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Wight, LaPreal. “I Am Brought Forth to Meet You.” Improvement Era 53, no. 10 (1950): 781, 810.
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The Book of Mormon prophet and writer Moroni prophesied that he would come forth “triumphant through the air” at a future date (Moroni 10:34). Wight sees a quite literal fulfillment in this prophecy in the statues of Moroni on the top of the Salt Lake Temple and the Hill Cumorah, saying that Moroni now stands triumphant in the air.

Keywords: Angel Moroni, Hill Cumorah, NY, Moroni (Son of Mormon), Moroni’s Promise, Prophecy, Salt Lake Temple
ID = [76924]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Poulsen, Udell E. “I am confused by the gospel principle of justification by faith. Can you explain it to me?” Ensign, June 1991.
ID = [50048]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10091  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:48
Black, Susan Easton. “‘I Am Not Any Longer to Be Alone’” Ensign, January 1989.
ID = [48890]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19586  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:08
Shannon, Avram R., and Thora Florence Shannon. “‘I Am the Law’: Jesus Christ and the Law of Moses in the Book of Mormon.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81587]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Tanner, Susan W. “‘I Am the Light Which Ye Shall Hold Up’” Delivered at the General Young Women Meeting of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2006.
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Each of our [Christlike] deeds may share only a pinpoint of light, but added together they begin to make a significant difference.

ID = [20250]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2006-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 6522  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:06
Harris, James R. “The ‘I Am’ Passages in the Gospels and in 3 Nephi.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82442]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:08
Hansen, Eric. “I Asked, He Answered.” New Era 22, no. 9 (1992): 23.
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A story of a young man who took Moroni’s challenge (Moroni 10:3-5). After he prayed, the Spirit manifested the truth of the Book of Mormon to him.

Keywords: Moroni',s Promise, Prayer, Scripture Study
ID = [76615]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Hansen, Eric. “I Asked, He Answered.” New Era 22 (September 1992): 23.
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A story of a young man who took Moroni’s challenge (Moroni 10:3-5). After he prayed, the Spirit manifested the truth of the Book of Mormon to him.

ID = [79558]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Jordan, T. J. “I Beheld a Book.” Regina (Saskatchewan) Canada: n.p., 195?.
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Defends Book of Mormon statements that some truths have been lost from the Bible through the process of translation. Affirms that the Book of Mormon was translated by the power of God. Cites Nephi’s testimony concerning the Bible beginning in 1 Nephi 3.

ID = [77879]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1950-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Swift, Charles. “‘I Beheld a Tree’: Lehi’s Dream and Revelation.” In They Shall Grow Together, eds. Charles Swift and Nicholas J. Frederick. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2022.
ID = [33824]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:40
Kimball, Stanley H. B. “I Cannot Read a Sealed Book.” Improvement Era 60, no. 2 (February, 1957): 80.
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Tells of Martin Harris’s visit with Charles Anthon and Dr. Mitchell in New York City in February 1828. Presents a historical profile on Anthon and Mitchell. Answers why Martin Harris went to these men instead of any others and how valid their testimony was respecting the characters shown to them.

ID = [81283]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1957-02-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Kimball, Stanley H. B. “I Cannot Read a Sealed Book.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Significant Articles from the Pages of the Improvement Era, eds. Doyle L. Green, and Marba C. Josephson, 19-29. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1959.
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Tells of Martin Harris’s visit with Charles Anthon and Dr. Mitchell in New York City in February 1828. Presents a historical profile on Anthon and Mitchell. Answers why Martin Harris went to these men instead of any others and how valid their testimony was respecting the characters shown to them.

ID = [81038]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1959-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Scott, Lloyd R. “I Cannot Read a Sealed Book.” Church News 63 (16 January 1993): 14.
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Contradictions shown in two letters written by Professor Charles Anthon about his dealings with Martin Harris including whether or not he gave Harris a written opinion on the authenticity of the characters shown to him.

ID = [79559]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1993-01-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Sharp, Marion. I Cry, Mormon. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1989.
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Sharp tells the history of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the early Church and persecution of the Saints, Joseph Smith’s martyrdom, and the pioneer journey, as well as Nephi’s story as told in the Book of Mormon, in an epic poem format.

ID = [77880]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Roper, Matthew P., and John Gee. “‘I Did Liken All Scriptures Unto Us’ : Early Nephite Understandings of Isaiah and Implications for ‘Others’ in the Land.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36228]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:40
Pearce, Virginia H. “I Feel Reverent When I Read the Scriptures.” Friend 22 (April 1992): 12-13.
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A story of a boy who enjoyed reading the Book of Mormon with his family and how it made him a better person.

ID = [79560]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce, eds. I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon. Proceedings of the Come, Follow Me Symposium in Honor of Sidney B. Sperry. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
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At the beginning of the Book of Mormon, Nephi writes, “The fulness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved” (1 Nephi 6:4; emphasis added). He later writes, “I glory in my Jesus, for he hath redeemed my soul from hell” (2 Nephi 33:6). The pinnacle of the Book of Mormon occurred in 3 Nephi when Jesus Christ personally ministered to the Nephites and Lamanites. Clearly the central purpose of those writing on the plates was to invite and persuade each of us to come unto Jesus Christ, helping us understand his redeeming role. Jesus Christ is the central figure in the Book of Mormon. Ancient prophets in the western hemisphere consistently pointed to His life and atoning sacrifice. For example, Nephi wrote, “I glory in my Jesus, for he hath redeemed my soul from hell” (2 Nephi 33:6). After His Resurrection, Jesus Christ personally ministered to the Nephites and taught them. This volume shares important reminders about how to focus on Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81579]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 15  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02

Articles

Aburto, Renya I. “The Book of Mormon’s Relevance for Us: Promises for Our Time.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81580]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Millet, Robert L. “Jesus Christ and the Gathering of Israel.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81581]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Matson, Joshua M. “Coming to Know Christ through the ‘I Am’ Statements in the Book of Mormon.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81582]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Ricks, Michael David. “Remember Him: The Christ-Centered Focus of Remember in the Book of Mormon.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81583]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Pierce, Krystal V. L. “The Brazen Serpent as a Symbol of Jesus Christ: A Dichotomy of Benevolence and Admonition.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81584]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Sorenson, Stephanie Dibb. “‘That They May Bear Testimony of Him’: Jesus Christ’s Communication to and about Prophets in the Book of Mormon.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81585]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Taeger, Stephan. “According to Their Faith: Alma and Amulek Typify Jesus in Overcoming Evil.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81586]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Lane, Jennifer Clark. “The Redeemer: Taking upon Him the Sins of the World.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81588]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Smoot, Stephen O., and Kerry M. Hull. “Book of Mormon ‘Trinitarianism’ and the Nature of Jesus Christ: Old and New World Contexts.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81589]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘That Ye Might Feel and See’: Touch in the First Day of Christ’s Ministry.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81590]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Andersen, Camey L. “Mentoring in the Savior’s Way: Learning from Jesus Christ’s Example in 3 Nephi.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81591]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Calabro, David M. “Jesus Christ as a Revealer of Ordinances in the Book of Mormon.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81592]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Halverson, Jared M. “The Way, the Truth, and the Way to Truth: Harmony in Pursuit of Orthodoxy.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81593]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Perez, William. “Ascended into Heaven: The Book of Mormon’s Witness of Jesus Christ’s Ascension.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81594]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
“I Had No Idea What a Missionary Was.” Church News 58 (3 December 1988): 5.
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A conversion story of a young woman who was given a Book of Mormon and after reading it was converted to the Church.

ID = [79561]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-12-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Stott, Erma W. “I Handed Him the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, June 1992.
ID = [50541]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3725  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:51
Ludlow, Daniel H. “I Have a Question: Shouldn’t Moroni’s promise in the Book of Mormon (Moroni 10:4) always work?” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions, 18-21. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
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Ludlow analyzes Moroni’s promise in Moroni 10 and includes verses 1-5 that seem to indicate that it is necessary to study more than just the Book of Mormon. Biblical study is required, then ponder and pray with sincerity and faith, which makes one capable of recognizing the truths and promptings as the Holy Ghost manifests them.

ID = [81041]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Doxey, Roy W. “I Have a Question: Some passages in the Book of Mormon seem to indicate that there is only one God and that he is a spirit only. How can we explain this?” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions, 5-11. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
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Doxey explains, citing many scriptures, how the Book of Mormon “does indeed teach that God the Father, his Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings and that the Father and the Son are not personages of spirit”

ID = [81040]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Rasmussen, Ellis T. “I Have a Question: What are the best evidences to support the authenticity of the Book of Mormon?” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions, 27-33. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
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Three evidences for the Book of Mormon are available—external, internal, and spiritual. Offers “seven key concepts” for identifying various internal evidences that “carry within them a spirit of authenticity”

ID = [81044]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Peterson, H. Donl. “I Have a Question: What is the meaning of the Book of Mormon passages on eternal hell for the wicked?” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Dificult Gospel Questions, 45-50. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
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Points out that there are two hells identified in the Book of Mormon writings: one is the intermediate existence between death and the resurrection and the other is the never-ending state of the wicked. [D.M.]

ID = [81046]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Doxey, Roy W. “I Have a Question: What was the approximate weight of the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated?” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions, 50-52. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
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Citing Joseph Smith’s own description of the physical appearance of the plates as well as several contemporary accounts of persons who were permitted to lift them, the author provides an approximate weight of the gold plates.

ID = [81039]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Brandt, Edward J. “I Have a Question: Why are the words adieu, bible, and baptize in the Book of Mormon? These words weren’t known in Book of Mormon times.” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions, 16-18. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
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Answers allegations that the words “adieu,” “bible,” and “baptize” in the Book of Mormon are anachronisms.

ID = [81043]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Ludlow, Daniel H. “I Have a Question: Why do we say that the Book of Mormon contains the fulness of the gospel (D&C 20:9) when it doesn’t contain some of the basic teachings of the Church? Why doesn’t it include such doctrines as the three degrees of glory, marriage for eternity, premortal existence of spirits, and baptism for the dead?” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions, 11-15. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
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The Book of Mormon definition of the gospel of Christ is revealed in 3 Nephi 27:13-22: the Atonement, faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. None of the four compilers intended to include all of the teachings and ordinances of Christ. Important doctrines are restored when the church membership is ready to accept them.

ID = [81042]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Nyman, Monte S. “Why Weren’t the Gold Plates Placed in a Museum?” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions, 52-54. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
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Asserts that the golden plates were never made available for public view for two reasons: (1) the Lord did not want the plates—with their impressive monetary value—to be used for personal or commercial gain, and (2) to test the faith of those who receive the record.

ID = [81045]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘I Have Done According to My Will’: Reading Jacob 5 as a Temple Text.” Paper presented at the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference. October 25, 2014.
ID = [6868]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2014-10-25  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:15
Anderson, Jack. “I have heard that Mormons are strong family people. What do you do to keep your families together, especially in this time of high divorce rates and other family problems?” Ensign, August 1974.
ID = [42350]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1974-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2059  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:42
Sorenson, John L. “I have heard that the sizes of the Nephite and Lamanite populations indicated in the Book of Mormon do not make sense. What do we know about their numbers?” Ensign, September 1992.
ID = [50664]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,sorenson  Size: 4519  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:52
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘I Kneeled Down Before My Maker’: Allusions to Esau in the Book of Enos.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 27 (2017): 29-56.
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Abstract: The Book of Enos constitutes a brief literary masterpiece. A close reading of Enos’s autobiography reveals textual dependency not only on 1 Nephi 1:1-2 and Genesis 32–33, but also on earlier parts of the Jacob Esau cycle in Genesis 25, 27. Enos’s autobiographical allusions to hunting and hungering serve as narrative inversions of Esau’s biography. The narrative of Genesis 27 exploits the name “Esau” in terms of the Hebrew verb ʿśh/ʿśy (“make,” “do”). Enos (“man”) himself incorporates paronomastic allusions to the name “Esau” in terms of ʿśh/ʿśy in surprising and subtle ways in order to illustrate his own transformation through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. These wordplays reflect the convergence (in the Genesis narratives) of the figure of Esau before whom Jacob bows and whom he embraces in reconciliation with the figure of the divine “man” with whom Jacob wrestles. Finally, Enos anticipates his own resurrection, divine transformation, and final at-one-ment with the Lord in terms of a clothing metaphor reminiscent of Jacob’s “putting on” Esau’s identity in Genesis 27.

ID = [3660]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 62965  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Weldon, Roy E. “I Know the Nephite Record Is True.” Saints’ Herald 127 (July 1980): 331, 337.
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The author testifies of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. His testimony has come from the spirit and through scholarly study. Presents evidence that the Nephites obeyed the Law of Moses and there were elephants as far south as South America.

ID = [79562]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1980-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Rust, Richard Dilworth. “‘I Know Your Doing’: The Book of Mormon Speaks to Our Times.” Ensign, December 1988.
ID = [48845]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 18497  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:08
“‘I Love This Work with All My Heart’” Church News 58 (25 June 1988): 4.
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President Benson taught that missionaries should daily read the Book of Mormon to increase their own faith and spirituality and “should use the Book of Mormon as the heart of their proselyting work and as the great converter”

ID = [78824]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-06-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Moss, Robert H. I Nephi—A Novel of the Sons of Lehi. Bountiful: Horizon, 1984.
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A novel dealing with the life and ministry of Nephi, the first author of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77881]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘I of Myself Am a Wicked Man’: Some Notes on Allusion and Textual Dependency in Omni 1:1-2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 40 (2020): 71-88.
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Abstract: Omni greatly revered his ancestors and their personal accounts on the small plates of Nephi. A close examination of Omni’s brief autobiography (Omni 1:1–3) evidences borrowing from all four of his predecessors’ writings. Moreover, his self-description, “I of myself am a wicked man,” constitutes far more than a confession of religious dereliction. That self-assessment alludes to Nephi’s autobiographical wordplay on his name in terms “good” and “having been born of goodly parents” and his grandfather Enos’s similarly self-referential wordplay in describing his own father Jacob as a “just man.” Omni’s name most likely represents a hypocoristic form of a longer theophoric name, *ʾomnîyyāhû (from the root *ʾmn), meaning “Yahweh is [the object of] my faith” or “Yahweh is my guardian [or, nursing father],” but could also be heard or understood as a gentilic, “faithful one” or “trustworthy one.” These observations have implications for Omni’s stated defense of his people the Nephites (traditionally, the “good” or “fair ones”) against the Lamanites, those who had dwindled in “unbelief” (cf. Hebrew lōʾ-ʾēmun). In the end, Omni’s description of himself as “a wicked man” should be viewed in the context of his reverence for “goodly” and “just” ancestors and brought into balance with those sacred trusts in which he did prove faithful: preserving his people, his genealogy, and the small plates themselves.

ID = [3469]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 40312  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Hawkins, Lisa Bolin, and Gordon C. Thomasson. I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee: Survivor Witnesses in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
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Compares survivor witnesses in the Book of Mormon with other survivor witnesses that are described in Des Pres, “Survivors and the Will to Bear Witness” Social Research 40 (1973): 668-69.

ID = [77882]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Hawkins, Lisa Bolin, and Gordon C. Thomasson. “I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee: Survivor-Witnesses in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
ID = [8395]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Layton, Melaine N. “I Pray that the Eyes of Your Heart May be Enlightened.” Wheeling, IL: n.p., 1975.
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This polemical treatise on Mormonism ventures into several issues, including the reported methods by which the Book of Mormon was translated, the changes that have been made in the book since 1830, and the King James language found in the book. The author sees a connection between the Book of Mormon and Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews.

ID = [77883]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Walker, Samuel K. “I Put Moroni’s Promise to the Test.” Ensign, March 1998.
ID = [53288]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1998-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3548  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:15
Ferraresi, Francesco. “I Put Moroni’s Promise to the Test.” Ensign, October 2011.
ID = [59445]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2011-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2861  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:34
Morris, Larry E. “‘I Should Have an Eye Single to the Glory of God’ Joseph Smith’s Account of the Angel and the Plates.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): Article 4.
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Review of Ronald V. Huggins. “From Captain Kidd’s Treasure Ghost to the Angel Moroni: Changing Dramatis Personae in Early Mormonism.” Dialogue 36/4 (2003): 17–42.

ID = [499]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 158768  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Brown, Cheryl. “‘I Speak Somewhat Concerning That Which I Have Written’” In The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.,, 55–72. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.
ID = [36846]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 35161  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Bagley, Pat. I Spy a Nephite. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1991.
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A children’s picture book in which the reader looks for a fictitious Nephite character, Norman, in several different scenes that deal with the Book of Mormon or Latter-day Saints. A Mormon’s version of Where’s Waldo.

ID = [77884]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Vessels, Rodney J. “I Want to Be a Book of Mormon Missionary.” New Era 6 (April 1976): 6-8.
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Vessels tells of his experiences reading the Book of Mormon and lists five ways to become a Book of Mormon missionary.

ID = [79563]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Caywood, Charles Sr. I was a Protestant Minister. Independence, MO: Herald Publishing House, n.d.
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Caywood, a Baptist minister, was offered a Book of Mormon to read while visiting the home of his brother. Doubt was replaced with intense interest and conversion came through reading the book.

ID = [77885]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘I Will Contend with Them That Contendeth with Thee’: The Divine Warrior in Jacob’s Speech of 2 Nephi 6–10.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17, no. 1-2 (2008): 20-39.
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At the time Jacob gave his speech in 2 Nephi 6–10, the Nephites had already been driven from two lands of inheritance and felt an ongoing concern of being cut off from God’s promises. Belnap illustrates that Jacob’s speech answers these concerns through emphasizing and expounding on the covenantal relationship made possible by God acting as the Divine Warrior. Jacob quotes Isaiah passages in his discourse and in some instances makes his own additions to emphasize important aspects. He illustrates how the Divine Warrior provides the hardships, knowledge, and power for an individual to become a divine warrior, and he discusses the Divine Warrior’s defeat over the monster of Death. The promises made by the Divine Warrior can provide hope and assurance to all.

Keywords: Death; Divine Warrior; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Land of Inheritance; Monster; Nephite; Promise
ID = [3224]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 77003  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘I Will Deliver Thy Sons’: An Onomastic Approach to Three Iterations of an Oracle to Mosiah II (Mosiah 28:7; Alma 17:35, 19:23).” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 241-256.
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Abstract: Three times in his narrative Mormon recounts the Lord’s oracle (revelation) to Mosiah II regarding his sons undertaking a mission among the Lamanites (Mosiah 28:7, Alma 17:35, and Alma 19:23). In all three instances, the Lord’s promises of deliverance revolve around the meaning of the name Mosiah (“Yahweh is Deliverer” or “Yahweh is Savior”), emphasizing that the Lord (Hebrew yhwh) himself would act in his covenant role as môšîaʿ in delivering Mosiah’s sons, and sparing Ammon in particular. In two of the iterations of the oracle, Mosiah 28:7 and Alma 19:23, we find additional wordplay on the name Ammon (“faithful”) in terms of “many shall believe” (Hebrew yaʾămînû) in the first instance and ʾĕmûnâ (“faith,” “faithfulness”) in the latter. In Alma 19:23 the Lord also employs an additional wordplay on his own name, Yahweh (Jehovah), to emphasize his ability to bring to pass his promises to Mosiah regarding Ammon.

ID = [3460]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 36390  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Perry, L. Tom. “‘I Will Go and Do the Things Which the Lord Hath Commanded’” Ensign, January 1974.
ID = [42019]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1974-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9141  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:39
Talmage, James E. “‘I Will Go and Do the Things…’” Improvement Era 66, no. 12 (1963): 1060-1061.
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In response to his calling as a member of the First Presidency, Tanner quotes Nephi who said “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded” (1 Nephi 3:7).

Keywords: Faith, First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Testimony
ID = [76734]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,talmage  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
di Francesca, Vincenzo. “‘I Will Not Burn the Book!’” Ensign, January 1988.
ID = [48398]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11164  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:04
Rabe, Julie T. “I Will Read the Book of Mormon.” Friend 18 (January 1988): 28.
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A poster for children with a reading schedule for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79564]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Smith, C. Paul. I Will Send My Messenger: An Introduction to Mormonism. Dawsonville, GA: Communication Production Specialists, 1988.
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The Book of Mormon is “Another Testament of Jesus Christ” Presents a brief history regarding the publication of the work, and an overview of its contents.

ID = [77886]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Hanks, Marion D. “‘I, Johnny, Parent-to-be.’” Improvement Era 64, no. 2 (1961): 97, 113.
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This article discusses how, although being born of “goodly parents” (1 Nephi 1:1) is an ideal situation, not all children have this opportunity and privilege. However, everyone may become “goodly parents” to their own children in ways that the Book of Mormon teaches.

Keywords: Children, Family, Love, Parent, Parenthood
ID = [76843]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Smith, David Asael. “I, Nephi Make a Record.” Deseret News Church Section (23 December 1933): 3.
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Gives a brief history of the translation process of the Book of Mormon and cites cases of ancient peoples like the Nephites who also kept records.

ID = [79565]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1933-12-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Avant, Gerry. “Icelandic Members Have Testimonies, Faith in the Gospel.” Church News 50 (27 September 1980): 8-9.
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Missionary work in Iceland and Icelandic members are described, mentioning that they are anxious to receive the Icelandic translation of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79566]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1980-09-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
“Idaho Youths Grow Closer by Meeting Challenge to Read Book of Mormon.” Church News 57 (10 January 1987): 12.
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As an increasing number of youth were not reading the Book of Mormon, the leader of the congregation challenged them to read it. Forty youth completed the book.

ID = [79567]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-01-10  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Layton, Lynn C. “An ‘Ideal’ Book of Mormon Geography.” Improvement Era 41, no. 7 (1938): 394-395, 439.
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This article contains a map of the proposed geography of the Book of Mormon but does not super-impose this geography over a present-day map. The author makes an analysis of the geographical descriptions in the Book of Mormon text.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Book of Mormon Geography – Internal Geography
ID = [76943]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1938-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Tvedtness, John A. “Identification.” New Era 5 (May 1975): 50.
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A quiz to identify characters from the Book of Mormon and the Bible.

ID = [79568]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Aston, Warren P. “Identifying Our Best Candidate for Nephi’s Bountiful.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17 no. 1 (2008).
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Scholars have presented and defended different viewpoints concerning the Lehite journey and the location of Nephi’s Bountiful. Aston explains that some of these arguments contain factual errors, such as claims regarding fertility and timber for Nephi’s ship and a lack of accounting for all possibilities. Discrepancies in theories and differences in opinion do not lessen the worth of all that has been found in Arabia and the supported theories, but acknowledging the sometimes contrary data will aid the search for the best candidate for Nephi’s Bountiful.

ID = [3226]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 20323  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Ricks, Stephen D. “The Ideology of Kingship in Mosiah 1-6.” 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 Egypt; Ancient Near East; Covenant; Divine Kingship; King Benjamin; Nephite Kingship
ID = [66474]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Rappleye, Neal. “‘Idle and Slothful Strange Stories’: Book of Mormon Origins and the Historical Record.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 20 (2016): 21-37.
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Abstract: From the very beginning, Joseph’s story about the origins of the Book of Mormon seemed wild and unbelievable. Today, however, Joseph’s account enjoys a high degree of corroboration from (1) eyewitness accounts confirming Joseph’s possession of actual metal plates and other artifacts, with some even corroborating the involvement of an angel in providing access to the record; (2) eyewitness reports on the process of producing the text; and (3) evidence from the original manuscript. This evidence is reviewed here, and the implications it has for the Book of Mormon’s origin are considered. .

ID = [3745]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 43071  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Peterson, Daniel C. “‘Idle Tales’? The Witness of Women.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Emma Hale; Gold Plates; Lucy Mack; Mary; Mary Magdalene; Other Witnesses; Smith; Smith; Whitmer; Women in the Scriptures
ID = [32677]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference,peterson  Size: 64209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:37
Welch, John W. “‘If a Man…’ The Casuistic Law Form in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1987.
ID = [1534]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 13764  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Clark, David L. “‘If I Pray Not Amiss’” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 30 (2018): 63-76.
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Abstract: In 2
Nephi, it is suggested that the Lord answers prayers but that requests made in prayer should not violate some kind of standard that would make them “amiss.” This undefined standard most likely excludes many prayers requesting immunity from those conditions of mortality which all mortals accepted and embraced with great enthusiasm in the great Council in Heaven. However, except for limited latter-day explanations of that great conference, our eager acceptance of all details of the conditions of mortality did not carry over into mortal memory. Consequently, when we request exemption from those conditions joyfully endorsed in premortal time, perhaps many qualify for the “prayers amiss” category. Exceptions from mortal conditions are granted only for divine and sometimes incomprehensible purposes.

ID = [3607]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 30871  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Gorton, H. Clay. “If There Be Faults.” Latter-day Digest 2 (March 1993): 30-38.
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Moroni’s concern over scriptural faults or errors was due to the fact that the Book of Mormon plates were written in reformed Egyptian rather than modified Hebrew. Mistakes in the Book of Mormon were corrected using the corrective form of the appositive or followed by the corrective phrase. This appears 69 times in the Book of Mormon but only once in the Doctrine and Covenants and only once in the Bible.

ID = [79569]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Smith, Robert F. “‘If There Be Faults, They Be Faults of a Man’” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 8 (2014): 195-203.
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Review of John S. Dinger, ed., Significant Textual Changes in the Book of Mormon: The First Printed Edition Compared to the Manuscripts and to the Subsequent Major LDS English Printed Editions (Salt Lake City: Smith-Pettit Foundation/Signature Books, 2013); with foreword by Stan Larson; 418pp+ xxxvi; hardbound edition limited to 501 copies; ISBN 978-1-56085-233-9.

ID = [4325]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 15123  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘If Ye Believe on His Name’: Wordplay on the Name Samuel in Helaman 14:2, 12–13 and 3 Nephi 23:9 and the Doctrine of Christ in Samuel’s Speech.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 46 (2021): 49-76.
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Abstract: The Semitic/Hebrew name Samuel (šĕmûʾēl) most likely means “his name is El” — i.e., “his name [the name that he calls upon in worship] is El” — although it was also associated with “hearing” (šāmaʿ) God (e.g., 1 Samuel 3:9–11). In the ancient Near East, the parental hope for one thus named is that the son (and “his name”) would glorify El (a name later understood in ancient Israel to refer to God); or, like the biblical prophet Samuel, the child would hear El/God (“El is heard”). The name šĕmûʾēl thus constituted an appropriate symbol of the mission of the Son of God who “glorified the name of the Father” (Ether 12:8), was perfectly obedient to the Father in all things, and was the Prophet like Moses par excellence, whom Israel was to “hear” or “hearken” in all things (Deuteronomy 18:15; 1 Nephi 22:20; 3 Nephi 20:32). Jesus may have referred to this in a wordplay on the name Samuel when he said: “I commanded my servant Samuel, the Lamanite, that he should testify unto this people, that at the day that the Father should glorify his name in me that there were many saints who should arise from the dead” (3 Nephi 23:9). Samuel the Lamanite had particularly emphasized “believ[ing] on the name” of God’s Son in the second part of his speech (see Helaman 14:2, 12–13) in advance of the latter’s coming. Samuel thus seems to use a recurrent or thematic rhetorical wordplay on his own name as an entry point to calling the Nephites to repent and return to living the doctrine of Christ, which activates the blessings of the atonement of Jesus Christ. Mormon took great care to show that all of the signs and prophecies that Samuel gave the Nephites of Zarahemla were fulfilled at the time of Jesus’s birth, death, and resurrection as Jesus glorified the Father’s name in every particular, and found further fulfillment in some particulars during Mormon’s own life and times.

ID = [3383]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 63481  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘If Ye Will Hearken’: Lehi’s Rhetorical Wordplay on Ishmael in 2 Nephi 1:28–29 and Its Implications.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 25 (2017): 157-189.
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Abstract: Nephi’s preservation of the conditional “first blessing” that Lehi bestowed upon his elder sons (Laman, Lemuel, and Sam) and the sons of Ishmael, contains a dramatic wordplay on the name Ishmael in 2 Nephi 1:28–29. The name Ishmael — “May El hear [him],” “May El hearken,” or “El Has Hearkened” — derives from the Semitic (and later Hebrew) verb šāmaʿ (to “hear,” “hearken,” or “obey”). Lehi’s rhetorical wordplay juxtaposes the name Ishmael with a clustering of the verbs “obey” and “hearken,” both usually represented in Hebrew by the verb šāmaʿ. Lehi’s blessing is predicated on his sons’ and the sons of Ishmael’s “hearkening” to Nephi (“if ye will hearken”). Conversely, failure to “hearken” (“but if ye will not hearken”) would precipitate withdrawal of the “first blessing.” Accordingly, when Nephi was forced to flee from Laman, Lemuel, and the sons of Ishmael, Lehi’s “first blessing” was activated for Nephi and all those who “hearkened” to his spiritual leadership, including members of Ishmael’s family (2 Nephi 5:6), while it was withdrawn from Laman, Lemuel, the sons of Ishmael, and those who sympathized with them, “inasmuch as they [would] not hearken” unto Nephi (2 Nephi 5:20). Centuries later, when Ammon and his brothers convert many Lamanites to the truth, Mormon revisits Lehi’s conditional blessing and the issue of “hearkening” in terms of Ishmael and the receptivity of the Ishmaelites. Many Ishmaelite-Lamanites “hear” or “hearken” to Ammon et al., activating Lehi’s “first blessing,” while many others — including the ex-Nephite Amalekites/Amlicites — do not, thus activating (or reactivating) Lehi’s curse.

ID = [3692]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 63457  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Johnson, Janiece Lyn. “If You Build It, They Will Come: The Field of Book of Mormon Reception History.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 32 (2023): 51-73.
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“The field of Book of Mormon reception history is ready to be built. Though the label of ’reception history’ may be most known among literary scholars, the field of biblical reception history grew considerably in the second half of the twentieth century. Even though the academic label may not be familiar to all, building the foundation of Book of Mormon reception history has in turn already begun. It is a fruitful field ready to expand. To begin to understand the possibilities of the field, we must begin with definitions—defining first ’reception’ and then ’the history of reception.’ In this article, I will consider why this is important to the field of Book of Mormon studies, summarize what work has already been done, offer some potential correctives, and survey possibilities for the history of Book of Mormon reception.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Study; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon
ID = [81956]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Hafen, Jonathan O. “If You Want to Go Far, Go Together.” Commencement, Brigham Young University, August 16, 2018.
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May your positive memories of BYU stay with you throughout your life. May your BYU connections continue to be a strong influence in all that you do. May you know that you will always be welcome here on campus on this consecrated ground.

Keywords: Friendship; Success
ID = [70121]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-16  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Bagley, Pat. If You Were a Boy in the Time of the Nephites. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989.
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An imaginative children’s activity book designed for boys, suggesting possible Nephite culture from a modern American point of view.

ID = [77887]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Bagley, Pat. If You Were a Girl in the Time of the Nephites. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989.
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An entertaining children’s activity book geared to LDS girls, showing what life may have been like for their Nephite counterparts. Contains mazes, word games, and various puzzles.

ID = [77888]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Homer, Michael W. “Il Libro di Mormon: Anticipating Growth Beyond Italy’s Waldensian Valleys.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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In the year 1850, Elder Lorenzo Snow of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles arrived in Italy as a missionary. He and his companions spent much of their time with a Waldensian community. Elder Snow soon began sending missionaries to Switzerland to preach the gospel to French speakers there and began publishing church materials into French. The new materials caused a lot of opposition from Swiss Protestants and Italian Catholics. Elder Snow then went to England, where he solicited the help of an anonymous translator, and together they completed the translation of the Book of Mormon into Italian. Elder Snow returned to Italy soon after, bringing copies of Il Libro di Mormon with him, but he and the other missionaries did not find much success. Because of the influence of the Catholic Church on the government, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was not given much freedom in their preaching. Il Libro di Mormon similarly did not significantly help the missionary work. Almost all the Italian converts to the church were French-speaking Waldensians. Because of the lack of progress, the Italian mission was closed in 1867 and not reopened until a century later, in 1966.

ID = [3084]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 30206  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Iliad and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5 no. 1 (1996).
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The Iliad features some battle clothing, battle tactics, reasons for fighting, and smiting off arms of enemies similar to those in the Book of Mormon, thus strengthening the links to an Old World culture.

ID = [2927]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 6665  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
King, Seth J. “Illuminating a Darkened World.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35273]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 45751  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:32
Belnap, Daniel L., ed. Illuminating the Jaredite Records. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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This is a new volume from the Book of Mormon Academy at Brigham Young University. This volume explores the relationship between the Nephite and the Jaredite records culturally, politically, literarily, and theologically. The first approach is a cultural-historical lens, in which elements of Jaredite culture are discussed, including the impact of a Jaredite subculture on Nephite politics during the reign of the judges, and a Mesopotamia perspective as seership and divination, and the brother of Jared’s experience as a spiritual transition. The second grouping looks at the book of Ether through a narratological lens, all three papers exploring different aspects of Moroni’s construction of the book of Ether. The third grouping explores the book of Ether’s depiction of women, as it contains one of the most descriptive, yet ambivalent females in the Book of Mormon, both historically and in our contemporary era. Finally, the book of Ether is reviewed via a teaching lens. In Alma 37, Alma the Younger explained the teaching value of the Jaredite records. These last two studies examine ways in which the book of Ether in particular can be taught to a modern audience. ISBN 978-1-9443-9497-4

ID = [33178]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 10  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:38

Articles

Belnap, Daniel L. “‘They Are of Ancient Date’: Jaredite Traditions and the Politics of Gadianton’s Dissent.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34003]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Hull, Kerry. “Divination as Translation: The Function of Sacred Stones in Ancient Mesopotamia and the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34004]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Swift, Charles. “Upon Mount Shelem: The Liminal Experience of the Brother of Jared.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34005]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Easton-Flake, Amy. “Seeing Moroni and the Book of Ether through a Study of Narrative Time.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34006]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “Moroni’s Six Commentaries in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34007]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Ludlow, Jared W. “Power in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34008]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Spencer, Joseph M. “Jared’s Two Daughters.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34009]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Frederick, Nicholas J. “Whence the Daughter of Jared?: Text and Context.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34010]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Sharp, Ryan H. “Of Captivity and Kingdoms: Helping Students Find a Place in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34011]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Griffin, Tyler J. “The Jaredite Journey: A Symbolic Reflection of Our Own Journey along the Covenant Path.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34012]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Welch, John W. Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple and Sermon on the Mount. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Understanding the Sermon on the Mount (meaning both texts in their shared, collective meaning) as a temple text reveals that it has far more power and unity than a mere collection of miscellaneous sayings of Jesus. John W. Welch examines the teachings and commandments of the Sermon on the Mount in its Book of Mormon setting—at the Nephite temple, in connection with sacred ordinances of covenant making. This context opens new insights into the meaning and significance of the Sermon whereby readers never again see the Sermon the same.
Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple & Sermon on the Mount adapts and expands Welch’s earlier work to offer a thorough Latter-day Saint interpretation of the Savior’s greatest sermon, drawing on insights from Jesus’s Sermon at the Temple in 3 Nephi to shed light on his Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. This edition includes substantial additions based on insights gleaned throughout a decade of continuing research.

ID = [6997]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 483945  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 3: The Illusive Primitive Church.” In Since Cumorah: The Book of Mormon in the Modern World, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 7, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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A hundred years ago, the Book of Mormon was regarded by the scholarly world as an odd text that simply did not fit their understanding of the ancient world. Since that time, however, numerous ancient records have come to light, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi texts. These discoveries have forced scholars to change their views of history, and they place the Book of Mormon in a new light as well. That is why respected Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley wrote Since Cumorah, a brilliant literary, theological, and historical evaluation of the Book of Mormon as an ancient book.

ID = [2067]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
“Illustrated Edition of Book of Mormon Published by Deseret Book.” Church News 32 (15 September 1962): 13-14.
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Report on Deseret Book’s illustrated edition of the Book of Mormon, with a brief review of the book’s publishing history. New edition includes Arnold Friberg paintings and other pictures of archaeological findings related to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79570]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1962-09-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Larson, Clinton F., Stuart Heimdal, and Paul R. Cheesman. Illustrated Stories from the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Promised Land Publications, 1967.
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This is a sixteen-volume work for young readers. Major events are narrated and illustrated.

ID = [77889]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Rasmussen, Della Mae. The Illustrated Story of President Joseph Smith. With B. Keith Christensen, illustrator. Provo, UT: Eagle Systems, 1982.
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Gives an historical account of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon with color illustrations for children. B. Keith Christensen, illustrator

ID = [78521]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Seely, David Rolph. “The Image of the Hand of God in the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 140-150. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The image of the hand of God in both the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon stands for the Lord’s power to intervene in the affairs of men and the events of history. Comparison between the ways this image is used in the two scriptures supports what the Book of Mormon claims about its own origin.

Keywords: Deliverance; Imagery; Judgment; Mercy; Trial
ID = [75629]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,old-test  Size: 20694  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Sorenson, John L. Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica
ID = [75425]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Christenson, Allen J. “Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life.” BYU Studies 37, no. 4 (1998): 189.
ID = [11861]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 9995  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:24
Murphy, Thomas W. “Imagining Lamanites: Native Americans and the Book of Mormon.” PhD diss., Seattle: University of Washington, 2003.
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Raises questions, based on DNA, about the Book of Mormon and ancestry of American Indians.

Keywords: Native Americans, Mormon views of; Genetics
ID = [81567]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Imitation Gospels and Christ’s Book of Mormon Ministry.” In Apocryphal Writings and the Latter-day Saints, ed. C. Wilfred Griggs, 53–107. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1986.
ID = [37006]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 119753  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:45
Hart, John L. “Impact of Book Is Dynamic, Lasting.” Church News 58 (31 December 1988): 6-7.
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Although the Book of Mormon had a humble beginning, there have now been printed over 35 million copies in 80 languages. President Benson’s admonition to read the Book of Mormon over and over has increased people’s testimonies.

ID = [79571]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Hilton, Matthew M. F., and Neil J. Flinders. “The Impact of Shifting Cultural Assumptions on the Military Policies Directing Armed Conflict Reported in the Book of Alma.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 237-265. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Lamanite Culture; Nephite Government; Politics; Warfare
ID = [82138]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Impact of the First Preaching in Ohio.” Brigham Young University Studies 11, no. 4 (1971): 474-496.
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Specific plans to preach the restored gospel in the west matured during the second conference after Church organization, held late September, 1830. The missionary theme was prominent during the three-day duration of this conference. The official minutes summarize what was probably the first missionary farewell in LDS history: “Singing and prayer in behalf of Brother Oliver Cowdery and Peter Whitmer, Jr., who were previously appointed to go to the Lamanites.” The Ohio labors of Oliver Cowdery, Parley P. Pratt, and their companions doubled the membership of the Church and created a solid nucleus for rapid growth and a secure, if temporary, gathering location. One must assess the impact of these four men in four weeks with a certain awe.

Keywords: Cowdery; Early Church History; Mission to the Lamanites; Missionary Work; Oliver; Parley P.; Pratt; Rigdon; Sidney
ID = [9606]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1971-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 744  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:08
Smoot, Stephen O. “The Imperative for a Historical Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 20, 2013.
ID = [4811]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-10-20  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 64824  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:59
Wunderli, Earl M. An Imperfect Book: What the Book of Mormon Tells Us about Itself. Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 2013.
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A major theme in the Book of Mormon is the depiction of Native Americans as descendants of ancient Hebrews. Other prominent ideas are the restoration of pure Christianity to an apostate world, the visit of Jesus to the western hemisphere, and recurring cycles of ruin and renewal. All of this raises the question: “Is all of this true?” Wunderli has made an avocation of examining this and related questions by digging deeply into the Book of Mormon and surveying the large body of research generated by scholars of various disciplines. He succinctly summarizes his own findings and this mass of often conflicting information, then adds his own trenchant analysis to the mix. Fascinating reading due to how Wunderli has structured the book as his own personal quest for answers, An Imperfect Book is an accessible but thorough overview of major controversies involving authorship, use of idiom, anachronisms, contrived names, borrowed passages, and prophecies made and fulfilled within the book’s own narrative frame. Wunderli includes a discussion of dozens of curiosities such as the relative absense of polygamists in a culture where one would expect it and sons named after their fathers (Alma junior), which one would not expect among ancient Israelites. Wunderli has examined the arguments and reduced the data to a collection of informative observations and reasoned arguments in an altogether readable work.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon, historicity; Book of Mormon, authorship
ID = [81539]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Carmack, Stanford A. “The Implications of Past-Tense Syntax in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 14 (2015): 119-186.
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Abstract: In the middle of the 16th century there was a short-lived surge in the use of the auxiliary did to express the affirmative past tense in English, as in Moroni «did arrive» with his army to the land of Bountiful (Alma 52:18). The 1829 Book of Mormon contains nearly 2,000 instances of this particular syntax, using it 27% of the time in past-tense contexts. The 1611 King James Bible — which borrowed heavily from Tyndale’s biblical translations of the 1520s and ’30s — employs this syntax less than 2% of the time. While the Book of Mormon’s rate is significantly higher than the Bible’s, it is close to what is found in other English-language texts written mainly in the mid- to late 1500s. And the usage died out in the 1700s. So the Book of Mormon is unique for its time — this is especially apparent when features of adjacency, inversion, and intervening adverbial use are considered. Textual evidence and syntactic analysis argue strongly against both 19th-century composition and an imitative effort based on King James English. Book of Mormon past-tense syntax could have been achieved only by following the use of largely inaccessible 16th-century writings. But mimicry of lost syntax is difficult if not impossible, and so later writers who consciously sought to imitate biblical style failed to match its did-usage at a deep, systematic level. This includes Ethan Smith who in 1823 wrote View of the Hebrews, a text very different from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon in this respect. The same may be said about Hunt’s The Late War and Snowden’s The American Revolution.
Editor’s note: Because of the complex typesetting of this article, it has not been reproduced on this webpage. The reader is referred to the PDF version to view the article.

ID = [4258]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 1778  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
Gee, John. “The Implications of Some Standard Assumptions of New Testament Scholars: Responding to a Modern Anti-Christ.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 46 (2021): 15-32.
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Review of Raphael Lataster, Questioning the Historicity of Jesus: Why a Philosophical Analysis Elucidates the Historical Discourse (Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 2019). 508 pages. Hardback, $210.
Abstract: In a recent book, Raphael Lataster correctly argues that the acceptance of the general premises of New Testament scholarship, exemplified in the writings of Bart Ehrman, brings into question whether Jesus ever existed. Latter-day Saints who are serious about their witness of Jesus Christ need to be aware that acceptance of these presuppositions undermines their witness of the reality of Jesus Christ and his atonement and makes their faith vain. Why Should We Bother?.

ID = [3381]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 40313  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Derry, George. “Importance and Necessity of Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 47 (4 July 1900): 435-37.
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Quotes relevant passages from the Doctrine and Covenants showing the importance of the Book of Mormon. Ends with a charge to study the Book of Mormon, and a testimony of its truthfulness.

ID = [79572]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-07-04  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Treat, Raymond C. “The Importance of Covenant in the Restoration of the House of Israel.” Zarahemla Record 50 (August 1990): 3-4.
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The Book of Mormon begins and ends with the concept of covenant. It is found in the opening and closing verses. This article encourages Book of Mormon readers to study the covenants found in the Book of Mormon in order to gain understanding and to be “used by God to assist” in his work.

ID = [80490]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Jamison, George M. “Importance of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 65 (6 November 1918): 1082-83.
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The whole earth should hear the important message of the Book of Mormon. In it God warns of future events, reveals eternal truths, and promises lasting benefits to those who comply with its precepts. Its principal concepts are faith, repentance, baptism by immersion, and remission of sins through the Holy Ghost.

ID = [79573]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-11-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Woodruff, Wilford. “Importance of the Work of God—‘The Kingdom of God or Nothing’—Apparent Insignificance of the Church at First—Its Growth—Ancient Men of God—Personal Reminiscence—What is Required of the Saints—How Joseph Smith’s Prayers Were Answered.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 24. 1884, 50–56.
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Discourse by President Wilford Woodruff, delivered at Nephi, Saturday Afternoon, January 27, 1883. Reported By: Geo. F. Gibbs.

ID = [29536]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1883-01-27  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,woodruff  Size: 19328  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:42
Hamblin, William J. “The Importance of Warfare in Book of Mormon Studies.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 481-499. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Ancient Near East; Economics; Warfare
ID = [82148]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hamblin, William J. “The Importance of Warfare in Book of Mormon Studies.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 523-543. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Scholarship; Warfare
ID = [75481]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
McAllister, Duncan M. “Important Appeal to Native Hawaiians and Other Polynesians.” Improvement Era 24, no. 8 (June 1921): 703-12.
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Discusses a number of facts and theories that indicate that the Polynesians are descendants of the American aborigines and that the ancestors of the native Americans were Israelites.

ID = [81266]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1921-06-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Smith, Gerald E. “Improvisation and Extemporaneous Change in the Book of Mormon (Part 1: Evidence of an Imperfect, Authentic, Ancient Work of Scripture).” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 23 (2017): 1-44.
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Abstract: Joseph Smith made various refining changes to the Book of Mormon text, most of them minor and grammatical in nature. However, one type of textual change has been virtually unstudied in Book of Mormon scholarship: extemporaneous change that was present the moment Smith dictated the original text to his scribes. This type of change appears to have been improvisational, a fix or repair made in the middle of a thought or expression. I study these improvisations in depth — where they might appear historically, their purpose, and their authorship — in two articles. The evidence points to ancient authors and editor-engravers whose extemporaneous changes appeared during the early layers of the Book of Mormon’s construction. In this paper, Article One, we study the improvisations found in the quoted ancient texts of ancient prophets, then in the embedded texts of authors who improvise, and finally in the improvisational narratives of the major editor-engravers — Mormon, Nephi, and Moroni. The findings tell us much about the Book of Mormon as scripture, and about the construction and compilation of scripture by ancient editors and authors.

ID = [3707]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64877  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Smith, Gerald E. “Improvisation and Extemporaneous Change in the Book of Mormon (Part 2: Structural Evidences of Earlier Ancient versus Later Modern Constructions).” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 23 (2017): 53-90.
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Abstract: Joseph Smith made various refining changes to the Book of Mormon text, most of them minor grammatical in nature. However, one type of textual change has been virtually unstudied in Book of Mormon scholarship: extemporaneous change that was present the moment Smith dictated the original text to his scribes. This type of change appears to have been improvisational, a fix or repair made in the middle of a thought or expression. I study these improvisations in depth — when they appeared historically, their purpose, and their authorship. The evidence of Article One points to ancient authors and editor-engravers whose extemporaneous changes appeared during the early layers of the Book of Mormon’s construction. But how were these improvisations affected by later contributors? In this paper, Part 2, we study the improvisational work of Moroni as compiler, finishing-editor, and conservator, and of Joseph Smith as modern translator. The findings tell us much about the Book of Mormon as scripture, and about the construction and compilation of scripture by ancient editors and authors.

ID = [3709]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64854  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Spackman, Beth T. “In 3 Nephi 19, we read that some Nephites prayed to Jesus. Is it proper to pray to him?” Ensign, June 1988.
ID = [48624]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2795  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:06
Butterfield, Rex. “In Gratitude for the Omniscience of God.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, July 16, 2013.
ID = [72651]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2013-07-16  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Minert, Roger P. In Harm’s Way: East German Latter-day Saints in World War II. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
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Winner of the Geraldine McBride Woodward Award for Best Publication in International Mormon History (Mormon History Association). Today we are mostly unfamiliar with the conditions the German Saints faced during World War II. They did not have ready access to the many conveniences American Saints took for granted—including their local Church leaders, clean places to meet, cars, and temples. In fact, German Saints could only experience the temple by crossing the Atlantic Ocean and most of the North American continent. Germany was one of the war fronts where homes were destroyed and friends and families were killed. Unlike American soldiers returning to their homes, nearly half of the German Saints had no home to which to return. In Harm’s Way contains compelling accounts of thousands of members of the Church in East Germany who found themselves in a precarious situation during World War II. They were compelled to live under the tyranny of Nazi Germany and participate in offensive and defensive military actions. The story of how they lived and died under those conditions has never before been told. This volume brings together the accounts of hundreds of Church members who survived the war—preserved in hundreds of personal interviews, journals, letters, and photographs. Their stories of joy and suffering are presented in this book against the background of the rise and collapse of the Third Reich. Readers will be amazed at the faith and dedication demonstrated by these Saints, young and old, military and civilian. A photo of a soldier with a swastika on his uniform evokes strong emotions. Reading this book opens our eyes to the possibility that the soldier may be caught in the turmoil of a political landscape, between duty to God and loyalty to country. Perhaps he is a priest in the Aaronic Priesthood or a branch president, a father of six or a former missionary. ISBN 978-0-8425-2746-0

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Chapters

Minert, Roger P. “Acknowledgments.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35445]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 5309  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Introduction.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35446]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 45185  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Memorial Book.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35447]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 6005  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Major Events in World War II.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35448]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 11065  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “The East German Mission.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35449]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 45575  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Berlin District, East German Mission.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35450]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 6356  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Berlin Center Branch, Berlin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35451]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 18006  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Berlin Moabit Branch, Berlin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35452]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 44839  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Berlin Neukölln Branch, Berlin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35453]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 41299  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Berlin Schöneberg Branch, Berlin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35454]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 19407  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Brandenburg-Potsdam Branch, Berlin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35455]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 2638  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Eberswalde Branch, Berlin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35456]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 12814  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Leest Group, Berlin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35457]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 7087  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Rathenow Branch, Berlin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35458]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 8751  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Berlin Spandau Branch, Berlin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35459]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28585  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Breslau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35460]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 9143  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Breslau Center Branch, Breslau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35461]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 12713  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Breslau South Branch, Breslau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35462]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 51628  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Breslau West Branch, Breslau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35463]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 19324  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Liegnitz Branch, Breslau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35464]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 7528  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Schlegel Branch, Breslau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35465]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1174  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Schweidnitz Branch, Breslau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35466]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 21699  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Waldenburg Group, Breslau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35467]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1385  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Chemnitz District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35468]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 9816  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Annaberg-Buchholz Branch, Chemnitz District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35469]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28858  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Chemnitz Center Branch, Chemnitz District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35470]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 64834  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Chemnitz Schloss Branch, Chemnitz District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35471]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 18802  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Döbeln Branch, Chemnitz District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35472]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 6638  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Hohenstein Branch, Chemnitz District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35473]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 18602  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Mittweida Branch, Chemnitz District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35474]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 8257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Danzing District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35475]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 5187  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Danzig Branch, Danzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35476]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 41411  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Elbing Branch, Danzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35477]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 12740  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Wobesde Branch, Danzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35478]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 14545  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Dresden District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35479]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 5444  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Bautzen Branch, Dresden District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35480]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 6006  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Bischofswerda Branch, Dresden District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35481]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 5512  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Dresden Altstadt Branch.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35482]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 39053  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Dresden Neustadt Branch, Dresden District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35483]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28561  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Freiberg Branch, Dresden District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35484]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 27141  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Görlitz Branch, Dresden District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35485]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 27263  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Nössige Branch, Dresden District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35486]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17005  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Hindenburg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35487]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 3314  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Deutsch Rasselwitz Group, Hindenburg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35488]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 2218  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Gleiwitz Branch, Hindenburg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35489]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 4484  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Hindenburg Branch, Hindenburg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35490]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 4662  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Ratibor Branch, Hindenburg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35491]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1419  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Königsberg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35492]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 6691  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Insterburg Branch, Königsberg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35493]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17168  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Königsberg Branch, Königsberg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35494]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 48709  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Memel Branch, Königsberg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35495]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1960  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Pillau Branch, Königsberg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35496]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 2041  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Selbongen Branch, Königsberg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35497]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 35987  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Tilsit Branch, Königsberg District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35498]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 41622  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Leipzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35499]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 3308  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Aschersleben Branch, Leipzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35500]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 6927  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Dessau Branch, Leipzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35501]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 7615  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Halberstadt Group, Leipzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35502]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 7354  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Halle Branch, Leipzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35503]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1957  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Leipzig Center Branch, Leipzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35504]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 14610  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Leipzig West Branch, Leipzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35505]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 3324  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Magdeburg Branch, Leipzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35506]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 2536  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Naumburg Branch, Leipzig District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35507]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 3616  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Rostock District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35508]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 2846  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Barth-Stralsund Branch, Rostock District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35509]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 5200  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Demmin Branch, Rostock District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35510]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 8417  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Neubrandenburg Branch, Rostock District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35511]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 40219  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Rostock Branch, Rostock District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35512]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 10460  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Minert, Roger P. “Wolgast Group, Rostock District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35513]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 7028  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Schneidemühl District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35514]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 6450  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Driesen Branch, Schneidemühl District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35515]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 13420  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Flatow Branch, Schneidemühl District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35516]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1346  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Kreuz Branch, Schneidemühl District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35517]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 13154  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Landsberg Branch, Schneidemühl District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35518]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17940  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Schneidemühl Branch, Schneidemühl District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35519]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 42137  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Schönlanke Branch, Schneidemühl District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35520]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 12109  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Spreewald District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35521]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 6870  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Cottbus Branch, Spreewald District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35522]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 16798  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Forst Branch, Spreewald District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35523]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 31414  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Frankfurt-Oder Branch, Spreewald District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35524]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 14977  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Guben Branch, Spreewald District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35525]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 15939  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Stettin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35526]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 6133  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Kolberg Branch, Stettin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35527]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 7189  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Prenzlau Branch, Stettin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35528]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 2168  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Stargard Branch, Stettin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35529]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17430  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Stettin Branch, Stettin District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35530]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 62959  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Zwickau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35531]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 4216  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Auerbach Branch, Zwickau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35532]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1451  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Beutha Group, Zwickau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35533]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 5491  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Meerane Branch, Zwickau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35534]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 4744  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Planitz Branch, Zwickau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35535]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 10009  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Plauen Branch, Zwickau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35536]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 14871  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Schwarzenberg Branch, Zwickau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35537]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1264  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Werdau Branch, Zwickau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35538]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 12369  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Wilkau-Hasslau Branch, Zwickau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35539]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 11220  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Zwickau Branch, Zwickau District.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35540]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 33609  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Conclusion.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35541]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 46544  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Minert, Roger P. “Glossary.” In In Harm’s Way. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
ID = [35542]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 7234  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:34
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘In Him All Things Hold Together’” Devotional, Brigham Young University, March 31, 1991.
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Oh, how we adore Jesus for his atonement! For his free gift of immortality to all!

Keywords: Atonement; Easter; Jesus Christ; Resurrection; Righteousness; Collection: Jesus Christ; Our Savior and Redeemer; Podcast: Come; Follow Me; Podcast: Jesus Christ; Our Savior and Redeemer
ID = [68912]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1991-03-31  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:56
Larsen, Val. “In His Footsteps: Ammon₁ and Ammon₂.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 3 (2013): 85-113.
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Abstract: Mormon is a historian with a literary sensibility and considerable literary skill. Though his core message is readily apparent to any competent reader, his history nevertheless rewards close reading. Its great scope means that much that is said must be said by implication. And its witness of Christ is sometimes expressed through subtle narrative parallels or through historical allegory. This article focuses on parallel narratives that feature Ammon1 and Ammon2, with special attention to the allegorical account of Ammon2 at the waters of Sebus. To fully comprehend the power of the testimony of Christ that Mormon communicates in his Ammon narratives, readers must glean from textual details an understanding of the social and political context in which the narratives unfold. ((Peter Eubanks, Brant Gardner, Grant Hardy, and two reviewers at Interpreter read and helpfully commented on an a previous draft of this article.)).

ID = [4371]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 58023  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:57
Benson, Ezra Taft. “In His Steps.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1966.
ID = [27772]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1966-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 15907  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:30
Benson, Ezra Taft. “In His Steps.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, March 4, 1979.
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We follow a perfect leader—not just one who tells us to do what he thinks we should do, but the only one who can say that we should be as He is in everything. In the Book of Mormon, the Lord asked the question, “What manner of men ought ye to be?” And then He answered by saying, “Verily I say unto you, even as I am.”

Keywords: Jesus Christ; Self-Improvement; Podcast: Classic Speeches; Podcast: Come; Follow Me
ID = [68558]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1979-03-04  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:53
Benson, Ezra Taft. “In His Steps.” Ensign, September 1988.
ID = [48716]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 15067  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:07
Andersen, Kai A. “In how many languages has the Book of Mormon been published, and how can I get a copy in a foreign language?” Ensign, August 1996.
ID = [52563]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1996-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3934  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:09
Ensign. “In Luke 16:18 and 3 Nephi 12:32, we read that both the man who ‘putteth away’ his wife and the man who marries ‘her who is divorced’ commit adultery. What is the meaning of these scriptures?” Ensign January 1993.
ID = [50849]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6217  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:54
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “In Memoriam, Franklin S. Harris Jr.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Recent genetic studies indicate that Polynesians were connected to ancient America. Careful reading of native sources led European scholar Michel Graulich to conclude that pre-Columbian Americans held beliefs that may arise out of the Christian tradition. Whether he or those he opposes are correct, the caution to allow more than one interpretative stance remains appropriate. Interpretations of scriptural history are possibly “contingent upon the theoretical inclinations” of the investigators. The historical process of the Anufo people of the Ivory Coast territory suggests how “robbers” or “secret societies” could have grown to be players on the sociopolitical scene in Mesoamerica.

ID = [3034]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1024  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Sorenson, John L. “In Memoriam, John L. Hilton.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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In memory of John L. Hilton and his contribution to Book of Mormon word-print studies.

ID = [3035]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 1002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Soares, Ulisses. “In Partnership with the Lord.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2022.
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Elder Soares teaches that as women and men work together in true and equal marriage partnerships, they will enjoy the unity taught by the Savior. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ proclaims the principle of full partnership between woman and man, both in mortal life and in the eternities.

ID = [23476]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2022-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 9530  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:14
Wright, David P. “’In Plain Terms that We May Understand’: Joseph Smith’s Transformation of Hebrews in Alma 12-13.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 165-229. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“The most notable literary products of Joseph Smith’s relatively short life were his ancient scriptures: the Book of Mormon, his revision of the Bible (JSR; portions of which are in the Pearl of Great Price), and the Book of Abraham.1 These were put forward as records of ancient peoples, restoring or revealing ideas, histories, covenants, and ordinances lost to humanity or “hidden up” to come forth in the last days. Mormon tradition at the beginning accepted these works as ancient, and today great reservation is shown in traditional circles to suggestions otherwise. Nevertheless, some studies in recent years have been making it clearer that these works are not ancient but recent compositions set pseudonymously or pseudepigraphically in the past.2 In [p.166] my view these studies are on the right track, and in what follows I would like to add to the evidence for this view. Specifically I will show that Alma chapters 12-13, traditionally dated to about 82 B.C., depend in part on the New Testament epistle to the Hebrews, dated by critical scholars to the last third of the first century C.E. The dependence of Alma 12-13 on Hebrews thus constitutes an anachronism and indicates that the chapters are a composition of Joseph Smith.” [From Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Bible and; Priesthood, Melchizedek; Bible, Joseph Smith’s translation; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon, textual development; Smith, Joseph, Jr., Bible and
ID = [82123]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Honore, Pierre. In Quest of the White God. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1963.
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Outlines numerous native American myths associated with the visit of a “white God” and his impact on societies of the New World.

ID = [77890]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Hales, Robert D. “In Remembrance of Jesus.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1997.
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Jesus is the great Mediator. Through omnipotent and omniscient, all-powerful and all-knowing, He is our friend.

ID = [18229]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1997-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 4060  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:16
Palmer, David A. In Search of Cumorah: New Evidences for the Book of Mormon from Ancient Mexico. Bountiful, UT: Horizon Publishers, 1981.
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Presents evidence regarding various geographical and archaeological aspects of the Book of Mormon. Points out similarities between the culture and history of the Jaredites, Mulekites, Nephites, and the Mesoamericans. Believes that Cerro Vigia was Mormon’s Hill Cumorah. This work is reviewed in R.008, and in T.336. [C. W.]

ID = [77891]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Hilton, Lynn M., and Hope A. Hilton. In Search of Lehi’s Trail. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976.
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An endeavor to discover Lehi’s trail in the Middle East. The authors attempt to identify such places as the Frankincense Trail, Lehi’s route from Jerusalem, the Valley of Lemuel, the place of the broken bow, and the land Bountiful.

ID = [77892]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Hilton, Lynn M. “In Search of Lehi’s Trail—30 Years Later.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 2 (2006): 4-7, 110.
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Thirty years after publishing In Search of Lehi’s Trail, Lynn M. Hilton looks back at the progress of research on the journey of Lehi and his family from Jerusalem to Bountiful. Hilton starts by briefly reviewing the known aspects of the party’s travel, such as the location of Jerusalem and their initial “south-southeast direction.” Following their trail, he gives an overview of the discoveries that have helped identify and describe potential sites for several key locales mentioned in Nephi’s narrative of the journey: the Valley of Lemuel, Nahom, and Bountiful. In the past thirty years, many important discoveries have expanded our understanding of the real-life setting of Lehi’s travel through the Arabian Peninsula.

Keywords: Arabia; Bountiful; Lehi (Prophet); Lehi’s Trail; Nahom; Shazer; Valley of Lemuel
ID = [3188]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 18984  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Hilton, Lynn M., and Hope A. Hilton. “In Search of Lehi’s Trail—Part 1: The Preparation.” Ensign, September 1976.
ID = [43341]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 64149  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:52
Hilton, Lynn M., and Hope A. Hilton. “In Search of Lehi’s Trail—Part 2: The Journey.” Ensign, October 1976.
ID = [43365]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 96796  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:52
Aston, Warren P. “In Search Of Mormon’s Hill.” In BMAF-BMC Book of Mormon Conference. Provo, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2017.
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LDS explorer and researcher, Warren Aston, details some of his expeditions into Central America.

Keywords: Ancient America, Archaeology, Cumorah, Hill Cumorah, Mesoamerica
ID = [76676]  Status = Type = conference paper  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Aston, Warren P. “In Search Of Mormon’s Hill.” In BMAF-BMC Book of Mormon Conference. Provo, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2017, March 18, 2017.
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LDS explorer and researcher, Warren Aston, details some of his expeditions into Central America.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Cumorah; Hill Cumorah; Mesoamerica
ID = [66567]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2017-03-18  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Pollock, Gordon D. In Search of Security: The Mormons and the Kingdom of God on Earth, 1830-1844. New York and London: Garland, 1989.
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Analyzes the journals of Mormon converts who wrote during the early years of the Church, both those who remained faithful and those who apostatized. The author concludes that those who converted to the Church had suffered reversals and conflicts that were answered by the Book of Mormon. Even to those who rejected it, the Book of Mormon seemed to give clarification to and fulfillment of the Bible.

ID = [77893]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Forsberg, Clyde R., Jr. “In Search of the Historical Nephi: The ‘Book of Mormon,’ ‘Evangelicalisms’ and Antebellum American Popular Culture, c. 1830.” PhD diss., Kingston, ON: Queen’s University at Kingston, 1994.
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“In this study, it is argued that the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s first testament to the world and Mormonism’s keystone scripture, consistently contradicted the Northern Evangelical platform--plank by plank. It is argued that the Book of Mormon was a religious fiction. Religious or moralistic fiction was a genre many Evangelicals objected to on the grounds that it was basically dishonest and thus not a suitable medium for moral uplift. It is clear that early Mormons were influenced by such thinking, for they assumed that the Book of Mormon was an historical document. They had to do so, in effect, to read it in good conscience. Hence, Mormonism began as a result of a literary constructive misunderstanding of sorts. The definition of Evangelicalism used in this study is only applicable to the Evangelicalisms and Revivalisms of the northern United States around 1830. A number of scholars seem to agree that most northern Evangelicals were Whigs, that they abhorred slavery and were proponents of racial equality (in principle), that Revivalism advanced the cause of women’s rights and thus loathed universalism and other male-dominated societies (especially Freemasonry), and that most Evangelicals and Revivalists were postmillennialists. Whereas the Book of Mormon was critical of Jacksonian America, it was, in fact, a defense of the Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Republican (or Democratic) ideal. Most Evangelicals were Whigs and thus enemies of Jacksonianism. The Book of Mormon propounded a highly racist theory for the origin of non-whites, red and black, which militated against racial equality and justified slavery. A dark skin was not said to be the consequence of mere environmental factors, as Evangelical missionaries to the Indians and other philanthropists argued, but the result of a curse from God. It is argued that the Book of Mormon was a defense of the beleaguered patriarchal institution of Freemasonry, but a primitive or “apostolic” type. Indeed, the Book of Mormon defended the rights of males and all things male, castigating the evangelical woman and womanhood (not motherhood per se) in the process. Not unlike Universalist teaching, it defined Hell as a state of mind rather than a place of literal fire and brimstone, and spoke favourably of a universal resurrection, the salvation of all children who died without baptism and, most important, of purgatory. The Book of Mormon also propounded a proto-dispensationalist eschatology at odds with the Postmillennialism of the Edwardsians and the Revivalists and the Premillenialism of conservative divines. The Book of Mormon, it is argued, was a “comprehensive primitivist vision” that was “fully Northern” in the broad cultural sense. This neither wholly supports nor wholly rejects the argument that Mormons were outsiders and thus America’s insiders. As pugnacious and opportunistic it was idealistic, it was a remarkable product of popular consciousness because it had something important to say “in favor of” popular America and “against” the Evangelical “righteous empire.” (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Keywords: Origins, American setting; Evangelical America; Book of Mormon, American setting
ID = [81552]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Peterson, H. Donl. “In the Book of Mormon, the word Lord generally refers to Christ, but there are other times when it seems to refer to God the Father. How can one distinguish the meaning in a particular case?” Ensign, October 1978.
ID = [44240]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6205  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:00
Boyce, Duane. “‘In the Cause … of their God’: Clarifying Some Issues Regarding the Book of Mormon and a Gospel View of War.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 56 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 56 (2023): 125-170.
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Abstract: A recent effort to think about war concludes that the Book of Mormon displays two righteous approaches to conflict: a violent approach that is justified and therefore “blessed;” and a nonviolent approach that is higher than this and therefore “more blessed” (an approach that is also said to be effective in ending conflict). This effort, however, turns out to be unsuccessful for multiple reasons. Attending to these reasons can be valuable, since doing so can help clarify several important issues about the Book of Mormon and a gospel view of war.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; just-war ethics; nonviolent theology; war
ID = [81222]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 122754  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Aston, Warren P., and Michaela J. Aston. In the Footsteps of Lehi: New Evidence for Lehi’s Journey Across Arabia to Bountiful. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.
ID = [66563]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Hanson, Paul M. In the Land of the Feathered Serpent. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1949.
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Argues that Quetzalcoatl, a major deity of pre-Columbian Mexico and Central America, may have been Christ. Presents a pictorial tour of archaeological sites—including the Toltec ruins at Tlaxcala, the ruins at Mitla, and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl at Tula, in which this deity, also known as the Feathered Serpent, is represented.

ID = [77894]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1949-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Lundgren, Alice. “‘In the Learning of the Jews’: A Testimony.” Zarahemla Record 27-28 (Winter, Spring 1985): 14-15.
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Refers to mourning rituals enacted by Jews upon the death of a loved one and demonstrates how the rituals apply directly to the pattern given in Alma 30:2, where fasting, mourning, and prayer are mentioned.

ID = [78825]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Colton, Kent W. “In the Line of Service.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, April 9, 2002.
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“But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.” [Moroni 7:47]

Keywords: Service
ID = [69317]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2002-04-09  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:00
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘In the Mount of the Lord It Shall Be Seen’ and ‘Provided’: Theophany and Sacrifice as the Etiological Foundation of the Temple in Israelite and Latter-day Saint Tradition.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 5 (2013): 201-223.
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Abstract: For ancient Israelites, the temple was a place where sacrifice and theophany (i.e., seeing God or other heavenly beings) converged. The account of Abraham’s “arrested” sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22) and the account of the arrested slaughter of Jerusalem following David’s unauthorized census of Israel (2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21) served as etiological narratives—explanations of “cause” or “origin”—for the location of the Jerusalem temple and its sacrifices. Wordplay on the verb rāʾâ (to “see”) in these narratives creates an etiological link between the place-names “Jehovah-jireh,” “Moriah” and the threshing floor of Araunah/Ornan, pointing to the future location of the Jerusalem temple as the place of theophany and sacrifice par excellence. Isaac’s arrested sacrifice and the vicarious animal sacrifices of the temple anticipated Jesus’s later “un-arrested” sacrifice since, as Jesus himself stated, “Abraham rejoiced to see my day” (John 8:56). Sacrifice itself was a kind of theophany in which one’s own redemption could be “seen” and the scriptures of the Restoration confirm that Abraham and many others, even “a great many thousand years before” the coming of Christ, “saw” Jesus’s sacrifice and “rejoiced.” Additionally, theophany and sacrifice converge in the canonized revelations regarding the building of the latter-day temple. These temple revelations begin with a promise of theophany, and mandate sacrifice from the Latter-day Saints. In essence, the temple itself was, and is, Christ’s atonement having its intended effect on humanity. .

ID = [4354]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,moses,old-test  Size: 56711  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
Cowan, Richard O. “In the Mouth of Two or Three Witnesses.” Instructor 99 (August 1964): 328-29.
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The Book of Mormon is a witness of Christ. In accordance with the ancient biblical law of witnesses, the Book of Mormon complements the Old and New Testaments with its teachings and truths.

ID = [79574]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1964-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
“In the Mouths of Witnesses.” Church News 34 (5 September 1964): 16.
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The Lord has always used witnesses in the establishment of his word. In the latter days he raised Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, and Sidney Rigdon to testify of him. In addition to these witnesses he sent the Book of Mormon to testify of him.

ID = [79575]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1964-09-05  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Dickens, Charles. “In the Name of the Prophet Smith.” Household Words: A Weekly Journal 69 (19 July 1851): 385-89.
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The writer finds Mormon claims to revelation and visions “in the age of railways” somewhat absurd. He notes the similarity in language between the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament and appears to accept the Spaulding theory of its origin.

ID = [79576]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1851-07-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Cannon, Donald Q. “In the Press: Early Newspaper Reports on the Initial Publication of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 2 (2007): 4-15, 92-93.
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Cannon’s examination of news articles and stories concerning the publication of the Book of Mormon helps provide a greater understanding of its initial reception. Most news coverage first appeared in Palmyra and the surrounding areas, but articles on the Book of Mormon appeared as far west as Missouri and Arkansas and from Maine to Georgia. Even with this seemingly wide range of coverage, the overall quantity of news articles on the topic reveals how few people knew about the book and the early LDS Church as a whole. Although the majority of the news articles concerning the Book of Mormon were negative, some assumed a neutral stance and a relatively small number were positive about the book and its publication.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Early Church History; NY; Palmyra; Restoration
ID = [3211]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 41586  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Smith, Alice Colton. “In the Service of Your Fellow Men.” Relief Society Magazine 56 (July 1969): 546-47.
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Uses the teachings of the Book of Mormon to show the importance of Christian service by members of the Church.

ID = [79577]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Smith, Willard C. “In the Shadow of Solomon Spaulding.” Provo, UT: 1979.
ID = [77259]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Kowallis, Bart J. “In the Thirty and Fourth Year: A Geologist’s View of the Great Destruction in 3 Nephi.” BYU Studies 37, no. 3 (1998): 136.
ID = [11877]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 65089  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:24
“In This Time of Tumult, Iron Rod of Gospel Needed.” Church News 41 (10 April 1971): 8.
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Harold B. Lee compares the present time to Lehi’s dream. “If there is any one thing we need in this time of tumult and frustration, it is the ‘iron rod’ of the gospel”

ID = [79578]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1971-04-10  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Rees, Robert A. “Inattentional Blindness: Seeing and Not Seeing The Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 12 (2014): 33-47.
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Review of Earl M. Wunderli, An Imperfect Book: What the Book of Mormon Tells Us about Itself (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2013), 328pp + Appendices, Maps, and Index.
Earl Wunderli, an attorney who has made a lifelong study of the Book of Mormon, concludes that the book is a product of Joseph Smith’s mind and imagination. In doing so, Wunderli marshals evidence and presents his argument as if he were an attorney defending a client in court. Unfortunately, Wunderli’s case suffers from the same weaknesses and limitations of other naturalist criticism in that it exaggerates Joseph Smith’s intellectual and cultural background and compositional skills while ignoring the Book of Mormon’s deep structure, narrative complexity, and often intricate rhetorical patterns.

ID = [4275]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 27843  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
“Incan Descendant Finds Book Opens ‘His’ History.” Church News 58 (31 December 1988): 10.
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An expert in Mesoamerican art relates his conversion to the teachings of the Book of Mormon. “The Book of Mormon opened up our past to me just like it was a movie”

ID = [79579]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Sorenson, John L. “Incense-Burning and ‘Seer’ Stones in Ancient Mesoamerica: New Evidence of Migrations of Biblical Peoples to the New World.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 21 (July 1954).
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Summary of an unpublished, lengthy paper that emphasizes certain parallels in ideas and practices between the ancient Near East and Mesoamerica.

ID = [79581]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1954-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Sorenson, John L. “Incense-Burning and ‘Seer’ Stones in Ancient Mesoamerica: New Evidence of Migrations of Biblical Peoples to the New World.” In Progress in Archaeology: An Anthology, edited by Christensen, Ross T., 118-19. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1963.
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Summary of an unpublished, lengthy paper that emphasizes certain parallels in ideas and practices between the ancient Near East and Mesoamerica.

ID = [79580]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Goheen, Katherine. “Incentive for a Fresh Start: Rhetorical Analysis of the Tree of Life in I Nephi.” Restoration Studies 13 (Fall, 2012): 99-119.
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Goheen examines the rhetorical performance of the Tree of Life narrative in the First Book of Nephi in the Book of Mormon. She contextualizes his analysis within the 19th century world of Joseph Smith, Jr. and compares the Tree of Life narrative to a dream that Joseph Smith, Sr. reportedly had.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Sr., sources; Dreams; Book of Mormon, literary context; ’Tree of Life’ representations
ID = [82038]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Belnap, David M. “The Inclusive, Anti-Discrimination Message of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): 195-370.
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Abstract: Attitudes of superiority lead to societal conflict. The racial interpretation of a few Book of Mormon verses has contributed to these attitudes and conflicts, yet hundreds of inclusive messages are found in more than half of the book’s verses. God’s message, love, mercy, and justice are for all people. Righteous people did not think themselves above others, nor did they persecute others or start wars. War is tragic and is caused by wickedness. Conspiracies are a great evil. Righteous people were kind in their attitudes and actions, regardless of others’ social status or ethnicity. Some Book of Mormon people even gave their lives or put their lives at risk to act kindly, and some of these went from hating others to giving up their lives on behalf of others. The inclusive messages in the Book of Mormon are consistent with the position advocated by current Latter-day Saint leaders condemning all racism and disavowing racist hypotheses such as those derived from a few Book of Mormon verses (i.e., that skin color is related to righteousness). The inclusive messages also are consistent with the view that skin color in the Book of Mormon is not literal but is metaphorical. The Book of Mormon instructs us that the right way to interact is with love and respect, through examples of people respecting and reaching out to others, promises to all people, condemnation of unkindness and anti-Semitism, calls to all people to repent, and emphasizing the flaws of one’s own group and not those of others.

ID = [3441]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Taylor, Alma O. “Independent Faith.” Young Woman’s Journal 23 (January 1912): 9-11.
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Relates his conversion relative to the Book of Mormon and explains how he applied the instructions to Oliver Cowdery to himself (D&C 8-9) when he was commissioned to translate the Book of Mormon into Japanese.

ID = [79582]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1912-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Thornock, W. Rudger. “Indian Artifacts from Klamath Falls.” Improvement Era 44, no. 4 (1941): 216, 231.
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This article argues that the existence of Indian artifacts help to form the conclusion that two separate cultures existed in ancient Northwestern America.

Keywords: Ancient America – North America, Archaeology, Native Americans, Pre-Columbian American History
ID = [76825]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1941-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
The Indian Bible. Book No. 1: The Book of Nephi. Alexandria, VA: American Indian Restoration Enterprises, 1962.
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A typewritten paraphrase of 1 and 2 Nephi geared especially for the American Indian. Divided into 300 verses. Emphasizes Indians as the audience to whom the messages are addressed. Refers to God and Christ as “the Great Spirit”

ID = [78522]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Pratt, Helaman. “Indian Customs and Traditions.” Juvenile Instructor 15 (15 February 1880): 47.
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Writes about encounters with Indians in the Southwest and Mexico. The author was told that the Apaches would possess the land again, as the Book of Mormon describes. A tradition among the Pueblos listed three great events: the white race would conquer the Indians (fulfilled by Cortez), the Indians would rise up and regain their independence, and another group of white people would come with truth.

ID = [79583]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-02-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Lesueur, James W. Indian Legends. Independence, MO: Zion, 1928.
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The legends of Indians who dwelt in North, Central, or South America are compiled. The legends concern the Indians’ origin, migrations, wars, cosmogonic stories, recitals of a universal flood, the building of a great tower, and visitations of a god and white prophets. Religious beliefs of the Indians are listed. One section juxtaposes selected passages in the Book of Mormon with analogous Indian legends.

ID = [77895]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1928-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
“Indian Mounds and Traditions.” Juvenile Instructor 14 (15 May 1879): 110.
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Refers to a rare work by Reverend William O’Brien, entitled A Narrative of Travels in the United States of America, in which he describes ruins and Indian mounds in Ohio and quotes a “civilized Indian” who claims that biblical beliefs were once understood by his ancestors.

ID = [79584]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-05-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Vogel, Dan. Indian Origins and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1986.
ID = [77215]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Stebbins, Henry A. “Indian Progress Towards Book of Mormon Fulfillment.” Saints’ Herald 50 (22 July 1903): 671-72.
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The recent progress of the American Indian fulfills Book of Mormon prophecy. Interest in the Indian by the U.S. government is making this fulfillment possible.

ID = [79585]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1903-07-22  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
“Indian Relics.” Juvenile Instructor 6, no. 14 (1871): 110.
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Claims that archaeological finds of a Dr. Van Patten verify the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Archaeology, Central America, Metallurgy, Native Americans
ID = [75813]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1871-07-08  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
“Indian Relics.” Juvenile Instructor 6 (8 July 1871): 110.
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Claims that archaeological finds of a Dr. Van Patten verify the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79586]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1871-07-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Smith, R.H. “Indian Traditions.” Juvenile Instructor 14, no. 4 (1879): 46-47.
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Recounts missionary labors among the Pueblo and Zuni Indians, who recognized the message in the Book of Mormon as belonging to their ancestors.

Keywords: Missionary Work, Native Americans, Pueblo, Zuni
ID = [75905]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-02-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Smith, R. H. “Indian Traditions.” Juvenile Instructor 14 (15 February 1879): 46-47.
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Recounts missionary labors among the Pueblo and Zuni Indians, who recognized the message in the Book of Mormon as belonging to their ancestors.

ID = [79587]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-02-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Buchanan, Golden R. “Indian Traditions.” Improvement Era 58, no. 4 (1955): 240-241, 285-287.
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In this article, a number of ancient religious Indian traditions are rehearsed, including accounts of the creation, the great deluge, a large tower, the scattering of nations, ancient writings, sacred stones, transoceanic crossings, good brothers against evil brothers, darkness and destruction on the American continent, and the visit of a “great white spirit.” The author suggests that a “core of truth” is preserved within these traditions.

Keywords: Ancient America – North America, Great Flood, Great White God, Mythology, Native Americans, Tower of Babel, Transoceanic Voyage, Urim and Thummim
ID = [76783]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1955-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
McGavin, E. Cecil. “Indian Traditions of the Book of Mormon.” Instructor 66 (August 1931): 449-52.
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Traditions of the Indians tell of “a book” that their forefathers once possessed. It was taken from them, buried, and promised that it would come forth at a later time. Accounts from letters and journals of early missionaries of the Church as well as scholars of ancient Indians tell of these traditions.

ID = [79588]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1931-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Hunter, Milton R. “Indian Traditions of the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Wednesday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
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This article compares oral traditions of Native American tribes that correspond to Book of Mormon stories. It claims that two ancient Mayan writings, the Works of Ixtlilxochitl and the Popol Vuh, possess remarkable parallels with the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Mythology; Native Americans – Maya; Popol Vuh; Works of Ixtlilxochitl
ID = [27067]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1955-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 19544  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:25
Phelps, William W. “The Indians.” Evening and the Morning Star Vol. 1, no. 7: December 1832: 54.
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The American Indians are portrayed as remnants of Joseph. Quotations about them from the Book of Mormon are supplied.

ID = [80862]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1832-12-01  Collections:  bom,em-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
P. “The Indians.” Messenger and Advocate Vol. 2, no. 4: January 1836: 245-48.
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Relates the Book of Mormon to American Indians and the gathering of Israel.

ID = [80870]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1835-10-01  Collections:  bom,mess-adv  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Cannon, George Q. “The Indians - Death of Lehi-Nephi Separates from His Brethren.” Juvenile Instructor 1, no. 11 (1866): 43.
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Believes that “all the Indians in North and South America, and the inhabitants of some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean, are descendants of [the Lehite] family, who came away from Jerusalem about 2,400 years” ago.

Keywords: Lamanite, Lehi (Prophet), Nephi (Son of Lehi), Nephite, Persecution
ID = [75799]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Cannon, George Q. “The Indians - Death of Lehi-Nephi Separates from His Brethren.” Juvenile Instructor 1, no. 11 (1866): 43.
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Believes that “all the Indians in North and South America, and the inhabitants of some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean, are descendants of [the Lehite] family, who came away from Jerusalem about 2,400 years” ago.

Keywords: Lamanite, Lehi (Prophet), Nephi (Son of Lehi), Nephite, Persecution
ID = [76504]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Cannon, George Q. “The Indians - Laman and Nephi Visit Laban.” Juvenile Instructor 1, no. 3 (1866): 12.
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Believes that “all the Indians in North and South America, and the inhabitants of some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean, are descendants of [the Lehite] family, who came away from Jerusalem about 2,400 years” ago.

Keywords: Brass Plates, Laban (Old World), Laman (Son of Lehi), Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75795]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Cannon, George Q. “The Indians - Laman and Nephi Visit Laban.” Juvenile Instructor 1, no. 3 (1866): 12.
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Believes that “all the Indians in North and South America, and the inhabitants of some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean, are descendants of [the Lehite] family, who came away from Jerusalem about 2,400 years” ago.

Keywords: Brass Plates, Laban (Old World), Laman (Son of Lehi), Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [76505]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Cannon, George Q. “The Indians - Lehi and His Family Continue Their Journey.” Juvenile Instructor 1, no. 7 (1866): 28.
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Believes that “all the Indians in North and South America, and the inhabitants of some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean, are descendants of [the Lehite] family, who came away from Jerusalem about 2,400 years” ago.

Keywords: Bountiful (Old World), Lehi (Prophet), Liahona
ID = [75797]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Cannon, George Q. “The Indians - Lehi and His Family Continue Their Journey.” Juvenile Instructor 1, no. 7 (1866): 28.
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Believes that “all the Indians in North and South America, and the inhabitants of some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean, are descendants of [the Lehite] family, who came away from Jerusalem about 2,400 years” ago.

Keywords: Bountiful (Old World), Lehi (Prophet), Liahona
ID = [76506]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Cannon, George Q. “The Indians - Nephi’s Second Visit to Jerusalem.” Juvenile Instructor 1, no. 4 (1866): 15-16.
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Believes that “all the Indians in North and South America, and the inhabitants of some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean, are descendants of [the Lehite] family, who came away from Jerusalem about 2,400 years” ago.

Keywords: Daughters of Ishmael, Ishmael, Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75796]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-02-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Cannon, George Q. “The Indians - Nephi’s Second Visit to Jerusalem.” Juvenile Instructor 1, no. 4 (1866): 15-16.
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Believes that “all the Indians in North and South America, and the inhabitants of some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean, are descendants of [the Lehite] family, who came away from Jerusalem about 2,400 years” ago.

Keywords: Daughters of Ishmael, Ishmael, Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [76507]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-02-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Sjodahl, Janne M. “Indians Becoming White and Delightsome.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 79, no. 5 (1 February 1917): 72-74.
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Argues that the Indians of North and South America are making spiritual and “material progress” and becoming “white and delightsome,” thus fulfilling a prophecy of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81361]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1917-02-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Bean, Willard W. “The Indians of Cumorah Land.” Deseret News Church Section (2 March 1924): 6, 8.
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Discusses different traditions and beliefs of the American Indians that correspond to those of the Nephites and the Lamanites. For example, he shows that the American Indians believe in a Great Spirit, an Indian Redeemer, and of once having a “white man’s book” among them that they had used.

ID = [80491]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1924-03-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Broadfoot, Raymond R. “Indians of the Americas: A Racial Puzzle, Part I.” Saints’ Herald 125 (February 1978): 80-82.
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Discusses the similarities and differences between native Americans and “mediterranean type people” Concludes that “for the person with an open mind there exists evidence which shows that mediterranean type people lived in the New World in the past and that their physical characteristics have been transmitted to today’s Indians” (p. 82).

ID = [79589]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Broadfoot, Raymond R. “Indians of the Americas: A Racial Puzzle, Part II.” Saints’ Herald 125 (March 1978): 152-53.
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Writes that the Jaredites may have had mongoloid type peoples among them. Remnants of the Jaredite culture with mongoloid characteristics may have intermarried with the Lamanites and this would explain how the Lamanites became dark skinned.

ID = [79590]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Cannon, George Q. “The Indians: Death of Lehi.” Juvenile Instructor 1 (1 June 1866): 43.
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Recounts sundry aspects of the Book of Mormon, including an evaluation of the disposition of the Lamanites as opposed to the Nephites.

ID = [80492]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Sorenson, John L. “Indications of Early Metal in Mesoamerica.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 5 (1954): 1-5.
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The first seriously documented challenge to the orthodox view that metals in Mesoamerica were only late. Cites a score of possible exceptions.

ID = [79591]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1954-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Schwartz, Robert F. “Inequality and Narrative in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 61, no. 1 (2022): 35.
ID = [10548]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 64596  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:15
Tanner, N. Eldon. “The Inevitable Choice.” Ensign, September 1977.
ID = [43790]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 16146  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:56
Easton-Flake, Amy. “Infant Salvation: Book of Mormon Theology in a Nineteenth-Century Context.” In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, ed. Shon D. Hopkin, 233–62. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34315]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 67909  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Thomas, Robert K. “The Influence of Hugh Nibley: His Presence in the University.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 1-5.
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Reprinted in the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies (1997) and Hugh Nibley Observed (2021).
An analysis of Hugh Nibley’s contributions and influence on historians and scriptural scholars.

ID = [2325]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 9721  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:33
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Influence of Lehi’s Admonitions on the Teachings of His Son Jacob.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 2 (1994): 34-48.
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Lehi, though unable to convince his older sons to follow the Lord, was very successful with both Nephi and Jacob. The speeches and writings of Jacob clearly show that he remembered the admonitions given to him by his dying father and that he shared Lehi’s teachings—including some of his verbiage—with other members of the family. Jacob’s life and his teachings found in the Book of Mormon stand as a memorial to his father’s faith and parental love.

Keywords: Faith; Lehi (Prophet); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Parable; Sermons; Speeches; Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [2871]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 30608  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
White, Joseph Welles. “The Influence of Sidney Rigdon upon the Theology of Mormonism.” M.A. thesis, University of Southern California, 1947.
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An historical thesis on Mormonism and the development of its doctrine. The author attempts to examine possible influences of Sidney Rigdon upon Mormon doctrines and scripture, saying that the Book of Mormon is a product of its times, with possible connections to the Spaulding manuscript.

ID = [80493]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1947-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Millet, Robert L. “The Influence of the Brass Plates on the Teachings of Nephi.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 207–25. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36876]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 36612  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Ludlow, Jared W. “The Influence of the Figure of Moses in the Book of Mormon.” In They Shall Grow Together, eds. Charles Swift and Nicholas J. Frederick. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2022.
ID = [33814]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:40
Ostler, Blake T. “An Ingenious and Inspiring Literary Analysis of Alma 30–42.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 45 (2021): 115-136.
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Review of Mark A. Wrathall, Alma 30–63: A Brief Theological Introduction (Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020). 176 pages. $9.95 (paperback).
Abstract: Mark A. Wrathall’s analytic treatment of Alma 30–42 is a sheer gift that inspires insight into the theological depth of Alma’s thought. His reading of Alma teases out insights not previously recognized and not easily discovered regarding belief and knowledge and their relation to faith and committed action. This extremely rewarding introduction provides a glimpse at the best any writer in the Latter-day Saint tradition has written on Alma’s thoughts and goals.

ID = [3401]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 51433  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Compier, Hendrik. “Inner Evidence.” Restoration Witness 7 (May 1969): 4-5, 15.
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Author’s testimony is not based on archaeology or history, but on the “plainness, honesty, simplicity, directness, boldness, and unapologizing approach” of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is a commentary on the Bible and clariies its meaning.

ID = [79592]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Pagan, Eduardo. “Innocent Racism.” Sunstone 15 (April 1991): 7-8.
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The references in the Book of Mormon to “dark and loathsome” or “white and delightsome” are to lifestyles rather than to the color of skin. Many in the Church do not understand and thus impose a sinful heritage upon people with Jewish, African American, and Lamanite backgrounds.

ID = [79593]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Meek, Shirleen. “Inosi’s Golden Book.” Ensign, August 1991.
ID = [50141]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7340  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:48
Honey, David B., and Michael P. Lyon. “An Inscribed Chinese Gold Plate in Its Context: Glimpses of the Sacred Center.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 19-65. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Buddhism; China; Far East; Metal Plates
ID = [75497]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Tvedtnes, John A. “Inscribed Gold Plate Fits Book of Mormon Pattern.” Insights 28, no. 1 (2008).
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An inscribed gold plate 2.2 centimeters in length has been uncovered in a third-century ad Jewish burial. The burial, that of a young child, is located in a Roman cemetery in Halbturn, Austria. The news was released by archaeologists at the University of Vienna’s Institute of Prehistory and Early History.

Keywords: gold plate; Book of Mormon; history; text; alphabet
ID = [66884]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Anderson, Einar. Inside Story of Mormonism. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 1973.
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A polemical book on Mormonism, wherein the author claims that Joseph Smith used the Spaulding manuscript as a primary source for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77896]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1973-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Anderson, Robert D. Inside the Mind of Joseph Smith: Psychobiography and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 1999.
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Author argues that Joseph Smith, knowingly and unknowingly, injected his own personality, conflicts and solutions into the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr., psychohistory; Smith, Joseph, Jr., biographies; Book of Mormon, authorship
ID = [81463]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Muhlestein, Kerry. “Insights Available as We Approach the Original Text.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 no. 1 (2006).
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In his effort to correct and preserve the original text of the Book of the Mormon, Royal Skousen has also increased our understanding of and appreciation for this volume of sacred scripture. Skousen’s close examination of the use of words and phrases throughout the book highlights its intertextuality and demonstrates that Book of Mormon authors were aware of and influenced by the words of previous authors. Moreover, restoring the original text helps clarify some vague constructions and should also caution us against putting too much emphasis on the exact wording of the present Book of Mormon. Skousen’s analysis of how such changes occurred during a relatively modern transmission process can also further the understanding of more ancient textual transmission. Finally, Skousen’s work reveals that the original Book of Mormon may have been even more strikingly Semitic than the present text and that some characteristically Hebrew constructions have been edited out over the years, though many still remain.

ID = [3184]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 21791  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Ladle, Douglas S. “Insights from 3 Nephi about Our Father in Heaven.” Ensign, December 2000.
ID = [40564]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2000-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10409  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:28
Williams, Clyde J., and Andrew C. Skinner. “Insights from Moroni’s Visits in 1823.” In Joseph: Exploring the Life and Ministry of the Prophet, edited by Black, Susan Easton, and Andrew C. Skinner, 47-56. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
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This essay simply recounts the visits and messages of Moroni to the Prophet Joseph.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr., angelic visitations; Moroni, visitations; Angels
ID = [82110]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,church-history  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Underwood, Grant. “Insights from the Early Years: 2 Nephi 28–30.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 323–39. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36883]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 31513  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Njeim, George A. “Insights into the Book of Revelation; as Illuminated by the Book of Mormon.” Lawrence, KS: n.p., 1970.
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A commentary on the book of Revelation written by a minister of the RLDS church. In spite of the title, the Book of Mormon is scarcely utilized.

ID = [77897]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Aston, Warren P. “‘An Insistent Impression’” Meridian Magazine, March 30, 2014.
ID = [66544]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-03-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Penrose, Charles W. “The Inspiration of the Lord’s Servants—Revelation—The Resurrection, Etc.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 21. 1881, 220–232.
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Discourse by Elder Charles W. Penrose, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, August 8, 1880. Reported By: John Irvine.

ID = [29419]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1880-08-08  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc  Size: 42895  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:41
Talmage, James E. “Inspiration the Cause of Popular Opposition.” Improvement Era 26, no. 11 (1923): 1032.
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This article discusses how some reject the Book of Mormon on account of its supernatural origin. Joseph Smith claimed that an angel revealed to him where to find the plates and that God inspired him in translating them. However, the Book of Mormon is harmonious with the Bible, and the story of its origin should not surprise anyone.

Keywords: Angel Moroni, Book of Mormon Translation, Gold Plates
ID = [76806]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,talmage  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Robertson-Wilson, Marian. “Inspired Melody and Chosen Word: The Wedding of Music and Scripture in Leroy Robertson's Oratorio from the Book of Mormon.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 139-62. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Music; Oratorio
ID = [75500]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Crowther, Duane S. Inspired Prophetic Warnings. Bountiful, UT: Horizon, 1987.
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Prophetic warnings of the Book of Mormon directed to the inhabitants of the earth are discussed. The author enumerates the instruments of God’s judgments and outlines the ways that individuals can prepare for survival.

ID = [77898]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Midgley, Louis C. “‘Inspiring’ but Not True: An Added Glimpse of the RLDS Stance on the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 218-228.
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Since the late 1960s RLDS “liberals” have argued that the Book of Mormon should not be read as an authentic ancient history. This novel reading of the Book of Mormon has been part of a sustained effort by the RLDS hierarchy to make the Reorganization conform more closely with Protestant liberal approaches to the Bible. I demonstrate that the RLDS hierarchy has encouraged changes in the way the Book of Mormon is read by RLDS intellectuals. I then examine the arguments of Roger Launius, currently the foremost RLDS historian, who has recently insisted that the Book of Mormon ought to be read as “inspiring” frontier fiction. I also describe and criticize his claim that any concern with the historical authenticity of the Book of Mormon is not serious historical scholarship, which he wants focused on issues currently fashionable among secularized historians.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Community of Christ; Historicity; Inspired Fiction; RLDS; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Theology
ID = [2963]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 27497  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Sorenson, John L. “Instant Expertise on Book of Mormon Archaeology.” Brigham Young University Studies 16, no. 3 (1976): 429.
ID = [9377]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1976-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,sorenson  Size: 1187  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:06
“Institute News.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).
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The Institute appreciates opportunities to facilitate meaningful scholarly discussion of Mormon studies. One recent instance was its cosponsorship of a conference titled “God, Humanity, and Revelation: Perspectives from Mormon Philosophy and History,” held at the Yale University Divinity School on 27–29 March. The event featured more than two dozen scholars and authors, including several Latter-day Saints. A report of the conference will appear in the next issue of Insights.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; history; philosophy; revelation
ID = [66704]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Institute Researchers Share Findings at LDS Apologetics Conference.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).
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Three Institute researchers were among the speakers at the fifth annual FAIR conference, held August 7–8 at Utah Valley State College, in Orem, Utah. Founded in 1997, the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing sound information and research that support the doctrine, beliefs, and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, particularly on matters that are challenged by unbelievers.

Keywords: conference; research; Book of Mormon; DNA evidence
ID = [66720]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“Institute Supports Graduates and Undergraduates.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).
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The Maxwell Institute continues to encourage and support the work of graduate and undergraduate students through two funds. Each year at this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, this pro-gram provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute, particularly work done under the auspices of one department of the Institute, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, such as studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.

Keywords: graduate; undergraduate; Maxwell Institute; Christianity
ID = [66841]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-02  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Young, Brigham. “Instructions to the Bishops—Men Judged According to Their Knowledge—Organization of the Spirit and Body—Thought and Labor to Be Blended Together.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 3. 1856, 243–249.
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A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 16, 1856. Reported By: G. D. Watt.

ID = [28375]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1856-03-16  Collections:  bom,brigham,jnl-disc  Size: 22076  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:33
Williams, Clyde J. “Instruments in the Hands 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 = [36782]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 32326  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Murphy, Thomas W. “An Insufficient Canon: The Popol Wuj, Book of Mormon, and Other Scriptures.” Journal of Mormon History 48, no. 3 (Summer, 2022): 71-98.
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“This article begins by situating the Popol Wuj within the context of other contemporary K’iche’ texts, portions of which have only recently been published in English. This context is followed by a brief overview of the history of various translations of the Popol Wuj. The next section chronologically follows engagement with the Popol Wuj within the field of Book of Mormon studies. My ethnographic experience is then placed within this chronological narrative, as well as within the context of local developments in Guatemala. The narrative then returns to a chronology of engagements with the Popol Wuj within Book of Mormon studies, with an emphasis on the erosion of historical claims in recent years and the emergence of decolonizing perspectives that share a congruence with an emphasis on scriptural status of the Popol Wuj that I observed in Guatemala in 1993. My hope is that shifting scholarly analysis away from how Indigenous narratives might substantiate or challenge the historicity of the Book of Mormon to how shared claims to extracanonical scripture might validate both Mormon and Native sacred traditions can help illuminate Indigenous experiences more generally within a globalizing religious tradition.” [Author]

Keywords: Central America; Latin America; Central America, Guatemala; Book of Mormon; Scriptures; Scriptures, textual parallels
ID = [82026]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Lindsay, Jeff. “An Intelligent, Thoughtful Work on One of the Richest Portions of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 145-152.
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Review of Terryl Givens, 2nd Nephi: A Brief Theological Introduction (Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020). 124 pages. $9.95 (paperback).Abstract: Terryl Givens’s well-written and enjoyable book does much to equip readers of the Book of Mormon with new tools to appreciate the riches of a text often viewed as the most difficult part of the Book of Mormon. Givens helps us recognize Nephi’s sorrow over Jerusalem and his passionate hope and joy centered in the Messiah, Jesus Christ. He helps us understand the weightier matters that Nephi focuses on to encourage us to accept the covenants of the Lord and to be part of Zion. Readers will better respect 2 Nephi as a vital part of the Restoration with content critically important for our day.

ID = [3453]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 14160  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Frederick, Nicholas J. “‘The Intent for Which It Was Given’: How the Book of Mormon Teaches the Value of Scripture and Revelation.” Religious Educator Vol. 18 no. 1 (2017).
ID = [38428]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 45563  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:56
Lambert, Richard J. “Interest in Book of Mormon Increases.” Saints’ Herald 74 (2 November 1927): 1274.
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As individuals and families value the Book of Mormon more, they are spending more time reading it with greater rewards of spirituality and faith.

ID = [79594]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-11-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Pratt, Orson. Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions and of the Late Discovery Of Ancient American Records. Edinburgh: Ballyntyne and Hughes, 1840.
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Discusses the history of the American continent from the time of the tower of Babel to the present (1840). Also deals with the rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77899]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bom,pratt-orson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Pratt, Orson. A Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions, and of the Late Discovery of Ancient American Records. Edinburgh: Ballantyne and Hughes, 1840.
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Keywords: Angel Moroni, Early Church History, First Vision, Prophecy, Restoration, Revelations, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Translation
ID = [75405]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,pratt-orson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Pratt, Orson. A Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions, and of the Late Discovery of Ancient American Records. Edinburgh: Ballantyne and Hughes, 1840.
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Keywords: Angel Moroni, Early Church History, First Vision, Prophecy, Restoration, Revelations, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Translation
ID = [76508]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,pratt-orson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Pratt, Orson. An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions, and of The Late Discovery of Ancient American Records. New York: Joseph W. Harrison, Printer, 1842.
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Keywords: Early Church History, Prophecy, Restoration, Revelations, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Translation, Vision
ID = [75406]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1842-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,pratt-orson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
“Interesting Admissions by ‘Deseret News’” Saints’ Herald 52 (9 August 1905): 769-70.
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RLDS author wishes that the “Utah Mormons” would admit that the Book of Mormon strictly forbids plural marriage.

ID = [79595]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-08-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Smith, Henry A. “Interesting Clipping.” Church News 35 (11 September 1965): 6.
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Reprint of article from 5 July 1965 El Paso Times entitled “Chiapas Find of Relevance to Document” Discusses archaeological evidence for the Book of Mormon, specifically a carving of six people in “near east clothing” discussing the tree of life: the three name glyphs have been translated as “Lehi,” “Soriah,” and “Nephi”

ID = [79596]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1965-09-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Pratt, Parley P. “Interesting Discoveries.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 1, no. 4 (August 1840): 101-3.
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Two articles on archaeological discoveries from Athenaeum and the Manchester Guardian. Asks if it is any more astonishing that plates hidden by Moroni should be preserved than that relics in America and England should survive to be discovered centuries after they were used.

ID = [80919]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1840-08-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
B., S. A. “Interesting Facts About the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 70 (11 April 1923): 337-38.
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The title page of the Book of Mormon that declares that Joseph Smith was the author of the book stands in compliance with the copyright laws of the day.

ID = [79597]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-04-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Stewart, J.Z. “Interesting Facts: The Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon Clearly Proved by Ancient Indian Records.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 5 (1880): 50.
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The conquering Spaniards burned the histories of the Mexican natives, but a few survived and are in the Aztec museum in Mexico. The histories there as well as in Central and South America offer astonishing proof that the Book of Mormon is true.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica
ID = [75913]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Stewart, J. Z. “Interesting Facts: The Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon Clearly Proved by Ancient Indian Records.” Juvenile Instructor 15 (1 March 1880): 50.
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The conquering Spaniards burned the histories of the Mexican natives, but a few survived and are in the Aztec museum in Mexico. The histories there as well as in Central and South America offer astonishing proof that the Book of Mormon is true.

ID = [79598]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Thatcher, Moses. “An Interesting Lecture: Delivered by Apostle Moses Thatcher in Ogden, Utah.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 51, 52 (17-24 December 1888): 801-4, 817-20.
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A two-part series reprinted from the Deseret News—a transcript of a lecture given by Moses Thatcher. The people who constructed the pyramids of the sun and the moon were white. There was a high quality of cement found and the interior of the rooms were beautifully painted. These people taught traditions of a white man who taught them to cultivate their ground, and would some day return to be their king.

ID = [80994]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-12-17  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Knapp, Lamont. Interesting Manuscripts. N. p., 196?.
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A collection of faith-promoting documents. Includes information about the Three Witnesses and a list of ingredients needed to write something as demanding as the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77900]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Wood, Edward J. “An Interesting Occurrence in Canada.” Relief Society Magazine 4 (1917): 135-37.
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Testimony of Kree Indians in Canada who found “their book” through a vision of their head chief. He visited the spirit world and was told of a book of sacred Indian history, which turned out to be the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79006]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1917-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
S., L. D. “Interesting Relics of an Ancient People.” Saints’ Herald 54 (1 May 1907): 380-81.
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A reprint of an article written in the Register and Leader by E. H. Robb who finds that America has been inhabited from a very early period of time, which recalls the statements of the Book of Mormon concerning the Nephites and Jaredites.

ID = [79599]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1907-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
“An Interesting Volume.” The Contributor 4, no. 8 (1883): 314-316.
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A specific copy of the first edition of the Book of Mormon was used in the conversion process of prominent men such as Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and John P.Greene. Describes the format of the first edition and reprints the preface and first page.

Keywords: 1830 Book of Mormon, Conversion, Greene, John P., Kimball, Heber C., Young, Brigham
ID = [75994]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1883-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,brigham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
“An Interesting Volume.” The Contributor 4, no. 8 (1883): 314-316.
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A specific copy of the first edition of the Book of Mormon was used in the conversion process of prominent men such as Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and John P.Greene. Describes the format of the first edition and reprints the preface and first page.

Keywords: 1830 Book of Mormon, Conversion, Greene, John P., Kimball, Heber C., Young, Brigham
ID = [76509]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1883-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,brigham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
“An Interesting Volume.” Contributor 4 (May 1883): 314-16.
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A specific copy of the first edition of the Book of Mormon was used in the conversion process of prominent men such as Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and John P. Green. Describes the format of the first edition and reprints the preface and first page.

ID = [79007]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1883-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Whitsitt, William H. Intermediate Examination. Louisville, KY: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1886.
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A tract that asks questions about Mormonism, but does not answer them. Assumes the Book of Mormon is Sidney Rigdon’s redaction of Spaulding’s manuscript.

ID = [77901]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1886-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Buck, Deanna Draper. “Internal Evidence of Widespread Literacy in the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 10 no. 3 (2009).
ID = [38280]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2009-01-03  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 40461  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:54
Reynolds, George. “Internal Evidences of the Book of Mormon.” Juvenile Instructor 17, no. 16 (1882): 251-252.
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Cites historical consistency, absence of anachronisms, purity of doctrines, harmony with Bible and Indian traditions, prophecies of the Book of Mormon that have been fulfilled, and scientific truths that accord with the Book of Mormon. Refutes criticisms and polemical arguments.

Keywords: Anachronisms, Apologetics, Doctrine, Evidence, Polemics, Prophecy
ID = [75933]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1882-08-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “Internal Evidences of the Book of Mormon.” Juvenile Instructor 17 (15 August 1882): 251-52.
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Cites historical consistency, absence of anachronisms, purity of doctrines, harmony with Bible and Indian traditions, prophecies of the Book of Mormon that have been fulfilled, and scientific truths that accord with the Book of Mormon. Refutes criticisms and polemical arguments.

ID = [79600]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1882-08-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Burgon, Heber J. “Internal Evidences of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 67, no. 19 (11 May 1905): 292-93.
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Cites the promise made in Moroni 10:4 that honest seekers may receive a spiritual witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. The testimonies of many thousands of converts bears witness to this truth.

ID = [81324]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-05-11  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Reynolds, George. “Internal Evidences of the Book of Mormon: Showing the Absurdity of the ‘Spaulding Story’” Juvenile Instructor 17 (1 August 1882): 235-38.
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Refutes the Spaulding manuscript as a basis for the creation of the Book of Mormon, pointing out wide differences between the two, including background, dates, characters, and content. Argues that if Joseph Smith were “too illiterate” to write the Book of Mormon, he was equally as incapable of changing the Spaulding manuscript into the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79601]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1882-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Reynolds, George. “Internal Evidences of the Book of Mormon: Showing the Absurdity of the ‘Spaulding Story’” Millennial Star 44, no. 34, 35 (21, 28 August 1882): 539-41, 548-51.
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Refutes the Spaulding manuscript as a basis for the creation of the Book of Mormon, pointing out wide differences between the two, including background, dates, characters, and content. Argues that if Joseph Smith were “too illiterate” to write the Book of Mormon, he was equally as incapable of changing the Spaulding manuscript into the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78810]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1882-08-21  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Reynolds, George. “Internal Evidences of the Book of Mormon: Showing the Absurdity of the ‘Spaulding Story’” Juvenile Instructor 17, no. 15 (1882): 235-238.
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Refutes the Spaulding manuscript as a basis for the creation of the Book of Mormon, pointing out wide differences between the two, including background, dates, characters, and content. Argues that if Joseph Smith were “too illiterate” to write the Book of Mormon, he was equally as incapable of changing the Spaulding manuscript into the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Authorship, Evidence, Manuscript Found, Plagiarism, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Spaulding, Solomon
ID = [75932]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1882-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Mulliner, H. L. “Internal Evidences of the Truth of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 9, no. 12 (1906): 913-923.
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This article provides several examples to show that the Book of Mormon taught against many of the popularly held views and practices of Joseph Smith’s day. He, therefore, was not an impostor who desired to have his views accepted and approved.

Keywords: Apologetics, Book of Mormon Authorship, Evidences, Internal Evidence, Nephite Government, Selfishness
ID = [76960]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1906-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Davis, Mark, and Brent Israelson. “International Relations and Treaties in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1982.
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The Book of Mormon chronicles the wars and other relations between the two major nations of Ancient America. This paper identifies certain principles evident in the relations between these nations and compares the principles found in the Book of Mormon with international practice of Ancient Israel in the old world. This paper is not want to be a study of the law of nations of the ancient Near East; rather, our purpose is to identify, if possible, principles of the law of nations in the Book of Mormon. Ccmparisons to the culture of the ancient Near East are not meant to function as proof (or disproof) of the old-world origin of the Book of Mormon culture. They should be taken as interesting illuminations of the principles of international relations which appear in the history of the ancient American nations.

ID = [8418]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Sainsbury, C. L., Lyle L. Smith, Forest Morrisett, and David L. Veal. “The ‘International Timeline’ and Mormon Theology.” Biblical Archaeology Review 14 (July-August 1988): 10-11, 15.
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Letters to the editor defend or condemn the advertising of a historical time chart containing biblical and Book of Mormon events. Some maintain that the events of the Book of Mormon do not represent a historical reality, while others believe that the events do represent reality.

ID = [80251]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
R. “The Interpretation of Scripture.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 49, no. 5 (31 January 1887): 72-75.
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Peter teaches that prophecy is not to be interpreted privately. In spite of this counsel many have done so causing discord and contention. The Book of Mormon says that many of the plain and precious truths have been taken out of the Bible. A comparison of scriptures will provide an accurate understanding of difficult passages.

ID = [80992]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1887-01-31  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Interpreter Foundation. “Interpreter Radio Show — December 26, 2021.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 19, 2022.
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Keywords: Christmas; Undaunted: Witnesses of the Book of Mormon; Witnesses movie
ID = [6944]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-01-19  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 1455  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Interpreter Foundation. “Interpreter Radio Show — February 13, 2021.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 14, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; book review; Ultimate Egypt Tour
ID = [8519]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-03-14  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 1386  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Interpreter Foundation. “Interpreter Radio Show — February 2, 2020.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 11, 2020.
ID = [5305]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-02-11  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 1460  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:04
Interpreter Foundation. “Interpreter Radio Show — February 27, 2022.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 23, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; Hebrew rhetoric; scribal training
ID = [8510]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-03-23  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 1408  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Interpreter Foundation. “Interpreter Radio Show — January 16, 2022.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 02, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon geography
ID = [6933]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-02-02  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 1328  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Interpreter Foundation. “Interpreter Radio Show — January 26, 2020.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 4, 2020.
ID = [5304]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-02-04  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 1386  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:04
Interpreter Foundation. “Interpreter Radio Show — March 13, 2022.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 11, 2022.
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Keywords: flying fiery serpents; Joseph of Egypt; Undaunted: Witnesses of the Book of Mormon
ID = [8499]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-04-11  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 1520  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Interpreter Foundation. “Interpreter Radio Show — March 6, 2022.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 30, 2022.
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Keywords: Undaunted: Witnesses of the Book of Mormon
ID = [8506]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-03-30  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 1396  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Spackman, Randall P. “Interpreting Book of Mormon Geography.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 19-46.
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Review of John L. Sorenson. Mormon's Map.

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Mesoamerica; Mormon (Prophet)
ID = [422]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 59050  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: A Prepared Vessel.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 20, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; Liahona; linguistics
ID = [8462]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-05-20  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 8330  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: According to the Flesh.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 8, 2022.
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Keywords: atonement; Book of Mormon; chiasmus; covenants; experiential knowledge
ID = [8500]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-04-08  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 6445  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Ancient Fiery Serpents.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 11, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; brazen serpent; Deuteronomists; flying fiery serpents; Lehi; metallurgy; Nephi; seraphim; serpent symbolism
ID = [8520]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-03-11  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 8641  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Believing All the Words.” The Interpreter Foundation website. June 3, 2022.
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Keywords: belief; Book of Mormon; prophets; revelation; spiritual endowment
ID = [8447]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-06-03  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 6520  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Captain Moroni’s Spiteful Spare.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 13, 2022.
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Keywords: Alma 60; Book of Mormon; Captain Moroni; Zarahemla
ID = [8469]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-05-13  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 5006  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Commissions and Conversions.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 29, 2022.
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Keywords: Alma; Book of Mormon; conversion; prophetic commissioning
ID = [8480]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-04-29  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 7732  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Echoes of Joseph in 1 Nephi 22.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 21, 2022.
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Keywords: Abrahamic covenant; Book of Mormon; Nephi; onomastic wordplay
ID = [6942]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-01-21  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 7260  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Enjoying Inherited Possessions.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 18, 2022.
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Keywords: Abrahamic covenant; Book of Mormon; inherit; lands of inheritance; possess
ID = [6915]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-02-18  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 6379  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Explicating Archaic ‘That’” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 18, 2022.
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Keywords: archaism; Book of Mormon; linguistics
ID = [6917]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-02-18  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 6784  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Ich Bin Ein Malachi.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 1, 2022.
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Keywords: Church history; Malachi 3:1; messenger of the covenant; temple
ID = [8505]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-04-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 6271  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Reframing Nephi’s Shipbuilding.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 27, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; Khor Rori; Nephi; shipbuilding
ID = [8455]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-05-27  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 8387  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Reynolds’ Scribal Proposal.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 04, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; Brass Plates; Hebrew rhetoric; Lehi; Nephi; scribal schools
ID = [6904]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-03-04  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 8562  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:15
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Some Priestly Put-Downs.” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 22, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; idolatry; Josiah; King Noah; priests
ID = [8488]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-04-22  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 4192  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: Structuring Nephi’s Record-Keeping.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 11, 2022.
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Keywords: 1 Nephi; 2 Nephi; chiasmus
ID = [6923]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-02-11  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 7238  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Rasmussen, Kyler. “Interpreting Interpreter: ‘And now’ as Verbal Punctuation.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 18, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; typography; verbal punctuation
ID = [6916]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-02-18  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 6241  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Frederick, Nicholas J. “Intertextuality in the Book of Mormon.” In LDS Perspectives Podcast. Interview by Laura Harris Hales, Episode 92.
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In this episode of the LDS Perspectives Podcast, Laura Harris Hales interviews scholar Nicholas (Nick) J. Frederick about New Testament intertextuality in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [4596]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-08-22  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website,moses  Size: 3345  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:58
Merrill, Harrison R., and Sidney B. Sperry. “An Interview on the Book of Mormon.” N.p.,n.d.
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A radio program made into a booklet, in which Merrill interviews Sperry about the Book of Mormon. Sperry speaks about the population problem, the horse, metals, and the Hebrew language.

ID = [77522]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “An Interview with Daniel H. Ludlow.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14 no. 1 (2005).
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Daniel H. Ludlow, formerly the director of Correlation Review for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, answers questions about his understanding and testimony of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3164]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 23491  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Whitmer, David K. “An Interview with David Whitmer.” Deseret News (16 August 1878).
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In a question/answer interview Whitmer described the plates, the Urim and Thummim, and affirmed his testimony of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79008]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1878-08-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “An Interview With John L. Sorenson.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Editors of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies interview renowned Book of Mormon scholar John L. Sorenson to discuss his experience in doing Book of Mormon research for more than fifty years. Sorensen tells of becoming interested in the Book of Mormon and in Mesoamerican anthropology and archaeology. He also articulates how to be a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while conducting objective and scholarly research on the Book of Mormon. Sorenson explains how this approach has helped people throughout the world better understand the Book of Mormon and how it will continue to help.

ID = [3089]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 27713  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
“An Interview with Last Book of Mormon Witness.” Deseret News Church Section (11 July 1931): 3, 8.
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Reprinted from the Kansas City Journal, June 5, 1881. A reporter interviews David Whitmer regarding his role as a witness, the gold plates, and his testimony of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79009]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1931-07-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Aston, Warren P. “Into Arabia: Lehi and Sariah’s Escape from Jerusalem, Perspectives Suggested by New Fieldwork.” BYU Studies Quarterly 58, no. 4 (2019): 99.
ID = [10336]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 38855  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:13
Abunuwara, Ehab. “Into the Desert: An Arab View of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11, no. 1 (2002): 60-65, 111.
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The Book of Mormon culture is found to be strikingly similar to that of the Middle East. An Arab Latter-day Saint tells his experience with the Book of Mormon and how he is able to relate to the stories within its pages because of his cultural origins. Among the congruities discussed are the structure of the family, the concept of taking oaths, the behavior of women, and the danger of the desert. Together, these points demonstrate the worth of the Book of Mormon and show how each reader is able to draw from his or her own cultural background in order to infer different messages.

Keywords: Arabia; Behavior; Book of Mormon; Culture; Desert; Middle East; Oaths
ID = [3087]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 31814  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Nibley, Hugh W. “Intre-Ancient Records.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
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This is a very rough transcript of Nibley’s contributions to a panel discussion about ancient writing, scientific methodology, and testing of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [8375]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Peterson, Daniel C. “Introduction.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 1.
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President Ezra Taft Benson\'s call to emphasize the Book of Mormon is reflected in the effort of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies to promote the study of this book of scripture. The Review is founded on the deeply held belief that the Book of Mormon has immense value to both the Church and the world. The reviewers look at publications, both positive and negative, that deal with the Book of Mormon.

ID = [40]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 16291  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Welch, John W. “Introduction.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
ID = [66443]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Reynolds, Noel B. “Introduction.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, edited by Reynolds, Noel B. Reprint Edition. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996.
ID = [81796]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Jackson, Kent P. “Introduction.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37842]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 4490  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Reynolds, Noel B. “Introduction.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 1-17. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship; Book of Mormon Translation; Scholarship; Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [75462]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks. “Introduction.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, ix-xv. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Keywords: King Benjamin
ID = [75709]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 11848  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Wright, H. Curtis. “Introduction.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Records: “Out of Darkness unto Light”, edited by , ix-xii. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Hidden Records; Metal Plates
ID = [75602]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch. “Introduction.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, ix-xv. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Historicity; Scholarship
ID = [75588]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 10309  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Seely, David Rolph, Jo Ann H. Seely, and John W. Welch. “Introduction.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, ix-xvi. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Keywords: Jerusalem (Old World)
ID = [75531]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test,welch  Size: 9005  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Spencer, Joseph M., and Jenny Webb. “Introduction.” In Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah: 2 Nephi 26-27, edited by Spencer, Joseph M., and Webb, Jenny. Sheffield, UK: Salt Press, 2016.
ID = [81832]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Bowman, Matthew. “Introduction.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81734]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:03
Spencer, Joseph M. “Introduction.” In Christ and Antichrist: Reading Jacob 7, edited by Miller, Adam S., and Spencer, Joseph M. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2018.
ID = [81817]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks. “Introduction (Made Simple).” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin
ID = [75723]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Board of Education. Introduction to a Study of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1914.
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A Book of Mormon manual for seminary students that includes a narration of the First Vision, the origin of the Book of Mormon, and a discussion of the witnesses to the gold plates.

ID = [77902]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1914-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Board of Education. Introduction to a Study of the Book of Mormon Prepared Especially for Use in the Schools of the Church. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1917.
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A Book of Mormon lesson manual designed for seminary students. Discusses the First Vision, the origin of the book of Mormon, the witnesses to the gold plates, and other related items.

ID = [77903]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1917-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Nibley, Hugh W. “Introduction to an Unknown Book.” In An Approach to the Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 6, 3rd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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In this work the Book of Mormon is seen in a new perspective; we see it in a world setting, not in a mere local one. It takes its place naturally alongside the Bible and other great works of antiquity and becomes one of them.

ID = [2032]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Spackman, Randall P. “Introduction to Book of Mormon Chronology: The Principal Prophecies, Calendars, and Dates.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
ID = [8596]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Hemingway, Donald W. An Introduction to Mormon: A Native American Prophet. Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1978.
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A biographical treatise on the prophet Mormon (b. approx. A.D. 311). Includes details surrounding his compilation of the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated, his personal teachings and sermons, and other historical events surrounding his life.

ID = [77523]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Brook, Zadoc. Introduction to the Book of Mormon. Monongahela, PA: Gilkey and Underwood Printers, 1923.
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Publication of the Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite Group). A general introduction of the Book of Mormon, with some discussion dealing with discoveries in Central America and Peru that the author believes to be “evidence to the divinity of the Book”

ID = [77904]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1923-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Stevens, Thelona D. An Introduction to the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Foundation for Research on Ancient America, 1984.
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A booklet briefly setting forth a number of topics dealing with the Book of Mormon, including the language, translation, title page, manuscripts, archaeology, geography, witnesses, composition of the plates, and other items.

ID = [77524]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Ludlow, Daniel H. “Introduction to the Book of Mormon and Its Teachings.” Provo, UT: n.p., 1963.
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Supplementary guide for a BYU class, with comments about selected passages from the first half of the Book of Mormon and quotes from various authors.

ID = [77905]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
West, Roy A. An Introduction to the Book of Mormon: A Religious-Literary Study. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Department of Education. 1940.
ID = [77525]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1940-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Introduction to the First Book of Nephi. Independence, MO: Zarahemla Research Foundation, 1986.
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Gives a brief overview of the setting and author of 1 Nephi up to the period of Lehi’s examination of the plates of brass. Includes notes and comments on the first several verses of 1 Nephi, including a discussion of Hebrew terms.

ID = [77906]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “An Introduction to the Relevance of and a Methodology for a Study of the Proper Names of the Book of Mormon.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, 126-135. Vol. 2. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This second of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the authors have learned from Nibley. Nearly every major subject that Dr. Nibley has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the sacrament covenant in Third Nephi, the Lamanite view of Book of Mormon history, external evidences of the Book of Mormon, proper names in the Book of Mormon, the brass plates version of Genesis, the composition of Lehi’s family, ancient burials of metal documents in stone boxes, repentance as rethinking, Mormon history’s encounter with secular modernity, and Judaism in the 20th century.
A discussion about proper names for the Book of Mormon and the relevance of name studies to studying the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Onomastics
ID = [2356]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:34
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “An Introduction to the Relevancy and a Methodology for a Study of the Proper Names of the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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Many scattered and disconnected statements (mostly proffered etymologies) have been made about the proper names in the Book of Mormon. Because of the mixed quality of these statements this paper proposes an apposite methodology. First a few words need to be said about the relevance of name studies to our understanding.

Keywords: Ancient Scripture
ID = [8402]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Sjodahl, Janne M. An Introduction to the Study of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1927.
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This little volume owes its existence chiefly to the desire of the author to add his testimony, at this time, to that of numerous others, bearing the holy Priesthood, of the truths revealed in the Book of Mormon for the salvation of man. But the responsibility is not entirely the author’s. Some of the contents of the book has appeared in the Improvement Era and other Church publications during the last ten years, and friends have been good enough to say, repeatedly, that they would be glad to have those contributions in some form more convenient for reference. Acting on their suggestion, I have collected some papers previously published and others that now appear for the first time, and respectfully submit them in this form to the public. In doing so, it is my sincere prayer that the testimony here offered may be of benefit to the reader, and especially to honest seekers after truth.

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica, Ancient America - North America, Ancient America - South America, Book of Mormon Geography - Hemispheric, Doctrine, Eight Witnesses, Gold Plates, Lamanites, Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846), Mulekites, Native Americans - Aztec, Native Americans - Maya, Native Americans - Toltec, Native Americans – Algonquins, Native Americans – Iroquois, Native Americans – Muyscas, Native Americans – Nahuas, Native Americans – Pueblo, Nephites, Three Witnesses
ID = [75423]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1927-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Winchester, Benjamin. “Introduction to the Subject of the Book of Mormon.” The Gospel ReRector 1 (1 March 1841): 98-105.
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An examination of the prominent objections to revelation and the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is the work of God and has overcome opposition, and those who are earnest seekers of truth hav