elimelech Summary and Overview
elimelech in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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 Israel with her daughter Ruth.
elimelech in Smith's 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.
elimelech in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
ELIM'ELECH (God is his king), a Bethlemite, and the husband of Naomi, Ruth's mother-in-law. Ruth 1:2-3; Ruth 2:1, Num 2:3; Ruth 4:3,Ruth 4:9.
elimelech in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("my God is king".) Of the family of Hezron of Judah, kinsman of Boaz, residing in Bethlehem Ephratah under the judges. In a famine he and his wife Naomi, with their two sons, went to Moab, where he and his sons died, and from whence Naomi returned a childless widow with Ruth. (See BOAZ; RUTH; NAOMI)