Answers to age-old biblical questions including …

November 24th, 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, which have been hidden by centuries of wrong interpretations can be found in Talking With God: The Radioactive Ark Of The Testimony. Biblical researcher Roger D. Isaacs reveals the distortion of more than 30 important words in the Bible that has skewed our understanding of what really happened in ancient times.

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

In his quest to understand the Ark of the Testimony (aka Ark of the Covenant), Isaacs repeatedly encountered words in the Bible that don’t seem to mean what they say: “holy,” “glory,” “clean,” “unclean,” “sin,” “atone,” “plague,” and “soul.”

“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.


Why “Talking With God” was researched and written

While some have written off the Bible for “inconsistencies” and “contradictions,” Isaacs spent countless hours investigating clues about these suspicious words across 18 neighboring languages in academic archives, digs, museums, and libraries in a number of countries including the U.S., Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, and England.

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“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
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;

Taken together, these redefined words paint a startling picture of the Ark as a communications device and the daily danger that the ancient Israelites experienced owning it.

Students of biblical history, etymology, linguistics, archaeology, physics, and chemistry will find much to ponder and pursue.

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“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

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

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