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Word/name Hebrew

Joah (Hebrew: יוֹאָח, Modern {{{2}}}, Tiberian {{{3}}}) means "Yahu is his brother," "God is his brother," or some variation. It is derived from the two words "Yahu" (the short form of YHWH) and "ach" (a Hebrew word broadly meaning "brother").

Biblical occurrences[edit]

Joah is the name of four men in the Bible:[1]

  • Known as Joahe in the D-R (Latin: Joahe) — The son of Asaph and recorder under King Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:18, 2 Kings 18:26; Isaiah 36:3, Isaiah 36:11, Isaiah 36:22); 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).
  • Known as Joah in the D-R (Latin: Joah) — In 1 Chronicles 6:21 (Hebrew 6); 2 Chronicles 29:12, a Levite (son of Zimmah) = "Ethan" of 1 Chronicles 6:42 (Hebrew 27).
  • Known as Joaha in the D-R (Latin: Joaha) — A son of Obed-edom (1 Chronicles 26:4).
  • Known as Joha in the D-R (Latin: Joha) — Son of Joahaz and recorder under King Josiah (2 Chronicles 34:8).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Elwell, Walter A.; Philip Wesley Comfort (2001). Tyndale Bible Dictionary. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. p. 711. ISBN 978-0-8423-7089-9.