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And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand ° Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

3:17 on the left Boaz. These two free-standing pillars were about thirty-five feet high. Their impressive appearance fitted their names, Jachin, meaning “Established” and Boaz, meaning “Strong.” For an apparent contradiction with respect to their height in the parallel account in I Kings 7:15-21, see footnote on I Kings 7:15.

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