Read Genesis 11:1-9 before proceeding. You are about to receive revelation, life changing information. I will highlight and proceed, you must read on your own.
Highlights, Genesis 11: 1- 9: The whole earth had one language. People gathered from the East and said to each other, “Come let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” Bricks, and tar for mortar. Their intent was to build a city and a tower that reached to the heavens. They were trying to make a name for themselves as they feared being scattered all over the whole earth.
Then Yahweh came down to see the city. Yahweh said, “Behold they are one people with one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. So now nothing they intend to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse them there, so they will not understand each other’s language.”, So Yahweh scattered them from there over the face of the whole earth and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, for there Yahweh confused the language of the whole earth, and there Yahweh scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
Referring to Genesis 11:7… Notice the same sort of “plural exhortation” going on in verse 7 As we saw in Genesis 1:26 “Let us go down and confuse their language.” As was the case in Genesis 1:26 the plural announcement is followed by the actions of only one being, Yahweh. “So Yahweh scattered them (11:8). So it must be noted that most Bible readers presume that there’s nothing more to think about. Other Old Testament passages that speak of this event tend to be omitted from the discussion. The most important of these is Deuteronomy 32:8-9 (ESV) For the above account refer to Michael Heiser’s book ...The Unseen Realm, pages 112- 113.
Note: At this point, the reader might be asking … ” So why is this important? It is important for this as a background to reveal what is coming, which is astounding. Pray tell, proceed.
Back to Deiteronomy 32: 8- 9 … As a Jewish scholar once said to Michael Heiser concerning Psalm 82 1- 2 …”Read this very carefully.” Study Psalm 82 in Hebrew, concerning the twice used word Elohim.
Ok, Deuteronomy 32: 8-9… When the Most High gave to the nation’s their inheritance, when he divided mankind, he fixed the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. But the Lord’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage. STOP NOW, STOP NOW! YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THIS, It is the key to understanding a lot of the Old Testament.
What do I mean? Pray tell, let’s go on. Deuteronomy 32:8-9 describes how Yahweh’s disperseal of the nation’s at Babel resulted in his disinheriting those nations as his people. This is the Old Testament equivalent of Romans 1:18-25, a familiar passage wherein God “gave (humankind) over” to their persistent rebellion. The statement in Deuteronomy 32: 9 that “the LORD’S ( ie: Yahweh’s ) portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage” tips us off that contrast in ownership and affection is intended. Yahweh in effect decided that the people of the world’s nations were no longer going to be in relationship with him he would begin anew, he would enter into covenant relationship with a new people that did not yet exist: Israel.
Important: Most English Bibles do not read “according to the number of the sons of God” in Deuteronomy 32:8. Rather, they read “according to the number of the sons of Israel.” The difference derives from the disagreements between manuscripts of the Old Testament. “Sons of God” is the correct reading, as is now known from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Frankly you don’t need to know all the technical reasons for why “the sons of God” reading in Deuteronomy 32:8-9 is what the verse originally said. You just need to think a bit about the wrong reading of “the sons of Israel.” Deuteronomy 32:8-9 harks back to the events at the Tower of Babel, and event that occurred before the call of Abraham, the father of the nation of Israel. This means that the nations of the earth were divided at Babel before Israel even existed as a people. It would make no sense for God to divide up the nations on the earth “according to the number of the sons of Israel” if there was no Israel. Note: Israel is not mentioned in the Table of Nations. It is very important that you read this as many times as it takes for you to understand it, as things are winding down in this earth age, we need to know Why we need to understand this. Cleetus Arillio Mundingus, friend of Frank.
Important to acknowledge Michael Heiser’s wonderful book … The Unseen Realm … Run, get it, time is short, always remember what our Lord said, “my people perish for lack of knowledge.”
A note of clarification and summary of the above words, probably oversimplified: YHWH ... ELYON, Supreme Elohim claimed tiny Israel as His inheritance. He disinherited the rest of the nations who were led by the lower Elohim of Psalm 82:1 and on. Yes we see through a glass darkly but things are becoming much clearer. Thank you, Holy Spirit, thank you M. Heiser, THE UNSEEN REALM … quotes by permission. My 2 cents worth is free. (smirk) … Hey H.C. “Hold on, more revelation knowledge is coming.”