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Volluz, Corbin T. “‘O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?’” Insights 25, no. 6 (2005).
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The Book of Mormon has come under frequent fire from its critics for allegedly quoting portions of the New Testament before the New Testament was written. A classic example of this is the famous phrase from 1 Corinthians 15:55, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Clear allusions to this passage are made by three Book of Mormon prophets: Abinadi (Mosiah 16:8), Aaron (Alma 22:14), and Mormon (Mormon 7:5).

Keywords: New Testament; Book of Mormon; location; quotes
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Hull, Kerry. “‘O God of Israel, Give a True Decision’: Lot Divination in Biblical Tradition and the Book of Mormon.” In They Shall Grow Together, eds. Charles Swift and Nicholas J. Frederick. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2022.
ID = [33816]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:40
Treat, Raymond C., and Mary K. Leeding. “O House of Israel.” Zarahemla Record 47 (February 1990): 3-4.
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This article presents the results of a word-by-word comparison of Isaiah passages used in the Book of Mormon. Entire verses and phrases are lost from the book of Isaiah in the Bible, and the biblical Isaiah had lost the concept of the restoration of the entire House of Israel.

ID = [79918]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Halverson, Taylor. “‘O How Great the Goodness of Our God’ 2 Nephi 6-10.” The Interpreter Foundation website. July 5, 2013.
ID = [4976]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-07-05  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 20712  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:01
Midgley, Louis C. “‘O Man, Remember, and Perish Not’ (Mosiah 4:30).” 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: Covenant; Language - Hebrew; Memory; Parallelism; Remembrance
ID = [66478]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Eyring, Henry B. “O Remember, Remember.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2007.
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“O remember, remember,” Book of Mormon prophets often implored.1 My point is to urge you to find ways to recognize and remember God’s kindness.

ID = [25787]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2007-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 12112  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:19
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘O Ye Fair Ones’ — Revisited.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 20 (2016): 315-344.
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Abstract: The best explanation for the name “Nephi” is that it derives from the Egyptian word nfr, “good,” “goodly,” “fine,” “fair,” “beautiful.” Nephi’s autobiographical wordplay on his own name in his self-introduction (and elsewhere throughout his writings) revolves around the evident meaning of his name. This has important implications for how the derived gentilic term “Nephites” was understood over time, especially among the Nephites themselves. Nephi’s early ethno-cultural descriptions of his people describe them as “fair” and “beautiful” (vis-à-vis the Lamanites). These early descriptions subsequently become the basis for Nephite ethno-cultural self-perceptions. The Nephites’ supposition that they were the “good” or “fair ones” was all too frequently at odds with reality, especially when Nephite “chosenness” was understood as inherent or innate. In the end the “good” or “fair ones” fell (Mormon 6:17‒20), because they came to “delight in everything save that which is good” (Moroni 9:19). The Book of Mormon thus constitutes a warning against our own contemporary cultural and religious tendency toward exceptionalism. Mormon and Moroni, like Nephi their ancestor through his writings on the small plates, endeavor through their own writing and editorial work to show how the “unbelieving” descendants of the Nephites and Lamanites can again become the “good” and the “fair ones” by choosing to come unto Christ, partaking of his “goodness,” and doing the “good” stipulated by the doctrine of Christ.
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ID = [3753]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 63414  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘O Ye Fair Ones’: An Additional Note on the Meaning of the Name Nephi.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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An earlier Insights article noted a possible wordplay in the first verse of the Book of Mormon that provides internal textual evidence that the name Nephi derives from the Egyptian word nfr. While nfr denotes “good, fine, goodly” of quality, it also signifies “beautiful, fair” of appearance. Assuming that at least some senses of the Egyptian word passed into Nephite language and culture, this second sense of nfr may have influenced Nephite self-perception. Several Book of Mormon passages evidence the affiliation.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; language; culture; Lamanites
ID = [66727]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Cowdery, Oliver. “O. Cowdery’s First Letter to W. W. Phelps.” Messenger and Advocate Vol. 1, no. 1: October 1834: 13-16.
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A letter written to W. W. Phelps from Norton, Medina County, Ohio, Sabbath evening, September 7, 1834. Cowdery writes of his irst meeting with the prophet and his immediate work began as scribe for Joseph Smith for the translation of the Book of Mormon. Then he writes of the manifestation of the angel to give the Aaronic Priesthood.

ID = [80868]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1835-04-01  Collections:  bom,mess-adv  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Cowdery, Oliver. “O. Cowdery’s First Letter to W. W. Phelps.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 3, no. 9 (January 1843): 152-54.
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A letter written to W. W. Phelps from Norton, Medina County, Ohio, Sabbath evening, September 7, 1834. Cowdery writes of his irst meeting with the prophet and his immediate work began as scribe for Joseph Smith for the translation of the Book of Mormon. Then he writes of the manifestation of the angel to give the Aaronic Priesthood.

ID = [80952]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1843-01-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Cowdery, Oliver. “O. Cowdery’s Letters to W. W. Phelps Letter #1.” The Gospel Reflector 1 (15 March 1841): 137-40.
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Recalls his cherished relationship with the prophet Joseph Smith and tells of his gratitude to have been a part of the translation of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79919]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1841-03-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Romney, Marion G. “The Oath and Covenant Which Belongeth to the Priesthood.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1962.
ID = [27472]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1962-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 12973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:28
Szink, Terry L. “An Oath of Allegiance in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 35-45. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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“An important element in any military endeavor is the loyalty of the soldiers. Obviously, even the most brilliant military tactics will fail if the troops are unfaithful in fulfilling their duty. Often, to instill this loyalty, an oath of allegiance is administered to recruits. The well-known title-of-liberty episode in Alma 46 of the Book of Mormon includes an interesting example of just such an oath. This paper will examine that oath, drawing upon parallels from the ancient Near East for comparison.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, parallels with ancient Near East; Book of Mormon; Moroni (Book of Mormon figure)
ID = [82131]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Woodruff, Wilford. “The Object of Assembling Together—The Sacrament, Etc.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 22. 1882, 169–176.
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Discourse by Elder Wilford Woodruff, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, June 12, 1881. Reported By: John Irvine.

ID = [29456]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1881-06-12  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,woodruff  Size: 25563  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:41
Taylor, John H. “Object of Gathering—Our Principles and Organization Revealed From God—He is Cognizant of All Things—Our Faith not Affected By the Ideas of Men—Our Dependence Upon God—Enoch’s City—God’s Justice in Sending the Flood, and in the Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah—His Judgments Will Come Upon Those Who Persecute His Saints—The Lord Will Bless His People—We Will Stand By the Constitution Though Others Ignore It.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 26. 1886, 30–39.
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Discourse by President John Taylor, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Evening, December 14, 1884. Reported By: John Irvine.

ID = [29620]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1884-12-14  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc  Size: 31465  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:42
Young, Brigham. “The Object of Gathering—Practical Religion—the Love of God—Our Covenants.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 12. 1869, 226–232.
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Remarks by President Brigham Young, at Bountiful, May 17, 1868. Reported By: Edward L. Sloan.

ID = [28986]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1868-05-17  Collections:  bom,brigham,jnl-disc  Size: 19574  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:38
Woodruff, Wilford. “Object of Meeting Together—Our Dependence Upon the Spirit of the Lord—Certain Rights Which Belong to All Mankind—Unpopularity of God’s Servants in All Ages of the World—A Man Must Be Born Again Before He Can Understand the Things of God—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints—The Gospel the Same in All Dispensations—How the Gospel Was Restored—The Gift of the Holy Ghost—Utah Built Up By the Power of God—Joseph Smith Received All the Keys of the Priesthood By the Administration of Angels—Fulfillment of Revelation—The Priesthood—Plural Marriage.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 24. 1884, 236–244.
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Discourse by President Wilford Woodruff, delivered at the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, July 20, 1883. Reported By: John Irvine.

ID = [29557]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1883-07-20  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,woodruff  Size: 28384  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:42
Booth, A. L. “An Objection Answered.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 57, no. 11 (14 March 1895): 168-69.
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Defends criticisms that the Book of Mormon contains bad grammar by stating that any errors of the book are the errors of man. Mentions the errors of the Bible.

ID = [81007]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1895-03-14  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Millennial Star. “An Objection to the Book of Mormon Answered.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 58, no. 35 (27 August 1896): 557-58.
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Cites archaeological evidence that iron was used by ancient American inhabitants, supporting the claim made by the Book of Mormon concerning steel and iron. [A. C.]

ID = [81010]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1896-08-27  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Roberts, B. H. “An Objection to the Book of Mormon Answered.” Improvement Era 12, no. 9 (1909): 681-689.
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This article is an answer to the criticism that certain chapters of Isaiah were written after Lehi’s departure from Jerusalem and thus could not have been included in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Apologetics, Chronology, Deutero-Isaiah, External Evidence, Higher Criticism, Isaiah (Book)
ID = [77007]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1909-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Roberts, B. H. “An Objection to the Book of Mormon Answered.” Improvement Era 12 (July 1909): 681–89.
ID = [77291]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1909-07-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Reynolds, George. “Objections to the Book of Mormon.” Contributor 3-4 (December 1881—February 1882, October 1882): 81-83, 105-8, 134-37, 4-6.
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Discusses arguments against the Book of Mormon—objections are based on falsehoods, dishonesty, and insincerity.

ID = [79920]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Lambert, James R. Objections to the Book of Mormon and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants Answered and Refuted. Lamoni, IA: Herald Publishing House, 1894.
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[R] 1898. Responds to critics of the Book of Mormon. Writes concerning metal plates, manner of translation, poor grammar, rapid population growth, dark color of Lamanites, modern words used in the translation, polygamy, place of Christ’s nativity, Holy Spirit given before Christ came in the flesh, the charge of plagiarism, and the Spaulding theory.

ID = [78106]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1894-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Morton, William A. “Objections to the Book of Mormon Answered.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 83, no. 41 (13 October 1921): 641-45.
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Morton responds to three objections to the Book of Mormon. Mr. Rought Brooks of the Burnley News maintains that the Book of Mormon is weakened because Joseph Smith used a “peek-stone” to search for money, and the Book of Mormon mentions the use of “precious steel,” domesticated horses, cows and oxen, and the compass. Morton counters that the Chinese used magnetic directors in 2634 B.C., ancient iron remains have been dug up in the New World, as have remains of horses. Buffaloes are domesticated cows and oxen gone wild.

ID = [81376]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1921-10-13  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Smith, T. J. “Objections to the Book of Mormon Answered By Its Own Evidence—Part 2.” Saints’ Herald 63-64 (13, 20, 27 December 1916, 3 January 1917): 1216-17, 1242-44, 1264-66, 9-11.
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Series of articles that offer “plain, simple and reasonable explanations” of difficult passages in the Book of Mormon. Most arguments deal with the events that occurred near the Hill Cumorah in New York state and the other events that transpired in Central America and attempt to explain these events in relation to the great distance between the two locations. Many evidences in the Book of Mormon sustain the fact that the United States was thickly inhabited by the Nephite people who had traveled northward both by land and in ships by sea.

ID = [79921]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1916-12-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Parry, E. F. “Objections to the Book of Mormon Considered.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 60, no. 27 (7 July 1898): 429-32.
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A rebuttal to Dr. Shelton, who had given several anti-Mormon lectures in one of the principal cities in England. Sheldon pointed out blemishes in the Book of Mormon and misquoted it. He ridiculed the book’s ship building, grammatical construction, reference to a compass, similarity to the Bible, foreknowledge of God, and the ministry of Christ before his birth.

ID = [81016]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1898-07-07  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Dike, Charles. “Observations on Jaredite Ships and Travel to the Promised Land, A Peculiar Journey.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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There are a total of 42 verses in the Book of Ether which apply to this discussion. Because of the limited information provided there must needs be some speculation. The Jaredites collected seeds, swarms of bees, fowl, and live fish: this article discusses why they might do that. It is determined that these did not travel to the Americas. The fowl that made the ocean journey were likely descendants of the red jungle fowl (chickens). The Jaredites were early travelers on the Silk Road. The brother of Jared cut a hole in the bottom of an ocean-going boat. The hole is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy ocean passage. An MIT experiment demonstrates the viability of the proposed ventilation system for the boats. The psychological effect on the crews is taken into consideration and the conclusion is that the journey was made in two legs.

ID = [81871]  Status = Type = talk,website article  Date = 2023-09-22  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Sorenson, John L. “Observations on Nephite Chronology.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, No. 8, 1970.
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Duplicated by author. Considers the 360-day “tun” year and other suggestions in attempting to settle beginning and ending points for Nephite chronology.

ID = [79922]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Taylor, Sheila. “Obtaining Divine Mercy.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81740]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Johnson, R. Val. “Obtaining the Spirit through Counseling Together.” Ensign, June 2012.
ID = [59747]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2012-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8761  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:37
“Occasional Papers Spotlights the Book of Mormon.” Insights 27, no. 6 (2007).
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The latest issue of the Maxwell Institute’s Occasional Papers (number 5 in the series) focuses exclusively on what Joseph Smith called “the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion”—the Book of Mormon. As M. Gerald Bradford, editor of the series and associate executive director of the Maxwell Institute notes, “the papers in this volume show that the Book of Mormon can be studied and understood from a wide variety of scholarly disciplines.”

Keywords: Joseph Smith; Book of Mormon; history; language
ID = [66873]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Wilson, Thomas P. “Odds and Ends: The Book of Mormon Bulletin.” Minnequa Historical Society 29 (Fall 1940): 25-26.
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Gives brief assessment of the Book of Mormon. Says that anthropologists agree on some points with the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79923]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1940-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Larson, Stanley R. “The Odyssey of Thomas Stuart Ferguson.” Dialogue 23 (Spring 1990): 55-93.
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An examination of the life and work of Thomas Stuart Ferguson, a well known Book of Mormon apologist and founder of the New World Archaeological Foundation. The writer concludes that Ferguson lost faith in the Book of Mormon before he died.

ID = [80582]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Barrionuevo, Mark A. “Of Adams and Gardens: The Book of Mormon as American Gothic Literature.” Master’s thesis, Washington, DC: Georgetown University, 2004.
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The author looks at the Book of Mormon as a form of fiction and deconstructs many literary forms that are prevalent in American Gothic culture.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, American setting; Mormon literature, American setting
ID = [81543]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Sharp, Ryan H. “Of Captivity and Kingdoms: Helping Students Find a Place in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34011]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Ensign. “Of Good Report.” Ensign June 1993.
ID = [51067]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4123  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:56
Lambert, Richard J. “Of Interest to Book of Mormon Believers.” Saints’ Herald 76 (23 January 1929): 82-83.
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An article appeared in the Kansas City Times asserting that according to the Book of Mormon, a race of people wandered across the “Behring’s Strait and down into the Continent of North America, establishing a great civilization” “In response to requests from the Church offices a rather lengthy and corrective news story” was published to correct the error.

ID = [79924]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-01-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Morgan, M. H. “Of Interest to Book of Mormon Students.” Saints’ Herald 84 (19 June 1937): 781-82.
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Some of the Jaredite nation possibly broke away from the main colony to journey southward to South America to become the Inca and pre-Inca civilization. Lehi’s colony on the other hand did not spread out, but stayed close to their point of origin since the land was fertile.

ID = [79925]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1937-06-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Hardy, Grant R. “Of Punctuation and Parentage.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).
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As is well known, when the words of the Book of Mormon were translated “by the gift and power of God,” there was no punctuation at all in the early manuscripts, and that is the way the translated text was delivered to E. B. Grandin’s print shop. Type-setter John Gilbert reported that when he sat down to prepare the text for publication, “every chapter . . . was one solid paragraph, without a punctuation mark, from beginning to end.”¹ So he added punctuation and paragraphing as he went along. He did a good job, especially for someone reading the book for the first time, but there are a few sentences that could have been punctuated in more than one way, with slightly different results. Since the punctuation of the Book of Mormon does not enjoy the same revealed status as the words themselves, it may be worth considering some of the alternatives.

Keywords: punctuation; manuscripts; text; Book of Mormon
ID = [66741]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Watanabe, Sundy. “Of Tethering and Flight.” BYU Studies 37, no. 3 (1998): 91.
ID = [11874]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 11283  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:24
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Of the Most Worth.” New Era 19 (June 1989): 4-7.
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Declares the Book of Mormon to be a missionary tool of greatest value. Coupled with the Spirit, the Book of Mormon will do more to bring the souls of men to the Lord than anything else. It is the great standard of the Church.

ID = [79926]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Of the Most Worth.” New Era 19, no. 6 (1989): 4-7.
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Declares the Book of Mormon to be a missionary tool of greatest value. Coupled with the Spirit, the Book of Mormon will do more to bring the souls of men to the Lord than anything else. It is the great standard of the Church.

Keywords: Missionary Work
ID = [76608]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Of What Material Were the Plates?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Contrary to what some may assume, the plates were most likely made not of pure gold but rather of an alloy termed tumbaga by the Spanish.

ID = [3053]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 28132  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Peterson, Daniel C., and Stephen D. Ricks. Offenders for a Word: How Anti-Mormons Play Word Games to Attack the Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Aspen Books, 1992.
ID = [77205]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,peterson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Official Policies and Announcements.” Church News 55 (17 November 1985): 2.
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Members of the Church help to distribute the Book of Mormon by giving the book as gifts to non-members, through the family-to-family program, by placing them in libraries and at fairs, exhibits, visitor centers, and by putting them in hotels, professional offices, etc., by permission.

ID = [79927]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1985-11-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Smith, Gregory L. “Often in Error, Seldom in Doubt: Rod Meldrum and Book of Mormon DNA.” FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 17-161.
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Review of Rod L. Meldrum. Rediscovering the Book of Mormon Remnant through DNA.

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; DNA; Native Americans
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Oh, That I Were an Angel!” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 48 (2021): vii-xiv.
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Abstract: Alma’s conversion experience was both unusual and unusually powerful, and yet he fervently wished that he could provide others with the same experience. So much so, in fact, that he actually feared that he might be sinning in his wish by seeming to oppose the will of God. Increasingly, though, I find myself sharing that wish. My involvement with the Interpreter Foundation can correctly be regarded as one manifestation of that fact. I invite others to join us.


Keywords: Alma the Younger; Conversion; Missionary Work
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Gull, Wanda L. “An Old Acquaintance.” Church News 57 (3 October 1987): 16.
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Juanita East felt compelled to keep the Book of Mormon she purchased with a box of books at an auction. Years later she was prompted to read it and was converted.

ID = [79012]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-10-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Seely, David Rolph. “‘The Old Adorns the New’ Reading the Book of Mormon in Light of the Bible.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 6.
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Review of From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon (1998), by S. Kent Brown

ID = [357]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 12257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Ottinger, G. M. “Old America.” Juvenile Instructor 10-11 ( 9, 23 January, 6, 20 February, 6, 20 March, 3, 17 April, 1, 15, 29 May, 12, 26 June, 10, 24 July, 7, 21 August, 4, 18 September, 2, 16, 30 October, 13, 27 November, 11, 25 December 1875, 1, 15 January, 1, 15 February, 1, 15 March, 1, 15 April, 1, 15 May, 1, 15 June 1876): 3-4, 14-15, 32-33, 40-41, 52-53, 63-64, 80-81, 87-88, 98-99, 110-111, 131-132, 142-43, 155-56, 167-78, 178-89, 182-83, 194-95, 206-7, 220-21, 230-31, 244-45, 254-55, 266-67, 287-88, 290-91, 302-3, 8-9, 15, 27-28, 41-41, 51-52, 63-64, 74-75, 87-88, 98-99, 111-12, 128-29, 134-35.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

ID = [79928]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-01-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 24 (1875): 287-288.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75867]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-11-27  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (10).” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 7 (1876): 74-75.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75880]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (11).” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 8 (1876): 87-88.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75881]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-04-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (12).” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 9 (1876): 98-99.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75882]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (2).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 25 (1875): 290-291.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75868]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-12-11  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (3).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 26 (1875): 302-303.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75871]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-12-25  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (4).” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 1 (1876): 8-9.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75872]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (5).” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 2 (1876): 15.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75873]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-01-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (6).” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 3 (1876): 27-28.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75874]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (7).” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 4 (1876): 40-41.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South American
ID = [75876]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-02-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (8).” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 5 (1976): 51-52.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75878]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-03-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Peru (Continued) (9).” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 6 (1876): 63-64.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Peru, South America
ID = [75879]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-03-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Ruins.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 11 (1875): 131-132.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica
ID = [75843]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-05-29  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Ruins (2).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 12 (1875): 142-143.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica
ID = [75845]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-06-12  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Ruins (3).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 13 (1875): 155-156.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica
ID = [75847]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-06-26  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Ruins (4).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 14 (1875): 167-168.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica
ID = [75849]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-07-10  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Ruins (5).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 15 (1875): 178-179.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica
ID = [75850]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-07-24  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Ruins (6).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 16 (1875): 182-183.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica
ID = [75851]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-08-07  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Ancient Ruins (7).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 17 (1875): 194-195.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica
ID = [75853]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-08-21  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Araucanians, Brazilians, Etc.” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 10 (1876): 111-112.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Brazil, Native Americans, South America
ID = [76551]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-05-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Araucanians, Brazilians, Etc.” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 10 (1876): 111-112.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Brazil, Native Americans, South America
ID = [75883]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-05-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Casas Grandes.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 18 (1875): 206-207.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Architecture, Mesoamerica, Mexico
ID = [75854]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-09-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Conclusion.” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 12 (1876): 134-135.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America
ID = [75885]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-06-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Jared.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 1 (1875): 3-4.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Brother of Jared
ID = [75820]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-01-09  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Jared (Continued).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 2 (1875): 14-15.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Brother of Jared
ID = [75822]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-01-23  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Tezcucians, Tlascalans, Quiches, Etc.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 10 (1875): 110-111.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica, Native Americans, Quiches, Tezcucians, Tlascalans
ID = [76552]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-05-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - Tezcucians, Tlascalans, Quiches, Etc.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 10 (1875): 110-111.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica, Native Americans, Quiches, Tezcucians, Tlascalans
ID = [75840]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-05-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Aztecs.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 4 (1875): 40-41.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica, Native Americans - Aztec
ID = [75828]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-02-20  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Aztecs (Continued).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 5 (1875): 52-53.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica, Native Americans - Aztec
ID = [75830]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-03-06  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Aztecs (Continued).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 6 (1875): 63-64.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica, Native Americans - Aztec
ID = [75832]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-03-20  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Mastodon and the Horse.” Juvenile Instructor 11, no. 11 (1876): 128-129.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Archaeology, Horses, Mastodon
ID = [75884]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1876-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Mexican Calendar.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 9 (1875): 98-99.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Calendar System, Mesoamerica, Mexico, Native Americans - Toltec, Timekeeping
ID = [75839]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Mound Builders.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 19 (1975): 220-221.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mound Builders, North America
ID = [75857]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-09-18  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Mound Builders (Continued) (2).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 20 (1875): 230-231.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mound Builders, North America
ID = [75858]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-10-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Mound Builders (Continued) (3).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 21 (1875): 244-245.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mound Builders, North America
ID = [75860]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-10-16  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Mound Builders (Continued) (4).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 22 (1875): 254-255.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mound Builders, North America
ID = [75862]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-10-30  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Muyscas.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 23 (1875): 266-267.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Muyscas, South America
ID = [75864]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-11-13  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Phoenicians.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 3 (1875): 32-33.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Ancient Near East, Phoenicians, Transoceanic Contact, Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [75825]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-02-06  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Toltecs.” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 7 (1875): 80-81.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica, Native Americans - Toltec
ID = [75834]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-04-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Ottinger, G.M. “Old America - The Toltecs (2).” Juvenile Instructor 10, no. 8 (1875): 87-88.
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Series of articles dealing with archaeological, anthropological, geographical, societal, religious, and historical aspects of Ancient America and their connections to the Book of Mormon, which is the key to understanding “old American” studies.

Keywords: Ancient America, Mesoamerica, Native Americans - Toltec
ID = [75836]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-04-17  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
O., G. M. “Old America: Jared.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 37, no. 13-15 (30 March-13 April 1875): 197-99, 212-13, 231.
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Gives a brief synopsis of Jaredite history including their sailing to the American continent from the Tower of Babel. Also cites many ancient American flood myths that relate to the biblical story of the flood at the time of Noah.

ID = [80962]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1875-03-30  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
De Hoyos, Arturo. The Old and the Modern Lamanite. Provo, UT: Institute of the American Indian Services and Research, 1970.
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The term Lamanite applies to the native inhabitants (the Indians) of the American continent, the Eskimos, the Samoans of the Pacific Islanders, and other groups.

ID = [78608]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Hobbs, Dan. “An Old Book of Mormon.” Ensign, August 2018.
ID = [62501]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2564  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:08
G. “Old Bottles and Elephants.” Juvenile Instructor 16, no. 7 (1881): 82.
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Discusses earthenware manufacture in antiquity. Points out that some bottles and pottery vessels dug up on the American continent resemble elephants. Also mentions that the discovery of elephant bones in the United States tend to prove the truth of the Jaredite record.

Keywords: Ancient America, Archaeology, Elephants, Jaredite
ID = [76553]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
G. “Old Bottles and Elephants.” Juvenile Instructor 16 (1 April 1881): 82.
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Discusses earthenware manufacture in antiquity. Points out that some bottles and pottery vessels dug up on the American continent resemble elephants. Also mentions that the discovery of elephant bones in the United States tend to prove the truth of the Jaredite record.

ID = [79929]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
G. “Old Bottles and Elephants.” Juvenile Instructor 16, no. 7 (1881): 82.
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Discusses earthenware manufacture in antiquity. Points out that some bottles and pottery vessels dug up on the American continent resemble elephants. Also mentions that the discovery of elephant bones in the United States tend to prove the truth of the Jaredite record.

Keywords: Ancient America, Archaeology, Elephants, Jaredite
ID = [75928]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Fenton, Elizabeth. Old Canaan in a New World: The Lost Tribes of Israel and the Sanctification of America. New York: NYU Press, 2020.
ID = [78107]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Jarrard, Jack E. “Old New World Similarities Told.” Church News 40 (17 October 1970): 5.
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Archaeologist Cyrus H. Gordon discussed the two-way traffic between the Old and New World before the Christian era.

ID = [79930]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1970-10-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Penrose, Charles W. “An Old Slander Revived and Refuted.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 70, no. 23 (4 June 1908): 360-64.
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Sidney Rigdon did not work for publisher Patterson who had the Spaulding manuscript nor did he know Joseph Smith until after the Book of Mormon was published. The manuscript has no significant similarities to the Book of Mormon. The testimonies of the Three Witnesses cannot be refuted as they were reaffirmed in the last years of the witnesses’ lives. These final testimonies appear in this article.

ID = [81331]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1908-06-04  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Sperry Symposium, ed. The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. 1986 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1987.
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Contents:

Rooted and Built Up in Christ / Carlos E. Asay
The Old Testament: An Indispensable Foundation / George A. Horton
Noah, the Ark, the Flood: A Pondered Perspective / James R. Christianson
The Seed of Abraham in the Latter Days / Bruce A. Van Orden
Genesis 22: The Paradigm for True Sacrifice in Latter-day Israel / Andrew C. Skinner
Trust in the Lord: Exodus and Faith / S. Kent Brown
Kibroth-Hattaavah: The Graves of Lust / Jeff O’Driscoll
The Latter-day Significance of Ancient Temples / Richard O. Cowan
Joseph and Joseph: “He Shall Be Like Unto Me” (2 Nephi 3:15) / Ann N. Madsen, Susan Easton Black
“Has Thou Considered My Servant Job?” / John S. Tanner
Prophets: How Shall We Know Them? / Joseph F. McConkie
Jesus’ Commandment to Search the Words of Isaiah / L. LaMar Adams
A Latter-day Saint Reading of Isaiah in the Twentieth Century: The Example of Isaiah 6 / Paul Y. Hoskisson
Micah, the Second Witness with Isaiah / Monte S. Nyman
The Restoration of the Tribes of Israel in the Writings of Jeremiah and Ezekiel / Stephen D. Ricks
The Last Shall Be First and the First Shall Be Last / LaMar E. Garrard
Daniel: Ancient Prophet for the Latter Days / H. Dean Garrett
Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: A Latter-day Prophecy of Joel, Peter, and Moroni Examined / Alan K. Parrish
Malachi and the Latter Days / Rex C. Reeve Jr
Justification, Ancient and Modern / Chauncey C. Riddle
Ancient Hebrew “Psychology”: A Radical Option for Educators in the Latter Days / Neil J. Flinders, Paul Wangemann
The Restoration as Covenant Renewal / David Rolph Seely
Joseph Smith’s Use of the Old Testament / Grant Underwood
The Brass Plates: An Inspired and Expanded Version of the Old Testament / Robert L. Millet
The Old Testament: Voice from the Past and Witness for the Lord Jesus Christ / Robert J. Matthews

ID = [67016]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 25  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41

Articles

Asay, Carlos E. “Rooted and Built Up in Christ.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 1–16. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
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Strengthening testimonies of Christ by using Old Testament passages

ID = [67065]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Horton, George A., Jr. “The Old Testament: An Indispensable Foundation.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 17–33. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1986.
ID = [39721]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:03
Christianson, James R. “Noah, the Ark, the Flood: A Pondered Perspective.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 35–49. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
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The historicity of the flood and speculations concerning ways to reconcile scientific findings with the biblical account

ID = [67066]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Van Orden, Bruce A. “The Seed of Abraham in the Latter Days.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 51–67. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67067]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Skinner, Andrew C. “Genesis 22: The Paradigm for True Sacrifice in Latter-day Israel.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 69–83. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
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Abraham’s test

ID = [67068]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Brown, S. Kent. “Trust in the Lord: Exodus and Faith.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 85–94. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
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The Exodus was a means by which the Israelites developed faith

ID = [67069]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
O’Driscoll, Jeff. “Kibroth—Hattaavah: The Graves of Lust.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 95–109. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
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Examples from Israelite history and modern times of looking beyond the mark in search of personal, prideful desires

ID = [67070]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Cowan, Richard O. “The Latter-day Significance of Ancient Temples.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 111–24. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
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Latter-day temples parallel ancient temples, especially those of the Israelites

ID = [67071]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Madsen, Ann N., and Susan Easton Black. “Joseph and Joseph: ‘He Shall Be Like unto Me’ (2 Nephi 3:15).” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 125–40. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67072]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Tanner, John S. “‘Hast Thou Considered My Servant Job?’” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 141–57. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67073]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “Prophets: How Shall We Know Them?” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 159–75. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67074]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Adams, L. LaMar. “Jesus’ Commandment to Search the Words of Isaiah.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 177–92. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67075]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “A Latter-day Saint Reading of Isaiah in the Twentieth Century: The Example of Isaiah 6.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 193–210. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67076]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Nyman, Monte S. “Micah, the Second Witness with Isaiah.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 211–23. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67077]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Ricks, Stephen D. “The Restoration of the Tribes of Israel in the Writings of Jeremiah and Ezekiel.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 225–32. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67078]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Garrard, LaMar E. “The Last Shall Be First and the First Shall Be Last.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 233–60. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
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The offering of the gospel first to the Jews then to the Gentiles in ancient days and its latter-day offering first to the Gentiles and then to the Jews

ID = [67079]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Garrett, H. Dean. “Daniel: Ancient Prophet for the Latter Days.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 261–76. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67080]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Parrish, Alan K. “Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: A Latter-day Prophecy of Joel, Peter, and Moroni Examined.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 277–306. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67081]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “Malachi and the Latter Days.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 307–21. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67082]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Riddle, Chauncey C. “Justification, Ancient and Modern.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 323–42. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67083]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:42
Flinders, Neil J., and Paul Wangemann. “Ancient Hebrew ‘Psychology’: A Radical Option for Educators in the Latter Days.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 343–56. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
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The implications of ancient Hebrew psychology including the divine origin of man and the responsibility for one’s actions

ID = [67084]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:42
Seely, David Rolph. “The Restoration as Covenant Renewal.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 357–80. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67085]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:42
Underwood, Grant. “Joseph Smith’s Use of the Old Testament.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 381–414. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67086]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:42
Millet, Robert L. “The Brass Plates: An Inspired and Expanded Version of the Old Testament.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 415–43. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67087]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:42
Matthews, Robert J. “The Old Testament: A Voice from the Past and a Witness for the Lord Jesus Christ.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 445–59. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
ID = [67088]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:42
Seely, David Rolph, and Erica L. Holland. “Old Testament Bibliography: Latter-day Saint Publications, 1997–2005.” BYU Studies 45, no. 1 (2006): 143-171.
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This is a continuation of the comprehensive bibliography of LDS writings on the Old Testament published in BYU Studies 37, no. 2 (1997–98), available at byustudies.byu.edu. This bibliography includes publications from 1997 to the end of 2005 as well as a few older publications that were not included in the first bibliography. Since that bibliography, there has been a Sperry Symposium dedicated to the Old Testament; all of those printed proceedings (Covenants, Prophecies, and Hymns of the Old Testament) are included in this bibliography. Published in 2005 is the volume Sperry Symposium Classics, a collection of papers from previous symposia; since many of those articles were revised for the 2005 volume, they are included here. Also relevant to the Old Testament is a volume published by FARMS entitled Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem. Of note but not included in this bibliography because of space considerations are the many Old Testament topics discussed in encyclopedic form in The Book of Mormon Reference Companion, edited by Dennis Largely (Deseret Book, 2003).

ID = [29928]  Status = Type = bibliography  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,old-test  Size: 63884  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:43
Warner, Elisha. Old Testament Patriarchs. Salt Lake City: Max Warner, 1966.
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Contains many teachings of the Book of Mormon concerning the Old Testament patriarchs and a talk on the Book of Mormon. The author gives his view of what the Book of Mormon is and why Mormon wrote the book.

ID = [78108]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1966-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “Old Testament People and Places – Jared Ludlow.” The Interpreter Foundation website. March 14, 2018.
ID = [5453]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-03-14  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website,old-test  Size: 1293  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:05
Ball, Terry B. “Old Testament Prophets in the Book of Mormon (Lehi, Zenock, Neum, Zenos, Ezias).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 165–77. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
ID = [67133]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:42
Hilton, John, III. “Old Testament Psalms in the Book of Mormon.” In Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament (2013 Sperry Symposium), eds. David Rolph Seely, Jeffrey R. Chadwick, and Matthew J. Grey, 1–11. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
ID = [34905]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 48257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Cook, Stephen R. “Old Testament Teaching Tips.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 42–44. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
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Using the Book of Mormon as a bridge between the Old Testament and us

ID = [29856]  Status = Type = article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:43
Sorenson, John L., Gordon C. Thomasson, and Robert F. Smith. “Old World Languages in the New World.” 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; Anthropology; Language - Uto-Aztecan
ID = [66451]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Sorenson, John L. “Old World People in the New.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 248-252. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Mesoamerica
ID = [75695]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Nibley, Hugh W. “Old World Ritual in the New World.” 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.
“In the writer’s opinion, this lesson presents the most convincing evidence yet brought forth forthe authenticity of the Book of Mormon. Very likely the reader will be far from sharing this view, since the force of the evidence is cumulative and is based on extensive comparative studies which cannot be fully presented here. Still the evidence
is so good, and can be so thoroughly tested, that we present it here for the benefit of the reader who wishes to pursue the subject further.“

ID = [2054]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Talmage, James E. “Olden Scriptures and New.” Deseret News Church Section (19 July 1930): 5.
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Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon testify of Christ. Author tells of the importance and significance of the two.

ID = [79931]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1930-07-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Ricks, Stephen D. “Olive Culture in the Second Temple Era and Early Rabbinic Period.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 460-475. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Ancient Israel; Ancient Near East; Arabia; Old World; Olive
ID = [75494]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Hall, John Franklin. “The Olive in Greco-Roman Religion.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 248-261. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Olive; Religion; Symbolism
ID = [75489]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Tvedtnes, John A. “Olive Oil: Symbol of the Holy Ghost.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 427—59. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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Olive oil in anointing, washings and anointing, baptism, and the tree of life

Keywords: Holy Ghost; Olive; Olive Oil; Olive Tree; Symbolism
ID = [67903]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size: 62303  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Madsen, Truman G. “The Olive Press: A Symbol of Christ.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 1-10. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
ID = [67899]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 17310  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Olive Tree.” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 10 (October 1965): 876–77, 916–17.
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“Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust” looks at the changing attitudes of biblical scholars toward basic questions about scripture allow room for claims made by the Book of Mormon. Discusses external evidences, the primitive church, Lehi, Zenos, the olive tree, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
A comparison of the allegory of the olive tree with Hymn 10 of the Thanksgiving Hymns from Qumran.

ID = [953]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 13455  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Faulconer, James E. “The Olive Tree and the Work of God: Jacob 5 and Romans 11.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 347-366. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
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Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Gathering of Israel; Missionary Work; Olive Tree
ID = [75492]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Wells, Junius F. “Oliver Cowdery.” Improvement Era 14, no. 5 (1911): 377-394.
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This article documents the connection of Oliver Cowdery with the Prophet Joseph Smith and the translation of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation, Cowdery, Oliver, Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846), Three Witnesses
ID = [77047]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1911-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Hougey, Harold H. Oliver Cowdery and the Book of Mormon. Concord, CA: Pacific, 1963.
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An attempt to discredit the testimony of Oliver Cowdery, one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78109]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Skousen, Royal. “Oliver Cowdery as Book of Mormon Scribe.” In Days Never to Be Forgotten: Oliver Cowdery, ed. Alexander L. Baugh, 51–70. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
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Keywords: Church History; Cowdery; Joseph; Jr.; Oliver; Scribe; Smith
ID = [35434]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 32367  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Nielsen, C. M. “Oliver Cowdery for the Defense.” Improvement Era 46, no. 8 (1943): 464, 504.
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This article is a recital of Oliver Cowdery’s testimony of the Book of Mormon before a court in Michigan.

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Testimony, Three Witnesses
ID = [76727]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1943-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Black, Susan Easton. “Oliver Cowdery in the Doctrine and Covenants.” In Days Never to Be Forgotten: Oliver Cowdery, ed. Alexander L. Baugh. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon Translation; Church History; Cowdery; Joseph; Jr.; Oliver; Smith
ID = [35436]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,rsc-books,rsc-church-history  Size: 18970  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:33
Faulring, Scott H. “Oliver Cowdery, Book of Mormon Scribe.” In Joseph: Exploring the Life and Ministry of the Prophet, edited by Black, Susan Easton, and Andrew C. Skinner, 85-94. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
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This chapter documents Oliver’s position as the main scribe of the Book of Mormon translation in 1829.

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [82112]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,church-history  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Gunn, Stanley R. Oliver Cowdery, Second Elder and Scribe. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1962.
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Provides “an unbiased history of the life and times of Oliver Cowdery” Chapter 3 discusses Cowdery as a scribe during the translation of the Book of Mormon and chapter 5 relates his experience of viewing the gold plates.

ID = [78110]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Gunn, Stanley R. “Oliver Cowdery, Second Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” M.S. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1942.
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A biographical treatise on the life of Oliver Cowdery. Presents a discussion of Cowdery during the formative years of the LDS church and his involvement as scribe during the translation process of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79932]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1942-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Legg, Phillip R. Oliver Cowdery: The Elusive Second Elder of the Restoration. Independence, MO: Herald Publishing House, 1989.
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Gives an in-depth historical account of the life of Oliver Cowdery who was scribe for Joseph Smith as he translated the Book of Mormon, and a witness who never denied his testimony. He died at the age of 43, following years of difficulties, disappointment, and failing health. Contains Elizabeth Cowdery’s testimony that Oliver affirmed his testimony of the divinity of the book.

ID = [78111]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Arrington, Leonard J. “Oliver Cowdery’s Kirtland, Ohio, ‘Sketch Book’” Brigham Young University Studies 12, no. 4 (1972): 410-426.
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As a witness of significant events in the rise of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oliver Cowdery’s importance is superseded only by that of the Prophet Joseph Smith. With the exception of Joseph’s First Vision and the appearances of Moroni, Cowdery participated with the Prophet in the key events of the Restoration. The scope of his experiences include the translation of the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the Priesthood, the organization of the Church, the first extensive missionary work of the Church, and divine manifestations in the Kirtland Temple. The youngest of eight children, Oliver Cowdery was born 3 October 1806 in Wells, Rutland County, Vermont. In 1825 he moved to New York, where he worked successively as a clerk in a general store, as a blacksmith, and as a farmer. In 1828 he entered the teaching profession in Manchester, New York, where he first became acquainted with the religious claims of Joseph Smith. His entry into the mainstream of Mormon history occurred in April 1829 when he traveled to Harmony, Pennsylvania, to meet Joseph Smith, who was engaged in the translation of the Book of Mormon. Cowdery assisted Joseph as a scribe during the translation of the major part of that work, and his name appears in the Book of Mormon as one of the witnesses to the reliability of the claims of Joseph Smith regarding its origin and method of translation.

Keywords: Cowdery; Early Church History; Kirtland; Ohio; Oliver; Recordkeeping
ID = [9552]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1972-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 1403  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:07
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Oliver Cowdery’s Non-Mormon Reputation.” Improvement Era 71, no. 8 (August 1968): 18-26.
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Review of Oliver Cowdery’s life and accomplishments in the years following his excommunication until his death. Deals specifically with his reputation among associates.

ID = [81292]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-08-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Oliver Cowdery’s Voice in Modem Scripture: Priesthood Restoration, Book of Mormon, and Articles of Faith.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, June 7, 1997. This is a transcript of an address given 7 June 1997 at the Ancient Scriptures and the Restoration conference cosponsored by FARMS and the Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History.
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Oliver Cowdery’s records border on scripture. His supplementary testimonies are of the same eyewitness quality as the Joseph Smith references that have entered the standard works. Much of Cowdery’s thinking and writing was modified and polished to a scriptural level by Joseph Smith.

Keywords: Church History; Book of Mormon Witnesses
ID = [8573]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-06-07  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Dibble, Charles E. “The Olmeca Influence in Ancient America.” Improvement Era 45, no. 1 (1942): 6.
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A series of brief comments in which the author presents archaeological findings, architectural notes, and myths and legends that deal indirectly with the Book of Mormon. Dibble discusses the wheel, ancient irrigation methods, metals, Mexican and Mayan codices, Quetzalcoatl, ancient buildings, and numerous other related items. The eighth part covers the Olmecs.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Archaeology, Native Americans – Olmec
ID = [77155]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Dobson, J. Laverd, and J. D. Dobson. Omni. Salt Lake City: Dobson Family, 1980.
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An extensive discussion of the book of Omni. Examines the personalities, geography, and plates of Omni, and presents charts and illustrations.

ID = [78112]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Hardy, Grant R. “Omni.” In The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, ed. Grant Hardy. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [37209]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:47
Paulsen, David L. “Omnipotent God; Omnipresence of God; Omniscience of God.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: God, Omnipotent, Omnipresence, Omniscience
ID = [74845]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 2369  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:05
Terry, Roger K. “The Omniscience of God.” Religious Educator Vol. 7 no. 2 (2006).
ID = [38608]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2006-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 20156  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:57
Peterson, Daniel C., Matthew P. Roper, and William J. Hamblin. “On Alma 7:10 and the Birthplace of Jesus Christ.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995.
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This paper is part of a series of F.A.R.M.S. papers intended to give clear, concise answers to criticisms that have been raised against the Book of Mormon. As can be seen in the footnotes, much is owed to previous researchers who have addressed these criticisms. The foundation wishes to thank Matthew Roper for his help in gathering and summarizing large portions of the raw material for this series of papers. The authors wish to thank Robert Durocher for his help with this paper.

ID = [8562]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,peterson  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Bokovoy, David E. “On Christ and Covenants: An LDS Reading of Isaiah’s Prophetic Call.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 3 no. 1 (2011).
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This article illustrates that for Latter-day Saints, the Book of Mormon can function as an interpretive guide to Isaiah’s writings. The analysis explores some ways in which the Book of Mormon can aid in identifying textual meaning in the story of Isaiah’s prophetic commission, especially on the topic of Christ and covenants. Lehi’s call narrative in the Book of Mormon shares much in common with Isaiah 6. Based on analogy with Lehi’s comparable dream, LDS readers can connect the seraph that interacts personally with Isaiah to Jesus Christ—that is, the Being with great luster who descends out of heaven to meet with the Book of Mormon prophet.

ID = [7027]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-sba,old-test  Size: 47978  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Roper, Matthew P. “On Cynics and Swords.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): 146-158.
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Review of ?Of Cities and Swords: The Impossible Task of Mormon Apologetics? (1996), by James White

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Apologetics; Criticism; Macuahuitl; Metallurgy; Sword; Sword of Laban; Weaponry
ID = [267]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 28574  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Carmack, Stanford A. “On Doctrine and Covenants Language and the 1833 Plot of Zion.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 26 (2017): 297-380.
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Abstract: Contrary to the generally accepted view, it seems likely that much of the wording of the Doctrine and Covenants was transmitted to Joseph Smith as part of the revelatory process. Apparent bad grammar and a limited reading of “after the manner of their language” (D&C 1:24) have led to the received view that “the language of the revelations was Joseph Smith’s.”
This judgment, however, is probably inaccurate. Abundant cases of archaic forms and structures, sometimes overlapping with Book of Mormon usage, argue for a different interpretation of “after the manner of their language.” Scholars have chosen, for the most part, to disregard the implications of a large amount of complex, archaic, well-formed language found in both scriptural texts. As for the 1833 Plot of Zion, transmitted words in Doctrine and Covenants revelations, a key statement by Frederick G. Williams, and a small but significant amount of internal archaic usage mean that the layout, dimensions, and even some language of the city plat were specifically revealed as well.

ID = [3683]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,interpreter-journal  Size: 64800  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Reynolds, Noel B. “On Doubting Nephi’s Break Between 1 and 2 Nephi: A Critique of Joseph Spencer’s An Other Testament: On typology.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 25 (2017): 85-102.
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Abstract: In 2012 Joseph Spencer published an analysis of 1st and 2nd Nephi that interprets a phrase in 1 Nephi 19:5 as implying the true break in Nephi’s writings is not between the two scriptural books we now use but rather to be found at the end of 2 Nephi 5 and that the spiritual core (the “more sacred part”) of the small plates is in 2 Nephi chapters 6–30. In this essay I have mobilized several arguments from the canons of literary interpretation and basics of the Hebrew language to demonstrate that this starting point for Spencer’s interpretation of Nephi’s writings is seriously flawed.
[Editor’s Note: This paper repeatedly refers to three passages in which Nephi distinguishes his large and small plates projects. For convenience, the version of those passages from the Critical Text Project are fully provided in Appendix 1.].

ID = [3689]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 44344  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Barney, Kevin L. “On Elkenah as Canaanite El.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 1 (2010): 22-35.
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Many easily recognizable Hebrew words and names can be found in the Book of Abraham. One name that hasn’t had a concrete meaning attached to it, however, is Elkenah. In this article, Barney addresses whether Elkenah is a person, place, or name; what its possible linguistic structures are; and what it might mean. Most importantly, Barney links Elkenah with the Canaanite god El and the attending cult—a cult that practiced human sacrifice. This has significant ramifications for the Book of Abraham, which has been criticized for its inclusion of human sacrifice. Assuming a northern location for the city Ur and taking Elkenah as the Canaanite El resolve the issue of child sacrifice in the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Abraham; Elkenah; Language - Hebrew; Name; Onomastics; Pearl of Great Price
ID = [3246]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 59542  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Ricks, Stephen D. “On Lehi’s Trail: Nahom, Ishmael’s Burial Place.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 1 (2011): 66-68.
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Nahom, a proper name given as the burial place of Ishmael in 1 Nephi 16:34, compellingly correlates archaeologically, geographically, and historically to the site of Nehem on the Arabian peninsula. However, as this article exhibits, some of the linguistic and etymological evidence given to connect the Book of Mormon Nahom to the Arabian Nehem is somewhat problematic.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Ishmael; Language; Lehi’s Trail; Nahom
ID = [3262]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 12132  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Boylan, Robert S. “On Not Understanding the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 181-189.
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Review of Ross Anderson. Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Quick Christian Guide to the Mormon Holy Book.

Keywords: Anachronisms; Ancient Near East; Arabia; Archaeology; Criticism; Literary Style
ID = [646]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 21642  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Wells, Junius F. “On Proving the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 81, no. 42 (16 October 1919): 664-66.
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The manner in which individuals prove the Book of Mormon to be true is by applying Moroni’s promise (Moroni 10:3-5)—by praying to God in the name of Jesus, having faith and a sincere heart.

ID = [81371]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1919-10-16  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Spencer, Joseph M. “On Signifiers and Signified: Terryl Givens and Twenty-First-Century Book of Mormon Studies.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 31 (2022): 56-74.
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“What I hope to accomplish in a few pages here is relatively simple. My aim is simply to make transparent the stakes of, the argument for, and the motivations behind the best-known claim that Terryl L. Givens makes in his breathtakingly brilliant 2002 book By the Hand of Mormon. I have reference here to the following lines, often quoted: ’Looking at the Book of Mormon in terms of its early uses and reception, it becomes clear that this American scripture has exerted influence within the church and reaction outside the church not primarily by virtue of its substance, but rather by virtue of its manner of appearing, not on the merits of what it says, but what it enacts. Put slightly differently, the history of the Book of Mormon’s place in Mormonism and American religion generally has always been more connected to its status as signifier than signified, or its role as a sacred sign rather than its function as persuasive theology.’ These lines are intrinsically interesting—which I think accounts for them having become the ones for which Givens’s book is best known. But what ultimately motivates my interest in them here is less the particular provocation they contain (although I’ll have much to say about that as I go along!) than the fact that they form part of the core argument of a book that, by all accounts, fashioned a field. By the Hand of Mormon, now twenty years old, more or less singlehanded created the discipline of Book of Mormon studies as we know it today. That’s more than enough reason to return to the promise of its provocations.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon; Mormon Studies (academic discipline); Mormon literature; Mormon thought
ID = [81950]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
B., S. A. “On Solomon Spaulding Story.” Saints’ Herald 65 (28 August 1918): 834.
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Suggests that after thirty-two years no further evidence has come to light to prove the theory that the Spaulding manuscript was the basis for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79933]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-08-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Penman, W. “On the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 55 (1 January 1908): 8-9.
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The Book of Mormon peoples had portions of the Bible. The Jesuits who came to the New World burned many books and it is possible they contained portions of the Bible handed down by Native Americans. The Book of Mormon has warnings for the United States—Ether 1:4; 3 Nephi 9:12; Ether 3:13.

ID = [79934]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1908-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Pratt, Orson. “On the Book of Mormon—Destiny of the Kingdom of God and the Saints.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 21. 1881, 128–136.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, September 7, 1879. Reported By: John Irvine.

ID = [29410]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1879-09-07  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 29979  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:41
Spencer, Joseph M. “On the Dating of Moroni 8-9.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 22 (2016): 131-148.
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Abstract: Students of the Book of Mormon who have attempted to establish a rough (internal) date for the composition of Mormon’s two letters in Moroni 8–9 have come to different and inconsistent conclusions. Nonetheless, there seems to be evidence enough from the text to arrive at reasonably certain conclusions as to when the letters are supposed to have originated. At the same time, the fact that the text never bothers to state the exact circumstances under which the letters were produced is theologically suggestive. What might be the interpretive and especially theological implications that follow from the establishment of rough dates for the letters? This essay argues from textual evidence that the reader should understand the two letters to have been written at rather different times: Moroni 8 in the years 345–50, and Moroni 9 in the years 375–80. It then draws interpretive and theological conclusions about the import of these dates: principally that Moroni’s inclusion of the letters forces readers to recognize that Mormon’s history is inventive and theologically motivated.

ID = [3725]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 45921  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Skousen, Royal. “On the Importance of the Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.” In Steadfast in Defense of Faith: Essays in Honor of Daniel C. Peterson, eds. Ricks, Shirley S., Stephen D. Ricks, and Louis C. Midgley. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2023.
ID = [77302]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-08-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Handley, George B. “On the Moral Risks of Reading Scripture.” In Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah: 2 Nephi 26-27, edited by Spencer, Joseph M., and Webb, Jenny. Sheffield, UK: Salt Press, 2016.
ID = [81838]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Ensign. “‘On the Morrow Come I into the World’— The Book of Mormon Christmas Story.” Ensign December 1986.
ID = [47893]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7499  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:58
Peterson, Daniel C. “On the New World Archaeological Foundation.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): 221-233.
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Some critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have claimed that the church has funded several failed archaeological expeditions in an effort to prove the veracity of the Book of Mormon. As Daniel C. Peterson points out, however, such excursions have not been failures. On the contrary, they have produced significant evidence to support the Book of Mormon, and there is still more to be discovered.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Mesoamerica
ID = [469]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 28744  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Szink, Terrence L., and John W. Welch. “On the Right or Left: Benjamin and the Scapegoat.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 107-109. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; Law of Moses; Laws; Legal
ID = [75667]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 4755  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Christensen, Ross T. “On the Study of Archaeology by Latter-day Saints.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 64 (January 1960): 1-6.
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Latter-day Saints should be trained and active because we have “with archaeology and the Book of Mormon the one instance in the history of the world . . . in which it is possible to put a decisive scientiic test to the key foundation stone of a major religious system” Archaeologists ought, moreover, to be interested in the Book of Mormon for what it potentially can tell them.

ID = [79935]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Brown, S. Kent, and Peter N. Johnson, eds. “On the Trail with Journey of Faith.” In Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land
ID = [75519]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Reese, C. Shane. “On the Uniqueness of BYU.” University Conference, Brigham Young University, August 23, 2021.
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I invite you to take opportunities in department and college councils to counsel together about ways in which you might help all members of the BYU campus community feel a greater sense of belonging.

Keywords: BYU
ID = [70243]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-23  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Spencer, Joseph M. “On Things Still to Come: Whole-Book Readings of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 32 (2023): 116-137.
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“These [comprehensiveness, materiality, strength, and reach], then, are the four criteria that I think might help decide whether a reading of the Book of Mormon rises to the level of a whole-book reading at all (the frist two criteria, both yes-or-no sorts of issues), and of whether a reading has the kind of gravity necessary to trigger a genuine transformation of the field of Book of Mormon studies (the last two criteria, both matters of judging where a project might fall on a spectrum of possibilities). If an aspiring whole-book reading of the Book of Mormon arises soon that proves able to satisfy the first two criteria and to sufficiently satisfy the last two criteria, then I suspect we will have witnessed the beginning of a new era in Book of Mormon studies. Such an era would be more polemical in nature than the past couple of decades have been, but, I suspect, polemical in a productive rather than a destructive fashion. All the kinds of studies that have been produced during the past two decades-- and even before that, all throughout the second half of the twentieth century-- can and should, of course, continue. But I sincerely hope they will find their places on a terrain that has been seismically altered by the emergence of something new: a compelling reading of the whole of the Book of Mormon.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Study; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon
ID = [81958]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Hilton, John L. “On Verifying Book of Mormon Wordprints/Authors.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship; Stylometry; Wordprint
ID = [8398]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Hilton, John L. “On Verifying Wordprint Studies: Book of Mormon Authorship.” BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (1990): 89.
ID = [10103]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 1553  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:12
Hilton, John L. “On Verifying Wordprint Studies: Book of Mormon Authorship.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 225-253. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship; Stylometry; Wordprint
ID = [75473]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Sorenson, John L. “Once More: The Horse.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Horses
ID = [66469]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. “One by One: The Fifth Gospel’s Model of Service.” In The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9–30, This Is My Gospel, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993.
ID = [36744]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 21069  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Ferguson, Thomas Stuart. One Fold and One Shepherd. San Francisco: Book of California, 1958.
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Comparisons are made between the stories and claims of the Book of Mormon and ancient American myths, legends, and archaeological finds. Includes a discussion of Quetzalcoatl.

ID = [78113]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1958-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Drummond, Peggy Ann. “One Good Conversion Deserves Another.” New Era 5 (March 1975): 43.
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A story of a girl who was converted by the Book of Mormon and she in turn helped convert ten other people.

ID = [79936]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Scharffs, Horst. “One Hundred Pounds of Potatoes.” Ensign, July 1989.
ID = [49133]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2398  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:10
Bown, M. D. “One Hundred Similarities Between the Book of Mormon and the Spaulding Manuscript.” n.p., 1937.
ID = [77257]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1937-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Talmage, James E. “One Hundred Years Ago Today.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 89, no. 38 (22 September 1927): 600-603.
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Recalls the coming forth of the Book of Mormon through Moroni, the Nephite prophet who appeared as an angel to Joseph Smith. Emphasizes that the Book of Mormon “stands as an independent witness of Jesus the Christ as the Son of the Eternal Father, and as the Redeemer”

ID = [81398]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-22  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Roberts, B. H. “One More Ray of Light.” Deseret News Church Section (24 December 1927): 6.
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2 Nephi 2:24-25 constitutes a great message to the world. The only way to obtain perfect wisdom is from perfect knowledge.

ID = [79937]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1927-12-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Doxey, Roy W. “One of Joseph Smith’s Contributions—Translation of the Book of Mormon.” Relief Society Magazine 56 (November 1969): 857-62.
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The Book of Mormon is a witness to the Bible’s truthfulness, proclaims the reality of Christ’s resurrection, imparts and clarifies gospel truths, and is an instrument for salvation. Having faith in the Book of Mormon increases faith in Christ.

ID = [79938]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Carter, K. Codell, and Christopher B. Isaac. “One Response to a Singularly Worthless Genre.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 114-117.
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Review of Refuting the Critics: Evidences of the Book of Mormon's Authenticity (1993), by Michael T. Griffiths

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Apologetics; Criticism
ID = [183]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 10185  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Tvedtnes, John A. “One Small Step.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): Article 12.
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Review of Francis J. Beckwith, Carl Mosser, and Paul Owen. “Introductory Essay”; Thomas J. Finley. “Does the Book of Mormon Reflect an Ancient Near Eastern Background”; and David J. Shepherd. “Rendering Fiction: Translation, Pseudotranslation, and the Book of Mormon.” In The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement.

ID = [429]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 121902  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Ensign, Kathy. “One Thing I Remember from the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, Kathy New Era 7 (May 1977): 41.
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A young woman was touched by Alma 34:28 as she read it to a group of deaf visitors to Temple Square who had requested that she read it. It speaks of those who turn away the needy and warns that their prayers are in vain.

ID = [79939]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Gabbott, Mabel Jones. “One Thousand and Five.” Children’s Friend 62 (March 1963): 16-17.
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A story for children about the Anti-Nephi-Lehies and the 1005 that were killed by the Lamanites after they had taken an oath not to take up weapons against their brethren.

ID = [79940]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Gray, Wallace F. “One Thousand Eight Hundred Non-LDS at Symposiums in California.” Church News52 (31 July 1982): 3.
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At several different symposiums on the Book of Mormon, General Authorities stressed the purpose of the Book of Mormon as a co-witness with the Bible. The Book of Mormon is the “Church’s greatest missionary tool”

ID = [79941]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1982-07-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Dias, Laurence C. The One True God Revealed: An Address to All Believers in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Erie, PA: Church of Jesus Christ, 1956.
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Maintains that the Book of Mormon is true but that some who believe in it have drifted from its teachings. Presents a compilation of biblical passages in conjunction with Book of Mormon passages to show that God and the Lord are one and the same God—Jesus Christ, there is no other.

ID = [78609]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Stevenson, Gary E. “The Ongoing Restoration.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, August 20, 2019.
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The Book of Mormon is the engine that powers conversion and a change of heart, leading us closer to Jesus Christ.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Church Organization; Joseph Smith; Restoration; Collection: Joseph Smith the Prophet; Podcast: Come; Follow Me; Podcast: Joseph Smith; Podcast: Recent Speeches
ID = [70166]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-20  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Millet, Robert L. “The Only Sure Foundation.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According To Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 15–38. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36797]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 45618  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Bowen, Matthew L. “Onomastic Wordplay on Joseph and Benjamin and Gezera Shawa in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 18 (2016): 255-273.
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Abstract: The Book of Mormon contains several quotations from the Hebrew Bible that have been juxtaposed on the basis of shared words or phrases, this for the purpose of interpreting the cited scriptural passages in light of one another. This exegetical technique — one that Jesus himself used — came to be known in later rabbinic times as Gezera Shawa (“equal statute”). In several additional instances, the use of Gezera Shawa converges with onomastic wordplay. Nephi uses a Gezera Shawa involving Isaiah 11:11 and Isaiah 29:14 twice on the basis of the yāsap verb forms yôsîp/yôsīp (2 Nephi 25:17 and quoting the Lord in 2 Nephi 29:1) to create a stunning wordplay on the name “Joseph.” In another instance, King Benjamin uses Gezera Shawa involving Psalm 2:7, 2 Samuel 7:14, and Deuteronomy 14:1 (1–2) on the basis of the Hebrew noun bēn (“son”; plural bānîm, bānôt, “sons” and “daughters”) on which to build a rhetorical wordplay on his own name. This second wordplay, which further alludes to Psalm 110:1 on account of the noun yāmin (“right hand”), was ready-made for his temple audience who, on the occasion of Mosiah’s coronation, were receiving their own “endowment” to become “sons” and “daughters” at God’s “right hand.” The use of Gezera Shawa was often christological — e.g., Jacob’s Gezera Shawa on (“stone”) in Jacob 4:15–17 and Alma’s Gezera Shawa on Zenos’s and Zenock’s phrase “because of thy Son” in Alma 33:11–16 (see Alma 33:4 17). Taken together, these examples suggest that we should pay more attention to scripture’s use of scripture and, in particular, the use of this exegetical practice. In doing so, we will better discern the messages intended by ancient prophets whose words the Book of Mormon preserves.

ID = [4409]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 49682  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:57
Snell, James, ed. An Open Book: The Book of Mormon. 37 issues. Kansas City: Snell’s Print Shop, 1970-1982.
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In answer to a question concerning Doctrine and Covenants 10, the author answers that the small plates of Nephi were not translated before June 1829, after the 116 pages were lost.

ID = [77530]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Fenton, Elizabeth. “Open Canons: Sacred History and American History in The Book of Mormon.” J19 : The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 1, no. 2 (2013): 339-361.
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This essay examines Joseph Smith’s 1830 publication, The Book of Mormon, within the context of early nineteenth-century efforts to produce and preserve documents relating to the history of the United States. The essay argues that Smith’s book poses a challenge to contemporary notions of history by destabilizing the idea of an ur-text through its manipulations of biblical stories and depictions of its own, fraught manuscript history. Ultimately, the essay concludes the Book of Mormon’s presentation of textual inadequacy, redundancy, and confusion serve its larger goal of revising Anglo-Protestant accounts of American history. Smith’s work presents readers with an image of Puritan settlers as destroyers rather than builders of “a city on a hill,” complicating nineteenth-century understandings of providential history and subsuming Protestantism into an alternate story of American Christianity.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, manuscripts; Comparative religion, Protestantism; Book of Mormon, American setting; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [82060]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Packer, Athol B. An Open Door. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1959.
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A book designed for RLDS pedagogy. Two chapters discuss the contents of the Book of Mormon and claim that it supports the Bible and is sustained by archaeological evidence.

ID = [77531]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1959-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Ensign. “Open Houses Introduce Eastern Armenian Book of Mormon.” Ensign October 2001.
ID = [54972]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2001-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4238  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:29
McKeever, Bill. An Open Letter to All Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. El Cajon, CA: Mormonism Research Ministry, 198?.
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A polemical letter written against LDS doctrines and teachings. The Book of Mormon is supposed to contain the fullness of the gospel yet does not discuss proxy baptism or celestial marriage. The Book of Mormon condemns the doctrine of a second chance, thereby vitiating the need for baptism for the dead.

ID = [77532]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Sorenson, John L. “An Open Letter to Dr. Michael Coe.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 1 (2012): 91-109.
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Abstract: In August 2011 John Dehlin conducted a three-part interview with famed Mesoamericanist Michael Coe. Dehlin operates the podcast series Mormon Stories, which features interviews discussing the faith and culture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This article examines a large number of dubious claims made in those interviews, providing clarifications, responses, and references to numerous sources dealing with those issues. Much more detail will be forthcoming in Dr. Sorenson’s new book, Mormon’s Codex.

ID = [4393]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,sorenson  Size: 37761  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:57
Warner, C. Terry. “Open Letter to Students: On Having Faith and Thinking for Yourself.” New Era 1, no. 11 (1971): 14-19.
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A person’s knowledge, says the author, is not like a picture of reality: instead, it is like a map, and maps come in different types—and they never show everything.

Keywords: Alma the Younger, Evidence, Faith, Knowledge, Korihor
ID = [76593]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1971-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Warner, C. Terry. “An Open Letter to Students: On Having Faith and Thinking for Yourself.” New Era 1 (November 1971): 14-19.
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Uses the story of Alma and Korihor to teach about faith and reasoning.

ID = [79013]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1971-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Mayer, Eduard. “Open Your Book of Mormon.” Ensign, September 2014.
ID = [60720]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2014-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2328  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:53
“Opening Book of Mormon Opens Heavens.” Church News 58 (18 June 1988): 7.
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President Benson’s emphasis on the Book of Mormon is making a difference because people are becoming interested and getting exited about it.

ID = [79942]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-06-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Madsen, Ann N., and Shon D. Hopkin. Opening Isaiah: A Harmony. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Winner of the Harvey Black and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication Award (Gospel Scholarship in Ancient Scripture), Opening Isaiah provides what has never before been provided to Latter-day Saints. It brings all important versions of Isaiah—King James, Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith Translation, Dead Sea Scrolls, and the modern New Revised Standard Version—into comparison for readers to help them clearly see the similarities and differences in each one. Readers can thus study Isaiah’s writings with a focus on the inspired texts themselves. In addition to beautiful maps that guide the reader through the geography of Isaiah’s day, the editors have carefully provided guidance in footnotes to untangle difficult passages, point to important symbolism, and reveal historical context. This book may become the most important resource on Isaiah you will ever purchase. ISBN 978-1-9443-9430-1

ID = [33204]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:38
Welch, John W., ed. Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820–1844 (Second Edition). Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2011.
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Joseph Smith had only one request of the publisher of the Chicago Democrat, to whom he directed his now-famous Wentworth Letter: All that I shall ask at his hands, is, that he publish the account entire, ungarnished, and without misrepresentation. Since 1959, BYU Studies has been a premier publisher of primary historical documents in LDS Church history. Continuing this tradition, Opening the Heavens gathers in one place the key historical collections documenting divine manifestations from 1820 to 1844. Gathered here are the historical documents concerning the First Vision, the translation of the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the priesthood, the many visions of Joseph Smith, the outpouring of keys at the Kirtland Temple, and the mantle of Joseph Smith passing to Brigham Young. Each collection of documents is preceded by a chapter explaining the event. As you read the accounts of divine manifestations in Opening the Heavens, the truth of the Restoration events becomes clearer. The original, eyewitness accounts will endure for generations, making this one of the most persuasive and influential Church history books you may ever read or own. Many new historical resources have become available since the first edition of Opening the Heavens. Newly discovered testimonies have been added to this second edition, and footnotes cite sources recently made available by the Joseph Smith Papers Project. This valuable collection offers remarkable access to the earliest historical sources. The ebook version of the second edition includes live links to online resources that contain images of original documents and information about their creation.

ID = [75323]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,church-history,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Hunt, C. J. “The Opinions of Sixty Prominent Ministers, Journalists, and Historians on Prehistoric Civilization in America—The Book of Mormon Needed.” Saints’ Herald 52 (30 August 1905): 830-33.
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Prominent men were questioned concerning a book that tells of ancient American history. Their answers ranged from “I know of no such book” to archaeological referrals. The author concludes that a prayerful reading of the Book of Mormon will give “knowledge and wisdom on historical, doctrinal, and inspirational matters that cannot be obtained elsewhere”

ID = [80583]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-08-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Hunt, C. J. The Opinions of Sixty-five Leading Ministers and Bible Commentators on Isaiah 29:11-24 and Ezekiel 37:15-20. Lamoni, IA: RLDS, 1900.
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Many LDS authors hold that Isaiah 29:11-24 and Ezekiel 37:15-20 have reference to the Book of Mormon. Non-LDS biblical commentators have a different view of these verses.

ID = [78610]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1900-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Hart, John L. “Opportunity Ahead: ‘Raise Sights High’” Church News 54 (24 June 1984): 6.
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President Ezra Taft Benson urged mission presidents and missionaries at the Missionary Training Center to more effectively use the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79943]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1984-06-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Improvement Era. “Opposition to the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 1, no. 7, November 1840, 185-187.
ID = [75400]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1840-11-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Improvement Era. “Opposition to the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 1, no. 10, February 1841, 263-4.
ID = [75401]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1841-02-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Asay, Carlos E. “Opposition to the Work of God.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1981.
ID = [14832]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1981-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 9851  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:09
Asay, Carlos E. “Opposition to the Work of God.” Ensign, November 1981.
ID = [45609]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11698  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:37
Wilks, T. Jeffrey. “Optimism and Joy in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, September 25, 2012.
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When you’re sitting there wondering if you can stand back up again, remember that sometimes the test is not about overcoming but about whether we will keep trying no matter how hard things seem to be. Never give up. Do all things cheerfully that lie in your power, and then stand still with the assurance that God will help you.

Keywords: Attitude; Joy
ID = [69845]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2012-09-25  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:04
Gardner, Brant A. “Oral Creation and the Dictation of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 191-206.
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Review of William L. Davis, Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020). 250 pages with index. $90.00 (hardback), $29.95 (paperback).
Abstract: Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon introduces a new perspective in the examination of the construction of the Book of Mormon. With an important introduction to the elements of early American extemporaneous speaking, Davis applies some of those concepts to the Book of Mormon and suggests that there are elements of the organizational principles of extemporaneous preaching that can be seen in the Book of Mormon. This, therefore, suggests that the Book of Mormon was the result of extensive background work that was presented to the scribe as an extended oral performance.

ID = [3485]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 39045  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Mitchell, Michelle. “Ordeal by Water.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1983.
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Submitting oneself to an ordeal was viewed in several ancient legal systems as a means of seeking a divine dispensation of judgment. The idea that justice will prevail in a contest between good and evil survives in the spontaneous schoolyard ordeal: “Cheaters never prosper” chant the children who win the replay after a dispute over whether the original ball was fair or foul. Piaget found that young children often believe that natural events are punishment for moral transgressions, while teenagers discard the idea of immanent justice in favor of mechanical chance.
Nearly every society has, at some time in its development, made formal use of the ordeal to test guilt and innocence, and nearly every society has used water as one of the mediums to reveal the truth--God’s judgment. This study examines the common elements of water ordeals in secular and scriptural contexts. An overview of trials by water is followed by specific analysis of water ordeals in the Near East generally, which in turn serves as background for detailing the literal and metaphorical water ordeals in the Old Testament, New Testament and Book of Mormon.

ID = [8542]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Williams, Camille Stilson, and Donna Lee Bowen. “Ordinary People in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, January 1992.
ID = [50338]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11035  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:50
Carter, Charles W. Organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Their Belief. Also the Life and History of Their Prophet, Seer and Revelator, Joseph Smith, During His Brief Life of 38 1/2 Years. Salt Lake City: Utah Lithography, n.d.
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Chapters 2 through 7 pertain to the Book of Mormon. Sets forth the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, including angel Moroni’s visit, its translation and publication. Contains a description of the gold plates and testimonies of Church leaders. Rejects the Spaulding story. Writes concerning the room inside of the Hill Cumorah that was illed with plates and writings.

ID = [78114]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Barber, John. “Oriental Enigma.” Biblical Archaeology Review 16 (1990): 83—95.
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There is strong evidence in support of transpacific crossings 1000 years before Columbus. Diverse evidences come from the study of metallurgy, agriculture, and parasitology. The Mayan calendar shows connections between the Mayan and the Hebrew and Greek alphabets.

ID = [79944]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
“Origin and History of the Mormonites.” English Review (November 1850): 400-419.
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This polemical article uses extracts from Joseph Smith’s own writings, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Book of Mormon combined with other sources to conclude that Joseph Smith was deluded. The Book of Mormon originated with the Spaulding manuscript, which Sidney Rigdon is purported to have stolen, altered, and embellished.

ID = [79945]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1850-11-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Petersen, Mark E. “Origin and Plight of Indians.” In Book of Mormon Talks by General Authorities, 140-42. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1990.
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All the peoples of the Americas shared a common belief in the visitation of a white God who taught them and ministered to them. The names differed—Quetzalcoatl, Votan, Gucumatz, Verachoeha, Sume, Kon-tiki, Kukulcan—but he was the same God, Jesus Christ, whose appearance is recorded in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81077]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Halverson, Taylor. “The Origin and Purpose of the Book of Mormon Phrase ‘If Ye Keep My Commandments Ye Shall Prosper in the Land’” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 46 (2021): 201-208.
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Abstract: We are told in the Title Page of the Book of Mormon that the Book of Mormon was revealed in our day “to show unto the remnant of the house of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever.” Hence, the covenantal context, structure, and logic of the Book of Mormon demand further consideration, exploration, and elucidation. A prosperous starting point is the phrase “If ye keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land.” This covenantal phrase is used throughout the Book of Mormon as a summary of the theological logic of the suzerain-vassal treaty covenant type in which God sought to secure the fidelity of his people, who would receive in exchange continued prosperity in His appointed promised lands.

ID = [3388]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 17018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Gibson, George Rutledge. “The Origin of a Great Delusion.” The New Princeton Review2 (September 1886): 203-22.
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The author considers Mormon theology “stupid and retrogressive” and the Book of Mormon to be “dull and prolix in the extreme” After a brief review of the Book of Mormon narrative the author notes the allegedly anachronistic use of King James English and New Testament ideas. The Spaulding theory is evaluated based upon the recent discovery of the manuscript by James Harris Fairchild. The author notes the dissimilarities between the two documents and concludes that Spaulding played no part in the origin of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80584]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1886-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Richards, Franklin D. “Origin of American Aborigines.” Contributor 17 (May 1896): 425-28.
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The prophet Joseph Smith taught in the Nauvoo House concerning the stick of Joseph, Ephraim, and Manasseh. Lehi was of the family of Manasseh and Ishmael and his family were of the house of Ephraim. The one hundred sixteen lost pages of the Book of Mormon contained a clear account of Ishmael’s ancestry. That is the reason, the prophet said, that no mention of Ishmael’s genealogy is in the Book of Mormon. Richards discusses the marriage relationships and union of the families. Lehi’s sons married Ishmael’s daughters thus combining the two tribes. Richards writes that this fulfills the prophecy in Genesis 48:20 that Ephraim and Manasseh together should become a multitude of nations.

ID = [79946]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1896-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Richards, Franklin D. “Origin of American Aborigines.” The Contributor 17, no. 7 (1896): 425-428.
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The prophet Joseph Smith taught in the Nauvoo House concerning the stick of Joseph, Ephraim, and Manasseh. Lehi was of the family of Manasseh and Ishmael and his family were of the house of Ephraim. The one hundred sixteen lost pages of the Book of Mormon contained a clear account of Ishmael’s ancestry. That is the reason, the prophet said, that no mention of Ishmael’s genealogy is in the Book of Mormon. Richards discusses the marriage relationships and union of the families. Lehi’s sons married Ishmael’s daughters thus combining the two tribes. Richards writes that this fulfills the prophecy in Genesis 48:20 that Ephraim and Manasseh togEther should become a multitude of nations.

Keywords: Ephraim (Tribe), Genealogy, Ishmael, Lost 116 Pages, Manasseh (Tribe)
ID = [76027]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1896-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Richards, Franklin D. “Origin of the American Aborigines.” Liahona 14/20 (1916-1917): 305-8.
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The prophet Joseph Smith taught in the Nauvoo House concerning the stick of Joseph, Ephraim, and Manasseh. Lehi was of the family of Manasseh and Ishmael and his family were of the house of Ephraim. The one hundred sixteen lost pages of the Book of Mormon contained a clear account of Ishmael’s ancestry. That is the reason, the prophet said, that no mention of Ishmael’s genealogy is in the Book of Mormon. Richards discusses the marriage relationships and union of the families. Lehi’s sons married Ishmael’s daughters thus combining the two tribes. Richards writes that this fulfills the prophecy in Genesis 48:20 that Ephraim and Manasseh together should become a multitude of nations.

ID = [79947]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1916-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Richards, Franklin D. “Ephraim and Manasseh In America.” The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 23 (April 1932): 66- 71.
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The prophet Joseph Smith taught in the Nauvoo House concerning the stick of Joseph, Ephraim, and Manasseh. Lehi was of the family of Manasseh and Ishmael and his family were of the house of Ephraim. The one hundred sixteen lost pages of the Book of Mormon contained a clear account of Ishmael’s ancestry. That is the reason, the prophet said, that no mention of Ishmael’s genealogy is in the Book of Mormon. Richards discusses the marriage relationships and union of the families. Lehi’s sons married Ishmael’s daughters thus combining the two tribes. Richards writes that this fulfills the prophecy in Genesis 48:20 that Ephraim and Manasseh together should become a multitude of nations.

ID = [79421]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1932-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Ricks, Stephen D. “Origin of Book of Mormon Names.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
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Keywords: Name; Onomastics
ID = [32481]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Schroeder, A. Theodore. The Origin of the Book of Mormon, Re-Examined in its Relation to Spaulding’s “Manuscript Found”. Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Ministerial Association, 1901.
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Pamphlet. Provides a brief history of Solomon Spaulding and proposes that a second, re-written, Spaulding manuscript formed the basis for the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, authorship, Spaulding theory
ID = [77210]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1901-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Fowler, Melvin L. “The Origin of Corn with Relation to the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 98 (30 July 1951): 732-34.
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Questions the appearance of crops in the Book of Mormon, then discusses the “golden crop of America,” maize. Gives botanical evidence that an Asian ancestor of maize probably existed, and hybrid crossing with Old and New World crops would produce corn as found in America. Therefore, the Book of Mormon record is “possible in light of the best scientific knowledge on the subject”

ID = [80585]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1951-07-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Smith, David Asael. “Origin of the American Indian.” Deseret News Church Section (6 May 1933): 5, 7.
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Since Columbus, the world has tried to find out the origin of the American Indian. The author gives several examples of different theories written on this subject. The members of the LDS church have a true history of the American Indian and that history is the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79948]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1933-05-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Evans, William S. “The Origin of the American Indian.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 100, no. 31 (4 August 1938): 482-85.
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Studies the habits and customs of the Xlavajo Indians for forty years and concludes that the Book of Mormon represents the true explanation of their origin.

ID = [81297]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1938-08-04  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Harris, Franklin S., Jr. “Origin of the American Indians.” Deseret News (17 August 1946): 10, 12.
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Discusses the many books that attempt to prove the origin of the American Indian. He writes that the dominant view is that the Indian crossed the Bering Strait. Other contact by boat was also later made.

ID = [79949]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1946-08-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Porter, S. F. The Origin of the Book of Mormon. Chicago: National Christian Association, 1870.
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A polemical work against the Book of Mormon that advances the Spaulding theory for its origin.

ID = [78612]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1870-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Origin of the Book of Mormon. Plano, IL: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1876.
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Rebuttal to an article published in Argus

ID = [78115]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1876-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Origin of the Book of Mormon. Plano, IL: RLDS Church, 1876?.
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Argues that the Book of Mormon was not part of the Spaulding Manuscript. The fact that there were Three Witnesses to the gold plates presents an argument against the Spaulding theory for the origin of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78116]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1876-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Schroeder, A. Theodore. “The Origin of the Book of Mormon.” American Historical Magazine 1, no. 5 - 2, no. 3 (September, 1906 — May, 1907): 380-96, 518-33, 57-76, 213-30.
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Desires to demonstrate the Spaulding origin of the Book of Mormon. In spite of the rediscovery of Spaulding’s manuscript by President Fairchild, Schroeder proposes that there was a “second” Spaulding manuscript from which Joseph Smith plagiarized in writing the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80587]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1906-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Roberts, B. H. “Origin of the Book of Mormon.” American Historical Magazine 3, no. 4 - 4, no. 2 (July, 1908 — March, 1909): 441-68, 551-80, 22-44, 168-96.
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See also Roberts’s Defense of the Faith and the Saints, that stated the theory that Spaulding’s Manuscript Found was the source from which the Book of Mormon originated.

ID = [79950]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1908-07-01  Collections:  bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Rannie, Alma. “The Origin of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 96 (22 January 1949): 85-87, 91.
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Gives the background of Solomon Spaulding’s manuscript and its similarities to the Book of Mormon. Concludes that the resemblances between the two works are superficial, and that those who supported the Spaulding theory were “motivated by revenge and a determination to overthrow the church”

ID = [80588]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1949-01-22  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Jones, Byron. “The Origin of the Book of Mormon.” N.p., 197?.
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A small pamphlet, highlighting chronological events related to the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Remarks are made about the Three Witnesses and Emma Smith.

ID = [78611]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Davis, S. J. S. Origin of the Book of Mormon, together with an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Mormon Church. Louisville, KY: Pentecostal, 1899.
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A polemical work against the Book of Mormon. The author notes the common interest of many nineteenth-century Americans regarding the origins of the American Indians. He views Joseph Smith as having borrowed from the Spaulding romance and the common theories regarding Indian origins in formulating the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78117]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1899-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Origin of the First Vision.” Improvement Era 23, no. 6 (1920): 496-505.
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This article discusses how the First Vision answered many questions prevalent in the 19th century. The account of that vision agrees with the doctrine of the Church and the Book of Mormon. Those who read the Book of Mormon will know of its truthfulness and authenticity.

Keywords: Atonement, Baptism for the Dead, Church Organization, First Vision, Godhead, Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846), Proxy Work, Salvation, Theology, Vicarious Work
ID = [77168]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1920-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-fielding  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Velt, Harold Iven. “The Origin of the Hawaiians.” Saints’ Herald 87 (6 April 1940): 431-32.
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The similarities between the Hawaiian culture and the Mayas of Central America appear in the worship of a white god, Hebrew culture, and language.

ID = [80589]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1940-04-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
S. “Origin of the Indians.” Juvenile Instructor 16 (1 April 1881): 81-82.
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Gives seventeen reasons listed by Lord Kingsborough why the Indians are Israelites.

ID = [79951]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1881-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Millennial Star. “Origin of the Indians.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 64, no. 14 (3 April 1902): 213-14.
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The Tinneh Indians of Alaska “indisputably are of Asiatic origin,” a conclusion reached through language comparisons. The writer maintains that “Mexico, Central and South America contain antiquities which are highly suggestive of Egyptian origin” These could have crossed via the ancient continent of Atlantis.

ID = [81316]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1902-04-03  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Adams, John Quincy. “Origin of the Maoris.” Improvement Era 25, no. 6 (April 1922): 507-8.
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A reference to an experience of a Captain Barclay, recorded in the Australian Review of Reviews, where Barclay saw sacred stone figures on an island in New Zealand. Subsequently he saw similar figures in the Easter Islands and in Peru. This is seen by Adams as evidence that the Polynesians came from the Americas.

ID = [81268]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1922-04-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Moody, William A. “Origin of the Samoans.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 59, no. 38 (23 September 1897): 587-88.
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Argues that the Samoans originate from American shores, namely from Hagoth (Alma 63:5-8).

ID = [81014]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1897-09-23  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Winchester, Benjamin. The Origin of the Spaulding Story, Concerning the Manuscript Found. Philadelphia: Brown, 1840.
ID = [77217]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Winchester, Benjamin. The Origin of the Spaulding Story: Concerning the Manuscript Found; with a Short Biography of Or. P. Hurlburt. Philadelphia: Brown, Bicking, and Gailpert, 1840.
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Presents the story of Solomon Spaulding and his manuscript. Discusses the role of Hurlburt in the story.

ID = [78614]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Pierce, Perry Benjamin. “The Origin of the ‘Book of Mormon’” American Anthropologist 1 (October 1899): 675-94.
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A polemical article against the Book of Mormon. The author notes poor grammar in the book, reviews the Spaulding hypothesis, ridicules the idea that Joseph used a seer stone in translating the Book of Mormon, points out textual changes, and alleges that biblical plagiarism such as the Isaiah chapters and the Sermon on the Mount is present. [M R.]

ID = [80586]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1899-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Smith, Israel A. “The Origin, Purpose, and Preservation of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 98 (12 March 1951): 245-47, 254-55.
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Discusses the testimonies of the Three and Eight Witnesses, Moroni’s angelic ministrations to Joseph Smith, and the purpose of the Book of Mormon as stated by Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon itself, and other scripture. Concludes with an explanation of how the Book of Mormon has been preserved and invites the audience to examine the original manuscript kept by the RLDS church.

ID = [80590]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1951-03-12  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Tucker, Pomeroy. The Origin, Rise, and Progress of Mormonism. New York: D. Appleton, 1867.
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A polemical work that outlines the history of Joseph Smith, the publication of the Book of Mormon, and the history of the Church from an outsiders point of view. An attached appendix gives extracts from the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78615]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1867-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Buchmiller, Golden A. “An Original Book of Mormon Found.” Church News 52 (1 May 1982): 7.
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A story of how a missionary found and bought a first edition of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79014]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1982-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Jessee, Dean C. “The Original Book of Mormon Manuscript.” Brigham Young University Studies 10, no. 3 (1970): 259-274.
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While much that has been said regarding the origin of the Book of Mormon is beyond the experience of the average searcher, only as he accepts or rejects the credibility of the earliest witnesses, the existence of the book itself provides a common ground for careful investigation. But beyond this, some surviving, badly weathered fragments of the original manuscript permit a consideration of the Book of Mormon from a paleographic standpoint. It is the purpose of this study to review the history, and consider the handwriting and composition of the remaining segments of the original manuscript for what they may contribute to the credibility of early witnesses regarding the Book of Mormon origin.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Early Church History; Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon
ID = [9668]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1970-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 700  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:08
Skousen, Royal. “The Original Book of Mormon Transcript.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Cowdery, Oliver; Early Church History; Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Textual History
ID = [66445]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Skousen, Royal. “The Original Language of the Book of Mormon: Upstate New York Dialect, King James English, or Hebrew?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 28-38.
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The original text of the Book of Mormon contains complex, Hebrew-like constructions that have been subsequently removed from the text because of their non-English character.

Keywords: Early Church History; Language; Language - Hebrew; Original Text; Structure; Translation
ID = [2856]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 18658  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
“The Original Manuscript.” The Contributor 8, no. 12 (1887): 441, 474.
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A reproduction, explanation, and description of a page of the original Book of Mormon manuscript.

Keywords: Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon
ID = [76554]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1887-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
“The Original Manuscript.” Contributor 8 (October 1887): 441, 474.
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A reproduction, explanation, and description of a page of the original Book of Mormon manuscript.

ID = [80591]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1887-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
“The Original Manuscript.” The Contributor 8, no. 12 (1887): 441, 474.
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A reproduction, explanation, and description of a page of the original Book of Mormon manuscript.

Keywords: Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon
ID = [75996]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1887-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Salyards, R. S. “Original Manuscript of Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 52 (22 March 1905): 281-83.
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Presents a history, description, and photographs of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79952]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-03-22  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
“Original Manuscript of Book of Mormon Traced.” Deseret News (8 August 1931): 1, 6.
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David Whitmer showed his copy of the Book of Mormon manuscript to Orson Pratt and Joseph F. Smith, who noticed that the signatures of the 11 witnesses were in Oliver Cowdery’s handwriting. The author concludes therefore that this is the printer’s manuscript, and that the original manuscript was placed into the cornerstone of the Nauvoo House.

ID = [79953]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1931-08-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Smith, Joseph F. “The Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 3, no. 1 (November 1899): 61-65.
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This article refutes a claim made in an article printed in the St. Louis Republic concerning the whereabouts of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon by arguing that the manuscript was placed in the southwest corner of the Nauvoo house. They alleged that David Whitmer had possession of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon, and that elders from the Church visiting him in Richmond, Missouri, offered him $100,000 for it.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon, Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, Whitmer, David
ID = [76555]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1899-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Smith, Joseph F. “Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.” Deseret News (23 December 1899): 21.
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In rebuttal to “shameless falsehoods” that accuse the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of trying to buy the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon for purposes of trying to alter the text in favor of polygamy, this article states that these allegations are not true. Includes facts concerning the publication of the Book of Mormon and the location of the original manuscript.

ID = [79954]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1899-12-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Smith, Joseph F., and Edward H. Anderson. “Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 3, no. 5 (1900): 389-390.
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This article gives an account about the possibility that David Whitmer or the Whitmer family possessed the original manuscripts of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Original Manuscipt of the Book of Mormon, Whitmer, David
ID = [76990]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Brigham, Johnson. “The Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.” World Today 9 (October 1905): 1101-6.
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Recounts what happened to both the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon and a second manuscript deposited in the cornerstone of the Nauvoo House. Inserts a detailed account of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, using Joseph Smith’s own account as the main source.

ID = [80592]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1905-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Smith, Joseph F., Jr. “The Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 10, no. 8 (1907): 572-576.
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This article discusses the location and disposition of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon. It remained in the hands of Joseph Smith who put the pages in the cornerstone of the Nauvoo house. These were nearly destroyed by water and time. The only remnants are now in the possession of the Church.

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Harris, Martin, Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846), Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
ID = [76996]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1907-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Skousen, Royal. “The Original Text of the Book of Mormon and its Publication by Yale University Press.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 7 (2013): 57-96.
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An earlier version of the following paper was presented 5 August 2010 at a conference sponsored by FAIR, the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (now FairMormon). The text of this paper is copyrighted by Royal Skousen. The photographs that appear in this paper are also protected by copyright. Photographs of the original manuscript are provided courtesy of David Hawkinson and Robert Espinosa and are reproduced here by permission of the Wilford Wood Foundation. Photographs of the printer’s manuscript are provided courtesy of Nevin Skousen and are reproduced here by permission of the Community of Christ. The text of the Yale edition of The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text (2009) is copyrighted by Royal Skousen; Yale University Press holds the rights to reproduce this text.

ID = [4331]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 55542  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
Lundstrom, Harold. “Original Words of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 51, no. 2 (1948): 84-86, 116.
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Defending the originality of the Book of Mormon, this article discusses how during the period of 1820-1830 coining words was less common than at any subsequent time in America. The fact that the Book of Mormon contains so many unfamiliar words is a testimony of its divinity. B. H. Roberts studied the names in the Book of Mormon and found that Jaredite names end with consonants and Nephite names in vowels. One hundred eighty-one new words came forth out of seventy-five working days of translation.

Keywords: Authenticity, Book of Mormon Anachronisms, Book of Mormon Authorship, Linguistic Analysis, Onomastics
ID = [76952]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1948-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Roberts, B. H. “Originality of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 8, no. 11, September 1905, 801–15.
ID = [77337]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-09-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Roberts, B. H. “Originality of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 8, no. 11 (1905): 801-815.
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This article shows that the Book of Mormon is original in its thoughts and ideas and is not the thoughts or philosophy of Joseph Smith and his associates. The first part the doctrine of truth, the doctrine of opposite existences, and the agency of man.

Keywords: Agency, Authenticity, Book of Mormon Authorship, Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846), Lehi (Prophet), Opposition, Truth
ID = [77088]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Roberts, B. H. “Originality of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 8 (September 1905): 8–10.
ID = [77287]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-09-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Roberts, B. H. “Originality of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 8, no. 12 October 1905, 882–902.
ID = [77338]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-10-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Roberts, B. H. “Originality of the Book of Mormon (Continued).” Improvement Era 8, no. 12 (1905): 881-902.
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This article shows that the Book of Mormon is original in its thoughts and ideas and is not the thoughts or philosophy of Joseph Smith and his associates. The second part discusses the Fall of Adam and the purpose of man’s existence.

Keywords: Authenticity, Book of Mormon Authorship, Fall of Adam, Plan of Salvation
ID = [77070]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Roberts, B. H. “Originality of the Book of Mormon (Continued).” Improvement Era 8 (October 1905): 881–902.
ID = [77288]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-10-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Pratt, Orson. “Originals of the Bible and Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 19, no. 37 (12 September 1857): 581-86.
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Harrison argues that it is impossible that the Book of Mormon be even remotely related to the Manuscript Found by Solomon Spaulding. The Manuscript Found is a fictitious account of the lost ten tribes and the Book of Mormon is an account of one family of the tribe of Joseph.

ID = [80928]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1857-09-12  Collections:  bom,millennial-star,new-test,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Reynolds, George. “The Originator of the ‘Spaulding Story’” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 44, no. 43 (23 October 1882): 676-79.
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A history of the Spaulding manuscript that deals with the major characters of the story—Solomon Spaulding, P. Hurlburt, Mrs. Davidson, and E. D. Howe.

ID = [80984]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1882-10-23  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Sykes, Egerton. “The Origins of the Book of Mormon.” New World Antiquity 24 (March-April 1977): 32-33.
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In response to a paper read by John Sorenson at the SEHA 23rd Symposium in 1973 the author notes that the LDS tradition in the Book of Mormon is the only perspective that has “reasonable historical background” that explains Mesoamerica and agrees with his own diffusion theory.

ID = [80593]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1977-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Walters, Wesley P. “The Origins of the Book of Mormon.” The Journal of Pastoral Practice 3/3 (1979): 123-52.
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The author discusses two unpublished manuscripts written by B. H. Roberts dealing with the Book of Mormon, one entitled “Book of Mormon Difficulties” and the other “A Book of Mormon Study” The first manuscript discusses alleged anachronisms found in the Book of Mormon, and the second describes modern environmental factors that may have assisted Joseph Smith in producing the Book of Mormon. Walters considers that Roberts’s arguments are just as valid now and asserts that Roberts may have lost faith in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80594]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Calderwood, David G. “Origins of the Native Americans: A Comparative Evaluation of the Early Chronicle Writings and the Book of Mormon.” Master’s thesis, Austin: University of Texas at Austin, 1999.
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The author aims to compare and contrast the history of Native Americans from academic history to the history of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Native Americans; Book of Mormon, Native Americans and; Book of Mormon; Native Americans, origins of
ID = [81547]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Aston, Warren P. “The Origins of the Nihm tribe of Yemen: A Window into Arabia’s Past.” Journal of Arabian Studies, vol. 4 issue 1, 134-48. University of Exeter: Centre for Gulf Studies, June 2014.
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Abstract: The 1999 excavation of the Barʾan complex at Maʾrib in Yemen yielded identical Sabaean inscriptions on three votive altars. These dedication texts list the donor’s grandfather as a member of the Nihm tribe, definitively establishing the presence of the tribal name to c.2,800 years ago. The name, rare in southern Arabia, can then be traced through a variety of other inscriptional, topographical and historical sources down to the present-day tribe and its lands. While the consonants NHM refer to ‘dressing stone by chipping’, and may appear in a variety of contexts, an etymological examination of its Semitic roots yields interesting pointers to the possible origins of the name. Multiple links in these roots to terminology such as ‘consoling’, ‘comforting’ and ‘complaining’ have led to the name being long associated with death and the processes of mourning. This paper, therefore, suggests the possibility of the name being specifically associated with a place of burial, perhaps a connection in the distant past to the extensive, still poorly understood, desert necropolis at the ʿAlam, Ruwayk and Jidran complex north of Maʾrib. Being able to firmly document, a specific tribal and topographical name for almost three millennia is significant. Such continuity of a tribal name, perhaps unique in Arabia, would have implications for our understanding of the processes of tribal naming, structure, and movements in pre-Islamic southern Arabia generally.

Keywords: Yemen; tribes; Nihm; NHM; Barʾan temple; Maʾrib; pre-Islamic Arabia
ID = [66571]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-06-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Whittaker, David J. “Orson Pratt: Early Advocate of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, April 1984.
ID = [46625]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12160  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:47
Gutjahr, Paul. “Orson Pratt’s Enduring Influence on 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 explores Orson Pratt’s significant influence on textual aspects of the Book of Mormon, describing various editions of the book he was directly involved in editing. It emphasizes his attention to ease of access and understanding for readers.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, printing; Book of Mormon, editions and translations; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, Orson Pratt and
ID = [82099]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Pratt, Orson. Orson Pratt’s Works: A Series of Pamphlets on the Doctrines of the Gospel. Salt Lake City : George Q. Cannon and Sons, 1891.
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The labors of the late respected and beloved Orson Pratt, some of whose writings we herewith present to the public, are too well known to require any extended comments from us. His voice has been heard in various parts of the earth bearing a faithful testimony to the truth of the gospel, and in many places where he never was seen, his precious writings have been perused with pleasure and profit by the honest in heart. Thus has his name become familiar and honored among the people of God. The first edition of his “Works,” published in England, have, of late years, been very scarce, and this is one reason why we have been led to republish them. We trust that this book will find a place in every home and be studied by both old and young, so that all may see the beauty of the truths therein explained. That the Spirit of God may enlighten the minds of those into whose hands this work may come so that they may comprehend and heed its teachings, and that Brother Pratt, though dead, may yet live in the hearts of the people, are the sincere desires of The Publishers.

Keywords: Authority, Book of Mormon, Doctrine, Early Church History, Gospel, Kingdom of God, Prophet, Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [75412]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1891-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,pratt-orson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
England, Eugene. “Orson Scott Card: How a Great Science Fictionist Uses the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2, no. 1 (1990): 56-62.
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Review of The Folk of the Fringe (1989); Seventh Son (1987); The Red Prophet (1988); and Prentice Alvin (1989), by Orson Scott Card.

Keywords: Fiction; Joseph; Jr.; Science Fiction; Smith
ID = [62]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 17557  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
England, Eugene. “Orson Scott Card: The Book of Mormon as History and Science Fiction.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 59-78.
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Review of Homecoming (5 vols., 1992-95); A Storyteller in Zion: Essays and Speeches (1993); and “An Open Letter to those who are concerned about 'plagiarism' in The Memory of Earth” (1993), by Orson Scott Card.

Keywords: Fiction
ID = [181]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 48169  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Lindsay, Jeff. “Orson Scott Card’s ‘Artifact or Artifice’: Where It Stands After Twenty-five Years.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 30 (2018): 253-304.
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Abstract: When Orson Scott Card wrote “The Book of Mormon: Artifact or Artifice?” in 1993, he applied keen skills as an author of fiction to help readers understand how to detect the many hidden assumptions an author brings into a text. Subtle details such as the choice of what to explain or what not to explain to readers can quickly reveal the era and environment of the author. The value of Card’s analysis is reconsidered in light of extensive Book of Mormon studies since 1993 and has been found, for the most part, to have withstood the test of time well, like the Book of Mormon itself.

ID = [3616]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64911  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Nyman, Monte S. “Other Ancient American Records Yet to Come Forth.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 52-61, 79-80.
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Many critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that there cannot be any scripture added to the Bible, thus making the Book of Mormon blasphemous. However, many scriptures refer to other books of scriptures, including the Book of Mormon and other records that are not currently available to the world. Monte S. Nyman discusses here the plausibility of receiving modern revelation and scripture from God. He also suggests that by studying the Book of Mormon and other scriptures in conjunction with the Bible, Latter-day Saints can better prepare for the day when lost records are restored.

Keywords: Hidden Books; Lost Records; Revelation; Scripture
ID = [3059]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 54207  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Sears, Joshua M. “An Other Approach to Isaiah Studies.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 1-20.
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Abstract: A recent review of Joseph M. Spencer’s book The Vision of All: Twenty-Five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi’s Record made the case that the book contains several challenges and problems, in particular that it advocates a theologically deficient interpretation of Isaiah that denies Isaiah’s witness of Jesus Christ. This response provides an alternative reading of Spencer’s work and suggests these assertions are often based on misunderstanding. At stake in this conversation is the question of whether or not there is more than one valid way to read Isaiah that draws upon a faithful, Restoration perspective. While Spencer may interpret and frame some things differently than some other Latter-day Saint scholars, the prophecies of Isaiah provide enough richness and possibility to accommodate a chorus of faithful approaches.

ID = [3506]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 45660  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Christensen, Ross T. “Other Explanations of the Izapa Tree-of-Life Sculpture.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 50 (4 June 1958): 5.
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Defends Wells Jakeman’s interpretation that the Stela 5 sculpture found at the ruins of Izapa represents the tree of life.

ID = [79955]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1958-06-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Fullmer, James H. Other Heroes of the Book of Mormon. American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, Inc., 2011.
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Much has been written about the Book of Mormon’s prominent heroes, such as Nephi, Abinadi, and Alma — but what about the many other characters who played a part in this sacred scripture? This fascinating illustrated book gives vivid glimpses into ancient America through those who had relatively minor roles in the scriptural narrative yet mighty influence and impact between its lines. Engaging text and more than 100 full-color illustrations, timelines, and maps bring to life the contributions of memorable figures such as Aminadab, Zeniff, and Lib, as well as usually unheralded female characters such as the faithful Nephite daughters, Lamoni’s wife, and the maidservant of Morianton. At the beginning of each chapter, author and artist James Fullmer references the key scriptural passages, and at the end of each chapter, he shares insight into the creative decisions that shaped his unique approach. Come along for an unforgettable journey that will excite readers of all ages, inspire them to take a closer look at the Book of Mormon, and help them more fully appreciate this sacred testament of Jesus Christ.

Keywords: Biography; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon
ID = [81479]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Weldon, Roy E. Other Sheep: An Examination of the Rich and Convincing Evidences in the Bible. Independence, MO: Price, 1986.
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The Book of Mormon is defended through analysis of early Spanish Colonial writings regarding the histories of the Aztecs, Toltecs, and Maya, and the author draws parallels between the archaeology of South America and the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78118]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Smith, Robert William. Other Sheep; a Saga of Ancient America. Salt Lake City: Pyramid, 1939.
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Using characters from the Book of Mormon, the author produces a fictitious story of the time surrounding Jesus’ visit to the people of ancient America.

ID = [78119]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1939-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Gardner, Brant A. “The Other Stuff: Reading the Book of Mormon for Cultural Information.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 21-52.
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Review of Nephite culture and Society: Selected Papers (1997), by John L. Sorenson

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Economics; Family; Historicity; Lehi (Prophet); Mesoamerica; Mulekite; Nephite Culture; Others; Politics; Sherem; Warfare
ID = [385]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 70936  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Spencer, Joseph M. An Other Testament: On Typology. Second Edition. Sheffield, UK: Salt Press, 2016.
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How should we read the Book of Mormon? And does the Book of Mormon itself have anything to say about it? Joseph Spencer follows the lead of Nephite prophets who interpreted Isaiah and other prophets typologically—according to “types” and “shadows”—in order to preach salvation through Jesus Christ. By focusing on history, memory, time, repentance, and conversion, An Other Testament explores what it means to believe God provided the Book of Mormon to change a person like you and a world like ours.

ID = [81709]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:03
Smith, Calvin N. “The Other ‘Learned’ Man.” Church News 53 (21 August 1983): 6, 12.
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A brief biographical treatise of Prof. Samuel Latham Mitchill who, in addition to Charles Anthon, was approached by Martin Harris to confirm the legitimacy of the Book of Mormon characters.

ID = [80595]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1983-08-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Harris, Franklin S., Jr. “Others Left Records on Metal Plates, Too.” Instructor 92 (October 1957): 318-21.
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Book of Mormon peoples kept records on metal plates. Early critics claimed that this was impossible since ancient metallurgy was not sufficiently advanced, but many other metal records have been discovered since the days of Joseph Smith. Includes a table of plates found and a map of sites.

ID = [79956]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1957-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Sperry, Sidney B. Our Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1950.
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Simplifies the complex structure of the Book of Mormon by providing an overall synopsis of the text. He orders the fifteen books of the Book of Mormon into four divisions: (1) the small plates of Nephi, (2) Mormon’s explanatory notes, (3) the literary labors of Mormon, and (4) the literary labors of Moroni; he follows with a literary synopsis of each of the fifteen books. Several types of literature are identified, including “the American Gospel” (3 Nephi 1:4-21; 8-28, Jesus’ Nephite ministry), pastoral, prophetic, and war epistles, one psalm, one lamentation, memoir, prophetic discourse, oratory, patriarchal blessings, symbolic prophecy, prophetic narrative, prophetic dialogue, allegories, prayers, songs, and genealogies. More than fifty percent of the book is “historical narrative” Deals with the problem of biblical texts (Isaiah, the Sermon on the Mount, 1 Corinthians chapters 12 and 13) found in the Book of Mormon. This work is reviewed in N.096.

ID = [78120]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1950-01-01  Collections:  bom,sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Gottfredson, Shawna Struthers. “Our Book of Mormon Party.” Ensign, March 1993.
ID = [50918]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2219  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:54
Draper, Melvin S. “Our Cousins the American Indian.” Santa Maria, CA: n.p., 1962.
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Draws upon cultural and anthropological relationships between ancient American peoples and the civilizations in the Book of Mormon. Discusses Ixtilixochitl, Quetzalcoatl, and the “Fair God” of Mesoamerica.

ID = [78121]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Harmer, Earl W. Our Destiny. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1942.
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The Book of Mormon is an important part of the Restoration. It is the sacred history of the American natives and clarifies the location of the lost tribes who are “lost only as to their identity and not their location”

ID = [78122]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1942-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Petersen, Mark E. “Our Divine Destiny.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, February 20, 1968.
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Keywords: America
ID = [68281]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1968-02-20  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:51
Ballard, Melvin J. “Our Duty as Custodians of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 31, no. 2 (1927): 103-108.
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This article states that members of the Church are expected to obtain a spiritual testimony of the Book of Mormon and then help move it toward its divine destiny. The mission of the book is described on the title page. The book is to be taken to the descendants of Lehi and the time will come when substantial numbers of them will respond.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Missionary Work, Prophecy, Testimony, Title Page of the Book of Mormon
ID = [77102]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Felt, Marie F. “Our Heavenly Father Listens.” Instructor 97 (June 1962): 199-200.
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Children’s flannel board story about the Jaredites.

ID = [79957]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Jones, S. S. “Our Indian Brother.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 35, no. 19 (13 May 1873): 296-97.
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The author compares the rights given to the Negro with the rights given to the Native American Indian. The Negro is now made equal with his former master and has all rights of citizenship while the Indian is still pursued and persecuted by the U.S. Government. The Lamanite “is yet to go through ‘to tear in pieces and none shall deliver’ and yet to ‘become a light and delightsome people’”

ID = [80959]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1873-05-13  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Peterson, Christopher J. “‘Our Leaders Were Mighty’: Identifying Modern Leadership Philosophies in the Book of Mormon.” MA thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2019.
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“The Book of Mormon was not preserved to teach modern leadership styles, nor does its usefulness depend on how it does or does not connect to these leadership theories. However, an analysis of the leadership qualities and practices exhibited by leaders in the Book of Mormon could help leaders in the Church to use to Book of Mormon for inspiration and guidance. This paper analyzed the leadership decisions exhibited by Captain Moroni and identified remarkable similarities to transformational leadership and its four components. Nephi, on the other hand, showed a servant leader mentality. Both of these leaders achieved remarkable levels of success, consistent with the current literature on both styles of leadership.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Study; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Leadership; Nephi (Book of Mormon figure)
ID = [81571]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Name withheld by request. “Our Long Road to the Temple—Together.” Ensign, October 2007.
ID = [57566]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2007-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7406  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:19
Welch, John W. “Our Nephite Sacrament Prayers.” 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: Covenant; Jesus Christ; King Benjamin; Nephite; Ordinance; Sacrament
ID = [66527]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Kimball, Spencer W. “Our Own Liahona.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1976.
ID = [13634]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1976-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 11200  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:06
Kimball, Spencer W. “Our Own Liahona.” Ensign, November 1976.
ID = [43414]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11149  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:53
Nibley, Hugh W. “Our Own People: Concluded.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 60, no. 2 (February 1957): 94–95, 122–24.
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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 ancient architecture and suggests that ancient Jaredite architecture may still exist, but we have yet to identify them.

ID = [917]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 28222  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Our Own People: Continued.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 12 (December 1956): 906–7.
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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 conquest during the time the Book of Mormon was written and how the Book of Mormon fits in with that culture.

ID = [914]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 12773  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Our Own People: Continued.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 60, no. 1 (January 1957): 26–27, 41.
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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 the book of Ether and how it matches other societies of its day.

ID = [916]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 16000  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Barton, Marie Musig. Our Promised Land: Book of Mormon Stories for Boys and Girls. Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Times, 1949.
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Consists of moral lessons from the Book of Mormon written for children. Emphasizes that the ancient Book of Mormon peoples were taught that they must serve God or perish.

ID = [78123]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1949-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Ottinger, G. M. “Our Purpose.” Juvenile Instructor 9 (7 November 1874): 266-67.
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The introductory essay on discoveries in American antiquities that have a bearing on the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79958]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1874-11-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
“Our Sacred Scripture.” Church News 45 (20 September 1975): 16.
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Nephi’s vision (1 Nephi 13) shows how parts of the Bible have been removed and that “many do stumble” because of it.

ID = [79959]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1975-09-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Hurd, Jerrie W. Our Sisters in the Latter-Day Scriptures. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987.
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Though few women are named in the Book of Mormon, they have had great power and influence. Specifically named are Sariah and Abish; many other women—sisters, mothers, queens—are unnamed.

ID = [78124]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Bennion, Milton Lynn, and J. A. Washburn. Our Standard Works. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union, 1946.
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Chapters 15-28 deal with the Book of Mormon. Explains why the Book of Mormon is needed, describes the history of its peoples, relates its coming forth and translation, and discusses its message of the divinity of Christ.

ID = [78125]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1946-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Sorensen, Elaine Shaw. “Our Tree of Life.” Ensign, July 1990.
ID = [49612]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6034  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:14
Eggington, William. “Our Weakness in Writing: Oral and Literature Culture in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1992.
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In this essay William Eggington suggests that Lehi and his descendants functioned in a society that exhibited strong characteristics of an oral society, one that had access to print but retained many features of a nonprint culture. He concludes that readers of the Book of Momon today need more effective study strategies. Readers who understand the different discourse structures, cohesive devices, rhetorical patterns, and world views used by the authors better understand the authors’ intent.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Literature
ID = [8624]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Eggington, William G. “Our Weakness in Writing”: Oral and Literate Culture in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1992.
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Investigates aspects of the socio-cultural structure of the Nephite, Lamanite, and Mulekite people of the Book of Mormon from the point of view of those who study the nature of oral and literate societies.” Lehi and his descendants functioned in an “Oral residual culture,” a culture that writes to accomplish some very narrow functions, but acts, to a large extent, like an oral culture. “If we somehow can begin to understand the discourse and socio-cultural structures of the Book of Mormon authors, and the natures of their text production constraints and our text perception constraints, we may more clearly comprehend the text and its vital messages.

Keywords: Lamanite; Literacy; Mulekite; Nephite; Oral Tradition
ID = [78803]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Dibble, Charles E. “Our Word Debt to the Aztecs.” Improvement Era 46, no. 10 (1943): 582.
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A series of brief comments in which the author presents archaeological findings, architectural notes, and myths and legends that deal indirectly with the Book of Mormon. Dibble discusses the wheel, ancient irrigation methods, metals, Mexican and Mayan codices, Quetzalcoatl, ancient buildings, and numerous other related items. The twenty-seventh part covers English words of Aztec origin.

Keywords: Etymology, Language, Language – Aztec, Linguistics, Native Americans – Aztec
ID = [77130]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1943-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Roberts, B. H. “Our Work Review of the New Manual.” Improvement Era 8 (August 1905): 784.
ID = [77286]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-08-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Smith, Joseph F., and Edward H. Anderson. “Our Work: Review of the New Manual.” Improvement Era 8, no. 10 (1905): 783-789.
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A review of the new (1905-06) Book of Mormon manual. Expounds on B. H. Roberts’s views of the importance of the Book of Mormon. External and internal evidence supports Book of Mormon’s claim to truth. The manual refutes objections to the Book of Mormon, such as the Spaulding and Rigdon theories.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship, Book of Mormon Names, Doctrine, Education, External Evidence, Fall of Adam, Internal Evidence, Nephite Government, Study Helps
ID = [77116]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Brown, Victor L., Jr. “Our Youth: Modern Sons of Helaman.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1973.
ID = [13362]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1973-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 12293  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:04
Brown, Victor L., Jr. “Our Youth: Modern Sons of Helaman.” Ensign, January 1974.
ID = [42034]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1974-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12188  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:39
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Ours—The Greatest Message.” Improvement Era 62, no. 6 (1959): 438.
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This article states that the Book of Mormon is the most tangible evidence that the message and work of Joseph Smith is true; it is a witness of Jesus Christ. The author uses stories and letters of members and non-members to verify his message that people all over the world recognize the value of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Book of Mormon, Evidences, Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [76971]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1959-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Terry, Keith C. Out of Darkness. U.S.A.: J. B. Media International, 1991.
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A long story book incorporating information that has recently been disclosed from Book of Mormon studies.

ID = [78126]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Lyman, Melvin A. Out of Obscurity into Light. Salt Lake City: Albany Books, 1985.
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Using President Kimball’s definition of Lamanite, this book focuses upon the native American inhabitants as descendants of Lehi and Ishmael. The author tells of the evil treatment that these children of Lehi have received in North and Latin America. Archaeological, historical, and traditional evidence reinforce the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon records the Lord’s promises to the Lamanites and those who are under obligation to aid in the fulfillment of these blessings.

ID = [78127]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Midgley, Louis C. “Out of Obscurity: The Story of Nibley’s ‘Beyond Politics’” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): Article 11.
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Since 1989, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon has published review essays to help serious readers make informed choices and judgments about books and other publications on topics related to the Latter-day Saint religious tradition. It has also published substantial freestanding essays that made further contributions to the field of Mormon studies. In 1996, the journal changed its name to the FARMS Review with Volume 8, No 1. In 2011, the journal was renamed Mormon Studies Review.
An explanation of why “Beyond Politics” was never published.

ID = [671]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,nibley  Size: 4253  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:22
Siegel, Lee. “Out of the Dust.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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It is highly unlikely that an object found in Lake Michigan could be a Jaredite barge. Lee Siegel reports about an archaeological dig at Piedras Negras, Guatemala, conceived and run by Brigham Young University’s Dr. Stephen Houston. A bronze sword discovered in Texas may be an Old World artifact. A linguist documents convincingly that the Ket language in western Siberia shares cognates with the Na-Dene language family of North America, thus showing possible transcontinental linguistic links.

ID = [3002]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 17325  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 2 (1992).
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This article examines several interesting discoveries pertaining to the Book of Mormon.

Anthony W. Ivins suggests that the Jaredites may not have been completely extinct, that Coriantumr, the alleged last Jaredite, may have had children with Mulekite women after he discovered the people of Zarahemla.

A wooden vessel that was found in Lake Michigan turns out to be a prototype of a proposed “sea-going tow barge” developed in World War II for the Navy.

Arrowheads discovered in Israel show that steel was in use by about 1000 BC; the name Aha was engraved with steel on one arrowhead, thus giving a Hebrew-language source for this name found in the Book of Mormon.

Researchers have found similarities between the Anthon Transcript and Old South Arabian (Arabic).

ID = [3015]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 18797  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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This article details three topics. First, Oliver Huntington was an early LDS pioneer who wrote or dictated numerous reminiscences, including on his association with Joseph Smith. On 16 February 1895, he wrote the names of the three Nephites who “do not sleep.” Historians find that some of what he recorded does not square with other reports. Without corroborating statements from other sources, we cannot know if he is correct. Second, Monument 6 near Palenque, Mexico, prophesies the descent of the god Bolon Yokte K’u. This monument allows confidence that the practice of prophesying future happenings was going on within a few centuries after the end of the Book of Mormon period. Third, two landmark publications raised the profile of the long-debated question about transoceanic contact. The article also briefly mentions a report about research that uncovers evidence of an Atlantic crossing.

ID = [3032]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1786  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Evidence suggests that ancient Mesoamericans may have had horses. Excavations have produced horse bones that archaeologists believe date to before the Spanish Conquest. The article also mentions an artifact found in Bolivia that may have characters in a Semitic script. Locals have asked for assistance in examining the piece, but it is not yet clear whether it is relevant to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3064]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 19042  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Out of the Dust: All That Glitters Is Not . . . Steel.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 1 (2006): 66-67.
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A previous report characterized a metal blade discovered at the site of biblical Ekron in Israel as a steel short sword dating from the late seventh century BC, shortly before Lehi left Jerusalem, thus corroborating the much-criticized account of Laban’s steel sword in the Book of Mormon. Unfortunately, these assertions are incorrect. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, who is personally acquainted with the excavators who unearthed the blade, explains here that the blade is not a short sword but probably a ceremonial knife. Additionally, the knife is likely from the eleventh century BC and cannot properly be described as steel. Though this artifact does not support the Book of Mormon account of seventh-century steel swords, much better archaeological parallels do exist. Chadwick mentions a meter-long steel sword discovered in Jericho that dates to around 600 BC. This genuinely steel sword from the proper time period makes Nephi’s description of Laban’s sword entirely plausible.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Metallurgy; Steel; Sword; Sword of Laban; Weaponry
ID = [3185]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 6415  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Brown, Amanda Colleen. “Out of the Dust: An Examination of Necromancy as a Literary Construct in the Book of Mormon.” Studia Antiqua : The Journal of the Student Society for Ancient Studies 14, no. 2 (January, 2016): 27-37.
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Because it is commonly interpreted as a prophecy of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, Isaiah 29: 4 is a foundational scripture within the Latter-day Saint faith. However, one exegetical interpretation of this passage suggests necromancy is a thematic literary element. The definition of ancient necromancy carries greater literary weight than normally colloquially understood by Latter-day Saints, and uncovering the proper context and traditions through a literary interpretation establishes an interesting metaphor of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Furthermore, defining the literary components harnessed by the original writers to exhibit YHWH’s elevated cultic status, as compared to proclaimed “foreign” religious practices, is essential in this discussion. Finally, theorizing that these literary elements are congruous with Book of Mormon passages would suggest that a reinterpretation of scripture in Nephi, Mormon, and Moroni is requisite. Indeed, the metaphor goes far beyond the basic concept of necromancy, thus providing a new perspective on ancient traditions and concepts. These ideas include: that the text itself is purported to speak out of the ground, that the necromancer has a very specific role, and that YHWH’s involvement in ancient Israelite court revelation is preeminent.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, origins; Bible, use and influence
ID = [82046]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hoskisson, Paul Y., and Michael D. Rhodes. “Out of the Dust: Ancient Semitic in Egyptian Pyramids?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 1 (2007): 74-75, 88.
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An announcement made in Jerusalem—claiming that parts of the text found in the pyramid of Wenis were ancient Semitic and not Egyptian—could have implications applicable to the Latter-day Saints. If the claim proves to be true, these spells would be one of the oldest attestations of any Semitic language. Egyptologists have tended to reject the possibility of influence from non-Egyptians, but the existence of these Semitic lines would force them to reconsider that possibility. The reverse would also have to be considered, supporting the Book of Mormon’s suggestion that the Hebrews adopted Egyptian script to write Hebrew. However, the assertion has only been made and has yet to be proven.

Keywords: Arabia; Egyptian; Egyptology; Jerusalem; Language; Language - Hebrew; Semitic
ID = [3207]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 9183  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust: Ancient Steel Sword Unearthed.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14 no. 2 (2005).
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A short sword was unearthed in the ancient Philistine city Ekron, which was destroyed in 604 BC and lay twenty-two miles south of Jerusalem. Israel seems to have been initially dependent on the Philistines for metallurgy. In 2003, a seventh-century BC Etruscan gold book was discovered in Bulgaria. Recently, another gold book was found in Iran dating from around the sixth century BC.

ID = [3173]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 5032  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust: Finding Things Where They Are Not Supposed to Be.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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Archaeological discoveries that challenge previously accepted theories of the history of civilization are found all over the world.

ID = [3048]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 22185  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Out of the Dust: Selections from the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1957.
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Selections of scriptures from the Book of Mormon as they relate to varying principles and subjects contained in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Topics covered include belief, steadfastness, humility, the Spirit, hope, and sacrifice.

ID = [78128]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1957-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Sorenson, John L. “Out of the Dust: Steel in Early Metallurgy.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 2 (2006): 108-109, 127.
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During the 19th century, critics of the Book of Mormon claimed that steel was not known in the Near East or ancient America during the appropriate Book of Mormon times. This assertion, if true, would discredit the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. However, in more recent decades, proof that Mesopotamian peoples used steel has been revealed. This discovery means that steel was used well before the oldest Book of Mormon people lived. Further research regarding steel in ancient America is still necessary; however, it appears that five Mesoamerican proto-languages have a word for metal, suggesting that the people who spoke those languages were familiar with some form of metal.

Keywords: Anachronisms; Historicity; Language; Mesoamerica; Metal; Metallurgy; Steel
ID = [3198]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 10905  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Larsen, Vernon. Out of the Dust: Verse Inspired by the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Promised Land Publications, 1980.
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A collection of poems based on passages of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78129]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust: When the Day Turned to Night.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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The timing of volcanic eruptions in the Veracruz area, where many scholars suggest the Book of Mormon may have taken place, is contemporary with events recorded in the Book of Mormon, thus providing further evidence of the authenticity of that book.

ID = [3075]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 10052  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Tuong-Vy, Cong Ton Nu. “Out of the Tiger’s Den.” Ensign, June 1989.
ID = [49094]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13330  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:10
Miller, Kenneth Dale. An Outline from Which a Course of Study of the Book of Mormon Can Be Written for the 9th and 10th Grade Lamanite Students of the Church Schools and Seminaries of the LDS Church. M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1972.
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Contains a proposed lesson guide for teaching the Book of Mormon to 9th and 10th grade Lamanite students. Appendix contains scripts for nine film strips and an activities manual.

ID = [77533]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1972-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Flint, Bert C. An Outline History of the Church of Christ. Independence, MO: The Board of Publication for the Church of Christ, 1953.
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Retells the story of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Quotes from Joseph Smith as well as S. M. Smucker, Josiah Quincey, Oliver Cowdery, James H. Fairchild. Contains the testimonies of the eleven witnesses and evidences from archaeology and Indian legends that vindicate the book.

ID = [77534]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1953-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
“Outline Illustrating the Historical Evolution of the Book of Mormon.” N.p.: n.p., 1939.
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An illustrated outline of Book of Mormon history beginning with the exodus of the Jaredite people to Joseph Smith’s visit from angel Moroni and the publication of the book. Gives a summary of the Manuscript Found

ID = [78130]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1939-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Carpenter, Claude I. An Outline of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1903, 1981.
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In outline form, this work discusses a number of aspects dealing with the Book of Mormon, including its purpose, coming forth, publication, story, characters, and message. Includes corresponding references to the Book of Mormon and Church history.

ID = [77535]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Smith, Walter Wayne. Outline Studies of the Book of Mormon. Independence, Missouri: Herald House, 1930.
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A study guide/lesson plan for the Reorganized church with five parts and twenty-one lessons. Lessons deal with the book’s authenticity, authors, chronology, groups of people, doctrines, and social relations among the different people.

ID = [78131]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1930-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Smith, Israel A. Outline Studies of the Book of Mormon Institute. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1951.
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Contains outlines of sermons by RLDS church dignitaries, including I. A. Smith, D. O. Chesworth, W. Wallace Smith, Maurice L. Draper, H. E. Velt, and R. A. Cheville. Topics include Book of Mormon history and doctrine.

ID = [78132]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1951-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Outline Studies of the Book of Mormon Institute. January 7-14, 1951, Stone Church. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1951.
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Contains specific outlines of various studies presented at a conference during the dates mentioned above. The subjects discussed included the Book of Mormon story, teachings particular to the Book of Mormon, and evidences within the Book of Mormon that support its authenticity.

ID = [78133]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1951-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Board of Education. Outlines in Theology: The Nephite Dispensation. Salt Lake City: Board of Education, 1916.
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A teacher’s guide to teaching about the Nephites to high school age children.

ID = [78134]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1916-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Pratt, Orson. “The Outpouring of the Spirit—The Records of the Past—The Two Sticks—The Promises and Blessings of Joseph—The Sanctified Earth—There is a Spirit in Man.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 19. 1878, 168–178.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Fourteenth Ward Assembly Rooms, on Sunday Afternoon, Dec. 2, 1877. Reported By: Geo. F. Gibbs.

ID = [29322]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1877-12-02  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,old-test,pratt-orson  Size: 36914  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:40
Langlois, Larry K. “Overcoming Adversity Together.” Ensign, October 1986.
ID = [47800]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 17662  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:57
Ponczoch, Joseph, John F. Hall, and John W. Welch. “Overview.” In Apostles and Bishops in Early Christianity, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 15. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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Keywords: Sermon; Sermon at the Temple; Sermon on the Mount
ID = [2207]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:32
Farley, J. Robert. An Overview of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Zarahemla Research Foundation, 1980.
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A general overview of the main characters and events in the Book of Mormon, illustrated in color and probably intended for youth.

ID = [77536]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Overview of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Zarahemla Research Foundation, 1991.
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An overview of the Book of Mormon that outlines and deals with the peoples, lands, and books contained in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78135]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Smith, Larry K. “Overview of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995): 1-2.
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Review of Overview of the Book of Mormon (1991), by Zarahemla Research Foundation.

Keywords: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Study Helps
ID = [212]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 5309  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “An Overview: The Book of Mormon Course of Study.” N.p.,n.d.
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Three pamphlets provide helpful study aids for the Book of Mormon teacher. Includes an overview of the lessons and suggestions for audiovisual presentations.

ID = [77537]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Cheville, Roy A. “Overviews of the Book of Mormon.” Gospel Quarterly Series 52 (January-March 1950): 3-70.
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A lesson manual for young Book of Mormon students, consisting of thirteen lessons on the Book of Mormon and a variety of maps at the end. Lessons address the nature of the Book of Mormon, its coming forth, religion and government of the Nephites, and other topics.

ID = [79960]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1950-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Larsen, David J. “Overwriting Ether: Moroni’s Transfiguration of Jaredite Scripture.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 50 (2022): 145-160.
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Review of Rosalynde Frandsen Welch, Ether: A Brief Theological Introduction (Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020). 128 pages. $9.95 (paperback).
Abstract: The Book of Ether is a sometimes-overlooked gem of a text within the Book of Mormon, a history within a history that deserves careful and innovative investigation. Rosalynde Frandsen Welch offers such with a novel perspective in her entry in the Maxwell Institute’s series of “brief theological introductions” to the books within the Book of Mormon. The principal focus of Welch’s analysis is on issues concerning Moroni’s editorial purposes, how he interacts with his source text, and the ethics of his agenda for his abridgment of the Jaredite record. She critiques what she sees as Moroni’s lack of interest in the Jaredite record for its own sake and his attempts to “Christianize” the indigenous religion and culture of the former inhabitants of the land he occupies. Additionally, Welch presents Moroni as offering his future audience a “reader-centered theology of scripture” that seeks to transfer the authority of Scripture from the author to the reader. This review finds some of Welch’s proposals to be problematic but recognizes the great value of her beautifully written contribution to the academic study of the Book of Ether and the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Ether; Moroni; review
ID = [8442]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-00-00  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 33465  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Christensen, Janeen. “The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism.” BYU Studies Quarterly 55, no. 2 (2016): 205.
ID = [10779]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 3071  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:17

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