Question: Why did midwife tie a scarlet thread around Zerah’s wrist? Was this a common action for twins? surely if it was custom to tie a ribbon surely this would have been done once the baby had been ‘birthed’. This whole procedure seems unlikely and extremely messy. Answer: “Now it came to pass, at the…

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Question: What was Jerusalem and Galilee like at the time of Jesus, please? Answer: People have written entire books on this topic. I would not be able to answer your note adequately. Instead, let me suggest that you find a book in your local library or purchase one at a book store. Most books on…

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Question: Why did Ruth uncover Boaz’s feet? Answer: In the story of Ruth, Ruth worked in the fields as a charity case to supply food for her mother-in-law and herself. Ruth didn’t realize it, but the field she selected was owned by a relative of her deceased father-in-law. Boaz spoke to her, realized she was…

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