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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} Joshua {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} or Jehoshua (Hebrew: Yĕhôshúa or Hebrew: Yĕshúa; Aramaic: ܝܫܘܥ‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} Isho; Greek: Ἰησοῦς{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, Arabic: يوشع بن نون‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} Yūshaʿ ibn Nūn; Latin: Iosue{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, Turkish: Yuşa{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), is a figure in the Torah, being one of the spies for Israel (Num 13–14) and identified in several passages as Moses' assistant.<ref>Michael D. Coogan, "A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament" page 166-167, Oxford University Press, 2009</ref> He is the central figure in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua. According to the books of Exodus, Numbers and Joshua, he became the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses. His name was Hoshe'a (הוֹשֵׁעַ) the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, but Moses called him Yehoshu'a (יְהוֹשֻעַ; Joshua in English) () the name by which he is commonly known. The name is shortened to Yeshua in Nehemiah (). According to the Bible he was born in Egypt prior to the Exodus.<ref name=oca/> He is occasionally associated with Caleb.

He was one of the twelve spies of Israel sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan. () After the death of Moses, he led the Israelite tribes in the conquest of Canaan, and allocated the land to the tribes. According to Biblical chronology, Joshua lived between 1355-1245 BCE,<ref>Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, V.1.28, says that Joshua died twenty years after the conquest of Canaan.</ref> or sometime in the late Bronze Age. According to , Joshua died at the age of 110.

Joshua also holds a position of respect among Muslims. According to Islamic tradition, he was, along with Caleb, one of the two believing spies whom Moses had sent to spy the land of Canaan.<ref name="cite quran|5|22|s=ns|e=23">Quran 5:22–23</ref> All Muslims also see Joshua as the leader of the Israelites, following the death of Moses. Some Muslims also believe Joshua to be the "attendant" of Moses mentioned in the Qur’ān, before Moses meets Khidr and some believe that he is a prophet.


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