"[The divine council is] the heavenly host, the
pantheon of divine beings who
administer the affairs
of the cosmos. All ancient Mediterranean cultures had some conception of a divine council. The divine
council of Israelite religion, known primarily through the psalms, was distinct in important ways."
Michael S. Heiser, Dictionary of the
Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, & Writings;
ed. Tremper Longman and Peter Enns; InterVarsity Press, 2008