Joiarib (Joi´uh-rib; Heb., “Yah[weh] will contend”)

A shortened form of Jehoiarib. 1 A Levite teacher who met Ezra at the Ahava River and was commanded to return to Jerusalem from Babylon (Ezra 8:16). 2 A Judahite ancestor of Maaseiah, a postexilic inhabitant of Jerusalem (Neh 11:5). 3 Apparently the father of Jedaiah, a priest who lived in postexilic Jerusalem (Neh 11:10). However, a parallel passage (1Chr 9:10) omits “son of” and lists Joiarib (Jehoiarib) as one of the priests along with Jedaiah. 4 A priest who returned from the Babylonian captivity with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:6); possibly the same as 3 above. 5 A postexilic family group headed by Mattenai (Neh 12:19).

Ezra 8:16

16Then I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, who were leaders, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, who wer ... View more

Neh 11:5

5and Maaseiah son of Baruch son of Col-hozeh son of Hazaiah son of Adaiah son of Joiarib son of Zechariah son of the Shilonite.

Neh 11:10

10Of the priests: Jedaiah son of Joiarib, Jachin,

1Chr 9:10

Priestly Families
10Of the priests: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin,

Neh 12:6

6Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah,

Neh 12:19

19of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;

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