They took the words Moshe had said to them- what was to be later known as the Torah- and after crossing the Yarden they took twelve stones from the bottom of the river. On each stone they wrote the Torah out, just as Moshe had said it. Then they gave one stone to each tribe. From these original twelve stones all Torahs written today are copied. These letters on the stone, like the Torah we read from, didn’t have nekudos or Taamim, just letters. (The Taamim were added later on to make sure Jews don’t lose their Mesorah in terms of how to read the Torah. The Taamim are only in Chumashim and Leiners learn them that way, yet the actual Torah scroll does not have anything).
Next weeks Topic: How many mitzvos are there in Sefer Beraishis?