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Name: Joachim  
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Date of Birth: 12th March 1976
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Profession: Actor
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Joachim was a king of Judah in the Old Testament. The name means "Established by Yahweh". See Jehoiakim.

Giotto depicts Saint Joachim sacrificing

In Catholic and Orthodox tradition, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anna and the father of the Virgin Mary, and therefore is ascribed the title of "forebear of God". The canonical Gospel accounts in the New Testament do not name either of Mary's parents, but the story of Joachim and Anna appears in the apocryphal Gospel of James. Joachim is described as a rich and pious man who regularly gives to the poor and to the temple. However, as his wife is barren, the High Priest rejects Joachim and his sacrifice, his wife's childlessness being interpreted as a sign of divine displeasure. Joachim consequently withdraws to the desert where he fasts and does penance for forty days. Angels appear to both Joachim and Anna to promise them a child. Joachim returns to Jerusalem and embraces Anne at the city gate.

The cycle of legends concerning Joachim and Anna were included in the Golden Legend and remained popular in Christian art until the Council of Trent restricted the depiction of apocryphal events.

Saint Joachim's feast day was formerly celebrated on August 16, but is now generally observed jointly with Saint Anne on July 26.

Traditional depictions (vestibular statuary, etc) of Joachim show him bearing a shovel.

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