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    Johanan in Easton's Bible Dictionary 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."

    Johanan in Hitchcock's Bible Names who is liberal or merciful

    Johanan in Naves Topical Bible -1. A Jewish captain 2Ki 25:22-24 Warns Gedaliah against Ishmael Jer 40:13-16 Ishmael defeated by Jer 41:11-15 Sought prayers of Jeremiah Jer 42:2,3 Disobeyed Jeremiah and took him to Egypt Jer 43:1-7 -2. Son of Josiah 1Ch 3:15 -3. A son of Elioenai 1Ch 3:24 -4. A Levite 1Ch 6:9,10 -5. Two Israelites who joined David at Ziklag 1Ch 12:4,12 -6. An Ephraimite 2Ch 28:12 -7. A returned exile Ezr 8:12 -8. A priest Ezr 10:6; Ne 12:22,23 Probably identical with Jonathan Ne 12:11 -9. Son of Tobiah the Ammonite Ne 6:18

    Johanan in Smiths Bible Dictionary (gift or grace of God). 1. Son of Azariah and grandson of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, and father of Azariah, 3. 1Ch 6:9,10 Authorized Version. 2. Son of Elioenai, the son of Neariah, the son of Shemaiah, in the line of Zerubbabel's heirs. 1Ch 3:24 (B.C. after 406.) 3. The son of Kaereah, 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. 1Ch 3:15 (B.C. 638-610.) 5. A valiant Benjamite who joined David at Ziklag. 1Ch 12:4 (B.C. 1055.) 6. A Gadite warrior who followed David. 1Ch 12:12 7. The father of Azariah, an Ephraimite in the time of Ahaz. 2Ch 28:12 8. The son of Hakkatan, and chief of the Bene-Azgad who returned with Ezra. Ezr 8:12 9. The son of Eliashib, one of the chief Levites. Ezr 10:6; Ne 12:23 10. The son of Tobiah the Ammonite. Ne 6:18

    Johanan in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE jo-ha'-nan (yochanan, "Yahweh has been gracious"; Ioanan; compare JEHOHANAN): (1) Son of Kareah, and one of "the captains of the forces who were in the fields" (i.e. probably guerrilla bands), who allied with Gedaliah, governor of Judah, after the fall of Jerusalem, 586 BC (2 Ki 25:23; Jer 40:7 through 43:7). He warned Gedaliah of the plot of Ishmael ben Nethaniah, who was instigated by the Ammonite king Baalis, to murder the governor; but the latter refused to believe him nor would he grant Johanan permission to slay Ishmael (Jer 40:8-16). After Ishmael had murdered Gedaliah and also 70 northern pilgrims, Johanan went in pursuit. He was joined by the unwilling followers of Ishmael, but the murderer escaped. Thereupon Johanan settled at Geruth-Chimham near Bethlehem (Jer 41). As Ishmael's plan was to take the remnant to the land of Ammon, so that of Johanan and his fellow-chiefs was to go to Egypt. They consulted the Divine oracle through Jeremiah, and received the answer that they should remain in Judah (Jer 42). But the prophet was accused of giving false counsel and of being influenced by Baruch. The chiefs then resolved to go to Egypt, and forced Jeremiah and Baruch to accompany them (Jer 43). (2) The eldest son of King Josiah (1 Ch 3:15), apparently = "Jehoahaz" (2 Ki 23:30-33). (3) Son of Elioenai, and a Davidic post-exilic prince (1 Ch 3:24). (4) Father of the Azariah who was priest in Solomon's time (1 Ch 6:9,10 (Hebrew 5:35,36)). (5) A Benjamite recruit of David at Ziklag, but perhaps a Judean (1 Ch 12:4 (Hebrew 5)). (6) A Gadite recruit of David at Ziklag (1 Ch 12:12 (Hebrew 13)). (7) Hebrew has "Jehohanan," an Ephraimite chief (2 Ch 28:12). (8) A returned exile (Ezr 8:12) = "Joannes" (1 Esdras 8:38, the King James Version "Johannes"). (9) Neh 12:22,23 = JEHOHANAN, (3). David Francis Roberts

    Johanan in Wikipedia Johanan is a Hebrew name meaning 'the LORD is gracious'. Other forms of the name include John and Yochanan. A Johanan, son of Kareah is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the leader who led the remnant of the population of the Kingdom of Judah to Egypt for safety, after the destruction of kingdom in 586 BC and the subsequent assassination of Gedaliah, the Babylon appointed Jewish governor. (2 Kings 25:23-26 , Jeremiah 43:5-7 )

    Johanan Scripture - 1 Chronicles 6:9 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,

    Johanan Scripture - 2 Kings 25:23 And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.

    Johanan Scripture - Jeremiah 40:15 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know [it]: wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered, and the remnant in Judah perish?