JOSHUA

JOSHUA

Male 1520 BC - 1420 BC

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  • Name JOSHUA  
    Born 1520 BC  Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Jehoshua 
    Name Jehoshuah 
    Name Jeshua 
    Name Joshea 
    Name Oshea 
    _UID 10D337F2E3D52F4BBCF5DA5EBA58ED173D53 
    Died 1420 BC  Timnath Serah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1420 BC  Timnath Serah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Personal name meaning, Jehovah is Salvation. Son of Nun (1 Chr 7:27), leader of Israelites who first took control of Promised Land of Canaan. Joshua is one of the unsung heroes of the Old Testament. He, not Moses, led the people into the Promised Land. He was a person of such stature that he could succeed the incomparable Moses and compile a record of notable success (Josh 24:31). The Hebrew variations of Joshua are Oshea (Num 13:16); Hosea (Hos 1:1). English versions differ in their transliteration of the Hebrew names. Its New Testament equivalent is Jesus.

      Joshua was born in Egypt during the period of slavery. He was a member of Ephraim, the important tribe that later formed the heart of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He first appeared during the battle with the Amalekites during the desert travels. He was Moses’ general, who led the troops in the actual fighting while Aaron and Hur held up Moses’ hands (Ex 17:8-13).

      Joshua was Moses’s servant (Ex 24:13). He was on the mountain when Moses received the Law (Ex 32:17). He was also one of the twelve spies Moses sent to investigate Canaan (Num 13:8). He and Caleb returned with a positive, minority report. Of all the adults alive at that time, only the two of them were allowed to live to enter the land of Canaan (Num 14:28-30, 38).

      The Lord selected Joshua to be Moses’ successor long before Moses’ death (Num 27:15-23; Deut 31:14-15, 23; 34:9). Joshua was a military leader, a political leader, and a spiritual leader. He was quiet and unassuming, but he was not buffaloed by his responsibilities or the task that lay before him. He was a battlefield genius, particularly in the areas of careful planning, strategy, and execution. He was a capable administrator for the nation, effective in maintaining harmony among people and groups. He was a spokesman to the people for the Lord. Though he did not receive the Law as Moses had, he communicated the Lord’s will and the Lord’s message much like Moses.

      Joshua was at the helm of the nation during the conquest and the distribution and settlement of Canaan. He led in the covenant renewal at mount Ebal and Shechem (Josh 8:30-35; 24:1-28). He was able to challenge his people by both word and example. His pattern is a hard one to better.

      hoshea (1)

      Deut 32:44

      oshea (2)

      Num 13:8, Num 13:16

      jeshua (1)

      Neh 8:17

      joshua (203)

      Ex 17:9-10 (2), Ex 17:13-14 (2), Ex 24:13, Ex 32:17, Ex 33:11, Num 11:28, Num 14:6, Num 14:30, Num 14:38, Num 26:65, Num 27:18, Num 27:22, Num 32:12, Num 32:28, Num 34:17, Deut 1:38, Deut 3:21, Deut 3:28, Deut 31:3, Deut 31:7, Deut 31:14 (2), Deut 31:23, Deut 34:9, Josh 1:1, Josh 1:10, Josh 1:12, Josh 1:16, Josh 2:1, Josh 2:23-24 (2), Josh 3:1, Josh 3:5-7 (3), Josh 3:9-10 (2), Josh 4:1, Josh 4:4-5 (2), Josh 4:8-10 (5), Josh 4:14-15 (2), Josh 4:17, Josh 4:20, Josh 5:2-4 (3), Josh 5:7, Josh 5:9, Josh 5:13-15 (5), Josh 6:2, Josh 6:6, Josh 6:8, Josh 6:10, Josh 6:12, Josh 6:16, Josh 6:22, Josh 6:25-27 (4), Josh 7:2-3 (2), Josh 7:6-7 (2), Josh 7:10, Josh 7:16, Josh 7:19-20 (2), Josh 7:22-25 (4), Josh 9:3 (2), Josh 9:6, Josh 9:8 (2), Josh 9:15, Josh 9:22, Josh 9:24, Josh 9:27, Josh 10 (29), Josh 12:7 (2), Josh 14:1 (2), Josh 14:6, Josh 15:13 (2), Josh 17:4, Josh 17:14-15 (2), Josh 17:17, Josh 18:3, Josh 18:8-10 (4), Josh 19:49, Josh 19:51, Josh 22:1 (3), Josh 22:6-7 (3), Josh 23:1-2 (2), Josh 24:1-2 (2), Josh 24:19, Josh 24:21-22 (2), Josh 24:24-29 (6), Josh 24:31 (2), Judg 1:1, Judg 2:6-8 (4), Judg 2:21, Judg 2:23, 1 Sam 6:14, 1 Sam 6:18, 1 Kin 16:34

      jehoshua (1)

      Num 13:16

      jehoshuah (1)

      1 Chr 7:27
    Person ID I972  z-Bible Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2012 

    Father NUN,   b. 1550 BC,   d. 1450 BC 
    Family ID F679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father MOSES Israelite Spies sent by,   b. 1490 BC,   d. 1450 BC 
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. TIMNATH-SERAH,   b. 1450 BC,   d. 721 BC
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F2672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Joshua Fighting Amalek
    Joshua Fighting Amalek

    Illustration from Phillip Medhurst Collection depicting Joshua fighting Amalek (Exodus 17).
    Jushua Fights Amalek
    Jushua Fights Amalek

    Joshua fights Amalek
    Nicolas Poussin
    
Joshua commands the sun to stand still upon Gibeon
    Joshua commands the sun to stand still upon Gibeon
    by John Martin