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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Parsha Shelach - The Spies Evil Report?!
The decree on the spies and their exact crime is a little more perplexing. Here’s exactly what they said in chapter 13, verse 27. “We arrived at the Land to which you sent us and indeed it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. But, the people that dwells in the Land is powerful, the cities are fortified and very great, and we also saw there the offspring of the giant. Amelek dwells in the area of the south; the Hittite, the Jebosite and the Amorite dwell on the mountain; and the Canaanite dwells by the Sea and on the bank of the
.” In verse 31 they state, “We cannot ascend to that people for it is too strong for us! The Land though which we have passed, to spy out, is a land that devours its inhabitants! All the people that we saw were huge! There we saw the Nephilim, the sons of the giant among Nephilim; we were like grasshoppers in our eyes, and we were in their eyes!” Jordan