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Publications Mentioning/Addressing Book of Abraham Controversies

A FairMormon Analysis of: Publications Addressing and/or Mentioning Book of Abraham Controversies, a work by author: Various

LDS-authored publications which address and/or mention Book of Abraham controversies (1998-2004)

1999 John Gee, "A History of the Joseph Smith Papyri and Book of Abraham," FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series, March 3, 1999

1999 John A. Tvedtnes, "Abrahamic Lore in Support of the Book of Abraham," FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series, March 10, 1999

1999 John Gee, "The Ancient Owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri," FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series, March 17, 1999

1999 Michael P. Lyon, "Appreciating Hypocephali as Works of Art and Faith," FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series, March 24, 1999

1999 Hugh Nibley, "Abraham's Creation Drama," FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series, April 6, 1999; subsequently published as: Hugh Nibley, "Abraham's Temple Drama," in The Temple in Time and Eternity, eds. Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999), 1–42; and again, in Hugh Nibley, Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, ed. Stephen D. Ricks (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, UT: FARMS, 2008).

2000 Robert K. Ritner, "The Breathing Permit of Hor, Thirty-Four Years Later," Dialogue 33, no. 4 (Winter 2000): 97–119.

2000 John Gee, "Eyewitness, Hearsay, and Physical Evidence of the Joseph Smith Papyri," in The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, eds. Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges (Provo, UT: FARMS, 2000), 175–217.

2000 John Gee, A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri (Provo, UT: FARMS, 2000).

2000 Edward H. Ashment, "Joseph Smith's Identification of Abraham in Papyrus JS 1, the Breathing Permit of Hor," Dialogue 33, no. 4 (Winter 2000):121–126.

2000 Church Educational System, The Pearl of Great Price Student Manual (Religion 327) (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2000).

2000 Hugh Nibley, Abraham in Egypt (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, UT: FARMS, 2000).

  • The Book of Abraham and the Book of the Dead
  • Joseph Smith and the Sources
  • Joseph Smith and the Critics
  • Setting the Stage--The World of Abraham
  • The Rivals
  • Pharaoh and Abraham: Where Is Thy Glory?
  • The Sacrifice of Isaac
  • The Sacrifice of Sarah
  • All the Courts a Stage: Facsimile 3, A Royal Mumming
  • A Pioneer Mother
  • The Trouble with Ham
  • The Deseret Connection
  • Conclusion: A Rough Recapitulation

2001 Hugh Nibley, "Approach to John Gee, Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri: A Review of 'A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri' by John Gee," FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 63–64.

2001 Richard P. Howard, "A Tentative Approach to the Book of Abraham," Dialogue 34, no. 1 (Spring 2001): 55–60.

2001 John Tvedtnes, "Abraham and the Urim and Thummim," Insights 21, no. 8 (2001).

2001 John A. Tvedtnes, John Gee, and Brian M. Hauglid, Traditions About the Early Life of Abraham (Provo, UT: FARMS, 2001).

2001 John Gee and Stephen D. Ricks, "Historical Plausibility: The Historicity of the Book of Abraham as a Case Study," in Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures, ed. Paul Hoskisson, (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 2001), 63–98.

2001 Ray Huntington and Keith J. Wilson, "From Kirtland, Ohio to Far West, Missouri: Following the Trail of the Mormon Mummies," Religious Educator 2, no. 1 (2001): 95–104.

2001 John Gee, "Towards an Interpretation of Hypocephali," in Le lotus qui sort du terre: Melanges offerts a Edith Varga (Budapest, Hungary: Bulletin du Musee Hongrois des Beaux-Arts Supplement, 2001), 325–334.

2002 Benjamin McGuire, "Responding to Errors in an Anti-Mormon Film: The Lost Book of Abraham: Investigating a Remarkable Mormon Claim," (FAIR, 2002).

2002 Kerry Shirts on the Book of Abraham Video from I.R.R., FAIR Conference, Salt Lake City, April 8, 2002

2002 Michael D. Rhodes, The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, Studies in the Book of Abraham 2 (Provo, UT: FARMS, 2002)

2003 Brian Hauglid, "Nibley's Abraham in Egypt: Laying the Foundation for Abraham Research: A Review of 'Abraham in Egypt' by Hugh Nibley," FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 87–90.

2003 Robert K. Ritner, "The Breathing Permit of Hor" Among the Joseph Smith Papyri," Journal of Near Eastern Studies 62, no. 3 (2003):161–180. This publication is a slight revision (added illustrations) of Ritner's 2000 article entitled "The Breathing Permit of Hor, Thirty-Four Years Later" in Dialogue, as cited above.

2003 E. Douglas Clark, "A Powerful New Resource for Studying the Book of Abraham: A Review of 'Traditions About the Early Life of Abraham' by John A. Tvedtnes, Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee," FARMS Review 15, no. 1:91–95.

2003 Michael D. Rhodes, "Teaching the Book of Abraham Facsimiles," Religious Educator 4, no. 2 (2003): 115–123.

2003 Michael D. Rhodes, A Response to the Video "The Lost Book of Abraham: Investigating a Remarkable Mormon Claim," (video link, per FAIR Conference).

2003 Michael D. Rhodes, "The Book of Abraham: Dealing with the Critics," FAIR Conference 2003.

2003 Hugh Nibley, "Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series," FARMS, 2003.

  • Restoring What Was Lost
  • Allegory and Rhetoric
  • Literalism
  • Preexistence
  • Cosmology
  • The Creation
  • The Council
  • The Council According to the Shabako Stone
  • The Shabako Stone Continued
  • The Babylon Creation
  • The Human Condition
  • The Plurality of Worlds
  • The Pearl of Great Price on the Plurality of Worlds
  • Treasures in Heaven
  • The Geological Problem


2004 Daniel C. Peterson and Matthew Roper, "Ein Heldenleben? On Thomas Stuart Ferguson as an Elias for Cultural Mormons: A Review of 'Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson's Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon' by Stan Larson," FARMS Review 16/1:175–220 (see pgs 179-188 for discussion on the Book of Abraham).

2004 Larry E. Morris, "The Book of Abraham: Ask the Right Questions and Keep On Looking: A Review of "The Breating Permit of Hor' Thirty-Four Years Later" by Robert K. Ritner, Dialogue 33/4 (2000):97–119," FARMS Review 16/2:355–380.

2004 Kerry Muhlestein, "Prelude to the Pearl: Sweeping Events Leading to the Discovery of the Book of Abraham," Prelude to the Restoration: From Apostasy to the Restored Church, The 33rd Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2004), 130–141.

2004 Michael Ash and Kevin Barney, "The ABC's of the Book of Abraham," FAIR Conference, 2004.