Ludlow spent six years teaching Religion and History at BYU Hawaii,
and served the last two years as Chair of the History Department there.
He received a Bachelor's degree from BYU in Near Eastern Studies, Master's
degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Biblical Hebrew,
and PhD in Near Eastern Religions from UC–Berkeley and the Graduate
Theological Union. His dissertation was published as a book, Abraham
Meets Death: Narrative Humor in the Testament of Abraham, by Sheffield
Academic Press. Enjoys participating in the Society of Biblical Literature
and Sperry and FARMS symposia at BYU. Dr. Ludlow has also lived in Israel
for a time. He is married to Margaret (Nelson), and has five children.
Currently, Dr. Ludlow teaches Old Testament, New Testament, and Book
of Mormon and specializes in the Bible, Ancient Judaism, Early Christianity.
He has researched Second Temple Judaism, Pseudepigrapha, and Early Christianity
in depth and knows Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Portuguese, and German.
Ludlow, Jared W. "The Book of Acts: A Pattern for Modern Church Growth," in Shedding Light on the New Testament: Acts–Revelation, ed. Ray L. Huntington, Frank F. Judd Jr., and David M. Whitchurch (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009), 1–29.
———. "A Tale of Three Communities: Jerusalem, Elephantine, and Lehi–Nephi." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 2 (2007): 28–41.
———. "Paul's Use of
Old Testament Scripture," In
Sperry Symposium Classics: How the New Testament Came
To Be. Edited by Kent P. Jackson and Frank F. Judd Jr. Provo,
UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006, 227–42.
Ludlow, Jared. "The Powers of the Atonement: Insights from the Book of Mormon." The Religious Educator 9, no. 2 (2008): 21–29.
———. "A Tale of Three Communities: Jerusalem, Elephantine and Lehi-Nephi." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 2 (2007): 28–41.
———. "Paul's Use of Old Testament Scripture." In Sperry Symposium Classics: How the New Testament Came To Be. Edited by Kent P. Jackson and Frank F. Judd Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006, 227–42.
———. "Humor and Paradox in the Characterization of Abraham in the Testament of Abraham." In Ancient Fiction: The Matrix of Early Christian and Jewish Narrative. Edited Jo-Ann A. Brant, Charles W. Hedrick, and Chris Shea. SBL Symposium Series 32; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005, 199–214.
———. "Abraham's Visions of the Heavens." In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant. Edited by John Gee and Brian Hauglid. Studies in the Book of Abraham, 3. Provo: ISPART BYU, 2005, 57–73.
———. "Justice and Mercy in the Book of Deuteronomy. (Is There Mercy in the Old Testament?)" FARMS Occasional Papers 4 (2003): 13–24.
———. "The Testament of Abraham: Which Came First—Recension A or Recension B?" Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 13, no. 1 (2002): 3–15.
———. "What are the Qdose Qdosim in ‘The Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice?'" Journal of the Association of Graduate Students in Near Eastern Studies (JAGNES), 7 (Spring 1997): 42–51.
Ludlow, Jared. Abraham
Meets Death: Narrative Humor in the Testament of Abraham.
New York: Continuum (Sheffield Academic Press), 2002.