The local setting of all these discourses is in the land of Moab beyond the Jordan (cf v 5
), also known as the plains of Moab (Nm 36, 13
The Amorites and the Canaanites formed the principal part of the pre‐Israelite population of Palestine. The foothills: the
hills on the western slope of the Judean mountain range. The Arabah: the valley of the Jordan and the depression south of
the Dead Sea. The Negeb: the arid land in southern Palestine.
Carry you: cf v 31
In your tents: among yourselves.
Except Caleb: Joshua also was allowed to enter, but he is not referred to here because special mention is made of him in v 38
as the successor of Moses.
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