Chapters 3-8 of 1 Kings highlight the positive achievements of King Solomon, focusing particularly on the construction of the Temple. It provides extensive details, including the names of the two pillars flanking the entry: Jachin and Boaz. According to 1 Kings 7:21, it reads:
"He set up the pillars at the vestibule of the temple; he set up the pillar on the south and called it Jachin; and he set up the pillar on the north and called it Boaz."
Why are the pillars specifically named? Do their names represent a theological concept?
From my foggy memory of Hebrew learning days, I seem to correlate the name "Jachin" with the future, masculine, singular tense of the verb "to establish." Does "Jachin" mean, "he will establish." If so, is that in reference to G-d and the establishment of his temple?
And "Boaz" simply means, "mighty," right? Is the pillar named that to represent the "mighty" attribute of G-d?
These are just my fuzzy thoughts, what do the rabbinical writings suggest about the names of these pillars?