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21 The twelve men left to explore Canaan from the Zin Desert in the south all the way to the town of Rehob near Lebo-Hamath in the north. 22 As they went through the Southern Desert, they came to the town of Hebron, which was seven years older than the Egyptian town of Zoan. In Hebron, they saw the three Anakim[a] clans of Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai. 23-24 When they got to Bunch Valley,[b] they cut off a branch with such a huge bunch of grapes, that it took two men to carry it on a pole. That’s why the place was called Bunch Valley. Along with the grapes, they also took back pomegranates[c] and figs.

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Footnotes

  1. 13.22 Anakim: Perhaps a group of very large people (see Deuteronomy 2.10,11,20,21).
  2. 13.23,24 Bunch Valley: Or “Eshcol Valley.”
  3. 13.23,24 pomegranates: A bright red fruit that looks like an apple.

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