|After that, he read all the words of the Teaching, the blessing and the curse, just as is written in the Book of the TeachingJoshua 8:34 (The Israel Bible™)
וְאַחֲרֵי־כֵן קָרָא אֶת־כָּל־דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַבְּרָכָה וְהַקְּלָלָה כְּכָל־הַכָּתוּב בְּסֵפֶר הַתּוֹרָה
Hear the verse in Hebrew
v’-a-kha-ray KHAYN ka-RA et kol div-RAY ha-to-RAH ha-b’-ra-KHAH v’-ha-k’-la-LAH k’-khol ha-ka-TUV b’-SAY-fer ha-to-RAH
The People of the Book
The goal of settling the Land of Israel is not simply for the Children of Israel to be a nation like all other nations. For that, any land would have been sufficient; the Holy Land would not have been necessary. Rather, the purpose of the Children of Israel being in the Land of Israel is to be a holy nation living freely in its land. Therefore, it stands to reason that Yehoshua (Joshua) would teach the entire Torah (Bible) to every man, woman, and child at this early point of the nation’s entrance into the Land of Israel.