(a saviour), another form of the name of Joshua of Jesus.
Son of Jehozadak, first high priest after the Babylonish captivity, B.C. 536. Jeshua was probably born in Babylon, whither his father Jehozadak had been taken captive while young. (1 Chronicles 6:15) Authorized Version. He came up from Babylon in the first year of Cyrus, with Zerubbabel, and took a leading part with him in the rebuilding of the temple and the restoration of the Jewish commonwealth. The two prophecies concerning him in (Zechariah 3:1)... and Zech 6:9-15 Point him out as an eminent type of Christ.
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Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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