Terry B. Ball
Terry B. Ball is as an emeritus professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, having taught and researched there for over three decades. Beginning in 1989 until his retirement in 2020, Ball published over 120 publications featured in both religious and scientific platforms. His written works include journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and books.
During his time at BYU, Ball assumed various administrative roles, including Religious Education graduate coordinator, chair of the Department of Ancient Scripture, and dean of Religious Education from 2006 to 2013. Ball also traveled to the Holy Land, where he taught at the BYU Jerusalem Center. He described teaching at the Jerusalem Center as the “premier teaching experience.”
Ball’‘s scholarly focus primarily revolved around ancient scripture, emphasizing research on the prophet Isaiah, Old Testament studies, New Testament studies, and the Book of Mormon. He was also an active researcher in the field of archaeobotany, the study of ancient plant remains within the field of archaeology.
Ball and his wife, DeAnna, have six children and fourteen grandchildren.