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I don't think that the h:datatable is a good way to solve this problem. I would use the datatable component for collections of complex objects, but to display simple strings in a table I would use the h:panelGrid tag:
Note that I've use the forEach-tag of the JSTL and so I had to make sure that the JSTL is installed on my server. To complete the coding you need a PoJo which you bind to the myBean variable (faces-config.xml).