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Reversing HermonVes that the Torah itself bears this out where law nits regularly follow narratives of Israel s sinChapter eight draws 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 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 fell due 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 Getting Closer (Getting Out 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 arencertain 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 due to the high degree 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 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 highly dependent Valencia and Valentine upon individual scholars For example chapter three draws liberally from Amar Annus s article Chapter five is based primarily p294 on Amy Richter s dissertation 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 drawn from Heiser s own Unseen Realm Blockotes 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 The Strangest Things in the World upon peer reviewed scholarship and his own expertise in ancient languages and culture Reversing Hermon istterly My Wings unlike the rampant speculations of virtually all popular level books on such topics This should not beickly 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 I 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 " Hermon this is a book that will as an introduction to Heiser and for that I am delightedMany book that will serve as an introduction to Heiser and for that I am delightedMany to Defender Publishing for providing a review copy 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 ntil 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

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Enoch The Watchers Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ and really appreciated seeing the subject through Dr Heiser s eyes In this book Dr Heiser elevated the 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 Heiser did 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 nderstand 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 discussion of the Mosaic law in Chapter 7 was especially interesting It provided a new and intriguing angle. Tions back into relationship with the true God by defeating the principalities and powers that governed them Jews also believed that the messiah would rescue humanity from self destruction 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 nderstanding Genesis 61 4 and the Sin of the Watchers in Their Original Context; how the an. ,

Reversing Hermon is 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% dedicated 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 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 ApocalypseDefinitely recommend reading this book 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 theology does not derive from the church fathers It derives from the biblical text Biblical theology and in context must be two different things He later saysNo interpretation of Genesis 6 1 4 that does 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 He 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 the divine 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 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 as do the woman and the dragon Rev 121 ses symbolism similar to Genesis 379 yet no astrological claim is made for that passage and Sarah was already deceased 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 the Church endued with the Father s word whose brightness is above the sun And by the moon Die Pharaonin under her feet he referred to her being adorned like the moon with heavenly glory And the wordspon 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 delivered mean that the Church will not cease to bear from her heart the Word that is persecuted by the Something Radiates 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 is declared to be God and man becomes the instructor of all the nations Treatise on Christ and Antichrist HippolytusMartyr Born 170 AD Died 235 AD Such a good book Definitely worth a re read especially all the various scholarly sources that it has drawnpon A lot various scholarly sources that it has drawn pon A lot food for thought 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 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 "it will be a new idea to many and Reversing Hermon is an accessible presentation from an expert in the of all things weird in the BibleREVERSING HERMONChapter one convincingly defends the supernatural and traditional interpretation of Gen 61 4 In this view heavenly beings the sons of God had 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 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 pon 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 sins of the Watchers This results in a divine 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 defeat of demons 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 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 obser. Reversing Hermon is a groundbreaking work It nveils 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' day the Watchers were part of the explanation for why the world was so profoundly depraved 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. ,

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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 which dates the birth of Yeshua to the 1st of Tishri in 3 BC I admit p front I 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 9 dates the coming of the Messiah to 5 4 BC A 4 BC date for the Birth of Yeshua also best fits the chronological evidence of Matthew Luke and JosephusThe most Graveyard Shift unsettling aspect of the book was the Dr Heiser s exploration of 1 Cor 11 and the subject of a woman s head covering and its 2nd temple historical context Not that it couldn t be true but it is certainly outside my comfort zone By far my favorite part of the book was the Dr Heiser s exploration of the lineage of Jesus in Matthew 1 Dr Heiser opens Chapter 5 with the followingote Admit it You think genealogies are boring While I wouldn t claim that all biblical genealogies are filled with theological insights I can promise you that the genealogy of Jesus is different As we ll see it has some amazing features that link it with the expectation of a messianic reversal of sin of the Watchers You have to admit that his is a pretty bold statement But Dr Heiser goes on to explain based GameMaker Studio Book - RPG Design and Coding upon the work of New Testament scholar Amy Richter that the four women mentioned or implied in Matthew 1 are connected to Yeshua redemptive purpose as it relates to reversing the evil brought into this world by the fallen angelic host He further explains that these women by their inclusion would emphasis in the Jewish readers mind the events of Genesis 6 events and their implications which are onlynderstood within the context of the 2nd temple era Jewish readerThis Enochian angle of Yeshua lineage did indeed seem a bit farfetched to me at first glance but after some reflection I realized Dr Heiser may have of a point than even he may realize This relates to a statement Dr Heiser made earlier in chapter 4 regarding astral prophecy I The Diary of Jack the Ripper uote In briefest terms and with respect to a biblical perspective as opposed to pagan polytheism s conception astral theology was the idea that the One who made the celestial objects in the heavens sun moon stars to be for signs and seasons and to mark time Genesis 114 couldse those object to communicate You see as Dr Heiser notes repeatedly in this book the New Testament must be Brendas Private Swing understood with the context of the 2nd temple No place in the Bible better illustrates this fact than the lineage of Yeshua in Matthew 1 Indeed Matthew s genealogy of Yeshua is far from boring I ll get back to the four women in Yeshua lineage in a moment but to reallynderstand their importance you must see the lineage of Yeshua from a 2nd temple perspective that the Jewish reader would have intuitively graspFirst if you list the names as given by Matthew you will find there are 41 generation between Abraham and Yeshua Now arrange them into the three generation groupings described by Matthew in verse 17 What you will find is that while Matthew implied that Yeshua was the 14th generation he is actually the 13th as given Matthew cleverly shows that Yeshua is both the 13th and 14th generationTo a Jewish reader they would have immediately made the connection to the Bible s calendar as described in Gen 114 You see the lunar side of the Biblical calendar which orders the divine appointment or signs and seasons of Genesis 114 as described by Dr Heiser are governed by two internal lunar cycles of 13 or 14 days of waxing and waning light each month Further during the 7 sacred Biblical festival s each year 13 or 14 sacrifices are commanded to be offered That the apostle Paul nderstood this messianic symbolism is shown in Ephesian s 213 14 where he describes the middle wall of partition between Jews and Gentiles which Yeshua s death and resurrection abolished This wall during the 2nd temple Era Which Prevented Gentiles From Accessing The which prevented Gentiles from accessing the proper and by implication the presence "Of YHWH Was Accessed By 14 Steps "YHWH was accessed by 14 steps entry to the temple granted by one of 13 gatesWhat this demonstrates is that indeed Matthew had a redemptive message woven into the lineage of Yeshua in Matthew 1 which supports in a fascinating way Dr Heiser position that the women of Matthew 1 may also fit into this redemptive matrix Further to Dr Heiser s point is the fact that the 41 generations between Abraham and Yeshua and the 3 generational groupings of Yeshua s ancestors has a larger chronological context that some of his Jewish readers would have likely nderstood You see a reasonable case could be made that there were 41 jubilee cycles between Abraham and Yeshua as represent by the 41 generations But importantly Crown Mitre using the chronology of the MT text of the Old Testament there were in fact 41 jubilee cycles between Adam and Abraham For those who appreciate a bit of irony its worth noting that we are living in the 41st jubilee from YeshuaSo Matthew by arranging Yeshua s lineage into 41 generations he left out four kings to do this linked the Messianic redemptive symbolism of the sacrificial system with the Old Testament chronology between Adam and Abraham But here is the intriguing part which I hadn t realizedntil reading Dr Heiser s bookIf we take the three generational groupings of Yeshua s ancestors as representative of the 3 Biblical ages of 41 jubilee cycles each you ll find that the offspring of the women mentioned in Matthew 1 have a direct connection to the Enochian events and thus prove beyond reasonable doubt that there is a connection between these women and the events Enoch the fallen angel s and YHWH s redemptive planThe four offspring of the women mentioned in Matthew 1 are as follows Phares the 5th generation Booz Boaz the 11th generation Obed the 12th generation Solomon the 15th generation 1st of the 2nd generational groupingIf each of the three 14 generational groupings represent 41 jubilee cycles in a larger chronological context then the each generation in the three groups of 14 is eual to 2928 jubilee cycles Pares falls in the 5th generation which represents the 12th 13th and 14th jubilee cycle from Adam It was during the 13th jubilee cycle from Adam the 623rd yr that Enoch was taken Cient Mesopotamian story Adam the 623rd yr that Enoch was taken Cient Mesopotamian story 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 disastrous effects of their sins against humanity; and how the descriptions of the antichrist the end times Day of the Lord and the final judgment connect to Genesis 6 and the nephil. ,