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Gaye Strathearn

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Department: Ancient Scripture

Title: Associate Professor, Associate Chair of Ancient Scripture

Office: 365H JSB

Phone number: (801) 422-5473

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Bio: Gaye Strathearn is an associate professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture and in the Ancient Near East Studies program at BYU. She has taught at BYU since 1995, including a year at BYU’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Dr. Strathearn received her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland (Australia: 1982), a BA and MA in Near Eastern Studies from BYU (1990 and 1992), and a Ph.D. in Religion (New Testament) from the Claremont Graduate University (2004). Her research centers primarily on New Testament topics, especially those of interest to Latter-day Saints.

Courses Taught: New Testament, Book of Mormon

Areas of Expertise: New Testament and Christian Origins

Areas of Research: The bridal chamber ritual in Gnosticism; The life and teachings of Paul; The gospel of Matthew

Languages: Greek (reading); Biblical Hebrew (reading); Coptic (reading)