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Holland, Jeffrey R. “Daddy, Donna, and Nephi.” Ensign, September 1976.
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Blythe, Christopher J. “Dale E. Luffman, The Book of Mormon’s Witness to Its First Readers.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015).
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Christensen, Kevin. “Dan Vogel, Origins and the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 28.
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Review of Origins and the Book of Mormon (1986), by Dan Vogel.

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Goff, Alan. “Dan Vogel’s Family Romance and the Book of Mormon as Smith Family Allegory.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 2 (2005): 321-400.
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Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.

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

Keywords: Book of Mormon; decapitation; Ether; historicity; repetitions; typology
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Thomasson, Gordon C., John W. Welch, and Robert F. Smith. “Dancing Maidens and the Fifteenth of Av.” 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: Amulonites; Ancient Near East; Calendar System; Daughters of the Lamanites; Festival; Holy Days; Jewish Calendar; Marriage; Priests of King Noah
ID = [66482]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Interpreter Foundation. “Daniel C. Peterson welcomes to ‘2015 Exploring the Complexities in the English Language of the Book of Mormon’” The Interpreter Foundation website. July 19, 2015.
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Edwards, Kay P. “Daniel H. Ludlow, How to Get the Most from the Book of Mormon (tapes).” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 15.
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Review of How to Get the Most from the Book of Mormon (audio cassettes, 1987), by Daniel H. Ludlow.

ID = [234]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 8626  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Grey, Robert Avery Jr. “The Daring Book Report.” New Era 19 (September 1989): 12-14.
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A teenager in Germany discusses the Book of Mormon in his high school class with positive results.

ID = [80440]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Grey, Robert Avery. “Daring Book Report.” New Era 19, no. 9 (1989): 12-14.
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A teenager in Germany discusses the Book of Mormon in his high school class with positive results.

Keywords: Education, Missionary Work, Scripture Study
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Scharffs, Gilbert W. “Das Buch Mormon: The German Translation of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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While on assignment from the LDS prophet Joseph Smith to visit Jerusalem in 1840, Elder Orson Hyde of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles suggested opening a mission in Germany and translating the Book of Mormon into German. By April 1852, the new prophet, Brigham Young, had sent Daniel Carn to Germany to be the mission president and to help with the translation, and by May of the same year, Das Buch Mormon had been published. However, when East Germany was created and placed behind the “Iron Curtain,” matters grew worse for the Latter-day Saints. Because they were unable to print anything themselves, they relied on missionaries and members of the church in West Germany to smuggle copies of Das Buch Mormon into East Germany so they could have the scripture that was so central to their beliefs. Members still had to burn all manuals and church material that had been published after 1920 to avoid arrest, but since Das Buch Mormon had been published in 1852, the Saints were able to keep their copies of that scripture.

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Hales, Brian C. “Dating Joseph Smith’s First Nauvoo Sealings.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 20 (2016): 1-16.
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Abstract: In the October 2015 issue of The Journal of Mormon History, Gary Bergera presents a richly illustrated article, “Memory as Evidence: Dating Joseph Smith’s Plural Marriages to Louisa Beaman, Zina Jacobs, and Presendia Buell” (95–131). It focuses on a page from the “Historian’s Private Journal,” which Bergera dates to “specifically September or thereabouts” of 1866 (99). Wilford Woodruff’s handwriting on that page describes Joseph Smith’s plural marriage sealings and dates his marriage to Louisa Beaman to “May 1840,” to Zina Huntington on “October 27, 1840,” to Presendia Huntington on “December 11, 1840,” and also to Rhoda Richards on “June 12, 1843.” The first three dates on the historian’s document are important, as Bergera explains: “If accurate, Woodruff’s record not only pushes back the beginnings of Joseph Smith earliest Nauvoo plural marriage by a year but it also requires that we reevaluate what we think we know — and how we know it — about the beginnings of LDS polygamy” (95–96). The key question is whether the information on that page can be considered “accurate” in light of other available documents dealing with these plural sealings. During the remaining thirty-four pages of the article, Bergera presents an argument that 1840, not 1841, is the most reliable year for the Prophet’s earliest Nauvoo plural unions. This essay examines why his analysis of the records appears to be incomplete and his conclusions problematic.

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Chadwick, Jeffrey R. Dating Scripture Events. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2019.
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Jeffrey R. Chadwick, in three landmark articles published in BYU Studies Quarterly, discusses accurately dating key scriptural events. The first article (2010) presents evidence from historical and scriptural sources suggesting that Jesus Christ was born in December of the year 5 BC, rather than in April of 1 BC as commonly claimed in traditional Latter-day Saint sources. The second article (2015) is a follow-up to the first and lays out a more complex collection of evidence pointing to the day and date of Jesus’s crucifixion and death as a Thursday early in April of AD 30, thirty-three years and three months after his birth. The third article (2018) assembles a vast array of historical and archaeological data suggesting that the date of Lehi’s departure from Jerusalem must have been late in the year 605 BC, some six hundred years prior to Jesus’s birth in December of 5 BC.

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Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Dating the Departure of Lehi from Jerusalem.” BYU Studies Quarterly 57, no. 2 (2018): 6-51.
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Dating the departure of Lehi from Jerusalem is problematic and has resulted in various proposed dates, most falling between 597 and 587 BC, which do not allow for 600 years to elapse between the departure and the birth of Christ in late 5 BC or early 4 BC. In this article, the author introduces a variety of evidence to show that Lehi’s departure can be dated to sometime in late 605 BC. Much of this evidence results from an understanding of the state of affairs in ancient Judah during the reigns of Judean kings Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, and Zedekiah. The author introduces supporting evidence from the Book of Mormon account and also shows why other dating models reach untenable conclusions.

Keywords: Chronology; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet)
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Interpreter Foundation. “David Bokovoy on ‘Holiness to the Lord: Biblical Temple Imagery in the Sermons of Jacob the Priest’” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 17, 2015.
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Douglas, Alex. “David E. Bokovoy. Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2014.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 8 no. 1 (2016).
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David Bokovoy’s most recent book, Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy, represents a fresh and much-needed perspective on how Latter-day Saints can simultaneously embrace both scholarship and faith. This book is the first in what is anticipated to be a three-volume set exploring issues of authorship in the Old Testament published by Bokovoy with Greg Kofford Books. Bokovoy uses current scholarship on the Pentateuch as a springboard for discussing LDS perspectives on scripture, revelation, and cultural influence. To my knowledge, this is the first book-length attempt to popularize the classical Documentary Hypothesis among Latter-day Saints, and Bokovoy does an exemplary job of tackling this issue head-on and taking an unflinching view of its implications for how we understand Restoration scriptures such as the Book of Moses, the Book of Abraham, and the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Old Testament; Biblical studies; religious scholarship; Book of Mormon
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Graham, Daniel W. “David H. Mulholland, A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 17.
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Review of A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon (1989), by David H. Mulholland.

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Jensen, Robin Scott. “David Hale’s Store Ledger: New Details about Joseph and Emma Smith, the Hale Family, and the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 53, no. 3 (2014): 77.
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Norwood, L. Ara. “David Persuitte, Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 24.
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Review of Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon (1985), by David Persuitte.

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Roberts, B. H. “David Whitmer.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 8 (1888): 120-123.
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Reviews the life of David Whitmer who retained his testimony of the Book of Mormon until his death in 1888.

Keywords: Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David
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Roberts, B. H. “David Whitmer.” Contributor 9 (March 1888): 169-72.
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Presents a history of David Whitmer’s life, the circumstances of the viewing of the plates, his final testimony, the charges that he had denied his testimony, and his rebuttal. He is declared a faithful witness to his death.

ID = [79349]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Jenson, Andrew. “David Whitmer.” The Historical Record 7 (October 1888): 622-24.
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An obituary of David Whitmer that emphasizes his recollections of the emergence of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79348]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1888-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Jenson, Andrew. “David Whitmer.” The Historical Record 7, no. 8-10 (1888): 622-624.
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An obituary of David Whitmer that emphasizes his recollections of the emergence of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Whitmer, David
ID = [76030]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Blankmeyer, Helen Van Cleave. “David Whitmer.” N.p.: by the author, 1955.
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A history of David Whitmer written for his descendants, but also includes a history of Joseph Smith, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and the apostasy of the “Mormon Church” Also provides a historical sketch of Solomon Spaulding, calling attention to the fact that David Whitmer never denied his testimony of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77732]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1955-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Mintun, J. F. “David Whitmer and Stewardships.” Saints’ Herald 73 (24 March 1926): 268-70.
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David Whitmer’s testimony of having seen the plates never wavered. He was faithful in his stewardship, which included more than witnessing for the Book of Mormon. The Three Witnesses were called upon by the Prophet Joseph to select the twelve apostles. The Three Witnesses accomplished their work and in spite of their mistakes were accepted of the Lord.

ID = [79350]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1926-03-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Millennial Star. “David Whitmer and the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 43, no. 50 (12 December 1881): 785-89.
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An article reprinted from the Chicago Times, written after a reporter interviewed David Whitmer. David Whitmer confirms his testimony of the Book of Mormon and says that the Spaulding Theory is false. Sidney Rigdon did not know of the Book of Mormon until after it was published. Whitmer also showed the reporter the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80983]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-12-12  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Whitmer, David K. “David Whitmer Interview.” Chicago Times (7 August 1875): 1.
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(written by a reporter) Denouncing the Latter-day Saints of Utah, Whitmer reaffirms his testimony concerning the Book of Mormon, which is a supplement to the Bible. He further denounces polygamy as a disgrace to the Church.

ID = [79351]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1875-08-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Cook, Lyndon W., ed. David Whitmer Interviews. Orem, UT: Grandin Book, 1991.
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Presents a short biography and a collection of David Whitmer interviews and letters that date from March 1858 to January 1888. Many of the materials deal with his testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. This work is reviewed in P.206.

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Richardson, Ebbie L. V. “David Whitmer, a Witness to the Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1952.
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A thesis that examines the life of David Whitmer, his testimony of the divinity of the Book of Mormon, and his involvement with the Mormons. As one of the witnesses who saw an angel and the gold plates, Whitmer’s testimony of the Book of Mormon is valuable.

ID = [79352]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1952-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Whitmer, David, Sr. “David Whitmer, Sr.: Tested and Sustained.” Saints’ Herald 28 (1 June 1881): 168.
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Refutes a statement by John Murphy that the author denied his testimony as one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79353]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “David Whitmer, The Independent Missouri Businessman.” Improvement Era 72, no. 4 (1969): 74-76, 78-81.
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Fifty years of the non-Mormon life of David Whitmer, one of the witnesses of the Book of Mormon, is discussed and his character explored.

Keywords: Early Church History, Testimony, Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David
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Millennial Star. “David Whitmer’s Last Hours and Testimony.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 9 (27 February 1888): 139-40.
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Reprint of an article in the Deseret News that reprints portions from the Richmond Democrat of January 26. David Whitmer, the last of the Three Witnesses, told how he saw the plates and other objects. The article also reprints his last testimony of the Book of Mormon, recorded shortly before his death.

ID = [80997]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-02-27  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Wyatt, Geraldine. Dawn of Peace: Narrative Based on Episodes in the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1940.
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A fictitious novel based on various episodes of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77734]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1940-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Bennett, Archibald F. “Dawning Day for the Children of Lehi: No Longer a Vanishing Race.” Deseret News Church Section (25 March, 1 April 1935): 6, 8.
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A two-part article that states that there were approximately 1,150,000 descendants of Lehi in Mexico when the Europeans arrived. Intermarriages took place between the two groups and as a result many Americans now have Lamanite blood. Argues that thousands of Church members are descendants of Lehi, showing that Lehi’s promises are being fulfilled.

ID = [79354]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1935-03-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Steed, A. Merlin. “The Dawning Day For The Lamanites.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 95, no. 21 (1 June 1933): 353-59, 363.
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Describes a time when Indian students visited the Alberta, Canada, Temple. They saw wall paintings that depicted Lehi offering a sacrifice after landing on American soil, and a picture of Christ administering the sacrament to a Lamanite at his coming after his resurrection.

ID = [81423]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1933-06-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Sorenson, John L. “‘A Day and a Half’s Journey for a Nephite’” 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–Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography–Mesoamerica; Narrow Neck of Land
ID = [66496]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
McDonald, A. Melvin. The Day of Defense. Denton, TX: Alpha, 1974.
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Places the Book of Mormon in a hypothetical trial situation with a judge (Jewish rabbi), prosecutors (members of religious denominations), and defendants (LDS missionaries). The verdict is that the Book of Mormon was truly revealed of God.

ID = [78464]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1974-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Cardall, Duane V. The Day of the Lamanite. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Institute of Religion, 1 April 1977.
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Shows how Book of Mormon prophecies concerning the Lamanites are beginning to be fulilled.

ID = [78465]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Eaton, Valoy. “Day of the Lamanite, an oil painting.” Brigham Young University Studies 11, no. 2 (1971): 149.
ID = [9623]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 50  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:08
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Day of the Lamanites.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1960.
ID = [27380]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1960-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 20855  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:28
Riddle, Chauncey C. “Days of Wickedness and Vengeance: Analysis of 3 Nephi 6 and 7.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According To Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 191–206. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36807]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 31724  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Valk, M. H. A. Van Der. De Profeet der Mormonen, Joseph Smith Jr. Kampen: J. H. Kok, 1921.
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Biographical account of the Smith family. Discusses Joseph’s role as translator of the golden plates and his claims to expertise in the languages of antiquity.

ID = [77735]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1921-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Mattson, Vernon W., Jr. The Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Important Discoveries. Brandon, FL: Buried Records, 1978.
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A compilation of quotations by different people on the Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient records. The author ties the archaeological discoveries in both hemispheres to the Book of Mormon and retells the story of the gold plates from Joseph Smith’s point of view.

ID = [78466]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Penrose, Charles W. “The Dead Spaulding Story Buried Out of Sight.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 47, no. 16 (20 April 1885): 248-50.
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James H. Fairchild of the Oberlin College library recovered the Manuscript Found written by Solomon Spaulding. Fairchild claims that after comparing the Book of Mormon and Spaulding’s manuscript the theory that the two are related “will probably have to be relinquished”

ID = [80987]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1885-04-20  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Smith, Andrew C. “Dealing with Difficulty in Scripture: Divine Violence in the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 19 no. 2 (2018).
ID = [38390]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2018-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 59916  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “Dealing with Opposition to the Church.” 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 = [36778]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 20645  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Nibley, Hugh W. “Dealings with Egypt.” In An Approach to the Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 6, 3rd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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In this work the Book of Mormon is seen in a new perspective; we see it in a world setting, not in a mere local one. It takes its place naturally alongside the Bible and other great works of antiquity and becomes one of them.

ID = [2038]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Cowdery, Oliver. “‘Dear Brother,’ [Letter I].” The Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate 1 (1834): 13-16.
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Introductory remarks; Oliver’s first meeting with Joseph Smith; translating the Book of Mormon; visitation of John the Baptist

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Early Church History, John the Baptist, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Translation
ID = [76488]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1834-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,cowdery  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Cowdery, Oliver. “‘Dear Brother,’ [Letter I].” The Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate 1 (1834): 13-16.
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Introductory remarks; Oliver’s first meeting with Joseph Smith; translating the Book of Mormon; visitation of John the Baptist

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Early Church History, John the Baptist, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Translation
ID = [76031]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1834-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,cowdery  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Gray, Helen Hale. Dear Elizabeth and Annabel: In Answer to Your Letter “Plain and Precious Truths”. Salt Lake City: Graywhale, 1991.
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A Temple Square guide responds to a letter written by visitors. Reaffirms that “the Book of Mormon, along with the Bible contain the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” The author uses stories from both the Book of Mormon and the Bible to rehearse the Plan of Salvation in order to assist understanding of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77736]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Nibley, Hugh W. “Dear Friend of the Book of Mormon.” An open letter, ca. 1983, distributed by FARMS.
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Included as part of the foreword to The Prophetic Book of Mormon, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 8.

ID = [1820]  Status = Type = other article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:29
Stewart, Ora Pate. Dear Land of Home. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1960.
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Retells story of the people of Zeniff in the form of a fictionalized account that incorporates quotes from Book of Mormon text. Zeniff’s story is a warning, and it “presents a miniature of the whole Book of Mormon message”

ID = [77737]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Gwilliam, Ezra. “Dear Son: Lessons from Moroni Chapter 9.” Religious Educator Vol. 16 no. 1 (2015).
ID = [38480]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 23083  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:56
Larsen, David J. “Death Being Swallowed Up in Netzach in the Bible and the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 55, no. 4 (2016): 123-134.
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One way to read the Book of Mormon is to be attentive to ways in which it comes across as a translated text. Being mindful of this is wise, because all translations—even inspired translations—lose something of the primary language, particularly as meanings shift when words are rendered into the vocabulary or idioms of the target language. While the exact nature of the original language used by Abinadi, Ammon, Aaron, or Mormon is unknown, the English text of the Book of Mormon gives helpful hints. Two passages (1 Ne. 1:2 and Morm. 9:32–33) suggest that Egyptian and Hebrew elements were found in the language used by Book of Mormon speakers and writers, which allows present-day scholars to look for places where the current translation displays these elements. This article suggests a possible connection between three Book of Mormon passages and a Hebrew word with a wide semantic range—a range that appears to be reflected quite purposefully in the English translation of these three passages in the books of Mosiah and Alma. That Hebrew word is netzach.

Keywords: Aaron (Son of King Mosiah); Abinadi (Prophet); Ammon (Son of King Mosiah); Death; Egyptian; Language; Language - Hebrew; Mormon (Prophet); Netzach
ID = [10735]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 23935  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:16
Ricks, Stephen D. “Death Knell or Tinkling Cymbals?” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4, no. 1 (1992): 235-250.
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Review of The Use of the Old Testament in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Wesley P. Walters.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Intertextuality
ID = [139]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 29823  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Olsen, Steven L. “The Death of Laban: A Literary Interpretation.” FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 179-195.
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This article approaches the narrative of Laban’s death using literary criticism and studies how Nephi’s use of specific words and phrases offers additional insight to this story.

Keywords: Laban; Literary Criticism; Narrative; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [627]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 41473  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Webb, Jenny. “Death, Time, and Redemption: Structural Possibilities and Thematic Potential in Jacob 7:26.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015): 231-237.
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Jacob 7:26 has often been noted for its pathos and nostalgia. A close reading of the verse finds that these effects result from the author’s own problematic family relationships, specifically Jacob’s troubled relationship with his older brothers, Laman and Lemuel, who have potentially hated him since his birth because of his position and alignment with Nephi. While Nephi seeks reconciliation with his brothers, Jacob seeks redemption as a healing of a preexistent family breach. In other words, Jacob seeks sealing. This emphasis on sealing can be seen in his temporal orientation, which simultaneously looks toward the past as the source of the family conflict and toward the future (through Enos) as the ongoing hope for the family’s eventual healing.

Keywords: Death; Enos; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Redemption; Sherem; Structure; Theme; Time
ID = [3331]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15989  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Kunin, Seth D. “The Death/Rebirth Mytheme in the Book of Mormon.” In Mormon Identities in Transition, edited by Douglas Davies, 192-203. London and New York: Cassell, 1996.
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Keywords: Sociological studies
ID = [82151]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Dillon, Bill. A Debate with Mormons. Hazel, KY: Bill Dillon, 1981.
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A correspondence between a Mormon and a Baptist regarding Mormon beliefs. Common criticisms against the Book of Mormon are raised and discussed, such as the Book of Mormon’s condemnation of polygamy, alleged contradictions with the Bible, lack of archaeological evidence, witnesses to the Book of Mormon, and others.

ID = [77408]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Clark, John E., Wade Ardern, and Matthew P. Roper. “Debating the Foundations of Mormonism: The Book of Mormon and Archaeology.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
ID = [32414]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 48981  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “The Debt We Owe.” Improvement Era 64, no. 11 (1961): 800-801.
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This article discusses how Jacob (2 Nephi 9) taught concerning the Atonement and mission of Jesus Christ, and our debt to him. Out of love members of the Church should show deep gratitude by obedience and in humble prayer.

Keywords: 2 Nephi, Atonement, Jacob (Son of Lehi), Jesus Christ
ID = [76831]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-fielding  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Hadfield, M. Gary, and John W. Welch. “The ‘Decapitation’ of Shiz.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 266-268. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ether; Jaredite; Physiology
ID = [75700]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Hauck, F. Richard. Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
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A geographical and historical approach to the Book of Mormon that attempts to “document the settlement and route networks of the Book of Mormon” The author “examines the interaction and relationships between settlements, transportation routes, and cultural technology and environment for any given people, time, and place” and then creates “an actual, physical correlation of the places in the Book of Mormon…The model fit into the portion of Ancient America that is known as southern Mesoamerica comprising portions of the modern nations of Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala” Presents numerous maps and charts. This work is reviewed in C.298 and in W.060.

ID = [77738]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Sorenson, John L. “The Decline of the God Quetzalcoatl.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 234-236. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Mesoamerica; Quetzalcoatl
ID = [75692]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size: 4830  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Fowles, John L. “The Decline of the Nephites: Rejection of the Covenant and Word of God.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According To Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 81–92. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36800]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 21976  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Welch, John W. “Decorative Iron in Early Israel.” 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 Israel; Ancient Near East; Iron; Metallurgy
ID = [66480]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Roper, Matthew P. “Deer as ‘Goat’ and Pre-Columbian Domesticate.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).
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Sometime after the death of his father Jacob, Enos wrote that the Nephites raised “flocks of herds, and flocks of all manner of cattle of every kind, and goats, and wild goats” (Enos 1:21). While contemporary archaeology thus far has not yielded evidence of pre-Columbian goats, anthropologist John L. Sorenson has suggested that Book of Mormon peoples, like the Spanish writers of a later time, may have considered some species of pre-Columbian deer to be a kind of goat.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; United States; deer; Mesoamerica
ID = [66829]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Brookbank, Thomas W. “A Defence [sic] of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 86, no. 3, 4 (17, 24 January 1924): 36-39, 52-55, 59-60.
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Presents evidences of the Book of Mormon, including: the Book of Mormon omits the letters q, x, or w from proper names, does not use contractions, indicative of a Hebrew language; omits from the book of Ether references to the priesthood, the law of Moses, stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and other references that are Israelite, except for commentary inserted by Moroni. Also argues that Joseph Smith did not use the published writings of Del Rio, who visited ruins in America in 1767, as he translated the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81380]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-01-17  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Pulsipher, J. David. “Defend Your Families and Love Your Enemies: A New Look at the Book of Mormon’s Patterns of Protection.” BYU Studies Quarterly 60, no. 2 (2021): 163.
ID = [10465]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 48863  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:14
Gardner, Brant A. “Defenders of the Book: Surveying the New World Evidence for Book of Mormon Historicity.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32432]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
McConkie, Kathleen S. “Defending against Evil.” Ensign, January 1992.
ID = [50334]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11940  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:50
Ensign. “Defending My Thesis—and the Book of Mormon.” Ensign July 2011.
ID = [59330]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2011-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2407  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:33
Turley, Kylie Nielson. “Defending Ourselves, Offending Ourselves: Context and Commentary on the 1990s Theory Debates between the Historical and the Literary.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 30 (2021): 165-197.
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“The conflict surrounding literary studies, as seen through JBMS during the 1990s, is a jumbled knot of theories, inherited prejudices, occasional ties to the biblical, and plenty of baggage. Scholars and readers took a multiplicity of stances-- in favor, against, and in between-- all of which had implications for the emerging shape of the field in the twenty-first century. In this article, I will not attempt to straighten out definitively what was tangled thirty years ago and what, unfortunately, remains knotted. Instead, I have here a more modest aim. First, I will consider a brief but intense period of theoretical debate about the stakes and status of literary approaches to Book of Mormon, undertaken within the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies between 1993 and 1996. Second, I will offer my own more theoretical reflection on what might be learned from this past debate.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Study; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81943]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Smith, George D., Jr. “Defending the Keystone: Book of Mormon Difficulties.” Sunstone 6, no. 3 (1981): 45-50.
ID = [77244]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Smith, George D., Jr. “Defending the Keystone: Book of Mormon Difficulties.” Sunstone 6 (May-June 1981): 45-50.
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Discusses studies completed by B. H. Roberts on the Book of Mormon in which Roberts examined alleged textual problems and anachronisms in the Book of Mormon and also compared certain features of the Book of Mormon with Ethan Smith’s work View of the Hebrews.

ID = [79355]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Sowell, Madison U. “Defending the Keystone: The Comparative Method Reexamined.” Sunstone 6, no. 3 (May 1981): 44, 50-54.
ID = [77245]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Sowell, Madison U. “Defending the Keystone: The Comparative Method Reexamined.” Sunstone 6 (May- June 1981): 44, 50-54.
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Discusses the theory that Joseph Smith gleaned ideas for the Book of Mormon from Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews. The writer reviews responses to this theory made by B. H. Roberts and Hugh Nibley, and concludes that the two books do contain some common features.

ID = [79356]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
“Defense of Abinadi the Prophet.” The Young Woman’s Journal 5, no. 2 (1893): 82-87.
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A dramatic rendition of Abinadi’s prophetic message to King Noah.

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet), Drama
ID = [76041]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1893-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
“Defense of Abinadi the Prophet.” Young Woman’s Journal 5 (November 1893): 82-87.
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A dramatic rendition of Abinadi’s prophetic message to King Noah.

ID = [79357]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1893-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Roberts, B. H. Defense of the Faith and the Saints. 2 vols. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1907.
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Investigates the manner of translation of the Book of Mormon. The process seems to indicate great spiritual, mental, and physical effort had to be made on the part of the translator in connection with his use of the Urim and Thummim. A thorough examination is made of the Spaulding theory, the allegations that the Prophet Joseph had met secretly with Sidney Rigdon before the Book of Mormon’s publication, and Rigdon’s denials. The Book of Mormon originated as a sacred record of ancient inhabitants of America, preserved by the hand of God.

ID = [77739]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1907-01-01  Collections:  bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Farnsworth, William J. “Defensive Walls of Peru.” N.p.,n.d.
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An aerial photograph of a defensive wall in Peru that “extends roughly due east from the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Santa River” It is compared with Alma 50:9- 11.

ID = [77740]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Smith, Andrew C. “Deflected Agreement in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 21, no. 2 (2012): 40-57.
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Deflected agreement is a grammatical phenomenon found in Semitic languages—it is ubiquitous in Arabic and found occasionally in Classical Hebrew. Deflected agreement is a plausible explanation for certain grammatical incongruities present, in translation, within the original and printer’s manuscripts and printed editions in the Book of Mormon in the grammatical areas of verbal, pronominal, and demonstrative agreement. This finding gives greater credence to the plausibility of the authenticity and historicity of the Book of Mormon. Additionally, the implications of this finding on Book of Mormon scholarship are discussed.

Keywords: Arabic; Authenticity; Deflected Agreement; Demonstrative Agreement; Grammar; Historicity; Language; Language - Hebrew; Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Pronominal Agreement; Semitic; Structure; Verbal Agreement
ID = [3282]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 71001  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Hansen, Jim. “Degrees of Glory: A Brief History of Heaven and Graded Salvation.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 59 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 59 (2023): 81-108.
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Abstract: While references to heaven in the Old Testament are sparse, non-explicit, and predominantly cosmological, the New Testament reveals a more complex concept of the afterlife that reflects a rapidly evolving understanding of Heaven. The Jewish apocalyptic literature of the late Second Temple period describes a heaven of multiple degrees that is populated with angels and the righteous dead of varying glories. Those glories also tangibly reflect astral qualities of light and glory comparable to the sun, moon, and stars. Within this worldview of Heaven, several of the Apostle Paul’s writings to Corinth can be read with added insight, including his ascent to the “third heaven.” Paul’s teachings of resurrected bodies assuming astral qualities may reflect the native Corinthians’ metaphysical views of the body and soul, which Paul may have shared himself. While Western Christianity would embrace degrees of glory through the Middle Ages, Reform Theology of the Protestant Reformation would affirm a concept of Heaven that supported only a single habitation. It would take a Restoration-era vision to Joseph Smith to restore the doctrine of degrees of glory original to the Jews and early Christians but lost to those of the modern era.

Keywords: degrees of glory; heaven; New Testament; Paul; resurrection
ID = [81878]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,new-test  Size: 64663  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Wright, Mark Alan. “Deification: Divine Inheritance and the Glorious Afterlife in the Book of Mormon and Ancient Mesoamerica.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32456]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Palmer, David A. “Delbert W. Curtis, The Land of the Nephites.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 9.
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Review of The Land of the Nephites (1988), by Delbert W. Curtis.

ID = [65]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 14255  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Cranney, Carl J. “The Deliberate Use of Hebrew Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 23 (2014): 140-165.
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In his work on poetic parallelisms in the Book of Mormon, Donald W. Parry has demonstrated that that book is replete with Hebrew poetry and parallelisms such as chiasmus. Through analyzing individual texts, this paper seeks to determine whether the patterns Parry points out are deliberately included in the Book of Mormon. Texts selected for the analysis include those that (1) are self-contained with regard to the larger narrative, (2) are explicitly included as embedded documents, and (3) whose authorship is clearly stated or implied; twenty texts totaling 884 verses meet those criteria. After analyzing the percentage of each texts that has parallelisms, it becomes clear that texts created for oral recitation (sermons) have a substantially higher percentage of parallelisms than those created for written circulation (narratives, proclamations, and letters). Since a major purpose of poetic parallelisms is to facilitate memorization for oral delivery, this means we find parallelisms precisely where we would expect them to appear in the Book of Mormon, thus lending credence to the hypothesis that these parallelisms are deliberate and not accidental.

Keywords: Language; Language - Hebrew; Parallelism; Poetic; Poetry
ID = [3313]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 55911  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Anderson, Lynn Matthews. “Delighting in Plainness: Issues Surrounding a Simple Modern English Book of Mormon.” Sunstone 16 (March 1993): 20—29.
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Discussion by the author of his motives and methods in preparing an “Easy to Read” version of the Book of Mormon. Includes examples of verses paraphrased in simple, modern English “meant to bridge the gap between children’s materials and the authorized version” for functionally illiterate adults and children.

ID = [79358]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Gates, Crawford. “The Delights of Making Cumorah’s Music.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 70-77.
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As a missionary in the Eastern States Mission, Crawford Gates participated in the Hill Cumorah Pageant in 1941. Although he loved the music and considered it appropriate to the Book of Mormon scenes of the pageant, he thought then that the pageant needed its own tailor-made musical score. Twelve years later he was given the opportunity to create that score. Gates details the challenge of creating a 72-minute musical score for a full symphony orchestra and chorus while working full time as a BYU music faculty member and juggling church and family responsibilities. When that score was retired 31 years later, Gates was again appointed to create a score for the new pageant. He relates further experiences arising from that assignment.

Keywords: Cumorah; Hill Cumorah; Hill Cumorah Pageant; Missionary Work; Music
ID = [3141]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 24555  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Williams, Clyde J. “Deliverance from Bondage.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 261–274. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
ID = [36842]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 25346  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Alford, Kenneth L. “‘Delivered by the Power of God’: Nephi’s Vision of America’s Birth.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35271]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 44876  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:32
Dibble, Jonathan A. “‘Delivered by the Power of God’: The American Revolution and Nephi’s Prophecy.” Ensign, October 1987.
ID = [48288]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 34833  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:02
Beth. “The Deluge.” Juvenile Instructor 13 (1 March 1878): 55.
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Relates the Book of Mormon and Indian legends to the flood at the time of Noah. Also speaks of stone and wood tablets found in Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio, some of which possess Egyptian-like characters.

ID = [80441]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1878-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Beth. “The Deluge.” Juvenile Instructor 13, no. 5 (1878): 55.
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Relates the Book of Mormon and Indian legends to the flood at the time of Noah. Also speaks of stone and wood tablets found in Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio, some of which possess Egyptian-like characters.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland, Great Flood, Noah (Prophet), Recordkeeping
ID = [75895]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1878-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Beth. “The Deluge.” Juvenile Instructor 13, no. 5 (1878): 55.
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Relates the Book of Mormon and Indian legends to the flood at the time of Noah. Also speaks of stone and wood tablets found in Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio, some of which possess Egyptian-like characters.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland, Great Flood, Noah (Prophet), Recordkeeping
ID = [76489]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1878-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Cowdery, Oliver. “Delusion.” Messenger and Advocate Vol. 1, no. 6: March 1835: 90-93.
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Title is taken from a pamphlet written by Alexander Campbell. Challenges Campbell’s arguments and discusses the Aaronic versus the Nephite priesthood, the offering of sacriice, a land of promise outside of Canaan, and the central role of the temple in Jerusalem.

ID = [80867]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1835-03-01  Collections:  bom,mess-adv  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Campbell, Alexander. “Delusions: An Analysis of the Book of Mormon.” Millennial Harbinger 2 (7 February 1831): 85-96.
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An early attempt to identify speciic problems with the Book of Mormon. Various anachronisms, absurdities and contradictions with the Bible are identiied. The Book of Mormon shows evidence of being a mere product of its environment.

ID = [79360]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1831-02-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Campbell, Alexander. Delusions: An Analysis of the Book of Mormon. Pamphlet. Boston: Green, 1832.
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An early attempt to identify speciic problems with the Book of Mormon. Various anachronisms, absurdities and contradictions with the Bible are identiied. The Book of Mormon shows evidence of being a mere product of its environment.

ID = [79359]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1832-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Hale, Van. “Delusions: The First Critical Analysis of the Book of Mormon.” Mormon Issues 1 (1991): 1-2.
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(Comment on Alexander Campbell’s analysis of the Book of Mormon.)

Keywords: Campbell, Alexander; Book of Mormon
ID = [82075]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Peterson, Daniel C. “A Democratic Salvation.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): vii-xiv.
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Abstract: Over the centuries, many religious thinkers — precisely because they are religious thinkers — have put a premium on intellectual attainment as a prerequisite for salvation. This has sometimes yielded an elitism or snobbishness that is utterly foreign to the teachings of the Savior. The Gospel as taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints values education and knowledge, certainly. But not unduly. Intellectuals, while heartily welcome among the Saints and, when faithful, much appreciated for their potential contributions to the Church, have no claim on any special status in the Kingdom simply because of their (real or pretended) intellectuality, whether here or in the hereafter.

ID = [3518]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,peterson  Size: 17298  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Welch, John W. “Democratizing Forces in King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 110-126. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Kingship
ID = [75668]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 30176  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Steenblik, Gerrit M. “Demythicizing the Lamanites’ ‘Skin of Blackness’” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 49 (2021): 167-258.
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Abstract: Racial bias is antithetical to the Book of Mormon’s cardinal purpose: to proclaim the infinite grandeur of the atonement of Jesus Christ. The book teaches that the Lord welcomes and redeems the entire human family, “black and white, bond and free” — people of all hues from ebony to ivory. Critical thinkers have struggled to reconcile this leitmotif with the book’s mention of a “skin of blackness” that was “set upon” some of Lehi’s descendants. Earlier apologetics for that “mark” have been rooted in Old World texts and traditions. However, within the last twenty years, Mesoamerican archaeologists, anthropologists, and ethnohistorians have curated and interpreted artifacts that reveal an ancient Maya body paint tradition, chiefly for warfare, hunting, and nocturnal raiding. This discovery shifts possible explanations from the Old World to the New and suggests that any “mark” upon Book of Mormon people may have been self-applied. It also challenges arguments that the book demonstrates racism in either 600 bce or the early nineteenth-century.

ID = [6500]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64313  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Andreasen, Juel. “Descendant of Viking Now 91 Demonstrates Feasibility of Story Told in Book of Mormon.” Deseret News Church Section (6 February 1932): 3.
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A seaman creates a model of a Jaredite barge and explains its different parts.

ID = [79361]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1932-02-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Huchel, Frederick M. “The Deseret Alphabet as an Aid in Pronouncing Book of Mormon Names.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 58-59, 79.
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One approach to reconstructing the Prophet Joseph Smith’s pronunciation of the proper names in the Book of Mormon is to determine how his close associates in the early days of the church later pronounced the names. In the Deseret Alphabet we have a record of the pronunciation in vogue in 1869. It is plausible that pronunciation of the names did not change much between 1830, when the scripture first appeared in English, and the publication of the Deseret Alphabet Book of Mormon in 1869. This article includes a table of pronunciation of eighteen names from the Book of Mormon according to the phonetic Deseret Alphabet characters compared with the sounds recommended in the “Pronouncing Guide,” which appears in all English-language editions today.

Keywords: Deseret Alphabet; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Language; Name; Pronunciation; Smith
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets.” Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
ID = [75786]  Status = Type = book Series  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 26  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22

Manual Lesson

Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 31 - The Visit of Jesus to the Nephites.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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After Jesus’ resurrection and ascension into heaven He appeared to the Nephites in fulfillment of the words of a number of their ancient prophets. The people to whom He came were those who had assembled near the temple in the Land Bountiful. They were conversing about the marvelous changes that had taken place on the face of the land by reason of convulsions that occurred at the death of the Savior. While thus engaged they heard a voice from heaven. At first they did not understand it, but the third time they understood that it was the voice of the Father calling upon them to behold His beloved Son. They then cast their eyes toward heaven and beheld a man, clothed in a white robe coming down out of heaven. He announced Himself to be Jesus Christ the Son of God, who was slain for the sins of the world. He then permitted them to feel the prints of the nails in His hands and feet and thrust their hands into His side, that they might be fully satisfied that it was He of whom the prophets had testified. And the people fell at His feet and worshiped Him.

Keywords: Bountiful (Polity), Jesus Christ, Scripture Study, Sermon at the Temple, Temple
ID = [76047]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 40 - The Ancestry and Birth of Joseph Smith.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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For several generations, previous to the birth of the Prophet, his forefathers had been honest, industrious farmers in New England. The first of his ancestors to come to America, from England, was Robert Smith, who emigrated to this country about the middle of the seventeenth century. He settled in New England, and there his descendants lived for five generations. Joseph Smith, who was the fourth in descent from Robert, married Lucy Mack, Jan. 24, 1796. Her ancestors had also been husbandmen, and therefore ail of the sturdy qualities attaching to that class were inherited by the Prophet. During the early part of their married life Joseph and Lucy (who had settled in the town of Tunbridge, Vermont,) were prosperous in a worldly sense, but through the treachery of a friend they were deprived of all their property. Soon afterward they removed to Sharon, in the same State, where they lived under very unfavorable circumstances until after the birth of their son Joseph, which occurred at Sharon, Windsor Co., Vermont, December 23, 1805. The poverty, ill health and other chastenings of the parents of Joseph were effectual in teaching the family to be humble and dependent upon their Heavenly Father. Had it been otherwise—had Joseph and his parents been successful ’in obtaining wealth, the young man’s spirit might have been less perfectly moulded to suit the purposes of his Heavenly Father. Pride might have taken the place of humility, and self-conceit, of faith and trust. It is a significant fact that Joseph’s grandfather, Asael Smith, possessed sufficient of the spirit of prophecy to declare that one of his descendants should exert a great influence on the religious belief of his associates. Said he, “ It has been borne in upon my soul that one of my descendants will promulgate a work to revolutionize the world of religious faith.” How literally has this been fulfilled! How completely is the faith established by our Heavenly Father through the Prophet Joseph revolutionizing the religious belief of this day! And Asael Smith lived to witness the commencement of the fulfillment of his prediction, for a short time before his death he was permitted to behold a copy of the Book of Mormon; and as he was about to depart from this earth, he warned his descendants to take heed of this work and to accept the ministry of Joseph, for that which he was about to bring forth was of God. The birth of Joseph Smith marks an important era in the world’s history. Thousands can testify at the present time that he was one of the greatest prophets the world has ever known. To him were entrusted the keys of the dispensation of the fullness of times. His work will yet be known and his praises sung in all nations under heaven. And yet the man destined to such high honor was born of humble parents, in poverty, in an obscure town among the backwoods of Vermont. Truly the ways of God are past the comprehension of feeble, mortal man.

Keywords: Early Church History, Prophet, Restoration, Scripture Study, Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [76048]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 41 - The Testimony of Three Witnesses.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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Our lesson today is the testimony of three men that the prophecy of the coming forth and translation of the Book of Mormon had been fulfilled. When Moroni finished the record of the Nephites he closed with the prophetic words which formed our last lesson; we here have a solemn statement of the manner of their accomplishment. It appears, from this testimony, that these three witnesses saw the sacred plates and the engravings thereon, that an angel of God, who is generally understood to be Moroni himself, came down from heaven and showed them to the witnesses; also, that the voice of the Lord declared unto them that the engravings had been translated by the gift and power of God, and that He commanded them to bear record of these things. (Doc. and Cov., Sec. 17.) And to be obedient to that commandment they send this testimony forth to all the world, that all men may know what great things God had done and was now doing for His children on this earth. It is worthy of especial note that though these witnesses all left the Church, and for a time entertained very bitter feelings towards the Prophet Joseph Smith, yet they never denied this testimony nor faltered in their allegiance to the Book of Mormon; though often strongly urged by apostates and unbelievers to do so. But their unvarying reply was that they had seen and heard the angel and that their testimony, as printed,, was true in every particular.

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Early Church History, Gold Plates, Harris, Martin, Scripture Study, Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David
ID = [76049]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 43 - The Prophet Lehi.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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At the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, there lived in Jerusalem a worthy, prayerful man named Lehi. At that time many prophets of God came to the Jews, calling upon them to repent of their sins, or the great city of Jerusalem would be destroyed. Lehi, hearing these prophecies, prayed to the Lord with all his heart in behalf of his people. As he prayed a pillar of fire came and dwelt on a rock before him, and many things were then shown him by the Lord which caused him much sorrow and fear. When he returned to his home in Jerusalem he was carried away in a vision. The heavens were opened to his view, and he saw God sitting upon His throne, surrounded by vast hosts of angels who in songs, were praising the Lord. Then he saw a bright and holy Being who was followed by twelve others, come down out of heaven on to this earth. These were Jesus Christ, our Lord, and His Apostles. Then in the vision, Jesus came to Lehi and gave him a book, which he bade him read. When Lehi did so he found it contained the word of the Lord against Jerusalem; that because of its great wickedness it should be destroyed, many of its people should be slain and many should be carried away 1 captive into Babylon. When Lehi learned these terrible truths he went forth among the people, pleading with them to repent and reform, lest these judgments come upon them. But the inhabitants of Jerusalem, at that time, would not give heed to the warnings of the servants of God, and they mocked at Lehi, and sought to take away his life, as they had the prophets of earlier times, whom they had cast out, and stoned and slain. Elijah they had cast out. Zenos they had slain. Zechariah they had stoned. Isaiah they had sawn asunder, and Jeremiah, who prophesied at the same time as Lehi, they imprisoned and otherwise abused.

Keywords: Jerusalem (Old World), Lehi (Prophet), Prophet, Scripture Study, Vision
ID = [76050]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 44 - The Departure into the Wilderness.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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We learned in our last lesson that the Jews at Jerusalem sought to take the life of Lehi, because he bore a message from God which foretold evil to them, unless they repented. It would seem that the wicked who have no desire to repent, almost always act as though the prophet who brings a divine message of chastisement, is responsible, and not they themselves, for the woes pronounced against them. They have, as a rule, sought to slay the servants of God who prophesied of sorrow and trouble, as though the servant and not the Lord was the one who ordained and executed the punishment. So it was with Lehi, but the Lord preserved him from the hands of the wicked; and blessed him, because he had declared the things which He commanded. And the Lord warned Lehi in a dream to leave Jerusalem, and journey in the wilderness, and go where He should direct him. All this Lehi did. He left his home in Jerusalem, with all the riches it contained, and taking his family with him he went into the wilderness. He took nothing with him except such things as were necessary, as provisions and tents, for the comfort of himself and family, which consisted of his wife, Sariah, and his sons, Laman, Lemuel, Sam and Nephi. Which way they traveled we are not informed, but in a few days they reached the borders of the Red Sea, most probably that portion known to us as the gulf of Akabah. They may have journeyed from Jerusalem to the south end of the Dead Sea, thence southerly by the wady (valley) of Arabah, or they may have taken a somewhat more westerly route.

Keywords: Exodus Motif, Jerusalem (Old World), Lehi (Prophet), Scripture Study, Wilderness
ID = [76051]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 45 - The Plates of Brass.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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Soon after the arrival of Lehi and his family on the borders of the Red Sea the Lord gave Lehi a commandment that his sons should return to Jerusalem to obtain certain brass plates, upon which was engraven a history of the world, from the creation to the days of Zedekiah, and more particularly a record of the Jews. The plates also .contained the genealogy of Lehi and his family. When the elder sons of Lehi heard this command they objected. They said it was a hard thing that their father required of them; for they had no faith that they could obtain the plates, as they were in the hands of a rich, wicked and powerful man, named Laban, who would not be willing to give them up. Their father told them that it was not he, but the Lord, who desired them to obtain the plates. This did not satisfy them : they still murmured. But Nephi, when he heard the command, at once consented to go, for, he told his father, he had learned that God gave no commandments to men, unless He prepared a way for them to accomplish the thing which He required. When Lehi saw how great was the faith of his son, Nephi, he was exceedingly glad, for he knew that the Lord had blessed him. Persuaded by Nephi the brothers consented to go; then with their tents they journeyed back to Jerusalem. After two unsuccessful attempts Nephi, on the third effort obtained the plates, and the young men returned with them to the tents of the family in the wilderness. Lehi greatly rejoiced when the plates were given into his charge, and offered up a sacrifice to the Lord in token of his gratitude. These plates remained with the people of Nephi from this time to the destruction of the race at Cumorah, nearly a thousand years later.

Keywords: Brass Plates, Genealogy, Jerusalem (Old World), Laban (Old World), Laman (Son of Lehi), Lemuel (Son of Lehi), Nephi (Son of Lehi), Sam (Son of Lehi), Scripture Study
ID = [76052]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 46 - Ishmael and His Daughters.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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Soon after the return of the sons of Lehi with the plates of brass to the tent of their father, on the borders of the Red Sea, they were commanded of the Lord to return once more to Jerusalem. The cause of this command was that God intended to make of the seed of Lehi a great people; but his sons were all unmarried, and there were no young women in the company who would do for wives for them. So, to fulfill the purposes of the Lord, they were sent to a man of the tribe of Ephraim, named Ishmael who had several marriageable daughters. We do not read that any of the sons of Lehi murmured at this command, but they immediately returned to Jerusalem. There they went to the house of Ishmael and made known their errand. And the Lord gave them favor in the eyes of Ishmael and his family, who left their home and went with the sons of Lehi into the wilderness. On the way they had considerable trouble, for Laman and others were very rebellious and quarrelsome; but, at last, they reached the tent of Lehi in safety, and in thankfulness to the Lord they thereupon offered sacrifice and burnt offerings unto Him. In a very little while four of the daughters of Ishmael married the four sons of Lehi, and the eldest daughter became the wife of Zoram, formerly the servant of Laban.

Keywords: Ancient Near East, Arabia, Daughters of Ishmael, Ishmael, Marriage, Scripture Study
ID = [76053]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 47 - The Liahona.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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Shortly after the marriage of his sons to the daughters of Ishmael, Lehi was directed by the Lord to continue his journey the next day towards the Land of Promise. The little colony had been organizing and resting for some time at the place they had first selected on the shores of the Red Sea, near a little stream which Lehi called the river Laman, in honor of his eldest son. The next morning when Lehi arose and went to his tent door he found near by a round ball of curious workmanship. It was made of fine brass and within it were two spindles or needles, one of which pointed the way the company should travel. The country through which they were about to pass was new to them and ’they had no guide who knew the way. They were acquainted with the region between Jerusalem and the Red Sea, and consequently did not need any person or thing to point out that road. From this time it would be different, all was strange to them; without divine help they might die for want of water and food, or fall into the hands of the inhabitants of the land, or entirely lose their way in the desert. So the Lord provided this ball, which they called a Liahona. It had the strange peculiarity of working according to their faith, and, when necessary, writing would appear on it, giving instructions to them what to do in cases of emergency. In fact, it took the place and performed the work of the fiery, cloudy pillar that went before the Israelites when Jehovah led them out of Egypt in the days of Moses. This Liahona first led the company for four days in a direction a little east of south along the.borders of the Red Sea. At the end of these four days they rested. They called the place where they camped Shazer. Here they hunted and killed game for food, and then resumed their journey along the borders of the Red Sea. And so they continued to follow the directions of the ball, which led them through the more fertile parts, of the wilderness. By. and by they changed their direction and traveled almost directly eastward, across the Arabian Peninsula, until they reached the waters of the great ocean. The Prophet Joseph Smith says, “They traveled nearly a south south-east direction until they came to the nineteenth degree of north latitude, then nearly east to the Sea of Arabia.”

Keywords: Lehi (Prophet), Liahona, Scripture Study
ID = [76054]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 48 - The Necessity of a Latter-day Prophet.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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Many persons who do not believe in the divinity of Joseph Smith’s mission endeavor to prove that there was no necessity of any prophet being raised up to perform the work which he accomplished. They claim that the work done by Jesus Christ and His apostles rendered the coming of a prophet in this day entirely unnecessary. But there were some particulars in which the dispensation introduced by the Savior, and continued by His apostles, was wanting to make it a complete and final one. In the first place, it was not a gathering dispensation. No attempt was made in those days to gather all who accepted the Gospel to one place, where they could be instructed in the ways of God, build temples to His name, and prepare for the second coming of the Redeemer. Secondly, some of the chief apostles after the time of Christ plainly foretold the falling away, or apostasy of the church, and the restoration of the Gospel in its fullness at a later day. Paul, in his second epistle to the Thessalonians, ii:3, says, “Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day (the day of Christ’s second coming) shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” He speaks of evidences of this falling away, Titus i:10-11, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, * * * whose mouths must be stopped; who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.” A graphic picture, not only of that day, but also of this day of hireling priests. No doubt the final step of the falling away of the people from the plain truths of the Gospel took place when Constantine, one of the Roman emperors, accepted the Christian faith, and established it as the state religion of Rome. In order that the principles of that faith might be rendered more acceptable to the pagan Romans, many of its most precious truths were changed, and heathen rites introduced. From this union of Christian and pagan belief the Roman Catholic Church originated, the- head of which, the Pope of Rome, professes to have received his authority direct from Peter, the chief apostle after Christ. There are many objections to this claim, chief of which is the fact that none of the popes have ever claimed or exercised the gifts and blessings pertaining to the Priesthood which Peter held. Again, so many changes have been introduced into the Catholic faith, that neither it nor the religions which have sprung from it can well be the everlasting, unchangeable Gospel. If, then, the Priesthood of God was taken from the earth with the death of the apostles, a restoration of that power would be necessary to prepare the people for the second advent of the Savior. This would mean that some person formerly holding that power should restore it to some one upon the earth. It would necessarily be the visit of an angel to a prophet. John, the Revelator (Rev. xiv, 6), says: “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.” If this angel was to come to the earth, as John declares, there must of necessity have been an individual prepared to receive him and his message. Hence the necessity of a latter- day prophet. Joseph Smith was verily raised up most opportunely for this work. As we shall see in continuing the history of the Prophet, he received the message of that angel (Moroni), and afterward received the Priesthood from other angels (John the Baptist, and Peter, James and John), thus literally fulfilling many prophecies concerning these events.

Keywords: Prophet, Scripture Study
ID = [76055]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 49 - Why the Boy Joseph Was Chosen.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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In attempting to prove that Joseph Smith was not a true prophet, his enemies point to the fact that he was a young, ignorant boy at the time he claimed to have received his first vision. They ask how it is that God would choose an unlearned boy for His work, when there was so many thousands of men who had spent their entire time from early youth in teaching the people, who were well versed in the Scriptures, having given up the best part of their lives to their study. “Would it not have been better,” say these persons, “for God to choose one already educated to the ministry, rather than one whom He would have to instruct in the principles of the Gospel?” In answer to this question and these objections, we can say that God showed His infinite wisdom in making choice of so humble an instrument as Joseph Smith to perform the great labor of restoring the Gospel. In the first place, it was necessary that a person should be chosen who had not been taught in the sectarian doctrines of the day, which God Himself has declared to be false. What advantage would it have been, to select a man who had been engaged all his life in teaching false doctrine, to introduce the true Gospel? You can see at once that the idea is absurd? Joseph had not been taught in the religious notions of his time. His mind was a blank, so far as doctrine was concerned, prepared to receive such impressions as God should see fit to make upon it. He was humble, and would willingly receive and treasure up God’s word to him. Besides all this he was comparatively innocent of the sins so prevalent in the world, and God delights in innocence and purity. What wonder is it, then, that He should have chosen the humble boy, Joseph, for the great latter-day work? Again, prophets in ancient times have foretold the work which Joseph has performed, and the instrument chosen to carry it out. One of these was Joseph, who was sold into Egypt. Lehi tells us (II Nephi 3: 14, 15) that Joseph, in speaking of the latter times, said, “Behold, that seer will the Lord bless; and they that seek to destroy . him, shall be confounded * * * * *. And his name shall be called AFTER ME: AND IT SHALL BE AFTER THE name of his father. And he shall be like unto me; for the thing which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand, by the power of the Lord shall bring my I people to salvation. ” Here Joseph not only points out the fact that a prophet should be raised up, but he even declares that the name of that prophet should be the same as his, and that he should be named after his father. All these predictions were fulfilled in Joseph Smith, the prophet. Nor is it a new thing for God to select a boy for an important labor. The boy David, the youngest son of Jesse, was chosen to be king of Israel. The boy Samuel was called to succeed Eli in his important position, and in his more advanced age, he became one of the greatest prophets Israel had ever known. All evidences point to the fact that God showed His supreme wisdom in the selection of the boy Joseph to be His latter-day prophet.

Keywords: Prophecy, Prophet, Scripture Study, Smith, Joseph, Jr.
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 50 - The Ancestry and Birth of Joseph Smith.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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For several generations, previous to the birth of the Prophet, his forefathers had been honest, industrious farmers in New England. The first of his ancestors to come to America, from England, was Robert Smith, who emigrated to this country about the middle of the seventeenth century. He settled in New England, and there his descendants lived for five generations. Joseph Smith, who was the fourth in descent from Robert, married Lucy Mack, January 24, 1796. Her ancestors had also been husbandmen, and therefore all of the sturdy qualities attaching to that class were inherited by the Prophet. During the early part of their married life, Joseph and Lucy (who had settled in the town of Tunbridge, Vermont,) were prosperous in a worldly sense, but through the treachery of a friend they were deprived of all their property. Soon afterward they removed to Sharon, in the same State, where they lived under very unfavorable circumstances until after the birth of their son Joseph, which occurred at Sharon, Windsor Co., Vermont, December 23, 1805. The poverty, ill health and other chastenings of the parents of Joseph were effectual in teaching the family to be humble and dependent upon their Heavenly Father. Had it been otherwise—had Joseph and his parents been successful in obtaining wealth, the young man’s spirit might have been less perfectly moulded to suit the purposes of his Heavenly Father. Pride- might have taken the place of humility, and self-conceit, of faith and trust. It is a significant fact that Joseph’s grandfather, Asael Smith, possessed sufficient of the spirit of prophecy to declare that one of his descendants should exert a great influence on the religious belief of his associates. Said he, “It has been borne in upon my soul that one of my descendants will promulgate a work to revolutionize the world of religious faith.” How literally has this been fulfilled! H ow completely is the faith established by our Heavenly Father through the Prophet Joseph revolutionizing the religious belief of this day! And Asael Smith lived to witness the commencement of the fulfillment of his prediction, for a short time before his death he was permitted to behold a copy of the Book of Mormon; and as he was about to depart from this earth, he warned his descendants to take heed of this work and to accept the ministry of Joseph, for that which he was about to bring forth was of God. The birth of Joseph Smith, marks an important era in the world’s history. Thousands can testify at the present time that he was one of the greatest prophets the world has ever known. To him were entrusted the keys of the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. His work will yet be known and his praises sung in all nations under heaven. And yet the man destined to such high honor was born of humble parents, in poverty, in an obscure town among the backwoods of Vermont. Truly the ways of God are past the comprehension of feeble, mortal man.

Keywords: Prophecy, Prophet, Scripture Study, Smith, Joseph, Jr.
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 52 - The Visit of the Angel Moroni.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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After receiving his first vision, as related in the last lesson, Joseph continued his usual labor, withstanding the attacks of his enemies, and cherishing in his heart the remembrance of the vision he had seen. Many attempts were made to cause him to deny having received this revelation, but they were all unsuccessful. For three years and a half he had no further manifestation from heaven, and during all that time he saw himself and those near and dear to him, shunned by those who had formerly been friendly. He was sometimes forced into the society of those who scoffed at all religious beliefs, and many things conspired to rob him of the great testimony he had obtained; but he still held it. On the night of September 21, 1823, he had retired to rest, and was silently praying that God would give him a heavenly manifestation, to dispel all doubts. While thus engaged, he was surprised to observe the room becoming lighter, until the brilliancy exceeded that of the sun at noon. In the midst of this glorious light stood a personage, rather taller than an ordinary man, clothed in a robe of dazzling brightness, with head, face, neck, hands, wrists, feet, and ankles bare, and surrounded by a light even more brilliant than that which filled the remainder of the room. His countenance was most beautiful to behold, bearing an expression of earnest love and tenderness. He moved without touching the floor, for he did not require its support. This glorious personage called Joseph by name, and announced himself as an angel, Moroni, sent of God to deliver a message. He said that God was about to restore the Gospel to the earth, and that Joseph was the instrument chosen for the performance of this work. As a consequence of his accepting this mission, Joseph should be known throughout the earth, being loved by the pure, but reviled by the ungodly. Moroni also stated that in a hill near the town of Manchester were concealed holy records, which contained an account of a people who inhabited this land many centuries before. These records should be delivered to Joseph, in connection with the Urim and Thummim, and with the aid of this instrument he should be enabled to translate the records into the English language. While listening to these instructions, Joseph was enabled to see in vision the hill described by the angel, and the exact spot where the records were concealed. This vision was so distinct that when he afterwards visited the hill he found the place of concealment, without difficulty. Moroni then proceeded to quote from the Bible the prophecies contained there, pointing to the great latter-day work. He impressed upon Joseph’s mind the around, he saw Moroni at his side. The angel informed Joseph that a period of four years must elapse before he would have the privilege of taking the plates, . and that during that time he would be tried and tempted, and instructed in the things of God. The angel further told him that he might visit the hill each year on the 22nd of September, when he would be permitted to view the plates, and receive further instructions and counsel. Moroni then imparted much valuable knowledge to Joseph, and finally showed him some of the glory of the Kingdom of Heaven, and also the followers of the Evil One; Moroni warned Joseph to avoid the influence of Satan, and keep himself pure and unspotted from the world. Joseph, after having restored the stone and the thin cover of earth to their former place, saw the departure of the angel, and then returned to his home.

Keywords: Angel Moroni, Early Church History, Prophet, Scripture Study, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Vision
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 54 - Joseph Receives the Records.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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As stated in the last lesson, four years were to pass away from the time Joseph first saw the plates, before they were to be entrusted to him. In other words, Joseph waited until he was nearly twenty-two years old before he received the precious charge. It would perhaps enter the minds of some, that Joseph having received all these manifestations and knowing what his mission was to be, would not have felt inclined to continue the labors of every-day life; but such was not the case. He well knew that the routine of daily toil was all necessary in its place, and he further knew that he must remain humble, or he would fail in fulfilling the purposes of God. Accordingly, Joseph continued working on his father’s farm for nearly two years after the events related in the last lesson, when he received the offer of employment elsewhere. Accepting this offer, Joseph went to his new place of labor in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, where he entered the employ of a man named Josiah Stoal. While laboring there, Joseph boarded at the house of Isaac Hale, who had a daughter named Emma, a very worthy young woman, whom Joseph learned to love sincerely. She returned the affection, and her father was asked to give his consent to their marriage. At first he hesitated, for he knew that Joseph was poor, but finally, in January of the year 1827, his consent was given, and Joseph and Emma were married on the 18th of that month. They left Pennsylvania and traveled northward to the house of Joseph’s parents. He went to work on the farm, in order to obtain means for the support of his family. Nothing of an extraordinary character occurred during the following summer, and at length the 22nd day of September came—the day when the records were to be delivered into Joseph’s hands. During the four years that he had been waiting, he had visited the hill on each anniversary of the angel’s appearance, and there met Moroni and received necessary instruction from him, and hence he was well prepared for the charge about to be conferred upon him. On the morning of that day Joseph again visited the hill Cumorah, and was told by the angel to lift the records out of the box. As he did so he was filled with inexpressible joy, for he knew that the plates thus entrusted to him were of a most precious character. TogEther with the plates was the Urim and Thummim, which was to be used by Joseph in translating the records, and this instrument was fastened to a large breastplate of pure gold. The plates were of gold, and were fastened with rings along one edge, thus presenting the appearance of a book. (As these records have been described in a former lesson, see No. 42, it is not considered necessary to repeat the description here.) Joseph was told by the angel that he alone would be held responsible for the plates, and that the only way he could resist the efforts which would be made to take them from him, would be by remaining faithful to his trust and to the commandments of God. But if he was unfaithful, and by his carelessness permitted the plates to be lost, the displeasure of God should come upon him, and he should be destroyed. Even on the journey toward his home, with the precious records in his charge, Joseph experienced the power of the Evil One, for unknown men under the influence of Satan attacked him three different times, and it was only by the assistance of God that he was enabled to withstand them and keep the records. At length, in a bruised and weary condition he reached his home.

Keywords: Angel Moroni, Early Church History, Gold Plates, Hill Cumorah, Scripture Study, Smith, Joseph, Jr.
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 56 - The Priesthood Restored.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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The work of translation proceeded rather slowly, Martin Harris acting as scribe and writing from the Prophet’s dictation. It is impracticable here to enter into all the details of this labor. During the progress of the work Martin brought very deep trouble upon both himself and Joseph by allowing the first 116 pages of manuscript to be lost. For a time it seemed that Joseph would lose his calling for having allowed Martin to take the manuscript away, but by his sincere repentance he regained the favor of God, although his error cost him great sorrow and much additional labor. Martin Harris, however, was never permitted to be his scribe again. His place was filled temporarily by Emma, the wife of Joseph, but she was so bowed down with sorrow with the death of her babe that she could render but little assistance. It was at this time that Oliver Cowdery, a young school teacher who had received a testimony of the divinity of Joseph’s mission, came and offered to act as a scribe. This offer was most willingly accepted, and the work of translation was resumed April 7, 1829. While proceeding with their work, they came to a passage in the record referring to baptism for the remission of sins, and desiring light on this subject, on the 15 of May, 1829, they went into the woods to pray. As they were thus engaged, an angel appeared to them, announcing himself as John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ and the one who baptized Him. Laying his hands upon their heads, he said, “Upon you my fellow-servants, in the name of Messiah, I confer the priesthood of Aaron, which holds the keys of the ministering of angels and of the gospel of repentance and of baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; and this shall never be taken again from the earth until the sons of Levi do offer again an offering unto the Lord In righteousness.” He then gave them instructions as to the powers of the Aaronic Priesthood, and told them to baptize each other for the remission of their sins. After John the Baptist left them they followed out his instructions and experienced such joy as they had never before known. During the month following this event the work of translation proceeded, and many persons became convinced of the truth of Joseph’s teaching. Eleven of these were chosen as witnesses to the record, and their testimony is found in the commencement of the Book of Mormon. This record was at last completed and published, and the plates were given back to Moroni. In the month of June, 1829, Peter, James, and John, three of Christ’s apostles appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, and bestowed upon them the Melchisedek Priesthood, giving them instructions as to its powers. Thus the Holy Priesthood, in all its glory, was restored to the earth in our day.

Keywords: Aaronic Priesthood, Early Church History, John the Baptist, Priesthood, Scripture Study, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Translation
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 57 - Nephi Breaks His Bow.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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While Lehi and his company were traveling in the Arabian desert a slight accident occurred which gave cause for much trouble and discontent. It would appear that Nephi was the chief hunter of the company. Going out one day to slay beasts for food, he broke his bow, which was made of very fine steel. This made his brothers very angry, for they obtained no food, as their bows had lost their spring. Hungry, angry and dejected, they returned to their tents. They were very much fatigued, and, like most men when hungry and tired, they were in a bad humor. Even Lehi so far forgot himself that he also murmured against the Lord. But Nephi, in this ! trying hour, retained his trust in God. He did not murmur nor complain, but, after having reasoned with the rest of the family, he went to work, and out of suitable wood he made a bow, and out of a straight stick he cut an arrow. When he had done this he went to his father, Who had now humbled himself before the Lord and sought forgiveness, and asked him where he should go to obtain food. Then the voice of the Lord came to Lehi and he was truly chastened because of his murmuring. The voice said, “Look upon the ball.” When he looked he was seized with fear because of the things which were written thereon, and the rest of the family also feared and trembled exceedingly when they read the writing. The writing on the ball also directed Nephi to go to the top of a certain high mountain, and there slay game for food. This he did, and brought it with joy to the tents of his people, who humbled themselves and gave thanks unto God. Then they resumed their journey.

Keywords: Arabia, Metallurgy, Nephi (Son of Lehi), Revelation, Scripture Study, Weaponry
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 58 - The Arrival at the Land Bountiful.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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When the people of Lehi reached the sea shore they rejoiced greatly that their tedious wanderings were over; for they had not traveled in a straight line from coast to coast, but had wandered around and about as the Liahona directed them, which worked according to their faith and faithfulness. Eight years had been spent in taking a journey which, had they been as faithful as they should have been, would only have occupied a few weeks or months. They pitched their tents by the sea shore, and after many days, the voice of the Lord came unto Nephi, saying, “Arise, and get thee into the mountain.” As ever, Nephi obeyed the heavenly word. He went up into the mountain, and there cried unto the Lord. Then the Lord commanded him to build a ship, after a manner and pattern that He would show him, that the colony might be carried across the great waters that lay before them. Here a difficulty presented itself to the mind of Nephi. He had no tools, and how was it possible to build a ship without them? So he laid the matter before the Lord, who, in answer to his prayers, told him where he could find ore with which he might make the tools he needed. Nephi at once proceeded to carry out the commands of the Lord. With the skins of beasts he made a bellows to blow the fire, but fire as yet he had none, as the Lord had not permitted fires to be lighted in the wilderness. So he smote two stones togEther, and a fire was lighted. When his forge was made and his fire was lit, Nephi began to melt the ore that he had obtained to make the tools which he needed.

Keywords: Bountiful (Old World), Revelation, Scripture Study
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 59 - The Building of the Ship.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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When his brothers saw that Nephi was about to build a ship, they began to | ridicule him. They would give him no help, for they did not believe he was instructed of the Lord. Nephi became very sorrowful because of the hardness of their hearts. When they saw this they were glad, and tauntingly told him they knew that he was lacking in judgment and could not accomplish so great a work. They reproached him with being like their father, in being led away by the foolish imaginations of his heart. They recited their imaginary grievances against Lehi for leading them out of Jerusalem and bringing upon them the sufferings which they and their wives had endured since leaving that city. Warming up with their complaints, they said it would have been better for their wives to have died before they left Jerusalem than to have had such afflictions as they had borne. While they were suffering all these hardships in the desert they might, they said, have been happily enjoying themselves at home. As for the people of Jerusalem, notwithstanding their father’s condemnation of them, they declared they knew them to be a righteous people; for they kept the statutes and judgments of the Lord, and all His commandments according to the law of Moses. But their father had led them away, because they had hearkened to him, and now Nephi, their brother, was just like him. Nephi, according to his custom when they grumbled and found fault, commenced to reason with and teach them. He cited to them the history of the children of Israel under the leadership of Moses, what the Lord had done and the mighty works He had enabled Moses to do. He did not spare them in his rebukes. The only effect his words and remonstrances appeared to have upon them was to enrage them. They went so far as to attempt to throw him into the depths of the sea; but as they advanced towards him for that purpose, he commanded them in the name of the Almighty God not to touch him. Nephi was filled with the power of God, even unto the consuming of his flesh. He had so much power on this occasion that they dared not lay their hands upon him or et en touch him with their fingers. Neither dared they venture to do so for many days for fear lest they should wither before him.

Keywords: Bountiful (Old World), Scripture Study, Ship, Transoceanic Voyage
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 60 - Nephi’s Ship is Finished.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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A little while after the events had occurred which formed the subject of our last lesson the Lord told Nephi to stretch forth his hand again toward his brethren, and that they should not wither; but the power of God should smite them; and this he was commanded to do that they might know that the Lord was their God. So Nephi stretched forth his hand as he was commanded, and the Lord shook Laman and Lemuel as He had promised. Then they fell down to worship their younger brother, whom in times past they had so much abused; but he would not permit them. He said, “I am your brother, even your younger brother, wherefore worship the Lord thy God, and honor thy father and thy mother. ” Then the brothers of Nephi worshiped the Lord, and showed their repentance by helping Nephi to build the ship; while he, from time to time, received the word of the Lord as to how he should work its timbers; for he did not work after the manner of the shipbuilders of that time, nor after any manner that men were accustomed to. But he built the ship just as the Lord had shown it to him; and we cannot doubt that it was admirably suited for its purpose. Nephi also often went up into the mount and prayed to the Lord, and God showed him many great things. When the vessel was finished, Nephi’s brothers saw that it was good, and its workmanship exceedingly fine, therefore they again humbled themselves before Heaven. Then the voice of the Lord came to Lehi and commanded the company to go on board, which word they willingly obeyed, and at once put forth to sea.

Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi), Revelation, Scripture Study, Ship, Transoceanic Voyage
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 61 - The Revolt on the Waters.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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When Nephi had finished the ship all the company went on board, and at once put to sea. The vessel was then driven by the winds towards the promised land. After they had been sailing prosperously for a number of days, the hearts of Nephi’s brothers and of the sons of Ishmael and others grew merry and in their merriment they forgot the Lord. They danced, and sang, and became very boisterous and rude. Nephi reproved them. This opened the old sore. They said they would not have him for their ruler, but would do as they pleased. Then they seized him and bound him, hands and feet, so tightly that he suffered a great deal. The result was that the Lord was angry at their wickedness, and the Liahona ceased to work. A heavy storm arose, a head wind drove them back upon the waters, the waves threatened to engulf them, and they were all in danger of being drowned. For three days the rebels continued stubborn in their anger; during that time they would not loose Nephi, and every one who pled for him or spoke in his favor was threatened with like tortures. But at last, on the fourth day, the danger grew so threatening that they released him; but his legs and arms had swollen so greatly by reason of the way in which he had been tied that he could scarcely use them. Notwithstanding his great weakness and sufferings, as soon as he was loosed he took the Liahona, and in his hands it began to work. Then the wind fell, the storm ceased, and there came a great calm. And Nephi took charge of the ship and guided it without further trouble, to the promised land.

Keywords: Laman (Son of Lehi), Lehi (Prophet), Lemuel (Son of Lehi), Nephi (Son of Lehi), Scripture Study, Transoceanic Voyage
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 62 - Lehi’s Colony Reach The Promised Land.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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When Lehi and his people reached the promised land they landed and pitched their tents, they acknowledged that the Lord had indeed fulfilled His promises unto them. He had guided them through the wilderness, had enabled them to construct a vessel in which He had brought them safely across the mighty breadth of ocean which extended from Arabia to the coast of what is now called South America. The prophet Joseph, in speaking of their place of landing, said it was on the coast of the country now known as Chili—a country which possesses a genial, temperate and healthful climate. They then prepared the ground and put in all the seeds which they had brought with them from the land of Jerusalem. They found the soil admirably adapted for agriculture. Their seeds grew and yielded good crops, and they were blessed with abundance. In exploring the wilderness after their arrival they found animals of every kind — the cow, the ox, the ass and the horse, the goat and the wild goat, and all manner of wild animals which were for the use of man; they also found ores of all kinds, particularly of gold, silver and copper. The animals they tamed for their use, and Nephi and his people raised large flocks and herds of animals of various kinds.

Keywords: Ecology, Horses, Lehi (Prophet), Scripture Study, Transoceanic Voyage
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 63 - The Death of Lehi.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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The people of Lehi were so few in number that they were a quiet and solemn race, with few amusements, but with an oppressing sense of the vastness of the land which they occupied, and of their own insignificance. Nor was there entire peace amongst them, for Laman and Lemuel, with others, were still fractious and turbulent. In course of time Lehi felt that his earthly life was near its close, for he was aged and in failing health. So he called to him his sons and daughters and the other members of his colony, and blessed them in the same manner as his forefather Jacob blessed his family before he died. Lehi also prophesied many things that should happen to his posterity after him, for he was possessed of much of the Spirit of the Lord. After he had done this he died and was buried.

Keywords: Lehi (Prophet), Patriarchal Blessing, Scripture Study
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 64 - The Separation of the Colony.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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Scarcely was Lehi buried than trouble arose. Laman and Lemuel with their friends, would not be led by Nephi. They asserted” that they were the elder brothers, and theirs was the right to rule. They would not recognize Nephi’s authority, though they knew that God had appointed him to be their leader. So, by the command of Heaven, the two parties separated. Nephi, and those who would listen to him, moved away, and left those who clung to Laman in possession of their first home. Those who went with Nephi were his own family, Zoram, Sam, Jacob and Joseph, and their families, and some others whose names the Book of Mormon does not give. Henceforth those who belonged to this branch of Lehi’s house were known as Nephites, after Nephi, their leader; while those who remained with Laman were called Lamanites. The Nephites were those who believed in the warnings and revelations of God; while the Lamanites rejected His word and did not keep His commandments. After many days’ journey the Nephites pitched their tents and began to build up a new home. To the land they now occupied they gave the name of Nephi, while the region they left in the possession of the Lamanites is frequently called “The Land of their First Possession.”

Keywords: Exodus Motif, Lamanite, Nephite, Scripture Study
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Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 65 - The Temple in the Land of Nephi.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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As soon as possible after the arrival of Nephi and his people at their new home, which they called the Land of Nephi, they commenced to build a temple to the Most High God. This they were compelled to do, in order that they might observe the requirements of the law of Moses, as God had commanded them. For without a temple they could not offer the sacrifices and burnt offer­ings required by that law; and it was then in force to all the house of Israel, of which the Nephites were a branch, and so continued until the great sacri­fice was offered up on Mount Calvary, of which all others were but types. So to fulfill the law, temples were built by the Nephites in every land that they colonized; and in different parts of the Book of Mormon we read of temples being built by them in the lands of Nephi, Lehi-Nephi, Zarahemla, Bounti­ful and other places. Less than fifty years B. C. one historian states (Hela­man 3:14): “But behold a hundredth part of the proceedings of this people, yea, the ac­count of the Lamanites, and of the Nephites, and their wars, and conten­tions, and dissensions, and their preach­ing, and their prophecies, and their shipping, and their building of ships, and their building of temples, and of synagogues, and their sanctuaries * * * cannot be contained in this work. ” That the Nephites by thus building temples in every land in which they dwelt were simply carrying out the commandments of God is proved by His word to His people in these days, wherein he says: “Therefore, verily I say unto you, that your anointings, and your washings, and your baptisms for the dead, and your solemn assemblies, and your me­morials for your sacrifices, by the sons of Levi, and for your oracles in your most holy places, wherein you receive conversations, and your statutes and judgments, for the beginning of the revelations and foundation of Zion, and for the glory, honor, and endowment of all her municipals, are ordained by the ordinance of my holy house which my people are always commanded to build unto my holy name.” (Doctrine and Covenants, Sec. 124:39.) The temple built in the land of Nephi was evidently patterned after that built by Solomon, for it was to be used for the same purposes; but, as the prin­ciples of the Gospel were taught to the Nephites as well as the Mosaic law, it is reasonable to suppose that many of the ordinances now administered in temples were also performed there. The most marked difference between the Temple of Solomon and that of Nephi was that the latter “was not built of so many precious things” as the former. We are also justified in believing, as it was built by a very small people, and was simply intended to meet their needs, that it was probably smaller than the temple at Jerusalem. To build one as large as that of Solomon would have been an almost impossible task for a people so few in numbers. Still this is but conjecture, as Nephi is entirely silent with regard to the dimensions of the building. This temple was occasionally, if not ordinarily, used for the public gatherings of the Nephites. Jacob, the brother of Nephi, used it for such a purpose (Jacob 2:2). This was also the case with the one afterwards erected in the city of Zarahemla; when King Benjamin desired to give his last address to his people’ and present his successor (his son, Mosiah II,) he directed that the people should be gathered at that temple to hear his words. (Mosiah 2:1).

Keywords: Nephi (Polity), Scripture Study, Temple
ID = [76069]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 66 - Nephi’s Reign and Death.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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Soon after the arrival of the Nephites in their new home, they desired that Nephi should be their king, which he, in reality, was in all but the name. For he was their leader and guide, their high priest and prophet, and in time of war their general and commander. But Nephi was desirous that they should have no king. He, doubtless, preferred that they should recognize God as their King, but to comply with their wishes he consented, and as their king, did for them all the good that was in his power. Under his wise and beneficent rule the Nephites increased and prospered greatly. So much did they love him because of his goodness, that when he died they called his immediate successors second Nephi, third Nephi, and so on, no matter what their individual names were. How long this practice continued we are not told, but we find that the last three kings (Mosiah I., Benjamin, Mosiah II.) were called by their own particular names. The separation of the followers of Laman and Nephi brought about a further fulfillment of the word of the Lord. He had promised that Nephi should be a ruler and teacher to his brethren, which he was until they strove to kill him after the death of Lehi. Then the Lord commanded him to leave the rebellious portion of the community to themselves and take the obedient to a new land. In this new land he became their king, while the others, by this division, were bereft of the priesthood; they had none who could approach God, and consequently, as had been foretold, they were cut off from His presence. The result of this was that they rapidly sank into barbarism; while the Nephites, enlightened of the Lord and led by His servants, increased in numbers and wealth, and developed many admirable traits of genuine civilization. Shortly before his death Nephi anointed another man to succeed him on the throne.

Keywords: Kingship, Nephi (Son of Lehi), Prophet, Scripture Study
ID = [76070]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 67 - The Confusion of Tongues.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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After the flood the whole earth was of one language. As the people journeyed from the east they came into a valley which was called Shinar. In this valley they burned brick, and undertook to build a tower which would reach up to heaven. But the Lord came down and saw that the people were united and all spake one language, and He said, “Let us confound their language that they may not understand one another’s speech.” The Lord thereupon scattered them abroad upon the face of the earth and caused them to speak different lan- guages. Because of this confusion of tongues the place was called Babel. At the time these people were scattered upon the face of the earth there lived among them two great men, Jared and his brother. The account of these men and those that left the valley of Shinar with them is given in the Book of Mormon, in the Book of Ether by Moroni. From the account of Moroni, God scattered the people from the tower of Babel in His anger. The descendants of Jared and his brother and those who followed them to this continent were all ultimately destroyed.

Keywords: Curse, Scripture Study, Tower of Babel
ID = [76071]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union. “Lesson 77 - The Book of Mormon Published.” In Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1898.
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The Prophet Joseph was busily engaged in the translation of the Book of Mormon records during the years 1828 and 1829. In this work he was assisted by his wife, Emma Smith, Oliver Cowdery, and Martin Harris, who at various times acted in the capacity of scribe. The Prophet was given some trouble by Martin Harris, who received reluctant permission to take a portion of the manuscript and show it to his relatives. It fell into the hands of the enemies of the work, necessitating the translation of a corresponding portion of the “smaller plates,” as a substitute for the lost manuscript. As a result of Martin’s carelessness, the instruments of translation were taken away from the the Prophet for a time. The work of translation was interrupted occasionally by Joseph’s financial condition, which rendered it necessary for him to labor for the support of himself and wife. These financial difficulties were partially overcome by the generosity of Mr. Joseph Knight Sen., of Colesville, Broome County, New York, who, out of pure kindness of heart and regard for the Prophet, furnished provisions on a number of occasions. David Whitmer also rendered some assistance, inviting Joseph and Oliver to go to his father’s house at Fayette, where they remained until the translation of the Book of Mormon was completed. Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris received a partial reward for their faithful labors, by being permitted to act as the three chosen witnesses to the divinity of the work. While the translation was in progress, many persons visited the Prophet and his companions, propounding many questions, some for the purpose of learning the truth, but many with the intention of injuring these faithful men. But the power of God was made manifest in the wisdom with which these questions were answered, and the work went on apace. At length the translation was completed, and arrangements were made for the publication. Mr. Egbert Grandin, a printer of Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, issued five thousand copies of the Book of Mormon in the early spring of 1830, charging three thousand dollars for the work. In order to retain the control of all future publications of the book, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery secured the copyright. And thus one of the most precious records ever issued was published to the world. It has since been translated into fully twelve foreign languages.

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Early Church History, Harris, Martin, Scripture Study, Smith, Emma Hale, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Translation, Whitmer, David
ID = [76072]  Status = Type = manual lesson  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Deseret Sunday School Union Leaflets. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union, 1901.
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The Third Division of this book contains a collection of Book of Mormon leaflets that present Book of Mormon lessons to be presented to the Sunday School adult classes for the years 1889, 1896, 1898. Also includes in the Fourth Division lessons on the life of Joseph Smith and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. These are dated 1889, 1890, and 1896.

ID = [77741]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1901-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Brown, S. Kent, and Peter N. Johnson, eds. “The Desert Crossing.” In Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land
ID = [75523]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Olson, Camille Fronk. “Desert Epiphany: Sariah and the Women in 1 Nephi.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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Insights can be gained by considering the eight-year wilderness sojourn of Lehi’s company through the eyes of the women who were there. Leaving the comforts of civilization for the difficulties of the desert would have been very challenging. While the record in 1 Nephi mentions nine women, Sariah was the only one identified by name. Nephi records Sariah’s struggles as well as her testimony. The record of the women in 1 Nephi communicates much about the need to seek and receive one’s own witness of truth.

ID = [3038]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 52926  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Bunker, Robert L. “The Design of the Liahona and the Purpose of the Second Spindle.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 2 (1994): 1-11.
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The Liahona was given by the Lord as a communicationsdevice for Lehi to determine the appropriate direction of travel. This device contained two pointers, only one of which was necessary to provide directional information. But the Liahona was more than just a simple compass in function, for it additionally required faith for correct operation. Since a single pointer always "points" in some direction, the additional pointer was necessary to indicate whether or not the first pointer could be relied upon. This proposed purpose for the second pointer conforms to a well-established engineering principle used in modern fault-tolerant computer systems called "voting," in which two identical process states are compared and declared correct if they are the same, and incorrect if they are different. Hence the second pointer, when coincident with the first, would indicate proper operation, and when orthogonal, would indicate nonoperation.

Keywords: Compass; Faith; Lehi (Prophet); Liahona; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Revelation; Symbolism
ID = [2869]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,farms-jbms  Size: 23819  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Young, Brigham. “Design of the Lord in Gathering Together His People—Wisdom and Economy in Domestic Affairs.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 10. 1865, 25–31.
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Remarks by President Brigham Young, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 8, 1862. Reported By: G. D. Watt.

ID = [28820]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1862-06-08  Collections:  bom,brigham,jnl-disc  Size: 19391  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:37
Brown, Amanda J. “A Design Study in Costume for Projected Dramatic Productions Prescribing a Book of Mormon Setting Identified Herein as Late Preclassic Mesoamerican Culture.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1968.
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Creates drawings of costumes that attempt to be historically accurate to the Late Preclassic period (500 B.C.>— A.D. 200) of Mesoamerica and are dramatically effective.

ID = [78873]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Nyman, Monte S. “The Designations Jesus Gives Himself in 3 Nephi.” In The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9–30, This Is My Gospel, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993.
ID = [36735]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 34829  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Scanlon, Rory R. “Designing Costumes for the Hill Cumorah Pageant.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 78-87, 171.
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The costume design for the Hill Cumorah Pageant reflects a strong understanding of the physical and artistic needs of the production as well as a good grasp of the historical setting of the Book of Mormon. Through a rich blending of theatrical techniques, the pageant dramatically re-creates scriptural episodes to underscore the wisdom of human agency based on moral choice—a message made poignantly relevant by the historical realism conveyed in large part by authentic costuming. This article explores the physical challenges of creating costumes for an outdoor drama and the historical research that influences the costume construction while staying true to the message of the script.

Keywords: Clothing; Cumorah; Hill Cumorah; Hill Cumorah Pageant; Historicity
ID = [3142]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 37625  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Oaks, Dallin H. “The Desires of Our Hearts.” Ensign, June 1986.
ID = [47654]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 17643  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:56
Faulconer, James E. “Desiring to Believe: Wisdom and Political Power.” In An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32, edited by Miller, Adam S. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2014.
ID = [81746]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “Despite All We Can Do with Daniel O. McClellan.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 18, 2020.
ID = [5401]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-03-18  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 52908  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:05
Talmage, James E. “The Destiny of the American Nation Declared by Prophecy.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 79, no. 4 (25 January 1917): 49-53.
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A paper that argues that “the commanding position of the United States among the world powers, and the prominent place of the American nation is to maintain as the exponent and champion of human rights were foreseen and predicted centuries before the beginning of the Christian era” by prophets of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81360]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1917-01-25  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Millet, Robert L. “The Destiny of the House of Israel.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Robert Millet defines the terms Israel, Jew, and gentile and recommends avoiding a narrow definition of these terms when reading about Israel and the gentiles in the Book of Mormon. He explains that the Jews are the descendants of those who lived in the kingdom of Judah, and that the remnant of Jacob spoken of in the Book of Mormon is not limited to the Lamanites. Millet further relates that the Book of Mormon plays a role in the gathering of Israel, and that the scattering and gathering of Israel typify the fall and the atonement.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8537]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Ludlow, Daniel H. “The Destiny of the House of Israel.” In Nurturing Faith Through the Book of Mormon: The 24th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, ed. David F. Boone, Paul H. Peterson, and David Rolph Seely. Salt Lake City: Deseret Books, 1996.
ID = [82530]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Welch, John W. “The Destruction of Ammonihah and the Law of Apostate Cities.” 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: Ammonihah (Polity); Ancient Near East; Apostasy; Laws; Legal
ID = [66493]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Roberts, B. H. “Destruction of Ancient Nations in America—The Book of Mormon Message to the Gentile Nations Occupying the Land.” Improvement Era 27, no. 4 (February 1924): 288-92.
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The Jaredite/Nephite nations were destroyed because of wickedness. America is a choice land and all who possess it must live righteously or be swept off of the land. The gentile nations who occupy America during the present era must worship God or be destroyed as were earlier inhabitants.

ID = [81271]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-02-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
“The Destruction of the Jaredites.” Friend 20 (June 1990): 18-20.
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Children’s illustrated story of Ether and the Jaredites.

ID = [80442]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Interpreter Foundation. “Details about Royal Skousen’s Upcoming Lectures on the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 7, 2013.
ID = [5657]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-02-07  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 5052  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:06
McClellan, David A. “Detecting Lehi’s Genetic Signature: Possible, Probable, or Not?” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): 35-90.
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David A. McClellan provides a basic understanding of some biological principles that would be helpful to one studying the question of DNA evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. After a discussion of these fundamental principles, McClellan concludes that DNA tests can neither prove nor disprove the existence of ancient Israelites in the New World.

Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Historicity; Lehi (Prophet)
ID = [452]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 129496  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Sears, Joshua M. “Deutero-Isaiah in the Book of Mormon: Latter-day Saint Approaches.” In They Shall Grow Together, eds. Charles Swift and Nicholas J. Frederick. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2022.
ID = [33827]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:40
Christensen, Kevin. “The Deuteronomist De-Christianizing of the Old Testament.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): 59-90.
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Review of Melodie Moench Charles. “The Mormon Christianizing of the Old Testament.” In The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture

Keywords: Criticism; Deuteronomist Reforms; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Temple Theology; Theology
ID = [480]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,old-test  Size: 69779  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Rappleye, Neal. “The Deuteronomist Reforms and Lehi’s Family Dynamics: A Social Context for the Rebellions of Laman and Lemuel.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 16 (2015): 87-99.
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Over the last few years, several Latter-day Saint scholars have commented on how the socio-religious setting of Judah in the late-seventh century bc informs and contextualizes our reading of the Book of Mormon, especially that of 1 and 2 Nephi. Particular emphasis has been placed on how Lehi and Nephi appear to have been in opposition to certain changes implemented by the Deuteronomists at this time, but Laman’s and Lemuel’s views have only been commented on in passing. In this paper, I seek to contextualize Laman and Lemuel within this same socio-religious setting and suggest that, in opposition to Lehi and Nephi, they were supporters of the Deuteronomic reforms.

ID = [4228]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 30848  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:55
Halverson, Taylor. “Deuteronomy 17:14–20 as Criteria for Book of Mormon Kingship.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 24 (2017): 1-10.
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Abstract: Deuteronomy 17:14–20 represents the most succinct summation in the Bible of criteria for kingship. Remarkably, the Book of Mormon narrative depicts examples of kingship that demonstrate close fidelity to the pattern set forth in Deuteronomy 17 (e.g., Nephi, Benjamin, or Mosiah II) or the inversion of the expected pattern of kingship (e.g., king Noah). Future research on Book of Mormon kingship through the lens of Deuteronomy 17:14–20 should prove fruitful.

ID = [3701]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 18378  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Ricks, Stephen D. “Deuteronomy: A Covenant of Love.” Ensign, April 1990.
ID = [49482]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,old-test  Size: 16255  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:13
Ostler, Blake T. “The Development of the Mormon Concept of Grace.” Dialogue 24 (Spring 1991): 57-84.
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An in-depth examination of grace, comparing the Book of Mormon concept with that of Augustine and the major instigators of the Reformation. The doctrines related to grace were largely carried through into the Nauvoo period.

ID = [80443]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Aston, Warren P. “DeVere Baker and his Ocean Rafts.” Meridian Magazine, January 31, 2011.
ID = [66557]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2011-01-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Archambault, Hubert J. The Devil a Fallen Angel from Heaven. Rock Island, IL: Archambault, n.d.
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A 31-page doctrinal tract arguing that Satan fell from heaven and that Satan “hates the Book of Mormon” Author claims that Joseph Smith was a false prophet and that the LDS church is false.

ID = [78467]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
“Diabolical.” The Reflector New Series 8 (27 February 1830): 66.
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Declares that Joseph Smith himself was the scribe of the Book of Mormon, and that he was unlearned in letters, spelling, and punctuation. Believes that the book was inspired by the devil.

ID = [79362]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1830-02-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Howell, Scott L., Brooke Anderson, LaReina Hingson, Lanna McRae, Jesse Vincent, and Brandon Torruella. “The Diachronic Usage of Exclamation Marks across the Major Book of Mormon Editions.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2022): 265-286.
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Abstract: The usage of the exclamation mark has changed over time but continues to serve as an important textual interpretation aid. Punctuation itself has not been a permanent fixture in English, rather it was slowly introduced to English documents with changing standard usages after the invention of the printing press. Here we highlight the use of the exclamation mark across major editions of the Book of Mormon and document the presence of the exclamation mark in a reference table.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; exclamation mark; textual analysis
ID = [81258]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 42167  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Gates, Susa Young. “Dialogue from the Book of Mormon.” Young Woman’s Journal 3 (April 1892): 289-94.
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A script for a dramatic presentation depicting the conversion of King Lamoni, written to encourage greater interest in the Book of Mormon among the young women of the Church.

ID = [79363]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1892-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Gates, Susa Young. “Dialogue from the Book of Mormon.” The Young Woman’s Journal 3, no. 4 (1892): 289-294.
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A script for a dramatic presentation depicting the conversion of King Lamoni, written to encourage greater interest in the Book of Mormon among the young women of the Church.

Keywords: Education, Scripture Study, Study Aids
ID = [76038]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1892-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Millennial Star. “Dialogue on Mormonism.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 2, no. 5-6 (September/October 1841): 69-71, 81-83.
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Fictitious dialogue about the beliefs of the LDS church. During the dialogue an Elder of the Church explains the contents of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80935]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1841-09-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
“Dialogue on Mormonism: Book of Mormon.” Times and Seasons Vol. 2, no. 18: July 15, 1841: 472-74.
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Imaginary dialogue between an “Elder Pierce,” “Mr. Matthews” and “Mr. Roberts” on Book of Mormon topics, including the visit of Jesus in 3 Nephi. Examines why the Indians apparently had no traditions confirming the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80881]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1841-07-15  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Knisley, Alvin. Dictionary of All Proper Names in the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Ensign, 1909.
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Lists all proper Book of Mormon names, with a pronunciation guide, a historical precis, dates, and scriptural references.

ID = [77742]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1909-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Davidson, Gustav. A Dictionary of Angels, Including the Fallen Angels. New York: Free Press, 1967.
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A dictionary dealing with angels. Includes an entry on Moroni, describing him as “the Mormon angel of God, son of Mormon, the last great leader of the Nephites” Notes the statue of Moroni on the Hill Cumorah.

ID = [77409]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Nelson, Nels Lars. “The Dictionary of Slander.” Mormon Point-of-View 1 (1 January 1904, 1 April 1904): 73- 100, 157-96.
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Catalogs several charges against the Mormons including the Spaulding connection to the Book of Mormon. Shows in detail how this explanation is untenable. Discusses Book of Mormon witnesses.

ID = [80444]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1904-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Knisley, Alvin. “Dictionary of the Book of Mormon.” Independence, MO: n.p., 1909, [R]1945.
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A revision of the author’s Dictionary of All Proper Names in the Book of Mormon. The author describes the revision as a definitive “historical, biographical, gazetteerical and chronological” work.

ID = [77743]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1945-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Turnbull, John S. “A Dictionary of the Book of Mormon.” Salt Lake City: n.p., 1946?.
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Defines proper names in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77410]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1946-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Reynolds, George. Dictionary of the Book of Mormon ; Comprising its Biographical, Geographical, and Other Proper Names. Salt Lake City, UT: Joseph Hyrum Parry, 1891.
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“The increasing interest taken in the study of the Book of Mormon and in the history of the people whose origin, progress, and destruction it narrates, encourages the author of this little work to think that this addition to the literature of the subject will not be like one born out of due time but will be received as an acceptable aid to the study of its sacred pages. To the members of the Theological Classes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whether of the quorums of the Priesthood, of the Sunday Schools, Church Schools, or Improvement Associations, we particularly submit this book-- the first of its kind-- believing it will afford them material help in their investigations of Book of Mormon subjects, and their study of Nephite and Jaredite history; and we trust it wil not be without value to every one who takes an interest in the races who rose, flourished and vanished in Ancient America. This Dictionary contains the name of every person and place mentioned in the Book of Mormon, with a few other subjects of interest referred to therein.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, commentaries; Moroni (Book of Mormon figure); Alma (Book of Mormon figure); Lehi (Book of Mormon figure); Nephi (Book of Mormon figure); Encyclopedias; Book of Mormon; Mormon (Book of Mormon figure)
ID = [81507]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1891-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Reynolds, George. A Dictionary of the Book of Mormon, Comprising Its Biographical, Geographical and Other Proper Names. Salt Lake City: Joseph Hyrum Perry, 1891.
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A Dictionary of the Book of Mormon is an outgrowth of the author’s immense Concordance to the Book of Mormon. Printed in several different editions, this dictionary contains entries for every person and place that was named within the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Dictionary, Education, Learning, Scripture Study
ID = [75413]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1891-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Reynolds, George. Dictionary of the Book of Mormon; Comprising its Biographical Geographical, and Other Proper Names; Together with Appendices by Janne M. Sjodahl. Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1883, [R]1954.
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This dictionary contains all of the places and people of the Book of Mormon. Each entry comprises a thorough treatment of the subject in clear and understandable vocabulary; scriptural references are included.

ID = [77744]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1954-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Book of Mormon Central. “Did a ‘Magic World View’ Influence the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #538. October 31, 2019.
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Keywords: Folk Magic; Seer Stone; Money Digging; Treasure Seeking; Book of Mormon Translation; Joseph Smith; Church History; Ancient Israelite Religion; High Priest; Urim and Thummim; Mesoamerica; Divination
ID = [7798]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-10-31  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 23540  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Abinadi Prophesy During Pentecost?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #90. May 2, 2016.
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Keywords: Abinadi; King Noah; Mosiah; Legal; Law of Moses; Pentecost; Ancient Israelite Religion; Shavuot; Ancient Judaism; Psalms
ID = [8246]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-05-02  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 8912  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Alma Counsel His Sons During the Passover?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #146. July 19, 2016.
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Keywords: Alma; Zoramites; Passover; Wisdom; Ancient Judaism; Legal; Ancient Law; Corianton; Shiblon; Helaman; Chiasmus
ID = [8190]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-07-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 14385  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Ancient Israelites Build Temples Outside of Jerusalem?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #31. February 11, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephi; Temples; Altar; Arad; Lachish; Elephantine; Megiddo; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Archaeology; Ancient Israelite Religion; Ancient Judaism; Ancient Near East; Ancient Israel; Sacred Space; Law of Moses; Law; Legal; New World; Promised Land; Sacrifice; Evidence
ID = [8305]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-11  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11057  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Ancient Israelites Write in Egyptian?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #4. January 5, 2016.
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Keywords: Egyptian; Egypt; Hieratic; Language; Hebrew; Archaeology; Ancient Israel; Ancient Near East; Top KnoWhys; Evidence
ID = [8332]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-05  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 10187  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Ancient People Sail the Seas?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #21. January 28, 2016.
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Keywords: Sailing; Transoceanic; Ancient Seafaring; Nephi; Lehi; Lehi’s Journey to the Promised Land; Promised Land; Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Arabia; Mesoamerica; New World; Ocean; Evidence
ID = [8315]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-28  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11409  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Aston, Warren P. “Did Anyone Else in History ever Mention Nephi’s Bountiful?” Meridian Magazine, February 24, 2016.
ID = [66531]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Jones, McKay V. “The Claremont Journal of Mormon Studies.” FAIR article, n.d.
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In his writings, B.H. Roberts indicated areas in which critics of the Church could attack the Book of Mormon. While some have claimed that these writings indicate a waning testimony of the Book of Mormon, Elder Roberts was rather attempting to equip future church members with tools to defend the Church and the Book of Mormon in a world of increasing scholarly complexity. This essay explains B.H. Roberts’s statements about the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Roberts, B. H., writings; Book of Mormon
ID = [82055]  Status = Type = wbsite article  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Christensen, Ross T. “Did Book of Mormon Peoples Reach Peru?” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 67 (7 July 1960): 1-7.
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Theorizes that the Central Andes of Peru may have been home to much of the Book of Mormon civilization. Also, the “narrow neck of land” may have been the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Many “large-scale migrations” are recorded in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79364]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1960-07-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Boyce, Duane. “Did Captain Moroni Lack the Typical Religious Virtues?” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 45 (2021): 217-240.
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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 include the claim that Moroni lacked the typical religious virtues — which Hardy identifies as “humility, self-sacrifice, kindness, and relying upon the Lord.” They also include the assertion that Helaman, in his manifest reliance upon God, serves as a counterexample to Moroni’s military leadership. A close look at the text, however, indicates that both these claims are mistaken.

ID = [3405]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64201  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Shute, Evan. “Did Christ Visit America?” Saints’ Herald 89 (14 November 1942): 1450-53.
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Christ’s visit to the American Continent is well supported by histories and native traditions. The author finds that 3 Nephi 4-13 are compatible with many of these histories and traditions.

ID = [79365]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-11-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Sperry, Sidney B. “Did Father Lehi Have Daughters Who Married the Sons of Ishmael?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 1 (1995): 235-238.
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Although the beginning of Nephi’s record only mentions sons, Joseph Smith says the record of Lehi in the 116 missing manuscript pages refers to at least two of Ishmael’s sons marrying Lehi’s daughters. Nephi himself mentions his sisters at the end of his record. As no mention is made of further births to Lehi and Sariah after Jacob and Joseph, the assumption can be made that these sisters are the daughters who married Ishmael’s sons.

Keywords: Daughters of Ishmael; Daughters of Lehi; Ishmael (Ephraimite); Lehi (Prophet); Snow. Erastus; Sons of Ishmael; Lost 116 Pages; Marriage
ID = [2886]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7937  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Interactions with ‘Others" Influence Nephi’s Selection of Isaiah?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #45. March 2, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephi; Isaiah; New World; Gentiles; Promised Land
ID = [8291]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-02  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 8297  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Jacob Refer to Ancient Israelite Autumn Festivals?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #32. February 12, 2016.
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Keywords: Jacob; Nephi; Sukkot; Feast of Tabernacles; Ancient Israelite Religion; Ancient Judaism; Covenants; Law of Moses; Law; Legal; Priest; Promised Land; Evidence
ID = [8304]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-12  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8293  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Jerusalem Have Walls Around It?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #7. January 8, 2016.
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Keywords: Jerusalem; Walls; Joseph Smith; Emma Smith; Book of Mormon Translation; Archaeology; Ancient Israel; Ancient Near East; Evidence
ID = [8329]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-08  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 4957  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Jesus Bleed from Every Pore?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #520. June 13, 2019.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jesus Christ; Gethsemane; Blood; Sacrifice; New Testament; Textual Criticism
ID = [7816]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-06-13  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12289  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Widtsoe, John A. “Did Joseph Smith Write the Book of Mormon?” Deseret News (16 March 1949): 23.
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Addresses claims that the Book of Mormon was not divinely written.

ID = [79366]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1949-03-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Joseph Smith’s Mother Believe He Could Have Written the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #555. March 31, 2020.
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Keywords: Church History; Lucy Mack Smith; Joseph Smith; Book of Mormon Translation; Restoration
ID = [7781]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-03-31  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 13800  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
WIlliams, Frederick G. “Did Lehi Land in Chile?” 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 - Mesoamerica; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Lehi (Prophet); Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Transoceanic Voyage; Williams; Frederick G.
ID = [66458]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
WIlliams, Frederick G. “Did Lehi Land in Chile? An Assessment of the Frederick G. Williams Statement Why Might a Person in 1830 Connect an Angel with a Salamander?” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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Frederick G. Williams, a counselor to Joseph Smith, wrote that Lehi and his family landed in Chile. The author of this paper, a great-great-grandson of the original Williams, assesses the likelihood of the accuracy of this proposition. He addresses the question of whether this statement was a revelation, discusses the nature of the original document on which the statement was written, and compares other early documents on the subject.

ID = [8351]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Lehi Quote Shakespeare?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #26. February 4, 2016.
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Keywords: Shakespeare; Lehi; Afterlife; Underworld; Ancient Near East; Nephi; Death; Hell; Ancient Israelite Religion; Bible; Old Testament; Evidence
ID = [8310]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-04  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 5841  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Lehi Use the Poetry of the Ancient Bedouin?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #5. January 6, 2016.
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Keywords: Poetry; Bedouin; Arabia; Desert; Lehi; Hugh Nibley; Ancient Near East; Nephi; Ancient Israel; Language; Evidence
ID = [8331]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-06  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8104  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Did Oliver Cowdery, one of the three special Book of Mormon witnesses, express doubt about his testimony?” Ensign, April 1987.
ID = [48038]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13870  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:59
Wayment, Thomas A., and John Gee. “Did Paul Address His Wife in Philippi?” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 4 no. 1 (2012).
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Using different methodological approaches and considerations, Thomas Wayment and John Gee each approach the question of whether Paul was speaking to his spouse in Philippians 4:3; their intent is to determine if the question can be answered with any degree of confidence. The related question of whether Paul was ever married is not addressed here, although that issue has been of interest since at least the second century AD and perhaps earlier. Instead, these authors consider only the question of whether a specific noun that is sometimes used to refer to a wife was intentionally used that way by Paul.

ID = [7033]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-sba  Size: 52448  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Pre-Christian Prophets Know About Christ?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #12. January 15, 2016.
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Keywords: Heavenly Father; Jesus Christ; God; Yahweh; El; Ancient Israelite Religion; Ancient Canaanite Religion; Ancient Near East; New Testament; Old Testament; Bible; Ancient Judaism; Hebrew; Names; Book of Mormon Names; Etymology; Archaeology; Ancient Israel; Divine Council; Evidence
ID = [8324]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-15  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 8476  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “Did Prophets Such as Ezekiel Know the Writings of Zenos?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #440. June 12, 2018.
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Keywords: Bible; Old Testament; Ezekiel; Intertextuality; Allegory of the Olive Tree; Jacob
ID = [7896]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-06-12  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 6873  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Childress, Harvey. “Did Smith Translate Egyptian?” Christian Soldier 4/9 (14 August 1942): 1-3.
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Believes that Joseph Smith was not an Egyptologist and could not/did not translate the Book of Mormon that was written in the Egyptian language.

ID = [79367]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1942-08-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Tanner, Jerald, and Sandra Tanner. Did Spaulding Write the Book of Mormon?. Salt Lake City: Utah Lighthouse Ministry, 1977.
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A critical appraisal of the research presented by Davis, Cowdery, and Scales (Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon,

ID = [77745]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Hobbs, A. G. Did the Book of Mormon Come from God?. Fort Worth, TX: Hobbs, 1954.
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A polemical tract that asserts that the use of King James English in the Book of Mormon is anachronistic. Further, the Book of Mormon contains absurdities and contradicts the Bible.

ID = [77746]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1954-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Book of Mormon Central. “Did the Book of Mormon Witnesses Really See What They Claimed?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #521. June 20, 2019.
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Keywords: Church History; Witnesses; Three Witnesses; Eight Witnesses; Gold Plates; Book of Mormon Translation
ID = [7815]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-06-20  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 15195  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Did the Nephites Have a Church Organization Before the Days of Alma?” Improvement Era 62, no. 8 (1959): 584-585.
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This article asserts that the Nephites did indeed have a church organization before the days of Alma, and that Lehi, King Benjamin, and King Mosiah each had a church organization. Whenever and wherever there were gospel ordinances administered by a minister there was a church organization.

Keywords: Alma (Book), Book of Mormon, Church Organization, Priesthood Ordinances, Priesthood Organization
ID = [77024]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1959-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-fielding  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Book of Mormon Central. “Did the Nephites Have a ‘Holiday Season’ Like We Do Today?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #394. December 28, 2017.
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Keywords: Nephites; Christmas; King Benjamin; Sukkot; Feast of Tabernacles; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippur; Day of Atonement; New Year
ID = [7942]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-12-28  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12817  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Widtsoe, John A. “Did the Nephites Have the Higher Priesthood before the Coming of Christ?” Improvement Era 45, no. 6 (1942): 385, 413, 415.
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The author argues that the Nephites possessed the higher priesthood during the era before the resurrected Jesus visited the Nephites (citing 1 Nephi 5:14-16, Alma 10:3, Mosiah 25:21, and others).

Keywords: Melchizedek Priesthood, Nephites, Savior in America
ID = [76969]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Aston, Warren P. “Did the Nephites Remember Bountiful?” Meridian Magazine, March 29, 2011.
ID = [66554]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2011-03-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Book of Mormon Central. “Did ‘Others’ Influence Book of Mormon Peoples?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #435. May 22, 2018.
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Keywords: Nephites; Jaredites; Lehites; Mulekites; New World; Anthropology; Others
ID = [7901]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-05-22  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 9844  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Eggenberger, Oswald. “Die Bibel und das Buch Mormon—Das Buch Mormon—eine Hilfe zum Verstþndnis der Bibel?” Bibel Report (1977): 6-7.
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A polemic written against the Book of Mormon and the idea that Jesus visited ancient America.

ID = [79368]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Ensign. “A Different Perspective on Easter: Five Lessons for Us from Easter in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign April 2020.
ID = [63406]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1318  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:15
Olson, Adam C. “A Different Perspective on Easter: Five Lessons for Us from Easter in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, April 2020.
ID = [63427]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6768  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:15
Thomas, Mark D. Digging in Cumorah: Reclaiming Book of Mormon narratives. Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 1999.
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Despite being the founding scripture of a prominent religion, the Book of Mormon has escaped the attention of world scholars. Why is this? Thomas asks. To date, most research, conducted almost exclusively by Latter-day Saints, has been aimed at reconstructing the book’s historical origins rather than at interpreting its message. In a sense, this begs readers to take the book seriously.Thomas wants to see prejudice, on the one hand, and over-reverence, on the other, set aside, to see people approach the Book of Mormon on its own terms. He follows the current direction in biblical studies. In determining the intent of a passage, he considers narrative patterns and literary forms. He does so both sensitively and honestly. He says he writes for the non-believer as well as for believers -- for seekers of a lost world and for those who seek a new one -- those who may have misplaced their world somewhere along the way.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual parallels; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81532]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Sorenson, John L. “Digging into the Book of Mormon: Our Changing Understanding of Ancient America and Its Scripture.” Ensign, September 1984.
ID = [46808]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,sorenson  Size: 49245  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:48
Sorenson, John L. “Digging into the Book of Mormon: Our Changing Understanding of Ancient America and Its Scripture, Part 2.” Ensign, October 1984.
ID = [46832]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,sorenson  Size: 41592  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:48
Ensign. “Digital Recording of Book of Mormon Now Available.” Ensign December 1995.
ID = [52263]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1995-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 538  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:07
Roberts, B. H. “Direct Testimony of the Christ of Himself.” Deseret News Church Section (1 November 1930): 1.
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The appearance of the Savior to a group of people in the land Bountiful after his ascension into heaven (3 Nephi) was personal testimony of Christ himself. The people on the American continent were the “other sheep”

ID = [79369]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1930-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Sorenson, John L. “Directions in Book of Mormon Geography.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, No. 3, September 1963.
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Photocopy. Ethnographic and documentary examples show the difficulties in matching a culture’s direction terminology to the modern world map.

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Hamblin, William J. “Directions in Hebrew, Egyptian, and Nephite Language.” 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–Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography–Limited Geography Theory; Cardinal Directions; Language–Reformed Egyptisn
ID = [66495]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Terry, Richard E. “The Dirt on the Ancient Inhabitants of Mesoamerica.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Cement; Native Americans - Maya
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Ricks, Stephen D., Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, eds. The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Richard Lloyd Anderson is a scholars’ scholar. Among Latter-day Saints, he is dean and master of two separate fields of academic study: the New Testament and early LDS Church history.
His passion for history has profoundly influenced his scholarly career; his passion for order and system has shaped his missionary work and directed him into studying law; and his love for Brigham Young University and loyalty to its mission and destiny have guided his academic path.
This volume, as you can see from the table of contents, contains essays written by outstanding LDS scholars on Book of Mormon Studies, Old Testament Studies and Ancient History, and New Testament Studies and Early Christian History.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Early Christian History; Early Church History; Far East; Historicity; Scholarship
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Articles

Ricks, Stephen D. “Introduction: Richard Lloyd Anderson, An Appreciation.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, ix-xiv. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Scholarship
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Brown, S. Kent. “Marriage and Treaty in the Book of Mormon: The Case of the Abducted Lamanite Daughters.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 1-18. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Amulon; Daughters of the Lamanites; Marriage; Priests of King Noah; Treaty
ID = [75496]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Honey, David B., and Michael P. Lyon. “An Inscribed Chinese Gold Plate in Its Context: Glimpses of the Sacred Center.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 19-65. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Buddhism; China; Far East; Metal Plates
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Ludlow, Victor L. “Covenant Teachings of the Book of Mormon.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 67-93. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Covenant
ID = [75498]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Midgley, Louis C. “To Remember and Keep: On the Book of Mormon as an Ancient Book.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 95-137. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Historicity; Remembrance
ID = [75499]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Robertson-Wilson, Marian. “Inspired Melody and Chosen Word: The Wedding of Music and Scripture in Leroy Robertson's Oratorio from the Book of Mormon.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 139-62. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Music; Oratorio
ID = [75500]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Sorenson, John L. “Religious Groups and Movements among the Nephites, 200–1 B.C.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 163-208. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Alma the Elder; Alma the Younger; Mulekite; Nephite; Order of Nehor; Secret Combinations
ID = [75501]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Hall, John F. “The Military Reforms of the Emperor Diocletian.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 209-40. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Diocletian; Roman Empire
ID = [75502]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. “The Social Context of First-Century Roman Christianity.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 241-67. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Early Christianity
ID = [75503]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Last Days, Then and Now.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 269–303. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Reprinted in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 17, 196–227.
Hugh Nibley discusses the last days based on his own thoughts and actively avoiding quotes from others (unless they pop up from memory).

Keywords: Last Days
ID = [833]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 61489  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Parry, Donald W. “Messiah Becomes the New King: Notes on Isaiah 9:3–7.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 305–21. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Kingship; Messiah; Translation
ID = [67906]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-books  Size: 29510  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Peterson, Daniel C., and Stephen D. Ricks. “The Throne Theophany/Prophetic Call of Muhammad.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 323-37. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Islam; Muhammad; Prophet; Theophany
ID = [75504]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,peterson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Seely, Jo Ann H., and David Rolph Seely. “Josephus’s Portrayal of Jeremiah: A Portrait and a Self-Portrait.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 339–58. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Flavius Josephus; Jeremiah (Prophet)
ID = [67907]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-books,old-test  Size: 34359  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Skinner, Andrew C. “Savior, Satan, and Serpent: The Duality of a Symbol in the Scriptures.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 359-84. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Adversary; Dualism; Jesus Christ; Symbolism
ID = [75505]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Draper, Richard D. “Scribes, Pharisees, Hypocrites: A Study in Hypókrisis.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 385-427. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Hypocrisy; Jesus Christ; Pharisees; Scribe
ID = [75506]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Griggs, C. Wilfred. “Terrena atque Caelestia: A Prolegomenon to a Study of the Fourth Gospel.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 429-54. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Epistle of John; John (Apostle)
ID = [75507]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Peterson, Daniel C. “‘Ye Are Gods’: Psalm 82 and John 10 as Witnesses to the Divine Nature of Humankind.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 471–594. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Deification
ID = [67908]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-books,old-test,peterson  Size: 229726  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Ricks, Stephen D. “Adam’s Fall in the Book of Mormon, Second Temple Judaism, and Early Christianity.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 595–605. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Early Christianity; Fall of Adam; Second Temple Judaism
ID = [67909]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,old-test  Size: 20521  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Ricks, Stephen D., Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges. The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Richard Lloyd Anderson is a scholars’ scholar. Among Latter-day Saints, he is dean and master of two separate fields of academic study: the New Testament and early LDS Church history. His passion for history has profoundly influenced his scholarly career; his passion for order and system has shaped his missionary work and directed him into studying law; and his love for Brigham Young University and loyalty to its mission and destiny have guided his academic path. This volume, as you can see from the table of contents, contains essays written by outstanding LDS scholars on Book of Mormon Studies, Old Testament Studies and Ancient History, and New Testament Studies and Early Christian History.

ID = [81725]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 19  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:03

Articles

Hedges, Andrew H. “Introduction.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81845]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Allen, James B. “Second Only to Christ: Joseph Smith in Modern Mormon Piety.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81846]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Bitton, Davis. “The Ram and the Lion: Lyman Wight and Brigham Young.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81847]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Black, Susan Easton. “The Tomb of Joseph.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81848]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Cannon, Donald Q. “Words of Comfort: Funeral Sermons of the Prophet Joseph Smith.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81849]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Cowan, Richard O. “Richard Lloyd Anderson and Worldwide Church Growth.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81850]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Faulring, Scott H. “The Return of Oliver Cowdery.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81851]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Gee, John. “Eyewitness, Hearsay, and Physical Evidence of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81852]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  abraham,church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Gillum, Gary P. “Every Kindred, Tongue, and People.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81853]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Godfrey, Kenneth W. “David Whitmer and the Shaping of Latter-day Saint History.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81854]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Hedges, Andrew H. “Pleasing the Eye and Gladdening the Heart: Joseph Smith and Life’s Little Pleasures.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81855]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Jackson, Kent P. “Scenes from Early Latter-day Saint History.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81856]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Leonard, Glen M. “Antiquities, Curiosities, and Latter-day Saint Museums.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81857]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Matthews, Robert J. “The Role of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible in the Restoration of Doctrine.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81858]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books,jst  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Authorship Debate Concerning Lectures on Faith: Exhumation and Reburial.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81859]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Skousen, Royal. “John Gilbert’s 1892 Account of the 1830 Printing of the Book of Mormon.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81860]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Tvedtnes, John A. “Historical Perspectives on the Kirtland Revelation Book.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81861]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Welch, John W. “Oliver Cowdery’s 1835 Response to Alexander Campbell’s 1831 ‘Delusions’” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81862]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Whittaker, David J. “Mormon Missiology: An Introduction and Guide to the Sources.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81863]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Spendlove, Loren Blake. “Discipleship As the World Collapses Around You.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 45 (2021): 319-330.
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Review of Adam S. Miller, Mormon: A Brief Theological Introduction (Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020). 162 pages. $9.95 (paperback).
Abstract: Adam Miller has created a thoughtful and enlightening theological study of the book of Mormon. It is obvious from his textual commentary that Miller has given a significant amount of thought and effort into teasing out practical insights from the book’s original authors. Except for some clumsy distractions that occasionally appear in his text, I would highly recommend Miller’s analysis of Mormon’s and Moroni’s apocalyptic narratives.

ID = [3409]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 24615  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Lund, Anthon, H. “Discourse by Elder Anthon H. Lund.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 62, no. 4 (25 January 1900): 49-53.
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A testimony that a prophet of God guides the Church. Similar to the dream of Lehi, mists of darkness surround individuals today. The rod of iron, relied on in faith, leads to the tree of life. Lund explains that he reveres the Bible, but he also believes the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81020]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-01-25  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Grant, Heber J. “Discourse by Elder Heber J. Grant.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 60, no. 23 (9 June 1898): 353-58.
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Grant testifies at the Salt Lake Stake Conference, March 13, 1898, that one can know gospel truths and later apostatize through disobedience. Grant reads Oliver Cowdery’s testimony of the Book of Mormon and quotes him as saying that the reason he left the Church was because he had sinned and he hoped to rejoin the Latter-day Saints.

ID = [81017]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1898-06-09  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Meservy, Keith H. “Discoveries at Nimrud and the ‘Sticks’ of Ezekiel.” SEHA Newsletter 142 (November 1978): 1-10.
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The word for “stick” in Ezekiel 37 (Hebrew etz) is normally translated “wood” The word corresponds to the Babylonian is le’u, referring to a writing tablet. Etymologically and culturally, it is likely that Ezekiel wrote about joining the tablets of Judah and Joseph to form what would eventually be called the Bible and the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79371]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1978-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Millennial Star. “Discoveries In Yucatan.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 57, no. 33 (15 August 1895): 524-26.
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This reprint from the Deseret News tells of an archaeologist, Dr. Augustus le Plongeon, who deciphered several inscriptions found in Central America. He found that the hieratic (sacred) alphabet of the Mayas was almost identical to that of the Egyptians, as well as similar grammar and characters with identical meanings. Two cities in the peninsula of Yucatan were “visited by learned men from all parts of the world” Creation stories were found recorded that resemble Old World legends. Dr. Plongeon directly links Egyptian identity with the Mayan people.

ID = [81008]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1895-08-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Ricks, Welby W. “Discoveries of Purported Ancient Hebrew Writing in Eastern United States.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 13 (25 June 1953): 3.
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Few discoveries of the Hebrew script known by Nephite peoples have been made. However, one find in Newark, Ohio, has Hebrew-like inscriptions.

ID = [79373]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1953-06-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Ricks, Welby W. “Discoveries of Purported Ancient Hebrew Writing in Eastern United States.” In Progress in Archaeology: An Anthology, edited by Christensen, Ross T., 210-11. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1963, 210-11.
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Few discoveries of the Hebrew script known by Nephite peoples have been made. However, one find in Newark, Ohio, has Hebrew-like inscriptions.

ID = [79372]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Wirth, Diane E. Discoveries of the Truth. Santa Clara, CA: Vanguard Graphics, 1978.
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Gives evidence to support her theory that the white and bearded god Quetzalcoatl is Jesus Christ. Issues discussed include Phoenician seafarers, cranial deformations, trepanning, cement, cotton, the wheel, arch, the horse, star of David, and the tree of life.

ID = [77747]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Hilton, Lynn M., and Hope A. Hilton. Discovering Lehi: New Evidence of Lehi and Nephi in Arabia. Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, 1996.
ID = [76454]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Elliott, T. Lynn. “Discovering Mormon and Moroni.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 3.
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Review of The Lives and Travels of Mormon and Moroni (2000), by Jerry L. Ainsworth

ID = [354]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 15410  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Romney, Marion G. “Discovering the Book of Mormon.” New Era (May 1975): 23.
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Shows that the Book of Mormon teaches faith, courage, and how to receive a forgiveness of sins.

ID = [79375]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Romney, Marion G. “Discovering the Book of Mormon.” New Era 5, no. 5 (1975): 23.
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Reprinted in Book of Mormon Talks by General Authorities, 205. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1990. Shows that the Book of Mormon teaches faith, courage, and how to receive a forgiveness of sins.

Keywords: Faith, Forgiveness, Repentance, Scripture Study, Testimony
ID = [76628]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Romney, Marion G. “Discovering the Book of Mormon.” In Book of Mormon Talks by General Authorities, 205. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1990.
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Shows that the Book of Mormon teaches faith, courage, and how to receive a forgiveness of sins.

ID = [79374]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Jakeman, M. Wells. Discovering the Past: Introductory Readings and Visual Studies in Archaeology. Provo, UT: University Archaeological Society, 1954.
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Guide for the beginning archaeology student. The Book of Mormon stands in confiict with popular explanations of the origins of the American people. Archaeology has confirmed the value of Homer’s writings as well as the Bible. It has similar value for the Book of Mormon. Cultures found by archaeologists seem to fit Nephite cultures.

ID = [77748]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1954-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Millennial Star. “Discovery of an American Mastodon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 49 (8 December 1866): 775-76.
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Reports the discovery of bones of a mastodon 83 feet below the surface, about 100 feet from the Mohawk river at a village of Cohoes, near Troy, New York. The Book of Mormon is not mentioned but this and the article following it, “The Mastodon of the Book of Ether” are used to support the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80945]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-12-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Pratt, Parley P. “Discovery of an Ancient Record in America.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 1, no. 2, June 1840, 30-37.
ID = [75390]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1840-06-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Evening and Morning Star. “Discovery of Ancient Ruins in Central America.” Evening and Morning Star Vol. 1, no. 9: February 1833.
ID = [76393]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1833-02-01  Collections:  bom,em-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:26
Welch, John W. “The Discovery of Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon: Forty Years Later.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 2 (2007): 74-87, 99.
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On August 16, 1967, Welch discovered the presence of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon. Serving in the LDS South German mission at the time, in the city of Regensburg, Welch attended a lecture on the New Testament. He there learned of chiasmus and how it provides evidence of Hebraic origins. After reviewing a book dealing with literary art in the Gospel of Matthew, he began his analysis of the Book of Mormon for evidence of chiasmus. His first identification of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon was in Mosiah 5, but examples of chiastic style have since been found throughout the book. Welch wrote his master’s thesis on chiasmus and continued study on the subject. Though rational arguments cannot generate a testimony of the truthfulness of the book, the presence of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon gives credence to its origins.

Keywords: Chiasm; Chiasmus; Inverted Parallelism; Language; Structure
ID = [3218]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,welch  Size: 46937  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
“Discovery of Historical Records in an Indian Mound.” Deseret News 27 (25 December 1878): 738.
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Article reprinted from Levenworth Times that reported an archaeological finding of several mounds wherein a record or a book of bark leaves was discovered that was said to be the language used in Mexico at the time of Montezuma.

ID = [79376]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1878-12-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Aston, Warren P. “The Discovery of Nephi’s Bountiful, Part 2.” Meridian Magazine, April 17, 2014.
ID = [66541]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-04-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Richards, Samuel Whitney. “Discovery of Ruined Cities in California.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 15, no. 51 (17 December 1853): 817-20.
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Writes concerning an article from the San Francisco Herald that describes ruined cities of California. “The wonderful and magnificent ruins . . . continue to puzzle and astonish the learning and wisdom of the great men of the nineteenth century, while every fresh discovery is an increasing evidence in favor of the Book of Mormon”

ID = [80925]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1853-12-17  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Smith, Julina. “A Discussion of the Inter-relation of the Latter-day Saints and the American Indians.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1932.
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Deals with the historical relations between the Mormons and the Indians, and gives a brief overview of the Book of Mormon, explaining how that and biblical prophecies have influenced relations between the Latter-day Saints and the American Indians.

ID = [78874]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1932-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon Ether 1 6.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Keith Wilson, Andrew Skinner, David Whitchurch, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39606]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-08  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon Ether 12 15.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Andrew Skinner, Terry Ball, Jared Ludlow, Terry Szink, 2008.
ID = [39608]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-11  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon Ether 7 11.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Andrew Skinner, Terry Ball, Jared Ludlow, Terry Szink, 2008.
ID = [39607]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-08  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon Helaman 1 6.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Keith Wilson, Jared Ludlow, Kelly Ogden, 2008.
ID = [39592]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-29  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon Helaman 13 16.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Paul Hoskisson, Michael Rhodes, Thomas Wayment, Todd Parker, 2008.
ID = [39594]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-30  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon Helaman 7 12.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Keith Wilson, Jared Ludlow, Kelly Ogden, 2008.
ID = [39593]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-29  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon Mormon 7-9.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Keith Wilson, Andrew Skinner, David Whitchurch, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39610]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-07  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon Moroni 1-6 and Ether 13.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Andrew Skinner, Terry Ball, Jared Ludlow, Terry Szink, 2008.
ID = [39611]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-12  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon Moroni 7.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Stanley Johnson, Thomas Wayment, Camille Fronk Olson, Michael Rhodes, 2008.
ID = [39612]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-12  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon Moroni 8 10.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Stanley Johnson, Thomas Wayment, Camille Fronk Olson, Michael Rhodes, 2008.
ID = [39613]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2009-06-26  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 1-2.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Gaye Strathearn, Paul Hoskisson, Terry Ball, 2008.
ID = [39549]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-06-28  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 11-12.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Camille Fronk Olson, Keith Wilson, Dana Pike, Daniel Judd, 2008.
ID = [39552]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 13-15.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Camille Fronk Olson, Keith Wilson, Dana Pike, Daniel Judd, 2008.
ID = [39553]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 16-18.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Camille Fronk Olson, Keith Wilson, Dana Pike, Daniel Judd, 2008.
ID = [39554]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-02  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 19-22.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Thomas Wayment, Victor Ludlow, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39555]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-02  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 3-7.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Gaye Strathearn, Paul Hoskisson, Terry Ball, 2008.
ID = [39550]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-06-30  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 8-10.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Gaye Strathearn, Paul Hoskisson, Terry Ball, 2008.
ID = [39551]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-06-30  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 2.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Thomas Wayment, Victor Ludlow, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39556]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-04  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 1 and 3.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Thomas Wayment, Victor Ludlow, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39557]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-03  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 11-16.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Victor Ludlow, Dana Pike, Terry Ball, Kerry Muhlestein, 2008.
ID = [39561]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-07  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 17-24.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Victor Ludlow, Dana Pike, Terry Ball, Kerry Muhlestein, 2008.
ID = [39562]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-08  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 25-27.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Victor Ludlow, Dana Pike, Terry Ball, Kerry Muhlestein, 2008.
ID = [39563]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-08  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 28-30.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Gaye Strathearn, Keith Wilson, Michael Rhodes, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39564]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-09  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 31-33.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Gaye Strathearn, Keith Wilson, Michael Rhodes, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39565]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-09  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 4-5.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Paul Hoskisson, Eric Huntsman, Victor Ludlow, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39558]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-04  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 6-8; 10.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Paul Hoskisson, Eric Huntsman, Victor Ludlow, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39559]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-04  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 9.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Paul Hoskisson, Eric Huntsman, Victor Ludlow, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39560]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-07  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 1-4.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Paul Hoskisson, Michael Rhodes, Thomas Wayment, Todd Parker, 2008.
ID = [39595]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-30  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 10-11.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Kelly Ogden, David Whitchurch, Thomas Wayment, Gaye Strathearn, 2008.
ID = [39597]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-31  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 12.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Kelly Ogden, David Whitchurch, Thomas Wayment, Gaye Strathearn, 2008.
ID = [39598]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 13-14.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Kelly Ogden, David Whitchurch, Thomas Wayment, Gaye Strathearn, 2008.
ID = [39599]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 15,17.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Gaye Strathearn, Robert Millet, Camille Fronk Olsen, Dan Belnap, 2008.
ID = [39600]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-04  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 16, 20-22.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Gaye Strathearn, Robert Millet, Camille Fronk Olsen, Dan Belnap, 2008.
ID = [39601]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2009-06-23  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 18-19.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Gaye Strathearn, Robert Millet, Camille Fronk Olsen, Dan Belnap, 2008.
ID = [39602]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-04  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 23-26.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Todd Parker, Kerry Muhlestein, Dan Belnap, 2008.
ID = [39603]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2009-08-05  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 27-30.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Todd Parker, Kerry Muhlestein, Dan Belnap, 2008.
ID = [39604]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-06  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 5-9.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Paul Hoskisson, Michael Rhodes, Thomas Wayment, Todd Parker, 2008.
ID = [39596]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-31  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 4 Nephi.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Todd Parker, Kerry Muhlestein, Dan Belnap, 2008.
ID = [39605]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2009-06-24  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 1-4.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Terry Ball, Thomas Wayment, David Whitchurch, Dana Pike, 2008.
ID = [39576]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-17  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 13-16.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Paul Hoskisson, Camille Fronk Olsen, Eric Huntsman, Clyde Williams, 2008.
ID = [39579]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-18  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 17-21.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Paul Hoskisson, Camille Fronk Olsen, Eric Huntsman, Clyde Williams, 2008.
ID = [39580]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-21  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 22-24.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Paul Hoskisson, Camille Fronk Olsen, Eric Huntsman, Clyde Williams, 2008.
ID = [39581]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-21  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 25-29.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Gaye Strathearn, Charles Swift, Keith Wilson, 2008.
ID = [39582]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-22  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 30.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Gaye Strathearn, Charles Swift, Keith Wilson, 2008.
ID = [39583]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-22  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 31-32.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Gaye Strathearn, Charles Swift, Keith Wilson, 2008.
ID = [39584]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-23  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 33-35.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Victor Ludlow, Stanley Johnson, Terry Ball, Terry Szink, 2008.
ID = [39585]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-23  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 36-37.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Victor Ludlow, Stanley Johnson, Terry Ball, Terry Szink, 2008.
ID = [39586]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-24  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 38-39.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Victor Ludlow, Stanley Johnson, Terry Ball, Terry Szink, 2008.
ID = [39587]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-25  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 40-41.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Todd Parker, Brian Hauglid, 2008.
ID = [39588]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-25  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 42.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Todd Parker, Brian Hauglid, 2008.
ID = [39589]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-25  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 43-50.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Todd Parker, Brian Hauglid, 2008.
ID = [39590]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-28  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 5-7.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Terry Ball, Thomas Wayment, David Whitchurch, Dana Pike, 2008.
ID = [39577]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-17  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 51-63.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Keith Wilson, Jared Ludlow, Kelly Ogden, 2008.
ID = [39591]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-28  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Alma 8-12.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Terry Ball, Thomas Wayment, David Whitchurch, Dana Pike, 2008.
ID = [39578]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-18  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Enos; Jarom; Omni.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Victor Ludlow, Charles Swift, Frank Judd, Jared Ludlow, 2008.
ID = [39568]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-11  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Jacob 1-3; 7.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Gaye Strathearn, Keith Wilson, Michael Rhodes, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39566]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-10  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Jacob 4-6.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Victor Ludlow, Charles Swift, Frank Judd, Jared Ludlow, 2008.
ID = [39567]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-10  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Mormon 1-6.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Keith Wilson, Andrew Skinner, David Whitchurch, Stanley Johnson, 2008.
ID = [39609]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-08-07  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Mosiah 14-17.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Kelly Ogden, Todd Parker, Brian Hauglid, 2008.
ID = [39572]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-15  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Mosiah 18-24.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Andrew Skinner, Eric Huntsman, Terry Szink, 2008.
ID = [39573]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-15  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Mosiah 25-28.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Kelly Ogden, Todd Parker, Brian Hauglid, 2008.
ID = [39574]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-16  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Mosiah 29.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Robert Millet, Kelly Ogden, Todd Parker, Brian Hauglid, 2008.
ID = [39575]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-16  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Mosiah 3-6.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Andrew Skinner, Eric Huntsman, Terry Szink, 2008.
ID = [39570]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-14  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Mosiah 7-13.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Andrew Skinner, Eric Huntsman, Terry Szink, 2008.
ID = [39571]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-14  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “Discussions on The Book of Mormon: Words of Mormon; Mosiah 1-2.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Victor Ludlow, Charles Swift, Frank Judd, Jared Ludlow, 2008.
ID = [39569]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-07-11  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
Nibley, Hugh W. “Dispensations and Axial Times.” Nibley, Hugh and Michael D. Rhodes.
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One Eternal Round is the culmination of Hugh Nibley’s thought on the book of Abraham and represents over fifteen years of research and writing. The volume includes penetrating insights into Egyptian pharaohs and medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions about Abraham; Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian myths; the Aztec calendar stone; Hopi Indian ceremonies; and early Jewish and Christian apocrypha, as well as the relationship of myth, ritual, and history.
This chapter discusses periods past and future in which the gods come together to save mankind and bring them to godhood.

ID = [2308]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:33
Bush, Edna K. Dissecting the Book of Mormon: A Fresh Approach to the Book of Mormon. St. Petersburg, FL: Edna K. Bush, 1968.
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A Book of Mormon classroom or Family Home Evening study aid, designed to help students reach a better understanding of the contents of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77749]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Card, Orson Scott. “Dissent and Treason.” Ensign, September 1977.
ID = [43802]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 25504  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:56
Wardle, Lynn D. “Dissent: Perspectives from the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3 no. 1 (1994).
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Most scriptural references to dissent are in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon teaches that dissension is a cause of evil, suffering, and destruction; some dissenters undergo a hardening, while others may be reclaimed; preaching the gospel is the best way to reclaim dissenters; after patient endurance, compulsion may be necessary to stop dissenters from causing severe harm to the innocent, but compulsion should be avoided when possible; both spiritual and civic responses may be used to quell dissent; responding to dissent is not the task of leaders only; dissent is inevitable in our society and the church; and the Lord blesses the faithful who endure the trials and temptations of dissent.

ID = [2858]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 45790  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Hales, Brian C. “Dissenters: Portraying the Church as Wrong So They can be Right Without It.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 10 (2014): 77-121.
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Abstract: This essay addresses the reasons many persons have left The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In particular, there are those who publicly assert the Church is not led by inspired leaders so they can feel at peace about their decision to leave it. One common argument used to justify their estrangement is the “Samuel Principle,” which ostensibly would require God to allow his followers on earth to go astray if they chose any level of unrighteousness. Problems with this interpretation are presented including examples from religious history that show that God’s primary pattern has been to call his errant followers to repentance by raising up righteous leaders to guide them. Also explored are the common historical events that dissenters often allege have caused the Church to apostatize. The notion that the Church and the “Priesthood” could be separate entities is examined as well. The observation that Church leaders continue to receive divine communication in order to fulfill numerous prophecies and that a significant number of completely devout Latter-day Saints have always existed within the Church, obviating the need for any dissenting movement, is discussed. In addition, several common scriptural proof-texts employed by some dissenters and their ultimate condition of apostasy are analyzed.

ID = [4295]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64770  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
McKay, Robert A. “Distinctive Mormon Beliefs: The Book of Mormon.” The Evangel 39 (March 1992): 9.
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Points out “absurdities and anachronisms” in the Book of Mormon that contradict LDS teachings and disagree with the Bible, therefore invalidating Mormonism.

ID = [79377]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Samuelson, Cecil O. “Distinguished Graduates of 2006.” Commencement, Brigham Young University, April 27, 2006.
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I believe being acceptable to God and having the approval of the right kind of men and women are the ultimate accreditation that we should each personally seek. And the basic standard by which we will be measured is whether or not we serve Christ.

Keywords: BYU
ID = [69531]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2006-04-27  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:02
Mdletshe, Khumbulani Desmond. “Diversity: The Strength of Book of Mormon Prophets.” Religious Educator Vol. 16 no. 2 (2015).
ID = [38638]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2015-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 42435  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:57
Hull, Kerry. “Divination as Translation: The Function of Sacred Stones in Ancient Mesopotamia and the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34004]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Pratt, Orson. Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon. Liverpool, England: 1850.
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A series of missionary tracts. Defends the Book of Mormon on the grounds that new revelation is reasonable and necessary, it compares favorably with the Bible, it is confirmed by modern miracles, and it fulfills prophecies.

ID = [77750]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1850-01-01  Collections:  bom,pratt-orson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Weldon, Clair E. “The Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon.” Courage: A Journal of History, Thought and Action 1 (December 1970): 102-6.
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Written to tell readers that the Book of Mormon is an authentic and divine work. Readers can determine its authenticity trough personal study and prayer.

ID = [80445]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1970-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
Moulton, Tyler Rex. “Divine Benevolence, Embodiment and Salvation in the Teachings of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.” PhD diss., Nottingham, England: University of Nottingham, 1997.
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“The study of comparative religion does not typically involve itself with theological inquiry. However, when investigating any religious movement, and particularly one that lies outside of what is considered ’mainstream’, the beliefs of its adherents serve as a window onto the ideological universe of the believer, an indicator of the motivations behind worship, church participation, and social involvement. A basic understanding of the primary tenets of Mormonism will help to provide intellectual access to the LDS way of life and the Mormon perception of reality that determines the multi-faceted nature of the movement. This thesis is not, however, an attempt to catalog the doctrines of Mormonism, as many have done previously, but to examine those doctrines from the perspective of the insider. What are the epistemological bases of Latter-day Saint doctrine? Can current formulations of the LDS understanding of God, embodiment, and salvation maintain an internal consistency with Mormon perceptions of morality and human nature? If not, is there room within the accepted parameters of LDS discourse to suggest alternative interpretations of core doctrines? In this these we will investigate such questions with the hope of providing sufficient justification for an internal and ongoing re-examination of Mormon belief and practice. We will also propose a revised approach for interpreting and presenting both the meaning of Christ’s work and the significance of the Latter-day Saint ’Plan of Salvation’ based on Mormon scripture and the teachings of Mormonism’s founding prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr.” [Author’s introduction]

Keywords: Doctrinal history, resurrection; Smith, Joseph, Jr., teachings; Doctrinal history, salvation; Doctrinal history, human soul
ID = [81565]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Smoot, Stephen O. “The Divine Council in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon.” Studia Antiqua : The Journal of the Student Society for Ancient Studies 12, no. 2 (January, 2014): 1-18.
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Keywords: divine council; Book of Mormon; Old Testament
ID = [82052]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Smoot, Stephen O. “The Divine Council in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 27 (2017): 155-180.
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Abstract: The Book of Mormon purports to be a record that originates from the ancient Near East. The authors of the book claim an Israelite heritage, and throughout the pages of the text can be seen echoes of Israelite religious practice and ideology. An example of such can be seen in how the Book of Mormon depicts God’s divine council, a concept unmistakably found in the Hebrew Bible (the Christian Old Testament). Recognizing the divine council in both the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon may help us appreciate a more nuanced understanding of such theological terms as “monotheism” as well as bolster confidence in the antiquity of the Nephite record.
“I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, with all the host of heaven standing beside him to the right and to the left of him” (1 Kings 22:19 NRSV).
“He saw God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising their God” (1 Nephi 1:8).

Keywords: Bible; Book of Mormon; Divine Council; Language - Hebrew; Old Testament
ID = [3667]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 63982  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Barney, Kevin L. “Divine Discourse Directed at a Prophet’s Posterity in the Plural: Further Light on Enallage.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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A follow-up on a previous article on enallage provides further strength for a pattern of a speech to a prophet in which later verses seem to be addressed to both the prophet and his posterity by use of the plural ye.

Keywords: Language - Hebrew
ID = [2964]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 13622  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Rennaker, Jacob. “Divine Dream Time: The Hope and Hazard of Revelation.” In Christ and Antichrist: Reading Jacob 7, edited by Miller, Adam S., and Spencer, Joseph M. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2018.
ID = [81822]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Lund, Gerald N. “Divine Indebtedness and the Atonement.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christeds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 73–89. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
ID = [36833]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 31389  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Satterfield, Bruce K. “The Divine Justification for the Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 561—94. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
ID = [39703]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:03
Critchlow, William J., Jr. “A Divine Key to Knowledge.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1960.
ID = [27346]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1960-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 11522  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:27
Critchlow, William J., Jr. “A Divine Key to Knowledge.” Improvement Era 63, no. 6 (1960): 405-406.
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This article states that skeptics and critics of the Book of Mormon who must see to believe may not find the answer in seeing. The true testimony comes from reading its sacred pages.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Conversion, Moroni’s Promise, Scripture Study, Testimony
ID = [76842]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Thatcher, Moses. “Divine Origin of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 43, no. 23-26 (6, 13, 27 June 1881): 353-56, 369-72, 385-87, 401-2.
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Presents historical evidences to prove the divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon. He quotes from the Popol Vuh to show that the Quiche’s creation account is similar to that of the Bible; he also refers to Ixtlelxochitl to argue that the accounts of the flood are similar.

ID = [80982]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-06-06  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
“Divine Protection for America.” Church News 31 (4 November 1961): 16.
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The Book of Mormon relates that America is a promised land and the Lord will protect it through the covenant that he made with his people.

ID = [79378]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1961-11-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Ballard, Melvin J. “The Divine Purpose in the Bringing Forth of the Book of Mormon.” Liahona 21 (29 January 1924): 297-300.
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The Book of Mormon came forth to bring redemption to the Lamanites, to benefit the world, to bring men to repentance, and to provide a sign of the nearness of the Second Coming. Exhorts members of the Church to be obedient to the teachings contained in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80446]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-01-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:54
BYU Religious Education. “The Divine Purposes of the Book of Mormon - Part 1.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Frank Judd, Stanley Johnson, Daniel Judd, 2008.
ID = [39547]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-06-26  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
BYU Religious Education. “The Divine Purposes of the Book of Mormon—Part 2.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Clyde Williams, Frank Judd, Stanley Johnson, Daniel Judd, 2008.
ID = [39548]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-06-27  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
Booth, A. L. “A Divine Record.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 57, no. 31 (1 August 1895): 488-90.
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A brief summary of David Whitmer’s life and testimony of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81009]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1895-08-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Peterson, Daniel C. “The Divine Source of the Book of Mormon in the Face of Alternative Theories Advocated by LDS Critics.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Keywords: Authorship; Early Church History; Ethan; Manuscript Found; Smith; Solomon; Spaulding; Translation; View of the Hebrews
ID = [32372]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2001-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference,peterson  Size: 42583  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Ruthven, Malise. The Divine Supermarket: Shopping for God in America. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1989.
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A book on religious experience in America. Devotes a chapter to the Book of Mormon, stating various theories of its origin.

ID = [78468]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Divine Truths in the Book of Mormon. St. Louis, MO: Personal Freedom Outreach, 1982?.
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A polemical tract that avers that “Mormon theology is not contained in, but rather contradicted by the Book of Mormon” Lists several points in the Book of Mormon perceived to be harmonious with orthodox Christianity, such as the oneness of God, two possible destinations after death, and salvation by the Atonement. Names six areas wherein the Book of Mormon is out of harmony with the Bible. The Book of Mormon is a fictitious work.

ID = [77751]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Smith, Lyle. “Diving For Underwater Ruins.” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 80 (Spring 1993): 8.
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Reports an expedition to Lake Peten Itza where manmade mounds lay at the bottom of the lake, in keeping with the Book of Mormon, which reports that cities sank at the crucifixion of Christ.

ID = [79379]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1993-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Ellis, Alvin R. The Divinity of the Book of Mormon. Grand Rapids: Evans,n.d.
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Lists many prophecies given in the Book of Mormon and gives historical and statistical facts to show how these prophecies have been realized.

ID = [78469]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Pratt, Orson. “Divinity of the Book of Mormon.” In Masterful Discourses and Writings of Orson Pratt, compiled by N. B. Lundwall, 387-90. Salt Lake City: Lundwall, n.d.
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The gospel writers of the New Testament fix the time of day of the Savior’s crucifixion at noon and at three o’clock he was removed from the cross. The Book of Mormon records that the sign was given in the morning. The time difference is not contradictory, rather it offers proof that the Book of Mormon was not written by Joseph Smith, who could not have put such detail into the record. Three o’clock in the afternoon in Jerusalem would have been seven-thirty in the morning in America at one hundred twelve degrees west of Jerusalem.

ID = [81071]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Pratt, Orson. “Divinity of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 24 (16 June 1866): 369-71.
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The gospel writers of the New Testament fix the time of day of the Savior’s crucifixion at noon and at three o’clock he was removed from the cross. The Book of Mormon records that the sign was given in the morning. The time difference is not contradictory, rather it offers proof that the Book of Mormon was not written by Joseph Smith, who could not have put such detail into the record. Three o’clock in the afternoon in Jerusalem would have been seven-thirty in the morning in America at one hundred twelve degrees west of Jerusalem.

ID = [80944]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-06-16  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Palfrey, Louise. The Divinity of the Book of Mormon Proven by Archaeology; a Series of Papers Formerly Published in the “Arena” Department of the Autumn Leaves. Lamoni, IA: Zion’s Religio-Literary Society, 1908.
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A collection of papers on American archaeology connected with the Book of Mormon. It was produced as a reference handbook intended to “stimulate young people with interest in the scientific relations of the Book of Mormon” It covers pre- Aztec, Pre-Inca, Aztec, and Inca eras as well as the ruins, religion, and origin of ancient America, the mound- builders and cliff-dwellers.

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Oaks, Dallin H. “Divorce.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2007.
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A good marriage does not require a perfect man or a perfect woman. It only requires a man and a woman committed to strive together toward perfection.

ID = [31047]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2007-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 12896  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:30
Woodward, Scott. “DNA and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Parr, Ryan. “DNA and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
ID = [32418]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 38760  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Stewart, David G., Jr. “DNA and the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): Article 8.
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Stewart examines the DNA research applicable to Native Americans and how it relates to Book of Mormon peoples.

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Stewart, David G., Jr. “DNA and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
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Whiting, Michael F. “DNA and the Book of Mormon: A Phylogenetic Perspective.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 1 (2003): 24-35, 115-116.
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This paper debunks the myth that the Book of Mormon has been proved false by modern DNA evidence. Critics have tried to apply American Indian DNA-based research to the Book of Mormon without designing a study specifically for that purpose. It is e