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In preparing for special messages on Ruth, I read (again) this book by Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. He was a long-time professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary. The book is easy to read and full of pertinent illustrations. Hubbard stays with the idea of a love story and only touches on the possibilities of the typology of Ruth as the believer and Boaz as Christ. In all, it gives some delightful insights into Christian views of love and marriage.
Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. (PhD, Claremont Graduate School) is emeritus professor of biblical literature at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. He is author of several books, including The Book of Ruth: New International Commentary on the Old Testament and Joshua in the NIV Application Commentary series and co-author of Introduction to Biblical Interpretation with William Klein and Craig B ...more