Hat tip to Tom Horn for this one. You can read the article here ((published at BreakingIsraelNews.com). Here’s a paragraph:
During their session during the recent Hanukkah holiday, the Sanhedrin decided to invite Nikki Haley, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, to be the president of the Organization of 70 Nations. Their decision read as follows: “God established the borders of the world based on the 70 children of Israel who went down to Egypt and the 70 nations that came out from Noah. The concept of 70 Nations is from the Bible and symbolizes the basis for the organization while not being intended to imply a limit or requirement for participation.” The concept of 70 nations also appears in reference to the 70 oxen offered in the Temple throughout Sukkot (the feast of the tabernacles) which the Talmud (Sukkah 55b) teaches are for the merit of the 70 nations…
You have to love that. While the 70 nations language of course comes from the Hebrew Bible (it’s the number of nations in Genesis 10 per the Masoretic Text), the paragraph manages to screw up it’s significance (no reference to Deut 32:8-9) and miss the point of the 70 nations reference associated with Sukkot.
For the former, I invite people to read my journal article:
For the latter, listen to this episode of the Naked Bible Podcast:
Episode 206: The 70 Bulls of the Feast of Tabernacles