Bible Names H-M: Johanan
Johanan in Easton's Bible Dictionary
whom Jehovah graciously bestows. (1.) One of the Gadite
who joined David in the desert of Judah (1 Chr.
(2.) The oldest of King Josiah's sons (1 Chr. 3:15).
(3.) Son of Careah, one of the Jewish chiefs who
Gedaliah, whom Nebuchadnezzar had made governor in
Kings 25:23; Jer. 40:8). He warned Gedaliah of the
Ishmael against him, a warning which was unheeded
16). He afterwards pursued the murderer of the
rescued the captives (41:8, 13, 15, 16). He and his
subsequently fled to Tahpanhes in Egypt (43:2, 4,
Jeremiah with them. "The flight of Gedaliah's
community to Egypt
extinguished the last remaining spark of life in the
state. The work of the ten centuries since Joshua
Jordan had been undone."
Johanan in Hitchcock's Bible Names
who is liberal or merciful
Johanan in Naves Topical Bible
-1. A Jewish captain
Warns Gedaliah against Ishmael
Ishmael defeated by
Sought prayers of Jeremiah
Disobeyed Jeremiah and took him to Egypt
-2. Son of Josiah
-3. A son of Elioenai
-4. A Levite
-5. Two Israelites who joined David at Ziklag
-6. An Ephraimite
-7. A returned exile
-8. A priest
Ezr 10:6; Ne 12:22,23
Probably identical with Jonathan
-9. Son of Tobiah the Ammonite
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
2. Son of Elioenai, the son of Neariah, the son of
Shemaiah, in the line of Zerubbabel's heirs. 1Ch 3:24 (B.C.
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;
(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
(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
(7) Hebrew has "Jehohanan," an Ephraimite chief (2 Ch
(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
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