Jeffrey R. Chadwick
Department: Church History
Title: Associate Professor
Office: 316H JSB
Phone number: (801) 422-2287
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Bio: Dr. Chadwick serves as Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine [Jewish Studies and Comparative Religion], and also serves as Jerusalem Center Professor of Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies. He was born and raised in Ogden, Utah, and graduated from world famous Ben Lomond High School. He served an LDS mission in West Berlin and West Germany (the old Hamburg mission). He and his wife Kim are the parents of six children and several grandchildren. Dr. Chadwick earned a BA from Weber State College (1978) with a major in Political Science and a minor in German, and also a MA degree from Brigham Young University (1984) in International and Area Studies - Near Eastern Studies. He did graduate work in Israel at Tel Aviv University and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and finished his PhD at the University of Utah Middle East Center in Archaeology and Anthropology (specializing in Archaeology of the Land of Israel) with a minor in Hebrew and ancient Near Eastern languages. He taught for the LDS Church Educational System for 20 years in full-time seminaries (1980s) and at the LDS Institutes at Weber State and Utah State University (1990s). He taught Bible and Near Eastern Studies courses in 16 different student programs at the BYU Jerusalem Center between 1982 and 2000. He has also researched and excavated at several biblical sites in Israel, including Jerusalem and Hebron (1980s), Tell Miqne/Ekron (1990s), and Tell es-Safi/Gath (since 2001). He is currently senior field archaeologist with the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project in Israel, where he directs excavations in Area F at the summit of the tell. He is also a senior fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, and a member of the board of trustees of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Dr. Chadwick will resume teaching in student programs at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies in 2010.
Courses Taught: Near Eastern Studies (NES 136, 326, 336), Archaeology (NES 101, 398), Ancient Near Eastern History (ANES 239), Writings of Isaiah (RELA 392), Old Testament (RELA 301, 302, 303), New Testament (RELA 211, 212, 311), Book of Mormon (121, 122), Book of Mormon in the Land of Jerusalem (NES 101), Judaism and the Gospel (RELC 355), Survey of World Religions (RELC 351).
Areas of Research: Archaeology of Israel, Archaeology of the Bible, Judaism and the Jewish People, Early Mediterranean Christianity
Languages: Hebrew (modern, ancient), German, Arabic, Greek (ancient), Egyptian (ancient), Mayan (classic)