Elimelech in Easton's Bible Dictionary
God his king, a man of the tribe of Judah, of the family of
Hezronites, and kinsman of Boaz, who dwelt in
Bethlehem in the
days of the judges. In consequence of a great dearth
his wife Naomi and his two sons, went to dwell in the
Moab. There he and his sons died (Ruth 1:2,3; 2:1,3;
Naomi afterwards returned to Israel with her daughter
Elimelech in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("my God is king".) Of the family of Hezron of Judah, kinsman
of Boaz, residing in Bethlehem Ephratah under the judges. In a
famine he and his wife Naomi, with their two sons, went to
Moab, where he and his sons died, and from whence Naomi
returned a childless widow with Ruth. (See BOAZ; RUTH; NAOMI)
Elimelech in Hitchcock's Bible Names
my God is king
Elimelech in Naves Topical Bible
With Naomi, his wife, and two sons, emigrate to Moab
Ru 1:2,3; 2:1,2; 4:3,9
Elimelech in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(my God is king), a man of the tribe of Judah and of the
family of the Hezronites, who dwelt in Bethlehem-Ephratah in
the days of the Judges. (B.C. 1312.) In consequence of a great
death in the land he went with his wife, Naomi, and his two
sons, Mahlon and Chilion, to dwell in Moab, where he and his
sons died without posterity. Ru 1:2,3 etc.
Elimelech in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e-lim'-e-lek ('elimelekh, "my God is king"; Abeimelech,
Alimelek): Elimelech was a member of the tribe of Judah, a
native of Bethlehem Judah, a man of wealth and probably head
of a family or clan (Ruth 1:2,3; 2:1,3). He lived during the
period of the Judges, had a hereditary possession near
Bethlehem, and is chiefly known as the husband of Naomi, the
mother-in-law of Ruth and ancestress of David the king.
Because of a severe famine in Judea, he emigrated to the land
of Moab with his wife and his sons, Mahlon and Chilion. Not
long afterward he died, and his two sons married Moabite
women, Ruth and Orpah. Ten years in all were spent in Moab,
when the two sons died, and the three widows were left. Soon
afterward Naomi decided to return to Judah, and the sequel is
told in the Book of Ruth.
See RUTH; NAOMI.
J. J. Reeve
Elimelech 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.
Elimelech Scripture - Ruth 2:1
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of
wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name [was] Boaz.
Elimelech Scripture - Ruth 2:3
And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the
reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field
[belonging] unto Boaz, who [was] of the kindred of Elimelech.