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|At the insistence of Bnai
Yisrael, and with G-d's permission, Moshe
sends 12 scouts, one from each tribe, to investigate Canaan.
Anticipating trouble, Moshe changes Hoshea's
name to Yehoshua, expressing a prayer that G-d
not let him fail in his mission.|
They return 40 days later, carrying unusually large fruit. When 10 of the 12 state that the people in Canaan are as formidable as the fruit, the men are discouraged. Calev and Yehoshua, the only two scouts still in favor of the invasion, try to bolster the people's spirit. The nation, howev