3820582172Bradford tells of the expedition returning to Cape Cod with Indian corn for the Pilgrims: “And so, like the men from Eshcol, carried with them of the fruits of the land and showed their brethren; of which, and their return, they were marvelously glad and their hearts encouraged.” NUMBERS 13:17-27 records Moses sent spies into the land of Canaan to “see what the land [was] like” (v. 18) and ordered them to “bring some of the fruit of the land” (v. 20). When “they came to the Valley of Eshcol,” they “cut down a branch with one cluster of grapes” (v. 23) and when the spies returned, they said, “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit” (v. 27).

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