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The Resource The unseen realm : recovering the supernatural worldview of the Bible, Michael S. Heiser

The unseen realm : recovering the supernatural worldview of the Bible, Michael S. Heiser

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The unseen realm : recovering the supernatural worldview of the Bible
Title
The unseen realm
Title remainder
recovering the supernatural worldview of the Bible
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Michael S. Heiser
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in a 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? You may never read your Bible the same way again
  • The psalmist declared that God presides over an assembly of divine beings (Psa. 82:1). Who are they? What does it mean when those beings participate in God's decisions (1 Kings 22:19-23)? Why wasn't Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her? Why are Yahweh and his Angel fused together in Jacob's prayer (Gen. 48:15-16)? How did descendants of the Nephilim (Gen. 6:4) survive the flood (Num. 13:33)? What are we to make of Peter and Jude's belief in imprisoned spirits (2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6)? Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership (thrones, principalities, rulers, authorities)? Who are the "glorious ones" that even angels dare not rebuke (2 Pet. 2:10-11)? Dr. Michael Heiser explores these biblical questions in The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible. The Unseen Realm presents the fruit of Dr. Heiser's fifteen years of research into what the Bible really says about the unseen world of the supernatural. His goal is to help readers view the biblical text unfiltered by tradition or by theological presuppositions. He presents a clear biblical theology that cuts through our modern worldview that tends to ignore the unseen world. "People shouldn't be protected from the Bible," Dr. Heiser says. But theological systems often do just that, by "explaining away" difficult or troublesome passages of Scripture because their literal meaning doesn't fit into our tidy systems. In The Unseen Realm, Michael Heiser shines a light on the supernatural world--not a new light, but rather the same light the original, ancient readers--and writers--of Scripture would have seen it in, given their historical and cultural milieu. This light allows today's pastors and scholars to understand the biblical authors' supernatural worldview by presenting a biblical theology that embraces, rather than avoids, the unseen realm. Take your study even further with The Unseen Realm: A Question & Answer Companion.--Publisher
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Heiser, Michael S
Dewey number
220.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BS680.S86
LC item number
H45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Supernatural in the Bible
  • Bible stories
Label
The unseen realm : recovering the supernatural worldview of the Bible, Michael S. Heiser
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
First things -- The households of God -- Divine transgressions -- Yahweh and his portion -- Conquest and failure -- Thus says the Lord -- The kingdom already -- The kingdom not yet
Control code
ocn907177749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9781577995562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907177749
Label
The unseen realm : recovering the supernatural worldview of the Bible, Michael S. Heiser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First things -- The households of God -- Divine transgressions -- Yahweh and his portion -- Conquest and failure -- Thus says the Lord -- The kingdom already -- The kingdom not yet
Control code
ocn907177749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9781577995562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907177749

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