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(9th century BCE) Nephew of King David and general of his armies, brother of warriors Abishai, and Asahel. Helped David secure his kingship, and loyally served him for the duration of his reign, leading the troops into battle time and again; fighting foreign enemies as well as quashing internal revolts. Nevertheless, he was over-zealous at times. Before his passing, David instructed Solomon to kill Joab to avenge the blood of two innocent generals Abner and Amasa whom Joab slew.


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Entry for 'Yoav'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/y/yoav.html. 2012.

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