Sources and Acknowledgments
“Historicity of the Bible” is the edited transcript of an address given to the Seminary and Institute faculty at Brigham Young University on June 19, 1956.
“Archaeology and Our Religion,” accompanied by two cover letters dated September 16, 1965, was originally intended to be included in the “I Believe” series in the Instructor. On January 18, 1982, it appeared in the Seventh East Press, pp. 4—7, 12.
“Myths and the Scriptures” was published in the October 1971 New Era, pp. 34—38.
“Before Adam” is the edited text of an address given to the BYU community on April 1, 1980.
“Patriarchy and Matriarchy” was first delivered on February 1, 1980, to the annual women’s conference at Brigham Young University. It was subsequently published in the proceedings of that conference, Blueprints for Living: Perspectives for Latter-day Saint Women (Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1980), pp. 44—61.
“Unrolling the Scrolls—Some Forgotten Witnesses,” a talk given in Glendale, California, in 1967, has been transcribed and edited from a tape recording.
“Treasures in the Heavens: Some Early Christian Insights into the Organizing of Worlds” was published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 8 (Autumn/Winter 1973): 76—98, and reprinted in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless (Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1978), pp. 49—84.
“Great are the Words of Isaiah” is an address given at BYU’s sixth annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on January 28, 1978. It subsequently appeared in the proceedings of that symposium, pp. 193—207, published by Brigham Young University Press in 1978.
“More Voices from the Dust” appeared in the Instructor (March 1956), pp. 71—72, 74.
“The Dead Sea Scrolls: Some Questions and Answers” was originally an address given to the Seminary and Institute faculty at BYU on July 5, 1962. It then appeared in the Instructor 98 (July 1963): 233—35.
“Qumran and The Companions of the Cave” first appeared in Revue de Qumran 5 (April 1965): 177—98. It was reprinted in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless (Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1978), pp. 187—212.