Dr. Victor Ludlow is a scholar of Isaiah and Judaism. He graduated with high honors from BYU and was a Danforth Fellow at Harvard and Brandeis Universities, where he received a Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. He has authored numerous articles and the books: Unlocking the Old Testament; Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet; Principles and Practices of the Restored Gospel; and Unlocking Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. His most recent audio lecture is "Latter–day Insights: The Middle East."
currently teaches Writings of Isaiah, Judaism and the Gospel, Book of
Mormon, and Old Testament and uses his vast language skills as he teaches
and researches. He knows German, Hebrew, Arabic, French, and Latin.
Professor Ludlow's scholarship explores the areas of Bible studies,
the Middle East, Jewish history and theology, and comparative Latter–day
Saint theology, with a special emphasis upon covenants. It was Dr. Ludlow
who originally developed the Writings of Isaiah class for BYU and the
CES. He researches Isaiah, Covenants, Judaism, History of the House
of Israel, Agency, and Gospel Principles. He and his wife Virginia have
six children and fifteen grandchildren.
Ludlow, Victor L. "Isaiah and the Book of Mormon: A Study Guide for Understanding the Writings of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon." FARMS Review, 3, no. 1, 147–49
———. "Isaiah as Taught by the New Testament Apostles." In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints. Orem, Utah: Randall Book Company, 1987, 149–60.
———. "Major Jewish Groups in the New Testament." Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute.
———. "Covenant Teaching in the Book of Mormon." The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson. Edited by ———. Stephen D. Ricks and Andrew Hedges. Provo: FARMS, 2000, 305–21.
———. "Covenant Teachings of the Scriptures." BYU Devotional, Provo, Utah, October 13, 1998.
———. "Covenants: Our Bond with the Divine." BYU-I Devotional, Rexburg, Idaho, March 9, 2004.
———. "I Have a Question." Ensign, April 1985, 35–37.
Ludlow, Victor L. "The Scattering and Gathering of Israel: God's Covenant with Abraham
Remembered through the Ages." Window of Faith: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on World History. BYU Religious Studies Center, 2005, 97–120.
———. "Covenant Teachings in the Book of Mormon." In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2000, 67–93.
———. "Habakkuk," in Studies in Scripture: Vol. 4, The Old Testament (1 Kings to Malachi). Edited by Kent P. Jackson. SLC: Deseret Book Co., 1993, 187–92.
———. "David, Prophetic Figure of Last Days." The Encyclopedia of Mormonism. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1991.
———. "Isaiah, Authorship." The Encyclopedia of Mormonism. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1991.
———. "Priesthood in Biblical Times." The Encyclopedia of Mormonism. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1991.
———. "Unlocking Old Testament Prophecy." Ensign, October, 1990, 58–63.
———. "Jesus' ‘Covenant People Discourse' in 3 Nephi." Provo: BYU Press, March, 1989.
———. "Judaism." In Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View. Edited by Spencer J. Palmer. Provo: BYU Press, 1988, 117–33.
———. "I Have a Question." Ensign, April, 1985, 37.
———. "Aaron." Ensign, February, 1981, 36–40.
———."Jeremiah's Prophecies Concerning the Gathering of the Jews in the Last Days." Sperry Lecture Series, College of Religious Instruction, BYU, March 28, 1974.
———. "The Breastplate of the High Priest." Ensign, October, 1973, 60–61.
———. "Israelites Governing in Gentile Nations." Ensign, October, 1973, 29.
"Jewish Migrations." Ensign, May, 1972, 18–24.
Ludlow, Victor L. Unlocking Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., October, 2003.
———. Principles and Practices of the Restored Gospel. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., November, 1992.
———. Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., April, 1982.
Unlocking the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., August,