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Elimelech
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elimelech
Elimelech (אֱלִימֶלֶךְ‎, elimelekh). Husband of Naomi, father of Mahlon and Chilion (Ruth 1:3; 4:9). Elimelech was from the tribe of Judah, and he took his family to Moab during a famine in Bethlehem in the time of the judges. He died there, along with his two sons.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elimelech (Person)
ELIMELECH (PERSON) [ʾĕlı̂melek (אֱלִימֶלֶך)]. A resident of Bethlehem, father-in-law of Ruth, and a relative of Boaz (Ruth 1:1–4; 2:1). Because of financial hardship and famine, Elimelech emigrated to Moab with his wife NAOMI and their two sons MAHLON and CHILION. Soon thereafter Elimelech died, but
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elimelech
Elimelech. Man from Bethlehem who took his wife, Naomi, and his sons, Mahlon and Chilion, to sojourn in Moab because of famine in Judah (Ru 1:2, 3). While in Moab, he died; then his sons also died; and Naomi decided to return to Judah. One daughter-in-law, Orpah, preferred to remain in Moab; the other,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elimelech
Elimelech ē-limʹə-lek [Heb. ʾĕlîmeleḵ—‘God is king’; Gk. Abeimelech, Alimelek]. A member of the tribe of Judah, a native of Bethlehem, a man of wealth, and probably head of a family or clan (Ruth 1:2f.; 2:1, 3; 4:3, 9). He lived during the period of the judges, had a hereditary possession near Bethlehem,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elimelech
ELIMELECH Man from Bethlehem who took his wife, Naomi, and his sons, Mahlon and Chilion, to sojourn in Moab because of famine in Judah (Ru 1:2–3). While in Moab, he died; then his sons also died; and Naomi decided to return to Judah. One daughter-in-law, Orpah, preferred to remain in Moab; the other,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elimelech
Elimelech (i-lim´uh-lek, Heb., “El [God] is sovereign,” “the divine king,” or “my God is Milku”), a member of the Ephrathite family group who immigrated to Moab when a great famine broke out in Bethlehem of Judah during the period of the judges (Ruth 1:2–3; 2:1, 3; 4:3, 9). After his death, his two sons
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elimelech
ELIMELECH. A man of considerable importance and holdings in Bethlehem-judah in the time of the judges; husband of Naomi and father of Mahlon and Chilion (Ruth 1:1 f.). By moving to Moab the family escaped Judah’s famine. The sons’ marriage to Moabites and the death of the three men led to the return
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elimelech
Elimelech (Heb. ʾĕlɩ̂meleḵ)A native of Bethlehem and husband of Naomi. When a severe famine hit the land, Elimelech moved his family to neighboring Moab where he soon died (Ruth 1:1–3), leaving his widow to dispose of his land (4:3, 9). Elimelech’s two sons, Mahlon and Chilion, who had married Moabite
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elimelech
Elimelech [ĭ lĭmˊə lĕk] (Heb. ˒elîmeleḵ “God is king”). A native of Bethlehem and husband of Naomi When a severe famine hit the land, Elimelech moved his family to neighboring Moab where he soon died (Ruth 1:1–3), leaving his widow to dispose of his land (4:3, 9). His two sons, Mahlon and Chilion,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elimelech
ELIMELECH A resident of Bethlehem, husband of Naomi, and father-in-law of Ruth (Ruth 1:1–4; 2:1). Owing to financial hardship, Elimelech migrated to Moab with his wife and two sons, Mahlon and Chilion, who married Moabite women, Orpah and Ruth. Elimelech died soon after, followed by his sons, and Naomi
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elimelech
Elim´elech (my God is king), a man of the tribe of Judah and of the family of the Hezronites, who dwelt in Bethlehem-Ephratah in the days of the Judges. (b.c. 1312.) In consequence of a great dearth in the land he went with his wife, Naomi, and his two sons, Mahlon and Chilion, to dwell in Moab, where
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elimelech
ELIM´ELECH (e-limʹe-lek; “God is king”). A man of the tribe of Judah who dwelt in Bethlehem in Judah in the days of the judges, probably before 1070 b.c. In consequence of a great famine in the land, he went with his wife, Naomi, and his two sons, Mahlon and Chilion, to dwell in Moab, where he and his
See also
Relatives
Naomi Wife
Mahlon Son
Chilion Son
Ruth Daughter-In-Law
Boaz Relative
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