The Human Characters
Here are the three main human characters in this section of the story, just as a reminder:
Naomi - Widow and Bethlehemite who was married to Elimelech. She had moved to Moab, a nation regularly at odds with her people, over a decade earlier. Her husband and sons passed away and she returned to Bethlehem, where she possibly had property and some connections.
Ruth - Daughter-in-law of Naomi who was from Moab. Her husband, Naomi's son, passed away. Rather than stay in Moab and build a life there, she committed to Naomi and went with Naomi to Bethlehem.
Boaz - A kinsman of Naomi and Ruth's deceased husbands. A wealthy man in Bethlehem who shows kindness to Ruth.