Bible Names A-G: Chilion
Chilion in 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).
Chilion in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Orpah's husband, son of Elimelech and Naomi (Rth 1:2-5; Rth
4:9). An Ephrathite of Bethlehem Judah (formerly Ephrath,
Chilion in Hitchcock's Bible Names
finished; complete; perfect
Chilion in Naves Topical Bible
A son of Naomi
Ru 1:2,4,5; 4:9
Chilion in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
kil'-i-on (kilyon, "pining," "wasting away"): One of the two
sons of Elimelech and Naomi, "Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites
of Bethlehem-judah" (Ruth 1:2). With his mother and brother he
came into Moab and there both married Moabite women, Orpah
being the name of Chilion's wife and Ruth that of the wife of
Mahlon (4:9,10). Both died early and Orpah remained in Moab
while Ruth accompanied Naomi back to Bethlehem. When Boaz
married Ruth he "bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that
was Chilion's, and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi" (4:9).
W. L. Walker
Chilion Scripture - Ruth 1:2
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.
Chilion Scripture - Ruth 1:5
And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman
was left of her two sons and her husband.
Chillon in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(pining, sickly), the son of Naomi and husband of Ruth. Ru
1:2-5; 4:9 (B.C. 1250.)
Mahlon and Chilion in Wikipedia
Mahlon and Chilion were two brothers mentioned in the Book of
Ruth. They were the sons of Elimelech of the tribe of Joseph
and his wife Naomi. Together with their parents, they settled
in the land of Moab during the period of the Israelite Judges.
Mahlon married the Moabite woman Ruth while Chilion married
Orpah (according to the Midrash, Ruth's sister).
Elimelech and his sons all died in Moab, leaving Naomi, Ruth
and Orpah widowed. Naomi returns to Israel, but advises her
daughters-in-law to stay in Moab; while Orpah takes the
advice, Ruth chooses to stay with Naomi and convert to
Judaism. In Israel, she then takes part in levirate marriage--
-marrying a relative of Mahlon's, an act which will ensure
that Mahlon's name is not forgotten, as any child she has will
be considered as if it were Mahlon's child. She marries Boaz,
and her child, Obed (biologically Boaz's but counted as if
Mahlon's), becomes the paternal grandfather of King David.
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