Kent Jackson is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He has a B.A. in ancient studies from BYU and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in ancient Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan. His research interests include Latter-day Saint scripture, doctrine, and history, with emphasis on the intersection of Mormonism and the Bible. He has authored or edited Joseph Smith’s Commentary on the Bible, Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts, and The King James Bible and the Restoration. Professor Jackson is a former chair of Near Eastern Studies at BYU, former associate dean of Religion, and former associate director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.