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Boaz

Boaz [N] [E] [H]

(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 4:1 ) Boaz is mentioned in the genealogy of Christ, ( Matthew 1:5 ) (B.C. 1250, but there is great difficulty in assigning his date.)
  2. The name of one of Solomons brazen pillars erected in the temple porch. [JACHIN] It stood on the left, and was eighteen cubits high. ( 1 Kings 7:15 ; 21 ; 2 Chronicles 3:15 ; Jeremiah 52:21 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Boaz'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.