from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, a Hebrew leader who succeeded Moses as leader of Israel.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The sixth book of the Old Testament of Bible, and a book of the Tanakh.
  • proper n. The son of Nun, Judge of Israel following Moses; author of the Book of Joshua.
  • proper n. A male given name.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Old Testament) Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised Land; best remembered for his destruction of Jericho
  • n. a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses


Late Latin Ioshua, from Hebrew yəhôšûa', Yahweh (is) salvation; see hwy in Semitic roots.
After Joshua.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (yĕhôshúa‘, "Yahweh is salvation"). (Wiktionary)



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