Richard D. Draper is a Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, and was recently appointed as Director of the Religious Studies Center. He holds a Ph.D. in ancient history.
Brother Draper is a best-selling author of several books and has written numerous articles for the Ensign and other publications. He has participated in several panel discussions for KBYU, and has recently recorded a set of talk tapes on the Book of Revelation. Brother Draper has been a popular lecturer at Know Your Religion and Education Week for many years.
He and his wife, Barbara, are the parents of six children and reside in Lindon, Utah.