Johanan ben Kareah

(fl. 6th cent, BCE)
   Israelite military commander, active in Judah at the time of the destruction of the First Temple (Jeremiah 40-43). He supported Gedaliah and warned him of Ishmael ben Nethaniah's treachery; after Gedaliah's murder, he prevented Ishmael from carrying away prisoners. Out of fear of Babylonian reprisals, he went to Egypt along with other exiles including Jeremiah.

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