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  1. I love reading Hugh Nibley. I can never get over how much information that man was able to store in that mind of his. His vast wealth of knowledge allowed him to make connections and see things that the average person would miss. This would probably be a great read.

  2. Floyd the Wonderdog

    I remember reading the serialized version of “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price” sitting in the ward library when my mom served as librarian. I was 11 at the time and thought it was great.

  3. I read through this book the day it came out! Rushed down to Deseret Book and picked me up a copy! Great book. Nibley certainly had some powerful insights into the Pearl of Great Price and some equally powerful refutation of criticisms against the Book of Abraham – particularly against the scholars involved in the 1912 fiasco. And while some of Nibley’s work is now dated, much of it is still a delight to read and has something valuable to offer to modern investigators and scholars. (I’m thinking of his analysis of Facsimile 1, for example.) As Professor Gee noted in the introduction to this volume, Nibley’s work is not just a museum piece. He really did lay the foundation for modern LDS scholarship in regards to the Book of Abraham, besides other areas, and is a must read.

    I believe it was Klaus Baer who first recommended Nibley’s research back in the 60’s to Jerald Tanner, no less. Something along the lines of his work was a must read for those wishing to contribute to the discussion/debate around the Joseph Smith Papyri. Such is still true today!

  4. Lee

    I’m sure this will be great, but personally, I can hardly wait for the release of One Eternal Round next year in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of his birth.

  5. Bethany Klick

    I find that reading the pearl of great price in sync with genesis is very insightful. I found it an excercise in comprhensive studying to find all of the differences between teh two. It was also interesting to find the correlations between biblical prophets’ descriptions of the creation of the world, and the scientific theory of how the world was created. My theory for it is that if we can make a model of the earth’s crust and it’s layers, God could create it the same way originally.

  6. Dana Prescott

    I happened upon this site as I was looking for a particular writing of Hugh Nibley.
    I am glad I found it!!
    I so wish I could find an article by him that I read in a “Work and the Family” class I took at BYU. The article was about the garden of Eden and how wise and wonderful Eve was for the decision she made. Unfortunately I shared it with someone and never got it back.
    Can anyone help me find it?

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