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The parallel description in 2 Chronicles 3:15 says these pillars were thirty-five cubits high. The apparent contradiction can best be attributed to a copyist error in the Chronicles reference, since the numerals "18" and "35" are very similar in Hebrew, and such a copying mistake would be easy to make. The 18-cubit dimension is confirmed in 2 Kings 25:17 and Jeremiah 52:21. These two pillars were evidently free standing; their names, Jachin and Boaz (1 Kings 7:21), are believed to have meant "Established" and "Strong," referring to God and His purpose as depicted in the temple and its ministry.

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KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Language: English
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8


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