[joh-ab] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of joab

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for joab


  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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