Bibliography of Metal Records

Bibliography of Metal Records

Mormon Gold PlatesThis bibliography of published works dealing with metal records is arranged alphabetically by author. Articles dealing with specific finds are not included in this bibliography, but are listed with the article on the find itself. For a more complete bibliography, see Wright’s Modern Presentism, listed below. Names of Latter-day Saint authors are followed by *.

William J. Adams Jr.*, “Lehi’s Jerusalem and Writing on Metal Plates,”Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3/1 (1994), reprinted as “Lehi’s Jerusalem and Writing on Silver Plates” in John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, eds., Pressing Forward With the Book of Mormon (Provo: FARMS, 1999), 23-5

 William J. Adams Jr.*, “More on the Silver Plates from Lehi’s Jerusalem,”Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/1 (1995), reprinted in John W. Welch and Melvin J.Thorne, eds., Pressing Forward With the Book of Mormon (Provo: FARMS, 1999), 27-8

 Michael R. Ash*, “Metal Plates & Stone Boxes,” posted on the Mormon Fortress web site, 1998

 Efrat Carmon and R. Grafman, eds., Inscriptions Reveal: Documents from the time of the Bible, the Mishna and the Talmud (Jerusalem: Israel Museum, winter 1973), throughout

 Paul R. Cheesman*, “Transatlantic Crossings: A New Look,” Ensign, January 1975, 50

 Paul R. Cheesman*, “Ancient Writing on Metal Plates,” Ensign, October 1979, 42-47

 Paul R. Cheesman*, Ancient Writing on Metal Plates: Archaeological Findings Support Mormon Claims (Bountiful, UT: Horizon, 1985)

 Paul R. Cheesman*, “External Evidences of the Book of Mormon,” in John M. Lundquist & Stephen D. Ricks (eds.), By Study and Also by Faith, Essays in Honor of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 2 (Salt Lake City: Deseret and FARMS, 1990)

 Ariel L. Crowley*, Metal Record Plates in Ancient Times (privately published, 1947, 33 pp)

 Édouard Dhorme, “Déchiffrement des inscriptions pseudo-hiéroglyphiques de Byblos,” Syria (1946-48), 1-35

 David Diringer, The Alphabet: A Key to the History of Mankind (2nd rev. ed., New York: Philosophical Library, 1948), examples throughout

 David Diringer, Writing (New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1962), see photos and descriptions at end of book

 Richard S. Ellis, Foundation Deposits in Ancient Mesopotamia, Yale PhD dissertation, Yale Near Eastern Researches 2 (New Haven : Yale University Press, 1968; reprint New York City: AMS Press, 1982)

 Thomas Stuart Ferguson*, “Gold Plates and the Book of Mormon,” Improvement Era, April 1962, __-__

 Thomas Stuart Ferguson*, Metal Record Plates in Ancient Times (_______, 1947)

 John Gee* and John A. Tvedtnes*, “Ancient Manuscripts Fit Book of Mormon Pattern,” Insights: An Ancient Window  19/2 (February 1999)

 C. Wilfred Griggs*, “The Book of Mormon as an Ancient Book,” BYU Studies 22/3 (1982): 259-78; republished in Noel B. Reynolds, ed., Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins (Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1982), 75-101

 Wiliam J. Hamblin*, “Metal Plates and the Book of Mormon,” FARMS Update No. 95, Insights 14/4 (July 1994): 2; reprinted in John W. Welch and Melvin J.Thorne, eds., Pressing Forward With the Book of Mormon (Provo: FARMS, 1999), 20-22

 William J. Hamblin*, “Sacred Writing on Metal Plates in the Ancient Mediterranean,” FARMS Review 19/1 (2007); circulated earlier (1994) as a research paper

 Franklin S. Harris, Sr.*, “Gold Plates in Persia,” Improvement Era, December 1940, 714-715, 764 (INCLUDES PHOTOS)

 Franklin S. Harris Jr.*, “Others Kept Records on Metal Plates, Too,” Instructor 92 (October 1957): 318-21

 Franklin S. Harris Jr.*, “Ancient Records on Metal Plates,” chapter 10 in Harris, The Book of Mormon: Messages and Evidences (2nd ed., Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1961)

 Franklin S. Harris Jr.* (uncredited), “Gold Plates Used Anciently” (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1963), reprint of Instructor article, used as a missionary tract. The list was also included in Petersen, Those Gold Plates, pp. 4-5.

 Franklin S. Harris Jr.*, The Book of Mormon Message and Evidences (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1953), 95-105

 Gordon B. Hinckley*, “Metal Plates in the British Museum,” Improvement Era 39 (1936): 154

 Mark E. Petersen*, Those Gold Plates! (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1979)

 Janne M. Sjodahl*, “Notes on the Book of Mormon,” Improvement Era 30/6 (April 1927), 526-32

 John A. Tvedtnes*, The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: Out of Darkness unto Light (Provo: FARMS, 2000), especially chapter 11, “A Book That Does Not Wear Out”

 John A. Tvedtnes*, “Ancient Texts in Support of the Book of Mormon,” in Donald W. Parry*,

Daniel C. Peterson*, and John W. Welch*, Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon (Provo: FARMS, 2002), also posted on the FARMS web site

 John A. Tvedtnes*, “Hiding the Secret Plans,” FARMS Update 159, in Insights: An Ancient Window 22/8 (2002)

 John A. Tvedtnes*, “Etruscan Gold Book from 600 B.C. Discovered,” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 23/5 (October 2003), 1, 6

 John A. Tvedtnes* and Matthew Roper*, “One Small Step,” FARMS Review 15/1 (2003): 160-69 (section entitled “Metal Record”)

 John W. Welch* and Kelsey D. Lambert*, “Two Ancient Roman Plates,” BYU Studies 45/2 (2006): 54-76

 John A. Widtsoe* and Franklin S. Harris Jr.*, “Claim Two: The Book of Mormon Was Written on Gold Plates in Reformed Egyptian by a Succession of Historians,” in Widtsoe and Harris, Seven Claims of the Book of Mormon: A Collection of Evidences (Independence, MO: Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1937)

 Callie Williamson, “Monuments of Bronze: Roman Legal Documents on Bronze Tablets,” Classical Antiquity 6/1 (April 1987)

 Diane E. Wirth*, “Metal Plates and Stone Boxes,” chapter 3 in Wirth, A Challenge to the Critics: Scholarly Evidences of the Book of Mormon (Bountiful: Horizon, 1985)

 H. Curtis Wright*, “Metallic Documents of Antiquity,” BYU Studies 10/4 (summer 1970): 457-77

 H. Curtis Wright*, “Ancient Burials of Metal Documents in Stone Boxes–Their Implications for Library History,” Journal of Library History 16 (1981); also published in Libraries and Culture: Proceedings of Library History Seinar 6, 19-22 March 1980, ed. Donald G.Davis (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981)

 H. Curtis Wright*, “Ancient Burials of Metallic Foundation Documents in Stone Boxes” (Urbana-Champaign, IL: Occasion Papers of the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, No. 157, 1983). Wright drew on Richard S. Ellis’s Yale University doctoral dissertation on Mesopotamian foundational deposits.

 H. Curtis Wright*, “Ancient Burials of Metal Documents in Stone Boxes,” in vol. 2 of By Study and also by Faith: Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, 17 March 1990, eds. John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks (Salt Lake City: FARMS and Deseret, 1990), 273-334

 H. Curtis Wright*, Modern Presentism and Ancient Metallic Epigraphy (Salt Lake City: Wings of Fire Press, 2006)

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