Numbers 13:25

25 At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land.

Numbers 13:25 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 13:25

And they returned from searching the land after forty days.
] The Targum of Jonathan adds, on the eighth day of the month Ab, which answers to part of July and part of August; so that this must be towards the latter end of July: some Jewish writers F11 say it was the ninth of Ab; hence the tradition, that it was decreed on the ninth of Ab concerning their fathers, that they should not enter into the land {l}.


F11 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 8. p. 24.
F12 Misn. Taanith, c. 4. sect. 7.

Numbers 13:25 In-Context

23 And they came to the Wadi Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them. They also brought some pomegranates and figs.
24 That place was called the Wadi Eshcol, because of the cluster that the Israelites 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 Israelites 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.
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