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(fleetness).

+ 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., but there is great difficulty in assigning his date.)

+ 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. (8751 Kings 7:15;; 2 Chronicles 3:15; Jeremiah 52:21)

 
   

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