I am just going to think out loud for a while.
Yesterday I mentioned that Amos 5:25 implies that some version of Deuteronomy was known to Amos. That verse is a rhetorical question:
“Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, house of Israel? (World English Bible).
It implies a negative answer. Israel did not bring God sacrifices during the wilderness period. This accords with Jeremiah 7:22
For I didn’t speak to your fathers, nor command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices (World English Bible).
Now if you have read Exodus, Numbers, and Leviticus you get a very different impression. Numbers 7, for instance, describes the making of a huge number of sacrifices in the wilderness,. This comes from the inclusion of the Priestly narrative, which is now fused with other sources…
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