and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah to the western sea, Bible other translations

“and all the land of Judah to the western sea.” From Mount Nebo it is impossible to see in detail the places listed here in Deuteronomy 34:1-3. God could have shown Moses all that land by augmenting what Moses saw by revelation, or what Moses saw was the horizons of those places, where they were generally located in the Promised Land across the Jordan from where Moses was. While it is true that the atmosphere would have been clearer in Moses’ time than it is now, the western mountains in the Promised Land would have blocked the view of the territory that was beyond them.

Commentary for: Deuteronomy 34:2