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Haverim Lecture Series featuring Dr. Michael Heiser

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Church of the Messiah

1180 Upper Bellbrook Road

Xenia, OH 45385

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We are excited to host Michael Heiser, a biblical scholar dedicated to making scholarship comprehensible to the interested non-specialist. You could think of him as a missionary to the church in terms of exposing the normal person-in-the-pew to serious academic scholarship on the Bible and biblical theology. Mike has a passion for helping followers of Jesus recover the supernatural worldview of the Bible.

Haverim Lecture Series Schedule

Session One: God as Man in the Old Testament: Seeds of the Godhead

This session focuses on the Old Testament backdrop to Judaism’s ancient “Two Powers in Heaven” as well as elements of Christian Trinitarianism. The focus is on the “two Yahwehs” of the Old Testament (one invisible and transcendent, the other visible in human form). It also deals briefly with ancient Near Eastern godhead conceptions.

Session Two: The Two Powers in Heaven Doctrine of Ancient Judaism

This session explores how Jewish writers of the Second Temple Period thought about the second Yahweh figure of the Old Testament—the “Second Power” in heaven. The focus is on Second Temple Jewish texts.

Session Three: The Jewish Context for the New Testament Presentation of Jesus and Christian Trinitarian Thought

This session builds off the first two to show the real basis for identifying Jesus with Yahweh and Christian Trinitarianism.

Saturday, March 23rd, from 9am to 1:00pm

This event is hosted by our friends at Church of the Messiah in Xenia, and is suitable for teens as well. Bring a friend and a cup of coffee. We look forward to seeing you there.

Meet Guest Lecturer Dr. Michael Heiser

Michael S. Heiser is scholar of the Bible and its ancient context. Mike is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., Ancient History) and the University of Wisconsin- Madison (M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies). He has taught biblical studies, theology, and ancient languages for over twenty years in the classroom and online distance education. He is currently a Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software.

Dr. Heiser has published over one hundred articles in trade magazines and peer-reviewed academic journals. He is author of several best-selling books including The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible (Lexham Press, 2015); its shorter, distilled companion work, Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches about the Unseen World and Why it Matters (Lexham Press, 2015).

Mike is teaching as a public service—all sessions are provided for you by JC Studies at no cost. Because seating is limited, reservations are required. Register on this site for free tickets.

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