And the name of the man was
Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.
And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto
all the people, Ye are
witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was
Elimelech's, and all that was
Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
CHILION and Mahlon were the two sons of Elimelech and Naomi ( Ruth 1:1-2 ). They married women of the Moabites Mahlon marrying Ruth, and Chilion Orpah ( Ruth 4:10 ) and after a sojourn of ten years in Moabite territory died there. Chilion means ‘wasting away.’ Mahlon means ‘sickly.’ Neither of these names occurs elsewhere in the Bible. The two names occur in varying order in Ruth 1:2 ; Ruth 4:9 , so that no conclusion can be drawn as to which was the elder.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
The pining one, the younger son of Elimelech and Naomi, and husband of Orpah, Ruth's sister (Ruth 1:2 ; 4:9 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Orpah's husband, son of Elimelech and Naomi (Ruth 1:2-5; Ruth 4:9). An Ephrathite of Bethlehem Judah (formerly Ephrath, Genesis 35:19).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Son of Elimelech and Naomi. Ruth 1:2,5 ; Ruth 4:9 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Finished; complete; perfect
Holman Bible Dictionary
(chihl' ih uhn) Personal name meaning, “sickly.” One of the two sons of Elimelech and Naomi (Ruth 1:2 ). With his parents, he emigrated to Moab, where he married a Moabite woman named Orpah. Afterwards, he died in Moab. See Ruth .
Kilion - (kihl' ih uhn) NIV spelling of Chilion. See Chilion
Mahlon - See Chilion
Chilion - Chilion and Mahlon were the two sons of Elimelech and Naomi ( Ruth 1:1-2 ). They married women of the Moabites Mahlon marrying Ruth, and Chilion Orpah ( Ruth 4:10 ) and after a sojourn of ten years in Moabite territory died there. Chilion means ‘wasting away
or'Pah - (a gazelle ), a Moabite woman wife of Chilion son of Naomi, and thereby sister-in-law to Ruth
Naomi - The lovable; my delight, the wife of Elimelech, and mother of Mahlon and Chilion, and mother-in-law of (Ruth 1:2,20,21 ; 2:1 ). In course of time he died, as also his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, who had married women of Moab, and three widows were left mourning the loss of their husbands
Orpah - ) Wife of Chilion. (See Chilion
Orpah - Forelock or fawn, a Moabitess, the wife of Chilion (Ruth 1:4 ; 4:10 )
Orpah - Wife of Chilion son of Elimelech
Elimelech - The husband of Naomi and father of Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem-Judah (cf
Elim'Elech - ) 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
Naomi - Wife of Elimelech, mother of Mahlon and Chilion, and mother-in-law of Ruth
Elimelech - Elimelech means, my God, a king; Naomi signifies, a pleasant one; and their sons, Mahlon and Chilion, sickness and consumption; for such will always be the fruits of leaving Jesus for the world
Ruth - A severe famine in the land of Judah induced Elimelech, a native of Bethlehem --ephratah, to emigrate into the land of Moab, with his wife Naomi, and his two sons, Mahlon and Chilion
Heir - The child born is reckoned that of Naomi and Elimelech (Ruth 4:17), Chilion being passed over