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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Boaz, 1

Bo´az, a wealthy Bethlehemite, and near kinsman of the first husband of Ruth, whom he eventually espoused under the obligations of the Levirate law, which he willingly incurred. The conduct of Boaz—his fine spirit, just feeling, piety, and amenity of manners—appears to great advantage in the book of Ruth, and forms an interesting portraiture of the condition and deportment of what was in his time the upper class of Israelites. By his marriage with Ruth he became the father of Obed, from whom came Jesse, the father of David. He was thus one of the direct ancestors of Christ, and as such his name occurs in Matthew 1:5 [RUTH; GENEALOGY].

Boaz, 2

Boaz, the name given to one of the two brazen pillars which Solomon erected in the court of the Temple [JACHIN AND BOAZ].





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Boaz'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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