Victor L. Ludlow

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Victor L. Ludlow is an emeritus professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He is a scholar of Isaiah and Judaism. He began teaching at BYU in 1972.

Ludlow earned his bachelor’s degree at BYU and was a Danforth Fellow at Harvard and Brandeis Universities where he received a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

He has authored numerous articles and the books: Unlocking the Old Testament; Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet; Principles and Practices of the Restored Gospel; and Unlocking Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. His most recent audio lecture is “Latter-day Insights: The Middle East.”

For many years, Ludlow led an annual Passover Seder service at BYU. He was the awarded the distinction of BYU Honors professor of the year in 2002.

Ludlow was born in 1943 in Spanish Fork, Utah, and grew up in Provo, Utah, California, Michigan, Indiana, and New York City. He served as a missionary in Frankfurt, Germany for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife Virginia “V-Ann” had six children. After her passing in 2015, he married Cheryl Porter in August 2016.