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Title: Dt 32,8, une correction tardive des scribes
Subtitle: Essai d’interprétation et de datation
Author(s): HIMBAZA, Innocent
Volume: 83 Issue: 4 Date: 2002
In an article written forty years ago, Dominique Barthélemy bound together two supposed scribal corrections introduced in the second Century BCE: the correction of the number of the Israelites who went down to Egypt (Gen 46,27; Exod 1,5), and the correction of the 'Children of God' becoming 'Children of Israel' in Deut 32:8. This article proposes to separate the two supposed corrections. Considering the historical evolution of the theological interpretations the author argues that the correction of Deut 32,8 was introduced in the first Century CE only, when the interpretation of the 'Children of God' was limited to the human sphere.