(Joiʹa·rib) [Jehovah pleads or contends].
A paternal house of priests. (1 Chron. 24:6, 7; see JEHOIARIB.) Representatives of this house (or another priest with the same name) returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem, where they remained down through the time of Ezra, Nehemiah and High Priest Jeshua’s successor Joiakim.—Neh. 12:1, 6; 11:4, 10; 12:12, 19, 26; see JEDAIAH No. 4.