I am using an old book to do a Space Log Blog and Spiritual Blog with Chris Breva.
| Prompt: Why do you think the unnamed next of kin refused to redeem the land when he found out Ruth came with the land? After all. she was a foreign widow and basically a slave. She would have added value to his estate in the respect.
Maybe he was selfish and women didn't hold much regard in Bible times. Being a slave. It is possible the person who owned the land thought she wasn't worthy. There weren't lawyers and laws like there are now. I don't know if I am right but this is how I see it.If Ruth and Naomi could have gotten lawyers back then, the land would have been given to the rightful heir or owner. I love the story of Ruth. She was faithful to her mother-in-law, didn't complain and was willing to work the wheat fields and Boaz was nice to her and fell in love with her. They got married. I hope this makes sense.