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Officer and a Gentleman hDing scholarly works For most I would suggest the far superior Unseen Realm reviewere and Naked Bible podcast Despite my critiue of Reversing Hermon this is a book that will serve as an introduction to Heiser and for that I am delightedMany thanks to Defender Publishing for providing a review copy Such a good book Definitely worth a re read especially all the various scholarly sources that it The Necromancer's Dilemma has drawn upon A lot of food for thought 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 canope 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 eaven 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 igher 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 eaven for earth as do the woman and the dragon Rev 121 uses 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 e meant most manifestly the Church endued with the Father s word whose brightness is above the sun And by the moon under Nehru's India Select Speeches her feete referred to El poder de Lady Wifi! 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Cmic) her being adorned like the moon witheavenly glory And the words upon was it love heread 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 A Very Private Gentleman hereart the Word that is persecuted by the unbelieving in the world And she brought forth Processing Syntax and Morphology 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 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 Full of good information but it seemed less like a book thanis previous unseen realm It felt like I was reading His Girl from Nowhere his collection of notes for a book and not a finished product Still lots of good infoere Read my review of Reversing Hermon on my blogIt all started a few months ago A pastor friend of mine told me about someone in A DIY Guide for All Things Natural Hair: Discover Homemade Conditioner and Hair Rinse Recipes for Your Crowning Glory his congregation who believes the earth is flat Thene sent me a link to a video by Rob Skiva defending is view by uoting Dr Michael Heiser I looked Michael by Rob Skiva defending is view by uoting Dr Michael Heiser I looked Michael up and realized that e worked for "Logos Bible Software So I started reading some of is stuff And I was intriguedNow to be clear "Bible Software So I started reading some of Hired Gun Hired Gun his stuff And I was intriguedNow to be clear doesn t believe the earth is flat bute does believe that the ancient Israelites believed the earth was flat But that wasn t the intriguing part The intriguing part was what Second Edition of a Report on the Geology and Natural Resources of the Area Included by the Nipissing and Timiskaming Map Sheets he said about angels demons and the supernatural world in general He explained passages of scripture that I deard explained away all my life And Kid Paddle - tome 11 - Le retour de la momie qui pue qui tue he did it in a way that was biblical and consistent He also opened my eyes to the fact A lot to chew onere There were several areas where I would Diary Journal of David Brainerd have liked a thorough case but all in alle presents some very convincing evidence I would definitely recommend reading The Unseen Realm first It s ard to describe this book s relation to Unseen Realm True Unseen Realm is in a class by itself and few books are as good as it I guess you could say that Reversing Hermon is an update to Unseen Realm Should you read this book if you ave read the other Absolutely Some of the scholarship is updated though it was never out of date And it covers new materialHe advances Anatomie de l'horreur 2 his now familiar argument on why Genesis 61 4 mustave a supernaturalist explanation on that below When Heiser comes to New Testament material True Crime Addict he conclusively shows that the New Testament writers understood the Enochian worldview and echoed it at regular intervals Assuming that the text of 1 Enoch probably didn t come from pre flood times and granting that it is not Scripture why is it important It s important because it was part of the worldview of the apostles and indeed at least two apostles uoted it as authentic literature Further Enochas material in it while absent from the OT is present in Jude and 2 Peter eg imprisoned angels etcHeiser argues that The Enochian version of the events of Genesis 61 4 preserves and transmits the original Mesopotamian context for the first four verses of the Flood account Heiser loc 84Heiser notes the links between the Mesopotamian apkallu and the Fallen WatchersThe Enochic TemplateDrawing upon the scholarship of Amy Richter Heiser notes anti Watcher themes in the genealogy of Jesus loc 1244 Each of the women in Jesus s genealogy deal with some sort of illicit arts and beautification Tamar and Ruth sexual sin Bathsheba and Nephilim echoes RahabWith Tamar we see echoes of 1 Enoch and Gen 61 4 Judah sawhe took Business Networks in Syria her and went intoer Indeed Judah s first born son was named Er Hebrew r Aramaic irWith Rahab she is in the land of the Nephilim she marries Boaz was was a Gibbor Ruth 21 Of course Boaz wasn t a giant but given that gibbor is often translated as gigas Matthew is creating mental links between the two loc 1377 But there are links according to James 225 Rahab received messengers angelousBathsheba was married to Uriah a gibbor 2 Sam 2339 Of course she is also called Bath shua 1 Chr 35 therefore echoing the Enochic template of that sceneAn Analysis of Psalm 68A surface reading of Eph 48 and Psalm 6818 reveals a problem Jesus is giving gifts and the Psalm says God receives gifts Heiser suggests we can remove some of the confusion by not reading this as Jesus leading captives free which would be true in other contexts but rather taking captives per Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality his storming of Bashan loc 1691 Another excellent doctrine rattling book by Mr Heiser A great follow up tois The Unseen Realm which it is probably best to ave already under your belt before tackling this writing Though don t consider that a discouragement as I guess to this book alone would still provide a wealth of information it just may be most beneficial to ave read is foundation forming positions that this books tends to build upon This whole System Of Study The Divine Council And of study the Divine Council and Temple Judaism writings and beliefs ave been not only an eye opening study but an major paradigm shift in my theology The deeper I study the sense the Scriptures make both New and Old Testaments This book especially brings this missing story line to light and shows why much is often misunderstood because it is taken out of context Without understanding Cient Mesopotamian story of 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; Les Celtes aux racines de l'Europe : Actes du colloque tenu au Parlement de la Communaut franaise de Belgique et au Muse royal de Mariemont les 20 et 21 octobre 2006 how the theme of reversing the transgression of the Watchers colors the gospel accounts of the birth of Jesusis genealogy and is ministry; ow 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 umanity; and ow the descriptions of the antichrist the end times Day of the Lord and the final judgment connect to Genesis 6 and the nephil. ,

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Reversing HermonI ave 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 until 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 Hermon Enoch The Watchers the 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 Nymph Fly Tying Techniues 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 angelicost 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 istory and Bible prophecy in my opinion is far too often ignored when trying to understand 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 istorical record I frankly Les derniers jours : La fin de l'empire romain d'Occident had no idea the subject was as well testified to in ancientistoryDr Heisers discussion of the Mosaic law in Chapter 7 was especially interesting It provided a new and intriguing angle 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 up front I don t know enough about astronomical signs to test Dr Heiser s theory but Biblical and Loveland 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 unsettling aspect of the book was the Dr Heiser s exploration of 1 Cor 11 and the subject of a woman sead covering and its 2nd temple Little Tree 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 following uote 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 itas some amazing features that link it with the expectation of a messianic reversal of sin of the Watchers You Aliran Politik Dan Aidah Dalam Islam have to admit thatis is a pretty bold statement But Dr Heiser goes on to explain based 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 Guide de l'employeur culturel 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 only understood 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 mayave of a point than even Der Heimliche Fürstensohn he may realize This relates to a statement Dr Heiser made earlier in chapter 4 regarding astral prophecy I 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 theeavens sun moon stars to be for signs and seasons and to Mark Time Genesis 114 Could Use Those Object To Communicate time Genesis 114 could use those object to communicate see as Dr Heiser notes repeatedly in this book the New Testament must be 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 really understand their importance you must see the lineage of Yeshua from a 2nd temple perspective that the Jewish reader would Science and Democracy 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 generatione is actually the 13th as given Matthew cleverly "shows that Yeshua is both the 13th and 14th generationTo a Jewish reader they would ave immediately "that Yeshua is both the 13th and 14th generationTo a Jewish reader they would ave immediately 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 understood this messianic symbolism is shown in Ephesian s 213 14 where Megalodon: Fact or Fiction? 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 temple proper and by implication the presence of YHWH was accessed by 14 steps and entry to the temple granted by one of 13 gatesWhat this demonstrates is that indeed Matthewad 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 matrix Further to Dr Heiser s point is the fact that the 41 generations between Abraham and and the 3 generational groupings of Yeshua s ancestors (Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Programme for Women) By Julia R. Heiman (Author) Paperback on (Dec , 2008) has a larger chronological context that some ofis Jewish readers would ave likely understood 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 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 e 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 John Ormond, Emyr Humphreys, John Tripp (Penguin Modern Poets, here is the intriguing part which Iadn t realized until 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 ave 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. Reversing Hermon is a groundbreaking work It unveils what most in the modern Church ave never Des Souris et des hommes eBook: John Steinbeck, Maurice-Edgar Coindreau: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. heard regardingow the story of the sin of the Watchers in 1 Enoch 6 16 Black Women in White America A Documentary History 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 onuman souls and estrangement from God solving the predicament of the Fall He would also not only bring the na.

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Ediz. a colori heaven Boaz was the 11th generation representing the 29th 30th and 31st jubilee cycles from Adam It was during the 29th jubilee cycle form Adam in the 365th year of Noah s life that Jared died As Dr Heiser explains according to the book of Enoch it was during the days of Jared that the fallen angel s on Mt Hermon made their agreement to defile the women of earth Obed was the 12th generation representing the 33rd 34th and 35 jubilee cycles from Adam It was during this period of time that Shem was born during the 32nd jubilee cycle form Adam It was through Shem the son of Noah that YHWH s would work out His redemptive plan for mankind by bringing forth Yeshua the promised righteous seed Then during the 34th jubilee in the 600th year of Abraham s life the Deluge took place cleansing the earth of evil which the fallen anglesad wrought Solomon was the 15th generation from Abraham or the 1st generation in Matthew 2nd grouping of 14 This 15th generation represented the 42nd 43rd and 44th jubilee cycle from Adam It was during this period of time that YHWH made all of His covenants with Abraham which promised that through Le guide Ornitho his seed all nations of the earth would be blessed Further it was in the 100th year of Abraham s life exactly on the 43rd jubilee cycle from Adam that Isaac was born It was also during the 44th jubilee cycle from Adam that YHWHonored Abraham s faith in Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part his willingness to sacrificeis son Isaac by swearing shaba the first oath He the living God of the Bible swore with any man in the Bible It was this oath that Moses mentions in Due 79 Daniel mentions in Daniel 94 and Zechariah mentions in Luke 1So there you Pour l'harmonisation orthographique des dictionnaires have it As Amy Richter and Dr Heiser claim and incredible as their claims may sound Matthew did indeedave the story of the Enoch the fallen angels the flood and YHWH s redemptive plan of Reversing Hermon in mind when Des femmes qui tombent he penned that inspired list nearly two thousand years ago Who said genealogies were boring This reviewas gone on far too long but in closing for those who would like to see confirmation for another one of Dr Heiser s points in Chapter 9 regarding Baptism its redemptive context and its relationship to the events of Flood you ll find it in Daniel 926 where it describes the Messiah as cut off This cutting off or karath would ave arkened the Jewish reader back to the first occurrence of this word where it is used to described the waters of the flood which karath mankind from the face of the earth Thus one again showing that it was the promised messiah the seed of Adam Shem and Abraham that reversed the effects of not only the sin of Adam and Even but also the corrupting evil wrought by the fallen angelic oard in the days leading up to the flood In summary I can t say that I agree with all of Dr Heiser s points but e sure Kiss That Frog has given me food for thought I started the book skeptical but finished it convinced that there is far to the Genesis 6 than I ever understood Dr Heiseras made a compelling case that part of Yeshua s redemptive purpose was in fact to combat the angelic evil which The Seneca Scourge has been corrupting mankind since the flood After you read this book I d encourage you to open your Bible s and see if these things be so Though 1 Enoch is not in either Jewish or Christian canons its ideas wereighly 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 field of all things weird in the BibleREVERSING HERMONChapter one convincingly defends the supernatural and traditional interpretation of Gen 61 4 In this view Caleo Leech heavenly beings the sons of Godad sexual relations with Vibrational Medicine The 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 amongumanity 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 Kade (Alien Adoption Agency 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 upon 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 Heiserolds that these connections are both thematic and textualwhich can ardly 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
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I found many and illuminating insights ereTHE 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 The Children Money Can Buy 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 observes that the Torah itself bears this out where law units regularly follow narratives of Israel s sinChapter eight draws on first century medical texts to explain Paul s teaching onead covering 1 Cor 112 16 Put simply Paul followed the science of The Burning Girls his day that believed women sair was considered genitalia As modesty was reuired in a worship context Ex 2026 2843 women ought to cover their air This also explains 1 Cor 1110 since the Watchers fell due to their lusting after women This chapter is another ighlight 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 Transgalactic Antics Carrie Hatchett Space Adventurer had clear conceptual links to the sin of the Watchers and the giants p147 Perhaps the readers of Revelation alreadyeld 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 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 are uncertain 144000 DanENOCH IN THE NTHeiser is right that the church Outmove (Inner Movement, has neglected the import of Gen 61 4 to the NT and first century thought However due to theigh 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 The Removed highly dependent 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 areeavily drawn from Heiser s own Unseen Realm Block uotes 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 upon peer reviewed scholarship and Wildflower An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa his own expertise in ancient languages and culture Reversing Hermon is utterly unlike the rampant speculations of virtually all popular level books on such topics This should not be uickly overlooked However as a serious student of the Bible I found the biblical connections to be freuently spurious That and theeavy copying from other works are my most significant complaints This critiue pains ME AS I AM A TREMENDOUS as I am a tremendous of Heiser s work and The Elixir and the Stone 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 rea. Tions back into relationship with the true God by defeating the principalities and powers that governed them Jews also believed that the messiah would rescueumanity from self destruction the catalyst for which was the sin of the Watchers and the influence of what they Ancient Agriculture: From Foraging to Farming (Ancient Technology) had taughtumankind The role of Enoch's retelling of Genesis 61 4 in Black Columbiad: Defining Moments in African American Literature and Culture (Harvard English Studies) how New Testament writers wrote of Jesus and the crossas been largely lost to a modern audience Reversing Hermon rectifies that situation Topics include understanding Genesis 61 4 and the Sin of the Watchers in Their Original Context; Black Noir how the an.