||the Negev, the flat plain, and the valley of Jericho, city of dates, as far as Tzoar.
Ve'et-haNegev ve'et-hakikar bik'at Yerecho ir hatmarim ad-Tsoar.
||God said to him, 'This is the land regarding which I made an oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants.' I have let you see it with your own eyes, but you will not cross [the river] to enter it.'
Vayomer Adonay elav zot ha'arets asher nishbati le-Avraham le-Yitschak ule-Ya'akov lemor lezar'acha etnenah her'iticha ve'eyneycha veshamah lo ta'avor.
||It was there in the land of Moab that God's servant Moses died at God's word.
Vayamot sham Moshe eved-Adonay be'erets Moav al-pi Adonay.
Kikar in Hebrew. See Genesis 13:10.
|city of dates|
Or, 'city of palm trees.' See Judges 1:16.
See Genesis 13:10, 19:22.
During his entire lifetime (Ralbag) and even in death (Ibn Ezra). He was not called this until after he had died (Bachya). Cf. Joshua 1:1.
There is a dispute in the Talmud as to whether this was written by Joshua, or prophetically by Moses (Bava Bathra 15a; Sifri; Rashi). See Joshua 24:26.
|at God's word|
(Targum). Or, 'with God's mouth,' that is with the divine kiss (Sifri; Rashi; Moreh Nevukhim 3:51).