Johanan @ whom Jehovah graciously bestows. (1.) One of the Gadite heroes who joined David in the desert of Judah ( 1Chronicles:12:12). (2.) The oldest of King Josiah's sons ( 1Chronicles:3:15). (3.) Son of Careah, one of the Jewish chiefs who rallied round Gedaliah, whom Nebuchadnezzar had made governor in Jerusalem ( 2Kings:25:23; Jeremiah:40:8). He warned Gedaliah of the plans of Ishmael against him, a warning which was unheeded Jeremiah:40:13Jeremiah:40:16). He afterwards pursued the murderer of the governor, and rescued the captives (41:8,13, 15, 16). He and his associates subsequently fled to Tahpanhes in Egypt (43:2-4, 5), taking Jeremiah with them. "The flight of Gedaliah's community to Egypt extinguished the last remaining spark of life in the Jewish state. The work of the ten centuries since Joshua crossed the Jordan had been undone."
JOHANAN @ - (gift or grace of God). Son of Azariah and grandson of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, and father of Azariah, 3. ( 1Chronicles:6:9-10) Authorized Version. Son of Elioenai, the son of Neariah, the son of Shemaiah, in the line of Zerubbabel’s heirs. ( 1Chronicles:3:24) (B.C. after 406.) The son of Kaereah, and one of the captains of the scattered remnants of the army of Judah, who escaped in the final attack upon Jerusalem by the Chaldeans. (B.C. 588.) After the murder of Gedaliah, Johanan was one of the foremost in the pursuit of his assassin, and rescued the captives he had carried off from Mizpah. Jeremiah:41:11-16) Fearing the vengeance of the Chaldeans, the captains, with Johanan at their head, notwithstanding the warnings of Jeremiah, retired into Egypt. The first-born son of Josiah king of Judah. ( 1Chronicles:3:15) (B.C. 638-610.) A valiant Benjamite who joined David at Ziklag. ( 1Chronicles:12:4) (B.C. 1055.) A Gadite warrior who followed David. ( 1Chronicles:12:12) The father of Azariah, an Ephraimite in the time of Ahaz. ( 2Chronicles:28:12) The son of Hakkatan, and chief of the Bene-Azgad who returned with Ezra. Ezra:8:12) The son of Eliashib, one of the chief Levites. Ezra:10:6; Nehemiah:12:23) The son of Tobiah the Ammonite. Nehemiah:6:18)