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Jared Ludlow

Professor
Ancient Scripture

316C JSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Jared has been teaching in the Ancient Scripture Department at BYU since 2006. Previous to that, he spent six years teaching Religion and History at BYU Hawaii, and served the last two years as Chair of the History Department. Jared received his Bachelor's degree from BYU in Near Eastern Studies, his Master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Biblical Hebrew, and his PhD in Near Eastern Religions from UC-Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union. His primary research interests are in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. His dissertation was published as a book, Abraham Meets Death: Narrative Humor in the Testament of Abraham, by Sheffield Academic Press. He has also produced a World History textbook, Revealing World History to 1500.

Jared has regularly presented papers at the Society of Biblical Literature Meetings and has participated in Sperry and similar symposia at BYU. He enjoys teaching Bible courses, Book of Mormon, World Religions, and History. Jared served a LDS mission to Campinas Brazil, and has also lived in Germany and Israel, teaching twice at the BYU Jerusalem Center 2011-2012, 2016-2017. He likes sports, snorkeling, and teaching. He is married to Margaret (Nelson), whom he loves greatly, and they have five children: Jared Jr., Joshua, Joseph, Marissa, and Melia.

Courses Taught: Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel, Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, World Religions, Ancient Near Eastern Texts, Hebrew Bible Theories

Areas of Expertise: Bible, Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianity, World Religions

Areas of Research: Second Temple Judaism, Pseudepigrapha, Early Christianity, Ancient Narrative

Languages: Hebrew (reading); Greek (reading); Aramaic (reading); Portuguese (reading and speaking); German (reading)

Research Interests

Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianity, Pseudepigrapha, Narrative Studies

Teaching Interests

Bible, Book of Mormon, World Religions, Hebrew Bible Theories, Ancient Near Eastern Texts

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Chair, Society of Biblical Literature--LDS and the Bible, 2013-11-01 - 2013-11-30 - 2017-11-01 - 2017-11-30
  • Committee/Council Member, Society of Biblical Literature--LDS and the Bible Section, 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31 - 2013-11-01 - 2013-11-30
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Sperry Symposium Reader, 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31 - 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • ANES 332 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 009
  • REL A 211 : Section 013
  • REL A 211 : Section 027
  • REL A 211 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 002
  • REL A 211 : Section 005
  • REL A 250 : Section 014
  • REL A 250 : Section 017
  • REL A 250 : Section 025

2019

  • REL A 250 : Section 027
  • REL A 121 : Section 027
  • REL A 211 : Section 015
  • REL A 212 : Section 001
  • REL A 212 : Section 002
  • REL A 250 : Section 005
  • REL A 250 : Section 008
  • REL A 250 : Section 024
  • REL A 121 : Section 015
  • REL A 121 : Section 016

2018

  • ANES 332 : Section 001
  • REL A 275 : Section 004
  • REL A 275 : Section 007
  • REL A 275 : Section 030
  • REL A 250 : Section 003
  • REL A 250 : Section 004
  • REL A 250 : Section 006
  • REL A 250 : Section 008
  • REL A 250 : Section 009
  • REL A 250 : Section 024
  • REL A 250 : Section 026

2017

  • REL A 250 : Section 016
  • NES 336R: Section 001
  • NES 336R: Section 001
  • NES 336R: Section 001

2016

  • NES 336R: Section 001
  • REL A 250 : Section 001
  • REL A 250 : Section 002
  • REL A 250 : Section 003
  • REL A 250 : Section 003
  • REL A 250 : Section 005
  • REL A 250 : Section 012
  • REL A 211 : Section 011
  • REL A 211 : Section 024

2015

  • REL A 250 : Section 006
  • REL A 250 : Section 007
  • REL A 211 : Section 007
  • REL A 211 : Section 024
  • REL A 211 : Section 034
  • REL A 211 : Section 008
  • REL A 121 : Section 005
  • REL A 121 : Section 014
  • REL A 121 : Section 025
  • REL A 211 : Section 009
  • REL A 211 : Section 027

2014

  • ANES 332 : Section 001
  • REL A 122 : Section 015
  • REL A 122 : Section 017
  • REL A 122 : Section 026
  • REL A 122 : Section 014
  • REL A 121 : Section 006
  • REL A 121 : Section 010
  • REL A 122 : Section 003
  • REL A 122 : Section 017
  • REL A 122 : Section 052
  • REL A 212 : Section 019

2013

  • REL A 211 : Section 023
  • REL A 212 : Section 005
  • REL A 212 : Section 007
  • REL A 212 : Section 012
  • REL A 122 : Section 001
  • REL A 122 : Section 002
  • REL A 122 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL A 211 : Section 012
  • REL A 211 : Section 014

2012

  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • NES 336R: Section 001
  • NES 336R: Section 001
  • NES 336R: Section 001

2011

  • NES 336R: Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 005
  • REL A 211 : Section 006
  • REL A 211 : Section 008
  • ANES 363 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 008
  • REL A 121 : Section 021
  • REL A 302 : Section 001
  • REL A 302 : Section 005

2010

  • ANES 332 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 008
  • REL A 301 : Section 006
  • REL A 301 : Section 007
  • REL A 121 : Section 003
  • REL A 121 : Section 010
  • REL A 122 : Section 006
  • ANES 331 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL A 211 : Section 016
  • REL A 211 : Section 021
  • REL A 211 : Section 022

2009

  • REL A 211 : Section 045
  • REL A 121 : Section 001
  • REL A 121 : Section 002
  • REL A 122 : Section 008
  • ANES 363 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 012
  • REL A 211 : Section 004
  • REL A 211 : Section 010
  • REL A 211 : Section 013

2008

  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL A 211 : Section 007
  • REL A 211 : Section 012
  • REL A 211 : Section 018
  • REL A 211 : Section 022
  • REL A 122 : Section 003
  • REL A 122 : Section 004
  • REL A 211 : Section 008
  • ANES 331 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 009
  • REL A 211 : Section 014
  • REL A 211 : Section 017
  • REL A 211 : Section 018
  • REL A 211 : Section 023

2007

  • REL A 211 : Section 004
  • REL A 211 : Section 006
  • REL A 211 : Section 030
  • REL A 211 : Section 035
  • REL A 211 : Section 046
  • REL A 212 : Section 003
  • REL A 212 : Section 002
  • REL A 212 : Section 005
  • REL A 122 : Section 078
  • REL A 122 : Section 081
  • REL A 122 : Section 088
  • REL A 122 : Section 057
  • REL A 211 : Section 003
  • REL A 211 : Section 015

2006

  • REL A 122 : Section 021
  • REL A 122 : Section 023
  • REL A 211 : Section 040
  • REL A 211 : Section 041
  • REL A 211 : Section 048
  • REL A 121 : Section 012
  • REL A 302 : Section 001

Presentations

  • Ludlow JW. “Enoch Walked with God, and He Was Not”: Where Did Enoch Go After Genesis?. Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses. September, 2020.
  • Ludlow JW. Joseph and Aseneth: A Conversion Story or Authorial Playfulness in Hellenistic Jewish Texts . Society of Biblical Literature National Meeting. November, 2019.
  • Ludlow JW. The Journey of Angels with Mortals: Earthward Travel . Society of Biblical Literature National Meeting. November, 2019.
  • Ludlow JW. Alma’s Loving Counsel to His Sons about the Law of Justice. Sperry Symposium. October, 2019.
  • Ludlow JW. "Untimely Death: Is There a Good Time to Die?". Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting. July, 2019.
  • Ludlow JW. "Enoch in the Tradition of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)". Enoch Seminar. June, 2019.
  • Ludlow JW. Dependency and Transmission of Abraham Traditions in the Pseudepigrapha. Society of Biblical Literature National Meeting. November, 2018.
  • Ludlow JW. Hyperbolizing Exaggeration: Authorial Playfulness in Hellenistic Jewish Texts. Discovering and Interpreting Humor in the Ancient World. April, 2018.
  • Hopkin SD, Ludlow JW, Reed AC. Latter-day Saint Views on Supersessionism: An Appraisal. Fourth Bi-Annual Latter-day Saint-Jewish Academic Dialogue. March, 2018.
  • Ludlow JW. Didactic First-Person Characterization in The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. Society of Biblical Literature National Meeting. November, 2017.
  • Ludlow JW. "'One Like the Son of Man Came with the Clouds of Heaven': The Context and Influence of the Son of Man Prophecy in Daniel 7". 46th Annual Sperry Symposium. October, 2017.
  • Ludlow JW. The LDS Hymnal and the Sabbath. Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting. November, 2016.
  • Ludlow JW. Eusebius and the Performances of the Gospel Stories. Society of Biblical Literature National Meeting. November, 2015.
  • Ludlow JW. "'They Are Not Cast Off Forever' Fulfillment of the Covenant Purposes". Sperry Symposium. October, 2015.
  • Ludlow JW. “’Fullness of the Gentiles’: Influence on and Impact of Paul’s Statement in Romans 11:25”. Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting. July, 2015.
  • Ludlow JW. Joseph Smith as a Narrator in the Joseph Smith Translation. Society of Biblical Literature National Meeting. November, 2014.
  • Ludlow JW. Stand Down and See the End: Peter’s Characterization in the Gospels. Sidney B Sperry Symposium. October, 2014.
  • Ludlow JW. Is Paul’s Notion of God’s Foreknowledge Consistent with Second Temple Jewish Thought?. Nangeroni Meeting. June, 2014.
  • Ludlow JW. "Are Weeping and Falling Down Funny? Exaggeration in Ancient Novelistic Texts". Society of Biblical Literature National Meeting. November, 2013.
  • Ludlow JW. "Joseph Smith's Reading of Jewish Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha". Church History Symposium. March, 2013.
  • Ludlow JW. "Death and the Afterlife in 2 Baruch". Enoch Seminar. June, 2011.
  • Ludlow JW. "The Father in the Sermon on the Mount". Sidney B Sperry Symposium. October, 2010.
  • Ludlow JW, Biggerstaff M. ?Has the Widow of Zarephath Been Forgotten? How the Bible has been used to encourage LDS welfare and humanitarian aid?. Society of Biblical Literature. 2009.
  • Ludlow JW. 'Uniting All Peoples by the Gospel: David O McKay and the Melting Pot'. Society of Mormon Philosophy and Theology. wwwsmptorg. 2009.
  • Ludlow JW. 'The Powers of the AtonementInsights on the Atonement from the Book of Mormon'. Easter Conference. 2007.
  • Ludlow JW, Plocher C. 'The Evolution of the Angel of Death in Jewish Literature'. Society of Biblical Literature, International Meeting. 2007.
  • Ludlow JW. Paul's Use of Old Testament Scripture in the New Testament. 2006 Sidney B Sperry Symposium,. 2006.
  • Ludlow JW. Appropriation of Egyptian Judgment in The Testament of Abraham?. Evolving Egypt Conference. 2006.
  • Ludlow JW. A Survey of Latter-day Saint Scholarship on John. Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting, LDS and the Bible Consultation. 2006.
  • Ludlow JW. Is the Judgment Scene in The Testament of Abraham Egyptian?. Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting, Pseudepigrapha Section. 2006.
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