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Help me, please and thank you. A Sunday School lesson needs this answer as soon as possible. I'm not able to find it by myself.

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In Hebrews 4:8 the writer refers to Joshua historically and calls him ιησους in the Greek language. This reads as 'Jesus' in English and is, of course, the same name as Jesus Christ the Son of God.

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The Greek word for Joshua is Jesus (in English) or Iesous (transliterated from the Greek). The Hebrew word Joshua (and Jesus/Iesous) all mean "Yahweh (= Jehovah) is salvation" or "Jehovah is deliverance", etc. An alternate spelling in the Hebrew is Hoshea.

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  • Yarweh? With -r-?
    – fdb
    Dec 10, 2018 at 17:08
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It can also refer to Jesus:-

Strong's Concordance Iésous: Jesus or Joshua, the name of the Messiah, also three other Isr. Original Word: Ἰησοῦς, οῦ, ὁ Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Iésous Phonetic Spelling: (ee-ay-sooce') Definition: Jesus or Joshua, the name of the Messiah, also three other Isr Usage: Jesus; the Greek form of Joshua; Jesus, son of Eliezer; Jesus, surnamed Justus.

Strong's Concordance Yehoshua: "the LORD is salvation," Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Isr. Original Word: יְהוֹשׁוּעַ Part of Speech: proper name, masculine; proper name, of a location; proper name Transliteration: Yehoshua Phonetic Spelling: (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah) Definition: "the LORD is salvation", Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Isr

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It is probably too late to help the class, but there are 3 main spellings of the name in the Greek text: IESU, IESUS, IESON and if memory serves me right IESOU some times

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  • These are different case forms of the same name, not different "spellings".
    – fdb
    Dec 10, 2018 at 17:10
  • What is the difference?
    – Lowther
    Dec 13, 2018 at 22:01
  • Actually, all are wrong, apart from IESOU.
    – fdb
    Dec 13, 2018 at 22:27
  • Yes, you are right fdb, Omicron Upsilon, whats the difference in English any way! That's the problem with using a smart phone with no LXX app to cut an paste from:) Below are the accual spellings of Iesoi son of Naun's name: Jos 1:1 Ἰησοῖ (IESOI ) Jos_1:10 Ἰησοῦς (IESOUS / Jesus) Jos_2:23 Ἰησοῦν (ISOUN )
    – Lowther
    Dec 16, 2018 at 19:28

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