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The Divine Council

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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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http://www.thedivinecouncil.com/
Author: 
Michael S. Heiser
Book: 
Articles on The Divine Council (Michael Heiser)
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Apocalyptic Scriptures

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Course: 
Roman Palestine
Lecture: 
1011 Lecture 9

Only one book in the Hebrew Bible is generally classified as apocalyptic literature, and that is the book of Daniel. But that is not to say that Daniel is the only book that shows characteristics typical of apocalyptic literature. Certain motifs characteristic of apocalyptic eschatology can be found in the myths of ancient Mesopotamia. Motifs of cosmic warfare pervade mythic material, such as the battle between the high gods and the sea monsters. This divine warrior motif is also present in biblical apocalyptic literature.

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http://politeacademics.wordpress.com
Author: 
Theophyle
Original Date: 
July 5, 2010
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The Significance of the Sabbatical Year

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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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http://theophyle.wordpress.com
Author: 
Theophyle
Original Date: 
October 12, 2009
Book: 
Miscellaneous Bible Articles from Theophyle's English Blog
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