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BIBLE DICTIONARY
Joshua
God is help.
The name also occurs in the O.T. under the various forms Jehoshua, Hoshea, Jeshua, and Jesus; son of Nun, and successor of Moses; born in Egypt before the Exodus (Num. 14: 26-31); fought with Amalek (Ex. 17: 13-14); was Moses’ minister (Ex. 24: 13; Ex. 32: 17; Ex. 33: 11); one of the 12 spies (Num. 13: 8); appointed Moses’ successor (Num. 27: 18 f.; Num. 34: 17; cf. Deut. 1: 38; Deut. 3: 28; Deut. 31: 3, 23; Deut. 34: 9). The book of Joshua (see below) contains the history of his conquest of Palestine. He died at the age of 110, and was buried in his own city, Timnath-Serah. He is the highest type of the devout warrior.