MediumRare wrote:dodecahedron wrote:it's pronounced as 2 syllables: Yo-av.
So the name has nothing to do with the Roman "God-Father", then. Is the emphasis on the first syllable?
what did you mean by it?
does the word 'yoav' have any meaning in Latin?
i find it rather unlikely that there would be any connection though...my memory is rather rusty, but i believe Yoav Ben Tzruya (or an other historical figures named Yoav) lived a good few hundred years before the Roman republic/empire.
ancient Hebrew is somewhat related to Pheonecian, Pheonecian is somewhat related to ancient Greek, Greek is somewhat related to Latin. but i find this rather far fetched to think that there's any direct relation. besides the Hebraic name Yoav could be much more ancient than that. Yoav Ben Tzruya is the most famous (or infamous, as you please) historical figure bearing that name. i don't have a Concordance handy to check out other references to the name Yoav in the Bible.
MediumRare wrote:Thanks for the additional info- I like to get behind the meaning of things
PS error correction: after googling a bit and reading a bit in websites about the Bible, i find that Tzruya was not a sister of David. don't know how she was.
just that her 3 sons were warriors of David, Yoav the most notable.