John W. Welch

Robert K. Thomas University Professor of Law

John W. Welch is the Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law and editor-in-chief of BYU Studies, the premier Latter-day Saint scholarly journal. He practiced law in Los Angeles with O’Melveny & Myers, at which time he founded the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. From 1988-91, he served as one of the editors for Macmillan’s Encyclopedia of Mormonism, and he has served as the General Editor of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley. He organized the bicentennial conference for Joseph Smith at the Library of Congress, and has served on the executive committee of the Biblical Law Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Welch is among the most prominent pupils of Hugh Nibley, having made several important discoveries and advances regarding biblical studies, LDS scholarship, history, culture, and thought. His publications cover a wide range of topics, including Roman and Jewish law in the trial of Jesus, the use of biblical laws in colonial America, chiasmus in antiquity, and commentaries on the Sermon on the Mount and King Benjamin’s Speech.

Contact Information

Expertise

  • Biblical Law
  • Early American Law
  • Legal History
  • Religion and the Law
  • Tax Exempt Organizations

Courses Taught

  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Joseph Smith and the Law
  • Law in the New Testament
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Business Associations
  • Adv Clsly Held Business
  • Legal System Scriptures
  • Adv Clsly Held Bus
  • Employ Benefits Plan
  • Legal Systems in Scriptures
  • Business Assoc
  • Professional Seminar
  • Ancient Legal Scripture
  • Emply Benefits
  • Adv Closely Held Business
  • Biblical Law
  • Adv Clsly Bus
  • Advising Closely Held Business
  • Fed Tax II
  • Ancient Law & Bible
  • Employee Benefit Plan
  • Tax Charitable Giving
  • Employee Benefits Plans
  • Law in Bible, BM, ANE
  • Nonprofit Org Formation/Tax
  • Tax Exempt Organization
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Law in Bible, Bk of Mormon & Ancient NE
  • Advising Nonprofit &Tax Exempt Org.
  • World of the New Testament
  • Co-Curr Law Review
  • Co-Curr Writing LR
  • Law in Bible,Bk of Mormon&Ancient World
  • Advising Closely Held Businesses
  • Roman Law & Early Christianity
  • Ancient Laws in Bible & Book of Mormon
  • Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Fiduciary Duty in Law and Equity
  • Jewish, Greek and Roman Law in the NT
  • Joseph Smith and the Law
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Ancient Laws in the Bible & Book of Mormon
  • Perspectives on Law--Jewish, Greek & Roman
  • Introduction to Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, & 19th Century
  • Intro to Tax-Exempt Organization
  • Jewish, Greek, Roman Law in New Testament
  • Ancient Newar Eastern Law in the Bible and
  • Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery and the Law
  • Joseph Smith and Early American Law
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Ancient Biblical Law
  • Laws in the Scriptures
  • Mormon Legal Origins
  • Ancient Laws in the Bible and Book of Mormon

Education

  • J.D., Duke University, 1975
  • M.A., Brigham Young University, 1970
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1970

Publications

  • Recovering Our Forgotten Preamble, 91 Southern California Law Review 1021 (2018) (with James A. Heilpern). [SSRN]
  • Homicide in the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon, Clark Memorandum (Fall 2018), 22-35.
  • Timing the Translation of the Book of Mormon: “Days [and Hours] Never to Be Forgotten”, BYU Studies Quarterly 57, no.4 (2018): 11-50.
  • Narrating Homicide in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon, Jewish Law Association Studies 27 (2017): 206-238.
  • The Miraculous Translation of the Book of Mormon, in Opening the Heavens, ed. John W. Welch (Provo: BYU Studies, and Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2d ed., 2017), 78-227.
  • Symbolism in the Parable of the Willing and Unwilling Two Sons in Matthew 21, in Let Us Reason Together (Provo: Religious Studies Center and Maxwell Institute, 2015), 103-22.
  • The Christus in Context, BYU Studies Quarterly, 54 no. 2 (2015): 148-61.
  • Law, Ethics, Ritual and Eschatology: From the Sermon on the Mount to the Post-Temple Didache, in A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Early Christianity: Seminar Papers from the Society of Biblical Literature, edited by Jonathan A. Draper and Clayton N. Jefford (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015), 335-62.
  • Joseph Smith’s Awareness of Greek and Latin, in Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith’s Study of the Ancient World (Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book, 2015), 301-326.
  • Reading 2 Peter as a Farewell Text, with Brent J. Schmidt, in The Ministry of Peter, the Chief Apostle, ed. Frank F. Judd Jr., Eric D. Hunstman, and Shon D. Hopkin (Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, and Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2014), 317-335.
  • Legal History from Babylonia, Israel, Greece and Rome to the Early American Republic, in Robert M. Jarvis, ed., Teaching Legal History (London: Widly, Simmonds & Hill, 2014), 215-218.
  • Forging a Friend Alliance between Mormonism and Science, Frontiers Magazine: BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Spring 2014): 24-31.
  • Foreword, in David Bokovoy, Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis—Deuteronomy (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2014), ix-xii.
  • Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith’s Legal Encounters , Edited with Gordon A. Madsen and Jeffrey N. Walker, Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith’s Legal Encounters (Provo: BYU Studies, 2014), pp. 585.
  • Joseph Smith and the Constitution, in Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith’s Legal Encounters (Provo: BYU Studies, 2014), 1-38.
  • Introduction, to Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith’s Legal Encounters (Provo: BYU Studies, 2014), xi-xix.
  • Legal Chronology of Joseph Smith, in Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith’s Legal Encounters (Provo: BYU Studies, 2014), 461-514.
  • From the Editor, BYU Studies Quarterly 53, no. 1 (2014): 4-6.
  • From the Editor, BYU Studies Quarterly 53, no. 2 (2014): 4-6.
  • From the Editor, BYU Studies Quarterly 53, no. 3 (2014): 4-6.
  • From the Editor, BYU Studies Quarterly 53, no. 4 (2014): 4-6.
  • The Articles of Faith and the Life of Joseph Smith,, Ensign (December 2013): 70-75.
  • Adding Evidence of Near Eastern Influence on the Roman Twelve Tables, With Clifford B. Parkinson, “Adding Evidence of Near Eastern Influence on the Roman Twelve Tables,” Maarav: A Journal for the Study of the Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures, 18, no. 1-2 (2011): 163-188.
  • The Bible, the Book of Mormon, and Additional Scripture, in The Mormons: An Illustrated History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ed. Roy A. Prete (London: Merrell, 2013), 49-57.
  • Toward a Mormon Jurisprudence, reprinted in Interpreter: A Mormon Journal.
  • Reusages of the Words of Christ, Journal of Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 1 (2013): 62-72..
  • The 21st Century as the Century of Duties?, Clark Memorandum (Spring 2013), 30-37.
  • The 21st Century as the Century of Duties?, in Life in the Law: Religious Conviction, Jane Wise, Scott Cameron, and Galen Fletcher eds. (Provo, UT: J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 2013), 147–158.
  • Commandment(s), In Doctrine and Covenants Reference Companion, edited by Dennis Largey (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012), 101–103.
  • Review essay Everyday Law in Biblical Israel, by Raymond Westbrook and Bruce Wells (Westminster John Knox), Justice and Compassion in Biblical Law by Richard Hiers (T&T Clark), and God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible by Jonathan Burnside (Oxford) in Journal of Law and Religion, 27 (2012): 499–514.
  • The Messiah and Prophet Puzzle: Explaining Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith, in Mormonism at the Crossroads of Philosophy and Theology: Essays in Honor of David L. Paulsen, Jacob T. Baker ed. (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2012), 147–169.
  • Two Roman Bronze Plates on Display at the Law Library, Clark Memorandum (Spring, 2012): 38–39. [SSRN]
  • Seeing 3 Nephi as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon, in Third Nephi: An Incomparable Scripture, Andrew C. Skinner and Gaye Strathearn eds. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012), 1–34. [SSRN]
  • 3 Nephi Conference Panel Discussion, in Third Nephi: An Incomparable Scripture, Andrew C. Skinner and Gaye Strathearn eds. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012), 373–391. [SSRN]
  • How Rich was Paul? And Why It Matters, in Bountiful Harvest: Essays in Honor of S. Kent Brown, Andrew C. Skinner, D. Morgan Davis, and Carl Griffin, eds. (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2011), 425–453. [SSRN]
  • Chiasmus, In the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011).
  • Time to Embrace Our Constitutional Bill of Duties, Deseret News, November 13, 2011, G3. [SSRN]
  • The Role of Evidence in Religious Discussion, in No Weapon Shall Prosper, Robert L. Millet, ed. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, and Provo: Religious Studies Center, 2011), 259–94. [SSRN]
  • Thy Mind, O Man, Must Stretch, BYU Studies 50 no. 3 (2011): 63–81. [SSRN]
  • The Book of Mormon as the Keystone of Church Administration., Religious Educator 12 no. 2 (2011): 83–117. [SSRN]
  • The Tree of Life: From Eden to Eternity, Edited, with Donald W. Parry, The Tree of Life: From Eden to Eternity. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Studies, 2011. 280 pp.. [SSRN]
  • The Tree of Life in the New Testament and Christian Tradition, in The Tree of Life: From Eden to Eternity. John W. Welch and Donald W. Parry, editors. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Studies, 2011. Pp. 81–108.
  • Facsimile Edition in theJoseph Smith Papers, Review of Manuscript Revelation Books, Facsimile Edition in theJoseph Smith Papers, published in Journal of Mormon History 37 no. 2 (Spring 2011): 237–43.
  • The Book of Mormon: The Keystone of LDS Church Organization and Administration, Published: volume on the Administrative History of the Church. Also in the Religious Educator 12, no. 2 (2011): 82–117. [SSRN]
  • The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple, Religious Educator 12 no. 1 (2011): 21–37. [SSRN]
  • Essentials of a Mormon Jurisprudence, Clark Memorandum (Fall 2010): 26–33. [SSRN]
  • From the Preface to The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple,, FARMS Review 22 no. 1 (2010): 5–10. [SSRN]
  • Echoes from the Sermon on the Mount, in The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, the 39th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment and Daniel L. Belnap (Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2010), 312–40. [SSRN]
  • Seeing Third Nephi as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon, ournal of Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 19, no. 1 (2010): 36–55. [SSRN]
  • Alma’s Testimony: Give Ear to My Words, Religious Educator 11, no. 2 (2010): 67–88. [SSRN]
  • A Book of Commandments and Revelations: Editorial Introduction,, BYU Studies 48, no. 3 (2009): 4–6. [SSRN]
  • And with All Thy Mind,, in Life in the Law: Service and Integrity, Scott W. Cameron, Galen L. Fletcher, and Jane H. Wise, eds. (Provo: J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 2009), 155–65. [SSRN]
  • Christmas Stories, FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009): 31-46; review of Margaret Barker’s Christmas: The Original Story (London: SPCK, 2008).. [SSRN]
  • A Latter-day Saint Reception of Temple Themes in Christian Worship, FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 3–7; review of Margaret Barker’s Temple Themes in Christian Worship (London: T&T Clark, 2007). [SSRN]
  • Oliver Cowdery as Editor, Defender, Justice of the Peace in Kirtland, In Days Never to be Forgotten: Oliver Cowdery. Alexander L. Baugh, ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2009, pp. 255–78. [SSRN]
  • The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple, London: Ashgate, 2009, 254 pp. [SSRN]
  • Temple Themes and Ethical Formation in the Sermon on the Mount, Studies in Christian Ethics 22, no. 2 (2009): 148–60.
  • Toward a Mormon Jurisprudence, Regent University Law Review 21 no. 1 (2008-2009):79-103. [SSRN]
  • Die Entdeckung des Chiasmus im Buch Mormon in Deutschland, In Neal A. Maxwell Institut für religiöse Studien, F.A.R.M.S. Band 7, 101–26. Bad Reichenhall: LDS Books, 2008.
  • The Discovery of Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon: Forty Years Later, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 2 (2007): 74–87. [SSRN]
  • Preface, In Donald W. Parry, Poetic Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon: Complete Text Reformatted. Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute, 2007.
  • The Stories behind the Two Roman Bronze Plates, Harold B. Lee Library House of Learning Lecture Series, March 2, 2007. DVD.
  • Thoughts on Joseph Smith and the Constitution., The Thread: J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 1, no. 2 (May 2007): 1–2. [SSRN]
  • König Benjamins Rede: Verständlich Gemacht, With Stephen D. Ricks, eds. König Benjamins Rede: Verständlich Gemacht. Bad Reichenhall: LDS Books, 2006. [edited volume and authored three chapters].
  • The Legal Cause of Action against Jesus in John 18:29–30, In Celebrating Easter, ed. Thomas A. Wayment and Keith J. Wilson, 157–76. Provo, Utah: BYU, Religious Studies Center, 2007. [SSRN]
  • Parable of the Good Samaritan, Ensign 37 (February 2007): 40-47, and Liahona 31 no. 2 (February 2007): 26-33. [SSRN]
  • Bible in American Law, In Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, ed. Paul Finkelman, 125–31. New York: Routledge, 2006.
  • Miracles, Maleficium, and Maiestas in the Trial of Jesus, In Jesus and Archaeology, ed. James H. Charlesworth, 349–83. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2006. With Larry E. Morris, eds. Oliver Cowdery: Scribe, Elder, Witness. Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2006. [SSRN]
  • The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, and “Oliver Cowdery’s Response to Alexander Campbell.” In Oliver Cowdery: Scribe, Elder, Witness, 39–74 and 221–40.
  • The Apocryphal Judas Revisited, BYU Studies 45, no. 2 (2006): 45–53.
  • Two Ancient Roman Plates, BYU Studies 45, no. 2 (2006): 54–76. [SSRN]
  • The Worlds of Joseph Smith: A Bicentennial Conference at the Library of Congress, Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 2006. Also published as BYU Studies 44, no. 4 (2005).
  • Joseph Smith and the Past, In The Worlds of Joseph Smith, 105–17. Also published in BYU Studies 44, no. 4 (2005): 105–17. [SSRN]
  • Biblical Law Cumulative Bibliography, Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns; and Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 2006. [SSRN]
  • An Analytic Framework for Understanding and Evaluating the Fiduciary Duties of Educators, Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, no. 2 (2005): 159–229. [SSRN]
  • Early Mormonism and Early Christianity: Some Providential Similarities, In Window of Faith: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on World History, ed. Roy A. Prete, 17–38. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, 2005. [SSRN]
  • Modern Revelation: A Guide to Research about the Apostasy, In Early Christians in Disarray: Contemporary LDS Perspectives on the Christian Apostasy, ed. Noel B. Reynolds, 101–32. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2005. [SSRN]
  • Jehovah’s Code of Civil Justice, Clark Memorandum (Spring 2005): 12–20. [SSRN]
  • A King James Vocabulary Lesson, With Kelsey Draper, Religious Educator 6, no. 1 (2005): 33–42. [SSRN]
  • Hugh Nibley’s Articles of Faith, BYU Studies 44, no. 2 (2005): 103–9. [SSRN]
  • Apostles and Bishops in Early Christianity, With John F. Hall, eds. Apostles and Bishops in Early Christianity, in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2005. [SSRN]
  • Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820–1844. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 2005. [SSRN]
  • The Appearance of the Father and the Son to Joseph Smith in 1820, With James B. Allen. “The Appearance of the Father and the Son to Joseph Smith in 1820.” In Opening the Heavens, 35–76. [SSRN]
  • The Miraculous Translation of the Book of Mormon., “The Miraculous Translation of the Book of Mormon.” In Opening the Heavens, 77–212. [SSRN]
  • ‘. . . All Their Creeds Were an Abomination’: A Brief Look at the Creeds as Part of the Apostasy, In Prelude to the Restoration, 228–49. 33rd Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, 2004. [SSRN]
  • “. . . And with All Thy Mind.”, In Speeches of the Year, 105–12. Provo, Utah: BYU Publications and Graphics, 2004. Also published in Clark Memorandum (2004): 17–23; and in BYU Magazine (2004). [SSRN]
  • Handling Sensitive Issues, In Telling the Story of Mormon History, ed. William Hartley, 41–43. Provo, Utah: Joseph Fielding Smith Institute, 2004. [SSRN]
  • Reconceptualizing the Fiduciary Duties of Educators, With Brett G. Scharffs. In Critical Issues in Education Law and Policy: Second Virginia Education Law Conference, 99–118. Richmond, Va.: LexisNexis, 2004..
  • Abstracts [of recent Biblical Law publications], Jewish Law Annual15 (2004): 247, 253–55. [SSRN]
  • With David and Jo Ann Seely, eds. Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, Provo, Utah: FARMS; American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2004. [SSRN]
  • "The Calling of Lehi as a Prophet" and "The Trial of Jeremiah", In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, 421-48 and 337-56. [SSRN]
  • With Robert D. Hunt. “Culturegram: Jerusalem 600 B.C.”, In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, 1-40. [SSRN]
  • With Jeffrey Thompson. “The Rechabites” , In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, 611-24. [SSRN]
  • Counting to Ten, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 2 (2003): 42–57. [SSRN]
  • Biblical Law Bibliography—2002 Supplement, Zeitschrift für Altorientalische und Biblische Rechtsgeschichte 9 (2003): 279–318.
  • With Stephen Fleming, eds.Lectures on Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 2003. [SSRN]
  • Biblical Law in America., In Lectures on Religion and the Founding of the American Republic. [SSRN]
  • Chiasmus. Nephite Civilization. and Zeezrom., In Reference Guide to the Book of Mormon, ed. Dennis Largey, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003, pp. 182-86, 605-609, and 800-801.
  • Introduction to the Study of Law in the Book of Mormon and Bibliography of Legal Studies of the Book of Mormon., In Conference on Hebrew Law in the Book of Mormon (special issue of Studia Antiqua, copublished by FARMS, Fall 2003). [SSRN]
  • . . . And with All Thy Mind., BYU Devotional, broadcast on KBYU and published on speeches.byu.edu (September 30, 2003). [SSRN]
  • Give Ear to My Words: The Testimony of Alma and Alma as a Jurist., Lecture broadcast on KBYU and Church satellite system (August 2003). [SSRN]
  • Ten Testimonies of Jesus Christ., Reprinted in A Book of Mormon Treasury, 316–42. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, 2003. [SSRN]
  • How Much Was Known about Chiasmus in 1829 When the Book of Mormon Was Translated?, FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 47–80.. [SSRN]
  • Teaching the Usage of Thee and Thou., Religious Educator 4, no. 1 (2003): 49–54.. [SSRN]
  • Producer and publisher. Selected Collections from the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, directed by Richard E. Turley Jr., Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 2002. 78 DVDs in 2 vols. [SSRN]
  • Editor. Latter-day Saint Writings on Christ and the New Testament., BYU Studies 41, no. 3 (2002): 86–158. [SSRN]
  • With Donald W. Parry and Daniel C. Peterson, eds. Echoes and Evidences, Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2002. [SSRN]
  • A Steady Stream of Significant Recognitions., Echoes and Evidences, 331–87.. [SSRN]
  • The Power of Evidence in the Nurturing of Faith., Nurturing Faith through the Book of Mormon, 149–86. Sperry Symposium 1995. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995. Reprinted in Echoes and Evidences, 17–54. [SSRN]
  • Rainy Day Gingerbread Boys., Five Star Recipes from Well-Known Latter-day Saints, ed. Elaine Cannon, 191. Salt Lake City: Eagle Gate, 2002. [SSRN]
  • A Latter-day Saint Compass: Readings from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism., Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 2002. [SSRN]
  • The Factor of Fear in the Trial of Jesus., Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, ed. Paul H. Peterson, Gary L. Hatch, Laura D. Card, 284–312. Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2002. [SSRN]
  • Biblical Law in America: Historical Perspectives and Potentials for Reform., Brigham Young University Law Review, no. 3 (2002): 101–30. [SSRN]
  • With John F. Hall. Charting the New Testament., Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2002. [SSRN]
  • The Good Samaritan and Eternal Life., BYU Magazine (Spring 2002): 48–55. [SSRN]
  • LDSFAQ Web site (released February 2002), http://ldsfaq.byu.edu/.
  • A Faint but Interesting Christian Voice from the Dust of Egypt., Review of Gospel of the Savior: A New Ancient Gospel, by Charles W. Hedrick and Paul A. Mirecki. FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 171–73. [SSRN]
  • David Daube Bibliography., Distributed in Denver, November 2001, at the national meeting of the Biblical Law Section of the Society for Biblical Literature. Published on www.biblicallaw.org. [SSRN]
  • Fasting in Earliest Christianity., Insights 21, no. 9 (2001): 3–4. [SSRN]
  • Doubled, Sealed, and Witnessed Documents., Insights 21, no. 8 (2001): 2–3. [SSRN]
  • Hebrew Law in Biblical Times., Ed. Ze’ev W. Falk. 2d ed. Provo, Utah: BYU Press; Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2001. [SSRN]
  • Latter-day Saint Reflections on the Trial and Death of Jesus., Clark Memorandum (Fall 2000): 2–13. [SSRN]
  • Review of The Rise of Christianity,, by Rodney Stark. BYU Studies 39, no. 3 (2000): 197–204. [SSRN]
  • Revelations in Context: Joseph Smith’s Letter from Liberty Jail, March 20, 1839., With Dean C. Jessee. BYU Studies 39, no. 3 (2000): 125–45. [SSRN]
  • Review of The Shape of Biblical Language,, by John Breck. Review of Biblical Literature. www.bookreviews.org, February 13, 2000. [SSRN]
  • Oliver Cowdery’s Response to Alexander Campbell., In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, ed. Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2000; reprinted in Oliver Cowdery: Scribe, Elder, Witness, eds. John W. Welch and Larry E. Morris. Provo: Maxwell Institute, 2006, pp. 221–39. [SSRN]
  • An Epistle from the New Testament Apostles., Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1999. [SSRN]
  • Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple and Sermon on the Mount., Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999. [expanded, updated edition of 1990 volume]. [SSRN]
  • Chiasmus in Antiquity: Structures, Analyses, Exegesis. , Editor. 1981; rpt., Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999; author of chapters, “Introduction,” 9-16; “Chiasmus in Ugaritic,” 36-49; “Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon,” 198-210; “Chiasmus in the New Testament,” 211-49; and “Chiasmus in Ancient Greek and Latin Literatures,” 250-68. [SSRN]
  • Chiasmus Bibliography., With Daniel B. McKinlay. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999. [SSRN]
  • Charting the Book of Mormon., With J. Gregory Welch. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999. [SSRN]
  • Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon., With Melvin J. Thorne. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999. [containing the updates of the 1990s and some new materials]. [SSRN]
  • King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple., With Stephen D. Ricks. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999. [abridgement of 1998 volume on King Benjamin]. [SSRN]
  • Weighing and Measuring in the Worlds of the Book of Mormon., Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, 8, no. 2 (1999): 36–45. [SSRN]
  • Brigham Henry Roberts., In American National Biography. 18:595–97. Cary, N.C.: Oxford University Press, 1999..
  • The Parable of the Good Samaritan as a Type and Shadow of the Plan of Salvation., BYU Studies 38, no. 2 (1999): 50–115. [SSRN]
  • Off on the Right Foot., BYU Studies 38, no. 1 (1999): 18–20. [SSRN]
  • Moving On., BYU Studies 38, no. 1 (1999): 225–29. [SSRN]
  • John Welch, a Pioneer in Paradise., In Nearly Everything Imaginable: Everyday Life in Pioneer Utah, ed. Ronald Walker and Doris Dant, 450–68. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999.
  • Why Nephi Wrote the Small Plates: Serving Political Purposes. , Insights (May 1999): 2.
  • Why Nephi Wrote the Small Plates: Serving Practical Needs., Insights (April 1999): 2. [SSRN]
  • When Did Nephi Write the Small Plates?, Insights (March 1999): 2.
  • The Laws of Eshnunna and Nephite Economics., Insights (December 1998): 2. [SSRN]
  • Cursing a Litigant with Speechlessness., Insights (October 1998): 2. [SSRN]
  • Toward Becoming a Gospel-Scholar., This People (Fall 1998): 42–55. [SSRN]
  • Better That One Man Perish., Provo Sun 9 (September 13, 1998), and Insights (June 1998): 2. [SSRN]
  • The ‘Lamb of God’ in Pre-Christian Texts., Insights (August 1998): 2. [SSRN]
  • Latter-day Christianity: 10 Basic Issues., Contributor to. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998. [SSRN]
  • A Climber’s Guide to the Kirtland Temple., This People (Summer 1998): 93–96.
  • Doubled, Sealed, Witnessed Documents: From the Ancient World to the Book of Mormon., In Mormons, Scripture, and the Ancient World, ed. Davis Bitton, 391–444. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998. [SSRN]
  • What the Original Book of Mormon Manuscript Is Not., Insights (February 1998): 2. [SSRN]
  • King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom., With Stephen D. Ricks, eds. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998. [SSRN]
  • Benjamin the Man: His Place in Nephite History. Benjamin’s Speech: A Masterful Oration. Benjamin’s Speech as a Prophetic Lawsuit. Benjamin’s Covenant as a Precursor of the Sacrament Prayers. Parallelism and Chiasmus in Benjamin’s Speech., In King Benjamin’s Speech, 23–54, 55–88, 225–32, 295–314, and 315–410. [SSRN]
  • Benjamin’s Sermon as a Traditional Ancient Farewell Address., With Daryl R. Hague. In King Benjamin’s Speech, 89–118. [SSRN]
  • King Benjamin’s Speech in the Context of Ancient Israelite Festivals., With Terrence L. Szink. In King Benjamin’s Speech, 147–224. [SSRN]
  • Complete Text of Benjamin’s Speech with Notes and Comments., Assisted by Alison Coutts and others. In King Benjamin’s Speech, 479–623.. [SSRN]
  • Isaiah in the Book of Mormon., Edited with Donald W. Parry. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998.
  • Getting Through Isaiah with the Help of the Nephite Prophetic View. Isaiah 53, Mosiah 14, and the Book of Mormon. Authorship of the Book of Isaiah in Light of the Book of Mormon., In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, 19–46, 293–312, and 423–38.
  • Review of Culture Clash and Accommodation: Public Schooling in Salt Lake City, 1890–1994,, by Frederick S. Buchanan. Church History 66 (December 1997): 909. [SSRN]
  • Practical Guide to Forming a Partnership in Utah., BYU Journal of Public Law 12, no. 1 (1997): 111–73. [SSRN]
  • Biblical Law Bibliography Supplement through 1996., Zeitschrift für Altorientalische und Biblische Rechtsgeschichte3 (1997): 207–46.
  • The Book of Mormon Paintings of Minerva Teichert., With Doris R. Dant. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies; Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997. [SSRN]
  • Two Windows on the Ancient World., In Ancient Scrolls from the Dead Sea, ed. M. Gerald Bradford, 13–14. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1997. [SSRN]
  • The Story of Masada., Editor. Gila Hurvitz, English edition. Jerusalem: Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 1997. [SSRN]
  • Masada and the World of the New Testament. , With John F. Hall, eds. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 1997. [SSRN]
  • Herod’s Wealth. Legal and Social Perspectives on Robbers in First-Century Judea., In Masada and the World of the New Testament, 74–84 and 141–53. [SSRN]
  • Gammadia on Early Jewish and Christian Garments., With Claire Foley. In Masada and the World of the New Testament, 252–58. [SSRN]
  • Gallery Guide to the Masada Exhibition, with New Testament notes.
  • Coming to Zion., With James B. Allen, eds. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 1997. [SSRN]
  • The Doctrine and Covenants by Themes., by Richard E. DeMaris. FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): 43–45. [SSRN]

Experience

  • 2012-present, Steering Committee, Temple Studies Academy