Numbers 13:1-14:10a.

  1. To what places in Canaan did the spies go?
    Look up Hebron and the Valley of Eshcol on a map.
    What were they commissioned to discover, and what report did they give?
  2. What lay behind the opposing views expressed in 13:30 and 31?
    Were Caleb and Joshua being unrealistically optimistic and refusing to face facts?
    What was the outcome of the people’s fear and unbelief?
  3. Notice how few believed, and the frequent occurrence of the word ‘all’ in 14:1-10. Cf. Heb. 4:1, 2.

Note. 13:32. ‘The Land we explored devours those living in it’: this probably refers to the constant wars between its people, and their ferocity in internecine strife.