OSHEA. Original name of Joshua.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
o-she’-a, o’-she-a (the Nu 13:8,16)): The original name of Joshua, the son of Nun, changed by Moses (Nu 13:16) from Hoshea (hoshea`, "help") to Joshua (yehoshua`, "help of Yahweh").(British and American) "Hoshea" (