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.
RECENT JOURNAL ARTICLES
Abstract: The concept that race has evolved rather than remaining static is not well understood, both outside and within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In Religion of a Different Color, W. Paul Reeve shows how the concept of race evolved from...read more
Abstract: Some sources have described Mormonism as the faith most friendly to the intellectual movement known as Transhumanism. This paper reviews an introductory paper by the past President of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. A syllogism that purports to show...read more
Abstract: Living in the Holy Land as a Palestinian Latter-day Saint has created unique challenges and perspective for Sahar Qumsiyeh. In order to attend church meetings in Jerusalem from her home near Bethlehem, Sahar was required to travel under unsafe and stressful...read more
The July 15 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Bruce Webster Kris Frederickson, and Mike Parker. Topics discussed include accounts of the First Vision, the literary feat of creating the Book of Mormon, the place of faith and reason, the criticism of faith, the Church and its relationship with the US Constitution, and religious freedom.read more
The July 8 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Allen Wyatt, Martin Tanner, and Kevin Christensen. Topics discussed include Margaret Barker’s work, Old Testament studies, and the affinity of her work with Mormon Studies. Other topics include theosis (or deification) and salvation by grace.read more
The July 1 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted byMartin Tanner, Stephen Smoot, and Hales Swift. Topics discussed include Book of Mormon geography and immigration policies.read more
The June 24 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Steve Densley, Craig Foster, and Matt Bowen. Topics include the passing of John Tvedtnes and Stephen Robinson; new youth interview guidelines; the Joseph Smith Papyri, the Book of Abraham, and the temple endowment; and Jeff Lindsay’s Interpreter article about Joseph Smith’s cosmology and the cosmology of modern Chinese science fiction.read more
Laura Harris Hales interviews Dr. Dana M. Pike on Israel’s united and divided monarchies.read more
Question: Why does “Holiness to the Lord” appear on LDS temples? Was the phrase used on buildings anciently?
Summary: The Wikipedia article on LDS temples asserts that the phrase “Holiness to the Lord” was inscribed “on the Old Testament Temple of Solomon.” However, so far as we know, the phrase was never used as part of any ancient building. It is unique to modern temples.read more
NEWS & EVENTS
The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 28 (2018), is now available in paperback and digital formats for ordering.read more
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...read more
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The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit organization. All journal publications and video presentations are available for free by digital download and streaming. The price of hard copy versions of journal articles covers only the cost of printing; books are typically priced to help cover both upfront pre-publication expenses and royalties to authors when applicable. In some cases, the Foundation may subsidize publication costs to keep retail prices affordable. The Foundation does not profit from sales of its publications.