Death of Moses:
“Look: your death day arrives,” Yahweh said to Moses. “Summon
direct yourselves to the tent for encounter, so I may
appoint him.” Moses and Joshua go to the tent for encounter, as
down to the tent through the pillar of cloud. The pillar of cloud
covered the tent entrance.
appointed Joshua, son of Nun: “Summon strength and audacity, as you
will direct the children of Israel to the land I vowed — for I will
Moses ascends from the Moab valley to Mount Nebo in the direction
facing Jericho. There Yahweh reveals all the land, from Gilead to
Dan; then all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and now
all the land of Judah to the Western Sea; then the Negev, past the
oasis of palms this is Jericho, and out through the valley to Zoar.
“This is the
land I vowed to Abram, Isaac, and Jacob,” Yahweh said to him.
your seed I will give it’ were my words. It is revealed to your
eyes, though your body cannot follow.”
of Yahweh, died there, in Moab’s land, following Yahweh’s word.
Now he buries
him there, in the clay of Moab’s land, in a gorge facing Beth-peor:
no man has ever seen his grave, to this day.