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
Each capital was 5 cubits (7.5 feet) high.