13:2 “Send out men to investigate 1 the land of Canaan, which I am giving 2 to the Israelites. You are to send one man from each ancestral tribe, 3 each one a leader among them.”
1 tn The imperfect tense with the conjunction is here subordinated to the preceding imperative to form the purpose clause. It can thus be translated “send…to investigate.”
2 tn The participle here should be given a future interpretation, meaning “which I am about to give” or “which I am going to give.”
3 tn Heb “one man one man of the tribe of his fathers.”
4 sn Zin is on the southern edge of the land, but Rehob is far north, near Mount Hermon. The spies covered all the land.
5 tn The idiom uses the infinitive construct: “to enter Hamath,” meaning, “on the way that people go to Hamath.”