Word Summary
Yoab: "the LORD is father", three Israelites
Original Word: יוֹאָב
Transliteration: Yoab
Phonetic Spelling: (yo-awb')
Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine
Short Definition: "the LORD is father", three Israelites
Meaning: Joab -- "the LORD is father", three Israelites
Strong's Concordance

From Yhovah and 'ab; Jehovah-fathered; Joab, the name of three Israelites -- Joab.

see HEBREW Yhovah

see HEBREW 'ab


H3097. Yoab

יוֺאָבproper name, masculine (׳יis father; compare אֲבִיאֵל אֱלִיאָב, אֲבִיָּהוּ,‎ & references) —

1 David's sister's son & captain of his host (ᵐ5Ἰωαβ) 1 Samuel 26:6; 2 Samuel 2:13 100t. 2Samuel (also 20:6 for אֲבִישַׁי ᵑ0‎ compare ᵑ6‎ We Dr); 1 Kings 1:7 14t. 1Kings; 1 Chronicles 2:16 22t. 1Chronicles; Psalm 60:2.

2 a descendant of Judah 1 Chronicles 4:14 (but ᵐ5‎ B ᵐ5L Ἰωβαβ).

3 a family-name after the exile Ezra 2:6 = Nehemiah 7:11 (ᵐ5Ἰωβαβ, Ἰωαβ) Ezra 8:9 (ᵐ5Ἰωαβ).