*Boaz was a rich land owner who lived in Bethlehem-Judah,
The New Testament reveals to us (in two places) that Boaz and Ruth are great-grandparents to King David; putting them in the lineage of The Lord Jesus Christ - who will return one day to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords! (Revelation 19:11-16)
“And Salmon begat **Booz of Rachab; and **Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; …And Jesse begat David the king....” (Matthew 1:5 and 6a)
“...Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; and declared to be the son of God with power...by the resurrection from the dead….” (Romans 1:3-4)
* Boaz is the transliteration from the Hebrew into English.
** Booz is the transliteration from Hebrew to Greek into English.
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“A mighty man of wealth” (Ruth 2:1) who marries a Gentile bride, in many ways Boaz typifies or mirrors the Lord Jesus Christ. Ruth, his Gentile wife, in front of the same mirror, typifies the Church - the body of Christ.
Since Boaz so closely resembles our Wonderful Saviour, in October 2002, our members were pleased to adopt his name for the name of our church...
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