[b-hebrew] code names in Numbers 13

Yaakov Stein yaakov_s at rad.com
Sun Jun 29 04:07:26 EDT 2008

The names of the spies in Numbers 13 
(with the exception of the well-known Yehoshua and Caleb)
seem to be somewhat different than names encountered before
(e.g. the names of the princes earlier in Numbers).
They are mostly shorter, often end in Y (rather than )L or )B or $DY), 
and certainly more cryptic.
Two, in particular, hint at "secretness"  SODY and STUR.
Could these names be code names, like 007 ?
Or are these simply names of the younger generation ?
Yaakov (J) Stein

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