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Dan Belnap, “‘How Excellent is Thy Lovingkindness’: The Gospel Principle of Hesed,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009), 170–186.
Francine R. Bennion, “Ruth,” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, 4 vols. (New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1992), 3:1239–1240.
Alonzo L. Gaskill, “The ‘Ceremony of the Shoe’: A Ritual of God’s Ancient Covenant People,” in By Our Rites of Worship: Latter-day Saint Views on Ritual in Scripture, History, and Practice, ed. Daniel L. Belnap (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 133–150.
Kerry Muhlestein, “Ruth, Redemption, Covenant, and Christ,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, The 38th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009), 187–206.
Brian K. Ray, “Understanding the House of the Lord: A Study of Holy Places in Scripture,” Religious Educator 18, no. 3 (2018): 83–93.
John W. Welch and Yehuda Radday, “Structure in the Scroll of Ruth,” Beth Mikra 77 (1979): 180–187.