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Scriptsיוֹאָב Ancient Hebrew
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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.
Other Languages & CulturesIoab Biblical Greek Yoav Biblical Hebrew Ioab Biblical Latin Yoav Hebrew

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biblical, warriors
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute