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Ash, Michael R., and Kevin L. Barney. “ABCs of the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Gee, John. “Abracadabra, Isaac and Jacob.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 19-84.

Review of “The Use of Egyptian Magical Papyri to Authenticate the Book of Abraham: A Critical Review” (1993), by Edward H. Ashment.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Book of Abraham; Criticism
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham.” Lecture given on 14 June 1995, LDS Institute, Utah Valley State College.
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Gee, John. “Abraham and Idrimi.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 1 (2013): 34-39.

Idrimi of Alalakh lived in Syria about a century after Abraham and left an autobiographical inscription that is the only such item uncovered archaeologically from Middle Bronze Age Syro-Palestine. The inscription of Idrimi and the Book of Abraham share a number of parallel features and motifs. Some of the parallels are a result of similar experiences in their lives and some are a result of coming from a similar culture and time.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Idrimi
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham and Idrimi.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 71.
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Book of Mormon Central. “Abraham and Osiris (Facsimile 3, Figure 1).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 24, 2020.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham and Osiris (Facsimile 3, Figure 1).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 270.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham and the Great Year-Rite.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.
This chapter helps to distinguish between myth, ritual, and history, especially as they connect with Egyptian annual year-rites.

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Nibley, Hugh W. Abraham in Egypt. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981. xi + 288 pp.

Republished in 2000 in a second edition with new materials and illustrations as Abraham in Egypt, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 14.
Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture.

See also: Abraham in Egypt (2000)
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Nibley, Hugh W. Abraham in Egypt. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 14. Edited by Gary P. Gillum. Illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000. xxxiii + 705 pp.

Considered by many to be a classic in LDS literature, this new edition of Abraham in Egypt [published in association with the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS)] contains all the material from the first edition as well as additions from Nibley’s 1968–70 Improvement Era series “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.”
In 1968–70, Hugh Nibley wrote a series of articles for the Improvement Era titled “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.” Brother Nibley asked that some of these articles be made into chapters to be added to Abraham in Egypt. These new chapters are what constitutes the new edition; no changes were made to the original chapters. For the articles, Nibley drew from many Jewish and rabbinical sources, while his work in the first edition was based on Egyptian material.

See also: Abraham in Egypt (1981)
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Mackay, Thomas W. “Abraham in Egypt: A Collation of Evidence for the Case of the Missing Wife.” Brigham Young University Studies 10, no. 4 (1970): 429-451.

No abstract available.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Sarah (Wife of Abraham)
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham the Seer.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 129.
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Ostler, Blake T. “Abraham: An Egyptian Connection.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1981.

Blake Ostler examines what relationship exists between the papyri of the ancient Egyptian Book of Breathings possessed by Joseph Smith and the Book of Abraham. Ostler finds that Joseph Smith, in associating vignettes of the Book of the Dead to explain Abraham’s experiences, was actually duplicating an ancient practice about which he could not have known from secular sources available in his day.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Book of Abraham
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Gee, John. “Abrahamic Astronomy.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
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Book of Mormon Central. “Abrahamic Astronomy.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. October 15, 2019.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abrahamic Astronomy.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 135.
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Book of Mormon Central. “The Abrahamic Covenant.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. December 3, 2019.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Abrahamic Covenant.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 121.
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Book of Mormon Central. “Abrahamic Legends and Lore.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. September 24, 2019.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abrahamic Legends and Lore.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 193.
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Abrahamic Lore in Support of the Book of Abraham.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. Transcript of a lecture presented on 10 March 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.

Stories about Abraham circulated in ancient times and were continued into the medieval period. Many of these accounts were then lost and have come to light only recently. John Tvedtnes examines several such stories— ranging from creation accounts to the attempted sacrifice of Abraham— and shows how they support the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Book of Abraham; Creation; Human Sacrifice
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham’s Converts in Haran.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 113.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham’s Creation Drama.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. Transcript of a lecture presented on 6 April 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.

Hugh Nibley discusses how Abraham was an ordinary man who held no office and worked no miracles, and yet he was one of the greatest minds of the last forty centuries. Nibley discusses Abraham’s relationship with the temple and gives an overview of the ancient temple. He also shows how the Book of Abraham answers what Nibley calls the “terrible questions”: Where do I come from? Why am I here? How does the universe figure in the gospel? How did it all begin, and how will it all end? Nibley argues that the vision given to Abraham in the Book of Abraham contains stage directions indicating that the vision is dramatized, and the Book of Abraham includes the script.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham’s Creation Drama.” Talk given on 6 April 1999, Joseph Smith Building auditorium, Brigham Young University, and later at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, as part of the Book of Abraham Lecture Series sponsored by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.

Transcript of a lecture presented on 6 April 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.
Hugh Nibley discusses how Abraham was an ordinary man who held no office and worked no miracles, and yet he was one of the greatest minds of the last forty centuries.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham’s Temple Drama.” In The Temple in Time and Eternity, edited by Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks, 1—42. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Reprinted in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 17, 445–82.
Here, Nibley identifies elements of the creation drama that appear in the book of Abraham and elsewhere in the ancient world.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham’s Temple Drama.” In Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 17. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2008.

One of the stunning aspects of Dr. Hugh Nibley’s genius was his persistent sense of wonder. That trait induced him to range widely through very disparate subjects of study—all covered in volume 17 of The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple. In this compilation of materials, most of which have been published previously outside the Collected Works volumes, Nibley explores the ancient Egyptians, the temple, the life sciences, world literature, ancient Judaism, and Joseph Smith and the Restoration. The contents of this volume illustrate the breadth of his interest through autobiographical sketches, interviews, book reviews, forewords to books, letters, memorial tributes, Sunday School lessons, and various writings about the temple.
Here, Nibley identifies elements of the creation drama that appear in the book of Abraham and elsewhere in the ancient world.

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Ludlow, Jared W. “Abraham’s Visions of the Heavens.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Afterword.” FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 2 (1999): 300-328.

In response to the articles in this issue, Peterson notes that Latter-day Saints do not extend themselves to expose and attack other faiths. He further discusses, among other things, an open canon and continuing revelation, salvation as outlined in the scriptures, the ordinances of the gospel, revelation following the incarnation and resurrection of Christ, the biblical canon, inerrancy, biblical texts, the Book of Abraham, and the nature of God.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Interfaith Dialogue; Open Canon; Ordinances; Resurrection; Revelation; Salvation
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Jackson, Kent P. “An Age of Contrasts: From Adam to Abraham.” Ensign 26, no. 2, February 1986, 28–30.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Alexander the Great.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “All the Court’s a Stage: Facsimile 3, a Royal Mumming.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

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Whipple, Walter L. “An Analysis of Textual Changes in ‘The Book of Abraham’ and in the ‘Writings of Joseph Smith, the Prophet’ in the Pearl of Great Price.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1959.
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Book of Mormon Central. “The Ancient Egyptian View of Abraham.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. October 3, 2019.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Ancient Egyptian View of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 197.
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Book of Mormon Central. “Ancient Near Eastern Creation Myths.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. November 18, 2019.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Ancient Near Eastern Creation Myths.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 172.
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Gee, John. “The Ancient Owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. Transcript of a lecture presented on 17 March 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.

Although much attention has been paid to those who have possessed the Joseph Smith Papyri in modern times, relatively little attention has been paid to the ancient owners of the papyri. This lecture examines the ancient owners, the world in which they lived, and their contact with the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Abraham; Egyptology; Joseph Smith Papyri
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Book of Mormon Central. “The Ancient Owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. October 8, 2019.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Ancient Owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 201.
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Sperry, Sidney B. Ancient Records Testify in Papyrus and Stone. Salt Lake City: General Boards of M.I.A. of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1938.

The 1938–39 study manual for MIA

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Gee, John, William J. Hamblin, and Daniel C. Peterson. “And I Saw the Stars – The Book of Abraham and Ancient Geocentric Astronomy.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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Sloan, David E. “The Anthon Transcripts and the Translation of the Book of Mormon: Studying It Out in the Mind of Joseph Smith.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5, no. 2 (1996): 57-81.

Prophesying of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, Nephi foretold that an unlearned man would be asked by God to read the words of a book after a learned man had failed to do so. The unlearned man was initially unwilling, claiming, “I am not learned” (2 Nephi 27:19). One interpretation of Nephi’s account is that Joseph Smith could not translate the Book of Mormon before the meeting of Martin Harris and Charles Anthon. Early historical accounts are consistent with this interpretation. However, according to Joseph Smith—History 1:64, Harris did take a translation to Anthon. Although this translation has not been found, evidence exists of similarities between this document and documents produced during the preliminary stages of the translation of the Book of Abraham. These similarities suggest that the document taken to Anthon was a preliminary and unsuccessful attempt to translate the Book of Mormon, during which Joseph Smith studied the translation problem out in his own mind as he qualified himself to receive the revealed translation from God.

Keywords: Anthon; Anthon Transcript; Charles; Early Church History; Harris; Joseph; Jr.; Martin; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy; Prophet; Smith; Translation
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Peterson, H. Donl. “Antonio Lebolo: Excavator of the Book of Abraham.” BYU Studies 31, no. 3 (1991): 5.
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Rubinkiewicz, Ryszard. L’Apocalypse d’Abraham en vieux slave : Introduction, texte critique, traduction et commentaire. Towarzystwo Naukowe Katolikiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego, Zrodlai i monografie 129. Lublin, Poland: Société des Lettres et des Sciences de l’Université Catholique de Lublin, 1987.
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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., and David J. Larsen. “L’Apocalypse d’Abraham: Témoin Ancien du Livre de Moïse (The Apocalypse of Abraham : Ancient Witness of the Book of Moses).” Invited lecture at the FAIR France Conference, Strasbourg, France. March 29, 2009.
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Rubinkiewicz, Ryszard. “Apocalypse of Abraham.” In The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, edited by James H. Charlesworth, 2 vols, 1:681–705. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1983.
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Kulik, Alexander. “Apocalypse of Abraham.” In Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture, 3 vols., edited by Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel and Lawrence H. Schiffman, 2:1453–1481. Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society, 2013.
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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Apocalypse of Abraham: An Ancient Witness for the Book of Moses.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendix 2: From the Odes of Solomon.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendix 3: The Pearl.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2252]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendix 4: From the Pistis Sophia.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendix 5: Cyril of Jerusalem’s Lectures on the Ordinances.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendix 6: From the Gospel of Philip.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Appendix: Book of Abraham Bibliography.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 285.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendixes.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

ID = [2321]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Lyon, Michael. “Appreciating Hypocephali as Works of Art and Faith.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. Transcript of a lecture presented on 24 March 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.

Michael Lyon examines the importance and significance of hypocephali as works of art and expressions of religious belief. Facsimile 2, associated with the Book of Abraham, belongs to this class of documents. Lyon illustrates that hypocephali symbolize the sacred center of the universe, expressed in Facsimile 2 as well as in the shield of Achilles and the mandala tradition.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price
ID = [8416]  Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections = abraham,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:04:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Approach to Facsimile II.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985. Talk given May 17, 1985, Washington D.C.
Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham; Facsimile 2
ID = [8360]  Type = journal article  Date = 1985-05-17  Collections = abraham,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:04:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Approach to Facsimile II.” Lecture given on 17 May 1985, in Washington, DC.

A 36-page typescript, with an additional 8 pages of figures.

ID = [1214]  Type = talk  Date = 1985-05-17  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:33
Nibley, Hugh W. An Approach to the Book of Abraham. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 18. Edited by John Gee, illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009. xxxix + 632 pp.

This volume contains diverse essays, including Nibley’s “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” a three-year series of lengthy articles from the Improvement Era. According to Nibley, “Until now, no one has done much more than play around with the bedizening treasury of the Pearl of Great Price. They would not, we could not, make of the Book of Abraham an object of serious study. The time has come to change all that.”

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Blumell, Lincoln H., Matthew J. Grey, and Andrew H. Hedges, eds. Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World. Proceedings of the 2013 BYU Church History Symposium. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.

The 2013 BYU Church History Symposium This volume is a collection of essays by prominent LDS scholars–including keynote speakers Richard Bushman and David Holland–that discuss the interest in the ancient world shared by Joseph Smith and the early Latter-day Saints. Topics include Joseph Smith’s fascination with the ancient Americas, his interaction with the Bible, his study of Hebrew and Greek, his reading of Jewish and Christian apocryphal writings, and his work with the Book of Abraham in the context of nineteenth-century Egyptology. Together, these essays demonstrate that Joseph Smith’s interests in antiquity played an important role in his prophetic development as he sought to recover ancient scripture, restore the ancient Church, and bring the Latter-day Saints into fellowship with the sacred past. ISBN 978‐0‐8425‐2966‐2

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Grey, Matthew J. “Approaching Egyptian Papyri through Biblical Language: Joseph Smith’s Use of Hebrew in His Translation of the Book of Abraham.” In Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity, edited by Michael Hubbard MacKay, Mark Ashurst-­McGee, and Brian M. Hauglid, 390–451. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2020.
ID = [82222]  Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Book of Mormon Central. “Approaching the Facsimiles.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 6, 2020.
ID = [82179]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Approaching the Facsimiles.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 209.
ID = [81672]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Muhlestein, Kerry. “Approaching Understandings in the Book of Abraham.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 2 (2006): Article 8.

Review of John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant.

ID = [550]  Type = review  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections = abraham,farms-review  Size: 41391  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:31
Unattributed. “Are Mormon Scriptures Based on Fraud?” Current Opinion 54 (February 1913): 134-35.

Bishop F. S. Spalding of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Utah hopes to prove Joseph Smith a charlatan and his Book of Mormon a fraud by pointing out flaws in the facsimiles of the Pearl of Great Price.

ID = [79076]  Type = journal article  Date = 1913-02-01  Collections = abraham,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:46
Clark, E. Douglas. “Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Abraham.” BYU Studies Quarterly 53, no. 2 (2014): 173.
ID = [10899]  Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-02  Collections = abraham,byu-studies,old-test  Size: 12815  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:04:27
Nibley, Hugh W. “As Things Stand at the Moment.” Brigham Young University Studies 9, no. 1. (1968): 69–102.

Reprinted in Studies of the Books of Moses and Abraham: Articles from BYU Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
A review of a piece by Wallace Turner arguing against the authenticity of the Joesph Smith Papyri and the Book of Abraham, and a defense of the papyri and book themselves.

ID = [1080]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections = abraham,byu-studies,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:33
Nibley, Hugh W. “As Things Stand at the Moment.” In An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.

Originally printed as an article in BYU Studies.
A review of a piece by Wallace Turner arguing against the authenticity of the Joesph Smith Papyri and the Book of Abraham, and a defense of the papyri and book themselves.

ID = [2291]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Ascension Dramas.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.
A review of ancient apocryphal texts describing the ascension and cosmic tour of a religious figure and his subsequent return to earth to reveal his findings (consider, for example, the Book of Abraham).

ID = [2314]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Woods, Fred E. “The Ascension of Abraham: A Mortal Model for the Climb to Exaltation.” Religious Educator Vol. 23 no. 2 (2022).
ID = [82019]  Type = magazine article  Date = 2022-01-02  Collections = abraham,rel-educ  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03
Muhlestein, Kerry. “Assessing the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Introduction to the Historiography of their Acquisitions, Translations, and Interpretations.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 22 (2016): 17-49.

Abstract: The Book of Abraham has attracted a great deal of scholarly attention since some of the papyri once owned by Joseph Smith were rediscovered. A focus of this attention has been the source of the Book of Abraham, with some contending that the extant fragments are the source, while others have argued that the source is either other papyri or something else altogether. New investigations suggest that, while the relationship between papyri and text is not clear, it is clear that the fragments are not the source and that the method of translation was not the Kirtland Egyptian Papers. Additionally, further investigations into the source of the Book of Abraham as well as the interpretations of the facsimiles have made it clear that much of the controversy about the Book of Abraham has been based on untested assumptions. Book of Abraham studies have made significant strides forward in the last few decades, while some avenues of research are in need of further pursuit.

ID = [3721]  Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections = abraham,bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 65178  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:39
Rhodes, Michael D., and J. Ward Moody. “Astronomy and the Creation in the Book of Abraham.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81784]  Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03
Hurlbut, Jennifer. “Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant.” BYU Studies 46, no. 3 (2007): 191.
ID = [11314]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-03  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size: 3587  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:04:28
Gee, John, and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant. Studies in the Book of Abraham 3, edited by John Gee. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
ID = [82234]  Type = book  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Gee, John, ed. Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.

This third volume in the series Studies in the Book of Abraham includes nine papers from a FARMS-sponsored conference on the Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Three papers on related subjects are also included. An assumption underlying the papers in this volume is that the Book of Abraham is both an authentic and ancient text. In seeking to illuminate the background of the Book of Abraham from historical, geographical, cultural, scientific, and doctrinal perspectives, these studies deal with three broad themes: astronomy in the Book of Abraham, the Joseph Smith Papyri, and the nature of the Abrahamic covenant. As a whole, the research highlighted in this volume affirms that the Book of Abraham is what it claims to be—an ancient text. This becomes clear, for example, when certain nonbiblical themes reflected in the text are found to abound in extrabiblical traditions from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

ID = [81711]  Type = book  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 13  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03
Interpreter Foundation. “Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 1 (Moses 1; Abraham 3).” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 21, 2021.
ID = [6103]  Type = website article  Date = 2021-12-21  Collections = abraham,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 1262  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:22
Interpreter Foundation. “Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 2 (Genesis 1-2; Moses 2-3; Abraham 4-5).” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 28, 2021.
Keywords: Come Follow Me; audio; Old Testament; roundtable
ID = [6960]  Type = website article  Date = 2021-12-28  Collections = abraham,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 1295  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:25
Interpreter Foundation. “Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 7 (Genesis 12–17; Abraham 1–2).” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 01, 2022.
Keywords: Come Follow Me; audio; Old Testament; roundtable
ID = [6935]  Type = website article  Date = 2022-02-01  Collections = abraham,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 1302  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:25
Tvedtnes, John A. “Authentic Ancient Names and Words in the Book of Abraham and Related Kirtland Egyptian Papers.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
ID = [32411]  Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-01  Collections = abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:04
Nibley, Hugh W. “Author’s Preface to the First Edition.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

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Todd, Jay M. “Background of the Church Historian’s Fragment.” Improvement Era 71, no. 2 (February 1968): 41–49.
ID = [82220]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-02-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Ash, Michael R. Bamboozled by the CES Letter. N.p., 2015.

In April 2013 Jeremy T. Runnells published a PDF booklet entitled, “Letter to a CES Director.” This booklet, which is now typically referred to as the “CES Letter,” catalogs Runnells’ concerns and reason why he left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Runnells has worked hard to make his booklet available to people everywhere (and in several languages) and has, unfortunately, been the agent for leading at least a few other believers out of Mormonism. Sadly, most of those who have been bamboozled by the “CES Letter” are Latter-day Saints who were blind-sided by scholarly-sounding interpretations of challenging data. In my opinion, however, the “CES Letter” creates a caricature of Mormonism. The arguments are fundamentally flawed and do not accurately represent either Mormonism or the only logical interpretations of the data. Unfortunately, the reason the “CES Letter” has enjoyed any success is that most Latter-day Saints have never been exposed to some of the more complex matters in early Mormon history. On average, the typical Latter-day Saint has never needed to think outside of the box on Mormon-related philosophical, historical, or scholarly issues. “Bamboozled by the ‘CES Letter’” explains why these controversial issues need not kill a testimony. Interpretation matters. Many lay members, as well as educated Mormon scholars, are fully aware of every topic discussed in the “CES Letter” but continue strong in their faith because they recognize that there are logical interpretations which can be integrated with their belief in Mormonism. There are answers to the concerns raised by the “CES Letter,” and those answers can be supported by current scholarship as well as harmonized with the acceptance of Mormon truth claims.

Keywords: Apologetics, Book of Abraham, Book of Mormon, CES Letter, Early Church History, Eight Witnesses, First Vision, Kinderhook Plates, Polygamy, Priesthood, Prophets, Scripture Study, Temples, Testimony, Three Witnesses, Translation
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Thompson, John S. “‘Being of that Lineage’: Generational Curses and Inheritance in the Book of Abraham.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 54 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 54 (2022): 97-146.

Abstract: The seeming appearance of a lineal or generational curse in the Book of Abraham has been used erroneously to marginalize people and justify racist ideas in Latter-day Saint history. To avoid any further misinterpretation of scripture in ways that are hurtful to others, the following attempts to elucidate the meaning of lineal curses within the Book of Abraham’s claimed ancient provenance. “Cursed” often reflected a simple legalistic concept, applicable to any person regardless of race, that meant one was currently in a state of disinheritance. An individual might be in a state of disinheritance if they violated any requirement necessary to receive their inheritance, and any descendant who remained an heir of a person who no longer had an inheritance to give was also considered disinherited or “cursed,” even though they may have personally done nothing wrong. This ancient understanding of cursing as disinheritance provides better context and clarity to many of Joseph Smith’s revelations and translations, including the Book of Abraham. Arguably, the scriptures and revelations of the Latter-day Saint tradition, including the Bible, indicate that the eternal blessings of a kingdom (land) and priestly kingship/queenship (priesthood) originate from God but must be inherited through an unbroken ancestral chain forged via covenant. Indeed, the express purpose of sealing children to parents in modern Latter-day Saint temples is to make them “heirs.” Consequently, moving towards a better understanding of the roles inheritance and disinheritance play in receiving the divine blessings of the covenant might be beneficial generally and help readers avoid racist interpretations of the Book of Abraham and other scripture. This is especially the case when it is understood that being disinherited, in a gospel context, does not need to be a permanent status when one relies on the grace of the Holy Messiah and [Page 98]submits to those divine laws and covenant rites whereby one can literally inherit the promised blessings.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; cursed; lineal curses; racism
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Matthews, Robert J. “Beyond the Biblical Account: Adam, Enoch, Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham, and Moses in Latter-day Revelation.” In A Witness of Jesus Christ: The 18th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, ed. Richard D. Draper, 134–54. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990.
ID = [67097]  Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections = abraham,moses,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:22:55
Evans, John Henry. “Bishop Spalding’s Jumps in the Logical Process.” Improvement Era 16, no. 4 (1913): 343-346.

This article shows that Bishop Spalding makes three unwarranted inferences in his pamphlet “Joseph Smith, Jr., As a Translator”—that the Book of Abraham is translated incorrectly, that the Book of Mormon cannot be authentic if the Book of Abraham is poorly translated, and that all Mormon belief should be discarded since the Book of Mormon is the basis of the religion.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon, Book of Abraham, Book of Abraham Translation, Egyptology, Pearl of Great Price, Spalding, Franklin
ID = [77054]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1913-02-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:42
Clark, E. Douglas. The Blessings of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2005.
ID = [82198]  Type = book  Date = 1905-06-27  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Book of Mormon Central. “The Blood of the Canaanites.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. September 9, 2019.
ID = [82162]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Blood of the Canaanites.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 98.
ID = [81648]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Everett, Rebecca Fechser. “The Blueprint.” “The Blueprint (Upon Pondering Nibley’s Temple and Cosmos)”; “A Note of Explanation upon the Portrait of Hugh W. Nibley.” Hugh Nibley Collection or Boyd Jay Petersen Collection box 15, folder 3, undated.

A poem that captures the spirit of the Book of Abraham.

ID = [1924]  Type = other article  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:34
Times and Seasons. “The Book of Abraham.” Times and Seasons Vol. 3, no. 9: March 1, 1842.
ID = [76441]  Type = newspaper article  Date = 1842-03-01  Collections = abraham,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:40
Times and Seasons. “The Book of Abraham.” Times and Seasons Vol. 3, no. 10: March 15, 1842.
ID = [76442]  Type = newspaper article  Date = 1842-03-15  Collections = abraham,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:40
Times and Seasons. “The Book of Abraham.” Times and Seasons Vol. 3, no. 14: May 16, 1842.
ID = [76443]  Type = newspaper article  Date = 1842-05-16  Collections = abraham,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:40
Sjodahl, Janne M. “The Book of Abraham.” Improvement Era 16, no. 4 (1913): 326-333.

This article refutes claims made by Rev. F. S. Spalding that the Book of Mormon was not an authentic book because the Book of Abraham was translated incorrectly and that surely means that Joseph Smith was not a translator. Sjodahl points out that the Book of Mormon was translated by the gift and power of God, whereas the book of Abraham required seven years of laborious study coupled with inspiration. One cannot be judged on the merits of the other.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon, Book of Abraham, Book of Abraham Translation, Spalding, Franklin
ID = [77052]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1913-02-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:42
Peterson, H. Donl, Stephen E. Thompson, and Michael D. Rhodes. “Book of Abraham.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
ID = [74259]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections = abraham,eom  Size: 22302  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:29:19
Jackson, Kent P. “The Book of Abraham.” Chap. 20 in From Apostasy to Restoration, 210–17. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1996.
ID = [82201]  Type = book chapter  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Hauglid, Brian M. “The Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32583]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections = abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:04
Van Orden, Bruce A. “The Book of Abraham.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter I.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 1 (1879): 1-3.

Introductory. The Discovery and subsequent history of the Mummies. Translation of the Papyrus by the Prophet Joseph.

Keywords: Book of Abraham, Early Church History, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Translation
ID = [76634]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-01-06  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter II.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 2 (1879): 17-19.

Abraham’s early life in Ur. Human Sacrifices. The causes which led Abraham to leave Chaldea. Confirmatory testimony of Joshua, Josephus, the Book of Judith, etc.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet), Book of Abraham, Ur of the Chaldees
ID = [76640]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-01-13  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter III.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 3 (1879): 37-39.

Abraham as a preacher of righteousness. The testimony of Paul. His ministry in Ur and Haran. God’s covenant with him based on the Gospel.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet), Book of Abraham
ID = [76641]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-01-20  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter IV.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 4 (1879): 53-55.

Abraham in Egypt.—Confirmatory Statements of Josephus, Nicolaus of Damascus, etc. —Abraham’s influence on the Religions of Persia and Hindostan — Traces of Gospel teaching in the mythologies of the ancients.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet), Book of Abraham
ID = [76642]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-01-27  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter IX.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 9 (1879): 129-132.

The System of Astronomy taught by Abraham proven true by recent research. Testimony of Various Authors. Admissions that the Ancients were taught scientific truths by Divine Revelation.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet), Astronomy, Book of Abraham
ID = [76647]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-03-03  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter V.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 5 (1879): 65-67.

Gospel ideas believed in by the Ancients.— First departures from the True Faith.—The Egyptian Worship of Adam and the Patriarchs.—The book of the Dead.

Keywords: Adam (Prophet), Ancient Egypt, Book of Abraham
ID = [76643]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-02-03  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter VI.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 6 (1879): 81-84.

Traces of Gospel Ideas in Persian, Greek and Roman Mythologies. The Ancient Pagan Mysteries. The Circular Cut in The Book of Abraham, its import, etc.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet), Book of Abraham
ID = [76644]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-02-10  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter VII.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 7 (1879): 97-100.

The chronology of the Ancients, a Key to its mysteries—The anti-deluvian monarchs—Josephus and Chinese chronology.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet), Book of Abraham, Chronology
ID = [76645]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-02-17  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter VIII.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 8 (1879): 113-115.

Abraham on Pharaoh’s Throne. He makes a Treaty ending a One Hundred years’ war. The true system of Astronomy, Governing Planets, Kolob.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet), Astronomy, Book of Abraham, Kolob
ID = [76646]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-02-24  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter X.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 10 (1879): 145-148.

Abraham as a Pyramid Builder. Philition. The uses of the Pyramids. The Coffer a Baptismal Font, Symbolism in baptism for dead.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet), Ancient Egypt, Baptism for the Dead, Book of Abraham
ID = [76635]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-03-10  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter XI.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 11 (1879): 161-163.

The Sacred Cubit. “One Day to a Cubit.” Alcyone—The Sun’s Distance. Pyramid References to Astronomical Truths.

Keywords: Astronomy, Book of Abraham, Cubit, Measurements
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Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter XII.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 12 (1879): 177-179.

Summary of Pyramid references. From the earth to Kolob. Additional reasons for accepting the Abrahamic system of astronomy.

Keywords: Ancient Egypt, Astronomy, Book of Abraham, Kolob
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Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter XIII.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 13 (1879): 193-195.

Scientific Objections to the Prophet’s Translations of the Book of Abraham —M. Deveria’s Translation.

Keywords: Book of Abraham, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Translation
ID = [76638]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-03-31  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Reynolds, George. “Book of Abraham - Its Genuineness Established, Chapter XIV.” The Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 14 (1879): 209-211.

Samples of Ancient Languages in the Book of Abraham — Word Roots. Lack of Chronologic Sequence. Conclusion.

Keywords: Book of Abraham, Chronology
ID = [76639]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-04-07  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:41
Ash, Michael R. “Book of Abraham 201: Papyri, Revelation and Modern Egyptology.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32428]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections = abraham,fair-conference  Size: 43865  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:04
Hauglid, Brian M. “The Book of Abraham and Muslim Tradition.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81791]  Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03
Dibble, William E. “The Book of Abraham and Pythagorean Astronomy.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 8, no. 3 (Fall/Winter 1973): 135–38.
ID = [82216]  Type = journal article  Date = 1973-09-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Book of Abraham and the Book of the Dead.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.
A stimulating comparison and analysis of the Apocalypse of Abraham and the Testament of Abraham, presenting the two traditions and offering others that have specif relevance to the Book of Abraham.

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Hauglid, Brian M. “The Book of Abraham and the Egyptian Project: ‘A Knowledge of Hidden Languages’” In Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World, eds. Lincoln H. Blumell, Matthew J. Grey, and Andrew H. Hedges. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34703]  Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 60852  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:07
Cook, Bradley J. “The Book of Abraham and the Islamic Qiṣaṣ al-­Anbiyāʾ (Tales of the Prophets) Extant Literature.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 33, no. 4 (Winter 2000): 127–46.
ID = [82213]  Type = journal article  Date = 2000-12-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Muehlstein, Kerry. “The Book of Abraham and Unnoticed Assumptions.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32524]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections = abraham,fair-conference  Size: 39714  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:04
Gee, John. “The Book of Abraham in the Ancient World.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [34390]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size: 9517  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:06
Book of Mormon Central. “Book of Abraham Insight #1: Abraham and Idrimi.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 1, 2019.
ID = [82153]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Book of Mormon Central. “Book of Abraham Insights: Introduction.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 1, 2019.
ID = [82152]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Lindsay, Jeff. “Book of Abraham Polemics: Dan Vogel’s Broad Critique of the Defense of the Book of Abraham.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 47 (2021): 107-150.

Review of Dan Vogel, Book of Abraham Apologetics: A Review and Critique (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2021). 250 pp. $18.95 (softback).

Abstract: Dan Vogel’s latest book claims to offer clear-cut evidence showing what, when, and how Joseph Smith fraudulently translated the Book of Abraham. While he claims to use an objective approach, he instead weaves a polemical agenda that ignores some of the most important scholarship in favor of the Book of Abraham. He ignores crucial evidence and relies on assumptions and hypotheses as if they were established facts. The arguments of apologists, which he claims to be reviewing and critiquing, are often overlooked or, when treated, attacked without letting readers know the substance of the apologetic argument. He neglects key arguments, and important documents that don’t fit his theory. The work is a valuable tool to explore Book of Abraham polemics, but it is not even-handed scholarship by any means. Vogel’s latest contribution does not overturn the evidence against his paradigm nor overthrow the growing body of insights into the antiquity of the Book of Abraham.


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LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “The Book of Abraham with Robin Scott Jensen.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 7, 2018.
ID = [5473]  Type = website article  Date = 2018-11-07  Collections = abraham,interpreter-website  Size: 4326  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:19
Gee, John. “Book of Abraham, I Presume.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32497]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections = abraham,fair-conference  Size: 28730  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:04
Muhlestein, Kerry. “The Book of Abraham, Joseph Smith, Revelation, and You.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, November 12, 2013.
ID = [70462]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-11-13  Collections = abraham,byuh-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:27:19
Muhlestein, Kerry. “The Book of Abraham, Revelation, and You.” Ensign, December 2018.
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Skinner, Andrew C. “The Book of Abraham: A Most Remarkable Book.” Ensign, March 1997.
ID = [52805]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1997-03-01  Collections = abraham,ensign  Size: 27308  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:15:22
BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Abraham: A Valuable Discovery.” Roundtable Discussion with Alexander Baugh, Kerry Muhlestein, Andrew Hedges, Andrew Reed, 2020.
ID = [39084]  Type = video  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-dc-history,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:56:43
Unattributed. “The Book of Abraham: An Ongoing Research Focus.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).

In 1998 FARMS’s longtime interest in advancing research supportive of the Book of Abraham as an ancient text found new emphasis and direction as a formalized FARMS project, an impetus made possible by a farsighted donor: the Robert Gay family. Soon a working group of scholars was convened to exchange research and ideas on the text. The resulting exchange of information led to FARMS-sponsored public lectures and a scholarly conference in 1999. The next year saw publication of John Gee’s Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri and, fortuitously, an enlarged edition of Hugh Nibley’s Abraham in Egypt (a project years in the making). Following in short order were the first two volumes in the Studies in the Book of Abraham series—Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham (2001) and The Hor Book of Breathings (2002)—and a “World of Abraham” symposium and scholarly conference in 2002.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; ancient text; lectures; publication
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Morris, Larry E. “The Book of Abraham: Ask the Right Questions and Keep On Looking.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): 355-380.

Review of Robert K. Ritner. “The ‘Breathing Permit of Hôr’ Thirtyfour Years Later.” Dialogue 33/4 (2000): 97–119. Review of Robert K. Ritner. “ ‘The Breathing Permit of Hôr’ among the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 62/3 (2003): 161–77.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Joseph Smith Papyri
ID = [494]  Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 61383  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:31
Rhodes, Michael D. “The Book of Abraham: Dealing with the Critics.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
ID = [32394]  Type = talk  Date = 2003-08-01  Collections = abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:04
Rhodes, Michael D. “The Book of Abraham: Divinely Inspired Scripture.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4, no. 1 (1992): 120-126.

Review of . . . By His Own Hand upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri (1992), by Charles M. Larson.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Book of Abraham; Criticism; Pearl of Great Price
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Book of Breathings, P. Louvre 3284.” “Book of Breathings, P. Louvre 3284,” an English translation. 1968.

Nibley’s own translation of an Egyptian funerary text.
This is Nibley’s translation of the most famous parallel version of the Egyptian text once in the possession of Joseph Smith. Cf. Richard A. Parker, “The Book of Breathings (Fragment 1, The ‘Sensen’ Text, with Restorations from Louvre Papyrus 3284),” Dialogue 3/2 (1968): 98–99; and Klaus Baer, “The Breathing Permit of Hôr: A Translation of the Apparent Source of the Book of Abraham,” Dialogue 3/3 (1968): 109–34. The hieratic text of P. Louvre 3284 is reproduced in BYU Studies 11/2 (1971): 154–56. **Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri

ID = [1655]  Type = other article  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:34
Pratt, Orson. “The Book of Mormon—Promises to the Lamanites—Objects of the Record—The Book of Abraham—Gifts to the Church—Benefit of Immediate Revelation—The Greater Things Shown to Those Who Receive the Record—The Vision of Moses—The Creation, Etc.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 20. 1880, 62–77.

Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered at the Thirteenth Ward Assembly Rooms, Sunday Evening, August 25, 1878. Reported By: Geo. F. Gibbs.

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Smoot, Stephen O. “The Book of the Dead as a Temple Text and… the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference. October 25, 2014.
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Smoot, Stephen O. “Book Review: An Introduction to the Book of Abraham.” The Interpreter Foundation website. September 29, 2017.
ID = [4861]  Type = website article  Date = 2017-09-29  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,interpreter-website  Size: 14776  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:17
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “‘The Book That Answers All the Questions’: Hugh Nibley and the Pearl of Great Price.” In Hugh Nibley Observed Introductory Blog Series, by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR. 22 April 2021.

This is the fourth of eight weekly blog posts published in honor of the life and work of Hugh Nibley.
An examination of Nibley’s work with the Book of Abraham.

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Rhodes, Michael D. Books of the Dead Belonging to Tshemmin and Neferirnub: A Translation and Commentary. Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2010.
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Baer, Klaus. “The Breathing Permit of Hôr: A Translation of the Apparent Source of the Book of Abraham.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 3 (Fall 1968): 109–34.
ID = [82212]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-09-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Ritner, Robert K. “The ‘Breathing Permit of Hor’ Thirty-Four Years Later.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 33, no. 4 (Winter 2000): 97-119.
ID = [82215]  Type = journal article  Date = 2000-12-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Book of Mormon Central. “By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. December 11, 2019.
ID = [82175]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “By His Own Hand upon Papyrus.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 175.
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Smoot, Stephen O. “‘By His Own Hand, Upon Papyrus’: Another Look.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 14, 2013.
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Ensign. “BYU Professor Tracing Path of Book of Abraham Papyri.” Ensign June 1985.
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Clark, E. Douglas. “Cedars and Stars: Enduring Symbols of Cosmic Kingship in Abraham’s Encounter with Pharoah.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Challenge and Response.” In An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.

Originally published as part of the Improvement Era series A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price, running from January to April 1968.
An attempt to put to rest rumors and claims that the Book of Abraham and its accompanying facsimiles are false or fiction.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 1: What Manner of Document?” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

When Hugh Nibley first wrote The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri, he wrote it for an audience that understood things both Egyptian and Latter-day Saint. It was an audience that at the time did not exist. For the bemused audience that did find the book, many failed to comprehend it. Many of Nibley’s readers have supposed that, like Nibley’s other works, it was designed to be read straight through and have expressed frustration at the difficulty of doing so. Only the first few chapters are designed to be read in this manner. The rest of the book is a commentary on a particular text, Papyrus Louvre N. 3284, which Nibley introduced in his early chapters. If the reader desires to know a bit more about a particular passage in the text, he or she should go to the appropriate place in the commentary.
In 1967, when the Joseph Smith papyri were found in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and purchased by the Church, Latter-day Saints eagerly sought the original document from which the Book of Abraham was derived. At the same time critics of Joseph Smith eagerly sought evidence to refute the Prophet’s claims. Among apologists and critics alike, many have assumed that one particular document, called a Book of Breathings (Joseph Smith Papyri X and XI), was the source of the Book of Abraham. This article was written in response to such claims.

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Book of Mormon Central. “Chiasmus in the Book of Abraham.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. December 19, 2019.
ID = [82176]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Chiasmus in the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 181.
ID = [81666]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Calabro, David M. “The Choreography of Genesis: A Ritual Reading of the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Conference. November 5, 2016.
ID = [6890]  Type = video  Date = 2016-11-05  Collections = abraham,interpreter-website,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:25
Von Wellnitz, Marcus. Christ and the Patriarchs: New Light from Apocryphal Literature and Tradition. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1981.

Adam, Moses, Abraham, and Noah in apocryphal writings and traditions

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Wilcox, Matthew Porter. “The Coming Forth of the Book of Abraham.” In 2009 BYU Religious Education Student Symposium, 105–21. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [82221]  Type = book article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 1: The Nature and Purpose of the Book of Breathings.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2243]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 2: Initiation Rites and Entering the Temple.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2244]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 3: The Creation (Resurrection) of Man.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2245]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 4: The Garden Story.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2246]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 5: The Long Road Back.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2247]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 6: The Fearful Passage.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2248]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 7: Culmination and Conclusion.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2249]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Common Carrier: Author Defends Image of Joseph Smith as Prophet.” Salt Lake Tribune.

Hugh Nibley defends Joseph Smith as a prophet by refuting so-called “evidence“ set forth about the origin of the Book of Abraham.

ID = [1087]  Type = newspaper article  Date = 1973-11-25  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:33
Smith, Joseph F. “Concerning the Creation.” Improvement Era 7, no. 5 (Mar. 1904): 385–86.

Argument as to when man was created, reconciling the apparent discrepancies in Genesis 1 and 2 and the Pearl of Great Price

ID = [29853]  Type = church article  Date = 1904-03-01  Collections = abraham,improvement-era,moses,old-test,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:33:37
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Conclusion.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 283.
ID = [81685]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Nibley, Hugh W. “Conclusion: A Rough Recapitulation.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Conclusion: Taking Stock.” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 73, no. 5 (May 1970): 82–89, 91–94.

Reprinted in An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 18.
A conclusion to the series A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.

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Gee, John. “Contents of the Book of Abraham.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [34384]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size: 4714  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:06
Smoot, Stephen O. “Council, Chaos, and Creation in the Book of Abraham.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013): 28-39.

The Book of Abraham in the Pearl of Great Price depicts the creation, including the motifs of the divine council, primeval chaos, and creation from preexisting matter. This depiction fits nicely in an ancient Near Eastern cultural background and has strong affinities with the depiction of the cosmos found in the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Near Eastern texts (especially Egyptian and Mesopotamian).

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Ancient Near East; Chaos; Cosmos; Council; Creation; Pearl of Great Price
ID = [3296]  Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 52038  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:37
Jackson, Kent P. “The Covenant of Abraham.” Chap. 11 in The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis, 127–37. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
ID = [82199]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections = abraham,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Book of Mormon Central. “Creation from Chaos.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. November 12, 2019.
ID = [82171]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Creation from Chaos.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 168.
ID = [81663]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Draper, Richard D. “The Creation of Humankind, and Allegory?: A Note on Abraham 5:7, 14-16.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81787]  Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03
Nielsen, F. Kent, and Stephen D. Ricks. “Creation, Creation Accounts.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:340. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Keywords: Book of Abraham, Book of Moses, Creation, Creation ex nihilo, Jesus Christ
ID = [74384]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,eom,old-test  Size: 15851  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:29:19
Wernick, Nissim. “A Critical Analysis of the Book of Abraham in the Light of Extra-Canonical Jewish Writings.” Ph.D. diss., BYU, 1968.
ID = [67953]  Type = thesis  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections = abraham,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:22:57
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Critics.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

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Gee, John. “The Crocodile God of Pharaoh in Mesopotamia.” Insights: An Ancient Window [FARMS newsletter] (October 1996): 2.
ID = [82226]  Type = newsletter article  Date = 1996-10-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04

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Douglas, Alex. “David E. Bokovoy. Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2014.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 8 no. 1 (2016).

David Bokovoy’s most recent book, Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy, represents a fresh and much-needed perspective on how Latter-day Saints can simultaneously embrace both scholarship and faith. This book is the first in what is anticipated to be a three-volume set exploring issues of authorship in the Old Testament published by Bokovoy with Greg Kofford Books. Bokovoy uses current scholarship on the Pentateuch as a springboard for discussing LDS perspectives on scripture, revelation, and cultural influence. To my knowledge, this is the first book-length attempt to popularize the classical Documentary Hypothesis among Latter-day Saints, and Bokovoy does an exemplary job of tackling this issue head-on and taking an unflinching view of its implications for how we understand Restoration scriptures such as the Book of Moses, the Book of Abraham, and the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Old Testament; Biblical studies; religious scholarship; Book of Mormon
ID = [7065]  Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections = abraham,bom,farms-sba,old-test  Size: 23496  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:25
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Deseret Connection.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

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Book of Mormon Central. “Did Abraham Lie About His Wife Sarai?” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 2, 2019.
ID = [82156]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Did Abraham Lie about His Wife, Sarai?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 125.
ID = [81654]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Smoot, Stephen O. “Did Joseph Smith Use a Seer Stone in the Translation of the Book of Abraham?” Religious Educator Vol. 23 no. 2 (2022).
ID = [82018]  Type = magazine article  Date = 2022-01-02  Collections = abraham,rel-educ  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03
Smoot, Stephen O. “Did Joseph Smith Use a Seer Stone in the Translation of the Book of Abraham?” Religious Educator 23, no. 2 (2022): 65–107.
ID = [82236]  Type = magazine article  Date = 2022-07-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., and David J. Larsen. “Die Apokalypse Abrahams: Ein antiker Zeuge für das Buch Mose (The Apocalypse of Abraham : Ancient Witness of the Book of Moses).” Invited lecture at the FAIR Germany Conference, Frankfurt, Germany. 28 March 2009.
ID = [4460]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-03-28  Collections = abraham,bradshaw,moses,old-test  Size: 67242  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:16
Jensen, Robin Scott, Kerry Muhlestein, and Scott C. Esplin. “Discussing Difficult Topics: The Book of Abraham.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 3 (2020).
ID = [38324]  Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-03  Collections = abraham,rel-educ  Size: 54577  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:56:42
Nibley, Hugh W. “Dispensations and Axial Times.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.
This chapter discusses periods past and future in which the gods come together to save mankind and bring them to godhood.

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Book of Mormon Central. “The Divine Council.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. November 6, 2019.
ID = [82170]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Divine Council.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 150.
ID = [81659]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Gee, John. “Doctrinal Debris of the Book of Abraham.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [34396]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size: 6401  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:06

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Ricks, Stephen D. “The Early Ministry of Abraham (Abraham 1 and 2).” In Studies in Scriptures, Volume 2: The Pearl of Great Price, edited by Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson, 217–24. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
ID = [82224]  Type = book article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Freedman, David Noel. “The Ebla Tablets and the Abraham Tradition.” In Reflections on Mormonism: Judaeo-Christian Parallels, ed. Truman G. Madsen, 67–78. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1978.
ID = [37137]  Type = book article  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections = abraham,old-test,rsc-books  Size: 26333  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:56:40
Gillum, Gary P. “Editor’s Preface.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

ID = [2191]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Egypt and Joseph Smith.” 4 pp. unpublished typescript, n.d.

Questions and answers given at an unknown time and place.
Answers the following questions: “What is the Prophet’s attraction to Egypt?”; “Why have the vast majority of people never known the Gospel?”; “What is the relationship between the Osiris myth and the Abraham story?”; “What is the pattern we must follow to become sons of God, to gain eternal life?”; “How do the three Facsimiles relate to that pattern?”; “What specifically is the Hypocephalus?”; and “What is the appeal of Light to the Egyptians? What does the Sun represent?” —from Gary Gillum

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Brown, Samuel Morris. “The Egyptian Bible and the Cosmic Order.” Chap. 6 in Joseph Smith’s Translation: The Words and Worlds of Early Mormonism, 193–232. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
ID = [82202]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O. “An Egyptian Context for the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32707]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections = abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:04
Smoot, Stephen O. “Egyptian Context for the Book of Abraham” by Stephen Smoot from the 2021 FAIR Conference.” The Ultimate Egypt – Interpreter Foundation Tour Lecture. The Interpreter Foundation website. August 5, 2021.

This lecture overviews and summarizes the recent work of Latter-day Saint scholars that creates an Egyptian context for the Book of Abraham. Drawing from the resources and material on the Pearl of Great Price Central website, it focuses on what is known about the ancient owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri, the texts preserved on the surviving papyri fragments, and few key ways in which the Book of Abraham can be situated in the ancient world.

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Gee, John, and Kerry Muhlestein. “An Egyptian Context for the Sacrifice of Abraham.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 20 no. 2 (2011).

The plausibility of the attempted offering of Abraham by a priest of pharaoh and the existence of human sacrifice in ancient Egypt have been questioned and debated. This paper presents strong evidence that ritual slaying did exist among ancient Egyptians, with a particular focus on its existence in the Middle Kingdom. It details three individual evidences of human sacrifice found in ancient Egypt. Four different aspects of the attempted offering of Abraham are compared to these Egyptian evidences to illustrate how the story of Abraham fits with the picture of ritual slaying in Middle Kingdom Egypt.

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Messenger and Advocate. “Egyptian Mummies.” Messenger and Advocate Vol. 2, no. 3: December 1835.
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Muehlstein, Kerry. “Egyptian Papers and the Translation of the Book of Abraham: What Careful Applications of the Evidence Can and Cannot Tell Us.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32687]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections = abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:04
Muhlestein, Kerry. “Egyptian Papyri and the Book of Abraham.” In No Weapon Shall Prosper, ed. Robert L. Millet. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35040]  Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size: 58748  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:07
Muhlestein, Kerry. “Egyptian Papyri and the Book of Abraham: Some Questions and Answers.” Religious Educator Vol. 11 no. 1 (2010).
ID = [38271]  Type = magazine article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections = abraham,rel-educ  Size: 41243  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:56:42
Todd, Jay M. “Egyptian Papyri Rediscovered.” Improvement Era 71, no. 1 (January 1968): 12–16.
ID = [82218]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Gee, John. “An Egyptian View of Abraham.” In Bountiful Harvest: Essays in Honor of S. Kent Brown, edited by Skinner, Andrew C., Davis, D. Morgan, and Griffin, Carl. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2011.
ID = [81766]  Type = book article  Date =   Collections = abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03
Gee, John. “The Egyptian View of Abraham.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [34385]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size: 7152  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:06
Book of Mormon Central. “Egyptianisms in the Book of Abraham.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. December 27, 2019.
ID = [82177]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Egyptianisms in the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 185.
ID = [81667]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Muhlestein, Kerry. “Encircling Astronomy and the Egyptians: An Approach to Abraham 3.” Religious Educator Vol. 10 no. 1 (2009).
ID = [38310]  Type = magazine article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections = abraham,rel-educ  Size: 39161  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:56:42
Muhlestein, Kerry. “‘Encircling Astronomy and the Egyptians: An Approach to Abraham 3’” In By Study and by Faith, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2012.
ID = [35025]  Type = book article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size: 39153  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:07
Nibley, Hugh W. “Epic Milieu in the Old Testament.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 10 (October 1956): 710–12, 745–51.

Reprinted in Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 5.
Discussions of the book of Enoch and its relationship to the Book of Abraham and other ancient texts and folklore.

ID = [912]  Type = church article  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,bom,nibley,old-test  Size: 42471  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:32
Nibley, Hugh W. “Epic Milieu in the Old Testament.” In Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 5. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.

Originally printed as an article in the Improvement Era series There Were Jaredites.
Discussions of the book of Enoch and its relationship to the Book of Abraham and other ancient texts and folklore.

ID = [2025]  Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections = abraham,bom,nibley,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Estimating the Evidence, Episode 22: On the Book of Abraham.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 1, 2021.
ID = [5186]  Type = website article  Date = 2021-12-01  Collections = abraham,interpreter-website  Size: 49548  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:19
Nibley, Hugh W. “Explanation.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2238]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Muhlestein, Kerry. “The Explanation-Defying Book of Abraham.” In A Reason for Faith, ed. Laura H. Hales. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
ID = [34626]  Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:07
Olson, Eric Jay. “The Extremes of Eclecticism.” Review of Abraham in Egypt by Hugh Nibley, Dialogue 15, no. 4, (1982): 123–5.

An in-depth review of Hugh Nibley’s book Abraham in Egypt.

ID = [1035]  Type = review  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:32
Gee, John. “Eyewitness, Hearsay, and Physical Evidence of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81852]  Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections = abraham,church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03

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Book of Mormon Central. “Facsimile 1 as a Sacrifice Scene.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 8, 2020.
ID = [82180]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Facsimile 1 as a Sacrifice Scene.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 221.
ID = [81674]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Nibley, Hugh W. “Facsimile 1: A Unique Document.” In An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.

Originally published as a series of Improvement Era articles titled A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price. “Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document“ appeared as parts 5 and 6 of the series.
Hugh Nibley dives into the evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Abraham, specifically Facsimile 1, and how arguments against its authenticity hold no authority against the evidence.

ID = [2294]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Facsimile 1: By the Figures.” In An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.

Originally published as a series of Improvement Era articles titled A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price. “Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document“ appeared as part 8 of the series.
A look at Egyptian evidence of the authenticity of Facsimile 1.

ID = [2295]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Gee, John. “Facsimile 3 and Book of the Dead 125.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81789]  Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Facsimile 3: Judgment Scene or Presentation Scene?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 264.
ID = [81681]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Book of Mormon Central. “Facsimile 3: Judgment Scene vs. Presentation Scene.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 22, 2020.
ID = [82186]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Dennis, Ronald D. “Facsimile Translation Considerations.” In Prophet of the Jubilee, ed. Ronald D. Dennis. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
ID = [37545]  Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size: 5496  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:56:41
Dennis, Ronald D. “Facsimile Translation Considerations.” In Zion’s Trumpet: 1852 Welsh Mormon Periodical, ed. Ronald D. Dennis. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
ID = [37292]  Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:56:40
Dennis, Ronald D. “Facsimile Translation Considerations.” In Zion’s Trumpet: 1856 and 1857 Welsh Mormon Periodical, ed. Ronald D. Dennis. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [37271]  Type = book article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:56:40
BYU Religious Education. “The Facsimiles.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Andrew Skinner, Camille Fronk Olsen, Richard Draper, Michael Rhodes, 2004.
ID = [39667]  Type = video  Date = 2004-03-28  Collections = abraham,rsc-rt-pogp,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:56:44
Gee, John. “The Facsimiles.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [34395]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size: 15961  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:06
Barney, Kevin L. “The Facsimiles and Semitic Adaptation of Existing Sources.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81790]  Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham: A Response.” Sunstone, December 1979. 49–51.

Republished as a chapter in An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 18.
A response by Nibley to a criticism of the historicity of the Book of Abraham by Edward H. Ashment at the Sunstone Theological Symposium at the University of Utah on 24–25 August 1979.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “The Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham: A Response.” In An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.

Originally published as an article in Sunstone in 1979.
A response by Nibley to a criticism of the historicity of the Book of Abraham by Edward H. Ashment at the Sunstone Theological Symposium at the University of Utah on 24–25 August 1979.

ID = [2300]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Book of Mormon Central. “The Fall of Lucifer.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 3, 2020.
ID = [82178]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Fall of Lucifer.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 163.
ID = [81662]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Gee, John. “Fantasy and Reality in the Translation of the Book of Abraham.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): 127-170.

Abstract: The volume editors of The Joseph Smith Papers Revelations and Translations: Volume 4 propose a theory of translation of the Book of Abraham that is at odds with the documents they publish and with other documents and editorial comments published in the other volumes of the Joseph Smith Papers Project. Two key elements of their proposal are the idea of simultaneous dictation of Book of Abraham Manuscripts in the handwritings of Frederick G. Williams and Warren Parrish, and Joseph Smith’s use of the so-called Alphabet and Grammar. An examination of these theories in the light of the documents published in the Joseph Smith Papers shows that neither of these theories is historically tenable. The chronology the volume editors propose for the translation of the Book of Abraham creates more problems than it solves. A different chronology is proposed. Unfortunately, the analysis shows that the theory of translation of the Book of Abraham adopted by the Joseph Smith Papers volume editors is highly flawed.

ID = [3439]  Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections = abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 64883  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:38
Nibley, Hugh W. “Figure 6 of Facsimile 2.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1983. Informal lecture, date and location unknown.

In this informal lecture, Hugh Nibley proposes that exploring the explanations of the facsimiles was not timely in Joseph Smith’s day, but the 1960s opened avenues for serious investigation. He reviews some of the mythical details in the Egyptian account of the premortal council. He also cites examples of Egyptian truisms that relate to Hebrew wisdom literature.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham
ID = [8371]  Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections = abraham,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:04:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Figure 6 of Facsimile 2.” FARMS brown bag lecture series, 15 March 1995, Brigham Young University.

Full transcript.
Has the time come to know the meanings of figures 12–20 in Facsimile 2? Hugh Nibley responds.

ID = [1299]  Type = talk  Date = 1995-03-15  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:33
Book of Mormon Central. “The Foreordination of Abraham.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. November 30, 2019.
ID = [82173]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Foreordination of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 156.
ID = [81660]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Clark, E. Douglas. “Foreword.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

ID = [2190]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Gee, John. “Formulas and Faith.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 21, no. 1 (2012): 60-65.

The question of where Joseph Smith received the text of the Book of Abraham has elicited three main theories, one of which, held by a minority of church members, is that Joseph translated it from papyri that we no longer have. It is conjectured that if this were the case, then the contents of the Book of Abraham must have been on what nineteenth-century witnesses described as the “long roll.” Two sets of scholars developed mathematical formulas to discover, from the remains of what they believe to be the long roll, what the length of the long roll would have been. However, when these formulas are applied on scrolls of known length, they produce erratic or inconclusive results, thus casting doubt on their ability to accurately conclude how long the long roll would have been.

Keywords: Authorship; Book of Abraham; Faith; Formula; Pearl of Great Price; Translation
ID = [3276]  Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 20166  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:37
Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).

The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, treats the fragments of the Joseph Smith Papyri associated with Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: translation; commentary; conference
ID = [66672]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections = abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:22:54
Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).

The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, treats the fragments of the Joseph Smith Papyri associated with Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham. The book features hieroglyphs that were custom designed for this project. Available in June 2002.

Keywords: translation; commentary; notes
ID = [66678]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections = abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:22:54
Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).

The FARMS Review (vol. 15, no. 1), edited by Daniel C. Peterson, contains reviews of a FARMS publication titled Uncovering the Original Text of the Book of Mormon: History and Findings of the Critical Text Project, Terryl L. Givens’s study of the Book of Mormon titled By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion (published by Oxford University Press), three books on the Book of Abraham, and an evangelical critique titled The New Mormon Challenge, initially treated in the last Review. The FARMS Review (formerly FARMS Review of Books) also includes a study of what was known about chiasmus at the time the Book of Mormon was produced. Beginning with this issue is a section called “Book Notes,” in which brief descriptions of recent books will be given. Available in late April.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; religion; scripture; history
ID = [66706]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections = abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:22:54
Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).

The Hôr Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, treats the fragments of the Joseph Smith Papyri associated with Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham. Available in March 2002.

Keywords: translation; commentary; Joseph Smith
ID = [66649]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections = abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:22:54
Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).

Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, edited by John Gee and Brian Hauglid, is volume 3 in the Book of Abraham Series. It includes FARMS conference papers on the Book of Abraham and its commonalities with ancient texts, Abraham’s vision of the heavens, and the significance of the Abrahamic covenant. Available autumn 2003.

Keywords: volume; Book of Abraham; BYU; history
ID = [66724]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-05  Collections = abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:22:54
Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).

Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, edited by John Gee and Brian Hauglid, is the third volume in the Book of Abraham Series. It includes papers from a FARMS-sponsored conference on the Book of Abraham and covers such topics as Abraham’s vision of the heavens, commonalities between the Book of Abraham and noncanonical ancient texts, and the significance of the Abrahamic covenant. Available summer 2004.

Keywords: translation; book; texts; covenant; religion
ID = [66745]  Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-02  Collections = abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:22:54
Gee, John. “Four Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 133-152.

Abstract: Although unknown as deities in Joseph Smith’s day, the names of four associated idolatrous gods (Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmackrah, and Korash) mentioned in the Book of Abraham are attested anciently. Two of them are known to have connections with the practices attributed to them in the Book of Abraham. The odds of Joseph Smith guessing the names correctly is astronomical.

ID = [3499]  Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections = abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 42278  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:38
Book of Mormon Central. “The Four Sons of Horus (Facsimile 2, Figure 6).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 17, 2020.
ID = [82184]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Four Sons of Horus (Facsimile 2, Figure 6).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 255.
ID = [81679]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Nibley, Hugh W. “Fragment Found in Salt Lake City.” Brigham Young University Studies 8, no. 2, (1968): 191–4.

Reprinted in Studies of the Books of Moses and Abraham, articles from BYU Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
Some thoughts on a fragment of parchment kept in the Church Historian’s Office.

ID = [1078]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections = abraham,byu-studies,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:33
Smoot, Stephen O. “Framing the Book of Abraham: Presumptions and Paradigms.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 47 (2021): 263-338.

Review of Dan Vogel, Book of Abraham Apologetics: A Review and Critique (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2021). 250 pp. $18.95 (softback).

Abstract: The Book of Abraham continues to undergo scrutiny in both academic and polemical publications. The latest offering of substance in the latter category, Dan Vogel’s Book of Abraham Apologetics: A Review and Critique, criticizes the work of those who argue for the antiquity and inspiration of the Book of Abraham and makes a sustained argument that the book is, instead, modern pseudepigrapha written by a pious fraud (Joseph Smith) in the nineteenth century. Book of Abraham Apologetics lays out a particular naturalistic approach to this text that works best only when certain metaphysical and methodological assumptions are taken for granted. This approach, however, as well as most of his arguments against the Book of Abraham’s historicity, are severely undermined both by Vogel’s inability to properly assess the evidence and his metaphysical or ideological commitments. This review critiques Vogel’s critique of Book of Abraham apologetics and offers an alternative to his questionable framing of the text and its interpretation.


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Smoot, Stephen O. “‘From the Catecombs of Egypt’: Latter-­day Saint Engagement with Ancient Egypt and the Contest of Religious Identity.” Journal of Mormon History 46, no. 4 (Fall 2020): 1–44.
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Sperry, Sidney B. “Genesis 12:1–13, an Abridgment of the Book of Abraham.” Improvement Era 35, no. 12, October 1932, 727–28.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Geometry.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Getting Ready to Begin: An Editorial.” Brigham Young University Studies 8, no. 3, (1968): 245–54.

A contribution to the continuing debate over the Joseph Smith Papyri and the historical authenticity of the Book of Abraham.

ID = [1079]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections = abraham,byu-studies,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:33
Paulsen, David L. “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Joseph Smith: Defending the Faith.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
ID = [32397]  Type = talk  Date = 2004-08-01  Collections = abraham,fair-conference,old-test  Size: 66771  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:04
Book of Mormon Central. “God Sitting Upon His Throne (Facsimile 2, Figure 7).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 20, 2020.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “God Sitting upon His Throne (Facsimile 2, Figure 7).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 259.
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Griggs, C. Wilfred. “A Great Fuss about a Scrap of Papyrus.” Review of The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri by Hugh Nibley, Ensign, October 1975. 84.

Written by an associate member of the Institute for Ancient Studies at Brigham Young University.
A discussion of Hugh Nibley’s book The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri and its contributions to the understanding Latter-day Saints have of the papyri today.

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Gee, John. A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

Since the rediscovery of the Joseph Smith Papyri in 1967, the papyri have been the center of conflicting, and often confusing, claims. This full-color, reader-friendly guide contains an overview of the basic facts and major theories about the papyri, along with helpful maps, illustrations, charts, and glossaries of terms and names.
Written by Egyptologist John Gee, this guide reflects not only the latest Egyptological research but also the most recent Latter-day Saint thought about the papyri. It deals with the nature of the papyri, their contents, their provenance, their relationship to the Book of Abraham and the Book of Breathings, current views of believers and detractors, and more.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles; Book of Abraham Translation; Joseph Smith Papyri
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Stokes, Adam O. “The Hamites: The Pre-Restoration Monotheism of the Children of Ham in the Book of Abraham.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 59 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 59 (2023): 33-52.

Abstract: This article examines the treatment of several personages identified as Hamites in the Book of Abraham. It proposes that, in contrast to traditional readings of the text, Hamites are featured positively in the Book of Abraham. This is particularly true of the daughters of Onitah and of Pharaoh himself, both of whom are presented as righteous people practicing an early form of monotheism. While I do not claim that the Book of Abraham is completely free of elements possibly deemed to be racially problematic, until now, the positive depiction of the Hamites in the text has largely been overlooked.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; hamites; monotheism; pharaoh
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Gee, John. “Has Olishem Been Discovered?” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013): 104-107.

News reports from 2013 identify the site of Oylum Höyük with both the city of Abraham and the ancient city of Ulišum. The latter has been identified with the Olishem of Abraham 1:10. While the preliminary reports are encouraging, the evidence upon which the archaeologists base their identifications has not yet been published. So while there is nothing against the proposed identifications, they are not proven either.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Olishem; Pearl of Great Price
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Book of Mormon Central. “The Hathor Cow (Facsimile 2, Figure 5).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 15, 2020.
ID = [82183]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Hathor Cow (Facsimile 2, Figure 5).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 251.
ID = [81678]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Orlov, Andrei A. Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Gee, John, and Stephen D. Ricks. “Historical Plausibility: The Historicity of the Book of Abraham as a Case Study.” In Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 63–98. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
ID = [36386]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size: 90304  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:56:38
Gee, John. “A History of the Joseph Smith Papyri and Book of Abraham.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Transcript of a lecture presented on 3 March 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.John Gee recounts the history of the Joseph Smith papyri, their discovery, travels, and eventual translation. Particular attention is devoted to the reconstruction of the papyri and their relationship to the Book of Abraham. The origin and contents of the Book of Abraham and the Kirtland Egyptian Papers are also discussed.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Egyptology; Joseph Smith Papyri; Kirtland Egyptian Papers
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Unattributed. “Hor Book of Breathings Analyzed in New Study.” Insights 22, no. 7 (2002).

The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, was recently published by FARJv1S. This landmark volume is a full publication of the Hor Book of Breathings ( the extant portions of the roll from which Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham also derive) and includes a transliteration, translation, and philological commentary; a complete glossary of all Egyptian words in the surviving text; and both color and grayscale digital images of the papyri.

Keywords: translation; Hor Book; transliteration; commentary; papyri
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Rhodes, Michael D. The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary. Studies in the Book of Abraham 2, edited by John Gee. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
ID = [82245]  Type = book  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Joseph Smith Translate the Book of Abraham?” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 30, 2020.
ID = [82191]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “How Did Joseph Smith Translate the Book of Abraham?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 29.
ID = [81637]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Book of Mormon Central. “Human Sacrifice.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 1, 2019.
ID = [82154]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Human Sacrifice.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 76.
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Adams, William James, Jr. “Human Sacrifice and the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies 9, no. 4 (1969): 473.
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Hamblin, William J. “Iconotropy and the JS Abraham Facsimiles.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 7, 2013.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Idolatrous God Elkenah.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 80.
ID = [81644]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Book of Mormon Central. “The Idolatrous God of Elkenah.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 15, 2019.
ID = [82158]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Book of Mormon Central. “The Idolatrous Priest (Facsimile 1, Figure 3).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 10, 2020.
ID = [82181]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Idolatrous Priest (Facsimile 1, Figure 3).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 227.
ID = [81675]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Unattributed. “In Memoriam: Frank William (Bill) Gay.” Insights 27, no. 3 (2007).

Frank William (Bill) Gay, in whose name two Maxwell Institute research funds were endowed, passed away May 21, 2007, in Kingwood, Texas. His wife Mary Elizabeth, five children, 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren survive him. The William (Bill) Gay Research chair at the Maxwell Institute was created and endowed in his honor. John Gee is the William (Bill) Gay Associate Research Professor. This endowment supports all of the projects and publications done by Gee and others on the Book of Abraham and related studies.

Keywords: Frank William (Bill) Gay; research; endowment; Book of Abraham
ID = [66854]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-03  Collections = abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:22:55
Unattributed. “Institute Supports Graduates and Undergraduates.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).

The Maxwell Institute continues to encourage and support the work of graduate and undergraduate students through two funds. Each year at this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, this pro-gram provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute, particularly work done under the auspices of one department of the Institute, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, such as studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.

Keywords: graduate; undergraduate; Maxwell Institute; Christianity
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Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Not-Actually-Anachronistic Chariots.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 18, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; chariots; Old Babylonia
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Rhodes, Michael D. “Introduction.” In One Eternal Round, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 19. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2010.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Introduction (61:4).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 5.
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Gee, John. An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.

When the Book of Abraham was first published to the world in 1842, it was published as “a translation of some ancient records that have fallen into [Joseph Smith’s] hands from the catacombs of Egypt, purporting to be the writings of Abraham while he was in Egypt, called ‘The Book of Abraham, Written by his Own Hand, upon Papyrus.’” The resultant record was thus connected with the papyri once owned by Joseph Smith, though which papyrus of the four or five in his possession was never specified. Those papyri would likely interest only a few specialists—were the papyri not bound up in a religious controversy. This controversy covers a number of interrelated issues, and an even greater number of theories have been put forward about these issues. Given the amount of information available, the various theories, and the variety of fields of study the subject requires, misunderstandings and misinformation often prevail. The goal with the Introduction to the Book of Abraham is to make reliable information about the Book of Abraham accessible to the general reader. ISBN 978-1-9443-9406-6

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Stokes, Adam O. “An Introduction to the Book of Abraham.” BYU Studies Quarterly 57, no. 1 (2018): 202.
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Gee, John. “Introduction to the Second Edition.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

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Unattributed. “Is This What Mormons Base Their Faith upon? Joseph Smith Jr. as a Translator.” Christ Church News 19 (May 1963): 3.

Considers the verdict of the Egyptologists against the Book of Abraham in 1912 to be a sufficient control to repudiate the Book of Mormon.

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Book of Mormon Central. “Isis the Pharaoh (Facsimile 3, Figure 2).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 27, 2020.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Isis the Pharaoh (Facsimile 3, Figure 2).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 276.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “It Takes All Kinds and Some Warming Up Exercises.” 23 pp. manuscript of a draft of a pamphlet on the Book of Abraham.

Examines three approaches to the Book of Abraham: ask the experts; examine Joseph Smith’s work in some broad and general aspects; and take a closer look at some particulars. Part 1 constitutes the first 8 pages and Part 2 the remainder of the manuscript. These materials were circulated in response to inquiries concerning the debate over the authenticity of the Book of Abraham, with a cover letter addressed to “Dear Brother, Sister, Friend,” which discussed the charges brought against the Book of Abraham by Dee J. Nelson, who advertised himself as a trained Egyptologist and a Latter-day Saint. Nibley raises questions about Mr. Nelson’s credentials, which were later shown to be bogus. For an exhaustive debunking of Mr. Nelson and his attack on the Book of Abraham, see Robert L. and Rosemary Brown, They Lie in Wait to Deceive, vol. 1, ed. Barbara Ellsworth, rev. ed. (Mesa, AZ: Brownsworth, 1982). For an example of uncritical use of Mr. Nelson’s “work” on the Book of Abraham, see Fawn M. Brodie’s “Supplement” to No Man Knows My History, 2nd ed. (New York: Knopf, 1971), where, preliminary to an attack upon Nibley’s views on the Book of Abraham (424), the reader is urged (on 423) to consult “Mormon scholar Dee Jay Nelson’s translation, The Joseph Smith Papyri, Parts I and II, and Joseph Smith’s Eye of Ra (Salt Lake City: Modern Microfilm, 1969).” Brodie and others anxious to find “authorities” who would assert that the Book of Abraham was fraudulent and hence that Joseph Smith had been involved in crafting false historical documents made somewhat uncritical use of both of Nelson’s essays.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Jewel of Discernment.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

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Book of Mormon Central. “Jews in Ancient Egypt.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. September 18, 2019.
ID = [82163]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Jews in Ancient Egypt.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 189.
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Lindsay, Jeff. “John Gee’s ‘Introduction to the Book of Abraham’: A Lifetime of Book of Abraham Scholarship Distilled into a Valuable Book for a Broad Audience.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 10, 2017.
ID = [4862]  Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-10  Collections = abraham,interpreter-website  Size: 27770  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:17
Brown, Samuel Morris. “Joseph (Smith) in Egypt: Babel, Hieroglyphs, and the Pure Language of Eden.” Church History 78, no. 1 (2009): 26–65.
ID = [82203]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Calabro, David M. “Joseph Smith and the Architecture of Genesis.” In The Temple: Ancient and Restored. Proceedings of the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and Donald W. Parry. The Temple on Mount Zion Series. Volume 3. 165–181. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016.

During his lifetime, Joseph Smith revealed at least four versions of what I will refer to as the “Genesis account,” which consists of the creation of the world, the experiences of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, and the events that befell them and their near posterity following the expulsion from the garden. These four versions each differ in important ways from the biblical text in Genesis, and they also differ one from another. The versions of the Genesis account include the following:

(1) scattered references found in the Book of Mormon;
(2) the biblical account as revised in the Book of Moses;
(3) the account in the Book of Abraham; and
(4) the version presented in the temple endowment.

I will focus on the second of these, the Book of Moses, especially chapters 1-7, which were revealed to Joseph Smith from June to December 1830. Many have already pointed out temple-related themes that abound in these chapters.

I will take these discoveries a step further, arguing that Moses 1-7 is fundamentally a ritual text whose elements are adapted to the physical features of the temple of Solomon. I will then discuss how this reading of the Book of Moses might interact with modern scholarship on the biblical book of Genesis, and finally how this reading of Moses can provide insight into ritual performances both ancient and modern

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Joseph Smith and the Critics.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Joseph Smith and the Sources.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

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Zucker, Louis C. “Joseph Smith as a Student of Hebrew.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 2 (Summer 1968): 41–55.
ID = [82205]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-06-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Mercer, Samuel A. B. “Joseph Smith as an Interpreter and Translator of Egyptian.” Utah Survey 1 (September 1913): 4-36.

A defense of F. S. Spaulding’s pamphlet Joseph Smith Jr., As a Translator that shows that Joseph Smith was either self-deceived or an impostor. Compares the facsimiles in Abraham and the characters of the Anthon transcript and asserts that the Book of Abraham and the Book of Mormon were written in the same Egyptian and therefore the Book of Mormon may be judged on the same basis as the Book of Abraham. The facsimiles have been proven to be falsely translated—thus the Book of Mormon also must surely be a false translation or a product of Joseph Smith.

ID = [79645]  Type = journal article  Date = 1913-09-01  Collections = abraham,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:47
Wilson, John A. “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: A Summary Report.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 2 (Summer 1968): 67–85.
ID = [82206]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-06-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: The Joseph Smith Papyri: Phase One.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 2 (Summer 1968): 99-105.
ID = [82211]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-06-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Parker, Richard A. “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: The Book of Breathings.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 2 (Summer 1968): 98-99.
ID = [82210]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-06-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Parker, Richard A. “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: The Joseph Smith Papyri: A Preliminary Report.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 2 (Summer 1968): 86-88.
ID = [82207]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-06-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Howard, Richard P. “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: The Joseph Smith Papyri: A Tentative Approach to the Book of Abraham.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 2 (Summer 1968): 88-92.
ID = [82208]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-06-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Heward, Grant S. “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: The Joseph Smith Papyri: The Source of the Book of Abraham Identified.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 2 (Summer 1968): 92-97.
ID = [82209]  Type = journal article  Date = 1968-06-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Grow, Matthew J., and Matthew C. Godfrey. “The Joseph Smith Papers and the Book of Abraham: A Response to Recent Reviews.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 97-104.

Abstract: The Joseph Smith Papers welcomes engagement with its work and gratefully acknowledges the important work of various scholars on the Book of Abraham. Recent reviews in the Interpreter of Revelations and Translations, Volume 4, however, significantly misunderstand the purposes and conventions of the project. This response corrects some of those misconceptions, including the idea that the transcript is riddled with errors and the idea that personal agendas drive the analysis in the volume. The complex history of the Book of Abraham can be understood through multiple faithful perspectives, and the Joseph Smith Papers Project affirms the value of robust, respectful, and professional dialogue about our shared history. [Editor’s note: We are pleased to present this response to two recent book reviews in the pages of Interpreter. Consistent with practice in many academic journals, we are also publishing rejoinders from the review authors, immediately following this response.].

ID = [3545]  Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections = abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 18011  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:38
Gee, John. “The Joseph Smith Papers Project Stumbles.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 175-186.

Review of The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Volume 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts, eds. Robin Scott Jensen and Brian M. Hauglid (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2018), 381 pages.
Abstract: Volume 4 of the Revelations and Translations series of the Joseph Smith Papers does not live up to the standards set in previous volumes. While the production values are still top notch, the actual content is substandard. Problems fill the volume, including misplaced photographs and numerous questionable transcriptions beyond the more than two hundred places where the editors admitted they could not read the documents. For this particular volume, producing it incorrectly is arguably worse than not producing it at all.

ID = [3564]  Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections = abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 28528  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:38
Wayment, Thomas A. “Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Volume 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts, facsimile edition.” BYU Studies Quarterly 58, no. 2 (2019): 198.
ID = [10584]  Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-02  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size: 10044  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:04:27
Barney, Quinten Zehn. “The Joseph Smith Papyri and the Writings of Joseph of Egypt.” Journal of Mormon History 42, no. 2 (Spring 2016): 95–109.
ID = [82227]  Type = journal article  Date = 2016-03-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Nibley, Hugh W. “Joseph Smith, Hermetic Tradition, and the Hypocephalus.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

ID = [2316]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Spalding, Franklin Spencer. Joseph Smith, Jr., as a Translator: An Inquiry Conducted by Rt. Rev. F. S. Spalding; with the Kind Assistance of Capable Scholars. Salt Lake City: Arrow, 1912.

Presents the opinions of scholars that the translation of the Pearl of Great Price was a total failure, and Smith’s inaccurate translation of the Book of Abraham dismisses any accuracy of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77942]  Type = book  Date = 1912-01-01  Collections = abraham,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:44
Smith, Elbert A. “Joseph Smith, Junior as a Translator.” Saints’ Herald 60 (4 June 1913): 541-45.

Responds to an article by the same name written by Rev. Bishop F. S. Spaulding, who attempts to discredit the Book of Mormon by attacking the translation of the book of Abraham. The position of the RLDS church is that Spaulding was not able to discredit the Book of Mormon completely, and it is impossible and unfair to judge the Book of Mormon except upon its own merits.

ID = [79649]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1913-06-04  Collections = abraham,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:47
Givens, Terryl L. “Joseph Smith: Prophecy, Process, and Plenitude.” BYU Studies 44, no. 4 (2005): 55-68.

Joseph Smith was an explorer, a discoverer, and a revealer of past worlds. He described an ancient America replete with elaborate detail and daring specificity, rooted and grounded in what he claimed were concrete, palpable artifacts. He recuperated texts of Adam, Abraham, Enoch, and Moses to resurrect and reconstitute a series of past patriarchal ages, not as mere shadows and types of things to come, but as dispensations of gospel fullness equaling, and in some cases surpassing, present plenitude. And he revealed an infinitely receding premortal past—not of the largely mythic Platonic variety and not a mere Wordsworthian, sentimental intimation—but a fully formed realm of human intelligences, divine parents, and heavenly councils.

Keywords: Joseph; Jr.; Prophecy; Prophet; Smith
ID = [11434]  Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-04  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 29544  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:04:29
Ashment, Edward H. “Joseph Smith’s Identification of ‘Abraham’ in Papyrus: JS the ‘Breathing Permit of Hor’” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 33, no. 4 (Winter 2000): 121-26.
ID = [82214]  Type = journal article  Date = 2000-12-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Valdeon, Roberto. “Joseph Smith’s Use of Pseudo-Intralingual and Intersemiotic Translation in the Creation of the Mormon Canon: The Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the Book of Abraham.” Across Languages and Cultures 15, no. 2 (December, 2014): 219-241.

“The 19th century Book of Mormon, which was at the base of the creation and spread of a new religious movement in the United States, has been used as an example of what translation scholars have called pseudo-translations (Toury 1995, 2005; Hermans 2007; Vidal 2010). However, the Mormon canon is based upon other documents, also presented as translations to Mormon believers. This paper examines the use of translation as the instrument of normalization of the Mormon movement. The first sections provide a short introduction to the emergence of Mormonism in New York State and to the role of translation in the spread of Christianity. From here we move to study the three types of translations Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church, claimed to have resorted to for the production of his three major works, i.e. The Book of Mormon, the translation of the Bible and the Book of Abraham. In other words, pseudo-translation, interlingual translation and intersemiotic translation. The final section contends that translation is the key element that gives cohesion to the three. It also discusses a controversial component of the original “translated” doctrine : the allegations that racism is present in the original works and the ways in which the Church has coped with such allegations.” [Abstract from Article]

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Pearl of Great Price, Book of Abraham; Bible, Joseph Smith’s translation; Book of Mormon; Smith, Joseph, Jr., translator; Egyptian papyri; pseudotranslation; intralingual translation; intersemiotic translation
ID = [82023]  Type = journal article  Date = 2014-12-01  Collections = abraham,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:03
Brandt, Edward J. “The Journeys and Events of the Life of Abraham.” Ensign, February 1973, 40–41.

Map with explanation

ID = [41582]  Type = magazine article  Date = 1973-02-01  Collections = abraham,ensign,old-test  Size: 98  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:58:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Judging and Prejudging the Book of Abraham.” An appendix in They Lie in Wait to Deceive, 1, Robert L. and Rosemary Brown, edited by Barbara Ellsworth, 236–45. Mesa, AZ: Brownsworth, 1982.

Reprinted in An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 18.
This essay contains Nibley’s views on the Book of Abraham presented in the form of questions and answers.

ID = [813]  Type = book article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:32
Nibley, Hugh W. “Judging and Prejudging the Book of Abraham.” In An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.

Originally printed in An Approach to the Book of Abraham (2009).
This essay contains Nibley’s views on the Book of Abraham presented in the form of questions and answers.

ID = [2298]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35

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Nibley, Hugh W. “The Kabbala.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

ID = [2317]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Book of Mormon Central. “The ‘Kirtland Egyptian Papers’ and the Book of Abraham.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 29, 2020.
ID = [82190]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The ‘Kirtland Egyptian Papers’ and the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 45.
ID = [81638]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Sandberg, Karl C. “Knowing Brother Joseph Again: The Book of Abraham and Joseph Smith as Translator.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 22, no. 4 (Winter 1989): 17–37.
ID = [82204]  Type = journal article  Date = 1989-12-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Book of Mormon Central. “Kolob, The Governing One.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. October 29, 2019.
ID = [82169]  Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Kolob, the Governing One.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 142.
ID = [81658]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02

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Muhlestein, Kerry. “La astronomía y los egipcios: Un enfoque a Abraham 3.” In Buscad Diligentemente, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and David M. Whitchurch. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
ID = [35306]  Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections = abraham,rsc-books  Size: 42690  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:08
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 23—Abraham.” In Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series. Lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, Winter Semester, 1986. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1241]  Type = talk  Date = 1986-12-01  Collections = abraham,nibley,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:33
Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. “Lesson 10 – Moses 2 (Genesis 1; Abraham 4).” In Old Testament Seminary Student Material. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018.
ID = [4731]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-09-01  Collections = abraham,moses,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:17
Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. “Lesson 11 – Moses 3 (Genesis 2; Abraham 5).” In Old Testament Seminary Student Material. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018.
ID = [4732]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-09-01  Collections = abraham,moses,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:02:17
Lund, Christopher C. “A Letter Regarding the Acquisition of the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies 20, no. 4 (1980): 402.
ID = [9182]  Type = journal article  Date = 1980-01-03  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size: 671  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:04:24
Muhlestein, Kerry. Let’s Talk about the Book of Abraham. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2022.
ID = [82243]  Type = book  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Hauglid, Brian M. “‘Look unto Abraham Your Father’” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): 419-423.

Review of E. Douglas Clark. The Blessing of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Book of Abraham
ID = [541]  Type = review  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review,old-test  Size: 10463  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:31
Cloward, Robert A. “Lost Scripture.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, 2:845. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Moses; Brass Plates; Enoch (Prophet); Joseph (of Egypt); Neum; Zenock/Zenoch (Prophet); Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [74708]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,bom,eom,old-test  Size: 3578  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:29:20

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Gee, John. “Marginal Characters in the Book of Abraham Manuscripts.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32478]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections = abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:54:04
Jackson, Kent P. “Matriarchs and Patriarchs.” Chap. 12 in The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis, 138–52. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
ID = [82200]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections = abraham,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Meaning of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers.” Brigham Young University Studies 11, no. 4 (1971): 350–99.

Reprinted in Studies of the Books of Moses and Abraham: Articles from BYU Studies, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
Looks at several of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers and rumors surrounding them that may or may not be true based on the lack of evidence surrounding them.

ID = [1084]  Type = journal article  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections = abraham,byu-studies,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:33
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Meaning of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers.” In An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.

The volume “An Approach to the Book of Abraham” contains diverse essays, including his three-year series of lengthy articles from Improvement Era, “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.” According to Nibley, “Until now, no one has done much more than play around with the bedizening treasury of the Pearl of Great Price. They would not, we could not make of the Book of Abraham an object of serious study. The time has come to change all that.”
Looks at several of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers and rumors surrounding them that may or may not be true based on the lack of evidence surrounding them.

ID = [2301]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nibley, Hugh W. The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1975. xiii + 305 pp.

Republished in 2005 in a richly illustrated volume with new format and additional material as Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 16. For reviews, see C. Wilfred Griggs, “A Great Fuss about a Scrap of Papyrus,” Ensign, October 1975. 84, and Eric Jay Olson, “A Hint of an Explanation,” Dialogue 9, no. 4 (1974): 74–75.
A translation and commentary on the so-called “Book of Breathings” that turned up among the Joseph Smith Papyri, containing parallels with early Christian materials.

ID = [691]  Type = book  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:32
Nibley, Hugh W. The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 16, edited by John Gee and Michael Rhodes. Illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005. xxx + 609 pp.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [719]  Type = book  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 19  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:32
Gee, John. “A Method for Studying the Facsimiles.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): 347-353.

Review of Allen J. Fletcher. A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles
ID = [564]  Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections = abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 14485  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:31
Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 4: A More Complete Text of the Book of Breathings.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.

This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2242]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35
Nielson, Elizabeth. “Mormonism and the Scientific Persistence of Circles: Aristotle, Spacetime, and One Eternal Round.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 19 (2016): 327-341.

Abstract: The prominence of circles and circular motion has been one present in scientific discussion of the structure of the universe from Aristotle to Einstein. Development through Ptolemy, Copernicus and Kepler created elliptical variations, but in essence, the scientific community has been unable to break free of a certain degree of circular motion that ultimately seems fundamental to the very nature of the universe. Just as the circle featured prominently in Aristotle’s cosmology, it remains an integral aspect of reality, though perhaps it is more difficult to pick out in its present forms as planetary ellipses and curved space-time. In this paper I analyze the intellectual tradition surrounding the circle as a reflection of God’s eternal nature as discussed in Doctrine and Covenants 3:2. Essentially, I argue that the traditional Mormon conception of “one eternal round” is evidence of the eternal and divine nature of circles, which, the tradition indicates, is an inescapable feature of physical reality, and indicative of God and his purposes.

ID = [3767]  Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections = abraham,d-c,interpreter-journal  Size: 32364  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:39
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock. “Moses 1 and the Apocalypse of Abraham: Twin Sons of Different Mothers?” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 179-290.

Abstract: This article highlights the striking resemblances between Moses 1 and a corresponding account from the Apocalypse of Abraham (ApAb), one of the earliest and most important Jewish texts describing heavenly ascent. Careful comparative analysis demonstrates a sustained sequence of detailed affinities in narrative structure that go beyond what Joseph Smith could have created out of whole cloth from his environment and his imagination. The article also highlights important implications for the study of the Book of Moses as a temple text. Previous studies have suggested that the story of Enoch found in the Pearl of Great Price might be understood as the culminating episode of a temple text woven throughout chapters 2–8 of the Book of Moses. The current article is a conceptual bookend to these earlier studies, demonstrating that the account of heavenly ascent in Moses 1 provides a compelling prelude to a narrative outlining laws and liturgy akin to what could have been used anciently as part of ritual ascent within earthly temples.

ID = [3501]  Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections = abraham,bradshaw,interpreter-journal,moses,old-test  Size: 64437  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:38
Unattributed. “Museum Walls Proclaim Fraud of Mormon Prophet.” New York Times Magazine Section (29 December 1912): 1, 3.

Article mocks Joseph Smith’s claims that he translated the Book of Mormon under the inspiration of God, or that he had received gold plates. As proof that the Book of Mormon is fraudulent, Reverend F. S. Spalding of Utah’s Episcopal Church contacted eight renowned Egyptologists who state that the facsimiles are poorly copied and the translation was inept. Smith’s work is compared to artifacts found in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

ID = [79859]  Type = newspaper article  Date = 1912-12-29  Collections = abraham,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:32:48
Nibley, Hugh W. “Myth, Ritual, and History.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

ID = [2309]  Type = book chapter  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections = abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 17:00:35

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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Name of the Lord.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 107.
ID = [81650]  Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections = abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:02
Barney, Quinten Zehn. “The Neglected Facsimile: An Examination and Comparative Study of Facsimile No. 3 of The Book of Abraham.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [82232]  Type = thesis  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections = abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/1/24 18:35:04
Nibley, Hugh W. “The New Abraham.” In An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.

The volume “An Approach to the Book of Abraham” contains diverse essays, including his three-year series of lengthy articles from Improvement Era, “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.” According to Nibley, “Until now, no one has done much more than play around with the bedizening treasury of the Pearl of Great Price. They would not, we could not make of the Book of Abraham an object of serious study. The time has come to change all that.”
Discusses Abraham’s dealings with men as a missionary.

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Barney, Quinten Zehn. “A New and Most Welcome Resource for Book of Abraham Studies.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 56 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 56 (2023): 259-264.

Review of Stephen O. Smoot, John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson, “A Guide to the Book of Abraham,” BYU Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022). 302 pages. Abstract: The new and special issue of BYU Studies containing “A Guide to the Book of Abraham” provides a welcome and easy-to-read approach to the historicity and issues surrounding the Book of Abraham in a way that will engage those beginning their studies in the Book of Abraham just as equally as those who have already become familiar with the subject.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; review
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G., D. L. “New Light on Joseph Smith’s Egyptian Papyri: Additional Fragment Disclosed.” Improvement Era 71, no. 2 (February 1968): 40.
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Gee, John. “New Light on the Joseph Smith Papyri.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 245-259.

Gee shares the results of his twenty-year studies of the Joseph Smith Papyri, discussing matters that are not widely known.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Joseph Smith Papyri
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Nibley, Hugh W. “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.” A series of articles in Improvement Era in 29 parts from Jan 1968 through May 1970.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
This booklet is a compilation of essays on the book of Abraham published in the Improvement Era. It contains three broad sections. First, Hugh Nibley reviews the controversy that broke out in 1912 when a Protestant minister in Salt Lake City solicited the opinions of the leading Egyptologists of the day concerning the viability of Joseph Smith’s translation of the book of Abraham. The second seciton refers to the Egyptian milieu of Abraham’s time and shows how the text of the book of Abraham and the first facsimile have plausible ties. Third, Nibley discusses legends about Abraham from early Jewish and Christian apocrypha that can be compared to the book of Abraham.

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Unattributed. “New Nibley Volume Explores the Book of Abraham.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).

An Approach to the Book of Abraham, volume 18 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, is now avail­ able. This volume contains Nibley’s early work on the Book of Abraham and the Joseph Smith Papyri and is his closest look at Facsimile 1 of the Book of Abraham. In chapter 5, Nibley is at his best as he has Mr. Jones, the curator, conduct Dick and Jane through an imaginary museum in which the most important lion­couch scenes have all been gathered together in a single hall. Mr. Jones possesses a hand­ book that tells him all. In a conversational manner, he discusses the various figures of Facsimile 1, call­ing upon the best Egyptological knowledge of the time to explain their importance and setting.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; museum; volume; essays
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Unattributed. “New Volume Explores Themes, Background of Book of Abraham.” Insights 25, no. 5 (2005).

Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, the third volume in FARMS’s Studies in the Book of Abraham, was recently published and is now available. This book deals with three broad themes: astronomy in the Book of Abraham, the background of the Joseph Smith Papyri, and the nature of the Abrahamic covenant. In the course of treating these subjects, various papers discuss Jews in Ptolemaic Egypt, commonalities between the Book of Abraham and ancient Islamic texts, accounts of Abraham in 19th-century America, and a number of other interesting issues. All but 3 of the 12 articles were initially presented as papers at a BYU conference on the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; ancient texts; book; teachings
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Unattributed. “Nibley Classic on Papyri Given New Life in Second Edition.” Insights 25, no. 6 (2005).

After years of intense effort, the long-overdue second edition of Hugh Nibley’s 1975 book The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment is at press. This new edition has been meticulously pre-pared by BYU Egyptologists John Gee and Michael D. Rhodes, who upgraded this Nibley classic on many points (some unseen, others impossible to miss, such as the superior illustrations by Michael Lyon) while preserving the original con-tent. Published by FARMS and Deseret Book, this edition is a fitting tribute to Nibley’s pioneering work and will enable a new generation of students and scholars to profit from Nibley’s enduring insights into an area of perennial interest for Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Joseph Smith; BYU; FARMS; Book of Abraham
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Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship.” Insights 26, no. 2 (2006).

Each year at this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, this program provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute, particularly work done under the name of FARMS—studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.

Keywords: financial aid; religious scholarship; FARMS; PhD programs
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Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Program.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).

Each year at about this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of Hugh Nibley, this program provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Institute, particularly work done under the name of FARMS—studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.

Keywords: program; financial aid; scriptures; application
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Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Program Assists Rising Scholars.” Insights 29, no. 1 (2009).

For a number of years the Maxwell Institute has sponsored a graduate fellowship program that gives financial aid to students pursuing advanced degrees in fields of special interest to the Institute. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh W. Nibley, this program fosters the next gen- eration of faithful scholars by providing financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute. Work done under the auspices of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, such as studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects are of particular interest.

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; program; studies; graduate
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Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Program Assists Rising Scholars.” Insights 30, no. 3 (2010).

For a number of years the Maxwell Institute has sponsored a graduate fellowship program that gives financial aid to students pursuing advanced degrees in fields of special interest to the Institute. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh W. Nibley, this program fosters the next generation of faithful scholars by provid- ing financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute. Of particular interest is work done under the auspices of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, such as studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, and ancient temples.

Keywords: program; financial aid; students; application
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 1 (Moses 1; Abraham 3).” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 21, 2021.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 2 (Genesis 1–2; Moses 2–3; Abraham 4–5).” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 28, 2021.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Moses; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 7 (Genesis 12–17; Abraham 1–2).” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 01, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 1.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 22, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 10.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 24, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 11.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 31, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 2.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 29, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 3.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 5, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 4.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 12, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 5.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 19, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 6.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 26, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 7.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 4, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 8.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 10, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 9.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 17, 2022.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series (Joseph Smith—Matthew).” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 08, 2022.
Keywords: Hugh Nibley; Joseph Smith-History; Joseph Smith—Matthew; Nibley
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Unattributed. “Nibley Magnum Opus to Be Released Soon.” Insights 29, no. 4 (2009).

Hugh Nibley’s long-anticipated One Eternal Round is in the final stages of production. This volume represents the culmination of Nibley’s thoughts and research on the Book of Abraham, especially Facsimile 2.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; research; writing; volume; traditions
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Nibley, Hugh W. Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless: Classic Essays of Hugh W. Nibley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1978.

The essays in this volume, including four on today’s world, were selected by a panel of Hugh Nibley’s colleagues. They are singular in their penetration, their originality, and their vitality. Reaching from the apocalyptic visions of original “treasures in heaven” down to the climax of history, they are more than mind-stretching. The delight of Nibley’s brilliant and sometimes biting prose style imparts a sense of the agelessness of what he calls the “three-act play” of human existence. Written specially for this book, the author’s own “intellectual autobiography,” together with his introductory paragraphs for the various chapters, complete the work of making the book a fitting and permanent record of one of the past outstanding historians. The text available here is from the 2nd edition published in 2004. It is available only in PDF format. ISBN 0-8849-4338-0

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Adam (Prophet); Ancient Near East; Angel; Apocalypse of Abraham; Apocrypha; Biography; Cain; Christianity; Combat of Adam; Creation; Curriculum; Deliverance; Didache; Divine Council; Doctrine; Dominion; Early Church History; Education; Enoch (Prophet); Enuma Elish; Expanding Gospel; Gospel; Intelligence; Isaac; Israel; Joseph; Jr.; Knowledge; Language; Law of Substitution; Moses (Prophet); Name; Noah (Prophet); Opposition; Ordinance; Plan of Salvation; Prophet; Qumran; Resurrection; Revelation; Ritual; Sacrifice; Satan; Scripture; Sermon; Smith; Suffering Servant; Temple; Translation; Treasure; Veil; Wilderness; Wisdom; Writing; Zeal
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Rhodes, Michael D. “Nibley, Egyptology, and the Book of Abraham.” In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock, Chapter 18, pp. 365-385. Orem, UT, and Salt Lake City: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021.

Hugh W. Nibley (1910–2005) was arguably the most brilliant Latter-day Saint scholar of the 20th century, with wide-ranging interests in scripture, history, and social issues. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley comprise nineteen weighty volumes. But he was also one of the most enigmatic observers of the Church. In this volume readers will discover that the personal stories and perspectives behind the scholarship are sometimes even more captivating than his brilliant and witty intellectual breakthroughs. This comprehensive three-part collection of essays sheds fascinating new light on Hugh Nibley as a scholar and a man. Part 1, entitled “Portraits,” contains the first collection of observations—a “spiritual” portrait of Hugh Nibley by his close friend and colleague John W. “Jack” Welch, a description of the physical portrait by Rebecca Everett hanging in the Hugh Nibley Ancient Studies room at Brigham Young University, and a biographical portrait by Hugh himself. Part 2, “Nibley, the Scholar,” contains expanded and updated versions of the almost forgotten audio and video recordings of the BYU Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship lecture series celebrating the centennial of Nibley’s birth in 2010. An additional set of chapters on Nibley’s scholarship rounds out this collection. Part 3, “Nibley, the Man,” includes tributes given by family members and others at Nibley’s funeral service. A series of entertaining personal stories, reminiscences, and folklore accounts concludes the volume.

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Hauglid, Brian M. “Nibley’s Abraham in Egypt: Laying the Foundation for Abraham Research.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): Article 9.

Since 1989, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon has published review essays to help serious readers make informed choices and judgments about books and other publications on topics related to the Latter-day Saint religious tradition. It has also published substantial freestanding essays that made further contributions to the field of Mormon studies. In 1996, the journal changed its name to the FARMS Review with Volume 8, No 1. In 2011, the journal was renamed Mormon Studies Review.
Review of Hugh Nibley. Abraham in Egypt.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Nimrod.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

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Smith, Julie M. “A Note on Chiasmus in Abraham 3:22-23.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 8 (2014): 187-190.

Chiasmus, or inverted parallelism, is well-known to most students of Mormon studies; this note explores one instance of it in Abraham 3:22-23.

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Gee, John. “Notes on the Sons of Horus.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles; Egyptology
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Claybaugh, Jonn D. “Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 1.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 21, 2021.
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Claybaugh, Jonn D. “Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 2: Genesis 1–2; Moses 2–3; Abraham 4–5.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 28, 2021.
Keywords: Come Follow Me; Old Testament
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Claybaugh, Jonn D. “Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 7.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 01, 2022.
Keywords: Come Follow Me; Old Testament
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Barney, Kevin L. “On Elkenah as Canaanite El.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 1 (2010): 22-35.

Many easily recognizable Hebrew words and names can be found in the Book of Abraham. One name that hasn’t had a concrete meaning attached to it, however, is Elkenah. In this article, Barney addresses whether Elkenah is a person, place, or name; what its possible linguistic structures are; and what it might mean. Most importantly, Barney links Elkenah with the Canaanite god El and the attending cult—a cult that practiced human sacrifice. This has significant ramifications for the Book of Abraham, which has been criticized for its inclusion of human sacrifice. Assuming a northern location for the city Ur and taking Elkenah as the Canaanite El resolve the issue of child sacrifice in the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Abraham; Elkenah; Language - Hebrew; Name; Onomastics; Pearl of Great Price
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Nibley, Hugh W. “On the Pearl of Great Price.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1965.

Hugh Nibley discusses Reverend F. S. Spaulding’s handling of the booklet Joseph Smith as a Translator, concluding that Spaulding was partial in his method of consulting the opinions of the great Egyptologists of 1912 concerning the book of Abraham. An examination of their comments reveals inadequacy and inconsistency This paper anticipates the first section of the series A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham
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Johnson, Hollis R. “One Day to a Cubit.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 3 (2013): 223-230.

Abstract: An investigation of ancient astronomy shows that a cubit was used not only as the metric of length (elbow to fingertip) but also as a metric of angle in the sky. That suggested a new interpretation that fits naturally: the brightest celestial object—the sun—moves eastward around the sky, relative to the stars, during the course of a year, by one cubit per day!.

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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “One Day to a Cubit (Facsimile 2, Figure 1).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 247.
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Nibley, Hugh W. One Eternal Round. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 19, coauthored by Michael D. Rhodes, illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon, Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2010. xxii + 698.

One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

See also: “One Eternal Round” (1990)
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De Groote, Michael. “One Eternal Round Focuses on Facsimile 2 from the Book of Abraham.” Mormon Times, 22 April 2010.
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Gee, John. “One Side of a Nonexistent Conversation.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 81-85.

Review of Thomas D. Cottle. The Papyri of Abraham: Facsimiles of the Everlasting Covenant.

Keywords: Book of Abraham
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Paulsen-Reed, Amy Elizabeth. The Origins of the Apocalypse of Abraham. Dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Theology in the subject of the Hebrew Bible. Harvard Divinity School. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 2016.

The Apocalypse of Abraham, a pseudepigraphon only extant in a fourteenth century Old Church Slavonic manuscript, has not received much attention from scholars of Ancient Judaism, due in part to a lack of readily available information regarding the history and transmission of the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha. This dissertation examines the historical context of these works with the aim of assessing the probability that they contain ancient Jewish material. The rest of the dissertation is focused on the Apocalypse of Abraham specifically, discussing its date and provenance, original language, probability that it comes from Essene circles, textual unity, and Christian interpolations. This includes treatments of the issue of free will, determinism, and predestination in the Apocalypse of Abraham as well as the methodological complexities in trying to distinguish between early Jewish and Christian works. It also provides an in-depth comparison of the Apocalypse of Abraham with 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch and takes up the question of the social setting for these texts based on relevant precedents set by recent scholars of midrash who seek to probe the “socio-cultural and historical situatedness” of midrashic texts. This discussion includes a survey of parallels between the content of the Apocalypse of Abraham and rabbinic literature to support the argument that a sharp distinction between apocalyptic ideas and what later became rabbinic tradition did not exist in the time between 70 and 135 C.E. Overall, this dissertation argues that the Apocalypse of Abraham is an early Jewish document written during the decades following the destruction of the Second Temple. While seeking to warn its readers of the dangers of idolatry in light of the apocalyptic judgment still to come, it also provides sustained exegesis of Genesis 15, which gives cohesion to the entire document.

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Muhlestein, Kerry. “Papyri and Presumptions: A Careful Examination of the Eyewitness Accounts Associated with the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Journal of Mormon History 42, no. 4 (2016): 31–50.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1. Challenge and Response.” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 71, no. 1 (January 1968): 18–24.

The flood of newly discovered Jewish and Christian documents that are changing the complexion of religious studies in our time has been matched by equally significant, if less spectacular, developments in an area of no less interest to Latter-day Saints— that of the religious practices and beliefs of the Egyptians. Recent challenges that question the authenticity of many statements in one of the standard works of the Church, the Pearl of Great Price, have reopened an old discussion at a time when fresh discoveries and interpretations are putting an entirely new face on the whole problem. Brother Hugh Nibley, who for many years has been gathering data relevant to the study of the Facsimiles in the Book of Abraham, presents in this fascinating series some of the materials that must be considered in the reappraisal of certain Egyptological aspects of the Pearl of Great Price for which the time is now ripe. The reader is warned to be prepared for surprises. Although Dr. Nibley pulls no punches, he is still animated by a healthy respect for all qualified Egyptologists, including his own revered instructors, in the rudiments of the mysteries of hieroglyphics, and promises to proceed with such caution and discretion that even they will approve of his methods, however much they may disagree with his conclusions
A warning that by bringing up “the ghosts of the dead,” serious scholars will need to be prepared to learn that previous thinking was fallible.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1. Challenge and Response (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 71, no. 2 (February 1968): 14–18, 20–21.

The flood of newly discovered Jewish and Christian documents that are changing the complexion of religious studies in our time has been matched by equally significant, if less spectacular, developments in an area of no less interest to Latter-day Saints— that of the religious practices and beliefs of the Egyptians. Recent challenges that question the authenticity of many statements in one of the standard works of the Church, the Pearl of Great Price, have reopened an old discussion at a time when fresh discoveries and interpretations are putting an entirely new face on the whole problem. Brother Hugh Nibley, who for many years has been gathering data relevant to the study of the Facsimiles in the Book of Abraham, presents in this fascinating series some of the materials that must be considered in the reappraisal of certain Egyptological aspects of the Pearl of Great Price for which the time is now ripe. The reader is warned to be prepared for surprises. Although Dr. Nibley pulls no punches, he is still animated by a healthy respect for all qualified Egyptologists, including his own revered instructors, in the rudiments of the mysteries of hieroglyphics, and promises to proceed with such caution and discretion that even they will approve of his methods, however much they may disagree with his conclusions
Suggests that in the modern day, the ever enlarging problems require scholars to bring to the discussion whatever might help solve it, no matter what that may be or how much time it may take.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1. Challenge and Response (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 71, no. 3 (March 1968): 16–18, 20–22.

The flood of newly discovered Jewish and Christian documents that are changing the complexion of religious studies in our time has been matched by equally significant, if less spectacular, developments in an area of no less interest to Latter-day Saints— that of the religious practices and beliefs of the Egyptians. Recent challenges that question the authenticity of many statements in one of the standard works of the Church, the Pearl of Great Price, have reopened an old discussion at a time when fresh discoveries and interpretations are putting an entirely new face on the whole problem. Brother Hugh Nibley, who for many years has been gathering data relevant to the study of the Facsimiles in the Book of Abraham, presents in this fascinating series some of the materials that must be considered in the reappraisal of certain Egyptological aspects of the Pearl of Great Price for which the time is now ripe. The reader is warned to be prepared for surprises. Although Dr. Nibley pulls no punches, he is still animated by a healthy respect for all qualified Egyptologists, including his own revered instructors, in the rudiments of the mysteries of hieroglyphics, and promises to proceed with such caution and discretion that even they will approve of his methods, however much they may disagree with his conclusions
Brings up a claim from experts that Joseph Smith incorrectly translated the Book of Abraham and shows how their claims are inaccurate.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1. Challenge and Response (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 71, no. 4 (April 1968): 64–69.

The flood of newly discovered Jewish and Christian documents that are changing the complexion of religious studies in our time has been matched by equally significant, if less spectacular, developments in an area of no less interest to Latter-day Saints— that of the religious practices and beliefs of the Egyptians. Recent challenges that question the authenticity of many statements in one of the standard works of the Church, the Pearl of Great Price, have reopened an old discussion at a time when fresh discoveries and interpretations are putting an entirely new face on the whole problem. Brother Hugh Nibley, who for many years has been gathering data relevant to the study of the Facsimiles in the Book of Abraham, presents in this fascinating series some of the materials that must be considered in the reappraisal of certain Egyptological aspects of the Pearl of Great Price for which the time is now ripe. The reader is warned to be prepared for surprises. Although Dr. Nibley pulls no punches, he is still animated by a healthy respect for all qualified Egyptologists, including his own revered instructors, in the rudiments of the mysteries of hieroglyphics, and promises to proceed with such caution and discretion that even they will approve of his methods, however much they may disagree with his conclusions
Looks at a proposition that the original document of the Pearl of Great Price is available for us to investigate and shows the inaccuracies of this claim.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 2. May We See Your Credentials?” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 71, no. 5 (May 1968): 54–57.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Discusses just how well-equipped Dr. Spalding’s illustrious jury really were, individually and collectively, to make a pronouncement on the Book of Abraham.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 5. Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document.” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 71, no. 9 (September 1968): 66–80.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
A discussion on the reopening of the Joseph Smith vs. the Scholars due to the finding of the original papyrus from which Fascimile No. 1 in the Book of Abraham was taken.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 5. Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 71, no. 10 (October 1968): 73–81.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
A discussion on whether parts of Fascimile No. 1 should have a hand or part of a wing from a bird to provide commentary on previous scholars’ opinions on the piece.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 6. Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 71, no. 11 (November 1968): 36–38, 40, 42, 44.

Continued in “Part 6. Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document (continued).”
Presents considerable evidence to suggest that “Egyptian hieroglyphic is not a naive picture-writing, but a special code governed by strict rules, without a knowledge of which it cannot be read.”

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 6. Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 71, no. 12 (December 1968): 28–33.

“In the previous installment, Dr. Nibley presented considerable evidence to suggest that “Egyptian hieroglyphic is not a naive picture-writing, but a special code governed by strict rules, without a knowledge of which it cannot be read.” Turning to a discussion of the three facsimiles of the Book of Abraham, Dr. Nibley says that these facsimiles are “strictly ritual,” and that they are directly related to the theme of the Book of Abraham—“the transmission of priesthood and authority. . . .”

A study of Egyptian art and how it relates to the art found in Facsimile No. 1.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7.” In A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch series, Ensign, October 1976, 76–81.

Suggests parallels to Moses 1, which lie far beyond the reach of coincidence or daydreaming. The number of details and the order in which they occur make it perfectly clear that we are dealing with specific works of great antiquity which come from a common source. To show what they mean, they compare Moses’s, Abraham’s, and Adam’s confrontations with Satan.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7. The Unknown Abraham.” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 72, no. 1 (January 1969): 26–33.

Because of widespread interest in the relationship of the Book of Abraham and the recently discovered Joseph Smith Egyptian papyri (see Era, January and February 1968), and in an effort to keep readers up-to-date with Dr. Nibley’s penetrating and incisive analysis of this relationship, this series’ monthly space will be enlarged and the series will be treated as a special supplement for Era readers. Through enlarged sections of Dr. Nibley’s research, readers will also be better able to see the flow of discussion and understand the author’s findings. Beginning with this issue, “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price” will be found at the end of the magazine, until the series’ anticipated completion sometime in 1970.
A study of the authenticity of the Book of Abraham and a discussion of where one might find more information on Abraham.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 72, no. 2 (February 1969): 64–67.

Because of widespread interest in the relationship of the Book of Abraham and the recently discovered Joseph Smith Egyptian papyri (see Era, January and February 1968), and in an effort to keep readers up-to-date with Dr. Nibley’s penetrating and incisive analysis of this relationship, this series’ monthly space will be enlarged and the series will be treated as a special supplement for Era readers. Through enlarged sections of Dr. Nibley’s research, readers will also be better able to see the flow of discussion and understand the author’s findings. Beginning with this issue, “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price” will be found at the end of the magazine, until the series’ anticipated completion sometime in 1970.
A study of a tradition that came about during Abraham’s time where they would sacrifice their children to the Devils and worship images and how that relates to Abraham’s story and Fascimile No. 1.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 72, no. 4 (April 1969): 66–72.

Because of widespread interest in the relationship of the Book of Abraham and the recently discovered Joseph Smith Egyptian papyri (see Era, January and February 1968), and in an effort to keep readers up-to-date with Dr. Nibley’s penetrating and incisive analysis of this relationship, this series’ monthly space will be enlarged and the series will be treated as a special supplement for Era readers. Through enlarged sections of Dr. Nibley’s research, readers will also be better able to see the flow of discussion and understand the author’s findings. Beginning with this issue, “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price” will be found at the end of the magazine, until the series’ anticipated completion sometime in 1970.
Deals with Ur of the Chaldees and where that takes place.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 72, no. 6 (June 1969): 126–28, 130–32.

Because of widespread interest in the relationship of the Book of Abraham and the recently discovered Joseph Smith Egyptian papyri (see Era, January and February 1968), and in an effort to keep readers up-to-date with Dr. Nibley’s penetrating and incisive analysis of this relationship, this series’ monthly space will be enlarged and the series will be treated as a special supplement for Era readers. Through enlarged sections of Dr. Nibley’s research, readers will also be better able to see the flow of discussion and understand the author’s findings. Beginning with this issue, “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price” will be found at the end of the magazine, until the series’ anticipated completion sometime in 1970.
Continuing his imaginary discussion between two students and a museum curator, in order to help readers better understand the complex issues of the case, the author has just established “that this lion-couch business” takes place on “great ritual occasions” as described in the Book of Abraham; such an occasion was “the supreme moment of the Sed-festival”

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 72, no. 7 (July 1969): 97–101.

Because of widespread interest in the relationship of the Book of Abraham and the recently discovered Joseph Smith Egyptian papyri (see Era, January and February 1968), and in an effort to keep readers up-to-date with Dr. Nibley’s penetrating and incisive analysis of this relationship, this series’ monthly space will be enlarged and the series will be treated as a special supplement for Era readers. Through enlarged sections of Dr. Nibley’s research, readers will also be better able to see the flow of discussion and understand the author’s findings. Beginning with this issue, “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price” will be found at the end of the magazine, until the series’ anticipated completion sometime in 1970.
A look at Egyptian culture and gods for better understanding of Fascimile No. 1.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 8. Facsimile No. 1, By the Figures.” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 72, no. 8 (August 1969): 75–87.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
This intends to show that the book of the Dead fragments, the Breathing Papyrus, and the three facsimiles contain the elements of a single story, which happens to be the story of Abraham as told in the Book of Abraham and the early Jewish legends.