Origin of the name JOSHUA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name JOSHUA.
JOSHUA.Biblical. [Hebrew Yehoshua
= "Jehovah (is) salvation"; "Jehovah Saviour," or
"whose salvation is Jehovah." [Jesus.].
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Ephraimite, the son of Nun (Numb. xiii. 8; Josh. xix. 49, 51; xxiv.
29). His military tendencies were so soon recognised that, when
first he is the leader of the Israelitish army in its first conflict
with the Amalekites, and, aided by the prayers of Moses, achieves the
victory (Exod. xvii. 8-16). A personal attendant on Moses, he is
with him up Mount Sinai when the golden calf is made, and on their
approaching the camp, mistakes the noise of idolatrous revelry for the
shouting of hostile combatants, as if his mind perpetually ran on
battles (xxiv. 13; xxxii. 17, 18). He was then a young man, and on
account of his relations to Moses as his servant was allowed to enter
the tabernacle (xxxiii. 11). He was one of the twelve spies sent
to report on the land of Canaan and its assailability, and one of two
who encouraged the people to go and possess the land (Numb. xiii. 8;
xiv. 6-9). For this he narrowly escaped being stoned to death
(10). When the ten cowardly spies were doomed to die in the
wilderness for their distrust of Jehovah's power to aid them, Joshua and
his faithful colleague, Caleb, were exempted from the penalty, and lived
on (xiv. 30, 38); besides which Joshua was indicated as Moses' successor
and as the leader in the conquest of Canaan (Deut. i. 38; iii. 28)...
(2) A native of Bethshemesh, the owner of a field to
which the kine drawing the cart which carried the ark from the
Philistine country made their way (1 Sam. vi. 14).
(3) The governor of Jerusalem during the reign of
Josiah (2 Kings xxiii. 8).
(4) The high priest while Zerubbabel was governor of
Judaea (Haggai i. 1, 12, 14; ii. 2-4; Zech. iii. 1-9). Called in
Ezra and Nehemiah Jeshua
¶ The Book of Joshua.—An Old Testament
canonical book placed in the Hebrew as in the English Bible between
Deuteronomy and Judges... (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual,