HUGH NIBLEY is professor emeritus of ancient studies at Brigham Young University. His wide-ranging books, monographs, and essays are available now in a multi-volume set of collected works.
The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: Phase One
Articles/Essays – Volume 3, No. 2
Dialogue 3.2 (Summer 1968)101 – 105
Even a casual reading of the Book of Abraham shows that the story refers not so much to unique historic events as to ritual forms and traditions—all these must be checked. So far we have heard what is wrong or at least suspect about the Book of Abraham, but as yet nobody has cared to report on the other side of the picture. It is for that we are saving our footnotes.
Responses and Perspectives: The Best Possible Test
Articles/Essays – Volume 8, No. 1
Dialogue 8.1 (Spring 1973): 73–77
Responding to Bush, Hugh Nibley argues that it is God who chooses who he wants to ordain and who should be denied due to various reasons, hence the scripture “Many are called, but few are chosen.”
Treasures In the Heavens: Some Early Christian Insights into the Organizing of Worlds
Articles/Essays – Volume 8, No. 3