David J Ridges

Let’s Meet David J. Ridges

Finding Isaiah David J. Ridges, a returned missionary from the Swiss/Austrian mission, had not planned to work for the Church Education System (CES), he was going to teach German. Early in life he was very busy,...
Biggest hurdles to understanding Isaiah

David Ridges – Biggest Hurdles to Understanding Isaiah

Kelsey Wilding:  What is the hardest hump to get over to actually learning Isaiah? David Ridges:  To me it was his manner of prophesying, Nephi said that too.  It was learning to look beyond the...
Isaiah coming to life

David Ridges – Aha Isaiah Moment

Kelsey Wilding:  So, in your classes, what was 'aha' moments for students? David Ridges:  There were many of them which made it very, very pleasing.  One of them was one that most members of the...
David Ridges

Meet Isaiah Scholar David Ridges

Kelsey Wilding: Today, we get to spend some time with David Ridges, and we get to talk a little bit about Isaiah. Hi David, welcome. David Ridges: How are you, Kelsey? Kelsey Wilding: Can you tell...
Isaiah Made Easier Presented by David Ridges in Podcast 6

David Ridges – Discusses His Book – Isaiah Made Easier

Kelsey Wilding:  So, this is your first book, Isaiah Made Easier. David Ridges:  Yes, that's right. Kelsey Wilding: Why did you write this? David Ridges: I did it because of the Institute students that were in my...
David Ridges explains what peaked his interest in Isaiah

David Ridges – Where His Interest in Isaiah Started

Kelsey Wilding: So, where did you get your interest in Isaiah? David Ridges:  My interest in Isaiah came when I was teaching seminary and every time we had a segment or a little bit of...
David Ridges Give Insight Into Looking to Understand Isaiah

Looking to Understand Isaiah? Start Here:

David Ridges, LDS scholar, and longtime Seminary and Institute teacher suggests three things to get into the Book of Isaiah. These include: Go to 1 Nephi 19:23-24 to search for the two main reasons,...
Why Isaiah uses poetic form

David Ridges – Explains Why Isaiah is Written In Poetic Form

Kelsey Wilding:  Why was Isaiah written in poetic form? David Ridges:  Probably because it was a very prestigious thing to do in his day. It was the academically accepted way and when you get into...