What is Joshua?

  • (noun): A book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses.
    Synonyms: Josue, Book of Joshua
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Joshua

Joshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ Yĕhôshúa‘; Greek: Ἰησοῦς, Arabic: يوشع بن نون‎ Yūshaʿ ibn Nūn), is a figure in the Torah, being one of the spies for Israel (Num 13–14) 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 (Joshua) (Numbers 13:16) 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.

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... Story Then and Now", August 4, 2008 (with Joshua Denbeaux, Adam Deutsch, James Hlavenka, Gabrielle Hughes, Brianna Kostecka, Michael Patterson, Paul Taylor, and Anthony ... Guantánamo Detainees", June 16, 2008 (with Joshua Denbeaux, Daniel Lorenzo, Mark Muoio, Grace Brown, Jennifer Ellick, Jillian Camarote, Douglas Eadie, and Paul Taylor) ... of Detainees in Guantánamo", February 7, 2008 (with Joshua Denbeaux, Jennifer Ellick, Michael Ricciardelli, Matthew Darby) ...
List Of Coronation Street Characters (2002) - Joshua Peacock
... Joshua Peacock Coronation Street character Portrayed by Brandon Jackson Stephen Collins Benjamin Beresford Introduced by Kieran Roberts Duration 2002–11 First appearance 8 April 2002 Last appearance 14 January ... after his mother is murdered by Street serial killer Richard Hillman when Joshua is nine months old ... Matt has regular contact with his son, and Joshua has a younger brother by Ashley and Claire, Freddie, who was born when Joshua was four ...
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... The Government's Story Then and Now", August 4, 2008 (with Joshua Denbeaux, Adam Deutsch, James Hlavenka, Gabrielle Hughes, Brianna Kostecka, Michael ... Legend The Truth about Recidivism of Released Guantánamo Detainees", June 16, 2008 (with Joshua Denbeaux, Daniel Lorenzo, Mark Muoio, Grace Brown, Jennifer Ellick, Jillian Camarote ... and Videotaping of Detainees in Guantánamo", February 7, 2008 (with Joshua Denbeaux, Jennifer Ellick, Michael Ricciardelli, Matthew Darby) ...
Larry Joshua
... Larry Joshua (born February 12, 1952) is an American actor who has appeared in over 50 productions since 1981 ... Joshua has also had a significant television career ... Joshua also made appearances on Search for Tomorrow, Miami Vice, Party of Five, Chicago Hope, Law Order and ER ...

More definitions of "Joshua":

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

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    Joshua fit de battle ob Jerico, Jerico, Jerico,
    Joshua fit de battle ob Jerico,
    An’ de walls come tumblin’ down.
    —Unknown. Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho (l. 1–3)

    Behold the walls of Jericho. Maybe not as thick as the ones that Joshua blew down with his trumpet, but a lot safer. See, I have no trumpet. Now just to show you my heart’s in the right place, I’ll give you my best pair of pajamas. Do you mind joining the Israelites?
    Robert Riskin (1897–1955)