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Jachin and Boaz
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jachin and Boaz
Jachin and Boaz, Pillars (בֹּעַז‎, bo'az, יָכִין‎, yakhin). The names of two pillars erected outside of Solomon’s temple in the 10th century bc. Mentioned in the coronation of the king of Israel and in the Israelites’ covenant renewal ceremony.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jachin and Boaz
JACHIN AND BOAZ [Heb yākı̂n (יָכִין‎), bōʿaz (בֹּעַז)]. The names given to two pillars that flanked the entrance to the Jerusalem temple. They are described in 1 Kgs 7:15–22, 41–42 and are also mentioned in 2 Chr 3:15–17, which parallels the Kings source. In 2 Kgs 25:16–17 and Jer 52:17, 20–23, the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jachin and Boaz
Jachin and Boaz. Names of two pillars Solomon set up before the temple vestibule. He named the south pillar Jachin and the north pillar Boaz (1 Kgs 7:21; 2 Chr 3:17). These hollow pillars were cast of bronze and measured about 27 feet in height and about 18 feet in circumference (or nearly 6 feet in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jachin
Jachin jāʹkən And BOAZ bōʹaz [Heb. yạ̄ḵîn—‘he will establish’; bōʿaz—‘in it is strength’ (1 K. 7:15–22; 2 Ch. 3:15–17)]. These were the names of the two bronze pillars that stood before the temple of Solomon. The precise purpose of the pillars is uncertain, since there is no explicit biblical
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jachin and Boaz
JACHIN AND BOAZ* Names of two pillars Solomon set up before the temple vestibule. He named the south pillar Jachin and the north pillar Boaz (1 Kgs 7:21; 2 Chr 3:17). These hollow pillars were cast of bronze and measured about 27 feet (8.2 meters) in height and about 18 feet (5.5 meters) in circumference
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jachin and Boaz
Jachin (jay´kin) and Boaz (boh´az), the names of the pillars standing to the right and left of the entrance to the temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 7:21; 2 Chron. 3:15–17). The meaning of the name “Jachin” is “he establishes,” but that of Boaz, which is the same as that of David’s great-grandfather (Ruth
Jachin
Jachin (jay´kin; Heb., “he establishes”).1 The son of Simeon (Gen. 46:10; Exod. 6:15) and ancestor of the “Jachinite family” (Num. 26:12).2 The leader of the twenty-first division of priests at the time of David (1 Chron. 24:17; cf. 9:10; Neh. 11:10).3 The name of a pillar at the entrance of the temple.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jachin and Boaz
JACHIN AND BOAZ. The names of the decorated bronze pillars or columns which flanked the entrance to the *Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem (1 Ki. 7:21; 2 Ch. 3:15–17). When Nebuchadrezzar captured Jerusalem in 587 bc, they were broken up and taken to Babylon (2 Ki. 25:13).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jachin
Jachin (Heb. yāḵɩ̂n) AND BOAZ (bōʿaz)The two pillars that flanked the entrance of Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs. 7:15–22, 41–42; 2 Chr. 3:15–17). Molded of bronze by Hiram of Tyre (1 Kgs. 7:13–14), the freestanding pillars were ca. 8 m. (26.5 ft.) tall (18 cubits) and had a circumference of ca. 5.3 m. (17.5
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jachin and Boaz
JACHIN [jāˊkən] (Heb. yāḵîn “he will establish”) AND BOAZ [bōˊăz] (bō˓az “in it is strength”).† The twin pillars of bronze created for Solomon by Hiram of Tyre, situated to the right and left of the entrance porch of the Jerusalem temple (1 Kgs. 7:15–22, 40–42; 2 Chr. 3:15–17; Jer. 52:20–23).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jachin
JACHIN The name of one of the two bronze pillars (the other was Boaz) that were installed by King Solomon at the vestibule of the Temple. Boaz was on the right of the sanctuary doors; Jachin was on the left (1 Kgs 7:17, 19, 21; 2 Chr 3:17; Jer 52:21–22). The pillars were eighteen cubits (about 27 feet
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jachin and Boaz
Jachin and Boazthe names of two brazen columns set up in Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 7:15–22). Each was eighteen cubits high and twelve in circumference (Jer. 52:21, 23; 1 Kings 7:17–21). They had doubtless a symbolical import.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Jachin and Boaz
Jachin and BoazJachin and Boaz, (jayʹkin) (boh«az), the names of the pillars standing to the right and left of the entrance to the Temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 7:21; 2 Chron. 3:15–17). These were cast of bronze/copper. According to 1 Kings 7:15 and Jer. 52:21 each pillar stood 18 cubits high (ca. 26.5
Jachin
JachinJachin (jayʹkin; Heb., ‘he establishes’). 1 The son of Simeon (Gen. 46:10; Exod. 6:15) and ancestor of the ‘Jachinite family’ (Num. 26:12). 2 A priest (1 Chron. 24:17; cf. 9:10; Neh. 11:10). 3 The name of the pillar on the right of the entrance to the Temple in Jerusalem. See also Jachin and
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