Tag Archives: Old Testament

Free Video Resources for Learning about the Old Testament

For many, the Old Testament is a challenge to understand. Layers of changes of time, culture, people, institutions, and language seem to act as stumbling blocks to our understanding of and engagement with the Old Testament. But not to despair. … Continue reading

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Why is the Old Testament an Old Testament?

Why is the Old Testament an Old Testament?  And what do covenants have to do with it? https://ldsmag.com/why-is-the-old-testament-an-old-testament/

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What does God Think About Strangers and Foreigners? New article on LDS Living

“Why did God make such explicit commands about protecting strangers, widows, and orphans? Because these individuals are among the most vulnerable of all God’s children. That vulnerability was particularly pronounced and acute in the ancient world. God seeks especial care … Continue reading

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How Old Testament and Book of Mormon Sacrifice Relate to the Sacrament

Although we are no longer required to make animal sacrifices, the meaning is retained today. Consider the weekly sacred meal that we call the sacrament, or the act of making something sacred. How Old Testament and Book of Mormon Sacrifice … Continue reading

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Resources for Reading the Scriptures Geographically

I wrote an article “Reading the Scriptures Geographically: Some Tools and Insights” that provides many examples and ideas. Below is a summary of ideas and resources to support reading the scriptures geographically (use all of these resources with discretion since … Continue reading

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Between the Testaments: An Invitation to Explore the Intertestamental Time Period

My scripture studies article “Between the Testaments: An Invitation to Explore the Intertestamental Time Period.”  Quote from the opening paragraph: “Have you ever turned the page from the last words of Malachi to the first utterances of Matthew? Go ahead. … Continue reading

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New Article on Daniel 2

I’ve published an article on Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture entitled “A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed: Daniel 2.“

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