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13:14 From the tribe of Naphtali, Nachbi son of Vafsi.
Lemateh Naftali Nachbi ben-Vafsi.
13:15 From the tribe of Gad, Geu'el son of Makhi.
Lemateh Gad Ge'u'el ben-Machi.
13:16 These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land. [However,] Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the [new] name Joshua (Yehoshua).
Eleh shmot ha'anashim asher-shalach Moshe latur et-ha'arets vayikra Moshe le-Hoshea bin-Nun Yehoshua.


  Or Vofsi.

Moses gave Hoshea...
  Some say that Moses renamed him Joshua earlier, when he first became Moses' servant, so the name Joshua is used earlier in Exodus 17:9, etc. (Rashbam; Chizzkuni). Others say that his true name was Joshua, but he used the anonym Hoshea because he would be passing dangerously near Amalekite territory (Chizzkuni). Other sources, however, indicate that he was given the name of Joshua at this time (Rashi; Ralbag), but the Torah uses the name Joshua earlier because this became his final name (Sforno).

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