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