Numbers 13: Eek! Giants!


Moses sends spies out to search the land of Canaan, which God had promised to them. One man from every household went. The only ones that are important are Caleb who is of the tribe of Judah, son of Jephuneh and Joshua (Oshea) son on Nun, tribe of Ephraim. They are supposed to see how strong the inhabitants are. Do they live in walled cities or in tents. What kind of food and wood is in this land.  So these men went from Zin unto Rehob and to Hamath. It turns out that the children of Anak were there (these are the giants). But they did take samples of the plants and brought them back to Moses. Their report is basically good. The land floweth with milk and honey. Caleb encourages everyone to go and possess the land. All the other princes say no. The people are too strong and besides, they have giants. We can’t fight them.

In other words

They think about invading Canaan, but decide against it because of the giants that live there.

Favorite bit:

Numbers 13:33 “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”

Makes You Wonder:

How big exactly were these giants?

Interesting bit:

Numbers 13:25  And they returned from searching of the land after 40 days. That must be a significant number. 40 days was the time Noah spent in the rain.

Moral Lesson Learned:

Do your research (Numbers 13)