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



Jesus resurrection, post-resurrection, Nauvoo house, Book of Mormon translation, chronology, Book of Ether, B. H. Roberts, John L. Sorenson, King Mosiah, Jaredites, translation, Pseudepigrapha, Lehi, Nephi, blacksmith


Does the Book of Mormon stand alone when it says that Jesus taught important gospel messages after his resurrection? "No," answers Hugh Nibley, as he surveys the "40 day literature" in his 1966 article entitled Evangelium Quadraginta Dierum. Although modern biblical scholars tend to discount the early Christian accounts of the post-resurrection ministry of the Savior, Nibley argues for a literal, historical interpretation. From this, an interesting perspective on 3 Nephi can emerge.