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Madsen, Truman G. “B. H. Roberts after Fifty Years: Still Witnessing for the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, December 1983.
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Bitton, Davis. “B. H. Roberts and Book of Mormon Scholarship.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 2 (1992).
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Brigham Henry Roberts, a Book of Mormon scholar in the early twentieth century, was a pioneer in his field. He conducted research regarding the culture and the geography of the Book of Mormon peoples in an attempt to determine the setting of the Book of Mormon. His extensive work in this area has significantly influenced the progress of Book of Mormon research. Roberts also enthusiastically defended the book when others criticized it. He was able to do so effectively because of his study of and familiarity with the Book of Mormon. Roberts did, however, have a few limitations, the most detrimental being his unfounded assumption that “the narrow neck of land” in the Book of Mormon is the Isthmus of Panama. Yet, Roberts’s pioneering efforts remain today a crucial catalyst to modern analytical studies of the Book of Mormon.

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Madsen, Truman G. “B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon.” Brigham Young University Studies 19, no. 4 (1979): 427.
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Madsen, Truman G. “B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, ed. Noel B. Reynolds, 7–32. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1982.
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In this article Madsen introduces B. H. Roberts and presents a synopsis of his rigorous life-time study of the Book of Mormon. Roberts approached the Book of Mormon from many different perspectives, all adding to his conviction that it was authentic scripture. The article explores these perspectives and suggests that B. H. Roberts\'s five- decade probing of the book was “shrewd,” “ground-breaking,” and faith-promoting. Through Roberts the modern reader can come to understand the kind of challenge the Book of Mormon poses for an honest inquirer and how one can try to deal with that challenge.

Keywords: Anachronisms; Ancient America; Archaeology; Conversion; Doctrine; Historicity; Literary Criticism; Missionary Work; Roberts, B.H.; Scripture Study; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Three Witnesses; Translation
ID = [37100]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,roberts,rsc-books  Size: 50207  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:46
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
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Welch, John W. “B. H. Roberts: Seeker after Truth.” Ensign, March 1986.
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Madsen, Truman G. “B. H. Roberts: The Book of Mormon and the Atonement.” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 297–314. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36907]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 38743  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
B. H. Roberts’ Manuscripts Revealed: A Photographic Reproduction of Mormon Historian B. H. Roberts’ Secret Studies on the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Modern Microfilm, 1980.
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Reproduction of parts of B. H. Roberts’s 1922 typescript work “A Book of Mormon Study” It is heavily edited to focus on Roberts’s questions and concerns about the Book of Mormon, not his answers nor his testimony.

ID = [77570]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Madsen, Brigham D. “B. H. Roberts’ Studies of the Book of Mormon.” Dialogue 26 (Fall 1993): 77-86.
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Uses B. H. Roberts’s “Studies of the Book of Mormon” and other of his writings as evidence that Roberts in his later years believed the Book of Mormon to be a product of Joseph Smith’s “fertile imagination” and Ethan Smith’s book View of the Hebrews.

ID = [79085]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Madsen, Brigham D. “B. H. Roberts’s Studies of the Book of Mormon.” Dialogue 26, no. 3, Fall 1993, 77-86.
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Madsen, Truman G. “B.H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, edited by Reynolds, Noel B. Reprint Edition. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996.
ID = [81797]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Babylonian Background.” In Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 5. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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Originally published in the Improvement Era as a two-part series.
A look into Babylonian folklore and ritual, written as a story about three students and their professor; also a comparison of Babylonian folklore and Jaredite records, also comparing ritualistic elements and less religious aspects of both records.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “The Babylonian Background, 1.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 7 (July 1956): 509–11, 514, 516.
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Later published with the second part as a chapter in Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 5.
A look into Babylonian folklore and ritual, written as a story about three students and their professor.

ID = [909]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 26209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Babylonian Background, 2.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 8 (August 1956): 566–67, 602.
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Later published with the first part as a chapter in Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 5.
A comparison of Babylonian folklore and Jaredite records, also comparing ritualistic elements and less religious aspects of both records.

ID = [910]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 18382  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Earl, Mary Hasler. “Bach, Beethoven, and the Book of Mormon.” New Era 13 (August 1983): 10-11.
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Offering a simple analogy to motivate individuals to read the Book of Mormon, the author compares piano practice to scripture study. “Just as I have to learn new piano techniques, I must review the Book of Mormon and learn eternal techniques”

ID = [79086]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Hoyt, Moroni. “Backgrounds of Mormon History, Church of Christ (Lukeite) Asks Some Interesting Questions: Attention Book of Mormon Believers.” Martin Miscellaneous 1 (April/May 1976): 11, 13.
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A statement from the Tiffany Monthly says that the gold plates were found using a “stone” dug from the well of Mason Chase. Another report states that none of the witnesses ever saw the plates. David Whitmer denied having seen an angel and the plates. Joseph never revealed the method of translation, but D&C 9 gives the real story, when all believed it was appearing word for word on the stone in the hat.

ID = [79087]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-04-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Reynolds, Noel B. “A Backstory for the Brass Plates.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2022): 199-254.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; Brass Plates
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Black, K. Dean. “Bacon, Eggs, and Family Togetherness.” Ensign, June 1985.
ID = [47152]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2799  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:51
Carmack, Stanford A. “Bad Grammar in the Book of Mormon Found in Early English Bibles.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 1-28.
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Abstract: This study describes ten types of grammatical usage found in early modern Bibles with correlates in the original text of the Book of Mormon. In some cases Joseph Smith’s own language could have produced the matching grammar, but in other cases his own linguistic preferences were unlikely to have produced the patterns or usage found in the original text. Comparative linguistic research indicates that this grammatical correspondence shouldn’t be a surprise, since plenty of Book of Mormon syntax matches structures and patterns found in Early Modern English.

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Collins, William P. “The Baha’i Faith and Mormonism: Further Reflections.” World Order: the Baha’i Magazine 17 (Spring 1983): 25-33.
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Members of the Baha’i faith do not believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet nor do they consider the Book of Mormon divinely inspired scripture. In spite of the book’s inadequacies, it is acknowledged as a book illed with “powerful, eternal, spiritual meaning that is capable of changing and guiding the lives of men”

ID = [80271]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Ash, Michael R. Bamboozled by the CES Letter. N.p., 2015.
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In April 2013 Jeremy T. Runnells published a PDF booklet entitled, “Letter to a CES Director.” This booklet, which is now typically referred to as the “CES Letter,” catalogs Runnells’ concerns and reason why he left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Runnells has worked hard to make his booklet available to people everywhere (and in several languages) and has, unfortunately, been the agent for leading at least a few other believers out of Mormonism. Sadly, most of those who have been bamboozled by the “CES Letter” are Latter-day Saints who were blind-sided by scholarly-sounding interpretations of challenging data. In my opinion, however, the “CES Letter” creates a caricature of Mormonism. The arguments are fundamentally flawed and do not accurately represent either Mormonism or the only logical interpretations of the data. Unfortunately, the reason the “CES Letter” has enjoyed any success is that most Latter-day Saints have never been exposed to some of the more complex matters in early Mormon history. On average, the typical Latter-day Saint has never needed to think outside of the box on Mormon-related philosophical, historical, or scholarly issues. “Bamboozled by the ‘CES Letter’” explains why these controversial issues need not kill a testimony. Interpretation matters. Many lay members, as well as educated Mormon scholars, are fully aware of every topic discussed in the “CES Letter” but continue strong in their faith because they recognize that there are logical interpretations which can be integrated with their belief in Mormonism. There are answers to the concerns raised by the “CES Letter,” and those answers can be supported by current scholarship as well as harmonized with the acceptance of Mormon truth claims.

Keywords: Apologetics, Book of Abraham, Book of Mormon, CES Letter, Early Church History, Eight Witnesses, First Vision, Kinderhook Plates, Polygamy, Priesthood, Prophets, Scripture Study, Temples, Testimony, Three Witnesses, Translation
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Swift, Hales. “Baptism as the Establishment of a Covenant Community (Mosiah 18).” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 5, 2020.
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Roper, Matthew P. “The Baptism of Little Children in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.” Insights 23, no. 3 (2003).
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In a letter to his son Moroni, Mormon warns against the practice of baptizing little children. He identifies two false assumptions of his day used to justify infant baptism: little children are born with sin (see Moroni 8:8) and will suffer divine punishment in hell if they die without having been baptized (see Moroni 8:13). While the exact nature of this aberrant practice is unknown, it was apparently common enough among the Nephites of Mormon’s day to warrant swift and unequivocal prophetic censure. Mormon describes the rite as particularly wicked and erroneous in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Keywords: Moroni; Mormon; Jesus Christ; baptism
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Swift, Hales. “Baptism Understood in Light of the Tree of Life Vision (2 Nephi 31).” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 17, 2020.
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Avant, Gerry. “Baptism Was Savior’s Primary Emphasis.” Church News 58 (17 September 1988): 14.
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To bring individuals into unity with God through baptism was the message of the Savior to the Nephites at the time of his visit.

ID = [79088]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-09-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 15: Bar-Kochba and Book of Mormon Backgrounds.” In The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 8. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
ID = [2095]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:32
Wells, Anita Cramer. “Bare Record: The Nephite Archivist, The Record of Records, and the Book of Mormon Provenance.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 24 (2017): 99-122.
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Abstract: This paper looks at the Book of Mormon through the lens of library science and the concept of archival provenance. The Nephites cared deeply about their records, and Mormon documented a thorough chain of custody for the plates he edited. However, ideas of archival science and provenance are recent developments in the western world, unknown to biblical authors or to anyone at Joseph Smith’s time. Understanding this aspect of Mormon’s authorship and Joseph Smith’s translation provides additional evidence to the historical validity of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3704]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 55015  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Sorenson, John L., and Robert F. Smith. “Barley in Ancient 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; Archaeology; Barley
ID = [66479]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Carmack, Stanford A. “Barlow on Book of Mormon Language: An Examination of Some Strained Grammar.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 27 (2017): 185-196.
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Abstract: Comments made by Philip Barlow on Book of Mormon language for an Oxford-published book are examined. Inaccuracies are pointed out, and some examples are given that show matching with 1611 King James usage as well as with other earlier usage. One important conclusion that can be drawn from this study is that those who wish to critique the English language of the Book of Mormon need to take the subject more seriously and approach it with genuine scholarship, instead of repeating earlier errors. This has a direct bearing on forming accurate views of Joseph Smith and Book of Mormon translation.
There are some errors which is easilier persuaded unto than to some truths.
Henry, Earl of Monmouth (translator)
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ID = [3669]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 26366  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Hamblin, William J. “Basic Methodological Problems with the Anti-Mormon Approach to the Geography and Archaeology of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 1 (1993): 161-197.
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Anti-Mormon criticisms of the Book of Mormon are frequently based on a questionable set of assumptions concerning the nature of historical and archaeological evidence, the role of governing presuppositions, and the nature of historical proof. Using arguments found in a recent anti-Mormon critique by Luke Wilson as a foundation, this article analyzes difficulties of reconstructing ancient geographies, problems with the discontinuity of Mesoamerican toponyms, the historical development of the idea of a limited geography model, and challenges of textual and artifactual interpretation when trying to relate the Book of Mormon to archaeological remains.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Assumptions; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography - Limited Geography; Evidence; Interpretation; Mesoamerica; Proof
ID = [2835]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 90302  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:36
“Basketball Tournament Turned into Missionary Tool by Ward.” Church News 56 (21 December 1986): 6.
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A story of how a young man organized a basketball tournament and delivered copies of the Book of Mormon to a number of participants, thus effectively doing missionary work.

ID = [79089]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-12-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Asay, Ronald W. “Bassett’s Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1 (2002): Article 3.
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Review of Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Insights from Prophets, Church Leaders, and Scholars (1999), by K. Douglas Bassett

ID = [400]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 16995  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Schaalje, G. Bruce. “A Bayesian Cease-Fire in the Late War on the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 6, 2013.
ID = [4813]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-11-06  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 10386  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:00
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Be Not Deceived.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1963.
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Nelson, Russell M. “Be Thou an Example of the Believers.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2010.
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Whether full-time missionaries or members, we should all be good examples of the believers in Jesus Christ.

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Cowan, Richard O. A Beacon on a Hill: The Los Angeles Temple. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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President David O. McKay was intimately involved with the planning and construction of this largest temple that the Church had ever built. Its operation reflects some of the challenges the Church faced in the changing cultural climate of Southern California. This volume is a comprehensive history of the Los Angeles Temple. The text is illustrated with more than a hundred photographs of the construction, groundbreaking, installation of the angel Moroni, and cornerstone ceremony—many of which have not been previously published. This book is also enhanced with beautiful illustrations using modern artwork and photographs. Among the more notable artwork is the exquisite cover painting of the Los Angeles Temple by Kendall Davenport titled “A More Excellent Hope” (see more of Kendall’s artwork online at www.kendalldavenport.com ). ISBN 978-1-9443-9435-6

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Chapters

Cowan, Richard O. “Preface.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Cowan, Richard O. “Beginnings.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34254]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 15232  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “The Temple Site.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34255]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 22153  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Postwar Revival of Temple Planning.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34256]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 39392  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Constructing the Temple.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34257]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 64274  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Open House and Dedication.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34258]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 87430  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “The Temple in Operation.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34259]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 52301  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Building Bridges.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34260]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 38925  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “The Temple as a Source of Blessing.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34261]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 134619  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Time Line of Key Events.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34262]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 4749  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Title History of the Los Angeles Temple Site.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34263]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1536  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Remarks at the Groundbreaking of the Los Angeles Temple.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34264]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 23358  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Site Dedicatory Prayer.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34265]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 4986  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “President William Noble Waite’s Reports in General Conference.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34266]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 13283  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Talks Given at the Cornerstone Laying.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34267]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 20189  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Contents of the Cornerstone Box.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34268]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 2044  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Cornerstone Dedicatory Prayer.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34269]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 8978  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Official Proclamations.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34270]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 4743  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “First Presidency Messages at Temple Dedication Opening Session.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34271]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 35312  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Temple Dedicatory Prayer.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34272]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 10832  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Presidents and Matrons of the Los Angeles Temple.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34273]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 20039  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Leaders of the Los Angeles Temple.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34274]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 2977  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Glossary of Latter-day Saint Terms.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34275]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 9980  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Cowan, Richard O. “Index.” In A Beacon on a Hill. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34276]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17115  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Wirth, Diane E. “The Bearded, White God is Everywhere—or Is He?” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 9-22.
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Review of Fair Gods and Feathered Serpents; A Search for the Early Americas' Bearded White God (1997), by T. J. O'Brien

Keywords: Ancient America; Jesus Christ; Mesoamerica; Native Americans - Aztec; Pre-Columbian American History; Quetzalcoatl
ID = [335]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 32985  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Wilson, L. A. “Bearing on the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 30, no. 4 (1927): 314.
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This article discusses the Chinese account of their first settlement in China and relates their experiences with the migration of the Jaredites from the Tower of Babel to the great sea.

Keywords: Jaredites, Tower of Babel
ID = [76985]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Howard, Richard P. “Beating Solomon Spaulding’s Poor, Dead Horse One More Time.” Saints’ Herald124 (September 1977): 37.
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Writes concerning three California researchers who claim to have discovered new evidence that Joseph Smith used the Spaulding manuscript to write the Book of Mormon. Presents “three compelling evidences [that] negate” their theory.

ID = [79090]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Mackay, Thomas W. “Beatitudes.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Beatitudes, Sermon at the Temple, Sermon on the Mount
ID = [74234]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 3321  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:01
Groberg, John H. “The Beauty and Importance of the Sacrament.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1989.
ID = [16207]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1989-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 10688  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:12
Groberg, John H. “The Beauty and Importance of the Sacrament.” Ensign, May 1989.
ID = [49039]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10574  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:10
Hallen, Cynthia L. “Beauty on the Mountains: Inspiration from the Book of Mormon for LDS Writers.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 1 (2005): 104-107.
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The Book of Mormon provides many good examples to Latter-day Saint writers of how to magnify their work. By following the patterns of the Book of Mormon, writers can understand what to emphasize and how to include the Spirit in their writing.

Keywords: Beauty; Example; Holy Ghost; Holy Spirit; Inspiration
ID = [3162]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 14996  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Gardner, Brant A. “Beauty Way More Than Skin Deep.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 20 (2016): 345-347.
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Review of Royal Skousen, Robin Scott Jensen, eds., The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations Volume 3, Part 1: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon 1 Nephi–Alma 35 (Salt Lake City: The Church Historian’s Press, 2015). pp 575. $89.99.
Abstract: All of the volumes in the Joseph Smith Papers series are beautifully presented, with important photographic and excellent typographic versions of the texts. This volume continues by providing this treatment for the Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3754]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 4826  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Treat, Raymond C. “Becan: A Dramatic Validation of a Book of Mormon Warfare Pattern.” Zarahemla Record 8 (Spring 1980): 1-3.
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Contains a map, restoration drawing, cross section and artist’s reconstruction of the walls of Becan. This city, located in Guatemala, is perhaps one of the cities fortified by general Moroni as it has trenches dug outside the walls that correspond to the information found in the book of Alma.

ID = [79091]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Aidukaitis, Marcos A. “Because My Father Read the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2008.
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I invite all who hear me today to read the Book of Mormon and to apply the promise it contains. Those who do will know that the book is true.

ID = [20784]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2008-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 7725  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:07
Aidukaitis, Marcos A. “Because My Father Read the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, November 2008.
ID = [58053]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2008-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7662  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:23
Bone, Wendy L. “Because of Thy Exceeding Faith: A Choreographic Portrayal of Women in The Book of Mormon.” Master’s thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2001.
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Keywords: Women; Book of Mormon, women; Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Book of Mormon; Performing arts, dance
ID = [81544]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Book of Mormon Central. “Because There Was No Darkness” - The Birth of Christ: A Book of Mormon Perspective. 2nd ed. Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2021.
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Each year during Christmastime, neighborhoods are illuminated by hundreds of little lights, filling all with a sense of wonder. These decorations awaken within us a sense of joy and hope as we remember the lights—a new star and glorious angels (Matthew 2:2; Luke 2:9–14)—which illuminated the night that first Christmas in Judea some 2000 years ago. But we should not forget the lights that shone upon the Nephites that first Christmas. They also saw the new star (3 Nephi 1:21) as well as an entire night without any darkness (3 Nephi 1:15, 19). For the believing Nephites, that light was lifesaving—because there was no darkness, their lives were spared. Since that night, vast numbers of disciples of Christ have been filled with the Savior’s light. However, the Book of Mormon’s testimony of the birth of Christ does not begin on that night. Samuel the Lamanite prophesied of those signs five years earlier (Helaman 14:2–8), and various Book of Mormon prophets going back to Lehi had spoken in great anticipation of coming birth of Christ. At Book of Mormon Central, we have discussed several of these prophecies in our KnoWhys over the past few years. As a special thank you to our readers, viewers, and friends, we have collected those KnoWhys here, and present them togEther under the heading: Because There Was No Darkness: The Birth of Christ, a Book of Mormon Perspective. May there be no darkness for you this Christmas season, and may the light and life of Christ fill your hearts this Christmas season, and always. Merry Christmas, Book of Mormon Central

Keywords: Christmas, Isaiah (Book), Jesus Christ, Birth of, Land of Jerusalem, Mary (Mother of Jesus), Prophecy, Samuel the Lamanite, Tree of Life, Wise Men
ID = [75458]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Johnson, Janiece Lyn. “Becoming a People of the Books: Early Converts and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27, no. 1 (2018): 1–43.
ID = [77236]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Johnson, Janiece Lyn. “Becoming a People of the Books: Toward an Understanding of Early Mormon Converts and the New Word of the Lord.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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Leather-bound copies of the first edition of the 586-page Book of Mormon were published and sold beginning March 26, 1830. Before there was a prophet, there was a translator-legally the “author and proprietor” of the Book. The title page told of the plates written “by the spirit of Prophecy and Revelation’’ from which the Book originated. Before the publication was complete, Joseph Smith had encouraged Oliver Cowdery that “a great call for our books” had already commenced. The Book emerged before there was any church to join. The rest would come later; initially individuals decided how they would respond to this “Golden Bible.” Was it counterfeit or divine? Was it the “greatest piece of superstition’’ or a “revelation from God”? What would it be to them?

ID = [81903]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Barfield, Kelly L. “Becoming Christlike: Mosiah 3:19.” Ensign, September 2015.
ID = [61156]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2015-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 327  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:56
Bowen, Matthew L. “Becoming Men and Women of Understanding: Wordplay on Benjamin — An Addendum.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 239-280.
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Abstract: Royal and divine sonship/daughterhood (bānîm = “children”/“sons,” bānôt = “daughters”) is a prevalent theme throughout the Book of Mosiah. “Understanding” (Hebrew noun, bînâ or tĕbûnâ; verb, bîn) is also a key theme in that book. The initial juxtaposition of “sons” and “understanding” with the name “Benjamin” (binyāmîn, “son of the right hand”) in Mosiah 1:2–7 suggests the narrator’s association of the underlying terms with the name Benjamin likely on the basis of homophony. King Benjamin repeatedly invokes “understand” in his speech (forms of “understand” were derived from the root *byn in Hebrew; Mosiah 2:9, 40; 4:4; cf. 3:15) — a speech that culminates in a rhetorical wordplay on his own name in terms of “sons”/“children,” “daughters,” and “right hand” (Mosiah 5:7, 9). “Understand,” moreover, recurs as a paronomasia on the name Benjamin at key points later in the Book of Mosiah (Mosiah 8:3, 20; 26:1–3), which bring together the themes of sonship and/or “understanding” (or lack of thereof) with King Benjamin’s name. Later statements in the Book of Mosiah about “becoming” the “children of God” or “becoming his sons and daughters” (Mosiah 18:22; 27:25) through divine rebirth allude to King Benjamin’s sermon and the wordplay on “Benjamin” there. Taken as a literary whole, the book of Mosiah constitutes a treatise on “becoming” — i.e., divine transformation through Christ’s atonement (cf. Mosiah 3:18–19). Mormon’s statement in Alma 17:2 about the sons of Mosiah having become “men of a sound understanding” thus serves as a fitting epilogue to a narrative arc begun as early as Mosiah 1:2.

ID = [3529]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 63151  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Parsons, Robert E. “Becoming Perfect in Christ.” In The Ninth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Book of Mormon, edited by the BYU Church Educational System. Provo, Utah: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1982.
ID = [82379]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:08
Perry, L. Tom. “Becoming Self-Reliant.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1991.
ID = [16816]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1991-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 11518  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:13
Perry, L. Tom. “Becoming Self-Reliant.” Ensign, November 1991.
ID = [50269]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11434  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:49
Bowen, Matthew L. “Becoming Sons and Daughters at God’s Right Hand: King Benjamin’s Rhetorical Wordplay on His Own Name.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 21, no. 2 (2012): 2-13.
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Royal sonship is a key theme of Mosiah 1–6, including King Benjamin’s seminal address at the temple in Zarahemla (Mosiah 2–5) on the occasion of his son Mosiah’s enthronement. Benjamin, however, caps this covenant sermon, not with an assertion of his son’s royal status and privileges, but with a radical declaration of his people’s royal rebirth (or adoption) as “ the children of Christ, his sons and his daughters” (Mosiah 5:7) and their potential enthronement at God’s “ right hand” (5:9). Similar to rhetorical wordplay involving proper names found in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and other ancient texts, Benjamin’s juxtaposition of “sons”/“daughters” and the “right hand” constitutes a deliberate wordplay on his own name, traditionally taken to mean “son of the right hand.” The name of Christ, rather than Benjamin’s own name, is given to all his people as a new name—a “throne” name. However, he warns them against refusing to take upon them this throne name and thus being found “on the left hand of God” (5:10), a warning that also constitutes an allusion to his name. Benjamin’s ultimate hope is for his people’s royal, divine sonship/daughterhood to be eternally “sealed.”

Keywords: Covenant; King Benjamin; Name; Rhetoric; Sealed; Throne Name; Wordplay
ID = [3279]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 54393  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Carter, George F. “Before Columbus.” In The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture, ed. Paul R. Cheesman, 151–63. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.
ID = [36979]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 50681  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:45
Neal, Harry Edward. Before Columbus: Who Discovered America?. New York: Julian Messner, 1981.
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In a work designed for youth the author looks at several theories regarding who first discovered America. Considers Columbus, Huishen, St. Brendan, Leif Ericsson, John Cabot, Norsemen, the Nephites—but does not provide a conclusion.

ID = [77571]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Sorenson, John L., and Matthew P. Roper. “Before DNA.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 1 (2003).
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Critics of the Book of Mormon often cite genetic evidence in their attacks on the historicity of the text, saying that the lack of any Near Eastern–American Indian DNA links conclusively proves that no emigration ever occurred from the Near East to the Americas. Their simplistic approach—that the Book of Mormon purports to be a history of the entire American Indian race—is not supported by archaeological or Book of Mormon evidence. The authors pose and respond to questions about the geographical scene, the spread of Book of Mormon peoples, Latter-day Saint traditions about the scenes and peoples of the Book of Mormon, the terms Nephites and Lamanites, the possible presence of others in the land, ocean travel, Mesoamerican native traditions, languages of the Western Hemisphere, Old World peoples coming to the Americas, archaeological evidence, and ethnically distinct populations in ancient American art. These questions set out the social, cultural, and geographical contexts that are necessary for geneticists to understand before reaching major conclusions.

ID = [3108]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 104822  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Barlow, Philip L. “Before Mormonism: Joseph Smith’s Use of the Bible, 1820-1829.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 57 (Winter 1989): 739-71.
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A defense that “Mormons are Bible-believing Christians” that explores Joseph Smith’s background, the influence of the Bible in his culture, and his production of additional scripture to reinforce the Bible. Through the use of Book of Mormon passages, it is shown that biblical language and passages are woven into new interpretations and expansions of traditional biblical thought unknown in Joseph’s day.

ID = [79092]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Pickering, J. Frank. “Before the Days of Columbus.” Liahona 14 (3 April 1917): 630.
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Relates Indian ruins (four photographs supplied) to the proposition that there were great civilizations in pre-Columbian America.

ID = [79093]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1917-04-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Jackson, Kent P. “The Beginnings of Christianity in the Book of Mormon.” In The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture, ed. Paul R. Cheesman, 91–99. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.
ID = [36974]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 17737  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:45
Aston, Warren P. “Beginnings: The Discovery of Nephi’s Bountiful.” Meridian Magazine, April 11, 2014.
ID = [66542]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-04-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Brown, S. Kent. “Behind the Messiah Documentary.” Insights 29, no. 4 (2009).
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The following is part 1 of a two-part series of articles written by S. Kent Brown, executive producer of Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God. During production he was director of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and FARMS at the Maxwell Institute. Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God, a documentary produced by the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, the College of Religious Education, and BYU Broadcasting, received a sneak preview at BYU’s Education Week in August. For the first time ever, teachings of the restoration, sound academic views from faithful Latter-day Saint scholars, and state-of- the-art documentary production have been combined to produce this seven-part series on Jesus Christ, the Messiah. BYUTV will air the documentary beginning on January 10, 2010, and copies will be available for purchase in the spring.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; religious education; BYU; documentary
ID = [66926]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Merrill, David. “Behind the Spaulding Controversy.” Sunstone 3 (November, December 1977): 28-29.
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Gives a report on the attempt of Howard Davis, Warren Cowdrey, and Donald Scales to validate the Spaulding theory by soliciting the services of handwriting experts.

ID = [79094]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1977-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment, eds. “Behold the Lamb of God”: An Easter Celebration. Proceedings of The 2007 BYU Easter Conference. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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The 2007 BYU Easter Conference Followers of Jesus Christ since the beginning have referred to their Savior as the Lamb of God. While down by the River Jordan, John the Baptist was baptizing those who desired to follow the Savior. When the Savior approached the Baptist, John declared, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). After John baptized Jesus, he bore record “that he had baptized the Lamb of God” (1 Nephi 10:10). The next day, when John and two of his disciples saw Jesus, the Baptist again proclaimed, “Behold the Lamb of God!” (John 1:36). Three years later the Savior brought his Twelve Apostles to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. As Jews from all over the Roman Empire made pilgrimage to Herod’s Temple, firstborn male lambs without blemish were offered up as sacrifice, commemorating that God had physically delivered his people from their bondage to Pharaoh. During that same Passover, Jesus, the firstborn spirit son of God and the only mortal to live a perfect life, prepared himself to be offered up as a sacrifice in order to spiritually deliver God’s children from their bondage to Satan. This volume celebrates the life and sacrifice of the Lamb of God. ISBN 978-0-8425-2693-7

ID = [33299]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size:   Children: 11  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:39

Articles

Busche, F. Enzio. “Lessons from the Lamb of God.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35661]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 24835  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Huntsman, Eric D. “The Lamb of God: Unique Aspects of the Passion Narrative in John.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35663]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 38718  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Strathearn, Gaye. “Discipleship in the Olivet Discourse in Mark’s Gospel.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35664]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 27487  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “Interpreting Caiaphas’s ‘Prophecy’ of the Savior’s Death.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35665]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 30983  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Ball, Terry B., and Nathan Winn. “Doctrines from Our Savior’s Final Words.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35666]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 32008  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Millet, Robert L. “Glorying in the Cross of Christ.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35667]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 23453  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Gee, John. “The Great and Last Sacrifice.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35668]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 25920  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Pheysey, Dawn C. “Picturing the Crucifixion.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35669]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 9349  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Tate, George S. “The Resurrection as Olive Branch: A Meditation.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35670]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 28047  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Toit, Herman du. “Picturing the Resurrection.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35671]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 9913  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel, Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. “Jesus and the Ossuaries: First-Century Jewish Burial Practices and the Lost Tomb of Jesus.” In “Behold the Lamb of God”, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Frank F. Judd Jr., and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35672]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-easter  Size: 38910  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Lamb, David. “Behold, He Is the Word of Truth.” Zarahemla Record 50 (August 1990): 2.
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Shows the correlation between the Book of Mormon identification of Christ as the “Word of Truth” (Alma 18:12, RLDS versification) and the Hebrew term for truth (’emeth).

ID = [79095]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘Behold, He Was a Man Like unto Ammon’: Mormon’s Use of ʾmn-related Terminology in Praise of Moroni in Alma 48.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 58 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 58 (2023): 223-242.
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Abstract: This article examines Mormon’s comparison of Moroni, the Nephite military leader, to Ammon, the son of Mosiah, in Alma 48:18 and how Mormon’s use and repetition of ʾmn-related terminology (“faithful,” “firm,” “faith,” “verily [surely]”) in Alma 48:7–17 lays a foundation for this comparison. Ammon’s name, phonologically and perhaps etymologically, suggests the meaning “faithful.” Mormon goes to extraordinary lengths in the Lamanite conversion narratives to show that Ammon is not only worthy of this name, but that his faithfulness is the catalyst for the transition of many Lamanites from unbelief to covenant faithfulness. Thus, in comparing Moroni directly to Ammon, Mormon makes a most emphatic statement regarding Moroni’s covenant faithfulness. Moreover, this comparison reveals his admiration for both men.

Keywords: Ammon; Book of Mormon; Captain Moroni; etymology; faithful; phonology
ID = [81204]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 46202  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Fox, Robert Barlow. Behold, I Am Moroni. Salt Lake City: Granite, 1976.
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A fictionalized work about Moroni, the Nephite scholar and prophet who on several occasions met with Joseph Smith.

ID = [77572]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Black, Susan Easton. “‘Behold, I Have Dreamed a Dream’” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 113–24. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36895]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 27355  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Townsend, Colby J. “’Behold, Other Scriptures I Would that Ye Should Write’: Malachi in the Book of Mormon.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 51, no. 2 (Summer, 2018): 103-138.
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Despite its significance as the final book of the Christian Old Testament, the New Testament shows no explicit knowledge of the book of Malachi. In the case of the Book of Mormon this is true up until 3 Nephi 24 with the formal citation of Malachi by Jesus when he visits the Nephites at the temple in Bountiful. The fact that the Book of Mormon shows no direct knowledge of the text of Malachi until 3 Nephi 24 is intriguing because there are many quotations, allusions, and echoes throughout the text prior to this part of the book. This is interesting for many reasons. First, with this in mind, students of the Book of Mormon can study those places in the text where Malachi is used and analyze them through source-critical means to answer the following questions: (1) How does the Book of Mormon utilize a text from the Bible, in this case the book of Malachi? (2) How is the text similar and how is it different? (3) Are there any significant differences between the two? Second, the use of Malachi in the Book of Mormon is dependent solely on the King James Version of the Bible, which will be demonstrated below. This has implications for understanding how the Book of Mormon came to be written. Third, the sections where the Book of Mormon uses the text of Malachi can substantially help us obtain a better grasp of the composition date of those sections in the Book of Mormon. They provide evidence against a “tight control” translation theory, which has been offered by a number of scholars on the translation process of the Book of Mormon. [by author]

Keywords: Bible, textual parallels; Book of Mormon, Bible and; Scriptures, textual parallels
ID = [82009]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Lamb, David. “Behold,He is the Word of Truth.” Zarahemla Record 52 (December 1990): 2.
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In 1 Nephi 1:1-2,we find a most significant chiasm which directs us to the importance of understanding the “Learning of the |ews.”

ID = [79096]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Rust, Richard Dilworth. “Beholding the Tree of Life: A Rabbinic Approach to the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 54, no. 3 (2015): 184.
ID = [10813]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 7604  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:17
Thomas, Darwin L. “Being Parents, Being Children.” Ensign, September 1977.
ID = [43792]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 18973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:56
Louthan, Bruce D. “Belief in Transoceanic Influence Becomes Intellectually Respectable—Again.” Society for Early Historic Archaeology Newsletter 132 (April 1973): 1-7.
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Four separate books accept the theory of diffusion from the Old World in explaining the origin of the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Americas. The first two books are anthologies, the other two books were authored by scholars Cyrus Gordon and Thor Heyerdahl.

ID = [79097]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1973-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Campbell, Mark. “‘Believe All the Words’: A Key to Spiritual Outpouring.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 51 (2022): 295-316.
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Abstract: In the Book of Mormon, many people received a remarkable spiritual outpouring following a declaration or demonstration of full belief in what they had already received or were about to receive. This paper examines nine examples of this that exhibit strong similarities in both language and substance. These examples demonstrate that the key to receiving a spiritual outpouring is to “believe all the words” of God that one has already received or is about to receive, after which great blessings will follow. However, such full belief must be thoughtful and inspired, not merely credulous. The findings of this paper provide another example of the rich narrative and doctrinal patterns in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: belief; Book of Mormon; prophets; revelation; spiritual endowment
ID = [12591]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 45877  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:01
Boyce, Duane. “‘Beloved by All the People’: A Fresh Look at Captain Moroni.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 45 (2021): 181-204.
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Abstract: In his well-known volume about the Book of Mormon, Grant Hardy focuses primarily on the book’s main narrators. However, he also makes a number of observations about other figures in the book that are of particular interest, including some about Captain Moroni. In addition to those I address elsewhere, these observations range from the assertion that Captain Moroni slaughtered his political opponents in one instance, to his claim that Moroni is not depicted as “particularly religious,” to his claim that Moroni had a “quick temper.” The question is: Are such observations supported in the text? Carefully examining this question both shows the answer to be “no” and allows a deeper look into Captain Moroni.

ID = [3403]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 59754  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Swinburne, James K. Beneath The Cloak of England’s Respectability. London: Skeffington and Son, 1912.
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Polemic that denotes aspects of Mormon doctrine and practices a monstrous evil. The Book of Mormon is based on Manuscript Found, the Bible, and the birth story from the tales of the Monk Cyril and the Abbot Joachim. Martin Harris’s wife was able to destroy this so-called “revelation of God” The book contains mistakes such as the words of Shakespeare, swords made of steel, and horses.

ID = [77573]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1912-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Treat, Raymond C. “Benefits of In-Depth Study.” Zarahemla Record 22-23 (Fall 1983 and Winter 1984): 8-10, 13.
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This is a continuation of “Approaches to Studying the Book of Mormon” (Zarahemla Record 19-21). Studying chiasmus, charting scriptures, defining words and phrases, identifying types, pondering and topical study, are all suggested as methods for understanding the Book of Mormon. The author gives examples of each.

ID = [79098]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Fry, Charles. “Benefits to Young Studying the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 61 (9 December 1914): 1165-66.
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Encourages young people to study the Book of Mormon because it “helps in understanding Bible, solves problems of America’s past, helps understanding of conditions of times, and gives better appreciation for country”

ID = [79099]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-12-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Ricks, Stephen D. “Benjamin.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: King Benjamin, Mosiah the Elder
ID = [74236]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 4327  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:01
Donaldson, Lee L. “Benjamin and Noah: The Principle of Dominion.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 49–58. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
ID = [36831]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 16459  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Thomas, M. Catherine. “Benjamin and the Mysteries of God.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, 277-294. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Keywords: Covenant; King Benjamin; Priesthood Authority; Speech; Spiritual Rebirth
ID = [75718]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 30836  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Thomas, M. Catherine. “Benjamin and the Mysteries of God.” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; Mysteries of God
ID = [75732]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 22589  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Norwood, L. Ara. “Benjamin or Mosiah: Resolving an Anomaly in Mosiah 21:28.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
ID = [32371]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2001-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 37962  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Cummins, Lawrence E. “Benjamin the Prophet King.” Friend 18 (June 1988): 48-49.
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A narrative about King Benjamin and his address at the temple (Mosiah 1-6).

ID = [79100]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
England, Eugene. “Benjamin, the Great King.” Ensign, December 1976.
ID = [43455]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 26316  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:53
Welch, John W. “Benjamin, the Man: His Place in Nephite History.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, 23-54. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Keywords: King Benjamin
ID = [75711]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 57476  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Welch, John W. “Benjamin, the Man: His Place in Nephite History.” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; Kingship; Prophet; Warfare
ID = [75725]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 50087  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Millet, Robert L. “Benjamin: King, Prophet, Theologian.” 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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Robert Millet begins by reviewing what we know of King Benjamin’s life prior to his great sermon and covers some of the highlights of what he taught. Millet explains what the name Jesus Christ means according to the Hebrew background, and delineates the importance of that name. He explains some of the benefits of the atonement, including that it covers those who have sinned in ignorance.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Christ
ID = [8530]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Welch, John W. “Benjamin’s Covenant as a Precursor of the Sacrament Prayers.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, 295-314. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Keywords: Covenant; King Benjamin; Sacrament; Sacrament Prayers; Speech
ID = [75719]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 35221  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Welch, John W. “Benjamin’s Covenant as a Precursor of the Sacrament Prayers.” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Covenant; King Benjamin; Sacrament; Sacrament Prayers
ID = [75733]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 15903  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Welch, John W., and Daryl R. Hague. “Benjamin’s Sermon as a Traditional Ancient Farewell Address.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, 89-117. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; King Benjamin; Speech
ID = [75713]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 47804  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Hague, Daryl R., and John W. Welch. “Benjamin’s Sermon as a Traditional Ancient Farewell Address.” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin
ID = [75727]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 27181  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Welch, John W. “Benjamin’s Speech as a Prophetic Lawsuit.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, 225-232. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; Laws; Legal; Prophet; Speech
ID = [75716]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 13986  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Welch, John W. “Benjamin’s Speech as a Prophetic Lawsuit.” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; Laws; Legal; Prophet
ID = [75730]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 10285  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Welch, John W. “Benjamin’s Speech: A Classic Ancient Farewell Address.” 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 Near East; Farewell Speech; King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
ID = [66476]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Welch, John W. “Benjamin’s Speech: A Masterful Oration.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, 55-88. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; Speech
ID = [75712]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 61363  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Welch, John W. “Benjamin’s Speech: A Masterful Oration.” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; Speech
ID = [75726]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 51874  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Welch, John W., and Terrence L. Szink. “Benjamin’s Tower and Old Testament Pillars.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 100-102. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Architecture; King Benjamin
ID = [75665]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 4402  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Nichols, Robert E. “Beowulf and Nephi: A Literary View of the Book of Mormon.” Dialogue 4, no. 3, (Autumn 1969): 40-47.
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The life and character of Beowulf, the great hero of the epic age, parallels that of Nephi. Both were mighty in their deeds, both enjoyed great powers of strength and endurance, and both possessed various “manly skills” The Book of Mormon is “a work laden with promise for the literary analyst” More than a century has elapsed since the Book of Mormon has come forth and “literary scholarship” has all but ignored the literary aspects of this sacred text.

ID = [79101]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1969-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Christianson, James R. “The Bering Strait and American Indian Origins.” In The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture, ed. Paul R. Cheesman, 218–36. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.
ID = [36982]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 38232  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:45
Slivka, Scott. “Best at Something.” New Era 19, no. 7 (1989): 19.
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This high school student desired to know more about the Book of Mormon than anyone in his school, a pursuit that brought feelings of self worth and spiritual security.

Keywords: Scripture Study
ID = [76609]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Slivka, Scott. “The Best at Something.” New Era 19 (July 1989): 19.
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This high school student desired to know more about the Book of Mormon than anyone in his school, a pursuit that brought feelings of self worth and spiritual security.

ID = [80272]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Symes, Joseph. “The Best Attested of All Bibles.” Deseret Weekly 53 (25 July 1896): 180-81.
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While not accepting the supernatural, Symes argues that the Book of Mormon is the best attested, or has the greatest evidences attached to it, of all Bibles (sacred books) in the world. Refers to Joseph Smith’s account of the first vision and of the gold plates, as well as the testimonies of the Three and Eight Witnesses.

ID = [80273]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1896-07-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Tryk, Loftes. The Best Kept Secrets in the Book of Mormon. Redondo Beach, CA: Jacob’s Well Foundation, 1988.
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An attempt to show through several arbitrary tests the identification of “power words,” “hidden meanings,” and “subliminal” messages the erroneous nature of the Book of Mormon. Unable to account for complexities such as chiasmus in the Book of Mormon, the author proposes a Satanic inspiration theory for its origin. Several unique interpretations of the meaning of certain Book of Mormon proper names are proposed. This work is reviewed in P.210.

ID = [78334]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Stoker, Kevin. “The ‘Best Missionaries’” Church News 56 (7 December 1986): 16.
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An article in a magazine led Conley Smith to look for a copy of the Book of Mormon. He attributes his conversion to the “best missionaries”—Nephi through Moroni.

ID = [80246]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-12-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Black, Susan Easton, ed. The Best of the St. Louis Luminary. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2011.
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Published from November 1854 to December 1855, the St. Louis Luminary was started by Apostle Erastus Snow, the Latter-day Saint leader over the region. The newspaper maintained contact among the members, helped emigrating Saints stay focused on their ultimate destination in the West, and played a significant role in the national discussion of polygamy, which had been publicly announced in 1852. Snow’s goal was to produce a paper “devoted to the exposition of the favorable side of Mormonism,” something the “honest inquirer” had longed to read. The newspaper also consisted of a composite of exchanges from other periodicals, and a variety of local businesses—regardless of whether they were owned by Mormons—advertised in it. Furthermore, hundreds of names published in the columns yield a valuable genealogical database. Its forty-two missionary-agents traveled throughout most of the Midwest soliciting subscribers. I believe that this work will benefit readers and researchers alike by helping them explore another Mormon periodical from the mid-ninteenth century. Professor Black has again provided us with a powerful research tool that sheds light on a corner of history which has gone largely neglected. —Fred E. Woods, Professor, Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University and author of When the Saints Came Marching In: A History of the Latter-day Saints in St. Louis

ID = [75348]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,church-history  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Avant, Gerry. “Better Than a Mystery.” Church News 58 (27 August 1988): 16.
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After a wife hides her husband’s novels and mysteries, he has no alternative but to read the Book of Mormon, which leads to conversion.

ID = [79102]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-08-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Welch, John W., and Heidi Harkness Parker. “Better That One Man Perish.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 17-19. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Korihor; Laban; Laws; Legal; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75644]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 3973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Bryant, Verda Evelyn Bilger. Between the Covers of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1945.
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A re-creation of Book of Mormon stories, with a concern for telling them rather than analyzing or criticizing them.

ID = [77574]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1945-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Stapley, Delbert L. “Beware of Conspiring Men.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1961.
ID = [27443]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1961-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 13903  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:28
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Beware of Pride.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1989.
ID = [16159]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1989-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 12340  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:12
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Beware of Pride.” Ensign, May 1989.
ID = [49024]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 14414  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:09
Ellison, Mark D. “Beyond Justice: Reading Alma 42.” 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 = [34070]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 58838  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Spencer, James R. Beyond Mormonism: An Elder’s Story. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Chosen Books, 1984.
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A former Mormon gives a personal account of how he came to lose faith in Mormonism and the Book of Mormon and eventually reject Mormonism altogether.

ID = [77575]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Heater, Shirley R. “Beyond the Stone Anchor Mystery.” Zarahemla Record 24-26 (Spring, Summer, Fall, 1984): 18-20.
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A follow-up to “Chinese Stone Anchors in the New World” (Zarahemla Record 15 [Winter 1981-1982]: 1-3) by the same author. Writes concerning the origin of stone anchors discovered off the coast of California. Discusses the implications that this discovery has on the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79103]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Easton-Flake, Amy. “Beyond Understanding: Narrative Theory as Expansion in Book of Mormon Exegesis.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 25, no. 1 (2016): 116-138.
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The vibrant fields of narratology and biblical narrative criticism provide common ground from which scholars who either accept or reject the historical reality of the Book of Mormon may speak to one another. To encourage research that may speak across divisions, this article provides a theoretical overview of some of the major areas within the narrative-critical approach (i.e., the intricacies and subtleties of setting, plot, narrative time, characters, point of view, narrators, and implied readers). The applied analysis of select Book of Mormon passages that accompany these overviews illustrates how borrowing from more established fields may expose new considerations, explain different aspects of the text, make familiar narratives fresh, and stimulate greater appreciation for its literary design.

Keywords: Exegesis; Literary Analysis; Narrative; Narrative Criticism
ID = [3345]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 54272  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Sjodahl, Janne M. “Bible and Book of Mormon Evidence.” Church News 4 (19 May 1934): 1, 7.
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Refutes scholarly claims that the Bible was written during the 7th century b.c. by examining the contents of the brass plates that Lehi took to the New World. Since the brass plates contained the Pentateuch, chronicles, and prophecies until the reign of Zedekiah, the Book of Mormon offers evidence that the Bible was written at an earlier date.

ID = [79104]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1934-05-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Matthews, Robert J. “The Bible and Its Role in the Restoration.” Ensign, July 1979, 40–45.
ID = [44580]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1979-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,old-test  Size: 20621  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:04
Crane, Charles. The Bible and Mormon Scriptures Compared: Or the Educational Process of Winning Mormons. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1976, 1983.
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A polemical, evangelical booklet exposing the errors of Mormon scriptures and doctrine. Pages 15-35 deal speciically with the Book of Mormon. While archaeology has proven the accuracy of the Bible, no such evidence exists for the Book of Mormon. It mentions the use of steel and coins long before they were ever in use. Various other anachronisms are discussed. The proper names found in the book are taken from the Bible or are “the product of the writers own fertile imagination” The author favors the Spaulding theory of Book of Mormon origins.

ID = [78335]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Anderson, Richard. The Bible and Mormonism. Grand Rapids, MI: Faith, Prayer & Tract League, n.d.
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An evangelical pamphlet opposing Mormon beliefs in respect to the Bible. The Bible is changeless, inerrant, and sufficient. God would not allow it to be corrupted as Mormons believe. Ezekiel 37:15-20 refers to the gathering of Israel, not the Book of Mormon. The Three Witnesses denied their testimonies and cannot be trusted.

ID = [78336]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Talmage, James E. “The Bible and Other Scriptures.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 87, no. 3 (15 January 1925): 37-39.
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The LDS church accepts both the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. The Book of Mormon, however, has received a more correct translation than has the Bible.

ID = [81383]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-01-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Morton, William A. “The Bible and the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 83, no. 30 (28 July 1921): 468-71.
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Includes a very lengthy quote of the book, God’s Message to the Human Soul, by John Watson. The Bible’s main theme is the fellowship of man with God. The same can be said of the Book of Mormon. To show this the author quotes 1 Nephi 6:4-6 and Moroni 10:30-32.

ID = [81375]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1921-07-28  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Bankhead, Reid E. The Bible and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
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Reasons that if God is indeed no respecter of persons, then it is logical that Christ would make himself known to nations other than the Jews. The descendants of Joseph in America were in every way qualified to have Christ minister to them. The Bible and the Book of Mormon are both witnesses of the same God. [A.L. & P.H.]

ID = [78337]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1955-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Hoekema, Anthony A. The Bible and the Book of Mormon. Grand Rapids, MI: Back to God Tract Committee, 1967.
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A polemical tract wherein the author writes concerning salvation by grace, the Bible as a closed canon of scripture, and the changes that have occurred in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78338]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Pratt, Parley P. “The Bible and the Book of Mormon Contrasted.” The Prophet 1 (12 April 1845): 2-3.
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The Book of Mormon is superior to the Bible since the Book of Mormon is more simple and definite in its prophecies and doctrines. Nevertheless the Bible should be used as a companion record to the Book of Mormon despite its flaws and loss of plain truths.

ID = [80274]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1845-04-12  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Edholm, J. R. W. The Bible and the Book of Mormon Fully Harmonize. Salt Lake City: J. R. W. Edholm, 1938?.
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A pamphlet comparing 1 Corinthians 15:25-32 with 2 Nephi 9:24, and Mosiah 15:8, 16:8 and 1 Nephi 11:26-27. Those who believe in genealogical temple work for the dead do not understand the scriptures.

ID = [78339]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1938-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Madsen, Truman G. “The Bible and the Book of Mormon: A Panel Discussion.” N.p., 9 December 1962.
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Transcript of a panel discussion presented on television in St. John, New Brunswick, in which the author, president of the New England mission, faces three Protestant ministers. Aspects discussed concern the King James language of the Book of Mormon, archaeology, the divinity of Christ, the trinity, and continuous revelation.

ID = [78340]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Frederick, Nicholas J. “The Bible and the Book of Mormon: A Review of Literature.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
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The enigmatic relationship between the Book of Mormon and the Bible goes all the way back to one of its earliest reviewers, Restorationist Alexander Campbell, who noted inconsistencies between the two. Campbell addressed the Book of Mormon text’s conflation of the Old and New Covenants, differing on details such as Jesus’s birthplace and, in particular, how much the Book of Mormon’s pre-Christian peoples anticipated New Testament events. The Book of Mormon prophet Lehi, Campbell wrote, “developed the records of Matthew, Luke, and John, six hundred years before John the Baptist was born.” From the time of Campbell and into the present day, much of Book of Mormon scholarship has pivoted around this issue. How could a text that claims origins prior to the canonization of the New Testament interact so explicitly with the New Testament text? And what of the Old Testament content, in particular Isaiah, strewn throughout its pages? For many years, those who saw the Book of Mormon as purely the product of the mind of Joseph Smith interpreted these interactions as a sign of indirect influence at best and plagiarism at worst. In response, those who were willing to subscribe to divine origins developed several possible solutions, such as the ideas that Book of Mormon authors had access to “untainted” biblical manuscripts that have since disappeared; or that they had a level of prescience in writing. However, in recent years, this apologetic-or-critical sentiment of arguing why the Bible is present in the Book of Mormon has begun to wane in favor of further exploring how the Bible is present in the Book of Mormon. The intent of this literature review is to lay out the different scholarship trajectories related to the presence of the Bible in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81928]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Jones, Paul. “The Bible and the Book of Mormon: Some Suggestive Points from Modern Bible Study.” Logan: n.p., 1912.
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In this pamphlet the author argues that the Book of Mormon cannot be an ancient document because its contents do not agree with the results of modern biblical studies. The author’s point of view is informed by an evolutionary approach to Israelite religion. [A.L. & P.H.]

ID = [78341]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1912-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Reynolds, George. “The Bible and the Book of Mormon—A Parallel.” The Young Woman’s Journal 9, no. 11 (1898): 490-492.
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Shows parallels and commonalities between the Book of Mormon and the Bible. For example, both books were written by different men over a span of several centuries and both contain hymns or psalms.

Keywords: Music, Psalms, Scripture Study
ID = [76043]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1898-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Reynolds, George. “The Bible and the Book of Mormon—A Parallel.” The Young Woman’s Journal 9, no. 11 (1898): 490-492.
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Shows parallels and commonalities between the Book of Mormon and the Bible. For example, both books were written by different men over a span of several centuries and both contain hymns or psalms.

Keywords: Music, Psalms, Scripture Study
ID = [76466]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1898-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Skousen, Royal. “Bible II.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 1-2.
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Review of The Bible II (1991). This book is in actuality the Book of Mormon with some differences.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
ID = [179]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 3974  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 5: The Bible in the Book of Mormon.” In Since Cumorah: The Book of Mormon in the Modern World, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 7, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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A hundred years ago, the Book of Mormon was regarded by the scholarly world as an odd text that simply did not fit their understanding of the ancient world. Since that time, however, numerous ancient records have come to light, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi texts. These discoveries have forced scholars to change their views of history, and they place the Book of Mormon in a new light as well. That is why respected Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley wrote Since Cumorah, a brilliant literary, theological, and historical evaluation of the Book of Mormon as an ancient book.

ID = [2069]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Weldon, Roy E. The Bible Points to the Book of Mormon and the New World. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1969.
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Pamphlet filled with pictures, archaeological evidence, legends, and traditions designed to persuade one to believe that the Book of Mormon fulfills biblical prophecies. The Book of Mormon is related to the “Popul Vuh”—the Mayan book of God.

ID = [78342]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1969-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Sorenson, John L. “Bible Prophecies of the Mulekites.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Significant Articles from the Pages of the Improvement Era, eds. Doyle L. Green, and Marba C. Josephson, 229-37. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1959.
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Relates Ezekiel 17:22-24 to Mulek’s transplantation to America. A Mexican tradition of the arrival of an immigrant group by sea may also be related to Mulek.

ID = [81030]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1959-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Roberts, B. H. “Bible Quotations in the Book of Mormon and the Reasonableness of Nephi’s Prophecies.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Significant Articles from the Pages of the Improvement Era, eds. Doyle L. Green, and Marba C. Josephson, 173-89. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1959.
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Discusses the close similarities between the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and in 3 Nephi 12-14, and suggests that Joseph Smith used the available language of the New Testament to ease the burden of translating.

ID = [81028]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1959-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Roberts, B. H. “Bible Quotations in the Book of Mormon; and Reasonableness of Nephi’s Prophacies.” Improvement Era 7 (January 1904): 179–96.
ID = [77283]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1904-01-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Matthews, Robert J. A Bible! A Bible!. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
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Joseph Smith taught that the Book of Mormon is a witness for the Bible. It testifies of Jesus Christ and His divinity, teaches a wide range of secular and religious topics, and identifies the enemies of Christ. The Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on earth, the keystone of the LDS religion, and individuals will “get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts than by any other book”

ID = [77383]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Belnap, Daniel L. “The Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Concept of Scripture.” In No Weapon Shall Prosper, ed. Robert L. Millet. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35038]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 62588  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:30
Lewis, Gordon R. The Bible, The Christian, and Latter-day Saints. Philadelphia, PA: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1975.
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A polemical work against Mormonism, where the author alleges that Protestant doctrines are contained in the Book of Mormon, such as monotheism, the trinity, and others. Other Book of Mormon problems dealt with include anthropological and archaeological difficulties, the Smithsonian statement, the Anthon denial, textual changes, King James English, plagiarism, problems with the testimonies of Book of Mormon witnesses, environmental influence, Hebrew origin of Indians, anachronisms, absurdities, and alleged doctrinal problems.

ID = [78343]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Bible, the Scrolls, and the Book of Mormon: A Problem of Three Bibles.” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 11 (November 1965): 974–77, 1013, 1040.
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Part 1 of a series on the similarities and issues between religious texts.
An article highlighting the issues that arise when comparing documents.

ID = [954]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 25021  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Bible, the Scrolls, and the Book of Mormon: A Problem of Three Bibles (continued).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 12 (December 1965): 1090–91, 1165–68.
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Part 2 of a series on the similarities and issues between religious texts.
Beginning as a continuation of part 1 of the series, this article dives more into rituals and ceremonies done in ancient times, specifically by kings and rulers, that line up with Book of Mormon rituals and ceremonies.

ID = [955]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 22239  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Bible, the Scrolls, and the Book of Mormon: A Problem of Three Bibles (continued).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 69, no. 1 (January 1966): 32–34, 44–46.
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Part 3 of a series on the similarities and issues between religious texts.
Dr. Nibley continues with the windows that the Book of Mormon opens on strange and forgotten customs and traditions that are just now being brought to light.

ID = [956]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 30455  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Bible, the Scrolls, and the Book of Mormon: A Problem of Three Bibles (continued).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 69, no. 2 (February 1966): 118–22.
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Part 4 of a series on the similarities and issues between religious texts.
As new documents are discovered, the comparative study of the Book of Mormon goes forward. We continue a brief glance at some of the more important scrolls that have not yet appeared in book form nor been translated into English

ID = [957]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 22857  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Bible, the Scrolls, and the Book of Mormon: A Problem of Three Bibles (continued).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 69, no. 3 (March 1966): 196–97, 232–34.
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Part 5 of a series on the similarities and issues between religious texts.
The scholarly study of the Book of Mormon goes forward with the discovery of ancient documents. We continue a brief glance at some of these which have not yet appeared in book form nor been translated into English.

ID = [958]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 18151  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Bowman, Matthew. “Biblical Criticism, the Book of Mormon, and the Meanings of Civilization.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 30 (2021): 62-89.
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“In the half-century or so after 1880, most analysis of the Book of Mormon among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was in reaction in some way to the rise of modern academic methods of studying Christian scripture, many of which cast doubt on its traditional origins and its historical claims. As with many other American Christian faiths, most Latter-day Saint reactions were negative. Initially, Latter-day Saints believed the Book of Mormon to be a pristine and divine refutation of such techniques. Over time, however, it became evident that the Book of Mormon could indeed be subjected to these very methods, and Latter-day Saint writers reacted variously: while some became convinced that such criticism revealed the Book of Mormon to be shallow or ahistorical, others asserted that responsible academic study could validate its claims and even offer new means of interpretation for understanding its message.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Book of Mormon, textual criticism; Scriptures, historicity; Scriptures, narrative criticism; Book of Mormon; Scriptures; Scriptures, textual criticism; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81939]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Weldon, Roy E. “Biblical Evidences Pointing toward the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 94 (5 July 1947): 624.
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A list of 113 scriptures from the King James and Inspired Version of the Bible that are evidences for the Book of Mormon. Includes scriptures that mention archaeology related to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79105]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1947-07-05  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Reynolds, Noel B. “Biblical hesed and Nephite Covenant Culture.” BYU Studies Quarterly 60, no. 4 (2021): 143.
ID = [10531]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 62044  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:15
Jackson, Valton E., and W. Russell Palfreyman. “Biblical Knowledge in Early America.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 112, no. 5 (May 1950): 136-37.
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Quotes exclusively from Dewey Farnsworth’s The Americas before Columbus and the scriptures (Genesis 49:22-26, John 10:16) to show that American Indians are descended form the House of Israel and were acquainted with biblical stories (e.g., House of Noah, Abraham, Jacob) prior to contact with Europeans.

ID = [81310]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-05-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Reynolds, Noel B. “Biblical Merismus in Book of Mormon Gospel References.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
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An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 2015 annual Society of Biblical Literature meeting, November 23, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. 1. See Noel B. Reynolds, “The Gospel of Jesus Christ as Taught by the Nephite Prophets;’ BYU Studies 31/3 (1991): 31-50; and Noel B. Reynolds, “The Gospel according to Mormon;’ Scottish Journal of Theology 68/2 (2015): 218-34 doi:10.1017/ S003693061500006X. 2. Inclusio is a common technique used by biblical writers to mark off a text unit by repeating at the end of the unit a word or phrase or sentence used at the beginning. These three Book of Mormon passages are marked off with obvious inclusios featuring “the doctrine of Christ;’ “this is my doctrine;’ and “this is my gospel” respectively. While Nephi constructed the first, the second two are embedded in the material quoted from Jesus Christ. In “Chiastic Structuring of Large Texts: Second Nephi as a Case Study;’ publication pending, I demonstrate that 2 Nephi can be read as a series of thirteen inclusios arranged to provide a chiastic structure to the book that also communicates his principal thesis.

ID = [81893]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Norwood, Scott M. “A Bibliographic Essay of Works Concerning the Book of Mormon.” Master’s thesis, Columbia: University of Missouri, 1979.
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A historical study of the the translation and compiling the Book of Mormon and its contents there of.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, bibliographies; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, historicity; Book of Mormon, authorship
ID = [81568]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Terry, Carole A. “A Bibliographical Guide to Materials Relating to the Book of Mormon Located in the Library of Congress.” Bachelor of Independent Studies project, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1993.
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A study to references relating to various subjects about the Book of Mormon (translation, literary developments, etc.) and where these publications are located in the Library of Congress.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, bibliographies; Book of Mormon; Sources, at Library of Congress
ID = [81573]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Miller, Adam S. “Bibliography.” In An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32, edited by Miller, Adam S. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2014.
ID = [81752]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Welch, John W. “Bibliography of Hebrew Law in the Book of Mormon.” Studia Antiqua : The Journal of the Student Society for Ancient Studies 3, no. 2 (November, 2003): 181-5.
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A bibliography of works discussing Hebrew law in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, bibliographies; Book of Mormon, Bible and
ID = [82045]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Sorenson, John L. “Bibliography of John Leon Sorenson.” Edited by Robert F. Smith., 2018.
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Keywords: Ancient America, Anthropology, Archaeology, Bibliography, Mesoamerica, Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [75455]  Status = Type = other article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Richards, Franklin D. “Bibliography of Utah: Book of Mormon.” N.p., July 1884.
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In answer to questions by historian Herbert Bancroft, Richards gave a brief overview of the Book of Mormon story and how it came forth. This account contains many quotes concerning the Book of Mormon from Joseph Smith, Orson Pratt, and others.

ID = [77576]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1884-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Tvedtnes, John A. “Bibliography: Ancient and Medieval Works Cited.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Records: “Out of Darkness unto Light”, edited by , 227–250. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2000.
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Keywords: Bibliography
ID = [75616]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Christensen, Kevin. “The Big Picture.” Sunstone 15 (April 1991): 3-4.
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Argues with John Kunich over the article “Multiply Exceedingly: Book of Mormon Population Sizes” (Sunstone 14 [June 1990]: 27-44). Suggests that Kunich fails to deine the problem of population size, to control appropriately the statistics, and to understand Lamanite lifestyles.

ID = [80275]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Stoker, Kevin. “Big Welcome for Prophet Deep in Heart of Texas.” Church News 58 (30 April 1988): 3, 5.
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President Benson calls on the members to read and teach the Book of Mormon. Elder Peterson urges the members to follow the examples of the prophets in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79106]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-04-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
“Biggest Year for Translations: Book of Mormon in 66 Languages.” Church News 54 (12 February 1984): 3.
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Twelve selections and one full text of the Book of Mormon were translated during the year 1983. These include Mayan, Siuhala, Kekchi, Mam, Armenian, Turkish, Efik, China-P, Kisii, Demotiki, Hmong, Persian, and Haitian Creole. Contains a chart to show growth.

ID = [79107]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1984-02-12  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Smith, Lucy Mack. Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet and His Progenitors for Many Generations. Liverpool, England: S. W. Richards, 1st edition, 1853.
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2nd edition, Plano, IL: RLDS Church, 1880. Deals with events in the lives of the author’s family members. She discusses her son Joseph and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and gives in detail historical facts about the origin and early days of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, including the events surrounding the translation of the Book of Mormon and the 116 pages of lost manuscript.

ID = [77577]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1853-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Smith, Heman Hale. “Biography of David Whitmer.” Journal of History 3 (1910): 298-305, 446-54.
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Contains an account of David Whitmer’s conversion, excommunication, and ownership of a Book of Mormon manuscript.

ID = [79108]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1910-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Harris, Franklin S. “Biological Conditions in Book of Mormon Lands.” Improvement Era 13, no. 5 (1910): 385-390.
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Harris claims that the references in the Book of Mormon, with regard to both the Jaredite and Lehite peoples, concerning the use of timber and cement are corroborated by studies published in a bulletin from the U.S.D.A. Similar claims are made of the fauna and flora in America.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Biology, Book of Mormon Historicity, Ecology
ID = [76927]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1910-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Key, Thomas D. S. A Biologist Looks at the Book of Mormon. Issaquah, WA: Saints Alive in Jesus, 1985.
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Sees many scientific anachronisms in the Book of Mormon. Points out problems dealing with language, geography, botany, zoology, physiology, and anthropology. For instance, the implied reproduction rates and populations of the Book of Mormon show physiological problems.

ID = [77384]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Nibley, Hugh W. “Bird Island.” Dialogue 10, no. 4. 1977. 120–23.
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This satirical talk was read by Nibley perhaps as early as 1965.
“Bird Island” was a satirical lecture on some of the excesses and weaknesses of archaeology and theories of Book of Mormon geography. A version was submitted to a collection meant to be a bicentennial celebration of the Declaration of Independence. It was rejected by the editors.

ID = [1094]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Nibley, Hugh W. “Bird Island.” Dialogue 10 (Autumn 1977): 120-23.
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Satirical lecture on some of the excesses and weaknesses of archaeology and theories of Book of Mormon geography.

ID = [79109]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1977-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Gee, John. “‘Bird Island’ Revisited, or the Book of Mormon through Pyramidal Kabbalistic Glasses.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 219-228.
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Review of Written by the Finger of God: A Testimony of Joseph Smith's Translations (1993), by Joe Sampson.

Keywords: Criticism; Kabbalah; Language - Hebrew
ID = [208]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 23827  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Carr, Stephen L. “Birds Along Lehi’s Trail.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 2 (2006): 84-93, 125-126.
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When Carr traveled to the Middle East, he observed the local birds. In this article, he suggests the possibility that the Book of Mormon prophet Lehi and his family relied on birds for food and for locating water. Carr discusses the various birds that Lehi’s family may have seen on their journey and the Mosaic law pertaining to those birds.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Animal; Arabia; Law of Moses; Ornithology
ID = [3195]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 37746  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Adams, John Quincy. The Birth of Mormonism. Boston: Gorham, 1916.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. The author discusses issues relating to the translation of the Book of Mormon, dismisses the testimonies of the Book of Mormon witnesses as unreliable. The Anthon denials are discussed, and the author alleges that the Book of Mormon has little value beyond what it plagiarizes from the Bible.

ID = [78344]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1916-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
“Birthday Present is Gift for Others.” Church News 58 (1 October 1988): 6, 12.
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Sister Ella Adkins has donated 99 cases of the Book of Mormon to different missions in the world. Within each copy she placed her picture and a copy of her testimony.

ID = [79110]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Evans, John Henry. “Bishop Spalding’s Jumps in the Logical Process.” Improvement Era 16, no. 4 (1913): 343-346.
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This article shows that Bishop Spalding makes three unwarranted inferences in his pamphlet “Joseph Smith, Jr., As a Translator”—that the Book of Abraham is translated incorrectly, that the Book of Mormon cannot be authentic if the Book of Abraham is poorly translated, and that all Mormon belief should be discarded since the Book of Mormon is the basis of the religion.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon, Book of Abraham, Book of Abraham Translation, Egyptology, Pearl of Great Price, Spalding, Franklin
ID = [77054]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1913-02-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Baldwin, E. E. “A Bit of Original Evidence.” Lucifer’s Lantern (May 1900): 181-83.
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Believes that the story about the Book of Mormon was intended to be a practical joke and that Joseph Smith realized there was money in perpetrating this hoax.

ID = [78847]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Line, C. Robert. “Bitter and Sweet: Dual Dimensions of the Tree of Life.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35274]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 27222  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:32
Roper, Matthew P. “A Black Hole That’s Not So Black.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 156-203.
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Review of Answering Mormon Scholars: A Response to Criticism of the Book “Coving Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon” (1994), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Apologetics; Book of Mormon Translation; Israelite Festivals; Jesus Christ; King Benjamin’s Speech; Large Plates of Nephi; Law of Moses; Lost 116 Pages; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Plagiarism; Prophecies of; Small Plates of Nephi; Title Page
ID = [190]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 109457  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Talmage, Jeremy. “Black, White, and Red All Over: Skin Color in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
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In June of 1830, the first Latter-day Saint missionary Samuel Smith journeyed through the backcountry of western New York hoping to find parties interested in the recently published Book of Mormon. Advertising the volume as “a history of the origin of the Indians;’ he attempted to sell copies of the book his brother Joseph claimed to have translated from golden plates given to him by an angel. An etiological tale of the ancient inhabitants of the continent, the Book of Mormon described the emergence of two tribes: the righteous Nephites and wicked Lamanites. After the Lamanites’ rebellion against their relatives, the Book of Mormon recounted how God afflicted them for their iniquity. Whereas they were once “white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome;’ they became cursed with “a skin of blackness.” In the ensuing ethnic conflict, the black-skinned Lamanites ultimately triumphed over their “white” kin, overrunning and annihilating the Nephites to become the ancestors of modern-day Native Americans.

ID = [81922]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Johnson, Lynn Nations. “Blaine Yorgason and Brenton Yorgason, To Mothers & Fathers from the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 67.
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Review of To Mothers & Fathers from the Book of Mormon (1991), by Blaine Yorgason and Brenton Yorgason.

ID = [142]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 10433  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
, ed. Blasphemers and Believers: Personal Reactions to the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2011.
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This compilation of groundbreaking Book of Mormon articles is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies. This volume features articles on various believers and nonbelievers, including William E. McLellan, Mark Twain, B. H. Roberts, and Minerva Teichert. Contents “William E. McLellan’s Testimony of the Book of Mormon” Larry C. Porter “‘The Testimony of Men’: William E. McLellin and the Book of Mormon Witnesses” Mitchell K. Schaefer “The Gentle Blasphemer: Mark Twain, Holy Scripture, and the Book of Mormon” Richard H. Cracroft “B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon” Truman G. Madsen “Minerva Teichert: Scriptorian and Artist” Marian Ashby Johnson “Minerva Teichert: A Passion for the Book of Mormon” John W. Welch and Doris R. Dant

ID = [75257]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,church-history  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
“Blasphemy.” Cincinnati Advertiser and Ohio Phoenix 8 (2 June 1830): 1.
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Early, hysterical announcement of the publication of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79111]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1830-06-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Talbot, Leo P. “Bless Those Elders.” Ensign, March 1993.
ID = [50921]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3382  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:54
Crowell, Angela M., and John A. Tvedtnes. “Blessing God after Eating One’s Fill.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 142-146. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Amulek; Blessing; Custom; Prayer
ID = [75673]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 7798  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Pratt, Orson. “The Blessings of Joseph—The American Indians.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 14. 1872, 7–12.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Feb. 19, 1871. Reported By: John Q. Cannon.

ID = [29056]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1871-02-19  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 17870  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:38
Perry, L. Tom. “Blessings Resulting from Reading the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2005.
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Now it is up to us to study the Book of Mormon and learn of its principles and apply them in our lives.

ID = [20040]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2005-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 12778  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:06
Perry, L. Tom. “Blessings Resulting from Reading the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, November 2005.
ID = [56684]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2005-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12673  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:12
Thayne, Stanley J. “The Blood of Father Lehi: Indigenous Americans and the Book of Mormon.” PhD diss., Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016.
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The Book of Mormon, published in New York in 1830, has been described and understood by many Mormons to be a “history of the American Indians.” It tells of a family who left Jerusalem around 600 BCE and migrated to a “Promised Land,” generally understood to be the American continents, and who became the progenitors of Indigenous American peoples. As a text produced by Euroamericans, the Book of Mormon can be situated as part of a larger colonial imaginary that envisions Native peoples as lost Israelites. However, many American Indian people have converted to Mormonism or have grown up in the Mormon faith. For many, the Book of Mormon narrative has become an integral part of their Indigenous identity and subjectivity. This dissertation is an ethnographic exploration and analysis of how the Book of Mormon informs the Indigenous subjectivities of Indigenous American Latter-day Saints (Mormons). It is based on fieldwork conducted in Catawba, Shoshone, and Confederated Blackfoot nations.

Keywords: Identity, sense of; Native Americans, Shoshoni; Doctrinal history, racial concepts; Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Book of Mormon, Native Americans and; Cardston, Alberta, Canada; Native Americans, Mormon views of; Native Americans, Catawba
ID = [81574]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Rasmussen, James. “Blood Vengeance in the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1981.
ID = [8565]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,old-test  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
“Blossoming with Books: Syriac Manuscripts from the Egyptian Desert.” Insights 29, no. 3 (2009).
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The birthplace and spiritual heart of Christian monasticism is the Nitrian Desert of Egypt and the long, shallow valley of Scetis (Wadi el-Natrun). It was to here, from the fourth century onwards, that Macarius the Great and other of the sainted desert fathers retreated from the world, devoting their lives to worship and prayer. While some monks chose to live in isolation as hermits, many others banded together to establish the first monasteries, building churches for worship and libraries for study.

Keywords: Christian; worship; prayer; books; languages
ID = [66924]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Bulseco, Albert C. “‘Blue Book’ Quenched Thirst for Truth.” Church News 58 (23 July 1988): 5.
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Author testifies of the great influence of the Book of Mormon on his personal life by claiming “no other literature made me weep as this book has. Neither has there been any influence that has touched my soul and marked a marvelous change in me”

ID = [78816]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-07-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Ensign. “Blueberries and the Book of Mormon.” Ensign April 2012.
ID = [59658]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2012-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2485  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:36
Goff, Alan. “Boats, Beginnings, and Repetitions.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1, no. 1 (1992): 67-84.
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Ancient texts are too often approached using modern assumptions. Among those assumptions obstructing an understanding of ancient texts is the modern emphasis on originality and on writing as intellectual property. Ancient writers relished repetition—stories that were repeated in succeeding generations—over originality. The Bible is full of repeated or allusive stories, and the Book of Mormon often reinscribes this biblical emphasis on repetition. One such biblical reverberation in the Book of Mormon is Nephi’s ocean voyage, which evokes biblical stories of origination: creation, deluge, and exodus. These three stories of beginnings are carefully alluded to in Nephi’s own foundational story, exactly as we would expect to find in an ancient Hebraic text.

Keywords: Boat; Nephi; Repetition; Ship; Transoceanic Voyage; Voyage
ID = [2816]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1969-12-31  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 39030  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:36
Read, Lenet Hadley. “A Book about God’s Love.” Ensign, January 1988.
ID = [48403]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 15483  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:04
Priddis, Venice. The Book and the Map: New Insights into Book of Mormon Geography. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1975.
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A geographical investigation of Book of Mormon lands. Author believes that the Book of Mormon civilization inhabited western South America spanning the countries of Columbia, Equador, Peru, and Chile. Thirty-three maps and several illustrations are included. This work is reviewed in S.516.

ID = [78345]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
“Book Available in Three More Languages.” Church News 58 (15 October 1988): 5.
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An announcement of portions of the Book of Mormon being available in three more languages—Lingala, Shona, and Urdu (languages spoken in Africa).

ID = [79112]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-10-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Gaunt, LaRene Porter. “‘The Book Changed My Life’” Ensign, February 1991.
ID = [49863]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12607  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:16
Searle, Don L. “The Book Convinced Him.” Ensign, March 1990.
ID = [49441]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8331  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:13
Kirkland, Harriet Rosser. “A Book Different from Any Other.” Ensign, July 1986.
ID = [47682]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6803  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:56
“Book Excerpt: Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).
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At the beginning of Alma 43:14, the original manuscript reads desenters, which Oliver Cowdery miscopied into the printer’s manuscript as desendants; in other words, he ended up replacing dissenters with descendants. This mistake (a visual error) was facilitated by the similar spelling Oliver used for both these words. Notice that earlier in this verse Oliver wrote dissented as desented in P (but which the 1830 typesetter respelled in P as dissented). Moreover, at the end of verse 13, Oliver spelled descendants as desendants in both manuscripts. The proximity of this last instance prompted the error at the beginning of verse 14.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; manuscripts; descendants; dissenters
ID = [66847]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Wolf, Teresa. “A Book for Eveline.” Ensign, September 1991.
ID = [50177]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2748  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:49
Menzies, James S. The Book is True. Independence, MO: Herald House,n.d.
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An apologetic tract wherein the author produces two conversion stories and reasons why the Book of Mormon should be made a matter of prayer.

ID = [78346]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “‘The Book Nobody Wants’: Hugh Nibley and the Book of Mormon.” In Hugh Nibley Observed Introductory Blog Series, by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR. 8 April 2021.
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This is the second of eight weekly blog posts published in honor of the life and work of Hugh Nibley.
Hugh Nibley ironically called the Book of Mormon “the Book Nobody Wants,” since many people act like it’s being forced on them. This article attempts to answer the question, “What did Nibley mean by the Book Nobody Wants?”

ID = [1934]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2021-04-01  Collections:  bom,bradshaw,interpreter-website,nibley  Size: 14560  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:30
Anderson, Edward H., and Joseph F. Smith. “Book Notice: Complete Concordance to the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 8, no. 2 (1904): 151-152.
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This article announces the completion of George Reynolds’s Book of Mormon concordance and advertises its sale.

Keywords: Study Helps
ID = [76881]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1904-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Sjodahl, Janne M. “The Book of Abraham.” Improvement Era 16, no. 4 (1913): 326-333.
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This article refutes claims made by Rev. F. S. Spalding that the Book of Mormon was not an authentic book because the Book of Abraham was translated incorrectly and that surely means that Joseph Smith was not a translator. Sjodahl points out that the Book of Mormon was translated by the gift and power of God, whereas the book of Abraham required seven years of laborious study coupled with inspiration. One cannot be judged on the merits of the other.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon, Book of Abraham, Book of Abraham Translation, Spalding, Franklin
ID = [77052]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1913-02-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Brown, Cheryl. “Book of Alma.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:150-52. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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An overall view of the longest book in the Book of Mormon, the book of Alma, which covers thirty-nine years of Nephite history (91-52 B.C.). The theme of the entire book is that the pure testimony of Christ is mightier than politics or the sword in establishing peace and goodness.

ID = [80911]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Hansen, Gerald, Jr. “The Book of Alma as a Prototype for Teaching the Word of God.” 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 = [36792]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 34470  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Pieper, Paul B. “The Book of Alma: Lessons for Today.” Ensign, October 2012.
ID = [59880]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2012-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9885  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:38
B., W. W. “The Book of Doctrine and Covenants, and the Book of Mormon Do Harmonize.” Saints’ Herald 23 (1 June 1876): 336-37.
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Deals specifically with the way in which the terms “eternal torment” and “endless punishment” are used in the Book of Mormon and in the Doctrine and Covenants.

ID = [80276]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-06-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Enos.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Enos, the son of Jacob, grandson of Lehi, recorded his own touching testimony and the promises that the Lord made to him concerning the Nephite records and his Nephite and Lamanite brothers. His mighty efforts to pray brought him a remission of his own sins.

ID = [80906]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Evening and Morning Star. “The Book of Ether.” Evening and Morning Star Vol. 1, no. 3: August 1832.
ID = [76386]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1832-08-01  Collections:  bom,em-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:26
Tanner, Morgan W. “Book of Ether.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:156-57. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The book of Ether is an edited version of the twenty-four gold plates found by Limhi and translated by Mosiah. Its themes include secret combinations, the importance of following prophets, and wickedness brings destruction. It teaches of Christ’s premortal spirit body, that Three Witnesses would testify of the Book of Mormon, and that a New Jerusalem will be built in the western hemisphere.

ID = [80916]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Miner, Alan C. “Book of Ether, Chapter 1.” In Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: A Collection of Cultural Commentary. Vol. 7. Springville, UT: N.P., 2016.
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Book of Ether, Chapter 1

ID = [76726]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Cheesman, Paul R. “Book of Helaman.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:152-53. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The book of Helaman records the period preceding the birth of the Savior. It was written by Helaman and was abridged by Mormon who inserts his own commentary. The most prominent person in the book is Nephi2. Also included are prophecies and teachings of Samuel the Lamanite and the rise of the Gadianton robbers.

ID = [80912]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Anderson, James H. “The Book of III Nephi.” Improvement Era 27, no. 3 (1924): 193-199.
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This article states that the teachings in the New Testament Gospels and 3 Nephi are harmonious, and events recorded in the New Testament have found some historical parallels with events listed in the Book of Mormon. Further, the great earthquakes and other upheavals of recent decades are comparable to the three days of darkness in America during the time of Jesus’ crucifixion.

Keywords: 3 Nephi, Earthquake, Intertextuality, Natural Disasters, New Testament, Sermon at the Temple, Sermon on the Mount
ID = [76933]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Anderson, James H. “The Book of III Nephi.” Young Woman’s Journal 35 (January 1924): 11-16.
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Discusses highlights in 3 Nephi regarding the birth of Jesus and his appearance to the Nephites. Shows historical instances outside of 3 Nephi that deal with thick darkness.

ID = [80277]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Gileadi, Avraham. The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
ID = [39728]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:03
Skousen, Royal. “The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 28, no. 3 (1988): 124.
ID = [10211]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,old-test  Size: 1095  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:12
Evening and Morning Star. “The Book of Jacob.” Evening and Morning Star Vol. 1, no. 4: September 1832.
ID = [76387]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1832-09-01  Collections:  bom,em-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:26
Williams, Clyde J. “Book of Jacob.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:147-48. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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A description of the book of Jacob, its organization and content. It seems to have three parts: a discourse by Jacob at the temple calling his people to repentance; prophecies of the Atonement of Christ, his rejection by the Jews, and the scattering and gathering of Israel; and the confrontation with the anti-christ, Sherem.

ID = [80905]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Jarom.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Jarom was written by Jarom, son of Enos, who excuses his brevity by calling attention to limited space and lack of new doctrine.

ID = [80907]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Underwood, Grant. “The Book of Lehi.” In Joseph: Exploring the Life and Ministry of the Prophet, edited by Black, Susan Easton, and Andrew C. Skinner, 76-84. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
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This essay tells the story of the lost 116 pages of the Book of Lehi.

Keywords: Harris, Martin; Doctrine and Covenants, Section 3; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, Lost 116 pages
ID = [82114]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Sloan, David E. “The Book of Lehi and the Plates of Lehi.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon consistently use such phrases as “Book of Lehi,” “plates of Lehi,” and “account of Nephi” in distinct ways.

Keywords: Lehi (Prophet); Lost 116 Pages; Plates
ID = [2971]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 8299  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Sloan, David E. “The Book of Lehi and the Plates of Lehi.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 59-62. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Lehi (Prophet); Lost 116 Pages; Plates
ID = [75654]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
“The Book of Mormon.” The Reflector 2 (14 February 1831): 102.
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Tells about Oliver Cowdery’s mission to Painesville and his meeting with the “notorious Sidney Rigdon” Rigdon took the Book of Mormon under advisement and shortly declared it of “heavenly origin” Rigdon then testified that the world would come to an end in two or three years.

ID = [80306]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1831-02-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Evening and Morning Star. “The Book of Mormon.” Evening and Morning Star Vol. 1, no. 1: June 1832.
ID = [76385]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1832-06-01  Collections:  bom,em-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:26
Evening and Morning Star. “The Book of Mormon.” Evening and Morning Star Vol. 1, no. 8: January 1833.
ID = [76389]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1833-01-01  Collections:  bom,em-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:26
Evening and Morning Star. “The Book of Mormon.” Evening and Morning Star Vol. 2, no. 13: June 1833.
ID = [76395]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1833-06-01  Collections:  bom,em-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:26
Evening and Morning Star. “The Book of Mormon.” Evening and Morning Star Vol. 2, no. 14: July 1833.
ID = [76396]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1833-07-01  Collections:  bom,em-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:26
Millennial Star. “Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 1, no. 4, August 1840, 76-77.
ID = [75392]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1840-08-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Improvement Era. “Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 1, no. 5, September 1840, 113-17.
ID = [75399]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1840-09-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Improvement Era. “Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 1, no. 12, April 1841, 299-301.
ID = [75402]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1841-02-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Times and Seasons. “The Book of Mormon.” Times and Seasons Vol. 2, no. 7: February 1, 1841.
ID = [76432]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1841-02-01  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Times and Seasons. “The Book of Mormon.” Times and Seasons Vol. 2, no. 10: March 15, 1841.
ID = [76433]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1841-03-15  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Woodruff, Wilford, and Thomas Ward. “The Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 6, no. 5 (15 August 1845): 65-70.
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Missionary-oriented essay. Justifies the existence of extra-biblical scripture. Explains the roles of the descendants of Joseph in America, using Genesis 48. Shows similarities between Israelite and Indian sacrificial customs. Refers to the “sticks” of Ezekiel 37; also discusses the relevance of Isaiah 29 and Psalm 85. Bears testimony of the part the Book of Mormon plays in the Restoration.

ID = [80970]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1845-08-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
“The Book of Mormon.” The Church of England Magazine (July 1854): 29-31.
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Recites the history of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and summarizes its contents. Discredits the Three Witnesses and holds that the Book of Mormon was a take off of the Spaulding manuscript.

ID = [80283]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1854-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Neill, Edward Duffield. “The Book of Mormon.” Historical Magazine 6 (August 1869): 68-69.
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Attempts to link the Book of Mormon with the Spaulding manuscript. Joseph Miller, an acquaintance of Spaulding, recollected reading about the Amalekites marking their foreheads with red.

ID = [80284]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1869-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Godbey, W. C. “The Book of Mormon.” The Home Monthly 7-8 (November 1869-March 1870): 226-30, 272- 79, 12-18, 72-75, 129-34.
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Five-part series offers a brief sketch of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Claims that the Lord himself visited Joseph Smith on September 21, 1823, and told Joseph that the American Indians were a remnant of Israel and that the record on precious plates was made of brass. Martin Harris was never allowed to see the plates, even though his name appears as one of the Three Witnesses. Parts of the Book of Mormon story resemble the Koran, Paradise Lost, and Spaulding’s manuscript.

ID = [80300]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1869-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon.” Juvenile Instructor 12, no. 13 (1877): 147-148.
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Keywords: Isaiah (Book), Prophecy, Revelation, Zion
ID = [75889]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon.” Juvenile Instructor 12 (1 July 1877, 15 July 1877, 1 August 1877, 15 August 1877, 15 September 1877): 147-48, 159-60, 170-71, 182-83, 212-13.
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Series on Book of Mormon evidences taken from Isaiah 29, Ezekiel 37, and Genesis 48 and 49. Accepts as valid the testimonies of the Book of Mormon witnesses.

ID = [80285]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon.” Juvenile Instructor 12, no. 13 (1877): 147-148.
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Keywords: Isaiah (Book), Prophecy, Revelation, Zion
ID = [76467]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
“The Book of Mormon.” Deseret News 27 (9 October 1878): 569.
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Reprint of an article from the Richmond (Missouri) Conservater. Concerns David Whitmer and his tenacious testimony of the Book of Mormon. Whitmer claimed to be in possession of the original manuscript.

ID = [80303]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1878-10-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
“The Book of Mormon.” Scribner’s Monthly 20 (1880): 613-16.
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The Spaulding theory of the Book of Mormon. Includes statements by Thurlow Weed and Matilda Spaulding McKinstry.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, authorship, Spaulding theory
ID = [82078]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1880-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Walter, Charles. “The Book of Mormon.” Scribner’s Monthly 20 (1880): 613-18.
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An ex-Mormon, having met the daughter of Solomon Spaulding, tells Spaulding’s “real” story. He includes Thurlow Weed’s and Matilda Spaulding McKinstry’s statements concerning the Manuscript Found. He finds that the Book of Mormon is a plagiarism of Spaulding’s manuscript.

ID = [80298]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
S., J. Z. “The Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 42, no. 16 (19 April 1880): 246-47.
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Old Indian and Spanish histories that are preserved in Mexican libraries and museums provide evidence of the divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80976]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-04-19  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Dickinson, Ellen E. “The Book of Mormon.” Scribner’s Monthly 20 (August 1880): 614-16.
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Dickinson, the great-niece of Solomon Spaulding, reports an interview she conducted with Matilda Spaulding McKinstry, daughter of Solomon Spaulding. Gives basic facts about Spaulding’s Manuscript Found. Spaulding was the first to discover the Ohio mound-builder’s Israelite descent. His manuscript contained the names Mormon, Maroni, Lamenite, and Nephi and was taken to Patterson, a publisher in Pittsburg, with whom Sidney Rigdon spent time. In 1834 a man named Hurlburt asked for the manuscript for the purpose of making a comparison and the manuscript was lost.

ID = [80299]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Bond, Myron H. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 29 (15 February 1882): 49-51.
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A testimonial to the truth of the Book of Mormon. The author briefly tells the story of the Jaredites, finds the Book of Mormon to be a fulfillment of the prophesy in Genesis 48:13-26, Psalm 85, and Ezekiel 37, and relates the story of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80288]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1882-02-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Anthony, R. J. “Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 31 (28 June 1884): 416-18.
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Explains why the Book of Mormon is necessary in the latter days and gives biblical evidence of its divinity. Discusses the return of the Jews to Israel and specifically refutes the Spaulding theory, saying that “if [Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon] were thieves, I claim God was in the conspiracy”

ID = [79113]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1884-06-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Calhoon, W. R. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 31 (13 December 1884): 801-2.
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Personal testimony of the importance of the Book of Mormon. Includes a 12-stanza poem by Sr. Randall concerning “the precious boon” of the Book of Mormon. Exhorts RLDS people to “repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon”

ID = [80289]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1884-12-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
“The Book of Mormon.” Book-Lore 18 (May 1886): 162-65.
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A pejorative evaluation of the Book of Mormon, considering it to be “tiresome and uninteresting” Accepts the Spaulding story for the book’s origin. Informs the reader about the Three Witnesses, especially David Whitmer, regarding him as “an honest fanatic”

ID = [80278]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1886-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Sleight, Thomas. “The Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 48, no. 34, 35 (23, 30 August 1886): 529-32, 548-51.
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Uses biblical scriptures to prove the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, gives summary of 1 Nephi, discusses plates (who wrote them, what language was used, their size and description). Explains how Joseph Smith found the plates in the Hill Cumorah, and gives a history of the founding of the LDS church.

ID = [80988]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1886-08-23  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Roberts, B. H. “Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 35 (1888): 552-554.
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Affirms the need for a “New Witness” to confirm the divine nature and authenticity of the Bible. The Book of Mormon is the new witness and was translated by the “gift and power of God.”

Keywords: Missionary Work, Moroni',s Promise, Scripture Study
ID = [76659]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-08-27  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
“The Book of Mormon.” Deseret Weekly 45 (10 December 1892): 779-80.
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Quotes excerpts from an article entitled “Criticism of the Old Testament” published in the Edinburgh Review. The same objections and methods applied to the Book of Mormon may be applied to the Bible. Both must stand or fall together. The LDS realize that the Book of Mormon “invite[s] investigation and maintain that if this record must be rejected, the Bible must be rejected, too, since every objection that can be raised against the Book of Mormon finds its true counterpart among the objections raised against the Bible” [J.W.M. & D.M.]

ID = [80304]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1892-12-10  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Phifer, C. L. “The Book of Mormon.” Deseret Weekly 57 (18 June 1898): 7.
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Author praises the Book of Mormon as a sacred book and as “the greatest American novel,” although he says that it “never betrays nineteenth century manner” His criticism is that “it contains no new doctrines”

ID = [80305]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1898-06-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Hunt, C. J. The Book of Mormon. Lamoni, IA: Herald House, 1900.
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A pamphlet that briefly explains the nature of the Book of Mormon. The writer rejects the Spaulding Theory on the basis that Sidney Rigdon never heard of the Book of Mormon until after its publication and that the Book of Mormon bears no resemblance to the unpublished manuscript rediscovered in 1884.

ID = [78348]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1900-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Almira, Sister. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 48 (23 October 1901): 868-69.
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Provides personal reflections and thoughts after having read the Book of Mormon for the fourth time.

ID = [80290]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1901-10-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Moler, H. E. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 50 (3 June 1903): 501-9.
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The Book of Mormon people were assigned to America by God. The article includes the story of the book, the testimonies of the witnesses, why it is called the Book of Mormon, when the sealed portion will be given, the fulfillment of biblical prophecies, evidence found in the relics of antiquity, and the language of the book. It was not written by Solomon Spaulding.

ID = [80291]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1903-06-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Jenson, Andrew. The Book of Mormon. Liverpool: Millennial Star Office, 1907.
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A tract that provides a general treatise on the Book of Mormon. Discusses Joseph Smith’s experiences with Moroni and the gold plates, the importance of the witnesses, and compares Indian and Polynesian traditions to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78349]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1907-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Lewis, Carl G. Book of Mormon. Lamoni, IA: Carl G. Lewis, 191?.
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A tract defending the LDS understanding of the condemnation of polygamy set forth in Jacob 2. The writer notes that polygamy is only permitted when the Lord commands it.

ID = [77578]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1910-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Kaler, John. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 58 (3 May 1911): 415-20.
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The author, by quoting from Revelation 12, Ezekiel 4:6, and Daniel 12:4-9, shows that the Book of Mormon came forth twelve hundred and sixty years after the apostasy. He also remarks concerning the fulfillment of the prophesies in Isaiah 29:4, 11, Zechariah 10:10, and Jeremiah 22:6, and refers to archaeological discoveries in defense of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80292]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-05-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Davis, Joseph H. “The Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 73, no. 51 (21 December 1911): 804-6.
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Biblical prophets foretold the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Includes a brief synopsis of the Book of Mormon story line. Mentions Martin Harris’s visit to Professor Anthon. Joseph Smith had divine aid in translating.

ID = [81346]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-12-21  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Ireland, H. “The Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 74, no. 28 (11 July 1912): 440-42.
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A testimony of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is not superior or inferior to the Bible—it contains the will of the same God. Many truths lost from the Bible are restored in the Book of Mormon. Through prayer a sincere person can know if it is true.

ID = [81347]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1912-07-11  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Grant, Heber J., and Edward H. Anderson. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 26, no. 2 (1922): 155-156.
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This article consists of a compilation of quotes about the Book of Mormon from the Journal of Discourses. All quotes are from former leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Testimony
ID = [76914]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1922-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Penrose, Charles W. The Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Zion’s, 1923.
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An introductory pamphlet designed for an investigator that describes the discovery and contents of the Book of Mormon. It gives both spiritual and secular examples of the divinity of the book and encourages the investigator to seek for a personal witness.

ID = [78350]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1923-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Ivins, Anthony W. “The Book of Mormon.” Relief Society Magazine 14 (August 1927): 384-88.
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Retells the story of the angel Moroni showing the gold plates to Joseph Smith. The recent discovery of gold plates and steel represent external evidences of the truthfulness of the book.

ID = [80286]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Pratt, Parley P. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 30, no. 11 (1927): 938.
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In this testimony, Pratt rejoices in the Book of Mormon and says that if the world accepted its gospel all evil would cease.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Pratt, Parley P., Testimony
ID = [77146]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
McConley, Myron A. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 75 (28 November 1928): 1359.
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Concentrates on the claim of the Book of Mormon that it is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of America and that Jesus Christ is the God of the American continent.

ID = [80293]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1928-11-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Cannon, Hugh J., and Heber J. Grant. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 32, no. 11 (1929): 879.
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This testimony affirms that Moroni visited Joseph Smith in his room on September 21, 1823, and, among other things, showed Joseph where the plates were hidden. After four years, Joseph received the plates and translated them.

Keywords: Angel Moroni, Book of Mormon, Gold Plates
ID = [77101]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Goodfellow, Mildred. “Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 77 (23 July 1930): 815.
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A poem describing the confiict between the Lamanites and Nephites and the final translation of the plates.

ID = [79114]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1930-07-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Widtsoe, John A. The Book of Mormon. London: LDS British Mission Office, 1932.
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Also in Deseret News Church Section

ID = [78354]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1932-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Widtsoe, John A. The Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Zion Printing, 1934.
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This tract explains briefly the contents, origin, authenticity, witnesses, consistency, archaeological discovery in modern times, and the Bible prophecies concerning the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78355]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1934-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Galbreath, J. J. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 37, no. 3 (1934): 139.
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This article is a brief testimony of the truthfulness and value of the Book of Mormon, written by a man who is part Scottish and part Blackfoot Indian.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Native Americans, Testimony
ID = [76883]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1934-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Kee-Pi-Po-Kayo. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 37, no. 3 (March 1934): 139.
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A brief testimony of the truthfulness and value of the Book of Mormon, written by a man who is part Scottish and part Blackfoot Indian.

ID = [81272]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1934-03-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Pack, Frederick J. “The Book of Mormon.” Deseret News Church Section (13 June 1936): 5.
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Pack defends the veracity of the Book of Mormon and defends the Book of Mormon claim that horses existed on the American continent.

ID = [80302]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1936-06-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Tary, O. J. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 83 (28 November 1936): 1485-86.
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A testimonial about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. The author makes statements defending the Book of Mormon against charges that it is a replacement for the Bible and that it was plagiarized from the Spaulding manuscript.

ID = [80294]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1936-11-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Booth, Thornton Y. “The Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 100, no. 36 (8 September 1938): 565-66.
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Identifies the Book of Mormon as an additional scriptural witness of Christ and as the stick of Judah.

ID = [81298]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1938-09-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Robinson, John A. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 85 (10 December 1938): 1583-84.
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It has been more than a century since the Book of Mormon was published. It has been published in sixteen languages. Archaeological evidences support the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80295]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1938-12-10  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Dutton, Jasper O. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 87 (18 May 1940): 621-23.
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Many principles and ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ are taught in the Book of Mormon, including faith, repentance, the merciful kindness of God, charity, baptism, the laying on of hands, and prayer.

ID = [80296]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1940-05-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
“The Book of Mormon.” Relief Society Magazine 29-30 (December 1942; January 1943): 871-73; 57-60.
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A two-part series prepared for Relief Society theology lessons. Part 1 reviews the historical accounts of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon; part 2 considers the authenticity of the book by listing five reasons why the Book of Mormon is true.

ID = [80287]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Kinney, Inez. “Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 90 (15 May 1943): 620-23.
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A less than smooth exposition in which it is argued that Lehi’s colony landed in South America. The author’s sources include the Book of Mormon and books on American geography and Indian history.

ID = [79115]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1943-05-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
“The Book of Mormon.” Consolation 26 (11 April 1945): 23-27.
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A supercilious discussion on the Book of Mormon, where an unnamed author believes that its contents were derived largely from “writings by Spaulding, Isaiah, and others, with copious additions by Smith” Lists 49 similarities between the Book of Mormon and Spaulding’s manuscript. Emphasizes similarities between the Book of Mormon and the King James Bible. Associates the name “Nephi” with the Hebrew “Nephilim,” or fallen angels at the time of Noah.

ID = [80279]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1945-04-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Romney, Marion G. “The Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1949.
ID = [26674]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1949-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 15030  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:23
Miner, Edward G. “The Book of Mormon.” University of Rochester Library Bulletin 5 (Autumn 1949): 1-12.
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Highly fanciful retelling of Joseph Smith’s early life and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Accepts the Spaulding story and tries to link its connection with Sidney Rigdon’s “versatile genius” Claims that John H. Gilbert said that Rigdon “came to Palmyra and there cooked up the scheme with Smith”

ID = [80301]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1949-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
L., J. L. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 98 (19 February 1951): 176-77.
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Discusses the 1830 Palmyra Edition of the Book of Mormon, its title page, preface, and the corrections of later editions.

ID = [80297]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1951-02-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Board of Publication of the RLDS Church, 1953.
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Authorized edition of the Book of Mormon of the RLDS Church. Translated by Joseph Smith Jr. Compared with the original manuscript and the Kirtland edition of 1837.

ID = [77580]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1953-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Sill, Sterling W. “Book of Mormon.” In BYU Speeches of the Year (24 March 1957). Provo, UT: BYU Press.
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We may not be able to walk where Jesus walked, but of greater worth is that we can think what Jesus thought. The Book of Mormon reveals the thoughts of Christ. Heroes of the Book of Mormon are worthy of emulation. Sill highlights Mormon, who possessed a celestial mind.

ID = [81087]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1957-03-24  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Sonne, Alma. “The Book of Mormon.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, May 4, 1958.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon
ID = [68119]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1958-05-04  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:49
Rumble, Leslie. “The Book of Mormon.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review 60 (December 1959): 227-37.
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A polemical article against the Book of Mormon. The author gives a brief summary of the Book of Mormon narrative and several Christian doctrines included in the book. While admitting that some ancient peoples wrote on metal plates he rejects Joseph Smith’s account as an unlikely fiction. He discounts the testimonies of Book of Mormon witnesses on the grounds that they only experienced the things with their spiritual eyes and that it was not a literal experience.

ID = [80280]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1959-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Rumble, Leslie. “The Book of Mormon.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review 60 (January 1960): 338-45.
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A polemical article against the Book of Mormon. Author considers numerous environmental influences Joseph Smith could have drawn upon: Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews, plagiarized biblical passages, anti-Catholic influences, anti-Masonry, revival language, Westminster Confession, and others. He appeals to the “automatic unity” theory in order to explain the speed of composition of the Book of Mormon. He alleges that Book of Mormon Isaiah passages quote errors in the King James translation of the Old Testament. He considers anachronistic the assertion that steel, the compass, and horses were known in Book of Mormon times.

ID = [80281]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Rumble, Leslie. “The Book of Mormon.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review 60 (1960): 227-37.
ID = [77241]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 64, no. 3 (1961): 189, 199.
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This article discusses how the Book of Mormon was key in the restoration of the priesthood and the Church. It has survived a century and a quarter of anti-Mormon criticism.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon, Book of Mormon, Priesthood Authority, Priesthood Keys, Restoration
ID = [76786]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
McConkie, Bruce R. “The Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Thursday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1961.
ID = [27413]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1961-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference,mcconkie  Size: 9620  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Book of Mormon.” BYU Education Week lectures delivered in the summer of 1965 at Oakland.
ID = [1165]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1965-08-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:25
Richards, A. LeGrand. “The Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Thursday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1967.
ID = [27821]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1967-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 18722  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:31
Richards, A. LeGrand. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 70, no. 6 (1967): 38-42.
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This article states that the Book of Mormon scriptures clarify perplexing biblical passages such as John 10:16, Ezekiel 38:18-19, and Isaiah 29:1-2.

Keywords: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Book of Mormon, Holy Bible
ID = [77175]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1967-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Flint, B. C. The Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Church of Christ (Temple Lot), 1972.
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An evangelical tract explaining the purpose and teachings of the Book of Mormon, written by an apostle of the Church of Christ.

ID = [78347]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1972-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
The Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1976.
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A pamphlet designed to introduce non-LDS to the Book of Mormon. Tells of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and of Jesus’ visit to the Nephites.

ID = [78352]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Weldon, Clair E. The Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: RLDS Church, 1976.
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Deals with Book of Mormon origins and context, including Nephite culture, Jaredite history, and the ministry of Jesus Christ.

ID = [78353]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Cullimore, James A. “The Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Tuesday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1976.
ID = [13585]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1976-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 11563  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:06
Cullimore, James A. “The Book of Mormon.” Ensign, May 1976.
ID = [43193]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11440  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:50
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1977.
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A pamphlet that summarizes the origin and story of the Book of Mormon. States that the Book of Mormon is evidence that the Lord yet reveals his will to humanity in modern times.

ID = [78351]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1978.
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The Book of Mormon stands with the Bible and the Doctrine and Covenants to testify that God works among all people in all places. This pamphlet tells the story and origin of the Book of Mormon. It points out its uses and issues an invitation to heed its inspired message.

ID = [77579]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Romney, Marion G. “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 1980.
ID = [14474]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1980-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 5568  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:09
Romney, Marion G. “The Book of Mormon.” Ensign, May 1980.
ID = [44949]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1980-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12557  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:08
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:156. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Gives a synopsis of the book of Mormon, written by the prophet Mormon, who describes the fall of the Nephites and includes his final plea to future generations.

ID = [80915]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Nyman, Monte S., Eldin Ricks, Rulon D. Eames, Terry B. Ball, Clyde J. Williams, Marilyn Arnold, Alan Goff, Cheryl Brown et al. “Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Additional Authors: Paul R. Cheesman, Charles Randall Paul, Rex C. Reeve, Morgan W. Tanner, and S. Michael Wilcox.

Keywords: 1 Nephi (Book), 2 Nephi (Book), 3 Nephi (Book), 4 Nephi (Book), Alma (Book), Book of Mormon, Enos (Book), Ether (Book of), Helaman (Book), Jacob (Book), Jarom (Book), Mormon (Book), Moroni (Book), Mosiah (Book), Omni (Book), Prophecy, Words of Mormon
ID = [74263]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 80123  Children: 16  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:01

Articles

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

ID = [80902]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Eames, Rulon D. “First Book of Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:144-45. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Summarizes the book of 1 Nephi and provides a map of the Arabian Peninsula that traces the possible route of Lehi.

ID = [80903]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Ball, Terry B. “Second Book of Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:146-47. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1992.
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Provides a summary description of 2 Nephi in sections: Lehi’s admonitions and testament to his posterity before his death (1:1-4:11); Lehi pronounces blessings on all his children and Nephi writes a small historical segment (4:12-5:34); a sermon by Jacob (chapters 6-10), and a lengthy written discourse from Nephi (chapters 11-33) in which he quotes large portions of Isaiah.

ID = [80904]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Omni.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Omni records the brief writings of several authors, Omni, Amaron, Chemish, Abinadom, and Amaleki, who were not spiritual leaders, but were descendants of Jacob.

ID = [80908]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Ricks, Eldin. “The Words of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:149. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Describes the date and purpose of the book entitled the Words of Mormon.

ID = [80909]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Goff, Alan. “Book of Mosiah.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:149. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Mosiah records events from 200 B.C. to 91 B.C. and is chronologically complex. It is filled with rich religious symbolism and significant political events. The text includes King Benjamin’s address, the records of Zeniff, Alma the Elder, and Mosiah, and the first reference to the Jaredites. Its underlying theme emphasizes deliverance from physical and/or spiritual bondage.

ID = [80910]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Paul, Charles Randall. “Third Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:153-55. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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A synopsis of the book of 3 Nephi in the Book of Mormon. This book is the climax in Nephite history. It focuses on three advents of Jesus: his birth, his resurrection and appearance to the Nephites, and his Second Coming.

ID = [80913]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “Fourth Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:155-56. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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4 Nephi narrates four generations of peace, a time when there could not have been a happier people (4 Nephi 1:16). It also foreshadows the later destruction of the Nephites following their gradual rejection of the gospel.

ID = [80914]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Wilcox, S. Michael. “Book of Moroni.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:157-58. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Explains the contents and organization of the book of Moroni. Discusses the loosely related but important items that Moroni brought together including ordinances, Mormon’s sermons and letters, Moroni’s exhortation and farewell including his final testimony of Jesus Christ.

ID = [80917]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Smith, John L. “The Book of Mormon.” The Evangel 39 (April 1992): 5.
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Discusses Ezra Taft Benson’s claim that the Book of Mormon is the most correct book on earth to show that Mormonism is not a Christian denomination.

ID = [80282]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Cardon, Boyd L. “Book Of Mormon.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, May 24, 1994.
ID = [73806]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1994-05-24  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:58
Maxwell, Neal A. “The Book of Mormon.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators, 1–18. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36153]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 37018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:39
“The Book of Mormon.” Missouri Mormon Frontier Foundation Newsletter 30 (October 2002 - February 2003): 15.
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From the Kansas City Joumal, 22 September 1878, page 4, columns 1 and 2. In 1878, Orson Pratt and Joseph F. Smith visited David Whitmer to appeal to him to give or sell the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon to them.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, manuscripts; Whitmer, David
ID = [82080]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Pearce, Virginia H. “The Book of Mormon.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, February 3, 2004.
ID = [71773]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-02-03  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Christianson, Jack R. The Book of Mormon. Orem, Utah: Millennial Press, 2007.
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“It sets forth in a clear and engaging style the answers to many of the false charges leveled by critics against the Book of Mormon. Rather than criticize others for their perception of the Book of Mormon, this book serves as a valuable guide for those who seek to better understand the central purpose of the Book of Mormon--to testify of Christ.” [Publisher’s abstract]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Native Americans, origins of; Book of Mormon, historicity; Book of Mormon, authorship
ID = [81471]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Ensign. “The Book of Mormon.” Ensign October 2011.
ID = [59430]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2011-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7236  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:34
Kelling, Arno Schmidt Hans-Wilhelm, John Durham Peters, and Joseph M. Spencer. “The Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
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If perhaps I am certain of nothing else, I am indeed certain of one thing: I cannot resist holy books. Understand me correctly, however. I regard all of them highly-the fiery bass voices of the Qur’an; Gautama’s all-tolerating claptrap of wisdom; the large compendium of Jewish cultural history called the Old Testament-but I refuse steadfastly to link the word “truth’’ with any of them. Whoever imagines that he possesses the truth has lost it in that very same instant. Truth has no meaning for us. Nothing would be more unfortunate than some kind of 5 percent clause of the Spirit, and nothing more ridiculous than when one prophet calls out another as a fanatic. Not one Church, but rather fundamentally Churches; not one Sacred Scripture, but rather numerous Sacred Scriptures. Hence, if you wish, a resigned-but in my experience quite therapeutic-agnosticism as foundation, yet at the same time a tireless hunt for one’s own mistakes and one’s own lack of knowledge-and, besides that, working diligently.

ID = [81927]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Jardine, Adam R. “The Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 22 no. 1 (2021).
ID = [38493]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 52364  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:56
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon (Concluded).” Juvenile Instructor 12, no. 18 (1877): 212-213.
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Keywords: Eight Witnesses, Prophecy, Three Witnesses
ID = [75893]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-09-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon (Concluded).” Juvenile Instructor 12, no. 18 (1877): 212-213.
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Keywords: Eight Witnesses, Prophecy, Three Witnesses
ID = [76469]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-09-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon (Continued) (1).” Juvenile Instructor 12, no. 14 (1877): 159-160.
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Keywords: Anthon, Charles, Isaiah (Book), Prophecy
ID = [75890]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-07-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon (Continued) (1).” Juvenile Instructor 12, no. 14 (1877): 159-160.
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Keywords: Anthon, Charles, Isaiah (Book), Prophecy
ID = [76470]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-07-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon (Continued) (2).” Juvenile Instructor 12, no. 15 (1877): 170-171.
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Keywords: Isaiah (Book), Prophecy, Recordkeeping
ID = [75891]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon (Continued) (2).” Juvenile Instructor 12, no. 15 (1877): 170-171.
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Keywords: Isaiah (Book), Prophecy, Recordkeeping
ID = [76471]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon (Continued) (3).” Juvenile Instructor 12, no. 16 (1877): 182-183.
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Keywords: Joseph (of Egypt), Prophecy
ID = [75892]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-08-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Tyler, Daniel. “The Book of Mormon (Continued) (3).” Juvenile Instructor 12, no. 16 (1877): 182-183.
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Keywords: Joseph (of Egypt), Prophecy
ID = [76472]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-08-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Book of Mormon (Teachers’ Supplement). Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
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Outlines for adult Sunday school lessons on the Book of Mormon. Includes quotations and statements of doctrine from Church leaders, thought provoking questions, and discussion suggestions.

ID = [78356]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Pratt, Parley P. “The Book of Mormon - Origin of the American Indians, &c.” In A Voice of Warning and Instruction to All People, Containing a Declaration of the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Commonly Called Mormons, 121-139. New York: W. Sandford, 29 Ann-St, 1837.
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Keywords: Ancient America, Native Americans, Old Testament, Prophecy, Prophet
ID = [76046]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1837-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Pratt, Parley P. “The Book of Mormon - Origin of the American Indians, &c.” In A Voice of Warning and Instruction to All People, Containing a Declaration of the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Commonly Called Mormons, 121-139. New York: W. Sandford, 29 Ann-St, 1837.
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Keywords: Ancient America, Native Americans, Old Testament, Prophecy, Prophet
ID = [76468]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1837-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
“The Book of Mormon . . . Can It Add to Your Life?” Readers Digest (May 1981): 83-86.
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An advertisement insert in a popular magazine intended as a missionary vehicle. Explains what the Book of Mormon has done in a positive way for some people, and what it can do for the reader.

ID = [80307]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Bryant, Verda E. “The Book of Mormon . . . Those ‘Queer Names’” Saints’ Herald 91 (19 February 1944): 227, 231.
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About one-third of the Book of Mormon names have biblical roots and many other names may have had their beginning in the biblical text because of their similarity.

ID = [80308]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1944-02-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Switzler, William F. “The Book of Mormon 1879.” Ray County Mirror 6 (29 September 1979): 3-4, 6.
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Views Joseph Smith as a religious fanatic who used the unpublished work of Solomon Spaulding to create the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80309]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1979-09-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Heaton, Harold Grant. Book of Mormon = Mo Men Ching. Hong Kong: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.
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A lesson outline for missionaries serving in the Southern Far East Mission. The Book of Mormon as a record of the biblical Joseph’s descendants is emphasized.

ID = [77582]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1957-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Ricks, Joel E. “The Book of Mormon a Divine Record: Witnesses Never Denied Their Testimony.” Liahona 14 (3 April 1917): 631.
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A note affirming that the witnesses to the Book of Mormon were constantly true to their testimony.

ID = [80310]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1917-04-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Sonne, Alma. “Book of Mormon a Great Converter.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
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This article is a brief summary of the missionary journey of Samuel Smith and his usage of the Book of Mormon, which resulted in the conversion of Rev. John P. Greene and others.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Missionary Work; Parley P.; Pratt; Samuel Harrison; Smith
ID = [26933]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1953-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 8010  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:25
Anderson, James H. “Book of Mormon A Record of the Stick of Ephraim.” Salt Lake City: n.p., July 1929.
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In this 10-page typescript treatise, Anderson argues that the sticks of Judah and Ephraim mentioned in Ezekiel 37:16-17 do not refer to the uniting of the Bible and the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77583]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1929-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Matthews, Robert J. “The Book of Mormon a Witness for the Bible.” Instructor 101 (April, May 1966): 160, 205.
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Compilation of quotes from scripture and Church leaders that demonstrate how the Book of Mormon is a witness for the Bible. Charts of scriptures comparing Old Testament, New Testament, and Book of Mormon show unity of doctrine.

ID = [80311]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Roberts, B. H. “The Book of Mormon a Witness for the Christ.” Liahona 27 (9 July 1929): 48.
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The Book of Mormon gives the account of the resurrected Christ visiting and teaching the ancient inhabitants of the western world. The purpose of the Book of Mormon is to convince both Jew and gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God.

ID = [80312]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-07-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Ricks, Shirley S. “The Book of Mormon Abridged Anew.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): 21-33.
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Review of Jana Riess, annotator. The Book of Mormon: Selections Annotated and Explained.

Keywords: Abridgment; Scripture Study
ID = [526]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 29018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
“Book of Mormon Activity.” Friend 16 (February 1986): 37.
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An activity for children. Cut out the pieces and make a replica of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79122]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Halverson, Sandy. Book of Mormon Activity Book. Bountiful, UT: Horizon, 1982.
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Book of Mormon oriented exercises designed for children. Includes mazes, scrambled words, and fill in the blanks.

ID = [77585]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Brough, Janet N. Book of Mormon Activity Book. Salt Lake City: Acorn, 1983.
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Contains crossword puzzles, matching games, and other activities for children.

ID = [77584]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Petersen, Mark E. Book of Mormon Addresses. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1986?.
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Reprints of several addresses: “The Great Prologue,” BYU Speeches of the Year, September 24, 1974, and conference addresses given 6 April 1968, 4 October 1970, 1 October 1977, 2 April 1978, 1 October 1978, 1 October 1983

ID = [77586]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
“The Book of Mormon Again Sustained.” Deseret News 31 (22 February 1882): 70-71.
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It has been claimed that the breastplate that Joseph Smith said accompanied the gold plates was unhistorical, but a recent book has reported a skeleton found wearing a breastplate of brass. Also found was a stone covered with hieroglyphs, which the author compares to the engraven stone interpreted by Mosiah.

ID = [80313]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1882-02-22  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Griffiths, Casey Paul. “The Book of Mormon among the Saints: Evolving Use of the Keystone Scripture.” In The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, eds. Dennis L. Largey, Andrew H. Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34714]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 69977  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:47
Richards, A. LeGrand. “The Book of Mormon an Aid to Testimony.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1946.
ID = [26557]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1946-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 14278  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:22
Pratt, Orson. “The Book of Mormon An Authentic Record.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 21. 1881, 168–178.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, September 21, 1879. Reported By: John Irvine.

ID = [29414]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1879-09-21  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 36179  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:41
Brimhall, George H. “The Book of Mormon an Evidence in Itself of Its Divinity.” Improvement Era 26, no. 11 (1923): 981-982.
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In this article, the author notes that the Book of Mormon can be considered a classic work, since interest in it endures. Some people vouch for the valuable principles contained in it, but cannot accept the miraculousness of it. Its harmony with the Bible makes it a genuine new witness for the life, teachings, and divinity of Jesus Christ.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Evidences
ID = [76813]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
“The Book of Mormon an Inspirer of Art.” Relief Society Magazine 14 (September 1927): 436-37.
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Sculpture, painting, stained glass windows, hymns, drama, pageants, and poems are forms of art that the Book of Mormon has inspired.

ID = [80314]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Story, Ruth P. “The Book of Mormon and a Feather.” Restoration Witness 164 (August 1976): 11-14.
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The parents of a new convert accepted his conversion and received a Book of Mormon. Reading the book brought warm and wonderful experiences that bear witness of the book’s spiritual nature.

ID = [80315]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Bennett, Michael J. “The Book of Mormon and a World of Changing Beliefs.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 112, no. 4 (April 1950): 108-9.
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In an unbelieving world it is easier to prove a man to be a fraud than a prophet. The proof of a prophet lies in the witness of the Holy Ghost. The witness of the Spirit is more important than external evidences. The enlightened nature of the Book of Mormon startled the Christian world of the nineteenth century by answering numerous concerns. During the century that followed, religions modified their perspectives because of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81309]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-04-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Smith, David Asael. “Book of Mormon and Ancient Traditions.” Deseret News Church Section (6 January 1934): 5.
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Tells of American Indian traditions that support the Book of Mormon since they are similar to traditions of the Nephite and Lamanite people.

ID = [79123]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1934-01-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Burgess, S. A. “The Book of Mormon and Archaeology.” Saints’ Herald 74 (27 July 1927): 862-63.
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Presents a list of works written on the subject of the Book of Mormon and archaeology. Much has been unearthed to prove Book of Mormon statements that were once in question.

ID = [80317]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-07-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Burgess, S. A. “The Book of Mormon and Archaeology.” Saints’ Herald 74 (10 August 1927): 925-26.
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The Book of Mormon introduced many new ideas into the world, including its own language from which it was translated, the liahona or compass, and the existence of Christianity in America long before archaeology proved it to exist in America.

ID = [80316]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-08-10  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Roper, Matthew P. “The Book of Mormon and Archaeology Challenges: Questions and Perspectives.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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Questions relating to archaeology and the Book of Mormon can sometimes pose challenges to readers. On the one hand critics sometimes frame the evidence as one that is almost entirely hostile to the belief that the Book may be an authentic historical record. On the other hand, Latter-day Saints may sometimes entertain unrealistic expectations about what archaeological information can or cannot say about the text. In this presentation I will discuss several challenges that archaeologists face in addressing questions about the archaeology of animal and human remains, ancient weapons, metals, chariots, and lost scripts. An understanding of these challenges can help us to correct mistaken assumptions, adjust our expectations, and provide clearer perspectives as we seek for better information as well as answers.

ID = [81865]  Status = Type = talk,website article  Date = 2023-09-22  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Rees, Robert A. “The Book of Mormon and Automatic Writing.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 1 (2006): 4-17, 68-70.
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Some critics of the Book of Mormon have suggested that Joseph Smith produced the book through a process known as “automatic writing,” a rapid flow of language claimed to be generated through paranormal means such as trance-like states or claimed communications with spirits. This paper presents an overview of some prominent claims of automatic writing and examines the historical and scientific evidence for the authenticity of at least some of these cases. After discussing the similarities between these works and the Book of Mormon, the paper outlines a number of features in the Book of Mormon that clearly differentiate it from any known case of automatic writing, features such as the presence of Near Eastern and Mesoamerican geographic, cultural, and linguistic details that were unknowable to anyone in 1830. Based on this and other evidence, the Book of Mormon does not fit the profile of automatic writing but is best explained by Joseph’s own account of its ancient and divine origins.

Keywords: Authorship; Automatic Writing; Historicity; Joseph; Jr.; Prophet; Smith; Translation
ID = [3176]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 68920  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Matthews, Robert J. Book of Mormon and Bible Study Handouts: Some Book of Mormon Parallels to the Bible. Unpublished holdings in the LDS Church Office Building, 1967.
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There are many parallel passages in the Book of Mormon and the Bible.

ID = [77587]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Fenton, Elizabeth. “The Book of Mormon and Book History (Fenton).” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 32 (2023): 74-96.
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“In this essay, I want to zoom in on one aspect of the Book of Mormon’s prophesying, which is that it describes its future form as a book. Even when this prophecy uses sonic terms--describing words spoken by the Lord as ’hiss[ing] forth’--the Book of Mormon imagines itself as a codex and its recipients (believers and nonbelievers alike) as readers of texts inscribed within it…The book’s physical presence, both within its narrative time line and in the nineteenth century of its emergence, is never far from the surface of its import…I predict that an important line of inquiry in Book of Mormon studies will be serious engagement with its status as a material object. One future for Book of Mormon studies, in other words, lies in the fields of Book and Print history.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Study; Book of Mormon, printing; Material culture; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon
ID = [81955]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Givens, Terryl L. “The Book of Mormon and Dialogic Revelation.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 16-27, 69-70.
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This article has been adapted from the author’s book By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion. The author discusses three common understandings of the term revelation: (1) revelation as doctrine, (2) revelation as history, and (3) revelation as inner experience. He suggests that the Book of Mormon introduces a fourth type: revelation as dialogue. This form of revelation allows individuals to have direct contact with God, rather than only through the scriptures, and can be applied to our lives just as it was to the lives of those living in Book of Mormon times.

Keywords: Conversion; Dialogue; Doctrine; Experience; History; Revelation
ID = [3068]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 55276  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Park, Benjamin E. “The Book of Mormon and Early America’s Political and Intellectual Tradition.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 23 (2014): 167-175.
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Review of Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America (2011), by David F. Holland, and American Zion: The Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War (2013), by Eran Shalev.

Keywords: Canon; Continuing Revelation; Old Testament; Politics; Revelation; United States History
ID = [3314]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 19508  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Lowe, Gareth W. “The Book of Mormon and Early Southwest Cultures.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 19 (12 April 1954): 1-3.
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Believing that Book of Mormon events took place in Mesoamerica, the author speculates that peoples of the southwest section of the United States had connections and correspondences with their Mesoamerican neighbors. Other Asiatic peoples also likely played a part in the development of North American Indian culture.

ID = [80318]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1954-04-12  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Lanier, Roy H. “The Book of Mormon and Eternal Progression.” Christian Soldier 4 (14 August 1942): 1, 3.
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Argues that the Book of Mormon doctrine on eternal progression contradicts Mormon teachings on the same, and the Book of Mormon therefore cannot be based upon truth.

ID = [80319]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1942-08-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Ellis, Stanley G. “The Book of Mormon and God’s Plan for Us.” Ensign, January 2012.
ID = [59545]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8622  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:35
Kirkham, Francis W. “The Book of Mormon and How to Read It.” Deseret News Church Section (14 May 1938): 3, 7.
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As an individual reads the Book of Mormon, he or she should consider the spiritual nature of the book, the “culture of the people described” within its pages, and the manner in which it stands as a second witness, with the Bible, of Jesus Christ.

ID = [80320]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1938-05-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Bechler, C. F. J. “The Book of Mormon and I.” Improvement Era 26, no. 5 (1923): 405-408.
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This article is a first person narrative testimonial of a man in Germany who found a friend in the Book of Mormon on a cold, lonely, and hopeless night. Following World War I, the man first found himself in despair, then found that the Book of Mormon offered him hope and comfort.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Faith, Hope, Missionary Work, World War I
ID = [77099]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Holmes, Reed M. “‘The Book of Mormon and Its Message’: ‘Come Unto Christ and Be Perfected in Him’” Saints’ Herald 91 (24 June 1944): 811-16.
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Historical, legendary, and archaeological evidences support the Book of Mormon. Many scholarly works of the day are cited: Velt, Travels, Gann, Maya Cities, Kingsburough, Bancroft and Ripley, and many others. The Book of Mormon is an invitation to come to Christ.

ID = [78835]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1944-06-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Frederick, Nicholas J. “The Book of Mormon and Its Redaction of the King James New Testament: A Further Evaluation of the Interaction between the New Testament and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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The text of the King James Bible plays a significant role in the composition of the Book of Mormon. While there have been studies that have attempted to identify what biblical passages are present in the Book of Mormon, not nearly enough effort has been spent exploring how those passages are used throughout the text. For example, one can readily identify the textual parallels between Alma 5:48 and John 1: 14, due to the sharing of phrases such as “full of grace and truth’’ and “only-begotten son:’ This type of research is useful in and of itself. But simply identifying what passages the texts share in common without exploring how the Book of Mormon integrates the biblical text into its own textual composition leaves a great deal unexplored.

ID = [81904]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Etzenhouser, Rudolf. The Book of Mormon and Its Translator. Independence, MO: Ensign House, 1899.
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The Book of Mormon, like the Bible, is necessary for humanity. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon from inscribed plates. Presents archaeological evidence of ancient cities, elephants, and horses.

ID = [78357]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1899-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Harris, Franklin S., Jr. “The Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith.” Deseret News (26 October 1946): 10.
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A radio address Sunday, October 20, 1946, over KSL. Critics of the Book of Mormon have three theories to explain the Book of Mormon: Joseph got the ideas from other books and ingeniously authored the Book of Mormon through Sidney Rigdon; Joseph used the Spaulding manuscript; or Joseph suffered from psychological delusions that account for his supposed inspiration. None of these theories have been convincing.

ID = [80321]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1946-10-26  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Smith, David A., and J. Fred Evans. “Book of Mormon and Mayan Names.” Deseret News Church Section (13 January 1934): 6, 8.
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Argues that some names on the Mayan Calendar are similar enough to Book of Mormon names to clearly confirm the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. God permitted the ecclesiastics in A.D. 1561 to destroy the ancient records of the Indians so that when the Book of Mormon was published there would be no information on the Indians from which Joseph Smith could have been accused of borrowing ideas.

ID = [79124]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1934-01-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Treat, Raymond C. “The Book of Mormon and Mesoamerican Outlines Compared: Beginning, Highpoints, and Endings.” Zarahemla Record 2 (September 1978): 1-2, 6.
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Compares the Jaredites to the Olmec people and states that the archaeological evidence shows that the Olmec civilization began, had its high point, and ended at times that match the Jaredite civilization. Also compares the Mulekites, Nephites, and Lamanites with the Classic Maya.

ID = [80322]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1978-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Belnap, Daniel L. “The Book of Mormon and Modern Moral Relativism.” Ensign, February 2014.
ID = [60463]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2014-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9154  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:51
Sjodahl, Janne M. “The Book of Mormon and Modern Research.” Improvement Era 25, no. 2 (1921): 152-158.
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This defense of the Book of Mormon concludes that archaeological and anthropological data about the pre-Columbian Americas do not contradict the Book of Mormon and often coincide with it.

Keywords: Apologetics, Archaeology, External Evidence, Pre-Columbian American History
ID = [77097]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1921-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Smith, T. C. The Book of Mormon and Mormonism. Denver: author, 1912.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. After giving a brief account of the Book of Mormon narrative, the author notes alleged anachronisms and absurdities in the book. Supports the Spaulding theory in order to account for its origin.

ID = [78358]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1912-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Ferguson, George C. “Book of Mormon and Napoleon III.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 42, no. 40 (1880): 636-639.
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John Taylor, Curtis E. Bolton, and John Pack presented a French edition of the Book of Mormon to Emperor Napoleon, who suffered great losses by ignoring the sacred record.

Keywords: Kingship, Missionary Work, Nineteenth-Century American History, Nineteenth-Century World History, Prophecy, Prophet
ID = [76648]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-10-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Berrett, William Edwin. “The Book of Mormon and National Prosperity.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Significant Articles from the Pages of the Improvement Era, eds. Doyle L. Green, and Marba C. Josephson, 251- 59. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1959.
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The Book of Mormon makes it clear that the economic welfare of any nation is inevitably linked with the level of spirituality among the people. Nations become prosperous when their spiritual level remains high or they sink into social decay with continual disregard for the word of God.

ID = [81032]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1959-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Smith, David Asael. “Book of Mormon and New Discoveries.” Deseret News Church Section (9 December 1933): 3.
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Gives a brief background of the Aztecs’ Calendar Stone and of the disappearance of the Mayas between the time a.d. 400 and 500. These evidences support the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79125]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1933-12-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Tvedtnes, John A. The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: Out of Darkness Unto Light. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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If it existed in only one ancient copy, says John Tvedtnes, the Book of Mormon may have been unique. But in virtually every other way it resembles many ancient books. In this present volume, Tvedtnes shows perhaps fifty things about ancient records that must have been hilarious in 1830 but make perfect sense today: the ubiquity of intentionally hiding books in all kinds of ingenious containers made of many materials, including stone boxes and ceramic jars; books incised on obdurate surfaces, like metals, bones, and ivory; inked papyri and parchments treated with swaddling cloths soaked in cedar and citrus oils to prevent decay; many sealed and open records; waterproofing sealants like bitumen and white lime mortar; caves serving as repositories of treasures buried in many sacred mountains; the ancient perception of permanence and eternalism associated with the preservative functions of writing; and numerous ancient traditions of angels as writers and guardians of written records. Many twentieth-century discoveries of ancient documents have made all of this visible.

ID = [7006]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 442882  Children: 15  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16

Articles

Wright, H. Curtis. “Introduction.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Records: “Out of Darkness unto Light”, edited by , ix-xii. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Hidden Records; Metal Plates
ID = [75602]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Speech from the Dust.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 1-7. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Angel Moroni; Hidden Records; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Prophecy; Smith; Joseph; Jr.
ID = [75603]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hidden Records.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 9-30. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Burial; Dead Sea Scrolls; Early Christianity; Freemasonry; Hidden Books; Hidden Records; Judaism; Metal Plates; Nag Hammadi Library
ID = [75604]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hiding Records in Boxes.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 31-57. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Ark of the Covenant; Early Christianity; Gold Plates; Hidden Records; Judaism; Metal Plates
ID = [75605]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Sealed Books.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 59-73. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Hidden; John the Beloved; Judaism; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy; Sealed Book; Sealing
ID = [75606]  Status = Type = book article  Date