Ruth the Moabitess had come to live in the town of Bethlehem. She had returned with her mother-in-law Naomi from Moab after the death of her husband. As a foreigner and as a widow she would have been completely unprotected in any other country except in the Land where she had taken up residence, under the protection of the God of that Land Whose worship she had taken upon herself at the time of her marriage to her Israelite husband. To boot, she came from a people who were historical enemies of Israel, the hated Moabites. Nevertheless she remained unmolested, and provided for by the townspeople among whom she dwelled. In addition, Boaz, a distant relative of her deceased husband had undertaken to marry her. This was the second marriage for both of them. The first marriage of each had been childless. Boaz was now a man in his late 60s whom the Bethlehemites had thought would never marry again. To tell the truth, Boaz had had no intention of remarrying. He was quite content to live alone and tend to his duties as a judge in Israel.

But when he met Ruth, he was immediately overcome with love and compassion. By her demeanor and her attractivenss, she brought forth feelings in him that he believed were long dead. The way she carried herself, the way she walked, her very feminineness, even her Moabite accent, her very OTHERNESS, were exciting to him. And everyone who knew her agreed that she was a model of kindness and graciousness which made the people of Bethlehem willing to give no consideration to the place of her origin in their evaluation of her. They loved her and she loved them in return. Everyone rejoiced at the marriage of Boaz and this extraordinary, converted woman.

On their wedding night, after all the guests had left, Ruth went into the bedroom of her home, for the first tine as its mistress. She undressed and lay down upon the marital bed, awaiting the arrival of her husband. When Boaz appeared at the doorway, she was unawre that he was standing there, gazing upon her nakedness. In a reverie, she carressed her body. The sight of her nakedness and the beauty of her skin held him transfixed in a trance. Still unaware of his presence, she continued to carress and probe her body with her fingers. Her eyes closed in the glow of a mounting feeling of rapture at the thought that after all these years, a man would touch her and bring her joy. And she loved Boaz dearly. Although she was some 25 years his junior in age, not once did she worry that he would be unable to fullfill the desire in her that had waited for years unaddressed. In her reverie, her body began to undulate and writhe on the bed, and and she began to moan softly. Watching her, Boaz was as one whose mind has telescoped so that there is no reality except what the direct field of vision shows. His heart raced and he was hardly aware that his feet had begun to move, carrying him to the passion bed where his lovely bride lay.

There is a special early middle age voluptuousness to women in their 40s which is lacking in younger females, and it is this sweet voluptuousness that drives older men insane with passion. And so it was that all of these intriguing attributes of Ruth which Boaz loved caused an incredible awakening of tuminescence in him that he had long not felt for any woman. And perhaps, after all, this was the intent of the Creator, blessed be He, when he brought these two older lovers together as a couple. For from THEIR loins would come the Redeemer of the world, and it is fitting that the messiah's genesis be wrought in the highest and deepest levels of passion. For he, the messiah, is to be a passionate man himself in his reign of justice and mercy.

So Ruth inspired her husband by her mere being in itself, and not by anything that she did. For from the wedding night until the day that death separated them, he was always enflamed by her, and his passion was boundless. And the knowledge that Ruth could inspire this degree of passion and love in a husband as old as Boaz, caused Ruth to love her own femininity and sensuality. Hence she was always open to him, and she was happy in his embrace, when she felt the excitement and strength she inspired in him, between her thighs and inside of her. So she clung to him and carressed him and opened herself to him body and soul. She did with her husband all that lovers may do with each other, and they loved one another in a way in which neither had done with previous loves.

So Heaven smiled upon their loving, and there was born to them Obed. To Obed was born Jesse. To Jesse was born David, the king of Israel. Now David grew to be the most passionate man in all of Israel.

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Date: Saturday, Feb 5, 2005 14:19 (PST)
From: "Valerie Mitchell"
Subject: Ruth and Boaz

Thank you for an inspiring topic concerning Ruth and Boaz. My wife and I looked for the word (tuminescence) and could not find it. We assumed it meant impotent or to awake one's passion. Once again thank you for a great mind opening topic. We would love to use this in our marriage counselling.

Kenneth and Valerie
Have a blessed day,
Valerie Mitchell