Boaz took his courtship into court!
He was in love with Ruth, but his love could not disregard God’s law. God’s law made sure that a dead man’s family name did not die with him and that his property was not sold outside of his own tribe or clan. The law of the kinsman-redeemer is found in Leviticus Twenty-five, and the law governing the marriage of widows is found in Deuteronomy Twenty-five. Under these laws the closest living male blood relative had first responsibility to redeem a mortgaged estate and remarry the widow of his deceased brother. (Pastor Gene Pensiero)