One of those sent by Moses to search the land of Canaan in the second year after the Exodus. He and Joshua alone brought back a true report of the land (Num. 13:6, 30; 14:6–38). They alone of all who had left Egypt survived the forty years in the wilderness (Num. 26:65; 32:12; Deut. 1:36) and entered Canaan (Josh. 14:6–14; 15:13–19).