What happened to Naomi's husband?
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Considering this, why did Naomi's husband die?
Naomi and her husband and two sons were from Bethlehem. Because of a famine, they relocated to Moab, a neighboring country where there was food. While they were there, Naomi's husband died , and her two sons married women from Moab, one of whom was named Ruth. And then, within 10 years, both Naomi's sons died .
Additionally, did Ruth marry Mahlon or chilion? They were the sons of Elimelech of the tribe of Judah and his wife Naomi. Together with their parents, they settled in the land of Moab during the period of the Israelite Judges. On foreign soil, Mahlon married the Moabite convert Ruth ( Ruth 4:10) while Kilion married the Moabite convert Orpah.
Beside this, what happened to Ruth's first husband?
Elimelech died, and the sons married two Moabite women: Mahlon married Ruth and Chilion married Orpah. After about ten years, the two sons of Naomi also died in Moab (1:4). Naomi decided to return to Bethlehem. Orpah reluctantly left; however, Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you, to turn back and not follow you.
Why did Boaz marry Ruth and not Naomi?
Boaz fulfilled the promises he had given to Ruth , and when his kinsman (the sources differ as to the precise relationship existing between them) would not marry her because he did not know the halakah which decreed that Moabite women were not excluded from the Israelitic community, Boaz himself married her ( Ruth Rabba