Joshua the General, Son of Nun (יְהוֹשׁוּע בִּן־נֽוּן, yehoshu' bin-nun). Leader of Israel who was the appointed successor of Moses. Joshua oversaw the conquest of Canaan and the distribution of the promised land to the tribes of Israel. He was a member of the tribe of Ephraim.
ELIEZER (PERSON) [Heb ʾelı̂ʿezer (אֶלִיעֶזֶר)]. Var. ELEAZAR. Name of eleven biblical individuals. The name is composed of the elements ʾēlı̂, “my god,” and ʿēzer, “aid” or “strength,” which accordingly means “My god is aid/strength.” The latter element appears in many other biblical and Near Eastern
HOSHEA (PERSON) [Heb hôšēaʿ (הֹושֵׁעַ)]. 1. The earlier name of Joshua, the son of Nun (Num 13:8; cf. Deut. 32:44), which Moses, for some unspecified reason, changed to Joshua (v 16). This Ephraimite was among the twelve scouts whom Moses, at Yahweh’s command, dispatched N from the wilderness of Paran
JESHUA (PERSON) [Heb yēšûaʿ (יֵשׁוּעַ)]. Var. JOSHUA. A common personal name associated with several figures, especially in the postexilic period.1. A priest allotted the ninth priestly course at the time of David (1 Chr 24:11); possibly the ancestor of the house of Jeshua in Ezra 2:36 (= Neh 7:39
JESUS (PERSON) [Gk Iēsous (Ἰησους)]. Several persons mentioned in the Bible bear this name, which is a Greek form of Joshua (Heb yĕhôšûaʿ; cf. the Gk of Luke 3:29; Acts 7:45; Heb 4:8). One of these is the son of Sirach, who wrote the deuterocanonical book of Ecclesiasticus; see WISDOM OF BEN-SIRA.
JOSHUA (PERSON) [Heb yĕhôšūaʿ (יְהֹושֻׁעַ)]. Var. JESHUA. Five persons in the Bible bear this name. Outside the biblical corpus, Joshua ben Hananiah was an important early rabbinic sage (#6 below).1. The man who served as Moses’ “servant”/“minister” (Heb mĕšārēt:Exod 24:13; Josh 1:1) during
Joshua (Person). 1. Son of Nun, Moses’ assistant and successor, and the military leader whom God chose to lead the Israelites in the conquest of Canaan (1 Chr 7:27, kjv Jehoshua, Jehoshuah; also spelled Jeshua in Neh 8:17).Early in the exodus Joshua was sent by Moses to fight against the Amalekites
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hosheahō-shēʹe [Heb. hôšē (a)ʿ—‘little Joshua’ or ‘may Yahweh save’]; AV OSHEA (Nu. 13:8, 16).1. The early name of Joshua son of Nun, before Moses changed it (Nu. 13:8, 16). According to Dt. 32:44, the original form persisted for some time.2. The son of Azaziah. An officer in David’s army, he
Joshuajoshʹoo̅-ə [Heb. yehôšu (a)ʿ—‘Yahweh saves’].1. A man of Beth-shemesh. After the Philistines sent the ark away (1 S. 6:14) it stopped in Joshua’s field by a stone.2. A governor of Jerusalem during Josiah’s reign (2 K. 23:8).3. A high priest in postexilic Jerusalem. SeeJeshua3.4. [Gk. Iēsous];
JESUS1. Name meaning “savior” or “Jehovah [Yahweh] is salvation” given to the Messiah. SeeJesus Christ.2. kjv translation of Joshua, son of Nun, in Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8. SeeJoshua (Person) #1.3. Jewish Christian, surnamed Justus, who sent his greetings to the believers at Colosse in the salutation
JOSHUA (Person)1. Son of Nun, Moses’ assistant and successor, and the military leader whom God chose to lead the Israelites in the conquest of Canaan (Nm 13:16, kjv “Jehoshua”; also spelled “Jehoshuah” in 1 Chr 7:27 and “Jeshua” in Neh 8:17).Early in the exodus, Joshua was sent by Moses to fight against
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hoshea (hoh-shee´uh; Heb., “salvation”).1 The original name of Joshua (Num. 13:8; cf. Deut. 32:44). Moses changed his name from Hoshea to Joshua (Num. 13:16).2 The last king of Israel (ca. 732–724 bce), the son of Elah (2 Kings 15:30), and a contemporary of Ahaz and Hezekiah. Hoshea usurped the throne
Jeshua (jesh´yoo-uh; Heb., “the Lord is salvation”), the Aramaic form of Joshua.1 A Levite, the head of the ninth division of priests (1 Chron. 24:11).2 A priest who shared the responsibility for distributing the Levites’ portion of the offerings to the levitical cities during the reign of Hezekiah
Joshua (josh´yoo-uh; Heb., “the Lord saves”).1 The dominant figure in the book of Joshua, the successor of Moses and the supervisor of Israel’s conquest of Canaan and of the allotment of the land to the tribes. According to Num. 13:8, 16, Joshua was an Ephraimite, originally called Hoshea and renamed
JOSE. A man in Christ’s ancestry not mentioned in the OT (Lk 3:29). KJV incorrectly takes the Iōsēs of TR as a genitive of the nominative Iōsē. The correct form (genitive of Iēsous) found in earlier Gr. MSS reads Jesus as in ASV, i.e., Joshua as in RSV and NASB.
JOSHUA. The leader of the Israelites in their conquest of the Promised Land. His full name Jehoshua (Num 13:16) means “Yahweh is salvation,” and is the same as the Hellenized form of the name Jesus (Acts 7:45; Heb 4:8). His name is spelled “Jeshua” in (Neh 8:17). His original name was Oshea (RSV, Hoshea,
Hoshea (Heb. hôšēaʿ)1. The original name of Joshua (Num. 13:8, 16; Deut. 32:44).2. The last king of northern Israel (732–724 b.c.e.). Hoshea, allied with Assyria, assassinated Pekah (736–732), who along with the kings of other petty nations had rebelled against Assyrian suzerainty (2 Kgs. 15:30).
Jeshua (Heb. yēšûaʿ) (PERSON) (also JOSHUA)Aramaic form of the name Joshua (cf. Neh. 8:17), “Yahweh is my savior,” a common name of the Second Temple period.1. The head of the ninth division of levitical priests in the Solomonic temple (1 Chr. 24:11).2. A priest from the time of Hezekiah who aided
Jesus (Gk. Iēsoús)Greek form of the name Joshua (Heb. yĕhôšûaʿ, “Yahweh will save”); cf. Luke 3:29; Acts 7:45; Heb. 4:8.1. The father of Sirach and grandfather of the author of the book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus; Sir. Prologue).2. Joshua ben Sira (“Jesus son of Sirach”), author of Sirach/Ecclesiasticus.
Joshua (Heb. yĕhôšuaʿ) (also JESHUA)1. The son of Nun; “young apprentice” and successor to Moses. In the book of Joshua, he functions as military commander in the “conquest” of Canaan and as administrator of the allotment of that land to the tribes. According to Num. 13:16 Moses renamed Hoshea (Heb.
JESUS ἸησοῦςI.Iēsous is the Greek form of the Hebrew personal name yĕhōšūʿa stamped after its postexilic variant yēšūʿa. The votive name means “Yahweh is help (salvation)” as rightly interpreted by Philo, Mut. 121. It is derived from the root yšʿ, frequent in other Hebrew and Semitic personal
JOSHUA (Hebrew, “the Lord is salvation”)1. The son of Nun (Num 13:16), the servant (Exod 33:11) and minister to Moses during the period of the wilderness, and the warrior (Exod 17:9) chosen by Moses (Deut 31:3) as his successor and approved and commanded by the Lord (Deut 31:23) to lead the people into