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"A Brighter Light." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"A Conversation with Hugh Nibley." Dialogue 12/4 (1979): 10-27. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:51–72.
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Abstract: An informal interview conducted by Mary L. Bradford, Gary P. Gillum, and H. Curtis Wright.
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"A Few Notes from “Where Is the Battle”." 3 pp. d.s.
"A House of Glory." In Temples of the Ancient World, edited by Donald W. Parry, 29–47. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1994.
"A New Christmas Theme." 3 pp. single spaced typescript, dated Christmas 1973.
"A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price." A series of articles in the Improvement Era in 29 parts from Jan 1968 through May 1970.
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"A New Translation of Isaiah." BYU Today, December 1982, 23.
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Abstract: A review of Avraham Gileadi’s The Apocalyptic Book of Isaiah, A New Translation and Interpretative Key (Provo, UT: Hebraeus Press, 1982).
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"A Note on F. M. Brodie." typescript; Published in Tinkling Cymbals and Sounding Brass, CWHN 11:47–52.
Abstract: Brief comments by Nibley on two reviews of Fawn Brodie’s Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (New York: Norton, 1974). He calls attention to similarities between features of his 1946 review of Brodie’s No Man Knows My History and criticisms of her Jefferson book by David H. Donald in Commentary 58/1 (July 1974): 96–98, and Gary Wills in the New York Review of Books 21 (18 April 1974): 26–27.Nibley’s remarks might be compared to the more extensive, though still limited, review of reviews of Brodie’s book on Jefferson by Louis Midgley, “The Brodie Connection: Thomas Jefferson and Joseph Smith,” BYU Studies 20/1 (1979): 59–67, and also by Jerry Knudson, “Jefferson the Father of Slave Children? One View of the Book Reviewers,” Journalism History 3/2 (1976): 56–58, who examined a somewhat larger sample of the reviews of Brodie’s book than did Midgley, though with similar results. Knudson concluded that professional historians had been highly critical of her scholarship.Brodie responded (Journalism History 3/2 [Summer 1977]: 59–60) to Knudson by citing, as examples of historians who had written favorable comments on her book, the advertising blurbs that were provided by her historian friends for W. W. Norton, her publisher. The conclusions found in the Midgley and Knudson essays can be checked against and updated from the more than seventy separate reviews of her Jefferson book, most of which have been assembled in the Brodie Papers in Special Collections at the Marriott Library, University of Utah.
"A Prophet's Reward"
"A Prophetic Event"
"A Stage without a Play." Talk given at Westminster College, 16 February 1977.
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"A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch." A series of articles in the Ensign in 13 parts running from Oct 1975 through Aug 1977. Reprinted in Enoch the Prophet, CWHN 2:91–301.
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Abstract: A discussion of the worldview and scenario of the Hopis.
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"A Substitute for Revelation"
"A Tribute to My Father." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"A World without Prophets (later How Will It Be When None More Saith 'I Saw'?)"
"Abraham." Lecture given at the LDS Institute, Utah Valley State College, 14 June 1995.
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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, CWHN 14.
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Abraham in Egypt (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 14). Edited by Gary P. Gillum. Illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 2000. xxxiii + 705 pp.
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Abstract: Considered by many to be a classic in LDS literature, Abraham in Egypt is coming back to print in an enlarged edition published in association with the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS). In 1968-1970, 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. This is 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.

Contains all the material from the first edition of Abraham in Egypt as well as additions from Nibley’s 1968–70 Improvement Era series, “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.”
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"Abraham's Creation Drama." Talk given on 6 April 1999, at the 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.
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"Abraham’s Temple Drama." In The Temple in Time and Eternity, edited by Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks, 1-42. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:445–82.
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"Acclamatio (Never Cry Mob)." In Toward a Humanistic Science of Politics: Essays in Honor of Francis Dunham Wormuth, edited by Dalmas H. Nelson and Richard L. Sklar, 11-22. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1983.
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Abstract: In this essay Nibley draws on materials he collected at the beginning of his career on the politics of ancient mobs and draws parallels with contemporary events, including anti-Mormon sentiments. He read a paper with the title “Acclamatio” at the annual meeting of the Southwest Archaeological Foundation in San Diego, California, in 1941.
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"Accomodating Religion to Your Life Style." 27 pp. manuscript of a lecture in the Religion in Life series.
Abstract: Includes many quotations from Brigham Young and the scriptures.
"An Ambivalent Emblem." 6 pp., s.s., talking of being in the world but not of the world.
An Approach to the Book of Abraham (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 18). Edited by John Gee. Illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 2009. xxxix + 632 pp. CWHN 18.
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Abstract: The volume contains diverse essays, including his three-year series of lengthy articles from the 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.”
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An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Abstract: An Approach to the Book of Mormon was mentioned by Marvin S. Hill in an essay entitled “The Historiography of Mormonism,” Church History 28/4 (December 1959): 418–26. Hill seems to have preferred to account for the Book of Mormon with what he called “the Smith hypothesis,” which is the attempt to understand the Book of Mormon as a product of Joseph’s presumably fertile imagination coupled to an unusual responsiveness to his own environment. Hill introduced his comments on Nibley’s work by observing that the conflict between Gentiles and the Latter-day Saints is also evident among historians, who are “generally divided into two distinct groups, forging a cleavage of sentiment which is evident in the debates over the origin of the Book of Mormon” (418). According to Hill, the issue “of primary importance is the nature of that unique American scripture, the Book of Mormon. Acclaimed by the faithful as a sacred history of a Christian people in ancient America, the book has been labeled a fraud by non-believers.” “The case for the Latter-day Saints,” Hill acknowledged, “has been stated often, but with no greater sophistication than that exhibited by Hugh Nibley of Brigham Young University in his Approach to the Book of Mormon (1957). He reviews the culture of the ancient Near East to find that in theme, the details of its narrative, and its use of place and proper names the Book of Mormon is authentic. He states that the marks of genuine antiquity in the record could not have been imitated by anyone in 1830. However intimate his knowledge of ancient history may be, certain difficulties exist in his argument. He cites many phenomena which seem as much American as they do ancient, and exaggerates the significance of details which are hazy or all but lacking. Invariably he handles his topic in an authoritarian fashion, never indicating that some points may be open to question” (418).

Hill’s effort to show that “many phenomena,” which Nibley thinks are typical of the ancient Near East, “seem as much American as they do ancient” is supported by citing pp. 140, 202–16, 339, and 348 in Nibley’s book. Hill did not indicate what on those pages supports his assertions, and those pages seem to have been drawn almost at random from Nibley’s book (see 425, n. 3). Hill disagrees with Nibley’s having conceived Lehi as a merchant and also about his drawing parallels between the community at Qumran and “the society described in Alma 23” (see 425, n. 4).
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An Approach to the Book of Mormon. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1964. xxii + 416 pp.
Abstract: Originally published in 1957
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An Approach to the Book of Mormon (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 6). Edited by John W. Welch. 3rd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1988. Xvii + 541 pp.
Abstract: Originally published in 1957 as a Melchizedek Priesthood manual , An Approach to the Book of Mormon is Dr. Hugh Nibley’s classic work on the Book of Mormon. A gifted scholar with expertise in ancient languages, literature, and history, Nibley shows numerous details in the Book of Mormon narrative to be in accord with cultural traits of the Middle East.

A revised edition of the book published under the same title by the Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the lesson manual for the Melchizedek Priesthood quorums in 1957; and in a second edition by Deseret Book in 1964; reprinted in 1976 in the Classics of Mormon Literature series.
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"An Intellectual Autobiography: Some High and Low Points." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021. Originally in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless: Classic Essays of Hugh Nibley. Provo, UT: RSC, 1978. xxviii + 323 pp. Foreword: Truman G. Madsen “An Intellectual Autobiography – HN” [reprinted as “Self-Portrait: An Intellectual Autobiography by Hugh Nibley,” in BYU Today, August 1978, 11–13; and as “An Intellectual Autobiography: Some High and Low Points,” in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 2nd ed. (2004).
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"Ancient Ordinances." 3 pp. typescript of notes on a talk, n.d.
"Ancient Temples: What Do They Signify?" In Temples of the Ancient World, edited by Donald W. Parry, 399–410. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1994.
"Ancient Temples: What Do They Signify?" Ensign.
Abstract: Comments about the roles of ancient temples in general, with emphasis on Mesoamerican temples as centers of religion, culture, the arts, and world view.
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"Apocryphal Writings." Talk given at a Long Beach.
Apostles and Bishops in Early Christianity (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 15). Edited by John F. Hall and John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 2005. xxv + 254 pp. CWHN 15.
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Abstract: Much can be learned from the New Testament and other early Christian sources about the powers, duties, and desired attributes of those who originally held the offices of apostle and bishop. Catholics claim that Peter was the first bishop of Rome, and Eastern Orthodox Christians assert that he was the first bishop of Antioch. But does either position reflect the apostolic or episcopal offices completely or correctly? What, really was the role of bishops, and what was their relationship with apostles in the early Christian church? It is hard to imagine anyone better than Hugh Nibley to shed light on this challenging and intriguing topic.
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"Appendix 1 - The Archaeological Problem." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: The Book of Mormon is so often taken to task by those calling themselves archaeologists that it is well to know just what an archaeologist is and does. Book of Mormon archaeologists have often been disappointed in the past because they have consistently looked for the wrong things. We should not be surprised at the lack of ruins in America in general. Actually the scarcity of identifiable remains in the Old World is even more impressive. In view of the nature of their civilization one should not be puzzled if the Nephites had left us no ruins at all. People underestimate the capacity of things to disappear, and do not realize that the ancients almost never built of stone. Many a great civilization which has left a notable mark in history and literature has left behind not a single recognizable trace of itself. We must stop looking for the wrong things.
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"Appendix: Echoes and Evidences from the Writings of Hugh Nibley." In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson and John W. Welch, 453-506. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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"Approach to Facsimile II." Lecture given on 17 May 1985, in Washington, DC.
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Abstract: 36 Page typescript, with an additional 8 pp. of figures
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"Approach to John Gee, Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of A Guide to the Joseph Smtih Papyri (2000), by John Gee
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Approaching Zion (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 9). Edited by Don E. Norton. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1989. xviii + 631 pp.
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Abstract: Approaching Zion is LDS scholar and social critic Hugh Nibley’s most popular book. More accessible than many of his scholarly works, it is replete with Nibley’s trademark humor and startling insights into history, religion and life.

Well known and beloved in its text form, most of the essays in this book were originally delivered as speeches. In
Approaching Zion, Hugh Nibley gives thinkers reason to believe, and believers something to think about.
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"Archaeology and Our Religion." The essay has been published in Old Testament and Related Studies, CWHN 1:21–36. It also appeared in the Seventh East Press, 18 January 1982, 4–7, 12.
Abstract: This is the manuscript of an essay submitted to the Instructor, rejected, and circulated with two letters, both dated 16 September 1965, one addressed to “Dear Brother,” 1 p., and the other addressed to “Mr. W,” 5 pp.
"As Far as the Utmost Heavens." 23 pp. typed transcript of a talk given in 1987 or 1988 somewhere in Alaska. Perhaps same as Gillum’s “Alaska” Joseph Smith’s Contributions: Scriptural, Institutional, Doctrinal, and Historical.” 19 pp., d.s., date unknown (given in Alaska after March 1983).
Abstract: A talk in which the accomplishments of Joseph Smith are set forth and defended. Contributions mentioned include the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the restoration of the priesthood, and temples.
"As Things Stand at the Moment." BYU Studies 9/1 (1968): 69–102. Reprinted in Studies of the Books of Moses and Abraham: Articles from BYU Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
"Assembly and Atonement." In King Benjamin's Speech: That Ye May Learn Wisdom, edited by John W. Welch and Stephen D. Ricks, 119–45. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1998.
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"Assembly and Atonement." In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by John W. Welch and Stephen D. Ricks, 99-125. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:420–44.
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"Assembly Hour"
"Authoritative Translation." Presentation for a translation seminar at the Brigham Young University Language Research Center, 18 January 1975. May be similar to “Translation.” 12 pp. notes from a presentation given 11 February 1975, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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"Baptism for the Dead in Ancient Times." A series of articles in the Improvement Era in 5 parts running from Dec 1948 through Apr 1950. Reprinted in Mormonism and Early Christianity.
Abstract: Authors Note: The rapid amassing of primary source works and auxiliary documents at Brigham Young University through the purchase of large collections and sets both in this country and abroad, has made it possible for the first time to examine the Latter-day Saint position with reference to many ancient and valuable texts, which it has been the custom of Christian scholars in general either to pass by in silence or to interpret arbitrarily. This article is in the nature of a preliminary survey dealing with a subject which has meant little to church historians in the past, but on which in recent years a surprising amount of evidence has been brought to light.”H. N. Portions of Nibley’s position on baptism for the dead were briefly described and then rejected by Bernard M. Foschini, in “‘Those Who Are Baptized for the Dead,’ I Cor. 15:29,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 13/1 (1951): 52–55, 70–73. Foschini offered a treatment of the language used by Paul and tried to explain away his apparent reference to baptism for the dead in a 96-page series appearing in five numbers of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly 12/3, 4 (July, October 1950): 260–76, 379–88; 13/1, 2, 3 (January, April, July 1951): 46–79, 172–98, 278–83.
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"Basic Arabic Root System." unpublished handwritten manuscript.
Abstract: Compiled in Compiegne, France [at the end of World War II] using J. G. Hava, Arabic-English Dictionary for the Use of Students (Beirut: Catholic University Press, 1921).
"Before Adam." Talk given on 1 April 1980, at Brigham Young University. Published in Old Testament and Related Studies, CWHN 1:49–85.
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Abstract: A controversial examination of evolution and the LDS view on creation and the various roles of Adam.
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"Beyond Politics." BYU Studies 15/1 (1974): 3-28.
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Abstract: A talk originally given on 26 October 1973, to the Pi Sigma Alpha society in the Political Science Department at BYU. An argument that political action is desirable, even in an imperfect world, under the condition that it be the pursuit of the common good by reasonable discussion. But such conditions are not often found in the politics of man, which turn out to be instances of force and fraud, fueled by money and the desire for power and gain.
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"Beyond Politics." Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): 135-153.
Abstract: Politics defined as the self-interested activity of the city of man is opposed to the ways of the city of God, resulting in conflicting obligations. God’s hand is evident in virtuous governments and laws, but human institutions inexorably deteriorate. Fateful developments are reviewed, including man’s refusal to repent. Final relief of woes lies beyond politics in the next world.
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"Beyond Politics." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: This talk was given on 26 October 1973 to the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society in the Political Science Department at Brigham Young University. It first appeared in BYU Studies 15/1 (1974) and was reprinted in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless (Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1978) and in the second edition of that volume in 2004. It is reprinted here with minor technical editing.
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"Beyond Politics." In Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 301-328. 2nd ed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Abstract: In most languages the Church is designated as that of the last days, and so this speech, which is only a pastiche of quotations from its founders, is unblushingly apocalyptic. Did our grandparents overreact to signs of the times ? For many years a stock cartoon in sophisticated magazines has poked fun at the barefoot, bearded character in the long nightshirt carrying a placard calling all to "Repent, for the End is at Hand." But where is the joke? Ask the smart people who thought up the funny pictures and captions: Where are they now? For all of us as individuals the fashion of this world passeth away; but the Big Bang is something else. How near is that? Should we be concerned at all?The problem may be stated in the form of a little dialogue:We: Dear Father, whenever the end is scheduled to be, can't you give us an extension of time?He: Willingly. But tell me first, what will you do with it?We: Well... ah .. .we will go on doing pretty much what we have been doing; after all, isn't that why we are asking for an extension?He: And isn't that exactly why I want to end it soon because you show no inclination to change? Why should I reverse the order of nature so that you can go on doing the very things I want to put an end to?We: But is what we are doing so terribly wrong? The economy seems sound enough. Why shouldn't we go on doing the things which have made this country great?He: Haven't I made it clear enough to you what kind of greatness I expect of my offspring? Forget the statistics; you are capable of better things your stirring commercials don't impress me in the least.We: But why should we repent when all we are doing is what each considers to be for the best good of himself and the nation?He: Because it is not you but I who decide what that shall be, and I have told you a hundred times what is best for you individually and collectively and that is repentance, no matter who you are.We: We find your inference objectionable, Sir, quite unacceptable.He: I know.
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"Bird Island." Dialogue 10/4 (1977): 120-23. An Academics Awareness Lecture given at Brigham Young University on 26 June 1975.
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Abstract: Satirical lecture on some of the excesses and weaknesses of archaeology and theories of Book of Mormon geography. This satirical talk was read by Nibley, perhaps as early as 1965. A version of Nibley’s satirical lecture on some of the excesses and weaknesses of archaeology and theories of Book of Mormon geography.bicentennial celebration of the Declaration of Independence. It was rejected by the editors.
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"Book of Breathings, P. Louvre 3284." “Book of Breathings, P. Louvre 3284.” An English translation, 1968. 6 pp., s.s., typescript, mimeograph, and privately circulated.
Abstract: 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 Book 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
"Book of Mormon Near Eastern Background." In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. Vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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"Breakthroughs I Would Like to See." Lecture given on 8 November 1984, at Brigham Young University, in the Spheres of Influence lecture series entitled Breakthroughs 84. Published in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:378–406.
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Abstract: This lecture discusses the Saints and the law of consecration.
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"Brigham Young and the Enemy." The Young Democrat.
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"Brigham Young as a Leader." Address delivered on 6 June 1967. “Brigham Young as a Leader.” 21 pp. typescript of an address delivered on 6 June 1967. Published in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints.
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"Brigham Young as a Theologian." Address delivered on 9 June 1967. “Brigham Young as a Theologian.” 4 pp. typescript of an address delivered on 9 June 1967. Part IV of what was called A Brigham Young Mosaic in Four Parts.
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"Brigham Young as an Educator." June 9, 1967, Brigham Young University Devotional.
Abstract: Like Brigham Young, the educator, we should seek to educate ourselves in a wide variety of spiritual and secular fields in order for us to progress.
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"Brigham Young on the Environment." In To the Glory of God.
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"Brigham Young on the Environment." “Brigham Young on the Environment.” 6 pp. typescript of a talk given on 21 April 1971.
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"Brigham Young: Pioneer Conservationist." Address to the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, at a rendezvous held in September 1987.
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Abstract: **this could be Gillum’s “Mormons and the Environment,” 23 pp. transcript of a talk given 19 September 1987; cf. “Man’s Dominion,” “Brigham Young on the Environment,” and “Stewardship of the Air.”
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Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 13). Edited by Don E. Norton and Shirley S. Ricks. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1994. xv + 541 pp. CWHN 13.
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Abstract: Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints presents Hugh Nibley’s reflections on the thoughts of Brigham Young on politics, education, leadership, and the environment. The timeliness of Brigham’s counsel on these topics will quickly become apparent to readers, as will the unique insights that Nibley adds. This volume will amuse, provoke, and challenge ”” and, above all, educate.
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"But What Kind of Work." Talk given to the Cannon-Hinckley Club on 19 May 1987. Published in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:252–89.
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Abstract: This talk was delivered at various other places during 1987. A sequel to Nibley’s lecture entitled “Work We Must, But the Lunch Is Free,” originally given on 20 April 1982.
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"BYU Education Week lectures." BYU Education Week lectures delivered in the summer of 1965 at Oakland.

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"Called in a Council of the Prophets: The Mission of Hugh Nibley." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"Censoring the Joseph Smith Story." A series of articles in the Improvement Era in 4 parts running from Jul 1961 through Nov 1961. Reprinted in Tinkling Cymbals and Sounding Brass.
Abstract: Explains how Joseph Smith’s critics in the 1840s and also Fawn Brodie rewrote Joseph’s story to suit their perceptions of the Book of Mormon and the First Vision.
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"Change Out of Control." A lecture given in the Spheres of Influence lecture series on 7 November 1985 at BYU. Reprinted in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:407–21.
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"Chattanooga." Address given in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in August 1987. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:238–51.
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Abstract: The talk is essentially a commentary on certain portions of the Gospel of Matthew.
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"Christ among the Ruins." Ensign, July 1983, 14, 16-19. Part 2 of “Souvenirs from Lehi’s Jerusalem,” which was submitted to the Ensign. Subtitled, “A comparison of the Old World early Christian ‘forty-day ministry’ story with the New World 3 Nephi accounts.”

This is a version of the material published as the second part of “Two Shots in the Dark: 1. Dark Days in Jerusalem; 2. Christ among the Ruins,” in Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, ed. Noel B. Reynolds (Provo, UT: RSC, 1982), 103–41. A version of this essay has been reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, CWHN 8:407–34.
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Abstract: A comparison of the Old World early Christian ”˜forty-day ministry’ story with the New World 3 Nephi accounts.” Compares Jesus’ post-resurrection words to his disciples in Galilee with accounts in the Book of Mormon. Part 2 of “Souvenirs from Lehi’s Jerusalem,” which was submitted to the Ensign. Light is shed on 3 Nephi by comparisons with the Coptic Gospel of the Twelve Apostles.
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"Christian Envy of the Temple." Jewish Quarterly Review 50/2 (October 1959): 97–123. Reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970).
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"Christian Envy of the Temple [part 2]." Jewish Quarterly Review 50/3 (January 1960): 229–40. Reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970).
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"Churches in the Wilderness." In Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 169-201. 2nd ed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Abstract: Long before the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, Robert Eisler called attention to the existence of societies of ancient sectaries, including the early Christians, who fled to the desert and formed pious communities there, after the manner of the order of Rekhabites (Jeremiah 35). More recently, E. Kdsemann and U. W. Mauser have taken up the theme, and the pope himself has referred to his followers as "the Wayfaring Church," of all things. No aspect of the gospel is more fundamental than that which calls the Saints out of the world; it has recently been recognized as fundamental to the universal apocalyptic pattern, and is now recognized as a basic teaching of the prophets of Israel, including the Lord Himself. It is the central theme of the Book of Mormon, and Lehi’s people faithfully follow the correct routine of flights to the desert as their stories now merge with new manuscript finds from the Dead Sea and elsewhere. And while many Christian communities have consciously sought to imitate the dramatic flight into the wilderness, from monastic orders to Pilgrim fathers, only the followers of Joseph Smith can claim the distinction of a wholesale, involuntary, and total expulsion into a most authentic wilderness. Now, the Book of Mormon is not only a typical product of a religious people driven to the wilds surprisingly we have learned since 1950 that such people had a veritable passion for writing books and keeping records but it actually contains passages that match some of the Dead Sea Scrolls almost word for word. Isn’t that going a bit too far? How, one may ask, would Alma be able to quote from a book written on the other side of the world among people with whom his own had lost all contact for five hundred years? Joseph Smith must have possessed supernatural cunning to have foreseen such an impasse, yet his Book of Mormon explains it easily: Alma informs us that the passages in question are not his, but he is quoting them directly from an ancient source, the work of an early prophet of Israel named Zenos. Alma and the author of the Thanksgiving Scroll are drawing from the same ancient source. No wonder they sound alike.
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"Circle and Square." A 30 pp., d.s., undated and unpublished manuscript. Published as “The Circle and The Square,” in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:139–73.
"Classics from the Past: Literary Style Used in Book of Mormon Insured Accurate Translation." Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 1 (2011): 69-72.
Abstract: Responding to an inquiry from a member of a different faith about why the Book of Mormon was translated into the English of the King James Version of the Bible, Nibley discusses the use of biblical language in contemporary society, citing in particular the language of prayer and the use of King James English in the translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This article also serves as a platform for Nibley to discuss other issues raised about the Book of Mormon, especially in reference to the King James version of the Bible.
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"Columbus and Revelation." Instructor.
Abstract: Relevant to 1 Nephi 13:11-12, this brief article gives historical evidence showing that Columbus was moved upon by the Holy Ghost.
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"Commentary on D&C Section 1." Types transcript of a home evening lesson.
Abstract: A verse-by-verse commentary
"Comments." In Mormonism, A Faith for All Cultures, edited by F. LaMond Tullis, 22-28. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1978. Reprinted as “Some Notes on Cultural Diversity in the Universal Church,” in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:541–49.
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Abstract: A response to a paper read by Noel B. Reynolds entitled “Cultural Diversity in the Universal Church,” as part of the symposium on the “Expanding Church” held as part of the centennial celebration of BYU.
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"Common Carrier: Author Defends Image of Joseph Smith as Prophet." Salt Lake Tribune.
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"Conclusion." Improvement Era, July 1952, 510, 550.
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"Conclusion." Improvement Era, May 1953, 331–32, 334, 336, 338, 341, 343, 345.
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"Conclusion." Improvement Era, July 1954, 506–7, 521.
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"Conclusion." Improvement Era, November 1961, 812–13, 865–69.
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"Conclusion: Taking Stock." Improvement Era, May 1970, 82–89, 91–94.
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"Controlling the Past." Improvement Era, February 1955, 86–87, 104, 106–7.
"Controlling the Past (A Consideration of Methods)." Improvement Era, January 1955, 20–22, 44–45.
"Controlling the Past: Part 3." Improvement Era, March 1955, 152–54, 166, 168.
"Controlling the Past: Part 4." Improvement Era, April 1955, 230–32, 258, 260–61.
"Controlling the Past: Part 5." Improvement Era, May 1955, 306–8, 364–66.
"Controlling the Past: Part 6." Improvement Era, June 1955, 384–86, 455–56.
"Conversation with Hugh Nibley." 20 pp. typescript of conversation on 13 March 1998 with Kent Brown, Patricia J. Ward, Hugh Nibley, and Phyllis Nibley.
"Critical Opinion of the Pearl of Great Price." July 26, 1967, Brigham Young University Devotional.
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Abstract: Hugh Nibley discusses the military strategy and tactics of the wars in the Book of Mormon compared to other modern and ancient warfare.
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"Criticizing the Brethren." Talk given on 18 August 1989, at the CES conference held at Brigham Young University as well as on 26 August 1989, at the Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City.
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"Dear Friend of the Book of Mormon." An open letter. 2 pp., ca. 1983, distributed by FARMS. Included as part of the foreword to The Prophetic Book of Mormon, CWHN 8.
"Dear Sterling." “Dear Sterling.” A widely circulated letter to Sterling M. McMurrin. 3 pp., s.s., 23 August 1967. Reprinted in Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life (2002), 427-30. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:142-47.
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Abstract: Sterling M. McMurrin was at the time working on a book of essays on Mormon philosophy and had apparently invited Nibley to contribute an essay. The book that McMurrin had in mind was never published. In his letter, Nibley proclaims to his scholarly antagonist that his “present religious mood is an all-out literalism.”
Keywords: Classics
"Decorative Hardware with Intricate Meanings." In The Manti Temple, edited by Victor J. Rasmussen, 33-36. Provo, UT: Community Press, 1988.
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Abstract: In a portion of a chapter of a book put out by the Manti Temple Centennial Committee in celebrating the hundredth anniversary of that edifice, Nibley interprets the decorations found on six numbered “artifacts” in the Manti Temple, for example, door hinges and handles.
Keywords: Classics
"Deny Not the Gifts of God." Talk given in Denver in February or March 1982.
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Abstract: Social commentary on reminding the Saints of the good things God has blessed us with and the law which must govern our use of such gifts; several addresses of this nature were given in 1982 and thereafter.
Keywords: Classics
"Do Religion and History Conflict?" In Great Issues Forum.
Abstract: This is the published version of the first of several exchanges between Nibley and Sterling M. McMurrin. The exchange was held on 23 March 1955, under the sponsorship of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah. McMurrin’s address, “Religion and the Denial of History,” is published on pp. 5–21, although Nibley spoke first.
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"Earliest Christians According to Newly Discovered Papyrii." March 1, 1964, Brigham Young University Devotional.
Abstract: As we seek to understand the belief and practices of the earliest Christians, we find ordinances and doctrines quite familiar to the restored gospel.
"Early Accounts of Jesus' Childhood." Instructor.
Abstract: An assessment of the various infancy materials about the childhood of Jesus.
"Early Christian Doctrines According to Coptic Texts"
"Early Christian Ordinances According to Coptic Texts"
"Early Jewish and Christian Belief in the Preexistence." 15 pp., d.s., n.d.
"Easter and the Prophets." In Immortality: Famed Discourses on Eternal Progression and Future Existence, edited by Gordon T. Allred, 211-24. Salt Lake City: Hawkes, 1974. This essay was reprinted from Nibley’s The World and the Prophets (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954).
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"Easter and the Prophets"
"Educating the Saints." In Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 249-280. 2nd ed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Abstract: The compelling mystique of those franchise businesses that in our day have built up enormous institutional clout by selling nothing but the right to a name was anticipated in our great schools of Education, which monopolized the magic name of Education and sold the right to use it at a time when the idea of a "School of Education" made about as much sense as a class in Erudition or a year’s course in Total Perfection. The whole business of education can become an operation in managerial manipulation. In "Higher Education" the traffic in titles and forms is already long established: The Office with its hoarded files of score sheets, punched cards, and tapes can declare exactly how educated any individual is even to the third decimal. That is the highly structured busywork which we call education today, but it was not Brigham Young’s idea of education. He had thoughts which we have repeated from time to time with very mixed reception on the BYU campus. Still, we do not feel in the least inclined to apologize for propagating them on the premises of a university whose main distinction is that it bears his name.
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"Educating the Saints—A Brigham Young Mosaic." BYU Studies 11/1 (1970): 61–87. Reprinted as “Educating the Saints” in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless (1978).
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"Egypt and Joseph Smith." 4 pp. unpublished typescript, n.d.
Abstract: Questions and answers given at an unknown time and place. Answers the 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
"Egyptian Temples and Ours." Talk given on 22 May 1993, for a group in Richfield, Utah.
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Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 17). Edited by Stephen D. Ricks. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 2008. xvi + 536 pp. CWHN 17.
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Abstract: In the tradition of Approaching Zion, this book represents Nibley at his best. It is loaded with stunning insights on the temple, trenchant social commentary and fascinating autobiographical details.
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"Enoch the Prophet." In Pearl of Great Price Symposium: A Centennial Presentation, 76-85. Provo, UT: BYU Publications, 1976. Reprinted in Enoch the Prophet, CWHN 2:1–18.
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"Enoch the Prophet." Lecture given 22 November 1975 for the Pearl of Great Price Symposium at Brigham Young University.
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Enoch the Prophet (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley Vol. 2. Edited by Stephen D. Ricks. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986. viii + 309 pp.
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Abstract: In the Book of Moses, part of the Latter-day Saint scriptural canon known as the Pearl of Great Price, are what the Prophet Joseph Smith entitled “extracts from the prophecy of Enoch.” These scriptures, says the eminent LDS scholar Hugh Nibley, “supply us with the most valuable control yet on the bona fides of the Prophet. . . . We are to test. . . . ”˜How does it compare with records known to be authentic?’ The excerpts offer the nearest thing to a perfectly foolproof test””neat, clear-cut, and decisive””of Joseph Smith’s claim to inspiration.”

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Enoch the Prophet, Dr. Nibley examines and defends that claim by examining Joseph Smith’s translations in the context of recently discovered apocryphal sources.

This book contains a collection of various comparisons of the Enoch materials in the Book of Moses with the Slavonic and Ethiopic Enoch texts and other related materials and lore from antiquity, showing the possibility that Joseph Smith’s book of Enoch could be authentic ancient text.
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"Epic Milieu in the Old Testament." Improvement Era, October 1956, 710–12, 745–51.
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"Epilogue: Since Qumran." Improvement Era, July 1966, 636–38.
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"Evangelium Quadraginta Dierum." Vigiliae Christianae 20/1 (1966): 1–24. Reprinted under the title “The Forty-day Mission of Christ—The Forgotten Heritage,” in When the Lights Went Out (1970).
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"Exaltation and Eternal Life (Words of Brigham Young)." January 1, 1960, Brigham Young University Devotional.
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Abstract: Hugh Nibley shares some of the words of Brigham Young that demonstrate his unique character and his devotion to the goal of eternal life for the Saints.
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"Exemplary Manhood." Keynote Address given on 11 April 1991, at the Associated Students Awards Assembly at Brigham Young University. Published as “‘Exemplary Manhood,’” in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, CWHN 13:509–22.
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"Face to Face: The Education of Zion." Panel discussion with Arthur Henry King and Chauncey C. Riddle, 13 March 1993, filmed with support from FARMS and the College of Education at Brigham Young University.
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"Fact and Fancy in the Interpretation of Ancient Records." Address given at the third annual Religion Lecture Series at Brigham Young University on 11 November 1965.
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Abstract: “Fact and Fancy in the Interpretation of Ancient Records.” 55 pp.
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"Figure 6 of Facsimile 2." FARMS brown bag lecture series, 15 March 1995, Brigham Young University.
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"Foreword." Learn Greek through the New Testament, by C. Wilfred Griggs and Randall Stewart, edited by Alan F. Keele and Marvin H. Folsom, i. Provo, UT: The Interlinguistica Series in Foreign Languages, 1981. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:111–13.
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"Foreword." Why the Church Is as True as the Gospel, by Eugene England, vii-viii. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1986. Reprinted as “Foreword to Eugene England’s Book,” in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:555–57.
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"Foreword." The Last Days: Types and Shadows from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, by Avraham Gileadi, vii–xiii. Orem: Book of Mormon Research Foundation, 1991.
"Foreword." Working toward Zion: Principles of the United Order for the Modern World, by James W. Lucas and Warner P. Woodworth, ix-xi. Salt Lake City: Aspen Books, 1996. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:114–17.
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"Forty Day Ministry Part 1." February 12, 1964, Brigham Young University Devotional.
"Forty Day Ministry Part 2." February 12, 1964, Brigham Young University Devotional.
"Fragment Found in Salt Lake City." BYU Studies 8/2 (1968): 191-94. Reprinted in Studies of the Books of Moses and Abraham: Articles from BYU Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
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"Freemen and Kingmen in the Book of Mormon." Talk given in 1980, and again on 18 January 1981 at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. 20 pp., s.s., typed typescript of a talk given in 1980, and again on 18 January 1981 at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Also circulated as a 30 pp., d.s., version, dated 18 August 1986. Published as “Freemen and King-men in the Book of Mormon,” in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, CWHN 8:328–79.
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Abstract: Captain Moroni was a man of peace. Analyzes war, government, management, the political tactics and strategies of Amalickiah, and the constant struggle between those who follow the ways of righteousness and those who promote wicked political agendas. Includes notes about similar political problems in ancient Mesoamerican societies.
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"From the Earth upon Which Thou Standest." In Looking toward Home, by Wulf Barsch (exhibition catalog), 10-13. Salt Lake City: LDS Church History Museum, 1985. Reprinted in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:550–54.
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"Funeral Address." Talk given at the services for Donald M. Decker on 11 August 1982. Published in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:290–307.
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Abstract: A series of haunting reflections on the stages of life and the meaning of the experiences that each affords an individual as they pass from one stage to another, including death.
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"G-2 Report, Enuma Elish, The Babylonian Poem of the Creation." 4 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.
"G-2 Report, No. 1 The Religious Picture." 5 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.“The Religious Picture.” Changes in the religious world and in scholarship concerning religion are illustrated by numerous quotations from various writers.
"G-2 Report, No. 2 Changes in Religious Scholarship further Illustrated." 5 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.Changes in religious scholarship further illustrated. Quotations are arranged under headings such as “‘Revelation’ No Longer a Dirty Word,” “Neo-orthodoxy,” “Science.”
"G-2 Report, No. 3 Evolution: A Convenient Fiction, Eschatology, etc." 8 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.
"G-2 Report, No. 4 Eduard Meyer’s Comparison of Mohammed and Joseph Smith." 7 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.
"G-2 Report, No. 5 The God of the Christian Doctors." 4 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.This report is a summary of the teachings of the early church fathers on the nature of God.
"G-2 Report, No. 6 Conflict in the Churches between the God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers." 6 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.
"G-2 Report, No. 7 New Testament." 7 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.Including such topics as no more infallible books, more revelation needed, the language problem, the textual problem, Paul quotes the ancients, the statue of John, the historical Jesus, the present impasse.
"G-2 Report, No. 8 Introduction: ‘An Age of Discovery’ and ‘Old Testament’." 7 and 8 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.Two topics or reports are included. Includes various quotations from the Expository Times on Old Testament biblical research. See “New Age of Discovery” in Since Cumorah.Excerpts from the Expository Times by Nibley in the form of a G-2 Report. 14 pp., s.s., 1984. Most excerpts deal with the state of Christianity in 1983 and 1984.
"G-2 Report, No. 9 Church History." 8 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.
"G-2 Report, Old Testament." 8 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.Topics include the flood, the patriarchal age, the Old Testament as history, the Old Testament in its Near Eastern setting, patterning, language of the Old Testament, the integrity of the text.
Genesis of the Written Word. Provo.
Abstract: This was the Commissioner’s Lecture delivered in 1972.
"Genesis of the Written Word." In Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 111-141. 2nd ed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Abstract: The most interesting thing about this article is that, within a month after it was printed, a cover story appeared in the prestigious journal Science recounting the strange achievement of an Apache Indian by the name of Silas John, who not only claimed to have had a whole writing system revealed to him in a dream for holy purposes, but actually produced the system, which turns out to be a highly efficient one; an instant alphabet, not out of nothing, but out of a dream. The thing to notice here is that Silas John was a plain, simple, but deeply religious Indian, while the system of writing he produced suddenly in 1904 was not only highly sophisticated but has proven perfectly functional. No long ages of evolution were necessary to its emergence; the thing was given, he always maintained, in a single vision, for the express purpose of instructing men in the will of heaven and keeping them faithfully observant of it; it has never been used for anything else. Here in a leading scientific journal is a scientific description of how a system of writing actually came into being among a "primitive" people, and it confirms our own suspicions at every point. If it could happen in 1904 to a semiliterate Apache, could it not have happened earlier? Only such evidence could break the vicious circular argument which has long prevented serious investigation into the origins of writing. Many writers in scientific journals have recently deplored the way in which scientific conclusions reached long ago and held as unimpeachable truths turn students away from avenues of research which might well prove most fruitful. The evolutionary rule of thumb, convenient, satisfying, universal, is cited as the prime offender. Here is a test of how it works: Ask your students to write a paper on “A Day in the Life of a Primitive Man." None of them has ever seen a primitive man or ever will, but does that stop them? Before the question is on the board they are off and running and can go on writing at top speed indefinitely. They all know exactly how it should have been; evolution emancipated them from the drudgery of research. And in all of science there never was a more open-and-shut case than the origin of writing: intuitively we know it must have begun with pictures, and traditionally we know it can have developed in only one way very slowly and gradually from simple to more complex forms, and all that. Some may elaborate on the theme with tree alphabets, oghams, runes, and (as we have) arrow markings, but if there ever was a hypothesis which enjoyed complete and unquestioning obedience, the origin of writing has been it. Yet the discerning Kipling, taking a hard, common-sense look at the official solution, found it simply absurd. It is the same hypothesis that we now dare to question, grateful for the support of the noble Silas John.
Keywords: Bible; Isaiah (Prophet)
"Getting Ready to Begin: An Editorial." BYU Studies 8/3 (1968): 245–54.
Abstract: A contribution to the continuing debate over the Joseph Smith Papyri and the historical authenticity of the Book of Abraham.
"Gifts." Talk given on 13 March 1979, at Brigham Young University. Published in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:85–117.
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Abstract: Nibley interviews himself on the moral advice contained in the Book of Mormon.
Keywords: Bible; Isaiah (Prophet)
"Goods of First and Second Intent." Talk given on 9 October 1987, to the UEA retired teachers association at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Reprinted in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:524–53.
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Keywords: Bible; Isaiah (Prophet)
"Graduate School through BYU." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"Graveside Service Address for Joel Erik Myres." Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:263–68.
Abstract: Joel Erik Myres was married to Nibley’s granddaughter Natalie Mincek.
"Great Are the Words of Isaiah." In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, edited by Paul Y. Hoskisson, 177–95. Salt Lake City: RSC, 2005.
"Great Are the Words of Isaiah." In Sidney B. Sperry Symposium [1978], 193-207. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1978. Also published in ASBYU Academics Presents: Outstanding Lectures, 1978–79 (Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1979), 71–88, and reprinted in Old Testament and Related Studies, CWHN 1:215–37.
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"Great Are the Words of Isaiah." In ASBYU Academics Presents: Outstanding Lectures, 1978–79, 71–88. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1979.
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"Historicity and the Bible." Address given to the seminary and institute faculty at Brigham Young University on 19 June 1956; Reprinted in Old Testament and Related Studies.
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"How Firm a Foundation! What Makes It So." Dialogue 12/4 (1979): 29-45. Also published by the Harold B. Lee Library Forum Committee and the Friends of the BYU Library in 1980 as a 15-page leaflet. Reprinted in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:149–77.
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Abstract: The lecture was originally part of the Sesquicentennial Lectures on Mormon Arts. In it the foundations of the kingdom are discussed, ending with a passionate plea for building Zion.
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"How to Get Rich." Address given in March 1982 in St. George, Utah. Reprinted in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:178–201.
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Abstract: An examination of the blessing and cursing formulas found in the Deuteronomic materials in the Old Testament, with applications for our day.
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"How to Have a Quiet Campus, Antique Style." BYU Studies 9/4 (1969): 440–52. Reprinted in The Ancient State.
"How to Write an Anti-Mormon Book." February 17.
Abstract: Learn how authors of anti-Mormon materials use specific strategies to convince readers of their trustworthiness, knowledge, and lack of bias. Essentially a preview of Sounding Brass (1963). A long satirical list of informal rules commonly followed by those anxious to attack Mormon things.
"How to Write an Anti-Mormon Book. Lecture 2, 17 February 1962." In Seminar on the Prophet Joseph Smith, 30–41. Provo, UT: BYU Extension Publications, 1962.
Abstract: A penetrating satire on the foibles of typical anti-Mormon publications.
"Hugh Nibley, Abraham (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 23)"
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"Hugh Nibley, Adam and Eve (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 19)"
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"Hugh Nibley, Allegory and Rhetoric (Pearl of Great Price Lectures Series - 2)"
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"Hugh Nibley, Cosmology (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 5)"
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"Hugh Nibley, Enoch (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 22)"
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"Hugh Nibley, Joseph Smith (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 26)"
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"Hugh Nibley, Joseph Smith Matthew (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 25)"
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"Hugh Nibley, Literalism (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 3)"
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"Hugh Nibley, Preexistence (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 4)"
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"Hugh Nibley, Restoring What Was Lost (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 1)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Babylon Creation Myth (Pearl of Great Price Lectures Series - 10)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Combat (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 18)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Council (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 7)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Council According to the Shabako Stone (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 8)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Creation (Pearl of Great Price Lectures Series - 6)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Destruction (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 24)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Eve Theme; The Book of Enoch (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 21)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Geological Problem (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 15)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Heavenly Prologue (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 17)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Heritage of Cain (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 20)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Human Condition (Pearl of Great Price Lectures Series - 11)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Mountain of the Lord's House (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 16)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Pearl of Great Price on the Plurality of Worlds (PoGP Lecture Series - 13)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Plurality of Worlds (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 12)"
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"Hugh Nibley, The Shabako Stone Continued (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 9)"
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"Hugh Nibley, Treasures in Heaven (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 14)"
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"Hugh Nibley, World’s Worst Politician." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"Hugh Nibley’s Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series at Brigham Young University." Winter Semester, 1986, Maxwell Institute.
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"Humanism and the Gospel." 49pp. d.s.* pp., s.s., rough draft of lecture notes, n.d.

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"If There Must Needs Be Offense." “If There Must Needs Be Offense.” Ensign.
"In Memoriam HWN." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"In the Party, But Not of the Party." Academics Lecture given on 3 June 1976, at Brigham Young University. Published in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, CWHN 13:105–37.
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Abstract: An examination of how the Saints should understand involvement in politics, among other things drawing upon the examples of Paul and Daniel.
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"Interview: Nibley Talks about Contemporary Issues. Interview by Lin Ostler Strack." Sunstone Review, November-December 1983, 12- 14.
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Abstract: Interview by Lin Ostler Strack.
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"Irenaeus, Lecture #2." 24 pp., d.s., rough transcription of a talk, n.d.
"Islam and Mormonism—A Comparison." Ensign, March 1972, 55– 64.
Abstract: Not all of the footnotes containing the citations for the supporting texts and explanations were published with this essay.
"Israel’s Neighbors." “Israel’s Neighbors.” 33 pp. typed transcript of a talk given on 24 February 1965.
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Abstract: A discussion of the religious and cultural impact of Egypt, Babylon, and other neighbors on events in Israel.
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"It Takes All Kinds and Some Warming Up Exercises." “I. It Takes All Kinds” and “II. Some Warming-up Exercises.” 23 pp. manuscript of a draft of a pamphlet on the Book of Abraham.
Abstract: Examines three approaches to the Book of Abraham: ask the experts; examine Joseph Smith’s work in some broad and general aspects; take a closer look at some particulars. Part I constitutes the first 8 pages and Part II 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 as 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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"1: Egypt Revisited." Improvement Era, February 1956, 88–89, 106, 108.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"2: Egypt Revisited." Improvement Era, March 1956, 150–52, 185–87.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"3: Egypt Revisited." Improvement Era, April 1956, 244–45, 252–54, 258.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"4: Egypt Revisited." Improvement Era, May 1956, 308–10, 334, 336, 338–40.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"5: Egypt Revisited." Improvement Era, June 1956, 390–91, 460–61.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"A Brighter Light." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"A Conversation with Hugh Nibley." Dialogue 12/4 (1979): 10-27. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:51–72.
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Abstract: An informal interview conducted by Mary L. Bradford, Gary P. Gillum, and H. Curtis Wright.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"A Few Notes from “Where Is the Battle”." 3 pp. d.s.
"A House of Glory." In Temples of the Ancient World, edited by Donald W. Parry, 29–47. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1994.
"A New Christmas Theme." 3 pp. single spaced typescript, dated Christmas 1973.
"A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price." A series of articles in the Improvement Era in 29 parts from Jan 1968 through May 1970.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"A New Translation of Isaiah." BYU Today, December 1982, 23.
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Abstract: A review of Avraham Gileadi’s The Apocalyptic Book of Isaiah, A New Translation and Interpretative Key (Provo, UT: Hebraeus Press, 1982).
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"A Note on F. M. Brodie." typescript; Published in Tinkling Cymbals and Sounding Brass, CWHN 11:47–52.
Abstract: Brief comments by Nibley on two reviews of Fawn Brodie’s Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (New York: Norton, 1974). He calls attention to similarities between features of his 1946 review of Brodie’s No Man Knows My History and criticisms of her Jefferson book by David H. Donald in Commentary 58/1 (July 1974): 96–98, and Gary Wills in the New York Review of Books 21 (18 April 1974): 26–27.Nibley’s remarks might be compared to the more extensive, though still limited, review of reviews of Brodie’s book on Jefferson by Louis Midgley, “The Brodie Connection: Thomas Jefferson and Joseph Smith,” BYU Studies 20/1 (1979): 59–67, and also by Jerry Knudson, “Jefferson the Father of Slave Children? One View of the Book Reviewers,” Journalism History 3/2 (1976): 56–58, who examined a somewhat larger sample of the reviews of Brodie’s book than did Midgley, though with similar results. Knudson concluded that professional historians had been highly critical of her scholarship.Brodie responded (Journalism History 3/2 [Summer 1977]: 59–60) to Knudson by citing, as examples of historians who had written favorable comments on her book, the advertising blurbs that were provided by her historian friends for W. W. Norton, her publisher. The conclusions found in the Midgley and Knudson essays can be checked against and updated from the more than seventy separate reviews of her Jefferson book, most of which have been assembled in the Brodie Papers in Special Collections at the Marriott Library, University of Utah.
"A Prophet's Reward"
"A Prophetic Event"
"A Stage without a Play." Talk given at Westminster College, 16 February 1977.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch." A series of articles in the Ensign in 13 parts running from Oct 1975 through Aug 1977. Reprinted in Enoch the Prophet, CWHN 2:91–301.
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Abstract: A discussion of the worldview and scenario of the Hopis.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"A Substitute for Revelation"
"A Tribute to My Father." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"A World without Prophets (later How Will It Be When None More Saith 'I Saw'?)"
"Abraham." Lecture given at the LDS Institute, Utah Valley State College, 14 June 1995.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
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, CWHN 14.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Abraham in Egypt (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 14). Edited by Gary P. Gillum. Illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 2000. xxxiii + 705 pp.
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Abstract: Considered by many to be a classic in LDS literature, Abraham in Egypt is coming back to print in an enlarged edition published in association with the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS). In 1968-1970, 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. This is 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.

Contains all the material from the first edition of Abraham in Egypt as well as additions from Nibley’s 1968–70 Improvement Era series, “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.”
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Abraham's Creation Drama." Talk given on 6 April 1999, at the 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.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Abraham’s Temple Drama." In The Temple in Time and Eternity, edited by Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks, 1-42. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:445–82.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Acclamatio (Never Cry Mob)." In Toward a Humanistic Science of Politics: Essays in Honor of Francis Dunham Wormuth, edited by Dalmas H. Nelson and Richard L. Sklar, 11-22. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1983.
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Abstract: In this essay Nibley draws on materials he collected at the beginning of his career on the politics of ancient mobs and draws parallels with contemporary events, including anti-Mormon sentiments. He read a paper with the title “Acclamatio” at the annual meeting of the Southwest Archaeological Foundation in San Diego, California, in 1941.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Accomodating Religion to Your Life Style." 27 pp. manuscript of a lecture in the Religion in Life series.
Abstract: Includes many quotations from Brigham Young and the scriptures.
"An Ambivalent Emblem." 6 pp., s.s., talking of being in the world but not of the world.
An Approach to the Book of Abraham (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 18). Edited by John Gee. Illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 2009. xxxix + 632 pp. CWHN 18.
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Abstract: The volume contains diverse essays, including his three-year series of lengthy articles from the 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.”
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Abstract: An Approach to the Book of Mormon was mentioned by Marvin S. Hill in an essay entitled “The Historiography of Mormonism,” Church History 28/4 (December 1959): 418–26. Hill seems to have preferred to account for the Book of Mormon with what he called “the Smith hypothesis,” which is the attempt to understand the Book of Mormon as a product of Joseph’s presumably fertile imagination coupled to an unusual responsiveness to his own environment. Hill introduced his comments on Nibley’s work by observing that the conflict between Gentiles and the Latter-day Saints is also evident among historians, who are “generally divided into two distinct groups, forging a cleavage of sentiment which is evident in the debates over the origin of the Book of Mormon” (418). According to Hill, the issue “of primary importance is the nature of that unique American scripture, the Book of Mormon. Acclaimed by the faithful as a sacred history of a Christian people in ancient America, the book has been labeled a fraud by non-believers.” “The case for the Latter-day Saints,” Hill acknowledged, “has been stated often, but with no greater sophistication than that exhibited by Hugh Nibley of Brigham Young University in his Approach to the Book of Mormon (1957). He reviews the culture of the ancient Near East to find that in theme, the details of its narrative, and its use of place and proper names the Book of Mormon is authentic. He states that the marks of genuine antiquity in the record could not have been imitated by anyone in 1830. However intimate his knowledge of ancient history may be, certain difficulties exist in his argument. He cites many phenomena which seem as much American as they do ancient, and exaggerates the significance of details which are hazy or all but lacking. Invariably he handles his topic in an authoritarian fashion, never indicating that some points may be open to question” (418).

Hill’s effort to show that “many phenomena,” which Nibley thinks are typical of the ancient Near East, “seem as much American as they do ancient” is supported by citing pp. 140, 202–16, 339, and 348 in Nibley’s book. Hill did not indicate what on those pages supports his assertions, and those pages seem to have been drawn almost at random from Nibley’s book (see 425, n. 3). Hill disagrees with Nibley’s having conceived Lehi as a merchant and also about his drawing parallels between the community at Qumran and “the society described in Alma 23” (see 425, n. 4).
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
An Approach to the Book of Mormon. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1964. xxii + 416 pp.
Abstract: Originally published in 1957
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
An Approach to the Book of Mormon (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 6). Edited by John W. Welch. 3rd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1988. Xvii + 541 pp.
Abstract: Originally published in 1957 as a Melchizedek Priesthood manual , An Approach to the Book of Mormon is Dr. Hugh Nibley’s classic work on the Book of Mormon. A gifted scholar with expertise in ancient languages, literature, and history, Nibley shows numerous details in the Book of Mormon narrative to be in accord with cultural traits of the Middle East.

A revised edition of the book published under the same title by the Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the lesson manual for the Melchizedek Priesthood quorums in 1957; and in a second edition by Deseret Book in 1964; reprinted in 1976 in the Classics of Mormon Literature series.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"An Intellectual Autobiography: Some High and Low Points." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021. Originally in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless: Classic Essays of Hugh Nibley. Provo, UT: RSC, 1978. xxviii + 323 pp. Foreword: Truman G. Madsen “An Intellectual Autobiography – HN” [reprinted as “Self-Portrait: An Intellectual Autobiography by Hugh Nibley,” in BYU Today, August 1978, 11–13; and as “An Intellectual Autobiography: Some High and Low Points,” in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 2nd ed. (2004).
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"Ancient Ordinances." 3 pp. typescript of notes on a talk, n.d.
"Ancient Temples: What Do They Signify?" In Temples of the Ancient World, edited by Donald W. Parry, 399–410. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1994.
"Ancient Temples: What Do They Signify?" Ensign.
Abstract: Comments about the roles of ancient temples in general, with emphasis on Mesoamerican temples as centers of religion, culture, the arts, and world view.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Apocryphal Writings." Talk given at a Long Beach.
Apostles and Bishops in Early Christianity (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 15). Edited by John F. Hall and John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 2005. xxv + 254 pp. CWHN 15.
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Abstract: Much can be learned from the New Testament and other early Christian sources about the powers, duties, and desired attributes of those who originally held the offices of apostle and bishop. Catholics claim that Peter was the first bishop of Rome, and Eastern Orthodox Christians assert that he was the first bishop of Antioch. But does either position reflect the apostolic or episcopal offices completely or correctly? What, really was the role of bishops, and what was their relationship with apostles in the early Christian church? It is hard to imagine anyone better than Hugh Nibley to shed light on this challenging and intriguing topic.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Appendix 1 - The Archaeological Problem." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: The Book of Mormon is so often taken to task by those calling themselves archaeologists that it is well to know just what an archaeologist is and does. Book of Mormon archaeologists have often been disappointed in the past because they have consistently looked for the wrong things. We should not be surprised at the lack of ruins in America in general. Actually the scarcity of identifiable remains in the Old World is even more impressive. In view of the nature of their civilization one should not be puzzled if the Nephites had left us no ruins at all. People underestimate the capacity of things to disappear, and do not realize that the ancients almost never built of stone. Many a great civilization which has left a notable mark in history and literature has left behind not a single recognizable trace of itself. We must stop looking for the wrong things.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Appendix: Echoes and Evidences from the Writings of Hugh Nibley." In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson and John W. Welch, 453-506. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Approach to Facsimile II." Lecture given on 17 May 1985, in Washington, DC.
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Abstract: 36 Page typescript, with an additional 8 pp. of figures
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Approach to John Gee, Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of A Guide to the Joseph Smtih Papyri (2000), by John Gee
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Approaching Zion (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 9). Edited by Don E. Norton. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1989. xviii + 631 pp.
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Abstract: Approaching Zion is LDS scholar and social critic Hugh Nibley’s most popular book. More accessible than many of his scholarly works, it is replete with Nibley’s trademark humor and startling insights into history, religion and life.

Well known and beloved in its text form, most of the essays in this book were originally delivered as speeches. In
Approaching Zion, Hugh Nibley gives thinkers reason to believe, and believers something to think about.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Archaeology and Our Religion." The essay has been published in Old Testament and Related Studies, CWHN 1:21–36. It also appeared in the Seventh East Press, 18 January 1982, 4–7, 12.
Abstract: This is the manuscript of an essay submitted to the Instructor, rejected, and circulated with two letters, both dated 16 September 1965, one addressed to “Dear Brother,” 1 p., and the other addressed to “Mr. W,” 5 pp.
"As Far as the Utmost Heavens." 23 pp. typed transcript of a talk given in 1987 or 1988 somewhere in Alaska. Perhaps same as Gillum’s “Alaska” Joseph Smith’s Contributions: Scriptural, Institutional, Doctrinal, and Historical.” 19 pp., d.s., date unknown (given in Alaska after March 1983).
Abstract: A talk in which the accomplishments of Joseph Smith are set forth and defended. Contributions mentioned include the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the restoration of the priesthood, and temples.
"As Things Stand at the Moment." BYU Studies 9/1 (1968): 69–102. Reprinted in Studies of the Books of Moses and Abraham: Articles from BYU Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
"Assembly and Atonement." In King Benjamin's Speech: That Ye May Learn Wisdom, edited by John W. Welch and Stephen D. Ricks, 119–45. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1998.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Assembly and Atonement." In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by John W. Welch and Stephen D. Ricks, 99-125. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:420–44.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Assembly Hour"
"Authoritative Translation." Presentation for a translation seminar at the Brigham Young University Language Research Center, 18 January 1975. May be similar to “Translation.” 12 pp. notes from a presentation given 11 February 1975, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Baptism for the Dead in Ancient Times." A series of articles in the Improvement Era in 5 parts running from Dec 1948 through Apr 1950. Reprinted in Mormonism and Early Christianity.
Abstract: Authors Note: The rapid amassing of primary source works and auxiliary documents at Brigham Young University through the purchase of large collections and sets both in this country and abroad, has made it possible for the first time to examine the Latter-day Saint position with reference to many ancient and valuable texts, which it has been the custom of Christian scholars in general either to pass by in silence or to interpret arbitrarily. This article is in the nature of a preliminary survey dealing with a subject which has meant little to church historians in the past, but on which in recent years a surprising amount of evidence has been brought to light.”H. N. Portions of Nibley’s position on baptism for the dead were briefly described and then rejected by Bernard M. Foschini, in “‘Those Who Are Baptized for the Dead,’ I Cor. 15:29,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 13/1 (1951): 52–55, 70–73. Foschini offered a treatment of the language used by Paul and tried to explain away his apparent reference to baptism for the dead in a 96-page series appearing in five numbers of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly 12/3, 4 (July, October 1950): 260–76, 379–88; 13/1, 2, 3 (January, April, July 1951): 46–79, 172–98, 278–83.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Basic Arabic Root System." unpublished handwritten manuscript.
Abstract: Compiled in Compiegne, France [at the end of World War II] using J. G. Hava, Arabic-English Dictionary for the Use of Students (Beirut: Catholic University Press, 1921).
"Before Adam." Talk given on 1 April 1980, at Brigham Young University. Published in Old Testament and Related Studies, CWHN 1:49–85.
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Abstract: A controversial examination of evolution and the LDS view on creation and the various roles of Adam.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Beyond Politics." BYU Studies 15/1 (1974): 3-28.
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Abstract: A talk originally given on 26 October 1973, to the Pi Sigma Alpha society in the Political Science Department at BYU. An argument that political action is desirable, even in an imperfect world, under the condition that it be the pursuit of the common good by reasonable discussion. But such conditions are not often found in the politics of man, which turn out to be instances of force and fraud, fueled by money and the desire for power and gain.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Beyond Politics." Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): 135-153.
Abstract: Politics defined as the self-interested activity of the city of man is opposed to the ways of the city of God, resulting in conflicting obligations. God’s hand is evident in virtuous governments and laws, but human institutions inexorably deteriorate. Fateful developments are reviewed, including man’s refusal to repent. Final relief of woes lies beyond politics in the next world.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Beyond Politics." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: This talk was given on 26 October 1973 to the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society in the Political Science Department at Brigham Young University. It first appeared in BYU Studies 15/1 (1974) and was reprinted in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless (Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1978) and in the second edition of that volume in 2004. It is reprinted here with minor technical editing.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Beyond Politics." In Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 301-328. 2nd ed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Abstract: In most languages the Church is designated as that of the last days, and so this speech, which is only a pastiche of quotations from its founders, is unblushingly apocalyptic. Did our grandparents overreact to signs of the times ? For many years a stock cartoon in sophisticated magazines has poked fun at the barefoot, bearded character in the long nightshirt carrying a placard calling all to "Repent, for the End is at Hand." But where is the joke? Ask the smart people who thought up the funny pictures and captions: Where are they now? For all of us as individuals the fashion of this world passeth away; but the Big Bang is something else. How near is that? Should we be concerned at all?The problem may be stated in the form of a little dialogue:We: Dear Father, whenever the end is scheduled to be, can't you give us an extension of time?He: Willingly. But tell me first, what will you do with it?We: Well... ah .. .we will go on doing pretty much what we have been doing; after all, isn't that why we are asking for an extension?He: And isn't that exactly why I want to end it soon because you show no inclination to change? Why should I reverse the order of nature so that you can go on doing the very things I want to put an end to?We: But is what we are doing so terribly wrong? The economy seems sound enough. Why shouldn't we go on doing the things which have made this country great?He: Haven't I made it clear enough to you what kind of greatness I expect of my offspring? Forget the statistics; you are capable of better things your stirring commercials don't impress me in the least.We: But why should we repent when all we are doing is what each considers to be for the best good of himself and the nation?He: Because it is not you but I who decide what that shall be, and I have told you a hundred times what is best for you individually and collectively and that is repentance, no matter who you are.We: We find your inference objectionable, Sir, quite unacceptable.He: I know.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Bird Island." Dialogue 10/4 (1977): 120-23. An Academics Awareness Lecture given at Brigham Young University on 26 June 1975.
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Abstract: Satirical lecture on some of the excesses and weaknesses of archaeology and theories of Book of Mormon geography. This satirical talk was read by Nibley, perhaps as early as 1965. A version of Nibley’s satirical lecture on some of the excesses and weaknesses of archaeology and theories of Book of Mormon geography.bicentennial celebration of the Declaration of Independence. It was rejected by the editors.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Book of Breathings, P. Louvre 3284." “Book of Breathings, P. Louvre 3284.” An English translation, 1968. 6 pp., s.s., typescript, mimeograph, and privately circulated.
Abstract: 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 Book 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
"Book of Mormon Near Eastern Background." In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. Vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Breakthroughs I Would Like to See." Lecture given on 8 November 1984, at Brigham Young University, in the Spheres of Influence lecture series entitled Breakthroughs 84. Published in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:378–406.
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Abstract: This lecture discusses the Saints and the law of consecration.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Brigham Young and the Enemy." The Young Democrat.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Brigham Young as a Leader." Address delivered on 6 June 1967. “Brigham Young as a Leader.” 21 pp. typescript of an address delivered on 6 June 1967. Published in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Brigham Young as a Theologian." Address delivered on 9 June 1967. “Brigham Young as a Theologian.” 4 pp. typescript of an address delivered on 9 June 1967. Part IV of what was called A Brigham Young Mosaic in Four Parts.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Brigham Young as an Educator." June 9, 1967, Brigham Young University Devotional.
Abstract: Like Brigham Young, the educator, we should seek to educate ourselves in a wide variety of spiritual and secular fields in order for us to progress.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Brigham Young on the Environment." In To the Glory of God.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Brigham Young on the Environment." “Brigham Young on the Environment.” 6 pp. typescript of a talk given on 21 April 1971.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Brigham Young: Pioneer Conservationist." Address to the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, at a rendezvous held in September 1987.
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Abstract: **this could be Gillum’s “Mormons and the Environment,” 23 pp. transcript of a talk given 19 September 1987; cf. “Man’s Dominion,” “Brigham Young on the Environment,” and “Stewardship of the Air.”
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 13). Edited by Don E. Norton and Shirley S. Ricks. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1994. xv + 541 pp. CWHN 13.
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Abstract: Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints presents Hugh Nibley’s reflections on the thoughts of Brigham Young on politics, education, leadership, and the environment. The timeliness of Brigham’s counsel on these topics will quickly become apparent to readers, as will the unique insights that Nibley adds. This volume will amuse, provoke, and challenge ”” and, above all, educate.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"But What Kind of Work." Talk given to the Cannon-Hinckley Club on 19 May 1987. Published in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:252–89.
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Abstract: This talk was delivered at various other places during 1987. A sequel to Nibley’s lecture entitled “Work We Must, But the Lunch Is Free,” originally given on 20 April 1982.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"BYU Education Week lectures." BYU Education Week lectures delivered in the summer of 1965 at Oakland.
"Called in a Council of the Prophets: The Mission of Hugh Nibley." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"Censoring the Joseph Smith Story." A series of articles in the Improvement Era in 4 parts running from Jul 1961 through Nov 1961. Reprinted in Tinkling Cymbals and Sounding Brass.
Abstract: Explains how Joseph Smith’s critics in the 1840s and also Fawn Brodie rewrote Joseph’s story to suit their perceptions of the Book of Mormon and the First Vision.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Change Out of Control." A lecture given in the Spheres of Influence lecture series on 7 November 1985 at BYU. Reprinted in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:407–21.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Chattanooga." Address given in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in August 1987. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:238–51.
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Abstract: The talk is essentially a commentary on certain portions of the Gospel of Matthew.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Christ among the Ruins." Ensign, July 1983, 14, 16-19. Part 2 of “Souvenirs from Lehi’s Jerusalem,” which was submitted to the Ensign. Subtitled, “A comparison of the Old World early Christian ‘forty-day ministry’ story with the New World 3 Nephi accounts.”

This is a version of the material published as the second part of “Two Shots in the Dark: 1. Dark Days in Jerusalem; 2. Christ among the Ruins,” in Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, ed. Noel B. Reynolds (Provo, UT: RSC, 1982), 103–41. A version of this essay has been reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, CWHN 8:407–34.
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Abstract: A comparison of the Old World early Christian ”˜forty-day ministry’ story with the New World 3 Nephi accounts.” Compares Jesus’ post-resurrection words to his disciples in Galilee with accounts in the Book of Mormon. Part 2 of “Souvenirs from Lehi’s Jerusalem,” which was submitted to the Ensign. Light is shed on 3 Nephi by comparisons with the Coptic Gospel of the Twelve Apostles.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Christian Envy of the Temple." Jewish Quarterly Review 50/2 (October 1959): 97–123. Reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970).
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Christian Envy of the Temple [part 2]." Jewish Quarterly Review 50/3 (January 1960): 229–40. Reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970).
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Churches in the Wilderness." In Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 169-201. 2nd ed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Abstract: Long before the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, Robert Eisler called attention to the existence of societies of ancient sectaries, including the early Christians, who fled to the desert and formed pious communities there, after the manner of the order of Rekhabites (Jeremiah 35). More recently, E. Kdsemann and U. W. Mauser have taken up the theme, and the pope himself has referred to his followers as "the Wayfaring Church," of all things. No aspect of the gospel is more fundamental than that which calls the Saints out of the world; it has recently been recognized as fundamental to the universal apocalyptic pattern, and is now recognized as a basic teaching of the prophets of Israel, including the Lord Himself. It is the central theme of the Book of Mormon, and Lehi’s people faithfully follow the correct routine of flights to the desert as their stories now merge with new manuscript finds from the Dead Sea and elsewhere. And while many Christian communities have consciously sought to imitate the dramatic flight into the wilderness, from monastic orders to Pilgrim fathers, only the followers of Joseph Smith can claim the distinction of a wholesale, involuntary, and total expulsion into a most authentic wilderness. Now, the Book of Mormon is not only a typical product of a religious people driven to the wilds surprisingly we have learned since 1950 that such people had a veritable passion for writing books and keeping records but it actually contains passages that match some of the Dead Sea Scrolls almost word for word. Isn’t that going a bit too far? How, one may ask, would Alma be able to quote from a book written on the other side of the world among people with whom his own had lost all contact for five hundred years? Joseph Smith must have possessed supernatural cunning to have foreseen such an impasse, yet his Book of Mormon explains it easily: Alma informs us that the passages in question are not his, but he is quoting them directly from an ancient source, the work of an early prophet of Israel named Zenos. Alma and the author of the Thanksgiving Scroll are drawing from the same ancient source. No wonder they sound alike.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Circle and Square." A 30 pp., d.s., undated and unpublished manuscript. Published as “The Circle and The Square,” in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:139–73.
"Classics from the Past: Literary Style Used in Book of Mormon Insured Accurate Translation." Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 1 (2011): 69-72.
Abstract: Responding to an inquiry from a member of a different faith about why the Book of Mormon was translated into the English of the King James Version of the Bible, Nibley discusses the use of biblical language in contemporary society, citing in particular the language of prayer and the use of King James English in the translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This article also serves as a platform for Nibley to discuss other issues raised about the Book of Mormon, especially in reference to the King James version of the Bible.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Columbus and Revelation." Instructor.
Abstract: Relevant to 1 Nephi 13:11-12, this brief article gives historical evidence showing that Columbus was moved upon by the Holy Ghost.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Commentary on D&C Section 1." Types transcript of a home evening lesson.
Abstract: A verse-by-verse commentary
"Comments." In Mormonism, A Faith for All Cultures, edited by F. LaMond Tullis, 22-28. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1978. Reprinted as “Some Notes on Cultural Diversity in the Universal Church,” in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:541–49.
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Abstract: A response to a paper read by Noel B. Reynolds entitled “Cultural Diversity in the Universal Church,” as part of the symposium on the “Expanding Church” held as part of the centennial celebration of BYU.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Common Carrier: Author Defends Image of Joseph Smith as Prophet." Salt Lake Tribune.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Conclusion." Improvement Era, July 1952, 510, 550.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Conclusion." Improvement Era, May 1953, 331–32, 334, 336, 338, 341, 343, 345.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Conclusion." Improvement Era, July 1954, 506–7, 521.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Conclusion." Improvement Era, November 1961, 812–13, 865–69.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Conclusion: Taking Stock." Improvement Era, May 1970, 82–89, 91–94.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Controlling the Past." Improvement Era, February 1955, 86–87, 104, 106–7.
"Controlling the Past (A Consideration of Methods)." Improvement Era, January 1955, 20–22, 44–45.
"Controlling the Past: Part 3." Improvement Era, March 1955, 152–54, 166, 168.
"Controlling the Past: Part 4." Improvement Era, April 1955, 230–32, 258, 260–61.
"Controlling the Past: Part 5." Improvement Era, May 1955, 306–8, 364–66.
"Controlling the Past: Part 6." Improvement Era, June 1955, 384–86, 455–56.
"Conversation with Hugh Nibley." 20 pp. typescript of conversation on 13 March 1998 with Kent Brown, Patricia J. Ward, Hugh Nibley, and Phyllis Nibley.
"Critical Opinion of the Pearl of Great Price." July 26, 1967, Brigham Young University Devotional.
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Abstract: Hugh Nibley discusses the military strategy and tactics of the wars in the Book of Mormon compared to other modern and ancient warfare.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Criticizing the Brethren." Talk given on 18 August 1989, at the CES conference held at Brigham Young University as well as on 26 August 1989, at the Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Dear Friend of the Book of Mormon." An open letter. 2 pp., ca. 1983, distributed by FARMS. Included as part of the foreword to The Prophetic Book of Mormon, CWHN 8.
"Dear Sterling." “Dear Sterling.” A widely circulated letter to Sterling M. McMurrin. 3 pp., s.s., 23 August 1967. Reprinted in Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life (2002), 427-30. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:142-47.
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Abstract: Sterling M. McMurrin was at the time working on a book of essays on Mormon philosophy and had apparently invited Nibley to contribute an essay. The book that McMurrin had in mind was never published. In his letter, Nibley proclaims to his scholarly antagonist that his “present religious mood is an all-out literalism.”
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Decorative Hardware with Intricate Meanings." In The Manti Temple, edited by Victor J. Rasmussen, 33-36. Provo, UT: Community Press, 1988.
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Abstract: In a portion of a chapter of a book put out by the Manti Temple Centennial Committee in celebrating the hundredth anniversary of that edifice, Nibley interprets the decorations found on six numbered “artifacts” in the Manti Temple, for example, door hinges and handles.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Deny Not the Gifts of God." Talk given in Denver in February or March 1982.
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Abstract: Social commentary on reminding the Saints of the good things God has blessed us with and the law which must govern our use of such gifts; several addresses of this nature were given in 1982 and thereafter.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Do Religion and History Conflict?" In Great Issues Forum.
Abstract: This is the published version of the first of several exchanges between Nibley and Sterling M. McMurrin. The exchange was held on 23 March 1955, under the sponsorship of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah. McMurrin’s address, “Religion and the Denial of History,” is published on pp. 5–21, although Nibley spoke first.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Earliest Christians According to Newly Discovered Papyrii." March 1, 1964, Brigham Young University Devotional.
Abstract: As we seek to understand the belief and practices of the earliest Christians, we find ordinances and doctrines quite familiar to the restored gospel.
"Early Accounts of Jesus' Childhood." Instructor.
Abstract: An assessment of the various infancy materials about the childhood of Jesus.
"Early Christian Doctrines According to Coptic Texts"
"Early Christian Ordinances According to Coptic Texts"
"Early Jewish and Christian Belief in the Preexistence." 15 pp., d.s., n.d.
"Easter and the Prophets." In Immortality: Famed Discourses on Eternal Progression and Future Existence, edited by Gordon T. Allred, 211-24. Salt Lake City: Hawkes, 1974. This essay was reprinted from Nibley’s The World and the Prophets (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954).
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Easter and the Prophets"
"Educating the Saints." In Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 249-280. 2nd ed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Abstract: The compelling mystique of those franchise businesses that in our day have built up enormous institutional clout by selling nothing but the right to a name was anticipated in our great schools of Education, which monopolized the magic name of Education and sold the right to use it at a time when the idea of a "School of Education" made about as much sense as a class in Erudition or a year’s course in Total Perfection. The whole business of education can become an operation in managerial manipulation. In "Higher Education" the traffic in titles and forms is already long established: The Office with its hoarded files of score sheets, punched cards, and tapes can declare exactly how educated any individual is even to the third decimal. That is the highly structured busywork which we call education today, but it was not Brigham Young’s idea of education. He had thoughts which we have repeated from time to time with very mixed reception on the BYU campus. Still, we do not feel in the least inclined to apologize for propagating them on the premises of a university whose main distinction is that it bears his name.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Educating the Saints—A Brigham Young Mosaic." BYU Studies 11/1 (1970): 61–87. Reprinted as “Educating the Saints” in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless (1978).
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Egypt and Joseph Smith." 4 pp. unpublished typescript, n.d.
Abstract: Questions and answers given at an unknown time and place. Answers the 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
"Egyptian Temples and Ours." Talk given on 22 May 1993, for a group in Richfield, Utah.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 17). Edited by Stephen D. Ricks. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 2008. xvi + 536 pp. CWHN 17.
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Abstract: In the tradition of Approaching Zion, this book represents Nibley at his best. It is loaded with stunning insights on the temple, trenchant social commentary and fascinating autobiographical details.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Enoch the Prophet." In Pearl of Great Price Symposium: A Centennial Presentation, 76-85. Provo, UT: BYU Publications, 1976. Reprinted in Enoch the Prophet, CWHN 2:1–18.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Enoch the Prophet." Lecture given 22 November 1975 for the Pearl of Great Price Symposium at Brigham Young University.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Enoch the Prophet (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley Vol. 2. Edited by Stephen D. Ricks. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986. viii + 309 pp.
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Abstract: In the Book of Moses, part of the Latter-day Saint scriptural canon known as the Pearl of Great Price, are what the Prophet Joseph Smith entitled “extracts from the prophecy of Enoch.” These scriptures, says the eminent LDS scholar Hugh Nibley, “supply us with the most valuable control yet on the bona fides of the Prophet. . . . We are to test. . . . ”˜How does it compare with records known to be authentic?’ The excerpts offer the nearest thing to a perfectly foolproof test””neat, clear-cut, and decisive””of Joseph Smith’s claim to inspiration.”

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Enoch the Prophet, Dr. Nibley examines and defends that claim by examining Joseph Smith’s translations in the context of recently discovered apocryphal sources.

This book contains a collection of various comparisons of the Enoch materials in the Book of Moses with the Slavonic and Ethiopic Enoch texts and other related materials and lore from antiquity, showing the possibility that Joseph Smith’s book of Enoch could be authentic ancient text.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Epic Milieu in the Old Testament." Improvement Era, October 1956, 710–12, 745–51.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Epilogue: Since Qumran." Improvement Era, July 1966, 636–38.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Evangelium Quadraginta Dierum." Vigiliae Christianae 20/1 (1966): 1–24. Reprinted under the title “The Forty-day Mission of Christ—The Forgotten Heritage,” in When the Lights Went Out (1970).
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Exaltation and Eternal Life (Words of Brigham Young)." January 1, 1960, Brigham Young University Devotional.
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Abstract: Hugh Nibley shares some of the words of Brigham Young that demonstrate his unique character and his devotion to the goal of eternal life for the Saints.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Exemplary Manhood." Keynote Address given on 11 April 1991, at the Associated Students Awards Assembly at Brigham Young University. Published as “‘Exemplary Manhood,’” in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, CWHN 13:509–22.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Face to Face: The Education of Zion." Panel discussion with Arthur Henry King and Chauncey C. Riddle, 13 March 1993, filmed with support from FARMS and the College of Education at Brigham Young University.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Fact and Fancy in the Interpretation of Ancient Records." Address given at the third annual Religion Lecture Series at Brigham Young University on 11 November 1965.
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Abstract: “Fact and Fancy in the Interpretation of Ancient Records.” 55 pp.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Figure 6 of Facsimile 2." FARMS brown bag lecture series, 15 March 1995, Brigham Young University.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Foreword." Learn Greek through the New Testament, by C. Wilfred Griggs and Randall Stewart, edited by Alan F. Keele and Marvin H. Folsom, i. Provo, UT: The Interlinguistica Series in Foreign Languages, 1981. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:111–13.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Foreword." Why the Church Is as True as the Gospel, by Eugene England, vii-viii. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1986. Reprinted as “Foreword to Eugene England’s Book,” in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:555–57.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Foreword." The Last Days: Types and Shadows from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, by Avraham Gileadi, vii–xiii. Orem: Book of Mormon Research Foundation, 1991.
"Foreword." Working toward Zion: Principles of the United Order for the Modern World, by James W. Lucas and Warner P. Woodworth, ix-xi. Salt Lake City: Aspen Books, 1996. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:114–17.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Forty Day Ministry Part 1." February 12, 1964, Brigham Young University Devotional.
"Forty Day Ministry Part 2." February 12, 1964, Brigham Young University Devotional.
"Fragment Found in Salt Lake City." BYU Studies 8/2 (1968): 191-94. Reprinted in Studies of the Books of Moses and Abraham: Articles from BYU Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Freemen and Kingmen in the Book of Mormon." Talk given in 1980, and again on 18 January 1981 at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. 20 pp., s.s., typed typescript of a talk given in 1980, and again on 18 January 1981 at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Also circulated as a 30 pp., d.s., version, dated 18 August 1986. Published as “Freemen and King-men in the Book of Mormon,” in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, CWHN 8:328–79.
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Abstract: Captain Moroni was a man of peace. Analyzes war, government, management, the political tactics and strategies of Amalickiah, and the constant struggle between those who follow the ways of righteousness and those who promote wicked political agendas. Includes notes about similar political problems in ancient Mesoamerican societies.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"From the Earth upon Which Thou Standest." In Looking toward Home, by Wulf Barsch (exhibition catalog), 10-13. Salt Lake City: LDS Church History Museum, 1985. Reprinted in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:550–54.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Funeral Address." Talk given at the services for Donald M. Decker on 11 August 1982. Published in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:290–307.
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Abstract: A series of haunting reflections on the stages of life and the meaning of the experiences that each affords an individual as they pass from one stage to another, including death.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"G-2 Report, Enuma Elish, The Babylonian Poem of the Creation." 4 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.
"G-2 Report, No. 1 The Religious Picture." 5 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.“The Religious Picture.” Changes in the religious world and in scholarship concerning religion are illustrated by numerous quotations from various writers.
"G-2 Report, No. 2 Changes in Religious Scholarship further Illustrated." 5 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.Changes in religious scholarship further illustrated. Quotations are arranged under headings such as “‘Revelation’ No Longer a Dirty Word,” “Neo-orthodoxy,” “Science.”
"G-2 Report, No. 3 Evolution: A Convenient Fiction, Eschatology, etc." 8 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.
"G-2 Report, No. 4 Eduard Meyer’s Comparison of Mohammed and Joseph Smith." 7 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.
"G-2 Report, No. 5 The God of the Christian Doctors." 4 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.This report is a summary of the teachings of the early church fathers on the nature of God.
"G-2 Report, No. 6 Conflict in the Churches between the God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers." 6 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.
"G-2 Report, No. 7 New Testament." 7 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.Including such topics as no more infallible books, more revelation needed, the language problem, the textual problem, Paul quotes the ancients, the statue of John, the historical Jesus, the present impasse.
"G-2 Report, No. 8 Introduction: ‘An Age of Discovery’ and ‘Old Testament’." 7 and 8 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.Two topics or reports are included. Includes various quotations from the Expository Times on Old Testament biblical research. See “New Age of Discovery” in Since Cumorah.Excerpts from the Expository Times by Nibley in the form of a G-2 Report. 14 pp., s.s., 1984. Most excerpts deal with the state of Christianity in 1983 and 1984.
"G-2 Report, No. 9 Church History." 8 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.
"G-2 Report, Old Testament." 8 pp., s.s., n.d.
Abstract: G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.Topics include the flood, the patriarchal age, the Old Testament as history, the Old Testament in its Near Eastern setting, patterning, language of the Old Testament, the integrity of the text.
Genesis of the Written Word. Provo.
Abstract: This was the Commissioner’s Lecture delivered in 1972.
"Genesis of the Written Word." In Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 111-141. 2nd ed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Abstract: The most interesting thing about this article is that, within a month after it was printed, a cover story appeared in the prestigious journal Science recounting the strange achievement of an Apache Indian by the name of Silas John, who not only claimed to have had a whole writing system revealed to him in a dream for holy purposes, but actually produced the system, which turns out to be a highly efficient one; an instant alphabet, not out of nothing, but out of a dream. The thing to notice here is that Silas John was a plain, simple, but deeply religious Indian, while the system of writing he produced suddenly in 1904 was not only highly sophisticated but has proven perfectly functional. No long ages of evolution were necessary to its emergence; the thing was given, he always maintained, in a single vision, for the express purpose of instructing men in the will of heaven and keeping them faithfully observant of it; it has never been used for anything else. Here in a leading scientific journal is a scientific description of how a system of writing actually came into being among a "primitive" people, and it confirms our own suspicions at every point. If it could happen in 1904 to a semiliterate Apache, could it not have happened earlier? Only such evidence could break the vicious circular argument which has long prevented serious investigation into the origins of writing. Many writers in scientific journals have recently deplored the way in which scientific conclusions reached long ago and held as unimpeachable truths turn students away from avenues of research which might well prove most fruitful. The evolutionary rule of thumb, convenient, satisfying, universal, is cited as the prime offender. Here is a test of how it works: Ask your students to write a paper on “A Day in the Life of a Primitive Man." None of them has ever seen a primitive man or ever will, but does that stop them? Before the question is on the board they are off and running and can go on writing at top speed indefinitely. They all know exactly how it should have been; evolution emancipated them from the drudgery of research. And in all of science there never was a more open-and-shut case than the origin of writing: intuitively we know it must have begun with pictures, and traditionally we know it can have developed in only one way very slowly and gradually from simple to more complex forms, and all that. Some may elaborate on the theme with tree alphabets, oghams, runes, and (as we have) arrow markings, but if there ever was a hypothesis which enjoyed complete and unquestioning obedience, the origin of writing has been it. Yet the discerning Kipling, taking a hard, common-sense look at the official solution, found it simply absurd. It is the same hypothesis that we now dare to question, grateful for the support of the noble Silas John.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Getting Ready to Begin: An Editorial." BYU Studies 8/3 (1968): 245–54.
Abstract: A contribution to the continuing debate over the Joseph Smith Papyri and the historical authenticity of the Book of Abraham.
"Gifts." Talk given on 13 March 1979, at Brigham Young University. Published in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:85–117.
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Abstract: Nibley interviews himself on the moral advice contained in the Book of Mormon.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Goods of First and Second Intent." Talk given on 9 October 1987, to the UEA retired teachers association at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Reprinted in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:524–53.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Graduate School through BYU." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"Graveside Service Address for Joel Erik Myres." Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:263–68.
Abstract: Joel Erik Myres was married to Nibley’s granddaughter Natalie Mincek.
"Great Are the Words of Isaiah." In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, edited by Paul Y. Hoskisson, 177–95. Salt Lake City: RSC, 2005.
"Great Are the Words of Isaiah." In Sidney B. Sperry Symposium [1978], 193-207. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1978. Also published in ASBYU Academics Presents: Outstanding Lectures, 1978–79 (Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1979), 71–88, and reprinted in Old Testament and Related Studies, CWHN 1:215–37.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Great Are the Words of Isaiah." In ASBYU Academics Presents: Outstanding Lectures, 1978–79, 71–88. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1979.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Historicity and the Bible." Address given to the seminary and institute faculty at Brigham Young University on 19 June 1956; Reprinted in Old Testament and Related Studies.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"How Firm a Foundation! What Makes It So." Dialogue 12/4 (1979): 29-45. Also published by the Harold B. Lee Library Forum Committee and the Friends of the BYU Library in 1980 as a 15-page leaflet. Reprinted in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:149–77.
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Abstract: The lecture was originally part of the Sesquicentennial Lectures on Mormon Arts. In it the foundations of the kingdom are discussed, ending with a passionate plea for building Zion.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"How to Get Rich." Address given in March 1982 in St. George, Utah. Reprinted in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:178–201.
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Abstract: An examination of the blessing and cursing formulas found in the Deuteronomic materials in the Old Testament, with applications for our day.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"How to Have a Quiet Campus, Antique Style." BYU Studies 9/4 (1969): 440–52. Reprinted in The Ancient State.
"How to Write an Anti-Mormon Book." February 17.
Abstract: Learn how authors of anti-Mormon materials use specific strategies to convince readers of their trustworthiness, knowledge, and lack of bias. Essentially a preview of Sounding Brass (1963). A long satirical list of informal rules commonly followed by those anxious to attack Mormon things.
"How to Write an Anti-Mormon Book. Lecture 2, 17 February 1962." In Seminar on the Prophet Joseph Smith, 30–41. Provo, UT: BYU Extension Publications, 1962.
Abstract: A penetrating satire on the foibles of typical anti-Mormon publications.
"Hugh Nibley, Abraham (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 23)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, Adam and Eve (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 19)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, Allegory and Rhetoric (Pearl of Great Price Lectures Series - 2)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, Cosmology (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 5)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, Enoch (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 22)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, Joseph Smith (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 26)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, Joseph Smith Matthew (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 25)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, Literalism (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 3)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, Preexistence (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 4)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, Restoring What Was Lost (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 1)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Babylon Creation Myth (Pearl of Great Price Lectures Series - 10)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Combat (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 18)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Council (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 7)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Council According to the Shabako Stone (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 8)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Creation (Pearl of Great Price Lectures Series - 6)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Destruction (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 24)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Eve Theme; The Book of Enoch (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 21)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Geological Problem (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 15)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Heavenly Prologue (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 17)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Heritage of Cain (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 20)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Human Condition (Pearl of Great Price Lectures Series - 11)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Mountain of the Lord's House (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 16)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Pearl of Great Price on the Plurality of Worlds (PoGP Lecture Series - 13)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Plurality of Worlds (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 12)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, The Shabako Stone Continued (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 9)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, Treasures in Heaven (Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series - 14)"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Hugh Nibley, World’s Worst Politician." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"Hugh Nibley’s Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series at Brigham Young University." Winter Semester, 1986, Maxwell Institute.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Humanism and the Gospel." 49pp. d.s.* pp., s.s., rough draft of lecture notes, n.d.
"If There Must Needs Be Offense." “If There Must Needs Be Offense.” Ensign.
"In Memoriam HWN." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"In the Party, But Not of the Party." Academics Lecture given on 3 June 1976, at Brigham Young University. Published in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, CWHN 13:105–37.
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Abstract: An examination of how the Saints should understand involvement in politics, among other things drawing upon the examples of Paul and Daniel.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Interview: Nibley Talks about Contemporary Issues. Interview by Lin Ostler Strack." Sunstone Review, November-December 1983, 12- 14.
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Abstract: Interview by Lin Ostler Strack.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Irenaeus, Lecture #2." 24 pp., d.s., rough transcription of a talk, n.d.
"Islam and Mormonism—A Comparison." Ensign, March 1972, 55– 64.
Abstract: Not all of the footnotes containing the citations for the supporting texts and explanations were published with this essay.
"Israel’s Neighbors." “Israel’s Neighbors.” 33 pp. typed transcript of a talk given on 24 February 1965.
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Abstract: A discussion of the religious and cultural impact of Egypt, Babylon, and other neighbors on events in Israel.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"It Takes All Kinds and Some Warming Up Exercises." “I. It Takes All Kinds” and “II. Some Warming-up Exercises.” 23 pp. manuscript of a draft of a pamphlet on the Book of Abraham.
Abstract: Examines three approaches to the Book of Abraham: ask the experts; examine Joseph Smith’s work in some broad and general aspects; take a closer look at some particulars. Part I constitutes the first 8 pages and Part II 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 as 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.
"Jerusalem: In Christianity." Encyclopedia Judaica.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Jerusalem’s Formula for Peace." October 25, 1963, Brigham Young University Devotional.
Abstract: Hugh Nibley speaks about the history and theology surrounding the highly coveted city of Jerusalem and the hope for peace there one day.
"Judging and Prejudging the Book of Abraham." An appendix in They Lie in Wait to Deceive, vol. 1:236-45, by Robert L. and Rosemary Brown, edited by Barbara Ellsworth, rev. ed. Mesa, AZ: Brownsworth, 1982. Reprinted in CWHN 18.
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Abstract: This essay contains Nibley’s views on the Book of Abraham presented in the form of questions and answers.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Just Another Book? Part One." Improvement Era, May 1959, 345–47, 388–91.
Abstract: Shows ways in which the Book of Mormon was out-of-sorts with the nineteenth century and thus not just another book of that time
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Just Another Book? Part Two." Improvement Era, June 1959, 412–13, 501–3.
Abstract: Shows ways in which the Book of Mormon was out-of-sorts with the nineteenth century and thus not just another book of that time
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Just Another Book? Part Two, Conclusion." Improvement Era, July 1959, 530– 31, 565.
Abstract: Shows ways in which the Book of Mormon was out-of-sorts with the nineteenth century and thus not just another book of that time
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Kangaroo Court." Improvement Era, March 1959, 145–48, 184–87.
Abstract: A witty exposé of anti-Mormon methods of Book of Mormon criticism.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Kangaroo Court: Part Two." Improvement Era, April 1959, 224–26, 300–301.
Abstract: A witty exposé of anti-Mormon methods of Book of Mormon criticism.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Last Call: An Apocalyptic Warning from the Book of Mormon." Sunstone, January 1988, 14-25. Reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, CWHN 8:498–532.
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Abstract: The Book of Mormon’s message of Christ specifically is to “show” and “convince” by a bulwark of historical evidence through which the doctrine must be considered. The ascension motif””righteous man rising above the wicked world by supplicating God””is repeated over and over. It is symbolic and warns mankind to spiritually break away from his real enemy, himself, in the world of sin.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Law of Consecration." Talk given in the Church Office Building auditorium on 6 February 1987. Published in Approaching Zion, CWHN 9:422–86.
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Abstract: NULL
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"LDS Foundation Winter Conference." Talk given February 1987.
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Abstract: Topics include Utah, the economy, the dangers of money, and Nibley’s grandfather Charles W. Nibley.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Leaders and Managers." August 19, 1983, Commencement at Brigham Young University.
Abstract: Twenty-three years ago on this same occasion, I gave the opening prayer, in which I said: “We have met here today clothed in the black robes of a false priesthood.” Many have asked me since whether I really said such a shocking thing, but nobody has ever asked what I meant by it. Why not? Well, some knew the answer already, and as for the rest, we do not question things at the BYU. But for my own relief, I welcome this opportunity to explain: a “false priesthood?”
"Leaders to Managers: The Fatal Shift." In Personal Voices: A Celebration of Dialogue, edited by Mary L. Bradford, 179-91. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987. Reprinted from Dialogue 16/4 (1983): 12–21; also appeared in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, CWHN 13:491–508,.
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Abstract: NULL
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Leaders to Managers: The Fatal Shift." Dialogue 16/4 (1983): 12- 21. Also available in Fireside and Devotional Speeches, 1982–83, ed. Cynthia M. Gardner (Provo, UT: University Publications Press, 1983), 184–90; and as “Leadership versus Management,” BYU Today, February 1984, 16–19, 45–47, with photographs of Nibley, at 17, 18, 19; and reprinted under the original title in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, CWHN 13:491–508.
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Abstract: The editors, while correcting an inaccurate citation (18, for example), did not allow Nibley’s own translation—”Choke on a gnat and gulp down a camel”—to stand (16).
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 01 - Book of Mormon - Like Nothing Else"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 02 - Book of Mormon - Nephi's Heritage"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 03 - Book of Mormon - Geopolitics 600 BC"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 04 - Book of Mormon - 600 B.C. Setting the Stage"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 05 - Book of Mormon - Jeremiah & Solon: Lehi's Contemporaries"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 06 - Book of Mormon - 1 Nephi 1 & Jeremiah 29, Lehi's Jerusalem"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 07 - Book of Mormon - 1 Nephi 1 & Jeremiah"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 08 - Book of Mormon - 1 Nephi Escape from Doom"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 09 - Book of Mormon - 1 Nephi 1-3, 15"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 10 - Book of Mormon - Dead Sea Scrolls"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 100 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 15-18"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 101 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 19-4 Nephi 1"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 102 - Book of Mormon - 4 Nephi 1"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 103 - Book of Mormon - 4 Nephi 1"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 104 - Book of Mormon - 4 Nephi 1:27-Mormon 2"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 105 - Book of Mormon - Mormon 2-5"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 106 - Book of Mormon - Mormon 1-5"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 107 - Book of Mormon - Mormon 8-9"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 108 - Book of Mormon - Mormon 9"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 109 - Book of Mormon - Ether 1-2"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 11 - Book of Mormon - 1 Nephi 4-7 Scripture and Family"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 110 - Book of Mormon - Ether 7-14"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 111 - Book of Mormon - Ether 2-8"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 112 - Book of Mormon - Moroni 1-10"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 12 - Book of Mormon - 1 Nephi 8-11 The Tree of Life"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 13 - Book of Mormon - 1 Nephi 12-14 Nephi's Vision"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 14 - Book of Mormon - 1 Nephi 15-16"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 15 - Book of Mormon - 1 Nephi 17-19,22 Toward the Promised Land"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 16 - Book of Mormon - 2 Nephi 1-4 Atonement"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 17 - Book of Mormon - 2 Nephi 2 The Law and The Atonement"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 18 - Book of Mormon - 2 Nephi 3-8"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 19 - Book of Mormon - 2 Nephi 9 The Atonement & Judgment"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 20 - Book of Mormon - 2 Nephi 25 The Jews and Jerusalem"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 21 - Book of Mormon - 2 Nephi 25-28 Nephi's Prophecy of our Times"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 22 - Book of Mormon - 2 Nephi 29-31 Scripture and Canon"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 23 - Book of Mormon - 2 Nephi 32--33; Jacob 1--2"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 24 - Book of Mormon - Jacob 3-4 Filthiness and the Atonement"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 25 - Book of Mormon - Jacob 5--7; Enos"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 26 - Book of Mormon - Enos, Jarom, Omni"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 27 - Book of Mormon - Omni, Words of Mormon, Mosiah 1"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 28 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 1-2 King Benjamin's Speech"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 29 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 3-5 King Benjamin's Speech"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 30 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 6"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 31 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 7"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 32 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 8-10"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 33 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 10-11"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 34 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 12-14"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 35 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 15-16"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 36 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 16-18"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 37 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 19-20"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 38 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 20-23"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 39 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 23-26"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 40 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 26-27"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 41 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 27-29"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 42 - Book of Mormon - Mosiah 29-Alma 1"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 43 - Book of Mormon - Alma 1-2"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 44 - Book of Mormon - Alma 2-3"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 45 - Book of Mormon - Alma 4-5"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 46 - Book of Mormon - Alma 5"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 47 - Book of Mormon - Alma 5-10"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 48 - Book of Mormon - Alma 10-12"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 49 - Book of Mormon - Alma 12-14"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 50 - Book of Mormon - Alma 14-17"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 51 - Book of Mormon - Alma 17-19"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 52 - Book of Mormon - Alma 19-22"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 53 - Book of Mormon - Alma 23-27"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 54 - Book of Mormon - Alma 30-31"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 55 - Book of Mormon - Alma 32-35"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 56 - Book of Mormon - Alma 36-41"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 57 - Book of Mormon - Alma 45"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 58 - Book of Mormon - A Review"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 59 - Book of Mormon - Alma 46"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 60 - Book of Mormon - Alma 46"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 61 - Book of Mormon - Alma 46"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 62 - Book of Mormon - Alma 46"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 63 - Book of Mormon - Alma 47"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 64 - Book of Mormon - Alma 47"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 65 - Book of Mormon - Alma 48"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 66 - Book of Mormon - Alma 48"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 67 - Book of Mormon - Alma 48-49"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 68 - Book of Mormon - Alma 49-50"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 69 - Book of Mormon - Alma 49-52"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 70 - Book of Mormon - Alma 52-54"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 71 - Book of Mormon - Alma 54-57"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 72 - Book of Mormon - Alma 57-61"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 73 - Book of Mormon - Alma 62-Helaman 1"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 74 - Book of Mormon - Helaman 1-3"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 75 - Book of Mormon - Helaman 3-6"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 76 - Book of Mormon - Helaman 6"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 77 - Book of Mormon - Helaman 6"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 78 - Book of Mormon - Helaman 6-10"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 79 - Book of Mormon - Helaman 11-13"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 80 - Book of Mormon - Helaman 13-3 Nephi 2"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 81 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 3-5"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 82 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 6-7"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 83 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 8-11"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 84 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 11-15"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 85 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 16-20"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 86 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 6"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 87 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 6"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 88 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 6-7"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 89 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 7-8"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 90 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 9"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 91 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 9-10"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 92 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 93 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi; Psalm 19"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 94 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 9-13"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 95 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 11-17"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 96 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 11-19"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 97 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 11"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 98 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 11"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lecture 99 - Book of Mormon - 3 Nephi 12-14"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lectures 1-10"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lectures 11-20"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lehi in the Desert." A series of articles in the Improvement Era in 10 parts running from Jan 1950 through Oct 1950. Reprinted.
Abstract: Virtually all that is known of the world in which Lehi is purported to have lived has been discovered within the last hundred years — mostly within the last thirty. How does this information check with that in the book of 1 Nephi? A classic reflection on Lehi’s world in Arabia: poetry, tree of life, family affairs, politics, imagery, travel, tents, and foods. One of the first attempts to test the Book of Mormon against known geographical and cultural details in the regions where Lehi probably traveled in the Old World.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Lehi in the Desert and the World of the Jaredites. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft.
Abstract: The bulk of these materials appeared in the Improvement Era between 1950 and 1952. The original illustrations and some other materials were not included in the book.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Lehi in the Desert and the World of the Jaredites. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1980. Contains a new comprehensive index by Gary P. Gillum.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Lehi in the Desert and the World of the Jaredites. An unedited reprinting of the original version.. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1987. viii + 272 pp. An unedited reprinting of the original version.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 5). Edited by John W. Welch, Darrell L. Matthews, and Stephen R. Callister. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1988. xviii + 464 pp.
Abstract: Hugh Nibley is probably still best known for his groundbreaking investigations into the ancient Near Eastern backgrounds of Lehi and of the Jaredites. Those classic studies are contained in this volume ”” the first of several books to appear in the volumes of The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley that deal with the Book of Mormon.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 1." 6/27/1990.
"Lesson 1 - Introduction." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: This is a general introduction to the lessons. It declares the purpose of the course as being to illustrate and explain the Book of Mormon, rather than to prove it. In many ways the Book of Mormon remains an unknown book, and the justification for these lessons lies in their use of neglected written materials, including ancient sources, which heretofore have not been consulted in the study of the Book of Mormon. In spite of the nature of the evidence to be presented, the average reader is qualified to pursue this course of study, though he is warned to avoid the practice common among the more sophisticated critics of the Book of Mormon of judging that book not in the light of the ancient times in which it purports to have been written, but in that of whatever period the critic himself arbitrarily chooses as the time of its production. The Book of Mormon must be read as an ancient, not as a modern book. Its mission, as described by the book itself, depends in great measure for its efficacy on its genuine antiquity. After stating this purpose, the present lesson ends with discussion of the “Great Retreat” from the Bible which is in full swing in our day and can only be checked in the end by the Book of Mormon.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 10." 9/9/1990.
"Lesson 10 - Portrait of Laban." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: Laban is described very fully, though casually, by Nephi, and is seen to be the very type and model of a well-known class of public official in the Ancient East. Everything about him is authentic. Zoram is another authentic type. Both men provide food for thought to men of today: both were highly successful yet greatly to be pitied. They are representatives and symbols of a decadent world. Zoram became a refugee from a society in which he had everything, as Lehi did, because it was no longer a fit place for honest men. What became of “the Jews at Jerusalem” is not half so tragic as what they became. This is a lesson for Americans.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 11." 9/19/1990.
"Lesson 11 - The Flight into the Wilderness." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: To appreciate the setting of much of Book of Mormon history it is necessary to get a correct idea of what is meant by “wilderness”. That word has in the Book of Mormon the same connotation as in the Bible, and usually refers to desert country. Throughout their entire history the Book of Mormon people remain either wanderers in the wilderness or dwellers in close proximity to it. The motif of the Flight into the Wilderness is found throughout the book, and has great religious significance as the type and reality of the segregation of the righteous from the wicked and the position of the righteous man as a pilgrim and an outcast on the earth. Both Nephites and Lamanites always retained their nomadic ways.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 12." 9/26/1990.
"Lesson 12 - The Pioneer Tradition and the True Church." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: The Israelites always looked back upon the days of the wandering in the wilderness as the true schooling of the Chosen People and the time when they were most nearly fulfilling the measure of their existence. The concept of man as a wanderer and an outcast in a dark and dreary world is as old as the records of the human race. The desert has always had two aspects, that of refuge and asylum on the one hand, and of trial and tribulation on the other: in both respects it is a place where God segregates and tests his people. Throughout the history of Israel zealous minorities among the people have gone out into the wilderness from time to time in an attempt to get back to the ways of the Patriarchs and to live the old Law in its purity, fleeing from Idumea or the wicked world. This tradition remained very much alive among the early Christians, and is still a part of the common Christian heritage, as can be seen from numerous attempts of Christian groups to return to the ways of Israel in the desert. Only the restored Church of Jesus Christ, however, has found itself in the actual position of the ancient saints, being literally driven out into the desert.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 13 - Churches in the Wilderness." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: As outcasts and wanderers the Nephites took particular pains to preserve unbroken the records and traditions that bound them to their ancestors in the Old World. Special emphasis is laid in the Book of Mormon on one particular phase of the record; namely, the care to preserve intact that chain of religious writing that had been transmitted from generation to generation by these people and their ancestors “since the world began”. The Book of Mormon is a religious history. It is specifically the history of one religious community, rather than of a race or nation, beginning with the “people of Nephi” who became established as a special minority group at the very beginning of Book of Mormon times. The Nephite prophets always preached that the nation could only maintain its integrity and its very existence by remaining a pious religious society. Alma founded a church based on religious traditions brought from the Old World: it was a Church in the Wilderness, a small group of pious dissenters who went forth into the desert for the purpose of living the Law in its fullness. This church was not unique among the Nephites; other “churches of anticipation” flourished in the centuries before Christ, and after Christ came many churches carrying on in the apocalyptic tradition.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 14 - Unwelcome Voices from the Dust." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: The mystery of the nature and organization of the Primitive Church has recently been considerably illuminated by the discovery of the so-called Dead Sea Scrolls. There is increasing evidence that these documents were deliberately sealed up to come forth at a later time, thus providing a significant parallel to the Book of Mormon record. The Scrolls have caused considerable dismay and confusion among scholars, since they are full of things generally believed to be uniquely Christian, though they were undoubtedly written by pious Jews before the time of Christ. Some Jewish and Christian investigators have condemned the Scrolls as forgeries and suggest leaving them alone on the grounds that they don’t make sense. Actually they make very good sense, but it is a sense quite contrary to conventional ideas of Judaism and Christianity. The Scrolls echo teachings in many apocryphal writings, both of the Jews and the Christians, while at the same time showing undeniable affinities with the Old and the New Testament teachings. The very things which made the Scrolls at first so baffling and hard to accept to many scholars are the very things which in the past have been used to discredit the Book of Mormon. Now the Book of Mormon may be read in a wholly new light, which is considered here in lessons 14, 15, 16, and 17.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 15 - Qumran and the Waters of Mormon." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: Alma’s church in the wilderness was a typical “church of anticipation”. In many things it presents striking parallels to the “church of anticipation” described in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Both had gone forth into the wilderness in order to live the Law in its fullness, being dissatisfied with the official religion of the time, which both regarded as being little better than apostasy. Both were persecuted by the authorities of the state and the official religion. Both were strictly organized along the same lines and engaged in the same type of religious activities. In both the Old World and the New these churches in the wilderness were but isolated expressions of a common tradition of great antiquity. In the Book of Mormon Alma’s church is clearly traced back to this ancient tradition and practice, yet until the recent discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls no one was aware of its existence. We can now read the Book of Mormon in a totally new context, and in that new context much that has hitherto been strange and perplexing becomes perfectly clear.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 16 - The Apocrypha and the Book of Mormon." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: In the light of the Dead Sea Scrolls, all the Apocryphal writings must be read again with a new respect. Today the correctness of the 91st Section of the Doctrine and Covenants as an evaluation of the Apocrypha is vindicated with the acceptance of an identical view by scholars of every persuasion, though a hundred years ago the proposition set forth in the Doctrine and Covenants seemed preposterous. What all the apocryphal writings have in common with each other and with the scriptures is the Apocalyptic or eschatological theme. This theme is nowhere more fully and clearly set forth than in the Book of Mormon. Fundamental to this theme is the belief in a single prophetic tradition handed down from the beginning of the world in a series of dispensations, but hidden from the world in general and often confined to certain holy writings. Central to the doctrine is the Divine Plan behind the creation of the world which is expressed in all history and revealed to holy prophets from time to time. History unfolds in repeating cycles in order to provide all men with a fair and equal test in the time of their probation. Every dispensation, or “Visitation”, it was taught, is followed by an apostasy and a widespread destruction of the wicked, and ultimately by a refreshing or a new visitation.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 17 - A Strange Order of Battle." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: This lesson is on an unusual theme. The Book of Mormon story of Moroni’s “Title of Liberty” gives valuable insight into certain practices and traditions of the Nephites which they took as a matter of course but which are totally unfamiliar not only to the modern world but to the world of Biblical scholarship as well. Since it is being better recognized every day that the Bible is only a sampling (and a carefully edited one) of but one side of ancient Jewish life, the Book of Mormon must almost unavoidably break away from the familiar things from time to time, and show us facets of Old World life untouched by the Bible. The “Title of Liberty” story is a good example of such a welcome departure from beaten paths, being concerned with certain old Hebrew traditions which were perfectly familiar to the Nephites but are nowhere to be found either in the Bible or in the apocryphal writings. These traditions, strange as they are, can now be checked by new and unfamiliar sources turned up in the Old World, and shown to be perfectly authentic.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 18 - Life in the Desert, 1. Man versus Nature." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: In Nephi’s description of his father’s eight years of wandering in the desert we have an all but foolproof test for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. It can be shown from documents strewn down the centuries that the ways of the desert have not changed, and many first-hand documents have actually survived from Lehi’s age and from the very regions in which he wandered. These inscriptions depict the same hardships and dangers as those described by Nephi, and the same reaction to them. A strong point for the Book of Mormon is the claim that Lehi’s people survived only by “keeping to the more fertile parts of the wilderness,” since that is actually the custom followed in those regions, though the fact has only been known to westerners for a short time. Nephi gives us a correct picture of hunting practices both as to weapons and methods used. Even the roughest aspects of desert life at its worst are faithfully and correctly depicted.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 19 - Life in the Desert, 2. Man versus Man." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: A valuable passage about fire-making in 1 Nephi furnishes the perfect clue to the nature of Lehi’s contacts in the desert. He avoided all contact whenever possible. This behavior is perfectly consistent with the behavior of modern Arabs and with known conditions in the desert in Lehi’s day. The whole story of Lehi’s wandering centers about his tent, which in Nephi’s account receives just the proper emphasis and plays just the proper role. Another authentic touch is Lehi’s altar-building and sacrificing. The troubles and tensions within Lehi’s own family on the march, and the way they were handled and the group led and controlled by Lehi’s authority are entirely in keeping with what is known of conditions both today and in ancient times. The description of the role and the behavior of women in 1 Nephi are also perfectly consistent with what is known of actual conditions from many sources.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 2." 7/11/1990.
"Lesson 2 - A Time for Re-Examination." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract:
The Book of Mormon can and should be tested. It invites criticism, and the best possible test for its authenticity is provided by its own oft-proclaimed provenance in the Old World. Since the Nephites are really a branch broken off from the main cultural, racial, and religious stock, that provenance can be readily examined.
In case one thinks the Book of Mormon has been adequately examined in the past, it is well to know that today all ancient records are being read anew in the light of new discoveries. In this lesson we discuss some of the overthrows of the last decades that make it necessary to undertake the thoroughgoing re- evaluation of ancient records, including the Bible. The old evolutionary interpretation is being re-examined, while in its place is coming the realization that all ancient records can best be understood if they are read as a single book.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 20 - Life in the Desert, 3. Lehi's Dream." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: Long ago Sigmund Freud showed that dreams are symbolic, that they take their familiar materials from everyday life and use them to express the dreamer’s real thoughts and desires. Lehi’s dreams have a very authentic undertone of anxiety of which the writer of 1 Nephi himself seems not fully aware; they are the dreams of a man heavily burdened with worries and responsibilities. The subjects of his unrest are two: the dangerous project he is undertaking, and the constant opposition and misbehavior of some of his people, especially his two eldest sons. It may be instructive for the student to look for these two themes in the dreams discussed here. This lesson is devoted to pointing out the peculiar materials of which Lehi’s dreams are made, the images, situations, and dream-scenery which though typical can only come from the desert world in which Lehi was wandering. These 13 snapshots of desert life are submitted as evidence for that claim.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 21 - Life in the Desert, Lehi the Poet ??÷ A Desert Idyll." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: One of the most revealing things about Lehi is the nature of his great eloquence. It must not be judged by modern or western standards, as people are prone to judge the Book of Mormon as literature. In this lesson we take the case of a bit of poetry recited extempore by Lehi to his two sons to illustrate certain peculiarities of the Oriental idiom and especially to serve as a test-case in which a number of very strange and exacting conditions are most rigorously observed in the Book of Mormon account. Those are the conditions under which ancient desert poetry was composed. Some things that appear at first glance to be most damning to the Book of Mormon, such as the famous passage in 2 Ne. 1:14 about no traveler returning from the grave, turn out on closer inspection to provide striking confirmation of its correctness.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 22 - Proper Names in the Book of Mormon." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: In this lesson we test certain proper names in the Book of Mormon in the light of actual names from Lehi’s world, unknown in the time of Joseph Smith. Not only do the names agree, but the variations follow the correct rules and the names are found in correct statistical proportions, the Egyptian and Hebrew types being of almost equal frequency, along with a sprinkling of Hittite, Arabic, and Greek names. To reduce speculation to a minimum, the lesson is concerned only with highly distinctive and characteristic names, and to clearly stated and universally admitted rules. Even so, the reader must judge for himself. In case of doubt he is encouraged to correspond with recognized experts in the languages concerned. The combination of the names Laman and Lemuel, the absence of Baal names, the predominance of names ending in -iah such facts as those need no trained philologist to point them out; they can be demonstrated most objectively, and they are powerful evidence in behalf of the Book of Mormon.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 23 - Old World Ritual in the New World." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: In the writer’s opinion, this lesson presents the most convincing evidence yet brought forth for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. Very likely the reader will be far from sharing this view, since the force of the evidence is cumulative and based on extensive comparative studies which cannot be fully presented here. Still the evidence is so good, and can be so thoroughly tested, that we present it here for the benefit of the reader who wishes to pursue the subject further. Since Gressmann, Jeremias, Mowinckel, and many others began their studies at the start of the century a vast literature on the subject of the Great Assembly at the New Year and the peculiar and complex rites performed on that occasion has been brought forth. Yet nowhere can one find a fuller description of that institution and its rites than in the Book of Mormon. Since “patternism” (as the awareness of a single universal pattern for all ancient year rites is now being called) is a discovery of the last thirty years, the fact that the now familiar pattern of ritual turns up in a book first published almost 130 years ago is an extremely stimulating one. For it is plain that Mosiah’s account of the Great Year Rite among the Nephites is accurate in every detail, as can be checked by other year-rites throughout the world.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 24 - Ezekiel 37:15-23 as Evidence for the Book of Mormon." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: The Latter-day Saint claim that Ezekiel’s account of the Stick of Joseph and the Stick of Judah is a clear reference to the Book of Mormon has, of course, been challenged. There is no agreement among scholars today as to what the prophet was talking about, and so no competing explanation carries very great authority. The ancient commentators certainly believed that Ezekiel was talking about books of scripture, which they also identify with a staff or rod. As scepters and rods of identification the Two Sticks refer to Judah and Israel or else to the Old Testament and the New. But in this lesson we present the obvious objections to such an argument. The only alternative is that the Stick of Joseph is something like the Book of Mormon. But did the ancient Jews know about the Lord’s people in this hemisphere? The Book of Mormon says they did not, but in so doing specifies that it was the wicked from whom that knowledge was withheld. Hence it is quite possible that it was had secretly among the righteous, and there is actually some evidence that this was so.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 25 - Some Test Cases from the Book of Ether." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: In this lesson we pick out some peculiar items in the Book of Ether to show how they vindicate its claim to go back to the very dawn of history. First, the account of the great dispersion has been remarkably confirmed by independent investigators in many fields. Ether like the Bible tells of the Great Dispersion, but it goes much further than the Bible in describing accompanying phenomena, especially the driving of cattle and the raging of terrible winds. This part of the picture can now be confirmed from many sources. In Ether the reign and exploits of King Lib exactly parallel the doings of the first kings of Egypt (entirely unknown, of course, in the time of Joseph Smith) even in the oddest particulars. The story of Jared’s barges can be matched by the earliest Babylonian descriptions of the ark, point by point as to all peculiar features. There is even ample evidence to attest the lighting of Jared’s ships by shining stones, a tradition which in the present century has been traced back to the oldest versions of the Babylonian Flood Story.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 26 - The Way of the "Intellectuals"." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has brought to light the dual nature of ancient Judaism, in which “the official and urban Judaism” is pitted against the more pious Jews “intent on going back to the most authentic sources of Jewish religion . . . in contrast to the rest of backsliding Israel.” (Moscati.) The official Judaism is the work of “intellectuals” who are not, however, what they say they are, namely seekers after truth, but rather ambitious men eager to gain influence and followers. The Book of Mormon presents a searching study of these people and their ways. There is the devout Sherem, loudly proclaiming his loyalty to the Church and his desire to save it from those who believe without intellectual proof. There is Alma, who represents the rebellion of youth against the teachings of the fathers. There is Nehor, the Great Liberal, proclaiming that the Church should be popular and democratic, but insisting that he as an intellectual be given special respect and remuneration. There is Amlici, whose motive was power and whose tool was intellectual appeal. There is Korihor, the typical Sophist. There is Gadianton whose criminal ambitions where masked by intellectual respectability. For the Old World an exceedingly enlightening tract on the ways of the intellectuals is Justin Martyr’s debate with Trypho, and also an interesting commentary on the Book of Mormon intellectuals whose origin is traced directly back to the “Jews at Jerusalem.”
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 27 - The Way of the Wicked." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: Crime has a conspicuous place in the Book of Mormon. It is organized crime and for the most part singularly respectable. Here we trace the general course of criminal doings in the Book of Mormon, showing that the separate events and periods are not disconnected but represent a single great tradition. Petty crime is no concern of the Book of Mormon, but rather wickedness in high places. The Book of Mormon tells us how such comes into existence and how it operates, and how it manages to surround itself with an aura of intense respectability and in time to legalize its evil practices. Finally, the whole history of crime in the Book of Mormon is directed to our own age, which is described at the end of the book in unmistakable terms.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 28 - The Nature of Book of Mormon Society." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: The long summary at the end of this chapter tells what it is about. It is a general picture of Nephite culture, which turns out to be a very different sort of thing from what is commonly imagined. The Nephites were a small party of migrants laden with a very heavy and complete cultural baggage. Theirs was a mixed culture. In America they continued their nomadic ways and lived always close to the wilderness, while at the same time building cities and cultivating the soil. Along with much local migration attending their colonization of the new lands, these people were involved in a major population drift towards the north. Their society was organized along hierarchical lines, expressed in every phase of their social activity.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 29 - Strategy for Survival." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: Beginning with a mobile defense, the Nephites soon adopted the classic system of fortified cities and strong places, their earth-and-wood defenses resembling those found all over the Old World. Settled areas with farms, towns, and a capital city were separated from each other by considerable stretches of uninhabited country. The greatest military operation described in the Book of Mormon is the long retreat in which the Nephites moved from one place to another in the attempt to make a stand against the overwhelmingly superior hereditary enemy. This great retreat is not a freak in history but has many parallels among the wars and migrations of nations. There is nothing improbable or even unusual in a movement that began in Central America and after many years ended at Cumorah.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 3." 7/18/1990.
"Lesson 3 - An Auspicious Beginning." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: The note of universalism is very strong in the Book of Mormon, while the conventional views of tribal and national loyalties are conspicuously lacking. This peculiar state of things is an authentic reflection of actual conditions in Lehi’s world. Lehi like Abraham was the child of a cosmopolitan age. No other time or place could have been more peculiarly auspicious for the launching of a new civilization than the time and place in which he lived. It was a wonderful age of discovery, an age of adventurous undertakings in all fields of human endeavor, of great economic and colonial projects. At the same time the great and brilliant world civilization of Lehi’s day was on the very verge of complete collapse, and men of God like Lehi could see the hollowness of the loudly proclaimed slogans of peace (Jer. 6:14, 8:11) and prosperity. (2 Ne. 28:21.) Lehi’s expedition from Jerusalem in aim and method was entirely in keeping with the accepted practices of his day.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 4." 7/25/1990.
"Lesson 4 - Lehi as a Representative Man." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: There are many indications in the book of First Nephi that Lehi was a merchant. That title meant a great deal in Lehi’s day; there is ample evidence that the greatest men of the ages engaged in the type of business activities in which Lehi himself was occupied. But along with that these same men were great colonizers, seekers after wisdom, political reformers, and often religious founders. Here we see that Lehi was a typical great man of one of the most remarkable centuries in human history, and we also learn how he was delivered from the bitterness and frustration that beset all the other great men of his time.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 5." 8/1/1990.
"Lesson 5 - Lehi's Affairs, 1. The Jews and the Caravan Trade." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: Only within the last few years has it been realized that the ancient Hebrews were not the primitive agricultural people that scholars had always supposed they were, but among other things that they were always very active in trade and commerce. Their commercial contracts reached for many hundreds of miles in all directions, which meant an extensive caravan trade entailing constant dealings with the Arabs. In Lehi’s day the Arabs had suddenly become very aggressive and were pushing Jewish merchants out of their favored positions in the deserts and towns of the north. To carry on large-scale mercantile activities with distant places it was necessary for merchants to have certain personal and official connections in the cities in which they did business; here we mention the nature of such connections. Jewish merchants were very active in Arabia in Lehi’s day, diligently spreading their religion wherever they went, and settling down not only as tradesmen in the towns but as permanent cultivators and colonizers in the open country. Lehi’s activity in this regard is more or less typical, and closely resembles that of his predecessor Jonadab ben Rekhab.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 6." 8/15/1990.
"Lesson 6 - Lehi's Affairs, 2. Lehi and the Arabs." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: Here we discuss Lehi's personal contacts with the Arabs, as indicated by his family background and his association with Ishmael, whose descendants in the New World closely resemble the Ishmaelites (Bedouins) of the Old World. The names of Lehi and some of his sons are pure Arabic. The Book of Mormon depicts Lehi as a man of three worlds, and it has recently become generally recognized that the ancient Hebrews shared fully in the culture and traditions of the desert on the one hand and in the cultural heritage of Egypt on the other.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 7." 8/22/1990.
"Lesson 7 - Lehi's Affairs, 3. Dealings with Egypt." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: The Book of Mormon insists emphatically and specifically that Lehi had acquired at least a veneer of Egyptian culture. Only within the last few decades have students come to appreciate the intimate cultural ties between Egypt and Palestine in Lehi’s day. Here we note some of the discoveries that have brought about that surprising realization. Though Lehi’s loyalty to Egypt seems mainly cultural, there is a good deal in the Book of Mormon to indicate business ties as well. Here we present two documents describing business dealings between Egypt and Palestine in ancient times: the one depicts the nature of overland traffic between two regions, the other gives a picture of trade by sea. That Lehi was interested also in the latter type of commerce is apparent from the prominence of the name of Sidon in the Book of Mormon.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 8." 8/29/1990.
"Lesson 8 - Politics in Jerusalem." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: Nephi tells us a great deal about conditions in Jerusalem in his day. Lessons 8, 9, and 10 take a closer look at the city on the eve of its overthrow. From Nephi we learn that the Elders of the Jews were running things, and that these Elders hated Lehi. From other sources it is known that Jerusalem at the time actually was under the control of the Sarim, an upstart aristocracy that surrounded and dominated the weak king and hated and opposed both the prophets and the old aristocratic class to which Lehi belonged. This accounts for Nephi’s own coldness towards “the Jews at Jerusalem.” Among the considerable evidence in the Book of Mormon that identifies Lehi with the old aristocracy, the peculiar conception and institution of “land of one’s inheritance” deserved special mention. Also the peculiar relationship between city and country has now been explained, and with it the declaration of the Book of Mormon that Christ was born in the land of Jerusalem becomes a strong argument in support of its authenticity. Another significant parallel between the Book of Mormon and the political organization of Jerusalem in Lehi’s day is the singular nature and significance of the office of judges. The atmosphere of Jerusalem as described in the first chapters of the Book of Mormon is completely authentic, and the insistence of Nephi on the greatness of the danger and the completeness of the destruction of Judah has recently been vindicated by archaeological finds.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lesson 9." 9/5/1990.
"Lesson 9: Escapade in Jerusalem." In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
Abstract: There is no more authentic bit of Oriental "culture-history” than that presented in Nephi’s account of the brothers’ visits to the city. Because it is so authentic it has appeared strange and overdrawn to western critics unacquainted with the ways of the East, and has been singled out for attack as the most vulnerable part of the Book of Mormon. It contains the most widely discussed and generally condemned episode in the whole book, namely, the slaying of Laban, which many have declared to be unallowable on moral grounds and inadmissible on practical grounds. It is maintained that the thing simply could not have taken place as Nephi describes it. In this lesson these objections are answered.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Lessons of the Sixth Century." March 20, 1956, Brigham Young University Devotional.
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Abstract: The great men of the sixth century believed in contemplation and in action, and they weren’t afraid to ask God for revelation. Lehi, Solon, Thales, Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tze, Zarathustra, and Pythagoras are discussed as contemporaries living in an important and booming “axial” era, the seminal 6th century B.C.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Letter to the Editor, Daily Herald." Letter to the Editor, Daily Herald, 1989**, concerning pollution of Geneva Steel in Orem. (Hugh Nibley Archive, H.B. Leee Library SPecial COllections, BYU, see box 21, folder 5).
"Letter to the Editor: SCAMP isn’t all it’s cracked up to be." Daily Universe, 12 July 2000.
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Abstract: A letter of protest about the South Campus Area Master Plan signed by Hugh and Phyllis Nibley and other individuals.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Letters to Smoother, Etc. . . . Proceedings of the 1980 Brigham Young University Symposium on the Humanities." Miscellaneous comments in a panel discussion on the arts. With Eliot Butler, Robert Rees, Dennis Smith, and Eugene England (arbitrator). “BYU Faculty Panel.” In Letters to Smoother, Etc. . . . Proceedings of the 1980 Brigham Young University Symposium on the Humanities, edited by Joy C. Ross and Steven C. Walker, 102–4, 111–12. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1982.
"Looking Backward." In The Temple in Antiquity: Ancient Records and Modern Perspectives, edited by Truman G. Madsen, 39-51. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984. Reprinted in Mormonism and Early Christianity, CWHN 4:370–90.
See also: Included as the last section of “What is a Temple?” in Mormonism and Early Christianity (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 4) (1987)
Abstract: In his volume The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Nibley describes in great detail initiation and ritual and coronation procedures among the Egyptians. The appendix in this book includes temple-related lectures of Cyril of Jerusalem and other early documents. In the present essay Nibley provides a context for this study and his many others which, almost without his being aware of it, have formed the background of his temple preoccupation over three decades. He shows how incredibly mixed and diffuse and varied are traditions growing out of temple worship in the religions of the Far East, as with those of the Middle East. The power of the temple idea to invade the minutest detail of life is demonstrated. Inconclusive though many scholarly studies remain about a philosophy or matrix to make sense of all the data, Nibley believes there are connections and symmetries and correspondences which again point to one conclusion: historically, civilizations””indeed civilization itself””have revolved around the temple. This essay and his preceding one provide an omnibus introduction to the more specialized studies that follow.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Man's Dominion." New Era.
Abstract: Pointed social commentary concerning the state of the natural environment.
"Mediocre Meditations on the Media." Address delivered on 13 September 1991 at Snyder’s Mill in Park City, Utah, to representatives of the LDS Church Communications Department. Reprinted in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, CWHN 13:380–404.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Memories of a Special Occasion." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"Mixed Voices: A Study in Book of Mormon Criticism." A series of articles in the Improvement Era in 9 parts running from Mar 1959 through Nov 1959. Reprinted as six chapters in The Prophetic Book of Mormon.
Abstract: A series about the Book of Mormon and its nineteenth-century American critics. David Marks, who heard the story of the book from the Whitmer family, dismissed it as deception that he could not support by purchasing the book. Alexander Campbell, Origen Bacheler, E. D. Hose, and Professor Rafinesque joined him. The critics could not believe in angelic visits, visions, and further revelation from God. They criticized the grammar and content, rebuked the translator as a fraud, a liar, and a money-digging, peep-stone looking cheat. One critic relied upon the words of another without checking to see if there was any truth.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"More Brigham Young on Education." In Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2-20. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1976. Reprinted in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, CWHN 13:346–79.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"More Brigham Young on Education." March 1, 1976, Brigham Young University Devotional.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"More Voices from the Dust." Instructor.
Abstract: Some brief references to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Mormonism and Early Christianity (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 4). Edited by Todd M. Compton and Stephen D. Ricks. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1987. xiii + 446 pp.
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Abstract: From the outset of his career, Dr. Hugh Nibley has been centrally concerned with primitive Christianity, especially the shadowy era between the New Testament proper and the emergence and the triumph of the Catholic Church and Holy Roman Empire. That is the era treated in the nine essays collected in this volume. The essays cover such subjects as early accounts of Jesus’ childhood, the Savior’s forty-day ministry after his resurrection, baptism for the dead in ancient times, the passing of the primitive church, and the early Christian prayer circle. Each essay examines the close connection between the practices and the doctrines of the early Church and the Church of the latter days. Each essay has been reedited, and all the original sources have been rechecked.

Keith E. Norman has reviewed this volume (see The John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 9 [1989]: 108–12). His remarks are generally favorable. He pictures Nibley as “the preeminent Mormon scholar of ancient studies and unofficial apologist for the LDS Church” (108). He notes that Nibley’s “biases are never in doubt.” This offends Norman, and he complains of “Nibley’s apparent lack of a sense of fair play or balance—dare we say Christian charity?” (109). And he also refers to what he calls Nibley’s “operative methodology: he is proof-texting—compiling isolated passages to support predetermined conclusions—with little regard for the context of those citations” (109–10). Norman claims that Nibley’s faults are thus in ample evidence in the essays found in this volume. “The most obvious [fault] is his tendentiousness, which is perhaps inevitable when one sets out to be a defender of the faith” (111). Norman feels that “the conclusion of each of these essays has been predetermined according to Nibley’s Mormonism” (111). But Norman neglects to explain why tendentiousness is a weakness, or why it should be overcome, or how it can be overcome. What is implied in Norman’s view is that for one to be tendentious, that is, marked by a tendency to favor a particular point of view—especially Mormonism—is wrong. But why is that necessarily so? Though Norman does not explicitly take up this issue, he provides some clues indicating why he feels that tendentiousness is wrong: he apparently believes that it is a mistake to manifest bias because one ought, instead, to strive for objectivity, balance, or detachment. From the point of view of the commonly held methodological mythology Nibley must be faulted because he lacks the necessary objectivity. But Peter Novick has shown that the American history profession has been made to rest upon an incoherent and vacuous objectivist mythology, which he identifies as the myth of presumably objective historians giving us an objective history (That Noble Dream [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988]). According to the objectivist mythology, biases, inclinations, or propensities favoring a point of view (including especially faith) are corrupting and prevent the historian from discovering what really happened. Obviously such an objectivist ideology works against believers, since they obviously have a point of view. But ironically, Norman is tendentious about the need for detachment, balance, or objectivity, which he clearly endorses. His understanding of historical method is not defended with arguments and is recommended for unexplained and unexamined reasons. Ironically, Norman is biased against the defense of the faith and would presumably feel more comfortable if Nibley had hidden his premises and made an effort to dissemble by making it appear to his readers that he had merely happened to discover some things while wandering around in the literature of antiquity as a dispassionate, disinterested, detached observer interested only in having the facts speak their truth through him. The demand for objectivity turns out to be more a matter of scholarly pretence, style, or tone and therefore has little to do with the substance of reasoning and argumentation and nothing to do with the historical understanding or the business of working out historical explanations. Nibley clearly rejects the affectation of scholarly neutrality, and rightly so. One wonders whether Norman follows what Nibley labels “the Baconian gospel, that one has simply to collect the facts and let them speak for themselves” (375). If so, he has appropriated an outmoded, incoherent view of science which he has unwittingly applied to historical scholarship.

Norman, though respectful of Nibley’s learning and command of languages, feels that the documentation in some of the essays in this volume goes too far and was intended to “dazzle” the reader with an “esoteric level of erudition. One essay contains twelve pages of text followed by twenty-two of footnotes, set in smaller type. So much paper and ink are squandered when the editing is sloppy or overly lenient” (111). Without argumentation, Norman hints that the editing for the essay to which he alludes was either shoddy or permissive. But apparently the editors of Vigiliae Christianae, a distinguished European journal, who originally published Nibley’s essay on the forty-day ministry of Christ, did not feel that they were wasting either paper or ink by publishing the citations appended to that essay. If one were to look for a squnadering of ink and paper, would it not be easier to make a case by pointing to advertising copy, newspapers, pornography or a host of other such publications, rather than the endnotes for a serious piece of scholarship?
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Myths and the Scriptures." New Era.
"Nag Hammadi and the Gnostic Controversy"
"New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study." A series of articles in the Improvement Era in 9 parts running from Nov 1953 through Jul 1954. Reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon.
Abstract: Vividly displays internal and external evidences to test whether the Book of Mormon is or is not a forgery, using the standard scholarly criteria for detecting forged writings. Very insightful comments on methodology for studying the Book of Mormon, evaluating evidence, using newly discovered documents, metal plates, literary criticism, poetry, lower criticism, and history. Also comments on animals, weights and measures, and the use of the Bible in the Book of Mormon.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
New Discoveries concerning the Bible and Church History. Provo.
Abstract: A series of quotations by various writers on six general topics: “The Old Testament Today,” “The New Testament Today,” “The Rediscovery of the Church,” “The New Concept of Scripture,” “‘Revelation’ No Longer a Naughty Word,” and “‘New Orthodoxy’ and the Trend to Literalism.” Introduces themes taken up more systematically in other essays.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"New Light from Egypt"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"New Light on Israel and Her Neighbors, Part 1." February 24, 1965, Brigham Young University Devotional.
Abstract: Hugh Nibley presents interesting new scholarship about the relationship between Israelis and other Middle Eastern people in Biblical times.
"New Light on Israel and Her Neighbors, Part 2." February 24, 1965, Brigham Young University Devotional.
Abstract: Israel’s language, religion, and culture were heavily influenced by Israel’s neighbors. Many early Christian practices were performed even before Christ.
"New Light on Scaliger." Classical Journal 37/5 (February 1942): 291-95; Reprinted in CWHN 10:303-10. Reprinted in The Ancient State, CWHN 10:303–10.
Abstract: Note: Did Nibley write “Joseph Scaliger, Scholar and Educator” at Claremont? See box 37, folder 2 or was it an article he was reviewing?
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless. 2nd ed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004. xxxviii + 333 pp.
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Abstract: New to this edition is Gary Gillum’s “Hugh Nibley: Scholar of the Spirit, Missionary of the Mind”; the bibliography has been dropped.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless: Classic Essays of Hugh Nibley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1978. xxviii + 323 pp.
"Nibley the Scholar." Brigham Young University forum assembly in which Nibley was interviewed by Louis Midgley on 21 May 1974. Later retitled “Hugh Nibley: The Faithful Scholar.” Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:23–45.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Nibley’s Early Education." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"Nibliography." “Nibliography.” Century II 1/2 (1976): 54–57. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:46–50.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
No, Ma'am, That's Not History: A Brief Review of Mrs. Brodie's Reluctant Vindication of a Prophet She Seeks to Expose. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft.
Abstract: This is a short, witty reply to Fawn M. Brodie’s No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, 2nd ed., rev. and enlarged (New York: Knopf, 1945; 1971). Nibley’s response to Brodie signaled to the Saints that there was still room for a nonnaturalistic account of Joseph Smith’s prophetic claims and revelations. Cultural Mormons who celebrated a new enlightenment with the appearance of Brodie’s treatment of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon were often troubled by what they considered Nibley’s flippant response to Brodie. Opposition to his views has also been a common feature of the secular, revisionist element in the so-called New Mormon History, which has tended to see in Brodie’s account of Joseph Smith the beginning or basic outline of an acceptable naturalistic account of Mormon things. Commenting on the reception of Fawn Brodie’s biography of Joseph Smith, Thomas G. Alexander claims that “perhaps no book in recent years has evinced more comment.” He then contrasted “the scholarly Marvin Hill’s” two reviews of Brodie’s biography of Joseph Smith (Dialogue 7/4 [1972]: 72–85; Church History 43/1 [March 1974]: 78–96) with “the rather outrageous Hugh Nibley’s No Ma’am That’s Not History. . . .” See Thomas G. Alexander, “The Place of Joseph Smith in the Development of American Religion: A Historiographical Inquiry,” Journal of Mormon History 5 (1978): 3–17, at 10, n. 9.

The bibliographer-historian Dale L. Morgan, who provided Fawn Brodie with considerable assistance with both the contents and style of her biography of Joseph Smith, described Nibley’s pamphlet as “something of a slapstick performance, and the irony of it is, Nibley . . . is much more intoxicated with his own language than you, the ‘glib English major,’ are.” See Morgan’s letter to Fawn Brodie, dated 9 June 1946, in Dale Morgan on Early Mormonism: Correspondence & A New History, ed. John P. Walker (Salt Lake City: Signature Press, 1986), 125. Tertius Chandler, a dilettantish polymath and friend of Morgan, included a polemic against Nibley’s pamphlet in Chandler’s Half-Encyclopedia ([Dedham, MA]: privately printed, 1956), 662–79. (The entry is entitled “The Controversy over Joseph Smith” and is dated 14 July 1952; it was extended to include other LDS responses to Brodie’s biography of Joseph Smith in “The Controversy over Joseph Smith—Part II,” dated 1 September 1952, 675–79). BYU Special Collections has a primitive typescript version of Chandler’s “The Controversy over Joseph Smith,” dated 1 September 1952, 22 pp.
"Nobody to Blame." Open letter; Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:125-41.
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Abstract: Addressed to “Dear Brother Burgon,” dated 29 July 1960, with a cover letter, addressed to “Dear Brother . . .,” 1 pp., dated 3 August 1960.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Not to Worry." Talk given 31 October 1994.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Not to Worry." In Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars, edited by Susan Easton Black, 139-54. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1996. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:177–95.
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Abstract: Lays out answers to criticisms about Joseph Smith.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Of All Things! A Nibley Quote Book. Compiled and edited by Gary P. Gillum. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1981. xi + 178 pp. Reprinted in a revised and expanded format, with updated references as Of All Things! Classic Quotations from Hugh Nibley, 2nd ed. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1993).
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
Of All Things: Classic Quotations from Hugh Nibley, 2nd ed., revised and expanded. Compiled and edited by Gary P. Gillum. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1993. xii + 292 pp.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Of Birthdays." The Improvement Era; 1920-1930 (Volumes 24-33); 1925-1926 (Volume 29); 1926 June (No. 8); Church History Library, 743; Reprinted in Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life, 2002, p. 55.
Abstract: Poem written for his grandmother when he was 16
Old Testament and Related Studies (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 1). Edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986. xiv + 290 pp.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"On the Pearl of Great Price." Lecture given on 13 May 1965.
Abstract: “On the Pearl of Great Price.” 34 pp.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"On the Sacred and the Symbolic." In Temples of the Ancient World, edited by Donald W. Parry, 535-621. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1994.
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Abstract: Originally titled “Endowment History.”
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"One Eternal Round." series of twelve lectures on Facsimile 2 in the Pearl of Great Price, almost weekly beginning on 27 June 1990, first in the Maeser Building and later in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium.
One Eternal Round (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 19). Coauthored by Michael D. Rhodes. Illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 2010. xxii + 698. CWHN 19.
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Abstract: 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.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"One Eternal Round: A Hermetic Version." Talk given on 12 January 1989 as part of the Deseret Book/FARMS Nibley lecture series. Published as “One Eternal Round: The Hermetic Version,” in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:379–433.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Open Letter." Open letter, 20 September 1978. 16 pp., s.s., typed.
Abstract: A response to each of the essays in Tinkling Cymbals (privately printed, 1978), which was a collection of essays honoring Nibley.
"Our Glory and Our Condemnation." In ASBYU Academics Office Presents: Last Lecture Series.
Abstract: A talk given in 1971 in the Last Lecture series. Social commentary touching on themes that became increasingly common in Nibley’s various addresses and writings.
"Our Own People." Improvement Era, November 1956, 818–19, 857–58.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Our Own People: Continued." Improvement Era, December 1956, 906–7.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Our Own People—Concluded." Improvement Era, February 1957, 94–95, 122–24.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Our Own People—Continued." Improvement Era, January 1957, 26–27, 41.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1." The Improvement Era; 1941-1950 (Volumes 44-53); 1948 (Volume 51); 1948 December (No. 12); Church History Library, 786–88, 836–38.
"Part 1." Improvement Era, September 1951, 628–30, 673–75.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1." Improvement Era, October 1964, 816–21, 844–47.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1." Ensign, October 1975, 78–84.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1 (continued)." Improvement Era, November 1964, 924–28, 974–75, 977–78, 980–83.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1 (continued)." Improvement Era, December 1964, 1032–35, 1126–28.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1 (continued)." Improvement Era, January 1965, 34–37, 60–64.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1 - The Problem." Improvement Era 53, no. 1 (1950): 102-104, 155-159.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1. Challenge and Response." Improvement Era, January 1968, 18–24.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1. Challenge and Response (continued)." Improvement Era, February 1968, 14–18, 20–21.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1. Challenge and Response (continued)." Improvement Era, March 1968, 16–18, 20–22.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1. Challenge and Response (continued)." Improvement Era, April 1968, 64–69.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 10." Improvement Era, June 1952, 398–99, 462–64.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 10." Ensign, March 1977, 86–90.
Abstract: This exciting and penetrating comparison of the Joseph Smith book of Enoch with four known variant manuscripts of that ancient work provides yet another evidence of the Prophet’s inspiration and the scope of his vision in the great work of the Restoration.
"Part 10 - Conclusion." Improvement Era 53, no. 10 (1950): 804-806, 824, 826, 828, 830.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 10. The Sacrifice of Isaac." Improvement Era, March 1970, 84–94.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 11." Ensign, April 1977, 78–89.
Abstract: The idea that Enoch had great cosmological visions
"Part 11. The Sacrifice of Sarah." Improvement Era, April 1970, 79–95.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 12." Ensign, June 1977, 78–90.
Abstract: Editor’s Note: The deliberate wickedness of the people at Enoch’s time created a moral turbulence that was reflected in chaotic nature-earthquakes
"Part 13." Ensign, August 1977, 64–65.
"Part 1: Some Standard Tests." Improvement Era, November 1953, 830–31, 859–62.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1: The Doctors Disagree." Improvement Era, January 1953, 16–17, 38–41.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 1: The Problem." Improvement Era, July 1961, 490–92, 522, 524, 526, 528.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 2." The Improvement Era; 1941-1950 (Volumes 44-53); 1949 (Volume 52); 1949 January (No. 1); Church History Library, 24–26, 60.
Abstract: The Teaching of the Lord After His Resurrection
"Part 2." Improvement Era 53, no. 2 (1950): 102-104, 155-159.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 2." Improvement Era, October 1951, 704–6, 752–55.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 2." Ensign, December 1975, 72–76.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 2. May We See Your Credentials?" Improvement Era, May 1968, 54–57.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 2. May We See Your Credentials? (continued)." Improvement Era, June 1968, 18–22.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 2: Hidden Treasures: The Search for the Original Scriptures." Improvement Era, February 1965, 100–103, 146–47.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 2: Hidden Treasures: The Search for the Original Scriptures (continued)." Improvement Era, March 1965, 210–13, 226, 228, 230, 232, 234.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 2: Some Standard Tests." Improvement Era, December 1953, 919, 1003.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 2: Suppressing the First Vision Story after 1842." Improvement Era, August 1961, 577–79, 605–9.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 2: What Were the Sticks?" Improvement Era, February 1953, 90–91, 123–27.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 3." The Improvement Era; 1941-1950 (Volumes 44-53); 1949 (Volume 52); 1949 February (No. 2); Church History Library, 90–91, 109–10, 112.
Abstract: How the Dead Received Baptism
"Part 3." Improvement Era, November 1951, 786–87, 833–35.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 3." Improvement Era, March 1953, 150–52, 191–95.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 3." Improvement Era, January 1954, 30–32, 41.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 3." Improvement Era, October 1961, 724–25, 736, 738, 740.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 3." Ensign, February 1976, 64–68.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 3 - The Problem." Improvement Era 53, no. 3 (1950): 200-202, 222, 225-226, 229-230.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 3. Empaneling the Panel." Improvement Era, July 1968, 48–55.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 3: Secrecy in the Primitive Church." Improvement Era, April 1965, 308– 11, 326, 328–32.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 3: Secrecy in the Primitive Church (concluded)." Improvement Era, June 1965, 482–83, 574–76.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 3: Secrecy in the Primitive Church (continued)." Improvement Era, May 1965, 406–7, 444.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 4." The Improvement Era; 1941-1950 (Volumes 44-53); 1949 (Volume 52); 1949 March (No. 3); Church History Library, 146–48, 180–83.
"Part 4." Improvement Era 53, no. 4 (1950): 276-277, 320-326.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 4." Improvement Era, December 1951, 862–63, 946–47.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 4." Improvement Era, April 1953, 250, 267.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 4." Improvement Era, February 1954, 88–89, 125–26.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 4." Ensign, March 1976, 62–66.
"Part 4. Second String." Improvement Era, August 1968, 53–64.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 5." Improvement Era, January 1952, 22–24.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 5." Improvement Era, March 1954, 148–50, 170.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 5." Ensign, April 1976, 60–64.
"Part 5 - Contacts in the Desert." Improvement Era 53, no. 5 (1950): 382-384, 448-449.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 5. Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document." Improvement Era, September 1968, 66–80.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 5. Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document (continued)." Improvement Era, October 1968, 73–81.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 6." Improvement Era, February 1952, 92–94, 98, 100, 102, 104–5.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 6." Improvement Era, April 1954, 232–33, 246, 248–50, 252.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 6." Ensign, July 1976, 64–48.
"Part 6 - Place Names in the Desert." Improvement Era 53, no. 6 (1950): 486-487, 516-519.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 6. Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document (continued)." Improvement Era, November 1968, 36–38, 40, 42, 44.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 6. Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document (continued)." Improvement Era, December 1968, 28–33.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 7." Improvement Era 53, no. 7 (1950): 566-567, 587-588.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 7." Improvement Era, March 1952, 162–65, 167–68.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 7." Improvement Era, 1954, 308–9, 326, 330.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 7." Ensign, October 1976, 76–81.
"Part 7. The Unknown Abraham." Improvement Era, January 1969, 26–33.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued)." Improvement Era, February 1969, 64–67.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued)." Improvement Era, April 1969, 66–72.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued)." Improvement Era, June 1969, 126–28, 130–32.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued)." Improvement Era, July 1969, 97–101.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 8." Improvement Era, April 1952, 236–38, 258, 260–65.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 8." Improvement Era, June 1954, 389, 447–48, 450–51.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 8." Ensign, December 1976, 73–78.
Abstract: The purpose of these articles is (1) to call attention to some of the long-ignored aspects of the Joseph Smith account of Enoch in the book of Moses and in the Inspired Version of Genesis and (2) to provide at the same time some of the evidence that establishes the authenticity of that remarkable text. Contemporary learning offered few checks to the imagination of Joseph Smith; the enthusiasm of his followers presented none. Yet
"Part 8 - Adventures in Jerusalem." Improvement Era 53, no. 8 (1950): 640-642, 670.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 8. Facsimile No. 1, By the Figures." Improvement Era 72.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 8. Facsimile No. 1, By the Figures (continued)." Improvement Era, September 1969, 85–95.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 8. Facsimile No. 1, By the Figures (continued)." Improvement Era, October 1969, 85–88.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 8[7]. The Unknown Abraham (continued)." Improvement Era, March 1969, 76, 79–80, 82, 84.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 8[7]. The Unknown Abraham (continued)." Improvement Era, May 1969, 87–91.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 9." Improvement Era, May 1952, 316–18, 340, 342, 344, 346.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 9." Ensign, February 1977, 66–75.
Abstract: In the previous installment
"Part 9 - A Word About Plates." Improvement Era 53, no. 9 (1950): 706-708, 744.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 9. Setting the Stage: The World of Abraham (continued)." Improvement Era 73.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 9. Setting the Stage—The World of Abraham." Improvement Era, October 1969, 89–95.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Part 9. Setting the Stage—The World of Abraham (continued)." Improvement Era 72.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Paths That Stray: Some Notes on Sophic and Mantic." 75 pp., plus an additional 7 lettered pages, and a 14-page bibliography of sources cited, ca. 1963. Published in The Ancient State, CWHN 10:380–478.
"Patriarchy and Matriarchy." Blueprints for Living: Perspectives for Latter-day Saint Women, vol. 1, edited by Maren M. Mouritsen, 44-61. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1980. Reprinted in Old Testament and Related Studies, CWHN 1:87–113.
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Abstract: An address given at the BYU Women’s Conference, 1 February 1980.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Paul and Moroni." Letter to Christianity Today 5/5 (22 May 1961): 727.
Abstract: A response to a letter by C. Sumter Logan of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ogden
"Pearl of Great Price Papyri Acquisition." Talk given on 14 March 1967 prior to the presentation of the Egyptian papyri to the Church by the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 27 November 1967. “Pearl of Great Price Papyri Acquisition.” 15 (19) pp. transcript of a talk given on 14 March 1967 prior to the presentation of the Egyptian papyri to the Church by the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 27 November 1967. [Some 10 pages of this item consist of questions and answers.] Published as “Prolegomena to Any Study of the Book of Abraham.” BYU Studies 8/2 (1968): 171–78. **did this include the questions and answers?* Reprinted in Studies of the Books of Moses and Abraham. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Pearl of Great Price Problems"
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Peter." 30 pp. rough transcript of a lecture, n.d. [Note: p. 12 is missing.].
"Phase One." Dialogue 3/2 (1968): 99–105.
Abstract: This essay concerns the debate over the Joseph Smith Papyri; the bulk of the issue contains materials on this issue.
"Plato's Athens." 10 pp., d.s., typed transcript of a lecture, n.d.
Abstract: The views of Aristophanes are set forth on corruption in the commercial world of the time. This is then linked to certain themes in the Platonic dialogues (Phaedrus, Gorgius, Sophist, Meno, Apology) in which language can be found in which Socrates quarrels with the Sophists over such matters.
"Plato's Republic." Student paper for UCLA class.
"Prayer." Transcript of a prayer given at a BYU commencement ceremony.
Abstract: See “Leaders to Managers: Fatal Shift.”
"Priesthood." 3 pp., s.s., transcript, n.d.
Abstract: An excellent description of what the priesthood is.
"Primitive Christianity"
"Problems, Not Solutions." Improvement Era, May 1966, 419–20, 422, 424.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Problems, Not Solutions (continued)." Improvement Era, June 1966, 582–83.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Prolegomena to Any Study of the Book of Abraham." BYU Studies 8/2 (1968): 171-78 (plus reproductions, 179-90).
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Abstract: On 27 November 1967
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Promised Lands." Talk originally entitled The Value of the Land given on 9 October 1992, at the J. Reuben Clark Law School to an assembled group of lawyers. Published as “Promised Lands,” in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, CWHN 13:76–101.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Prophets and Creeds"
"Prophets and Crisis"
"Prophets and Glad Tidings"
"Prophets and Gnostics"
"Prophets and Martyrs"
"Prophets and Miracles"
"Prophets and Mystics"
"Prophets and Office"
"Prophets and Philosophers"
"Prophets and Preachers"
"Prophets and Reformers"
"Prophets and Ritual"
"Prophets and Scholars"
"Prophets and Scriptures"
"Prophets and Traditions"
"Questions on Authority and Passages for Discussion (The Apostasy)." Mimeographed class handout, ca. 1952. Reprinted in LDS Views on Early Christianity and Apocrypha: Articles from BYU Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
Abstract: A compendium of passages from the New Testament, from the early fathers of the church, and from historians of Christian antiquity on the question of the apostasy. The issues raised in this handout were eventually dealt with systematically in the series that appeared in the Improvement Era between January and December 1955 called “The Way of the Church,” and also in the essay entitled “The Passing of the Church,” Church History 30/2 (June 1961): 131–54; reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970), 1–32; and in “The Passing of the Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme,” BYU Studies 16/1 (1975): 135–64; “The Passing of the Primitive Church,” in Mormonism and Early Christianity, CWHN 4:209–322; and “The Passing of the Primitive Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme,” in When the Lights Went Out (2001), 1–47.
"Qumran and the Companions of the Cave." Revue de Qumran 5/2 (1965): 177–98. Reprinted as “The Haunted Wilderness,” in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless (1978).
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Rediscovery of the Apocrypha." “Rediscovery of the Apocrypha.” 58 pp., d.s., typed transcript of a lecture given on 17 March 1965. Published in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:212–63.
Abstract: Hugh Nibley draws parallels between language and traditions found in the Apocrypha to the culture of the people in the Book of Mormon. In the second half of his lecture, Hugh Nibley compares the linguistics and culture of the Book of Mormon to that found in the Apocrypha. The imagery and practices found in the Book of Mormon are compared with certain phrases and material concerns found in Jewish and Christian apocryphal writings. Cf. “Unrolling the Scrolls—Some Forgotten Witnesses,” in Old Testament and Related Studies, CWHN 1:115–70.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Rediscovery of the Apocrypha, Part 2." March 18, 1965, Brigham Young University Devotional.
Abstract: In the second half of his lecture, Hugh Nibley compares the linguistics and culture of the Book of Mormon to that found in the Apocrypha.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Reflections on War in the Book of Mormon." Talk given on 24 March 1989, at the FARMS Symposium on Warfare in the Book of Mormon. Published as “Warfare and the Book of Mormon” in Warfare in the Book of Mormon, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1990), 127–45; and reprinted in Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, CWHN 13:278–97.
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Abstract: NULL
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Remarks." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"Remembering My Father." In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021.
"Renounce War or A Substitute for Victory." “Renounce War” or “A Substitute for Victory.” An antiwar letter of 26 March 1971.
"Review of Bar-Kochba: The Rediscovery of the Legendary Hero of the Second Jewish Revolt against Rome, by Yigael Yadin." BYU Studies 14/1 (1973): 115–26. Reprinted as “Bar-Kochba and Book of Mormon Backgrounds,” in The Prophetic Book of Mormon.
Abstract: Points out that Yadin’s discoveries seem to show, among other things, that the presumably feminine name Alma was also used by Jews as a masculine name, just as it was in the Book of Mormon. Draws a number of parallels between the Bar Kochba artifacts and the Lehi colony. Compares materials in the Book of Mormon about Lehi, Captain Moroni, and the name Alma with Palestinian warfare and practices from the first century A.D
"Review of History of Syria: Including Lebanon and Palestine, by Philip K. Hitti." Western Political Quarterly 5/2 (June 1952): 312–13. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Review of Near Eastern Culture and Society: A Symposium on the Meeting of East and West, edited by T. Cuyler Young." Western Political Quarterly 5/2 (June 1952): 315–16. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Review of Our Book of Mormon, by Sidney B. Sperry." The Improvement Era; 1941-1950 (Volumes 44-53); 1948 (Volume 51); 1948 January (No. 1); Church History Library, 42.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Review of The Ancient World, by Joseph W. Swain." Historian 13/1 (1951): 79–81. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Review of The Torment of Secrecy: The Background and Consequences of American Security Policies, by Edward A. Shils." American Political Science Review 50/3 (September 1956): 887–88. Reprinted in Eloquent Witness.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Review of Stela 5, Izapa, by M. Wells Jakeman." Provo, Utah, ca. 1958. 7 pp.
Abstract: A critique of Jakeman’s claim to have found and interpreted a stone depicting Lehi’s dream of the Tree of Life. This can be compared with Jakeman’s response to Nibley’s treatment of amateur archaeology, which was circulated in the form of a review of Nibley’s An Approach to the Book of Mormon, in UAS Newsletter 40 (30 March 1957): 1–11. [This was the newsletter of the University Archaeology Society at BYU.] Jakeman’s criticisms of Nibley’s remarks about archaeology seem to have led to Nibley’s review of Jakeman’s claims made about a stone presumably depicting Lehi’s dream of the Tree of Life, which are called into question in this review.
"Rhetoric and Revelation"
"Roman Satire and Us." Lecture given for BYU Women, 26 October 1991.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Roundtable on the Scriptures." A presentation given at the Brigham Young University Women’s Conference on 7 April 1988.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Sacred Vestments." Lecture given 14 October 1975, in 32 ELWC, Brigham Young University. Published in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:91–138. This lecture was originally accompanied by slides. It was circulated in two different editions in 1986 and 1987 and was available in a much expanded version, including illustrations, in 1988.
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Abstract: This lecture was originally accompanied by slides. It was circulated in two different editions in 1986 and 1987 and was available in a much expanded version, including illustrations, in 1988.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Science Fiction and the Gospel." In LDSF 2: Latter-day Science Fiction, edited by Benjamin Urrutia, 5-28. Ludlow, MA: Parables, 1985. Reprinted in Temple and Cosmos, CWHN 12:491–531.
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Abstract: The published version of an address given on 13 February 1968 and previously circulated as a typescript.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Science Fiction and the Gospel." 13-Feb.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Scriptural Perspectives on How to Survive the Calamities of the Last Days." BYU Studies 25/1 (1985): 7-27. Reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, CWHN 8:470–97. Reprinted in Social and Political Studies about the Book of Mormon: Articles from BYU Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, **.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"Secrets of the Scriptures—The Creation." Talk given in 1969 in Glendale.
Abstract: A pre-eminent scholar of ancient languages, Hugh Nibley presents radically different teachings about the nature of God and the universe found in ancient Christian and Jewish documents
"Self-Portrait: An Intellectual Autobiography by Hugh Nibley." BYU Today, August 1978, 11-13. Reprinted from Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless (1978), xix–xxvii.
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Abstract: When sent a copy of this item, Fawn M. Brodie indicated that she “found the mini-autobiography fascinating in every way. This man surely had a touch of genius, and a great linguistic talent. What a pity that he was emotionally trapped by his allegiance to Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. The final paragraph of the ‘Self-Portrait’ suggests to me that there must be grave deterioration in Nibley at the moment. But it may be that he is not really much changed from what he has been all through the years. What a pity that we never sat down and talked to each other.” Letter from Fawn M. Brodie to Everett Cooley, dated 23 August 1978, Brodie Papers, Box 4, Folder 6B, Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage