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Johanan (jōhāˈnăn) [key] [short form of Jehohanan], in the Bible. 1 Captain who led in the rescue of the captives of Ishmael. 2 Descendant of David. 3, 4 Two of David's men. 5 Chief priest. He also appears as Jonathan in the Book of Nehemiah. 6 Son of King Josiah. 7 Father of Azariah6. 8 Father of Azariah19. 9 Head of a family in the return from the Exile. 10 Son of Tobiah1.

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