Aaron P. Schade

Aaron P. Schade

Aaron P. Schade is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, Religious Education affiliate faculty member at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, and Co-director of the Khirbat Ataruz Excavation in Ataruz, Jordan. Aaron is married to Karla Schade. They and their 3 children love to travel, eat, and experience new cultures and countries together. Aaron and his family have lived in Jerusalem for two separate year-long teaching stints at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He loves the scriptures, the Holy Land, and has extensive experience traveling and teaching in Israel and Jordan. Aaron spends his summers in Jordan with BYU students excavating and touring the country. Aaron’s wife, Karla, graduated from the University of Alberta with a BS in genetics and from Arizona State University with an MA in Paleobotany. Aaron earned a BA from BYU (Ancient Near Eastern Studies emphasis), and an MA (Hebrew Bible and Egyptology), PhD (Ancient Semitic Languages, Hebrew Bible, and Egyptian Languages and Literature), and a Post-doc (Ancient History and Religions) from the University of Toronto. Professor Schade has taught Bible, biblical Hebrew, and History courses at the University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, BYU-Hawaii, and he currently teaches Old Testament, New Testament, and Pearl of Great Price courses in the Department of Ancient Scripture, and History, biblical Hebrew, and archaeology courses for the Ancient Near Eastern Studies program at BYU. His research interests and publications include ancient Northwest Semitic inscriptions, ar¬chaeology, and the Old Testament. Some of his recent works include The Book of Moses: From the Ancient of Days to the Latter Days (authored with Matthew Bowen) and From Creation to Sinai: The Old Testament Through the Lens of the Restoration (co-edited with Dan Belnap). Aaron loves travelling in the Holy Land and the thrill of experiencing religious sites and cultures with his students, colleagues, family, and friends.

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