The true adventure hides in history, unwritten…

After four hundred dark years of slavery in Egypt, Moses leads his tribe home.

Having crossed the desert wilderness of the Sinai Peninsula, overcome danger, thirst, and hunger, the nation of Israel stands on the doorstep of the Promised Land. Two and a half million people, including a powerful army of more than six hundred thousand trained soldiers, are camped at Kadesh-Barnea, torn between excitement and trepidation for what lies ahead.

For Moses, it should be an easy decision: lead the Israelites straight to Canaan, the land of milk and honey promised to them by God. But his people are tired, rebellious, and fearful to face their ancient enemy, the pagan Canaanite tribes. So Moses sends twelve warriors on a forty-day mission to explore the land.

This dangerous trek, so meagrely depicted in the Bible, forms the central adventure of The Twelve Spies of Moses. Rich in historical and geographical detail, and vivid with descriptions of the commerce, gastronomy, and rituals of the era, The Twelve Spies of Moses is full of narrow escapes, human tragedy, and political intrigue. It is the story of a hero, Joshua, whose terrifying obstacles bring Bible passages to life—and reveal the essence of Judeo-Christianity in all its grit and glory.