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What is the purpose behind "uncovering his feet and lie down"?


Ruth 3:4

NASB - 4 "It shall be when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies, and you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down; then he will tell you what you shall do."

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Stringio Colin Wong Supporter Founder, eBible.com
This verse is read to mean that Ruth was inquiring about Boaz's willingness to take her as his wife and to provide for her as the family redeemer. Is there a cultural relevance or sexual overtone in the "uncovering of feet"? We may never know.

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