Chilion

Chilion (Kil´ee-uhn)

The second son born to Elimelech and Naomi, an Ephrathite couple who immigrated to Moab when famine struck the region of Bethlehem (Ruth 1:2; Ruth 4:9). As told in the book of Ruth, Chilion married a Moabite woman, Orpah. Upon his death, his widow returned to her own people, unlike his brother’s widow, Ruth.

Ruth 1:2

2The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion; they were Ephrathites from Bethlehem i ... View more

Ruth 4:9

9Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “Today you are witnesses that I have acquired from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all th ... View more

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