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JOARIB jō’ ə rĭb (̓Ιωαρίβ). An ancestor of Mattathias (1 Macc 2:1; 14:29). The family first appeared during the reign of David (1 Chron 24:7; here called Jehoiarib), and was then the first of the twenty-four courses of priests.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

Ancestor of Mattathias (1 Macc 14:29), given as "Joarib" in the King James Version of 1 Macc 2:1; he was chief of the first of the 24 courses of priests in the reign of David. Varieties of the name are Jarib, Joarib, and Jehoiarib (1Ch 24:7).