Lesson 2 - A Time for Re-Examination

Title

Lesson 2 - A Time for Re-Examination

Manual Title

An Approach to the Book of Mormon

Publication Type

Manual

Lesson

2

Year of Publication

1957

Authors

Nibley, Hugh W. (Primary)

Pagination

13-25

Publisher

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Place Published

Salt Lake City

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Nibley, Hugh W. "Lesson 2 - A Time for Re-Examination" In An Approach to the Book of Mormon, 13-25. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.

Abstract

The Book of Mormon can and should be tested. It invites criticism, and the best possible test for its authenticity is provided by its own oft-proclaimed provenance in the Old World. Since the Nephites are really a branch broken off from the main cultural, racial, and religious stock, that provenance can be readily examined.
 
In case one thinks the Book of Mormon has been adequately examined in the past, it is well to know that today all ancient records are being read anew in the light of new discoveries. In this lesson we discuss some of the overthrows of the last decades that make it necessary to undertake the thoroughgoing re- evaluation of ancient records, including the Bible. The old evolutionary interpretation is being re-examined, while in its place is coming the realization that all ancient records can best be understood if they are read as a single book.

Table of Contents

Manual

An Approach to the Book of Mormon
Nibley, Hugh W.

30 Lessons

Lesson 1 - Introduction
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 1-12
Lesson 2 - A Time for Re-Examination
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 13-25
Lesson 3 - An Auspicious Beginning
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 26-37
Lesson 4 - Lehi as a Representative Man
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 38-46
Lesson 5 - Lehi's Affairs, 1. The Jews and the Caravan Trade
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 47-57
Lesson 6 - Lehi's Affairs, 2. Lehi and the Arabs
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 58-69
Lesson 7 - Lehi's Affairs, 3. Dealings with Egypt
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 70-78
Lesson 8 - Politics in Jerusalem
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 79-91
Lesson 9: Escapade in Jerusalem
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 92-101
Lesson 10 - Portrait of Laban
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 102-112
Lesson 11 - The Flight into the Wilderness
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 113-121
Lesson 12 - The Pioneer Tradition and the True Church
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 122-132
Lesson 13 - Churches in the Wilderness
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 133-142
Lesson 14 - Unwelcome Voices from the Dust
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 143-153
Lesson 15 - Qumran and the Waters of Mormon
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 154-163
Lesson 16 - The Apocrypha and the Book of Mormon
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 164-177
Lesson 17 - A Strange Order of Battle
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 178-189
Lesson 18 - Life in the Desert, 1. Man versus Nature
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 190-201
Lesson 19 - Life in the Desert, 2. Man versus Man
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 202-216
Lesson 20 - Life in the Desert, 3. Lehi's Dream
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 217-228
Lesson 21 - Life in the Desert, Lehi the Poet — A Desert Idyll
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 229-241
Lesson 22 - Proper Names in the Book of Mormon
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 242-255
Lesson 23 - Old World Ritual in the New World
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 256-270
Lesson 24 - Ezekiel 37:15-23 as Evidence for the Book of Mormon
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 271-287
Lesson 25 - Some Test Cases from the Book of Ether
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 288-298
Lesson 26 - The Way of the "Intellectuals"
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 299-314
Lesson 27 - The Way of the Wicked
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 315-335
Lesson 28 - The Nature of Book of Mormon Society
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 336-350
Lesson 29 - Strategy for Survival
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 351-365
Appendix 1 - The Archaeological Problem
Nibley, Hugh W. | pp. 366-377
Historicity

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