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Lexicon :: Strong's H1162 - bōʿaz

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root of uncertain meaning
Strong’s Definitions

בֹּעַז Bôʻaz, bo'-az; from an unused root of uncertain meaning; Boaz, the ancestor of David; also the name of a pillar in front of the temple:—Boaz.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H1162 in the following manner: Boaz (24x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H1162 in the following manner: Boaz (24x).
  1. 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

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בֹּעַז Bôʻaz, bo'-az; from an unused root of uncertain meaning; Boaz, the ancestor of David; also the name of a pillar in front of the temple:—Boaz.
STRONGS H1162: Abbreviations
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 (Greek Version of the LXX 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; MT apparently reference to 1, compare Targum 2 Chronicles 3:17; Thes supposes name of architect or donor; Ew perhaps sons of Solomon, etc.; read possibly בְּעֹז in strength, Greek Version of the LXX 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)).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:1; 2:3; 2:4; 2:5; 2:8; 2:11; 2:14; 2:15; 2:19; 2:23; 3:2; 3:7; 4:1; 4:5; 4:8; 4:9; 4:13; 4:21

1 Kings

7:21; 7:21

1 Chronicles

2:11; 2:12

2 Chronicles

3:17; 3:17; 3:17


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1162 matches the Hebrew בֹּעַז (bōʿaz),
which occurs 24 times in 22 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:1 - And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz. H1162
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:3 - And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, H1162 who was of the kindred of Elimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:4 - And, behold, Boaz H1162 came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:5 - Then said Boaz H1162 unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this?
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:8 - Then said Boaz H1162 unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens:
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:11 - And Boaz H1162 answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:14 - And Boaz H1162 said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:15 - And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz H1162 commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:19 - And her mother in law said unto her, Where hast thou gleaned to day? and where wroughtest thou? blessed be he that did take knowledge of thee. And she shewed her mother in law with whom she had wrought, and said, The man's name with whom I wrought to day is Boaz. H1162
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz H1162 to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:2 - And now is not Boaz H1162 of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:7 - And when Boaz H1162 had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:1 - Then went Boaz H1162 up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz H1162 spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:5 - Then said Boaz, H1162 What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:8 - Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, H1162 Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:9 - And Boaz H1162 said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:13 - So Boaz H1162 took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:21 - And Salmon begat Boaz, H1162 and Boaz H1162 begat Obed,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:21 - And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz. H1162
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:11 - And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz, H1162
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:12 - And Boaz H1162 begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:17 - And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz. H1162
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