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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Whom Jehovah graciously bestows.

1. One of the Gadite heroes who joined David in the desert of Judah (1 Chronicles 12:12).

2. The oldest of King Josiah's sons (1 Chronicles 3:15).

3. Son of Careah, one of the Jewish chiefs who rallied round Gedaliah, whom Nebuchadnezzar had made governor in Jerusalem (2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 40:8). He warned Gedaliah of the plans of Ishmael against him, a warning which was unheeded (Jeremiah 40:13, 16). He afterwards pursued the murderer of the governor, and rescued the captives (41:8, 13, 15, 16). He and his associates subsequently fled to Tahpanhes in Egypt (43:2, 4, 5), taking Jeremiah with them. "The flight of Gedaliah's community to Egypt extinguished the last remaining spark of life in the Jewish state. The work of the ten centuries since Joshua crossed the Jordan had been undone."

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

who is liberal or merciful

Naves Topical Index

1. A Jewish captain

General references
2 Kings 25:22-24

Warns Gedaliah against Ishmael
Jeremiah 40:13-16

Ishmael defeated by
Jeremiah 41:11-15

Sought prayers of Jeremiah
Jeremiah 42:2-3

Disobeyed Jeremiah and took him to Egypt
Jeremiah 43:1-7

2. Son of Josiah
1 Chronicles 3:15

3. A son of Elioenai
1 Chronicles 3:24

4. A Levite
1 Chronicles 6:9-10

5. Two Israelites who joined David at Ziklag
1 Chronicles 12:4; 1 Chronicles 12:12

6. An Ephraimite
2 Chronicles 28:12

7. A returned exile
Ezra 8:12

8. A priest

General references
Ezra 10:6; Nehemiah 12:22-23

Probably identical with Jonathan
Nehemiah 12:11

9. Son of Tobiah the Ammonite
Nehemiah 6:18

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(gift or grace of God).

  1. Son of Azariah and grandson of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, and father of Azariah, 3. (1 Chronicles 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 Chronicles 3:24) (B.C. after 406.)
  3. The son of K'reah, and one of the captains of the scattered remnants of the army of Judah, who escaped in the final attack upon Jerusalem by the Chaldeans. (B.C. 588.) After the murder of Gedaliah, Johanan was one of the foremost in the pursuit of his assassin, and rescued the captives he had carried off from Mizpah. (Jeremiah 41:11-16) Fearing the vengeance of the Chaldeans, the captains, with Johanan at their head, notwithstanding the warnings of Jeremiah, retired into Egypt.
  4. The first-born son of Josiah king of Judah. (1 Chronicles 3:15) (B.C. 638-610.)
  5. A valiant Benjamite who joined David at Ziklag. (1 Chronicles 12:4) (B.C. 1055.)
  6. A Gadite warrior who followed David. (1 Chronicles 12:12)
  7. The father of Azariah, an Ephraimite in the time of Ahaz. (2 Chronicles 28:12)
  8. The son of Hakkatan, and chief of the Bene-Azgad who returned with Ezra. (Ezra 8:12)
  9. The son of Eliashib, one of the chief Levites. (Ezra 10:6; Nehemiah 12:23)
  10. The son of Tobiah the Ammonite. (Nehemiah 6:18)