Here is a copy of a letter, a Sitchin fan wrote me after she sent it to Heiser.
I have read all of Sitchin's books and none of yours so far. I have my own conclusions about Sitchin's findings but I have come to some conclusions about your website (www.facadenovel.com
), your challenges, and you credentials. First, having a Ph.D in ancient languages, as you go out of your way to impress upon others, does not contribute to more than contemporary orthodox translations and thinking, or you wouldn't have gotten your Ph.D.
Second, being a Messianic Jew myself, I can tell you that Christians, despite all of their studies and Ph.Ds in ancient languages, could not possibly interpret Hebrew correctly nor other language texts that were written in ancient languages by Jews because you do not understand the Jewish context in which they were written. So, too, do I have an issue about your criticisms of Sitchin and his knowledge of the Hebrew and ancient languages spoken by the Jews.
So let me get this straight: what you are saying is that someone who is Jewish and has spoken and read Hebrew and other ancient languages, from the context of that written by Jews and Hebrews, can't possibly understand how the languages translate? I think you have it backwards. Based on your information, it appears to me that you are no more than another Christian fundamentalist trying to prove your apocalypse theories by taking someone else's lengthy and difficult life's work and turning it into a travesty for the sake of fundamentalist Christians.
This is no different than what the Vatican did when it tired to turn the Dead Sea Scrolls into documents intended only to support their form of Christianity and as both the Vatican and the Southern Baptists did with the New Testament. You might want to read the Jewish New Testament. Maybe it'll humble you but I rather doubt it.
Again, I have not read your book and I am sure there is some valuable information, if not new, about the UFO experience, but I am part of the UFO community as well, and have had my own personal experiences to draw from. Maybe you should do some real scholarly research and come up with something creative and new instead of leeching off of someone else's detailed life's work for your own advantage. But I guess that would have taken you another twenty years and you wanted to make sure you got your name in the limelight before then.