Rabbi Breuer accepts many of the interpretive analyses of modern biblical scholarship, but he rejects its historical assumptions, arguing that this type of exegesis is fully reconcilable with the belief in the revelation of the Torah
Although they had already taken as their inheritance the provinces conquered by Moshe
lifetime, they had promised that they would fight along with the other Jews until all the land had been conquered, only then returning to settle in their own fields.
Now that he
was preparing for his
campaign of conquest, they renewed their pledge: "Whoever rebels against your word and does not heed what you say, whatever you command, will be put to death.
Rabbi Moshe Meiselman presenting the Haredi position