Pieter Lastman ca. 1583 – 1633

Ruth Declares her Loyalty to Naomi

oil on panel (65 × 89 cm) — 1614 Museum Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover

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This work is linked to Ruth 1:16

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The widow Ruth lives in the land Moab, as does her mother-in-law Naomi. When Naomi wants to return to Bethlehem, where she was born, Ruth wants to go with her. To convince Naomi to take her, Ruth promises never to leave her.

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