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Orpah

or'-pa (neck, skull, gazelle, forelock, fawn)
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Chilion, Elimelech, Naomi, Moabite, Ruth
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Easton's Bible Dictionary

forelock or fawn, A Moabitess, the wife of Chilion ( Ruth 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.

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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

the neck or skull

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

(a gazelle)

A Moabite woman, wife of Chilion, son of Naomi, and thereby sister-in-law to Ruth. ( Ruth 2:4 , 2:14 ) (B.C. 1360.)


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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

or'-pa

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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