Joshua

noun
Josh·​ua | \ ˈjä-sh(ə-)wə How to pronounce Joshua (audio) \

Definition of Joshua

1 : the divinely commissioned successor of Moses and military leader of the Israelites during the conquest of Canaan according to the account in the book of Joshua
2 : a mainly narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Joshua

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Joshua

Hebrew Yĕhōshūaʽ

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“Joshua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Joshua. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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