• There is some dangerous exegesis being done in this work. The title of the book says "what the Bible says..." when the entirety of this book says little about what the Bible has to say, and more about what 1 Enoch and Jubliees has to say about demons. Let's be clear, 1 Enoch and Jubilees are long recognized as false (psuedo) writings (graphe), and using them to define Biblical truth is dangerous. Heiser is NOT using the Bible to define his facts in the majority of his work but using false and occult writings from the ancient Middle East.
    1. I accept looking at the Bible in context to get a greater understanding of what the scripture says, but the fact is, 1 Enoch and Jubilees were not as widely accepted as Heiser tries to claim, so not as influential as the book makes them out to be.
    2. Thanks for the warning
    3. I can only agree, pure rubbish
  • While this book offers some helpful insights into areas of sin we need to renounce, the book relies more on the authors experience rather than proper biblical exegesis. He uses his charismatic biases to interpret passages in ways that the context should not allow. He also over allegorizes passages in order to fit definitions of spirits and other events to fit his own "experiences." Also within are overuses of defining English terms used in the Bible rather than giving a proper definition of the Hebrew or Greek word used. The book is ridden with eisegesis and talks about using existential methods to cast out spirits rather than solid Biblical teaching.
    1. While the content is interesting …. that's about it. The biblical exegesis that is done is scarce and poor and there are no sources cited for any of her claims. To use this in any official capacity would be dangerous as there isn't enough information in here to confirm what she has said. Most of it just seems to be superstitious claims rather than true academic scholarship.