Kent P. Jackson
Kent P. Jackson is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and associate director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Born in Salt Lake City, Jackson received a BA in ancient studies from BYU and an MA and PhD in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan. He is a former associate dean of Religious Education and chair of Near Eastern Studies at BYU. Three of his books are Joseph Smith’s Commentary on the Bible; From Apostasy to Restoration; and The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis. He is married and has five children.