It is easy to skip over the Old Testament. Aside from the famous stories of Genesis and Exodus, it is easy to then jump past a lot of the material in the OT. We might visit the occasional story of David’s exploits. We will look at the Psalms. But the rest of the pages might go untouched.
Be sure to check out Ruth. And be sure to check out part III of Prof. Goldingay’s reflections on this little book.