Ruth 1:3-5 (NLT)
3 Then Elimelech died, and Naomi was left with her two sons. 4 The two sons married Moabite women. One married a woman named Orpah, and the other a woman named Ruth. But about ten years later, 5 both Mahlon and Kilion died. This left Naomi alone, without her two sons or her husband.
TIME OF DAY:
I have set this scene in the early morning.
Fairly weak sunlight is illuminating this scene from the left, casting slight shadows to the right of the figures and objects.
From left to right: Ruth, Naomi, Orpah.
Ruth and Orpah were the daughters-in-law of Naomi, once they married her sons Mahlon and Kilion.
This sad scene shows Maomi, Ruth and Orpah morning outside the tomb of Elimelech (Naomi’s husband), Mahlon and Kilion (the sons of Elimelech and Naomi, and the husbands of Ruth and Orpah).
The carved stone plaque above the tomb reads Elimelech, Mahlon, Kilion in Hebrew.
The tomb has a heavy, circular stone, set in a space beside the entrance. The stone could be rolled back to reveal the tomb entrance, when some one was going to be buried in it.