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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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Insightful but tedious

I enjoyed the work greatly but the book is written in a manner that would make it a very good college level exegetical study. The verbal inclusion of all of the examples and parallels made the process drag on a little too much.

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Great author, great topic, solid academic backdrop

Great author, great topic, solid academic backdrop, different narrator would have better served the book.

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A cosmic Gospel of conquering the Principalities.

a well articulated focused look at the cosmic and supernatural effect of Christ's reversal of the rebellion of the watchers. A warfare epic that we miss because we are fare separated from the Ancient Near East context. The Gospel expressed from a perspective that will resonate with warriors in their faith. A recommended read for those that find our modern telling of the soft spoken rabbi Jesus incomplete in its telling.

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another great book from Heiser

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