Read it! Ruth 4:1-12
Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so.
Think it through
Boaz was such a fantastic, up-and-up man. Not only does he approach the next man in line for a prize he would like to claim for himself, he does it in the presence of ten witnesses. These men bore witness to the offer, the refusal, the passing of the sandal (another little weird-ism in this story that I love!), and Boaz’s legal redemption of Ruth.