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eshcol


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Eshcol 
  bunch;  brave.  (1.)  A  young  Amoritish  chief  who  joined  Abraham  in 
  the  recovery  of  Lot  from  the  hands  of  Chedorlaomer  (Gen.  14:13, 
  24). 
 
  (2.)  A  valley  in  which  the  spies  obtained  a  fine  cluster  of 
  grapes  (Num.  13:23,  24;  "the  brook  Eshcol,"  A.V.;  "the  valley  of 
  Eshcol,"  R.V.),  which  they  took  back  with  them  to  the  camp  of 
  Israel  as  a  specimen  of  the  fruits  of  the  Promised  Land.  On 
  their  way  back  they  explored  the  route  which  led  into  the  south 
  (the  Negeb)  by  the  western  edge  of  the  mountains  at  Telilat 
  el-'Anab,  i.e.,  "grape-mounds",  near  Beersheba.  "In  one  of  these 
  extensive  valleys,  perhaps  in  Wady  Hanein  where  miles  of 
  grape-mounds  even  now  meet  the  eye,  they  cut  the  gigantic 
  clusters  of  grapes,  and  gathered  the  pomegranates  and  figs,  to 
  show  how  goodly  was  the  land  which  the  Lord  had  promised  for 
  their  inheritance.",  Palmer's  Desert  of  the  Exodus. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Eshcol,  bunch  of  grapes