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D. Kelly Ogden

Meet Author D. Kelly Ogden
D. Kelly Ogden is professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He has taught courses in Hebrew, Old and New Testament, writings of Isaiah, the Bible as literature, history of the ancient Near East, biblical and modern geography of the Holy Land, Pearl of Great Price, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants. For a span of fourteen years he helped administer BYU's study programs in the Holy Land. Brother Ogden earned a B.A. in English and Spanish, an M.Ed. in International Education, an M.A. in Hebrew language and historical geography of the Bible, and a Ph.D. in Middle East Studies. He is the author of several books, including The Holy Land - A Geographical, Historical, and Archaeological Guide to the Land of the Bible (co-authored with Jeffrey R. Chadwick); Where Jesus Walked - The Land and Culture of New Testament Times; Jerusalem, The Eternal City (with David B. Galbraith and Andrew C. Skinner); Discovering the World of the Bible (with LaMar C. Berrett); The President and the Preacher - Memoirs of a Mission President and Companion (with Marcia H. Ogden); Pioneering the East (30 years' involvement in the Holy Land, 1972 - 2002); Before You Get to Heaven (8 Mighty Changes God Wants for You); Verse by Verse - The Four Gospels (with Andrew C. Skinner); Verse by Verse - Acts through Revelation (with Andrew C. Skinner); The President and the Preacher II - Memoirs of a Missionary Training Center President and Companion (with Marcia H. Ogden).
Author's Published Articles
2014-06-06

Changes have been made in the Church to accommodate growth and progress, but some changes have been dramatic and traumatic. ...

2014-01-27

President Spencer W. Kimball once coined an interesting new term: “anonymosity”—a combination of “anonymity” and “a...

2014-01-20

There is intense interest in the book that recounts the near-death experiences and visions of the future of a member of the chu...

2013-12-09

The Lord does not expect us to paste a smile on our face and just keep grinning through all the agonizing and painful trials th...

2013-10-01

A response to the sisters who are pressing for entrance into the priesthood session of the LDS Church’s General Conference. ...

2013-09-06

I have met some people over the years who felt the political situation in the Holy Land was all “cut and dried”: that we La...

2013-07-16

Repentance is not just feeling guilty for having sinned, nor is it mere “forgetfulness,” pushing the sin way back in our mi...

2013-04-05

Temple teachings, covenants, and ordinances are very focused on what our Father and his Son are doing with us here, and how we ...

2013-03-01

In the spirit of Brigham Young’s encouragement to prepare "for the most refined society upon the face of the earth” allow m...

2013-02-08

We must aim to do the best we can, having a heaven-inspired desire to do all we can to prepare to be part of the most refined s...

2013-01-07

From baptism to sealings, all ordinances that bind us as families, we must full invest ourselves to fulfill the purposes of our...

2012-12-11

The power is in you to do good no matter what your circumstances.You can touch lives quickly and deeply....

2012-11-07

Did Jesus ever smile? The greatest—Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith—knew sorrow, but they were happy. Remember what the Book o...

2012-07-27

During the early 1860s the Saints needed more paper. It was made from rags for several years, but even rags were hard to come b...

2012-07-13

Simply by studying the Holy Scriptures we can learn much about extra-terrestrial visitors and especially about valuable message...

2012-06-20

Most passages of scripture specify the Son of God as the ultimate Judge, but there are two passages that seem to suggest that m...

2012-03-30

In the middle of 2010, my heart turned to my fathers (and mothers) in a dramatic way. Almost “accidentally” I began attend...

2012-01-06

You appear sincere in your questions and deserve some honest answers. ...

2011-12-02

Seven questions that perplex a Jewess as she investigates our temple worship....

2011-11-04

The writings of prophets and the Master Teacher Jesus Himself, may be fully understood only in the physical context and setting...

2011-09-22

Elements of Joseph Smith’s City of Zion Plat inspired and influenced the planning and founding of more than 500 communities i...

2011-08-05

Throughout the ages, prophets have unequivocally spoken that they came to bear witness of Jesus Christ. Modern scholars miss th...

2011-06-07

Palestinians and Jews both claim the same land. What do the scriptures teach us about the outcome?...

2011-05-06

My artistic friend, Lance Turner, painted the word with a period at the end because “if.” is a complete sentence. It is an...

2011-04-01

Meridian celebrates this 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible with this exploration of why Latter-day S...

2011-03-04

There are many in the modern, scholarly world who question whether Jesus ever really claimed to be the Son of God. Witnesses l...

2011-02-03

We lose focus on the Lord when we allow ourselves to be distracted—but this is a world of an infinite variety of compelling d...

2011-01-10

If you want true safety in these turbulent times, this is the way....

2011-01-10

If you want true safety in these turbulent times, this is the way....

2010-12-22

What do we know about the new Jerusalem that will someday be built on the American continent?...

2010-12-22

What do we know about the new Jerusalem that will someday be built on the American continent?...

2010-11-08

Many scholars make a concerted effort to take anything miraculous or prophetic out of the scriptures, including the resurrectio...

2010-10-01

With General Conference here, it is remarkable to consider how far the reach of the Prophet Joseph Smith has extended. ...

2010-10-01

With General Conference here, it is remarkable to consider how far the reach of the Prophet Joseph Smith has extended. ...

2010-09-03

Many of us don’t want to hear or read anything more about pornography, but it is urgent that we become better informed, aware...

2010-09-03

Many of us don’t want to hear or read anything more about pornography, but it is urgent that we become better informed, aware...

2010-08-06

No concept is more important or more divisive than who Jesus Christ really is. In this article, that you'll want to save for y...

2010-08-06

No concept is more important or more divisive than who Jesus Christ really is. In this article, that you'll want to save for y...

2010-07-14

There is a bit of humor that circulates among missionaries: “Every time missionaries knock on a door in Europe, someone gets ...

2010-03-10

The scope and breadth of the brain are awesome, especially in the future when the Lord opens up the other ninety percent of our...

2009-04-27

Nothing has ever happened, or ever will happen, that can compare in grandeur and scope with the events between the Garden of Ge...