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Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy

The Divine Council

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http://www.thedivinecouncil.com/
Author
Michael S. Heiser

THE DIVINE COUNCIL

A term used by Hebrew and Semitics scholars for the heavenly host, the pantheon of divine beings who administer the affairs of the cosmos. All ancient Mediterranean cultures had some conception of a divine council. The divine council of Israelite religion, known primarily through the psalms, was distinct in important ways.

1. Textual Evidence
1.1. The Council of the Gods / God

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Articles on The Divine Council (Michael Heiser)
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The Documentary Hypothesis

Course
Early Christianity
Lecture
1012 Lecture 1A
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http://politeacademics.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
June 14, 2010
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The documentary hypothesis (DH) proposes that the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, known collectively as the Torah or Pentateuch), represent a combination of documents from four originally independent sources. According to the influential version of the hypothesis formulated by Julius Wellhausen these sources and the approximate dates of their composition were:

How to Recognize a Deuteronomic Text

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http://theophyle.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
October 24, 2009

The theological revolution that is reflected in the fifth book of the Pentateuch (Deuteronomy) and in what scholars call the Deuteronomic History, which consists of the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. To emphasize the differences heralded in the Deuteronomic literature, I contrast the concepts found in this literature with other books of the Bible, especially Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers.

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Miscellaneous Bible Articles from Theophyle's English Blog
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Theological revolutions in the Old Testament

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http://theophyle.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
October 16, 2009

Deuteronomys Theological Revolution 1/3

King Josiah of Judah instituted a religious reform in 622 BCE that scholars refer to simply as Josiah’s Reform. It might well be called the Deuteronomic Reform. Israelite religion would never be the same.

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BCE Articles from Theophyle's English Blog - Babylon and the Second Temple Period
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Why Documentary Hypothesis Failed

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http://theophyle.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
June 11, 2009

The literary analysis embodied in the higher criticism not only attempted to explain the compositional history of the Pentateuch, it also served as the basis for reconstructing the evolution of religious ideas in Israel and early Judaism. The earliest sources, J and E (which Wellhausen wisely did not try to distinguish too systematically), were thought to reflect a more primitive stage of nature religion based on the kinship group.

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Miscellaneous Bible Articles from Theophyle's English Blog
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