Ruth and the famine Ruth 1:1-6
4 sources or more as I researched to find the words of the story tied it to a passing of Nibiru.
The story is as follows. In a famine under the judges (whether caused by Eglon's occupation of Judah, or under Gideon, Jdg_6:3-4, or in Eli's time) Elimelech and Naomi migrated to Moab, where Ruth married Mahlon their son. At the end of ten years, there being plenty in Judah, Naomi, now a widow and childless, returned; and Ruth in spite of her mother-in-law's suggestion that she should go back with Orpah (compare Luk_24:28), at the sacrifice of home and Moabite kindred (compare Luk_14:27-28), did cling to Naomi (Pro_17:17; Pro_18:24). Her choice was that of not only Naomi's people but chiefly of Naomi's "God" (Jos_24:14-15; Jos_24:19).
The Lord, by Naomi's entreaty that she should return from following, tested her faith (compare 1Ki_19:20); with "whither thou goest I will go" compare Joh_12:26; Rev_14:4 middle; with Rth_2:11, "thou hast left the land of thy nativity and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore," compare Gen_12:1; Act_7:3; Act_7:5. God's providence "under whose wings she was come to trust" (Rth_2:12; Psa_17:8; Psa_36:7) guided her to Boaz' field to glean. At Naomi's suggestion she claimed from him that he should perform the part of her late husband's near kinsman by purchasing Elimelech's inheritance and marrying her. The nearest kinsman having declined, Boaz did so. The date of the events is brought down to the time of Eli by the supposition that names have been omitted in the genealogical list of Boaz' ancestors.
Rth 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.
God has decreed ten grievous famines to take place in the world, to punish the inhabitants of the earth, before the coming of Messiah the king. The first in the days of Adam; the second in the days of Lamech; the third in the days of Abraham; the fourth in the days of Isaac; the fifth in the days of Jacob; the sixth in the days of Boaz, who is called Abstan, (Ibzan), the just, of Beth-lehem-judah; the seventh in the days of David, king of Israel; the eighth in the days of Elijah the prophet; the ninth in the days of Elisha, in Samaria; the tenth is yet to come, and it is not a famine of bread or of water but of hearing the word of prophecy from the mouth of the Lord; and even now this famine is grievous in the land of Israel.”
A famine in the land, in the land of Canaan, that land flowing with milk and honey. This was one of the judgments which God had threatened to bring upon them for their sins, Lev_26:19, Lev_26:20. The land had rest, yet it had not plenty; even in Bethlehem, which signifies the house of bread, there was scarcity. A fruitful land is turned into barrenness, to correct and restrain the luxury and wantonness of those that dwell therein.
a famine: Gen_12:10, Gen_26:1, Gen_43:1; Lev_26:19; Deu_28:23-24, Deu_28:38; 2Sa_21:1; 1Ki_17:1-12, 1Ki_18:2; 2Ki_8:1-2; Psa_105:16, Psa_107:34; Jer_14:1; Eze_14:13, Eze_14:21; Joe_1:10-11, Joe_1:16-20; Amo_4:6.
HSCB During the time of the judges identifies the events of this story as taking place during a time when "everyone did whatever he wanted (as in the days of Noah) (Matthew 24:37) (lit. did right in his own eyes), when there was no king in Israel (Jud 21:25). This famine was a part of God's judgment on His people for their religious Apostasy (Rev 7th Church-The Apostate Church) from Him, pursuing the Baals and Ashtoreths (Jud 2:11-15). The famine even affected Bethlehem ('the house of bread") so one family doing right in their own mind went to live in the pagan land of Moab where economic prospects seemed brighter.
Rth 1:2 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.
Elimelech name signifies my God a king, agreeable to the state of Israel when the judges ruled, for the Lord was their King, and comfortable to him and his family in their affliction, that God was theirs and that he reigns for ever. His wife was Naomi, which signifies my amiable or pleasant one. But his sons' names were Mahlon and Chilion, sickness and consumption, perhaps because weakly children, and not likely to be long-lived. Such are the productions of our pleasant things, weak and infirm, fading and dying.
Rth 1:3 And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.
Rth 1:4 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.
Rth 1:5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.
The drought was seven to ten years and possibly during a Jubilee because she goes back and asks for her land back.
1144 Sabbath Year (Shemitah)
1140-00 Eli ('lofty') as priest and judge Judges 4:18
1140* BC 1250 (1249 Sabbath Year), 1100* Naomi, Ruth and Boaz Ruth 1 - 4 1175?-1100? 964-924 BCE, Date of Writing: 1011-931.
* = 2 or more authors agree on this timeframe.
Ruth 1 deals with Religious apostasy of the Northern Kingdoms of Israel.
The final Battle of the Ages is over the Torah. Esau (Edom)/Islam as Rome and Roman Christianity and her children who refuse to return to the “Faith of their Forefathers”, the Hebrew-Judaic faith of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will soon confront the Jews of the House of Judah. The question, for everyone whose ancestral lineage come from the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, are you willing to return to Torah observance and become part of the restoration of All Israel? Are you willing to accept the Revelation mandate that was given in the Second Great Awakening of 1844; “Come out of her My people!” and return to your Hebrew-Judaic roots? Here is your message from the Divine.
Revelation 18:1-2 – “I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, the earth was lit up by his splendor. He cried with a loud voice, She had Fallen! She has fallen! Bavel the Great! She has become a home for demons, prison for every unclean spirit, prison for every unclean, hated bird…
Then I hear another voice out of heaven say: “My people, come out of her! So that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not be affect by her plagues!”
The Northern Kingdom of the House of Israel’s apostasy was very simple. They wanted to do their own thing. They did not want to worship during the festivals of the L-rd in Solomon’s Temple; they did not want Jerusalem to be the center of spiritual enlightenment for their children; they did not want the kings that were dynastic heirs of the Throne of Kings David and Solomon to be their kings; they did not want the rabbinic jurists to be the legal decision makers on halakhic decisions; and neither did they want the G-d of Israel to be their G-d.
Postlude –“The Heroine of Shavuot is Ruth, whose book is read at every Shavuot in the Synagogues around the world. Ruth was the descendant of the Moabites, the children of Lot in an incestuous relationship with his daughter after Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. All descendants of Lot were banned from associating with the Hebrew Israelite society for ten generations. While reading the Book of Ruth on Shavuot, you might be interested to remember the following information.
The generations from Adam to Terah were 20 generations.
The generations from Abram to Salmon who married Rahab when the Israelites destroyed the fortified city of Jericho was 10 generations. Rahab as a Righteous Gentile was privileged to be converted and assimilated into the Hebrew-Israelite faith and economy and privileged to be the great-great grandmother of King David.
The generations from Abram and Lot to Boaz who married Ruth was the 11th generation from the era of Abraham and Lot. Ruth was free to return to the faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, for the curse of Lot was over in the 11th generation. So she was blessed to become the great grandmother of King David.
For the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel.
Today, the generation of the rebellion of the Northern Kingdom of Israel was 103 generations ago. Though lost, there never was put a generational curse upon the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, for if they were willing to repent and return to the Torah faith of the Jews (Judaism) they would be welcome back into the fellowship of the House of Judah who in part remained in the covenant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Today, the children born today are the 140th generation since the days of Adam’s creation. They will be the ones who will be privileged to enter and live out their whole lives in “World to Come”.
Today also the 110th generation from our Patriarch Jacob will also be the children that will “pass-over” from this era of evil and wickedness into the “World to Come of the Messiah”.
The Biblical character Ruth the Moabitess is an allegory for the Bride of Christ, who is to be a Bride of mixed Gentile and Israelite descent. In the Book of Ruth, it is explained that Ruth stayed with her Jewish mother-in-law Naomi after they were both widowed in Moab. After this, they are forced to return to Israel in order to survive. This is when Ruth finds herself welcomed to glean barley from the fields of Naomi’s wealthy kinsman Boaz. As Naomi’s close male relative, Boaz is a symbol for our righteous, merciful and loving Kinsman Redeemer Yahshua.
At the end of the barley harvest, Ruth ritually beseeches Boaz to redeem both her and Naomi from widowhood through the act of Levirate Marriage. When Boaz agrees to do this, we can tell that it is at the end of the barley harvest because Boaz gives Ruth six ephahs of barley right after she approaches him to marry her in the Levirate tradition (See Ruth 3:14-17).
Thus, their marriage was in the summer right around the time of Pentecost/Shavuot, which was the Feast of Yahweh that not only marked the giving of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, but also the end of the barley harvest and beginning of the wheat harvest in Israel.
The majority of these articles point to a Spring time event occurring with Nibiru and from the Book of Ruth being a prophecy then it may be that the rapture will be in the Spring possibly during the Barley Harvest or Wheat Harvest. Time will tell on this one.