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elimelech


elimelech


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Elimelech 
  God  his  king,  a  man  of  the  tribe  of  Judah,  of  the  family  of  the 
  Hezronites  and  kinsman  of  Boaz,  who  dwelt  in  Bethlehem  in  the 
  days  of  the  judges.  In  consequence  of  a  great  dearth  he  with 
  his  wife  Naomi  and  his  two  sons,  went  to  dwell  in  the  land  of 
  Moab.  There  he  and  his  sons  died  (Ruth  1:2,3;  2:1,3;  4:3,9). 
  Naomi  afterwards  returned  to  Palestine  with  her  daughter  Ruth. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Elimelech,  my  God  is  king