His name means "dog-like" in Hebrew
and he was sent to reconnoiter Canaan. Who is he?
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Caleb's name derives from the Hebrew
Kalebh, dog-like, which itself derives from
kelebh, dog. According to the
Book of Numbers, when the Children of Israel
came to the outskirts of Canaan, Moses sent twelve spies to reconnoitre. Ten
returned saying that it would be too difficult to conquer: giants lived there.
Only Joshua and Caleb said that God would ensure Hebrew success. However, the
Children of Israel chose not to enter Canaan, and because of this, God
sentenced them to wander the desert for forty years.
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