Ancient history Bible Come Follow Me

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land with HGM Williamson

What was the Holy Land? Where is it? Writings from the time period can be found in Second Temple literature like the Dead Sea Scrolls, but the region isn’t easily defined. Old Testament scholar H. G. M. Williamson walks readers through a 3,000-year period which gave birth to today’s three major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

New Testament

BYU Scholar Translates New Testament with Latter-day Saints in Mind

Thomas Wayment has just completed a translation of the New Testament designed specifically for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

New Testament

New Testament Scholar Thomas Wayment

Thomas Wayment is a professor of Classics at BYU and the author of “The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints.” Wayment has also published on Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible in Producing Ancient Scripture (University of Utah Press, 2020).

Ancient history New Testament Theology

Michael F. Bird and Evangelical Theology

Michael F. Bird is a biblical theologian and the author or editor of more than 30 books, including a collaboration with New Testament scholar N. T. Wright. He is Academic Dean and Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College.

Joseph Smith Latter-day Saint History Pearl of Great Price

New Joseph Smith Papers Book of Abraham Research

The fourth volume of the Joseph Smith Papers “Revelations and Translations” series is a research gold mine for scholars working on issues related to Joseph Smith and the Book of Abraham. Robin Jensen, the volume’s co-editor, answers questions about the latest Joseph Smith Papers Volume and explains why it is a landmark publication.

Old Testament

Ellen F. Davis: An Interview with the Old Testament Scholar

The Old Testament is one of the world’s most influential books. While related works such as the Dead Sea Scrolls get plenty of press, the Hebrew Bible doesn’t usually receive the same level of attention. Old Testament theologian Ellen F. Davis discusses her background and the relevance of the Bible today.

History Scriptures

Scholar Explores Era, Events that Shape Modern Religions in ‘Crucible of Faith’

A recent book by Philip Jenkins looks at a tumultuous time in history that contains lessons for believers trying to navigate today’s religious landscape.

Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World” (Basic Books, $19.99) covers a time period of about two centuries prior to the birth of Christ to a half-century after his death.
So much happened in such a short amount of time such that Jenkins refers to it as a crucible in which different world faiths were shaped.