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Joab

[joh-ab]
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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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Examples from the Web for joab

Historical Examples

  • 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 dreaded lest I should find their remains as I had that of Joab.

    Dick Onslow

    W.H.G. Kingston


British Dictionary definitions for joab

Joab

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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