Psalm 82:6-7, The Gods Will Die Like Mortals
I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High. But you shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes.”
//In Psalm 82, God is presiding over the heavenly council of gods. In that day, it was believed that each nation had its own ruling god. But God, capital G, asserts his authority, claiming that the other gods are mere mortals.
Switch gears now to New Testament times. In John chapter 10, the Jews are ready to stone Jesus because he claimed to be “one with God.” In reply, Jesus points to this psalm, with the following argument: God was speaking to those who would die like mortals, and calling them gods … children of the Most High. How, then, can they stone Jesus for claiming to be the Son of God, though he be mortal?
A fascinating argument that leaves my head spinning.