As you study the lives of Ruth, Naomi, Hannah, and others this week, listen closely to the Spirit and record any impressions you receive. What are you inspired to do?
Ruth 1: Elimelech and his family go to Moab because of famine—His sons marry—The father and sons die—Ruth, the Moabitess, her husband having died, remains constant to Naomi—They come to Bethlehem.
Ruth 2: Ruth gleans in the fields of Boaz, a near relative of Naomi—He treats Ruth kindly.
Ruth 3: By Naomi’s instruction, Ruth lies at the feet of Boaz—He promises as a relative to take her as his wife.
Ruth 4: The nearest relative declines, and Boaz takes Ruth to wife—Ruth bears Obed, through whom came David the king.
1 Samuel 1: Hannah prays for a son and vows to give him to the Lord—Eli the priest blesses her—Samuel is born—Hannah loans him to the Lord.
1 Samuel 2: Hannah sings praises to the Lord—Samuel ministers before the Lord—Eli blesses Elkanah and Hannah, and they have sons and daughters—The sons of Eli reject the Lord and live in wickedness—The Lord rejects the house of Eli.
1 Samuel 3: The Lord calls Samuel—The house of Eli will not be purged by sacrifices and offerings—Samuel is recognized as a prophet by all Israel—The Lord appears to him.
Resources on ChurchofJesusChrist.org
- Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Primary (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” Hymns, no. 227.
- Chapter 24: Ruth and Naomi
- Chapter 25: Samuel
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 81: Ruth 1–4
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 82: 1 Samuel 1–2
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 83: 1 Samuel 3
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 16: Day 4, Ruth
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 17: Day 1, 1 Samuel 1–3
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Genesis-2 Samuel: Judges 13–21; Ruth 1–4: The Reign of the Judges, Part 2
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Genesis-2 Samuel: 1 Samuel 1–15: The Prophet Samuel and Saul, King of Israel
Resources on Interpreter Foundation
- Interpreter Radio Show — June 17, 2018, Administration, June 22, 2018
- KnoWhy OTL21A — What Is the Meaning of the Samuel’s Reply: “Here Am I”?, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, May 29, 2018
- KnoWhy OTL20A — How Does the Book of Ruth Provide a Model for Marriage?, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, May 21, 2018
- Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21, God Will Honor Those Who Honor Him, Administration, May 15, 2014
- Text as Afterthought: Jana Riess’s Treatment of the Jacob-Sherem Episode, Duane Boyce, August 2, 2019
Resources on Other Sites
- How the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament Help Us Understand What it Means to be Redeemed, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #436, May 24, 2018
- “The Lord . . . Bringeth Low, and Lifteth Up”: Hannah, Eli, and the Temple, Julie M. Smith, Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, Sperry Symposium 2013
- 1 Samuel 1–5, LDS Institute Manual, Old Testament
- Birth and Calling of the Prophet Samuel: A Literary Reading of the Biblical Text, Steven L. Olsen, BYU Studies Quarterly, vol. 56, no. 1
- Birth and Calling of the Prophet Samuel: A Literary Reading of the Biblical Text, Steven L. Olsen, BYU Studies Quarterly 56, no. 1
- Ruth, by Francine R. Bennion, Encyclopedia of Mormonism
- Ruth, Redemption, Covenant, and Christ, Kerry Muhlestein, The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, Sperry Symposium 2009