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Jo-anna


Jo-an’na (grace or gift of God) (in Revised Version spelled Joanan).

1. Son of Rhesa, according to the text of Luke 3:27, and one of the ancestors of Christ; but according to the view explained in a previous article, son of Zerubbabel, and the same as Hananiah in 1 Chron. 3:19.

2. The name of a woman, occurring twice in Luke (8:3; 24:10), but evidently denoting the same person. (a.d. 28–30.) In the first passage she is expressly stated to have been “wife of Chuza, steward of Herod,” that is, Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee.