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.”
- Also Douay Bible, Jos·u·e [jos-yoo-ee] /ˈdʒɒs yu i/ (for defs. 1, 2) .
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How to use Joshua in a sentence
The Joshua tree ruling could open up the funnel for what gets protected.The Fight for the Joshua Tree Could Be a Watershed Moment for Species Protection | lwhelan | October 20, 2021 | Outside Online
Joshua, who has a legal hearing next week, was subsequently released from custody.Family of five charged for allegedly storming the Capitol after tipster provides social media screenshots | Bryan Pietsch | July 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Joshua and his family had to resort to sleeping in their car.The Science of Awe and the Mars Perseverance Rover | Susanna Schrobsdorff | February 21, 2021 | Time
Steve Levitt talks to him about how magicians construct tricks, how Joshua’s academic studies of magic have influenced Levitt’s life, and whether Jesus might have been a magician.Joshua Jay: “Humans Are So, So Easy to Fool.” (People I (Mostly) Admire, Ep. 16) | Steven D. Levitt | February 20, 2021 | Freakonomics
For instance, telling them that Joshua will get back to them before the end of 24 hours.Top four contact page mistakes that cost you conversions | Grace P. | February 19, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
The man, Joshua Kemp, told what police describe as “a bogus story that quickly fell apart.”
Allison lives there with Cole (Joshua Jackson), her husband.How Will They End ‘The Affair’? Showtime’s Adultery Drama Defies Predictability | Tim Teeman | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of the student leaders, Joshua Wong, was accused of being a puppet of the American government.
A motley crew of former sailors led by Commodore Joshua Barney mounted the only real resistance to the British.The Presidential Hopeful Obsessed With the War of 1812 | Ben Jacobs | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another such case is found in the account of the league between Joshua and the princes of the congregation, and the Gibeonites.
When Israel under Joshua, had entered the promised land, the use of this sign became peculiarly manifest.
Their fathers—who had been circumcised in Egypt, with the exception of Caleb and Joshua—died before reaching the land of promise.
Assure Sir Joshua, in particular, that I have not lost my relish for manly conversation and the society of the brown table.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
Joshua Reynolds is certainly a great painter, and deserves the high veneration in which his compatriots hold him.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
British Dictionary definitions for Joshua
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
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.”)
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