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This is an academic work describing how the New Testament writers re-purpose Genesis 6:1-5 in their presentation of Jesus as messiah. Though every topic addressed in Reversing Hermon can be found in scholarly academic literature, Reversing Hermon is the first book to gather this information and make it accessible to Bible students everywhere. The book also includes lengthy appendices on the ancient debate on the inspiration of the book of 1 Enoch, New Testament allusions to the book, and academic resources for studying 1 Enoch and the Book of Giants from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

©2017 Michael S Heiser (P)2020 Michael S Heiser

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Since finding Michael S. Heiser I have come to understand how it feels for a blind person to have their sight restored or being able to see for the first time.
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  • Genesis 6 Man
  • 01-01-21

Put Away Your Preconceptions

As a pastor, I ran as fast as I could from Genesis 6:1-4. It had to mean anything but what it said. If you are an expository preacher and take pride that you don't duck from any passage that pops up on the calendar of preaching (even womens' head coverings from I Corinthians), you better have a real good explanation for these four Genesis verses. Uhhh, by the way, that the "sons of God" were Seth's descendants are destroyed by Heiser's academic explanation.

Dig in to the rich biblical and important scholarly background that makes this book one for the hungry hearts of those who long for more meaning to one of the most, till now, mysterious passages in all of the Bible.

And one more thing: it will make all that's happening in the world today make more and more sense.

Here's to mind-spinning Bible study!

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  • Chris & Laura
  • 07-02-21

Great book, not a great narrator

Dr. Heiser is an awesome teacher. His many thorough works are invaluable resources, for anyone willing to listen and to learn. I never ever thought I would enjoy any type of theology. Knowing how dry and "clinical" it can be. I never learned any of these things and always wondered why? This book is filled with a ton of interesting things that make you think and process what we as Christians have always been taught.
I will say the narrator on this one is rough to listen to. I would rather listen to the over-enunciating guy from the other books and he isnt great either unfortunately.
More people would listen if they would use a decent narrator.

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  • Becky Peters
  • 30-04-21

Disappointed

I have recently began looking into the "cosmic" aspect to the Bible and how this topic helps us understand our history in a deeper way. Just as the book gets underway and begins tying things together, it takes a monstrous leap off the tracks into the world of complimentarian theology. As he begins to make many statements blaming women for the lack of control of some prominent men in the bible, I couldn't read another word. Men CHOOSING to visit a prostitute is not the fault of the prostitute...they do not get "bewitched" or "seduced" by a prostitute, they make a choice to willfully give in to uncontrolled lust. 100% the fault of the man. When David decides to "take" Bathsheba because he could not control his lust after watching her take a bath on her OWN rooftop, that was his choice...not hers. He told his servants to go get her, and they did. Against her will, but it did not matter. Saying no to the King was punishable by death so she was not given any choice. Disappointed....

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  • Tdubz
  • 26-01-21

Good content, middling production

Great content, very well researched and a worthy continuation of Heiser's Unseen Realm, but the production is hampered by inconsistent audio quality, with seeming pickups from the narrator that do not match the tone or delivery of the surrounding content interspersed throughout the book. A bit distracting in the moment, but the only complete breakdown occurs in chapter 9, which restarts halfway through, at least on my account.

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  • David Ryan Lompe
  • 09-01-21

another great book from Heiser

if you have read Heiser's other book, Unseen Realm, you'll definitely want to read this one.

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  • Justin Morgan
  • 13-03-21

would be better with Author Narration

I really enjoyed this book, it will change how you view your faith and your mission while on this journey.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-03-21

Excellent as always from Heiser

Yet another thorough breakdown of the true supernatural world of the Bible. Heiser is excellent. The reader of this one sometimes sounds like he's reading sarcastically, but he sounded the same in "The Façade" so I think that's just his voice. excellent regardless

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-07-21

GET THIS BOOK!

I LOVE every book I've read by Dr. Heiser (this one, Unseen Realm, Angels and Demons. He is truly devoted to getting believers back to a supernatural reading of the Bible and goes into extraordinary detail, historical and theological, to bring that goal to fruition!

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  • G
  • 19-07-21

amazing

heiser goes much deeper than surface level. a must read for the hungry. an academic work which stands head and shoulders above the rest

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  • TaxSage
  • 17-07-21

Narrator is a struggling novice.

The decision to orate each footnote devestates the listening experience. There is scholarship and novel material, but the producers couldn't find a more tedious way to present it. I like Heiser but not this book so much.