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Inspired by this comment here what information do we have on Naomi's father (from Megillas Rus)? Apparently his name was Avi-Naomi but was that his real name before Naomi was born? Who was his father?

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How do we know his name was Avi-Naomi? –  Double AA Nov 7 '12 at 18:13
    
@DoubleAA see edit –  yehuda Nov 7 '12 at 18:20
    
Okay... how, then, it is apparent? –  msh210 Nov 7 '12 at 19:29
    
    
yehuda, I see he's called avi Naomi, but I don't understand why you say that's his name. –  msh210 Nov 8 '12 at 15:30

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky in his Sefer טעמא דקרא brings down that from the Gemoro Bava Basra 91a that he was the son of Nachshon ben Aminadav ( and a brother of Elimelech).

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the gemara here is where he is called "avi naami" and nothing more. is there a place in the chumash which lists all the sons of nachshon so his identity can be deduced via process of elimination? –  Danno Nov 7 '12 at 21:19
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@Dan The only child of Nachshon mentioned in Tanach is Salma/Salmah/Salmon (presumably all the same person) in Ruth 4 and I Chronicles 2 –  Double AA Nov 8 '12 at 6:18

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