MythArc Radio 3 features the first half of our two-part interview with Dr. Michael S. Heiser, a biblical scholar with a Ph.D. in Biblical Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages. His studies are very closely related to the theme of The MythArc, the spiritual war that has raged since Adam and Eve walked in Eden.
We asked Mike about the nature of the supernatural world:
- What is the Divine Council?
- What implications does the Divine Council model have for Christian theology?
- How does this affect our lives?
In a nutshell, the Divine Council is the group of divine beings–seraphim, cherubim, and malakim–who make up the court of God. It’s referenced most notably in I Kings 22:19-23 and Psalm 82.
The rebellion of the fallen angels has taken place in several stages:
- The “serpent” in Eden;
- The Watchers of Genesis chapter 6, whose interaction with human women produced the Nephilim;
- The seventy “sons of God” (bene elohim) who were placed over the nations after the incident at the Tower of Babel.
Those 70 bene elohim became the gods of the nations around the ancient Hebrews: Marduk, Molech, Chemosh, Baal, Asherah, Dagon, and the rest. They are still with us, and their goal is the destruction of mankind.
In our next show, we’ll discuss with Mike how this is all tied to the UFO phenomenon.
Dr. Michael Heiser
In addition to his biblical studies, Mike is the author of The Facade, a mind-blowing novel that includes his research in great detail. It’s a great read, and he includes a bibliography with some great sources for further study.