The son of Elimelech and Naomi, with whom he immigrated to Moab “when the judges ruled” Israel (Ruth 1:1-2; Ruth 1:5; Ruth 4:9-10). He married Ruth, a Moabitess, but died childless. The book named after his widow, Ruth, tells how she ultimately bore a son who was regarded as heir not only to Mahlon’s estate, but also to that of Boaz, Ruth’s new husband.
Elimelech's Family Goes to Moab
1In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to live in the ... View more
5both Mahlon and Chilion also died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband.
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