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Increasing understanding of scripture one article at a time

Increasing understanding of scripture one article at a time

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Teachings and Testimony of the First Vision: An Amalgamation of Joseph Smith’s First Vision

Teachings and Testimony of the First Vision: An Amalgamation of Joseph Smith’s First Vision

this narration is only of the prayer and vision, not other closely related matters. It contains descriptive material (not word-for-word) from the four main accounts originating with Joseph Smith. I put it together to show how they collectively enlarge our understanding by adding depth, breadth, and detail. One quickly understands why this vision is considered as foundational to the restoration of the gospel and the eventual establishment of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Teachings and Testimony of the First Vision: An Amalgamation of Joseph Smith’s First Vision

Teachings and Testimony of the First Vision: President James E. Faust Teaches and Testifies of the First Vision

Many years ago, I visited for the first time a wooded area of extraordinary natural beauty near Palmyra, New York. This area is known to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Sacred Grove. On the day of our visit, the bees were kissing the wildflowers, and the soft zephyrs gently rustled the leaves of the great trees. It is a place of perfect peace and serenity. It was easy to believe that the heavens were opened and that the magnificent vision took place there.

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 4 (1 Nephi 11-15)

1 Nephi Chapter 1 Through Verse 3, An Introduction

A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 2: “I Will Go and Do” (1 Nephi 1-7)     Transcript 1 Nephi chapter 1 is among the most read passages in the Book of Mormon simply because its first, but it deserves far more credit than that which...

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The Earth and Man

The Earth and Man

Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article by James E. Talmage originally appeared in Science & Mormonism Series 1: Cosmos, Earth, and Man (2016). Abstract: Elder James E. Talmage, the late apostle and geologist, asserts the reality of death before the...

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Teachings and Testimony of the First Vision: An Amalgamation of Joseph Smith’s First Vision

A Critical Text

[An interview of Royal Skousen by his friend and colleague Dan Peterson regarding the Book of Mormon critical text project to which Skousen has dedicated his career. This interview was conducted September 10, 2019, via email and was published in the quarterly magazine...

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An Approach to Isaiah Studies

An Approach to Isaiah Studies

Review of Joseph M. Spencer, The Vision of All: Twenty-Five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi’s Record (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2016). 318 pages. $59.95 (hardback); $29.95 paperback.   Abstract: This review makes a case, briefly, for the unmistakable...

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