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The Bible Unfiltered : Approaching Scripture on Its Own Terms.

Author: Michael S Heiser
Publisher: Ashland : Lexham Press, 2017.
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An in-depth exploration of some of the most mysterious and misunderstood portions of the BibleWill inspire and inform readers, helping them see the Bible in a renewed and different lightExpertise from a respected scholar and writer.

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Heiser, Michael S.
Bible Unfiltered : Approaching Scripture on Its Own Terms.
Ashland : Lexham Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Heiser
ISBN: 9781683590415 1683590414 9781683590408 1683590406
OCLC Number: 1013825354
Description: 1 online resource (187 pages)
Contents: Intro --
Title Page --
Copyright --
Contents --
Introduction --
Part One: Interpreting the Bible Responsibly --
Chapter 1: Serious Bible Study Isn't for Sissies --
The Goal of Bible Study Isn't to Get a Spiritual Buzz --
Paying Attention to Detail and Thinking Clearly Are Not Antithetical to Loving Jesus --
The Spirit's Guidance Wasn't Intended to Serve as a Cheat Sheet --
Chapter 2: Getting Serious-And Being Honest-About Interpreting the Bible in Context --
The Bible's True Context --
Bridging the Context Gap --
Chapter 3: Sincerity and the Supernatural --
Facing up to the Bible's "Weird" Passages --
Are We Sincere about Biblical Authority? --
Chapter 4: Let the Bible Be What It Is --
A Firm Grasp of the Obvious --
Truth that Transcends Culture --
Chapter 5: Bad Bible Interpretation Really Can Hurt People --
Truly Destructive Bible Interpretation --
Chapter 6: Unyielding Literalism: You Reap What You Sow --
Sanctified Brainwashing --
Literalism as Idolatry --
What Does "Literal" Mean Anyway? --
Chapter 7: Everything in the Bible Isn't about Jesus --
Why Is This Idea so Prevalent? --
Chapter 8: Bible Reading and Bible Memorization Are Not Bible Study --
Reading Is Casual-Study Isn't --
Memorization Isn't Thoughtful Analysis --
Chapter 9: Marxism and Biblical Theology Aren't Synonyms --
The Old Testament --
The New Testament --
Food for Thought --
Chapter 10: How to (Mis)Interpret Prophecy --
Part Two: Old Testament --
Chapter 11: Did Yahweh Father Cain? --
Chapter 12: All Your Genesis Commentaries Are 8-Track Tapes --
Chapter 13: What's in a Name? --
Chapter 14: Lost at Sea --
Chapter 15: The Slave before "Elohim" in Exodus 21:1-6 --
Chapter 16: The Angel of Yahweh in the Old Testament --
The Angel as Yahweh --
The Angel and Yahweh in Simultaneous Appearance --
Jesus, the Angel, and the Name --
Chapter 17: Salvation in Old Testament Israel. Chapter 18: Where the Wild (Demonic) Things Are --
Chapter 19: The Secret Things Belong to the Lord --
Chapter 20: The Ongoing Battle of Jericho --
The Biblical Account --
The Archaeological View --
The View from Another Bunker --
The Figurative View --
Chapter 21: Scripture's Sacred Trees --
Chapter 22: Boaz-The Lawbreaker? --
Chapter 23: Of Mice and Manhood --
Chapter 24: Samuel's Ghost and Saul's Judgment --
Chapter 25: The Politics of Marriage --
Chapter 26: Defeating Ancient Foes --
Chapter 27: Yahweh and His Asherah --
Who Is Asherah? --
The Term Asherah in the Old Testament --
"Yahweh and His Asherah" --
Chapter 28: Angels Aren't Perfect --
Chapter 29: From Intercessors to Advocate --
Chapter 30: Jurassic Bible? --
Chapter 31: Proverbs: The Wisdom of Egypt? --
Chapter 32: Heap Burning Coals on Their Heads --
A Rebuttal to Retaliation --
Burning Shame --
Chapter 33: Denial of the Afterlife --
Looking outside of Sheol --
Fallen Asleep --
Detached, Not Unconscious --
Chapter 34: Solomon's Bride or Jesus' Bride? --
Chapter 35: Gog of the Supernatural North --
Let the Guessing Begin --
A Better Strategy --
Chapter 36: Filtering God --
Chapter 37: God of Fire and Storm --
Chapter 38: Zechariah's Divine Messiah --
Part Three: New Testament --
Chapter 39: Mark's Use of Isaiah --
Chapter 40: Demons, Swine, and Cosmic Geography --
Chapter 41: Strange and Powerful Signs --
Chapter 42: Is Exorcism for Everyone? --
Chapter 43: The Word Was God --
Chapter 44: The Table of Nations and Acts 2 --
Overview --
Acts 2, The Tower of Babel, and The Table of Nations --
Chapter 45: Paul's Missionary Goals --
Chapter 46: Divine Misdirection --
Chapter 47: Who Is the God of This World? --
Why God? --
Why Satan? --
Darkness and Blindness --
Chapter 48: New Testament Language of Spiritual Adoption and Sonship --
The Old Testament Context. New Testament Re-purposing of Divine Sonship Language --
Chapter 49: The Lord, Who Is the Spirit --
Chapter 50: Paul, Puppies, and People with Tattoos --
Dogs in the Ancient World --
Mutilators of the Flesh --
Chapter 51: Watch Your Language! --
Why so Crass? --
The Precedent for Euphemism --
Paul's Point --
Shock and Awe with a Purpose --
Chapter 52: No Longer Slaves --
Chapter 53: The Relationship of Baptism and Circumcision --
What Circumcision Did Not Mean or Accomplish --
The Meaning of Circumcision --
Circumcision as an Analogy to Baptism --
Chapter 54: Disarming the Powers of Darkness --
Chapter 55: Inspiration Was a Process, Not an Event --
Instruments or Puppets? --
Embracing the Bible's Humanity --
Chapter 56: The Father of Lights --
Chapter 57: What Do Demons Believe about God? --
Reading James Correctly --
The Shema --
What's so Scary about the Shema? --
What It All Means --
Chapter 58: Jesus, the Morning Star out of Jacob --
Chapter 59: Relying on Our Preconceptions --
Chapter 60: Jesus, Our Warrior --
Old Testament Holy War Ideology --
The Warrior Messiah's Victory --
The Warrior Messiah Empowers His Spiritual Warriors --
Abbreviations --
Bibliography --
Scripture Index --
Old Testament --
New Testament.

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An in-depth exploration of some of the most mysterious and misunderstood portions of the BibleWill inspire and inform readers, helping them see the Bible in a renewed and different lightExpertise from a respected scholar and writer.

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