Another source of chagrin is the suspicion that even the present P-redactionof the Moses story is not a prime source, but conceals and omits certaindetails widely known at the time. The burial on Mount Nebo (Deut.34:1-6) and the hint of a Mosaic origin for the Danite priesthood are passingallusions to stories now lost. To what extent would they shift thecenter of our search for the historical Moses to Transjordan and theJordan Valley? It is sometimes maintained that, of all the Israelitetribes,


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