Bible the commander of David's army: 2 Sam. 10:7
Origin of JoabEcclesiastical Late Latin from Ecclesiastical Greek I?ab from Classical Hebrew (language) y?'?bh, literally , Yahweh is (his) father
In the Bible, the nephew and adviser of David whose military victories greatly strengthened David's monarchy. His violent acts of revenge to protect David led to his execution under Solomon.
- (biblical) The nephew of King David, and son of Zeruiah