The Book of Deuteronomy (דברים – “Devarim”) was recited to Israel on Mt. Nebo just before the people of Israel entered the land of Israel. Moses’s work in this age has been completed. Joshua would lead Israel into the Promised Land. Since the specific date was given – first day of the eleventh month of the 40th year – we know that it would be only 70 days before Israel would cross the Jordan River and begin the conquest.
God commanded Israel to “go in and possess” the land. To do this they would have to dispossess the Canaanites who were already there. Moses declared,
“Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.” [Read more…]