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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/
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Michael S. Heiser
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Articles on The Divine Council (Michael Heiser)
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Moses' Exodus and Xerxes' Greek Campaign

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Author: 
Neil Godfrey
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Miscellaneous Articles from Vridar.info (Neil Godfrey)
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What do we mean by Israel?

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Notes from Philip R. Davies: In Search of 'Ancient Israel', 1992--

 

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Neil Godfrey
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Common Sense and Credulity

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Notes from Philip R. Davies: In Search of 'Ancient Israel', 1992--

 

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Neil Godfrey
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The Bible - History or Story?

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Notes from Philip R. Davies: In Search of 'Ancient Israel', 1992--

 

The Bible -- History or Story?

Most Bible scholars have traditionally assumed that the Bible is basically a true record of the history of Israel. But Davies observes that their reasons for believing this are in fact only circular arguments:

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Neil Godfrey
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Josephus and Christian Origins: Tale of Two Jesus's

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As far as I am aware the following observations were first made by Theodore Weedon (author of 'Mark: traditions in conflict') in informal email discussion.

Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

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Neil Godfrey
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Notes on the fictive and parabolic character of Mark’s gospel

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Notes on the fictive and parabolic character of Mark’s gospel

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Neil Godfrey
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A New Beginning and the Final Division

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Course: 
Early Christianity
Lecture: 
1012 Lecture 12

The years following Jesus until the death of the last of the Twelve Apostles,  the Christian Church came fully into being on Pentecost when, according to scriptural accounts, the apostles received the Holy Spirit and emerged from hiding following the death and resurrection of Jesus to preach and spread his message. The apostolic period produced writings attributed to the direct followers of Jesus Christ and is traditionally associated with the apostles and apostolic times.

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Theophyle
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July 14, 2010
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The Bible and History

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Course: 
Early Christianity
Lecture: 
1012 Lecture 11

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.

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Theophyle
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July 13, 2010
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