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Moses, Blessing of/Song of
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Immediately before his death (Deut 34), Moses composed a tract on the apostasy, punishment, and repentance of Israel (Deut 32), called a “song” in its literary setting (Deut 31:19, etc.), and blessed the tribes of Israel (Deut 33), which were to cross the Jordan and enter the promised land after his death. The literary core of the blessing comprises tribal sayings (Deut 33:6–25) that go back to the preexilic period (except for the Levi section). They have been framed by vv. 2–5 and 26–2…

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Otto, Eckart, “Moses, Blessing of/Song of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14517>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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