Ruth 2:5-7 – The Servant in Charge of the Reapers


Ruth 2:5-7


Boaz asks his servant about Ruth, and the servant tells Boaz who she is.


The minor character of the servant in charge of the reapers can be read in two different ways.  He could, like Boaz, be admiring Ruth for working hard, gleaning from dawn until dusk.  Or he could, in contrast to Boaz, be saying: “She is that Moabite woman, and she has been bugging me all day, asking if she might glean.”(See Hans Holbein the Younger 1525 and Dore