Bountiful Harvest



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For more than four decades S. Kent Brown has been a welcome presence on the Provo, Utah, campus of Brigham Young University (BYU), first as a student for a brief period and then as a teacher. As a professor of ancient scripture and Near Eastern studies he has devoted his academic life to expanding the borders of our knowledge about the history and religions of the Fertile Crescent and helping others to understand that part of the world. It is no exaggeration to say that thousands of students have benefited from his knowledge, wisdom, and kindness.

Bountiful Harvest is a collection of essays in his honor All of the authors are scholars who have had an association with Kent through the years; some were themselves students mentored by him. The breadth of Kent Brown’s expertise is impressive, as the bibliography of his works attests. He is arguably a world expert on early Christian literature and history, especially Coptic Christianity.

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