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Lehi's Jerusalem topic of BYU FARMS symposium Feb. 21

The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies at Brigham Young University will sponsor a Book of Mormon symposium, “Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem,” on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.

The symposium will explore the ancient world of Jerusalem and will cover topics including law and politics, everyday life and agriculture, ancient Hebrew writings, prophecy and Jerusalem as seen by its surrounding neighbors.

The symposium will be held in conjunction with the release of a new book by FARMS titled “Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem.”

Scholars from BYU will make presentations at the symposium. Many of the scholars wrote articles which will appear in the book.

Presenters include:

  • Terry B. Ball, associate dean of religious education and associate professor of ancient scripture at BYU.

  • S. Kent Brown, director of ancient studies and professor of ancient scripture at BYU.

  • John W. Welch, the Robert K. Thomas professor of law at BYU, editor-in-chief of “BYU Studies” and founder of FARMS.

  • Jeffrey R. Chadwick, associate professor of church history and doctrine at BYU.

  • Wilford M. Hess, professor of botany and range science at BYU.

  • Dana M. Pike, associate professor of ancient scripture at BYU.

  • David R. Seely, professor of ancient scripture at BYU.

  • Jo Ann H. Seely, instructor in ancient scripture at BYU. For more information about the symposium, visit the FARMS Web site at http://farms.byu.edu or call Jacob Rawlins at (801) 422-8646.

    Writer: Thomas Grover

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