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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”

In
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract: NULL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract: NULL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”

In
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.
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.
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.
Abstract: NULL
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.
Abstract: NULL
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.
Abstract: NULL
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.
Abstract: NULL
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.
Abstract: NULL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Keywords: Book of Mormon;Apologetics;Ecology;Gold Plates;Metallurgy;Monetary System;Prophecy;Revelation;Transoceanic Voyage
"LDS Foundation Winter Conference." Talk given February 1987.
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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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.
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"