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Virtual Conference on the Epistle to the Hebrews: Radiating the Great Principles of the Restored Gospel

February 26, 2021

We are pleased to announce a free, virtual conference in conjunction with the release of the newest commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. The volume is authored by Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes, produced by the Brigham Young University New Testament Commentary, and published by BYU Studies, Provo, UT 84602. Available through The conference, entitled “Radiating the Great Principles of the Restored Gospel,” is sponsored by several organizations, including the John A. Widstoe Foundation.


  • A Live Opening Session with Eric Huntsman, John Welch, Michael Rhodes, and Richard Draper.
  • Saturday March 6, 2021
  • 9:00 am–10:45 am
  • No pre-registration needed.
  • Webinar Link:

Opening Session Program

  • Welcome: John W. Welch, Michael Rhodes, Richard Draper, and Eric Huntsman
  • 9:05 – John W. Welch, What Should a Scholarly LDS Commentary on Hebrews Look Like? (Introduction: Eric Huntsman)
  • 9:35 – Michael Rhodes, Highlighting Unique LDS Interpretations of Three Passages in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Introduction: Camille Fronk Olson)
  • 9:50 – Richard Draper, Using the Joseph Smith Translation in the BYU New Testament Commentary (Introduction: Camille Fronk Olson)
  • 10:15 – Q&A with Michael Rhodes and Richard Draper. Use the chat function for asking questions.

After the Opening Session, join us in watching the rest of the conference at


  • Joshua Matson, Placing Hebrews amidst Studies of the New Testament among the Latter-day Saints (Introduction: Eric Huntsman) 
  • Alan Farnes, Appreciating the Great Value of the Earliest Surviving Copies of the Greek New Testament (Introduction: Cecilia Peek)
  • Eric Huntsman, Evaluating Families of Greek Texts and Their Preferences behind New Testament Translations (Introduction: Cecelia Peek)
  • Andrew Skinner, Feeling the Power of the King James Version Generally and in the Epistle to the Hebrews in Particular (Introduction: Eric Huntsman)
  • Brent Schmidt, Who Wrote the New Testament Epistles and What Differences Might that Make? (Introduction: Camille Fronk Olson)
  • Tom Roberts, Taking a Theological Spin through the Epistle to the Hebrews (Introduction: Camille Fronk Olson)
  • S. Kent Brown, Assessing Apocryphal Accounts of Isaiah’s Death in Hebrews (Introduction: Cecelia Peek)
  • David Larsen, Detecting Jewish Sources Quoted in the New Testament Not Found in the Old Testament (Introduction: Eric Huntsman)
  • Avram Shannon, Seeing the New Testament in Its Several Surrounding Cultural Contexts (Introduction: Cecilia Peek)
  • John Gee, What We Can Learn from Joseph Smith’s Approaches to Reading James 1:5 (Introduction: Camille Fronk Olson)

Additional Details

For the full schedule of thirteen videos, visit

For the playlist of all the video presentations on March 6, visit

For Q&As, email your questions to

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