By Hugh Nibley

The amassed Works of Hugh Nibley comprises Nibley’s early paintings at the publication of Abraham and the Joseph Smith Papyri. the amount comprises varied essays, together with his three-year sequence of long articles from the Improvement Era, “A New examine the Pearl of significant Price.” in accordance with Nibley, “Until now, nobody has performed even more than mess around with the bedizening treasury of the Pearl of significant cost. They would now not, we could now not make of the ebook of Abraham an item of significant research. The time has come to alter all that.”

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72 Some of the Egyptologists in 1968 were as hasty and superficial as those in 1912. An Impressive Achievement Nibley’s success in his work with the Joseph Smith Papyri is revealed not only in his preparation and serious treatment of the papyri, but in the sheer quantity of his production. ”74 Nibley wrote in such a way that he was able to explain esoteric subjects to an audience to whom those subjects were entirely foreign. As he once noted in a passing nod to his role as a father: “Many years ago this writer learned that if he could not make a thing clear to a five-year-old child it was because he did not really understand it himself.

29. Klaus Baer, letter to Hugh Nibley, 6 July 1962. The original to this letter is in mss. 2721; Hugh W. Nibley Papers; Brigham Young University; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, boxes 40–41. All citations of the correspondence between Baer and Nibley come from this collection unless published, in which case the published source is also given. 30. Hugh Nibley, letter to Klaus Baer, 2 August 1962. 31. Hugh Nibley, letter to Klaus Baer, 17 August 1962. At least three drafts of this letter survive.

13. Hugh Nibley, “Egypt Revisited,” in Lehi in the Desert, CWHN 5:308–49. 14. Hugh Nibley, “Nobody to Blame,” in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, CWHN 17 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 2008), 133. 15. Hugh Nibley, “Intellectual Autobiography,” in Eloquent Witness, CWHN 17:15. 16. , 17. 17. Hugh Nibley, “Three Shrines: Mantic, Sophic, and Sophistic,” in The Ancient State, CWHN 10:312. 18. Nibley, “Victoriosa Loquacitas,” 243–86. 19. , 244. 20. , 253. 21. , 260, citing Cicero, De Oratore II, 36.

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