Placed in front of the entrance of the Temple were two great pillars made of bronze. The one on the South side was named "Jachin", and the one on the North was named "Boaz". Boaz probably means "in Him is strength" and Jachin probably means "he establishes". Each pillar was 18 cubits (27 feet) high and 12 cubits (18 feet) around. The top of each pillar was decorated with a lily-shaped capital. Each capital was 5 cubits (7.5 feet) high.