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Bruce Satterfield

Meet Author Bruce Satterfield
Bruce K. Satterfield Bruce Satterfield is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Brigham Young University - Idaho where he teaches Old and New Testament. He also teaches Biblical Hebrew in the Honors Program. Bro.Satterfield did his undergraduate and graduate work in the States and the Middle East. His education has centered in Biblical studies. He received degrees in Anthropology, Archaeology, and Ancient Near (or Middle) East studies. As part of his studies he was trained in Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek. Though much of his education was done in Israel, Bro. Satterfield also studied and researched in many countries in the Middle East and Europe. He has led many tours throughout Europe and the Middle East and he also presents seminars on the Old and New Testament in Israel for tour groups on a regular basis. He also loves the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants and has published articles concerning these volumes of scripture. Bro. Satterfield taught seminary and institute in the Church Educational System for ten years fulfilling various assignments in Arizona and Idaho. He has been at BYU-Idaho for ten years. Last year, Bro. Satterfield was a faculty member at BYU's Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. While in school in Jerusalem in 1979, Bro. Satterfield met his wife, Carol. Their courtship took place in Israel and Europe. They were engaged in Scotland and married in the Idaho Falls Temple by his father, Homer Satterfield, who was a sealer in the temple. They have five children.
Author's Published Articles
2014-08-12

There are no easy answers. We do not know all the Lord's designs and purposes regarding His children. They have not all been re...

2014-06-03

The fall of King David is one of the saddest stories in all the scriptures. Yet, it is instructive for what it teaches regardin...

2014-05-06

The Book of Ruth must be viewed as a story that typifies two principle doctrinal concepts: first, the scattering and gathering ...

2014-01-14

"No one adequately and properly knows why he needs Christ until he understands and accepts the doctrine of the Fall and its eff...

2012-08-07

Alma 53-63 is a continuation of the Nephite-Lamanite war provoked by Amalickiah. Mormon’s account of this war begins in Alma...

2012-06-28

Often in the Church, various forms of the word convert – convert, conversion, converted– are used to refer to one’s joini...

2012-02-28

From 2 Nephi 26-30, we learn that Satan would oppose both the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and the Church with great forc...

2012-01-31

"You are free to choose — but you are not free to alter the results of those choices.”...

2011-11-08

In response to many groups of members of the Church who professed heretical doctrines, John wrote three epistles. These letter...

2011-10-11

Regardless of where Paul was imprisoned, his experience was difficult. Yet, as was typical of Paul, he was not without hope or ...

2011-09-13

Paul’s letter to the Romans is his most theologically significant letter. ...

2011-08-16

We have often been told as members of the Church that the most important thing we can have in this life is the gift of the Holy...

2011-07-26

The opening chapters of the Acts of the Apostles form an introduction to the second part of a two-part work written by Luke....

2011-06-21

Of the various doctrines discussed in John 16-17, two are critical for Latter-day Saints to understand: the gift of the Holy Gh...

2011-05-17

In Matthew 21-23, we see the final confrontation between the Savior and the religious leaders of the Jewish people in Jerusalem...

2011-05-17

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2011-04-12

The question really is, who is blind and who can see?...

2011-02-08

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2011-02-08

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2011-02-08

Matthew 5 — The Sermon on the Mount: “A More Excellent Way”...

2011-01-11

Baptism is the door to spiritual rebirth....

2011-01-11

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2010-12-14

The Jews taken captive to Babylon remained in bondage throughout the rest of the life of the Babylonian empire. ...

2010-12-14

The Jews taken captive to Babylon remained in bondage throughout the rest of the life of the Babylonian empire. ...

2010-12-14

The Jews taken captive to Babylon remained in bondage throughout the rest of the life of the Babylonian empire. ...

2010-11-16

Ezekiel 43-44 and 47 are wonderful, consoling chapters that form part of the conclusion to a carefully constructed book...

2010-10-12

Isaiah was a prophet for many ages. He was first and foremost, however, a prophet for his own times. ...

2010-10-12

Isaiah was a prophet for many ages. He was first and foremost, however, a prophet for his own times....

2010-09-14

And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these ...

2010-09-14

“And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search the...

2010-09-14

“And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search the...

2010-09-14

“And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search the...

2010-08-17

N. Eldon Tanner, former member of the Quorum of the Twelve and First Presidency, once said: "It has ever been so, the chosen of...

2010-08-17

N. Eldon Tanner, former member of the Quorum of the Twelve and First Presidency, once said: "It has ever been so, the chosen of...

2010-07-26

The name Elijah stands prominent in the minds of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...

2009-04-27

"All the City . . . Doth Know That Thou Art a Virtuous Woman"...

2009-04-27

"I Cannot Go Beyond the Word of the Lord"...

2009-04-27

"Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction"...

2009-04-27

Living Righteously in a Wicked World...

2009-04-27

"Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened"...