What does Joshua mean?

Definitions for Joshua
ˈdʒɒʃ u əJoshua

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Joshua(noun)

    (Old Testament) Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised Land; best remembered for his destruction of Jericho

  2. Joshua, Josue, Book of Joshua(noun)

    a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses

Wiktionary

  1. Joshua(ProperNoun)

    The son of Nun, Judge of Israel following Moses; author of the Book of Joshua.

    Etymology: Hebrew יְהוֹשֻׁעַ.

  2. Joshua(ProperNoun)

    The sixth book of the Old Testament of Bible, and a book of the Tanakh.

    Synonym: Josh.

    Etymology: From Biblical Hebrew יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ ( Yĕhōšúa ) , perhaps from הוֹשֵׁעַ‎ ( Hōšḗa ) with addition of יהוה‎ ( YHWH , " Yahweh") , thus meaning "Yahweh is salvation". See הוֹשִׁיעַ‎ ( hōšī́a , " to save") . By cognate a direct equivalent to Jesus via Latin Iēsus and Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς ( Iēsoûs ) from Aramaic יֵשׁוּע‎‎ ( Yēšū́ʿ ) , akin to Hebrew יֵשׁוּעַ‎ ( Yēšū́a ) , a variant of Yĕhōšúa. The Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament consistently render both Hebrew names Yĕhōšúa (whence Joshua) and Yēšū́a (whence Jeshua) into Koine Greek as Iēsoûs (whence Jesus).

  3. Joshua(ProperNoun)

    The son of Nun, Judge of Israel following Moses; author of the Book of Joshua; Quranic figure.

    Etymology: From Biblical Hebrew יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ ( Yĕhōšúa ) , perhaps from הוֹשֵׁעַ‎ ( Hōšḗa ) with addition of יהוה‎ ( YHWH , " Yahweh") , thus meaning "Yahweh is salvation". See הוֹשִׁיעַ‎ ( hōšī́a , " to save") . By cognate a direct equivalent to Jesus via Latin Iēsus and Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς ( Iēsoûs ) from Aramaic יֵשׁוּע‎‎ ( Yēšū́ʿ ) , akin to Hebrew יֵשׁוּעַ‎ ( Yēšū́a ) , a variant of Yĕhōšúa. The Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament consistently render both Hebrew names Yĕhōšúa (whence Joshua) and Yēšū́a (whence Jeshua) into Koine Greek as Iēsoûs (whence Jesus).

  4. Joshua(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    "His father had a notion," observes Malone, on the authority of Dr. Percy, Bishop of Dromore, "that it might at some future period of his life be an advantage to a child to bear an uncommon Christian name, - - - Hence our author derived the scriptural name of Joshua, which, though not very uncommon, occurs less frequently than many others." But another biographer has suggested, with more appearance of reason, that it was probably given to him because an uncle, who was one of his godfathers, bore the same name,

    Etymology: From Biblical Hebrew יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ ( Yĕhōšúa ) , perhaps from הוֹשֵׁעַ‎ ( Hōšḗa ) with addition of יהוה‎ ( YHWH , " Yahweh") , thus meaning "Yahweh is salvation". See הוֹשִׁיעַ‎ ( hōšī́a , " to save") . By cognate a direct equivalent to Jesus via Latin Iēsus and Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς ( Iēsoûs ) from Aramaic יֵשׁוּע‎‎ ( Yēšū́ʿ ) , akin to Hebrew יֵשׁוּעַ‎ ( Yēšū́a ) , a variant of Yĕhōšúa. The Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament consistently render both Hebrew names Yĕhōšúa (whence Joshua) and Yēšū́a (whence Jeshua) into Koine Greek as Iēsoûs (whence Jesus).

Freebase

  1. Joshua

    Joshua, is a figure in the Torah, being one of the spies for Israel and in few passages as Moses' assistant. He is the central character in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua. According to the books Exodus, Numbers and Joshua, he became the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses; his name was Hoshe'a the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, but Moses called him Yehoshu'a the name by which he is commonly known; and he was born in Egypt prior to the Exodus, and was probably the same age as Caleb, with whom he is occasionally associated. He was one of the twelve spies of Israel sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan. After the death of Moses, he led the Israelite tribes in the conquest of Canaan, and allocated the land to the tribes. According to Biblical chronology, Joshua lived between 1500–1390 BCE, or sometime in the late Bronze Age. According to Joshua 24:29, Joshua died at the age of 110. Joshua also holds a position of respect to Muslims. According to Islamic tradition, he was, along with Caleb, one of the two believing spies whom Moses had sent to spy the land of Canaan. All Muslims also see Joshua as the leader of the Israelites, following the death of Moses. Some Muslims also believe Joshua to be the "attendant" of Moses mentioned in the Qur’ān, before Moses meets Khidr and some believe that he is a prophet.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Joshua

    a Jewish military leader, born of the tribe of Ephraim, the minister and successor of Moses, under whose leadership the Jews obtained a footing in the Land of Canaan.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Joshua in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Joshua in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Joshua in a Sentence

  1. David Smith:

    There are about a dozen instances of extensive vehicle traffic off roads and in some cases into wilderness. We had destruction of government property with the cutting of chains and locks for people to access campgrounds, we've never seen this level of out-of-bounds camping. Every day-use area was occupied every evening. Joshua trees were actually cut down in order to make new roads.

  2. Joshua Higgins:

    Joshua Higgins warm personality and that big smile made a lasting impact on everyone at USMAPS.

  3. Mom Amy:

    My favorite state has to be Oregon. Its so beautiful, the coast is amazing. We just spent Christmas in Joshua Tree and luckily Santa Claus found Payson there. at first it was hard, Im a clean person and was used to showering at least once a day. It used to stress me out when Payson got dirty but she doesnt need to have a bath every single day, Amy revealed. Shes perfectly healthy and if she is dirty I just wash her down with a warm soapy cloth at night if we arent hooked up to water. Its hard sometimes not to have service everywhere we go. I need to be connected to WIFI for the part time work I do, and if theres no service it can be really tough, she continued. Derek added :.

  4. Ng Yap-hwa:

    We are still demanding that the government make clear why they stopped Joshua Wong from coming here, we're angry at the government's actions because there's no reason that the Malaysian government should stop us from organizing any international talk on the democracy movement.

  5. Joshua Schlieder:

    MARS MAY HAVE HOSTED LIFE EARLIER THAN EARTH DID, STUDY SAYS Joshua Schlieder, a co-author of the study and an astrophysicist at NASA Goddard, said that not all planets that orbit stars are identical, highlighting the differences between Earth and Venus. We still have many questions about why Earth became habitable and Venus did not.

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