Joab
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Given Name JOAB
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: יוֹאָב (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JO-ab (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "YAHWEH is father" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, he was the commander of King David's army. In separate incidents he killed both Abner and Absalom. When Solomon came to power he was executed.
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Ioab (Biblical Greek), Yoav (Biblical Hebrew), Ioab (Biblical Latin), Yoav (Hebrew)