Title: Prepare to Die


The content of this chapter deals in part with Psalm 82, so some of the bibliography below will be familiar from earlier chapters. I reject the notion that Psalm 82 speaks of the “death of the gods” to bring a belief in polytheism among biblical writers to an end. I don’t believe the biblical writers were polytheists, as noted elsewhere on this website and its sources.


Bibliography included in the book


Timothy M. Willis, “Yahweh’s Elders (Isa 24, 23): Senior Officials of the Divine Court,” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 103:3 (1991): 375-385


Additional Bibliography


Martin Noth, “The Holy Ones of the Most High,” in The Laws of the Pentateuch and Other Essays (London: Oliver and Boyd, 1966; reprint, London: SCM, 1984): 215-228


L. Dequeker, “The Saints of the Most High,” OTS 18 (1973): 108-187


J. Goldingay, “‘Holy Ones on High’ in Daniel 7:18,” Journal of Biblical Studies 107 (1988): 497-499


Michael S. Heiser, “Does Divine Plurality in the Hebrew Bible Demonstrate an Evolution from Polytheism to Monotheism in Israelite Religion?” Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1:1 (2012): 1-24


Michael S. Heiser, “Monotheism, Polytheism, Monolatry, or Henotheism? Toward an Assessment of Divine Plurality in the Hebrew BibleBulletin of Biblical Research 18:1 (2008): 1-30


Miller, Patrick D. “The Divine Council and the Prophetic Call to War,” Vetus Testamentum (1968): 100-107


Eduard Nielsen, “A Note on Zechariah 14, 4-5,” in In the Last Days: on Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic and its Period (1994): 33-37


Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar, Prophets of Old and the Day of the End: Zechariah, the Book of Watchers, and Apocalyptic (Oudtestamentische Studien 35; E. J. Brill, 1996)


Anthony Robert Petterson, Behold Your King: The Hope for the House of David in the Book of Zechariah (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 513; Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2009)