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Boaz (Pillar)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Boaz the Pillar
Boaz the Pillar (בֹּעַז‎, bo'az). One of the two bronze pillars erected in front of Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 7:21; 2 Chr 3:17).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Boaz (Pillar)
Boaz (Pillar). Name (meaning “strength”) given to one of the two pillars erected in front of King Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 7:21; 2 Chr 3:17).See Tabernacle, Temple; Jachin and Boaz.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Boaz
2. The name of one of the two bronze pillars erected in front of Solomon’s temple, the other being Jachin (1 K. 7:21; 2 Ch. 3:17). See Jachin and Boaz.D. F. Roberts
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Boaz (Pillar)
BOAZ (Pillar) Name (meaning “strength”) given to one of the two pillars erected in front of King Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 7:21; 2 Chr 3:17). See Temple; Jachin and Boaz.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Boaz
Boaz (boh´az).1 A landowner in Bethlehem in Judah who lived “when the judges ruled” Israel (twelfth century bce) and whose story is told in the book named after his wife, Ruth. Ruth was the Moabite widow of Boaz’s relative Mahlon. She had traveled to Bethlehem from Moab with her mother-in-law Naomi
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Boaz
BOAZ1. A Bethlehemite of the tribe of Judah, great-grandfather of David (Ruth 2:4; 1 Chr 2:12). He was an honorable and wealthy landowner from Bethlehem (Ruth 2:1–3), a kinsman of Elimelech, Naomi’s husband (1:1; 2:1). Ruth went to glean in the fields (cf. Deut 24:19) and happened to select the fields
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Boaz
Boaz (Heb. bōʿaz)1. A wealthy relative of the family of Elimelech and Naomi, owner of fields near Bethlehem. Boaz is portrayed as the protector of Naomi’s foreign daughter-in-law Ruth, by ordering the workers of his fields not to harass her and to leave extra grain for her (Ruth 2:15–16); by instructing
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Boaz
BOAZ בעזI. Boaz is the name given to one of the pillars flanking the entrance to the temple of Solomon (1 Kgs 7:21). The name has been interpreted as a corruption of the name →Baal (H. Greßmann, Dolmen, Masseben und Napflöcher, ZAW 29 [1909] 122; for other examples see Scott 1939:145–146) or, alternatively,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Boaz
Bo´az (fleetness).1. A wealthy Bethlehemite, kinsman to Elimelech the husband of Naomi. He married Ruth, and redeemed the estates of her deceased husband Mahlon. Ruth 4:1ff. Boaz is mentioned in the genealogy of Christ, Matt. 1:5. (b.c. 1250, but there is great difficulty in assigning his date.)2.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Boaz
BO´AZ (bōʹaz; possibly “fleetness” from Arab. ba˓aza, “to be nimble”).1. A wealthy Bethlehemite, kinsman to Elimelech, the husband of Naomi. When Naomi and Ruth returned from the country of Moab the latter received permission to glean in the fields of Boaz. He treated her generously, offering her much
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Boaz
Boazalacrity. (1.) The husband of Ruth, a wealthy Bethlehemite. By the “levirate law” the duty devolved on him of marrying Ruth the Moabitess (Ruth 4:1–13). He was a kinsman of Mahlon, her first husband.(2.) The name given (for what reason is unknown) to one of the two (the other was called Jachin)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Boaz
BoazBoaz (bohʹaz). 1 A land owner in Bethlehem in Judah who lived ‘when the judges ruled’ (twelfth century b.c.) Israel and whose story is told in the book named after his wife, Ruth. He was kind to Ruth, a Moabite widow of his kinsman Mahlon, whose mother, Naomi, was the sole survivor of an Ephrathite
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