Burial and Mourning Customs in the Bible

1 Thessalonians 4:13: “… you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope …” Burial and mourning customs may have different forms in different cultures but often have the same purposes: to respectfully dispose of the remains of the person who passed away; to deal with the emotions of those who […]

Boaz treats Ruth well

“Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, ‘Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?’” (Ruth 2:10) When the reapers are at work and Ruth is gathering wheat, Boaz comes to check on his workers. He […]