Answers to age-old biblical questions including …

November 15th, 2010
  • What was the true reason for the second of the Ten Commandments?
  • Why did people die when they touched the Ark?
  • Why were the Israelites required to perform sacrifice?
  • Why doesn’t the word “holy” mean “holy”?
  • What is the soul and where is it located?
  • What is God?

The answers are hidden in plain sight, because, for centuries, wrong interpretations of more than 30 important Bible words have distorted our understanding of what really happened in ancient times.

“I … will speak to you from above the ark cover” (Exodus 25:22)

After reading this passage, biblical researcher Roger D. Isaacs began a quest to understand the real meaning of Bible words that don’t seem to mean what they say. His research included countless hours in archives, at digs, museums, and libraries in a number of countries including the U.S., Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, and England.

The results, published in the book Talking With God: The Radioactive Ark Of The Testimony, reveal that words commonly translated “holy,” “glory,”  “clean,” “unclean,” “sin,” “atone,” “plague,” and “soul” actually have completely different meanings. When these and other words, which all relate to the Ark of the Testimony are returned to their original meanings, the significance and nature of the Ark changes completely!

Isaacs work also defines an approach that can be applied to gain better understanding throughout the Bible.

“This work…represents a novel and substantive approach to biblical study and understanding.”
Dr. Byron Sherwin, Distinguished Service Professor, Director of Doctoral Programs, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.
Talking With God includes…


  • 63 illustrations;
  • 140 bibliographic entries;
  • examination of words from 18 ancient languages.
  • a glossary of more than 30 Hebrew terms with traditional and updated interpretations ;
  • eight appendices;
  • a general index
  • an index of Hebrew and related languages;

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In Talking With God, Isaacs carefully and thoroughly unfolds his decades-long study of ancient Hebrew by comparing them to similar words among 18 ancient languages. Taken together, these words paint a startling picture of what the ancient Israelites experienced…about the Ark as a communications device and the tabernacle that housed the Ark and all its instruments.

“An enormous, imaginative work. I think I would call it a modern midrash.”
The Late Rabbi Jacob Milgrom, Biblical Scholar, U.C. Berkeley Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies


Why “Talking With God” was researched and written

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Talking With God dramatically introduces a whole new world of thinking about practices surrounding the Ark of the Testimony (aka Ark of the Covenant) and relates that thinking to the sciences of physics and chemistry. It propounds a new theory regarding what the Israelites experienced at Mount Sinai and beyond. It explains how they communicated through the Ark, the terrible dangers involved in doing so, and the protections from that danger that it was necessary for them to undertake.

“Agree or not, you will never be able to accept the Bible in the same way.”
Robert Marx, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Hakifa, Glencoe, IL, Founder and a past president of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

Read Talking With God and you will radically alter your understanding of the Bible.

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Talking With God

Talking With God: The Radioactive Ark of the Testimony
by Roger D. Isaacs

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