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Teachings of Hugh Nibley

Teachings of Hugh Nibley

By Derrik Conrad
Audio from Hugh Nibley from multiple sources. New episode every Sunday. I claim no ownership of these talks and have only distributed them here for the learning of others.

Season 1: Nibley’s class on the Pearl of Great Price class given in 1984. 25 classes.

Season 2: Pearl of Great Price, Ancient Scripture and Temples.
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House of Glory
Nibley goes through some doctrines taught in D&C section 109, the Dedicatory Prayer of the Kirkland Temple. He teaches the basic need for the temple, and what the larger picture is.
50:00
November 22, 2020
What is a Temple?
Hugh Nibley discusses temples in antiquity.
56:42
November 15, 2020
Earliest Christians According to Newly Discovery Papyri
Nibley goes over the discovery of the Nag Hammadi documents and their teachings about early Christian beliefs.
52:48
November 8, 2020
The Forty Day Ministry Pt. 2
Mobley discusses the reason for such a large amount of early literature about the 40 days. He then expounds on the teachings about the Great Apostasy from different early books. He touches on the Hume Codex, The Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Phillip, the Gospel of Truth, the Gospel of the Twelve Apostles, and more.
56:37
November 1, 2020
The Forty Day Ministry Pt. 1
Nibley discusses the least liked of all scriptures in the NT: Acts 1:3. He explains how many christian sects reject the physical resurrection, even though the early Christians believed the doctrine. In this first part, he explains the arguments for and against the doctrine of the 40 day ministry. He then starts to go into the actual documents that have been found in the Nag Hammadi library that talk about some of the teachings.
57:06
October 25, 2020
New Insights on Israel and her Neighbors Pt. 2
Nibley continues his talk from last week about the connections between Israel and the countries nearby. He goes through Greek, Iranian, Egyptian and more. He paints a worldview, not of an isolated Bible that is the only source of true knowledge, but of a view that we espouse: that God teaches all people according to their ability.
1:00:14
October 18, 2020
New Insights on Israel and Her Neighbors Pt. 1
This is part 1 of a talk given at BYU. Nibley discusses new findings on the relationships between the people of Israel and the other surrounding nations, including the Canaanites, Greeks, and Persians. There were many new findings at the time including letters sent between kings, Flood stories and epic literature.
1:06:03
October 11, 2020
Rediscovery of the Apocrypha Pt. 2
Nibley continues the same talk from Pt. 1. He discusses the teachings of the Book of Mormon prophets on the OT prophet Zenos, and the parallels with Dead Sea Scroll writings and other Zenos writings that have been found. He also discusses the royal coronation type that is common among ancient kings. There is a good Q&A at the end. It is hard to hear some the first questions, but the later ones are audible.
56:06
October 4, 2020
Rediscovery of the Apocrypha Pt. 1
Nibley discusses the parallels between symbols and imagery in the Christian and Jewish Apocrypha and the Book of Mormon. He similarities in the writings of Baruch, Enoch, Ben Serak and others to those of Lehi, Nephi and Samuel the Lamanite. The council of Heaven as shown to Lehi is common in Testamentary literature. Parallels from the treasury literature. Part 2 will follow next week.
57:46
September 27, 2020
Abraham’s Creation Drama
This talk was given later in his life. He first goes through the type of man that Abraham was. Then, discusses the Pearl of Great Price. He then explains how the Book of Abraham creation story can be read of as a drama, or an ancient play. This understanding of ancient practice can greatly increase ones appreciation for the writings that we have.
1:16:19
September 20, 2020
A Stage Without a Play
This talk is important in the discussion of Ancient Literature as it helps us understand the way in which others may see the world. Nibley here discusses religious and secular beliefs that have no “Play”. This sets up further discussion of how the Pearl of Great Price helps establish the play within our beliefs.
1:01:59
September 13, 2020
PoGP Lecture 26: Joseph Smith
Nibley’s last lecture of the Pearl of Great Price Lecture Series.
41:00
September 1, 2020
PoPG Lecture 25: Joseph Smith Matthew
Nibley teaches about the JS Translation of Matthew 25. It details the 3 different destruction: Of Israel in 70 AD, the end of the world (wicked), and end of the earth (celestialized).
47:47
August 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 24: The Destruction
Nibley discusses the destructions that occurred when the wicked were destroyed by God.
47:39
August 26, 2020
PoGP Lecture 23: Abraham
Nibley discusses the different sources and stories of Abraham.
52:08
August 23, 2020
PoGP Lecture 22: Enoch
Nibley continues to talk about the Book of Enoch and the lessons we get from it.
53:09
August 20, 2020
PoGP Lecture 21: The Eve Theme; The Book of Enoch
Nibley continues the discussion from the previous lecture on the Eve theme, and begins talking about the excerpts of the Book of Enoch that we have.
52:43
August 18, 2020
PoGP Lecture 20: The Heritage of Cain
Nibley talks about what was told of Cain’s descendants in the Book of Moses, especially Lamech.
50:40
August 16, 2020
PoGP Lecture 19: Adam and Eve
Nibley teaches about the Adam and Eve story.
51:07
August 14, 2020
PoGP Lecture 18: The Combat
Nibley discusses the Combat that is inherent in the Hero literature, from the combat between Moses and Satan, to the year rights with Pharoah.
51:12
August 13, 2020
PoGP Lecture 17: The Heavenly Prologue
Nibley discusses the heavenly prologue in the scriptures and other ancient writings.
52:17
August 11, 2020
PoGP Lecture 16: The Mountain of the Lord’s House
Hugh Nibley discusses temples and the temple experiences of Prophets on Mountains.
48:38
August 9, 2020
PoPG Lecture 15: The Geological Problem
Hugh Nibley discusses how the geological timeline lines up with the creation narrative.
52:16
August 6, 2020
PoGP Lecture 14: Treasures in Heaven
Nibley teaches about the myriad of documents that mention the doctrine of The Treasures in Heaven.
46:39
July 30, 2020
PoGP Lecture 13: The Plurality of Worlds Part 2
Hugh teaches about the Plurality of Worlds as taught in the Pearl of Great Price
46:08
July 22, 2020
POGP Lecture 12: The Plurality of Worlds
Hugh Nibley gave this class at BYU in 1986 and BYU. He compares the belief and lack of belief in the plurality of worlds of religion and scientists.
47:23
July 3, 2020
PoGP Lecture 11: The Human Condiiton
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
50:44
June 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 10: The Babylon Creation Myth
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
46:51
June 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 9: The Shabako Stone Continued
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
53:55
June 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 8: The Council According to the Shabako Stone
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
50:15
June 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 7: The Council
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
51:38
June 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 6: The Creation
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
51:04
June 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 5: Cosmology
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
52:40
June 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 4: Pre-existance
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
52:45
June 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 3: Literalism
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
51:45
June 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 2: Allegory and Rhetoric
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
48:16
June 29, 2020
PoGP Lecture 1: Restoring What Was Lost
Hugh Nibley gave this lecture in 1986 at Brigham Young University.
46:38
June 29, 2020