During the Winter Semester of 1986 at Brigham Young University, Dr. Hugh W. Nibley, professor emeritus of ancient scriptures, presented a series of 26 lectures to an Honors class on The Pearl of Great Price. This class was videotaped in the Maeser Building and made available by FARMS as both video and audio recordings. The text was then transcribed and included in Ancient Documents and the Pearl of Great Price, published by Deseret Book.
All 26 lectures are available immediately as follows:
- Links to both the video and audio recordings: The Complete Bibliography for Hugh Nibley (CBHN) at https://interpreterfoundation.org/bibliographies/hugh-w-nibley/lectures/
- Video recordings: Maxwell Institute playlist on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehBxXyk-Ots&list=PLOrN0FV73AsIeKPG48pi390UWWdOVyIgi
- Transcripts (ePub format): Deseret Books at https://deseretbook.com/p/ancient-documents-pearl-great-price-hugh-nibley-78458?variant_id=20055-ebook
- Transcripts (Kindle format): Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Documents-Pearl-Great-Price-ebook/dp/B004FN1QRE
This week we have the audio recordings of a total of five Pearl of Great Price lectures relevant to the second Come, Follow Me Old Testament lesson on Genesis 1–2; Moses 2–3; and Abraham 4–5. We’re also including a separate lecture on “Patriarchy and Matriarchy,” an address given at the BYU Women’s Conference, February 1, 1980. Where available, we’ve also included links to the video recordings. Over the next month, we will post the remaining lectures relevant to the Come, Follow Me lessons that include sections of The Pearl of Great Price.
Lecture 6—The Creation
Lecture 7—The Council.
Lecture 8—The Council According to the Shabako Stone
Lecture 9—The Council According to the Shabako Stone (Continued)
Lecture 10—The Babylon Creation Myth