Otherworldly

A Review of The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible by Michael S. Heise

Michael Heiser was a Ph.D. student in biblical Hebrew studies when a colleague handed him a Hebrew Bible one Sunday morning. "Here, read this. Closely." It was open to Psalm 82:

God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment.

God, in the midst of other gods? Heiser had read every word of Scripture, but he had never noticed this. It sounded heretical at first. What is the divine council? And who (or what) are these gods?

Thus began his fifteen-year journey through Scripture alongside the works of trusted ancient Near Eastern scholars. As it turned out, this concept of...

 

has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #37, Summer 2016 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo37/otherworldly

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