Jachin and Boaz.
I recently read two books off the top of my 'unread' pile. The first, bought months before from Oxfam, was 'The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz by Russell Hoban. I enjoyed the book very much but found no reason for its title. The second book was a recently bought copy of Simon Sebag Montefiore's 'Jerusalem, The Biography'. On page 16 I discovered that the temple built by Solomon in Jerusalem had two bronze pillars, 33 feet high, decorated with pomegranates and lilies and called 'Jachin' and Boaz'. Two days later, Russell Hoban, of whom I had heard nothing for years, died. I do quite often notice coincidences. My latest involves Cardinal Newman but may not have yet run its course.
Date submitted:Sun, 12 Feb 2012 16:21:37 +0000Coincidence ID:5983