We have reserved the translations and writings of E. Jan Wilson Ph.D. with regards to the Old Testament and published them here on this site. We are making his translations available for everyone. Our hope is to have this site become a good resource for the LDS community and anyone interested in Christian history, scriptures, and correct translations. Our focus is upon the Middle East, the Bible, and the history of the Church in the Middle East.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been interested in the Middle East, or Near East as it was once called, since the restoration of the gospel. The restoration has given us a fuller view of the workings of the Lord with the children of Israel from before the creation of this earth. We know that the ultimate goal of a loving God is to give all of his children, whether they are of the house of Israel or not, an opportunity to return to Him and dwell with Him for eternity. In the early days of the church the focus was on building a strong base in the gospel so that it can be taken to all the world. Orson Hyde was told, very early on, that he would take the message, to the house of Judah, that they are to begin to gather back in their land of promise. The scriptures have always been important to Latter-day Saints, and that is especially true of the Old Testament where we see many of the prophets who spoke of the land of Israel in the last days.
Our Goal for Growth
We hope to keep developing this web site by continually adding scholarly insights, translations, and developing a scripture study application. With the Isaiah2Joseph Foundation we will also aim to create a lecture series on video, that complement some of our publications. These series will include input from several scholars and other specialists to expand our understanding of given topics. Furthermore, we will add videos that will cover LDS history and areas of interest in the Middle East.