What does the name Joshua mean?


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Mini Shirley H. prayer warrior
The name Joshua means YAHWEH saves.

There are so far as I know 4 Joshuas in the Bible. Joshua, the Ephraimite, the successor of Moses. Originally called HOSHEA, renamed by Moses, Numbers 13:16.

Joshua the owner of a field, 1Samuel 6:14. Joshua the governor in 2 Kings 23:8. And Joshuain Haggai 1:1.

It is the Hebrew form of the Greek name Jesus. JESHUA.

It is a tetragrammaton composed of two parts. YAH =YAHU, the name of the Lord, YHWH. YASHA', from a verb meaning to save or deliver. This root form, YASHA appears 353 times on the Old Testament. It indicates a move from distress, or evil to a place of safety. This is a savior!

Any human savior would be aided by God alone, as all deliverance is from YHWH. 

Genesis 49:18, "I have waited for your salvation, O Lord." Psalm 12:5, "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, "Now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will set him in the safety for which he yearns."

Psalm 68:19,20; "Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Our God is a God of salvation; And to God the Lord belong escapes from death."

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