Now it came to pass, in the days when a the judges ruled, that there was b a famine in the land. And a certain man of c Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of d Moab, he and his wife and his two sons.
The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion - e Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went f to the country of Moab and remained there.
Then Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons.
Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years.
Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband.
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Judges 2:16 - 18
Nevertheless, the LORD raised up judges who delivered them out of the hand of those who plundered them.
Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to dwell there, for the famine was severe in the land.
There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.
2 Kings 8:1
Then Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, "Arise and go, you and your household, and stay wherever you can; for the LORD has called for a famine, and furthermore, it will come upon the land for seven years.
The man departed from the city of Bethlehem in Judah to stay wherever he could find a place. Then he came to the mountains of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, as he journeyed.
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting."
The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day.
So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
1 Samuel 1:1
Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim Zophim, of the mountains of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.
1 Kings 11:26
Then Solomon's servant, Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite from Zereda, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, also rebelled against the king.
So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years.