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(nay oh' mih) Personal name meaning, “my pleasantness.” Wife of Elimelech and mother-in-law to Orpah and Ruth (Ruth 1:2 ,Ruth 1:2,1:4 ). Naomi suffered the deaths of her husband and two sons while in Moab. Her matchmaking between Ruth and Boaz was successful, and she became a forebear of David, Israel's greatest king (Ruth 4:21-22 ). See Ruth .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Naomi'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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