1013-1016: David Bokovoy – Bible Scholar, Former CES Employee
November 24, 2018
In these highly-anticipated episodes of Mormon Stories Podcast, we interview David Bokovoy – one of Mormonism’s leading Bible scholars. David has an MA from Brandeis University in Jewish Studies and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East. He worked for the LDS Church Education System for 18 years, was chaplain at Harvard University, and taught LDS Institute at Harvard, Wellesley, and MIT. He is the author of 2 books including Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis-Deuteronomy, dozens of articles, and was a co-founder of the Mormon Interpreter with Daniel C. Peterson.
This interview focuses on David’s personal faith journey, including his fascinating story of falling in love with the Hebrew language and deeply studying the Bible—to forgoing a possibly more lucrative academic career to move to Utah to teach in CES. We also delve into his time writing in the apologetic realm, and we land where David finds himself today in terms of spirituality.