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His name means "dog-like" in Hebrew and he was sent to reconnoiter Canaan. Who is he?




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Answer: Caleb

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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