Scholar in Residence at Bethlehem College & Seminary
Mike Rusten grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. God drew him to himself at a Billy Graham crusade when Mike was a junior high boy, and life was never to be the same. He graduated from Princeton University where he was president of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship.
Mike and his wife Sharon have two children. Their daughter Marta MacDougall is a clinical psychologist at the V.A. Hospital in Philadelphia. Their son Mark is an ear, nose, and throat physician in Paducah, Kentucky. Marta, Mark, and their spouses have presented Mike and Sharon with four delightful grandchildren.
In response to the Tower of Babel (Gen 11:1-9), God divided the earth into nations (Gen 10:25) according to the number of the heavenly sons of God Deut 32:8-9 )in the divine council (Ps 82:1-6).
In Deuteronomy 32:17 demons who reign over foreign nations are called elohim. This can be understood against the background of Deuteronomy 32 and Psalm 82. https://www.howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Deut-32.17a-Demonic-Elohim.pdf
Zechariah 9:9b is a chiasm with "a donkey" being used in both the first and last phrase. The center which is being emphasized is the colt, which Jesus road. https://www.howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Zech-9.9a-Chiasm.pdf