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  1. Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again: Daily Inspiration from the Prophet Joseph Smith. Edited by Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin. (American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, Inc.), 2016.
  2. Memoirs of the Ward Rumor Control Coordinator: Or, Smile If You Are A Mormon! By Richard Halverson with the assistance of Taylor Halverson. (Line of Sight Publishing), 2017. Click here to request a free copy.
  3. Deuteronomy 17:14-20 as a Guide to Book of Mormon Kingship.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 24:1-10, 2017.
  4. FORTHCOMING BOOK. Knowing Why: 137 Evidences that the Book of Mormon is True. Edited by Jack Welch, Neal Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, David Larsen, & Taylor Halverson. (American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, Inc.), 2017.
  5. BOOK UNDER REVIEW. Learning for Eternity: Best BYU Speeches and Articles on Learners and Learning. Edited by Taylor Halverson, Brad Wilcox, and Lisa Halverson.
  6. BOOK UNDER REVIEW. Scriptural Insights and Context: The Old Testament.
  7. BOOK UNDER REVIEW. Scriptural Insights and Context: The New Testament.
  8. BOOK UNDER REVIEW. Scriptural Insights and Context: The Book of Mormon.
  9. BOOK UNDER REVIEW. Scriptural Insights and Context: Doctrine and Covenants and Church History.
  10. BOOK UNDER REVIEW. “Finding Myself Alone”: Positive Thoughts, Insights, & Discoveries of LDS Singles. Edited and compiled by Mike Agrelius and Taylor Halverson.
  11. Reading 1 Nephi with Wisdom.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 22:279-293, 2016.
  12. Mormon 1-9. I Write that Ye Might Believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”  Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 2016.
  13. “Covenantal Faithfulness in the Land of Zion: Reading D&C 58-59 as a Suzerain-Vassal Treaty.” (article currently under review).
  14. “Touring Scriptural Geography? The Case of Book of Mormon Tourism.” Tourism Geographies (article currently under review). (Dan Olsen, Taylor Halverson, Tyler Griffin).
  15. 3 Nephi 17-19. Christ’s Visit to the Americas.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 2016.
  16. 3 Nephi 7. A Reflection Upon Human Unrighteousness.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 2016.
  17. Reading 1 Peter Intertextually with Select Passages from the Old Testament.”  Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 20:151-176, 2016. Hear the audio version at this link. 
  18. Mosiah 12-16: Martyr in Disguise.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2016.
  19. Mosiah 4-6: Children of Christ.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2016.
  20. Jacob 1-4: Seek the Kingdom of God.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2016.
  21. 2 Nephi 6-10: Jacob’s Masterful Discourse.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2016.
  22. 1 Nephi 12-14: Nephi’s Grand Vision.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2016.
  23. Revelation 5-6 and 19-22: Views and Perspectives.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2015.
  24. James: Exhort and Encourage.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2015.
  25. Acts 21-28: Faithfully Witness of Christ.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2015.
  26. Acts 10-15: Continuing Revelation.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2015.
  27. Matthew 25: Preparing for the Kingdom of Heaven.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2015.
  28. Matthew 18 and Luke 10: What is the Kingdom of God?” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2015.
  29. Matthew 11 and Luke 7, 11-13: Coming Unto Christ and Learning of Him.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2015.
  30. Luke 4-6 and Matthew 10: Faithfully Responding to God’s Call.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2015.
  31. “Matthew 1 and Luke 1: Testimonies of Jesus.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2015.
  32. “A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed: Daniel 2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2014.
  33. Thou Shalt…Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day: D&C 87-92.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2014.
  34. I Will Write It in Their Hearts: Jeremiah 16; 23; 39; 31.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2014.
  35. Besides Me There is No Saviour: Isaiah 40-49.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2014.
  36. I Will Betroth Thee Unto Me in Righteousness: Hosea 1-3; 11; 13-14.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2014.
  37. Come to the House of the Lord: 2 Chronicles 29-30; 32-34.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 2014.
  38. Reading the Scriptures Geographically: Some Tools and Insights.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. Volume 10:257-277, 2014.
  39. King Solomon; Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness: 1 Kings 3; 5-11.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2014.
  40. Be Strong and of a Good Courage: Joshua 1-6; 23-24.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2014.
  41. Ye Shall Be A Peculiar Treasure Unto Me: Exodus 15-20; 32-34.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 2014.
  42. Between the Testaments: An Invitation to Explore the Intertestamental Time Period.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 2013.
  43. Who Were the Samaritans?Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  44. The Psalm of Mary, or Mary’s Magnificat.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  45. I Saw the Heavens Open: Joseph Smith’s Inspired Translation of the Bible.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  46. Birthright Blessings; Marriage in the Covenant: Genesis 24-29.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  47. Keep the Ordinances, as I have Delivered Them: 1 Corinthians 11-16.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  48. He Was Lost, and Is Found: Luke 15, 17.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  49. O How Great the Goodness of Our God: 2 Nephi 6-10.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  50. Noah…Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House: Moses 8:19-30; Genesis 6-9; 11:1-9.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  51. Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born: Abraham 3; Moses 1-4.Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 2013.
  52. The Restoration of the Priesthood: D&C 13; 20:38-67; 27:12-13; 84:6-30; 107:1-20; 110:11-16; Joseph Smith—History 1:66-73.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  53. The Kingdoms of Glory: D&C 76; 131; 132:19-24; 137.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  54. Remember the New Covenant, Even the Book of Mormon: D&C 16-23.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  55. The Desert Shall Rejoice, and Blossom as the Rose.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  56. O God Where Art Thou?: D&C 121, 122.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  57. Finding Joy in Temple & Family History Work.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  58. The Lord Looketh on the Heart: 1 Samuel 9-11; 13; 15-17.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  59. Being Good Citizens: D&C 58:21-22, 26-28; D&C 98:4-10; 134; Articles of Faith 1:12.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  60. The Gathering of My People: D&C 29:1-8; 33:3-7; 37; 38:24-41; 52:2-5, 42-43; 57:1-3; 110:11.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  61. To Seal the Testimony: D&C 135.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture2013.
  62. Be Not Deceived, But Continue in Steadfastness: D&C 26; 28; 43:1-7; 50; 52;14-19.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture.  2013.
  63. Martyrdom of Isaiah.”  Encyclopedia of Ancient History, 2013.
  64. Evaluation of Design Work and the Achievement of Learning Outcomes in Senior Capstone Courses.Proceedings of 2012 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Robert Todd, Carl Sorenson, and Taylor Halverson2012.
  65. Civilizations of Ancient Iraq.  Benjamin R. Foster and Karen Polinger Foster.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009. Comparative Civilizations Review, No. 66, pp. 143-147, Spring 2012.
  66. Israel: Past & Present.  D. Bahat. Rome: Vision, 1998. Comparative Civilizations Review, No. 66, p. 148, Spring 2012.
  67. Jordan: Past & Present.  E. Borgia. Trans., A. Potter. Rome: Vision, 2001. Comparative Civilizations Review, No. 66, pp. 149-150, Spring 2012.
  68. Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Ancient Israel.  John Rogerson.  London: Thames and Hudson, 1999.  Comparative Civilizations Review, No. 66, pp. 151-155, Spring 2012.
  69. Ancient Israelite Zion Theology, Judeo-Christian Apocalypticism, and Biblical (Mis)interpretation: Potential Implications for the Stability of the Modern Middle East.” Comparative Civilizations Review, No. 64, Spring 2011, pp. 75-89.
  70. The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World.  Glenn R. Bugh, ed.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Comparative Civilizations Review, No. 65, pp. 115-127, Fall 2011.
  71. Industry Experience and Perspective: A Survey of Advice Brigham Young University Capstone Alumni Share with Incoming Students.”  Proceedings of 2011 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Taylor Halverson, Robert Todd, Christopher Mattson, and Gregg Warnick, 2011.
  72. A Case Study of How Project-Based Learning Helps Increase Interest, Understanding, and Relevance in Engineering for Learners.”  Proceedings of 2011 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Taylor Halverson and Rollin Hotchkiss, 2011.
  73. Distance Education Innovations and New Learning Environments: InnovationsInEducationCombining Traditional Teaching Methods and Emerging Technologies.  Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2009.
  74. The Path of Angels: A Biblical Pattern for the Role of Angels in Physical SalvationSperrySymposium2009” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament: The 38th Annual Brigham Young University Sperry Symposium.  Edited by D. Kelly Ogden, Jared Ludlow, & Kerry Muhlestein.  Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company, (Chapter 9, pp. 151-169), 2009.
  75. Wikipedia or Wackipedia? On the Reasoned Use of New Technology“, Society of Biblical Literature Forum, 2006.
  76. Other articles and books are currently in the review process.

Textbooks

History of Creativity in the Arts, Science, & Technology, PRE-1500, 3rd editionHocV1, Brent Strong, Mark Davis, and Taylor Halverson2014, Kendall Hunt Publishing.

HocV2History of Creativity in the Arts, Science, & Technology, POST-1500, 3rd edition, Brent Strong, Mark Davis, and Taylor Halverson2014, Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Research in Progress. Comments welcome to taylor.halverson@byu.edu

  1. Designing Learning to Resurrect Abraham: A Review of the Design Principles of a University Course Developed to Immerse Students in the Histories and Traditions of Abrahamic Faiths Past and Present
  2. Was the Denarius A Daily Wage? A Note on the Parable of the Two Debtors in Luke 7:40-43.
  3. The Meaning of the Sinful Woman’s Kiss in Luke 7:36-50.
  4. The Lives of Abraham: Seeing Abraham through the Eyes of 2nd Temple Jews.
  5. Josephus and Maccabees: Redecorating the Narrative.
  6. The Dichotomized Servant of Matthew 24: The Parabolic Use of the Symbol of Cutting Covenants.
  7. Banquets at Qumran: Inventing Traditions.
  8. Reading the Hippocratic Oath as a Religious Document.
  9. Was Adam a Monotheist? A Reflection on Why We Call Abraham Father and Not Adam.
  10. Synagogues in the Days of Jesus and Paul.
  11. John Philoponus and the Rejection of Aristotelian Science.
  12. A Summary of Ancient Christian Thought on Jesus in the Tomb. 
  13. Saving the Jewish Temple: Readings on the Temple from the 2nd Temple Period.
  14. Paronomasia in the Book of Mormon
  15. Intertextuality in Scripture
  16. Comparative Studies in Scripture
  17. Kingship in the Ancient Near East and the Book of Mormon
  18. Zion Theology and the Book of Mormon
  19. Suzerain-Vassal Treaties and the Book of Mormon
  20. Teaching and Learning in Religious Studies

Deseret News

43. How Old Testament and Book of Mormon Sacrifice Relate to the Sacrament, January 22, 2017.
42. Reflections on symbolism in the Atonement, December 4, 2016.
41. The US President Who Helped Save Millions of Lives, October 24, 2016.
40. 3 Questions and 3 Myths about the Americas before Columbus, October 9, 2016.
39. Break the tradition of education by lectures and learn more by doing, September 13, 2016.
38. Manipulation: Why We Need More Of It. August 22, 2016.
37. Governor Boggs Survived the Donner Party. July 21, 2016.
36. When Is It OK To Take The Lord’s Name In Vain?, June 20, 2016.
35. The Surprising Story of a Book of Mormon in the Harvard Library, April 9, 2016.
34. Easter and the ‘At-one-ment’, March 20, 2016.
33. Teaching our kids about Joseph Smith’s Book of Mormon translation, March 7, 2016.
32. Teaching Faith and Science to Children, February 23, 2016.
31. Finding the First Use of the Name Christ in the Book of Mormon, February 8, 2016.
30. The Book of Mormon and the Modern-Day Tyndale Moment, February 2, 2016.
29. When Should We Be Afraid Of The Future?, January 9, 2016.
28. Jesus Became Like Us So That We Could Become Like Him, December 21, 2015.
27. Appreciation and the Myth of the Zero-Sum Game, December 13, 2015.
26. How Seeds Have Been Vital to World History, November 20, 2015.
25. Why Are Zombies Everywhere? October 30, 2015.
24. Becoming a Man of God like Nephi, October 12, 2015.
23. The Modern-Day Tyndale Moment: Increase Scriptural Literacy, September 19, 2015.
22. John 10 and Hearing Unto Salvation, September 12, 2015.
21. John 9 and Seeing Unto Salvation, August 30, 2015.
20. What is a lecture? A technology of learning, August 17, 2015.
19. What is technology, our master or servant?, August 12, 2015.  (Spanish version of this article here)
18. How the Donner Party Affected the Pioneers’ Arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, July 21, 2015.
17. Trust God, Not Your Possessions, July 12, 2015.
16. Evidences for the Book of Mormon: Why the missionary zeal of Abish?, June 7, 2015.
15. New Testament Insights: The Gospels as Ancient Biographies, June 2, 2015.
14. New Testament Insights: Matthew’s Gospel Patterned on the 5 Books of Moses, May 10, 2015.
13. Learning is Becoming More Like God, March 29, 2015.
12. Cities and Civilization: Of Babylon and Zion, March 14, 2015.
11. In the Gospel, Faith Must Come First, February 17, 2015.
10. Rules for Learning, January 15, 2015.
9. Evidences for the Book of Mormon: Nephi the Scribe, January 10, 2015.
8. Evidences for the Book of Mormon: In cover of darkness and the turning of the New Year, January 1, 2015.
7. Christmas without Jesus, December 19, 2014.
6. The real 12 days of Christmas and why April 6 is a religiously significant date, December 13, 2014.
5. Giving Thanks Now and Always, Part 2, November 21, 2014.
4. Giving Thanks Now and Always, Part 1, November 21, 2014.
3. Why World War 1 and the Ottoman Empire Matter Today, November 11, 2014.
2. Tools for Engaging Scripture: Scripture Citation Index, November 7, 2014.
1. Autumn and New Beginnings, November 1, 2014.

LDS Living

13. Two Undeniable Truths that will Bring Us Joy During Bitter Trials, April 8, 2017.
12. Church and BYU Team Up to Create Immersive 3D New Testament Jerusalem, (Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin) April 6, 2017.
11. The Best Way to Get More Revelation in Your Life, March 30, 2017.
10. What Does God Really Mean When He Says “Be of Good Cheer”? March 29, 2017.
9. What is Book of Mormon Day and How Can You Celebrate It? (Taylor Halverson and Anita Wells) March 23, 2017.
8. Why We Should Be Proud to Be Called Peculiar People, March 21, 2017. (#7 article on LDS Living).
7. Why Do We Suffer? Here’s One Crucial Reason We Hardly Ever Talk About, March 11, 2017. (#8 article on LDS Living).
6. The Silence of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, March 4, 2017.
5. One Crucial Phrase We Often Get Wrong in Church and How It Can Change Our Temple Experience, February 21, 2017 (#1 article on LDS Living).
4. Why God Calls His People “Strangers” (+What It Has to Do with Covenants), February 16, 2017.
3. What “Sariah” and “Moroni” Actually Mean: Insights into Book of Mormon Names, (Taylor Halverson and Brad Wilcox), February 6, 2017. (#10 article on LDS Living).
2. A Story from President Uchtdorf that Shows How We Might Have Misunderstood Sin and Repentance All Along, January 21, 2017 (#2 article on LDS Living).
1. The Actual Meaning of “Nephi” and 3 Other Book of Mormon Names, (Taylor Halverson and Brad Wilcox) January 2, 2017 (#2 article on LDS Living).

Meridian Magazine

3. Using 3D Visualization to Step into Ancient Jerusalem, April 5, 2017.
2. Experience Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus, April 5, 2017.
1. Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again: New Book of Joseph Smith Quotes, (Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin), January 9, 2017.

Innovation Publications

  1. A Surprising Solution for Innovating through ExperimentationCreativity, Innovation & Design Group Blog, January 3, 2017.
  2. 13 Ideas to Increase Your Creativity and Innovation, Creativity, Innovation & Design Group Blog, November 30, 2016.
  3. 5 Innovative Ways to Become Indispensable at Work, Creativity, Innovation & Design Group Blog, October 28, 2016.
  4. Groundhogs and Valentines: Freshman Creativity at BYUCreativity, Innovation & Design Group Blog, October 21, 2014.

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