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Orme, Gilbert Charles. L.D.S. Scriptures. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1974.
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Teaching aid. Compilation of 1900 scriptural passages organized alphabetically under 300 subject headings.

ID = [77959]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1974-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Schobinger, Juan. “La arqueolog’a y el Libro de Mormon.” Anales de Arqueolog’a y Etnolog’a 16 (1961): 259-65.
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Notes briefly some problems he sees with the Book of Mormon and archaeology: the horse did not exist in Mesoamerica contemporaneously with the Nephites; natives with white skin and beards migrated in the Paleo- Mesolithic period; there are no remains of the Middle-Eastern seeds the Nephites planted (1 Nephi 18:25); many aspects of Nephite culture are not evidenced by archaeology.

ID = [79669]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1961-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Kramer, Glenn G. La Biblia Versus El Libro de Mormon. San Isidro, CA: La Iglesia de Cristo,n.d.
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A polemical tract against the Book of Mormon. The writer attempts to portray the Book of Mormon as “another gospel” (Galations 1:8) that is opposed to the gospel of Christ.

ID = [77960]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Porter, Elizabeth, and Mary Porter. “La Brea Tar Pits Corroborate the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 85 (4 June 1938): 715-16.
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The relics found in the La Brea Tar pits include deposits of prehistoric life—horses, mammoths, and other animals now extinct, proving that these animals once roamed the American continent as the Book of Mormon records.

ID = [79670]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1938-06-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Smith, Sherrie Kline. “The La Mojarra Stela: Can It Be the Coriantumr Stone?” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 80 (Spring 1993): 4-8.
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Archaeologists consider the La Mojarra Stela, discovered in 1986, to be the most important key to understanding the spread of Mesoamerican writing and calendrical practices. Some Book of Mormon believers wonder if this is the stone of Coriantumr (Omni 1:35-40). Included are photographs of the stone.

ID = [80498]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1993-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Nelson, Ted, Glen Scott, Lyle Smith, Brenda Trimble, and Linda Trimble. “La Mojarra: A Voice from the Dust.” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 64 (February 1989): 4-6.
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A large engraved stone with hieroglyphics and a picture of a fully clothed man was discovered in the Acula River, southeast of Veracruz, Mexico in 1986. Many scholars believe the hieroglyphics represent an earlier version of the Maya language, probably Olmec.

ID = [79671]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1989-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
“La Secta de los Mormones en los Estados Unidos.” El Correo de Ultramar 12/17 (1853): 267-70.
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Discusses the curiosities of Mormonism, including the emergence of the Book of Mormon. Claims that the book grew out of a bad novel, Spaulding’s manuscript, and was originally entitled The Golden Bible. Berates Joseph Smith for claiming to translate reformed Egyptian.

ID = [79672]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1853-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Gee, John. “La Trahison des Clercs: On the Language and Translation of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 51-120.
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Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Criticism; Foreign Language Translation; Historicity; Methodology; Translation
ID = [166]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 104928  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Dibble, Charles E. “La Venta Culture.” Improvement Era 46, no. 4 (1943): 197.
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A series of brief comments in which the author presents archaeological findings, architectural notes, and myths and legends that deal indirectly with the Book of Mormon. Dibble discusses the wheel, ancient irrigation methods, metals, Mexican and Mayan codices, Quetzalcoatl, ancient buildings, and numerous other related items. The twenty-first part covers the La Venta culture.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Archaeology, Native Americans – Olmec
ID = [76837]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1943-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 12 & 13.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 221-270.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the fifth installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 14 & 15.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 271-328.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the sixth installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 16 – 18.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 329-366.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the seventh installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 9 – 11.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 167-220.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the fourth installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

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Nibley, Hugh W. “The Lachish Letters: Documents from Lehi’s Day.” Ensign, December 1981, 48–54.
ID = [45639]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,nibley,old-test  Size: 29090  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:37
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Lachish Letters: Documents from Lehi’s Day.” Ensign, December 1981, 48–54.
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Reprinted as “The Lachish Letters,” in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 8. 380–406.
Suggests connections between the Lachish letters written at the time Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians and events associated with Lehi’s departure. Includes political pressures on prophets, types of proper names, and a possible identification of Mulek.

ID = [1022]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1981-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Thompson, John S. “The Lady at the Horizon: Egyptian Tree Goddess Iconography and Sacred Trees in Israelite Scripture and Temple Theology.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 153-178.
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Abstract: John S. Thompson explores scholarly discussions about the relationship of the Egyptian tree goddess to sacred trees in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the temple. He describes related iconography and its symbolism in the Egyptian literature in great detail. He highlights parallels with Jewish, Christian, and Latter-day Saint teachings, suggesting that, as in Egyptian culture, symbolic encounters with two trees of life — one in the courtyard and one in the temple itself — are part of Israelite temple theology and may shed light on the difference between Lehi’s vision of the path of initial contact with Tree of Life and the description of the path in 2 Nephi 31 where the promise of eternal life is made sure.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See John S. Thompson, “The Lady at the Horizon: Egyptian Tree Goddess Iconography and Sacred Trees in Israelite Scripture and Temple Theology,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 217–42. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.].

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Parrish, Alan K. “Laman.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Laman (Son of Lehi), Lamanite
ID = [74676]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 3103  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:04
Goodman, Michael A. “Laman and Lemuel: A Case Study in ‘Not Becoming’” In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts, eds. Gaye Strathearn and Charles Swift. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2007.
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We can easily see Laman and Lemuel as being lost from the start. Almost like stock characters in a novel, they may appear to have little depth or complexity. This simplistic view makes it hard to identify the reasons behind, as well as the consequences of, Laman and Lemuel’s behavior. Consequently, if we do not look for deeper meaning in Laman and Lemuel’s story, we may fail to identify the necessary precepts to avoid the pitfalls they fell into and to which we are vulnerable today. Through a more contextual view of Laman and Lemuel’s lives, we are provided with a set of precepts to help us thrive spiritually in our day. As President Spencer W. Kimball taught, to be “forewarned is [to be] forearmed.” Ultimately, Laman and Lemuel’s lack of faith in and incorrect understanding of God led to their failure to become the righteous sons of God they were intended to be.

Keywords: Humility; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Prayer; Pride; Repentance; Scripture Study
ID = [35806]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 27375  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Bowen, Matthew L. “Laman and Nephi as Key-Words: An Etymological, Narratological, and Rhetorical Approach to Understanding Lamanites and Nephites as Religious, Political, and Cultural Descriptors.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
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Keywords: Etymology; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lamanites; Narrative; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Nephites; Onomastics; Rhetoric
ID = [32643]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 86079  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:37
Crowley, Ariel L. “Laman Found, Chapter I.” Improvement Era 54, no. 2 (1951): 80-82.
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Citing early Spanish writers and historians, the author demonstrates that the name “Laman” existed among the Indians at least as early as the time of Columbus’ discovery of America. The first part introduces the author’s argument.

Keywords: Ancient America – Baja Peninsula, Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Laman (Son of Lehi), Onomastics, Transliteration
ID = [77115]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1951-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Crowley, Ariel L. “Laman Found, Conclusion.” Improvement Era 54, no. 3 (1951): 156-157, 205-206.
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Citing early Spanish writers and historians, the author demonstrates that the name “Laman” existed among the Indians at least as early as the time of Columbus’ discovery of America. The second part concludes the series.

Keywords: Ancient America – Baja Peninsula, Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Laman (Son of Lehi), Onomastics, Transliteration
ID = [76838]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1951-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Hall, Randall L. “Laman Struggles Towards Morning.” BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (1990): 110.
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Poetry. No abstract available

Keywords: Laman (Son of Lehi); Poetry
ID = [10105]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 1008  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:12
Maestas, John R., and Jeff Simons. The Lamanite. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University,n.d.
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This work contains statements by prophets from Joseph Smith to Spencer W. Kimball concerning the Lamanites. Topics treated include: “Nephites Found in New Mexico,” “Lamanites a Shield to Us,” “Blessings Promised to Lamanites,” and “Zelph—White Lamanite”

ID = [78530]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Lamanite.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, April 15, 1953.
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Keywords: Abrahamic Covenant; Book of Mormon
ID = [68014]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1953-04-15  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:49
Harper, Caroline S. “Lamanite Daughter.” Ensign, March 1981.
ID = [45318]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 491  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:35
Ensign. “Lamanite Generation Performs in Spain.” Ensign November 1992.
ID = [50797]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 717  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:53
Fielding, Cecelia. “Lamanite Generation Tours Latin America.” Ensign, September 1983.
ID = [46388]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4164  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:44
Murphy, Thomas W. “Lamanite Genesis, Genealogy, and Genetics.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, edited by Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe, 47-77. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002.
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“This essay outlines two insights into the geography and history of human genes and their implications for Mormon thought. If the embrace of DNA research has an impact on Mormon views, it will likely propel new approaches to scripture and history already underway in intellectual circles. First, genalogical data inscribed in genes suggest to current researchers that humans and chimpanzees share a common ancestor that lived in Africa between 5 and 7 million years ago. This adds to an abundance of archaeological and other data pointing to the same conclusion and adds to the challenges one encounters in trying to uphold scriptural literalism. Second, new genetic clues are being discovered that confirm scientific views about ancient migration patterns. Ancestors of Native Americans seem to have separated from their Asian neighbors about 40,000-50,000 years ago and from each other in what may have been three or more separate waves of migration 7,000-15,000 years ago. No link between American Indians and ancient Israelites is evident in the data.” [From author’s introduction]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon, Native Americans and; Native Americans, Mormon views of; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [82088]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Turner, Rodney. “The Lamanite Mark.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 133–57. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36872]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 49016  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Kimball, Spencer W. “Lamanite Prophecies Fulfilled.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, April 13, 1965.
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Keywords: Church Growth; Divine Potential
ID = [68238]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1965-04-13  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:50
Ensign. “Lamanite Self-Help Programs: A Status Report.” Ensign September 1973.
ID = [41854]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1973-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2826  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:38
Cooper, R. T. “Lamanite Traditions.” Saints’ Herald 60 (31 December 1913): 1264-65.
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A synopsis of a lecture given by Patrick Miguel, chief of the Yuma California Tribe, who discusses Indian traditions concerning the cross of Jesus and Christ’s visit to the Indians during ancient times. Miguel also discusses the role of the Book of Mormon in his conversion to Christ.

ID = [79673]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1913-12-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Bushman, Richard Lyman. “The Lamanite View of Book of Mormon History.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 52-72.
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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.
There are enough clues scattered through the Nephite record to offer a few conjectures about a Lamanite history of Lehi’s descendants.

Keywords: Lamanite; Recordkeeping
ID = [2353]  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
Ensign. “Lamanite Youth Meet.” Ensign July 1974.
ID = [42332]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1974-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1493  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:42
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Lamanite: Their Burden, Our Burden.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, February 9, 1967.
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Keywords: Suffering
ID = [68265]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1967-02-09  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:51
Richards, Franklin D. “The Lamanites.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 16, no. 42 (21 October 1854): 657-61.
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Writes that the wild imaginations of men have blinded them to the pure and simple truth. They have imagined all sorts of theories of the Indians’ descent yet they do not believe the Book of Mormon, which tells the truth plainly. The LDS policy toward the Indians is to try to educate, elevate, and convert the Indians. He quotes from Mormon 5:19-20 that the gentiles will scatter the Lamanites after which the Lord will remember the covenant he has made with Abraham and all the house of Israel.

ID = [80926]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1854-10-21  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Nicholson, John. “The Lamanites.” Juvenile Instructor 9 (21 November 1874; 5, 19 December 1874): 274- 75, 280-81, 291-92, 303.
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Discusses the prophecy that the Lamanites will become a “white and delightsome people,” and conjectures that the Three Nephites are ministering to them.

ID = [80500]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
“The Lamanites.” Juvenile Instructor 13 (15 March 1878): 51.
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Notes that scientists recognized that the ancestors of the American Indians were highly civilized and had apparent ties to the East. The Book of Mormon is the one reliable source to explain this.

ID = [80499]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1878-03-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Lamanites.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1947.
ID = [26588]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1947-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 21769  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:22
Ivins, Antoine R. “The Lamanites.” Relief Society Magazine 37 (August 1950): 507-14.
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The Book of Mormon devotes a major part of its account to discussing the Lamanite nation. It is a mistaken idea that all the indigenous groups of people who were found in America following the landing of Christopher Columbus were Lamanites. A testimony is not based on the external but internal evidences of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80501]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Thomasson, Gordon C. “Lamanites.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Lamanite
ID = [74678]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 6092  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:04
“The Lamanites (15 March 1878).” Juvenile Instructor 13, no. 5 (1878): 51.
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Notes that scientists recognized that the ancestors of the American Indians were highly civilized and had apparent ties to the East. The Book of Mormon is the one reliable source to explain this.

Keywords: Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [75894]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1878-03-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
“The Lamanites (15 March 1878).” Juvenile Instructor 13, no. 5 (1878): 51.
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Notes that scientists recognized that the ancestors of the American Indians were highly civilized and had apparent ties to the East. The Book of Mormon is the one reliable source to explain this.

Keywords: Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [76511]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1878-03-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Nicholson, John. “The Lamanites (19 December 1874).” Juvenile Instructor 9, no. 26 (1879): 303.
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Discusses the prophecy that the Lamanites will become a “white and delightsome people,” and conjectures that the Three Nephites are ministering to them.

Keywords: Lamanite, Missionary Work, Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [75819]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-12-19  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nicholson, John. “The Lamanites (19 December 1874).” Juvenile Instructor 9, no. 26 (1879): 303.
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Discusses the prophecy that the Lamanites will become a “white and delightsome people,” and conjectures that the Three Nephites are ministering to them.

Keywords: Lamanite, Missionary Work, Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [76512]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-12-19  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Nicholson, John. “The Lamanites (21 November 1874).” Juvenile Instructor 9, no. 24 (1874): 280-281.
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Discusses the prophecy that the Lamanites will become a “white and delightsome people,” and conjectures that the Three Nephites are ministering to them.

Keywords: Lamanite, Missionary Work, Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [75817]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-11-21  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nicholson, John. “The Lamanites (21 November 1874).” Juvenile Instructor 9, no. 24 (1874): 280-281.
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Discusses the prophecy that the Lamanites will become a “white and delightsome people,” and conjectures that the Three Nephites are ministering to them.

Keywords: Lamanite, Missionary Work, Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [76513]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-11-21  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Nicholson, John. “The Lamanites (5 December 1874).” Juvenile Instructor 9, no. 25 (1874): 291-292.
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Discusses the prophecy that the Lamanites will become a “white and delightsome people,” and conjectures that the Three Nephites are ministering to them.

Keywords: Lamanite, Native Americans, Three Nephites
ID = [75818]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-12-05  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nicholson, John. “The Lamanites (5 December 1874).” Juvenile Instructor 9, no. 25 (1874): 291-292.
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Discusses the prophecy that the Lamanites will become a “white and delightsome people,” and conjectures that the Three Nephites are ministering to them.

Keywords: Lamanite, Native Americans, Three Nephites
ID = [76514]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-12-05  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Nicholson, John. “The Lamanites (7 November 1874).” Juvenile Instructor 9, no. 23 (1874): 274-275.
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Discusses the prophecy that the Lamanites will become a “white and delightsome people,” and conjectures that the Three Nephites are ministering to them.

Keywords: Lamanite, Missionary Work, Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [75816]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-11-07  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nicholson, John. “The Lamanites (7 November 1874).” Juvenile Instructor 9, no. 23 (1874): 274-275.
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Discusses the prophecy that the Lamanites will become a “white and delightsome people,” and conjectures that the Three Nephites are ministering to them.

Keywords: Lamanite, Missionary Work, Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [76515]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-11-07  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Lamanites (A Book of Mormon Sketch).” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 42, no. 25-30 (21 June-26 July 1880): 385-88, 401-4, 417-20, 433-36, 449-52, 465-67.
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Sketches out the character of the Lamanites. Also writes concerning Sariah, Lehi’s wife.

ID = [80981]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-06-21  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Ensign. “The Lamanites (Introduction).” Ensign July 1971.
ID = [41013]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1971-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1422  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:31
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lamanites and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1976.
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A pamphlet addressed to native American Indians, explaining that their ancestors are the people of the Book of Mormon. Ezekiel 37:16-17 and John 10:16 are quoted as support for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77961]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Burnett, M. Dallas. “Lamanites and the Church.” Ensign, July 1971.
ID = [41015]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1971-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7359  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:31
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Lamanites Are Progressing.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
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This article is a testimony of the redemption of the Lamanites. Kimball gives examples of certain “Lamanites” who are progressing in the Church.

Keywords: Lamanites; Missionary Work; Native Americans; Native Americans – Navajo
ID = [26937]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1953-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 18880  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:25
Fyans, J. Thomas. “The Lamanites Must Rise in Majesty and Power.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1976.
ID = [13552]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1976-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 7031  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:06
Fyans, J. Thomas. “The Lamanites Must Rise in Majesty and Power.” Ensign, May 1976.
ID = [43160]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6956  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:50
Sperry, Sidney B. “The Lamanites Portrayed in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 1 (1995): 246-254.
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The Lamanites in the Book of Mormon are descendants of the Nephite, Mulekite, and Lamanite peoples. They were a scourge to the Nephites to keep them faithful to the Lord. They survived because they observed the Lord’s commandments regarding marriage. When the elder Mosiah and his followers left, the remaining body of Nephites were probably either destroyed or became Lamanites. Once the Lamanites understood the Lord’s word, they were very faithful and renounced their previous living style. Out of this milieu came Samuel, the Lamanite prophet.

Keywords: Lamanites; Missionary Work; Native Americans; Scourge; White and Delightsome; Conversion; Culture; Lamanite; Missionary Work; Obedience; Prophet; Samuel the Lamanite
ID = [2888]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 16554  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Richards, A. LeGrand. “The Lamanites, A People of Promise.” In BYU Speeches of the Year (24 February 1970). Provo, UT: BYU Press.
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The promises of the Book of Mormon found in Alma and 2 Nephi are being fulfilled and the Lamanites are bearing witness of its truthfulness.

ID = [81085]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1970-02-24  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Wakeman, W. E. “The Lamanites, the Gentiles and Zion.” Saints’ Herald 101 (15 March 1954): 249, 259.
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The Lamanites are the descendants of both Judah and Manasseh and possibly “the seed of Zedekiah” Gentile may apply to all non-Jewish nations of the world or to the separated house of Israel.

ID = [80502]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1954-03-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Lee, George P. “Lamanites- The Chosen.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, November 8, 1983.
ID = [73376]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1983-11-08  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:55
Cowan, Richard O. “The Lamanites—A More Accurate Image.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According To Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 265–282. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36811]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 26899  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Maestas, John R., and Jeff Simons. “The Lamanites—In the Words of the Prophets.” Utah: n.p., 1980.
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Discusses the origin and history of the American Indians (Lamanites), mistreatment of Indians, God’s directing hand in their affairs, and the latter-day responsibility of the Church to take the gospel to them.

ID = [78531]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Lamanites—‘And They Shall Be Restored’” Improvement Era 50, no. 11 (1947): 717, 762-765.
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This article discusses how the Book of Mormon prophesies much concerning the Lamanites. It is the responsibility of the Church to help them to fulfill their great destiny. It states that many are receiving the gospel and are bearing fervent testimonies and living the gospel. The author includes a letter from a father to his son in which he counsels the son to look for the “Mormons,” who have the record of his people, and the son then writes of his search for this book that would teach him the true gospel, which he found in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Lamanites, Missionary Work, Native Americans, Promises, Prophecy
ID = [76778]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1947-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Aston, Warren P. “Laman’s River: An Update.” Book of Mormon Central Blog, May 16, 2020.
ID = [66564]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-05-16  Collections:  bom  Size: 1840  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Whiting, Michael F. “Lamarck, Giraffes, and the Sermon on the Mount.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5, no. 1 (1993): 209-222.
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Review of Using the Book of Mormon to Combat Falsehoods in Organic Evolution (1992), by Clark A. Peterson

Keywords: Creationism; Evolution; Scholarship
ID = [155]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 35824  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Treat, Raymond C., and Mary K. Leeding. “The Lamb Chapter.” Zarahemla Record 41 (February 1989): 3.
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Nephi uses the word lamb 59 times. The term is found just a few other times in the Book of Mormon. John the Revelator uses lamb much more than other New Testament writers. Perhaps the frequent use of lamb by John and Nephi was due to their being shown the same vision.

ID = [80503]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Welch, John W. “‘The Lamb of God’ in Pre-Christian Texts.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 40-42. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Lamb of God; Messiah; Names of Jesus Christ
ID = [75650]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 4070  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Avant, Gerry. “Lamoni Becomes a Benevolent King.” Church News 58 (21 May 1988): 14.
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Before his conversion Lamoni was a severe, harsh ruler, but after his conversion he was a peaceful, wise ruler and counselor.

ID = [79674]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-05-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Rodriguez de Fuentes, Carmen. “A Lamp unto My Feet.” Ensign, October 1993.
ID = [51196]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6596  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:57
Norton, Shawna. “Land as Regenerative Space in The Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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The Book of Mormon presents a tale of the plight and flight of a family from biblical Jerusalem, stitched together through a variety of narrators. As the title page claims, this book contains the record of the Nephite people, descendants of Lehi, who was commanded by God to leave Jerusalem in order to save his family from destruction. From that command, the text becomes one of movement and escape, so that the Nephite race can avoid destruction. As this story is one about avoiding annihilation, it necessarily becomes one of reproduction: How do the Nephites reproduce the people of God to spread the word of God?

ID = [81910]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Jenkinson, S. W. “Land of America; the Past, the Present, the Future.” Utah Monthly Magazine 9 (October 1892, November 1892, December 1892): 34-36, 74-77, 102-4.
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Discusses Columbus’s discovery of America, the origin of the American Indians as taught by the Book of Mormon, and the fulfillment of prophetic statements concerning America.

ID = [79675]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1892-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Smith, Robert F. “The Land of Jerusalem: The Place of Jesus’ Birth.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Bethlehem; Jerusalem (Old World); Jesus Christ; Birth of; Kingdom of Judea; Land of Jerusalem; Prophecy
ID = [66491]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Ellsworth, John Orval. “‘A Land of Many Waters’” Improvement Era 30, no. 2 (1926): 180-181.
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This article claims that certain geographical references in the Book of Mormon describe the land and lakes in central and northern New York.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Book of Mormon Geography – New York Model, Book of Mormon Geography – North America
ID = [76988]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1926-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
“A Land of Promise.” Relief Society Magazine 5 (April 1918): 233-36.
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The Book of Mormon taught that America is a land of promise and the hope of the world. All other lands stretch out their hands for the material, political, and spiritual wealth that America offers.

ID = [78889]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Sorenson, John L. “Land of Promise.” New Era 5, no. 1 (1975): 20-29.
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A collection of photographs by James Christensen and Book of Mormon scriptures suggest possible Book of Mormon sites to help readers visualize the scriptures more fully

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica, Study Helps
ID = [76623]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Sorenson, John L. “The Land of Promise.” New Era 5 (January 1975): 20-29.
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A collection of photographs by James Christensen and Book of Mormon scriptures suggest possible Book of Mormon sites to help readers visualize the scriptures more fully.

ID = [80504]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Avant, Gerry. “Land of Promise Awaited Righteous.” Church News 58 (26 November 1988): 14.
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Relates Moroni’s teaching that the promised land is for the righteous, and that the wicked would be swept off the same land.

ID = [79676]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-11-26  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Flammer, Philip M. “A Land of Promise Choice above All Other Lands.” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, the Doctrinal Foundation, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36901]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 28759  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Reynolds, George. “The Land of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15-16 (15 November; 1, 15 December 1880; 1, 15 January; 1 February 1881): 261, 274-75, 286, 7-8, 22-23, 26-27.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”

ID = [80505]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-11-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Curtis, Delbert W. The Land of the Nephites. American Fork, UT: Delbert W. Curtis, 1988.
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Claims that the Book of Mormon lands were located near the Hill Cumorah in New York and the Great Lakes. This work is reviewed in P.038.

ID = [78532]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Ricks, Joel E. “The Land of Zarahemla.” Juvenile Instructor 41 (1, 15 April, 15 November 1906): 193-96, 225- 28, 673-77.
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Identifies an area in Bogata, Columbia as the Land of Zarahemla. Presents photographs and a description of the geography, climate, and vegetation of the area, drawing parallels with passages of the Book of Mormon text.

ID = [80506]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1906-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Atkinson, Mabel Sanford. The Land Shadowing with Wings. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1952.
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A fictional narrative based upon the Book of Mormon. The author uses the events and names as recorded in the Bible and the Book of Mormon as she puts the narrative in story form quoting extensively from the actual text as the characters speak.

ID = [78533]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1952-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Fletcher, Rupert J. “A Land Which Is Choice above All Lands.” Independence, MO: n.p., 1971.
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Finds that there is “ample proof in the Book of Mormon to identify the location” of the choice land. Both the Nephites and the Jaredites lived in the area of the United States of America.

ID = [77424]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Stout, Walter M. “Landing Places of Book of Mormon Colonies.” N.p., 196?.
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Provides hypothetical maps and tries to establish Book of Mormon geographical connections.

ID = [77962]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Wilde, Orrin G. “Landmarks of Ancient America.” N.p., 1947.
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A 26-page non-dogmatic pamphlet on Book of Mormon geography. Guesses where locations are in relation to the American continent.

ID = [77963]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1947-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Lands of The Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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A PRODUCTION USING 35 MM SLIDES WITH A CASSETTE SOUNDTRACK (ALSO AVAILABLE ON VHS OR BETA VIDEO CASSETTE) TO PORTRAY THE LANDS AND PLACES ASSOCIATED WITH THE BOOK OF MORMON AS FAR AS THEY CAN BE REASONABLY IDENTIFIED AT THIS TIME.

ID = [8347]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 22 (1880): 261.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Land of Lehi, Land of Mulek, Land of Nephi, Land of Zarahemla
ID = [75922]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-11-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 22 (1880): 261.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Land of Lehi, Land of Mulek, Land of Nephi, Land of Zarahemla
ID = [76516]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-11-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites: Land of Zarahemla.” Juvenile Instructor 16, no. 2 (1881): 22-23.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Land of Zarahemla, Zarahemla (Polity)
ID = [75926]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-01-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites: Land of Zarahemla.” Juvenile Instructor 16, no. 2 (1881): 22-23.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Land of Zarahemla, Zarahemla (Polity)
ID = [76517]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-01-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites: Land of Zarahemla (Concluded).” Juvenile Instructor 16, no. 3 (1881): 26-27.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Land of Zarahemla, Zarahemla (Polity)
ID = [75927]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites: Land of Zarahemla (Concluded).” Juvenile Instructor 16, no. 3 (1881): 26-27.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Land of Zarahemla, Zarahemla (Polity)
ID = [76518]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites: Nephi Under the Lamanites.” Juvenile Instructor 16, no. 1 (1881): 7-8.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Lamanite, Land of Nephi
ID = [75925]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites: Nephi Under the Lamanites.” Juvenile Instructor 16, no. 1 (1881): 7-8.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Lamanite, Land of Nephi
ID = [76519]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites: The Land of Nephi.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 23 (1880): 274-275.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Book of Mormon Geography - Hemispheric, Land of Nephi
ID = [75923]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites: The Land of Nephi.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 23 (1880): 274-275.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Book of Mormon Geography - Hemispheric, Land of Nephi
ID = [76520]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites: The Land of Nephi (Continued).” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 24 (1880): 286.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Book of Mormon Geography - Hemispheric, Land of Nephi
ID = [75924]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-12-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Lands of the Nephites: The Land of Nephi (Continued).” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 24 (1880): 286.
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A series of essays on Book of Mormon geography. To the earlier Nephites “the whole of North America was known as the land of Mulek, and South America as the land of Lehi.” From the period of Mosiah until Christ South America was “divided into two grand divisions”: Zarahemla and the land of Nephi.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Book of Mormon Geography - Hemispheric, Land of Nephi
ID = [76521]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-12-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Rice, Moyle Q. “The Language and Style of the Book of Mormon.” M.A. thesis, University of Nebraska, 1937.
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A literary analysis of the Book of Mormon. The author compares its language and style with the Bible attempting to determine what influence the Bible may have had on the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80507]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1937-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Language of my Father.” New Era 1 (May 1971): 19.
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A combination Hebrew/Egyptian text was found at Arad, which may contain language similar to the “reformed Egyptian” in which the original Book of Mormon was written.

ID = [80508]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1971-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Frederick, Nicholas J. “The Language of Paul 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 = [33821]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:40
Stevens, Thelona D. “The Language of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 94 (6 December 1947): 1103-5.
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Discusses Nephi’s knowledge of Egyptian and Hebrew and how the Book of Mormon plates were only written upon by a distinct class of educated people. The Jaredites “presumably [spoke] the language of Adam,” but Moroni translated their record into reformed Egyptian using the Urim and Thummim. Argues that the brass plates were also written in Egyptian since it took less space than Hebrew, and Moses knew both languages.

ID = [80509]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1947-12-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Smith, Israel A. The Language of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1942, 1958.
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Reprinted from “A ‘Sealed’ Book” Saints’ Herald

ID = [78534]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1958-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Barker, James L. “The Language of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 63, no. 6 (1960): 388-389, 444, 446, 450-454.
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This article states that English, the language of translation employed by Joseph Smith, retains the original thought, personal writing styles, distinctive patterns, and unique phraseology belonging to each of the ancient writers and prophets of the Book of Mormon. Barker also discusses the language of the gold plates, which has been described as being a combination of the “learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians” (1 Nephi 12), and as “reformed Egyptian” (Mormon 9:32). Too little is known about the characters of reformed Egyptian, which had been “altered” by the Nephites (Mormon 9:32).

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation, Characters, Gold Plates, Language – Reformed Egyptian, Writing System
ID = [76840]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Reynolds, George. “Language of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15 (15 August 1880): 191-92.
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Compares two views concerning the language of the Nephites: (1) people wrote and spoke Egyptian; or (2) they wrote Hebrew words in Egyptian characters. Sees Hebrew roots in the following Book of Mormon words: Ziff, Rameumpton, Sheum, Gazelem, and Rabbanah.

ID = [79677]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-08-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Reynolds, George. “Language of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 16 (1880): 191-192.
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Compares two views concerning the language of the Nephites: (1) people wrote and spoke Egyptian; or (2) they wrote Hebrew words in Egyptian characters. Sees Hebrew roots in the following Book of Mormon words: Ziff, Rameumpton, Sheum, Gazelem, and Rabbanah.

Keywords: Gazelem, Language, Language - Hebrew, Language - Reformed Egyptian, Nephite, Rabbanah, Rameumptom, Sheum, Writing, Ziff
ID = [75919]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-08-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Skousen, Royal. “The Language of the Original Text of the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 57, no. 3 (2018): 81-110.
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During the thirty years Royal Skousen has been working on the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, he has discovered certain words and phrases that appear on the surface to be either ungrammatical or stylistically unusual. Some critics have claimed that these phrases are Joseph Smith’s dialect mixed with a crude imitation of the language of the King James Bible. But many of these phrases can be tied to Early Modern English, in use from 1530 to 1730. Skousen also identifies phrases from the King James Bible that are skillfully woven into the Book of Mormon text in unexpected ways as well as numerous issues that Protestants argued over during the 1500s and 1600s, such as infant baptism. Although the Book of Mormon contains elements from Early Modern English, it is not an Early Modern English text. It is unique. This article summarizes examples and discussion found in parts three and four of volume three of the Critical Text publications, titled The Nature of the Original Language (NOL).

Keywords: Critical Text; Early Modern English; Textual History; Translation
ID = [10617]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 57231  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:15
Reynolds, George. “The Language of the Record.” Contributor 17 (February 1896): 231—38.
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A listing of numerous scrolls, inscriptions, and tablets purportedly found on the American continent with Hebrew or Egyptian characters upon them, and a comparison between American Indian languages and Hebrew with similarities noted. All these are proposed as evidence of the Hebrew ancestry of American Indians and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon record.

ID = [80510]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1896-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Language of the Spirit in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 187-222.
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Abstract: This study provides students of the Book of Mormon with the first comprehensive analysis of the many ways in which the word “spirit” is used in that volume of scripture. It demonstrates how the titles “Holy Ghost,” “Spirit of God,” “Spirit of the Lord,” “Holy Spirit,” and “the Spirit” are used interchangeably to refer to the third member of the Godhead. It also shows that the Holy Ghost was understood to be a separate being. The analysis is thoroughly integrated with scholarly studies of references to the spirit (rûah) in the Hebrew Bible. The functions of the Holy Ghost are also identified and explained.

ID = [3565]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64583  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Sjodahl, Janne M. “Language of White Indians.” Improvement Era 28, no. 6 (1925): 568-571.
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This article is an analysis of the language of “white Indians” found by an American explorer in the mountains of Darien, in Panama. It reveals a vast number of words related to old world words in both form and meaning and claims some Hebrew words are found in this Indian language.

Keywords: Hebraic Indian Theory, Language, Language – Hebrew, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics, Pre-Columbian American History
ID = [77056]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
King, Arthur Henry. “Language Themes in Jacob 5: ‘The Vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel’ (Isaiah 5:7).” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 140-173. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Gathering of Israel; House of Israel; Vineyard
ID = [75487]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
King, Arthur Henry, Stephen D. Ricks, and John M. Lundquist. “Language, Humour, Character, and Persona in Shakespeare.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by , 456-482. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Shakespeare; William
ID = [75778]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
King, Arthur Henry. “Language, Humour, Character, and Persona in Shakespeare.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 456-482.
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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.
This essay goes into the meanings of character, humour, and persona and how Shakespeare uses them in his plays to create different stories.

ID = [2366]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 50356  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:34
Ensign. “Languages of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign August 1992.
ID = [50657]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 389  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:52
Black, Golden H., and Louis H. Petersen. “The Largest Mound in America.” Improvement Era 29, no. 6 (1926): 547-548.
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The article references a large mound located at Moundville, West Virginia, which is believed to have existed for some three thousand years. Three human skeletons were discovered within the mound’s two vaults. A stone located at the mound and now held at the Smithsonian Institute contains an inscription that has never been deciphered. These things are considered to be archaeological evidences of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient America - North America, Archaeology, Hopewell Culture, Mound Builders
ID = [76792]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1926-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Nibley, Hugh W. “Last Call: An Apocalyptic Warning from the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone 12 (January 1988): 14-25.
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Reprinted in CWHN 8:498-532. The Book of Mormon’s message of Christ specifically is to “show” and “convince” by a bulwark of historical evidence through which the doctrine must be considered. The ascension motif—righteous man rising above the wicked world by supplicating God—is repeated over and over. It is symbolic and warns mankind to spiritually break away from his real enemy, himself, in the world of sin.

ID = [79678]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Nibley, Hugh W. “Last Call: An Apocalyptic Warning from the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone, January 1988, 14–25.
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Reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 8, 498–532.
The Book of Mormon’s message of Christ specifically is to “show”—and “convince”—by a bulwark of historical evidence through which the doctrine must be considered. The ascension motif—“righteous man rising above the wicked world by supplicating God”—is repeated over and over. It is symbolic and warns mankind to spiritually break away from his real enemy, himself, in the world of sin.

ID = [1106]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:25
Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 22: Last Call: An Apocalyptic Warning from the Book of Mormon.” In The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 8. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
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Originally published in Sunstone (1988).
The Book of Mormon’s message of Christ specifically is to “show”—and “convince”—by a bulwark of historical evidence through which the doctrine must be considered. The ascension motif—“righteous man rising above the wicked world by supplicating God”—is repeated over and over. It is symbolic and warns mankind to spiritually break away from his real enemy, himself, in the world of sin.

ID = [2102]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:32
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Last Days, Then and Now.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 269–303. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Reprinted in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 17, 196–227.
Hugh Nibley discusses the last days based on his own thoughts and actively avoiding quotes from others (unless they pop up from memory).

Keywords: Last Days
ID = [833]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 61489  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Gileadi, Avraham. The Last Days: Types and Shadows from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1991.
ID = [29937]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:43
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Last Nephite Scribes.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2022): 95-138.
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Abstract In an earlier paper, I concluded that Lehi and Nephi were highly trained Josephite scribes and were associated with an official Jerusalem scribal school that preserved ancient Manassite traditions. There they acquired advanced writing skills and classical Hebrew and Egyptian, which would become the scriptural languages of the Nephite peoples. These they maintained in the new promised land and passed on from generation to generation through the entire thousand-year Nephite dispensation, even though the Nephite language itself would naturally evolve. Evidence of how they did this surfaces repeatedly throughout the Book of Mormon. The following paper documents how both Mormon and his son Moroni abridged and concluded the religious, military, and political records of Book of Mormon peoples, thus preserving key elements of the vast Nephite records collection for a later dispensation. That scribal process parallels the roles and schools of other cultures of the ancient Near East.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Mormon; Moroni; scribes
ID = [81251]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 104924  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Sjodahl, Janne M. “The Last Struggle Between Nephites and Lamanites.” Deseret News Church Section (23 March 1935): 3, 8.
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Bancroft (Native Races, vol. 1, 628) describes the warfare found among the Mexican people when the Spaniards arrived in the New World. The description is similar to descriptions found in the Book of Mormon concerning the final battle between the Nephites and the Lamanites. [J.W.M.] ”

ID = [80511]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1935-03-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Smith, Joseph, III. “Last Testimony of Sister Emma.” Saints’ Herald 26 (1 October 1879): 289-90.
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This interview conducted by Emma Smith’s son in part concerns the Book of Mormon, its translation and publication. The question and answer format of the article declares that the prophet Joseph had not met Sidney Rigdon until after the publication of the book. Emma assisted in the translation, handled the cloth-wrapped plates, and verifies the book’s divine authenticity.

ID = [79679]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Avant, Gerry. “Last Three Nephite Kings were Men of Faith and Courage.” Church News 54 (1 April 1984): 11.
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A brief note describing the lives and contributions of the final three Nephite kings, Mosiah, Benjamin and Mosiah II.

ID = [79680]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1984-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Hart, John H. “The Last Witness.” Improvement Era 12, no. 12 (1909): 955-959.
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A poem describing David Whitmer’s witness and testimony of the Book of Mormon. It was approved by David Whitmer as a factual account of his experiences.

Keywords: Poetry, Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David
ID = [76773]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1909-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Whitmer, David K. The Last Witness Dead. Monongahela, PA: Ladies’ Uplift Circle of the Church of Jesus Christ, 1936.
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Reprints obituaries on David Whitmer from Missouri newspapers. Stresses his tenacious testimony as one of the Three Witnesses. States some details of his vision, including the handling of the Urim and Thummim and sword of Laban.

ID = [78535]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1936-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Petersen, Mark E. “The Last Words of Moroni.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1978.
ID = [14115]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1978-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 11052  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:08
Petersen, Mark E. “The Last Words of Moroni.” Ensign, November 1978.
ID = [44289]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10865  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:01
Sorenson, John L. “Last-Ditch Warfare in Ancient Mesoamerica Recalls the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 2 (2000): 44-53, 82-83.
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Warfare is a constant theme in the Book of Mormon. Conflicts with varying motivations erupted between the Nephites and Lamanites from the beginning of their sojourn in the New World. Ultimately, the Nephites as a sociopolitical group were exterminated in one climactic battle when hundreds of thousands died in a single day. Have Mesoamerican archaeologists detected an intensity and scale of warfare great enough to account for the extermination of a people like the Nephites? Yes, there is now good reason to believe that the period when the Nephites were being destroyed by their enemies was characterized in southern Mexico and Guatemala by widespread disruption rather than an orderly evolution in the Classic era that once was the standard claim of archaeologists. The process of the complete destruction of the Nephites and their culture agrees with a recurrent pattern in Mesoamerican history.

Keywords: Archaeology; Extermination; Lamanite; Mesoamerica; Nephite; Warfare
ID = [3043]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 56738  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
McGuire, Benjamin L. “The Late War Against the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 7 (2013): 323-355.
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Recently, the Exmormon Foundation held their annual conference in Salt Lake City. A presentation by Chris and Duane Johnson proposed a new statistical model for discussing authorship of the Book of Mormon. The study attempts to connect the Book of Mormon to a text published in 1816: The Late War Between the United States and Great Britain. The latter is a history of the war of 1812 deliberately written in a scriptural style. A traditional (non-statistical) comparison between this text and the Book of Mormon was apparently introduced by Rick Grunder in his 2008 bibliography Mormon Parallels. I will discuss only the statistical model presented by the Johnsons here.

ID = [4336]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64743  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
Sorenson, John L. “‘Latest Discoveries’” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Archaeology
ID = [66473]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
“Latest Findings in the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project.” Insights 26, no. 3 (2006).
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These are the best of times for Book of Mormon studies. Since 2001, FARMS (now part of the Maxwell Institute) has been publishing the long-anticipated findings of Professor Royal Skousen’s Book of Mormon Critical Text Project. Each massive volume in this landmark study, appearing on a yearly basis, averages nearly 670 oversize pages of research and analysis that reward careful examination with expanded views of the founding text of Mormonism.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; language; translation; text; scholarship
ID = [66813]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
International Truth Distributors. Latest Light on Joseph Smith’s Golden Plates. Los Angeles, CA: International Truth Distributors, 1928.
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Argues against Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, stating that the witnesses of the Book of Mormon plates did not testify that the plates contain truth, just that they saw them.

ID = [77964]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1928-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Vellinga, M. C. Latest Light on Joseph Smith’s Golden Plates. Los Angeles: International Truth Distributors, 1928.
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A critical tractate that focuses primarily upon the testimonies of the Three and Eight Witnesses who saw the golden plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. The witnesses are accused of being spiritualists and having dreams and visions manufactured by the devil. Hallucinations and simply being fooled by Joseph Smith are other reasons given.

ID = [77965]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1928-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
“Latest Review Rolls off Press.” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).
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The FARMS Review of Books has a long tradition of providing its readers with insightful and substantive reviews of books on the Book of Mormon, Mormon studies, and Christian studies, as well as those books that attack the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The latest issue does not disappoint. It contains reviews and responses to 18 books or articles on diverse topics, such as ancient Nephite culture, the conversion of Alma, hidden ancient records, the temple, the LDS concept of the nature of God, and the ark of the covenant.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; culture; history; papyri
ID = [66645]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Latest Review Takes Up Church Media, Promised Land, Teen Religiosity, and More.” Insights 31, no. 1 (2011).
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The latest issue of the FARMS Review (volume 22, number 2), which appeared at the end of 2010, features a transcript of last year’s Neal A. Maxwell Lecture given by Mark H. Willes, president and CEO of Deseret Management Corporation. Willes illustrates the kind of creative thinking required for the LDS Church’s media outlets to eventually reach hundreds of millions of people worldwide. For a full report of this lecture, see Insights 30/2 (2010).

Keywords: Book of Mormon; reviews; United States; geography; revelation
ID = [66972]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Hamblin, William J. “The Latest Straw Man.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 2 (1995): 82-92.
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The failure of those who reject the historicity of the Book of Mormon to respond cogently to the increasing body of evidence and argument supporting historicity is becoming painfully apparent. Stephen E. Thompson’s recent review of Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6/1 (1994) is one of the most recent examples of this "straw man" approach.

Keywords: 19th Century Literature; Apologetics; Argument; Evidence; Historicity; Straw Man
ID = [2913]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 25405  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Holmes, Reed M. “Latter Day Saints? Oh Yes—I’ve Heard about You”. Independence MO: Herald House,n.d.
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Sets forth the beliefs of the RLDS church, including belief in the Book of Mormon. It is not an evil book, but a book to bring Jews and Gentiles to Christ. The Book of Mormon condemns polygamy.

ID = [77375]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Millet, Robert L., and Noel B. Reynolds. Latter-day Christianity: 10 Basic Issues. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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With the rapid and visible growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was inevitable that doctrinal differences would arise between the Latter-day Saints and people of other faiths. Members of the LDS Church profess to be Christians, yet others doubt or do not understand this claim.
The contributors to Latter-day Christianity hope that the 10 essays contained in this full-color, illustrated book will help Latter-day Saints who want to explain their beliefs and will be useful to people outside the LDS Church who want a simple and clear statement of those beliefs. The essays address such topics as whether Latter-day Saints are Christian and what they believe about God, the Bible, personal revelation, human deification, salvation, and proselytization.

ID = [6988]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 85474  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Smith, Elbert A. The Latter-Day Glory,. number 9 of The Angel Message Series. Independence, MO: Herald Publishing House,n.d.
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This pamphlet recounts the first vision and then gives a reprint of the Church History account of Moroni’s visit to Joseph Smith. Contains historical data concerning the organization of the Church and Church history.

ID = [78536]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Pratt, Orson. “The Latter-Day Kingdom of God—Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon—External Testimony.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 13. 1871, 124–138.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in The Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, April 10, 1870. Reported By: David W. Evans.

ID = [29023]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1870-04-10  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 50026  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:38
Griffin, Tyler J. “Latter-day Lessons from Alma 30: Recognizing and Combating Anti-Christ Teachings and Tactics.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32658]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 46601  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:37
Nicholson, John. The Latter-day Prophet. Liverpool: William Budge, 1880.
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Writes concerning the need for a true prophet. The Book of Mormon was given by the power of God to clarify misunderstood passages in the Bible. Isaiah foretold of Martin Harris’s visit to Professor Anthon. The Book of Mormon is the story of the ancient American inhabitants, whose descendants are receiving the truth in vast numbers.

ID = [78537]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1880-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
“Latter-day Prophets Have Emphasized Book’s Worth.” Church News 58 (2 January 1988): 5.
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A listing of brief testimonies regarding the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon by Church Presidents, from Joseph Smith to Ezra Taft Benson.

ID = [79681]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Morrison, Alexander B. “The Latter-day Saint Concept of Canon.” In Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 1–16. Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2001.
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Traditional Christianity struggled for many years to define its canon, to determine which of its writings were sacred, inspired, and authoritative. The Latter-day Saint concept of canon differs from that of other Christians. In addition to the Bible, the Latter-day Saint canon includes the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. These “standard works” provide a measuring rod by which we can judge other texts and statements. But while we have a canon, we nevertheless believe that God continues to make known His will through the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—men we sustain as prophets, seers, and revelators. Inspired by the Holy Ghost, their decisions are to be made in unity (D&C 107:27). We as Church members also need the Holy Ghost in order to recognize scriptural power in their words, and we can be comforted in the Lord’s promise that the President of the Church will never lead us astray.

ID = [2628]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,moses,rsc-books  Size: 36474  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:35
Woods, Fred E. “The Latter-day Saint Edition of the King James Bible.” In The King James Bible and the Restoration, edited by Kent P. Jackson, 260–280. Provo, UT and Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book and BYU Religious Studies Center, 2011.
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During the early 1970s, a practical need arose for a Latter-day Saint edition of the King James Bible. As explained by George A. Horton Jr., director of curriculum production and distribution for the Church Educational System, three different Bibles were in circulation among Church members—one for adults, one for seminary students, and one for Primary children. Not only did this system create an element of chaos, but it also increased costs. [1] About this time, the Spirit of the Lord seemed to be hovering over several people in various organizations within the Church. Two of these people were Horton and his colleague Grant E. Barton, who was then serving as a member of the newly formed Meetinghouse Library Committee. [2] Horton and Barton were neighbors who carpooled together to the Church Office Building, using the occasion to discuss a desire to have one Bible as well as teaching aids for an LDS edition. [3] Barton, Horton, and another colleague decided to survey various organizations of the Church to help them decide “what the ideal characteristics/features would be of the ideal Bible that would be used by all.”

ID = [2667]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,moses,rsc-books  Size: 47601  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:36
Howard, Richard P. “Latter-day Saint Scriptures and the Doctrine of Propositional Revelation.” Courage: A Journal of History, Thought and Action 1 (June 1971): 209-26.
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Proposes that revelation is nonpropositional and does not reveal objective truths or doctrines.

ID = [79683]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1971-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Howard, Richard P. “Latter-day Saint Scriptures and the Doctrine of Propositional Revelation.” In The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture, edited by Dan Vogel, 1-18. Salt Lake City: Signature, 1990.
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Proposes that revelation is nonpropositional and does not reveal objective truths or doctrines.

ID = [79682]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Morrish, William John. The Latter-day Saints and the Book of Mormon. A Few Words of Warning from a Minister to His Flock. Ledbury, England: J. Gibbs Jr., 15 October 1840.
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An argument against the LDS and the Book of Mormon, warning people against the movement. Explains the contents of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78538]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Morrish, William John. The Latter-day Saints and the Book of Mormon. A Few Words of Warning from a Minister to His Flock. Ledbury, England: J. Gibbs Jr., September 1840.
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As a minister concerned to protect his congregation against “all erroneous and strange doctrines, contrary to God’s word,” the author tells the popular Spaulding-Ridgon story as the explanation for the Book of Mormon. The Book is a deception, and its doctrines are contrary to the true Gospel.

ID = [78539]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Roberts, B. H. “Latter-day Saints Have Important Message to Deliver Concerning Personality of God and Plan of Salvation.” Deseret News (27 May 1922): 12.
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Sets forth the necessity of sharing the restored gospel knowledge with others. Mormonism has a unique understanding of God and man’s purpose. He expounds upon 2 Nephi 2:25; discusses the prophecies in the Book of Mormon concerning the gentiles and America.

ID = [79684]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1922-05-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Whalen, William J. The Latter-day Saints in the Modern Day World. New York: John Day Company, 1964.
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Writes concerning the book’s origins, contents, witnesses, and anachronisms. Believes that the book is a “remarkable document” and yet states that Joseph Smith could have created it.

ID = [78540]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1964-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Berrett, William Edwin. The Latter-day Saints: A Contemporary History of the Church of Jesus Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1985.
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Pages 35-76 contain Joseph Smith’s account of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, visitations of heavenly beings, obtaining the gold plates, the mode of translation of the plates, and related historical items.

ID = [78541]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Ensign. “Latter-day Scriptures in Two More Languages.” Ensign March 1990.
ID = [49460]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 835  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:13
Watson, Wingfield. “Latter-day Signs, The Book of Mormon.” Lyons: n.p., 1897.
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The Book of Mormon fulfills the promise that the gospel would be preached in all the world (Matthew 24:14). In spite of the “army of sectarian preachers” who combine against it, the Book of Mormon will spread throughout the earth. Signs and wonders will follow those who believe. The gospel is the same in the Book of Mormon as in the New Testament, but the Book of Mormon clarifies passages that are difficult to understand. It is also warning voice.

ID = [77966]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1897-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Pope, John Keith. Launching the Lehi. San Francisco: Academy Phototype Service, 1955.
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Pope foretells an expedition that will sail on a raft without food or water from Saudi Arabia to Guatemala, manned by a crew of five or six persons. The purpose of the trip is to show that a voyage such as the one that brought Lehi and his family to America is possible.

ID = [77967]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1955-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Packer, Boyd K. “‘The Law and the Light’” In The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.,, 1–31. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.
ID = [36844]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 55126  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Welch, John W. “Law and War in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 46-102. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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“The present study explores internally and comparatively several points of interaction between law and war in the Book of Mormon. Within the Book of Mormon, one can observe the effects of war on the normal affairs of Nephite government, the nature of their laws and norms pertaining to the conduct of war itself, and the use of armed forces in maintaining domestic order. One may also compare and contrast the Nephite experience with that of their Israelite relatives.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, parallels with ancient Near East; Law and order; Book of Mormon
ID = [82132]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Shannon, Avram R. “Law of God/God of Law: The Law of Moses in Alma’s Teachings to Corianton.” In Give Ear to My Words, eds. Kerry Hull, Nicholas J. Frederick, and Hank R. Smith. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [34075]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 51452  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Peterson, H. Donl. “The Law of Justice and the Law of Mercy.” 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 = [36789]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 23613  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Welch, John W. “The Law of Mosiah.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; King Mosiah; Law of Mosiah; Laws; Legal; Reign of the Judges
ID = [66487]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Williams, James G. “The Law of the Book of Mormon.” American Law Review 34 (1900): 219-23.
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Claims that the Book of Mormon is a product of plagiarism from the earlier historical romance of Spaulding. The laws given by Mosiah bear a close resemblance to laws existent in the United States. The most interesting law was against the practice of polygamy, which many Mormons practiced in 1900.

ID = [80512]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1900-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Van Orden, Bruce A. “The Law of Witnesses in 2 Nephi.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 307–21. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36882]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 28698  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Thomas, David A. “A Law upon Which All Blessings Are Predicated.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, June 3, 2008.
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One of the really important things we should think about each day is the blessings we have received and whether those blessings seem to be coming to us in response to our obedience to laws and commandments of the Lord. We should always remember to express our gratitude for these blessings. I think this is helpful to think about, even though, as King Benjamin put it, we will always be “unprofitable servants”—that is, always in debt to our Father in Heaven.

Keywords: Blessings
ID = [69631]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2008-06-03  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:02
Keller, Roger R. “Laws and Commandments in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Roger Keller explores what it means to keep the commandments of God. He looks to the Book of Mormon and analyzes passages related to laws and commandments and concludes that there are significant differences in the ways words like law and command are used by various authors of the Book of Mormon. Keller suggests that all laws and commandments given by God to his people lead to one commandment: “Come unto Christ.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Jesus Christ
ID = [8409]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Welch, John W. “The Laws of Eshnunna and Nephite Economics.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 147-149. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Economics; Economy; Laws; Legal
ID = [75674]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 4045  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15 (1, 15 January, 1, 15 February, 1 March 1880): 5, 22-23, 27-28, 46-47, 59.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

ID = [80513]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 1 (1880): 5.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

Keywords: Laws, Legal, Nephite, Nephite Government
ID = [75908]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 1 (1880): 5.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

Keywords: Laws, Legal, Nephite, Nephite Government
ID = [76522]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites (Concluded).” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 4 (1880): 59.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

Keywords: Laws, Legal, Nephite Government
ID = [75912]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites (Concluded).” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 4 (1880): 59.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

Keywords: Laws, Legal, Nephite Government
ID = [76523]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites: Liberty of Conscience.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 4 (1880): 46-47.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

Keywords: Capital Punishment, Laws, Legal, Liberty
ID = [75911]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-02-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites: Liberty of Conscience.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 4 (1880): 46-47.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

Keywords: Capital Punishment, Laws, Legal, Liberty
ID = [76524]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-02-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites: Nephite Law in the Days of the Judges.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 3 (1880): 27-28.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

Keywords: Chief Judge, Judgeship, Laws, Legal, Nephite Government, Reign of the Judges
ID = [75910]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites: Nephite Law in the Days of the Judges.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 3 (1880): 27-28.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

Keywords: Chief Judge, Judgeship, Laws, Legal, Nephite Government, Reign of the Judges
ID = [76525]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites: The Nephites Under the Kings.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 2 (1880): 22-23.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

Keywords: Kingship, Laws, Legal, Nephite, Nephite Government
ID = [75909]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-01-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Laws of the Nephites: The Nephites Under the Kings.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 2 (1880): 22-23.
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Discusses the Nephite political system under the monarchy and judges. Also considers legal matters under the judges, such as procedures for being heard as the “voice of the people,” various sanctions for crime, and treatment of prisoners of war.

Keywords: Kingship, Laws, Legal, Nephite, Nephite Government
ID = [76526]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-01-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Balli, Tyler. “LDS Hispanic Americans and Lamanite Identity.” Religious Educator Vol. 19 no. 3 (2018).
ID = [38383]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2018-01-03  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 58767  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
Parry, Donald W., and Dana M. Pike, eds. LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
ID = [2520]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,moses,old-test  Size: 360742  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:35
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “LDS Perspectives Podcast: Book of Mormon Central with Neal Rappleye.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 19, 2016.
ID = [5406]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-10-19  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 582  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:05
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “LDS Perspectives Podcast: Lehi in America with Brant Gardner.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 24, 2016.
ID = [5410]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-11-24  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 1053  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:05
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “LDS Perspectives Podcast: Nephi and Isaiah with Joseph Spencer.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 11, 2016.
ID = [5408]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-11-11  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 1352  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:05
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “LDS Perspectives Podcast: The Book of Mormon as Literature.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 25, 2017.
ID = [5411]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-01-25  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 1415  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:05
“LDS Scholar, Scientist Weigh In on Talk Radio DNA Debate.” Insights 26, no. 2 (2006).
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On 23 February 2006 BYU professor Daniel C. Peterson and DNA scientist John M. Butler were interviewed on the Hugh Hewitt radio program concerning DNA and the Book of Mormon. One week earlier, the Los Angeles Times had run a front-page story on how human DNA studies contradict the Book of Mormon because they suggest an Asian ancestry for people native to the Americas; and on that same day the Times reporter, William Lobdell, was a guest on Hewitt’s program.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; LDS scholar; culture; tradition
ID = [66809]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Jones, Carl Hugh. “An LDS View of the Apparent Jomon-Valdivia Contact.” Society for Early Historic Archaeology Newsletter 115 (8 September 1969): 4-6.
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Discusses possible travel routes of the Book of Mormon peoples. Points out that other groups may well have landed in the Americas.

ID = [79011]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1969-09-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
, ed. LDS Views on Early Christianity and Apocrypha. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2013.
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This compilation of articles exploring topics related to early Christianity is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies. This volume features articles on the Apocalypse of Peter, the Apocalypse of Adam, the Gospel of Judas, the development of the doctrines of God and creation, early Christian prayer circles, Masada fragments and the Qumran scrolls, and much more. Contents “Rediscovering Ancient Christianity” C. Wilfred Griggs “The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Mormon Perspective” S. Kent Brown “The Apocalypse of Peter: Introduction and Translation” S. Kent Brown and C. Wilfred Griggs “The Apocalypse of Adam” Stephen E. Robinson “The ‘Hymn of the Pearl’: An Ancient Counterpart to ‘O My Father’” John W. Welch and James V. Garrison “A Latter-day Saint Colloquium on the Gospel of Judas: A Note from the Editor” “A Latter-day Saint Colloquium on the Gospel of Judas: Media and Message” Richard N. Holzapfel “The Manuscript of the Gospel of Judas” S. Kent Brown “The ‘Unhistorical’ Gospel of Judas” Thomas A. Wayment “The Gnostic Context of the Gospel of Judas” Gaye Strathearn “Judas in the New Testament, the Restoration, and the Gospel of Judas” Frank F. Judd Jr. “The Apocryphal Judas Revisited” John W. Welch “The Expanding Gospel” Hugh W. Nibley “Ex Nihilo: The Development of the Doctrines of God and Creation in Early Christianity” Keith E. Norman “Clothed Upon: A Unique Aspect of Christian Antiquity” Blake T. Ostler “The Early Christian Prayer Circle” Hugh Nibley “The Masada Fragments, the Qumran Scrolls, and the New Testament” David Rolph Seely “The Noncanonical Sayings of Jesus” Stephen E. Robinson “Understanding Christian Baptism through the Book of Mormon” Noel B. Reynolds “‘With the Voice Together Shall They Sing’” Laurence P. Hemming “The Passing of the Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme” Hugh Nibley

ID = [75292]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,new-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
, ed. LDS Views on the Old Testament and Apocrypha. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2014.
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This compilation of articles exploring topics related to the Old Testament is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies. This volume features articles on the Hebrew Bible at the end of the first century, the prophetic commission of Enoch, Joseph as a type of Christ, Moses typology in the Book of Mormon, the Book of Enoch, the Ezekiel Mural at Dura Europos, Psalm 22, singular and plural address in the scriptures, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and more. Contents “Sacred Books: The Canon of the Hebrew Bible at the End of the First Century” Robert L. Maxwell “A Prologue to Genesis: Moses 1 in Light of Jewish Traditions” E. Douglas Clark “Behold I” by Kent P. Jackson “The Narrative Call Pattern in the Prophetic Commission of Enoch (Moses 6)” Stephen D. Ricks “Joseph as a Type of Christ in Syriac Literature” Kristian S. Heal “The Israelite Background of Moses Typology in the Book of Mormon” Noel B. Reynolds “Elisha and the Children: The Question of Accepting Prophetic Succession” Fred E. Woods “The Ezekiel Mural at Dura Europos: A Witness of Ancient Jewish Mysteries?” Jeffrey M. Bradshaw “‘Wisdom’ (Philosophy) in the Holy Bible” David H. Yarn Jr. “The Psalm 22:16 Controversy: New Evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls” Shon Hopkin “‘My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me’” Shon Hopkin “Temple Worship and a Possible Reference to a Prayer Circle in Psalm 24” Donald W. Parry “‘The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord’: The Anatomy of an Expression” Dana M. Pike “Singular and Plural Address in the Scriptures” James R. Rasband “A Bibliography of LDS Publications on the Old Testament (1830–2005)”

ID = [75293]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Crowell, Angela M. “Lead Us Not into Temptation: A Hebrew Idiom.” Zarahemla Record 17, 18 (Summer/Fall 1982): 13.
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Quotes several biblical scholars in support of Joseph Smith’s translation of the Lord’s prayer (3 Nephi 13:12), which differs slightly from Matthew’s account (Matthew 6:14).

ID = [79685]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1982-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Nibley, Hugh W. “Leaders and Managers.” Commencement at Brigham Young University, August 19, 1983.
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“Twenty-three years ago on this same occasion, I gave the opening prayer, in which I said: ‘We have met here today clothed in the black robes of a false priesthood.’ Many have asked me since whether I really said such a shocking thing, but nobody has ever asked what I meant by it. Why not? Well, some knew the answer already, and as for the rest, we do not question things at the BYU. But for my own relief, I welcome this opportunity to explain: a ‘false priesthood’?”

ID = [1211]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1983-08-19  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:25
Avant, Gerry. “Leaders Continue Legacy.” Church News 58 (30 July 1988): 14.
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Nephites follow common cultural trend in naming their sons after noble ancestors or leaders.

ID = [79686]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-07-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
“Leaders Thanked, Books Presented.” Church News 57 (28 February 1990): 7.
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Personalized copies of the Book of Mormon were given to members of the Virginia State Legislature in a gesture to thank public servants.

ID = [79687]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1990-02-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Mdletshe, Khumbulani Desmond. “Leadership Lessons from the Book of Mormon: Nephi as a Case Study.” Religious Educator Vol. 20 no. 1 (2019).
ID = [38372]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 35515  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
Uchtdorf, Dieter F. “Learn from Alma and Amulek.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2016.
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It is my hope that those who have strayed from the path of discipleship will see with their hearts and learn from Alma and Amulek.

ID = [22714]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2016-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 11414  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:12
Uchtdorf, Dieter F. “Learn from Alma and Amulek.” Ensign, November 2016.
ID = [61704]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2016-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11490  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:01
Folsom, Marvin H., and Alan F. Keele. Learn German through the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1978.
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Contains nine lessons for learning German using the German translation of the Book of Mormon as the text. Each lesson contains different rules of grammar plus exercises.

ID = [77968]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Leahy, Sean. “‘Learned’ and ‘Unlearned’ Reading in The Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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In recalling his “First Vision” in 1820, Joseph Smith writes of the “anxieties” over the “contests of [the] parties of religionists” that drove him to seek solace in scripture and “attempt to pray vocally” for the first time in his young life. Smith describes turning to the Epistle of James, a reading that precipitated his calling out for an answer to his “anxieties.” The reply to Smith’s “vocal” prayer initiated a course of events that ultimately led to the publication of The Book of Mormon in March 1830. Since then, the story of the plates whose translation constitutes the text The Book of Mormon has provoked nearly as much-if not more-attention than the exceedingly complex narrative itself. The experience of reading the text poses challenges, though not because of its tedium (as Mark Twain suggested) or the demands it places on one’s willingness to suspend disbelief; instead, the challenges it poses derive, I will argue, from the way in which reading itself is figured in the text. This paper intends to take up the problem of reading and The Book of Mormon, which I believe the text presents but does not fully resolve.

ID = [81909]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Rappleye, Neal. “Learning Nephi’s Language: Creating a Context for 1 Nephi 1:2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 16 (2015): 151-159.
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It was not long after the Book of Mormon was published before Nephi’s statement that he wrote using “the learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians” (1 Nephi 1:2) started raising eyebrows. It has continued to perplex even the best LDS scholars, who have put forward no fewer than five different interpretations of the passage. Some have even pointed out that there seems to be no logical reason for Nephi’s statement, since anyone who could read the text would know what language it was written in.
I suggest that the reason the phrase has remained hard to interpret is that Nephi’s statement continues to be interpreted without any context. And this is so despite the fact that Egyptian writing by Israelite scribes has been known and attested to in Nephi’s very time period since at least the 1960s. Though Latter-day Saint scholars have known and written about these writings, they have generally used them just as evidence for the Book of Mormon or to bolster support for preexisting theories about Nephi’s language, rather than using those texts to create a context in which Nephi’s statement can be interpreted.

ID = [4231]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 21814  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:55
Crowell, Angela M. “The Learning of the Jews.” Zarahemla Record 41 (February 1989): 2.
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Explains the use of adieu at the end of Jacob. Although a French word, its use is justiied by its deinition and as a itting ending for the chiasmus in the last verse of Jacob.

ID = [80514]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Crowell, Angela M. “The Learning of the Jews.” Zarahemla Record 47 (February 1990): 2.
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Examines the difference between the Joseph Smith Translation and the Book of Mormon version of the Lord’s Prayer (3 Nephi 5:10-15). The author explains that Hebrew idiomatic usage resolves the differences.

ID = [80515]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Treat, Raymond C., and Mary K. Leeding. “The Learning of the Jews. The Purpose Principle in Action: Why Heads.” Zarahemla Record 42 (April 1989): 3.
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According to the “purpose principle,” everything in the Book of Mormon is there for a purpose. In Jacob 1:4 Jacob writes that he should engraven the heads of preaching, revelation, or prophesying on the plates. As used here, “heads” is a Hebraism meaning the most important or best of such teachings.

ID = [80517]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Treat, Raymond C., and Mary K. Leeding. “The Learning of the Jews. The Purpose Principle in Action: Why Heads.” In Recent Book of Mormon Development, Articles from Zarahemla Record, 2:42-43. Independence, MO: Zarahemla Research Foundation, 1992.
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According to the “purpose principle,” everything in the Book of Mormon is there for a purpose. In Jacob 1:4 Jacob writes that he should engraven the heads of preaching, revelation, or prophesying on the plates. As used here, “heads” is a Hebraism meaning the most important or best of such teachings.

ID = [80516]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
“The Learning of the Peoples of the Book of Mormon.” Relief Society Magazine 5 (September 1918): 534.
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The Book of Mormon peoples had access to the early teachings of the Bible. They had great opportunities of learning and built complex and important civilizations. The tedious task of record keeping on plates of metal seriously hampered their ability to pass on their learning.

ID = [80518]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Hutchins, Zachary McLeod. “‘I Lead the Way, like Columbus’: Joseph Smith, Genocide, and Revelatory Ambiguity.” In Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon, edited by Elizabeth Fenton, and Jared Hickman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
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This introduction gives an overview of the Book of Mormon and its origins. It describes the unique aspects the Book of Mormon presents to Americanist literary critics, including that of its claim to divine origin, its anachronism, and its centrality to the foundation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, American setting; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [82101]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Ensign. “Learning Together: A Preview of the Year Ahead.” Ensign September 1973.
ID = [41821]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1973-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4751  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:38
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 100—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 15–18.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 155—64.
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Also called “Sacrament Prayers; Implications of the Sermon at the Temple.“
Finishing up the last few elements in the Sermon at the Temple and considering some implications.

ID = [1544]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 38515  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 101—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 19–4 Nephi 1.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 165—74.
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Also called “Understanding the Sermon at the Temple; Zion Society.“
It seems that there are wide-ranging implications for our lives and for our understanding of the Book of Mormon, other scripture, the temple, and a lot of other things as a result of our understanding of the Sermon at the Temple.

ID = [1545]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 38944  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 102—Book of Mormon—4 Nephi 1.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 175—86.
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Also called “Zion Society.“
Every book in the Book of Mormon is the most marvelous in the world, but this is really something. They’re all like this, but this is a particularly important book. Of course, I’m referring to that miraculous work, 4 Nephi.

ID = [1546]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 46788  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 103—Book of Mormon—4 Nephi 1.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 187—98.
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Also called “Prayer; Peace; Prosperity.“
A continuation of the previous lecture on 4 Nephi.

ID = [1547]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 44773  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 104—Book of Mormon—4 Nephi 1:27–Mormon 2.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 199—210.
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Also called “Church Growth and Decline; Mormon Leads the Nephites.“
We’re following the sad declension by which the earthly paradise in 4 Nephi declined into the type of living hell which we find in many part of the world today. this is one of the most valuable texts we have in the world. There’s nothing like it. It shows us step by step exactly how it happens.

ID = [1548]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 47012  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 105—Book of Mormon—Mormon 2–5.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 211—22.
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Also called “Conflicts between the Nephites and Lamanites.“
From now on we really plunge into the depths.

ID = [1549]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 44624  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 106—Book of Mormon—Mormon 1–5.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 223—34.
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Also called “Wickedness in War.“
The whole book of Mormon is a haunting book. It can’t leave you alone. The questions are, are the Nephites stubbornly bent on doing the wrong thing? What is this everlasting harping on repentance? What is the wickedness that the Nephites must repent of?

ID = [1550]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 49801  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 107—Book of Mormon—Mormon 8–9.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 235—46.
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Also called “Extinction of Moroni’s People; Roman Satire; Spiritual Gifts.“
Here you’ll notice Moroni takes up the story. He picks up the record at his father’s command and takes over the record at this time. This has all happened after Cumorah. This is about A.D. 401, so this is fifteen years after Cumorah. He writes the rest of Mormon’s book.

ID = [1551]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 51114  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 108—Book of Mormon—Mormon 9.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 247—58.
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Also called “The Book of Mormon and the Ruins.“
You can’t be neutral about the word fo the Lord. You can’t laugh it off exactly, and you can’t argue with it and get angry. No, just despise it. We don’t even consider that stuff. The only way you can reject it is to despise it.

ID = [1552]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 46914  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 109—Book of Mormon—Ether 1–2.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 259—70.
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Also called “The Epic Literature of the Book of Ether.“
Ether left his tracks in the sand, but it was the brother of Jared that left most of them.

ID = [1553]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 49513  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 10: (Dead Sea Scrolls) - The Book of Mormon and the Dead Sea Scrolls.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 140-155. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Bar Kokhba Letters; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls
ID = [75744]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 10—Book of Mormon—Dead Sea Scrolls.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 111—22. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Book of Mormon and the Dead Sea Scrolls.“
Now we are going to talk about the Book of Mormon and the Jews in the light of the new discoveries (the Dead Sea Scrolls).

Keywords: Bar Kokhba Letters; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls
ID = [1265]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley,old-test  Size: 44736  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 110—Book of Mormon—Ether 7–14.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 271—82.
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Also called “Struggle for Power.“
Everybody was moving around. (The first few minutes of this lecture were not recorded.)

ID = [1554]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 43274  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 111—Book of Mormon—Ether 2–8.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 283—94.
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Also called “The Boats of the Jaredites.“
In cartoons, the bad guys are bad because they’re fighting the good guys, and teh good guys are good because they’re fighting the bad guys. That’s the only reason that’s ever given. Well, that’s the story of the Jaredites, isn’t it: the good guys and the bad guys fighting with no in-betweens. We’ll see more of that here.

ID = [1555]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 48460  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 112—Book of Mormon—Moroni 1–10.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 295 to end.
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Also called “Formula of Faith, Hope, and Charity; Gifts.“
In Moroni 1:1, Moroni tells us that he’s writing an appendix to the Book of Mormon. He hadn’t intended to write any more, but he had some time on his hands. He ended it with the Jaredites. That’s where it should end, back there, showing that they suffered the same things. Well, I’m going to skip to just the high points here, and then I may go back to some others.

ID = [1556]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size: 47717  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 11: 1 Nephi 4–7 - Scripture and Family.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 156-172. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ishmael; Ishmael' s Daughters; Ishmael' s Wife; Jerusalem (Old World); Laban; Lachish Letters; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Sacrament; Serekh Scroll; Sons of Ishmael; Zoram (Servant of Laban)
ID = [75745]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 11—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 4—7, Scripture and Family.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 123—36. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Keywords: Ishmael; Ishmael\'s Daughters; Ishmael\'s Wife; Jerusalem (Old World); Laban; Lachish Letters; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Sacrament; Serekh Scroll; Sons of Ishmael; Zoram (Servant of Laban)
ID = [1266]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 49382  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 12: 1 Nephi 8–11 - The Tree of Life.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 173-189. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Copper Scroll; Dream; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Tree of Life; Vision
ID = [75746]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 12—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 8—11, The Tree of Life.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 137—50. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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A discussion about the Tree of Life.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Copper Scroll; Dream; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Tree of Life; Vision
ID = [1267]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 49069  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 13: 1 Nephi 12–14 - Nephi’s Vision.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 190-207. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Dream; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Promised Land; Prophecy; Tree of Life; Vision
ID = [75747]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 13—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 12—14, Nephi’s Vision.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 151—64. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We were noting that chapter ten of 1 Nephi deals with the Jaws. Chapter eleven does something else. Chapter twelve deals with the New World version: Israel in the New World, the Book of Mormon people. Chapter thirteen deals with the Gentiles and the whole world; it takes the world view.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Dream; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Promised Land; Prophecy; Tree of Life; Vision
ID = [1268]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 53479  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 14: 1 Nephi 15–16 - The Liahona and Murmurings in the Wilderness.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 208-224. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Liahona; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Wilderness
ID = [75748]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 14—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 15—16.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 165—78. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Liahona and Murmurings in the Wilderness.“
We start out with the last place to look if we want to find information. It starts out, “I returned to the tent of my father.“

Keywords: Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Liahona; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Wilderness
ID = [1269]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 47352  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 15: 1 Nephi 17–19, 22 - Toward a Promised Land.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 225-242. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Shipbuilding; Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [75749]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 15—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 17—19, 22; Toward the Promised Land.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 179—92. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Now, we’ve got the seventeenth chapter, the seventh verse, when the Lord says, you will make a boat: “Thou shalt construct a ship.“ He didn’t have time to scout around for the necessary metals. The Lord told him, I can tell you where to get them. We said they were adept in ores: where to find ores, and how to make the bellows.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Shipbuilding; Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [1270]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 53709  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 16: 2 Nephi 1–4 - ‘Encircled . . . in the Arms of His Love’: Oneness with God and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 243-259. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Promised Land
ID = [75750]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 16—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 1—4, Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 193—206. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “’Encircled . . . in the Arms of His Love’: Oneness with God and the Atonement.“
We start out with 2 Nephi, and we really get into some pretty deep stuff.

Keywords: Atonement; Promised Land
ID = [1271]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 48429  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 17: 2 Nephi 2 - The Law and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 260-276. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Law of Moses
ID = [75751]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 17—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 2, The Law and The Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 207—20. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We are on the second chapter of 2 Nephi, perhaps the hardest chapter in the book. It’s about the Law of Moses.

Keywords: Atonement; Law of Moses
ID = [1272]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 49118  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 18: 2 Nephi 3–8 - Lehi’s Family: Blessings and Conflict.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 277-293. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Brass Plates; Genealogy; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Psalm of Nephi; Skin Color; Temple Worship
ID = [75752]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 18—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 3—8.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 221—34. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Lehi’s Family: Blessings and Conflict.“
2 Nephi 3 is a genealogical chapter, and it has strange phenomena in it which occur in genealogy all the time.

Keywords: Brass Plates; Genealogy; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Psalm of Nephi; Skin Color; Temple Worship
ID = [1273]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 51731  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 19: 2 Nephi 9 - Jacob’s Teachings on the Atonement and Judgment.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 294-310. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Judgment
ID = [75753]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 19—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 9 The Atonement and Judgment.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 235—48. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Jacob’s Teachings on the Atonement and Judgment.“
The Book of Mormon was hand-delivered by an angel. There’s every evidence that it was, so let’s look at it.

Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Judgment
ID = [1274]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 49730  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 1: Introduction - The Book of Mormon—Like Nothing Else.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 1-14. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Mormon Translation
ID = [75735]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 1—Book of Mormon—Like Nothing Else.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 1—10. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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An introduction to Hugh Nibley’s Teachings of the Book of Mormon class.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Mormon Translation
ID = [1256]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 39721  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 20: 2 Nephi 25 - The Jews and Jerusalem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 311-326. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Isaiah (Book); Isaiah (Prophet); Native Americans; Prophecy
ID = [75754]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 20—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 25, The Jews and Jerusalem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 249—60. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We have come to those chapters where Nephi talks about Isaiah. He gives his explanation in chapter 25, and that’s what interests us.

Keywords: Isaiah (Book); Isaiah (Prophet); Native Americans; Prophecy
ID = [1275]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 44140  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 21: 2 Nephi 25–28 - Nephi’s Prophecy of Our Times.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 327-344. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy
ID = [75755]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 21—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 25—28, Nephi’s Prophecy of Our Times.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 261—74. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Now, Nephi is in his prophetic vein, and he is going to take us all the way.

Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy
ID = [1276]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 52846  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 22: 2 Nephi 29–31 - Scripture and Canon.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 345-362. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Apocrypha; Canon; Prophecy; Pseudepigrapha
ID = [75756]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 22—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 29—31, Scripture and Canon.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 275—88. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We are on 2 Nephi 29. The Lord is talking about when He sets His hand again in these last days the second time to recover His people. There are no “God’s privileged people.“ He loves one as much as the other.

Keywords: Apocrypha; Canon; Prophecy; Pseudepigrapha
ID = [1277]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 52835  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 23: 2 Nephi 32–33; Jacob 1–2 - Rejecting the Word of God.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 363-379. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Strait and Narrow Path
ID = [75757]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 23—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 32—33; Jacob 1—2.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 289—302. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Rejecting the Word of God.“
We are on 2 Nephi 32, and are things going downhill fast. Here’s the first generation that has already gone bad, and Nephi is just terribly depressed. He ends on a down note, and then his brother Jacob takes it up.

Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Strait and Narrow Path
ID = [1278]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 51302  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 24: Jacob 3–4 - Filthiness and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 380-396. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75758]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 24—Book of Mormon—Jacob 3—4, Filthiness and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 303—17 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We’re on the book of Jacob. I’ve decided that more than any book in the Book of Mormon this has the ring of absolute truth, historical and everything else.

Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi)
ID = [1279]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 49554  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 25: Jacob 5–7; Enos - The Olive Tree; The Challenge of Sherem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 397-412. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Enos (Son of Jacob); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Sherem; Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [75759]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 25—Book of Mormon—Jacob 5—7; Enos.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 317—29 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Olive Tree; The Challenge of Sherem.“
In the fourth chapter of Jacob he rings the gong in verses 13 and 14. What he is talking about here is absolutely basic. Notice that verse 13 is one philosophy of life, and verse 14 is the other philosophy of life.

Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Enos (Son of Jacob); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Sherem; Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [1280]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 48440  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 26: Enos; Jarom; Omni - The Struggle of Enos.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 413-429. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Enos (Son of Jacob); Jarom (Son of Enos); Omni (Son of Jarom)
ID = [75760]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 26—Book of Mormon—Enos, Jarom, Omni.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 329—42 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Struggle of Enos.“
Enos is an important book. It’s just one chapter, you notice, but what a chapter!

Keywords: Enos (Son of Jacob); Jarom (Son of Enos); Omni (Son of Jarom)
ID = [1281]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 50112  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 27: Omni; Words of Mormon; Mosiah 1 - The End of the Small Plates; The Coronation of Mosiah.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 430-447. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Amaleki (Son of Abinadom); King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Mosiah the Elder; Mulekite; Phoenicians; Small Plates of Nephi
ID = [75761]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 27—Book of Mormon—Omni, Words of Mormon, Mosiah 1.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 343—56 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The End of the Small Plates; The Coronation of Mosiah.“
Well, now we’ve got to the point where in one verse they take care of the history of a larger people than the Nephites. It simply says they crossed the ocean and landed here, and that was that.

Keywords: Amaleki (Son of Abinadom); King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Mosiah the Elder; Mulekite; Phoenicians; Small Plates of Nephi
ID = [1282]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 51942  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 28: Mosiah 1–2 - King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 448-463. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
ID = [75762]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 28—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 1—2, King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 357—70 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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What we have here is a very good lesson on the subject of fear and trembling.

Keywords: King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
ID = [1283]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 49130  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 29: Mosiah 3–5 - King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 464-482. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Covenant; King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
ID = [75763]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 29—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 3—5, King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 371—84 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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King Benjamin’s speech and why it’s important, part 1.

Keywords: Covenant; King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
ID = [1284]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 56710  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 2: Introduction - Nephi’s Heritage.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 15-28. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75736]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 2—Book of Mormon—Nephi’s Heritage.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 11—22. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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There are certain things about the Book of Mormon that we must notice at the beginning to get off on the right foot. . . . The opening of the Book of Mormon concerns our people, and it concerns also our world. To start, this lecture looks at the biographical nature of 1 Nephi and moves on to Nephi’s heritage and legacy.

Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 30—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 6.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 1—12.
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Also called “Kingship; Covenants.“
A discussion about Mosiah 6 and what it has to do with Mosiah’s kingship and the covenants the Nephites made after King Benjamin’s speech.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 31—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 7.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 13—28.
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Also called “Stable Civilizations; The Search for the Lost Colony.“
We come to chapter 7 now. The Book of Mormon tells us things we don’t like to be told. If it told us only what we wanted to hear, of course, we wouldn’t need it. But that’s the only part of the scriptures we are willing to accept. Well, here we go.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 32—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 8–10.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 29—34.
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Also called “Ammon and Limhi; The Record of Zeniff.“
We are on chapter 8 of Mosiah, and it is absolutely staggering what’s in here. We can’t stop for everything, but nevertheless it’s jammed in here.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 33—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 10–11.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 35—48.
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Also called “War and Defenses.“
We are on Mosiah 10:8, and things begin to happen that have a familiar ring. They try again here. Zeniff sent out his spies, and [the Lamanite king] is watchful and doesn’t miss a thing. This attack doesn’t go so well, but notice the situation and how they do it.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 34—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 12–14.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 49—62.
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Also called “Abinadi’s Message.“
We are on chapter 12 of Mosiah where Abinadi comes among them. He gains entrance in disguise, and once in the midst of them, he throws off the disguise. That is a common device of the prophets.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 35—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 15–16.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 63—76.
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Also called “The Fulness of the Gospel; Human Nature.“
We are told that the Book of Mormon contains the fullness of the everlasting gospel. That has often been challenged. Does it have everything in it? Well, what is the gospel? What is a fullness of the gospel?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 36—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 16–18.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 77—92.
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Also called “Abinadi and Alma.“
Now with Mosiah 17 comes a series of extremely interesting and significant stories. He really pours it on here. After Abinadi gave his sermon, what was the reaction? “The king commanded that the priests should take him and cause that he should be put to death.” And it’s very obvious why.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 37—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 19–20.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 93—108.
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Also called “King Noah; The Daughters of the Lamanites.“
King Noah is one of the most clearly drawn characters in the Book Mormon. He is drawn as a great artist would do it, by what he does and not by what he says. It’s very subtle throughout the Book of Mormon here.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 38—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 20–23.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 109—122.
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Also called “Dealing with Enemies; Kingship.“
We are on chapters 20 and 21 of Mosiah, on the important subject of how to deal with an enemy in just about every situation that comes up. It’s marvelous how these things are analyzed here. You get the impression that it really was carefully edited.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 39—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 23–26.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 123—136.
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Also called “Amulon and Alma.“
Now we come to one of the most satisfying parts of the Book of Mormon. This is what historiography should be. It’s full of drama, personality, and all sorts of things.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 3: Introduction - Geopolitics and the Rule of Tyrants, 600 B.C.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 29-42. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Politics
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 3—Book of Mormon—Geopolitics 600 BC.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 23—34. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Geopolitics and the Rule of Tyrants, 600 B.C.“
There is nothing more rmarkable about the Book of Mormon than its cultural history. It is loaded with details that give us an insight into the culture of a particular people. It describes three distinct cultures, and it describes them vividly. A look into why 600 B.C. is considered by historians to be the “pivotal year“ and what that means for the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Politics
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 40—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 26–27.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 137—150.
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Also called “Believers and Apostates.“
Mosiah 26 is an enormously important chapter, and the first verse is very impressive. Well, the first thing we notice is the tremendous speed with which things move in the Book of Mormon. This generation was alive in the time of King Benjamin, and all that has happened. It impresses one how much has happened in how short a time.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 41—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 27–29.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 151—164.
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Also called “Alma’s Conversion; Mosiah’s Translating.“
Now this story about Alma’s conversion and confrontation with the angel is immensely important. It’s as important as anything in the Book of Mormon, and it’s directly applicable to us. These things concern us very closely. The issue to be decided is this: Which world shall we take seriously? What kind of name will we give the real one?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 42—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 29–Alma 1.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 165—178.
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Also called “Treatise on Power; Priestcraft.“
We are in Mosiah 29:34 where he is talking about the king. These chapters are a magnificent treatise on power; that’s the thesis here. You won’t find a better one anywhere.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 43—Book of Mormon—Alma 1–2.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 179—190.
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Also called “Escapes; Wealth.“
Who does the escaping? and from what?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 44—Book of Mormon—Alma 2–3.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 191—204.
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Also called “Alma and Amlici.“
Things had been going very bad with the church because of Nehor, who had taken all the people away. They all thought they were the true church. Nehor did, and Alma did, too. A man by the name of Amlici thought he could “cash in” on the Nehor movement. He wanted to go all the way, become extreme right wing, and make himself king. So we have two factions facing each other.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 45—Book of Mormon—Alma 4–5.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 205—218.
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Also called “From Prosperity and Peace to Pride and Power; The Atonement.“
In the fifth year of the reign of the judges all that fighting and terrible stuff happened. Now we are in the sixth year, and everything is going pretty well. In the sixth year there were no contentions, for once. Of course there were no contentions; they were suffering too much from the setback in the wars.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 46—Book of Mormon—Alma 5.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 219—232.
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Also called “Rededication and Restitution; The Atonement.“
Now here’s the situation we have in Alma 5. Both Alma and his father had been having a constant struggle, as you know, to keep the Nephites in the path of duty. They were always drifting away, as Israel does. Could the two Almas be to blame? Were they too severe?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 47—Book of Mormon—Alma 5–10.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 233—246.
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Also called “Good and Evil; Foretelling Christ’s Birth.“
Now we’re on that long fifth chapter of Alma. In verse 53 he gets specific on something. You’ll notice in verses 40 to 43 he talks in general terms about evil and good. Verse 40: “For I say unto you that whatsoever is good cometh from God, and whatsoever is evil cometh from the devil [well, what is he talking about?]. . . . I speak in the energy of my soul.” Here he’s specific; he tells what he’s talking about in verse 53: “Can ye lay aside these things, and trample the Holy One under your feet; yea, can ye be puffed up in the pride of your hearts [now this is when he talks specifically about being evil]; yea, will ye still persist in the wearing of costly apparel and setting your hearts upon the vain things of the world, upon your riches?”

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 48—Book of Mormon—Alma 10–12.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 247—260.
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Also called “Zeezrom and Lawyers.“
Alma 10 is the legalistic chapter. It’s on legalism and lawyers. It packs a real wallop and shows immense insight.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 49—Book of Mormon—Alma 12–14.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 261—276.
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Also called “The Plan of Salvation.“
Alma 12 is perhaps the hardest chapter in the Book of Mormon. It’s the one that separates us farthest from the world. We are talking about free will, Adam’s fall, etc.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 4: Introduction - Setting the Stage, 600 B.C.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 43-57. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 4—Book of Mormon—600 B.C.: Setting the Stage.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 35—46. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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One thing to make a hort remark about is the evidence for the Book of Mormon. They talk so much about archaeological evidence that always comes up where the Book of Mormon is mentioned. If you want proof of the Book of Mormon, you must go to the Old World. You won’t find it in the New World.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Jerusalem (Old World)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 50—Book of Mormon—Alma 14–17.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 277—290.
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Also called “Alma, Amulek, and Zeezrom; Ammon among the Lamanites.“
The hardest test of all is holding back. It’s not blowing up or doing violence. This is where the Latter-day Saints historically have been repeatedly tested and stood up to the test very well. The times they didn’t go to war were the times they always won. Then the other times when they blew their tops, it was not so good. Alma is being tested here in the jail to the breaking point.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 51—Book of Mormon—Alma 17–19.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 291—304.
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Also called “War; Ammon and King Lamoni.“
You may ask why we are getting stuck on this trivial episode about the waters of Sebus, but it’s a very important part of the Book of Mormon, and a very important part of warfare.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 52—Book of Mormon—Alma 19–22.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 305—318.
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Also called “King Lamoni.“
We’re on Alma 19. These chapters that follow have a number of unusual things happening in them. But in other ages these things were not so unusual; they were sort of routine. These things sound quite fantastic in the Book of Mormon.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 53—Book of Mormon—Alma 23–27.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 319—332.
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Also called “War.“
We have a long way to go, but there are some things that are much too important to miss. What we want to get now, just to begin with, is this general situation that seems so confused—this confused situation of battles, etc., in these chapters following Alma 22.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 54—Book of Mormon—Alma 30–31.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 333—346.
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Also called “Alma and Korihor.“
Now, if there ever were authentic and inspired passages in the Book of Mormon it’s these chapters we have come to in Alma. We really have something there. Nothing in the whole wide spectrum covered by the Book of Mormon is more significant than what is laid out in Alma 30–35.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 55—Book of Mormon—Alma 32–35.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 347—360.
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Also called “Mission to the Zoramites.“
The Book of Mormon doesn’t dabble around, as historical romances and things like that do. It’s really to the “nitty gritty.” In this chapter 34, Alma is speaking to the other Zoramites.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 56—Book of Mormon—Alma 36–41.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 2, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 361 to end.
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Also called “Alma Addresses His Sons.“
Now we have come to Alma’s addresses to his three sons. Each is a very different character.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 57—Book of Mormon—Alma 45.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 1—10.
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Also called “Periodic Extinctions.“
Well, we obviously are living at the end of an age when things are going to change. We have to do something about it. What’s the handbook? What do we do? I panic when I read things like this. One answer comes—the Book of Mormon. You may think that’s a paradox, but it isn’t. We’ll see what the Book of Mormon is going to tell us.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 58—Book of Mormon—A Review.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 11—22.
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Also called “A Review of Book of Mormon Themes.“
I thought that since we are going to begin with Alma 46 and since I have not been looking especially at the Book of Mormon all summer, and neither have you, a review might be in order.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 59—Book of Mormon—Alma 46.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 23—36.
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Also called “Book of Mormon Themes; Apostasy.“
We were talking about these recurrent themes in the Book of Mormon.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 5: (Jeremiah) Insights from Lehi’s Contemporaries: Solon and Jeremiah.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 58-72. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Jeremiah (Prophet); Jerusalem (Old World); Solon
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 5—Book of Mormon—Jeremiah and Solon: Lehi’s Contemporaries.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 47—58. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Insights from Lehi’s Contemporaries: Solon and Jeremiah.“
Lehi and his great contemporaries started a lot of chain reactions. We don’t mention them just because they were interesting curiosities, or anything like that, but because we are still living on their capital.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Jeremiah (Prophet); Jerusalem (Old World); Solon
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 60—Book of Mormon—Alma 46.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 37—48.
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Also called “The Title of Liberty; The Dead Sea Scrolls; The Flag of Kawe.“
We are on Alma 46. I said it before and I say it again. If this was all Joseph Smith ever left us, it would be very powerful evidence to his being a true prophet. It starts out on a theme that has become painfully obvious today.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 61—Book of Mormon—Alma 46.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 49—60.
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Also called “Evidence of the Authenticity of the Book of Mormon.“
The prodigality of Alma 46 leaves my poor old noggin bemused. I don’t know how to handle it. I made a list last night of sixteen points of evidence it brings out, any one of which would be enough to write a book about. Just now before the class a question occurred to me, and it is very important for us to answer it here. Is our main interest here proving the Book of Mormon? No. What is our main interest in the Book of Mormon? Learning more about its message.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 62—Book of Mormon—Alma 46.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 61—72.
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Also called “The Garment of Joseph; Religious Brotherhoods.“
We were talking about the battles and the scrolls. We are told in Alma 46:20 that Moroni waves his banner and summons the people to maintain this title upon the land, entering into a covenant with the Lord. They make a covenant, and they not only come under the banner but they also sign their names. They sign all their names.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 63—Book of Mormon—Alma 47.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 73—84.
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Also called “Religious Brotherhoods; The World (Babylon); Nomadic Warlords.“
In Alma 47 it becomes clear that there are different kinds of civilizations we are dealing with. We said last time that there are four different kinds. Why should there be four? Throughout the world—down at Lincoln Beach and all over South America, North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa you will find petroglyphs, and the commonest of all petroglyphs is this. That’s the quadrata. What do you think this stands for? It’s the sign of the cosmos. How do you think the most primitive people would be aware of the fact that it should be divided into no less than four parts? Those people are aware of it being on the earth because they look at the sky. What do you learn from the sky? In what direction does the sun rise? The sun goes down in the west and it comes up again in the east. Everybody notices that, you know. But today you’ll notice an interesting thing.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 64—Book of Mormon—Alma 47.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 85—98.
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Also called “Tragedy and Suffering in the Scriptures.“
Now we are on chapter 47 and some interesting phenomena emerge. You think everything will be an anticlimax after 46, don’t you? Well, you’re wrong. There are no anticlimaxes in the Book of Mormon, at least not many of them.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 65—Book of Mormon—Alma 48.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 99—110.
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Also called “Warfare; World War II Memories.“
Now we have chapter 48. Do you think this going to be a letdown? This is on another subject, and it’s a “dilly.” It’s on war. Why do we have to bother about that? We’re beyond that sort of barbarism today, aren’t we? Well, I think I can save trouble by reading the introduction to a section on war.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 66—Book of Mormon—Alma 48.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 111—24.
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Also called “Abraham; Clausewitz’s Rules of War; World War II Memories.“
You’re perfectly free to read the Book of Mormon anytime you want to, as fast as you want to. That’s not the idea. I’m pointing out a few things which you would overlook, which you wouldn’t see. These are important things, I think. I know you’ve overlooked them, because I’ve overlooked them for sixty years.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 67—Book of Mormon—Alma 48–49.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 125—36.
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Also called “Clausewitz’s Rules of War.“
We ask why dwell on the savagery of ancient wars, of all things, in this enlightened age? The answer is because we haven’t changed one bit. It’s exactly as it was before. I came out by the same door wherein I went. This is one of the great lessons of the Book of Mormon—that we don’t improve, we don’t get any better at all. Today most men are as dense as they have ever been, and no matter how far back you go in time, you’ll find people just as enlightened as any alive today. The picture never changes; the balance never changes. That’s a sweeping statement, but it’s true.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 68—Book of Mormon—Alma 49–50.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 137—48.
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Also called “Clausewitz’s Rules of War; World War II Memories.“
“I don’t want to get morbidly engaged with this military stuff, but it has got me quite excited. We were talking about the “fo