JOHANAN (Heb. יוֹחָנָן; "YHWH has been gracious"), the son of Kareah, the principal military officer in the entourage of *Gedaliah the son of Ahikam at Mizpah. After Gedaliah's assassination he led Jeremiah and other Jews down to Egypt (Jer. 40:8, 13–16; 41:11–16; 42:1, 8:43: 2–5).

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