Caleb was the son of Jephunneh, Numbers 14:26-38

Caleb became one of the leaders of Israel after Joshua had died.

Caleb was Joshua’s assistant who had gone with him to spy out the land of Canaan. Because of the delay caused by the people’s unbelief, Caleb was 85 years old when he finally entered the promised land.

Caleb was from the tribe of Judah and was a leader of Israel after the death of Joshua. He was a prince of Judah as the leader of the Hezronites, while Nahshon was the prince of the whole tribe of Judah.

He was bold, impetuous, courageous, consecrated to God, vigorous and faithful in old age and invincible because he drove out the giants from his inheritance.

Caleb was given the land promised to him by Joshua, which was the land of the Anakims, Kirjatharba or Hebron and the neighboring hill country.

Caleb in Hebrew means: a dog.

Background Reading:

Caleb

14:26 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:27 “How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites. 28 So tell them, ‘As surely as I live’, declares the
LORD, I will do to you the very things I heard you say: 29
In this desert your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me. 30 Not one of you will enter the land I swore with
uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.”
Numbers 14:26–30

More Information:

Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, was 40 years old when he became one of the 12 spies sent by Moses into the promised land. He and Joshua were the only two spies who brought back a good report about the land and believed that God could help them to take it. Much later, Caleb became one of the leaders of Israel after the death of Joshua.

Caleb, which means in Hebrew a dog, was bold, impetuous, courageous, consecrated to God, vigorous and faithful in old age and invincible because he drove out the giants from his inheritance when he was 85 years old.

Caleb was given the land promised to him by Joshua, which was the land of the Anakims, Kirjatharba or Hebron, and the neighboring hill country.

As part of the Hezronites, he was a prince of Judah while Nahson was the prince of the whole tribe of Judah.

Caleb spent most of his life at the tent of Moses looking after Moses’ needs and spending time with God even when Moses left the tent and went to see the people of Israel on a errand for God.

Caleb was 40 years old when he went in as one of the 12 spies he represented the tribe of Judah.

Caleb was the son of Jephunneh and a leader of Israel after Joshua had died. Caleb was one of the 12 spies sent out to look at the land.

He was bold, impetuous, courageous, consecrated to God, vigorous and faithful in old age and invincible because he drove out the giants from his inheritance.

Caleb was given the land promised to him by Joshua, which was the land of the Anakims, Kirjatharba or Hebron and the neighboring hill country.

Caleb in Hebrew means: a dog.

He was a prince of Judah as the leader of the Hezronites, while Nahshon was the prince of the whole tribe of Judah.

Background Reading:

Caleb

14:26 Then the LORD told Moses and Aaron, 27 “How long will this wicked assembly keep complaining about me? I’ve heard the complaints of the Israelis that they’ve been murmuring against me. 28 So tell them that as long as I live—consider this to be an oracle from the LORD—as certainly as you’ve spoken right into my ears, that’s how I’m going to treat you. 29 Your corpses will fall in this wilderness—every single one of you who has been counted among you, according to your number from 20 years and above, who complained against me. 30 You will certainly never enter the land about which I made an oath with my uplifted hand to settle you in it, except for Jephunneh’s son Caleb and Nun’s son Joshua. 31 However, I’ll bring your little ones—the ones whom you claimed would become war victims—into the land so that they’ll know by experience the land that you’ve rejected.

32 “Now as for you, your corpses will fall in this wilderness 33 and your children will wander throughout the wilderness for 40 years. They’ll bear the consequences of your idolatries until your bodies are entirely consumed in the wilderness. 34 Just as you explored the land for 40 days, you’ll bear the consequences of your iniquities for 40 years—one year for each day—as you experience my hostility. 35 I, the LORD, have spoken. I will indeed do this to this evil congregation, who gathered together against me. They’ll be eliminated in this wilderness and will surely die.”
God Kills the Unbelieving Explorers

36 After this, the men whom Moses sent out to explore the land, who returned and made the whole congregation complain against him by bringing an evil report concerning the land, 37 and who produced an evil report about the land, died of pestilence in the LORD’s presence. 38 However, Nun’s son Joshua and Jephunneh’s son Caleb, who had explored the land, remained alive.
Numbers 14:26-38

More Information:

Caleb was 40 years old when he went in as one of the 12 spies.

Caleb spent most of his life at the tent of Moses looking after Moses’ needs and spending time with God even when Moses left the tent and went to see the people of Israel on a errand for God.

Caleb was 40 years old when he went in as one of the 12 spies he represented the tribe of Judah.

Caleb was the son of Jephunneh and a leader of Israel after Joshua had died. Caleb was one of the 12 spies sent out to look at the land.

He was bold, impetuous, courageous, consecrated to God, vigorous and faithful in old age and invincible because he drove out the giants from his inheritance.   Read more »


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