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Orpah
        

(See NOAMI; BOAZ.) Wife of Chilion. (See CHILION.) On her husband's death accompanied Naomi toward Bethlehem a short distance, but, in spite of professions of attachment and tears, she went back to "her people and her gods," and lost the golden opportunity which Ruth embraced of having Israel's God for her God. "Orpah kissed her mother in law, but Ruth clave unto her" (Rth 1:14, compare Proverbs 17:17; Proverbs 18:24; compare Demas, 2 Timothy 4:10). Orpah's name is now dishonoured, and her seed if she had any is consigned to oblivion. Ruth's Seed -Jesus Christ -is the name at which every knee shall bow (Philemon 2:10).


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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'orpah' Fausset's Bible Dictionary".
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