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Mobile Ed: BI163 Problems in Bible Interpretation: Difficult Passages III (2.5 hour course)

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Join Dr. Michael Heiser as he explores some challenging passages of Scripture. In this course Dr. Heiser looks at ten different passages—five in the Old Testament and five in the New Testament. He identifies the key issues and walks through different ways of understanding them. The course will help equip you to better interpret challenging passages yourself and encourage you to study God’s Word more deeply.

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Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and Course

Unit 1: Deuteronomy 21:15–17

  • “If a Man Has Two Wives …”
  • Cultural Status Quo
  • What Does Scripture Actually Present?

Unit 2: Deuteronomy 25:11–12

  • Unreasonable Punishment?
  • Another Proposal
  • Context of Deuteronomy 25:11–12

Unit 3: Exodus 21:22–25

  • The Meaning of “Harm”
  • Does the Law Devalue the Fetus?
  • Hammurabi’s Code

Unit 4: 1 Samuel 19:11–17

  • Was David an Idolater?
  • Insight into the Teraphim
  • Teraphim as Ancestor Figurines

Unit 5: Numbers 5:11–22

  • The Test for Adultery
  • God Is a Witness

Unit 6: Matthew 1:5b–7a vs. Luke 3:31b–32a

  • Different Genealogies?
  • Davidic Blood
  • Jeconiah
  • Lines of Descent
  • Solomon in Matthew’s Genealogy

Unit 7: John 9:1–3

  • Sin and the Man Born Blind
  • Greek Grammar
  • Fallacious Reasoning

Unit 8: John 9:6–7

  • Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind
  • The Unusual Means of Jesus’s Healing
  • Echoes of Creating Adam
  • Jesus as Creator-Potter

Unit 9: Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 11:3

  • Creating the World or Worlds?
  • Several Possible Responses

Unit 10: Romans 10:13–18

  • The Issue in Romans 10:18
  • What Is Paul Quoting and Saying?
  • Paul’s Thinking
  • What’s Going On?


  • Conclusion to the Course

Product Details

  • Title: BI163 Problems in Bible Interpretation: Difficult Passages III
  • Instructor: Michael S. Heiser
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 2.5
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About the Instructor

Dr. Michael S. Heiser is a former Scholar-in-Residence for Faithlife Corporation, the makers of Logos Bible Software. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Awakening School of Theology and Ministry at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida. His varied academic background enables him to operate in the realm of critical scholarship and the wider Christian community. His experience in teaching at the undergraduate level and writing for the layperson have both directly contributed to Logos’ goal of adapting scholarly tools for nonspecialists.

Dr. Heiser earned his PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic languages and holds and MA in ancient history and Hebrew studies. He is the coeditor of Old Testament Greek Pseudepigrapha with Morphology and Semitic Inscriptions: Analyzed Texts and English Translations, and can do translation work in roughly a dozen ancient languages, including Biblical Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Ugaritic cuneiform. He also specializes in Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), contextualizing biblical theology with Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion, Jewish binitarianism, biblical languages, ancient Semitic languages, textual criticism, comparative philology, and Second Temple period Jewish literature. In addition, he was named the 2007 Pacific Northwest Regional Scholar by the Society of Biblical Literature.

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Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.



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