The Canaan Spies and the Forty Years
(Were women and Levites exempt from the decree?)
by Wayne D. Turner
From BibleTrack
Copyright 2004-2008

By considering several passages of scripture, here is what we may conclude about the spies who went into Canaan and the decree from God after their return:

Based upon these scriptures, I think we can conclude that the decree of dying in the wilderness applied only to men above twenty years of age from the twelve tribes, and probably did not include women or Levites.