First time I heard or read that Elohim is a plural. Any books or websites you can refer me to for further information?
it is extremely difficult to weed through all the apologetics about this, as there are three different assaults on this info.
the -im at the end shows plurality of EL or Eloh, many will say it is not plural but if you notice the us
etc... in the same sentence it is obvious.
but it can
also be a singular as well (adding to the confusion) depending on the sentence structure, and some even say it is just plural to explain the trinity- not likely unless they are willing to admit that jesus and the holy spirit are lesser gods as Elohim isnt the highest.
the best direction i can point to is Prof Robert Price
of the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary
Hector Avalos Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State University
as they seem to be the most unbiased of all ive spoken with.
here is another example of how the translation is altered-
(KJV) "When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel."
(NIV) "When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel."
the real verse says (from the dead sea scrolls)-
"When the Most High [El] divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the people, according to the number of the sons of Elohim, For YHWH’s portion is his people, Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
this is where the "Most High" or El give YHWH his portion of the 11 tribes (Israel), and the other sons (Baal, etc...) get their tribes.
but the bibles translate it totally different trying to remove the other gods from the equation.
here is another link i found-linkage