Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Joseph, the name of seven Israelites

Greek: Ἰωσήφ, iōsēph (G2501)

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Here is Joseph in the Bible. What does the source Greek word Ἰωσήφ mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2501

Greek Base Word: Ἰωσήφ

Usage: Joseph

Literally: let Him (God) add, increaser

Definition: Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.

Detailed definition:

  1. The patriarch, the eleventh son of Jacob.
  2. The son of Jonan or Jonam, one of the ancestors of Christ (see Luke 3:30).
  3. The son of Judah (also spelled Judas or Joda) another ancestor of Jesus (see Luke 3:26).
  4. The son of Mattathias, another ancestor of Christ (see Luke 3:24).
  5. The husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  6. A half-brother of Jesus (see Matthew 13:55).
  7. Joseph of Arimathaea, a member of the Sanhedrin, who believed in Jesus (see Matthew 27:57, 59; Mark 15:43, 45).
  8. Joseph surnamed Barnabas (see Acts 4:36).
  9. Joseph call Barsabas and surnamed Justus (see Acts 1:23).

Derived terms: Of Hebrew origin (H3130).

See also:

  1. H3130


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: i.oˈsef
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: i.owˈse̞f
  3. Transliteration: iōsēph
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ee-oh-SAFE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ee-oh-SAFE

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