- 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.
Then Joab said to a negro slave, "Go, tell the ruler of Israel what you have seen."
Most persons give the answer that Zeruiah was the father of Joab, necessarily.Jokes For All Occasions
So Joab blows the trumpet, and the host retires from the walls, every man to his own tent.The Angels' Song
I dreaded lest I should find their remains as I had that of Joab.Dick Onslow
- 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)