Amplified: NOW NAOMI had a kinsman of her husband’s, a man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. (GWT) KJV: And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.
(Amplified Bible - Lockman) GWT: Naomi had a relative. Young's Literal: And Naomi hath an acquaintance of her husband's, a man mighty in wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name is Boaz.
Septuagint (LXX): kai te Noemin aner gnorimos to andri autes o de aner dunatos ischui ek tes suggeneias Abimelech kai onoma auto Boos - for explanation of verb parsing abbreviations in parentheses after each verb English of Septuagint: And Noemin had a friend an acquaintance of her husband, and the man was a mighty man of the kindred of Elimelech, and his name was Booz From paper - An Adjusted Symmetrical Structuring Of Ruth - A Boyd Luter Summary - Ruth 2 takes place predominantly in the backdrop of a Bethlehem barley field and masterfully weaves together the lives of 3 ordinary people (Naomi, Ruth and Boaz) and one extraordinary God, Who is purposefully, providentially working out His redemptive plan for all of mankind in the ordinary events of life.
The events that occur during what otherwise seems to be just another humdrum 24 hour day would prove to have eternal, extraordinary consequences!
In the first five verses of the book, ten years whizzed by.
A famine started and ended, a family migrated, two marriages were made, and three men died.
Now we have an entire chapter that covers just one day.
That also ought to persuade us to listen very carefully to the details, to observe the scene, to wonder and enter into what these people experienced.
For three thousand years people have been blessed by reading what took place on this particular day when Ruth and Boaz began their relationship.
(Ruth 2:1-16: One Fine Day) Kinsman (04129)(moda from yadah = to know) is not the Hebrew word Goel (word study) (kinsman redeemer) but the Hebrew noun moda or "mowda" which means simply a relative (used of Boaz once more in Ruth 3:2) and is derived from the Hebrew verb yada which means to know.