Isaiah’s Literary Style displayed through modern day writing of pen and notebookvideo

Isaiah’s Literary Style

The language of Isaiah was Hebrew, which belongs to the same family of Semitic languages that includes Arabic. Each has its unique alphabet and is read from right to left. When Isaiah wrote Hebrew,...
Shon Hopkin

Get to Know Isaiah Scholar, Shon D. Hopkin

Finding Isaiah Shon D. Hopkin’s interest in Isaiah began in 1996 while studying at the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center. “My time studying in Jerusalem lit a fire that eventually led me to a Ph.D. in Hebrew...
Jacob Quotes Isaiah & Nephi Quotes Isaiah More

Jacob Quotes Isaiah & Nephi Quotes Isaiah More

Why is it that Nephi quotes Isaiah, then his brother Jacob quotes Isaiah too and after that Nephi quotes Isaiah even more? RoseAnn Benson and Shon Hopkin set out to explain this in their essay, "Finding Doctrine and...
The book of Isaiah & Book of Mormon: Finding Doctrine and Meaning in Book of Mormon

Finding Doctrine and Meaning in Book of Mormon Isaiah

For many readers of the Book of Mormon, the Isaiah passages quoted in 1 and 2 Nephi, Mosiah, and 3 Nephi present an almost insurmountable obstacle made up of Hebrew poetry and imagery. Particularly...
Isaiah Scholar Shon Hopkin Explains Why Isaiah is so Hard to Understand in the Modern Day

Shon Hopkin – Why is Isaiah Hard to Understand

 Ken Krogue:  Let's talk about...again, one of the things I do...my background is social and digital media, and I want to make Isaiah cool. Shon Hopkin:  Yeah. Ken Krogue: I want to get it out there,...
BYU professor Shon Hopkin discusses why Isaiah may have included Nephi in the Book of Mormon.

Shon Hopkin – Isaiah Provides Hope

Ken Krogue:  So, we've been following that pathway of why did Nephi put Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.  And, so we're able to do this fun info graphic of the journey of Nephi,...
The Search Isaiah team asked Shon Hopkin, is Isaiah talking about his day or our day?

Shon Hopkin – Is Isaiah Talking About His Day or Our Day?

Ken Krogue:  So, there's a major, major question in Isaiah that we're...all our rookies are in... you guys are living in this, but you've dedicated your life’s work to this, and the main question...
Shon Hopkin discusses the top 5 questions students ask about the Book of Isaiah

Shon Hopkin – Top 5 Questions About Isaiah

Ken Krogue:  List just the top five questions that you could ask in class? What do they ask you? Shon Hopkin: So, they always...they want to know, how can I understand this in my day,...
Search Isaiah ask Shon Hopkin if there are any questions that one should be asking about the Book of Isaiah

Shon Hopkin – Burning Questions of Isaiah

Ken Krogue:  Ok, one last question.  This is always the hard one.  When I go to a restaurant, I always ask the waiter, what would you get if you were here? So what question...
Opening Isaiah: A Harmony written by Shon Hopkin and Ann Madsen to help make Isaiah easier to study.

Shon Hopkin – The Start of Opening Isaiah: A Harmony with Ann Madsen

Ken Krogue:  Now, when we were introduced to you, we got to meet you and Ann Madsen. Shon Hopkin: Yeah. Ken Krogue: Tell us about that connection. Shon Hopkin: So, Ann is a wonderful friend, a very...