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Joshua

[ josh-oo-uh ]
/ ˈdʒɒʃ u ə /
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noun

the successor of Moses as leader of the Israelites. Deuteronomy 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.”

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Also Douay Bible, Jos·u·e [jos-yoo-ee] /ˈdʒɒs yu i/ (for defs. 1, 2) .
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British Dictionary definitions for Joshua

Joshua
/ (ˈdʒɒʃʊə) /

noun Old Testament

Moses' successor, who led the Israelites in the conquest of Canaan
the book recounting his deeds
Douay spelling: Josue (ˈdʒɒsjʊiː)
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Cultural definitions for Joshua

Joshua

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. (SeeJoshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.”)

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