S. Kent Brown


Kent Brown

S. Kent Brown is an emeritus professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University and is the former director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He taught at BYU from 1971 to 2008. He is married to the former Gayle Oblad; they are the parents of five children and the grandparents of twenty-five grandchildren.

 

New Testament Commentary publication: Gospel of Luke

Selected publications pertinent to New Testament

Articles and Books

“James the Just and the Question of Peter’s Leadership in the Light of New Sources.” In Sidney B. Sperry Symposium Papers, 10–16. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1973.

With C. Wilfred Griggs. ““The Messiah and the Manuscripts”.” Ensign, September 1974, 68–73.

Jesus and the Gospels in Recent Literature: A Brief Sketch.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought vol. 9 no. 3 (1974): 71–73.

With C. Wilfred Griggs. “The 40-day Ministry.” Ensign, August 1975, 6–11.

With C. Wilfred Griggs. ““The Apocalypse of Peter: Introduction and Translation”.” BYU Studies vol. 15 no. 1 (1975): 131–45.

“Jewish and Gnostic Elements in the Second Apocalypse of James.” Novum Testamentum 17 (1975): 225–37.

“Extracanonical Literature: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament.” In A Symposium on the New Testament, 45–49. Salt Lake City: Church Educational System, 1980.

“The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Mormon Perspective”. BYU Studies vol. 23 no. 1 (1983): 49–66.

“The Four Gospels as Testimonies.” In The Eleventh Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium Papers, 43–56. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1983.

With Robert J. Matthews and Victor L. Ludlow. “The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible: A Panel”. In Scriptures for the Modern World, edited by Paul R. Cheesman and C. Wilfred Griggs, 75–99, especially 80–88, 92–94. Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1984.

“The Testimony of Mark.” In Studies in Scripture, Volume Five: The Gospels, edited by Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 61–87. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1986.

“Whither the Early Church?” in Studies in Scripture, Volume Six: Acts to Revelation, edited by Robert L. Millet, 276–84. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987.

With C. Wilfred Griggs. “The Postresurrection Ministry.” In Studies in Scripture, Volume Six: Acts to Revelation, edited by Robert L. Millet, 12–23. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987.

“Whither the Early Church,”? Ensign, October 1988, 6–10.

Apostle,” “Gethsemane,” “Israel,” “Lehi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. New York: Macmillan, 1991.

“Egypt, History of (Greco-Roman),” “Egyptian, The,” “Sayings of Jesus, Oxyrhynchus,” “Souls, Preexistence of,” “Truth, Gospel of.” In The Anchor Bible Dictionary, 6 vols., edited by David Noel Freedman. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Moses and Jesus: The Old Adorns the New.” In The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9–30, This is My Gospel, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 89–100. Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1993.

The Temple in Luke and Acts.” In Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman G. Madsen, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and Stephen D. Ricks, 615–33. Provo, UT: FARMS, 2002.

Mary and Elisabeth: Noble Daughters of God. American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, 2002. 122 pages, one map.

“The Arrest.” In From the Last Supper through the Resurrection: The Savior’s Final Hours, edited by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment, 165–209. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

“Zacharias and Elisabeth, Joseph and Mary.” In The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ: From Bethlehem through the Sermon on the Mount, edited by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment, 91–120. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.

“The Twelve.” In The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ: From the Transfiguration through the Triumphal Entry, edited by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment, 98–124. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006.

The Savior’s Compassion.” Ensign, March 2011, 51–53.

Films

Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God, executive producer for a seven-part documentary on Jesus Christ. 2010.

Areas of Expertise: New Testament Gospels; Lehi and Sariah in Arabia; Early Egyptian Christianity

Areas of Research: The Gospel of Luke; Lehi and Sariah in Arabia; Early Egyptian Christianity

BYU Courses Taught: Book of Mormon, New Testament, Old Testament, Pearl of Great Price, Early Christian Literature, Historical Background of the New Testament, Beginning Coptic, Beginning Hebrew

Languages: Greek, Coptic, Hebrew

Kent Brown in an olive grove, Sicily, 2013

Kent Brown in a grove of olive trees, Sicily, 2013.

Kent Brown at the Garden Tomb, Jerusalem.

Kent Brown at the Garden Tomb, Jerusalem.

 

Kent Brown taking photos, in the Augusta Victoria tower, Mount Scopus.

Kent Brown taking photos, in the Augusta Victoria tower, Mount Scopus.

 

Kent Brown in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah.

Kent Brown in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah.

 

Kent Brown with BYU students, on the balcony of the BYU Jerusalem Center, 1988.

Kent Brown with BYU students, on the balcony of the BYU Jerusalem Center, 1988.

 

Kent Brown biking up the Alpe d'Huez in 2005.

Kent Brown biking up Alpe d’Huez in 2005.