Joän'na, the name of a man (prop. Joannas) and also of a woman in the New Testament.
1. (Ι᾿ωαννᾶς, probably. i.q. Ι᾿ωάννης, JOHN.) The (great) grandson of Zerubbabel, in the lineage of Christ (Lu 3:27); probably the same called ARNAN in the Old Testament (1Ch 3:21. See Strong's Harm. and Expos. of the Gospels, p. 16, 17). B.C. considerably post 536. SEE GENEALOGY OF CHRIST.
2. (Ι᾿ωάννα, prob. femin. of Ιωάννης, John.) The wife of Chuza, the steward of Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee (Lu 8:3). She was one of those women who followed Christ, and ministered to the wants of him and his disciples out of their abundance. They had all been cured of grievous diseases by the Savior, or had received material benefits from him; and the customs of the country allowed them to testify in this way their gratitude and devotedness without reproach. It is usually supposed that Joanna was at this time a widow. She was one of the females to whom Christ appeared after his resurrection (Lu 24:10). A.D. 27-29.