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JOAH (jō'a, Heb. yô’āh, Jehovah is brother)

JOAH jō’ ə (יוֹאָ֥ח, Yahweh is my brother). 1. Son of Asaph; a court official; member of a delegation sent by King Hezekiah to deal with the Assyrian envoys at the siege of Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:18, 26; Isa 36:3, 11, 22).

2. A Levite; son of Zimnah (1 Chron 6:21; 2 Chron 29:12).

3. A Levite; son of Obed-edom (1 Chron 26:4).

4. Son of Joahaz; recorder under King Josiah (2 Chron 34:8). He was sent with others to repair “the house of the Lord.”

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(yo’ach, "Yahweh is brother"):

(1) Son of Asaph and recorder under King Hezekiah (2Ki 18:18,26; Isa 36:3,11,22); he was one of the 3 officers sent by the king to speak to the Assyrian envoys at the siege of Jerusalem (circa 701 BC).

(2) In 1Ch 6:21 (Hebrew 6); 2Ch 29:12, a Levite (son of Zimmah) = "Ethan" of 1Ch 6:42 (Hebrew 27).

(3) a son of Obed-edom (1Ch 26:4).

(4) Son of Joahaz and recorder under King Josiah (2Ch 34:8).