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Davis, Garold N., and Mark J. Johnson. “H. Clay Gorton, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): Article 10.
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Review of The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts (1994), by H. Clay Gorton.

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Johnson, Mark J. “H. Clay Gorton, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): Article 11.
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Review of The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts (1994), by H. Clay Gorton.

ID = [203]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,old-test  Size: 19138  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Hancock, Ralph C. “H. Verlan Anderson. The Book of Mormon and the Constitution and Brad E. Hainsworth. If Men Were Angels: The Book of Mormon, Christ and the Constitution.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 2 (1997): Article 3.
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Review of The Book of Mormon and the Constitution (1995), by H. Verlan Andersen; and If Men Were Angels: The Book of Mormon, Christ and the Constitution (1995), by Brad E. Hainsworth.

ID = [274]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 23187  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Avant, Gerry. “Habit Formed to Read Book of Mormon.” Church News 57 (17 October 1987): 8-10.
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Youth form a daily habit of Book of Mormon scripture study.

ID = [79504]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-10-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Cracroft, Richard H. “Had for Good and Evil: 19th-Century Literary Treatments of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 2 (2003).
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Moroni prophesied on 21 September 1823 that Joseph’s name, and by implication the book he would eventually translate and publish, should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues. Many current criticisms of the Book of Mormon trace their roots to the antagonistic critiques by 19th-century authors, beginning with Abner Cole, Alexander Campbell, and E. D. Howe. Campbell in particular was responsible for introducing the environmental theory: that Joseph Smith introduced 19th-century elements into his story. Travelers to Salt Lake City published their exposés, which were mostly critical of the Latter-day Saints and their book of sacred scripture. Mark Twain’s dismissive treatment of the book forged lasting popular misconceptions of the book. Fiction writers of the 19th century contributed to suspicion of and ignorance about Mormonism and the Book of Mormon. In more recent times, Fawn M. Brodie, Thomas O’Dea, and Robert V. Remini perpetuated environmental claims about the book. Recent Latter-day Saint scholars— Hugh Nibley, Richard Bushman, and Terryl Givens— represent those who speak good of the book and try to correct misperceptions about it.

ID = [3122]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 71353  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Watt, Ronald G. “‘Had You Stood in the Presence of Peter’: A Letter from Oliver Cowdery to Phineas Young, 1846.” Ensign, February 1977.
ID = [43540]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4827  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:54
Gee, John. “The Hagiography of Doubting Thomas.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 2 (1998): 158-183.
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Review of Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson's Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon (1996), by Stan Larson

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Mesoamerica
ID = [304]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 63795  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Parsons, Robert E. “Hagoth and the Polynesians.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36791]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 28019  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “Hagoth’s Lost Ships and Hawaii.” Improvement Era 27, no. 5 (1924): 482-483.
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In this article, the episode about Hagoth and his sea-venturing ships is quoted from Alma 63 and the theory advanced that the Polynesians descended from Book of Mormon peoples who sailed to Hawaii. It also compares rituals and customs of the ancient Hawaiians with the Israelites.

Keywords: Hagoth, Hawaii, Polynesia
ID = [77125]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Elliott, Max B. “Hand in Hand: Indian Traditions and the Book of Mormon.” Instructor 104 (January 1969): 30.
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LDS missionaries taught the Book of Mormon story to a Navajo spiritual leader and his family. The spiritual leader acknowledged that their story is true and already known in Navajo tradition. 3 Nephi 30:5-6 is applied to this event.

ID = [79505]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Ward, John H. The Hand of Providence: As Shown in the History of Nations and Individuals, From the Great Apostasy to the Restoration of the Gospel. Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor’s Office, 1883.
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Relics have been discovered in almost every part of the western continent that testify of ancient civilizations. Ancient civilizations of America were highly developed. The Book of Mormon is their record. There are many evidences that indicate this is true: breast plates, elephant remains, architecture, bronze, fine cloth, and many others.

ID = [78513]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1883-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Hamblin, William J. “Handheld Weapons in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
ID = [8392]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Perego, Ugo A. “Haplogroup X in Light of Recent Book of Mormon Claims.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32585]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:37
Stice, Earl K. “Happily Ever After: Lessons from Joseph Smith, Lehi, and the Recent Accounting Scandals.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, May 27, 2003.
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We should not get discouraged when our careful plans and solutions don’t always lead to calm, clear sailing. Joseph Smith, Lehi, and even the Stice family have learned that “happily ever after” means pressing forward with faith, not discouragement.

Keywords: Happiness
ID = [69366]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2003-05-27  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:00
Ashton, Brian K. “Happiness, Deceit, and Small Things.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, December 5, 2017.
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I promise that if you will feast upon the scriptures daily, especially the Book of Mormon, you will invite the Spirit into your life and you will naturally pray daily, repent more often, and find it easier to attend church and partake of the sacrament weekly.

Keywords: Happiness; Holy Ghost; Satan; Podcast: Recent Speeches
ID = [70091]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2017-12-05  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Hanks, Marion D. “Hard to Be Understood.” Improvement Era 64, no. 8 (1961): 586-587.
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This article affirms that the only way to clearly understand the great teachings and doctrines of the Book of Mormon is through the Holy Spirit. Science, study, and pure human intellectual pursuits, without God’s spirit, will not adequately relay the full message of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Gift of the Holy Ghost, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Testimony
ID = [76994]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Woodruff, Wilford. “Hardship the Heritage of the Saints—The Necessity of Trial Forgiveness of Enemies—Inspired Dreams, ‘Get the Spirit of God’—The Great Work Expected of the Saints—Labors Among the Lamanites.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 23. 1883, 326–332.
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Discourse by President Wilford Woodruff, delivered in the Meetinghouse, Kaysville, Davis County, Sunday Morning, December 10, 1882. Reported By: John Irvine.

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Johnson, Daniel L. “‘Hard’ Evidence of Ancient American Horses.” BYU Studies Quarterly 54, no. 3 (2015): 149-179.
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The suggestion of horses and chariots in pre–Columbian America has long been an easy target for critics of the Book of Mormon. In spite of difficulties in defending this claim, and although the evidence is incomplete, the geological and archaeological record does provide support for horses and even wheeled vehicles in ancient America. Several theories that attempt to address the issue of pre–Columbian horses are examined in this article, some of which are mutually exclusive. Therefore, not all can be correct. Evidence presented in this article includes (1) archaeological evidence for large animals used for draft and transportation; (2) wheeled artifacts showing a person or animal riding on an obviously artificial wheeled platform; (3) the possibility that Book of Mormon peoples referred to native animals such as the Baird’s tapir with names such as horse that they were familiar with; (4) early accounts suggesting that Native Americans had horses too early for them to come from strays that escaped the Spanish conquistadors, especially since the Spanish kept very careful records of their horses; (5) the prevalence of the pinto or piebald horse among Native Americans and its relative absence among Spanish expeditions; (6)images in Mesoamerican art that might depict horses; (7) evidence that horses survived far longer after the last ice age than previously thought; and (8) the question of the Bashkir Curly.

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Ancient America - North America; Ancient America - South America; Animals; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Horses
ID = [10810]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 50351  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:17
Parry, Donald W. Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.
ID = [30008]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:22
Stout, Walter M. Harmony in Book of Mormon Geography. Las Vegas: Chief Litho, 1950.
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A work that attempts to harmonize the geographical accounts contained in the Book of Mormon with the countries of Nicaragua and Costa Rica located in Central America.

ID = [77840]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1950-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Blair, William W. “Harmony of the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants.” True LDS Herald 10 (1 September 1866): 69-73.
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The use of the terms “endless,” “forever,” and “everlasting” is consistent in the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants.

ID = [79506]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1866-09-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Sorenson, John L. “Harold K. Nielsen, Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 14.
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Review of Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon (1987), by Harold K. Nielsen.

ID = [53]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,sorenson  Size: 5132  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
James, Rhett Stephens. “Harris, Martin.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 2. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Early Church History, Harris, Martin, Restoration, Three Witnesses
ID = [74557]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 10259  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:03
Nelson, Nels Lars. “The Harris-Anthon Episode.” Mormon Point-of-View 1 (1 July 1904): 282-92.
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Weighs the probabilities of the viewpoints of Martin Harris and Charles Anthon with regard to their interview concerning the Book of Mormon characters.

ID = [80480]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1904-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Hullinger, Robert N. The Harris—Anthon Consultation and Mormon Critics. Cincinnati, OH: author, 1968.
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After Martin Harris visited Professor Anthon and Dr. Mitchell of New York City he was persuaded to finance the publication of the Book of Mormon. The account of the visit evolved over a ten-year period. The data shows that Martin Harris took only a transcript of the characters from the plates that did not include Smith’s translation nor did the scholars succeed in translating the characters. Harris’s story in the official declaration varies from these findings. Smith arranged for the interview to fulfill the biblical prophecy in Isaiah 29.

ID = [78514]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Book of Mormon Central. “Has An Artifact That Relates to the Book of Mormon Been Found?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #103. May 19, 2016.
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Keywords: Archaeology; Mulek; Mosiah; Zedekiah; Jeremiah; Bible; Old Testament; Zarahemla; Mulekites; Babylon; Hebrew; Etymology; Evidence
ID = [8233]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-05-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 6494  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Smith, John L. Has Mormonism Changed?. Clearfield, UT: Utah Evangel Press, 1961.
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In the beginning Joseph Smith patterned Mormonism after six groups: Roman Catholicism, Campbell’s teachings, the Pharisees, Masonry, Islam, and Rosicrucianism. Smith’s claims to have translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God have no foundation. LDS doctrines and practices have changed.

ID = [77841]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1961-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Palmer, David A. “Has the City of Nephi Been Found?” Zarahemla Record 22-23 (Fall 1983 and Winter 1984): 6-7, 15-16.
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Asserts that Kaminaljuyu, ancient ruins located within the present city of Guatemala, is the city of Nephi. Archaeologists and scholars have found evidence “that meets all the criteria with respect to geography and topography which the Book of Mormon gives for the city of Nephi”

ID = [79507]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Book of Mormon Central. “Has the Location of Nephi’s Bountiful Been Discovered?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #259. January 9, 2017.
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Keywords: Bountiful; Nephi; Lehi; Arabia; Promised Land; Sailing; Nahom; Dhofar; Khor Kharfot; Archaeology; Botany; Geography; Evidence
ID = [8077]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-01-09  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 17626  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “Has the Prophecy of the Lord’s House Established in the Mountains been Fulfilled?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #41. February 25, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephi; Isaiah; Mountain; Temples; Sacred Space; Heavenly Ascent; Holy Ascent; Prophecy; Salt Lake Temple; Jerusalem; Zion; Restoration
ID = [8295]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-25  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7595  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Has the Seal of Mulek Been Found?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 2 (2003): 72-93, 117-118.
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A small stamp seal bearing the inscription belonging to Malkiyahu, son of the king, arguably belonged to Mulek, son of Zedekiah, who accompanied one of the Israelite groups that settled in the New World. Jeremiah 38:6 mentions Malchiah the son of Hammelech, which could also be a reference to this same Mulek. Discussion centers on similar seals, the meaning of Ben Hamelek, the possible age of Malkiyahu, and Book of Mormon claims about Mulek. This seal could conceivably have been left behind in Jerusalem and found centuries later, thus representing an archaeological artifact of a Book of Mormon personality.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Jerusalem; King Zedekiah; Mulek; Old Testament; Seal
ID = [3127]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 55591  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Sjodahl, Janne M. “Have the Lamanites Jaredite Blood in Their Veins.” Improvement Era 31, no. 1 (1927): 56-57.
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The author proposes that not all the Jaredites perished in the final Jaredite cataclysm. He speculates that some of them fled and joined the people of Mulek.

Keywords: Jaredites, Lamanites, Mulekites
ID = [76775]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Book of Mormon Central. “Have the Valley of Lemuel and the River Laman Been Found?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #286. March 13, 2017.
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Keywords: Lehi; Nephi; Valley of Lemuel; River Laman; Archaeology; Ancient Near East; Wadi; Geography; Arabia; Saudi Arabia; Red Sea; Jerusalem; Lehi’s Journey to the Promised Land; Evidence
ID = [8050]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-03-13  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11646  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Dunn, Paul H. “Have Ye Inquired of the Lord?” In BYU Speeches of the Year (8 April 1969). Provo, UT: BYU Press.
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During a personal crisis of any kind individuals should remember the words of 1 Nephi 15:8, “Have ye inquired of the Lord?” Author cites several stories as examples.

ID = [81081]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1969-04-08  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Nibley, Scott Preston Sukhan. “‘Have Ye Inquired of the Lord?’: Inquiry Patterns in the Bible and the Book of Mormon.” Studia Antiqua : The Journal of the Student Society for Ancient Studies 5, no. 2 (December, 2007): 41-60.
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The Hebrew scriptures contain dozens of passages where an inquiry to deity is requested in order to reveal the unknown, or to sanction a proper course of action. Linguistic and narrative similarities in biblical passages involving divine inquiry have been observed by scholars. These divine inquiry incidents are categorized by scholars as a subset of Israelite divination within the larger framework of ancient Near Eastern mantic institutions. Variable narrative elements in these instances include such things as the setting, identity of the requester, identity of the intermediary, reason for the inquiry, and type of oracle employed. Linguistic elements, namely verb choice, correspond to narrative elements in different passages. When these elements are analyzed, prominent patterns of ancient Israelite divine inquiry emerge. The purpose of this paper is to identify dominant patterns of divine inquiry found in the Bible and to show how the Book of Mormon employs the same patterns in varied circumstances, and that these patterns fit all the parameters of typical ancient Israelite consultations of deity. In addition, an understanding of the prophetic inquiry type clarifies and contextualizes certain Book of Mormon passages.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Bible and; Prayer
ID = [82043]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-12-01  Collections:  bible,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Madsen, Ann N. “Have Ye Received His Image? (Alma 5:14).” Ensign, September 1983.
ID = [46365]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 609  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:44
Spencer, James R. Have You Witnessed to a Mormon Lately?. Old Tappan, NJ: Chosen Books, Fleming, Revell Co., 1986.
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Contains a warning to those who read and pray about the Book of Mormon. “God is not into burning bosom formulas” Spiritual experiences do not come in this way; it may be counterfeit and is very dangerous. The Book of Mormon is filled with plagiarized scriptures from the Bible intermingled with fraudulent material. The Book of Mormon is full of inconsistencies. The Spaulding theory is favored.

ID = [77842]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Lambert, R.G. “Hawaiian Mythology.” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 20 (1876): 235.
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Sees some elements of Hawaiian myth as correlative to the Book of Mormon. Cites some particulars of Captain Cook.

Keywords: Hawaii, Missionary Work, Mythology, Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [75887]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Lambert, R. G. “Hawaiian Mythology.” Juvenile Instructor 11 (15 October 1876): 235.
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Sees some elements of Hawaiian myth as correlative to the Book of Mormon. Sites some particulars of Captain Cook.

ID = [79508]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-10-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Swain, Monte R. “He Cares More About the Shoulder Than About the Wheel.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, May 27, 2008.
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He who is omnipotent really does not need us to move the wheel or to build anything for Him. It is not His ultimate objective to cover the world with chapels and temples. That is a means to His end, and I believe we can all easily quote that end, His ultimate objective: “For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” I believe that He cares more about the shoulder than about the wheel—that wheel is how we are moved to come home to Him. The wheel, the work, is a blessing to us. This is important. The work is a blessing.

Keywords: Adversity; Work; Collection: Overcoming Adversity; Podcast: Overcoming Adversity
ID = [69630]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2008-05-27  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:02
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘He Did Go About Secretly’: Additional Thoughts on the Literary Use of Alma’s Name.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 27 (2017): 197-212.
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Abstract: Mormon describes Alma the Younger’s “go[ing] about secretly” to destroy the church that his father, Alma the Elder, had established (Mosiah 27:8–10), this as a narratalogical inversion of that period when Alma the Elder “went about privately” teaching the words of Abinadi and establishing a church “that it might not come to the knowledge of the king” (Mosiah 18:1–6). In Mosiah 27:10, Mormon subtly reworks Alma the Younger’s autobiographical statement preserved in Alma 36:6, adding in the former passage a word rendered “secretly” to create a midrashic or interpretive pun on the name Alma, echoing the meaning of the Semitic root ʿlm, “hide,” “conceal”). Mosiah 27:8–10 contains additional language that evokes the introduction of the name Alma in the Book of Mormon (at first in terms of ʿelem [“young man”] but also in terms of the homonymous root ʿlm) in Mosiah 17:2–4 but also re-invokes allusions in the latter passage to Mosiah 14:1 (Isaiah 53:1).

ID = [3670]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 31176  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Heslop, J. Melan. “He Found the Truth after Years of Study.” Church News 44 (2 March 1974): 4.
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Wilhelm Warlenier of Bonn, Germany was converted after years of pondering the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79509]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1974-03-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘He Is a Good Man’: The Fulfillment of Helaman 5:6-7 in Helaman 8:7 and 11:18-19.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 17 (2016): 165-170.
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Abstract: Mormon, as an author and editor, was concerned to show the fulfillment of earlier Nephite prophecy when such fulfillment occurred. Mormon took care to show that Nephi and Lehi, the sons of Helaman, fulfilled their father’s prophetic and paranetic expectations regarding them as enshrined in their given names — the names of their “first parents.” It had been “said and also written” (Helaman 5:6-7) that Nephi’s and Lehi’s namesakes were “good” in 1 Nephi 1:1. Using onomastic play on the meaning of “Nephi,” Mormon demonstrates in Helaman 8:7 that it also came to be said and written of Nephi the son of Helaman that he was “good.” Moreover, Mormon shows Nephi that his brother Lehi was “not a whit behind him” in this regard (Helaman 11:19). During their lifetimes — i.e., during the time of the fulfillment of Mosiah’s forewarning regarding societal and political corruption (see Mosiah 29:27) that especially included secret combinations — Nephi and Lehi stood firm against increasingly popular organized evil.

ID = [4217]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 12701  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:55
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘He Is God; and He Is with Them’” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 62, no. 1 (2023): 135.
ID = [81627]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:03
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘He Is God; and He Is with Them’: Helaman 8:21–23 and Isaiah’s Immanuel Prophecy as a Thematic Scriptural Concept.” BYU Studies Quarterly 62, no. 1 (2023): 135-168.
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“Two statements from Nephi2, the son of Helaman, have direct reference to Isaiah’s Immanuel theme in Isaiah 7:14; 8:8, 10 and the meaning of Immanuel, ’God with us.’ This article will further explore how both statements reveal some of the nuances of how the Nephites understood the Immanuel prophecy. Lastly, I will show how Jesus’s physical presence ’with’ the Lamanites, Nephites, and Mulochites in 3 Nephi 11–26 stands as the ultimate earthly expression of the ’Immanuel’ concept. That supreme Christophany included his institution of the sacrament as a reminder of his resurrected physical presence among them at the temple in Bountiful and his continuing spiritual presence ’with’ them afterward (see 3 Ne. 18). Jesus instituted these symbols among a people who had a familiarity with and a lengthy interpretive history of the prophecies of Isaiah, as had Jesus’s Jewish Galilean disciples.” [Author]

Keywords: Testament, Old; Book of Mormon; Prophecies; Scriptures, textual parallels
ID = [81953]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Bowen, Matthew L. “He Knows My Affliction: The Hill Onidah as Narrative Counterpart to the Rameumptom.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 195-220.
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Abstract: The toponym Onidah, attested as the name of a hill in Alma 32:4, most plausibly derives from Hebrew ʿŏnî /ʿōnî/ʿônî (ʿonyî, “my affliction”) + yādaʿ/yēdaʿ (“he knew,” “he knows”) — i.e., “he has acknowledged my affliction” or “he knows my affliction.” This etymology finds support in the context of the Zoramite narrative in which it occurs. In view of the pejorative lexical associations of the Rameumptom, the “high” and “holy stand,” with Hebrew rām (< rwm, “high”) and haughtiness, arrogance, and pride, we see Mormon using the Rameumptom, the “high” platform for Zoramite self-exalting worship, with Onidah, the hill from which Alma and Amulek taught the Zoramite poor and humble. The latter name and Alma’s teaching from that location constituted a sign that the Lord “knew” their “affliction.” Alma devotes a significant part of his message not only extolling the spiritual value of their state of “affliction” and humiliation or compelled “humility” (ʿŏnî Exodus 3:7, 17), but teaching them how to “plant” the “word” (even Jesus Christ himself) in their hearts through prayer — the word that would grow up into a “perfect knowledge” of God — experientially “knowing” God (Alma 32:16‒36) and being known by him (cf. Alma 7:12).
“Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.” (Psalms 138:6)
“It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.” (Psalms 119:71‒72)
“And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.” (2 Samuel 22:28).

ID = [3552]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 63427  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Dunn, Alaina Wangsgaard. “He Put Me Back Together.” Ensign, October 2020.
ID = [40731]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2203  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:29
Moyle, Henry D. “He Saw the Golden Plates.” Instructor 95 (July 1960): 226-27, 229.
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An account of an interview between David Whitmer and the author’s father, James H. Moyle, in which Whitmer reaffirmed the validity of the plates and the angel who showed them to him.

ID = [79510]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘He Shall Add’: Wordplay on the Name Joseph and an Early Instance of Gezera Shawa in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 30, no. 2 (2010).
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In explaining the prophecies of Isaiah in which his soul delighted, Nephi sets up an intriguing wordplay on the name Joseph. On several occasions he combines segments of Isaiah 11:11 and Isaiah 29:14 to foretell the gathering and restoration of Israel at the time of the coming forth of additional scripture. The most discernible reason for Nephi’s interpretation of these two specific texts in the light of each other is their shared use of the Hebrew verb yāsap, which literally means “to add” but can have the more developed senses to “continue” or “proceed to do” something and “to do again.” This verb is also the source of the name Joseph, which means “may He [the Lord] add,” “He shall add,” or “He has added.” Rachel, the mother of the patriarch Joseph, is said to have explained the giving of this name to her son with that basic sense in mind: “And she called his name Joseph [yôsēp], and said, The Lord shall add [yōsēp] to me another son” (Genesis 30:24; emphasis in all scriptural citations is mine). Thus when Nephi combined these two prophecies together through their common use of yāsap, he was also using a wordplay on the name Joseph both to remind us that it was the seed of Joseph that would be gathered and to foretell the involvement of another Joseph, Joseph Smith, in the gathering and in the coming forth of scripture.

Keywords: Nephi; scripture; Joseph; texts
ID = [66947]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Reynolds, George. “‘He Shall Perish’” Improvement Era 2, no. 11 (September 1899): 801-806.
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2 Nephi 10 prophesies that a king will never be raised up unto the gentiles upon the land. Reynolds tells of the tragic fates of Louis Napoleon and Maximilian who tried to establish an empire in Mexico (1861) after the Book of Mormon had come forth and warns all people against attempting such a thing.

Keywords: Kingship, Napoleon III, Nineteenth-Century American History, Nineteenth-Century World History, Prophecy, Prophet
ID = [75791]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1899-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Reynolds, George. “‘He Shall Perish’” Improvement Era 2, no. 11 (September 1899): 801-806.
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2 Nephi 10 prophesies that a king will never be raised up unto the gentiles upon the land. Reynolds tells of the tragic fates of Louis Napoleon and Maximilian who tried to establish an empire in Mexico (1861) after the Book of Mormon had come forth and warns all people against attempting such a thing.

Keywords: Kingship, Napoleon III, Nineteenth-Century American History, Nineteenth-Century World History, Prophecy, Prophet
ID = [76503]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1899-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
“He Started Marking the Book Before He Was Taught by Elders.” Church News 58 (31 December 1988): 10.
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A conversion story of a young man who read and marked the Book of Mormon before he received missionary discussions.

ID = [79511]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Hansen, L. Taylor. He Walked the Americas. Amherst: Amherst Press, 1963.
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This is a collection of more than fifty Indian legends concerning the Healer, the Mighty, and the Prophet. The sequence of these legends, particularly vivid among the wild tribes, form a curious pattern matching the stories told in the Book of Mormon. They tell of a saintly white teacher who performed miracles of healing. His symbols are woven into blankets, carved on canyon walls, and burned in pottery.

ID = [77843]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Madsen, Ann N. “The Healing and Exalting Powers of Christ Weave Together at Easter.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 25 (2017): 61-65.
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Abstract: In this personal essay, Ann Madsen reflects on the ways in which the healing power of Christ converges with His exalting power at Easter. Cold gives way to warmth, pride to submission, and reflection to sanctification. The weekly Sacrament provides a time for cleansing, renewal, and drawing our thoughts toward the Lord. The path leads to us becoming like Him.

ID = [3686]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 7276  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Swift, Hales. “Healing Rifts among the Nephites (Alma 16).” The Interpreter Foundation website. June 15, 2020.
ID = [6471]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-06-15  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 3587  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Fry, Evan A. Hear Our Story. Independence, MO: Herald House,n.d.
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Relates the story of the coming forth of the Book of the Mormon as part of an introduction to the RLDS church.

ID = [77844]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Horne, Dennis B. “Hearing the Voice of the Lord in the Mind #5: The Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 22, 2021.
ID = [4960]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2021-03-22  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 7487  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:01
Rees, Robert A. “The Heart in Alma 12 and 13.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81739]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Wright, Mark Alan. “Heartland as Hinterland: The Mesoamerican Core and North American Periphery of Book of Mormon Geography.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32512]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 33004  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Wright, Mark Alan. “Heartland as Hinterland: The Mesoamerican Core and North American Periphery of Book of Mormon Geography.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 13 (2015): 111-129.
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Abstract: The best available evidence for the Book of Mormon continues to support a limited Mesoamerican model. However, Alma 63 indicates that there was a massive northward migration in the mid-first century bc. I argue that these north-bound immigrants spread out over the centuries and established settlements that were geographically distant from the core Nephite area, far beyond the scope of the text of the Book of Mormon. I introduce the Hinterland Hypothesis and argue that it can harmonize the Mesoamerican evidence for the Book of Mormon with Joseph Smith’s statements concerning Nephite and Lamanite material culture in North America. Archaeological and anthropological evidence is used to demonstrate that migrations and cultural influence did in fact spread northward from Mesoamerica into North America in pre-Columbian times.

ID = [4269]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 39030  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
Eyring, Henry B. “Hearts Bound Together.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2005.
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When you were baptized, your ancestors looked down on you with hope. … They rejoiced to see one of their descendants make a covenant to find them.

ID = [19999]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2005-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 12886  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:21
Eyring, Henry B. “Hearts Bound Together.” Ensign, May 2005.
ID = [56483]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2005-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12953  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:10
Stevenson, Gary E. “Hearts Knit Together.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2021.
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Elder Stevenson teaches the importance of kindness, love, and respect, offering specific counsel to children, youth, and adults.

ID = [23353]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2021-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 1784  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:14
Worthen, Kevin J. “Hearts Knit Together in Love.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, September 7, 2021.
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I hope that because of our efforts to create a community of belonging, we may one day say, “The campus of BYU, the mountains of BYU, the buildings of BYU, how beautiful are they to the eyes of them who there came to the knowledge of their Redeemer as their hearts were knit together in love.”

Keywords: Loneliness; Love; Unity
ID = [70245]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2021-09-07  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Barzee, NiCole M. “Hearts Knit Together: Talks from the 1995 Women’s Conference.” BYU Studies 36, no. 4 (1996): 243.
ID = [11940]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 1697  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:25
Tanner, David S. Heaven and Earth: Past, Present and Future. A Correlation of LDS Scripture and Other Writings. Volume II. San Jose, CA: Davis S. Tanner, 1976.
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Covers the period of time from Solomon to Christ. Shows a comparative chronologically of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price, as well as early Church writings and writings of Joseph Fielding Smith.

ID = [77845]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Blumenthal, Walter Hart. Heaven and Hades: Two Excursions for Bookmen. Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1965.
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Identifies books that are “diabolical” and others that are God-inspired (hence the title). Believes that the Book of Mormon was God-inspired. Presents a brief history of the acquisition and translation of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77846]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1965-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Ricks, Stephen D. “Heavenly Visions and Prophetic Calls in Isaiah 6 (2 Nephi 16), the Book of Mormon, and the Revelation of John.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 171—90. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67048]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Blumenthal, Walter Hart. “Heaven’s Library: Archives and Annals of the Gods of Old.” American Book Collector 11 (February 1961): 10-20.
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Gives a brief history of numerous accounts of divinely inspired or protected books as well as heaven-sent books, including the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79512]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1961-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Skousen, Royal. “Hebraic Conditionals in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 201-203. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Hebraism
ID = [75685]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Parry, Donald W. “Hebraisms and Other Ancient Peculiarities in the Book of Mormon.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 155-189. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Hebraism; Language - Hebrew; Parallelism; Poetry; Simile Curse
ID = [75593]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 54376  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon.” 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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A Hebraism is an English representation of something that originally was Hebrew. John Tvedtnes argues that Joseph Smith did a good job of rendering, as closely as he could in English, an ancient text. He discusses instances where the English language used in the Book of Mormon reflects a Hebraic source.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Language
ID = [8609]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon: A Preliminary Survey.” Brigham Young University Studies 11, no. 1 (1970): 50-58.
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Though the Book of Mormon expressly states that it is written in the “language of the Egyptians,” (1 Nephi 1:2), nevertheless, it quite clearly reflects a number of Hebrew idioms and contains numerous Hebrew words. This is no doubt due to the fact that the Nephites retained the Hebrew language, albeit in an altered form (See Mormon 9:35). Moreover, it is not impossible that the plates themselves contained Hebrew words, idioms,and syntax written in Egyptian cursive script (Moroni’s “reformed Egyptian”—see Mormon 9:32). In this present treatise, we will not be concerned so much with the methodology involved in the writing of the Book of Mormon as with the evidence for the use of Hebrew expressions, or of expressions akin thereto. Only the more important examples will be cited.

Keywords: Hebraism; Language - Hebrew; Language - Reformed Egyptian
ID = [9636]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1970-01-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 794  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:08
Stubbs, Brian D. “Hebrew and Uto-Aztecan: Possible Linguistic Connections.” 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; Language; Language - Hebrew; Language - Uto-Aztecan
ID = [66525]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Hebrew Background of the Book of Mormon.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 77-91. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The English translation of the Book of Mormon shows many characteristics of the Hebrew language. In many places the words that have been used and the ways in which the words have been put together are more typical of Hebrew than of English. These Hebraisms, as I will call them, are evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon—evidence that Joseph Smith did not write a book in English but translated an ancient text and that his translation reflects the Hebrew words and word order of the original.

Keywords: Hebraism; Historicity; Language; Language - Hebrew; Translation
ID = [75624]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 24680  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtness, John A. “The Hebrew Background of the Book of Mormon.” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 77 (Summer 1992): 7-10.
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Portions of Tvedtnes’s article from Rediscovering the Book of Mormon are reprinted here. The 1966 revision of the Book of Mormon corrected expressions that were considered awkward in English. This destroyed much of the evidence of the book’s ancient characteristics and Hebrew language patterns. The Hebraic expressions found in the 1930 edition assist in proving the authenticity of the book.

ID = [80481]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1992-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
S., A. F. “Hebrew Culture of American Indians.” Saints’ Herald 101 (2 August 1954): 750.
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Latter-day Saints are not unique in their belief that the Indians have Hebrew origins. Quotes The History of the American Indian by James Adair (1775) to support this claim.

ID = [79513]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1954-08-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon I.” Improvement Era 17, no. 3 (1914): 189-192.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The first part covers Hebrew plurals.

Keywords: Hebraism, Language, Language - Hebrew, Literary Analysis
ID = [77090]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon II.” Improvement Era 17, no. 4 (1914): 366-370.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The second part covers the Hebrew ’and.’

Keywords: Hebraism, Language, Language – Hebrew, Literary Analysis
ID = [76930]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon III.” Improvement Era 17, no. 5 (1914): 471-475.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The third part covers “the severance of associated ideas.”

Keywords: Hebraism, Language, Language - Hebrew, Literary Analysis
ID = [77029]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon IV.” Improvement Era 17, no. 7 (1914): 623-627.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The fourth part covers Hebrew verb forms.

Keywords: Hebraism, Language, Language - Hebrew, Literary Analysis
ID = [76961]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon IX.” Improvement Era 18, no. 2 (1914): 136-143.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The ninth part covers Hebrew prepositions and various Hebraisms.

Keywords: Hebraism, Language, Language – Hebrew, Literary Analysis
ID = [76962]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon V.” Improvement Era 17, no. 9 (1914): 881-884.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The fifth part covers Hebrew numerals.

Keywords: Hebraism, Language, Language - Hebrew, Literary Analysis
ID = [77008]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon VI.” Improvement Era 17, no. 10 (1914): 972-975.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The sixth part covers Hebrew omissions, noun dependency, and lack of adjectives.

Keywords: Hebraism, Language, Language – Hebrew, Literary Analysis
ID = [76977]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon VII.” Improvement Era 17, no. 11 (1914): 1061-1063.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The seventh part covers possessive use of “nouns in construct relation.”

Keywords: Hebraism, Language, Language – Hebrew, Literary Analysis
ID = [76940]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon VIII.” Improvement Era 17, no. 12 (1914): 1147-1151.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The eighth part covers nouns in construct relation.

Keywords: Hebraism, Language, Language – Hebrew, Literary Analysis
ID = [76852]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon, I.” Improvement Era 13, no. 2 (1909): 117-121.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The first part covers Hebrew grammar.

Keywords: Enallage, Hebraisms, Language – Hebrew, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics
ID = [76794]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1909-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon, II.” Improvement Era 13, no. 3 (1910): 234-239.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The second part covers Hebraisms and Nephite proper names.

Keywords: Hebraisms, Language – Hebrew, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics, Onomastics
ID = [77117]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1910-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon, III.” Improvement Era 13, no. 4 (1910): 336-342.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The third part discusses Nephite proper names.

Keywords: Hebraisms, Language – Hebrew, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics, Onomastics
ID = [76911]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1910-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon, IV.” Improvement Era 13, no. 5 (1910): 418-420.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The fourth part covers names and Greek-origin words in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Language – Greek, Language – Hebrew, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics, Onomastics
ID = [76928]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1910-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Hebrew Idioms and Analogies in the Book of Mormon, V.” Improvement Era 13, no. 6 (1910): 538-543.
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A series that produces evidence that the Book of Mormon is an ancient Hebrew work, containing Hebraisms. Emphasizes: (1) The Book of Mormon contains peculiar grammatical structures that are similarly found in the Bible, (2) many of the proper names in the Book of Mormon possess a notable Jewish character, and (3) many of the Jaredite proper names contain Hebraic similarities that date back to the period predating the Tower of Babel. The fifth part continues in covering Hebrew proper names and translation conventions.

Keywords: Language – Hebrew, Language – Latin, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics, Onomastics
ID = [77050]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1910-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Sperry, Sidney B. “Hebrew Idioms in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 1 (1995): 218-225.
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Literal translations of Hebrew idioms are prevalent in the Book of Mormon, as are literal renditions of compound Hebrew prepositions. Parallels can be found in the Old and New Testaments, especially in the Hebrew translation of the Old Testament.

Keywords: Figurative Language; Hebraisms; Idiom; Language; Language - Hebrew; Linguistic Analysis; Translation
ID = [2884]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 13381  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Bramwell, E. Craig. “Hebrew Idioms in the Small Plates of Nephi.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1960.
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An examination is made of the influence of biblical English literature prevalent in Joseph Smith’s day upon the translation of the Book of Mormon. Also a scholarly inquiry into the verbal and syntactical structure in the small plates compared with Hebrew grammatical structures.

ID = [79514]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Bramwell, E. Craig. “Hebrew Idioms in the Small Plates of Nephi.” Improvement Era 64, no. 7 (1961): 496-497, 517.
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This article argues that, inasmuch as the Book of Mormon is a literal translation from a Hebrew record, one would expect to find the frequent use of Hebraic idiomatic expressions in it. Bramwell provides examples of a number of Hebraisms, such as compound subjects, frequent usage of the conjunction “and,” a limited number of vocabulary words, and the repetitive use of possessive pronouns.

Keywords: Hebraisms, Idiom, Language – Hebrew, Small Plates of Nephi
ID = [77044]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Gordon, Cyrus H. “A Hebrew Inscription Authenticated.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1, edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, 67-80. Vol. 1. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This first of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the contributors have learned from Dr. Nibley. Nearly every major subject that he has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the influence of Nibley, Copts and the Bible, the Seventy in scripture, the great apostasy, the book of Daniel in early Mormon thought, an early Christian initiation ritual, John’s Apocalypse, ancient Jewish seafaring, Native American rites of passage, Sinai as sanctuary and mountain of God, the Qurʾan and creation ex nihilo, and the sacred handclasp and embrace.
A discussion of the Bat Creek Inscription, a Hebrew inscription found in a burial site in Loudon County, Tennessee in 1889.

Keywords: Bat Creek Stone; Forgery; Hoax; Language - Hebrew
ID = [2330]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 26134  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:33
Ricks, Stephen D., and John A. Tvedtnes. “The Hebrew Origin of Some Book of Mormon Place Names.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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The place-names Cumorah, Jershon, and Zarahemla have possible Hebrew origins.

ID = [2968]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 10686  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Ricks, Stephen D., and John A. Tvedtnes. “The Hebrew Origin of Three Book of Mormon Place-Names.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 88-92. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Cumorah; Jershon (Land of); Language; Language - Hebrew; Onomastics; Zarahemla (Mulekite); Zarahemla (Polity)
ID = [75662]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 8055  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Heater, Shirley R. “Hebrew Poetry Brings a New Understanding of Joy.” Zarahemla Record 34 (1986): 14-15.
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Poetic analysis of Alma’s words in the Book of Mormon provides insight into the meaning of word “joy”

ID = [79515]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Crowell, Angela M. “Hebrew Poetry in the Book of Mormon: Part I and II.” Zarahemla Record 32-33 (1986): 2-9; 7-12.
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An introduction to Hebrew poetry in the Book of Mormon. The author introduces several poetic types, including synonymous, synthetic, staircase, alternate, chiastic, and antithetical parallelisms. Other poetic and literary patterns are also investigated. In most instances Crowell gives only one example of each poetic type from the Bible, followed by one from the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79516]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Wayment, Thomas A. “The Hebrew Text of Alma 7:11.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 1 (2005): 98-103, 130.
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The brass plates were essential to Lehi’s posterity since they contained the teachings that would lead them to righteousness; there are quotations from the brass plates throughout the Book of Mormon. We do not know what language or languages were used on the plates that came from Laban’s trove. Alma’s rendering of an unattributed Isaiah quotation is closer to the Hebrew text than are the versions found in the Septuagint and King James Bible. But when this same quotation appears a second time in the Book of Mormon and is attributed to Isaiah, it follows the KJV rendering. This curiosity offers a clue to the riddle of the language of the brass plates—it is very possible that at least some of the writings were in Hebrew.

Keywords: Brass Plates; Isaiah; King James Bible; Language; Language - Hebrew
ID = [3161]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 28927  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
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: 4/17/24 10:52:40
Baker, George R. “Heeded Moroni.” Church News 63 (1 May 1993): 16.
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Story of author’s conversion. He joined the Church after reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it according to Moroni’s challenge.

ID = [79517]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1993-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Sweat, Anthony. “Hefted and Handled: Tangible Interactions with Book of Mormon Objects.” In The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, eds. Dennis L. Largey, Andrew H. Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34706]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 41647  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:47
Sweat, Anthony. “Hefted and Handled: Tangible Interactions with Book of Mormon Objects.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33957]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:41
Hardy, Grant R. “Helaman.” In The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, ed. Grant Hardy. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [37213]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:47
Thorne, Melvin J. “Helaman 1.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 2. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Helaman (Son of King Benjamin)
ID = [74567]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 454  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:03
Ensign. “Helaman 13–16.” Ensign September 2020.
ID = [63679]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2932  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:17
Ensign. “Helaman 1–6.” Ensign August 2020.
ID = [63626]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2525  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:17
Cheesman, Paul R. “Helaman 2.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 2. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Helaman (Son of Alma the Younger)
ID = [74568]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 3491  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:03
Baker, Christine Purves. “Helaman 3.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 2. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Helaman (Son of Helaman)
ID = [74569]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 2015  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:03
Ensign. “Helaman 7–12.” Ensign August 2020.
ID = [63627]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2604  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:17
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Helaman and the Two Thousand.” Children’s Friend 62 (July 1963): 16-17.
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A children’s story of Helaman and the two thousand stripling warriors.

ID = [79518]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Graham, Patricia L. “Helaman and the Two Thousand Young Men of Faith.” Friend 16 (May 1986): 37.
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Retelling of the stripling warrior story for children, with pictures and brief commentary.

ID = [79519]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Williams, Clyde J. “Helping Children Love the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, January 2012.
ID = [59538]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4892  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:35
Ricks, Joel E. Helps to the Study of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Zion’s, 1916.
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This instructional aid intended to increase understanding of the Book of Mormon includes a chronology, maps, photos, an account of how Joseph Smith obtained the gold plates, and a dictionary of proper names found in the Book of Mormon. Ricks also presents an explanation of the Urim and Thummim and uses geography, archaeology, ancient traditions, and biblical prophecies to demonstrate the divinity of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77847]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1916-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Oman, Richard G. “Henri-Robert Bresil’s Alma Baptizing in the Waters of Mormon.” BYU Studies 32, no. 3 (1992): 101.
ID = [12274]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 3828  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:00
Densley, Steven T., Jr. “Heralding a New Age of Book of Mormon Scholarship.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 27 (2017): 223-228.
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A review of John W. Welch, Neal Rappleye, Stephen O. Smoot, David J. Larsen, and Taylor Halverson, eds., Knowing Why: 137 Evidences That the Book of Mormon is True. Covenant Communications, Inc., 2017, 380 pages including endnotes and biographical material. $34.99 (paperback).
Abstract: Book of Mormon Central has produced a fantastic resource for students and teachers of the Book of Mormon. Knowing Why updates prior discoveries and provides new and interesting insights based upon solid scholarship.

ID = [3673]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 12167  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
“Herculaneum Papyri Project Catalyzes New Oxford Society.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).
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Brigham Young University’s Herculaneum papyri project continues to gain support among American and European scholars. The project’s director, Roger T. Macfarlane, an associate professor of classics at BYU, was invited to serve on the organizing board of the nascent Herculaneum Society, which was inaugurated in Oxford, England, on 3 July 2004. The society promotes inter-national attention on scholarship and fund-raising related to the ancient town of Herculaneum and its Villa of the Papyri. Together with David Arm-strong, a classics professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Macfarlane will direct the North American division of the Herculaneum Society. “There is no secret,” he says, “that the society is eager to capitalize on our project’s success.”

Keywords: BYU; Herculaneum Society; scholarship; documentary
ID = [66757]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“Heritage of Book of Mormon Told Youth by Bishop Brown.” Church News 42 (2 September 1972): 13.
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Bishop Victor L. Brown told the youth at the Mexico Area Conference that they should be proud of their heritage and that they should honor their priesthood.

ID = [79520]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1972-09-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Goff, Alan. “A Hermeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Positivism, and the Bible and Book of Mormon.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1989.
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Biblical studies take two approaches—historical and literary. The latter focuses on the narrative. This study focuses on the narrative of the Book of Mormon, which is a collection of complex, interwoven texts, a canonical work and an ancient document. The author looks at the methods of those who want to see the Book of Mormon as a nineteenth-century document. This work is reviewed in M.239.

ID = [78888]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Negaard, Sadi. Heroes for God. 4 parts. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1961.
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Parts 2-3 feature Book of Mormon stories for youth, with illustrations.

ID = [77848]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1961-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Gardner, Cristie B. “Heroes from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1991): 7-14.
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Review of Heroes from the Book of Mormon (1995), by Deseret Book

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Alma the Elder; Alma the Younger; Amulek; Brother of Jared; Captain Moroni; Doctrine; Enos (Son of Jacob); Faith; Jacob (Son of Lehi); King Benjamin; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Samuel the Lamanite; Scripture Study; Seed; Tree of Life; Zeezrom
ID = [258]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 17176  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. Heroes of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1975.
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The author rewrites, on a child’s level, topics such as Lehi’s vision and journey into the wilderness, Nephi and the brass plates, Nephi building a ship, the faith of Jacob, Abinadi, Alma, Amulek, Ammon, the Anti-Nephi-Lehies, Helaman, Samuel the Lamanite, the brother of Jared, and Moroni hiding the brass plates.

ID = [77849]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Scott, Hazel Imrie. Heroes of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1986.
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RLDS activity book designed for teaching the Book of Mormon to children.

ID = [77850]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Lundstrom, Harold. “Heyerdahl Book Supports Theory Polynesians Came from ‘America’” Church News23 (29 August 1953): 13.
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Reports on Heyerdahl’s book American Indians in the Pacific—The Theory Behind the Kon-Tiki Expedition . Argues that the Polynesians originated from the pre-Inca inhabitants of South America.

ID = [79521]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1953-08-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Holbrook, Barbara. “Heyerdahl Seeks More Evidence Polynesians Came from South America.” Church News 23 (24 January 1953): 15.
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Tells about Heyerdahl’s attempt to find evidence that the Polynesians came from South America. Notes that one of the Galapagos Islands grows a species of cotton known to have been cultivated in pre- Columbian northern Peru. Statement about Hagoth (Alma 63) accompanies the article.

ID = [79522]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1953-01-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Arnold, Marilyn. “Hidden Ancient Records Abound.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 53-56.
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Review of The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of the Darkness unto Light” (2000), by John A. Tvedtnes

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Gold Plates; Hidden Records; Historicity
ID = [386]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 8186  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Treat, Raymond C. “The Hidden Principle: Come unto Christ.” Zarahemla Record 65 (January/February 1993): 2-3.
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The phrase “come unto Christ” (or similar phraseology) is found 43 times in the Book of Mormon. This phrase “describes a covenant relationship,” a spiritual covenant made before baptism (see Mosiah 18:10; 21:32-33). “To become as a little child” (3 Nephi 9:22) is synonymous with coming unto Christ.

ID = [80482]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hidden Records.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 9-30. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Burial; Dead Sea Scrolls; Early Christianity; Freemasonry; Hidden Books; Hidden Records; Judaism; Metal Plates; Nag Hammadi Library
ID = [75604]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Skousen, W. Cleon. Hidden Treasures from the Book of Mormon. 4 vols. Provo and Salt Lake City: Dana Press and Publisher’s Press, 1971-1972.
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A four-volume work designed as an instructional aid to Book of Mormon study. The workbook format proceeds verse by verse, with accompanying commentaries, maps, drawings, fill-in-the- blank questions, charts, and topics of discussion.

ID = [77851]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1972-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. “The ‘Hidden’ Messiah.” In A Witness of Jesus Christ: The 18th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, ed. Richard D. Draper, 80–95. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990.
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The Book of Mormon and modern revelation reveal the true nature of messianic Old Testament passages

ID = [67094]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:42
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hiding Records in Boxes.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 31-57. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Ark of the Covenant; Early Christianity; Gold Plates; Hidden Records; Judaism; Metal Plates
ID = [75605]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hiding Sacred Relics.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 109-126. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Breastplate; Burial; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls; Early Christianity; Gold Plates; Judaism; Nephite Interpreters; Relics; Sword of Laban; Temple Worship; Urim and Thummim
ID = [75608]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hiding the Secret Plans.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).
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The Second Conference of Abbot Serenus 21, written about A.D. 426 by the Christian scholar John Cassian, sheds light on statements made in the Book of Mormon and the Book of Moses about Cain, who slew his brother Abel.

Keywords: Cain; Abel; Book of Mormon; text; traditions
ID = [66692]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Roberts, B. H. “Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 14, no. 8 (1911): 665-677.
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This article produces a Mormon view of the historical-critical method of biblical source analysis. “The methods . . . of higher criticism we recognize as proper; but we must disagree as to the correctness of many of the conclusions arrived at by that method.” The author deals with the literary critics by delivering logic against logic, but also establishes the spiritual nature of the Book of Mormon. The first part covers chronology and 1 Nephi.

Keywords: 1 Nephi, Chronology, Documentary Hypothesis, Higher Criticism, Literary Criticism
ID = [76890]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Roberts, B. H. “Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 14, no. 8, June 1911, 665–77.
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How Book of Mormon evidence contradicts biblical scholarship, especially the theory of multiple authorship of Isaiah

ID = [67474]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-06-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,old-test,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:44
Roberts, B. H. “Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 14 (June 1911): 665–677.
ID = [77292]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-06-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Roberts, B. H. “Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon, II.” Improvement Era 14, no. 9 (1911): 774-786.
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This article produces a Mormon view of the historical-critical method of biblical source analysis. “The methods . . . of higher criticism we recognize as proper; but we must disagree as to the correctness of many of the conclusions arrived at by that method.” The author deals with the literary critics by delivering logic against logic, but also establishes the spiritual nature of the Book of Mormon. The second part covers Isaian authorship.

Keywords: Chronology, Deutero-Isaiah, Documentary Hypothesis, Higher Criticism, Isaiah (Book), Isaian Authorship, Literary Criticism
ID = [77137]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Roberts, B. H. “Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon, Part 2.” Improvement Era 14, no. 9, July 1911, 774–86.
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How Book of Mormon evidence contradicts biblical scholarship, especially the theory of multiple authorship of Isaiah

ID = [67473]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-07-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,old-test,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:44
Baker, Lewis Henry. Highlights of the Book of Mormon. Los Angeles: author, 1934.
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Features 86 brief chapters, each containing a number of verses from the Book of Mormon. Some chapters are introduced with a note from the author.

ID = [77852]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1934-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Pratt, Orson. “The Hill Cumorah.” In Masterful Discourses and Writings of Orson Pratt, compiled by N. B. Lundwall, 390-94. Salt Lake City: Lundwall, n.d.
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A few notes on the Hill Cumorah. It was the site of the final battles of both Nephite and Jaredite nations, and contains a repository of plates and records.

ID = [81072]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Pratt, Orson. “The Hill Cumorah.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 27 (7 July 1866): 417-19.
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A few notes on the Hill Cumorah. It was the site of the final battles of both Nephite and Jaredite nations, and contains a repository of plates and records.

ID = [80947]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-07-07  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Ivins, Anthony W. “The Hill Cumorah.” Improvement Era 31, no. 8 (1928): 674-681.
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This article is a report reviewing historical events dealing with the Hill Cumorah. The author recounts the history of the Nephite plates from the time Nephi began inscribing on them to when Ammaron turned them over to Mormon, followed by Moroni’s acquisition of the plates and their placement in Hill Cumorah. Reference is also made to the sealed plates yet to be translated.

Keywords: Cumorah (Land of), Hill Cumorah, NY, Large Plates of Nephi, Nephite Recordkeepers
ID = [76844]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1928-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “The Hill Cumorah.” Deseret News Church Section (20 July 1935): 1, 8.
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Written for the dedication of the monument of Moroni that stands on the Hill Cumorah. Retells the story of Mormon’s and Moroni’s abridging the Book of Mormon, Moroni’s appearances to Joseph Smith, and Joseph Smith’s receiving the plates from Moroni at the Hill Cumorah.

ID = [80483]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1935-07-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Gerritsen, Allen P. “The Hill Cumorah Monument: An Inspired Creation of Torleif S. Knaphus.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 124-135, 173.
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From the time the church acquired the property comprising the Hill Cumorah, artist and sculptor Torleif S. Knaphus had often spoken to the Brethren about creating a monument on that hallowed hill. His testimony of the restoration of the gospel created a desire to honor in a tangible way the sacred event of the angel Moroni’s visit to Joseph Smith and Moroni’s eventual transfer of the gold plates to Joseph for translation. This article chronicles Knaphus’s upbringing, artistic development, and conversion to the church. The design and creation of the Hill Cumorah monument were his consuming passion for five years and a rare opportunity to add his testimony to the great latter-day work. He was commissioned to create many statues and bas-reliefs for the church, some of which are featured in a sidebar to this article.

Keywords: Angel Moroni; Cumorah; Hill Cumorah; Monument
ID = [3146]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 33304  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Knowles, Eleanor. “The Hill Cumorah Pageant.” Improvement Era 69, no. 7 (1966): 624-626, 643.
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This article gives brief histories of the Book of Mormon and the Hill Cumorah pageant. It includes appraisals from Eastern newspapers of the pageant.

Keywords: Hill Cumorah (New York), Hill Cumorah Pageant, Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846), Missionary Work
ID = [76974]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Kelley, William H. “The Hill Cumorah, and the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 28 (1 June 1881): 161-69.
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A report of two brothers’ visit to Palmyra and Manchester, New York. After conducting interviews with several aged residents regarding the Joseph Smith family and the Book of Mormon, new information regarding the Smiths and the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon is produced.

ID = [80484]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Hilt Thereof Was of Pure Gold.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 4, 2015.
ID = [4842]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2015-10-04  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 8944  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:00
Christensen, Kevin. “Hindsight on a Book of Mormon Historicity Critique.” FARMS Review 22, no. 2 (2010): 155-194.
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Review of William D. Russell. “A Further Inquiriy into the Historicity of the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone, September-October 1982, 20-27.

Keywords: Authorship; Historicity
ID = [660]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 91879  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Bush, Alfred L. “Hinman Collation of the First Edition of the Book of Mormon.” Brigham Young University Studies 13, no. 4 (1973): 600.
ID = [12353]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1973-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:01
VanDenBerghe, Elizabeth. “His Faith Began with Physics.” Ensign, August 1993.
ID = [51124]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13366  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:56
Roberts, B. H. “His Final Decade: Statements About the Book of Mormon (1924-33).” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Reprint.
ID = [8582]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,roberts  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Brewerton, Denton Y. “His Languages Aid Spread of the Gospel.” Church News 41 (12 June 1971): 11.
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Tells the story of how Ermel J. Morton, who has a knowledge of several languages, translated the Book of Mormon into the Tongan language.

ID = [79523]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1971-06-12  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Widtsoe, John A. “His Other Sheep.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 92, no. 13 (27 March 1930): 200-1.
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Perhaps the greatest message of the Book of Mormon is that God speaks to all his children, “on one continent or another, in one land or another,” all will be taught the gospel of Jesus Christ.

ID = [81419]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1930-03-27  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Scott, George L. “‘His Own Voice’” Church News 35 (23 October 1965): 13.
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An update on the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon into various languages, and the mention of certain scriptures that pose translation problems (e.g., 1 Nephi 16:10, 2 Nephi 1:22, 1 Nephi 5:16, Jacob 7:5).

ID = [78823]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1965-10-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Pace, Mark L. “His Sheep Still Hear His Voice.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, March 16, 2021.
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The need for us to hear the voice of the true Shepherd has never been greater. His sheep still hear His voice. The influence of the Holy Ghost is available for us in our lives every day.

Keywords: Authority; Book of Mormon; Holy Ghost; Prayer; Prophets; Revelation; Scriptures; Collection: Jesus Christ; Our Savior and Redeemer; Podcast: Jesus Christ; Our Savior and Redeemer
ID = [70220]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2021-03-16  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Tvedtnes, John A. “His Stewardship Was Fulfilled.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 132-134. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Martyrdom; Prophet; Stewardship
ID = [75670]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 3880  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “‘His Stewardship Was Fulfilled’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5 no. 2 (1996).
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The Lord preserves his prophets until they have delivered their messages; examples include Abinadi from the Book of Mormon, Jeremiah in 4 Baruch, and Jesus in the New Testament.

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Martyrdom; Prophet; Stewardship
ID = [2940]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 4769  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Neilson, Reid L., and R. Mark Melville, eds. A Historian in Zion: The Autobiography Of Andrew Jenson, Assistant Church Historian. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
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The Autobiography of Andrew Jenson, first published in 1938 by the Deseret News Press in Salt Lake City, Utah, tells the personal story of a Danish Mormon convert who eventually served as Assistant Church Historian of the LDS Church for over forty years. The author mined his voluminous personal journals and assembled Church records to tell the story of the Restoration of the gospel since the 1850s when he arrived in Utah as a European immigrant. Through his synthesized research, writing, and reflections, readers come away with deeper appreciation for the men and women whose lives constitute Mormon history. Jenson told their stories together with his life experiences, creating an important window into the Mormon past. ISBN 978-1-944394-00-4

ID = [33226]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 1  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:38

Articles

Neilson, Reid L. “The Making of a Mormon Historian in Zion.” In A Historian in Zion, eds. Reid L. Neilson and R. Mark Melville. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
ID = [34617]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:46
Cowan, Richard O. “Historians of the Book of Mormon.” Instructor 97 (December 1962): 444-45.
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A synopsis of the prominent record keepers of the Book of Mormon. A serviceable chart notes the authors, the time span they covered, and the amount of pages their writings occupy.

ID = [79524]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Reynolds, George. “Historians of the Nephites.” Contributor 1 (March 1880): 137-38.
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There were four families who were charged with the care of the plates that contained the records of the Nephites. Jacob’s family, King Benjamin’s family, Alma and his family, and Mormon and his son Moroni. The author provides a dated list of the historians.

ID = [79525]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Reynolds, George. “Historians of the Nephites.” The Contributor 1, no. 6 (1880): 137-138.
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There were four families who were charged with the care of the plates that contained the records of the Nephites. Jacob’s family, King Benjamin’s family, Alma and his family, and Mormon and his son Moroni. The author provides a dated list of the historians.

Keywords: Large Plates of Nephi, Nephite Recordkeepers, Recordkeeping, Small Plates of Nephi
ID = [75988]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Millennial Star. “Historians of the Nephites.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 82, no. 26 (24 June 1920): 405-7.
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A listing and analysis of the historians in the Book of Mormon and where they stood relative to Nephite history.

ID = [81372]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1920-06-24  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Kirkham, Francis W. “Historic Data Gathered on Book’s Origin.” Deseret News Church Section 84 (13 May 1933): 1-2, 7.
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An announcement that “all source material pertaining to the introduction and translation of the Book of Mormon is to be made available to members of the Church”

ID = [79526]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1933-05-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Central States Mission. Historic Origin of the American Indian. Independence, MO: Central States Mission, n.d.
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An illustrated brochure claiming that the American Indians are a chosen people. Depicts Book of Mormon history and the beginnings of missionary work among the Indian people.

ID = [77853]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
“Historic Print Shop Site Is Purchased by Church.” Church News 48 (18 November 1978): 7.
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The Church has purchased a building in Palmyra, New York, where the first edition of the Book of Mormon was printed on March 26, 1830.

ID = [79527]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1978-11-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Fields, Paul J., and Paul J. Fields. “The Historical Case against Sidney Rigdon’s Authorship of the Book of Mormon.” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): Article 9.
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Review of Matthew L. Jockers, Daniela M. Witten, and Craig S. Criddle. “Reassessing authorship of the Book of Mormon using delta and nearest shrunken centroid classification.”

ID = [675]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 49828  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:22
Firmage, Edwin, Jr. “Historical Criticism and the Book of Mormon: A Personal Encounter.” Sunstone 16 (July 1993): 58-64.
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The author rearranges the order in which Joseph Smith “composed” the Book of Mormon in order to explain textual problems. 1 Nephi through Words of Mormon are placed last according to handwriting analysis and subjects covered.

ID = [79528]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Firmage, Edwin, Jr. “Historical Criticism and the Book of Mormon: A Personal Encounter.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 1-16. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“The remaining pages of this essay will present a few of what, for me in 1984, were discoveries of some importance. These do not by any means constitute a comprehensive explanation of the Book of Mormon. Nor are they offered as proofs of my thesis that the book is modern, but as examples of how the assumption that it is modern resolves otherwise significant difficulties.” [From author’s introduction]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon, historicity; Book of Mormon, authorship
ID = [82084]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Wright, David P. “Historical Criticism: A Necessary Element in the Search for Religious Truth.” Sunstone 16 (September 1992): 28—38.
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Explains two modes of approach toward scriptural historicity—traditionalist and historical critical. Traditionalists look at composition, date, accuracy of events, and chronological order. The historical critical mode does not look at internal or external claims as necessarily true, but looks at the possibility that historical matters are not what are traditionally claimed. The Book of Mormon contains anachronisms in its Isaiah text and other chapters that rely on the New Testament. Suggests that the Book of Mormon is not an ancient text and that Joseph Smith was the author not the translator.

ID = [79529]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Hills, Louis Edward. “Historical Data from Ancient Records and Ruins of Mexico and Central America.” Independence, MO: n.p., 1919.
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Quotes many sources, including the Quiche legends and the Popol Vuh, demonstrating anthropological and archaeological connections and correspondences with the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77854]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1919-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Goff, Alan. “Historical Narrative, Literary Narrative—Expelling Poetics from the Republic of History.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5 no. 1 (1996).
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Positivist historiography has always maintained an impermeable boundary between history and literature. But positivism is itself a historical sediment whose time is now past. Recent literary theory and historiography emphasize the continuities between history and literature. Under the domination of historiography by a positivist epistemology (from about 1880 to 1960), history attempted to free itself from its literary heritage. More recently theorists from a number of disciplines have recognized that history, both ancient and modern, has been informed by literary motifs, themes, and strategies. The repetition of the exodus literary pattern, for example, through the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and Christian history does nothing to bring into question the historical status of the events. The exodus patterns evident in Mosiah do not force the Book of Mormon to surrender historical claims just because they also happen to be literary.

ID = [2923]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 110541  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Mehew, Randall K. Historical Outline of the Book of Mormon. Orem, UT: Millennial Press, 1983.
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Contains a thumbnail sketch of several important personalities in the Book of Mormon. Provides Book of Mormon maps, tables, and materials dealing with chronology.

ID = [77855]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Tvedtnes, John A. “Historical Parallels to the Destruction at the Time of the Crucifixion.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 170-186.
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To the nonbeliever, the wide variety of destructive forces unleashed in the New World at the time of Christ’s crucifixion seems preposterous or, at the very least, unscientific. The account in 3 Nephi 8–9 mentions the simultaneous occurrence of earthquake, fire, strong winds, extensive flooding, the complete burial of cities, and thick darkness. An examination of known great natural disasters in historical times reveals that the Book of Mormon in no way exaggerates. All of the destructive forces mentioned in 3 Nephi 8–9 can be readily explained in terms of the tectonic forces that result from the encounter of the plates on which the continents and the oceans lie. The complex variety of destructive forces that we normally consider to be separate phenomena of nature is, in reality, strong evidence for the historicity of the Book of Mormon account.

Keywords: Crucifixion; Destruction; Earthquake; Historicity; Natural Disaster; Parallels
ID = [2864]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 38621  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Stevenson, Edward. “Historical Scenes Around Cumorah Hill.” Utah Monthly Magazine 8 (April-May 1892): 242-46, 289-91.
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Describes the location and appearance of the Hill Cumorah, and then tells of the Jaredite and Nephite destructions that had occurred there. Stevenson then discusses America as a land of liberty and Moroni’s final act of burying the plates in the Hill Cumorah.

ID = [79530]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1892-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Matthews, Robert J. “Historicity and the Truthfulness of God.” In Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures, edited by Paul Y. Hoskisson, 141–148. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 2001.
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While some may argue that gospel truth is separate from historical truth, the gospel cannot be true unless it is also historical. This means that events such as the Creation, Fall, Atonement, and Restoration all truly took place in an identifiable time and place, even if that time and place are not known to us. If these or any gospel events were not historically true, God could not render a righteous judgment on any person.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Historicity; Truth
ID = [2621]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,moses  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:35
Oaks, Dallin H. “The Historicity of the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, October 29, 1993. Transcript of an address given at the FARMS Annual Banquet, 29 October 1993.
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Elder Dallin H. Oaks addresses the arguments of those who term themselves believing Latter-day Saints yet advocate that Latter-day Saints should “abandon claims that [the Book of Mormon] is a historical record of the ancient peoples of the Americas.” The argument that it makes no difference whether the Book of Mormon is fact or fable is surely a sibling to the argument that it makes no difference whether Jesus Christ ever lived.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Answers to Criticisms
ID = [8546]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-10-29  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Oaks, Dallin H. “The Historicity of the Book of Mormon.” In Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures, edited by Paul Y. Hoskisson, 237–248. Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2001.
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The issue of the historicity of the Book of Mormon highlights the difference between those who rely solely on scholarship and those who rely on revelation, faith, and scholarship. Those who rely solely on scholarship reject revelation and focus on a limited number of issues. But they can neither prove nor disprove the authenticity of the Book of Mormon through their secular evidence and methods. On the other hand, those who rely on a combination of revelation, faith, and scholarship can see and understand all of the complex issues of the Book of Mormon record, and it is only through that combination that the question of the historicity of the Book of Mormon can be answered.

ID = [2632]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,moses,rsc-books  Size: 25971  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:35
Russell, William D. “The Historicity of the Book of Mormon and the Use of the Sermon on the Mount in III Nephi.” Restoration Studies 2 (Fall, 1983): 193-200.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [82041]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Larson, Stan. “The Historicity of the Matthean Sermon on the Mount in 3 Nephi.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 115-64. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
ID = [82124]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hill, Marvin S. “The Historiography of Mormonism.” Church History 28 (December 1959): 418-26.
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Surveys the most important writers, both those who are critics and those who are not, who have written on the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, and other themes related to the Church. Offers brief critiques of their positions.

ID = [80485]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1959-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Anderson, Einar. History and Beliefs of Mormonism. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1981.
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Presents a brief discussion regarding the translation of the Book of Mormon in chapter seven. Although LDS church authorities argue for the correctness of the translation, Anderson points out 25 changes made in the Book of Mormon text since its original publication in 1830.

ID = [77856]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Gardner, Brant A. “History and Historicity in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Historicity
ID = [32545]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 60948  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Russell, William D. “History and Mormon Scriptures.” Journal of Mormon History 10 (1983): 53-63.
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The writer notes what he feels are several anachronisms in the Book of Mormon, including Christian theology, pre- exilic Israel, the remarkable precision with which Book of Mormon prophets predict New Testament events, and uniquely American ideas and concerns. While the Book of Mormon may be inspired, it contains no ancient history.

ID = [79531]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Marler, Ezra L. History and Stories in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1956.
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Historical narratives are extracted from the Book of Mormon and quoted verbatim to create a Book of Mormon history. The selections are arranged in historical order from 1 Nephi to Mormon, with the exception of the book of Ether, which is placed last.

ID = [77857]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Haderlie, Brooks. “A History and Survey of Ka Buke a Moramona, the Book of Mormon in Hawaiian.” Latter-day Saint Historical Studies 23, no. 2 (2022): 63-93.
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“The Hawaiian translation of the Book of Mormon regularly appears on lists of the rarest LDS-related publications. This claim raises at lease two questions: 1) Why is it so rare? and 2) How many copies are still in existence? A related question is: How did the Hawaiian Book of Mormon come to be the first non-European language translation of that work? This study will address all of these questions.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, editions and translations; Book of Mormon; Hawaii
ID = [82068]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. History and Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Supplement for Religion 421 and 422. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1967, [R]1968.
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This supplement is designed for university students of religion. It presents students with background information, doctrinal approaches, and bibliographical sources related to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77858]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
History of America B.C. 2200-420 A.D. Book of Mormon: An authentic account of the origin of the American Indian. Translated from the original by Joseph Smith, Jr”. Independence, MO: Missions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1912?.
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Presents a brief overview of the Book of Mormon story and declares that it is in complete harmony with all other known truths including religious, historical, or scientific. Writes concerning charity, service, baptism, and other topics.

ID = [77859]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1912-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Hansen, Gorge H., and Alvah Fitzgerald. “A History of American Indian Origin Theories.” N.p: n.p.,n.d.
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Reprint from Utah Academy of Science 8 (July 1, 1931): 1-32. Discusses theories of the origin of the American Indian: the Atlantis Theory and the Israelitish or Lost Ten Tribe and Hebrew Theory. The most challenging is the Book of Mormon theory.

ID = [77420]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Brewer, Stewart W. “The History of an Idea: The Scene on Stela 5 from Izapa, Mexico, as a Representation of Lehi’s Vision of the Tree of Life.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 1 (1999): 12-18, 20-21, 77.
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Stela 5, a large stone monument discovered in 1941 in Izapa, Mexico, was identified a decade later by M. Wells Jakeman as a bas-relief of Lehi’s vision of the tree of life. Scholars and laymen alike have both accepted and scoffed at this theory. This article provides a historical sketch of reactions to this claim and discusses some of the implications of accepting or rejecting Jakeman’s theory. Jakeman was the first to publish an LDS interpretation of Stela 5; later V. Garth Norman proposed a different interpretation based on a series of high-quality photographs of the monument. Suzanne Miles, a non-Mormon, postulated that Izapa Stela 5 presented a “fantastic visual myth,” and Gareth W. Lowe proposed that Stela 5 presents an original creation myth. Further criticisms and responses ensued over the years.

Keywords: Creation Myth; Izapa; Izapa Stela 5; Mesoamerica; Stela 5; Tree of Life
ID = [2991]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 42074  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Snow, Eliza R. “History of Jesus.” Juvenile Instructor 3 (15 March, 1 April, 15 April, 1 May, 15 May, 1 June 1868): 43, 51, 58, 67, 79-80, 82-83.
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Chronicles Jesus’ visit to the Lehites after the cataclysm.

ID = [79532]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-03-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Snow, Eliza R. “History of Jesus, Chapter XIII.” Juvenile Instructor 3, no. 6 (1868): 43.
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Chronicles Jesus’ visit to the Lehites after the cataclysm.

Keywords: Crucifixion, Jesus Christ, Resurrection, Samuel the Lamanite
ID = [75801]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-03-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Snow, Eliza R. “History of Jesus, Chapter XIV.” Juvenile Instructor 3, no. 7 (1868): 51.
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Chronicles Jesus’ visit to the Lehites after the cataclysm.

Keywords: Jesus Christ, Birth of, Prophecy, Samuel the Lamanite
ID = [75802]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Snow, Eliza R. “History of Jesus, Chapter XV.” Juvenile Instructor 3, no. 8 (1868): 59-60.
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Chronicles Jesus’ visit to the Lehites after the cataclysm.

Keywords: Crucifixion, Destruction, Jesus Christ, Natural Disasters
ID = [75803]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-04-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Snow, Eliza R. “History of Jesus, Chapter XVI.” Juvenile Instructor 3, no. 9 (1868): 67.
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Chronicles Jesus’ visit to the Lehites after the cataclysm.

Keywords: Bountiful (Land of), Bountiful (Polity), Destruction, Jesus Christ, Resurrection
ID = [75804]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Snow, Eliza R. “History of Jesus, Chapter XVII.” Juvenile Instructor 3, no. 10 (1868): 79-80.
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Chronicles Jesus’ visit to the Lehites after the cataclysm.

Keywords: Baptism, Jesus Christ, Nephi the Disciple (Son of Nephi), Twelve Disciples
ID = [75805]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-05-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Snow, Eliza R. “History of Jesus, Chapter XVIII.” Juvenile Instructor 3, no. 11 (1868): 82-83.
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Chronicles Jesus’ visit to the Lehites after the cataclysm.

Keywords: Jesus Christ, Sacrament, Twelve Disciples
ID = [75806]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Durham, Reed C., Jr. A History of Joseph Smith’s Revision of the Bible. Ph.D. diss., Brigham Young University, 1965.
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Compares verses of the King James Version that are quoted in the Book of Mormon that are significantly different from the same verses in Joseph Smith’s Revision of the Bible. The lack of harmony between the two works is “strong evidence that the revision was incomplete”

ID = [77421]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1965-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Howe, Eber D. History of Mormonism. Painesville: Howe, 1840.
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A reprint of Howe’s 1834 Mormonism Unvailed.

ID = [77860]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
“History of Mormonism.” Christian Reformer 9 (October 1842): 627-33.
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A reprint from The Southern Quarterly Review, April 1842, declaring Mormonism a religious fraud and folly. “One Joe Smith,” while digging for something else, dug up gold plates that were a record of the “lost chronicles of several kings of Israel” This inflammatory article alleges that Joseph Smith spread falsehoods. The growth of the new religion is alarming and poses a threat to the uneducated religious community.

ID = [79533]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1842-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Langdorf, C. William. History of Seneca County. Springfield, OH: Transcript, 1880.
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An historical work on the state of New York. Pages 646-55 contain a discussion of Mormonism and the Book of Mormon. The writer accepts the Spaulding theory of the Book of Mormon’s origin and includes a discussion of the Anthon incident.

ID = [77861]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1880-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Blackman, Emily C. History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Baltimore, MD: Regional, 1873, [R]1970, [R]1980.
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Pages 577-82 deal with the Book of Mormon. Author discredits the Book of Mormon story by providing statements by J. B. Buck, Isaac Hale, and others concerning Mormons and the Book of Mormon, and considers Joseph Smith to be a “madman”

ID = [77862]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Adair, James. The History of the American Indians: Particularly Those Nations Adjoining to the Mississippi East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia. London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775.
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An evangelical essay attempting to demonstrate that the American Indians are descendants of the lost ten tribes by comparing certain features of American Indian life and customs with Old Testament practices. Deals with Indians’ division into tribes, worship of Jehovah, nations of theocracy, belief in the ministration of angels, prophets and high priests, celebration of festivals, fasts, religious rites, daily sacrifices, ablutions, anointings, traditions concerning laws of uncleanliness, social relations, manner of curing the sick, burial of the dead,and raising up seed to a deceased brother. Some critics have suggested that Joseph Smith may have drawn upon this source in writing the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78515]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1775-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Winchester, Benjamin. “History of the Ancients of America and Also of the Book of Mormon.” The Gospel ReRector 1 (15 March 1841): 124-37.
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Recounts the Book of Mormon story and tells of the coming forth of the plates with the Urim and Thummim. It is not new to find sacred instruments deposited in the earth—in the apocrypha Jeremiah hid the ark of the covenant in Mt. Nebo. The plates were hidden from view just as Moses was not allowed to show the tablets of stone to everyone.

ID = [79534]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1841-03-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Reynolds, George. “History of the Book of Mormon.” Contributor 5 (October-December 1833, January- September 1884): 1-5, 41-47, 81-85, 121-25, 161-68, 201-6, 241-46, 281-86, 321-27, 361-67, 401-8, 441-47.
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Twelve-part series. Discussions include: the discovery, translation, and contents of the gold plates; Oliver Cowdery’s description of Hill Cumorah; the Three Witnesses; loss of the 116 pages of the Book of Mormon and the substitution of the small plates of Nephi; the 1830 edition; the history of the Book of Mormon, including the abridgment work of Mormon; a synopsis of Nephite history, which is divided into 3 epochs; the history of the Jaredites.

ID = [79535]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1833-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Skousen, Royal. “The History of the Book of Mormon Text: Parts 5 and 6 of Volume 3 of the Critical Text.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 87.
ID = [10321]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 64772  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:13
Roberts, B. H. History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Volume One. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1902.
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Contains the story of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon interspersed with journal entries, important footnote accounts, newspaper articles, accounts given to scribes, and commentary. Discusses Moroni’s visit, the circumstances under which the records were delivered to the prophet, the attempts to steal them, the work of translation, Martin Harris’s visit to Professor Anthon, the loss of the 116 pages of manuscript, the translation process, the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood, the Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, copyright laws, and the publication of the book.

ID = [77863]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1902-01-01  Collections:  bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Skousen, Royal. “History of the Critical Text Project o the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Royal Skousen details the history of the critical text project of the Book of Mormon. He describes that project, including his work with both the original manuscript and the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon. After six years of pursuing this venture, Skousen was asked by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to temporarily resign as a professor at Brigham Young University and focus primarily on the project. Skousen agreed, and for the following seven years he continued his work on the Book of Mormon text, often collaborating with the Church Scriptures Committee. In this article, Skousen shares several discoveries that have surfaced because of his research and the meaning that those discoveries have had in his life.

ID = [3098]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 44330  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Gentry, Leland H. A History of the Latter-day Saints in Northern Missouri from 1836 to 1839. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2013.
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This massive dissertation, originally over 500 pages in length, is filled with impressive details about the settlement, troubles, and expulsion of the Latter-day Saints from northern Missouri, 1836–1839. Since its approval at BYU in 1965, this doctoral dissertation has remained a standard reference work for serious historians. Carefully written and copiously footnoted, this study draws heavily on timeless primary sources as it probes the leading causes for the Mormon War in Missouri. Rapid colonization and the unique religious teachings and practices of the Latter-day Saints are among the main factors emphasized by Dr. Leland H. Gentry. Shortly after the founding of Kirtland, speculation increased among Church members as to the future location of “Zion,” the “New Jerusalem” spoken of in the Book of Mormon. A little over a year later, in the course of a visit to the extreme western edge of the American frontier, Joseph Smith was informed by the Lord that he was standing upon the very land “appointed and consecrated for the gathering of his saints, . . . the land of promise, and the place for the city of Zion.” The urge to get to Zion was strong among the Saints. So intense was the desire of some to settle upon the Land of Promise that they consummated the move in haste and without adequate preparation. Migrating families often found themselves entirely dependent upon the charity of their neighbors. The rapid migrations of so many poor and ill-equipped persons threw the Saints into direct conflict with the older and more established settlers of Missouri. The latter tended to view the rapid influx of Saints as an act designed to secure control of the lands surrounding their homes without legal purchase, a thing far from the heart of any true Saint. Thus while Mormonism had many distinct and unusual features, it had certain elements of affinity with its age. For one thing, it shared the common hope of a perfect society and even inculcated a practical plan for the attainment of the same. It shared the dream of a “Manifest Destiny” for America and turned its attention to the great unsettled West early in its history. Finally it recognized the importance of land in frontier economics and set about to secure as much as was practicable.

ID = [75246]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,church-history  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Chambers, Robert E. “History of the Mormons.” N.p., 1853.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. The testimony of the Book of Mormon witnesses may be discredited due to the fact that most of them were members of the Smith and Whitmer families. The 1834 Anthon denial is cited. The Spaulding theory is accepted by the author as the most likely source behind the Book of Mormon, which he inds full of errors of grammar and anachronisms.

ID = [77864]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1853-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Turner, Orasmus. History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelps & Gorham’s Purchase and Morris Reserve. Rochester, NY: William Alling, 1852.
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A history of Western New York. Discusses Mormonism and the origins of the Book of Mormon. The writer favors the Spaulding origin and dismisses the Book of Mormon as a “money making” scheme.

ID = [77865]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1852-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Winchester, Benjamin. “History of the Priesthood: In Defense of the Doctrine and Position of Latter-day Saints.” Philadelphia, PA: n.p., 1843.
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Analyzes the history of the priesthood from the “beginning of the world to the present time” Chapter seven provides evidence for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon by presenting a brief summary of its content, its purpose, the biblical prophecies that pertain to it, and the positive results that come from reading it.

ID = [77866]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1843-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Smith, Lucy Mack. “History of the Prophet Joseph by His Mother, Lucy Smith: Chapters XXIV-XXVIII.” Improvement Era 5, no. 6 (1902): 401-421.
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These chapters of Lucy Smith’s history record that Joseph brought home the breast plate, the translation began, Mrs. Harris was opposed to the work, Martin Harris lost the 116-page manuscript, the Urim and Thummim was taken from Joseph Smith, and Oliver Cowdery wrote for Joseph as a scribe.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation, Harris, Martin, Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846), Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [76975]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1902-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Independence, MO: Herald Publishing House, 1951.
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Retells the events of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon as told by Joseph Smith and his associates.

ID = [78516]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1951-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Abbott, John S. C. The History of the State of Ohio. Detroit: Northwestern, 1875.
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Briefly discusses Mormonism and the Book of Mormon. The author accepts the Spaulding theory for the origin of the Book of Mormon. He also discusses the 1834 Anthon denial regarding the “sealed book” incident.

ID = [78517]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1875-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Interpreter Foundation. “The History of the Text of the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 7, 2020.
ID = [5872]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-01-07  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 10953  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:08
Whitney, Orson F. History of Utah. 4 vols. Salt Lake City: Cannon & Sons, 1892.
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Volume 1 includes a detailed description of the gold plates, an account of the Book of Mormon narrative, and the rise of the Spaulding theory.

ID = [77867]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1892-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Mason, Patrick Q. “History, Religious Studies, and Book of Mormon Studies.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 31 (2022): 35-55.
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“Givens’s By the Hand of Mormon was a watershed, to be sure, in terms of placing the Book of Mormon front and center in Mormon studies. But it was a seed that found purchase in fertile ground—soil that had been tilled for more than two decades largely by early American historians and religious studies scholars. Collectively, they had charted the course for what the study of the Book of Mormon, and the religious tradition from whence it came, could look like in the secular academy. Most of the scholars who are currently defining the shape and trajectory of Book of Mormon studies do not self-define as historians or religious studies scholars. Many have arrived at a similar methodological place as their forerunners did without deep familiarization with the earlier scholarship. They are nevertheless part of a shared intellectual tradition with diverse paths of genesis and development, all working despite the disciplinary fragmentation of the academy within the broad rubrics of postmodernism and postsecularity. In the end, the same general conditions that allowed for the emergence of Mormon studies have also given rise to Book of Mormon studies. Both of these multidisciplinary fields will be richer as they learn to incorporate and appreciate the diverse tributaries that have flowed into today’s scholarly currents.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual criticism; Book of Mormon, narrative criticism; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon; Mormon Studies (academic discipline)
ID = [81948]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Graham, Pat, and Laurie K. Hutchinson. “Hold to the Rod.” Friend 18 (June 1988): 24-25.
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Children’s game based on Lehi’s vision (1 Nephi 8).

ID = [79536]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Bokovoy, David E. “Holiness to the Lord: Biblical Temple Imagery in the Sermons of Jacob the Priest.” Paper presented at the 2012 Temple on Mount Zion Conference. September 22, 2012.
ID = [6854]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2012-09-22  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:15
Wright, Newell D., and Val Larsen. “The Holy Ghost in the Book of Moroni: Possessed of Charity.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): 53-76.
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Abstract: The role played by the Holy Ghost is an especially important connecting thread that runs through the Book of Moroni. The book illuminates the various ways in which the Holy Ghost transforms fallen human beings into redeemed members of the kingdom of God. Three phrases — “cleave unto charity,” “possessed of it,” and “that ye may be filled with this love” — are particularly revelatory of the role the Holy Ghost plays in our exaltation. But the positive process illuminated by these phrases has an obverse. Those who reject the Holy Ghost cleave to and are possessed of Satan. They are filled with his hatred. Though his message is primarily positive, Moroni has witnessed and describes what happens to those who reject the influence of the Holy Ghost.

Keywords: apotheosis; Book of Mormon; charity; Holy Ghost; Moroni; theosis
ID = [81208]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 60039  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Roberts, B. H. “The Holy Ghost—Witness of the Father and of the Son.” Deseret News Church Section (31 January 1931): 1.
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Bearing witness of the Father and of the Son—and especially of the Son—seems to be the major function of the Holy Ghost, Supreme Witness for God (1 Nephi 12:18).

ID = [80486]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1931-01-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Millet, Robert L. “The Holy Order of God.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36781]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 57578  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Gunsolley, Jeremiah A. “Holy Spirit Bears Testimony to the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 89 (5 September 1942): 1135-37.
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This testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon states that the spirit of God led the reader to a greater understanding of the original inhabitants of the American continent. This knowledge clarified many discrepancies in Christian theology.

ID = [79537]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-09-05  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Ricks, Stephen D. “‘Holy War’ in the Book of Mormon and the Ancient Near East.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Holy War; Warfare
ID = [66501]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Ricks, Stephen D. “‘Holy War’: The Sacral Ideology of War in the Book of Mormon and in the Ancient Near East.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 103-117. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ammonihah (Polity); Ancient Near East; Law of Moses; Warfare
ID = [82133]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Zohner, Marivene. “Home Evening in Lehi’s Tent (Almost).” Ensign, July 1989.
ID = [49140]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2463  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:10
Burr, Brenda Hulse. “Home Evening Scripture Parties.” Ensign, April 1990.
ID = [49491]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1256  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:13
Zentgraf, Rochelle. “Home Evenings: Acting Out Can Cure Acting Up.” Ensign, February 1988.
ID = [48437]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2432  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:04
Irwin, W. G. “The Home of an Unknown Race.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 62, no. 13 (29 March 1900): 198-99.
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A reprint from Scienti c American. It is a description of an old fort found in the Ohio valley that belonged to a highly civilized ancient people.

ID = [81022]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-03-29  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Church Educational System(CES). Home-Study Seminary Teacher Outline. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1986, 1989.
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A manual comprising thirty-two lessons for the home- study seminary teacher. The manual contains teacher’s aids, charts, drawings, and scriptural commentary.

ID = [77868]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Warner, C. Terry. “Honest, Simple, Solid, True.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, January 16, 1996.
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Hearkening to the call of Christ from His Spirit, or through another’s countenance, or both, we become genuinely honest, simple, solid, true—often together with someone we may not have trusted before.

Keywords: Character; Love; Ministering; Selflessness; Podcast: By Study and By Faith; Podcast: Classic Speeches
ID = [69058]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-16  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:57
Wood, Kathryn. “Hope in Christ.” Ensign, December 1992.
ID = [50804]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2994  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:53
Smith, John L. Hope or Despair? Mormonism—True or False. Clearfield, UT: Utah Evangel Press, 1957.
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Written to show Mormon missionaries, by the use of their own written material, the fallacy of their claims. The Book of Mormon itself is evidence of its fallacy. Shows the title page of the 1830 edition that proclaims Joseph Smith as its author. The Book of Mormon condemns polygamy and the book admits its own imperfection.

ID = [77869]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1957-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Millennial Star. “The Horse in Ancient America.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 90, no. 17 (26 April 1928): 268-69.
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Through historical, scientific, and scholarly evidence, this article shows that there were indeed horses in ancient America, well before Spaniards. Nephi stated in the Book of Mormon that horses were found upon their arrival in the promised land.

ID = [81402]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1928-04-26  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Christensen, Ross T. “The Horse in Ancient America.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 47 (29 January 1958): 4.
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Evidence that horses existed at a very early date before agricultural civilizations sprung up has been found, but only a small amount of evidence exists to prove that they were contemporary with pre-Colombian civilizations.

ID = [80488]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1958-01-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Hield, Charles R. “The Horse in Ancient America.” Saints’ Herald 116 (October 1969): 38.
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Report from the Society for Archaeological Research that cites nine scholarly books and articles that show evidence of horses in ancient America. Uses this to support the 14 occurrences of the word “horses” in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80487]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Shute, R. Wayne, and E. Vance Randall. “The Horse in Pre-Columbian America.” Saints’ Herald 88 (13 December 1941): 1583-85.
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A collection of written materials concerning horses in pre-Columbian America from the fifty years preceding 1933.

ID = [80489]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1941-12-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
“Horses, Horses, Horses.” Church News 42 (25 March 1972): 16.
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Through the years people have insisted the Book of Mormon is wrong because of its reference to horses, claiming that horses were not on the continent until the Spanish arrived. This article presents evidence that there were horses on the continent as the Book of Mormon claims there were.

ID = [79538]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1972-03-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Johnson, Benjamin A., Sang Hyun Kim, and Bryan R. Warnick. “Hospitality in the Book of Mormon.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 47, no. 1 (Spring, 2014): 24-47.
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The article discusses hospitality in religious texts, focusing on the importance of hospitality in the Book of Mormon. Other topics include instances of hospitality in the Old Testament, examples of hospitality in stories from the Book of Mormon including Nephi and Zoram, Alma and Amulek, and Ammon and Aaron, and hospitality in the Book of Mormon homiliaries.

Keywords: Bible, use and influence; Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Doctrinal history, hospitality
ID = [82003]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Dellenbach, Robert K. “Hour of Conversion.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1990.
ID = [16539]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1990-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 6715  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:13
Dellenbach, Robert K. “Hour of Conversion.” Ensign, November 1990.
ID = [49757]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6655  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:15
Smith, Brent D. The House of Israel and Native Americans. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
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The author proposes “first to explore the antecedents and development of the notion of Hebrew descent; next to examine this view vis- a-vis contending views in the early years of the American Republic—both in the dialogue of the learned men of the day and the popular view espoused from the pulpit and published in written form; and lastly to touch upon the relationship between the issue of Indian Origins and the ascription of Indian ancestry offered in the Book of Mormon”

ID = [78518]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Whitehead, Earnest L. The House of Israel; a Treatise on the Destiny, History and Identification of Israel in All the Five Branches. Salt Lake City: E. L. Whitehead, 1947.
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A treatise that discusses the history and prophetic future of the tribes of Israel (including the Book of Mormon people) with particular emphasis on their divine mission and role among the nations of the earth.

ID = [78519]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1947-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Book of Mormon Central. “How a Tangent About Foreordination Helps Explain Repentance.” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #398. January 11, 2018.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Ammonihah; Repentance; Premortal Life; Priesthood; Premortality; Plan of Salvation; Foreordained
ID = [7938]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-01-11  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7312  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “How About It?” Improvement Era 30, no. 11 (1927): 1050-1051.
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This article is a challenge to read the Book of Mormon to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of the delivery of the plates to Joseph Smith, and a warning against neglecting the scriptures. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, a spiritual guide, and it confirms the truths in the Bible. Testimonies of Parley P. Pratt and B. H. Roberts are included.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Pratt, Parley P., Roberts, B. H., Testimony
ID = [77145]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Book of Mormon Central. “How Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac Illuminates the Atonement.” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #412. March 1, 2018.
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Keywords: Jacob; Law of Moses; Bible; Old Testament; Genesis; Abraham; Isaac; Ishmael; Sarah; Hagar; Mary; Jesus Christ; Crucifixion; Atonement
ID = [7924]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-03-01  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 12064  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Kirkham, Francis W. “How and Why the Book of Mormon.” Salt Lake City?: n.p., 1964?.
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An essay that claims that the Book of Mormon was meant for the current age.

ID = [77870]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1964-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Book of Mormon Central. “How Are Acts of Service Related to Wisdom?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #308. May 3, 2017.
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Keywords: Service; King Benjamin; Wisdom; Bible; Old Testament; Proverbs; Wisdom Literature; Hebrew; Poetry; Parallelism; Gradation; Atonement; Humility; Divine Kingship
ID = [8028]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-05-03  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 11534  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Are Atonement, Resurrection, Judgment, and Redemption Interconnected?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #275. February 15, 2017.
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Keywords: Jesus Christ; Atonement; Resurrection; Repentance; Alma; King Benjamin; Blood; Gethsemane; Love of God; Love
ID = [8061]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-02-15  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 10318  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Are Rod and Sword Connected to the Word of God?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #427. April 24, 2018.
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Keywords: Iron Rod; Tree of Life; Nephi
ID = [7909]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-04-24  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 9781  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Are Samuel the Lamanite and the Biblical Prophet Samuel Similar?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #576. September 1, 2020.
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Keywords: Samuel the Lamanite; Samuel; 1 Samuel; Bible; Old Testament; Agag; Hebrew; Onomastics; Names; Word Play; Pun; Messiah; Anointing; Gestures
ID = [7760]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-09-01  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 12969  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “How Are the American Indians Related to the Jews?” Improvement Era 23, no. 5 (1920): 453-455.
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This articles discusses how the Book of Mormon points out that through marriage the Nephites united with the Mulekites who were of Jewish descent. Hence the tribe of Joseph (Nephites) mixed with the tribe of Judah (Mulekites) in a union that is presently found among the American Indians.

Keywords: Joseph (Tribe), Judah (Tribe), Mulekite, Native Americans, Nephite
ID = [76931]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1920-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Book of Mormon Central. “How Are the Book of Mormon’s Teachings About the Godhead Unique?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #266. January 25, 2017.
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Keywords: God; Heavenly Father; Jesus Christ; Holy Ghost; Godhead; Bible; Joseph Smith
ID = [8070]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-01-25  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8597  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Are the Words of the Book of Mormon Like ‘One That Hath a Familiar Spirit’?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #491. December 6, 2018.
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Keywords: Familiar Spirit; Isaiah; Nephi; Likening; Angel Moroni; Old Testament
ID = [7845]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-12-06  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 14645  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Pike, Dana M. “‘How Beautiful upon the Mountains’: Imagery of Isaiah 52:7–10 and Its Occurrences in the Book of Mormon.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 249—91. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67050]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Dale, Bruce E. “How Big A Book? Estimating the Total Surface Area of the Book of Mormon Plates.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 25 (2017): 261-268.
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Abstract: We do not have the Book of Mormon metal plates available to us. We cannot heft them, examine the engravings, or handle the leaves of that ancient record as did the Three Witnesses, the Eight Witnesses, and the many other witnesses to both the existence and nature of the plates. In such a situation, what more can we learn about the physical nature of the plates without their being present for our inspection? Building on available knowledge, this article estimates the total surface area of the plates using two independent approaches and finds that the likely surface area was probably between 30 and 86 square feet, or roughly 15% of the surface area of the paper on which the English version of the Book of Mormon is now printed.

ID = [3696]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 17995  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Ensign. “How Can Alma’s Questions Help Us Grow Spiritually?” Ensign June 2020.
ID = [63521]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1305  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:16
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can Barley in the Book of Mormon Feed Faith?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #87. April 27, 2016.
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Keywords: Mosiah; Agriculture; Barley; North America; Mesoamerica; Botany; Anachronism; Evidence
ID = [8249]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-04-27  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 5395  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can Contrasts Teach Us about True Conversion?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #562. May 19, 2020.
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Keywords: Conversion; Alma the Younger
ID = [7774]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-05-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7384  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “How Can First Nephi 3:7 and Doctrine and Covenants 84:4 Be Reconciled?” Improvement Era 65, no. 9 (1962): 630-631.
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This article discusses Matthew 12:39 to show that there are no contradictions between 1 Nephi 3:7 and D&C 84:4. The author concludes that the injunction of the Lord to build a temple was hampered by such opposition that the plan of the Lord was merely postponed—”the purposes of the Lord will prevail.”

Keywords: 1 Nephi, Gospel of Matthew, Intertextuality, Opposition, Temple
ID = [76741]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,improvement-era,smith-joseph-fielding  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can Honest Labor and Self-Reliance Bring Lasting Happiness?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #365. September 19, 2017.
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Keywords: Labor; Church History; Work; Brigham Young; Pioneers; Utah; Deseret; King Noah; Zeniff
ID = [7971]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-09-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,brigham  Size: 9865  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Holland, Jeffrey R. “How can I explain Nephi’s killing Laban to my nonmember friends? Some really reject it as scriptural.” Ensign, September 1976.
ID = [43346]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5691  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:52
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can One Overcome the Natural Man?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #311. May 10, 2017.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; Natural Man; Humility; Children; Adoption; Holy Ghost; Adam; Eve; The Fall; Service; Atonement
ID = [8025]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-05-10  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8430  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can One ‘Feast upon the Words of Christ’?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #306. April 28, 2017.
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Keywords: Nephi; Tree of Life; Lehi; Ezekiel; Bible; Old Testament; Bread of Life; Manna; Temple Shewbread; Temples; Ancient Israel; Sacrament; Sabbath; Scriptures
ID = [8030]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-04-28  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10493  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can People Today Avoid Being Destroyed Like the Nephites Were?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #327. June 16, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Joseph Smith; Hiram Page; Revelation; Prophets; Nephites; Final Nephite Battle; Samuel the Lamanite; Destruction; Prophecy; Obedience
ID = [8009]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-06-16  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 9282  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Johnson, Sherry. “How can priesthood and Relief Society leaders most effectively work together?” Ensign, August 1989.
ID = [49168]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5948  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:11
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can Sally Conrad’s Witness of the Book of Mormon Strengthen Our Faith?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #385. November 28, 2017.
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Keywords: Sally Conrad; Witnesses; Gold Plates; Church History; Three Witnesses; Eight Witnesses; David Whitmer; Angel Moroni
ID = [7951]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-28  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7123  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can the Book of Mormon Help Saints Live the Law of Consecration?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #297. April 7, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Consecration; Joseph Smith; King Benjamin; Alma; Amulek; Wealth
ID = [8039]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-04-07  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 10226  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can the Book of Mormon Provide Peace and Meaning to Those in Military Service?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #496. January 1, 2019.
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Keywords: Military; Warfare; War; War Chapters; Alma; Amulek; Mormon; Captain Moroni
ID = [7840]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 9929  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can the Book of Mormon Strengthen Marriages and Families?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #302. April 19, 2017.
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Keywords: Lehi; King Benjamin; Family; Marriage; Covenants
ID = [8034]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-04-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 10225  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can the Book of Mormon Survivors Give Us Hope?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #393. December 26, 2017.
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Keywords: Lehi; Nephi; Jacob; Jerusalem; Alma; Abinadi; Alma the Younger; Amulek; Mormon; Ether; Moroni; Depression; Tragedy
ID = [7943]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-12-26  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11041  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can the Old Testament Covenants Help Us Understand the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #363. September 12, 2017.
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Keywords: Bible; Old Testament; Sinai; Moses; Exodus; David; Jerusalem; Zion; Lehi; Divine Warrior; Nephites; Nephi
ID = [7973]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-09-12  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 13349  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can Trials of Faith Lead to Spiritual Growth?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #356. August 23, 2017.
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Keywords: Ether; Faith; Trial of Faith; Adversity; Jaredites; Mormon
ID = [7980]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-08-23  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 10295  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can We Be Delivered through the Lord’s Tender Mercies?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #447. July 5, 2018.
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Keywords: Tender Mercies; Nephi
ID = [7889]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-07-05  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12286  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can We Be Strengthened by Lucy Mack Smith’s Testimony of the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #379. November 7, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Lucy Mack Smith; Joseph Smith; Gold Plates; Urim and Thummim
ID = [7957]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-07  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8009  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can We Be Thankful During Times of Hardship?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #384. November 23, 2017.
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Keywords: Gratitude; Thanksgiving; Lehi; Nephites; War Chapters
ID = [7952]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-23  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 9255  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Chidester, C. Richard. “How can we be ‘born again,’ or as King Benjamin phrased it, how can we be ‘spiritually begotten’ of Christ? (Mosiah 5:7.).” Ensign, April 1996.
ID = [52394]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1996-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4471  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:08
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can We Know What to Believe about Joseph Smith’s Personal Character?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #413. March 6, 2018.
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Keywords: Joseph Smith; Church History; Moroni
ID = [7923]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-03-06  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 14181  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can We Receive the Blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #408. February 15, 2018.
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Keywords: Old Testament; Bible; Abraham; Abrahamic Covenant
ID = [7928]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-02-15  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 8353  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Can We Stop the Cycle of Revenge?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #381. November 14, 2017.
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Keywords: Revenge; Mourning; Death; Ishmael; Lehi; Nephi; Nahom; Forgiveness; Justice; God
ID = [7955]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-14  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8528  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Bagley, Michelle H. “How Captain Moroni Helped My Marriage.” Ensign, April 1999.
ID = [53803]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1999-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9990  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:19
Seely, David Rolph, and Fred E. Woods. “How Could Jerusalem, ‘That Great City,’ Be Destroyed?” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 595—610. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
ID = [39704]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:03
Young, S. Dilworth. “How Could Joseph Know?” Ensign, February 1972.
ID = [41172]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1972-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5076  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:32
Sorenson, John L. “How Could Joseph Smith Write So Accurately about Ancient American Civilization?” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 261-306. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Cement; Fabric; Language; Mesoamerica; Politics; Sheum; Warfare; Wine
ID = [75596]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size: 77569  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Book of Mormon Central. “How Could Lehi Offer Sacrifices Outside of Jerusalem?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #9. January 12, 2016.
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Keywords: Sacrifice; Temples; Law of Moses; Law; Legal; Altar; Bible; Old Testament; Dead Sea Scrolls; Jerusalem; Lehi; Nephi; Ancient Israel; Ancient Judaism; Ancient Near East; Arabia; Lehi’s Journey to the Promised Land
ID = [8327]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-12  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7456  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “How Could Lehi Travel from Jerusalem to the Red Sea in 3 Days?” Book of Mormon Central website, February 1, 2018.
ID = [76459]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size: 4102  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Book of Mormon Central. “How Could Nephi Have Known about Jeremiah’s Imprisonment?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #463. August 30, 2018.
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Keywords: Jeremiah; Nephi; Lehi; Zedekiah; Jerusalem; Book of Mormon Central
ID = [7873]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-08-30  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10457  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Could Shiz Move and Breathe After Being Beheaded?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #248. December 8, 2016.
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Keywords: Ether; Jaredites; Shiz; Coriantumr; Warfare; Military; Death; Beheading; Medical; Neuropathy; Moroni; Decapitation
ID = [8088]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-12-08  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 6096  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Could So Many People Have Died at the Battle of Cumorah?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #231. November 15, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephites; Lamanites; Hill Cumorah; Cumorah; Warfare; Military; Final Nephite Battle; Mormon; Moroni; Death; Ancient History; Bible; Old Testament; Exodus; Ancient Israel; Military History; Population; Mesoamerica; Aztec; Quiche; Women; Children; Book of Mormon Translation; Historicity; Love of God; Evidence
ID = [8105]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-11-15  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10860  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Authors Use Chiasmus?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #340. July 16, 2017.
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Keywords: Chiasmus; Bible; Old Testament; New Testament; Mark; Genesis; Ancient Near East; Gilgamesh; Ancient Greek; Hebrew; Poetry; Evidence
ID = [7996]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-07-16  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10779  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Brigham Young Help Take the Book of Mormon to the World?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #354. August 18, 2017.
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Keywords: Brigham Young; Church History; Book of Mormon
ID = [7982]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-08-18  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,brigham  Size: 10807  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Christ Use the Nephite Prophetic Worldview?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #580. October 13, 2020.
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Keywords: Nephite Prophetic View; Christ in America; Jesus Christ; Nephi; Gentiles; Scattering of Israel; Israelites
ID = [7756]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-10-13  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8699  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Democracy Help the Nephites Conquer Their Enemies?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #156. August 2, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephites; Lamanites; War Chapters; Warfare; Mormon; Amalickiah; Moroni; Democracy; Politics; Freedom
ID = [8180]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-08-02  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8954  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Emma Smith Help Bring Forth the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #386. November 30, 2017.
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Keywords: Emma Smith; Book of Mormon Translation; Joseph Smith; Gold Plates; Witnesses; Angel Moroni
ID = [7950]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-30  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 13357  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Enos Liken the Scriptures to His Own Life?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #265. January 23, 2017.
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Keywords: Likening; Scriptures; Enos; Bible; Old Testament; Jacob; Esau; Bethel; Covenants; Prayer; God; Word Play; Hebrew; Evidence
ID = [8071]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-01-23  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 9228  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did God Call His Prophets in Ancient Times?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #17. January 22, 2016.
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Keywords: Prophets; Prophecy; Calling; Divine Council; Heavenly Ascent; Holy Ascent; Heaven; Throne Theophany; Bible; Old Testament; Isaiah; Ezekiel; Jeremiah; Samuel; Amos; Habakkuk; King Benjamin; Brother of Jared; Evidence
ID = [8319]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-22  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 8345  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Helaman’s Army Maintain Faith While Being Cut Off from Provisions?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #167. August 17, 2016.
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Keywords: Moroni; Captain Moroni; War Chapters; Warfare; Military; Helaman; Epistles; Nephites; Lamanites; Zarahemla; Provisions; Food; Mesoamerica; People of Ammon
ID = [8169]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-08-17  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11184  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Jeremiah’s and Lehi’s Ministries Reflect One Another?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #650. October 20, 2022.
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Keywords: Lehi, Jeremiah, Book of Mormon, Bible, Old Testament, Jerusalem, Prophets, Prophecy
ID = [82302]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-10-20  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:08
Reynolds, Arch S. How Did Joseph Smith Translate?: A Study of the Method of his Translation of the Various Books of Scriptures. Springville, UT: Art City Publishing, 1952.
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The prophet Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by means of the seer stone, the Urim and Thummim. Excerpts from the journals of Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, Emma Smith, and Martin Harris declare his methods of translation. The characters appeared sentence by sentence and the translation below it. George Reynolds and B. H. Roberts suggest that Moroni may have assisted him.

ID = [77871]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1952-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did King Benjamin Teach His People to Trust God More?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #314. May 17, 2017.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; King Benjamin’s Speech; God; Faith; Old Testament; Bible; Psalms
ID = [8022]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-05-17  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 9839  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did King Benjamin’s Speech Lead to Nephite Democracy?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #301. April 17, 2017.
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Keywords: Mosiah; Democracy; Reign of the Judges; Monarchy; Government; Nephite Government; Covenants; King Benjamin; New Name; Bible; Old Testament; Psalms
ID = [8035]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-04-17  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10900  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Martin Harris Help Bring Forth the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #291. March 24, 2017.
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Keywords: Martin Harris; Joseph Smith; Church History; Book of Mormon Translation; Book of Mormon Printing; 116 pages; Three Witnesses; Gold Plates; Charles Anthon; Oliver Cowdery; David Whitmer; Evidence
ID = [8045]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-03-24  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 15771  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Mormon React to Seeing His People Slain?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #232. November 16, 2016.
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Keywords: Mormon; Moroni; Final Nephite Battle; Lament; Bible; Old Testament; Lamentations; New Testament; Matthew; Luke; Jesus Christ; Ancient Near East; Hebrew; Poetry; Final Judgment; Jerusalem; Destruction; Death; Warfare; Military
ID = [8104]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-11-16  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7421  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Nephi Read Isaiah as a Witness of Christ’s Coming?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #40. February 24, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephite Prophetic View; Jesus Christ; Isaiah; Nephi; Prophecy; Christianity; Law of Witnesses; Law; Legal; Testimony
ID = [8296]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-24  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7323  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Nephi Use the Power to Seal on Earth and in Heaven?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #182. September 7, 2016.
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Keywords: Helaman; Nephi; Sealing Power; Famine; Drought; Miracles; Bible; Old Testament; Elijah; War; Heaven; Priesthood; King Benjamin
ID = [8154]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-09-07  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7896  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did President Gordon B. Hinckley Emphasize the Importance of the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #294. March 31, 2017.
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Keywords: Gordon B. Hinckley; Book of Mormon
ID = [8042]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-03-31  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 10711  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Seeking a King Get in the Way of Sustaining a Prophet?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #153. July 28, 2016.
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Keywords: Alma; War Chapters; Helaman; Missionary Work; Amalickiah; Dissension; Mesoamerica; Maya; Cosmology; Kingship; Kingmen
ID = [8183]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-07-28  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 8849  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did the Book of Mormon Help the Early Saints Understand Spiritual Gifts?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #299. April 12, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Kirtland; Missouri; New Testament; Acts; Pentecost; Gifts of the Spirit; Joseph Smith
ID = [8037]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-04-12  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 10623  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Did the Nephites Become Weak in Such a Short Time?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #175. August 29, 2016.
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Keywords: Zarahemla; Nephites; Lamanites; Amalickiah; Ammoron; Alma; Pride; Prosperity; Warfare; Wealth; Gadianton Robbers; Moronihah; Helaman
ID = [8161]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-08-29  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 6959  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Fry, Evan A. “How Did We Get the Book of Mormon?” Saints’ Herald 92 (8 September 1945): 850-51, 854.
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An overview regarding Moroni’s guardianship over the gold plates and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, including the method of translation, the dictation to scribes, and the publication of the work.

ID = [79539]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1945-09-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Book of Mormon Central. “How Do Commandments Bring Us Peace and Happiness?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #347. August 2, 2017.
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Keywords: Commandments; Ten Commandments; Law of Moses; Nephites; Bible; Old Testament; Happiness
ID = [7989]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-08-02  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 11599  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Do the Bible and Book of Mormon Help Us Understand the Sealing Power?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #348. August 4, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Sealing Power; Elijah; Bible; Old Testament; New Testament; Revelation; Jesus Christ; Joseph Smith
ID = [7988]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-08-04  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10255  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Do the Blessings in the Scriptures Apply to us Today?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #373. October 17, 2017.
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Keywords: Covenants; Bible; Old Testament; Deuteronomy; Leviticus; Ancient Israel; Nephites; Blessings; Prosperity
ID = [7963]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-10-17  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 11353  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Do the Book of Moses and Book of Mormon Help Us Understand the Endowment?” Book of Mormon Central, KnoWhy #396, January 4, 2018.
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Keywords: Bible; Old Testament; Temples; Heavenly Ascent; Endowment; Moses; Nephi; Pearl of Great Price; Book of Moses
ID = [4691]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-01-04  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,moses,old-test  Size: 10501  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:59
Book of Mormon Central. “How Do the Covenants in the Scriptures Apply to Me Today?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #369. October 3, 2017.
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Keywords: Zeniff; Covenants; Bible; Old Testament; Zarahemla; Land of Nephi; Mosiah; Lamanites; Famine; Law of Moses; Limhi
ID = [7967]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-10-03  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10211  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Do the Events of Mormon’s Life Shape the Entire Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #582. October 27, 2020.
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Keywords: Mormon; Redaction; Abridgment; Warfare; Jesus Christ; Theophany; Gold Plates; Record Keeping
ID = [7754]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-10-27  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12628  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “How Do the Psalms Quoted in the Book of Mormon Teach about the Temple?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #437. May 29, 2018.
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Keywords: Bible; Old Testament; Psalms; Temples
ID = [7899]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-05-29  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 11220  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Ricks, Stephen D. “How do we explain the mention of ‘satyrs,’ commonly regarded as mythical creatures, in 2 Nephi 23:21 and Isaiah 13:21 and 34:14?” Ensign, February 1996.
ID = [52322]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1996-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,old-test  Size: 4865  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:07
Bradford, William R. “How Do You Know?” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1983.
ID = [15288]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1983-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 9663  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:11
Bradford, William R. “How Do You Know?” Ensign, November 1983.
ID = [46453]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9552  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:45
Zindler, Frank R. “How Do You Lose a Steel Mill?” American Atheist 30, no. 1 (January 1988): 27-31.
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A satirical effort to educate Mormons concerning the mistakes of the Book of Mormon. Topics include the American Indians as descendants of the Jews, steel making, cows, horses, and elephants, and wheel-drawn vehicles.

ID = [79540]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does Chiasmus Teach Us to Reverse the Pride Cycle?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #468. September 18, 2018.
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Keywords: Chiasmus; Pride; Prosperity
ID = [7868]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-09-18  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11185  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does Christ ‘Seal You His’?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #558. April 21, 2020.
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Keywords: Seals; Ancient Near East; Covenants; King Benjamin; King Benjamin’s Speech
ID = [7778]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-04-21  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 6954  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does Grace Help Us Overcome Weakness?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #350. August 9, 2017.
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Keywords: Ether; Jaredites; Moroni; Weakness; Humility; Grace
ID = [7986]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-08-09  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7613  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does Nephi Help Us Understand Isaiah?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #47. March 4, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephi; Isaiah; Bible; Old Testament; keys
ID = [8289]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-04  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7277  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does Nephi Use Isaiah to Teach Us to Avoid Pride?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #48. March 7, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephi; Isaiah; Bible; Old Testament; Lehi; Laman; Lemuel; Pride; Family
ID = [8288]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-07  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 4935  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Condie, Spencer J. “How does one reconcile President Brigham Young’s statement that ‘it is natural for the child to be influenced by the Spirit of God’ with King Benjamin’s assertion that ‘the natural man is an enemy to God’?” Ensign, October 1976.
ID = [43363]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-10-01  Collections:  bom,brigham,ensign  Size: 5807  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:52
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does Prophecy Shape the Book of Mormon’s Content and Structure?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #498. January 15, 2019.
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Keywords: Prophecy; Prophets; Nephi; Mormon; Abinadi; Samuel the Lamanite; Remember; Second Coming; Evidence
ID = [7838]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-01-15  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 26863  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Book of Mormon Help Date Christ’s Death?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #300. April 14, 2017.
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Keywords: Nephites; Christ in America; Bible; New Testament; Easter; Jesus Christ; Crucifixion; Resurrection; Atonement; Chronology; Gospels; Sabbath; Passover
ID = [8036]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-04-14  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 13642  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Book of Mormon Help Date the First Christmas?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #255. December 21, 2016.
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Keywords: Christmas; Birth of Christ; Bible; New Testament; Jesus Christ; Dating; Chronology; Death of Christ; Herod the Great; Matthew; Mark; Luke; John; Nephites; Darkness; Star; Mesoamerica; Calendar
ID = [8081]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-12-21  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12183  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Book of Mormon Help Explain the Origins of the Word of Wisdom?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #321. June 2, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Joseph Smith; Kirtland; School of the Prophets; Emma Smith; Drunkeness; Alcohol; Limhi; Captain Moroni
ID = [8015]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-06-02  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8399  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Book of Mormon Prepare Missionaries to Sacrifice, Serve, and Preach?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #333. June 30, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Missionary Work; Sons of Mosiah; Ammon; Lamoni; Joseph Smith; Emma Smith; John Murdock
ID = [8003]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-06-30  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8722  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Book of Mormon Text Reflect a Seventh-Century-BC Israelite Writing Style?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #635. June 28, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; Chiasmus; Ancient Israel; Literary Device; Literature
ID = [8857]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-06-28  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12249  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:01
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does The Book of Mormon Use a Hebrew Pun on King Noa’s Name?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #406. February 8, 2018.
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Keywords: Abinadi; King Noah; Hebrew; Word Play; Etymology; Noah’s Ark; Bible; Old Testament; Genesis; Evidence
ID = [7930]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-02-08  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7449  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Book of Mormon Use an Ancient Storytelling Technique?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #414. March 8, 2018.
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Keywords: Bible; Old Testament; Genesis; Isaac; Rebekah; Ammon; Missionary Work; Marriage; Evidence
ID = [7922]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-03-08  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 6641  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Devil Lead Us Astray?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #55. March 16, 2016.
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Keywords: Isaiah; Nephi; Devil; Satan; Adversary; Opposition
ID = [8281]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-16  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 8743  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Doctrine of Christ Relate to the Ancient Temple?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #552. March 3, 2020.
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Keywords: Temples; Endowment; Ancient Israelite Religion; Repentance; Faith; Baptism; Endure to the End; Tongue of Angels
ID = [7784]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-03-03  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11006  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Gospel Bring Us unto Christ?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #338. July 12, 2017.
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Keywords: Christ in America; Holy Ghost; Jesus Christ; Atonement; Repentance; Sanctification; Gospel
ID = [7998]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-07-12  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8062  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Lord Make our Burdens Light?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #102. May 18, 2016.
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Keywords: King Noah; Waters of Mormon; Alma; Amulon; Slavery; Baptism; Prayer; Burdens; Bible; Old Testament; Exodus; Refugees
ID = [8234]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-05-18  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 5949  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the ‘Mosiah-First’ Translation Sequence Strengthen Faith?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #503. February 22, 2019.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Translation; Joseph Smith; Church History; Small Plates; Large Plates; Mosiah
ID = [7833]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-02-22  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 20128  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Have LDS Women Shared the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #433. May 15, 2018.
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Keywords: Women; LDS; Church History
ID = [7903]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-05-15  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7961  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Important Was It to Moroni that We Pray about the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #359. August 30, 2017.
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Keywords: Moroni; Prayer; Holy Ghost; Testimony
ID = [7977]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-08-30  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 6527  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “How Important was Oliver Cowdery in Bringing Forth the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #270. February 3, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Oliver Cowdery; Joseph Smith; Restoration; Book of Mormon Printing; Book of Mormon Translation; Scribe; Witness; Witnesses; Missionary Work; Evidence
ID = [8066]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-02-03  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11586  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “How is Christ Both the Father and the Son?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #92. May 4, 2016.
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Keywords: Jesus Christ; Heavenly Father; Abinadi; King Noah; God; Benjamin; Mesoamerica; Trinity; Deity Complex; Roles of Jesus Christ
ID = [8244]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-05-04  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 9610  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Waters, Max L. “How is it possible for a whole society to be righteous? Can we in the Church become such a righteous society?” Ensign, September 1977.
ID = [43799]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6908  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:56
Book of Mormon Central. “How Is Prosperity Defined in Nephi’s Small Plates?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #383. November 21, 2017.
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Keywords: Nephites; Lamanites; Mormon; Nephi; Covenants; Prosperity
ID = [7953]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-21  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11672  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How is the Day of Atonement Understood in the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #479. October 25, 2018.
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Keywords: Day of Atonement; Sacrifice; Animal Sacrifice; Cleanliness; Atonement; Jesus Christ
ID = [7857]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-10-25  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12892  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How is the Name Zoram Connected with Pride?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #458. August 14, 2018.
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Keywords: Zoram; Zoramites; Hebrew; Word Play; Pride; Etymology; Onomastics; Evidence
ID = [7878]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-08-14  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 9599  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How is the Phrase ‘Make a Record" an Evidence for the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #444. June 26, 2018.
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Keywords: Gold Plates; Bible; Old Testament; Ancient Near East; Literature; Evidence
ID = [7892]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-06-26  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,d-c,old-test  Size: 6481  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Is the Unity of Zion Society Achieved?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #581. October 20, 2020.
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Keywords: Zion; Prosperity; Nephites; Christ in America
ID = [7755]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-10-20  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7011  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “How is the Use of Deuteronomy in the Book of Mormon Evidence for its Authenticity?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #428. April 27, 2018.
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Keywords: Old Testament; Bible; Deuteronomy; Law of Moses; King Josiah; Evidence
ID = [7908]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-04-27  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 5788  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Skousen, Royal. “How Joseph Smith Translated the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).
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Details of the translation process Joseph Smith used for translating the Book of Mormon from the plates can be adduced from statements of witnesses and from evidence in the original and printer’s manuscripts. According to witnesses, Joseph Smith often translated without the plates being present and used the interpreters to receive the revealed text. Evidence from the manuscripts themselves shows that the original manuscript was written from dictation, that Joseph Smith was working with at least twenty words at a time, that Joseph Smith could see the spelling of names, that the scribe repeated the text to Joseph Smith, and that the word chapter and the corresponding chapter numbers were not part of the revealed text. The manuscripts and text show that Joseph Smith apparently received the translation word for word and letter for letter, in what is known as “tight control.”

ID = [2976]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 34039  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Carmack, Stanford A. “How Joseph Smith’s Grammar Differed from Book of Mormon Grammar: Evidence from the 1832 History.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 25 (2017): 239-259.
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Abstract: Some of the grammar of Joseph Smith’s 1832 History is examined. Three archaic, extra-biblical features that occur quite frequently in the Book of Mormon are not present in the history, even though there was ample opportunity for use. Relevant usage in the 1832 History is typical of modern English, in line with independent linguistic studies. This leads to the conclusion that Joseph’s grammar was not archaizing in these three types of morphosyntax which are prominent in the earliest text of the Book of Mormon. This corroborating evidence also indicates that English words were transmitted to Joseph throughout the dictation of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3695]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 45009  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Book of Mormon Central. “How Lehi Likened the Scriptures to Himself.” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #418. March 22, 2018.
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Keywords: Joseph Smith; Joseph of Egypt; Lehi; Nephi; Likening
ID = [7918]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-03-22  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7528  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Welch, John W. “How long did it take Joseph Smith to translate the Book of Mormon?” Ensign, January 1988.
ID = [48405]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,welch  Size: 8938  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:04
Welch, John W., and Tim Rathbone. “How Long Did It Take to Translate the Book of Mormon?” 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: Book of Mormon Translation; Cowdery, Oliver; Harris, Martin; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [66444]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Greenwood, Val D. “How long have statues of the angel Moroni appeared atop Latter-day Saint temples? Is there a reason the statues don’t appear on top of all temples?” Ensign, July 1994.
ID = [51577]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1994-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3404  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:01
Bennett, Richard E. “‘How Long, Oh Lord, How Long?’ James E. Talmage and the Great War.” Religious Educator Vol. 3 no. 1 (2002).
ID = [38084]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 41236  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:53
Litster, Allen E. “How many languages has the Book of Mormon been translated into and how many copies have been distributed in the years since it was first printed?” Ensign, September 1977.
ID = [43795]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4981  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:56
Smith, James E. “How Many Nephites?: The Book of Mormon at the Bar of Demography.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 254-293. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography - Hemispheric; Book of Mormon Geography - Limited Geography; Demography; Nephite; Others in the Land; Population Size
ID = [75474]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Book of Mormon Central. “How Many Others Traveled with Lehi to the Promised Land?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #465. September 6, 2018.
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Keywords: Lehi; Nephi; Lehi’s Journey to the Promised Land; New World; Nahom; Bountiful; Solomon’s Temple
ID = [7871]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-09-06  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 9643  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “How Might Isaiah 48-49 be ‘Likened" to Lehi’s Family?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #23. February 1, 2016.
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Keywords: Isaiah; Nephi; Lehi; Family; Likening; Bible; Old Testament
ID = [8313]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-01  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,d-c,old-test  Size: 5716  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “How Much Could Joseph Smith Have Known about Chiasmus in 1829?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #334. July 3, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Chiasmus; Book of Mormon Translation; Biblical Studies; Joseph Smith; Evidence