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ˈdʒɒʃ u əJoshua

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Joshuanoun

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

  2. Joshua, Josue, Book of Joshuanoun

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


  1. Joshuanoun

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

  2. Joshuanoun

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

    Synonym: Josh.

  3. Joshuanoun

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

  4. Joshuanoun

    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,

  5. Etymology: 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. Sigmund Freud:

    We are certainly getting ahead if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.

  2. Mark Karpeles:

    This is probably going to be disappointing for you, but I am not and have never been Dread Pirate Roberts, the investigation reached that conclusion already - this is why I am not the one sitting during the Silk Road trial, and I can only feel defense attorney Joshua Dratel trying everything he can to point the attention away from his client.

  3. Caitlin Smith:

    It does keep growth of renewables strong ; it allows Joshua Rhodes to firm up that renewable capacity.

  4. Andy Ruiz Jr.:

    I don't really have nothing bad to say about Anthony Joshua. He's a champion and I'm a fan of him. I respect him, but inside the ring, there's not gonna be no respect, there's not gonna be no fans, no friends.

  5. Lawrence Greenspon:

    He went through all the evidence of both Joshua and Caitlan, and reached a decision with which Joshua and his family, and we are very pleased, for them, this is really the first step to obtaining their main priority, which is access and eventually hopefully custody of the four children.

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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    • A. vigorish
    • B. conveyance
    • C. contempt
    • D. elan

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