"God his king." A man of the tribe of Judah, of the family of the Hezronites, and kinsman of Boaz, who dwelt in Bethlehem in the days of 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 he and his sons died. Naomi afterwards returned to Palestine with her daughter Ruth.
- Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.
- Ruth 1:2,3; 2:1,3; 4:3,9.
This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.