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jo'-a (yo'ach, "Yahweh is brother"):

(1) Son of Asaph and recorder under King Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:18,26; Isaiah 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 1 Chronicles 6:21 (Hebrew 6); 2 Chronicles 29:12, a Levite (son of Zimmah) = "Ethan" of 1 Chronicles 6:42 (Hebrew 27).

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

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

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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JOAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.