Benjamin T. Spackman graduated from BYU in Near Eastern studies. He then received an MA and did further PhD work in Near Eastern languages and civilizations (Comparative Semitics) at the University of Chicago, during which time he was a Hugh Nibley Fellow. He has taught part-time at BYU and served as a volunteer Institute teacher for over ten years.
Currently, he is authoring a book on how we read Genesis 1 and the parallel LDS accounts, tentatively titled Reading Scripture, Reading Creation: The Ancient Context of Genesis 1. He blogs at Times & Seasons, and writes Gospel Doctrine background posts at Benjamin the Scribe.
In this episode, he discusses what many scholars believe the priestly scribes were writing about in the book of Genesis.