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Mike Heiser is currently writing his Ph.D. dissertation in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds an M.A. in Ancient History from an ivy-league institution, the University of Pennsylvania (major fields, Ancient Israel and Egyptology), and another M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages). Mike is the recipient of several academic awards, and has written scholarly articles for several prestigious journals. Mike has taught theology, biblical studies, and world civilizations at the undergraduate level since 1992. Besides his formal academic training, Mike has had a life-long interest in the paranormal, particularly the UFO phenomenon. He is uniquely qualified to write on the intersection of ufology with ancient texts and mainstream religion. Mike currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. He and his wife Drenna have three children.
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  • Paperback: 524 pages
  • Publisher: Superiorbooks.Com Inc (March 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931055440
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931055444
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,470,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mike Heiser is a scholar in the fields of biblical studies and the ancient Near East. He is Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software. Mike earned his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. He also earned an M.A. in the same field at Wisconsin, along with an M.A. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania (major fields: Ancient Israel and Egyptology).

Mike maintains three blogs: The Naked Bible (biblical studies), PaleoBabble (weird beliefs about antiquity), and UFO Religions (how belief in ETs intersects with religion). Links to his blogs are available via his homepage: www.drmsh.com. He teaches ancient languages online at MEMRA (www.memraonline.com).

Mike is also well known as the author of the supernatural-paranormal thriller, The Facade, and his contribution to the free video documentary, Ancient Aliens Debunked (www.ancientaliensdebunked.com). He is not a ufologist, but FATE Magazine named Mike to its 2005 list of the 100 most influential people in the field.

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Derek P. Gilbert on August 29, 2005
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Dr. Mike Heiser holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages, as well as masters degrees in Hebrew and Semitic Studies and Ancient History (Israel, Egypt). He's a Bible-believing Christian-and a believer in UFO phenomena.

That's the kicker. Mike is one of very few Christians who isn't afraid to fit ETs and UFOs into a Christian worldview.

The Facade is Mike's debut novel, written as "a break from my dissertation". The story follows Dr. Brian Scott, who, surprisingly (wink wink), is a scholar of biblical Hebrew and ancient Semitic languages. One evening after work, he's kidnapped and drugged by a couple of men in black, and awakens in an underground bunker beneath Area 51.

It seems that a virus of extraterrestrial origin has the potential to disrupt the Earth's climate with disastrous effect. A team of scientists, plus Brian and an elderly Jesuit priest, has been assembled by The Group, a shadow government within the government. Their mission is to figure out how to break the news to the public. Extra care is required because, you see, the virus is being spread artificially by its creators. In short, the UFOs are real.

It gradually becomes apparent, however, that Brian's research into the biblical bene elohim-the "sons of God"-may overturn The Group's plans. The alien entities that have forced The Group to disclose their presence may not be from outside our solar system, but from outside our three-dimensional existence.

He closes the book with a cliff-hanger that left me eagerly looking forward to the sequel, which, happily, he told me he's in the process of outlining now.
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Jason R Blalack on June 1, 2001
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Having read many works in the modern ufo phenomena as well as those from the ancient past, I was pleased and blown away by what Heiser has written. He is so close to the truth that it really is disconcerting - he writes this as fiction (and a damn fine story at that) with every conceivable known fact thrown in - cattle mutes, semitic texts, nanotechnology, Mt. Weather, Area 51, cloning, OBE's, and the list goes on and on.
What he pulls off is one of the most enjoyable and thought provoking reads I've had since reading the late FR. Malachi Martin's works and Steven Hawking. Heiser knows his stuff and weaves a tapestry of fine storytelling without allowing the story to loose its purpose. I can't wait for his next book and plan on purchasing a copy of his disertation when he completes that as well. Even though Heiser doesn't have much use for the work of Zechariah Sitchin I highly reccommend checking out the 12th planet. The contribution of these two men on our origins and place in the universe is immense. Check it out, open your eyes, and hold on for the ride - you won't regret it.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Mullin on November 5, 2003
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Though the book shows some of the deficiencies of self-publication, The Facade has to be one of the most perspective-changing stories I have ever read. If you can ignore the fact that ninety percent of the action takes the form of a meeting during which opposing viewpoints are bantered back and forth, the real scholarly work shines through and grabs you by the eyes. This book makes me want to go out and learn how to read Hebrew for myself; the concept of a divine council is new to me, and gives the scriptural text so much more credence when viewed in its proper perspective. I hope that Mr. Heiser has a sequel in the works; he certainly left it open for one.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Codes04 on March 24, 2001
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While this book is a work of fiction, like all good fiction, it has a depth of true facts interwoven in the storyline. I liked the flow of the book, the story, and especially the little known basis of possible alien deception from ancient times as recorded in the Bible. I think it's a plausible scenario and at the same time an enjoyable read.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jason R Blalack on May 1, 2001
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Having read many works in regard to the modern UFO phenomena as well as those in our ancient past, I was pleased and blown away by what Heiser has written. He is so close to truth that it is really disconcerting - he writes this as fiction (and a damn fine story at that) with every conceivable known fact and conspiracy thrown in - cattle mutes, semetic texts, nanotechnology, Mt. Weather, Area 51, cloning, OBE's, and the list goes on and on. What he pulls off is one of the most enjoyable and thought provoking reads I've had since reading the late Fr. Malachi Martin's works. Heiser knows his stuff and is able to weave a tapestry of fine storytelling without allowing the story to lose its purpose. I can't wait for his next book and plan on purchasing a copy of his disertation when he completes that as well. Check it out, open your eyes, and hold on for the ride - you won't regret it.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on May 31, 2001
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This is the most thought provoking book that I have ever read on the subject of UFO's.
Michael Heiser uses actual official documentation, quotes from actual historical figures, and translations from ancient texts. In this context, he writes a fictitional accounting of a group of folks abducted by our "government" to assist in the UFO problem. He provides some of the most obvious lies given to the Americans by the U.S. government and a possible explanation as to why the G-men lied.
Even if you never had an interest in UFO's, this is one of the best written mystery, horror, and/or conspiracy novels.
After having read a lot of Jacques Vallee works, this is the next step in that line of thought. I would review more, but I really wish for you to read this book and I don't want to give away the story.
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