When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He divided the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. But the LORD’s portion is His people, Jacob His allotted inheritance. He found him in a desert land, in a barren, howling wilderness; He surrounded him, He instructed him, He guarded him as the apple of His eye
I've recently been doing quite a bit of bible study. One of the terms I've researched is "Sons of God" and its usage in the old testament. The general consensus appears to be that usually when this is used it is referring to spiritual beings - Angels in heaven. Such as its usage in Job 1, Job 2.
I've read multiple different versions of Deuteronomy 32:8 most of which include the term "sons of God" - others which include "sons of Israel". Some which even reference Caanite Gods. I can't make sense of the passage using "sons of Israel" My reading of it seems to make more sense if this was talking about "sons of God" as in spiritual beings working for the most high god (Angels). The passage would then mean: That God divided mankind into groups / tribes / countries .... so that the number of groups equaled the number of angels in heaven. He then gave each Angel in heaven one of the groups of people as an inheritance they were assigned to watch over and protect. Abraham, Isaac, Jacobs blood line is then said to be the group that were given to Yahweh (the lord) as his inheritance.
Is this the correct understanding of this passage ?