ESHCOL (ĕsh'kŏl, Heb. ’eshkōl, cluster)
An Amorite who lived in Hebron and who helped Abram defeat King Kedorlaomer and his forces and bring back Lot and his family (Gen.14.13, Gen.14.24).A valley near Hebron. The men sent by Moses to spy out the land found a cluster of grapes here that they carried back to the people (Num.13.23-Num.13.24).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(’eshkol, "cluster"; Eschol):
The brother of Mamre and Aner, the Amorite allies of Abraham who took part with him in the pursuit and defeat of Chedorlaomer’s forces (Ge 14:13,14). He lived in the neighborhood of Hebron (Ge 13:18), and may have given his name to the valley of Eshcol, which lay a little North of Hebron (Nu 13:23).
(’eshkol; Pharagx botruos), "a cluster of grapes":
The spies came to Hebron "and they came unto the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes" (Nu 13:23,14; 32:9; De 1:24). It was a valley near Hebron rich in vineyards. Fruitful vineyards are still the most characteristic feature of the environs of Hebron, especially on the North. No particular valley can be identified, though popular tradition favors the wide and fertile valley, near the traditional site of "Abraham’s oak," a little to the West of the carriage road just before it enters the outskirts of Hebron.