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Jachin and Boaz

Jachin and Boaz

The names of two symbolical pillars of King Solomon's Kabalistic temple. They were believed to explain the mystery of the meaning of life. One was black and the other white, representing the powers of good and evil. It was said that they symbolized the need of "two" in the world. Human progression requires two feet, the worlds gravitate by means of two forces, generation needs two sexes.

The symbolism of the two pillars has been discussed in the book The Garden of Pomegranates, by Rabbi Moses Cordovero, a book on the Kabala first published in Cracow, Poland, in 1591. The two pillars have also become part of the symbolism of Freemasonry and ceremonial magic.

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Jachin and Boaz

Jachin and Boaz (jā´kĬn, bō´ăz), in the Bible, two pillars in front of Solomon's Temple, probably symbolic of God's presence.

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