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March 19 2018, 10AM

The Strange Remains blog recently published a worthwhile post on the fakery of giant (and otherwise) human remains in the 19th century. I recommend it. Folks who are into newspaper reports of giants in North America are often ignorant of the fact (or just... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [19th century] [america] [Giant] [mummy] [newspaper] [skeleton] [Smithsonian]

March 17, 9AM

Back in June 2017 I blogged about the newest hoax by serial hoaxer Jaime Maussan — the “discovery” of three-fingered alien mummies in Peru. Maussan of course was one of the people behind the ridiculous Roswell slides. I suggested at the... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [alien] [fingers] [maussan] [mummy] [Peru] [three]
Brett Tingley at Mysterious Universe summarizes more reasons to doubt that the videos most of the US knows via the NY Times are what their promoters claim them to be. Don’t expect this to be the last of the problems. The post More Questions Raised A... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFO Religions] [UFOs] [DeLonge] [Navy] [pilots] [TTSA]

March 14, 9PM

Faithlife TV has created a feature film documentary on New Testament manuscripts and textual criticism. It’s hosted by Dr. Craig Evans. The visuals are stunning. The content takes on folks like Bart Ehrman (Dr. Evans has debated him a number of time... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [NakedBible] [gospels] [Inspiration] [Manuscripts] [New Testament] [Textual Criticism]


It doesn’t happen often, but Brill is dribbling out 25 journal articles over the next few weeks that appeared in the journal Dead Sea Discoveries. Have a look! The post Some Free Scholarly Journal Articles Related to the Dead Sea Scrolls appeared ... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [NakedBible] [articles] [dead] [journal] [scrolls] [sea]


Short answer: Because the demise of real Christianity in the West (Europe and America), is being replaced by theological flim-flam and all sorts of occulture. (This is part of the reason why I object to Christians baptizing that stuff; “Father, forg... [Paranormal Phenomena] [enchantment] [paranormal] [parapsychology]

March 6, 1PM

The recent movie The Shape of Water won the Academy Award for best picture this past weekend. Like most of the country, I wasn’t watching. However, it appears I’m going to have to see it. Its plotline sounds a little too familiar. In case yo... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Biblical Study & Translation] [Genesis 6] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [apkallu] [bet picture] [del Toro] [Gen 6:1-4] [Nephilim] [Oscar] [shape of water] [sons of God] [winner]

March 5, 8PM

This is Part 2 of a guest series by Dr. Ronn Johnson.   What is the Bible’s Big Story? Part 2 Dr. Ronn Johnson In my opening post I recommended that locating the Big Story of the Bible can be difficult, and that simply being more fluent in the Bib... [Biblical Study & Translation] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Bible] [God] [jesus] [metanarrative] [story]


I recently got an email requesting that I comment on something called “The Book of Og.” I’m not sure what is being claimed about this book. You can be sure, though, that this book is NOT a book that goes back to the biblical period (i.e.... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Enoch, Books of] [Paleobabble] [Qumran & Dead Sea Scrolls] [book] [giants] [Mani] [Manichaenism] [Og]

February 22, 10PM

Here are the slides to the last night (which was tonight). You can catch the video on my Facebook / Youtube channel. Wk4-Chaos-and-Calendar The post Mike at Grace Church Bellingham: Thinking Like an Israelite: Week 4: Chaos and Calendar appeared first on ... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible]

12 PM

A guest post by Dr. Ronn Johnson I recently heard that we see more images or pictures in one day (whether on our phone, on the TV, on a billboard, etc.) than a pre-Renaissance person would have seen over the course of their entire lifetime. Apparently ou... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Ronn Johnson] [Bible] [God] [jesus] [metanarrative] [Narrative] [sin] [story]
Well, if you can read paleo-Hebrew that sure looks like: [לישׁעיה[ו] נבי[א as in: ל = “belonging to” [ישׁעיה[ו] נבי[א= Isaiah the prophet (with some letters missing) We’ll see. I can hardly wait for the minimalist... [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [biblical history] [NakedBible] [Archaeology] [Isaiah] [Mazar] [prophet] [Seal]

February 18, 1PM

If you have not yet read Nick Redfern’s two books on the Roswell UFO incident, you should. Body Snatchers in the Desert: The Horrible Truth at the Heart of the Roswell Story The Roswell UFO Conspiracy: Exposing A Shocking And Sinister Secret Nick be... [Roswell] [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [aliens] [experimentation] [Facade] [human] [Paperclip] [redfern] [UFO]
You have to wonder after reading this essay at “What is Up with those Pentagon UFO Videos?” The article basically traces the history of the videos that accompanied the now famous NT Times article about a secret government program in... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFO Religions] [UFOs] [declassified] [Navy] [New York Times] [pilot] [Tom DeLonge] [video]

February 15, 4PM

Here are the slides for tonight’s session. This one will be livestreamed from the Grace Church Bellingham Facebook page, not my Facebook page. Wk3-Sacrificial System The post Mike at Grace Church Bellingham: Thinking Like an Israelite Week 3: OT Sac... [Announcement]

February 8, 6PM

Here are the slides for this second talk. I will post a link to the livestream / video once we have that. Wk2-Sacred Space and Sacrifice-Heiser-GCB The post Mike at Grace Church Bellingham: Thinking Like an Israelite: Week 2: Sacred Space appeared first o... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [cosmic] [Garden] [jesus] [mountain] [Sacred Space] [Tabernacle] [temple]

February 7, 2PM

I had blogged a few days ago about the availability on the upcoming (May 6-16) Israel tour. We are down to 5 openings left. If you are interested in going to Israel with me (and Derek and Sharon Gilbert), follow this link.  Maybe it will help to note th... [NakedBible]


Discovered in 1929, the Piri Reis map, dated to 1513, was virtually unknown except by those who may have seen it displayed in its current home, the Topkapi Palace Museum in Instanbul. That all changed when Erich von Däniken made it part of his ancient as... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Peeranormal episodes]


Many of you will recall our Naked Bible Podcast interviews with Fern and Audrey and, on two occasions, Beth. They minister to trauma survivors (what the psychology field calls survivors of trauma-based mind control and ritual abuse). Back in episode 186 o... [MIQLAT] [Audrey] [beth] [fer] [Ministry] [survivors] [tmbc] [Trauma]

February 3, 9PM

This past Friday, Feb 2, Lynn Marzulli’s second round on Paracas skull DNA was revealed to a pay-per-view audience. The Groundhog Day timing was appropriate. We’ve seen this before. I’d love to say “good job; thanks for doing the ... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [Archaeology] [DNA] [elongated] [foerster] [marzulli] [paracas] [skull] [testing]


If you haven’t listened to the 200th episode of the Naked Bible Podcast yet, you should. We talk to folks in three places (Middle East, Africa, Albania) about how Mike’s content has had an impact and is being used to help others learn more abo... [NakedBible] [Unseen Realm]

February 2, 10PM

That’s one good reason to conclude we aren’t dealing with alien visitors. Think about it. If aliens were really visiting the planet during the last 100 years, would their craft really evolve from propeller-powered dirigibles to anti-gravity? W... [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [Change] [evolution] [history] [Sightings] [Technology]

February 1, 1PM

In the event that our livestream works for tonight’s talk, I thought I’d post my slides as a PDF file for any who want to watch the stream. Even if the stream doesn’t work, you still have the slides: Wk1-Impurity and Sin-Heiser-GCB The p... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [ancient] [Biblical] [impurity] [israel] [sin] [Torah]

January 31, 4PM

This looks like a useful online resource. Here is the explanation on the site landing page: Welcome! This website was constructed to supply resources for an undergraduate class at Wofford College, called “Gods of the Biblical World: Polytheism, Magic... [biblical history] [Research Tools & Resources] [Ammonites] [ancient] [Arameans] [Culture] [Edomites] [history] [Moabites] [online] [Philistines] [Phoenicians] [religion]
Courtesy of the University of Chicago. Here are some titles (but follow that link): Gelb, The Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character Gelb, A Study of Writing Frankfort, Kingship and the Gods: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the In... [Research Tools & Resources] [ancient] [Books] [near east] [online] [pdf]
Big Brother watch posted this link to the state of citizen surveillance in the UK: Annual Report for 2016/17. A nice look at the future everywhere in the West. The post The State of the Surveillance State: 2018: UK Edition appeared first on Dr. Michael ... [conspiracy theory] [cameras] [police state] [surveillance] [UK]
What could go wrong? Maybe Planned Parenthood will want in on this. Or not. It means babies being born. My bad. And another one: Progressive Eugenics Is Hardly History–the Science and Politics Have Just Evolved The post Gene Editing on Demand (“E... [science and religion] [CRSPR] [DNA] [editing] [gene]

January 25, 10AM

Did you know that MIQLAT, Mike’s non-profit, is registered with the Amazon smile program? All you need to do is bookmark this link and use it. When you purchase something on Amazon, part of the proceeds go to MIQLAT. Here’s what you should see... [Announcement] [MIQLAT]
I just posted some updated details on these events. I am speaking twice (April 21-22) at two different locations: Berean Bible Church (April 21) and Virginia Wesleyan University (April 22). Click here to go to my calendar page for more information and lin... [Announcement] [NakedBible]

January 14, 7PM

I had blogged a few days ago about the availability on the upcoming (May 6-16) Israel tour. I have learned that there are 1o open registrations. If you are interested in going to Israel with me (and Derek and Sharon Gilbert), follow this link.  Maybe it... [Announcement] [NakedBible]

January 9, 4PM

I came across the article below today. It’s on a site for an old journal — all the issues are freely accessible. Here’s the article, but check out the site! Cohen From the Bible to the Talmud-The Prohibition of Intermarriage Note: The Ol... [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [Research Tools & Resources] [intermarriage] [Law] [old] [Testament] [Torah]

January 8, 2PM

I just updated the conference event page with the schedule and topics. Have a look! Information on registering for the event is coming. Stay tuned? [Announcement]

January 4, 10PM

I just saw this on the Ancient World Online site. The publisher has put this work on for free download. Grab it while you can — it’s a great resource. [Ancient Civilizations & Technology] [Ancient Egypt] [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [Research Tools & Resources] [ancient] [Archaeology] [Egypt] [Encyclopedia]


This post over at Blue Blurry Lines is a must-read (and must-see visuals) for anyone interested in UFOs. It’s pretty conclusive proof that the photo is real, but has misunderstood and misused. Here’s the photo (just as you’ll usually see... [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [1952] [Washington]
Robert Sheaffer has a worthwhile post over at his Bad UFOs blog. If you’re interested in those videos that accompanied the now-famous NY Times story about the secret DOD UFO program, you’ll want to give it a read. These are the sorts of questi... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFO Religions] [UFOs] [defense] [DeLonge] [DOD] [New York Times]

January 3, 7PM

A while back I blogged about a trip to Israel this coming May 6-16 that I’m going on, courtesy of Lipkin Tours. I’ll be a “talking head” on that tour along with Derek Gilbert. The trip had closed, but a few people have dropped out.... [Announcement] [gilbert] [Heiser] [israel] [trip]


It’s exceedingly unusual for me to share emails here that I get from Naked Bible Podcast listeners, or folks who read my books, or someone who has otherwise benefited from the content I try to produce. But this one captures why we do what we do on t... [Biblical Study & Translation] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible]

January 1, 9PM

Most of you will know that my non-profit, MIQLAT, is funding the translation of my book, Supernatural: What the Bible Says About the Unseen World–And Why it Matters. It’s the “lite” version of The Unseen Realm.  Over 20 translatio... [MIQLAT] [Unseen Realm] [free] [Heiser] [MIQLAT] [Supernatural] [translations]


The CIPHER … by a narrow margin: Thanks for all who voted!  Over 1500 of you! I start tonight … well, as soon as we get power back. Day 4 of no electricity at home (at work now – civilization). Hopefully we’ll be back in business... [Novels by Dr Heiser]
I came across this essay recently. It’s from the out of print book, Mesopotamian and the Bible, edited by Mark Chavalas and Lawson Younger. The essay is by Chavalas, a scholar of biblical studies and ancient Mesopotamia: Chavalas Assyriology and Bib... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [babble] [Babylon] [Bibel] [Bible] [Mesopotamia] [panbabylonianism] [Sumer]

December 31 2017, 4PM

I figured that title would get some attention. Right now my book, The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible, is at 661 reviews. That got me thinking about a giveaway for the 666th review. But that would encourage no one to revi... [NakedBible] [Unseen Realm] [bible unfiltered] [Heiser] [Unseen Realm]

December 28, 8PM

A week or so ago I saw something on Twitter that made me shake my head. An apparently well meaning Hebrew enthusiast gleefully reported that, after searching through hundreds of manuscripts, he’d found thousands of places where the divine name (YHWH... [Biblical Study & Translation] [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [jesus] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [divine name] [Jehovah] [John] [Yahweh] [Yhwh]


I’m happy to let the world know that the Pugnacious Pugs, let by my pug, Mori, dominated in the Naked Bible Fantasy Football league (291-189 over Craig’s Steel Curtain). It’s been a long time since I’ve won the league. Mori’s... [Announcement] [NakedBible]


Nick Redfern has a short, to-the-point essay over at Mysterious Universe. I agree with his tepid enthusiasm. And I’m still waiting for those emails where Tom DeLonge (and let’s throw in John Podesta) grilled their sources for whether Project P... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFO Religions] [UFOs]

December 26, 2PM

Over on the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog, Peter Gurry directs our attention to a 60 Minutes segment on the textual tragedy that accompanies the human tragedy caused by ISIS. [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [NakedBible] [ancient] [Iraq] [Isis] [Manuscripts] [texts]

12 PM

Here’s an interesting piece from Scientific American (SA) on one point of the UFO story of a week or so ago from the New York Times. The claim SA is objecting to is this one: “In a group of buildings in Las Vegas, the government stockpiles all... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFO Religions] [UFOs]

December 25, 1PM

The latest episode of the Naked Bible Podcast just uploaded. The topic is on whether Christians should consider Christmas a pagan holiday. I hope you’ll give it a listen. I broke down the topic into two areas: the traditional date of Christmas (Dece... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible]
There is much discussion online at this time of year as to the presumed pagan origins of Christmas. December 25, we are told, was a date stolen from pagan worship, specifically from the festival of the “Birth of the Unconquered Sun” (Sol Invictus)? Sh... [biblical history] [NakedBible] [New Testament]

December 20, 4PM

Several (good) reasons, actually. Find out here, as Shaun Tabatt interviews Dr. Peter Williams of Tyndale House. Here’s a short description (sort of a review) of its features, as well as an extended conversation with the editors. Check out the Tynda... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [Greek] [Tyndale]


What follows arose up within me in the wake of yet another soul-crushing example of the disturbing ignorance that passes for insight or knowledge in Christian Middle Earth. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m referring to a tweet that orgasmic... [Biblical Study & Translation] [NakedBible] [earning] [learning] [PhD] [teaching]


I’ve blogged on this topic before, but I’ve recently gotten a few questions on it in email. I decided to revisit it by posting some PDF resources. Here’s the short answer to “Was Jesus a failed prophet?” Yes, if you don’... [Biblical Study & Translation] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Eschatology / End Times] [Literary Study] [NakedBible] [conditional] [conditions] [jesus] [Parousia] [Prophecy]

December 19, 10PM

I decided to post something on this topic because someone recently sent me a post promoting (?) a particular view of “Q” and Matthean authorship that appeared at That is not my website. Briefly, the website was promoting the... [NakedBible] [New Testament] [didache] [Garrow] [Goodacre] [Matthew] [Q] [source]
Just a brief note. I occasionally get emails about material that folks read on two sites that are NOT mine: My divine council site — and my only divine council site — is It has my n... [Announcement] [NakedBible] [council] [Divine]

December 18, 5PM

Precisely. As illustrated by one of the best scenes in X-Files history: Here’s the article from the Daily Beast. [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFOs] [pentagon] [program]

December 16, 7PM

You have to read this to appreciate it. China submitted to a test of its facial recognition surveillance system by a British reporter. It found him in a few minutes — in a city of 3.5 million people. I know. Who cares? I’m not doing anything i... [conspiracy theory] [facial] [recognition] [state] [surveillance]
If you’re wondering how the public might get a look at what’s inside the empty (?) space recently discovered in the Great Pyramid, the Mysterious Universe blog has the answer: “Micro-Blimp Drone to Explore Inside the Great Pyramid.”... [Ancient Civilizations & Technology] [Ancient Egypt] [pyramids] [cheops] [drone] [great] [khufu] [pyramid] [void]


Here’s a pretty compelling UFO video — from the cockpit of a Navy F/A 18 Super Hornet: As the captioning notes the UFO video comes to the public via the Department of Defense (DOD). I found it reading an article in the NY Times about the DOD&... [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [Bigelow] [defense] [department] [DOD] [Nevada] [pentagon] [Reid]
So far just over 900 people have voted between the four choices for the title of my third novel. Here’s where we currently stand:     It’s a pretty tight contest. Voting will continue until the end of the year. If you want to vote, ... [Novels by Dr Heiser] [Facade] [fiction] [Heiser] [novels] [portent]

December 14, 3PM

Want to know why my non-profit, MIQLAT, is partnering with to create our “fringe / Middle Earth” video show Fringepop321? Watch this video (and get a peek). By helping, you’re not only helping a Miqlat m... [MIQLAT] [NakedBible] [evangelism] [fringe] [fringepop] [outreach] [postmodern]

December 13, 12 PM

My interview on the Eric Metaxas Show airs today (2-4 pm Eastern time; I’m in hour 2, starting at 3pm Eastern). I’m a newcomer to Eric’s show (about two months now). I enjoy its eclectic nature and the fact that he’s unafraid to ma... [NakedBible] [Unseen Realm] [Heiser] [Metaxas] [Psalm 82] [realm] [unseen]


December 9, 12 PM

You can vote on the title … if you subscribe to my newsletter. In the next issue (that will go out early next week) there will be a link to an online survey to choose the title. I’ve been thinking about four options and can’t decide R... [Novels by Dr Heiser] [Facade] [fiction] [Heiser] [portent] [Sci-fi] [thriller]
I’ve gotten a couple recent emails about whether MEMRA courses will be available in 2018. Some folks on the livestream asked about it as well. It was good timing, since I had it on my list of things to think about this weekend. I’ve decided to... [NakedBible] [Research Tools & Resources] [ancient] [aramaic] [Biblical] [class] [course] [education] [Greek] [Hebrew] [languages] [online] [Ugaritic]

December 8, 10PM

The interviews from the 2017 SBL meetings had to be broken up into three episodes: Episode 190 (SBL, Part 1) We get caught up with David Burnett, now in his first semester of doctoral work at Marquette University. We also chat with Marina Westerdahl, a f... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [ETS] [Interviews] [SBL]


Breaking news … Sigh. Please don’t send this to me or post it on social media where I’ll see it. It’s fake, folks. Here’s the video. Watch it and you’ll see something very odd (not the “UFO”) that tells you ... [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [dome] [Jerusalem] [mount] [rock] [temple] [UFO]

December 6, 5PM

This was a fun interview. Frank was enthusiastic about the content. His show (KKLA, Los Angeles) has a large audience, to hopefully people new to the content will read the book!   [NakedBible] [Unseen Realm] [angels] [Bible] [Christianity] [Demons] [Heiser] [realm] [Supernatural] [unseen]

December 2, 11PM

Some good news related to nanotechnology (trying to balance out the previous post): Cancer Stem Cells Destroyed by Drug-Filled Nanoparticles. It’s not all about becoming gods. Okay … had to add this. I couldn’t help myself: Scientists T... [science and religion]
The Evangelical Textual Criticism blog has a link to the audio files of the presentations in the ETS session devoted to NT Textual criticism. As the ETC blog notes: The session was titled “Growing Up in the Ehrman Era: Retrospect and Prospect on Our Tex... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [Ehrman] [Manuscripts] [Textual Criticism]
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) recently ran this headline (both the title and sub-title are noteworthy): Federal government quietly compensates daughter of brainwashing experiments victim Lawsuit filed after The Fifth Estate re-aired document... [Mind Control programs] [UFOs, Alien Abduction] [cameron] [CIA] [did] [dissociation] [mind control] [mk-ultra]


Jason Colavito has a lengthy, but worthwhile (as usual) post on Rice University Prof. Jeffrey’s Kripal’s claim for UFOs in medieval art. Kripal shows his unfamiliarity with the work of art historian Diego Cuoghi on this matter. PaleoBabble rea... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [UFOs in medieval art] [art] [Cuoghi] [Kripal] [Madonna] [UFOs]
Robert Sheaffer has another funny-but-sad essay on the antics of Tom DeLonge, he of Blink182 fame (I confess to not knowing anything about the group, but it helps with Google search results so there it is). Sheaffer chronicles some fake photos and such th... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFO Religions] [UFOs] [Blink182] [DeLonge] [disclosure]

November 29, 10PM

Back in mid-nineties a peer-reviewed article was published that sought to legitimize the idea that the Hebrew text of Genesis encrypted meaningful information about modern persons and events. Their method for detecting the presumed encrypted knowledge was... [Bible Code] [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Peeranormal episodes] [podcasts] [Bible Code] [Divination] [Drosnin] [ELS] [equidistant] [Hebrew] [jesus] [Kabbalah] [letter] [Prophecy] [sequence] [Torah]


Below are the covers of the new 60-Second Scholar series. They are now available on Amazon for pre-order, but will only be released May 1. You may recall that Zondervan acquired this series from me, explaining why the old books were retired on Amazon (and... [Announcement] [Biblical Study & Translation] [NakedBible] [60] [Advice] [Bible study] [Handbook] [Heiser] [learning] [methods] [scholar] [second] [sixty]

November 27, 11AM

Hat tip to Stephen Huebscher for this one! Here’s a link to an interesting short essay on this topic. The author argues (with some justification) that rather than Christians adapting a pagan holiday to their sacred calendar, pagans co-opted December... [conspiracy theory] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [jesus] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [calendar] [Christmas] [Easter] [Pagan] [Passover] [Sol Invictus]

November 26, 10AM

This isn’t a big deal, but it’s sort of illustrative of how I can be misunderstood, and how Bible translations can be misleading. I recently received an email that alerted me to the above this way: The present globalist-versus-Christian war is... [angels] [Biblical Study & Translation] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Satan and demons]

November 25, 5PM

Well, I’m home after three weeks on the road (PA, Providence RI, Boston, and you can throw in NY, Connecticut, and New Jersey in if you count the driving). To say I’m glad would be quite an understatement. Of course I had fun, saw friends and ... [Announcement] [NakedBible]


It’s that time of year – a new round of interviews with scholars and professors at the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). Here are the two episodes into which those interviews were grouped. Stay tuned for interviews from the... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [Apologetics] [ETS] [Groothuis] [higher life] [Hugh Ross] [Interviews] [Keswick] [Maurice Robinson] [Naselli] [philosophy] [science] [Textual Criticism]


Mike and Trey recently visited Fern and Audrey. The visit produced an opportunity not only to share some of the items discussed during that visit, but also new developments in their ministry to trauma survivors. This episode explores some of their work an... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [Audrey] [deliverance] [disorder] [dissociative] [Fern] [survivors]

November 7, 12 PM

I had not announced it yet (it came about a week or so ago), but I was asked to be on the Jim Bakker show and speak Wed night at his campus (Morningside) service. Last night it came to my attention that my appearance was being billed as “come to hea... [Announcement] [NakedBible]

November 5, 10AM

This 2002 dissertation is publicly accessible and, for those who wonder about the NAR and its relation to the “Toronto Blessing,” is essential reading: THE TORONTO BLESSING: AN EXPRESSION OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY IN THE CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT? ... [Paranormal Phenomena] [apostolic] [blessing] [Energy] [kundalini] [New] [Reformation] [serpent] [Toronto]

November 4, 5PM

Our series on the book of Hebrews continues the writer’s emphasis on the faithful priesthood of Christ – this time as the basis for turning away from a theology of dead works and clinging to faith. The centrality of not turning from the true gospel of... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Hebrews] [Naked Bible episodes] [New Testament] [podcasts] [Soteriology] [apostasy] [Assurance] [Belief] [eternal] [faith] [Hebrews 6] [security] [sin] [unbelief]

October 31, 2PM

The first few sentences of this review of the Song of Songs (aka, the Song of Solomon) in the Passion Translation (the one that is enthusiastically promoted by NAR apostles) says it all: This translation of the Song of Songs is truly awful. As a profe... [Biblical Study & Translation] [NakedBible] [aramaic] [passion] [translation]


I sometimes get email asking about transliteration (and pronunciation) of Hebrew words. Transliteration can help folks who want to try and pronounce Hebrew. This new online tool allows you to paste in Hebrew text and get an instant transliteration (an acc... [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [Research Tools & Resources] [Hebrew] [online] [tool] [transliteration]

October 27, 8AM

Are zombies real or just something Hollywood is into nowadays? If you’ve ever seen the movie The Serpent and the Rainbow, you know the question is legitimate. That movie was based on a book by Wade Davis, who earned his PhD in part on the basis of his... [Paranormal Phenomena] [Peeranormal episodes] [podcasts] [drugs] [flakka] [Haiti] [rainbow] [serpent] [spirits] [Supernatural] [zombies]

October 23, 10PM

This book looks like an excellent reference for anyone interested in the study of the biblical canon: The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis. A brief discussion of the book by one of its authors can be found here. The book w... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Bibliology] [NakedBible] [Biblical] [canon] [early church] [Lists] [New Testament]


Alejandro Rojas has a short description of the recent special edition of Newsweek. Here’s his first paragraph: Newsweek recently released a special edition magazine titled Life Beyond Earth? The Mission to Find the Answer, and while one might expect... [extraterrestrial life] [SETI] [UFO Religions] [UFOs] [alien] [extraterrestrial] [Life] [Newsweek] [search]
Hebrews 4:1-13 continues an important theme introduced in Hebrews 3—holding fast to faith so as to enter into God’s rest (i.e., inherit the promise of eternal life). The writer strikes an analogy between the rest of God, earlier related to entrance (o... [Hebrews] [Naked Bible episodes] [New Testament] [podcasts] [Belief] [faith] [Hebrews 4] [jesus] [Rest] [Sabbath] [unbelief]

October 22, 9PM

This article ought to make all those people who have equated the mark of the Beast with microchips blush with naive embarrassment and then curl into the fetal position: “Nanochips And Smart Dust: The Dangerous New Face Of The Human Microchipping Age... [conspiracy theory] [science and religion]
Robert Hastings recently posted an essay that intertwines these two familiar UFO research topics: UFOs Filmed Hovering Over U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Storage Area: Important New Revelations about the Paul Bennewitz Affair. The connection? In a sente... [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [bases] [bennewitz] [doty] [Hastings] [Military] [Nuclear]

October 21, 5PM

Just a heads up. We recorded this show weeks ago, but the interview is only airing on October 28 — the last half hour I’m told. It was fun to spend some time with John Loeffler, who enjoyed the content of The Unseen Realm. Enjoy! [NakedBible] [Unseen Realm] [Interview] [Radio] [realm] [Supernatural] [unseen]

October 18, 10PM

I recently received this announcement from my Danish friend, Ulrik Sandborg-Peterson, who developed the very useful Paradigms Master Pro Greek and Hebrew parsing practice tool. Ulrik has been instrumental in bringing resources for the study of the Byzant... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [Byzantine] [Criticism] [Majority] [New] [Testament] [textual]
These three search results (ranked in order) on Google tell you all you need to know: Is the end of the world on September 23 and what is David Meade’s ……/end-of-the-world-september-23-planet-x-nibiru-david... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Paleobabble] [astronomy] [end] [nibiru] [numerology] [Prophecy] [world]

October 17, 11AM

A few days ago while I was traveling this popped up on my Twitter account: 10 Quotes That Challenge the Way You Study the Bible It’s a post by Jake Mailhout of Lexham Press about my new book, The Bible Unfiltered: Approaching Scripture on Its Own Te... [Announcement] [Biblical Study & Translation] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Bible] [Heiser] [realm] [Supernatural] [unfiltered] [unseen]

October 10, 12 PM

This essay on the Federalist will be of interest to those who follow my work and have read The Unseen Realm: Why We Should Question God in Response to Evil and Tragedy The essay is by Aaron Gleason. He’s familiar with the divine council and the sor... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Doctrine of God] [Theodicy] [evil] [God] [gods] [Job] [sin] [trust]

October 9, 11AM

I’ve given my theory of Christian Middle Earth (CME) so many times that I can’t remember who’s heard it and who hasn’t. So I thought a post on it was long overdue. In over-simplified terms, Christian Middle Earth is that realm betw... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Bible] [Christian] [earth] [Heiser] [heresy] [middle] [teaching]

October 7, 1PM

This episode continues our discussion of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) from the previous episode. Our guest on this episode is Dr. Michael L. Brown, biblical scholar and host of the well-known radio show, Line of Fire. Dr. Brown has long been part... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [apostles] [apostolic] [Brown] [chaismatic] [gifts] [Holy Spirit] [Michael] [NAR] [New] [Pentecostal] [Reformation]

October 6, 9PM

MIQLAT is starting a YouTube Channel for personal testimonies. The channel will live here. My son Calvin is getting it started now. We’d like as many people as possible to contribute video testimonies – tell us how you came to the Lord. We want to... [MIQLAT] [MIQLAT] [salvation] [Testimonies]

September 30, 10PM

Tallay Ornan’s important book, The triumph of the symbol: Pictorial representation of deities in Mesopotamia and the biblical image ban, is now available as a PDF for free download. Here’s the abstract: This book analyzes the history of Mesop... [Research Tools & Resources] [Aniconism] [art] [Biblical] [Deities] [depictions] [gods] [Mesopotamian] [pictorial] [Sumer]
The UFO Watchdog has an informative write-up chronicling the demise of yet another Jaime Maussan fraud: Gaia-Maussan Mummy Comes Unraveled. I can hardly wait until the next one. I wonder what’ll come first … a new phony end of the world date ... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [UFO Religions] [alien] [DNA] [Fraud] [gaia] [hoax] [maussan] [mummy] [Peru]


The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) seems to quite clearly justify labeling it a movement or denomination. Millions of people around the world are part of its network of churches. However, many NAR leaders and advocates deny that it’s a denomination or ... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [apostles] [apostolic] [authority] [NAR] [New] [Reformation]

September 29, 9AM

Here’s the interview!  The Bible Unfiltered: Approaching Scripture on Its Own Terms is available for pre-order on Amazon now. It ships Oct 4. [Biblical Study & Translation] [Reviews, books] [Bible] [Heiser] [unfiltered]

September 27, 6PM

It made me sad to even have to type that post heading. But let’s face it. It’s news to a lot of people. Headlines of this sort have been drawing a lot of attention in recent days: Ancient Papyrus Reveals How The Great Pyramid Of Giza Was Built... [Ancient Civilizations & Technology] [Ancient Egypt] [Paleobabble] [pyramids] [causeway] [Construction] [giza] [khufu] [merer] [Papyrus] [pyramid] [water]

September 24, 1PM

The short answer: Because the people who said it would are either inept Bible interpreters or false teachers. For why that’s the case, listen to the episode – recorded on Sept 22. Description: September 23 has come and gone. The world didn’t... [Astral prophecy] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [conspiracy theory] [Eschatology / End Times] [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [rapture] [end of the world] [false teaching] [nibiru] [planet x] [second coming] [September 23] [tribulation] [wormwood]

September 23, 3PM

I saw this come up in Twitter today — Larry Hurtado’s comments on a recent study by Philip Payne concerning whether 1 Cor 14:34-35 were originally part of 1 Corinthians. His thoughts are concise and clear, so folks not into textual criticism ... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [New Testament] [women in ministry] [1 Cor 14:34-35] [church] [Ministry] [preach] [prophesy] [silent] [Textual Criticism] [women]

September 22, 5PM

I received author copies of my newest book a few days ago. I have 6 to give away. Here’s how to win a signed copy! 1.       Post a review of Unseen Realm on Amazon. If you’ve already posted one, you could edit it so as to qualify for... [biblical history] [Biblical Study & Translation] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Bible] [Heiser] [unfiltered]
Back in 2012 the world heard that Bigfoot DNA had been isolated and genetically tested under controlled laboratory conditions. Those involved claimed that the testing had proven the existence of Bigfoot (aka, Sasquatch), and that the creature was a hybrid... [Paranormal Phenomena] [Peeranormal episodes] [podcasts] [Bigfoot] [DNA] [genetic] [Ketchum] [Sasquatch] [testing]

September 20, 2PM

I get asked about my opinion of the NPP at events and on Q & A episodes of the Naked Bible Podcast. I always recommend Kent Yinger’s book,  The New Perspective on Paul: An Introduction. It’s short and clear. I’m happy to also recomm... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Soteriology] [faith] [gospel] [grace] [justification] [New] [NPP] [Paul] [perspective] [salvation] [works] [Wright]

September 18, 8PM

This is embarrassing. It shames Christ and tarnishes all those who sincerely try to understand Scripture and get people interested in it. There’s just no other way to put it. Lord willing after nothing happens on Sept 23 David Meade will just quietl... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Paleobabble] [Bible] [elohim] [Prophecy] [rapture] [Sept 23]

September 14, 2PM

I am frequently asked for my opinion on the Book of Jasher and the Book of Gad the Seer (more properly called the Chronicles of Gad the Seer, per 1 Chron 29:29). There are books by both titles floating around (typically on the internet) that purport to be... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Paleobabble] [book] [canon] [chronicels] [gad] [Inspired] [jasher] [seer]

September 13, 5PM

Yes, you read that correctly. Good thing I don’t need to make things up for my novels. Stuff like this makes freaking readers out a whole lot easier. Thanks, scientists! [Novels by Dr Heiser] [brain] [control] [hacking] [remote]
Readers of my fiction know that synthetic biology was a sub-plot element in The Portent. Well, we’re moving down the road toward creating humans from scratch (or some sort of human derivative). This article describes a new process for creating a fun... [Novels by Dr Heiser] [biology] [genes] [Heiser] [portent] [synthetic]

September 11, 9AM

Had some short chat time with Joel Richardson today and yesterday. Joel sent me a brief audio link to some comments of Hugh Ross that a good number of people who promote the flat earth idea are actually atheists posing at Christians to make the faith look... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [Christian] [earth] [flat earth] [madness] [middle]

September 10, 9PM

I just posted about Houston flood relief, and this second group came to mind — not only for flood relief, but also to anyone who follows the podcast and my content who might be in or near the Houston area. The Church Project has begun its own fundra... [Announcement]
If you’re considering donating to help with flood relief, check out this link. It was recommended to me by Joe, my web designer. Joe is pretty thorough about vetting things and has helped the cause himself by designing the artwork for the fundraisin... [Announcement]


The writer of Hebrews builds on his assertions that the particular son of God (Jesus) who was the agent of creation, eternal wisdom, and the essence of God, by comparing him to other supernatural sons of God (angels). But what does a phrase like “You ar... [Hebrews] [Naked Bible episodes] [New Testament] [podcasts] [begotten] [divine council] [jesus] [Kingship] [wisdom]

September 6, 2PM

Many of you know I’m working on a book about angels for Lexham Press. In about two weeks I’ll be hitting the final section of the book. One of the two chapters in that section is entitled “Christian Myths about Angels.” I’d l... [angels] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [angels]

September 2, 5PM

If not, you should — and then bookmark it. I keep getting emails about what books I recommend on various topics. That’s why I created this page. All sorts of topics and titles. Check it out! [NakedBible]


Hebrews 1:1-4 sets the tone for the entire epistle. The writer asserts that the revelation given by God through one particular son—Jesus Christ—is superior to Torah. It is Christ who is the full expression of God’s wisdom, and the actual, essential ... [Hebrews] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [angels] [apuagasma] [Christology] [Deity] [hebrews 1:1-4] [hypostasis] [jesus] [radiance] [Son of God] [superiority] [wisdom]
Dr. Heiser answers questions from a live audience. Thank you to Wayland Baptist University for hosting and Nathan for organizing the event. Thank you to everyone who came and joined us in Lubbock, Texas. [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts]

September 1, 5PM

Below is one of the most well-known FBI documents associated with UFOs. It’s known as the Hoover-Tolson (or, Ladd-Hoover) memo and is dated July 15, 1947. The chronological proximity to the Roswell case is, of course, what makes it famous. UFO resea... [Roswell] [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [fbi] [Hoover] [La] [Sw] [Tolson] [UFO]

August 31, 3PM

I’ll be speaking in Fort Worth on Saturday, Sept 9. They have reached their capacity for registration, so registration is closed. That said, the organizer told me that some who have registered may not come (always happens), so you may still get a se... [NakedBible] [Unseen Realm]

August 28, 1PM

A long time ago I blogged about the fact that certain “dinosaur petroglyphs” were really not ancient depictions of dinosaurs. The same goes for ancient Egyptian texts. There are a number of sites on the Internet (sadly, some maintained by Chri... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [ancient] [dinosaurs] [Egypt] [hieroglyphs] [plesiosaur] [texts]

August 24, 12 PM

Hmmm …. Where have we heard of this kind of thing before? It’s not just marketing when I say that all the data points in my novels are real; the fiction is how they’re put together. And of course the characters … mostly. [Novels by Dr Heiser] [Facade] [Heiser] [nanotechnology] [portent]

August 21, 6PM

This is the 5th and final post in a series by guest blogger, Stephen Huebscher ——- This is the final post in this series, and I draw a number of conclusions here. At the end, I list all the works that I referenced in this series, in case I mis... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [angels] [Christianity] [divine council] [Gnosticism] [heavenly] [Judaism] [liturgy]

August 20, 7PM

Honestly, this one’s easy: It means that a small group of Christians will succeed in making lots of people think all Christians are dimwits. Again. Articles like this one have been appearing for the last week or so as evidence:  BLACK MOON: Does so... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [NakedBible] [apocalypse] [eclipse] [moon] [Prophecy] [rapture] [sun] [tribulation]

August 19, 10PM

A couple months ago my PEERANORMAL Podcast focused on this modern myth. Here’s a pretty thorough-but-readable essay on the RH nephilim silliness. It’s very informative. I guess at a time when people are willing to believe the earth is actually... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [aliens] [blood] [hybrid] [Nephilim] [Rh negative]

August 17, 10PM

Below are three informative essays on elongated skulls that anyone interested in the topic should read. They are informative because they provide a good survey (and sources in the notes) of the sort of research professionals conduct on these skulls, and b... [ancient astronauts] [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [DNA] [elongated] [foerster] [marzulli] [Nephilim] [Peru] [skull]

August 13, 9PM

August 10, 10PM

Are there very old skeletons that have red hair? Sure. That isn’t the myth. The myth is that a skeleton or mummy with red hair means that said specimen is evidence of nephilim or visitation of Old World giants in the New World. (I’ve asked bef... [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [elongated] [foerster] [Giant] [hair] [mummy] [red] [skull]


Part 4 of a series by guest blogger, Stephen Huebscher ——- C. CONCEPTIONS OF HEAVENLY WORSHIP IN GNOSTIC GROUPS This post deals with groups that are known as “Gnostics” from the Greek word gnosis = “knowledge.” They developed the cen... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Apocryphal Literature] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Gnostic Texts, Gnosticism] [NakedBible] [aeons] [angels] [celestial] [Gnosticism] [jesus] [liturgy] [New Testament] [pleroma] [Worship]

August 9, 6PM

Well, we’re finally caught up on transcripts!  Each episode of the podcast should now have a PDF transcript. This wouldn’t have happened without Brenda in Ohio, who took on the task of transcribing months ago, and Trey, who converted the docu... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [podcast] [transcripts]

12 PM

I’m referring to this recent two-page (!) study in a medical journal: “Oldest case of gigantism? Assessment of the alleged remains of Sa-Nakht, king of ancient Egypt,” Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology 5:8 (August 2017): 580-581. Severa... [biblical history] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [Egypt] [Giant] [gigantism] [journal] [lancet] [medical] [Pharaoh]

August 8, 12 PM

Guest blogger, Stephen Huebscher This is the third of five posts in this series. B. CONCEPTIONS OF HEAVENLY WORSHIP IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY Early Christian conceptions of heavenly worship drew heavily on the OT and, not surprisingly, show a similarity, thou... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Apocryphal Literature] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Enoch, Books of] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [celestial] [Christianity] [divine council] [early church] [Judaism] [liturgy] [Second Temple] [Worship]


I heard today that, due to some scheduling problems, seating at the Lubbock, TX event for August 26 will be limited. If you plan to come, be advised. Click on the link for time and place. I will update the event page with anything else relevant if it com... [NakedBible] [Unseen Realm] [Heiser] [Lubbock] [naked bible]
Just a quick note. As I posted a few days ago, the paperback of my new book, The Bible Unfiltered is now available for pre-order and will ship October 4. I head a few days ago that Lexham plans to make the Kindle version of the book available on October... [Biblical Study & Translation] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Reviews, books] [Bible study] [Bible Study Magazine] [book] [Heiser]

August 6, 5PM

I just saw the link on Amazon appear for my next book. It’s entitled, The Bible Unfiltered: Approaching Scripture on Its Own Terms. It’s the second collection of my articles published in Bible Study Magazine, which means it’s a follow-u... [Biblical Study & Translation] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Reviews, books] [Bible] [Bible Study Magazine] [Context] [Heiser] [Interpretation] [Study]

August 3, 3PM

I get questions about whether the New Testament was originally written in Aramaic. Some really aren’t questions; they are (I presume) well-meaning people trying to inform me of the “fact” of Aramaic primacy. In light of those sorts of em... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [New Testament] [Paleobabble] [aramaic] [Lamsa] [syriac]

August 2, 11PM

If you’ve followed my work for any time (or read books like The Unseen Realm), you know the value of scholarly journals. Most of them are not publicly accessible. Here’s a link to a substantial list that are online. [NakedBible] [Research Tools & Resources] [Biblical] [Journals] [online] [open access] [Studies] [theology]


If you’re following this story, this post from Archaeology Review is quite worthwhile: A Review of Jaime Maussan’s Alien Mummy from Peru. The highlight is an X-Ray of the three-fingered alien hand hoax perpetrated by Maussan. Here’s a porti... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [alien] [Fraud] [hoax] [maussan] [mummy] [Peru]


If you have a sustained interest in the subject of UFOs and their investigation, you’ve heard of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network). This at-one-time important grass roots network has been steadily sliding toward irrelevance (see here and here for past issu... [conspiracy theory] [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFO Religions] [UFOs] [Cult] [MUFON] [Ramtha] [resignation]


By now I’ve probably received a heads up on the story about Canaanite DNA disproving the biblical conquest narrative a dozen times. Here’s my own heads-up: If you see some “news” about the Bible in mass media, you can presume it... [biblical history] [Paleobabble] [Canaanites] [Conquest] [DNA] [Israelites] [media]

August 1, 8PM

Yep. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. When ancient alien theorists (or Christian North American nephilim “race” theorists) insist those are the explanations for impressive engineering and architectural work (think Nazca l... [ancient astronauts] [Ancient Civilizations & Technology] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [alien] [gaia] [hoax] [maussan] [mummy] [Peruvian]

July 31, 9AM

I just got word that a new file has been uploaded and accepted by Amazon. The verse reference problem should now be fixed. If you want Unseen Realm for Kindle, it’s now available again. [NakedBible] [Unseen Realm] [Heiser] [kindle] [Unseen Realm]

July 30, 3PM

Ever thought about taking a seminary class? Getting a degree in biblical studies? Even if you haven’t and just want good advice on how to do biblical research on your own, you’ll want to listen in on this conversation. This episode of the podcast focu... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [Reviews, books] [Advice] [forrest] [research] [seminary] [strategy] [Study] [surviving] [thriving] [Zacharia]

July 28, 6PM


By guest blogger Stephen L. Huebscher   STEP THREE: LOOKING AT THE THREE GROUPS INDIVIDUALLY CONCEPTIONS OF HEAVENLY WORSHIP IN SECOND TEMPLE JUDAISM The variety of groups and beliefs at this time was reflected in the variety of sacred texts used. It... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [angels] [Apocryphal Literature] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Enoch, Books of] [Gnostic Texts, Gnosticism] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [Qumran & Dead Sea Scrolls] [celestial] [Judaism] [liturgy] [Qumran] [Second Temple] [Worship]

July 27, 11PM

The UFO Watchdog blog recently posted an update on the alleged alien mummy brought to Gaia TV by Jaime Maussan. Jaime of course has a long, glorious history of hoaxing. You can read the update here in full, but it’s basically about how the World Con... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [alien] [Fraud] [hoax] [maussan] [mummy] [Peruvian]


By guest blogger, Stephen L. Huebscher This series was originally written as an academic paper for presentation at a conference. At the time, we were doing research on the divine council for what ended up in Mike’s book The Unseen Realm. I had told Mike... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [angels] [Apocryphal Literature] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Enoch, Books of] [Gnostic Texts, Gnosticism] [NakedBible] [Qumran & Dead Sea Scrolls] [celestial] [Christianity] [Divine] [Gnosticism] [Judaism] [liturgy] [Second Temple] [Worship]

July 1, 9AM

June 27, 9AM

The Society of Biblical Literature just released the latest issue of its Journal of Biblical Literature. One of the articles caught my attention: “Content and Form: Authorship Attribution and Pseudonymity in Ancient Speeches, Letters, Lectures, an... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [New Testament] [Authorship] [Baum] [Ehrman] [Greek] [pseudonymity]

June 25, 9PM

Many readers will have seen the slick video report about an alleged “new species” mummy found in Peru. This is a well-done video by Gaia TV, sure to appeal to the gullible. Lots of folks with white masks saying sciencey things (i.e., speculat... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [UFO Religions] [alien] [gaia] [maussan] [mummy] [Peru]


Various news outlets breathlessly reported that the well-known activist / hacktivist group known as Anonymous had posted an announcement about an impending NASA announcement that intelligent ET life was a reality. The link above leads to a video that purp... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFO Religions] [alien] [anonymous] [disclosure] [ET] [extraterrestrial] [Life] [NASA]
The Jew and Gentile podcast has a connection to Ratio Christi, a well-known campus ministry. I’m grateful for the invitation, as campus ministry is so significant. Enjoy the episode! [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [angels] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Enoch, Books of] [NakedBible] [Reversing Hermon] [Satan and demons] [Enoch] [Heiser] [Hermon] [New Testament] [Reversing] [watchers]

June 24, 7PM

David Burnett returns to the podcast to discuss Paul’s defense of his apostleship and his heavenly ascent in 2 Corinthians 11-12. This episode expands upon an earlier episode on Paul’s ascent, specifically linking it to Second Temple Jewish apocalypti... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Naked Bible episodes] [New Testament] [podcasts] [Satan and demons] [ascent] [demon] [flesh] [heaven] [Paul] [thorn]

June 22, 11AM

I just wanted to put something on the blog (again) about my rejection of the idea that Revelation 12 has anything to do with the second coming or end times in general. I’ve been getting emails with links to YouTube videos like this one that use my t... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [NakedBible] [end times] [heavens] [Prophecy] [second coming] [september] [signs] [sky]

June 18, 6PM

Gerald R. McDermott (PhD, University of Iowa) is Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. Before joining Beeson, he was the Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College. He is also associate pastor at Christ ... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [Christianity] [church fathers] [Church History] [Deuteronomy 32] [dispensationalism] [divine council] [israel] [replacement] [supercessionism]
Well, I’ve entered “novel #3 research mode.” Not sure what clicked in my head, but the last couple of days I’ve had a bunch of scenes and ideas fly into my head. I guess it’s time. I hope to start writing this fall. Readers o... [Novels by Dr Heiser] [UFO Religions] [Facade] [Heiser] [Instagram] [portent]


I wrote and self-published The Bible Code Myth over ten years ago. I don’t believe it was ever on Amazon (so long ago I can’t remember). I had sold it as a PDF as well. Through a lot of help on the part of Peter Rust, a friend of mine who ha... [Announcement] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [Bible Code] [ELS] [encrypted] [equidistant] [Jesus code] [letter] [Prophecy] [sequencing] [torah code]

June 15, 12 PM

Faithlife TV has just added what they’re calling an “Unseen Realm lecture series” to the channel’s content. You need to subscribe to Faithlife TV to watch them. It’s very inexpensive (I think around $5 a month). I hope many o... [Announcement] [Unseen Realm] [angels] [Demons] [faithlife tv] [Heiser] [spiritual world] [Unseen Realm] [video]

June 14, 3PM

Short answer: No. For why, listen to the episode and read its associated source material. Description: The idea that people with Rh-Negative blood indicates alien or nephilim ancestry is on the rise in fringe internet communities and websites. In this epi... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [Peeranormal episodes] [podcasts] [UFO Religions] [aliens] [blood] [D antigen] [hybrids] [Nephilim] [Rh negative]
Many of you have asked about the status of my self-published three-book 60-Second Scholar series. The books are no longer available for purchase on Amazon, and some folks have posted ridiculous prices for used copies. I had to “retire” the series on A... [Announcement] [Biblical Study & Translation] [Advice] [Bible study] [Heiser] [tips]

June 13, 4PM

June 23 … This is pretty cool. I’m glad to see churches have the courage to expose their people to the Bible in its own context. (Think about that statement). David’s topic is: “The Divine Council: The Falling and Rising of the Son... [Announcement] [NakedBible] [Uncategorized]

June 12, 12 PM

This has been in the planning for a few months, and now it’s official: I won’t be the tour guide, but I will be doing some teaching and commentary at significant sites on the tour. As the banner notes, Derek and Sharon Gilbert will be contribu... [Announcement] [NakedBible] [2018] [israel] [tour]

June 11, 3PM

The “evil eye” was a widespread superstition in the ancient world, one that continues on into the present day. The belief that one could cause someone harm merely by looking at them, or cast a spell over them by the same means, shows up in ancient Egy... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [New Testament] [podcasts] [Deuteronomy] [Envy] [evil eye] [Galatians] [Greed] [jesus] [Matthew] [Mesopotamia] [Proverbs] [Spells]

June 9, 10AM

The updated link is here. One of my speaking times has changed. You can of course see all the speakers and their topics at this particular conference. [Announcement] [UFO Religions] [ancient aliens] [conference] [Heiser] [Roswell] [Sitchin]


Well, it was just a few days ago that my latest book, Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers, and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ, became available on Kindle. Now the book is available for pre-order for Logos Bible Software users. Make it part of yo... [Announcement] [NakedBible] [Reversing Hermon] [Bashan] [book of enoch] [Christianity] [Enoch] [jesus] [Judaism] [Mount Hermon] [Reversing Hermon] [sons of God] [watchers]

June 3, 3PM

In this episode Dr. Heiser talks to the men behind a new translation project, John Hobbins and Samuel Bray. The first volume of their effort is entitled Genesis 1-11: A New Old Translation for Readers, Scholars, and Translators. Our discussion focuses on ... [Biblical Study & Translation] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [Bray] [Genesis 1-11] [Hobbins] [Interview] [translation]
The wait is over! My latest book, Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers, and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus is now on Kindle! Just follow the link for the Kindle version. [Announcement] [NakedBible] [Reversing Hermon] [Enoch] [Heiser] [jesus] [kindle] [New Testament] [Reversing Hermon] [watchers]

May 27, 1PM

This was the second time I’ve filled a pulpit since 2004. The Loch Ness monster is seen more often than I show up in a pulpit. But I am getting requests to post this and, more importantly, I keep getting questions that tell me that many Christians ... [Announcement] [NakedBible] [Uncategorized]


Readers of Reversing Hermon know that this information is in an appendix to that book. But in the book these allusions are given in full and are listed by Pseudepigraphical source. That’s one reason that appendix is so long! We should all thank Wa... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Enoch, Books of] [NakedBible] [allusions] [chart] [Enoch] [Index] [pseudepigrapha] [quotations] [Reversing Hermon]
I was on Carl Gallups’ show this past Friday. It’s short (half hour), but the show has a large audience in the Gulf area. Enjoy! [Announcement] [callups] [carl] [Enoch] [Heiser] [Radio] [Reversing Hermon] [Unseen Realm] [watchers]

May 26, 9PM

Boy, am I tired of hearing about Gobekli Tepe. Pardon the pun, but it’s become a monument to those who cannot distinguish speculation from data. The truth is that no one really knows what the site was for, who built, or why it was built. No one know... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Atlantis] [Easter Island] [Gobekli Tepe] [mythology]
I received an email recently asking me whether the following story was real or not: Smithsonian Admits to Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in Early 1900’s This is actually an old hoax. It apparently originated via the World News Daily ... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [femur] [Giant] [giants] [human] [mount blanco museum] [skeletons] [Smithsonian]



I just posted the new module registration page for the second module of MEMRA’s 2017 language courses. In case you are not familiar with my MEMRA site, here is an explanation from the landing page: MEMRA courses provide academic content at a level s... [Announcement] [MEMRA] [ancient] [aramaic] [Biblical] [Courses] [Greek] [Hebrew] [online] [Ugaritic] [video]

May 25, 2PM

I’ll be honest. I’m among those of you (and there are a lot of us) who’d think of themselves as “math-challenged.” That makes me vulnerable to being impressed by people who do amazing things with numbers and then attribute me... [Ancient Civilizations & Technology] [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Megaliths] [Paleobabble] [ancient] [code] [gematria] [geometry] [grid] [Mathematics] [Megaliths] [Munck] [pyramid]

May 21, 8AM

The episode of Noah’s drunkenness in Genesis 9 has long befuddled interpreters. One of Noah’s sons, Ham, commits some heinous crime against his father. Oddly, though, Ham is not the one cursed by his father. Instead, Ham’s son Canaan bears the wrath... [biblical history] [Genesis] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [Canaan] [curse] [Genesis 9] [Ham] [incest] [Noah] [sin]

May 14, 7PM

The Ark of the Covenant is well-known because of the popular Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. That pop culture film offers just one of over a dozen theories on what happened to the Ark of the Covenant. The question arises because the ark is n... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Apocryphal Literature] [biblical history] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [Archaeology] [Ark of the Covenant] [destruction] [Exile] [Hancock] [Jeremiah] [Jerusalem] [Manasseh] [temple]

May 12, 12 PM

This is Part 5 of David Burnett’s guest series.   In early Judaism it was widely accepted that in the resurrection or afterlife, the righteous were to in some sense become as the stars or angels.1 In Dan 12:2-3, “Many of those who sleep in t... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [David Burnett post] [divine council] [Genesis] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [Romans] [theosis] [Abraham] [astral] [Genesis 15] [glorification] [Josephus] [Philo] [Psalm 82] [Qumran] [sanctification] [stars] [theosis]

May 11, 4PM

Readers will recall that I blogged about being on the Voice of Olympus podcast some time ago. This is the talk show hosted by Hercules Invictus, who embraces the gods of classical Greece and Rome. I was back on that show this past week. As was the case th... [Announcement] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Acts 17] [Bible] [Deut 32] [divine council] [gods] [greece] [Psa 82] [Rome]

May 8, 11AM

Well, this is soul-crushing. My thanks to Jason Colavito for once again directing our attention to awful thinking and helping us think more clearly about it. His post (Did the Nephilim Build the Pyramids? Or Were They Woolly Mammoths?) is about a video do... [Ancient Civilizations & Technology] [Ancient Egypt] [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Megaliths] [Paleobabble] [pyramids] [Uncategorized] [building] [Documentary] [faull] [fourth watch] [giants] [Nephilim]
Stuart Robbins has added to the work he’s already done on his podcast.  Stuart takes us through more about how young earth creationists also oppose the flat earth nonsense. Anyone who has listened to Stuart before knows he’s not a YEC or crea... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [creationism] [flat earth] [geocentrism] [science]


This episode continues our discussion of Ezekiel’s temple vision. Whereas Part 1 noted the problems a literalistic approach produces for both coherent interpretation and consistency in biblical theology, this episode looks at positive indications in the... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [center of the world] [cosmic mountain] [Jubilee] [literal] [symbolic] [temple]

April 29, 10PM

These final chapters of Ezekiel are known for the prophet’s vision of a new temple. However, scattered within that vision is an enigmatic figure referred to as the “prince” (Hebrew: nasiʾ). In this episode we discuss whether or not Ezekiel’s temp... [Eschatology / End Times] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [believers] [eschatology] [Ezekiel 40-48] [jesus] [millennium] [offerings] [prince] [sacrifices] [temple]

April 28, 8AM

Two items: 1. I heard this morning that the event for May 20 in Indian Harbor Beach, FL has closed registration — they are at capacity for the event. 2. The event for Northport, WA has been moved from July 15 to July 22. The change has been made on ... [Announcement] [Unseen Realm]

April 26, 9PM

April 25, 9AM

Click here to read my most recent scholarly book review. But honestly, the real reasons I post about this are twofold: (1) there are several important books reviewed at the link, and (2) you should all know about the journal Themelios. Themelios is a a fr... [NakedBible] [Research Tools & Resources] [Reviews, books] [ajrud] [Asherah] [Divination] [Israelite] [magic] [religion] [Review] [schmidt]

April 24, 5PM

For those interested (I’ve posted several interviews in the past couple of weeks, so this may be redundant), I’ll be appearing on the Jim Bakker show Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25-26. We recorded these shows on Good Friday. Both interviews i... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Announcement] [Enoch, Books of] [NakedBible] [Reversing Hermon] [Enoch] [Heiser] [Reversing Hermon] [watchers]

April 22, 12 PM

I think you’ll all enjoy this interview with my friend David Limbaugh, author of The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels. Check out the lead blurb on the back of the book! This is a good read for anyone who wants a readable... [jesus] [Naked Bible episodes] [New Testament] [podcasts] [Reviews, books] [gospels] [Limbaugh] [True Jesus]

April 21, 8PM

This film documentary is about UFO incidents involving multiple military witnesses at U.S. nuclear weapons facilities. It is based on the research of Robert Hastings, one of the serious people in ufology. The documentary — widely praised for the qua... [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [bases] [Hastings] [Military] [Nuclear] [nukes]


This post over at the information-rich UFO Chronicles website drew my attention for reasons I can’t fully divulge right now: “Questioning Alien Abduction Research Methodology.” The post leads to another post by Dr. Ellen Tarr, accurately... [UFO Religions] [UFOs] [UFOs, Alien Abduction] [abduction] [alien] [edgar] [encounter] [free] [Mitchell] [Spiritual] [survey] [transformation]
I recently found an article on how the recent YouTube Ad / Monetization policies have rocked the “Secure Team 10” UFO Hoax site and came across a list of “related links” that was too interesting to pass up. Seems the UFO Hoaxing co... [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [aliens] [hoaxes] [orbs] [video]

April 20, 4PM


April 18, 11PM

I came across this article tonight — it’s accessible online: D. M. Mulhern, “A Probable Case of Gigantism in a Fifth Dynasty Skeleton from the Western Cemetery at Giza,Egypt,” International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 15 (2005): ... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [Uncategorized] [acromegaly] [Egypt] [Giant] [giza] [pituitary] [skeleton]


This is the first of four installments on this topic, all written by David Burnett. This series is based on a paper David read at the Society of Biblical Literature. — MSH Paul’s Use of Genesis 15:5 in Romans 4:18 in Light of Early Jewish Deifica... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [David Burnett post] [Genesis] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [Romans] [Septuagint] [theosis] [Uncategorized] [Use of OT in NT] [Abraham] [Covenant] [Deification] [Genesis 15] [Judaism] [Paul] [Romans 4] [sanctiifcation] [seed] [stars] [theosis]

April 17, 12 PM

This has been quite a while in coming, and I had to keep it under wraps. My employer, Faithlife (makers of Logos Bible Software) has a relatively new streaming TV channel called Faithlife TV. They’re about to launch a documentary featuring some of m... [Aliens as Demons] [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [Roswell] [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFO Theories] [UFOs] [UFOs & religious beliefs] [UFOs, Alien Abduction] [aliens] [Christianity] [crash] [Demons] [extraterrestrials] [religion]

April 15, 4PM

I was recently interviewed by Shaun Tabbat about my new book, Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers, and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ. Have a listen for some insights into the book and what it’s about! [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Enoch, Books of] [Reversing Hermon] [Reviews, books] [Uncategorized] [Enoch] [Heiser] [Hermon] [jesus] [mount]

April 8, 7PM

This follow-up to Part 1 on these popular and controversial chapters focuses on the interpretation of the Gog-Magog invasion as a whole. Special attention is paid to how Rev 20:7-10 re-purposes Ezekiel 38-39 and how that re-purposing is consistent with a ... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Eschatology / End Times] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [Day of the Lord] [end times] [eschatology] [Ezekiel 38] [Ezekiel 39] [Gog] [Magog] [millennium] [Revelation 20] [second coming]


In a couple of weeks I’ll be filming three courses for Faithlife (my employer; aka Logos Bible Software) that revolve around content threads in my book The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible. The idea is not to go t... [Afterlife / Sheol / Hades] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Divine] [encounter] [oak] [tamarisk] [theophany] [tree]

April 3, 10PM

A few months ago my PEERANORMAL podcast did an episode on the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. As is our format, I and the other hosts read several peer-reviewed articles about the topic and discussed them. Below is an article we didn’t discuss, as th... [sleep paralysis] [UFO Religions] [UFOs, Alien Abduction] [abduction] [alien] [paralysis] [sexual abuse] [sleep]
Another solid review by Jason Colavito. If you’ve ever read one of Jason’s lengthy reviews you know it’s not just an essay informing his readers about what’s in a particular book or a simplistic “liked it … hated itR... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [Sitchin] [aliens] [ancient] [astronauts] [DeLonge] [extraterrestrial] [gods] [UFOs]


Apologies – I forgot to post this episode! Ezekiel 37 is one of the most familiar in the entire book, but that familiarity really extends only to the first fourteen verses. The chapter actually contains two oracles which telegraph the same ideas and... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Eschatology / End Times] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [corporate] [dry bones] [Exile] [ezekiel 37] [israel] [national] [resurrection] [return]

April 1, 3PM

As was the case with Ezekiel 37, these chapters are among the most familiar in the entire book of Ezekiel. This first of two episodes on these chapters focuses on the terminology: Gog, Magog, Meshech, Tubal, and Togarmah. It also addresses the fallacies o... [Eschatology / End Times] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [end times] [Ezekiel 38] [Ezekiel 39] [Gog] [Magog] [Meshech] [Prophecy] [Russia] [Togarmah] [Tubal]

March 31, 6PM

There have been dozens of documented cases where the recipient of a transplant, often involving the heart, apparently take on the personalities of the organ donor. Recipients also report memories of the donor, and memories that belong to the donor, despit... [Paranormal Phenomena] [Peeranormal episodes] [podcasts] [behaviors] [Cellular] [donor] [habits] [heart] [memories] [organ] [personality] [recipient] [traits] [transplant]

March 26, 9AM

I’ve blogged about the problem of how the peer review process in the sciences has been compromised by laziness and money. Here we go again: “Sting Operation Reveals Science’s Insane Fake News Problem.” As the article’s autho... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [Research Tools & Resources] [fake news] [Fraud] [Journals] [peer review] [research] [sting]

March 24, 11AM

Just a brief follow-up on the subject of whether fallen angels can be redeemed. One of the curious points to me in this matter has been how some refer to the idea of angelic salvation as a “doctrine.” That word conveys the impression (intentio... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [angels] [baptism] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Gnostic Texts, Gnosticism] [Uncategorized] [angels] [early church] [Gnosticism] [redemption] [salvation]

March 23, 9PM

I don’t know which answer is the correct one, but those are your options. Click here for a short-but-telling proof-positive indictment of De Longe’s “insider access to UFO truth” by Lorin Cutts (hat tip to Jack Brewer at the UFO Tr... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFO Religions] [UFOs] [UFOs and Hollywood] [disclosure] [secret machine] [Tom De Longe]

March 22, 8AM

That’s the opinion of early reviewers. Reversing Hermon isn’t my planned sequel to The Unseen Realm, but it does continue the conversation. I’ll take it! Hope you’ll read it! [Announcement] [jesus] [New Testament] [Reversing Hermon] [Uncategorized] [book of the giants] [Enoch] [Heiser] [Reversing Hermon] [watchers]

March 21, 9PM

A bit of a personal aside for this post. Most readers know I’m busy (that word actually doesn’t begin to describe the situation). But I sometimes get asked why I don’t do certain things. For example …  Mike, why don’t you /... [Announcement] [Uncategorized]

12 PM

Many of you know about the digital version of the Faithlife Study Bible. I contributed a good bit of content to it. A trimmed (for space, naturally) version of that study Bible is now available from Zondervan, editorially tailored to the NIV, the translat... [Announcement] [Biblical Study & Translation] [faithlife study bible] [FSB] [NIV]

March 18, 9PM

These two chapters seems intrusive. The oracles against the nations ended in Ezekiel 32, followed by the announcement of Jerusalem’s fall (ch. 33) and a transition to the future hope of Israel (ch. 34). Chapters 35-36 are an oracle against Edom (“Moun... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [Acts 2] [Edom] [Ezekiel 35-36] [israel] [Judah] [new covenant] [Restoration] [Seir] [spirit]


Everyone – my new book, Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers, and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ, is now shipping on Amazon! The book is also part of a collection available via Skywatch TV. [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Announcement] [Enoch, Books of] [Reversing Hermon]

March 15, 11AM

This may be controversial in terms of the illustration I’ll use to, but I find the illustration has explanatory power. I think our real problem isn’t how darkness has adapted, but how believers have changed (i.e., their thinking). I’ll t... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Satan and demons] [Unseen Realm] [evangelism] [mission] [spiritual warfare] [Unseen Realm]

March 14, 1PM

I’ve blogged once before about this point of pseudo-research as it relates to using the Talmud for its justification. In biblical thinking and history, however, the nephilim (who were unusually tall) died out in biblical times. That means there were no ... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [america] [double rows] [elongated] [giants] [native] [Nephilim] [newspaper] [reports] [skeleton] [skull] [teeth]

March 13, 1PM

Well, this took a year, but my three 60-Second Scholar books are now available on pre-pub. They are being sold as a set. “Pre-pub” pertains to Logos Bible Software editions of the books, not print or Kindle. This is a different digital versio... [Biblical Study & Translation] [Reviews, books] [Bible] [Books] [Context] [doctrine] [Heiser] [hermeneutics] [Interpretation] [scholar] [Study]


As I mentioned in the recent episode of the Naked Bible Podcast, the subject of angelic redemption seems to be percolating on the internet. I’m not sure of the reason. I am sure, as we discussed on that podcast episode, that the idea has led to disastro... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [NakedBible] [Satan and demons] [Soteriology] [Uncategorized] [angelic] [angels] [Asia Minor] [churches] [humanity] [letters] [redemption] [Revelation] [salvation]

March 11, 11AM

This episode follows episodes 68 and 120. Fern, Audrey, and Beth minister to trauma victims whose trauma has produced DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) or involved Trauma-based Mind Control (TBMC).  If those terms and associated concepts are unfamilia... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [Christian] [counsel] [did] [healing] [mind control] [MKULTRA] [survivors] [Trauma] [treatment]

March 4, 9PM


Most Christians are interested (and many absorbed) by the topic of the future of Israel and how, in the wake of the New Testament emphasis on the Church as the people of God (Gentiles included), Israel still matters. The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Persp... [biblical history] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Reviews, books] [book] [Christian] [end times] [eschatology] [history] [israel] [replacement] [Review] [supersessionism] [Zionism]
I just discovered that ARCE (American Research Center in Egypt) has a video series on the history of Egyptology. Enjoy! [Ancient Civilizations & Technology] [Ancient Egypt] [Research Tools & Resources] [educational] [Egypt] [Egyptology] [history] [videos]
For real. The site is called Elyonim veTachtonim. Here’s the description from the site: Elyonim veTachtonim project web site. As of today the first version of the database is finally available on-line and: covers the Babylonian Talmud [BT]; bases... [NakedBible] [Research Tools & Resources] [angels] [database] [Demons] [ghosts] [literature] [Rabbinic] [Talmud]


That’s the title of an essay by Robert Hastings. It’s well worth the read, as it does more than beat a dead horse. It has a number of salient details that should convince any clear-thinking person that the Majestic documents should not be trus... [conspiracy theory] [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [Roswell] [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFO Theories] [UFOs] [UFOs, man-made] [conspiracy] [documents] [doty] [government] [hoax] [majestic] [MJ-12] [moore]
Back in November I posted about an essay (Part 1) by Robbie Graham, author of the intriguing book, Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood’s UFO Movies. Robbie’s post was about the misguided saga of Tom DeLonge, rock m... [conspiracy theory] [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [Roswell] [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [DeLonge] [disclosure] [documents] [doty] [government] [majestic] [moore]
The title of this post corresponds to an excellent post by Dr. Jennifer Raff on her personal blog. Dr. Raff is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Kansas, and director and principal investigator at the University of Kansas laborato... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [DNA] [elongated] [Nephilim] [paracas] [skulls]

February 28, 7AM

Here’s a link to an experimental talk show on Faithlife TV (my employer). It’s an intentionally provocative TV talk show that focuses on questions or topics that Christians think about but don’t bring up so as to avoid controversy. I&#... [Announcement] [aloud] [Christianity] [church] [Controversial] [pastors] [provocative] [questions]

February 27, 8AM

Ezekiel 33-34 finalize the destruction of Jerusalem and the covenant failure of its leadership and people as the cause. But there is more than meets the eye. The notion of a “watchman” prominent in Ezekiel chapter 33 is found elsewhere and has possib... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [believers] [ezekiel 33] [Ezekiel 34] [good shepherd] [israel] [Israelites] [leaders] [sheep] [shepherds]

February 19, 12 PM

Ezekiel 32 is a lament for the empire of Egypt, whose hubris was compared to a rebellious divine council member in the previous chapter (one of the “trees” of God’s garden in Lebanon/Eden). This episode focuses on two items in the chapter. Early in ... [Afterlife / Sheol / Hades] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [chaos] [Dragon] [Ezekiel 32] [gibborim] [hades] [Lion] [Rephaim] [sheol] [Underworld]
I was recently interviewed by Josh and Christina Peck about this aspect of my forthcoming book, Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers, and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ. Enjoy!   [Archaeoastronomy] [jesus] [New Testament] [Revelation] [Reviews, books] [astral] [Bethlehem] [Enoch] [Hermon] [Prophecy] [stars]

February 13, 8PM

Everyone — I did this interview a week ago. It’s always fun to talk about my novels. A sweet torture, as I really want to be into the third one. Hopefully I can say that I am this summer. [Novels by Dr Heiser] [UFO Theories] [UFOs] [UFOs, man-made] [conspiracy] [Facade] [Heiser] [novels] [paranormal] [portent] [science fiction]
Ezekiel 31 is part of the prophet’s oracles against Egypt (chs. 29-32). The chapter strikes an analogy between the mighty nation of Egypt and a great cedar tree in Eden, the envy of other glorious trees in the garden of God. The symbol of the “world t... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [cosmic tree] [divine council] [Eden] [Egypt] [Ezekiel 31] [omphalos] [Pharaoh] [rebellion] [world tree]

February 12, 10PM

Short answer: nobody knows because the scans of the walls don’t agree. Anyone interested in this current debate and what might be done to prove or disprove the idea should read this excellent article. Covers all the bases. [Ancient Civilizations & Technology] [Ancient Egypt] [Paleobabble] [Archaeology] [chamber] [Egyptology] [nefertiti] [penetrating] [radar] [tomb] [Tut]

February 11, 12 AM

This book is an important, though slightly dated, contribution to understanding the OT in its ancient Near Eastern context. It is also quite useful for addressing a range of attacks on the integrity of the OT. Prof. Kitchen was for many years an Egyptolog... [Bible and Archaeology] [biblical history] [Research Tools & Resources] [ancient Near East] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Egypt] [history] [kitchen] [old testament] [orient]

February 8, 11AM

Someone sent me an email a week ago that my new book, Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers, and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ, was available for pre-order. Sorry I forgot to blog it then. It’s been number 1 in the angels and demons new rele... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Announcement] [Biblical Study & Translation] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Enoch, Books of] [jesus] [New Testament] [Satan and demons] [Theodicy] [1 Enoch] [2nd temple] [academic] [book of enoch] [book of the giants] [Judaism] [scholarly] [theology] [watchers]
I’ve created a short survey (six questions) that, to a significant extent, will influence what I spend my work hours writing this year. It should take you about 10 minutes. Lexham is looking for guidance (and so am I, truth be told). Click on this link ... [Announcement] [Lexham]
If you listened to my ETS interview with Randall last November, there were inklings of this in between the lines. News was recently announced about the new Cave 12. Read it here. [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [NakedBible] [Qumran & Dead Sea Scrolls] [Cave 12] [Discovery] [pottery] [price] [Qumran]

February 4, 7PM

This episode focuses on entheogens—psychedelic drugs that are known to cause “mystical states” of consciousness. Our hosts discuss Rick Strassman’s work on DMT, but that is merely a subset of entheogen study. Current research in the fields of brai... [Paranormal Phenomena] [Peeranormal episodes] [podcasts] [altered states] [DMT] [drugs] [entheogens] [mystical experiences] [Mysticism] [paranormal] [psychedelics] [religion] [research] [science] [Strassman] [visions]
Ezekiel 29-30 are the first two of four chapters that preserve a series of oracles against Egypt and her Pharaoh. As in the case of the oracles against the prince of Tyre, Ezekiel’s imagery of cosmic, non-human forces of chaos that resist God’s order ... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [chaos] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [chaos] [Dragon] [Egypt] [Leviathan] [oracles] [Pharaoh] [tannim] [tannin]

February 1, 7PM

The Voice of Olympus is a podcast show hosted by Hercules Invictus, a modern follower of the gods of Olympus. From the podcast’s website: The podcast explores the many manifestations of Greco-Roman mythology in our present day and age. We invite you... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [angels] [Canaan] [daimon] [Demons] [divine plurality] [gods] [greece] [Hebrew Bible] [Monotheism] [polytheism] [Rome] [Yahweh]

January 29, 12 AM

The focus in this episode is Ezek 28:1-19. As readers of my book, The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible know, this is a controversial passage.  All scholars agree that this is an oracle and lament against a human prince of ... [divine council] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [cherub] [Divine] [Eden] [Ezekiel 28] [Genesis 3] [Hebrew] [helel] [Isaiah 14] [Lucifer] [LXX] [masoretic] [rebellion] [Satan] [Septuagint] [stones of fire] [Ugaritic]

January 26, 12 PM

Stuart is on a roll. Fresh off this three-part series on the flat earth nonsense, here’s an episode on the goofy Mandela Effect. Needless to say, I can hardly wait to listen. [conspiracy theory] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [debunk] [effect] [mandela]
Larry Hurtado recently posted some thoughts on this  “new” Greek-English lexicon. It’s actually an English translation of a lexicon formerly only available in Italian. Hurtado explains: This is the English translation from the 3rd edit... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [Research Tools & Resources] [Brill] [GE] [Greek] [lexicon]


The Bible Places blog has just begun a series on the historical reliability of the books of Luke and Acts. The first installment can be found here. Here’s the opening paragraph: This ongoing series of posts considers the historical reliability of th... [Acts] [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [biblical history] [Luke] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [Greco-Roman] [historicity] [history] [sources]
ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) has a free newsletter — I recommend it for anyone interested in archaeology and the lands of the Bible. Here’s the description from the ASOR site: This monthly e-newsletter disseminates ideas, insig... [Ancient Civilizations & Technology] [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [biblical history] [NakedBible] [Research Tools & Resources]

January 22, 5PM

Five of the seven nations that are the target of judgment oracles were found in Ezekiel 25. Tyre takes its position in the prophetic crosshairs next. Over the course of three chapters (26-28), God has Ezekiel pronounce Tyre’s dire future in the wake of ... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [ezekiel 26-27] [Gentiles] [judgment] [nations] [oracles]

January 16, 2PM

I will be speaking in Heber Springs, Arkansas on February 18, 2017, from 9am-5pm. This will be a day event focused on Unseen Realm content. The event will be held at the Quality Inn in Heber Springs, AR. 3450 Highway 25B North Heber Springs, AR Phone: (50... [Announcement] [NakedBible] [Unseen Realm] [Heiser] [speaking] [Unseen Realm]

January 12, 4PM

You’ve heard of fake news? (Who hasn’t?) How about some fake exegesis? Some time ago I blogged about the nonsensical idea that the Hebrew particle את has an amazing hidden meaning in Gen 1:1 (that’s an aleph and taw, read right-to-left... [AAG] [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Paleobabble] [aleph] [Genesis] [Hebrew] [meaning] [tav] [taw]

January 9, 1PM

I’m happy to announce that there are two new Kindle books available: Notes on Leviticus from the Naked Bible Podcast ($0.99) Notes on the Book of Acts from the Naked Bible Podcast ($0.99) As you might guess from the titles, these are edited version ... [Acts] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Leviticus] [Naked Bible episodes] [New Testament] [podcast] [podcasts] [Research Tools & Resources] [Bible] [commentary notes] [Study]

January 7, 7PM

Chapter 24 is a turning book in the book of Ezekiel. After Ezekiel’s call (Ch. 1-3), the book has, to this point, been a series of gloom-and-doom pronouncements to the exiled Jews in Babylon subverting their expectations that Jerusalem, the temple, and ... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [Babylonians] [death] [destruction] [Fall] [Jerusalem] [meat] [parable] [pot] [prophet] [temple] [wife]

January 5, 4PM

The ASOR blog posted a short essay today entitled, “Early Philistine Religion in Text and Archaeology.” Check it out! [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [biblical history] [Archaeology] [inscriptions] [Philistines] [religion]

January 4, 2PM

Hard to believe, but the Planet-Xers are still out there making more bogus predictions. David Meade says Planet X will crash into the earth in October, destroying us all. How is it that real astronomers don’t see this happening? Good question. Meade... [conspiracy theory] [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Paleobabble] [2017] [astronomy] [Bible] [Interpretation] [nibiru] [October] [planet x] [Prophecy] [wormwood]

December 31 2016, 7PM


I’ve been intending to review Jack Brewer’s book, The Greys Have Been Framed: Exploitation in the UFO Community, for some time now. I’ve linked to some of Jack’s research posted on his blog The UFO Trail before. Jack has devoted co... [Hypnotic Regression] [Mind Control programs] [Reviews, books] [UFO Religions] [UFOs, Alien Abduction] [abductions] [Abuse] [alien] [brewer] [extraterrestrial] [government] [grays] [greys] [hopkins] [hypnosis] [Jacobs] [McGill] [memory] [mind control] [MKULTRA] [UFOs] [woods]

December 30, 10PM

I’d recommend this interesting essay to readers. It was published by the Christian Research Institute. The essay has some deficiencies, in that there are other important differences (and nuances within the differences noted). For example, the OT la... [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [Pentateuch] [differences] [Koran] [Law] [old testament] [Quran] [Sharia]

December 25, 12 PM

On what day was Jesus actually born? What year? Does the timing matter? Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25, but virtually all Christians know that day isn’t the real birth date of the messiah. While that is certainly the case, has th... [biblical history] [jesus] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [Birth] [born] [Judah] [Lion] [Messiah] [moon] [Revelation 12] [Romans 10] [Sept 11] [stars] [virgin] [woman]

December 24, 1PM

Guy Malone, organizer of the 2017 Roswell conference at which I’ll be speaking, recently sent me this link: Leading Researcher Shocks, Debunking Own Roswell Story The article is by Bill Turner, but it draws heavily on an interview between Randle and... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [Roswell] [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFO Theories] [UFOs] [UFOs, man-made] [alien] [Bodies] [craft] [crash] [Randle] [recant] [Review] [sheaffer] [UFO]

December 19, 12 PM

Below is a video interview I did a week ago. The channel’s focus is (obviously) Wormwood and Planet X stuff, but we spent nearly all the time talking about other things. Wormwood came up (it was no secret to the hosts that I don’t think the Pl... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Enoch, Books of] [Eschatology / End Times] [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [Satan and demons] [angels] [burning] [Enoch] [fire] [Isaiah] [Jeremiah] [mountains] [planet x] [Revelation] [stars] [wormwood]

December 17, 8PM

If you listen to episode 137 of the Naked Bible Podcast you’ll find out that Trey has come up with an idea to promote the podcast. It sounds like fun. From now until the end of January, Trey will be tracking social media channels for anyone who shar... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Announcement] [Enoch, Books of] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts]


Ezekiel 23 essentially takes up where Ezekiel 16 left off. The latter chapter is perhaps the most sexual explicit in the entire Bible, as its theme is to present Jerusalem and Judah as a whore to telegraph her spiritual betrayal of Yahweh. In this chapter... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts]

December 12, 6PM

Here’s a link to a short essay that outlines the basic “techniques” for pseudo-archaeological analysis. While the essay notes the flawed thinking of Glenn Beck in regard to the Newark Earthworks, the essay ought to be a cautionary piece ... [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [Archaeology] [earthworks] [giants] [moundbuilders] [native american] [Nephilim] [North America] [pseudo-archaeology]

December 10, 7PM

Those interested in ufology and the propensity of too many of within its investigative community to posture for self-importance and sabotage efforts to do objective research will find this telling narrative about the targeting of Isaac Koi (a pseudonym). ... [Roswell] [UFO Religions] [UFOs] [Isaac] [koi] [research] [slides] [Target]


If you’ve wanted to learn biblical Greek or Hebrew (or maybe something even more adventurous, like biblical Aramaic or Ugaritic), now is the time. The end of registration for the first 2017 module of MEMRA (midnight, December 25) is fast approaching... [Announcement] [Biblical Study & Translation] [Research Tools & Resources] [aramaic] [Bible] [course] [Greek] [Hebrew] [online] [Study] [Word]


These two chapters of Ezekiel beat a familiar drum: Jerusalem is doomed (21) because of her unrelenting wickedness and apostasy (22). Chapter 21 consists of four oracles “clarifying” for hard-of-hearing Israelites what fate awaited them as Nebuchadnez... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [Ammon] [apostasy] [evil] [Jerusalem] [Judah] [Nebuchadnezzar] [parable]

December 9, 9PM

Those who have never read my first novel, The Facade, may find this interview interesting.  It was fun — got me more in the mood than ever for book 3. Hope to start writing that in May. The centerpiece of the novel is a simple, but profound, ques... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [ExoTheology] [Novels by Dr Heiser] [Roswell] [UFOs] [UFOs & religious beliefs] [extraterrestrial] [Facade]


John Ventre is the Pennsylvania MUFON Director and has been a member of that MUFON chapter since 1998. He recently interviewed me about UFOs, alien abduction and, of course, my thoughts on Zecharia Sitchin’s work. Here is Part 1 of 2. [Aliens as Demons] [ancient astronauts] [Bible UFOs] [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [UFO Religions] [UFOs] [UFOs & religious beliefs] [UFOs, Alien Abduction] [abduction] [aliens] [ancient] [astronauts] [Demons] [extraterrestrial] [religion] [Roswell] [Sitchin] [ventre]

December 4, 9PM

These two chapters in Ezekiel rehearse parts of Israel’s tragic history in different ways. This episode discusses both chapters, but devotes more attention to several controversial and difficult passages in chapter 20. Ezekiel 19 is a lamentation that u... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [apostasy] [child sacrifice] [israel]

December 1, 9PM

Sleep paralysis can be defined in several ways. In terms of the experiencer, it can be described as “a visitation by a malevolent creature which attacked its victims as they slept” (Cox). More clinically, sleep paralysis is understood as “a transien... [Peeranormal episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [sleep paralysis] [UFOs, Alien Abduction] [Alien Abduction] [apnea] [brain] [Demons] [neuroscience] [night terror] [old hag] [science] [Supernatural]

November 30, 1PM

Many readers will be familiar with my friend Brian Godawa and his work since he utilized and re-purposed a lot of divine council research (my own included) in the creating his fantasy series, The Chronicles of the Nephilim. If you listen to my Peeranormal... [Announcement] [Research Tools & Resources] [Reviews, movies] [course] [film] [Godawa] [Hollywood] [movies] [online]


Follow the link below to what, in my experience, is the most lengthy scholarly treatment of the relevant primary sources for the meaning of baptizein (“baptize”) availablable. The article just appeared online for free, though it was published ... [baptism] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [baptism] [baptizein] [baptizo] [baptizw] [bapto] [baptw] [Christian] [classical] [Greek] [Immersion] [Jewish] [New Testament] [sprinkling] [washing]

November 28, 10PM

I posted my ETS paper (“The Divine Council in the Pentateuch”) in PDF form a few days ago. It’s now available in Kindle format. [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Research Tools & Resources] [Angel of the Lord] [divine assembly] [divine council] [Pentateuch] [plurality] [Torah]


During the recent annual meetings for biblical studies scholars held in San Antonio, Dr. Heiser interviewed a number of scholars about their recent work. In Part 6 of those interviews, we chat with Stephen Huebscher (PhD candidate at Clarks Summit Univers... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [ETS] [Interviews] [SBL]

November 26, 6PM

This was our first live episode. Trey, myself and David Burnett got together with podcast listeners and a live Q & A broke out! Thank you to everyone who came and joined us in San Antonio! [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [ETS] [naked bible] [podcast] [San Antonio] [SBL]

November 25, 10PM

During the recent annual meetings for biblical studies scholars held in San Antonio, Dr. Heiser interviewed a number of scholars about their recent work. In Part 5 of those interviews, we meet Dr. John Walton (Old Testament professor at Wheaton College), ... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [ETS] [Interviews] [SBL]

November 24, 1PM

A week ago I presented this invited paper in the ETS Pentateuch section: ets-2017-divine-council-in-the-pentateuch The paper isn’t an academic work per se. It’s more conversational. I took that route because of the time limitation. However, it... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [NakedBible] [Angel of the Lord] [assembly] [council] [Divine] [Genesis 1] [Genesis 4:8] [Image of God] [syntax]
During the recent annual meetings for biblical studies scholars held in San Antonio, Dr. Heiser interviewed a number of scholars about their recent work. In Part 4 of those interviews, we chat with Dr. N. T. Wright (former Bishop of Durham and Canon of We... [Announcement] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [ETS] [Interviews] [SBL]

November 23, 3PM

In past years, those who follow the Naked Bible blog have asked about obtaining recordings of ETS sessions. Here is the link to the few hundred papers given at ETS that are now available at MP3s can be purchased individually or as a package. [NakedBible] [Research Tools & Resources] [Bible] [Biblical Studies] [conference] [ETS] [listen] [mp3] [recordings] [theology]

12 PM

I’ve been invited to speak in Roswell (I am responsible for five sessions) as part of the 70th anniversary festival. I just got permission to post the schedule and the details of the event. Please note that the organizer is offering a very affordabl... [Announcement] [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [Roswell] [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFO Theories] [UFOs] [UFOs & religious beliefs] [festival]
During the recent annual meetings for biblical studies scholars held in San Antonio, Dr. Heiser interviewed a number of scholars about their recent work. In Part 3 of those interviews, we hear again from David Burnett, a familiar voice on the podcast, and... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [ETS] [Interviews] [SBL]
During the recent annual meetings for biblical studies scholars held in San Antonio, Dr. Heiser interviewed a number of scholars about their recent work. In Part 2 of those interviews, we meet Dr. Andy Naselli (New Testament professor at Bethlehem College... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [ETS] [Interviews] [SBL]

November 21, 9PM

Well, I’m on my way back home from ETS and SBL. The week is always fun (sort of my Bible geek recharge for the year), but this year it was more so because Trey was along. We took the Naked Bible Podcast on the road. We wound up interviewing nearly t... [Naked Bible episodes] [NakedBible] [podcast] [podcasts] [ETS] [naked bible] [podcast] [SBL]

November 12, 7PM

If you live in or near San Antonio, TX, Dr. Heiser and Trey Stricklin, hosts of the Naked Bible Podcast, want to invite you to an informal meet-and-greet Saturday, Nov 19, at 7pm. The location has yet to be determined. To RSVP, email Trey. If enough peopl... [Announcement]
Ezekiel 18 focuses on one central idea: individual accountability for one’s own sinfulness. The chapter opens with God’s rejection of the pervasive Israelite idea that the suffering of one generation is the result of the sins of previous generations. ... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [achan] [blessing] [corporate] [Ezekiel 18] [individual] [Joshua 7] [responsibility] [sin]

November 5, 3PM

Everyone interested in the study of Scripture wants to feel adequate to the task. But there are many obstacles—real and merely imagined—to being competent in Bible study. In this episode, I interview my long-time friend and colleague, Johnny Cisneros.... [Biblical Study & Translation] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [Research Tools & Resources] [Bible] [Bible study] [Biblical] [Concordance] [dictionary] [Greek] [Hebrew] [lexicon] [method] [Tools] [word studies] [Word Study]

November 3, 11PM

Robbie Graham, author of the intriguing book, Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood’s UFO Movies, has an excellent piece on the (continuing) saga of Tom DeLonge, rock musician turned UFO Disclosure advocate. Mr. DeLonge emai... [ExoPolitics & Disclosure] [UFO Religions] [UFO Theories] [UFOs] [UFOs, man-made] [aliens] [DeLonge] [ETH] [extraterrestrial] [government] [podesta] [secrecy] [Wikileaks]


The Naked Bible Podcast recently hit # 24 on the iTunes Most-Listened-To Christianity Podcasts: It’s kind of amazing to see the Naked Bible Podcast — intentionally stilted toward serious biblical studies content — ranking right up there... [Naked Bible episodes] [podcasts] [Bible] [Biblical] [Christianity] [naked] [podcast] [teaching] [theology]

October 30, 5PM

Go ahead, tell me that old wives tale again. Question: What do you get when you cross a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford, an associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and a young man who grew up in rural Afr... [science and religion] [Theoretical Physics] [ard Louis] [Christianity] [faith] [God] [physicist] [physics] [theism] [theoretical]


Listeners to the Naked Bible Podcast will recall the appearance of Rick Brannan, a friend and colleague of mine at Logos Bible Software. Rick is an expert on New Testament textual data and has had a sustained interest (as long as I’ve known him) in ... [New Testament] [Research Tools & Resources] [1 Timothy] [commentary] [lexical] [Paul] [Semantics] [Word Study]
Ezekiel 17 presents a riddle or parable of two eagles about the treachery of Zedekiah, the puppet governor appointed by Nebuchadnezzar to replace Jehoiachin, the Judahite king taken captive in an earlier wave of exile of which Ezekiel had been a part. Zed... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [eagle] [israel] [Jehoiachin] [omphalos] [parable] [Zedekiah]

October 26, 2PM

Peeranormal’s inaugural Halloween episode focuses on academic research into vampires and ghosts with special guest Dr. Judd Burton from Our hosts take a look at vampirism as centuries-old myth and modern phenomenon. Where did the vampi... [Paranormal Phenomena] [Peeranormal episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [ghosts] [paranormal] [vampires] [vampirism]

October 25, 11AM

Ezekiel 16 is known for being the most sexually explicit chapter in the Bible. Some scholars even consider it pornographic. The prophet casts the city of Jerusalem as a whore when articulating why God has condemned it and marked it for destruction. This e... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [NakedBible] [podcast] [podcasts] [apostasy] [explicit] [Ezekiel 16] [graphic] [israel] [prostitution] [sexual] [sexually] [whore]

October 18, 6PM

The words of Ezekiel 14-15 were addressed to Jewish elders in Babylon who had come to Ezekiel for a word from the Lord. Knowing they were still idol worshippers in their hearts, God refused to give them comfort. Instead he lowered the boom: Jerusalem’s ... [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [israel] [judgment] [Leviticus 26]

October 11, 1PM

Note: This had been posted earlier, but was taken down after a few minutes due to an error. There’s also been a scene added to this rendering.     Did you know the Bible says that God destroyed Leviathan when he created the heavens and ea... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Genesis] [Genesis 1] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [Baal] [Creation] [dragons] [Leviathan] [Psalm 74] [sea monster] [tannin] [Yahweh] [Yamm]

October 8, 10PM

Here’s a link to a Breitbart story, part of which reads: “Iraqi transportation minister Kadhem Finjan al-Hamami asserted that Sumerians, the members of an ancient Iraqi civilization, built ‘the first airports’ and ‘Sumerian... [ancient astronauts] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [Sitchin] [al-hamami] [aliens] [ancient] [Iraq] [minister] [spaceships] [Sumerian]


Registration for MEMRA ancient language courses is now open. Please bookmark the registration page. There is plenty of time to register, as registration ends on Christmas day. MEMRA ancient languages modules are 52 weeks (one year) in duration, beginning ... [Announcement] [MEMRA] [ancient] [aramaic] [Biblical] [Courses] [education] [Greek] [Hebrew] [languages] [online] [Ugaritic]


The prophet Ezekiel has telegraphed the doom of Jerusalem in a series of visual re-enactment signs, visions, and prophetic oracles. Chapters 12-13 continue with more sign acts, but shifts to God’s assessment of objections by the exiles as to the certain... [Biblical Study & Translation] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [NakedBible] [podcast] [podcasts] [doom] [Ezekiel 12] [Ezekiel 13] [False Prophets] [Jerusalem] [oracles] [sign acts]
Our non-profit ministry, Miqlat, is now listed on AmazonSmile — Amazon’s service to help customers send part of their purchase costs on Amazon to the non-profit of their choice. Here are the details: Unique Link Miqlat has a unique AmazonSmile... [Announcement] [MIQLAT] [amazonsmile] [charity] [donate] [Ministry] [MIQLAT]


Podcast listeners and newsletter subscribers recently heard about how Miqlat, our non-profit ministry, has begun a project to translate my book, Supernatural, into various translations. Our emphasis is on languages spoken in places where the believing Ch... [Announcement] [MIQLAT] [Unseen Realm] [Heiser] [Ministry] [MIQLAT] [Supernatural] [translation]
Many readers will know who “Fern and Audrey” are because of the Go Fund Me campaign to help finance the survivors of ritual abuse to whom they minister. Anyone who listened to the recent update of their ministry on the Naked Bible Podcast will... [Announcement] [MIQLAT] [deliverance] [MIQLAT] [ritual abuse] [Survivor]

October 4, 9PM

We now have a schedule and a venue. I will be speaking from 8:30 am-11:30 am in North San Diego County, Saturday, October 15. The location is: Horizon Prep School 6233 El Apajo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 I’ll be speaking for about 1.5 hrs about the ... [Announcement] [1 Enoch] [Heiser] [Hermon] [watchers]


I blogged a short time ago about Stuart Robbins’ podcast series on modern flat earth belief. Stuart is a PhD in geology whose dissertation was on the geology of Mars. His podcast is, as its title suggests, about debunking nonsensical beliefs tied to... [conspiracy theory] [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Paleobabble] [astronomy] [Bible] [conspiracy] [flat earth] [pseudoscience] [science] [unscientific]


Here’s the story. Here’s how the piece begins: An ancient city gate and shrine that King Hezekiah ordered to be destroyed during the eighth century B.C., according to the Hebrew Bible, are seeing the light of day following an excavation in Isr... [Ancient Sites & Archaeology] [Bible and Archaeology] [biblical history] [NakedBible] [Archaeology] [Biblical] [Excavation] [gate] [Hezekiah] [shrine]

October 2, 6AM

October 1, 6AM

Fern and Audrey return with an update on their work with ritual abuse survivors, and introduce a colleague (“Beth”) who does the same work. Beth tells listeners her own story of growing up in “traditional” deliverance ministry, and how her approac... [Naked Bible episodes] [NakedBible] [podcast] [podcasts] [deliverance] [did] [Ministry] [SRA]

September 29, 7PM

Yes, you read that correctly – 9 parts. I’ve been out of commission for about a week with grading, travel time, and now in an intensive teaching week with “Fern and Audrey” and a dozen other folks. So … I fell behind keeping ... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Doctrine of God] [Reviews, books] [Satan and demons] [Unseen Realm] [Heiser] [Patheos] [Review] [Unseen Realm] [Witherington]

September 26, 12 PM

You bet it will. People will erroneously conclude that water on Europa means there was or is life on Europa. Maybe … maybe not. They’ll say it invalidates a biblical creator (uh … why?) and all sorts of other points of theology. It would... [extraterrestrial life] [Panspermia] [science and religion] [UFO Religions] [alien] [Christianity] [Europa] [extraterrestrial] [Life] [logic] [reason] [religion] [water]

September 24, 10PM

Ezekiel 10-11 are the concluding chapters to a prophetic vision that began in chapter 8. In this episode we discover how these chapters provide more Godhead talk from the Old Testament and the departure of the glory of God from the temple. The episode is ... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Doctrine of God] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [NakedBible] [podcasts] [cherubim] [departs] [glory] [merkabah] [temple]
This episode of Peeranormal takes a look at some of the sparse academic peer-reviewed research on crop circles to discuss if they are man-made, created by an unknown natural force, or something paranormal. The episode is now live. [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paranormal Phenomena] [Peeranormal episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [bent] [crop circles] [haselhoff] [levengood] [nodes] [research] [Review] [stalks]

September 23, 2PM

September 21, 10AM

Just a brief note to let everyone know that I will be speaking in North San Diego County on Saturday, October 15. I’ll be speaking a couple of hours with Q & A. The exact time and location has yet to be determined. To confirm your interest / RSV... [Announcement] [NakedBible] [Paleobabble] [Unseen Realm]

September 20, 2PM

I’m grateful that Dr. Ben Witherington has taken the time to not only read my book, The Unseen Realm, but also to blog about it. Here is the first installment of his review, which took the form of an interview/exchange with me. Ben is a well-known... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Doctrine of God] [NakedBible] [Reviews, books] [Unseen Realm] [Biblical Studies] [Heiser] [Review] [theology] [Unseen Realm] [Witherington]

September 17, 7PM


Well, the demon fairy is a hoax. Just like I said I expected it would turn out to be. On August 9, 2016 I wrote: The point of wanting the “fairy” specimen tested under transparent peer review is to make sure it isn’t an example of this (anything ... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [demon] [fairy] [hoax] [marzulli] [research]

September 16, 4PM

Stuart Robbins just posted an 18-minute “bonus” segment of the PseudoAstronomy podcast about this. Not surprisingly, Planet X nonsense is still nonsense. [conspiracy theory] [UFO Religions] [12th planet] [astronomy] [marshall masters] [nibiru] [planet x]


Just a note — I’ll be on the radio with Dr. Michael Brown on his show, The Line of Fire, Sept 26, 2-4 EST.   [Announcement] [Bible] [Brown] [Heiser] [line of fire] [Michael] [Radio] [Unseen Realm]


You read that correctly. I’m going to try live streaming on YouTube. It’s an experiment. For those that don’t know about live streaming, it’s just what it sounds like — chatting with people and taking Qs LIVE via my webcam on... [Announcement] [Heiser] [live stream] [YouTube]

September 15, 12 PM

Logos is publishing a compilation of George W. Buchanan’s works. Why do I mention this item out of the 3-4,000 items Logos publishes each year? Because I helped put this on the radar. Buchanan is one of the few serious NT scholars who is open to an alte... [biblical history] [Research Tools & Resources] [Books] [Buchanan] [history] [israel] [Jewish] [Josephus] [New Testament] [temple]

September 11, 3PM

Many readers will know that I believe the actual birthdate of Jesus was Sept 11, 3 BC. This isn’t based on any original research of my own (here’s a short YouTube video of me discussing the date). Rather, it is based on the work of E. L. Marti... [Astral prophecy] [biblical history] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Eschatology / End Times] [jesus] [NakedBible] [New Testament] [astral] [Birth] [celestial] [Herod] [Prophecy] [Rev 12:1-7] [Revelation] [Sept 11] [signs]

September 10, 11PM


Dean Radin just recommended (on Twitter) this new (in progress) reference tool: The PSI Encyclopedia. The “Learn More / About” page reads, in part: ‘Psi’ is the modern collective term for the psychic functions of telepathy, clairvoyance, ... [Paranormal Phenomena] [Peeranormal episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [Research Tools & Resources] [Encyclopedia] [paranormal] [parapsychology] [podcast] [psi]


Short answer: Who cares? Really.  This is poster material for “much ado about nothing.” I got a recent email about this issue. The controversy is whether the Greek word translated “cross” (stauros) refers to a pole or the object t... [jesus] [New Testament] [Paleobabble] [Cross] [Crucifixion] [pole] [shape] [stauros] [Tradition]

September 9, 11PM

Jason Colavito has written a fascinating post entitled, “Documents Detail the FBI’s Theory That Science Fiction Editor Ray Palmer Helped Create the Flying Saucer Myth.” It’s well worth your time. No one would deny that, in the mid-... [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [Air Force] [fbi] [kenneth arnold] [ray palmer] [Roswell] [science fiction] [shaver]


Back in February I caused a minor brouhaha (have to love that word) when I blogged, “Christians Who Believe the Earth is Really Flat — Does It Get Any Dumber Than This?” I’m a Christian and biblical scholar who has a grasp of the fact ... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [astronomy] [Bible] [conspiracy] [curvature] [earth] [fallacy] [flat] [logic] [science]


Those of you interested in demonology will want to be aware of this emerging resource: the ancient Egyptian “demonbase.” The landing page description reads in part: For the first time, we bring you a sample of supernatural beings—some fully ... [Ancient Egypt] [Paleobabble] [Research Tools & Resources] [ancient] [database] [Demons] [Egypt] [religion]

September 6, 12 PM

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to leave a note for Google’s searchbots about my appearances on Paul E. Stevenson’s Revolutions Radio show. I won’t be appearing on it again. An unfortunate but necessary decision. This past week I was alerte... [Announcement] [conspiracy theory] [Fringe History & Archaeology] [911] [anti-semitic] [conspiracy] [Heiser] [Jews] [stevenson] [zionist]

September 4, 2PM

September 1, 10AM

Jack Brewer recently posted a short, cogent essay defending the reality of UFO “mirage men” — government disinformation agents whose work propelled (propels?) UFO interest and inquiry in decades gone by. His post most immediately defend... [conspiracy theory] [Roswell] [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [disinformation] [documents] [government] [mirage men]

August 28, 4PM

August 25, 3PM

Listeners to the Naked Bible Podcast will recall that I had Rick Brannan on as a guest. Rick has produced a short (82 pp), 12-week introduction to the Apostles’ Creed that is available on Amazon and Kindle. While I’m not a fan of creeds, the A... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Reviews, books] [apostles creed] [Christianity] [guide] [primer] [Study] [theology]

August 22, 11AM

August 17, 3PM

I just wanted to extend a thanks to John Piper for his recent essay on his Desiring God blog. Dr. Piper’s short essay on Psalm 82 was entitled, “Putting the Gods in Their Place.” I hope you’ll all give it a read. (Thanks to those w... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Doctrine of God] [Unseen Realm] [divine council] [elohim] [gods] [Heiser] [Piper] [powers] [principalities] [Psalm 82]


Last week I did a two-hour interview with the Light for Souls Ministry on The Unseen Realm. The ministry is out of Alberta (Edmonton). Both of the hosts had read the book, which allowed us to spend some time talking about the impact of the content, as opp... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Satan and demons] [Unseen Realm] [Demons] [divine council] [Heiser] [Interview] [Possession] [Satan] [Unseen Realm]

August 15, 10PM

A couple of weeks ago I posted three of my conference papers that have been converted to Kindle format. Here are four additional papers for Kindle: Michael S. Heiser, “Thinking Clearly about the Jesus Family Tomb: A Conference Paper” Michael S... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Doctrine of God] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [jesus] [New Testament] [Pentateuch] [Criticism] [Deities] [El] [Israelite Religion] [JEDP] [John 9] [reincarnation] [talpiot] [tomb] [Torah] [Yahweh]


I’m happy to announce and recommend this article by Ed Glenny: “The Septuagint and Biblical Theology.” I’m even happier that it’s freely accessible to all of you. Ed was my first Bible teacher way back in the day at Bible college... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Septuagint] [Biblical] [canon] [Glenny] [Hebrew Bible] [Interpretation] [Septuagint] [theology]

August 14, 4PM

I’m writing this as vaguely as possible due to privacy interests. The following testimonial comes from someone in the ministry I met during one of my Unseen Realm events. This pastor and his wife needed Fern and Audrey’s help as they are work... [MIQLAT] [Abuse] [did] [dissociative disorder] [mind control] [ritual] [satanic] [SRA] [tbmc] [trauma based]
Someone sent me this editorial today from the NYT: “Is God Transgender?” The article is by a rabbi who (intentionally? ignorantly?) thinks that metaphor and the “inconsistencies” of grammatical gender in the Hebrew Bible mean that God is ... [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [biological] [Editorial] [Gender] [grammar] [transgender]

August 13, 7PM


August 10, 10AM

August 9, 10AM

I’ve begun to move some of my academic papers to Kindle format. To this point, I’ve been selling them as PDF files. I’m going to phase those out and move what I can (by publishing permission) to Kindle. If you go to this link on the Kind... [Announcement] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [divine council] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [NakedBible] [Panspermia] [Research Tools & Resources] [Divination] [divine council] [extraterrestrial life] [Heiser] [Monotheism] [polytheism] [SETI]

December 31 1969, 5PM

Remember the demon fairy fiasco? If not, read that link first. Although “peer review” in this case (below) isn’t about submission to an academic journal, the principle is the same. Anomalous objects, experiences, events, etc. should be s... [UFO Religions] [UFO Sightings, Cases] [UFOs] [airplane] [chile] [chilean] [UFO] [video]