Eshcol
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Eshcol

bunch of grapes

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Eshcol

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

ATS Bible Dictionary
Eshcol

1. An Amorite prince near Hebron, who joined Abraham in Pursuing the eastern host who had ravaged Sodom and taken Lot captive, Genesis 14:13-14.

2. The small and well-watered valley from which the Hebrew spies obtained the specimen of grapes, which they suspended from a staff borne by two men for safe carriage to Moses, Numbers 13:22-27 32:9 De 1:24. This valley is believed to be one which closely adjoins Hebron on the north, and still furnishes the finest grapes in the country, as well as pomegranates, figs, olives etc.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bunch; brave.

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

(2.) A valley in which the spies obtained a fine cluster of grapes (Numbers 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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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).

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; Numbers 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

Strong's Hebrew
812. Eshkol -- an Amorite, also a region of Hebron
... 811, 812. Eshkol. 813 . an Amorite, also a region of Hebron. Transliteration:
Eshkol Phonetic Spelling: (esh-kole') Short Definition: Eshcol. ... Eshcol. ...
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Library

Afraid of Giants
... And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one
cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon staff; and they brought ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/afraid of giants.htm

Foretastes of the Heavenly Life
... sent twelve men as spies into the land of Canaan, who brought back with them the
fruit of the land, amongst the rest a bunch of grapes from Eshcol too heavy to ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 45 1899/foretastes of the heavenly life.htm

The Story of the Grapes from Canaan
... They named the place where they found this bunch of grapes Eshcol, a word which
means "a cluster." These twelve men were called "spies," because they went "to ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of the grapes.htm

The Report of the Hebrew Spies
... When they came to the valley of Eshcol, they cut down from there a branch with one
cluster of grapes and brought it away on a pole carried by two men. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the report of the hebrew.htm

Chapter xiv
... And a fugitive came and told Abram, the man from across the river, who was dwelling
by the terebinths of Mamre, the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol and Aner ...
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"Alas for Us, if Thou Wert All, and Nought Beyond, O Earth"
... upon earth? Is Canaan ours from Dan to Beersheba, and shall we eat no
fruit from Eshcol's vine on this side of Jordan? Shall we ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/alas for us if thou.htm

The Waters of Meribah
... This is all that we have got by reassembling here.' Do we not often feel that
the drought of Kadesh is more real than the grapes of Eshcol? ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the waters of meribah.htm

Abraham
... Lot his nephew, Abimelech, Aner, Eshcol, Mamre, and others, seem to have
known whom Abraham meant when he spoke of the Almighty God. ...
/.../kingsley/the gospel of the pentateuch/sermon v abraham.htm

The Ancestral Home
... For twice the length of your life and mine he had sat in the bower of the
promises, plucking the round, ripe clusters of Eshcol. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/fagg/forty years in south china/i the ancestral home.htm

The Early Welcome and the First Ministers of the King
... Those recorded are but a small proportion of those done. There were more grapes
in the vineyards of Eshcol than the messengers brought in evidence to the camp. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/the early welcome and the.htm

Thesaurus
Eshcol (6 Occurrences)
... (2.) A valley in which the spies obtained a fine cluster of grapes (Numbers 13:23,
24; "the brook Eshcol, " AV; "the ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ESHCOL (1). ...
/e/eshcol.htm - 10k

Cluster (6 Occurrences)
... close body. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CLUSTER. klus'-ter: (1) 'eshkol;
compare proper name VALE OF ESHCOL. (which see), from ...
/c/cluster.htm - 10k

Vine (76 Occurrences)
... The men sent out by Moses brought with them from the Valley of Eshcol a cluster
of grapes so large that "they bare it between two upon a staff" (Numbers 13: 23 ...
/v/vine.htm - 46k

Hebron (71 Occurrences)
... (1.) A city in the south end of the valley of Eshcol, about midway between Jerusalem
and Beersheba, from which it is distant about 20 miles in a straight line. ...
/h/hebron.htm - 41k

Aner (3 Occurrences)
... Hebrew. Now he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol,
and brother of Aner; and these were allies of Abram. ...
/a/aner.htm - 8k

Grapes (74 Occurrences)
... Numbers 13:23 They came to the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch
with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it on a staff between two; they ...
/g/grapes.htm - 31k

Mamre (10 Occurrences)
... Hebrew. Now he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol,
and brother of Aner; and these were allies of Abram. ...
/m/mamre.htm - 16k

Valley (187 Occurrences)
... (3.) Ge, "a bursting," a "flowing together," a narrow glen or ravine, such as the
valley of the children of Hinnom (2 Kings 23:10); of Eshcol (Deuteronomy 1:24 ...
/v/valley.htm - 75k

Thence (152 Occurrences)
... Numbers 13:23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a
branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff ...
/t/thence.htm - 37k

Brook (75 Occurrences)
... Numbers 13:23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a
branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff ...
/b/brook.htm - 45k

Concordance
Eshcol (6 Occurrences)

Genesis 14:13
One who had escaped came and told Abram, the Hebrew. Now he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were allies of Abram.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 14:24
I will accept nothing from you except that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their portion."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 13:23
They came to the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it on a staff between two; they brought also of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 13:24
That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the children of Israel cut down from there.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 32:9
For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which Yahweh had given them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 1:24
and they turned and went up into the hill country, and came to the valley of Eshcol, and spied it out.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Eshcol

Eshcol: A Valley or Brook Near Hebron

Eshcol: An Amorite, and Ally of Abraham

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