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Exodus

Exodus

The Divine Council

Source
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 Bible and History

Course
Early Christianity
Lecture
1012 Lecture 11
Source
http://politeacademics.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
July 13, 2010
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Note: The lecture concerns the historicity of the Bible. In other words, it addresses in what ways the Bible is historically accurate; the extent to which it can it be used as a historic source and what qualifications should be applied. This is intended to represent the academic viewpoint, not a religious one.

The Documentary Hypothesis

Course
Early Christianity
Lecture
1012 Lecture 1A
Source
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:

Septuagint, the first Bible translation – 3

Source
http://theophyle.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
December 20, 2009

The Aristeas purpose was really to establish and defend the authority of this Greek translation of the Pentateuch. That purpose lies implicit in much of the letter. It comes to the fore, near the end, in the description of the public reading and ratification of the translation:

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BCE Articles from Theophyle's English Blog - Babylon and the Second Temple Period
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How to Recognize a Deuteronomic Text

Source
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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The Significance of the Sabbatical Year

Source
http://theophyle.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
October 12, 2009

The sabbatical year is mentioned three times in the Torah. The first is in Exodus 23:10–11: “Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield; but in the seventh you shall let it rest and lie fallow. Let the needy among your people eat of it.” The emphasis in this passage is on letting the land lie fallow and the social benefits for the poor and impoverished.

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Miscellaneous Bible Articles from Theophyle's English Blog
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