Dr. Hoskisson is a professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University and is the director of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
Dr. Hoskisson has taught classes at BYU since 1981 on the Book of Mormon, the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Pearl of Great Price, the history of civilization, and Ugaritic, Akkadian, and Hebrew languages. Before coming to BYU, he worked at the Universität Zürich, Switzerland, and the Universität Tübingen, Germany. He was granted his PhD from Brandeis University in ancient Near Eastern Studies and his master's and bachelor's degrees from BYU.
Throughout his career, Dr. Hoskisson has served in many university assignments, including as associate dean of Religious Education, as the Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding, and as the coordinator of Near Eastern Studies in the David M. Kennedy Center. He also participates in international organizations such as the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Oriental Society, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and the Mormon History Association.
Hoskisson has authored more than 35 articles, book chapters, or book
reviews. His recent publications include "Aaron's Golden Calf,"
in The FARMS Review; "Looking Beyond the Mark," in A Witness
for the Restoration: Essays in Honor of Robert J. Matthews; and
"Neo–Assyrian Rhetoric: The Example of the Third Campaign of Sennacherib
(704–681 B.C.)," with Grant Boswell in Rhetoric Before and Beyond
the Greeks. He has also edited four books, including Historicity
and the Latter–day Saint Scriptures.
Paul Y. Hoskisson, "The Plan of Salvation in the first Six Books of the Old Testament," in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, ed. D. Kelly Ogden, Jared W. Ludlow, and Kerry Muhlestein (Provo, UT and Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, and Deseret Book, 2009), 48–66.
Hoskisson, Paul Y., and Michael D. Rhodes. "Ancient Semitic in Egyptian Pyramids?" Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 1, 74–75.
———. "Response to the Comments." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1, 38–39.
———. "Aaron's Golden Calf." FARMS Review 18, no. 1, 375–87.
———. "Review of ‘Christ's Answer to the Atheist, to the Jew: Who Wrote It?'" by Earl W. Carlsen. FARMS Review 2, no. 1, 63–64.
———. "Review of ‘Every Person in the Book of Mormon: A Chronological Reference and Synopsis," by Lynn F. Price. FARMS Review 9, no. 2, 28.
Hoskisson, Paul Y. "Looking Beyond the Mark." In A Witness for the Restoration: Essays in Honor of Robert J. Matthews, edited by Kent P. Jackson and Andrew C. Skinner. Provo: Utah: Religious Studies Center, 2007.
———. "Aaron's Golden Calf." The FARMS Review, 18, no. 1 (2006): 375–87.
———. "Why is Abba in the New Testament?" The Religious Educator 6, no. 1 (2005): 43–49.
———. "Alma as a Hebrew Name." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7, no. 1 (1998): 72–73.
———. "Without (the) Law." BYU Studies 37, no. 3 (1998): 219–22.
———. "By What Authority Did Lehi, a non–Levite Priest, Offer Sacrifices?" Ensign, March 1994, 54.
———. "Where Was the Ur of Abraham?" Ensign, July 1991, 62–63.
———. "Explicating the Mystery of the Rejected Foundation Stone: The Allegory of the Olive Tree," BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (1991): 77–87.
Chapters in Books:
Hoskisson, Paul Y. "Neo–Assyrian Rhetoric: The Example of the Third Campaign of Sennacherib (704–681 B.C.)." with Grant Boswell, Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks. Edited by Roberta Binkley and Carol Lipson. Albany: State University of New York, 2004.
———. "The Witness for Christ in Psalm 22." In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret, 2001, 290–301.
———. "The Need for Historicity." In Historicity and the Latter–day Saint Scriptures. Edited by Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo: Religious Studies Center, 2001), 99–121.
———. "A Latter–day Saint Reading of Isaiah in the Twentieth Century: The Example of Isaiah 6." In The Old Testament and the Latter–day Saints. Salt Lake City: Randall, 1986, 193–210.
———. "The Message of Biblical History: The Example of the Scattering of the House of Israel." In A Symposium on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints, 1983, 81–84.
———. "Another Significance of the Golden Calf Motif." In Tinkling Cymbals: Essays in Honor of Hugh Nibley. Edited by John W. Welch. Provo: 1978, 55–70.
Hoskisson, Paul Y. "Review of Did God Have a Wife?" by William Dever. Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel, in BYU Studies 45, no. 2 (2006): 186–89.
———. "Review of
Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet," by Victor L. Ludlow. BYU
Studies 23 (1983): 503–08.