Jehohanan

JEHOHANAN (jē'hō-hā'năn, Heb. yehôhānān, Jehovah is gracious)



JEHOHANAN je hō hā’ nən (יְהוֹחָנָ֣ן, Yahweh is gracious). The name of persons mostly in priestly and royal circles. 1. A Korahite, sixth son of Meshalemiah, who was among the gatekeepers assigned by David (1 Chron 26:3).

2. A “commander of thousands” in the army of Judah of the time of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah (2 Chron 17:15).

3. Father of Ishmael, one of the “commanders of hundreds” upon whom Jehoiada relied in his planning to move against and oust Athaliah (2 Chron 23:1).

4. A son of Bebai who had married a “foreign woman” on Ezra’s list among the laity of Israel (Ezra 10:28).

5. One of the priests who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel and Jeshua (Neh 12:13).

6. One of the singers mentioned as a participant in the purification and dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 12:42).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(yehochanan, "Yahweh is (or has been) gracious"):

(1) A Korahite doorkeeper in David’s reign, "son" of Meshelemiah (1Ch 26:3). Septuagint, Luc, has "Jehonathan."

(2) One of the five captains over King Jehoshaphat’s army (2Ch 17:15), probably father of Ishmael, "son of Jehohanan" (2Ch 23:1).


(4) One of those who had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:28) = "Joannes" the Revised Version (British and American), "Johannes" the King James Version (1 Esdras 9:29).

(5) Son of Tobiah, the Ammonite, Nehemiah’s opponent (Ne 6:18, the King James Version "Johanan").

(6) Head of the priestly family of Amariah (Ne 12:13).

(7) A priest present at the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem (Ne 12:42).

(8) The name in the Hebrew of 2Ch 28:12.

See Johanan, (7).