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Orpah

Orpah [N] [H] [S]

forelock or fawn, a Moabitess, the wife of Chilion ( Ruth 1:4 ; 4:10 ). On the death of her husband she accompanied Naomi, her mother-in-law, part of the way to Bethlehem, and then returned to Moab.

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

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

Bibliography Information

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

Orpah [N] [E] [S]

the neck or skull
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Orpah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Orpah [N] [E] [H]

(a gazelle ), a Moabite woman wife of Chilion son of Naomi, and thereby sister-in-law to Ruth. ( Ruth 2:4 Ruth 2:14 ) (B.C. 1360.)


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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

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

ORPAH

or'-pa (`orpah; for meaning see below):

A Moabitess, wife of Mahlon, son of Elimelech and Naomi. Unlike her sister Ru she returned to her own people after escorting Naomi on her way to Judah (Ruth 1:4). Her name is supposed to be derived from the Hebrew word for "neck" (`oreph), and so to mean "stiff-necked" because of her turning-back from following her mother-in-law; others take it to mean "gazelle."


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