Donald W. Parry: Mormon Scholar
Donald W. Parry is a professor of Hebrew Bible in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University. He holds the Abraham O. Smoot Professorship. He is the author and editor of many works related to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew Bible, Old Testament. He has been a member of the International Team of Translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls since January 1994. He served as a member of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation Board of Advisors, 2008–present and presently serves as a member of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation Board of Trustees.
He has authored or edited more than forty books, and has written and published more than eighty articles in journals, festschrifts, conference proceedings, and encyclopedias. He has coauthored with his brother, Jay A. Parry, several books for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he is a member. Those titles include Understanding Isaiah, Understanding the Signs of the Times, and most recently, Symbols and Shadows: Unlocking a Deeper Understanding of the Atonement.
In addition to writing six books on Isaiah, Parry brings twenty-seven years of work on the Dead Sea Scrolls. As one of the scrolls' international team of translators, he has published the Books of Samuel, the twenty-one Isaiah Dead Sea Scrolls Isaiah, and has authored or edited more than fifteen volumes on the Dead Sea Scrolls. These include scholarly works as well as publications for popular audiences.
He is a member of several other organizations, including the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (Groningen, The Netherlands), Society for Biblical Literature (Atlanta, Georgia), and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew (Madison, Wisconsin).
Parry is a popular presenter and has made presentations in multiple states and countries throughout the world.
Parry and his wife, Camille, are the parents of six children.
Books on the Dead Sea Scrolls:
Exploring the Isaiah Scrolls and Their Textual Variants (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2020); Dead Sea Scrolls Handbook (Hebrew, with English Introduction) (2015); The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, Volume 1. Texts Concerned with Religious Law, Exegetical Texts and Parabiblical Texts [with Emanuel Tov]; The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, Volume 2. Calendrical Texts and Sapiential Texts, Poetic and Liturgical Texts, Additional Genres and Unclassified Texts [with Emanuel Tov]; Illuminating the Dead Sea Scrolls: Mysteries of Qumran Revealed (2014); Qumran Cave 1 Revisited: Texts from Cave 1 Sixty Years after Their Discovery: Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the IOQS in Ljubljana (2010); Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: 4QSam-a, Vol. XVII [with Frank Moore Cross, et al.]; Dead Sea Scrolls Reader: Poetic and Liturgical Texts (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2005) [with Emanuel Tov]; Dead Sea Scrolls Reader: Parabiblical Texts (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2005) [with Emanuel Tov]; Dead Sea Scrolls Reader: Additional Genres and Unclassified Texts (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2005) [with Emanuel Tov]; Dead Sea Scrolls Reader: Exegetical Texts (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2004) [with Emanuel Tov]; Dead Sea Scrolls Reader: Calendrical and Sapiential Texts (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2004) [with Emanuel Tov]; Dead Sea Scrolls Reader: Texts Concerned with Religious Law (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2004) [with Emanuel Tov]; The Dead Sea Scrolls: Questions and Responses for Latter-day Saints (2000); A New Edition of the Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa): Transcriptions and Photographs (Hebrew, with English Intro.) (1998); The Provo International Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls: New Texts, Reformulated Issues, and Technological Innovations (1998); LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls (1997); Current Research and Technological Developments: Proceedings of the Conference on the Judaean Desert Scrolls, Jerusalem, April 30, 1995 (1996).
175 Temple Symbols and Their Meanings (2020); Angels: Agents of Light, Love and Power (2013); Tree of Life: From Eden to Eternity (2011); Symbols and Shadows: Unlocking a Deeper Understanding of the Atonement (2009); Understanding the Parables of Jesus Christ (2006); Visualizing Isaiah (2006); Understanding Death and the Resurrection (2003); Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon (2002); Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman G. Madsen (2002); Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources (2001); Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-Day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson (2000); Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson (2000); The Temple in Time and Eternity (1999); Understanding the Signs of the Times (1999); Isaiah in the Book of Mormon (1999); Understanding the Book of Revelation (1998); The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted According to Parallelistic Patterns (1998); A Guide to Publications on the Book of Mormon: Selected Annotated Bibliography (1996); A Comprehensive Annotated Book of Mormon Bibliography (1996); Understanding Isaiah (1996); Temples of the Ancient World (1995); A Bibliography on Temples of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean World: Arranged by Subject and by Author (1991); A Guide to Scriptural Symbols (1990);
Copyrighted Software: The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Reference Library: Biblical Texts, Vol. 2 (2015); Biblical Hebrew Learning Tool (2015)