John W. Welch
Welch was founding director of Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) and is the current editor of the periodical BYU Studies. He was director of publications for the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History. When a young missionary in Germany, Welch discovered many instances of the chiasmus literary form in the Book of Mormon. His finding, published in BYU Studies as "Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon" in 1969, and subsequent publications have shaped scholarly inquiry into the linguistic aspects and historical origin of the Book of Mormon.
Welch received his bachelors and masters degree from BYU (B.A. in History, M.A. in Latin and Greek). He then studied at Oxford University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Welch received his J.D. from Duke University. He is the Robert K. Thomas professor of law in the J. Reuben Clark Law School.
Welch was a co-author of Religion and law: Biblical-Judaic and Islamic Perspectives (ISBN 0931464390)
- Howard W. Hunter Law Library – Faculty Bibliography Page
- Two Ancient Roman Plates: Bronze Military Diplomas and Other Sealed Documents
- DeseretBook.com – John W. Welch
- BYU Law School Faculty Profile
- John W. Welch
- Biography at the Joseph Smith Papers Project website (accessed May 11, 2012)
- Works by or about John W. Welch in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Howard W. Hunter Law Library Page of Welch has a listing of at least a portion of Welch's published works.