By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1


By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1

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Lundquist, John M. (Secondary), and Ricks, Stephen D. (Secondary)

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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book


Provo, UT/Salt Lake City

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"By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1", Edited by Lundquist, John M., and Ricks, Stephen D. Vol. 1. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.


Almost since his boyhood, Hugh Nibley has been interested in scholarship of the highest order. As a scholar and teacher, he has inspired others to become scholars themselves and has opened doors to passages and rooms that others will be exploring for years to come.
This first of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the contributors have learned from Dr. Nibley. Nearly every major subject that he has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the influence of Nibley, Copts and the Bible, the Seventy in scripture, the great apostasy, the book of Daniel in early Mormon thought, an early Christian initiation ritual, John’s Apocalypse, ancient Jewish seafaring, Native American rites of passage, Sinai as sanctuary and mountain of God, the Qurʾan and creation ex nihilo, and the sacred handclasp and embrace.
The two volumes contain papers on subject areas that include the Bible and the ancient Near East, early and Eastern Christianity and formative Judaism, aspects of kingship and the sacred, the religion and society of Asia, the Classics, the scriptures of the Latter-day Saints, and modern themes dealing with religion, literature, and society. Especially notable are papers by world-renowned scholars, including Drs. Aziz Atiya, James Charlesworth, Cyrus Gordon, Jacob Milgrom, Jacob Neusner, and Raphael Patai, whose work in these volumes attests to the wide respect in which Dr. Nibley’s work, as well as his personal example, is held. Finally, these volumes include papers by authors representing the second or the third generations of Nibley’s influence, an influence that will surely endure through many generations of future scholars.

Table of Contents

27 Chapters

Hugh Winder Nibley: Bibliography and Register
Midgley, Louis C. | pp. xv-lxxxvii
The Influence of Hugh Nibley: His Presence in the University
Thomas, Robert K. | pp. 1-5
A Doorkeeper in the House of the Lord
Welch, John W. | pp. 6-10
The Copts and the Bible
Atiya, Aziz S. | pp. 11-24
The Seventy in Scripture
Brown, S. Kent | pp. 25-44
From the Philopedia of Jesus to the Misopedia of the Acts of Thomas
Charlesworth, James H. | pp. 46-66
A Hebrew Inscription Authenticated
Gordon, Cyrus H. | pp. 67-80
"Watch and Remember": The New Testament and the Great Apostasy
Jackson, Kent P. | pp. 81-117
Two Letters to the Dead
Keller, Sharon R. | pp. 118-143
Milk and Meat: Unlikely Bedfellows
Milgrom, Jacob | pp. 144-154
The Book of Daniel in Early Mormon Thought
Whittaker, David J. | pp. 155-201
Aspects of an Early Christian Initiation Ritual
Hamblin, William J. | pp. 202-221
Early Christian Millenarianist Interpretation of the Two Witnesses in John's Apocalypse 11:3-13
Mackay, Thomas W. | pp. 222-331
The Case of Leviticus Rabbah
Neusner, Jacob | pp. 332-388
Ancient Jewish Seafaring and River-faring Laws
Patai, Raphael | pp. 389-416
Which Came First, the Music or the Words? (A Greek Text and Coptic Melody: Musical Transcription and Analysis of the Setting)
Robertson-Wilson, Marian | pp. 417-427
What Is Reality?
Lundquist, John M. | pp. 428-438
Native American Rites of Passage: Implications for Latter-day Saints
Lundquist, Suzanne E. | pp. 439-457
"Putting on the Names": A Jewish-Christian Legacy
Madsen, Truman G. | pp. 458-481
Sinai as Sanctuary and Mountain of God
Parry, Donald W. | pp. 482-500
Names in Antiquity: Old, New, and Hidden
Porter, Bruce H. | pp. 501-522
Togetherness Is Sharing an Umbrella: Divine Kingship, the Gnosis, and Religious Syncretism
Thomasson, Gordon C. | pp. 523-561
Heroic Legitimation in Traditional Nomadic Societies
Honey, David B. | pp. 562-583
Does the Qur'an Teach Creation Ex Nihilo?
Peterson, Daniel C. | pp. 584-610
The Handclasp and Embrace as Tokens of Recognition
Compton, Todd M. | pp. 611-642
Mars and Anna Perenna: March Gods and the Etruscan New Year in Archaic Rome
Hall, John Franklin | pp. 643-658
The Honey and the Smoke: Achilles and Atē in the Iliad
Phillips, R. Douglas | pp. 659-669
Nibley, Hugh

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