(1.) A young Amoritish chief who joined Abraham
in the recovery of Lot
from the hands of Chedorlaomer
(Gen. 14:13, 24
(2.) A valley
in which the spies
obtained a fine cluster of grapes (Num. 13:23, 24
; "the brook
Eshcol," A.V.; "the valley of Eshcol," R.V.), which they took back with them to the camp
as a specimen of the fruits of the Promised Land. On
their way back they explored the route which led into the south
(the Negeb) by the western edge of the mountains at Telilat el-'Anab, i.e., "grape-mounds", near Beersheba.
"In one of these extensive valleys, perhaps in Wady Hanein, where miles of grape-mounds even now meet the eye,
they cut the gigantic clusters of grapes, and gathered the pomegranates and figs, to show how goodly was the land which the Lord
had promised for their inheritance.", Palmer's Desert
of the Exodus.