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JEPHUNNEH (jē-fŭn'ĕ, Heb. yephunneh, it will be prepared)

The father of Caleb, one of the twelve spies. He was from the tribe of Judah (Num.13.6).A son of Jether, an Asherite (1Chr.7.38).

2. A son of Jether; an Asherite (1 Chron 7:38).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(yephunneh, meaning uncertain):

(1) Father of Caleb (Nu 13:6; 14:6,30, etc.).

According to Nu 13:6, he was of the tribe of Judah; according to 32:12; Jos 14:6, a Kenizzite; the Kenizzites were incorporated in Judah (compare 1Ch 4:13-15).

(2) A son of Jether, an Asherite (1Ch 7:38).