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In this past weeks Parshas Devarim 3:21 and in Shoftim 2:7 Yehoshua is spelled with an additional Vav.

דברים: ג. כא. ואת יהושוע צויתי בעת ההוא לאמר עיניך הראת את כל אשר עשה יהוה אלהיכם לשני המלכים האלה כן יעשה יהוה לכל הממלכות אשר אתה עבר שמה

שופטים: ב. ז. ויעבדו העם את יהוה כל ימי יהושע וכל ימי הזקנים אשר האריכו ימים אחרי יהושוע אשר ראו את כל מעשה יהוה הגדול אשר עשה לישראל

The other 216 times the name יהושע is mentioned in Tanach it is spelled with only one Vav.

Why are these two times different?

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This article has an explanation about additional vav in name of Yehoshua.

However my English is poor to make a good translation. Anybody is wellcomed to edit this post and add translation to English.

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