New Testament

New Testament

Jesus Door Knock MormonI Have a Question: “Is anything beyond scripture known about the Christmas traditions of the wise men and the star?” The Ensign, October 1981

“Archaeological Evidences for the Garden Tomb,” Newsletter & Proceedings of the SEHA No. 148, April 1982.  Originally presented as paper at the 30th annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures and Allied Fields, 26 September 1981. Posted on the Ancient America Foundation web site. A slightly revised version was subsequently published as “The Garden Tomb,” The Ensign, April 1983.

I Have a Question: “Jesus once said, ‘It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ (Matt. 19:24.)  Can you give me some background on this statement?” The Ensign, March 1985

“The Priestly Tithe in the First Century A.D,” BYU Studies 36/3 (1996-97).  Simultaneously published in John F. Hall and John W. Welch, Masada and the World of the New Testament (Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 1997).

“What Do We Know about the Wise Men?” Insights: An Ancient Window 18/12 (December 1998). Revised version published as “Three Wise Men Still a Mystery,” Orem Daily Journal, 1 January 1999.

“When Was the First Christmas?” Orem Daily Journal, 13 December 1998

“Background on the Gospels,” Insights: An Ancient Window 19/1 (January 1999).  Reprinted as “4 Gospels Vary in Their Accounts,” Orem Daily Journal, 31 January 1999

“Some Leaders Defended Jesus,” Orem Daily Journal, 17 January 1999

“The Sermon on the Mount: Restoration of the Higher Law,” Insights: An Ancient Window 19/2 (February 1999).  Reprinted as “Restoration of the Higher Law,” Orem Daily Journal, 28 February 1999. A revised version was posted as “The Sermon on the Mount,” on the SHIELDS web site, 2003. Also posted on the Book of Mormon Research web site, 2008.

“The Lord Appointed Other Seventy Also,” Insights: An Ancient Window 19/4 (April 1999). Reprinted in Orem Daily Journal, 16 May 1999.

“John the Baptist and the Keys of Baptism,” Insights: An Ancient Window 19/6 (June 1999).

“The Higher and Lesser Laws,” in Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and Stephen D. Ricks, eds., Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman G. Madsen (Provo: FARMS, 2002)

“Salvation by Grace Alone?” posted on the FAIR web site, 2002

.French version, “Ponce Pilate: Le Traitre qui s’en lavait les mains,” posted on the Idumea seb site.

I wrote the commentaries of the biblical Johannine literature (gospel of John, Revelation, and the epistles attributed to John), in Kevin L. Barney, ed., “Footnotes to the New Testament for Latter-day Saints,” posted on the Feast Upon the Word web site.

“Jesus’ Triumphal Entry,” posted on the Meridian Magazine site, May 2007

“Symbolism of the Sacrament,” posted on the Meridian Magazine site, June 2007

posted on the Meridian Magazine site, July 2007