Joi'arib (Heb. Yoyarib', יוֹיָרַיב, a contraction of JEHOIARIB, occurring exclusively in Ezra and Nehemiah), the name of three or four persons.
1. (Sept. Ι᾿ωαρίβ v.r. Ι᾿ωρίβ.) A priest named (Ne 11:10) in connection with Jachin, and as father of Jedaiah (q.v.), but by some error; compare 1Ch 9:10, where he is called JEHOIARIB SEE JEHOIARIB (q.v.), well known as founder of one of the sacerdotal "courses." SEE PRIEST.
2. (Sept. Ι᾿ωιαρίβ.) A descendant of Judah, son of Zechariah and father of Adaiah (Ne 11:5), apparently through Shelah. See SHILONI. B.C. considerably ante 536.
3. (Sept. Ι᾿ωιαρείβ, Ι᾿ωαρίβ.) One of the priests who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ne 12:6). He was the father of Mattenai, a contemporary with the high priest Joiakim (Ne 12:19). B.C. 536.
4. (Sept. Ι᾿ωαρείμ v.r. Ι᾿ωαρίμ.) A person mentioned in connection with Elnathan as a "man of understanding" (the others being called "chief men"), apparently among the priests, sent for by Ezra at the river of Ahava to devise means for obtaining a company of Levites to return with him to Jerusalem (Ezr 8:16). B.C. 459.