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The descendants of Caleb. The descriptor “Calebite” is used for Nabal to identify that he is a descendant of Caleb, son of Jephunneh (1 Sam 25:3).
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Caleb [Kay-lab](Hebrew origin: Dog)The Times of Caleb1484 BCThe approximate year of Caleb’s birth. He was born to Jephunneh, the Kenezite. (Joshua 14:6)July 11, 1444 BC and following:Caleb and Joshua were sent with several other spies to investigate the land of Canaan. Most of the spies, except
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
CALEB, CALEBITESThe name of two individuals (and their descendants) from Israel’s early history genealogically and geographically associated with the tribe of Judah. The Pentateuch and the Historical Books portray Caleb I as an ancestral hero, while Caleb II is known only from genealogical lists.1.