Joshua
noun Etymology: Hebrew Yĕhōshūa‘ Date: before 12th century 1. the divinely commissioned successor of Moses and military leader of the Israelites during the conquest of Canaan according to the account in the book of Joshua 2. a mainly narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • JOSHUA — (Heb. יְהוֹשֻׁעַ; YHWH is salvation ), son of Nun of the tribe of Ephraim and leader of the Israelites in the conquest and apportionment of the land of Canaan; his name was originally Hosea (Num. 13:8, 16; Deut. 32:44). Joshua, who appears in the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Joshua — ist ein männlicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Namensträger 3 Einzelnachweise 4 Siehe auch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Joshua — 1 Joshua 2 Joshua 3 Joshua 4 Joshua 5 Joshua 6 Joshua 7 Joshua 8 Joshua 9 Joshua 10 Joshua 11 Joshua 12 Joshua 13 …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Joshua — • The name of eight persons in the Old Testament, and of one of the Sacred Books Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Joshua     Josue (Joshua)      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • JOSHUA — JOSHUA, early liturgical poet of unknown period. Joshua, who apparently lived in Palestine, is mentioned by saadiah in his introduction to the Iggaron, in conjunction with Eleazar (i.e., kallir ) and phinehas , as one of the first composers of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JOSHUA — (mid second century C.E.), tanna, son of akiva . It is told that he stipulated in his marriage contract that his wife had to support him so that he could devote himself to study. Later, during a famine, she contested the validity of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Joshua — Joshua, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 4528 Housing Units (2000): 1723 Land area (2000): 6.512122 sq. miles (16.866317 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010301 sq. miles (0.026679 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.522423 sq. miles (16.892996 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Joshua — masc. proper name, biblical successor of Moses, from Hebrew Yehoshua, lit. the Lord is salvation. Joshua tree (1867) is perhaps so called because its shape compared to pictures of Joshua brandishing a spear (Josh. viii:18). In the top 10 list of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Joshua — supposedly lived sometime in the late Bronze Age, around 1200 BCE (Before Common Era). However, he is associated with problems concerning the evidence for the Exodus from Egypt. Various reconstructions of the Biblical data about the Exodus have… …   Wikipedia

  • Joshua — m Biblical name (meaning ‘God is salvation’ in Hebrew) borne by the Israelite leader who took command of the children of Israel after the death of Moses and led them, after many battles, to take possession of the promised land. Other forms of his …   First names dictionary

  • Joshua — Joshua,   Cyrix III …   Universal-Lexikon

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