About

Jason Robert Combs is an Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He joined the BYU faculty in 2016 after working as a lecturer at High Point University, Guilford College, and UNC-Greensboro in North Carolina. He holds Masters degrees in Biblical Studies from Yale Divinity School and in Classics from Columbia University. He earned his Ph.D. in Religious Studies with an emphasis on the history of early Christianity from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied under Professor Bart Ehrman. At UNC, his dissertation, “Epiphanies in Second- and Third-Century Christian Literature: Discourse, Identity, and Divine Manifestations,” was awarded the coveted Royster Fellowship, and he received two distinguished awards for his teaching. Combs has published academic articles in the journals Early Christianity, the Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists, Journal of Biblical Literature and Journal for the Study of the New Testament Combs has also published articles for a popular Latter-day Saint audience in the 46th and 47th Annual Sperry Symposium volumes, Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament and “Thou Art the Christ, The Son of the Living God”: The Person and Work of Jesus in the New Testament. Combs resides in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with his wife, Rose, and their four children.