A family moved from the land of Canaan to the land of Moab on account of a famine, where the father of it and his two sons died, and each of them left a widow, #Ru 1:1-5
The mother-in-law proposed to return to her own country, and set forward with her two daughters-in-law, whom, when they had gone a little way with her, she entreated to go back, and expostulated with them about it, #Ru 1:6-13,
“The Lord came to the aid of his people”: possibly through one of the judges.
In Eastern countries women occupy apartments separate from those of men, and daughters are most frequently in those of their mother.
Ask M2, M3, M4A
“"No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter the assembly of the LORD. "No Ammonite or Moabite shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall ever enter the assembly of the LORD, because they did not meet you with food and water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.” (De 23:2-4 NAS95)
One of them did, but the other, Ruth, the subject of this book, resolved to go the journey with her, #Ru 1:14-18
Ask the rest of M4
They both came to Bethlehem, the former residence of her mother-in-law Naomi, who was greatly taken notice of by her old friends and acquaintance, to whom she related her present circumstances, #Ru 1:19-22.