By reading Deuteronomy and Joshua in their canonical sequence and applying the framework of a three-stage accession process, the ceremony at Mount Ebal (Josh 8:30–35) emerges as the confirmation of Joshua as Moses’s successor. After describing Joshua’s designation (Josh 1) and demonstration (Josh 3–8), this study argues that his confirmation is specifically as the legitimate interpreter of Moses’s tôrāh.
Nathan Chambers; Confirming Joshua as the Interpreter of Israel’s “Tôrāh”: The Narrative Role of Joshua 8:30–35. Bulletin for Biblical Research 1 January 2015; 25 (2): 141–153. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/26371268
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