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Faith of an Observer film transcript (pdf) 

Mormon Scholars Testify, Hugh Nibley

Hugh Nibley Subject Index

Harold B. Lee Library, search Hugh Nibley online collection

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Bird Island (essay, pdf) Dialogue, A Journal of Mormon Thought, vol. 10, pg. 122, Autumn 1977

Promised Lands, Hugh Nibley, October 9, 1992 BYU Law, Clark Memorandum, Spring 1993

Teaching Legacy — Hugh Nibley (article by Boyd Petersen)

Truth is Stranger than Folklore — Hugh Nibley, The Man and The Legend (article by Boyd Petersen)

Hugh Nibley  [off the record]

Hugh Nibley’s Articles of Faith (In Memorium article by John Welch)

A Conversation with Hugh Nibley (Dialogue)

The Atonement, part 1 (Ensign, July 1990)

The Atonement, part 2 (Ensign, August 1990)

The Atonement, part 3 (Ensign, Sept 1990)

The Atonement, part 4 (Ensign, Oct 1990)

The Sacrifice of Sarah

 sunstone Sunstone Tribute to Hugh Nibley

 

Journal of the Book of Mormon

Studies in the Bible and Antiquity

Journal Articles

Hugh Nibley, and Bert Fuller, “Preservation, Restoration, Reformation,” Studies in The Bible and Antiquity vol. 7 (2015)
“Classics from the Past: Literary Style Used in Book of Mormon Insured Accurate Translation,” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20/1 (2011)
“Beyond Politics,” Mormon Studies Review 23/1 (2011)
“Worthy of Another Look: Classics from the Past: The Book of Mormon: A Minimal Statement,” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19/1 (2010)
“Worthy of Another Look: The Early Christian Prayer Circle,” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19/2 (2010)
“The Early Christian Prayer Circle: Sidebar, Minutes of the Second Council of Nicaea in AD 787,” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19/2 (2010)
“The Early Christian Prayer Circle: Sidebar, Coptic Liturgical Text,” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19/2 (2010)
“From the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QS),” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity vol. 2 (2010)
“Approach to John Gee, Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri,” FARMS Review of Books 13/2 (2001)
“Temples Everywhere,” Temples Everywhere (2000)
“La Fede di un Osservatore – Conversazioni con Hugh Nibley,” La Fede di un Osservatore – Conversazioni con Hugh Nibley (Italian Translation of the Nibley film “Faith of an Observer”) (1997)
“Irenaeus,” Irenaeus (1989)
Hugh Nibley, and Louis Midgley, “Nibley the Scholar,” Nibley the Scholar (1974)
“Writing and Publication in Graduate School,” Writing and Publication in Graduate School (1966)
“Israel’s Neighbors,” Israel’s Neighbors (1965)
“Nobody to Blame (1960),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“The Early Christian Church in the Light of Some Newly Discovered Papyri from Egypt [Paper] (1964),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“The Philosophical Implications of Automation (1964),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“On the Pearl of Great Price [Paper] (1965),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Brigham Young as an Educator (1967),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Brigham Young as a Theologian [Paper] (1967),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Conflict in the Churches between the God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers [Paper] (1979),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“The God of the Philosophers [Paper] (1979),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Judging and Prejudging the Book of Abraham [Paper] (1979),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“The Word of Wisdom: A Commentary on D&C 89 [Paper] (1979),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“The Book of Mormon and the Ruins: The Main Issues [Paper] (1980),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“It Takes All Kinds (1980),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“The Three Facsimiles from the Book of Abraham [Paper] (1980),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Evolution: A Convenient Fiction (1981),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“The Prophetic Book of Mormon (1981),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Church History [Paper] (1984),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Hugh Nibley Prayer: Devotional Assembly (1984),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Humanism and the Gospel (1984),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Intre-Ancient Records (1984),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Jerusalem’s Formula for Peace (1984),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Pearl of Great Price Papyri (1984),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Plato’s Athens (1984),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Questions on Authority and Passages for Discussion, The Apostasy [Paper] (1984),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Some Significant Statements by Leading Scientists on the Scope of Scientific Authority [Paper] (1984),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“We Will Still Weep For Zion (1984),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Acclamatio (Never Cry Mob) [Paper] (1985),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“An Age of Discovery (1985),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Approach to Facsimile II [Transcript] (1985),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Brigham Young as a Statesman (1985),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
Hugh Nibley, and FARMS Staff, “Documentary Transcript of “The Faith of an Observer—Conversations with Hugh Nibley” [Study Aid] (1985),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Peter (1985),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Stewardship of the Air (1989),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“A House of Glory [Transcript] (1993),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Figure 6 of Facsimile 2 [Transcript] (1995),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Patriarcat et Matriarcat [French Translation] (1996),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Abraham’s Creation Drama [Transcript] (1999),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Eduard Meyer’s Comparison of Mohammed and Joseph Smith (1999),” FARMS Preliminary Reports
“Larson Memo (1999),” FARMS Preliminary Reports

 

Transcripts

Book Chapters

  • Abraham in Egypt:
    • Key to Abbreviations
    • Foreword
    • Editor’s Preface
    • Author’s Preface to the First Edition
    • The Book of Abraham and the Book of the Dead
    • Joseph Smith and the Sources
    • Joseph Smith and the Critics
    • Setting the Stage—The World of Abraham
    • The Rivals
    • Pharaoh and Abraham: Where Is Thy Glory?
    • The Sacrifice of Isaac
    • The Sacrifice of Sarah
    • All the Court’s a Stage: Facsimile 3, a Royal Mumming
    • A Pioneer Mother
    • The Trouble with Ham
    • The Deseret Connection
    • Conclusion: A Rough Recapitulation
  • An Approach to the Book of Mormon:
    • Foreword to the First Edition
    • Preface to the First Edition
    • Preface to the 1964 Edition
    • Part 1: The Changing Scene
    • Introduction to an Unknown Book
    • A Time for Reexamination
    • Part 2: Lehi’s World
    • An Auspicious Beginning
    • Lehi as a Representative Man
    • Part 3: Lehi’s Affairs
    • The Jews and the Caravan Trade
    • Lehi and the Arabs
    • Dealings with Egypt
    • Part 4: The Doomed City
    • Politics in Jerusalem
    • Escapade in Jerusalem
    • Portrait of Laban
    • Part 5: The Meaning of the Wilderness
    • The Flight into the Wilderness
    • The Pioneer Tradition and the True Church
    • Churches in the Wilderness
    • Part 6: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Book of Mormon
    • Unwelcome Voices from the Dust
    • Qumran and the Waters of Mormon
    • The Apocrypha and the Book of Mormon
    • A Strange Order of Battle
    • Part 7: Life in the Desert
    • Man Versus Nature
    • Man Versus Man
    • Lehi’s Dream
    • Lehi the Poet—A Desert Idyll
    • Part 8: Ties Between the Old World and the New
    • Proper Names in the Book of Mormon
    • Old World Ritual in the New World
    • Ezekiel 37:15—23 As Evidence for the Book of Mormon
    • Some Test Cases from the Book of Ether
    • Strange Ships and Shining Stones (A Not So Fantastic Story)
    • Part 9: A Lost and a Fallen People
    • The Way of the “Intellectuals”
    • The Way of the Wicked
    • The Nature of Book of Mormon Society
    • Strategy for Survival
    • Appendix: The Archaeological Problem
    • Key to Abbreviations
  • Approaching Zion:
    • Key to Abbreviations
    • Foreword
    • Our Glory or Our Condemnation
    • What is Zion? A Distant View
    • Zeal Without Knowledge
    • Gifts
    • Deny Not the Gifts of God
    • How Firm a Foundation! What Makes It So
    • How to Get Rich
    • Work We Must, but the Lunch Is Free
    • But What Kind of Work?
    • Funeral Address
    • Three Degrees of Righteousness from the Old Testament
    • We Will Still Weep for Zion
    • Breakthroughs I Would Like to See
    • Change out of Control
    • Law of Consecration
    • The Utopians
    • Goods of First and Second Intent
    • The Meaning of the Atonement
  • Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins:
    • Two Shots in the Dark
  • Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints:
    • Key to Abbreviations
    • Foreword
    • Man’s Dominion, or Subduing the Earth
    • Brigham Young on the Environment
    • Stewardship of the Air
    • Promised Lands
    • In the Party, but Not of the Party
    • Brigham Young as a Statesman
    • Brigham Young and the Enemy
    • The Uses and Abuses of Patriotism
    • Renounce War, or a Substitute for Victory
    • If There Must Needs Be Offense
    • Warfare and the Book of Mormon
    • The Day of the Amateur
    • Educating the Saints
    • More Brigham Young on Education
    • Mediocre Meditations on the Media
    • Criticizing the Brethren
    • Brigham Young as a Leader
    • Leaders to Managers: The Fatal Shift
    • Exemplary Manhood
  • Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon:
  • Enoch the Prophet:
    • Foreword
    • Enoch the Prophet
    • The Enoch Figure
    • The Book of Enoch as a Theodicy
    • A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch—Part 1
    • A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch—Part 2
  • Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars:
  • King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple:
  • King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”:
  • Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites:
    • Key to Abbreviations
    • Foreword to the 1952 Edition
    • Introduction to the 1988 Edition
    • The Troubled Orient
    • Men of the East
    • Into the Desert
    • Desert Ways and Places
    • The City and the Sand
    • Lehi the Winner
    • A Twilight World
    • Departure
    • Jared on the Steppes
    • Jaredite Culture: Splendor and Shame
    • They Take Up the Sword
    • A Permanent Heritage
    • The Heroic Age
    • Egypt Revisited
    • The Babylonian Background
    • Epic Milieu in the Old Testament
    • Our Own People
    • Appendix 1: East Coast or West Coast?
    • Appendix 2: How Far to Cumorah?
  • Mormonism and Early Christianity:
    • Foreword
    • Early Accounts of Jesus’ Childhood
    • Evangelium Quadraginta Dierum: The Forty-day Mission of Christ
    • The Early Christian Prayer Circle
    • Baptism for the Dead in Ancient Times
    • The Passing of the Primitive Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme
    • The Way of the Church
    • Jerusalem: In Early Christianty
    • What Is a Temple?
    • Christian Envy of the Temple
    • Key to Abbreviations
  • Old Testament and Related Studies:
    • Foreword
    • Sources and Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
    • Historicity of the Bible
    • Archaeology and Our Religion
    • Myths and the Scriptures
    • Before Adam
    • Patriarchy and Matriarchy
    • Unrolling the Scrolls—Some Forgotten Witnesses
    • Treasures in the Heavens
    • Great Are the Words of Isaiah
    • More Voices from the Dust
    • The Dead Sea Scrolls: Some Questions and Answers
    • Qumran and the Companions of the Cave: The Haunted Wilderness
  • Since Cumorah:
    • Foreword to the 1967 Edition
    • Preface
    • “. . . There Can Be No More Bible.”
    • A New Age of Discovery
    • The Illusive Primitive Church
    • “. . . But Unto Them It Is Not Given”
    • The Bible in the Book of Mormon
    • Strange Things Strangely Told
    • Checking on Long-Forgotten Lore
    • “Forever Tentative . . .”
    • Some Fairly Foolproof Tests
    • Prophets in the Wilderness
    • A Rigorous Test: Military History
    • Good People and Bad People
    • Prophecy in the Book of Mormon: The Three Periods
    • Momentary Conclusion
    • Appendix
    • Key to Abbreviations
  • Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1:
    • Lecture 1: Introduction
    • Lecture 2: Introduction
    • Lecture 3: Introduction
    • Lecture 4: Introduction
    • Lecture 5: (Jeremiah)
    • Lecture 6: 1 Nephi 1; Jeremiah 29
    • Lecture 7: 1 Nephi 1; Jeremiah
    • Lecture 8: 1 Nephi
    • Lecture 9: 1 Nephi 1-3, 15
    • Lecture 10: (Dead Sea Scrolls)
    • Lecture 11: 1 Nephi 4-7
    • Lecture 12: 1 Nephi 8-11
    • Lecture 13: 1 Nephi 12-14
    • Lecture 14: 1 Nephi 15-16
    • Lecture 15: 1 Nephi 17-19, 22
    • Lecture 16: 2 Nephi 1-4
    • Lecture 17: 2 Nephi 2
    • Lecture 18: 2 Nephi 3-8
    • Lecture 19: 2 Nephi 9
    • Lecture 20: 2 Nephi 25
    • Lecture 21: 2 Nephi 25-28
    • Lecture 22: 2 Nephi 29-31
    • Lecture 23: 2 Nephi 32-33; Jacob 1-2
    • Lecture 24: Jacob 3-4
    • Lecture 25: Jacob 5-7; Enos
    • Lecture 26: Enos; Jarom; Omni
    • Lecture 27: Omni; Words of Mormon; Mosiah 1
    • Lecture 28: Mosiah 1-2
    • Lecture 29: Mosiah 3-5
  • Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 2:
    • Lecture 30: Mosiah 6
    • Lecture 31: Mosiah 7
    • Lecture 32: Mosiah 8-10
    • Lecture 33: Mosiah 10-11
    • Lecture 34: Mosiah 12-14
    • Lecture 35: Mosiah 15-16
    • Lecture 36: Mosiah 16-18
    • Lecture 37: Mosiah 19-20
    • Lecture 38: Mosiah 20-23
    • Lecture 39: Mosiah 23-26
    • Lecture 40: Mosiah 26-27
    • Lecture 41: Mosiah 27-29
    • Lecture 42: Mosiah 29-Alma 1
    • Lecture 43: Alma 1-2
    • Lecture 44: Alma 2-3
    • Lecture 45: Alma 4-5
    • Lecture 46: Alma 5
    • Lecture 47: Alma 5-10
    • Lecture 48: Alma 10-12
    • Lecture 49: Alma 12-14
    • Lecture 50: Alma 14-17
    • Lecture 51: Alma 17-19
    • Lecture 52: Alma 19-22
    • Lecture 53: Alma 23-27
    • Lecture 54: Alma 30-31
    • Lecture 55: Alma 32-35
    • Lecture 56: Alma 36-41
  • Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 3:
    • Lecture 57: Alma 45
    • Lecture 58: A Review
    • Lecture 59: Alma 46
    • Lecture 60: Alma 46
    • Lecture 61: Alma 46
    • Lecture 62: Alma 46
    • Lecture 63: Alma 47
    • Lecture 64: Alma 47
    • Lecture 65: Alma 48
    • Lecture 66: Alma 48
    • Lecture 67: Alma 48-49
    • Lecture 68: Alma 49-50
    • Lecture 69: Alma 49-52
    • Lecture 70: Alma 52-54
    • Lecture 71: Alma 54-57
    • Lecture 72: Alma 57-61
    • Lecture 73: Alma 62-Helaman 1
    • Lecture 74: Helaman 1-3
    • Lecture 75: Helaman 3-6
    • Lecture 76: Helaman 6
    • Lecture 77: Helaman 6
    • Lecture 78: Helaman 6-10
    • Lecture 79: Helaman 11-13
    • Lecture 80: Helaman 13-3 Nephi 2
    • Lecture 81: 3 Nephi 3-5
    • Lecture 82: 3 Nephi 6-7
    • Lecture 83: 3 Nephi 8-11
    • Lecture 84: 3 Nephi 11-15
    • Lecture 85: 3 Nephi 16-20
  • Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 4:
    • Lecture 86: 3 Nephi 6
    • Lecture 87: 3 Nephi 6
    • Lecture 88: 3 Nephi 6-7
    • Lecture 89: 3 Nephi 7-8
    • Lecture 90: 3 Nephi 9
    • Lecture 91: 3 Nephi 9-10
    • Lecture 92: 3 Nephi
    • Lecture 93: 3 Nephi; Psalm 19
    • Lecture 94: 3 Nephi 9-13
    • Lecture 95: 3 Nephi 11-17
    • Lecture 96: 3 Nephi 11-19
    • Lecture 97: 3 Nephi 11
    • Lecture 98: 3 Nephi 11
    • Lecture 99: 3 Nephi 12-14
    • Lecture 100: 3 Nephi 15-18
    • Lecture 101: 3 Nephi 19–4 Nephi 1
    • Lecture 102: 4 Nephi 1
    • Lecture 103: 4 Nephi 1
    • Lecture 104: 4 Nephi 1:27–Mormon 2
    • Lecture 105: Mormon 2-5
    • Lecture 106: Mormon 1-5
    • Lecture 107: Mormon 8-9
    • Lecture 108: Mormon 9
    • Lecture 109: Ether 1-2
    • Lecture 110: Ether 7-14
    • Lecture 111: Ether 2-8
    • Lecture 112: Moroni 1-10
  • Temple and Cosmos:
    • Temple Articles in Other Volumes of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley
    • Key to Abbreviations
    • Foreword
    • The Meaning of the Temple
    • Return to the Temple
    • Sacred Vestments
    • The Circle and the Square
    • The Expanding Gospel
    • Rediscovery of the Apocrypha and the Book of Mormon
    • Apocryphal Writings and Teachings of the Dead Sea Scrolls
    • The Terrible Questions
    • One Eternal Round: The Hermetic Vision
    • Do Religion and History Conflict?
    • Genesis of the Written Word
    • Science Fiction and the Gospel
    • The Best Possible Test
    • Some Notes on Cultural Diversity in the Universal Church
    • From the Earth upon Which Thou Standest
    • Foreword to Eugene England’s Book
  • The Ancient State:
    • Key to Abbreviations
    • Foreword
    • The Arrow, the Hunter, and the State
    • Tenting, Toll, and Taxing
    • The Hierocentric State
    • Sparsiones
    • The Unsolved Loyalty Problem: Our Western Heritage
    • Victoriosa Loquacitas: The Rise of Rhetoric and the Decline of Everything Else
    • How to Have a Quiet Campus, Antique Style
    • New Light on Scaliger
    • Three Shrines: Mantic, Sophic, and Sophistic
    • Paths That Stray: Some Notes on Sophic and Mantic – Part 1
    • Paths That Stray: Some Notes on Sophic and Mantic – Part 2
    • Paths That Stray: Some Notes on Sophic and Mantic – Part 3
    • Paths That Stray: Some Notes on Sophic and Mantic – Part 4
  • The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson:
  • The Prophetic Book of Mormon:
    • Key to Abbreviations
    • Foreword
    • The Stick of Judah
    • Columbus and Revelation
    • New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study
    • Kangaroo Court
    • Just Another Book?
    • The Grab Bag
    • What Frontier, What Camp Meeting?
    • The Comparative Method
    • The Boy Nephi in Jerusalem
    • Literary Style Used in Book of Mormon Insured Accurate Translation
    • The Book of Mormon: True or False?
    • Howlers in the Book of Mormon
    • The Mormon View of the Book of Mormon
    • Ancient Temples: What Do They Signify?
    • Bar-Kochba and Book of Mormon Backgrounds
    • Churches in the Wilderness
    • Freemen and King-men in the Book of Mormon
    • The Lachish Letters
    • Christ Among the Ruins
    • The Prophetic Book of Mormon
    • Scriptural Perspectives on How to Survive the Calamities of the Last Days
    • Last Call: An Apocalyptic Warning from the Book of Mormon
    • The Book of Mormon: Forty Years After
  • The Temple in Time and Eternity:
  • The World and the Prophets:
    • Foreword
    • How Will It Be When None More Saith ‘I Saw’?
    • A Prophet’s Reward
    • Prophets and Preachers
    • Prophets and Scholars
    • Prophets and Philosophers
    • Prophets and Creeds
    • The Prophets and the Search for God
    • Prophets and Gnostics
    • The Schools and the Prophets
    • St. Augustine and the Great Transition
    • A Substitute for Revelation
    • Prophets and Mystics
    • Rhetoric and Revelation
    • Prophets and Reformers
    • The Prophets and the Open Mind
    • Prophets and Miracles
    • Prophets and Ritual
    • Easter and the Prophets
    • Two Ways to Remember the Dead
    • Prophets and Martyrs
    • The Ancient Law of Liberty
    • Prophets and Crisis
    • The Prophets and Scripture
    • The Book of Mormon as a Witness
    • Prophecy and Tradition
    • The Prophets and the Plan of Life
    • A Prophetic Event
    • Prophecy and Office
    • What Makes a True Church?
    • Prophets and Glad Tidings
    • The Doctors’ Dilemma
    • The Return of the Prophets?
  • Tinkling Cymbals and Sounding Brass:
    • Foreword
    • No, Ma’am, That’s Not History: A Brief Review of Mrs. Brodie’s Reluctant Vindication of a Prophet She Seeks to Expose
    • A Note on F. M. Brodie
    • Censoring the Joseph Smith Story
    • The Myth Makers Part 1, Scene i
    • The Myth Makers Part 1, Scene ii
    • The Myth Makers Part 1, Scene iii
    • The Myth Makers Part 2, Scene i
    • The Myth Makers Part 2, Scene ii
    • The Myth Makers Part 3
    • Sounding Brass Introduction
    • Sounding Brass Part 1
    • Sounding Brass Part 2
    • Sounding Brass Part 3
    • Sounding Brass Part 4
    • Sounding Brass Part 5
  • To All the World: The Book of Mormon Articles from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism:
  • Warfare in the Book of Mormon:
  • When the Lights Went Out: Three Studies on the Ancient Apostasy:
    • Abbreviations
    • The Passing of the Primitive Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme
    • Evangelium quadraginta dierum: The Forty-Day Mission of Christ—The Forgotten Heritage
    • Christian Envy of the Temple
    • Index