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||John A. Tvedtnes, senior resident scholar at the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, Brigham Young University, earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Utah in 1969. He received a master's degree in linguistics and Middle East Studies (Hebrew), with minors in Arabic, anthropology, and archeology, from the University of Utah. Tvedtnes also completed much of his course work for a Ph.D. in Egyptian and SEmitic languages at the Hebrew University|
Tvedtnes is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the World Union of Jewish Studies, and the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations. Tvedtnes has prepared papers at conferences sponsored by many societies and organizations, including the Society for Early Historic Archaeology, the Society of Biblical Literature and the Deseret Languages and Linguistics Society.
Born in North Dakota, Tvedtnes has lived in Montana, Washington, France, Switzerland, and Israel. He served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France and Switzerland. He has also served as a stake and district missionary in Salt Lake City and Jerusalem. Tvedtnes has six children and several grandchildren. His wife's name is Carol.