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p.1 The Many Duplicit statements of Dr. Michael Heiser

His affirmed teachings he holds to are contrary to, the opposite of his other affirmed teachings he holds to. That is called duplicity.

Heiser is a present moment teacher, whatever he believes at the moment is his truth. The consistency in his statements are missing. He can say two opposite meanings on the same subject, sometimes in the same book. This is called confusion at best.

These are quotes found in our articles that are put together to show you that he is not consistent in what he says but holds two different views on the many various subjects he teaches on.

As you go through this ask yourself, which teaching will you believe? And then read the explanations from the bible that are included.

On the angel of the Lord

“On the “Name—Yahweh’s Presence—was in the angel of Yahweh. In John 10:36–38, Jesus claims that the Presence is in Him. He is claiming to be the second power, or second Yahweh, which would in turn mean He was Lord of the divine council with the invisible Yahweh (the Father). Thus, Jesus’ claim of oneness with the Father is developed by the quotation and by what follows. The result is a powerful claim to deity, consistent with the rest of the gospel of John .” (Michael S. Heiser, “Divine Council)

There is no second YHWH, there is a second person and third person in the unity (echad) of God. And He is called the Lord of all not Lord of the divine council (which is not found anywhere in Scripture).

Then he says the opposite

The problem is that he also says the angel of the Lord is not fully deity so how can Jesus be what he describes?

the angel of Yahweh is not fully God . That the Angel had the Presence (Name) of Yahweh in Him but was a distinct personage meant He was Yahweh’s presence, but not Him in His fullness.” (Old Testament Godhead language, Heiser)

If Jesus is the Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament (which he is as a christophany; a visible appearance of the Son of God before he incarnated) than what he is as human should be the same, deity.

Not being in his fullness means he is less than, which is contrary to what the New Testament says he is in Col. 1:19-20 “in Him all the fullness should dwell.” Col. 2:9 “ For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily”

Adding to this we have Heiser also saying the opposite of what he said of not being in his fullness. “Yahweh embodied in the Old Testament is not lesser than Yahweh invisible who is the sender.” (Unseen Realm)

Which Heiser statement will you believe?

Angel of the Lord

In referring to the blessing in Gen. 48:8–16. Heiser says “ God is eternal (in that He existed before all things) and that angels are created beings . The explicit parallel of “God” and “Angel,” thus, does not imply that God is an angel. Rather, it affirms that this Angel is God. The verb “bless,” moreover, is grammatically singular; a plural verb would indicate that Jacob is asking two different persons to bless the boys—the singular thus denotes a tight fusion of the two divine beings— one eternal and one not.”

If they both are God then they both are eternal, which is the nature of God that does not change (Mal.3:6). Clearly the term angel here is not a reference to nature but of being sent as a messenger.

Angels or not

“That the word elohim is to be taken as a plural is evident from its citation in Heb 2:7, where the writer quotes the passage from the Septuagint, which renders elohim as “angels.” (Michael S. Heiser, The Lexham Bible Dictionary (John D. Barry et al., eds.; Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012, 2013, 2014)

But Heiser does not accept the elohim as angels even though he often uses the Septuagint against the Masoretic text to say it is superior when he finds it is necessary to affirm his doctrines.

Heiser on Deuteronomy 33:1–4. “ The Septuagint version has a multitude of divine beings at Sinai whereas the traditional Hebrew text does not.” (Unseen Realm)

Septuagint: “he made haste from Mount Paran with ten thousands of Kadesh, at his right, his angels with him.” The Masoretic text says, “and he came with myriads of holy ones.” Heiser says the “ Hebrew text seems to suggest that “the holy ones” are the Israelites who will receive the law.”

It does not say the holy ones are Israelites. It is saying Yahweh came to the mountain with the holy ones, (angels) they are not from earth (nor are they divine). His interpretative skills at reading basic texts become a problem because he always has the Ugarit as the background for understanding nearly everything in the Bible which distorts the Word.

He goes further in his revisioning, “ At Sinai, God met with Moses, Aaron, and Israel’s 70 elders, the firstfruits of a new divine council including humanity. Those who remained of His original council were also there and helped to give the Torah, which is why in the New Testament it is said that the law was delivered through angels.

“It shouldn’t be a surprise that the New Testament speaks of angelic mediation for the law—it was written by the Angel who is God in the presence of council members (“the holy ones”) and then dispensed to Israel through Moses.”

But Heiser teaches the divine council are the ‘sons of God’ that are a different species (elohim), and definitely are NOT angels.

Which is it Mr. Heiser?

Here he says angels are not creatures but only a generic term for messengers “ The word angel is basically a job description. Angels deliver messages to people .” So he has changed a group of creatures, a heavenly ‘species’ to be something else in meaning. How does this coincide with the Scripture? Yes, angels are messengers (one of their activities), and not all messengers are angels. But when it is a heavenly being, angelos, single or plural sent from heaven it is describing a certain class of creature.

Furthermore, we do not find the law attributed to being written by the Angel of the Lord (as stated in Ex.3) but to the visible presence of YHWH himself. It does not speak of a divine council which he claims are not angels (a creature).

Ex 19:3 “ And Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain”

Ex 19:11 “ the LORD will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people”

Ex 24:12 the LORD said to Moses, "Come up to Me on the mountain, God appeared in his glory.

One can look upon the angel of the Lord but when God came in his glory we read Ex 19:21

the LORD said to Moses, "Go down and warn the people, lest they break through to gaze at the LORD, and many of them perish.” The Lord God is mentioned not the angel of the Lord.

“In the passage about the seventy elders (Exod 24:9–11), Yahweh appeared in human form, as he had to the patriarchs and Moses.” (Unseen Realm) It does not say human form.

Heiser says that all 70 sons of God (there are only 70 in this species according to Heiser), the divine council were incarcerated in Hades because of Gen.6. Yet he describes those who remained of His original council helped give the Torah at Mt. Sinai, which is not possible for two reasons. Scripture speaks of them as angels from heaven and there were no more sons of God on earth, (only their offspring nephilim). Their penalty,like the first son who rebelled was to be expelled from the garden to the underworld (Unseen Realm).

Heiser continues to change Bibles words and their meanings and its stories whenever he wants to. He is confused and confusing others by mixing myth with the Word.

Satan is not the devil who is the serpent

“When Satan shows up in the Hebrew Bible, it doesn’t refer the devil . So, he is different than the tempter of Eve, the devil. “The instances of satan in the Old Testament that lack the definite article also don’t refer to the devil or the serpent figure.” (Unseen Realm)

Heiser then states the opposite the New Testament identifies the serpent as Satan or the devil ( Rev 12:9 ). Michael S. Heiser June 12, 2020 What Eden tells us about Satan)

Which is it?

He explains , “The serpent—more pointedly, a divine being who has forgotten his place in the pecking order .” (Unseen Realm) Where does the Bible call this or any creature divine? There is no forgetting but there is rebelling.

Heiser believes that when Satan shows up in the Hebrew Bible, he is not the devil nor is he the tempter of Eve. “ The instances of satan in the Old Testament that lack the definite article also don’t refer to the devil or the serpent figure. … The function of the office of the satan is why later Jewish writings began to adopt it as a proper name for the serpent figure from Genesis 3 who brought ruin to Eden That figure opposed God’s choices for his human imagers. The dark figure of Genesis 3 was eventually thought of as the “mother of all adversaries,” and so the label satan got stuck to him. He deserves it. The point here is only that the Old Testament doesn’t use that term for the divine criminal of Eden .” (Unseen Realm Recovering the supernatural worldview of the Bible by Michael S. Heiser)

What does the Scripture say? 2 Cor. 11:3-4 “ as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” We read the Serpent is satan from John. Is john part of those who renamed him in Rv. 12:9 “that 3serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan,” and Rv. 20:2 “that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan.”

Heiser’s satan in the book of Job is a divine creature who obeys God

The book of Job is used to prove his teaching that the Serpent, is not satan, nor the Devil. the point here is that this satan is not evil; he’s doing his job.” (The Absence of Satan in the Old Testament Posted by Dr Heiser | Feb 1, 2010)

In Job 2:2 “Satan answered the LORD and said, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” T he Satan of Job is indeed evil and Job 1:12 the LORD said to Satan , "Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person."

Heiser confuses evil actions with obedience. Satan is marching, looking who he can devour which proves he is Devil who seeks to devour, as God brings attention to Jobs life. 1 Peter 5:8 “ Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour .” Just as he is described and does in Job.’ Is not Satan’s attack on Job's life and family not evil? Satan took great delight in destroying Jobs life, he had been looking for an opportunity to do so, just as he has done throughout history. Satan was not what Heiser claims as some type of Divine council member being obedient to God by assaulting Job, murdering Jobs family, and destroying all that Job had.

Zech. 3:1-2 “ Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. And the LORD said to Satan , "The LORD rebuke you, Satan !

Jude 9-10 “ Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil , when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"

Just as Jesus rebuked him by the Word in his temptation. These are not different accusers but the same accuser and opposser all through history.

The Septuagint which heiser endorses contradicts Heiser teaching that satan is not the Devil In Job. 1:6 -2:1 “ And it came to pass on a day, that behold, the angels of God came to stand before the Lord, and the devil came with them .” Septuagint version by SIR LANCELOT C.L. BRENTON Originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons, Ltd., London 1851)

Who is the original rebel and where is he now?

“The original rebel was cast down, expelled from God’s presence to earth and under the earth in the realm of the dead. The fallen sons of God were likewise imprisoned in the underworld .” (Demons what the Bible Really teaches about God’s heavenly host, Heiser)

The one who fell in heaven was called Day Star, son of the morning (Is. 14:12); he is the original rebel who became the accuser, the opposer of Gods kingdom (renamed Satan) who is described by Jesus was as falling from heaven in Lk.10:18. Isa 14:12 " How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! (Lucifer meaning light bearer relating to his actual name of Day Star.)

Satan is the leader over all the fallen angels. There is not a single fallen angel who is a near equal with Satan or called satan. All the fallen angels are under him, there is only one being called satan.. The fact that Satan drew one-third of the stars reveals that of the entire body of angels, one-third followed his original revolt (seen in Rv.12:4). One-third of the original number of angels became demons, while two-thirds remained loyal to God.

The same anointed cherub who fell in heaven was in Eden, which means he did not fall in Eden as Heiser claims but fell before he came to earth. Ezek. 28:12-14" You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God” v.14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you” Where was he anointed? In heaven. He was called Satan as a result of his fall in heaven.

Paul later writes Eph 2:2 the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. Satan is called a prince with rule over his angels those who disobeyed and rebelled. by one man's disobedience many were made sinners” (Rom. 5:19)

From the beginning when Jesus was to start his ministry Luke 4:5-7 “ Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time . And the devil said to Him, "All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.

When was this authority delivered to him, if not in the garden? This is why he is the prince and power of the air.

Heiser says Satan’s role as “accuser of the brethren” is finished” No it is not!’

Rv. 12:6-11 “when the woman flees into the wilderness, (that is Israel, the remnant who will be saved Mt.24:15-20) to the place prepared by God, for one thousand two hundred and sixty days ” (during the last half of the tribulation of 7 years).

v.7-10 war breaks out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought (note the dragon is the serpent who is satan according to scripture ) but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him . Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, " Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.” This is in the tribulation period that is yet future, but Heiser says it is in the past.

Heiser’s duplicit statements occur across the board showing that he has no consistency in his interpretation of the Bible nor with his own statements.’

Sons of God are unfallen, or fallen?

The sons of God are divine , (Unseen realm) They are “Watchers, Sons of Heaven, Holy

Ones” that is until Gn.6 when they take women. After this theThe disinherited nations were put under the authority of lesser elohim, divine sons of God (ibid.)

We find Heiser saying two different things, “He then assigned each of the seventy nations to the fallen sons of God (who were also seventy in number) As noted earlier, at Ugarit there were seventy sons of El {KTU 1.4:VL46). The sons of God are referred to here as "fallen" in light of Genesis 6 as well as Deuteronomy 4:19 .(Unseen Realm)

Again Heiser says, “He then assigned each of the seventy nations to the fallen sons of God (who were also seventy in number). (Deuteronomy 32:8 and the Sons of God p.71)

This is repeated “… that sometime after God separated the people of the earth at Babel and established where on the earth they were to be located, He then assigned each of the seventy nations to the fallen sons of God ( who were also seventy in number)” (DEMONS WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY SAYS ABOUT THE POWERS OF DARKNESS)

And concludes, “the nations are currently ruled by fallen sons of God, who oppress their populations (Deut32:8; Ps 82:1–5). (ANGELS: WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY SAYS ABOUT GOD’S HEAVENLY HOST, HEISER)

But he is saying two opposite things

“The fallen sons of God were likewise imprisoned in the underworld.” Which is what is said in 2 Peter 2:4 “ God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment.”

So how are they ruling the nations today, of which are far more than 70 nations and there were only 70 sons of God there are over 150 nations today? None of this is consistent or coherent with his own myth.

So where does he get his information that is contrary to Gods Word and even contradicts his own writings , “Recall again that at Ugarit there were seventy sons of El (KTU 1.4:VI.46). I refer to the sons of God as "fallen" here in light of Genesis 6 as well as Deut. 4:19.” (Deuteronomy 32:8 and the Sons of God)

But these sons of God in the Ugarit are spoken as divine beings in the service to the king of the gods, El, and his queen, Asherah (in the Ugarit not in the Bible). Heiser employs the Ugarit into the Bible stating, “ 7. It is interesting to note that the number of the nations listed in Gen 10 is seventy (see Nahum M. Sarna, Genesis [JPS Torah Commentary; Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1989], 69). This is precisely the number of the sons of El in the divine council at Ugarit .” (Heiser, Chapter 14: Divine Allotment, Unseen Realm)

Which is it?

Who is Deity?

Consider this statement carefully. “ The idol first had to be animated with the very real spiritual presence of the deity. Once that was done, the entity was localized for worship and bargaining. This is easily proven from ancient texts .” (Unseen Realm) Underline mine

What ancient texts are these? Not the Bible. What texts from the Bible can be used for proof of this? These ancient texts are from other religions he uses to determine the meaning of the Bible.

So Heiser is calling the demons ‘deity’ who can be the animated force behind an idol. That these deity, are his view of Elohim, as ‘divine gods.’ But a fallen spirit presence is not deity for there is only one who is deity, God. They should be called a false deities, counterfeits.

Heiser also states that there are “other deity level beings exist.” (THE DIVINE COUNCIL IN LATE CANONICAL AND NON-CANONICAL SECOND TEMPLE JEWISH LITERATURE by Michael S. Heiser)

Deity is not decided by a level but by nature and characteristics.

Then says the opposite.

Simply stated, these passages assert that there is no other Deity besides Yahweh. He is the only true God. ” (Deuteronomy 32:8 and the Sons of God p.69)

Which is it?

This becomes a huge contradiction in what he is teaching overall. Yes, that is how confusing he has made his Bible teachings; because he is confused. This is the duplicity that is apparent all through his writings. “ The God of the Old Testament was part of an assembly—a pantheon—of other gods .” (Unseen Realm)

The true God is not part of any false elohim God group; nor are they part of him. But he claims they are true Gods that God made before creation. Why is he saying elohim are other gods, that the sons of God were not false until they fell.

Scripture says all other gods are false except for one. The true God YHWH says so numerous times, there is “NO GOD (elohim) BESIDES ME.”

Heiser retorts saying it is misguided to argue that statements in the Old Testament that have God saying “there is none besides me,” means that no other elohim exist. Who is misguided?

It means in Scripture there is only one true elohim! These other deities whether they are called elohim (a generic term for God, not a proper name) are what the Bible calls false gods. But he has them as true gods which completely damages his whole thesis of Elohim as sons of God that God supposedly made and appointed over the nations, because they are said to be fallen s now imprisoned in the underworld.

So which is it?

Adams sin

“The idea that Adam’s guilt was transmitted to all humanity is completely absent from OT theology. One would think that, given its central importance to the whole idea of salvation, if this view were accurate, at least one writer in the OT during the 2000 year history of Israel from Abraham to Jesus would have put the idea out there . But none did (under inspiration to boot).”

“So why is it that Paul breaks the silence about Adam and the human race in Romans 5:12? Why did we have to wait until Paul for someone to say something? The answer is simple. It wasn’t until Paul — living as he was in “post Jesus” Judaism (and the birth of Christianity) that Adam became a useful ANALOGY for something.” https://drmsh.com/adams-sin-and-old-testament-theology/ ) underline mine

Here we have Heiser questioning the adamic fallen nature passed on, even challenging the Scripture itself and putting this whole teaching of mankind’s sinfulness passed on from Adam on Paul, who has given us a direct revelation from God. Heiser questions this like a true skeptic ignoring the continuation of revelation given, calling it an analogy (a resemblance of one thing to another) diminishing it as the reality of the human condition. As if what Paul wrote is inconsequential to the reality that has existed from Adam onward.

The Bible: As far as no one taught on sin being transmitted, he seems to have missed the whole point of the law given to Moses of which Paul specifically explains in Gal. 3:19 “ what purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made.” Paul further explains Rom. 3:20 “ for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Gal. 3:23 “ But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. Therefore the law was our tutor (teacher) to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”

We now understand once the seed came sin was fully dealt with by Christ offering permanent forgiveness by the blood of the ultimate sacrifice of God, not just temporarily covering sin.

The point is this, the law was given to show that we are sinful, disobedient. Rom 7:5 The “ sinful passions which were aroused by the law.” How else would a whole group of people be sinful unless they all have sin?

Why did Cain and Abel bring a sacrifice if there was no sin for them to deal with, and why does it say in Gn. 4:4 “ The LORD respected Abel and his offering” (see Heb.11:4). Because it was a live blood sacrifice that made it acceptable. The principal is that only the blood covers sin, made known in Lev. 17:11 for ...the life of the flesh is in the blood...it is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul .” (Gen. 4:5-7) Reading the Bible one can understand Cain was (and Abel) sinful before he was a murderer . For Adam’s image and likeness was passed along to his offspring (Genesis 5:3). Along with His image of God contained the contamination of sin. This is why Paul and others refer to sin entering the world through the first man (Rom.5), and with sin came death, both spiritual and physical.

the person Adam is mentioned only two times in the entire Old Testament . One reference is a genealogy (1 Chron 1:1). The other is Hosea 6:7 which reads: “But like Adam they transgressed the covenant; there they dealt faithlessly with me.” Not surprisingly (to me anyway), there is no mention here of Adam’s original sin being transmitted to the rest of humanity . Instead, Adam’s transgression of his relationship to God is used as an analogy to covenant violation of Israel. Eve is never mentioned in the OT after Genesis 4:1. (Adam’s Sin and Old Testament Theology Posted by DrHeiser | Aug 2, 2009) underline mine

The word transgression means disobedience to gods command written or spoken: it equals sin. In Job 31:33 he says “ If I have covered my transgressions as Adam, By hiding my iniquity in my bosom.” Hmm, seems Job directly mentions his sin to Adam hiding his sin. As in the Psalms, 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them.” Examples of transgression are many. Josh. 7:11 Israel has sinned; Judg. 2:20 this nation has transgressed My covenant; 1 Kings 8:50; transgressions; Isa. 43:27 Your first father sinned, And your mediators have transgressed against Me”; Ex. 23:21 “for He will not pardon your transgressions; Lev. 16:16 “So he shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions, for all their sins”

This becomes the difference of knowing the Word or being an academic, which apparently does not require faith in the Word!

In his companion book to the book of Enoch he writes “And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azâzêl: to him ascribe all sin— This is a clear statement as to the notion that human depravity had its roots in the rebellion of the Watchers, not in the Fall of Adam and Eve. While not excusing Adam and Eve from guilt, Second Temple

writers overwhelmingly do not view their deeds as the point of origin for an assessment such as Genesis 6:5.

So where does sin come from? Scripture teaches all of humanity has been sinful (except one). The fact that Jesus died for all mankind shows we all have the sin nature of Adam present in us just as Paul explained in definitive terms.

Heiser rejects the doctrine that the sin nature was passed on from Adam (as Paul teaches), until he doesn’t.

We have Heiser challenging the Scripture on this teaching and then he also agrees, by saying the opposite The Fall of Adam and Eve passed on all humans (Romans 5:12) (The Meaning of the Word Nephilim: Fact vs. Fantasy)

On his website His statement of faith, showing what he believes is not fully honest because of what he teaches. https://inquisitivechristianity.org/index.php/blogs/blogs-michael-s-heiser/13-ministry-philosophy/117-statement-of-faith

For example he teaches elsewhere that Adams sin is not passed on but he says in this statement, “ the whole race was plunged into condemnation and death so that now all human beings are born with a sin nature.” He says "clearly says that Adam's sin brought death "to all men" https://drmsh.com/genesis-1-and-creationism/

Which is it?

That Adam’s guilt was transmitted to all humanity is completely absent from OT theology, or that Heiser does not see it?

Which Heiser statement will you believe?

To also say Adam’s original sin being transmitted to the rest of humanity is not found in the Old Testament is a lack bible expository skill showing he does not understand the basics. Jeremiah says, “the human heart is desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9 see Gn. 8:21) Jesus reaffirmed this in (Mk.7:21).

King David says in Psalm 51:5 , “ Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me .” This is why we All die, even in the womb, because we all have sin (Rom.3:23), even before our birth. Job 15:14 asks “ What is man, that he could be pure? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be righteous ?” Job 25:4 “ How then can man be righteous before God? Or how can he be pure who is born of a woman?” This is answered by ‘the seed of the woman.’ The only one who was conceived this way that is without sin.

What is not fully expressed in the Old Testament is fully explained in the New Rom. 7:17 sin that dwells in me” V.18 “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing."’ Sin is not just something we do, it is within us even when we are not actively sinning. We act on it, because it is our human nature.

Rom. 5:12-13 “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world , and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.” It could not be said any clearer than what 1 Cor. 15:22 “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive .”

The hard to understand Scriptures are always to be understood by the plain and clear ones.

It may be justified to ask, does Michael Heiser understand the doctrine of sin, the sinful nature of man in humanity.

Jesus’ death

Heiser in refuting someone else says “ Whether Samuelsson believes Jesus was nailed to the cross or merely “suspended,” he’s still saying (at least to my eyes) that Jesus died on a cross. And the cause of death would be the same: asphyxiation. So who cares ? I’d like to give Samuelsson the benefit of the doubt here and say this is just another archaeo-nonsense-journalistic sideshow ( Now Jesus Didn’t Die on a Cross…or Did He? Posted by DrHeiser | Jul 3, 2010

You should care -Jesus did not dies of asphyxiation.

John 19:30 “ So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit .”

Did he choke on the wine? Jesus chose the moment for his spirit to leave the body for death, he did not die by asphyxiation.

Luke 23:46-47 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father, 'into Your hands I commit My spirit.' "Having said this, He breathed His last .” (see also Matt 27:50-52)

That is contradictory to suffocating. If he died of suffocation then he could not dismiss his own spirit which make it a supernatural death.

p.2 The Many Duplicit statements of Dr. Michael Heiser


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