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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Caleb

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1. Son of Jephunneh; he was one of those sent to spy out the land, and, counting on the power of God, he made an encouraging report. When 85 years of age he claimed the territory on which his feet had trod, and which God had promised him. Though the Anakim were in possession he was victorious and inherited Kirjath-arba, or Hebron. Numbers 13:6,30; Numbers 14:6-38; Joshua 14:6-14; Joshua 15:14-18 . Joshua 15:13 does not mean that Caleb did not belong to the tribe of Judah, as some have supposed; but that though he was not a chief of the tribe, a special portion was given to him. He is a type of the Christian who by faith practically occupies and enjoys the place given to him by God, in spite of all there is to oppose him.

2. Son of Hezron and father of Hur. 1 Chronicles 2:18,19,42 : apparently the same as CHELUBAI in 1 Chronicles 2:9 .

3. Son of Hur. 1 Chronicles 2:50 .

4. 'South of Caleb,' apparently the south of Palestine, occupied by Caleb and his descendants. 1 Samuel 30:14 . Probably the plain lying between Hebron and the southern Carmel.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Caleb'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/c/caleb.html. 1897.

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