one belief that was highly common was that although different tribes occupied different lands, that they never "owned" the land like we believe we do. they felt that the land belonged to "the Gods," lent to them to sustain their lives. "the Gods" were given honors of wide variety to placate them, to make them give enough rain for crops, to give good springs for hunting, to give healthy birth, etc. we are very different: we believe in one G-d, we do not pay tribute by various types of sacrifices to that G-d, and we are so arrogant as to believe that we are the only forms of life on the planet that are created in the image of G-d. all life has equal energy, and it all forms a chain of supply. additionally, we "buy" and therefore believe that we "own" land. animals have marked territories, but there aren't surveys drawn up to indicate what lot line is owned by which eagle, etc.