I tend to think Dr. Heiser is probably right about his educational specialty of ancient history regarding the supernatural realm, which helps to explain a few Old Testament passages. For that I give this book 4 stars. Unfortunately, his cult-like following (if you want to know what I am talking about, just listen to a few of his podcasts) has demanded he go on to explain the Bible in general and in this he is completely deficient. His explanation of Pentecost being the fulfillment of the re-gathering of all Israel into her land forevermore...well, it is so ridiculous that it demonstrates how far he will go to put his own personal pet theories above the truth of the Word of God. For that 0 stars. Overall 2 stars.