Matthew 24 and the Days of Noah Once Again

I recently added this to my FAQ, but I thought I’d post it here as well. Do you think Matthew 24:37-38 is a prophecy about the return of nephilim or has anything to do with Genesis 6:1-4? The short answer to both is no. (I also don’t think it has […]

A Note on the September 23, 2017 Astral Prophecy Hype and Nonsense

I just wanted to put something on the blog (again) about my rejection of the idea that Revelation 12 has anything to do with the second coming or end times in general. I’ve been getting emails with links to YouTube videos like this one that use my thoughts about the […]

Naked Bible Podcast Episode 153: Ezekiel 38-39, Part 2

This follow-up to Part 1 on these popular and controversial chapters focuses on the interpretation of the Gog-Magog invasion as a whole. Special attention is paid to how Rev 20:7-10 re-purposes Ezekiel 38-39 and how that re-purposing is consistent with a sound interpretation of those two chapters in their own […]

Naked Bible Podcast Episode 152: Ezekiel 38-39, Part 1: Who or What is Gog?

As was the case with Ezekiel 37, these chapters are among the most familiar in the entire book of Ezekiel. This first of two episodes on these chapters focuses on the terminology: Gog, Magog, Meshech, Tubal, and Togarmah. It also addresses the fallacies of translating Hebrew nesiʾ roʾsh as “prince […]

Book Review: The New Christian Zionism

Most Christians are interested (and many absorbed) by the topic of the future of Israel and how, in the wake of the New Testament emphasis on the Church as the people of God (Gentiles included), Israel still matters. The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel and the Land looks like […]

Why Do Christians Disagree About End Times?

That’s the title of a new Mobile Ed mini-course I created for my employer Faithlife / Logos Bible Software. It’s a short video introduction to some of the issues that undermine consensus in eschatology. Folks who follow this blog will have gotten more detail on these items in my “Why […]

Naked Bible Podcast Episode 101: Jesus, the Exile, and the Tribulation

Mike does some eschatology (and next week, too). Kind of like a Bigfoot sighting. Get it while supplies last!   Naked Bible Podcast Episode 101: Jesus, the Exile, and the Tribulation was first posted on May 21, 2016 at 5:54 pm.©2016 “Dr. Michael S. Heiser“. Use of this feed is for […]

Why the Meaning of Daniel’s 70 Sevens (“Weeks”) is Not Self-Evident

Years ago I wrote a series of posts under the title “Why an Obsession with Eschatology is a Waste of Time.” One of the fundamental goals of that series was to debunk the notion, held by countless Christians of all eschatological persuasions, that whatever view they held about end times […]