Mike Heiser is a scholar in the fields of biblical studies and the ancient Near East. He is the Academic Editor of Logos Bible Software. Mike earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. He has also earned an M.A. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania (major fields: Ancient Israel and Egyptology).
Mike's main research interests are Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), biblical theology, ancient Near Eastern religion, biblical & ancient Semitic languages, and ancient Jewish binitarian monotheism. He maintains three blogs: The Naked Bible (biblical studies), PaleoBabble (weird beliefs about antiquity), and UFO Religions (how belief in ETs intersects with religion). He teaches ancient languages online at MEMRA. For more information, see his FAQ and CV.
The Facade: Special Edition
Mike is also well known as the author of his supernatural thriller, The Facade. Mike blends academic biblical scholarship and his knowledge of the ancient world, alternative spiritualities, and the paranormal in The Facade to create an enthralling read.
You can read the first chapter for free by clicking here.
As readers of the The Facade already know, one of its plotlines concerns how a genuine ET reality would affect the traditional Judeo-Christian faith and worldview. Another utilizes Mike's academic specialty, the divine council, when the story's characters are confronted with a different question: what if what everyone thought was extraterrestrial is something else much more sinister.
Mike's publisher, Kirkdale Press, recently
released The Facade: Special
Edition for a variety of digital devices (Kindle, Nook,
Vyrso, iBooks, Google Play)! The special edition contains
- the story behind The Facade and Mike's first Coast to Coast AM appearance
- up-to-date annotated bibliographies for the plot elements
- the first 5 chapters of the sequel, The Portent