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[[File:Joshua Orthodox.jpg|right|thumb|Icon of Jesus of Navi (Joshua).]]
'''Joshua of Navi''', was born ''Hoshea the son of Nun'', of the tribe of Ephraim in Egypt prior to the Exodus, but [[Moses]] called him '''Joshua''', (Numbers 13:16) the name by which he is commonly known. When he was eighty-five years of age, he became the successor of [[Moses]]. <ref> According to the books Exodus, Numbers and Joshua, he became the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses; he was probably the same age as Caleb, with whom he is occasionally associated. </ref> He restrained the flow of the River Jordan and allowed the Israelites to cross on foot.
He caused the sun to stop in its course when he was waging war against the Amorites. He divided the Promised Land among the Twelve Tribes of Israel and governed them for twenty-five years. He also wrote the [[Old Testament]] book, [[Book of Joshua]], that bears his name, and having lived 110 years in all, he reposed in the sixteenth century before Christ. His name means "God saves."
He is commemorated by the church [[September 1]].