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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
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    @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
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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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    @YehudaW Apparently, many people at that time were physically strong at age 80 and, frequently, beyond that. Kaleb, also, when he was 80 said himself that he had as much energy at 80 as he had at 40. I guess they didn't eat as much kishke in those days as we do ;-) – DanF Jun 12 '15 at 20:00

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