After a long battle with pancreatic carcinoma, Dr. Michael S. Heiser, an American Old Testament scholar and Christian author with degrees in ancient history, Semitic languages, and the Hebrew Bible from the Universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin-Madison, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023.
There are no details available about the funeral services. Everyone is mourning, remembering, and expressing their condolences to Dr. Michael.
“I will never forget Dr. Heiser, and that impression has positively influenced how I have formed my theology. His scholarship has benefited the church as a whole and will do so in the future. Mike, enjoy the divine council.”
“Dr. Heiser opened my mind to consider the Bible and theology seriously, and I am grateful to him for that. It’s terrible to see him die because he had such a big impact on so many people’s lives, but I just pray for his family and close friends.”
In Pennsylvania’s Lebanon, Heiser was raised. His degrees include an MA in ancient history from the University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Semitic languages from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MA in ancient history from the University of Pennsylvania.
Since 2010, he has written more than ten books. His expertise and efforts have been on the nature of the spiritual realm in the Bible and spiritual themes more generally. In addition to teaching at Liberty University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he served as executive director of the school of ministry at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida.
He hosted The Naked Bible podcast and the ministry Miqlat, which disseminated his scholarly work. Also, he has participated in media projects related to his field of interest and in reaction to well-liked talks on spiritual topics.