Joshua

Joshua (Josh´yoo-uh; also Jeshua)

1 The dominant figure in the book of Joshua, the successor of Moses and the supervisor of Israel’s conquest of Canaan and of the allotment of the land to the tribes. God told Moses to lay his hands on Joshua and designate him a leader to be obeyed fully by all the people (Num 27:18-23; Deut 34:9). Joshua was also commissioned directly by God in (Deut 31:14, Deut 31:23 and Josh 1:1-9). The book of Joshua then relates how Joshua fulfilled his dual role as conqueror and distributor of the promised land, concluding with a notice of Joshua’s death at the age of 110 and his burial in his allotted territory (Josh 24:29-30; Judg 2:8-9). 2 A resident of Beth-shemesh on whose land the cows bringing the Ark from its Philistine captivity came to a standstill (1Sam 6:14; 1Sam 6:18). 3 A governor of Jerusalem, after whom a gate was named during the late monarchical period (2Kgs 23:8).

Num 27:18-23

18So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand upon him;

19have him stand before Eleazar the priest and all ... View more

Deut 34:9

9Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands on him; and the Israelites obeyed him, doing as the Lord had commanded Mos ... View more

Deut 31:14

Moses and Joshua Receive God's Charge


14The Lord said to Moses, “Your time to die is near; call Joshua and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, so that I ... View more

Deut 31:23

23Then the Lord commissioned Joshua son of Nun and said, “Be strong and bold, for you shall bring the Israelites into the land that I promised them; I will be w ... View more

Josh 1:1-9

God's Commission to Joshua


1After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' assistant, saying,

2“My servant Moses i ... View more

Josh 24:29-30

Death of Joshua and Eleazar


29After these things Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being one hundred ten years old.

30They buried him in his own ... View more

Judg 2:8-9

8Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of one hundred ten years.

9So they buried him within the bounds of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, ... View more

1Sam 6:14

14The cart came into the field of Joshua of Beth-shemesh, and stopped there. A large stone was there; so they split up the wood of the cart and offered the cows ... View more

1Sam 6:18

18also the gold mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both fortified cities and unwalled villages. The ... View more

2Kgs 23:8

8He brought all the priests out of the towns of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had made offerings, from Geba to Beer-sheba; he broke down ... View more

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