The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
Book Introduction - Ruth
This lovely story should be read in connection with the first half of Judges, as it presents a picture of life in Israel at that time.
Typically, the book may be taken as a foreview of the church (Ruth), as the Gentile bride of Christ, the Bethlehemite who is able to redeem. Ruth also gives a normal Christian experience:
1. Ruth deciding (Ruth 1).
2. Ruth serving (Ruth 2).
3. Ruth resting (Ruth 3).
4. Ruth rewarded (Ruth 4).
The events recorded in Ruth cover a period of 10 years (Ussher).