Week 8: Abraham
Abraham 1–2; Genesis 12–23
2 November 2017
- Kerry Muhlestein and John Gee, “An Egyptian Context for the Sacrifice of Abraham,” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 2 (2011): 70–77.
- Stephen O. Smoot, “‘In the Land of the Chaldeans’: The Search for Abraham’s Homeland Revisited,” BYU Studies Quarterly 56, no. 3 (2017): 6–37. Smoot (a graduate student in Egyptology at the University of Toronto at the time), examines the evidence for the location of Abraham’s city of Ur in northern Mesopotamia.
- Paul Sanders, “So May God Do To Me!,” Biblica 85, no. 1 (2004): 91–98. Sanders explores the importance of swearing and penalties in ancient oath-taking.
- Alma E. Gygi looks at the evidence that Melchizedek and Shem, the son of Noah, were the same person in “I Have a Question,” Ensign (November 1973): 15–16.