Joshua

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew Yĕhōshūaʽ

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of Joshua was before the 12th century

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“Joshua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Joshua. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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Joshua

noun
Josh·​ua ˈjäsh(ə-)wə How to pronounce Joshua (audio)
: a mainly narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible

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