“Alacrity. (1.) The husband of Ruth, a wealthy Bethlehemite. By” “the “levirate law” the duty devolved on him of marrying Ruth the” “Moabitess (Ruth 4:1-13). He was a kinsman of Mahlon, her first” husband. “(2.) The name given (for what reason is unknown) to one of the two (the other was called Jachin) brazen pillars which Solomon erected in the court of the temple (1 Kings 7:21; 2 Chr. 3:17). These pillars were broken up and carried to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar.

Definition of Boaz: “or Booz, in strength”

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