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Joshua 1:1-3 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

I. Conquest of Canaan

Chapter 1

Divine Promise of Assistance. After Moses, the servant of the Lord, had died, the Lord said to Moses’ aide Joshua, son of Nun: [a]Moses my servant is dead. So now, you and the whole people with you, prepare to cross the Jordan to the land that I will give the Israelites. Every place where you set foot I have given you, as I promised Moses.

Footnotes:

  1. 1:2–9 The beginning of the Book of Joshua strongly emphasizes the credentials of Joshua as Moses’ worthy successor (vv. 2, 3, 4, 7; cf. v. 17; 3:7; 4:14; 5:15). The movement Joshua leads, whereby the Israelites take possession of the land of Canaan, is thus made continuous with the exodus from Egypt, even though (except for Joshua and Caleb) the generation that left Egypt under Moses’ leadership has died out (5:4, 6), and the people who will make the land of Canaan the land of Israel are a new generation. Thus the book is at pains to establish the continuity between exodus and conquest.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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