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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCALEB
ka'-leb (kalebh; in the light of the cognate Syriac and Arabic words, the meaning is not "dog," which is kelebh, in Hebrew, but "raging with canine madness"; Chaleb): As a person, Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, occurs in the story of the spies (Numbers 13). He represents the tribe of Judah as its prince (Numbers 13:6; compare Numbers 13:2). While the majority of the men sent out by Moses bring back evil report, Caleb and Hoshea, or Joshua, the son of Nun, are the only ones to counsel the invasion of the promised land (Numbers 13:30; Numbers 14:6). Accordingly, these two alone are permitted to survive (Numbers 14:38; Numbers 32:12). Upon the conquest and distribution of the land by Joshua, Caleb reminds the leader of the promise made by God through Moses, and so he receives Hebron as an inheritance for himself and his descendants (Joshua 14:6-15), after driving out from thence the Anakim who were in possession of the city (Joshua 15:14). In the parallel account in Judges 1:8, the dispossession of the Canaanite inhabitants of Hebron is ascribed to Judah (Judges 1:10). Both accounts agree in mentioning Othniel, a younger brother of Caleb, as the conqueror of Kiriath-sepher or Debir; as his reward he receives the hand of Achsah, Caleb's daughter. Achsah is given by her father a portion of the Southland; but, upon request, she obtains a more fruitful locality with upper and nether springs (Joshua 15:15-19 Judges 1:12-15).
Strong's Hebrew3614. Kalibbo -- descendant of Caleb
... descendant of Caleb. Transliteration: Kalibbo or Kalebi Phonetic Spelling:
(kaw-lib-bo') Short Definition: Calebite. ... of Caleb NASB Word Usage Calebite (1). ...
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4343. Makbenah -- a descendant of Caleb
4089. Madmannah -- a city in S. Judah, also a descendant of Caleb
4337. Mesha -- "deliverance," a son of Caleb
715. Ardon -- a son of Caleb
2771b. Charan -- son of Caleb
3475. Yesher -- "uprightness," a son of Caleb
4162. Motsa -- a son of Caleb, also a descendant of Saul
5277. Naam -- a son of Caleb
8647. Tirchanah -- a child of Caleb
Caleb --A Green Old Age
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Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryCaleb
Smith's Bible DictionaryCaleb
ATS Bible DictionaryCaleb
1. Son of Jephunneh, of the tribe of Judah, who was sent, with one man from each of the other tribes, to search out the promised land, Numbers 13:1-14:45. Of all the twelve, Caleb and Joshua acted the part of true and faithful men; and they only, of all the grown men of Israel, were permitted to enter Canaan, Numbers 14:6-24,38 26:65. He was one of the princes appointed to divide the conquered territory among the tribes, Numbers 34:19. Hebron was given to him as a reward of his fidelity, according to the promise of God, De 1:36 Joshua 14:1-15. Though eighty-five years old, he still retained his vigor, and soon drove out the Anakim from his inheritance. He gave a portion also with his daughter Achsah to Othniel his nephew, who had earned the reward by his valor in the capture of Debir, Joshua 15:13-19 21:12. This region was for some time called by his name, 1 Samuel 30:14.
2. Son of Hor, whose children people the country about Bethlehem, etc., 1 Chronicles 2:50-55.
Easton's Bible DictionaryA dog.
(1.) One of the three sons of Hezron of the tribe of Judah. He is also called Chelubai (1 Chronicles 2:9). His descendants are enumerated (18-20, 42-49).
(2.) A "son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah" (1 Chronicles 2:50). Some would read the whole passage thus: "These [i.e., the list in ver. 42-49] were the sons of Caleb. The sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, were Shobal, etc." Thus Hur would be the name of the son and not the father of Caleb (ver. 19).
(3.) The son of Jephunneh (Numbers 13:6; 32:12; Joshua 14:6, 14). He was one of those whom Moses sent to search the land in the second year after the Exodus. He was one of the family chiefs of the tribe of Judah. He and Joshua the son of Nun were the only two of the whole number who encouraged the people to go up and possess the land, and they alone were spared when a plague broke out in which the other ten spies perished (Numbers 13; 14). All the people that had been numbered, from twenty years old and upward, perished in the wilderness except these two. The last notice we have of Caleb is when (being then eighty-five years of age) he came to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal, after the people had gained possession of the land, and reminded him of the promise Moses had made to him, by virtue of which he claimed a certain portion of the land of Kirjath-arba as his inheritance (Joshua 14:6-15; 15:13-15; 21:10-12; 1 Samuel 25:2, 3; 30:14). He is called a "Kenezite" in Joshua 14:6,14. This may simply mean "son of Kenez" (Numbers 32:12). Some, however, read "Jephunneh, the son of Kenez," who was a descendant of Hezron, the son of Pharez, a grandson of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:5). This Caleb may possibly be identical with (2).
(4.) Caleb gave his name apparently to a part of the south country (1 Samuel 30:14) of Judah, the district between Hebron and Carmel, which had been assigned to him. When he gave up the city of Hebron to the priests as a city of refuge, he retained possession of the surrounding country (Joshua 21:11, 12; Comp. 1 Samuel 25:3).
ThesaurusCaleb (39 Occurrences)
... Some would read the whole passage thus: "These [ie, the list in ver.
42-49] were the sons of Caleb. The sons of Hur, the firstborn ...
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Caleb's (6 Occurrences)
Caleb-Ephrathah (1 Occurrence)
Caleb-Ephratah (1 Occurrence)
Caleb-Ephrath (1 Occurrence)
Jephunneh (16 Occurrences)
Jephun'neh (16 Occurrences)
Achsah (5 Occurrences)
Kenaz (11 Occurrences)
Othniel (7 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceCaleb (39 Occurrences)
Numbers 13:6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
Numbers 13:30 Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it."
Numbers 14:6 Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of those who spied out the land, tore their clothes:
Numbers 14:24 but my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed me fully, him will I bring into the land into which he went; and his seed shall possess it.
Numbers 14:30 surely you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore that I would make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
Numbers 14:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, remained alive of those men who went to spy out the land.
Numbers 26:65 For Yahweh had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. There was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
Numbers 32:12 except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua the son of Nun; because they have followed Yahweh completely.'
Numbers 34:19 These are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
Deuteronomy 1:36 save Caleb the son of Jephunneh: he shall see it; and to him will I give the land that he has trodden on, and to his children, because he has wholly followed Yahweh."
Joshua 14:6 Then the children of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal. Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know the thing that Yahweh spoke to Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning you in Kadesh Barnea.
Joshua 14:13 Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
Joshua 14:14 Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day; because he wholly followed Yahweh, the God of Israel.
Joshua 15:13 To Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of Yahweh to Joshua, even Kiriath Arba, named after the father of Anak (the same is Hebron).
Joshua 15:14 Caleb drove out the three sons of Anak: Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
Joshua 15:16 Caleb said, "He who strikes Kiriath Sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife."
Joshua 15:17 Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
Joshua 15:18 It happened, when she came, that she had him ask her father fore a field. She got off of her donkey, and Caleb said, "What do you want?"
Joshua 15:19 She named the child Ichabod, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel;" because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
Joshua 21:12 But they gave the fields of the city and its villages to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
Judges 1:10 And Caleb went against the Canaanites of Hebron: (now in earlier times Hebron was named Kiriath-arba:) and he put Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai to the sword.
Judges 1:12 Caleb said, "He who strikes Kiriath Sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife."
Judges 1:13 Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
Judges 1:14 It happened, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she alighted from off her donkey; and Caleb said to her, "What would you like?"
Judges 1:15 She said to him, "Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water." Then Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Judges 1:20 They gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had spoken: and he drove out there the three sons of Anak.
1 Samuel 25:3 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail; and the woman was of good understanding, and of a beautiful face: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.
1 Samuel 30:14 We made a raid on the South of the Cherethites, and on that which belongs to Judah, and on the South of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire."
1 Chronicles 2:9 The sons also of Hezron, who were born to him: Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.
1 Chronicles 2:18 Caleb the son of Hezron became the father of children of Azubah his wife, and of Jerioth; and these were her sons: Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon.
1 Chronicles 2:19 Azubah died, and Caleb took to him Ephrath, who bore him Hur.
1 Chronicles 2:24 After that Hezron was dead in Caleb Ephrathah, then Abijah Hezron's wife bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa.
1 Chronicles 2:42 The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
1 Chronicles 2:46 Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bore Haran, and Moza, and Gazez; and Haran became the father of Gazez.
1 Chronicles 2:48 Maacah, Caleb's concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.
1 Chronicles 2:49 She bore also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbena, and the father of Gibea; and the daughter of Caleb was Achsah.
1 Chronicles 2:50 These were the sons of Caleb, the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah: Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim,
1 Chronicles 4:15 The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the sons of Elah; and Kenaz.
1 Chronicles 6:56 but the fields of the city, and its villages, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
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