Numbers 13:26

26 And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at 1Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.

Numbers 13:26 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 13:26

And they went, and came to Moses, and to Aaron
They proceeded on their journey from Eshcol, till they came to the camp of Israel; and as soon as they came there, went directly to Moses and to Aaron, before they went into their own tents, as Aben Ezra observes:

and to all the congregation of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran,
to Kadesh;
that is, Kadeshbarnea, as appears from ( Joshua 14:7 ) ; called for brevity's sake Kadesh; but is by some thought to be different from the Kadesh in ( Numbers 20:1 ) ; to which the Israelites came not until thirty eight years after this time: this Kadesh was in the wilderness of Paran, and the same with Rithmah, or was near it, where the Israelites were now encamped, and had remained all the time the spies were gone: the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan call this place Rekem, as they do in ( Genesis 16:14 ) ;

and brought back word unto them, and to all the congregation:
to Moses and Aaron, and the principal heads of the body of the people assembled together: to these they related an account of their tour through the land of Canaan, what they had met with, and what observations they had made, agreeably to the instructions that had been given them when they set out:

and showed them the fruit of the land;
which they had brought with them, the bunch of grapes, pomegranates, and figs.

Numbers 13:26 In-Context

24 That place was called the Valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster that the people of Israel cut down from there.
25 At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land.
26 And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.
27 And they told him, "We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
28 However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Numbers 20:1, 16; Numbers 32:8; Numbers 33:36; Deuteronomy 1:19; Joshua 14:6, 7