Contributors

John E. Clark is professor of anthropology at Brigham Young University and director of the BYU New World Archaeological Foundation.

Susan Easton Black is professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. She is a past associate dean of General Education and Honors. Her numerous academic awards include the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award in 2000.

Dana M. Pike, professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern studies. He was one of the international editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls and currently serves as the coordinator of BYU’s ancient Near Eastern studies major and as associate editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies.

Larry C. Porter, professor emeritus of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, received his PhD from BYU in the history of religion. He served as chair of the Department of Church History and Doctrine and was later director of the Church history area of the BYU Religious Studies Center. He was designated the Richard L. Evans Professor of Christian Understanding (1998–2001).

Roy A. Prete, associate professor of history at the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, received his MA from Brigham Young University and his PhD from the University of Alberta in modern European and Canadian history. He has taught European diplomatic and military history and has published in scholarly journals on Anglo-French military relations during World War I. He is the originator and chief editor of the volume Window of Faith: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on World History (2005).

David Rolph Seely, professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, did his graduate work at the University of Michigan in Near Eastern studies, specializing in Hebrew Bible. His research and writing interests include the Old and New Testaments, the Book of Mormon, the history of the English Bible, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Charles Swift is an assistant professor in Brigham Young University’s Department of Ancient Scripture. He wrote his dissertation on the typological images of Lehi’s vision and their relationship to teaching and learning. His research focuses on scripture as sacred literature and on Christian values in literature.