HISTORY OF RUTH.
Ruth iv. 13, 17.-So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife:
and when he went in unto her, the Lord gave her concep-
tion, and she bare a son. And the women said unto Nao-
mi, Blessed be the Lord, which hath not left thee this day
without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.
And be shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nou-
risher of thine old age. For thy daughter-in-law, which
loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath
born him. And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her
bosom, and became nurse unto it. And the women her
neighbors gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to
Naomi, and they called his name Obed. He is the father
of Jesse, the father of David.
HISTORY OF HANNAH THE MOTHER OF
1 Sam. i. 1, 8.-Now there was a certain man of Ramath-
aim-Zophim, of Mount Ephraim, and his name was Elka-