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Joshah meaning

יושה
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🔼The name Joshah in the Bible

The name Joshah occurs only once in the Bible. Joshah, son of Amaziah is mentioned as a family chief in the genealogy of Simeon, the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the patriarch of one of the tribes of Israel (1 Chronicles 4:34).

🔼Etymology of the name Joshah

The name Joshah appears to be drawn from the root ישה, but that root isn't used in the Bible, and there's no telling what it might have meant to the Hebrews:

🔼Joshah meaning

For a meaning of the name Joshah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh's Gift, which is rather curious because there is no reference to the name Yahweh in the name Joshah. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names simply reads Aid. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate the name Joshah but does list it under the root ישה.

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