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Scriptsהוֹשֵׁעַ Ancient Hebrew

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name הוֹשֵׁעַ (Hoshe'a) meaning "salvation", from the root יָשַׁע (yasha'). In the Old Testament at Numbers 13:16, Moses gives the spy Hoshea the new name Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA), which has a related origin. This name was also borne by an 8th-century BC king of Israel, who was the last ruler of that state before it was conquered by Assyria.
VariantsHosea, Oshea Biblical
Other Languages & CulturesOsee Biblical Greek Osee Biblical Latin
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute