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For many years Nibley may have been conservative Mormonism's only reputable scholar. However, due to Nibley's influence as amotivating professor, today there are many more. During the years Nibley taught at BYU several LDS students followed his exampleby going on to earn the degrees necessary to gain a hearing in the academic community. For example, Stephen E. Robinson went on toDuke University to earn a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies under W.D. Davies and James Charlesworth. Others went in different directions.S. Kent Brown took a doctorate from Brown University, focusing his research on the Nag Hammadi texts; C. Wilfred Griggs receiveda Ph.D. in ancient history from the University of California at Berkeley and is a specialist in early Egyptian Christianity; under thesupervision of David Noel Freedman and Frank Moore Cross, Kent P. Jackson took a doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from theUniversity of Michigan after completing a dissertation on the Ammonite language; Avraham Gileadi earned his Ph.D. at BYU, withR. K. Harrison serving as the primary reader of his dissertation concerning the literary structure of Isaiah; Stephen D. Ricks receiveda doctorate in Near Eastern Religions from the University of California at Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union under JacobMilgrom; Donald W. Parry received his Ph.D. in Hebrew jointly from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Utah;John Gee is currently completing a Ph.D. in Egyptology at Yale University. Many more examples of Mormon scholars with equalcredentials could be listed. Currently another crop of traditional Mormon intellectuals, in part funded by FARMS' Hugh NibleyFellowships, are earning advanced degrees from Oxford, Duke, Claremont, UCLA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, CatholicUniversity of America, and elsewhere. Their fields of study are quite relevant: New Testament, Syriac, Early Christianity, Near Easternlanguages and cultures, and other disciplines. The significance of these facts is simple: Mormons have the training and skills to producerobust defenses of their faith.
Nibley is not alone pointing out parallels between the Qumran texts and Mormon scripture. William J. Hamblin complains that "thecritics (of Mormonism) have never explained why we find close linguistic and literary parallels between the figure Mahujah in DeadSea Scrolls Aramaic fragments of the Book of Enoch and Mahijah questioning Enoch in the book of Moses (Moses 6:40)." GayeStrathearn suggests several points of contact between the Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen) discovered at Qumran and the LDS Bookof Abraham. Stephen E. Robinson points to numerous similarities between the Qumran community and the Latter-day Saints. Henotes that the Qumranites wrote important information on metal, they believed in baptism(s) by immersion, their community was ledby a council of twelve men with three governing priests, they had sacred meals of bread and wine administered by priests, and theybelieved in continuing revelation through a prophetic leader. He writes, "All of this leads to the conclusion that in many ways theEssenes may have been closer to the (Mormon) gospel than other Jewish sects." As with defenses of the Book of Mormon, moreexamples could be listed. In light of the growing participation of LDS scholars in Scrolls research we can be sure that many more willbe brought to our attention.
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The scholarly landscape is undergoing vast changes, with open access revolutionizing how publishing happens and how quickly and easily patrons can access new information and thinking on various topics. Scientific writing is probably the best-known example, with services such as PubMed gaining great attention, but other fields, such as the digital humanities, are not far behind. Still, though, tenure and other professional recognition have tended to be based on traditional metrics such as the impact factor of the journals in which a scholar publishes. Plum Analytics, a company founded in 2011 by entrepreneurs Andrea Michalek and Mike Buschman, has started to change all that, leading to its nomination as most ambitious database by LJ’s reviews editor Henrietta Thornton-Verma.
Hugh Nibley is without question the pioneer of LDS scholarship and apologetics. Since earning his Ph.D. at University of California atBerkeley in 1939, Nibley has produced a seemingly endless stream of books and articles covering a dauntingly vast array of subjectmatter. Whether writing on Patristics, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Apocrypha, the culture of the Ancient Near East or Mormonism, hedemonstrates an impressive command of the original languages, primary texts and secondary literature. He has set a standard whichyounger LDS intellectuals are hard pressed to follow. There is not room her for anything approaching an exhaustive examination ofNibley's works. We must confess with Truman Madsen, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at Brigham YoungUniversity: "To those who know him best, and least, Hugh W. Nibley is a prodigy, an enigma, and a symbol."
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Space does not permit an extended discussion of LDS use of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament Apocrypha andthe Nag Hammadi texts. However, several studies deserve mention. Hugh Nibley wrote a book-length work on the extant Enochliterature. Stephen E. Robinson, in a very sober article, makes several interesting points: Paul's apparent use of the Wisdom ofSolomon, which teaches the premarital existence of souls (8:19 ff.) and the creation of the world out of unformed matter (11:17); theNarrative of Zosimus (also known as History of the Rechabites) which contains an interesting tradition about Jews leaving Jerusalem inJeremiah's time, and traveling across the ocean to a land of promise, the Testament of Adam (3:1-5), which contains an accountsimilar to what is found in Doctrine and Covenants 107:53-56; and the Gospel of Philip, which describes a three-state initiation ritewhich corresponds to the three chambers of the Jerusalem temple. In another interesting study, S. Kent Brown compares the titlesMan of Holiness and Man of Counsel in Moses 6:57 and 7:35 with material in the Hebrew Bible and two later documents, Egnostosthe Blessed and The Sophia of Jesus Christ.