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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


  1. Joshua(ProperNoun)

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

  2. Joshua(ProperNoun)

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

  3. Joshua(ProperNoun)


  4. Origin: Hebrew יְהוֹשֻׁעַ.


  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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  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. Matt Denton:

    Matt Denton and Joshua Lee're working on the film.

  2. Josh Lewis:

    Joshua Jones considers Joshua Jones really blessed and fortunate.

  3. Lee Merritt:

    And Joshua Brown was concerned that that person might try to come back and finish the job.

  4. Joshua Higgins:

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

  5. Curtis Penix:

    This is where Grandpa Joshua came in 1779, so he would have been right here somewhere in this little area.

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