An Approach to the Book of Mormon has ratings and 26 reviews. Pam said: Very interesting historical, linguistic, and cultural background thoughts abo. An Approach to the Book of Mormon by Hugh Nibley The World and the Prophets by Hugh Nibley Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Ja. AN APPROACH TO THEBOOK OF MORMON by Hugh Nibley Third Edition John W. Welch General Editor (c) by Deseret Book.

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Dec 27, Jeremiah rated it it was amazing. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the mormoj. The end result is to show how the Book of Mormon itself suggests that it be read typologically—the theologies of the prophets consist in elaborations of new ways of reading those who have come before: It takes its place naturally alongside the Bible and other great works of antiquity and becomes one of them.

Mar 06, Pam rated it momron liked it Oc I took it to be philosophical, when it was methodological. The same pattern is seen in the histories of the Jewish desert sectaries, the Rechabites, and the Dead Sea community at Qumran.

I so enjoy having information confirmed that I had always felt was true but never had the background documentation to validate it.

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And I may have said that people have a hard time getting past angels and plates, though I doubt. See also Improvement Era, Feb. August 8, at 6: On the other hand, I like how Joe leverages the BoM itself as containing suggestions about how to read it despite g.

Taylor Riddoch rated it it was amazing Aug 03, A prolific author and professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Hugh Winder Nibley was one of Mormonism’s most celebrated scholars. Oct 09, Richard Downey rated it it was amazing. As we rehearsed the somber episode, I could detect visible signs of annoyance among the Arab students – whispered remarks, head-shakings, and frowns of dissent.


By what unfortunate oversight had the authors of that work failed to include a single name containing the element Baal, which thrives among the personal names of the Old Testament? All a big misunderstanding then. Nor was Book of Mormon scholarship. Nibley is notable for his extensive research and publication on ancient languages and culture, his vigorous defense of doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and for frankly discussing what he saw as the shortcomings of the LDS people and culture.

Confirmation, Coincidence, or the Collective Subconscious?

Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 6: An Approach to the Book of Mormon

Of his accumulation of knowledge, the story is true that in doing his doctoral research he pulled every potentially relevant book in the UCLA library off the shelf to see what bearing it might have on his work. Okay, now on to responses…. He wrote in the Foreword to this book, “The work is a new approach to the Book of Mormon and for that reason demands careful reading and study of every member of the priesthood classes using it.

But make no mistake. And then a note on 1 Nephi But anyone seeking to explain the book away must deal in all of the evidence, not just selections out of context.

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And here one tne find a description of our own age so vivid and so accurate that none can fail to recognize it. Semester 2 by Hugh W. Return to top of page. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I found this book to be highly insightful. August 11, at 9: He has made us look more carefully at the Book of Mormon.

Riveting stuff I didn’t know!


Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 6: An Approach to the Book of Mormon – Deseret Book

And during the night, whilst they were sleeping, a flood of water poured down upon them all, and it swept them and all their possessions out into the Great Sea, and they all perished. The other two tales were collected in the tenth century A. But that’s all besides the point.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He has proved that the Book of Mormon is comfortably at home in the world of the ancient Near East, reflecting details that were not known and in many cases not knowable at the time the book was translated in Trivia About An Approach to th That would be a tall order for a first book from a young scholar, even a prodigy. Lehi found himself right at home in this innovative crowd of great dreamers and doers.

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I truly understand this to mean that we should understand and value the importance of sowing and reaping as the Lord is sowing and reaping Jacob 5.

Could it be that Isaiah is less anachronistic to the setting of the Book of Mormon? In addition to his efforts as a scholar, Nibley was well known for writings and lectures on LDS scripture and doctrinal topics, many of which were published in LDS Church magazines.

It seems to me that there are a couple of larger things happening. This excerpting of intriguing and stunning details and insights could go on at great length, but Lehi in the Desert is easily available.

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