The book of Ruth is a story. One way to divide up the action of a story is according to where it takes place. In a film or play we would speak of scenes. Often when telling a story it too breaks naturally into scenes. Certainly our story is organised in this way:
Notice that these schemes (dividing the book by scenes or speeches) are not really exclusive but operate at different levels and can be combined to break the text up into sensible units at different levels.
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