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Home Life in Ancient Palestine: Studies in the Book of Ruth
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Home Life in Ancient Palestine: Studies in the Book of Ruth


Thomas Nelson 1877

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In Home Life in Ancient Palestine, author Andrew Thomson compiles his past lectures on Ruth to bring readers a practical perspective on this widely popular book of the Bible. His aim is to “remove its obscurities, unravel its difficulties, to state some of the many lessons of religion, morality, and prudence that are scattered over it like its own rich harvest gleanings, and to show the manifold application of these to our own circumstances and times.”

This volume is essential for students, scholars, pastors, historians, teachers of the Bible, and anyone else studying the book of Ruth. With Logos Bible Software, the volume is completely searchable—Scripture passages appear on mouse-over and link to the Hebrew texts and English translations in your library. This accessibility makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “Moab” or “Ruth 1:16.”

Key Features

  • Illustrates the beauty of the book of Ruth
  • Aims to deepen the reader’s understanding of the book


  • Introductory
  • The Emigrants
  • The Return
  • The Religion of Sentiment and the Religion of Principle
  • Despondency, or Light at Eventide
  • The Gleaners
  • The Good Master
  • Godliness with Contentment
  • Doubtful Expedients; or, “Let Not Your Good Be Evil Spoken Of”
  • “Whatsoever Thy Hand Findeth to Do, Do It”
  • Holy Wedlock; or, “Marriage Is Honourable in All”
  • Little Obed

Praise for the Print Edition

Doctor Thomson . . . gives a series of able and thoughtful discourses on the Book of Ruth, upon which considerations, as to the value of the Old Testament home-life lessons, analogous to the foregoing, appear to have had an influence. They contain some charming and suggestive writing, and also throw much light on the narrative. We wish that all who read them may rise from their perusal with the sense of invigoration which we confess that they produced on us.

The Baptist Magazine

Product Details

  • Title: Home Life in Ancient Palestine: Studies in the Book of Ruth
  • Author: Andrew Thomson
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 213

About Andrew Thomson

Andrew Thomson (1814–1901) was a noted Scottish reverend who ministered his congregation for 60 years. He received his BA from Glasgow University (1836) and was ordained in 1837. In 1851 he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from Glasgow University. Thomson resigned from the pulpit in 1897.