Joseph Smith Polygamy - Source Expert - Bruce Porter

Dr. Bruce Porter

Source Expert
Bruce H. Porter has conducted extensive research for the Religious Studies Center at BYU, with a particular emphasis on the Pearl of Great Price and the Book of Abraham. He played a pivotal role in the discovery of the Antonio Lebolo Will. Porter's scholarly pursuits have taken him to prominent museums and libraries across Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. His research contributions encompass presentations for the "Society for Early Historic Archaeology" and the "Journal of Egyptian Archaeology." Additionally, he has made significant contributions to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism and co-authored a paper in the two-volume work "By Study and Also by Faith," a tribute to Hugh Nibley. During his graduate studies, he contributed to the creation of a documentary on Egyptian archaeology for the BBC. Brother Porter is also the author of numerous books, including titles like "Prophecies and Promises," "The Book of Mormon," "An Everlasting Decree," and "The Threshing Floor of Faith." Furthermore, he has published class notes and study guides covering topics such as The Book of Moses, The Book of Abraham, and A Scriptural Study Guide for The Book of Revelation. His expertise positions him as a highly sought-after speaker for presentations and seminars centered on scripture and the Book of Mormon.

Areas of Expertise: Dr. Porter specializes in the History of Religions, with a particular focus on Egyptian religion and textual studies.