Bible Trivia: Three Great Romances of the Bible

Ruth meets Boaz in his barely field.
Ruth meets Boaz in his barely field. | Source

Ruth and Boaz

The courtship of Ruth and Boaz is fascinating, endearing, and rich in unusual cultural customs. We come to a greater understanding of the value of virtue, respect, humility and kindness between a man and woman during their courtship and marriage.

Ruth and Boaz quiz

Naomi and Ruth's journey from Moab to Bethlehem

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The Significance of Bethlehem

Ruth was a native of Moab, a country not well thought of to the people of Israel. Ruth left her homeland and went to live in Israel, her mother-in-law's native land. They settled in Bethlehem where Naomi's late husband's family were and where he owned land.

Boaz and Ruth married and lived in Bethlehem and gave birth to Obed. Obed grew up and had a son, Jesse. Jesse grew up and had a son, David, king of Israel. Bethlehem became known as the city of David. Boaz, Obed, Jesse and David are all named in the lineage of Christ.

Christ was born in Bethlehem, the City of David.

Jacob and Rachel

Love at first sight! The minute Jacob laid eyes on Rachel he knew she was the one. Although waiting and patience were not his forte, because of his deep and abiding love for her he was willing wait for a very long time. Little did he know just how long it would be and how much he would have to put up with from her father.

It was love at first sight when Jacob saw Rachel at the well.
It was love at first sight when Jacob saw Rachel at the well. | Source
The Lover and his Beloved.
The Lover and his Beloved. | Source

The Lovers in Song of Songs

The Song of Songs means "The best song", and the book is written as a dramatic poem, or set of poems. It is the story of two lovers, newlyweds most likely, who yearn for each other. There are different parts and characters in this story.

Lover: the husband whom many believe to be Solomon himself

Beloved: the wife

Friends: Maidens, or daughters of Jerusalem.

Many say Song of Songs represents a picture of God's love for his people (or Christ's love for His Church), or simply a true story given to us to see the beauty of marital love. Regardless, Song of Songs is filled with graphic, sensual professions of love between the Lover and his Beloved.

The Beloved referred to herself as the Rose of Sharon, a beautiful and fragrant wildflower.
The Beloved referred to herself as the Rose of Sharon, a beautiful and fragrant wildflower. | Source

Out of the three, which story did you like best?

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Where to find their stories

Boaz and Ruth:
Ruth 2 - 4
Jacob and Rachel:
Genesis 29 - 30, 35
The Lover and his Beloved:
Song of Songs

© 2013 Lori Colbo

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Hyphenbird 3 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Lambservant, this was so much fun to read and the quiz is interesting. What a wonderful way to teach the Bible. You do these so well. Indeed I need to learn more and to delve deeper into the Word. Have a great day.


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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

LS,

Boy, I just taught a series on Song of Solomon about a yer ago. Shame on me! I really messed up with a 40%. I need to go back and teach myself now. As always, thanks for the fun and education you provide through these quizzes.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Beautiful and interesting! Thank you for the revision test.


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Great way to learn from the Bible.


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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest Author

H B and LG, keep in mind that I have my Bible right in front of me as I come up with the questions, it is not all retained up in my head, I know the story of Ruth and Jacob and Rachel pretty well but had to check things for accuracy and I knew little about the story of the song of songs but have always loved their expressions of love so included them, but I had to look most stuff up for that story. What I love about the Song of Songs is how the Lover praises his beloved by likening her to animals. I discovered in my research that that was a common thing back then. So HB, how would you feel if your husband said, trying to get romantic "Oh darling, your hair is like a flock of goats, your neck is the tower of David, your teeth are like a flock of sheep coming up from a washing. Come away with me my love." I always found that so humorous although it is meant to be a compliment. If I had a lover who said that to me I'd sen him packing.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, I truly enjoyed reading of these great love stories from the Bible! What a beautiful and clever manner in which to write on these love stories.

Great quizzes and I need to get into the Word more as relates to these lovely stories no doubt!

Love the Song of Songs. Who says God is not a passionate God!

Your choice of imagery is also very beautiful. Well, this is so very lovely and a most beautifully arranged hub and great topic for sure ... Love! What other topic is better than the topic of love stories?

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A different approach to some well-loved Bible romances and it works so well. Love the images, too. You must have spent quite some time on preparing this hub and it shows. God bless you.


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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest Author

Faith Reaper, I love your passion for all things God and Bible. Yes God is passionate and we must be passionate for Him. Thanks for stopping by.

Blossom, thanks for your comment. I did spend some time on this but most of it was researching Song of Songs and of course setting up these quiz capsules (they can be a challenge). I feel it's time well spent. Thanks for stopping in.


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mommyhood 3 years ago

Wonderful hub! Thanks for this


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North Wind 3 years ago from The World (for now)

Hi ls,

I think that this is a wonderful way to present these love stories and I had a great time taking your quizzes! I had a hard time choosing my favorite love story but I think the one with the Beloved trumps them all because I really see it as Christ and His bride, the church. His love is the ultimate love.

Great hub!


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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest Author

North Wind I would say you're right. Thanks for stopping by.

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