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Isaiah

Isaiah

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

Book
Articles on The Divine Council (Michael Heiser)
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Apocalyptic Scriptures

Course
Roman Palestine
Lecture
1011 Lecture 9
Source
http://politeacademics.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
July 5, 2010
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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.

Qumran and Yahad Community

Course
Roman Palestine
Lecture
1011 Lecture 7
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http://politeacademics.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
June 27, 2010
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Locating Qumran – the beginnings of the story

Qumran (Khirbet  Qumran) is located on a dry plateau about  two kilometers (a mile) inland from the northwestern shore of the cin Israel. The site was constructed sometime during the reign of John Hyrcanus, 134-104 BC and saw various phases of occupation until, in the summer of 68, Titus and his X Fretensis legion destroyed it. It is best known as the settlement nearest to the hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the caves of the sheer desert cliffs.