Curriculum Vitae

David J. Larsen

801-735-8664

davidjlarsen01@gmail.com

Education

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University of St Andrews, St Mary’s College, St Andrews, Scotland

PhD in DivinityBiblical Studies, 2013; Dissertation Supervisor: James R. Davila

Marquette University, Department of Theology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MA in Biblical Theology, 2009; Advisor: Andrei A. Orlov

Brigham Young University, Department of International Studies, Provo, Utah

BA in Near Eastern Studies, 2001; Advisor: Victor Ludlow

 

Work Experience

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Editorial Fellow

BYU New Testament Commentary Series, 2013-2014

*Research, writing, editing for commentaries on Matthew, Mark, 1 Corinthians, Jude, 2 Peter, Hebrews

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

BYU Studies Fellow

BYU Studies Journal, Brigham Young University, 2012-2014

*Research, writing (articles, book reviews, book notices), reviewing and editing journal submissions

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Adjunct Professor

School of Religious Education, Department of Ancient Scripture, 2012-2014

*Prepared curriculum, assignments and evaluations, taught classes of up to 50 students

University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland

Tutor (≈Teaching Assistant)

College of St Mary’s – School of Divinity, 2011

*Taught small group class sessions weekly, evaluated papers and exams

Spherion/American Family Insurance, Madison, Wisconsin

Talent Management Technician, 2007

*Created spreadsheets, graphs, calendars, timelines, and other office documents; Handled logistics for large department/training meetings, arranging for meeting space, food, AV equipment, training materials, room set-up

US Executive Office for Immigration Review, Boston, Massachusetts – Houston, Texas

Legal Assistant, 2002-2006

*Reviewed and prepared files/paperwork for Immigration Judges, corresponded with lawyers and other involved parties; customer service duties

Missionary Training Center, Provo, Utah

Portuguese Instructor, 1998-2000

 

Publications

Welch, John W., Brent J. Schmidt and David J. Larsen. The General Epistle of Jude. BYU New Testament Commentary Series. BYU Studies, forthcoming.

Larsen, David J. “Ascending into the Hill of the Lord.” In Ancient Temple Worship, eds. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, John S. Thompson. Provo, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2014, in press.

Larsen, David J. “From Dust to Exalted Crown: Royal and Temple Themes Common to the Psalms and the Dead Sea Scrolls.” In The Temple on Mount Zion, ed. David Rolph Seely. Salt Lake City: Covenant, 2014, in press.

Larsen, David J. “Enoch and the City of Zion: Can an Entire Community Ascend to Heaven?” BYU Studies, 53, no. 1 (2014).

Larsen, David J. “Review of Andrei Orlov, Dark Mirrors.” BYU Studies 52, no. 4 (2013).

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and David J. Larsen. In God’s Image and Likeness 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel. Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Publishing, 2013.

Larsen, David J. “Angels among Us: The Use of Old Testament Passages as Inspiration for Temple Themes in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 5 (2013): 91–110.

Larsen, David J. “Book Notice: Bountiful Harvest: Essays in Honor of S. Kent Brown.” BYU Studies 52, no. 3 (2013): 191.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and David J. Larsen. “Ancient Affinities within the LDS Book of Enoch.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 4 (2013): 1-74.

Bradshaw,  Jeffrey M., Jacob Rennaker, and David J. Larsen. “Revisiting the Forgotten Voices of Weeping in Moses 7: A Comparison with Ancient Texts.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 2 (2012): 41-71.

 

Lectures / Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

Psalm 24 and the Two Yahwehs at the Temple Gate,” The Second Temple on Mount Zion Conference in Memory of Matthew B. Brown, 25 October 2014

“The Best of BYU Studies: Enoch and the City of Zion: An Entire Community Ascends to Heaven,” invited lecture at BYU Education Week, 18 August 2014

“Exegete as Prophet? The Case of the Interpretation of the Psalms at Qumran,” The Leonardo Museum Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls: “The Prophetic Voice at Qumran and Contemporary Communities,” 11-12 April 2014

“Angels Among Us: The Use of Old Testament Passages by Authors of Qumran Texts,” 2013 Sperry Symposium, Provo, Utah, October 2013

“Enoch and the City of Zion: Can an Entire Community Ascend to Heaven?” Enoch Conference with George W. E. Nickelsburg, Logan and Provo, Utah, February 2013

“‘His Hand Shall Establish You’: 4QPsx/4QPs89 as Reworked Scripture,” SBL Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2012

“From Dust to Exalted Crown: Royal and Temple Themes Common to the Psalms and the Dead Sea Scrolls,” The Temple on Mount ZionSymposium, Provo, Utah, September 2012

“Hosea: Design, Purpose, Sample Texts,” Invited lecture, University of St Andrews, December 2011

“After the Order of Melchizedek: Royal Themes and Melchizedek Traditions Applied to Jesus by the Author of Hebrews,” The 1st St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies: Authoritative Texts and Reception History, St Andrews, Scotland, June 2011

“Ascending the Hill of the Lord: The Psalms as a Key to Understanding the Rituals of the First Temple,” Expound Symposium, Provo, Utah, May 2011

“Experiencing the Divine: What the Psalms Can Tell Us about Ancient Israelite Temple Ritual,” Hebrew Bible Research Seminar, University of St Andrews, April 2011

“Hugh Nibley and the New Year Festival,” SBL Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2010

“And He Departed From the Throne: The Enthronement of Moses in Place of the Noble Man in Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian,” SBL Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 2009

“Two High Priesthoods? Evidence for Changes in the Priesthood between First and Second Temple Judaism,” AAR/SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota, March 2009

“A Priest For Ever After the Order of Melchizedek: An Analysis of Jesus’ Priesthood in the Epistle to the Hebrews,” AAR/SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota, March 2008

 

Languages

Hellenistic Greek, reading
Biblical Hebrew, reading

Biblical Aramaic, basic reading
Portuguese, fluent speaking, reading, and writing
Spanish, advanced speaking, reading, and writing
French, basic reading
German, basic reading

 

Membership in Professional Societies

Society of Biblical Literature

Higher Education Academy (UK)

 

Professional Activities

Organizer, “The First St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies: Authoritative Texts and Reception History,” 15-16 June, 2011. Co-organized with Dan Batovici and Elizabeth Tracy. Keynote speakers included Kristin de Troyer, Mark Elliot, N.T. Wright, and James Davila. Link: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/divinity/rt/conf/atrh/

 

Awards and Fellowships

Editorial Fellowship, BYU New Testament Commentary Series, 2013-2014

BYU Studies Fellowship, BYU Studies Journal, Brigham Young University, 2011-2012, 2012-2013

Hugh Nibley Fellowship, Maxwell Institute for Religious Studies, Brigham Young University, 2008-

2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
Brigham Young University Religious Education Dissertation Grant, 2010-2011, 2011-2012

Irene Gyzinski Scholarship, Marquette University, 2009

Professional References

Professor John W. Welch
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
538 JRCB, BYU Law School, Provo, UT 84602
Phone: (801) 422-3168
E-mail: welchj@law.byu.edu
http://www.law2.byu.edu/faculty/profiles2009/profile_fancy.php?id=35
Classes taught: Tax Exempt Organizations, Fiduciary Duties, Joseph Smith and the Law, Ancient Laws in the Hebrew Bible and Book of Mormon, Law in the New Testament

 

Professor James R. Davila
School of Divinity, St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews
South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JU
Phone: +44 1334 462834  Fax: +44 1334 462852
Email:  jrd4@st-andrews.ac.uk
Profile:  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/divinity/jrd4.html
http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com
Areas: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Ancient divine mediator figures and Christian origins, Early Jewish mysticism (Merkavah mysticism and Hekhalot literature), Ancient Near Eastern literature and mythology

 

Professor Kristin de Troyer
School of Divinity, St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews
South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JU
E-mail: kdt21@st-andrews.ac.uk
Profile: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/divinity/rt/staff/kdt21/
Areas: Hebrew Bible, Textual Criticism, Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, Old Testament, Bible and Hermeneutics, History of Biblical Text

 

Professor Andrei A. Orlov
Theology Department, Marquette University
Coughlin Hall, 209, Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: 414.288.6802; Fax: 414.288.5548
E-mail: andrei.orlov@marquette.edu
http://www.marquette.edu/theology/faculty/andreiorlov
http://www.andreiorlov.com
Areas: New Testament, Christian Origins, Pseudepigrapha, Enoch

 

3 Comments

  1. James
    Posted July 22, 2008 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    David,
    I’m very pleased to see a fellow Missao Rio de Janeiro alumni on the bloggernacle! I didn’t serve in the North mission however, but in the central Rio mission. My time was a few years after you anyway.

    Very impressive CV!

  2. James
    Posted July 22, 2008 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    Whoops! I forgot to let you know that I am James from Lehi’s Library! You may want to merge this with my above comment.

  3. Posted July 24, 2008 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    That’s good to know, James! Qualquer um que serviu no Rio e’ gente boa!
    Tudo de bom e fique firme ai!
    David

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