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Naomi (or Naomi wife of Elimelech) was Ruth's mother-in-law. She is mentioned in the book of Ruth.

Naomi was widowed sometime before her sons Mahlon and Chilion were married to Orpah and Ruth. As Ruth's mother-in-law, she tried to keep the family line going by bringing Ruth into contact with Boaz, who would serve as a kinsman redeemer.

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