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Boaz

[boh-az] /ˈboʊ æz/
noun
1.
husband of Ruth. Ruth 2–4.
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  • On another occasion he recited the whole of "Ruth and Boaz," commencing with the last verse.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Boaz's system of teaching was founded on one thing—whippings.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, “Whose damsel is this?”

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6 Charles H. Sylvester
  • And Boaz gave us all the whippings we ought to have had from our friends and relatives.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Is not Boaz, with whose maidens you have been, a relative of ours?

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • And Boaz never ceased from purifying our blood, and clearing our brain.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • And we began to sigh and groan because of our sufferings under Boaz.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Then Boaz said to his servant who had charge of the reapers, "Whose maiden is this?"

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • At such times Boaz's eyes are bloodshot, and he flogs without counting and without singing his little song.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Just then the near relative of whom Boaz had spoken came along.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
British Dictionary definitions for Boaz

Boaz

/ˈbəʊæz/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a kinsman of Naomi, who married her daughter-in-law Ruth (Ruth 2–4); one of David's ancestors
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Boaz in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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