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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, Genesis 35:19).

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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