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boaz


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Boaz,  AL  (city,  FIPS  7912) 
  Location:  34.20262  N,  86.15549  W 
  Population  (1990):  6928  (3053  housing  units) 
  Area:  29.4  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  35957 
  Boaz,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  42027 
  Boaz,  WI  (village,  FIPS  8600) 
  Location:  43.33081  N,  90.52715  W 
  Population  (1990):  131  (54  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Boaz,  WV  (CDP,  FIPS  8836) 
  Location:  39.37105  N,  81.48622  W 
  Population  (1990):  1137  (414  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.6  sq  km  (land),  2.1  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Boaz 
  alacrity.  (1.)  The  husband  of  Ruth,  a  wealthy  Bethlehemite.  By 
  the  "levirate  law"  the  duty  devolved  on  him  of  marrying  Ruth  the 
  Moabitess  (Ruth  4:1-13).  He  was  a  kinsman  of  Mahlon,  her  first 
  husband. 
 
  (2.)  The  name  given  (for  what  reason  is  unknown)  to  one  of  the 
  two  (the  other  was  called  Jachin)  brazen  pillars  which  Solomon 
  erected  in  the  court  of  the  temple  (1  Kings  7:21;  2  Chr.  3:17). 
  These  pillars  were  broken  up  and  carried  to  Babylon  by 
  Nebuchadnezzar. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Boaz,  or  Booz,  in  strength