The Disciple as Scholar

Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson

Stephen D. Ricks

Richard Lloyd Anderson is a scholars’ scholar. Among Latter-day Saints, he is dean and master of two separate fields of academic study: the New Testament and early LDS Church history.

His passion for history has profoundly influenced his scholarly career; his passion for order and system has shaped his missionary work and directed him into studying law; and his love for Brigham Young University and loyalty to its mission and destiny have guided his academic path.

This volume, as you can see from the table of contents, contains essays written by outstanding LDS scholars on Book of Mormon Studies, Old Testament Studies and Ancient History, and New Testament Studies and Early Christian History.

About the Editor

Stephen D. Ricks

Stephen D. Ricks (Ph.D. in Near Eastern Religions, University of California, Berkeley, and Graduate Theological Union) is Professor of Hebrew and Cognate Learning in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University. He served as president of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies and as chairman of the board, as the founding editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, and as Associate Dean of General Education and Honors at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Richard Lloyd Anderson, An Appreciation
  • Marriage and Treaty in the Book of Mormon: The Case of the Abducted Lamanite Daughters
  • An Inscribed Chinese Gold Plate in Its Context: Glimpses of the Sacred Center
  • Covenant Teachings of the Book of Mormon
  • To Remember and Keep: On the Book of Mormon as an Ancient Book
  • Inspired Melody and Chosen Word: The Wedding of Music and Scripture in Leroy Robertson's Oratorio from the Book of Mormon
  • Religious Groups and Movements among the Nephites, 200–1 B.C.
  • The Military Reforms of the Emperor Diocletian
  • The Social Context of First-Century Roman Christianity
  • The Last Days, Then and Now
  • Messiah Becomes the New King: Notes on Isaiah 9:3–7
  • The Throne Theophany/Prophetic Call of Muḥammad
  • Josephus's Portrayal of Jeremiah: A Portrait and a Self-Portrait
  • Savior, Satan, and Serpent: The Duality of a Symbol in the Scriptures
  • Scribes, Pharisees, Hypocrites: A Study in Hypókrisis
  • Terrena atque Caelestia: A Prolegomenon to a Study of the Fourth Gospel
  • Ye Are Gods: Psalm 82 and John 10 as Witnesses to the Divine Nature of Humankind
  • Adam's Fall in the Book of Mormon, Second Temple Judaism, and Early Christianity
  • Contributors
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Publication Information

  • Publication Date: 2000
  • ISBN 13: 978-0934893497
  • Page Count: 688
  • Format: hardcover
  • Price: $ 34.95
  • Imprint: FARMS

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