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Joshua in Easton's Bible Dictionary Jehovah is his help, or Jehovah the Saviour. The son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, the successor of Moses as the leader of Israel. He is called Jehoshua in Num. 13:16 (A.V.), and Jesus in Acts 7:45 and Heb. 4:8 (R.V., Joshua). He was born in Egypt, and was probably of the age of Caleb, with whom he is generally associated. He shared in all the events of the Exodus, and held the place of commander of the host of the Israelites at their great battle against the Amalekites in Rephidim (Ex. 17:8-16). He became Moses' minister or servant, and accompanied him part of the way when he ascended Mount Sinai to receive the two tables (Ex. 32:17). He was also one of the twelve who were sent on by Moses to explore the land of Canaan (Num. 13:16, 17), and only he and Caleb gave an encouraging report. Under the direction of God, Moses, before his death, invested Joshua in a public and solemn manner with authority over the people as his successor (Deut. 31:23). The people were encamped at Shittim when he assumed the command (Josh. 1:1); and crossing the Jordan, they encamped at Gilgal, where, having circumcised the people, he kept the Passover, and was visited by the Captain of the Lord's host, who spoke to him encouraging words (1:1-9). Now began the wars of conquest which Joshua carried on for many years, the record of which is in the book which bears his name. Six nations and thirty-one kings were conquered by him (Josh. 11:18-23; 12:24). Having thus subdued the Canaanites, Joshua divided the land among the tribes, Timnath- serah in Mount Ephraim being assigned to himself as his own inheritance. (See SHILOH -T0003375; PRIEST -T0003001.) His work being done, he died, at the age of one hundred and ten years, twenty-five years after having crossed the Jordan. He was buried in his own city of Timnath-serah (Josh. 24); and "the light of Israel for the time faded away." Joshua has been regarded as a type of Christ (Heb. 4:8) in the following particulars: (1) In the name common to both; (2) Joshua brings the people into the possession of the Promised Land, as Jesus brings his people to the heavenly Canaan; and (3) as Joshua succeeded Moses, so the Gospel succeeds the Law. The character of Joshua is thus well sketched by Edersheim:, "Born a slave in Egypt, he must have been about forty years old at the time of the Exodus. Attached to the person of Moses, he led Israel in the first decisive battle against Amalek (Ex. 17:9, 13), while Moses in the prayer of faith held up to heaven the God-given 'rod.' It was no doubt on that occasion that his name was changed from Oshea, 'help,' to Jehoshua, 'Jehovah is help' (Num. 13:16). And this name is the key to his life and work. Alike in bringing the people into Canaan, in his wars, and in the distribution of the land among the tribes, from the miraculous crossing of Jordan and taking of Jericho to his last address, he was the embodiment of his new name, 'Jehovah is help.' To this outward calling his character also corresponded. It is marked by singleness of purpose, directness, and decision...He sets an object before him, and unswervingly follows it" (Bible Hist., iii. 103)

Joshua in Hitchcock's Bible Names a savior; a deliverer

Joshua in Naves Topical Bible -1. Also called JEHOSHUA, and JEHOSHUAH, and OSHEA Son of Nun Nu 13:8; 1Ch 7:27 Intimately associated with Moses Ex 24:13; 32:17; 33:11 A religious zealot Nu 11:28 Sent with others to view the promised land Nu 13:8 Makes a favorable report Nu 14:6-10 Rewarded for his courage and fidelity Nu 14:30,38; 32:12 Commissioned, ordained, and charged with the responsibilites of Moses' office Nu 27:18-23; De 1:38; 3:28; 31:3,7,23; 34:9 Divinely inspired Nu 27:18; De 34:9; Jos 1:5,9; 3:7; 8:8 His life miraculously preserved when he made a favorable report about the land Nu 14:10 Promises to Jos 1:5-9 Leads the people into the land of Canaan Jos 1; 2; 3; 4; Ac 7:45; Heb 4:8 Renews circumcision of the children of Israel; re-establishes the Passover; has a vision of the angel of God Jos 5 Besieges and captures Jericho Jos 6 Captures Ai Jos 7; 8 Makes a treaty with the Gibeonites Jos 9:3-27 The kings of the six nations of the Canaanites band together against him Jos 9:1,2 The six kings make war upon the Gibeonites; are defeated and killed Jos 10 Defeats seven other kings Jos 10:28-43 Conquers Hazor Jos 11 Completes the conquest of the whole land Jos 11:23 List of the kings whom Joshua struck down Jos 12 Allots the land Jos 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19 Sets the tabernacle up at Shiloh Jos 18:1 Sets apart several cities of refuge Jos 20 48 Cities for the Levites Jos 21 Exhortation of, before his death Jos 23; 24 Survives the Israelites who refused to enter the promised land Nu 26:63-65 His portion of the land Jos 19:49,50 Death and burial of Jos 24:29,30 Esteem with which he was held Jos 1:16-18 Faith of Jos 6:16 Military genius of, as exhibited At the defeat of the Amalekites Ex 17:13 At Ai Jos 8 At Gibeon Jos 10 At Hazor Jos 11 Age of, at death Jud 2:8 -2.An Israelite 1Sa 6:14,18 -3. A governor of Jerusalem 2Ki 23:8 -4. Also called JESHUA The high priest of the captivity Ezr 2:2 Assists Zerubbabel in restoring the temple Ezr 3; 4:1-6; 5; Hag 1:1,12-14; 2:2 -SYMBOLICAL Of the restoration of God's people Zec 3; 6:9-15

Joshua in Smiths Bible Dictionary (saviour, or whose help is Jehovah). His name appears in the various forms of HOSHEA, OSHEA, JEHOSHUA, JESHUA and JESUS. 1. The son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim. 1Ch 7:27 (B.C. 1530-1420.) He was nearly forty years old when he shared in the hurried triumph of the exodus. He is mentioned first in connection with the fight against Amalek at Rephidim, when he was chosen by Moses to lead the Israelites. Ex 17:9 Soon afterward he was one of the twelve chiefs who were sent, Nu 13:17 to explore the land of Canaan, and one of the two, ch. Nu 14:6 who gave an encouraging report of their journey. Moses, shortly before his death, was directed, Nu 27:18 to invest Joshua with authority over the people. God himself gave Joshua a charge by the mouth of the dying lawgiver. De 31:14,23 Under the direction of God again renewed, Jos 1:1 Joshua assumed the command of the people at Shittim, sent spies into Jericho, crossed the Jordan, fortified a camp at Gilgal, circumcised the people, kept the passover, and was visited by the Captain of the Lord's host. A miracle made the fall of Jericho more terrible to the Canaanites. In the great battle of Beth-horon the Amorites were signally routed, and the south country was open to the Israelites. Joshua returned to the camp at Gilgal, master of half of Israel. He defeated the Canaanites under Jabin king of Hazor. In six years, six tribes, with thirty-one petty chiefs, were conquered. Joshua, now stricken in years, proceeded to make the division of the conquered land. Timnath-serah in Mount Ephraim was assigned as Joshua's peculiar inheritance. After an interval of rest, Joshua convoked an assembly from all Israel. He delivered two solemn addresses, recorded in Jos 23:24 He died at the age of 110 years, and was buried in his own city, Timnath-serah. 2. An inhabitant of Beth-shemesh, in whose land was the stone at which the milch-kine stopped when they drew the ark of God with the offerings of the Philistines from Ekron to Beth-shemesh. 1Sa 6:14,18 (B.C. 1124.) 3. A governor of the city who gave his name to a gate of Jerusalem. 2Ki 23:8 (In the reign of Josiah, B.C. 628.) 4. Jeshua the son of Jozadak. Hag 1:14; 2:12; Zec 3:1 etc.

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

Joshua in Wikipedia Joshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ Yehoshua; Greek: Ἰησοῦς, same as Jesus; Latin: Josue or Jesus in Hebrew; Arabic: يوشع بن نون‎ Yusha‘ ibn Nūn), according to the Hebrew Bible, became the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses. His story is told chiefly in the books Exodus, Numbers and Joshua. According to the Bible, Joshua's name was Hoshea the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, but that Moses called him Joshua, (Numbers 13:16 ) and that is the name by which he is commonly known. He was born in Egypt prior to the Exodus, and was probably the same age as Caleb, with whom he is occasionally associated. He was one of the twelve spies of Israel sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan. (Numbers 13:1-16 ) After the death of Moses, he led the Israelite tribes in the conquest of Canaan, and allocated the land to the tribes. The years in which these events took place is subject to academic dispute. According to conventional Bible chronology, Joshua lived between 1450–1370 BC, or sometime in the late Bronze Age. According to Joshua 24:29 , Joshua died at the age of 110. Joshua also holds a position of respect to Muslims; the Shi'ah believe he was an Imam. Despite not being canonized, he is considered by some to be the Patron Saint of Spies and intelligence professionals...

Joshua Scripture - 2 Kings 23:8 And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that [were] in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which [were] on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.

Joshua Scripture - Haggia 2:4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I [am] with you, saith the LORD of hosts:

Joshua Scripture - Joshua 10:12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

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