Joshua the Governor
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Identified as the governor (שַׂר, sar) of a city of Judah, possibly Jerusalem, during the reign of King Josiah (2 Kgs 23:8). There is no further biblical or extrabiblical record of this Joshua.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Joshua joshʹoo̅-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. See Jeshua3.4. [Gk. Iēsous];
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JOSHUA, 1. Joshua ben Nun, grandson of Elishama chief of Ephraim (1 Ch. 7:27; Nu. 1:10), was called by his family hôšea‘, ‘salvation’, Nu. 13:8 (av, ‘Oshea’); Dt. 32:44 Heb.; this name recurs in the tribe of Ephraim (1 Ch. 27:20; 2 Ki. 17:1; Ho. 1:1). Moses added the divine name, and called him yehôšua‘,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jehosh´ua (whose help is Jehovah; help of Jehovah or saviour). In this form is given the name of Joshua in Num. 13:16. Once more only the name appears—as
Josh´ua (saviour, or whose help is Jehovah). His name appears in the various forms of Hoshea, Oshea, Jehoshua, Jeshua, and Jesus.1. The son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim. 1 Chron. 7:27. (b.c. 1530–1420.) He was nearly forty years old when he shared in the hurried triumph of the exodus. He is mentioned