0

What does the name Joshua mean?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked March 02 2016 Mini Anonymous

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

1
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."

March 03 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
Header
  1. 4000 characters remaining