Outside of the Bible, itself, this may well be the single most important book I have ever read. I cannot urge people to read this book strongly enough. In fact, for any believer, or anyone who seeks to understand the Scriptures on their own terms, this book should be mandatory reading. I consider it to be that important. If you have not read it, buy a copy today, then make time to read it. It will be one of the most enlightening experiences you will ever have.
Now, there are many who strongly disagree with the argument put forth in this book. Some have gone so far as to call Dr. Heiser a heretic. All I can say to those people is that I disagree in the strongest of terms. I have read Dr, Heiser’s work — carefully. I have followed behind him, both in Scripture and his references. I have read the Scriptures many times. And I have applied my special talent for finding logical contradictions and inconsistencies to the whole process. I can say without any hesitation or reservation that Dr. Heiser has won me to his side. There is absolutely nothing inconsistent with the argument in this book and the Scriptures, themselves. In fact, it is quite the opposite: much of Scripture cannot be properly understood unless we read it from the world view described in: