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Jachin


Jay´kin

and Boaz (boh´az), the names of the pillars standing to the right and left of the entrance to the Temple in Jerusalem (1Kgs 7:21; 2Chr 3:15-17). These were cast of bronze/copper. According to (1Kgs 7:15 and Jer 52:21) each pillar stood 18 cubits high (approx. 26.5 feet) and had a circumference of 12 cubits (approx. 17.5 feet). At the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, the pillars were dismantled, and, along with other metal objects from the Temple, were removed as booty to Babylon (2Kgs 25:13).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.