Donald W. Parry is a professor of the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Brigham Young University, and holds the Abraham O. Smoot Professorship. Parry has authored or edited more than forty books and written more than one-hundred articles, which have appeared in encyclopedias, various journals, conference proceedings, Festschriften, and other venues. While most of his books are directed to the academic community—scholars, universities, and libraries—many are written for the Latter-day Saint community. Two of his most recent books are Angels: Agents of Love, Light, and Power and 175 Temple Symbols and Their Meanings.
Parry has been a member of the International Team of Translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls since 1994; he also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation.
Most significantly, Don is married to Camille, his college sweetheart. They have six children. He enjoys activities and outings with his family.