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Among all the people we saw men of stature and there we saw the Nephilìms, children of Anàq; compared to the Nephilìms, in our eyes, we were like locusts and such we were in their eyes. The scouts thus show their fear by saying that they met men of non-common “size and stature”, insomuch extraordinary as to be worth special reporting. The scouts report that in the Anaqìms' eyes - those belonging to the Nephilìms' ancestry - Moses' people must have looked “like locusts”, since they felt this way when standing before those individuals. Of course, the comparison with locusts could not refer to the number, which in this case would be for the benefit of Israelites, but to the size: this was the reason for the fear that gripped the messengers. The scouts then concluded the report by affirming that these extraordinary people were much stronger than they were. We find the same event in Deuteronomy. In Aravà, beyond the Jordan, Moses addresses a speech to the people recalling the events that occurred during the pilgrimage in the desert, and also evokes the occasion when Israelites rebelled against the will of their leader Elohìm. In Deut 1:28 we read that the people were complaining and not willing to proceed in the conquest of Canaan, claiming: 61

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