Easton's Bible Dictionary
forelock or fawn, A Moabitess, the wife of Chilion (
1:4 ; 4:10
). On the death of her husband she accompanied Naomi, her mother-in-law, part
of the way to Bethlehem, and then returned to Moab.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
the neck or skull
Smith's Bible Dictionary
A Moabite woman, wife of Chilion, son of Naomi, and thereby sister-in-law to Ruth.
2:4 , 2:14
) (B.C. 1360.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
A Moabitess, wife of
Mahlon Chilion, son of Elimelech and Naomi. Unlike
her sister Ruth she returned to her own people after escorting Naomi on her way
to Judah (Ruth
1:4). Her name is supposed to be derived from the Hebrew word for "neck" ('oreph),
and so to mean "stiff-necked" because of her turning-back from following her mother-in-law;
others take it to mean "gazelle."
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