On another occasion he recited the whole of "Ruth and Boaz," commencing with the last verse.
Boaz's system of teaching was founded on one thing—whippings.
Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, “Whose damsel is this?”
And Boaz gave us all the whippings we ought to have had from our friends and relatives.
Is not Boaz, with whose maidens you have been, a relative of ours?
And Boaz never ceased from purifying our blood, and clearing our brain.
And we began to sigh and groan because of our sufferings under Boaz.
Then Boaz said to his servant who had charge of the reapers, "Whose maiden is this?"
At such times Boaz's eyes are bloodshot, and he flogs without counting and without singing his little song.
Just then the near relative of whom Boaz had spoken came along.
alacrity. (1.) The husband of Ruth, a wealthy Bethlehemite. By the "levirate law" the duty devolved on him of marrying Ruth the Moabitess (Ruth 4:1-13). He was a kinsman of Mahlon, her first husband. (2.) The name given (for what reason is unknown) to one of the two (the other was called Jachin) brazen pillars which Solomon erected in the court of the temple (1 Kings 7:21; 2 Chr. 3:17). These pillars were broken up and carried to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar.