|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Whom Jehovah bestows.
(1.) One of the Benjamite archers who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:4).
(2.) A chief of the tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 12:20).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
joz'-a-bad (yozabhadh, "Yahweh has bestowed"):
(1) A Gederathite, and one of David's recruits at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:4 (Hebrew 5)). He is named with the Benjamites, but possibly he was a native of the town Gedara in Southern Judah. See Curtis, Chronicles, 196.
(2), (3) Two Manassite captains who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:20 (Hebrew 21)).
(4) A Levite overseer in Hezekiah's time (2 Chronicles 31:13); may be the ancestor of the chief of the priests in 2 Chronicles 35:9 = "Joram" of 1 Esdras 1:9.
(5) A Levite (Ezra 8:33), mentioned again probably in Ezra 10:23 Nehemiah 8:7; Nehemiah 11:16. The name in 1 Esdras 8:63 (= Ezra 8:33) is "Josabdus" (the King James Version "Josabad").
(6) A priest who had married a foreign wife Ezra 10:22) = "Ocidelus" of 1 Esdras 9:22.
Jozabad (10 Occurrences)
2 Kings 12:21 For Jozacar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, smote him, and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David; and Amaziah his son reigned in his stead. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 12:4 and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty, and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Jozabad the Gederathite, (WEB ASV BBE DBY NAS NIV)
1 Chronicles 12:20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zillethai, captains of thousands who were of Manasseh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Chronicles 31:13 Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, were overseers under the hand of Conaniah and Shimei his brother, by the appointment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house of God. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Chronicles 35:9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethanel, his brothers, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, the chiefs of the Levites, gave to the Levites for the Passover offerings five thousand small livestock, and five hundred head of cattle. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Ezra 8:33 On the fourth day the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed in the house of our God into the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, the Levite; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Ezra 10:22 Of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Ezra 10:23 Of the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (the same is Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Nehemiah 8:7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Nehemiah 11:16 and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)