On the first ascent of Moses to the Mountain for forty days and nights and return with the Ten Commandments his attendant Joshua was with him.
After Moses descended and would enter and exit the Tent of Meeting the Lord would speak to Moses face to face as one man speaks to another. And he would then return to the camp; but his attendant, Joshua son of Nun, a youth, would not stir out of the Tent.
Joshua did not leave the Tent of Meeting where Moses would speak to G-d face to face and at this time the face of Moses was not seen as radiant.
When Moses ascends the Mountain the second time for forty days and nights and returns with the Ten Commandments the skin of his face is radiant and thereafter when he enters and exits the Tent of Meeting the skin of his face is radiant.
And Joshua is not mentioned again on the Mountain or in the Tent. Joshua the attendant represents the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d who has alighted upon and dwells within (and without) Moses of the radiant face.
Moses had become a host of the L-rd of Hosts. A man with divine beings. Just like the man who wrestles with Jacob all night Moses wrestled with Israel all the way to the promised land.
12The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and wait there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the teachings and commandments which I have inscribed to instruct them.” 13So Moses and his attendant Joshua arose, and Moses ascended the mountain of God. 14To the elders he had said, “Wait here for us until we return to you. You have Aaron and Hur with you; let anyone who has a legal matter approach them.”
15When Moses had ascended the mountain, the cloud covered the mountain. 16The Presence of the Lord abode on Mount Sinai, and the cloud hid it for six days. On the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud. 17Now the Presence of the Lord appeared in the sight of the Israelites as a consuming fire on the top of the…
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