SINCE CUMORAH: VOLUME 7 IN THE NIBLEY COLLECTED WORKS IS PUBLISHED
"Since its first printing in 1967, Since Cumorah has been a classic in Book of Mormon scholarship, and its significance has not decreased with the years," says John W. Welch. "We are pleased to offer this expanded volume to a new generation of Book of Mormon students. This long popular book examines the Book of Mormon in light of the discoveries at Qumran, Nag-Hammadi, and throughout the ancient world. It's Nibley at his best, challenging many traditional scholarly assumptions and opening avenues of inquiry regarding the Book of Mormon and its present-day implications."
Drawing upon a multitude of Hebrew, Coptic, and early Christian texts, Dr. Nibley looks at both the background and the text of the Book of Mormon. He compares the Book of Mormon with the Bible, the Apocrypha, and the records of the primitive church and related groups. He examines its language and literature. Historically, he covers major events, such as the great earthquake; prophetic figures, such as Zenos; and wars, especially during the military career of Captain Moroni. Finally, he discusses the Book of Mormon as prophecy: its themes, warnings, and promises.
For this new edition of Since Cumorah, the text and notes have been carefully checked and reedited, helpful scriptural and textual indexes have been added, and the original illustrations have been used. The editors also restored, through extensive notes, substantial blocks of material published in the 1964-1966 magazine version of this work but not included in the previous book edition. These articles ran as a series in the Improvement Era.
The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley are expected to run to more than 20 volumes when complete. Volume 8, The Prophetic Book of Mormon, is scheduled for release in early 1989. That volume will a wide variety of Nibley's talks and articles about the Book of Mormon. Other volumes on ancient studies, church history, and gospel subjects will also be released in 1989.