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

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, no. 1 (2004): 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, no. 2 (2004): 355–380.

2004 Kerry Muhlestein, "Prelude to the Pearl: Sweeping Events Leading to the Discovery of the Book of Abraham," in 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.

2005 Kerry Muhlestein, "The Book of Breathings in Its Place: A Review of 'The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary' by Michael D. Rhodes," FARMS Review 17, no. 2 (2005):471–486.

2005 Kerry Shirts, "Joseph Smith as Egyptologist," Sunstone Symposium, July 30, 2005.

2005 Richard D. Draper, S. Kent Brown, and Michael D. Rhodes, The Pearl of Great Price: A Verse-By-Verse Commentary (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005).

2005 John A. Tvedtnes, "Authentic Ancient Names and Words in the Book of Abraham and Related Kirtland Egyptian Papers," FAIR Conference 2005.

2005 Hugh Nibley, The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, 2nd ed. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, UT: FARMS, 2005).

  • What Manner of Document?
  • Reproduction and Translation of Papyri X and XI
  • Translated Correctly?
  • A More Complete Text of the Book of Breathings
  • The Nature and Purpose of the Book of Breathings
  • Initiation Rites and Entering the Temple
  • The Creation (Resurrection) of Man
  • The Garden Story
  • The Long Road Back
  • The Fearful Passage
  • Culmination and Conclusion
  • From the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QS)
  • From the Odes of Solomon
  • The Pearl
  • From the Pistis Sophia
  • Cyril of Jerusalem's Lectures on the Ordinances
  • From the Gospel of Phillip

2006 Daniel C. Peterson, "Mormonism as a Restoration," FARMS Review 18, no. 1:389–417 (see pgs 406–409 for discussion on the Book of Abraham).

2006 Kerry Muhlestein, "Approaching Understandings in the Book of Abraham: A Review of 'Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant' by John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid," FARMS Review 18, no. 2 (2006): 229–246.

2006 John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid, eds., Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, Studies in the Book of Abraham 3 (Provo, UT: Maxwell Institute, 2006).

  • Preface, by John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid
  • And I Saw the Stars: The Book of Abraham and Ancient Geocentric Astronomy, by John Gee, William J. Hamblin, and Daniel C. Peterson
  • Astronomy and the Creation in the Book of Abraham, by J. Ward Moody and Michael D. Rhodes
  • Cedars and Stars: Enduring Symbols of Cosmic Kingship in Abraham's Encounter with Pharaoh, by E. Douglas Clark
  • Abraham's Visions of the Heavens, by Jared W. Ludlow
  • The Creation of Humankind, and Allegory?: A Note on Abraham 5:7,14–16, by Richard D. Draper
  • We Beg You, Our King! Some Reflections on the Jews in Persian and Ptolemaic Egypt, by Peter C. Nadig
  • Facsimile 3 and Book of the Dead 125, by John Gee
  • The Facsimiles and Semitic Adaptation of Existing Sources, by Kevin L. Barney
  • The Book of Abraham and Muslim Tradition, by Brian M. Hauglid
  • Sarah and Hagar: Ancient Women of the Abrahamic Covenant, by Janet C. Hovorka
  • The Redemption of Abraham, by Jennifer Clark Lane
  • A Wanderer in a Strange Land: Abraham in America, 1800-1850, by Andrew H. Hedges

2006 James McLachland, "Open Reading of Genesis: Jacob Boehme's Mysterium Magnum and Joseph Smith's Books of Moses, Abraham, and the Book of Mormon," Sunstone Symposium, August 11, 2006.

2006 Michael Ash, "Book of Abraham 201: Papyri, Revelation, and Modern Egyptology," FAIR Conference 2006.

2006 Allen J. Fletcher, A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham (Springville, Ut: Cedar Fort, 2006).

2006 Brian M. Hauglid, "Investigating the Kirtland Egyptian Papers: Myths, and Realities," FAIR Conference 2006.

2006 John Gee, "Non-Round Hypocephali," Aegyptus et Pannonia 3 (2006):41–54.

2006 Brian L. Smith, "Mysteries of the Mummies: An Update on the Joseph Smith Collection," interview with Philip R. Webb, Religious Studies Center Newsletter 20, no. 2 (2006):1–5.

2007 John Gee, "A Method for Studying the Facsimiles: A Review of "A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham" by Allen J. Fletcher," FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): 347–353.

2007 John Gee, "New Light on the Joseph Smith Papyri," FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 245–260.

2007 Paul Y. Hoskisson and Michael D. Rhodes, "Ancient Semitic in Egyptian Pyramids," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 1 (2007): 74–75.

2007 Jennifer Hurlbut, "Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, by John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid (Eds.), Volume 3 of Studies on the Book of Abraham," BYU Studies 46, no. 3 (2007): 191–192.

2007 Samuel Brown, "Joseph Smith's Kirtland Egyptian Papers: Hieroglyphs, The Sacerdotal Genealogy, and the Antidote to Babel," Sunstone Symposium, Salt Lake City, August 9, 2007.

2008 John Gee, "Some Puzzles from the Joseph Smith Papyri," FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008):113–137.

2008 William D. Morain, "The Prophet and the Papyrus," 2008 Restoration Studies Symposium, co-sponsored as "Sunstone Midwest," April 12, 2008 (John Whitmer Historical Association).

2008 Lanny Bell, "The Ancient Egyptian 'Books of Breathing,' the Mormon 'Book of Abraham,' and the Development of Egyptology in America," in Egypt and Beyond: Essays Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour Chair of Egyptology at Brown University June 2005, eds. Stephen E. Thompson and Peter Der Manuelian (Providence, RI: Brown University, 2008), 21–40.

2008 Samuel Brown, "The Translator and the Ghostwriter: Joseph Smith and W.W. Phelps," Journal of Mormon History 34, no. 1 (Winter 2008): 26–62.

2009 William V. Smith, A Joseph Smith Commentary on The Book of Abraham: An Introduction to the Study of the Book of Abraham.

2009 John Gee, "The Larger Issue," FAIR Conference, August 6, 2009.

2009 David J. Ridges, The Pearl of Great Price Made Easier (Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, 2009).

2009 Kerry Muhlestein, "Encircling Astronomy and the Egyptians: An Approach to Abraham 3," The Religious Educator 10/1 (2009):32–50.

2009 Seth Bryant, "Reformed Egyptian and the Book of Abraham Papyri: A Shared Scriptural Dilemma Across the Restoration," 2009 Restoration Studies Symposium, April 18, 2009 (John Whitmer Historical Association).

2009 Christopher C. Smith, "The Dependence of Abraham 1:1-3 on the Egyptian Alphabet and Grammar," John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 29 (2009): 38–54.

2009 Samuel Brown, "Joseph (Smith) in Egypt: Babel, Hieroglyphs, and the Pure Language of Eden," Church History 78, no. 1 (2009): 26–65.

2009 Matthew Porter Wilcox, "The Coming Forth of the Book of Abraham," in The Restoration and History of the Church, BYU Religious Education 2009 Student Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young Unversity, 2009), 105–121.

2009 Hugh Nibley, An Approach to the Book of Abraham, ed. John Gee (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, UT: FARMS, 2009). Editor's Introduction: Hugh Nibley and the Joseph Smith Papyri, by John Gee

  • As Things Stand at the Moment
  • Challenge and Response
  • Qualified for What?
  • Facsimile 1: A Unique Document
  • Facsimile 1: By the Figures
  • The Unknown Abraham
  • The New Abraham
  • Judging and Prejudging the Book of Abraham
  • What, Exactly, Is the Purpose and Significance of the Facsimiles in the Book of Abraham?
  • The Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham: A Response
  • The Meaning of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers
  • Conclusion: Taking Stock
  • Appendix: A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price

2010 Michael D. Rhodes, Books of the Dead Belonging to Tshemmin and Neferirnub: A Translation and Commentary, Studies in the Book of Abraham 4 (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2010).

2010 Brian M. Hauglid, A Textual History of the Book of Abraham: Manuscripts and Editions, Studies in the Book of Abraham 5 (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2010).

2010 Hugh Nibley and Michael D. Rhodes, One Eternal Round (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 2010).

  • Preface: Michael D. Rhodes
  • Introduction
  • The Critics
  • What Is the Problem?
  • Dispensations and Axial Times
  • Myth, Ritual, and History
  • Abraham and the Great Year-Rite
  • What Is a Hypocephalus?
  • Reading the Hypocephalus: Part 1, Figures 1-4, 22-23
  • Reading the Hypocephalus: Part 2, Figures 5-21
  • The Ascension Dramas
  • Jewel of Discernment
  • Joseph Smith, Hermetic Tradition, and the Hypocephalus
  • The Kabbala
  • Alexander the Great
  • Nimrod
  • Geometry

2010 Kevin L. Barney, "On Elkenah as Canaanite El," Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture, 19, no. 1 (2010): 22–35.

2010 John Gee, "Marginal Characters in the Book of Abraham Manuscripts," FAIR Conference, Sandy, Utah, August 6, 2010.

2010 William Schryver, "The Meaning of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers," FAIR Conference, Sandy, Utah, August 6, 2010.

2010 Kerry Muhlestein, "Egyptian Papyri and the Book of Abraham: Some Questions and Answers," The Religious Educator 11, no. 1 (2010): 90–106.

2010 Andrew W. Cook and Christopher C. Smith, "The Original Length of the Scroll of Hôr," Dialogue 43, no. 4 (Winter 2010): 1–42.

2011 Clifford James Stratton, The Facsimiles in the Pearl of Great Price: The Prophet Joseph Smith's "Explanations," (Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2011).

2011 John Gee and Kerry Muhlestein, "An Egyptian Context for the Sacrifice of Abraham," Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20/2 (2011):70–77.

2011 John Gee, "An Egyptian View of Abraham," in Bountiful Harvest: Essays in Honor of S. Kent Brown, eds. Andrew C. Skinner, D. Morgan Davis, and Carl Griffin (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 2011), 137–156.

2011 Christopher C. Smith, "'That Which is Lost': Assessing the State of the Preservation of the Joseph Smith Papyri," John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 31, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2011):69–83.

2011 Kerry Muhlestein, "Egyptian Papyri and the Book of Abraham: A Faithful, Egyptological Point of View," in No Weapon Shall Prosper: New Light on Sensitive Issues, ed. Robert L. Millett (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company; Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011), 217–244.

2011 Brian Hauglid, "Thoughts on the Book of Abraham," in No Weapon Shall Prosper: New Light on Sensitive Issues, ed. Robert L. Millett (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company and Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011), 245–258.

2012 Robert K. Ritner, The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: A Complete Edition (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2012).

2012 John Gee, "Formulas and Faith," Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 21, no. 1 (2012):60–65.

2012 John Gee, "The Book of Abraham, I Presume," FAIR Conference, 2012.

2012 Andrew W. Cook, "Formulas and Facts: A Response to John Gee," Dialogue 45, no. 3 (Fall 2012):1–10.

2012 Kerry Muhlestein, "Beautifully Written Upon Papyrus: The Story of the Joseph Smith Papyri," Insight, an Honors Publication (2012):3–9.

2012 Kerry Muhlestein, "Abraham, Isaac, and Osiris-Michael: The Use of Biblical Figures in Egyptian Religion," in Proceedings of Achievements and Problems of Modern Egyptology, ed. A. Belova Galina (Moscow: Russian Academy of Sciences, 2012):246–259.

2013 Kerry Muhlestein, "The Religious and Cultural Background of Joseph Smith Papyri I," Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 1 (2013):20–33.

2013 John Gee, "Abraham and Idrimi," Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 1 (2013):34–39.

2013 Quinten Barney, "Sobek: The Idolatrous God of Pharoah Amenemhet III," Journal of Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013):22–27.

2013 Stephen O. Smoot, "Council, Chaos, and Creation in the Book of Abraham," Journal of Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013):28–39.

2013 Kerry Muhlestein and Alexander L. Baugh, "Preserving the Joseph Smith Papyri Fragments: What Can We Learn From the Paper on Which the Papyri Were Mounted?," Journal of Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013):66–83.

2013 John Gee, "Has Olishem Been Discovered?," Journal of Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013):104–107.

2013 Jeff Lindsay, "Isis and Maat in Facsimile 3 of the Book of Abraham: A Horrific Blunder by Joseph Smith?," FairMormon Blog, December 29, 2013.

2013 Hollis R. Johnson, "One Day to a Cubit," Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 3 (2013):223–230.

2013 Stephen O. Smoot, "'By His Own Hand, Upon Papyrus': Another Look," Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture (blog), November 14, 2013.

2013 Kerry Muhlestein, "The Book of Abraham, Joseph Smith, Revelation, and You," Brigham Young University-Hawaii Devotional, November 12, 2013.

2014 Kerry Muhlestein, "The Book of Abraham and Unnoticed Assumptions," FAIRMormon Conference 2014.

2014 Kerry Muhlestein, "How We Got the Book of Abraham," Meridian Magazine (July 29, 2014).

2014 Kerry Muhlestein, "Faulty Assumptions about the Book of Abraham," Meridian Magazine (August 6, 2014).

2014 Kerry Muhlestein, "How Joseph Smith Translated the Book of Abraham," Meridian Magazine (August 20, 2014).

2014 Kerry Muhlestein, "Interpreting the Abraham Facsimiles," Meridian Magazine (September 1, 2014).

2014 Stephen Smoot and Quinten Barney, "The Book of the Dead as a Temple Text and the Implications for the Book of Abraham," in The Temple: Ancient and Restored, eds. Stephen D. Ricks and Donald W. Parry, Temple on Mount Zion Series 3 (Orem, UT: Interpreter Foundation and Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2016), 183–209.

2015 Matthew J. Grey, "'The Word of the Lord in the Original': Joseph Smith's Study of Hebrew in Kirtland," in Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World [BYU Church History Symposium 2013] (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 2015), 249–302.

2015 John Gee, "Joseph Smith and Ancient Egypt," in Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World [BYU Church History Symposium 2013] (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 2015), 427–448.

2015 Kerry Muhlestein, "Joseph Smith's Biblical View of Egypt," in Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World [BYU Church History Symposium 2013] (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 2015), 449–473.

2015 Brian Hauglid, "The Book of Abraham and the Egyptian Project: 'A Knowledge of Hidden Languages,'" in Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World [BYU Church History Symposium 2013] (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 2015), 474–511.

2015 Ryan Stuart Bingham, "Curses and Marks: Racial Dispensations and Dispensations of Race in Joseph Smith's Bible Revision and the Book of Abraham," Journal of Mormon History 41, no. 3 (July 2015):22–57.

2015 Christopher C. Smith, "The Book of Abraham Crisis: A History," Sunstone 178 (Summer 2015):10–11.

2016 Kerry Muhlestein and Megan Hansen, "'The Work of Translating': The Book of Abraham's Translation Chronology," in Let Us Reason Together: Essays in Honor of the Life's Work of Robert L. Millett, ed. J. Spencer Fluhman and Brent L. Top (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center and Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 2016):139–162.

2016 John Gee, "Shulem, One of the King's Principal Waiters," Interpreter 19 (2016):383–395.

2016 Kerry Muhlestein, "Assessing the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Introduction to the Historiography of their Acquisitions, Translations, and Interpretations," Interpreter 22 (2016):17–49.

2016 Kerry Muhlestein, "Joseph Smith and Egyptian Artifacts: A Model for Evaluating the Prophetic Nature of the Prophet's Ideas about the Ancient World," BYU Studies Quarterly 55, no. 3 (2016):35–82.

2016 Kerry Muhlestein, "The Explanation-Defying Book of Abraham," in A Reason for Faith: Navigating LDS Doctrine and Church History, ed. Laura Harris Hales (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, UT: Brigham Young University's Religious Studies Center, 2016), 79–91.

2016 Kerry Muhlestein, "Papyri and Presumptions: A Careful Examination of the Eyewitness Accounts Associated with the Joseph Smith Papyri," Journal of Mormon History 42, no. 4 (October 2016):31–50.

2017 Mark J. Johnson, "Scriptures With Pictures: Methodology, Unexamined Assumptions, and the Study of the Book of Abraham," Interpreter 25 (2017):1–59.

2017 John Gee, An Introduction to the Book of Abraham (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, and Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, Religious Studies Center, 2017).

2017 Brian Hauglid, "The Book of Abraham and Translating the Sacred," BYU Religious Education Review (Winter 2017):12–15.

2017 Robin Scott Jensen, "The Joseph Smith Papers and the Book of Abraham," BYU Religious Education Review (Winter 2017):16–17.

2017 Dennis L. Largey, ed., The Pearl of Great Price Reference Companion (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2017).

2017 Brent M. Rodgers et al., eds., The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 5: October 1835–January 1838 (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church Historian’s Press, 2017), 69–88.

2018 Stephen O. Smoot, "Pressing Forward with the Book of Abraham" [Review of John Gee's An Introduction to the Book of Abraham], Interpreter 28 (2018):299–308.

2018 Robin Scott Jensen and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Volume 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church Historian’s Press, 2018).

2018 Kerry Muhelstein, “The Book of Abraham, Revelation, and You,” Ensign 48 (December 2018): 54–57.

2019 Alex D. Smith, Christian K. Heimburger, and Christopher James Blythe, eds., The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 9: December 1841–April 1842 (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church Historian’s Press, 2019), 251–264.

2019 Terryl Givens, The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism’s Most Controversial Scripture (New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2019).

2019 Jeff Lindsay, “A Precious Resource with Some Gaps,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 13–104.

2019 Quinten Barney, “The Neglected Facsimile: An Examination and Comparative Study of Facsimile No. 3 of The Book of Abraham,” MA thesis, Brigham Young University, 2019.

2020 Matthew J. Grey, “Approaching Egyptian Papyri through Biblical Language: Joseph Smith’s Use of Hebrew in His Translation of the Book of Abraham,” in Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay, Mark Ashurst-McGee, and Brian M. Hauglid (Salt Lake City, UT: The University of Utah Press, 2020), 390—451.

2020 John S. Thompson, “‘We May Not Understand Our Words’: The Book of Abraham and the Concept of Translation in The Pearl of Greatest Price,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 1–48.

2020 John Gee “Four Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 133-152.

2020 Stephen O. Smoot, “‘From the Catecombs of Egypt’: Latter-day Saint Engagement with Ancient Egypt and the Contest of Religious Identity,” Journal of Mormon History 46, no. 4 (Fall 2020): 1–44.

2020 J. Ward Moody, “Times of Reckoning and Set Times in Abraham 3,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 1–14.

2021 John Gee, “Fantasy and Reality in the Translation of the Book of Abraham,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): 127–170.

2021 John Gee, “Prolegomena to a Study of the Egyptian Alphabet Documents in the Joseph Smith Papers,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): 77–98.

2021 Dan Vogel, Book of Abraham Apologetics: A Review and Critique (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2021).