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Release Date: December 18, 2007
Contact: Phil Gons (360) 685-2314
Web: Mike Heiser

Mike Heiser, Ph.D., Academic Editor for Logos Bible Software, Named 2007 SBL Pacific Northwest Regional Scholar

BELLINGHAM, WA, Dec. 18, 2007—At last month’s Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) annual meeting in San Diego, the society named Dr. Mike Heiser the 2007 SBL Pacific Northwest Regional Scholar.

The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society now has a membership of over 8,500.

Mike’s paper “Are Yahweh and El Distinct Deities in Deut 32:8–9 and Psalm 82?” was read at the 2006 Society of Biblical Literature’s Pacific Northwest regional meeting and was subsequently published online in the scholarly journal HIPHIL.

Mike has also assumed the role of Program Unit Chair for the Biblical Studies and Technology section for the annual international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Heiser’s Bio

Mike earned his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds two masters degrees, one in Ancient History with majors in Ancient Egypt and Syria-Palestine from the University of Pennsylvania and the other in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mike’s graduate work has resulted in his ability to do translation work in over a dozen ancient languages and dialects, including biblical Hebrew and Greek, Aramaic, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Egyptian, and Syriac. His dissertation, “The Divine Council in Late Canonical and Non-Canonical Second Temple Jewish Literature," analyzed divine plurality in the faith of Israel and first-century Judaism as revealed in late canonical literature from the Hebrew Bible and apocryphal and pseudepigraphical texts from the Second Temple period.

Mike and his wife, Drenna, reside in Lynden, WA with their four children.

About Logos Bible Software

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