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Divine Council

Divine Council for centuries it contented itself with simply subordinating all other gods to Yahweh by making them over as members of his heavenly court, the Host of Heaven (eg., 1 Kings: 22:19). An oblique reference to the divine council is found Amos 3:7, written around 750 BCE: Surely the Lord El does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. Here, the term secret is a poor translation of the Hebrew word sod, which literally means council and, by extension, a decree of the divine council which the prophet has observed in vision. Such visionary visits to the throne of Yahweh while he presides over the divine council are referred to in Isaiah 5 , Jeremiah 23:18 (For who has stood in the council of Yahweh so as to see and to hear his word?), and Ezekial 1. Cited from website: An Anthropologist.
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