Temple Themes in the Scriptures

Publications

Books (Return to top)

In God’s Image and Likeness 1: Creation, Fall, and the Story of Adam and Eve Flyer | Buy | Free Download

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Moses. In God’s Image and Likeness 1, Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Books, 2010.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Creation, Fall, and the Story of Adam and Eve. In God’s Image and Likeness 1, Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Books, Two-Volume Update Edition, 2014.

In God’s Image and Likeness 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel Flyer | Buy | Free Download

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and D.J. Larsen. Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel. In God’s Image and Likeness 2, Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Publishing, 2014.

Temple Themes in the Book of Moses Flyer | Buy (B&W) | Buy (Color) | Free Download

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Temple Themes in the Book of Moses, Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Publishing, 2010.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Temple Themes in the Book of Moses, 2014 update ed. Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Publishing, 2014.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Temas del templo en el libro de Moisés. (Spanish edition of Temple Themes in the Book of Moses.) Translated by Daniel Plata. Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Books, 2015. Free Download

Temple Themes in the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood Flyer | Buy (B&W) | Buy (Color) | Free Download

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Temple Themes in the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood, Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Publishing, 2012.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Temple Themes in the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood, 2014 update ed. Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Publishing, 2014.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Temas del templo en el juramento y el convenio del sacerdocio. (Spanish edition of Temple Themes in the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood.) Translated by Daniel Plata. Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Books, 2014. Free Download

Temple Themes in the Symbols of the Priesthood (forthcoming)

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Temple Themes in the Symbols of the Priesthood, Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Books, forthcoming.

Additional co-authored books

Stephen D. Ricks and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, eds. Proceedings of the Fifth Interpreter Foundation Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference, The Temple on Mount Zion (10 November 2018). Temple on Mount Zion Series 5. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2020, in preparation.

Stephen D. Ricks and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, eds. Sacred Time, Sacred Space, and Sacred Meaning. Proceedings of the Third Interpreter Foundation Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference, The Temple on Mount Zion (5 November 2016). Temple on Mount Zion Series 4. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2020, in press.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and David H. Bailey, eds. Body, Brain, Mind, and Spirit. Science and Mormonism Series 2. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, in preparation.

Bailey, David H., Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, John S. Lewis, Gregory L. Smith, and Michael R. Stark, eds. Cosmos, Earth and Man. Science and Mormonism Series 1. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016. Buy | Free Download

Brown, Matthew B., Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson, eds. Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of the Expound Symposium. Temple on Mount Zion Series 1. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2014. Buy | Free Download

Articles and Book Chapters (Return to top)

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. 2022. ScripturePlus Commentary Minutes on Genesis and the Book of Moses. In Bible Central. https://www.scriptureplus.org. (English and Spanish). Bible Central ScripturePlus Interpreter Foundation

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Enoch and the Gathering of Zion: The Witness of Ancient Texts for Modern Scripture. Orem, Springville, and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, and Eborn Books, 2021. About

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. The First Days and the Last Days: A Verse-By-Verse Commentary on the Book of Moses and JS—Matthew in Light of the Temple. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021. About

Bradshaw, Jeffrey, and Matthew L. Bowen. “‘Made Stronger Than Many Waters’: The Names of Moses as Keywords in the Heavenly Ascent of Moses.” In Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses: Inspired Origins, Temple Contexts, and Literary Qualities, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, David R. Seely, John W. Welch and Scott Gordon, 943–1000. Orem, UT; Springville, UT; Reading, CA; Toole, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR, and Eborn Books, 2021. PDF Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Moses 6–7 and the Book of Giants: Remarkable Witnesses of Enoch’s Ministry.” In Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses: Inspired Origins, Temple Contexts, and Literary Qualities, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, David R. Seely, John W. Welch and Scott Gordon, 1041–256. Orem, UT; Springville, UT; Reading, CA; Toole, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR, and Eborn Books, 2021. Link PDF Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Book of Moses as a Temple Text.” In Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses: Inspired Origins, Temple Contexts, and Literary Qualities, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, David R. Seely, John W. Welch and Scott Gordon, 421–68. Orem, UT; Springville, UT; Reading, CA; Toole, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR, and Eborn Books, 2021. Link (accessed September 11, 2021) PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock. “Moses 1 and the Apocalypse of Abraham: Twin sons of different mothers?” In Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses: Inspired Origins, Temple Contexts, and Literary Qualities, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, David R. Seely, John W. Welch and Scott Gordon, 789–922. Orem, UT; Springville, UT; Reading, CA; Toole, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR, and Eborn Books, 2021. Link (accessed September 11, 2021) PDF Video

Brown, S. Kent, and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. “Man and Son of Man: Probing Theology and Christology in the Book of Moses and in Jewish and Christian Tradition.” In Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses: Inspired Origins, Temple Contexts, and Literary Qualities, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, David R. Seely, John W. Welch and Scott Gordon, 1257–332. Orem, UT; Springville, UT; Redding, CA; Toole, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR, and Eborn Books, 2021. Link (accessed September 11, 2021) PDF Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Ten Questions with Kurt Manwaring on “Hugh Nibley Observed,” June 2021.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. "Truth and Beauty in the Book of Moses." In The Temple: Symbols, Sermons, and Settings. Proceedings of the Fourth Interpreter Foundation Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference, 10 November 2018, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. Temple on Mount Zion 5, in preparation. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Interpreter Radio Show on “Hugh Nibley Observed,” April 11, 2021.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Introduction.” In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks and Stephen T. Whitlock, 1–14. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Ten Questions with Kurt Manwaring on the Book of Moses, https://www.fromthedesk.org/10-questions-jeff-bradshaw/ (September 14, 2020) PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. 2020. “Book of Moses Textual Criticism 3: Was the Book of Moses simply an unplanned afterthought to Moses 1? A response to Thomas A. Wayment. ‘Intertextuality and the purpose of Joseph Smith’s new translation of the Bible.’” In Interpreter Blog. https:/www.interpreterfoundation.org/blog-book-of-moses-textual-criticism-3was-the-book-of-moses-simply-an-unplanned-afterthought-to-moses-1. (accessed September 10, 2020). PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., Matthew L. Bowen, and Ryan Dahle. “Where did the names ‘Mahaway’ and ‘Mahujah’ come from?: A response to Colby Townsend’s ‘Returning to the sources’.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 40 (2020): 181–242. https://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/where-did-the-names-mahaway-and-mahujah-come-from-a-response-to-colby-townsends-returning-to-the-sources-part-2-of-2/ (accessed March 31, 2021). PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., and Ryan Dahle. “Textual criticism and the Book of Moses: A response to Colby Townsend’s ‘Returning to the sources’.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 40 (2020): 99–161. https://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/textual-criticism-and-the-book-of-moses-a-response-to-colby-townsends-returning-to-the-sources-part-1-of-2/ (March 31, 2021) PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and Matthew L. Bowen “By the Blood Ye Are Sanctified”: The Symbolic, Salvific, Interrelated, Additive, Retrospective, and Anticipatory Nature of the Ordinances of Spiritual Rebirth in John 3 and Moses 6. In Stephen D. Ricks and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, eds. Sacred Time, Sacred Space, and Sacred Meaning. Proceedings of the Third Interpreter Foundation Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference, The Temple on Mount Zion (5 November 2016). Temple on Mount Zion Series 4. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2020, pp. 43-239. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and Ryan Dahle. “Could Joseph Smith have drawn on ancient manuscripts when he translated the story of Enoch? Recent updates on a persistent question (4 October 2019).” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 305-73. https://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/could-joseph-smith-have-drawn-on-ancient-manuscripts-when-he-translated-the-story-of-enoch-recent-updates-on-a-persistent-question/. (accessed October 23, 2019). PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Foreword. In Matthew L. Bowen. Name as Key-Word: Collected Essays on Onomastic Wordplay and the Temple in Mormon Scripture. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2018, ix–xliv. In press. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Faith, hope, and charity: The “three principal rounds” of the ladder of heavenly ascent. In “To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch, eds. Paul Y. Hoskisson and Daniel C. Peterson. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2017, pp. 59–112. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and Bowen, Matthew L. “By the Blood Ye Are Sanctified”: The Symbolic, Salvific, Interrelated, Additive, Retrospective, and Anticipatory Nature of the Ordinances of Spiritual Rebirth in John 3 and Moses 6. Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 24, 24 March 2017, pp. 123–316. Link PDF PDF (Finnish translation by Pertti Felin) PDF (Finnish endnotes) Video Audio. Also to appear in Stephen D. Ricks, ed. Proceedings of the 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium. Temple on Mount Zion Series 4. Salt Lake City: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2017, in preparation.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and Paul, K-Lynn “How thankful we should be to know the truth”: Zebedee Coltrin’s witness of the heavenly origins of temple ordinances. Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 21 (2016): 155–232. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “There’s the boy I can trust”: Dennison Lott Harris’ first-person account of the conspiracy of Nauvoo and events surrounding Joseph Smith’s “Last Charge” to the Twelve Apostles. Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 21 (2016): 23–118. PDF Audio

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Science and Genesis: A Personal View.” In Cosmos, Earth and Man, David H. Bailey, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, John S. Lewis, Gregory L. Smith, and Michael R. Stark, eds. Science and Mormonism Series 1. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016, pp. 135–192. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Now that we have the words of Joseph Smith, how shall we begin to understand them? Illustrations of selected challenges within the 21 May 1843 Discourse on 2 Peter 1.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 20 (2016): 47–150. PDF Audio

Bailey, David H. and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. Science and Mormonism. In Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 19:2, 4 March 2016, pp. 17-37. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Frequently Asked Questions About Science and Genesis.” In Cosmos, Earth and Man, David H. Bailey, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, John S. Lewis, Gregory L. Smith, and Michael R. Stark, eds. Science and Mormonism Series 1. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016, pp. 193–257. PDF

Bailey David H. and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. “Introduction: Science and Mormonism.” In Cosmos, Earth and Man, David H. Bailey, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, John S. Lewis, Gregory L. Smith, and Michael R. Stark, eds. Science and Mormonism Series 1. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016, pp. 1–12. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “‘He That Thrusteth in His Sickle with His Might…Bringeth Salvation to His Soul’: Doctrine and Covenants Section 4 and the Reward of Consecrated Service.” In Nick Galieti, ed., D&C 4: A Lifetime of Study in Discipleship. Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Books, 2016, 161–277. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What did Joseph Smith know about modern temple ordinances by 1836?” In The Temple: Ancient and Restored, Stephen D. Ricks and Donald W. Parry, eds. Proceedings of the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium. Temple on Mount Zion Series 3. Salt Lake City: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016, pp. 1–123. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Freemasonry and the Origins of Modern Temple Ordinances.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, vol. 15 (2015), pp. 159-237. Link PDF MP3

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The LDS story of Enoch as the culminating episode of a temple text.” In Enoch and the Temple: Articles from BYU Studies and Videos from Enoch and the Temple Conference. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2014. E-book in Deseret Book Bookshelf, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes and Noble Nook formats.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “A Noah like no other before: A look at the latest biblical film from an LDS perspective.” Deseret News, 3 April 2014. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Sorting Out the Sources in Scripture” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, vol. 9, 2014, pp. 215-272. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The LDS Story of Enoch as the Culminating Episode of a Temple Text” BYU Studies 53:1 (2014), pp. 39-73. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Ark and the Tent: Temple Symbolism in the Story of Noah.” In Temple Insights: Proceedings of the Interpreter Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference ‘The Temple on Mount Zion,’ 22 September 2012, edited by William J. Hamblin and David Rolph Seely. Temple on Mount Zion Series 2, 25-66. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2014. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “‘Standing in the Holy Place’: Ancient and Modern Reverberations of an Enigmatic New Testament Prophecy.” In Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of the Expound Symposium, 14 May 2011, edited by Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson. Temple on Mount Zion Series 1, 71–142. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2014. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Ezekiel mural at Dura Europos: A witness of ancient Jewish mysteries?” In Various Authors, LDS Views on the Old Testament and Apocrypha: Articles from BYU Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013. E-book in Deseret Book Bookshelf, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes and Noble Nook formats.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Tree of Knowledge as the Veil of the Sanctuary.” In Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple Praise and Worship in the Old Testament, edited by David Rolph Seely, Jeffrey R. Chadwick and Matthew J. Grey. The 42nd Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (26 October, 2013), 49-65. Provo and Salt Lake City, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University and Deseret Book, 2013. PDF PDF (Russian translation by Vladimir Kabanov) Expanded version

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and David J. Larsen. “Ancient Affinities within the LDS Book of Enoch Part Two.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, vol. 4, 2013, pp. 29-74. Link PDF MP3

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and David J. Larsen. “Ancient Affinities within the LDS Book of Enoch Part One.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, vol. 4, 2013, pp. 1-27. Link PDF MP3

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., Jacob A. Rennaker, and David J. Larsen. “Revisiting the Forgotten Voices of Weeping in Moses 7: A Comparison with Ancient Texts.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, vol. 2, 2012, pp. 41-71. Link PDF MP3

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and R. J. Head. “The Investiture Panel at Mari and Rituals of Divine Kingship in the Ancient Near East.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity, vol. 4, 2012, pp. 1-42. PDF (Original) PDF (Expanded version)

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Scripture in Depth: Moses 2:14-15.” Mormon Times, 22 April 2010. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Scripture in Depth: Moses 2:3.” Mormon Times, 17 March 2010. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Scripture in Depth: Moses 2:26.” Mormon Times, 10 March 2010. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Ezekiel Mural at Dura Europos: A tangible witness of Philo’s Jewish mysteries?” BYU Studies 49:1 (2010), pp. 4–49. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., and R. J. Head. “Mormonism’s Satan and the Tree of Life.” Element: The Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology 4:2 (2010), pp. 1-54. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Testimony. “Mormon Scholars Testify, 12 March 2009.” Link

Presentations (Return to top)

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “There’s the Boy I Can Trust”: Dennison Lott Harris’ First-Person Account of the Conspiracy of Nauvoo and Events Surrounding Joseph Smith’s “Last Charge” to the Twelve Apostles. Joseph Smith: A Life Lived in Crescendo Virtual Fireside Series. The Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR, Meridian Magazine, 14 November 2021. Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Freemasonry and the Origins of Modern Temple Ordinances. Joseph Smith: A Life Lived in Crescendo Virtual Fireside Series. The Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR, Meridian Magazine, 17 October 2021. Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. "Since Hugh Nibley: Remarkable New Findings on Enoch and the Gathering of Zion." Presented at the 2021 FAIR Conference, Provo, UT, August 4, 2021. Link

FAIR Conference Podcast #76 – Jeff Bradshaw, “Since Hugh Nibley: Remarkable New Findings on Enoch and the Gathering of Zion” Fair Latter-day Saints blog, 25 January 2022, https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/blog

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Faith and Evidence in the Witness of Ancient Texts for the Book of Moses Enoch Story. FAIR Latter-day Saints Blog, 24 January 2022. https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/blog/2022/01/24/come-follow-me-week-5-moses-7 PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Stories of the Saints in the DR Congo.” Santa Barbara Temple Studies Symposium organized by Michael Gunson, Santa Barbara Stake Center, 3 February 2019.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Sixty-eight things that ancient temple worship teaches us about modern temple worship.” Santa Barbara Temple Studies Symposium organized by Michael Gunson, Santa Barbara Stake Center, 2 February 2019.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Temple themes in Genesis and the Latter-day Saint Book of Moses.” B’nai Shalom fireside, Bellevue South Stake Center, Bellevue, Washington, 29 September 2018, https://www.mormonsandjews.org/seattle/gathering-NW.htm (accessed February 26, 2020).

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Beauty and Truth in Moses 1” 2018 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 10 November 2018. Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Stories of the Saints in the DR Congo. Presentation at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah, 2 August 2018. PDF Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Questions and answers from interview for Lee Groberg and Mark Goodman’s PBS Documentary “Joseph Smith: American Prophet,” The Homestead, Midway, Utah, 6 April 2017.

Mormons and Masonry
01-How did Masonry get started in Nauvoo? Download
02-Why would Joseph Smith have been interested in Masonry? Download
03-Was Masonry a rival to the Mormon religion? Download
04-What are some of the similarities and differences between Masonic ritual and Mormon temple ordinances? Download
05-How did Mormons who were Masons feel about their experiences in the temple? Download
06-How did prominent Church leader Heber C. Kimball feel about the compatibility of Masonry and Mormonism? Download
07-Did the Saints in Nauvoo abandon Masonry after the temple ordinances became available? Download
08-What was the significance of Joseph Smith’s final words when he was shot at Carthage? Download

Honesty and Accuracy in Journal-Keeping
09-Is Joseph Smith believable? Download
10-How important was journal-keeping to Joseph Smith? Download
11-How honest are the journals of Joseph Smith and the early Saints? Download
12-Why was journal-keeping felt to be a duty by Mormons? Download
13-What are some of the factors that affect the trustworthiness of journal accounts? Download
14-Is there reason to be skeptical of the accounts of some journal writers? Download

Plural Marriage
15-When and in what context did Joseph Smith begin to learn about plural marriage? Download

Martyrdom
16-To what degree was Thomas Ford complicit in Joseph Smith’s martyrdom? Download
17-Why would the song “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” have been especially meaningful to Joseph Smith? Download

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and Bowen, Matthew L. “By the Blood Ye Are Sanctified”: The Symbolic, Salvific, Interrelated, Additive, Retrospective, and Anticipatory Nature of the Ordinances of Spiritual Rebirth in John 3 and Moses 6. 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 5 November 2016. Video PDF (chapter) PDF (presentation

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. The future isn’t what it used to be: Artificial Intelligence meets natural stupidity. Presentation at the Second Interpreter Science and Mormonism Symposium, March 12, 2016. Video PDF: Edited Transcript Video (large) Video (small)

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Genesis und die Wissenschaft. FAIR Konferenz 2015, Gemeindehaus Damrstad der Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzen Tage, 4. und 5. Juni 2015. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What did Joseph Smith know about the LDS temple endowment by 1836?” 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 25 October 2014. Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Creation, the Fall, and the Lives of Adam and Eve” BYU Campus Education Week, Provo, UT, 19-22 August 2014.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What did Joseph Smith know about the LDS temple endowment by 1836?” Eborn Books Author Presentation, 8 August 2014. (Extended version of Temple on Mount Zion Presentation and book chapter)

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Science and Genesis: A Personal View.” Presentation at the 2013 Interpreter Symposium on Science & Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth & Man, Provo, UT, 9 November 2013. PDF (Expanded version) Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Tree of Knowledge as the Veil of the Sanctuary.” Presentation at the 2013 Forty-Second Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament, Provo, UT, 26 October 2013. PDF (Expanded version)

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel.” Four-part presentation at BYU Campus Education Week, Provo, UT, 19-23 August 2013.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Assistive Systems: Technologies that Help People Do, Sense, and Think.” Invited forum at Brigham Young University – Idaho, Rexberg, ID, 16 May 2013. DOC Video Audio

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and Larsen, David J. “The LDS Book of Enoch as the culminating story of a temple text.” Invited Presentation at the Academy for Temple Studies Conference on Enoch and the Temple, Logan and Provo, Utah, 19 and 22 February 2013. PDF Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and Ronan James Head. “The Ark and the Tent: Temple Symbolism in the Story of Noah.” Symposium on The Temple and Mount Zion. Provo, Utah. 22 September 2012. Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “‘Standing in the Holy Place’: Ancient and Modern Reverberations of an Enigmatic New Testament Prophecy.” Dundee Scotland Stake Fireside. 3 July 2011. Handout

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “‘Standing in the Holy Place’: Ancient and Modern Reverberations of an Enigmatic New Testament Prophecy.” Presentation at the 2011 EXPOUND Symposium, Provo, UT. 14 May 2011. Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Temple Themes in the Book of Moses.” Dundee Scotland Stake Fireside. 9 November 2010. Handout

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Book of Moses: A Surprising and Neglected Treasure.” Stake Fireside, Seattle North Stake Center. 22 August 2010.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Apocalypse of Abraham: An Ancient Witness for the Book of Moses.” Invited presentation at the 2010 FAIR Conference, Sandy, UT. 5 August 2010. Link Deseret News Report MP3 Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Tree of Knowledge as the Veil of the Sanctuary: Reflections on Temple Themes in the Book of Moses.” Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library. 4 August 2010.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and Larsen, David J. “The Ezekiel Mural at Dura Europos and the Mysteries of Aaron, Moses, and Melchizedek.” BYU Studies 50th Anniversary Symposium. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University. 13 March 2010. Interpreter MP3 Video FairMormon YouTube Interview

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “‘The Joy of Our Redemption’: Adam, Eve, and the Atonement.” Invited presentation at the Pensacola Florida Stake Single Adult Conference. 31 October 2009.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and D. J. Larsen. “The Apocalypse of Abraham: An Ancient Witness for the Book of Moses.” Invited lecture at the Eborn Books 2nd Annual Mormon Book Event. 6 August 2009.

Head, R. J. and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. “A Mormon Reading of Satan and the Tree of Life.” Invited lecture, 2009 Conference of the European Mormon Studies Association, Turin, Italy, 30-31 July.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and D. J. Larsen. “L’Apocalypse d’Abraham: Témoin Ancien du Livre de Moïse.” Invited lecture at the FAIR France Conference, Strasbourg, France. 29 March 2009. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and D. J. Larsen. “Die Apokalypse Abrahams: Ein antiker Zeuge für das Buch Mose.” Invited lecture at the FAIR Germany Conference, Frankfurt, Germany. 28 March 2009. PDF
Video (both English and German): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Message of the Joseph Smith Translation: A Walk in the Garden.” Invited lecture at the 2008 FAIR Conference, Sandy, UT. 7 August 2008. PDF Video Mormon Times Report

Interpreter Foundation and Book of Mormon Central (Return to top)

Book of Moses Essays

Book of Mormon Central with Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. Book of Moses Essays.
00. Overview
000a: Introduction to the Book of Moses. (2 May 2020)
000b: Book of Moses FAQ. (9 May 2020)
How Did We Get the Book of Moses?
What Kinds of Challenges Was Joseph Smith Facing at the Time He Received Moses 1?
How Was the Book of Moses Translated?
Did Joseph Smith Use Bible Commentaries in His Translation of the Book of Moses?
Is the Book of Moses in “Final” Form?
Does the Book of Moses Restore the Original Text of Genesis?
Did Moses Write the Book of Genesis?
What Can Be Learned from Comparing the Book of Moses to Ancient Texts?
Does the Book of Moses Have a Basis in History?
Is the Book of Moses a Work of Pseudepigrapha?
Is the Book of Moses Compatible With Science?
Is the Book of Moses a Temple Text?
In Summary, What Should We Make of the Book of Moses?
01. The Heavenly Ascent of Moses (Moses 1) (Insights 31–45)
A. Moses 1 in Its Ancient Context (Moses 1)
031. Heavenly Ascent and Ritual Ascent (Moses 1).
032. The Two-Part Pattern of Heavenly and Ritual Ascent (Moses 1)
033. Moses 1 as a “Missing” Prologue to Genesis (Moses 1), with David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock
034. Moses in the Spirit World (Moses 1:1–8), with David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock
035. Moses Falls to the Earth (Moses 1:9–11), with David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock
036. Moses defeats Satan (Moses 1:12–23), with David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock
037. Moses ascends to heaven (Moses 1:24), with David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock
038. Moses passes through the heavenly veil (Moses 1:25–27), with David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock
039. Moses is “made stronger than many waters” (Moses 1:25), with Matthew L. Bowen, David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock
040. Moses’ vision at the veil (Moses 1:27–30), with David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock
041. Moses in the presence of God (Moses 1:31, chapters 2–4), with David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock
042. The Words of God (Moses 1:1–7, 35, 40–42), by Matthew L. Bowen with Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
B. Moses 1: A Literary Masterpiece
043. Many-Great Waters and Moses’ Mission to Baptize (Moses 1), by Matthew L. Bowen with Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
044. Hebrew Literary Features of Moses 1 (Moses 1), by Mark J. Johnson
045. Chiasmus in Moses 1 (Moses 1), by Mark J. Johnson
03. Moses Sees the Garden of Eden (Moses 3)
052. The Seventh Day (Moses 3:1–3)
053. The Transition between Moses 2 and 3 (Moses 3:4–5)
054. Spiritual Creation (Moses 3:5–7)
055. The Garden of Eden as a Model for the Temple (Moses 3:8–14)
056. The Naming of Animals, Angels, Adam, and Eve (Moses 3:19–20, 23; 4:26)
057. God instructs Adam and Eve (Moses 3:15–17)
058. The Symbolism of the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life (Moses 3:9)
05. The Two Ways (Moses 5)
071. The Prayer of Adam and Eve (Moses 5:4)
072. Adam, Eve, and the New and Everlasting Covenant (Moses 5:4–6)
073. The Five Celestial Laws (Moses chapters 5–8)
06. The Family of Adam and Eve (Moses 6:1–12)
074. The Family of Adam and Eve (Moses 6:1–12)
07. Enoch, the Prophet and Seer (Moses 6–7)
A. Enoch’s Prophetic Commission (Moses 6:26–36)
001. Enoch’s prophetic commission (Moses 6:26–36) — Introduction.
(2 May 2020)
002. The opening of Enoch’s mouth and eyes (Moses 6:31–32, 35). (9 May 2020)
003. Enoch as a lad (Moses 6:31). (16 May 2020)
004. Enoch’s power over the elements (Moses 6:32, 34). (23 May 2020)
B. Enoch’s Preaching Mission (Moses 6–7)
005. Were ancient Enoch manuscripts the inspiration for Moses 6–7? (Moses 6–7). (30 May 2020)
006. Enoch and the other “wild man” (Moses 6:38). (6 June 2020)
007. Could Joseph Smith have borrowed “Mahijah/Mahujah” from the Book of Giants? (Moses 6:40). (13 June 2020)
008. Mahijah and Mahaway interrogate Enoch (Moses 6:40). (20 June 2020)
009. Secret works, oaths, and murders (Moses 6:15). (27 June 2020)
010. Enoch reads from a book of remembrance (Moses 6:46–47). (4 July 2020)
011. Enoch’s call raises the possibility of repentance (Moses 6:47, 50–68). (11 July 2020)
012. The defeat of the gibborim and the roar of the wild beasts (Moses 7:13). (18 July 2020)
013. Imprisonment of the gibborim (Moses 7:38). (25 July 2020)
C. The Teachings of Enoch (Moses 6:51–68)
014. Enoch as a teacher (Moses 6:51–68). (1 August 2020), with Matthew L. Bowen
015. “The Son of Man, even Jesus Christ, a righteous judge” (Moses 6:57). (8 August 2020), with Matthew L. Bowen
016. “By water, and blood, and the Spirit” (Moses 6:58–60). (15 August 2020), with Matthew L. Bowen
017. “By the water ye keep the commandment” (Moses 6:60, 64). (22 August 2020), with Matthew L. Bowen
018. “Out of the waters of Judah” (1 Nephi 20:1; JST Genesis 17:3–7), with Matthew L. Bowen
019. “By the spirit ye are justified” (Moses 6:60, 63, 65–66), with Matthew L. Bowen
020. “By the blood ye are sanctified” (Moses 6:60), with Matthew L. Bowen
021. “Thus may all become my sons” (Moses 6:59, 66–68), with Matthew L. Bowen
D. Enoch, the Prophet and Seer (Moses 7:1–18, 22)
022. Enoch’s transfiguration (Moses 7:1–3)
023. Enoch’s prophecy of the tribes (Moses 7:5–11, 22)
024. The End of the Wicked and the Beginnings of Zion (Moses 7:12–18)
E. Enoch’s Grand Vision (Moses 7:18–69)
025. A Chorus of Weeping (Moses 7:18–49)
026. The Complaining Voice of the Earth (Moses 7:48–49, 54, 61, 64)
027. The Weeping Voice of the Heavens (Moses 7:28–29, 40, 42–43)
028. The Weeping of Enoch (Moses 7:28–43)
029. The Earth Shall Rest (Moses 7:60–69)
030. God Receives Zion unto Himself (Moses 7:18–19, 68–69)
08. Noah and the Ark (Moses 8)
075. The Sons of God and the Sons of Men (Moses 8:1–21)
076. Was Noah’s Ark Designed as a Floating Temple? (Moses 8:22–30, Genesis 6:5–22; chapters 7–8)
077. Was Noah Drunk or in a Vision? (Genesis 9)

DR Congo

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. The Kinshasa DR Congo Temple: A Personal Perspective. Interpreter YouTube Playlist FairMormon YouTube Playlist
Part 1. Preparing for the Kinshasa Temple Open House. 18 March 2019. Video (French with English subtitles) Interpreter PDF
Part 2. Media Session of the Kinshasa Temple Open House. 26 March 2019. Video (French with English subtitles) Interpreter PDF
Part 3. Happy Easter from the DR Congo! 15 April 2019. Video (French with English subtitles) Interpreter FairMormon PDF
— Supplement 3A: Testimony of a Visual Artist Video (French with English subtitles)
Part 4. Vignettes of Joy and Gratitude from the Kinshasa Temple Open House. Video (French with English subtitles) Interpreter PDF
Part 5. A Tale of Two Sealings. 8 May 2019. Video (English only) Interpreter FairMormon PDF
— Supplement 5A: I Was Introduced to My Wife During My Mission Video (French only)
— Supplement 5B: An Accident, a Vision, and a Dream Video (Tshiluba and French with English subtitles)
— Supplement 5C: The Name of the True Church Video (Tshiluba and French with English subtitles)
— Supplement 5D: A Non-Member Called as Relief Society President Video (Tshiluba and French with English subtitles)
Part 6. Harold Swerg. 19 May 2019. Video (via Archive.org) Interpreter PDF

Galieti, Nick. Serving a mission in the heart of Africa, DR Congo, with Jeff Bradshaw. Interview on “LDS Mission Cast” Podcast. 8 November 2018. Link MP3

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. The Church in the DR Congo: A Personal Perspective. Extended version of a presentation prepared for The Interpreter Foundation birthday dinner, 5 August 2018. Interpreter YouTube Playlist FairMormon YouTube Playlist
— Part 1. Prologue — What Brought Us to Africa? Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
— Part 2. A Snapshot of the Church in the DR Congo. Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
— Part 3. The Missionaries. Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
— Part 4. What Attracts People to the Church? Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
— Part 5. Building from Centers of Strength – Kisangani. Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
— Part 6. Building from Centers of Strength – Wagenya. Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
— Part 7. Taking the Gospel to the “Ends of the Earth.” Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
— Part 8. The Temple: “Turning the Hearts of the Children.” Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
— Part 9. The Temple: “Holiness to the Lord.” Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
— Part 10. The Temple: A Light to the World. Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
— Part 11. “The Labourers Are Few.” Interpreter FairMormon PDF Video Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Stories of the Saints in the DR Congo. Presentation at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah, 2 August 2018. PDF Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube Video
— Extended version of Part 1. Da and Angélique Tarr: The Power of Faith. Meridian Magazine, 2 September 2018. Meridian Interpreter FairMormon PDF
— Extended version of Part 2. Charity: “The Greatest of All.” Meridian Magazine, 11 September 2018. Meridian Interpreter FairMormon PDF
— Extended version of Part 3. “Obey ... With Exactness.” Meridian Magazine, 16 September 2018. Meridian Interpreter FairMormon PDF
— Extended version of Part 4. “With All Diligence.” Meridian Magazine, 23 September 2018. Meridian Interpreter FairMormon PDF
— Extended version of Part 5. “Continue in Humility.” Meridian Magazine, 7 October 2018. Meridian Interpreter FairMormon PDF
— Extended version of Part 6. “Abound in Hope.” Meridian Magazine, 14 October 2018. Meridian Interpreter FairMormon PDF
— Extended version of Part 7. “Cease to Sleep Longer Than is Needful.” Meridian Magazine, 16 October 2018. Meridian Interpreter FairMormon PDF

Interpreter Journal

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Interpreter Scripture Roundtables

Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine
Lesson 1: “The Keystone of Our Religion” (1 Nephi 13, 19, 2 Nephi 25, 27, Mormon 8, Ether 5, Moroni 1, 10, and D&C 10, 20, 84)
Lesson 3: “The Vision of the Tree of Life” (1 Nephi 8–12, 15)
Lesson 5: “Hearken to the Truth, and Give Heed unto It” (1 Nephi 16–18)
Lesson 7: “I Know in Whom I Have Trusted” (2 Nephi 3–5)

New Testament Gospel Doctrine
Lesson 4: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” (Matthew 3–4 and John 1)
Lesson 5: “Born Again” (John 3–4)
Lesson 7: “[He] Took Our Infirmities, and Bare Our Sicknesses” (Mark 1–2, 4–5, and Luke 7)
Lesson 9: “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God” (Matthew 6)
Lesson 12: “I Am the Bread of Life” (John 5-6, Mark 6, and Matthew 14)
Lesson 13: “I Will Give unto Thee the Keys of the Kingdom” (Matthew 15–17)
Lesson 16: “I Was Blind, Now I See” (John 9–10)
Lesson 17: “What Shall I Do That I May Inherit Eternal Life?” (Mark 10 and 12, and Luke 12, 14, and 16)
Lesson 20: “Woe unto You, … Hypocrites” (John 12 and Matthew 21–23)
Lesson 21: “What Is the Sign of Thy Coming?” (Joseph Smith—Matthew 1 (Matthew 24))
Lesson 23: “Love One Another, As I Have Loved You” (Luke 22, and John 13–14)
Lesson 24: “This Is Life Eternal” (John 16–17)
Lesson 25: “Not My Will, But Thine, Be Done” (Matthew 26, Mark 14, and Luke 22)
Lesson 27: “He Is Not Here, for He Is Risen” (Matthew 28, Luke 24, and John 20–21)
Lesson 29: “The Number of the Disciples Was Multiplied” (Acts 6–9)
Lesson 33: “Ye Are the Temple of God” (1 Corinthians 1–3, and 5–6)
Lesson 34: “Keep the Ordinances, As I Delivered Them” (1 Corinthians 11–15)
Lesson 35: “Be Ye Reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 1–2, 4–7, 1, 12)
Lesson 37: “Jesus Christ: ‘The Author and Finisher of Our Faith’” (Hebrews 1–11)
Lesson 39: “For the Perfecting of the Saints” (Ephesians 1–2, 4–6)
Lesson 41: “I Have Finished My Course” (1 Timothy 4, 6, 2 Timony 1–4, and Titus 1–3)
Lesson 45: “He That Overcometh Shall Inherit All Things” (Revelation 1-3, and 12)
Lesson 46: “He Will Dwell with Them, and They Shall Be His People” (Revelation 5–6, 19–22)

Old Testament Gospel Doctrine
Lesson 1: “This Is My Work and My Glory” (Moses 1)
Lesson 2: “Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born” (Abraham 3; Moses 4:1-4)
Lesson 3: The Creation (Moses 1:27-42; 2-3)
Lesson 4: “Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened” (Moses 4; 5:1–15; 6:48-62)
Lesson 5: “If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted” (Moses 5-7)
Lesson 6: “Noah … Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House” (Moses 8:19-30; Genesis 6-9; 11:1-9)
Lesson 7: The Abrahamic Covenant (Abraham 1:1-4; 2:1–11; Genesis 12:1-8; 17:1-9)
Lesson 8: Living Righteously in a Wicked World (Genesis 13-14; 18-19)
Lesson 9: “God Will Provide Himself a Lamb” (Abraham 1; Genesis 15-17; 21-22)
Lesson 10: Birthright Blessings; Marriage in the Covenant (Genesis 24-29)
Lesson 11: “How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?” (Genesis 34; 37-39)
Lesson 12: “Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction” (Genesis 40-45)

Interpreter Science and Mormonism Symposia

Second Interpreter Symposium on Science and Mormonism: Body, Brain, Mind, and Spirit, Orem, UT: Utah Valley University, 12 March 2016. Videos Book (forthcoming).

First Interpreter Symposium on Science and Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth, and Man, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 9 November 2013. Videos Book

Hugh Nibley Observed

Book

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock, eds. Hugh Nibley Observed. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021. Link

Published Book Excerpts

Petersen, Zina Nibley, “Nibley’s Early Education." In Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock, eds. Hugh Nibley Observed. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021, 57–76. Link

Thomasson, Gordon C., “Matthew Black and Mircea Eliade Meet Hugh Nibley.” In Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock, eds. Hugh Nibley Observed. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021, 423–432. Link

Book Reviews

Midgley, Louis, “Honoring Hugh Nibley — Again.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 45 (2021): 61-70. Link

Seely, David Rolph, “Remembering Hugh Nibley as a Scholar and, More Importantly, as a Man: Observing the Faith of the Observer” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 45 (2021): 241–250. Link

Hamilton, Andrew, “Bradshaw, Ricks, & Whitlock, Hugh Nibley Observed (Reviewed by Andrew Hamilton).” In Dawning of a Brighter Day: Twenty-First Century Mormon Literature. Association for Mormon Letters, 2021. Link

Hutchinson, Terry L., “Meeting a Doorkeeper in the House of the Lord: A Review of ‘Hugh Nibley Observed.’” Meridian Magazine, June 1, 2021. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Hugh Nibley Observed.” From The Desk of Kurt Manwaring, June 24, 2021. Link

Seely, David Rolph, “Hugh Nibley Observed” Book Notice. BYU Studies Quarterly, 60:2 (2021): 239–240. Link

Hugh Nibley Bibliography

Complete Bibliography for Hugh Nibley (CBHN)

Blog Posts

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., Who Was Hugh Nibley? Announcing a New, Landmark Book, “Hugh Nibley Observed.” (April 1, 2021). Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., “The Book Nobody Wants”: Hugh Nibley and the Book of Mormon (April 8, 2021). Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., Hugh Nibley on Revelation, Reason, and Rhetoric (April 15, 2021). Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., “The Book That Answers All the Questions”: Hugh Nibley and the Pearl of Great Price (April 22, 2021). Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., Why Is Hugh Nibley More Important Now Than Ever? (April 29, 2021). Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., “One Peep at the Other Side”: What Did Hugh Nibley’s Near-Death Experience Teach Him about the Purpose of Life? (May 6, 2021). Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., “We Will Still Weep for Zion”: War and Wealth (May 13, 2021). Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., “Worlds without Number”: Hugh Nibley on Science and Religion (May 20, 2021). Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., “What Would You Do with a Thousand Years to Do Whatever You Wanted?”: Contemplating the “Complete Bibliography of Hugh Nibley (CBHN) (August 12, 2021). Link

Brown, S. Kent. 2021. Enoch, the Book of Moses, and the Book of Giants: More Light on the 1977 Visit of Professor Matthew Black to BYU. In Interpreter Foundation Blog, May 17, 2021. Link

Hugh Nibley Insight Videos, with Companion Podcasts and Transcripts

(Scripts: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw; Video Production: Brenden Fullmer; Podcast Production: Nick Galieti)

What Was Hugh Nibley Thinking About When He Landed His Jeep on the Beach on D-Day? (Hugh Nibley and Lehi’s Path in the Wilderness) (April 8, 2021). Link

Where Did the Idea That the Atonement is an ‘At-One-Ment’ Come From? (Nibley on the Atonement) (April 15, 2021). Link

What Did Enoch Scholar Matthew Black Say To Hugh Nibley about the Book of Moses Enoch Account? (Nibley and the Book of Moses). Link

Have Latter-day Saints Forgotten Hugh Nibley? (April 29, 2021). (Script and video production by Zander Sturgill) Link

How Did Hugh Nibley Become a Spiritual Mentor to an Atheist Basketball Star from Croatia? (Basketball and Ministry – Kresimir Cosic) (May 6, 2021). Link

What Five Things Did Hugh Nibley Teach Us about the Temple? (Nibley and the Temple) (May 13, 2021). Link

Hugh Nibley’s Love for God’s Creation (Nibley on Earth and the Millennium). (May 22, 2021). Link

Hugh Nibley Interview Videos

(Interviewer: Jasmin Gimenez-Rappleye; Video Production: Robert Starling)

Nibley, Hugh W., What Did Hugh Nibley Have to Say about the LDS Enoch and the Aramaic Book of the Giants? (April 7, 2018). YouTube

The Faith of an Observer (full version, with English subtitles) (April 1, 2021) YouTube

The Faith of an Observer (short version, with English subtitles) (April 1, 2021) YouTube

A Conversation about Hugh Nibley with Jack Welch (long and short versions) (April 8, 2021). Link

A Conversation about Hugh Nibley with Shirley Ricks (long and short versions) (April 15, 2021). Link

A Conversation about Hugh Nibley with Stephen T. Whitlock (long and short versions) Link

A Conversation about Hugh Nibley with Daniel C. Peterson (long and short versions) (April 29, 2021). Link

A Conversation about Hugh Nibley with Kirk Magleby (long and short versions) (May 6, 2021). Link

A Conversation about Hugh Nibley with Jeffrey M. Bradshaw (long and short versions) (May 13, 2021). Link

A Parting Message from Hugh Nibley to All of Us (Hugh Nibley’s Final Near-Death Experience) (Brent Hall) (August 12, 2021). Link

Rebecca Nibley Videos with Accompanying Podcasts and Transcripts

Interpreter Radio Show episode with Rebecca Nibley and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw (April 11, 2021). Hosted by Terry Hutchinson, John Gee, and Kevin Christensen. Link

Reading with My Dad (May 22, 2021). Link

Movie Night with My Dad (May 22, 2021). Link

Swimming with My Dad (August 12, 2021). Link

FAIR Conference 2021 Presentations, August 4, 2021

Kirk Magleby, “Unforgettable Hugh Nibley.” Link

Jeff Bradshaw, “Since Hugh Nibley: Remarkable New Findings on Enoch and the Gathering of Zion.” Link

FAIR Conference Podcast #76 – Jeff Bradshaw, “Since Hugh Nibley: Remarkable New Findings on Enoch and the Gathering of Zion” Fair Latter-day Saints blog, 25 January 2022, https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/blog

Book of Moses and Genesis Commentary Minutes

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Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Study KnoWhys

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Why Did Moses Seem to Repeat the Same Experience Twice in His Vision?” Supplement for Personal Study of Gospel Doctrine Lesson 1: “This Is My Work and My Glory” (Moses 1) (JBOTL01A). Meridian Magazine, 1 January 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Was the Nature of Satan’s Premortal Proposal?” Supplement for Personal Study of Gospel Doctrine Lesson 2: “Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born” (Abraham 3; Moses 4:1–4) (JBOTL02A). Meridian Magazine, 4 January 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Can the Architecture of Israelite Temples Teach Us About Creation and the Garden of Eden?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3: The Creation (Moses 1:27–42; 2–3) (JBOTL03A). Meridian Magazine, 9 January 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Did Moses Write the Book of Genesis?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3: The Creation (Moses 1:27–42; 2–3) (JBOTL03B). Meridian Magazine, 12 January 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Did Satan Actually Deceive Eve?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4: “Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened” (Moses 4; 5:1–15; 6:48–62) (JBOTL04A). Meridian Magazine, 16 January 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF
Download the video supplement to this article, “The Tree of Knowledge as the Veil of the Sanctuary” here: Interpreter YouTube Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Was Adam Meant to ‘Rule Over’ or ‘Rule With’ Eve?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4: “Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened” (Moses 4; 5:1–15; 6:48–62) (JBOTL04B). Meridian Magazine, 19 January 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF
Download the video supplement to this article, “The Tree of Knowledge as the Veil of the Sanctuary” here: Interpreter YouTube Video

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Why Was Joseph Smith Initially Prohibited from Publishing His Bible Translation?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 5: “If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted” (Moses 5–7) (JBOTL05A). Meridian Magazine, 21 January 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF
Watch the video supplement to this article, “What Did Joseph Smith Know about Temple Ordinances by 1836?” here: 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference
For a playlist of one-minute video clips discussing various aspects of Mormonism and Masonry in Nauvoo, see the second video supplement to this lesson at the FairMormon YouTube Channel: FairMormon YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “How Does Moses 5–8 Illustrate the Consequences of Keeping and Breaking Temple Covenants One by One?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 5: “If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted” (Moses 5–7) (JBOTL05B). Meridian Magazine, 23 January 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Could Joseph Smith Have Drawn on Ancient Manuscripts When He Translated the Story of Enoch?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 5: “If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted” (Moses 5–7) (JBOTL05C). Meridian Magazine, 25 January 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF
Video supplement, “Could Joseph Smith Have Drawn on Ancient Manuscripts When He Translated the Story of Enoch?”: Download FairMormon YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Did Hugh Nibley Have to Say About the LDS Enoch and the Aramaic Book of the Giants?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 5: “If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted” (Moses 5–7) (JBOTL05D). The Interpreter Foundation, 9 April 2018. Interpreter PDF
Video supplement, “Excerpt from a FARMS videocassette entitled ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Era Dawns.’”: Download Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Was Noah’s Ark Designed As a Floating Temple?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6: “Noah … Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House” (Moses 8:19–30; Genesis 6–9; 11:1–9) (JBOTL06A). Meridian Magazine, 28 January 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF
Video supplement, “The Ark and the Tent: Temple Symbolism in the Story of Noah”: Interpreter YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Was Noah Drunk or in a Vision?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6: “Noah … Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House” (Moses 8:19–30; Genesis 6–9; 11:1–9) (JBOTL06B). Meridian Magazine, 1 February 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Was All the Confusion About at the Tower of Babel?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6: “Noah … Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House” (Moses 8:19–30; Genesis 6–9; 11:1–9) (JBOTL06C). Meridian Magazine, 4 February 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF
Video supplement, “A Tower Of Literary Beauty: Wordplay and Chiasmus in the Story of Babel”: Download Interpreter YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “If ‘All Are Alike Unto God,’ Why Were Special Promises Reserved for Abraham’s Seed?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7: “The Abrahamic Covenant” (Abraham 1:1–4; 2:1–11; Genesis 12:1–8; 17:1–9) (JBOTL07A). Meridian Magazine, 11 February 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Abraham’s Hebron: Then and Now, Part 1: Introduction” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 8: “Living Righteously in a Wicked World” (Genesis 13–14; 18–19) (JBOTL08A). Meridian Magazine, 13 February 2018. Meridian Interpreter
Video: Download Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Abraham’s Hebron: Then and Now, Part 2: The Tomb of the Patriarchs” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 8: “Living Righteously in a Wicked World” (Genesis 13–14; 18–19) (JBOTL08B). Meridian Magazine, 15 February 2018. Meridian Interpreter
Video: Download Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Abraham’s Hebron: Then and Now, Part 3: Jacob’s Well and the Tombs of Joseph and Rachel” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 8: “Living Righteously in a Wicked World” (Genesis 13–14; 18–19) (JBOTL08C). Meridian Magazine, 18 February 2018. Meridian Interpreter
Video: Download Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Abraham’s Hebron: Then and Now, Part 4: Ancient Hebron” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 8: “Living Righteously in a Wicked World” (Genesis 13–14; 18–19) (JBOTL08D). Meridian Magazine, 19 February 2018. Meridian Interpreter
Video: Download Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Abraham’s Hebron: Then and Now, Part 5: Mamre” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 8: “Living Righteously in a Wicked World” (Genesis 13–14; 18–19) (JBOTL08E). Meridian Magazine, 20 February 2018. Meridian Interpreter
Video: Download Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Must every disciple make an Abrahamic sacrifice?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 9: “God Will Provide Himself a Lamb” (Abraham 1; Genesis 15–17; 21–22) (JBOTL09A). Meridian Magazine, 26 February 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What are we to make of Jacob’s apparent deceitfulness?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 10: “Birthright Blessings; Marriage in the Covenant” (Genesis 24–29) (JBOTL10A). Meridian Magazine, 4 March 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Why Are the Stories of Joseph and Judah Intertwined?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 11: “How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?” (Genesis 34; 37–39) (JBOTL11A). Meridian Magazine, 11 March 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “How Should We Understand the Rich Symbolism in Jacob’s Blessings of Judah and Joseph?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12: “Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction” (Genesis 40–45) (JBOTL12A). Meridian Magazine, 19 March 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Can We Learn About Patriarchal Blessings from a Congolese Patriarch?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12: “Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction” (Genesis 40–45) (JBOTL12B). Meridian Magazine, April 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF
Video supplement, “What Is a Patriarchal Blessing?”: Download Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
Video supplement, “What Is the Significance of Lineage in Patriarchal Blessings?”: Download Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube
Video supplement, “What Is the Role of Revelation in Patriarchal Blessings?”: Download Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Did the Lord Mean When He Said Moses Would Become ‘God to Pharaoh’ During the Plagues of Egypt?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13: “Bondage, Passover, and Exodus” (Exodus 1–3; 5–6; 11–14) (JBOTL13A). Meridian Magazine, 25 March 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Can We Learn About the Historical Exodus from Outside the Scriptures?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13: “Bondage, Passover, and Exodus” (Exodus 1–3; 5–6; 11–14) (JBOTL13B). Meridian Magazine, 4 April 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Is There Any Evidence in Egyptian Sources for the Exodus?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13: “Bondage, Passover, and Exodus” (Exodus 1–3; 5–6; 11–14) (JBOTL13C). Meridian Magazine, 15 April 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Similarities Are There Between Egyptian and Israelite Temples?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 14: “Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me” (Exodus 15–20; 32–34) (JBOTL14A). Meridian Magazine, 16 April 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Were Israel’s Most Serious Provocations of the Lord in the Wilderness?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 14: “Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me” (Exodus 15–20; 32–34) (JBOTL14B). Meridian Magazine, 17 April 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “How Do the Serpent and the Shewbread Symbolize Christ?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15: “Look to God and Live” (Numbers 11–14; 21:1–9) (JBOTL15A). Meridian Magazine, 19 April 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Have There Been Any Latter-Day Parallels to Balaam’s Blessing?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 16: “I Cannot Go Beyond the Word of the Lord” (Numbers 22-24; 31:1–16) (JBOTL16A). Meridian Magazine, 26 April 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Are the Most Cited, Recited, and Misunderstood Verses in Deuteronomy?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17: “Beware Lest Thou Forget” (Deuteronomy 6; 8; 11; 32) (JBOTL17A). Meridian Magazine, 29 April 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Did Joshua ‘Utterly Destroy’ the Canaanites?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18: “Be Strong and of a Good Courage” (Joshua 1–6; 23–24) (JBOTL18A). Meridian Magazine, 11 May 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF Finnish translation

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Why and How Should We Study the Old Testament?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19: “The Reign of the Judges” (Judges 2; 4; 6–7; 13–16) (JBOTL19A). Meridian Magazine, 14 May 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “How Does the Book of Ruth Provide a Model for Marriage?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20: “All the City … Doth Know That Thou Art a Virtuous Woman” (Ruth; 1 Samuel 1) (JBOTL20A). Meridian Magazine, 20 May 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Is the Meaning of the Samuel’s Reply: ‘Here Am I’?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21: “God Will Honor Those Who Honor Him” (1 Samuel 2–3; 8) (JBOTL21A). Meridian Magazine, 28 May 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Was the Religious Role of Music in the Life and Times of David?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 22: “The Lord Looketh on the Heart” (1 Samuel 9–11; 13; 15–17) (JBOTL22A). Meridian Magazine, 17 June 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “How Does the Story of David’s Loyalty to Saul Apply in Our Day?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23: “The Lord Be Between Thee and Me For Ever” (1 Samuel 18–20; 23–24) (JBOTL23A). Meridian Magazine, 24 June 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Why Is the Story of David and Bathsheba Significant? (Part 1 of 2)” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24: “Create in Me a Clean Heart” (2 Samuel 11–12; Psalm 51) (JBOTL24A). Meridian Magazine, 28 June 2018 Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Why Is the Story of David and Bathsheba Significant? (Part 2 of 2)” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24: “Create in Me a Clean Heart” (2 Samuel 11–12; Psalm 51) (JBOTL24B). Meridian Magazine, 1 July 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Is There More to Psalm 23 Than Words of Solace and Comfort?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 25: “Let Every Thing That Hath Breath Praise the Lord” (Psalms) (JBOTL25A). Meridian Magazine, 13 August 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Why Does ‘Holiness To the Lord’ Appear on LDS Temples? (History, Meaning, and Purpose)” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 26: “King Solomon: Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness” (1 Kings 3; 5–11) (JBOTL26A). Meridian Magazine, 10 July 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF Interpreter YouTube FairMormon YouTube

(Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 27: “The Influence of Wicked and Righteous Leaders” () (JBOTL27A). N/A.)

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Is the Spirit of Elijah a Healing Power in Addition to Being a Sealing Power?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 28: “After the Fire a Still Small Voice” (1 Kings 17–19) (JBOTL28A). Meridian Magazine, 6 August 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Should We Make of the Story of Elisha and the Bears?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 29: “He Took Up … the Mantle of Elijah” (2 Kings 2:5–6) (JBOTL29A). Meridian Magazine, 9 August 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Is the Significance of the Unusual Symbolism in Elisha’s Healings?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 29: “He Took Up … the Mantle of Elijah” (2 Kings 2:5–6) (JBOTL29B). Meridian Magazine, 9 August 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What New Archaeological Discoveries in Jerusalem Relate to Hezekiah?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 30: “Come to the House of the Lord” (2 Chronicles 29–30; 32; 34) (JBOTL30A). Meridian Magazine, 19 August 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

(Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 31: “Happy Is the Man That Findeth Wisdom” () (JBOTL31A). N/A.)

(Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 32: “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” () (JBOTL32A). N/A.)

(Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 33: “Sharing the Gospel with the World” () (JBOTL33A). N/A.)

(Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 34: “I Will Betroth Thee unto Me in Righteousness” () (JBOTL34A). N/A.)

(Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 35: “God Reveals His Secrets to His Prophets” () (JBOTL35A). N/A.)

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “How Might We Interpret the Dense Temple-Related Symbolism of the Prophet’s Heavenly Vision in Isaiah 6?” An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 36: “The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense” (Isaiah 1–6) (JBOTL36A). Meridian Magazine, 2 October 2018. Meridian Interpreter PDF

Life Lessons Learned

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Five Simple Ways to Maintain Spirituality.” Meridian Magazine, 31 December 2017. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Be Not Weary in Well-Doing” Meridian Magazine, 3 October 2016. PDF Link

The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Future isn’t what it used to be: Artificial Intelligence meets natural stupidity” Meridian Magazine, 2 October 2016. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “How Close Are We to Being Able to Model the Brain?” Meridian Magazine, 4 July 2016. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Can We Become Immortal and Superintelligent by Uploading Our Brains to Supercomputers?” Meridian Magazine, 27 June 2016. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Superintelligence Through Artificial Computational ‘Brains’” Meridian Magazine, 20 June 2016. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “A World with Self-Driving Cars” Meridian Magazine, 13 June 2016. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Future Isn’t What It’s Supposed to Be” Meridian Magazine, 6 June 2016. Link

Tower of Babel

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Tower of Babel: The Scattering at Babel and Gathering of the Last Days.” Meridian Magazine, 13 February 2014. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Tower of Babel: What did it really mean to ‘Confound Their Language’?” Meridian Magazine, 4 February 2014. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Tower of Babel Part 3: ‘Let Us Make Us a Name’.” Meridian Magazine, 28 January 2014. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “A Tower Model of the Babel Story.” Meridian Magazine, 23 January 2014. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Building The Tower of Babel on a Mesopotamian Foundation.” Meridian Magazine, 16 January 2014. Link

Science and Genesis

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Science and the Book of Genesis Part 5.” Meridian Magazine, 29 November 2013. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Science and the Book of Genesis Part 4.” Meridian Magazine, 26 November 2013. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Science and the Book of Genesis Part 3.” Meridian Magazine, 25 November 2013. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Science and the Book of Genesis Part 2.” Meridian Magazine, 22 November 2013. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Science and the Book of Genesis.” Meridian Magazine, 21 November 2013. Link

Holiday Perspectives

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Marvelous Story of the French Villagers Who Witnessed Christ’s Birth in Bethlehem.” Meridian Magazine, 19 December 2017. PDF Original story (translated) Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Reality of Jesus’ Divine Birth and of His Glorious Return.” Meridian Magazine, 24 December 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Adam, Eve, and the First Easter.” Meridian Magazine, 25 March 2010. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Adam and Christ, Eve and Mary at Christmas Time.” Meridian Magazine, 23 December 2009. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Temple Themes in Luke’s Account of the Angels and Shepherds.” Meridian Magazine, 17 December 2009. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Adam, Eve, and the Three Wise Men of the Nativity.” Meridian Magazine, 10 December 2009. PDF (Also in Spanish here, thanks to Juan Reta.)

Temple Themes in the Story of Noah

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “A Strange Story Explained: Temple Symbolism and the Garment of Noah.” Meridian Magazine, 24 January 2013. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Temple Symbolism and the Tent of Noah.” Meridian Magazine, 13 December 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Temple Symbolism in the Garden of Noah.” Meridian Magazine, 30 November 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Temple Symbolism and Noah’s Ark.” Meridian Magazine, 16 November 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Temple Symbolism in the Form of Noah’s Ark.” Meridian Magazine, 23 October 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Taking the Stories of Adam, Eve, and Noah Seriously.” Meridian Magazine, 16 October 2012. Link

Temple Themes in the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What are the Three Degrees Within the Celestial Kingdom?” Meridian Magazine, 9 August 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Parable of the Unjust Judge: ‘Weary Him Until He Blesses You’.” Meridian Magazine, 2 August 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Second Comforter: The Father Teacheth Him.” Meridian Magazine, 26 July 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “‘All That My Father Hath Shall Be Given Unto Him’: Receiving the Kingdom.” Meridian Magazine, 18 July 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Elect of God: Receive the More Sure Word of Prophecy.” Meridian Magazine, 12 July 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Church and Kingdom: Becoming Priests and Kings.” Meridian Magazine, 19 June 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Becoming ‘the Seed of Abraham’: The Sealing and Healing Power of Elijah.” Meridian Magazine, 6 June 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Meaning of the Atonement.” Meridian Magazine, 30 May 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Passing the Angels Who Stand As Sentinels.” Meridian Magazine, 25 May 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What is the Endowment? Becoming ‘the Sons of Moses and of Aaron’.” Meridian Magazine, 16 May 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “How Are We Physically and Spiritually Reborn in the Temple?” Meridian Magazine, 9 May 2012. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Knowledge as the Principle of Salvation.” Meridian Magazine, 25 April 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “A Christ-Centered View of the Plan of Happiness.” Meridian Magazine, 18 April 2012. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Why Do We Participate in Temple Ordinances?” Meridian Magazine, 12 April 2012. Link

Temple Themes in the Book of Moses

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Five Celestial Laws.” Meridian Magazine, 22 April 2010. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Adam, Eve, and the New and Everlasting Covenant.” Meridian Magazine, 15 April 2010. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Prayer of Adam and Eve.” Meridian Magazine, 8 April 2010. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Three Perspectives on the Atonement.” Meridian Magazine, 1 April 2010. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The ‘Temple Work’ of Adam and Eve.” Meridian Magazine, 18 March 2010. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Stand Ye in Holy Places and Be Not Moved.” Meridian Magazine, 11 March 2010. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Nakedness and the Clothing of Adam and Eve.” Meridian Magazine, 4 March 2010. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Was Eve Beguiled?” Meridian Magazine, 25 February 2010. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “A Curse for the Serpent and Blessings for Adam and Eve.” Meridian Magazine, 19 February 2010. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The False Apron and the Tree of Death and Rebirth.” Meridian Magazine, 12 February 2010. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The False and the True ‘Keeper of the Gate.’” Meridian Magazine, 4 February 2010. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Tree in the Midst of the Garden and the Temple Symbolism of the ‘Center.’” Meridian Magazine, 28 January 2010. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Temple Symbolism of the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge.” Meridian Magazine, 21 January 2010. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Creation and the Garden of Eden as Models for Temple Architecture.” Meridian Magazine, 14 January 2010. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Vision of Moses as a Heavenly Ascent.” Meridian Magazine, 6 January 2010. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Book of Moses: The Most Surprising and Neglected Scripture.” Meridian Magazine, 31 December 2009. PDF Link

Enoch

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Looking Up to Zion: The Ancient City of Enoch Then and Now. Enoch and the Gathering of Zion 4 of 4. Meridian Magazine, 27 January 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. New Discoveries about Enoch’s Battles and the Gathering of His People. Enoch and the Gathering of Zion 3 of 4. Meridian Magazine, 24 January 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Mahijah, the Unlikely Co-Star of the Enoch Story. Enoch and the Gathering of Zion 2 of 4. Meridian Magazine, 13 January 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. The Rediscovery of Enoch. Enoch and the Gathering of Zion 1 of 4. Meridian Magazine, 7 January 2022. PDF Link

Genesis

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Why are the stories of Joseph and Judah intertwined? Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 9 March 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “In his own time, and in his own way, Part 3: Jacob’s ascent to the heavenly temple." Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 3 March 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “In his own time, and in his own way, Part 2: Jacob’s wrestle with an angel and promise of a new name." Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 2 March 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “In his own time, and in his own way, Part 1: Jacob ascends the ladder of exaltation." Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 2 March 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. What are we to make of Jacob’s apparent deceitfulness? Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 24 February 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. The Happiest Interlude in Genesis: Abraham’s Steward Matches Isaac with Rebekah. Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 22 February 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. What Does It Mean to Know God?: Abraham’s Greatest Test. Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 18 February 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. What Does It Mean to Know God?: Abraham at Mamre, Lot at Sodom, and Abimelech at Gerar. Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 16 February 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. If “All Are Alike Unto God,” Why Were Special Promises Reserved for Abraham’s Seed? Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 13 February 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Does Science Support the Idea of the Splitting of an Original Language at the Tower of Babel? Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 3 February 2022. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Was Noah Drunk or in a Vision? Come Follow Me. Meridian Magazine, 31 January 2022. PDF Link

Exodus

Proctor, Scot and Maurine and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. Podcast: When We are Up against a Red Sea—Come Follow Me Old Testament Podcast #15, Exodus 14-17, 1 April 2022. PDF MP3 Link

Interviews and Reviews (Return to top)

Dahle, Ryan. Book Review: Enoch and the Gathering of Zion. Book of Mormon Central, 23 February 2022. PDF Link

Hutchinson, Terry L., “A New Biography of Enoch (and an Excellent Tool for the Book of Moses).” Meridian Magazine, December 26, 2021. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Interpreter Radio Show on “The First Days and the Last Days” and “Enoch and the Gathering of Zion,” December 12, 2021.

Midgley, Louis, “Honoring Hugh Nibley — Again.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 45 (2021): 61-70. Link

Seely, David Rolph, “Remembering Hugh Nibley as a Scholar and, More Importantly, as a Man: Observing the Faith of the Observer” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 45 (2021): 241–250. Link

Hamilton, Andrew, “Bradshaw, Ricks, & Whitlock, Hugh Nibley Observed (Reviewed by Andrew Hamilton).” In Dawning of a Brighter Day: Twenty-First Century Mormon Literature. Association for Mormon Letters, 2021. Link

Hutchinson, Terry L., “Meeting a Doorkeeper in the House of the Lord: A Review of ‘Hugh Nibley Observed.’” Meridian Magazine, June 1, 2021. Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Hugh Nibley Observed.” From The Desk of Kurt Manwaring, June 24, 2021. Link

Seely, David Rolph, “Hugh Nibley Observed” Book Notice. BYU Studies Quarterly, 60:2 (2021): 239–240. Link

Nielsen, Chad, A Whole Lot of Hugh Nibley [Review of Hugh Nibley Observed]. Times and Seasons, 30 June 2021. PDF Link

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Ten Questions with Kurt Manwaring on “Hugh Nibley Observed,” June 24, 2021. PDF Link

Nibley, Rebecca and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. Interpreter Radio Show on “Hugh Nibley Observed,” April 11, 2021. MP3 Link

Boylan, Robert. Jeffrey M. Bradshaw: Beauty and Truth in Moses 1. Scriptural Mormonism, 21 December 2018. Link

Galieti, Nick. Serving a mission in the heart of Africa, DR Congo, with Jeff Bradshaw. Interview on “LDS Mission Cast” Podcast. 8 November 2018. Link MP3

Densley, Stephen T., Jr. Celebrating the Work of John W. Welch. In Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, 28 (2018), 37–46 (accessed 23 February 2018). Link

Clark, Dennis. Review of Hoskisson and Peterson, eds., “To Seek the Law of the Lord”: essays in honor of John W. Welch. Association for Mormon Letters (accessed 23 February 2018). Link

Mischel, Marie. “Vatican Astronomer to Speak at Science and Mormonism Symposium.” Meridian Magazine. 9 March 2016. Link

Mischel, Marie. “Vatican astronomer to speak at three free events.” Intermountain Catholic. 26 February 2016. Link

Nichols, Julie J. “A Modern View of Ancient Temple Worship.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 17 (2016): 177–180. Link

Nick Galieti. Interview on “The Good Word” Podcast. 12 May 2014. Link

Hutchinson, Terry L. “Another Book I Wish I’d Written: A Review of In God’s Image and Likeness 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel.” Meridian Magazine. 21 April 2014. Article

Martin Tanner. Interview on KSL Radio’s “Religion Today” program. 6 April 2014. MP3

Whitmer, Mike. “What’s new: ‘In God’s Image and Likeness 2’ is a commentary on the second half of the Book of Moses” Deseret News. 27 March 2014. Article

Peterson, Daniel. “Defending the Faith: ‘In God’s Image and Likeness.’” Deseret News. 27 March 2014. Article

Smoot, Stephen O. “Taking the Stories of Primeval History Seriously.” FairMormon. 26 January 2014. Link

Eliason, Eric A. “BYU Studies Review of In God’s Image and Likeness 1 and 2.” BYU Studies 53, no. 1 (2014), pp. 179-182. PDF

“Conference to Explore Relationship Between Mormonism and Science.” Student Review. Article

Densley, Steve, Jr. Mormon FAIR-Cast 108: Jeffrey Bradshaw on Temple Themes in the Scriptures, FairMormon, 26 September 2012. Link

Mitton, George L. “Book Review: Temple Themes in the Book of Moses, by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, 2012. pp 57-59. Link MP3

Hauglid, Brian M. “A New Resource on the Book of Moses: Review of Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, In God’s Image and Likeness: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Moses.” Mormon Studies Review, 23:1 (2011), pp. 57-60. PDF

Morrill, Kaylene. “LDS scientist learns by study and by faith.” Deseret News. 26 April 2011. Article PDF (also published in Mormon Times, PDF).

Larsen, David. “Temple Themes in the Book of Moses: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Answers Questions About His New Book.” Interview on the Heavenly Ascents Blog. 20 August 2010. Interview

Shill, Aaron. “Being a tourist among Old Testament culture.” Mormon Times, 11 February 2010. Article

Mikita, Carole. “People of Faith: An interview with Jeffrey M. Bradshaw.” Interview on KSL Radio’s “People of Faith” program. 3 January 2010. MP3

Larsen, David. “In God’s Image and Likeness: An Interview with author Jeffrey M. Bradshaw.” Interview on the Heavenly Ascents Blog. 8 December 2009-13 January 2010.
Part 1 (The writing of “In God’s Image”)
Part 2 (The book of Moses as a temple tutorial)
Part 3 (On the use of apocrypha and pseudepigrapha)
Part 4 (Scholarship on the the book of Moses)
Part 5 (Science and Mormonism; lessons learned from the book of Moses)

Carole Mikita, Bob Brown, and Brian Hyer. The Heart of the Storm. KSL-TV Documentary on Church relief efforts for Hurricane Ivan in Pensacola, first aired 25 November 2004. PDF Video