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

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

Etymologies

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Hebrew יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (yĕhôshúa‘, "Yahweh is salvation").

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