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John
Jehovah is a gracious giver
Strong's #G2491

Four men are named John in the New Testament.

John the Baptist was the prophecied "voice in the wilderness" who prepared the people for Jesus' ministry. John the apostle was one of the first two disciples called by Jesus. He wrote five New Testament books during his ministry and was the driving force in canonizing the New Testament.

Mark, who was also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12, 25, 15:37), wrote one of the four gospels. He aided the Apostles Paul and Peter in their ministries.

John, the son of Ananus (Annas) the High Priest, himself served as High Priest from 36 to 37 A.D. (Acts 4:6).

References
Matthew 3:1 - 14, 4:12, 21, 9:14, 10:2, 11:2 - 18, 14:3 - 10, 17:1 - 13, etc.

Additional Studies

Joiarib
Jehovah contends
Strong's #H3114

Four Old Testament men are named Joiarib. One of these was the father of Jedaiah who served as a priest in the days of Nehemiah.

References
Ezra 8:16, Nehemiah 11:5, 10, 12:6, 19

Jokdeam
Burning of the people
Strong's #H3347

Jokdeam was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:56

Jokneam (Jokmeam)
The people lament, people will be lamented
Strong's #H3362

Jokneam, also spelled Jokmeam, is a city within the tribe of Zebulun's territory that was ultimately given to the Levites. The king of Jokneam was one of thirty-one rulers defeated by the Israelites under the leadership of Joshua.

References
Joshua 12:22, 19:11, 21:34, 1Kings 4:12

Additional Studies

Jokshan
Snarer, insidious
Strong's #H3370

Jokshan was one of Abraham's sons through Keturah whom he married after Sarah died.

References
Genesis 25:2 - 3, 1Chronicles 1:32

Joktan
Smallness, he will be made little
Strong's #H3355

Joktan was Eber's son. Eber represented the fourteenth generation of mankind on the earth. The Bible states that in the days of Peleg, Joktan's brother, the earth was divided. This is possibly a reference to the land bridges between continents becoming submerged which would prohibit their easy access.

References
Genesis 10:25 - 29, 1Chronicles 1:19 - 23

Additional Studies

Joktheel
The blessedness of God, veneration of God
Strong's #H3371

Joktheel was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land. It is also the name given to the city of Selah in Edom when it was captured by Israel's King Amaziah.

References
Joshua 15:38, 2Kings 14:7

Jonah
Dove
Strong's #H3124

Jonah was a prophet sent to warn Nineveh of their impending judgment for their sins. He is considered one of the twelve Old Testament Minor Prophets.

References
2Kings 14:25, Jonah 1:1 - 17, 2:1, 10, 3:1 - 4, 4:1 - 9

Jonathan
Jehovah has given
Strong's #H3083

At least four Old Testament individuals are named Jonathan. The most well known of these was King Saul's son who was a very close friend of King David.

References
Judges 18:30, 1Samuel 13:2 - 22, 14:1 - 49, 18:1 - 4, 19:1 - 7, 20:1 - 42, 23:16 - 18, 31:2, 2Samuel 1:4 - 26, 4:4, 9:1 - 7, 15:36, etc.

Joppa
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