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Who was Yehoshua Bin Nun's father? Obviously his name was "Nun". Who was he exactly? What do we know about him (and from what sources)?

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"Non" (whom the Metzudas David identifies as Nun) is mentioned in Divrei HaYamim 1 7:27 as the son of Elishama ben Amihud, the nasi of Efrayim (Bamidbar 1:10).

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I +1 the answer and gave it my approval however I welcome anything else anyone can add! –  Yehoshua Sep 20 '12 at 21:05

http://www.leorhaner.co.il/de/week.pdf page 24 and 25 brings a Medrash that answers this question

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So what does the Yalkut say? –  Shmuel Brin May 31 '13 at 20:18
It's actually pp. 24-25, and not Yalkut, but a sefer by R. Nissim Gaon. –  Alex May 31 '13 at 20:35
noted and changed –  shlach May 31 '13 at 21:13
Hi shlach and welcome to Mi Yodeya. We're looking for answers that are self-contained (rather than just links to answers). Could you edit to summarize what it says? That will make your answer stronger. Thank you. –  Monica Cellio May 31 '13 at 21:35

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