And Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who spied out the land, tore their clothes and said to all the congregation of the Israelites, "The land that we went through is an exceedingly good land. If the LORD is pleased with us, he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey. Only, do not rebel against the LORD; and do not fear the people of the land, for they are no more than bread for us; their protection is removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them," But the whole congregation threatened to stone them. (Numbers 14:6-10)

At the end of Exodus when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt he sent twelve spies to reconnoitre the Land of Canaan. Joshua and Caleb were among these and shared a confidence that God would give the Land of Canaan to the Congregation of Israel. Joshua's faith in God is demonstrated by his conviction that, with the support of God, they shall be able to drive the present inhabitants of Canaan out.

Works Cited and Consulted

Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.