Jehohanan, Descendant of Bebai (יְהוֹחָנָן, yehochanan). A member of the family of Bebai in the postexilic Jewish community. Jehohanan was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:28).
JEHOHANAN (PERSON) [Heb yĕhôḥānān (יְהֹוחָנָן)]. Eight persons in the OT bear this name, which means “Yahweh has been gracious.” It also appears in the Elephantine papyri in CAP 30.18 and 31.17 (see 4. below). It is normally rendered in Gk Iōanan, although 1 Esdr 9:29 see #5 below) reads Iōannēs.
JOHANAN (PERSON) [Heb yôḥānān (יֹוחָנָן)]. A relatively common name in the Hebrew Bible meaning “Yahweh is or has been gracious.”1. One of the Benjaminites who joined David’s forces at Ziklag when he was fleeing from Saul according to 1 Chr 12:5—Eng 12:4. By means of this list the Chronicler makes
Jehohanan. 1. Levite of the family of Korah who was a gatekeeper of the sanctuary during David’s reign (1 Chr 26:3).2. Commander of thousands in King Jehoshaphat’s army (2 Chr 17:15).3. Father of Ishmael, commander of a unit of soldiers who helped the priest Jehoiada overthrow the wicked queen Athaliah
Johanan. Name meaning “Yahweh has been gracious.” It occurs in the alternate form of Jehohanan. The name John is derived from these names. Several men of this name appear in the OT.1. Son of Kareah (2 Kgs 25:23). Johanan was a Jewish leader, a contemporary of Jeremiah, and supportive of Gedaliah, the
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9. A postexilic high priest descended from the high priest Eliashib (Neh. 12:22f) and probably the person with whom Ezra consorted (Ezr. 10:6). He was a younger contemporary of Nehemiah, and was called Jonathan in Neh. 12:11, this perhaps being a transcriptional error.D. F. Roberts
JEHOHANAN1. Korahite Levite who was a gatekeeper of the sanctuary during David’s reign (1 Chr 26:3).2. Commander of thousands in King Jehoshaphat’s army (2 Chr 17:15).3. Father of Ishmael, commander of a unit of soldiers who helped the priest Jehoiada overthrow the wicked queen Athaliah of Judah (2
JOHANAN Name meaning “Yahweh has been gracious.” It occurs also in the alternate form of Jehohanan. The name John is derived from these names. Several men of this name appear in the OT.1. Son of Kareah (2 Kgs 25:23). Johanan was a Jewish leader, a contemporary of Jeremiah, and supportive of Gedaliah,
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Jehohanan (jee´hoh-hay´nuhn; Heb., “the Lord is gracious”).1 A Levite from the line of Korah who was one of the gatekeepers in David’s tabernacle (1 Chron. 26:3).2 A captain under the Judean king Jehoshaphat (2 Chron. 17:15).3 The son of Bebai; he divorced his foreign wife in response to Ezra’s postexilic
Johanan (joh-hay´nuhn; Heb., “the Lord shows favor”; cf. John).1 The eldest son of Josiah (1 Chron. 3:15).2 A descendant of the Davidic family, the son of Elioenai (1 Chron. 3:24).3 A member of the priestly line of Zadok (1 Chron. 6:9–10).4 One of David’s warriors (1 Chron. 12:4), possibly the same
JEHOHANAN1. The sixth son of Meshelemiah, a Levite, in the days of David. He was appointed to the office of porter or doorkeeper in the temple (1 Chr 26:3).2. One of the chief generals of the army of Judah in the days of Jehoshaphat. He commanded a corps of 280,000 (2 Chr 17:15). It was probably his
JOHANAN1. One of the captains of the remnant that remained in Judah after the fall of Jerusalem. He led the others in warning Gedaliah of the danger to his life from Ishmael. After the governor had been slain, Johanan led the force that pursued Ishmael and recovered the captives taken. Fearful of what
JOHANAN (Heb. yôḥānān, ‘Yahweh is gracious’). A number of men are so called in the OT, the most notable being the son of Kareah. A Jewish leader who supported Gedaliah on the latter’s appointment as governor of Judah (2 Ki. 25:23; Je. 40:8) after the fall of Jerusalem, Johanan offered to kill Ishmael,
Jehohanan (Heb. yĕhôḥānān)1. A Korahite Levite gatekeeper of the temple (1 Chr. 26:3).2. One of three Judahite “commanders of thousands” in King Jehoshaphat’s army (2 Chr. 17:15).3. The father of Ishmael, “commander of a hundred” who joined Jehoiada’s coup against Queen Athaliah (2 Chr. 23:1).
Johanan (Heb. yôḥānān)1. The son of Kareah; one of the Judean commanders who had eluded Nebuchadnezzar’s army before finally submitting to the pro-Babylonian governor Gedaliah at Mizpah (2 Kgs. 25:23–24; Jer. 40:8). Johanan reported to Gedaliah that Ishmael planned to assassinate him, but Gedaliah
Jeho´hanan (whom Jehovah gave), a name of which John is the contraction.1. A Korhite Levite, one of the doorkeepers to the tabernacle. 1 Chron. 26:3; comp. 25:1. (b.c. 1014.)2. One of the principal men of Judah under King Jehoshaphat. 2 Chron. 17:15; comp. 13 and 19. (b.c. 910.)3. Father of Ishmael,
Joha´nan (gift or grace of God).1. Son of Azariah and grandson of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, and father of Azariah, 3. 1 Chron. 6:9, 10, Authorized Version.2. Son of Elioenai, the son of Neariah, the son of Shemaiah, in the line of Zerubbabel’s heirs. 1 Chron. 3:24. (b.c. after 406.)3. The son of Kareah,
JEHOHA´NAN (je-hō-haʹnan; “Jehovah is favorable”). Jehohanan and Johanan appear in the KJV, NIV, and NASB but not always in the same verses. Jehohanan is in the KJV, NIV, and NASB of Ezra 10:28; Neh. 12:13, 42; it is in the NASB and NIV of Ezra 10:6; Neh. 6:18, where it replaces KJV Johanan; and it
JOHA´NAN (jō-haʹnan; contracted form of Jehohanan, “God is gracious”). In all but a few passages Johanan appears in the same verses in the KJV, NIV, and NASB. The exceptions are 1 Chron. 26:3; 2 Chron. 17:15; 23:1, where NASB Johanan replaces KJV and NIV Jehohanan (which see); and Ezra 10:6; Neh. 6:18,