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G. “Old Bottles and Elephants.” Juvenile Instructor 16, no. 7 (1881): 82.
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Discusses earthenware manufacture in antiquity. Points out that some bottles and pottery vessels dug up on the American continent resemble elephants. Also mentions that the discovery of elephant bones in the United States tend to prove the truth of the Jaredite record.

Keywords: Ancient America, Archaeology, Elephants, Jaredite
ID = [75928]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
G. “Old Bottles and Elephants.” Juvenile Instructor 16, no. 7 (1881): 82.
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Discusses earthenware manufacture in antiquity. Points out that some bottles and pottery vessels dug up on the American continent resemble elephants. Also mentions that the discovery of elephant bones in the United States tend to prove the truth of the Jaredite record.

Keywords: Ancient America, Archaeology, Elephants, Jaredite
ID = [76553]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
G. “Old Bottles and Elephants.” Juvenile Instructor 16 (1 April 1881): 82.
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Discusses earthenware manufacture in antiquity. Points out that some bottles and pottery vessels dug up on the American continent resemble elephants. Also mentions that the discovery of elephant bones in the United States tend to prove the truth of the Jaredite record.

ID = [79929]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
G., L. A. “Prehistoric People.” Saints’ Herald 51 (16 November 1904): 106-7.
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Quoting a clipping from the Denver Post written by Doctor Baum who had conducted expeditions in the southwestern United States, the author wonders why the archaeologists do not read the Book of Mormon to find answers to their questions about ancient inhabitants of America.

ID = [79987]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1904-11-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Abinadi.” Children’s Friend 61 (September 1962): 44-45.
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A children’s story of Abinadi preaching to King Noah.

ID = [78952]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Alma.” Children’s Friend 61 (October 1962): 12-13.
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A children’s story of how Alma believed Abinadi and then organized the Church of Christ after preaching in secret to the people.

ID = [78966]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Alma, the Younger.” Children’s Friend 61 (December 1962): 18-19.
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A children’s story of the angel that appeared to Alma the Younger and the four sons of Mosiah and how they were converted by this experience.

ID = [78970]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Ammon.” Children’s Friend 62 (February 1963): 18-19.
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A children’s story of Ammon teaching among the Lamanites.

ID = [78982]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Amulek.” Children’s Friend 62 (January 1963): 18-19.
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A children’s story of Amulek.

ID = [78989]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Circle of Fire.” Children’s Friend 62 (August 1963): 16-17.
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A children’s story of Nephi and Lehi and the miracles that took place inside the Lamanite prison.

ID = [79307]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:48
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Circle of Fire.” Friend 7 (January 1977): 28-29.
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A children’s story of Nephi and Lehi who were protected by a circle of fire in a Lamanite prison and converted all the Lamanites who were present.

ID = [79306]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:48
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Famine in the Land.” Children’s Friend 62 (October 1963): 6-7.
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A children’s story of how Nephi asked God to smite the earth with a famine instead of having the people destroyed by the sword so that the people might repent.

ID = [79445]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Gideon.” Children’s Friend 61 (November 1962): 12-13.
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A story for children about Gideon who came up with a plan for King Limhi and his people to escape from the bondage of the Lamanites.

ID = [79480]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Helaman and the Two Thousand.” Children’s Friend 62 (July 1963): 16-17.
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A children’s story of Helaman and the two thousand stripling warriors.

ID = [79518]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. Heroes of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1975.
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The author rewrites, on a child’s level, topics such as Lehi’s vision and journey into the wilderness, Nephi and the brass plates, Nephi building a ship, the faith of Jacob, Abinadi, Alma, Amulek, Ammon, the Anti-Nephi-Lehies, Helaman, Samuel the Lamanite, the brother of Jared, and Moroni hiding the brass plates.

ID = [77849]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Jacob.” Children’s Friend 61 (August 1962): 34-35.
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A children’s story of Jacob from the time he was born in the wilderness to his meeting with Sherem, the anti-Christ.

ID = [79623]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Lehi.” Children’s Friend 61 (April 1962): 10-11.
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A story for children of Lehi leaving Jerusalem for the promised land.

ID = [79691]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Mormon.” Children’s Friend 61 (January 1962): 32-34.
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A children’s story of Mormon up to the time he received the plates.

ID = [79792]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Moroni.” Children’s Friend 61 (February 1962): 16-17.
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A story for children about Moroni.

ID = [79841]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “The Murder of the Chief Judge.” Children’s Friend 62 (September 1963): 20-21.
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A children’s story of Nephi prophesying of the murder of the chief judge. Many people thought Nephi was guilty, but Nephi shows that the chief judge’s brother, Seantum, actually did it.

ID = [80569]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Nephi and the Bow.” Children’s Friend 61 (June 1962): 14-16.
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A children’s story of Nephi making a new bow to feed his family while they were in the wilderness.

ID = [79873]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Nephi Builds a Ship.” Children’s Friend 61 (July 1962): 44-45.
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A children’s story of Nephi building a ship to travel to the promised land.

ID = [79875]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Nephi, Son of Nephi.” Children’s Friend 63 (December 1963): 22-23.
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A story for children. Nephi mourned for his people because of their wickedness and the Lord comforted him. Nephi saw the signs and wonders of Christ being born in Jerusalem.

ID = [79881]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “The Nephite Maiden.” Children’s Friend 62 (May 1963): 22-23.
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A children’s story of a maid servant of Morianton who warned Moroni of Morianton’s plans, which in turn allowed Moroni to stop the people of Morianton.

ID = [80574]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Nephi—The Plates of Brass.” Children’s Friend 61 (May 1962): 34-36.
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A children’s story of Nephi getting the plates of brass from Laban.

ID = [79892]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “One Thousand and Five.” Children’s Friend 62 (March 1963): 16-17.
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A story for children about the Anti-Nephi-Lehies and the 1005 that were killed by the Lamanites after they had taken an oath not to take up weapons against their brethren.

ID = [79940]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Samuel, the Lamanite.” Children’s Friend 62 (November 1963): 10-11.
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A children’s story of Samuel the Lamanite.

ID = [80138]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “The Three Generals.” Children’s Friend 62 (June 1963): 10-11.
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A story for children about three Nephite generals—Moroni, Teancum, and Lehi—during a war with the Lamanites.

ID = [80672]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “The Un-named Soldier.” Children’s Friend 62 (April 1963): 16-17.
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A story for children. One of Moroni’s soldiers, during a war with the Lamanites, smote and raised Zerahemnah’s scalp up with his sword, which led to a covenant of peace.

ID = [80694]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Gaer, Joseph. The Legend of the Wandering Jew. New York: Mentor, 1961.
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Chapter 12 discusses the tradition of “the wandering Jew among the Mormons,” wherein the author cites examples of Mormons seeing one of the Three Nephites or the wandering Jew.

ID = [78543]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1961-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Galbraith, Madelyn. There is a Book. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1971.
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A novel about an Indian’s search for his identity and his encounter with the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78706]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Galbraith, Madelyn. Village in the Sun. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1975.
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A novel set in Mexico, detailing the main character’s discovery of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78752]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Galbreath, J. J. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 37, no. 3 (1934): 139.
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This article is a brief testimony of the truthfulness and value of the Book of Mormon, written by a man who is part Scottish and part Blackfoot Indian.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Native Americans, Testimony
ID = [76883]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1934-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Gallenkamp, Charles. “Review of The Complex ‘Tree-of-Life’ Carving on Izapa Stella 5: A Reanalysis and Partial Interpretation, by M. Wells Jakeman.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 70 (24 February 1961): 73.2.
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Book review.

ID = [80114]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1961-02-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
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
Gannaway, Trish. “To What Are You Tethered?” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, January 31, 2017.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [72844]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2017-01-31  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:23
Gardner, Barbara Morgan. “A Century of LDS Church Schools in Mexico Influenced by Lamanite Identity.” In The Worldwide Church, eds. Michael A. Goodman and Mauro Properzi. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
ID = [34652]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-church-history,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:59:48
Gardner, Brant A. “Anachronisms in the Book of Mormon.” In A Reason for Faith, ed. Laura H. Hales. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
ID = [34622]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 11:47:27
Gardner, Brant A. “Another Suggestion for Reading 1 Nephi 1: 1-3.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 18, 2014.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [4828]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-01-18  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 7951  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:04
Gardner, Brant A. “Beauty Way More Than Skin Deep.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 20 (2016): 345-347.
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Review of Royal Skousen, Robin Scott Jensen, eds., The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations Volume 3, Part 1: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon 1 Nephi–Alma 35 (Salt Lake City: The Church Historian’s Press, 2015). pp 575. $89.99.
Abstract: All of the volumes in the Joseph Smith Papers series are beautifully presented, with important photographic and excellent typographic versions of the texts. This volume continues by providing this treatment for the Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [3754]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 4826  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:59
Gardner, Brant A. “The Book of Mormon as a Seer Stone: Having Faith In and Through the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
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Keywords: Faith; Revelation; Seer stone
ID = [32612]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:47
Gardner, Brant A. “The Book with the Unintentionally Self-Referential Title.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 12 (2014): 1-32.
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Review of Earl M. Wunderli, An Imperfect Book: What the Book of Mormon Tells Us about Itself (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2013), 328pp + Appendices, Maps, and Index.
Earl M. Wunderli has written a book that works through the reasons he fell out of belief in the Book of Mormon. These are combined with issues that he has added to his original reasons. His presentation is clearly intended to suggest that what he found compelling will also be compelling to other readers. Should it? This review looks at how his arguments are constructed: his methodology, the logic of the analysis, and the way he uses his sources. Although he argues that it is the Book of Mormon that is the imperfect book, his construction of the arguments makes that designation ironic.

ID = [4274]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 63372  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:00
Gardner, Brant A. “The Case for Historicity: Discerning the Book of Mormon’s Production Culture.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Historicity
ID = [32406]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 48668  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
Gardner, Brant A. “Confusion of Tongues and a Map.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): Article 5.
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Review of Robert A. Pate. Mapping the Book of Mormon: A Comprehensive Geography of Nephite America.

ID = [441]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 20585  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Wright, Mark Alan, and Brant A. Gardner. “The Cultural Context of Nephite Apostasy.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 1 (2012): 25-55.
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Abstract: Nephite apostates turned away from true worship in consistent and predictable ways throughout the Book of Mormon. Their beliefs and practices may have been the result of influence from the larger socioreligious context in which the Nephites lived. A Mesoamerican setting provides a plausible cultural background that explains why Nephite apostasy took the particular form it did and may help us gain a deeper understanding of some specific references that Nephite prophets used when combating that apostasy. We propose that apostate Nephite religion resulted from the syncretization of certain beliefs and practices from normative Nephite religion with those attested in ancient Mesoamerica. We suggest that orthodox Nephite expectations of the “heavenly king” were supplanted by the more present and tangible “divine king.”.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [4390]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 61638  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:01
Gardner, Brant A. “Defenders of the Book: Surveying the New World Evidence for Book of Mormon Historicity.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32432]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
Gardner, Brant A. “The Expanse of Joseph Smith’s Translation Vision.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 321-324.
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Review of Samuel Morris Brown, Joseph Smith’s Translation: The Words and Worlds of Early Mormonism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). 314 pages. $34.95 (hardback).
Abstract: Samuel M. Brown opens up a new and expansive view of Joseph Smith as a religious thinker. Written for an academic audience, Brown is intentionally dealing with what can be seen and understood about Joseph Smith’s various translations, a term that Brown uses not only for texts, but for concepts of bringing the world of the divine into contact with the human domain. This is a history of the interaction of a person and the world of his thought, from the first text (the Book of Mormon) to the last, which Brown considers to be the temple rites.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
ID = [3489]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 6616  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Gardner, Brant A. “An Exploration in Critical Methodology: Critiquing a Critique.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): 173-223.
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Review of Earl M. Wunderli. “Critique of a Limited Geography for Book of Mormon Events.” Dialogue 35/3 (2002): 161–97.

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography - Hemispheric; Book of Mormon Geography - Limited Geography; Mesoamerica; Methodology
ID = [487]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 111185  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Gardner, Brant A. “From the East to the West: The Problem of Directions in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32509]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 57350  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:47
Gardner, Brant A. “From the East to the West: The Problem of Directions in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 3 (2013): 119-153.
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Abstract: The 1985 publication of John L. Sorenson’s An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon presented the best argument for a New World location for the Book of Mormon. For all of its strengths, however, one aspect of the model has remained perplexing. It appeared that in order to accept that correlation one must accept that the Nephites rotated north to what we typically understand as northwest. The internal connections between text and geography were tighter than any previous correlation, and the connections between that particular geography and the history of the peoples who lived in that place during Book of Mormon times was also impressive. There was just that little problem of north not being north. This paper reexamines the Book of Mormon directional terms and interprets them against the cultural system that was prevalent in the area defined by Sorenson’s geographical correlation. The result is a way to understand Book of Mormon directions without requiring any skewing of magnetic north.

ID = [4373]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64265  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:00
Gardner, Brant A. “The Gadianton Robbers in Mormon’s Theological History: Their Structural Role and Plausible Identification.” Paper presented at the 2002 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2002.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Gadianton Robbers; Oaths; Secret Combinations
ID = [32377]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2002-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 44724  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
Gardner, Brant A. “The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Joseph; Jr.; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Smith
ID = [32491]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 32244  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
Gardner, Brant A. “Giving the Book of Ether its Proper Due.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 45 (2021): 53-60.
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Review of Daniel L. Belnap, ed., Illuminating the Jaredite Records (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University / Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2020). 320 pages. Hardback, $27.95.
Abstract: Illuminating the Jaredite Record collects ten papers by different Book of Mormon scholars. This is the second publication from the Book of Mormon Academy at Brigham Young University, a collection of scholars interested in the Book of Mormon. As with the first volume, the authors approach the text from different perspectives and thereby illuminate different aspects of the text.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3397]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 15235  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:56
Gardner, Brant A. “History and Historicity in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Historicity
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Gardner, Brant A., and Mark Alan Wright. “John L. Sorenson’s Complete Legacy: Reviewing Mormon’s Codex.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 14 (2015): 209-221.
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Mormon’s Codex: An Ancient American Book is unquestionably a monument to an impressive career defending, defining, and explaining the Book of Mormon. John L. Sorenson has been for the New World setting of the Book of Mormon what Hugh Nibley was for the Old World setting. From his earliest 1952 publications using anthropology and geography to defend the Book of Mormon to the 2013 publication of Mormon’s Codex, Sorenson has been the dominant force in shaping scholarly discussions about the Book of Mormon in its New World setting. With an impressive 714 pages of text with footnotes, Mormon’s Codex is physically an appropriate capstone to his long publishing career.

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Gardner, Brant A. “Joseph the Seer—or Why Did He Translate With a Rock in His Hat?” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Joseph; Jr.; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Seer stone; Smith
ID = [32462]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 60518  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 12 & 13.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 221-270.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the fifth installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Writing
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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 14 & 15.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 271-328.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the sixth installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Writing
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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 16 – 18.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 329-366.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the seventh installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 4 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Writing
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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 9 – 11.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 167-220.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the fourth installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Writing
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Gardner, Brant A. “Literacy and Orality in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 9 (2014): 29-85.
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Abstract: The Book of Mormon is a literate product of a literate culture. It references written texts. Nevertheless, behind the obvious literacy, there are clues to a primary orality in Nephite culture. The instances of text creation and most instances of reading texts suggest that documents were written by and for an elite class who were able to read and write. Even among the elite, reading and writing are best seen as a secondary method of communication to be called upon to archive information, to communicate with future readers (who would have been assumed to be elite and therefore able to read), and to communicate when direct oral communication was not possible (letters and the case of Korihor). As we approach the text, we may gain new insights into the art with which it was constructed by examining it as the literate result of a primarily oral culture.

ID = [4305]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64956  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:00
Gardner, Brant A. “A Mesoamerican Context for the Book of Mormon is a Two-edged Sword.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 4, 2013.
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Gardner, Brant A. “Mormon’s Editorial Method and Meta-Message.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): Article 11.
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Gardner examines the timeline and process that Mormon plausibly underwent when he compiled and added to the Book of Mormon. Mormon’s message is the cycle of history—the Messiah will come again.

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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 1.” The Interpreter Foundation website. July 18, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 10.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 20, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 11.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 26, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 12.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 24, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 13.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 1, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 14.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 8, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 15.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 15, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 16.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 12, 2014.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 17.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 15, 2014.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 18.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 17, 2014.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 19:1-21.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 24, 2014.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 2.” The Interpreter Foundation website. July 27, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 3.” The Interpreter Foundation website. August 11, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 4.” The Interpreter Foundation website. August 17, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 5.” The Interpreter Foundation website. August 25, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 6.” The Interpreter Foundation website. September 1, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 7.” The Interpreter Foundation website. September 14, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 8.” The Interpreter Foundation website. September 21, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: 1 Nephi 9.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 5, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “Musings on the Making of Mormon’s Book: Preliminary: Nephi as Author.” The Interpreter Foundation website. July 4, 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [4793]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-07-04  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 5255  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:04
Gardner, Brant A. “Nephi as Scribe.” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): 45-55.
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Nephi was a younger son of a wealthy family. As one who might not inherit his father's business, it is possible that he was trained for another profession. One of the high-status professions open to him would have been a scribe. Beyond the fact that Nephi produced at least three written works (1 Nephi, 2 Nephi, and the nonextant large-plate book of Lehi), there are other evidences in his writing that betray the kind of traning scribes received. His early professional training may have been an important preparation for his later role in establishing his people as a true people of the book.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Metalworking; Nephi; Scribe
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
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Gardner, Brant A. “A New Chronicler in the Old Style.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): 13-22.
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Review of David G. Calderwood. Voices from the Dust: New Insights into Ancient America.

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; South America
ID = [552]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 20641  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Gardner, Brant A. “Oral Creation and the Dictation of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 191-206.
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Review of William L. Davis, Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020). 250 pages with index. $90.00 (hardback), $29.95 (paperback).
Abstract: Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon introduces a new perspective in the examination of the construction of the Book of Mormon. With an important introduction to the elements of early American extemporaneous speaking, Davis applies some of those concepts to the Book of Mormon and suggests that there are elements of the organizational principles of extemporaneous preaching that can be seen in the Book of Mormon. This, therefore, suggests that the Book of Mormon was the result of extensive background work that was presented to the scribe as an extended oral performance.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
ID = [3485]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 39045  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Gardner, Brant A. “The Other Stuff: Reading the Book of Mormon for Cultural Information.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 21-52.
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Review of Nephite culture and Society: Selected Papers (1997), by John L. Sorenson

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Economics; Family; Historicity; Lehi (Prophet); Mesoamerica; Mulekite; Nephite Culture; Others; Politics; Sherem; Warfare
ID = [385]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 70936  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Gardner, Brant A. “Perhaps Close can Count in More than Horseshoes.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 21 (2016): 235-238.
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Review of Gerald E. Smith, Schooling the Prophet: How the Book of Mormon Influenced Joseph Smith and the Early Restoration (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2015). pp 305. $19.95.
Abstract: Schooling the Prophet provides a good survey of many early Latter-day Saint doctrines. It suggests that there is a causal link between the Book of Mormon and those doctrines. Sometimes it makes the case; many times it is close but doesn’t quite support the thesis of the book.

ID = [3736]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 6678  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:59
Gardner, Brant A. “Read This Book: A Review of the Maxwell Institute Study Edition of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 31 (2019): 139-142.
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Abstract: The Maxwell Institute Study Edition of the Book of Mormon is an important tool for personal and class study of the Book of Mormon. Not only does it provide a better reading experience, it has important features that enhance study.
Review of Grant Hardy, ed. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Maxwell Institute Study Edition (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University / Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2018). 648 pp. $35.00 (paperback).

ID = [3592]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 8831  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Gardner, Brant A. “A Real People, Time, and Place: Contextualizing the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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Keywords: Context; Mesoamerica
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Gardner, Brant A. Second Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2007.
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Gardner, Brant A. Second Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Alma. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2007.
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Gardner, Brant A. Second Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Enos - Mosiah. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2007.
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Gardner, Brant A. Second Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon: First Nephi. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2007.
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Gardner, Brant A. Second Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi - Moroni. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2007.
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Gardner, Brant A. Second Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Helaman Through Third Nephi. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2007.
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Gardner, Brant A. Second Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Second Nephi through Jacob. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2007.
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Gardner, Brant A. “A Social History of the Early Nephites.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Nephites
ID = [32367]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2001-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 51015  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
Gardner, Brant A. “A Sympathetic but Flawed Look at Book of Mormon Historicity.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 49 (2021): 1-4.
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Review of Terrence J. O’Leary, Book of Mormon: A History of Real People in Real Places (Pennsauken, NJ: BookBaby, 2020). 274 pages. Softcover, $20.
Abstract: Terrence O’Leary enters the field of books attempting to describe a geographical and cultural background to the Book of Mormon. Placing the action of the text in Mesoamerica, O’Leary explains the Book of Mormon against his understanding of the geography and therefore culture of the Book of Mormon peoples. He begins with the Jaredites, then moves to the Nephites and Mulekites. Along the way, he uses historical data to back up his ideas. While I agree with much of what he has written in principle, his lack of expertise in the cultures of Mesoamerica leads to times when he incorrectly uses some of his sources.

ID = [6494]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 6412  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:48
Gardner, Brant A. “Testing a Methodology: A Malaysian Setting for the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 29, 2013.
ID = [4821]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-12-29  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 34483  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:04
Gardner, Brant A. “This Idea: The ‘This Land?’ Series and the U.S.-Centric Reading of the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): Article 8.
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Review of Edwin G. Goble and Wayne N. May. This Land: Zarahemla and the Nephite Nation. and Review of Wayne N. May. This Land: Only One Cumorah! and Review of Wayne N. May. This Land: They Came from the East.

ID = [608]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 50786  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Gardner, Brant A. Traditions of the Fathers: The Book of Mormon as History. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2015.
ID = [77225]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Gardner, Brant A. “Translating the Book of Mormon.” In A Reason for Faith, ed. Laura H. Hales. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
ID = [34621]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 11:47:27
Gardner, Brant A. “Two Authors: Two Approaches in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015): 254-259.
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Nephi and Mormon, the two writers responsible for the largest amount of text in the Book of Mormon, both similarly used reference material and quotations in their work. Despite that basic similarity, the way each writer used those references and quotations is quite different.

Keywords: Authorship; Intertextuality; Mormon; Nephi; Quotation; Translation
ID = [3334]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 12410  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Gardner, Brant A. “When Hypotheses Collide: Responding to Lyon and Minson’s ‘When Pages Collide’” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 5 (2013): 105-119.
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Abstract: At the end of 2012, Jack M. Lyon and Kent R. Minson published “When Pages Collide: Dissecting the Words of Mormon.” They suggest that there is textual evidence that supports the idea that Words of Mormon 12-18 is the translation of the end of the previous chapter of Mosiah. The rest of the chapter was lost with the 116 pages, but this text remained because it was physically on the next page, which Joseph had kept with him.
In this paper, the textual information is examined to determine if it supports that hypothesis. The conclusion is that while the hypothesis is possible, the evidence is not conclusive. The question remains open and may ultimately depend upon one’s understanding of the translation process much more than the evidence from the manuscripts.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Words of Mormon
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [4351]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 28545  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:00
Gardner, Brant A. “Where Much Is Promised, Less is Given.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): 15-32.
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Review of Diane E. Wirth. Decoding Ancient America: A Guide to the Archaeology of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Art; Book of Mormon Geography; Mesoamerica; Methodology
ID = [592]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 42057  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Gardner, Brant A. “Why Should We Be Concerned with Book of Mormon Geography?” The Interpreter Foundation website. September 28, 2013.
ID = [4806]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-09-28  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 8221  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:04
Gardner, Brant A. “‘With What Measure?’” The FARMS Review 21, no. 2 (2009): Article 8.
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Review of John L. Lunds. Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon: Is This the Place?

ID = [636]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 36546  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Gardner, Brant A. “Witnessing to the New Witness.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 52 (2022): 191-204.
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Review of Robert A. Rees, A New Witness to the World (Salt Lake City: By Common Consent Press, 2020). 244 pages. $9.95 (paperback).
Abstract: Robert A. Rees has written about the Book of Mormon for over sixty years. In this book are collected sixteen essays that all focus on different aspects of the text of the Book of Mormon, and two that provide a personalized interaction. The topics range from the examination of the spiritual biographies of Nephi and Ammon to the issue of automatic writing as a possibility for the dictation of the Book of Mormon to an essay examining the Nephite 200-year peace.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; review; Robert Rees
ID = [12561]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 30061  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:23
Gardner, Cristie B. “Heroes from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1991): 7-14.
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Review of Heroes from the Book of Mormon (1995), by Deseret Book

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Alma the Elder; Alma the Younger; Amulek; Brother of Jared; Captain Moroni; Doctrine; Enos (Son of Jacob); Faith; Jacob (Son of Lehi); King Benjamin; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Samuel the Lamanite; Scripture Study; Seed; Tree of Life; Zeezrom
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [258]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 17176  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Gardner, Kathryn C. “Catching the Vision: Working Together to Create a Millennial Ward.” BYU Studies 35, no. 2 (1995): 200.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [12080]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-05  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 2013  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:21
Gardner, Marvin K. “The Book Seemed to Cry Out to Her.” Ensign, December 1988.
ID = [48846]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6779  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:42
Gardner, Marvin K. “Family Councils: Making Decisions Together.” Ensign, December 1978.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [44324]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:37
Gardner, Marvin K. “Getting—and Keeping—the Family Together.” Ensign, October 1978.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [44236]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13868  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:37
Gardner, Marvin K. “Serving a Mission Together.” Ensign, March 1979.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [44422]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1979-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 23086  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:38
Gardner, Owen I. “2 Sets of Plates Make up the Book of Mormon.” Church News 58 (25 June 1988): 10.
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Instructional aid: chart and explanation of the Book of Mormon’s compilation. Shows who wrote on which plates and how and by whom those plates were subsequently abridged. Gives approximate dates and span of years for each book, and how many chapters and pages they comprise in the current edition of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78845]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-06-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Gardner, Richard D. “Consecration Brings Forth Zion, Not Just Disaster Relief: An Examination of Scholarly and Prophetic Statements on the Law of Consecration.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 26 (2017): 123-226.
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Abstract: Active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints covenant to obey the law of consecration, and although I have long felt we discuss it too little, more Saints seem to be taking notice. Various historical and doctrinal opinions have been expressed on the law and on the “united order,” including some insightful and some unusual opinions by Kent W. Huff in his book Joseph Smith’s United Order.
Using this book along with the contributions of several other scholars and Church leaders as a basis for discussion, I explore the history, meaning, and future of the “united order” as part of the larger law of consecration. Starting as an eleven-man organization in charge of Church business and operating under consecration principles, the united order — actually called the united firm — transformed into the Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to historians, most Church members did not even know of its existence, let alone participate in it. Traditional understanding is that the firm’s consecration model provided the pattern for the Saints to follow. An alternative interpretation, described by Kent Huff, is that the Saints’ only real attempt at a formal consecration effort was for disaster relief. In fact, according to Huff, the Saints in general did not deed their property to the Church as we’ve learned in Church history classes. He further argues that even the former-day Saints in the City of Enoch, the early Christians in Jerusalem, and the Nephites right after Christ’s visit didn’t really have all things in common in the way most of us have imagined. I disagree with this interpretation and provide evidence against it, but I appreciate the historical information and several philosophical insights that Huff provides. Other scholars and historians challenge the widely-held notions that 1) tithing is a lower law, given because the Saints failed to live the full law of consecration, and that 2) a formal form of consecration (the united order) will eventually return. I advocate instead for the traditional understanding of the law of consecration and stewardship as taught by Church leaders, believing it is the path toward both freedom and equality the world is looking for, and I explain why I believe it — or a similar program — will eventually be reinstated.

ID = [3680]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64713  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:58
Garn, Daryl H. “Preparing for Missionary Service.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2003.
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How important it is for fathers and sons to work together on the basics in preparing for a mission.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [19509]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2003-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 7821  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:10
Garn, Stacy D. “Sacred Book Saved: Faithful Indian Convert Bears Humble Testimony.” Church News 30 (4 June 1960): 16.
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When an Indian’s house burned down and only the Book of Mormon was spared, she bears testimony of the Book of Mormon. “This book has gone through fire for me…Now I am willing to go through fire for it”

ID = [80132]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1960-06-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Garner, Christopher B. “Finding the Real Joy of Christmas through the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, December 2020.
ID = [63728]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3893  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:57
Garr, Arnold K. “Columbus: Fulfillment of Book of Mormon Prophecy.” In Christopher Columbus: A Latter-day Saint Perspective. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36815]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 8097  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Whittaker, David J., and Arnold K. Garr, eds. A Firm Foundation: Church Organization and Administration. Proceedings of The 2010 BYU Church History Symposium. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
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The 2010 BYU Church History Symposium How did a church that started with just six official members blossom into a global organization of over fourteen million members? Authors such as Richard L. Bushman, John W. Welch, and Susan Easton Black show how Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and other leaders established the foundation upon which the Church was built. According to Welch, the Book of Mormon provides the foundational administrative principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, “not only its doctrines and instructions for personal living but also its many administrative guidelines.” He went on to say, “The administrative character and personality of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has indeed grown directly from the genetic material found in the Book of Mormon.” This book teaches how the individuals throughout Church history were inspired to restore and establish Christ’s Church in the latter days. ISBN 978-0-8425-2785-9

ID = [33271]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,brigham,rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size:   Children: 28  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 19:30:12

Articles

Bushman, Richard Lyman. “Joseph Smith and Power.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35153]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history,smith-joseph-jr  Size: 26781  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:18
Welch, John W. “The Book of Mormon as the Keystone of Church Administration.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrament
ID = [35154]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-church-history,welch  Size: 89887  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Bennett, Richard E. “‘The Circumference of the Apostleship’” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Apostasy
RSC Topics > A — C > Apostle
RSC Topics > G — K > Gift of the Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > L — P > Melchizedek Priesthood
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
ID = [35155]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 46585  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Ostler, Craig James. “The Articles and Covenants: A Handbook for New Branches.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [35156]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 25539  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Darowski, Joseph F. “Seeking After the Ancient Order: Conferences and Councils in Early Church Governance, 1830–34.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35157]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 35249  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Staker, Mark Lyman. “Sharing Authority: Developing the First Presidency in Ohio.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > G — K > High Priest
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [35158]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 50994  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Black, Susan Easton. “Early Quorums of the Seventies.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Endowment
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorums of the Seventy
ID = [35159]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 46501  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Walker, Ronald W. “Six Days in August: Brigham Young and the Succession Crisis of 1844.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Endowment
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
ID = [35160]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  brigham,rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 76544  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Woods, Fred E. “Men in Motion: Administering and Organizing the Gathering.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35161]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 53920  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Alford, Kenneth L. “A History of Mormon Catechisms.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35162]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 35193  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Benson, RoseAnn. “Primary Association Pioneers: An Early History.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
ID = [35163]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 61952  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Peterson, Janet. “Young Women of Zion: An Organizational History.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
RSC Topics > T — Z > Youth
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35164]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 33602  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Alexander, Thomas G. “Church Administrative Change in the Progressive Period, 1898–1930.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > G — K > General Authorities
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
RSC Topics > T — Z > Tithing
ID = [35165]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 49507  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Goodman, Michael A. “Correlation: The Early Years.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
ID = [35166]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 39655  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Mott, Elizabeth, and Sherry P. Baker. “From Radio to the Internet: Church Use of Electronic Media in the Twentieth Century.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35167]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 44080  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Hall, Dave. “Relief Society Educational and Social Welfare Work, 1900–1929.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > T — Z > Welfare
RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
ID = [35168]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 31026  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Griffiths, Casey Paul. “Joseph F. Merrill and the Transformation of Church Education.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Education
ID = [35169]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 55368  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Moore, Theodore D., and William G. Hartley. “The Church’s Beautification Movement, 1937–47.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > T — Z > War
RSC Topics > T — Z > Welfare
ID = [35170]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 72095  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Woodger, Mary Jane, and Jessica Wainwright Christensen. “Ardeth Greene Kapp’s Influence on the Young Women Organization.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
RSC Topics > T — Z > Youth
ID = [35171]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 40408  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Esplin, Scott C. “Tying It to the Priesthood: Harold B. Lee’s Restructuring of the Young Men Organization.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Aaronic Priesthood
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > T — Z > Youth
ID = [35172]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 45917  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Livingstone, John P. “N. Eldon Tanner and Church Administration.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > Q — S > Service
ID = [35173]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 34525  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Hicks, Michael. “How to Make (and Unmake) a Mormon Hymnbook.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35174]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 31330  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Kimball, Edward L. “Events and Changes during the Administration of Spencer W. Kimball.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > Temples
RSC Topics > T — Z > Welfare
ID = [35175]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 21244  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Richards, A. LeGrand, and Jessie L. Embry. “Global Lessons from a Local Stake.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > Q — S > Service
RSC Topics > T — Z > Welfare
ID = [35176]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 40965  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Minert, Roger P. “Succession in German Mission Leadership during World War II.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > War
ID = [35177]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 31385  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Cowan, Richard O. “The Seventies’ Role in Worldwide Church Administration.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > G — K > General Authorities
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorums of the Seventy
ID = [35178]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 36770  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:46
Britsch, R. Lanier. “Missions and Missionary Administration and Organization.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Creation
RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorums of the Seventy
ID = [35179]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 31910  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Whittaker, David J. “Mormon Administrative and Organizational History: A Source Essay.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Aaronic Priesthood
RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > A — C > Consecration
RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > G — K > General Authorities
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorums of the Seventy
RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
RSC Topics > Q — S > Service
RSC Topics > T — Z > Tithing
RSC Topics > T — Z > Welfare
RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
ID = [35180]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 190425  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Garr, Arnold K. “Liahona the Elders’ Journal.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
ID = [74696]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size: 1230  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:36
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Mission to the Lamanites.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
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Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. Mormon Thoroughfare: A History of the Church in Illinois, 1830–1839. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
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Latter-day Saints may think Church history in Illinois began in 1839 with establishment of the city of Nauvoo. However, important events took place much earlier in the decade. For example, the missionaries to the Lamanites unexpectedly had to cross the state on their trip from Ohio to Missouri. This happened in 1830, ten years before more prominent events took place in the history of the Church in Illinois. This occurrence made Illinois one of only four states to receive missionaries in the year 1830. The Church grew rapidly there, and by 1835 it was likely the fourth largest religious body in the state. This account fills in the ten-year gap of Church history in Illinois using both LDS and non-LDS sources. The book tells the story of the conversion of future Apostle Charles C. Rich. It also talks about the Saints’ involvement in the so-called Mormon War. Other chapters discuss the events of Zion’s Camp, Kirtland Camp, and the Saints’ exodus from Missouri to Quincy, Illinois. ISBN 978-0-8425-2652-4

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Chapters

Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Preface.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
ID = [35822]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 4053  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Introduction.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
ID = [35823]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 5921  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Mission to the Lamanites.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
ID = [35824]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 24043  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Mission to Missouri.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35825]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 47004  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Missionaries and Converts in Illinois 1831–34.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
ID = [35826]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28062  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Zion’s Camp.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35827]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 54307  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Missionaries and Converts in Illinois 1835–38.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35828]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 35164  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “The Saints Flee from Ohio to Missouri.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Apostasy
RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
ID = [35829]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 38065  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Quincy, Illinois: A Temporary Refuge.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
ID = [35830]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 45182  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Parry, Donald W., and Janet L. Garrard-Willis. “Notes on Vocabulary in Isaiah 2–11, 13–14, 29, 48–54.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 409—22. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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A glossary of archaic words

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
ID = [67056]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Garrett, H. Dean. “Light in Our Vessels: Faith, Hope, and Charity.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 81–93. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Charity
RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > G — K > Hope
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [36714]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 29857  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:58
Garrett, H. Dean. “The Messengers and the Message: Missionaries to the Lamanites.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > T — Z > Testimony
ID = [35877]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 31473  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:52
Garrett, H. Dean. “Nephi’s Farewell.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 377–90. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Charity
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
ID = [36886]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 26737  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Garrett, H. Dean. “Peace Within.” Ensign, September 1988.
ID = [48721]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 22791  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:41
Garrett, H. Dean. “The Three Most Abominable Sins.” 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:    RSC Topics > D — F > Forgiveness
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sin
ID = [36786]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 29666  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:59
Garrow, Thomas, and Bruce A. Chadwick. “Native Americans.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient America, Early Church History, Missionary Work, Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [74806]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 15156  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:36
Gates, Crawford. “The Delights of Making Cumorah’s Music.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 70-77.
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As a missionary in the Eastern States Mission, Crawford Gates participated in the Hill Cumorah Pageant in 1941. Although he loved the music and considered it appropriate to the Book of Mormon scenes of the pageant, he thought then that the pageant needed its own tailor-made musical score. Twelve years later he was given the opportunity to create that score. Gates details the challenge of creating a 72-minute musical score for a full symphony orchestra and chorus while working full time as a BYU music faculty member and juggling church and family responsibilities. When that score was retired 31 years later, Gates was again appointed to create a score for the new pageant. He relates further experiences arising from that assignment.

Keywords: Cumorah; Hill Cumorah; Hill Cumorah Pageant; Missionary Work; Music
ID = [3141]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 24555  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Gates, Jacob F. “Testimony of Jacob Gates.” Improvement Era 15, no. 5 (1912): 418-419.
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Jacob F. Gates relates the interview which his father, Jacob Gates, had with Oliver Cowdery in 1849. In response to Gates’ questions, Oliver Cowdery testified that the Book of Mormon “was translated by the gift and power of God” and that he had received the priesthood by an angel whose hand “I felt…as plainly as I could feel yours.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation, Cowdery, Oliver, John the Baptist, Priesthood Restoration
ID = [77051]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1912-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Gates, Susa Young. “Dialogue from the Book of Mormon.” The Young Woman’s Journal 3, no. 4 (1892): 289-294.
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A script for a dramatic presentation depicting the conversion of King Lamoni, written to encourage greater interest in the Book of Mormon among the young women of the Church.

Keywords: Education, Scripture Study, Study Aids
ID = [76038]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1892-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Gates, Susa Young. “Dialogue from the Book of Mormon.” Young Woman’s Journal 3 (April 1892): 289-94.
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A script for a dramatic presentation depicting the conversion of King Lamoni, written to encourage greater interest in the Book of Mormon among the young women of the Church.

ID = [79363]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1892-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Gatewood, Otis. “Gatewood/Farnsworth Debate on ‘Mormonism’ Held in Salt Lake City, in Beautiful Liberty Park on August 17-21, 1942.” Salt Lake City: n.p., 1942.
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A debate between a Mormon apologist and Mormon critic dealing primarily with the Bible and the Book of Mormon. A variety of Book of Mormon issues are discussed, including the Anthon episode, the testimonies of the Book of Mormon witnesses, Bible prophecies and the Book of Mormon, and the use of Egyptian by Book of Mormon writers.

ID = [77814]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1942-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Gatrost, Michael. “An Adventure with the Book of Mormon at Graceland College.” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 76 (Spring 1992): 4-5.
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Reports upon a Book of Mormon Conference that was held at Graceland College for young men and women of the RLDS church. The Book of Mormon is a valuable treasure to be shared.

ID = [78994]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1992-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Gaunt, LaRene Porter. “‘The Book Changed My Life’” Ensign, February 1991.
ID = [49863]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12607  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:50
Gaunt, LaRene Porter. “‘Does the Book of Mormon Count?’” Ensign, June 1991.
ID = [50040]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8505  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:52
Gaunt, LaRene Porter. “Painting the Word.” Ensign, January 1992.
ID = [50337]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3316  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:54
Gaunt, LaRene Porter. “Walking the Trail of Hope—Together.” Ensign, July 2013.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [60257]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2013-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2258  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:33
Gee, James. “The Nahom Maps.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17, no. 1-2 (2008): 40-57.
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Several maps from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries support details of Lehi’s journey as recorded in the Book of Mormon. In 1751, the renowned cartographer Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D’Anville became the first to include Nahom (or Nehem), Ishmael’s burial place in the Book of Mormon, in his map of Asia. This map and a 1771 map of Yemen are the basis for most accurate maps of Arabia from 1751 to 1814. The spelling varies among the subsequent maps, with most using either D’Anville’s Nehem or Niebuhr’s Nehhm, but the location of Nahom does not differ between those maps that include Nahom. The mention of Nahom on the finest maps by the greatest cartographers of the times, in a location that corresponds to Lehi’s account, gives credence to Lehi’s travels.

Keywords: Arabia; Cartography; Ishmael; Map; Nahom; Yemen
ID = [3225]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 19479  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Gee, John. “Another Note on the Three Days of Darkness.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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The fragmentary text on a stele erected at Karnak seems to be connected with the volcanic eruption on Thera. The phraseology in many instances bears uncanny resemblance to the Book of Mormon account of the destruction in the Americas at the time of the crucifixion.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Geology; Weather
ID = [2965]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 19680  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Gee, John. “Another Note on the Three Days of Darkness.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 219-227. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Geology; Weather
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Gee, John. “‘Bird Island’ Revisited, or the Book of Mormon through Pyramidal Kabbalistic Glasses.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 219-228.
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Review of Written by the Finger of God: A Testimony of Joseph Smith's Translations (1993), by Joe Sampson.

Keywords: Criticism; Kabbalah; Language - Hebrew
ID = [208]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 23827  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Gee, John. “A Book of Mormon Christology at Last.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 2 (1998): 7-8.
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Review of Christ and the New Covenant: The Messianic Message of the Book of Mormon (1997), by Jeffrey R. Holland

Keywords: Christology; Commentary; Jesus Christ
ID = [301]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 4475  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Tvedtnes, John A., John Gee, and Matthew P. Roper. “Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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In recent years, a large number of ancient writings have been found in and around Israel. While many of these include names found in the Bible and other ancient texts, others were previously unattested in written sources. Some of these previously unattested names, though unknown in the Bible, are found in the Book of Mormon. The discovery of these Hebrew names in ancient inscriptions provides remarkable evidence for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and provides clear refutation of those critics who would place its origin in nineteenth-century America. This article explores several Book of Mormon proper names that are attested from Hebrew inscriptions. Names included are Sariah, Alma, Abish, Aha, Ammonihah, Chemish, Hagoth, Himni, Isabel, Jarom, Josh, Luram, Mathoni, Mathonihah, Muloki, and Sam—none of which appear in English Bibles.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [3026]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 14338  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Gee, John. “Book of Mormon Word Usage: ‘Seal You His’” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).
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The verb to seal occurs some 34 times in the Book of Mormon. In most of these instances the verb takes (is followed by) a direct object referring to such things as the law, a book, records, words, an account, an epistle, an interpretation, revelation, the truth, and the stone interpreters. Twice, however, the verb to seal takes a person as a direct object that is qualified by a possessive pronoun: Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works, that Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent, may seal you his, that you may be brought to heaven, that ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life, through the wisdom, and power, and justice, and mercy of him who created all things, in heaven and in earth, who is God above all. (Mosiah 5:15; emphasis added)

Keywords: Book of Mormon; seal; Hebrew; records
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [66648]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Gee, John. “‘Choose the Things That Please Me’: On the Selection of the Isaiah Passages in the Book of Mormon.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 67—91. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
ID = [67044]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Wayment, Thomas A., and John Gee. “Did Paul Address His Wife in Philippi?” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 4 no. 1 (2012).
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Using different methodological approaches and considerations, Thomas Wayment and John Gee each approach the question of whether Paul was speaking to his spouse in Philippians 4:3; their intent is to determine if the question can be answered with any degree of confidence. The related question of whether Paul was ever married is not addressed here, although that issue has been of interest since at least the second century AD and perhaps earlier. Instead, these authors consider only the question of whether a specific noun that is sometimes used to refer to a wife was intentionally used that way by Paul.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [7033]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-sba  Size: 52448  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Peterson, Daniel C., and John Gee. “Editor’s Introduction: Through a Glass, Darkly.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 2 (1997): v-xxix.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. So-called biblical scholarship is supposed to be able to differentiate between authors of various texts. A test devised by students for their professor showed some of the flaws of those methods. Though critics complain about the lack of archaeological evidence supporting the Book of Mormon, even the Bible has few archaeological supports.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Doubt; Education; Faith; Historicity; Mesoamerica; Scholarship; Science; Skepticism; Textual Criticism
ID = [273]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 16632  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Gee, John. “Egyptian Society during the Twenty-sixth Dynasty.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 277—98. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > History
ID = [39694]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:22
Gee, John. “Egyptian Writing on Gold ‘Plates’” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).
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A recent issue of a popular journal on ancient Egypt discusses a number of sheets of gold foil incised with Egyptian writing. These artifacts provide some interesting parallels to the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: gold plates; Egyptian writing; parallels; Book of Mormon
ID = [66682]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Gee, John. “Epigraphic Considerations on Janne Sjodahl’s Experiment with Nephite Writing.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 25, 79.
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Having studied Janne Sjodahl’s work on the number of plates required for the original Book of Mormon text, John Gee examines the potential drawbacks of Sjodahl’s experiment. He concludes that the size of Miller’s script suffices for Sjodahl’s test.

Keywords: Epigraphy; Nephite; Plates; Script
ID = [3055]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15063  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Gee, John. “Four Suggestions on the Origin of the Name Nephi.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 1-5. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Egyptian; Language; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75640]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 8662  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Gee, John. “The Grace of Christ.” FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 247-259.
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The Greek term often translated as “grace” has a broad range of meaning. Neither Jesus nor the Gospels teach that man is saved by grace alone; Paul is the predominant New Testament writer to use the term. The Protestant concept of grace stems from the time of Augustine. Book of Mormon prophets specify what actions are required to lay hold of the grace of Christ, a boon to be desired.

Keywords: Augustine; Early Christianity; Grace; Jesus Christ
ID = [652]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 28400  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Peterson, Daniel C., and John Gee. “Graft and Corruption: On Olives and Olive Culture in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 186–247. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
Old Testament Topics > Flora and Fauna
ID = [67900]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test,peterson  Size: 125665  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:16
Gee, John. “The Hagiography of Doubting Thomas.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 2 (1998): 158-183.
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Review of Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson's Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon (1996), by Stan Larson

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Mesoamerica
ID = [304]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 63795  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Gee, John. “How Not to Read Isaiah.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 29-40.
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Abstract: In the Book of Mormon, Nephi draws upon his own knowledge of the Jewish people, their culture and language, and the surrounding area to add to his understanding of Isaiah’s words, and commends that approach to his reader. In his book The Vision of All, it is clear that Joseph Spencer lacks knowledge in these topics, and it negatively affects his interpretation of Isaiah. Specifically, this lack of knowledge causes him to misinterpret the role of the Messiah in Isaiah’s teachings, something that was clear to Isaiah’s ancient readers.
Review of Joseph M. Spencer, The Vision of All: Twenty-five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi’s Record (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2016). 318 pages. $59.95 (hardback); $29.95 paperback.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
ID = [3508]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 26769  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Roper, Matthew P., and John Gee. “‘I Did Liken All Scriptures Unto Us’ : Early Nephite Understandings of Isaiah and Implications for ‘Others’ in the Land.” 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.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [36228]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:54
Gee, John. “The Implications of Some Standard Assumptions of New Testament Scholars: Responding to a Modern Anti-Christ.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 46 (2021): 15-32.
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Review of Raphael Lataster, Questioning the Historicity of Jesus: Why a Philosophical Analysis Elucidates the Historical Discourse (Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 2019). 508 pages. Hardback, $210.
Abstract: In a recent book, Raphael Lataster correctly argues that the acceptance of the general premises of New Testament scholarship, exemplified in the writings of Bart Ehrman, brings into question whether Jesus ever existed. Latter-day Saints who are serious about their witness of Jesus Christ need to be aware that acceptance of these presuppositions undermines their witness of the reality of Jesus Christ and his atonement and makes their faith vain. Why Should We Bother?.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3381]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 40313  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:56
Gee, John. “La Trahison des Clercs: On the Language and Translation of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 51-120.
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Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Criticism; Foreign Language Translation; Historicity; Methodology; Translation
ID = [166]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 104928  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Gee, John. “Limhi in the Library.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1, no. 1 (1992): 54-66.
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Analysis of comparative data and historical background indicates that the quotations in Mosiah 7–22 are historically accurate. Further examination of the quotations of Limhi shows that they depend heavily on other sources. This implies some things about the character of Limhi and provides as well attendant lessons for our own day.

Keywords: King Limhi; Recordkeeping; Scripture Study
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [2815]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 34306  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Gee, John. “New and Old Light on Shawabtis from Mesoamerica.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 1 (1997).
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Two Egyptian shawabti-figurines, reputedly discovered in Acajutla, El Salvador, in 1914, are likely forgeries. Had they been authentic, they might have helped to establish cultural contact between Egypt and Mesoameria.

ID = [2947]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 9703  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Gee, John. “A Note on the Name Nephi.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1 no. 1 (1992).
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The name Nephi is attested as a Syro-Palestinian Semitic form of an Egyptian man’s name dating from the Late Period in Egypt.

ID = [2823]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 8144  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Gee, John. “Quotations of the Sealed Portions of the Book of Mormon.” Insights 24, no. 6 (2004).
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What we have of Jesus’s ministry to the Nephites is an abridged version because the Lord wished to “try the faith of [his] people” (3 Nephi 26:6–13). Dutiful to his charge, Mormon did not provide a full account of Jesus’s teachings, but his son Moroni provided three quotations of portions that his father did not.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Moroni; quotations; passage; writing
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [66770]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Gee, John. “A Seething Pot in the North: International Affairs Leading Up to Lehi’s Day.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 543—60. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
Old Testament Topics > History
ID = [39702]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:22
Gee, John. “Some Notes on the Anthon Transcript.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 5-8.
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Review of Translating the Anthon Transcript (1999), by Stan and Polly Johnson

Keywords: Anthon Transcript; Language; Typography
ID = [334]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 8736  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Gee, John. “Some Puzzles from the Joseph Smith Papyri.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): Article 1.
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This article explores what we know about the Joseph Smith Papyri, whether they are connected to the Book of Abraham, and the approaches that Latter-day Saints and non-LDS scholars take when trying to understand such a connection.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [602]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-review  Size: 59720  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Gee, John. “Two Notes on Egyptian Script.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5 no. 1 (1996).
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Possible scripts for the “reformed Egyptian” referred to in the Book of Mormon include abnormal hieratic and carved hieratic.

Keywords: Egyptian; Language; Language - Hebrew; Writing
ID = [2930]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 34667  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Gee, John. “Two Notes on Egyptian Script.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 244-247. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Egyptian; Language; Language - Hebrew; Writing
ID = [75694]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 6541  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Gee, John. “Verbal Punctuation in the Book of Mormon I: (And) Now.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 50 (2022): 33-50.
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Abstract: The Book of Mormon, being an ancient book, was originally written without typographic punctuation and employs verbal punctuation instead. This article looks at the use of “and now” as verbal punctuation in the Book of Mormon. The phrase is used to mark major breaks in the text, not only for chapters but also within chapters of the text. The Book of Mormon usage is borrowed from Classical Biblical Hebrew (the Hebrew used before the exile) and follows the pattern set by pre-exilic Hebrew scribes. While this usage dropped in the Old World after the Babylonian exile as Aramaic replaced Hebrew as the major language spoken, the Book of Mormon preserved the usage until the end of Nephite civilization.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Classical Biblical Hebrew; typography; verbal punctuation
ID = [8435]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-00-00  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 33667  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
Gee, John. “Verbal Punctuation in the Book of Mormon II — Nevertheless.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): 195-208.
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Abstract: One example of verbal punctuation that has a very clear pattern of usage in the Book of Mormon is the term nevertheless. It is used to draw a marked contrast between what the previous text would lead one to expect and what follows it. It is not clear what the ancient antecedent to the term might be and the English term and usage might be an artefact of the translation process. The frequency and usage of nevertheless in the Book of Mormon contrasts with the way that Joseph Smith’s writings use it.

Keywords: Biblical Hebrew; Book of Mormon; verbal punctuation
ID = [81212]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 25351  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Hoskisson, Paul Y., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee. “What’s in a Name? Irreantum.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11, no. 1 (2002): 90-93, 114-115.
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The Book of Mormon was written in a language that was grounded in Hebrew and Egyptian; the people of the Book of Mormon most likely spoke this same language. It is interesting, then, that the Book of Mormon authors periodically included definitions for certain terms that they used in their writing, as if their audience did not understand them. This technique, known as a gloss, suggests that those terms may not have been a part of that ancient language. In an attempt to uncover the true origin of such words, this article dissects the Book of Mormon term Irreantum and delves into its linguistic characteristics to determine whether the term could have originated from Hebrew, Egyptian, ancient South Semitic, or another language.

Keywords: Egyptian; Gloss; Irreantum; Language; Language - Hebrew; Name; Onomastics; Reformed Egyptian; Semitic
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3091]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 21817  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Gee, John. “Whither Mormon Studies?” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 4 (2013): 93-130.
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Abstract: The proliferation of Mormon Studies is surprising, considering that many of the basic questions about the field have never been answered. This paper looks at a number of basic questions about Mormon Studies that are of either academic concern or concern for members of the Church of Jesus Christ. They include such questions as whether Mormon Studies is a discipline, whether those who do Mormon Studies necessarily know what is going on in the Church, or if they interpret their findings correctly, whether there is any core knowledge that those who do Mormon Studies can or should have, what sort of topics Mormon Studies covers or should cover and whether those topics really have anything to do with what Mormons actually do or think about, whether Mormon Studies has ulterior political or religious motives, and whether it helps or hurts the Kingdom. Is Mormon Studies a waste of students’ time and donors’ money? Though the paper does not come up with definitive answers to any of those questions, it sketches ways of looking at them from a perspective within the restored Gospel and suggests that these issues ought to be more carefully considered before Latter-day Saints dive headlong into Mormon Studies in general.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [4360]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64607  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:00
Gee, John. “Wilford A. Fischer and Norma J. Fischer, A Book of Mormon Guide: A Simple Way to Teach a Friend.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 11.
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Review of A Book of Mormon Guide: A Simple Way to Teach a Friend (1988), by Wilford A. Fischer and Norma J. Fischer.

ID = [67]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 23192  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Gee, John. “The Wrong Type of Book.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 307-329. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship; Manuscript Found; Native Americans; Smith; Ethan; Spaulding; Solomon; View of the Hebrews
ID = [75597]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 35779  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
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
Gehly, Joshua. “The Cross of Christ and Golden Plates Using an Established Historical Method to Authenticate Ancient Artifacts.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is an undisputed event from history, which makes the cross of Calvary a real artifact from antiquity. What pattern of evidence unites both secular and believing scholars who assert the reality of a wooden cross without any physical, archaeological evidence? Researchers depend upon early source manuscripts to unlock the historical truths for what befell Jesus of Nazareth. The same approach yields compelling results for another undiscovered relic besides the cross: the golden plates procured by Joseph Smith, Jr. Cross-examining source evidence for the golden plates under the same historical method—a minimal facts approach to infer the best explanation of the facts—determines that Joseph Smith, Jr. did, in fact, obtain an ancient record and have it in his possession. A real cross does not guarantee a resurrection and a historian might not conclude the golden plates were translated by the gift and power of God, but this investigative approach points sincere seekers to a core truth. The golden plates are a genuine artifact—as real as the cross of Calvary—even if never seen by another human in the 20th or 21st centuries. The plates shine forth under the pressures of a strict historical method. This illuminates a new pathway for further investigation into the historicity of the restoration utilizing established resurrection research techniques.

ID = [81866]  Status = Type = talk,website article  Date = 2023-09-22  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:16
Gentry, Leland H. “God Will Fulfill His Covenants with the House of Israel.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 159–76. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Abrahamic Covenant
RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
ID = [36873]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 36408  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Gentry, Leland H. A History of the Latter-day Saints in Northern Missouri from 1836 to 1839. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2013.
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This massive dissertation, originally over 500 pages in length, is filled with impressive details about the settlement, troubles, and expulsion of the Latter-day Saints from northern Missouri, 1836–1839. Since its approval at BYU in 1965, this doctoral dissertation has remained a standard reference work for serious historians. Carefully written and copiously footnoted, this study draws heavily on timeless primary sources as it probes the leading causes for the Mormon War in Missouri. Rapid colonization and the unique religious teachings and practices of the Latter-day Saints are among the main factors emphasized by Dr. Leland H. Gentry. Shortly after the founding of Kirtland, speculation increased among Church members as to the future location of “Zion,” the “New Jerusalem” spoken of in the Book of Mormon. A little over a year later, in the course of a visit to the extreme western edge of the American frontier, Joseph Smith was informed by the Lord that he was standing upon the very land “appointed and consecrated for the gathering of his saints, . . . the land of promise, and the place for the city of Zion.” The urge to get to Zion was strong among the Saints. So intense was the desire of some to settle upon the Land of Promise that they consummated the move in haste and without adequate preparation. Migrating families often found themselves entirely dependent upon the charity of their neighbors. The rapid migrations of so many poor and ill-equipped persons threw the Saints into direct conflict with the older and more established settlers of Missouri. The latter tended to view the rapid influx of Saints as an act designed to secure control of the lands surrounding their homes without legal purchase, a thing far from the heart of any true Saint. Thus while Mormonism had many distinct and unusual features, it had certain elements of affinity with its age. For one thing, it shared the common hope of a perfect society and even inculcated a practical plan for the attainment of the same. It shared the dream of a “Manifest Destiny” for America and turned its attention to the great unsettled West early in its history. Finally it recognized the importance of land in frontier economics and set about to secure as much as was practicable.

ID = [75246]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,church-history  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Gentry, Leland H. “Light on the ‘Mission to the Lamanites’” BYU Studies 36, no. 2 (1996): 226.
ID = [11988]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 9849  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:21
Gerritsen, Allen P. “The Hill Cumorah Monument: An Inspired Creation of Torleif S. Knaphus.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 124-135, 173.
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From the time the church acquired the property comprising the Hill Cumorah, artist and sculptor Torleif S. Knaphus had often spoken to the Brethren about creating a monument on that hallowed hill. His testimony of the restoration of the gospel created a desire to honor in a tangible way the sacred event of the angel Moroni’s visit to Joseph Smith and Moroni’s eventual transfer of the gold plates to Joseph for translation. This article chronicles Knaphus’s upbringing, artistic development, and conversion to the church. The design and creation of the Hill Cumorah monument were his consuming passion for five years and a rare opportunity to add his testimony to the great latter-day work. He was commissioned to create many statues and bas-reliefs for the church, some of which are featured in a sidebar to this article.

Keywords: Angel Moroni; Cumorah; Hill Cumorah; Monument
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [3146]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 33304  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Gervais, Timothy, and John L. Joyce. “‘By Small Means’: Rethinking the Liahona.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 30 (2018): 207-232.
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Abstract: The Liahona’s faith-based functionality and miraculous appearance have often been viewed as incongruous with natural law. This paper attempts to reconcile the Liahona to scientific law by displaying similarities between its apparent mechanisms and ancient navigation instruments called astrolabes. It further suggests the Liahona may have been a wedding dowry Ishmael provided to Lehi’s family. The paper displays the integral connection Nephi had to the Liahona’s functionality and how this connection more clearly explains the lack of faith displayed by Nephi’s band during the journey than traditional conceptions of its faith-based functionality.
“Yet I will say with regard to miracles, there is no such thing save to the ignorant — that is, there never was a result wrought out by God or by any of His creatures without there being a cause for it. There may be results, the causes of which we do not see or understand, and what we call miracles are no more than this — they are the results or effects of causes hidden from our understandings … [I]t is hard to get the people to believe that God is a scientific character, that He lives by science or strict law, that by this He is, and by law He was made what He is; and will remain to all eternity because of His faithful adherence to law. It is a most difficult thing to make the people believe that every art and science and all wisdom comes from Him, and that He is their Author.”
— Brigham Young.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [3614]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,brigham,interpreter-journal  Size: 59697  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:58
Gessel, Van C. “‘Strange Characters and Expressions’: Three Japanese Translations of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 1 (2005): 32-47, 127-128.
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The complete Book of Mormon has been translated into Japanese no fewer than three times. The first translation was done by a young American missionary, Alma O. Taylor, the second by Sat Tatsui, the first native Japanese person to undertake the challenge, and the third after World War II by a committee appointed by the First Presidency. The challenges of translating concepts such as God, Spirit, or atonement into a language that shares no linguistic or cultural commonalities with the language of the inspired translation of the Book of Mormon are overwhelming. When attempting to communicate in a culture that does not acknowledge supreme deity or the kinship connection between God and man or life after death, a simple concept such as damnation can be challenging to convey. In addition, dramatic changes have occurred in the Japanese language over past century. The written Japanese language has changed with a rapidity that is unfathomable in English.

Keywords: Culture; Foreign Language Translation; Translation
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [3156]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 62975  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Neilson, Reid L., and Van C. Gessel, eds. Taking the Gospel to the Japanese, 1901–2001. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2005.
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The first Latter-day Saint missionaries to Japan encountered formidable language, religious, and cultural barriers. After considerable efforts, Church officials closed the mission in 1924. Later, the gospel was reintroduced in mid-century, when it took root. Since that time, Mormon missionaries have baptized many believers, several missions have opened, auxiliary organizations such as the Relief Society have been instituted, and two temples have been constructed. This volume celebrates the Church’s first hundred years among the Japanese. The articles explore such issues as the Japanese presses’ portrayal of Mormonism and answer questions such as what the historical and cultural challenges are to successful missionary work in Japan; why the Book of Mormon needed to be translated three times in one century; and whether Latter-day Saint converts hail from specific areas based on the region’s religious traditions. The essays in the book let readers witness the expansion and growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints among the Japanese.

ID = [75345]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,church-history  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Ghormley, Pearl. This Book. St. George, UT: Rupegy, 1978.
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While attempting to determine the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon the author asked many questions, including, “Is the Bible incomplete?” “Was the book of Revelation to be the final word?” “Did the biblical prophets prophesy of the Book of Mormon?” “Are the testimonies of the Three Witnesses true?” Ghormley answers these and other questions.

ID = [78711]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Giacalone, Joseph. “Growing into the Church.” Ensign, June 1984.
ID = [46718]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6114  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:26
Gibbons, Ted L. “Pat Bagley, Norman the Nephite’s and Larry the Lamanite’s Book of Mormon Time Line.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): Article 15.
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Review of Norman the Nephite's and Larry the Lamanite's Book of Mormon Time Line (1995), by Pat Bagley

ID = [253]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 5298  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Gibson, George Rutledge. “The Origin of a Great Delusion.” The New Princeton Review2 (September 1886): 203-22.
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The author considers Mormon theology “stupid and retrogressive” and the Book of Mormon to be “dull and prolix in the extreme” After a brief review of the Book of Mormon narrative the author notes the allegedly anachronistic use of King James English and New Testament ideas. The Spaulding theory is evaluated based upon the recent discovery of the manuscript by James Harris Fairchild. The author notes the dissimilarities between the two documents and concludes that Spaulding played no part in the origin of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80584]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1886-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Gibson, John R. “Book of Mormon Principles: Be Strong and of a Good Courage.” Ensign, August 2004.
ID = [56148]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2004-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8152  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:17
Gibson, William. “Remarks on the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 12, no. 14, July 15, 1850, 209-212.
ID = [75394]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1850-07-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Gibson, William. “Remarks on the Book of Mormon, Part 2.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 12, no. 15, August 1, 1850, 225-228.
ID = [75395]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1850-07-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Gibson, William. “Remarks on the Book of Mormon, Part 3.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 12, no. 17, September 1, 1850, 261-265.
ID = [75396]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1850-09-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Gibson, William. “Remarks on the Book of Mormon, Part 4.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 12, no. 19, October 1, 1850, 292-94.
ID = [75397]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1850-10-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Gibson, William. “Remarks on the Book of Mormon, Part 5.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 12, no. 20, October 15, 1850, 313-15.
ID = [75398]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1850-10-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Gigena, Marcelo A. “My Surprising Senior Year.” New Era 22, no. 6 (1992): 8-10.
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A conversion story of a young man who became interested in the Church through his friends’ examples and received his testimony after reading the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Conversion, Missionary Work, Scripture Study, Testimony
ID = [76614]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Gigena, Marcelo A. “My Surprising Senior Year.” New Era 22 (June 1992): 8-10.
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A conversion story of a young man who became interested in the Church through his friends’ examples and received his testimony after reading the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79862]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Gilberts, Helen. “Mulek’s Ship.” Saints’ Herald 125 (November 1978): 696-97.
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A fictional story for a popular audience. The young Mulek learns about boat building from the prophet Jeremiah. He must learn this to someday build a fieet to sail to the American continent.

ID = [79856]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Gilberts, Helen. Sariah. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1970.
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A fictional book based upon the exodus of Lehi’s family from Jerusalem and their journey to the promised land, written from the perspective of Lehi’s wife, Sariah.

ID = [78226]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
Gileadi, Avraham. The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [39728]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:22
Gileadi, Avraham. “Isaiah-Key to the Book of Mormon.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 197-206. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The Book of Mormon offers four keys essential for understanding Isaiah: (1) the spirit of prophecy or the Holy Ghost; (2) the letter of prophecy or the manner of the Jews; (3) diligent searching of Isaiah’s words; and (4) types, or the idea that events in Israel’s past foreshadow events in the latter days. When we apply these four keys to Isaiah’s writings, a message unfolds there that is immediately applicable and recognizable to Latter-day Saints. The developing spiritual and political shape of the world in which we live parallels precisely the prophetic scenario Isaiah drew up millennia ago.

Keywords: Holy Ghost; Isaiah; Prophecy; Scripture Study
ID = [75634]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 19701  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Gileadi, Avraham. The Last Days: Types and Shadows from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1991.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
Old Testament Topics > Prophets and Prophecy
ID = [29937]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:07
Gileadi, Avraham. “Twelve Diatribes of Modern Israel.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, 353-405. Vol. 2. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This second of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the authors have learned from Nibley. Nearly every major subject that Dr. Nibley has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the sacrament covenant in Third Nephi, the Lamanite view of Book of Mormon history, external evidences of the Book of Mormon, proper names in the Book of Mormon, the brass plates version of Genesis, the composition of Lehi’s family, ancient burials of metal documents in stone boxes, repentance as rethinking, Mormon history’s encounter with secular modernity, and Judaism in the 20th century.
This essay serves as a testimony to modern Israel—the Latter-day Saints—that we are beginning to resemble God’s ancient covenant people in ways that conflict with our high ideals.

Keywords: Covenant; Israel; Prophecy
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Israel, Scattering and Gathering
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Discipleship
ID = [2363]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:48
Giles, Christie. “Taking It Personally.” New Era 23 (March 1993): 26-29.
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Description of a three-day conference where youth acted out the Book of Mormon in order to better understand and gain testimonies of it.

ID = [80224]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Giles, Christie. “Taking It Personally.” New Era 23, no. 3 (1993): 26-29.
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Description of a three-day conference where youth acted out the Book of Mormon in order to better understand and gain testimonies of it.

Keywords: Drama, Scripture Study, Study Helps
ID = [76617]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Giles, Henry E. “The Truth Has Spoken from the Dust.” Salt Lake City: n.p., 1927.
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Sheet music written in commemoration of the centennial of the year Moroni entrusted the plates to Joseph Smith.

ID = [78685]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1927-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Giles, John D. “Father Lehi’s Children.” Improvement Era 49, no. 9 (1946): 556-559, 601-602.
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This article describes President George Albert Smith’s visit to Mexico City. Several prophecies concerning the Lamanites are quoted to show the importance of the Lamanites in the last days.

Keywords: Lamanites, Mexico, Missionary Work, Prophecy, Smith, George A.
ID = [77037]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1946-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Gillmor, B. F. “Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet: A Study of a Religious Psychopath.” Medical Herald 33 (April 1914): 151-56, 206-10, 237-38, 259-61, 338-42.
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Pejorative psychological explanation of Joseph Smith. Claims that Joseph Smith “breathed an air saturated with the superstitions of debased forms of Christianity, pervaded with beliefs in signs, wonders and heavenly testimonials and peopled with spirits, angels and devils” Sees the Book of Mormon in this setting. Avers that while Joseph Smith worked on the Book of Mormon, he “appears to have assumed a multiplicity of personalities”

ID = [79650]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1914-04-01  Collections:  bom,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:26
Gillum, Gary P. “Book of Mormon Book Reviews (to Spring, 1988).” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
ID = [8352]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Gillum, Gary P. Book of Mormon Books in Print, April 1984, with Published Book Reviews. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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Lists two-and-a-half pages of citations of books on the Book of Mormon published before April 1984. Also includes reprints of published book reviews of many of the listed books.

ID = [77591]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Welch, John W., Gary P. Gillum, and DeeAnn Hofer. Comprehensive Bibliography of the Book of Mormon Arranged Alphabetically by Author. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1987.
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Book of Mormon bibliography arranged alphabetically by author.

ID = [77708]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Welch, John W., Gary P. Gillum, and DeeAnn Hofer. Comprehensive Bibliography of the Book of Mormon Arranged by Subject. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1987.
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Bibliography of books and articles about the Book of Mormon arranged according to subjects.

ID = [77709]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Welch, John W., Gary P. Gillum, and DeeAnn Hofer. Comprehensive Bibliography of the Book of Mormon Arranged Chronologically. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1987.
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This one hundred page bibliography of books and articles written about the Book of Mormon is listed according to their date of publication.

ID = [77710]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Gillum, Gary P., and John W. Welch. Comprehensive Bibliography of the Book of Mormon: Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1982.
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The preliminary work for this annotated bibliography.

ID = [77711]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Gillum, Gary P. “Eldin Ricks, Eldin Ricks’s Thorough Concordance of the LDS Standard Works.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 16.
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Review of Eldin Ricks's Thorough Concordance of LDS Standard Works (1995), by Eldin Ricks.

ID = [235]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 8308  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Gillum, Gary P. “Hugh Nibley Quotes: Of the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1981. Reprinted by permission from Gary P. Gillum, Of All Things: A Nibley Quote Book. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1981.
ID = [8355]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Gillum, Gary P. “Miracles in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 27 (2017): 181-184.
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Review of Alonzo L. Gaskill, Miracles of the Book of Mormon: A Guide to the Symbolic Messages, 2015, Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, 447 pp. + bibliography, appendix of Brief Biographical Sketches of Ancient and Modern Non-LDS Sources Cited, index, etc. Hardbound. $27.99.
Abstract: Author Alonzo L. Gaskill has used his considerable scholarly and spiritual skills to provide the reader with a book that describes and applies to our lives the miracles found in the Book of Mormon, some of which may have slipped the reader’s eyes, mind, and heart.

ID = [3668]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 5656  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:58
Gillum, Gary P. “Repentance Also Means Rethinking.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, 406-437. Vol. 2. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This second of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the authors have learned from Nibley. Nearly every major subject that Dr. Nibley has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the sacrament covenant in Third Nephi, the Lamanite view of Book of Mormon history, external evidences of the Book of Mormon, proper names in the Book of Mormon, the brass plates version of Genesis, the composition of Lehi’s family, ancient burials of metal documents in stone boxes, repentance as rethinking, Mormon history’s encounter with secular modernity, and Judaism in the 20th century.
Although Latter-day Saints have a knowledge of the process of repentance, they lack a complete understanding of how the scriptures use the term repentance: repentance consists not only of remorse, confession, restitution, and forgiveness, but a literal changing of one’s entire perspective on life, so that eventually a Latter-day Saint may “repent of having to repent.”

Keywords: Repentance
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Discipleship
ID = [2364]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:48
Gillum, Gary P. “Review of Mormon Answer to Skepticism: Why Joseph Smith Wrote the Book of Mormon, by Robert N. Hullinger.” Dialogue 13 (Fall 1980): 136.
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Book review.

ID = [80095]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Gillum, Gary P. “Romans 11:17–24: A Bibliography of Commentaries.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 367-372. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Bibliography; Commentary; Olive Tree
ID = [75493]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Gillum, Gary P. Scripture Index to Hugh Nibley’s Works: Book of Mormon: Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
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Gives a list of Book of Mormon scriptures and their location as quoted and used in the writings of Hugh Nibley.

ID = [78233]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
Gillum, Gary P. “A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2, no. 1 (1990): 26-30.
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Review of A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions.

Keywords: Apologetics
ID = [60]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 12329  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Gillum, Gary P. “Written to the Lamanites: Understanding the Book of Mormon through Native Culture and Religion.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 6 (2013): 31-48.
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Abstract: Latter-day Saints have always been encouraged to seek the truth wherever it can be found. With the Book of Mormon being written especially to the Lamanites, we can assume that the more we know about Lamanite and Native American culture, the more we can understand, appreciate and gain insights as we read that inspired scripture. In this article the writer has compared examples from Native American culture and history to what we read in the Book of Mormon and experience as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most importantly, as we read through the eyes of a Native American, we can appreciate the divinity and authenticity of the Book of Mormon, since Joseph Smith could not have known Native American culture and history in the way it is described herein.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
AN ACCOUNT WRITTEN BY
THE HAND OF MORMON
UPON PLATES
TAKEN FROM THE PLATES OF NEPHI
Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites—Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile—.

ID = [4343]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 31494  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:00
Ginat, Joseph. “The Cave of Khirbet Beit Lei.” Society for Early Historic Archaeology Newsletter 129 (April 1972): 1-5.
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A cave found in Israel contains ancient inscriptions in Old Hebrew and drawings of human figures and sailing vessels. It contains the name Lei that is an equivalent of Lehi.

ID = [80423]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1972-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Givens, Terryl L. “The Book of Mormon and Dialogic Revelation.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 16-27, 69-70.
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This article has been adapted from the author’s book By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion. The author discusses three common understandings of the term revelation: (1) revelation as doctrine, (2) revelation as history, and (3) revelation as inner experience. He suggests that the Book of Mormon introduces a fourth type: revelation as dialogue. This form of revelation allows individuals to have direct contact with God, rather than only through the scriptures, and can be applied to our lives just as it was to the lives of those living in Book of Mormon times.

Keywords: Conversion; Dialogue; Doctrine; Experience; History; Revelation
ID = [3068]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 55276  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Givens, Terryl L. “The Book of Mormon and Religious Epistemology.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 34, no. 3 (Fall, 2001): 31-54.
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In this paper, I want to make some tentative observations about the way in which the Book of Mormon has contributed to the fashioning of a particular religious vocabulary, or to be more specific, the disclosure of a particular religious epistemology. I am not arguing that this epistemology necessarily signaled a radical break from Protestantism, or that it conditions a religious vocabulary wholly lacking in Protestant equivalents. Rather, I hope to suggest that the role of the Book of Mormon in framing the concept of prayer and revelation in particular is connected to subtle shades of differences and distinctions which are worth examining. [From the text]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Book of Mormon
ID = [81974]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Givens, Terryl L. “The Book of Mormon and the Reshaping of Covenant.” In Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon, edited by Elizabeth Fenton, and Jared Hickman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
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“Jan Shipps noted decades ago that the appearance of The Book of Mormon in 1830 was so shrouded in supernatural claims involving gold plates, “magic spectacles,” and ancient Christians that many non-​Mormons “wonder how any intelligent person could ever accept it as true.” One answer may be found in the ways in which the record appropriates and reshapes an extensive language and theology of covenant that would have been powerfully resonant to nineteenth-​century readers. The Book of Mormon emerges in the context of the period’s pervasive pseudo-​biblicism and, more particularly, within a long tradition of covenantal rhetoric. The book is replete with Midrash-​like texts built around Isaiah, aspects of Israelite religion, Jewish protagonists, and temple building. At the same time, the book is introduced by its final editor as an assurance to an American remnant of Israel of “the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off.” The term covenant further occurs almost 200 times—​ but undergoes particular permutations that endow the concept with recontextualized and therefore new shades of meaning. A consideration of the scripture’s engagement with and reconfigurations of covenant theology can go a long way, then, toward explaining its initial successful reception. The Book of Mormon’s new covenant theology also proves absolutely essential to Smith’s own restoration project—​which would consist of implementing his particular vision of the gospel as the “new and everlasting covenant.” Finally, The Book of Mormon serves the essential function of Puritan covenant theology by itself embodying an alternative means of salvational certitude, both in its alleged concrete facticity and in modeling the possibility of personal, dialogic revelation from God to each seeking individual.” [Author]

Keywords: Doctrinal history, covenant theology; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon
ID = [82098]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Givens, Terryl L. “The Book of Mormon Critical Text Project.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 1 (2006): 32-35, 71.
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Royal Skousen’s endeavor to recover the original text of the Book of Mormon is more complicated than it seems because it involves more than simply reproducing the original manuscript. Rather, what Skousen means by “original text” is the very language that appeared on the Urim and Thummim. Every subsequent step, such as Joseph’s reading, his scribes’ understanding and transcribing of that utterance, and Oliver Cowdery’s copying of the manuscript for the printer, exposed the text to the possibility of human subjectivity and error. This paper explains the nature and scope of Skousen’s monumental undertaking and presents some of the methods and reasoning he employs to resolve disputed textual variants in search the Book of Mormon’s original text.

Keywords: Cowdery; Critical Text; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Oliver; Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Original Text; Smith; Textual History; Translation
ID = [3179]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 24565  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Givens, Terryl L. “‘Common-Sense’ Meets the Book of Mormon: Source, Substance, and Prophetic Disruption.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): 33-55.
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This essay challenges criticism of the alleged origins of the Book of Mormon and argues a common-sense approach to support the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Authorship; Criticism; Doctrine; Evidence; Historicity; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Theology
ID = [593]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 55914  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Givens, Terryl L. “Joseph Smith: Prophecy, Process, and Plenitude.” BYU Studies 44, no. 4 (2005): 55-68.
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Joseph Smith was an explorer, a discoverer, and a revealer of past worlds. He described an ancient America replete with elaborate detail and daring specificity, rooted and grounded in what he claimed were concrete, palpable artifacts. He recuperated texts of Adam, Abraham, Enoch, and Moses to resurrect and reconstitute a series of past patriarchal ages, not as mere shadows and types of things to come, but as dispensations of gospel fullness equaling, and in some cases surpassing, present plenitude. And he revealed an infinitely receding premortal past—not of the largely mythic Platonic variety and not a mere Wordsworthian, sentimental intimation—but a fully formed realm of human intelligences, divine parents, and heavenly councils.

Keywords: Joseph; Jr.; Prophecy; Prophet; Smith
ID = [11434]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-04  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies,smith-joseph-jr  Size: 29544  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:16
Givens, Terryl L. “Joseph Smith’s American Bible: Radicalizing the Familiar.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 18, no. 2 (2009): 4-17.
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The Book of Mormon treats many topics that most nineteenth-century Christians would have been thoroughly familiar with: the fall, atonement, and resurrection, just to name a few. However, the Book of Mormon treats these subjects in a way that would have required such readers to rethink their relationship with the divine, their place in Christian history, and God’s relationship to history. Christ’s visit to the New World, the continuance of the scriptural canon, and abundant personalized revelation all create a text that is both familiar and radical.

Keywords: Atonement; Canon; Early Church History; Fall of Adam; Resurrection; Revelation
ID = [3236]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 51544  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Givens, Terryl L. “Themes.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 107-136.
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Givens first recounts the six visions that Nephi records in the Book of Mormon. He then suggests five themes from these visions: personal revelation, focus on Jesus Christ, wilderness and varieties of Zion, new configurations of scripture, and the centrality of family. Finally, he expands on each of these themes individually, explaining how they are illustrated throughout the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Family; Jesus Christ; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Personal Revelation; Vision; Zion
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Eliason, Eric A., and Terryl L. Givens, eds. Yet to Be Revealed: Open Questions in Latter-day Saint Theology. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2022.
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An important part of discipleship is knowing what questions to ask—and which ones have not yet been adequately answered. From the beginning to recent times, prophets have reminded the Saints that the Restoration is ongoing, not an event. Our purpose in assembling this collection of essays is simple: we wish to celebrate the miracle of continuing revelation, and the promise of more to come, that God will “yet reveal many great and important things.” This means that the essays selected for inclusion represent only a few of the hundreds of possible subjects. Ours is an effort to clarify some of the hazy borders of orthodoxy and to honor the dynamism, the richness, and the possibilities of a Restoration still very much in process of unfolding. Joseph Smith taught, “By proving contraries truth is manifest.” A fuller understanding of truth can come by keeping multiple perspectives in mind and letting them work themselves out in patience and God’s own time, like fruitful leaven. Topics include: What is the nature of God’s progress? Where did Book of Mormon events take place? What is women’s relationship to priesthood? Is God subject to or the creator of eternal law? Will things get better or worse before the Second Coming? Was Jesus married? Is the Song of Solomon scripture? How was the Book of Mormon translated? “We as Latter-day Saints have too often felt sure about things the prophets haven’t actually decided, and about things God seems to have left open for us to reflect on humbly. This breathtakingly honest collection of essays does excellent work to make clear just how much we in fact don’t know. That there’s so much to learn is wonderful news, however. We’ll have to bring all of our minds, and not just all of our hearts, to the task of being earnest disciples.” —Joseph Spencer, author of 1st Nephi: A Brief Theological Introduction “This much-needed engagement with . . . interesting theological questions is long overdue.” —Blake T. Ostler, Esq., author of the four-volume Exploring Mormon Thought book series on Latter-day Saint theology

ID = [75377]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,theology  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:17:36
Glick, Leonard B. “A Message to Judah.” Midstream 29 (June-July 1983): 30-34.
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Mormons “reject anti- Semitism as an intrinsically distasteful ideology” This is based on the Mormon interpretation of Ezekiel 37:16-17, which explains that the Book of Mormon is the stick of Joseph and the Bible is the stick of Judah. The Book of Mormon teaches that the “New Jerusalem” will be established on the American continent by Israelites. Descendants of Judah will reestablish Old Jerusalem. The LDS church, according to the Book of Mormon, will concern itself with building the “New Jerusalem” on the American continent.

ID = [78896]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Goates, Claudia T. “Converted after Years of Membership.” Ensign, September 1977.
ID = [43801]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10868  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:34
Godbey, W. C. “The Book of Mormon.” The Home Monthly 7-8 (November 1869-March 1870): 226-30, 272- 79, 12-18, 72-75, 129-34.
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Five-part series offers a brief sketch of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Claims that the Lord himself visited Joseph Smith on September 21, 1823, and told Joseph that the American Indians were a remnant of Israel and that the record on precious plates was made of brass. Martin Harris was never allowed to see the plates, even though his name appears as one of the Three Witnesses. Parts of the Book of Mormon story resemble the Koran, Paradise Lost, and Spaulding’s manuscript.

ID = [80300]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1869-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Godfrey, Dale. “Can Forgiven Sins Be Returned?” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 77 (Summer 1992): 11-12.
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Scriptural passages in the Book of Mormon, Bible, and Doctrine and Covenants suggest that forgiven sins may not always remain so. In order to bring safety to the soul one must forgive others and “endure to the end” (1 Nephi 7:69).

ID = [79271]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1992-07-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:48
Godfrey, Donald G. “Frontiers Coming Together.” In In Their Footsteps. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
RSC Topics > A — C > Christmas
RSC Topics > D — F > Dating
RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > G — K > Honesty
RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
RSC Topics > L — P > Parenting
RSC Topics > T — Z > War
ID = [34326]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 119877  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
Godfrey, Kenneth H. “Review of Trouble Enough: Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, by Ernest H. Taves.” Dialogue 19 (Fall 1986): 13944.
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Book review.

ID = [80120]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1986-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Godfrey, Kenneth W. “A New Prophet and a New Scripture: The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, January 1988.
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Godfrey, Kenneth W. “What is the Significance of Zelph in the Study of Book of Mormon Geography?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 2 (1999): 70-79, 88.
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In June 1834, members of Zion’s Camp discovered skeleton bones that Joseph Smith reportedly revealed as belonging to a “white Lamanite” named Zelph. Many Latter-day Saints have referenced this unearthing as evidence that the Book of Mormon took place in North America, rather than in Mesoamerica. This article explores the significance and reliability of the accounts concerning Zelph’s existence, and it claims that although such a discovery is exciting and insightful, many of the accounts are inconsistent and most of the details surrounding Zelph and his life remain unknown. The skeleton cannot, therefore, provide conclusive evidence for anything, and Latter-day Saints should remember that more important than identifying the location of Book of Mormon events is strengthening their belief in the book’s divinity.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Lamanite; Mesoamerica; Smith; Zelph; Zion’s Camp
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Goff, Alan. “Alma’s Prophetic Commissioning Type Scene.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 51 (2022): 115-164.
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Abstract: The story often referred to as Alma’s conversion narrative is too often interpreted as a simplistic plagiarism of Paul’s conversion-to-Christianity story in the book of Acts. Both the New and Old Testaments appropriate an ancient narrative genre called the prophetic commissioning story. Paul’s and Alma’s commissioning narratives hearken back to this literary genre, and to refer to either as pilfered is to misunderstand not just these individual narratives but the larger approach Hebraic writers used in composing biblical and Book of Mormon narrative. To the modern mind the similarity in stories triggers explanations involving plagiarism and theft from earlier stories and denies the historicity of the narratives; ancient writers — especially of Hebraic narrative — had a quite different view of such concerns. To deny the historical nature of the stories because they appeal to particular narrative conventions is to impose a mistaken modern conceptual framework on the texts involved. A better and more complex grasp of Hebraic narrative is a necessary first step to understanding these two (and many more) Book of Mormon and biblical stories.
The idea of conversion has both a history and a geography.1

Keywords: Alma; Book of Mormon; conversion; prophetic commissioning
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
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Goff, Alan. “Boats, Beginnings, and Repetitions.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1, no. 1 (1992): 67-84.
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Ancient texts are too often approached using modern assumptions. Among those assumptions obstructing an understanding of ancient texts is the modern emphasis on originality and on writing as intellectual property. Ancient writers relished repetition—stories that were repeated in succeeding generations—over originality. The Bible is full of repeated or allusive stories, and the Book of Mormon often reinscribes this biblical emphasis on repetition. One such biblical reverberation in the Book of Mormon is Nephi’s ocean voyage, which evokes biblical stories of origination: creation, deluge, and exodus. These three stories of beginnings are carefully alluded to in Nephi’s own foundational story, exactly as we would expect to find in an ancient Hebraic text.

Keywords: Boat; Nephi; Repetition; Ship; Transoceanic Voyage; Voyage
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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
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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
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
Goff, Alan. “Brent Lee Metcalf, ‘Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity’” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): Article 14.
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Review of ?Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity? (1993), by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

ID = [206]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 49985  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Goff, Alan. “Dan Vogel’s Family Romance and the Book of Mormon as Smith Family Allegory.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 2 (2005): 321-400.
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Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Historicity; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
ID = [518]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 185556  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Goff, Alan. “The Dance of Reader and Text: Salomé, the Daughter of Jared, and the Regal Dance of Death.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): 1-52.
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Abstract: Modern readers too often and easily misread modern assumptions into ancient texts. One such notion is that when the reader encounters repeated stories in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, Herodotus, or numerous other texts, the obvious explanation that requires no supporting argument is that one text is plagiarizing or copying from the other. Ancient readers and writers viewed such repetitions differently. In this article, I examine the narratives of a young woman or girl dancing for a king with the promise from the ruler that whatever the dancer wants, she can request and receive; the request often entails a beheading. Some readers argue that a story in Ether 8 and 9, which has such a dance followed by a decapitation, is plagiarized from the gospels of Mark and Matthew: the narrative of the incarceration and death of John the Baptist. The reader of such repeated stories must study with a mindset more sympathetic to the conceptual world of antiquity in which such stories claim to be written. Biblical and Book of Mormon writers viewed such repetitions as the way God works in history, for Nephi asserts that “the course of the Lord is one eternal round” (1 Nephi 10:19), a claim he makes barely after summarizing his father’s vision of the tree of life, a dream he will repeat, expand upon, and make his own in 1 Nephi chapters 11–15 (and just because it is developed as derivative from his father’s dream in some way, no reader suggests it be taken as a plagiaristic borrowing). Nephi’s worldview is part of the shared mental system illustrated by his eponymous ancestor — Joseph, who gave his name to the two tribes of Joseph: Ephraim and Manasseh, the latter through which Lehi traced his descent (Alma 10:3) — for youthful Joseph boasts two dreams of his ascendance over his family members, interprets the two dreams of his fellow inmates, and articulates the meaning of Pharaoh’s two dreams, followed by his statement of meaning regarding such [Page 2]repetitions: “And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass” (Genesis 41:32). O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance? W. B. Yeats “Among the Schoolchildren”

Keywords: Book of Mormon; decapitation; Ether; historicity; repetitions; typology
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [81207]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 128449  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Goff, Alan. “A Hermeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Positivism, and the Bible and Book of Mormon.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1989.
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Biblical studies take two approaches—historical and literary. The latter focuses on the narrative. This study focuses on the narrative of the Book of Mormon, which is a collection of complex, interwoven texts, a canonical work and an ancient document. The author looks at the methods of those who want to see the Book of Mormon as a nineteenth-century document. This work is reviewed in M.239.

ID = [78888]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Goff, Alan. “Historical Narrative, Literary Narrative—Expelling Poetics from the Republic of History.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5 no. 1 (1996).
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Positivist historiography has always maintained an impermeable boundary between history and literature. But positivism is itself a historical sediment whose time is now past. Recent literary theory and historiography emphasize the continuities between history and literature. Under the domination of historiography by a positivist epistemology (from about 1880 to 1960), history attempted to free itself from its literary heritage. More recently theorists from a number of disciplines have recognized that history, both ancient and modern, has been informed by literary motifs, themes, and strategies. The repetition of the exodus literary pattern, for example, through the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and Christian history does nothing to bring into question the historical status of the events. The exodus patterns evident in Mosiah do not force the Book of Mormon to surrender historical claims just because they also happen to be literary.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [2923]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 110541  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Goff, Alan. “Likening in the Book of Mormon: A Look at Joseph M. Spencer’s An Other Testament: On Typology.” BYU Studies Quarterly 52, no. 4 (2013): 152.
ID = [10928]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 27792  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:13
Goff, Alan. “Mourning, Consolation, and Repentance at Nahom.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 92-99. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The death and burial of Ishmael at Nahom (see 1 Nephi 16:34-39) can puzzle readers who are uncertain about how the story fits into Nephi’s overall account or uncertain about why the incident is included at all. This section, however, is one of those parts of the Book of Mormon that contain hints of a deeper meaning than what appears on the surface. At least one important meaning of the Nahom episode is connected with the word Nahom itself.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Evidence; Historicity; Ishmael; Mourning; Nahom
ID = [75625]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 15553  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Goff, Alan. “Positivism and the Priority of Ideology in Mosiah-First Theories of Book of Mormon Production.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): 11-36.
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Review of Brent Lee Metcalfe. “The Priority of Mosiah: A Prelude to Book of Mormon Exegesis.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, and Review of Edwin Firmage Jr. “Historical Criticism and the Book of Mormon: A Personal Encounter.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, and Review of Susan Staker. “Secret Things, Hidden Things: The Seer Story in the Imaginative Economy of Joseph Smith.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Historicity; Joseph; Jr.; Seerstones; Smith; Translation
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [459]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 58683  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Goff, Alan. “Scratching the Surface of Book of Mormon Narratives.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 51-82.
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Review of Digging in Cumorah: Reclaiming Book of Mormon Narratives (1999), by Mark D. Thomas

Keywords: Form Criticism; Historicity; Literature; Scholarship
ID = [359]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 75561  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Goff, Alan. “The Stealing of the Daughters of the Lamanites.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., 67-74. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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A minor story in the Book of Mormon provides an example of how complex the task of reading the book can be. It also illustrates how much richer our understanding can be when we remember that the Book of Mormon is an ancient record with connections to other ancient records, particularly the Old Testament. In the book of Mosiah, a band of wicked priests hid in the wilderness and kidnapped some young women to be their wives (see 20:1-5). This story can be read as an adventure tale. If looked at carefully, however, it shows the kind of connections between the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament that demonstrate that the Book of Mormon is an ancient book.

Keywords: Amulonite; Daughters of the Lamanites; Historicity; Kidnapping; King Noah; Priests of King Noah; Womenhood
ID = [75623]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 14241  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Goff, Alan. “Types of Repetition and Shadows of History in Hebraic Narrative.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 45 (2021): 263-318.
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Abstract: Modern readers too often misunderstand ancient narrative. Typical of this incomprehension has been the inclination of modern biblical critics to view repetitions as narrative failures. Whether you call such repetitions types, narrative analogies, type scenes, midrashic recurrences, or numerous other names, this view of repeated elements has dominated modern readings of Hebraic narratives for at least 200 years. Robert Alter, who introduced a new yet antique understanding of repetitions in the Hebrew Bible in the 1980s, began to reverse this trend. Such repeated elements aren’t failures or shortcomings but are themselves artistic clues to narrative meaning that call readers to appreciate the depth of the story understood against the background of allusion and tradition. Richard Hays has brought similar insights to Christian scripture. The Book of Mormon incorporates the same narrative features as are present in other Hebraic narrative. The ancient rabbis highlighted the repeating elements in biblical narrative, noting that “what happens to the fathers, happens to the sons.” The story of Moroni’s raising the standard of liberty in Alma 46 illustrates the repetitive expectation by seeing the events of the biblical Joseph’s life repeated in the lives of these Nephite descendants of Joseph. Such recurrence in narratives can, considering the insights of Alter and Hays, reveal richness and depth in the narrative without detracting from the historical qualities of the text.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [3408]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64787  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:56
Goff, Alan. “Vox Populi and Vox Dei: Allusive Explorations of Biblical and Book of Mormon Politeias.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 47 (2021): 1-80.
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A review of David Charles Gore, The Voice of the People: Political Rhetoric in the Book of Mormon (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 2019). 229 pp. $15.95 (paperback).

Abstract: David Gore’s book The Voice of the People: Political Rhetoric in the Book of Mormon is a welcome reading of Book of Mormon passages which engage in conversation with the biblical politeia — those parts of the Hebrew Bible that explore the constituent parts of the Israelite governance under judges and kings. Gore asserts that the Book of Mormon politeia in Mosiah is in allusive dialogue not just with the Bible but also the Jaredite experience of kingship in Ether. This allusive (intertextual) feature is present not just in the Book of Mormon but any text (Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and other writings) in the biblical tradition. The textual connection is conveyed when the biblical Noah is a type and King Noah the anti-type. The same is true of the biblical Gideon, who is a narrative bridge between the period of the judges and the transformation to monarchy; the Book of Mormon Gideon serves a similar typological function, bridging the reign of kings to the period of judges. Our modern notions of federalism and democracy owe much to the biblical legacy of covenant and republicanism, and although the Book of Mormon political structures share some features with modern federalism, the roots of both go deep into the Hebrew Bible. The Book of Mormon politeia, also a branch of that biblical political legacy, requires that readers understand that filiation, and demands awareness of the dialogue between the Book of Mormon and the Bible on the subject, so such reading can enrich our understanding of both Hebraic scriptures.


[Page 2]There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.1

—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything in the universe goes by indirection. There are no straight lines.2

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [4620]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64763  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:02
Goff, Alan. “Working out Salvation History in the Book of Mormon Politeia with Fear and Trembling.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): 1-20.
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Review of James E. Faulconer, Mosiah: A Brief Theological Introduction (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020). 135 pages. $9.95 (paperback).Abstract: The Maxwell Institute for the Study of Religion has released another book in its series The Book of Mormon: Brief Theological Introductions. This book by James E. Faulconer more than ably engages five core elements of the book of Mosiah, exploring their theological implications. Faulconer puzzles through confusing passages and elements: why is the book rearranged so that it isn’t in chronological order? What might King Benjamin mean when he refers to the nothingness of humans? And what might Abinadi mean when he declares that Christ is both the Father and the Son? The most interesting parts of the introduction to Mosiah are those chapters that sort through the discussion of politics as both Alma1 and Mosiah2 sort out divine preferences in constitutional arrangements as the Nephites pass through a political revolution that shifts from rule by kings to rule by judges. Faulconer asserts that no particular political structure is preferred by God; in the chapter about economic arrangements, Faulconer (as in his analysis of political constitutions) asserts that deity doesn’t endorse any particular economic relationship.
My kingdom is not of this world.
John 18:36
I believe in God, but I detest theocracy. For every Government consists of mere men and is, strictly viewed, a makeshift; if it adds to its commands “Thus saith the Lord,” it lies, and lies dangerously.
C.S. Lewis, “Is Progress Possible”
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8‒9
Behold, great and marvelous are the works of the Lord. How unsearchable are the depths of the mysteries of him; and it is
impossible that man should find out all his ways. And no man knoweth of his ways save it be revealed unto him;
wherefore, brethren, despise not the revelations of God.
Jacob 4:8.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [3433]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 48589  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:56
Goheen, Katherine. “Incentive for a Fresh Start: Rhetorical Analysis of the Tree of Life in I Nephi.” Restoration Studies 13 (Fall, 2012): 99-119.
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Goheen examines the rhetorical performance of the Tree of Life narrative in the First Book of Nephi in the Book of Mormon. She contextualizes his analysis within the 19th century world of Joseph Smith, Jr. and compares the Tree of Life narrative to a dream that Joseph Smith, Sr. reportedly had.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Sr., sources; Dreams; Book of Mormon, literary context; ’Tree of Life’ representations
ID = [82038]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Golden, Christoffel, Jr. “Small and Simple Things.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2007.
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May we discover anew the divine power of daily prayer, the convincing influence of the Book of Mormon, and true devotion when partaking of the sacrament.

ID = [20599]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2007-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 5659  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:55:21
Gonzales, Franklin S. The Book of Mormon and Semitic Languages. Salt Lake City: by the author, 1986.
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A presentation of observations by Dr. Zaki Abdel-Malek and Dr. Sami R. Hanna, who were asked to translate the Book of Mormon into Arabic, on the Book of Mormon as a translation of a semitic language. They found that the book is compatible with the Bible, that Book of Mormon events and culture are compatible with Near Eastern customs, and that the syntax in the Book of Mormon is clearly indicative of Semitic languages and not English.

ID = [78359]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
González, Walter F. “The Savior’s Touch.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2019.
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As we come unto Him, God will come to our rescue, whether to heal us or to give us the strength to face any situation.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [23268]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2019-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 4315  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:55:28
Goodfellow, Mildred. “Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 77 (23 July 1930): 815.
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A poem describing the confiict between the Lamanites and Nephites and the final translation of the plates.

ID = [79114]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1930-07-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Goodkind, Howard W. “Lord Kingsborough Lost His Fortune Trying to Prove the Maya Were Descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes.” Biblical Archaeology Review 11 (September-October 1985): 54-65.
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Mentions the Book of Mormon and the Mormon belief of Hebrew origins of Native Americans. The writer is not very sympathetic to the Book of Mormon’s claim in this regard, noting that few non-Mormon archaeologists espoused the theory. Alleged anachronisms are also noted, such as the pre-Columbian horse, metallurgy, and nineteenth-century ideas that have since, according to the writer, proved inaccurate.

ID = [79725]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Top, Brent L., and Michael A. Goodman, eds. By Divine Design. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
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The prophets of God continually raise their warning voices and lovingly give counsel to strengthen our families and heighten the spirituality of our children. This is a gospel-centered “best practices” book for husbands and wives, fathers and mothers that is founded on prophetic teachings and substantiated by good science. This book will help readers gain new and important insights about our most important responsibilities in time and eternity—our families. By bringing together the “words of wisdom” from both religious sources and from the discoveries of solid research, families can be better equipped in their pursuit of success and happiness. ISBN 978-0-8425-2850-4

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [33250]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 12  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:49

Articles

Hill, E. Jeffrey. “Finding Life Harmony as We Struggle to Juggle.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > G — K > Happiness
ID = [34834]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 35261  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Goodman, Michael A. “The Influence of Faith on Marital Commitment.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Eternal Life
RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
ID = [34835]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 52567  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Ogletree, Mark D. “Healing the Time-Starved Marriage.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Dating
RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
ID = [34836]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 74395  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
McClendon, Richard J., and Debra Theobald McClendon. “Commitment to the Covenant: LDS Marriage and Divorce.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sealing
ID = [34837]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 41547  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Newell, Lloyd D., Julie H. Haupt, and Craig H. Hart. “Rearing Children in Love and Righteousness: Latitude, Limits, & Love.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [34838]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 83277  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:58
Erickson, Jenet Jacob. “Motherhood: Restoring Clarity and Vision in a World of Confusing Messages.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
ID = [34839]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 52966  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Hill, E. Jeffrey, and David C. Dollahite. “Faithful Fathering.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > D — F > The Family: A Proclamation to the World
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > Q — S > Service
RSC Topics > Q — S > Stewardship
ID = [34840]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 45972  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Top, Brent L., and Bruce A. Chadwick. “A House of Faith: How Family Religiosity Strengthens Our Children.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > T — Z > Testimony
RSC Topics > T — Z > Youth
ID = [34841]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 54361  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Padilla-Walker, Laura M. “Helping Children Put On the Whole Armor of God: A Proactive Approach to Parenting Teenagers.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
ID = [34842]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 48498  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Reber, Jeffrey S., and Steven P. Moody. “Perils and Prospects of Parenting LDS Youth in an Increasingly Narcissistic Culture.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Happiness
RSC Topics > L — P > Plan of Salvation
RSC Topics > T — Z > Youth
ID = [34843]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 61080  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Nelson, Larry J. “Emerging Adulthood: A Time to Prepare for One’s ‘Ministries’ in Life.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Dating
RSC Topics > D — F > Education
RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
RSC Topics > Q — S > Service
RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
RSC Topics > T — Z > Youth
ID = [34844]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 57141  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Nelson, Larry J., and Laura M. Padilla-Walker. “Parenting Lasts More Than 18 Years: Parenting Principles and Practices for Emerging-Adult Children.” In By Divine Design, eds. Brent L. Top and Michael A. Goodman. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2014.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [34845]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 49870  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Goodman, Michael A. “Laman and Lemuel: A Case Study in ‘Not Becoming’” 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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We can easily see Laman and Lemuel as being lost from the start. Almost like stock characters in a novel, they may appear to have little depth or complexity. This simplistic view makes it hard to identify the reasons behind, as well as the consequences of, Laman and Lemuel’s behavior. Consequently, if we do not look for deeper meaning in Laman and Lemuel’s story, we may fail to identify the necessary precepts to avoid the pitfalls they fell into and to which we are vulnerable today. Through a more contextual view of Laman and Lemuel’s lives, we are provided with a set of precepts to help us thrive spiritually in our day. As President Spencer W. Kimball taught, to be “forewarned is [to be] forearmed.” Ultimately, Laman and Lemuel’s lack of faith in and incorrect understanding of God led to their failure to become the righteous sons of God they were intended to be.

Keywords: Humility; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Prayer; Pride; Repentance; Scripture Study
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrifice
ID = [35806]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 27375  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Goodson, J. “Letter.” Messenger and Advocate Vol. 3, no. 1: October 1836: 397-99.
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Answers objections to the Book of Mormon concerning writing styles, quotations from the Bible contained in the Book of Mormon, non-Egyptian words such as “Jesus” and “Christ,” Ezra’s overlooking of Lehi’s writings, and Jesus not acknowledging the fulfillment of Lehi’s prophecies in his own life.

ID = [80874]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1836-10-01  Collections:  bom,mess-adv  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Goodwillie, Christian. “Shaker Richard McNemar: The Earliest Book of Mormon Reviewer.” Journal of Mormon History 37, no. 2 (Spring, 2011): 138-145.
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This article explores Shaker Richard McNemar’s life, and his 1831 review of the Book of Mormon. McNemar was involved in the Kentucky Revival movement, converted to Shakerism, and was present when Oliver Cowdery visited the Presbyterians in Union Village, Ohio. The author has also included a transcript of McNemar’s review, which includes a summary of the main points and McNemar’s criticism of the Mormon process of translation.

Keywords: Non-Mormon churches, Shakers; Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Cowdery, Oliver
ID = [82030]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Goodwin, Samuel H. “Additional Studies in Mormonism and Masonry.” Salt Lake City: n.p., 1932.
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An historical look at the anti-Masonic and historical factors present in up-state New York in the late 1820s following the murder of William Morgan. The author asserts that the Book of Mormon incorporates these factors into its discussion of the Gadianton robbers. A summary of the arguments for the “Gadianton-Mason” in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77481]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1932-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Goodwin, Samuel H. “Mormonism and Masonry - Anti-Masonry in the Book of Mormon.” The Builder 10, no. 11, 12 (November, 1924): 3-23, 34-49.
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The anti-Masonic movement of the 1820s and its influence on the Book of Mormon. Its injunctions against secret societies seen in opposition to Masonry.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, anti-Masonry; Freemasonry
ID = [82081]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1924-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Goodwin, Samuel H. “Mormonism and Masonry, Anti-Masonry in the Book of Mormon.” The Builder10 (November 1924): 323-48, 363-67.
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An attempt to explain the Gadianton robbers in the Book of Mormon on the basis of events in the late 1820s related to the Freemasons and the murder of William Morgan. Language used in the Book of Mormon to describe the Gadianton robbers is used elsewhere to describe Freemasons.

ID = [79823]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1924-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Gordon, Cyrus H. “America and the Ecumene of the Old Testament.” Society for Early Historic Archaeology Newsletter 125 (July 1971): 1-10.
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Shows many similarities between aspects of life in the Mediterranean world and ancient America, including linguistic similarities.

ID = [78971]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1971-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Gordon, Cyrus H. “A Hebrew Inscription Authenticated.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1, edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, 67-80. Vol. 1. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This first of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the contributors have learned from Dr. Nibley. Nearly every major subject that he has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the influence of Nibley, Copts and the Bible, the Seventy in scripture, the great apostasy, the book of Daniel in early Mormon thought, an early Christian initiation ritual, John’s Apocalypse, ancient Jewish seafaring, Native American rites of passage, Sinai as sanctuary and mountain of God, the Qurʾan and creation ex nihilo, and the sacred handclasp and embrace.
A discussion of the Bat Creek Inscription, a Hebrew inscription found in a burial site in Loudon County, Tennessee in 1889.

Keywords: Bat Creek Stone; Forgery; Hoax; Language - Hebrew
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Bible > Old Testament
ID = [2330]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 26134  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:48
Gordon, Steven H., and Thomas H. Patterson. Study Maps of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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A collection of maps of proposed Book of Mormon geographical sites in Mesoamerica and archaeological sites in relation to contemporary locations.

ID = [78298]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
Gore, David Charles. “Conversing and Calling in Alma 12 and 13.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [81737]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:15
Gore, David Charles. The Voice of the People: Political Rhetoric in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2019.
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“In our era of heated political discourse, the Book of Mormon makes a surprisingly serious contribution to understanding our social troubles. David Gore argues that this Latter-day scripture invites readers to cultivate a sober, wakeful approach to political discourse. To eschew self-indulgent politics in favor of a politics oriented toward others. Being with others and being for others is never easy. But by shouldering this work to persuade and be persuaded of the good we can make our political situation more prosperous and more enduring.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Political Rhetoric in; Book of Mormon; Politics, Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81480]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Gorton, H. Clay. “If There Be Faults.” Latter-day Digest 2 (March 1993): 30-38.
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Moroni’s concern over scriptural faults or errors was due to the fact that the Book of Mormon plates were written in reformed Egyptian rather than modified Hebrew. Mistakes in the Book of Mormon were corrected using the corrective form of the appositive or followed by the corrective phrase. This appears 69 times in the Book of Mormon but only once in the Doctrine and Covenants and only once in the Bible.

ID = [79569]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Gorton, H. Clay. The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon, 1994.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
ID = [29938]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:07
Gottfredson, Shawna Struthers. “Our Book of Mormon Party.” Ensign, March 1993.
ID = [50918]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2219  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:58
Graham, Daniel W. “David H. Mulholland, A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 17.
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Review of A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon (1989), by David H. Mulholland.

ID = [73]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 2143  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Graham, Pat, and Laurie K. Hutchinson. “Hold to the Rod.” Friend 18 (June 1988): 24-25.
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Children’s game based on Lehi’s vision (1 Nephi 8).

ID = [79536]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Graham, Pat, and Elise Niven Black. “Study the Book of Mormon.” Friend 18 (September 1988): 40-41.
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Children’s pictures of noted Book of Mormon figures that may be cut out and placed in chronological order.

ID = [80216]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Graham, Patricia L. “Follow Righteous Leaders.” Friend 18 (July 1988): 36-37.
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Children’s story of Captain Moroni and Amalickiah, based on Alma 46.

ID = [79455]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Graham, Patricia L. “Fun With Favorites.” Friend 18 (October 1988): 46-47.
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Children’s game based upon the Book of Mormon Liahona.

ID = [79472]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Graham, Patricia L. “Helaman and the Two Thousand Young Men of Faith.” Friend 16 (May 1986): 37.
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Retelling of the stripling warrior story for children, with pictures and brief commentary.

ID = [79519]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Graham, Patricia L. “Search the Scriptures.” Friend 18 (March 1988): 42-43.
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Children’s activity to enhance knowledge of Book of Mormon by arranging the books in the correct order.

ID = [80152]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Graham, Winifred. The Mormons: A Popular History from Earliest Times to the Present Day. London: Hurst & Blackett, 1913.
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A polemical work against Mormonism wherein the author favors the Spaulding hypothesis in explanation of its origin.

ID = [78589]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1913-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Grandy, David A. “Why Things Move: A New Look at Helaman 12:15.” BYU Studies Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2012): 99.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
ID = [11020]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 52088  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:14
Grant, Carter E. “An Angel Visited This Home.” Improvement Era 66, no. 3 (1963): 168-172, 190, 192, 194, 196.
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This article is a photographic essay regarding the Joseph Smith Jr. home, where the angel Moroni visited. It includes details of activities outside the home as well as a discussion of the translation of the gold plates.

Keywords: Angel Moroni, Book of Mormon Translation, Hale, Emma, Harmony, PA, Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846), Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [77069]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Grant, Carter E. The Kingdom of God Restored. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1955.
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Presents a history of the events that led to the coming forth of the Book of Mormon using Joseph Smith’s own words and historical accounts of Oliver Cowdery, Lucy Mack Smith, and others. There are facts about the Hill Cumorah and the monument placed there in honor of Moroni, and the translation of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78528]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1955-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Grant, Heber J., and Edward H. Anderson. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 26, no. 2 (1922): 155-156.
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This article consists of a compilation of quotes about the Book of Mormon from the Journal of Discourses. All quotes are from former leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Testimony
ID = [76914]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1922-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Cannon, Hugh J., and Heber J. Grant. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 32, no. 11 (1929): 879.
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This testimony affirms that Moroni visited Joseph Smith in his room on September 21, 1823, and, among other things, showed Joseph where the plates were hidden. After four years, Joseph received the plates and translated them.

Keywords: Angel Moroni, Book of Mormon, Gold Plates
ID = [77101]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Grant, Heber J., and John A. Widtsoe. “A Book of Mormon Manuscript in Russian.” Improvement Era 40, no. 6 (1937): 339.
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This article tells of the work conducted by Andre K. Anastasiou on a Russian translation of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Foreign Language Translation, Language – Russian
ID = [76894]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1937-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “The Book of Mormon Revealed to Joseph the Prophet.” Improvement Era 26, no. 11 (1923): 1053-1056.
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This article recounts the events of the night of September 21, 1823, when the angel Moroni visited with the Prophet Joseph Smith and first revealed the hiding place of the divine records.

Keywords: Angel Moroni, Gold Plates, Hill Cumorah, Jr., Smith, Joseph
ID = [76808]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Grant, Heber J. “Discourse by Elder Heber J. Grant.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 60, no. 23 (9 June 1898): 353-58.
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Grant testifies at the Salt Lake Stake Conference, March 13, 1898, that one can know gospel truths and later apostatize through disobedience. Grant reads Oliver Cowdery’s testimony of the Book of Mormon and quotes him as saying that the reason he left the Church was because he had sinned and he hoped to rejoin the Latter-day Saints.

ID = [81017]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1898-06-09  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
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
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “Hagoth’s Lost Ships and Hawaii.” Improvement Era 27, no. 5 (1924): 482-483.
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In this article, the episode about Hagoth and his sea-venturing ships is quoted from Alma 63 and the theory advanced that the Polynesians descended from Book of Mormon peoples who sailed to Hawaii. It also compares rituals and customs of the ancient Hawaiians with the Israelites.

Keywords: Hagoth, Hawaii, Polynesia
ID = [77125]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “How About It?” Improvement Era 30, no. 11 (1927): 1050-1051.
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This article is a challenge to read the Book of Mormon to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of the delivery of the plates to Joseph Smith, and a warning against neglecting the scriptures. The Book of Mormon is the word of God,