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 Chronicles 3:17) These
pillars were broken up and carried to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar.