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The founding father of the Calebites, a distinct group of people in Judah. As a representative of Judah, Caleb functions in the spy tradition (Num 14) as the person who, along with Joshua, brought a positive report to the Israelites about the land available for conquest.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.