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Caleb(kā`lĕb), in the Bible, principal spy sent into Canaan, noted for his faithfulness to God. The name is mentioned elsewhere, apparently in connection with a clan inhabiting S ancient Palestine. An alternate form is Chelubai.
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faithfully followed God in exploration of Canaan. [O.T.: Numbers 14:24–25]
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