And as regards the pillars, eighteen cubits in height was each pillar, and a thread of twelve cubits itself would go around
it; and its thickness was four fingerbreadths, it being hollow.
22 And the capital upon it was of copper, and the height of the one capital was five cubits; and as regards the network and the pomegranates upon the capital, all around, the whole was of copper; and the second pillar had just the same as these, also the pomegranates.
23 And the pomegranates came to be ninety-six, on the sides, all the pomegranates being one hundred upon the network round about (Jeremiah 52).
12 The two
pillars and the round capitals upon the top of the two pillars and the two
networks to cover the two round capitals that were upon the top of the pillars
13 and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two round capitals that were upon the pillars (2 Chronicles 4).
15 Then he cast the two pillars of
copper, eighteen cubits being the height of each pillar, and a string of twelve cubits would
measure around each of the two pillars.
16 And two capitals he made to put upon the tops of the pillars, cast in copper. Five cubits was the height of the one capital, and five cubits was the height of the other capital.
17 There were nets in network, twisted ornaments in chainwork, for the capitals that were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital, and seven for the other capital.
18 And he went on to make the pomegranates and two rows round about upon the one network to cover the capitals that were upon the top of the pillars; and that was what he did for the other capital.
19 And the capitals that were upon the top of the pillars at the porch were of lily work, of four cubits.
20 And the capitals were upon the two pillars, also up close beside the belly that was adjoining the network; and there were two hundred pomegranates in rows all around upon each capital.
21 And he proceeded to set up the pillars belonging to the porch of the temple. So he set up the right-hand pillar and called its name Jachin and then set up the left-hand pillar and called its name Boaz.
22 And upon the top of the pillars there was lily work. And the work of the pillars was gradually completed (1 Kings 7).
The two pillars of the temple therefore comprised:
2 pillars with length 18 cubits each and a joint length of 36 cubits and 12
2 round bowl shaped capitals of total height 5 cubits, 2 of which is Lilly work and 3 is not
2 double row networks of pomegranates, one covering each capital, with 100 pomegranates per row making 400 pomegranates in total. Each row has 96 on all sides to windward, i.e. 96 swinging freely and 4 attached, i.e. 50 on each side including 2 attached ones. Like a necklace. Each network had 7 chains, with ornaments and chainwork, upon each capital
Left hand pillar called Boaz, Right hand pillar called Jachin
Boaz might mean strength and Jachin means Jah will establish. Together we have Jah will establish strength. We think that these pillars, having lily work for beauty and pomegranate for seed, have to do with kingdom procreation, which is how one enters the temple of the new Adam. So one might be Melchizedek and the other Methuselah. Other than that we do not know as yet!
The 12 and the 18 cubits might be a witness to the 12 and 18 measures of water in the 6 stone jars at Cana (which Jesus turned into wine)?