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The Chiasm of Psalm 89:5-7

Psalm 89:5-7 is written as a chiasm with the phrase "of the holy ones" repeated in the first and last lines. The center is what is being emphasized, "For who in the skies can be

By |December 14th, 2018|

Are There Human Members of the Divine Council?

There is no indication in the Old Testament that there are any humans on the divine council. Only heavenly beings are included (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7; Psalm 82:1-6; 89:5-7). https://www.howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Ps-82e-Divine-Council-Membership.pdf

By |December 13th, 2018|

Who are “the Sons of the Most High” in Psalm 82:6?

"The sons of the Most High" in Psalm 82:6 are the sons of God, heavenly beings called gods in both Psalm 82:1 and 6. They are members of the divine council (Ps 82:1). However, in

By |December 12th, 2018|

The Hebrew Word Elohim Occurs Twice in Psalm 82:1 With Different Meanings

In Psalm 82:1 the Hebrew word elohim is used with two different meanings. The first usage has of elohim has a verb in the singular, indicating the God of Israel. The second elohim is used

By |December 11th, 2018|

The Chiasm of Psalm 82:1

Psalm 82:1 is a chiasm where the verbs of the first and last lines refer to the activity of God while the two center phrases locate him "in the divine (Hebrew: el) council" and "in

By |December 10th, 2018|

The Chiasm of Psalm 49

Psalm 49 is a written as a chiasm where vocabulary of the first section (verses1-13) is repeated in the final section (verses15-20). The center, which is the climax, is that the upright will rule over

By |December 9th, 2018|