Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Dr. Michael S. Heiser and we’re talking about his book The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible (Lexham Press, 2015).
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About The Book:
In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of Scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You’ll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God’s Word.
- Why wasn’t Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her?
- How did descendants of the Nephilim survive the flood?
- Why did Jacob fuse Yahweh and his Angel together in his prayer?
- Who are the assembly of divine beings that God presides over?
- In what way do those beings participate in God’s decisions?
- Why do Peter and Jude promote belief in imprisoned spirits?
- Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership?
- Who are the glorious ones that even angels dare not rebuke?
After reading this book, you may never read your Bible the same way again.
About The Author:
Michael Heiser is a scholar in the fields of biblical studies and the ancient Near East, and he is a Scholar-in-Residence at Faithlife, the makers of Logos Bible Software. Michael has an MA in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania, and he has an MA in Hebrew Studies and a PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published widely in scholarly journals and popular periodicals such as Bible Study Magazine, and he teaches ancient languages online at MEMRA. Learn more about Dr. Heiser and his writings at drmsh.com.
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Half the fun of doing these podcasts is the conversation that happens around them. With each episode, I’ll be asking a new questions. Here’s my question for episode 24:
Question: Have you spent any time visiting “Christian Middle Earth?” Tell us about the ideas that drew you in and why.
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Explore Additional Resources:
Here are some of the resources mentioned in this episode:
- Episode 142: Michael Heiser – Reversing Hermon
- Episode 181: Michael Heiser – The Bible Unfiltered
- Episode 244: Michael Heiser – Angels
- Amar Annus Article – “On the Origin of the Watchers”
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