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22 They went up into the Negev and arrived at Hevron; Achiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the ‘Anakim, lived there. (Hevron was built seven years before Tzo‘an in Egypt.) 23 They came to the Eshkol Valley; and there they cut off a branch bearing one cluster of grapes, which they carried on a pole between two of them; they also took pomegranates and figs. 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshkol [cluster], because of the cluster which the people of Isra’el cut down there.

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22 They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron,(A) where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai,(B) the descendants of Anak,(C) lived. (Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)(D) 23 When they reached the Valley of Eshkol,[a](E) they cut off a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes. Two of them carried it on a pole between them, along with some pomegranates(F) and figs.(G) 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshkol because of the cluster of grapes the Israelites cut off there.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 13:23 Eshkol means cluster; also in verse 24.

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