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Demons : what the Bible really says about the powers of darkness

Michael S. Heiser (Author)
"Are demons real? Are they red creatures with goatees holding pitchforks and sitting on people's shoulders while whispering bad things? Did a third of the angels really rebel with Satan? Are demons and "principalities and powers" just terms for the same entities, or are they different members of the kingdom of darkness? Is the world a chaotic mess because of what happened in Eden, or is there more to the story of evil? What people believed about evil spiritual forces in ancient biblical times is often very different than what people have been led to believe about them today. And this ancient worldview is missing from most attempts to treat the topic. In Demons, Michael Heiser debunks popular presuppositions about the very real powers of darkness. Rather than traditions, stories, speculations, or myths, Demons is grounded in what ancient people of both the Old and New Testament eras believed about evil spiritual forces and in what the Bible actually says. You'll come away with a sound, biblical understanding of demons, supernatural rebellion, evil spirits, and spiritual warfare." - from the back cover
Print Book, English, 2020
Lexham Press, Bellingham, WA, 2020
xviii, 321 pages : tables ; 24 cm
9781683592891, 1683592891
What you know may not be so
Section I: Biblical Vocabulary For The Powers Of Darkness
1. Hebrew terms for evil spiritual beings
2. It was all Greek on them, too
Section II: The Powers Of Darkness In The Old Testament And Second Temple Judaism
3. The original rebel
I will be like the Most High
4. Satan in Second Temple Judaism
5. The second divine rebellion
Making our own imagers
6. Depravity and demons in Second Temple Judaism
7. The third divine rebellion
Chaos in the nations
8. Dark powers over the nations in Second Temple Judaism
Section III: "The Devil And His Angels": The Powers of Darkness in the New Testament
9. The Devil
His dominion and destiny
10. Evil spirits
Demons and their destiny
11. The ruling powers
Their delegitimization and destiny
Section IV: Common Questions And Misconceptions
12. Myths and question s about the powers of darkness