What was Naomi’s lineage?


What was Naomi’s lineage?


"The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion-Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there" (Ruth 1:2).

Ephrath is the old name for Bethlehem (Genesis 35:19; 48:7; Micah 5:2). So other than being natives of Bethlehem and thus of the tribe of Judah, we know nothing about Naomi's family.

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