Hmmm2 not sure exactly what your getting at but notice this quote from many bibles,
When Elyon gave the nations an inheritance, 2 When he scattered the sons of man,
He established the borders of the nations,
According to the number of the sons of Israel.
But the portion of Yhwh is his people,
Jacob is the scope of his inheritance.
First this verse written this way doesnt make any sence "he established the borders of the nations according to the number of the sons of Israel" if what is talked about is the nation of Israel. The NLT translates is this way "when the most high (EL) assigned lands to the nations, when he divided up the human race, he established the boundaries of the peoples according to the number in his heavenly court. For the people of Israel belongs to the LORD, Jacob is his special people possession (or inheritance).
Hi, Crazyguy. Well, after going through the 'shields-up' article again, and after reading your post and looking over Leolaia's Post 11636 on page 1 again, I'm kind of not sure exactly what it is that I'm getting at. lol Sorry, but the 'shields-up' article is a bit confusing the way that it is written, but I think that the point that it is trying to make is that the DSS translation is only based upon a fragment, which only has the words:
According to the number of the sons of God.
Therefore, based on that, the author of that article expresses that the DSS manuscript does not support the claim that Deut 32:8 is referring to a Canaanite deity named El-Elyon who gave the nations their inheritence, since that part of the verse doesn't exist in the DSS manuscript.
However, the more that I keep reading over all of this, the more that I am starting to understand a lot of the subtleties and nuances of these verses.
For instances, I am now seeing that the article is being misleading by saying that there is no justification for thinking that the DSS manuscript for Deut 32:8 supports the idea of a Canaanite deity, when basically, no one really thinks that in the first place. Because from what I understand, the first part of Deut 32:8 is based upon the LXX manuscript, since that part of the DSS manuscript doesn't exist.
However, I'm now seeing that the whole interpretation of El-Elyon being the head of the Canaanite patheon in verse 8 is actually based on the part of the DSS manuscript that was intact for verse 8.
Also, Crazyguy, you made a very good and helpful point when you expressed how 'according to the number of the sons of Israel' doesn't make sense. Although actually, the LXX's 'according to the number of the angels of God' doesn't make sense either since there are currently 196 nations on earth(and obviously there were less than that when this scripture was written), even though the Bible mentions there being 100 million angels(myriad of myriads).
But as far as what you asked about the word "inheritence," well, I had did a little bit of research on it, and there seemed to be some kind of 'Biblical' meaning for God having an inheritence. However, I didn't finish my research on that.
P.S. How do you find this thread at this forum? Because if it wasn't for me either bookmarking this thread, or doing a search for it, I wouldn't know how to access this thread.