About this course

This course is the first of a two-course series that is based on Dr. Heiser’s book, The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible. Dr. Heiser starts with the Old Testament and takes a behind-the-scenes look at Chapters 1 through 22 to uncover what the Bible really says about the supernatural unseen world. You’ll journey into the ancient world of the Old Testament to learn about the historical and cultural milieu of the Bible’s original authors and audiences.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you'll be able to explain:

  • The concepts of cosmic geography, divine council, imaging God, sacred space, and believing loyalty.

  • God’s vision for a supernatural and natural family on earth.

  • Supernatural evil and rebellions from the perspective of the ancient biblical writers.

  • How the doctrine of salvation is consistent between the Old and New Testaments.

What's in this course

    1. Objectives 01

    2. Pre-work 01

    3. Session 01

    4. Quiz 01

    5. Discussion 01

    6. Additional resources 01

    1. Objectives 02

    2. Pre-work 02

    3. Session 02

    4. Quiz 02

    5. Discussion 02

    6. Additional resources 02

    1. Objectives 03

    2. Pre-work 03

    3. Session 03

    4. Quiz 03

    5. Discussion 03

    6. Additional resources 03

    1. Objectives 04

    2. Pre-work 04

    3. Session 04

    4. Quiz 04

    5. Discussion 04

    6. Additional resources 04

    1. Objectives 05

    2. Pre-work 05

    3. Session 05

    4. Quiz 05

    5. Additional resources 05

    1. Objectives 06

    2. Pre-work 06

    3. Session 06

    4. Quiz 06

    5. Discussion 06

    6. Additional resources 06

Unseen Realm 101

  • $399.00
  • 15.5 hours of video content
  • 15 Modules
  • 1 year access
  • Certificate of completion

What you'll need

For this course, you'll need to purchase Dr. Heiser's book The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible. Additional instructional material is provided within the course.
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Instructor

Dr. Michael S. Heiser

Dr. Michael S. Heiser (who prefers to be called Mike) is a scholar of the Bible and its ancient context. He earned master’s degrees in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania and Hebrew Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before teaching at AWKNG School of Theology, Dr. Heiser taught at the university level for over 20 years and was the Academic Editor and Scholar for Logos Bible Software for 15 years. He supervised scholarly data projects related to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew and Semitic inscriptions, the Septuagint, and the Greek Pseudepigrapha. Dr. Heiser is published widely in scholarly academic journals, including the Bible Study Magazine, and authored several portions of the Faithlife Study Bible.

What our students are saying

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Outstanding!

Kevin Orrick

Excellent way to dig deep into Unseen Realm & beyond. Run, don’t walk to take this course…you will not regret it!

Excellent way to dig deep into Unseen Realm & beyond. Run, don’t walk to take this course…you will not regret it!

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Crucial Understanding of the cohesive story of the Bible and Context

Evan Matteson

I am so grateful for the dot-connecting that Heiser's research has provided. Reading scripture like a 1st Century Israelite and being more aware of the logically consistent nature of the Bible (and therefore the illogically inconsistent arguments ...

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I am so grateful for the dot-connecting that Heiser's research has provided. Reading scripture like a 1st Century Israelite and being more aware of the logically consistent nature of the Bible (and therefore the illogically inconsistent arguments that often raise their head in our modern culture) has been a true life changer. It has positively impacted not only my personal time in the Bible but also biblical discussions in small groups (life group/community group) in a way that is turning the light on for many others. I wish I had known this when I was younger but the best I can do to pay it forward is to teach my own kids the correct mosaic view of the Bible so that they will be able to have firm foundations and far less scriptural "grey areas" than I reluctantly experienced in my teens, 20s and 30s.

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Great course highly recommend

Julisa Ockert

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Excellent study of the "Unseen Realm"

James Carpenter

The book "Unseen Realm" was very good, and taking the course adds greater depth to the book. Thank you Dr. Heiser for putting this course together!

The book "Unseen Realm" was very good, and taking the course adds greater depth to the book. Thank you Dr. Heiser for putting this course together!

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unseen realm 101

Frank Rust

There is alot to think about when thinking about Bible Texts and translations. This course helps with all of that.

There is alot to think about when thinking about Bible Texts and translations. This course helps with all of that.

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Yaaa it's awesome

Tapiwa Cheza

Informative

Informative

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Why Interpret the Bible in Its Ancient Contexts?!

Ronald Reisinger

Excellent place to start.

Excellent place to start.

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Foundational

Scott Carriker

I didn’t have the slightest concept of what the basis of the supernatural world view of the Bible was. I have been in charismatic churches since my salvation experience in 1984. It was a supernatural experience of his presence in a way that change...

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I didn’t have the slightest concept of what the basis of the supernatural world view of the Bible was. I have been in charismatic churches since my salvation experience in 1984. It was a supernatural experience of his presence in a way that changed everything about my life. But after that I really knew nothing from a contextual basis about the supernatural. I would hear people talk about spiritual warfare but never heard about the divine council or the three rebellions or the disinherited nations or fallen elohim. I had no basis for discernment of what was really intended when I read I was seated in heavenly places above the powers. And I certainly had no idea where demons came from. And Genesis 6:1-5…Wow!!! Thank you Dr Heiser for leading us down the path you traveled after your associate showed you Psalm 82. I believe that God is using these classes to awaken the body of Christ to the truth about the Bible and the supernatural kingdom it presents. Thank you so very much!

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