D. Kelly Ogden With Wife Marcia
DANIEL KELLY OGDEN
Ph. D. 1982 University of Utah, SLC, Utah Middle East Studies
M. A. 1978 Institute of Holy Land Studies, Hebrew Language and
Jerusalem, Israel Historical Geographyof Bible Lands
M. Ed. 1974 Brigham Young Univ., Provo, Utah International Education
B. A. 1971 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah English and Spanish
+ specialized studies in the Book of Isaiah with Prof. Moshe Goshen-Gottstein at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Spring 1990 and Water Management at UC Berkeley, Summer 1988
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND CLASSES TAUGHT
BYU, Provo 1991 – 1997, 2000 – 2005, 2008 – 2011
Rel. 121-122 Book of Mormon
Rel. 211-212 New Testament
Rel. 301-302 Old Testament
Rel. 304 Writings of Isaiah
Rel. 324-325 Doctrine and Covenants
Rel. 327 Pearl of Great Price
Team taught the Political Science (454) and Honors (224R, later 232R)
course “Jerusalem, The Eternal City,” biannually 1994-1997.
Taught the whole course, 2001 – 2005, 2008 – 2009.
Taught as adjunct professor of geography the course
“Geography of the Middle East” (Geogr. 471) for BYU’s
Department of Geography, Fall 1992.
Taught two graduate Old Testament courses for CES
teachers in Davis County, Utah, Summer-Fall 1991.
BYU, Jerusalem 1989 – 1990
Rel. 300 Old Testament
Rel. 200 New Testament
NES 336 Ancient Near Eastern Studies
BYU, Provo 1988 – 1989 Two-semester lecture series on Historical/Geographical Settings
of the Bible for BYU Religion and Near Eastern Studies faculty and CES
faculty in Provo, Salt Lake City, and Ogden
Rel. 211 New Testament; Rel. 302 Old Testament;
Rel. 304 The Writings of Isaiah
BYU, Jerusalem 1987 – 1988 Assistant Director – Academics
1985 – 1987 Associate Director, The Jerusalem Center for
Near Eastern Studies; guide, and teacher:
Biblical and Modern Geography of the Holy Land
Ancient Near Eastern History
The Bible as Literature (Eng. 350)
BYU, Jerusalem 1980 – 1984 Administrative Assistant – BYU, Jerusalem
BYU, SLC 1979 Geography 502R Seminar in Geography of Israel
BYU, Ogden 1979 Geography 502R Seminar in Geography of Israel
SL Institute 1979 Rel. 121 Book of Mormon
BYU, Jerusalem 1977 – 1978 Assistant Director, Study Abroad Program
and Part-time Instructor:
Rel. 211R and 212R New Testament
Comparative Religions; Anthropology 490R;
Rel. 302R Old Testament; Geography 502R
BYU, Provo 1975 – 1977 Instructor and Researcher, Bible Aids Project
Rel. 211 New Testament; Rel. 212 New Testament
Rel. 301 Old Testament; Rel. 122 Book of Mormon
Rel. 390R Senior Seminar
LDS Seminary Teacher (Ogden and Weber High Schools), 1971 – 1975
Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, and Church History
UNIVERSITY ASSIGNMENTS AND SERVICE
Service on Ancient Scripture’s Rank Advancement Committee (2008 – 2011).
Chair, Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament (2008 – 2009).
Coordinator of Religious Education’s Graduate Studies (2001 – 2005).
Coordinator, Ancient Scripture Dept.’s Digital Media Library Photo Collection (2000 – 2002).
Service on the University’s Advanced Writing Committee (1994 –1997).
Service on the Ancient Scripture Department’s Search Committee (1990 – 1994);
chair of the Search Committee (1994 – 1997).
Organization and assistance in guiding Ancient Scripture faculty study tours through Turkey and Greece, May 1994 and May 1997.
Taught in-service and various symposia for CES on Old Testament and New Testament in Utah Valley, Salt Lake Valley, Davis County, and Ogden (1991 – 1996). Also, taught Jerusalem course to Religious Education faculty, Winter 1996, and New Testament to CES coordinators in England and the Nordic countries, Winter 1997.
Supervision of work of several BYU students and CES personnel in graduate readings courses (1991 – 1995).
Service on M. A. graduate committees for students in Near Eastern Studies at Brigham Young University, and on a Ph. D. committee for a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and Middle East Studies at the University of Utah, 1991.
Original authorship — Books
Verse by Verse: The Book of Mormon, two volumes, by Ogden and Skinner, published by Deseret Book, October and December, 2011.
Happy like Jesus – Lessons from Jesus Christ on How to Live. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, April 2011.
The President and the Preacher II – Memoirs of a Missionary Training Center President and Companion, co-authored with Marcia Hammond Ogden, 2008.
Verse by Verse: The Four Gospels by Ogden and Skinner, published by Deseret Book, 2006.
A doctrinal commentary supplemented with photos, paintings, drawings, charts, maps, and other study helps – a “user-friendly” companion to the study of the New Testament Gospels; provides insights to understand these scriptures from the culture, history, geography, archaeology, and languages of the New Testament era. Answers and clarifications are given by using latter-day revelation and particularly the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible. Stories and other illustrations from the authors’ personal experiences in the land of Jesus, from two decades of walking where Jesus walked and teaching where Jesus taught.
Verse by Verse: Acts through Revelation (re-titled reprint of New Testament Apostles Testify of
Christ – A Guide for Acts to Revelation) by Ogden and Skinner, published by Deseret Book, 2006.
8 Mighty Changes God Wants for You – Before You Get to Heaven. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, August 2004.
Pioneering the East, personal memoirs of the 30-year involvement of Daniel Kelly Ogden in the Holy Land and other lands of the Near East, 1972 – 2002.
The President and the Preacher – Memoirs of a Mission President and Companion, co-authored with Marcia Hammond Ogden, 2002.
New Testament Apostles Testify of Christ – A Guide for Acts to Revelation. Co-authored with Andrew C. Skinner. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, November 1998. A 424-page volume for study of the second half of the New Testament, complete with seventeen chapters, six appendices, maps, charts, feature articles, photos, and indices. Scriptural commentary rich with historical, geographical, archaeological, linguistic, and other insights, but focuses especially on the doctrines taught by the early apostles.
Jerusalem, The Eternal City. Co-authored with David B. Galbraith and Andrew C. Skinner. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, March 1996, and republished in February 2008. A study of the Holy City of Jerusalem from 2,000 BC to AD 2,000 – from Melchizedek to Millennium. Through the disciplines of theology, history, geography, anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and political science, the book constitutes a comprehensive analysis of Jerusalem’s multi-faceted influence on world history through forty centuries, its preeminence and centrality in the human drama. After a philosophical introduction to this most famous city on earth, and a chapter describing the physical setting of the city, various periods of its history are examined. The politics of modern Jerusalem are explored through World Wars, Arab-Israeli conflicts, United Nations intercessions, and mediations of the major powers. The book also focuses on the broad cultural diversity in Jerusalem today: the city’s ethnic and religious groups, its expansive growth and modernization, its architecture, its factious government, and its political tensions. A unique feature is the role of Jerusalem as a Temple City, past and future. Also uniquely featured is a view of Latter-day Saint involvement in the City, especially Brigham Young University’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. This work presupposes Latter-day Saint interest and commitment to understand the role of Jerusalem while anticipating its ultimate destiny through a painful transition into the City of God, the City of Holiness.
Discovering the World of the Bible – Guidebook to Israel, Egypt, and Jordan, with text, charts, maps, and photos; 3rd ed., revised and updated (with LaMar C. Berrett). Provo: Grandin Book, 1996.
Where Jesus Walked – The Land and Culture of New Testament Times. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, May 1991. (172 pp.) An 8 1/2 x 11-size book with photos, drawings, and text giving visual and didactic commentary on New Testament teachings drawn from the lands of the Bible.
The Holy Land — A Geographical, Historical, and Archaeological Guide to the Land of the Bible. Co-authored with Jeffrey R. Chadwick. Jerusalem: Barry Segal International, 1990. A 379-page text used by BYU study programs in Israel and in training potential faculty members for their teaching assignments abroad, including geographical topics such as cartography, climate, water resources, road systems, settlement factors, geology, demography, etc., and summaries of historical periods, including Egypt, Canaanites, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Hellenistic or Intertestamental period, Rome, and Muslim empires; archaeological subjects such as excavation of tels, pottery and ceramic typology, archaeological periods, evidences of the Bible, and ancient inscriptions from Bible lands, plus a survey of all regions and detailed descriptions of all major sites in the Holy Land, with accompanying photos, drawings, site plans, and charts.
Historical Geography in the Bible – A Commentary on the History and Geography of the Old and New Testament periods, with Cartographic Application. Jerusalem and Provo: The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies in conjunction with Pictorial Archive, 1988. (136 pp.) Used with Pictorial Archive’s Student Map Manual.
Faculty Field Trip Files. Jerusalem, 1987 – 1988, and updated, 1990. Fifteen Guides used by Jerusalem Center faculty while conducting Field Study Excursions to all parts of Israel, Sinai, Egypt, and Jordan, (700-800 pp.).
Introductory Hebrew. Jerusalem, 1986. A 35-page booklet used in the beginning Hebrew course, incl. genealogy and history of the Hebrew language, study of English words from Hebrew, divine names, examples of how knowing Hebrew helps to understand the Bible, use of Hebrew in latter-day scripture, standardized pronunciation guide, and bibliography.
Illustrated Guide to the Model City of Ancient Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Barry Segal International, 1986, a detailed, 35-page description of one of the most remarkable teaching tools in Jerusalem today (1990 – revised, 2nd edition).
Biblical and Modern Geography of the Holy Land. Jerusalem: Barry Segal International, 1985.
A 132-page text which includes study of toponymy, cartography, climate, water, geology, topography, mineralogy, soils, settlement, trade routes, road systems, agriculture, industry, demography, flora, fauna, and regional studies.
Original authorship — Articles and Chapters
Three chapters (“Sirocco and Sharav in the Bible,” “Canaan: God’s Testing Ground for His Covenant People,” and “Was City Planning in Modern Jerusalem Foreseen by the Prophets of Judah?”) in Geography of the Holy Land: Perspectives, Dando, Dando, and Lu, editors (Taiwan: Holy Light Theological Seminary Press, 2005).
“Amos through Malachi: Major Teachings of the Twelve Prophets” (with Blair Van Dyke), in The Religious Educator (Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University), volume 4, number 3, 2003, 60-88.
Eleven brief articles (Bethabara, East Wind, Immanuel, land of Jerusalem, Jordan River, Melchizedek, Mosiah 14, Nazareth, Red Sea, Sabbath, and Salem) in Book of Mormon Reference Companion, edited by Dennis L. Largey, published by Deseret Book, 2003.
“Jerusalem” photo essay in Ensign and Liahona, April 2003, 12-21 and 8-17.
“Prophecies and Promises of Joseph Smith—Matthew” in The Religious Educator (Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University), volume 3, number 1, 2002, 35-49.
“Scriptures offer glimpse of New Jerusalem” in Church News, January 6, 2001; a report of my presentation in the Missouri Mormon Heritage Conference in Independence, Missouri, September, 2000.
“Biblical Language and Imagery in the Doctrine and Covenants,” chapter in The Doctrine and Covenants: A Book of Answers – 1996 Sperry Symposium, Deseret Book Company, 1996, 169-187.
“Spiritual Lessons in Their Physical Settings” in The Bible Today (a Catholic periodical), March/April, 1996.
“Nephi learned of God, language from Lehi who prepared family for its long journey” and “Lord foresaw Lehi’s arduous exodus,” two-part article on backgrounds of the first seven chapters of the Book of Mormon in Church News, January 6 and 13, 1996.
“Two from Judah Ministering to Joseph” in Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History – Illinois. Edited by H. Dean Garrett. Provo: Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1995, 225-247. A study of two lives: Major Howard Egan and Dr. Alexander Neibaur.
“Spiritual lessons in physical settings” in Church News, January 7, 1995; an illustrated article describing how geographical landscapes often figure in the imagery of biblical teachings.
“Remember the Sabbath Day,” Ensign, April 1994, fourth in the series of feature articles on the Ten Commandments, 46-51. Also published in The International Magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, May 1998.
“The Spirit of Prophecy is the Testimony of Jesus,” chapter in Thy People Shall Be My People and Thy God My God – The 1993 Sperry Symposium, Deseret Book Company, 1994, 74-83.
“Was the gospel of Jesus Christ known to Adam and his posterity?” Ensign, February 1994, 62.
“All the Prophets Prophesied of Christ” (with R. Val Johnson), Ensign, January 1994; article and accompanying chart detailing prophecies of Christ’s ministry in the Meridian of Time. Also published in The International Magazine of the Church, April 1994.
Three chapters in Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, 1 Kings to Malachi, Deseret Book Company, 1993: “The Book of Amos,” “The Book of Micah,” and “The Book of Nahum.”
“The Road to Bethlehem” in The International Magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, December 1993; an illustrated article describing the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Also published in Ensign, December 1995.
“What are the reasons behind the long-standing conflicts in the Holy Land, and how should Latter-day Saints view such conflicts?” (with David B. Galbraith) Ensign, September 1993, 52-53. Also published in The International Magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, December 1997.
“The Earthquake Motif in the Book of Amos” – chapter in the volume Goldene Apfel in silbernen Schalen in the scholarly monograph series Beitrage zur Erforschung des Alten Testaments und des Antiken Judentums, edited by Dr. Dr. Matthias Augustin, Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang, 1992.
Three articles in Encyclopedia of Mormonism (Macmillan, 1992): “Bible, King James Version (Authorized),” “Jerusalem,” and “Messianic Concept and Hope.”
“As Plain as Word Can Be” – chapter in Doctrines of the Book of Mormon – The 1991 Sperry Symposium, Deseret Book Company, 1992, 158-165.
“When did the use of consecrated olive oil in priesthood blessings originate, and what part does the oil play in the blessing?” Ensign, October 1991, 60-62.
“Jesus and the Temple,” Ensign, April 1991, a study of Herod’s Temple and its role in the life of Christ, with accompanying drawings and photographs, 13-19.
“The Kirtland Hebrew School (1835-36)” in Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History – Ohio. Edited by Milton V. Backman, Jr. Provo: Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1990, 63-87, 155-162. An in-depth examination of the reasons for more intensive study of the Hebrew language than any other subject in the School of the Prophets.
“A Sampler of Biblical Plants,” photo essay and text in Ensign, August 1990, 35-39.
“Old Testament Canaan – Home of the Prophets” (maps). Ensign, January 1990.
“Answering the Lord’s Call (1 Nephi 1-7)” chapter in Studies in Scripture, Vol. 7, 1 Nephi to Alma 29, Deseret Book Company, 1987, 17-33.
“A Brief Guide to the Shrine of the Book” and “A Brief Guide to the Archaeological Treasures of the Israel Museum.” Jerusalem, 1986 (17 pp.).
“Why does the Book of Mormon say that Jesus would be born in Jerusalem?” Ensign, August 1984, 51-52. Also in A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1988), 3-5.
“Hebrew and Greek Insights into the New Testament” in The Religious Educators’ Symposium on the New Testament, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 1981, 160-163.
“The Testing Ground for the Covenant People,” Ensign, September 1980, 55-58.
“God’s Testing Ground of Faith: The Impact of Israel’s Geography on Old Testament History” in The Religious Educator’s Symposium on the Old Testament, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 1979, 252-258.
Online articles – Meridian Magazine
“The Awesome Promise of the Brain in Our Spiritual Future” – March 10, 2010
“International Appearances of the Resurrected Jesus – A Latter-day Saint Perspective on
the Resurrection of the Dead” – April 2, 2010
“Optimism in a Time of Terror” – May, 2010
“Latter-day Saint Concept of Messiah” – August 6, 2010
“These Lands of Joseph” – August 30, 2010
“‘A Desolating Sickness’ – How to Detect, Avoid, and Overcome Pornography Use”
– September 3, 2010
“To the Ends of the Earth—The Far-reaching Influence of the Prophet Joseph Smith”
– October 1, 2010
“What Some Scholars Call Legend” – November 8, 2010
“Joseph Smith on the Future of Missouri” – December 22, 2010
“Steadfast and Immovable” – January 10, 2011
“Avoiding Distractions” – February 3, 2011
“Proving Christ” – March 4, 2011
“Why Do We Use the King James Version of the Bible?” – April 1, 2011
“If” – May 6, 2011
“A Latter-day Saint View of the Conflict in the Holy Land” – June 7, 2011
“The Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy” – August 5, 2011
“Joseph Smith’s Plan for the City of Zion” – September 23, 2011
“Spiritual Lessons in their Physical Settings” – November 4, 2011
MAJOR PAPERS, OTHER PRESENTATIONS
“Choose to be Happy like Jesus” at Time Out for Women, Denver, CO, October, 2011, and in Phoenix, AZ, November, 2011.
“Understanding Biblical Teachings in their Geographical Context” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, April, 2011.
Panel presentation, “The Purpose of Cities from the Perspective of the First Precept [Gen. 1:28]—Toward a New Theology of Cities” (Sponsored by the Bible Geography Specialty Group), at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, April, 2011.
Interview of D. Kelly Ogden and Marcia H. Ogden with Ruth Todd on “The Mormon Channel,” the Church’s international radio station (one hour and twenty minutes), April, 2010.
Interview for film, “That Promised Day—The Coming Forth of the LDS Scriptures,” 2009-2010.
“Understanding the Bible: Spiritual Lessons in their Physical Settings” at the 7th Annual International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, January, 2009.
Frequent participant in the BYU Television scripture discussions (2003–2005, and 2008).
“Spiritual Lessons in their Physical Settings” – at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, Kansas City, Missouri, October 2004.
“The Miracle of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies” DVD, commissioned by the Harold B. Lee Library’s Learning Resource Center, 2003.
“Joseph Smith on the Future of Missouri” – at the Missouri Mormon Heritage Conference in Independence, Missouri, September 2000.
“Biblical Language and Imagery in the Doctrine and Covenants” – at the Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Doctrine and Covenants, October 1996.
“Latter-day Saint Concept of Messiah” – in the Symposium “Jews and Mormons: A Common Heritage” at the Center for Jewish Studies, Utah Valley State College, November 1995.
Also presented (in Spanish) in May 2000 to the chapter of B’nei B’rith in Santiago, Chile. Also in the Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament, Brigham Young University, October 2001.
“The Abrahamic Covenant” – at the Pearl of Great Price Seminar, BYU, May 1995.
“The Spirit of Prophecy: The Testimony of Jesus” – at the Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Book of Mormon, November 1993.
Series of four lectures in BYU’s Education Week entitled “Archaeological Evidences of the Bible” (requiring many months of scholarly work in preparation), August 1992 and August 1993.
“Concept in Context – Spiritual Lessons in their Physical Settings” – at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1993.
“Two from Judah Ministering to Joseph” for the Nauvoo Symposium (1993) of Religious Education. A study of two lives: Major Howard Egan and Alexander Neibaur – both of whom received patriarchal blessings through the tribe of Judah. A description of their service to the Prophet Joseph Smith and to the people of Joseph in fulfillment of said blessings during the Nauvoo period and beyond.
“Jerusalem’s Temple Mount – Past, Present, and Future” – for BYU Honors course on Jerusalem, November 1991, and for BYU Religious Education faculty, March 1992.
“‘As Plain as Word Can Be’ – A Study of Intentional Plainness while using Figurative Language in the Book of Mormon” – at the Sidney Sperry Symposium on the Book of Mormon, October 1991.
“Out of Zion shall go forth the Law and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem – The Future of Two Jerusalems according to the Scriptures and Modern Prophets” – presented to BYU’s faculty of Religious Education, during Missouri study excursion, July 1991, 78 pages.
“Water Politics in the Near East and Ezekiel’s Vision of the Future Borders of Israel” – at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Vienna, Austria, August 1990.
“The Earthquake Motif in the Book of Amos” – presented at the Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT), Leuven, Belgium, August 1989.
“The State of California and the State of Israel – A Comparative Study of Water Systems and Related Political Problems” (17 pp.) at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Baltimore, Maryland, March 1989. Also used in a subcommittee of the Knesset (Parliament) of the State of Israel during examination of critical water issues in that country, 1989.
“Was City Planning in Modern Jerusalem Foreseen by the Prophets of Judah?” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., April 1984.
“Canaan: God’s Testing Ground for the Children of Israel” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Louisville, Kentucky, April 1980.
DKO Photography published
Good Tidings of Great Joy by Huntsman, 2011.
Verse by Verse, The Four Gospels by Ogden and Skinner, published by Deseret Book, 2006.
Verse by Verse, Acts through Revelation (re-titled reprint of New Testament Apostles Testify of
Christ – A Guide for Acts to Revelation) by Ogden and Skinner, published by Deseret Book, 2006.
HOLY LANDS: A History of the Latter-day Saints in the Near East by Berrett and Van Dyke, 2005.
Book of Mormon Reference Companion, ed. Dennis Largey, published by Deseret Book, 2003.
“Jerusalem” photo essay in Ensign and Liahona, April 2003.
Visualizing Isaiah, published by Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.
On Holy Ground (book on Old Testament), published by Covenant Communications, 2001.
New Testament Apostles Testify of Christ – A Guide for Acts to Revelation by Ogden and
Skinner, published by Deseret Book, 1998.
Journeys of Paul Study Guide, published by Educational Opportunities, 1996.
Jerusalem, The Eternal City by Galbraith, Ogden, and Skinner, published by Deseret Book, 1996.
The Bible Today (a Catholic periodical), March 1996.
International Magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, December 1995 and
The Friend, December 1996.
Church News articles on “Geographical landscapes in Biblical teachings,” Jan. 7, 1995; “From Nazareth to Bethlehem,” Dec. 24, 1994; “Lehi Trek” Jan. 2, 1988.
A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Mark Tessler, published by Indiana University
Press (cover photo), 1994.
“Where Jesus Walked,” Infobases screen-saver program.
“Multimedia Family Bible” (CD Rom, for Windows), produced by Infobases International
Incorporated (over 100 photos used).
Young Explorers in the Land Where Jesus Lived, by Marcia Hammond, published by Chariot
Books (David C. Cook Publishing Co.), 1992.
BYU Today and This People magazines.
Where Jesus Walked – The Land and Culture of New Testament Times, by D. Kelly Ogden,
published by Deseret Book, 1991.
Ensign, April 1991, “Jesus and the Temple.”
Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View by Spencer J. Palmer and Roger R. Keller
(1990; published again, 1997).
Ensign, August 1990, photo-essay “A Sampler of Biblical Plants.”
The Holy Land — A Geographical, Historical, and Archaeological Guide to the Land of the Bible,
by D. Kelly Ogden and Jeffrey R. Chadwick.
Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon and Sacred Sites—Searching for Book of
Mormon Lands, by Joseph L. Allen.
Publications of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.
Major: English, Spanish, Hebrew
Minor: German, French, Aramaic, Arabic, Greek
American Schools of Oriental Research
Association of American Geographers
National Council for Geographic Education
Israel Exploration Society
Society for the Preservation of Nature in Israel
Biblical Archaeology Society
Society of Biblical Literature
CHURCH AND OTHER SERVICE
High Priests group instructor 2011 –
Provo Temple sealer 2010 –
Edgemont 6th Ward Mission Leader 2008 – 2011
Provo Temple baptistry coordinator 2008 – 2009
President, Guatemala Missionary Training Center 2006 – 2008
Edgemont Utah Stake high councilor
Provo Temple ordinance worker 2002 – 2005, 2008 – 2009
Teachers/Deacons Quorum advisor, Edgemont 6th Ward
President, Chile Santiago East Mission 1997 – 2000
Chair, Troop 700 Boy Scouts of America, Santiago, Chile
1st Counselor in BYU 13th Stake Presidency
Branch President at the Missionary Training Center, Provo
High Priests Group leadership
Israel District Councilman
Jerusalem Branch President (two times)
Gospel Doctrine Writing Committee of the Church
Gospel Doctrine teacher (eight times)
Jerusalem Branch Clerk, Counselor
Executive Secretary (three times)
Elders Quorum President (four times)
Missionary, Northern Argentina 1966 – 1968