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New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study, Part III

TitleNew Approaches to Book of Mormon Study, Part III
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1954
AuthorsNibley, Hugh W.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number1
Pagination30–32, 41
Date PublishedJanuary 1954
KeywordsAuthenticity; Book of Mormon Authorship; Book of Mormon Historicity; Consistency; Historicity; Textual Criticism

This series vividly displays internal and external evidences to test whether the Book of Mormon is or is not a forgery, using the standard scholarly criteria for detecting forged writings. The author offers insightful comments on methodology for studying the Book of Mormon, evaluating evidence, using newly discovered documents, metal plates, literary criticism, poetry, lower criticism, and history. Nibley also comments on animals, weights and measures, and the use of the Bible in the Book of Mormon. The third part discusses some of the internal evidences of the Book of Mormon.