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Johanan


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, 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. Jer. 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 Chron. 3:15. (b.c. 638–610.)

5. A valiant Benjamite who joined David at Ziklag. 1 Chron. 12:4. (b.c. 1055.)

6. A Gadite warrior who followed David. 1 Chron. 12:12.

7. The father of Azariah, an Ephraimite in the time of Ahaz. 2 Chron. 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; Neh. 12:23.

10. The son of Tobiah the Ammonite. Neh. 6:18.