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Num 13 and 14 discuss the spies sent by Moses to asses the land, among them Joshua and Caleb. Josh 14:7 says that Caleb was 40 when he was sent as a spy. How old was Joshua at the time of the spies (giants/grasshoppers) venture?

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    I edited a bit of context in to your question. Feel free to roll it back if it is unsatisfactory! – Baby Seal Jun 11 '15 at 12:27
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Sefer Hadoros & Zemach David says Yehoshua was born in 2406 and the story of the Meraglim was in 2449, making him 43 years old.

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    So, 40 years later, when he was a military leader enering the land, he was over 80 years of age. – Yehuda W Jun 11 '15 at 14:13
  • @YehudaW: Yes he was over 80 when they entered Eretz Yisrael. – Gershon Gold Jun 11 '15 at 14:23
  • @YehudaW They entered the land in 2488 making him 82 years old. He died in 2516 at 110. – sabbahillel Jun 11 '15 at 15:55
  • 82 is old for a military leader. How authoritative are Sefer Hadoros & Zemach David? – Yehuda W Jun 11 '15 at 16:49
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    Moshe Rabbeini was 80 when he led the Jews out of Egypt. – HaLeiVi Jun 11 '15 at 16:58

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