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Supporting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through scholarship

Supporting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through scholarship

Supporting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through scholarship

Supporting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through scholarship

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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 Latter-day Saint history, and related subjects.

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2022 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

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Freemasonry and the Origins of Latter-day Saint Temple Ordinances

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Dictionary of Proper Names and Foreign Words in the Book of Mormon

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Studies of the Book of Mormon, Bible, and Temple in Honor of Stephen D. Ricks

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Interpreting Interpreter: There Came a Man

Interpreting Interpreter: There Came a Man

This post is a summary of the article “Rethinking the Encounter between Jacob and Sherem” by Loren Blake Spendlove in Volume 54 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. An introduction to the Interpreting Interpreter series is available at...

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Conference Talks: Latter-day Houses of the Lord: Developments in Their Design and Function

Conference Talks: Latter-day Houses of the Lord: Developments in Their Design and Function

This essay traces the modern-day usage and understanding of temples from the Kirtland Temple to Nauvoo and the Salt Lake Temple. Architecture was used to teach principles. While the Kirtland Temple was preparatory (think of the vision of Christ and the conference of keys by Abraham, Moses, Abraham, Elias, and finally Elijah), the Nauvoo Temple was dedicated to ritual usage. In 1879, the Church reduced temple usage to rituals, and thus assembly rooms are missing from later temples. Through his paper, Cowan shows how temples have changed according to revelation and how prophets have seen models in vision that then have been incorporated in the temples God’s people built.

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Interpreter Radio Show — November 13, 2022

Interpreter Radio Show — November 13, 2022

  In this episode, our hosts Terry Hutchinson, John Gee and Kevin Christensen discussed Kevin's article in the Interpreter Journal on Margaret Barker. You can listen to or download the November 13th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be...

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Interpreter Radio Show — November 13, 2022

Interpreter Radio Show — November 6, 2022

  In this episode, our hosts Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen O. Smoot, and Hales Swift recapped the Temple on Mount Zion 2022 Conference. You can listen to or download the November 6th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be...

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Interpreter Radio Show — November 13, 2022

Interpreter Radio Show — October 30, 2022

  In this episode, our hosts Martin Tanner and Terry Hutchinson discussed various books on the New Testament. They also discussed Terry's new book, The Temple Pathway to Heaven, co-authored with Grant Gifford. You can listen to or download the October 30th...

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 49 (Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah)

Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 49

Nahum Nineveh Returns to Wickedness “Nahum” means consoler or comforter. This prophet’s ministry was in the southern kingdom of Judah, around 650 BC or later. Unlike other prophets in Judah, he doesn’t speak of the evils of his own people, but in all three chapters he...

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An Important New Study of Freemasonry and the Latter-day Saints: What’s Good, What’s Questionable, and What’s Missing in Method Infinite

Textual Criticism and the Book of Mormon

On Saturday evening, 12 November 2022, Royal Skousen delivered a talk at Utah Valley University under the title of “Textual Criticism and the Book of Mormon”—a subject to which he has devoted meticulous scholarly attention extending over the past several decades. In...

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