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Caleb

The Scouts’ Report: From Rhetoric to Demagoguery

The scout’s initial report is only skeptical, but Caleb’s good-intentioned challenge pushes them to take a dishonest stand against entering the land.

Dr.

Sarah Schwartz

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The Story of the Anonymous Scouts, Modified by the Book of Numbers

Why do the Israelites try to stone Joshua and Caleb instead of Moses and Aaron? Why do Moses and Aaron remain on their faces throughout Joshua and Caleb’s speech? If the story takes place in Israel’s second year in the wilderness, and they are punished to wander for 40 years, shouldn’t the total duration in the wilderness be 41+ years?

Prof. Rabbi

David Frankel

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What Was Caleb the Kenizzite’s Connection to Hebron?

Did Caleb receive the Negev or Hebron? Is he a Judahite, a Calebite or a Kenizzite? The redacted account of Caleb in the Bible reflects the developing realities of southern Judah in the First and Second Temple periods.

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Prof.

Jacob L. Wright

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Who Were the Loyal Scouts?

Caleb and Joshua or only Caleb?

Project TABS Editors

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Kiryat-Arba: The Father of Giants and the City of Four

How the conflation of Kiryat-arba and Hebron created a new mythic character, Arba, father of the giants.

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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