Book of Abraham, museum, volume, essays
An Approach to the Book of Abraham, volume 18 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, is now avail able. This volume contains Nibley’s early work on the Book of Abraham and the Joseph Smith Papyri and is his closest look at Facsimile 1 of the Book of Abraham. In chapter 5, Nibley is at his best as he has Mr. Jones, the curator, conduct Dick and Jane through an imaginary museum in which the most important lioncouch scenes have all been gathered together in a single hall. Mr. Jones possesses a hand book that tells him all. In a conversational manner, he discusses the various figures of Facsimile 1, calling upon the best Egyptological knowledge of the time to explain their importance and setting.
"New Nibley Volume Explores the Book of Abraham,"
Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship: Vol. 29:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/insights/vol29/iss2/3