This article contains a free Women of the Bible Study resource on the subject of Joab. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous woman of the Bible for bible study. There is also reference to where Joab is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Joab
The definition and outline of Joab is as follows: According to the Old Testament he was the nephew of King David and the the son of Zeruia. He had two brothers, Abishai and Asahel. He was made the commander of David's army .
Joab Bible Story
Biography, Facts and Information about Joab
The following info provides a concise biography with facts and information about Joab: One of the three sons of Zeruiah, David's sister, and "captain of the host" during the whole of David's reign (2 Samuel 2:13; 10:7; 11:1; 1 Kings 11:15). His father's name is nowhere mentioned, although his sepulchre at Bethlehem is mentioned (2 Samuel 2:32). His two brothers were Abishai and Asahel, the swift of foot, who was killed by Abner (2 Samuel 2:13-32), whom Joab afterwards treacherously murdered (3:22-27).
He afterwards led the assault at the storming of the fortress on Mount Zion, and for this service was raised to the rank of "prince of the king's army" (2 Samuel 5:6-10; 1 Chronicles 27:34). His chief military achievements were, (1) against the allied forces of Syria and Ammon; (2) against Edom (1 Kings 11:15,16); and (3) against the Ammonites (2 Samuel 10:7-19; 11:1,11). His character is deeply stained by the part he willingly took in the murder of Uriah (11:14-25). He acted apparently from a sense of duty in putting Absalom to death (18:1-14).
David was unmindful of the many services Joab had rendered to him, and afterwards gave the command of the army to Amasa, Joab's cousin (2 Samuel 20:1-13; 19:13). When David was dying Joab espoused the cause of Adonijah in preference to that of Solomon. He was afterwards slain by Benaiah, by the command of Solomon, in accordance with his father's injunction (2 Samuel 3:29; 20:5-13), at the altar to which he had fled for refuge. Thus this hoary conspirator died without one to lift up a voice in his favour. He was buried in his own property in the "wilderness," probably in the north-east of Jerusalem (1 Kings 2:5,28-34). Benaiah succeeded him as commander-in-chief of the army.
We have selected Joab as one of the most important women from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline of this famous woman. Much of the information is taken from the classic reference books including Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
Joab - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
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