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Joab

[joh-ab] /ˈdʒoʊ æb/
noun
1.
a commander of David's army and the slayer of Abner and Absalom. II Sam. 3:27; 18:14.
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  • He also had made an agreement with Joab and with Abiathar the priest to help him.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Then Joab said to a negro slave, "Go, tell the ruler of Israel what you have seen."

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Most persons give the answer that Zeruiah was the father of Joab, necessarily.

  • So Joab blows the trumpet, and the host retires from the walls, every man to his own tent.

    The Angels' Song Thomas Guthrie
  • I hit one of them, and either Simri or Joab, who fired at the same time, hit another.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • Simri and Joab, lashing their horses, rushed on to the assistance of their family.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • Poor Joab, then, had been killed on the first attack of the red-skins.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • I dreaded lest I should find their remains as I had that of Joab.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • Then I feared, as I found, that brother Joab had been killed.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • "All who heard him agreed that he was a good man," Joab assented.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for Joab

Joab

/ˈdʒəʊæb/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the successful commander of King David's forces and the slayer of Abner and Absalom (II Samuel 2:18–23; 3:24–27; 18:14–15)
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