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Andrew C. Skinner

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Department: Ancient Scripture

Title: Professor

Office: 303N JSB

Phone number: (801) 422-6150

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Bio: Andrew C. Skinner was born and raised in Colorado. He attended the University of Colorado, where he earned his BA degree in history. He then earned an MA degree from the Iliff School of Theology in Jewish studies and a ThM degree from Harvard in Biblical Hebrew. He did graduate work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. His PhD was awarded from the University of Denver in Near Eastern and European history, specializing in Judaism.

Brother Skinner taught four years at Ricks College and has filled three assignments at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, where he served as a faculty member and taught Near Eastern studies. Since September 2000, he has served as the dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University and as chair of the Department of Ancient Scripture at BYU. He is the author or coauthor of over 100 publications, including Jerusalem: The Eternal City; New Testament Apostles Testify of Christ; Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: The Unidentified Fragments from Qumran Cave 4 (which is an analysis of all the unidentified Hebrew and Aramaic Dead Sea Scroll texts); Scriptural Parables for the Latter Days; and Gethsemane.

He served as a full-time missionary from 1970 to 1972 in the California Central Mission and served as branch president at the Missionary Training Center in Provo. He has also served as a bishop in Colorado and Utah and currently serves as a member of the Correlation Evaluation Committee of the Church.

He and his wife, Janet Corbridge, reside in Lindon, Utah, and they are the parents of six children.

Courses Taught: New Testament; Old Testament; (Poli Sc 454) Jerusalem: The Eternal City

Areas of Expertise: Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Near East history, US military history

Areas of Research: Bible, Ancient Near East, Military History

Languages: Hebrew, Aramaic