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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Boaz

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  • 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.

  • The name given (for what reason is unknown) to one of the two (the other was called Jachin) brazen pillars which Solomon erected in the court of the temple (1 Kings 7:21 ; 2 Chronicles 3:17 ). These pillars were broken up and carried to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar.


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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Boaz'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/b/boaz.html. 1897.

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