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johanan


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Johanan 
  whom  Jehovah  graciously  bestows.  (1.)  One  of  the  Gadite  heroes 
  who  joined  David  in  the  desert  of  Judah  (1  Chr.  12:12). 
 
  (2.)  The  oldest  of  King  Josiah's  sons  (1  Chr.  3:15). 
 
  (3.)  Son  of  Careah,  one  of  the  Jewish  chiefs  who  rallied  round 
  Gedaliah,  whom  Nebuchadnezzar  had  made  governor  in  Jerusalem  (2 
  Kings  25:23;  Jer.  40:8).  He  warned  Gedaliah  of  the  plans  of 
  Ishmael  against  him  a  warning  which  was  unheeded  (Jer.  40:13, 
  16).  He  afterwards  pursued  the  murderer  of  the  governor,  and 
  rescued  the  captives  (41:8,  13,  15,  16).  He  and  his  associates 
  subsequently  fled  to  Tahpanhes  in  Egypt  (43:2,  4,  5),  taking 
  Jeremiah  with  them  "The  flight  of  Gedaliah's  community  to  Egypt 
  extinguished  the  last  remaining  spark  of  life  in  the  Jewish 
  state.  The  work  of  the  ten  centuries  since  Joshua  crossed  the 
  Jordan  had  been  undone." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Johanan,  who  is  liberal  or  merciful