Who is Joanna?
(whom Jehovah has graciously given). 1. One of the ancestors of Christ. Luke 3:27. He has been identified with Hananiah. 1 Chr 3:19. 2. The wife of Chusa, the steward of Herod Antipas, and one who ministered unto our Lord, and who brought spices and ointments for his embalming. Luke 8:3; Luke 24:10. She seems to have been the subject of some miraculous cure by Christ, whom she followed, and to whom she ministered. Luke 24:10. JO'ASH 2 Kgs 13:1, or JEHO'ASJH, 2 Kgs 12:1 (whom Jehovah bestowed). 1. The father of Gideon, who had his own altar to Baal. His idolatry, however, would not seem very sincere, since he defended Gideon in destroying the idol. Jud 6:11, etc. 2. One of the sons of Ahab. 1 Kgs 22:26; 2 Chr 18:25. 3. The son and the successor of Ahaziah, king of Judah. Jehosheba, or Jehoshabeath, 2 Chr 22:11, the wife of Jehoiada, the high priest, his aunt, preserved him from the murderous designs of Athaliah, his grandmother, when he was but a year old, and kept him hid six years in a chamber belonging to the temple. 2 Kgs 11:2-3. See Athaliah. When he was seven years of age, Jehoiada entered into a solemn covenant with Azariah and others to set up young Joash for their sovereign, and dethroned Athaliah. After preparing matters in the kingdom, and bringing the Levites and such others as they could trust to Jerusalem, they crowned him in the court of the temple with great solemnity. 2 Kgs 11. Joash behaved himself well while Jehoiada, the high priest, lived and was his guide, but no sooner was this good man removed, than he began to listen to the counsels of his wicked courtiers. The worship of God fell into neglect and idolatry prevailed. Zechariah, the priest, son of Jehoiada, warned him of his sin and danger, but in consequence of his fidelity he was, by order of Joash, stoned to death between the temple and the altar. When dying he assured them that God would avenge his death, 2 Chr 24:20-22, to which event our Saviour is generally supposed to refer. Matt 23:35. Hazael invaded the kingdom, but Joash, with a large sum of money, including all the treasures and furniture of the temple and palace, redeemed his capital from plunder. 2 Kgs 12:18. After suffering other injuries from the Syrians, and after being loaded with ignominy, he was murdered by his own servants, after a reign of 41 years, b.c. 878-838. 2 Chr 24:24-27. 1. 2 Kgs 13:9. Son and successor of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, and grandson of Jehu. He was associated with his father in the government for 2 years, but 14 years he reigned alone, making in all 16 years, b.c. 840-825. He was a wicked prince, though he was successful in three campaigns against the Syrians, and recovered the cities which they took from his father, according to the prediction of Elisha. 2 Kgs 13:15-25. He was also signally successful in a war with Amaziah, king of Judah (see Amaziah), soon after the termination of which he died. 2 Kgs 14:12-16. 1. A descendant of Judah. 1 Chr 4:22 2. A Benjamite, one of David's heroes 1 Chr 12:3.