Related to this question, I’m wondering was there a special exception to allow Joshua into the Tabernacle? Some areas such as Numbers 1:51 say that any non-Levite who approaches it should be executed. Numbers 3 also says:
6 Bring forth the tribe of Levi and present them before Aaron the kohen, that they may serve him. 7 They shall keep his charge and the charge of the entire community before the Tent of Meeting, to perform the service of the Mishkan. ... 38 Camping in front of the Mishkan, in front of the Tent of Meeting to the east were Moses, Aaron and his sons, the keepers of the charge of the Sanctuary as a trust for the children of Israel; any outsider who approaches shall be put to death.
But Joshua was no Levite, and yet Deuteronomy 31:14 among other verses speaks of Joshua standing in the Tent of Meeting (aka the Tabernacle). What am I missing; was there a special exception for Joshua?