This week's Haftorah relates the story of Yehoshua sending Kalev and
Pinchas to spy out Yericho, their encounter with Rachav, and their report
confirming the fear of Yericho's inhabitants. The connection to our Parsha
is obvious, however the outcome of this "second mission" was far different
than the first one 38 years earlier. The year was 2488 -1273 b.c.e.