- the successor of Moses as leader of the Israelites. Deut. 31:14, 23; 34:9.
- a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Josh.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God is salvation.”
Examples from the Web for joshua
The man, Joshua Kemp, told what police describe as “a bogus story that quickly fell apart.”Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
Allison lives there with Cole (Joshua Jackson), her husband.How Will They End ‘The Affair’? Showtime’s Adultery Drama Defies Predictability
December 11, 2014
Joshua puts to the sword women, infants, and animals at Jericho.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist
Candida Moss, Joel Baden
December 7, 2014
One of the student leaders, Joshua Wong, was accused of being a puppet of the American government.Is Hong Kong Tiananmen 2.0?
September 29, 2014
Dr. Joshua Rubin and his team discovered that RB is significantly less active in male brain cells.Why Men May Be More Likely to Get Deadly Brain Cancer
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
August 5, 2014
Furthermore, events are related which took place after Joshua's death.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
Shall we pray for a second Joshua, arresting the sun, pending deliberation?The Bacillus of Beauty
His father was engaged in that business; and Joshua entered his office at fifteen.Self-Help
Joshua provided for them, but the critical newspapers overlooked that point.
Joshua turned and took another step; but Gorman was loath to let him go.
- Moses' successor, who led the Israelites in the conquest of Canaan
- the book recounting his deeds
Word Origin and History for joshua
masc. proper name, biblical successor of Moses, from Hebrew Yehoshua, literally "the Lord is salvation." Joshua tree (1867) is perhaps so called because its shape compared to pictures of Joshua brandishing a spear (Josh. viii:18). In the top 10 list of names for boys in the U.S. since 1979.
In the Old Testament, the leader who brought the Israelites into the Promised Land after the death of Moses. Joshua is best known for his destruction of the city of Jericho. When Joshua was besieging the city, God instructed him to have his priests blow their trumpets and all his troops give a great shout. At the sound of the shout, the walls of the city collapsed, and Joshua's troops rushed in. (See “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.”)