Jump to: Hitchcock's • Smith's • ATS • ISBE • Easton's • Concordance • Thesaurus • Hebrew • Library • Subtopics • Terms
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaNAOMI
na'-o-mi, na-o'-mi, na-o'-mi (no`omi, probably equals "pleasantness"; Septuagint. Codex Vaticanus Noemein; Codex Alexandrinus Noemmei(n)): Wife of Elimelech and mother-in-law of Ruth (Ruth 1:2-4:17). She went with her husband to the land of Moab, and after his death returned to Bethlehem. When greeted on her return, she told the women of the town to call her, not no`omi ("pleasantness"), but marah ("bitterness"), "for," she said, "the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me." She advised Ruth in her dealings with Boaz, and afterward nursed their child.ith Anaitis (equalsAnahita), the Asian Artemis. She was the Venus, but sometimes the Diana, of the Romans. There are many variants of the name: Anaea (Strabo xvi.738), Aneitis (Plut. Artax. xxvii), Tanais (Clement of Alexandria, loc. cit.), also Tanath, sometimes in Phoenician inscriptions, Tanata, Anta (Egyptian). In 2 Maccabees 1:13;, a fictitious account is given of the death of Antiochus Epiphanes, in a temple of Nanaea in Persia, by the treachery of Nanaea's priests. The public treasury was often placed in Nanaea's temple; this, Epiphanes was anxious to secure under the pretext of marrying the goddess and receiving the money as dowry. The priests threw down great stones "like thunderbolts" from above, killed the king and his state and then cut off their heads. But 1 Maccabees 1;, which is more reliable, gives a different account of the death of Epiphanes after an attempt to rob a rich temple in Elymais. The account of 2 Maccabees 1:13; must be mere legend, as far as Epiphanes is concerned, but may have been suggested or colored by the story of the death of Antiochus the Great, who met his death while plundering a temple of Belus near Elymais (Strabo xvi.l0.18; Diod. Sic. 573; Justin, xxxii.2). The temple of Nanaea referred to in 2 Maccabees 1:13; may be identified with that of Artemis (Polyb. xxxi0.11; Josephus, Ant, XII, ix, 1) or Aphrodite (Appian, Syriac. 66; Rawlinson, Speaker's Comm.).
Strong's Hebrew4755. Mara -- "bitter," symbolic name of Naomi
... 4754, 4755. Mara. 4756 . "bitter," symbolic name of Naomi. Transliteration:
Mara Phonetic Spelling: (maw-raw') Short Definition: Mara. ...
/hebrew/4755.htm - 6k
3630. Kilyon -- a son of Naomi
458. Elimelek -- "God is king," the husband of Naomi
5281. Noomi -- mother-in-law of Ruth
Ruth and Naomi.
Naomi is an Instance of a Widow Receiving Back from Her Daughter ...
Ruth and Naomi.
The Story of Ruth, the Gleaner
Ruth the Gleaner.
Ruth, the Gleaner
The Devotion of Ruth
Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryNaomi
Smith's Bible DictionaryNaomi
or Naomi (my delight), the wife of Elimelech and mother-in-law of Ruth. (Ruth 1:2) etc.; Ruth 2:1 etc.; Ruth 3:1; 4:3 etc. (B.C. 1363.) The name is derived from a root signifying sweetness or pleasantness. Naomi left Judea with her husband and two sons, in a time of famine and went to the land of Moab. Here her husband and sons died; and on her return to Bethlehem she wished to be known as Mara, bitterness , instead of Naomi, sweetness.
ATS Bible DictionaryNaomi
Wife of Elimelech, and mother-in-law of Ruth. See RUTH.
Easton's Bible DictionaryThe lovable; my delight, the wife of Elimelech, and mother of Mahlon and Chilion, and mother-in-law of Ruth (1:2, 20, 21; 2:1). Elimelech and his wife left the district of Bethlehem-Judah, and found a new home in the uplands of Moab. In course of time he died, as also his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, who had married women of Moab, and three widows were left mourning the loss of their husbands. Naomi longs to return now to her own land, to Bethlehem. One of her widowed daughters-in-law, Ruth, accompanies her, and is at length married to Boaz (q.v.).
ThesaurusNaomi (25 Occurrences)
...Naomi longs to return now to her own land, to Bethlehem. ...NAOMI. na'-o-mi, na-o'-mi,
na-o'-mi (no`omi, probably equals "pleasantness"; Septuagint. ...
/n/naomi.htm - 17k
Naomi's (1 Occurrence)
Na'omi (21 Occurrences)
Elimelech (6 Occurrences)
Chilion (3 Occurrences)
Elim'elech (6 Occurrences)
Mara (1 Occurrence)
Daughter-in-law (16 Occurrences)
Moabitess (7 Occurrences)
Kin (18 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceNaomi (25 Occurrences)
Ruth 1:2 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 Bethlehem Judah. They came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
Ruth 1:3 Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons.
Ruth 1:5 Mahlon and Chilion both died, and the woman was bereaved of her two children and of her husband.
Ruth 1:6 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that Yahweh had visited his people in giving them bread.
Ruth 1:8 Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go, return each of you to her mother's house: Yahweh deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead, and with me.
Ruth 1:11 Naomi said, "Go back, my daughters. Why do you want to go with me? Do I still have sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?
Ruth 1:15 And Naomi said, See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods: go back after your sister-in-law.
Ruth 1:19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. It happened, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and the women said, "Is this Naomi?"
Ruth 1:20 She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
Ruth 1:21 I went out full, and Yahweh has brought me home again empty; why do you call me Naomi, seeing Yahweh has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?"
Ruth 1:22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law, with her, who returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
Ruth 2:1 Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.
Ruth 2:2 Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Let me now go to the field, and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor." She said to her, "Go, my daughter."
Ruth 2:6 The servant who was set over the reapers answered, "It is the Moabite lady who came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab.
Ruth 2:18 She took it up, and went into the city; and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth and gave to her that which she had left after she was sufficed.
Ruth 2:20 Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, "Blessed be he of Yahweh, who has not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead." Naomi said to her, "The man is a close relative to us, one of our near kinsmen."
Ruth 2:22 Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, "It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his maidens, and that they not meet you in any other field."
Ruth 3:1 Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?
Ruth 3:16 When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, "How did it go, my daughter?" She told her all that the man had done to her.
Ruth 4:3 He said to the near kinsman, "Naomi, who has come back out of the country of Moab, is selling the parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's.
Ruth 4:5 Then Boaz said, "On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must buy it also from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance."
Ruth 4:9 Boaz said to the elders, and to all the people, "You are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, from the hand of Naomi.
Ruth 4:14 The women said to Naomi, "Blessed be Yahweh, who has not left you this day without a near kinsman; and let his name be famous in Israel.
Ruth 4:16 Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.
Ruth 4:17 The women, her neighbors, gave him a name, saying, "There is a son born to Naomi;" and they named him Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
LinksBible Concordance • Bible Dictionary • Bible Encyclopedia • Topical Bible • Bible Thesuarus