Increasing understanding of scripture one article at a time

Increasing understanding of scripture one article at a time

Increasing understanding of scripture one article at a time

Increasing understanding of scripture one article at a time

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

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.

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See all of our resources for each of this year’s Old Testament Gospel Doctrine lessons.

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FEATURED POSTS

Interpreter Radio Show — June 10, 2018

Interpreter Radio Show — June 10, 2018

The May 27 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Steve Densley, Craig Foster, and Matt Bowen and discusses Church finances and a new critique of the Book of Mormon enjoined in the Interpreter Foundation’s journal.

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Violence in the Bible with George A. Pierce

Violence in the Bible with George A. Pierce

In Deuteronomy, the Israelites were instructed to smite, destroy, and consume the inhabitants of Canaan, an act that Joshua initiates at the city of Jericho. Laura Harris Hales interviews Dr. George Pierce, a specialist in ancient Near East archaeology and anthropology about just what these chapters might be telling us.

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Interpreter Radio Show — June 3, 2018

Interpreter Radio Show — June 3, 2018

The May 27 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Steve Densley, Craig Foster, and Matt Bowen and discusses Church finances and a new critique of the Book of Mormon enjoined in the Interpreter Foundation’s journal.

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NEWS & EVENTS

John Tvedtnes

John Tvedtnes

We’ve just received the sad news of the passing, on Sunday, 3 June 2018, of our friend and colleague John A. Tvedtnes. John was born to a Roman Catholic family on 26 January 1941 in Mandan, North Dakota. Introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

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Changes to Interpreter Foundation RSS Feeds and Podcasts

For several months, we have had separate RSS feeds and podcasts from our two websites: mormoninterpreter.com (the Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture website) and interpreterfoundation.org (The Interpreter Foundation website, with the blog, LDS Perspectives...

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Expansion of Gospel Doctrine Lesson Indexes

Several months ago, we introduced our Gospel Doctrine Lesson indexes, one for each year of Gospel Doctrine classes, with little fanfare. Each index provides links for each class to the official Church lesson materials, to our Scripture Roundtable discussion for that...

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