A round knob; a term applied to the globes or balls on the top of the pillars which stood at the porch of Solomon's Temple. It was introduced into the Masonic lectures from Scriptural language. The two pommels of the chapiters is in Second Chronicles 4:13. It is, however, an architectural term, thus defined by Parker (Glossary of Architecture, page 365): "Pommel denotes generally any ornament of a globular form." — ( 2 Chronicles 4:13 )

Biblical References

2 Chronicles 4:13

And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were upon the pillars.

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