"I want to say to you, read the book, the Pearl of Great Price, and read the Book of Abraham. The Pearl of Great Price I hold to be one of the most intelligent, one of the most religious books that the world has ever had; but more than that, to me the Pearl of Great Price is true in its name. It contains an ideal of life that is higher and grander and more glorious than I think is found in the pages of any other book unless it be the Holy Bible. It behooves us to read these things, understand them: and I thank God when they are attacked, because it brings to me, after a study and thought, back to the fact that what God has given He has given, and He has nothing to retract." - Levi Edgar Young, Conference Report (April 1913), 74

Bibliography

This bibliography is a continual working project - last updated on August 28, 2013. Please email me regarding any errors or broken links, or notify me of any relevant publications missing from my compilation (mcbarka at hotmail.com; subject line - Book of Abraham Bibliography). Regarding the nature of the works included below, please see Commentary on the Book of Abraham Bibliography.

1936
  • R.C. Webb [J.E. Homans], Joseph Smith as a Translator (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News Press, 1936)
1938
  • Sidney B. Sperry, Ancient Records Testify in Papyrus and Stone (1938-1939 Course of Study, Adult Department, M.I.A.; Salt Lake City, UT: General Boards of M.I.A. [Mutual Improvement Association] of The Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1938)
1946
1948
  • Milton R. Hunter, Pearl of Great Price Commentary (Salt Lake City, UT: Stevens & Wallis, Inc., 1948)
1955
  • James R. Clark, The Story of the Pearl of Great Price (Salt Lake City, UT: Bookcraft, 1955)
1959
1960
  • Charles D. McOmber, Jr., A Study of the Criticisms of the Book of Abraham (M.A. Thesis; Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1960)
  • Lynn M. Hilton, A Concordance of the Pearl of Great Price (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Extension Publications, 1960)
1965
  • George Reynolds and Janne M. Sjodahl, Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price, ed. Philip C. Reynolds (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company, 1965)
  • James R. Clark, review of Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price, by George Reynolds and Janne M. Sjodahl, ed. Philip C. Reynolds (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company, 1965), BYU Studies 7/1 (Autumn 1965):83-84
  • Hugh Nibley, "On the Pearl of Great Price," Lecture given May 13, 1965
  • Hugh Nibley, "Pearl of Great Price Problems: The 1912 Critics Examined, the Present Critics Examined, Some Guesses of Our Own," BYU Education Week, Summer 1965
  • Deta Peterson Neeley, A Child's Story of The Pearl of Great Price (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News Press, 1965)
  • James R. Clark, "Pearl of Great Price Bibliography," unpublished paper
1967
1968
1969
  • A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price, by Hugh Nibley, Improvement Era:
    • Part 7. The Unknown Abraham, January 1969, 26-33, entitled "Neglected Evidence on the Book of Abraham," per Light Planet (Jeff Lindsay)
    • Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued), February 1969, 64-67
    • Part 8[7]. The Unknown Abraham (continued), March 1969, 76, 79-80, 82, 82
    • Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued), April 1969, 66-72
    • Part 8[7]. The Unknown Abraham (continued), May 1969, 87-91
    • Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued), June 1969, 126-128, 130-132
    • Part 7. The Unknown Abraham (continued), July 1969, 97-101
    • Part 8. Facsimile No. 1, By the Figures, July 1969, 101-111
    • Part 8. Facsimile No. 1, By the Figures (continued), August 1969, 75-87
    • Part 8. Facsimile No. 1, By the Figures (continued), September 1969, 85-95
    • Part 8. Facsimile No. 1, By the Figures (continued), October 1969, 85-88
    • Part 9. Setting the Stage--The World of Abraham, October 1969, 89-95
    • Part 9. Setting the Stage--The World of Abraham (continued), November 1969, 116-126
  • The Joseph Smith Papyri, by Benjamin Urrutia, Dialogue 4/2 (Summer 1969):129-134
  • The Saga of the Book of Abraham, by Jay M. Todd, (Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, UT, 1969)
1970
  • A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price, by Hugh Nibley, Improvement Era
    • Part 9. Setting the Stage--The World of Abraham (continued), January 1970, 56-65
    • Part 10. The Sacrifice of Isaac, March 1970, 84-94
    • Part 11. The Sacrifice of Sarah, April 1970, 79-95
    • Conclusion: Taking Stock, May 1970, 82-89, 91-94
  • The Pearl of Great Price: Lectures 1 through 8, Education Weeks Lectures 1970, by Roy W. Doxey (Brigham Young University Press, Provot, UT, 1970)
  • Newsletter and Proceedings of the S.E.H.A., N119, February 23, 1970
    • 119.4 Book of Abraham Meet Scheduled
    • 119.6 Summer Talks on Archaeology
  • Newsletter and Proceedings of the S.E.H.A., N120, April 1970
    • 120.4 The Use of Mnemonic Devices in Oral Traditions, As Exemplified by the Book of Abraham and the Hor Sensen Papyrus, by John A. Tvedtnes
  • Newsletter and Proceedings of the S.E.H.A., N124, December 1970
    • 124.0 Book of Abraham Research, 1969: The Big Questions Still Unanswered
    • 124.1 More Light on Tomb of Lebolo's Discovery
    • 124.2 Students Visit Tomb 33, Thebes, Egypt
1971
1972
  • Religion 327x The Pearl of Great Price, by James R. Harris, (Department of Home Study, Brigham Young University, 1972)
  • The Pearl of Great Price: Lectures 17 through 24, Education Weeks Lectures 1972, by Roy W. Doxey (Brigham Young University Press, Provot, UT, 1972)
  • Newsletter and Proceedings of the S.E.H.A., N129, April 1972
    • 129.5 Book of Abraham Papers Published
  • Newsletter and Proceedings of the S.E.H.A., N131, September 1972
    • 131.8 Latest Word on the Symposium
1973
  • The Book of Abraham and Pythagorean Astronomy, by William E. Dibble, Dialogue 8/2 (Autumn 1973):134-138
  • Teachings of the Pearl of Great Price: Walk With the Lord, by Roy W. Doxey, (Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, UT, 1973)
  • The Pearl of Great Price: Complete Concordance, by Thomas A. & Jeffery Hill Curtis, (Hawkes Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT, 1973)
  • Newsletter and Proceedings of the S.E.H.A., N134, October 1973
    • 134.0 A Comparison of the Nephite Monetary System with the Egyptian System of Measuring Grain, by Paul Richard Jesclard
1974
  • A Hint of an Explanation, by Eric Jay Olson, A Review of "The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment" by Hugh Nibley, in Dialogue 9/4 (Winter 1974):74-75
1975
  • Pearl of Great Price Symposium, The Department of Ancient Scripture Religious Instruction, BYU, November 22, 1975
  • The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, by Hugh Nibley (Deseret Book, SLC, UT, 1975; see 2005 for republication)
    • What Manner of Document?
    • Reproduction and Translation of Papyri X and XI
    • Translated Correctly?
    • A More Complete Text of the Book of Breathings
    • Nature and Purpose of the Book of Breathing(s)
    • Purification Rites
    • Entering the Temple
    • The Creation of Man
    • The Garden Story
    • The Long Road Back
    • The Fearful Passage
    • Culmination and Conclusion
    • From the Dead Sea Scrolls (IQS)
    • From the Odes of Solomon
    • The Pearl
    • From the Pistis Sophia
    • Cyril of Jerusalem's Lectures on the Ordinances
    • From the Gospel of Phillip
  • A Great Fuss about a Scrap of Papyrus, by C. Wilfred Griggs, A Review of "The Message of the Joseph Smith Papryi: An Egyptian Endowment" by Hugh Nibley, Ensign, October 1975, 84
  • Some Reasons for the Restored Gospel, by Hugh Nibley, a talk given at BYU (Klaus Baer's visitation)
1976
1977
1979
1980
1981
  • Professor Seixas, the Hebrew Bible, and the Book of Abraham, by Michael T. Walton, Sunstone 6/2 (Mar-Apr 1981):41-43
  • LDS Roots in Egypt, by Arthur Wallace, (LL Company, Los Angeles, CA, 1981)
  • The Book of Abraham Papyrus Found, by H. Michael Marquardt (Utah Lighthouse Ministry)
  • Abraham in Egypt, by Hugh Nibley (Deseret Book, Salt Lake City, UT, 1981; see republication in 2000)
    • The Book of Abraham and the Book of the Dead
    • Joseph Smith and the Sources
    • The Rivals
    • Pharaoh and Abraham: Where Is Thy Glory?
    • All the Courts a Stage: Facsimile 3, A Royal Mumming
    • A Pioneer Mother
    • The Trouble with Ham
    • The Deseret Connection
    • Conclusion
1982
1985
1986
  • Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: Servants and Prophets of God, by Dr. Norman L. Heap, (Vantage Press, Los Angeles, CA, 1986)
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1999
  • FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series:
    • A History of the Joseph Smith Papyri and Book of Abraham, by John Gee, March 3, 1999
    • Abrahamic Lore in Support of the Book of Abraham, by John A. Tvedtnes, March 10, 1999
    • The Ancient Owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri, by John Gee, March 17, 1999
    • Appreciating Hypocephali as Works of Art and Faith, by Michael P. Lyon, March 24, 1999
    • Abraham's Creation Drama, by Hugh Nibley, April 6, 1999, subsequently published as
  • Abraham's Temple Drama [Abraham's Creation Drama], by Hugh Nibley, in The Temple in Time and Eternity (Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks, Eds.; Deseret Book and FARMS, Salt lake City, UT, 1999), 1-42; and again, in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, by Hugh Nibley (Stephen D. Ricks, Ed.; Deseret Book and FARMS, Salt Lake City, UT, 2008)
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
  • The Book of Breathings in Its Place, by Kerry Muhlestein; A Review of "The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary" by Michael D. Rhodes, in FARMS Review 17/2 (2005):471-486
  • Joseph Smith as Egyptologist, by Kerry Shirts, Sunstone Symposium, July 30, 2005
  • The Pearl of Great Price: A Verse-By-Verse Commentary, by Richard D. Draper, S. Kent Brown, and Michael D. Rhodes (Deseret Book, Salt Lake City, UT, 2005)
  • The Blessings of Abraham: Becoming A Zion People, by E. Douglas Clark (Covenant Communications, Inc., American Fork, UT, 2005)
  • Authentic Ancient Names and Words in the Book of Abraham and Related Kirtland Egyptian Papers, John A. Tvedtnes, FAIR Conference 2005
  • The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment, by Hugh Nibley (Deseret Book and FARMS; Salt Lake City, UT, 2005)
    • What Manner of Document?
    • Reproduction and Translation of Papyri X and XI
    • Translated Correctly?
    • A More Complete Text of the Book of Breathings
    • The Nature and Purpose of the Book of Breathings
    • Initiation Rites and Entering the Temple
    • The Creation (Resurrection) of Man
    • The Garden Story
    • The Long Road Back
    • The Fearful Passage
    • Culmination and Conclusion
    • From the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QS)
    • From the Odes of Solomon
    • The Pearl
    • From the Pistis Sophia
    • Cyril of Jerusalem's Lectures on the Ordinances
    • From the Gospel of Phillip
2006
2007
2008
  • Some Puzzles from the Joseph Smith Papyri, by John Gee, in FARMS Review 20/1:113-137
  • "The Prophet and the Papyrus," William D. Morain, 2008 Restoration Studies Symposium, co-sponsored as "Sunstone Midwest," April 12, 2008 (John Whitmer Historical Association)
2009
2010
  • One Eternal Round, by Hugh Nibley and Michael D. Rhodes (Deseret Book and FARMS, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010)
    • Preface: Michael D. Rhodes
    • Introduction
    • The Critics
    • What Is the Problem?
    • Dispensations and Axial Times
    • Myth, Ritual, and History
    • Abraham and the Great Year-Rite
    • What Is a Hypocephalus?
    • Reading the Hypocephalus: Part 1, Figures 1-4, 22-23
    • Reading the Hypocephalus: Part 2, Figures 5-21
    • The Ascension Dramas
    • Jewel of Discernment
    • Joseph Smith, Hermetic Tradition, and the Hypocephalus
    • The Kabbala
    • Alexander the Great
    • Nimrod
    • Geometry
  • Breathing Permit of Horus, by H. Michael Marquardt
  • "On Elkenah as Canaanite El" by Kevin L. Barney, in Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture, 19/1: 22-35
  • Marginal Characters in the Book of Abraham Manuscripts, by John Gee, FAIR Conference, Sandy, Utah, August 6, 2010
  • The Meaning of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers, by William Schryver, FAIR Conference, Sandy, Utah, August 6, 2010
  • "Egyptian Papyri and the Book of Abraham: Some Questions and Answers," by Kerry Muhlestein, The Religious Educator 11/1 (2010):90-106
  • "The Original Length of the Scroll of Hôr," Andrew W. Cook and Christopher C. Smith, Dialogue 43/4 (Winter 2010):1-42
  • "An American Mummy Tale: The Joseph Smith Papyri," Robert Ritner, lecture delivered for the North Texas Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt; Dallas, Texas, February 12, 2010.  See notice of lecture available online here (pg 152-152/304).
2011
2012
2013

Undated