The Unseen Realm

The Unseen Realm : Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible

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In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of Scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's Word. Why wasn't Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her? How did descendants of the Nephilim survive the flood? Why did Jacob fuse Yahweh and his Angel together in his prayer? Who are the assembly of divine beings that God presides over? In what way do those beings participate in God's decisions? Why do Peter and Jude promote belief in imprisoned spirits? Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership? Who are the glorious ones that even angels dare not rebuke? After reading this book, you may never read your Bible the same way again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 413 pages
  • 146 x 222 x 25mm | 562g
  • Bellingham, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1683592719
  • 9781683592716
  • 3,916

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There is a world referred to in the Scripture that is quite unseen, but also quite present and active. Michael Heiser's The Unseen Realm seeks to unmask this world. Heiser shows how important it is to understand this world and appreciate how its contribution helps to make sense of Scripture. The book is clear and well done, treating many ideas and themes that often go unseen themselves. With this book, such themes will no longer be neglected, so read it and discover a new realm for reflection about what Scripture teaches.
--Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director for Cultural Engagement, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement

How was it possible that I had never seen that before?" Dr. Heiser's survey of the complex reality of the supernatural world as the Scriptures portray it covers a subject that is strangely sidestepped. No one is going to agree with everything in this book, but the subject deserves careful study, and so does this book.
--John Goldingay, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary

This is a "big" book in the best sense of the term. It is big in its scope and in its depth of analysis. Michael Heiser is a scholar who knows Scripture intimately in its ancient cultural context. All--scholars, clergy, and laypeople--who read this profound and accessible book will grow in their understanding of both the Old and New Testaments, particularly as their eyes are opened to the Bible's unseen world.
--Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
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About Michael S. Heiser

Michael S. Heiser is the executive director and professor at the Awakening School of Theology and Ministry with Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL. Previously, Mike taught on the college and seminary level for over 20 years and was scholar-in-residence for Logos Bible Software for 15 years. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Angels: What the Bible Really Says about God's Heavenly Host and Demons: What the Bible Really Says about the Powers of Darkness. Dr. Heiser also hosts the popular Naked Bible Podcast.
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