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S. Kent Brown research, 1971-2011, bulk: 1990-2001

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6287 Series 7

Scope and Contents

Contains documents, notes, emails, scripts, drafts, photographs, transparencies and copies of publications that pertain to research work done by Brown on the New Testament, Book of Mormon, and for the documentary Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God. Material dates from 1971-2011.


  • 1971-2011
  • Majority of material found within 1990-2001


Language of Materials

Most materials are in English, with some items in French, Ancient Greek, German, and Coptic.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Photographs and transparencies: Condition restricted. Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from S. Kent Brown papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

S. Kent Brown (b. 1940) was a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

S. Kent Brown was born on October 1, 1940. Brown received a Bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967 in Classical Greek and minored in Near Eastern languages. In 1972, he received his Ph.D. from Brown University in Religious Studies with an emphasis in New Testament and early Christian studies. From 1993 to 1996, he served as the director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and at one point he served as the director of Ancient Studies at BYU. He retired from BYU in 2006. Brown married Gayle Oblad and together they had five children.


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