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Bible

The Kanaan (biblical name for Palestine), called the "Promised Land," had to be replaced by the Israelites conquer or colonize twice. This was done under Abraham, the progenitor of Israel (and by the way also the Arab) about 2000 to 1900 and under Moses after forty years desert migration about 1300 to 1200 v. Chr. The historical research is not in agreement as to whether the two persons actually lived, or rather are just legendary figures. In any case, Moses died after reaching the destination without entering it. At the frontier, Moses was commanded by Yahweh to seek out the land of Canaan, which he intended for the Israelites. There they came near Hebron to a wadi (Wildbachtal). This is in the book Numbers as follows (13:22 ff): It was just the time of the first grapes. When they reached the valley of Eshkol, they cut off a vine with a bunch of grapes, which they carried by two on a pole, as well as some pomegranates and figs. The grape (Hebrew Eschkol = grape) must therefore have had huge proportions.

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