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From the early 1950s until 1965, Roger D. Isaacs worked with his father, the noted hematologist and biblical scholar Dr. Raphael Isaacs, on the theory that is now explored in Talking With God. This collaboration culminated in a monograph on the subject entitled “Puzzling Biblical Laws” (Bloch, 1965). After Dr. Isaacs’ death in 1965, Roger Isaacs launched into independent research on the subject, which became the foundation of this book.

Mr. Isaacs attended the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His education was interrupted by World War II. During the war, he served with the 87th Infantry division in France and Germany where he received the Purple Heart. After the war, Isaacs continued his education at Bard College and graduated with a degree in Language and Literature.

From 1948 to 1992, Isaacs was an executive with The Public Relations Board, an international public relations agency, where he served as Chairman and president until he sold the company to the communications conglomerate Omnicom. Isaacs has two children and four grandchildren and lives in Glencoe, Illinois, with his wife, Joyce.

In addition to his father, Mr. Isaacs comes from a long line of biblical scholars. His great grandfather was the religious leader Schachne Isaacs, who established the leading orthodox synagogue in Cincinnati known as “Reb Schachne’s Schule” in the 1800s.

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The Ophel Inscription Debate

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 3:31 AM

Last year's discovery in Jerusalem of an inscription on a broken piece of a ceramic jar has been greeted with much excitement and the usual arguments within the archaeological community as to its significance. In an effort to clarify the various positions presently taken, I've asked Adam Hemmings, who is...

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Urim and Thummim

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:33 PM

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In biblical times there was a peculiar apparatus that the Israelite High Priest wore. It consisted of a robe to which was attached an apron-like garment called an ephod. Fastened on the ephod was a breast-piece which contained twelve precious and semiprecious stones and...

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Yom Kippur: Not for Atonement or Fasting

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 2:53 PM

Yom Kippur has only one purpose: rest. In this respect it joins the other festivals of Passover (Pesach), Feast of Weeks (Shavuot), Festival of Booths (Succot), and the first day of the seventh month (Rosh Hashana). Here is the traditional translation:

"In the tenth day of the seventh month, you...
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Incense Protected Biblical Israelites From Radiation Burn

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 5:52 PM

In Talking with God: The Radioactive Ark Of The Testimony, I explore several key biblical terms and items associated with the Ark that have either been mistranslated or not clearly understood over time. One such item found in several verses of the Old Testament is "incense" (Hebrew, k'toret). My study...

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Rosh Hashanah: A Day of Rest, Not the New Year

(2) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 1:40 PM

Rosh Hashanah is called the Jewish New Year, and this year it begins at sundown, Sept. 28. The words Rosh Hashanah (head of the year) are not found in the Five Books of Moses at all. They are used just once and that is in Ezekiel 40:1, but...

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The Radical Shift in Meaning of Biblical 'Glory'

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2011 | 2:12 PM

In my book "Talking with God: The Radioactive Ark Of The Testimony," I explore several key biblical terms associated with the ark that have either been mistranslated or not clearly understood over time. One such puzzling word found in several verses of the Old Testament is "glory" (Hebrew kawbode).

The...

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Was 'the Anger of the Lord' a Natural Phenomenon?

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2011 | 11:20 AM

In my book Talking with God: The Radioactive Ark Of The Testimony, I explore several key biblical terms associated with the ark that have either been mistranslated or not clearly understood over time. One phrase found in several verses of the Old Testament is "the anger of the Lord." There...

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Japan's Radiation Contamination Protocols Align with Old Testament Laws

(8) Comments | Posted April 21, 2011 | 10:37 AM

A 9.0 earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks. A 30-foot tsunami. A volcano erupts in southern Japan. A $35 billion hit to the economy. Thousands dead, injured, displaced and missing.

And now fears of a nuclear meltdown. This confluence of events in Japan has created a horrific event of biblical proportions.

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Passover In Egypt: Did the Exodus Really Happen?

(48) Comments | Posted April 9, 2011 | 7:24 PM

This question has puzzled biblical scholars, archeologists and all those interested in solving one of the Old Testament's most intriguing mysteries. Was the story of the Israelites fleeing Egypt after years of slavery history or myth? Were there really 10 plagues that became so progressively terrible that they forced the...

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