Joshua

Joshua is not mentioned by name in the Quran but Muslim exegetes claim that he is the "companion" [Ar. fata] of Moses mentioned in Q 18:60-65 and inherited prophethood after Moses. Exegesis on the narratives in the Quran referring to the Israelites' conquest of the Holy Land detail the stories associated with Joshua b. Nun. Ibn Kathir reports that Joshua was a great warrior and lived for 127 years.

 

Tomb of Joshua b. Nun in the town of Zayy near the city of al-Salt in Jordan. The tomb itself is roughly 10 meters in length though the local Imam claims that Joshua himself was only four or five meters tall at the time of his death. This tomb is housed in a low, covered building which has undergone recent rennovation, and a new mosque has been built nearby. Some scholars and travelers claim that this is actually the tomb of the prophet Hosea [Ar. Hoshu'a].

 

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