|Overview - Ruth 1|
|1||Elimelech, driven by famine into Moab, dies there.|
|4||Mahlon and Chilion, having married wives of Moab, die also.|
|6||Naomi, returning homeward,|
|8||dissuades her two daughters-in-law from going with her.|
|14||Orpah leaves her, but Ruth with great constancy accompanies her.|
|19||They two come to Beth-lehem, where they are gladly received.|
Ruth 1:2 (King James Version)
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.
- The Rabbins say, that Elimelech was the son of Salmon, who married Rahab; and that Naomi was his niece.
- It is imagined, and not without probability, that Mahlon and Chilion are the same with Joash and Saraph, mentioned in 1 ; Ch 4:22
- Genesis 35:19 ; 1 Samuel 1:1 ; 17:21 Micah 5:2
- Hebrew were.