According to Genesis 11, Adonai dispersed them around the earth. From the clues given in Deuteronomy 32:8, they were separated according to the ‘sons of God.’ Although the Hebrew Masoretic text says ‘sons of Israel’ or bene Yisra’el, there was no Israel at this time. The Septuagint and the Qumran Dead Sea Scroll’s text says ‘sons of God’ or bene elohim. This implies that Adonai divided the nations based on the number of his sons gathered in his divine council.
Chapter 12 begins with “When that time comes …” referring to the final verse in Daniel 11:45: “Finally, when he pitches the tents of his palace between the seas and the mountain of the holy Glory, he will come to his end, with no one to help him.” Some compare Daniel chapter 12 with Revelation chapter 11 beginning the final judgment and the resurrection. When Micha’el rises up, there will be a time of distress unparalleled between the time they became a nation and that moment.