Re: Meaning of male name Osia #names

Moses Jefferson

Sorry, I forgot the main question as to what the name means.

To answer your question, in Numbers 13.16 we find “And Moses called Hoshea, the son of Nun, Yehoshua Joshua”. Rashi explains the change as a matter of prayer “may god save you from the [evil] advice/plot of the spies”.

This understanding gives us insight to what the name actually means. It’s formed from two Hebrew words “Yah” (Lord) and “Yeshua” (salvation) literally: “may the lord save him/us”.

Hope this answers your question.

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