Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


John W. Welch


Book of Mormon, ancient history, Hugh Nibley, scholarship


At first light on 6 June 1944, the first of many Allied landing craft began hitting the beaches of Normandy. At Utah Beach, 12 men dangling from one of the emerging jeeps cheered their driver on as they surged up from beneath the surface of the chilly English Channel waters. That driver, an army intelligence officer with a PhD in ancient history from the University of California at Berkeley, was none other than Hugh W. Nibley, age 34.