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Mike Heiser

Biography:

Mike Heiser received his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and ancient Semitic Languages from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently Academic Editor for Logos Bible Software, a company that creates ancient language research software and digital resources for studying the ancient and biblical world. Mike is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, the American Academy of Religion, and the Evangelical Theological Society. In 2005, Mike was named by Fate Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Ufology.

Past Shows:

Apocalypticism & Biblical Texts

Appearing during the middle two hours, expert in theology and Biblical languages, Mike Heiser discussed the history of apocalyptic beliefs, and the current concern over 12-21-12. First hour guest, clairvoyant Dr. Lauren Cielo talked about how she reads soul energy, and her psychic process. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Ancient Aliens & ET Life

Expert in theology and biblical languages, Mike Heiser critiqued theories of ancient astronauts, and alien DNA tinkering, such as espoused by the late Zecharia Sitchin, and also spoke about the possibilities of ET life in the universe, as well as biblical interpretations. First hour guest, author Thomas Greanias talked about how Russian researchers are on the verge of breaching Lake Vostok, which has been trapped beneath Antarctica for millions of years. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Art Bell: Somewhere in Time

Art Bell: Somewhere in Time returned to June 12, 2001, for an intense debate with Mike Heiser and Grant Jeffrey about the Bible Code. ... More »

Host: Art Bell - Somewhere In Time

Methane Fears/Sumerian Texts

In the first half of the program, scientist J. Marvin Herndon and Richard C. Hoagland discussed methane gas fears in the Gulf disaster. In the latter half of the show, Mike Heiser shared his research critique of Zecharia Sitchin's work. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Ghosts in the Ancient World

Expert in theology and biblical languages Mike Heiser discussed ghosts & spirits in the Bible and other ancient literature.The Old Testament occasionally writes of spirits of the deceased and differentiates them from demons. But mostly, the Bible makes prohibitions against contact with the dead (necromancy), such as with a medium. One exception is the incident involving Saul and the Witch of Endor (see below).Belief in disembodied spirits and the underworld was prevalent across many ancient cultures such as in Israel, Egypt, Mesopotamia and Assyria. Interactions between the living and their family ancestors was common place-- in Mesopotamia, the dead were thought to lead normal leaves and even pay taxes, he noted. In the Egyptian concept of the afterlife, the "akh" was a spirit or ghost that could dwell in our realm. The underworld (called Sheol by the Hebrews) had its own "cosmic geography" with both good and bad areas, such as the abyss, pit, meadows, and fields, and was ... More »

Host: George Noory

MJ-12 & UFO Evidence

Expert in theology and biblical languages, Mike Heiser shared his recent research into the authenticity of the MJ-12 documents, spoke about ufological evidence in the Roswell case, and offered a critical take on Zecharia Sitchin's work. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Lost Tomb

Four guests reacted to the claim that Jesus' tomb may have been found. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Replay: Richard C. Hoagland & Mike Heiser

Because of technical difficulties, Art Bell, broadcasting from the Philippines, was heard live for just the first hour with guest Richard C. Hoagland of Enterprise Mission, who talked about hyperdimensional changes in our solar system. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Jesus, Christianity & the Da Vinci Code

Dr. Mike Heiser, scholar of history and archaeology, discussed the claims of The Da Vinci Code, mysteries concerning Jesus, and Christian philosophy & viewpoints. Whether Da Vinci used a code in his artwork in paintings such as The Last Supper to express a hidden history of Jesus is somewhat irrelevant, as this was just the belief system of a man separated by 14 centuries from the event, and not "authentic Christianity," he commented. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Intelligent Design Debate

Three guests, Richard C. Hoagland, Stan Tenen, and Mike Heiser, debated the idea of "intelligent design." Was humankind designed by God, superior alien life forms or neither? ... More »

Host: George Noory

God, Man & ET Roundtable

Four panelists joined together in a discussion on the issue of God, Man, & ETs, and shared their reactions to the possibly imminent NASA/ESA confirmation that 'We are Not Alone.' ... More »

Host: George Noory

Ancient Ghosts & the Underworld

Mike Heiser, a scholar of ancient history and archaeology, spoke about ghosts and the underworld in the ancient texts of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Bible. There were similar concepts of the underworld across various ancient civilizations, he said, noting that it was thought of as a watery rather fiery world and that it was positioned as being underneath the Earth. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Angels & Demons

Mike Heiser, a scholar of ancient history and archaeology, discussed such topics as angels, gods, the "divine council," and monotheism. An expert in ancient Semitic languages, he said he draws his conclusions by letting the ancients "speak for themselves," in their textual materials. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Alien Implants & Extraterrestrials

During the show's first hour, Dr. Roger Leir (alienscalpel.com) shared his knowledge and exposure to alien implants in human beings. His compelling and intriguing work takes a very serious look at the scientific and medical aspects of the alien abduction phenomena. Sunday night's main guests, Richard Hoagland (website) and Mike Heiser (website), discussed the upcoming conference, "God, Man, & ET" to be held at the University of Wisconsin in October 2003. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Decoding Nibiru

Nibiru or Planet X is not likely to come into our solar system in May or anytime at all, said Mike Heiser, an expert on ancient texts, who appeared on Monday night's show. Heiser has studied the same Sumerian texts and cuneiform that Zecharia Sitchin has based his "12th Planet" theories on and come to very different conclusions. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Mike Heiser

Mike Heiser is currently writing his Ph.D. dissertation titled "Divine Beings in Jewish Literature Written Between the Old and New Testament Periods." He is an expert on angels and divine beings in ancient semitic texts. Besides his formal academic training, Mike has had a life-long interest in the paranormal, particularly the UFO phenomenon. He is uniquely qualified to write on the intersection of ufology with ancient texts and mainstream western religions. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Larry Harvey / Mike Heiser

Mike Heiser is currently writing his Ph.D.dissertation titled "Divine Beingsin Jewish Literature Written Between the Old and NewTestament Periods." Heis an expert on angels and divine beings in ancientsemitic texts. Besides his formal academic training, Mike has had alife-long interest in the paranormal, particularly theUFO phenomenon. He is uniquely qualified to write onthe intersection of ufology with ancient texts andmainstream western religions. ... More »

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