Select Curriculum Vitae – Michael S. Heiser

Academic Degrees:

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages
       dissertation title – "The Divine Council in Second Temple Jewish Literature"  
University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A., Hebrew and Semitic Studies, 1998
University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Ancient History (Israel, Egypt), 1992

Graduate Courses of Relevance :

Languages Studied / Graduate Language Courses:

Elementary Biblical Hebrew
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew
Advanced Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew Exegesis:  Ezekiel 
Hebrew Exegesis:  Isaiah 
Epigraphic Hebrew

Biblical Aramaic
Imperial Aramaic
Elementary Egyptian Grammar
Intermediate Egyptian Grammar  
Elementary Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek Syntax
Septuagintal Greek
Syriac Grammar
Ugaritic Grammar 
Akkadian (independent study)
Sumerian (independent study)

Archaeology and Ancient History:

Biblical Archaeology
Dead Sea Scrolls
Middle Bronze Age
Culture of Ancient Egypt  
The Hyksos  
Ancient Near Eastern Religion
Egyptian History

Biblical Studies and Theology:

Old Testament Introduction
Pentateuchal Criticism
Biblical Hermeneutics 

Academic Honors:

Scholarship recipient: Wisconsin Society for Jewish Higher Learning (1995, 1996, 1998)
Selected to:  The National Dean's List (1996)
Selected to:  Who's Who Among America's College Teachers (1996)
Fellowship recipient: James L Weinstein Fellowship in Hebrew Studies (1995)
Scholarship recipient, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Ancient History (1992)



"Deuteronomy 32:8 and the Sons of God," Bibliotheca Sacra (January-March 2001)

"The Mythological Provenance of Isaiah 14:12-15:  A Reconsideration of the Ugaritic Material," Vetus Testamentum (Fall 2001)

Non-Fiction, Academic (Lay Audience) :

"Moses' Radioactive Death Machine:  Graham Hancock's Arguments from Silence," The Anomalist 6 (1998):  54-87  

The Bible Code Myth

Islam and Armageddon

Unpublished Papers Read at Academic Conferences:

"The Divine Council in the Dead Sea Scrolls," Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Danvers, MA (1999)

“Gog of Magog, the 'chief prince':  The Contribution of the Dead Sea Scrolls Toward an Identification,” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Danvers, MA (1999)

  "Mount Sinai in Arabia," Annual Meeting of the Near East Archaeological Society, Orlando, FL (1998)

"Jeremiah 3:16 and the Ark of the Covenant:  A Survey of Interpretation" Annual Meeting of the Near East Archaeological Society, Philadelphia (1995)

Memberships in Professional / Scholarly Associations:

I am a member of:  The Evangelical Theological Society, The Society of Biblical Literature, The Near East Archaeology Society