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How come there is a contradiction in naming Caleb's father?

In numbers 13:6 it calls Caleb the son of Jephunnah but in Judges 3:9 it calls his younger brother Othniel the son of Kenaz?

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Actually Kenaz was Caleb's brother and Othniel was Caleb's nephew.

Joshua 15:16,17 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.

Judges 3:9 And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.

I hope you have found this helpful.

God bless,
Mike
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