My name is Mike Heiser, and I’m 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). During the course of my graduate work, I had the pleasure of taking an assortment of ancient languages, such as Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Syriac, Ugaritic, Phoenician, and Egyptian hieroglyphs. My academic expertise is divine beings (gods, angels, divine assembly/host of heaven) in ancient Israelite and Canaanite religions. Before accepting my present position working for a software company that produces ancient text databases and other digital resources for study of the ancient world, I taught theology, biblical studies, ancient languages, and World Civilizations for 12 years on the college level. My current position gives me immediate access to cutting-edge technology for the study of ancient texts and languages.
PaleoBabble readers may be familiar with me through my numerous guest appearances on talk radio, especially Coast to Coast AM. I’ve been fortunate to have been able to share my thoughts about a wide range of strange ideas relating to the ancient world: ancient astronaut theories, the Bible code, the Jesus tomb, and the DaVinci Code. My appearances on Coast to Coast AM and other shows also came about due to the popularity of a science fiction thriller I wrote while in graduate school called The Facade. The book deals with several of the topics I like to write about here. The Facade was recently picked up by Kirkdale Press. You can find out more and grab a copy at FacadeTheBook.com.