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In the Bible, the nephew and adviser of David whose military victories greatly strengthened David's monarchy. His violent acts of revenge to protect David led to his execution under Solomon.
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(Bible) Old Testament the successful commander of King David's forces and the slayer of Abner and Absalom (II Samuel 2:18–23; 3:24–27; 18:14–15)
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(ˈdʒoʊ æb)

a commander of David's army and the slayer of Absalom. II Sam. 3:27; 18:14.
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In an interview at the Israeli settlement right-wing newspaper "Beshiva", the Israeli Housing Minister, Yo'av Galant, boasted of the increasing number of settlers and the doubling of the settlement units that have been marketed over the past 3 years, disclosing the silent increase in budgets for planning and development in the settlements units in the area south-west of Nablus, and other settlement blocs in the Salfit and Qalqilia Governorates.
Project Director Yo'av Turgeman of state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) told the conference an Arrow-III upgrade will launch a booster-rigged satellite beyond Earth's atmosphere to collide with the missile.
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