Joash (son of Becher)
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Joash. 1. Abiezrite who lived at Ophrah and the father of Gideon. Joash built an altar to Baal and an image of Asherah, which Gideon later destroyed (Jgs 6:11–31; 7:14; 8:13, 29, 32).2. Son of King Ahab of Israel (1 Kgs 22:26; 2 Chr 18:25).3. Alternate name for Jehoash, Ahaziah’s son and king of Judah
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JOASH. Two different Heb. names appear in English as Joash. The first, Heb. yô‘ash, means “Yahweh has given,” It is a shorter form of Jehoash (q.v.). At least six people bear this Heb. name in the OT. The name occurs as Y’wsh in the Heb. Lachish ostraca. The other Heb. name is yô‘ash which means “Yahweh
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Joash [jōˊăsh] (Heb. yehô˒āš, yô˒āš “Yahweh has given”; yō˓āš “Yahweh has aided”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JOASH (Hebrew, “the Lord has given”) The name of eight men in the Old Testament.1. The father of Gideon and a member of the family of Abiezer of Manasseh at Ophrah (Judg 6:11, 25–32). Joash was associated with the altar to Baal and an Asherah (Judg 6:25) that were replaced by Gideon with an altar to
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jo´ash (to whom Jehovah hastens, i.e., to help), contracted from Jehoash.1. Son of Ahaziah king of Judah (b.c. 884), and the only one of his children who escaped the murderous hand of Athaliah. After his father’s sister Jehoshabeath, the wife of Jehoiada the high priest, had stolen him from among the
Jeremoth (son of Becher) Brother