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The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants), early LDS history, and related subjects.
An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20: Question: How does the book of Ruth provide a model for marriage?
Summary: According to an insightful presentation by Catholic Bible scholar Gary A. Anderson included in this week’s article, the book of Ruth establishes a model for marriage in three ways.read more
An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19: Question: The Bible account of Creation explains very little about the formation of the solar system or the biological origin of life. Archaeological evidence sometimes directly contradicts it, its laws of diet and purity seem irrelevant, and its prophecies are largely unintelligible. Why should I spend my time studying the Old Testament when I could be focusing my attention instead on up-to-date history and science or on the practical, ethical teachings of Jesus that teach us how we should live?read more
An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18: Question: Israel was commanded to “utterly destroy” the Canaanites and the book of Joshua later claimed that they had done so. Why do archaeological findings and other references in the Bible make it seem that this was not actually done? What does it mean to “utterly destroy”? And why would God command such a thing in the first place?read more
Laura Harris Hales recently interviewed Sharalyn D. Howcroft on Foundational Texts of Mormonism: Examining Major Early Sources, a new book that ;carefully analyzes essential texts that are repeatedly used by historians as they reconstruct Mormonism’s founding era.read more
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We are pleased to announce the addition of tools to the The Interpreter Foundation website that allow you to download and share our content in a variety of formats, much as has been available on the Interpreter Journal site for many years. These capabilities are...read more
The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 26 (2017), is now available in paperback and e-book formats.read more
In this presentation, entitled "Enos—Wrestling a Man and Seeing God’s Face: Allusions to the Temple and Christ’s Atonement in Early Nephite Uses of the Jacob and Esau Story,” Professor Matthew L. Bowen compares the stories of Jacob’s wrestle with the "man" in Genesis...read more
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