Professor of Ancient Scripture
“Bridging Divides and Raising Awareness: Holy Envy and Latter-Day Saints”
Eric D. Huntsman is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, where he also directs the Kennedy Center’s Ancient Near Eastern Studies (ANES) program. With majors focusing on the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament, the ANES program is effectively the academic study of the Bible at BYU. Huntsman and his family lived in the Holy Land from 2011 to 2012 while he was teaching at the BYU Jerusalem Center. He coauthored Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament in 2006 and has published three books since that seek to bring biblical scholarship to a broader LDS audience: the Miracles of Jesus (2014), Good Tidings of Great Joy, on the Infancy narratives (2011); and God So Loved the World, on the Passion narratives (2011). His latest publication for an LDS audience is Worship: Adding Depth to Your Devotion (2016). Huntsman received an MA and a PhD in ancient history from the University of Pennsylvania.