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Adams, William James, Jr. “Human Sacrifice and the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies 9, no. 4 (1969): 473.
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Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: Abraham.” Young Woman’s Journal 29 (Sept. 1918): 524–26.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
ID = [29675]  Status = Type = article  Date = 1918-01-01  Collections:  abraham,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:28:41
Ash, Michael R., and Kevin L. Barney. “ABCs of the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
ID = [32401]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size: 43735  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:30:29
Ash, Michael R. Bamboozled by the CES Letter. N.p., 2015.
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In April 2013 Jeremy T. Runnells published a PDF booklet entitled, “Letter to a CES Director.” This booklet, which is now typically referred to as the “CES Letter,” catalogs Runnells’ concerns and reason why he left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Runnells has worked hard to make his booklet available to people everywhere (and in several languages) and has, unfortunately, been the agent for leading at least a few other believers out of Mormonism. Sadly, most of those who have been bamboozled by the “CES Letter” are Latter-day Saints who were blind-sided by scholarly-sounding interpretations of challenging data. In my opinion, however, the “CES Letter” creates a caricature of Mormonism. The arguments are fundamentally flawed and do not accurately represent either Mormonism or the only logical interpretations of the data. Unfortunately, the reason the “CES Letter” has enjoyed any success is that most Latter-day Saints have never been exposed to some of the more complex matters in early Mormon history. On average, the typical Latter-day Saint has never needed to think outside of the box on Mormon-related philosophical, historical, or scholarly issues. “Bamboozled by the ‘CES Letter’” explains why these controversial issues need not kill a testimony. Interpretation matters. Many lay members, as well as educated Mormon scholars, are fully aware of every topic discussed in the “CES Letter” but continue strong in their faith because they recognize that there are logical interpretations which can be integrated with their belief in Mormonism. There are answers to the concerns raised by the “CES Letter,” and those answers can be supported by current scholarship as well as harmonized with the acceptance of Mormon truth claims.

Keywords: Apologetics, Book of Abraham, Book of Mormon, CES Letter, Early Church History, Eight Witnesses, First Vision, Kinderhook Plates, Polygamy, Priesthood, Prophets, Scripture Study, Temples, Testimony, Three Witnesses, Translation
ID = [75431]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:09:45
Ash, Michael R. “Book of Abraham 201: Papyri, Revelation and Modern Egyptology.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32428]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size: 43865  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:30:31
Ashment, Edward H. “Joseph Smith’s Identification of ‘Abraham’ in Papyrus: JS the ‘Breathing Permit of Hor’” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 33, no. 4 (Winter 2000): 121-26.
ID = [82214]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-12-01  Collections:  abraham,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:04
Athay, R. Grant. “Worlds without Number: The Astronomy of Enoch, Abraham, and Moses.” BYU Studies Quarterly 8, no. 3 (1968): 255-69.
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“Now for this cause I know that man is nothing, which thing I never had supposed.” So lamented Moses in utter humility after seeing in vision the complexities of the planet Earth and her countless inhabitants. Shortly thereafter Moses was to see once again the earth and her. Imagine, however, his profound astonishment when, in answer to his plea for an explanation, the Lord revealed himself to Moses and told him of even more wondrous creations. “And worlds without number have I created. . . . For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the word of my power.” Other heavens and earths had already expired. New heavens, star systems with inhabitable planets, would be born in the distant future. Moses would surely have felt even more insignificant had not the Lord reassured him with his presence and the counsel that “all things are numbered unto me.”

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Astronomy; Enoch (Prophet); Moses (Prophet)
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Old Testament Topics > Astronomy
ID = [4690]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,byu-studies,moses,old-test  Size: 34674  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:12:48

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Baer, Klaus. “The Breathing Permit of Hôr: A Translation of the Apparent Source of the Book of Abraham.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 3 (Fall 1968): 109–34.
ID = [82212]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1968-09-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:04
Barker, Tim. “Translating the Book of Abraham: The Answer Under Our Heads.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
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Ash, Michael R., and Kevin L. Barney. “ABCs of the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
ID = [32401]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size: 43735  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:30:29
Barney, Kevin L. “The Facsimiles and Semitic Adaptation of Existing Sources.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81790]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:40
Barney, Kevin L. “On Elkenah as Canaanite El.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 1 (2010): 22-35.
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Many easily recognizable Hebrew words and names can be found in the Book of Abraham. One name that hasn’t had a concrete meaning attached to it, however, is Elkenah. In this article, Barney addresses whether Elkenah is a person, place, or name; what its possible linguistic structures are; and what it might mean. Most importantly, Barney links Elkenah with the Canaanite god El and the attending cult—a cult that practiced human sacrifice. This has significant ramifications for the Book of Abraham, which has been criticized for its inclusion of human sacrifice. Assuming a northern location for the city Ur and taking Elkenah as the Canaanite El resolve the issue of child sacrifice in the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Abraham; Elkenah; Language - Hebrew; Name; Onomastics; Pearl of Great Price
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3246]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 59542  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:34
Barney, Quinten Zehn. “The Joseph Smith Papyri and the Writings of Joseph of Egypt.” Journal of Mormon History 42, no. 2 (Spring 2016): 95–109.
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Barney, Quinten Zehn. “The Neglected Facsimile: An Examination and Comparative Study of Facsimile No. 3 of The Book of Abraham.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [82232]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:05
Barney, Quinten Zehn. “A New and Most Welcome Resource for Book of Abraham Studies.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 56 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 56 (2023): 259-264.
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Review of Stephen O. Smoot, John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson, “A Guide to the Book of Abraham,” BYU Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022). 302 pages. Abstract: The new and special issue of BYU Studies containing “A Guide to the Book of Abraham” provides a welcome and easy-to-read approach to the historicity and issues surrounding the Book of Abraham in a way that will engage those beginning their studies in the Book of Abraham just as equally as those who have already become familiar with the subject.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; review
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Barney, Quinten Zehn. “Sobek: The Idolatrous God of Pharaoh Amenemhet III.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013): 22-27.
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The Joseph Smith Papyri have been a hot topic among scholars, especially since the resurfacing of fragments of the collection in the late 1960s. The facsimiles in particular have received much attention in scholarly circles, especially in relation to their accompanying explanations given by Joseph Smith. This article contributes evidence of the accuracy of Smith’s explanations, despite his lack of knowledge concerning Egyptology. Specifically, this article discusses the relationship between “ the idolatrous god of pharaoh” in Facsimile 1 with the Egyptian crocodile god, Sobek (also known as Sebek, Sobk, and Suchos), and his connection to the Middle Kingdom pharaoh Amenemhet III. Evidence both from historical texts and from archaeology demonstrates the important role Sobek played in the Fayyum region during the reign of Amenemhet III. Sobek was thus a likely candidate for the “ idolatrous god of pharaoh” of Facsimile 1 in the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Abraham Facsimiles; Egypt; Egyptian; Joseph Smith Papyri; Pearl of Great Price; Sobek
ID = [3295]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 22363  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:37
Muhlestein, Kerry, and Alexander L. Baugh. “Preserving the Joseph Smith Papyri Fragments: What Can We Learn from the Paper on Which the Papyri Were Mounted?” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
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This article discusses possible explanations regarding the procedures Joseph Smith and his associates used in mounting the Joseph Smith Papyri fragments and their reasons for doing so. The backing materials, some of which contain drawings of a temple plan and plat sketches of northeastern Ohio townships, provide a valuable historical artifact that helps historians answer questions associated with the papyri. The dimensions, gluing techniques, and cutting patterns of the backing paper and papyri also help explain the mounting process, as does an examination of the handwriting on the backing paper. Careful analysis suggests that a portion of the backing material came from several sheets of paper glued together to make a large sheet on which plans for a temple were drawn. Historical evidence suggests that in late 1837 or early 1838, pieces of papyri were glued to this and other papers and cut into smaller pieces, some of which were put under glass to preserve the papyrus fragments from further deterioration.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3299]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 53438  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:37
Bednar, David A. “We Will Prove Them Herewith ( Abraham 3:25 ).” Ensign, November 2020.
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Blumell, Lincoln H., Matthew J. Grey, and Andrew H. Hedges, eds. Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World. Proceedings of the 2013 BYU Church History Symposium. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
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The 2013 BYU Church History Symposium This volume is a collection of essays by prominent LDS scholars–including keynote speakers Richard Bushman and David Holland–that discuss the interest in the ancient world shared by Joseph Smith and the early Latter-day Saints. Topics include Joseph Smith’s fascination with the ancient Americas, his interaction with the Bible, his study of Hebrew and Greek, his reading of Jewish and Christian apocryphal writings, and his work with the Book of Abraham in the context of nineteenth-century Egyptology. Together, these essays demonstrate that Joseph Smith’s interests in antiquity played an important role in his prophetic development as he sought to recover ancient scripture, restore the ancient Church, and bring the Latter-day Saints into fellowship with the sacred past. ISBN 978‐0‐8425‐2966‐2

Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Surveys and Perspectives on Ancient Sources from Outside the Bible
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Historicity and Ancient Threads — General Issues
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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., and David J. Larsen. “L’Apocalypse d’Abraham: Témoin Ancien du Livre de Moïse (The Apocalypse of Abraham : Ancient Witness of the Book of Moses).” Invited lecture at the FAIR France Conference, Strasbourg, France. March 29, 2009.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Non-English Resources
ID = [4464]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2009-03-29  Collections:  abraham,bradshaw,moses,old-test  Size: 25527  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:12:33
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Apocalypse of Abraham: An Ancient Witness for the Book of Moses.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
ID = [32475]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bradshaw,fair-conference,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:30:34
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “‘The Book That Answers All the Questions’: Hugh Nibley and the Pearl of Great Price.” In Hugh Nibley Observed Introductory Blog Series, by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR. 22 April 2021.
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This is the fourth of eight weekly blog posts published in honor of the life and work of Hugh Nibley.
An examination of Nibley’s work with the Book of Abraham.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Pearl of Great Price
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Moses
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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., and David J. Larsen. “Die Apokalypse Abrahams: Ein antiker Zeuge für das Buch Mose (The Apocalypse of Abraham : Ancient Witness of the Book of Moses).” Invited lecture at the FAIR Germany Conference, Frankfurt, Germany. 28 March 2009.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Non-English Resources
ID = [4460]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2009-03-28  Collections:  abraham,bradshaw,moses,old-test  Size: 67242  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:12:33
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock. “Moses 1 and the Apocalypse of Abraham: Twin Sons of Different Mothers?” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 179-290.
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Abstract: This article highlights the striking resemblances between Moses 1 and a corresponding account from the Apocalypse of Abraham (ApAb), one of the earliest and most important Jewish texts describing heavenly ascent. Careful comparative analysis demonstrates a sustained sequence of detailed affinities in narrative structure that go beyond what Joseph Smith could have created out of whole cloth from his environment and his imagination. The article also highlights important implications for the study of the Book of Moses as a temple text. Previous studies have suggested that the story of Enoch found in the Pearl of Great Price might be understood as the culminating episode of a temple text woven throughout chapters 2–8 of the Book of Moses. The current article is a conceptual bookend to these earlier studies, demonstrating that the account of heavenly ascent in Moses 1 provides a compelling prelude to a narrative outlining laws and liturgy akin to what could have been used anciently as part of ritual ascent within earthly temples.

Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Historicity and Ancient Threads — General Issues
Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 1 — Visions of Moses
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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Sorting Out the Sources in Scripture.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 9 (2014): 215-272.
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Review of David E. Bokovoy, Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis-Deuteronomy. Contemporary Studies in Scripture. Salt Lake City, UT: Greg Kofford Books, 2014. 272 pp. $26.95 (paperback); $70.00 (hardcover).
Abstract: To date, LDS scholars have largely ignored the important but rather complex questions about how primary sources may have been authored and combined to form the Bible as we have it today. David Bokovoy’s book, one of a projected series of volumes on the authorship of the Old Testament, is intended to rectify this deficiency, bringing the results of scholarship in Higher Criticism into greater visibility within the LDS community. Though readers may not agree in every respect with the book’s analysis and results, particularly with its characterization of the Books of Moses and Abraham as “inspired pseudepigrapha,” Bokovoy has rendered an important service by applying his considerable expertise in a sincere quest to understand how those who accept Joseph Smith as a prophet of God can derive valuable interpretive lessons from modern scholarship.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Old Testament Scriptures > Exodus
Old Testament Scriptures > Leviticus
Old Testament Scriptures > Numbers
Old Testament Scriptures > Deuteronomy
Book of Moses Topics > Source Criticism and the Documentary Hypothesis
ID = [4309]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bradshaw,interpreter-journal,moses,old-test  Size: 64711  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:12:22
Brandt, Edward J. “The Journeys and Events of the Life of Abraham.” Ensign, February 1973, 40–41.
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Map with explanation

Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
ID = [41582]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1973-02-01  Collections:  abraham,ensign,old-test  Size: 98  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:37:25
Brown, Samuel Morris. “The Egyptian Bible and the Cosmic Order.” Chap. 6 in Joseph Smith’s Translation: The Words and Worlds of Early Mormonism, 193–232. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
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Brown, Samuel Morris. “Joseph (Smith) in Egypt: Babel, Hieroglyphs, and the Pure Language of Eden.” Church History 78, no. 1 (2009): 26–65.
ID = [82203]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:03
BYU Church Educational System, ed. The Tenth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Pearl of Great Price. 1982 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Provo, Utah: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1983.
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Contents:

The Pearl of Great Price as Scripture / A. Theodore Tuttle
The New Edition of the Scriptures / Robert J. Matthews
Historical Background of the Pearl of Great Price: How the Book Came to Be / James P. Mitchell
Moses One: The Divine Prelude to the Holy Bible / H. Donl Peterson
To Prepare a People / William O. Nelson
Eschatology in the Pearl of Great Price / Rodney Turner
The Duel of the Kings / Richard D. Draper
Understanding Facsimile 2 of the Book of Abraham / James Roy Harris
Astronomy and the Book of Abraham / Fred Holmstrom

ID = [67012]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  abraham,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 9  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:02:00
BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Abraham: A Valuable Discovery.” Roundtable Discussion with Alexander Baugh, Kerry Muhlestein, Andrew Hedges, Andrew Reed, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Facsimiles.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Andrew Skinner, Camille Fronk Olsen, Richard Draper, Michael Rhodes, 2004.
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BYU Studies. Studies of the Books of Moses and Abraham. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2014.
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This compilation of fascinating articles on the books of Moses and Abraham from the Pearl of Great Price is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies. This volume features articles on the Antonio Lebolo, the mummies, and the papyri; other topics related to the book of Abraham and its origins; the Kirtland Egyptian Papers; and insights into the ministries of Moses and Enoch. Contents “A Prologue to Genesis: Moses 1 in Light of Jewish Traditions” E. Douglas Clark “Behold I” Kent P. Jackson “The Narrative Call Pattern in the Prophetic Commission of Enoch (Moses 6)” Stephen D. Ricks “Changes in the Book of Moses and Their Implications upon a Concept of Revelation” James R. Harris “Robert J. Matthews and the RLDS Church’s Inspired Version of the Bible” Thomas E. Sherry “Prolegomena to Any Study of the Book of Abraham” Hugh Nibley “Fragment Found in Salt Lake City” Hugh Nibley “Joseph Smith and the Lebolo Egyptian Papyri” James R. Clark “A Letter Regarding the Acquisition of the Book of Abraham” Christopher Lund “As Things Stand at the Moment” Hugh Nibley “The St. Louis Museum and the Two Egyptian Mummies and Papyri” Walter L. Whipple “Human Sacrifice and the Book of Abraham” William J. Adams Jr. “Abraham in Egypt: A Collation of Evidence for the Case of the Missing Wife” Thomas W. Mackay “What Is ‘The Book of Breathings’?” Hugh Nibley “A Translation and Commentary of the Joseph Smith Hypocephalus” Michael Dennis Rhodes “The Meaning of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers” Hugh Nibley “Antonio Lebolo: Excavator of the Book of Abraham” H. Donl Peterson

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Scripture Central. “Abraham and Osiris (Facsimile 3, Figure 1).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 24, 2020.
ID = [82187]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:02
Scripture Central. “Abrahamic Astronomy.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. October 15, 2019.
ID = [82167]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:01
Scripture Central. “The Abrahamic Covenant.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. December 3, 2019.
ID = [82174]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:02
Scripture Central. “Abrahamic Legends and Lore.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. September 24, 2019.
ID = [82164]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:01
Scripture Central. “The Ancient Egyptian View of Abraham.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. October 3, 2019.
ID = [82165]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:01
Scripture Central. “Ancient Near Eastern Creation Myths.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. November 18, 2019.
ID = [82172]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:01
Scripture Central. “The Ancient Owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. October 8, 2019.
ID = [82166]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:01
Scripture Central. “Approaching the Facsimiles.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 6, 2020.
ID = [82179]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:02
Scripture Central. “The Blood of the Canaanites.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. September 9, 2019.
ID = [82162]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:01
Scripture Central. “Book of Abraham Insight #1: Abraham and Idrimi.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 1, 2019.
ID = [82153]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:00
Scripture Central. “Book of Abraham Insights: Introduction.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 1, 2019.
ID = [82152]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:00
Scripture Central. “By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. December 11, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “Chiasmus in the Book of Abraham.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. December 19, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “Creation from Chaos.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. November 12, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “Did Abraham Lie About His Wife Sarai?” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 2, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “The Divine Council.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. November 6, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “Egyptianisms in the Book of Abraham.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. December 27, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “Facsimile 1 as a Sacrifice Scene.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 8, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “Facsimile 3: Judgment Scene vs. Presentation Scene.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 22, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “The Fall of Lucifer.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 3, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “The Foreordination of Abraham.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. November 30, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “The Four Sons of Horus (Facsimile 2, Figure 6).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 17, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “God Sitting Upon His Throne (Facsimile 2, Figure 7).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 20, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “The Hathor Cow (Facsimile 2, Figure 5).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 15, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “How Did Joseph Smith Translate the Book of Abraham?” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 30, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “Human Sacrifice.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 1, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “The Idolatrous God of Elkenah.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 15, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “The Idolatrous Priest (Facsimile 1, Figure 3).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 10, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “Isis the Pharaoh (Facsimile 3, Figure 2).” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 27, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “Jews in Ancient Egypt.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. September 18, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “The ‘Kirtland Egyptian Papers’ and the Book of Abraham.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 29, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “Kolob, The Governing One.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. October 29, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “The Plain of Olishem.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 1, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “The Purpose and Function of the Egyptian Hypocephalus.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 13, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “The Relationship Between the Book of Abraham and the Joseph Smith Papyri.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 31, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “Shinehah, The Sun.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. October 23, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “Shulem, One of the King’s Principal Waiters.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. September 3, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “Sobek, The God of Pharaoh.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 21, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “Ur of the Chaldees.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 2, 2019.
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Scripture Central. “What Egyptian Papyri Did Joseph Smith Possess?” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. January 28, 2020.
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Scripture Central. “Zeptah and Egyptes.” On Pearl of Great Price Central website. August 28, 2019.
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Calabro, David M. “The Choreography of Genesis: A Ritual Reading of the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Conference. November 5, 2016.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
ID = [6890]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2016-11-05  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-website,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:15:48
Calabro, David M. “Joseph Smith and the Architecture of Genesis.” In The Temple: Ancient and Restored. Proceedings of the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and Donald W. Parry. The Temple on Mount Zion Series. Volume 3. 165–181. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016.
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During his lifetime, Joseph Smith revealed at least four versions of what I will refer to as the “Genesis account,” which consists of the creation of the world, the experiences of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, and the events that befell them and their near posterity following the expulsion from the garden. These four versions each differ in important ways from the biblical text in Genesis, and they also differ one from another. The versions of the Genesis account include the following:

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

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

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

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Book of Moses Topics > Temple Themes in the Book of Moses and Related Scripture
Book of Moses Topics > Literary and Textual Studies of the Book of Moses
ID = [2591]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,moses,old-test,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:56
Clark, E. Douglas. “Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Abraham.” BYU Studies Quarterly 53, no. 2 (2014): 173.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
ID = [10899]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-02  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies,old-test  Size: 12815  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:19:16
Clark, E. Douglas. The Blessings of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2005.
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Clark, E. Douglas. “Cedars and Stars: Enduring Symbols of Cosmic Kingship in Abraham’s Encounter with Pharoah.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81785]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:40
Clark, E. Douglas. “Foreword.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Bible > Old Testament > Abraham
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham
ID = [2190]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:31
Clark, E. Douglas. “A Powerful New Resource for Studying the Book of Abraham.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 91-95.
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Review of John A. Tvedtnes, Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee, comps. and eds. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Book of Abraham
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
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Claybaugh, Jonn D. “Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 1.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 21, 2021.
ID = [6373]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2021-12-21  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 9030  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:15:09
Claybaugh, Jonn D. “Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 2: Genesis 1–2; Moses 2–3; Abraham 4–5.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 28, 2021.
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Keywords: Come Follow Me; Old Testament
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
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Claybaugh, Jonn D. “Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 7.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 01, 2022.
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Keywords: Come Follow Me; Old Testament
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
ID = [6936]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-02-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 8453  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:15:51
Cloward, Robert A. “Lost Scripture.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, 2:845. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Moses; Brass Plates; Enoch (Prophet); Joseph (of Egypt); Neum; Zenock/Zenoch (Prophet); Zenos (Prophet)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
ID = [74708]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,eom,old-test  Size: 3578  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:09:06
Cook, Bradley J. “The Book of Abraham and the Islamic Qiṣaṣ al-­Anbiyāʾ (Tales of the Prophets) Extant Literature.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 33, no. 4 (Winter 2000): 127–46.
ID = [82213]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-12-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:04

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De Groote, Michael. “One Eternal Round Focuses on Facsimile 2 from the Book of Abraham.” Mormon Times, 22 April 2010.
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Joseph Smith Papyri, Book of Breathings, Book of the Dead, Facsimiles, Egyptology, Hypocephalus
ID = [790]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 2010-04-22  Collections:  abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:09:11
Dennis, Ronald D. “Facsimile Translation Considerations.” In Prophet of the Jubilee, ed. Ronald D. Dennis. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
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Dennis, Ronald D. “Facsimile Translation Considerations.” In Zion’s Trumpet: 1852 Welsh Mormon Periodical, ed. Ronald D. Dennis. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
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Dennis, Ronald D. “Facsimile Translation Considerations.” In Zion’s Trumpet: 1856 and 1857 Welsh Mormon Periodical, ed. Ronald D. Dennis. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [37271]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  abraham,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:34:24
Dibble, William E. “The Book of Abraham and Pythagorean Astronomy.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 8, no. 3 (Fall/Winter 1973): 135–38.
ID = [82216]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1973-09-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:04
Douglas, Alex. “David E. Bokovoy. Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2014.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 8 no. 1 (2016).
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David Bokovoy’s most recent book, Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy, represents a fresh and much-needed perspective on how Latter-day Saints can simultaneously embrace both scholarship and faith. This book is the first in what is anticipated to be a three-volume set exploring issues of authorship in the Old Testament published by Bokovoy with Greg Kofford Books. Bokovoy uses current scholarship on the Pentateuch as a springboard for discussing LDS perspectives on scripture, revelation, and cultural influence. To my knowledge, this is the first book-length attempt to popularize the classical Documentary Hypothesis among Latter-day Saints, and Bokovoy does an exemplary job of tackling this issue head-on and taking an unflinching view of its implications for how we understand Restoration scriptures such as the Book of Moses, the Book of Abraham, and the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Old Testament; Biblical studies; religious scholarship; Book of Mormon
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Old Testament Scriptures > Deuteronomy
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Draper, Richard D. “The Creation of Humankind, and Allegory?: A Note on Abraham 5:7, 14-16.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81787]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:40

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Ensign. “BYU Professor Tracing Path of Book of Abraham Papyri.” Ensign June 1985.
ID = [47159]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-06-01  Collections:  abraham,ensign  Size: 9722  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:42:48
Ensign. “Research and Perspectives: Abraham in Ancient Egyptian Texts.” Ensign July 1992.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
ID = [50604]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-07-01  Collections:  abraham,ensign,old-test  Size: 1792  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:46:10
Jensen, Robin Scott, Kerry Muhlestein, and Scott C. Esplin. “Discussing Difficult Topics: The Book of Abraham.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 3 (2020).
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > T — Z > Testimony
ID = [38324]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-03  Collections:  abraham,rel-educ  Size: 54577  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:35:29
Evans, John Henry. “Bishop Spalding’s Jumps in the Logical Process.” Improvement Era 16, no. 4 (1913): 343-346.
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This article shows that Bishop Spalding makes three unwarranted inferences in his pamphlet “Joseph Smith, Jr., As a Translator”—that the Book of Abraham is translated incorrectly, that the Book of Mormon cannot be authentic if the Book of Abraham is poorly translated, and that all Mormon belief should be discarded since the Book of Mormon is the basis of the religion.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon, Book of Abraham, Book of Abraham Translation, Egyptology, Pearl of Great Price, Spalding, Franklin
ID = [77054]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1913-02-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:11:13
Everett, Rebecca Fechser. “The Blueprint.” “The Blueprint (Upon Pondering Nibley’s Temple and Cosmos)”; “A Note of Explanation upon the Portrait of Hugh W. Nibley.” Hugh Nibley Collection or Boyd Jay Petersen Collection box 15, folder 3, undated.
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A poem that captures the spirit of the Book of Abraham.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Personal Appreciations
ID = [1924]  Status = Type = other article  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:15

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Freedman, David Noel. “The Ebla Tablets and the Abraham Tradition.” In Reflections on Mormonism: Judaeo-Christian Parallels, ed. Truman G. Madsen, 67–78. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1978.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
ID = [37137]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  abraham,old-test,rsc-books  Size: 26333  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:34:16

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G., D. L. “New Light on Joseph Smith’s Egyptian Papyri: Additional Fragment Disclosed.” Improvement Era 71, no. 2 (February 1968): 40.
ID = [82219]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-02-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:04
Gee, John. “Abracadabra, Isaac and Jacob.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 19-84.
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Review of “The Use of Egyptian Magical Papyri to Authenticate the Book of Abraham: A Critical Review” (1993), by Edward H. Ashment.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Book of Abraham; Criticism
ID = [198]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 57652  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:08:32
Gee, John. “Abraham and Idrimi.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 1 (2013): 34-39.
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Idrimi of Alalakh lived in Syria about a century after Abraham and left an autobiographical inscription that is the only such item uncovered archaeologically from Middle Bronze Age Syro-Palestine. The inscription of Idrimi and the Book of Abraham share a number of parallel features and motifs. Some of the parallels are a result of similar experiences in their lives and some are a result of coming from a similar culture and time.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Idrimi
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham and Idrimi.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 71.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham and Osiris (Facsimile 3, Figure 1).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 270.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham the Seer.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 129.
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Gee, John. “Abrahamic Astronomy.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Pearl of Great Price
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abrahamic Astronomy.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 135.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Abrahamic Covenant.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 121.
ID = [81653]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abrahamic Legends and Lore.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 193.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham’s Converts in Haran.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 113.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Ancient Egyptian View of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 197.
ID = [81670]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Ancient Near Eastern Creation Myths.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 172.
ID = [81664]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Gee, John. “The Ancient Owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. Transcript of a lecture presented on 17 March 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.
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Although much attention has been paid to those who have possessed the Joseph Smith Papyri in modern times, relatively little attention has been paid to the ancient owners of the papyri. This lecture examines the ancient owners, the world in which they lived, and their contact with the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Abraham; Egyptology; Joseph Smith Papyri
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Ancient Owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 201.
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Gee, John, William J. Hamblin, and Daniel C. Peterson. “And I Saw the Stars – The Book of Abraham and Ancient Geocentric Astronomy.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81783]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:39
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Appendix: Book of Abraham Bibliography.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 285.
ID = [81686]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:34
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Approaching the Facsimiles.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 209.
ID = [81672]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Gee, John, and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant. Studies in the Book of Abraham 3, edited by John Gee. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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Gee, John, ed. Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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This third volume in the series Studies in the Book of Abraham includes nine papers from a FARMS-sponsored conference on the Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Three papers on related subjects are also included. An assumption underlying the papers in this volume is that the Book of Abraham is both an authentic and ancient text. In seeking to illuminate the background of the Book of Abraham from historical, geographical, cultural, scientific, and doctrinal perspectives, these studies deal with three broad themes: astronomy in the Book of Abraham, the Joseph Smith Papyri, and the nature of the Abrahamic covenant. As a whole, the research highlighted in this volume affirms that the Book of Abraham is what it claims to be—an ancient text. This becomes clear, for example, when certain nonbiblical themes reflected in the text are found to abound in extrabiblical traditions from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Blood of the Canaanites.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 98.
ID = [81648]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Gee, John. “The Book of Abraham in the Ancient World.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
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Gee, John. “Book of Abraham, I Presume.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32497]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size: 28730  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:30:35
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “By His Own Hand upon Papyrus.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 175.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Chiasmus in the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 181.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Conclusion.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 283.
ID = [81685]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:34
Gee, John. “Contents of the Book of Abraham.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Creation from Chaos.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 168.
ID = [81663]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Gee, John. “The Crocodile God of Pharaoh in Mesopotamia.” Insights: An Ancient Window [FARMS newsletter] (October 1996): 2.
ID = [82226]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1996-10-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:05
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Did Abraham Lie about His Wife, Sarai?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 125.
ID = [81654]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Divine Council.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 150.
ID = [81659]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Gee, John. “Doctrinal Debris of the Book of Abraham.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [34396]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  abraham,rsc-books  Size: 6401  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:31:40
Gee, John, and Kerry Muhlestein. “An Egyptian Context for the Sacrifice of Abraham.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 20 no. 2 (2011).
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The plausibility of the attempted offering of Abraham by a priest of pharaoh and the existence of human sacrifice in ancient Egypt have been questioned and debated. This paper presents strong evidence that ritual slaying did exist among ancient Egyptians, with a particular focus on its existence in the Middle Kingdom. It details three individual evidences of human sacrifice found in ancient Egypt. Four different aspects of the attempted offering of Abraham are compared to these Egyptian evidences to illustrate how the story of Abraham fits with the picture of ritual slaying in Middle Kingdom Egypt.

Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
ID = [3269]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 30160  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:35
Gee, John. “An Egyptian View of Abraham.” In Bountiful Harvest: Essays in Honor of S. Kent Brown, edited by Skinner, Andrew C., Davis, D. Morgan, and Griffin, Carl. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2011.
ID = [81766]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:38
Gee, John. “The Egyptian View of Abraham.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [34385]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  abraham,rsc-books  Size: 7152  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:31:39
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Egyptianisms in the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 185.
ID = [81667]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Gee, John. “Eyewitness, Hearsay, and Physical Evidence of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81852]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  abraham,church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:43
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Facsimile 1 as a Sacrifice Scene.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 221.
ID = [81674]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Gee, John. “Facsimile 3 and Book of the Dead 125.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81789]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:40
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Facsimile 3: Judgment Scene or Presentation Scene?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 264.
ID = [81681]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:34
Gee, John. “The Facsimiles.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [34395]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  abraham,rsc-books  Size: 15961  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:31:40
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Fall of Lucifer.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 163.
ID = [81662]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Gee, John. “Fantasy and Reality in the Translation of the Book of Abraham.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): 127-170.
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Abstract: The volume editors of The Joseph Smith Papers Revelations and Translations: Volume 4 propose a theory of translation of the Book of Abraham that is at odds with the documents they publish and with other documents and editorial comments published in the other volumes of the Joseph Smith Papers Project. Two key elements of their proposal are the idea of simultaneous dictation of Book of Abraham Manuscripts in the handwritings of Frederick G. Williams and Warren Parrish, and Joseph Smith’s use of the so-called Alphabet and Grammar. An examination of these theories in the light of the documents published in the Joseph Smith Papers shows that neither of these theories is historically tenable. The chronology the volume editors propose for the translation of the Book of Abraham creates more problems than it solves. A different chronology is proposed. Unfortunately, the analysis shows that the theory of translation of the Book of Abraham adopted by the Joseph Smith Papers volume editors is highly flawed.

ID = [3439]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 64883  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:48
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Foreordination of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 156.
ID = [81660]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Gee, John. “Formulas and Faith.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 21, no. 1 (2012): 60-65.
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The question of where Joseph Smith received the text of the Book of Abraham has elicited three main theories, one of which, held by a minority of church members, is that Joseph translated it from papyri that we no longer have. It is conjectured that if this were the case, then the contents of the Book of Abraham must have been on what nineteenth-century witnesses described as the “long roll.” Two sets of scholars developed mathematical formulas to discover, from the remains of what they believe to be the long roll, what the length of the long roll would have been. However, when these formulas are applied on scrolls of known length, they produce erratic or inconclusive results, thus casting doubt on their ability to accurately conclude how long the long roll would have been.

Keywords: Authorship; Book of Abraham; Faith; Formula; Pearl of Great Price; Translation
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Gee, John. “Four Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 133-152.
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Abstract: Although unknown as deities in Joseph Smith’s day, the names of four associated idolatrous gods (Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmackrah, and Korash) mentioned in the Book of Abraham are attested anciently. Two of them are known to have connections with the practices attributed to them in the Book of Abraham. The odds of Joseph Smith guessing the names correctly is astronomical.

ID = [3499]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 42278  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:53
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Four Sons of Horus (Facsimile 2, Figure 6).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 255.
ID = [81679]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “God Sitting upon His Throne (Facsimile 2, Figure 7).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 259.
ID = [81680]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:34
Gee, John. A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Since the rediscovery of the Joseph Smith Papyri in 1967, the papyri have been the center of conflicting, and often confusing, claims. This full-color, reader-friendly guide contains an overview of the basic facts and major theories about the papyri, along with helpful maps, illustrations, charts, and glossaries of terms and names.
Written by Egyptologist John Gee, this guide reflects not only the latest Egyptological research but also the most recent Latter-day Saint thought about the papyri. It deals with the nature of the papyri, their contents, their provenance, their relationship to the Book of Abraham and the Book of Breathings, current views of believers and detractors, and more.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles; Book of Abraham Translation; Joseph Smith Papyri
ID = [7005]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-books  Size: 84908  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:15:57
Gee, John. “Has Olishem Been Discovered?” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013): 104-107.
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News reports from 2013 identify the site of Oylum Höyük with both the city of Abraham and the ancient city of Ulišum. The latter has been identified with the Olishem of Abraham 1:10. While the preliminary reports are encouraging, the evidence upon which the archaeologists base their identifications has not yet been published. So while there is nothing against the proposed identifications, they are not proven either.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Olishem; Pearl of Great Price
ID = [3302]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 15834  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:37
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Hathor Cow (Facsimile 2, Figure 5).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 251.
ID = [81678]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Gee, John, and Stephen D. Ricks. “Historical Plausibility: The Historicity of the Book of Abraham as a Case Study.” In Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 63–98. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
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Gee, John. “A History of the Joseph Smith Papyri and Book of Abraham.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Transcript of a lecture presented on 3 March 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.John Gee recounts the history of the Joseph Smith papyri, their discovery, travels, and eventual translation. Particular attention is devoted to the reconstruction of the papyri and their relationship to the Book of Abraham. The origin and contents of the Book of Abraham and the Kirtland Egyptian Papers are also discussed.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Egyptology; Joseph Smith Papyri; Kirtland Egyptian Papers
ID = [1515]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1999-03-03  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-reports  Size: 48295  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:09:54
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “How Did Joseph Smith Translate the Book of Abraham?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 29.
ID = [81637]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Human Sacrifice.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 76.
ID = [81643]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Idolatrous God Elkenah.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 80.
ID = [81644]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Idolatrous Priest (Facsimile 1, Figure 3).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 227.
ID = [81675]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Introduction (61:4).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 5.
ID = [81635]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Gee, John. An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
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When the Book of Abraham was first published to the world in 1842, it was published as “a translation of some ancient records that have fallen into [Joseph Smith’s] hands from the catacombs of Egypt, purporting to be the writings of Abraham while he was in Egypt, called ‘The Book of Abraham, Written by his Own Hand, upon Papyrus.’” The resultant record was thus connected with the papyri once owned by Joseph Smith, though which papyrus of the four or five in his possession was never specified. Those papyri would likely interest only a few specialists—were the papyri not bound up in a religious controversy. This controversy covers a number of interrelated issues, and an even greater number of theories have been put forward about these issues. Given the amount of information available, the various theories, and the variety of fields of study the subject requires, misunderstandings and misinformation often prevail. The goal with the Introduction to the Book of Abraham is to make reliable information about the Book of Abraham accessible to the general reader. ISBN 978-1-9443-9406-6

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Gee, John. “Introduction to the Second Edition.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Isis the Pharaoh (Facsimile 3, Figure 2).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 276.
ID = [81683]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:34
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Jews in Ancient Egypt.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 189.
ID = [81668]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Gee, John. “The Joseph Smith Papers Project Stumbles.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 175-186.
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Review of The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Volume 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts, eds. Robin Scott Jensen and Brian M. Hauglid (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2018), 381 pages.
Abstract: Volume 4 of the Revelations and Translations series of the Joseph Smith Papers does not live up to the standards set in previous volumes. While the production values are still top notch, the actual content is substandard. Problems fill the volume, including misplaced photographs and numerous questionable transcriptions beyond the more than two hundred places where the editors admitted they could not read the documents. For this particular volume, producing it incorrectly is arguably worse than not producing it at all.

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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The ‘Kirtland Egyptian Papers’ and the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 45.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Kolob, the Governing One.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 142.
ID = [81658]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Gee, John. “Marginal Characters in the Book of Abraham Manuscripts.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32478]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:30:34
Gee, John. “A Method for Studying the Facsimiles.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): 347-353.
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Review of Allen J. Fletcher. A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles
ID = [564]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 14485  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:08:54
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Name of the Lord.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 107.
ID = [81650]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Gee, John. “New Light on the Joseph Smith Papyri.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 245-259.
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Gee shares the results of his twenty-year studies of the Joseph Smith Papyri, discussing matters that are not widely known.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Joseph Smith Papyri
ID = [574]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 36984  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:08:55
Gee, John. “Notes on the Sons of Horus.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles; Egyptology
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “One Day to a Cubit (Facsimile 2, Figure 1).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 247.
ID = [81677]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Gee, John. “One Side of a Nonexistent Conversation.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 81-85.
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Review of Thomas D. Cottle. The Papyri of Abraham: Facsimiles of the Everlasting Covenant.

Keywords: Book of Abraham
ID = [432]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 10592  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:08:46
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Plain of Olishem.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 88.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Plains of Moreh.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 117.
ID = [81652]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Potiphar’s Hill.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 92.
ID = [81647]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Gee, John, and Brian M. Hauglid. “Preface.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81782]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:39
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Priesthood Ban and the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 56.
ID = [81640]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Gee, John. “Prolegomena to a Study of the Egyptian Alphabet Documents in the Joseph Smith Papers.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): 77-98.
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Abstract: For many theories about the Book of Abraham, the Egyptian Alphabet documents are seen as the key to understanding the translation process. While the original publication of those documents allows many researchers access to the documents for the first time, careful attention to the Joseph Smith Papers as a whole and the practices of Joseph Smith’s scribes in particular allows for improvements in the date, labeling, and understanding of the historical context of the Egyptian Alphabet documents.This essay supports the understanding of these documents found in the other volumes of the Joseph Smith Papers that the Egyptian Alphabet documents are an incidental by-product of the translation process rather than an essential step in that process.

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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Purpose and Function of the Egyptian Hypocephalus.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 234.
ID = [81676]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Relationship between the Book of Abraham and the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 50.
ID = [81639]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Gee, John. “The Relationship of the Book of Abraham Text to the Papyri.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [34388]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  abraham,rsc-books  Size: 6728  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:31:40
Gee, John. “Research and Perspectives: Abraham in Ancient Egyptian Texts.” Ensign, July 1992.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
ID = [50599]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-07-01  Collections:  abraham,ensign,old-test  Size: 12043  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:46:09
Gee, John. “The Role of the Book of Abraham in Latter-day Saint Scripture.” In An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2017.
ID = [34397]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  abraham,rsc-books  Size: 15329  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:31:40
Gee, John. “The Role of the Book of Abraham in the Restoration.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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John Gee provides an overview of how the Book of Abraham came to be in the possession of Joseph Smith, and how it was translated by the Prophet. Gee also discusses three aspects of the book that had doctrinal impact on the restoration, particularly in relation to doctrines of premortal existence.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Doctrine; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Premortal Existence; Restoration; Smith
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Gee, John. “Selling Our Birthright for a Mess of Pottage: The Historical Authenticity of the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
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Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Translation; Historicity
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “A Semitic View of the Facsimiles.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 215.
ID = [81673]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Shinehah, the Sun.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 138.
ID = [81657]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Gee, John. “Shulem, One of the King’s Principal Waiters.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 19 (2016): 383-395.
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Abstract: Shulem is mentioned once in the Book of Abraham. All we are told about him is his name and title. Using onomastics, the study of names, and the study of titles, we can find out more about Shulem than would at first appear. The form of Shulem’s name is attested only at two times: the time period of Abraham and the time period of the Joseph Smith papyri. (Shulem thus constitutes a Book of Abraham bullseye.) If Joseph Smith had gotten the name from his environment, the name would have been Shillem.

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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Shulem, One of the King’s Principal Waiters (Facsimile 3, Figure 5).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 280.
ID = [81684]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:34
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Sobek, the God of Pharaoh.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 83.
ID = [81645]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Gee, John. “Some Puzzles from the Joseph Smith Papyri.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): Article 1.
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This article explores what we know about the Joseph Smith Papyri, whether they are connected to the Book of Abraham, and the approaches that Latter-day Saints and non-LDS scholars take when trying to understand such a connection.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [602]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-review  Size: 59720  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:08:57
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Son of Man.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 159.
ID = [81661]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Gee, John. “Taking Stock.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 113-118.
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Abstract: In a response to my review of their Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts volume, the series editors of the Joseph Smith Papers provided feedback and commentary on two important items. There are other, unaddressed issues this rejoinder examines.

ID = [3547]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 10907  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:57
Gee, John. “Telling the Story of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): 46-59.
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Review of The Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham: A Study of the Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri (1990), by James R. Harris; For His Ka: Essays Offered in Memory of Klaus Baer (1994), edited by David P. Silverman; and The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism (1995), by H. Donl Peterson.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Joseph Smith Papyri
ID = [246]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 34902  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:08:35
Tvedtnes, John A., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
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Tvedtnes, John A., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee, eds. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham. Studies in the Book of Abraham 1, edited by John Gee. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.
ID = [82233]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:05
Gee, John. “A Tragedy of Errors.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4, no. 1 (1992): 93-119.
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Review of . . . By His Own Hand upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri (1992), by Charles M. Larson.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Book of Abraham; Criticism; Pearl of Great Price
ID = [126]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 32492  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:08:28
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Ur of the Chaldees.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 67.
ID = [81641]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “What Egyptian Papyri Did Joseph Smith Possess?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 13.
ID = [81636]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Gee, John. “‘The Wind and the Fire to Be My Chariot’: The Anachronism that Wasn’t.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 50 (2022): 299-320.
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Abstract: In the Book of Abraham, God tells Abraham in Haran, “I cause the wind and the fire to be my chariot” (Abraham 2:7). While this initially might appear to be an anachronism, as the chariot is normally thought to have been introduced later, archaeological finds of chariots at the site of Harran predate Abraham by hundreds of years.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; chariots; Old Babylonia
ID = [8445]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-00-00  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 44790  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:16:50
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Zeptah and Egyptes.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 101.
ID = [81649]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Geilman, David K. “The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism.” BYU Studies 35, no. 4 (1995): 243.
ID = [12033]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-07  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size: 1320  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:20:22
Gillum, Gary P. “Editor’s Preface.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Bible > Old Testament > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
ID = [2191]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:31
Givens, Terryl L. “Joseph Smith: Prophecy, Process, and Plenitude.” BYU Studies 44, no. 4 (2005): 55-68.
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Joseph Smith was an explorer, a discoverer, and a revealer of past worlds. He described an ancient America replete with elaborate detail and daring specificity, rooted and grounded in what he claimed were concrete, palpable artifacts. He recuperated texts of Adam, Abraham, Enoch, and Moses to resurrect and reconstitute a series of past patriarchal ages, not as mere shadows and types of things to come, but as dispensations of gospel fullness equaling, and in some cases surpassing, present plenitude. And he revealed an infinitely receding premortal past—not of the largely mythic Platonic variety and not a mere Wordsworthian, sentimental intimation—but a fully formed realm of human intelligences, divine parents, and heavenly councils.

Keywords: Joseph; Jr.; Prophecy; Prophet; Smith
ID = [11434]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-04  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies,smith-joseph-jr  Size: 29544  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:19:47
Grow, Matthew J., and Matthew C. Godfrey. “The Joseph Smith Papers and the Book of Abraham: A Response to Recent Reviews.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 97-104.
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Abstract: The Joseph Smith Papers welcomes engagement with its work and gratefully acknowledges the important work of various scholars on the Book of Abraham. Recent reviews in the Interpreter of Revelations and Translations, Volume 4, however, significantly misunderstand the purposes and conventions of the project. This response corrects some of those misconceptions, including the idea that the transcript is riddled with errors and the idea that personal agendas drive the analysis in the volume. The complex history of the Book of Abraham can be understood through multiple faithful perspectives, and the Joseph Smith Papers Project affirms the value of robust, respectful, and professional dialogue about our shared history. [Editor’s note: We are pleased to present this response to two recent book reviews in the pages of Interpreter. Consistent with practice in many academic journals, we are also publishing rejoinders from the review authors, immediately following this response.].

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Blumell, Lincoln H., Matthew J. Grey, and Andrew H. Hedges, eds. Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World. Proceedings of the 2013 BYU Church History Symposium. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
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The 2013 BYU Church History Symposium This volume is a collection of essays by prominent LDS scholars–including keynote speakers Richard Bushman and David Holland–that discuss the interest in the ancient world shared by Joseph Smith and the early Latter-day Saints. Topics include Joseph Smith’s fascination with the ancient Americas, his interaction with the Bible, his study of Hebrew and Greek, his reading of Jewish and Christian apocryphal writings, and his work with the Book of Abraham in the context of nineteenth-century Egyptology. Together, these essays demonstrate that Joseph Smith’s interests in antiquity played an important role in his prophetic development as he sought to recover ancient scripture, restore the ancient Church, and bring the Latter-day Saints into fellowship with the sacred past. ISBN 978‐0‐8425‐2966‐2

Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Surveys and Perspectives on Ancient Sources from Outside the Bible
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Historicity and Ancient Threads — General Issues
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Grey, Matthew J. “Approaching Egyptian Papyri through Biblical Language: Joseph Smith’s Use of Hebrew in His Translation of the Book of Abraham.” In Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity, edited by Michael Hubbard MacKay, Mark Ashurst-­McGee, and Brian M. Hauglid, 390–451. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2020.
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Griggs, C. Wilfred. “A Great Fuss about a Scrap of Papyrus.” Review of The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri by Hugh Nibley, Ensign, October 1975. 84.
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Written by an associate member of the Institute for Ancient Studies at Brigham Young University.
A discussion of Hugh Nibley’s book The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri and its contributions to the understanding Latter-day Saints have of the papyri today.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Temples, Cosmos
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Grow, Matthew J., and Matthew C. Godfrey. “The Joseph Smith Papers and the Book of Abraham: A Response to Recent Reviews.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 97-104.
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Abstract: The Joseph Smith Papers welcomes engagement with its work and gratefully acknowledges the important work of various scholars on the Book of Abraham. Recent reviews in the Interpreter of Revelations and Translations, Volume 4, however, significantly misunderstand the purposes and conventions of the project. This response corrects some of those misconceptions, including the idea that the transcript is riddled with errors and the idea that personal agendas drive the analysis in the volume. The complex history of the Book of Abraham can be understood through multiple faithful perspectives, and the Joseph Smith Papers Project affirms the value of robust, respectful, and professional dialogue about our shared history. [Editor’s note: We are pleased to present this response to two recent book reviews in the pages of Interpreter. Consistent with practice in many academic journals, we are also publishing rejoinders from the review authors, immediately following this response.].

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Haggerty, Charles Edward. “A Study of the Book of Abraham.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1946.
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Halverson, Taylor. “‘Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born’ Abraham 3; Moses 4:1-4.” The Interpreter Foundation website. July 4, 2013.
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Gee, John, William J. Hamblin, and Daniel C. Peterson. “And I Saw the Stars – The Book of Abraham and Ancient Geocentric Astronomy.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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Hamblin, William J. “Iconotropy and the JS Abraham Facsimiles.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 7, 2013.
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Hamblin, William J. “The Sôd of YHWH and the Endowment.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 4 (2013): 147-154.
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Abstract: In the Hebrew Bible, the Sôd of God was a council of celestial beings who consulted with God, learned His sôd/secret plan, and then fulfilled that plan. This paper argues that the LDS endowment is, in part, a ritual reenactment of the sôd, where the participants observe the sôd/council of God, learn the sôd/secret plan of God, and covenant to fulfill that plan.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Old Testament Scriptures > 1 & 2 Kings/1 & 2 Chronicles
Old Testament Scriptures > Job
Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Old Testament Scriptures > Jeremiah/Lamentations
Old Testament Scriptures > Twelve Minor Prophets
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Hamblin, William J. “The Sôd of Yhwh and the Endowment.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 39-46.
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Abstract: Most scholars agree that sôd, when used in relationship to God, refers to the heavenly council, which humans may sometimes visit to learn divine mysteries or obtain a prophetic message to deliver to humankind. Biblical texts on this subject can be compared to passages in Latter-day Saint scripture (e.g., 1 Nephi 1:8-18; Abraham 3:22-23). In this article, William Hamblin succinctly summarizes this concept and argues that the Latter-day Saint temple endowment serves as a ritual and dramatic participation in the divine council of God, through which God reveals to the covenanter details of the plan of salvation — the hidden meaning and purpose of creation and the cosmos.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See William J. Hamblin, “The Sôd of Yhwh and the Endowment,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 189–94. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.].

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Divine Council
Book of Mormon Topics > General Topics > Temples
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Harris, James R. “The Saga of the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies 10, no. 1 (1969): 125.
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Gee, John, and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant. Studies in the Book of Abraham 3, edited by John Gee. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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Hauglid, Brian M. “The Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
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Hauglid, Brian M. “The Book of Abraham and Muslim Tradition.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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Hauglid, Brian M. “The Book of Abraham and the Egyptian Project: ‘A Knowledge of Hidden Languages’” In Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World, eds. Lincoln H. Blumell, Matthew J. Grey, and Andrew H. Hedges. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
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Hauglid, Brian M. “‘Look unto Abraham Your Father’” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): 419-423.
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Review of E. Douglas Clark. The Blessing of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Book of Abraham
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
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Hauglid, Brian M. “Nibley’s Abraham in Egypt: Laying the Foundation for Abraham Research.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): Article 9.
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Since 1989, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon has published review essays to help serious readers make informed choices and judgments about books and other publications on topics related to the Latter-day Saint religious tradition. It has also published substantial freestanding essays that made further contributions to the field of Mormon studies. In 1996, the journal changed its name to the FARMS Review with Volume 8, No 1. In 2011, the journal was renamed Mormon Studies Review.
Review of Hugh Nibley. Abraham in Egypt.

Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham
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Gee, John, and Brian M. Hauglid. “Preface.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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Jensen, Robin Scott, and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Revelations and Translations, Volume 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts. Facsimile edition. Joseph Smith Papers. Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2018.
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Hauglid, Brian M., ed. A Textual History of the Book of Abraham: Manuscripts and Editions. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2010.
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In July 1835 at Kirtland Ohio, a traveling antiquities dealer brought to Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, four Egyptian mummies and several rolls of papyri. Upon inspection Smith determined that one of the rolls contained a lost record of the patriarch Abraham. After purchasing these artifacts for $2400 Smith generated through translation five chapters that appeared during March 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois in the Times and Seasons, a Mormon periodical, under the title “The Book of Abraham”. This book has since become a canonized text of scripture for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A Textual History of the Book of Abraham: Manuscripts and Editions serves as a source book for interested researchers and scholars. It includes a brief introduction to the Book of Abraham and a detailed record of textual variants from the time it first appeared in the Times and Seasons until its latest edition (1981). This volume also produces for the first time typographic transcriptions with facing grayscale images of the surviving handwritten manuscripts of the Book of Abraham. Several appendices offer additional helpful resources such as contemporary accounts related to the translation of the Book of Abraham and a full set of color high-res images of the surviving Abraham manuscripts. A valuable reference tool for scholars interested in researching the textual history of the Book of Abraham.

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Hauglid, Brian M. “Thoughts on the Book of Abraham.” In No Weapon Shall Prosper, ed. Robert L. Millet. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
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Tvedtnes, John A., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
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Tvedtnes, John A., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee, eds. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham. Studies in the Book of Abraham 1, edited by John Gee. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.
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Blumell, Lincoln H., Matthew J. Grey, and Andrew H. Hedges, eds. Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World. Proceedings of the 2013 BYU Church History Symposium. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
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The 2013 BYU Church History Symposium This volume is a collection of essays by prominent LDS scholars–including keynote speakers Richard Bushman and David Holland–that discuss the interest in the ancient world shared by Joseph Smith and the early Latter-day Saints. Topics include Joseph Smith’s fascination with the ancient Americas, his interaction with the Bible, his study of Hebrew and Greek, his reading of Jewish and Christian apocryphal writings, and his work with the Book of Abraham in the context of nineteenth-century Egyptology. Together, these essays demonstrate that Joseph Smith’s interests in antiquity played an important role in his prophetic development as he sought to recover ancient scripture, restore the ancient Church, and bring the Latter-day Saints into fellowship with the sacred past. ISBN 978‐0‐8425‐2966‐2

Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Surveys and Perspectives on Ancient Sources from Outside the Bible
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Historicity and Ancient Threads — General Issues
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Hedges, Andrew H. “A Wanderer in a Strange Land: Abraham in America, 1800-1850.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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Heward, Grant S. “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: The Joseph Smith Papyri: The Source of the Book of Abraham Identified.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 2 (Summer 1968): 92-97.
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Hovorka, Janet. “Sarah and Hagar: Ancient Women of the Abrahamic Covenant.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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Howard, Richard P. “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: The Joseph Smith Papyri: A Tentative Approach to the Book of Abraham.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3, no. 2 (Summer 1968): 88-92.
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Hurlbut, Jennifer. “Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant.” BYU Studies 46, no. 3 (2007): 191.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 1 (Moses 1; Abraham 3).” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 21, 2021.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 2 (Genesis 1-2; Moses 2-3; Abraham 4-5).” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 28, 2021.
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Keywords: Come Follow Me; audio; Old Testament; roundtable
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
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Interpreter Foundation. “Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 7 (Genesis 12–17; Abraham 1–2).” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 01, 2022.
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Keywords: Come Follow Me; audio; Old Testament; roundtable
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 1 (Moses 1; Abraham 3).” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 21, 2021.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 2 (Genesis 1–2; Moses 2–3; Abraham 4–5).” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 28, 2021.
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Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Moses; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 7 (Genesis 12–17; Abraham 1–2).” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 01, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Abraham; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 1.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 22, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 10.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 24, 2022.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 11.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 31, 2022.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 2.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 29, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 3.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 5, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Abraham; facsimiles; Hugh Nibley; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 4.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 12, 2022.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 5.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 19, 2022.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 6.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 26, 2022.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 7.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 4, 2022.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 8.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 10, 2022.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 9.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 17, 2022.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Nibley Lectures: Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series (Joseph Smith—Matthew).” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 08, 2022.
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Keywords: Hugh Nibley; Joseph Smith-History; Joseph Smith—Matthew; Nibley
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Interpreter Foundation. “Scholarly Support for the Book of Abraham.” The Interpreter Foundation website. August 25, 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Scripture Roundtable: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 27, ‘They Must Needs Be Chastened and Tried, Even as Abraham".” The Interpreter Foundation website. June 16, 2017.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 2, ‘Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born".” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 22, 2013.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3, The Creation.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 22, 2013.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
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Interpreter Foundation. “Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7, The Abrahamic Covenant.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 28, 2014.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
ID = [6260]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-01-28  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 909  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:14:57
Interpreter Foundation. “Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 9, ‘God Will Provide Himself a Lamb’” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 8, 2014.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
ID = [6262]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-02-08  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 1990  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:14:58
Interpreter Foundation. “Stephen Smoot on ‘The Book of the Dead as a Temple Text and Its Implications for the Book of Abraham’” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 11, 2015.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
ID = [5127]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2015-05-11  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 520  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:13:24

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Jackson, Kent P. “An Age of Contrasts: From Adam to Abraham.” Ensign 26, no. 2, February 1986, 28–30.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Doctrines and Teachings
Old Testament Topics > Old Testament: Overviews and Manuals
ID = [2602]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1986-02-01  Collections:  abraham,ensign,moses,old-test  Size: 11228  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:57
Jackson, Kent P. “The Book of Abraham.” Chap. 20 in From Apostasy to Restoration, 210–17. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1996.
ID = [82201]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:03
Jackson, Kent P. “The Covenant of Abraham.” Chap. 11 in The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis, 127–37. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
ID = [82199]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  abraham,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:03
Jackson, Kent P. “Matriarchs and Patriarchs.” Chap. 12 in The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis, 138–52. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
ID = [82200]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  abraham,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:03
Jackson, Kent P. The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2001.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Doctrines and Teachings
Old Testament Topics > Restoration and Joseph Smith
ID = [2485]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  abraham,old-test  Size:   Children: 2  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:49
Jensen, Robin Scott, Kerry Muhlestein, and Scott C. Esplin. “Discussing Difficult Topics: The Book of Abraham.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 3 (2020).
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > T — Z > Testimony
ID = [38324]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-03  Collections:  abraham,rel-educ  Size: 54577  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:35:29
Jensen, Robin Scott, and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Revelations and Translations, Volume 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts. Facsimile edition. Joseph Smith Papers. Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2018.
ID = [82217]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:04
Johnson, Hollis R. “One Day to a Cubit.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 3 (2013): 223-230.
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Abstract: An investigation of ancient astronomy shows that a cubit was used not only as the metric of length (elbow to fingertip) but also as a metric of angle in the sky. That suggested a new interpretation that fits naturally: the brightest celestial object—the sun—moves eastward around the sky, relative to the stars, during the course of a year, by one cubit per day!.

ID = [4376]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 12436  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:12:27
Johnson, Mark J. “Scriptures through the Jeweler’s Lens.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 85-108.
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Review of Terryl Givens with Brian Hauglid, The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism’s Most Controversial Scripture (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). 285 pages. $34.95 (hardback).
Abstract: Among the many revelatory works of Joseph Smith, members and scholars alike seem to give lesser attention to what is found in the Pearl of Great Price. In The Pearl of Greatest Price, Terryl Givens and Brian Hauglid attempt to provide some of the attention that has been lacking. The result is a book that, while spotty in places, provides a good resource that should receive wide exposure in academic circles. Believing members, on the other hand, may find the book lacking or downright questionable because of the secular approach it takes to dealing with scripture understood to have a divine provenance.

ID = [3522]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal,moses  Size: 58080  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:55
Johnson, Mark J. “Scriptures with Pictures: Methodology, Unexamined Assumptions, and the Study of the Book of Abraham.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 25 (2017): 1-59.
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Abstract: Research on the origins and nature of the Book of Abraham and the accompanying facsimiles has long been hampered by faulty methodology. And while the last few years have seen a significant reexamination of the assumptions that represent the underpinning of our understandings of the Book of Abraham, some unexamined assumptions persist. This study addresses seven aspects of the Book of Abraham, which include a discussion of the sources, the process, the results, the content, the witnesses, and the historical background. For each of these aspects, this study identifies lingering assumptions and shows how a proper methodology can validate or eliminate these assumptions from the scholarly discourse.

ID = [3685]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 65206  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:12:07

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Kulik, Alexander. “Apocalypse of Abraham.” In Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture, 3 vols., edited by Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel and Lawrence H. Schiffman, 2:1453–1481. Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society, 2013.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Selection of Ancient Sources > Apocalypse of Abraham — Primary Sources
ID = [2617]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  abraham,moses,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:58
Kulik, Alexander. Retroverting Slavonic Pseudepigrapha: Toward the Original of the Apocalypse of Abraham. Text-Critical Studies 3, edited by James R. Adair, Jr. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2004.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Selection of Ancient Sources > Apocalypse of Abraham — Primary Sources
ID = [2490]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  abraham,moses,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:49

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Lane, Jennifer Clark. “The Redemption of Abraham.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81793]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:40
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., and David J. Larsen. “L’Apocalypse d’Abraham: Témoin Ancien du Livre de Moïse (The Apocalypse of Abraham : Ancient Witness of the Book of Moses).” Invited lecture at the FAIR France Conference, Strasbourg, France. March 29, 2009.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Non-English Resources
ID = [4464]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2009-03-29  Collections:  abraham,bradshaw,moses,old-test  Size: 25527  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:12:33
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., and David J. Larsen. “Die Apokalypse Abrahams: Ein antiker Zeuge für das Buch Mose (The Apocalypse of Abraham : Ancient Witness of the Book of Moses).” Invited lecture at the FAIR Germany Conference, Frankfurt, Germany. 28 March 2009.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Non-English Resources
ID = [4460]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2009-03-28  Collections:  abraham,bradshaw,moses,old-test  Size: 67242  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:12:33
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock. “Moses 1 and the Apocalypse of Abraham: Twin Sons of Different Mothers?” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 179-290.
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Abstract: This article highlights the striking resemblances between Moses 1 and a corresponding account from the Apocalypse of Abraham (ApAb), one of the earliest and most important Jewish texts describing heavenly ascent. Careful comparative analysis demonstrates a sustained sequence of detailed affinities in narrative structure that go beyond what Joseph Smith could have created out of whole cloth from his environment and his imagination. The article also highlights important implications for the study of the Book of Moses as a temple text. Previous studies have suggested that the story of Enoch found in the Pearl of Great Price might be understood as the culminating episode of a temple text woven throughout chapters 2–8 of the Book of Moses. The current article is a conceptual bookend to these earlier studies, demonstrating that the account of heavenly ascent in Moses 1 provides a compelling prelude to a narrative outlining laws and liturgy akin to what could have been used anciently as part of ritual ascent within earthly temples.

Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Historicity and Ancient Threads — General Issues
Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 1 — Visions of Moses
ID = [3501]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bradshaw,interpreter-journal,moses,old-test  Size: 64437  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:53
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “The Book of Abraham with Robin Scott Jensen.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 7, 2018.
ID = [5473]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-11-07  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-website  Size: 4326  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:13:50
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “Producing Ancient Scripture — ‘Approaching Egyptian Papyri through Biblical Language: Joseph Smith’s Use of Hebrew in His Translation of the Book of Abraham’ with Matthew J. Grey.” The Interpreter Foundation website. August 26, 2020.
ID = [5498]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-08-26  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-website  Size: 2109  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:13:52
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “Sephardic Hebrew in the Book of Abraham with Matthew Grey.” The Interpreter Foundation website. August 30, 2017.
ID = [5435]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-08-30  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-website  Size: 2628  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:13:47
Lewis, John S. “The Scale of Creation in Space and Time.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 8 (2014): 71-80.
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Abstract: The accounts of creation in Genesis, Moses, and Abraham as well as in higher endowments of knowledge given to the faithful are based on visions in which the seer lacked the vocabulary to describe and the knowledge to interpret what he saw and hence was obliged to record his experiences in the imprecise language available to him. Modern attempts to explain accounts of these visions frequently make use of concepts and terminology that are completely at odds with the understanding of ancient peoples: they project anachronistic concepts that the original seer would not have recognized. This article reviews several aspects of the creation stories in scripture for the purpose of distinguishing anachronistic modern reinterpretations from the content of the original vision.
This essay derives from a presentation made at the 2013 Interpreter Symposium on Science and Religion: Cosmos, Earth, and Man on November 9, 2013. Details on the event, including links to videos, are available at journal.interpreterfoundation.org. An expanded version of the symposium proceedings will be published in hardcopy and digital formats.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
ID = [4317]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal,moses,old-test  Size: 17209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:12:23
Lindsay, Jeff. “Book of Abraham Polemics: Dan Vogel’s Broad Critique of the Defense of the Book of Abraham.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 47 (2021): 107-150.
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Review of Dan Vogel, Book of Abraham Apologetics: A Review and Critique (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2021). 250 pp. $18.95 (softback).

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


ID = [4623]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 64567  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:12:43
Lindsay, Jeff. “John Gee’s ‘Introduction to the Book of Abraham’: A Lifetime of Book of Abraham Scholarship Distilled into a Valuable Book for a Broad Audience.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 10, 2017.
ID = [4862]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-10  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-website  Size: 27770  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:13:03
Lindsay, Jeff. “A Precious Resource with Some Gaps.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 13-104.
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Review of The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Volume 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts, eds. Robin Scott Jensen and Brian M. Hauglid (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2018), 381 pages.
Abstract: The publication of high-resolution documents and carefully prepared transcripts related to the origins of the Book of Abraham in The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Volume 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts is a remarkable achievement that can help students of Church history and of the Book of Abraham explore many aspects of that volume of scripture for themselves. The book, especially when coupled with the resources and advanced interface of the Joseph Smith Papers website, will provide lasting value for scholars, students, and anyone wishing to better understand the Book of Abraham and its complex origins. However, there are some gaps in the book that must be understood, including a mix of minor errors, questionable assumptions, and a few major problems that can unnecessarily lead readers to question the ancient roots and the divine inspiration behind the Book of Abraham. A future addendum could help resolve many such issues and would be a welcome addition. However, there may be a fundamental flaw in the commentary that tends to align with the way critics of the Church approach the Book of Abraham as a product of Joseph’s environment rather than a text rooted in revelation and antiquity. Sadly, in spite of hundreds of footnotes with extensive references to the research and perspectives of some scholars, this volume tends to exclude a great deal of relevant research provided by some noteworthy scholars. For example, it fails to mention even once the past scholarship of Hugh Nibley on these documents and generally neglects the work of other scholars that can point to the strengths of the Book of Abraham and give tools for coping with the thorny issues. The openness about the conundrums of the Book of Abraham should be encouraged, but it should be balanced with at least an awareness that there are noteworthy positives that readers can weigh against the question marks, and that there are frameworks that can help faithful readers understand how a divinely revealed text can be produced by the same man who wanted to begin learning Egyptian and Hebrew after he had already provided divine translation. Such a balance is needed in a book from the Church dealing with such sensitive issues, where misunderstanding has led some people out of the Church. Sadly, in spite of its many achievements in opening the doors to the documents associated with the Book of Abraham, this book lacks the balance that is needed.

ID = [3559]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 65009  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:58
Lindsay, Jeff. “A Welcome Response, but Flaws Remain.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 105-112.
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Abstract: After Interpreter published my lengthy paper that discussed apparent bias and flaws in scholarship in the Joseph Smith Papers volume on the Book of Abraham, two members of the JSP Project team have responded with a defense of their volume. Their reply is welcome and points to some of the strengths in the methodology behind much of the volume. However, the specific evidence for bias and flawed scholarship seems to stand and merits further attention.

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Ludlow, Jared W. “Abraham’s Visions of the Heavens.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81786]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:40
Lund, Christopher C. “A Letter Regarding the Acquisition of the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies 20, no. 4 (1980): 402.
ID = [9182]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-01-03  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size: 671  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:17:33
Lundquist, John M. “Was Abraham at Ebla? A Cultural Background of the Book of Abraham.” In Studies in Scriptures, Volume 2: The Pearl of Great Price, edited by Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson, 225–37. Sandy, Utah: Randall Book, 1985.
ID = [82225]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:16:04
Lyon, Michael. “Appreciating Hypocephali as Works of Art and Faith.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. Transcript of a lecture presented on 24 March 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.
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Michael Lyon examines the importance and significance of hypocephali as works of art and expressions of religious belief. Facsimile 2, associated with the Book of Abraham, belongs to this class of documents. Lyon illustrates that hypocephali symbolize the sacred center of the universe, expressed in Facsimile 2 as well as in the shield of Achilles and the mandala tradition.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price
ID = [8416]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:16:48

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Mackay, Thomas W. “Abraham in Egypt: A Collation of Evidence for the Case of the Missing Wife.” Brigham Young University Studies 10, no. 4 (1970): 429-451.
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Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Sarah (Wife of Abraham)
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Old Testament Topics > Women in the Old Testament
ID = [9651]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1970-01-03  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,byu-studies,old-test  Size: 60539  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:18:00
Matthews, Robert J. “Beyond the Biblical Account: Adam, Enoch, Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham, and Moses in Latter-day Revelation.” In A Witness of Jesus Christ: The 18th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, ed. Richard D. Draper, 134–54. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Old Testament Topics > Bible: LDS Interpretation
Old Testament Topics > Restoration and Joseph Smith
ID = [67097]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  abraham,moses,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:02:05
Mercer, Samuel A. B. “Joseph Smith as an Interpreter and Translator of Egyptian.” Utah Survey 1 (September 1913): 4-36.
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A defense of F. S. Spaulding’s pamphlet Joseph Smith Jr., As a Translator that shows that Joseph Smith was either self-deceived or an impostor. Compares the facsimiles in Abraham and the characters of the Anthon transcript and asserts that the Book of Abraham and the Book of Mormon were written in the same Egyptian and therefore the Book of Mormon may be judged on the same basis as the Book of Abraham. The facsimiles have been proven to be falsely translated—thus the Book of Mormon also must surely be a false translation or a product of Joseph Smith.

ID = [79645]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1913-09-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:13:41
Messenger and Advocate Staff. “Egyptian Mummies.” Messenger and Advocate Vol. 2, no. 3: December 1835.
ID = [76411]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1835-12-01  Collections:  abraham,mess-adv  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:10:36
Rhodes, Michael D., and J. Ward Moody. “Astronomy and the Creation in the Book of Abraham.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
ID = [81784]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  abraham,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:40
Moody, J. Ward. “Times of Reckoning and Set Times in Abraham 3.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 1-14.
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Abstract: The third chapter of Abraham considers two types of times regarding the moon, the earth, and the planets: “times of reckoning” and “set times.” A straightforward interpretation of these two times, if correct, sheds light on the cosmology known to Abraham. “Times of reckoning” may be understood as the times of celestial movements directly observed or reckoned by someone standing on the surface of the earth. These times would most likely be synodic, meaning the motion being considered is referenced to the sun, but they could also be sidereal, meaning referenced to the stars. Observed from the earth’s surface, times of reckoning would naturally have a geocentric perspective. “Set times,” on the other hand, may refer to times of motion established or set by God. These would be the orbital motions intrinsic to the bodies themselves. They would be sidereal and, with the exception of the moon — which would still be geocentric, would be from a heliocentric or even wider galactocentric point of view. With this interpretation, Abraham 3:5‒10 may be an account of God elevating Abraham’s knowledge of heavenly motions from that which is seen and measured by looking at the sky to that which actually exists in space. Such knowledge, likely possessed by the prophet Mormon as well, provided a natural means for Abraham to teach Pharaoh of the supremacy of God.

ID = [3492]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal  Size: 32961  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:11:53
Morris, Larry E. “The Book of Abraham: Ask the Right Questions and Keep On Looking.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): 355-380.
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Review of Robert K. Ritner. “The ‘Breathing Permit of Hôr’ Thirtyfour Years Later.” Dialogue 33/4 (2000): 97–119. Review of Robert K. Ritner. “ ‘The Breathing Permit of Hôr’ among the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 62/3 (2003): 161–77.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Joseph Smith Papyri
ID = [494]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 61383  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:08:50
Muehlstein, Kerry. “The Book of Abraham and Unnoticed Assumptions.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32524]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size: 39714  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:30:37
Muehlstein, Kerry. “Egyptian Papers and the Translation of the Book of Abraham: What Careful Applications of the Evidence Can and Cannot Tell Us.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32687]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:30:45
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham and Idrimi.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 71.
ID = [81642]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham and Osiris (Facsimile 3, Figure 1).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 270.
ID = [81682]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:34
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham the Seer.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 129.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abrahamic Astronomy.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 135.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Abrahamic Covenant.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 121.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abrahamic Legends and Lore.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 193.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Abraham’s Converts in Haran.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 113.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Ancient Egyptian View of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 197.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Ancient Near Eastern Creation Myths.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 172.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Ancient Owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 201.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Appendix: Book of Abraham Bibliography.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 285.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Approaching the Facsimiles.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 209.
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “Approaching Understandings in the Book of Abraham.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 2 (2006): Article 8.
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Review of John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant.

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Muhlestein, Kerry. “Assessing the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Introduction to the Historiography of their Acquisitions, Translations, and Interpretations.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 22 (2016): 17-49.
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Abstract: The Book of Abraham has attracted a great deal of scholarly attention since some of the papyri once owned by Joseph Smith were rediscovered. A focus of this attention has been the source of the Book of Abraham, with some contending that the extant fragments are the source, while others have argued that the source is either other papyri or something else altogether. New investigations suggest that, while the relationship between papyri and text is not clear, it is clear that the fragments are not the source and that the method of translation was not the Kirtland Egyptian Papers. Additionally, further investigations into the source of the Book of Abraham as well as the interpretations of the facsimiles have made it clear that much of the controversy about the Book of Abraham has been based on untested assumptions. Book of Abraham studies have made significant strides forward in the last few decades, while some avenues of research are in need of further pursuit.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Blood of the Canaanites.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 98.
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “The Book of Abraham, Joseph Smith, Revelation, and You.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, November 12, 2013.
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “The Book of Abraham, Revelation, and You.” Ensign, December 2018.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “By His Own Hand upon Papyrus.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 175.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Chiasmus in the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 181.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Conclusion.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 283.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Creation from Chaos.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 168.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Did Abraham Lie about His Wife, Sarai?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 125.
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Jensen, Robin Scott, Kerry Muhlestein, and Scott C. Esplin. “Discussing Difficult Topics: The Book of Abraham.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 3 (2020).
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > T — Z > Testimony
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Divine Council.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 150.
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Gee, John, and Kerry Muhlestein. “An Egyptian Context for the Sacrifice of Abraham.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 20 no. 2 (2011).
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The plausibility of the attempted offering of Abraham by a priest of pharaoh and the existence of human sacrifice in ancient Egypt have been questioned and debated. This paper presents strong evidence that ritual slaying did exist among ancient Egyptians, with a particular focus on its existence in the Middle Kingdom. It details three individual evidences of human sacrifice found in ancient Egypt. Four different aspects of the attempted offering of Abraham are compared to these Egyptian evidences to illustrate how the story of Abraham fits with the picture of ritual slaying in Middle Kingdom Egypt.

Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “Egyptian Papyri and the Book of Abraham.” In No Weapon Shall Prosper, ed. Robert L. Millet. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “Egyptian Papyri and the Book of Abraham: Some Questions and Answers.” Religious Educator Vol. 11 no. 1 (2010).
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrifice
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Egyptianisms in the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 185.
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “Encircling Astronomy and the Egyptians: An Approach to Abraham 3.” Religious Educator Vol. 10 no. 1 (2009).
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “‘Encircling Astronomy and the Egyptians: An Approach to Abraham 3’” In By Study and by Faith, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2012.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
RSC Topics > G — K > God the Father
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “The Explanation-Defying Book of Abraham.” In A Reason for Faith, ed. Laura H. Hales. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Facsimile 1 as a Sacrifice Scene.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 221.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Facsimile 3: Judgment Scene or Presentation Scene?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 264.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Fall of Lucifer.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 163.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Foreordination of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 156.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Four Sons of Horus (Facsimile 2, Figure 6).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 255.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “God Sitting upon His Throne (Facsimile 2, Figure 7).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 259.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Hathor Cow (Facsimile 2, Figure 5).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 251.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “How Did Joseph Smith Translate the Book of Abraham?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 29.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Human Sacrifice.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 76.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Idolatrous God Elkenah.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 80.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Idolatrous Priest (Facsimile 1, Figure 3).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 227.
ID = [81675]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Introduction (61:4).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 5.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Isis the Pharaoh (Facsimile 3, Figure 2).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 276.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Jews in Ancient Egypt.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 189.
ID = [81668]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:33
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The ‘Kirtland Egyptian Papers’ and the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 45.
ID = [81638]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:31
Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Kolob, the Governing One.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 142.
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “La astronomía y los egipcios: Un enfoque a Abraham 3.” In Buscad Diligentemente, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and David M. Whitchurch. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
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Muhlestein, Kerry. Let’s Talk about the Book of Abraham. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2022.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Name of the Lord.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 107.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “One Day to a Cubit (Facsimile 2, Figure 1).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 247.
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “Papyri and Presumptions: A Careful Examination of the Eyewitness Accounts Associated with the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Journal of Mormon History 42, no. 4 (2016): 31–50.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Plain of Olishem.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 88.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Plains of Moreh.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 117.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Potiphar’s Hill.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 92.
ID = [81647]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-04  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 11:15:32
Muhlestein, Kerry, and Alexander L. Baugh. “Preserving the Joseph Smith Papyri Fragments: What Can We Learn from the Paper on Which the Papyri Were Mounted?” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
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This article discusses possible explanations regarding the procedures Joseph Smith and his associates used in mounting the Joseph Smith Papyri fragments and their reasons for doing so. The backing materials, some of which contain drawings of a temple plan and plat sketches of northeastern Ohio townships, provide a valuable historical artifact that helps historians answer questions associated with the papyri. The dimensions, gluing techniques, and cutting patterns of the backing paper and papyri also help explain the mounting process, as does an examination of the handwriting on the backing paper. Careful analysis suggests that a portion of the backing material came from several sheets of paper glued together to make a large sheet on which plans for a temple were drawn. Historical evidence suggests that in late 1837 or early 1838, pieces of papyri were glued to this and other papers and cut into smaller pieces, some of which were put under glass to preserve the papyrus fragments from further deterioration.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Priesthood Ban and the Book of Abraham.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 56.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Purpose and Function of the Egyptian Hypocephalus.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 234.
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “Raising the Abrahamic Discourse: An Essay on the Nature of Dialogues About the Book of Abraham.” The Interpreter Foundation website. August 25, 2020.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Relationship between the Book of Abraham and the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 50.
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Muhlestein, Kerry. “The Religious and Cultural Background of Joseph Smith Papyrus I.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 1 (2013).
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Throughout its history, ancient Egyptian religion showed a remarkable capacity for adopting new religious ideas and characters and adapting them for use in an already existing system of worship. This process continued, and perhaps accelerated, during the Groco-Roman era of Egyptian history. Egyptian priests readily used foreign religious characters in their rituals and religious formulas, particularly from Greek and Jewish religions. Religious texts demonstrate that Egyptian priests knew of both biblical and nonbiblical accounts of many Jewish figures--especially Jehova, Abraham, and Moses--by about 200 BC. Knowing this religio-cultural background helps us understand how the priest in Thebes who owned Joseph Smith Papyrus I would have been familiar with stories of Abraham.

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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “A Semitic View of the Facsimiles.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 215.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Shinehah, the Sun.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 138.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Shulem, One of the King’s Principal Waiters (Facsimile 3, Figure 5).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 280.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Sobek, the God of Pharaoh.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 83.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “The Son of Man.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 159.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Ur of the Chaldees.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 67.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “What Egyptian Papyri Did Joseph Smith Possess?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 13.
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Smoot, Stephen O., John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson. “Zeptah and Egyptes.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022): 101.
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Nadig, Peter C. “We Beg You, Our King! Some Reflections on the Jews in Persian and Ptolemaic Egypt.” In Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant: Proceedings of the 1999 Book of Abraham Conference, edited by Gee, John, and Hauglid, Brian M. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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Needle, Jeffrey. Review of An Approach to the Book of Abraham, by Hugh Nibley. Association for Mormon Letters, 14 October 2009.
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham.” Lecture given on 14 June 1995, LDS Institute, Utah Valley State College.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Bible > Old Testament > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham and the Great Year-Rite.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.
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One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.
This chapter helps to distinguish between myth, ritual, and history, especially as they connect with Egyptian annual year-rites.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Bible > Old Testament > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples > Ritual Patterns, Great Year-Rites, Universal Gospel Culture
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Nibley, Hugh W. Abraham in Egypt. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981. xi + 288 pp.
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Republished in 2000 in a second edition with new materials and illustrations as Abraham in Egypt, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 14.
Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture.

See also: Abraham in Egypt (2000)
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Bible > Old Testament > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
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Nibley, Hugh W. Abraham in Egypt. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 14. Edited by Gary P. Gillum. Illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000. xxxiii + 705 pp.
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Considered by many to be a classic in LDS literature, this new edition of Abraham in Egypt [published in association with the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS)] contains all the material from the first edition as well as additions from Nibley’s 1968–70 Improvement Era series “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.”
In 1968–70, Hugh Nibley wrote a series of articles for the Improvement Era titled “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.” Brother Nibley asked that some of these articles be made into chapters to be added to Abraham in Egypt. These new chapters are what constitutes the new edition; no changes were made to the original chapters. For the articles, Nibley drew from many Jewish and rabbinical sources, while his work in the first edition was based on Egyptian material.

See also: Abraham in Egypt (1981)
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Bible > Old Testament > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Old Testament Topics > Symposia and Collections of Essays
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley (CWHN)
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham’s Creation Drama.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. Transcript of a lecture presented on 6 April 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.
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Hugh Nibley discusses how Abraham was an ordinary man who held no office and worked no miracles, and yet he was one of the greatest minds of the last forty centuries. Nibley discusses Abraham’s relationship with the temple and gives an overview of the ancient temple. He also shows how the Book of Abraham answers what Nibley calls the “terrible questions”: Where do I come from? Why am I here? How does the universe figure in the gospel? How did it all begin, and how will it all end? Nibley argues that the vision given to Abraham in the Book of Abraham contains stage directions indicating that the vision is dramatized, and the Book of Abraham includes the script.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham
ID = [8358]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:16:45
Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham’s Creation Drama.” Talk given on 6 April 1999, Joseph Smith Building auditorium, Brigham Young University, and later at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, as part of the Book of Abraham Lecture Series sponsored by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Transcript of a lecture presented on 6 April 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.
Hugh Nibley discusses how Abraham was an ordinary man who held no office and worked no miracles, and yet he was one of the greatest minds of the last forty centuries.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Bible > Old Testament > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham’s Temple Drama.” In The Temple in Time and Eternity, edited by Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks, 1—42. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Reprinted in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 17, 445–82.
Here, Nibley identifies elements of the creation drama that appear in the book of Abraham and elsewhere in the ancient world.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Bible > Old Testament > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples > Ordinances
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples > Ritual Patterns, Great Year-Rites, Universal Gospel Culture
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham’s Temple Drama.” In Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 17. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2008.
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One of the stunning aspects of Dr. Hugh Nibley’s genius was his persistent sense of wonder. That trait induced him to range widely through very disparate subjects of study—all covered in volume 17 of The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple. In this compilation of materials, most of which have been published previously outside the Collected Works volumes, Nibley explores the ancient Egyptians, the temple, the life sciences, world literature, ancient Judaism, and Joseph Smith and the Restoration. The contents of this volume illustrate the breadth of his interest through autobiographical sketches, interviews, book reviews, forewords to books, letters, memorial tributes, Sunday School lessons, and various writings about the temple.
Here, Nibley identifies elements of the creation drama that appear in the book of Abraham and elsewhere in the ancient world.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Bible > Old Testament > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples > Ordinances
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples > Ritual Patterns, Great Year-Rites, Universal Gospel Culture
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Alexander the Great.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.
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One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Classical Studies, Egyptian Studies
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Nibley, Hugh W. “All the Court’s a Stage: Facsimile 3, a Royal Mumming.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Bible > Old Testament > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Joseph Smith Papyri, Book of Breathings, Book of the Dead, Facsimiles, Egyptology, Hypocephalus
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendix 2: From the Odes of Solomon.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

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

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

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Ancient Texts > Gospel of Thomas, The Pearl
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendix 4: From the Pistis Sophia.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
Display Abstract  

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

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

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

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Ancient Texts > Cyril of Jerusalem’s Lectures on the Ordinances
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendix 6: From the Gospel of Philip.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
Display Abstract  

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

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Ancient Texts > Gospel of Philip
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendixes.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.
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One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Joseph Smith Papyri, Book of Breathings, Book of the Dead, Facsimiles, Egyptology, Hypocephalus
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Approach to Facsimile II.” Lecture given on 17 May 1985, in Washington, DC.
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A 36-page typescript, with an additional 8 pages of figures.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Joseph Smith Papyri, Book of Breathings, Book of the Dead, Facsimiles, Egyptology, Hypocephalus
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Approach to Facsimile II.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985. Talk given May 17, 1985, Washington D.C.
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Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham; Facsimile 2
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Nibley, Hugh W. An Approach to the Book of Abraham. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 18. Edited by John Gee, illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009. xxxix + 632 pp.
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This volume contains diverse essays, including Nibley’s “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” a three-year series of lengthy articles from the Improvement Era. According to Nibley, “Until now, no one has done much more than play around with the bedizening treasury of the Pearl of Great Price. They would not, we could not, make of the Book of Abraham an object of serious study. The time has come to change all that.”

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley (CWHN)
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham
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Nibley, Hugh W. “As Things Stand at the Moment.” Brigham Young University Studies 9, no. 1. (1968): 69–102.
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Reprinted in Studies of the Books of Moses and Abraham: Articles from BYU Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
A review of a piece by Wallace Turner arguing against the authenticity of the Joesph Smith Papyri and the Book of Abraham, and a defense of the papyri and book themselves.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham
ID = [1080]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  abraham,byu-studies,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:09:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “As Things Stand at the Moment.” In An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.
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Originally printed as an article in BYU Studies.
A review of a piece by Wallace Turner arguing against the authenticity of the Joesph Smith Papyri and the Book of Abraham, and a defense of the papyri and book themselves.

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

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Ancient Texts
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Author’s Preface to the First Edition.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Bible > Old Testament > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Characters > Abraham, Sarah, Abram, Sarai
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Nibley, Hugh W. “The Book of Abraham and the Book of the Dead.” In Abraham in Egypt, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 14, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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The Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of Latter-day Saint scripture brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith, has been attacked by critics since its publication in 1842. In Abraham in Egypt, LDS scholar Hugh Nibley draws on his erudition in ancient languages, literature, and history to defend the book on historical and doctrinal grounds. Nibley examines the Book of Abraham’s striking connections with ancient texts and Egyptian religion and culture. He discusses the book’s many nonbiblical themes that are found in apocryphal literature not known or available in Smith’s day. In opening up many other lines of inquiry, Nibley lays an essential foundation for further research on the biblical patriarch Abraham. This enlarged, second edition of Nibley’s classic 1981 work of the same title updates the endnotes, includes many illustrations, and adds several chapters taken from a series of articles in the Improvement Era entitled “A Look at the Pearl of Great Price,” which Nibley wrote between 1968 and 1970.
A stimulating comparison and analysis of the Apocalypse of Abraham and the Testament of Abraham, presenting the two traditions and offering others that have specif relevance to the Book of Abraham.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Ancient Texts > Book of the Dead
Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Joseph Smith Papyri, Book of Breathings, Book of the Dead, Facsimiles, Egyptology, Hypocephalus
ID = [2193]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  abraham,nibley,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:31
Nibley, Hugh W. “Book of Breathings, P. Louvre 3284.” “Book of Breathings, P. Louvre 3284,” an English translation. 1968.
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Nibley’s own translation of an Egyptian funerary text.
This is Nibley’s translation of the most famous parallel version of the Egyptian text once in the possession of Joseph Smith. Cf. Richard A. Parker, “The Book of Breathings (Fragment 1, The ‘Sensen’ Text, with Restorations from Louvre Papyrus 3284),” Dialogue 3/2 (1968): 98–99; and Klaus Baer, “The Breathing Permit of Hôr: A Translation of the Apparent Source of the Book of Abraham,” Dialogue 3/3 (1968): 109–34. The hieratic text of P. Louvre 3284 is reproduced in BYU Studies 11/2 (1971): 154–56. **Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Joseph Smith Papyri, Book of Breathings, Book of the Dead, Facsimiles, Egyptology, Hypocephalus
ID = [1655]  Status = Type = other article  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:03
Nibley, Hugh W. “Challenge and Response.” In An Approach to the Book of Abraham, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.
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Originally published as part of the Improvement Era series A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price, running from January to April 1968.
An attempt to put to rest rumors and claims that the Book of Abraham and its accompanying facsimiles are false or fiction.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham
ID = [2292]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  abraham,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/22/24 10:10:37
Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 1: What Manner of Document?” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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When Hugh Nibley first wrote The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri, he wrote it for an audience that understood things both Egyptian and Latter-day Saint. It was an audience that at the time did not exist. For the bemused audience that did find the book, many failed to comprehend it. Many of Nibley’s readers have supposed that, like Nibley’s other works, it was designed to be read straight through and have expressed frustration at the difficulty of doing so. Only the first few chapters are designed to be read in this manner. The rest of the book is a commentary on a particular text, Papyrus Louvre N. 3284, which Nibley introduced in his early chapters. If the reader desires to know a bit more about a particular passage in the text, he or she should go to the appropriate place in the commentary.
In 1967, when the Joseph Smith papyri were found in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and purchased by the Church, Latter-day Saints eagerly sought the original document from which the Book of Abraham was derived. At the same time critics of Joseph Smith eagerly sought evidence to refute the Prophet’s claims. Among apologists and critics alike, many have assumed that one particular document, called a Book of Breathings (Joseph Smith Papyri X and XI), was the source of the Book of Abraham. This article was written in response to such claims.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Joseph Smith Papyri, Book of Breathings, Book of the Dead, Facsimiles, Egyptology, Hypocephalus
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 1: The Nature and Purpose of the Book of Breathings.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Joseph Smith Papyri, Book of Breathings, Book of the Dead, Facsimiles, Egyptology, Hypocephalus
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 2: Initiation Rites and Entering the Temple.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Joseph Smith Papyri, Book of Breathings, Book of the Dead, Facsimiles, Egyptology, Hypocephalus
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 3: The Creation (Resurrection) of Man.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
Display Abstract  

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

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Pearl of Great Price > Book of Abraham > Joseph Smith Papyri, Book of Breathings, Book of the Dead, Facsimiles, Egyptology, Hypocephalus
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Commentary—Part 4: The Garden Story.” In The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 16, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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This is the first and still the only book-length commentary on the Joseph Smith Papyri. In this long-awaited new edition, with expanded text and numerous illustrations, Professor Nibley shows that the papyri are not the source of the Book of Abraham. Rather than focusing on what the papyri are not, as most commentators have done, Nibley masterfully explores what the papyri are and what they meant in ancient times. He demonstrates how these ancient Egyptian papyri contain a message that is of particular interest to Latter-day Saints.