Naomi
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Naomi

beautiful; agreeable

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Naomi

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 Dictionary
Naomi

Wife of Elimelech, and mother-in-law of Ruth. See RUTH.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The 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.).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
NAOMI

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.).

The name may mean "my joy," "my bliss," but is perhaps better explained according to the traditional interpretation as "the pleasant one."

David Francis Roberts

Strong's Hebrew
4755. 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
... 3629, 3630. Kilyon. 3631 . a son of Naomi. Transliteration: Kilyon Phonetic
Spelling: (kil-yone') Short Definition: Chilion. Word ...
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458. Elimelek -- "God is king," the husband of Naomi
... 457, 458. Elimelek. 459 . "God is king," the husband of Naomi. Transliteration:
Elimelek Phonetic Spelling: (el-ee-meh'-lek) Short Definition: Elimelech. ...
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5281. Noomi -- mother-in-law of Ruth
... 5280, 5281. Noomi. 5282 . mother-in-law of Ruth. Transliteration: Noomi
Phonetic Spelling: (no-om-ee') Short Definition: Naomi. ... Naomi. ...
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Library

Ruth and Naomi.
... RUTH AND NAOMI. Naomi ... Canaan. Some time afterwards he died, leaving Naomi
a widow with two sons, all dwellers in a strange land. ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/ruth and naomi.htm

Naomi is an Instance of a Widow Receiving Back from Her Daughter ...
... Concerning Widows. Chapter VI. Naomi is an instance of a widow receiving
back from her daughter-in-law the fruits of� Naomi is ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter vi naomi is an.htm

Naomi. CM
... 365 Naomi. CM. Resignation. (841) Father! whate'er of earthly bliss Thy sovereign
hand denies, Accepted at thy throne of grace, Let this petition rise:". ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/365 naomi c m.htm

Ruth and Naomi.
... RUTH AND NAOMI. The story of Ruth and Naomi is one of the sweetest and most
touching of all the Bible stories. It shows the beauty ...
//christianbookshelf.org/anonymous/wee ones bible stories/ruth and naomi.htm

Ruth.
... After two years the sons died also, and their mother, Naomi, longed for her
home in Bethlehem, for there was no longer a famine there. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xvi ruth.htm

The Story of Ruth, the Gleaner
... His wife's name was Naomi, and his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. ... Naomi said
to them: "Go back, my daughters, to your own mothers' homes. ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of ruth the.htm

Ruth the Gleaner.
... In the days before there was a king in Israel a woman called Naomi, whose name means
"the pleasant," lived in the little village of Bethlehem; and when at one ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/ruth the gleaner.htm

Ruth, the Gleaner
... best. Naomi, the eldest, was perhaps the most desolate. Her ... return. "Turn
again, my daughters," said Naomi, "and go your way.". Their ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/steedman/the babe in the bulrushes/ruth the gleaner.htm

Ruth
... The love"stronger than country"of Ruth for Naomi, the gracious figure of Boaz as
he moves about the fields with a word of blessing for the reapers, the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/ruth.htm

The Devotion of Ruth
... His name was Elimelech and his wife's Naomi, and his two sons were Mahlon
and Chilion. After they had been living in Moab for some ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the devotion of ruth.htm

Thesaurus
Naomi (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)
... Multi-Version Concordance Naomi's (1 Occurrence). Ruth 1:3 Elimelech, Naomi's
husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. ...
/n/naomi's.htm - 6k

Na'omi (21 Occurrences)
Na'omi. Naomi, Na'omi. Naomi's . Multi-Version Concordance ... (See RSV). Ruth
1:3 Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. (See RSV ...
/n/na'omi.htm - 11k

Elimelech (6 Occurrences)
... the judges. In consequence of a great dearth he, with his wife Naomi and
his two sons, went to dwell in the land of Moab. There ...
/e/elimelech.htm - 10k

Chilion (3 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary The pining one, the younger son of Elimelech and Naomi,
and husband of Orpah, Ruth's sister (Ruth 1:2; 4:9). Int. ...
/c/chilion.htm - 8k

Elim'elech (6 Occurrences)
... 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 Beth-lehem in ...
/e/elim'elech.htm - 8k

Mara (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Bitter; sad, a symbolical name which Naomi gave to herself
because of her misfortunes (Ruth 1:20). Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/m/mara.htm - 7k

Daughter-in-law (16 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/d/daughter-in-law.htm - 12k

Moabitess (7 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/m/moabitess.htm - 9k

Kin (18 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/k/kin.htm - 12k

Concordance
Naomi (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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ruth 1:3
Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ruth 1:5
Mahlon and Chilion both died, and the woman was bereaved of her two children and of her husband.
(See NIV)

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.
(See NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(BBE NIV)

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?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ruth 1:20
She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(See NAS)

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."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(See NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ruth 4:16
Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Naomi

Naomi: The Mother-In-Law of Ruth

Related Terms

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)

Relative (33 Occurrences)

Ruth (19 Occurrences)

Orpah (2 Occurrences)

Mahlon (4 Occurrences)

Bo'az (24 Occurrences)

Closest (8 Occurrences)

Beth-lehem (49 Occurrences)

Boaz (25 Occurrences)

Kinsman (29 Occurrences)

Relation (86 Occurrences)

Bethlehem (49 Occurrences)

Kilion (3 Occurrences)

Kinsman-redeemers (1 Occurrence)

Nearest (22 Occurrences)

Withdrawn (28 Occurrences)

Redeemers (2 Occurrences)

Elimelech's (2 Occurrences)

Chil'Ion (3 Occurrences)

Forsaken (110 Occurrences)

Nurse (23 Occurrences)

Kinsmen (74 Occurrences)

Fields (199 Occurrences)

Showing (41 Occurrences)

Almighty (242 Occurrences)

Nanaea

Ours (63 Occurrences)

Dealt (130 Occurrences)

Relatives (132 Occurrences)

Stopped (134 Occurrences)

Belonged (105 Occurrences)

Added (97 Occurrences)

Bought (66 Occurrences)

Kindness (295 Occurrences)

Buying (12 Occurrences)

Relations (92 Occurrences)

Redemption (46 Occurrences)

Moab (162 Occurrences)

Valour (66 Occurrences)

Kiss (39 Occurrences)

Kinsman-redeemer (3 Occurrences)

Neighbouring (11 Occurrences)

Neighbours (34 Occurrences)

Naoum (1 Occurrence)

Neighborhood (7 Occurrences)

Nursing (14 Occurrences)

Neighbors (40 Occurrences)

Obed (13 Occurrences)

Layeth (76 Occurrences)

Leftover (2 Occurrences)

Grain-cutting (19 Occurrences)

Glean (12 Occurrences)

Girls (27 Occurrences)

Wife's (21 Occurrences)

Witnessed (21 Occurrences)

Friendship (13 Occurrences)

Friend (139 Occurrences)

Famous (20 Occurrences)

Townsmen (18 Occurrences)

Reapers (15 Occurrences)

Renowned (15 Occurrences)

Ephrathites (1 Occurrence)

Eph'rathites (1 Occurrence)

Else's (5 Occurrences)

Deceased (8 Occurrences)

Daughters-in-law (5 Occurrences)

Maidens (40 Occurrences)

Maids (28 Occurrences)

Molested (1 Occurrence)

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