What was Jerusalem like at the time of the Savior's birth? How did Satan's temptations of Jesus prepare him for the beginning of his public ministry? Why were people astonished at the doctrine Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount? If you've wondered about such questions, you'll appreciate the insights and answers contained in From the Birth of Jesus through the Sermon on the Mount, an outstanding collection of a dozen chapters by Latter-day Saint scholars presenting up-to-the-minute research and analysis of the Savior's birth and the early years of his life. This book provides the benefit of recent scholarship viewed through the lens of the Restoration.
About the Editors
Richard Neitzel Holzapfel is editor-in-chief of the Religious Educator. He joined the BYU faculty in 1993 and has taught at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He is the author or editor of more than twenty-three books and fifty articles.
Thomas A. Wayment joined the ancient scripture faculty at BYU in 2000 after completing a Ph.D. in New Testament studies at the Claremont Graduate University. He research interests have been centered on the life of Jesus and the formation of the early Christian Church.