Joshua 8:31
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New International Version
as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses--an altar of uncut stones, on which no iron tool had been used. On it they offered to the LORD burnt offerings and sacrificed fellowship offerings.

King James Bible
As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.

Darby Bible Translation
as Moses the servant of Jehovah had commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which iron had not been lifted up. And they offered up burnt-offerings on it to Jehovah, and sacrificed peace-offerings.

World English Bible
as Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of uncut stones, on which no man had lifted up any iron. They offered burnt offerings on it to Yahweh, and sacrificed peace offerings.

Young's Literal Translation
as Moses, servant of Jehovah, commanded the sons of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses -- an altar of whole stones, over which he hath not waved iron -- and they cause to go up upon it burnt-offerings to Jehovah, and sacrifice peace-offerings;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Then Joshua built an altar - This was done in obedience to the express command of God, Deuteronomy 27:4-8 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

as it is

Joshua 8:34,25 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law...

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night...

2 Kings 14:6 But the children of the murderers he slew not: according to that which is written in the book of the law of Moses...

2 Kings 22:8 And Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD...

2 Chronicles 25:4 But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses, where the LORD commanded, saying...

2 Chronicles 35:12 And they removed the burnt offerings, that they might give according to the divisions of the families of the people...

Ezra 6:18 And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem...

Nehemiah 13:1 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written...

Matthew 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

altar

Exodus 20:24,25 An altar of earth you shall make to me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt offerings, and your peace offerings, your sheep...

Deuteronomy 27:5,6 And there shall you build an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones: you shall not lift up any iron tool on them...

1 Kings 18:31,32 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD came, saying...

and they offered

Exodus 18:12 And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel...

Exodus 24:5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the LORD.

Deuteronomy 27:6,7 You shall build the altar of the LORD your God of whole stones: and you shall offer burnt offerings thereon to the LORD your God...

Library
The National Oath at Shechem
'And Joshua said unto the people. Ye cannot serve the Lord: for He is an holy God; He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. 20. If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then He will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that He hath done you good. 21. And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the Lord. 22. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves, that ye have chosen you the Lord, to serve Him. And they said,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Formation and History of the Hebrew Canon.
1. The Greek word canon (originally a straight rod or pole, measuring-rod, then rule) denotes that collection of books which the churches receive as given by inspiration of God, and therefore as constituting for them a divine rule of faith and practice. To the books included in it the term canonical is applied. The Canon of the Old Testament, considered in reference to its constituent parts, was formed gradually; formed under divine superintendence by a process of growth extending through
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

Cross References
Exodus 20:25
If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.

Deuteronomy 27:5
Build there an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones. Do not use any iron tool on them.

Deuteronomy 27:6
Build the altar of the LORD your God with fieldstones and offer burnt offerings on it to the LORD your God.

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