Josh 8:30-35 Altar on Mt Ebal Blessing Mt Gerizim Curse Mt Ebal

Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to Yehowah Elohey Yisrael, as commanded by Moses

30 Now Joshua built an altar to the LORD God of Israel in Mount Ebal, 31 as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the Book of the Law of Moses: "an altar of whole stones over which no man has wielded an iron tool." And they offered on it burnt offerings to the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.

 

Copy of the Law of Moses written on the Altar on Mount Ebal

32 And there, in the presence of the children of Israel, he wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written.

 

People positioned for the Blessing and the Law

33 Then all Israel, with their elders and officers and judges, stood on either side of the ark before the priests, the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, the stranger as well as he who was born among them. Half of them were in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel.

 

Words of the Law read to all the people, the Blessings, and the Cursings

34 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and the cursings, according to all that is written in the Book of the Law. 35 There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded which Joshua did not read before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, the little ones, and the strangers who were living among them. NKJV

 

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Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to Yehowah Elohey Yisrael, as commanded by Moses

Y   30 Now Joshua built an altar to the LORD God of Israel in Mount Ebal, 31 as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the Book of the Law of Moses: "an altar of whole stones over which no man has wielded an iron tool." And they offered on it burnt offerings to the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings. [Joshua 8:30-31, Deuteronomy 11:29-32, 27:4-8, 12-13]

Copy of the Law of Moses written on the Altar on Mount Ebal

Y   32 And there, in the presence of the children of Israel, he wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written. [Joshua 8:32, Deuteronomy 27:8]

People positioned for the Blessing and the Law

Y   33 Then all Israel, with their elders and officers and judges, stood on either side of the ark before the priests, the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, the stranger as well as he who was born among them. Half of them were in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel. [Joshua 8:33, Deuteronomy 27:11-13]

Words of the Law read to all the people, the Blessings, and the Cursings

Y   34 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and the cursings, according to all that is written in the Book of the Law. 35 There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded which Joshua did not read before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, the little ones, and the strangers who were living among them. [Joshua 8:34-35, Deuteronomy 27:14-26, 28:1-14, 15-68]