Johanan (Joh-hay´nuhn; Heb., “Yah[weh] shows favor”; cf. John)

1 The eldest son of Josiah (1Chr 3:15). 2 A descendant of the Davidic family, son of Elioenai (1Chr 3:24). 3 A member of the priestly line of Zadok (1Chr 6:9-10). 4 One of David’s “mighty warriors” (1Chr 12:4), possibly the same as a Gadite in (1Chr 12:12). 5 Father of an Ephraimite chief, Azariah, in the time of king Ahaz (2Chr 28:12). 6 The son of Kareah (2Kgs 25:23, Jer 40:8-43:5) a leader in Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem (587 BCE) under Gedaliah, who refused him permission to kill Ishmael, who subsequently assassinated Gedaliah. He was a leader in rescuing the captives taken by Ishmael and in asking for divine guidance from Jeremiah. But Jeremiah’s message to stay in Judah was repudiated by Johanan and his associates and they took refuge in Egypt. 7 The son of Hakkatan of the Azgad family who brought 110 men to Ezra’s company (Ezra 8:12). 8 The son (possibly grandson) of Eliashib, priest or high priest contemporary with Nehemiah (Neh 12:22-23; cf. Jonathan in Neh 12:11).

1Chr 3:15

15The sons of Josiah: Johanan the firstborn, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.

1Chr 3:24

24The sons of Elioenai: Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani, seven.

1Chr 6:9-10

9Ahimaaz of Azariah, Azariah of Johanan,10and Johanan of Azariah (it was he who served as priest in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem).

1Chr 12:4

4Ishmaiah of Gibeon, a warrior among the Thirty and a leader over the Thirty; Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, Jozabad of Gederah,

1Chr 12:12

12Johanan eighth, Elzabad ninth,

2Chr 28:12

12Moreover, certain chiefs of the Ephraimites, Azariah son of Johanan, Berechiah son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah son of Shallum, and Amasa son of Hadlai, stood u ... View more

2Kgs 25:23

23Now when all the captains of the forces and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah as governor, they came with their men to Gedaliah ... View more

Jer 40:8-43:5

8they went to Gedaliah at Mizpah—Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth, the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, Jezaniah son of ... View more

Ezra 8:12

12Of the descendants of Azgad, Johanan son of Hakkatan, and with him one hundred ten males.

Neh 12:22-23

22As for the Levites, in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan, and Jaddua, there were recorded the heads of ancestral houses; also the priests until the reign ... View more

Neh 12:11

11Joiada the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan the father of Jaddua.

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