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When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the edge of the heap of grain. Then she came silently, uncovered his feet and laid down. Bible

“he went to lie down at the edge of the heap of grain.” Landowners would often participate in the protection of their harvest, and that is the main reason Boaz would sleep by the grain pile. An ancillary reason was he would likely not want to make the walk back to Bethlehem at night. Although we are not told how large the heap of grain was, given how much grain Ruth gleaned in one day indicates that this was a very large grain pile.


Commentary for: Ruth 3:7