Ruth is one of the well-known Biblical figures, the woman who came from a humble background to a status of great wealth. The Book of Ruth in the Hebrew Bible has the elements of a love story, but it also teaches us about important genealogy as well as utter belief and faithfulness to God. Ruth is regarded well in Christian circles because she was the ancestor of Jesus through King David.
Ruth was not an Israelite. She was born in the land of Moab and thus originated from a pagan background. But after she came to know the God of Israel, Ruth became a living testimony to Him through faith.