Title: Retooling the Template


The content of this chapter sets the stage for Chapters 35-36. Consequently, relevant bibliography can also be found there.


Bibliography from the book


Timothy M. Willis, “Yahweh’s Elders (Isa 24, 23): Senior Officials of the Divine Court,” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 103, no. 3 (1991): 375-385


David Burnett, “‘So Shall Your Seed Be’: Paul’s Use of Genesis 15:5 in Romans 4:18 in Light of Early Jewish Deification Traditions,” (Paper presented to the Paul & Judaism Conference at Houston Baptist University, Thursday, March 20, 2014)


M. David Litwa, We Are Being Transformed: Deification in Paul’s Soteriology (BZNW 187; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012)


Devorah Dimant, “Men as Angels: The Self-Image of the Qumran Community,” in Religion and Politics in the Ancient Near East (ed. Adele Berlin; Studies in Jewish History and Culture; Bethesda, Md.: University Press of America, 1996), 93-103


James Tabor, “Firstborn of Many Brothers: A Pauline Notion of Apotheosis,” on SBL Seminar Papers (1984), 295-303


Additional Bibliography


Gerald Cooke, “The Israelite King as Son of God,” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 73, no. 2 (1961): 202-225


Adela Yarbro Collins and John Joseph Collins, King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, human, and angelic messianic figures in biblical and related literature (Eerdmans, 2008)


Erminie Huntress, ” ‘Son of God’ in Jewish Writings Prior to the Christian Era,” Journal of Biblical Literature (1935): 117-123


Daniel T. Lioy, “The Garden of Eden as a Primordial Temple or Sacred Space for Humankind,” Conspectus: The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary 10 (2010): 25-57


M. J. Selman, “The Kingdom of God in the Old Testament,” TynBul 40 (1989), 161–183


W. H. Rose, “Messiah,” Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003), 565–68


T. N. D. Mettinger, King and Messiah: The Civil and Sacral Legitimation of the Israelite Kings (ConBOT 8; Lund: Gleerup, 1976)


John Day, ed. King and messiah in Israel and the ancient Near East: proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar (Vol. 270; Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013)


K. M. Heim, “Kings and Kingship,” Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (ed. Bill T. Arnold and H. G. M. Williamson; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005)


T. C. G. Thornton, “Charismatic kingship in Israel and Judah,” The Journal of Theological Studies 14, no. 1 (1963): 1-11


Keith W. Whitelam, “Israelite kingship: The royal ideology and its opponents,” The World of Ancient Israel: Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives (1989): 119-139


Aubrey Rodway Johnson, “Living Issues in Biblical Scholarship Divine Kingship and the Old Testament,” The Expository Times 62, no. 2 (1950): 36-42


Gregory K. Beale, The temple and the church’s mission: a biblical theology of the dwelling place of God (InterVarsity Press, 2004)


Jeffrey Jay Niehaus, God at Sinai: covenant and theophany in the bible and Ancient near East (Zondervan, 1995)


L. Michael Morales, The Tabernacle Prefigured: Cosmic Mountain Ideology in Genesis and Exodus (Biblical Tools and Studies 15; Peeters, 2011)


Ida Zatelli, “Astrology and the Worship of the Stars in the Bible,” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 103, no. 1 (1991): 86-99


A. Rofé, The Belief in Angels in Israel in the First Temple Period in the light of Biblical Traditions (Heb; Jerusalem 1969), English edition: The Belief in Angels in the Bible and in Early Israel (Jerusalem 1979)




Only one note to make here. This chapter mentioned (in a footnote) the issue of the tiers of the divine council. See the short comments on this topic on the page for Chapter 4 of this website.