To be sure Jewish writings are filled with such imagery, such alliteration and imaginative descriptions. It is not such a surprise given all that we know of their circumstance and cultural contamination.
Simply stated, the Jews wanted to be like all the other nations of people. They wanted their own king; they wanted to emulate the lifestyles of other nations; they wanted as many gods/goddesses as other nations...
In addition, due to lack of any better understanding of the way things actually were, and the lack of depth in descriptive terms of the language, much of what we now read is truly not that surprising at all.
Such as the reference to men being gods, wherein we know it is only an expression that reflects the centered, heightened sense of worth and exaggerated status as masters of their own fate.
Did Jesus walk on water because he could not swim?