Dan Belnap is an assistant professor of ancient scripture at BYU. He received his BA in international relations from BYU, an MA in ancient Near Eastern studies from BYU, and an MA and a PhD in Northwest Semitics from the University of Chicago. Since coming to BYU, he has taught courses in the Book of Mormon, Old Testament, New Testament, Pearl of Great Price, and teachings of the living prophets, but his specialty is in the Hebrew Bible, Ugaritic studies, and ritual studies. He has focused his research on cultural and sociological influences in the Book of Mormon, the use of ritual in ancient and contemporary contexts, doctrines of ascension and theosis in ancient Near East and Late Antiquity, and comparative cosmologies.
- Belnap, Daniel L.
Belnap, Daniel L.
Articles/Chapters by: Daniel L. Belnap
- "Ye Shall Have Joy with Me": The Olive Tree, the Lord, and His Servants from RE 7, no. 1 (2006)
- “Where Is Thy Glory?” Moses 1, the Nature of Truth, and the Plan of Salvation from RE 10, no. 2 (2009)
- 16. "A Wise Man Built His House upon a Rock": The Doctrine of Discernment from The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture
- 10. The King James Bible and the Book of Mormon from The King James Bible and the Restoration
- 12. "Even as Our Father Lehi Saw": Lehi's Dream as Nephite Cultural Narrative from The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi's Dream and Nephi's Vision
- "To Them Gave He Power to Become" from My Redeemer Lives!
- The Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Concept of Scripture from No Weapon Shall Prosper: New Light on Sensitive Issues
- 10. "How Excellent Is Thy Lovingkindness": The Gospel Principle of Hesed from The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament
- 12. The Process of Apostasy in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon from Shedding Light on the New Testament
- "We are Not Cut Off": Separation and Reconciliation through Sacred Covenants from Living the Book of Mormon
- “That I May Dwell among Them”: Liminality and Ritual in the Tabernacle from Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament
- “The Lord God Which Gathereth the Outcasts” (Isaiah 56:3–8) from RE 19, no. 3 (2018)