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ma´lon ( מחלון , maḥlōn , "invalid"): Ruth's first husband ( Ruth 12,5 ; Rth 4:9, Rth 4:10). In the latter passage is further evidence of the unwillingness to allow a family connection or inheritance to drop (see MAHLAH ; MAHLI ). Note that David's descent and that of his "Greater Son" come through Ruth and Boaz (Rth 4:22).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Mahlon'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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