The Column Boaz


When a person is passed to the Second degree of Freemasonry he is informed that Masonry may be considered under two denominations, Operative and Speculative.  We find this duality repeated in many aspects of our life, light and dark, good and bad, happy and sad, etcetera. The pillar Boaz, the Old Testament informs us was one of a pair, located on the porch of King Solomon’s Temple.  Also included in the narrative of the Old Testament is reference to the man Boaz, husband of Ruth.  Let us then consider the duality of this aspect of Masonry, a name familiar to all Masons, Boaz.