Elimelech in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(my God is king), a man of the tribe of Judah and of the
family of the Hezronites, who dwelt in Bethlehem-Ephratah in
the days of the Judges. (B.C. 1312.) In consequence of a great
death in the land he went with his wife, Naomi, and his two
sons, Mahlon and Chilion, to dwell in Moab, where he and his
sons died without posterity. Ru 1:2,3 etc.
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