And why did Yehoshua and Calev make specifically this statement here?


Ramban and Seforno: To counter the Spies' claim "Eretz Ocheles Yoshvehah Hi"; to stress that 1 not only was it not a land that kills its inhabitants, but that it was a land flowing with milk and honey (Ramban).


Seforno: Yes it was a land that flowed with milk and honey (Pasuk 8) but its goodness was absolute - it did not kill its inhabitants.

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