Detailed outline of the Book of Ruth - Ruth, Naomi, Boaz, and the genealogy of David

  1. Introduction: Naomi Emptied (1:1–5)
  2. Naomi Returns from Moab (1:6–22)
    1. Ruth Clings to Naomi (1:6–18)
    2. Ruth and Naomi Return to Bethlehem (1:19–22)
  3. Ruth and Boaz Meet in the Harvest Fields (ch. 2)
    1. Ruth Begins Work (2:1–7)
    2. Boaz Shows Kindness to Ruth (2:8–16)
    3. Ruth Returns to Naomi (2:17–23)
  4. Naomi Sends Ruth to Boaz’s Threshing Floor (ch. 3)
    1. Naomi Instructs Ruth (3:1–5)
    2. Boaz Pledges to Secure Redemption (3:6–15)
    3. Ruth Returns to Naomi (3:16–18)
  5. Boaz Arranges to Fulfill His Pledge (4:1–12)
    1. Boaz Confronts the Unnamed Kinsman (4:1–8)
    2. Boaz Buys Naomi’s Property and Announces His Marriage to Ruth (4:9–12)
  6. Conclusion: Naomi Filled (4:13–17)
  7. Epilogue: Genealogy of David (4:18–22)
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