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Caleb (Numbers 13:6)

「誠実な」や「忠実な」という美徳を表すヘブル語「犬」に由来する。旧約では、カレブはモーセがカナンの地を探りに行かせた12人のスパイの1人である。 モーセがエジプトから導き出したイスラエル人の中で、カレブとヨシュアだけが、心から主に従ったため、約束の地カナンをみることができた。

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