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Gender Masculine
Scripts הוֹשֵׁעַ(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)
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