Quinten Barney received a BA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Brigham Young University, where he studied Biblical Hebrew and Middle Egyptian. He later received his MA in Religious Education from BYU, with his master's thesis focusing on Facsimile No. 3 of the Book of Abraham. He has written articles on the Joseph Smith Papyri, the Book of Abraham, Joseph of Egypt, and the Book of Mormon. He is currently employed with the Seminaries and Institutes program of the Church, and resides in American Fork, Utah, with his wife Barbara and their four children, Eli, Asher, Lilah, and Malachi.