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“We have often been asked during the past months why we did not proceed with all haste to produce a translation of the [Book of Abraham] papyri the moment they came into our possession. Well, for one thing others are far better equipped to do the job than we are, and some of those others early expressed a willingness to undertake it. But, more important, it is doubtful whether any translation could do as much good as harm.”

Dr. Hugh Nibley, BYU Studies – Getting Ready to Begin: An Editorial (Provo, UT: BYU Studies, Spring 1968), 5.