WE REACH the end of the life of Moses today, concluding the Book of Deuteronomy with the Song of Moses, a retelling of the history of the Hebrews, and a prophecy over the tribes of Israel.
Deuteronomy 32 is a key chapter in the Bible because verses 8 and 9 are fundamental to understanding the long-running cosmic war between God and the rebellious fallen angels and the very nature of cosmology. We discuss in more detail the Divine Council, the disinheritance of the nations after the Tower of Babel, and the implications of the existence of small-G gods on Christian doctrine.
- Click here for the Divine Council website, an introduction of the concepts we discussed relating to Deuteronomy 32:8-9
- Click here for the paper “Cosmology and World Order in the Old Testament: The Divine Council as Cosmic-Political Symbol” (link opens PDF document)
- Click here for the paper “On the Origin of Watchers: A Comparative Study of the Antediluvian Wisdom in Mesopotamian and Jewish Traditions”
- Click here for Matthew Henry’s commentary on Deuteronomy 33 (the blessings and prophecies for the tribes)