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Eshcol (Place)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A wadi near Hebron from which Moses’ spies brought back samples of Canaan’s impressive produce (Num 13:22–24; 32:9; Deut 1:24).Numbers 13:24 indicates that the valley received its name (eshkol means “cluster”) from the cluster of grapes that the spies took with them to the Israelite camp at Kadesh-Barnea.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Valley of Eshcol
Eshcol, Valley of (נַ֫חַל אֶשְׁכֹּוֹל‎, nachal eshkowol). A wadi near Hebron from which Moses’ spies brought back samples of Canaan’s impressive produce (Num 13:22–24; 32:9; Deut 1:24).Numbers 13:24 indicates that the valley received its name (eshkol means “cluster”) from the cluster of grapes that the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eshcol (Place)
ESHCOL (PLACE) [Heb ʾeškōl (אֶשְׁכֹּל)]. Name of a valley in the vicinity of Hebron from which the Israelite spies brought back a cluster of grapes so large that two men were required to carry it between them on a pole (Num 13:22–24). The text claims that the valley received its name Eshcol (“cluster”)
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eshcol (Place)
Eshcol (Place). Valley near Hebron from which the spies sent by Moses brought back pomegranates, figs, and a large cluster of grapes (Nm 14:23, 24; 32:9; Dt 1:24). This site may be identifiable with ‛Ain Eshkali, just north of Hebron.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eshcol
Eshcol eshʹkol [Heb. ʾeškōl; Gk. pháranx bótryos—‘cluster of grapes’]. A valley near Hebron from which the spies brought back to Moses and Aaron a single cluster of grapes carried on a pole between two of them (Nu. 13:23f.; 32:9; Dt. 1:24). It is possibly located near Mamre, on the basis of Gen.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eshcol (Place)
ESHCOL (Place) Valley near Hebron from which the spies sent by Moses brought back pomegranates, figs, and a large cluster of grapes (Nm 13:23–24; 32:9; Dt 1:24). This site may be identifiable with ’Ain Eshkali, just north of Hebron.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eshcol
Eshcol (esh´kol; Heb., “cluster”).1 The name of the valley near Hebron, in south-central Judea, from which spies sent by Moses brought back a cluster of grapes and some pomegranates and figs (Num. 13:23–24). Although this fruit indicated a good land, their report of giants discouraged the people of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eshcol
The fertile valley of Eshol where the twelve spies picked grapes. HFVESHCOL1. A relative of Mamre and Aner, who formed an alliance with Abraham in Hebron, and joined his campaign in the rescue of Lot (cf. Gen 14:13–24).2. A valley N of Hebron where the 12 spies sent out by Moses plucked huge clusters
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eshcol
ESHCOL. 1. Brother of Mamre and Aner, who were ‘confederates’ with Abraham when in Hebron, and joined with his company in the rescue of Lot (Gn. 14:13–24).2. The valley where the spies sent forth by Moses gathered a huge cluster (Heb. ’eškōl) of grapes, typical of the fruitfulness of the land (Nu.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eshcol (Place)
Eshcol (Heb. ʾeškōl) (PLACE)A valley in southern Judah in the vicinity of Hebron. It was from this valley that two of the spies sent by Moses to investigate Canaan reportedly brought back a cluster of grapes so large that they had to carry it on a pole between them (Num. 14:22–23); hence the name of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eshcol (Place)
ESHCOL [ĕshˊkŏl] (Heb. ˒eškōl “[grape] cluster”) (PLACE). A valley so named because of a large cluster of grapes that the Hebrew spies brought back following their mission into Canaan (Num. 13:23–24; cf. Deut. 1:24–25, “fruit”). According to Num. 13:22 the valley was located near Hebron; the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eshcol the valley of
Esh´col, The valley of or The brook of, a wady in the neighborhood of Hebron (Mamre), explored by the spies who were sent by Moses from Kadesh-barnea. Num. 13:23, 24; Deut. 1:24. The name is still attached to a spring of fine water called ’Ain Eshkali, in a valley about two miles north of Hebron.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eshcol
ESH´COL (eshʹkol; “a bunch, cluster”).1. A young Amorite chief who, with his brothers Aner and Mamre, being in alliance with Abraham, joined him in recovering Lot from the hands of Chedorlaomer and his confederates (Gen. 14:13, 24), about 1955 b.c.2. A valley in the neighborhood of Hebron, the one
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