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Receiving service BYU devotional topic for Kent Jackson June 28

Kent Jackson, professor of ancient scripture in School of Religious Education, will give the weekly Brigham Young University devotional address Tuesday, June 28, at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Jackson’s address is titled “Receiving” and he will discuss how to be willing to receive service at the hands of others.

The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Jackson is the former chair of Near Eastern Studies at BYU. He was also the associate dean of Religious Education and a former associate director of the BYU Jerusalem Center. He has been teaching at BYU since 1980.

A prolific writer, Jackson’s work appears in many publications, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Ensign Magazine andChurch News. Some of his recent books include “Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts” and “How the New Testament Came to Be.”

Jackson was born in Salt Lake City. He received his bachelor’s degree in ancient studies from BYU and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan.

For more information, contact Kent Jackson at (801) 422-3139 or email kent_jackson@byu.edu.

Follow BYU events on Twitter: @BYUcalendar.

Writer: Mel Gardner

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Photo by Jonathan Hardy/BYU Photo

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