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New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study, Part VIII

TitleNew Approaches to Book of Mormon Study, Part VIII
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1954
AuthorsNibley, Hugh W.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number6
Pagination389, 447–448, 450–454
Date PublishedJune 1954
KeywordsAncient Near East; Bedouin; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Jaredites; Tower of Babel; White and Delightsome; Wilderness

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 eighth part discusses the language and influences of the Book of Mormon in the context of the ancient Near East.