Chilion

Chilion

(kĭl`yŏn), in the Bible, Ruth's brother-in-law.
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Naomi is left with two growing boys, Mahlon and Chilion. They marry local girls.
(10) Ruth 3:1-18 is an account of the Moabite woman Ruth, a widow of Chilion (Naomi and Alimelech's son) who accompanies her widowed mother-in-law back to Israel.
The antithesis of the life-force is death, which quickly makes its appearance in Ruth 1:3, with the death of Elimelech, and returns two verses later to claim his sons Mahlon and Chilion. Death overwhelms the life of one individual in particular, Naomi, the wife of Elimelech and mother of Mahlon and Chilion.
(26) The book begins with a background scenario of a Bethlehemite family, the parents (Naomi and Elimelech) and their two sons (Machlon and Chilion), sojourning in Moab because of famine in their homeland.