Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Two Powers in Heaven
Today many people have posted on the new list of the top 100 Theology blogs for online Christian colleges and universities--which, alas, I did not make. I am very happy with being in the top 50 ancient history blogs, though. Listed as number one on this list is a blog by Michael Heiser, investigating the two powers in heaven controversy in ancient Judaism. Heiser's research is on the divine council in second temple Jewish literature (both canonical and non-canonical, he notes), and his dissertation is available on his website. As a student of Alan Segal, whose own dissertation over thirty years ago was on this very issue and remains an authoritative source for its investigation, I was attracted to the issues discussed on this blog.