Joshua in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE

josh'-u-a ((a) yehoshua`, (b) yehoshua`, "Yahweh is deliverance" or "opulence"; compare JESHUA; Iesous): (1) Joshua the son of Nun; the name has the Hebrew form (a) above in Dt 3:21; Jdg 2:7; elsewhere the form (b), except in Neh 8:17, where it is of the form yeshua` (See JESHUA); compare also Nu 13:8,16; Dt 32:44. See following article. (2) In 1 Sam 6:14,18 (form (b)), the Bethshemite in whose field stood the kine that brought the ark from the Philistines. (3) In 2 Ki 23:8 (form (b)), governor of Jerusalem in the time of Josiah. (4) The high priest at Jerusalem after the return. See separate article. S. F. Hunter

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