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Gee, James. “The Nahom Maps.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17, no. 1-2 (2008): 40-57.
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Several maps from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries support details of Lehi’s journey as recorded in the Book of Mormon. In 1751, the renowned cartographer Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D’Anville became the first to include Nahom (or Nehem), Ishmael’s burial place in the Book of Mormon, in his map of Asia. This map and a 1771 map of Yemen are the basis for most accurate maps of Arabia from 1751 to 1814. The spelling varies among the subsequent maps, with most using either D’Anville’s Nehem or Niebuhr’s Nehhm, but the location of Nahom does not differ between those maps that include Nahom. The mention of Nahom on the finest maps by the greatest cartographers of the times, in a location that corresponds to Lehi’s account, gives credence to Lehi’s travels.

Keywords: Arabia; Cartography; Ishmael; Map; Nahom; Yemen
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Caras, Clark H. “Naive to deny pre-Columbian navigators.” Church News 55 (6 October 1985): 7.
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Points out that there were major contacts between the American continent and Asia, European, and Mediterranean peoples before Columbus.

ID = [79865]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1985-10-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Bowen, Matthew L. Name as Key-Word: Collected Essays on Onomastic Wordplay and the Temple in Mormon Scripture. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2018.
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Throughout the Bible, understanding the meaning of names of important people and places is often crucial to understanding the message of the ancient authors. In other words, names of people and places serve as \"key-words\" that can help unlock the intended messages of scripture.Since the Book of Mormon is an ancient record rooted in Old Testament traditions, it is not surprising that similar patterns of wordplay emerge from its pages. Besides their important tole as key-words in scriptural interpretation, the names of people and places may also provide our clearest glimpses into the text that existed on the plates from which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. In many instances, the names of important Book of Mormon people and places are directly related to words matching the most-likely Hebrew and Egyptian origins for those names. Textual and contextual clues suggest that this matching was done deliberately in order to enhance literary beauty and as an aid to understanding. In some cases, authorial wordplay can be verified by a close analysis of matching text structures. In others, the wordplay can be verified by using the Bible as a \"control\" text. A wealth of philological, onomastic, and textual evidence suggests that the Book of Mormon, like the Bible, is the work of ancient authors rather than of a rural nineteenth-century man of limited literary attainments. Knowing more about these names enriches our understanding of the stories that these authors tell.

ID = [6733]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:14
Urrutia, Benjamin. “Name Connection.” New Era 13, no. 6 (1983): 38-41.
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A brief report on the possible origins and meaning of select Book of Mormon proper names—i.e., Mormon, Cumorah, Shiblon, and Mosiah

Keywords: Ancient Near East, Hill Cumorah, King Mosiah, Mormon (Prophet), Onomastics, Shiblon (Son of Alma)
ID = [76599]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Urrutia, Benjamin. “The Name Connection.” New Era 13 (June 1983): 38-41.
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A brief report on the possible origins and meaning of select Book of Mormon proper names—i.e., Mormon, Cumorah, Shiblon, and Mosiah.

ID = [80571]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Brandt, Edward J. “The Name Jesus Christ Revealed to the Nephites.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 201–6. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36875]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 10016  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Sjodahl, Janne M. “The Name Moroni.” Improvement Era 28, no. 12 (1925): 1132-1134.
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This article argues that the appellation “Moroni” shows up in Asia, the Americas, and even in Paul’s exclamation “maranatha” (1 Cor. 16:22).

Keywords: External Evidence, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics, Onomastics
ID = [77176]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Ensign. “The name of one of the Lord’s disciples listed in 3 Nephi 19:4—Timothy—seems to be Greek in origin. Is there an explanation for the appearance of a Greek name in the Book of Mormon?” Ensign October 1992.
ID = [50721]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5551  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:53
Lively, Asenith. “The Name of the Church and of the People of God.” Saints’ Herald 65 (13 November 1918): 1104-5.
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The Book of Mormon clearly teaches the name of Jesus’ church and outlines the requirements of membership. One must be willing to take the name of Christ upon him or herself and enter into covenants with nim.

ID = [80572]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-11-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Ricks, Stephen D., and Paul Y. Hoskisson. Names in the Book of Mormon: A Dictionary of Book of Mormon Proper Names and Foreign Words. Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2022.
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This book is the first ever comprehensive study of the nearly 400 proper names and foreign words in the Book of Mormon, the results of more than ten years of cooperative investigation by individuals with expertise in the languages of the ancient world. This dictionary contains an extensive examination of the etymologies of each of the names and foreign terms in the Book of Momon.

ID = [6724]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:14
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “The Names Lehi and Sariah—Language and Meaning.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 32-34, 77.
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Unlike the Old and New Testaments, where a variety of Hebrew and Greek texts exist to aid us, for the Book of Mormon we have only the King James English translation produced by Joseph Smith. The languages of the Book of Mormon were hardly the same throughout the original composition. Chadwick continues the onomastic discussion of the names Lehi and Sariah by suggesting that the Book of Mormon name Lehi matches the spelling in the King James Bible in the place-name Ramath-lehi; therefore the two must necessarily represent the same Hebrew term. He agrees with one of Hoskisson’s meanings for Lehi’s name— “jaw”— and indicates this may be a nickname rather than a proper name. Sariah is attested as a female name in a Near Eastern document. Although not found as a female name in the Bible, it is well documented as a male name in ancient Israel. In this light, the name means “Jehovah is Prince,” meaning Jehovah is the son of a king.

Keywords: Greek; Joseph; Jr.; Language; Language - Hebrew; Lehi (Prophet); Name; Onomastics; Sariah; Smith
ID = [3022]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1898  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Black, Susan Easton [as Susan Ward Easton]. “Names of Christ in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, July 1978.
ID = [44159]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7310  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:59
Welch, John W. “Narrating Homicide Chiastically.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 – Supplement (2020): 151.
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John W. Welch, “Narrating Homicide Chiastically: Why Scriptures about Killings Use Chiasmus,” examines eight chiastic structures that pertain to homicides—three legal texts and five homicide narratives. The legal texts include “The Case of the Blasphemer (Leviticus 24:13–23)” and “The Law of Homicide (Numbers 35).” The narratives include “Abimelech’s Killing of Seventy of His Brothers (Judges 9:56–57)”; “The Case of Phinehas (Numbers 25)”; and “The Slaying of Laban (1 Nephi 4:4–27).” Welch concludes that these eight structures assist readers in recognizing the broader context of each homicide passage and “to discern the key central point on which the case turns.” Welch’s paper also contributes on a further level by cataloguing thirteen possible reasons why authors employed chiasmus when narrating a homicide. These purposes include, “propelling logic and persuasiveness,” “creating order,” “restoring equilibrium,” “processing circumstances,” “probing relevancy,” and “reinforcing memory.”

Keywords: Abimelech; Blasphemy; Chiasmus; Gedaliah; Holofernes; Judith; Laban; Law of Moses; Murder; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Noah (Prophet); Phinehas; Talionic Justice
ID = [12745]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies,welch  Size: 56648  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:02
Snow, Edgar C., Jr. “Narrative Criticism and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 2 (1995).
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This paper suggests the use of narrative criticism, a recent literary interpretive tool, as a favorable method of Book of Mormon interpretation. As an example of narrative interpretation, the narrative by Samuel the Lamanite in Helaman 13–16 is analyzed as a discrete narrative portion of the Book of Mormon for the exploration of the possibilities of a narrative critical approach to its text. Instead of focusing on the content of Samuel’s exhortations, lamentations, and prophecies in order to understand these passages, I interpret the surrounding narrative and find it serves as an impressive complement to the doctrinal content of Samuel’s discourse.

ID = [2914]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 35353  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Berkey, Kimberly M. “Narrative Doubling and the Structure of Helaman.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
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The Book of Helaman is a segment of the Book of Mormon whose study is both imperative and complicated in underappreciated ways. The imperative behind the book of Helaman’s study lies in the text’s significance for the self-conception of the Book of Mormon as well as its mythmaking function for the early Saints in their imaginative mapping of the American West. Like the Book of Mormon, Helaman traffics in buried texts that disclose signs and covenants and makes explicit the latent Lamanite frame that undergirds the Book of Mormon as a whole. It presents, as well, the Book of Mormon’s most robust account of secret combinations-a group that then entranced the text’s earliest readers to such a degree that they used this characterization to imbue their landscape with religious significance, describing the mountains surrounding the Salt Lake Valley as “the abode of the spirits of Gadianton robbers.” To understand the Book of Mormon’s sense of itself as a material artifact, to clarify the theological status of the Lamanites, and to explore the way the Book of Mormon helped sculpt a sense of place for early Latter-day Saints, close attention to the book of Helaman is an unavoidable prerequisite.

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Welch, John W. “The Narrative of Zosimus (History of the Rechabites) and the Book of Mormon.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 323-374. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Narrative of Zosimus
ID = [75477]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Welch, John W. “The Narrative of Zosimus and the Book of Mormon.” Brigham Young University Studies 22, no. 3 (1982): 311.
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This article demonstrates certain similarities existing between texts in 1 Nephi in the Book of Mormon and a little-known document entitled “The Narrative of Zosimus.” The Narrative’s core material was written originally in Hebrew and appears to be at least as old as the time of Christ, and perhaps much older. There is no evidence that any knowledge about the Narrative of Zosimus existed in any English-speaking land prior to the publication of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient Documents; Language - Hebrew; Narrative of Zosimus
ID = [9089]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1982-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies,welch  Size: 464  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:04
Hobby, Michael M., and Troy J. Smith. “The Narrow Necks of Panama.” Zarahemla Quarterly 2/3 (1988): 4-21.
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Hydrogeologist and geoarchaeologist Michael Hobby and geoarchaeologist Troy Smith recount experiences as they investigate the Panama region for possible evidence for the narrowest point in pre-Columbian times. This report includes maps and photographs.

ID = [80573]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Barrett, Ivan J. “A Nation Aroused: Alma 46.” Instructor 104 (June 1969): 198-99.
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Reviews the story of Captain Moroni (Alma 46) as an example of a righteous leader, student of the scriptures, man of faith, and a “champion of human liberty”

ID = [78899]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Jarvis, Wesley. “A Nation Born in a Day.” Provo, UT: n.p., 1976.
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A doctrinal treatise that attempts to show that the Japanese are descendants of the house of Israel, some of whom may be descended from Lehi, a Book of Mormon prophet.

ID = [77431]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Bennett, Richard E. “‘A Nation Now Extinct,’ American Indian Origin Theories as of 1820: Samuel L. Mitchill, Martin Harris, and the New York Theory.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 2 (2011): 30-51.
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This paper probes the theories of the origin of the American Indian up to the time of the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. It covers some three hundred years of development, looking at many different theories, including the predominant theory of the lost tribes of Israel, which was in decline among most leading scientific observers in the early nineteenth century. The paper covers new ground in showing that Professor Samuel L. Mitchill, formerly of Columbia College, had concluded that two main groups of people once dominated the Americas—the Tartars of northern Asia and the Australasians of the Polynesian islands. Furthermore, they fought one another for many years, culminating in great battles of extermination in what later became upstate New York. This New York theory has much in common with the Book of Mormon. While visiting Professor Charles Anthon in New York in 1828, Martin Harris also met with Mitchill, an encounter that lent support to Harris’s work on the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: 19th Century Native American Origin Theories; Anthon; Book of Mormon Geography; Charles; Early Church History; Harris; Lost Ten Tribes; Martin; Mitchill; Native Americans; New York Theory; Samuel L.
ID = [3267]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 81695  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Curtis, Theodore E. “A Nation Speaks Out From the Dust.” Improvement Era 30, no. 11 (1927): 939.
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A poem that speaks about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon in the last day.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Poetry, Restoration
ID = [77147]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Garrow, Thomas, and Bruce A. Chadwick. “Native Americans.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient America, Early Church History, Missionary Work, Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [74806]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 15156  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:05
Burton, Alma P. “The Natural Man . . . An Enemy to God?” Improvement Era 68, no. 12 (1965): 1094-1095, 1182-1183.
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King Benjamin stated that “the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been since the fall of Adam” (Mosiah 3:19). Brigham Young declared mankind God’s noblest work, but when Adam and Eve fell from the presence of God they were brought into an unnatural state, in contact with influences of an evil nature. The “natural man” spoken of by King Benjamin is equivalent to President Young’s “unnatural man.” Both refer to mankind that has been estranged from God.

Keywords: Atonement, Fall of Adam, King Benjamin, Natural Man, Young, Brigham
ID = [76738]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1965-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,brigham,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Millet, Robert L. “The Natural Man: An Enemy to God.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 139–159. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
ID = [36836]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 43012  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Novak, Gary F. “Naturalistic Assumptions and the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (1990): 23-40.
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Gary Novak explains the problems caused by looking at religious history through naturalistic assumptions. He uses the naturalistic writings of Dale Morgan and Fawn Brodie to show that such assumptions exclude God from the writing of history, transforming the meaning of faith and eroding collective religious memory.He looks at biases created when Marvin Hill and Leonard Arrington adopt naturalistic assumptions into their writing.

Keywords: Arrington; Brodie; Fawn; Leonard; Naturalistic Writings
ID = [10096]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 433  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:11
Hales, Brian C. “Naturalistic Explanations of the Origin of the Book of Mormon: A Longitudinal Study.” BYU Studies Quarterly 58, no. 3 (2019): 105-148.
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Joseph Smith and his followers declared the Book of Mormon’s supernatural origin—that it was a divinely inspired translation of an ancient-American record, acquired by Joseph through visions and the help of an angel. This explanation, however, was widely rejected by outsiders from the outset. Within weeks after the Book of Mormon’s first pages came off the press, critics promoted “naturalistic explanations”—so called because they are based on scientific observation or natural phenomena—that rejected the possibility of a divine, supernatural origin of the Book of Mormon. To varying degrees, these naturalistic theories continue to be perpetuated today. This article examines the most popular naturalistic explanations for the Book of Mormon longitudinally, which will enable readers to better understand them and why they have waxed and waned in popularity over time.

Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Naturalistic Explanations for the Book of Mormon; Smith; Translation
ID = [10355]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 92800  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:13
Sperry, Sidney B. “Nature and Origin of Modern Scripture.” Deseret News (23 November 1946): 10, 12.
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Describes the nature and origin of the Book of Mormon as well as the Doctrine and Covenants.

ID = [79866]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1946-11-23  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Nature of Book of Mormon Society.” 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.
The long summary at the end of this chapter tells what it is about. It is a general picture of Nephite culture, which turns out to be a very different sort of thing from what is commonly imagined. The Nephites were a small party of migrants laden with a very heavy and complete cultural baggage. Theirs was a mixed culture. In America they continued their nomadic ways and lived always close to the wilderness, while at the same time building cities and cultivating the soil. Along with much local migration attending their colonization of the new lands, these people were involved in a major population drift towards the north. Their society was organized along hierarchical lines, expressed in every phase of their social activity.

ID = [2060]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Millet, Robert L. “The Nature of God in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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The Book of Mormon is a book about God. It provides one of the most powerful treatments of the nature of God of any other book in Latter-day Saint scripture. Robert Millet puts forth arguments to show that the Book of Mormon does not depict only one God. Jesus Christ is the central character, but the fact that there is a God separate from Christ comes through early on.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8540]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
“Nauvoo and Deseret: Imposture and History of the Mormons.” International Magazine of Literature, Art, and Science 4 (1 December 1851): 577-87.
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Claims that Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon entered into an early conspiracy that led to the Book of Mormon. Discusses the role of the Three Witnesses, referring especially to the “feeble and superstitious mind” of Martin Harris.

ID = [79867]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1851-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
“Nauvoo and Deseret: Imposture and History of the Mormons.” The National Magazine 6 (June 1854): 481-89.
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Claims that Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon entered into an early conspiracy that led to the Book of Mormon. Discusses the role of the Three Witnesses, referring especially to the “feeble and superstitious mind” of Martin Harris.

ID = [79868]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1854-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Collier, Fred C. The Nauvoo Doctrine in Light of Book of Mormon Prophecy. Salt Lake City: Collier’s Publishing, 1986.
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The Doctrine of Salvation (the Doctrine of Christ) is found clearly in the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine of Exaltation (the Nauvoo Doctrine or Doctrine of the Father), which deals with temple ordinances, is present in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon does reveal and illuminate the “covenant which God the Father made to the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob . . . the ‘work of the Father’ (1 Nephi 14:17)”

ID = [78598]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Peck, John Mason. “Nauvoo, Illinois—The Mormons.” Arthur’s Home Magazine (January 1854): 38-44.
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An exposé of Mormonism. Among other things the author criticizes the Book of Mormon for containing King James English and containing “monstrous fictions” The Spaulding manuscript is suggested to be the original basis for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79869]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1854-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Near Eastern Weapon Parallels.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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Parallels between sickle swords and two-bladed knives in ancient Mesoamerica and the Near East may strengthen the possibility of some historical link between the areas. Similarities in weapons terminology may also lead to fruitful research.

ID = [2995]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 10111  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
“Nearer to God.” Church News 58 (31 December 1988): 16.
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The prophetic counsel to read the Book of Mormon daily has not been reversed. Coming nearer to God is the very reason for reading its pages.

ID = [79870]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Nyman, Monte S. “The Necessity of the Book of Mormon in Teaching the New Testament.” In The Eleventh Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The New Testament, edited by the BYU Church Educational System. Provo, Utah: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1984.
ID = [82395]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom,new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:08
Barber, William J., II. “The Need for a Mass Coming Together of Poor People and People of Faith in This Moment of Crisis.” Forum, Brigham Young University, November 30, 2021.
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Keywords: Charity
ID = [70255]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2021-11-30  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Treat, Raymond C. “Needed: A Revelation about Types.” Zarahemla Record 59 (January/February 1992): 2-4.
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Types in the scriptures are important for us to understand in order to get all we can from the scriptures. The Lehite’s journey in the wilderness is a type of our spiritual journey, Nephite warfare descriptions are types, and the 158 years between Mosiah2 and the coming of Christ is a type of the period of restoration and the second coming.

ID = [79872]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
“Needed: A Revelation about Types.” Zarahemla Record 59 (January/February 1992): 2-4.
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Types are a pattern for the future and reveal an understanding that God is in control. Every future event between the present and the millennium has been foretold through types in the scriptures. Types contained in the Book of Mormon include Lehi’s journey in the wilderness, Nephites/Lamanites, warfare, and the 158 years between Mosiah as king and the coming of Christ.

ID = [79871]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Spackman, T. Benjamin. “Negative Questions in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 26, no. 4 (2006).
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Much research has been devoted to identifying and examining language patterns in the Book of Mormon that appear to reflect the book’s underlying Semitic character. One possible Hebraism in the Book of Mormon that has not received attention is the use of negative rhetorical questions when a positive meaning is intended. Some modern Bible translations now translate these negative questions in a positive or even emphatic way. This rhetorical device occurs in English, but it is stronger and more com-mon in biblical Hebrew.

Keywords: questions; Book of Mormon; criticism; examples
ID = [66821]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Hughes, Merritt Y. “A Neglected Document in American History.” University of California Chronicle (April 1925): 153-65.
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Examines the Book of Mormon as a literary document in the context of the early nineteenth century and views it as a reflection of those naturalistic influences.

ID = [78900]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1925-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Norwood, L. Ara. “Nehors in the Land: A Latter-day Variation on an Ancient Theme.” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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Keywords: Apostasy; Nehor
ID = [32360]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2000-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 32054  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Ensign. “Nehor’s Narcissism: The Influence of a Popular Renegade.” Ensign April 2020.
ID = [63407]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 541  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:15
White, Benjamin Hyrum. “Nehor’s Narcissism: The Influence of a Popular Renegade.” Ensign, April 2020.
ID = [63433]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5798  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:15
Ashton, Marvin J. “‘Neither Boast of Faith Nor of Mighty Works’” Ensign, May 1990.
ID = [49529]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12782  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:13
Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephi 1.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [74819]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 9684  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:05
Thorne, Melvin J. “Nephi 2.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Helaman)
ID = [74820]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 1077  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:05
Thorne, Melvin J. “Nephi 3.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Nephi the Disciple (Son of Nephi)
ID = [74821]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 827  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:05
Thorne, Melvin J. “Nephi 4.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Nephi the Disciple)
ID = [74822]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 598  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:05
Peterson, Christopher J. “Nephi and Effective Followership.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 2 (2020).
ID = [38332]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 31718  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Nephi and Goliath: A Case Study of Literary Allusion in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18, no. 1 (2009): 16-31.
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When authors use the rhetorical device of literary allusion, they not only teach through their own words but also attach to their own text meanings and interpretations from the alluded text. This is true of Nephi’s allusion to the account of David and Goliath in Nephi’s own account of his killing Laban, which allusion is generally of a thematic nature. A few of the main thematic parallels between the two accounts are that both unbelieving Israel and Laman and Lemuel are fearful of the main antagonist, both David and Nephi prophesy the death of their opponent, and both Goliath and Laban have their heads cut off and armor stripped. The implications of this allusion run deep. At a time in which the right to kingship was continually in dispute between Nephi and Laman, Nephi casting himself as David—the archetypal king of Judah, whose faith led to his supplanting Saul—could be seen as legitimizing his regal authority over Laman.

Keywords: Allusion; Authority; Goliath; King David; Kingship; Laban; Laman (Son of Lehi); Literature; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [3230]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 66418  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Nephi and Goliath: A Reappraisal of the Use of the Old Testament in First Nephi.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Keywords: Goliath; King David; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [32369]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2001-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference,old-test  Size: 68768  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Peterson, Daniel C. “Nephi and His Asherah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 2 (2000): 16-25, 80-81.
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Asherah was the chief goddess of the Canaanites. She was El’s wife and the mother and wet nurse of the other gods. At least some Israelites worshipped her over a period from the conquest of Canaan in the second millennium before Christ to the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC (the time of Lehi’s departure with his family). Asherah was associated with trees—sacred trees. The rabbinic authors of the Jewish Mishna (second–third century ad) explain the asherah as a tree that was worshipped. In 1 Nephi 11, Nephi considers the meaning of the tree of life as he sees it in vision. In answer, he receives a vision of “a virgin, . . . the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.” The answer to his question about the meaning of the tree lies in the virgin mother with her child. The virgin is the tree in some sense and Nephi accepted this as an answer to his question. As an Israelite living at the end of the seventh century and during the early sixth century before Christ, he recognized an answer to his question about a marvelous tree in the otherwise unexplained image of a virginal mother and her divine child—not that what he saw and how he interpreted those things were perfectly obvious. What he “read” from the symbolic vision was culturally colored. Nephi’s vision reflects a meaning of the “sacred tree” that is unique to the ancient Near East. Asherah is also associated with biblical wisdom literature. Wisdom, a female, appears as the wife of God and represents life.

Keywords: Asherah; Canaanite; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Sacred Tree; Tree; Vision; Wife of God; Wisdom
ID = [3039]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,peterson  Size: 62651  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Jackson, Kent P. “Nephi and Isaiah (2 Nephi 11–25).” In 1 Nephi to Alma 29, Studies in Scripture, vol. 7, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 131–45. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987.
ID = [67721]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:46
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Nephi and the Bow.” Children’s Friend 61 (June 1962): 14-16.
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A children’s story of Nephi making a new bow to feed his family while they were in the wilderness.

ID = [79873]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Ensign. “Nephi and the Exodus.” Ensign April 1987.
ID = [48055]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8226  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:00
Szink, Terrence L. “Nephi and the Exodus.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by , 38-51. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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One of the best-known sections of the Book of Mormon tells the story of the journey of Lehi and his family from Jerusalem to the new promised land in the American continent. Yet, since the small plates were intended to contain the “things of God” (1 Nephi 6:4), why was this account included on the small plates while other things that seem to be more the “things of God” (such as the “many things which [Lehi] saw in visions and in dreams”—1 Nephi 1:16) were left out? Quite probably, Nephi, the author of this section, consciously wrote his account of the wilderness journey in a way that would remind the reader of the Exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt. He did this to prove that God loved and cared for the Nephites, just as the Exodus from Egypt was proof of God’s favor for the children of Israel. Therefore, this story of the journey truly is about the things of God and does belong on the small plates.

Keywords: Exodus Motif; Narrative; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Small Plates
ID = [75621]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 25003  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Smith, Judy M. “Nephi Answered My Question.” Ensign, July 2014.
ID = [60660]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2014-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2429  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:52
Gardner, Brant A. “Nephi as Scribe.” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): 45-55.
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Nephi was a younger son of a wealthy family. As one who might not inherit his father's business, it is possible that he was trained for another profession. One of the high-status professions open to him would have been a scribe. Beyond the fact that Nephi produced at least three written works (1 Nephi, 2 Nephi, and the nonextant large-plate book of Lehi), there are other evidences in his writing that betray the kind of traning scribes received. His early professional training may have been an important preparation for his later role in establishing his people as a true people of the book.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Metalworking; Nephi; Scribe
ID = [665]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 37386  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Nephi Builds a Ship.” Children’s Friend 61 (July 1962): 44-45.
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A children’s story of Nephi building a ship to travel to the promised land.

ID = [79875]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Pearce, Virginia H. “Nephi Builds a Ship.” Friend 22 (March 1992): 44-45.
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A children’s story of how Nephi built a ship because he was commanded to by the Lord. It is important to obey the commandments.

ID = [79874]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Simmerman, Sherry L., and Gerald M. Haslam. “Nephi Confounds the Wicked Judges.” Friend 15 (November 1985): 48-49.
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Nephi, son of Helaman, confronts the wicked judges (Helaman 6-9).

ID = [79876]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Avant, Gerry. “Nephi Delighted in Words of Isaiah.” Church News 58 (6 February 1988): 14.
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Mentions the usage of the writings of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon and explains why Latter-day Saints should study Isaiah.

ID = [79877]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-02-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Avant, Gerry. “Nephi Grew Up in Jerusalem in Time of Solomon’s Temple.” Church News 58 (23 January 1988): 14.
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Nephi was raised in Jerusalem and the temple of Solomon would have had a great deal of religious significance is his life.

ID = [79878]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-01-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Clark, Carol L. “Nephi Helps Me.” Ensign, February 1980.
ID = [44830]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1980-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1046  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:07
Royall, Paul F. Nephi in the Promised Land/Wilderness: A Book of Mormon Story Book to Color. 2 Vols. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1973-74.
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A children’s coloring book with a Book of Mormon story line.

ID = [78094]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1973-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Turley, Richard E., Jr. “Nephi Johnson 1908 Statement.” BYU Studies 47, no. 3 (2008): 138.
ID = [11253]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 185  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:20
Sorenson, John L. “Nephi Speaks to Our Day with Plain and Precious Prophecy.” Instructor 97 (September 1962): 309, 319.
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Nephi concentrated on the hopeful future—our day, when his family’s descendants are beginning to flourish—rather than ugly details of intervening history.

ID = [79879]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Wilkins, Alan L. “Nephi states that God gives liberally to those who ‘ask not amiss’ (2 Ne. 4:35). What guidelines can help us pray in accordance with God’s will?” Ensign, February 1999.
ID = [53719]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1999-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8219  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:18
Rappleye, Neal. “Nephi the Good: A Commentary on 1 Nephi 1:1–3.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 3, 2014.
ID = [4822]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-01-03  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 52402  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:00
Wendel, Eileen Chabot. Nephi the Valiant. Book 2 of Stories from the Golden Records.
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Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1960

ID = [78095]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Halverson, Taylor. “Nephi Wanted to Be a Prophet Like Moses, Not a King Like David.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 59 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 59 (2023): 281-292.
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Abstract: While David is frequently held up as the standard for great kings in the Old Testament, examination of Nephi’s writings shows that he sought to imitate Moses the prophet rather than David the king. In fact, he never even mentions David. Relative to two major theological movements in Jerusalem in his day, “Zion theology,” in which David was the great hero, and “Deuteronomistic theology,” in which Moses was the hero, we see that Nephi was more aligned with Deuteronomistic theology, which was also more consistent with views in the Northern Kingdom, where Nephi’s ancestry originated.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; David; kingship; Moses; Nephi; prophet
ID = [81883]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 23212  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Arnold, Marilyn. “The Nephi We Tend to Forget.” Ensign, January 1978.
ID = [43936]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13137  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:57
Bergin, Allen E. “Nephi, a Universal Man.” Ensign, September 1976.
ID = [43344]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 21519  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:52
Spencer, Joseph M. “Nephi, Isaiah, and Europe.” In Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah: 2 Nephi 26-27, edited by Spencer, Joseph M., and Webb, Jenny. Sheffield, UK: Salt Press, 2016.
ID = [81834]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Farley, S. Brent. “Nephi, Isaiah, and the Latter-day Restoration.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 227–39. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36877]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 24626  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Best, Brian. “Nephi, Lehi, and Samuel the Lamanite.” Ensign, December 1977.
ID = [43898]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 32170  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:57
Johnson, Sherrie Mills. “Nephi, Man of Faith.” Friend 18 (September 1988): 48-49.
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A story for children recalling when Nephi’s brothers bound him, the power of the Lord loosened the cords, and Nephi forgave his brothers (1 Nephi 7).

ID = [79880]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Cracroft, Richard H. “Nephi, Seer of Modern Times: The Home Literature Novels of Nephi Anderson.” Brigham Young University Studies 25, no. 2 (1985): 3.
ID = [8938]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 1367  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:02
Stevens, Thelona D. Nephi, Son of Lehi. Independence, MO: Foundation for Research on Ancient America, 1986.
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Booklet has short essays about Nephi, addressing his role as a shipbuilder, his leadership qualities, his priesthood, and his interest in educating his people.

ID = [78096]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Nephi, Son of Nephi.” Children’s Friend 63 (December 1963): 22-23.
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A story for children. Nephi mourned for his people because of their wickedness and the Lord comforted him. Nephi saw the signs and wonders of Christ being born in Jerusalem.

ID = [79881]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Christensen, Kevin. “Nephi, Wisdom, and the Deuteronomist Reform.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).
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Biblical scholar Margaret Barker has argued that Judaism was reformed initially in response to the discovery of the “book of the law” (2 Kings 22: 8; 2 Chronicles 34:14) in King Josiah’s time (reigned 640–609 B.C.) and later in response to the destruction of the Israelite monarchy and the experience of the exile. Those reforms were carried out by a priestly group known to scholars as the Deuteronomists, credited with editing the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings (to celebrate Josiah and to address aspects of later Jewish history) and leaving a distinct imprint on the Hebrew Bible.

Keywords: Hebrew Bible; history; Book of Mormon; tradition
ID = [66703]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Nephi: A Postmodernist Reading.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 12 (2014): 49-78.
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Authors inevitably make assumptions about their readers as they write. Readers likewise make assumptions about authors and their intentions as they read. Using a postmodern framing, this essay illustrates how a close reading of the text of 1 and 2 Nephi can offer insight into the writing strategies of its author. This reading reveals how Nephi differentiates between his writing as an expression of his own intentions and desires, and the text as the product of divine instruction written for a “purpose I know not.” In order to help his audience understand the text in this context, Nephi as the author interacts with his audience through his rhetorical strategy, pointing towards his own intentions, and offering reading strategies to help them discover God’s purposes in the text.

ID = [4276]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 53940  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
Griffin, Tyler J. “Nephi: An Ideal Teacher of Less-Than-Ideal Students.” Religious Educator Vol. 13 no. 2 (2012).
ID = [38196]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2012-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 25158  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:54
Grant, Heber J. “Nephi: Exemplar of Faith.” Liahona 14 (15 August 1916): 112.
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Nephi’s life and character was a guiding star in Grant’s personal life. Nephi’s example demonstrates the Lord’s power and his fulfillment of promises.

ID = [79882]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1916-08-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Hendel, Ronald S. “The Nephilim Were on the Earth: Genesis 6:1-4 and its Ancient Near Eastern Context.” In The Fall of the Angels, edited by C. Auffarth and Loren T. Stuckenbruck, 11-34. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2004.
ID = [4600]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,moses,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:58
Pratt, Orson. “Nephite America—The Day of God’s Power—The Shepherd of Israel.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 14. 1872, 323–335.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, February 11, 1872. Reported By: David W. Evans.

ID = [29098]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1872-02-11  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 43612  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:39
Crowell, Angela M., and John A. Tvedtnes. “The Nephite and Jewish Practice of Blessing God after Eating One’s Fill.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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A Jewish custom of blessing God after eating one’s fill at a meal is reflected in passing in Amulek’s household and when the resurrected Christ blesses the sacrament for the Nephites and thereafter instructs them to pray. They “gave glory to Jesus” on this occasion.

Keywords: Alma the Younger; Amulek; Blessing; Custom; Prayer
ID = [2967]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 9964  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Eliott, Jennie Z. “A Nephite and the Risen Christ: An Easter Fantasy.” Saints’ Herald 101 (12 April 1954): 348.
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A lictional story about a young Nephite who followed the star that led to the Christ child.

ID = [78901]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1954-04-12  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Nephite Baptisms and the Gift of the Holy Ghost.” Improvement Era 65, no. 6 (1962): 390-391.
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This article discusses how the gift of the Holy Ghost may not be received without the laying on of hands. Book of Mormon prophets had the authority to bestow that gift. The Lord did not overlook any necessary ordinances for the Nephites when he visited with them following his resurrection.

Keywords: Baptism, Gift of the Holy Ghost, Priesthood Authority, Priesthood Ordinances, Savior in America
ID = [76759]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-fielding  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Sorenson, John L. “The Nephite Calendar in Mosiah, Alma, and Helaman.” 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: Alma (Book); Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Calendar System; Helaman (Book); Mosiah (Book); Nephite Calendar
ID = [66492]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Merrill, Brent. “Nephite Captains and Armies.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 266-295. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Captain Moroni; Chief Captain; Warfare
ID = [82139]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Welch, John W. “Nephite Culture and Society.” BYU Studies 38, no. 1 (1999): 221.
ID = [11844]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,welch  Size: 1083  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:24
Sorenson, John L. Nephite Culture and Society: Collected Papers. Salt Lake City: New Sage Books, 1997.
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Keywords: Ancient America, Anthropology, Archaeology, Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica, Brass Plates, Climate, Mesoamerica, Politics, Transoceanic Contact, Warfare, Weather
ID = [75424]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Wright, Mark Alan. “Nephite Daykeepers: Ritual Specialists in Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 291-306.
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Abstract: Mark Alan Wright describes a common type of ritual specialist among the Maya called a “daykeeper.” He discusses similarities and differences with descriptions of ritual specialists in the Book of Mormon, including those who used the Urim and Thummim, performed rituals of healing, experienced near-death episodes at the inauguration of their calling, kept track of calendars, mastered astronomy, and invoked God to bring rain. He finds several intriguing similarities, but also differences — the most important one being that the Nephites understood that the power to do all these things came from the God of Israel rather than the local pantheon.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See Mark Alan Wright, “Nephite Daykeepers: Ritual Specialists in Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 243–58. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.].

Keywords: Ancient America; Chronology; Mesoamerica; Nephite; Ritual; Temple
ID = [3502]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 7108  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
“The Nephite Dispensation: Outlines in Theology for Use in the Church Schools of High School Grade.” N.p.: LDS Church General Board of Education, November 1916.
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An outline of lessons presented on the Book of Mormon with suggested teaching procedures and emphasis.

ID = [78599]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1916-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Christensen, Kevin, and Shauna Christensen. “Nephite Feminism Revisited: Thoughts on Carol Lynn Pearson’s View of Women in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 2 (1998): 9-61.
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Review of “Could Feminism Have Saved the Nephites?” (1996), by Carol Lynn Pearson

Keywords: Abish; Daughter of Jared (Son of Omer); Daughters of the Lamanites; Doctrine; Eve; Fall of Adam; Feminism; Inclusiveness; Isabel; King Lamoni’s Wife; Mormon (Prophet); Mothers of the Stripling Warriors; Narrative; Sariah; Symbolism; Wisdom; Womenhood
ID = [302]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 113012  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Bagley, Pat. A Nephite in the Works. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992.
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A Book of Mormon cartoon book for children based upon popular work entitled Where’s Waldo.

ID = [77432]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Thompson, A. Keith. “Nephite insights into Israelite Worship Practices before the Babylonian Captivity.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 3 (2013): 155-195.
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Abstract: General historical consensus holds that synagogues originated before the destruction of the Second Temple in AD 70, and therefore probably originated during the Babylonian captivity. The suggestion in Philo and Josephus that synagogues may have originated during the exodus was discredited by some historians in the 17th century, yet the Book of Mormon speaks of synagogues, sanctuaries, and places of worship in a manner which suggests that Lehi and his party brought some form of synagogal worship with them when they left Jerusalem around 600 BC. This essay revisits the most up to date scholarship regarding the origin of the synagogue and suggests that the Book of Mormon record provides ample reason to look for the origins of the synagogue much earlier that has become the academic custom.

ID = [4374]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 65067  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:57
Frederick, Nicholas J. “Nephite Jeremiad or Lamanite Encomium? Helaman 13–15 and Lamanite Exceptionalism.” In Samuel the Lamanite, ed. Charles Swift. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33914]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:41
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “The Nephite Maiden.” Children’s Friend 62 (May 1963): 22-23.
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A children’s story of a maid servant of Morianton who warned Moroni of Morianton’s plans, which in turn allowed Moroni to stop the people of Morianton.

ID = [80574]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Nephite Metaphor of Life as a Probation: Rethinking Nephi’s Portrayal of Laman and Lemuel.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): 231-280.
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Abstract: Commentaries on Nephi’s first book tend to interpret the fraternal struggles it reports as historical facts that are meant primarily to invite readers’ evaluative responses. While recognizing the historical character of the facts marshalled by Nephi, this paper will argue that the author transposes that history into an allegory meant to inspire his readers in all times and places to abandon prevailing metaphors of life that are focused on the attainment of worldly goods and pleasures. In their place, Nephi offers the revealed metaphor of life as a day of probation taught to him and his father in their great visions. God’s plan of salvation revealed to them made it clear that the welfare of each human being for eternity would be determined by a divine judgment on how effectively their lives had been transformed by their adherence to the gospel of Jesus Christ in mortality. The message of 1 Nephi is that all men and women are invited to let the Spirit of the Lord soften their hearts and lead them into his covenant path wherein he can prepare them to enter into his presence at the end.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Laman; Lemuel; Nephi; plan of salvation
ID = [81216]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 122875  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Smith, Richard Pearson. “The Nephite Monetary System.” Improvement Era 57, no. 5 (1954): 316-317.
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This article provides a scholarly analysis of the monetary system of the Nephites used around 82 b.c. and described in Alma 11. The Nephite system was a slight modification of a binary system, where each unit would have twice the value of the next smaller one. The author also shows parallels with similar systems in Egypt and Macedonia.

Keywords: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Near East, Nephite Monetary System
ID = [77067]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1954-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Monson, Leland H. “The Nephite Pattern of Personality.” Instructor 97 (November 1962): 363, 365.
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Analyzes the physical being, the intellectual being, and the emotional being in relation to the Nephites in the Book of Mormon. Several Book of Mormon scriptures describe the character of the people, including Alma 7:10-11, 4 Nephi 1:3, and 4 Nephi 1:15.

ID = [80575]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Evans, John Henry. “Nephite Philosophy of Life.” Improvement Era 30, no. 11 (1927): 955-959.
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This article claims that Nephite leaders and teachers possessed a distinct philosophy regarding life. For instance, God demonstrates an impartiality towards the human race, the Holy Ghost is available to direct one’s life, the principle of freedom is attached to obedience to divine law, an eternal view of things is advanced as opposed to the limited temporal view that mankind is prone to take.

Keywords: Holy Ghost, Nephites, Obedience, Philosophy
ID = [77151]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Swift, Hales. “Nephite Political Philosophy in Mosiah 29.” The Interpreter Foundation website. May 21, 2020.
ID = [6468]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-05-21  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 9749  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Robinson, John. “The Nephite Priests of the Melchizedek Order and Their Twelve Ministers.” Saints’ Herald 76 (16 January 1929): 59-62.
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Argues that nobody held the Melchizedek Priesthood after Moses until John the Baptist (JST Exodus 34:1, and D&C 83:4). Thus, Book of Mormon prophets before Christ’s coming did not hold the Melchizedek Priesthood, only the Aaronic Priesthood. The twelve whom Christ set apart to minister on the American Continent were disciples, not apostles, and acted under the authority of the twelve apostles in Jerusalem.

ID = [80576]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-01-16  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Reynolds, George. “Nephite Proper Names.” Juvenile Instructor 15 (15 September 1880): 207-8.
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Lists Book of Mormon proper names that may or may not be found in the Bible, including Sariah, Nephi, Melek (or Mulek), Gershon, and Isabel. Looks for Hebrew or Egyptian roots.

ID = [79888]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-09-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Reynolds, George. “Nephite Proper Names.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 18 (1880): 207-208.
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Lists Book of Mormon proper names that may or may not be found in the Bible, including Sariah, Nephi, Melek (or Mulek), Gershon, and Isabel. Looks for Hebrew or Egyptian roots.

Keywords: Isabel, Jershon (Land of), Melek, Mulek, Name, Nephi (Son of Lehi), Onomastics, Sariah
ID = [75920]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-09-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Weldon, Roy E. The Nephite Prophets Speak to Our Day. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1975.
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Book of Mormon prophets wrote to those who live in the New World and their prophecies are being fulfilled. Prophets, from Nephi to Moroni, saw the gulf of separation that divides the wicked and the righteous in our day. The last days are here with false prophets, anti-Christs, hysteria, irresponsibility, and rationalization. The Book of Mormon confounds false doctrine.

ID = [78600]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1975-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Nephite Prophets’ Understanding of Faith and Faithfulness.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 2 (2020).
ID = [38331]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 68191  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
Weldon, Roy E. Nephite Proverbs: Maxims and Truisms. North Kansas City, MO: Color Press, 1989.
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A listing of scriptures under topic headings. Each scripture is followed by quotations from modern authors that testify of the truthfulness of the scripture.

ID = [78098]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Roberts, David L. The Nephite Record. Blacklick, OH: Vanity, 1974.
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The leader of the True Church of Jesus Christ Restored adapts this pamphlet on the contents and prophetic nature of the Book of Mormon from the series Rays of Living Light

ID = [78601]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1974-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Wipper, Frank F. “Nephite Record Texts.” N.p.,n.d.
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A ready reference that lists the custodians of the Nephite records and when they lived.

ID = [78099]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
“The Nephite Records.” Translated by Joseph Smith Jr. N.p.: The Church of Christ, 1899.
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Reprint of the Palmyra edition of the Book of Mormon, the Whiterites’ Book of Mormon.

ID = [78602]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1899-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Shreve, Grant. “Nephite Secularization ; or, Picking and Choosing in The Book of Mormon.” In Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon, edited by Elizabeth Fenton, and Jared Hickman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
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This chapter describes secularization among the Nephites. It claims that the Book of Mormon attempts to solve problems of secularity faced by Joseph Smith in early 19th-century America.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon
ID = [82105]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Watkins, Arthur V. “The Nephite Shepherd, Part One: I, The Awakening of Zemnarihah and II, Prophecy of Samuel the Lamanite.” Improvement Era 14, no. 1, 2 (November, December 1910): 64-68, 120-24.
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This series is a fictional story of Zemnariah, Kishkumen, and their Gadianton society, the prophecy of Samuel the Lamanite, the secret plans to put to death the believers of Samuel the Lamanite’s prophecies, the miraculous light that saved them, and the renewed faith in the Savior as the signs of his birth appeared in the heavens.

ID = [81262]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1910-11-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Watkins, Arthur V. “The Nephite Shepherd, Part Two: I, Tomorrow—and then—a Kingdom! and II, Watching and Waiting.” Improvement Era 14, no. 3, 4 (January, February 1911): 239-45, 297-301.
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This series is a fictional story of Zemnariah, Kishkumen, and their Gadianton society, the prophecy of Samuel the Lamanite, the secret plans to put to death the believers of Samuel the Lamanite’s prophecies, the miraculous light that saved them, and the renewed faith in the Savior as the signs of his birth appeared in the heavens.

ID = [81263]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-01-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Sorenson, John L. “Nephite Social Structure.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, No. 7, February, 1964.
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Duplicated by author. An analysis of the Book of Mormon text from a social anthropological viewpoint, which discusses how Nephite society was organized and functioned.

ID = [79889]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1964-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Christenson, Allen J. “Nephite Trade Networks and the Dangers of a Class Society.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According To Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 223–240. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36809]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 33906  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephite Uses and Interpretations of Zenos.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 21-49. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Interpretation; Prophet; Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [75483]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Bickerstaff, H. George. “The Nephite Wars.” Instructor 102 (July 1967): 295-97.
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A discussion of war in the Book of Mormon. Reasons for Nephite successes and failures in war are cited.

ID = [80577]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1967-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Nephite Weights and Measures in the Time of Mosiah II.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [8348]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Raeithel, Gert. “Nephiten and Lamaniten: Mormonen and Indianerals Vettern und Nachbarn.” Merkur 38 (April 1984): 316-22.
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Explanation of LDS beliefs concerning Indian descent from the house of Israel as set forth in the Book of Mormon. Connects those beliefs to LDS missionary work with the Indians, the Word of Wisdom, polygamy, racial discrimination, and work with Indian reservations in Canada.

ID = [79890]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
“Nephites.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Nephite
ID = [74823]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:05
Fenton, Elizabeth. “Nephites and Israelites: The Book of Mormon and the Hebraic Indian Theory.” In Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon, edited by Elizabeth Fenton, and Jared Hickman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
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This chapter discusses the origins of Native Americans. It claims that in providing for a Hebraic origin of Native Americans, the Book of Mormon opens the door for other peoples, histories, and texts to be revealed.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Native Americans and; Book of Mormon; Native Americans, origins of
ID = [82097]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Peterson, H. Donl. “The Nephites and the Law of Moses.” In The Ninth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Book of Mormon. Provo, Utah: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1982.
ID = [67024]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Woodruff, Wilford. “Nephites Found in New Mexico.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Significant Articles from the Pages of the Improvement Era, eds. Doyle L. Green, and Marba C. Josephson, 222-28. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1959.
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Author declares he found several tribes that he classified as Nephite (because of their beauty, cleanliness, industry, virtues, and purity of national blood) among the American Indians, including the Zunio, Lagumas, and Isletas.

ID = [81029]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1959-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Ricks, Joel E. “The Nephites in Story.” Logan: n.p., 1940.
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Comprises a storybook version of the Nephite history for youth that sequentially covers all of the general Book of Mormon events, with the omission of the Jaredite record. Includes maps, geographical information, and archaeological data and suppositions, which the author incorporates into the story.

ID = [78603]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1940-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Reynolds, George. “The Nephites under the Judges.” Contributor 2 (February—May, 1881): 139-42, 171-74, 205- 8, 235-38.
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Four-part series. For 120 years following the death of King Mosiah, the Nephites were under the rule of the Judges. Their rule was not always peaceful nor their government stable. There were internal as well as external enemies. Priestcrafts and corruption were introduced by Nehor, Amlici, Korihor, and others. The decline in Nephite morality led to the existence of the Gadianton robbers. Samuel the Lamanite preached repentance but few received his words.

ID = [80578]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Reynolds, George. “The Nephites under the Judges.” The Contributor 2, no. 5 (1881): 139-142.
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Reynolds provides a chronological overview of the Nephite Chief Judges, as well as the historians who had custody of the plates. He then begins a summary of Nephite history during this time, beginning with the preaching of Nehor and ending with the rebellion of Amlici.

Keywords: Amlici, Chief Judge, Nehor, Reign of the Judges
ID = [75990]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Reynolds, George. “The Nephites under the Judges.” The Contributor 2, no. 5 (1881): 139-142.
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Reynolds provides a chronological overview of the Nephite Chief Judges, as well as the historians who had custody of the plates. He then begins a summary of Nephite history during this time, beginning with the preaching of Nehor and ending with the rebellion of Amlici.

Keywords: Amlici, Chief Judge, Nehor, Reign of the Judges
ID = [76540]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Nephites under the Judges, II.” The Contributor 2, no. 6 (1881): 171-174.
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Reynolds continues his summary of Nephite history under the reign of the Judges. He discusses the wickedness of the city of Ammonihah under the influence of Nehor’s philosophy, as well as the short-lived career of Korihor. The long war caused by Amalickiah and his brother Ammoron is discussed, as well as the remarkable Nephites who rose up to combat their wickedness. The quick downfall in public virtue among the Nephites, leading to the rise of bands of the Gadianton Robbers, concludes the article.

Keywords: Amalickiah, Ammonihah (City of), Ammoron, Gadianton Robbers, Reign of the Judges
ID = [75991]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Reynolds, George. “The Nephites under the Judges, II.” The Contributor 2, no. 6 (1881): 171-174.
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Reynolds continues his summary of Nephite history under the reign of the Judges. He discusses the wickedness of the city of Ammonihah under the influence of Nehor’s philosophy, as well as the short-lived career of Korihor. The long war caused by Amalickiah and his brother Ammoron is discussed, as well as the remarkable Nephites who rose up to combat their wickedness. The quick downfall in public virtue among the Nephites, leading to the rise of bands of the Gadianton Robbers, concludes the article.

Keywords: Amalickiah, Ammonihah (City of), Ammoron, Gadianton Robbers, Reign of the Judges
ID = [76541]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Nephites under the Judges, III.” The Contributor 2, no. 7 (1881): 205-208.
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Reynolds discusses the origins of the Nephite Gadianton band in the failed rebellion of Paanchi. Their crimes and violence over the years are discussed, as is the countering ministry of Nephi and Lehi, the sons of Helaman, in bringing thousands of Nephites and Lamanites to a knowledge of the gospel and an understanding of their duties. Wars between the Gadianton Robbers and the armies of the Nephites and Lamanites are mentioned, leading into the prophecies of the impending birth of the Savior, delivered by Samuel the Lamanite from upon the walls of the city of Zarahemla.

Keywords: Gadianton Robbers, Lehi (Son of Helaman), Nephi (Son of Helaman), Reign of the Judges, Samuel the Lamanite
ID = [75992]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Reynolds, George. “The Nephites under the Judges, III.” The Contributor 2, no. 7 (1881): 205-208.
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Reynolds discusses the origins of the Nephite Gadianton band in the failed rebellion of Paanchi. Their crimes and violence over the years are discussed, as is the countering ministry of Nephi and Lehi, the sons of Helaman, in bringing thousands of Nephites and Lamanites to a knowledge of the gospel and an understanding of their duties. Wars between the Gadianton Robbers and the armies of the Nephites and Lamanites are mentioned, leading into the prophecies of the impending birth of the Savior, delivered by Samuel the Lamanite from upon the walls of the city of Zarahemla.

Keywords: Gadianton Robbers, Lehi (Son of Helaman), Nephi (Son of Helaman), Reign of the Judges, Samuel the Lamanite
ID = [76542]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Reynolds, George. “The Nephites under the Judges, IV.” The Contributor 2, no. 8 (1881): 235-238.
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Reynolds discusses how the Nephites and Lamanites were able to outlast and overcome the armies of the Gadianton Robbers. Although peace reigned for a time, the government eventually collapsed under the actions of traitors and apostates who sought power, and the people reverted to tribal orders for protection. Among these, one Jacob – who styled himself a king and founded the city of Jacobugath – receives prominent mention. With this collapse, as detailed by Reynolds, the reign of the judges ended.

Keywords: Gadianton Robbers, Jacob (Apostate Nephite), Reign of the Judges
ID = [75993]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Reynolds, George. “The Nephites under the Judges, IV.” The Contributor 2, no. 8 (1881): 235-238.
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Reynolds discusses how the Nephites and Lamanites were able to outlast and overcome the armies of the Gadianton Robbers. Although peace reigned for a time, the government eventually collapsed under the actions of traitors and apostates who sought power, and the people reverted to tribal orders for protection. Among these, one Jacob – who styled himself a king and founded the city of Jacobugath – receives prominent mention. With this collapse, as detailed by Reynolds, the reign of the judges ended.

Keywords: Gadianton Robbers, Jacob (Apostate Nephite), Reign of the Judges
ID = [76543]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Avant, Gerry. “Nephites Were ‘Wanderers in a Strange Land’” Church News 58 (9 July 1988): 14.
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From the time of Lehi’s departure from Jerusalem until their demise, the Nephites were continually migrating, perhaps traveling thousands of miles. Perhaps they considered themselves strangers in a land far from their original home.

ID = [79891]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-07-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Woodruff, Wilford. “‘Nephites’ Found in New Mexico.” Improvement Era 60, no. 4 (1957): 242-243, 267-269.
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The author of this article declares he found several tribes that he classified as Nephite (because of their beauty, cleanliness, industry, virtues, and purity of national blood) among the American Indians, including the Zunis, Lagumas, and Isletas.

Keywords: Native Americans, Native Americans – Zunis, Nephites, Skin Color
ID = [77135]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1957-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,woodruff  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Nephite—Christian Experience.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 72, no. 6 (10 February 1910): 81-85.
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There is no greater Christian experience than that of Nephi as recorded in 2 Nephi 4. Nephi traverses from the agony of spiritual battle with the hosts of darkness through various levels of assurance, obtaining relief, gratitude, then victory. Nephi’s conflict provides an example to missionaries who must look to God.

ID = [81337]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1910-02-10  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Roberts, B. H. “A Nephite’s Commandments to His Three Sons.” In “Book of Mormon Essays by B. H. Roberts” Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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The story of Alma the Younger’s conversion. Just before he died, he delivered to his sons Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton his “commandments,” a father’s advice and admonitions. Each son is different, and therefore Alma’s advice was different for each of his sons.

ID = [81092]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Roberts, B. H. “A Nephite’s Commandments to His Three Sons, III—Corianton.” Improvement Era 3, no. 10 (1900): 760-766.
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The story of Alma the Younger’s conversion. Just before he died, he delivered to his sons Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton his “commandments,” a father’s advice and admonitions. Each son is different, and therefore Alma’s advice was different for each of his sons. The third part covers Corianton.

Keywords: Alma the Younger, Corianton (Son of Alma the Younger)
ID = [77059]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Roberts, B. H. “A Nephite’s Commandments to His Three Sons, III—Corianton. II—Concluded.” Improvement Era 3, no. 11 (1900): 835-843.
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The story of Alma the Younger’s conversion. Just before he died, he delivered to his sons Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton his “commandments,” a father’s advice and admonitions. Each son is different, and therefore Alma’s advice was different for each of his sons. The fourth part concludes the discussion on Corianton.

Keywords: Alma the Younger, Corianton (Son of Alma the Younger)
ID = [77076]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Roberts, B. H. “A Nephite’s Commandments to His Three Sons, II—Shiblon.” Improvement Era 3, no. 9 (1900): 653-657.
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The story of Alma the Younger’s conversion. Just before he died, he delivered to his sons Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton his “commandments,” a father’s advice and admonitions. Each son is different, and therefore Alma’s advice was different for each of his sons. The second part covers Shiblon.

Keywords: Alma the Younger, Shiblon (Son of Alma the Younger)
ID = [76918]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Roberts, B. H. “A Nephite’s Commandments to His Three Sons: I.—Helaman.” Improvement Era 3 (June 1900): 570–78.
ID = [77278]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-06-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Roberts, B. H. “A Nephite’s Commandments to His Three Sons: II.—Shiblon.” Improvement Era 3 (July 1900): 653–57.
ID = [77280]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-07-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Roberts, B. H. “A Nephite’s Commandments to His Three Sons: III.—Corianton.” Improvement Era 3 (August 1900): 760–69.
ID = [77281]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-08-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Roberts, B. H. “A Nephite’s Commandments to His Three Sons: III.—Corianton (Concluded).” Improvement Era 3 (September 1900): 835–43.
ID = [77282]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-09-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Hunt, C. J. “Nephi—A Prophet, Leader, President, and Writer.” Saints’ Herald 76 (11 December 1929): 1503-4.
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3 Nephi 5, 9, and 10 describe how Nephi was chosen as the leader of the twelve disciples after Christ’s coming on the American Continent.

ID = [79887]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-12-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Jenson, Andrew. “Nephi—An Impressive Lesson.” Improvement Era 30, no. 12 (1927): 1093-1094.
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Giving many examples from the life of Nephi, the author states his impression to follow the example of Nephi.

Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [77104]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “Nephi—The Plates of Brass.” Children’s Friend 61 (May 1962): 34-36.
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A children’s story of Nephi getting the plates of brass from Laban.

ID = [79892]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Proctor, Scott, and Maurine Proctor. “Nephi’s Bountiful: Archaeological Dig: Was There a Holy Place of Worship at Nephi’s Bountiful?” Meridian Magazine, February 29, 2016.
ID = [76456]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Proctor, Scott, and Maurine Proctor. “Nephi’s Bountiful: Archaeological Dig: Was There a Holy Place of Worship at Nephi’s Bountiful?” Meridian Magazine, February 29, 2016.
ID = [76460]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-29  Collections:  bom  Size: 15045  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Ensign. “Nephi’s Bows.” Ensign October 2014.
ID = [60752]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2014-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3896  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:53
Hamblin, William J. “Nephi’s Bows and Arrows.” 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: Bow; Nephi’s Broken Bow; Steel; Symbolism; Weaponry
ID = [66454]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Newton, Dennis. “Nephi’s Change of Heart.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 20 (2016): 261-291.
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Abstract: How long did it take Nephi to compose his portions of the “small account?” Careful text analysis and data mining suggest that “Nephi’s” texts may have been composed across periods as great as forty years apart. I propose a timeline with four distinct periods of composition. The merits of this timeline are weighed, and some thoughts are explored as to how this timeline alters the reader’s perceptions of Nephi. The net effect is that Nephi becomes more sympathetic, more personable, and more relatable as his record progresses and that the totality of Nephi’s writings are best understood and interpreted when the factor of time is considered. .

ID = [3751]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64655  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Cannon, George Q. “Nephi’s Character.” Contributor 13 (April 1892): 289-90.
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The character of Nephi is exempliied by his many accomplishments, skills, and relationships. He was a leader, son, and brother who possessed great love and inspired others. He was a craftsman and hunter who showed ingenuity, industry, and good sense.

ID = [79883]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1892-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Cannon, George Q. “Nephi’s Character.” The Contributor 13, no. 6 (1892): 289-290.
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The character of Nephi is exemplified by his many accomplishments, skills, and relationships. He was a leader, son, and brother who possessed great love and inspired others. He was a craftsman and hunter who showed ingenuity, industry, and good sense.

Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [76026]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1892-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Sloan, David E. “Nephi’s Convincing of Christ through Chiasmus: Plain and Precious Persuading from a Prophet of God.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 67-98.
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One of the principal themes of Nephi’s writings on the small plates is his desire to convince others of Christ. A second, related theme is his desire to write plain and precious things on those plates. Some of the most plain and precious writings of Nephi are those instances in which he used the name Christ in chiasmus or other forms of poetry. Perhaps more than any other portion of his words, Nephi intended these plain and precious writings to convince both Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the one true Messiah.

Keywords: Chiasmus; Chiastic; Jesus Christ; Messiah; Parallelism; Plain and Precious Things
ID = [2958]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 74952  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Cummins, Lawrence E. “Nephi’s Courage.” Friend 16 (June 1986): 48-49.
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A narrative of Nephi’s return with his brothers to obtain the brass plates from Laban (1 Nephi 2-4).

ID = [79884]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Smith, James E. “Nephi’s Descendants? Historical Demography and the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 255-296.
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Review of “Multiply Exceedingly: Book of Mormon Populations Sizes” (1993), by John C. Kunich

Keywords: Ancient America; Criticism; Historicity; Population Size
ID = [171]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 101133  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Ellis, Godfrey J. “Nephi’s Eight Years in the ‘Wilderness’: Reconsidering Definitions and Details.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): 281-356.
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Abstract: A traditional reading of Nephi’s chronicle of the trek through Arabia relies heavily on two verses in 1 Nephi 17. In verse 4, Nephi states that they “did sojourn for the space of many years, yea, even eight years in the wilderness.” In verse 5, he reports that “we did come to the land which we called Bountiful.” The almost universal interpretation of these verses is that of sequential events: eight years traversing the arid desert of Western Arabia following which the Lehites entered the lush Bountiful for an unspecified time to build the ship. A question with the traditional reading is why a trip that could have taken eight months ostensibly took eight years. It may be that Nephi gave us that information. His “eight years” could be read as a general statement about one large context: the “wilderness” of all of Arabia. In other words, the “eight years in the wilderness” may have included both the time in the desert and the time in Bountiful. In this paper I examine the basis for such an alternative reading.

Keywords: Arabian Bountiful; Book of Mormon; Nephi
ID = [81217]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 194895  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Garrett, H. Dean. “Nephi’s Farewell.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 377–90. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36886]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 26737  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Bassett, K. Douglas. “Nephi’s Freedom Thesis and the Sons of Helaman.” 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 = [36794]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 25146  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Sorenson, John L. “Nephi’s Garden and Chief Market.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Mesoamerica; Nephi (Son of Helaman); Zarahemla (Polity)
ID = [66511]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Halverson, Taylor. “Nephi’s Gethsemane: Seventeen Comparisons from the Literary Record.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 46 (2021): 1-14.
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Abstract: This note explores a literary comparison between Nephi’s confronting of Laban and shrinking from the act of shedding blood, to Jesus’s experience in the Garden of Gethsemane of shrinking from the act of shedding blood. Comparing these two stories suggests that we can profitably read Nephi’s experience with Laban as Nephi’s personal Gethsemane.

ID = [3380]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 26198  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Bowen, Matthew L. “Nephi’s Good Inclusio.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 17 (2016): 181-195.
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Abstract: As John Gee noted two decades ago, Nephi is best explained as a form of the Egyptian word nfr, which by Lehi’s time was pronounced neh-fee, nay-fee, or nou-fee. Since this word means “good,” “goodly,” “fine,” or “fair,” I subsequently posited several possible examples of wordplay on the name Nephi in the Book of Mormon, including Nephi’s own autobiographical introduction (1 Nephi 1:1: “I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents … having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God”). It should be further pointed out, however, that Nephi also concludes his personal writings on the small plates using the terms “good” and “goodness of God.” This terminological bracketing constitutes a literary device, used anciently, called inclusio or an envelope figure. Nephi’s literary emphasis on “good” and “goodness” not only befits his personal name, but fulfills the Lord’s commandment, “thou shalt engraven many things … which are good in my sight” (2 Nephi 5:30), a command which also plays on the name Nephi. Nephi’s autobiographical introduction and conclusion proved enormously influential on subsequent writers who modeled autobiographical and narrative biographical introductions on 1 Nephi 1:1-2 and based sermons — especially concluding sermons — on Nephi’s “good” conclusion in 2 Nephi 33. An emphasis in all these sermons is that all “good”/“goodness” ultimately has its source in God and Christ.

ID = [4220]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 36814  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:55
Robinson, Stephen E. “Nephi’s ‘Great and Abominable Church’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7, no. 1 (1998): 32-39, 70.
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In 1 Nephi 13–14, Nephi describes major characteristics of the great and abominable church: it persecutes and slays the Saints of God; it seeks wealth and luxury; it is characterized by sexual immortality; it has excised plain and precious things from the scriptures; it has dominion over all the earth; and its fate is destruction by a world war. Nephi’s vision, known as an apocalyptic vision in biblical literature, corresponds well to features of Babylon as described in the apocalyptic Revelation of John (Revelation 17). Clearly, the earliest apostate church and the great and abominable church are the same. A suggested description for this phenomenon, avoiding a denominational name, is hellenized Christianity.

Keywords: Apocalyptic Vision; Great and Abominable Church; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy; Prophet; Vision
ID = [2978]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 29096  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Adams, William James, Jr. “Nephi’s Jerusalem and Laban’s Sword.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2 no. 2 (1993).
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A three-foot sword excavated at Vered Jericho, likely dating to 620 BC, lends credence to the description of the sword of Laban in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [2849]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 3931  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Adams, William James, Jr. “Nephi’s Jerusalem and Laban’s Sword.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 11-13. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jerusalem; Nephi; Weaponry
ID = [75642]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Parry, Donald W. “Nephi’s Keys to Understanding Isaiah (2 Nephi 25:1–8).” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 47—65. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67043]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Parker, Michael B. “Nephi’s Later Reflections on the Tree of Life Vision.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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An interesting phenomenon concerning 1 and 2 Nephi is that parts of the latter book draw on the tree of life vision that Nephi and his father shared, as recorded in 1 Nephi 8, 11–15. In an earlier FARMS Update, John A. Tvedtnes demonstrated that Nephi drew on this vision when composing the psalm in 2 Nephi 4. Further study suggests the likelihood that Nephi’s exhortation in 2 Nephi 31 was similarly informed by that sublime vision.

Keywords: Nephi; Tree of Life; vision; testimony
ID = [66675]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Skinner, Andrew C. “Nephi’s Lessons to His People: The Messiah, the Land, and Isaiah 48–49 in 1 Nephi 19–22.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 95—122. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67045]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Olsen, Steven L. “Nephi’s Literary Endeavor.” Religious Educator Vol. 4 no. 3 (2003).
ID = [38527]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2003-01-03  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 20933  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:56
Wilcox, S. Michael. “Nephi’s Message to the Gentiles.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 259–67. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36880]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 32713  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Wilcox, S. Michael. “Nephi’s Message to the ‘Gentiles’” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators, 128-143. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
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Keywords: Gentile; Gospel; Holy Ghost; Jesus Christ; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy; Stumbling Block; Testimony
ID = [36161]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books  Size: 32626  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:39
Roper, Matthew P. “Nephi’s Neighbors: Book of Mormon Peoples and Pre-Columbian Populations.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): Article 8.
ID = [453]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 83920  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Roper, Matthew P. “Nephi’s Neighbors: Book of Mormon Peoples and Pre-Columbian Populations.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
ID = [32395]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2003-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 81718  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Hancock, Ralph C. “Nephi’s Obsession, Or, How to Talk with Nephi about God.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 131-144.
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Review of Joseph M. Spencer, 1 Nephi: A Brief Theological Introduction (Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020). 146 pages. $9.99 (paperback).
Abstract: Joseph Spencer’s intimate familiarity with the Book of Mormon text, based upon years of close textual study and informed by a well- developed theological sensibility, is in full evidence in this lead-off volume in Neal A. Maxwell Institute’s new series of books on the various books of the Book of Mormon. Leaving to prophets and apostles the responsibility for “declaring official doctrine,” this new series approaches the book with the tools of the “scholarly practice” of theology. In Spencer’s case at least, his practice is understood to be (1) informed by an emphasis on grace that is skeptical of claims of personal righteousness and (2) very much engaged with contemporary moral and social issues grounded in a fundamental concern for “equality.” Accordingly, Spencer’s reading is much more interested in “what God is doing in history with what we call the Abrahamic covenant” than with the more popular (non-scholarly) concerns of “everyday faithful living;” it is also more interested in Nephi’s “realistic” and “mature” regret over his youthful over-boldness than in his confident statements of righteous faith. In the end, Spencer’s extremely careful but theologically tendentious reading alerts us very skillfully to certain features of Nephi’s imperfect humanity but reveals a consistent preoccupation with any possible faults in the prophet that might be extracted from an ingenious reading of the text. Finally, concerning women in the Book of Mormon, Spencer again expertly raises provocative questions about barely heard female voices but is too eager to frame these questions from the standpoint of the “modern sensibility” of “sexual egalitarianism.”.

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Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephi’s Outline.” Brigham Young University Studies 20, no. 2 (1980): 131.
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Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephi’s Outline.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, ed. Noel B. Reynolds, 53–74. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1982.
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Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephi’s Outline.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, edited by Reynolds, Noel B. Reprint Edition. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996.
ID = [81799]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephi’s Political Testament.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 220-229. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The great political question among Book of Mormon peoples was “Who has the right to rule?” Did Nephi’s descendants and those who followed them have a legitimate right to rule? Or should the right have belonged to Lehi’s oldest son Laman and his descendants? This quarrel is the cause of centuries of political and military struggle. But this was not the only problem. Even within Nephite society, an endless number of dissenters challenged the government. They often split away to join the Lamanites when they could not win control inside the Nephite system. These dissenters typically argued for the Lamanite view, in part because they thought they could line their own nests that way. By paying close attention to how this struggle was waged, we can see one of the reasons the Book of Mormon was written. Of course it is a witness for Christ and his teachings. But in addition, it provides reasons why we should believe that the tradition of the Nephites was just and correct. The two messages of the book are tied together in such a way that whoever accepts the teachings of Christ accepts that Nephi was a legitimate ruler, and vice versa.

Keywords: Jesus Christ; Kingship; Lamanite; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Nephite; Politics; Tradition
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Gunsolley, Jeremiah A. “Nephi’s Prayer.” Saints’ Herald 76 (23 October 1929): 1277-78.
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1 Nephi 3:37-44 explains how Nephi desired to see the things his father saw. The angel asked if he believed that what his father saw was true. When Nephi replied positively the angel praised him for his faith in the Son of God. Faith and a desire to know the truth of what we hear produces answers to prayers.

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Nickerson, Matthew. “Nephi’s Psalm: 2 Nephi 4:16-35 in the Light of Form-Critical Analysis.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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Identifying the poetic forms in the Book of Mormon enables readers to appreciate its beautiful literary style and gain a better understanding of its message. The form-critical analysis of psalms, first outlined by Hermann Gunkel in 1926, demonstrates sharp similarities between Nephi’s psalm and similar psalms in the Old Testament. Nephi’s psalm plainly follows the format and substance of the individual lament as described by Gunkel and elaborated by numerous subsequent scholars. As in other instances of Hebrew poetic forms in the Book of Mormon, understanding and appreciating the psalm, more particularly the personal lament, can offer new insights into 2 Nephi 4:16–35 and make its message of hope and trust more powerful and personal.

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Hartman, Adrienne. “Nephi’s Ship.” Friend 7 (September 1977): 23.
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A story for children about Nephi building a ship to cross the seas to the promised land. Illustrations included.

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Essig, Fred, and Daniel Fuller. Nephi’s Slaying of Laban: A Legal Perspective. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1982.
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A detailed examination of the legal ramilications of Nephi’s execution of Laban.

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Essig, Fred, and Dan Fuller. “Nephi’s Slaying of Laban: A Legal Perspective.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1982.
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Few passages in the Book of Mormon have inspired more criticism and moral outrage than the account of Nephi slaying the unconscious figure of Laban. Many point to this episode as evidence against the Book of Mormon being an inspired document. In this study we will attempt to examine the legal as well as the extra-legal ramifications of this incident. Since the law of ancient Israel was inexorably tied to the religious and moral code of the Israelites, any attempt to divorce the two would be patently artificial. Therefore, while this study will emphasize what we know about the operation of justice, that, by necessity implies a discussion of Israel’s relationship to her lawgiver, Yahweh. In analyzing this slaying, a determination must be made of which Hebrew law codes would most likely have applied during Nephi’s time. The Book of Mormon places the slaying between 592 and 598 B.C.1 The primary sources for Hebrew law of that time are the law codes of the Old Testament. They are three in number: the Code of the Covenant (Exodus 21-23:33), the Deuteronomic Code (which includes Deuteronomy 19), and the Priestly Code (which includes Numbers 35). Although there is some difference of opinion among scholars about the compilation dates of these various codes, the general consensus is that the Code of the Covenant was compiled before 800 B.C., the Deuteronomic Code around 700 B.C., and the Priestly Code in about 350 B.C.5 Comparing these dates to the date of slaying, it can be seen that the Code of the Covenant and the Deuteronomic Code were in existence before the time of the slaying and date in roughly the same time period as the slaying. The Priestly Code, however, was compiled after the exile in Babylon and almost 250 years after the slaying.

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Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephi’s Small Plates: A Rhetorical Analysis.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 50 (2022): 99-122.
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Abstract: In previous and pending publications I have proposed interpretations of various features of Nephi’s writings. In this paper I undertake a comprehensive discussion of the seven passages in which Nephi and his successor Jacob explain the difference between the large and the small plates and describe the divinely mandated profile for each. While most readers of the Book of Mormon have been satisfied with the simple distinction between the large plates in which the large plates are a comprehensive historical record of the Nephite experience and the small plates are a record of selected spiritual experiences, including revelations and prophecies, that approach has been challenged in some academic writing. What has been missing in this literature is a comprehensive and focused analysis of all seven of the textual profiles for these two Nephite records. In the following analysis, I invoke the insights of Hebrew rhetoric as developed by Hebrew Bible scholars over the past half century to articulate a vision of how these scattered explanations are designed and placed to support the larger rhetorical structures Nephi has built into his two books. The conclusions reached support the traditional approach to these texts.

Keywords: 1 Nephi; 2 Nephi; plates
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Name withheld by request. “Nephi’s Story, My Story.” Ensign, April 2010.
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Skinner, Andrew C. “Nephi’s Ultimate Encounter with Deity.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According To Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 115–128. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
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Newton, Dennis. “Nephi’s Use of Inverted Parallels.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 22 (2016): 79-106.
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Abstract: Did Nephi intentionally use chiasmus in his writings? An analysis of fifteen multi-level chiasm candidates in Nephi’s writings demonstrates a high statistical probability (99%+) that the poetic form was used intentionally by Nephi but only during two specific writing periods. This finding is buttressed by further analysis, which reveals a clear and unexpected literary pattern for which Nephi seems to have reserved his usage of chiasmus. The nature of obedience is a major theme in Nephi’s writings, and he regularly employed chiasms to explore the topic early in his writings. After a period during which he discontinued use of the technique, he returned to the poetic device toward the end of his life to signal a significant shift in his thoughts on the topic of obedience.

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Seely, David Rolph. “Nephi’s Use of Isaiah 2–14 in 2 Nephi 6–10.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 151—69. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67047]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Brown, S. Kent. “Nephi’s Use of Lehi’s Record.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 3-14. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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In many places in the Book of Mormon, the authors refer to writings known to them but not included in the book. One of these is the record of Lehi. Nephi reported that he made “an abridgment of the record of my father” (1 Nephi 1:17), which he included on his own original (large) plates. An English translation of that abridgment was included in the 116 pages of manuscript translation lost by Martin Harris in 1828. Someday we will have that record restored; meanwhile, we can discover some of what it contained because both Nephi and Jacob included parts from it in their records.

Keywords: Book of Lehi; Lost 116 Pages
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Driggs, Lori. “Nephi’s Vision and the Loss and Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35262]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 56565  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:32
Adams, William James, Jr. “Nephi’s Written Language and the Standard Biblical Hebrew of 600 B.C.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 245—58. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
ID = [39692]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:03
Aston, Warren P. “Nephi’s ‘Bountiful’: Contrasting Both Candidates.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 55 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 55 (2023): 219-268.
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Readers should be aware that both Khor Kharfot and Wadi Sayq are now protected sites under Omani law. Neither area can be visited without a permit issued by the government of Oman. They are not accessible by road at any point. Please contact the author if further clarification is needed. Abstract: In May 2022, George Potter published an article that makes the most comprehensive case to date that Khor Rori in southern Oman is the most likely location for the place “Bountiful” described by Nephi. However, despite its many positives, there are a number of reasons to question the suitability of Khor Rori and to favor the other major candidate for Bountiful, Khor Kharfot. I propose that a careful reading of Nephi’s account coupled with recent discoveries based on field work show Khor Kharfot to be a superior candidate meeting all criteria we can extract from the text. To support a thorough comparison, aspects of both candidates are weighed, including pictorial comparisons of key features. I am in full agreement with Potter that with the entire eastern coast of Arabia now explored, only two candidates for Bountiful remain in contention — Khor Rori and Khor Kharfot. No other location still merits serious consideration.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Bountiful; Khor Kharfot; Khor Rori; Nephi
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Aston, Warren P. “Nephi’s ‘Shazer’: The Fourth Arabian Pillar of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 53-72.
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Abstract: Many Book of Mormon students are aware that several locations along Lehi’s Trail through the Arabian Peninsula now have surprising and impressive evidence of plausibility, including the River Laman, Valley of Lemuel, Nahom, and Bountiful. One specific named location that has received much less attention is Shazer, a brief hunting stop mentioned in only two verses. After reviewing the potential etymology of the name, Warren Aston provides new information from discoveries made during field work in late 2019 at the prime candidate for the Valley of Lemuel, discoveries that lead to new understanding about the path to Shazer. Contrary to previous assumptions about Lehi’s journey, Aston shows there was no need to backtrack through the Valley of Lemuel to begin the “south-southeast” journey toward Shazer. It appears that Nephi’s description of crossing the river from the family’s campsite and then going south-southeast toward Shazer is exactly what can be done from the most likely candidate for a campsite in the most likely candidate for the Valley of Lemuel. In light of fieldwork and further information, Aston also reviews the merits of several locations that have been proposed for Shazer and points to a fully plausible, even probable, location for Shazer. The account of Shazer, like Nahom, the River of Laman/Valley of Lemuel, and Bountiful, may now be a fourth Arabian pillar anchoring and supporting the credibility of the Book of Mormon’s Old World account.
And it came to pass that we did take our tents
and depart into the wilderness, across the river Laman.
And it came to pass that we traveled for the space of four days,
nearly a south-southeast direction,
and we did pitch our tents again;
and we did call the name of the place Shazer.
And it came to pass that we did take our bows and our arrows,
and go forth into the wilderness to slay food for our families;
and after we had slain food for our families
we did return again to our families in the wilderness,
to the place of Shazer.
—1 Nephi 16:12-14.

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Ensign. “The Netherlands.” Ensign March 2011.
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Jongkees, Johan Paul. “A Netherlands Pioneer.” Ensign, July 1996.
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Jackson, Kent P. “Neum.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Neum, Prophet
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Jackson, Kent P. “‘Never Have I Showed Myself unto Man’: A Suggestion for Understanding Ether 3:15a.” BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (1990): 71.
ID = [10100]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 936  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:12
Brown, Amanda Colleen. “Never Static, Never Simple: One Woman’s Conversations Within the Marginalia of If Truth Were a Child.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 257-266.
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Review of George B. Handley, If Truth Were A Child: Essays, (Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2019), 253 pp. $19.99 (paperback).
Abstract: George B. Handley challenges his readers to reevaluate conventional definitions of truth and the approaches they employ to define their own truths. He argues that the individual quest for truth should include as many available resources as possible, whether those resources are secular or religious. His framework of intellectual and religious experience allows him to discuss truth in the context of literary theory and of the events that shaped his own faith. My review focuses on four themes: balancing experience and learning, balancing the individual and the community, balancing answers and faith, and balancing individual readings of holy texts. Ultimately, Handley’s discussion of those themes gives readers the tools to navigate the current public discourse more effectively, empowering them to look beyond their own perspectives to discover the good in everyone and find balance in their lives.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 2: A New Age of Discovery.” 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.

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Times and Seasons. “New and Interesting Discoveries in South America.” Times and Seasons Vol. 5, no. 22: December 1, 1844.
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Gee, John. “New and Old Light on Shawabtis from Mesoamerica.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 1 (1997).
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Two Egyptian shawabti-figurines, reputedly discovered in Acajutla, El Salvador, in 1914, are likely forgeries. Had they been authentic, they might have helped to establish cultural contact between Egypt and Mesoameria.

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Rosenvall, Lynn A., and David L. Rosenvall. A New Approach to Studying The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Pleasant Grove, UT: The Olive Leaf Foundation, 2017.
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“While considering ways of making the precepts of the Book of Mormon more readily available to the reader, it was concluded it may be possible to isolate by some distinguishing format the doctrinal precepts and at the same time render this rather complex volume of scripture more comprehensible for reading and pondering. The formatting has been enhanced by adding margin indents, two type sizes, and spaces between textual subdivisions.” [Authors]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, editions and translations; Book of Mormon; Scriptures
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Hauglid, Brian M. “A New Approach to the Book of Mormon: The Restored Covenant Edition.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 9-19.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Restored Covenant Edition (1999), by Zarahemla Research Foundation

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Critical Text; Formatting; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Structure; Textual History
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Nibley, Hugh W. “New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study.” A series of articles in Improvement Era in 9 parts running from Nov 1953 through Jul 1954.
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Reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon.
Vividly displays internal and external evidences to test whether the Book of Mormon is or is not a forgery, using the standard scholarly criteria for detecting forged writings. Very insightful comments on methodology for studying the Book of Mormon, evaluating evidence, using newly discovered documents, metal plates, literary criticism, poetry, lower criticism, and history. Also comments on animals, weights and measures, and the use of the Bible in the Book of Mormon.

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Articles

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1: Some Standard Tests.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 56, no. 11 (November 1953): 830–31, 859–62.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
A study of new discoveries that answer questions critics of the Book of Mormon had been using to disprove its authenticity.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 2: Some Standard Tests.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 56, no. 12 (December 1953): 919, 1003.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Discusses forgery throughout religious history and how we might test whether or not Joseph Smith forged the Book of Mormon.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 3.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 1 (January 1954): 30–32, 41.
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This talked about how the dead received baptism.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 4.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 2 (February 1954): 88–89, 125–26.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Looks at circumstancial evidence attending the production of the Book of Mormon and how it suggests that the Book of Mormon is true.

ID = [879]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 18296  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 5.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 3 (March 1954): 148–50, 170.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Discusses the language of the Scrolls, specifically how it is not the language the Jews of the time should have been speaking and writing.

ID = [880]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,nibley  Size: 23098  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 6.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 4 (April 1954): 232–33, 246, 248–50, 252.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Suggests that the author of the Book of Mormon merely wanted people to believe in it and studies what the author might have gained from that.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 5 (May 1954): 308–9, 326, 330.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Addresses the idea that the Book of Mormon may include as many or more Egyptianisms as Hebraisms and suggests that the translation of the Book of Mormon had to have been done by revelation in order for people to believe in its verity.

ID = [882]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 21258  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 8.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 6 (June 1954): 389, 447–48, 450–51.
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The purpose of these articles is to (1) call attention to some of the long-ignored aspects of the Joseph Smith account of Enoch in the book of Moses and in the Inspired Version of Genesis and (2) provide at the same time some of the evidence that establishes the authenticity of that remarkable text. Contemporary learning offered few checks to the imagination of Joseph Smith; the enthusiasm of his followers presented none.

ID = [883]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,nibley  Size: 31835  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Conclusion.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 7 (July 1954): 506–7, 521.
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A conclusion to the New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series.

ID = [884]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 15237  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 3: New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study.” In The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 8. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
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The Book of Mormon is a prophetic book. It was written by prophets and about prophets. It was foreseen by prophets and foresees our day. It was brought forth by prophetic gifts for prophetic purposes. It speaks in a clarion voice of warning to those who would survive the last days. The articles in this volume, brought together under one cover for the first time, approach the Book of Mormon through a variety of prophetic themes. They speak out incisively on such topics as the prophecy of Ezekiel 37, internal and external evidences of the divine origin of the Book of Mormon, literary style in the Book of Mormon, ancient temples and the Book of Mormon, and the Book of Mormon’s teachings for the last days.

ID = [2083]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Metcalfe, Brent Lee, ed. New Approaches to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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Contains articles by several authors: Anthony A. Hutchinson, Dan Vogel, Mark D. Thomas, Melodie Moench Charles, Stan Larson, David P. Wright, Deanne G. Matheny, Edward H. Ashment, and Brent Lee Metcalf. This is a scholarly attempt to “expand appreciation of Mormon scripture through critical analysis” This work is reviewed in G.058, T.338, W.154, B.230, and in S.215.

ID = [78100]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 10  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39

Articles

Hutchinson, Anthony A. “The Word of God is Enough: The Book of Mormon as Nineteenth-Century Scripture.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 1-19. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“My thesis is simple. I will state it as directly as possible for the sake of understanding and discussion. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should confess in faith that the Book of Mormon is the word of God but also abandon claims that it is a historical record of the ancient peoples of the Americas. We should accept that it is a work of scripture inspired by God in the same way that the Bible is inspired, but one that has as its human author Joseph Smith, Jr.” [From Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Bible and; Bible, Joseph Smith’s translation; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon, authorship; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [82117]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Vogel, Dan. “Anti-Universalist Rhetoric in the Book of Mormon.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 21-52. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“That the Book of Mormon claims to be a divinely inspired translation of an ancient American record presents an unusual situation for modern researchers in evaluating and interpreting its contents. But I believe there is a common ground on which Mormon and non-Mormon scholars can discuss the Book of Mormon in its nineteenth-century context without necessarily making conclusions about its historicity.” [From Author]

Keywords: Rhetoric; Non-Mormon churches, Universalists; Book of Mormon, use and influence
ID = [82122]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Thomas, Mark D. “A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 53-80. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“Much contemporary research on the Book of Mormon focuses on historical claims at the expense of understanding the book’s message. A few researchers have suggested setting aside historical claims in order to focus on interpretation. Justification for this is based on the fact that the Book of Mormon presents a universal, providential history that transcends any particular history and points to a universal path of personal and social salvation. Yet the book’s message finds expression in an idiom that cannot be fully interpreted outside of history. All literature to a greater or lesser degree is attached to history. Therefore there needs to be some mediation between textual interpretation and historical setting.” [From Author]

Keywords: Doctrinal history, sacrament; Rhetoric; Book of Mormon, textual criticism
ID = [82121]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Charles, Melodie Moench. “Book of Mormon Christology.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 81-114. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“Members of this Sunday school class, like many other Mormons, presumed that the beliefs, religious practices, mindset, and cultural understanding of Book of Mormon personalities were very similar to their own. This presumption is understandable. Mormonism claims to be a restoration of the church Jesus established in the New Testament, [p.82] and it claims that this New Testament church taught the same Christian gospel that Adam and Noah knew and taught (Moses 5: 6-15; 8: 19-24). Some Mormons teach that righteous people at all times are inspired by God with correct religious knowledge: therefore Abinadi’s religious knowledge must match our own regardless of what his words say.” [From Author]

Keywords: Doctrinal history, Jesus Christ; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon, textual development; Comparative religion, Protestantism
ID = [82116]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Larson, Stan. “The Historicity of the Matthean Sermon on the Mount in 3 Nephi.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 115-64. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
ID = [82124]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Wright, David P. “’In Plain Terms that We May Understand’: Joseph Smith’s Transformation of Hebrews in Alma 12-13.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 165-229. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“The most notable literary products of Joseph Smith’s relatively short life were his ancient scriptures: the Book of Mormon, his revision of the Bible (JSR; portions of which are in the Pearl of Great Price), and the Book of Abraham.1 These were put forward as records of ancient peoples, restoring or revealing ideas, histories, covenants, and ordinances lost to humanity or “hidden up” to come forth in the last days. Mormon tradition at the beginning accepted these works as ancient, and today great reservation is shown in traditional circles to suggestions otherwise. Nevertheless, some studies in recent years have been making it clearer that these works are not ancient but recent compositions set pseudonymously or pseudepigraphically in the past.2 In [p.166] my view these studies are on the right track, and in what follows I would like to add to the evidence for this view. Specifically I will show that Alma chapters 12-13, traditionally dated to about 82 B.C., depend in part on the New Testament epistle to the Hebrews, dated by critical scholars to the last third of the first century C.E. The dependence of Alma 12-13 on Hebrews thus constitutes an anachronism and indicates that the chapters are a composition of Joseph Smith.” [From Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Bible and; Priesthood, Melchizedek; Bible, Joseph Smith’s translation; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon, textual development; Smith, Joseph, Jr., Bible and
ID = [82123]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Kunich, John C. “Multiply Exceedingly: Book of Mormon Population Sizes.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 231-267. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“In this essay I examine one possible problem in current LDS interpretations of the Book of Mormon. In the context of today’s much-publicized population explosion and from the perspective of an era accustomed to miracles in medicine, technology, nutrition, and transportation, I believe we have overlooked a fundamental difficulty in Book of Mormon population sizes. Assuming that Book of Mormon people were like us, we have accepted that the multitudes of Nephites and Lamanites reported in Mormon scripture sprang from two small bands of Palestinian emigrants, since they had hundreds of years in which to “multiply exceedingly.” However, an understanding of historical demography may challenge this traditional interpretation.” [From Author]

Keywords: Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Demographic and statistical studies; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [82118]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Matheny, Deanne G. “Does the Shoe Fit?: A Critique of the Limited Tehuantepec Geography.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 269-328. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“Travel companies boldly offer tours of “Book of Mormon Lands,” and books abound purporting evidence for Book of Mormon peoples or for the appearance of the resurrected Jesus in the New World. Such are only the latest manifestations of the legitimate interest in, and speculation about, the location of the Book of Mormon civilizations. Like their predecessors, most of the recent volumes represent sincere but flawed attempts to weave together unrelated bits and pieces of information from the New World and the Old, usually unconnected to each other in space or time.” [ From Author]

Keywords: Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Sorenson, John L.; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon
ID = [82119]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Ashment, Edward H. “’A Record in the Language of My Father’: Evidence of Ancient Egyptian and Hebrew in the Book of Mormon.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 329-393. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“Given its unique claims, the following become relevant questions for investigation: Is the Book of Mormon a translation of ancient records written in Egyptian and “reformed” Egyptian language or characters? Are there “wordprints” of the various orators and authors which the book introduces? Can traces of the original language(s) be found in the “literal” English translation: “Hebraisms” and “Egyptianisms”? Answers to such questions are crucial in the face of increasingly numerous [p.331] apologetic claims about how the Book of Mormon was produced and the historicity of its contents. This essay examines evidence of ancient Egyptian or Hebrew in the Book of Mormon, discussing first the claims made in the book itself, then those made by Joseph Smith and his associates, and finally those made by modern apologists.” [ From Auhtor]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Egyptian and; Book of Commandments; Book of Mormon, Anthon transcript; Book of Mormon, Hebrew and; Book of Mormon, authorship; Apologetics
ID = [82115]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Metcalfe, Brent Lee. “The Priority of Mosiah: A Prelude to Book of Mormon Exegesis.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 395-444. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“‘”Oh, my God!’ said Joseph, clinching his hands. ‘All is lost! all is lost! What shall I do? I have sinned—it is I who tempted the wrath of God’” (L. Smith 1853, 121). Such was Joseph Smith’s anguish when he learned that the text of his recently dictated Book of Lehi, totaling some 116 pages,1 had been stolen. Book of Mormon students have only recently begun to appreciate the effect this event had on the subsequent development of the Book of Mormon.” [From Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon, textual criticism; Book of Mormon, Lost 116 pages; Book of Mormon, authorship
ID = [82120]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Nibley, Hugh W. “New Approaches to the Book of Mormon Study.” Improvement Era 56, no. 11 - 57, no. 7 (November 1953-July 1954): 830-31, 859-62, 919, 1003, 30-32, 41, 88-89, 125-26, 148-50, 170, 232-33, 246, 248-50, 252, 308-9, 326, 330, 389, 447-48, 450-51, 506-7, 521.
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Reprinted in CWHN 8:54-126. Vividly displays internal and external evidences to test whether the Book of Mormon is or is not a forgery, using the standard scholarly criteria for detecting forged writings. Very insightful comments on methodology for studying the Book of Mormon, evaluating evidence, using newly discovered documents, metal plates, literary criticism, poetry, lower criticism, and history. Also comments on animals, weights and measures, and the use of the Bible in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81281]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Clark, John E. “A New Artistic Rendering of Izapa Stela 5: A Step toward Improved Interpretation.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 1 (1999): 22-33, 77.
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Aided by creative techniques, Ajáx Moreno carefully prepared more accurate, detailed renderings of the Izapa monuments, including Stela 5, with its complex scenes of gods and other supernatural creatures, royalty, animals invested with mythic and value symbolism, and mortals. The author raises relevant questions about reconciling Jakeman’s view with the new drawing: Are there Old World connections? Can Izapa be viewed as a Book of Mormon city? Did the Nephites know of Lehi’s dream? Are there name glyphs on the stela? The scene, if it does not depict Lehi’s dream, fits clearly in Mesoamerican art in theme, style, technical execution, and meaning. The basic theme of Stela 5 may be the king as intercessor with the gods on behalf of his people.

Keywords: Dream; Izapa; Izapa Stela 5; Lehi (Prophet); Mesoamerica; Nephite; Stela 5; Tree of Life; Vision
ID = [2993]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 43347  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Broadhurst, Dale R. A New Basis for the Spaulding Theory. Delaware, Ohio: Methodist Theological School in Ohio, March 1981.
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A significant collection of data on the Spaulding manuscript. Asserts that there are many resemblances between the Spaulding manuscript and the Book of Mormon. Gives a history of the Spaulding manuscript itself, and a useful bibliography of sources dealing with this theory of Book of Mormon origins.

ID = [77433]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Broadhurst, Dale R. “A New Basis for the Spaulding Theory: Parallels of Theme and Vocabulary in the Book of Mormon and the Spaulding Manuscript.” Spaulding Research Project Working Paper No. 10, Revision 2. Delaware, Ohio: Methodist Theological School, 1981.
ID = [77178]  Status = Type = article  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Interpreter Foundation. “New Blog: Ether’s Cave.” The Interpreter Foundation website. June 18, 2013.
ID = [5694]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-06-18  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 201  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:07
“New Book Compiles Scholarship on Oliver Cowdery.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).
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In conjunction with the recent BYU symposium “Oliver Cowdery: Restoration Witness, Second Elder,” the Maxwell Institute has published Oliver Cowdery: Scribe, Elder, Witness, edited by John W. Welch and Larry E. Morris. This book includes 17 important articles previously published by BYU Studies or FARMS and covers virtually all periods of Oliver Cowdery’s life.

Keywords: BYU Studies; FARMS; Oliver Cowdery; Book of Mormon
ID = [66828]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“New Book Enriches NT Study.” Insights 22, no. 7 (2002).
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A new book from FARMS offers a world of information about the New Testament and its background. Charting the New Testament contains scores of charts, tables, and graphs, each with helpful explanatory and reference materials in a reader-friendly format. Covering a wide array of topics-from the ancient Jewish setting of the New Testament and the world of the Greeks and Romans in which the activities of Jesus and his apostles took place to detailed analysis of the scriptural text itself-the book offers an extensive overview of matters doctrinal, literary, and historical. A companion volume to Charting the Book of Mormon, this handy resource is designed with both the student and the teacher in mind.

Keywords: New Testament; BYU; Book of Mormon; background
ID = [66686]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-07  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“New Book Examines Trials in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).
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John W. Welch has studied two main topics throughout his career: the law and the Book of Mormon. Welch, a professor of law at Brigham Young University and the founder of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, has now prepared the culminating volume of decades of research into the trials and other legal procedures in the Book of Mormon. The Maxwell Institute is pleased to announce its publication as The Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; BYU; Bible; texts
ID = [66892]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
“New Book Features Scholarship on Tree of Life.” Insights 31, no. 2 (2011).
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The tree of life, an ancient and richly evocative symbol found in sacred art, architecture, and literature throughout the world, is the intriguing subject of a new book published by the Maxwell Institute and Deseret Book: The Tree of Life: From Eden to Eternity, edited by BYU professors John W. Welch and Donald W. Parry.

Keywords: tree of life; art; architecture; BYU
ID = [66974]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Sjodahl, Janne M. “New Book of Mormon Evidences.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 96, no. 20 (17 May 1934): 305-7.
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Explores geographical/historical/archaeological implications of Lehi’s journey out of Jerusalem. Says hostile Arabs prevented a journey through inhabited areas.

ID = [81435]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1934-05-17  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Interpreter Foundation. “New Book of Mormon Study Resource.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 15, 2012.
ID = [5634]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2012-10-15  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 392  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:06
“New Book Offers Views of Jerusalem as Lehi Knew It.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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Nephi and his brothers referred to Jerusalem as “that great city” (1 Nephi 2:13). Their opposing views about it became a point of contention that tore Lehi’s family in two, and their memories of it influenced the cultural perspective of their descendants in the New World for dozens of generations. The people known as Lamanites longed after it as a lost paradise and named one of their lands of settlement in its honor (Alma 21:1). Among the Nephites it exemplified the dire consequences of unbelief (Helaman 8:20). But what was the Jerusalem of Lehi’s day really like?

Keywords: Nephi; Lamanites; Jerusalem; anthology; Bible
ID = [66726]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Potter, George D. “A New Candidate in Arabia for the Valley of Lemuel.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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The author serendipitously discovered a stream east of the Gulf of Aqaba that seems to share the physical features of Lehi’s “river of water” that “emptied into the Red Sea” and was “continually running.” The river Laman ran through the valley of Lemuel, described as “firm, steadfast, and immovable.” The stream and the canyon seem to fulfill the conditions of the river of Laman and the valley of Lemuel.

ID = [2998]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 26060  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Gardner, Brant A. “A New Chronicler in the Old Style.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): 13-22.
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Review of David G. Calderwood. Voices from the Dust: New Insights into Ancient America.

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; South America
ID = [552]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 20641  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Snell, James. “The New Covenant.” N.p.: n.d.
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At about the time Lehi left Jerusalem, Jeremiah propheised that a new covenant would be given to Israel. Discusses the “new covenant” between Lehi and the Lord and the restoration of that covenant in the latter days.

ID = [78604]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Weldon, Roy E. “A New Day Dawns for the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 104 (8 April 1957): 317-19, 330.
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Weldon asks for Book of Mormon research assistants to assist with archaeological research and investigations about Hebraisms and other Book of Mormon topics. The monumental effort of gathering Book of Mormon evidence is one that requires many contributors.

ID = [78902]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1957-04-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Ensign. “New Developments in Book of Mormon Research.” Ensign February 1988.
ID = [48435]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 21879  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:04
“New Director Appointed for the Willes Center and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.” Insights 28, no. 4 (2008).
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Recently the Brigham Young University administration announced the appointment of Professor Paul Y. Hoskisson as the new director of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies at the Maxwell Institute, effective September 1. Professor S. Kent Brown, who previously headed up these operations, retired from the university at the end of August.

Keywords: BYU; Book of Mormon Studies; scripture
ID = [66898]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
“New Documentary Focuses on New World.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).
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Journey of Faith: The New World premiered to large audiences at BYU Education Week in a sneak preview. S. Kent Brown, director of the newly formed Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and one of the lead historical consultants on the documentary, and Peter N. Johnson, director, hosted the premier. A number of people returned for a second viewing because of the sweep of information in the film. “Packing a long history into 80 or 90 minutes of film presented a huge challenge to the filmmakers,” Johnson said. The new film enjoys the sponsorship of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship and the Willes Center.

Keywords: BYU; education week; Book of Mormon; documentary
ID = [66864]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
“New Documentary to Premier at Education Week.” Insights 27, no. 3 (2007).
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Journey of Faith: The New World, a new Maxwell Institute documentary, is set to premier at BYU Campus Education Week in August. The Maxwell Institute has again teamed with award-winning Latter-day Saint filmmaker Peter Johnson to produce a documentary that will explore the Book of Mormon in the New World.

Keywords: education; documentary; BYU; fil; scholarship
ID = [66851]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Ensign. “New Donations Slip Lists Fund for Book of Mormon.” Ensign March 1991.
ID = [49929]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1867  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:17
Heater, Shirley R., and Mary Lee Treat. “A New Edition of the Book of Mormon: A Compared, Corrected Text in Poetry-Like Format.” Zarahemla Record 50 (August 1990): 1.
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Reports on the progress of publishing a new edition of the Book of Mormon and asks for financial assistance from the reader.

ID = [78903]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Heater, Shirley R., and Mary Lee Treat. “A New Edition of the Book of Morrnon: A Compared, Corrected Text in Poetry-Like Format.” Zarahemla Record 52 (December 1990): 1.
ID = [78904]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Petersen, Mark E. “New Evidence for the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 65, no. 6 (1962): 456-459.
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This article cites the studies of numerous scientists and anthropologists (especially Thor Heyerdahl) that seem to confirm the general LDS belief that Polynesians migrated from the Americas.

Keywords: Anthropology, External Evidence, Polynesia, Transoceanic Contact, Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [76760]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Sorenson, John L. “New Evidence of Migration of Biblical People to the New World.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 21 (2 July 1954).
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Current research shows many parallels in the use of incense in Old and New World religious rituals, and a connection is seen in the use of “seer stones”

ID = [79893]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1954-07-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Weldon, Roy E. “New Evidence on the Urim and Thummim.” Saints’ Herald 101 (6 September 1954): 861-63.
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Likens Mayan “sac-tuns” or holy stones used for prophecy to the Urim and Thummim, and sees the sac-tuns as evidence for the manner in which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. These are evidence that true seer stones spoken of in the Book of Mormon existed. Joseph Smith translated the plates using a word-for-word translation using these precious instruments of the Lord.

ID = [79894]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1954-09-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
McDonald, Andrew J. “New Evidences for Old?: Buyer Beware.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 101-117.
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Review of New Evidences of Christ in Ancient America (1999), by Blaine M. Yorgason, Bruce W. Warren, and Harold Brown

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Evidence; Mesoamerica
ID = [362]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 39550  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Reynolds, Noel B. “New Evidences of the Book of Mormon.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, December 2, 1999.
ID = [71111]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1999-12-02  Collections:  bom,byuh-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Crowell, Angela M. “New Findings From Scrolls: Scholars Gathered to Share Research.” Zarahemla Record 66 (March/April 1993): 1-3.
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After attending a conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls the author suggests that the Dead Sea Scrolls are some of the other books mentioned in 1 Nephi 13:38-41.

ID = [79895]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Black, James. New Forms of the Old Faith. London: Nelson, 1948.
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In some twenty pages (pages 240-61) of this polemical work the author discounts the Spaulding Theory on the grounds that the Manuscript Found has little resemblance to the Book of Mormon. Unable to accept Joseph Smith’s own claims, the author favors Woodbridge Riley’s environmental-psychological hypothesis as the best explanation for the Book of Mormon. He notes alleged modernisms and anachronisms in the book such as the use of New Testament and King James language, Westminster Confession of faith, Shakespeare, pre-Columbian domesticated animals, and the proposition of new and continual revelation.

ID = [78101]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1948-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
“New General Fund Will Provide More Copies of Book of Mormon.” Church News 60 (29 December 1990): 3.
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By having the Book of Mormon fund included with the tithing and fast offering slip, the First Presidency hopes to increase donations for the Book of Mormon fund.

ID = [79896]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1990-12-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
A New Heresy Entitled “The Mormonites,” and by Themselves, “The Latter-day Saints”. London, Central Tract Depot.: Wertheimer and Co.
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This pamphlet purports that Spaulding was the original author of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77434]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
The New Heresy!! An Exposure of Mormonism Shewing Its Origin, Absurdity and Impiety. Dunstable: Harper Twelvetrees, 1850?.
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This pamphlet, written as a conversation between “James Anxious” and his “cousin Henry,” discusses the Book of Mormon and refutes the validity of the story by asserting that the book was written by Rev. Solomon Spaulding. Questions the Liahona, the Urim and Thummim, and the New and Everlasting Covenant.

ID = [78605]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1850-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
“New Home in the Promised Land.” Friend 11 (July 1981): 21-22.
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For children, cartoon story of the animosity that Laman and Lemuel felt toward Nephi, and Nephi’s need to leave and find a new home after Lehi’s death. Depicts the way the records were kept by Lehi, Nephi, Jacob, and Enos.

ID = [79897]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
“A New Home in the Promised Land.” Friend 20 (January 1990): 20-21.
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An illustrated story for children about the Nephites and Lamanites after they arrived at the promised land.

ID = [78905]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Smith, Robert F. “New Information about Mulek, Son of the King.” 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: Destruction of Jerusalem; Language - Hebrew; Mulek (Son of King Zedekiah)
ID = [66483]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Lea, Leonard J. “New Information about Old American Civilization.” Saints’ Herald 76 (28 August 1929): 1047-48.
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Quotes several passages from A. Hyatt Verrill, Old Civilizations of the New World wherein Verrill writes that archaeology does not reveal a primitive culture that gradually evolved to a higher state. Verrill wonders at the technological abilities of the ancient Americans and maintains that they probably used steel. Evidence of the wheel is presented and a discovery of Greek- and Phoenician-inscribed pottery near the Amazon. These evidences support the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79898]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-08-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Treat, Raymond C. “A New Insight: Why Joseph?” Zarahemla Record 58 (December 1991): 1, 4.
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The writers of the Book of Mormon emphasized that Lehi was a descendant of Joseph because they knew that the tribe of Joseph would be the means of saving the rest of the house of Israel in the last days. Those of the lineage of Ephraim and Manasseh will work together as the tribe of Joseph in the last days.

ID = [78906]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Grant, Heber J., Anthon H. Lund, and Charles W. Penrose. “New Issue of the Book of Mormon.” Relief Society Magazine 8 (February 1921): 96-97.
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An official announcement regarding a new edition of the Book of Mormon, having a new print type, two columns, chapter headings, book and chapter designations, footnote reference revisions, a synopsis of the chapters, a pronouncing vocabulary, and an index.

ID = [79899]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1921-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Grant, Heber J., Anthon H. Lund, and Charles W. Penrose. “New Issue of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 24, no. 4 (1921): 352-354.
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This article is an official announcement regarding a new edition of the Book of Mormon, having a new print type, two columns, chapter headings, book and chapter designations, footnote reference revisions, a synopsis of the chapters, a pronouncing vocabulary, and an index.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Formatting, Scripture Study, Study Helps
ID = [76982]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1921-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Grant, Heber J., Anthon H. Lund, and Charles W. Penrose. “New Issue of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 24 (February 1921): 252-53.
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An official announcement regarding a new edition of the Book of Mormon, having a new print type, two columns, chapter headings, book and chapter designations, footnote reference revisions, a synopsis of the chapters, a pronouncing vocabulary, and an index.

ID = [78812]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1921-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Interpreter Foundation. “New Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture Released.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 14, 2012.
ID = [5648]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2012-12-14  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 669  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:06
“New JST Electronic Library Offers Added Features.” Insights 31, no. 2 (2011).
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Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible: Electronic Library brings together a wealth of information and recent scholarship on Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible. The electronic library, produced by the Religious Studies Center and the Maxwell Institute, also includes high-resolution images of every page of the original manuscripts, images and transcriptions of the earliest copies made from those manuscripts, and a collection of recently published studies based on the manuscripts. A short introductory essay precedes each manuscript. This collection also includes the entire 851-page book Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts, edited by Scott H. Faulring, Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews.

Keywords: translation; Bible; scholarship; Joseph Smith
ID = [66975]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
“New Leather Case for Original Manuscript.” Church News 42 (27 May 1972): 5.
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Announcing a new leather case made to hold the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon. Includes a history of the original manuscript.

ID = [79900]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1972-05-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Sorenson, John L. “New Light.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).
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The Smithsonian statement about the Book of Mormon has been revised to indicate that the “Book of Mormon is a religious document and not a scientific guide.” James E. Talmage correctly identified various Michigan relics as fraudulent.

ID = [2986]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 8408  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Recent genetic studies indicate that Polynesians were connected to ancient America. Careful reading of native sources led European scholar Michel Graulich to conclude that pre-Columbian Americans held beliefs that may arise out of the Christian tradition. Whether he or those he opposes are correct, the caution to allow more than one interpretative stance remains appropriate. Interpretations of scriptural history are possibly “contingent upon the theoretical inclinations” of the investigators. The historical process of the Anufo people of the Ivory Coast territory suggests how “robbers” or “secret societies” could have grown to be players on the sociopolitical scene in Mesoamerica.

ID = [3033]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1558  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Richardson Benedict Gill’s book The Great Maya Droughts: Water, Life, and Death provides substantial evidence of the natural physical events that occurred in Mesoamerica. These events are comparable to events recorded in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3063]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 16332  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Brown, S. Kent. “New Light from Arabia on Lehi’s Trail.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 55-125. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Adversity; Arabia; Architecture; Bountiful (Old World); Dream; Incense Trail; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Metal Plates; Metallurgy; Nahom; Recordkeeping; Sacrifice; Tree of Life; Vision; Wilderness
ID = [75591]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 126129  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Hills, Louis Edward. New Light on American Archaeology. Independence, MO: Lambert Moon, 1924.
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Discusses the origin of the early inhabitants of America, Jaredite movements, the Mulekite migration, archaeological evidences that support the Book of Mormon, Jesus Christ among the ancient Americas, stories of Quetzalcoatl, and possible Book of Mormon lands and sites.

ID = [78102]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1924-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Dickinson, Ellen E. New Light on Mormonism. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1885.
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A polemical work on Mormonism. Pages 237-67 contain numerous affidavits relative to the Spaulding hypothesis.

ID = [78103]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1885-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Linn, William Alexander. “New Light on Mormonism.” The World Today 3 (September 1902): 1828-32.
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Sidney Rigdon placed a manuscript in Smith’s hands to proclaim as the Book of Mormon. This conspiracy was contrived by Rigdon and the manuscript was a revised edition of Solomon Spaulding’s manuscript.

ID = [79901]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1902-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Read, Nicholas, Jae R. Ballif, John W. Welch, William E. Evenson, Kathleen Gee, and Matthew P. Roper. “New Light on the Shining Stones of the Jaredites.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 253-255. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Geology
ID = [75696]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Brown, S. Kent. “New Light: Nahom and the Eastward Turn.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 1 (2003).
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The account of the journey of Lehi’s family through the wilderness mentions one local name, Nahom, where Ishmael was buried. The discovery of the tribal name NHM on three altars from the seventh and sixth centuries BC provides a likely location for that stopping point on their trip. This site is located at the bend of the incense trail that went in the opposite direction of Lehi’s group—westward to NHM and then turning northward.

ID = [3119]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7555  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light: Sunken Ruin Off Cuba.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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Reports of an underwater city off the island of Cuba have caused many Latter-day Saints to believe that the city is a remnant of a Book of Mormon city. However, archaeologists have not found any reason to support that idea.

ID = [3076]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 2753  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Hardy, Grant R. “New Light: The Book of Mormon as a Written (Literary) Artifact.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 2 (2003): 107-109, 118.
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Hardy hypothesizes that the misplacement of Alma 13:16 (which, he proposes, actually belongs three verses earlier) is an example of a mistake in handwriting and copying known as homoeoteleuton.

Keywords: Alma the Younger; Homoeoteleuton; Literary; Literature
ID = [3133]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 18848  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light: The Queen of Sheba, Skyscraper Architecture, and Lehi’s Dream.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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The Book of Mormon prophet Lehi received a vision commonly referred to as the tree of life. Within that vision, he observes a building that he describes as “strange.” A possible reason Lehi labels it this way is that the architecture of the building was dissimilar to the architecture popular in Jerusalem at the time. The building in Lehi’s dream was plausibly structured similar to the buildings found in south Arabia during Lehi’s time. By studying the architectural styles of Jerusalem and south Arabia, one can better evaluate and understand the vision of the tree of life.

ID = [3094]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 8809  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Berrett, LaMar C. “New Light: The So-Called Lehi Cave.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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Berrett discusses point by point reasons why an ancient burial complex at Khirbet Beit Lei, sometimes called “Lehi’s cave,” is unlikely to have Book of Mormon connections. Brown describes a carved altar inscribed to the tribe Nihm discovered in the southwest Arabian peninsula (Yemen)—this location may be the place Nahom where Nephi’s father-in-law, Ishmael, was buried, according to the Book of Mormon record. The characters on the Anthon transcript reportedly taken by Martin Harris to New York to show to Professor Charles Anthon bear resemblance to characters on two Mexican seals made of baked clay. Szink identifies another possible Semitic source for the name Alma in the tablets of Ebla uncovered in Syria.

ID = [2999]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 34860  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Cowan, Richard O. “A New Meaning of ‘Restoration’” 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 = [36788]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 28945  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
“New Nibley Volume Explores the Book of Abraham.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).
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An Approach to the Book of Abraham, volume 18 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, is now avail­ able. This volume contains Nibley’s early work on the Book of Abraham and the Joseph Smith Papyri and is his closest look at Facsimile 1 of the Book of Abraham. In chapter 5, Nibley is at his best as he has Mr. Jones, the curator, conduct Dick and Jane through an imaginary museum in which the most important lion­couch scenes have all been gathered together in a single hall. Mr. Jones possesses a hand­ book that tells him all. In a conversational manner, he discusses the various figures of Facsimile 1, call­ing upon the best Egyptological knowledge of the time to explain their importance and setting.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; museum; volume; essays
ID = [66916]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-02  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Kirkham, Francis W. “New Proof Martin Harris Aided Joseph Smith.” Deseret News Church Section (19 September 1936): 1, 8.
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Presents evidence that Martin Harris “mortgaged his farm for $3,000 to pay for the printing of the first edition” of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79902]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1936-09-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Godfrey, Kenneth W. “A New Prophet and a New Scripture: The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, January 1988.
ID = [48396]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 25730  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:04
Midgley, Louis C. “New Reader’s Edition of the Book of Mormon.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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With the recent publication of The Book of Mormon: A Reader‘s Edition, Grant Hardy has provided the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a remarkable new version of their founding text. Although Hardy gears his book to a broad readership, those who truly love the Book of Mormon, seek to be serious students of it, or both will find A Reader’s Edition well worth owning. Why? Because in this edition the text is displayed not in verse format but in discrete, sub-headed sections of greater length with ease of reading the end in view.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; scripture; translation; history
ID = [66729]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
H., J. M. “New Records.” Church News 45 (4 January 1975): 15.
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“Hallowed Journey” is a dramatic recreation of Lehi’s journey to the promised land.

ID = [79903]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1975-01-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Rhodes, Richard D., and Michael D. Draper. New Rendition: Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2019.
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The New Rendition of the book First Corinthians provides a modern English translation of the Greek text while remaining true to Paul’s intent. This translation is excerpted from Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians by Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes. This new version clarifies many previously vague or misunderstood passages and enlightens the text for today’s readers. This epistle is particularly interesting and important to faithful Christians interested in the Apostle Paul’s testimonies of knowledge, revelation, purity, gifts of the spirit, the sacrament, charity, the resurrection, baptism for the dead, heavenly glory, and many other topics crucial to the life of righteousness. This Rendition is part of the BYU New Testament Commentary series. This scholarly project aims to create a faithful modern English translation together with a full, in-depth, carefully researched Latter-day Saint commentary for each book on the New Testament. More of the New Rendition and commentary volumes will be added in coming months and years. As of 2019, volumes have been published on Mark, Luke, First Corinthians, and Revelation.

ID = [75309]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,new-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Rhodes, Michael D., and Richard D. Draper. New Rendition: The Epistle to the Hebrews. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2019.
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The rendering of the Greek text of the Epistle to the Hebrews into modern English presents a flowing and easily understood translation of one of the most beautiful biblical studies of the nature and ministry of Christ. The English rendering comes from an extensive and excellent Commentary entitled The Epistle to the Hebrews by Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes forthcoming in 2019. This translation seeks to correct one of the major problems the King James translators were unable to overcome. These men were classists and knew well the power and beauty of the Attic prose of Plato and Aristotle. Unfortunately, “the rubbed down and difficult Greek” of the New Testament era held a number of mysteries they were unable to solve. This left a number of passages, especially in the dense and difficult writings of the epistles, very hard to understand in their translation. In this new rendering of the Greek text, the current translators have attempted to present the true sense of the New Testament writings as faithfully and clearly as possible in modern English. It strives to balance the esoteric details of a text with the importance of communicating the breadth of its meaning as clearly as possible to English readers. Sometimes grammatical and syntactical forms that make good sense in Greek seem stilted, odd, and even weird when translated word for word into English. The translators’ purpose has been to render the Greek in such a way that an educated reader could readily understand its meaning. They have consistently tried to avoid an overly “literal” translation, which would likely obscure original intents. They have, therefore, followed Bruce Metzger’s dictum to be “as literal as possible, but as free as necessary” in order to communicate to the English reader the meaning of the text. This Rendition is part of the BYU New Testament Commentary series. This scholarly project aims to create a faithful modern English translation together with a full, in-depth, carefully researched Latter-day Saint commentary for each book on the New Testament. As of 2019, volumes have been published on Mark, Luke, First Corinthians, and Revelation. More of the New Rendition and commentary volumes will be added in coming months and years.

ID = [75311]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,new-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Smith, Julie M. New Rendition: The Gospel according to Mark. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2019.
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The New Rendition of the Gospel of Mark provides a modern English translation of Mark’s earliest known Greek texts. It is excerpted from The Gospel according to Mark by Julie M. Smith. There is no such thing as perfect translation, even theoretically. This Rendition reflects Julie Smith’s deliberate choice to translate as literally as possible in order to aid the reader in appreciating the literary features of Mark’s text. These include purposeful repetitions, awkward constructions, intentional word choices, and similar features. One exception to the principle of strictly literal translation is that the Greek idioms in Mark are translated with comparable English idioms. A second exception is for culturally specific expressions. For example, “the fourth watch” is translated as “when night was ending,” and “over three hundred denarii” is rendered as “over a year’s wages.” But aside from these two exceptions, the quest for authentic literalism is the overriding concern—even at the cost of smoothness and elegance. There is no doubt that this Rendition will strike the reader as infelicitous at first. But hewing closely to the source text outweighs, in this context, the benefits of attempting to improve the source. This New Rendition will sound a little foreign to LDS readers accustomed to the distinctive register of the King James Version—which strikes the modern reader as elegant, formal, and magisterial. But because the New Rendition more closely reflects the original tone of Mark’s text, readers soon experience this dynamic Gospel more as it would have sounded to a first-century audience: not antiquated, lofty, or reverent but rather common, plain, and impressive. This Rendition is part of the BYU New Testament Commentary series. This scholarly project aims to create a faithful modern English translation together with a full, in-depth, carefully researched commentary for each book on the New Testament. More of the New Rendition and commentary volumes will be added in coming months and years. As of 2019, volumes have been published on Mark, Luke, First Corinthians, and Revelation.

ID = [75312]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,new-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Rhodes, Michael D., and Richard D. Draper. New Rendition: The Revelation of John the Apostle. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2019.
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The New Rendition of the book of Revelation provides a modern English translation of the Greek text while remaining true to the Apostle John’s intent. This translation is excerpted from The Revelation of John the Apostle by Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes. The text of Revelation in the King James Version seems oblique and in some cases inexplicable, but this New Rendition clarifies many misunderstood or misinterpreted passages and helps make John’s powerful testimony more understandable and applicable to the modern disciple. The authors have studied, taught, and published scholarly works on the book of Revelation for decades and aim to make the text accessible with this version. Insights into the meaning of this grand apocalyptic book are drawn from early Christian perspectives, Latter-day Saint scriptures, and a panoply of references to churches, angels, trumpets, seals, signs, beasts, and elders leading to the great marriage supper of the Lamb of God and the establishment of the celestial New Jerusalem. This Rendition is part of the BYU New Testament Commentary series. This scholarly project aims to create a faithful modern English translation together with a full, in-depth, carefully researched Latter-day Saint commentary for each book on the New Testament. More of the New Rendition and commentary volumes will be added in coming months and years. As of 2019, volumes have been published on Mark, Luke, First Corinthians, and Revelation.

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Huntsman, Eric D., and S. Kent Brown. New Rendition: The Testimony of Luke. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2019.
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The New Rendition of the Gospel of Luke provides a modern English translation of Luke’s Greek text. It is excerpted from The Testimony of Luke by S. Kent Brown. This Rendition was created mainly by Eric D. Huntsman. Luke lays claim to writing more than any other New Testament author. With his Gospel and Book of Acts, this second-generation Christian’s portrait of the world out of which Jesus and his church arose is beyond measure. Here, readers will discover a newly opened window into the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, offering a welcoming vista warmed by the presence of the caring and compassionate Son of God and graced by the personalities, stories (especially of women), and parables (such as the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son) that only Luke has preserved. This Rendition is part of the BYU New Testament Commentary series. This scholarly project aims to create a faithful modern English translation together with a full, in-depth, carefully researched Latter-day Saint commentary for each book on the New Testament. More of the New Rendition and commentary volumes will be added in coming months and years. As of the beginning of 2019, volumes have been published on Mark, Luke, First Corinthians, and Revelation.

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“The New Scripture.” Relief Society Magazine 15 (January, February 1928): 46-48, 104-6.
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Three lesson outlines for Relief Society that focus on the prophecies concerning the Book of Mormon, its guardian messenger and his mission, the Urim and Thummim, and the method of translation.

ID = [80579]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1928-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Pack, Frederick J. “A New Scripture.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 98, no. 28 (9 July 1936): 434-36.
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Gives logical evidences that support the Book of Mormon, including the short amount of time it took Joseph Smith to translate the Book of Mormon, the Three Witnesses testified of it’s truth to their dying day, archaeological discoveries, and more.

ID = [81444]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1936-07-09  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
“New Series Launched with Book on DNA Research.” Insights 28, no. 1 (2008).
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In the last few years, the topic of how DNA research fits in with the text of the Book of Mormon has become increasingly divisive. On the one hand, critics of the Church seize on recent DNA studies to claim that Native Americans are descended from Asian, not Middle Eastern, ancestors. On the other hand, faithful LDS scholars, including some of the most respected DNA researchers in the country, say the data from recent research is insufficient to deny or confirm the claims of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: DNA; research; Book of Mormon; articles; studies
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First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “New Spanish Book of Mormon Has Study Helps.” Church News 63 (13 March 1993): 4.
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Announcement of a new Spanish-language Book of Mormon that includes study helps, chapter headings, footnotes, and an index.

ID = [79904]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1993-03-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Weldon, Roy E. “A New Star Did Appear.” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 71 (Winter 1990): 5-7.
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Discusses the sophistication of Mayan astronomy to show that the ancient inhabitants of the Americas would have noticed the appearance of a new star at Christ’s birth.

ID = [78907]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Thomas, Janet. “New Summer Friends.” New Era 23 (June 1993): 32-35.
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High school “Students Trying Out Moroni’s Promise” (S.T.O.M.P.) read the Book of Mormon during the summer to gain a testimony.

ID = [79905]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Sorenson, John L. “New Technology and Ancient Voyages.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 177-179. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Shipbuilding; Voyages
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Wayment, Thomas A. The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
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This new translation from the best available Greek manuscripts renders the New Testament text into modern English and is sensitive to Latter-day Saint beliefs and practices. This translation is readable and accessible for a wide range of readers. The original paragraph structure of the New Testament is restored and highlights features such as quotations, hymns, and poetic passages. New and extensive notes provide alternative translations, commentary on variant manuscript traditions, and historical insights. Where applicable, the Joseph Smith Translation has been included. The notes contain the most complete list of cross-references to New Testament passages in the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants that has ever been assembled. Brigham Young said, “If [the Bible] be translated incorrectly, and there is a scholar on the earth who professes to be a Christian, and he can translate it any better than King James’s translators did it, he is under obligation to do so, or the curse is upon him. If I understood Greek and Hebrew as some may profess to do, and I knew the Bible was not correctly translated, I should feel myself bound by the law of justice to the inhabitants of the earth to translate that which is incorrect and give it just as it was spoken anciently. Is that proper? Yes, I would be under obligation.” Check out these podcasts about this book: Latter-day Saint MissionCast podcast LDS Perspectives podcast, and the Cultural Hall podcast. Here is a BYU Universe article: BYU Professor Publishes Modern Translation of The New Testament and a fascinating audio podcast entitled Insights on the Nativity and the New Testament. Also, here are some reviews of this book: The Interpreter, Deseret Book, and Amazon. ISBN 978-1-9443-9467-7

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Sperry Symposium, ed. The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 15th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. 1987 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
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Enhance your study of the New Testament with help from respected gospel teachers. the New Testament and the Latter-day Saints contains a collection of findings from BYU religion professors and other renowned scholars that is perfect for any student of the New Testament. Whether you use it for personal or family study, lesson or talk preparation, or to help you participate in the ongoing dialogue of world academicians, this is one book your gospel library can\'t do without.Inside you\'ll find:Susan Easton Black on New Testament WomenJoseph Fielding McConkie on Special Witnesses of the Birth of ChristMonte S. Nyman on the Stumbling Blocks of First CorinthiansAnd more!The New Testament contains some of the most personal details of our Savior\'s life on earth, and now you can increase your love for this book of scripture as you gain a deeper appreciation of its cultural setting, historical significance, and doctrinal insights by reading the New Testament and the Latter-day Saints.
Contents (first edition):

Preface
Contributors
1. The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints / John K. Carmack
2. Rhetoric versus Revelation: A Consideration of Acts 17, verses 16 to 34 / Richard P. Anderson
3. The New Testament Women: The Exemplars / Susan Easton-Black, Alan K. Parrish
4. The Doctrine of Justification and the Writings of the Apostle Paul / Edward J. Brandt
5. Seducing Spirits and Doctrines of Devils / Leland H. Gentry
6. The “I Am” Passages in the Gospels and in 3 Nephi / James R. Harris
7. The Beatitudes: Eight Qualities that Savor the Eternal Quest / Clark V. Johnson
8. The Book of Mormon, an Interpretive Guide to the New Testament / Dennis Largey
9. Isaiah as Taught By the New Testament Apostles / Victor L. Ludlow
10. We Have Found the Messiah, Which is the Christ / Robert J. Matthews
11. Special Witnesses of the Birth of Christ / Joseph Fielding McConkie
12. Jesus and Josephus Told of the Descruction of Jerusalem / Keith H. Meservy
13. Jude: A Call to Contend for the Faith / T. John Nielsen II
14. Is Any Sick Among You?: Anointing the Sick with Oil in Early Christian and Latter-day Thology and Practice / Walter A. Norton
15. The Stumbling Blocks of First Corinthians / Monte S. Nyman
16. Interpreting the New Testament / Chauncey C. Riddle
17. The Book of Romans: An Orthodox Description of Faith, Works, and Exaltation / Joseph B. Romney
18. Visions of Christ in the Spirit World and the Dead Redeemed / Catherine Thomas
19. Joseph Smith and the Apocalypse of John / Rodney Turner
20. The Revelation / S. Michael Wilcox
21. Securing Divine Protection: Putting on the Armor of God / Clyde J. Williams
Index

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Articles

Carmack, John K. “The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
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Anderson, Richard P. “Rhetoric versus Revelation: A Consideration of Acts 17, verses 16 to 34.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
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Black, Susan Easton, and Alan K. Parrish. “The New Testament Women: The Exemplars.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
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Brandt, Edward J. “The Doctrine of Justification and the Writings of the Apostle Paul.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82440]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:08
Gentry, Leland H. “Seducing Spirits and Doctrines of Devils.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82441]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:08
Harris, James R. “The ‘I Am’ Passages in the Gospels and in 3 Nephi.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82442]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:08
Johnson, Clark V. “The Beatitudes: Eight Qualities that Savor the Eternal Quest.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82443]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:08
Largey, Dennis L. “The Book of Mormon, an Interpretive Guide to the New Testament.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82444]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Ludlow, Victor L. “Isaiah as Taught By the New Testament Apostles.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82445]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Matthews, Robert J. “We Have Found the Messiah, Which is the Christ.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82446]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “Special Witnesses of the Birth of Christ.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82447]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Meservy, Keith H. “Jesus and Josephus Told of the Descruction of Jerusalem.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82448]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Nielsen, T. John, II. “Jude: A Call to Contend for the Faith.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82449]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Norton, Walter A. “Is Any Sick Among You?: Anointing the Sick with Oil in Early Christian and Latter-day Thology and Practice.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82450]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Nyman, Monte S. “The Stumbling Blocks of First Corinthians.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82451]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Riddle, Chauncey C. “Interpreting the New Testament.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82452]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Romney, Joseph B. “The Book of Romans: An Orthodox Description of Faith, Works, and Exaltation.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82453]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Thomas, M. Catherine. “Visions of Christ in the Spirit World and the Dead Redeemed.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82454]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Turner, Rodney. “Joseph Smith and the Apocalypse of John.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82455]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Wilcox, S. Michael. “The Revelation.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82456]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Williams, Clyde J. “Securing Divine Protection: Putting on the Armor of God.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1987, edited by the Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1988.
ID = [82457]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  new-test,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Brown, S. Kent. New Testament Commentary: The Epistle to the Ephesians. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2022.
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Tucked into the New Testament after Galatians and the Corinthian correspondence, the Epistle to the Ephesians casts a warm, quieting glow when compared to the strident character of Galatians and the rather tough lines that Paul penned to former associates in Corinth. In Ephesians, by contrast, the Apostle Paul has shined a bright light on both an overly generous God the Father, who “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Eph. 3:20), and the Gentiles whom he has recently welcomed into the celestial fold, making them “no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God” (2:19). But there is much more, for the letter opens on the scene of the premortal council and ends with church members clothed in God’s sacred, protective armor that helps them “to stand against the wiles of the devil,” an indicator of the looming apostasy (6:11). In addition, enfolded within Ephesians is a tightly woven strand of family-centered interests, including an expectation of eternal families, pointers to sacred rituals, and the joyous assurance to believers that Christ “hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (2:6). This exalted position is made possible because of one of the grandest gifts that comes from the Father through the Son— “redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins” (2:7). Hallelujah!

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Brown, S. Kent. New Testament Commentary: The Testimony of Luke. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2014.
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Enthroned above all creation towers the exalted, glorified Christ. Descending into the darkest recesses of human agony and sin reaches the warm, caring Jesus. These two are the same person. Luke’s testimony introduces us to this man become God—God the Son. He comes into our world already bearing a divine nature, already carrying divine qualities. His birth is a miracle; he is “Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). The most distinguishing element of this line-by-line, word-by-word commentary is its use of Latter-­day Saint scriptures—the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Cove­nants, and the Pearl of Great Price—to illuminate Luke’s Gospel. For example, important LDS doctrines arise from Jesus’ activity in the spirit world immediately after his death. More than all other Gospel accounts, Luke captures the compassion and love of the Savior. Such sweet concern manifests itself particularly for the downtrodden and those forced to the margins of society. Within his text, Luke discloses the deep, divine love that runs through his narrative of the Christ. S. Kent Brown combines a lifetime of dedicated study of the ancient world with his reverence for the Bible and insights from restoration scripture to create a readable, relevant, and thought-provoking commentary on the Gospel according to Luke. Beautifully written with a unique sensitivity toward Jesus’ focus on family relationships, the sanctity of the home, and the dangers of materialism, this book invites a fresh view of the Savior’s ministry for a modern world. I am excited to consult it often for both my teaching and research. — Camille Fronk Olson, Chair, Department of Ancient Scripture, BYU Professor Brown’s commentary is an important scholarly achievement. I really cannot say enough about it. On a practical level, this commentary is spiritually enriching and would be a helpful guide for any Christian seeking a closer walk with the one who is the subject of Luke’s testimony. The test of any commentary is how well it makes old words seem young again, and how it illuminates the obscure by drawing overlooked connections while deepening the historical reality from which those words emerge. On that score Professor Brown’s book is a virtuoso performance. — Stephen H. Webb, Catholic Theologian S. Kent Brown is well known among LDS scholars, who have run out of superlatives to describe his work. He has produced the most important LDS commentary on Luke’s Gospel to date. This is his magnum opus, and a reader will be transported to the world of the New Testament to hear Jesus Christ’s voice as he ministered among the people more than two thousand years ago. — Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Professor of Church History, BYU When I have examined the pages of this book, I have come away with the impression of years of work, sensitivity of much thought, and clear writing. This book is a chest filled with glistening historic and spiritual gems. I have come away rewarded. — Richard L. Anderson, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Scripture, BYU While to be appreciated by scholars, The Testimony of Luke is also a useful resource for the lay reader seeking further insights to textual questions. — Emily Christensen, Deseret News

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Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The New Testament of Ancient America. Independence, MO: Herald Publishing House, 1955.
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Contains an adaptation of 3 Nephi 1-14, followed by an overview of the Book of Mormon and its coming forth. The purpose of the book is to be a witness of God’s dealings with man and the messiahship of Christ. Old Testament scriptures are fulfilled by the book and archaeology testifies of its truthfulness. It does not supersede the Bible, but sustains it.

ID = [78606]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1955-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Alexander, Thomas G. “New Testament, Christianity and the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone 12 (July 1988): 6-7.
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Argues that assisting people through “governmental measures” or “charity” is consistent with basic principles of Christianity, the Constitution, and free agency.

ID = [79906]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Irving, Gordon. “The New Translation.” Church News 50 (6 December 1980): 16.
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The story of the translation of the Book of Mormon into Spanish.

ID = [80580]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1980-12-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
“New Translation Launches METI’s Library of the Christian East Series.” Insights 26, no. 1 (2006).
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One of the misconceptions that many Westerners have is that all Arabs are Muslims and that all Muslims are Arabs. In fact, many of the major Islamic countries in the world (e.g., Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and the most populous of them all, Indonesia) are not Arab, and large minorities in some Arab countries are not Muslim. Christianity is a Near Eastern religion, not a European one, and it has been in the Near East since its origin. (An Egyptian Christian friend once complained to me about how tired he had become of Americans and Europeans asking him whether his family had been converted by the Germans, the French, or the British. His ancestors, he pointed out, had been converted by Mark, the writer of the Second Gospel, in the first century ad. My own forebears, in Scandinavia, didn’t accept Christianity until roughly a millennium later.)

Keywords: translation; BYU; Middle Eastern texts; library
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A New Volume of Scripture! Revelations of God to the Ancient Americans. Liverpool, England: Millennial Star Office, 1890.
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Missionary tract presenting an overview of the contents of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77435]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1890-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A New Volume of Scripture: The Revelations of God to the Ancient Americans. Liverpool: Millennial Star Ofice, 1885.
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A three-page advertisement announcing the availability of the Book of Mormon. Describes briefly the contents of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77436]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1885-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Densley, Steven T., Jr. “New Website: ‘Witnesses of the Book of Mormon’” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 25, 2021.
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Williams, L. E. “The New Witness.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 73, no. 47 (23 November 1911): 737-39.
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Since the Christian world is filled with unbelief, there was a need for a second witness. The Book of Mormon fulfills the prophecies of Ezekiel and Isaiah. Using the “old” (the Bible) and the “new” (the Book of Mormon) to support one another, the searcher for the truth may weigh the evidence favorably.

ID = [81345]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-11-23  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Talmage, James E. “A New Witness for Christ.” Liahona 21 (June 1924): 494-95.
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Although the Book of Mormon is an invaluable history, its priceless character lies in its role as a second testimony of Jesus Christ.

ID = [78908]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Ballard, Melvin J. “New Witness for Christ.” In Handbook of the Restoration, 487-91. Independence, MO: Zions Printing and Publishing, 1944.
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The sacred mission of the Church and the Book of Mormon is to bring all nations to Christ. The book gives an account of Jesus’ visit on the American continent and provides a new witness for him.

ID = [81070]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1944-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A New Witness for Christ.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1984.
ID = [15417]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1984-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 9841  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:11
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A New Witness for Christ.” Ensign, November 1984.
ID = [46862]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9718  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:49
Kirkham, Francis W. A New Witness for Christ in America. Independence, MO: Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1942.
ID = [77201]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1942-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Kirkham, Francis W. A New Witness for Christ in America. 2 vols. Salt Lake City: Utah Printing, 1959 and 1960.
ID = [77200]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1959-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Roberts, B. H. “New Witness for God.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 20 (1888): 313-315.
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Describes why the Book of Mormon is needed as a new witness for God.

Keywords: Great Apostasy, Restoration
ID = [76649]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-05-14  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God.” Contributor 9-10 (July 1888—January 1889): 322-38, 377-402, 413-17, 457-63, 19-22, 48-54, 90-94.
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Cessation of revelation is contrary to the teachings of Christ. There is a vast amount of archaeological evidence to prove there were ancient civilizations in pre-Columbian America. The Christian theme known in ancient American mythology, symbols, and traditions suggests that God dealt with the western world the same as the eastern. The Book of Mormon reveals the story of these ancient people. Book of Mormon prophecies are being fulfilled; they bear witness of the divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78909]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
West, Franklin L. “A New Witness for God.” Deseret News Church Section (20 April 1946): 10, 12.
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The Latter-day Saints consider the Book of Mormon to be another witness of Christ. The Book of Mormon contains the same principles of the gospel as the New Testament.

ID = [78910]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1946-04-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Roberts, B. H. “New Witness for God, Chapter II.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 21 (1888): 330-335.
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Bible passages are used to show that revelation from God has not ceased, that prophecy continues in modern times, and that the Book of Mormon is a new witness for Jesus Christ brought forth through this modern revelation. Bible passages that have been used to cast doubt on the Book of Mormon are explained and the arguments refuted.

Keywords: Continuing Revelation, Power of the Holy Ghost, Prophecy
ID = [76650]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-05-21  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “New Witness for God, Chapter III.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 22 (1888): 344-347.
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Bible passages are used to refute the belief that the Bible contains all the revelation God has ever given to man.

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica, Continuing Revelation, Native Americans, Revelation
ID = [76651]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-05-28  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “New Witness for God, Chapter IV.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 23 (1888): 360-363.
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Discusses the experiences of the Catholic priests who accompanied Cortez on his expedition to the Americas and conquest of the Aztecs. They discovered the Native American traditions and myths to be similar to their own traditions and rites of worship.

Keywords: Conquistadors, Native Americans - Aztec, Quetzalcoatl
ID = [76652]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-06-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “New Witness for God, Chapter IX.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 28 (1888): 440-447.
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A discussion of prophecies in the Book of Mormon that have been fulfilled including those concerning the Three Witnesses, the Christian claim that there can be no more Bible, the words of Charles Anthon, and the martyrdom of some of its witnesses.

Keywords: Anthon, Charles, Martyrdom, Prophecy, Three Witnesses
ID = [76657]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-07-09  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “New Witness for God, Chapter V.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 24 (1888): 376-380.
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The Book of Mormon story of Lehi’s flight from Jerusalem to the western hemisphere explains the origin of the Native American people and their traditions and rites that are similar to Christian traditions and religious rites.

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica, Christ in America, Lehi (Prophet), Native Americans - Aztec
ID = [76653]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-06-11  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “New Witness for God, Chapter VI.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 25 (1888): 393-397.
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A discussion of the origin of the Book of Mormon. It is an abridgment by Mormon from many other writings of ancient prophets and was hidden by Moroni in the Hill Cumorah; its location was revealed to Joseph Smith and he translated and published the book.

Keywords: Abridgment, Book of Mormon Translation, Gold Plates, Hill Cumorah, Mormon (Prophet), Moroni (Son of Mormon), Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [76654]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-06-18  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “New Witness for God, Chapter VII.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 26 (1888): 408-413.
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An explanation of why Joseph Smith never displayed the golden plates for public view to prove their authenticity. The Lord works by faith and establishes truth through the testimony of witnesses. Includes the testimonies and stories of the Three Witnesses and Eight Witnesses.

Keywords: Eight Witnesses, Faith, Gold Plates, Three Witnesses
ID = [76655]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-06-25  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “New Witness for God, Chapter VIII.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 27 (1888): 424-428.
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Argues against the Solomon Spaulding theory for the origin of the Book of Mormon and the idea that Sidney Rigdon wrote the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship, Rigdon, Sidney, Spaulding, Solomon
ID = [76656]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-07-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “New Witness for God, Conclusion.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 50, no. 29 (1888): 456-461.
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A review of the prophecies concerning the Book of Mormon, the evidence of its authenticity, and the author’s testimony to its truthfulness.

Keywords: Prophecy, Testimony
ID = [76658]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-07-16  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,millennial-star,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, Conclusion.” The Contributor 10, no. 3 (1889): 90-94.
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A review of the prophecies concerning the Book of Mormon, the evidence of its authenticity, and the author’s testimony to its truthfulness.

Keywords: Prophecy, Testimony
ID = [76544]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, Conclusion.” The Contributor 10, no. 3 (1889): 90-94.
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A review of the prophecies concerning the Book of Mormon, the evidence of its authenticity, and the author’s testimony to its truthfulness.

Keywords: Prophecy, Testimony
ID = [76004]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, I and II.” The Contributor 9, no. 9 (1888): 332-338.
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Describes why the Book of Mormon is needed as a new witness for God. Bible passages are used to show that revelation from God has not ceased, that prophecy continues in modern times, and that the Book of Mormon is a new witness for Jesus Christ brought forth through this modern revelation. Bible passages that have been used to cast doubt on the Book of Mormon are explained and the arguments refuted.

Keywords: Continuing Revelation, Great Apostasy, Power of the Holy Ghost, Prophecy, Restoration
ID = [76545]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, I and II.” The Contributor 9, no. 9 (1888): 332-338.
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Describes why the Book of Mormon is needed as a new witness for God. Bible passages are used to show that revelation from God has not ceased, that prophecy continues in modern times, and that the Book of Mormon is a new witness for Jesus Christ brought forth through this modern revelation. Bible passages that have been used to cast doubt on the Book of Mormon are explained and the arguments refuted.

Keywords: Continuing Revelation, Great Apostasy, Power of the Holy Ghost, Prophecy, Restoration
ID = [76001]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, III and IV.” The Contributor 9, no. 10 (1888): 377-382.
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Bible passages are used to refute the belief that the Bible contains all the revelation God has ever given to man. Discusses the experiences of the Catholic priests who accompanied Cortez on his expedition to the Americas and conquest of the Aztecs. They discovered the Native American traditions and myths to be similar to their own traditions and rites of worship.

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica, Conquistadors, Continuing Revelation, Native Americans, Native Americans - Aztec, Quetzalcoatl, Revelation
ID = [76546]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, III and IV.” The Contributor 9, no. 10 (1888): 377-382.
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Bible passages are used to refute the belief that the Bible contains all the revelation God has ever given to man. Discusses the experiences of the Catholic priests who accompanied Cortez on his expedition to the Americas and conquest of the Aztecs. They discovered the Native American traditions and myths to be similar to their own traditions and rites of worship.

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica, Conquistadors, Continuing Revelation, Native Americans, Native Americans - Aztec, Quetzalcoatl, Revelation
ID = [75997]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, IX.” The Contributor 10, no. 2 (1888): 48-54.
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A discussion of prophecies in the Book of Mormon that have been fulfilled including those concerning the Three Witnesses, the Christian claim that there can be no more Bible, the words of Charles Anthon, and the martyrdom of some of its witnesses.

Keywords: Anthon, Charles, Martyrdom, Prophecy, Three Witnesses
ID = [76547]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, IX.” The Contributor 10, no. 2 (1888): 48-54.
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A discussion of prophecies in the Book of Mormon that have been fulfilled including those concerning the Three Witnesses, the Christian claim that there can be no more Bible, the words of Charles Anthon, and the martyrdom of some of its witnesses.

Keywords: Anthon, Charles, Martyrdom, Prophecy, Three Witnesses
ID = [76003]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, V.” The Contributor 9, no. 11 (1888): 413-417.
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The Book of Mormon story of Lehi’s flight from Jerusalem to the western hemisphere explains the origin of the native American people and their traditions and rites that are similar to Christian traditions and religious rites.

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica, Christ in America, Lehi (Prophet), Native Americans - Aztec
ID = [76548]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, V.” The Contributor 9, no. 11 (1888): 413-417.
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The Book of Mormon story of Lehi’s flight from Jerusalem to the western hemisphere explains the origin of the native American people and their traditions and rites that are similar to Christian traditions and religious rites.

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica, Christ in America, Lehi (Prophet), Native Americans - Aztec
ID = [75998]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, VI and VII.” The Contributor 9, no. 12 (1888): 457-464.
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A discussion of the origin of the Book of Mormon. It is an abridgment by Mormon from many other writings of ancient prophets and was hidden by Moroni in the Hill Cumorah; its location was revealed to Joseph Smith and he translated and published the book. An explanation of why Joseph Smith never displayed the golden plates for public view to prove their authenticity. The Lord works by faith and establishes truth through the testimony of witnesses. Includes the testimonies and stories of the Three Witnesses and Eight Witnesses.

Keywords: Abridgment, Book of Mormon Translation, Eight Witnesses, Faith, Gold Plates, Hill Cumorah, Mormon (Prophet), Moroni (Son of Mormon), Smith, Joseph, Jr., Three Witnesses
ID = [76549]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, VI and VII.” The Contributor 9, no. 12 (1888): 457-464.
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A discussion of the origin of the Book of Mormon. It is an abridgment by Mormon from many other writings of ancient prophets and was hidden by Moroni in the Hill Cumorah; its location was revealed to Joseph Smith and he translated and published the book. An explanation of why Joseph Smith never displayed the golden plates for public view to prove their authenticity. The Lord works by faith and establishes truth through the testimony of witnesses. Includes the testimonies and stories of the Three Witnesses and Eight Witnesses.

Keywords: Abridgment, Book of Mormon Translation, Eight Witnesses, Faith, Gold Plates, Hill Cumorah, Mormon (Prophet), Moroni (Son of Mormon), Smith, Joseph, Jr., Three Witnesses
ID = [75999]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, VIII.” The Contributor 10, no. 1 (1888): 19-22.
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Argues against the Solomon Spaulding theory for the origin of the Book of Mormon and the idea that Sidney Rigdon wrote the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship, Rigdon, Sidney, Spaulding, Solomon
ID = [76550]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Roberts, B. H. “A New Witness for God, VIII.” The Contributor 10, no. 1 (1888): 19-22.
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Argues against the Solomon Spaulding theory for the origin of the Book of Mormon and the idea that Sidney Rigdon wrote the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship, Rigdon, Sidney, Spaulding, Solomon
ID = [76002]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1888-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Talmage, James E. “A New Witness of the Christ.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 80, no. 44 (31 October 1918): 689-91.
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The Book of Mormon would be nothing more than an “important contribution to the common find of human knowledge” if all it were no more than a history of the ancient Americans, but it is a new witness for Jesus Christ’s mission and ministry.

ID = [81366]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-10-31  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Ballard, Melvin J. “‘New Witnesses for Christ’” Improvement Era 39, no. 12 (1936): 746-747.
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This article testifies that the sacred mission of the Church and the Book of Mormon is to bring all nations to Christ. The book gives an account of Jesus’ visit on the American continent and provides a new witness for him.

Keywords: Missionary Work, Savior in America, Testimony
ID = [77154]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1936-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Roberts, B. H. New Witnesses for God. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1909, [R]1951.
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Extensive treatise on Joseph Smith as a witness for God, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, Book of Mormon lands, peoples, government, evidences of the truth of the Book of Mormon, the Three Witnesses, philosophical considerations, and many other subjects advanced as secondary evidences in support of the truth of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78104]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1951-01-01  Collections:  bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Roberts, B. H. New Witnesses for God: Volume I - Joseph Smith, the Prophet. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1911.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; W