Joshua and Jeshua

Tony Costa tmcos at
Thu Sep 2 20:23:46 EDT 1999

Can anyone shed some light on the relation between Joshua (Yehoshua) and 
Jeshua. I understand that Jeshua appears in the post-exilic texts like 
Zechariah. Is Jeshua a later development from Joshua or a contracted form of 
Joshua? Many thanks.

                                 Tony Costa, B.A.
                                 University of Toronto

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