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Gaye Strathearn

Professor
Ancient Scripture

365H JSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

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)

Education

  • BPHTY , Physical Therapy , institution ( 1983-01-01 - 1983-12-31 )

Memberships

  • Society of Biblical Literature: ( - Present)
  • American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR): ( - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Media Interview, LDS Perspectives Podcast, - 2018-07-01 - 2018-07-31
  • Media Participation, BYU Museum of Art, 2014-09-01 - 2014-09-30 - 2014-09-01 - 2014-09-30
  • Committee/Council Chair, Society of Biblical Literature, 2010-11-01 - 2010-11-30 - 2013-11-01 - 2013-11-30
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Maxwell Institute, 2012-03-01 - 2012-03-31 - 2012-04-01 - 2012-04-30
  • Committee/Council Member, Academic Advisory Committee for Messiah: Behold the Lamb Documentary, 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31 - 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Ad hoc committee for 3 Nephi Conference and Editor of Conference Volume, 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31 - 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31
  • Committee/Council Member, Steering Committee for LDS and the Bible Section of the National Society of Biblical Literature Meet, 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31 - 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Ad hoc committee for 3 Nephi Conference, 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31 - 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31
  • Committee/Council Member, Steering Committee for LDS and the Bible Section of the National Society of Biblical Literature Meet, 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31 - 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31
  • Committee/Council Member, AAR-SBL Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Regional Planning Committee, 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31 - 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Ad hoc committee for 3 Nephi Conference, 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31 - 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31
  • Committee/Council Member, Steering Committee for LDS and the Bible Section of the National Society of Biblical Literature Meet, 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31 - 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31
  • Officer, AAR-SBL Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Regional Planning Committee, 2006-01-01 - 2006-12-31 - 2006-01-01 - 2006-12-31
  • Officer, Book of Mormon Preservice, 2006-01-01 - 2006-12-31 - 2006-01-01 - 2006-12-31
  • Other, Tree of Life Symposim, 2006-01-01 - 2006-12-31 - 2006-01-01 - 2006-12-31
  • Committee/Council Member, AAR/SBL Rocky Mountain Region Planning Committee, 2005-01-01 - 2005-12-31 - 2005-01-01 - 2005-12-31
  • Committee/Council Member, SBL Program Unit: Latter-day Saints and the Bible, 2005-01-01 - 2005-12-31 - 2005-01-01 - 2005-12-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 250 : Section 004
  • REL A 250 : Section 005
  • REL A 250 : Section 007
  • REL A 250 : Section 026
  • REL A 301 : Section 001

2019

  • REL A 250 : Section 021
  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 250 : Section 026
  • REL E 611 : Section 001

2018

  • REL A 250 : Section 024
  • REL A 212 : Section 005
  • REL A 212 : Section 006

2017

  • REL A 250 : Section 002
  • REL A 250 : Section 015
  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 212 : Section 001
  • REL A 212 : Section 003
  • REL A 250 : Section 009
  • REL A 250 : Section 010
  • REL A 250 : Section 013
  • REL E 611 : Section 001

2016

  • REL A 250 : Section 002
  • REL A 250 : Section 003
  • REL A 250 : Section 011
  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 250 : Section 001
  • REL A 250 : Section 002
  • REL A 250 : Section 003
  • REL A 250 : Section 001
  • REL A 250 : Section 004
  • REL E 611 : Section 001
  • REL A 212 : Section 018

2015

  • REL A 250 : Section 009
  • REL A 311R: Section 002
  • REL A 303R: Section 002
  • REL A 311R: Section 002
  • REL A 303R: Section 002
  • REL A 311R: Section 002
  • REL A 303R: Section 002

2014

  • REL A 311R: Section 002
  • REL A 303R: Section 002
  • REL A 211 : Section 013
  • REL A 122 : Section 063
  • REL A 212 : Section 009
  • REL A 212 : Section 016
  • REL A 212 : Section 017
  • REL A 302 : Section 003

2013

  • REL A 211 : Section 007
  • REL A 211 : Section 013
  • REL A 211 : Section 040
  • REL A 301 : Section 001
  • REL A 301 : Section 002
  • REL A 611 : Section 001
  • REL A 121 : Section 025
  • REL A 212 : Section 006
  • REL A 212 : Section 018
  • REL A 212 : Section 020

2012

  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 031
  • REL A 211 : Section 036
  • REL A 211 : Section 039
  • REL A 302 : Section 001
  • REL A 122 : Section 007
  • REL A 212 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 012
  • REL A 212 : Section 020
  • REL A 212 : Section 022

2011

  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 018
  • REL A 211 : Section 031
  • REL A 211 : Section 042
  • REL A 301 : Section 003
  • REL A 611 : Section 001
  • REL A 212 : Section 006
  • REL A 212 : Section 023
  • REL A 212 : Section 025
  • REL A 301 : Section 001
  • REL A 301 : Section 005

2010

  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 010
  • REL A 211 : Section 019
  • REL A 211 : Section 044
  • REL A 301 : Section 004
  • REL A 212 : Section 002
  • REL A 212 : Section 007
  • REL A 212 : Section 028
  • REL A 212 : Section 031
  • REL A 302 : Section 005

2009

  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 011
  • REL A 211 : Section 033
  • REL A 211 : Section 047
  • REL A 301 : Section 004
  • REL A 211 : Section 005
  • REL A 211 : Section 009
  • REL A 212 : Section 009
  • REL A 212 : Section 012
  • REL A 212 : Section 020
  • REL A 212 : Section 028
  • REL A 302 : Section 005

2008

  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 036
  • REL A 211 : Section 039
  • REL A 211 : Section 047
  • REL A 301 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 005
  • REL A 211 : Section 007
  • REL A 122 : Section 009
  • REL A 122 : Section 051
  • REL A 212 : Section 028
  • REL A 212 : Section 010
  • REL A 212 : Section 013
  • REL A 212 : Section 031

2007

  • REL A 211 : Section 043
  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 037
  • REL A 211 : Section 040
  • REL A 211 : Section 048
  • REL A 122 : Section 008
  • REL A 122 : Section 009
  • REL A 122 : Section 003
  • REL A 122 : Section 016
  • REL A 122 : Section 027
  • REL A 212 : Section 011
  • REL A 212 : Section 015
  • REL A 212 : Section 029

2006

  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 023
  • REL A 211 : Section 039
  • REL A 211 : Section 042
  • REL A 211 : Section 053
  • REL A 212 : Section 001
  • REL A 212 : Section 002
  • REL A 122 : Section 047
  • REL A 122 : Section 051
  • REL A 212 : Section 008
  • REL A 212 : Section 016
  • REL A 212 : Section 033

2005

  • ANES 201 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 018
  • REL A 211 : Section 037
  • REL A 211 : Section 038
  • REL A 211 : Section 048
  • REL A 122 : Section 009
  • REL A 122 : Section 065
  • REL A 122 : Section 069
  • REL A 212 : Section 022
  • REL A 212 : Section 026
  • REL A 212 : Section 030

2004

  • REL A 121 : Section 008
  • REL A 121 : Section 037
  • REL A 121 : Section 092
  • REL A 211 : Section 037
  • REL A 211 : Section 042
  • REL A 211 : Section 046
  • REL A 211 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 004
  • REL A 211 : Section 400
  • REL A 122 : Section 040
  • REL A 122 : Section 103
  • REL A 212 : Section 014
  • REL A 212 : Section 015
  • REL A 212 : Section 402

Publications

  • Strathearn G. January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2019. Mary, The Mother of Jesus. Salt Lake City, Utah: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Strathearn G. December, 2011. 4Q521 and What it Might Mean for Q 3-7. Andrew C. Skinner and Carl Griffin, editors. Provo: Maxwell Institute.
  • Strathearn G. October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2011. "Modern English Bible Translations". Kent P. Jackson, editor. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University.
  • Strathearn G, Belnap DL, Johnson SA. October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2011. The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi's Dream and Nephi's Vision. Danel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, & Stanley A. Johnson, editors. Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University and Deseret Book.
  • Sears JM, Strathearn G. 2010. The Church of the First Century. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment, editors. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book.

Presentations

  • Strathearn G. "Johannine Christology through the Lens of Three of its Dialogues. "Thou Art the Christ, the Son of the Living God" 47th Annual Sidney B Sperry Symposium. October, 2018.
  • Strathearn G. The Doctrine of Christ. BYU Women's Conference. May, 2018.
  • Strathearn G. "Behold the Handmaid of the Lord": What can Mary Teach us about Discipleship?. BYU–H Joseph Smith Lecture Series. January, 2018.
  • Strathearn G. Understanding the Grandeur of God. BYU Women's Conference. May, 2017.
  • Strathearn G, Bennett RE, Sunday in Early Christianity and Early Mormonism. National Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. November, 2016.
  • Strathearn G. "If the Root Be Holy So Are the Branches (Romans 11:16)". BYU Women's Conference. April, 2016.
  • Strathearn G, Top B, Bennett R, Belnap D. Transition from the Sabbath to Sunday in Early Christianity. Area Coordinating Council. February, 2016.
  • Strathearn G. "Let Us Therefore Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:16). 2014 Women's Conference. May, 2014.
  • Strathearn G, Harris T, Schmidt B, Welch JW. “The Revelation of John the Apostle: Review and Panel Discussion”. Second Annual Conference of the BYU New Testament Commentary Project. May, 2014.
  • Strathearn G. "The Crucifixion of the Christ: Reclamation of the Cross". "With Healing in His Wings," BYU Easter Conference. April, 2012.
  • Strathearn G. The KJV and Modern Bible Translations. The King James Bible and the Restoration Conference. February, 2011.
  • Strathearn G. Joseph Divided: Temple, Priesthood and Scripture in Samaritans and Lehites Community Formation. Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. 2008.
  • Strathearn G. Christ's Use of Isaiah to Teach the Doctrine of the Gathering in 3 Nephi. Third Nephi: New Perspectives on an Incomparable Scripture. 2008.
  • Strathearn G. The Bridal Chamber and the Acts of Thomas. AAR/SBL Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Regional Meeting. 2007.
  • The Olivet Discourse. Easter Conference. 2007.
  • The Bridal Chamber and the Gospel of Thomas. AAR/SBL Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Regional Meeting. 2006.
  • Matthew as a Compiler and Editor of the LIfe and Teachings of Jesus Christ. 35th Annual Sidney B Sperry Symposium. October, 2006.
  • The Gospel of Judas: A Panel Discussion. Easter Conference. August, 2006.
  • Jesus Teaches at Jacob's Well. Devotional. March, 2006.
  • 4Q521 and What it Might Mean for Q. AAR/SBL Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional Meeting. 2004.
  • Strathearn G. The Valentinian Bridal Chamber. Friday Faculty Forum, Religious Education. 2004.
  • Strathearn G. Who Were the Samaritans of the New Testament?. Friday Faculty Forum, Religious Education. 2004.
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