We are already up to the letter C in our blogging through the alphabet series. This week we are going to be looking at Claudia and Caleb.
There is not much about Claudia in the Bible. She is mentioned in 2 Timothy 4. What we do know is she was a Christian and she knew Timothy. She was most likely in Rome where Paul was imprisoned. Some historians believe she was married to Pudens (who is also mentioned in 2 Timothy 4) while others believe she was Pilate’s wife. While we don’t know much about her, I have a strong feeling we will meet her in Heaven one day.
2 Timothy 4:21 ~ Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
Caleb: “bold; impetuous, a dog”
We learn about Caleb in the book of Numbers and Joshua. Caleb was sent, by Moses and along with eleven others, to be a spy. When he came back, he told Moses all about the giants and honey and fruit. He told the truth while ten of the others lied. Side note- remember the Sunday School song “Twelve men went to spy on Canaan, ten were bad and two were good.”
The two men who were “good” were Joshua and Caleb. Caleb believed that they could take possession of the land.
Numbers 13:30 ~ And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
Numbers 14: 6-9 ~ And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land. If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not.
Because of Caleb’s faithfulness, the Lord brought him out of Egypt with Joshua. Also, in his old age, Caleb received an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Joshua 14:13-14 ~ And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance. Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel.
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