(joh an' nuh) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh's gift.” 1. In
Luke 8:3, one of the women whom Jesus had healed and who ministered to Him out of their own private means. She was the wife of Herod's steward Chuza. Luke's Gospel, which gives particular prominence to women, also mentions her in
Luke 24:10. She was one of the women who came to Jesus' tomb on the Sunday following the crucifixion and reported to the eleven the message that He had risen. 2. In
Luke 3:27, the son of Rhesa mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus. See Joanan.
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