The Elohim were not angels and so forth. They were El, the real creator god, his wife, probably Ashera, and their 72 sons and daughters. The idea that the "heavenly council" were angels is a Christian apologetic explanation, as was the idea that Elohim, which is indeed a plural, was an honorific title - it was not.
That this is the case is best shown when Aaron descends Mount Sinai and announces the idea of building an idol to the gods that brought you out of Egypt.Ex:32:3: And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
Ex:32:4: And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Ex:32:5: And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
So we see Aaron, who has just seen Jehovah is treating Jehovah as 'just another god from the council of gods."[/nb].
Later on, and in Deuteronomy. 1Kings, Judges, Jeremiah, Numbers, etc, etc, and as far as Micah,
the people are advised to rid themselves of Ashera poles and other gods: gods who they saw as part of the council of gods.
Exo 34:12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:
Exo 34:13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
Exo 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
There are a few verses, I can't find them at the moment, in which El gives one god charge over Israel, and that god tells the Israelites that he will protect them in return for being the only god they worship. As I recall, all except the Hebrew Bible use an inaccurate translation. This bad translation, done by apologetics, implies that some "princes" were allotted the lands of the world and one prince received Israel (Later that "prince" is assumed to be Jesus and the others are conveniently forgotten.)
There is a short but interesting piece on the creation of Yahweh at http://web.archive.org/web/20091027143946/http:/www.geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/2938/mythobaal.htm