"Divine council" is a biblical phrase that (Pss 82:1,6; 89:5-8) for the spirit beings responsible to God for assisting him in governing heaven and earth (1 Kgs 22:19-23; Dan 4:17, 24; 7:10)
The Divine Council and Cosmic Geography
Deut 32:8-9 tells us God allotted the nations to members of his divine council. They became corrupt and hostile to God and his own nation, Israel. These are Paul's principalities and powers.
How Dr. Heiser Approaches the Bible
The Bible isn't the result of a paranormal event. The right context for its interpretation isn't the church fathers, the Reformation, or evangelicalism -- it's the original ancient context that produced it.