Dr. Michael S. Heiser:- Ezekiel 38/39 ( Gog & Magog )

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Mike Heiser is a scholar in the fields of biblical studies and the ancient Near East. He is the Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software. Mike earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. He has also earned an M.A. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania (major fields: Ancient Israel and Egyptology).

Mike can do translation work in roughly a dozen ancient languages, among them Biblical Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Ugaritic cuneiform. His academic specializations include Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), contextualizing biblical theology with Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion, Jewish binitarianism, biblical languages, and Second Temple period Jewish literature.

Mike has authored over one hundred articles in both scholarly journals and publications designed for the lay person. He is the author of the Faithlife Study Bible notes for the Old Testament books of Genesis through Judges. He is also the creator of several of Logos’ reverse interlinears: King James Version (OT & NT), New King James Version (OT), and NIV (OT).

Mike is also widely known for his theological/paranormal science fiction novels, The Façade and its sequel, The Portent. He is a frequent radio guest and has appeared on many talk shows, including Coast to Coast AM, The Laura Lee Show, Art Bell’s Dark Matter Radio, Future Quake, Radio Liberty, Canary Cry Radio, Skeptico, Line of Fire, Crosswalk, Like Flint Radio, and Extraordinary Intelligence. Mike’s fiction has produced a ministry to people whose worldview is molded by occult, paranormal, and esoteric beliefs.

Mike maintains three blogs that reflect his interests and expertise: The Naked Bible (biblical studies); PaleoBabble (debunking strange beliefs about the ancient world); and UFO Religions (belief in extraterrestrials as a post-modern religion). All three are accessible via his homepage.

 

Podcast

  1. Ezekiel 38-39, Part 1: Who or What is Gog?
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      • As was the case with Ezekiel 37, these chapters are among the most familiar in the entire book of Ezekiel. The first of the two episodes of these chapters focus on the terminology: Gog, Magog, Meshech, Tubal, and Togarmah. It also addresses the fallacies of translating Hebrew nesiʾ roʾsh as “prince of Rosh” and interpreting the phrase as modern-day Russia, and the difficulties ancient translators had with the term. An alternative understanding of Gog is offered, one that is consistent with the supernaturalistic worldview of the “foe from the north” motif in Old Testament thought.
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        Published On:- 2017-April-1st
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  2. Ezekiel 38-39, Part 2: Who or What is Gog?
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      • 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 sound interpretation of those two chapters in their own context. The key to this consistency is recognizing the cosmic-supernatural outlook of elements in Ezekiel 38-39, particularly the description of participants and the burial of Gog and his hordes in the “Valley of the Travelers (Hebrew: ‘oberim)” in Ezek 39:11.
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        Published On:- 2017-April-8th
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Resources

Ezekiel 38-39, Part 1: Who or What is Gog?

  1. Naked Bible Podcast
    • Greece Anatolia Russia Map
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  2. Paul Tanner
    • Paul Tanner, “Daniel’s ‘King of the North’: Do We Owe Russia an Apology?” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 35:3 [Sept 1992]: 315-328 (see esp. 322-326 for the evangelical dispensational predilection for identification with Russia).
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Ezekiel 38-39, Part 2: Who or What is Gog?

  1. Naked Bible Podcast
    • The Day of the Lord
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  2. MEREDITH G. KLINE
    • HAR MAGEDON: THE END OF THE MILLENNIUM
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