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Lexicon :: Strong's H3097 - yô'āḇ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

יוֹאָב Yôwʼâb, yo-awb'; from H3068 and H1; Jehovah-fathered; Joab, the name of three Israelites:—Joab.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 145x

The KJV translates Strong's H3097 in the following manner: Joab (145x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 145x
The KJV translates Strong's H3097 in the following manner: Joab (145x).
  1. Joab = "Jehovah is father"

    1. son of David's sister Zeruiah and general of David's army

    2. a Judaite descendant of Kenaz

    3. a post exilic family

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יוֹאָב Yôwʼâb, yo-awb'; from H3068 and H1; Jehovah-fathered; Joab, the name of three Israelites:—Joab.
STRONGS H3097: Abbreviations
יוֺאָב proper name, masculine (י׳ is father; compare אֲבִיָּהוּ, אֱלִיאָב, אֲבִיאֵל & references) —
1. David's sister's son & captain of his host (Greek Version of the LXX Ἰωαβ) 1 Samuel 26:6; 2 Samuel 2:13 + 100 times 2 Samuel (also 2 Samuel 20:6 for MT אֲבִישַׁי compare Syriac Version We Dr); 1 Kings 1:7 + 14 times 1 Kings; 1 Chronicles 2:16 + 22 times 1 Chronicles; Psalm 60:2.
2. a descendant of Judah 1 Chronicles 4:14 (but Greek Version of the LXX B LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Ἰωβαβ).
3. a family-name after the exile Ezra 2:6 = Nehemiah 7:11 (Greek Version of the LXX Ἰωβαβ, Ἰωαβ) Ezra 8:9 (Greek Version of the LXX Ἰωαβ).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

2:13; 20:6

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

2:16; 4:14


2:6; 8:9






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Strong's Number H3097 matches the Hebrew יוֹאָב (yô'āḇ),
which occurs 145 times in 124 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (1Sa 26:6–2Sa 17:25)

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:6 -

Then David said to Ahimelech the Hittite and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab’s H3097 brother, saying, “Who will go down with me to Saul in the camp?” And Abishai said, “I will go down with you.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:13 - And Joab H3097 the son of Zeruiah and the servants of David went out and met [fn]them by the pool of Gibeon; and they sat down, [fn]Abner’s men on the one side of the pool and [fn]Joab’s men on the other side of the pool.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:14 - Then Abner said to Joab H3097, “Now have the young men arise and hold a martial skills match in our presence.” And Joab H3097 said, “Have them arise!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:18 -

Now the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab H3097, Abishai, and Asahel; and Asahel was as [fn]swift-footed as one of the gazelles that is in the field.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:22 - Then Abner repeated again to Asahel, “Turn aside for your own good from following me. Why should I strike you to the ground? How then could I [fn]show my face to your brother Joab H3097?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:24 -

But Joab H3097 and Abishai pursued Abner, and when the sun was going down, they came to the hill of Ammah, which is opposite Giah by way of the wilderness of Gibeon.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:26 - Then Abner called to Joab H3097 and said, “Should the sword devour forever? Do you not realize that it will be bitter in the end? So how long will you [fn]refrain from telling the people to turn back from pursuing their kinsmen?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:27 - Joab H3097 said, “As God lives, if you had not spoken, then the people of Judah certainly would have withdrawn in the morning, each from pursuing his brother.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:28 - So Joab H3097 blew the trumpet, and all the people halted and no longer pursued Israel, nor did they continue to fight anymore.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:30 -

Then Joab H3097 returned from pursuing Abner; but he gathered all the people together, and [fn]nineteen of David’s servants were missing, besides Asahel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:32 - And they carried Asahel away and buried him in his father’s tomb, which was in Bethlehem. Then Joab H3097 and his men traveled all night until the day [fn]dawned at Hebron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:22 -

And behold, the servants of David and Joab H3097 came from a raid and brought a large amount of plunder with them; but Abner was not with David in Hebron, since he had let him go, and he had gone in peace.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:23 - When Joab H3097 and all the army that was with him arrived, they informed Joab H3097, saying, “Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he has let him go on his way, and he has gone in peace.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:24 - Then Joab H3097 came to the king and said, “What have you done? Behold, Abner came to you; why then have you let him go, so that he is already gone?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:26 -

When Joab H3097 left David’s presence, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know about it.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:27 - So when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab H3097 took him aside into the middle of the gate to speak with him privately, and there he struck him in the belly, so that he died on account of the blood of his brother Asahel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:29 - “May it turn upon the head of Joab H3097 and on all his father’s house; and may there not be eliminated from the house of Joab H3097 someone who suffers a discharge, or has leprosy, or [fn]holds the spindle, or falls by the sword, or lacks bread.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:30 - So Joab H3097 and his brother Abishai killed Abner because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:31 -

Then David said to Joab H3097 and to all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth, and mourn before Abner.” And King David walked behind the bier.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:16 - Joab H3097 the son of Zeruiah was commander over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was secretary.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:7 - When David heard about this, he sent Joab H3097 and all the army, the warriors.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:9 -

Now when Joab H3097 saw that [fn]the battle was set against him at the front and at the rear, he selected warriors from all the choice men in Israel, and lined them up against the Arameans.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:13 - So Joab H3097 and the people who were with him advanced to the battle against the Arameans, and they fled from him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:14 - When the sons of Ammon saw that the Arameans had fled, they also fled from Abishai and entered the city. Then Joab H3097 returned from fighting against the sons of Ammon and came to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:1 -

Then it happened [fn]in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab H3097 and his servants with him and all Israel, and they brought destruction on the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed in Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:6 -

Then David sent word to Joab H3097: “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” So Joab H3097 sent Uriah to David.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:7 - When Uriah came to him, David asked about Joab’s H3097 well-being and [fn]that of the people, and the condition of the war.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:11 - And Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in [fn]temporary shelters, and my lord Joab H3097 and the servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Should I then go to my house to eat and drink and to sleep with my wife? By your life and the life of your soul, I will not do this thing.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:14 -

So in the morning David wrote a letter to Joab H3097 and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:16 - So it was as Joab H3097 kept watch on the city, that he [fn]stationed Uriah at the place where he knew there were valiant men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:17 - And the men of the city went out and fought against Joab H3097, and some of the people among David’s servants fell; and Uriah the Hittite also died.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:18 - Then Joab H3097 sent a messenger and reported to David all the events of the war.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:22 -

So the messenger departed and came and reported to David everything that Joab H3097 had sent him to tell.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:25 - Then David said to the messenger, “This is what you shall say to Joab H3097: ‘Do not let this thing [fn]displease you, for the sword devours one as well as another; [fn]fight with determination against the city and overthrow it’; and thereby encourage him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:26 -

Now Joab H3097 fought against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and captured the royal city.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:27 - Then Joab H3097 sent messengers to David and said, “I have fought against Rabbah, I have even captured the city of waters.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:1 -

Now Joab H3097 the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king’s heart was drawn toward Absalom.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:2 - So Joab H3097 sent a messenger to Tekoa and [fn]brought a wise woman from there, and said to her, “Please follow mourning rites, and put on mourning garments now, and do not anoint yourself with oil but be like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for many days.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:3 - Then go to the king and speak to him in this way.” So Joab H3097 put the words in her mouth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:19 - So the king said, “Is the hand of Joab H3097 with you in all this?” And the woman replied, “As your soul lives, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken. Indeed, it was your servant Joab H3097 who commanded me, and it was he who put all these words in the mouth of your servant.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:20 - “In order to change the appearance of things your servant Joab H3097 has done this thing. But my lord is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to know all that is on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:21 -

Then the king said to Joab H3097, “Behold now, I [fn]will certainly do this thing; go then, bring back the young man Absalom.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:22 - And Joab H3097 fell on his face to the ground, prostrated himself, and blessed the king; then Joab H3097 said, “Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord the king, in that the king has performed the [fn]request of his servant.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:23 - So Joab H3097 arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:29 - Then Absalom sent for Joab H3097, to send him to the king, but he would not come to him. So he sent word again a second time, but he would not come.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:30 - Therefore he said to his servants, “See, Joab’s H3097 plot is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire.” So Absalom’s servants set the plot on fire.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:31 - Then Joab H3097 got up, came to Absalom at his house, and said to him, “Why have your servants set my plot on fire?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:32 - Absalom [fn]answered Joab H3097, “Behold, I sent for you, saying, ‘Come here, so that I may send you to the king, to say, “Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me still to be there.”’ Now then, let me see the king’s face, and if there is guilt in me, he can have me executed.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:33 - So when Joab H3097 came to the king and told him, he summoned Absalom. Then Absalom came to the king and prostrated himself [fn]with his face to the ground before the king; and the king kissed Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:25 - Absalom put Amasa [fn]in command of the army in place of Joab H3097. Now Amasa was the son of a man whose name was [fn]Ithra the Israelite, who [fn]had relations with Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister of Zeruiah, Joab’s H3097 mother.

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