Meaning of JOSHUA in English


Pronunciation: ' jä-sh( ə -)w ə

Function: noun

Etymology: Hebrew Y ĕ h ō sh ū a'

Date: before 12th century

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

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.