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Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Caleb?
The definition and outline of Caleb is as follows: According to the
Old Testament he was an Israelite who
entered Canaan with Joshua.
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The son of Jephunneh (Numbers 13:6; 32:12; Joshua
14:6,14). He was one of those whom Moses sent to search the land in
the second year after the Exodus. He was one of the family chiefs of
the tribe of Judah. He and Joshua the son of Nun were the only two
of the whole number who encouraged the people to go up and possess
the land, and they alone were spared when a plague broke out in
which the other ten spies perished (Numbers 13; 14).
All the people that had been numbered, from
twenty years old and upward, perished in the wilderness except these
two. The last notice we have of Caleb is when (being then
eighty-five years of age) he came to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal,
after the people had gained possession of the land, and reminded him
of the promise Moses had made to him, by virtue of which he claimed
a certain portion of the land of Kirjath-arba as his inheritance
(Joshua 14:6-15; 15:13-15; 21:10-12; 1 Samuel 25:2,3; 30:14). He is
called a "Kenezite" in Joshua 14:6,14. This may simply mean "son of
Kenez" (Numbers 32:12). Some, however, read "Jephunneh, the son of
Kenez," who was a descendant of Hezron, the son of Pharez, a
grandson of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:5). This Caleb may possibly be
identical with (2).
Caleb gave his name apparently to a part of the south country (1
Samuel 30:14) of Judah, the district between Hebron and Carmel,
which had been assigned to him. When he gave up the city of Hebron
to the priests as a city of refuge, he retained possession of the
surrounding country (Joshua 21:11,12; Compare 1 Samuel 25:3).
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Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
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