1 The name of the valley near Hebron, in south-central Judea, from which spies sent by Moses brought back on a pole a cluster of grapes and some pomegranates and figs (Num 13:23-24). Although this fruit indicated a good land, their report of giants discouraged the people of Israel from entering the land (Num 32:9). 2 The brother of Mamre and Aner, Amorite allies of Abram, who helped the patriarch rescue Lot (Gen 14:13; Gen 14:24).
23And 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 al ... View more
9When they went up to the Wadi Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the hearts of the Israelites from going into the land that the Lord had given them.
13Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and of Aner; these were allies of ... View more
24I will take nothing but what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me—Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their share.”