MOUNT NEBO: From the same place Elijah was taken up
(2Ki 2:5,8,11). Cp transfiguration, at same place (Mat 17).
THE NEGEV AND THE WHOLE REGION...: Moses' eye not dim
(v 7). On a clear day, such a view is still possible. Through the same
atmosphere, Phoenicians can often see Cyprus in the Mediterranean (LB
Vv 4-6: Death of Moses: Entering Palestine repr salvation.
Moses repr the Law. As Moses could not bring the Jews into the Promised Land, so
the Law of Moses could not bring salvation (Rom 7). Only faith in the Abrahamic
covenant, through Jesus/Joshua (Num 14:24) could do that!
Cp Deu 18:15,18. No prophet since (Joshua) has been like
Moses, knowing God face to face.