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Mahlon

Mahlon [N] [S]

sickly, the elder of Elimelech the Bethlehemite's two sons by Naomi. He married Ruth and died childless ( Ruth 1:2 Ruth 1:5 ; Ruth 4:9 Ruth 4:10 ), in the land of Moab.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Mahlon". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Mahlon [N] [E]

(sick ) the first husband of Ruth; son of Eiimelech and Naomi. ( Ruth 1:2 Ruth 1:5 ; Ruth 4:9 Ruth 4:10 ) comp. 1Sam 17:12


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Mahlon'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

MAHLON

ma'-lon (machlon, "invalid"):

Ruth's first husband (Ru 12,5; 4:9,10). In the latter passage is further evidence of the unwillingness to allow a family connection or inheritance to drop (see MAHLAH; MAHLI). Note that David's descent and that of his "Greater Son" come through Ru and Boaz (Ruth 4:22).


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MAHLON'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.