Character Study on Ephrathites

Character Study on Ephrathites

Ruth 1: 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.

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Elimelech - The husband of Naomi and father of Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem-Judah (cf
Ephratah - In Ruth 1:2 it is called "Bethlehem-Judah," but the inhabitants are called "Ephrathites;" in Micah 5:2 , "Bethlehem-Ephratah;" in Matthew 2:6 , "Bethlehem in the land of Judah
Bethlehem - a city in the tribe of Judah, Judges 17:7 ; and likewise called Ephrath, Genesis 48:7 ; or Ephratah, Micah 5:2 ; and the inhabitants of it, Ephrathites, Ruth 1:2 ; 1 Samuel 17:12