Jehoash (son of Shelah)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jehoash, Son of Shelah
Joash, Son of Shelah (יוֹאָשׁ‎, yo'ash). A descendant of Judah through Shelah (1 Chr 4:21–22).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Joash (Person)
JOASH (PERSON) [Heb yôʾāš (יֹואָשׁ)]. Var. JEHOASH. 1. Father of Gideon; from the family of Abiezer of Manasseh (Judg 6:11, 25–32). His name appears in the narrative describing Gideon’s heroic deeds (Judg 6:1–8:35). The account connects Joash with three cultic objects—an oak associated with oracles
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Joash (joh´ash; also Jehoash).1 The father of Gideon (Judg. 6:11, 29–31). He was a member of the Azierite group from the tribe of Manasseh. He was the owner of the “oak at Ophrah,” which appears to have been associated with worship of Baal and Asherah. Gideon pulled down an altar of Baal at this site
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Joash (Heb. yôʾāš, yĕhôʾāš) (also JEHOASH)1. The father of Gideon (Judg. 6:11, 29–31). A member of the Abiezrite clan of the tribe of Manasseh. He was owner of “the oak at Ophrah,” probably a local shrine associated with Baal and Asherah. The account emphasizes Yahwistic hegemony in Joash’s refusal
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Joash [Joh-ash](Hebrew origin: Fire of God)(Judges 6:11). 12th century b.c. Joash, of the clan of Abiezer of the tribe of Manasseh, was the father of Gideon, the judge and military commander who defeated a large army of Midianites and Amalekites.Joash, who lived in Ophrah, had built an altar to Baal,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Joash (1)
JOASH, jō′ash (יוֹאָשׁ‎, yō’āsh, “Jeh is strong” or “Jeh has bestowed”; Ἰωάς, Iōás):(1) Father of Gideon, of the clan of Abiezer and the tribe Manasseh (Jgs 6:11, 29, 30, 31; 7:14; 8:13, 29, 32). Gideon declares (6:15) that the family is the poorest in Manasseh, words similar to those of Saul (1
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Joash [-ash] (יואש, “Yahweh Gives”) (1) a Manassite, the father of Gideon (Judg. 6:11) (2) a son of the Judahite Shelah (1 Chron. 4:22) (3) a Becherite Benjaminite (1 Chron. 7:8) (4) a Benjaminite, son of Shemaah of Gibeah; joined David’s forces at Ziklag (1 Chron. 12:3) (5) an officer of David
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JOASH joh´ash [יוֹאָשׁyoʾash]. Means “Yahweh gives” or “Yahweh has given.” This name and/or its alternate form Jehoash (yehoʾash יְהוֹאָשׁ) is borne by several men in the OT. 1. The father of the judge GIDEON (Judg 6–8). Joash was apparently a landowner of some significance and influence, despite Gideon’s