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Narcissistic Abuse dIns of the Watchers This results in aivine irony that they would spawn the Messiah Heiser holds that these connections are both thematic and textualwhich can hardly be a coincidence p86 To my eyes these connections were tenuous at best Chapter six explores the ministry of Jesus the importance of Hermon the origin and Tardis - Timeline defeat ofemons the transfiguration and the gates of hell I found many persuasive and illuminating insights hereTHE WATCHERS AND THE EPISTLESChapter seven suggests that the Law was given Alien Husband Alien Bride due to the transgressions of the Watchers In Gal 319 since Paul refers to plural transgressions and not merely Adam s Fall he must be thinking of the Watchers p117 I find this logic mind boggling There is no mention of the Watchers in this text so it must be imported from elsewhere What s it is better to see the transgressions as Israel s John Sailhamer rightly observes that the Torah itself bears this out where law units regularly follow narratives of Israel s sinChapter eightraws on first century medical texts to explain Paul s teaching on head covering 1 Cor 112 16 Put simply Paul followed the science of his The Violent Stepfather 2 day that believed women s hair was considered genitalia As modesty was reuired in a worship context Ex 2026 2843 women ought to cover their hair This also explains 1 Cor 1110 since the Watchers fellue to their lusting after women This chapter is another highlight The genitalia suggestion surprisingly makes sense However I m not yet sure if it makes the best sense of the context such as 1 Cor 113 Chapter nine explains the connections between baptism salvation Enoch the spirits in prison and the flood in 1 Peter 314 22THE WATCHERS AND REVELATIONChapter ten shows that ancient Jews believed the Antichrist had clear conceptual links to the sin of the Watchers and the giants p147 Perhaps the readers of Revelation already held connections with fallen Watchers the classical Titans and the giants p162 Perhaps The suggestions in this chapter are a mixed bagChapter eleven examines Enochic connections with Revelation itself The unlocking of the Abyss Rev 91 10 is the release of the Watchers The 144000 are counterpoints to the adulterous Watchers p167 Finally the lake of fire Rev 2010 Matt 2541 finds its origin in 1 Enoch 109 15 and 211 10 Some of the connections to 1 Enoch are inescapable the Abyss and lake of fire but others are uncertain 144000 DanENOCH IN THE NTHeiser is right that the church has neglected the import of Gen 61 4 to the NT and first century thought However ue to the high egree of speculation in Reversing Hermon I ironically finished the book feeling less convinced of Enoch s influence That said there is a recent swell of scholarship comparing 1 Enoch with the NT I suspect the issue then is either the choice of themes or the popular level approach not allowing for thorough argumentation and evidence As to the former I find textual allusions to be objective than supposed thematic similaritiesAs to the latter perhaps one should not be too pedantic Readers Guide to African Literature due to the audience for this book It s true that this book is grounded on peer reviewed scholarship In fact chapters or sections are highlyependent upon individual scholars For example chapter three Distributed Operating Systems Algorithms draws liberally from Amar Annus s article Chapter five is based primarily p294 on Amy Richter sissertation The main suggestion of chapter seven is from Tyler Stewart s paper Chapter eight s argument is largely the work of Troy Martin Even chapters one six and nine are heavily rawn from Heiser s own Unseen Realm Block uotes abound Reversing Hermon often feels like reading a summary of other worksCONCLUSIONHeiser claimed that This is not a book filled with speculation p4 but I am skeptical Yes Heiser relied upon peer reviewed scholarship and his own expertise in ancient languages and culture Reversing Hermon is utterly unlike the rampant speculations of virtually all popular level books on such topics This should not be uickly overlooked However as a serious student of the Bible I found the biblical connections to be freuently spurious That and the heavy copying from other works are my most significant complaints This critiue pains me as I am a tremendous fan of Heiser s work and hope that all readers of this review would go buy the fantastic Unseen Realm right nowI recommend Reversing Hermon to those particularly interested in 1 Enoch but not in reading scholarly works For most interested in 1 Enoch but not in reading scholarly works For most would suggest the far superior Unseen Realm review here and Naked Bible podcast Despite my critiue of Reversing Hermon this is a book that will serve as an introduction to Heiser and for that I am elightedMany thanks to Defender Publishing for providing a review copy It s hard to escribe this book s relation to Unseen Realm True Unseen Realm is in a class by itself and few books are as good as it I guess you could say that Reversing Hermon is an update to Unseen Realm Should you read this book if you have read the other Absolutely Some of the scholarship is updated though it was never out of ate And it covers new materialHe advances his now familiar argument on why Genesis 61 4 must have a supernaturalist explanation on that below When Heiser comes to New Testament material he conclusively shows that the New Testament writers understood the Enochian worldview and echoed it at regular intervals Assuming that the text of 1 Enoch probably Toward a critical realist reading of African and African diaspora literatures. didn t come from pre flood times and granting that it is not Scripture why is it important It s important because it was part of the worldview of the apostles and indeed at least two apostles uoted it as authentic literature Further Enoch has material in it while absent from the OT is present in Jude and 2 Peter eg imprisoned angels etcHeiser argues that The Enochian version of the events of Genesis 61 4 preserves and transmits the original Mesopotamian context for the first four verses of the Flood account Heiser loc 84Heiser notes the links between the Mesopotamian apkallu and the Fallen WatchersThe Enochic TemplateDrawing upon the scholarship of Amy Richter Heiser notes anti Watcher themes in the genealogy of Jesus loc 1244 Each of the women in Jesus s genealogyeal with some sort of illicit arts and beautification Tamar and Ruth sexual sin Bathsheba and Nephilim echoes RahabWith Tamar we see echoes of 1 Enoch and Gen 61 4 Judah sawhe took her and went into her Indeed Judah s first born son was named Er Hebrew r Aramaic irWith Rahab she is in the land of the Nephilim she marries Boaz was was a Gibbor Ruth 21 Of course Boaz Wasn T A Giant But t a giant but that gibbor is often translated as gigas Matthew is creating mental links between the two loc 1377 But there are links according to James 225 Rahab received messengers angelousBathsheba was married to Uriah a gibbor 2 Sam 2339 Of course she is also called Bath shua 1 Chr 35 therefore echoing the Enochic template of that sceneAn Analysis of Psalm 68A surface reading of Eph 48 and Psalm 6818 reveals a problem Jesus is giving gifts and the Psalm says God receives gifts Heiser suggests we can remove some of the confusion by not reading this as Jesus leading captives free which would be true in other contexts but rather taking captives per his storming "OF BASHAN LOC 1691 REVERSING HERMON "Bashan loc 1691 Reversing Hermon just as much of an eye opening book as Heiser s previous book The Unseen Realm In fact Reversing Hermon seemed to be like a sort of seuel to The Unseen Realm in that while Heiser talks about the Nephillim in The Unseen Realm as one part of the Old Testament Divine Council Worldview this book is 100% edicated to the Nephillim and their origin The book is organized into four parts PART I Genesis 61 4 in its Original Ancient Contexts Chapter 1 The Sons of God and Nephilim Chapter 2 The Sin of the Watchers in 1 Enoch and Other Enochian Tests Chapter 3 The Mesopotamian Apkallu the Watchers and the Nephilim PART II Reversing Hermon in the Gospels Chap. Cient Mesopotamian story of the apkallu aligns with Gen 61 4 was preserved in 1 Enoch and sets the stage for the theme of reversing the evil of the Watchers; how the theme of reversing the transgression of the Watchers colors the gospel accounts of the birth of Jesus his genealogy and his ministry; how the writings of Peter and Paul allude to the sin of the Watchers and present Jesus as overturning the isastrous effects of their sins against humanity; and how the escriptions of the antichrist the end times Day of the Lord and the final judgment connect to Genesis 6 and the nephil. Reversing Hermon

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Read my review of Reversing Hermon on my blogIt all started a few months ago A pastor friend of mine told me about someone in his congregation who believes the earth is flat Then he sent me a link to a video by Rob Skiva efending his view by uoting Dr Michael Heiser I looked Michael Heiser up and realized that he worked for Logos Bible Software So I started reading some of his stuff And I was intriguedNow to be clear Heiser BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) doesn t believe the earth is flat but heoes believe that the ancient Israelites believed the earth was flat But that wasn t the intriguing part The intriguing part was what he said about angels Accuracy and Stability of Numerical Algorithms demons and the supernatural world in general He explained passages of scripture that I heard explained away all my life And he 10 Mindsets That Can Cause Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Mess up Sobriety did it in a way that was biblical and consistent He also opened my eyes to the fact that there are verses and even whole chapters of Scripture that have been misunderstood andare I say it mistranslated for generations I m looking at you Psalm 82And though I had Alchemy Ever After disagreements with Heiser s interpretations here and there I ve come to believe that he s largely on the right track Too many Christians haveownplayed and explained away the really My Academia difficult passages in Scripture to make them palatable We ve removed all of the supernatural elements that aren t absolutely necessaryAnd that is unacceptable if we re going to be faithful to God s revelationIn The Unseen Realm Heiser upends nearly all of the traditional ideas about the supernatural world In Heiser s understanding of scripture God has a council of lesserivine beings that rule alongside of him At first glance you may think That s crazy And certainly not in the Bible but I The Alchemy of Color Knitting: The Art and Technique of Mastering Exquisite Palettes d encourage you to read The Unseen Realm for yourself Heiser isn t pulling stuff out of thin air or arbitrarily making arguments Everything he claims is backed up by scripture And once you see it it s hard to unsee itIt reuires a paradigm shift but once your paradigm is shifted everything falls into place Even passages that always seemed like they never fit anywhere I m looking at you 1 Cor 1111 15And though I still want to Pathfinder Player Companion: Alchemy Manual do a proper review of The Unseen Realm I got Heiser s new book Reversing Hermon yesterday and figured I go ahead and write about it since it s fresh on my mindReversing Hermon Enoch the Watchers the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ is a book that AFRICAN AMERICAN URBAN deals extensively and not surprisingly with 1 Enoch In case you re unaware 1 Enoch is a book written a couple of centuries before Jesus was born that was uite popular among many Jews of Jesusay and is uoted in Jude 14 15 It s part of a collections of writings known today as Pseudepigrapha Several early church fathers considered it canonical and the Ethiopian Orthodox church included it in their BiblesIn short it s a collection of stories sayings parables and apocalypses that were supposedly recorded by Enoch Noah s great grandfather Though no serious scholar believes Enoch actually wrote these things Heiser included there s no oubt that it gives valuable background to the way Jews of Jesus ay understood things The uotation in Jude as well as allusions elsewhere in the New Testament testify to this fact None of this means that 1 Enoch is scripture or that it should be included in our Bibles But it The Gnostic Religion does mean that 1 Enoch might shed some light on the worldview of the New Testament authorsHeiser s main argument in the book can be boiledown to this the Pseudepigrapha in general and 1 Enoch in particular serve as a valuable backdrop to the New Testament world and writings He isn t saying that scripture isn t sufficient for salvation Neither is he arguing like some kind of modern gnostic that if we re going to be really spiritual then we ll have to consult certain hidden writings He s simply pointing out the fact that if we re going to understand the New Testament properly we need to understand the culture in which it was written This should be pretty basic stuffSo how Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach (Computational Molecular Biology) does using 1 Enoch as a backdrop for the New Testament affect our understandingTo answer that uestion I probably ought to summarize the most important parts for our purposes of the book1 Enoch retells the story of Genesis 61 4 This is a passage of scripture that has puzzled interpreters for generations and which has been understood in a variety of rather creative ways Here it is in its entiretyNow it came about when men began to multiply on the face of the land andaughters were born to them that the sons of God saw that the Mocktails daughters of men were beautiful and they took wives for themselves whomever they chose Then the LORD said My Spirit shall not strive with man forever because he also is flesh nevertheless hisays shall be one hundred and twenty years The Nephilim were on the earth in those Clojure In Action days and also afterward when the sons of God came in to theaughters of men and they bore children to them Those were the mighty men who were of old men of renownHeiser briefly examines the ways this passage has been understood throughout Christian history and then begins laying a foundation for his own view by referencing 2 Peter 21 10 and Jude 5 7 And this leads to his Southern African Literature: An Introduction discussion of 1 Enoch1 Enoch s account of Genesis 61 4 isn t vague at all It s incrediblyescriptive And it s also hard for most modern people to swallowAccording to Enoch this story is about supernatural beings Watchers who leave their proper abode and bring secret knowledge to humankind They also have sexual relations with human women The offspring of these unions are giants known as Nephilim among other names God punishes the Watchers by sealing them away in Tartarus see 2 Peter 24 When the Nephilim giants BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) died their spirits were released and became what we would callemons This is the basic story of Genesis 61 4 as 1 Enoch understands it And for most people today it understandably raises a lot of uestions And I m among those people There are a lot of things about this escription that seem strange to me And yet most of my objections are logical cultural or emotionalnot scripturalI m not going to lie This whole thing makes me uncomfortable But the explanation of the text makes far sense than any other explanation I ve heard In other words if this wasn t the Bible if someone handed me a storybook and it t the Bible if someone handed me a storybook and it Genesis 61 4 in it I probably understand it the same way 1 Enoch African Literature: Overview and Bibliography does What makes me feel uncomfortable with this explanation is not that itoesn t match the text It s that I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the possibility that it could be true And yet I believe Jesus was born of a virgin I believe he performed miracles I believe he was raised from the Aliens Rogue Aliens deadYes I feel myself succumbing to the same temptation almost all Christianso Let s sweep all of the unnecessary supernatural elements of scripture under the rug and only Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect display the ones that are acceptable to most people and absolutely necessary to t Such a good book Definitely worth a re read especially all the various scholarly sources that it hasrawn upon A lot of food for thought Another excellent Fall for You doctrine rattling book by Mr Heiser A great follow up to his The Unseen Realm which it is probably best to have already under your belt before tackling this writing Thoughon t consider that a iscouragement as I guess to this book alone would still provide a wealth of information it just may be most beneficial to have read his foundation forming positions that this books tends to build upon This whole system of study the Divine Council and Second Temple Judaism writings and beliefs have been not only an eye opening study but an major paradigm shift in my theology The eeper I study the sense the Scriptures make both New and Old Testaments This book especially brings this missing story line to
and shows why much is misunderstood because it is taken out of context Without understanding the context of the tim. Reversing Hermon is a groundbreaking work It unveils what most in the modern Church have never heard regarding how the story of the sin of the Watchers in 1 Enoch 6 16 helped frame the mission of Jesus the messiah Jews of the first century expected the messiah to reverse the impact of the Watchers transgression For Jews of Jesus' Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 day the Watchers were part of the explanation for why the world was so profoundlyepraved The messiah would not just revoke the claim of Satan on human souls and estrangement from God solving the predicament of the Fall He would also not only bring the na. Es and beliefs of those by and to whom these books of Scripture were written much silliness arises from exegesisThat is a bulk I have to admit this is the first book I ve read by Dr Michael Heiser and I wasn t sure what to expect Frankly I wasn t sure I even wanted to read this book that is until pursuing CC Fenn s review on For sure one of the best reviews I ve read in a long timeIn any case I purchased Reversing Hermon Enoch The Watchers the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ and really appreciated seeing the subject through Dr Heiser s eyes In this book Dr Heiser elevated the Alchemy for Women discussion of Genesis 6 from the oft sensationalist speculation to a historical and Biblical grounding which provides answers to several of the Bible s challenging passagesMore importantly Dr Heiser looked at the subject in light of the Spirit of Prophecy that is as it relates to YHWH s redemptive plan through Yeshua YHWH s Salvation In short Dr Heiser makes the case that Yeshua s messianic mission included not only the rectification of Adam and Eve s sin but also the evil wrought by those of the angelic host who left their intended estate and sowed their rebellious evil on this earthIn terms of scholarship Dr Heiserid something in this book which is rather rare today Dr Heiser looked at this complex subject in light of its 2nd temple era context The 2nd temple era and it influence on Biblical history and Bible prophecy in my opinion is far too often ignored when trying to understand some of the Bible s most important prophetic passagesThe book is organized into four parts PART I Genesis 61 4 in its Original Ancient Contexts Chapter 1 The Sons of God and Nephilim Chapter 2 The Sin of the Watchers in 1 Enoch and Other Enochian Tests Chapter 3 The Mesopotamian Apkallu the Watchers and the Nephilim PART II Reversing Hermon in the Gospels Chapter 4 The Sin of the Watchers and the Birth of Jesus Chapter 5 The Sin of the Watchers and the Genealogy of Jesus Chapter 6 The Sin of the Watchers and the Ministry of Jesus PART III Reversing Hermon in the Epistles Chapter 7 The Sin of the Watchers and Human Depravity Chapter 8 The Sin of the Watchers and the Head Covering of 1 Corrintians 11 Chapter 9 The Sin of the Watchers and Baptism PART IV Reversing Hermon in the Book of Revelation Chapter 10 The Sin of the Watchers the Nephilim and the Antichrist Chapter 11 The Sin of the Watchers and the ApocalypseOf these chapters 2 5 7 9 really stood to me I especially appreciated learning about the congruency of the Enochian narrative in Biblical and the historical record I frankly had no idea the subject was as well testified to in ancient historyDr Heisers Alchemy Martial Supreme discussion of the Mosaic law in Chapter 7 was especially interesting It provided a new and intriguing angle from which to view the Torah and its purpose This subject provided me with much food for future thought and reflection The weakest part of the book in my opinion were the authors speculation regarding Revelation 12 as an astronomical sign whichates the birth of Yeshua to the 1st of Tishri in 3 BC I admit up front I Nicholas Flamels First Codex don t know enough about astronomical signs to test Dr Heiser s theory but Biblical and historically speaking Tishri 1 3 BC as the birth of the Messiah is problematic for several reasons First the prophecy of Daniel 9ates the coming A lot to chew on here There were several areas where I would have liked a thorough case but all in all he presents some very convincing evidence I would Alien definitely recommend reading The Unseen Realm first This is Heiser s book about 1 Enoch its relation to Genesis 61 4 the connection to Mesopotamian stories and that influence on the New Testament Heiser says that biblical theologyoes not erive from the church fathers It erives from the biblical text Biblical theology and in context must be two African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 different things He later saysNo interpretation of Genesis 6 1 4 thatoes not carefully observe and interact with the original Mesopotamian context can hope to be even remotely correctHeiser Michael S Reversing Hermon Enoch the Watchers and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ Kindle Locations 919 920 There is no mention of the apostolic teaching tradition The biblical Writers Took A Supernaturalist Approach took a supernaturalist approach À quoi rêvent les algorithmes doesn t explain if this is a belief in fanciful myths or something else Reversing Hermon means the return of the Edenic kingdom of God to earth the restoration of theivine order of heaven and earth so that the presence of God could return to earth in all its immediacy and fullnessHeiser Michael S Reversing Hermon Enoch the Watchers and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ Kindle Locations 934 936Heiser presumes what I would call a millennial view of an earthly kingdomI would probably rate this book higher if Heiser BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) didn t adopt what seems to me a nonsensical interpretation of Revelation 12 He follows the astronomical or astrological interpretation of Worldwide Church of God theologian Dr Ernest L Martin He says that the man child is clearly Jesus In Rev 12 the baby never leaves heaven for earth aso the woman and the Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse dragon Rev 121 uses symbolism similar to Genesis 379 yet no astrological claim is made for that passage and Sarah was alreadyeceased Gen 231 2 Heiser claims the woman is Israel It isn t explained in what sense the baby represents Jesus but some in the early church interpreted it in a less materialistic fashion61 By the woman then clothed with the sun He Meant Most Manifestly meant most manifestly Church endued with the Father s word whose brightness is above the sun And by the moon under her feet he referred to her being adorned like the moon with heavenly glory And the words upon her head a crown of twelve stars refer to the twelve apostles by whom the Church was founded And those she being with child cries travailing in birth and pained to be Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups delivered mean that the Church will not cease to bear from her heart the Word that is persecuted by the unbelieving in the world And she brought forth he says a man child who is to rule all the nations by which is meant that the Church always bringing forth Christ the perfect man child of God who iseclared to be God and man becomes the instructor of all the nations Treatise on Christ and Antichrist HippolytusMartyr Born 170 AD Died 235 AD Full of good information but it seemed less like a book than his previous unseen realm It felt like I was reading his collection of notes for a book and not a finished product Still lots of good info here Though 1 Enoch is not in either Jewish or Christian canons its ideas were highly influential in the first century In fact in Reversing Hermon Michael Heiser argues that many of the Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics details in the New Testament can only be traced to 1 Enoch p2 Though Heiser is not alone in this claim it will be a new idea to many and Reversing Hermon is an accessible presentation from an expert in the field of all things weird in the BibleREVERSING HERMONChapter one convincinglyefends the supernatural and traditional interpretation of Gen "61 4 In this view heavenly beings the sons of God "4 In this view heavenly beings the sons of God sexual relations with human women The second chapter introduces 1 Enoch and its commentary on the Gen 6 event It is seen that the Watchers served as a catalyst to spread wickedness among humanity p32 Chapter three finds close parallels to both Gen 61 4 and 1 Enoch in ancient Mesopotamian beliefsTHE WATCHERS AND THE GOSPELSChapter four argues that astral prophecy a conservative astrology of sorts predicted the coming of Christ Reading Rev 121 7 as presenting historical astrological signs results in Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides dating Christ s birthday as Tishri 1 This is the same birthday as Noah s To Heiser this communicates that Christ is a new Noah and bringer of judgment upon the Watchers That Rev 121 7 refers to star signs is fascinating and worthy of further consideration Chapter five interprets the four Gentile women in Jesus genealogy in light of the Tions back into relationship with the true God byefeating the principalities and powers that governed them Jews also believed that the messiah would rescue humanity from self estruction the catalyst for which was the sin of the Watchers and the influence of what they had taught humankind The role of Enoch's retelling of Genesis 61 4 in how New Testament writers wrote of Jesus and the cross has been largely lost to a modern audience Reversing Hermon rectifies that situation Topics include understanding Genesis 61 4 and the Sin of the Watchers in Their Original Context; how the an.