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

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Hugh Nibley, doctrinal index, ancient Israel, Stela 5, Izapa, Metal Plates movie, seafaring Arabs, rhetorical terms


F.A.R.M.S. has frequently been asked to recommend books that people might read to learn more about the world of Lehi, the ancient source of much of the Book of Mormon. Beside the classic works by Hugh Nibley, Lehi in the Desert, An Approach to the Book of Mormon, and Since Cumorah, a very valuable book is by Father Roland de Vaux, Ancient Israel, in two volumes (McGraw Hill). Although slightly dated, the book remains extremely insightful, generally readable and reliable, and conveniently available in paperback.