Boaz in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(fleetness). 1. A wealthy Bethlehemite kinsman to Elimelech the husband of Naomi. He married Ruth, and redeemed the estates of her deceased husband Mahlon. Ru 4:1 Boaz is mentioned in the genealogy of Christ, Mt 1:5 (B.C. 1250, but there is great difficulty in assigning his date.) 2. The name of one of Solomon's brazen pillars erected in the temple porch. [JACHIN] It stood on the left, and was eighteen cubits high. 1Ki 7:15, 21; 2Ch 3:15; Jer 52:21

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