International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


joshū́-a ((a) יהושׁוּע, yehōshūa‛, (b) יהושׁע, yehōshua‛, “Yahweh is deliverance” or “opulence”; compare JESHUA; Ἰησούς, Iēsoús):

(1) Joshua the son of Nun; the name has the Hebrew form (a) above in Deu 3:21; Jdg 2:7; elsewhere the form (b), except in Neh 8:17, where it is of the form yehōshūa‛ (See JESHUA); compare also Num 13:8, Num 13:16; Deu 32:44. See following article.

(2) In 1Sa 6:14, 1Sa 6:18 (form (b)), the Bethshemite in whose field stood the kine that brought the ark from the Philistines.

(3) In 2Ki 23:8 (form (b)), governor of Jerusalem in the time of Josiah.

(4) The high priest at Jerusalem after the return. See separate article.


Taken from: International Standard Bible Encyclopedia by James Orr, M.A., D.D., General Editor