You enter[ed] the Lodge between two columns... The pillar or column on the right, or in the south, was named, as the Hebrew word is rendered in our translation of the Bible, JACHIN: and that on the left BOAZ. Our translators say that the first word means, "He shall establish
;" and the second, "In it is strength."...
The former word also means he will establish, or plant in an erect position- from the (Hebrew) verb Kun
, he stood erect. It probably meant active and vivifying Energy and Force; and Boaz, Stability, Permanence, in the passive sense." 30 http://www.agdei.com/Symbols2.html