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Taught by Donald Parry
|Saturday, August 3||2 p.m.||Ricks 173|
Donald W. Parry, Ph.D., is a professor of the Hebrew Bible. He has served as a member of the International Team of Translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls since 1994. He researches the scrolls in Jerusalem and then publishes his research in books and articles. He has authored or edited 33 books, 10 of which pertain to the scrolls and five dealing with the writings of Isaiah.
For Latter-day Saint audiences, Parry has authored a number of books, including: Angels: Agents of Light, Love, and Power; Symbols and Shadows: Unlocking a Deeper Understanding of the Atonement; and Understanding Isaiah. Parry has also authored other books on Isaiah, ancient temples, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
He is married to Camille Parry and they are the parents of six children. Parry enjoys camping with his family and going on walks with Camille.
Jonah's experience with the great fish contains elements that typify Jesus Christ's death and resurrection. Christ's comparison to Jonah (see Matt. 12:38-41) has three significant aspects: (a) the sign of the prophet Jonah refers to Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection; (b) Jonah's three days and three nights in the fish anticipate Jesus' three days and nights in the spirit world; and (c) when Jesus stated "behold, a greater than Jonas is here" he was, through implication, comparing himself to Jonah.