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  • Series: Collected Works of Hugh Nibley (Book 7)
  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Deseret Book Co; 2 Sub edition (May 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875791395
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875791395
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #866,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Craig Matteson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 11, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The ridicule of the Book of Mormon began before it was even published. Its critics have howled about various things in the book that have been perceived as flaws by one generation or another. It is interesting how the criticism have changed since 1830. To the first critics it seemed that there was too much common vernacular in the book (Jonathanisms). They didn't like a man claiming to talk with God face to face (many still don't). They found many of the claims about how these ancient inhabitants of the Americas lived.

This wonderful book by Hugh Nibley discusses many of the criticisms of the Book of Mormon by its critics over the decades and how discoveries subsequent to the publishing of the book make life harder for the critics. Remember, if the book is a fake, nothing in reality should tend to confirm the book. Reality should continue to move away from the claims of the book rather than the other way around.

As always, Nibley relies more on connecting any physical evidences to spiritual truths. For Nibley, proving the book to unbelievers is never important because they can never be convinced. Instead, he tries to help believers connect more vividly to the spiritual purposes of the Book of Mormon.

There are many pictures and the writing is delightful and witty.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 27, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Nibley examines the Book of Mormon and places it in the sublimnity it deserves. The language in the scripture is brought to light as being of ancient origin and akin to archaic hebrew. The phraseology might seem strange in English, however for Hebrew it is commonplace. Specific writing styles of ancient Hebrew, which were not discovered till this century, are uncovered in the Book of Mormon by Nibley. Ostensibly, he demonstrates validity and truth in the Book of Mormon that cannot be refuted, albeit the best way to find out is by reading it yourself.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 31, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Hugh Nibley has done it again. This book is an in-depth study of things mentioned in the Book of Mormon which were unknowable at the time the Book of Mormon was published, as well as a look at technical structure which would have been impossible to fake. "Since Cumorah" compares BM descriptions and ideas with recent finds like the Dead Sea Scrolls. Too many bulls eyes for random shooting. Nibley is again asking for scholarly review knowing that the book will withstand all challenges.
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By Debra Newman on April 2, 2015
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Supreme service and excellent reading!
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4 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Wanderer on May 7, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Like other books by Hugh Nibley, "Since Cumorah" is brimming with faulty logic. On pages 6, Nibley says some Book of Mormon verses were changed to "avoid confusion" (a phrase used twice on one page). But on page 8, he says that the Book of Mormon's "meaning is always clear."

Nibley says that the name "Benjamin" was changed to "Mosiah," and asks if this was really necessary. He does not say that the name was changed in two places and that Joseph Smith himself made the change.

Nibley's language also appeals to emotion rather than reason. Describing the Book of Mormon, he says it is full of "inexhaustible invention combined with such unerring accuracy and consistency....the artist must not only balance a bowl of goldfish and three lighted candles on the end of a broomstick while fighting off a swarm of gadflies, but he must at the same time be carving an immortal piece of statuary from a lump of solid diorite" (page 159).

Wow! Talk about hyperbole! But rather than going on and on in this manner, Nibley should have explained the 4,000 changes in the Book of Mormon (marked in an original edition of the Book of Mormon and published by Jerold and Sandra Tanner. See: "3,913 Changes in the Book of Mormon."

Good scholarship requires that you cite the critic's books and respond to their arguments. Nibley doesn't do this.

Nibley also asks how a "twenty-three-year-old backwoodsman in 1829" could make up a description of "an ancient coronation ceremony."

First, Nibley was aware, of course, that Joseph Smith lived on Palmyra's Main Street as boy and then only two miles away on a farm. The Palmyra area was not in any sense the "backwoods." Rather, it was a settled farming region with bookstores and newspapers in every town.
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