Ancient Times

Dr. Michael Heiser, M.A. and Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages, and M.A. in Ancient History (major fields: Ancient Israel and Egyptology), nails it. Visit Michael S I can’t vouch for his every conclusion, but his comparison of ancient semitic languages and topics is definitely worth your dime. Here is a sample:

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You might also visit Creation Ministries International (CMI), which employs more scientists than any other Christian organization.

So who created us? If (as I believe) it was Elohim, is that a plural word or does it refer to the creator-god of the Christians? Here is what Dr. Heiser says:

The Hebrew word elohim is morphologically plural (that is, it’s “shaped” as a plural, or “spelled” as a plural). However, in roughly 2,200 cases (by far over 90% of the biblical occurrences), the word elohim is used as a proper name for the ONE God of Israel. We know this because it’s a cold, hard fact from the text. In those 2,200 or so cases, elohim is the subject of a SINGULAR verb (all languages have subject-verb agreement) or is referred to by a SINGULAR pronoun (him, his). Don’t take my word for it; you can see the data for yourself here. (

But doesn’t Gen 1:26 (“Let us create humankind in our image…”) show we were made by aliens like von Daniken and Sitchin insist?

Far from it. Click here for a brief discussion on this. You can also visit my Sitchin site. (

Draft chapters 3 and 4 (which deal with “elohim”) of Dr. Heiser’s new book:

Chapter 3: Introduction to the Divine Council

Chapter 4: So What Exactly is an Elohim?


For Christianity, the 4th century A.D. is pretty ancient. That is where we run up on the “merging” of Church and State by the emperor Constantine. You will find a discussion of this in The Myth of Caesaropapism.

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