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B., S. A. “Interesting Facts About the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 70 (11 April 1923): 337-38.
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The title page of the Book of Mormon that declares that Joseph Smith was the author of the book stands in compliance with the copyright laws of the day.

ID = [79597]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-04-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
B., S. A. “On Solomon Spaulding Story.” Saints’ Herald 65 (28 August 1918): 834.
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Suggests that after thirty-two years no further evidence has come to light to prove the theory that the Spaulding manuscript was the basis for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79933]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-08-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
B., S. A. “Untitled.” Saints’ Herald 70 (11 April 1923): 337-38.
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Discusses the instructions issued by the copyright division of the U.S. Patent Office for the title page of the Book of Mormon. The words “author and proprietor”

ID = [80764]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-04-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
B., W. W. “The Book of Doctrine and Covenants, and the Book of Mormon Do Harmonize.” Saints’ Herald 23 (1 June 1876): 336-37.
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Deals specifically with the way in which the terms “eternal torment” and “endless punishment” are used in the Book of Mormon and in the Doctrine and Covenants.

ID = [80276]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-06-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Bacheler, Origen. Mormonism Exposed Internally and Externally. New York: 162 Nassau Street, 1838.
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One of the first major exposes of the Book of Mormon. The author considers the book “trash,” “vulgar,” and utterly devoid of merit. He provides a plethora of examples of what he considers bad English, modern phraseology and language, anachronistic statements, contradictions with the Bible, and absurdities. Provides a fairly good summary of common objections to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78058]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1838-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Bachman, Danel W. “Anthon Transcript.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Anthon Transcript
ID = [74199]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 5261  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:33
Bachman, Danel W. “Sealed in a Book: Preliminary Observations on the Newly Found ‘Anthon Transcript’” Brigham Young University Studies 20, no. 4 (1980): 321.
ID = [9175]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 46167  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:01
Backman, Milton V., Jr. Eyewitness Accounts of the Restoration. Orem, UT: Grandin Book, 1983.
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A narrative of the first vision, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, visits of Moroni and other heavenly messengers assigned to instruct Joseph during the period 1823-1827 are presented using Joseph Smith’s four written histories in conjunction with other accounts written by Lucy Smith, Orson Pratt, Oliver Cowdery, and others. Also provides observations and recollections concerning Joseph Smith during the period of the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. This work is reviewed in P.301.

ID = [77789]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Backman, Milton V., Jr. Joseph Smith’s First Vision. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1971, [R]1980.
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Provides the accounts of Joseph Smith’s first vision. Also, contains a description of the religious and economical environment of Palmyra as a background for the first vision. Uses the Book of Mormon as a witness of Joseph Smith’s divine calling. A separate chapter gives a brief account of the Three Witnesses and the Eight Witnesses.

ID = [77947]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections:  bom,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:25
Backman, Milton V., Jr. “Review of A Religious History of the American People, by Sydney E. Ahlstrom.” Dialogue 8 (Spring 1973): 106.
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Book review.

ID = [80068]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1973-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Backman, Milton V., Jr. “Review of Christian Deviations: the Challenge of the New Spiritual Movements, by Horton Davies.” Dialogue 1 (Summer 1966): 107.
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Book review.

ID = [80081]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1966-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Badger, Wanda West. “A Book Worth Giving.” Church News 58 (3 September 1988): 3-4.
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Many people give a copy of the Book of Mormon and their testimony to non-members, of whom many are converted by reading these gifts of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78857]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-09-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Badger, Wanda West. “The Family That Writes Together.” Ensign, April 1979.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [44477]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1979-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 799  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:39
Badger, Wanda West, and Ralph A. Britsch. “‘The Moving Finger Writes…’” Improvement Era 53, no. 3 (1950): 195, 239.
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This article describes several crudely drawn petroglyphs chiseled on rocks and walls of the Hava Supoi Canyon (Indian Reservation on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon), then concludes that “man and prehistoric animals must have lived at the same time, for man could not make a picture of an elephant or a mastodon if he had not seen one.”

Keywords: Ancient America – North America, Archaeology, Elephants, Mastodon, Petroglyphs, Writing System
ID = [77084]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Badger, Wanda West. “Singing Brought Us Together.” Ensign, March 1985.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [47006]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1489  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:28
Badlam, A. “A Cunning Device Detected.” Times and Seasons Vol. 1, no. 3: January 1840: 47.
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Contains an interview with Solomon Spaulding’s widow, Matilda Davidson, and daughter, Mrs. McKinistry, concerning the Spaulding manuscript’s connection with the Book of Mormon. The wife and daughter saw little resemblance between the two documents, thinking there may have been a similarity in some names.

ID = [80877]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Baer, James L. “The Third Nephi Disaster: A Geological View.” Dialogue 19 (Spring 1986): 127-32.
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A scientific, geological answer to the question, “Could the disastrous events described in 3 Nephi 8 have really taken place?” The author concludes that the entire scene could indeed be explained by “a gigantic earthquake with attendant storms and volcanic activity” that would accompany such a catastrophic event in nature.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [80668]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1986-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Baggerly, Earl W. The Record of the Nephites. Kansas City, MO: Baggerly, 1955.
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A 16-page tract inviting readers to accept the Palmyra edition of the Book of Mormon. Current editions of the Book of Mormon contain, alleges the author, corruptions made “by carnal man to match the traditions of man”

ID = [78631]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1955-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Bagley, Michelle H. “How Captain Moroni Helped My Marriage.” Ensign, April 1999.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [53803]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1999-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9990  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:05:19
Bagley, Pat. I Spy a Nephite. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1991.
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A children’s picture book in which the reader looks for a fictitious Nephite character, Norman, in several different scenes that deal with the Book of Mormon or Latter-day Saints. A Mormon’s version of Where’s Waldo.

ID = [77884]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Bagley, Pat. If You Were a Boy in the Time of the Nephites. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989.
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An imaginative children’s activity book designed for boys, suggesting possible Nephite culture from a modern American point of view.

ID = [77887]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Bagley, Pat. If You Were a Girl in the Time of the Nephites. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989.
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An entertaining children’s activity book geared to LDS girls, showing what life may have been like for their Nephite counterparts. Contains mazes, word games, and various puzzles.

ID = [77888]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Bagley, Pat. A Nephite in the Works. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992.
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A Book of Mormon cartoon book for children based upon popular work entitled Where’s Waldo.

ID = [77432]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Bahlinger, Heidi. “A German Girl’s Prayer Answered.” New Era 5 (April 1975): 10-12.
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A story of a German girl who was converted to the Gospel by the Book of Mormon after praying to find out if it was true.

ID = [78882]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Bahner, Ann. “The Book of Mormon By?” Christian Contemporary 3 (1977): 4-5.
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A brief, newsy-type piece, raising the question of the Spaulding manuscript and the authorship of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80349]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Bahr, Howard M. “‘A Simple, Common-Sense Explanation’: Thomas F. O’Dea and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Mormon History 32, no. 3 (Fall, 2006): 104-140.
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In 1949 Thomas O’Dea wrote “A Study of Mormon Values” for Harvard University. In this document, the majority of his sources were written by members of the Church since he wished to portray the Mormons as they saw themselves. He was “new to the culture” and was “deferential to the perceptions of the people he studied.” He stated several times that it was not the role of a sociologist to decide if what someone believes is true or false, but that their values and beliefs should be respected because ”’they remain the orienting mechanisms which give meaning to human life and which are held with a considerable degree of emotional attachment’.” However, according to Bahr, by the time O’Dea wrote “The Mormons” eight years later he abandoned this view. In the second chapter of “The Mormons,” O’Dea concluded that the simplest explanation for the Book of Mormon is that it was written by Joseph Smith. Bahr attempts to trace any thoughts O’Dea had on the Book of Mormon before “The Mormons” was published by examining information from notes that O’Dea made while living in a Mormon community, his interviews of Mormon intellectuals, and his margin notes in a Book of Mormon. Bahr also dissects O’Dea’s argument that Joseph Smith authored The Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Sociological studies; O’Dea, Thomas F.
ID = [82025]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Bailey, George H. “What the Book of Mormon Means to Me.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 90, no. 18 (3 May 1928): 286-88.
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A testimonial of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Provides a very brief account of the contents of the Book of Mormon and shares the lessons learned and the spiritual strength received by the author from the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81403]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1928-05-03  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Bailey, H. Deloyd, ed. The Standard Works Digest. U.S.A.: H. D. Bailey, 1986.
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Index to General Authority comments on scriptural verses. A collection of scriptural references from more than 225 books, magazines, and commentaries that reviews how the General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have used given scriptures. Includes references to scriptures in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78655]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Bailey, J. W. A. “Supplementary Notes On the Urim and Thummim.” Saints’ Herald 80 (15 March 1933): 338-39.
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The Urim and Thummim were instruments used in translating the Book of Mormon, were utilized by the brother of Jared, and were prepared by God to bring to light all the works of darkness and secret organizations.

ID = [80219]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1933-03-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Bailey, J. W. A. “Where Hill Cumorah is Located.” Saints’ Herald 79 (18 May 1932): 478.
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Provides a list of references from the Book of Mormon concerning the location of the Hill Cumorah.

ID = [80804]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1932-05-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Bailey, Wilfrid C. “Review of Asia and North America: Transpacific Contacts, edited by Marian Smith.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 14 (10 August, 1953): 14.1.
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Book review.

ID = [80073]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1953-08-10  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Bailey, Wilfrid C. “Review of Indian Corn in Old America, by Paul Weatherwax.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 48 (19 March, 1958): 48.2.
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Book review.

ID = [80086]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1958-03-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Bailey, Wilfrid C. “Review of ‘A Possible Focus of Asiatic Influences in the Late Classic Cultures of Mesoamerica,’ by Gordon F. Ekholm, from Asia and North America: Transpacific Contacts, edited by Marian Smith.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 14 (10 August 1953): 14.1.
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Book review.

ID = [80065]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1953-08-10  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Baird, Brian J. “Understanding Jacob’s Teachings about Plural Marriage from a Law of Moses Context.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 25 (2017): 227-237.
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Abstract: This paper reviews the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob’s proscription against plural marriage, arguing that the verses in Jacob 24–30 should be interpreted in a Law of Moses context regarding levirate marriage, by which a man was responsible for marrying his dead brother’s wife if that brother died before having an heir. I also review how these verses have been used in arguments for and against plural marriage, and how levirate marriage practices worked in Mosaic tradition.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [3694]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 25926  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:58
Baird, Gina. “The Book of Mormon Spoke to Me.” Ensign, October 2011.
ID = [59444]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2011-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2803  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:41
Baird, J. Edwin. Selected Scriptural References Concerning Lamanites from the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Department of Education Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1959.
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A sequential list of scriptures that deal with the Lamanites.

ID = [78242]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1959-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
Baker, Christine Purves. “Helaman 3.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 2. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Helaman (Son of Helaman)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
ID = [74569]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 2015  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:35
Baker, Christine Purves. “Ishmael.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 2. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Ishmael, Nahom
ID = [74621]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 1242  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:35
Alford, Kenneth L., and D. Bryce Baker. “Parallels between Psalms 25–31 and the Psalm of Nephi.” In Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament (2013 Sperry Symposium), eds. David Rolph Seely, Jeffrey R. Chadwick, and Matthew J. Grey, 1–11. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Psalms/Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon
ID = [34906]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 36551  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Baker, DeVere. The Raft Lehi IV: 69 Days Adrift on the Pacific Ocean. Long Beach: Whitehorn, 1959.
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Provides day-by-day descriptions of a voyage conducted by the author and three others from San Pedro harbor, California, to Hawaii. The voyage comprised a 69-day trip on an 18 X 24 foot raft. The purpose for the excursion was to demonstrate that Lehi’s transoceanic crossing was possible.

ID = [78629]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1959-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Baker, George R. “Heeded Moroni.” Church News 63 (1 May 1993): 16.
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Story of author’s conversion. He joined the Church after reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it according to Moroni’s challenge.

ID = [79517]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1993-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Baker, H. E. “Ancient Arizona and the Book of Mormon.” Contributor 15 (1893-94): 41-49, 91-97, 214-19, 313-23.
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Describes the culture of the Zuni tribe located in the four corners region of the United States and concludes that because of their civilized lifestyle they must have been of Nephite descent.

ID = [79027]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1893-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Baker, LeGrand L. The Book of Mormon as an Ancient Israelite Temple: Nineteen class temple characteristics of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Books, 2012.
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The ancient Israelite temple in the Book of Mormon is veiled but it is not ambiguous. An in-depth study of the Book of Mormon within the spiritual/academic context of an ancient three dimensional temple will open the Book of Mormon temple to the full view of its reader, just as a spiritual/academic study of the three dimensional temple drama within the context of the Book of Mormon will give the activities within the Israelite three dimensional temple meanings that can open our mind to a new sense of eternity. The temple in the Book of Mormon invites us to a worldview that stretches our minds farther than the cosmic myth can reach and more profoundly than the coronation rites and the New Year’s drama can begin to unveil. But to those who do not know the legitimate three dimensional temple, that invitation is not extended. [From the text]

Keywords: Doctrinal history, Israel; Temples; Book of Mormon; Symbolism
ID = [81465]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Baker, LeGrand L. Joseph and Moroni: The 7 Principles Moroni Taught Joseph Smith. Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2006.
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This is the story of how an angel taught a boy to be a prophet. In it, we follow Joseph’s life from the time of the First Vision until he completed the translation and returned the Gold Plates to Moroni. It is the story of a remarkable friendship. Moroni had two responsibilities: first, to give Joseph the Gold Plates and teach him how to translate them and second to teach Joseph how to be a prophet.

Keywords: Early Church History, Moroni, Prophet, Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [75428]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Baker, LeGrand L., and Stephen D. Ricks. Who Shall Ascend into the Hill of the Lord?: The Psalms in Israel’s Temple Worship In the Old Testament and in the Book of Mormon. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2011.
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The Psalms were originally the text of the ancient Israelite temple services. Their poetry was woven into a magnificent eight day pageant-like temple drama that depicted the full eternal sweep of the Savior’s mission and his Atonement. The principles taught in that drama were accurately preserved on the brass plates and taught by Nephite prophets throughout the Book of Mormon. Soon after Lehi and his family left Jerusalem, the city and its temple were destroyed and the Jews were taken captive into Babylon. While there, they modified their religion in order to fit their new situation. But in doing so, they lost much that was most important. Even after their return from the Babylonian captivity, the Jews did not restore their original ancient temple worship. The order of the Psalms was rearranged so they no longer could be read from first to last to learn the story they once told. Consequently, in the Savior’s time the temple at Jerusalem was not used in the same way as the Temple of Solomon. However, neither the story told in the ancient drama nor its teachings were entirely lost. Some of the people recognized them in the teachings of John the Baptist and the Savior, and the authors of the New Testament frequently quoted the Psalms to remind their readers that the ancient fathers once understood the Savior’s mission and Atonement. Now, using the New Testament, with the Book of Mormon and modern revelation as keys, Baker and Ricks have sought to reconstruct the original order of the Psalms and uncover the story they once told in the ancient Israelite temple drama.

Keywords: Psalms (Book), Temple Worship
ID = [75452]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Baker, Lewis Henry. Highlights of the Book of Mormon. Los Angeles: author, 1934.
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Features 86 brief chapters, each containing a number of verses from the Book of Mormon. Some chapters are introduced with a note from the author.

ID = [77852]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1934-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Wilcox, Bradley R., Wendy Baker-Smemoe, Bruce L. Brown, and Sharon Black. “Comparing Book of Mormon Names with Those Found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Works: An Exploratory Study.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 30 (2018): 105-124.
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Abstract: The works of Tolkien and the Book of Mormon have been compared in a variety of ways by multiple authors and researchers, but none have looked specifically at the unusual names found within both. Wordprint studies are one tool used in author attribution research, but do authors use specific sounds more than others — consciously or subconsciously — when selecting or inventing names? Some research suggests they may and that their patterns could create a “sound print” or phonoprint. This constitutes a fresh and unusual path of research that deserves more attention. The purpose of this exploratory study was to see if phonoprints surfaced when examining Dwarf, Elf, Hobbit, Man, and other names created by Tolkien and Jaredite, Nephite, Mulekite, and Lamanite names found in the Book of Mormon. Results suggest that Tolkien had a phonoprint he was unable to entirely escape when creating character names, even when he claimed he based them on distinct languages. In contrast, in Book of Mormon names, a single author’s phonoprint did not emerge. Names varied by group in the way one would expect authentic names from different cultures to vary. Although much more research needs to be done to establish the validity and reliability of using phonoprints for author identification, this study opens a door for future research.

ID = [3610]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 43860  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:58
Wilcox, Bradley R., Bruce L. Brown, Wendy Baker-Smemoe, Sharon Black, and Dennis L. Eggett. “Comparing Phonemic Patterns in Book of Mormon Personal Names with Fictional and Authentic Sources: An Exploratory Study.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 105-122.
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Abstract: In 2013 we published a study examining names from Solomon Spalding’s fictional manuscript, J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional works, and nineteenth-century US census records. Results showed names created by authors of fiction followed phonemic patterns that differed from those of authentic names from a variety of cultural origins found in the US census. The current study used the same methodology to compare Book of Mormon names to the three name sources in the original study and found that Book of Mormon names seem to have more in common with the patterns found in authentic names than they do with those from fictional works. This is not to say that Book of Mormon names are similar to nineteenth- century names, but rather that they both showed similar patterns when phonotactic probabilities were the common measure. Of course, many more invented names and words from a variety of authors and time periods will need to be analyzed along with many more authentic names across multiple time periods before any reliable conclusions can be drawn. This study was exploratory in nature and conducted to determine if this new line of research merits further study. We concluded it does.

ID = [3560]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 37458  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Baldwin, E. E. “A Bit of Original Evidence.” Lucifer’s Lantern (May 1900): 181-83.
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Believes that the story about the Book of Mormon was intended to be a practical joke and that Joseph Smith realized there was money in perpetrating this hoax.

ID = [78847]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Bales, James D. “The Book of Mormon and Spaulding Manuscripts.” Christian Soldier 4/9 (14 August 1942): 5.
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Discusses 49 similarities between the Book of Mormon and the Spaulding manuscripts, and concludes that the manuscripts were the basis for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80323]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1942-08-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Bales, James D. The Book of Mormon?. Rosemead, CA: Old Paths Book Club, 1958.
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This book is evangelical and polemical in nature. The author discounts various propositions set by the Church and the Book of Mormon, such as the corruption of the Bible, the testimonies of Book of Mormon witnesses, and the idea that Joseph Smith was an inspired translator. The author provides evidence in favor of the Spaulding origin of the Book of Mormon, including seventy-five parallels between both books. Discusses possible source material that may have been available to Joseph Smith before the publication of the Book of Mormon. Anachronisms are identified and criticized.

ID = [78436]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1958-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Bales, James D. “The Testimony of the Holy Ghost to the Book of Mormon.” N.p., n.d.
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A pamphlet that holds that the claim of Moroni 10:4-5 regarding how to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon is a denominationalistic approach and is not a conclusive method.

ID = [78671]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Ball, Isaac B. “Additional Internal Evidence of the Authenticity of the Book of Mormon I.” Improvement Era 34, no. 7 (1931): 387-389, 428-429.
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This series defends the reality of the natural catastrophes described in 3 Nephi 8-10. It quotes descriptions of more recent hurricanes and earthquakes to show how similar the details are and how accurate the Book of Mormon account is. The account in 3 Nephi 8-10 is so accurate that neither Joseph Smith nor Oliver Cowdery could have had sufficient knowledge of the facts of natural disasters to have invented this description. The first part covers hurricanes.

Keywords: 3 Nephi, Earthquake, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Volcanic Eruption
ID = [76776]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1931-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Ball, Isaac B. “Additional Internal Evidence of the Authenticity of the Book of Mormon II.” Improvement Era 34, no. 8 (1931): 457-459, 494-495.
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This series defends the reality of the natural catastrophes described in 3 Nephi 8-10. Quotes descriptions of more recent hurricanes and earthquakes to show how similar the details are and how accurate the Book of Mormon account is. The account in 3 Nephi 8-10 is so accurate that neither Joseph Smith nor Oliver Cowdery could have had sufficient knowledge of the facts of natural disasters to have invented this description. The second part covers earthquakes.

Keywords: 3 Nephi, Earthquake, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Volcanic Eruption
ID = [77106]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1931-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Ball, Russell H. “An Hypothesis concerning the Three Days of Darkness among the Nephites.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 1 (1993): 107-123.
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Aspects of the three days of darkness following the three-hour period of intense destruction described principally in 3 Nephi include: (1) the strange absence of rain among the destructive mechanisms described; (2) the source of the intense lightning, which seems to be unaccompanied by rain; (3) a mechanism to account for the inundation of the cities of Onihah, Mocum, and Jerusalem, which were not among the cities which “sunk in the depths of the sea”; and (4) the absence in the histories of contemporary European and Asiatic civilizations of corresponding events, which are repeatedly characterized in 3 Nephi as affecting “the face of the whole earth.”

Keywords: 3 Nephi; Destruction; Geology; Natural Disaster
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [2832]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 35289  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Ball, Terry B., and Wilford M. Hess. “Agriculture in Lehi’s World: Some Textual, Historical, Archaeological, and Botanical Insights.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 149—92. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Flora and Fauna
ID = [39690]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:22
Ball, Terry B. “Alma 39: A Model for Teaching Morality.” Religious Educator Vol. 2 no. 2 (2001).
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
RSC Topics > A — C > Chastity
RSC Topics > L — P > Plan of Salvation
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sin
ID = [38088]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2001-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 27619  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:10
Ball, Terry B. “Alma’s Reform of Zarahemla: A Model for Activation.” In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts, eds. Gaye Strathearn and Charles Swift. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2007.
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Just as modern missionaries can learn much from the methods of the sons of Mosiah, we can learn much about strengthening wavering members from the example of Alma the Younger in his remarkable reform of the Nephites in Zarahemla. A careful study of Alma 4–16 shows that Alma the Younger models many important principles of activation that are helpful to us today. This study examines principles of activation derived from the account of Alma’s labors among the apostate Nephites, particularly in the city of Zarahemla in Alma 4 and 5.

Keywords: Alma the Younger; Conversion; Missionary Work; Zarahemla (Polity)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [35813]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 22048  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Nyman, Monte S., Eldin Ricks, Rulon D. Eames, Terry B. Ball, Clyde J. Williams, Marilyn Arnold, Alan Goff, Cheryl Brown et al. “Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Additional Authors: Paul R. Cheesman, Charles Randall Paul, Rex C. Reeve, Morgan W. Tanner, and S. Michael Wilcox.

Keywords: 1 Nephi (Book), 2 Nephi (Book), 3 Nephi (Book), 4 Nephi (Book), Alma (Book), Book of Mormon, Enos (Book), Ether (Book of), Helaman (Book), Jacob (Book), Jarom (Book), Mormon (Book), Moroni (Book), Mosiah (Book), Omni (Book), Prophecy, Words of Mormon
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Words of Mormon
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 4 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [74263]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 80123  Children: 16  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:33

Articles

Ricks, Eldin. “Title Page from the Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:144. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Summarizes the book of 1 Nephi and provides a map of the Arabian Peninsula that traces the possible route of Lehi.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [80902]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Eames, Rulon D. “First Book of Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:144-45. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Summarizes the book of 1 Nephi and provides a map of the Arabian Peninsula that traces the possible route of Lehi.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [80903]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Ball, Terry B. “Second Book of Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:146-47. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1992.
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Provides a summary description of 2 Nephi in sections: Lehi’s admonitions and testament to his posterity before his death (1:1-4:11); Lehi pronounces blessings on all his children and Nephi writes a small historical segment (4:12-5:34); a sermon by Jacob (chapters 6-10), and a lengthy written discourse from Nephi (chapters 11-33) in which he quotes large portions of Isaiah.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [80904]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Williams, Clyde J. “Book of Jacob.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:147-48. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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A description of the book of Jacob, its organization and content. It seems to have three parts: a discourse by Jacob at the temple calling his people to repentance; prophecies of the Atonement of Christ, his rejection by the Jews, and the scattering and gathering of Israel; and the confrontation with the anti-christ, Sherem.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [80905]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Enos.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Enos, the son of Jacob, grandson of Lehi, recorded his own touching testimony and the promises that the Lord made to him concerning the Nephite records and his Nephite and Lamanite brothers. His mighty efforts to pray brought him a remission of his own sins.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
ID = [80906]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Jarom.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Jarom was written by Jarom, son of Enos, who excuses his brevity by calling attention to limited space and lack of new doctrine.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
ID = [80907]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Omni.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Omni records the brief writings of several authors, Omni, Amaron, Chemish, Abinadom, and Amaleki, who were not spiritual leaders, but were descendants of Jacob.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
ID = [80908]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Ricks, Eldin. “The Words of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:149. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Describes the date and purpose of the book entitled the Words of Mormon.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Words of Mormon
ID = [80909]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Goff, Alan. “Book of Mosiah.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:149. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Mosiah records events from 200 B.C. to 91 B.C. and is chronologically complex. It is filled with rich religious symbolism and significant political events. The text includes King Benjamin’s address, the records of Zeniff, Alma the Elder, and Mosiah, and the first reference to the Jaredites. Its underlying theme emphasizes deliverance from physical and/or spiritual bondage.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80910]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Brown, Cheryl. “Book of Alma.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:150-52. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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An overall view of the longest book in the Book of Mormon, the book of Alma, which covers thirty-nine years of Nephite history (91-52 B.C.). The theme of the entire book is that the pure testimony of Christ is mightier than politics or the sword in establishing peace and goodness.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80911]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Cheesman, Paul R. “Book of Helaman.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:152-53. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The book of Helaman records the period preceding the birth of the Savior. It was written by Helaman and was abridged by Mormon who inserts his own commentary. The most prominent person in the book is Nephi2. Also included are prophecies and teachings of Samuel the Lamanite and the rise of the Gadianton robbers.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
ID = [80912]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Paul, Charles Randall. “Third Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:153-55. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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A synopsis of the book of 3 Nephi in the Book of Mormon. This book is the climax in Nephite history. It focuses on three advents of Jesus: his birth, his resurrection and appearance to the Nephites, and his Second Coming.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [80913]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “Fourth Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:155-56. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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4 Nephi narrates four generations of peace, a time when there could not have been a happier people (4 Nephi 1:16). It also foreshadows the later destruction of the Nephites following their gradual rejection of the gospel.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 4 Nephi
ID = [80914]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:156. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Gives a synopsis of the book of Mormon, written by the prophet Mormon, who describes the fall of the Nephites and includes his final plea to future generations.

ID = [80915]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Tanner, Morgan W. “Book of Ether.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:156-57. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The book of Ether is an edited version of the twenty-four gold plates found by Limhi and translated by Mosiah. Its themes include secret combinations, the importance of following prophets, and wickedness brings destruction. It teaches of Christ’s premortal spirit body, that Three Witnesses would testify of the Book of Mormon, and that a New Jerusalem will be built in the western hemisphere.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [80916]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Wilcox, S. Michael. “Book of Moroni.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:157-58. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Explains the contents and organization of the book of Moroni. Discusses the loosely related but important items that Moroni brought together including ordinances, Mormon’s sermons and letters, Moroni’s exhortation and farewell including his final testimony of Jesus Christ.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [80917]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Ball, Terry B., and Ray L. Huntington, eds. The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
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Is the New Testament doctrinally complete? Does God condone anger as the book of Matthew seems to suggest? What does the book of Mormon teach us about the concept of hell as compared to the Bible and the teachings of other Christian faiths? What is the meaning of the word gospel? In this volume, fourteen Latter-day Saint scholars answer these and other questions with a collection of thought-provoking essays. These essays show that the Book of Mormon confirms the truth of the New Testament while offering a more complete understanding of the plan of salvation. ISBN 1-5734-5836-8

ID = [33352]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 14  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:49

Articles

Judd, Daniel K. “The Final Judgment.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 1–18. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > G — K > Judgment
ID = [36598]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 38594  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Largey, Dennis L. “The Key of Knowledge.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, 19–31. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
ID = [36599]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 29938  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Marsh, W. Jeffrey. “The Priesthood.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 33–44. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > D — F > Foreordination
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > L — P > Law of Moses
RSC Topics > L — P > Melchizedek Priesthood
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrament
ID = [36600]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 26728  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Matthews, Robert J. “The Meaning of the Word Gospel.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 45–56. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Atonement of Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
ID = [36601]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 21438  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Nyman, Monte S. “A Scriptural Comparison Concerning Anger: 3 Nephi 12:22 and Matthew 5:22.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 57–76. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > G — K > Judgment
RSC Topics > G — K > Justice
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [36602]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 43379  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Ostler, Craig James. “Hell Second Death, Lake of Fire and Brimstone, and Outer Darkness.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 77–89. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Death
RSC Topics > D — F > Devil
RSC Topics > G — K > Hell
RSC Topics > G — K > Judgment
RSC Topics > Q — S > Resurrection
ID = [36603]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 27690  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “The Second Coming of Jesus.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 92–109. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > Q — S > Second Coming
ID = [36604]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 37486  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Satterfield, Bruce K. “A Doctrinal Framework for the New Testament.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 111–23. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bible
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > D — F > Death
RSC Topics > D — F > Doctrine
RSC Topics > D — F > Fall of Adam and Eve
RSC Topics > L — P > New Testament
RSC Topics > L — P > Plan of Salvation
RSC Topics > Q — S > Resurrection
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrifice
RSC Topics > Q — S > Salvation
ID = [36605]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 26051  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Top, Brent L. “The Sacrament: Building upon Christ’s Rock.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 125–37. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > New Testament
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrament
ID = [36606]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28131  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Wilson, Keith J. “Baptism.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 139–57. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > D — F > Doctrine
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
ID = [36607]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 42267  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Ball, Terry B. “Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 159–71. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [36608]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 27215  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Flinders, Neil J. “Gethsemane and Golgotha: Why and What the Savior Suffered.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 173–99. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Atonement of Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > A — C > Creation
RSC Topics > D — F > Death
RSC Topics > D — F > Fall of Adam and Eve
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > G — K > Justice
RSC Topics > L — P > Mercy
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Resurrection
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrifice
RSC Topics > Q — S > Salvation
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sin
ID = [36609]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 62753  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Garrett, H. Dean. “Spiritual Rebirth: Have Ye Been Born of God?” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 201–17. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > A — C > Conversion
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sin
ID = [36610]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 37387  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Huntington, Ray L. “The Resurrection: An Embattled Keystone.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 219–33. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > D — F > Doctrine
RSC Topics > Q — S > Resurrection
ID = [36611]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 29709  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:57
Ball, Terry B., and Jeremy Daniel Wendt. “The Book of Mormon’s Message to the Gentiles.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36227]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:54
Ball, Terry B. “Letter to the Editor.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18 no. 1 (2009).
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A critique of Warren Aston’s “Identifying Our Best Candidate for Nephi’s Bountiful,” published in volume 17/1–2 of the Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture.

ID = [3233]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 10855  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Ball, Terry B. “Old Testament Prophets in the Book of Mormon (Lehi, Zenock, Neum, Zenos, Ezias).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 165–77. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
Old Testament Topics > Prophets and Prophecy
ID = [67133]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Ball, Terry B., S. Kent Brown, Arnold H. Green, David J. Johnson, and W. Revell Phillips. “Planning Research on Oman: The End of Lehi’s Trail.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7, no. 1 (1998): 12-21, 70.
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In February 1998, five Brigham Young University professors spent more than a week together in southern Oman to collect data for future research projects in the area, which seems to correspond to the end of Lehi’s trail in the Old World. Future research must be performed in a professional manner and seek to reconstruct that part of the world in 600 BC. Botanical, archaeological, chronological, mineralogical, geological, and inscriptional studies in the area would depend on acquiring sponsors in Oman and on the availability of resources.

Keywords: Arabia; Archaeology; Bountiful; Lehi’s Trail; Old World; Oman
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [2975]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 37292  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Ball, Terry B. “Second Book of Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:146-47. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1992.
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Provides a summary description of 2 Nephi in sections: Lehi’s admonitions and testament to his posterity before his death (1:1-4:11); Lehi pronounces blessings on all his children and Nephi writes a small historical segment (4:12-5:34); a sermon by Jacob (chapters 6-10), and a lengthy written discourse from Nephi (chapters 11-33) in which he quotes large portions of Isaiah.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [80904]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Ball, Terry B. “Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, eds., The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 6.
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Review of The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5 (1994), edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [226]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 18839  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Ballard, M. Russell. “Are We Keeping Pace?” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1998.
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Every council … should be working together on ways to be more effective in preparing our members … to enjoy all the blessings of the Church and … the temple.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [18433]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1998-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 13552  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:07
Ballard, M. Russell. “Steadfast in Christ.” Ensign, December 1993.
ID = [51270]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 15976  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:05:00
Ballard, M. Russell. “You—The Leaders in 1988.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, May 16, 1978.
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Keywords: Leadership; Preparation
ID = [68525]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1978-05-16  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:20
Ballard, M. Russell. “You—the Leaders in 1988.” Ensign, March 1979.
ID = [44451]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1979-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 25979  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:39
Ballard, Melvin J. “Ancient Ruins of South America: Some External Evidences Supporting the Story of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 30, no. 11 (1927): 960-973.
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This piece is largely an account (accompanied by photographs) of a trip by the author to ancient ruins in the Andes Plateau. Monoliths and the ruins of temples in the sites of three ancient cities are described. The workmanship of the ruins is marvelous, states the author, and comparable to ancient Egyptian buildings.

Keywords: Ancient America – South America, Ancient Egypt, Archaeology, External Evidence, Native Americans – Incas, Pre-Columbian American History, South America
ID = [77152]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Ballard, Melvin J. “Book of Mormon Evidences.” Deseret News 2 (30 April 1932); 5, 7, 8.
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Describes several external evidences of the Book of Mormon: an Egyptian Prince declared that he could understand a pure Egyptian dialect spoken in Mesoamerica; compares Egyptian and Mayan alphabet characters and says one borrowed from the other; discusses the theory of Atlantis as a possible land bridge; relates the discovery of the “earliest American date, 6 August 613 B.C”

ID = [79166]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1932-04-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Ballard, Melvin J. “The Divine Purpose in the Bringing Forth of the Book of Mormon.” Liahona 21 (29 January 1924): 297-300.
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The Book of Mormon came forth to bring redemption to the Lamanites, to benefit the world, to bring men to repentance, and to provide a sign of the nearness of the Second Coming. Exhorts members of the Church to be obedient to the teachings contained in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80446]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-01-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Grant, Heber J., and Melvin J. Ballard. “Editorial.” Improvement Era 37, no. 3 (1934): 160-161.
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Heber J. Grant writes about reading the Book of Mormon as a boy. Melvin J. Ballard speaks about the book’s purpose of being carried to “all nations, kindreds, tongues, and peoples.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Scripture Study, Testimony
ID = [76884]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1934-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Ballard, Melvin J. “Jesus Christ Visits America.” Deseret News Church Section (29 December 1934): 2, 7.
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Recounts Christ’s visit to the Nephites in the Americas. Refers to external evidences, such as the Mexican calendar stone and Joseph Smith’s witnesses, that help support the truth and divinity of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79629]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1934-12-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Ballard, Melvin J. “New Witness for Christ.” In Handbook of the Restoration, 487-91. Independence, MO: Zions Printing and Publishing, 1944.
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The sacred mission of the Church and the Book of Mormon is to bring all nations to Christ. The book gives an account of Jesus’ visit on the American continent and provides a new witness for him.

ID = [81070]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1944-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Ballard, Melvin J. “‘New Witnesses for Christ’” Improvement Era 39, no. 12 (1936): 746-747.
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This article testifies that the sacred mission of the Church and the Book of Mormon is to bring all nations to Christ. The book gives an account of Jesus’ visit on the American continent and provides a new witness for him.

Keywords: Missionary Work, Savior in America, Testimony
ID = [77154]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1936-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Ballard, Melvin J. “Our Duty as Custodians of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 31, no. 2 (1927): 103-108.
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This article states that members of the Church are expected to obtain a spiritual testimony of the Book of Mormon and then help move it toward its divine destiny. The mission of the book is described on the title page. The book is to be taken to the descendants of Lehi and the time will come when substantial numbers of them will respond.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Missionary Work, Prophecy, Testimony, Title Page of the Book of Mormon
ID = [77102]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Ballard, Timothy. The Lincoln Hypothesis: A Modern-Day Abolitionist Investigates the Possible Connection Between Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and Abraham Lincoln. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2014.
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Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth US president during a very dark time in America’s history. Author Timothy Ballard explores the crucial role that President Lincoln played to bring this nation closer to heaven. Readers will see Lincoln as a man inspired of God who invoked a covenant relationship between America and its maker--not unlike the national covenants invoked by righteous leaders in the Book of Mormon. In addition, The Lincoln Hypothesis reveals documented evidence that Abraham Lincoln did, in fact, check out the Book of Mormon as he struggled with making some of the most critical decisions of his presidency. Did he read it? Did it influence him? Was the Book of Mormon a key factor in Lincoln’s success and the healing of a nation? The author states, as you read, you will, like a prosecutor reviewing a case, or like a jury determining a verdict, identify valuable pieces of evidence that can be fully substantiated. You will also identify pieces of evidence that cannot. I ask you to consider all the evidence and weigh it all accordingly. Through this study, many questions regarding the interplay between the restored gospel and the Civil War will be answered. New questions may emerge that will not be so easily answered. Either way, in the end you will find yourself on a most exhilarating investigative journey.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Abolitionism; Book of Mormon; Lincoln, Abraham
ID = [81466]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Balli, Tyler. “LDS Hispanic Americans and Lamanite Identity.” Religious Educator Vol. 19 no. 3 (2018).
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Diversity
ID = [38383]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2018-01-03  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 58767  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:13
Read, Nicholas, Jae R. Ballif, John W. Welch, William E. Evenson, Kathleen Gee, and Matthew P. Roper. “New Light on the Shining Stones of the Jaredites.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 253-255. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Geology
ID = [75696]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft: The Native Races of the Pacific States. 5 vols. San Francisco, CA: A. L. Bancroft, 1883.
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In a chapter entitled, “On the Origins of the Americans” (5:96-102), the author reviews the LDS (Book of Mormon) view regarding the inhabiting of the ancient Americas by the Jaredites, Nephites, and Mulekites.

ID = [78702]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1883-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Bangerter, Renee. “Since Joseph Smith’s Time: Lexical Semantic Shifts in the Book of Mormon.” Master’s thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1998.
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In this study I investigate words in the Book of Mormon text that have taken on different meanings, thus sometimes causing modern readers of the Book of Mormon to misread and misinterpret some passages of the text. I discuss words that potentially cause misreading of the Book of Mormon due to historical changes in the meanings and uses of these words. I located words in the Book of Mormon text that are commonly misread, then located every occurrence of those words in the Book of Mormon as well as other standard works. I analyzed definition of these words listed in dictionaries that provide earlier or dialectal definitions, and I researched texts that provide examples from Early Modern English and Modern English to determine whether the sense and example of the word paralleled the Book of Mormon examples. This study is a part of my work on the Book of Mormon Critical Text project. I obtained words that cause potential misreadings of Book of Mormon passages from Royal Skousen, editor of the Book of Mormon Critical text, and from my own reading of the text. We looked for words that seem inappropriate in the given context and lead to potential misreadings. After this thesis was written, I was made aware of a study that deals with semantic changes in the Book of Mormon text and discusses five words that are in my study: awful, clap, curious, goodly, and mar (Lundwall 1987).

Keywords: Book of Mormon, critical text project; Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, textual parallels
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [81542]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Bankhead, Reid E. “America’s Decision About Christ.” In The Ninth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Book of Mormon, edited by A. Gary Anderson, 1-10. Provo, UT: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1982.
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Those who reject the Book of Mormon will be brought into captivity, spiritually and temporally. The early Latter-day Saints left the inhabited areas of America because of the rejection of the Book of Mormon and of Christ by the American people.

ID = [81062]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Bankhead, Reid E. The Bible and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
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Reasons that if God is indeed no respecter of persons, then it is logical that Christ would make himself known to nations other than the Jews. The descendants of Joseph in America were in every way qualified to have Christ minister to them. The Bible and the Book of Mormon are both witnesses of the same God. [A.L. & P.H.]

ID = [78337]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1955-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Pearson, Glenn L., and Reid E. Bankhead. Building Faith with the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1986.
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Enlarged and revised edition of authors’ Teaching with the Book of Mormon. “Our main purpose in writing this book is to help the reader to begin to fill up his ‘bag’ with treasures of knowledge out of the Book of Mormon that he can bring out whenever he is called upon to teach or preach” The book is divided into sections based upon such topics as faith, repentance, and baptism.

ID = [77669]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Bankhead, Reid E. Concluding Messages of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1956.
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A transcript of a series of talks, wherein the author teaches various messages of the Book of Mormon including the Atonement, sacrament, continuing revelation, Christian creeds, and Nephite destructions. His purpose is to encourage listeners to study the Book of Mormon as a means to becoming more effective teachers.

ID = [77714]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Bankhead, Reid E., and Glenn L. Pearson. A Doctrinal Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1962.
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A study aid intended to demonstrate the many rich doctrinal topics contained in the Book of Mormon. One doctrinal topic discussed, for instance, is the divine birth of Jesus. Aids the reader with cross referencing and scripture marking.

ID = [77411]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Pearson, Glenn L., and Reid E. Bankhead. A Doctrinal Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1962.
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A new method of studying the Book of Mormon is proposed that includes finding some of the more important passages of the Book of Mormon and starting a structured cross-reference system. In the book a series of doctrinal topics are addressed by brief explanations, thought provoking questions, cross references, and a marking system. The goal is to help the user to be more fluent with the scriptures. [C. W.]

ID = [77412]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Bankhead, Reid E., and Glenn L. Pearson. Missionary Work with the Book of Mormon. Palmyra, NY: Cumorah Mission, 1967.
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Compiles approaches in using the Book of Mormon in connection with missionary work.

ID = [78022]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Pearson, Glenn L., and Reid E. Bankhead. A Pin-Point Marking Guide to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1961.
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An early draft of the authors’ two books, A Doctrinal Approach to the Book of Mormon, and Teaching with the Book of Mormon. This version is shorter and lacks the study questions.

ID = [77438]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1961-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Pearson, Glenn L., and Reid E. Bankhead. Teaching with the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1976.
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A revised edition of A Doctrinal Approach to the Book of Mormon, containing the authors’ Book of Mormon study system. [C. W.]

ID = [78309]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Bankhead, Reid E., and Glenn L. Pearson. The Word and the Witness: The Unique Mission of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1970.
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Instructional aid to assist LDS missionaries in using the Book of Mormon. The majority of the work contains sample dialogues between a missionary and investigator.

ID = [78698]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Pearson, Glenn L., and Reid E. Bankhead. The Word and the Witness: The Unique Mission of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1970.
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An instructional aid that provides effective missionary techniques and gives directions on how to approach different types of people and controversial issues. It also provides a series of hypothetical door approaches that result in the contact reading the Book of Mormon with the missionary.

ID = [78699]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Banner, Kristin. “Friends Standing Together.” Delivered at the General Young Women Meeting of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1997.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [18187]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1997-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 2443  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:06
Banner, Kristin. “Friends Standing Together.” Ensign, May 1997.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [52905]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1997-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2422  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:05:13
Barber, F. C. “Mormonism in the United States.” De Bow’s Review: A Monthly Journal of Commerce, Agriculture, Manufactures, Internal Improvements, Statistics, etc., etc. 16 (April 1854): 368-82.
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Describes the surprising rise of Mormonism. Praises the Book of Mormon as having great literary value, but discounts its divine origin.

ID = [79828]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1854-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Barber, Ian. What Mormonism Isn’t: A Response to the Research of Jerald and Sandra Tanner. Aukland, New Zealand: Pioneer, 1981.
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A response to Jerald and Sandra Tanner, who oppose the teachings of the Book of Mormon. Pages 4-11 discuss issues relating to the translation of the Book of Mormon and describe how it relates to the language of the text.

ID = [78765]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Barber, John. “Oriental Enigma.” Biblical Archaeology Review 16 (1990): 83—95.
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There is strong evidence in support of transpacific crossings 1000 years before Columbus. Diverse evidences come from the study of metallurgy, agriculture, and parasitology. The Mayan calendar shows connections between the Mayan and the Hebrew and Greek alphabets.

ID = [79944]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Barber, William J., II. “The Need for a Mass Coming Together of Poor People and People of Faith in This Moment of Crisis.” Forum, Brigham Young University, November 30, 2021.
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Keywords: Charity
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [70255]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2021-11-30  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:05
Barberi, E. James. “Alma 32 Changed My Disposition—and My Life.” Ensign, September 1976.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [43338]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5340  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:30
Barefoot, J. L. “Stories About Utah: The Deseret Museum.” Juvenile Instructor 10 (18 September 1875): 224.
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Fossil bones of an elephant, found near Payson, Utah, in 1870, were sold to the Deseret Museum. Elephants were present during Book of Mormon times.

ID = [80206]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-09-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Barfield, Kelly L. “Becoming Christlike: Mosiah 3:19.” Ensign, September 2015.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [61156]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2015-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 327  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:39
Barker, Clarence. “Husband and Wife Musician Team Finds Truth in Gospel.” Church News (25 May 1974): 14.
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Musicians Marvin and Nadina Bryan were converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ through the example of a young LDS member who read the Book of Mormon while his fellow workers played poker, and by reading the Book of Mormon themselves.

ID = [79557]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1974-05-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Rees, Alfred D., James L. Barker, and Horace H. Cummings. “Book of Mormon: Sunday School Lessons.” Instructor 67 (January—October 1932): 40, 104-5, 162-63, 225, 281-82, 342-43, 400-1, 460-61, 524-25, 580-81.
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Sunday School lessons for youth. Gives an outline of the text covered each week. Integrates teachings of Book of Mormon prophets with examples from daily life.

ID = [79250]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1932-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:48
Barker, James L. “The Language of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 63, no. 6 (1960): 388-389, 444, 446, 450-454.
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This article states that English, the language of translation employed by Joseph Smith, retains the original thought, personal writing styles, distinctive patterns, and unique phraseology belonging to each of the ancient writers and prophets of the Book of Mormon. Barker also discusses the language of the gold plates, which has been described as being a combination of the “learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians” (1 Nephi 12), and as “reformed Egyptian” (Mormon 9:32). Too little is known about the characters of reformed Egyptian, which had been “altered” by the Nephites (Mormon 9:32).

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation, Characters, Gold Plates, Language – Reformed Egyptian, Writing System
ID = [76840]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Barker, Margaret. “Joseph Smith and Preexilic Israelite Religion.” BYU Studies Quarterly 44, no. 4 (2006): 69-82.
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Terryl Givens has set Joseph Smith in the religious and cultural context of his time and raised many important issues. I should like to take a few of these issues and set them in another context, that of preexilic Jerusalem. I am not a scholar of Mormon texts and traditions. I am a biblical scholar specializing in the Old Testament, and until some Mormon scholars made contact with me a few years ago, I would never have considered using Mormon texts and traditions as part of my work. Since that initial contact I have had many good and fruitful exchanges and have begun to look at these texts very closely. I am still, however, very much an amateur in this area. What I offer can only be the reactions of an Old Testament scholar: are the revelations to Joseph Smith consistent with the situation in Jerusalem in about 600 BCE? Do the revelations to Joseph Smith fit in that context, the reign of King Zedekiah, who is mentioned at the beginning of the First Book of Nephi, which begins in the “first year of the reign of Zedekiah” (1 Nephi 1:4)? Zedekiah was installed as king in Jerusalem in 597 BCE.

Keywords: 1 Nephi; Jerusalem; King Zedekiah; Old Testament; Preexilic
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [4676]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,moses  Size: 30998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:03
Barker, Margaret. “What Did King Josiah Reform?” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 523—42. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > 1 & 2 Kings/1 & 2 Chronicles
ID = [39701]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:22
Barlow, Philip L. “Before Mormonism: Joseph Smith’s Use of the Bible, 1820-1829.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 57 (Winter 1989): 739-71.
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A defense that “Mormons are Bible-believing Christians” that explores Joseph Smith’s background, the influence of the Bible in his culture, and his production of additional scripture to reinforce the Bible. Through the use of Book of Mormon passages, it is shown that biblical language and passages are woven into new interpretations and expansions of traditional biblical thought unknown in Joseph’s day.

ID = [79092]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Barnes, C. Douglas. “Lehi’s Route to America.” Improvement Era 42, no. 1 (1939): 26-28, 49.
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Keywords: Lehi (Prophet), Migration, Polynesia, Transoceanic Contact, Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [77032]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1939-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Barnett, Henry W. “The Aborigines of America.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 22, no. 17 (28 April 1860): 258-60.
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Old Testament and Book of Mormon prophecies provide answers to questions concerning the origins of the American Indians who are of the House of Israel. The record called the stick of Joseph came forth as the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80939]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1860-04-28  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Barney, Kevin L. “A Book of Mormon Casebook.” FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 53-62.
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Review of John W. Welch. The Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Judgment; Korihor; Laws; Legal; Nehor; Sherem; Trial
ID = [621]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 22428  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Barney, Kevin L. “Divine Discourse Directed at a Prophet’s Posterity in the Plural: Further Light on Enallage.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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A follow-up on a previous article on enallage provides further strength for a pattern of a speech to a prophet in which later verses seem to be addressed to both the prophet and his posterity by use of the plural ye.

Keywords: Language - Hebrew
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Literary Aspects
ID = [2964]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 13622  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Barney, Kevin L. “An Elegant Presentation.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): 1-10.
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Review of Grant Hardy, ed. The Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Edition.

Keywords: Education; Formatting; Scripture Study; Structure
ID = [458]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 21682  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Barney, Kevin L. “Enallage in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 113-147.
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Thomas W. Brookbank long ago suggested that enallage, meaning the substitution of the singular for the plural or vice versa for rhetorical effect, is present in the Book of Mormon. Enallage does appear to exist as a prominent, meaningful rhetorical figure in the Bible, but its presence in the Book of Mormon is more difficult to demonstrate given the pronominal variation found in the Book of Mormon, a factor that Brookbank did not account for in his study. Nevertheless, a careful reading of contextual and verbal clues reveals that enallage does indeed appear to exist in some passages in the Book of Mormon. An awareness of this usage is important for a full understanding of such passages.

Keywords: Context; Enallage; Language; Language - Hebrew; Rhetoric; Substitution
ID = [2862]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 49622  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Barney, Kevin L. “Further Light on Enallage.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 43-48. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Language - Hebrew
ID = [75651]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Linn, David, and Kevin L. Barney. “‘Let Us Stain Our Swords No More’” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).
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In Alma 24 we read of the courage of the people of Anti- Nephi-Lehi, Lamanites who had converted to the Lord. Their king pleaded with them, “Let us stain our swords no more with the blood of our brethren” (Alma 24:12). So great was their faith that they covenanted never to take up arms again and buried their weapons of war. When the unconverted Lamanites came against them, the Anti-Nephi- Lehies, rather than resist their attackers, prostrated themselves on the ground to pray and allowed their brethren to slay them.

Keywords: Lamanites; Christianity; Anti-Nephi-Lehies; Maurice
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [66647]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Barney, Kevin L. “A More Responsible Critique.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 97-146.
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Review of “Does the Book of Mormon Reflect an Ancient Near Eastern Background?” (2002), by Thomas J. Finley, and “Rendering Fiction: Translation, Pseudotranslation, and the Book of Mormon” (2002), by David J. Shepherd.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Christianity; Criticism; Doctrine; Hebraism; Metal Plates; Names; Translation
ID = [428]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 109697  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Barney, Kevin L. “On Elkenah as Canaanite El.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 1 (2010): 22-35.
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Many easily recognizable Hebrew words and names can be found in the Book of Abraham. One name that hasn’t had a concrete meaning attached to it, however, is Elkenah. In this article, Barney addresses whether Elkenah is a person, place, or name; what its possible linguistic structures are; and what it might mean. Most importantly, Barney links Elkenah with the Canaanite god El and the attending cult—a cult that practiced human sacrifice. This has significant ramifications for the Book of Abraham, which has been criticized for its inclusion of human sacrifice. Assuming a northern location for the city Ur and taking Elkenah as the Canaanite El resolve the issue of child sacrifice in the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Abraham; Elkenah; Language - Hebrew; Name; Onomastics; Pearl of Great Price
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3246]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 59542  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Barney, Kevin L. “Poetic Diction and Parallel Word Pairs in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 2 (1995): 15-81.
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Hebrew poetry is based on various patterns of parallelism. Parallel lines are in turn created by the use of parallel words, that is, pairs of words bearing generally synonymous or antithetic meanings. Since the 1930s, scholars have come to realize that many of these “word pairs” were used repeatedly in a formulaic fashion as the basic building blocks of different parallel lines. The Book of Mormon reflects numerous parallel structures, including synonymous parallelism, antithetic parallelism, and chiasmus. As word pairs are a function of parallelism, the presence of such parallel structures in the Book of Mormon suggests the possible presence of word pairs within those structures. This article catalogs the use of forty word pairs that occur in parallel collocations both in the Book of Mormon and in Hebrew poetry.

Keywords: Antithetic Parallelism; Chiasmus; Diction; Language - Hebrew; Parallel; Parallelism; Poetic; Poetry; Synonymous Parallelism; Word Pairs
ID = [2912]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 106500  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Barney, Kevin L. “Seeking Joseph Smith’s Voice.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 1 (2006): 54-59, 71-72.
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Royal Skousen’s work on his Book of Mormon critical text project demonstrates that he is an able textual critic who employs sound judgment and proven methods to uncover the original text of the Book of Mormon. In many cases, these decisions seem counterintuitive to untrained readers, but Skousen correctly applies the principle that a more awkward reading is most likely original. He also shows his ability to make conjectural emendations for which no direct textual evidence is available. In every case, Skousen clearly lays out his reasoning so that readers who disagree with his inferences can examine the evidence for themselves to reach their own conclusions. This paper goes on to speculate that Skousen’s work may in time bring the LDS and RLDS editions of the Book of Mormon closer together textually. In the end, the critical text project is a superb work of scholarship on par with the standard works of biblical textual criticism.

Keywords: Conjectural Emendation; Critical Text; Joseph; Jr.; Original Text; Prophet; Smith; Translation
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3183]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 27965  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Barney, Kevin L. “A Seemingly Strange Story Illuminated.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): 1-20.
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Review of The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness unto Light” (2000), by John A. Tvedtnes

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Gold Plates; Hidden Records; Historicity
ID = [374]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 50455  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Barney, Kevin L. “What’s in a Name? Playing in the Onomastic Sandbox.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 29 (2018): 251-272.
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Abstract: Name as Key-Word brings together a collection of essays, many of them previously published, whose consistent theme is exploring examples of onomastic wordplay or puns in Mormon scripture in general and the Book of Mormon in particular. Without a knowledge of the meaning of these names, the punning in the scriptural accounts would not be recognized by modern English readers. Exploring the (probable) meanings of these names helps to open our eyes to how the scriptural authors used punning and other forms of wordplay to convey their messages in a memorable way.
Review of Matthew L. Bowen, Name as Key-Word: Collected Essays on Onomastic Wordplay and the Temple in Mormon Scripture (Salt Lake City: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2018). 408 pp., $24.95.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3636]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 51149  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:58
Tvedtnes, John A., and Kevin L. Barney. “Word Groups in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 211-218. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Grammar; Hebraism
ID = [75688]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Barney, Quinten Zehn. “Samuel the Lamanite, Christ, and Zenos: A Study of Intertextuality.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 18 (2016): 159-170.
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Abstract: During Christ’s mortal ministry at Jerusalem, his teachings often drew upon the writings of Isaiah, Moses, and other prophets with whom his audience was familiar. On the other hand, Christ never seems to quote Nephi, Mosiah, or other Book of Mormon prophets to the Jews and their surrounding neighbors, despite being the ultimate source for their inspired writings. It is because of this apparent confinement to Old Testament sources that intertextual parallels between the words of Christ in Matthew 23–24 and the words of Samuel the Lamanite in Helaman 13–15 jump out as intriguing. This paper explores the intertextual relationship between these chapters in Helaman and Matthew and suggests that the parallels between these texts can be attributed to a common source available to both Samuel and Christ, the writings of the prophet Zenos.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
ID = [4405]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 22805  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:01
Barrett, Ivan J. Joseph Smith and the Restoration: A History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to 1846. 2d ed. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1973.
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Chapter 4, “Glad Tidings from Cumorah,” tells of Moroni’s visit and Joseph Smith’s first visit to the Hill Cumorah. Chapter 5, “Delivery and Translation of the Ancient Record” and Chapter 6, “Publication of the Book of Mormon,” deal specifically with the Book of Mormon. This work is reviewed in D.144.

ID = [77933]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1973-01-01  Collections:  bom,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:25
Barrett, Ivan J. “A Nation Aroused: Alma 46.” Instructor 104 (June 1969): 198-99.
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Reviews the story of Captain Moroni (Alma 46) as an example of a righteous leader, student of the scriptures, man of faith, and a “champion of human liberty”

ID = [78899]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Barrett, Robert T. “The Jaredites Leave Babel.” Friend 20 (April 1990): 20-21.
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An illustrated story for children that tells of the Jaredites leaving Babel in order to find the promised land.

ID = [80497]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Barrett, Robert T. “The Lord Leads the Jaredites to a Promised Land.” Friend 20 (May 1990): 19-22.
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An illustrated story for children that tells of the Jaredites traveling to the promised land through the Lord’s guidance.

ID = [80526]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Barrionuevo, Mark A. “Of Adams and Gardens: The Book of Mormon as American Gothic Literature.” Master’s thesis, Washington, DC: Georgetown University, 2004.
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The author looks at the Book of Mormon as a form of fiction and deconstructs many literary forms that are prevalent in American Gothic culture.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, American setting; Mormon literature, American setting
ID = [81543]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Bartlett, Daniel H. The Mormons or Latter-Day Saints, Whence Came They?. London: Nisbet, 1911.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. The author, who favors the Spaulding theory for the origin of the Book of Mormon, asserts that the book anachronistically quotes Shakespeare, mentions steel and various domesticated animals.

ID = [78587]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1911-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Bartley, Peter. Mormonism: The Prophet, the Book and the Cult. Dublin: Veritas, 1989.
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Booklet that opposes Joseph Smith and his work. Discusses the Book of Mormon witnesses, the Anthon interview, and the Book of Mormon plates. Emphasizes archaeological arguments and internal evidence. Claims that the Book of Mormon plagiarizes the Bible and borrows extensively from the King James Version. Notes changes in the text of Book of Mormon editions. This work is reviewed in P.208.

ID = [78082]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Barton, Marie Musig. Our Promised Land: Book of Mormon Stories for Boys and Girls. Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Times, 1949.
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Consists of moral lessons from the Book of Mormon written for children. Emphasizes that the ancient Book of Mormon peoples were taught that they must serve God or perish.

ID = [78123]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1949-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Barzee, NiCole M. “Hearts Knit Together: Talks from the 1995 Women’s Conference.” BYU Studies 36, no. 4 (1996): 243.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [11940]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 1697  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:20
Bassett, Arthur R. “Alma the Elder.” Ensign, February 1977.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [43516]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 20492  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:31
Bassett, Arthur R. “Floods, Winds, and the Gates of Hell.” Ensign, June 1991.
ID = [50037]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19406  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:52
Bassett, Arthur R. “It Begins with a Family: Some Major Teachings in the First Half of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, September 1976.
ID = [43335]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 25908  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:30
Bassett, Arthur R. “Jesus’ Sermon to the Nephites.” Ensign, February 1978.
ID = [43962]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 18214  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:35
Bassett, Arthur R. “‘Now Abideth These Three’” Ensign, September 1977.
ID = [43791]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 24299  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:33
Bassett, Arthur R. “The Shepherd and His Other Sheep.” Ensign, February 1978.
ID = [43961]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19436  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:35
Bassett, K. Douglas. Commentaries on Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2003.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [29929]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:07
Bassett, K. Douglas. “Faces of Worldly Pride in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, October 2000.
ID = [40786]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2000-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 23504  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:07
Bassett, K. Douglas. “Four Faces of Pride in the Book of Mormon.” In Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 20th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, edited by Bruce A. Van Orden and Brent L. Top, 16-28. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1992.
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The four faces of pride are the wearing of costly apparel (which may have reference to conspicuous consumption in our day), class distinctions, contention, and anti-enemy attitudes. Those who possess an anti-enemy posture may have no time for the pro-kingdom of God. Pride can be overcome by humility.

ID = [81051]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Bassett, K. Douglas. “Nephi’s Freedom Thesis and the Sons of Helaman.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
RSC Topics > L — P > Obedience
ID = [36794]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 25146  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Bastian, Lewis M. “Eldin Ricks, Book of Mormon: Wide-Margin Edition.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 26.
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Review of Book of Mormon: Wide-Margin Edition (1987), by Eldin Ricks.

ID = [82]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 3548  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Bateman, Merrill J. “The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon to Restore Plain and Precious Truths.” In The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, eds. Dennis L. Largey, Andrew H. Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Atonement of Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > D — F > Fall of Adam and Eve
ID = [34704]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 47205  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:57
Bateman, Merrill J. “‘Look Forward with an Eye of Faith’” Devotional, Brigham Young University, March 5, 2006.
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Remember the great gifts of mortality: the physical body, additional light, and the eternal family. These gifts are sacred. May the Lord bless you during this wonderful phase of life that is yours to live so that you may receive all three of these great promises in their fulness.

Keywords: Atonement; Book of Mormon; Mortality; Collection: Overcoming Adversity; Podcast: Overcoming Adversity
ID = [69521]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2006-03-05  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:28
Bates, Douglas. “All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, July 24, 2003.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [70354]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2003-07-24  Collections:  bom,byuh-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:05
Bates, Ernest Sutherland. American Faith. New York: Norton, 1940.
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A polemical work that discusses Mormonism on pages 341-58. The author considers the Book of Mormon “an unsuccessful imitation of the style of the King James Version” of the Bible. After a brief review of the Book of Mormon’s contents the author notes alleged anachronisms such as biblical plagiarism, quotations from Shakespeare, and others. Reference is also made to the incident of Anthon’s 1834 denial of the “sealed book”

ID = [77498]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1940-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Bates, Kathryn Ricks. “Scripture Sketches.” Ensign, June 1991.
ID = [50060]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1042  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:52
Batty, Greg. “Studying Conference Talks Together.” Ensign, April 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [60104]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2013-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1789  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:31
Baugh, Alexander L., and Reid L. Neilson, eds. Conversations with Mormon Historians. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
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The sixteen interviews in this volume tell the stories of remarkable men and women who have made careers out of researching, writing, and teaching about the past. Friends and colleagues conducted these conversations over a decade or so. All were subsequently published in the Mormon Historical Studies journal or Religious Educator periodical, and now are brought together as a single book of personal essays. As we review and reflect on the personal lives and remarkable careers featured in this volume, we sense that many of these historians feel that they were prepared or given a definite sense of mission. Both editors, who are becoming foremost Church historians in their own right, have been the beneficiaries of many mentors in the field and the recipients of a remarkable heritage of Mormon historians who have taken them under their wings and helped them become contributors to the telling of LDS history. ISBN 978-0-8425-2890-0

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [33240]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 16  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 11:52:57

Articles

Hall, Dave, and Thomas G. Alexander. “Thomas G. Alexander.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, 1–32. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34733]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 60260  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:57
Smith, Alex D., and James B. Allen. “James B. Allen.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > First Vision
ID = [34734]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 70456  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:57
Darowski, Joseph F., Kay Darowski, and Richard Lloyd Anderson. “Richard Lloyd Anderson.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > T — Z > War
ID = [34735]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 62441  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:57
Harper, Steven C., and Milton V. Backman Jr. “Milton V. Backman.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > First Vision
ID = [34736]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 37272  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Baugh, Alexander L., and LaMar C. Berrett. “LaMar C. Berrett.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34737]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 34206  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Frederickson, Kristine Wardle, and Claudia L. Bushman. “Claudia L. Bushman.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
ID = [34738]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 55882  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Woodworth, Jed L., and Richard Lyman Bushman. “Richard Lyman Bushman.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
ID = [34739]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 92519  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Godfrey, Matthew C., and Kenneth W. Godfrey. “Kenneth W. Godfrey.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34740]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 79633  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Jensen, Robin Scott, and Dean C. Jessee. “Dean C. Jessee.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > T — Z > War
ID = [34741]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 53757  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Ward, Maurine Carr, and Stanley B. Kimball. “Stanley B. Kimball.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34742]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 76786  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Madsen, Carol C., and Sheree Maxwell Bench. “Carol Cornwall Madsen.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
ID = [34743]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 65933  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Baugh, Alexander L., and Robert J. Matthews. “Robert J. Matthews.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > Q — S > Scriptures
ID = [34744]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 43234  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Baugh, Alexander L., and Max H. Parkin. “Max H Parkin.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
ID = [34745]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 79380  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Peterson, John A., and Charles S. Peterson. “Charles S. Peterson.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34746]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 85432  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Walker, Kyle R., and Larry C. Porter. “Larry C. Porter.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34747]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 67764  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Williams, Nathan H., and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. “Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.” In Conversations with Mormon Historians, eds. Alexander L. Baugh and Reid L. Neilson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
ID = [34748]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 53907  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Baugh, Alexander L., Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin C. Pykles, eds. Joseph Smith and His First Vision: Context, Place, and Meaning. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
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This volume celebrates the bicentennial of Joseph Smith’s 1820 First Vision of the Father and the Son, a founding event in the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. Contributors examine the various accounts of the vision, the religious excitement prevalent in the region, the question that prompted Joseph to enter the grove, the powers of darkness that assailed him, and the natural environment and ultimate preservation of the Sacred Grove. This volume brings together some of the finest presentations from a 2020 BYU Church History Symposium honoring the bicentennial of the First Vision. ISBN 978-1-9503-0408-0

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [33169]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 14  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:18

Articles

Oaks, Dallin H. “Writing about the Prophet Joseph Smith.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33916]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Dew, Sheri L. “Joseph Smith and the Problem of Loneliness.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33917]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:18
Bushman, Richard Lyman. “The First Vision in 2020.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33918]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Cope, Rachel. “The First Vision within the Context of Revivalism.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33919]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Bennett, Richard E. “Quiet Revivalism: New Light on the Burned-Over District.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33920]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Staker, Mark Lyman, and Donald L. Enders. “Excitement on the Subject of Religion: Controversy within Palmyra’s 1819 and 1820 Preaching District.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33921]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Barney, Quinten Zehn. “A Contextual Background for Joseph Smith’s Last Known Recounting of the First Vision.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33922]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Godfrey, Matthew C. “The ‘Nature’ of Revelation: The Influence of the Natural Environment on Joseph Smith’s Revelatory Experiences.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33923]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Boatright, Gary L., Jr. “The Sacred Grove: Its History, Preservation, and Regeneration.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33924]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Hepworth, Steven. “‘I Was Seized Upon by Some Power’: Joseph Smith, Satan, and the First Vision.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33925]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Jackson, Kent P. “‘O Lord, What Church Shall I Join?’: The Question and the Answer.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33926]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Olsen, Steven L. “Literary Craftsmanship of the Joseph Smith Story.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33927]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Tait, Lisa Olsen. “Susa Young Gates’s ‘Vision Beautiful’” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33928]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Griffiths, Casey Paul. “The First Vision Goes to the Movies.” In Joseph Smith and His First Vision, eds. Alexander L. Baugh, Steven C. Harper, Brent M. Rogers, and Benjamin Pykles. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33929]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:37:49
Baugh, Alexander L. “Joseph Smith: Seer, Translator, Revelator, and Prophet.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, June 24, 2014.
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When discussing Joseph Smith’s role as a translator, many only associate the Prophet with his role in the translation of the Book of Mormon. However, he successfully translated at least three additional ancient texts.

Keywords: Joseph Smith; Collection: Joseph Smith the Prophet; Podcast: Joseph Smith
ID = [69920]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2014-06-24  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:24
Muhlestein, Kerry, and Alexander L. Baugh. “Preserving the Joseph Smith Papyri Fragments: What Can We Learn from the Paper on Which the Papyri Were Mounted?” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
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This article discusses possible explanations regarding the procedures Joseph Smith and his associates used in mounting the Joseph Smith Papyri fragments and their reasons for doing so. The backing materials, some of which contain drawings of a temple plan and plat sketches of northeastern Ohio townships, provide a valuable historical artifact that helps historians answer questions associated with the papyri. The dimensions, gluing techniques, and cutting patterns of the backing paper and papyri also help explain the mounting process, as does an examination of the handwriting on the backing paper. Careful analysis suggests that a portion of the backing material came from several sheets of paper glued together to make a large sheet on which plans for a temple were drawn. Historical evidence suggests that in late 1837 or early 1838, pieces of papyri were glued to this and other papers and cut into smaller pieces, some of which were put under glass to preserve the papyrus fragments from further deterioration.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3299]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 53438  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Baugh, Alexander L. “The Testimonies of the Book of Mormon Witnesses.” In A Reason for Faith, ed. Laura H. Hales. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
ID = [34623]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 11:47:27
Bautista, M. “A Faith-Promoting Experience.” Improvement Era 23, no. 11 (1920): 978-984.
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This article is a testimonial from Old Mexico, wherein the author explains the role of the Book of Mormon in his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Conversion, Testimony
ID = [76958]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1920-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Beadle, James Hanson. “The ‘Golden Bible’: Sidney Rigdon’s Grandson Says Their Family Understood it to be a Fraud.” New York Tribune (17 April 1888): n.p.
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Walter Sidney Rigdon, grandson of Sidney Rigdon, reports that he had talked with the older Rigdon “hundreds of times” He was a “religious crank” who became “cracked” The whole family rejected his story. The whole thing about “the Golden Bible” is a fraud.

ID = [80250]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1888-04-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Beadle, James Hanson. Life In Utah or the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism. Philadelphia: National Publishing Company, 1870.
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An exposé of Mormonism. Pages 21-35 discuss the Book of Mormon. Presents a somewhat garbled description of the Book of Mormon narrative; the testimony of the book of Mormon witnesses is discounted on the grounds that they were disreputable. The author accepts the Spaulding theory of Book of Mormon origins.

ID = [77986]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1870-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Bean, Orestes U. “Corianton: An Aztec Romance.” Salt Lake City: n.p., 1902?.
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A romantic drama (written in four acts) based upon the trial of Korihor, the Anti-Christ.

ID = [77724]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1902-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Bean, Willard W. A.B.C. History of Palmyra and the Beginning of “Mormonism”. Palmyra, N.Y.: Palmyra Courier Co., 1938.
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Writes concerning the early history of Palmyra, the arrival and history of the Smith family, Joseph Smith’s interest in the religious revival, the details of the First Vision, and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77475]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1938-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Bean, Willard W. “Ancient Battlefields Puzzle U.S. Historians: Ruins Found in New York Tell of Carnage.” Deseret News Church Section (16 August 1941): 4, 5.
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Book of Mormon accounts of the final battles of the Nephites are compared with historical reports of DeWitt Clinton and O. Turner who tell of formidable fortresses with deep trenches, double walls, mass graves, and rusted tools in the state of New York.

ID = [79029]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1941-08-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Bean, Willard W. “Cumorah Land.” Deseret News Church Section (23 February 1935): 6.
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Describes the Hill Cumorah and country surrounding it. Also gives evidence of ancient American Indians.

ID = [79345]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1935-02-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
McGavin, E. Cecil, and Willard W. Bean. “Cumorah-Land, An Ancient Battlefield.” Improvement Era 44, no. 9 (September 1941): 526, 571- 72.
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Discusses the authors’ point of view concerning the identity of the Hill Cumorah as an ancient battlefield. Authors conclude that the scholars “need not search for (Cumorah) in Mexico or Yucatan”

ID = [81275]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1941-09-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
McGavin, E. Cecil, and Willard W. Bean. The Geography of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1948.
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Argues that the Hill Cumorah and Hill Ramah as geographical locations in the Book of Mormon were located in upstate New York. It therefore challenges the theory that the Hill Cumorah was located somewhere in Latin America. At least some Book of Mormon history took place in southeast Canada and the northeast United States.

ID = [78493]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1948-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Bean, Willard W. “The Indians of Cumorah Land.” Deseret News Church Section (2 March 1924): 6, 8.
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Discusses different traditions and beliefs of the American Indians that correspond to those of the Nephites and the Lamanites. For example, he shows that the American Indians believe in a Great Spirit, an Indian Redeemer, and of once having a “white man’s book” among them that they had used.

ID = [80491]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1924-03-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Beardall, C. Douglas, and Jewel N. Beardall. About the Three Nephites. Provo, UT: LDS Book Publications, 1992.
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A discussion of the Three Nephites (3 Nephi 28:1-9). Presents a collection of some sixty different Three Nephites stories.

ID = [77479]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Beardall, C. Douglas, and Jewel N. Beardall. About the Three Nephites. Provo, UT: LDS Book Publications, 1992.
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A discussion of the Three Nephites (3 Nephi 28:1-9). Presents a collection of some sixty different Three Nephites stories.

ID = [77479]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Beardsley, Harry Markle. Joseph Smith and His Mormon Empire. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Riverside, 1931.
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A historical polemical work against Mormonism. Chapter 8 discusses various alleged anachronisms and absurdities in the Book of Mormon. The author rejects the Spaulding Theory in favor of the psychological environmentalist explanation proposed by Woodbridge Riley for the origin of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77929]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1931-01-01  Collections:  bom,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:25
Beardsley, Harry Markle. “The Mormons in Illinois.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 40 (1933): 45-54.
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Presenting a brief history of the Mormons in Illinois, the author offers a psychological interpretation of Joseph Smith, considering the Book of Mormon to be “the product of an adolescent mind, and a mind obviously suffering from the characteristic mental disease of adolescence-dementia praecox. The Mormon faith is the result of the reaction of an adolescent nation to that book”

ID = [80560]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1933-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
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Where does one go to learn more about Book of Mormon studies? For those who do not regularly engage with scholarship, it’s hard to know how to begin. Currently there’s no general guide to Book of Mormon scholarship available to the public. Even with all that’s happened in the last few decades, and especially all that’s happening right now in Book of Mormon studies, this situation needs to be remedied. There has been no general guide to Book of Mormon scholarship available to the public—until now. This introduction breaks down Book of Mormon studies, from its history to the obstacles that will need to be overcome as it moves forward. Additionally, this introduction provides readers with resources that they can turn to for further information on Book of Mormon studies. ISBN 978-1-9503-0426-4
ID = [33158]  Status = Type = deseret  Date =  Collections:    Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:34:17
Becerra, Daniel. “Ethical Approaches to the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 32 (2023): 97-115.
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“I propose three related ways of further developing this subfield of Book of Mormon studies: (1) catching up to biblical studies, (2) participating in broader conversations outside and within the Latter-day Saint tradition, and (3) articulating the Book of Mormon’s vision of human flourishing. I will also suggest that Book of Mormon scholarship on ethics may itself, to borrow a phrase, be a ’way of doing ethics,’ meaning that it should be responsible, relevant, and self-aware, and should ultimately contribute to more ethical theorizations of scripture and moral and religious life.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Study; Ethics; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, use and influence
ID = [81954]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Becerra, Daniel. “Samuel the Lamanite and the Ethics of Wealth in the Book of Mormon.” In Samuel the Lamanite, ed. Charles Swift. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33908]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:22:23
Bechler, C. F. J. “The Book of Mormon and I.” Improvement Era 26, no. 5 (1923): 405-408.
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This article is a first person narrative testimonial of a man in Germany who found a friend in the Book of Mormon on a cold, lonely, and hopeless night. Following World War I, the man first found himself in despair, then found that the Book of Mormon offered him hope and comfort.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Faith, Hope, Missionary Work, World War I
ID = [77099]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Bednar, David A. “Exceedingly Valiant For Courage (Alma 53:20).” Graduation, Brigham Young University—Idaho, August 22, 2003.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [71752]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2003-08-22  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:16
Bednar, David A. “Gather Together in One All Things in Christ.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2018.
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The power of the Savior’s gospel to transform and bless us flows from discerning and applying the interrelatedness of its doctrine, principles, and practices.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [23122]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2018-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 407  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:55:28
Bednar, David A. “Gather Together in One All Things in Christ.” Ensign, November 2018.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [62588]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2018-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12567  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:49
Bednar, David A. “Lehi’s Dream: Holding Fast to the Rod.” Ensign, October 2011.
ID = [59432]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2011-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8659  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:41
Bednar, David A. “Steadfast and Immovable (Mosiah 5:15).” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, September 9, 2003.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [71755]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2003-09-09  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:16
Bednar, David A. “Watchful unto Prayer Continually (Alma 34:39; Moroni 6:4; Luke 21:36).” Ensign, November 2019.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [63130]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2019-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12069  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:53
Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach. “The ‘Golden Bible’” Friend 5 (December 1975): 11-13.
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Conversion story of Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner, taken from her autobiography and adapted for children. As a child she read the Book of Mormon and knew it was true.

ID = [80249]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Beers, R. W. The Mormon Puzzle and How to Solve It. Chicago: Funk & Wagnalls, 1887.
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A polemical attack on Mormonism. The Book of Mormon contains plagiarized passages from the Bible.

ID = [78578]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1887-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Beesley, Kenneth H. “We have been counseled to store a year’s supply of food, clothing, and, where possible, fuel. Can you explain what might be regarded as a discrepancy between this counsel and 3 Nephi 13:26?” Ensign, July 1982.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [45902]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1982-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3773  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:19
Bell, Elouise M. “Chris Heimerdinger, Tennis Shoes among the Nephites: A Novel.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 13.
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Review of Tennis Shoes among the Nephites: A Novel (1989), by Chris Heimerdinger.

ID = [69]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 4405  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Bell, James P. “John W. Welch: Taking the Stand.” This People 8-9 (February 1987): 48-50, 61, 63.
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Features the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) and its founder, John W. Welch. One goal of FARMS is to better understand the ancient foundations and cultural background of the Book of Mormon, which will then strengthen an individual’s testimony of the book.

ID = [79639]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1987-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Bell, James P. “A Reader’s Library: Efficacious Scholarship.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 1 (1999): 72-73.
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Bell reviews the following books about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon: Susan Easton Black and Charles D. Tate Jr.’s edited volume Joseph Smith: The Prophet, the Man; Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor’s edition of The Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith by His Mother; John W. Welch and Stephen D. Ricks’s edited volume King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”; and Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch’s edited volume Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
ID = [3001]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 10127  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/26/24 15:16:25
Puening, Ronald L., Barbara A. Hainsworth, Karen Galley, Philip Jackson, Matt Paulson, Marilyn Stewart, Scott J. Klemm, Thomas L. Faulkner, Louis Wilkins, Peter Vokac, Richard G. Belliss, W. D. Sanders, and John W. Miller. “Queries and Comments: More on the Nephites and the Book of Mormon.” Biblical Archaeology Review 14 (November—December 1988): 12, 14-18, 20.
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Letters responding to C. L. Sainsbury’s letter (July/August issue) seeking inclusion of Nephite history on an international timeline. Contributors contend that no archaeological evidence exists for the Book of Mormon, point out the book’s similarity to the Bible, and enclose the Smithsonian Institution’s statement concerning the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80034]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Belnap, Daniel L. “The Abinadi Narrative, Redemption, and the Struggle of Nephite Identity.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 27–66. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Salvation
ID = [34308]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 97818  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘And he was Anti-Christ’: The Significance of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of the Judges, Part 2.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
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For the Nephites, the sixteenth year of the reign of the judges was tremendously difficult. The arrival of the people of Ammon, in itself an incredible disruption of Nephite society, precipitated a battle, which Mormon describes as a “tremendous battle; yea, even such an one as never had been known among all the people in the land from the time Lehi left Jerusalem’’ (Alma 28:2). The dead, we are told, were not counted due to their enormous number. These events compounded the pre-existing struggles that resulted from the sociopolitical fallout from the reforms of Mosiah. Though Alma 30:5 suggests that all is well in Zarahemla during the seventeenth year of the reign of the judges, the events of the next year and half, the eighteenth year, belie this peace. Within this span, the Nephites exploded in two separate, but related, political conflagrations: (1) the secession of the inhabitants of Antionum from the greater Nephite community, and (2) the civil war spearheaded by Amalickiah. But prior to both of these events came Korihor.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [81924]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘And it came to pass…’: The Sociopolitical Events in the Book of Mormon Leading to the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of the Judges.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 23 no. 1 (2014).
ID = [3312]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 102071  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘And Now My Son, I Have Somewhat More to Say’: Corianton’s Concerns, Alma’s Theology, and Nephite Tradition.” In Give Ear to My Words, eds. Kerry Hull, Nicholas J. Frederick, and Hank R. Smith. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
RSC Topics > G — K > Justice
RSC Topics > L — P > Mercy
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Restoration of the Gospel
RSC Topics > Q — S > Resurrection
ID = [34078]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 65712  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Belnap, Daniel L. “The Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Concept of Scripture.” In No Weapon Shall Prosper, ed. Robert L. Millet. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bible
RSC Topics > Q — S > Scriptures
ID = [35038]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 62588  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:45
Belnap, Daniel L. “The Book of Mormon and Modern Moral Relativism.” Ensign, February 2014.
ID = [60463]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2014-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9154  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:34
Belnap, Daniel L., ed. By Our Rites of Worship: Latter-day Saint Views on Ritual in History, Scripture, and Practice. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
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Winner of the Harvey B. Black and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication Award (Gospel Scholarship in Ancient Scripture). While negative meanings are often attached to the words rite and ritual, these terms simply mean “with correct religious procedure; in the manner required, properly, duly, correctly, rightly, fittingly.” Thus, the term perfectly describes an array of practices within our church, including baptism, the laying on of hands, and temple ordinances. This book explores the relationship between the performance of priesthood ordinances (or rituals) and the power of godliness that is mentioned in Doctrine and Covenants 84. Just as in biblical and Book of Mormon times, rites are an essential part of God’s plan for his children. The messages in this book help us understand ritual and its profound role within the Church so that we are able to recognize the transforming power of our rites of worship. ISBN 978-0-8425-2741-2

ID = [33253]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 16  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 19:18:35

Articles

Belnap, Daniel L. “Introduction: Latter-day Saints and the Perception of Ritual.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
ID = [34873]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28446  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
van Beek, Walter E. A. “Ritual and the Quest for Meaning.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Ordinances
ID = [34874]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 44617  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Hoffmann, John P. “Culture, Cohesion, and Conceptualizing the Sacred.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Ordinances
ID = [34875]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 64940  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Head, Ronan James. “The Politics of Feasting in the Ancient Near East.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrament
ID = [34876]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 32453  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Rhodes, Michael D. “The Eternal Nature of the Family in Egyptian Beliefs.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Abraham
ID = [34877]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 30790  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Benson, RoseAnn. “The Marriage of Adam and Eve: Ritual and Literary Elements.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > A — C > Creation
RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
ID = [34878]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 53632  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Gaskill, Alonzo L. “The ‘Ceremony of the Shoe’: A Ritual of God’s Ancient Covenant People.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
ID = [34879]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 42238  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Ricks, Stephen D. “The Doctrine of Baptism: Immersions at Qumran and the Baptisms of John, the Earliest Christians, and Book of Mormon Peoples.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > D — F > Doctrine
RSC Topics > L — P > Ordinances
ID = [34880]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 47192  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Strathearn, Gaye. “Reading the Gospel of Philip as a Temple Text.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrifice
RSC Topics > T — Z > Temples
ID = [34881]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 79795  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘Those Who Receive You Not’: The Rite of Wiping Dust Off the Feet.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
RSC Topics > L — P > New Testament
RSC Topics > L — P > Ordinances
ID = [34882]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 130085  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Reeves, Aaron. “Embodied Authority: Priesthood Ordination and the Laws of the Mortal Body.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Plan of Salvation
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
ID = [34883]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 50716  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Stapley, Jonathan A. “‘Pouring in Oil’: The Development of the Modern Mormon Healing Ritual.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Ordinances
ID = [34884]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 81996  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Jones, Megan Sanborn. “Imaging a Global Religion, American Style: Mormon Pageantry as a Ritual of Community Formation.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1845–1877
RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1946–Present
ID = [34885]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 64218  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Ing, Michael. “Ritual as a Process of Deification.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Learning
ID = [34886]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 39916  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Millet, Robert L. “Sacramental Living: Reflections on Latter-day Saint Ritual.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > L — P > Ordinances
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrament
RSC Topics > Q — S > Salvation
ID = [34887]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 36361  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Platt, Jennifer Brinkerhoff. “Sisters in Transition: Moving from the Buna Coffee Ritual to Relief Society.” In By Our Rites of Worship, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > T — Z > Word of Wisdom
ID = [34888]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 69895  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘Even as Our Father Lehi Saw’: Lehi’s Dream as Nephite Cultural Narrative.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [35269]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 71043  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘I Will Contend with Them That Contendeth with Thee’: The Divine Warrior in Jacob’s Speech of 2 Nephi 6–10.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17, no. 1-2 (2008): 20-39.
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At the time Jacob gave his speech in 2 Nephi 6–10, the Nephites had already been driven from two lands of inheritance and felt an ongoing concern of being cut off from God’s promises. Belnap illustrates that Jacob’s speech answers these concerns through emphasizing and expounding on the covenantal relationship made possible by God acting as the Divine Warrior. Jacob quotes Isaiah passages in his discourse and in some instances makes his own additions to emphasize important aspects. He illustrates how the Divine Warrior provides the hardships, knowledge, and power for an individual to become a divine warrior, and he discusses the Divine Warrior’s defeat over the monster of Death. The promises made by the Divine Warrior can provide hope and assurance to all.

Keywords: Death; Divine Warrior; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Land of Inheritance; Monster; Nephite; Promise
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [3224]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 77003  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Belnap, Daniel L., ed. Illuminating the Jaredite Records. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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This is a new volume from the Book of Mormon Academy at Brigham Young University. This volume explores the relationship between the Nephite and the Jaredite records culturally, politically, literarily, and theologically. The first approach is a cultural-historical lens, in which elements of Jaredite culture are discussed, including the impact of a Jaredite subculture on Nephite politics during the reign of the judges, and a Mesopotamia perspective as seership and divination, and the brother of Jared’s experience as a spiritual transition. The second grouping looks at the book of Ether through a narratological lens, all three papers exploring different aspects of Moroni’s construction of the book of Ether. The third grouping explores the book of Ether’s depiction of women, as it contains one of the most descriptive, yet ambivalent females in the Book of Mormon, both historically and in our contemporary era. Finally, the book of Ether is reviewed via a teaching lens. In Alma 37, Alma the Younger explained the teaching value of the Jaredite records. These last two studies examine ways in which the book of Ether in particular can be taught to a modern audience. ISBN 978-1-9443-9497-4

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [33178]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 10  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30

Articles

Belnap, Daniel L. “‘They Are of Ancient Date’: Jaredite Traditions and the Politics of Gadianton’s Dissent.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34003]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Hull, Kerry. “Divination as Translation: The Function of Sacred Stones in Ancient Mesopotamia and the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [34004]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Swift, Charles. “Upon Mount Shelem: The Liminal Experience of the Brother of Jared.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34005]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Easton-Flake, Amy. “Seeing Moroni and the Book of Ether through a Study of Narrative Time.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [34006]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “Moroni’s Six Commentaries in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [34007]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Ludlow, Jared W. “Power in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
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Spencer, Joseph M. “Jared’s Two Daughters.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Frederick, Nicholas J. “Whence the Daughter of Jared?: Text and Context.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34010]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Sharp, Ryan H. “Of Captivity and Kingdoms: Helping Students Find a Place in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [34011]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Griffin, Tyler J. “The Jaredite Journey: A Symbolic Reflection of Our Own Journey along the Covenant Path.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34012]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Belnap, Daniel L. “The King James Bible and the Book of Mormon.” In The King James Bible and the Restoration, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bible
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
ID = [35252]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 47422  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Belnap, Daniel L. “The Process of Apostasy in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon.” In Shedding Light on the New Testament, eds. Ray L. Huntington, Frank F. Judd Jr., and David M. Whitchurch. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Apostasy
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > New Testament
ID = [35428]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 48618  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Strathearn, Gaye, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap, eds. The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture. Proceedings of The 39th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
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The 39th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium Christians around the world look to the Sermon on the Mount for encouragement and guidance in developing the attitudes and behavior the Lord admonished us to have. The 2010 Sperry Symposium focuses on the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew, Luke, and 3 Nephi. It will discuss in depth specific passages and textual variations in the different accounts of the Sermon, as well as the social and cultural context of the Sermon. Chapters will review the contributions that the Joseph Smith Translation makes to our understanding, as well as the use of the Sermon in later biblical and Book of Mormon teachings. Contributors include Richard D. Draper, Matthew J. Grey, Daniel K Judd, Jennifer C. Lane, Eric-John K. Marlowe, Robert L. Millet, Thomas A. Wayment, and John W. Welch. ISBN 978-1-60641-823-9

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
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Articles

Huntsman, Eric D. “‘Resist Not Evil’” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Devil
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > G — K > Judgment
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sin
ID = [35314]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 52657  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Draper, Richard D. “The Sociocultural Context of the Sermon on the Mount.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
ID = [35315]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 43734  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “Audience Astonishment at the Sermon on the Mount and the Sermon at the Temple.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Law of Moses
RSC Topics > L — P > Prophets
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
RSC Topics > Q — S > Salvation
ID = [35316]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 38253  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Ludlow, Jared W. “Israel’s Ancient Psalms.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Psalms/Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon
RSC Topics > G — K > Heaven
RSC Topics > L — P > Mercy
RSC Topics > L — P > Peace
ID = [35317]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 39643  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Lane, Jennifer Clark. “Salt and Light.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
ID = [35318]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 40480  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Grey, Matthew J. “The Six Antitheses.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
ID = [35319]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 41885  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Marlowe, Eric-Jon K. “‘What Therefore God Hath Joined Together, Let No Man Put Asunder’” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
ID = [35320]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 30133  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Millet, Robert L. “‘Be Ye Therefore Perfect’” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Heaven
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
ID = [35321]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 42982  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Bowen, Matthew L. “The Father in the Sermon on the Mount.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Heaven
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > T — Z > Worship
ID = [35322]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 42895  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Frederick, Nicholas J. “The Kingdom of God.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Conversion
RSC Topics > G — K > Hope
RSC Topics > Q — S > Resurrection
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35323]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 35444  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘Beholdest Thou. . .the Priests and the Levites’” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Judgment
RSC Topics > L — P > Law of Moses
ID = [35324]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 79122  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
LeFevre, David A. “The Golden Rule.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
ID = [35325]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 29864  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Wayment, Thomas A. “‘By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them’” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Charity
RSC Topics > G — K > Grace
RSC Topics > Q — S > Salvation
ID = [35326]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 33134  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Welch, John W. “‘Thy Will Be Done’” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Atonement of Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > L — P > Mercy
ID = [35327]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry,welch  Size: 46123  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Judd, Daniel K. “‘As Your Father Also Is Merciful’” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Discipleship
RSC Topics > G — K > Grace
RSC Topics > G — K > Heaven
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > Mercy
ID = [35328]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 45157  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Hardison, Amy Blake. “‘A Wise Man Built His House upon a Rock’” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Heaven
ID = [35329]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 35426  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Triplet-Hitoto, Valerie. “The Sermon on the Mount in the Joseph Smith Translation.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
ID = [35330]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 35450  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Skinner, Andrew C. “How New Testament Variants Contribute to the Meaning of the Sermon on the Mount.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
RSC Topics > L — P > New Testament
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
ID = [35331]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 31611  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Richardson, Matthew O. “Echoes from the Sermon on the Mount.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Heaven
RSC Topics > L — P > New Testament
ID = [35332]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 67786  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘That Ye Might Feel and See’: Touch in the First Day of Christ’s Ministry.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81590]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘They Are of Ancient Date’: Jaredite Traditions and the Politics of Gadianton’s Dissent.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Belnap, Daniel L. “‘They Did Fell the Tree’: The Hanging of Zemnarihah as a Ritual Resolution for Nephite Trauma.” In They Shall Grow Together, eds. Charles Swift and Nicholas J. Frederick. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2022.
ID = [33819]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:31:32
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The 40th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium A dark and dreary waste, a man in a shining robe, a rod of iron, and a tree of life—these symbols evoke powerful images in our minds and deepen our appreciation for the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. The 2011 Sperry Symposium volume explores the rich symbolism of Lehi’s dream and Nephi’s vision, placing such symbols as the mists of darkness, the great and spacious building, and the church of the Lamb of God in the context of the last days. By introducing new perspectives to a familiar account, this volume offers a stirring reminder of the implications for Latter-day Saints. ISBN 978-1-6090-8738-8
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Articles

Osguthorpe, Russell T. “The Power of Inspired Invitations.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > T — Z > Temptation
ID = [35258]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 33272  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Hardy, Heather. “The Double Nature of God’s Saving Work: The Plan of Salvation and Salvation History.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Plan of Salvation
RSC Topics > Q — S > Salvation
ID = [35259]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 53324  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Griffiths, Casey Paul. “The Church of the Lamb of God.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
ID = [35260]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 39283  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Halverson, Jared M. “Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision as Apocalyptic Literature.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [35261]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 41712  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Driggs, Lori. “Nephi’s Vision and the Loss and Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bible
ID = [35262]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 56565  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Pike, Dana M. “Lehi Dreamed a Dream: The Report of Lehi’s Dream in Its Biblical Context.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35263]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 72073  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Lane, Jennifer Clark. “The Presence of the Lord.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > L — P > Mercy
RSC Topics > L — P > Old Testament
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > T — Z > Worship
ID = [35264]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 40008  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Schade, Aaron P. “The Strait and Narrow Path: The Covenant Path of Discipleship Leading to the Tree of Life.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > D — F > Discipleship
RSC Topics > D — F > Eternal Life
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > L — P > Ordinances
ID = [35265]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 72944  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Easton-Flake, Amy. “Lehi’s Dream as a Template for Understanding Each Act of Nephi’s Vision.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Second Coming
ID = [35267]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 50650  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Hardy, Grant R. “Prophetic Perspectives: How Lehi and Nephi Applied the Lessons of Lehi’s Dream.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Prophets
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [35268]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 37284  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘Even as Our Father Lehi Saw’: Lehi’s Dream as Nephite Cultural Narrative.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [35269]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 71043  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Bowen, Matthew L. “Not Partaking of the Fruit: Its Generational Consequences and Its Remedy.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35270]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 59854  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Alford, Kenneth L. “‘Delivered by the Power of God’: Nephi’s Vision of America’s Birth.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Restoration of the Gospel
RSC Topics > T — Z > War
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Judd, Frank F., Jr. “What Nephi’s Vision Teaches about the Bible and the Book of Mormon.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bible
ID = [35272]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 48026  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
King, Seth J. “Illuminating a Darkened World.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [35273]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 45751  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Line, C. Robert. “Bitter and Sweet: Dual Dimensions of the Tree of Life.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Adversity
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sin
RSC Topics > T — Z > Temptation
RSC Topics > T — Z > Trials
ID = [35274]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 27222  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Smith, D. Mick. “Sacrifice and Condescension: Types and Shadows for Latter-day Living.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Atonement of Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > A — C > Consecration
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrifice
ID = [35275]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 42002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Swift, Charles. “‘It Filled My Soul with Exceedingly Great Joy’: Lehi’s Vision of Teaching and Learning.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Education
RSC Topics > L — P > Learning
RSC Topics > T — Z > Teaching the Gospel
ID = [35276]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 74205  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Woodger, Mary Jane, and Michelle Vanegas Brodrick. “Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision as Used by Church Leaders.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > Teaching the Gospel
ID = [35277]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 46416  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘We Are Not Cut Off’: Separation and Reconciliation through Sacred Covenants.” In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts, eds. Gaye Strathearn and Charles Swift. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2007.
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Perhaps no theme in the Book of Mormon resonates so powerfully to modern readers as that of separation from and reconciliation with God. The sense of being cut off, isolated, or driven out is attested throughout the book. Similarly, messages from the Book of Mormon prophets of hope, reconciliation, and communion with God seek to alleviate the fears and depression that arise from loneliness or abandonment. This theme is particularly evident in Jacob’s great speech recorded in 2 Nephi 6–10 and the two “last” speeches from Moroni in Mormon 8 and Moroni 10. Jacob and Moroni both address separation from and reconciliation with God, providing a template for the reader to understand their own experiences. In particular, these prophets quote the words of Isaiah to teach how sacred covenants reconcile us to God.

Keywords: Covenant; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Reconciliation; Separation
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
ID = [35807]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 27701  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Belnap, David M. “The Inclusive, Anti-Discrimination Message of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): 195-370.
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Abstract: Attitudes of superiority lead to societal conflict. The racial interpretation of a few Book of Mormon verses has contributed to these attitudes and conflicts, yet hundreds of inclusive messages are found in more than half of the book’s verses. God’s message, love, mercy, and justice are for all people. Righteous people did not think themselves above others, nor did they persecute others or start wars. War is tragic and is caused by wickedness. Conspiracies are a great evil. Righteous people were kind in their attitudes and actions, regardless of others’ social status or ethnicity. Some Book of Mormon people even gave their lives or put their lives at risk to act kindly, and some of these went from hating others to giving up their lives on behalf of others. The inclusive messages in the Book of Mormon are consistent with the position advocated by current Latter-day Saint leaders condemning all racism and disavowing racist hypotheses such as those derived from a few Book of Mormon verses (i.e., that skin color is related to righteousness). The inclusive messages also are consistent with the view that skin color in the Book of Mormon is not literal but is metaphorical. The Book of Mormon instructs us that the right way to interact is with love and respect, through examples of people respecting and reaching out to others, promises to all people, condemnation of unkindness and anti-Semitism, calls to all people to repent, and emphasizing the flaws of one’s own group and not those of others.

ID = [3441]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:56
Welch, John W., David R. Benard, and Daniel C. Peterson. “‘Secret Combinations’” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Early Church History; Freemasonry; Secret Combinations
ID = [66508]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Benbow, Dennis Everett. “Current Book of Mormon Evidence.” Saints’ Herald 72 (16 December 1925): 1335-38.
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Some archaeologists find similarities between ancient American and Egyptian ruins. Both the horse and the camel are believed to have originated in America, fossils of huge elephant-like animals have been found, and white Indians have been located in remote areas of South America.

ID = [79347]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-12-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Bennett, Archibald F. “Dawning Day for the Children of Lehi: No Longer a Vanishing Race.” Deseret News Church Section (25 March, 1 April 1935): 6, 8.
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A two-part article that states that there were approximately 1,150,000 descendants of Lehi in Mexico when the Europeans arrived. Intermarriages took place between the two groups and as a result many Americans now have Lamanite blood. Argues that thousands of Church members are descendants of Lehi, showing that Lehi’s promises are being fulfilled.

ID = [79354]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1935-03-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Bennett, Archibald F. “For a Wise Purpose.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 100, no. 13 (31 March 1938): 194-96, 203.
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Stresses that keeping genealogical records by all branches of the House of Israel is of great import. Outlines the sequence of prophets who prepared the sacred record that we have as the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81296]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1938-03-31  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
Bennett, Archibald F. “Nine Generations of Spiritual Leaders.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Significant Articles from the Pages of the Improvement Era, eds. Doyle L. Green, and Marba C. Josephson, 99-113. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1959.
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Identifies a number of well-known Book of Mormon spiritual leaders, many of whom consisted of fathers and their sons (i.e., Alma/Alma the Younger, Mormon/Moroni).

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [81037]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1959-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Bennett, Archibald F. “Nine Generations of Spiritual Leaders 1–2.” Improvement Era 48, no. 3 (1945): 144, 160.
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This series identifies a number of well-known Book of Mormon spiritual leaders, many of whom consisted of fathers and their sons (i.e., Alma/Alma the Younger, Mormon/Moroni). The first part covers Alma the Elder and Alma the Younger.

Keywords: Alma the Elder, Alma the Younger, Prophet
ID = [76822]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1945-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Bennett, Archibald F. “Nine Generations of Spiritual Leaders 3–4.” Improvement Era 48, no. 4 (1945): 200.
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This series identifies a number of well-known Book of Mormon spiritual leaders, many of whom consisted of fathers and their sons (i.e., Alma/Alma the Younger, Mormon/Moroni). The second part covers Helaman the son of Alma and Helaman the son of Helaman.

Keywords: Helaman (Son of Alma the Younger), Helaman (Son of Helaman), Prophet
ID = [77156]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1945-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Bennett, Archibald F. “Nine Generations of Spiritual Leaders 5–6.” Improvement Era 48, no. 5 (1945): 284, 286.
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This series identifies a number of well-known Book of Mormon spiritual leaders, many of whom consisted of fathers and their sons (i.e., Alma/Alma the Younger, Mormon/Moroni). The third part covers Nephi the son of Helaman and Nephi the son of Nephi.

Keywords: Nephi (Son of Helaman), Nephi the Disciple (Son of Nephi), Prophet
ID = [76799]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1945-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Bennett, Archibald F. “Nine Generations of Spiritual Leaders 7–9.” Improvement Era 48, no. 6 (1945): 352.
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This series identifies a number of well-known Book of Mormon spiritual leaders, many of whom consisted of fathers and their sons (i.e., Alma/Alma the Younger, Mormon/Moroni). The fourth part covers Nephi the son of Nephi, Amos the son of Nephi, and Amos and Ammaron the sons of Amos the Elder.

Keywords: Ammaron (Brother of Amos), Amos (Son of Amos), Amos (Son of Nephi), Nephi (Son of Nephi the Disciple), Prophet
ID = [76732]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1945-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Raish, Martin H., and C. Gary Bennett. “A Reader’s Library.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Two critics evaluate the book By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion. Raish opines that Givens’s book effectively explains why a person might accept the Book of Mormon and facilitates a reader’s desire to better understand the Book of Mormon. Bennett adds that Givens approaches his discussion of the Book of Mormon as a scholar, resulting in a more accepting readership. Givens also studies the Book of Mormon with respect to its role in promoting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a worldwide religion.

ID = [3093]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 16312  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Bennett, Jim. “‘Somebody Wrote It:’ The Book of Mormon’s Missionary Message to a 21st-Century World.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 265-278.
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Abstract: Nathan Oman’s “Welding Another Link in Wonder’s Chain: The Task of Latter-day Saint Intellectuals in the Church’s Third Century” wisely called for “new language in which to celebrate the Restoration.” That new language can be found in understanding the power of the Book of Mormon, which is the tangible miracle at the heart of the Restoration that defies the critics. My father, Senator Robert F. Bennett, devoted his final years to arguing that the Book of Mormon’s existence is a stumbling block to those who try to dismiss it as an obvious fraud. Those who scoff at the Book of Mormon have yet to come up with a plausible secular account of its existence, and this allows the Book of Mormon to endure as the centerpiece of our missionary efforts. But rather than simply use the Book of Mormon to attempt to answer questions people are no longer asking, we need to create a missionary message that uses this sacred scripture to connect people, directly and personally, to Jesus Christ.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
ID = [3555]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 32294  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Bennett, Joshua M. The Gospel of the Great Spirit. Salt Lake City: Morning Star, 1990.
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The sacred stories of the Indians from North, Central, and South America have many affinities and parallels with the stories featured in the Bible and Book of Mormon.

ID = [78506]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Bennett, Michael J. “The Book of Mormon and a World of Changing Beliefs.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 112, no. 4 (April 1950): 108-9.
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In an unbelieving world it is easier to prove a man to be a fraud than a prophet. The proof of a prophet lies in the witness of the Holy Ghost. The witness of the Spirit is more important than external evidences. The enlightened nature of the Book of Mormon startled the Christian world of the nineteenth century by answering numerous concerns. During the century that followed, religions modified their perspectives because of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81309]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-04-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
Bennett, Richard E. “‘How Long, Oh Lord, How Long?’ James E. Talmage and the Great War.” Religious Educator Vol. 3 no. 1 (2002).
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
RSC Topics > D — F > Death
RSC Topics > L — P > Peace
RSC Topics > T — Z > War
ID = [38084]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 41236  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:10
Bennett, Richard E. “Martin Harris’s 1828 Visit to Luther Bradish, Charles Anthon, and Samuel Mitchill.” In The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, eds. Dennis L. Largey, Andrew H. Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
ID = [34709]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 32863  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:57
Bennett, Richard E. “‘A Nation Now Extinct,’ American Indian Origin Theories as of 1820: Samuel L. Mitchill, Martin Harris, and the New York Theory.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 2 (2011): 30-51.
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This paper probes the theories of the origin of the American Indian up to the time of the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. It covers some three hundred years of development, looking at many different theories, including the predominant theory of the lost tribes of Israel, which was in decline among most leading scientific observers in the early nineteenth century. The paper covers new ground in showing that Professor Samuel L. Mitchill, formerly of Columbia College, had concluded that two main groups of people once dominated the Americas—the Tartars of northern Asia and the Australasians of the Polynesian islands. Furthermore, they fought one another for many years, culminating in great battles of extermination in what later became upstate New York. This New York theory has much in common with the Book of Mormon. While visiting Professor Charles Anthon in New York in 1828, Martin Harris also met with Mitchill, an encounter that lent support to Harris’s work on the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: 19th Century Native American Origin Theories; Anthon; Book of Mormon Geography; Charles; Early Church History; Harris; Lost Ten Tribes; Martin; Mitchill; Native Americans; New York Theory; Samuel L.
ID = [3267]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 81695  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Livingstone, John P., and Richard E. Bennett. “‘Remember the New Covenant, Even the Book of Mormon’ (D&C 84:57).” In Go Ye into All the World, eds. Reid L. Neilson and Fred E. Woods. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2012.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
ID = [34919]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 32533  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Bennett, William A. “Some Traditions of the American Indians.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 68, no. 32 (9 August 1906): 510-11.
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Compares Apache Indian traditions to the Three Nephites of the Book of Mormon (3 Nephi 28). Apache Indians celebrate a rite that appears to recall the power and ministerial actions of the Three Nephites. Further, Apache Indians do not eat pork, a practice that may have been handed down to them from Lehi who carried the law of Moses to the American continent.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [81328]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1906-08-09  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
Bennett, William S. “My Struggle With the Book of Mormon.” Restoration Witness (May 1973): 4-6.
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Recalls accepting the Book of Mormon in six stages—he first ignored the book, then opposed it, then tolerated it, followed by convicting it, and finally accepting it and using it as a “sword of the spirit” Bears testimony of the spiritual nature of the book.

ID = [79861]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1973-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Bennion, Adam S. “We May Find Joy in Master’s Service.” Church News 31 (18 February 1961): 16.
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The Book of Mormon shows that we need to “center our thinking in the joys of living the gospel,” of service, and of living in the world.

ID = [80787]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1961-02-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Bennion, Francine R. “Encounter in Ammonihah.” Ensign, April 1977.
ID = [43604]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 16142  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:32
Bennion, Heber. Gospel Problems. Dugway, UT: Pioneer, 1920.
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Sets forth several questions regarding doctrines of the LDS faith. Pages 8-22 pertain to the Book of Mormon. Questions the correctness of the translation of the Book of Mormon and the validity of some of the prophecies in the Book of Mormon and then invites Church members to study and pray to find the answers to the questions proposed.

ID = [77829]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1920-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Bennion, John. “Popular and Literary Mormon Novels: Can Weyland and Whipple Dance Together in the House of Fiction?” BYU Studies 37, no. 1 (1997): 159.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [11912]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 53424  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:20
Bennion, John W. “Book of Mormon Perspectives on Prosperity.” Improvement Era 73, no. 5 (1970): 14-15, 17.
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Points out that “prosperity can become a curse and lead to moral and spiritual decay.” Several scriptures are quoted and discussed to help teach the correct use of material wealth. “Prosperity in and of itself does not improve a man’s character.”

Keywords: Pride, Prosperity, Wealth
ID = [76972]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1970-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Bennion, Kenneth S. “What Plates Came from Cumorah?” Instructor 89 (January 1954): 64-65.
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Provides a description of the various sets of plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated and includes a serviceable diagram of the plates.

ID = [80795]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1954-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Bennion, Lowell L. The Book of Mormon: A Guide to Christian Living. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1985.
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Encourages students of the Book of Mormon to earnestly “look for religious ideas and feelings” in the Book of Mormon. Author’s book is divided into three parts—”Wisdom in Everyday Living,” “Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel,” and “Some Universal Concepts”

ID = [78417]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Bennion, Lowell L. The Church of Jesus Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union, 1941.
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A series of Sunday School lessons that presents a history of the Church of Jesus Christ and recalls the story of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is a new revelation and the events that brought about the Book of Mormon were foretold in the book itself.

ID = [78455]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1941-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Bennion, Mark D. “Lehi’s Dream.” BYU Studies 41, no. 4 (2002): 64.
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Poetry. No abstract available.

Keywords: Dream; Lehi (Prophet); Poetry; Vision
ID = [11573]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 1095  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:18
Bennion, Milton Lynn, and J. A. Washburn. Our Standard Works. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union, 1946.
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Chapters 15-28 deal with the Book of Mormon. Explains why the Book of Mormon is needed, describes the history of its peoples, relates its coming forth and translation, and discusses its message of the divinity of Christ.

ID = [78125]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1946-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Cardon, Joseph E., and Samuel O. Bennion, eds. Testimonies of the Divinity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Its Leaders. Independence, MO: Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1930.
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Contains testimonies of leaders of the LDS church concerning the Book of Mormon as well as other topics. Included are Joseph Smith and his family members and close associates, the witnesses to the Book of Mormon, and those involved in the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78315]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1930-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Bennion, Samuel O. “Untitled talk.” Deseret News (6 April 1918): 42-45.
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Testifies of the promise to receive a testimony of the Book of Mormon by praying as Moroni 10:2-5 exhorts and encourages the Latter-day Saints to read the Book of Mormon regularly.

ID = [80765]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1918-04-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Bennion, Steven D. “Reading The Book Of Mormon.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, January 9, 1996.
ID = [73875]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-09  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:31
Benson, Alvin K. “Geological Upheaval and Darkness in 3 Nephi 8–10.” In The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9–30, This Is My Gospel, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Adversity
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [36736]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 27007  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:58
Benson, Alvin K. “Some Key Ingredients for Finding and Understanding the Truth in Science and Religion.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 341–53. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Learning
ID = [36884]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 23417  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Benson, Ezra Taft. “America: Land of the Blessed.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1948.
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This article discusses how Book of Mormon prophets proclaimed the Lord’s intent to protect the blessed land of America. The brother of Jared, Nephi, Joseph Smith, and others spoke concerning America’s great destiny. Man-made governments often threaten the foundation of liberty. Though the Constitution will “hang by a thread,” the promise guarantees that the thread will not break.

Keywords: America; Promised Land; U.S. Constitution; United States
ID = [26624]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1948-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 13618  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:56:39
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The American Heritage of Freedom—A Plan of God.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1961.
ID = [27454]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1961-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 26556  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:56:46
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Be Not Deceived.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1963.
ID = [27575]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1963-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 18030  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:56:47
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Beware of Pride.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1989.
ID = [16159]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1989-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 12340  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:00
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Beware of Pride.” Ensign, May 1989.
ID = [49024]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 14414  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:43
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1987.
ID = [15879]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1987-04-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,general-conference  Size: 13456  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:59
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants.” Ensign, May 1987.
ID = [48103]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-05-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,ensign  Size: 13285  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:36
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon Brings Abundance.” Ensign, July 2018.
ID = [62463]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2018-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2058  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:49
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon Is the Word of God.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1975.
ID = [13481]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1975-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 13132  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:26
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon Is the Word of God.” Ensign, May 1975.
ID = [42697]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13003  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:24
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon Is the Word of God.” Ensign, January 1988.
ID = [48395]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13523  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:38
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon Warns America.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, May 21, 1968.
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Keywords: America; Book of Mormon
ID = [68284]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1968-05-21  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon—Keystone of Our Religion.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1986.
ID = [15757]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1986-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 16351  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:59
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon—Keystone of Our Religion.” Ensign, November 1986.
ID = [47828]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 16225  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:34
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon—Keystone of Our Religion.” Ensign, October 2011.
ID = [59437]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2011-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 16257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:41
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Born of God.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1985.
ID = [15630]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1985-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 8754  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:58
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Born of God.” Ensign, November 1985.
ID = [47329]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8616  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:30
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Born of God.” Ensign, July 1989.
ID = [49116]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9638  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:44
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Civic Standards for the Faithful Saints.” Ensign, July 1972.
ID = [41315]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1972-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 15443  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:11
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Cleansing the Inner Vessel.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1986.
ID = [15701]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1986-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 12624  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:59
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Cleansing the Inner Vessel.” Ensign, May 1986.
ID = [47567]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12507  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:32
Benson, Ezra Taft. “‘Come unto Christ’” Ensign, November 1987.
ID = [48334]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10350  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:38
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Communist Threat to the Americas.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1960.
ID = [27400]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1960-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 18670  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:56:46
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Doctrine and Covenants is ‘Capstone’” Church News 59 (7 January 1989): 3.
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The Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants are bound together. One testifies of the other. In this way the Doctrine and Covenants is the capstone and the Book of Mormon is the keystone.

ID = [79381]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1989-01-07  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1988.
ID = [16044]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 8641  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:00
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, November 1988.
ID = [48792]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8536  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:41
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon.” Friend 19 (August 1989): inside front cover.
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A message to the children of the Church. Commends faithful members who read the Book of Mormon and take its message into all the world.

ID = [79453]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Gift of Modern Revelation.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1986.
ID = [15813]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1986-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 10606  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:59
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Gift of Modern Revelation.” Ensign, November 1986.
ID = [47856]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10522  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:34
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Godly Characteristics of the Master.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1986.
ID = [15791]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1986-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 18425  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:59
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Godly Characteristics of the Master.” Ensign, November 1986.
ID = [47845]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 18248  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:34
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Gospel Classics: Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, October 2005.
ID = [56663]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2005-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:21
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Gospel Classics: The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants.” Ensign, January 2005.
ID = [56328]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,ensign  Size: 12995  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:18
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Greatest Book in the World.” Church News 58 (2 January 1988): 3, 5.
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The Book of Mormon is the greatest book in the world, it therefore must be re-enthroned and honored. The Prophet Joseph Smith described it as the keystone of the LDS religion.

ID = [80478]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Benson, Ezra Taft. “In His Steps.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1966.
ID = [27772]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1966-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 15907  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:56:50
Benson, Ezra Taft. “In His Steps.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, March 4, 1979.
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We follow a perfect leader—not just one who tells us to do what he thinks we should do, but the only one who can say that we should be as He is in everything. In the Book of Mormon, the Lord asked the question, “What manner of men ought ye to be?” And then He answered by saying, “Verily I say unto you, even as I am.”

Keywords: Jesus Christ; Self-Improvement; Podcast: Classic Speeches; Podcast: Come; Follow Me
ID = [68558]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1979-03-04  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:21
Benson, Ezra Taft. “In His Steps.” Ensign, September 1988.
ID = [48716]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 15067  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:41
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Jesus Christ—Gifts and Expectations.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, December 10, 1974.
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Keywords: Jesus Christ
ID = [68405]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1974-12-10  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:19
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Joy in Christ.” Ensign, March 1986.
ID = [47478]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11137  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:31
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Keys to Successful Member-Missionary Work.” Ensign, September 1990.
ID = [49670]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 17418  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:48
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Keystone of Our Religion.” Ensign, January 1992.
ID = [50331]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 14074  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:54
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Lord’s Base of Operations.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1962.
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This article claims that the Book of Mormon testifies of the great mission of America, and that America is a beacon of liberty to all the world. It is the Lord’s base of operations. The author states that Church members must protect it from its greatest threat—moral decay from within—and we “must return to a love and respect for the basic spiritual concepts upon which this nation has been established.

Keywords: America; Morality; Promised Land; U.S. Constitution; United States
ID = [27497]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1962-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 12910  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:56:46
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A Mighty Change of Heart.” Ensign, October 1989.
ID = [49226]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13000  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:45
Benson, Ezra Taft, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Thomas S. Monson. “Modern-Language Editions of the Book of Mormon Discouraged.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 1-2.
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In this statement, the First Presidency requests that the Book of Mormon not be rewritten into familiar or modern English because of “risks that this process may introduce doctrinal errors or obscure evidence of its ancient origin.”

Keywords: Formatting; Modern-Language Edition
ID = [195]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 3588  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A New Witness for Christ.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1984.
ID = [15417]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1984-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 9841  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:58
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A New Witness for Christ.” Ensign, November 1984.
ID = [46862]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9718  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:27
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Of the Most Worth.” New Era 19, no. 6 (1989): 4-7.
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Declares the Book of Mormon to be a missionary tool of greatest value. Coupled with the Spirit, the Book of Mormon will do more to bring the souls of men to the Lord than anything else. It is the great standard of the Church.

Keywords: Missionary Work
ID = [76608]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Of the Most Worth.” New Era 19 (June 1989): 4-7.
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Declares the Book of Mormon to be a missionary tool of greatest value. Coupled with the Spirit, the Book of Mormon will do more to bring the souls of men to the Lord than anything else. It is the great standard of the Church.

ID = [79926]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Power of the Word.” Ensign, May 1986.
ID = [47594]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 14024  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:32
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Pray Always.” Ensign, February 1990.
ID = [49390]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10982  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:46
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Savior’s Visit to America.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1987.
ID = [15823]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1987-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 14297  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:59
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Savior’s Visit to America.” Ensign, May 1987.
ID = [48075]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 14102  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:36
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Scriptures Have the Answers: Make Book of Mormon Study Life Long Pursuit.” Church News 56 (13 April 1986): 5, 23.
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Excerpts from address given by President Benson emphasizing need to study the Book of Mormon throughout one’s life. The Book of Mormon brings men to Christ and confounds/exposes the enemies of Christ. The only issue to be resolved in gaining a testimony is whether or not the Book of Mormon is true, since all else hinges on that knowledge.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [80633]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-04-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Benson, Ezra Taft. “To the Children of the Church.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1989.
ID = [16256]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1989-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 4735  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:00
Benson, Ezra Taft. “To the Children of the Church.” Ensign, May 1989.
ID = [49053]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10180  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:43
Benson, Ezra Taft. “To the Young Women of the Church.” Delivered at the General Women’s Meeting of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1986.
ID = [15815]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1986-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 18639  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:59
Benson, Ezra Taft. “To the Young Women of the Church.” Ensign, November 1986.
ID = [47857]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 18420  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:34
Benson, Ezra Taft. “To the ‘Youth of the Noble Birthright’” Ensign, May 1986.
ID = [47582]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 16076  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:32
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Trust Not the Arm of Flesh.” Improvement Era 70, no. 12 (1967): 55-58.
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This article says that the precepts of men are in conflict with the principles of God. Those who choose to follow the revelations of God are not deceived (2 Nephi 4:34; 28:14). The Lord does not give reasons for every commandment, some things need to be taken on faith. Only by loving God first can we best love and serve our fellowmen.

Keywords: Commandments, Continuing Revelation, Personal Revelation, Precepts, Revelation
ID = [76753]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1967-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A Witness and a Warning.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1979.
ID = [14313]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1979-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 13420  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:29
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A Witness and a Warning.” Ensign, November 1979.
ID = [44711]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1979-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13306  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:41
Benson, Ezra Taft. A Witness and a Warning: A Modern-day Prophet Testifies of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
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Defines the many purposes of the Book of Mormon and the method by which one may come closer to Christ. This book represents the testimony and attitude of the Prophet and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, concerning the value of the Book of Mormon to men and women living in modern times. The book contains both a warning and a divine promise dependant upon the use of the Book of Mormon. This work is reviewed in W.152.

ID = [77473]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Worthy Fathers, Worthy Sons.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1985.
ID = [15655]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1985-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 8457  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:58
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Worthy Fathers, Worthy Sons.” Ensign, November 1985.
ID = [47340]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8382  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:31
Boegh, Ben, and Jonathan P. Benson. “Letters.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 20 no. 2 (2011).
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Letters praising the Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture and responding to articles published therein.

ID = [3264]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 4586  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Benson, Reed A. “Sword of Laban.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Sword of Laban, Weaponry – Sword