31:14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “The day of your death is near. Summon Joshua and present yourselves in the tent 1 of meeting 2 so that I can commission him.” 3 So Moses and Joshua presented themselves in the tent of meeting.
31:23 and the Lord 4 commissioned Joshua son of Nun, “Be strong and courageous, for you will take the Israelites to the land I have promised them, and I will be with you.” 5
2 tn Heb “tent of assembly” (מוֹעֵד אֹהֶל, ’ohel mo’ed); this is not always the same as the tabernacle, which is usually called מִשְׁכָּן (mishkan, “dwelling-place”), a reference to its being invested with God’s presence. The “tent of meeting” was erected earlier than the tabernacle and was the place where Yahweh occasionally appeared, especially to Moses (cf. Exod 18:7-16; 33:7-11; Num 11:16, 24, 26; 12:4).
3 tn Heb “I will command him.”
4 tn Heb “he.” Since the pronoun could be taken to refer to Moses, the referent has been specified as “the
5 tc The LXX reads, “as the