Happy Feast Day
Saint Joshua the Patriarch (Joshua the Prophet)
c.12th century BC
Feast day: Sept 1
Saint Joshua is one of the Old Testament patriarchs. He was the successor to Moses and led the Israelites into Canaan. According to the books of Exodus he became the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses. God then commissioned Joshua to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land and to distribute the land to the twelve tribes of Israel. The Book of Joshua recounts his victories at Jericho, Ai, and other places. He died at 110 years of age and is known as a saint for his works and not by canonization.
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