Black Christians : Jachin and Boaz

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    Jachin and Boaz


    by Wayne Blank

    "Jachin and Boaz" were the names given by their craftsman to two large cast-bronze pillars that stood on either side of the entrance to the Temple in Jerusalem .. which was built by King Solomon according to God's instructions. They were large, eighteen cubits (about 27 feet) high and twelve cubits (about 18 feet) around (see also Biblical Weights and Measures) and highly ornate, as described in the verses below. The symbolic significance of using those names for the pillars, or of the pillars themselves, is not specified in the Scriptures, however in the original Hebrew of the Old Testament (see also The Older Testament), Jachin (in the Hebrew pronounced yaw-keen) means he will establish, and Boaz (in the Hebrew pronounced boe-az) was the name of the man who was the husband of Ruth, the great-grandfather of King David - the key ancestor of Jesus Christ.


    Jachin and Boaz


    [​IMG]The pillars named Jachin and Boaz were crafted by an expert worker of bronze from Tyre, a man named Hiram, whose mother was an Israelite of the tribe of Naphtali (see Children of Jacob), and whose father was a man of Tyre:

    "And King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre. He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and he was full of wisdom, understanding, and skill, for making any work in bronze. He came to King Solomon, and did all his work."
    "He cast two pillars of bronze. Eighteen cubits was the height of one pillar, and a line of twelve cubits measured its circumference; it was hollow, and its thickness was four fingers; the second pillar was the same. He also made two capitals of molten bronze, to set upon the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits."

    "Then he made two nets of checker work with wreaths of chain work for the capitals upon the tops of the pillars; a net for the one capital, and a net for the other capital. Likewise he made pomegranates; in two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the capital that was upon the top of the pillar; and he did the same with the other capital. Now the capitals that were upon the tops of the pillars in the vestibule were of lily-work, four cubits. The capitals were upon the two pillars and also above the rounded projection which was beside the network; there were two hundred pomegranates, in two rows round about; and so with the other capital. He set up the pillars at the vestibule of the Temple; he set up the pillar on the south and called its name Jachin; and he set up the pillar on the north and called its name Boaz. And upon the tops of the pillars was lily-work. Thus the work of the pillars was finished." (1 Kings 7:13-22 RSV)

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    Image of a 3rd century glass bowl which depicts Solomon's Temple. Jachin and Boaz are the detached black pillars shown on either side of the entrance steps.

    Boaz and Jachin were two copper, brass or bronze pillars which stood in the porch ofSolomon's Temple, the first Temple in Jerusalem.[1]

    Boaz
    stood on the left and Jachin ('founding', Tiberian Hebrew יָכִין Yāḵîn) stood on the right. The pillars had a size nearly 6 feet (1.8 m) thick and 27 feet (8.2 m) tall. The 8-foot (2.4 m) high brass chapiters or capitals on top of the columns bore decorations of brass lilies.Description


    The original measurement as taken from the Bible was in cubits, which records that the pillars eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around, and hollow, 4 fingers thick. (Jeremiah 52:21-22). Nets of checkerwork covered the bowl of each chapiter, decorated with rows of two hundred pomegranates, wreathed with seven chains for each chapiter, and topped with lilies. (1 Kings 7:13-22, 41-42)

    .....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boaz_and_Jachin
     
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    That is interesting...I wonder how he knows that there was a lever under the temple and how it was made.

    This video discusses the Ark of the Covenant and what "possibly" happened to it and where it must be.

    Many have claimed to have found it or to have it.

    The Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Askum claims to have it as well as others; but they won't show it.

    For me, I'll stand on God's Word that the Ark is with God/Yeshua as told by John in Revelation.

    If God can "translate" a man without death as He did Enoch and Elijah, then He can certainly translate the Ark of the Covenant.
     
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    Yep, that's about as far as I can take this too -- interesting. There's no undeniable proof, so I can't take it on as a belief.
     
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    JACHIN AND BOAZ

    ja'-kin (yakhin, "he shall establish"; bo`az, "in it is strength," 1 Ki 7:15-22; 2 Ki 25:16,17; 2 Ch 3:15-17; Jer 52:17): These were the names of the two bronze pillars that stood before the temple of Solomon. They were not used in supporting the building; their appearance, therefore, must have been solely due to moral and symbolic reasons. What these are it is not easy to say. The pillars were not altar pillars with hearths at their top, as supposed by W.R. Smith (Religion of the Semites, 191, 468); rather they were "pillars of witness," as was the pillar that witnessed the contract between Jacob and Laban (Gen 31:52). ...

    .... At the final capture of Jerusalem they were broken up and the metal of which they were composed was sent to Babylon (2 Ki 25:13,16). In Ezekiel's ideal temple the two pillars are represented by pillars of wood (Ezek 40:49).

    http://www.bible-history.com/isbe/J/JACHIN+AND+BOAZ/