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Bean, Willard W. A.B.C. History of Palmyra and the Beginning of “Mormonism”. Palmyra, N.Y.: Palmyra Courier Co., 1938.
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Writes concerning the early history of Palmyra, the arrival and history of the Smith family, Joseph Smith’s interest in the religious revival, the details of the First Vision, and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

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“Aaron Teaches Lamoni’s Father.” Friend 23 (March 1993): 32-33.
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Scenes from Aaron’s conversion of King Lamoni’s father illustrated in color for children.

ID = [78950]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Reynolds, George. “Aaron, Son of Mosiah.” Juvenile Instructor 26 (1 November 1891): 650-53.
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Aaron chose missionary service over the opportunity to serve as king and suffered hardship and inhumane treatment to preach the gospel to the Lamanites. Though little is known about him, the Book of Mormon sets forth the greatness of his character.

ID = [78951]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1891-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Reynolds, George. “Aaron, Son of Mosiah.” Juvenile Instructor 26, no. 21 (1891): 650-653.
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Aaron chose missionary service over the opportunity to serve as king and suffered hardship and inhumane treatment to preach the gospel to the Lamanites. Though little is known about him, the Book of Mormon sets forth the greatness of his character.

Keywords: Aaron (Son of King Mosiah), Missionary Work
ID = [75987]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1891-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Christensen, Joe J. “‘Abiding by Its Precepts’” 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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I submit that anyone who reads the Book of Mormon and receives a testimony of its truthfulness by the power of the Holy Ghost will be motivated to live a life more consistent with the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. He or she will become a better person. The Book of Mormon is action oriented. It is motivational. As long as the Spirit continues to strive with such individuals, their consciences will not let them be completely at peace until they improve their lives. Abiding by the precepts, teachings, and commandments taught so clearly in its pages will help a person proximately in this life and ultimately in the life to come. As a result, I resonate positively to the theme of this symposium: “Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts.”

Keywords: Doctrine; Joseph; Jr.; Precept; Pride; Salvation; Scripture Study; Smith
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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
Cramer, Lew W. “Abinadi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet), Martyrdom, Prophet
ID = [74159]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 6565  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:00
Hopkin, Shon D., ed. Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Under the guidance of some of the best thinkers on the Book of Mormon, the Abinadi narrative springs to life as each chapter approaches Abinadi’s story and words from a different perspective. Whether viewed through a sociopolitical, literary, theological, philosophical, or historical lens, new insights and a new appreciation for the richness of Abinadi’s discourse will help readers reignite their passion for the beauty and depth of the Book of Mormon. This volume is written for an informed, Latter-day Saint audience and seeks to make a contribution with other high-quality research and writing being done on the Book of Mormon. It is produced by members of Brigham Young University’s Book of Mormon Academy, a group of scholars dedicated to research on the Book of Mormon. Each of the members brings a different area of expertise to bear on the Abinadi narrative. As that narrative is viewed from a variety of angles, its richness, beauty, and profound meaning come more clearly into focus. ISBN 978-1-9443-9426-4

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Articles

Ludlow, Jared W. “‘A Messenger of Good and Evil Tidings’: A Narrative Study of Abinadi.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 1–26. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34307]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 60792  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Belnap, Daniel L. “The Abinadi Narrative, Redemption, and the Struggle of Nephite Identity.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 27–66. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Judd, Frank F., Jr. “Conflicting Interpretations of Isaiah in Abinadi’s Trial.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 67–90. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Hilton, John, III. “Abinadi’s Legacy: Tracing His Influence through the Book of Mormon.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 93–116. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Frederick, Nicholas J. “‘If Christ Had Not Come into the World’” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 117–138. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Hopkin, Shon D. “Isaiah 52–53 and Mosiah 13–14.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 139–66. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Hull, Kerry. “An ‘East Wind’: Old and New World Perspectives.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 167–208. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34313]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 93943  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Hull, Kerry, and Mark Alan Wright. “Ethnohistorical Sources and the Death of Abinadi.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 209–30. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34314]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 44726  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Easton-Flake, Amy. “Infant Salvation: Book of Mormon Theology in a Nineteenth-Century Context.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 233–62. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Spencer, Joseph M. “As Though, As Though Not: Time, Being, and Negation.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 263–86. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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“Abinadi and King Noah.” Friend 12 (March 1982): 27-29.
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Cartoon for children presenting the story of Abinadi.

ID = [78953]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1982-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Welch, John W., Robert F. Smith, and Gordon C. Thomasson. “Abinadi and Pentecost.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Moses (Prophet); Pentecost; Psalms (Book)
ID = [66481]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Parker, Jared T. “Abinadi on the Father and the Son: Interpretation and Application.” 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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An important part of drawing nearer to God is coming to know and understand Him through the scriptures He has given us—especially the Book of Mormon, since it contains many plain and precious truths missing from our current Bible. Although most Book of Mormon passages are easy to understand, some are more difficult, such as Abinadi’s teachings about the Father and the Son in Mosiah 15:2–5. Yet Mormon’s inclusion of these words in his abridgment suggests that the Lord wants us to have these teachings and wants us to understand them. Accordingly, many have written about what Abinadi taught—that Jesus Christ is the Father and the Son—and have provided valuable insights and explanations. In these discussions, however, a satisfactory explanation of why Abinadi spoke this way appears to be unaddressed. Abinadi’s teachings can help us know God better and thereby draw nearer to Him if we (1) correctly interpret the why and what of his message and (2) apply his teachings in our study of the scriptures.

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Application; God the Father; Godhead; Jesus Christ; Prophet; Role; Title; Trinity
ID = [35809]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 35414  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
MacFarlane. “Abinadi the Martyr.” Contributor 10 (July 1889): 352-53.
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A poem telling the story of Abinadi, his preaching to King Noah, and his martyrdom.

ID = [78954]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
MacFarlane, A.N. “Abinadi the Martyr.” The Contributor 10, no. 9 (1889): 352-353.
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A poem telling the story of Abinadi, his preaching to King Noah, and his martyrdom.

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet), Poetry
ID = [76013]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “Abinadi with Shon Hopkin.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 28, 2018.
ID = [5452]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-02-28  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 679  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:05
Robison, Pamela Kaye. Abinadi, Man of God. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1981.
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An illustrated storybook for children. Features an account of Abinadi, his preaching, and eventual martyrdom.

ID = [77476]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Seely, David Rolph. “Abinadi, Moses, Isaiah, and Christ: O How Beautiful Upon the Mountains Are Their Feet.” The 28th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 1999.
ID = [38821]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:59
Smith, Andrew C. “Abinadi: A Minor Prophet, A Major Contributor.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 28 (2018): 261-272.
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Abstract: The new edited volume Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, from the Book of Mormon Academy, is a valuable contribution to Book of Mormon studies. It should find a wide audience and stimulate greater and deeper thinking about the pivotal contributions of Abinadi to the Book of Mormon. It should, however, not be considered the end of the conversation. This review discusses the volume’s importance within Book of Mormon scholarship generally. It also highlights certain valuable contributions from each of the authors, and points out places where more can be said and deeper analysis is needed.
Review of Shon D. Hopkin, ed. Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise (Provo and Salt Lake City, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, and Deseret Book, 2018), 404 pp. $27.99.

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Matthews, Robert J. “Abinadi: Prophet and Martyr.” Ensign, April 1992.
ID = [50441]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13678  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:51
Parker, Todd B. “Abinadi: The Man and the Message.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Todd Parker discusses the meaning of Abinadi’s name and compares his circumstances to those of John the Baptist and his message to that of King Benjamin. He points out legal pretexts for Abinadi’s trial from Old Testament passages, and demonstrates how the priests of King Noah misunderstood the function of prophecy. Abinadi provides several examples of types and shadows pointing to the mission of Christ.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Christ
ID = [8550]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Matthews, Robert J. “Abinadi: The Prophet and Martyr.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 91–111. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
ID = [36834]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 41696  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Nyman, Monte S. “Abinadi’s Commentary on Isaiah.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 161–186. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
ID = [36837]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 47554  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Sukys, Renata W. “Abinadi’s Teaching Style.” Ensign, April 1992.
ID = [50442]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4511  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:51
Johnson, Sherrie Mills. “Abish, Lamanite Woman of God.” Friend 18 (February 1988): 48-49.
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A story for children depicting Ammon teaching the gospel to King Lamoni and recounting the testimony of Abish (Alma 19).

ID = [78955]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Bowen, Matthew L. “Abish, Theophanies, and the First Lamanite Restoration.” Religious Educator Vol. 19 no. 1 (2018).
ID = [38397]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 60191  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
Jensen, Robin Scott. “Abner Cole and The Reflector: Another Clue to the Timing of the 1830 Book of Mormon Printing.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015).
ID = [3332]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15932  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Barnett, Henry W. “The Aborigines of America.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 22, no. 17 (28 April 1860): 258-60.
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Old Testament and Book of Mormon prophecies provide answers to questions concerning the origins of the American Indians who are of the House of Israel. The record called the stick of Joseph came forth as the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80939]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1860-04-28  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Etzenhouser, Rudolf, and Rondie S. Rudolph. “About Cumorah.” Saints’ Herald 50 (18 March 1903): 246-51.
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Believes that even though the major events of the Book of Mormon took place in South America, it would have been possible for the gold plates to have been brought to New York. Author argues, therefore, that the Hill Cumorah is in New York.

ID = [78956]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1903-03-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Brown, S. Kent, and Peter N. Johnson, eds. “About the Authors.” In Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land
ID = [75530]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Budge, E. A. Wallis. “About the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 42, no. 3 (19 January 1880): 41-44.
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Presents a life sketch of the Alma family, many of whom became prophets. The life of Alma the Younger is compared to the Apostle Paul—both were called upon to repent and became great missionaries for the Lord. The prophecies of Alma are among the most numerous, important, and interesting in the Book of Mormon, and his inspired advice to his sons contains many doctrinal matters. Helaman the son of Helaman, grandson of Alma, carried on the work of righteousness in spite of the Gadianton robbers. His son Nephi was a great prophet who paved the way for the visit of Christ in America. Nephi’s brother Lehi and Lehi’s son Nephi were also great leaders.

ID = [80978]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-01-19  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
“About the Book of Mormon.” Deseret Weekly 54 (12 June 1897): 826.
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The connection of the Book of Mormon with Solomon Spaulding’s Manuscript Story was invented by E. D. Howe in his book, Mormonism Unveiled. Howe’s “book was a lie from beginning to end, and it is now pretty certain that Howe knew that it was a lie when he published it”

ID = [78957]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1897-06-12  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Crowley, Ariel L. About the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1961.
ID = [77188]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1961-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
About the Book of Mormon. Leatherhead, Surrey, England: West European Mission, 1965.
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A tract that describes the contents of the Book of Mormon, presents comments on the eleven witnesses, and introduces some archaeological proposals about metal plates.

ID = [77477]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1965-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
“About the Book of Mormon: You Can Be Happier.” N.p.: West European Mission,n.d.
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A pamphlet that encourages Book of Mormon reading by providing interesting facts and an overview of its contents and the testimonies of the eleven witnesses.

ID = [77478]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Beardall, C. Douglas, and Jewel N. Beardall. About the Three Nephites. Provo, UT: LDS Book Publications, 1992.
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A discussion of the Three Nephites (3 Nephi 28:1-9). Presents a collection of some sixty different Three Nephites stories.

ID = [77479]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Skousen, Royal. About this Online Edition of Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2014.
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The version available here online at Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is a reproduction of the printed version of ATV, published in 2004–2009 by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, now a part of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. No textual adjustments to the printed version have been made. ATV appears in six books and gives a complete analysis of all the important cases of textual variation (or potential variation) in the history of the Book of Mormon. It starts out with the title page of the Book of Mormon and the two witness statements, then turns to 1 Nephi and continues through the Book of Mormon to the end of Moroni.

ID = [6742]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:15
Spendlove, Loren Blake. “Abraham’s Amen and Believing in Christ: Possible Applications in the Book of Mormon Text.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 49 (2021): 37-62.
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Abstract: Following the discovery of delocutive verbs and their likely usage in the Hebrew Bible, Meredith Kline proposed that the verb האמין (he’emin) in Genesis 15:6 — traditionally interpreted as a denominative verb meaning “he believed” — should be understood as a delocutive verb meaning “he declared ‘amen.’” Rather than reading Genesis 15:6 as a passive statement — Abraham believed in Yahweh — Kline argued that we should interpret this verse in the active sense, that Abraham vocally declared his amen in Yahweh’s covenantal promise. In this light, I have analyzed various passages in the Book of Mormon that utilize similar verbiage — “believe in Christ,” for example — to examine how their meanings might be enhanced by interpreting the verbs as delocutives rather than denominatives.

ID = [6496]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 62016  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Moss, Robert H. The Abridger, A Novel of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Acme, 1989.
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A novel based on the life and character of the prophet Mormon.

ID = [78326]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Olsen, Steven L. “Abridging the Records of the Zoramite Mission: Mormon as Historian.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 52 (2022): 183-190.
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Abstract: Since the mid-twentieth century, scholarly studies of the literary craftsmanship of biblical texts have revealed considerable insights into the intended purposes of the authors of these scriptural narratives. The present study applies the analytical methods of these studies to Mormon’s abridgment of Alma’s records of the Zoramite mission (Alma 31–35), revealing intricate patterns of literary conventions ranging from the most specific (e.g., diction, syntax, and figures of speech) to the most general (e.g., rhetoric, tone, and structural logic). From this perspective, Alma 31 provides a framework to distinguish Nephite and Zoramite religious practices and structure the narrative of the entire Zoramite mission, including the missionaries’ teachings. More broadly, Mormon’s account of the Zoramite mission sets the stage for the general degradation of Nephite society that focuses his abridgment of Nephi’s Large Plates for the next one hundred years.
[Editor’s Note: This article provides a good example of using literary analysis to enhance understanding of the scriptures. While it was previously published, it has not been widely accessible, and thus we have chosen to republish it to bring it to the attention of readers. It was first presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Mormon Letters, 25 January 1992, at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. An abridged and edited version was later published as “Patterns of Prayer: Humility or Pride,” Ensign 22, no. 8 (August 1992), 8–11, https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1992/08/patterns-of-prayer-humility-or-pride. The original presentation was included in The Association for Mormon Letters Annual 1994, 212–15. The article is reprinted here with the permission of the author, with minor edits.]

Keywords: Book of Mormon; literary analysis; reprint; Zoramites
ID = [12560]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 17142  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:01
Smith, Daymon M. The Abridging Works: The Epic and Historic Book of Mormon Arranged in Sequence of Composition. CreateSpace, 2011.
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The record translated and published in 1830 as the Book of Mormon was composed by Mormon and other authors in some sequence. Here at last we can read the text in its sequence of composition. The result is an utterly original reading of the Book of Mormon. This reading reveals surprises within the text itself. The biography of Mormon composed over three decades shapes the historical narrative; an original introduction to the earliest (and lost) abridgment is recovered from what is now called 3 Nephi; and a groundbreaking revision of the received tradition regarding the Small and Large Plates of Nephi is brought forward. Additional essays by the editor introduce evidence for an order of composition by Mormon, Moroni, and others. Material is presented that 1 Nephi was added in June 1829, and compiled from additional plates recovered from Cumorah. Other essays give new insights into the role of lineage in the transmission of records, speculate on an alternate history of the “lost leaves” of 1828, and introduce a theory of translation essential for scholarly study of the Book of Mormon. And happily, the text has been freed from the constraints of column and verse, and oriented to the epic and historic genres more appropriate for its wingspan and tragic grandeur, for appreciating the complexity of its composition. [Publisher]

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81516]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Black, Sharon, Bradley R. Wilcox, Wendy Baker Smemoe, and Bruce L. Brown. “Absence of ‘Joseph Smith’ in the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 17 no. 2 (2016).
ID = [38447]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2016-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 45709  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:56
Cannon, George Q. “The Abundant Testimonies to the Work of God, Etc.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 22. 1882, 252–259.
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Discourse by President George Q. Cannon, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, September 18, 1881. Reported By: John Irvine.

ID = [29468]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1881-08-18  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc  Size: 26478  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:41
Stenson, Matthew Scott. “‘According to the Spirit of Revelation and Prophecy’: Alma2’s Prophetic Warning of Christ’s Coming to the Lehites (and Others).” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 55 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 55 (2023): 107-168.
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Abstract: Some students of the Book of Mormon have felt that while the coming of the Lord to the Lehites was clearly revealed to and taught by Nephi1, those prophecies having to do with the subject may not have been widely circulated or continuously preserved among the Nephites, while others have argued for continuity of knowledge about Nephi1’s prophecies among writers and their contemporary audiences. Reexamination of the Book of Mormon in light of these issues reveals that the teaching that Christ would appear among the Lehites was actually taught with some consistency by Alma2 and was, it would seem, common knowledge among the Nephites. It appears that the predicted coming was well established, even if the nature of it was not. Specifically, I argue that Alma2 often taught of the coming of Christ to the Lehites but in context with other events such as Jesus’s coming to the Jews and to others not of the known fold. To make this case, I concentrate on Alma2’s writings, especially those in Alma 5 (borrowing liberally also from Alma 7, 13, 16, 39, Helaman 16:4–5, 13–14, and 3 Nephi 8–10). Alma 5 houses many prophetic statements that urgently point to the coming of the Lord to the Nephite church. The value of this approach is to attempt to demonstrate that Alma 5 contains more than has been supposed and, in effect, challenges claims for discontinuity in the middle portion of the Nephite record. This approach should tend to renew our interest in the other nuanced teachings of the prophet Alma2 and others. Yea, thus sayeth the Spirit: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, for the kingdom of heaven is soon at hand; yea, the Son of God cometh in his glory, in his might, majesty, power, and dominion. Yea, my beloved brethren, I say unto you, that the [Page 108]Spirit sayeth: Behold the glory of the King of all the earth; and also the King of heaven shall very soon shine forth among all the children of men. (Alma 5:50)

Keywords: Alma; Book of Mormon; Christ
ID = [81230]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 162315  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Taeger, Stephan. “According to Their Faith: Alma and Amulek Typify Jesus in Overcoming Evil.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81586]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Wright, Mark Alan. “‘According to Their Language, unto Their Understanding’: The Cultural Context of Hierophanies and Theophanies in Latter-day Saint Canon.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 3 no. 1 (2011).
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The prophet Nephi declared that the Lord speaks to his people “according to their language, unto their understanding” (2 Nephi 31:3). Religious beliefs are an integral part of a culture’s shared “language,” and the ways in which individuals interpret supernatural manifestations is typically mediated through their cultural background. The hierophanies recorded in Latter-day Saint canon directly reflect the unique cultural background of the individuals who witnessed them. This paper analyzes several distinct hierophanies witnessed by prophets in both the Old and New Worlds and discusses the cultural context in which such manifestations occur, which aids modern readers in obtaining a greater understanding of the revelatory process recounted in these texts.

ID = [7028]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-sba  Size: 33024  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Hunt, C. J. “An Acknowledgment to John Whitmer: One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 97 (6 February 1950): 131.
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John Whitmer saw and handled the plates in 1829 and assisted Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the final preparation of the Book of Mormon manuscript. In his later years, he affirmed his testimony many times.

ID = [78992]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-02-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Book of Mormon Central. “Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge: Act in Faith.” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #260. January 11, 2017.
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Keywords: Faith; Jesus Christ; Prayer; Holy Ghost; Revelation; Nephi; Laman; Lemuel; Zeezrom; Lamoni; King Lamoni; Alma; Aaron; Nephites; Lamanites; Liahona; Lehi; Covenants
ID = [8076]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-01-11  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11053  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Aston, Warren P. “Across Arabia with Lehi and Sariah: ‘Truth Shall Spring out of the Earth’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 no. 2 (2006).
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Utilizing techniques adapted from literary criticism, this paper investigates the narrative structure of the Book of Mormon, particularly the relationship between Nephi’s first-person account and Mormon’s third-person abridgment. A comparison of the order and relative prominence of material from 1 Nephi 12 with the content of Mormon’s historical record reveals that Mormon may have intentionally patterned the structure of his narrative after Nephi’s prophetic vision—a conclusion hinted at by Mormon himself in his editorial comments. With this understanding, readers of the Book of Mormon can see how Mormon’s sometimes unusual editorial decisions are actually guided by an overarching desire to show that Nephi’s prophecies have been dramatically and literally fulfilled in the history of his people.

ID = [3189]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 37175  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Sweat, Anthony. “Active Learning and the Savior’s Nephite Ministry.” Religious Educator Vol. 10 no. 3 (2009).
ID = [38281]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2009-01-03  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 28039  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:54
West, Sandee Gladden. “The Ad.” Ensign, August 1990.
ID = [49646]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2422  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:14
Williams, Samuel Cole, ed. Adair’s History of the American Indians. Johnson City, TN: Watauga Press, 1930.
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A reprint of Adair’s work with an index, extended notes by the editor of Adair’s original notes, and an introduction giving an account of Adair and the book.

ID = [77480]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1930-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Hafen, Bruce C., and Marie K. Hafen. “Adam, Eve, the Book of Moses, and the Temple: The Story of Receiving Christ’s Atonement.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 46 (2021): 157-200.
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Abstract: The authors begin by highlighting the importance of Book of Moses research that has discovered plausible findings for its historicity, rendering it at least reasonable to give the benefit of the doubt to sacred premises — even if, ultimately, the choice of premises is just that, a choice. Emphasizing the relevance of the Book of Moses to the temple, they note that the Book of Moses is not only an ancient temple text, but also the ideal scriptural context for a modern temple preparation course. Going further, the authors address an important question raised by some who have asked: “Since Christ is at the center of the gospel, why doesn’t the temple endowment teach the story of the life of Christ? What’s all this about Adam and Eve?” The answer given in detail in the paper is as follows: “The story of the life of Christ is the story of giving the Atonement. And the story of Adam and Eve is the story of receiving the Atonement. Their story is our story, too.”
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the Latter-day Saint community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.
See Bruce C. Hafen and Marie K. Hafen, “Adam, Eve, the Book of Moses, and the Temple: The Story of Receiving Christ’s Atonement,” in Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses: Inspired Origins, Temple Contexts, and Literary Qualities, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, David R. Seely, John W. Welch and Scott Gordon (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central; Redding, CA: FAIR; Tooele, UT: Eborn Books, 2021), page numbers forthcoming. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-threads-in-the-book-of-moses/.]Historicity and Plausibility of the Book of Moses.

ID = [3387]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64126  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Ricks, Stephen D. “Adam’s Fall in the Book of Mormon, Second Temple Judaism, and Early Christianity.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 595–605. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Early Christianity; Fall of Adam; Second Temple Judaism
ID = [67909]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,old-test  Size: 20521  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Lewis, William, Jr. “An Adaptation of the Book of Mormon for Radio.” M.A. thesis, Northwestern University, 1948.
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A series of dramatic scripts based on the Book of Mormon, designed as radio programs. Music, sound effects, and dialogue are features of the thesis.

ID = [78993]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1948-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Ball, Isaac B. “Additional Internal Evidence of the Authenticity of the Book of Mormon I.” Improvement Era 34, no. 7 (1931): 387-389, 428-429.
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This series defends the reality of the natural catastrophes described in 3 Nephi 8-10. It quotes descriptions of more recent hurricanes and earthquakes to show how similar the details are and how accurate the Book of Mormon account is. The account in 3 Nephi 8-10 is so accurate that neither Joseph Smith nor Oliver Cowdery could have had sufficient knowledge of the facts of natural disasters to have invented this description. The first part covers hurricanes.

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

Keywords: 3 Nephi, Earthquake, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Volcanic Eruption
ID = [77106]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1931-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Additional Janus Parallels in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 47 (2021): 81-90.
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Abstract: A little more than 40 years ago, Cyrus Gordon discovered and described for the first time an ancient literary technique which he had found in the Hebrew Bible, and he gave it a name — a Janus parallel. That is why no one, more than 40 years ago, could have faked a Hebrew Janus parallel in an English translation of an ancient document. But, as I reasoned, if Janus parallels were a Hebrew literary device at the time Lehi left Jerusalem (for an analog see chiasmus), then such parallels probably can be found in the Book of Mormon. In this article I describe the technical methodology for discovering Janus parallels in an English translation, and I provide two new examples.


ID = [4621]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 17094  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:58
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
Horne, Dennis B. “Additional Witnesses of the Coming Forth and Content of the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 20, 2016.
ID = [4845]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-04-20  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 18658  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:00
Whitmer, John. “Address.” Messenger and Advocate Vol. 2, no. 6: March 1836: 285-88.
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Reiterates his testimony as one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon. Testimony is borne with conviction.

ID = [80871]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1835-09-01  Collections:  bom,mess-adv  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Lee, Harold B. Address Delivered by Elder Harold B. Lee. Cambridge, MA: New England Mission, 21 May 1962.
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An address to missionaries on the angel “flying in the midst of heaven” (Moroni) and the Book of Mormon containing the fullness of the gospel.

ID = [77482]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Whitmer, David K. “An Address to All Believers in Christ. By a Witness to the Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon.” Richmond, MO: n.p., 1887.
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This pamphlet was circulated to refute the claim that the Three Witnesses had denied their testimonies. In spite of his negative feelings toward the Church, David Whitmer strongly testifies of the divine origin of the Book of Mormon. He refutes the Solomon Spaulding manuscript theory and applauds the character of the witnesses. The Book of Mormon denounces the iniquity of polygamy.

ID = [77503]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1887-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Shaw, W. E. “Address to the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 9, no. 3 (1 February 1847): 44.
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A nine-stanza poem dedicated to the Book of Mormon. The ninth stanza summarizes the entire poem: “Now I behold thee, open to my gaze, The Stick of Ephraim sent in these last days, To warn the nations, gather Israel in, Bring Christ to earth, and make an end of sin”

ID = [80974]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1847-02-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Snow, Erastus, and Benjamin Winchester. “An Address to the Citizens of Salem (Mass.) and Vicinity.” Times and Seasons Vol. 3, no. 1: November 15, 1841: 578-84.
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Part of an open letter proclaiming the message of the Restoration. Shows the Book of Mormon to be a fulfillment of prophecy. Addresses the objection concerning the anathema of adding to the book of Revelation. Quotes Parley P. Pratt regarding the Book of Mormon as a record of ancient America.

ID = [80887]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1842-01-15  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Butler, John M. “Addressing Questions Surrounding the Book of Mormon and DNA Research.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): 101-108.
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Butler discusses the premises of the DNA argument between supporters and critics of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Jaredite; Lehite; Mulekite; Native Americans
ID = [528]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 16786  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
“The Advent of the Prince of Peace.” Relief Society Magazine 5 (December 1918): 709-12.
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3 Nephi 8 records the great calamity and destruction that occurred at the coming of Christ to America. Similar destructive occurrences will occur before Christ’s Second Coming to the world. Drawing parallels between the two comings of Jesus assists those of the latter-days to prepare for his coming.

ID = [80257]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
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
Hawthornthwaite, Samuel. Adventures among the Mormons. Manchester: By the author, 1857.
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A polemical work against Mormonism, written by a former Mormon. The Book of Mormon condemns polygamy. The book contains various anachronisms, including the mention of the Mariner’s compass and the use of scimitars hundreds of years before they were ever in use. The character of the Book of Mormon witnesses is discredited. Modern terms such as “priestcraft,” “lawyers,” and”machinery” found in the Book of Mormon are considered to be proof of forgery. The Jaredite barges are ridiculed by the author as well.

ID = [77483]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1857-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Anway, Joseph H., and Carol Anway. Adventures in a New Land: An Overview of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1987.
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A Book of Mormon study guide consisting of thirty-four lessons. Also includes author’s interpretations of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77484]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
“An Advertiser and the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 49 (11 June 1902): 572.
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A plea is made to all saints to await the great judgment of God, when the enemies of the Book of Mormon will be judged and the saints vindicated. There are righteous causes that cannot be tried in the tribunals of men.

ID = [78995]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1902-06-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
LeBaron, E. Dale. “African Converts Without Baptism.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, November 3, 1998.
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Keywords: Baptism; Book of Mormon; Conversion; History
ID = [69178]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1998-11-03  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:59
Ludlow, Jared W. “‘After All We Can Do’ (2 Nephi 25:23).” Religious Educator Vol. 18 no. 1 (2017).
ID = [38426]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 36927  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:56
O’Neill, Michael. “After the Book of Mormon, What? An Introduction to the Works of Ixtlilxochitl.” California Intermountain News (23 September 1976): 4.
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Archaeologists have largely suppressed the writings of Ixtlilxochitl, considering them to be “baseless dreams of poetic fancy”

ID = [78958]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1976-09-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Shannon, Avram R. “After Whose Order?: Kingship and Priesthood in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 60, no. 4 (2021): 75-91.
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This article illustrates the Nephite notions of priesthood and church in order to show that the Book of Mormon conception of priesthood is based on Judahite notions of kingly priesthood and ideas firmly rooted in the biblical law of Moses and the Sinai Covenant. This is the underlying idea behind Alma2’s discussion of Melchizedek in Alma 13. In this article, I first look at “priest” in the biblical record and tradition. I follow this with a discussion of Book of Mormon “priesthood” notions up to Alma1 and Alma2 (including the interaction with Nehor). Finally, I examine the conflict between Alma2 and the Nehorite people of Ammonihah, where Alma2 draws on a narrative expansion of the Melchizedek tradition in Genesis 14 to make his point about his priesthood order and its superiority to the order of Nehor.

Keywords: Alma the Younger; Ammonihah (City of); Melchizedek (King of Salem); Nephite Kingship; Order of Nehor; Priesthood
ID = [10540]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 27904  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:15
Ludlow, Victor L. “Agency—It’s Our Choice: Book of Mormon Insights.” 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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The choices we make may not affect the future history of our nation, but they do impact our personal destiny and influence those in our families and other circles of influence. Indeed, the cause-effect relationship of our choices is a major message of the Book of Mormon. In its pages, we learn about the nature of human agency and the enduring consequences of our choices. This chapter will discuss what agency is; how, where, and by whom various principles of agency are taught; and how understanding and applying the basic elements of agency will bring us nearer to God.

Keywords: Agency; Free Will
ID = [35805]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 26685  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Stoker, Kevin, Kellene Ricks, and John H. Hart. “Aggression—Beginning of End.” Church News 58 (12 November 1988): 14.
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Tells how the Nephites started declining when they became the aggressors by attacking the Lamanites.

ID = [78959]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-11-12  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Harris, Franklin S. “Agricultural Conditions in Book of Mormon Times.” Improvement Era 17, no. 2 (1913): 97-100.
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This article argues that Book of Mormon references and archaeological evidences (i.e. complex irrigation systems and terraces) from early agricultural sites demonstrate advanced knowledge and practice in tilling the land among the Nephite peoples.

Keywords: Agriculture, Ancient America - Mesoamerica, Archaeology, External Evidence, Irrigation
ID = [77119]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1913-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Reynolds, George. “Agriculture among the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15 (15 March 1880): 71.
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Deals with aspects of agriculture in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78960]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-03-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Reynolds, George. “Agriculture among the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 6 (1880): 71.
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Deals with aspects of agriculture in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Agriculture
ID = [75914]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-03-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
“Agriculture and Stock Raising Among Book of Mormon Peoples.” Relief Society Magazine 5 (May 1918): 291-94.
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Pioneers and New World peoples often place an emphasis on agriculture when settling a new land. Such was the case with the Book of Mormon peoples who brought fruits and grains to America.

ID = [78961]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Ball, Terry B., and Wilford M. Hess. “Agriculture in Lehi’s World: Some Textual, Historical, Archaeological, and Botanical Insights.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 149—92. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
ID = [39690]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:03
Reynolds, George. “Akish, the Jaredite.” Juvenile Instructor 26 (15 October 1891): 631-33.
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An article for youth that draws attention to the fact that the downfall of the Jaredites was due to their desire to have a king rule over them. King Akish’s deeds of cruelty, treachery, and iniquity created a kingdom so filled with corruption and secret societies that civil war broke out and ended only after the destruction of the nation.

ID = [78962]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1891-10-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Reynolds, George. “Akish, the Jaredite.” Juvenile Instructor 26, no. 20 (1891): 631-633.
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An article for youth that draws attention to the fact that the downfall of the Jaredites was due to their desire to have a king rule over them. King Akish’s deeds of cruelty, treachery, and iniquity created a kingdom so filled with corruption and secret societies that civil war broke out and ended only after the destruction of the nation.

Keywords: Akish (Son of Kimnor), Jaredite, Kingship, Secret Combinations, Wickedness
ID = [75986]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1891-10-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Nelson, Fred W. “Alan C. Miner. Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: The Story in Scriptures--A Geographical, Cultural, and Historical System of Understanding and Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary, Part 1--Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): Article 7.
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Review of Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: The Story in Scriptures? A Geographical, Cultural, and Historical System of Understanding (1996), and Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary, Part 1?Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land (1996), by Alan C. Miner

ID = [260]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 7515  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
McKinlay, Daniel B. “Alan Goff, ‘A Hermeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Positivism, and the Bible and the Book of Mormon?’” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 12.
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Review of “A Hemeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Postitiveism, and the Bible and Book of Mormon” (1989), by Alan Goff.

ID = [68]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 25257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Smith, R. H. “Albino Zunis.” Juvenile Instructor 13 (1 April 1878): 81-82.
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Infers that albino Indians are a genetic reminder of an earlier lighter-skinned ancestry.

ID = [78963]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1878-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Smith, R.H. “Albino Zunis.” Juvenile Instructor 13, no. 7 (1878): 81-82.
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Keywords: Ancient America, Native Americans, Skin Color, Zuni
ID = [75896]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1878-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Sorensen, S. K. “Alexander Campbell on the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 52 (13 September 1905): 879.
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An apologetic piece that responds to a pamphlet written by Alexander Campbell, who charged that Joseph Smith was the author of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78964]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-09-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Millet, Robert L. “Alive in Christ: the Salvation of Little Children.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 1–17. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
ID = [36708]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 40811  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Newell, Lloyd D. “‘All Are Alike unto God’: Equality and Charity in the Book of Mormon.” 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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Equality and charity are two expressions of the same principle—both require humility and meekness; both are central to the message of the Book of Mormon. With distinct clarity, the Book of Mormon teaches over and over again that “all are alike unto God,” and this simple truth is the antidote for many of the pride problems that keep people from coming unto Christ and from extending service and love to all of His children. Whenever an individual or a nation achieves greatness in the Book of Mormon, it is because the people are free with their substance and treat each other as equals. In contrast, the many tragic pitfalls of pride that the Book of Mormon outlines can be traced to a person or persons withholding charity and thinking they are above another. Alma’s deep sorrow was because of the “great inequality among the people, some lifting themselves up with their pride, despising others, turning their backs upon the needy and the naked and those who were hungry, and those who were athirst, and those who were sick and afflicted”. In the kingdom of God, righteousness and devotion are what matter—not prestige, power, or possessions. Love, compassion, and abundance of heart characterize the real Christian, not acquisitiveness and selfishness. The Book of Mormon declares that the true Saints of God are those who put “off the natural man” and become “new creatures” in Christ—”submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love”.

Keywords: Charity; Equality; Jesus Christ; Pride
ID = [35814]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 30606  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Smith, Gregory L. “‘All Bleeding Stops . . . Eventually’: Helaman’s Warriors and Modern Principles of Trauma Revisited.” In Steadfast in Defense of Faith: Essays in Honor of Daniel C. Peterson, eds. Ricks, Shirley S., Stephen D. Ricks, and Louis C. Midgley. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2023.
ID = [77305]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-08-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Hilton, John L., and Ken Jenkins. “All Book of Mormon References by Author and Literary Form: A Full Listing of Book of Mormon References by Author and Literary Form.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1983.
ID = [8397]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Peterson, Daniel C. “‘All Can Partake, Freely’” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): vii-xiv.
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Abstract: The Interpreter Foundation welcomes faithful ideas, insights, and manuscripts from people of all backgrounds. In this brief essay, I share some that were recently shared with me regarding Lehi’s vision of the tree of life, as recorded in 1 Nephi 8. Among other things, Lehi seems to have been shown that the divine offer of salvation extends far beyond a small elite. As Peter exclaims in the King James rendering of Acts 10:34, “God is no respecter of persons.” Other translations render the same words as saying that he doesn’t “play favorites” or “show partiality.” The passage in James 1:5 with which the Restoration commenced clearly announces that, if they will simply ask, God “giveth to all men liberally.”.

ID = [3432]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,peterson  Size: 16216  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Oaks, Dallin H. “All Men Everywhere.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2006.
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Again and again the Book of Mormon teaches that the gospel of Jesus Christ is universal in its promise and effect.

ID = [20224]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2006-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 13460  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:06
Pratt, Orson. “All Men to Be Judged Out of the Books—Adam the Ancient of Days—In the Days of Enoch the Righteous Gathered Together From the Ends of the Earth to One Place—The Great Prophet Joseph Smith Raised Up By God to Reveal Hidden Mysteries.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 17. 1875, 181–188.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered at the Adjourned Semi-Annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, October 11, 1874. Reported By: David W. Evans.

ID = [29224]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1874-10-11  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 23741  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:39
Hedges, Andrew H. “All My Endeavors to Preserve Them: Protecting the Plates in Palmyra, 22 September-December 1827.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 2 (1992).
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After Joseph Smith received the gold plates from the angel Moroni, he had to take great measures to protect them from people who wanted to steal them for their monetary value. Although Joseph did not leave much documentation of such experiences, the people who were closely associated with him at the time did. Using what records still exist, Hedges pieces together some of the stories of Joseph’s challenges in obtaining and protecting the gold plates.

ID = [3006]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 51188  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “‘All Roads Lead to Rome’” Improvement Era 63, no. 6 (1960): 398-399.
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This article discusses Lehi’s vision, Christ’s Sermon at the Temple to the Nephites, and emphasizes the correctness of the Book of Mormon translation. The Book of Mormon, when used in concert with the Bible, will guide individuals to the one and only road to heaven.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation, Lehi\',s Dream, Sermon at the Temple, Sermon on the Mount, Tree of Life
ID = [76841]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Raish, Martin H. “All That Glitters: Uncovering Fool’s Gold in Book of Mormon Archaeology.” Sunstone 6 (January 1981): 10-15.
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Poor LDS scholarship has damaged Book of Mormon credibility. Raish points out several types of errors: reliance on archaeologists to lend credibility, faulty footnotes, the use of pictures not related to scriptures with which they are associated, and publishing unauthenticated artifacts that sometimes turn out to be fraudulent.

ID = [78965]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Raish, Martin H. “All That Glitters: Uncovering Fool’s Gold in Book of Mormon Archaeology.” Sunstone 6, no. 1 (January 1981): 10-15.
ID = [77240]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Billings, Jacob. “All things denote there is a God: Lehi’s discourse on natural theology in 2nd Nephi 2.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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A common critique of religion is that there is simply no evidence to support religious claims. This stance, widely used to discredit religious arguments, questions the rationality of faith. However, within the context of the LDS tradition, the prophet Lehi’s discourse in 2nd Nephi 2 counters this skepticism by employing natural theology. Lehi’s approach relies on causality, observing motion and cause-and-effect relationships in the universe to substantiate a basis for religious belief. This contrasts revealed truth with truths derived from empirical observation. Lehi’s discourse introduces the cosmological argument of contingency, asserting that a necessary being exists beyond the chain of contingent causes. He argues that everything contingent depends on something else infinitely, ultimately leading to a necessary cause — God — to explain existence.

ID = [81872]  Status = Type = talk,website article  Date = 2023-09-22  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Roundy, Bruce A., and Robert J. Norman. “‘All Things Denote There is a God’: Seeing Christ in the Creation.” Religious Educator 6, no. 2 (2005): 51–62.
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The Lord told Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, “Look unto me in every thought” (D&C 6:36). In the ordinance of the sacrament we covenant each week to “always remember him,” that we “may always have his Spirit” to be with us (D&C 20:77). The Book of Mormon testifies that “all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all thing that are upon the face of it” (Alma 30:44). Thus, God has given all things as a type or representation of Christ to help us remember Him (see 2 Nephi 11:4; Helaman 8:24). The key to understanding the things of God is to see Christ in them, including His creations.

ID = [4697]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,moses  Size: 26879  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:59
Taylor, John H. “All Things Governed By Law—All Intelligence and Blessings Have Emanated From God—Man’s Free Agency Should Not Be Interfered With—The Opponents of the Kingdom of God Should Not Be Allowed to Teach Our Children—Necessity of All Being Subject to Legitimate Authority.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 20. 1880, 129–137.
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Discourse by President John Taylor, delivered at Bountiful, Davis County, on Sunday Afternoon, December 1, 1878. Reported By: Geo. F. Gibbs.

ID = [29362]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1878-12-01  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc  Size: 25980  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:40
Bates, Douglas. “All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, July 24, 2003.
ID = [70354]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2003-07-24  Collections:  bom,byuh-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Tanner, Susan W. “All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good.” Delivered at the General Young Women Meeting of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2004.
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As we search, pray, and believe, we will recognize miracles in our lives and become miracle workers in the lives of others.

ID = [19799]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 10967  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:20
Tanner, Susan W. “All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good.” Ensign, May 2004.
ID = [56062]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2004-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10886  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:07
Anderson, Douglas D. “‘All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good’” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, January 25, 2011.
ID = [70355]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2011-01-26  Collections:  bom,byuh-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Martino, James B. “All Things Work Together for Good.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2010.
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We may never know in this life why we face what we do, but we can feel confident that we can grow from the experience.

ID = [21211]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2010-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 7797  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:08
Martino, James B. “All Things Work Together for Good.” Ensign, May 2010.
ID = [58770]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2010-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8006  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:29
Brown, Harold C. “All Things Work Together for Good.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, June 4, 2013.
ID = [72644]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2013-06-04  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Swift, Hales. “All We Can/Could Do Is Repentance (Alma 24).” The Interpreter Foundation website. June 29, 2020.
ID = [6473]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-06-29  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 4764  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Ricks, Shirley S. “Allan K. Burgess and Max H. Molgard, Fun for Family Night: Book of Mormon Edition.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991): Article 5.
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Review of Fun for Family Night: Book of Mormon Edition (1990), by Allan K. Burgess and Max H. Molgard.

ID = [92]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 6800  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Snow, Edward. “Allan K. Burgess, Living the Book of Mormon: A Guide to Understanding and Applying Its Principles in Today’s World.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 41.
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Review of Living the Book of Mormon: A Guide to Understanding and Applying Its Principles in Today's World (1991), by Allen K. Burgess.

ID = [116]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 2481  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Livingstone, Amy L. “Allan K. Burgess. Timely Truths from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): Article 4.
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Review of Timely Truths from the Book of Mormon (1995), by Allan K. Burgess

ID = [257]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 6205  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Stayner, Charles W. Alleged “Objectionable Features” In The Religion of The Latter-day Saints. Liverpool: Albert Carrington,n.d.
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One of the most “objectionable features” of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Book of Mormon. The book is not a substitute for the scriptures.

ID = [77485]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Seely, David Rolph. “The Allegory of the Olive Tree and the Use of Related Figurative Language in the Ancient Near East and the Old Testament.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 290-303. 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; Ancient Near East; Figurative Language; Olive Tree
ID = [75490]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Welch, John W. “The Last Words of Cenez and the Book of Mormon.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 305-321. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Cenez; Prophet; Zenock/Zenoch (Prophet); Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [75491]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “The Allegory of the Olive Tree in Jacob.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 70-103. 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; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Olive Tree
ID = [75485]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Swift, Hales. “An Allegory of the Olive Tree Potpourri – Some Notes on Jacob 5.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 26, 2020.
ID = [6459]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-03-26  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 8701  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Ricks, Stephen D., and John W. Welch, eds. The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book Company/Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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In the Book of Mormon, the allegory of the olive tree—written by a prophet named Zenos and later quoted by the prophet Jacob to his people—stands out as a unique literary creation worthy of close analysis and greater appreciation. Besides its exceptional length and exquisite detail, this text conveys important teachings, deep emotion, and wisdom related to God’s tender devotion and aspirations for the house of Israel on earth. In The Allegory of the Olive Tree, 20 scholars shed light on the meaning, themes, and rhetorical aspects of the allegory, as well as on its historical, cultural, and religious backgrounds. In so doing, they offer answers to questions about the significance of olive tree symbolism in the ancient Near East, who Zenos was, the meaning of the allegory, what it teaches about the relationship between God and his people, how it might relate to other ancient texts, the accuracy of the horticultural and botanical details in the text, and much more.

Keywords: Allegory; Allegory of the Olive Tree; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Olive Culture; Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [75460]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 21  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20

Articles

Madsen, Truman G. “The Olive Press: A Symbol of Christ.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 1-10. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
ID = [67899]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 17310  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Thomas, M. Catherine. “Jacob’s Allegory: The Mystery of Christ.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 11-20. 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; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [75482]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephite Uses and Interpretations of Zenos.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 21-49. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Interpretation; Prophet; Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [75483]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Underwood, Grant. “Jacob 5 in the Nineteenth Century.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 50-69. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Botany; Horticulture; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Olive Tree; Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [75484]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Skousen, Royal. “Jacob 4–6: Substantive Textual Variants between Manuscripts and Editions.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 105-139. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Critical Text; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Textual History; Textual Variants
ID = [75486]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
King, Arthur Henry. “Language Themes in Jacob 5: ‘The Vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel’ (Isaiah 5:7).” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 140-173. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Gathering of Israel; House of Israel; Vineyard
ID = [75487]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Welch, John W. “Words and Phrases in Jacob 5.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 174-184. 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; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Prophet; Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [75488]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
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.
ID = [67900]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test,peterson  Size: 125665  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Hall, John Franklin. “The Olive in Greco-Roman Religion.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 248-261. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Olive; Religion; Symbolism
ID = [75489]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Parry, Donald W. “Ritual Anointing with Olive Oil in Ancient Israelite Religion.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 262–89. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
ID = [67898]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size: 52621  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Welch, John W., and David Rolph Seely. “Zenos and the Texts of the Old Testament.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 322—46. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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The chronology of the use of plant imagery

ID = [67901]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test,welch  Size: 43618  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Faulconer, James E. “The Olive Tree and the Work of God: Jacob 5 and Romans 11.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 347-366. 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; Gathering of Israel; Missionary Work; Olive Tree
ID = [75492]  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. “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
Tvedtnes, John A. “Borrowings from the Parable of Zenos.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 373—426. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Olive Tree; Parable; Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [67902]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size: 103677  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Tvedtnes, John A. “Olive Oil: Symbol of the Holy Ghost.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 427—59. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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Olive oil in anointing, washings and anointing, baptism, and the tree of life

Keywords: Holy Ghost; Olive; Olive Oil; Olive Tree; Symbolism
ID = [67903]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size: 62303  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Ricks, Stephen D. “Olive Culture in the Second Temple Era and Early Rabbinic Period.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 460-475. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Ancient Israel; Ancient Near East; Arabia; Old World; Olive
ID = [75494]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Tvedtnes, John A. “Vineyard or Olive Orchard?” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 477—83. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Olive Tree; Vineyard
ID = [67904]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size: 12595  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Hess, Wilford M., Daniel J. Fairbanks, John W. Welch, and Jonathan K. Driggs. “Botanical Aspects of Olive Culture Relevant to Jacob 5.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 484—562. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo,Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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Keywords: Ancient Israel; Ancient Near East; Arabia; Botany; Horticulture; Olive Tree
ID = [67905]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,welch  Size: 138609  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Honey, David B. “The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5.” BYU Studies 35, no. 1 (1995): 238.
ID = [12109]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 17616  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:04:59
Lambert, L. Gary. “Allegory of Zenos.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Allegory, Prophets, Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [74187]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 5955  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:00
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
Robison, Pamela Kaye. Alma. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1985.
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A fictional account of Alma1 who fled the presence of King Noah and followed the prophet Abinadi.

ID = [77486]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Hardy, Grant R. “Alma.” In The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, ed. Grant Hardy. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [37212]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:47
Lambert, L. Gary. “Alma 1.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Alma the Elder, Prophet
ID = [74188]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 5755  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:00
Ensign. “Alma 13–16.” Ensign June 2020.
ID = [63528]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3177  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:16
Ensign. “Alma 17–22.” Ensign June 2020.
ID = [63529]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2953  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:16
Millet, Robert L. “Alma 2.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger, Prophet
ID = [74189]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 8378  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:00
Ensign. “Alma 23–29.” Ensign July 2020.
ID = [63579]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3064  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:16
Ensign. “Alma 30–31.” Ensign July 2020.
ID = [63580]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2364  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:16
Barberi, E. James. “Alma 32 Changed My Disposition—and My Life.” Ensign, September 1976.
ID = [43338]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5340  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:52
Ensign. “Alma 32–35.” Ensign July 2020.
ID = [63581]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2441  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:16
Tolley, Kevin L. “Alma 36: A Call to Repentance, a Prophetic Call.” In Give Ear to My Words, eds. Kerry Hull, Nicholas J. Frederick, and Hank R. Smith. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [34082]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 47910  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Swift, Hales. “Alma 36: Christ as Turning Point.” The Interpreter Foundation website. July 20, 2020.
ID = [6476]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-07-20  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 7550  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Ensign. “Alma 36–38.” Ensign July 2020.
ID = [63582]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2901  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:16
Ball, Terry B. “Alma 39: A Model for Teaching Morality.” Religious Educator Vol. 2 no. 2 (2001).
ID = [38088]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2001-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 27619  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:53
Ensign. “Alma 39–42.” Ensign August 2020.
ID = [63623]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2731  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:17
Ensign. “Alma 43–52.” Ensign August 2020.
ID = [63624]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2695  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:17
Swift, Hales. “Alma 44: Just and Unjust War, Simile Curses, and Repentance.” The Interpreter Foundation website. August 11, 2020.
ID = [6478]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-08-11  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 7613  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Ensign. “Alma 53–63.” Ensign August 2020.
ID = [63625]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2952  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:17
Swift, Hales. “Alma 55:4-9: Nephite and Lamanite Differences More about Sound than Look.” The Interpreter Foundation website. August 11, 2020.
ID = [6479]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-08-11  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 3524  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Ensign. “Alma 5–7.” Ensign June 2020.
ID = [63526]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2608  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:16
Ensign. “Alma 8–12.” Ensign June 2020.
ID = [63527]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3163  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:16
Petersen, Mark E. Alma and Abinadi. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1983.
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Contains narration and commentary on Book of Mormon passages about Alma and Abinadi. Chapters include: “Abinadi the Martyr,” “Alma’s Ministry,” “Alma the Younger,” “Amlici’s Rebellion,” and “The Zoramite Apostasy”

ID = [77487]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Pearce, Virginia H. “Alma and Amulek Teach the Zoramites to Pray.” Friend 22 (February 1992): 12-13.
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Alma and Amulek preached to the Zoramites and taught them how to pray. Stresses the importance of prayer and gives the basic steps of how to offer a prayer.

ID = [78967]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “Alma and the Sacred Things.” In Give Ear to My Words, eds. Kerry Hull, Nicholas J. Frederick, and Hank R. Smith. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [34076]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 52960  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Ogletree, Mark D. “Alma as an Intentional Father.” In Give Ear to My Words, eds. Kerry Hull, Nicholas J. Frederick, and Hank R. Smith. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [34083]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 37297  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Reynolds, George. “The Alma Family.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 42, no. 3-18 (19 January—3 May 1880): 33-37, 49-52, 65-68, 81-84, 97-101, 129-31, 145-47, 160-64, 177-79, 193-95, 225-26, 241-43, 257-58, 278-79.
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Presents a life sketch of the Alma family, many of whom became prophets. The life of Alma the Younger is compared to the Apostle Paul—both were called upon to repent and became great missionaries for the Lord. The prophecies of Alma are among the most numerous, important, and interesting in the Book of Mormon, and his inspired advice to his sons contains many doctrinal matters. Helaman the son of Helaman, grandson of Alma, carried on the work of righteousness in spite of the Gadianton robbers. His son Nephi was a great prophet who paved the way for the visit of Christ in America. Nephi’s brother Lehi and Lehi’s son Nephi were also great leaders.

ID = [80977]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-01-19  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Neilson, Reid L. “Alma O. Taylor’s Fact-Finding Mission to China.” BYU Studies 40, no. 1 (2001): 176.
ID = [11690]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 48325  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:23
Widtsoe, John A. “Alma Speaks to the Twentieth Century.” Improvement Era 31, no. 1 (1927): 20-31.
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This article states that Alma the Younger taught principles that are relevant in our day. The combined teachings of Alma connect the premortal life, present day, and future life. Alma’s teachings deal with such concepts as the Fall and redemption, the nature of the priesthood, the final judgment, humility, faith, and prayer.

Keywords: Alma the Younger, Fall of Adam, Premortal Existence, Prophecy
ID = [76774]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
“Alma Teaches About Faith.” Friend 23 (November 1993): 15.
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Color illustrations for children of scenes from Alma’s sermon on faith.

ID = [78968]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Bassett, Arthur R. “Alma the Elder.” Ensign, February 1977.
ID = [43516]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 20492  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:53
Marsden, Carlyle. “Alma the Son of Alma, a cantata, text Book of Mormon: Book of Alma for chorus, solo voices, and organ.” M.S. thesis, University of Utah, 1952.
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Musical selections for chorus, solo voices, and the organ.

ID = [78969]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1952-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Thomas, M. Catherine. “Alma the Younger (Parts 1 & 2).” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Catherine Thomas places Alma and his teachings within the context of the premortal existence to show his concern for the plan of redemption. She notes that some spirits were notably more responsive in their faith than others and that Israel was there organized. Alma’s discourses are set against his dramatic conversion, from a condition of abject wickedness to that of a highly motivated saint. His transformation serves as a model of encouragement for the lost soul seeking a higher state.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8605]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Perkins, Jerome M. “Alma the Younger: A Disciple’s Quest to Become.” 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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One of the key messages of the Book of Mormon is that the human soul must change, must progress, must become. The Book of Mormon is, in effect, a handbook of change, with the Lord seeking to motivate mighty change within us by using the lives and teachings of the Book of Mormon protagonists as the means to teach us how to become. At the heart of the Book of Mormon, in the books of Mosiah and Alma, Alma the Younger makes the subject of change, progression, and becoming the very essence of his life and sermons, and thus Alma the Younger becomes a quintessential standard of how to become like God.

Keywords: Alma the Younger; Conversion; Discipleship
ID = [35810]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 24969  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Rees, Robert A. “Alma the Younger’s Seminal Sermon at Zarahemla.” In Bountiful Harvest: Essays in Honor of S. Kent Brown, edited by Skinner, Andrew C., Davis, D. Morgan, and Griffin, Carl. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2011.
ID = [81776]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Bowen, Matthew L. “Alma — Young Man, Hidden Prophet.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 19 (2016): 343-353.
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Abstract: The biographical introduction of Alma the Elder into the Book of Mormon narrative (Mosiah 17:2) also introduces the name Alma into the text for the first time, this in close juxtaposition with a description of Alma as a “young man.” The best explanation for the name Alma is that it derives from the Semitic term ǵlm (Hebrew ʿelem), “young man,” “youth,” “lad.” This suggests the strong probability of an intentional wordplay on the name Alma in the Book of Mormon’s underlying text: Alma became “[God’s] young man” or “servant.” Additional lexical connections between Mosiah 17:2 and Mosiah 14:1 (quoting Isaiah 53:1) suggest that Abinadi identified Alma as the one “to whom” or “upon whom” (ʿal-mî) the Lord was “reveal[ing]” his arm as Abinadi’s prophetic successor. Alma began his prophetic succession when he “believed” Abinadi’s report and pled with King Noah for Abinadi’s life. Forced to flee, Alma began his prophetic ministry “hidden” and “concealed” while writing the words of Abinadi and teaching them “privately.” The narrative’s dramatic emphasis on this aspect of Alma’s life suggests an additional thread of wordplay that exploits the homonymy between Alma and the Hebrew root *ʿlm, forms of which mean “to hide,” “conceal,” “be hidden,” “be concealed.” The richness of the wordplay and allusion revolving around Alma’s name in Mosiah 17–18 accentuates his importance as a prophetic figure and founder of the later Nephite church. Moreover, it suggests that Alma’s name was appropriate given the details of his life and that he lived up to the positive connotations latent in his name.

ID = [3768]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 25283  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Sharp, Ryan H. “Alma, Ambiguity, and the Development of Doctrinal Understanding.” In Give Ear to My Words, eds. Kerry Hull, Nicholas J. Frederick, and Hank R. Smith. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [34071]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 44717  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Holland, Jeffrey R. “Alma, Son of Alma.” Ensign, March 1977.
ID = [43588]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 24745  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:54
Zobell, Levi A. Alma, Son of Alma: A Story of a Prophet Statesman among the Aboriginese of the Americas. Salt Lake City: Vanity, 1937.
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A biography of Alma the Younger, employing paraphrases from the Book of Mormon. Includes a section containing the sayings of Alma.

ID = [77488]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1937-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
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
Orden, Dell Van. “Almanacs.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
ID = [74190]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size: 2335  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:00
Whittaker, David J. “Almanacs in the New England Heritage of Mormonism.” BYU Studies 29, no. 4 (1989): 89.
ID = [10146]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 1625  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:12
Stenson, Matthew Scott. “Alma’s Attempt to Loose Corianton’s Mind from Zoramite Chains.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 2 (2020).
ID = [38334]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 42827  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
Taeger, Stephan. “Alma’s Chiasmus as Transformative Vicarious Experience.” In Give Ear to My Words, eds. Kerry Hull, Nicholas J. Frederick, and Hank R. Smith. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [34088]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 32298  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Brown, S. Kent. “Alma’s Conversion.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators,, 246–61. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36167]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 32579  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:39
Brown, S. Kent. “Alma’s Conversion: Reminiscences in His Sermons.” 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.
ID = [36785]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 31997  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Brown, S. Kent. “Alma’s Conversion: Reminiscences in His Sermons.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 113–127. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
ID = [36651]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 32650  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Conkling, J. Christopher. “Alma’s Enemies: The Case of the Lamanites, Amlicites, and Mysterious Amalekites.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 1 (2005): 108-117, 130-132.
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In Alma 21 a new group of troublemakers is introduced—the Amalekites—without explanation or introduction. This article offers arguments that this is the same group called Amlicites elsewhere and that the confusion is caused by Oliver Cowdery’s inconsistency in spelling. If this theory is accurate, then Alma structured his narrative record more tightly and carefully than previously realized. The concept also challenges the simplicity of the good Nephite/bad Lamanite rubric so often used to describe the players in the book of Mormon.

Keywords: Amalekite (Nephite Apostate Group); Amlicite; Apostasy; Cowdery; Critical Text; Oliver; Spelling; Translation
ID = [3163]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 52368  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Hardy, Heather. “Alma’s Experiment in Faith: A Broader Context.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 44, no. 3 (Fall, 2011): 67-91.
ID = [81998]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Turley, Kylie N. “Alma’s Hell: Repentance, Consequence, and the Lake of Fire and Brimstone.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
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Alma The Younger’s missionary journey to Ammonihah is one of the most disturbing episodes in the Book of Mormon: scriptures are burned (Alma 14:8); converted males are “cast out” and stoned by former friends (Alma 14:7); Amulek, a respected citizen, and Alma, high priest of the church and retired chief judge, are spit upon, mocked, imprisoned, stripped naked, humiliated, starved, and beaten (Alma 14:4-22); and innocent women and children are “cast into the fire” and burned to death (Alma 14:8). Alma and Amulek are “carried… forth to the place of martyrdom;’ and forced to “witness” (Alma 14:9) the “pains of the women and children’’ as they are “consuming in the fire” (Alma 14:10). These events, the Ammonihahite disregard for human life, and the fire are horrifying and extraordinarily cruel.

ID = [81921]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Ludlow, Jared W. “Alma’s Loving Counsel to His Sons about the Law of Justice.” In Give Ear to My Words, eds. Kerry Hull, Nicholas J. Frederick, and Hank R. Smith. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [34073]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 40566  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
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
ID = [12570]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 112936  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:01
Brown, Amanda Colleen. “Alma’s Reality: Reading Alma as Sinful, Repentant, Traumatized, Questioning, and Righteous.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 46 (2021): 249-252.
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Review of Kylie Nielson Turley, Alma 1–29: A Brief Theological Introduction (Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020). 162 pages. $9.95 (paperback).
Abstract: Kylie Nielson Turley delves deep into the conversion and ministry of Alma the Younger, reading new life into a well-known narrative. By analyzing Alma’s story with the full weight of his humanity in mind, she breathes emotion into Alma’s conversion and missionary efforts. Her efforts to read Alma without a veneer of superhumanity result in a highly relatable figure who has known wickedness, repentance, loss, depression, and righteousness.

ID = [3391]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 4887  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Ball, Terry B. “Alma’s Reform of Zarahemla: A Model for Activation.” In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts, eds. Gaye Strathearn and Charles Swift. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2007.
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Just as modern missionaries can learn much from the methods of the sons of Mosiah, we can learn much about strengthening wavering members from the example of Alma the Younger in his remarkable reform of the Nephites in Zarahemla. A careful study of Alma 4–16 shows that Alma the Younger models many important principles of activation that are helpful to us today. This study examines principles of activation derived from the account of Alma’s labors among the apostate Nephites, particularly in the city of Zarahemla in Alma 4 and 5.

Keywords: Alma the Younger; Conversion; Missionary Work; Zarahemla (Polity)
ID = [35813]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 22048  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Swift, Hales. “Alma’s Testimony of Christ’s Birth and Mission (Alma 7).” The Interpreter Foundation website. June 1, 2020.
ID = [6469]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-06-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 4973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Allred, Philip A. “Alma’s Use of State in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 157-163. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Authorship; Corianton (Son of Alma); Doctrine; Postmortal Life; Resurrection; State
ID = [75677]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 12038  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Allred, Philip A. “Alma’s Use of State in the Book of Mormon: Evidence of Multiple Authorship.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5 no. 1 (1996).
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Alma’s distinctive use of the word state in the Book of Mormon is present in his unique concentration of state, his tendency to reword with state, and his treatment of a shared topic involving state.

ID = [2926]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15073  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Hanks, Marion D. “Alone in the Moonlight.” Improvement Era 64, no. 4 (1961): 238-239, 262.
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This article states that experiencing soul satisfying circumstances is better when one is not alone. Sharing such experiences with loved ones increases the satisfaction, as is exemplified in the Book of Mormon. Examples of such phenomena include Lehi, who tastes of the fruit of the Tree of Life and desires to share; Enos, who prays for his brethren; and the sons of Mosiah and Alma, who shared their experiences as missionaries following their conversion.

Keywords: Alma the Younger, Enos (Son of Jacob), Lehi (Prophet), Lehi',s Dream, Missionary Work, Relationships, Sons of Mosiah, Tree of Life
ID = [76970]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Worthen, Kevin J. “Alumni of Your Alma Mater.” Commencement, Brigham Young University, August 17, 2017.
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In this setting today it is worth noting that the two terms we hear often at graduation—alma mater and alumni—both originally referred to a special relationship, one very much like but also different from that between a parent and a child.

Keywords: Education
ID = [70078]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-17  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Alvin Smith Story: Fact and Fiction.” Ensign, August 1987.
ID = [48227]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 67248  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:02
Richards, A. LeGrand. “‘… Always Be a Missionary’” Improvement Era 61, no. 12 (1958): 960, 962, 964.
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As a part of the restoration of the gospel, the Book of Mormon became the companion volume of the Bible. No one who reads the Bible sincerely can deny that a volume of scripture is needed to record the fulfillment of the promises made to Joseph.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Missionary Work, Testimony
ID = [77133]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1958-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Frischknecht, David L. “Always Pray unto the Father in My Name (3 Nephi 18:19).” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, February 12, 2013.
ID = [72629]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2013-02-12  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Pratt, Orson. “America a Choice Land—Its Aborigines.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 12. 1869, 338–346.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday, Dec. 27, 1868. Reported By: David W. Evans.

ID = [29003]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1868-12-27  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 28198  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:38
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
Archambault, Hubert J. “America or the Precious Things of Heaven.” Pamphlet. Rock Island, IL: n.p., n.d.
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The author encourages people to accept the Book of Mormon yet reject the LDS church because the devil has used the uninspired Pearl of Great Price and Doctrine and Covenants to dilute the message of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77489]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Christofferson, D. Todd. “’America Reads’ and the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator 18, no. 2 (1905): 1-13.
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Between 1828 and 1831, the American Bible Society launched an aggressive campaign to put a copy of the Old and New Testament in every American home. During those three years, over 500,000 copies of “the Good Book” were printed and distributed across the country, illustrating just how much Protestant Americans considered themselves to be a God-fearing and Bible-believing people. At the same time of the American Bible Society’s ambitious initiative, a young man named Joseph Smith from upstate New York was translating and printing an additional sacred book of scripture, eventually published as the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Bible and; Smith, Joseph, Jr., persecutors; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Smith, Joseph, Jr., Bible and; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [82066]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1905-07-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Christofferson, D. Todd. “‘America Reads’ and the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 18 no. 2 (2017).
ID = [38413]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2017-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 28986  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
Petersen, Mark E. “America Testifies of Christ.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1967.
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This article is for the general reader, testimonies of Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and ancient traditions from Alaska to Chile regarding the Great White God are discussed. There are limited references.

Keywords: Christopher; Columbus; New World; Quetzalcoatl; Testimony
ID = [27844]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1967-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 13485  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:31
Richards, A. LeGrand. “America, a Land of Promise.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, April 16, 1957.
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Keywords: America; Book of Mormon; Commandments
ID = [68097]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1957-04-16  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:49
Elliott, David C. “America: God’s Promised Land for the Gathering and Redemption of Israel.” Zarahemla Record 29-31 (Summer, Fall 1985, Winter 1986): 14-17, 22.
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Through Bible and Book of Mormon references, Elliott claims that “the history of America and the history of the Israelite peoples have been inseparably entwined together” Both the land of Israel and the land of America are lands of promise, both have a city called Jerusalem, and both are gathering places for the House of Israel. America will play a major role in the redemption of the world.

ID = [78972]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Sjodahl, Janne M. “America: Is It a Book of Mormon Name?” Improvement Era 24, no. 2 (1920): 130-143.
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This article attempts to link the name “America” with a cognate form of the name Mulek, a pre-Christian traveler to the western hemisphere. The author rejects the concept that America was named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci, as has been often assumed.

Keywords: America, Mulek (Son of King Zedekiah), Onomastics
ID = [77073]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1920-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Benson, Ezra Taft. “America: Land of the Blessed.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1948.
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This article discusses how Book of Mormon prophets proclaimed the Lord’s intent to protect the blessed land of America. The brother of Jared, Nephi, Joseph Smith, and others spoke concerning America’s great destiny. Man-made governments often threaten the foundation of liberty. Though the Constitution will “hang by a thread,” the promise guarantees that the thread will not break.

Keywords: America; Promised Land; U.S. Constitution; United States
ID = [26624]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1948-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 13618  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:22
Jakeman, M. Wells. “American Anthropology and Book of Mormon.” Deseret News Church Section(25 June 1938): 3, 6.
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Analyzes American anthropology, and concludes that recent findings correspond with Book of Mormon descriptions.

ID = [78977]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1938-06-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Shook, Charles A. American Anthropology Disproving the Book of Mormon. Cleveland: The Utah Gospel Mission, 1930.
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A polemical tract against the Book of Mormon attempting to demonstrate that many of its claims are false and unsupported by archaeological evidence. Author asserts that there is no evidence for the Hebrew origin of the American Indian, pre-columbian iron and steel, transoceanic migration, and Egyptian language in American white Indians. Other alleged anachronisms are noted.

ID = [77496]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1930-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Priest, Josiah. American Antiquities. Albany, NY: Hoffman and White, 1833.
ID = [77207]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1833-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
“American Antiquities.” Times and Seasons Vol. 3, no. 18: July 15, 1842: 858-60.
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Presents a comparison of many of the metals, animals, and plants mentioned in the Book of Mormon with similar things found in the United States.

ID = [80886]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1842-01-01  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Priest, Josiah, and Thomas Ward. “American Antiquities.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 7, no. 5 (1 March 1846): 67-71.
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Tells of ancient American Indian ruins that show remnants of several large cities. This, as well as other American antiquities, helps support the Book of Mormon. Joseph Smith did not get his idea “to write” the Book of Mormon from this evidence because it did not come out until after the Book of Mormon was published.

ID = [80972]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1846-03-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Priest, Josiah, and Thomas Ward. “American Antiquities.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 7, no. 6 (15 March 1846): 85-87.
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Millennial Star editor quotes writings by Josiah Priest and others concerning mounds found in the U.S., and then quotes excerpts from the book of Alma dealing with Moroni and his fortifications.

ID = [80971]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1846-03-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
F., J. B. “American Antiquities.” Juvenile Instructor 19 (15 July 1884, 1 August 1884, 15 August 1884): 222, 235, 250-51.
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Correct answers concerning the origins of past civilizations in the Americas were not found until the Book of Mormon was published. Discusses mounds in North and South America. Notes distinct historical periods in Mexico, Central America, and Peru.

ID = [78978]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1884-07-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
F., J.B. “American Antiquities.” Juvenile Instructor 19, no. 14 (1884): 222.
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Correct answers concerning the origins of past civilizations in the Americas were not found until the Book of Mormon was published. Discusses mounds in North and South America. Notes distinct historical periods in Mexico, Central America, and Peru.

Keywords: Ancient America, Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland, Mesoamerica, North America, South America
ID = [75940]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1884-07-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
F., J.B. “American Antiquities (Concluded).” Juvenile Instructor 19, no. 16 (1884): 250-251.
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Correct answers concerning the origins of past civilizations in the Americas were not found until the Book of Mormon was published. Discusses mounds in North and South America. Notes distinct historical periods in Mexico, Central America, and Peru.

Keywords: Ancient America, Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland, Mesoamerica, North America, South America
ID = [75942]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1884-08-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
F., J.B. “American Antiquities (Continued).” Juvenile Instructor 19, no. 15 (1884): 235.
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Correct answers concerning the origins of past civilizations in the Americas were not found until the Book of Mormon was published. Discusses mounds in North and South America. Notes distinct historical periods in Mexico, Central America, and Peru.

Keywords: Ancient America, Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland, Mesoamerica, North America, South America
ID = [75941]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1884-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Priest, Josiah. American Antiquities and Discoveries in the West. Albany, NY: Hoffman and White, 1837.
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Contains information about “traces of an Egyptian custom in Kentucky,” “traits of the Mosaic history found” among the Indians of Mexico, and the “great stone calendar of the Mexicans”

ID = [77497]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1837-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Smith, Don Carlos, and Ebenezer Robinson. “American Antiquities-More Proofs of the Book of Mormon.” Vol. 2, no. 16: June 15, 1841: 440-42.
ID = [76436]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1841-06-15  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Millennial Star. “American Antiquities: Corroborative of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 21, no. 1 - 22, no. 22 (1 January 1859—2 June 1860): 12-14, 28-30, 48-50, 64-66 161-63, 177-78, 193-94, 209-210, 226-27, 240-42, 258, 273-74, 306-7, 321-23, 370-71, 401-3, 433-34, 449-51, 467, 513-14, 546, 577-79, 593-95, 625-26, 657-58, 689-91, 706, 737-38, 786- 87, 818-19, 835-36, 13-14, 30, 61-63, 77-78, 93-94, 124-27, 173-75, 158-59, 188-90, 206-7, 220-23, 237-39, 285-86, 300-301, 316-18, 349-50.
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Provides evidence to confirm the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. Describes the contents of the Book of Mormon and archaeological findings and discoveries, such as ancient cities, temples, altars, tools, and wells.

ID = [80938]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1859-01-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Vogel, Dan, and Brent Lee Metcalfe. American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 2002.
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“A fine line divides scripture from non-scripture, writes Robert M. Price in American Apocrypha. There are books that are not in the Bible that are as powerful and authoritative as anything in the canon. At the same time, much of the Bible was written centuries after the events it narrates by scribes using fictitious names. Clearly, the hallmark of scripture is not historical accuracy but rather its spiritual impact on individuals; exclusion from the canon is not reason to dismiss a book as heretical. Consider the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830. The nature of this volume—in particular its claim to antiquity—is the theme of nine ground-breaking essays in American Apocrypha. Thomas W. Murphy discusses the Book of Mormon’s view that American Indians are descendants of ancient Hebrews. In recent DNA tests, Native Americans have proven to be of Siberian ancestry and not of ancient Jewish or Middle Eastern descent. Nor is the Book of Mormon a traditional translation from an ancient document, writes David P. Wright, as indicated by the underlying Hebrew in the book’s Isaiah passages. Other contributors to American Apocrypha explore the evolution of ideas in the Book of Mormon during the course of its dictation.” [Publisher]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, commentaries; Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, authorship; Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81495]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 9  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02

Articles

Firmage, Edwin, Jr. “Historical Criticism and the Book of Mormon: A Personal Encounter.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 1-16. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“The remaining pages of this essay will present a few of what, for me in 1984, were discoveries of some importance. These do not by any means constitute a comprehensive explanation of the Book of Mormon. Nor are they offered as proofs of my thesis that the book is modern, but as examples of how the assumption that it is modern resolves otherwise significant difficulties.” [From author’s introduction]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon, historicity; Book of Mormon, authorship
ID = [82084]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Dunn, Scott C. “Automaticity and the Dictation of the Book of Mormon.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 17-46. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“In this essay, automatic writing refers to the ability to write or dictate text in a relatively rapid, seemingly effortless and fluent manner with no sense of control over the content. A consideration of this phenomenon is important for Mormons since a number of authors have asserted that this was the method through which Joseph Smith produced the Book of Mormon. Such a claim, if correct, can have important implications for the way Latter-day Saints approach their scriptures.” [pp.18-19]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Automatic Writing; Book of Mormon, authorship
ID = [82087]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Murphy, Thomas W. “Lamanite Genesis, Genealogy, and Genetics.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 47-77. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“This essay outlines two insights into the geography and history of human genes and their implications for Mormon thought. If the embrace of DNA research has an impact on Mormon views, it will likely propel new approaches to scripture and history already underway in intellectual circles. First, genalogical data inscribed in genes suggest to current researchers that humans and chimpanzees share a common ancestor that lived in Africa between 5 and 7 million years ago. This adds to an abundance of archaeological and other data pointing to the same conclusion and adds to the challenges one encounters in trying to uphold scriptural literalism. Second, new genetic clues are being discovered that confirm scientific views about ancient migration patterns. Ancestors of Native Americans seem to have separated from their Asian neighbors about 40,000-50,000 years ago and from each other in what may have been three or more separate waves of migration 7,000-15,000 years ago. No link between American Indians and ancient Israelites is evident in the data.” [From author’s introduction]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon, Native Americans and; Native Americans, Mormon views of; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [82088]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Vogel, Dan, and Brent Lee Metcalfe. “The Validity of the Witnesses’ Testimonies.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 79-121. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“In this essay I will examine the published testimonies of the witnesses, as well as other related historical sources, to try to determine more accurately the nature of their experiences. Hence, I will not explore the question of the witnesses’ honesty and trustworthiness; this has been exploited at great length by those whose intent has been to present a false dichotomy: either the witnesses told the truth about their experiences, and therefore Joseph Smith’s claims about the plates are true, or they lied and the plates never existed. This either/or reduction misrepresents the situation facing those who wish to examine the historical nature of these events.” [From author’s introduction]

Keywords: Whitmer, David; Whitmer, Peter, Jr.; Harris, Martin; Whitmer, John; Whitmer, Jacob; Book of Mormon, witnesses; Whitmer, Christian; Smith, Joseph, Sr.; Page, Hiram; Smith, Hyrum (1800-1844); Smith, Samuel H.; Cowdery, Oliver
ID = [82086]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Smith, George D., Jr. “B. H. Roberts: Book of Mormon Apologist and Skeptic.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 123-155. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“Brigham Henry Roberts developed the primary apologetic arguments used to define the antiquity of the Book of Mormon, a book most Latter-day Saints believe narrates the story of the ancestors of the American Indian. While speaking to the Church as a general authority, Roberts addressed the book as an ancient record; privately, however, he voiced doubts. In the last twelve years of his life, he encountered questions about Book of Mormon language, archeology, and geography that he could not answer. As he reexamined his earlier writings on the subject, he turned to his colleagues with two critical treatises that asked whether the prophet had created a ’wonder tale’ which, ’I sorrowfully submit, points to Joseph Smith’ as its author. He expressed his public faith and private doubts to the end of his life.” [From author’s introduction]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Roberts, B. H., Book of Mormon and; Internal conflict, intellectual
ID = [82090]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Wright, David P. “Isaiah in the Book of Mormon: Or Joseph Smith in Isaiah.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 157-234. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“A major question in Book of Mormon scholarship is whether the several chapters or passages of Isaiah cited and paraphrased in the book derive from an ancient text or whether they have been copied with some revision from the King James Version of the Bible. The BoM narrative would have us believe the former, that its citations of Isaiah come directly or ultimately from the brass plates of Laban or from Jesus’ recitation where, according to the BoM, he visited the New World peoples shortly after his death. Closer study shows that despite the intent of the story, the Isaiah of the BoM is a revision of the KJV and not a translation of an ancient document. This essay seeks to review and enlarge upon the evidence of this conclusion. It focuses on internal textual evidence where the BoM’s Isaiah appears to reflect or respond to the peculiarities and idiom of the KJV text. This analysis demonstrates how intricately and fully the BoM Isaiah is tied to the KJV. The last section reviews and shows the weakness of arguments that the BoM has parallels with ancient manuscripts and translations or that its variants reflect elements of Hebrew style and language.” [From author’s introduction]

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr., Bible and; Bible, use and influence; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [82092]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Staker, Susan. “Secret Things, Hidden Things: The Seer Story in the Imaginative Economy of Joseph Smith.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 235-274. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“Those who associated with Joseph Smith during the spring and summer of 1829 remembered that he used a ’seer stone’ to dictate both the Book of Mormon and his early revelations. This fact orients Joseph Smith’s biography in crucial and important ways, pointing not only backward to his youthful career as glass-looker and treasure seer but forward as well to his emerging work as translator, prophet, seer, and Moses-like leader of a community of believers. This continuity was important for early believers, coming as they did from a world similar to Smith’s where the line between magic and religion was fluid and inspiring, not dangerous or degrading.

Keywords: Seer stones; Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [82091]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Vogel, Dan. “Echoes of Anti-Masonry: A Rejoinder to Critics of the Anti-Masonic Thesis.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 275-320. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“In recent years Mormon apologists have begun to challenge what many researchers, myself included, long regarded as obvious: the Book of Mormon’s reflection of the cultural milieu of early nineteenth-century America, particularly the anti-Masonic controversy that pervaded westen New York during the late 1820s. If the similarities between Masonry and the secret societies described in the book are not apparent to some modern readers, they were to its first readers, Mormon and non-Mormon, who almost immediately associated its warnings of latter-day ’secret combinations’ with the dreaded Masons. Despite the book’s use of the term ’secret combinations’--a favorite anti-Masonic epithet--several scholars now, for various reasons, object to the connection and, in some instances, offer alternative interpretations. In particular, I will examine and respond to the arguments put forth by Richard L. Bushman, Blake T. Ostler, D. Michael Quinn, and Daniel C. Peterson.” [From author’s introduction]

Keywords: Peterson, Daniel C.; Quinn, D. Michael; Freemasonry; Book of Mormon, anti-Masonry; Ostler, Blake T.; Bushman, Richard L.
ID = [82085]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Price, Robert M. “Joseph Smith: Inspired Author of the Book of Mormon.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 321-366. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“The trembling hands of young Joseph Smith uncovered the buried golden plates of Mormon and Moroni, lost chapters of an undreamed-of history of Israelite tribes and the Christian Savior in the New World. As the depraved Lamanite had purused the Nephite Mormon and his son to death, so did young Smith feel besieged by the competing claims of rival evangelists and revivalists in his ’Burned-Over District.’ It was no surprise that the analogous tale told in the plates struck a note deep within him. And as the Nephites had long survived as a parallel branch of biblical Israel in the western hemisphere, so would the Church of the Latter-day Saints make its lonely but triumphant way through the generations as a parallel version of the Christian religion shared, at arm’s length, by most other Americans.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Book of Mormon, origins; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, authorship
ID = [82089]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Kinney, Inez. “American Archaeology: The Pre-Incas Emerge.” Saints’ Herald 89 (12 September 1942): 1163-64, 1171.
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Pachacamac, a deity of the Incas, and the ancient ruins of his cities and temple remind one of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78979]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-09-12  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Shalev, Eran. “An American Book of Chronicles: Pseudo-​Biblicism and the Cultural Origins of The Book of Mormon.” 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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This chapter examines the Book of Mormon in light of the popular pseudo-biblical genre of the time period in which it was published. It hypothesizes that the Book of Mormon could not have gained the traction it did if not for the existence of contemporary texts written in biblical style.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual parallels; Book of Mormon, Bible and; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon, American setting
ID = [82104]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Bates, Ernest Sutherland. American Faith. New York: Norton, 1940.
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A polemical work that discusses Mormonism on pages 341-58. The author considers the Book of Mormon “an unsuccessful imitation of the style of the King James Version” of the Bible. After a brief review of the Book of Mormon’s contents the author notes alleged anachronisms such as biblical plagiarism, quotations from Shakespeare, and others. Reference is also made to the incident of Anthon’s 1834 denial of the “sealed book”

ID = [77498]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1940-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Sperry, Sidney B. “The American Gospel.” Deseret News Church Section (18 January 1947): 10, 12.
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Explains that the American gospel is the gospel taught by Jesus Christ when he administered to the Nephites on the American continent. Many of the principles Jesus taught were the same as he had taught in the Holy Land among the Jews.

ID = [80258]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1947-01-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
American Heritage News. Sampson Co., NC: Piney Green Press, 1976.
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A whimsical newspaper-like publication that describes Book of Mormon events as if they were happening today. Cartoon drawings are included.

ID = [77499]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The American Heritage of Freedom—A Plan of God.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1961.
ID = [27454]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1961-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 26556  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:28
Petersen, Mark E. “American History and Nephi’s Vision.” Church News 3 (25 March 1933): 4, 5, 8.
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Compares Nephi’s vision (1 Nephi 13) to the manner in which history unfolded on the American continent. Columbus was inspired, the Pilgrims came out of captivity, the gentiles fought against England, and America became a land of liberty and prosperity as Nephi prophesied.

ID = [78980]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1933-03-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Cowan, Richard O. “American History Foreseen by Nephi.” Instructor 101 (September 1966): 328-29.
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The remarkable vision of Nephi in 1 Nephi 13 speaks concerning the Savior’s visit to America, Columbus’ crossing the ocean, and the “plain and precious” truths of the gospel in the Book of Mormon that would come forth.

ID = [78981]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Haws, Virgil. “The American Indian and the Blood Groups.” UASN Misc. Papers 18 (December 1956).
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A report on blood type analyses used to determine the origins of the American Indians. A lack of B-type blood, which is outstanding in Asiatic areas, indicates that most American Indians are probably not of Mongoloid descent. Transoceanic crossings, espoused in the Book of Mormon, are discussed as a possible source for American Indian origins.

ID = [80259]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1956-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Pratt, Noel B. The American Indian Bible. Alexandria, VA: Free Bible Foundation,n.d.
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Presents the first section of 1 Nephi as the “book of Lehi” Says nothing about the name Book of Mormon, its origins, or Joseph Smith, but entitles his series the American Indian Bible. Has no commentary or notes.

ID = [78327]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Larsen, Dean L. American Indians Today. Provo, UT: Extension Publications, 1965.
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A booklet containing four lectures on the Indians. Author endeavors to identify the American Indians, deals with the condition and status of the North American Indians as of 1964, discusses the LDS Indian programs, and is concerned with the ways in which the Caucasian sector of the Church can be of service to the Indians.

ID = [77500]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1965-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Talmage, James E. “The American Nation in Prophecy.” Deseret News Church Section (26 July 1930): 6.
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Says that the Book of Mormon prophesied of the American nation, the United States—the struggle for independence, the establishment of democracy, and that no king would rule over the land.

ID = [80260]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1930-07-26  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Millennial Star. “American Warfare.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 36, no. 27 (7 July 1874): 417-20.
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Compares the attitudes of the people during the Civil War with people who fought in Book of Mormon wars. During the Civil War, Americans fought to the bitter end rather than surrendering when they saw that they would suffer defeat. Similar attitudes prevailed in the Book of Mormon when the Lamanites destroyed all the Nephites (Mormon 6) and the Jaredites slaughtered one another (Ether 15).

ID = [80961]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-07-07  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Fenton, Elizabeth, and Jared Hickman, eds. Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
ID = [77501]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 17  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35

Articles

Williams, R. J. “The Ghost and the Machine: Plates and Paratext in The Book of Mormon.” 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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In this chapter, the author discusses attempts to examine the nature of the Book of Mormon without considering its historicity. The author concludes that it is impossible to separate the work from its own historicity, and that part of the book’s value lies in that fact.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, printing; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [82109]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Sayre, Jillian J. “Books Buried in the Earth: The Book of Mormon, Revelation, and the Humic Foundations of the Nation.” 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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This chapter examines the importance of written text in the Book of Mormon and the way in which its writers transcend time, communicating directly with readers in the present day. It argues that the Latter-day Saint community is influenced largely by voices from the past, and that similarly, America’s national culture formed due to the societal connections created by print culture.

Keywords: Social and cultural history; Social and cultural history, American setting; Book of Mormon
ID = [82102]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Gutjahr, Paul. “Orson Pratt’s Enduring Influence on The Book of Mormon.” 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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This chapter explores Orson Pratt’s significant influence on textual aspects of the Book of Mormon, describing various editions of the book he was directly involved in editing. It emphasizes his attention to ease of access and understanding for readers.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, printing; Book of Mormon, editions and translations; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, Orson Pratt and
ID = [82099]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hardy, Grant R. “The Book of Mormon and the Bible.” 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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This chapter draws parallels between the Book of Mormon and the Bible, examining the two from multiple perspectives including Americanism, diction, and intertextuality.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual parallels; Book of Mormon, Bible and; Book of Mormon
ID = [82100]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Brown, Samuel Morris. “‘To Read the Round of Eternity’: Speech, Text, and Scripture in The Book of Mormon.” 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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This chapter explores the relationship between oral and written communication, claiming that the Book of Mormon argues against scripture’s ability to stand alone. It discusses the corruptibility of written text and the importance of a modern seer in rendering ancient scripture relevant and understandable.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, comparative linguistics
ID = [82094]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Scales, Laura Thiemann. “‘The Writing of the Fruit of Thy Loins’: Reading, Writing, and Prophecy in The Book of Mormon.” 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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“The Book of Mormon is the story of how ancient Israelites established a civilization in the Americas, but it is also the story of the book itself : how the records were acquired, composed, labored over, protected, lost, abridged, preserved for a thousand years, and finally buried so that the plates could, as prophesied, be discovered by Joseph Smith centuries later. The prominence of the reader and writer is not just an incidental feature of this scripture, but is essential to the Mormon understanding of the relationship between human and divine. This essay identifies three key narrative features of The Book of Mormon : the centrality of readers and witnesses to the creation of scripture, the primacy of the act of writing in revelation and prophecy, and the mediation that allows a single person to inhabit multiple narrative categories. Biblical prophets, especially “writing prophets” like Jeremiah and Ezekiel, share some features with the prophets of The Book of Mormon , such as first-​person narration and dialogue with God. Yet there is little biblical precedent for The Book of Mormon’s intense focus on its own textuality and its own narrative practices or for the ways in which prophets transcend their passive, anointed roles and become authors of scripture in their own right. Its insistent textuality does, however, link The Book of Mormon to other scriptural and prophetic forms that arose in the antebellum United States. While the Mormon prophets vary in their literary style, narrative techniques, and personal presence, the centrality of reading, writing, and the system of scripture-​craft is persistent.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon
ID = [82103]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Shreve, Grant. “Nephite Secularization ; or, Picking and Choosing in The Book of Mormon.” 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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This chapter describes secularization among the Nephites. It claims that the Book of Mormon attempts to solve problems of secularity faced by Joseph Smith in early 19th-century America.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon
ID = [82105]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Bentley, Nancy. “Kinship, The Book of Mormon, and Modern Revelation.” 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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“In this essay I examine The Book of Mormon as a latter-​day Book of the Dead, a purportedly ancient text that reveals truths for a modern world. Unlike the Egyptian Book of the Dead, in The Book of Mormon the keys to securing a place in the afterlife are not spells or incantations but—​as befits a modern people—​a true knowledge of American history and a Christian reformation of family and kin life that is necessary for salvation. The distinctive way it connects ancient and modern worlds can be illuminated through comparison with other contemporary efforts to join the living and the dead. I compare The Book of Mormon with Morgan’s secular ethnology and (more briefly) with the New Religion founded by Handsome Lake, two other transformations of kinship thinking that were rooted in western New York and that rested on textualizing voices of the dead. In all three cases, spiritual truths encrypted in the deep past are cross-​fertilized with the modern doctrine of self-​making through contract. The disparities among them, however, can teach us as much about secularity as it does about American religion.” [Author]

Keywords: Kinship; Native Americans, Mormons and; Book of Mormon, Native Americans and; Book of Mormon
ID = [82093]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Coviello, Peter. “How the Mormons Became White: Scripture, Sex, Sovereignty.” 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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This chapter discusses race in the Book of Mormon, claiming that while racism is prevalent in the book, another defining theme is that of the self-destruction of an imperialist society. This chapter also comments on relations between Latter-day Saint colonists and Native Americans.

Keywords: Native Americans, Mormons and; Imperialism; Book of Mormon; Native Americans, Mormon views of
ID = [82095]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Fenton, Elizabeth. “Nephites and Israelites: The Book of Mormon and the Hebraic Indian Theory.” 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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This chapter discusses the origins of Native Americans. It claims that in providing for a Hebraic origin of Native Americans, the Book of Mormon opens the door for other peoples, histories, and texts to be revealed.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Native Americans and; Book of Mormon; Native Americans, origins of
ID = [82097]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Spencer, Joseph M., and Kimberly M. Berkey. “‘Great Cause to Mourn’: The Complexity of The Book of Mormon’s Presentation of Gender and Race.” 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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This chapter discusses gender and race in the Book of Mormon through the teachings of Samuel and Jacob, examining the way each prophet speaks to and about women and racial “others.”

Keywords: Race relations; Gender roles; Book of Mormon, women; Book of Mormon
ID = [82106]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Thayne, Stanley J. “‘We’re Going to Take Our Land Back Over’: Indigenous Positionality, the Ethnography of Reading, and The Book of Mormon.” 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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This chapter argues that Indigenous Americans-- by virtue of being Indigenous-- are positioned significantly in relation to the Book of Mormon. The chapter provides a reading of the Book of Mormon by a Catawba woman, examining her perspective on passages regarding Gentiles, Zionism, and geography.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Native Americans and; Native Americans, origins of; Native Americans, Catawba
ID = [82107]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
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: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Easton-Flake, Amy. “‘Arise From the Dust, My Sons, and Be Men’: Masculinity in The Book of Mormon.” 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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This chapter compares masculinity in the Book of Mormon with the masculine ideals of the 19th century. “The Book of Mormon’s prescription for ideal manhood critiques the American culture that it enters, engages with some of the most pressing religious and gender questions of the nineteenth century (such as continuing revelation, sola scriptura, increasing materialism, and changing gender dynamics and responsibilities), and provides the precedent for the religion Joseph Smith founded—​ a religion that, in its nineteenth-​century context, called for its followers to gather to communal societies, to labor spiritually to convert others to their faith, to place fathers as the moral heads of the home, and to seek direct communication with the Lord. To learn how to succeed at such aspirations, nineteenth-​century Church members needed only to look to the examples of their spiritual forefathers in The Book of Mormon.” [Author]

Keywords: Gender roles; Masculinity; Book of Mormon
ID = [82096]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hutchins, Zachary McLeod. “‘I Lead the Way, like Columbus’: Joseph Smith, Genocide, and Revelatory Ambiguity.” 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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This introduction gives an overview of the Book of Mormon and its origins. It describes the unique aspects the Book of Mormon presents to Americanist literary critics, including that of its claim to divine origin, its anachronism, and its centrality to the foundation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, American setting; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [82101]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Whitley, Edward Keyes. “Book of Mormon Poetry.” 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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This chapter explores elements of Book of Mormon poetry including symbols, form, and allusion.

Keywords: Literary arts; Book of Mormon; Literary arts, poetry
ID = [82108]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Farnsworth, Dewey, and Edith Wood. The Americas Before Columbus. El Paso, TX: Farnsworth Publishing, 1947.
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A presentation of photographs, notes, and comments dealing with ancient South and Central America. Discusses Hebrew and Egyptian parallels in the New World, four brothers as founders of the early South American culture, Christianity before Columbus, cement roads, and the use of metal. This work is reviewed in S.515.

ID = [78328]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1947-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Sorenson, Donna D. “America—A Choice Land.” Relief Society Magazine 27 (May 1940): 343-44.
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The Book of Mormon prophesied of Christopher Columbus and declares America to be “a choice land,” “a land of liberty” The fulfillment of this promise rests upon obedience to Jesus Christ by those who occupy the land.

ID = [78976]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1940-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Ricks, Joel E. “America’s Ancient Inhabitants.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 55, no. 42-44 (16, 23, 30 October 1893): 672-75, 695-98, 711-14.
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A report of the author’s explorations in Salt River Valley, Arizona, wherein he hypothesizes that the inhabitants of Salt River Valley came from Hagoth’s voyages to the north country (Alma 63). The peoples had buildings and temples made of cement and probably used metal.

ID = [81005]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1893-10-16  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
America’s Ancients Speak From the Dust. Los Angeles: California Mission, 1950?.
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A missionary tract covering the origin of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Mormon witnesses, archaeological facts, and several biblical proof texts.

ID = [77490]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1950-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Bankhead, Reid E. “America’s Decision About Christ.” In The Ninth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Book of Mormon, edited by A. Gary Anderson, 1-10. Provo, UT: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1982.
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Those who reject the Book of Mormon will be brought into captivity, spiritually and temporally. The early Latter-day Saints left the inhabited areas of America because of the rejection of the Book of Mormon and of Christ by the American people.

ID = [81062]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Romney, Marion G. “America’s Fate and Ultimate Destiny.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, May 2, 1976.
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In God’s economy, America is now and has always been a choice and favored land. God has decreed for her a final, great, and glorious destiny.

Keywords: America; Podcast: Classic Speeches
ID = [68457]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1976-05-02  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:52
Weiner, George. “America’s Jewish Braves.” Mankind 4 (n.d.): 56-64.
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In 1644 Antonio de Montezinos, a Jewish adventurer, declared he had found the lost Ten Tribes in America. The Spanish, who in the Inquisition tried to eliminate Jewish influence, continued to do so in America. They destroyed artifacts and architecture that made the link. The belief that the Lost Ten Tribes were in America has had a profound influence on the history of the world. Among the books written supporting this theory, the Book of Mormon is a significant work.

ID = [78973]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Blumenschien, Marian. “America’s Legacy from Sumer.” Saints’ Herald 123 (August 1976): 476-79.
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Compares the studies of Samuel N. Kramer on the Sumerian culture at the time of the tower of Babel with the Jaredite culture as explained in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78974]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Velt, Harold Iven. America’s Lost Civilizations. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1948-1949.
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The high culture and notable achievements found in the archaeology of early American civilizations are outlined and shown to be consistent with the description of civilization found in the Book of Mormon. Christian influence in America before Columbus and Hebrew/Egyptian origins of American aborigines are also discussed in relation to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77491]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1949-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Buchanan, Golden R. America’s Scripture. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, n.d.
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A tract written to non-LDS presenting an overview of the coming forth and the contents of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77492]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Kirkham, Francis W. “America’s Strangest Book.” Deseret News Church Section (22 September—10 November 1934; 1, 15, 22 December 1934; 5, 19, 26 January, 1935; 9 February 1935): 1, 8, 5, 8, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 8, 7, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7.
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Fifteen-part series. Joseph Smith was unshakable in his faith that the Book of Mormon was “the most correct book” The observations of the critics of the Book of Mormon by D. H. Bays, Rev. M. T. Lamb, the Wayne Sentinel, and the Palmyra Reflector show that the book is either true or false. The Book of Mormon is evidence of divine intervention. Reprints articles from the Wayne Sentinel dated September 16, 1829—January 2, 1830, that are infiammatory and derogatory toward the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. Contains facts concerning the translation and publication process of the Book of Mormon. Includes Joseph Smith’s own words concerning commencement of the translation with Oliver Cowdery as scribe, the move to Fayette, New York, and publication by E. B. Grandin. Quotes extensively from Lucy Mack Smith concerning Joseph’s reception of the plates, the work of translation, the loss of the 116 pages of manuscript, and Martin Harris’s donation of money for the Book of Mormon. John S. Reed, Esq., a nonmember, delivered testimony before the state convention at Nauvoo in 1844 that Joseph had received the plates. Quotes several authors to prove that it was well-known that Joseph Smith had the plates prior to the publication of the Book of Mormon. Both friend and foe declared Joseph unlearned and devoid of the ability to write the Book of Mormon. Earnest seekers of truth and the knowledge of God acknowledge the Book of Mormon as a divine witness of Jesus Christ.

ID = [78975]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1934-09-22  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Driggs, H. Wayne. “America’s Witness for Christ: a pageant from the stick of Joseph, known to the world as the Book of Mormon.” N.p.: n.p.,n.d.
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This collection includes a script for a pageant entitled The Book of Mormon. It explains the meaning and purpose of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77493]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Hansen, Harold I. “America’s Witness for Christ: Based on the Book of Mormon.” N.p., 1958.
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Contains the script to the Hill Cumorah pageant.

ID = [77494]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1958-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Wallace, Arthur, ed. America’s Witness for Jesus Christ: The Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Utah Publishers Press, 1978.
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An abridged version of the Book of Mormon with an emphasis on Christ-related material. Also includes an index of name-titles used in the Book of Mormon to describe Christ.

ID = [77495]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Stott, G. St. John. “Amerindian Identity, the Book of Mormon, and the American Dream.” Journal of American Studies of Turkey 19 (2004): 21-33.
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“In 1829 William Apess (1798-1839) published his autobiography, Son of the Forest, in which he foresaw Native Americans flocking to accept Christianity and ’occupy[ing] seats in the kingdom’ before his white readers would (O’Connell 51). The following year—but without any knowledge of Apess’ work — Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-44) published the Book of Mormon, in which he foresaw the same, and indeed went further. As well as anticipating their conversion, Smith envisioned Native Americans both building an American New Jerusalem and acting as God’s scourge, executing divine judgment on an apostate United States (Stott “New Jerusalem” 75-76). Unlike those of his generation whose valuation of Indianness ’went hand in hand with the dispossession and conquest of actual Indian people’ (Deloria 182), Smith foresaw the dispossession and conquest of the whites. The work’s radicalism should not be exaggerated : it would mix eighteenth-century environmentalism with the covenant theology of the Old Testament, and Smith would have no qualms in reporting that the dark coloration of Native Americans was evidence of a curse. Nevertheless, that he made no attempt in his early thought to follow precedent and appropriate the Abrahamic myth for European Americans, but instead saw God working through the American Indian, is remarkable. It is fully understandable that Apess, a Pequot brought up by white families and converted to Methodism, would talk of Christianity as a means to the redemption of his people; less so that Smith would argue that the future of white America depended on the continent’s native population. In what follows I begin with the curse and move to the eschatology in order to explain Smith’s reasons for thinking so, and for believing — only fifty years after the Revolution — that the American Dream was morally bankrupt.” [Author]

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr., Native Americans and; Book of Mormon, Native Americans and; Native Americans; Native Americans, Mormon views of
ID = [82056]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
McMurtry, Benjamin. “The Amlicites and Amalekites: Are They the Same People?” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 25 (2017): 269-281.
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Abstract: Royal Skousen’s Book of Mormon Critical Text Project has proposed many hundreds of changes to the text of the Book of Mormon. A subset of these changes does not come from definitive evidence found in the manuscripts or printed editions but are conjectural emendations. In this paper, I examine one of these proposed changes — the merging of two dissenting Nephite groups, the Amlicites and the Amalekites. Carefully examining the timeline and geography of these groups shows logical problems with their being the same people. This paper argues that they are, indeed, separate groups and explores a plausible explanation for the missing origins of the Amalekites.

Keywords: Amalekite (Nephite Apostate Group); Amlicite; Critical Text; Translation
ID = [3697]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 29692  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
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
Rees, Robert A. “Ammon.” Ensign, June 1977.
ID = [43714]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 20628  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:55
Welch, John W., and John M. Lundquist. “Ammon and Cutting Off the Arms of Enemies.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ammon (Son of King Mosiah); Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Warfare
ID = [66494]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Yerman, Bruce E. “Ammon and the Mesoamerican Custom of Smiting off Arms.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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Ammon, a Nephite missionary who chose to serve a Lamanite king as his servant, gained fame by cutting off the arms of the king’s enemies. The practice of smiting off arms of enemies as trophies fits a cultural pattern known among the later Aztecs and Maya in pre-Spanish Mesoamerica.

ID = [2996]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 9316  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
“Ammon Meets King Lamoni’s Father.” Friend 23 (January 1993): 40-41.
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Scenes from Ammon’s encounter with King Lamoni’s father illustrated in color for children.

ID = [78983]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Avant, Gerry. “Ammon Received Spirit of Prophecy, Revelation after Much Study, Faith.” Church News 58 (14 May 1988): 14.
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Relates Ammon’s fourteen years of unselfish missionary service.

ID = [78984]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-05-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Cummins, Lawrence E. “Ammon the Valiant.” Friend 15 (May 1985): 48-49.
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Deals with the story of Ammon, the son of Mosiah, who served King Lamoni, and the subsequent conversion of the king, his family, and the people (Alma 17-19).

ID = [78985]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Thomsen, Blaine C. The Ammonite. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1979.
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A fictional story of Jothan, an iron worker of King Lamoni’s court who fashioned an important sword, and of Ammon who became a shepherd for Lamoni. This work is reviewed in S.085.

ID = [78329]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Boyce, Duane. “The Ammonites Were Not Pacifists.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 20 (2016): 293-313.
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Abstract: Although it is common to believe that the Ammonites were pacifists, the report of their story demonstrates that this is a mistake. Appreciating the Ammonites’ non-pacifism helps us think more clearly about them, and it also explains several features of the text. These are textual elements that surprise us if we assume that the Ammonites were pacifists, but that make perfect sense once we understand that they were not. Moreover, in addition to telling us that the Ammonites were not pacifists, the text also gives us the actual reason the Ammonites came to eschew all conflict — and we learn from this why significant prophetic leaders (from King Benjamin to Alma to Mormon) did not reject the sword in the same way. The text also reveals the intellectual flaw in supposing that the Ammonites’ early acts of self-sacrifice set the proper example for all disciples to follow.

ID = [3752]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 53122  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Hanson, Paul M. “Among Ancient American Cities No. 1-11.” Saints’ Herald 76 (13 February—29 May 1929): 184-87, 213-15, 244, 269-70, 301-302, 328-30, 517-20, 553-55, 561, 588-91, 619-21, 640, 645-48.
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Reprints of letters that describe the ruins of Central America: Teotihuac‡n, Tula, Copan, Quirigua, Palenque, Uxmal, and others. Includes photographs. He relates Central American Culture and religion with Near Eastern Culture and religion, quoting such authors as Bancroft, Humboldt, and Lord Kingsborough, among others, to back his claims. Equates Quetzalcoatl with Jesus Christ whose visit to America is recorded in 3 Nephi 11 in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78986]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-02-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Tiffany, Joel. “Among the Mormons (An Interview with Martin Harris).” Tiffany’s Monthly 5(May-July 1859): 46-51, 119-21, 163.
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Tells about Joseph Smith’s use of a seer stone to translate the Book of Mormon. Calls the character of Joseph Smith into question but bears witness that the Book of Mormon is the work of God.

ID = [78987]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1859-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Wallace, Anthony. Among the Seneca Indians of New York. Fresno, CA: Book of Mormon Foundation, 1960.
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Events and predictions of the Book of Mormon are closely related to events that transpired among the Seneca Indians in the years 1798 and 1815.

ID = [77502]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Reynolds, George. “Amulek.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 3 (1875): 35-36.
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Biographical sketch of Amulek who was a man “of liberal education, of great faith, of unswerving integrity, and untiring zeal for the cause of truth.” Also discusses Alma, Zeezrom, and the divine justice displayed in the destruction of Ammonihah.

Keywords: Alma the Younger, Amulek, Conversion, Integrity, Missionary Work, Zeezrom
ID = [75827]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-02-06  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Reynolds, George. “Amulek.” Juvenile Instructor 10 (6 February 1875): 35-36.
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Biographical sketch of Amulek who was a man “of liberal education, of great faith, of unswerving integrity, and untiring zeal for the cause of truth” Also discusses Alma, Zeezrom, and the divine justice displayed in the destruction of Ammonihah.

ID = [78988]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-02-06  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
Duckwitz, Norbert H. O. “Amulek.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Amulek, Prophet
ID = [74194]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 2564  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:00
Avant, Gerry. “Amulek Becomes Fellow Laborer on Alma’s Mission.” Church News 58 (7 May 1988): 14.
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Alma and Amulek share common experiences before and during their missionary experiences.

ID = [78990]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-05-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
“Amulek: Receives Call.” Church News 38 (5 October 1968): 16.
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Recounts the story of Amulek, a missionary companion to Alma in the city of Ammonihah whose call came from God through an angel.

ID = [78991]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1968-10-05  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Bolton, Andrew. “Anabaptism, the Book of Mormon, and the Peace Church Option.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 37, no. 1 (Spring, 2004): 75-94.
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Bolton discusses similarities that exist between the Anabaptists and the Latter-day Saints, and explores the presence of Anabaptist themes in the Book of Mormon. The themes of believer’s baptism, questions of the sword, mutual aid and community, salvation, grace and works, keeping the commandments, and church order are all examined. Bolton contends that while Joseph Smith initially embraced the peace advocated by these themes, he eventually adopted a stance of ’justified’ violence. In spite of the legacy left by this example, all Latter-day Saints can, Bolton believes, learn from these themes to ’more fully find the way of Jesus’ by wholeheartedly opposing violence and embracing the ’peace church’ option.

Keywords: Comparative religion, Anabaptism; Doctrinal history, peace; Crime and violence
ID = [81987]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Moore, C. E. “Anachronisms and the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 52, no. 10 (1949): 644, 659-660.
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This article argues that there is a marked absence of anachronisms in the Book of Mormon. One method of detecting a fraudulent historical document is to examine it for anachronisms. It is almost impossible to keep such errors from slipping into documents when one is producing the document in a time period other than that about which it is being written.

Keywords: Adieu, Authenticity, Book of Mormon Anachronisms, Book of Mormon Authorship, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics
ID = [77004]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1949-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
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: 4/17/24 10:52:46
Jenkins, Joseph A. “An Analysis from a Teacher’s Perspective.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 57-58.
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Review of Charting the Book of Mormon (1999), by John W. Welch and J. Gregory Welch

Keywords: Scripture Study; Study Aid
ID = [387]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 3644  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Smith, Julie M. “An Analysis of Benjaminite and Markan Christology.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
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The term Christology refers to the presentation of the life and nature of Jesus Christ. The purpose of this essay is to explore King Benjamin’s Christology (see Mosiah 3), to consider its similarities to that found in the Gospel of Mark, and to explore some implications of Benjamin’s Christology. Christology is often described as being on a continuum from low (which emphasizes the human nature of Jesus) to high (which emphasizes his divine nature). It is definitely the case that Benjamin’s description of Jesus contains elements of a high Christology since he begins by describing Jesus as “the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity” (Mosiah 3:5). Yet the very next line describes Jesus as “dwell[ing] in a tabernacle of clay” (Mosiah 3:5), which reflects a decidedly low Christology. This emphasis on the mortal nature of Jesus continues as Benjamin relates at length Jesus’s physical suffering (see Mosiah 3:7).

ID = [81899]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Arp, Nathan J. “An Analysis of Mormon’s Narrative Strategies Employed on the Zeniffite Narrative and Their Effect on Limhi.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 59 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 59 (2023): 159-190.
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Abstract: The prophet Mormon’s editorial skill brings the narrative of the Zeniffites alive with a complex tumble of viewpoints, commentary, and timelines. Mormon seems to apply similar narrative strategies as those used in the Bible in his approach to abridging the history of his people. A comparative reading of the various accounts in the Zeniffite story provides the close reader with a deep picture of Limhi, the tragic grandson of the founding king, Zeniff, and the son of the iniquitous King Noah. Noah’s wicked rule brought his people into bondage. His conflicted son Limhi’s efforts to free the people, although well meaning, often imperiled his people. Fortunately, Limhi’s proclivity for making poor judgments did not extend to his acceptance of the gospel. In fact, coexistent with the repeated errors Limhi makes in the narrative lies one of his greatest strengths, his willingness to accept correction. This is a vital characteristic necessary for the repentance required by the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is what redeemed Limhi from his comedy of errors. It is this quality that can also redeem us all. Limhi’s love for his father, in the end, did not doom him to make the same mistakes Noah did. When the messengers from God came, Limhi listened and accepted their message. Mormon’s characterization strategies described here are a credit to his art and support the hypothesis that he is an inheritor of the poetics of biblical narrative. His narrative strategies not only characterize the cast in his narrative, but also characterize him. The care Mormon took in crafting his abridgment reveal his observational prowess. He saw God’s hand in his people’s history, and he went to great lengths to teach his readers how to see it too. His characterization of Limhi is a personal message about how wickedness and tyranny affect individuals.

Keywords: Alma; Book of Mormon; Limhi; Mormon; Mosiah
ID = [81881]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 80277  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Stott, Douglas W. “An Analysis of Possible Prophetic Techniques Employed by Mormon in Abridging the Nephite Record for Latter-day Readers.” N.p., 1982.
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Delineates the parts of the Book of Mormon worked on by Mormon. Discusses the lost 116 pages. Refers to the “types” or “situation symbols” from the Old World carried through the Book of Mormon. Points out relevant passages for today’s world.

ID = [77504]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Holland, Jeffrey R. “An Analysis of Selected Changes in Major Editions of the Book of Mormon, 1830-1920.” Master’s thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1966.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon, editions and translations
ID = [81558]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1966-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Holland, Jeffrey R. “An Analysis of Selected Changes in Major Editions of the Book of Mormon: 1830- 1920.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1966.
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Compares the changes of a number of LDS editions of the Book of Mormon, including the first three editions (1830, 1837, and 1840) published under the direction of Joseph Smith, the third British edition (1852) edited by Franklin D. Richards, Orson Pratt’s 1879 revision that introduced a new chapter and verse system, and James E. Talmage’s 1920 version. The author displays 156 textual differences between these editions. Only a sampling of differences is provided with no intent to be systematic or complete.

ID = [78996]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1966-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Burgon, Glade L. “An Analysis of Style Variations in the Book of Mormon.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1958.
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Reviews the style, vocabulary, and unique characteristics of the various books within the Book of Mormon. Concludes that the books were authored by a number of writers rather than a single writer, Joseph Smith.

ID = [78997]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1958-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Skousen, Royal. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon Part Five: Alma 56 – 3 Nephi 18. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2008.
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The version available here online at Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is a reproduction of the printed version of ATV, published in 2004–2009 by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, now a part of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. No textual adjustments to the printed version have been made.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Critical Text; Grammar; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Textual Variants
ID = [6747]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:15
Skousen, Royal. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon Part Four: Alma 21–55. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2007.
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The version available here online at Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is a reproduction of the printed version of ATV, published in 2004–2009 by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, now a part of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. No textual adjustments to the printed version have been made.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Critical Text; Grammar; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Textual Variants
ID = [6746]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:15
Skousen, Royal. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon Part One: 1 Nephi 1 – 2 Nephi 10. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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The version available here online at Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is a reproduction of the printed version of ATV, published in 2004–2009 by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, now a part of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. No textual adjustments to the printed version have been made. ATV appears in six books and gives a complete analysis of all the important cases of textual variation (or potential variation) in the history of the Book of Mormon. It starts out with the title page of the Book of Mormon and the two witness statements, then turns to 1 Nephi and continues through the Book of Mormon to the end of Moroni.

Keywords: 1 Nephi; 2 Nephi; Critical Text; Grammar; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Structure; Translation
ID = [6743]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:15
Skousen, Royal. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon Part Six: 3 Nephi 19 – Moroni 10. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009.
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The version available here online at Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is a reproduction of the printed version of ATV, published in 2004–2009 by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, now a part of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. No textual adjustments to the printed version have been made. ATV appears in six books and gives a complete analysis of all the important cases of textual variation (or potential variation) in the history of the Book of Mormon. It starts out with the title page of the Book of Mormon and the two witness statements, then turns to 1 Nephi and continues through the Book of Mormon to the end of Moroni.

Keywords: 3 Nephi; 4 Nephi; Critical Text; Ether; Grammar; Joseph; Jr.; Mormon; Moroni; Smith; Structure; Translation
ID = [6748]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:15
Skousen, Royal. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon Part Three: Mosiah 17 – Alma 20. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2006.
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The version available here online at Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is a reproduction of the printed version of ATV, published in 2004–2009 by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, now a part of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. No textual adjustments to the printed version have been made. ATV appears in six books and gives a complete analysis of all the important cases of textual variation (or potential variation) in the history of the Book of Mormon. It starts out with the title page of the Book of Mormon and the two witness statements, then turns to 1 Nephi and continues through the Book of Mormon to the end of Moroni.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Critical Text; Grammar; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Textual Variants
ID = [6745]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:15
Skousen, Royal. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon Part Two: 2 Nephi 11 – Mosiah 16. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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The version available here online at Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is a reproduction of the printed version of ATV, published in 2004–2009 by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, now a part of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. No textual adjustments to the printed version have been made. ATV appears in six books and gives a complete analysis of all the important cases of textual variation (or potential variation) in the history of the Book of Mormon. It starts out with the title page of the Book of Mormon and the two witness statements, then turns to 1 Nephi and continues through the Book of Mormon to the end of Moroni.

Keywords: 2 Nephi; Critical Text; Enos; Grammar; Jacob; Jarom; Joseph; Jr.; Mosiah; Omni; Smith; Structure; Translation; Words of Mormon
ID = [6744]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:15
Roberts, B. H. “Analysis of the Book of Mormon.” Contributor 10 (February 1889): 126-30.
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Gives an analysis of the composition of the Book of Mormon, provides an explanation of Mormon’s work of abridgment, identifies the contributors to the Book of Mormon text, and presents a comparison of the Book of Mormon Isaiah with the biblical Isaiah.

ID = [79018]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Roberts, B. H. “An Analysis of the Book of Mormon.” The Contributor 10, no. 4 (1889): 126-130.
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Gives an analysis of the composition of the Book of Mormon, provides an explanation of Mormon’s work of abridgment, identifies the contributors to the Book of Mormon text, and presents a comparison of the Book of Mormon Isaiah with the biblical Isaiah.

Keywords: Abridgment, Book of Mormon Authorship, Isaiah (Prophet)
ID = [76461]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Roberts, B. H. “An Analysis of the Book of Mormon.” The Contributor 10, no. 4 (1889): 126-130.
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Gives an analysis of the composition of the Book of Mormon, provides an explanation of Mormon’s work of abridgment, identifies the contributors to the Book of Mormon text, and presents a comparison of the Book of Mormon Isaiah with the biblical Isaiah.

Keywords: Abridgment, Book of Mormon Authorship, Isaiah (Prophet)
ID = [76006]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Roberts, B. H. “Analysis of the Book of Mormon.” In Scrap Book of Mormon Literature, compiled by Ben E. Rich, 1:154-61. 2 vols. Chicago, IL: Etten, 1913.
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Gives an analysis of the composition of the Book of Mormon, provides an explanation of Mormon’s work of abridgment, identifies the contributors to the Book of Mormon text, and presents a comparison of the Book of Mormon Isaiah with the biblical Isaiah.

ID = [79017]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1913-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Ziegler, Wesley. An Analysis of the Book of Mormon. 2nd ed. Pasadena, CA: Publication Press, 1947.
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A polemical work that asserts that the Book of Mormon was inspired by Satan.

ID = [77505]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1947-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Roberts, B. H. Analysis of the Book of Mormon: Suggestions to the Reader. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Co.,n.d.
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Examines the structure of the Book of Mormon—the first section of the Book of Mormon represents a verbatim translation of the “smaller plates” of Nephi and the remainder is an abridgment with comments, warnings, prophecies, and admonitions mixed with narrative by Mormon and his son Moroni. Compares biblical passages with similar verses quoted in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77539]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Roberts, B. H. An Analysis of the Book of Mormon: Suggestions to the Reader. Liverpool: Millennial Star Office, 1888.
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Keywords: Abridgment, Early Church History, History, Large Plates, Lost 116 Pages, Mormon, Small Plates, Translation
ID = [75410]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1888-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Roberts, B. H. An Analysis of the Book of Mormon: Suggestions to the Reader. Liverpool: Millennial Star Office, 1888.
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Keywords: Abridgment, Early Church History, History, Large Plates, Lost 116 Pages, Mormon, Small Plates, Translation
ID = [76462]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1888-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Cheesman, Paul R. “An Analysis of the Kinderhook Plates.” N.p., n.d.
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A thorough analysis of the history and authenticity of the Kinderhook plates is presented. The author concludes that the evidence is inconclusive as to whether or not they are authentic. Includes extensive appendix of known data on the problem.

ID = [77506]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Krueger, John R. An Analysis of the Names of Mormonism. Bloomington: Selbstverlag Press, 1979.
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A study of the proper names extant in the Book of Mormon. Author notes that over 140 biblical names occur in the Book of Mormon, while over 188 Book of Mormon names are nonbiblical. After a technical analysis the writer suggests that efforts “should be directed towards linking up the non-biblical names with names found in post-biblical literature, Talmudic materials, other Semitic languages; and particularly, in materials about South American and North American proto-languages”

ID = [77507]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Merrill, Alton D. “An Analysis of the Papers and Speeches of Those Who Have Written or Spoken about the Book of Mormon Published During the Years of 1830 to 1855 and 1915 to 1940 to Ascertain the Shift in Emphasis.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1940.
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Provides a bibliographic listing of articles on the Book of Mormon that were published in Church periodicals during the years named in the title of the work, also presents comparisons of themes emphasized in one period over against the other.

ID = [78998]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1940-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Spencer, Joseph M. The Anatomy of Book of Mormon Theology, Volume Two. Salt Lake City, UT: Greg Kofford Books, Inc, 2021.
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“Few scholars of the Book of Mormon have read this volume of scripture as closely and rigorously as Joseph M. Spencer. And of those, none have devoted as much time and effort as he to a theological reading of that sacred text—that is, as Spencer writes, ’how it might shape responsible thinking about questions pertaining to the life of religious commitment’ (p. 1:173). The Anatomy of Book of Mormon Theology divides into two volumes exploring and thinking about these pertinent questions. Whereas the first volume principally contains essays that deal with relatively traditional theological questions and concerns, the essays in this volume ask about what new worlds might be discovered in doing theological work on the Book of Mormon, focusing on what Spencer calls ’microscopic’ and ’macroscopic’ theological readings of the text. Essays in the first set examine no more than a verse of the Book of Mormon—more often just a single phrase or two—to see what theological implications lie within the details of the text. The second set of essays ask questions about the shape and intentions of the whole of the Book of Mormon, as this can be discerned through the ways it deploys biblical texts—and especially the writings of Isaiah. A third set of essays follows the two on microscopic and macroscopic styles of theology and are invitations to blur the boundaries that separate different styles of Book of Mormon scholarship. These final essays call on Book of Mormon scholars to move closer to theology and calls on theologians to move closer to the Book of Mormon.” [Publisher]

Keywords: Mormon thought, theology; Doctrine, Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon; Mormon thought
ID = [81525]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Spencer, Joseph M. The Anatomy of Book of Mormon Theology: Volume One. Salt Lake City, UT: Greg Kofford Books, Inc, 2021.
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“Few scholars of the Book of Mormon have read this volume of scripture as closely and rigorously as Joseph M. Spencer. And of those, none have devoted as much time and effort as he to a theological reading of that sacred text--that is, as Spencer writes, ’how it might shape responsible thinking about questions pertaining to the life of religious commitment’ (p. 1:173). The Anatomy of Book of Mormon Theology divides into two volumes exploring and thinking about these pertinent questions. Each concerns a different part of the defense of the claim that theology is and ought to be particularly important for Book of Mormon studies. In this first volume, Spencer gathers early essays in which he gestures toward theological interpretation without knowing how to defend it; essays about why theology is important to Book of Mormon scholarship and how to ensure that it does not overstep its boundaries; and essays that do theological work on the Book of Mormon in relatively obvious ways or with relatively traditional topics. The last category of essays divides into two subcategories: essays specifically on the central theological question of Jesus Christ’s atonement, as the Book of Mormon understands it; and essays on a variety of traditional theological topics, again as the Book of Mormon understands them.” [Publisher]

Keywords: Mormon thought, theology; Doctrine, Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon; Mormon thought
ID = [81524]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Young, Levi Edgar. “Ancient America.” Young Woman’s Journal 28 (August 1917): 482-87.
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Concentrating on archaeological finds in Mexico, Yucatan, Central America, and Peru, this article presents the civilizations of ancient America as evidence of the grandeur of pre-Columbian America.

ID = [79019]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1917-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Ferguson, Thomas Stuart, and Milton R. Hunter. Ancient America and the Book of Mormon. Oakland, CA: Kolob, 1950.
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The Spanish conquest of Mexico resulted in the deliberate destruction of almost all written native records. Fortunately there were some who remembered the contents of the destroyed records. One of those was Ixtililxochitl who wrote as best he could a history of ancient America. This book uses parallel quotations from the Works of Ixtililxochitl and the Book of Mormon. Striking similarities confirm to a remarkable degree the story of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77540]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1950-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Hunter, Milton R., and Thomas Stuart Ferguson. Ancient America and the Book of Mormon. Oakland, CA: Kolob Book, 1950.
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A comparison between the Book of Mormon and Spanish, Mexican, and Guatemalan sources, such as Works of Ixtlilxochitl, Popul Vuh, and Totonicapan. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon independently, with no help from historical sources, as most lay unpublished in archives or had not reached the United States.

ID = [77541]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1950-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Sorenson, John L. “Ancient America and the Book of Mormon Revisited.” Dialogue 4 (Summer 1969): 80-94.
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Notes shared patterns between ancient Mesoamerica and the Near East in the following areas: architecture, astronomy, calendrical systems, writing, burial practices, use of incense, figurines, sacrifice, ritual washing, sanek symbolism, tees, and kingship complex. These connections indicate that the Book of Mormon is an ancient text.

ID = [79020]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1969-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Robinson, J. A. “Ancient America Contributes to the Health and Comfort of the World.” Saints’ Herald 82 (8 October 1935): 1294.
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Describes how two herbs—cascara sagrade and quinine—have helped current civilization. He sees this as a contribution made by the descendants of Book of Mormon peoples.

ID = [79021]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1935-10-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Monson, Leland H. Ancient America Speaks. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1958.
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This book wishes to motivate members of the Church to read the Book of Mormon with greater benefit. The Book of Mormon is directed to the Lamanites, Jews, and Gentiles; the author provides biographical sketches of prominent figures, expounds on character traits, and treats selected doctrinal themes.

ID = [77542]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1958-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Dibble, Charles E. “Ancient America: In the Light of Recent Findings.” Improvement Era 44, no. 1 (1941): 1.
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A series of brief comments in which the author presents archaeological findings, architectural notes, and myths and legends that deal indirectly with the Book of Mormon. Dibble discusses the wheel, ancient irrigation methods, metals, Mexican and Mayan codices, Quetzalcoatl, ancient buildings, and numerous other related items. The second part covers Mayan glyphs.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Language – Mayan, Native Americans – Maya, Writing System
ID = [76965]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1941-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Ward, John H. “Ancient American Civilization.” Juvenile Instructor 18, no. 1 (1883): 4-7.
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Relates the Book of Mormon to archaeological finds throughout the Americas. Discusses marriage customs, baptism, and legends. Adds information about the Mexican calendar, textiles, and landscaping.

Keywords: Agriculture, Ancient America, Archaeology, Baptism, Calendar System, Marriage, Mythology, Textiles
ID = [75936]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1883-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ward, John H. “Ancient American Civilization.” Juvenile Instructor 18 (1 January 1883): 4-7.
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Relates the Book of Mormon to archaeological finds throughout the Americas. Discusses marriage customs, baptism, and legends. Adds information about the Mexican calendar, textiles, and landscaping.

ID = [79022]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1883-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
“An Ancient American Civilization.” Saints’ Herald 71 (2 January 1924): 3.
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According to some archaeologists’ interpretation of an ancient Mayan calendar, the earliest known date in America was August 6, 613 B.C. This date helps to support the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78999]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-01-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Mowbray, C. P. Ancient American Civilization: Ruins, Hieroglyphs, Writings, etc. South Africa: South African Mission, 1932.
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A missionary tract that describes some of the ruins of Yucatan and Guatemala. Presents an overview of the contents of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77543]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1932-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Newberry, S. “Ancient American Civilizations.” Deseret Weekly 44 (4 June 1892): 771-72.
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Refers to an article in the June, 1892 issue of Popular Science Monthly by S. Newberry, whose description of ancient civilizations of Latin America harmonize with information in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79023]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1892-06-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Cheesman, Paul R., and Millie Foster Cheesman. Ancient American Indians: Their Origins, Civilizations and Old World Connections. Bountiful, UT: Horizon, 1991.
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The goals of the authors are to show “(1) the origins of the American Indians, (2) cultural parallels between the Old and the New World, and (3) temples, mounds, and ruins in prehistoric North America” Includes photographs and illustrations. This work is reviewed in R.007.

ID = [77544]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Sorenson, John L. “Ancient American Inscriptions: Plow Marks or History?” BYU Studies 33, no. 3 (1993): 639.
ID = [12217]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,sorenson  Size: 1463  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:00
Robinson, Christine H. “Ancient American Races.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 3 (16 January 1888): 33-36.
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A report of Professor Chad H. Robinson’s lecture on the ancient American races. At a Salt Lake City theatre he displayed five mummified Olmec people that were discovered in Arizona. These mummies are of a white race that existed in ancient America. The article describes the discovery of manuscripts and artifacts in Central and South America that support the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80993]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-01-16  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Jakeman, M. Wells. “Ancient American Religious Art.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 4 (20 January 1952): 9.
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Ancient art objects in the Americas correspond to Book of Mormon symbols, i.e., the brazen serpent and the tree of life.

ID = [79024]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1952-01-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Lesueur, James W. “Ancient American Ruins and Their Story.” Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine (January 1920): 28-33.
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Some traditions of the Native Americans speak of people of the American continent who were descendants of Shem and were scattered at the time of “the confusion of tongues,” of people who believed they descended from the Jews and had preserved traditions of Moses and a miraculous crossing of the Red Sea. Joseph Smith brought forth the Book of Mormon by the power of God and it explains the ruins and ends the mystery surrounding them.

ID = [79025]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1920-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Sorenson, John L. An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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A treatment of geography that settles on a “plausible” scene in Mesoamerica (the Grijalva River as the Sidon), treats the nature of “history” in the scripture, and discusses how scholars learn about the ancient world. Specific data from external studies are then used to shed light on the Nephite record book by book. This work is reviewed in W.058, and in A.079.

ID = [77508]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Gunnell, Frank H. “Ancient Americans.” Improvement Era 35, no. 12 (1932): 732.
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Human bones found in caves along the Sac River near Osceola, Missouri, date to “pre-Indian” times, which Gunnell suggests may be of interest to readers of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient America – North America, Archaeology
ID = [77107]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1932-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
“Ancient Andean Cities Unearthed.” Saints’ Herald 88 (15 March 1941): 332.
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The discovery of ancient American cities, temples, and other archaeological items will bring about a universal acceptance of the Book of Mormon. It may then fulfill its purpose to convince the Lamanite, the Jew, and the Gentile that Jesus is the Christ.

ID = [79026]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1941-03-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Talmage, James E. “The Ancient Apostles and the Nephite Twelve.” Deseret News Church Section (27 August 1932): 1, 2.
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Compares the Twelve Apostles who were with Christ during his ministry with the Nephite twelve that Christ ordained in the Americas, and discusses their relationship, positions, and responsibilities.

ID = [80261]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1932-08-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Baker, H. E. “Ancient Arizona and the Book of Mormon.” Contributor 15 (1893-94): 41-49, 91-97, 214-19, 313-23.
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Describes the culture of the Zuni tribe located in the four corners region of the United States and concludes that because of their civilized lifestyle they must have been of Nephite descent.

ID = [79027]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1893-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Scott, George L. “Ancient Artifacts Confirm Book of Mormon History.” Church News 33 (14 September 1963): 8-9.
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Discusses how certain Latin American artifacts confirm the Book of Mormon. Contains several pictures.

ID = [79028]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1963-09-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Kerr, Todd R. “Ancient Aspects of Nephite Kingship in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1, no. 1 (1992): 85-118.
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Nephite kings were expected to fulfill the same roles that kings played in other ancient civilizations— commander of the military forces, chief judicial official, and leader of the national religion. A king’s success depended not only on the extent to which he performed each role, but also on the motives behind his service. Selfless rule by Benjamin-type kings commanded the respect and praise of the people, while King Noah’s quest for personal gain roused Old World disdain for the monarch. The Nephite experiment with kingship confirms that between “kings and tyrants there’s this difference known; kings seek their subject’s good; tyrants their own” (Robert Herrick, 1591–1674).

Keywords: Ancient; King Benjamin; King Noah; Kingship; Nephite; Old World
ID = [2817]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 75971  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:36
Bean, Willard W. “Ancient Battlefields Puzzle U.S. Historians: Ruins Found in New York Tell of Carnage.” Deseret News Church Section (16 August 1941): 4, 5.
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Book of Mormon accounts of the final battles of the Nephites are compared with historical reports of DeWitt Clinton and O. Turner who tell of formidable fortresses with deep trenches, double walls, mass graves, and rusted tools in the state of New York.

ID = [79029]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1941-08-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Quinn, D. Michael. “The Ancient Book of Mormon As Tribal Narrative.” Sunstone 137 (2005-05-01): 67.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual criticism; Lamanite, terminology; DNA; Native Americans, Mormon views of; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81991]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Wright, H. Curtis. “Ancient Burials of Metal Documents in Stone Boxes.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, 273-334. Vol. 2. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This paper is an expanded version of a paper presented earlier at the Library History Seminar VI in March 1980.
This paper deals with the persistence of a strange documentary custom of the Mesopotamian kings, which led to numerous burials of metallic documents (often encased in stone boxes or other special containers) and were concealed in the foundations or other inaccessible recesses of temples and palaces.

Keywords: Hidden Records; Metal Plates; Recordkeeping
ID = [2361]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:34
Hanson, Paul M. “Ancient Christian Influence among the Mayas.” Saints’ Herald 85 (15 January 1938): 71-74.
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Friar Diego de Landa’s book, Yucatan Before and After the Conquest, recently published, reveals that most of the writings of the Mayas were destroyed by de Landa because he considered them workings of the devil that stood in the way of the native’s conversion to Christianity. The information that was preserved tells of communal living, reckoning of time, festivals, sacraments, worship of one supreme God, baptism, immortality of the soul, and creation of the world. This new publication verifies the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79030]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1938-01-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Millennial Star. “Ancient Cities of Arizona.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 36, no. 33 (18 August 1874): 516-18.
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Considers a chain of ancient cities located about a mile apart in Arizona and New Mexico and the artifacts found there. Looks at their sophisticated tools, reservoirs, place of worship, and other items.

ID = [80960]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-08-18  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Christensen, Ross T. “Ancient Diffusion from Mesoamerica to the ‘Mound Area’ of Eastern United States; an Annotated Bibliography.” Bulletin of the UASN 1 (May 1950): 13-19.
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Provides an annotated bibliography on mounds found in the United States.

ID = [79031]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1950-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Ancient Doctrine of the Two Ways and the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 56, no. 3 (2017): 49-78.
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The Bible describes a bifurcated world in which God bids, commands, and teaches the people he has created to follow him in the way of righteousness, and in which the devil leads people into wickedness. This way of seeing things surfaces explicitly in various texts and is known among scholars as the Doctrine of the Two Ways. While the same teaching has been noticed in the Book of Mormon, there is as yet no study that examines the Book of Mormon presentations systematically to identify the ways in which they might follow any of the ancient versions of the Two Ways doctrine, or the ways in which these might feature original formulations. In this article, Noel Reynolds shows that the Book of Mormon writers did retain most elements of the earliest biblical teaching, but with enriched understandings and original formulations of the Doctrine of the Two Ways in their prophetic teachings. He documents twelve exemplary passages in the Book of Mormon that explicitly refer to two paths or ways and assesses the extent to which these follow or vary from each other or from Jewish and Christian models.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Church of the Devil; Commandment; Doctrine; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Jesus Christ; King Benjamin; Lehi (Prophet); Mormon (Prophet); Nephi (Son of Helaman); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Opposition: Church of the Lamb of God; Righteousness; Two Ways; Wickedness
ID = [10680]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 64021  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:16
Peterson, Daniel C. “Ancient Documents and Latter-day Saint Scholarship.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, August 3, 1999. This paper was presented at a Brigham Young University devotional on 3 August 1999.
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Daniel Peterson discusses recent research that supports a spiritual witness for the Book of Mormon, including the following: Joseph Smith’s lack of schooling, his supposed misnaming of Jesus’ birthplace, the translation process, studies of chiasmus, possible locations for Book of Mormon events, and ancient manuscripts that are consistent with Book of Mormon accounts about document practices and beliefs of past civilizations.

Keywords: Mormon Studies
ID = [8557]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-08-03  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,peterson  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Sorenson, John L. “Ancient Europeans in America?” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient America - North America; Transoceanic Contact; Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [66472]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Kelson, John H. “Ancient Fortifications: A Testimony to the Truth of the Book of Mormon.” Deseret Weekly 43 (19 September 1891, 3 October 1891): 385-86, 449-50.
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Relates the mounds found in the United States to war sites in the Book of Mormon. Also discusses anthropological aspects of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79032]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1891-09-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Hardy, Grant R. “Ancient History and Modern Commandments: The Book of Mormon in Comparison with Joseph Smith’s Other Revelations.” In Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects and the Making of Mormon Christianity, edited by Mark Ashurst-McGee, Michael Hubbard MacKay and Brian M. Hauglid, 205–227. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2020.
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ID = [2592]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,moses  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:35
Sjodahl, Janne M. “Ancient Indian Literature.” Improvement Era 29, no. 11 (1926): 1035-1042.
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This article refers to the record-keeping habits of the inhabitants of the Americas as discovered by European observers. An English translation of several records is given, and a kinship shown between traditions among the American pre-European peoples and the milieu from which the Book of Mormon emerged.

Keywords: Pre-Columbian American History, Pre-Columbian Contact, Recordkeeping
ID = [76916]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1926-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Rust, Richard Dilworth. “Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 83-90.
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Review of Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon (1999), by Hugh W. Pinnock

Keywords: Literature; Parallelism; Repetition; Structure
ID = [403]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 8443  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Jakeman, M. Wells. “Ancient Maya Hieroglyphic Writings and Their Decipherment and Study.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 44 (27 September 1957): 2-4.
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The Book of Mormon records that there are records “of every kind” written (Helaman 3:15). Ancient Maya hieroglyphs are found on stelae, codices, vases, and on walls and steps of temples. The Mayan calendar found to be more accurate than its European counterpart dates to pre-Book of Mormon times. It is difficult to correlate it with the European calendar.

ID = [79034]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1957-09-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Jakeman, M. Wells. “Ancient Maya Hieroglyphic Writings and Their Decipherment and Study.” In Progress in Archaeology: An Anthology, edited by Christensen, Ross T., 128-30. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1963.
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The Book of Mormon records that there are records “of every kind” written (Helaman 3:15). Ancient Maya hieroglyphs are found on stelae, codices, vases, and on walls and steps of temples. The Mayan calendar found to be more accurate than its European counterpart dates to pre-Book of Mormon times. It is difficult to correlate it with the European calendar.

ID = [79033]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Lesh, Ralph F. Ancient Mesoamerica: A Preliminary Study of Book of Mormon Geography. Independence, MO: Zarahemla Research Foundation, 1980.
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Large map of Central America showing the migration routes of the Book of Mormon peoples. Uses double arrows to indicate a northward direction as well as a true north to accommodate directions used in the Book of Mormon. Identifies the “Narrow Neck” with the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

ID = [77545]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Nyman, Monte S. “Ancient Message ‘Book for Our Day’” Church News 58 (2 January 1988): 14.
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Shows how the four Book of Mormon abridgers—Nephi, Jacob, Mormon, and Moroni—saw our day and directed their writings accordingly.

ID = [79035]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
O’Neill, Michael. “Ancient Mexican Myths Parallel Bible Stories.” California Intermountain News (30 December 1976): 5.
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States that the writings of Ixtlilxochitl contain biblical stories that parallel ancient Mexican myths, e.g., concerning original sin and the flood.

ID = [79036]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1976-12-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Jakeman, M. Wells. “The Ancient Middle-American Calendar System: Its Origin and Development.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 31 (9 December 1955): 1-2.
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Evidence shows that in middle America the calendar was first developed in the Lehite- Mulekite period. Calendars duplicate the ancient Israelite system. There is evidence of a final migration from Central America into Mexico that corresponds with the final migration of the Nephites in A.D. 327. The birth of the Christ-like god took place on April 6, A.D. 2, in correspondence with Joseph Smith’s revelation (D&C 20:1).

ID = [80262]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1955-12-09  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Paul, James P. “The Ancient Mounds of Ohio.” Young Woman’s Journal 29 (March 1918): 133-36.
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Considers that the mounds in Ohio had their origins with Book of Mormon peoples.

ID = [80263]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Welch, John W. “Ancient Near Eastern Law and the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1982.
ID = [1518]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 31345  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:27
Welch, John W. “Ancient Near Eastern Law and the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
ID = [1537]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 31671  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Snow, Harold L. “Ancient Pictographs of Southern Utah.” Improvement Era 30, no. 2 (1926): 163-165.
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In this article, corresponding words in ancient near Eastern languages and those of American Indians is seen as evidence of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon because Latter-day Saints believe the book is a sacred history of ancient inhabitants of America who came from Jerusalem.

Keywords: Characters, Pre-Columbian American History, Writing System
ID = [76987]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1926-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Pratt, Orson. “The Ancient Prophecies.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 2. 1855, 284–298.
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A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 7, 1855. Reported By: G. D. Watt.

ID = [28329]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1855-01-07  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,old-test,pratt-orson  Size: 51035  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:33
Taylor, John. “Ancient Records.” Times and Seasons Vol. 4, no. 12: May 1, 1843: 185-87.
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An account of the discovery of the Kinderhook plates—six brass plates held together by a ring. R. Wiley discovered them in a mound and hoped that Joseph Smith would be able to decipher them and that they would prove the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80896]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1843-05-15  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Petersen, Mark E. “Ancient Records and the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1957.
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This article states that a testimony of the Book of Mormon comes by the Spirit (Moroni 10:4) and not from scientific research, nor from argument. And yet, the author claims, modern findings are vindications or supports to one’s testimony. Such evidences are cement buildings, gold plates with ancient inscriptions, and stone boxes as depositories of metal records.

Keywords: Cement; Cement Box; External Evidence; Gold Plates; Spirit of Truth; Testimony
ID = [27197]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1957-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 11816  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:26
Maxwell, Neal A. “An Ancient Record—with Relevancy.” Instructor 105 (July 1970): 240-41.
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Discusses the Book of Mormon as an ancient record that was predestined to come forth in this day and is a work relevant to our day.

ID = [79000]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1970-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Taylor, John. “Ancient Ruins.” Times and Seasons Vol. 5, no. 1: January 1, 1844: 390-91, 744-48.
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Supports the case that archaeology proves the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Cites as an example the ruins of ancient cities, castles, and temples lying near Santa Fe, Texas.

ID = [80898]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1844-01-01  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Taylor, J. “Ancient Ruins.” Times and Seasons Vol. 5, no. 23: December 15, 1844: 744-48.
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The immense ruins in Central America should dispel any doubts that the Book of Mormon records the history of ancient civilizations of America.

ID = [80900]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1844-12-15  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Jenson, Andrew. “Ancient Ruins in South America Evidence of Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon.” Liahona 21 (23 October 1923; 6 November 1923): 153-59, 182-84.
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Author recalls his visit to South America and suggests several possible connections between South American archaeological ruins and the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79037]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-10-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Taylor, John. “Ancient Ruins in Texas.” Times and Seasons Vol. 5, no. 15: August 15, 1844: 622-23.
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Supports the case that archaeology proves the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Cites as an example the ruins of ancient cities, castles, and temples lying near Santa Fe, Texas.

ID = [80899]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1844-08-15  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Ballard, Melvin J. “Ancient Ruins of South America: Some External Evidences Supporting the Story of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 30, no. 11 (1927): 960-973.
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This piece is largely an account (accompanied by photographs) of a trip by the author to ancient ruins in the Andes Plateau. Monoliths and the ruins of temples in the sites of three ancient cities are described. The workmanship of the ruins is marvelous, states the author, and comparable to ancient Egyptian buildings.

Keywords: Ancient America – South America, Ancient Egypt, Archaeology, External Evidence, Native Americans – Incas, Pre-Columbian American History, South America
ID = [77152]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Scott, George L. “Ancient Ruins Testify of Gospel Teachings.” Church News 33 (23 March 1963): 8-9.
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Tells about baptismal fonts that existed among the QuichŽ Mayas in Guatamala and another font is identified in Peru.

ID = [79038]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1963-03-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Riddick, Jared. “An Ancient Survival Guide: John Bytheway’s Look at Moroni.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 30 (2018): 1-4.
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Abstract: Moroni’s years of wandering alone after the battle of Cumorah have been often discussed, but not in the context of how they impacted his writing and editorial work. John Bytheway’s latest offering provides us insight into the man Moroni and how his isolation impacted the material that he left for his latter-day readers.
Review of John Bytheway, Moroni’s Guide to Surviving Turbulent Times. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2017). 159 pp., $11.99.