23 And they ascended toward the South, and came unto Hebron, where were Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the sons of [a]Anak. And [b]Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.

24 (A)Then they came to the river of Eshcol, and cut down thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it upon a bar between two, and brought of the pomegranates and of the figs.

25 That place was called the [c]river Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes, which the children of Israel cut down thence.

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  1. Numbers 13:23 Which were a kind of giants.
  2. Numbers 13:23 Declaring the antiquity thereof: also Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Jacob were buried there.
  3. Numbers 13:25 Or, the valley of Eshcol, that is, of grapes.