Read the Bible in a year by reading Second Chronicles 1--3 today Jachin and Boaz By Don Ruhl Solomon constructed two huge pillars in the front of the temple. Ezra wrote, "Then he set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand and the other on the left; he called the name of the one on the right hand Jachin, and the name of the one on the left Boaz." (2Ch. 3:17 NKJV) The appearance of these pillars was so significant that Solomon gave them names. He did not give names to the hinges for the doors or to each stone in the temple, but these pillars had names. The names were Jachin and Boaz. Why did he give them those names? Jachin means, "He shall establish;" and Boaz means, "In it is strength." Now that makes sense. What works we do for the glory of God, He shall establish. Moreover, in good works, in this case, the temple of God, there is strength. When Solomon did things for the glory of God, God established Solomon and all his works. He found strength by magnifying God through the temple. Likewise, when you do good works for people in the name of God, and especially for the church, watch what God does in your life. Question from the text: In what year of his reign, did Solomon start to build the temple of the Lord?