DEUTERONOMY 1 with NUMBERS 36 [41.144 {152}]

Note: One of the following appears to be true concerning this document: either Deuteronomy begins with what is commonly called Numbers 36:13, and not Deuteronomy 1:1; or part of Numbers and Deuteronomy are on the same scroll.

Numbers 36:13, Deuteronomy 1:1-17 [41.144 {152} Top Fragment]

Numbers 36:13 These are the commandments and the ordinances which the LORD commanded to the sons of Israel through Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan in the wilderness opposite Jericho.

Deuteronomy 1:1 These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel across the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel and Laban and Hazeroth and Dizahab.

2 It is eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea.

3 And it came about in the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel, according to all that the LORD had commanded him to give to them,

4 after he had defeated Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth and Edrei.

5 Across the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to expound this law, saying,

6 "The LORD our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, `You have stayed long enough at this mountain.

7 `Turn and set your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites, and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negev and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.

8 `See, I have placed the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to them and their descendants after them.'

9 "And I spoke to you at that time, saying, `I am not able to bear the burden of you alone.

10 `The LORD your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.

11 `May the LORD, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand-fold more than you are, and bless you, just as He has promised you!

12 `How can I alone bear the load and burden of you and your strife?

13 `Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.'

14 "And you answered me and said, `The thing which you have said to do is good.'

15 "So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and appointed them heads over you, leaders of thousands, and leaders% of hundreds, and% leaders% of fifties and leaders% of tens, and officers for your tribes.

16 "Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, `Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and you% judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him.

17 `You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'

Deuteronomy 1:22 [41.144 {152} Center Fragment]

22 "Then all of you approached me and said, `Let us send men before us, that they may search out the land for us, and bring back to us word of the way by which we should go up, and the cities which we shall enter into% them%.'

Deuteronomy 1:33-39 [41.144 {152} Bottom fragment]

32 "But for all this, you did not trust the LORD your God,

33 who goes before you on your way, to seek out a place for you to encamp, in fire by night and cloud by day, to show you the way in which you should go.

34 "Then the LORD heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying,

35 `Not one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to give your fathers,

36 except Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him and to his sons I will give the land on which he has set foot, because he has followed the LORD fully.'

37 "The LORD was angry with me also on your account, saying, `Not even you shall enter there.

38 `Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter there; encourage him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.

39 `Moreover, your little ones who you said would become a prey, and your sons, who this day have no knowledge of good or evil, shall enter there, and I will give it to them, and they shall possess it.

Key to the English Text Reconstructions

SIMILARITIES: Regular = MT yes, DSS yes; Italics = MT yes, DSS probable; Small Type = MT yes, DSS hole

DIFFERENCES: Italics/Bold (Blue) = MT yes, DSS no; Underline/Bold (Red) = DSS yes, MT no; Underline (Purple) = DSS probable, MT no

OTHER: .... = blank space, apparently with no writing; $ = present in NASB, but missing in MT; % = correction of NASB to make it reflect MT; Phrase in {brackets} = explanation.

ABBREVIATIONS: MT = Masoretic Text (1,000 years old); DSS = Dead Sea Scrolls (2,000 years old); NASB = New American Standard Bible, a literal English Bible translation