The name of Boaz (a type of Christ) appears many times more than Ruth (a type of the church), indicating Christ's intense work on behalf of the church.
Although many lessons of the book of Ruth allude to Old Covenant teachings, Ruth prefigures New Covenant principles such as mercy, Christ's care, and acceptance.
God mightily used Gideon, initially a timid man who required multiple signs from God, when he began walking more by faith than sight.
Simeon's life serves as a precursor to that of God's called-out ones, demonstrating the elements necessary to bring a person to spiritual maturity.
Gideon incrementally moved from a position of weakness and fear to a position of strength and valor as he increasingly started to trust in God to give victory.
The discovery of a clay bulla substantiates the account of II Chronicles 34:8, which avers that Josiah appointed Ma-aseiah to serve as Governor of Jerusalem.