Richard D. Draper
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Department: Ancient Scripture

Title: Professor

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Bio: Brother Draper grew up in Utah Valley and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. Immediately thereafter he went into the armed services. After a year, he came home and served a mission to the Central Atlantic States. He attended BYU and, after graduation, was hired by the Church Education System where he worked as an institute instrutor for the next twenty years. Upon completing his Ph.D. in Ancient History from BYU, he was hired by Religious Education. He is now a professor of Ancient Scripture specializing in prophecy, apocalyptic, and New Testament background.

Courses Taught: Old Testament, New Testament, Pearl of Great Price, Book of Mormon, the Book of Revelation

Areas of Expertise: Prophecy, apocalyptic, early Christian history, background to the Pearl of Great Price

Areas of Research: Background to the Pearl of Great Price, institutes of biblical law, Book of Revelation

Languages: Greek (reading only), Hebrew (reading only), French (reading only), German (reading only)