Eshcol

Eshcol [N] [H] [S]

bunch; brave.

  • A young Amoritish chief who joined Abraham in the recovery of Lot from the hands of Chedorlaomer ( Genesis 14:13 Genesis 14:24 ).

  • A valley in which the spies obtained a fine cluster of grapes ( Numbers 13:23 Numbers 13:24 ; "the brook Eshcol," A.V.; "the valley of Eshcol," RSV), 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.

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    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Eshcol". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Eshcol [N] [E] [S]

    bunch of grapes
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Eshcol'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Eshcol [N] [E] [H]

    (cluster of grapes ), brother of Mamre the Amorite and of Aner, and one of Abrahams companions in his pursuit of the four kings who had carried off Lot. ( Genesis 14:13 Genesis 14:24 ) (B.C. 1912.).


    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Eshcol'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    ESHCOL (1)

    esh'-kol ('eshkol, "cluster"; Eschol):

    The brother of Mamre and Aner, the Amorite allies of Abraham who took part with him in the pursuit and defeat of Chedorlaomer's forces (Genesis 14:13,14). He lived in the neighborhood of Hebron (Genesis 13:18), and may have given his name to the valley of Eshcol, which lay a little North of Hebron (Numbers 13:23).


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ESHCOL (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

    ESHCOL (2)

    esh'-kol ('eshkol; Pharagx botruos), "a cluster of grapes":

    The spies came to Hebron "and they came unto the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes" (Numbers 13:23,14; 32:9; Deuteronomy 1:24). It was a valley near Hebron rich in vineyards. Fruitful vineyards are still the most characteristic feature of the environs of Hebron, especially on the North. No particular valley can be identified, though popular tradition favors the wide and fertile valley, near the traditional site of "Abraham's oak," a little to the West of the carriage road just before it enters the outskirts of Hebron.

    E. W. G. Masterman


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ESHCOL (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.