Caleb was in the Exodus with Moses, Aaron and Joshua. He was one of the twelve spies sent to scout the land of Canaan. He gave an honest report, as did Joshua, and was granted entrance to the promised land later. When Israel entered Canaan forty years later, Caleb was granted by Joshua, the area around the city of Hebron, for his faithfulness.

Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him a son named Hur. Caleb promised the hand of his daughter Achsah in marriage to any Israelite who would conquer Debir, and Othniel won the battle. Caleb is found in the Books of Joshua, Judges, Numbers, Deuteronomy, 1 Samuel, and 1 Chronicles.

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