1162. Boaz
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Boaz: "quickness," an ancestor of David, also a pillar before the temple
Original Word: בֹּ֫עַז
Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine
Transliteration: Boaz
Phonetic Spelling: (bo'-az)
Short Definition: Boaz

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from an unused word
"quickness," an ancestor of David, also a pillar before the temple
NASB Translation
Boaz (24).

בֹּ֫עַז proper name, masculine (quickness ?) —

1 kinsman of Naomi, who married Ruth Ruth 2:1,3,4,5,8,11,14,15,19,23; Ruth 3:2,7; Ruth 4:1 (twice in verse); Ruth 4:5; Ruth 4:8; Ruth 4:9; Ruth 4:13; also Ruth 4:21 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 2:11,12 (ᵐ5 Βοος, Βοοζ).

2 name of the left hand of two pillars set up before temple (compare also יָכִין below כון) 1 Kings 7:21 2Chronicles 3:17; (meaning obscure; ᵑ0 apparently reference to 1, compare ᵑ72Chronicles 3:17; Thes supposes name of architect or donor; Ew perhaps sons of Solomon, etc.; read possibly בְּעֹז in strength, ᵐ52Chronicles 3:17 ἰσχύς; Th thinks יכין בעז a sentence, one word being engraved on each pillar, he (God) establisheth in strength; against him, however, Ke Be; Öttli thinks an exclamation, in strength ! expressing satisfaction of architect; Klo proposes for בעז, בַּעַל עֹז (compare B 1 Kings 7:21 Βαλαζ)).


From an unused root of uncertain meaning; Boaz, the ancestor of David; also the name of a pillar in front of the temple -- Boaz.

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