Character Study on Elimelech

Character Study on Elimelech

Ruth 1: And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
Ruth 1: And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.
Ruth 2: And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.
Ruth 2: And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.
Ruth 4: And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's:
Ruth 4: And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.

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Morrish Bible Dictionary - Elimelech
Inhabitant of Bethlehem-judah, husband of Naomi, and father-in-law of Ruth. He went to Moab on account of a famine and died there. Ruth 1:2,3 ; Ruth 2:1,3 ; Ruth 4:3,9 .

Chabad Knowledge Base - Elimelech
Israelite leader, husband of Naomi, father of Ruth�s first husband. When a famine afflicted his native Israel, he and his family fled to the Land of Moab. For abandoning the Holy Land, he (and his sons) died.

Eliphaz: Son of Esau, father of Amalek.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Elimelech
("my God is king".) Of the family of Hezron of Judah, kinsman of Boaz, residing in Bethlehem Ephratah under the judges. In a famine he and his wife Naomi, with their two sons, went to Moab, where he and his sons died, and from whence Naomi returned a childless widow with Ruth. (See BOAZ; RUTH; NAOMI)

Holman Bible Dictionary - Elimelech
(ih lihm' uh lehch) Personal name meaning, “my God is king.” The husband of Naomi, who led his family from Bethlehem to Moab to escape famine and then died in Moab. This prepared the scene for the Book of Ruth (Ruth 1:2-3 ; compare Ruth 4:3 ).



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Elimelech
ELIMELECH . The husband of Naomi and father of Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem-Judah (cf. 1 Samuel 17:12 ). He is spoken of as if he were the head of a clan in the tribe of Judah (cf. Ruth 2:1 ; Ruth 2:3 ). This would be the Hezronites ( 1 Chronicles 2:9 , cf. Genesis 46:12 ).

Chabad Knowledge Base - R. Elimelech of lisenzc
1717-1787; Chassidic Rebbe, brother of Rabbi Zusia from Anipoli

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Elimelech
This man was the husband of Naomi, whom we read of with such honourable testimony for her faith in God, in the book of Ruth; and as so much is contained in that sweet fragment of sacred Scripture, in allusion to the Lord Jesus Christ, I thought it proper to notice in this place, this name. The whole of the book of Ruth is interesting, not only as a true history of events which took place in the church, but, like that of Joseph, is typical and figurative of higher things. The certain man, there spoken of, going down from Bethlehem-judah, the land of bread, to sojourn in Moab, the city of destruction, becomes no unapt representation of our first father, who, like the Samaritan our Lord describes, going down from Jerusalem, the holy city, to Jericho, the cursed city, fell among thieves. (Luke 10:30) And as the persons of this certain man and his family were types of others, so their names were significant also of their history. Elimelech means, my God, a king; Naomi signifies, a pleasant one; and their sons, Mahlon and Chilion, sickness and consumption; for such will always be the fruits of leaving Jesus for the world. (See Ruth 1:1 - Ruth 4:22 throughout.)

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Elimelech
A Bethlehemite, husband of Naomi, Ruth 1:2 .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Elimelech
My God is king

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Chilion - Son of Elimelech and Naomi
Naomi - Wife of Elimelech, and mother-in-law of Ruth
Mahlon - Son of Elimelech and Naomi, and husband of Ruth
Orpah - Wife of Chillon, son of Elimelech
Jokim - A Hebrew legend made Jokim Elimelech, Naomi's husband (Jerome, Quaest
Mahlon - A son of Elimelech and Naomi, and the first husband of Ruth the Moabites, Ruth 1:1-22
Chilion - The pining one, the younger son of Elimelech and Naomi, and husband of Orpah, Ruth's sister (Ruth 1:2 ; 4:9 )
Chilion - Orpah's husband, son of Elimelech and Naomi (Ruth 1:2-5; Ruth 4:9)
Naomi - The wife of Elimelech
Naomi - The wife of Elimelech, and the mother-in-law of Ruth, and who moved with their two sons from Judæa to Moab in the time of a famine. Elimelech died, and also his two sons, each leaving a widow; Naomi, thus bereaved, started back to her native country
Mahlon - Sickly, the elder of Elimelech the Bethlehemite's two sons by Naomi
Naomi - (Hebrew: beautiful) ... Wife of Elimelech and mother-in-law of Ruth, related to Booz (Ruth 1,2)
Noemi - (Hebrew: beautiful) ... Wife of Elimelech and mother-in-law of Ruth, related to Booz (Ruth 1,2)
Naomi - Wife of Elimelech, mother of Ruth’s first husband
Naomi - The lovable; my delight, the wife of Elimelech, and mother of Mahlon and Chilion, and mother-in-law of (Ruth 1:2,20,21 ; 2:1 ). Elimelech and his wife left the district of Bethlehem-Judah, and found a new home in the uplands of Moab
Mahlon - An Ephrathite of Bethlehem Judah, son of Elimelech and Naomi
Ruth - A friend, a Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, whose father, Elimelech, had settled in the land of Moab. On the death of Elimelech and Mahlon, Naomi came with Ruth, her daughter-in-law, who refused to leave her, to Bethlehem, the old home from which Elimelech had migrated
Chilion - ” One of the two sons of Elimelech and Naomi (Ruth 1:2 )
Ruth, Book of - Ruth was a Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, one of the sonsof Elimelech and Naomi, who because of a famine in Israel had gone to sojourn in Moab. On the death of Elimelech and his sons, Naomi the widow returned to Bethlehem, accompanied by Ruth, who clave to her, declaring that Naomi's God should be her God, and Naomi's people should be her people. ... In the time of barley harvest Ruth went to glean in the field of Boaz, a near kinsman of Elimelech and a rich man. On the circumstances being made known to the latter, and on his declining to redeem the inheritance, Boaz redeemed all that had belonged to Elimelech and his two sons, and took Ruth to be his wife. ... The Book of Ruth may be taken as having a prophetic force: Naomi may represent Israel separated by death from 'God my king' (Elimelech), a widow and desolate among the Gentiles: Ruth, the remnant in which, on the ground of mercy, the nation will bear a son
Orpah - Wife of Chilion son of Elimelech
Elimelech - Elimelech
Ruth - A severe famine in the land of Judah induced Elimelech, a native of Bethlehem --ephratah, to emigrate into the land of Moab, with his wife Naomi, and his two sons, Mahlon and Chilion. They arrived at Bethlehem just at the beginning of barley harvest, and Ruth, going out to glean, chanced to go into the field of wheat, a wealthy man and a near kinsman of her father-in-law, Elimelech. Encouraged by this incident, Naomi instructed Ruth to claim at the hand of Boaz that he should perform the part of her husband's near kinsman, by purchasing the inheritance of Elimelech and taking her to be his wife
Naomi - ” Wife of Elimelech and mother-in-law to Orpah and Ruth (Ruth 1:2 ,Ruth 1:2,1:4 )
Mahlon - ” One of the two sons of Elimelech and Naomi (Ruth 1:2 ,Ruth 1:2,1:5 ), and the husband of Ruth the Moabitess (Ruth 4:9-10 )
Mahlon - One of the sons of Elimelech, Ruth 1:2. Elimelech signifies, my God, a king
Ephrath - Elimelech was an Ephrathite of Bethlehem, Ruth 1:2 4:11 ; so also was David, 1 Samuel 17:12
Chilion - CHILION and Mahlon were the two sons of Elimelech and Naomi ( Ruth 1:1-2 )
bo'az -
A wealthy Bethlehemite kinsman to Elimelech the husband of Naomi
na'Omi - or Nao'mi ( my delight ), the wife of Elimelech and mother-in-law of Ruth
Redeemer - Such was Boaz, who, being one of the nearest relations of Elimelech, married Ruth the heiress of Elimelech, and thereby reentered into the possession of her estate
Ruth, Book of - Elimelech, under the pressure of famine, left Bethlehem with his wife Noemi and his two sons, to settle in the land of Moab. At Bethlehem Ruth married Booz, a relative of Elimelech
Naomi - The wife of Elimelech the Ephrathite, of Beth-lehem-judah, who was driven by famine into the land of Moab
Naomi - Wife of Elimelech, mother of Mahlon and Chilion, and mother-in-law of Ruth
Elimelech - Elimelech means, my God, a king; Naomi signifies, a pleasant one; and their sons, Mahlon and Chilion, sickness and consumption; for such will always be the fruits of leaving Jesus for the world
Famine - The famine in Ruth 1:1 was probably owing to the Midianite devastation of the land (Judges 6), so severe in the Holy Land that Elimelech had to emigrate to Moab, and Naomi his widow returned not until ten years had elapsed
Ephratah - Naomi's husband Elimelech was an Ephrathite from Bethlehem (Ruth 1:2 )
Heir - Naomi, being past age of marriage, Boaz takes Ruth her daughter-in-law, and has also to redeem the sold inheritance of Elimelech, Naomi's husband. The child born is reckoned that of Naomi and Elimelech (Ruth 4:17), Chilion being passed over. Jeremiah 32:6-9; Elimelech's nearest kinsman would not exercise his right of redemption, lest he should mar his own inheritance; namely, if he should have but one son by her, that son would be Elimelech's legal son, not his; so the succession of his own name would be endangered
Bethlehem - It was the home of Elimelech, the father-in-law of Ruth ( Ruth 1:1 ), and here Ruth settled with her second husband Boaz, and became the ancestress of the family of David, whose connexion with Bethlehem is emphasized throughout his history ( 1 Samuel 16:1-18 ; 1 Samuel 17:12 ; 1 Samuel 20:6 etc
Moab, Moabites - In the prophecy of Isaiah 16 Moab is characteristic of the world in which outcast Israel is hidden: Elimelech and Naomi fled thither from the famine, and David, when Saul was persecuting him, entrusted to their king his father and mother
Ruth - In a famine under the judges (whether caused by Eglon's occupation of Judah, or under Gideon, Judges 6:3-4, or in Eli's time) Elimelech and Naomi migrated to Moab, where Ruth married Mahlon their son. At Naomi's suggestion she claimed from him that he should perform the part of her late husband's near kinsman by purchasing Elimelech's inheritance and marrying her
Moab And the Moabite Stone - The Book of Ruth opens with a time of famine in Judah; thus Elimelech, Naomi, and their two sons emigrated to Moab where food was still available (Ruth 1:1-5 )