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Woodhead, William. “Machu Picchu and the Megalithic People.” Saints’ Herald 64 (23 May—13 June 1917): 485-564.
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Four-part series concerning Peruvian antiquity and its parallels with the Book of Mormon. Machu Picchu in Peru was a cultivated, highly civilized area in Peru two thousand years ago. The Incan civilization that developed there was built by “white, auburn haired, bearded men” and tradition speaks of four brothers who correspond in many ways to the Book of Mormon brothers Laman, Lemuel, Nephi and Sam. Historical, traditional, and archaeological parallels resemble the Book of Mormon. These ancient people were acquainted with the Christianity.

ID = [79727]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1917-05-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Bush, Edna K. “Magnificent Messages.” Instructor 102 (November 1967): 460.
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Gives references for several “choice passages” in the Book of Mormon, which include sermons, father-to-son talks, letters, missionary experiences, and visits of Jesus Christ. Accompanying chart details compilation of records that made up the plates given to Joseph Smith.

ID = [79728]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1967-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Talbot, Leo B. “A Mailbox, Indecision, and Prayer.” New Era 11 (October 1981): 28-29.
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A Book of Mormon left in the author’s mailbox lay unread for several years. Prayer seemed to be the way to find the truthfulness of the book and dispel fearful and doubtful feelings. Assurance and conversion followed a simple prayer.

ID = [78892]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Jakeman, M. Wells. “The Main Challenge of the Book of Mormon to Archaeology; and a Summary of Archaeological Research to Date Giving a Preliminary Test of Book of Mormon Claims.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 22.01 (23 August 1954): 2-4.
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Finding vast numbers of remains of both cultural and skeletal materials at archaeological sites is the main challenge to Book of Mormon archaeology. Further, these materials must match with Book of Mormon accounts in dating period, geographical area, and description. Excavations in Mexico and Central America have been made since 1830 that actually date according to the Book of Mormon period.

ID = [80533]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1954-08-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Wray, Grover. “Maintaining Our Personal Liahonas.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, August 2, 2011.
ID = [71939]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-02  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Tanner, Jerald, and Sandra Tanner. Major Problems of Mormonism. Salt Lake City: Utah Lighthouse Ministry, 1989.
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A condensed version of Mormonism: Shadow or Reality?

ID = [77999]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Ensign. “Major Trade Publisher to Produce First Commercial Book of Mormon.” Ensign September 2004.
ID = [56202]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2004-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2678  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:08
Williams, Clyde J. “‘Make Plain the Old Paths’ : The Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36224]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:40
Luffman, Dale E. “Making a Case for a Nineteenth-Century Reading of the Book of Mormon in the Community of Christ.” Restoration Studies 11 (Fall, 2010): 111-126.
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It is my contention that a responsible and usable approach to interpreting and understanding the Book of Mormon requires that the reader be brought into a historical conversation with the early nineteenth century, a larger hermeneutical conversation with the text itself, and an interpretive strategy that may enable a more-adequate understanding of a reading of the Book of Mormon, which would include the perceived aims and purposes of Joseph Smith Jr. himself. Such an approach is necessary if one is to adequately understand the word and witness of the Book of Mormon in the twenty-first century. [From the article]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, RLDS and; America, Mormon views of, 19th century; Book of Mormon, use and influence
ID = [82039]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Perry, Lee Tom. “Making a Positive and Lasting Difference Together.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, February 25, 2014.
ID = [71064]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2014-02-26  Collections:  bom,byuh-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Curtis, Lindsay R. The Making of a Prophet. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1967.
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An illustrated history of Joseph Smith for young readers. Presents a narrative of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon from the irst visits of Moroni to the testimonies of the witnesses. This work is reviewed in B.191.

ID = [78551]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Holt, Russell D. The Making of “How Rare a Possession—The Book of Mormon”. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Institute of Religion, 1988.
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Discusses the creation of a high quality Book of Mormon film.

ID = [78550]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
“Making the Case for Cultural Diffusion in Ancient Times.” Insights 26, no. 4 (2006).
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Old theories die hard in academia, at least when they are entrenched and have been defended intellectually with fervor. Only with overwhelming evidence to the contrary does the institutional status quo crumble and make way for new theories to find legitimacy within the academic mainstream. Illustrative of this struggle for acceptance in the academy has been the contest between the establishment position that ancient American civilization evolved in complete independence from the Old World and the “cultural diffusion hypothesis.” The latter proposes that American societies did not arise and develop in total isolation but were stimulated by connections from the Old World.

Keywords: academia; Old World; ancient times; language; literature
ID = [66819]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Horton, George A. “Malachi, Prophecies of.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, 2:851. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: 3 Nephi, Early Church History, Elijah (Prophet), Malachi (Prophet), Prophecy, Sacrifice, Spirit of Elijah, Tithing
ID = [74716]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom,old-test  Size: 5727  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:04
Olsen, Ralph A. The Malay Peninsula as the Setting for the Book of Mormon. Bozeman, MT: R. A. Olsen, 1997.
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“In recent decades, Mormon scholars have narrowed down the search for the land of promise. Some of the most popular hypotheses propose that Book of Mormon events occurred in MesoAmerica. Internal evidence in the Book of Mormon, based mostly upon times required to travel from site to site, clearly supports the concept of a restricted area… possibly a few hundred miles in length and less than that in width. In recent years, a significant amount of ’digging around’ has accordingly been undertaken by well qualified experts in archaeology and anthropology. Clearly a driving force in the efforts has been the desire to prove that the Book of Mormon is a genuine scripture and that Joseph Smith was an authentic Prophet of God… My hope is that, as an uninvited intruder in a sacred domain, I will be permitted to present the Malay Hypothesis as a tentative guess… The presentation is divided into sections. In each section an attempt is made to show how well the accounts in the Book of Mormon and the archaeological evidence ’fit’ the Old World Hypothesis [and more specifically, the Malay Hypothesis]. Each section is reasonably independent of other sections; accordingly, there is some repetition. Comparisons are made, where appropriate, to traditional New World Hypotheses [and, more specifically, the currently popular MesoAmerican Hypotheses].” [Author’s introduction]

Keywords: Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Book of Mormon, parallels with ancient Near East; Book of Mormon, geography
ID = [81502]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Olsen, Ralph A. “A Malay Site for Book of Mormon Events.” Sunstone 131 (Spring, 2004): 30-34.
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Prompted by inconsistencies in the placement of Book of Mormon events in the Americas, the author proposes the Malay Peninsula as an alternative location. While not claiming to definitively prove the location, the author gives cultural, geographic, and agricultural evidence that supports the Malay theory.

Keywords: Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Book of Mormon, parallels with ancient Near East; Book of Mormon, geography
ID = [81985]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Roberts, B. H. “Man (3) Purpose of Man’s Life.” Deseret News Church Section (7 March 1931): 1.
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“Men are that they might have joy” (2 Nephi 11:25-27). The resurrected man can die no more, his spirit and body will never be divided again, and thus will progress through the eternities if he wills it so (Alma 11:45).

ID = [79729]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1931-03-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Roberts, B. H. “Man (4) In What His ‘Joy’ Consists.” Deseret News Church Section (14 March 1931): 1.
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Joy comes from experiencing and knowing opposites, and then choosing the better part (2 Nephi 2:25).

ID = [79730]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1931-03-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Roberts, B. H. “Man (5) Free Agency of.” Deseret News Church Section (21 March 1931): 1.
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The doctrine of free agency is strongly set forth (2 Nephi 2:26-27; Alma 29:4).

ID = [79731]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1931-03-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Brown, S. Kent. “Man and Son of Man: Issues of Theology and Christology.” In The Pearl of Great Price: Revelations from God, edited by H. Donl Peterson and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 57–72. Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1989.
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First, I want to deal with the figure of the Son of Man in ancient literature, reviewing along the way what current biblical scholarship says about this personality, especially since he is mentioned prominently in nonscriptural sources. Second, I intend to treat the question of the anthropomorphic view of God in scripture, specifically in the Old Testament. Third, I wish to touch on the issue of the nature of the titles used for deity throughout scripture, for we all have the impression that a great many are applied to God, especially within the pages of the Old Testament. Fourth and last, I want to single out the parallels in ancient Christian and Jewish literature to the remarkable, almost singular theological position to which we Latter-day Saints are committed when we call deity a Man, whether Man of Holiness, Man of Counsel (Moses 7:35), or some similar title.

ID = [2581]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,moses,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:35
Sill, Sterling W. “A Man Called Jacob.” Instructor 102 (November 1967): 424-25.
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Briefly discusses some of the characteristics of Jacob, son of Lehi. Jacob is portrayed as a man to whom others look for an example of spiritual living.

ID = [78893]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1967-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Taylor, Hal L. “A Man May Know for Himself.” In The Ninth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Book of Mormon, edited by the BYU Church Educational System. Provo, Utah: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1982.
ID = [82381]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:08
McGavin, E. Cecil. “A Man of Destiny.” Improvement Era 42, no. 10 (1939): 600, 628.
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This article describes how the voyage of Christopher Columbus was foreseen by the Book of Mormon prophets. The spirit of the Lord “wrought upon the man.” Columbus wrote to King Ferdinand of his desire to spread the word of God as foretold by the prophet Isaiah in chapters 24 and 64. His journal excerpts show his loyalty to God and his own knowledge of his divine appointment. He recorded that an angel appeared to him and gave him keys to “bind the oceans” and to link the continents.

Keywords: Columbus, Christopher, Isaiah (Book), Prophecy
ID = [76797]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1939-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Neville, Jonathan E. “A Man That Can Translate and Infinite Goodness: A Response to Recent Reviews.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2022): 171-184.
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Abstract: Since 1829, various theories about the production of the Book of Mormon have been proposed. Modern scholarship has moved away from the idea that Joseph Smith actually translated ancient engravings into English. Two books, A Man That Can Translate and Infinite Goodness, propose a “neo-orthodox” view, offering evidence that Joseph did translate ancient engravings into English. Recent reviews in the Interpreter of these two books significantly misunderstand and misrepresent the argument. This response corrects some of those misconceptions. [Editor’s note: We are pleased to present this response to two recent book reviews in the pages of Interpreter. Consistent with practice in many academic journals, we are also publishing a rejoinder from the author of those reviews, immediately following this response.]

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Church history; Joseph Smith; seer stone
ID = [81254]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 26533  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Nibley, Hugh W. “Man Versus Man.” In An Approach to the Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 6, 3rd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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In this work the Book of Mormon is seen in a new perspective; we see it in a world setting, not in a mere local one. It takes its place naturally alongside the Bible and other great works of antiquity and becomes one of them.
A discussion of Lehi’s avoidance with contact of other humans and suggests that, from what we know today, this is consistent with the behavior of modern Arabs and with known conditions in the desert in Lehi’s day.

ID = [2050]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Nibley, Hugh W. “Man Versus Nature.” In An Approach to the Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 6, 3rd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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In this work the Book of Mormon is seen in a new perspective; we see it in a world setting, not in a mere local one. It takes its place naturally alongside the Bible and other great works of antiquity and becomes one of them.
Discusses Nephi’s description of his father’s eight years of wandering in the desert versus what we know of the desert today and suggests that this gives us an all but foolproof test for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [2049]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Dixon, Derek. “A Man Who Knew.” Improvement Era 70, no. 3 (1967): 16.
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This article is about Edward King or Viscount Kingsborough, author of a nine-volume work The Antiquities of Mexico, believed that the Ancient Americans were members of the house of Israel and at some time in their history they had been visited by Jesus Christ.

Keywords: House of Israel, Native Americans, Savior in America
ID = [76925]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1967-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Kirkham, Francis W. “The Manner of Translating the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 42, no. 10 (1939): 596-597, 630-632.
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This article quotes Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, and other contemporary accounts to show how and where Joseph obtained the plates. It also quotes Emma Smith and the Three Witnesses to explain that the Book of Mormon was translated with divine aid and with the use of the Urim and Thummim.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation, Cowdery, Oliver, Harris, Martin, Smith, Hale, Emma, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Three Witnesses, Urim and Thummim, Whitmer, David
ID = [76796]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1939-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. Manual 1904-1905, Vol. 2 part 2. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1904.
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Deals with external evidences of the Book of Mormon: testimonies of the witnesses, American Indian traditions, and Mesoamerican ruins.

ID = [78000]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1904-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. Manual for 1899-1900, Part I (1805-1839). Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1899.
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Prophecies in the Old and New Testaments and Book of Mormon tell of the apostasy. The dispensation of the fullness of times was established through the work of Joseph Smith and the revelation of the Nephite records.

ID = [78001]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1899-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. Manual for 1903-1904, Vol. 2 part 1. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1903.
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Teaches the importance of the Book of Mormon as a witness for God and the Bible. Explores the Bible in the nineteenth century, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the contents of the book, and how it supports the Bible.

ID = [78002]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1903-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. Manual for 1905-1906, Vol. 2 part 3. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1905?.
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Deals with external and internal evidences of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78003]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1905-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Fraser, Gordon H. A Manual For Christian Workers: A Workshop Outline For the Study of Mormonism. Hubbard, OR: Fraser, 1978.
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The author asserts the gold plates of the Book of Mormon never existed because gold was not used in America until the eleventh century. The Indians are of mongoloid origin and not Hebrew. Joseph Smith plagiarized the Bible, Book of Mormon witnesses did not really see the plates, and there is no archaeological evidence for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77427]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. “Manual for Junior Classes 1903-1904.” N.p.: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1903.
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Among the biographical sketches of ancient prophets are Nephi and Moriancumer, the brother of Jared.

ID = [78004]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1903-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. Manual for Junior Classes 1904-1905. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1904.
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Biographical sketches of ancient prophets, a continuation of the 1903-1904 manual (see above). Includes King Benjamin, Abinadi, Alma the Younger, Ammon, Mormon, and Moroni.

ID = [78005]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1904-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Spaulding, Solomon. “Manuscript Found.” n. p. New Salem (now Conneaut), Ohio, 1812.
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Solomon Spaulding was born at Ashford, Connecticut, on 21 February 1761. He served in the Revolutionary War, graduated from Dartmouth College, preached as an ordained evangelist, and was involved in several unsuccessful business ventures. He died at age fifty-five in October 1816 in Amity, Pennsylvania, nearly fourteen years before the publication of the Book of Mormon in 1830. In about 1812, while living in New Salem (now Conneaut), Ohio, Spaulding wrote a fictional historical romance that he introduced as a translation from Latin of a portion of twenty-eight rolls of parchment he had found in a small cave near the remains of an ancient fort on the west bank of the Conneaut River. His novel has become known as “Manuscript Story” or “Manuscript Found.” It tells of a group of Romans in the days of Constantine (Roman emperor, A.D. 306–37) whose ship, blown off course by a fierce storm, carried them across the Atlantic Ocean to what is now the northeastern United States. The story contains an account of the history, wars, and religion of several groups of natives discovered by the Romans.

Keywords: Spaulding theory
ID = [75388]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1812-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
“The Manuscript Found.” Saints’ Herald 32 (15 August 1885): 528—533.
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Introduces Spaulding’s Manuscript Found and reprints the first few pages of the manuscript for the purpose of showing RLDS readers that the manuscript bears no resemblance to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80534]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1885-08-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
“The Manuscript Found.” Saints’ Herald 50 (18 February 1903): 147.
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Reprint of a letter from the Toledo Weekly Blade accusing ‘Mormons’ of printing Spaulding’s Manuscript Found for the purpose of refuting the argument that the Book of Mormon is based on that manuscript.

ID = [80535]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1903-02-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Smith, Joseph F. “‘The Manuscript Found,’ III.” Improvement Era 3, no. 6 (1900): 451-457.
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This three-part essay describes in detail the experience of the author in obtaining Solomon Spaulding’s manuscript, purported to be similar to the Book of Mormon, while in Honolulu. The third part disproves the testimonies of the witnesses included in part II.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship, Hebraic Indian Theory, Manuscript Found, Spaulding Manuscript, Spaulding, Solomon
ID = [77153]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Spaulding, Solomon. Manuscript Found: The Complete Original “Spaulding Manuscript”. Edited by Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
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This was the first-ever facsimile edition of Manuscript Found, which preserves the original unedited words, spelling, and punctuation of Spaulding’s handwritten text published. While Manuscript Found will undoubtedly never become a literary classic, modern readers will enjoy the charm, spontaneity, and subtle humor of its author. Spaulding’s novel provides an engaging view into one man’s fanciful reconstruction of Native American life. But it will not take long for readers to see that it bears no resemblance to the Book of Mormon. Nevertheless, this unique edition will be a useful reference for students of Latter-day Saint history and nineteenth-century American culture. ISBN 9781570082979

Keywords: Spaulding theory
ID = [33361]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 17  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:39

Articles

Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “What is ‘Manuscript Found’?” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [36674]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 46081  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Jackson, Kent P. “Editor’s Introduction.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [36675]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 6900  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Jackson, Kent P. “Introduction.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37842]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 4490  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 1.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37843]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 6867  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 2.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37844]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 7168  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 3.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37845]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 9779  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 4.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37846]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 10493  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 5.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37847]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 8334  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 6.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37848]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 5817  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 7.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37849]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 9499  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 8.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37850]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 1061  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 8.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37851]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 19895  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 9.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37852]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 10013  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 10.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37853]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 16200  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 11.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37854]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 22364  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 12.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37855]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 48186  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Jackson, Kent P. “Chapter 14.” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [37856]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 50610  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Spaulding, Solomon. The “Manuscript Found” or “Manuscript Story” of the Late Rev. Solomon Spaulding. Lamoni, IA: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1855; Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1886.
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A fictional novel claimed by many to have been the basis used by Joseph Smith to create the Book of Mormon. It is a story of a group of Romans driven to the Americas by a tremendous storm in the third century a.d. The manuscript contains descriptions of the “natives” and the castaways’ dealings with them.

ID = [78322]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1886-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The “Manuscript Found” or “Manuscript Story” of the Late Rev. Solomon Spaulding, from a Verbatim Copy of the Original Now in the Care of Pres. James H. Fairchild, of Oberlin College, Ohio. Including Correspondence Touching the Manuscript, Its Preservation and Transmission until It Came into the Hands of the Publisher. Lamoni, Iowa: RLDS Church, 1885.
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Explains the manner in which the Spaulding Manuscript was preserved and placed in the possession of the RLDS church. Includes letters from James H. Fairchild stating that the Spaulding theory for the Book of Mormon need be relinquished and from L. L. Rice explaining how he had obtained the manuscript. Includes a reprint of the manuscript.

ID = [78323]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1885-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Smith, Joseph F. “‘The Manuscript Found’, I.” Improvement Era 3, no. 4 (1900): 241-249.
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This three-part essay describes in detail the experience of the author in obtaining Solomon Spaulding’s manuscript, purported to be similar to the Book of Mormon, while in Honolulu. The first part deals with the origin of and initial reactions to the Spaulding Manuscript and its relationship to the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship, Hebraic Indian Theory, Manuscript Found, Spaulding Manuscript, Spaulding, Solomon
ID = [76854]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Smith, Joseph F. “‘The Manuscript Found’, II.” Improvement Era 3, no. 5 (1900): 377-383.
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This three-part essay describes in detail the experience of the author in obtaining Solomon Spaulding’s manuscript, purported to be similar to the Book of Mormon, while in Honolulu. The second part refutes the idea that the Book of Mormon is based on or similar to the Spaulding Manuscript and contains a number of interviews with the involved parties.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship, Hebraic Indian Theory, Manuscript Found, Spaulding Manuscript, Spaulding, Solomon
ID = [76989]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Spaulding, Solomon. The “Manuscript Found”—The Solomon Spaulding Manuscript. Oberlin College Library, 1908.
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A fictional account of a Roman citizen who made his way to the American continent and there set up a colony among the natives. Includes an introductory letter by L. L. Rice, who found the manuscript, in which he concludes that this story was not the basis for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78324]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1908-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
“Manuscript of Solomon Spalding.” Journal of History 17 (April 1924): 169-82.
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An RLDS publication, containing primary documents relative to the Spaulding manuscript, including letters from L. L. Rice and a lecture by James H. Fairchild of Oberlin College. Concludes that it is unlikely that Spaulding had anything to do with the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79732]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1924-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Fairchild, James Harris. “Manuscript of Solomon Spaulding and the Book of Mormon.” Magazine of Western History 4 (1886): 30-39.
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A theory proposed by E. D. Howe (Mormonism Unveiled) purports that Sidney Rigdon stole Spaulding’s manuscript and rewrote it for Joseph Smith to publish. It was research into the history of the manuscript that led to the conclusion that the Book of Mormon and Spaulding manuscript are not related. An excerpt from the manuscript is reprinted and Spaulding’s religious beliefs are explored. Rigdon’s denial is included.

ID = [79733]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1886-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Fairchild, James Harris. “Manuscript of Solomon Spaulding and the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 65 (21 August 1918): 818-23.
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This is a reprint from Western Reserve Historical Society 3:185-200, and is also found in Tract #77, March 23, 1886, RLDS Church. The author concludes that Spaulding’s Manuscript Lost and the Book of Mormon are not related, contrary to the theory suggested by Howe’s Mormonism Unvailed. An excerpt from Manuscript Lost is reprinted as well as Spaulding’s feelings about the Christian religion and the Bible. Rigdon’s denial that he wrote the book is included.

ID = [79734]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-08-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Heater, Shirley R. “Manuscripts and Editions.” Zarahemla Record 48 (April 1990): 2-3.
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Details of the history of Book of Mormon manuscripts and RLDS editions are summarized in a chart. Concludes with the suggestion that a corrected text is needed.

ID = [79735]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Andersen, H. Verlan. Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen. Orem, UT: H. Verlan Andersen, 1967.
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The Book of Mormon foretells the rise of the United States of America and its divinely inspired constitution. In order for Latter-day Saints to exercise their freedom of religion the God-inspired government must be maintained. The Book of Mormon provides the pattern for maintaining the constitution and the freedom of governing oneself.

ID = [78006]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Jordan, Benjamin R. “‘Many Great and Notable Cities Were Sunk’: Liquefaction in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 38, no. 3 (1999): 119-122.
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No abstract available.

Keywords: Coming of Christ; Earthquake; Tremors
ID = [11793]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 7112  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:24
Avant, Gerry. “Many Lamanites Become Righteous.” Church News 58 (4 June 1988): 14.
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Due to the preaching of the sons of Mosiah, many Lamanites converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and became righteous.

ID = [79736]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-06-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Adams, L. LaMar. “Many non-LDS scholars claim that the second half of the book of Isaiah was written after the time Lehi left Jerusalem, Yet the Book of Mormon contains material from both halves. How do we explain this?” Ensign, October 1984, 29.
ID = [46834]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,old-test  Size: 5149  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:48
Ricks, Stephen D. “Many times in prophecy, the present and past tenses are used, even though the prophecy refers to a future event. Can you explain the use of verb tenses in prophecy?” Ensign, August 1988.
ID = [48680]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4075  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:06
Peterson, Daniel C. “Many Witnesses to a Marvelous Work.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 20 (2016): 247-260.
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Review of Dennis Largey, Andrew Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull, eds. The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon: A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in cooperation with Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, 2015, pp 308.
Abstract: At the end of October each year, speakers from the Church Educational System, as well as other gospel scholars, gather at Brigham Young University to make presentations at the Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon: A Marvelous Work and a Wonder is a compilation of the addresses given at the forty-fourth symposium, in 2015. This volume does not so much delve into the doctrine of the Book of Mormon as it studies the history behind its coming into the world. Just as the doctrine itself is inspirational, the story behind the coming forth of the Book of Mormon serves as an inspiration and a testament to its truthfulness.

ID = [3750]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,peterson  Size: 34129  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Midgley, Louis C. “A Māori View of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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The M?ori people read and understood the Book of Mormon from their own cultural perspective. Rather than examining particular verses for doctrinal content, the M?ori viewed the Book of Mormon as a moral story of a people with failings and strengths. They likened the stories to themselves, feeling they lacked the spiritual strength to stay on a righteous path for long. They saw a tragic story of families in conflict and subtribes and tribes quarreling with each other and bent on revenge for personal insults and factional quarrels. The kinship ties seemed particularly relevant to them. The Book of Mormon can be read in multiple ways and will be interpreted according to the cultural background of those reading it.

ID = [2990]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 23439  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Duffy, John-Charles. “Mapping Book of Mormon Historicity Debates:Part 1: A Guide for the Overwhelmed.” Sunstone 151 (2008-10-01): 36-62.
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In this article John-Charles Duffy provides an extensive overview of the place of the Book of Mormon among Church members, scholars, and those inside the Church and out of it over the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes the brief article “Did B. H. Roberts Lose Faith in Book of Mormon Historicity?”

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Intellectual life; Internal conflict, intellectual; Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon, witnesses; Historiography, Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon, authorship; Roberts, B. H., thought; Genetics; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81996]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Plewe, Brandon S., S. Kent Brown, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard H. Jackson, eds. Mapping Mormonism: An Atlas of Latter-day Saint History, 2nd Edition. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2012.
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Mapping Mormonism brings together contributions from sixty experts in the fields of geography, history, Mormon history, and economics to produce the most monumental work of its kind. More than an atlas, this book also includes hundreds of timelines and charts, along with carefully researched descriptions, that track the Mormon movement from its humble beginnings to its worldwide expansion. A work of this magnitude rarely comes along. Mapping Mormonism’s first edition proved to be a landmark reference work in Mormon studies; now it is further improved and updated with the latest information in this second edition. This work covers the early Restoration, the settlement of the West, and the expanding Church, giving particular emphasis to recent developments in the modern Church throughout all regions of the world. Of all the books on Church history, Mapping Mormonism may be the single most effective work to date at giving an expansive vision of the rise of the LDS Church⿿a vision as vibrant as those who have led the way in building Zion. In 2012, Mapping Mormonism won the Mormon History Association Best Book Award and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society Best Atlas Award.

ID = [75300]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,church-history  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Nielson, Harold K. Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon. Orem, UT: Cedar Fort, 1987.
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Contains synopses of each chapter in the Book of Mormon, 32 hypothetical maps to illustrate where events took place, and listings of geographical references. This work is reviewed in S.514.

ID = [78007]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Davidson, Karen Lynn. “Marilyn Arnold. Sweet is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon-Its Narrative, Teachings, and People.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): Article 3.
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Review of Sweet is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon? Its Narrative, Teachings, and People (1996), by Marilyn Arnold

ID = [256]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 6522  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Interpreter Foundation. “Mark Alan Wright on ‘Axes Mundi: A Comparative Analysis of Nephite and Mesoamerican Temple and Ritual Complexes’” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 8, 2015.
ID = [5118]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2015-02-08  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 527  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:03
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Mark D. Thomas, ‘A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language,’ pp. 53-80.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 379-417.
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Review of “A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language” (1993), by Mark D. Thomas.

Keywords: Criticism; Rhetoric; Sacrament
ID = [174]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 95716  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Interpreter Foundation. “Mark Wright to lead a tour of Mesoamerican sites.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 14, 2013.
ID = [5729]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-10-14  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 200  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:07
Hunt, Wallace E., Jr. “The Marketplace.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 2 (1995).
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The small detail of the “chief market” mentioned in the story of Nephi’s prayer on his tower (Helaman 7:10) corresponds well to what is known of marketplaces in ancient Mesoamerica.

ID = [2917]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 8951  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Hunt, Wallace E., Jr. “The Marketplace.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 196-200. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Economy; Mesoamerica
ID = [75684]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Ninnis, Ernest W. “The Marred Servant of the Book of Mormon.” Melbourne: n.p.,n.d.
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A tract attempting to prove the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon through a discussion of the marred servant (Isaiah 52:13-15).

ID = [78552]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Kimball, Spencer W. “Marriage and Divorce.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, September 7, 1976.
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If two people love the Lord more than their own lives and then love each other more than their own lives, working together in total harmony with the gospel program as their basic structure they are sure to have this great happiness.

Keywords: Marriage
ID = [68469]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1976-09-07  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:52
Brown, S. Kent. “Marriage and Treaty in the Book of Mormon: The Case of the Abducted Lamanite Daughters.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 99–112. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
ID = [36650]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 34035  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Brown, S. Kent. “Marriage and Treaty in the Book of Mormon: The Case of the Abducted Lamanite Daughters.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 1-18. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Amulon; Daughters of the Lamanites; Marriage; Priests of King Noah; Treaty
ID = [75496]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Hunter, Milton R. “Marriage Customs of the Quiché Maya.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
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This article consists of a careful study of the religious beliefs and practices of the Quiché Maya, indicating that their roots may be found in the Book of Mormon narrative. The author discusses marriage customs of the Quiché Maya.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Marriage; Missionary Work; Native Americans – Maya; Native Americans – Quiches
ID = [27112]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1956-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 20352  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:26
Hunter, Milton R. “Marriage Customs of the Quiché Maya.” Improvement Era 59, no. 6 (June 1956): 413-15.
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A careful study of the religious beliefs and practices of the Quiché Maya indicate that their roots may be found in the Book of Mormon narrative. Discusses marriage customs of the Quiché Maya.

ID = [81282]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1956-06-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Smith, Heman Hale. “Martin Harris.” Journal of History 4 (1911): 214-22.
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A biography that relates the story of Martin Harris’s loss of the 116 manuscript pages of the Book of Mormon and his experience of seeing the gold plates and signing the testimony of the Three Witnesses. Includes a letter by Martin Harris wherein he states that he never denied the truth of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79737]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1911-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Waddoups, William. “Martin Harris and the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 26, no. 11 (1923): 980-981.
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This article is a presentation of two recorded testimonies of Martin Harris concerning his vision as one of the Three Witnesses.

Keywords: Harris, Martin, Testimony, Three Witnesses
ID = [76812]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Tuckett, Madge Harris, and Belle Harris Wilson. The Martin Harris Story. Provo, UT: Press Publishing, 1983.
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A biographical treatise of Martin Harris that includes a discussion of his willingness to sacrifice much of his own property and personal life, in spite of his own doubts and apprehensions, to assist with the publication of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78553]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Martin Harris, The Honorable New York Farmer.” Improvement Era 72, no. 2 (1969): 18-21.
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The character of Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, is examined. The author examines accounts of the associates of Martin Harris in the three decades he lived in Palmyra, New York.

Keywords: Early Church History, Harris, Martin, Testimony, Three Witnesses
ID = [77120]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Gunnell, Wayne Cutler. “Martin Harris--Witness and Benefactor to the Book of Mormon.” Master’s thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1955.
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Keywords: Biographies, male, 19th century (unpublished); Harris, Martin; Book of Mormon, witnesses
ID = [81553]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1955-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Black, Susan Easton, and Larry C. Porter. Martin Harris: Uncompromising Witness of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2019.
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Martin Harris: Uncompromising Witness of the Book of Mormon reveals the compelling story of a man who had seen angels and knew Joseph Smith was a prophet but who nevertheless struggled to keep his faith in the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith and the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. His is a story of fascination with worldly honors, flirtations with apostasy, and pride that nearly cost him the joy of his later years in the West. It is the biography of a witness who clung tenaciously to his testimony of the Book of Mormon. Well-known historians Susan Black and Larry Porter have written a landmark biography of Martin Harris, one of the most important figures in early Church history. Joseph Smith relied on his generosity and goodwill to publish the Book of Mormon, of which he was one of the Three Witnesses. But Latter-day Saints in the twenty-first century know relatively little about him, especially the decades he spent away from the Restoration—until now. This biography deserves a place on the bookshelves of historians and other interested Church members. Strongly recommend. Reid L. Neilson Assistant Church Historian and Recorder The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints This deeply researched book examines the life of one of Joseph Smith’s closest associates in the Church’s early years. It tells us more about signifi­cant episodes, such as the printing of the Book of Mormon, than anyone has ever known. Most important, it helps us reassess the character of Martin Harris, a key contributor to the Restoration. Harris emerges as a man of substance and judgment, a fitting witness to the angel and the plates. The book explains how he fell away and then returned but at no time backed away from his testimony. Richard Lyman Bushman Author, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling As one of the earliest believers in Joseph Smith’s spiritual claims, Martin Harris figured prominently in the early events of the Restoration. He observed firsthand many of the sacred scenes associated with the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, assisted in its translation, was one of the book’s Three Witnesses, financed its publication, and was one of the first converts baptized into the Church of Christ. Authors Susan Easton Black and Larry C. Porter have produced an insightful, informative, well-­documented biography of Martin Harris’s lifelong religious sojourn—a life characterized by integrity, faith, and generosity, but most of all, testimony. This is solid, down-to-earth biographical history at its best. Alexander L. Baugh Professor, Church History and Doctrine, BYU

ID = [75301]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,church-history  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Oaks, Stella Harris. Martin Harris—The Third Witness. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, August 1974.
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Relates Harris’s connection with the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and his unfaltering testimony regarding seeing the gold plates and the angel.

ID = [78008]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1974-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Gunnell, Wayne C. “Martin Harris—Witness and Benefactor to the Book of Mormon.” M.A thesis, Brigham Young University, 1955.
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A biographical treatise on the life of Martin Harris that discusses his personal involvement in the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79739]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1955-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Howard, Richard P. “Martin Harris’ March 1830 Commitment to Book of Mormon Publication.” Saints’ Herald 127 (1 March 1980): 28.
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Recounts the circumstances leading to Martin Harris’s willingness to finance the publication of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79738]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1980-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Bennett, Richard E. “Martin Harris’s 1828 Visit to Luther Bradish, Charles Anthon, and Samuel Mitchill.” In The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, eds. Dennis L. Largey, Andrew H. Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34709]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 32863  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:47
Johnson, Sherrie Mills. “Martyr for Truth.” Friend 15 (July 1985): 48-49.
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For children, the courageous story of Abinadi as he bears witness before King Noah (Mosiah 11-17).

ID = [79740]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Tullis, F. LaMond. Martyrs in Mexico: A Mormon Story of Revolution and Redemption. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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“What bravery! They died with their boots on!” remarked one of the Zapatista executioners about the surreal way local Church leaders Rafael Monroy and Vicente Morales had stood to receive the fusillade of bullets that pierced their bodies. The terror of facing an execution squad notwithstanding, no cowering, begging, or hysterics marred their calm and stalwart resolution to not renounce their faith. The Zapatista commander had given them that option. The men responded by reaffirming their religious convictions, emphasizing that the only arms they possessed were not the concealed military weapons they were accused of hiding but rather their sacred texts—the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The book first examines the founding of the LDS Church in the village of San Marcos in Hidalgo, Mexico, amid the trials of the Mexican Revolution of 1910–17 and the martyrdom of two members. The second part explores the trials of developing and organizing the faith in the state of Hidalgo up through the 1950s. This book is a riveting story of Mexican members and their country’s society, economy, and polity. ISBN 978-1-9443-9432-5

ID = [33203]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 15  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:38

Chapters

Tullis, F. LaMond. “Illustrations.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Tullis, F. LaMond. “Foreword.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34278]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 3942  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “Acknowledgments.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34279]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 4602  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “Milieu of the Martyrs.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34280]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 32586  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “The Monroys’ Curiosity.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34281]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 71549  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “Prelude to the Martyrdoms.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34282]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 33271  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “The Executions.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34283]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 19427  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “The Aftermath.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34284]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 21524  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “Institutionalizing the Church in San Marcos and Environs.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34285]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 87018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “San Marcos Mormons Embrace Temporal Progress and Development.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34286]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 61298  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “The Genes of the Martyrs.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34287]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17503  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “Afterword.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34288]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1610  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “Bibliography.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34289]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 21862  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “Index.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34290]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 11375  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Tullis, F. LaMond. “About the Author.” In Martyrs in Mexico. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34291]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1436  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Merrill, Joseph F. “A Marvelous Book.” Deseret News Church Section (8 December 1945): 10, 12.
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A radio address delivered Sunday, December 1, 1945, over KSL. Explains how Joseph Smith received the plates from the angel, translated them and published them. Determines that the Three Witnesses were privileged to view the plates.

ID = [78894]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1945-12-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Budge, E. A. Wallis. “A Marvelous Work.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 41, no. 3 (20 January 1879): 40-43.
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The promises and prophecies of the Book of Mormon made to the descendants of the ancient American inhabitants are being fulfilled. The descendants have accepted and rejoiced in the Book of Mormon, as was foretold in the book. The gathering of Israel is based upon faith, repentance, baptism, and the reception of the Holy Ghost.

ID = [80975]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-01-20  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Richards, A. LeGrand. “A Marvelous Work.” Delivered at the Wednesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
ID = [27072]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1955-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 20886  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:25
Richards, A. LeGrand. “A Marvelous Work.” Improvement Era 58, no. 6 (1955): 440, 442, 444, 446.
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This article describes the importance of the Book of Mormon in the Restoration, missionary work, and daily life. The author gives his witness to the truthfulness and validity of the book.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Missionary Work, Restoration, Testimony
ID = [76903]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1955-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Longden, John. “A Marvelous Work.” Delivered at the Wednesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1960.
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This article states that faithful men and women all over the world bear witness of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. The message can be spread throughout the world through Church members. Two stories, one of a Methodist minister and another of a young Baptist, reveal the value of this concept

Keywords: Authenticity; Book of Mormon; Missionary Work
ID = [27368]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1960-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 8523  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:28
Williams, R. J. “A Marvelous Work and a Possession: Book of Mormon Historicity as Postcolonialism.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 38, no. 4 (Winter, 2005): 37-55.
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Williams discusses Book of Mormon historiography and the “Galileo Event” which occurred when traditional historical and cultural views were questioned by scientific evidence. Specifically, Williams discusses the Lamanite identity and its resulting special status claimed by Latin American converts. He discusses the parallelomania in Book of Mormon scholarship and its consequences, concluding that Book of Mormon historicity is currently facing a redefinition wherein its traditional views are becoming less authoritative.

Keywords: Native Americans, origins of; Native Americans, Mormon views of; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81992]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Smith, John H. “A Marvelous Work and a Wonder.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 45, no. 41 (8 October 1883): 648-52.
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Isaiah 29 prophesies future events concerning the Book of Mormon. The history of the Church proves that the Mormon church is a marvelous work and a wonder. Most of the persecution against the Church stems from the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80986]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1883-10-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
McGavin, E. Cecil. A Marvelous Work and a Wonder. Salt Lake City: KSL radio, 1941.
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A series of radio addresses on the Book of Mormon discussing metal plates, the Spaulding manuscript, Hebrew traits and Bible quotations within it, the antiquity of the book, its current relevance, the Book of Mormon as a witness of the Bible, and the witnesses.

ID = [77428]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1941-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Hunter, Milton R. “A Marvelous Work and a Wonder.” Improvement Era 61, no. 12 (December 1958): 930-33.
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The Book of Mormon fulfills prophecies of Isaiah. The phrase “marvelous work and a wonder” (used by both Isaiah and Nephi) has a three-fold meaning: the true gospel of Jesus Christ would be restored, the covenants the Lord made with the children of Israel would be fulfilled, and the records of the ancient American people would be given to all of the world.

ID = [81284]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1958-12-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Hunter, Milton R. “‘A Marvelous Work and a Wonder’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1958.
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This article states that the Book of Mormon fulfills prophecies of Isaiah. The phrase “marvelous work and a wonder” (used by both Isaiah and Nephi) has a three-fold meaning: the true gospel of Jesus Christ would be restored, the covenants the Lord made with the children of Israel would be fulfilled, and the records of the ancient American people would be given to all of the world.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Isaiah (Book); Missionary Work; Prophecy; Restoration; Testimony
ID = [27245]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1958-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 15775  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:27
Whitney, Orson F. “The Marvelous Work and Wonder.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 87, no. 3 (15 January 1925): 33-37.
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Address delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Uyah at the first session of General Conference, October 3, 1924.

ID = [81382]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-01-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Tyler, V. Lynn. “Marvelous Works and Wonders.” Ensign, July 1974.
ID = [42309]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1974-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1899  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:42
Pratt, Orson. “A Marvelous Work—Angel Visitation—The Book of Mormon—Evidence Calculated to Excite Faith—Testimony not Always to Salvation.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 19. 1878, 350–357.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, June 16, 1878. Reported By: Geo. F. Gibbs.

ID = [29342]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1878-06-16  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 24233  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:40
“Mary and Elisabeth Topic of Museum of Art Lecture.” Insights 27, no. 1 (2007).
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As part of the ongoing Museum of Art lecture series on the life of Christ, S. Kent Brown, director of FARMS, addressed the topic “The Birth of the Savior” on January 17. Drawing from Luke 1 and 2 and studies on life among ancient Jews, he focused on Mary and Elisabeth, whose lives are only faintly sketched in the scriptures.

Keywords: art; lecture; Book of Mormon; scriptures
ID = [66837]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Pack, Robert T. “Mary Whitmer and Moroni: Experiences of an Artist in Creating a Historical Painting.” BYU Studies Quarterly 58, no. 4 (2019): 128.
ID = [10343]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 22510  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:13
Bilderback, John C. “Masonry and Mormonism: Nauvoo, Illinois 1841-1847.” M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1937.
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A historical treatment of Mormonism and its possible connection with Free-masonry. The author suggests that the Book of Mormon’s Gadiaton Robbers reflect nineteenth century influences of anti-Masonic hysteria in New York during the late 1820s.

ID = [79741]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1937-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Thompson, John E. The Masons, the Mormons and the Morgan Incident. Ames, IA: Iowas Research Lodge, 1984.
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An historical treatment of the possible effects of Freemasonry on Mormonism. The writer recounts the anti-Masonic hysteria during the late 1820’s following the death of William Morgan. He notes that since many people of the time referred to Freemasonry as a “combination” or “secret society,” the Book of Mormon’s Gadianton Robbers may reflect environmental influence.

ID = [78554]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Treat, Raymond C. “Massive Guatemala Site Shows Great Promise.” Zarahemla Record 7 (Winter 1979-1980): 1-2, 7-8.
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Documents the history of archaeological work at El Mirador in Guatemala and suggests that this was a city abandoned by the Nephites about A.D. 300 (concurrent with the archaeological record).

ID = [79742]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Decker, J. Edward. The Massive Mormon Scripture Mess. Issaquah, WA: Saints Alive,n.d.
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A polemical attack on Mormon scriptures, including the Book of Mormon. There is no archaeological evidence for the Book of Mormon. Various anachronisms found in the Book of Mormon, such as the use of steel and Nephi’s temple in America, are discussed.

ID = [78555]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Mayer, Alfred G. “The Mastadon at the Brooklyn Institute Museum.” Saints’ Herald 48 (29 May 1901): 440-41.
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In 1899 a skeleton of a mastodon was found in North America and scientists believe that these ancient relatives of the elephant co-existed with men.

ID = [80536]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1901-05-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Roberts, B. H. “A Master Stroke of Philosophy in the Book of Mormon.” Deseret News Church Section (16 June 1928): 5.
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2 Nephi 2:11-14 presents a brilliant philosophical discussion on the idea that there must be opposition in all things. The very existence of humanity depends upon these opposites.

ID = [78895]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1928-06-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Roberts, B. H. “A Master Stroke of Philosophy in the Book of Mormon.” Deseret News, 16 June 1928.
ID = [77363]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1928-06-16  Collections:  bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Pratt, Orson. Masterful Discourses and Writings of Orson Pratt. Edited by N. B. Lundwall. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1962.
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Contains many of the important works of Orson Pratt. Subjects include elephants of the Jaredite nation, darkness upon the American continent following the crucifixion, the Hill Cumorah, the Book of Mormon is consistent with the Bible, the witnesses to the Book of Mormon, and the Jaredite origins and records.

ID = [78009]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom,pratt-orson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Welch, John W. “A Masterpiece: Alma 36.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 114-131. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Chiasmus is a style of writing known in antiquity and mused by many ancient and some modern writers. It consists of arranging a series of words or ideas in one order, and then repeating it in reverse order. In the hands of a skillful writer, this literary form can serve several purposes. The repeating of key words in the two halves underlines the importance of the concepts they present. Furthermore, the main idea of the passage is placed at the turning point where the second half begins, which emphasizes it. The repeating form also enhances clarity and speeds memorizing. Readers (or listeners) gain a pleasing sense of completeness as the passage returns at the end to the idea that began it. Identifying the presence of chiasmus in a composition can reveal many complex and subtle features of the text.

Keywords: Chiasm; Chiasmus; Historicity; Parallelism
ID = [75627]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 29104  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Dunn, Charles W. The Master’s Other Sheep: An Epic of Ancient America. Logan: J. P. Smith, 1929.
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Contains a poetic account of “the people and events depicted . . . by the Book of Mormon”

ID = [78556]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1929-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Pratt, Orson. “The Mastodon of the Book of Ether.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 49 (8 December 1866): 776-77.
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Omer, a descendant of Jared, departed the Jaredite lands to a place by the seashore. His community’s domesticated animals consisted of elephants and other unidentified animals that had perished by the time the Nephites arrived. Pratt muses about the disappearance of these animals and the remnants of curious animals found in New York.

ID = [80946]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-12-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Interpreter Foundation. “Matthew L. Bowen on ‘‘I Have Done According to My Will’: Reading Jacob 5 as a Temple Text’” The Interpreter Foundation website. June 11, 2015.
ID = [5130]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2015-06-11  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 525  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:03
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Mature Joseph Smith and Treasure Searching.” Brigham Young University Studies 24, no. 4 (1984): 489.
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The past year intensified the study of the Prophet’s early life because of the release of two “treasure letters” seeming to illuminate the pre-Book of Mormon period. The questionable letter of Joseph Smith to Josiah Stowell in 1825 has a “clever spirit” guarding a treasure hoard. The questionable 1830 letter from Martin Harris to William W. Phelps claims that Joseph spoke of a salamander and “old spirit” at the hill in 1827, though Joseph’s real experience could be obscured by such a singular secondhand report. Publicity on these documents has stimulated research and reevaluation, some of it asserting a lifelong interest of the Prophet in paranormal discovery of riches. This paper examines the basis of such claims after 1827 and finds them wanting. Editor’s Note: The online version of this article was revised after it became public knowledge that the 1830 Martin Harris letter referred to in the article was a Mark Hofmann forgery.

Keywords: Early Church History; Folk Magic; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Treasure Seeking
ID = [8983]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-01-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 946  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:02
“Maxwell Institute Announces Nibley Fellows.” Insights 32, no. 4 (2012).
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Named in honor of the late Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh W. Nibley, the Maxwell Institute’s Nibley Fellowship Program is intended to help foster the next generation of faithful scholars by providing financial aid to students enrolled in accredited doctoral programs in areas of study related to the work and mission of the institute, including study of the Bible, early Christianity, the Book of Mormon and other restoration scriptures, and Mormon studies.

Keywords: Latter-day Saint; scholar; Hugh W. Nibley; generation
ID = [66654]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Maxwell Institute Announces Valuable New Research Tool.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).
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The Maxwell Institute and the Harold B. Lee Library have announced that a new electronic database, “Book of Mormon Publications, 1829–1844,” will soon be available to researchers and others interested in Mormon history. “We are excited about this collection,” notes M. Gerald Bradford, executive director of the Maxwell Institute, “because it brings together for the first time everything published about the Book of Mormon during Joseph Smith’s lifetime. Books, pamphlets, and articles from newspapers and periodicals are all included. This represents a major step forward for Mormon studies.”

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; research; Book of Mormon; BYU
ID = [66895]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
“Maxwell Institute Well Represented at FAIR Conference.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).
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Four scholars from the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship spoke at the FAIR conference held in Sandy, Utah, in August. FAIR, the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing well-documented answers to criticisms of Latter-day Saint doctrine, belief, and practice.

Keywords: Neal A. Maxwell Institute; doctrine; FAIR Conference; Book of Mormon
ID = [66867]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
DeLong, Richard A. “Maya Glyphs May Identify Hill Cumorah.” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 67 (Winter 1989): 4-5, 14.
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The temple of inscriptions at Palenque in Mexico has a glyph that “can be interpreted as meaning Hill Ramah or Hill Cumorah” Delong believes that Cerro Rabon is a prime candidate for the Hill Cumorah in Mesoamerica.

ID = [79743]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Christenson, Allen J. “Maya Harvest Festivals and the Book of Mormon: Annual FARMS Lecture.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3, no. 1 (1991): 1-31.
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Christenson, in the annual FARMS lecture delivered on 27 February 1991, examined the Maya New Year’s harvest festival, perhaps the most important public festival of the year. The festival coincided with the main corn harvest in mid-November and served as the New Year’s Day of the solar calendar, when kingship was renewed. Christenson gave particular attention to the symbolic treatments of the evil god Mam; the ritual descent of the king, as representative of the god of life and resurrection, into the underworld; the king’s ritual conflict with and defeat of the lords of the underworld (and of death); and the king’s triumphant return or resurrection. The Maya used the image of the tree of life in connection with the atonement and resurrection.

Keywords: Atonement; Calendar System; Festival; Maya; Mesoamerica; Resurrection; Tree of Life
ID = [111]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 62106  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Treat, Raymond C., and Mary K. Leeding. “Maya Hieroglyphs for Cardinal Directions Found—Or North is North.” Zarahemla Record 32-33 (1986): 14.
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People deciphering Book of Mormon geography have argued about whether the Nephite “north” is true north. This article reports hieroglyphs found in Rio Azul that were oriented correctly to the cardinal directions.

ID = [79744]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Simmons, Verneil W., and Raymond C. Treat. “Maya Hieroglyphs Point to the Book of Mormon.” Zarahemla Record 19-21 (Winter, Spring, Summer 1983): 1-5, 24.
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Examines research into Maya glyphs and states that this research has produced two finds important to Book of Mormon believers: the glyphs are partly phonetic, and the glyphs deal mainly with history. Based upon findings from glyphs, the author proposes Yaxchilan to be Zarahemla and Palenque to be Bountiful.

ID = [79745]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Smith, Lyle. “Maya Language and the Book of Mormon.” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 70 (Fall 1990): 12-14.
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Finds parallels between Maya hieroglyphs and themes in the Book of Mormon to demonstrate the validity of Mesoamerica as the setting for Book of Mormon events.

ID = [79746]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1990-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Robison, Stanford. The Maya Legacy: A Sequel to the Book of Mormon. Las Vegas: Author, 1977.
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Robinson wishes to tell “the tragic story of the Maya Lamanite who was forsaken by the Lord. It tells of his past, his present, his future, and [the Latter-day Saints’] obligation to this neglected branch of Lehi’s family. It is a true story gleaned from historical, archaeological, and sociological facts, and is woven in and around the Book of Mormon narrative” Includes two fold-out maps.

ID = [78557]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Dibble, Charles E. “The Mayan Days…and Their Meaning.” Improvement Era 45, no. 4 (1942): 198.
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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 eleventh part covers the Mayan calendar.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Calendar System, Native Americans – Maya, Timekeeping
ID = [76767]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Millennial Star. “Mayan Stone Highways.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 91, no. 44 (31 October 1929): 701-2.
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Presents an extract from Science Supplement concerning discoveries of ancient Mayan cities, roads, temples and other ruins of interest to Latter-day Saints.

ID = [81418]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-10-31  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Martin, Walter. The Maze of Mormonism. Santa Ana: Vision House, 1978.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. The author discusses numerous elements that he sees as anachronistic, including contradictions with the Bible, Christian teachings before Christ, and alleged plagiarisms from the New Testament.

ID = [78558]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
McLellin, William E. “McLellin Expresses Feelings in Letter.” Church News 55 (8 December 1985): 6, 10.
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The full text of a letter written by William E. McLellin dated August 14, 1880, to J. T. Cobb in which he reaffirms his testimony of the Book of Mormon. He denies that Sidney Rigdon helped to author the book as he had not known Joseph Smith until after publication of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79747]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1985-12-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Lamb, David. “The Meaning Behind Moroni’s Title of Liberty.” Zarahemla Record 45 (November 1989): 1-2.
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Moroni and the Title of Liberty feature a “step-by-step procedure on preparation for spiritual warfare through the upholding of Jesus Christ” These steps are: despise evil, humble ourselves, put on the armor of God, seek God’s instruction through prayer, work to save the nation, and look to the Lord.

ID = [80537]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
American Indian Restoration Enterprises (AIRE). The Meaning of Indian Restoration Bulletin #3. Alexandria, VA: American Indian Restoration Enterprises, March 1962.
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The American Indians have lost more than buffalo and animals of the forest. Their greatest loss was in their knowledge of the Great Spirit. There is a sacred book of their history that will restore that knowledge—the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78559]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Lamb, David. “The Meaning of the Name ‘Mormon’” Zarahemla Record 43 (June 1989): 1-2.
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Suggests that the Book of Mormon was not named after a man, but after a place called Mormon where the Nephites once covenanted to observe the laws of God. This important place was very suitable as a name for a book of scripture.

ID = [80538]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Thomas, Mark D. “The Meaning of the Revival Language in the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone 8 (May/June 1983): 19-25.
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Shows certain similarities between activities and language in the Book of Mormon and those found in religious revivals of the early nineteenth century. Includes some interesting comparisons, such as being saved from our sins, not in them.

ID = [80539]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Sjodahl, Janne M. “Meaning of the Word ‘Mormon’” Improvement Era 30, no. 5 (1927): 433-434.
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This article quotes Joseph Smith’s statement that “Mormon” means “more good,” or, in other words, “better.” The first syllable is English, the second is Egyptian. The “good” in the name is related to the gospel as good news. Several native American languages have superlatives that translate “more good.”

Keywords: Language – Egyptian, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics, Onomastics
ID = [76892]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
England, Eugene. “‘Means unto Repentance’: Unique Book of Mormon Insights into Christ’s At-one-ment.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 153-167. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Many Christians and their churches have seen the fall of Adam as a great mistake that ruined God’s plan and offended him. They have assumed that God was unhappy with humanity for what Adam did in Eden. This led to the idea that we must win back his love and favor. If we could not do that by our own actions, then it had to be by Christ’s suffering, as a kind of gift that would please God. But the scriptures are clear that God did not reject us; rather, mankind rejected him. We do not need to win back God’s love; he is always ready. Instead, we need to be reconciled to God.

Keywords: Atonement; Fall of Adam; Jesus Christ; Love; Reconciliation; Repentance
ID = [75630]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 28640  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘Meek and Lowly’” Devotional, Brigham Young University, October 21, 1986.
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Meekness is needed in order for us to be spiritually successful—whether in matters of the intellect, in the management of power, in the dissolution of personal pride, or in coping with the challenges and routine of life. With meekness, living in “thanksgiving daily” is actually possible even in life’s stern seasons.

Keywords: Discipleship; Meekness
ID = [68819]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1986-10-21  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:55
Maxwell, Neal A. “Meekly Drenched in Destiny.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, September 5, 1982.
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Furthermore, whether you realize it or not, you are a generation drenched in destiny.

Keywords: Divine Nature; Divine Potential; Excellence; Humility; Meekness; Progression; Podcast: Classic Speeches
ID = [68680]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1982-09-05  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:54
Cheville, Roy A. Meet Them in the Scriptures. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1960.
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Examines the personalities of important persons in the scriptures, including characters of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78010]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Pratt, Orson. “Meeting of Adam With His Posterity in the Valley of Adam-Ondi-Ahman—Location of the Valley—The Covenant With Enoch—Records of God’s Dealings With Men From the Period of the Creation—Method of Preserving the Records of Ancient Prophets—Christ’s Advent Among the Nephites—Fufillment of God’s Purposes and the Fullness of Times.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 16. 1874, 47–59.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Tabernacle, Ogden, Sunday Morning, May 18, 1873. Reported By: James Taylor.

ID = [29157]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1873-05-18  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 41686  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:39
Helland, Dean M. Meeting the Book of Mormon Challenge in Chile. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Information Service, 1992.
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Polemical work from a fundamentalist Protestant point of view. Contains a study guide to help Chilean Protestants learn how to “witness” to the Mormons. Includes photostat copy of the article “Book of Mormon Problems” written by the author and published by Saints Alive Journal.

ID = [78011]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Paterson, J. Roy H. Meeting the Mormons: A Study of the Mormon Church in Scotland and Elsewhere. Edinburgh: Constable, 1965.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. Alleged problems and anachronisms in the Book of Mormon are discussed such as Shakespeare, pre-Columbian domesticated animals, textual changes, King James English, plagiarism, and the Spaulding theory.

ID = [78012]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1965-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Russell, Collin Charles. “Meeting Zoram.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 24 (2017): 11-26.
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Abstract: Zoram, the servant of Laban, is a character from the Book of Mormon who is only mentioned a few times and on whom little information is given. This article analyzes what information is given in the Book of Mormon and contextualizes its historical background, all coupled with the observations of Latter-day Saint Church leaders and scholars. Insight is provided concerning Zoram’s Hebraic descent in the tribe of Manasseh and his working duties under Laban’s command, along with how all this affected his role in assisting Lehi’s family. The meaning of his name in Hebrew and possible correlations to the meaning of his life’s events are explained. The oath between Nephi and Zoram is discussed, and the debate regarding whether Zoram was a slave or servant is addressed, to show that he was likely a free servant.

ID = [3702]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 39025  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Welch, John W., John M. Lundquist, and Stephen D. Ricks. “The Melchizedek Material in Alma 13:13-19.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by , 238-272. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Melchizedek (Prophet); Plan of Redemption
ID = [75772]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Welch, John W. “The Melchizedek Material in Alma 13:13–19.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 238-272.
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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.
Discusses Alma’s use of the material about Melchizedek.

ID = [2360]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley,welch  Size: 71570  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:34
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Melchizedek Priesthood for a Spiritual Awakening … Read the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 64, no. 10 (1961): 756-757.
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This article tells of the assignment, given to every Melchizedek Priesthood holder, to read the Book of Mormon during the year 1961.

Keywords: Scripture Study, Study Helps
ID = [76921]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Duke, K. E. “Meliton Gonzalez Trejo: Translator of the Book of Mormon into Spanish.” Improvement Era 59, no. 10 (1956): 714-715, 753.
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This article is an historical account of the life, sacrifices, and accomplishments of Meliton Gonzalez Trejo, who, being guided by a dream, left his homeland Spain and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he joined the LDS church. Trejo translated the Book of Mormon into Spanish.

Keywords: Foreign Language Translation, Language – Spanish
ID = [77123]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1956-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Rees, Robert A. “Melville’s Alma and the Book of Mormon.” Emerson Society Quarterly 2/43 (1966): 41-46.
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A comparison of the character of Alma in Melville’s Mardi and the two Almas in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79748]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1966-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Packer, Boyd K. “The Member and the Military.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1968.
ID = [27894]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1968-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 10321  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:31
Brimhall, Carla. “Members Admonished to ‘Refurbish’ Their Lives.” Church News 56 (28 September 1986): 3, 7.
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President Benson lists six ways for members to increase their faith, one of which is to read and ponder the Book of Mormon. President Monson relates a story of a family that was converted by the Book of Mormon. Elder Dunn said that the spiritual side of man is built by reading the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. Elder Oswald showed a list of members who had committed to read the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79749]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-09-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Martino, James B. “Members and Missionaries Working Together.” Ensign, June 2020.
ID = [63525]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8353  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:16
Hart, John L. “Members Key to Growth, Pres. Benson Tells Leaders.” Church News 56 (6 July 1986): 3.
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In a talk to mission presidents, President Benson stresses that the Book of Mormon is the “great converter” Missionaries need to build their own faith and a way to do that is to read the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79750]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-07-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
“Members Responding to Prophet’s Challenge.” Church News 57 (10 May 1987): 10.
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Church President Ezra Taft Benson challenges members to read the Book of Mormon and the members respond by reading the book.

ID = [79751]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-05-10  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
“Memoir of the Mormons.” The Southern Literary Messenger 14 (November 1849): 641-54.
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A polemical article on Mormonism. Considering the Mormon movement to be a “fanatical delusion,” the author asserts that Joseph Smith used the Spaulding manuscript as the basis for the Book of Mormon narrative.

ID = [79752]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1849-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Sorenson, John L. “Memorial: Max Wells Jakeman 1910-1998.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).
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Observations from Jakeman’s students honor this LDS scholar, who could be called the father of Book of Mormon archaeology.

ID = [2987]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 4250  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Asay, Carlos E. “Memory.” New Era 16, no. 7 (1986): 46-50.
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Speaks out on the relationships between “memory and mood, memory and testimony, memory and models, memory and thoughts, and memory and you.” Asay quotes many scriptures from the Book of Mormon to support his ideas, including Alma 36, Moroni 10, Alma 18, and Helaman 5.

Keywords: Memory, Testimony
ID = [76605]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Asay, Carlos E. “Memory.” New Era 16 (July 1986): 46-50.
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Speaks out on the relationships between “memory and mood, memory and testimony, memory and models, memory and thoughts, and memory and you” Asay quotes many scriptures from the Book of Mormon to support his ideas, including Alma 36, Moroni 10, Alma 18, and Helaman 5.

ID = [79753]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Olsen, Steven L. “Memory and Identity in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013): 40-51.
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Remember is one of the most frequently used verbs in the Book of Mormon. It is consistently used by its authors in a covenant context—establishing or renewing an eternal relationship with God, expressing and realizing the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and preserving the distinctive identity of a covenant people. The present study examines the complex and profound ways that the complementary concepts of memory, identity, and covenants express the meaning of the sacred Nephite history through the vocabulary and narrative structures of the text and postulates how and why the Nephites preserved this official record for posterity.

Keywords: Context; Covenant; Gospel; Identity; Jesus Christ; Memory; Narrative; Remember
ID = [3297]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 43752  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Johnson, Ludwell H. “Men and Elephants in America.” Scientific Monthly (October 1952): 215-21.
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Evidence exists to prove that man and elephants coexisted in America during the premodern era.

ID = [79754]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1952-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Brimhall, George H. “Men and Monuments Speak of Joseph Smith.” Improvement Era 6, no. 9 (1903): 652-654.
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This article discusses scientific justifications for the Word of Wisdom. It also includes a clipping from a newspaper that talks of the ancient ruins of Central America and the magnificence of the race that occupied these ruins. The author writes that such ruins are evidence that the peoples of the Book of Mormon did indeed exist.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Historicity, Evidences, Pre-Columbian American History, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Word of Wisdom
ID = [77006]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1903-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Gray, A. F. Menace of Mormonism. Anderson, IN: Gospel Trumpet, 1926.
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Chapter 3 of this polemical work against Mormonism is devoted exclusively to the Book of Mormon. The author attempts to discredit Mormon interpretations of Bible prophecy that support the Book of Mormon. He discusses the Anthon episode, problems in the issue of translation, Bible plagiarism and anachronistic usage of biblical material such as the Sermon on the Mount, linguistic problems, the term Bible used 600 years before Christ, New Testament phraseology, Isaiah, lack of scientific evidence, and more. He concludes that the Book of Mormon is not a true history, but a fraud.

ID = [78013]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1926-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Andersen, Camey L. “Mentoring in the Savior’s Way: Learning from Jesus Christ’s Example in 3 Nephi.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81591]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
“Mentoring Students at the Maxwell Institute.” Insights 29, no. 1 (2009).
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We have all felt the excitement that comes from seeing a great scholar at work, whether in the classroom or the archives. No less palpable is the thrill of a personal encounter with the past through direct contact with ancient texts or artifacts. Most of us can trace our fascination with the ancient world back to just such a personal encounter. One of our roles at the Maxwell Institute is to help inspire the next generation of young scholars. We do this by providing opportunities for BYU students to work directly with Institute scholars on new research, and thus to help them have their own encounters with the ancient world.

Keywords: students; Maxwell Institute; BYU; language
ID = [66910]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Fear, Michael J. “The Merits of Christ: Fallen Humanity’s Hope for Redemption.” 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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Understanding men and women’s inability to merit salvation through their own efforts can lead one to rely “alone upon the merits of Christ”. Nephi put it this way: “O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man”. Nephi had seen his weak and fallen condition and realized that without the strength of the Lord, he would not be able to overcome the world and his own personal struggles. When we see clearly that we are lost and that we need Him, we can be led to rely on His goodness and His grace in our lives. This reliance on the merits of Christ involves more than simply passive belief. It includes recognizing our fallen nature and finding access to grace through making and keeping sacred covenants.

Keywords: Atonement; Jesus Christ; Merits; Redemption; Righteousness
ID = [35818]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 17079  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Merrie Miss B, Blazer B, Sunday School Course 11. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1981.
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Lessons for young people in Sunday School, based on Book of Mormon characters, events, and doctrine.

ID = [78014]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Givens, Terryl L. “Themes.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 107-136.
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Givens first recounts the six visions that Nephi records in the Book of Mormon. He then suggests five themes from these visions: personal revelation, focus on Jesus Christ, wilderness and varieties of Zion, new configurations of scripture, and the centrality of family. Finally, he expands on each of these themes individually, explaining how they are illustrated throughout the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Family; Jesus Christ; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Personal Revelation; Vision; Zion
ID = [625]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 68856  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Treat, Raymond C. “Mesoamerican Archaeology and the Book of Mormon.” Zarahemla Record 5 (Summer 1979): 1-2, 6-8.
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Through illustrated outlines, the article compares the major points of the Mesoamerican and Book of Mormon cultural histories. The evidence and correlations presented support the authenticity of Book of Mormon cultural history.

ID = [79755]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Gardner, Brant A. “A Mesoamerican Context for the Book of Mormon is a Two-edged Sword.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 4, 2013.
ID = [4778]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-01-04  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 5187  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:59
Treat, Raymond C. “Mesoamerican Linguistics.” Zarahemla Record 34 (1986): 4-6.
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Discusses the development of the Mayan language based upon the research of Cambell and Kaufman and proposes that the Mayan language is descended from that of the Nephites. Briefly discusses the relationship of the Olmec-Jaredite languages.

ID = [79756]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Jakeman, M. Wells. “The Mesoamerican Pantheon.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 16 (1 December 1953).
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There are eighteen different aspects of Yahweh or Jehovah that are duplicated by the Life and Rain gods, Itzamna-Chac of Mayan culture and Quetzalcoatl-Tloloc of Central Mexico. There are too many similarities for this to be an accident. There is much evidence to show that pagan practices developed among the Lamanites in a late period. Idolatrous gods were added that are identifiable with Near Eastern gods.

ID = [80540]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1953-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Sorenson, John L. “A Mesoamerican System of Weights and Measures? Did the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica use a system of weights and scales in measuring goods and their values?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 2 (1992).
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Ancient Mesoamericans used some systems of weights and measures; items in the market, though, were usually sold by volume. The Mesoamerican weights and measures may coincide with the weights and measures described in Alma 11 of the Book of Mormon, but more research is necessary in order to make conclusive claims.

ID = [3010]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 27131  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Roper, Matthew P. “Mesoamerican ‘Cimeters’ in Book of Mormon Times.” Insights 28, no. 1 (2008).
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The Book of Mormon first mentions a weapon called a cimeter during the time of Enos (some time between about 544 and 421 bc). Speaking of his people’s Lamanite enemies, Enos says, “their skill was in the bow, and in the cimeter, and the ax” (Enos 1:20). Later, in the first and second centuries bc, the weapon was part of the armory of both Nephites and Lamanites in addition to swords and other weapons (Mosiah 9:16; 10:8; Alma 2:12; 43:18, 20, 37; 60:2; Helaman 1:14).

Keywords: Book of Mormon; cimeter; weapons; English
ID = [66883]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Sorenson, John L. “Mesoamericans in Pre-Spanish North America.” 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; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; Mesoamerica; Pre-Columbian American History
ID = [66506]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Sorenson, John L. “Mesoamericans in Pre-Spanish South America.” 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; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; Mesoamerica; Pre-Columbian American History
ID = [66505]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Evans, John Henry. “Message and Characters of the Book of Mormon.” Salt Lake City: n.p., 1929.
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Written for young people. Details the historical background of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, its translation, and then presents selected messages and characters from the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78015]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1929-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Hill, George W. “Message from an Indian Prophet.” Juvenile Instructor 14, no. 8 (1879): 91-92.
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Report of a prophecy concerning the coming of Johnston’s army and of U.S. soldiers in Utah Territory, delivered by a messenger considered to be one of the Three Nephites.

Keywords: Early Church History, Native Americans, Prophecy, Utah War
ID = [75907]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-04-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Hill, George W. “Message from an Indian Prophet.” Juvenile Instructor 14 (15 April 1879): 91-92.
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Report of a prophecy concerning the coming of Johnston’s army and of U.S. soldiers in Utah Territory, delivered by a messenger considered to be one of the Three Nephites.

ID = [79757]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-04-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Church Educational System(CES). Message of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Department of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, 1964.
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A seminary teacher’s manual designed for Indian students. Includes lesson outlines, lesson objectives, ideas for devotional materials, creative ways to present the lesson, and lesson preparation aids.

ID = [78016]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1964-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
The Message of the Book of Mormon Is True about Its Own Divine Authenticity. Rozelle, New South Wales: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,n.d.
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A pamphlet that discusses the testimony of the Book of Mormon witnesses and argues that the book carries its own evidence or authenticity.

ID = [78560]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Message of the Book of Mormon is True About:. .. Rozelle, New S Wales: Standard Publishing House,n.d.
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A series of one-page pamphlets that presents Book of Mormon passages concerning such topics as: “Reality of God,” “Deity of Jesus,” “Salvation Through Christ,” “Agency of Man,” “Immortality of Man,” “Baptism,” “Miracles and the Gifts of the Spirit,” and the “Kingdom of God” Each pamphlet contains three or four passages of scripture from the Book of Mormon that exemplify the doctrine expressed in the title.

ID = [78561]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Message of the Book of Mormon: Indian Seminary Course of Study: Teacher Manual Course 9. Provo, UT: Department of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, 1970.
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A manual for Seminary teachers who teach American Indians. Seventeen lessons cover a variety of topics including, transmission of the Book of Mormon, faith, courage, obedience, and the destiny of the Indian.

ID = [78017]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Glick, Leonard B. “A Message to Judah.” Midstream 29 (June-July 1983): 30-34.
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Mormons “reject anti- Semitism as an intrinsically distasteful ideology” This is based on the Mormon interpretation of Ezekiel 37:16-17, which explains that the Book of Mormon is the stick of Joseph and the Bible is the stick of Judah. The Book of Mormon teaches that the “New Jerusalem” will be established on the American continent by Israelites. Descendants of Judah will reestablish Old Jerusalem. The LDS church, according to the Book of Mormon, will concern itself with building the “New Jerusalem” on the American continent.

ID = [78896]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Ludlow, Daniel H. “The Message to the Jews with Special Emphasis on 2 Nephi 25.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 241–57. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36878]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 33358  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Fry, Charles. “The Message Which the Book of Mormon Bears to the American Nation.” Saints’ Herald 74 (21 September 1927): 1098-1100.
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The Book of Mormon states that America is a choice land that is reserved for a righteous people. It declares that Jesus Christ is the God who calls to every person all over the world and to the inhabitants of America to repent. Failure to heed this message will culminate in the failure of the nation.

ID = [80541]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Deseret Sunday School Union. Messages for Exaltation: Eternal Insights from the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1967.
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A Sunday School instructor’s manual containing forty-five Book of Mormon lessons. The lessons feature lesson objectives, commentary, selected related scriptural references, and an assignment for the next class.

ID = [78018]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Lloyd, R. Scott. “Messages, Music Move Listeners.” Church News 57 (24 January 1987): 3.
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President Benson and Elder Ashton spoke at a leadership conference concerning the importance of the Book of Mormon. President Benson stressed the importance of using the Book of Mormon in missionary work and in practical religion.

ID = [79758]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-01-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Talmage, James E. “A Messenger from the Presence of God.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 80, no. 38 (19 September 1918): 593-95.
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A testimony of the Book of Mormon and explanation of how it came into existence through the appearance of an angel.

ID = [81364]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-09-19  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘The Messenger of Salvation’: The Messenger-Message Christology of D&C 93:8 and Its Implications for Latter-day Saint Missionary Work and Temple Worship.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 51 (2022): 1-28.
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Abstract: Several of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s earliest revelations, beginning with Moroni’s appearance in 1823, quote the prophecy of Malachi 3:1 with the Lord “suddenly com[ing] to his temple” as “messenger of the covenant.” Malachi 3:1 and its quoted iterations in 3 Nephi 24:1; Doctrine and Covenants 36:8; 42:36; 133:2 not only impressed upon Joseph and early Church members the urgency of building a temple to which the Lord could come, but also presented him as the messenger of the Father’s restored covenant. Malachi’s prophecy concords with the restored portion of the “fulness of the record of John” and its “messenger” Christology in D&C 93:8 in which Jesus Christ is both “the messenger of salvation” (the “Word”) and the Message (also “the Word”). The ontological kinship of God the Father with Jesus, angels (literally messengers), and humankind in Joseph’s early revelations lays the groundwork for the doctrine of humankind’s coeternality with God (D&C 93:29), and the notion that through “worship” one can “come unto the Father in [Jesus’s] name, and in due time receive of his fulness” (D&C 93:19; cf. D&C 88:29). D&C 88 specifies missionary work and ritual washing of the feet as a means of becoming, through the atonement of Jesus Christ, “clean from the blood of this generation” (D&C 88:75, 85, 138). Such ritual washings continued as a part of the endowment that was revealed to Joseph Smith during the Nauvoo period. Missionary work itself constitutes a form of worship, and temple worship today continues to revolve around missionary work for the living (the endowment) and for the dead (ordinances). The endowment, like the visions in which prophets were given special missionary commissions, [Page 2]situates us ritually in the divine council, teaches us about the great Messenger of salvation, and empowers us to participate in his great mission of saving souls.

Keywords: Church history; Malachi 3:1; messenger of the covenant; temples
ID = [12566]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 67872  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:01
Garrett, H. Dean. “The Messengers and the Message: Missionaries to the Lamanites.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
ID = [35877]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 31473  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:37
Bowen, Matthew L. “Messengers of the Covenant: Mormon’s Doctrinal Use of Malachi 3:1 in Moroni 7:29–32.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 31 (2019): 111-138.
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Abstract: Although not evident at first glance, shared terminology and phraseology in Malachi 3:1 (3 Nephi 24:1) and Moroni 7:29–32 suggest textual dependency of the latter on the former. Jesus’s dictation of Malachi 3–4 to the Lamanites and Nephites at the temple in Bountiful, as recorded and preserved on the plates of Nephi, helped provide Mormon a partial scriptural and doctrinal basis for his teachings on the ministering of angels, angels/messengers of the covenant, the “work” of “the covenants of the Father,” and “prepar[ing] the way” in his sermon as preserved in Moroni 7. This article explores the implications of Mormon’s use of Malachi 3:1. It further explores the meaning of the name Malachi (“[Yahweh is] my messenger,” “my angel”) in its ancient Israelite scriptural context and the temple context within which Jesus uses it in 3 Nephi 24:1.

ID = [3591]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 63497  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Warren, Bruce W., and Thomas Stuart Ferguson. The Messiah In Ancient America. Provo, UT: Book of Mormon Research Foundation, 1987.
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New archaeological discoveries in Mesoamerica confirm the validity of the Book of Mormon. The authors discuss historical accounts, traditions, and myths and display photographs of ancient pictographs concerning Quetzalcoatl as the Christ figure in America who taught Christian values and ordinances. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. This work is reviewed in S.742.

ID = [78562]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘The Messiah Will Set Himself Again’: Jacob’s Use of Isaiah 11:11 in 2 Nephi 6:14 and Jacob 6:2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 44 (2021): 287-306.
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Abstract: In sermons and writings, Jacob twice quotes the prophecy of Isaiah 11:11 (“the Lord [ʾădōnāy] shall set his hand again [yôsîp] the second time to gather the remnant of his people”). In 2 Nephi 6:14 and Jacob 6:2, Jacob uses Isaiah 11:11 as a lens through which he interprets much lengthier prophetic texts that detail the restoration, redemption, and gathering of Israel: namely, Isaiah 49:22–52:2 and Zenos’s Allegory of the Olive Trees (Jacob 5). In using Isaiah 11:11 in 2 Nephi 6:14, Jacob, consistent with the teaching of his father Lehi (2 Nephi 2:6), identifies ʾădōnāy (“the Lord”) in Isaiah 11:11 as “the Messiah” and the one who will “set himself again the second time to recover” his people (both Israel and the righteous Gentiles who “believe in him”) and “manifest himself unto them in great glory.” This recovery and restoration will be so thoroughgoing as to include the resurrection of the dead (see 2 Nephi 9:1–2, 12–13). In Jacob 6:2, Jacob equates the image of the Lord “set[ting] his hand again [yôsîp] the second time to recover his people” (Isaiah 11:11) to the Lord of the vineyard’s “labor[ing] in” and “nourish[ing] again” the vineyard to “bring forth again” (cf. Hebrew yôsîp) the natural fruit (Jacob 5:29–33, 51–77) into the vineyard. All of this suggests that Jacob saw Isaiah 49:22–52:2 and Zenos’s allegory (Jacob 5) as telling essentially the same story. For Jacob, the prophetic declaration of Isaiah 11:11 concisely summed up this story, describing divine initiative and iterative action to “recover” or gather Israel in terms of the verb yôsîp. Jacob, foresaw this the divine action as being accomplished through the “servant” and “servants” in Isaiah 49–52, “servants” analogous to those described by Zenos in his allegory. For Jacob, the idiomatic use of yôsîp in Isaiah 11:11 as he quotes it in 2 Nephi 6:14 and Jacob 6:2 and as repeated throughout Zenos’s allegory (Jacob 5) reinforces the patriarch Joseph’s statement preserved in 2 Nephi 3 that this figure would be a “Joseph” (yôsēp).

ID = [3422]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 53981  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Smith, Alana. “Messianic Time and The Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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Walter Benjamin famously claimed that “only a redeemed mankind is granted the fullness of its past-which is to say, only for a redeemed mankind has its past become citable in all its moments. Each moment it has lived becomes a citation a l’ordre du jour. And that day is Judgment Day.” The Book of Mormon (1830) posits a pathway to redemption for believers and organizes all time around the coming of Christ. I aim to use Benjamin’s model of messianic time to interpret the complicated formal and narrative temporalities in The Book of Mormon and to offer a possible answer to the question, “Why did The Book of Mormon materialize when and where it did?” The Book of Mormon anticipates its own appearance in the nineteenth century. This temporal peculiarity authorizes my reading of the sacred text in its economic and historical context. I will argue that Joseph Smith’s discovery and translation of the plates he unearthed on a hillside in Palmyra, New York, presented a challenge to the capitalist perception of time that threatened to further disenfranchise Smith and others in the Burned-over District.

ID = [81911]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Charlesworth, James H. “Messianism in the Pseudepigrapha and the Book of Mormon.” In Reflections on Mormonism: Judaeo-Christian Parallels, ed. Truman G. Madsen, 99–137. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1978.
ID = [37139]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books  Size: 92154  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:46
Dibble, Charles E. “Metal Craft in Ancient America.” Improvement Era 44, no. 3 (1941): 218.
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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 fourth part covers Ancient American metallurgy.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Ancient America – South America, Gold, Metallurgy
ID = [76898]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1941-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Hamblin, William J. “Metal Plates and the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 20-22. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Brass Plates; Metallurgy; Subscriptio
ID = [75645]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 5057  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Hinckley, Gordon B. “Metal Plates in the British Museum.” Improvement Era 39, no. 3 (1936): 154.
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Research has shown that the Egyptians, Hebrews, and Greeks used tablets of metal to record important documents. The Inca-ruled natives of Peru and the Aztecs of Mexico engraved records on metal sheets. Engraved records are also found among relics of North American Indians. The British Museum possesses a set of twenty-five silver plates containing Buddha’s first sermon and a gold tablet containing the dedication of the temple to Osiris by Ptolemy Eureregetes, 242-222 B.C.

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Near East, Metal Plates, Metallurgy, Recordkeeping
ID = [76942]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1936-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Metal Plates, Stone Boxes.” Church News 39 (8 November 1969): 16.
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Attempts to demonstrate that contemporaries of Lehi used stone boxes and metal plates.

ID = [79759]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1969-11-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Petersen, Mark E. “Metal Plates, Stone Boxes.” Church News 39 (8 November 1969): 16.
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Brings attention to the recent discoveries of metal plates with inscriptions on them and stone boxes containing treasures.

ID = [79760]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1969-11-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Crowley, Ariel L. “Metal Record Plates in Ancient Times.” N.p., 1947.
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Produces many evidences that ancient Israelites engraved their records upon metal plates.

ID = [78019]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1947-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Brown, S. Kent, and Peter N. Johnson, eds. “Metallurgy.” In Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land
ID = [75522]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Sorenson, John L. “Metals and Metallurgy relating to the Book of Mormon Text.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1992.
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The text of the Book of Mormon refers many times to metals, ores, and metal processing. John Sorenson provides an annotated bibliography of sources on archaeological finds of Old World and Mesoamerican metallurgy and metal specimens. He includes a summary of statements in the Book of Mormon text about metals, ores, and metal processing, with notes on Hebrew usage of metal-related terms.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Archaeology; Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Bibliography; Language - Hebrew; Metallurgy
ID = [8594]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,sorenson  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Phillips, W. Revell. “Metals of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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For three weeks in February 2000, a team of BYU geologists worked in coastal Dhofar, focusing on geological formations that could have produced the metals needed by Nephi for making tools to build a ship. This article discusses the ores and processes that Nephi would have employed and considers the possibility that the coast of Dhofar may be a candidate for the location of Nephi’s shipbuilding.

ID = [3041]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 24426  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Lancaster, James E. “The Method of Translation of the Book of Mormon.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 3 (1983): 51-61.
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In this article the author explores the process by which the Book of Mormon was translated through the lens of first-hand accounts of the early witnesses, allowing us to ”…place a broader interpretation on the nature of the Book of Mormon record itself.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon, witnesses; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon, editions and translations; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [81963]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Wigger, John. “Methodism as Context for Joseph Smith’s First Vision.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 (2020): 149-165.
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Joseph Smith and his family had considerable contact with Methodism in the years surrounding his first vision, as Richard Bushman has described. Lucy and Joseph Sr. attended Methodist meetings while the family lived in Vermont. In Palmyra, Joseph Jr. reportedly attended Methodist camp meetings, where he experienced “a spark of Methodism,” and joined a class meeting of the Palmyra Methodist Church. Willard Chase, one of Joseph’s treasure-hunting associates in Palmyra, was also a Methodist class leader. Later, Chase hired a “conjuror,” and he and his sister Sally used her “green glass” in an attempt to find where Joseph had hidden the gold plates, which apparently did not violate his Methodist scruples. During the time that Joseph translated the plates into the Book of Mormon, he and his wife, Emma, attended Methodist meetings, and Joseph reportedly joined a class. Joining a class meeting was significant. It defined one as a member of a Methodist society. Anyone could attend public meetings, but joining a class implied a deeper level of commitment. Classes met once a week, usually in someone’s home. They were supposed to include about a dozen members, a size thought best to promote intimacy, openness, and discipline, though they often ballooned to two or three times that number. Class meetings were not preaching occasions. After singing and prayer, the leader would usually examine each member in turn, asking them to reveal their troubles and triumphs in front of their neighbors. The leader recorded attendance and contributions weekly. Attending a class meeting would have given Joseph Smith an inside look at all that it meant to be a Methodist.

Keywords: Joseph; Joseph; Jr.; Lucy Mack; Methodism; NY; Palmyra; Smith; Smith; Smith; Sr.
ID = [10396]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 35402  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:14
Dibble, Charles E. “Mexican and Mayan Codices.” Improvement Era 43, no. 8 (1940): 464-465, 504-506.
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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 first part covers Mexican and Mayan codices.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Codex, Native Americans – Aztec, Native Americans – Maya, Recordkeeping, Writing System
ID = [77093]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1940-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
O’Neill, Michael. “Mexican Calendar Tells Birth Date of Quetzalcoatl.” California Intermountain News (20 December 1979): 3-4.
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Ancient American calendars indicate that Quetzalcoatl was born on April 6, about the same year that Jesus was born.

ID = [79761]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1979-12-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Penrose, Charles W. “The Mexican Messiah.” Deseret Weekly 42 (2, 9 May 1891): 604, 620-21.
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Reports on an article in the May issue of Popular Science Monthly, which in turn borrowed the article from Gentleman’s Magazine. Pre-Columbian Mexicans believed in a god named Quetzalcoatl, who had striking similarities to the biblical Messiah. Cortez was mistaken for this god, who was expected to return. Comments on the author’s inference that Quetzalcoatl was St. Brendan, an Irish bishop.

ID = [80542]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1891-05-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Dibble, Charles E. “Mexican Money-axes.” Improvement Era 45, no. 7 (1942): 442.
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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 fourteenth part covers Mexican “money-axes.”

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Archaeology, Metallurgy, Mexico, Money
ID = [76919]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
McDannell, Colleen. “Mexicans, Tourism, and Book of Mormon Geography.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 50, no. 2 (Summer, 2017): 1-52.
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Using recent theoretical work developed by historian of American religions Robert A. Orsi, I argue that in order for the Book of Momron to have a vivid and compelling immediacy it has to be “enlivened.” … Within tourism to Book of Mormon sites, however, one family of tour guides use what I will call “fragmentary presence” to bring life to the sites. [From the text]

Keywords: Tourism; Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Mexico; Missiology, and tourism
ID = [82008]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Merrill, Harrison R. “Mexico and the Book of Mormon.” Deseret News Church Section (8, 15, 22, 29 October, 19 November, 1938): 4, 5, 2, 2.
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Suggests that much of the Book of Mormon activity took place in Mexico, speaks concerning Book of Mormon geography, archaeology, ancient races of Mexico, and traditions of the Mexican Indians.

ID = [79762]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1938-10-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Stevens, Thelona D. “Mexico: The Valley Shall Bloom Again.” Saints’ Herald 89 (22 August 1942): 1082-83, 1087.
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The peoples of the Book of Mormon were destroyed and their lands were not cared for. The Book of Mormon records this “sad fate” because of their iniquity, but in these latter days the land will again become fruitful if the people will serve the God of the land, Jesus Christ.

ID = [79763]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-08-22  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
O’Neill, Michael. “Mexico’s Ancient Messiah: Solving the Bible’s Unsolved Messianic Scripture.” California Intermountain News (25 January 1979, 8 February 1979): 3, 4-5.
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Relates Mexican data concerning Quetzalcoatl to the messianic concept of the Old Testament and ultimately to Jesus.

ID = [79764]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1979-01-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Brimhall, George H. MIA Lessons for the Advanced Senior Class. Bountiful, UT: Children of Alsina Elizabeth Brimhall Holbrook, 1988.
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Pages 323-29 feature MIA lessons about prophecy and the Book of Mormon. The lesson outlines were previously published in the Young Women’s Journal 36 (January—April 1925).

ID = [78020]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Norman, V. Garth. “Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith. Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 12.
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Review of Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (1994), by Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith.

ID = [231]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 12505  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Warren, Bruce W. “Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith. Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 13.
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Review of Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (1994), by Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith.

ID = [232]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 7289  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Bush, Charles D. “Michael R. Todd, Ted E. Van Horn, and Mark Van Horn. Book of Mormon Stories CD-ROM.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): Article 17.
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Review of Book of Mormon Stories (CD-ROM, 1995), by Michael R. todd, Ted E. Van Horn, and Mark Van Horn

ID = [272]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 4579  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
“The Michigan Relics Revisited.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).
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One of the most enduring archaeological hoaxes, the Michigan relics, a series of copper, slate, and clay forgeries, were “discovered” throughout counties in Michigan from the late 19th century until 1920. James Scotford and Daniel Soper apparently worked together to create and sell the forgeries. Scholars and archaeologists were skeptical from the outset, but interest in the objects persisted. In 1911 James E. Talmage studied the relics, recognizing the impact they could have on the perception of the Book of Mormon if they were genuine. In a detailed report, Talmage dismissed them as blatant forgeries.

Keywords: Michigan; Book of Mormon; relics; archeology
ID = [66762]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Talmage, James E. “The Michigan Relics: A Story of Forgery and Deception.” Deseret Museum Bulletin 2 (September 1911): 1-30.
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Talmage exposes the fraudulent nature of relics found in Michigan claimed to be of ancient origin. He warns collectors of artifacts and Church members eager for external evidences of the Book of Mormon not to be deceived. Talmage explains his investigation, details eight reasons for his conclusions, and cites other recognized scholars who have labeled the “Michigan relics” as spurious.

ID = [80543]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1911-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Talmage, James E. “The ‘Michigan Relics’” Improvement Era 14, no. 12 (1911): 1049-1076.
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A reprint of an article for Deseret Museum Bulletin, September 1911, with the addition of a letter from Miriam Brooks substantiating TAlmage’s observations.

Keywords: Ancient America – North America, Archaeology, Forgery, Hoax, Michigan Relics, Mound Builders
ID = [76976]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,talmage  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Treat, Raymond C. “Micmac—A Translation Key?” Zarahemla Record 11 (Winter 1981): 5, 8.
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Reports the finding by Mark Hofmann of the original Anthon Transcript. (Editor’s note: this transcript has since been shown to be a forgery.)

ID = [79765]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Line, C. Robert. “The Middoni Principle.” Religious Educator Vol. 1 no. 1 (2000).
ID = [38504]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 10793  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:56
Rees, Robert A. “The Midrashic Imagination and the Book of Mormon.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 44, no. 3 (Fall, 2011): 44-66.
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The Jewish Midrash, which runs to some twenty volumes, is a treasure house of “rabbinical exegeses, extrapolations, interpretations and expansions on the Torah.” Traditional midrashim, based on both oral and written tradition, constitute an extensive library of Jewish insight into the possible interpretations of scripture. Here, Rees argues that Latter-day Saints should consider writing midrashim based on Restoration scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. Since Latter-day Saints believe that the Book of Mormon was written by Israelites who began their long, exiled history in the New World with the Law and the Prophets up to Jeremiah, he stresses that it seems inviting to consider it a source, like the Torah, not only for interpretation but for invention, expansion, and imagination.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon; Mormon thought; Comparative religion, Judaism
ID = [81999]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A Mighty Change of Heart.” Ensign, October 1989.
ID = [49226]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13000  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:11
Condie, Spencer J. “A Mighty Change of Heart.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1993.
ID = [17247]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1993-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 11657  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:14
Condie, Spencer J. “A Mighty Change of Heart.” Ensign, November 1993.
ID = [51213]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11558  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:57
Caldwell, C. Max. “‘A Mighty Change’” 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 = [36779]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 38621  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Midgley, Louis C. “A Mighty Kauri Has Fallen: Hugh Winder Nibley (1910–2005).” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): Article 14.
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Since 1989, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon has published review essays to help serious readers make informed choices and judgments about books and other publications on topics related to the Latter-day Saint religious tradition. It has also published substantial freestanding essays that made further contributions to the field of Mormon studies. In 1996, the journal changed its name to the FARMS Review with Volume 8, No 1. In 2011, the journal was renamed Mormon Studies Review.
The author reflects on the lasting influence of the eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, whose far-reaching scholarship, unmatched erudition, and vigorous defense of the Mormon faith established Mormon studies on a solid foundation and pointed the way for others to follow.

ID = [509]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,nibley  Size: 46348  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Hart, John L. “Millionth Copy Given This Year.” Church News 51 (17 January 1981): 4.
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One million copies of the Book of Mormon have been donated to the personalized family-to-family Book of Mormon project since the project began in 1966.

ID = [79766]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1981-01-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Ritchie, Dwight C. The Mind of Joseph Smith: A Study of the Words of the Founder of Mormonism Revealing 24 Symptoms of Mental Derangement. Hamilton, MT: Ritchie, 1954.
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A psychological study of Mormonism’s founder, with an attempt to demonstrate that the Book of Mormon is a forgery and that Joseph Smith was deranged.

ID = [78563]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1954-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Toit, Herman du. “Minerva Teichert’s The Seduction of Corianton.” BYU Studies Quarterly 54, no. 2 (2015): 162-165.
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A previously unknown oil sketch by Minerva Teichert (1888–1976), the pioneering LDS woman artist, was recently acquired by an art collector when it came up for sale in Salt Lake City. This small painting depicts the temptation of Corianton, a son of Alma in the Book of Mormon. The painting had been owned for many years by a Wyoming rancher who received it from Teichert as a birthday gift when he was a boy in the early 1950s. This article introduces The Seduction of Corianton, including a full-color scan of the painting.

Keywords: Corianton (Son of Alma the Younger)
ID = [10828]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 7231  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:17
Larsen, Dean L. “Mingled Destinies: The Lamanites and the Latter-day Saints.” Ensign, December 1975.
ID = [42965]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19159  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:48
Smith, Robert William. Miniature Model of the Gold Plates. Salt Lake City: Pyramid, 1938.
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Presents a paper and wood model of the gold plates.

ID = [78021]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1938-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Millet, Robert L. “The Ministry of the Father and the Son.” In The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture, ed. Paul R. Cheesman, 44–72. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.
ID = [36972]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 66729  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:45
Washburn, Jesse N. The Miracle of the Book of Mormon. Orem, UT: Book Production Services, 1984.
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Divides the Book of Mormon into elements of doctrine, narrative, geography, structure, and miscellany. Correlates Book of Mormon scriptures with biblical chronological events, divides the geography into four lands (maps are included), the way in which the book is presented, and miscellaneous items of poetry and chiasmus.

ID = [78564]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Cook, Gene R. “Miracles among the Lamanites.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1980.
ID = [14592]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1980-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 9905  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:09
Cook, Gene R. “Miracles among the Lamanites.” Ensign, November 1980.
ID = [45172]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1980-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9821  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:33
Gillum, Gary P. “Miracles in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 27 (2017): 181-184.
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Review of Alonzo L. Gaskill, Miracles of the Book of Mormon: A Guide to the Symbolic Messages, 2015, Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, 447 pp. + bibliography, appendix of Brief Biographical Sketches of Ancient and Modern Non-LDS Sources Cited, index, etc. Hardbound. $27.99.
Abstract: Author Alonzo L. Gaskill has used his considerable scholarly and spiritual skills to provide the reader with a book that describes and applies to our lives the miracles found in the Book of Mormon, some of which may have slipped the reader’s eyes, mind, and heart.

ID = [3668]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 5656  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Townsend, Joseph Long King. “The Miraculous Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 30, no. 11 (1927): 1027-1028.
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This is a lengthy poem about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon from the Hill Cumorah.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Hill Cumorah, NY, Poetry
ID = [77142]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Quirl, Zeph. “The Miraculous Book of Mormon.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, November 14, 2017.
ID = [72899]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2017-11-14  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Harris, Llewellyn. “Miraculous Healing among the Zunis.” Juvenile Instructor 14 (15 July 1879): 160-61.
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Some Zuni Indians consider themselves to be descendants of Montezuma. A tradition says that more than 300 years before the Spanish arrived, white men landed in Mexico and became the ancestors of the great kings, including Montezuma. They intermarried and lost their distinction. Story told of an elder who administered to 406 Indians afflicted with small pox.

ID = [79767]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1879-07-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Welch, John W. “The Miraculous Timing of the Translation of the Book of Mormon.” in Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820–1844, 2nd edition, ed. John W. Welch, 121–125. Salt Lake City and Provo, UT: Deseret Book and BYU Press, 2017.
ID = [77228]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Book of Mormon Central. “The Miraculous Translation of the Book of Mormon into Japanese.” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #524. July 12, 2019.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Japan; Japanese; Church History
ID = [7812]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-07-12  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 16645  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “The Miraculous Translation of the Book of Mormon into Ukrainian.” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #483. November 8, 2018.
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Keywords: Ukraine; Book of Mormon Translation; Language
ID = [7853]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-11-08  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8989  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Smith, Lyle. “Mirror Images in Mesoamerica.” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 66 (Fall 1989): 4-7, 10.
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Chiasmus is used so profusely in the Book of Mormon that this author examines the mirror image of chiasmus in other forms such as art and architecture. The article contains figures and photographs as examples.

ID = [79768]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1989-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Johnson, D. Lynn. “The Missing Scripture.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 2 (1994): 84-93.
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During his visit to the Nephites, the Savior instructed Nephi to add to their records a missing scripture concerning the resurrection of many of the dead immediately following his own resurrection, as well as their appearance to many people. Good evidence suggests that it was Samuel the Lamanite’s prophecy of this resurrection that was missing. Aspects of the manner of recording, abridgment, and translation of the text of the Book of Mormon are elucidated through this missing scripture as it appears in the English text.

Keywords: Abridgment; Missing Scripture; Record; Resurrection; Samuel the Lamanite; Scripture; Translation
ID = [2873]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 17556  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Parr, Ryan. “Missing the Boat to Ancient America . . . Just Plain Missing the Boat.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): 83-106.
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Review of Simon G. Southerton. Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church.

Keywords: Ancient America; Criticism; DNA; Genetics; Native Americans; Science
ID = [500]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 53103  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Missing the Mark.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).
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In teaching Book of Mormon at Brigham Young University over the past quarter century, I have rarely found a student, whether true freshman or returned missionary, who knows what the word mark means in Jacob 4:14.1 Most of them know that the mark symbolizes Christ in this verse, but they do not know what a mark is. That is, if a mark symbolizes Christ, then mark must be something in real life other than Christ. In fact, most Book of Mormon readers justifiably feel satisfied and uplifted by relying on what they think mark means in this verse. While it is true that great lessons can be learned from this verse by relying simply on the symbolic meaning of mark, when the meaning of mark as it fell from the Prophet’s lips while translating becomes clear, whole new, additional dimensions of understandings of Jacob’s warning begin to unfold.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; BYU; student; mark; lessons
ID = [66915]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Spencer, Stan. “Missing Words: King James Bible Italics, the Translation of the Book of Mormon, and Joseph Smith as an Unlearned Reader.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 45-106.
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Abstract: Chapters from Isaiah quoted in the Book of Mormon use the King James Bible as a base text yet frequently vary from it in minor ways, particularly in the earliest text of the Book of Mormon. A disproportionate number of these variants are due to the omission or replacement of words italicized in the KJV. Many of the minor variants were eliminated by the printer for the 1830 edition or by Joseph Smith himself for the 1837 edition, but others remain. Some of the minor variants are easily explained as errors of dictation, transcription, or copying, but others are not so readily accounted for. While some are inconsequential, others negatively affect Isaiah’s text by confusing its meaning or violating grammatical norms. Most have no clear purpose. The disruptive character of these variants suggests they are secondary and were introduced by someone who was relatively uneducated in English grammar and unfamiliar with the biblical passages being quoted. They point to Joseph Smith, the unlearned man who dictated the Book of Mormon translation. Even so, it seems unlikely that a single individual would have intentionally produced these disruptive edits. They are better explained as the product of the well-intentioned but uncoordinated efforts of two individuals, each trying to adapt the Book of Mormon translation for a contemporary audience. Specifically, many of these variants are best explained as the results of Joseph Smith’s attempts to restore missing words to a text from which some words (those italicized in the KJV) had been purposefully omitted by a prior translator. The proposed explanation is consistent with witness accounts of the Book of Mormon translation that portray Joseph Smith visioning a text that was already translated into English. It is also supported by an 1831 newspaper article that describes Joseph Smith dictating one of the Book of Mormon’s biblical chapters minus the KJV’s italicized words. An understanding of the human element in the Book of Mormon translation can aid the student of scripture in distinguishing the “mistake of men” from those variants that are integral to the Book of Mormon’s Bible quotations.

ID = [3496]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 64499  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Matthews, Robert J. “The Mission of Jesus Christ—Ether 3 and 4:2.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 19–29. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
ID = [36709]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 23119  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Mission to the Lamanites.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
ID = [35824]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 24043  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Brown, S. Kent. “Missionaries in War and Peace (Helaman 4–5).” In An Eye of Faith, eds. Kenneth L. Alford and Richard E. Bennett. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
ID = [34764]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 26929  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:48
“Missionaries Number Thirty-Three Thousand.” Church News 57 (14 March 1987): 3.
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Tells about the rising number of LDS missionaries, a record high of 33,000, and coupled with “perhaps the most extensive missionary circulation ever of the Book of Mormon” as a missionary tool.

ID = [79769]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-03-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
“Missionaries, Members Cover State with Book of Mormon.” Church News 59 (8 July 1989): 12.
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A news report that LDS missionaries and members in New Hampshire are placing copies of the Book of Mormon in every public library.

ID = [79770]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1989-07-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Romney, Marion G. “The Missionary and the Book of Mormon.” Salt Lake City: n.p., 1970?.
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A tract prepared for full-time missionaries that argues that the “Book of Mormon is the most effective piece of missionary literature we have”

ID = [78565]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Schofield, K. “Missionary Book Report.” Friend 18 (September 1988): 34.
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Cartoon message for children. A nine-year-old boy presents a book report on the Book of Mormon in his school, impressing his teacher to the point that she desires to read it.

ID = [79771]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Blake, Vira H. “The Missionary Fires Continue to Burn for Faithful Ninety-Year-Old.” Church News 57 (21 November 1987): 5.
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A story of a 90-year-old woman who sends copies of the Book of Mormon, along with her testimony, to her non-member relatives and friends.

ID = [80544]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-11-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Drummond, Peggy Ann. “Missionary Focus: One Good Conversion Deserves Another.” New Era 5, no. 3 (1975): 43.
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A story of a girl who was converted by the Book of Mormon and she in turn helped convert ten other people.

Keywords: Conversion, Missionary Work
ID = [76625]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
“Missionary Growth Outpaces General Book of Mormon Fund.” Church News 63 (7 August 1993): 3, 5.
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A lack of copies of the Book of Mormon available for missionaries prompts a request for more donations to the Church’s General Book of Mormon Fund.

ID = [79772]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1993-08-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Edwards, F. Henry. The Missionary Message of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1929.
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Contains thirteen lessons for adults on instructions and teachings within the Book of Mormon on missionary work.

ID = [78566]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1929-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Smith, Conley. “Missionary Moments: The ‘Best Missionaries’” Church News 56 (7 December 1986): 16.
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Testimony of a convert who discovered and joined the Church via the Book of Mormon; he found scriptural prophets such as Nephi and Moroni to be “the best missionaries”

ID = [79774]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-12-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Pinegar, Ed J. “Missionary Work and the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. This transcript of a video lecture was prepared by the staff of the Portland Institute of Religion. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Referring to passages in the Book of Mormon (which is the great converter), Ed Pinegar, former president of the Missionary Training Center, emphasizes the commission that all members of the church have to bring souls to Christ. Missionaries are expected to exemplify the virtues that they teach to potential converts, such as repentance-induced purity, charity, obedience, fasting and prayer, faith, knowledge, and commitment.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8564]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Paden, William M. “The Missionary Work of the Mormons.” Biblical Review 16 (October 1931): 553-73.
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Denigrates LDS practices and teachings. Says that missionaries circulate the Book of Mormon but not the Bible. Comments on reactions of Church leaders to an earlier article claiming that LDS teachings were changing.

ID = [80545]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1931-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Bankhead, Reid E., and Glenn L. Pearson. Missionary Work with the Book of Mormon. Palmyra, NY: Cumorah Mission, 1967.
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Compiles approaches in using the Book of Mormon in connection with missionary work.

ID = [78022]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Paden, William M. Missions among Mormons—Why?. New York: Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, 1921.
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A polemical tract. Compares Mormonism with paganism, Baalism, and Islam. Paraphrases Moslem credo to be a Mormon slogan: “There are many gods, and Joseph Smith is their Prophet” Mormon scriptures have less value than the Koran.

ID = [78023]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1921-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Wixted, T. M. The Mistakes of the Book of Mormon. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Public Forum, 1965.
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Claims that the writer of the Book of Mormon was unaware of the setting of Jerusalem in 600 B.C., that he misunderstood such Hebrew words as “messiah,” and points out other mistakes of the book.

ID = [78567]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1965-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Lanier, Roy H. Mistakes of “Latter-day Saints”. Little Rock, AK: Harper,n.d.
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A polemical work against Mormonism containing similar material as the author’s other work, Is the Book of Mormon From God?

ID = [78024]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Keir, James F. “The ‘Mistakes’ of Joseph Smith.” Saints’ Herald 87 (27 August 1940): 531-32.
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A defense of Joseph Smith in response to The Children of God, by Vardis Fisher. Joseph Smith made no mistake in translating the record that represents a people who dwelt upon the land of America 600 years B.C. who brought no records of the minor prophets who wrote between the time of Lehi’s departure and A.D. 70.

ID = [80252]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1940-08-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Nibley, Hugh W. “Mixed Voices: A Study in Book of Mormon Criticism.” A series of articles in Improvement Era in 9 parts running from Mar 1959 through Nov 1959.
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Reprinted as six chapters in The Prophetic Book of Mormon.
A series about the Book of Mormon and its nineteenth-century American critics. David Marks, who heard the story of the book from the Whitmer family, dismissed it as deception that he could not support by purchasing the book. Alexander Campbell, Origen Bacheler, E. D. Hose, and Professor Rafinesque joined him. The critics could not believe in angelic visits, visions, and further revelation from God. They criticized the grammar and content, rebuked the translator as a fraud, a liar, and a money-digging, peep-stone looking cheat. One critic relied upon the words of another without checking to see if there was any truth.

ID = [919]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 9  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23

Articles

Nibley, Hugh W. “Kangaroo Court.” In “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon Criticism series, Improvement Era 62, no. 3 (March 1959): 145–48, 184–87.
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First of the series “Mixed Voices“: A Study in Book of Mormon Criticism in the Improvement Era.
A witty exposé of anti-Mormon methods of Book of Mormon criticism.

ID = [920]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 32727  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Kangaroo Court: Part Two.” In “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon Criticism series, Improvement Era 62, no. 4 (April 1959): 224–26, 300–1.
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Second of the series “Mixed Voices“: A Study in Book of Mormon Criticism in the Improvement Era.
A witty exposé of anti-Mormon methods of Book of Mormon criticism.

ID = [921]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,nibley  Size: 19400  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Just Another Book? Part One.” In “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon Criticism series, Improvement Era 62, no. 5 (May 1959): 345–47, 388–91.
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Third of the series “Mixed Voices“: A Study in Book of Mormon Criticism in the Improvement Era.
Shows ways in which the Book of Mormon was out-of-sorts with the nineteenth century and, thus, not just another book of that time.

ID = [922]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,nibley  Size: 21693  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Just Another Book? Part Two.” In “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon Criticism series, Improvement Era 62, no. 5 (June 1959): 412–13, 501–3.
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Fourth of the series “Mixed Voices“: A Study in Book of Mormon Criticism in the Improvement Era.
Shows ways in which the Book of Mormon was out-of-sorts with the nineteenth century and, thus, not just another book of that time.

ID = [923]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,nibley  Size: 17682  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Just Another Book? Part Two, Conclusion.” In “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon Criticism series, Improvement Era 62, no. 7 (July 1959): 530–31, 565.
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Fifth of the series “Mixed Voices“: A Study in Book of Mormon Criticism in the Improvement Era.
Shows ways in which the Book of Mormon was out-of-sorts with the nineteenth century and, thus, not just another book of that time.

ID = [924]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,nibley  Size: 12943  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Grab Bag.” Improvement Era 62, no. 7 (July 1959): 530–33, 546–48.
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Reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 8.
A look into how and where anti-Mormon sources get their ideas and information, and how to protect against them.

ID = [925]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 35656  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “What Frontier, What Camp Meeting?” In “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon Criticism series, Improvement Era 62, no. 8 (August 1959): 590–92, 610, 612, 614–15.
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Sixth of the series “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon criticism
This article responds to the assertion that the Book of Mormon is a product of the religious and political milieu of the American frontier.

ID = [926]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 30116  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Comparative Method.” In “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon Criticism series, Improvement Era 62, no. 10 (October 1959): 744–47, 759.
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Reprinted combined with part two in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 8.
The good and bad sides of comparing the Book of Mormon to other works.

ID = [927]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 22398  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Comparative Method (conclusion).” In “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon Criticism series, Improvement Era 62, no. 11 (November 1959): 848, 854, 856.
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Reprinted combined with part one in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 8.
The good and bad sides of comparing the Book of Mormon to other works.

ID = [928]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,nibley  Size: 11480  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Stokes, Adam O. “Mixing the Old with the New: The Implications of Reading the Book of Mormon from a Literary Perspective.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 25, no. 1 (2016).
ID = [3343]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 16652  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Rappleye, Neal. “Models and Methods in Book of Mormon Geography: The Peruvian Model as a Test-Case.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 28, 2014.
ID = [4829]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-01-28  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 42696  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:00
Doxey, Roy W. “Modern Fulfillment of a Book of Mormon Prophecy.” Improvement Era 53, no. 11 (1950): 879-880, 924.
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This article discusses a prophecy made by Nephi (2 Nephi 30:3), which states that many Gentiles of the last days will believe the words of the Book of Mormon. The author believes that the great numbers of persons who read and accept the Book of Mormon in this era demonstrate eloquent fulfillment of this prophecy.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Book of Mormon, Missionary Work, Prophecy
ID = [77132]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Reams, A. A. “Modern History and the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 55 (26 February 1908): 203-5.
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Includes a report from the History of Iowa stating that man and horses were in Iowa, Nebraska, soon after the glaciers melted. These people built homes, made cloth, and built mounds. The author notes similarities between the History of Iowa report and the account of the Jaredites.

ID = [79775]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1908-02-26  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Stebbins, Henry A. Modern Knowledge of the Antiquities of America. Independence, MO: Ensign Publishing, March 1897.
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American antiquities support the claims of the Book of Mormon. Prior to the publication of the book extensive facts about the ancient Americans’ language, ancestry, and works were unknown to the world. Gives information about publication dates for works about American antiquities and when their use began in America.

ID = [78025]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1897-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Peterson, Daniel C. “A Modern Malleus maleficarum.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991): Article 20.
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Review of The Best Kept Secrets in the Book of Mormon (1988), by Loftes Tryk.

ID = [107]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 79260  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Harris, Franklin S., Jr. “A Modern Message.” Deseret News (20 July 1946): 6.
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World peace can only come if there is tolerance and freedom. The Book of Mormon teaches these attributes. It also teaches there should be no law against belief and no single race is superior to another.

ID = [78897]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1946-07-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Carlisle, J. E. “A Modern Miracle.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 52, no. 37 (15 September 1890): 584-85.
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Author believes that it is as foolish to try to disprove the Book of Mormon as it is the Bible, for both works are built upon revelation. There are, however, many who refuse to accept the teachings of both scriptures.

ID = [81004]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1890-09-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Reynolds, Noel B. “Modern Near East Archaeology and the Brass Plates.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 52 (2022): 111-144.
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Abstract: Contemporary Palestinian archaeology has produced two major threats to traditional interpretations of the history of ancient Israel. The first threat, which derives from scientific discomfort with the exodus story as an explanation for the sudden population expansion in southern Palestine at the beginning of the Iron Age (c. 1200 bce), has led to a wide variety of theories about how these Israelites could have been drawn from existing populations in the general area. This challenge is answerable in ways that preserve the exodus account, which is fundamental to the Book of Mormon as well as the Bible. The second threat is the glaring mismatch between the biblical glorification of David and Solomon’s “empire” and disparagement of the northern kingdom combined with the archaeological finding that the cities of the northern kingdom were far larger and more advanced than Jerusalem and the south. This discrepancy between archaeology and the biblical record provided support for the widely embraced theory that everything from Genesis through Kings had been revised to promote the political and religious preeminence of Judah above the other tribes. This second challenge does fit the archaeology and contemporary textual interpretations. But it also provides stronger grounding for the hypothesis that Nephi’s Brass Plates could have been produced by an ancient Manassite scribal school of which he and his father were highly trained members, and which may have been out of sync with the Jewish scribal schools and the elders of Jerusalem.

Keywords: archaeology; Book of Mormon historicity; Brass Plates; Israel; Judah
ID = [12558]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 81198  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:01
Dahl, Larry E., ed. Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons: Interviews with Long-Term Residents. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
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After the announcement of the intent to rebuild the Nauvoo Temple, there was much discussion in the town about why The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would want to build such a large building in such a small place and what impact it might have on Nauvoo. Questions were raised about the vast potential increase in the number of visitors to Nauvoo, as well as whether large numbers of Church members would come to settle in Nauvoo permanently, significantly affecting the political and cultural environment. Additional interest focused on the whole history of the Mormons in Nauvoo. Those ideas, attitudes, and feelings of residents were captured in this collection of interviews. Twenty-six Nauvoo residents were interviewed and their answers recorded in this volume. ISBN 978-0-8425-2526-8

ID = [33340]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 31  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:39

Articles

Dahl, Larry E. “Foreword.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37502]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 6865  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “The Editors’ Role.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37503]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 3265  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Oral History Project.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37504]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 2318  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Ralph Arnold.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37505]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 23963  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Lynn and Wanitta Barritt.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37506]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 24950  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Richard Bolton.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37507]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17229  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Dean Gabbert.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37508]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17350  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Lucille Gano.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37509]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 43256  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Lucile Harsch.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37510]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 26002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Dorothy Hart.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37511]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 29876  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “David W. Knowles.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37512]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 19560  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “John LaCroix.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37513]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 10125  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Mary Eleanor Logan.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37514]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 29269  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “John McCarty.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37515]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 43678  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Paul J. McKoon.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37516]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 19341  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “James W. Moffitt.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37517]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 34111  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Estel Neff.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37518]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 38355  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Edward J. Newton.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37519]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 18978  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Florence Ourth.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37520]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 29051  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Ken and Karolyn Nudd.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37521]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 15455  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Lee and Carmen Ourth.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37522]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 44073  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Donald Elbert Pidcock.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37523]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 40876  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Louis Pilkington.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37524]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 20973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Dr. Lillian M. Snyder.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37525]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 58066  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Lloyd S. Starr.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37526]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17830  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “LeRoy Ufkes.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37527]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 19295  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Jim Webb.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37528]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 39621  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Leon Wilkinson.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37529]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 24894  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Thomas Wilson.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37530]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 14218  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Epilogue.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37531]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1581  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Dahl, Larry E. “Appendix.” In Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons, ed. Larry E. Dahl. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [37532]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 8965  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Harris, Franklin S., Jr. “Modern Problems.” Deseret News (13 July 1946): 6, 8.
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Discusses what the Book of Mormon says about war. God has forbidden the shedding of blood (Ether 8:9). However, he does not command men to subject themselves to bondage, but rather to protect their freedom (Alma 6:9-14).

ID = [79776]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1946-07-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Nicholson, John. The Modern Prophet. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Co., 189?.
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A work about Joseph Smith that devotes considerable space to the Book of Mormon. Tells about Joseph Smith’s encounter with Moroni and the translation of the plates. Quotes separate testimonies of the Three Witnesses. Discusses the important role of the American Indians.

ID = [78568]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1890-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Wolfe, Walter M. “Modern Research and the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 65, no. 32 (6 August 1903): 501-3, 507-9.
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Cites various sources to argue the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. Writes concerning the confusion of tongues at the tower of Babel when God led people over the sea in ships to the islands. With the discoveries of ruins on the American continent the Jewish origin of American natives is being increasingly recognized.

ID = [81322]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1903-08-06  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Ricks, Joel E. “Modern Research and the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 72, no. 30 (28 July 1910): 465-69.
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Writes of various external evidences of the Book of Mormon that Joseph Smith, according to Ricks, would not have been aware of. Mentions the great ruins that have been discovered in Central and South America, evidence of iron, wool, cement, elephants, and domesticated horses, ox, sheep, and swine.

ID = [81342]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1910-07-28  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Roberts, B. H. “Modern Revelation Challenges Wisdom of Ages to Produce More Comprehensive Conception of the Philosophy of Life.” Deseret News (21 April 1923): 7.
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Adding to the five known philosophies of life, Epicureanism, Stoicism, Platonism, (fourth not mentioned), and Christianity is the sixth philosophy, or the Philosophy of God in the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. It brings a unity to life. The teachings in the Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrine and Covenants clarify the meaning of life.

ID = [79777]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1923-04-21  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Hunter, Milton R. “The Modern Scriptures—Our Greatest Aids.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
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Joseph Smith’s contributions to the scriptural canon include the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants. Both are added witnesses of Jesus Christ and clarify the teachings and doctrines of Jesus Christ, including the conditions for eternal life or exaltation.

Keywords: Another Testament of Jesus Christ; Book of Mormon; Eternal Life; Exaltation; Revelation; Scripture Study
ID = [27090]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1955-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,general-conference  Size: 18234  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:26
“Modern Superstition—The Mormonites.” Visitor of Monthly Instructor (1841): 61-64, 153-56, 237-39.
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Early British diatribe against Mormonism, lamenting the receptiveness of Britons to the Church. Tells about Moroni’s visit, the first scene at the Hill Cumorah, the manner of translation, the loss of the 116 pages, the role of Martin Harris, and the theory of the Spaulding manuscript. Relies heavily on the Episcopal Recorder in Philadelphia.

ID = [79778]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1841-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Elliott, T. Lynn. “Modern-Day Lessons from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 10.
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Review of As One Crying from the Dust: Book of Mormon Messages for Today (1999), by Brent L. Top

ID = [361]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 4065  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Ensign. “Modern-Language Editions of the Book of Mormon Discouraged.” Ensign April 1993.
ID = [50962]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1959  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:55
Benson, Ezra Taft, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Thomas S. Monson. “Modern-Language Editions of the Book of Mormon Discouraged.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 1-2.
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In this statement, the First Presidency requests that the Book of Mormon not be rewritten into familiar or modern English because of “risks that this process may introduce doctrinal errors or obscure evidence of its ancient origin.”

Keywords: Formatting; Modern-Language Edition
ID = [195]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 3588  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Millennial Star. “Mohawk Singer and the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 98, no. 34 (20 August 1936): 535.
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A famous Mohawk singer, Os-ke-non-ton, was told the story of the Book of Mormon and his ancestors and said, “Of the many anthropological explanations of the origin of the American Indian the Mormon one impresses me as the briefest and most feasible”

ID = [81445]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1936-08-20  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Nibley, Hugh W. “Momentary Conclusion.” In Since Cumorah: The Book of Mormon in the Modern World, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 7, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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A hundred years ago, the Book of Mormon was regarded by the scholarly world as an odd text that simply did not fit their understanding of the ancient world. Since that time, however, numerous ancient records have come to light, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi texts. These discoveries have forced scholars to change their views of history, and they place the Book of Mormon in a new light as well. That is why respected Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley wrote Since Cumorah, a brilliant literary, theological, and historical evaluation of the Book of Mormon as an ancient book.

ID = [2078]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
“Moments in History.” Church News 40 (6 June 1970): 2.
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David Whitmer traveled to Harmony, Pennsylvania, to return with Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to the Whitmer home where the translation of the Book of Mormon would be completed. Whitmer’s fears were allayed by the appearance of a man who told him he was going to Cumorah and then disappeared.

ID = [79780]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1970-06-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
“Moments in History.” Church News 40 (13 June 1970): 2.
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Samuel Smith was the first missionary with copies of the completed Book of Mormon. He gave one copy to Rev. John P. Greene, who was converted, and he passed it on to the Young family, many of whom were also converted. It was also given to Heber C. Kimball.

ID = [79779]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1970-06-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
“Moments in History.” Church News 41 (17 April 1971): 2.
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In April of 1889 the Book of Mormon was first printed in the Maori language in New Zealand.

ID = [79782]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1971-04-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
“Moments in History.” Church News 41 (14 August 1971): 2.
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In 1942 President McKay obtained proof sheets of the first edition of the Book of Mormon from Wilford C. Wood.

ID = [79781]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1971-08-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
“Moments in History.” Church News 42 (23 September 1972): 2.
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A list of important moments in Church history including a missionary giving a copy of the Book of Mormon to the King of Sweden in 1897.

ID = [79783]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1972-09-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Reynolds, George. “The Moneys of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 21 (1880): 249-250.
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Lays out the monetary measurement of the Nephites as codified by Mosiah. The coins are named after people or places. Barley seems to have been the standard of measurement, just as was the case from the races from which the English people sprang.

Keywords: Barley, Coinage, Economics, King Mosiah, Weights and Measures
ID = [75921]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Reynolds, George. “The Moneys of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15 (1 November 1880): 249-50.
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Lays out the monetary measurement of the Nephites as codified by Mosiah. The coins are named after people or places. Barley seems to have been the standard of measurement, just as was the case from the races from which the English people sprang.

ID = [80546]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Reynolds, George. “The Moneys of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 21 (1880): 249-250.
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Lays out the monetary measurement of the Nephites as codified by Mosiah. The coins are named after people or places. Barley seems to have been the standard of measurement, just as was the case from the races from which the English people sprang.

Keywords: Barley, Coinage, Economics, King Mosiah, Weights and Measures
ID = [76527]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
“A Montana Editor on the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 48 (24 July 1901): 594-95.
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This reprint of a newspaper article declares that the Book of Mormon is of the highest moral type and suggests that there is no internal evidence that it is a romance written by a skillful author. It is consistent with the “highest type of Christian life”

ID = [78898]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1901-07-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Peterson, Daniel C. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 16.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation (1988), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [55]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 11990  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Reynolds, Noel B. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 23.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure (1989), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [79]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 13468  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Lane, Jennifer Clark. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, eds., The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9-30, This Is My Gospel.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): Article 10.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9-30, This Is My Gospel (1993), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [186]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 12045  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Thomas, Bryan J. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr. eds., The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni: From Zion to Destruction.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 4.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction (1995), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [224]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 63701  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Hauglid, Brian M. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 (1993): Article 36.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word (1992), edited by Monte S. Numan and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [153]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 13337  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Woolley, Scott. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991): Article 11.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy (1990), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [98]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 29205  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Johnson, Rand H. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only through Christ.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 58.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only through Christ (1991), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [133]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 8973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Stirling, Mack C. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): Article 15.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word (1992), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [207]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 27128  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Lambert, L. Gary. “Monte S. Nyman, An Ensign to All People: The Sacred Message and Mission of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 15.
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Review of An Ensign to All People: The Sacred Message and Mission of the Book of Mormon (1987), by Monte S. Nyman.

ID = [54]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 6950  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Hauglid, Brian M. “Monte S. Nyman, The Most Correct Book: Why the Book of Mormon Is the Keystone Scripture.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 57.
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Review of The Most Correct Book: Why the Book of Mormon Is the Keystone Scripture (1991), by Monte S. Nyman.

ID = [132]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 11279  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Cheesman, Paul R. “Monuments of Vanished Peoples.” Ensign, September 1972.
ID = [41401]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1972-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7823  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:34
Brinley, Douglas E., Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald, eds. Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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A symposium titled “The Gospel: The Foundation for a Professional Career Symposium” was held on Brigham Young University campus in March 2007. It was cosponsored by Religious Education and the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. The purpose of the symposium was to emphasize how important it is for graduates of BYU to live the highest standards of morality and integrity as they leave campus and assume residency and employment in the world community. It was an opportunity to make principles taught by the Latter-day Saint faith find practical application in the lives of graduates. This volume contains the presentations from this symposium. “We live in most interesting times. Scandals in society and infamous episodes in the lives of respected leaders force us to ask hard questions about what matters in people’s lives. We must explore the difficult issue of whether leaders’ private morality is in any way related to their capacity to make responsible and moral judgments in our behalf.”—Robert L. Millet “Both by doctrine and by covenant, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are compelled to be men and women of character, honesty, and integrity in their personal and professional lives. As students attend Brigham Young University, graduate, and move out into the community and various chosen careers, they have an obligation to maintain the highest standards of integrity. In the workplace, whether they are employees or employers, they must be immune to improper incentives, social and corporate pressures, and shortcuts designed to enhance balance sheets at the expense of integrity and sound, acceptable business practices. “Integrity is a matter of behavior, sound thinking, and an attitude that honesty is essential to good business and engineering practices. Adherence to a code of professional integrity has its foundations in the doctrines of the Restoration, particularly the knowledge that we are all sons and daughters of God and face eventual accountability for our words, works, and thoughts (see Alma 12:14). Church membership compels Latter-day Saints to be trustworthy and immune from political, financial, or personal corruption in a world where such traits are fast losing ground to economic expediency and personal greed.”—The Editors ISBN 978-0-8425-2686-9

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Articles

Scott, Richard G. “Living the Gospel.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Parkinson, Alan R. “Ethics in Engineering and Technology.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Ball, Terry B. “Faithful Science.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Millet, Robert L. “The Prophets and the Restoration of Integrity.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35691]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 38888  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Husein, Firoz. “Integrity and Honesty.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Benzley, Stephen E. “Embracing Gospel Principles to Confront Major Global Moral Issues.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35693]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Brinley, Douglas E. “Latter-day Saint.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35694]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 25419  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Brooks, Kent R. “Desires, Character, and Principle-Based Decision Making.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Dorius, Guy L. “Integrity.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Hawks, Val. “A Pattern of Integrity.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Judd, Daniel K. “Success and the Second Mile.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Peery, Mary. “Integrity in Leadership.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Richardson, Matthew O. “Losing the Sacred Perspective.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Terry, Ronald E. “Becoming One with Christ.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Winder, Daniel R. “Incorporating Character Education into a BYU Engineering Department.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Turner, Rodney. “Morality and Marriage in the Book of Mormon.” In The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.,, 271–94. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.
ID = [36857]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 45782  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Budge, E. A. Wallis. “More About the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 42, no. 4 (26 January 1880): 56-58.
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Presents a life sketch of the Alma family, many of whom became prophets. The life of Alma the Younger is compared to the Apostle Paul—both were called upon to repent and became great missionaries for the Lord. The prophecies of Alma are among the most numerous, important, and interesting in the Book of Mormon, and his inspired advice to his sons contains many doctrinal matters. Helaman the son of Helaman, grandson of Alma, carried on the work of righteousness in spite of the Gadianton robbers. His son Nephi was a great prophet who paved the way for the visit of Christ in America. Nephi’s brother Lehi and Lehi’s son Nephi were also great leaders.

ID = [80979]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-01-26  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Bluth, J. V. “More Book of Mormon Evidence.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 56, no. 41 (8 October 1894): 648-50.
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While archaeologists search for the secrets to the origin of the early inhabitants of America, members of the Church believe the keys to understanding such things are contained in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81006]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1894-10-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Harris, Franklin S. “More Book of Mormon Evidence.” Young Woman’s Journal 36 (January 1925): 16-17.
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The inhabitants of ancient America had Christian traditions in pre-Columbian times and their ancestors crossed the Pacific Ocean in boats, landing somewhere on the coast of present day Mexico.

ID = [79785]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Ensign. “More Book of Mormon Translations.” Ensign January 1989.
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Gunsolley, J. F. “More Comment on Book of Mormon Geography.” Saints’ Herald 69 (15 November 1922): 1074-76.
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Believes that North America is the “land north” of the Book of Mormon and South America is the “land south” The principle argument advanced is the great length of time (approx. 600 to 200 B.C.) that passed without the large populations of Nephites, Zarahemlaites (Mulekites), and Jaredites discovering one another, suggesting a large territory.

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Improvement Era. “More Evidence to Establish the Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 10, no. 22, November 15, 1848, 341-43.
ID = [75404]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1848-11-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Holland, Jeffrey R. “‘More Fully Persuaded’: Isaiah’s Witness of Christ’s Ministry.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 1—18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67041]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
“More Gold Plates.” Church News 48 (6 May 1978): 16.
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Nineteen golden plates were discovered in South Korea in 1965. These contain the records of Buddhist scripture. Archaeologists also confirm that this is how most ancient records were kept.

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“More Gold Plates Found.” Church News 36 (25 June 1966): 16.
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Report of three 8 in. x 5 in. gold sheets found near Rome. Two were inscribed with ancient Etruscan, the other Phoenician. Tells of a discovery made in Italy when archaeologists found three gold plates that date back to 500 B.C. This, along with the Dead Sea Scrolls, proves that such records like the Book of Mormon were kept in ancient times.

ID = [79788]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1966-06-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Lewis, Robert E. “More Installments in a Ficto-Tract Series about Book of Mormon Scholarship.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 1 (1998): 341-354.
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Review of Into the Light: A Novel (1995), by Keith C. Terry; and The Remnant (1996), by Keith C. Terry and Wesley Jarvis

Keywords: Fiction; Scholarship
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Williams, Clyde J. “More Light on Who Wrote the Title Page.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 28-29, 70.
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The title page of the Book of Mormon was most likely written by Moroni, but in recent years scholars have suggested that Mormon, Moroni’s father, may have written the first six lines of the title page, with Moroni writing the rest. However, a more in-depth analysis of the text on that page and the specific language that is used provides evidence supporting the notion that the title page was, in fact, written solely by Moroni.

Keywords: Authorship; Mormon; Moroni; Title Page
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Hart, John L. “More Missionaries Are Needed, Urges President Benson.” Church News 56 (9 March 1986): 3, 6.
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President Benson teaches that more missionaries are needed. He encourages families to read and study the Book of Mormon. “The Book of Mormon is one of the greatest means for preparing missionaries”

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Tvedtnes, John A. “More on the Hanging of Zemnarihah.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 208-210. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Execution; Laws
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Adams, William James, Jr. “More on the Silver Plates from Lehi’s Jerusalem.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 2 (1995).
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Michael D. Coogan identifies the silver plates found in a Jerusalem burial site as one of the ten most significant finds for biblical archaeology because “they are our earliest witness to the text of the Bible.”

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Adams, William James, Jr. “More on the Silver Plates from Lehi’s Jerusalem.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 27-28. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Metal Plates
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Carmack, Stanford A. “The More Part of the Book of Mormon Is Early Modern English.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 18 (2016): 33-40.
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Royal Skousen has done an excellent job of summarizing the use of the construction “the more part of + ‹ NOUN PHRASE ›” (and close variants) in the Book of Mormon at Helaman 6:21 in his Analysis of Textual Variants. In this phrase, the adjective more conveys an obsolete meaning of ‘greater’. My concern here is to compare Book of Mormon usage to that of the King James Bible and the textual record and to place it in its proper time.
Editor’s note: Because of the complex typesetting of this article, the rest of it has not been reproduced on this webpage. The reader is referred to the PDF version to view the entire article.

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Roper, Matthew P. “A More Perfect Priority?” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 362-378.
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Review of “The Priority of Mosiah: A Prelude to Book of Mormon Exegesis” (1993), by Brent Lee Metcalf.

Keywords: Anachronisms; Baptism; Birth of; Book of Mormon Translation; Criticism; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; King Benjamin’s Speech; Mosian Priority; Names of; Prophecies of; Three Witnesses
ID = [173]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 40842  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Barney, Kevin L. “A More Responsible Critique.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 97-146.
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Review of “Does the Book of Mormon Reflect an Ancient Near Eastern Background?” (2002), by Thomas J. Finley, and “Rendering Fiction: Translation, Pseudotranslation, and the Book of Mormon” (2002), by David J. Shepherd.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Christianity; Criticism; Doctrine; Hebraism; Metal Plates; Names; Translation
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Midgley, Louis C. “More Revisionist Legerdemain and the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3, no. 1 (1991): 261-311.
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Review of The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture (1990), edited by Dan Vogel.

Keywords: Criticism; Doctrine; Revelation; Revisionism
ID = [108]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 133999  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Walker, Steven C. “More Than Meets the Eye: Concentration of the Book of Mormon.” Brigham Young University Studies 20, no. 2 (1980): 199.
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Even among those of us who are convinced of the divinity of the Book of Mormon’s source and the primacy of its message, there is a tendency to find “the most perfect book ever written” prolix. However, when compared with the King James Version of the Bible the Book of Mormon offers some very important additions. Take, for example, the Book of Mormon Beatitudes—3 Nephi 12:3–11, which parallels Matthew 5:3–11. Though the ands and alls and yea and again of the Nephi version are clearly superfluous, at least a third of the eighteen percent additional words used by Nephi enrich the passage; they are no more redundant than the “and thirst” in “hunger and thirst after righteousness.” “Blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” while using more words than the original, makes it clear that the Sermon was directed to those who had come unto the Savior in the waters of baptism. And verse 6—”Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled”—is made specific with the addition of “with the Holy Ghost.” Verse 10’s alteration of “righteousness’ sake” to “my name’s sake” serves a similar focusing function, distinguishing between suffering for any good cause and enduring persecution specifically for devotion to Christ.

Keywords: Beatitudes; Isaiah (Book); Rhetoric; Sermon at the Temple; Sermon on the Mount
ID = [9202]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 1308  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:05
Axelgard, Frederick W. “More Than Meets the Eye: How Nephite Prophets Managed the Jaredite Legacy.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
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This paper looks closely and critically at how the Nephite prophets dealt with the records of the Jaredites as the text of the Book of Mormon itself presents these dealings. 1 It questions unspoken assumptions that often pervade discussions of thes