RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Joshua

1355 BC - 1245 BC

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Joshua () or Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ Yəhōšūaʿ‍) functioned as Moses' assistant in the books of Exodus and Numbers, and later succeeded Moses as leader of the Israelite tribes in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua. His name was Hoshea (הוֹשֵׁעַ‎ Hōšēaʿ‍) the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, but Moses called him "Yehoshua" (translated as "Joshua" in English), the name by which he is commonly known in English. According to the Bible, he was born in Egypt prior to the Exodus.The Hebrew Bible identifies Joshua as one of the twelve spies of Israel sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joshua has received more than 3,583,307 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Joshua is the 42nd most popular religious figure (down from 40th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 11th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Religious Figure.

Joshua is most famous for leading the Israelites into the Promised Land.

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  • 3.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 80.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Joshua ranks 42 out of 2,238Before him are Queen of Sheba, James, son of Zebedee, Samuel, Catherine of Alexandria, Pope John Paul I, and Pope John XXIII. After him are Judas Iscariot, Ignatius of Loyola, Saul, 14th Dalai Lama, Mary Magdalene, and Pope Gregory I.

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Among people born in 1355 BC, Joshua ranks 1 Among people deceased in 1245 BC, Joshua ranks 1

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Joshua ranks 12 out of 582Before him are Akhenaten (-1400), Euclid (-350), Hypatia (350), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), and Catherine of Alexandria (287). After him are Amenhotep III (-1403), Origen (185), Anthony the Great (251), Imhotep (-2800), Plotinus (203), and Rudolf Hess (1894).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Egypt

Among religious figures born in Egypt, Joshua ranks 3Before him are Moses (-1393) and Catherine of Alexandria (287). After him are Anthony the Great (251), Hagar (-1800), Miriam (-1400), Moses in Islam (-1392), Saint Apollonia (110), Paul of Thebes (227), Saint Maurice (250), Pachomius the Great (292), and Saint Menas (285).