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Which name means "YHWH delivers" or "salvation" in Biblical Hebrew: Hoshea or Yehoshua?




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Answer: Hoshea

In Biblical Hebrew the name Hoshea - the name of the last king of Israel and the initial name of Joshua - means "YHWH delivers" or "salvation."

The name Yehoshua - the English version of which is Joshua and the Greek version, Jesus - means "YHWH is noble" in Biblical Hebrew.


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