Most Valuable Shepherds and Teachers

13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. (Jn 16.13-14)

11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. (Eph 4:11–14)

27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. (1 Jn 2.27)

On this page I will list names, publications and online resources of those Bible teachers and scholars for whom have I have high regard and who have influenced my understanding of the Bible the most. From time to time additional names will be listed.

Michael S. Heiser, PhD, Scholar-in-Residence, Logos Bible Software, Bellingham, WA

Online resources


Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches About the Unseen World – and Why It Matters, November 12, 2015

The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible, September 1, 2015

Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers, and the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ, 2017

N T Wright, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, St. Mary’s College, School of Divinity, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

Online resources


The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion, September 2016

N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross: A Reader’s Guide to The Day the Revolution Began, Vreeland, Derek, 2017