Old Testament: 1 Kings–Malachi (REL A 302)

Readings selected from publications of the Religious Studies Center

1 Kings

2 Kings

  • Ronald E. Bartholomew, “Follow the Prophet,” in Religious Educator 9, no. 1 (2008): 55–68.
  • Donald W. Parry, “Symbolic Action as Prophecy in the Old Testament,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University: Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 337–55.
  • Paul Y. Hoskisson, “A Latter-day Saint Reading of Isaiah,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson n Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University: Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 209–25.
  • Kevin L. Trolley, “The Imprisonment of Jeremiah in Its Historical Context,” Religious Educator 20, no. 3 (2019): 97–113.
  • Terry B. Ball, “Isaiah and the Great Arraignment,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, n Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University: Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 196–208.

1 Chronicles & 2 Chronicles

  • Andrew C. Skinner, “Seeing God in His Temple: A Significant Theme in Israel’s Psalms,” in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, ed. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Matthew J. Grey, and David Rolph Seely (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 270–90.

Ezra

  • David Rolph Seely, "The Temple of Herod," in New Testament History, Culture, and Society: A Background to the Texts of the New Testament, ed. Lincoln H. Blumell (Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2019), 53–70.

Nehemiah

  • Joshua M. Matson, “Between the Testaments,” in New Testament History, Culture, and Society: A Background to the Texts of the New Testament, ed. Lincoln H. Blumell (Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2019), 3–18.

Esther

Job

  • John S. Tanner, “Hast Thou Considered My Servant Job?,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 266–82.
  • P. Scott Ferguson, "Withstanding the Evil One," Religious Educator 12, no. 2 (2011): 155–67.
  • Craig J. Ostler, “Earthquakes, Wars, Holocausts, Disease, and Inhumanity,” in Window of Faith: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on World History, ed. Roy A. Prete (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005), 197–211.

Psalms

  • Dana M. Pike, “Jesus, the Great Shepherd-King,” in Celebrating Easter: The 2006 BYU Easter Conference, ed. Thomas A. Wayment and Keith J. Wilson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University), 61–86.
  • Andrew C. Skinner, “Israel’s Ancient Psalms,” in The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, ed. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2010), 59–75.
  • Avram R. Shannon, “Come Near Unto Me,” in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, ed. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Matthew J. Grey, and David Rolph Seely (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 66–84.
  • J. Arden Hopkin and Shon D. Hopkin, “The Psalms Sung: The Power of Music in Sacred Worship,” in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, ed. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Matthew J. Grey, and David Rolph Seely (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 329–48.
  • Dana M. Pike, “I Will Bless the Lord at All Times," in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, ed. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Matthew J. Grey, and David Rolph Seely (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 136–55.
  • Joseph F. McConkie, “Joseph Smith and the Poetic Writings,” in The Joseph Smith Translation: The Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Robert L. Millet (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1985), 103–20.
  • Dan Belnap, “How Excellent Is Thy Lovingkindness,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament: The 38th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt 2009), 170–86.

Proverbs

  • Ronald E. Terry, “Becoming One with Christ,” in Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, ed. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University), 179–202.

Ecclesiastes

  • Dana M. Pike, “The ‘Spirit’ That Returns to God in Ecclesiastes 12:7,” in Let Us Reason Together: Essays in Honor of the Life’s Work of Robert L. Millet, ed. J. Spencer Fluhman and Brent L. Top (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2016), 189–204.

Isaiah

  • Jeffrey R. Chadwick, “The Great Jerusalem Temple Prophecy,” in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, ed. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Matthew J. Grey, and David Rolph Seely (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 367–83.
  • Avraham Gileadi, “Isaiah: Four Latter-day Keys to an Ancient Book,” in Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984), 119–38.
  • Hugh W. Nibley, “Great Are the Words of Isaiah” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Deseret Book 2005), 177–95.
  • Jason R. Combs, “From King Ahaz’s Sign to Christ Jesus,” in Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament (2017 Sperry Symposium), ed. Aaron P. Schade, Brian M. Hauglid, and Kerry Muhlestein (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2017).
  • Paul Y. Hoskisson, “A Latter-day Saint Reading of Isaiah,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book 2005), 209–25.
  • Ellis T. Rasmussen, “The Prophets and the Mission,” in Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984), 139–50.
  • Terry B. Ball, “Isaiah and the Restoration of Israel,” in A Witness for the Restoration: Essays in Honor of Robert J. Matthews, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Andrew C. Skinner (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2007), 13–31.
  • Monte S. Nyman, “The Contribution of the JST to Understanding the Old Testament Prophets,” in The Joseph Smith Translation: The Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Robert L. Millet (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1985), 121–46.
  • Terry B. Ball, “Isaiah and the Messiah,” in Jesus Christ: Son of God, Savior, ed. Paul H. Peterson, Gary L. Hatch, and Laura D. Card (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2002), 79–98.
  • Terry B. Ball, “Isaiah’s “Other” Servant Songs,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament: The 38th Annual Brigham Young UniversitySidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2009), 207–18.
  • Jennifer C. Lane, “The Whole Meaning of the Law,” n The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament: The 38th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2009), 67–85.
  • Richard Lyman Bushman, "The Atonement, Then and Now," in The Tragedy and the Triumph, ed. Charles Swift (Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2019), 49–64.
  • Shon D. Hopkin, “Isaiah 52–53 and Mosiah 13–14: A Textual Comparison,” in Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2018), 139–66.
  • Richard W. Hall, “Her Stakes Must Be Strengthened,” Religious Educator 3, no. 2 (2002): 67–75.

Jeremiah

  • Dana M. Pike “Before Jeremiah Was,” in A Witness for the Restoration: Essays in Honor of Robert J. Matthews, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Andrew C. Skinner (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2007), 33–59.
  • Roy L. Huntington, “Jeremiah and the New Paradigm of the Gathering,” Religious Educator 9, no. 2 (2008): 83–90.
  • S. Kent Brown, “History and Jeremiah’s Crisis of Faith,” in Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984), 105–18.
  • Spencer J. Condie, “I Will Write My Law in Their Hearts,” in Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament, ed. Aaron P. Schade, Brian M. Hauglid, and Kerry Muhlestein (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2017), 1–20.

Ezekiel

  • Gerald N. Lund, “Ezekiel: Prophet of Judgment, Prophet of Promise,” in Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984), 75–88.
  • Donald W. Parry, “Symbolic Action as Prophecy in the Old Testament,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book 2005), 337–55.

Daniel

  • Richard D. Draper, “The Prophets of the Exile,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 245–65.
  • Alonzo L. Gaskill, “Types, Shadows, and Symbols of Christ Seen by the Church Fathers,” n The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament: The 38th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2009), 282–99.

Hosea

  • Kent P. Jackson, “The Marriage of Hosea and Jehovah’s Covenant with Israel,” in Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984), 57–74.
  • Aaron Schade, “The Imagery of Hosea’s Family and the Restoration of Israel,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament: The 38th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2009), 233–49.
  • Matthew L. Bowen, “Ominous Onomastics,” in Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament (2017 Sperry Symposium), ed. Aaron P. Schade, Brian M. Hauglid, and Kerry Muhlestein (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2017), 21–46.

Joel

  • Lynne Hilton Wilson, “The Holy Spirit,” n The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament: The 38th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2009), 250–81.

Amos

  • Joshua M. Sears, “O Lord God, Forgive!,” in Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament: The 46th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, ed. Aaron P. Schade, Brian M. Hauglid, and Kerry Muhlestein (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2017), 185–204.
  • Blair G. Van Dyke and D. Kelly Ogden, "Amos through Malachi: Major Teachings of the Twelve Prophets," Religious Educator 4, no. 3 (2003): 61–88.

Obadiah

  • Gary P. Gillum, “Obadiah’s Vision of Saviors on Mount Zion,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 226–35.

Jonah

  • W. Jeffrey Marsh, “The Living Reality of the Savior’s Mercy,” in Jesus Christ: Son of God, Savior, ed. Paul H. Peterson, Gary L. Hatch, and Laura D. Card (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2002), 152–75.

Micah

  • George A. Pierce, “Understanding Micah’s Lament for Judah,” in Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament, The 46th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, ed. Aaron P. Schade, Brian M. Hauglid, and Kerry Muhlestein (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2017), 161–84.

Nahum, Habakkuk, & Zephaniah

  • Terry B. Ball, "What Is in a Name?," Religious Educator 15, no. 2 (2014): 147–53.
  • John W. Welch, “The Calling of a Prophet,” in First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988), 35–54.

Haggai & Zechariah

  • Ray L. Huntington, “Consider Your Ways,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 236–244.

Malachi

  • Cynthia Doxey, “Elijah’s Mission, Message, and Milestones of Development in Family History and Temple Work,” in Joseph Smith and the Doctrinal Restoration (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, Religious Studies Center, 2005), 157–71.
  • Joseph Fielding McConkie, "The Gathering of Israel," Religious Educator 11, no. 1 (2010): 47–64.
  • E. Dale LeBaron, “Elijah’s Mission,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 283–97.
  • Kenneth L. Alford, “I Will Send You Elijah the Prophet," in You Shall Have My Word: Exploring the Text of the Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Scott C. Esplin, Richard O. Cowan, and Rachel Cope (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012), 34–49.