Pillar - Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words

Usage Number: 1
Strong's Number: H352
Original Word: ’ayil

Usage Notes: "pillar." This word appears 22 times and only once outside Ezek. 40-41: "And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel [pillar] and side posts were a fifth part of the wall" (1 Kings 6:31).

Usage Number: 2
Strong's Number: H4676
Original Word: mas?s?ebâ

Usage Notes: "pillar; monument; sacred stone." This word is derived from the verb nas?ab, and it is found about 35 times. This word refers to a "pillar" as a personal memorial in 2 Sam. 18:18: "Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar…and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place." In Gen. 28:18 the "monument" is a memorial of the Lord's appearance. Mas?s?ebâ is used in connection with the altar built by Moses in Exod. 24:4, and it refers to "sacred stones or pillars."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words