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Sometime between 1934 and 1947, women from Bethlehem reenacted the story of Ruth, as told in the Old Testament book of Ruth. Enjoy some photos from their reenactment, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

The woman who portrayed Ruth

Ruth winnows wheat in Bethlehem.

Boaz pays special attention to Ruth.

Ruth and Boaz are married.

Women at the wedding of Ruth and Boaz.

Women dance at the wedding.

Ruth and Boaz had a baby boy named Obed.

Baby Obed with Ruth’s former mother-in-law, Naomi.

Obed had a baby boy named Jesse.

Jesse had a baby boy named David.

David was a man after God’s own heart.

David had a baby boy named Solomon.

Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived — until he let worldly wives draw him away from God.

Solomon had a baby boy named Rehoboam.

When Rehoboam became king, he consulted with two groups of men — elders who had served his father and young men who had grown up with him. He rejected the wise counsel of the elders and took the advice of the young men. That foolish decision turned very sour.

But he forsook the counsel of the elders
which they had given him,
and consulted with the young men
who grew up with him and served him.
2 Chronicles 10:14

Your children have the ideal mother—you. Out of all the women who have ever lived in the history of the world, God chose you to be your children’s mother. He knows you have much to teach them and how much they need to learn it.

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction
And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head
And ornaments about your neck.
Proverbs 1:8

 

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