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Jackson, Kent P.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1949-

Biographical History

Kent P. Jackson (1949- ) is a professor of religion in Utah.

Kent P. Jackson was born August 9, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Nancy Porter and together they have had five children. He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Ancient Studies, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. He has taught at Brigham Young University since 1980. He served in many positions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Jackson is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and the associate director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He is a former associate dean of Religious Education and chair of Near Eastern Studies at BYU.

Citation:
UPB files, accessed 10/22/2010 (personal and professional life including trips to the Middle East, New England, church callings, family situation, neighborhood conflicts, family traditions, and day to day work log).

UPB files, accessed 12/6/2013 (teaching experiences in Jerusalem and Brigham Young University).

Brigham Young University, via WWW, January 13, 2014, (born in Salt Lake City, Utah; B.A. in Ancient Studies from BYU; M.A. & Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan; been at BYU since 1980; Jackson was the former chair of Near Eastern Studies at BYU; he is married and has five children; professor of ancient scripture at BYU and the associate director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies; he was the associate dean of Religious Education and chair of Near Eastern Studies at BYU).

UPB files, accessed March 19, 2018 (journals of his mission in Austria).

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Kent P. Jackson diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7577
Scope and Contents

Contains daily diaries of Kent P. Jackson from 1961 to 2018. Diaries document his personal and professional life beginning with early memories from living in Holland with his family, and journals and appointment books from his mission in Austria. Later diaries document trips to the Middle East, New England, church callings, family life and traditions, civic engagement, and day-to-day work log at Brigham Young University.

Dates: approximately 1961-2018

Kent P. Jackson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 9049
Scope and Contents Contains Kent P. Jackson's research materials on Ancient Scripture such as the RLDS manuscript and the Phinney Bible. His personal notes he took while as a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in the 1970's. Jackson's class files from courses he taught at Brigham Young University on Ancient Religion and Scripture from 1980-2017. Most of the collection is Jackson's research and teachings of Ancient Scripture; the smaller part is from his studies as a student. Dated approximately...
Dates: approximately 1972-2017

Kent P. Jackson instructor class files, 1980-2017

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9049 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contents contains Kent P. Jackson's class files from his time as a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. His classes dealt with topics such as Ancient Scripture, Religion, and include Doctrine and Covenants, Hebrew, Isaiah, Islam, the New Testament, the Old Testament, and the Pearl of Great Price. The class files usually contain materials such as the class syllabus, assignments, readings, and exams. Dated 1980-2017.

Dates: 1980-2017

Kent P. Jackson photographs, approximately 1995-2017

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9049 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains 35 photographs and negatives taken by Kent P. Jackson of church historical sites. These include photographs around the town of Palmyra, New York, early church buildings around Palmyra, and the construction of the Nauvoo Temple in Nauvoo, Illinois. Also contains a head shot of Elihu Phinney, and three photos of the Joseph Smith Translation manuscript. Dated approximately 1995-2017.

Dates: approximately 1995-2017

Kent P. Jackson research materials, approximately 1983-2003

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9049 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Materials include Kent P. Jackson's research on Ancient Scripture and Religion. Includes published articles, photocopies of the book "Mormonism Unvailed." Also includes research on the Spalding Manuscript, the Phinney Bible, the Joseph Smith Translations, and there is a photocopy of the RLDS Manuscript. Series also contains, photographs and negatives. Approximately dated 1983-2003.

Dates: approximately 1983-2003

Kent P. Jackson student class notes, approximately 1972-1984

 Series — Box: 3
Identifier: MSS 9049 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contents contain Kent P. Jackson's notes from classes he took in the 1970's as a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Classes range from History, Art, Literature, and Religion. Each class is separated into folders with materials such as notes from class, completed assignments, and exams. Approximately dated 1972-1984.

Dates: approximately 1972-1984

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Type
Archival Object 4
Collection 2
 
Subject
Colleges and Universities 4
Education 4
History, Ancient -- Study and teaching -- Utah -- Provo 4
Religious education -- Utah -- Provo 4
Photographs 2