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Joshua /ˈdʒɒʃuə/ or Jehoshua Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ Yĕhôshúʿa; Aramaic: ܝܫܘܥ‎‎ Isho; Greek: Ἰησοῦς, Arabic: يوشع بن نون‎‎ Yashuaʿ ibn Nūn; Latin: Iosue, Turkish: Yuşa is the central figure in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua According to the books of Exodus, Numbers and Joshua, he was Moses' assistant and became the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses3 His name was Hoshe'a הוֹשֵׁעַ the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, but Moses called him Yehoshu'a יְהוֹשֻעַ; Joshua in English Numbers 13:16 the name by which he is commonly known The name is shortened to Yeshua in Nehemiah Nehemiah 8:17 According to the Bible he was born in Egypt prior to the Exodus2

According to the Hebrew Bible, Joshua was one of the twelve spies of Israel sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan Numbers 13:1-16, and after the death of Moses, he led the Israelite tribes in the conquest of Canaan, and allocated the land to the tribes According to Biblical chronology, Joshua lived between 1355-1245 BCE,4 or sometime in the late Bronze Age According to Joshua 24:29, Joshua died at the age of 110

Joshua also holds a position of respect among Muslims According to Islamic tradition, he was, along with Caleb, one of the two believing spies whom Moses had sent to spy the land of Canaan5 All Muslims also see Joshua as the leader of the Israelites, following the death of Moses Some Muslims also believe Joshua to be the "attendant" of Moses mentioned in the Qur’ān, before Moses meets Khidr and some believe that he is a prophet


  • 1 Name
  • 2 Biblical narrative
    • 21 The Exodus
    • 22 Conquest of Canaan
    • 23 Death
  • 3 Historicity
    • 41 In rabbinical literature
    • 42 In Christianity
    • 43 In Islam
    • 44 In later literature
  • 5 Yahrtzeit
  • 6 Joshua Tree
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links


Judges in the Bible