MEMRA was started by Dr. Mike Heiser in 2010.
Dr. Mike Heiser is currently the Academic Editor at Logos Bible Software in Bellingham, WA. He earned the MA and PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before attending the UW-Madison, he earned an MA in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania (major fields: Ancient Israel and Egyptology).
Dr. Heiser has nearly twenty years of teaching experience. He has taught two dozen different courses in the traditional classroom and online environment. His main research interests are Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), contextualizing biblical theology with Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion, biblical languages, ancient Semitic languages, textual criticism, and Second Temple period Jewish literature. Dr. Heiser was named the Regional Scholar for the Pacific Northwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2007. He has published widely in scholarly journals and popular periodicals such as Bible Study Magazine. He blogs on biblical studies at The Naked Bible.
Dr. Heiser can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.