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Chilion
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Sometimes rendered as Kilion. Naomi‘s son Chilion died while the family was living in Moab (Ruth 1:2, 5; compare 4:9). Chilion and his brother Mahlon each married a Moabite woman while living in Moab (Ruth 1:4). Mahlon’s wife was Ruth, whom the biblical book is named after, while Chilion’s wife was Orpah (Ruth 4:9).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chilion, Son of Elimelech
Chilion, Son of Elimelech (כִּלְיוֹן‎, kilyon). Sometimes rendered as Kilion. Naomi‘s son Chilion died while the family was living in Moab (Ruth 1:2, 5; compare 4:9). Chilion and his brother Mahlon each married a Moabite woman while living in Moab (Ruth 1:4). Mahlon’s wife was Ruth, whom the biblical
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chilion (Person)
CHILION (PERSON) [Heb kilyôn (כִּלְיֹון)]. Son of Elimelech and Naomi, husband of Orpah (Ruth 1:2, 5; 4:9). Chilion and his family migrated to Moab, where he married Orpah (4:9–10) and later died with his brother Mahlon and their father (1:4–5). Chilion is always paired with his brother in the story.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chilion
Chilion. One of the two sons of Elimelech and Naomi (Ru 1:2). He married a Moabite girl named Orpah (1:4; 4:9, 10) and eventually died in Moab (1:5).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chilion
Chilion kil̀ē-on [Heb. kilyôn]. One of the two sons of Elimelech and Naomi, “Mahlon and Chilion … Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah” (Ruth 1:2). With his mother and brother he came into Moab and there both married Moabite women, Orpah being the name of Chilion’s wife and Ruth that of the wife of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kilion
KILION One of the two sons of Elimelech and Naomi (Ru 1:2). He married a Moabite girl named Orpah (v 4) and eventually died in Moab (v 5).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chilion
Chilion (kil´ee-uhn; Heb., “weakness”), the second son born to Elimelech and Naomi, an Ephrathite couple who immigrated to Moab when famine struck the region of Bethlehem (Ruth 1:2; 4:9). As told in the book of Ruth, Chilion married a Moabite woman, Orpah. Upon his death, his widow returned to her own
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chilion
CHILION. One of the two sons of Elimelech and Naomi, who migrated from Bethlehem to Moab. Chilion married the Moabitess Orpah, and died childless in Moab (Ruth 1:2, 5; 4:9).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chilion
Chilion (Heb. kilyôn)The younger son of Elimelech and Naomi, and the husband of Orpah (Ruth 1:2–4). Chilion, like his brother Mahlon, died early, leaving his wife a widow (Ruth 1:5).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chilion
Chilion [kĭlˊ ĭ ən] (Heb. kilyôn). The younger son of Elimelech and Naomi, and the husband of Orpah the Moabitess (Ruth 1:2–4; NIV “Kilion”). Chilion, like his brother Mahlon, died early, leaving his wife a widow (v. 5).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Chilion
CHILION Son of Elimelech and Naomi and the husband of Orpah, and thus the brother-in-law of Ruth (Ruth 1:2, 5; 4:9). Chilion, who came from Bethlehem, wed Orpah in her native Moab (Ruth 4:9–10).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chilion
Chil´ion (pining, sickly), the son of Naomi and husband of Ruth. Ruth 1:2–5; 4:9. (b.c. 1250.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chilion
CHIL´ION (kilʹi-un; “pining”), Kil´ion (NIV). The younger son of Elimelech and Naomi, and husband of Orpah, Ruth’s sister-in-law; he died childless in the land of Moab (Ruth 1:2, 5; 4:9), about 1100 b.c.
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Relatives
Elimelech Father
Naomi Mother
Mahlon Brother
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