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Michael D. Rhodes 
Associate Research Professor Emeritus
Department of Ancient Scripture

Brigham Young University  
Provo, Utah 84602 
 
email address: 
Michael_Rhodes@byu.edu 

[ Archeology | Astronomy | My Cars | Courses |Education | Ham Radio | Military Service |Publications | Societies | Work Experience


Link to courses I have taught:  Courses


To view my publication on Facsimile Number 2 of the Book of Abraham:  The Joseph Smith Hypocephalus: 


Response to the video: The Lost Book of Abraham: Investigating a Remarkable Mormon Claim


Here is a link to my Greek Version of Matthew 24 from the Joseph Smith Translation. 


Astronomy

The two Windows programs WinFitter and WinKepler have now been combined into a single program called WinFitter. This program can be used to analyze thephotometric light curves of eclipsing binary stars and for determining starspot size and location from photometric distortion waves. In addition, it can also analyze the light curve data from the NASA Kepler Mission in order to better define the properties of the star-planet system. The program is free to any that want to use it. Click the following link to for further information and download links. WinFitter Info Page


Ham Radio Page


My Cars Page

I spell stress relief C-O-R-V-E-T-T-E!

Driving a Corvette is like owning your own fountain of youth ... and you get a sip from it each time the signal turns green.


Present Car

2006 Corvette Coupe


Former Cars

2012 Mazda Miata MX5


2010 Shelby GT500 Mustang



2008 Corvette Convertible


 

2004 Corvette Z06


 

1990 Corvette

 


Si Latine scis, visita Paginas Latinas 


εἰ ἑλληνίζεις, ἐπισκοπεῖ τὰς Σελίδες Ἑλληινικάς


Here is a Translation of Hor Book of Breathing.

For a more detailed study of this papyrus, see my publication The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Provo, Utah, 2002.


Education: 

M.S., University of New Mexico (1989), Physics 
Thesis: The Determination of Starspots on Eclipsing RS Canum Venaticorum Binary Stars by Computer Analysis of their Light Curves 

B.S., Air Force Institute of Technology (1982), Electrical Engineering 

Graduate work at Johns Hopkins University (1970-1973), Egyptology 

Graduate work at Freie Universitaet Berlin (1977-1978), Egyptology 

B.A., Brigham Young University (1970), Classical Greek 


Work Experience:

Associate Research Professor in Ancient Scripture, BYU (September 1999-2011)

Instructor of Ancient Scripture, BYU, (1997-September 1999) 

Associate Lecturer of Ancient Scripture, BYU, (1993-1996)

Member of Board of Trustees, Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, (1993-2005) 

Assistant Professor of Physics, United States Air Force Academy, (1989-1993) 

Director, United States Air Force Academy Observatory, (1989-1993) 

Chief, Software Evaluation Branch, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, (1988-1989) 

Software Test Manager, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, (1985-1988) 

Software Test Engineer, F-16 Avionics Integration Support Facility, Hill AFB, Utah (1982-1985) 

Air Intelligence Officer, SAC Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, (1979-1980) 

German Linguist, 6912th Security Squadron, Berlin, Germany, (1976-1978) 

German and Russian Linguist, 6949th Security Squadron, Offut AFB, Nebraska, (1974-1976) 


Military Service:

United States Army - March 1965 to February 1971

United States Air Force - November 1973 to April 1993

Click here for Military Service Page


Archeological Digs: 

Giza, Egypt - September and October 1972, Director - Dr. Hans Goedicke, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University. 

Petra, Kingdom of Jordan - June and July 1985, Director - Dr. Phillip Hammond, Department of Anthropology, University of Utah.


Society Memberships: 

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. 

Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society. 

American Astronomical Society.

American Research Center in Egypt


Publications

Gospel Oriented Publications

Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes, The Revelation of John the Apostle, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2013 , (Bookshelf eBook).

Michael D. Rhodes, "The Eternal Nature of the Family in Egyptian Beliefs," in Daniel L. Belnap, ed., By Our Rites of Worship: Latter-day Saint Views on Ritual in Scripture, History, and Practice, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2013.

Michael D. Rhodes, "The Scriptual Accounts of the Creation: A Scientific Perspective." in Michael D. Rhodes and J. Ward Moody, eds., Converging Paths to Truth: The Summerhays Lectures on Science and Religion, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2011.

Michael D. Rhodes and J. Ward Moody, eds., Converging Paths to Truth: The Summerhays Lectures on Science and Religion, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2011.

Hugh Nibley, Michael D. Rhodes, One Eternal Round, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2010.

Michael D. Rhodes, Books of the Dead Belonging to Tshemmin and Neferirnun: A Translation and Commentary, Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2010.

Hugh Nibley, John Gee and Michael D. Rhodes, eds., the Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, 2nd ed., Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2005.

Richard D. Draper, S. Kent Brown, Michael D. Rhodes, The Pearl of Great Price: A Verse-by-Verse Commentary, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2005.

Michael D. Rhodes and J. Ward Moody, “Astronomy and the Creation in the Book of Abraham,” in Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005, 17-36.

Michael D. Rhodes, “Teaching the Book of Abraham Facsimiles,” The Religious Educator, vol. 4, no. 2, (2003), 115-123.

Michael D. Rhodes, “Gadianton,” in Dennis L. Largey, Book of Mormon Reference Companion, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2003, 282.

Michael D. Rhodes, “Gadianton Robbers,” in Dennis L. Largey, Book of Mormon Reference Companion, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2003, 282-83.

Michael D. Rhodes, “Jared2,” in Dennis L. Largey, Book of Mormon Reference Companion, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2003, 428.

Michael D. Rhodes, “Jared2, daughter of,” in Dennis L. Largey, Book of Mormon Reference Companion, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2003, 433.

Michael D. Rhodes, “Reformed Egyptian,” in Dennis L. Largey, Book of Mormon Reference Companion, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2003, 675.

Michael D. Rhodes, The Hôr Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.

Michael D. Rhodes, “Egyptian Language,” in Arnold Garr, Donald Cannon, Richard Cowan, Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2000, 324-35.

Michael D. Rhodes, “The Joseph Smith Hypocephalus--Seventeen Years Later,” FARMS Paper RHO-94, 1994.

Michael D. Rhodes, “The Book of Abraham: Divinely Inspired Scripture,” FARMS Review of Books, Vol. 4, Issue 1, 1992.

Michael D. Rhodes, “The Book of Abraham Facsimiles,”in the Daniel H. Ludlow, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, New York: Macmillan, 1992. Online version at: http://lib.byu.edu/digital/Macmillan//

Michael D. Rhodes, “The Book of Abraham, Studies About,” in the Daniel H. Ludlow, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, New York: Macmillan, 1992. Online version at: http://lib.byu.edu/digital/Macmillan//

Michael D. Rhodes, “Jesus Christ as Jehovah,” Ensign 18 (August 1988):26-27.

Michael D. Rhodes, “The Egyptian Papyri of the Book of Abraham,” Ensign 18 (July 1988):51-53.

Michael D. Rhodes, “A Translation and Commentary on the Joseph Smith Hypocephalus,” BYU Studies 17 (1977):259-274

Michael D. Rhodes, “Sinuhe B 255,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 32 (1973):485-486

Astronomical Publications

M.D. Rhodes, "Analysis of selected Kepler Mission planetery light curves," accepted for publication in Astrophysics and Space Science, available online at: http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.7868

E. Budding, Michael Rhodes and D. S. Sullivan, “The use of eclipses in the evaluation of absolute stellar information,” in Transits of Venus: New Views of the solar system and Galaxy: Proceedings of the 196th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union held in Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom: 7-11 June 2004, Donald W. Kurtz, ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

E. Budding, J. Priestly, M. Zeilik, Michael D. Rhodes, “The Close Binary System, SU Ind,” Astronomische Nachtricten, vol. 325, Issue 5, June 2004, 433-38..

Michael Zeilik, Michael Rhodes, Michael Ledlow, Paul Heckert, David Summers, E. Jaderlund and K. Boudreau, “1991 BVR Photemetry of CG Cygni,” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, No. 3663, 23 September 1991.

Michael Zeilik, Michael Rhodes, David Cox, and Edwin Budding, “Long Term Starspot Activity of Short-Period RS CVn Stars IV. WY Cancri,” Astrophysical Journal, 363 (1990): 647

Michael Zeilik, Michael Rhodes, Michael Ledlow, Maria Aravalo, and David Cox, “Long Term Starspot Activity of Short-Period RS Canum Venaticorum Stars III. BH Virginis,” Astrophysical Journal, 354 (1990): 352.

Michael Zeilik, Michael Rhodes, and Edwin Budding, “Starspot Modeling of Photometric Light Curves: Testing the Inverse Problem,” Abstracts of the 175th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, December 1989.

Michael Zeilik, Michael Rhodes, David Cox, and Michael Ledlow, “1989 V and K-Band Photometry of WY Cancri,” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, No. 3384, October 1989.

The Determination of Starspots on Eclipsing RS Canum Venaticorum Binary Stars by Computer Analysis of their Light Curves , Masters Thesis, University of New Mexico (May, 1989).

Michael Zeilik, Michael Rhodes, Don Beckert, David Cox, John Dolby, Michael Ledlow, and Michael Newberry, “1989 Light Curve of RT And,” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, No. 3301, 9 March 1989.

Michael Zeilik, Michael Rhodes, David Cox, Cecilia De Blasi, Michael Ledlow, and Tom Williams, “1988 BVRI Photometry of XY UMa,” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, No. 3200, 7 June 1988.

Michael Zeilik, Michael Rhodes, Edwin Budding, Cecilia De Blasi, and David Cox, “Long Term Starspot Activity of Short-Period RS CVn Stars: II RT Andromedae,”Astrophysical Journal, 345 (1988):991.

Michael Zeilik, Michael Rhodes, Edwin Budding, and Cecilia De Blasis, “A Half-Century of Starspot Activity on SV Cam,” Astrophysical Journal, 332 (1988): 293.

Michael Zeilik, Michael Rhodes, Cecilia De Blasi, and Edwin Budding, “45 Years of Starspot Activity on SV Cam,” Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun, Proceedings of the Fifth Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun, New York: Springer Verlag, 1987.


Last updated: February 3, 2014 by Michael Rhodes

Michael D. Rhodes
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