THE ISRAELITES have traveled to the border of the Promised Land. Now it’s time to show the people a taste of what Yahweh has in store.
Twelve spies, representing the twelve tribes, are sent into Canaan, and they bring back a report of a land “flowing with milk and honey”. But ten of the twelve are quick to add that the inhabitants are as giants–Anakim, descendants of the Nephilim. How is that possible, if the giants of Genesis 6 were destroyed in the flood?
We discuss the post-Flood incursion of giants, yet more rebellion by the Israelites, and God’s decision to make His people wait a full generation to cross the Jordan River.