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Joshua

masc. proper name, biblical successor of Moses as leader of the Israelites, from Late Latin Jeshua, Joshua, a transliteration of Hebrew Yehoshua, literally "the Lord is salvation." In the top 10 list of names for boys in the U.S. since 1979. Joshua-tree (1867) is perhaps [OED] so called because its shape compared to pictures of Joshua brandishing a spear (Joshua viii.18).

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Definitions of Joshua from WordNet

Joshua (n.)
(Old Testament) Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised Land; best remembered for his destruction of Jericho;
Joshua (n.)
a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses;
Synonyms: Josue / Book of Joshua
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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