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Who Is the Satan?

On Michael S. Heiser's dogmatic interpretation of "the satan" and why he is almost certainly wrong.

Who Is the Satan?

On Michael S. Heiser's dogmatic interpretation of "the satan" and why he is almost certainly wrong.

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Christian theologian and Old Testament scholar Michael S. Heiser is brilliant and refreshing. His work on expounding and popularizing rabbinical scholar Alan F. Segal’s “Two Powers of Heaven” has done a great deal of good for the Kingdom. He demonstrates how ancient orthodox Judaism held to, what he calls, a
Dairy Delicacies

How dairy products were manufactured in the ancient Near East.

Dairy Delicacies

How dairy products were manufactured in the ancient Near East.

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The Hebrew word חֶמְאָה (ḥem’â) occurs no less than ten times in nine different verses throughout the Old Testament canon (Gen. 18:8; Deut. 32:14; Judges 5:25; 2 Samuel 17:29; Job 20:17, 29:6; Prov. 30:33; Isaiah 7:15, 22).[1] The King James Version of the Bible always translates this word as “butter”
Did Satan Really Say? Part 2

Understanding the depth of deception and how to defend against it–––the need for humility.

Did Satan Really Say? Part 2

Understanding the depth of deception and how to defend against it–––the need for humility.

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I do not doubt that the upsurge of empirical certainty in the West has had some effect in misunderstanding the depth of presumption in how we believe, where naturalism reigns supreme and, so, empirical facts are the only true facts – a deception in its own right – where Christian
Did Satan Really Say?

Understanding the depth of deception and how to defend against it–––the danger of presumption.

Did Satan Really Say?

Understanding the depth of deception and how to defend against it–––the danger of presumption.

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It is an easy thing nowadays to take for granted just how dangerously complex a lie truly is. Whether it is subtle or subliminal, or as plain as the high noon sun, a lie is never quite so simple. It is conventional to reduce a lie to mere logical contradiction,
Hidden Meaning of Dust and Ashes

A typological relationship between humility and eschatology

Hidden Meaning of Dust and Ashes

A typological relationship between humility and eschatology

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In my studies this week, I came across, what I think, is a fascinating typological parallel. To “repent in dust and ashes” is now an iconic Biblical symbol and saying. Spoken of by the prophets like Abraham, Job, and Ezekiel, we see them repent or liken themselves to nothing more