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Simple to show that Ruth the Moabitess was from Moab, not an Israelite.

They had other gods and were from other people, Moab.

Verses show Ruth did not convert until after their husband was dead

Please read your scriptures, not other books.

This verse shows this event is during the "Judges", before Israel split into two kingdoms
read 1 Kings 11

Ruth.1[ 1] Now it came to pass in the days "when the judges ruled" , that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.[2 ] And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab , and continued there.[3 ] And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.[4] And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.[ 5] And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the

( this verse shows Ruth or Orpah did not convert. Why would Naomi want to send two new believers back to pagan gods? Think this over, does not make sense ) Also shows two different peoples .

woman was left of her two sons and her husband.[ 6] Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab : for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.[ 7] Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.[8 ] And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.[ 9] The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.[10 ] And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.[11 ] And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?[ 12] Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;[ 13] Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me.[14] And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

This verse shows they had the gods of Moab, not the God of Israel

[15] And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people , and unto her gods : return thou after thy sister in law.


This verse shows Ruth was not, at this point, part of the people of the God of Isreal or at this point even had the God of Israel. The words "I will" and "shall be" imply future tense.

[16] And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go ; and where thou lodgest , I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:[17] Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

Ruth's conversion and confession to the God of Israel ( above and below )

[18] When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.

[19] So they two went until they came to Bethlehem . And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?[ 20] And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.[ 22] So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.


Ruth.2[ 2] And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.

[21] And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

Ruth.4[ 5] Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.

[10] Moreover Ruth the Moabitess , the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.



Gen.11[ 27] Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.[ 28] And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

Gen.19[35 ] And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.[36 ] Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.[37 ] And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.[38 ] And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

BDB Definition: Ur = flame

1) city in southern Babylonia, city of the Chaldeans, centre of moon worship, home of Abraham's father, Terah, and departure point for the Abraham's migration to Mesopotamia and Canaan

Part of Speech: noun proper locative


H4124 מואב mo ab - Moab, an incestuous son of Lot; also his territory and descendants: - Moab

H4125 מואבית מואביּה מואבי moabiy moabiyah moaabiyth mo-aw-bee', mo-aw-bee-yaw', mo-aw-beeth'

Patronymic from H4124; a Moabite or Moabitess , that is, a descendant from Moab: - (woman) of Moab, Moabite (-ish, -ss)


These people below are not Israelites

Num.22[ 10] And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab

Judg.10[ 6] And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him.

Judg.3[ 17] And he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab : and Eglon was a very fat man.


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