Jehoash (son of Shelah)
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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
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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,
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JOASH joh´ash [יוֹאָשׁ yoʾash]. 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