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22 They went through the Negev and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai lived. They are descendants of Anak. (Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) 23 When they came to the Eshcol Valley, they cut off a branch with only one bunch of grapes on it. They carried it on a pole between two of them. They also brought some pomegranates and figs. 24 So they called that valley Eshcol [Bunch of Grapes] because of the bunch of grapes the Israelites cut off 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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