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Strong's #01162 - בֹּעַז

Root Word (Etymology)
from an unused root of uncertain meaning
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
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Boaz = “fleetness”

1) ancestor of David, kinsman-redeemer to Ruth, daughter-in-law of Naomi

2) name of the left of two brazen pillars, 18 cubits high, erected in the porch of Solomon’s temple

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (23)
Ruth 19
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 1
NAS (24)
Ruth 20
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 1
HCS (24)
Ruth 20
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 1
BSB (24)
Ruth 20
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 1
ESV (23)
Ruth 20
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 2
WEB (24)
Ruth 20
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 בֹּ֫עַז proper name, masculine ( quickness ?) —

1 kinsman of Naomi, who married Ruth Ruth 2:1,3,4,5,8,11,14,15,19,23; Ruth 3:2,7; Ruth 4:1 (twice in verse); Ruth 4:5; Ruth 4:8; Ruth 4:9; Ruth 4:13; also Ruth 4:21 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 2:11,12 (ᵐ5 Βοος, Βοοζ).

2 name of the left hand of two pillars set up before temple (compare also יָכִין below כון) 1 Kings 7:21 2 Chronicles 3:17; (meaning obscure; ᵑ0 apparently reference to 1, compare ᵑ7 2 Chronicles 3:17; Thes supposes name of architect or donor; Ew perhaps sons of Song of Solomon , etc.; read possibly בְּעֹז in strength, ᵐ5 2 Chronicles 3:17 ἰσχύς; Th thinks יכין בעז a sentence, one word being engraved on each pillar, he (God) establisheth in strength; against him, however, Ke Be; Öttli thinks an exclamation, in strength ! expressing satisfaction of architect; Klo proposes for בעז, בַּעַל עֹז (compare B 1 Kings 7:21 Βαλαζ)).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בֹּעַז (“fleetness”), pr.n. Boaz.

(1) a Bethlehemite, who married Ruth, Ruth 2:1, seq.

(2) of a pillar erected before the temple of Solomon, so called from either the architect, or if perhaps it were an ἀνάθημα, from the donor, 1 Kings 7:21; 2 Chronicles 3:17.

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List of Word Forms
בֹ֗עַז בֹ֙עַז֙ בֹ֜עַז בֹּ֔עַז בֹּ֙עַז֙ בֹּ֤עַז בֹּ֨עַז בֹּֽעַז׃ בעז בעז׃ וּבֹ֖עַז וּבֹ֙עַז֙ וּבֹ֨עַז ובעז לְבֹ֔עַז לְבֹ֖עַז לבעז bō‘az ḇō‘az bō·‘az ḇō·‘az Boaz lə·ḇō·‘az ləḇō‘az leVoaz ū·ḇō·‘az ūḇō‘az uVoaz Voaz
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