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Joab (ancestor of Pahath-moab)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Joab the Commander
Joab the Commander (יוֹאָב‎, yo'av). King David’s chief military captain (2 Sam 8:16; 20:13; 1 Chr 27:34). Lived ca. 1050–970 bc. Loyal to David as king. Assassinated potential rivals to his and David’s positions and was executed by Solomon for these murders.
Joab, Ancestor of Pahath-Moab
Joab of Pahath-Moab (יוֹאָב‎, yo'av). Named with Jeshua as one of the ancestors (or perhaps the leaders) of the exiles from the family of Pahath-Moab who accompanied Zerubbabel back to Judah (Ezra 2:6; Neh 7:11). The clan of Joab mentioned in Ezra 8:9 is probably the same family, though Pahath-Moab is
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Joab (Person)
JOAB (PERSON) [Heb yôʾāb (יֹואָב)]. Joab is a simple Hebrew name consisting of a theophoric element—, for “Yahweh”—in a nominal clause. Its meaning is “Yahweh is father”; hence, Joab is only formally different from Abijah.1. In the Hebrew Bible, the name Joab is applied primarily to the commander
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Joab
Joab. 1. Son of Zeruiah, the half-sister of David (1 Chr 2:16), who, along with his brothers Abishai and Asahel, was well known for his military valor in Judah (2 Sm 2:18; cf. 1 Sm 26:6). Of the three sons Joab rose to prominence and distinguished himself at the battle of Gibeon when Saul’s troops under
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Joab
3. A family of returned exiles (Ezr. 2:6 par Neh. 7:11; Ezr. 8:9; 1 Esd. 8:35).D. F. Roberts
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Joab
JOAB1. Son of Zeruiah, the half sister of David (1 Chr 2:16), who, along with his brothers Abishai and Asahel, was well known for his military valor in Judah (2 Sm 2:18; cf. 1 Sm 26:6). According to 2 Samuel, Joab rose to prominence and distinguished himself at the battle of Gibeon when Saul’s troops
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Joab
Joab (joh´ab).1 A Kenizzite, the son of Seraiah, and ancestor of a group of craftsmen called Geharashim (1 Chron. 4:14).2 The second and most prominent of the three sons of David’s sister Zeruiah (1 Chron. 2:16). Joab was the commander of David’s army during much of his reign (2 Sam. 8:16; 20:23; 1
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Joab
JOAB1. The son of Zeruiah, half sister of David (2 Sam 2:18), and brother of Abishai and Asahel. The only thing known about his father is that his tomb was in Bethlehem (2 Sam 2:32).The first mention of Joab’s activites is the battle between David’s men led by Joab and Ishbosheth’s forces under Abner
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Joab
JOAB (Heb. yô’āḇ, ‘Yahweh is father’). 1. Son of Zeruiah, half-sister of David (2 Sa. 2:18). His father’s name is not recorded here, but Josephus (Ant. 7.11) gives it as Suri, whose sepulchre was in Bethlehem (2 Sa. 2:32).Joab is first heard of when, with his brothers Asahel and Abishai, he led David’s
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Joab
Joab (Heb. yôʾāḇ)The son of David’s sister Zeruiah; commander-in-chief of David’s army from the time David took Jerusalem (1 Chr. 11:4–9), and the dominant figure in David’s regime, to whom more than any other David owed the success of his reign. Although an earlier line of thought ascribed to Joab
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Joab
JOAB (Hebrew, “the Lord is father”) The commander of David’s army. Joab was the son of David’s sister Zeruiah, and the brother of Abishai and Asahel (2 Sam 8:16, 20:23; 1 Chr 2:16). Joab was probably involved in David’s earlier career before David was made king of Judah, but his name does not appear
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Joab
Jo´ab (whose father is Jehovah), the most remarkable of the three nephews of David, the children of Zeruiah, David’s sister. (b.c. 1053–1012.) Joab first appears after David’s accession to the throne at Hebron. Abner slew in battle Asahel, the youngest brother of Joab; and when David afterward received
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Relatives
Pahathmoab Relative