Expedition Bible: Giants in the Land!

The scripture records the account of the twelve spies that were ordered to spend forty days examining the land in order to give a report of riches of the land in which God had given to them. The book of Numbers records the report of the spies.

27 And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.

Numbers 13:27–28 (ESV)

As a result of their efforts the twelve spies appeared to be able to agree on these facts. One, the land was flowing with milk and honey. Two, the people who resided in the land were strong and lived in fortified cities, and that there were giants in the land.

31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.” 32 So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. 33 And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”

Numbers 13:31–33 (ESV)

The ten spies were fearful that they would be crushed by the giants that occupied this land. God was seeking to teach them a lesson. God’s people would not be able to take the land by force because they were no match for them unless they entered the land with faith in the God who would fight for them and with them.

Some people challenge the historicity of the Bible seeking to discredit its message by explaining away the Giants recorded within its pages. While on an Israel trip I had the privilege of becoming acquainted with a biblical archeologist by the name of Joel Kramer. Recently he launched a website and youtube channel called “Expedition Bible.” Joel seeks to encourage believers in their faith in the scripture by demonstrating that archeological evidence reveals what biblical history records.

In one of his recordings he addresses the question: “Is their archeological evidence for giants residing in the land as the bible records?” I would recommend watching this video and subscribing to his channel and enjoying them with your family during your time of family worship.

Click the Link Below and Enjoy!

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