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22 They went through the southern area to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak lived. (The city of Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) 23 In the Valley of Eshcol, they cut off a branch of a grapevine that had one bunch of grapes on it and carried that branch on a pole between two of them. They also got some pomegranates and figs. 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshcol,[a] because the Israelites cut off the bunch of grapes there.

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  1. 13:24 Eshcol This name in Hebrew means “bunch.”

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

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