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4.45 Ruth -- Summary of Ruth Racial Teachings
a. Faith transcends ethnicity.
b. A foreigner may join herself to Israel based on a verbal oath and personal loyalty.
c. Faith is not dependent on Law or sacrifice.
d. Commitment to the God of Israel involves a foreigner cutting her ties to homeland, natural family and false gods.
e. The new convert is welcomed and blessed as a full-fledged member of the community.
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