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Debunking Ancient Aliens 10/16/2012 - by Michael S Heiser PhD

The assertion that a number of ancient archaeological sites were built by aliens continues to expand and grow. These claims are ultimately based on evolutionary presuppositions concerning the development of man and are often shown to have many inaccuracies.

The Role of the Septuagint in the Transmission of the Scriptures 2/17/2012 - by Michael S Heiser PhD

Christians who have heard of the Septuagint understand it as the Greek translation of the Hebrew OT. That’s an accurate assessment in simplest terms, but the Septuagint as we know it has a lengthy, complex history. Knowing a bit about that history can give us an appreciation for the important role played by the Septuagint in the transmission of the OT Scriptures and how we should look at our own translations.

Thinking Clearly About the "Jesus Family Tomb" 3/26/2010 - by Michael S Heiser PhD

According to James Tabor, after John was executed by Herod, Jesus went to Jerusalem and confronted the Jewish religious leadership with their corruption, demanding a return to righteousness and the kingdom of God. Jesus expected God’s help and protection in this mission, but was instead crucified. Jesus did not rise from the dead—an idea Tabor argues developed much later...

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