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Kerry Muhlestein

Professor
Ancient Scripture

270L JSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Kerry received his B.S. from BYU in Psychology with a Hebrew minor. As an undergraduate he spent time at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies in the intensive Hebrew program. He received an M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from BYU and his Ph.D. from UCLA in Egyptology, where in his final year he was named the UCLA Affiliates Graduate Student of the Year. He taught courses in Hebrew and Religion part time at BYU and the UVSC extension center, as well as in history at Cal Poly Pomona and UCLA. He also taught early morning seminary and at the Westwood (UCLA) Institute of Religion. His first full time appointment was a joint position in Religion and History at BYU-Hawaii. He is the director of the BYU Egypt Excavation Project. He was selected by the Princeton Review in 2012 as one of the best 300 professors in the nation (the top .02% of those considered). He was also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford for the 2016-17 academic year. He has published 7 books, over 55 peer reviewed articles, and has done over 75 academic presentations. He and his wife, Julianne, are the parents of six children, and together they have lived in Jerusalem while Kerry has taught there on multiple occasions. He has served as the chairman of a national committee for the American Research Center in Egypt and serves on their Research Supporting Member Council. He has also served on a committee for the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, and currently serves on their Board of Trustees and as a Vice President of the organization, and has served as president. He has been the co-chair for the Egyptian Archaeology Session of the American Schools of Oriental Research. He is also a Senior Fellow of the William F. Albright Institute for Archaeological Research. He is involved with the International Association of Egyptologists, and has worked with Educational Testing Services on their AP World History exam.

Courses Taught: Old Testament, Teachings of Isaiah, Pearl of Great Price, Book of Mormon, New Testament, Ancient Near Eastern Texts, Foundations of Ancient Scripture, Egyptian History, Egyptian Historiography, History of Civilization, History of the Near Eastern Empires, Ancient Egypt and Foreign Relations, and Marriage and Family.

Areas of Expertise: Ancient Egypt, Hebrew Bible, Pearl of Great Price, Book of Abraham, Isaiah.

Areas of Research: Dr. Muhlestein is the director of the BYU Egypt Excavation Project, and in association with this works on understanding the pyramid excavated there as well as the Graeco-Roman culture represented at the site, and the advent of Christianity in Egypt. In addition, Dr. Muhlestein’s research focuses on the texts and iconography of Egyptian religion, international contact between ancient Egypt and her neighbors, the Egyptian juridical process, Egyptian literature, and the overlap of the Biblical and Egyptian worlds, including the ancient and modern history of the Pearl of Great Price, among other things.

Languages: Exams passed in various phases of Egyptian, as well as Hebrew, Aramaic, Ugaritic, Phoenician, Moabite, Coptic, German, and French. Additionally, courses have been taken in Greek and Akkadian.

Honors and Awards

  • Richard Lloyd Anderson Excellence in Research Award

Administrative Assignments

  • : , 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 -

Memberships

  • American Schools of Oriental Research: ( - Present)
  • Albright Institute for Archaeological Research: ( - Present)
  • American Research Center in Egypt: ( - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Religious Studies Center, 2018-05-01 - 2018-05-31 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 2017-11-01 - 2017-11-30 - Present
  • Officer, Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/Société pour l’Étude de l’Égypte Ancienne, 2014-11-01 - 2014-11-30 - Present
  • Officer (specify in Other), Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/Société pour l’Étude de l’Égypte Ancienne, 2014-11-01 - 2014-11-30 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 2013-09-01 - 2013-09-30 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, American Research Center in Egypt, Research Council, 2012-01-01 - 2012-01-31 - Present
  • Guest Speaker, Public Schools, 2012-01-01 - 2012-01-31 - Present
  • Committee/Council Chair, American Schools of Oriental Research, 2019-01-01 - 2019-01-31 - 2020-01-01 - 2020-12-31
  • Officer (specify in Other), Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 2020-09-01 - 2020-09-30 - 2020-11-01 - 2020-11-30
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, 2019-01-01 - 2019-12-31 - 2019-01-01 - 2019-12-31
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, The Interpreter, a Journal of Mormon Scholarship and Thought, 2019-01-01 - 2019-12-31 - 2019-01-01 - 2019-12-31
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Toronto Journal of Theology, 2018-10-01 - 2018-10-31 - 2018-10-01 - 2018-10-31
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, BYU Studies, 2018-07-01 - 2018-07-31 - 2018-08-01 - 2018-08-31
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Interpreter Foundation, 2018-06-01 - 2018-06-30 - 2018-07-01 - 2018-07-31
  • Other, University of Oxford, 2016-10-01 - 2016-10-31 - 2017-07-01 - 2017-07-31
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Joseph Smith Papers Project, 2017-04-01 - 2017-04-30 - 2017-06-01 - 2017-06-30
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Research Center in Egypt, 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 - 2017-04-01 - 2017-04-30
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Deseret Book, 2016-12-01 - 2016-12-31 - 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31
  • Conference-Related Role, Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/Société pour l’Étude de l’Égypte Ancienne, 2016-11-01 - 2016-11-30 - 2016-11-01 - 2016-11-30
  • Other, William F. Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, 2015-09-01 - 2015-09-30 - 2016-10-01 - 2016-10-31
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Oxford Center for Maritime Archaeology, University of Oxford, 2016-05-01 - 2016-05-31 - 2016-07-01 - 2016-07-31
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Research Center in Egypt, 2012-10-01 - 2012-10-31 - 2012-10-01 - 2012-10-31
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Religious Studies Center, 2012-09-01 - 2012-09-30 - 2012-09-01 - 2012-09-30
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Maxwell Institute, 2012-08-01 - 2012-08-31 - 2012-08-01 - 2012-08-31
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Studia Antiqua, 2012-05-01 - 2012-05-31 - 2012-05-01 - 2012-05-31
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture, 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31 - 2010-01-01 - 2010-12-31
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture, 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31 - 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31
  • Committee/Council Chair, Annaual Meeting Committee, American Research Center in Egypt, 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31 - 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture, 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31 - 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31
  • Officer, Sperry 2009 Committee, 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31 - 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31
  • Committee/Council Chair, American Research Center in Egypt Annual Meeting Committee, 2006-01-01 - 2006-12-31 - 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31
  • Committee/Council Chair, Annaual Meeting Committee, American Research Center in Egypt, 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31 - 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • REL A 122 : Section 005
  • REL A 122 : Section 007
  • REL A 304 : Section 001
  • REL A 304 : Section 002
  • REL A 304 : Section 003
  • REL A 211 : Section 003
  • REL A 211 : Section 007
  • ANES 331 : Section 001
  • REL A 302 : Section 001
  • REL A 302 : Section 002
  • REL A 302 : Section 003

2019

  • REL A 250 : Section 007
  • REL A 250 : Section 020
  • ANES 392R: Section 002
  • REL A 304 : Section 001
  • REL A 304 : Section 002

2018

  • REL A 302 : Section 001
  • REL A 302 : Section 002
  • REL A 302 : Section 003
  • REL A 304 : Section 001
  • REL A 304 : Section 002
  • REL A 250 : Section 013
  • REL A 250 : Section 015
  • REL A 250 : Section 023
  • REL A 510R: Section 001
  • REL A 121 : Section 005
  • REL A 121 : Section 019

2017

  • REL A 302 : Section 001
  • REL A 302 : Section 002
  • REL A 327 : Section 003
  • REL A 327 : Section 004
  • REL A 327 : Section 009
  • REL A 301 : Section 001
  • REL A 301 : Section 002
  • REL A 327 : Section 001
  • REL A 327 : Section 002
  • REL A 327 : Section 010

2016

  • REL A 250 : Section 012
  • 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

2015

  • REL A 311R: Section 002
  • REL A 303R: Section 002
  • REL A 301 : Section 001
  • REL A 392R: Section 005
  • REL A 327 : Section 011

2014

  • REL A 302 : Section 001
  • REL A 302 : Section 002
  • REL A 327 : Section 001
  • REL A 327 : Section 011
  • REL A 327 : Section 005
  • REL A 392R: Section 001
  • REL A 302 : Section 001
  • REL A 302 : Section 004

2013

  • REL A 301 : Section 003
  • REL A 301 : Section 005
  • REL A 327 : Section 001
  • REL A 327 : Section 008
  • REL A 327 : Section 010
  • REL A 122 : Section 010
  • REL A 122 : Section 015
  • REL A 122 : Section 040
  • REL A 122 : Section 063

2012

  • REL A 121 : Section 061
  • REL A 121 : Section 065
  • REL A 327 : Section 002
  • REL A 327 : Section 005
  • REL A 327 : Section 012
  • ANES 331 : Section 001
  • REL A 327 : Section 002
  • REL A 327 : Section 004
  • REL A 327 : Section 016

2011

  • REL A 327 : Section 012
  • REL A 311R: Section 001
  • REL A 303R: Section 001
  • REL A 311R: Section 001
  • REL A 303R: Section 001
  • REL A 311R: Section 001
  • REL A 303R: Section 001

2010

  • REL A 311R: Section 001
  • REL A 303R: Section 001
  • REL A 327 : Section 001
  • REL A 327 : Section 002
  • REL A 327 : Section 003
  • ANES 331 : Section 001
  • REL A 122 : Section 004
  • REL A 122 : Section 015
  • REL A 122 : Section 031
  • REL A 122 : Section 072

2009

  • REL A 121 : Section 024
  • REL A 121 : Section 072
  • REL A 121 : Section 074
  • REL A 327 : Section 009
  • REL A 327 : Section 011
  • REL A 327 : Section 013
  • ANES 392R: Section 002
  • REL A 122 : Section 007
  • REL A 211 : Section 020
  • REL A 211 : Section 001
  • REL A 301 : Section 002
  • REL A 301 : Section 004
  • REL A 301 : Section 005

2008

  • REL A 122 : Section 005
  • REL A 122 : Section 024
  • REL A 122 : Section 028
  • REL A 122 : Section 030
  • REL A 302 : Section 001
  • REL A 302 : Section 002
  • REL A 121 : Section 009
  • REL A 121 : Section 010
  • REL A 121 : Section 014
  • ANES 331 : Section 001
  • REL A 327 : Section 001
  • REL A 327 : Section 009
  • REL A 327 : Section 012
  • REL A 327 : Section 014

2007

  • REL A 121 : Section 080
  • REL A 121 : Section 083
  • REL A 121 : Section 085
  • REL A 301 : Section 003
  • REL A 301 : Section 004
  • REL A 301 : Section 008
  • REL A 327 : Section 002
  • REL A 327 : Section 003
  • REL A 327 : Section 004
  • REL A 301 : Section 001
  • REL A 301 : Section 003
  • REL A 301 : Section 005
  • REL A 327 : Section 009
  • REL A 327 : Section 012

2006

  • REL A 301 : Section 001
  • REL A 301 : Section 002
  • REL A 301 : Section 006
  • REL A 301 : Section 008
  • REL A 327 : Section 002
  • REL A 327 : Section 005
  • REL C 235: Section 1
  • NE LG 102: Section 1
  • REL A 327: Section 1
  • HIST 201: Section 3
  • HIST 201: Section 1
  • NE LG 101: Section 1
  • HIST 308: Section 1
  • REL A 301: Section 1
  • REL A 327: Section 1
  • HIST 496R: Section 1

Publications

  • Muhlestein KM, Pierce KVL, Jensen B. 2020. Excavations at Fag el-Gamous and the Seila Pyramid, Harvard Egyptological Studies vol 7. Leiden: Brill.
  • Muhlestein KM, Fairbairn C. December, 2019. Death of a Common Man. Kerry Muhlestein, Bethany Jensen, and Krystal Pierce, editors. Leiden: Brill.
  • Muhlestein KM. December, 2019. Excavations at the Seila Pyramid and Ritual Ramifications. Kerry Muhlestein, Bethany Jensen, and Krystal Pierce, editors. Leiden: Brill.
  • Muhlestein KM, Christensen BD, Fairbairn C. December, 2019. Fag el-Gamous Pottery with ‘Kill Holes’. Kerry Muhlestein, Bethany Jensen, and Krystal Pierce, editors. Leiden: Brill.
  • Muhlestein KM, Jensen B. December, 2019. History of the Excavations at Fag el-Gamous and the Seila Pyramid. Kerry Muhlestein, Bethany Jensen, and Krystal Pierce, editors. Leiden: Brill.
  • Muhlestein KM, Harris RA. December, 2019. Ritual Objects from the Northern Side of the Seila Pyramid. Kerry Muhlestein, Bethany Jensen, and Krystal Pierce, editors. Leiden: Brill.
  • Muhlestein KM, Christensen BD, Smith JY. December, 2019. Textiles and Jewelry at Fag el-Gamous. Kerry Muhlestein, Bethany Jensen, and Krystal Pierce, editors. Leiden: Brill.
  • Muhlestein KM, Fairbairn C, Harris RA. December, 2019. The Fayoum, the Seila Pyramid, Fag el-Gamous, and its Nearby Cities. Kerry Muhlestein, Bethany Jensen, and Krystal Pierce, editors. Leiden: Brill.
  • Ball TB, Muhlestein KM. December, 2019. Report on Botanical Macro Remains from the Fag el-Gamous Necropolis. Kerry Muhlestein, Bethany Jensen, and Krystal Pierce, editors. Leiden : Brill.
  • Muhlestein KM. December 2, 2019. They’ll Never Be Royals, the ‘Purple’ Textiles of Fag el-Gamous. Harvard Egyptological Studiesth ed. Kerry Muhlestein, Bethany Jensen, Krystal Pierce, editors. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.
  • Muhlestein KM. October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2019. A Savior with a Sword: The Power of a Fuller Scriptural Picture of Christ. 3rd ed. Scott Esplin, editor. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center.
  • Muhlestein KM. September, 2013. Return Unto Me: Messages of Love, Hope and Inspiration from the Old Testament. Salt Lake City, UT: Covenant.
  • Muhlestein KM. December, 2012. The Fag el-Gamous 2012 Excavation Season. Cairo: Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt.
  • Muhlestein KM. August, 2012. Evolving Egypt: Innovation, Appropriation, and Reinterpretation in Ancient Egypt. Kerry Muhlestein, John Gee, editors. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Muhlestein KM. June, 2012. Synagogues and Cemeteries: evidence for a Jewish presence in the Fayum. 2nd ed. Richard Wilkinson, editor. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona.
  • Muhlestein KM. April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2012. Beautifully Written Upon Papyrus, the Story of the Joseph Smith Papyri. Provo, UT: BYU.
  • Muhlestein KM. January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2012. Pyramids and Mummies: the BYU Egypt Fayoum Excavation Project. 1st ed. Toronto: Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities.
  • Muhlestein KM. December, 2011. Violence in the Service of Order: the Religious Framework for Sanctioned Killing in Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Muhlestein KM. December, 2011. Egyptian Papyri and the Book of Abraham: A Faithful, Egyptological Point of View. Robert Millett, editor. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center.
  • Muhlestein KM. December, 2011. Treasure and the Supernatural: Joseph Smith's Search for the Divine. Robert Millett, editor. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center.
  • Muhlestein KM. July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2011. Levantine Thinking in Egypt: The Footprint of Intellectual Influence. Dan'el Kahn, editor. Leiden: Brill.
  • Muhlestein KM, Griggs CW. 2010. BYU Egypt Excavation Project, 2010.
  • Muhlestein KM. July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2010. Egypt and the Bible An Interview with Kerry Muhlestein. 3rd ed. Richard Holzapfel, editor. P: Religious Studies Center.
  • Muhlestein KM. January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2010. Joseph Smith - Papyri and Translations. 1st ed. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center.

Presentations

  • Muhlestein KM. Mummification for the Masses: the burial practices at the Graeco-Roman cemetery of Fag el-Gamous. ASOR Annual Meeting. November, 2020.
  • Muhlestein KM. Priest, Their Gods, and Their Depictions: the roles and titles of a specific priest in Thebes and their relationship with his unique vignette. Gods and Humans in Ancient Egypt: Current Research and Multidisciplinary Approaches. Papyrus Joseph Smith I, X, and XI are part of a Book of Breathings Made by Isis which was owned by a Theban priest named Hor On this text Hor’s name, his titles, and the name and titles of his father are listed As a result we can piece together eight generations of a priestly line in Thebes, spanning most of the Ptolemaic era We also know that Hor was a priest (ḥm-ntr) for three gods in the Karnak Complex: Amun-Re, king of the gods; Min, who massacres his enemies; and Khonsu, who is powerful in Thebes This paper aims to explore the overlap of rituals performed for these three gods, especially the overlap of execration, creation, and healing aspects associated with these gods in Karnak There are important connections between creation and execration rituals that would have been performed by Hor, in what some could perceive as a paradoxical, but is really a complementary intermingling Furthermore, adjacent to Hor’s titles is a vignette that is similar to many lion couch scenes, but which possesses some very unique elements We will explore the possible relationship between the unique elements of the vignette and Hor’s role in execration rites. September, 2020.
  • Muhlestein KM. Egyptian Papers and the Translation of the Book of Abraham: What Careful Applications of the Evidence Can and Cannot Tell Us. FAIR Mormon Annual Conference. July, 2020.
  • Muhlestein KM. Ancient Thebes. Consortium of the Revolutionary Era. February, 2020.
  • Muhlestein KM. The Texts of Life and Death: what Egyptian burial textiles can tell us and a new technique for analyzing and conserving them. ASOR Annual Meeting. November, 2019.
  • Muhlestein KM. New Pyramid Structures and Conservation Techniques: The 2018 and 2019 Fag el-Gamous and Seila Pyramid seasons. Annual Meeting American Research Center in Egypt. April, 2019.
  • Muhlestein KM. The Role of Seila and the Seila Pyramid in the Old Kingdom. AUC and ARCE lecture series. March, 2019.
  • Evans RP, Muhlestein KM. Burials in the Fag el Gamous Necropolis - C14 and DNA Analyses. Bioarchaeology of Ancient Egypt and The International Symposium of Animals in Ancient Egypt. January, 2019.
  • Muhlestein KM. Flying to the Stars or Climbing to the Sun? the combined north and east orientation of the Seila Pyramid as innovation and transition at the beginning of the 4th Dynasty. American Schools of Oriental Research National Meeting. November, 2018.
  • Muhlestein KM. On Earth When it was in Heaven: Sacred Time and its Protection in Egyptian Temples. Fourth Temple on Mount Zion Conference. November, 2018.
  • Muhlestein KM, Jensen B. Putting a Face on Death at Fag el-Gamous: identifying the mummy portraits found there by Grenfell and Hunt. SSEA Scholar's Colloquium. November, 2018.
  • Muhlestein KM. Hieratic Addling: What Comparing the Grammar and Alphabet of the Egyptian Language to Early Translation Manuscripts Can Tell Us About Translation Methods. Second Annual Joseph Smith Papers Conference. October, 2018.
  • Muhlestein KM. Of Portraits and Papyri: burials in Roman Egypt. Aegyptus: Egypt Under Roman Rule. November, 2017.
  • Fairbairn C. "Kill Hole" Pottery at Fag el-Gamous. SSEA Scholar's Colloquium. November, 2017.
  • Jensen B. Markers of Religious Change in Burials. SSEA Scholar's Colloquium. November, 2017.
  • Muhlestein KM. Quantifying Burials: Learning about Life and Death in Roman Egypt from an Extensive Cemetery Database. ARCE Annual Meeting. April, 2017.
  • Muhlestein KM, Jensen B. You Can’t Take it With You: Material Markers of the Conversion to Christianity in the Fayoum of Egypt. Religious Landscapes of Egypt, Late to Greco-Roman Period. January, 2017.
  • Evans RP, Muhlestein KM. Death of a child in Graeco-Roman Egypt. Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquity Annual Meeting 2016. November, 2016.
  • Jensen B, Evans RP, Tata G, Muhlestein KM. They’ll Never Be Royals: The “Purple” Textiles of Fag el-Gamou. Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquity Annual Meeting 2016. November, 2016.
  • Muhlestein KM, Evans RP. Death of a Child: the Demographic and Preparation Trends of Child Burials in the Graeco-Roman Fayoum of Egypt. Children in Antiquity. July, 2015.
  • Muhlestein KM. Transitions in Pyramid Orientation: New Evidence from the Seila Pyramid. Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt. April, 2015.
  • Muhlestein KM. Death of a Poor Man: burial practices of the “poor” in the Roman Fayoum of Egypt. SSEA Scholar's Colloquium. November, 2014.
  • Muhlestein KM. Issues in Translating the Papyri: the How, What and When of the Book of Abraham. BYU Translation, Interpretation and Localization Conference. October, 2014.
  • Muhlestein KM. Material Markers of Christianity in Egypt: a Re-Examination of Burial Remains at Fag el-Gamous. ARCE Annual Meeting. April, 2014.
  • Muhlestein KM. Joseph Smith, Seerstones and Treasure Seeking: the probation and tutoring of a teenage seer. Joseph Smith Lecture Series. November, 2013.
  • Muhlestein KM. The Book of Abraham, Joseph Smith, Revelation and You. Joseph Smith Lecture Series: University Devotional. November, 2013.
  • Muhlestein KM. Excavating a Lost Snefru Pyramid. ARCE DC chapter lecture series. June, 2013.
  • Muhlestein KM. (Re) Constructing Snefru’s Pyramids: Insights Gained from Precise GPS Measurements. ARCE Annual Meeting. April, 2013.
  • Muhlestein KM. Joseph Smith and Egyptian Artifacts: Towards a Preliminary Paradigm for Evaluating Prophetic and Mundane Ideas Regarding Aspects of the Ancient World. Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith’s Study of the Ancient World. March, 2013.
  • Muhlestein KM. Pyramid Cult at the Dawn of the Fourth Dynasty: revelations for excavating a fourth Snefru Pyramid. Cult and Belief in Ancient Egypt: The Fourth International Congress of Young Egyptologists. September, 2012.
  • Muhlestein KM. Turning Point in the Fag el-Gamous/Seila Pyramid Excavation. American Research Center in Egypt Annual Meeting. April, 2012.
  • Muhlestein KM, Jensen B. The Mummy Portraits of Fag el-Gamous. Students of the Ancient Near East Annual Symposium. April, 2012.
  • Muhlestein KM, Nordstrom R. Eyewitness Accounts of the Joseph Smith Papyri. Friday Faculty Forum. We discuss what was learned about the source of the Book of Abraham from the eyewitnesses of the Joseph Smith Papyri, part of the results of a mentoring project that lasted 3 years We learn that according to eyewitnesses the source of the Book of Abraham is not the papyrus fragments we now have. January, 2012.
  • Muhlestein KM. “Golden Mummies and a Lost Pyramid in the Fayum: the BYU excavations at Seila” . SSEA 37th annual conference. November, 2011.
  • Muhlestein KM. Snefru's pyramids and a Jerusalem Connection. Students of the Ancient Near East speaker series. November, 2011.
  • Muhlestein KM. “Pyramids in Parallel: analyzing the purpose of pyramids in light of recent excavations” . Invited Lecture. May, 2011.
  • Muhlestein KM. “Rethinking the Earliest Pyramid Building Program. Invited Lecture. December, 2010.
  • Muhlestein KM. Snefru’s Building Programme, some answers and further questions. Invited Lecture. July, 2010.
  • Muhlestein KM. Snefru’s Building Programme, some answers and further questions. Invited Lecture. July, 2010.
  • Muhlestein KM. Serving Through Motherhood. BYU Hawaii Women's Conference. June, 2010.
  • Muhlestein KM, Griggs W. The Seila Pyramid, Ritual Considerations and Pralells. Annual Meeting, American Research Center in Egypt. April, 2010.
  • Muhlestein KM. The Joseph Smith Papyri. Invited Lecture. April, 2010.
  • Muhlestein KM. The Use of Biblical Figures in Egyptian Religion, a Survey. Achievements and Problems of Modern Egyptology. 2009.
  • Griggs CW, Muhlestein KM. Excavating a Snefru Pyramid: a Preliminary Report. ARCE [American Research Center in Egypt] annual meeting. 2009.
  • Muhlestein KM. The Footprint of Levantine Intellectual Influence in the Egyptian Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor. Egypt, Canaan, Israel: History, Imperialism, and Ideology. 2009.
  • Muhlestein KM. Ruth, Redemption, Covenant and Christ. Sidney B Sperry Symposium. 2009.
  • Muhlestein KM. Discovering and Understanding Parallel Programs at Snefru?s Pyramids. Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquties Annual Scholars Colloquium. 2009.
  • Griggs CW, Muhlestein KM. Excavatung a Snefru Pyramid, a preliminary report. Symposium of the BYU Egypt Excavation Project. 2009.
  • Muhlestein KM. Power, Curses, and Reality: Realities behind Egyptian Tomb Threats and Many other Texts. American Research Center in Egypt, Annual Meeting. 2008.
  • Muhlestein KM. Treasure and the Supernatural. Annual History Summer Seminar Symposium. 2008.
  • Muhlestein KM. Egyptologists and Historians Current practices and future possiblities regarding teaching Egyptian History. Egyptology workshop In Search of Egypt's Past: Problems and Perspectives of the Historiography of Ancient Egypt. 2008.
  • Muhlestein KM, Lewis A. Violence in Egyptian Rituals. Temples of Antiquity. 2008.
  • Muhlestein KM. Those Who Speak Rebellion: Refining Our Understanding of the Words Used to Describe Rebellion'. Tenth International Congress of Egyptologists. 2008.
  • Muhlestein KM. Sanctioned Killing in Ancient Egypt. Annual Meeting, American Research Center in Egypt. 2007.
  • Muhlestein KM. Examining Exodus. 2007.
  • Muhlestein KM. Smiting, Smashing, Sailing, and Sacrifice: the evolution and manifestations of some violent rituals in ancient Egypt. North Texas Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt. 2007.
  • Muhlestein KM. Smashing, Stomping and Spitting: The Protection of Egypt Through the Execration Ritual. Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities Annual Scholars Colloquium, 2007. 2007.
  • Muhlestein KM. The Persistent Question of Human Sacrifice in Ancient Egypt: Was it Real and Unperceived?. American Research Center in Egypt Annual Meeting. 2006.
  • Muhlestein KM. LDS Contributions to and Views of the Dead Sea Scrolls Scholarship. Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture Series. wwwbyuhedu/whatsnew/index1jsp?whatID=4780. 2006.
  • Muhlestein KM. Possibilities and Pitfalls in Identifying Innovation: the Early Ramesside Era as a Case Study. Evolving Egypt: Innovations, Appropriations, and Reinterpretations, and International Academic Egyptology Conference. 2006.
  • Muhlestein KM. Historical Methodology and the Dead Sea Scrolls. History Workshop at Kona High School. 2006.
  • Muhlestein KM. The Dead Sea Scrolls as a Cultural and Religious Bridge. Press Conference and VIP Reception. 2006.
  • Muhlestein KM. From Clay Lump to Canon: the Story of the Textualization of Ancient Israel. Sperry Symposium. 2006.
  • Muhlestein KM. Chaos or Creation? Egyptian Attitudes Towards Water. Students of the Ancient Near EAst. 2006.
Kerry Muhlestein