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Bibliography of the Writings of Sidney B. Sperry

Ancient Records Testify in Papyrus and Stone. Salt Lake City: General Boards of MIA of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1938.

1. The Romantic Interest of Archaeology 2. How Ancient Egypt’s Secrets Were Revealed 3—6. The Story of the Book of Abraham 7. An Analysis of the Book of Abraham 8. The Teachings of the Book of Abraham 9. The New Discovery of Ancient Babylonia-Assyria 10. The Decipherment of the Cuneiform Inscriptions 11—16. Cuneiform Records and Their Bearing on the Old Testament 17. The Modern Discovery of Ancient Palestine 18. The Discovery of Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions 19. Book of Mormon Contributions to the Archaeology of the Old Testament 20. The Ras Shamra Tablets 21. A Jewish Colony in Egypt 22. Some Interesting Interpretations of Passages from the Old Testament

“Ancient Temples and Their Functions.” Ensign 2 (January 1972): 67—72. Reprint of “Some Thoughts Concerning Ancient Temples and Their Functions.” Improvement Era 58 (November 1955): 814—16, 826—27.

“Ancient Temples and Their Uses.” Improvement Era 56 (April 1953): 230—31, 254, 256, 258—62, 264.

Answers to Book of Mormon Questions. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1967.

1. The Problem of the Nature of Man 2. Did Father Lehi Have Daughters? 3. The Problem of the History, Transmission and Use of the Urim and Thummim 4. Who Are the Gentiles of the Book of Mormon 5. Did Nephi Talk to the Holy Ghost in Person? 6. The Twofold Problem of Mosiah 15:1—4

Is Jesus the “Father and the Son?” Are God the Father and His Son One God

7. Some Problems of Interest relating to the Brass Plates 8. The Problem of Ether 3:15: “Never Have I Showed Myself unto Man Whom I Have Created” 9. Some Problems Arising from Martin Harris’ Visit to Professor Charles Anthon 10. The Problem of the Pentateuch 11. The “Isaiah Problem” in the Book of Mormon 12. The Problem of the Sermon on the Mount 13. Literary Problems Involving 1 Corinthians 12, 13 and Other New Testament Books 14. Does the Book of Mormon Quote Shakespeare? 15. Was Jesus Born in the “Land of Jerusalem”? 16. The Problem of Mosiah 3:7: Did Jesus Bleed from Every Pore? 17. The Problem of Iron, Steel and Other Metals 18. The Problems of the Horse and Other Domestic Animals 19. Some Miscellaneous Problems Involving the Book of Mormon:

The Spalding Theories Alleged Anachronisms Did Joseph Smith Obtain His Ideas for the Book of Mormon from Contemporary Books?

20—24. An Answer to Buvarson’s Criticisms of the Book of Mormon

25. The Problem of the “Rod” and the “Root of Jesse” in Isaiah 11 (this chapter did not appear in Problems of the Book of Mormon)

The Aramaic Vocabulary of the Old Testament: Containing a Linear Translation of the Texts, Together with Grammatical Notes for the Benefit of Beginners. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1955.

“Are There Accounts in the Old Testament That Are More Allegorical than Literal?” Ensign 4 (July 1974): 12.

“Bible Manners and Customs.” Address to Seminary and Institute Faculty, Brigham Young University, 18 June 1956.

“The Book of Malachi.” Instructor 79 (October 1944): 474—76.

“The Book of Mormon and Textual Criticism.” Provo: Extension Publications, 1959.

“The Book of Mormon as Translation English.” Improvement Era 38 (March 1935): 141, 187—88.

Book of Mormon Chronology: The Dating of Book of Mormon People and Events. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1970.

Book of Mormon Compendium. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1968; 1970.

1. The Nature and Origin of the Book of Mormon

2. The Events Leading to Moroni’s Depositing the Sacred Records in the Hill Cumorah

3. The Problem of the History, Transmission and Use of the Urim and Thummim

4. The Language and Script of the Book of Mormon

5. The Title Page of the Book of Mormon

6. The Book of Mormon Witnesses

7. The Three Outstanding Messages

8—9. The First Book of Nephi

10—12. The Second Book of Nephi

13. The Book of Jacob

14. The Books of Enos, Jarom and Omni

15. The Words of Mormon

16. The Book of Mosiah

17—18. The Book of Alma

19. The Book of Helaman

20—21. Third Nephi

22. Fourth Nephi

23—24. The Book of Mormon

25. The Book of Ether

26. The Book of Moroni

27. The “Isaiah Problem” in the Book of Mormon

28. The Church among Book of Mormon Peoples

29. The Concept of God in the Book of Mormon

30. Personal Religion and Brotherhood in the Book of Mormon

31. The Teaching Concerning Death and the Hereafter in the Book of Mormon 32. Some Universals in the Book of Mormon

“Book of Mormon lectures.” South Los Angeles Stake, 1952. 102 pages.

“The Book of Mormon’s Message on Brotherhood.” Ensign 3 (March 1973): 56—59.

Book of Mormon Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union Board, ca. 1947.

The Book of Mormon Testifies. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1952.

1. The Name and Origin of the Book of Mormon

2. The Three Outstanding Messages of the Book of Mormon to This Generation

3—4. The First Book of Nephi

5—6. The Second Book of Nephi

7. The Book of Jacob

8. The Books of Enos, Jarom and Omni

9. The Words of Mormon

10. The Book of Mosiah

11—12. The Book of Alma

13. The Book of Helaman

14—15. Third Nephi

16. Fourth Nephi

17—18. The Book of Mormon

19. The Book of Ether

20. The Book of Moroni 21. The “Isaiah Problem” in the Book of Mormon

“A Contribution of the Old Testament to the Idea of Brotherhood.” Instructor 78 (December 1943): 612.

“David—Great King of Israel.” Instructor 79 (March 1944): 126—28.

“Did Father Lehi Have Daughters Who Married the Sons of Ishmael?” Improvement Era 55 (September 1952): 642, 694.

Doctrine and Covenants Compendium. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1960, 1971.

“The Eleventh Chapter of Isaiah.” Instructor 79 (July 1944): 332—34.

“Eternal Values in the Teachings of the Church.” Improvement Era 50 (August 1947): 509—10, 560—62.

“An Evaluation of Joseph Smith and His Work.” Annual Joseph Smith Memorial Sermons vol. 1:31—43. Logan Institute of Religion, 1966. Sermon delivered 17 December 1947.

“The Fulfillment of Abraham’s Blessings.” Instructor 97 (September 1962): 316—17.

“Hebrew Idioms in the Book of Mormon” Improvement Era 57 (October 1954): 703, 728—29.

“Hebrew Manners and Customs.” Ensign 2 (May 1972): 29—33.

“How to Read Isaiah.” Instructor 101 (March 1966): 96—99.

“Hugh B. Brown: Assistant to the Council of the Twelve.” Improvement Era 56 (December 1953): 914, 983—85.

“The Inspired Revision of the Bible,” with Merrill Y. Van Wagoner. Improvement Era 43 (April 1940): 206—7, 251—53; (May 1940): 270—71; (June 1940): 336—37, 376—77; (July 1940): 408—9; (August 1940): 472—73, 488; (September 1940): 536—37, 568; also available in a pamphlet.

“An Interview on the Book of Mormon,” with Harrison R. Merrill. Radio program given over KSL, 28 November and 5 December 1937.

“The “Isaiah Problem’ in the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 42 (September 1939): 524—25, 564—69; (October 1939): 594, 634, 636—37.

“The Isaiah Quotation: 2 Nephi 12—24.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/1 (1995): 192—208.

Knowledge Is Power. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1958.

Know Your Doctrine and Covenants (a “Know Your Religion” lecture series). Provo: Extension Publications, n.d.

“The Lamanites Portrayed in the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 51 (December 1948): 792—93, 826–27.

“A Latter-day Saint View of the New Testament Problems.” New Testament Conference. Provo: Extension Publications, 1960.

“The Legacy of Joseph.” Instructor 79 (January 1944): 17—18, 39.

“The Meaning of Peter’s Confession.” Improvement Era 52 (July 1949): 430—32, 471—72; (August 1949): 496—98, 537. Millennial Star 114 (June 1952): 132—35, 143; (July 1952): 157—61.

The Message of the Twelve Prophets. Independence: Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1941.

“The Mission of Moses: Out of Bondage.” Ensign 4 (October 1973): 30—35.

“Modern Translations of the Bible.” Instructor 80 (February 1945): 70—73. Millennial Star 108 (April 1946): 109—11.

“Moroni Expounds Old Testament Scriptures.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/1 (Spring 1995): 269—85.

“Moroni the Lonely: The Story of the Writing of the Title-Page to the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 47 (February 1944): 83, 116, 118. Reprinted in Improvement Era 73 (November 1970): 110—11.

“New Light on the Great Apostasy.” Improvement Era 53 (September 1950): 710—11, 744, 746—51.

“A Note on Psalm 8:4-6.” Ensign 2 (February 1972): 21.

“The Old Testament in Retrospect.” Instructor 79 (November 1944): 525—27.

The Old Testament Prophets. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union, 1965.

Our Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1947; 1950.

1. An Epic Story of Moroni

2. The Urim and Thummim

3. Language and Script of the Book of Mormon

4—6. What the Book of Mormon Is

7. The Book of Mormon as Literature

8. Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: “The American Gospel”

9. Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Epistles, Psalms, Lamentations

10. Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Historical Narrative, Memoir, Prophetic Discourse, Oratory

11. Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Patriarchal Blessings, Symbolic Prophecy, Prophetic Narrative, Prophetic Dialogue

12. Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Allegories, Prayers, Songs, Genealogies

13. The Book of Mormon and the Problem of the Pentateuch

14. The “Isaiah Problem” in the Book of Mormon

15. The Book of Mormon and the Problem of the Sermon on the Mount

16. Literary Problems in the Book of Mormon involving 1 Corinthians 12, 13 and Other New Testament Books

17. The Church among Book of Mormon Peoples

18. The Concept of God in the Book of Mormon

19. Personal Religion and Brotherhood in the Book of Mormon

20. The Teaching Concerning Death and the Hereafter in the Book of Mormon 21. Some Universals in the Book of Mormon

“Our Debt to Moses.” Instructor 79 (February 1944): 69—70.

Paul’s Life and Letters. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1955; 1968.

“Paul’s Whole-Souled Devotion.” Instructor 95 (May 1960): 146—47.

“Prepared for the Course on Doctrine and Covenants.” YMMIA, Lion House, February 1949. 8 pages.

“The Problem of Job.” Instructor 79 (June 1944): 279—82.

“The Problem of the “Rod’ and the “Root of Jesse’ in Isaiah 11.” Improvement Era 69 (October 1966): 868—69, 914—17.

Problems of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1964. Revised and published as Answers to Book of Mormon Questions. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1967.

“The Prophet Habakkuk.” Instructor 79 (September 1944): 431—33.

“The Psalms—A Method of Studying Them.” Instructor 79 (May 1944): 227—30.

Review of Joseph Smith’s Revision of the Bible, by Robert J. Matthews. BYU Studies 10 (Summer 1970): 496—98.

Review of The Third Thousand Years, by W. Cleon Skousen. BYU Studies 6 (1964—65): 189.

The Romance of the Book of Mormon, by Josiah E. Hickman, edited by Sidney B. Sperry. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1937.

“Sacred Scripture—How Preserved and Handed Down.” Instructor 87 (November 1952): 332, 335.

“Scholars and Prophets.” Dialogue 2 (Spring 1967): 74—85.

“The Scholia of Bar Hebraeus to the Books of Kings.” PhD thesis. University of Chicago, 1931.

“The Sensational Discovery of the Jerusalem Scrolls.” Improvement Era 52 (October 1949): 636—37, 675—76.

“Solomon the Wise.” Instructor 79 (April 1944): 173—75.

“Some Problems of Interest Relating to the Brass Plates.” Improvement Era 54 (September 1951): 638—39, 670—71.

“Some Thoughts Concerning Ancient Temples and Their Functions.” Improvement Era 58 (November 1955): 814—16, 826—27. Reprinted as “Ancient Temples and Their Functions.” Ensign 2 (January 1972): 67—72.

“Some Universals in the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 49 (April 1946): 712—13, 240, 242.

The Spirit of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: LDS Department of Education, 1940; 2nd ed., revised and enlarged. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1980.

“The Story of Research on the Pearl of Great Price.” Pearl of Great Price Conference. Provo: Extension Publications, 1960.

“The Teachings of Hosea.” Instructor 79 (August 1944): 386—87, 394.

Teaching the Gospel to the Jewish People, with Eldin Ricks, Daniel H. Ludlow, and Ellis Rasmussen. Mimeographed manual with a cover letter, addressed to the Church Missionary Committee, 18 March 1960.

“The Text of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.” M.A. thesis. University of Chicago Divinity School, 1926.

Themes of the Restored Gospel: A Series of Gospel Discourses as Contained in the Sermons and the Articles of Sidney B. Sperry. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1950.

“The Three Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible.” Improvement Era 64 (July 1961): 498—99, 546—50.

“Three Outstanding Messages of the Book of Mormon to This Generation.” Millennial Star 113 (September 1951): 202—3, 222; (October 1951): 225—27, 239, 245; (November 1951): 256—58, 265.

The Voice of Israel’s Prophets: A Latter-day Saint Interpretation of the Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1952; 1965.

“Were There Two Cumorahs?” (Religion 622 handout, 31 March 1964); cf. 447—51 of Compendium. In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/1 (Spring 1995): 260—68.

“What Is the Meaning of Urim and Thummin? And How Did the Instrument Function?” Improvement Era 43 (November 1940): 657, 690, 692—93.