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Withers, Mark V. “F. Richard Hauck, Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 9.
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Review of Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon (1988), by F. Richard Hauck.

ID = [48]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 5021  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:08
Bassett, K. Douglas. “Faces of Worldly Pride in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, October 2000.
ID = [40786]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2000-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 23504  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:45:57
Madsen, Truman G. “Facets of Prayer.” Improvement Era 69, no. 2 (1966): 157-159.
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This article is an essay for youth about prayer, using Enos as the model.

Keywords: Enos (Book), Enos (Son of Jacob), Prayer
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
ID = [76820]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:20
Church News. “Facsimile of First Edition of Book of Mormon Is Published.” Church News 50 (5 April 1980): 9.
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A replication of the first edition of the Book of Mormon was presented on March 26, 1980 to the First Presidency, exactly 150 years after it was first produced. The reproduction is as close to the original as is possible with today’s equipment.

ID = [79440]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1980-04-05  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Unattributed. Facsimile of the Plates Discovered in Pike Co., Illinois. New York: The Prophet, 1845.
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Sets forth the story of the discovery of the six bell-shaped plates of brass containing inscriptions, now known as the Kinderhook plates. Also shows facsimiles of the plates.

ID = [77790]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1845-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Tanner, Alva A. Facts about the Book of Mormon. Oakley, ID: by the author, 1918.
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This pamphlet, produced to replace A Key to the Book of Mormon,

ID = [77791]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1918-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Tanner, Jerald. The Facts about the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Vanity, 1962.
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Polemic challenging classic LDS Bible prooftexts prophesying of the Book of Mormon, attempting to diminish the impact of the testimonies of the Three Witnesses, discussing modes of translation, and citing attitudes of the Smithsonian Institute.

ID = [78478]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Times and Seasons. “Facts Are Stubborn Things.” Times and Seasons Vol. 3, no. 22: September 15, 1842: 921-22.
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Comments on and quotes from Stephen’s Incidents of Travel in Central America. It is claimed that the Toltecs were of the house of Israel, a concept that is seen as corroborating the existence of Nephites and Lamanites.

ID = [80889]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1842-05-01  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:19
Dibble, Charles E. “Facts on Teotihuacán.” Improvement Era 45, no. 8 (1942): 483.
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A series of brief comments in which the author presents archaeological findings, architectural notes, and myths and legends that deal indirectly with the Book of Mormon. Dibble discusses the wheel, ancient irrigation methods, metals, Mexican and Mayan codices, Quetzalcoatl, ancient buildings, and numerous other related items. The fifteenth part covers archaeological discoveries in Teotihuacán.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Archaeology, Mexico, Teotihuacan
ID = [77127]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:22
Brimhall, Carla. “Faith and Actions Mark True Belief in Book of Mormon.” Church News 55 (6 October 1985): 7.
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News report of the First Annual Symposium on the Book of Mormon held Sept. 27-28, 1985. The keynote speaker was Daniel H. Ludlow who bore testimony that the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

ID = [79441]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1985-10-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Couch, Robert. “Faith and Commodification.” In An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32, edited by Miller, Adam S. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2014.
ID = [81751]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:24
Royle, J. C. “Faith and Credulity.” The Earnest Worker 1 (December 1883): n.p.
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Asserts that the witnesses of the Book of Mormon were only carrying out a “cunning trick arranged for them by Joseph Smith”

ID = [79442]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1883-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Smoot, Stephen O. “The Faith and Reason of Michael R. Ash.” FARMS Review 21, no. 2 (2009): 225-237.
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Review of Michael R. Ash. Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Keywords: Apologetics; Book of Mormon; Early Church History; Evidence; Faith; Joseph; Jr.; Prophet; Smith
ID = [642]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 31624  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:13
Tvedtnes, John A. “Faith and Truth.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3 no. 2 (1994).
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Alma’s definition of faith as “hope for things which are not seen, which are true” (Alma 32:21) serves as a pattern for the juxtaposition of faith and truth throughout the scriptures. Faith in the atoning power of Jesus is the truth that will save us.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [2875]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7837  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:39
Kimball, Heber C. “Faith in the Priesthood—Fruits of Faith—Laying Up Grain—Gleaning—The Holy Ghost—Tree of Life, Etc.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 5. 1858, 171–181.
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A Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday morning, August 23, 1857. Reported By: G. D. Watt, J. V. Long.

ID = [28491]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1857-08-23  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc  Size: 34612  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:16:21
Treat, Raymond C., and Mary K. Leeding. “The Faith of Christ.” Zarahemla Record 64 (November/December 1992): 1, 4.
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Points out that the Book of Mormon prophets before Christ believed in and testified of Christ. Suggests that those who live at the current time follow their example.

ID = [80459]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:16
Spencer, Stan. “The Faith to See: Burning in the Bosom and Translating the Book of Mormon in Doctrine and Covenants 9.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 18 (2016): 219-232.
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Abstract: Doctrine and Covenants 9:7–9 is conventionally interpreted as the Lord’s description of the method by which the Book of Mormon was translated. A close reading of the entire revelation, however, suggests that the Lord was not telling Oliver Cowdery how to translate but rather how to know whether it was right for him to translate and how to obtain the faith necessary to do so. Faith would have enabled Oliver Cowdery to overcome his fear and translate, just as it would have enabled Peter (in Matthew 14) to overcome his fear and walk on water.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [4407]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,interpreter-journal  Size: 35701  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:47
Top, Brent L. “Faith Unto Repentance.” In Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 1991 Symposium, edited by Brent L. Top and Bruce A. Van Orden. Randall Book, 1992.
ID = [82493]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:29
Top, Brent L. “Faith Unto Repentance.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators, 295-315. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
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In every dispensation, from Adam to the present day, the Lord’s anointed prophets have been under a divine mandate to “preach nothing save it were repentance and faith on the Lord”. The central message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is and has always been that through the Atonement of the Lamb of God, the scarlet sins of man can become “white as snow”. Without a knowledge and acceptance of what the scriptures generally, and the Book of Mormon specifically, teach about the doctrine of repentance, one may seek through self-justification to make repentance easier than it really is or through doctrinal distortion to make it more difficult than it needs to be.

Keywords: Doctrine; Faith; Gospel; Repentance
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > G — K > Grace
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sin
ID = [36170]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books  Size: 43475  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Olson, Camille Fronk, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. “Faith unto Repentance.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > D — F > Doctrine
RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > L — P > Mercy
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Salvation
ID = [36236]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 26287  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Dahl, Larry E. “Faith, Hope, and Charity.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Larry Dahl explores some of the teachings of the Book of Mormon concerning faith, hope, and charity. He discusses the meanings of these words, their relationships to each other, how they are acquired, and what their fruits are. Faith, hope, and charity must be centered in Christ. The first principle of the gospel is not just faith, it is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We must obtain not just hope, but a hope in Christ. Likewise, charity is not just love, it is the pure love of Christ.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Teachings
ID = [8411]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:00:48
Spencer, Joseph M. “Faith, Hope, and Charity: Alma and Joseph Smith.” In An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32, edited by Miller, Adam S. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2014.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [81749]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:24
Dahl, Larry E. “Faith, Hope, Charity.” In The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture, ed. Paul R. Cheesman, 137–50. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Charity
RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > G — K > Hope
ID = [36977]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 28158  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:23
Bautista, M. “A Faith-Promoting Experience.” Improvement Era 23, no. 11 (1920): 978-984.
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This article is a testimonial from Old Mexico, wherein the author explains the role of the Book of Mormon in his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Conversion, Testimony
ID = [76958]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1920-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:21
Arrington, Leonard J., and JoAnn Jolley. “The Faithful Young Family: The Parents, Brothers and Sisters of Brigham.” Ensign, August 1980.
ID = [45065]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1980-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 25521  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:48:46
Young, Brigham. “Faithfulness and Apostasy.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 2. 1855, 248–258.
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A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1855. Reported By: G. D. Watt.

ID = [28324]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1855-04-06  Collections:  bom,brigham,jnl-disc  Size: 38063  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:16:20
Millet, Robert L. “The Fall as Taught in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. This transcript of a video lecture was prepared by the staff of the Portland Institute of Religion.
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The anticipation of redemption is meaningless without an understanding of the seriousness of the fall. In this transcript, Robert Millet discusses what the Book of Mormon and the book of Moses teach about the doctrine of the fall, emphasizing its consequences for, and effects on, humanity. While refuting the notion of original sin, Millet notes the reality of our fallen nature and our vulnerability while living in a fallen environment. He takes due account of the tendencies of the natural man and witnesses that worldly impulses may be countered by a conscious yielding to God.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8539]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:00:49
Parker, Todd B. “The Fall of Man : One of the Three Pillars of Eternity.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36230]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Saints’ Herald. “Falsehoods and Misrepresentations by the ‘Gospel Messenger No. 3’” Saints’ Herald 52 (25 January 1905): 73-76.
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Allegations were published in the Gospel Messenger by Charles M. Yearout that members of the Church claim that Joseph Smith thought he was Elijah, that the Book of Mormon conflicts with the Bible, that Joseph Smith used criminal acts to prove the Book of Mormon, that the book he wrote was the famine spoken of in Amos, as well as other claims. In response to these accusations, it is countered that the allegations concerning Joseph Smith are not true, and that the Book of Mormon does teach of Christ and agrees with the New Testament.

ID = [79443]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-01-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Rusch, Carolyn. “Families Can Be Together Forever.” Ensign, June 2008.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [57893]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2008-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2871  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:14:12
Eyring, Henry B. “Families Can Be Together Forever.” Ensign, June 2015.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [61036]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2015-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4076  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:18:35
Ferguson, Diane M. “Families That Pray Together.” Ensign, April 2011.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [59173]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2011-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8171  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:14:20
Gardner, Marvin K. “Family Councils: Making Decisions Together.” Ensign, December 1978.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [44324]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:46:21
Little, James A. “A Family Dialogue.” Juvenile Instructor 17 (15 May 1882): 155.
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Discusses fulfillment of prophecy given in 1 Nephi 13:14. Columbus and Indian oppression was foretold centuries ago, and prophecies yet remain to be fulfilled in the future.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [78875]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1882-05-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:34
Little, James A. “A Family Dialogue.” Juvenile Instructor 17, no. 10 (1882): 155.
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Discusses fulfillment of prophecy given in 1 Nephi 13:14. Columbus and Indian oppression was foretold centuries ago, and prophecies yet remain to be fulfilled in the future.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica, Prophecy, South America
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [75931]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1882-05-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:14
Little, James A. “A Family Dialogue.” Juvenile Instructor 17, no. 10 (1882): 155.
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Discusses fulfillment of prophecy given in 1 Nephi 13:14. Columbus and Indian oppression was foretold centuries ago, and prophecies yet remain to be fulfilled in the future.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica, Prophecy, South America
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [76502]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1882-05-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:18
Ensign. “Family History Together.” Ensign April 2000.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [54314]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2000-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 531  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:52:18
Ensign. “Family Home Evening Helps: Book of Mormon Stories.” Ensign October 2005.
ID = [56671]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2005-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1597  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:14:04
Gregory, Ellen. “Family Home Evening Helps: ‘I’ll Be Nephi’” Ensign, March 2004.
ID = [55985]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2004-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1770  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:13:59
Burgess, S. A. “Family of the Brother of Jared.” Journal of History 18 (1925): 255-56.
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Argues that the LDS reading of the word “families” in Ether 1:16 is incorrect. The word “families” should be corrected, according to the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon, to read “family” The RLDS version of the Book of Mormon presents the correct reading.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [79444]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1925-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Church News. “A Family Project to Build Faith.” Church News 31 (28 October 1961): 16.
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Sets forth a few ideas on how to make reading the Book of Mormon more interesting to children.

ID = [78876]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1961-10-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:34
Toy, Steve. “The Family That Drives Together.” Ensign, January 1981.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [45247]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3821  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:48:47
Badger, Wanda West. “The Family That Writes Together.” Ensign, April 1979.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [44477]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1979-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 799  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:46:22
Ensign. “The Family-to-Family Book of Mormon Program.” Ensign May 1987.
ID = [48120]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6807  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:49:07
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Famine in the Land.” Children’s Friend 62 (October 1963): 6-7.
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A children’s story of how Nephi asked God to smite the earth with a famine instead of having the people destroyed by the sword so that the people might repent.

ID = [79445]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Carmer, Carl. The Farm Boy and the Angel. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1970.
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Chapters 1-7 of this work deal with the Book of Mormon. Discusses the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and points out the secretive nature under which the book came forth. Believes that Joseph Smith was ill-prepared for such a work and was given to grandiose imaginations. This work is reviewed in A.161.

ID = [78479]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Seely, David Rolph. “FARMS and Its Contributions to the Study of the Book of Mormon: 1979–2011.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 30 (2021): 111-141.
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“The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) was founded by John W. (Jack) Welch in 1979 as a private nonprofit educational organization dedicated primarily to the study of the Book of Mormon but eventually branching out into many other issues related to Latter-day Saint scripture. Welch founded FARMS in California and brought it with him (with permission of Associate Vice President Robert K. Thomas and Law School Dean Rex E. Lee) when he was hired at the Brigham Young University (BYU) Law School in 1980. FARMS became officially affiliated with BYU in 1997 and was eventually subsumed by the formation of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship in 2006. After the formation of the Maxwell Institute, the FARMS initiatives were gradually phased out, and with the dissolution of the FARMS Review in 2012, virtually all vestiges of FARMS, except the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, disappeared from the Maxwell Institute. FARMS originally defined its research interests to include ’ancient history, language, literature, culture, geography, politics and law,’ all related primarily or comparatively to the Book of Mormon. Indeed, a review of FARMS publications throughout the years demonstrates that its research is found in all of these areas. FARMS aimed to produce peer-reviewed scholarship that would be reputable to scholars, and also to present their scholarship to a general (Latter-day Saint) audience. The organization developed a host of venues for creating and disseminating its works on the Book of Mormon. The number of publications is remarkable, in addition to their breadth and significance. This short paper will attempt to review and evaluate the contribution of FARMS to Book of Mormon studies and scholarship during the period from 1979 to 2011.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Study; Publications (Mormon), FARMS Review of Books; Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS)
ID = [81944]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:25
Insights. “FARMS Review Answers Critics, Sizes Up Scholarship.” Insights 26, no. 2 (2006).
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At 500 pages, the new FARMS Review (vol. 17, no. 2) nearly bursts its binding with items of interest for anyone desiring to be well-informed on Mormon studies. The coverage ranges from Lehi’s encampments in Arabia and the resurgence of the all-but-dead Spalding theory to Jewish-Mormon relations, creation ex nihilo, and the Egyptian Hor Book of Breathings.

Keywords: FARMS; scholarship; Book of Mormon; Bible
ID = [66808]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:58
Insights. “FARMS Review Probes Geography, Papyri, Isaiah, Creation, and More.” Insights 25, no. 2 (2005).
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The latest FARMS Review (vol. 16, no. 2, 2004) is another weighty issue flush with articles covering a wide array of interesting topics. In the lineup are reviews of works on Book of Mormon geography, de-Christianization of the Old Testament, the Joseph Smith Papyri, Isaiah’s central message, Jerusalem in Lehi’s day, creation theology, gospel symbolism, and the Christian countercult movement. Also included are two freestanding essays, one older article of lasting appeal (initiating a new feature in the Review), book notes, a 2003 Book of Mormon bibliography, and the editor’s top picks of recent publications. A foretaste of the many engaging articles follows.

Keywords: FARMS; geography; Isaiah; creation
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [66779]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:58
Insights. “FARMS Symposium Opens Window on Lehi’s World.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).
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FARMS’s publication earlier this year of Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem was a significant milestone in Book of Mormon studies. The prodigious effort marshaled the research talents of 19 BYU scholars in a multidisciplinary reconstruction of Lehi’s Old World environment. Those who acquaint themselves with this groundbreaking research will read 1 Nephi with new eyes—with a greater awareness of the sociocultural context and lifeways of Lehi’s world.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; BYU; FARMS Symposium; Lehi
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [66742]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:57
Wallis, James H. “A Fascinating Story.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 95, no. 14 (6 April 1933): 225-29.
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Book of Mormon gives world new light on ancient history. Archaeology confirms its truth. Quetzalcoatl stems from Christ’s visit. Hagoth’s expeditions possibly settled South Pacific islands. Politics and war are highly developed in Book of Mormon, which is a divine record.

ID = [81421]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1933-04-06  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:22
Nielsen, Hillary. “‘Faster Alone but Further Together’” Commencement, Brigham Young University, April 28, 2023.
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BYU’s unique, spiritually infused education gave my father (and all of us) the chance, the space, and the fuel to grow as disciples of Christ and children of God serving in this world.

Keywords: BYU
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [70325]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2023-04-28  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:02:46
Ricks, Stephen D. “Fasting in the Book of Mormon and the Bible.” In The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture, ed. Paul R. Cheesman, 127–136. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Fasting
RSC Topics > D — F > Fasting
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
ID = [36976]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 15078  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:23
First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “The Father and the Son: A Doctrinal Exposition.” Improvement Era 19, no. 10 (1916): 934-942.
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In the early 1900s, some discussion arose among Church members about the roles of God the Father and Jesus Christ. The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued the following in 1916 to clarify the meaning of certain scriptures where Jesus Christ, or Jehovah, is designated as the Father.

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet), Creation, Doctrine, Godhead, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, Trinity
ID = [76728]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1916-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:19
Bowen, Matthew L. “Father Is a Man: The Remarkable Mention of the Name Abish in Alma 19:16 and Its Narrative Context.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 14 (2015): 77-93.
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Abstract: The mention of “Abish” and a “remarkable vision of her father” (Alma 19:16) is itself remarkable, since women and servants are rarely named in the Book of Mormon text. As a Hebrew/Lehite name, “Abish” suggests the meaning “Father is a man,” the midrashic components ʾab- (“father”) and ʾîš (“man”) being phonologically evident. Thus, the immediate juxtaposition of the name “Abish” with the terms “her father” and “women” raises the possibility of wordplay on her name in the underlying text. Since ʾab-names were frequently theophoric — i.e., they had reference to a divine Father (or could be so understood) — the mention of “Abish” (“Father is a man”) takes on additional theological significance in the context of Lamoni’s vision of the Redeemer being “born of a woman and … redeem[ing] all mankind” (Alma 19:13). The wordplay on “Abish” thus contributes thematically to the narrative’s presentation of Ammon’s typological ministrations among the Lamanites as a “man” endowed with great power, which helped the Lamanites understand the concept of “the Great Spirit” (Yahweh) becoming “man.” Moreover, this wordplay accords with the consistent Book of Mormon doctrine that the “very Eternal Father” would (and did) condescend to become “man” and Suffering Servant.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Judges
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [4255]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 43554  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:46
Peterson, H. Donl. “Father Lehi.” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 55–66. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36891]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 24028  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:22
Black, Susan Easton. “Father Lehi: A Visionary Man.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. This is a transcript of a presentation made as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Lehi’s dream of the tree of life, recorded in 1 Nephi 8, was a familial dream as father Lehi was primarily concerned for the eternal salvation of his posterity. Susan Easton Black discusses Lehi’s role as patriarch in his family—his counsel and leadership, his love for his family, and his heartache for Laman and Lemuel who chose not to partake of the fruit—and compares his life with that of Joseph Smith Sr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [8602]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:00:49
Millet, Robert L. “Father Lehi: Laying the Foundation for the Lehite Dispensation.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Robert Millet explains what Jerusalem was like in Lehi’s time according to information in the book of Jeremiah and the Book of Mormon. He reviews the teachings of Lehi concerning the coming of a Messiah to counter the effects of the fall, the important place of the house of Israel in the Lord’s scheme for this earth, the role of grace through Christ’s redemption, and the future calling of Joseph Smith as a “choice seer.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8532]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:00:49
Craig, Marshall R. “Father Lehi: Prophet and Patriarch.” Ensign, September 1976.
ID = [43343]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 14299  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:46:14
Giles, John D. “Father Lehi’s Children.” Improvement Era 49, no. 9 (1946): 556-559, 601-602.
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This article describes President George Albert Smith’s visit to Mexico City. Several prophecies concerning the Lamanites are quoted to show the importance of the Lamanites in the last days.

Keywords: Lamanites, Mexico, Missionary Work, Prophecy, Smith, George A.
ID = [77037]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1946-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:21
Harper, D. J. “Father Made Mountains into Molehills.” Ensign, September 1985.
ID = [47269]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 583  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:49:01
Kimball, Edward L. Father of a Prophet: Andrew Kimball. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2011.
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Spencer W. Kimball spent innumerable hours working on a biography of his father, Andrew, but was unable to finish it. This book, completed by Spencer’s son and biographer, Edward L. Kimball, brings that desire to fulfillment. Father of a Prophet is the link between Andrew’s apostle father (Heber C. Kimball) and his prophet son (Spencer W. Kimball), and it provides an important prologue to the biographies Spencer W. Kimball (1977), and Lengthen Your Stride: The Presidency of Spencer W. Kimball (2005). Andrew presided for twelve years over the Indian Territory Mission, and he worked for years as a salesman in Utah and Idaho traveling from village to village. Then, in 1898, Church leaders called Andrew to move with his family to Arizona and preside over the St. Joseph Stake, covering southeastern Arizona and extending to El Paso, Texas, including the Mor­mon settlements in the Gila River Valley. Andrew invested himself deeply in his adopted community. He served a term in the Arizona legislature and exerted statewide influence as chair of the agricultural and horticultural commission. Whenever a vacancy occurred in the Quorum of the Twelve, Andrew’s name received speculative mention. His twenty-five years in stake administration illuminate the Church’s maturation from pioneer times to a period of inter­national growth, and his exemplary loyalty and personal high principles were passed on to his son Spencer, especially as father and son served together in the stake presidency.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [75279]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,church-history  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:10
Clark, E. Douglas, and Robert S. Clark. Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1991.
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Describes the relationships between fathers and sons in the Book of Mormon. For instance, righteous fathers taught their sons and righteous sons followed the example of their fathers. The greatest father and son are represented to be God and Jesus Christ. The book reinforces and describes the most important role of a man— fatherhood. This work is reviewed in J.114 and M.240.

ID = [77792]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Welch, John W. “The Father’s Command to Keep Records in the Small Plates of Nephi.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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John Welch discusses Nephi’s commandment to his son Jacob that a record be kept on the small plates. Welch delineates the obligations entailed in Nephi’s commandment and suggests that descendants of Jacob—Enos, Jarom, Omni, Amaron, Chemish, Abinadom, and Amaleki—felt a strong sense of duty to see that it was fulfilled.

Keywords: Abinadom (Son of Chemish); Amaleki (Son of Abinadom); Amaron (Son of Omni); Chemish (Brother of Amaron); Enos (Son of Jacob); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Omni (Son of Enos); Recordkeeping; Small Plates
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
ID = [1531]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 20851  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:19
Felt, Marie F. “A Father’s Love Rewarded.” Instructor 96 (March 1961): 91-2.
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Children’s flannel board story of Alma and the people he baptized at the waters of Mormon, and Alma the Younger’s conversion.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [78877]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:34
Holyoak, Trevor. “‘Feast upon the Words of Christ’” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 231-238.
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Review of Book of Mormon Central, “ScripturePlus” (https://www.scriptureplus.org/); The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Gospel Library” (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/pages/mobileapps/gospellibrary); and Living Tree Software, “ScriptureNotes” (https://scripturenotes.com/).
Abstract: ScriptureNotes is a valuable tool for serious, in-depth scripture study, and it definitely has the best search functionality. ScripturePlus, in its current state, is good for daily reading of the Book of Mormon, thanks to its helpful linked resources. But if you often mark or underline as you read, you’ll need to use Gospel Library, which is also the only app that includes the Church’s vast resources beyond the scriptures.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Translation and Publication > Modern History
ID = [3528]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 11023  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:44
Smoot, Stephen O. “Feasting on the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 31 (2019): 143-150.
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Abstract: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship has recently published a new study edition of the Book of Mormon. Edited by Grant Hardy, the Maxwell Institute Study Edition (MISE) incorporates important advances in Book of Mormon scholarship from the past few decades while grounding the reader’s experience in the text of the Book of Mormon. The reformatted text presented in the MISE improves the readability of the Book of Mormon, while footnotes, charts, bibliographies, and short explanatory essays highlight the strides made in recent years related to Book of Mormon scholarship. The MISE is a phenomenal edition of the Book of Mormon that is representative of the sort of close attention and care Latter-day Saints should be giving the text.
Review of Grant Hardy, ed. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Maxwell Institute Study Edition (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University / Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2018). 648 pp. $35.00 (paperback).

ID = [3593]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 16139  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:44
Rust, Richard Dilworth. Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Though the King James Version of the Bible has long been admired for the elegance and beauty of its language, its companion volume, the Book of Mormon, has only recently begun to be truly appreciated for its own literary merits.
In Feasting on the Word, Richard Rust shows the Book of Mormon to be not only a bounteous doctrinal storehouse but also a treasury of literary riches, bidding us to taste, touch, see, and hear in order to experience things of the Spirit. Rust explains that the text was planned purposefully and shaped artistically so that form and content are totally integrated, as they are in great works of literature.
Literary elements used by the book’s prophetic writers to invite the reader to come unto Christ include form and imagery, poetry and narrative, repetition and chiasm. Several such elements are of ancient Hebrew and Middle Eastern origin, and their presence in the Book of Mormon testifies of its conscious literary craftsmanship.
With its doctrinal content so plain and precious, the Book of Mormon fulfills both our spiritual and our artistic longings; it speaks to us intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. This interconnection of truth and goodness is explored with sensitivity and intelligence and will enhance the reader’s awareness and appreciation of the truth and beauty of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [6986]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 548139  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:00:42
Walker, Steven C. “Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 37, no. 4 (1998): 179.
ID = [11858]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 7081  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/13/24 10:24:49
Hallen, Cynthia L. “Feasting upon the Works: A Tribute to John L. Sorenson.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 181-184.
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Review of Mormons, Scriptures, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson (1998), edited by Davis Bitton

Keywords: Ancient America; Asherah; Early Church History; Education; Festschrift; Kingship; Mesoamerica; Missionary Work; Native Americans; Tree of Life
ID = [366]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 9709  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:11
Hanson, Paul M. “The Feathered Serpent in Mexico and Central America.” Saints’ Herald 97 (4 December 1950): 1165-67.
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The origin of the “feathered serpent” in the American native culture can best be explained by the Book of Mormon scripture that tells of Moses’ placing the fiery serpent upon the stick. This author sees the feathered serpent as a symbol of Christ, whose visit is recorded in Third Nephi.

ID = [80460]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-12-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:16
Hansen, Lorin K. “Feedback: Chiasmus Caution.” New Era 3, no. 1 (1973): 3.
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A letter to the editor points out that chiasmus was indeed known by English and German scholars before Joseph Smith’s time, but it is probable that Joseph Smith did not know of the form during his day.

Keywords: Chiasmus
ID = [76618]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1973-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:19
Tanner, Jerald, and Sandra Tanner. “Ferguson’s Rejection of the Book of Mormon Verified.” Salt Lake City Messenger 76 (November 1990): 6-10.
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Advertisement for the authors’ work Ferguson’s Manuscript Unveiled, which deals with Thomas Ferguson’s loss of faith in the Book of Mormon as an ancient book.

ID = [79446]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1990-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Doddridge, David W. “Fertility, Right?” Sunstone 15 (October 1991): 9.
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Takes issue with John Kunich’s theory that a 2 percent per year population growth in the Book of Mormon is “unheard of” According to newly issued population reports of May 1991, the Mideast is expanding at 2.8 percent, South Asia at 2.3 and Africa and 3 percent. It is possible that this type of population growth can occur.

ID = [79447]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Unattributed. A Few Plain Words About Mormonism Showing That Latter-Day Saints Are No Saints at All, Proved By Extracts from Their Writings. London: John Wright Steam Press, Bristol, 184?.
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Finds that the Bible is the word of God. The Book of Mormon is found lacking, indeed an imposture. Provides some relevant statistics about the book, its claims, and its story using extracts from its text. Compares these extracts with biblical ones to show that the Book of Mormon is absurd and ridiculous, pointing out atrocities from the book.

ID = [77413]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:24
Unattributed. “A Few Reasons Why You Should Study the Book of Mormon.” The Rod of Iron 1 (July, August, September 1924): 25.
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The Book of Mormon deals with many important topics, including baptism for the dead, deathbed repentance, secret societies, and the organization of Christ’s church.

ID = [78878]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:34
Butler, John M. “A Few Thoughts From a Believing DNA Scientist.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 1 (2003): 36-37.
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The Book of Mormon does not give sufficient information about the background of Ishmael’s wife, the wives of Ishmael’s sons, and Nephi’s sisters to test the mitochondrial DNA of the group. Other problems for critics’ assertions include the uncertainty of Lehi’s possession of an Abrahamic Y chromosome and the complete disregard for the entire Jaredite population (remnants of which may have survived their final battle). Confident scientific conclusions are difficult to attain and cannot replace a spiritual witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Ishmael; Mitochondrial DNA; Y Chromesome
ID = [3110]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7004  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:41
Tuttle, A. Theodore. “Field White to Harvest—South America.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1965.
ID = [27678]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1965-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 8462  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:16:17
Tuttle, A. Theodore. “Field White to Harvest—South America.” Improvement Era 68, no. 6 (1965): 501-502.
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The author states that the South American people are descendants of Israelites who built great civilizations and walked and talked with the risen Lord. The Book of Mormon is a record of their departure from their homeland, their wars, and their destruction. Their legends still contain fragments of their Book of Mormon heritage.

Keywords: Hebraic Indian Theory, Missionary Work, Native Americans, South America
ID = [76729]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1965-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:19
Smoot, Stephen O. “The ‘Fiery Darts of the Adversary’ in 1 Nephi 15:24.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 18 (2016): 5-9.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [3774]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 11528  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:46
Mesle, Carl. “The Fifth and Sixth Gospels.” Restoration Witness 7 (April 1969): 4-5.
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The Book of Mormon is an account of God’s dealings with his people in America and is a second witness for Christ. 3 Nephi may be considered the “Fifth Gospel” and the Doctrine and Covenants represents the “Sixth Gospel” of Christ. Together these works set forth the correct way of life.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [80461]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-04-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:16
Patch, Robert C. “The Fifth Gospel.” Instructor 103 (April 1968): 171-73.
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Shows more than 25 agreements between 3 Nephi and the Gospels of the New Testament. Gives reasons that 3 Nephi should be referred to as the “fifth gospel”

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [80462]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:16
Roberts, B. H. “Fifth Gospel”.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 67, no. 2 (January 12, 1905): 17-20.
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Addresses claims against 3 3 Nephi by “a sectarian minister of high standing” that the “Fifth Gospel” only deserved a place among the “apocryphal gospels” because he challenged that it did not add anything to the understanding of Christ. Elder Roberts responds in this article be asserting that 3 Nephi’s relation of the appearance of the risen Christ on the American continent shows that His ministry was not limited to the eastern hemisphere; He also visited the lost tribes of Israel and raised up prophets in the Americas who foretold his appearance.

Keywords: Christ in America, Fifth Gospel, Jesus Christ, Postmortal Appearances of
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [76665]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-01-12  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:19
Roberts, B. H. “Fifth Gospel”.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 67, no. 3 (January 19, 1905): 43-46.
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Continues addressing the claims against 3 Nephi of “a sectarian minister of high standing” by citing Native American tradition and history that offered parallels to the destruction that occurred at the death of the Savior. Roberts specifically cites teachings of the Savior at his appearance in Bountiful and at His Sermon at the Temple.

Keywords: Christ in America, Fifth Gospel, Jesus Christ, Postmortal Appearances of, Native Americans, Sermon at the Temple
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [76667]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-01-19  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:19
Roberts, B. H. “Fifth Gospel”.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 67, no. 4 (January 26, 1905): 52-55.
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Continues addressing the claims against 3 Nephi of “a sectarian minister of high standing” by noting distinctions between the Sermon on the Mount in the Old World and the Sermon at the Temple in the New World, specifically between the Savior’s remarks to the twelve and those to the multitude, and pointing out that 3 Nephi specifies the proper mode of baptism and the sacrament.

Keywords: Christ in America, Fifth Gospel, Jesus Christ, Postmortal Appearances of, Priesthood Ordinance - Baptism, Priesthood Ordinance - Sacrament, Sermon at the Temple, Sermon on the Mount
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [76668]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-01-26  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:19
Roberts, B. H. “Fifth Gospel”.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 67, no. 5 (February 2, 1905): 75-78.
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Concludes addressing the claims against 3 Nephi of “a sectarian minister of high standing” by discussing the Savior’s teachings of John 10:16 on “other sheep” and how that teaching is fulfilled by His ministry to the Nephites and the lost tribes. He states that “the truths of the fifth or Nephite gospel are as precious and important as are those of the other four gospels.”

Keywords: Christ in America, Fifth Gospel, Jesus Christ, Postmortal Appearances of, Other Sheep
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [76669]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-02-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:19
Skousen, Royal. “The Fifth Printing of the Yale Edition of the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. June 3, 2020.
ID = [5880]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-06-03  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 10242  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:50:07
Evans, Richard L., and David O. McKay. “Fifty-two Quotes.” Improvement Era 64, no. 1 (1961): 28-30.
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This article is a challenge to readers of the Book of Mormon to memorize scriptural quotes as they read the work.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Scripture Study, Study Helps
ID = [77163]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:22
Church News. “Film Aids Scripture Story.” Church News 42 (16 September 1972): 12.
Display Abstract  

A film released by Brigham Young University shows the background, history, and content of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79448]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1972-09-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Brown, S. Kent, and Peter N. Johnson, eds. “A Filmmaking Odyssey.” In Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land
ID = [75527]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:12
Church News. “Films Urge Youths—Stay ‘Free to Choose’” Church News 56 (7 September 1986): 8-9, 13.
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A series of Church films for young adults portrays modern parallels to Book of Mormon stories.

ID = [79449]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-09-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Clark, John E. “The Final Battle for Cumorah.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 79-113.
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Review of Christ in North America (1993), by Delbert W. Curtis. Clark examines the scholarship and logic involved in assuming a one-Cumorah theory for Book of Mormon geography.

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; Hill Cumorah; North America
ID = [182]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 77597  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:09
Sears, John. Final State of Mankind, Demonstrated by the Prophecies of the Old and New Testaments, Also the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants. Salt Lake City: Joseph Hyrum Parry & Co., 1886.
Display Abstract  

A booklet containing commentary and scriptural quotes from the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants that pertain to prophecies of the second coming, the new Jerusalem, judgment, and the degrees of glory.

ID = [77793]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1886-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Smith, Sara D. “Finding Answers in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, January 2012.
ID = [59548]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7451  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:14:23
Welch, John W. “Finding Answers to B.H. Roberts’s Questions and ‘An Unparallel’” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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From 1921 to 1922 B. H. Roberts wrote three papers that listed parallels between the Book of Mormon and the second edition (1825) of Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews. Roberts constructed the possible argument that the Book of Mormon relied upon Ethan Smith’s book. John Welch responds to that claim by addressing the issues Roberts raised and by listing over eighty differences between the two works.

Keywords: 19th Century Literature; B.H.; Ethan; Historicity; Roberts; Smith; View of the Hebrews
ID = [1532]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 124784  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:19
Pinnock, Hugh W. Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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One important and fruitful area of Book of Mormon studies has focused on ancient Hebrew literary forms present in the text. After years of studying these fascinating forms, Hugh W. Pinnock offers his perspective on their beauty, function, and background. By design this book offers a basic working knowledge of only some of the ancient literary forms identified in the Book of Mormon. Together they represent a significant percentage of the types of ancient forms drawn upon by the Nephite prophets.
The author explains that knowledge of ancient Hebrew writing forms and Jewish poetry is incomplete even today, and much less so in the Prophet Joseph Smith’s day. The book aims to deepen faith in the authenticity of the Book of Mormon by calling attention to its ancient character and affirming that it was translated—not written, or even capable of being written—in early 19th-century America.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [6999]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 242576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:00:42
Maxwell, Robert L. “Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 40, no. 1 (2001): 219.
ID = [11694]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 2884  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/13/24 10:24:48
Black, Susan Easton. Finding Christ through the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987.
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Jesus Christ is the central figure in the Book of Mormon. He is referred to about every 1.7 verses and is called by 101 different names. The Book of Mormon explains how to know about Christ and be like him and how to be an example of him. Author includes helpful charts listing the names of Christ and the average number of references to Christ per book in the Book of Mormon. This work is reviewed in W.341.

ID = [77794]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
LeSueur, Amanda. “Finding Comfort in King Benjamin’s Counsel.” Ensign, August 2008.
ID = [57957]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2546  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:14:12
Benson, RoseAnn, and Shon D. Hopkin. “Finding Doctrine and Meaning in Book of Mormon Isaiah.” Religious Educator Vol. 15 no. 1 (2014).
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
RSC Topics > D — F > Doctrine
RSC Topics > L — P > Old Testament
ID = [38162]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rel-educ  Size: 72034  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:31
Watson, Faith S. “Finding Healing in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, December 2020.
ID = [63739]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3660  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:18:53
Perego, Ugo A. “Finding Lehi in America through DNA Analysis.” In A Reason for Faith, ed. Laura H. Hales. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
ID = [34632]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:52
Aston, Warren P. “Finding Nephi’s ‘Bountiful’ in the Real World.” Meridian Magazine, September 20, 2010.
ID = [66560]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2010-09-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:57
Packer, Boyd K. “Finding Ourselves in Lehi’s Dream.” Ensign, August 2010.
ID = [58882]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 14035  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:14:18
Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M. “Finding Strength in the Lord.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, September 27, 2022.
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Whether it is a no-problem day or we are in the midst of an intensive period of testing and trial in our lives, we can find strength in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Keywords: Adversity; Covenants; Jesus Christ; Patience; Strength; Trust; Collection: Jesus Christ; Our Savior and Redeemer; Collection: Overcoming Adversity; Podcast: Recent Speeches
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [70297]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2022-09-27  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:02:46
Aston, Warren P. “Finding the First Verifiable Book of Mormon Site.” Meridian Magazine, April 4, 2014.
ID = [66543]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-04-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:57
Garner, Christopher B. “Finding the Real Joy of Christmas through the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, December 2020.
ID = [63728]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3893  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:18:53
Ensign. “Finding Truth in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign January 1996.
ID = [52266]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12619  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:52:05
Skousen, Royal. “Findings about the Printer’s Manuscript.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Royal Skausen gives information about the history, corrections, and the use of the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3101]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 4846  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:41
Skousen, Royal, and Stanford A. Carmack. “Finishing up the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project: An Introduction to The History of the Text of the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Conjectural Emendation; Critical Text; Foreign Language Translation; Grammar; Language – Early Modern English; Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon’ Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon
ID = [32555]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 54488  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:44
Whittaker, David J., and Arnold K. Garr, eds. A Firm Foundation: Church Organization and Administration. Proceedings of The 2010 BYU Church History Symposium. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
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The 2010 BYU Church History Symposium How did a church that started with just six official members blossom into a global organization of over fourteen million members? Authors such as Richard L. Bushman, John W. Welch, and Susan Easton Black show how Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and other leaders established the foundation upon which the Church was built. According to Welch, the Book of Mormon provides the foundational administrative principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, “not only its doctrines and instructions for personal living but also its many administrative guidelines.” He went on to say, “The administrative character and personality of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has indeed grown directly from the genetic material found in the Book of Mormon.” This book teaches how the individuals throughout Church history were inspired to restore and establish Christ’s Church in the latter days. ISBN 978-0-8425-2785-9

ID = [33271]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,brigham,rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size:   Children: 28  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:45

Articles

Bushman, Richard Lyman. “Joseph Smith and Power.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35153]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history,smith-joseph-jr  Size: 26781  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:10
Welch, John W. “The Book of Mormon as the Keystone of Church Administration.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrament
ID = [35154]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-church-history,welch  Size: 89887  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:10
Bennett, Richard E. “‘The Circumference of the Apostleship’” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Apostasy
RSC Topics > A — C > Apostle
RSC Topics > G — K > Gift of the Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > L — P > Melchizedek Priesthood
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
ID = [35155]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 46585  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:10
Ostler, Craig James. “The Articles and Covenants: A Handbook for New Branches.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [35156]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 25539  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Darowski, Joseph F. “Seeking After the Ancient Order: Conferences and Councils in Early Church Governance, 1830–34.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35157]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 35249  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Staker, Mark Lyman. “Sharing Authority: Developing the First Presidency in Ohio.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > G — K > High Priest
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [35158]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 50994  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Black, Susan Easton. “Early Quorums of the Seventies.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Endowment
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorums of the Seventy
ID = [35159]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 46501  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Walker, Ronald W. “Six Days in August: Brigham Young and the Succession Crisis of 1844.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Endowment
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
ID = [35160]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  brigham,rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 76544  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Woods, Fred E. “Men in Motion: Administering and Organizing the Gathering.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35161]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 53920  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Alford, Kenneth L. “A History of Mormon Catechisms.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35162]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 35193  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Benson, RoseAnn. “Primary Association Pioneers: An Early History.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
ID = [35163]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 61952  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Peterson, Janet. “Young Women of Zion: An Organizational History.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
RSC Topics > T — Z > Youth
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35164]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 33602  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Alexander, Thomas G. “Church Administrative Change in the Progressive Period, 1898–1930.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > G — K > General Authorities
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
RSC Topics > T — Z > Tithing
ID = [35165]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 49507  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Goodman, Michael A. “Correlation: The Early Years.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
ID = [35166]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 39655  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Mott, Elizabeth, and Sherry P. Baker. “From Radio to the Internet: Church Use of Electronic Media in the Twentieth Century.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35167]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 44080  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Hall, Dave. “Relief Society Educational and Social Welfare Work, 1900–1929.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > T — Z > Welfare
RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
ID = [35168]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 31026  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Griffiths, Casey Paul. “Joseph F. Merrill and the Transformation of Church Education.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Education
ID = [35169]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 55368  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Moore, Theodore D., and William G. Hartley. “The Church’s Beautification Movement, 1937–47.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > T — Z > War
RSC Topics > T — Z > Welfare
ID = [35170]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 72095  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Woodger, Mary Jane, and Jessica Wainwright Christensen. “Ardeth Greene Kapp’s Influence on the Young Women Organization.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
RSC Topics > T — Z > Youth
ID = [35171]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 40408  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Esplin, Scott C. “Tying It to the Priesthood: Harold B. Lee’s Restructuring of the Young Men Organization.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Aaronic Priesthood
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > T — Z > Youth
ID = [35172]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 45917  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Livingstone, John P. “N. Eldon Tanner and Church Administration.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > Q — S > Service
ID = [35173]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 34525  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Hicks, Michael. “How to Make (and Unmake) a Mormon Hymnbook.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35174]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 31330  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Kimball, Edward L. “Events and Changes during the Administration of Spencer W. Kimball.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > Temples
RSC Topics > T — Z > Welfare
ID = [35175]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 21244  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Richards, A. LeGrand, and Jessie L. Embry. “Global Lessons from a Local Stake.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > Q — S > Service
RSC Topics > T — Z > Welfare
ID = [35176]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 40965  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Minert, Roger P. “Succession in German Mission Leadership during World War II.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > War
ID = [35177]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 31385  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Cowan, Richard O. “The Seventies’ Role in Worldwide Church Administration.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > G — K > General Authorities
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorums of the Seventy
ID = [35178]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 36770  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Britsch, R. Lanier. “Missions and Missionary Administration and Organization.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Creation
RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorums of the Seventy
ID = [35179]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 31910  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Whittaker, David J. “Mormon Administrative and Organizational History: A Source Essay.” In A Firm Foundation, eds. David J. Whittaker and Arnold K. Garr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Aaronic Priesthood
RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > A — C > Consecration
RSC Topics > D — F > First Presidency
RSC Topics > G — K > General Authorities
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorums of the Seventy
RSC Topics > Q — S > Relief Society
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
RSC Topics > Q — S > Service
RSC Topics > T — Z > Tithing
RSC Topics > T — Z > Welfare
RSC Topics > T — Z > Women
ID = [35180]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 190425  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:11
Vestal, Kirk H., and Arthur Wallace. The Firm Foundation of Mormonism. Los Angeles: LL Co., 1981.
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An apologetic work attempting to demonstrate evidence supporting Mormon beliefs. The authors provide a review of some of the evidence tending to support the Book of Mormon’s complexity and authenticity. Among the topics discussed pertaining to the Book of Mormon are the Eleven Witnesses, archaeology, linguistic complexities, proper names, the allegory in Jacob 5, the Nephite monetary system, modern philosophies predicted by Book of Mormon writers, and others.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [78480]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Ceram, C. W. The First American: A Story of North American Archaeology. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.
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Explains (pp. 204-5) that the Book of Mormon does not consider the ancient inhabitants of America to be from the lost ten tribes, but rather from the period of the Tower of Babel, and Israelites from 600 B.C.

ID = [78481]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Anderson, Henry. The First Americans: A Pictorial Version of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1947.
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A cartoon-style story of the Book of Mormon for children.

ID = [78482]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1947-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Aston, Warren P. “The First Archaeological Support for the Book of Mormon.” Meridian Magazine, January 5, 2011.
ID = [66558]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2011-01-05  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:57
Fry, Evan A. “The First Christmas in America.” Saints’ Herald (23 December 1944): 1463-64.
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A second story of the first Christmas, contemporaneous with that recorded in Luke, is recorded in the Book of Mormon. The people in America were Christ’s “other sheep” They were given signs of his birth.

ID = [80463]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1944-12-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:16
Draper, Richard D. “The First Coming of the Lord to the Jews: a Book of Mormon Perspective.” The 28th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 1999.
ID = [38823]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:35
Hart, John L. “First Convert in Thailand.” Church News 49 (20 October 1979): 13.
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Srilaksang Gottsche, the first convert in Thailand, helped translate the Book of Mormon into Thai.

ID = [79450]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1979-10-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Brinley, Douglas E. “The First Families of the Book of Mormon.” In Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 20th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, edited by Bruce A. Van Orden and Brent L. Top, 29-41. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1992.
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The Book of Mormon provides excellent guidance regarding family relationships. For instance, Lehi showed how to avoid family arguments, Sariah demonstrated qualities of motherhood, and a number of positive and negative familial attitudes appeared in the brothers of Nephi, Laman, and Lemuel.

ID = [81054]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:20
Woodward, Charles L. “The First Half Century of Mormonism: Papers, Engravings, Photographs, and Autographed Letters.” 2 vols. New York: n.p., 1880.
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A collection of newspaper articles, photographs, and related items that present an overview of the Book of Mormon, relate how it came forth, and conclude that Joseph Smith was not the author of the book but Sidney Rigdon used the Spaulding manuscript to lay the foundation of this “magnificent scheme” after hearing about Joseph Smith’s claim to have found golden plates.

ID = [78483]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1880-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Frater, Nettie. “First Impressions of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 99 (30 June 1952): 612-13.
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While reading the Book of Mormon for the first time, the author was disappointed because it did not meet her expectations. She found it to lack “the grandeur of the Old Testament language,” personal stories, and too little mention of women.

ID = [79451]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1952-06-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Quinn, D. Michael. “The First Months of Mormonism: A Contemporary View by Diedrich Willers.” New York History 54 (July 1973): 317-33.
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A response to an attack on the Church by Willers, a minister of the German Reformed Church. This article contains important insights into the role of the Urim and Thummim in the translation of the Book of Mormon. Ten locations are cited as places for translation besides the Whitmer home.

ID = [80464]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1973-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:16
Jensen, Nephi. “First Nephi and Archaeology.” Improvement Era 22, no. 10 (1919): 855-858.
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This article discusses specific archaeological findings and a number of legends that deal with the book of 1 Nephi. It further argues that neither Solomon Spaulding nor Joseph Smith could have known about the archaeological findings nor the legends.

Keywords: 1 Nephi, Ancient America - South America, Archaeology, Book of Mormon Geography - South America, Spaulding, Solomon
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [76784]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1919-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:20
Smith, Larry K. “First Nephi: Study Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995): 3-5.
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Review of First Nephi: Study Book of Mormon (1998), by Zarahemla Research Foundation.

Keywords: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Scripture Study; Study Helps
ID = [213]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 5957  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:09
Voros, J. Frederic, Jr. “First two volumes of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 29, no. 2 (1989): 121.
ID = [10176]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 1816  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/11/24 5:49:40
Flake, Kathleen. “The First Vision as a Prehistory of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 (2020): 59-72.
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Most scholarly attention to the First Vision is dedicated to determining whether it happened or whether whatever happened is reliably described in the few primary accounts we have of it. My interests lie in a different direction. I am interested in the First Vision accounts insofar as they tell us something about religion, not about history, and not least because my wager is that this story, as a story, exceeds the limits of history, especially when it becomes understood as scripture. Which is to say, I want to better understand the work done by this story among the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For this analysis of Smith’s representation of his quest and its positive resolution, I will rely chiefly on the 1832 and 1838 manuscripts as the most intentional of the four accounts. They not only share a historiographical purpose but also are related in their production, the 1838 manuscript having used the 1832 account as a base for its narrative structure and descriptive detail of events. In contrast, the intervening 1835 account is a report of a conversation with a sole interlocutor observed by a notetaking third party. It less useful as a primary source for Smith’s understanding of the larger significance of his initial spiritual experience. The 1842 Wentworth letter is as intentional as the other church histories but relies on secondary accounts for much of its content. Finally, because of its canonical status, the 1838 manuscript is not merely authoritative but generative of the faithful reader’s religious convictions. Therefore, it is uniquely relevant to this analysis of the First Vision’s meaning and function among the Saints.

Keywords: First Vision; Multiple First Vision Accounts
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [10391]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 29485  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/12/24 10:02:20
Larsen, Val. “First Visions and Last Sermons: Affirming Divine Sociality, Rejecting the Greater Apostasy.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 37-84.
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Abstract: There is a kinship between Lehi and Joseph Smith. They are linked to each other by similar first visions, and they faced roughly the same theological problem. Resisted by elites who believe God is a Solitary Sovereign, both prophets affirm the pluralistic religion of Abraham, which features a sôd ’ĕlôhim (Council of Gods) in which the divine Father, Mother, and Son sit. These prophets are likewise linked by their last sermons: Lehi’s parting sermon/blessings of his sons and Joseph’s King Follett discourse. Along with the first visions and last sermons, the article closely reads Lehi’s dream, Nephi’s experience of Lehi’s dream, and parts of the Allegory of the Olive Tree, John’s Revelation, and Genesis, all of which touch on the theology of the Sôd (Council).

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Old Testament Scriptures > Deuteronomy
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Divine Council
ID = [3521]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 65002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:44
Tvedtnes, John A. “Firstborn in the Wilderness.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 63-65. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jacob; Wilderness
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [75655]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:12
MacKay, Michael Hubbard. “Firsthand Witness Accounts of the Translation.” The 44th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2015.
ID = [38856]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:36
Dirkmaat, Gerrit J., and Michael Hubbard MacKay. “Firsthand Witness Accounts of the Translation Process.” In The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, eds. Dennis L. Largey, Andrew H. Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > G — K > Gold Plates
RSC Topics > T — Z > Urim and Thummim
ID = [34707]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 49994  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:52
Tvedtnes, John A., and Matthew P. Roper. “Firstlings, Sacrifices, and Burnt Offerings.” Insights 26, no. 5 (2006).
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In abridging the account of the Nephite gathering under King Benjamin, Mormon stated, “And they also took of the firstlings of their flocks, that they might offer sacrifice and burnt offerings according to the law of Moses” (Mosiah 2:3). Under Mosaic law, first-lings, or firstborn animals, were dedicated to the Lord, meaning they were given to the priests, who were to sacrifice them and consume the flesh (see Exodus 13:12–15; Numbers 18:17). The exception to this rule was the firstborn lambs used for the Passover meal, which all Israel was to eat (see Exodus 12:5–7).

Keywords: Mormon; tradition; biblical text; sacrifice; burnt offerings
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [66825]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:58
Rowley, Dennis. “Fishing on the Kennet: The Victorian Boyhood of James E. Talmage, 1862?1876.” BYU Studies 33, no. 3 (1993): 480.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [12204]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 87500  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/13/24 10:24:51
Church News. “Five Accept Pres. Benson’s Invitation to Receive Copies of Book of Mormon.” Church News 56 (25 May 1986): 10.
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President Benson gave five personalized Books of Mormon away.

ID = [79452]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-05-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Interpreter Foundation. “Five Misunderstandings Of The Book of Mormon Text That Veils Discovery Of Its Geography.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 21, 2014.
ID = [4838]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-12-21  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 18521  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:49:59
Pratt, R. Steven. “The Five Sons of Jared and Charity Pratt.” Ensign, October 1979.
ID = [44677]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1979-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 25266  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:46:23
Dibble, Charles E. “The Five Suns in Aztec Mythology.” Improvement Era 46, no. 3 (1943): 133.
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A series of brief comments in which the author presents archaeological findings, architectural notes, and myths and legends that deal indirectly with the Book of Mormon. Dibble discusses the wheel, ancient irrigation methods, metals, Mexican and Mayan codices, Quetzalcoatl, ancient buildings, and numerous other related items. The twentieth part covers the “five suns” of Aztec mytology.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Mythology, Native Americans – Aztec, Quetzalcoatl, Sun
ID = [77019]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1943-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:21
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Five Who Handled the Plates.” Improvement Era 72, no. 7 (1969): 38-47.
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A review of five of the Eight Witnesses who handled the golden plates—the four Whitmer brothers and Hiram Page. The testimony of the five witnesses never failed. “In fellowship or alienation, youth or age, persecution, poverty or affluence, four Whitmer brothers and Hiram Page never altered their plain testimony that they handled the original metal record of the Book of Mormon.”

Keywords: Eight Witnesses, Gold Plates, Testimony, Whitmer, John
ID = [76887]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:21
Asay, Carlos E. “Flaxen Threads.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, February 7, 1982.
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The chain held by Satan is referred to in the scriptures as “the chains of hell” (Alma 12:11) … They start as flaxen threads and encumber a person habit by habit, sin by sin, and strand by strand.

Keywords: Habits; Self-Improvement; Podcast: Classic Speeches
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [68661]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1982-02-07  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:48:09
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Flight into the Wilderness.” 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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Originally published as a lesson in An Approach to the Book of Mormon (1957).
To appreciate the setting of much of Book of Mormon history, it is necessary to get a correct idea of what is meant by “wilderness”. That word has in the Book of Mormon the same connotation as in the Bible and usually refers to desert country. Throughout their entire history, the Book of Mormon people remain either wanderers in the wilderness or dwellers in close proximity to it. The motif of the Flight into the Wilderness is found throughout the book and has great religious significance as the type and reality of the segregation of the righteous from the wicked and the position of the righteous man as a pilgrim and an outcast on the earth. Both Nephites and Lamanites always retained their nomadic ways.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 1 Nephi
ID = [2042]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:22
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1988.
ID = [16044]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 8641  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:01:25
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, November 1988.
ID = [48792]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8536  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:49:11
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon.” Friend 19 (August 1989): inside front cover.
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A message to the children of the Church. Commends faithful members who read the Book of Mormon and take its message into all the world.

ID = [79453]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Ensign. “Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon.” Ensign March 1998.
ID = [53306]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1998-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 818  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:52:12
Church News. “‘Flooding’ Project is Answer to Prophet’s Call.” Church News 59 (25 March 1989): 11.
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When the prophet gave instructions to “flood the earth” with copies of the Book of Mormon, many LDS congregations complied with fliers advertising the Book of Mormon. When missionaries went to schools to help in religious studies, 94 students requested copies of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78822]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1989-03-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:34
Bassett, Arthur R. “Floods, Winds, and the Gates of Hell.” Ensign, June 1991.
ID = [50037]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19406  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:51:49
James, Coleen S. A Foe Beyond Reach. Bountiful, UT: Horizon, 1983.
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A novel based on the 25th to 31st years of the judges. Includes a table showing where specific allusions to the Book of Mormon are found.

ID = [77414]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:24
Card, Orson Scott. Folk of the Fringe. West Bloomield, MI: Phantasia, 1989.
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Takes Book of Mormon prophecies and weaves a science iction story of their fulillment.

ID = [77795]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Church News. “Follow Guidelines When ‘Sending the Book of Mormon on a Mission’” Church News 58 (15 October 1988): 14.
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Follow guidelines when sending testimonies and pictures to missionaries. Send money instead of books and try to get your testimony translated into another language.

ID = [79454]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-10-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Graham, Patricia L. “Follow Righteous Leaders.” Friend 18 (July 1988): 36-37.
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Children’s story of Captain Moroni and Amalickiah, based on Alma 46.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [79455]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Porter, L. Aldin. “Follow the Brethren.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1987.
ID = [15927]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1987-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 6219  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:01:25
Porter, L. Aldin. “Follow the Brethren.” Ensign, November 1987.
ID = [48329]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6123  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:49:08
Jensen, R. Devan. “Follow the Liahona.” Ensign, August 2002.
ID = [55342]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2002-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2044  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:13:55
Williams, Clyde J. “Following the Prophets: A Book of Mormon Perspective.” Ensign, July 2000.
ID = [54435]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2000-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12600  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:52:19
Davidson, Matilda Spaulding. Folly and Falsehood of the Book of Mormon. Hexham: E. Pruddah, 1839.
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The wife of Solomon Spaulding, Matilda Spaulding Davidson, provides reasons why Spaulding wrote Manuscript Found. She believes that the Book of Mormon is built on Manuscript Found and that Sidney Rigdon had access to the manuscript left by Spaulding at the printing office of Mr. Patterson sometime between the years 1812 and 1816.

ID = [79456]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1839-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Millet, Robert L. “Fools before God.” 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 discusses the evils of pride and the power of humility. The experiences related in the Book of Mormon depict the consequences of pride. Those scriptures also teach that if we trust in and rely upon the Lord, and if we are willing to acknowledge that he can make more of us than we could ever make of ourselves, we will be able us to avoid the perils of pride.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8533]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:00:49
Prince, Walter Franklin. “A Footnote: ‘Authorship of the Book of Mormon’” American Journal of Psychology 30 (1919): 427-28.
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A rebuttal to an article by Theodore Shroeder. The author defends his conclusion that Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78879]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1919-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:34
Bennett, Archibald F. “For a Wise Purpose.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 100, no. 13 (31 March 1938): 194-96, 203.
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Stresses that keeping genealogical records by all branches of the House of Israel is of great import. Outlines the sequence of prophets who prepared the sacred record that we have as the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81296]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1938-03-31  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:21
Matthews, Robert J. “For a Wise Purpose.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36242]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Stenson, Matthew Scott. “‘For a Wise Purpose in Him’: Alma 37’s Implications for Future Generations.” Religious Educator Vol. 23 no. 2 (2022).
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [82016]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2022-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:26
Carr, John Edward. “For in that Day . . ”: A History of Translation and Distribution, 1965-1980. Salt Lake City: author, 1985.
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Chapter eight details the history of the translation of the Book of Mormon into various languages. Translation languages of the Book of Mormon include Afrikaans, Vietnamese, Braille, and dozens of others.

ID = [77374]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:24
Fairbanks, Delamar R. “For Students of the Book of Mormon Only.” N.p.,n.d.
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Maintains that it is possible to identify geographical locations of the Book of Mormon. Asserts that the “Land of Nephi was . . . in the southern half of Costa Rica, between the 9th and 10th north degree parallel, south of the great wilderness. Bountiful . . . was very close to [the] 11° north parallel”

ID = [77796]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Davis, Ryan W. “For the Peace of the People: War and Democracy in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 17, no. 1 (2007): 42-55, 85-86.
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King Benjamin, in an attempt to establish and promote peace, created a form of government that may be understood as democratic. The political system is not a democracy in the way the term is understood today, but the democratic elements become especially clear when viewed next to its autocratic Lamanite counterpart. Davis demonstrates how a democratic system tends to bring more peace to a nation and, interestingly, also more victory when war does come upon them. The young Nephite state encountered the types of risks experienced in the modern progression to democracy, further illustrating how difficult a task it would have been for Joseph Smith to create this world. Although the democratic state played a role in the Nephite nation, the most important lesson in the Book of Mormon’s politics is that God makes all the difference.

Keywords: Democracy; Peace; Politics; Warfare
ID = [3204]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 59666  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:42
Pew, W. Ralph. “For the Sake of Retaining a Remission of Your Sins.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 227–245. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > D — F > Forgiveness
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sin
ID = [36840]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 38151  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:22
Black, Susan Easton, and Larry C. Porter. “‘For the Sum of Three Thousand Dollars’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 2 (2005): 4-11, 66-67.
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The familiar narrative of how Martin Harris mortgaged his farm to pay the printing cost of the first five thousand copies of the Book of Mormon overlooks details that make possible a fuller appreciation of his key role in the restoration of the gospel. Financially and otherwise, Harris was uniquely situated to secure the publisher’s note and relieve the financial tension that imperiled the book’s publication. Details of his family background, land ownership, business enterprises, and generosity are reviewed. Despite his pattern of vacillating in his religious commitments, his loss of 116 pages of translated manuscript, his exposure to public ridicule, and his fracturing marriage, Harris proved willing and able to honor the mortgage agreement and the Lord’s directives to him in Doctrine and Covenants, section 19. He did so at great personal cost when all attempts to recoup the publication costs failed and the shared financial responsibility unexpectedly fell solely on him. The view is expressed that Harris was raised up by the Lord to assist the Prophet Joseph Smith by securing and then personally financing the first publication of the Restoration.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Early Church History; Harris; Joseph; Jr.; Martin; Mortgage; Smith
ID = [3167]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,farms-jbms  Size: 43924  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:41
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘For Their Good Have I Written Them’: The Onomastic Allusivity and Literary Function of 2 Nephi 25:8.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2022): 77-90.
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Abstract: Nephi’s writings exhibit a distinctive focus on “good” and divine “goodness,” reflecting the meaning of Nephi’s Egyptian name (derived from nfr) meaning “good,” “goodly,” “fine,” or “fair.” Beyond the inclusio playing on his own name in terms of “good” and “goodness” (1 Nephi 1:1; 2 Nephi 33:3–4, 10, 12), he uses a similar inclusio (2 Nephi 5:30–31; 25:7–8) to frame and demarcate a smaller portion of his personal record in which he incorporated a substantial portion of the prophecies of Isaiah (2 Nephi 6–24). This smaller inclusio frames the Isaianic material as having been incorporated into Nephi’s “good” writings on the small plates with an express purpose: the present and future “good” of his and his brothers’ descendants down to the latter days.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; good; goodness; inclusio; Isaiah; Nephi; wordplay
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
ID = [81249]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 27075  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:21
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “For Ye Are Bought with a Price.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, May 14, 1957.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jesus Christ; Sacrifice; Collection: Jesus Christ; Our Savior and Redeemer
ID = [68100]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1957-05-14  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches,smith-joseph-fielding  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:48:05
Tvedtnes, John A. “For Your Information: The Language of my Father.” New Era 1, no. 5 (1971): 19.
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A combination Hebrew/Egyptian text was found at Arad, which may contain language similar to the “reformed Egyptian” in which the original Book of Mormon was written.

Keywords: Ancient Near East, Language - Hebrew, Reformed Egyptian
ID = [76594]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:18
Kimball, Heber C. “Forbearance to Each Other—Necessity of Reading the Bible and Book of Mormon—Counsel to the Young Brethren.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 12. 1869, 188–191.
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Remarks by President Heber C. Kimball, delivered in the Tabernacle, Bountiful, Sunday, April 12, 1868. Reported By: Elder Wm. Thurbood.

ID = [28978]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1868-04-12  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc  Size: 12373  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:16:24
Church News. “Foreign Languages Taught By Using Book of Mormon.” Church News 49 (3 February 1979): 14.
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A learning system developed by two BYU professors teaches language using the Book of Mormon. This system stresses similarities in languages and uses familiar context to teach foreign languages such as German, French, and Spanish.

ID = [79457]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1979-02-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Brown, S. Kent, and Peter N. Johnson, eds. “Foreword.” In Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land
ID = [75518]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:12
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Foreword to the 1967 Edition.” In Since Cumorah: The Book of Mormon in the Modern World, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 7, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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A hundred years ago, the Book of Mormon was regarded by the scholarly world as an odd text that simply did not fit their understanding of the ancient world. Since that time, however, numerous ancient records have come to light, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi texts. These discoveries have forced scholars to change their views of history, and they place the Book of Mormon in a new light as well. That is why respected Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley wrote Since Cumorah, a brilliant literary, theological, and historical evaluation of the Book of Mormon as an ancient book.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Book of Mormon
ID = [2063]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Foreword to the First Edition.” 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.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon
ID = [2029]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:22
Evans, John Henry. “Form and Structure.” Relief Society Magazine 19 (February 1932): 97—101.
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On the basis of its involved structure, the author argues that the Book of Mormon is a translation of an ancient document and not a modern composition.

ID = [79458]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1932-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Thomas, Mark D. “Form Criticism of Joseph Smith’s 1823 Vision of the Angel Moroni.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 35, no. 3 (Fall, 2002): 145-60.
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Thomas employs form criticism to identify the original historic core of Joseph Smith’s 1823 vision of the angel Moroni. To do this, he examines some details of the vision including Moroni’s citation of Malachi 3 and 4. He also examined some historical traditions preceding the 1823 vision including magic/money digging, 19th-century visionaries, a tradition of buried books, etc. He determined that ’no historical anachronisms exist in the original core narratives.’ He reasons that Joseph Smith ’very likely had an actual vision on the night of 21-22 September 1823.’ He then discusses what it meant in the 19th century to have a vision. From this analysis he concludes the essay with a description of the core elements of what can rationally be presumed to have happened during Joseph Smith’s 1823 vision.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr., angelic visitations; Moroni, visitations; Angels; Smith, Joseph, Jr., visions; Smith, Joseph, Jr., occult, treasure seeking
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [81977]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:26
Ricks, Eldin. “The Formation of the Book of Mormon Plates.” Improvement Era 63, no. 11 (1960): 796-797, 852-854.
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This article explains the different writings that comprise the plates given to Joseph Smith. They include: (1) Mormon’s abridgment, (2) the small plates, (3) the plates (abridgment) of Mormon, and (4) the sealed plates.

Keywords: Gold Plates, Large Plates of Nephi, Plates of Mormon, Recordkeeping, Sealed Portion, Small Plates of Nephi
ID = [76872]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:20
Eyre, Floyd G. “A Formula for Spiritual Knowledge.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 99, no. 28 (15 July 1937): 434-36, 444-45.
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Believes that the formula for understanding spiritual truth is found in Moroni 10:4-5, “by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things” Some of the best tools to lind spiritual truth are desire, sincerity, faith, pure living, and communication with God.

ID = [81452]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1937-07-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:22
Insights. “Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).
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The FARMS Review (vol. 15, no. 1), edited by Daniel C. Peterson, contains reviews of a FARMS publication titled Uncovering the Original Text of the Book of Mormon: History and Findings of the Critical Text Project, Terryl L. Givens’s study of the Book of Mormon titled By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion (published by Oxford University Press), three books on the Book of Abraham, and an evangelical critique titled The New Mormon Challenge, initially treated in the last Review. The FARMS Review (formerly FARMS Review of Books) also includes a study of what was known about chiasmus at the time the Book of Mormon was produced. Beginning with this issue is a section called “Book Notes,” in which brief descriptions of recent books will be given. Available in late April.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; religion; scripture; history
ID = [66706]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:57
Insights. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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The FARMS Review (vol. 15, no. 2), edited by Daniel C. Peterson, features reviews and articles on DNA issues, the Mountain Meadows massacre, and secret combinations, as well as responses to a so-called insider’s view of Mormon origins. Available February 2004.

Keywords: reviews; articles; Book of Mormon; culture
ID = [66731]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:57
Insights. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 3 (2004).
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Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part 1,by Royal Skousen, is the first part of volume 4 of the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project. Covering the title page through 2 Nephi 10, it analyzes every significant variant in the original and printer’s manuscripts and in 20 important editions of the Book of Mormon (from the 1830 edition to the 1981 edition). The task of this volume is to use the earliest textual sources and patterns of systematic usage to recover the original English-language text. Available August 2004.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; texts; volume; language
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
ID = [66752]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:57
Insights. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).
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Journal of Book of Mormon Studies(vol. 13, nos. 1–2), edited by S. Kent Brown, is a special double issue devoted to the Hill Cumorah. Studies include the geologic history and archaeology of the area, early accounts of a cave in the hill, the Hill Cumorah Pageant (its history, music, and costuming), Latter-day Saint poetry, the Hill Cumorah Monument, a linguistic analysis of the name Cumorah, and the earliest photographs of the hill. Available late fall 2004.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; journals; studies; history
ID = [66759]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:57
Insights. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).
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Journal of Book of Mormon Studies(vol. 13, nos. 1–2), edited by S. Kent Brown, is a special double issue devoted to the Hill Cumorah. Studies include the geologic history and archaeology of the area, early accounts of a cave in the hill, the Hill Cumorah Pageant (its history, music, and costuming), Latter-day Saint poetry, the Hill Cumorah Monument, a linguistic analysis of the name Cumorah, and the earliest photographs of the hill. Available December 2004.

Keywords: journal; Book of Mormon; studies; history
ID = [66767]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:57
Sorenson, John L. “Fortifications in the Book of Mormon Account Compared with Mesoamerican Fortifications.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 425-444. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Fortifications; Warfare
ID = [82146]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:27
Sorenson, John L. “Fortifications in the Book of Mormon and in Mesoamerica.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
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No abstract available.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Fortifications; Mesoamerica
ID = [1524]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,sorenson  Size: 34124  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:19
Evans, Richard C. Forty Years in the Mormon Church: Why I Left It!. Toronto, Canada: by author, 1920.
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An ex- member and apostle in the RLDS church gives his own history. As he matured it became increasingly diflicult to believe in the Book of Mormon, since he found that Joseph Smith was a deceit and a fraud. Favors the Spaulding theory as the origin of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77797]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1920-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Welch, John W. “Forty-five Years of Chiasmus Conversations, Criteria, and Creativity: What Chiasmus Proves and Does Not Prove.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32508]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference,welch  Size: 56163  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:43
Mahaffey, James Ervin. Found at Last! “Positive Proof” that Mormonism is a Fraud and the Book of Mormon a Fable. Augusta, GA: Chronicle Job Office, 1902.
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Author dogmatically asserts that the Spaulding Manuscript was the source from whence the Book of Mormon sprang. He lists twenty-two “points of perfect identity” between the two books and dismisses the witnesses’ testimonies on the grounds that they only claimed to have seen with one “eye of faith”

ID = [77798]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1902-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Alliaud, Rubén V. “Found through the Power of the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2019.
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All must experience and be found by the power of the truths contained in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [23252]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2019-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 2272  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 21:27:53
Alliaud, Rubén V. “Found through the Power of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, November 2019.
ID = [63131]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2019-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9344  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:18:49
Skinner, Andrew C. “The Foundational Doctrines of 1 Nephi 11–14.” Religious Educator Vol. 2 no. 2 (2001).
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
RSC Topics > L — P > Prophets
ID = [38096]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2001-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 40422  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:30
LaRue, William Earl. The Foundations of Mormonism. New York: Revell, 1919.
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The Book of Mormon is a fabrication that plagiarizes from the Bible. An evidence of failed prophecy is that so few Indians have accepted the book and joined the Mormon Church. According to the author, the Book of Mormon “has made no valuable contribution to the knowledge of religion. It is a cunningly devised fable that requires ignorance, credulity, and superstition in order that one may believe in it”

ID = [78484]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1919-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Bowen, Matthew L. “Founded Upon a Rock: Doctrinal and Temple Implications of Peter’s Surnaming.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 9 (2014): 1-28.
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Abstract: The famous Petros/petra wordplay in Matthew 16:18 does not constitute Jesus’s identification of Peter as the “rock” upon which his church would be built. This wordplay does however identify him with that “rock” or “bedrock” inasmuch as Peter, a small “seer-stone,” had the potential to become like the Savior himself, “the Rock of ages.” One aspect of that “rock” is the revelation that comes through faith that Jesus is the Christ. Other aspects of that same rock are the other principles and ordinances of the gospel, including temple ordinances. The temple, a symbol of the Savior and his body, is a symbol of the eternal family—the “sure house” built upon a rock. As such, the temple is the perfect embodiment of Peter’s labor in the priesthood, against which hell will not prevail.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [4304]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 51456  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:47
Riley, Isaac Woodbridge. The Founder of Mormonism: A Psychological Study of Joseph Smith, Jr. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1902.
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A work that attempts to understand the psychological and environmental factors that influenced Joseph Smith, his early visions, and the Book of Mormon. Chapter 4 and 5 introduce possible sources behind the Book of Mormon such as Joseph Smith, Sr.’s dream of the tree of life, Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews, Elias Boudinot, Josiah Priest, the Westminster Confession, popular contemporary religious ideas, and others. Appendix II discusses the possibility that Joseph Smith was an epileptic, which would presumably explain his visions. Appendix III contains a discussion of the Spaulding-Rigdon theory and the author’s reasons for rejecting it in favor of a psychological explanation. [M. R.]

ID = [78485]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1902-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Draper, Maurice L. The Founding Prophet: An Administrative Biography of Joseph Smith Jr. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1991.
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Deals with the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, including angel Moroni’s visit to Joseph Smith, the obtaining of the gold plates, the book’s translation and publication, and the witnesses to the book and their testimonies.

ID = [78486]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Bassett, K. Douglas. “Four Faces of Pride in the Book of Mormon.” In Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 20th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, edited by Bruce A. Van Orden and Brent L. Top, 16-28. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1992.
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The four faces of pride are the wearing of costly apparel (which may have reference to conspicuous consumption in our day), class distinctions, contention, and anti-enemy attitudes. Those who possess an anti-enemy posture may have no time for the pro-kingdom of God. Pride can be overcome by humility.

ID = [81051]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:20
Anderson, Ernel Leroy. Four Oil Paintings Illustrating Book of Mormon Events. M.A. Thesis, Brigham Young University, 1962.
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A Masters of Arts thesis that presents the process of producing the paintings of “Coriantumr resting upon his sword before slaying Shiz” (Ether 15:30), “An angel of the Lord appearing before Laman and Lemuel” (1 Nephi 3:28), “The Vision of Alma the Younger and the sons of Mosiah” (Mosiah 27:11), and “Christ calling Nephi from among the multitude” (3 Nephi 11:18).

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [77799]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Magleby, Kirk. “Four Peruvian Versions of the White God Legend.” New Era (1978).
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Many native tribes in the Western Hemisphere preserve oral traditions about the ancient appearance of a white god who came down from heaven to instruct and organize his people. Some of the most interesting versions of this tradition come from Peru, where this legendary deity is known by different names. A number of Spaniards, attempting to preserve the history and traditions of the conquered Incan empire, wrote accounts of this white god that they gathered from the wisemen and noblemen of the Incas. Synthesizing elements from various Peruvian versions of the story, an interesting portrait of the white god emerges—one that correlates rather closely with the account of the resurrected Christ to America as recorded in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient America, History, Mesoamerica, South America
ID = [76592]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:18
Magleby, Kirk A. “Four Peruvian Versions of the White God Legend.” New Era 8 (December 1978): 14-17.
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Chronicles recorded shortly after the Spaniards reached South America describe Peruvian legends of a great white god. Author parallels four prominent versions of the white god legend with the account of Christ’s visit to the Nephites shortly after his resurrection.

ID = [79459]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Duff, Sean G. “The Four Quadrants.” Zarahemla Record 45 (November 1989): 3-4.
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Proposes a location for the river Sidon and a quadrant system location of the land northward, southward, and eastward. The quadrant system is based on the idea that “the river Sidon divided the east from the west” and “the border between the Nephites and the Lamanites divided the north from the south”

ID = [80465]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:16
Wirth, Diane E., and Steven L. Olsen. “Four Quarters.” 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; Cardinal Directions
ID = [66484]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:56
Blossom, Rose B. The Four Standard Works of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Los Angeles: Triple S., 1939.
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Provides a chart reviewing the different editions of the Book of Mormon and their dates, an outline of the Book of Mormon, and a parallel outline of the Book of Mormon and the Bible, presenting a “bird’s eye view”

ID = [78487]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1939-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Gee, John. “Four Suggestions on the Origin of the Name Nephi.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 1-5. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Egyptian; Language; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75640]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 8662  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:12
Hawkes, John D. Four-hour Book of Mormon Digest Teaching and Study Text. Salt Lake City: Hawkes, 1970.
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Contains 1700 study questions with answers, thirty charts, maps, and illustrations, and a summary of the contents of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77800]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Lamb, David. “The Four-Part Pattern in Prophecies.” Zarahemla Record 44 (August 1989): 1, 8.
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In the Old Testament there is a four-part pattern used by prophets in prophesying: “(1) identification of sin, (2) need for repentance, (3) judgment of God (if people do not repent), and (4) future in Christ” The article shows how Samuel the Lamanite, Alma, Lehi, and Abinadi followed this pattern.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80466]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:16
Buchmiller, Golden A. “Four-Section Chart Teaches World and Religious History in Unusual Way.” Church News 51 (7 November 1981): 13.
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A chart based on world and religio-historical events. Includes events and prophets from the Book of Mormon and the Pearl of Great Price.

ID = [79460]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1981-11-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Sheldon, Henry C. A Fourfold Test of Mormonism. New York: Abingdon Press, 1914.
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A polemical work against Mormonism and the Book of Mormon. The author notes several examples of what he terms anachronisms and absurdities in the book, such as the use of a compass, animals, pre-Christian knowledge of New Testament events, modern terms and phrases, lack of archaeological evidence, and Jaredite barges. The author considers it ridiculous that the Book of Mormon does not agree with the prevalent belief of biblical scholars that certain passages of Isaiah belong to the post-exilic period.

ID = [77415]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1914-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:24
Kienke, Asa Solomon. “Fourteen Objectives for the Reading and Study of the Book of Mormon.” N.p., 1920.
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Lists fourteen objectives with scriptural references for reading the Book of Mormon. Objective examples include: records and plates, prophecy yet to be fulfilled, and Christ’s ministry among the Nephites.

ID = [77801]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1920-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “Fourth Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:155-56. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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4 Nephi narrates four generations of peace, a time when there could not have been a happier people (4 Nephi 1:16). It also foreshadows the later destruction of the Nephites following their gradual rejection of the gospel.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 4 Nephi
ID = [80914]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:19
Tate, Charles D., Jr., and Monte S. Nyman. Fourth Nephi to Moroni: From Zion to Destruction. Provo, Utah: Deseret Book Company, 2017.
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“As the final installment in the book of Mormon Symposium series, this volume examines the last four books of the Nephite record : 4 Nephi, Mormon, Ether, and Moroni. Perhaps more than any other part in the Book of Mormon, this section powerfully portrays the cycle through which the ancient inhabitants of America passed many times-the cycle that took them from righteousness to wickedness, from Zion to destruction. Twenty-five contributors here explore the details of this tragic cycle-as it occurred in both the Nephite and the Jaredite civilizations-and also discuss many related doctrinal and historical issues. Realizing the Book of Mormon’s relevance to our day, the writers further take the opportunity to point out the many modern applications.” [Publisher]

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, American setting; Book of Mormon, historicity
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 4 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [81530]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:23
Cook, William. The “Fowler’s Snare,” As Craftily Laid to Catch Unwary Souls. London: Joseph Masters, 1858.
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An exposé of Mormonism. The Book of Mormon plagiarizes the Bible. Its dull style makes it, for the author, a itting sleep medicine.

ID = [78321]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1858-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:30
Skousen, Royal. “Fragments of Original Manuscript Discovered.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 269-271. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Translation
ID = [75701]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:13
Jensen, Therald N. “Fragments of Social and Ethical Teachings of the Book of Mormon.” Week-day Religious Educator 1 (March 1937): 3-5.
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Although the Book of Mormon does not contain definitive statements regarding ethical and social precepts, it does contain useful teachings regarding ethics, including statements on joy, the criteria and sanction of the good, freedom of the will, and guidelines for social problems.

ID = [79461]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1937-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Espinosa, Robert J. “Fragments of the Original Manuscript.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Robert Espinosa was approached by Royal Skousen in 1991 with a request for him to join Skousen on the critical text project of the Book of Mormon. Espinosa shares his experience working with Skousen and the developments that they were able to make. After meeting with the owners of some fragments of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon, Espinosa and Skousen were able to conserve, examine, and photograph the fragments. They also carefully analyzed the physical characteristics of the printer’s manuscript.

ID = [3099]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15296  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:41
Perkins, Keith W. “Francis W. Kirkham: A ‘New Witness’ for the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, July 1984.
ID = [46747]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 22678  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:48:57
Interpreter Foundation. “Francis X. Clooney, S.J. provides a sympathetic reading of the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 8, 2012.
ID = [5631]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2012-10-08  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 963  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:50:05
Oaks, Dallin H. “Free Agency and Freedom.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 1–17. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
RSC Topics > D — F > Fall of Adam and Eve
ID = [36866]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 28920  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:22
Interpreter Foundation. “Free, Virtual Fireside with Susan Easton Black on the Book of Mormon Witnesses.” The Interpreter Foundation website. June 9, 2021.
ID = [5911]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2021-06-09  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 2418  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:50:07
Hogan, Mervin B. Freemasonry and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Research Lodge of Utah F. and A.M., 1976.
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Explains the Book of Mormon from several angles. Quotes liberally from Robert B. Downs who wrote Books That Changed America. Downs says: “Throughout the history of Mormonism, the Church’s most powerful and effective weapon has been the Book of Mormon. . . . The possession of their own scriptures . . . has proved to be the Mormons’ greatest missionary tract” Hogan presents an outline summary of the narrative of the Book of Mormon and a summary of its theological teachings, and he concludes by discussing the importance of being creative in interpreting symbolism in ancient scripture. [B.D.]

ID = [77802]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 17: Freemen and King-men in the Book of Mormon.” In The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 8. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
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Originally presented as a talk given in the 1980s at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.
Captain Moroni was a man of peace. This chapteranalyzes war, government, management, the political tactics and strategies of Amalickiah, and the constant struggle between those who follow the ways of righteousness and those who promote wicked political agendas. Includes notes about similar political problems in ancient Mesoamerican societies.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Alma
ID = [2097]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Freemen and Kingmen in the Book of Mormon.” in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 8, 328–79.
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Reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 8.
Captain Moroni was a man of peace. This talk analyzes war, government, management, the political tactics and strategies of Amalickiah, and the constant struggle between those who follow the ways of righteousness and those who promote wicked political agendas. Includes notes about similar political problems in ancient Mesoamerican societies.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Alma
ID = [1201]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1981-01-18  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:16
Church News. “French Members Fulfill Challenge to Read Scriptures.” Church News 57 (17 January 1987): 14.
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A challenge was issued in Paris, France, for members to read the Book of Mormon and then send their testimonies to James D. Fife. Over 100 people accepted the challenge.

ID = [79462]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-01-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Ludlow, Daniel H. “A friend of mine says he has prayed about the Book of Mormon but has not received a testimony of its truthfulness. Shouldn’t Moroni’s promise always work?” Ensign, March 1986.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [47497]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6867  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:49:03
Peterson, Janet. “Friend to Friend.” Church News 20 (January 1990): 8-9.
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Angel Brea explains how much the Church in South America is growing and attributes this growth to the Book of Mormon. He tells about children in South America reading the Book of Mormon and the importance of doing so.

ID = [79463]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Lamb, David. “Friend: A Covenant Term.” Zarahemla Record 49 (June 1990): 1, 3-4.
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The term friend is often used to express a covenantal agreement between two individuals. Such was the case between Zoram and Nephi (2 Nephi 1:55, RLDS versification). Other examples include Isaiah 41:8, 2 Chronicles 20:7, and Zechariah 13:6.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
ID = [79465]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Lamb, David. “Friend: A Covenant Term.” In Recent Book of Mormon Developments; Articles From Zarahemla Record, 2:50-51. Independence, MO: Zarahemla Research Foundation, 1992.
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The term friend is often used to express a covenantal agreement between two individuals. Such was the case between Zoram and Nephi (2 Nephi 1:55, RLDS versification). Other examples include Isaiah 41:8, 2 Chronicles 20:7, and Zechariah 13:6.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
ID = [79464]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Cook, William. A Friendly Warning to the Latter-day Saints. London: Wertheim, Macintosh & Hunt, 1860.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. The author makes much of the Book of Mormon’s condemnation of polygamy.

ID = [77416]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1860-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:24
Banner, Kristin. “Friends Standing Together.” Delivered at the General Young Women Meeting of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1997.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [18187]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1997-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 2443  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:01:29
Banner, Kristin. “Friends Standing Together.” Ensign, May 1997.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [52905]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1997-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2422  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:52:09
Porter, Larry C. “From a Book Coming Forth.” Ensign, July 1988.
ID = [48651]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 16339  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:49:10
Anderson, Lavina Fielding. “From a Book of Mormon Notebook.” Ensign, August 1978.
ID = [44179]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:46:20
Coutts, Alison V. P. “From a Convert’s Viewpoint.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 421-452. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Baptism; Eve; Fall of Adam; Judgment; Mesoamerica; Opposition; Plan of Redemption; Plan of Salvation; Premortal Existence; Three Nephites; Warfare
ID = [75600]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 50202  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:12
Washburn, Jesse A., and Jesse N. Washburn. From Babel to Cumorah. Provo, UT: New Era Publishing, 1937, [R]1958.
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This book conveys in narrative form the journeys of the Book of Mormon people, beginning with the Jaredites and concluding with Moroni. Provides a chronological sequence of events contained in the sacred record.

ID = [77803]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1958-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Fry, Charles. “From Bishop Charles Fry at Cumorah.” Saints’ Herald 74 (3 August 1927): 892, 918.
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An admonishment to read the Book of Mormon “in recognition of the centennial,” or one hundred years since the plates were received by Joseph Smith. An intense study of the scriptures will refine, strengthen, and purify all those who will participate.

ID = [79466]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-08-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Evening and Morning Star. “From the Book of Ether.” Evening and Morning Star Vol. 1, no. 11: April 1833.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [76394]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1833-04-01  Collections:  bom,em-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:17
Wilkins, Olive McFate. From Cumorah’s Lonely Hill: An Epic Poem of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1950.
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Tells the story of the Book of Mormon in an epic poem.

ID = [77804]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1950-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and Gerrit J. Dirkmaat. From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
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Although both members and academics alike often think of this story as well known, recent insights and discoveries associated with the efforts by the Church History Department to publish The Joseph Smith Papers have provided a fuller, richer understanding of the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. This book was written to provide a detailed explanation of how Joseph Smith and the scribes who served with him described the process of translating the gold plates and the difficulties encountered as they sought to publish the completed book. ISBN 978-0-8425-2888-7

ID = [33239]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:45
Dirkmaat, Gerrit John, and Michael Hubbard McKay. From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT : Salt Lake City, UT: Religious Studies Center ; Deseret Book, 2015.
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This book provides a detailed description of the process by which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. Drawing from firsthand accounts of Joseph himself and the scribes who served with him, From Darkness unto Light explores the difficulties encountered in bringing forth this book of inspired scripture. Recent insights and discoveries from the Joseph Smith Papers project have provided a fuller, richer understanding of the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. This book helps readers understand that the coming forth of the Book of Mormon was a miracle. Faith and belief are necessary ingredients for one to come to know that Joseph Smith performed the work of a seer in bringing the sacred words of the Book of Mormon from darkness unto light.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [81475]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:22
Olsen, Steven L. “From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 55, no. 2 (2016): 191.
ID = [10774]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 8957  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/13/24 10:24:41
Bokovoy, David E. “From Distance to Proximity: A Poetic Function of Enallage in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 60-63, 79-80.
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This essay analyzes examples of poetry in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon that do not conform to the standards to which prose is typically confined. Each of these poems contains a syntactic device that scholars have come to identify by the term enallage (Greek for “interchange”). Rather than being a case of textual corruption or blatant error, the grammatical variance attested in these passages provides a poetic articulation of a progression from distance to proximity.

Keywords: Enallage; Grammar; Language; Language - Hebrew; Poetic; Poetry; Structure
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Literary Aspects
ID = [3029]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 1591  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:40
Washburn, Jesse A. From Eden to Diahman: Chronology Chart, Bible and Book of Mormon Events. Provo, Utah: n.p., 1937.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
ID = [30091]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1937-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:33
Maxson, Anne, and Helen Felix Izatt. “From Emerson to Alma: A Personal Odyssey.” Dialogue 26 (Winter 1993): 143-51.
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The author relates her philosophical journey from transcendentalism to existentialism to Mormonism and explains how her studies of Emerson and modern poets prepared her for her conversion.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [79467]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Brown, S. Kent. From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
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While recognizing the importance of that “marvelous work,” the Book of Mormon, are we content to read and reread it for its story line and its inherent spiritual power, without much more than a surface involvement? In this publication a reader can enjoy that scripture at higher levels of understanding as he brings into play Old Testament references, Book of Mormon parallels with that record, intriguing observations, and convincing inferences—all based on profound study. The result is not only a book of great interest but also a more sound and more expansive knowledge of the scripture itself. ISBN 1-5700-8650-9

ID = [33356]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 11  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:46

Chapters

Brown, S. Kent. “Introduction.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
ID = [36644]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 11025  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:20
Brown, S. Kent. “What Is Isaiah Doing in First Nephi? Or, How Did Lehi’s Family Fare So Far from Home?” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 9–27. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [36645]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books  Size: 46325  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:20
Brown, S. Kent. “What Were Those Sacrifices Offered by Lehi?” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 1–8. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrifice
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sin
ID = [36646]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 18652  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:20
Brown, S. Kent. “Recovering the Missing Record of Lehi.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 28–54. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
ID = [36647]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 66833  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:20
Brown, S. Kent. “Sojourn, Dwell, and Stay: Terms of Servitude.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 55–74. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Service
ID = [36648]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 49902  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:20
Brown, S. Kent. “The Exodus Pattern in the Book of Mormon.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 75–98. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Exodus
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
Old Testament Topics > Types and Symbols
ID = [36649]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books  Size: 62301  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:21
Brown, S. Kent. “Marriage and Treaty in the Book of Mormon: The Case of the Abducted Lamanite Daughters.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 99–112. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
ID = [36650]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 34035  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:21
Brown, S. Kent. “Alma’s Conversion: Reminiscences in His Sermons.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 113–127. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
RSC Topics > A — C > Conversion
RSC Topics > G — K > Hell
ID = [36651]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 32650  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:21
Brown, S. Kent. “The Prophetic Laments of Samuel the Lamanite.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 128–145. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > Worship
ID = [36652]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 41251  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:21
Brown, S. Kent. “When Did Jesus Visit the Americas?” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 146–156. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
ID = [36653]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 25398  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:21
Brown, S. Kent. “Moses and Jesus: The Old Adorns the New.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 157–168. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Law of Moses
ID = [36654]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 25749  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:21
Seely, David Rolph. “From Jerusalem to Zarahemla.” BYU Studies 39, no. 1 (2000): 219.
ID = [11762]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 2483  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/13/24 10:24:48
Friend. “From Lehi to Moroni.” Friend 10 (February 1980): 20-21.
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An illustrated children’s story of the Book of Mormon; includes one picture per book.

ID = [79468]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1980-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Manges, Robert W., and Beatrice Epstein. From Mormonism into the Restored Church of Jesus Christ. Johnstown, PA: author,n.d.
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Former members of the “Mormon” Church give reasons for denouncing the LDS church and joining the RLDS church. The Book of Mormon is a second witness for Christ, it states that all are the children of God regardless of race or color. The authors condemn the practice of discrimination against people of color as well as the practice of polygamy, which is also condemned by the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77805]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Davies, William J., and Shelley L. Davies. “From Moroni to Massasoit.” Ensign, April 1988.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [48547]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4385  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:49:10
Insights. “From Other Publishers.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, edited by Donald W. Parry and Emanuel Tov, presents all of the nonbiblical Qumran texts along with English translations. Published by Brill Academic Publishers of the Netherlands, this six-part edition of the nonbiblical scroll fragments is an outgrowth of the FARMS Dead Sea Scrolls database. Parts 1 (religious law), 2 (exegetical texts), and 4 (calendrical and sapiental texts) are available now; parts 3 (parabiblical texts), 5 (poetic and liturgical texts), and 6 (additional genres and unclassified texts) will be available in spring 2004.

Keywords: translations; law; text; genres
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [66732]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:47:57
Etzenhouser, Rudolf. From Palmyra, New York, 1830 to Independence, Missouri 1894. Independence, MO: Ensign House, 1894.
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The book is divided into three parts, two of which contain a discussion of the Book of Mormon. Features a revised and enlarged edition of the author’s Book Unsealed (1892) reviews eleven works written against Mormonism, and examines six United States school histories and four encyclopedias that deal with Mormonism.

ID = [77806]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1894-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Morton, William A. From Plowboy to Prophet: Being a Short History of Joseph Smith for Children. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1958.
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An illustrated story book for children, provides a narrative of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77807]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1958-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Welch, John W. “From Presence to Practice: Jesus, the Sacrament Prayers, the Priesthood, and Church Discipline in 3 Nephi 18 and Moroni 2-6.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5 no. 1 (1996).
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This paper explores several relationships between the texts in Moroni 2–6 and the words and deeds of Jesus in 3 Nephi 18. The opening chapters of Moroni contain the words that Jesus Christ spoke to the twelve when he ordained them to the high priesthood, the words used by the Nephites in administering the sacrament, and also a few words by Moroni about baptism, church membership, congregational worship, and ecclesiastical discipline. This study demonstrates that these instructions and procedures were rooted in the words and deeds of the resurrected Jesus in 3 Nephi 18 as he administered the sacrament, gave instructions to his disciples, and conferred upon the twelve the power to bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost. Thus, one can appreciate the extent to which Nephite ecclesiastical procedures were based directly on the Savior’s instructions and ministry. Those practices, essential to the restored gospel, came from that divine source.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [2925]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,welch  Size: 48880  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:40
Johnson, Clark V. “From Small Means the Lord Brings about Great Things.” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, the Doctrinal Foundation, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Obedience
ID = [36902]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 18626  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:22
Dogberry, Obediah (pen name of Cole, Abner). “From the Book of Mormon.” The Reflector New Series 2, 3, Extra (2 January, 13 January, 22 January 1830): 9, 17, 27.
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A series: extracts from the pages of the Book of Mormon prior to publication of the book.

ID = [79469]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1830-01-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Gunderson, Robert A. “From the Dust to the Dusty: The Rise and Fall of the Book of Mormon in the Life and Ministry of Joseph Smith Jr.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 22 (2002): 75-88.
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Gunderson argues that “within a significantly brief span of time, Joseph Smith Jr. first produced, proclaimed, and then effectively dismissed the Book of Mormon as the source of authoritative religious doctrine.” He never denied the Book of Mormon, but “he simply stopped using it.” He contends that Joseph Smith “rightly discerned that the Book of Mormon was brought forth by the gift and power of God.” However in his later career, Joseph sometimes tried to press this gift of prophecy “into the service of his own agenda.” When he did that he “became increasingly fallible and Joseph was increasingly left to his own devices and imagination.”

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr., thought; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Smith, Joseph, Jr., prophecies
ID = [81975]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:26
Gardner, Brant A. “From the East to the West: The Problem of Directions in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32509]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 57350  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:43
Gardner, Brant A. “From the East to the West: The Problem of Directions in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 3 (2013): 119-153.
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Abstract: The 1985 publication of John L. Sorenson’s An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon presented the best argument for a New World location for the Book of Mormon. For all of its strengths, however, one aspect of the model has remained perplexing. It appeared that in order to accept that correlation one must accept that the Nephites rotated north to what we typically understand as northwest. The internal connections between text and geography were tighter than any previous correlation, and the connections between that particular geography and the history of the peoples who lived in that place during Book of Mormon times was also impressive. There was just that little problem of north not being north. This paper reexamines the Book of Mormon directional terms and interprets them against the cultural system that was prevalent in the area defined by Sorenson’s geographical correlation. The result is a way to understand Book of Mormon directions without requiring any skewing of magnetic north.

ID = [4373]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64265  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:47
Green, John P. “From The Elders Abroad.” Times and Seasons Vol. 1, no. 2: December 1839: 28-29.
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A letter from John Green reporting the activities of the mission in New Jersey. The elders had borne testimony concerning the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80875]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1839-12-01  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:19
Smith, Gregory L. “‘From the Sea East Even to the Sea West’: Thoughts on a Proposed Book of Mormon Chiasm Describing Geography in Alma 22:27.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 19 (2016): 355-382.
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Abstract: Jonathan Neville, an advocate of the “Heartland” geography setting for the Book of Mormon, claims to have identified a novel chiastic structure that begins in Alma 22:27. Neville argues that this chiasmus allows the reconstruction of a geography that stretches south to the Gulf of Mexico in the continental United States. One expert, Donald W. Parry, doubts the existence of a fine-tuned chiasmus in this verse. An analysis which assumes the presence of the chiasmus demonstrates that multiple internal difficulties result from such a reading. Neville’s reading requires two different “sea west” bodies of water: one “sea west” placed at the extreme north of the map and a second sea to the west of Lamanite lands, but neither is to the west of the Nephites’ land of Zarahemla. Neville’s own ideas also fail to meet the standards he demands of those who differ with him. These problems, when combined with other Book of Mormon textual evidence, make the geography based upon Neville’s reading of the putative chiasmus unviable.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [3769]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 55070  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:46
Loving, Albert L. From the Tower of Babel to the Hill Ramah Cumorah in Mexico. Independence, MO: Author, 1976.
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Speaks concerning the Jaredites and the Lehites, with emphasis on the Tower of Babel and the dispersion. Claims that the Hill Cumorah is located in the state of Morelos in Mexico.

ID = [77808]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Sorenson, John L. “From the Vineyard.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).
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This department gives news updates on various topics related to Book of Mormon studies: evidence of Chinese voyagers in Mexico, publicity on an ancient skull of a Caucasian male discovered in Washington, excavation of an ancient basilica in Jordan, Egyptian figurines from El Salvador shown to be fakes, and the establishment of a new journal, Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-distance Contacts.

ID = [2985]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 10180  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 7/4/24 4:57:40
Rector, Hartman, Jr. “From Weakness to Strength.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1970.
ID = [26346]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1970-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 10492  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:16:08
Hanson, Alma B. “From What Plates was the Book of Mormon Translated?” Saints’ Herald 47 (18 July 1900): 468-69.
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Argues that Nephi made two sets of plates and that Mormon made references to both sets while compiling the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79470]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-07-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Central States Mission. From Whence Came the American Indian: America’s Ancients Speak from the Dust. Independence, MO: LDS Church, 1958?.
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A flyer with a collection of Book of Mormon claims and facts. It is a compilation of archaeologists indings, testimonies of the witnesses, the origin of the Book of Mormon, and the Book of Mormon fulills Bible prophecy.

ID = [77809]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1958-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Skinner, Andrew C. “From Zion to Destruction: The Lessons of 4 Nephi.” Ensign, September 2000.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 4 Nephi
ID = [54515]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2000-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 20362  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:52:20
Brown, S. Kent, and Peter N. Johnson, eds. “Front matter.” In Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land
ID = [75517]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:12
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
ID = [81889]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:25
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
ID = [81902]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:25
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
ID = [81920]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:25
Godfrey, Donald G. “Frontiers Coming Together.” In In Their Footsteps. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
RSC Topics > A — C > Christmas
RSC Topics > D — F > Dating
RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > G — K > Honesty
RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
RSC Topics > L — P > Parenting
RSC Topics > T — Z > War
ID = [34326]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 119877  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:50
West, Franklin L. Fruits of Religion. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1946.
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The Bible is the main book of scripture for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; the Book of Mormon is the companion volume of scripture that guides practice, doctrine, and conduct of the Church and clarifies doctrines such as the Lord’s interest in all people of the earth, the nature of the soul of man, baptism of little children, democracy, mode of baptism, and the Fall of Adam.

ID = [77810]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1946-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Hinckley, Richard G. “Fruits of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, June 2008.
ID = [57906]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2008-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4880  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:14:12
Welch, John W. “Theft and Robbery in the Book of Mormon and Ancient Near Eastern Law.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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Keywords: Crime; Law; Legal; Robbery; Theft
ID = [1535]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 66599  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:19
Welch, John W. “Theft and Robbery in the Book of Mormon and in Near Eastern Law.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
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There is good evidence that most legal systems in the ancient Near East distinguished between crimes of theft and robbery. A thief was a local person who stole from his neighbor and was dealt with judicially, whereas robbers were outsiders who attacked in open force and were dealt with militarily. John Welch explores the extent to which similar legal and cultural perceptions of thieves and robbers are evidenced in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Crime; Laws; Legal; Theft
ID = [1521]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 84746  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 18:47:18
Anderson, James H. “Fulfillment of Book of Mormon Prophecies.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 91, no. 36 (5 September 1929): 561-67.
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The Book of Mormon accepts the Bible to be a true record. Christ’s teachings are similar in both because he visited America. Among the future events named in the Book of Mormon are the gathering of Israel, the awakening of Mexican Indians, and the removal of the “scales of Darkness” from the eyes of the Indians.

ID = [81417]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-09-05  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:22
Warner, Ross W. The Fulfillment of Book of Mormon Prophecies. Salt Lake City: Hawkes, 1975.
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Believes that the Holy Ghost is the primary witness of the Book of Mormon but suggests that the reader’s testimony of the book will also be enhanced by understanding the fulfillment of Book of Mormon prophecies. Prophecies discussed pertain to the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, Joseph the seer, America, the land of promise, the Gentiles, the Lamanites, the Jews, and the idea that there would be two churches only.

ID = [78488]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:31
Lamb, Artemus. “The Fulfillment of Mormon Prophecy.” World Order: the Baha’i Magazine (November 1944): 258-62.
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The prophecies and teachings of the Mormon Church are contained in a book published under the same name, “Mormon” Provides an account of the visit of the angel Moroni and the prophecies of the Old Testament that he quoted. These prophecies spoke of Joseph Smith’s calling, and the “Last Days” when Jesus Christ will return. None have been fulfilled. In 1844 a young Persian too received a call. He was the Bab (the Gate) through whom God would be revealed. He prophesied that God would not appear for a thousand years.

ID = [80467]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1944-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:16
Sims, George. “Fulfillment of Prophecies of the Book of Mormon Concerning the Land of America.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 25, no. 44 (31 October 1863): 691-94.
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The Book of Mormon states that “whatsoever nation shall possess [America] shall serve God, or they shall be swept off” This promise to America, the “promised land,” was fulfilled in the days of the Jaredites who allowed secret combinations to flourish. Those who remain faithful to Jesus Christ will enjoy the ministration of angels, fellowship with prophets, communion with saints, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and possession of the land of promise.

ID = [80940]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1863-10-31  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:19
Richards, A. LeGrand. “The Fulfillment of Prophecy.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1966.
ID = [27790]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1966-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 10872  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:16:17
Pratt, Orson. “The Fulfillment of Prophecy—The Early History of the Church—The Book of Mormon.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 14. 1872, 137–147.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, March 19, 1871. Reported By: David W. Evans.

ID = [29074]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1871-03-19  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 34709  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:16:25
Ensign. “Full Editions of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign February 2005.
ID = [56384]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2005-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 934  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 6:14:02
Frederick, Nicholas J. “‘Full of grace, mercy, and truth’: The New Testament in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2015 Exploring the Complexities in the English Language of the Book of Mormon Conference. March 14, 2015.
ID = [6885]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2015-03-14  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/16/24 20:00:42
Church News. “Full Text of Lucy Mack Smith’s Letter.” Church News 52 (28 August 1982): 3.
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Brent F. Ashworth claimed that he had acquired a letter written by Lucy Mack Smith to her sister-in-law, Mary Pierce. It is claimed to be the earliest known document concerning the Book of Mormon. (Editor’s note: this letter has been proven to be a forgery.)

ID = [79471]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1982-08-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Sjodahl, Janne M. “The Fulness of the Gospel.” Deseret News Church Section (11 April—30 May 1936): 3, 4, 8, 8, 7, 6, 7, 6, 2.
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Eight part series. The Book of Mormon records that the faithful of the American Continent were visited by the Jesus and were told they were the “other sheep” that he had spoken of in John 10. There are three groups of people the Savior refers to when he talks of “other sheep”

ID = [80468]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1936-04-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:16
Olson, Camille Fronk, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment, eds. The Fulness of the Gospel: Foundational Teachings from the Book of Mormon. Proceedings of The 32nd Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
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The 32nd Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium The first publication of the Book of Mormon was completed only a few days before the Church was organized. The Lord revealed that it “contains a record of a fallen people, and the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Before the revelation was received on the organization of priesthood quorums, before the vision of the three degrees of glory, before knowledge of vicarious work for the dead, and before Joseph Smith was instructed to begin an inspired translation of the Bible, the Book of Mormon was received as scripture for all members of the Church. As the “keystone” containing a “fulness of the gospel,” the Book of Mormon connects, enhances, and clarifies the other standard works. This volume was published to encourage all who read it to discover and rediscover for themselves that the Book of Mormon does indeed contain the fulness of the gospel. ISBN 9781590381885

ID = [33341]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 19  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:22:46

Articles

Williams, Clyde J. “‘Make Plain the Old Paths’ : The Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36224]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Johnson, Sherrie Mills. “‘Choose Eternal Life’ : Agency in the Book of Mormon.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36225]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Richardson, Matthew O. “Vision, Voice, Path, and Rod : Coming to Partake of the Fulness.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36226]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Ball, Terry B., and Jeremy Daniel Wendt. “The Book of Mormon’s Message to the Gentiles.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36227]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Roper, Matthew P., and John Gee. “‘I Did Liken All Scriptures Unto Us’ : Early Nephite Understandings of Isaiah and Implications for ‘Others’ in the Land.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [36228]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Marsh, W. Jeffrey. “Greater Views on the Very Points of the Doctrine of Christ.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36229]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Eastmond, Mark Elbert. “Gethsemane and Golgotha : The Book of Mormon’s Illunimation on the Hours of Atonement.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36231]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Millet, Robert L. “The Doctrine of Merit : The Book of Mormon on the Work of Grace.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36232]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Skinner, Andrew C. “Jesus Christ as Father in the Book of Mormon.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36233]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Holbrook, Brett L. “Christ and Divine Parenthood in the Book of Mormon.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36234]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Tvedtnes, John A. “Captivity and Liberty in the Book of Mormon.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36235]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Judd, Daniel K. “Hedonism, Asceticism, and the Great Plan of Happiness.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36237]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Wilson, Keith J. “Receiving Offense without Taking Offense : The Book of Mormon and the Power to Forgive.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36238]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Ludlow, Victor L. “Covenant Teachings in the Book of Mormon.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36239]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Marsh, David Brent. “Peace through Christ : The Book of Mormon’s Divine Perspective on War.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36240]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
Ray, Brian K. “‘That I Might Draw All Men unto Me’” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36241]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:18
BYU Religious Studies Center. The Fulness of the Gospel: Foundational Teachings from the Book of Mormon. The 32nd Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2003.
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The 32nd Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium The first publication of the Book of Mormon was completed only a few days before the Church was organized. The Lord revealed that it “contains a record of a fallen people, and the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Before the revelation was received on the organization of priesthood quorums, before the vision of the three degrees of glory, before knowledge of vicarious work for the dead, and before Joseph Smith was instructed to begin an inspired translation of the Bible, the Book of Mormon was received as scripture for all members of the Church. As the “keystone” containing a “fulness of the gospel,” the Book of Mormon connects, enhances, and clarifies the other standard works. This volume was published to encourage all who read it to discover and rediscover for themselves that the Book of Mormon does indeed contain the fulness of the gospel.

ID = [38780]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 1  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 5:43:35
Burgess, Allan K., and Max H. Molgard. Fun For Family Night: Book of Mormon Edition. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
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Lessons and activities geared to the needs of children for family home evening. There are twenty lessons on Book of Mormon subjects and people. This work is reviewed in R.243.

ID = [77811]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Graham, Patricia L. “Fun With Favorites.” Friend 18 (October 1988): 46-47.
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Children’s game based upon the Book of Mormon Liahona.

ID = [79472]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Hatem, Jad. “The Fundamental Law of Opposition: Lehi and Schelling.” Element : A Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology 6, no. 2 (2015): 18-Jul.
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In The Theological Foundations of the Mormon Religion, Sterling McMurrin considers what I’ve called the theorem of Lehi, according to which there must necessarily be an opposition in all things. McMurrin offers up two possible interpretations: First, evil exists to make good possible such that God creates or allows evils to the favor of a greater good. Related to this is that idea that evil is necessary to experience and appreciated the value of good. A second option is that rather than stipulating that the opposition must exist with a purpose in mind, it is content with observing that evil exists as a matter of metaphysical necessity. In this view, God is not responsible for the creation or allowance of evil. In this article, I defend a scheme that combines the first option (a teleology of evil) with a theme that belongs to the second (divine limitation), which guarantees God’s innocence. What is excluded is the idea that evil exists as a matter of fact. My purpose is to integrate Lehi’s theorem into a dynamic theodicy that utilizes Friedrich Shelling’s dialectic philosophy, and to do so without removing it from its Mormon context.

Keywords: Doctrinal history, good and evil; Mormon thought, theology
ID = [82062]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:11:26
Callis, Charles A. Fundamentals of Religion: A Series of Radio Addresses. Independence, MO: Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1945.
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Includes two addresses about the Book of Mormon: “Book of Mormon Prophecies Fulilled,” pages 102-13, sets forth many prophecies of the Book of Mormon that have been fulilled; and “The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon,” pages 155-70, shows that the Book of Mormon came forth at a time of spiritual unrest and higher criticism of the Bible. Includes a short narrative of the angel Moroni’s visit, the delivering of the gold plates to Joseph Smith, and provides six purposes for which the Book of Mormon was written.

ID = [77812]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1945-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:27
Russell, William D. “A Further Inquiry into the Historicity of the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone 7 (September 1982): 20-27.
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In an effort to make “serious inquiry” and “revise our assertions” about the historical account in the Book of Mormon, this RLDS writer asserts that Mormons must be honest and open-minded in their investigations. Two problems in the Book of Mormon examined in this article are: Do the ideas of Lehi and Nephi harmonize with the ideas of Israel at the time of their exodus in 600 b.c.? And there is an improbability that the Savior would have delivered the same sermon to both the Old and New World such as the Sermon on the Mount.

ID = [78880]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1982-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:34
Russell, William D. “A Further Inquiry into the Historicity of the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone 7, no. 5 (September 1982): 20-27.
ID = [77242]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1982-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:23
Barney, Kevin L. “Further Light on Enallage.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 43-48. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Language - Hebrew
ID = [75651]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:12
Sorenson, John L. “Further on Authentication and Elucidation of the Book of Mormon.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 6 (May 1952).
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Comparison of Book of Mormon cultures with known New or Old World cultures can be directed toward authentication or elucidation. Little has been done toward shedding light on the scriptures. Almost all necessary work has only begun.

ID = [79474]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1952-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Sorenson, John L. “Further on Authentication and Elucidation of the Book of Mormon.” In Progress in Archaeology: An Anthology, edited by Christensen, Ross T., 147-48. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1963.
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Comparison of Book of Mormon cultures with known New or Old World cultures can be directed toward authentication or elucidation. Little has been done toward shedding light on the scriptures. Almost all necessary work has only begun.

ID = [79473]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:38
Fenton, Elizabeth. “A Future in Ruins: The Anarchiad, The Book of Mormon, and the Excavation of Early America.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Annual Meeting, State College, PA: March 2016.
ID = [78881]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2016-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 6/17/24 9:09:34

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