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Joab ( HebrewYo'av Yôʼāḇ) the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army, according to the Bible.

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King David, what did he say in his chamber over the gate, after Joab had dispatched his son still hung in the branches of the terebinth tree?

Otto stood, swaying gently as though suspended, like Absalom perhaps, hanging by his chin in the terebinth tree as the darts of Joab found his heart, and so smitten he came down to earth: the revolving door turned, and from it issued an apparition on a fragmentary blast too weak to do more than flutter the end of the green muffler.

She left Hester with the promise that she would speak to Con about Aden Sears, and left Little Joab with a gentle warning about his responsibilities at the store.

Big Joab but on Arlen Sears with all the force of a double-barreled shotgun.

Joab, her husband, each had started intimate relationships with single brothers and sisters.

Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem, [25]: Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, [26]: Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, [27]: Abiezer the Anethothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite, [28]: Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, [29]: Heleb the son of Baanah, a Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai out of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin, [30]: Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash, [31]: Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite, [32]: Eliahba the Shaalbonite, of the sons of Jashen, Jonathan, [33]: Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the son of Sharar the Hararite, [34]: Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, [35]: Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, [36]: Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite, [37]: Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armourbearer to Joab the son of Zeruiah, [38]: Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite, [39]: Uriah the Hittite: thirty and seven in all.

Joab Yarkoni, who was in charge of fitting the ship, had drawn up a list of things which included a late-model radio receiver and transmitter, canned foods, medical supplies, flashlights, small arms, water cans, blankets, air-conditioning units, a loud-speaker system, and a hundred other items.

To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.