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Funaki, Inoke F. “Pacific Islanders ’in the nethermost parts of the vineyard’: Identity and Challenges.” David O. Mckay Lecture, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, February 11, 2001.
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Clark, John L. “Painting Out the Messiah: The Theologies of Dissidents.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Despite the establishment of Christ’s church in the New World by the Book of Mormon prophet Nephi, many dissenters during its thousand-year history attempted to thwart the church and preach alternative theologies. This article first discusses the doctrine that Nephi taught to his people concerning Jesus Christ. Historical context then provides further understanding of the society in which Nephi and his descendants lived. Having come from Jerusalem in the Old World, the Nephites were still accustomed to the law of Moses, which certainly would have influenced their view of a Messiah. This, along with the political circumstances of the Nephite people, facilitated the dissension of many. The experiences of the Anti-Christ Sherem, the priests of Noah, and the Zarahemla dissidents demonstrate these points. Lastly, those who altered Nephi’s teachings appeared to do so for five specific reasons, which are discussed in this article, thus showing how the dissenters erased the doctrine of a Redeemer from their theologies.

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Gaunt, LaRene Porter. “Painting the Word.” Ensign, January 1992.
ID = [50337]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3316  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:50
Smith, Lyle, and Sherrie Kline Smith. “Palenque Tablet of 96 Glyphs.” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 76 (Spring 1992): 10-14.
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“The Tablet of 96 Glyphs from Palenque provides a strong witness that the Maya knew about and utilized the same literary practices as Hebrew writers” The writers point out literary practices that appear in the Book of Mormon: the phrase “it came to pass,” chiasmus, and paired opposites.

ID = [79961]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1992-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Michelsen, Rasmus. “Paleontology and the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 36, no. 3 (1933): 150-152.
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This article provides information regarding a number of recent paleontological discoveries that shed light on Book of Mormon statements regarding oxen, sheep, and other animals, and the smelting of iron.

Keywords: Apologetics, Archaeology, External Evidence, Iron, Metallurgy, Oxen, Sheep
ID = [77017]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1933-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Driggs, Jean R. “The Palestine of America.” Salt Lake City: n.p., 16 March 1928.
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Argues that the Book of Mormon lands were located in Honduras and Guatemala, extending “no further northward than southern parts of Mexico” Three maps are included.

ID = [78616]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1928-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
“Palmyra Edition Book of Mormon Rare.” Saints’ Herald 50 (1 April 1903): 293.
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A news note regarding a rare copy of the Palmyra first edition of the Book of Mormon that was donated to the Chicago Historical Society.

ID = [79962]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1903-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Curtis, Susan. Palmyra Revisited: A Look at Early 19th Century American Thought. Emerson, IA: by the author, 1977.
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Treats the Book of Mormon as a piece of literature written by Joseph Smith. Gives a summary of works supposed to be the basis of Joseph’s writings—View of the Hebrews, The Star in the West, and other publications reflecting thought that was prevalent in the 1820-1830 period regarding the origins of the American Indians.

ID = [78136]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Mernitz, Susan Curtis. “Palmyra Revisited: A Look at Early 19th Century American Thought and the Book of Mormon.” The John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 2 (1982): 30-37.
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The Book of Mormon is a reflection of the views and values of Puritan America that nevertheless shifted in essence from a framework that emphasized “community, hierarchy, and an agrarian economy” to an interest in “individualism, democracy, and competitive market capitalism” In effect, the Book of Mormon is a product of Jacksonian America in general and the burned-over district of Western New York in particular.

ID = [79963]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Porter, Larry C. “Palmyra/Manchester, New York.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Early Church History, Restoration
ID = [74859]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 3390  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:05
Christensen, Ross T., ed. Papers of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium of the Archaeology of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1964.
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A collection of papers relating archaeology to the scriptures, many of which are relevant to Book of Mormon subjects: Joseph Smith’s knowledge of archaeology, Mulek’s migration, pyramid architecture, metals in the New World, etc.

ID = [78137]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1964-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Leavitt, Carrick D. “Papyrus Boat Sails Ocean.” Church News 40 (18 July 1970): 15.
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Reports the Atlantic crossing by Thor Heyerdahl in his papyrus boat Ra 2. This achievement is seen as important support for Book of Mormon accounts that the Nephites, Jaredites, and Mulekites crossed the oceans on their way to the Americas.

ID = [79964]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1970-07-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Linford, Matthew R. “The Parable of the Benevolent Father and Son.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 22 (2016): 149-178.
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Abstract: A discussion is presented on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, including the departure of the young man into a faraway land, his return, and the welcome he received from his father. To better understand the cultural significance of this story, a Middle Eastern scholar (Kenneth Bailey) is referenced. The prodigal son breaks his father’s heart when he leaves home, but at the same time his older brother fails in his duty to his family. The father in the parable represents Christ, who is seen to take upon himself the shame of his returning boy and later of his older brother. The reinstatement of the prodigal son is confirmed by the actions of the father, who embraces him, dresses him in a robe, puts shoes on his feet, has a ring placed on his finger, brings him into his house, and kills the fatted calf for him. These actions have deep gospel and cultural significance. The older son’s failure to come into the feast for his brother is a public insult to his father, and his words to his father in the courtyard are a second public insult. The Parable of the Prodigal Son is shown to be similar to other stories from the scriptures, including Jesus’s meal with Simon the Pharisee (Luke 7:36–43), the Parable of the Man and His Great Supper (Luke 14:16–24), the Parable of the King and His Son’s Wedding (Matthew 22:2–14), and Lehi’s dream in 1 Nephi 8. Consistent elements across these stories include a feast/meal, a male authority figure who initiates or invites others to the feast, well-to-do guests who refuse the invitation, their criticism of the host of the feast and their fellowman, an application of grace, and the presence of the less favored individuals at the feast at the end of the stories. It is shown that the prodigal son represents the publicans and sinners of Jesus’s day, while the older son represents the scribes and Pharisees. Emphasis is placed on the remarkable countercultural and benevolent role played by the father/patriarch in these stories.

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The Parable of the Hidden Treasure. Oak Grove, MO: The Church of Christ, 1987?.
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Evangelical pamphlet containing a parable relating to the hidden treasure of eternal life. Explains that the Book of Mormon and the Bible are both maps to follow to gain this treasure.

ID = [78617]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Woodruff, Wilford. “Parable of the Ten Virgins—Importance of the Last Dispensation—Responsibilities Resting Upon the Elders—Judgments at the Door—The Lamanites—Home Manufactures—Laying Up Wheat.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 18. 1877, 109–122.
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Discourse by Elder Wilford Woodruff, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, Sept. 12, 1875. Reported By: David W. Evans.

ID = [29259]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1875-09-12  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,woodruff  Size: 45995  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:40
Richards, Franklin D. “Parable of the Ten Virgins—Rapid Development of the Arts and Sciences—The Lord Hastening His Work in Its Time—Enmity Between the Church of Christ and the World—The Gathering Together of People From Every Nation After They Have Been Baptized Into One Spirit—The Law of Tithing—Blessings Which Follow Obedience Thereto—Binding Upon All, Rich and Poor Alike—Giving to the Poor—Power of the Principles of the Gospel and Effects of Their Observance—Jehovah—Jesus Christ—His Ministry—His Followers—Their Mission—Preaching to the Spirits in Prison—Baptism for the Dead—Saviors Upon Mount Zion—Responsibility Resting Upon the Saints—a Word of Encouragement to the Missionaries.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 26. 1886, 296–303.
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Discourse by Apostle Franklin D. Richards, delivered in the New Stake Tabernacle, Provo, Sunday Afternoon, Aug. 30, 1885. Reported By: John Irvine.

ID = [29648]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1885-08-30  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc  Size: 23444  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:42
Honey, David B. “Paradigms and Pitfalls of Approach to Warfare in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3, no. 1 (1991): 118-140.
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Review of Warfare in the Book of Mormon (1990), edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin.

Keywords: Paradigm; War Chapters; Warfare
ID = [99]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 62005  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Christensen, Kevin. “Paradigms Crossed.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995): 144-218.
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Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Criticism; Historicity; Paradigm
ID = [218]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 100871  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Wilson, William A. “The Paradox of Mormon Folklore.” Brigham Young University Studies 17, no. 1 (1976): 40-56.
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In the 130 years since the word “folklore” was coined, folklorists have been trying unsuccessfully to decide what the word means. I shall not solve the problem here. Yet if we are to do business with each other, we must come to some common understanding of terms. Briefly, I consider folklore to be the unofficial part of our culture. When a Sunday School teacher reads to his class from an approved lesson manual, he is giving them what the Correlation Committee at least would call official religion; but when he illustrates the lesson with an account of the Three Nephites which he learned from his mother, he is giving them unofficial religion. Folklore, then, is that part of our culture that is passed through time and space by the process of oral transmission(by hearing and repeating) rather than by institutionalized means of learning or by the mass media.

Keywords: Folklore; Legends; Mormonism; Pop Folklore; Three Nephites
ID = [9340]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1976-01-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 866  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:06
Roberts, B. H. “A Parallel between the Book of Mormon and A View of the Hebrews by Ethan Smith.” N.p., c. 1922.
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presented in “A Book of Mormon Study” (1922).

ID = [77437]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1922-01-01  Collections:  bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Smith, Joseph, Jr. The Parallel Book of Mormon: The 1830, 1837, and 1840 editions. Salt Lake City: Smith-Pettit Foundation, 2008.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon, editions and translations
ID = [81518]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Larson, Anthony E. Parallel Histories: The Nephites and the Americans. Orem, UT: Zedek Books, 1989.
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Suggests ways in which incidents and historical situations in the Book of Mormon are similar to those of the present era. Twelve parallels may be drawn between the Book of Mormon society and modern American society that may predict future events in America. Both nations had similar origins and crossed the ocean as a result of difference of religion and philosophy. Both degenerated in morality. This work is reviewed in P.289. [J.W.M.]

ID = [78138]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Hogan, Mervin B. “‘A Parallel,’ A Matter of Chance Versus Coincidence.” Rocky Mountain Mason, January 1956.
ID = [77255]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Hougey, Harold. A Parallel—The Basis for the Book of Mormon. Concord, CA: Pacific, 1963.
ID = [77196]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Welch, John W. “Parallelism and Chiasmus in Benjamin’s Speech.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: “They Ye May Learn Wisdom”, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, 315-410. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Keywords: Chiasmus; King Benjamin; Parallelism; Speech
ID = [75720]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Welch, John W. “Parallelism and Chiasmus in Benjamin’s Speech.” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Chiasmus; Parallelism
ID = [75734]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 98247  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Crowell, Angela M., Allen J. Christensen, and John L. Sorenson. “Parallelism, Merismus, and Difrasismo.” 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; Annals of the Cakchiquels; Language - Hebrew; Parallelism; Poetry; Popol Vuh; Structure
ID = [66464]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Parry, Donald W. “Parallelisms, According to Classification.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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Donald Parry lists more than six hundred Book of Mormon parallelisms by type of parallelism.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Literature
ID = [8553]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Alford, Kenneth L., and D. Bryce Baker. “Parallels between Psalms 25–31 and the Psalm of Nephi.” 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 = [34906]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 36551  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:49
Hogan, Mervin B. “‘A Parallel’: A Matter of Choice Versus Coincidence.” The Rocky Mountain Mason 4 (January 1956): 17-31.
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Notes that the Book of Mormon was not the first document published in America that proposed the Jewish connection with the American Indians. Supplies several of B. H. Roberts’s parallel column comparisons of the Book of Mormon with Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews.

ID = [78813]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Hougey, Harold H. ‘A Parallel’—the Basis of the Book of Mormon. Concord, CA: Pacific, 1963.
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Ethan Smith’s book View of the Hebrews provided Joseph Smith with the basic format for the Book of Mormon. Hougey lists forty-one parallels between the Book of Mormon and the View of the Hebrews.

ID = [77369]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Sirota, Mark F. Paraphrase and Commentary on the Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi. Mesa, AZ: M. F. Sirota, 1983.
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A photocopied anthology of texts and commentaries on 3 Nephi 1-10, taken from 4 major sources, including volume 7 of Commentary on the Book of Mormon,

ID = [78139]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Parentage of Ancient American Art and Religion.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 72, no. 39-47 (29 September—24 November 1910): 609-14, 628-31, 644-47, 661-63, 684-86, 692-95, 708-11, 730-33, 740-43, 747.
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A series that discusses the Babylonian and Israelite people who established Book of Mormon civilizations. Suggests that the Jaredites were Semites. The ancient ruins left in America have distinct Babylonian and Assyrian influence. The Nephite- Israelite people of the Book of Mormon have also left their mark upon civilization.

ID = [81343]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1910-09-29  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Avant, Gerry. “Parliament of World’s Religions: Event is ‘Greatest Gathering of Religious Leaders in History’” Church News 63 (11 September 1993): 3—4.
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Five hundred copies of the Book of Mormon in fifteen languages were distributed from the LDS church’s booth at the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

ID = [79965]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1993-09-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Parsons, Alonzo H. Parson’s Text Book. Lamoni, IA: Herald Publishing House, 1902.
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Herald Heritage, [R]1971. As evidence that the Book of Mormon is a true document, the author quotes early works on the antiquities of America and gives Book of Mormon references that compare with the findings of early American explorers.

ID = [78140]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1902-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1.” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 67, no. 10 (October 1964): 816–21, 844–47.
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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.
The purpose of the somewhat labored pages that follow is to lead up to better things by giving the reader some idea of what we are dealing with, of the scope and nature of the writings that are now being read with wonder and amazement by students of religion, and of the strange doctrine and baffling problems they present.

ID = [941]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 44339  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1 (continued).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 67, no. 11 (November 1964): 924–28, 974–75, 977–78, 980–83.
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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.
Studies the Dead Sea Scrolls related to wording found in the New Testament previously thought to be peculiar to that book alone.

ID = [942]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 54242  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1 (continued).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 67, no. 12 (December 1964): 1032–35, 1126–28.
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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 discussion of the Christian Apocrypha as compared with the Jewish Apocrypha.

ID = [943]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 33422  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1 (continued).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 1 (January 1965): 34–37, 60–64.
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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.
Studies the Logia and compares it with other early religious writings.

ID = [944]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 42919  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 10—Conclusion.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 10 (October 1950): 804–6, 824, 826, 828, 830.
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Draws the conclusion that Lehi took the shortest and safest route through the desert during his journeys in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [854]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1950-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 36452  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “Part 1: A New Approach to Studying the Book of Mormon with Bradley J. Kramer.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 8, 2020.
ID = [5493]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-01-08  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 6287  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:06
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1: Some Standard Tests.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 56, no. 11 (November 1953): 830–31, 859–62.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
A study of new discoveries that answer questions critics of the Book of Mormon had been using to disprove its authenticity.

ID = [876]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 22801  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Reynolds, Noel B. “Part 1: The Nineteenth-Century Origin of the Book of Mormon.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 19-20. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship; Book of Mormon Translation; Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [75463]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1—The Problem.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 1 (January 1950): 102–4, 155–59.
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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.
Tests the story of Lehi against various markers certain Egyptologists use to test the authenticity of other Egyptian stories.

ID = [845]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1950-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 50838  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 2: Hidden Treasures: The Search for the Original Scriptures.” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 2 (February 1965): 100–3, 146–47.
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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.
Discusses the history of keeping secrets within religions and within scriptures.

ID = [945]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 23407  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 2: Hidden Treasures: The Search for the Original Scriptures (continued).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 3 (March 1965): 210–13, 226, 228, 230, 232, 234.
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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.
Continues the discussion from the previous installment.

ID = [946]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 41619  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
LDS Perspectives [pseud. of Laura Harris Hales]. “Part 2: How the Book of Mormon Counters Anti-Semitism with Bradley J. Kramer.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 8, 2020.
ID = [5494]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-01-08  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 5674  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:06
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 2: Some Standard Tests.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 56, no. 12 (December 1953): 919, 1003.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Discusses forgery throughout religious history and how we might test whether or not Joseph Smith forged the Book of Mormon.

ID = [877]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 8907  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 3: Secrecy in the Primitive Church.” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 4 (April 1965): 308–11, 326, 328–32.
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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 discussion of original Christian writings versus ones that replaced those when they were lost and what students of such literature might learn from looking at both.

ID = [947]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 39665  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 3: Secrecy in the Primitive Church (concluded).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 6 (June 1965): 482–83, 574–76.
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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.
Looks at how quickly people changed Christianity after the apostles’ deaths, especially in regards to the secret teaching God had given to the apostles while they were alive.

ID = [949]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 18356  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 3: Secrecy in the Primitive Church (continued).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 5 (May 1965): 406–7, 444.
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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.
The conclusion to the three part article about the secrecy in the primitive church and how that influenced it during its time and after it was lost.

ID = [948]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 11728  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 4.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 4 (April 1950): 276–77, 320–26.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Discusses the distinction that Lehi dwelt in a tent as showing him of a different class as those who dwelt in sturdier houses.

ID = [848]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1950-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 37650  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 4.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 2 (February 1954): 88–89, 125–26.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Looks at circumstancial evidence attending the production of the Book of Mormon and how it suggests that the Book of Mormon is true.

ID = [879]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 18296  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 5. Facsimile No. 1: A Unique Document (continued).” In A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price series, Improvement Era 71, no. 10 (October 1968): 73–81.
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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 discussion on whether parts of Fascimile No. 1 should have a hand or part of a wing from a bird to provide commentary on previous scholars’ opinions on the piece.

ID = [980]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 36471  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 5—Contacts in the Desert.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 5 (May 1950): 382–84, 448–49.
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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.
States that Lehi’s family did not run into any important contacts throughout their eight years of wandering the desert because they didn’t light fires. It discusses this being a common practice even today so as to not attract the attention of prowling raiding parties.

ID = [849]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1950-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 32882  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 6.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 55, no. 2 (February 1952): 92–94, 98, 100, 102, 104–5.
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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.
Studies the Jaredite practice of “drawing off” followers to an army to builds its forces and bides its time to show that this was a normal practice at the time.

ID = [862]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1951-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 33415  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 6.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 4 (April 1954): 232–33, 246, 248–50, 252.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Suggests that the author of the Book of Mormon merely wanted people to believe in it and studies what the author might have gained from that.

ID = [881]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 29335  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 6—Place Names in the Desert.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 6 (June 1950): 486–87, 516–19.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Discusses Middle Eastern traditions of naming a place you have discovered after you and how that relates to the names of places within the Book of Mormon.

ID = [850]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1950-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 30739  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 5 (May 1954): 308–9, 326, 330.
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The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.
Addresses the idea that the Book of Mormon may include as many or more Egyptianisms as Hebraisms and suggests that the translation of the Book of Mormon had to have been done by revelation in order for people to believe in its verity.

ID = [882]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1953-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 21258  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 8—Adventures in Jerusalem.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 8 (August 1950): 640–42, 670.
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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.
States that the actions of Lehi’s sons when they go back for the brass plates are typical of people from that time and even from today in the Middle East.

ID = [852]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1950-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 22211  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 9.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 55, no. 5 (May 1952): 316–18, 340, 342, 344, 346.
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Addresses the dangers of oversimplifying the scriptures and attempts to look at the Book of Mormon without such oversimplification.

ID = [865]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1951-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 36579  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 9.” In A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch series, Ensign, February 1977, 66–75.
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Addresses the dangers of oversimplifying the scriptures and attempts to look at the Book of Mormon without such oversimplification.

ID = [1016]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1975-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,moses,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Reynolds, Noel B. “Part Four: Locating the Book of Mormon Geographically and Culturally.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 375-377. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Arabia; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica
ID = [75478]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Reynolds, Noel B. “Part Three: Letting the Text Speak for Itself.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 195-197. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship
ID = [75471]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Reynolds, Noel B. “Part Two: The Logical Structure of the Authorship Debate.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 94-100. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship; Book of Mormon Historicity
ID = [75467]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Kimball, Wm. Clayton. “Partaking of the Fruit.” Ensign, July 1980.
ID = [45014]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1980-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19327  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:32
Earl, Mary Hasler. “Participatory Journalism: Bach, Beethoven, and the Book of Mormon.” New Era 13, no. 8 (1983): 10-11.
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Offering a simple analogy to motivate individuals to read the Book of Mormon, the author compares piano practice to scripture study. “Just as I have to learn new piano techniques, I must review the Book of Mormon and learn eternal techniques.”

Keywords: Analogy, Scripture Study
ID = [76600]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Pike, Dana M. “Passages from the Book of Micah in the Book of Mormon.” In They Shall Grow Together, eds. Charles Swift and Nicholas J. Frederick. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2022.
ID = [33828]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:40
Homer, William H., Jr. “The Passing of Martin Harris.” Improvement Era 29, no. 5 (1926): 468-472.
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This article covers how Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, was persuaded to move from Kirtland, Ohio, to Utah in 1870. A prominent part of the article is devoted to Harris’s tenacious adherence to his testimony of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Harris, Martin, Three Witnesses
ID = [76834]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1926-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Bradley, Don. “A Passover Setting for Lehi’s Exodus.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 119-142.
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Abstract: Later in his life, former Palmyra resident Fayette Lapham recounted with sharp detail an 1830 interview he conducted with Joseph Smith Sr. about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Among the details he reports that Lehi’s exodus from Jerusalem occurred during a “great feast.” This detail, not found in the published Book of Mormon, may reveal some of what Joseph Sr. knew from the lost 116 pages. By examining the small plates account of this narrative in 1 Nephi 1−5, we see not only that such a feast was possible, but that Lehi’s exodus and Nephi’s quest for the brass plates occurred at Passover. This Passover setting helps explain why Nephi killed Laban and other distinctive features of Lehi’s exodus. Read in its Passover context, the story of Lehi is not just the story of one man’s deliverance, but of the deliverance of humankind by the Lamb of God. The Passover setting in which it begins illuminates the meaning of the Book of Mormon as a whole.
[Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of the author’s new book, The Lost 116 Pages: Reconstructing the Book of Mormon’s Lost Stories (Salt Lake City: Kofford Books, 2019).].

ID = [3548]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 57161  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Spencer, Joseph M. “The Past of Book of Mormon Studies: Introduction to a Roundtable Discussion.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 30 (2021): 36-40.
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“It is hoped that the investigations here help not only to clarify something of the past of a rapidly growing field as directly as possible, but also to provoke further studies of past Book of Mormon scholarship with a host of questions about its ongoing import. The field for which the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies aims to provide a kind of center stands to learn much as it continues to reflect on how it has arrived at the place it now occupies. The present grows directly out of the past, and the shape of the future will very much depend on how the past has been understood.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Study; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon, importance of
ID = [81942]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Gibbons, Ted L. “Pat Bagley, Norman the Nephite’s and Larry the Lamanite’s Book of Mormon Time Line.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): Article 15.
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Review of Norman the Nephite's and Larry the Lamanite's Book of Mormon Time Line (1995), by Pat Bagley

ID = [253]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 5298  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Lane, Keith H. “The Path We Walk Together.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, May 27, 2014.
ID = [71161]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2014-05-28  Collections:  bom,byuh-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Hutchins, Barbara, and Paul R. Cheesman. Pathways to the Past. Bountiful: Horizon, 1984.
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A travel guidebook to Middle America that links several Book of Mormon sites with present day locations.

ID = [78141]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Cheesman, Paul R., and Barbara Hutchins. Pathways to the Past: A Guide to the Ruins of Mesoamerica. Bountiful, UT: Horizon, 1984.
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A tour guide intended for the novice LDS audience. Maps, photographs, and directions are provided. Also included are the author’s interpretations of how certain Mesoamerican sites and ruins correspond to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78142]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
“Patrick Henry, Gideon, and the Book of Mormon.” Insights 24, no. 3 (2004).
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Historian Richard L. Bush-man, responding to accusations that the Book of Mormon contains “evidence of nineteenth-century American political culture,” concluded that in fact “most of the principles tradition-ally associated with the American Constitution are slighted or disregarded altogether” in the book. “So many of the powerful intellectual influences operating on Joseph Smith failed to touch the Book of Mormon.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon; tradition; Joseph Smith; philosophy
ID = [66749]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Fyans, J. Thomas. “The Pattern.” New Era 18 (August 1988): 4-5.
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Mankind cannot follow what uninspired men teach because their perception of truth always changes, but the gospel truths, as outlined in the Book of Mormon, remain the same.

ID = [80596]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:55
Matthews, Robert J. “Patterns of Apostasy in the Book of Helaman.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According To Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 65–80. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36799]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 32095  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Harris, James R. Patterns of Conversion in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1968.
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Conversion is the key to salvation. Conversion can be gained, in part, by reading the Book of Mormon and reliving its many conversion experiences. Harris identifies six patterns in these conversion experiences and suggests ways to implement them in daily life. Includes a chart of typical conversion events and a graph of steps in sanctification.

ID = [78143]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Hilton, John, III. “Patterns of Prayer in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, October 2012.
ID = [59884]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2012-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8977  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:38
Olsen, Steven L. “Patterns of Prayer: Humility or Pride.” Ensign, August 1992.
ID = [50615]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9849  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:52
Lee, Rex E. “Paul and Alma and Harold B. Lee: What Prophets and Common Sense Can Teach Us About Learning From Our Mistakes.” University Conference, Brigham Young University, September 14, 1993.
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“There will be adequate opportunities for unavoidable error and disappointment; we need not reach out affirmatively to create them.”

Keywords: Learning
ID = [68978]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1993-09-14  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:57
Nibley, Hugh W. “Paul and Moroni.” Letter to Christianity Today 5, no. 5 (22 May 1961): 727.
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A response to a letter by C. Sumter Logan of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ogden.

ID = [1069]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1961-05-22  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:24
Hougey, Harold H. “Paul and Moroni.” Christianity Today 5 (22 May 1961): 15.
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Notes that a declaration by Thomas Stuart Ferguson that the discovery of Central American cities helps to prove the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon contradicts statements and opinions of other LDS archaeologists.

ID = [79966]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-05-22  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Palmer, David A. “Paul D. Proctor, ‘American Book of Mormon Map’” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2, no. 1 (1990): 205-206.
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Review of “American Book of Mormon Map” (1988), by Paul D. Proctor.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Cartography; Internal Geography; Map; Scripture; Scripture Study
ID = [81]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 3377  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Fullmer, Robert. “Paul Henning: The First Mormon Archaeologist.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Paul Henning was born in Germany in 1872 and passed away in 1923. He was the first Latter-day Saint to become a professional archaeologist and Mesoamerican scholar. He was also the first to bring his professional knowledge to bear on how to correlate the Book of Mormon record with the physical remains and history of the area now widely considered among church members as the core Book of Mormon location. While his ideas on these matters were never published, he deserves to be saluted as a pioneer of Book of Mormon studies. This biographical article includes information about his association with Benjamin C. Cluff Jr., president of Brigham Young University, and his contribution to the university.

ID = [3030]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1648  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Anderson, Lavina Fielding. “Paul R. Cheesman, ed., assisted by S. Kent Brown and Charles D. Tate, Jr., The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 6.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture (1988), edited by Paul R. Cheesman and assisted by S. Kent Brown and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [45]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 5744  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Raish, Martin H. “Paul R. Cheesman, Millie F. Cheesman, Ancient American Indians: Their Origins, Civilizations and Old World Connections.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 42.
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Review of Ancient American Indians: Their Origins, Civilizations, and Old World Connections (1991), by Paul R. Cheesman and Millie F. Cheesman.

ID = [117]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 7757  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Welch, Jeannie. “Peace from the Book of Mormon.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, October 5, 2021.
ID = [71173]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2021-10-06  Collections:  bom,byuh-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Spencer, Pearl. “The Peace Pipe and the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 35, no. 9 (1932): 545.
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The Indian legend concerning the peace pipe is one of great significance to the Book of Mormon. The pipe was a symbol of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. The account of Jesus’ visit to the Americas might help to explain this legend more fully.

Keywords: Jesus Christ, Titles of, Native Americans, Peace, Savior in America
ID = [76855]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1932-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Marsh, David Brent. “Peace through Christ : The Book of Mormon’s Divine Perspective on War.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36240]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:40
Garrett, H. Dean. “Peace Within.” Ensign, September 1988.
ID = [48721]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 22791  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:07
“A Peaceful Heart.” Friend 4 (September 1974): 7.
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A children’s story of the translation of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78912]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1974-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Cake, Lu B. Peepstone Joe and the Peck Manuscript. New York: L. B. Cake, 1899.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. The author enumerates various criticisms of the Book of Mormon related to domesticated animals, the Spaulding theory, contradictions with the Bible, King James English, the Hebrew/Egyptian background, and the testimony of Book of Mormon witness.

ID = [78144]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1899-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Oswalt, M. L. Pen Pictures of Mormonism. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1899.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. Pages 30-36 discuss the Book of Mormon. Argues against the Book of Mormon’s claim of multiple authorship, claims the book resembles the Spaulding manuscript, plagiarizes the Bible, and anachronistically mentions the horse and the ass.

ID = [78145]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1899-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Thomas, John Christopher. A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon: A Literary and Theological Introduction. Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2016.
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“In this monograph, Pentecostal New Testament scholar John Christopher Thomas offers a constructive, critical reading of the Book of Mormon that focuses on a variety of issues often under-represented in the literature currently available. Utilizing narrative analysis, Thomas begins with an investigation of the book’s overall structure detected by means of literary markers in the text. He next presents an extended reading of the narrative contents of the book focusing on its literary and theological dimensions. This close reading enables the construction of a ’Theology of the Book of Mormon’ that explores the major theological emphases that emerge from the narrative analysis of the book. The study next traces the book’s reception amongst followers and opponents alike, as well as its impact in the areas of music, art, and disastrous interpretations of the book. The Book of Mormon and Pentecostalism are then placed into dialogue through historical analyses of early Pentecostal thought on the book and the movements it spawned, before a comparison of the theological heart of Pentecostalism and the book is given. Finally, issues of origins are discussed by an examination of the earliest story of the book’s origins, the major complications of this story, and the proposal of a taxonomy of various reading strategies offered in the light of these complications.” [Abstract]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, commentaries; Comparative religion, Pentecostal
ID = [81531]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
“The People of Ammon.” Friend 23 (May 1993): 89.
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A series of pictures for children illustrating the repentance of the people of Ammon.

ID = [80597]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Stokes, Adam O. “The People of Canaan: A New Reading of Moses 7.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 47 (2021): 159-180.
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Abstract: Moses 7 is one of the most famous passages in all of Restoration scripture. It is also one of the most problematic in regard to its description of the people of Canaan as black (v. 8) and as a people who were not preached to by the patriarch Enoch (v. 12). Later there is also a mention of “the seed of Cain,” who also are said to be black (v. 22). This article examines the history of interpretation of Moses 7 and proposes an alternative understanding based on a close reading of the text. In contrast to traditional views, it argues that the reason for Enoch’s not preaching to the people of Canaan stems not from any sins the people had committed or from divine disfavor but from the racial prejudice of the other sons of Adam, the “residue of the people” (vv. 20, 22) who ironically are the only ones mentioned as “cursed” in the text (v. 20). In looking at the implications of this passage for the present-day Restoration, this article notes parallels between Enoch’s hesitancy and various attitudes toward black priesthood ordination throughout the Restoration traditions, including the Community of Christ where the same type of hesitancy existed. This article argues that, rather than being indicative of divine disfavor toward persons of African descent, this tendency is a response to the racist attitudes of particular eras, whether the period of the Old Testament patriarchs or the post-bellum American South. Nevertheless, God can be seen as working through and within particular contexts and cultures to spread the gospel to all of Adam’s children irrespective of race.

[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to publish this article from an author outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but from a related Restoration faith tradition. Adam Stokes was formerly with the Community of Christ and currently is an ordained Apostle and Elder in The Church of Jesus Christ with the Elijah Message—The Assured Way [Page 160]of the Lord. Adam notes that “while the Book of Moses is not officially part of my church’s canon, my own personal beliefs still accept the Joseph Smith translation/Inspired Version as inspired and sacred scripture and I read it often.” We are grateful for the faithful insights Elder Stokes kindly provides for the Book of Moses.]

ID = [4625]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,moses  Size: 56861  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:58
Sons of the Utah Pioneers. “People of the Book of Mormon: Musical Drama.” Salt Lake City: n.p., 1960.
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Advertisement for a musical drama with actors Bryce Chamberlain and Francis Urry starring as Nephi and Lehi, respectively.

ID = [78146]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Simmons, Verneil W. Peoples, Places and Prophecies: A Study of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Zarahemla Research Foundation, 1986.
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A discussion of three groups—Jaredites, Nephites, and Mulekites—who traveled from the Old World to the New World. Geographical, historical, and archaeological evidences are cited with the intent to prove the veracity of the Book of Mormon. Author cites the Popul Vuh, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible, and other sources.

ID = [78147]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Smith, Christopher C. “A People’s History of Book of Mormon Archaeology: Excavating the Role of ‘Folk’ Practitioners in the Emergence of a Field.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 56, no. 3 (Fall, 2023): 1-42.
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This article discusses the distinction between official and folk culture, specifically concerning Book of Mormon archaeology. It describes the expeditions and claimed findings of people such as Jose Davila, Jesus Padilla, and John Brewer, citing them as folk practitioners who used a combination of scientific and spiritual methods to produce and verify their findings. Their work, however, had no place in official church channels. “The spiritual archaeologists’… experiences present a case study of religious revitalization and the sect-church process by which new religious movements spin off from older traditions. As the official Latter-day Saint culture pushed charismatic archaeologists—and their charismatic artifacts—to its margins, an array of Mormon revitalizers and splinter groups laid claim to them. Though repulsive to the gatekeepers of official culture, folk practitioners’ stories appealed to some rank-and-file Latter-day Saints who longed for a more literal and charismatic faith.” [Author]

Keywords: Historic archaeology, Utah; Charisma; Historic archaeology; Book of Mormon, gold plates; Folk beliefs; Historic archaeology, American setting; Padilla Plates; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon; Folk culture
ID = [82022]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Olson, Eric C. “The ‘Perfect Pattern’: The Book of Mormon as a Model for the Writing of Sacred History.” BYU Studies 31, no. 2 (1991): 7.
ID = [12325]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 1225  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:00
Davis, William L. “Performing Revelation: Joseph Smith and the Creation of The Book of Mormon.” PhD diss., Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, 2016.
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In 1830, Joseph Smith Jr. published The Book of Mormon and subsequently founded a new American religion. According to Smith, The Book of Mormon represented the English translation of an authentic record, written in “Reformed Egyptian,” concerning ancient Israelites who migrated to the Americas in approximately 600 B.C.E. Smith’s purported translation of this sacred history, however, did not occur by traditional means. Rather than directly consulting the record and providing an English rendition, Smith employed a method of divination by placing a “seer stone” into the bottom of his hat, holding the hat to his face to shut out all light, and then he proceeded to dictate the entire text of The Book of Mormon in an extended oral performance, without the aid of notes or manuscripts. By his side, Smith’s scribes wrote down the entire text verbatim in the moment Smith uttered them. As a result, at over 500 printed pages, The Book of Mormon stands as one of the longest recorded oral performances in the history of the United States. This dissertation aims to uncover some of the primary techniques of oral performance that Smith used in the construction of his work. Oratorical skill constituted a critical mode of public and private discourse in the culture of the early American nation; and, as I will argue, the text of The Book of Mormon reveals key characteristics of Smith’s techniques in oral performance that, in turn, reflect the oratorical training of the age. Drawing on Smith’s exposure to a kaleidoscope of cultural institutions that inculcated oratorical skills--focusing specifically on formal and informal education, Sunday school training and revivalism, folk magic practices, semi-extemporaneous Methodist preaching and exhorting, and the fireside storytelling culture of early America--this dissertation will demonstrate how these related cultural streams of oral performance converged in Smith’s production of The Book of Mormon, providing him with the necessary skills and techniques to produce and recite his massive Christian epic through the medium of the spoken word.

Keywords: Performing arts; Revelation and revelations; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [81550]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Gardner, Brant A. “Perhaps Close can Count in More than Horseshoes.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 21 (2016): 235-238.
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Review of Gerald E. Smith, Schooling the Prophet: How the Book of Mormon Influenced Joseph Smith and the Early Restoration (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2015). pp 305. $19.95.
Abstract: Schooling the Prophet provides a good survey of many early Latter-day Saint doctrines. It suggests that there is a causal link between the Book of Mormon and those doctrines. Sometimes it makes the case; many times it is close but doesn’t quite support the thesis of the book.

ID = [3736]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 6678  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Michelsen, Rasmus. Perler fra Mormons Bog. Kobenhavn: Udgivet og forlagt af Holger M. Larsen, 1929.
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A missionary tract that recalls the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and summarily sets forth its contents.

ID = [78148]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1929-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Perler fra Mormons Bog. Kobenhaun: Udgivet og forlagt af Holger M. Larsen, 1929.
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A ready reference booklet dealing with Book of Mormon topics.

ID = [78149]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1929-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Reynolds, George. “Personal Appearance of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15 (15 May 1880): 110-11.
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Describes the personal appearance of the Nephites as being “white and delightsome people,” perhaps “well proportioned, ruddy of countenance, auburn hair and light eyed”

ID = [79967]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-05-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Reynolds, George. “Personal Appearance of the Nephites.” Juvenile Instructor 15, no. 10 (1880): 110-111.
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Describes the personal appearance of the Nephites as being “white and delightsome people,” perhaps “well proportioned, ruddy of countenance, auburn hair and light eyed.”

Keywords: Appearance, Nephite
ID = [75918]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-05-15  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:23
Szink, Terrence L. “The Personal Name ‘Alma’ at Ebla.” Religious Educator Vol. 1 no. 1 (2000).
ID = [38108]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 5272  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:53
Carmack, Stanford A. “Personal Relative Pronoun Usage in the Book of Mormon: An Important Authorship Diagnostic.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 49 (2021): 5-36.
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Abstract: This study compares personal relative pronoun usage in the earliest text of the Book of Mormon with 11 specimens of Joseph Smith’s early writings, 25 pseudo-archaic texts, the King James Bible, and more than 200,000 early modern (1473–1700) and late modern (1701–1800+) texts. The linguistic pattern of the Book of Mormon in this domain — a pattern difficult to consciously manipulate in a sustained manner — uniquely points to a less-common early modern pattern. Because there is no matching of the Book of Mormon’s pattern except with a small percentage of early modern texts, the indications are that Joseph Smith was neither the author nor the English-language translator of this pervasive element of the dictation language of the Book of Mormon. Cross-verification by means of large database comparisons and matching with one of the finest pseudo-archaic texts confirm these findings.

ID = [6495]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 63474  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Sperry, Sidney B. “Personal Religion and Brotherhood in the Book of Mormon.” Deseret News (1 February 1947): 10, 12.
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Explains that the Nephites had a personal relationship with God. This close relationship accounts for their noble ideas and modes of conduct. We can learn from Nephite views on riches, pride, power, inequality, authority, and the vain things of the world.

ID = [79968]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1947-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Jessee, Dean C., ed. The Personal Writings of Joseph Smith. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1984.
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Contains primary source material from Joseph Smith’s writings and includes references to the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, as indicated in the index. Spelling in the original documents is retained.

ID = [78618]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Personal Writings of the Book of Mormon Witnesses.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 39-60. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver; Eight Witnesses; Harris, Martin; Page, Hiram; Smith, Hyrum; Three Witnesses; Whitmer, David; Whitmer, John
ID = [75465]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
“‘Personalized Books’ Expand to Fill Added Mission Requests.” Church News 55 (7 July 1985): 12.
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Many families are joining the family-to-family program to distribute copies of the Book of Mormon containing personal testimonies. The book is the best missionary tool of the Church.

ID = [78828]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1985-07-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
“Personalized Copy Puts You on Mission.” Church News 52 (21 August 1982): 14.
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Explains the family-to-family Book of Mormon placement program. Families attach their picture and their written testimony to a copy of the Book of Mormon and send the Book of Mormon into the mission field. The program has been very successful and has accounted for many baptisms.

ID = [79969]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1982-08-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Davis, D. Morgan. “The Perspective of History.” Insights 31, no. 3 (2011).
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The perspective of history can be sobering, even humbling. Not so recently, two men from the same faith tradition but different perspectives joined in a debate about whether and how a man whom they both acknowledged as a prophet could have seen what he said he saw and be who he claimed to be. As it unfolded, their discussion touched upon many aspects of what it means to have faith in such a person and in his revelations. The role of reason in relation to revelation, the relevance of history to faith, and the connection of language to perception were all explored. The power of poetry and other idioms of popular culture in establishing the credibility of one’s chosen narrative were on display. Their debate was not an isolated event; it was just one of many in an ongoing phenomenon of cultural and spiritual contestation and negotiation. And although the two men in this case lived eleven hundred years ago, that same process of debate that they engaged in is still under way in our own times and is very much a part of our cultural climate today.

Keywords: history; perspective; revelations; faith; popular culture
ID = [66980]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Christensen, Ross T., and Ruth R. Christensen. “Perspectives on the Route of Mulek’s Colony.” Society for Early Historic Archaeology Newsletter 131 (September 1972): 1-6.
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Proposes two possible routes for the transoceanic Mulekite journey: (1) The Mediterranean/North Atlantic route, or (2) the African/South Atlantic route. The irst choice is seen as the more likely.

ID = [79970]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1972-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Largey, Dennis L. “The Persuading Power of The Book of Mormon.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, August 2, 2005.
ID = [72362]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-02  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Robe, Russell. Persuasion and Perplexity: A Faith-Promoting Analysis of Anti-Mormon Propaganda. Salt Lake City: Emblem Editions, 1990.
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Explains the motives and psychological structure of anti-Mormon communications. Offers advice to those who are troubled by faith-destroying rhetoric.

ID = [78150]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Peterson, Daniel C. “Peter Bartley, Mormonism: The Prophet, the Book and the Cult.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 5.
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Review of Mormonism: The Prophet, The Book and the Cult (1989), by Peter Bartley. Bartley attacks Mormonism and its sacred book, the Book of Mormon, which is not surprising when one notes the anti-Mormon sources he cosulted. Rigorous and well-grounded arguments are lacking, and sweepingly dogmatic assertions dominate. He faults the Book of Mormon on various claims as well as on stylistic grounds--he asserts that it appears to be written entirely by one person. This publication represents just one more anti-Mormon book.

ID = [61]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 66493  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Ludlow, Victor L. “Philip J. Schlesinger, Isaiah and the Book of Mormon: A Study Guide for Understanding the Writings of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991): Article 14.
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Review of Isaiah and the Book of Mormon: A Study Guide for Understanding the Writings of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Philip J. Schlesinger.

ID = [101]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,old-test  Size: 7983  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Christensen, Ross T. “The Phoenician Theory of New World Origins Re-examined.” Society for Early Historic Archaeology Newsletter 111 (13 January 1969): 1-11.
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Suggests that Mulek escaped with the aid of Phoenician mariners. “Sidon was the principal metropolis of the Phoenician homeland, the Mulekites and Nephites were unable to understand each others’ language, and Phoenician inscriptions have been found in America” Responds to questions and gives topics for further investigation relating to his theory.

ID = [80598]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1969-01-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Tvedtnes, John A. “A Phonemic Analysis of Nephite and Jaredite Proper Names.” Society for Early Historic Archaeology Newsletter 141 (December 1977): 1-8.
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Originally presented as a paper at the 22nd annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures & Allied Fields, the article analyzes the sound system of the Nephite and Jaredite languages, using transliterations of names from these languages found in the English Book of Mormon. The author concludes that the Nephite names reflect the phonology of the Hebrew language, while the Jaredite names have a different origin.

ID = [78913]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1977-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Roberts, Bliss, and Mary Ann Roberts. Picture Scriptures: The Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Acorn, 1981.
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A guide for teaching children the Book of Mormon by using pictures and illustrations.

ID = [78151]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Carmack, Noel A. “A Picturesque and Dramatic History: George Reynolds’s Story of the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 47, no. 2 (2008): 115.
ID = [11264]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 35899  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:20
Skousen, Royal. “Piecing Together the Original Manuscript.” BYU Today 46 (May 1992): 18-24.
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Skousen reports on his work on a critical text of the Book of Mormon, notably his work with the Wilford Wood original manuscript fragments, which in 1937 Wood purchased from Lewis Bidamon’s son, Charles. The project has illuminated Hebrew-like expressions in the original text, some errors of transmission between the original and the printer’s manuscripts, and more information concerning the translation process.

ID = [79971]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1992-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Bradley, Don. “Piercing the Veil: Temple Worship in the Lost 116 Pages.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
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We Latter-day Saints are temple-centered people. So were the Nephites. But what do we know about their temple worship, how it worked and what it was for? How was it even possible for the Nephites to observe the Mosaic rituals without the Levitical priesthood, the Aaronite high priest, and the Ark of the Covenant? And given that our temple worship today isn’t about animal sacrifice, what, if anything, does their temple worship have to do with ours? Critics, and even friendlier outside observers like Harold Bloom, have sometimes come away from reading the Book of Mormon—in Bloom’s case not reading it very much—but they’ve sometimes come away thinking that there isn’t much “Mormon-ism” in the book. Let’s see whether our exploration of temple themes in the Nephite narratives contradicts this or bears it out.

Keywords: Aminadi (Ancestor of Amulek); Ark of Cumorah; Ark of the Covenant; Book of Lehi; Early Church History; High Priest; Hill Cumorah; Interpreters; Law of Moses; Liahona; Lost 116 Pages; Mosiah the Elder; Sword of Laban; Temple
ID = [32499]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 22636  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Shaw, Mary C. “Pigmy Elephants.” Improvement Era 39, no. 1 (1935): 19.
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This article discusses newly discovered fossils of elephants that were found on an island off the coast of California. This discovery may indicate that the Book of Mormon contains the truth.

Keywords: Ancient America – North America, Archaeology, Book of Mormon Anachronisms, Elephants
ID = [76991]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1936-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Butterworth, F. Edward. Pilgrims of the Pacific. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1974.
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Discusses relations between the Jaredites and Polynesians, the story of Hagoth, and the route of Lehi out of Jerusalem.

ID = [78152]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1974-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Pearson, Glenn L., and Reid E. Bankhead. A Pin-Point Marking Guide to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1961.
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An early draft of the authors’ two books, A Doctrinal Approach to the Book of Mormon, and Teaching with the Book of Mormon. This version is shorter and lacks the study questions.

ID = [77438]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1961-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Pioneer Tradition and the True Church.” In An Approach to the Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 6, 3rd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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In this work the Book of Mormon is seen in a new perspective; we see it in a world setting, not in a mere local one. It takes its place naturally alongside the Bible and other great works of antiquity and becomes one of them.
A comparison between the Israelites many exoduses and the pioneers of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints.

ID = [2043]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Faust, James E. “Pioneers of the Future: ‘Be Not Afraid, Only Believe’” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1997.
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We belong to the greatest cause on earth. We are the pioneers of the future. Let us go forth like the armies of Helaman and build the kingdom of God.

ID = [18253]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1997-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 14722  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:16
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Pitfalls Avoided by the Translator of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 71, no. 18, 19 (6, 13 May 1909): 273-79, 289-93.
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Describes many mistakes that Joseph Smith could have made if he were a fraud who wrote the Book of Mormon. For instance, Joseph Smith did not incorporate modern geographical names, punctuation, chapter and verse markings, modern terms for clothing, alcoholic beverages, military terms, days of the week, names of months, nor titles such as mister or doctor.

ID = [81335]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1909-05-06  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Carmack, Stanford A. “Pitfalls of the Ngram Viewer.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 187-210.
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Abstract: Google’s Ngram Viewer often gives a distorted view of the popularity of cultural/religious phrases during the early 19th century and before. Other larger textual sources can provide a truer picture of relevant usage patterns of various content-rich phrases that occur in the Book of Mormon. Such an approach suggests that almost all of its phraseology fits comfortably within its syntactic framework, which is mostly early modern in character.

ID = [3525]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 42018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Bowen, Matthew L., and Pedro Olavarria. “Place of Crushing: The Literary Function of Heshlon in Ether 13:25-31.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 14 (2015): 227-239.
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Abstract: The name Heshlon, attested once (in Ether 13:28), as a toponym in the Book of Mormon most plausibly denotes “place of crushing.” The meaning of Heshlon thus becomes very significant in the context of Ether 13:25–31, which describes the crushing or enfeebling of Coriantumr’s armies and royal power. This meaning is also significant in the wider context of Moroni’s narrative of the Jaredites’ destruction. Fittingly, the name Heshlon itself serves as a literary turning point in a chiastic structure which describes the fateful reversal of Coriantumr’s individual fortunes and the worsening of the Jaredites’ collective fortunes. Perhaps Moroni, who witnessed the gradual crushing and destruction of the Nephites, mentioned this name in his abridgement of the Book of Ether on account of the high irony of its meaning in view of the Jaredite war of attrition which served as precursor to the destruction of the Nephites.

ID = [4262]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 32282  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
Brown, S. Kent. “‘The Place that was Called Nahom’: New Light from Ancient Yemen.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 1 (1999): 64-70, 79.
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“Brown describes a carved altar inscribed to the tribe Nihm discovered in the southwest Arabian peninsula (Yemen)-this location may be the place Nahom where Nephi’s father-in-law, Ishmael, was buried, according to the Book of Mormon record.” [abstract provided]

Keywords: Book of Mormon geography, Nahom; Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Book of Mormon; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon
ID = [81971]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Sorensen, David E. “Place the Book of Mormon in Your Heart—Not on Your Bookshelf.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, March 19, 2002.
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Make a commitment today that you will not leave this great university without having read the Book of Mormon at least once.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Podcast: Come; Follow Me
ID = [69314]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2002-03-19  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:00
Rappleye, Neal. “The Place—or the Tribe—Called Nahom?” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 62, no. 2 (2023): 49.
ID = [81609]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:03
Welch, John W. “The Plain and Precious Parts.” 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: Apostasy; Covenant; Nephi' s Dream; Plain and Precious Things
ID = [66453]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Sorenson, John L. “Plain and Precious Prophecy.” Instructor 97 (September 1962): 309-19.
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Nephi’s prophecies focused on people and principles, as he viewed the “sweep of history and God’s plan” Almost half of Nephi’s discourse about his vision was related to the influence of a book of scripture.

ID = [79972]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Maxwell, Neal A. Plain and Precious Things. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1983.
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The purpose of the Book of Mormon is to support the Bible in bearing witness of Christ. Though it is a highly complex instructional book in its plot, structure, and symbolism, its greatest value lies in its spiritual message. The purpose of scriptures is to remove stumbling blocks, to elevate our minds, hearts, and standards, and to deepen our trust by revealing the purposes of God.

ID = [78153]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Roesler, Rebecca A. “Plain and Precious Things Lost: The Small Plates of Nephi.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 52, no. 2 (Summer, 2019): 85-106.
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This article by Rebecca A. Roesler discusses the significance of Nephi’s small plates in the Book of Mormon. Roesler examines the text of the Book of Mormon in order to “establish that scriptural texts can…exhibit variation in spiritual understanding” and that such variation can be insightful. She does not comment on the historicity or divinity of the text, but seeks to present “a literary case that, sometime in the generations before Alma, the small plates of Nephi and the teachings thereon are lost or obscured from view.” [quotes from author]

Keywords: Nephi (Book of Mormon figure); Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [82014]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Church of Christ (Temple Lot). Plain and Precious Things: A Study Guide to the Establishment of the Stick of Judah and the Stick of Joseph in One. Independence, MO: Church of Christ, April 1956.
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A Sunday School manual for the Church of Christ. Provides a historical sketch of the book’s coming forth and some of its teachings on faith, repentance, baptism, laying on of hands, resurrections, eternal judgment, and priesthood authority.

ID = [78154]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
“Plain Fact for Students of the Book of Mormon with a Map of the Promised Land.” Salt Lake City: N.p., 1886.
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Five page booklet attempts to depict the exact geographical location of Book of Mormon lands and cities. Emphasis is placed on “Bountiful and four-sea regions”

ID = [78155]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1886-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Berry, John. Plain Facts Against the Latter Day Saints. Cheshire, England: Altrincham, 1841.
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A lecture demonstrating that the Book of Mormon contradicts the Bible. Sees problem with Lehi’s teaching that without the Fall there would have been no posterity. Argues that water baptism by immersion is not necessary for salvation.

ID = [78156]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1841-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Pratt, Parley P. Plain Facts, Showing the Falsehood and Folly of the Rev. C. S. Bush (A Church Minister of the Parish of Peover): Being a Reply to His Tract against the Latter-Day Saints. Manchester: W. R. Thomas, 1840.
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Rebuttal to Rev. Bush’s publication “Plain Facts, Showing the Falsehood and Folly of The Mormonites or Latter-day Saints” Pratt confirms the Church’s belief in the Bible as the word of God, but stresses that God is a God of continuous revelation. He denies that Emma Smith had signed a document stating that the Book of Mormon was false. The doctrines in the Book of Mormon are pure and holy. Whatever the medium upon which the scriptures are written or by what man of God they are recorded, their principles are the same.

ID = [78157]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1840-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
“Plan and Program for the Study of Child Culture and the Book of Mormon.” N.p., 1903.
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Relief Society lessons. Part two outlines a course of study from the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78158]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1903-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Ricks, Eldin. Plan for a Daily Reading of the Four Standard Works. Salt Lake City: Mountain West, 1973.
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A booklet formatted to allow readers of the Book of Mormon to plan daily scripture study.

ID = [78159]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1973-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Plan of Salvation and the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 1 (2020).
ID = [38339]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 56054  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
Crowther, Duane S. The Plan of Salvation and the Future in Prophecy. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1971.
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Combines Book of Mormon passages with others from the standard works of the Church to outline the plan of salvation. Many Book of Mormon passages foretell future conditions.

ID = [78619]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Harmon, Neal S. “The planning and design of a computer program to teach spanish through The Book of Mormon.” PhD diss., Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2001.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon, use and influence; Language, use and teaching; Book of Mormon
ID = [81556]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Fernelius, Lisa H. “Planning Family Home Evening Together.” Ensign, August 2000.
ID = [54493]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2000-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1920  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:25
Ball, Terry B., S. Kent Brown, Arnold H. Green, David J. Johnson, and W. Revell Phillips. “Planning Research on Oman: The End of Lehi’s Trail.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7, no. 1 (1998): 12-21, 70.
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In February 1998, five Brigham Young University professors spent more than a week together in southern Oman to collect data for future research projects in the area, which seems to correspond to the end of Lehi’s trail in the Old World. Future research must be performed in a professional manner and seek to reconstruct that part of the world in 600 BC. Botanical, archaeological, chronological, mineralogical, geological, and inscriptional studies in the area would depend on acquiring sponsors in Oman and on the availability of resources.

Keywords: Arabia; Archaeology; Bountiful; Lehi’s Trail; Old World; Oman
ID = [2975]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 37292  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Millet, Robert L. “The Plates of Brass: A Witness of Christ.” Ensign, January 1988.
ID = [48400]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 14973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:04
Donaldson, Lee L. “The Plates of Ether and the Covenant of the Book of Mormon.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 69–79. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
ID = [36713]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 22335  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Brown, Matthew S. Plates of Gold: The Book of Mormon Comes Forth. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, Inc., 2003.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon, gold plates; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81468]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Burgess, S. A. “The Plates of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 74 (15 June 1927): 691-92.
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Reviews the historical events dealing with the reception and translation of the gold plates by Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith was given great assistance from God to perform his prophetic work.

ID = [80599]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-06-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Child, A. Lon. “Plates of the Book of Mormon.” Juvenile Instructor 85 (August 1950): 256-57.
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Features a chart and explanation of the different sets of plates identiied in the Book of Mormon, including the brass plates, the twenty-four gold plates, the small and large plates of Nephi, Mormon’s abridgment of Nephi’s large plates, and Moroni’s abridgment of Jaredite record.

ID = [79973]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
“Plates of the Book of Mormon.” Church News 58 (2 January 1988): 4.
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Graphic illustration of the development of the Book of Mormon in modern and ancient times. Chart shows relationships among the several sets of plates used by Mormon to compose the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79974]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Peak, W. E. “Plates or Records.” Saints’ Herald 52 (6 September 1905): 855-57.
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The Book of Mormon speaks of twenty- two plates or records that are no longer available, as well as seven other records promised to come forth at a later date.

ID = [79975]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-09-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Ricks, Eldin. “The Plates that Mormon Found and the Manuscript that Joseph Smith Lost.” In The Ninth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Book of Mormon, edited by the BYU Church Educational System. Provo, Utah: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1982.
ID = [82380]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:08
“Plates, Metal.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
ID = [74886]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:05
Roper, Matthew P. “Plausibility, Probability, and the Cumorah Question.” Religious Educator Vol. 10 no. 2 (2009).
ID = [38302]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2009-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 64647  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
Kenner, S. A. “The Play ‘Corianton’” Improvement Era 5, no. 12 (1902): 980-983.
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A youth oriented defense of the Book of Mormon and a justification for the drama referred to in the title.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Fiction, Corianton (Son of Alma the Younger)
ID = [76793]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1902-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Christensen, Kevin. “Playing to an Audience: A Review of Revelatory Events.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 28 (2018): 65-114.
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Review of Ann Taves, Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies in the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2016, 366 pages with notes and index $29.93 (paperback).
Abstract: Ann Taves’s book offers a comparative look at the origins of three groups, among them Mormonism. While she does not address the issue of competing explanations by each group about their origins or how to best navigate among them in terms that are not self-referential, that crucial circumstance is modeled by Thomas Kuhn in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. So I, too, have a pattern that applies to my arguments just as much it does to those offered by Professor Taves. Where her book attempts to solve the puzzle of Joseph Smith, my review offers a test of her rules for puzzle solving. This includes comparisons with the standard approach to document testing cited by Hugh Nibley, looking at key aspects of her argument and treatment of sources, and by considering Richard L. Anderson’s crucially relevant study of imitation gospels compared to the Book of Mormon. My own response should be tested not just as secular or religious, but against standards that are dependent on neither secular nor religious grounds. That is, to be valid, my response should argue “Why us?” in comparison to her case, rather than just declare that what she offers is “Not us.” We can decide situationally whether to define key concepts such as religion, spirituality, theology, and ministry or sit back and track how others are defining them. Either stance has its strengths and liabilities. Each allows us to see some things while obscuring others. The key is to figure out what we want to see under any given circumstances.
The current paradigm is going toward a non-faith-based study, which has no future. By this I do not mean simply that the study is not faith-based; it is based on non-faith, so criticism does not mean close study; it so often means destructive study. New paradigms emerge from those aware of the crisis, who recognize the situation is not likely to be remedied by the methods that caused it.

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ID = [3644]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64797  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Midgley, Louis C. “Playing with Half a Decker: The Countercult Religious Tradition Confronts the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5, no. 1 (1993): 116-171.
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Review of “Meeting the Book of Mormon Challenge in Chile” (1990), by Dean Maurice Helland.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
ID = [149]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 125803  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Skousen, Royal. “The Pleading Bar of God.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).
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Near the end of his life, the prophet Nephi referred to the day of judgment and declared that we, the readers of the Book of Mormon, will stand face to face with him before the bar of Christ (2 Nephi 33:11). Similarly, the prophets Jacob and Moroni referred to meeting us when we appear before “the pleasing bar” of God to be judged.

Keywords: Nephi; pleasing bar; original manuscript; Joseph Smith
ID = [66756]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Skousen, Royal. “The Pleading Bar of God.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): 21-36.
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Abstract: Royal Skousen’s essay shed light on enigmatic references in Jacob 6:13 and Moroni 10:34 to “the pleasing bar of God.” After establishing that the term “pleading bar” is an appropriate legal term, he cites both internal evidence and the likelihood of scribal errors as explanations for why “pleasing bar,” instead of the more likely “pleading bar,” appears in current editions of the Book of Mormon.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See Royal Skousen, “The Pleading Bar of God,” in “To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson and Daniel C. Peterson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2017), 413–28. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/to-seek-the-law-of-the-lord-essays-in-honor-of-john-w-welch-2/.]
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ID = [3434]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 33042  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Thompson, Anita. “Please Read It to Me.” New Era 20, no. 7 (1990): 8-10.
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Personal story. Author tells of the Book of Mormon’s influence in her son’s life. He lay at life’s edge, pale as the pillowcase beneath him, and spoke in the faintest whisper: “What are you reading?”

Keywords: Family, Prayer, Scripture Study
ID = [76613]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Thompson, Anita. “Please Read It to Me.” New Era 20 (July 1990): 8-10.
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Personal story. Author tells of the Book of Mormon’s influence in her son’s life.

ID = [79976]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Hyde, Paul Nolan. A Plethora of Plates: A Teaching Perspective. Orem, UT: Parrish Press, 2015.
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Keywords: Brass Plates, Commentary, Gold Plates, Large Plates of Nephi, Metals, Plates, Plates of Ether, Plates of Mormon, Plates of Moroni, Prophet, Revelation, Scripture Study, Small Plates of Nephi
ID = [75441]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Benyola, Joseph. Pocket Reference Book of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Monongahela City, PA: Church of Jesus Christ, 1956.
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A topical reference work containing a list of the books from the Book of Mormon and the Bible with their corresponding contents by chapter and verse. Topics include falling away, Restoration, baptism, and laying on of hands.

ID = [78160]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Smith, Robert F. “Poesy and Prosody in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 42 (2021): 41-76.
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Abstract: Robert Smith makes the case that “poetic art in the Book of Mormon is highly developed” — you just need to have the eye to recognize it. Though many readers are aware of the stunning examples of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon, thanks to the pioneering work by John W. Welch, fewer are acquainted with the other important forms of parallelism that pervade the text, often placed strategically to highlight the importance of a particular passage. Smith also shows why apocalpytic texts, sometimes thought to originate at a later period, can be found, for example, in the first chapter of the Book of Mormon.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See Robert F. Smith, “Poesy and Prosody in the Book of Mormon,” in “To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson and Daniel C. Peterson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2017), 429–67. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/to-seek-the-law-of-the-lord-essays-in-honor-of-john-w-welch-2/.]

ID = [3436]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64465  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Barney, Kevin L. “Poetic Diction and Parallel Word Pairs in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 2 (1995): 15-81.
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Hebrew poetry is based on various patterns of parallelism. Parallel lines are in turn created by the use of parallel words, that is, pairs of words bearing generally synonymous or antithetic meanings. Since the 1930s, scholars have come to realize that many of these “word pairs” were used repeatedly in a formulaic fashion as the basic building blocks of different parallel lines. The Book of Mormon reflects numerous parallel structures, including synonymous parallelism, antithetic parallelism, and chiasmus. As word pairs are a function of parallelism, the presence of such parallel structures in the Book of Mormon suggests the possible presence of word pairs within those structures. This article catalogs the use of forty word pairs that occur in parallel collocations both in the Book of Mormon and in Hebrew poetry.

Keywords: Antithetic Parallelism; Chiasmus; Diction; Language - Hebrew; Parallel; Parallelism; Poetic; Poetry; Synonymous Parallelism; Word Pairs
ID = [2912]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 106500  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Takayama, Machiko. Poetic Language in 19th Century Mormonism: A Study of Semiotic Phenomenology in Communication and Culture. Ph.D. diss., Southern Illinois University, 1990.
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Making an analysis of the Book of Abraham and the Book of Mormon, this dissertation concludes that Joseph Smith was a poet, who produced his scriptures not through plagiarism nor the gift of God, but through a “poetic phenomenon” as defined by Julia Kristeva and Jacques Derrida.

ID = [78161]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Parry, Donald W. Poetic Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon: The Complete Text Reformatted. Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2007.
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“Poetic Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon : The Complete Text Reformatted comprises the entire text of the Book of Mormon formatted into (1) historical narrative or (2) parallelistic forms, consisting of a number of parallel and repetitious types. The narrative portions, representing the majority of the Book of Mormon, are formatted into regular blocked style. Parallelistic forms, however, are formatted into various patterns designed to aid the reader in visualizing the forms. A number of mechanical techniques have been employed in creating the patterns, including bold characters, underlining, indentations, italics, parentheses, spacing, adding letters of the alphabet, and others. On occasion, ancient poetic texts belonging to the Dead Sea Scrolls were also formatted in certain arrangements.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Chiasmus; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon
ID = [81503]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Parry, Donald W. “Poetic Parallelisms of the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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Donald Parry defines poetic parallelism in general and specific parallel forms. He gives several examples of each form from the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Literature
ID = [8554]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Boyd, Theo E. Poetic Reflections from the Dust. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1979.
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Reprints selected Book of Mormon passages in a form that makes them appear more poetic, including 1 Nephi 1:1-2, 1 Nephi 3:27- 37, 2 Nephi 1:25-39, and Jacob 2:34-43. (Verses are numbered according to RLDS.)

ID = [78162]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Rust, Richard Dilworth. “The Poetic Testimony of the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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In the Book of Mormon, God speaks to us in the most powerful, effective way possible by interconnecting truth, goodness, and beauty. A good deal of what the Book of Mormon says is in how it is said. Richard Rust offers examples of how the choice words and their structure help convey the testimony of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Literature
ID = [8583]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Dyk, Gerrit van. “Poetry in and about the Book of Mormon: A Review of Literature.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 32 (2023): 138-165.
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“Poetry in and poetry influenced by the Book of Mormon both demonstrate the rich religious materials and heritage found in the Latter-day Saint religious movement. This review of literature highlights the scholarly conversation surrounding the tradition’s greatest poetic works, both inside the text—what I am calling Book of Mormon poetry—and those adapted from it—what I call poetry influenced by the Book of Mormon.” [Author]

Keywords: Literary arts, poetry; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon
ID = [81959]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Rust, Richard Dilworth. “Poetry in the Book of Mormon.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 100-113. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. Arranging this memorable thought from the Book of Mormon into two lines reveals its poetic character. Arranged in four lines, its neat structure is even more apparent. In this case, understanding the structure enhances our understanding of the meaning: the fall of Adam allows mankind to exist, and the potential destiny of mankind can bring ultimate joy. Rather than being an isolated example, this brief piece is just one of numerous poetic passages throughout the Book of Mormon, which are usually unrecognized as poetry because they are printed as prose. When arranged as verse, however, the poetic parts of the Book of Mormon are unveiled as having great beauty and power.

Keywords: Isaiah (Prophet); Poetry; Prophecy; Psalm of Nephi; Structure
ID = [75626]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 21550  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
WIlliams, Frederick G. Poets of Mozambique: A Bilingual Selection. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2015.
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There are twenty-seven poets represented in this bilingual anthology and over 130 poems; these range from the sixteenth century to the present but with the bulk coming from the twentieth century. There is also a broad range of topics and political points of view, as well as a diversity of racial and cultural ethnicity represented among the poets. But whether they were native African, Portuguese-born, or mestizo, the principle guiding criterion for their inclusion is their poems’ inherent literary value.

ID = [75325]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:19
Ensign. “Policies and Announcements.” Ensign November 1985.
ID = [47374]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5483  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:53
Ensign. “Policies and Announcements.” Ensign July 1986.
ID = [47710]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4471  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:56
Cracroft, Richard H. “‘Polishing God’s Altars’ Fictionally Wresting the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 16.
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Review of the Nephite Chronicles (1984-1989), by Robert H. Moss.

ID = [72]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 25973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Political Context of the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture.
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The history of any people has a political dimension. If there is any structure of authority in a society, people will want to control that authority to promote their own interests. Politics is that realm in which this struggle takes place. Nephite and Lamanite politics and wars revolved around the issue of which of Lehi’s sons was the legitimate heir to the paternal right to rule.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Law and Politics
ID = [8569]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Political Dimension in Nephi’s Small Plates.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1987.
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Noel Reynolds explains how Nephi’s writings can be read in part as a political tract that documents the legitimacy of Nephi’s rule. He discusses the traditions of the Lamanites and Nephites, the events chronicled in the small plates of Nephi, the typologies of Moses and Joseph in Nephi’s writings, and he gives a chiastic analysis of 1 Nephi 3-5.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Law and Politics
ID = [8543]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Political Dimension in Nephi’s Small Plates.” BYU Studies 27, no. 4 (1987): 15.
ID = [10241]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1987-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 2112  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:13
Nibley, Hugh W. “Politics in Jerusalem.” 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.
An investigation into the peculiar social organization of Jerusalem and the social and political struggles that racked the city just before its fall.

ID = [2039]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
“Polynesian Ancestry and Traditions of the Book of Mormon.” Deseret News Church Section (6 June 1936): 2, 6.
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WilliamA. Cole studied Polynesian traditions, legends, and ancestry. He found that Polynesians are direct descendants of the Nephites and gives several Polynesian legends of the migrations that took place, one of which is of the Nephite shipbuilder, Hagoth.

ID = [79977]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1936-06-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Clement, Russell T. “Polynesian Origins: More Word on the Mormon Perspective.” Dialogue 13 (Winter 1980): 88-98.
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Reviews the claims of the scientists and Mormon leaders regarding the origin of the Polynesians. The debate continues among scientists, some favoring American origins, while most tend to Asian origins. Mormon leaders have consistently held that the Polynesians came from the American continent.

ID = [79978]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Shumway, Eric B. “Polynesians.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 3. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [74892]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 3879  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:54:05
Petersen, Mark E. Polynesians Came from America!. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1962.
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The great faith of the Polynesian people indicates that they are of the blood of Israel. Evidence that they are descendants of Lehi lies in the structure of their temples, baptismal fonts, stone roadways, and the plant life with origins in North America. The first white men in these islands were greeted with great reverence because of the traditions of the people concerning their white god whose teachings resembled those of Jesus Christ.

ID = [78163]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Jensen, Elwin W. “Polynesians Descend from Lehi: According to Statements of the Prophets.” N.p., 1977.
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Provides numerous quotes by LDS prophets suggesting that Polynesian peoples may be descended from Lehi, a Book of Mormon prophet.

ID = [78164]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Packard, Dennis J., and Sandra Packard. “Pondering the Word.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 2 (1999): 48-69, 86.
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Despite the emphasis that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints places on scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon, some members find it difficult to truly love the scriptures. This article claims that by pondering the scriptures often, members can better understand and appreciate the prophetic words. In order to find a deeper love for the scriptures, readers should consider the following details while reading: the setting of a passage; the meaning of various words and phrases; the author’s attitude when he wrote the passage; the possible comparisons between passages; the possible implied messages of the authors; the possible reasons for the inclusion of a specific passage; the organization of the scriptures; the repetition of ideas, words, and sounds; and the emphasis of certain words. By pondering each of these aspects, readers can gain a greater love for and appreciation of the scriptures.

Keywords: Emphasis; Organization; Ponder; Repetition; Scripture; Scripture Study; Structure
ID = [3011]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 51551  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Jensen, De Lamar. “The Popol Vuh and the Book of Mormon.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 16 (1 December 1953): 1-2.
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A discussion of the sacred Popul Vuh, or “book of the People,” written in Maya-Quiché by a learned Quiché in the 16th century. The Popul Vuh deals with the history of the world and of the Quiché people. It has etiologic similarities with the Book of Mormon and points of contact with the Bible and the Pearl of Great Price. By way of example, the Quiché people trace their ethnic beginnings to four wandering brothers who were joined with two other families.

ID = [80600]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1953-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Bennion, John. “Popular and Literary Mormon Novels: Can Weyland and Whipple Dance Together in the House of Fiction?” BYU Studies 37, no. 1 (1997): 159.
ID = [11912]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 53424  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:25
Nibley, Hugh W. “Portrait of Laban.” In An Approach to the Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 6, 3rd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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In this work the Book of Mormon is seen in a new perspective; we see it in a world setting, not in a mere local one. It takes its place naturally alongside the Bible and other great works of antiquity and becomes one of them.
A study of Laban as an authentic man and what happened to the Jews at Jerusalem.

ID = [2041]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Furse, Nani Lii S. “Portrait of Mosiah 18.” Ensign, July 1992.
ID = [50589]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 489  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:52
Sexton, George. A Portraiture of Mormonism, or Animad Versions on the Doctrines and Pretensions of the Latter- day Saints. London: W. Strange, 1849.
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Two polemic lectures. Considers Joseph Smith to be an impostor. Tells about the origin of the Book of Mormon and comments on its feasibility or lack thereof.

ID = [77439]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1849-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Goff, Alan. “Positivism and the Priority of Ideology in Mosiah-First Theories of Book of Mormon Production.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): 11-36.
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Review of Brent Lee Metcalfe. “The Priority of Mosiah: A Prelude to Book of Mormon Exegesis.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, and Review of Edwin Firmage Jr. “Historical Criticism and the Book of Mormon: A Personal Encounter.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, and Review of Susan Staker. “Secret Things, Hidden Things: The Seer Story in the Imaginative Economy of Joseph Smith.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Historicity; Joseph; Jr.; Seerstones; Smith; Translation
ID = [459]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 58683  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘Possess the Land in Peace’: Zeniff’s Ironic Wordplay on Shilom.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 28 (2018): 115-120.
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Abstract: The toponym Shilom likely derives from the Semitic/Hebrew root š-l-m, whence also the similar-sounding word šālôm, “peace,” derives. The first mention of the toponym Shilom in Zeniff’s record — an older account than the surrounding material and an autobiography — occurs in Mosiah 9:6 in parallel with Zeniff’s mention of his intention to “possess the land in peace” (Mosiah 9:5). The language and text structure of Mosiah 9:5‒6 thus suggest a deliberate wordplay on Shilom in terms of šālôm. Zeniff uses the name Shilom as a point of irony throughout his brief royal record to emphasize a tenuous and often absent peace between his people and the Lamanites.

ID = [3645]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 8684  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Lindsay, Jeff. “The Possibility of Janus Parallelism in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 28 (2018): 1-20.
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Abstract: Janus parallelism, a tool evident in ancient Hebrew poetry, is documented at some length by Scott B. Noegel in Janus Parallelism in the Book of Job, which I recently reviewed. Since the authorship of Job predates the removal of the Lehites from Jerusalem, this tool may have been available to writers in the Book of Mormon. While we do not have the original text to analyze wordplays in the original language, it may be possible to apply some of the cases considered by Noegel to find remnants of related “polysensuous” wordplays that might have been present in the original text or to consider other previously proposed wordplays that may include a Janus-like aspect.

ID = [3640]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 43604  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Aston, Warren P. “Possible Ancient Historical Connections in Dhofar.” IASA Bulletin no. 30 (Spring 2023), 21-22.
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Short illustrated update on the author’s Minjui project in Dhofar, presenting the multiple commonalities between the squared towers at al Hauta (standing) and at Khor Kharfot (collapsed) that make a link plausible.

ID = [82193]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-05-22  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:07
Pack, Melvin Deloy. “Possible Lexical Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon (Words of Mormon-Moroni).” MA thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1973.
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“This thesis has been a study of possible lexical Hebraisms occurring in the Book of Mormon in the sections entitled ’The Words of Mormon’ through ’Moroni.’ A Hebraism was defined as any word of phrase which appeared to be a literal rendering of a Hebrew lexicographic mode of speech, in that the English had a usage or connotation which was not normal; whereas, if translated literally into Hebrew it would represent standard usage. Nearly two hundred such items were found, some one hundred twenty of which were discussed in the body of the thesis. Of these, nouns contributed over sixty examples, verbs more than thirty and the remainder were distributed among the rest of the parts of speech. This accumulation of Hebraisms could be evidence either of Joseph Smith’s exceptional ability to recall biblical wording while under the influence of the Holy Spirit or evidence of Hebraic wording in the original coming through in Joseph Smith’s translation.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Hebrew and; Bible, Joseph Smith’s translation; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [81569]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1973-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Pack, Melvin Deloy. “Possible Lexical Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon: the Words of Mormon to Moroni.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1967.
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Gives many examples of idioms used in the Book of Mormon that translate naturally back into Hebrew. Covers Words of Mormon through Moroni, continuing a similar study by E. Craig Bramwell. Includes a table of Book of Mormon verses that contain wording similar to biblical passages.

ID = [79979]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Carlton, JoAnn, and John W. Welch. “Possible Linguistic Roots of Certain Book of Mormon Proper Names.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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No abstract available.

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Abinadom (Son of Chemish); Abish; Aha (Son of Captain Zoram); Alma the Elder; Alma the Younger; Amaleki (Son of Abinadom); Amalickiah; Amaron (Son of Omni); Aminadab (Nephite Dissenter); Aminadi (Ancestor of Amulek); Onomastics
ID = [1522]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 15872  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:27
Ensign. “Possible Routes Suggested for Mulek’s Voyage.” Ensign September 1973.
ID = [41846]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1973-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3784  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:38
Sorenson, John L. “Possible ”Silk” and ”Linen” in the Book of Mormon.” 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; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Fabric; Linen; Silk
ID = [66488]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Hatem, Jad. Postponing Heaven: The Three Nephites, the Bodhisattva, and the Mahdi. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2015.
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Christianity, like other world religions, surprisingly acknowledges the existence of a plurality of human messiahs. In this comparative work, philosopher Jad Hatem examines Mormonism’s Three Nephites, Buddhism’s Bodhisattva, and Islam’s Mahdi—distinctive messianic figures who postpone Heaven, sacrificially prolonging their lives for the benefit of humankind. Originally published in French, this translation includes two additional papers written by Jad Hatem dealing with aspects of Latter-day Saint belief and a new interview between Hatem and Latter-day Saint philosopher James E. Faulconer.

ID = [81721]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:03
Green, Spencer L. “Postponing Heaven: The Three Nephites, the Bodhisattva, and the Mahdi.” BYU Studies Quarterly 56, no. 4 (2017): 189.
ID = [10676]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 8584  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:16
Matthews, Robert J. “The Power and the Purpose of the Written Record.” In Nurturing Faith Through the Book of Mormon: The 24th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, ed. David F. Boone, Paul H. Peterson, and David Rolph Seely. Salt Lake City: Deseret Books, 1996.
ID = [82531]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
“The Power in God’s Word.” Church News 34 (4 January 1964 ): 16.
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The message of Christ in the Book of Mormon will help to solve the ills of the world that cannot be solved by the remedies proposed by mankind.

ID = [80601]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1964-01-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Ludlow, Jared W. “Power in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34008]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
“The Power of a Prophet.” Friend 12 (October 1982): 48-49.
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Tells the story of Nephi2 (prophet during the time of Christ). For children.

ID = [80602]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1982-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
McKay, David O. “Power of Choice: Each Age Carries Own Responsibility.” Church News 29 (2 May 1959): 4, 8.
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Address delivered at BYU: applies “proof of truth” to the Book of Mormon, which requires that (1) the event appeal to the physical senses, (2) it have witnesses, (3) their reliability be tested, (4) a memorial remain, and (5) the memorial/monument date back to the original event. Based on these prerequisites, McKay concludes with a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79980]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1959-05-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Ensign Staff. “The Power of Deliverance: Why Nephi Killed Laban.” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63251]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19065  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:14
Williams, Clyde J. “The Power of Deliverance: Why Nephi Killed Laban.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63259]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9043  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:14
Welch, John W. “The Power of Evidence in the Nurturing of Faith.” In Nurturing Faith Through the Book of Mormon: The 24th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, ed. David F. Boone, Paul H. Peterson, and David Rolph Seely. Salt Lake City: Deseret Books, 1996.
ID = [82533]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Welch, John W. “The Power of Evidence in the Nurturing of Faith.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 17-53. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Evidence; Faith; Reason; Revelation; Scholarship; Study
ID = [75590]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 61798  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Osguthorpe, Russell T. “The Power of Inspired Invitations.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35258]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 33272  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:31
Widtsoe, John A. “The Power of Moroni’s Message.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 96, no. 46 (15 November 1934): 721-27.
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Concentrates on the work of salvation for the dead as introduced when Moroni quoted Malachi to Joseph Smith.

ID = [81438]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1934-11-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Callis, Charles A. “Power of the Book of Mormon.” Deseret News Church Section (24 June 1939): 2, 7.
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In keeping with the Lord’s promises in the Book of Mormon that the land of America should be free from monarchical forms of government and slavery, the U.S. government has adopted many policies to protect America and fulill the prophecy that it would be a “choice land above all others” (1 Nephi 13:30). Two inspired measures that assist in the preservation of America are the Constitution and the Monroe Doctrine.

ID = [79981]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1939-06-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Hinckley, Gordon B. “The Power of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, June 1988.
ID = [48605]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 14017  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:06
Hammond, F. Melvin. “The Power of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, October 1996.
ID = [52620]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1996-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 15766  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:09
Matthews, Robert J. “The Power of the Book of Mormon.” The 28th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 1999.
ID = [38824]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:59
Ringwood, Michael T. “The Power of the Book of Mormon.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, March 15, 2016.
ID = [72786]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2016-03-15  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Monson, Thomas S. “The Power of the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2017.
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I implore each of us to prayerfully study and ponder the Book of Mormon each day.

ID = [22843]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2017-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 2226  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:12
Monson, Thomas S. “The Power of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, May 2017.
ID = [61916]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2017-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2211  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:03
Tai, Benjamin M. Z. “The Power of the Book of Mormon in Conversion.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2020.
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The Book of Mormon provides spiritual nutrition, prescribes a plan of action, and connects us with the Holy Spirit.

ID = [23291]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 1386  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:13
Tai, Benjamin M. Z. “The Power of the Book of Mormon in Conversion.” Ensign, May 2020.
ID = [63466]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9373  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:15
Scott, Richard G. “The Power of the Book of Mormon in My Life.” Ensign, October 1984.
ID = [46831]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 22840  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:48
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Power of the Word.” Ensign, May 1986.
ID = [47594]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 14024  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:55
Heater, Shirley R. “The Power of the Word.” Zarahemla Record 62 (July/August 1992): 1, 4.
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Notes that the phrase “state of awful woundedness” (1 Nephi 13:32) in the original and printer’s manuscripts was replaced in the 1837 edition of the Book of Mormon with the phrase “state of awful blindness” Then Heater references Alma 32 and writes concerning the power of the word.

ID = [80603]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Parry, Donald W. “Power through Repetition: The Dynamics of Book of Mormon Parallelism.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 295-309. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Anabasis; Climax; Parallelism; Poetry; Repetition
ID = [75475]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Cheesman, Paul R. “The Power to Repent.” Instructor 104 (December 1969): 436-37.
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Writes concerning the doctrine of repentance. Helaman 13-15 (see especially Helaman 13:38) indicates that as individuals choose evil, their power to choose is taken away until destruction is made sure. As individuals choose righteousness, their power to choose increases. The concepts of freedom and free agency are directly related.

ID = [80604]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
“A Powerful Convincer.” Church News 58 (2 January 1988): 6.
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States that the Book of Mormon is a powerful tool for missionaries and also “a powerful convincer” for individuals and families. Gives examples and stories of how the Book of Mormon has changed people’s lives.

ID = [78914]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Ludlow, Jared W. “The Powers of the Atonement: Insights from the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 9 no. 2 (2008).
ID = [38131]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2008-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 22049  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:53
Van Tramp, John C. Prairie and Rocky Mountain Adventures or Life in the West. St. Louis: Miller, 1859.
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A historical work that also gives a brief discussion of Joseph Smith and Mormonism. He appeals to the Spaulding theory to account for the book’s origin.

ID = [78165]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1859-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Hinckley, Gordon B. “‘Praise to the Man’” Ensign, August 1983.
ID = [46334]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 18739  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:44
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Pray Always.” Ensign, February 1990.
ID = [49390]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10982  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:12
Parry, Donald W. “‘Pray Always’: Learning to Pray as Jesus Prayed.” 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 = [36741]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 21592  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Swift, Hales. “Prayer and Worship in Alma 32-34.” The Interpreter Foundation website. July 16, 2020.
ID = [6475]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-07-16  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 5018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Holland, Jeffrey R. “A Prayer for the Children.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2003.
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As parents we can hold life together … with love and faith, passed on to the next generation, one child at a time.

ID = [19546]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2003-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 11872  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:20
Sorenson, John L., and Martin H. Raish. Pre-Columbian Contact with America across the Oceans: An Annotated Bibliography. 2 vols. Provo, UT: Research Press, 1990.
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More than 5,600 literature items in many languages are listed covering pro- and anti- positions, theory, and methodology. Detailed bibliographical data and annotations, some very detailed, are provided for most items, reporting how they relate to the topic. This work is reviewed in H.036.

ID = [78166]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Smith, Henry A. “Pre-Columbian Horses.” Church News 35 (27 November 1965): 6.
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Cites archaeological evidence of native pleistocene horses in America, refuting previous ideas that horses were introduced by the Spaniards and supporting the Book of Mormon mention of the animal.

ID = [79984]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1965-11-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Epstein, Jeremiah F. “Pre-Columbian Old World Coins in America.” Current Anthropology 21 (February 1980): 1-12, 17-20.
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Evaluates forty reports of Greco-Roman and Hebrew coins found on the American Continent, and then concludes that no single report of a classical-period coin in America can be used as evidence of pre- Columbian transatlantic contact.

ID = [79985]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Dibble, Charles E. “Pre-Columbus Irrigation in the Southwest.” Improvement Era 46, no. 5 (1943): 264.
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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-second part covers pre-Columbian irrigation methods.

Keywords: Agriculture, Ancient America – North America, Irrigation, Pre-Columbian American History
ID = [76800]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1943-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Interpreter Foundation. “A Pre-Print of a Discussion of the Book of Mormon Witnesses by Royal Skousen.” The Interpreter Foundation website. February 8, 2021.
ID = [4954]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2021-02-08  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 10757  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:01
Interpreter Foundation. “Pre-print of Revisions in the Analysis of Archaic Expressions in the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 2, 2020.
ID = [4947]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-12-02  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 5499  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:01
Interpreter Foundation. “Pre-print of Revisions in the Analysis of Archaic Grammar in the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 19, 2020.
ID = [4945]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-11-19  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 2904  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:01
Interpreter Foundation. “Pre-print of Revisions in the Analysis of Archaic Language in the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 22, 2020.
ID = [4943]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-10-22  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 2328  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:01
Interpreter Foundation. “Pre-print of Revisions in the Analysis of Archaic Phrases in the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. November 9, 2020.
ID = [4944]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-11-09  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 2620  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:01
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Preach the Gospel to Every Creature.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 323–35. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
ID = [36731]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 31629  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Woodruff, Wilford. “Preaching the Gospel to, and Helping the Lamanites—Obedience to Counsel.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 9. 1862, 221–229.
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Remarks by Elder Wilford Woodruff, made in the Bowery at Provo, July 15, 1855. Reported By: J. V. Long.

ID = [28779]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1855-07-15  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,woodruff  Size: 28172  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:36
Dyer, Alvin R. “The Precepts of Men.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1969.
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This article shows that Nephi once taught of the unfortunate condition of mankind when they cease to trust in God and to rely on “the precepts of men and denieth the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost” (2 Nephi 28:26). One of the evil doctrines of our education system is sex education in our schools. The “new morality” fails to make the distinction between right and wrong. Personal agency is in jeopardy.

Keywords: Agency; Education; Morality; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [27972]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1969-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 13157  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:32
Hawkins, William. “Precious Pearls: Gathered from the Depths of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 48 (6 February—25 December 1901): 108, 311-12, 518-21, 560-63, 601-602, 775-77, 800-802, 820-22, 829-41, 859-61, 940-41, 1040-42.
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Twelve essays based on Book of Mormon teachings that establish the concepts and principles of the Bible. Jesus Christ is the mediator; the pure in heart will come unto Christ; it is required that we forgive one another because of Christ’s Atonement; Alma speaks of the Fall of Adam, the birth of Christ, and the law of Moses; Samuel the Lamanite testifies of Christ; Christ teaches in the land Bountiful; Mormon reveals the God of miracles; Ether teaches of faith; Moroni teaches the way to judge good and evil and exhorts all to come unto Christ.

ID = [79982]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1901-02-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Monson, Thomas S. “Precious Promises of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, October 2011.
ID = [59424]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2011-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3369  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:34
Jensen, Jay E. “The Precise Purposes of the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 4 no. 1 (2003).
ID = [38050]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 23958  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:53
Jensen, Jay E. “The Precise Purposes of the Book of Mormon.” In By Study and by Faith, eds. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2012.
ID = [35017]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 23784  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:29
Sorenson, John L. “Preclassic Metal?” American Antiquity 20 (July 1954): 64.
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Points out apparent exceptions in the professional literature to the assumption that metal use in Mesoamerica was only late. [J.L.S.]”

ID = [79983]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1954-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Predictions in the Bible Concerning the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 26, no. 11 (1923): 958-962.
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This article discusses Bible predictions that have been associated with the Book of Mormon—the prophetic blessings that Jacob gave Joseph and his two sons, the oracles in Micah and Isaiah, parts of Isaiah 29, Ezekiel 37, and John 10.

Keywords: Ezekiel (Book), Gospel of John, Isaiah (Book), Micah (Book), Prophecy, Seed of Joseph (Son of Jacob/Israel)
ID = [76809]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-fielding  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Cannon, George Q. “Predictions in the Book of Mormon—Evidence of Its Divinity—Proof that Joseph Smith Was Inspired—Predictions Concerning the Indians Fulfilled—Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon Foretold—Plainness of Its Teachings—Prediction Relating to Sidney Rigdon—Only Two Churches—Other Prophecies Being Fulfilled.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 25. 1884, 119–129.
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Discourse by President George Q. Cannon, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City (to the General Conference assembly), Sunday Morning, April 6, 1884. Reported By: John Irvine.

ID = [29590]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1884-04-06  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc  Size: 32571  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:42
Nibley, Hugh W. “Preface.” In Since Cumorah: The Book of Mormon in the Modern World, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 7, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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A hundred years ago, the Book of Mormon was regarded by the scholarly world as an odd text that simply did not fit their understanding of the ancient world. Since that time, however, numerous ancient records have come to light, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi texts. These discoveries have forced scholars to change their views of history, and they place the Book of Mormon in a new light as well. That is why respected Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley wrote Since Cumorah, a brilliant literary, theological, and historical evaluation of the Book of Mormon as an ancient book.

ID = [2064]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Peterson, Paul H., David F. Boone, and David Rolph Seely. “Preface.” In Nurturing Faith Through the Book of Mormon: The 24th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, ed. David F. Boone, Paul H. Peterson, and David Rolph Seely. Salt Lake City: Deseret Books, 1996.
ID = [82527]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Reynolds, Noel B. “Preface to 1996 reprint edition.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, edited by Reynolds, Noel B. Reprint Edition. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996.
ID = [81795]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Nibley, Hugh W. “Preface to the 1964 Edition.” 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.
An introduction to the 1964 edition naming the impacts of the manual up to that point.

ID = [2031]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Preface to the First Edition.” 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.
An introduction to the first edition of An Approach to the Book of Mormon by Hugh Nibley.

ID = [2030]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley,smith-joseph-fielding  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Crespo, Jose A. Andrade. Preguntas y Respuestas. Lincoln, NE: Biblioteca de Bolsillo “La Biblia Dice,” 1972.
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The Book of Mormon contains anachronisms, lacks the spirit of the Bible, and contains language from the “Westminster Confession” and the Methodist “Discipline”

ID = [78167]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1972-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
Stebbins, Henry A. “Prehistoric America and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of History 6 (1913): 2-19.
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Archaeologists have uncovered great civilizations in America. The scattering from the tower of Babel led people “everywhere” on the earth and the Book of Mormon bears witness of that fact. The book supports the Bible both in history and doctrine. It teaches of Christ and the historians have recorded that American natives had knowledge of Christianity before the Spanish came.

ID = [79986]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1913-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Russell, John A. Prehistoric Discoveries in Wayne County Michigan. Detroit, MI: 1911.
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Tells about an excavation in Wayne County, Michigan that may have a bearing on Book of Mormon archaeology.

ID = [78168]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1911-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
Pratt, David Leon. The Prehistoric Hebrews of New England. Salem, MA: Praetorian Press, 1985.
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Unorthodox presentation of the Book of Mormon text (1 Nephi—Jarom) as a history of the Hebrews. Says nothing about Joseph Smith or the origin of the Book of Mormon. Places the ancient Nephites in the present day New England area of the United States. Numerous footnotes provide commentary.

ID = [78620]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
G., L. A. “Prehistoric People.” Saints’ Herald 51 (16 November 1904): 106-7.
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Quoting a clipping from the Denver Post written by Doctor Baum who had conducted expeditions in the southwestern United States, the author wonders why the archaeologists do not read the Book of Mormon to find answers to their questions about ancient inhabitants of America.

ID = [79987]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1904-11-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Santiago. “Prehistoric Races of Arizona.” Contributor 10 (April 1889): 204-6.
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There is much evidence of an ancient civilization in Arizona. The legends that surround these people closely resemble the story of the Nephites chronicled in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79988]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Santiago. “Prehistoric Races of Arizona.” The Contributor 10, no. 6 (1889): 204-206.
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There is much evidence of an ancient civilization in Arizona. According to the author, the legends that surround these people closely resembled the story of the Nephites chronicled in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient America - North America, Native Americans
ID = [76008]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
Welch, John W. “Preliminary Comments on the Sources behind the Book of Ether.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1986.
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John Welch considers what records were brought together to form the book of Ether and examines which parts of the book might have been composed by Moroni. He looks for paraphrases included in the book and seeks to discover what influenced Moroni’s rendition of the Jaredite story. He concludes that stating comprehensively who wrote the book of Ether is no simple matter.

Keywords: Ether (Prophet); Jaredite; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Redaction
ID = [1517]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 38491  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:27
Clark, Eugene E. “A Preliminary Study of the Geology and Mineral Resources of Dhofar, The Sultanate of Oman.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995.
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The efforts begun by Warren and Michaela Aston to identify important sites along the Lehi trail eventually evolved into a FARMS project and exploration to Southern Oman’s Dhofar region in 1992. The remote area of Wadi Sayq on the western extremity of that region has been identified as a location that appears to meet all of the criteria one can infer from the text of the Book of Mormon for the coastal site named Bountiful by Lehi and his family, where they lived while building a ship for their ocean crossing. The text also states that while they lived at Bountiful, the Lord showed Nephi where to go to locate ore with which to make tools for their boatbuilding project. While it is known that greater Oman was a famous source of abundant and high-quality copper during Lehi’s time, commercial mining near Wadi Sayq is not documented. The ancient copper mines of Oman are hundreds of miles farther north and unlikely candidates for Nephi’s ore. Graciously responding to a FARMS request, Eugene Clark, former geologist for ESSO in Oman, has prepared a preliminary report of geological possibilities of mineral deposits in the Dhofar region, where Wadi Sayq is located. The report identifies a number of geological possibilities for copper or iron ore accessible to Wadi Sayq, based on published geological studies and surveys. An on-site survey is projected for later this year to explore the possibilities documented in this report. Most promising among the published studies are reports of specular hematite found in small, random deposits on the Mirbat plain east of Salalah. Specular hematite is the most readily available form of high-quality iron and would have been most attractive as a low-tech smelting source for Nephi’s tools. The report also notes that Dhofar irons would usually occur in mixtures with manganese and carbon, yielding higher-quality steel that would be superior for tools. This preliminary report documents the plausibility of the Nephite account of ore being smelted for shipbuilding tools. It also defines a range of possible ore sources in the Dhofar area that can be verified through on-site exploration.

ID = [8345]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Hilton, Matthew. Preliminary Summary of Nephite Armed Con ict in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1987.
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Outlines a “rough summary of the basic information about Nephite wars and warfare in the Book of Mormon” Includes scriptural quotations that touch upon the subject of war and gives the corresponding date.

ID = [78169]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
Hilton, Matthew M. F. “Preliminary Summary of Nephite Armed Conflict in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1987.
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The following outline is a rough summary of the basic information about Nephite wars and warfare in the Book of Mormon. It is designed as a research tool, especially to aid in further studies of the conditions and circumstances of war and peace in the Book of Mormon which are now underway. This outline has been divided into sections generally corresponding with the main eras and campaigns in Nephite military history, and approximate dates have been supplied. Hopefully this data will facilitate and promote a closer examination of the text itself as further research progresses.

ID = [8399]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Pratt, Orson. “Preparations for the Second Advent.” The Seer 2 (August 1854): 305-20.
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In 1827 an angel of the Lord appeared in fulfillment of the revelations provided in Daniel and Revelation. The Book of Mormon contains the fullness of Christ’s gospel, and the kingdom that was established upon the principles taught in the Book of Mormon has begun to roll forth from the tops of the mountains to establish the Lord’s Zion. It is through this book that the guests are being called to the Lord’s marriage feast.

ID = [79989]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1854-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Miller, Adam S. “A Preparatory Redemption.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81742]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Bowman, Matthew, and Rosemary Demos. A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
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The twelfth and thirteenth chapters of the Book of Mormon’s Alma contain a theologically rich and often misunderstood text—a brief discourse to the people of Ammonihah exploring the nature of redemption and the establishment of God’s holy order of priesthood. In this collection of essays, eight scholars examine Alma’s words from a broad range of disciplines and analytical approaches, from literary criticism to philosophy to comparative religious history. Their interpretive experiments open this text up to theological insights that inform devotion and prompt deep inquiry.

ID = [81707]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 10  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:03

Articles

Bowman, Matthew. “Introduction.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81734]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:03
Bowman, Matthew, and Rosemary Demos. “Summary Report.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81735]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:03
Bowman, Matthew. “The Profession of Nehor and the Holy Order of God: Theology and Society in Ammonihah.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81736]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:03
Gore, David Charles. “Conversing and Calling in Alma 12 and 13.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81737]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Demos, Rosemary. “Angels and a Theology of Grace.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81738]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Rees, Robert A. “The Heart in Alma 12 and 13.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81739]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
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
Spencer, Joseph M. “Seams, Cracks, and Fragments: Notes on the Human Condition.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81741]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Jeffries, Bridget Jack. “Called and Ordained: A Priesthood of All Believers in Alma 13.” In A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12-13, edited by Bowman, Matthew, and Demos, Rosemary. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2018.
ID = [81743]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Harrell, Charles R. “A Preparatory Redemption: Reading Alma 12?13.” BYU Studies Quarterly 58, no. 4 (2019): 77.
ID = [10345]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 47720  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:13
Garn, Daryl H. “Preparing for Missionary Service.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2003.
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How important it is for fathers and sons to work together on the basics in preparing for a mission.

ID = [19509]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2003-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 7821  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:19
Hansen, Gerald, Jr. “Preparing for the Judgment.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 95–104. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
ID = [36715]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 22346  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Hopkin, Shon D. “Preparing Students to Receive Revelation: Insights from the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 13 no. 2 (2012).
ID = [38197]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2012-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 34193  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:54
Smith, Robert F. “The Preposterous Book of Mormon: A Singular Advantage.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32537]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Hart, John L. “Pres. Benson Emphasizes the ‘Miracle of Conversion’” Church News 57 (27 June 1987): 3, 6.
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President Benson outlined basic gospel principles essential to the success of the mission presidents. One of the principles was that they should take time daily to read and study the Book of Mormon. Elder Perry told missionaries to use the Book of Mormon more to bring converts into the Church.

ID = [79990]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-06-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Miller, Wade E. “The Presence of Pre-Columbian Horses in America.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Ancient America - North America; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Geology; Horses; Paleontology
ID = [32631]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 41331  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:37
Lane, Jennifer Clark. “The Presence of the Lord.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35264]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 40008  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:32
Pratt, Parley P. “Present Condition and Prospects of the American Indians, Lamanites.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 2, no. 3 (July 1841): 40-42.
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The Book of Mormon prophesies that the Lamanites will be no longer persecuted but nourished by the gentiles beginning in 1830 when the Book of Mormon was published. In fulfillment of that, the United States government has apportioned an area of gathering for all the Indians; the tribes were paid money and given provisions at the expense of the United States.

ID = [80932]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1841-07-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Childs, Larry G. “Present Participle Adjuncts in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 1 (1997): 24-38.
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Participle adjuncts in the Book of Mormon are compared with those in the other writings of Joseph Smith and with English in general. Participle adjuncts include present participle phrases, e.g., “having gained the victory over death” (Mosiah 15:8); present participle clauses, e.g., “he having four sons” (Ether 6:20), and a double-subject adjunct construction, known as the coreferential subject construction, where both subjects refer to the same thing, as in “Alma, being the chief judge . . . of the people of Nephi, therefore he went up with the people” (Alma 2:16). The Book of Mormon is unique in the occurrences of extremely long compound adjunct phrases and coreferential subject constructions, indicating that Joseph Smith used a very literal translation style for the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Grammar; Joseph; Jr.; Language; Participle Adjunct; Smith; Translation
ID = [2944]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 31046  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Christensen, Alberta Huish. “The Present Status.” Saints’ Herald 71 (16 July 1924): 677-78.
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The Book of Mormon discusses both the seer and priestcraft. Mosiah 5:79-80 presents the deinition of a seer. Priestcraft is confounded by both the written word and by the living prophet, seer, and revelator who holds powers from God.

ID = [80605]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-07-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Christensen, Ross T. “Present Status of Book of Mormon Archaeology.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 114, no. 9 (September-December 1952): 206-11, 218; 234-37, 244; 246-47, 263; 293-97, 304.
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Deines Book of Mormon archaeology as “that branch of general archaeology which studies the discoveries . . . [for] every fact which throws light upon the Book of Mormon” It can be expected both to elucidate the scripture and to conirm it. Using the study of the Bible through archaeology as a model, he lays out a logic and methods for doing so, notably by establishing “major” and “minor” correspondences. Major correspondences consist of geographical and chronological frameworks in the real (New) world that compare adequately with what the Book of Mormon says. Minor correspondences consider speciic cultural elements such as the use of iron, the wheel, the horse, etc. Ultimately it should be possible to test “the historical claims” of the Book of Mormon by archaeology. The status thus far is reviewed and the interim conclusion is reached that “in large part the Book of Mormon is vindicated by archaeological science; but many points still remain . . . to challenge us”

ID = [81313]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1952-09-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Jakeman, M. Wells. “Present Trends in Maya Research.” Deseret News Church Section (27 August, 1938): 1, 7, 8.
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Presents the trends, theories, and accomplishments of ancient American researchers and how their research on the American Indians compares with the Book of Mormon story.

ID = [79991]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1938-08-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Grant, Heber J., and John A. Widtsoe. “Presentation of the Book of Mormon to Rulers of the World.” Improvement Era 43, no. 7 (1940): 391.
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This article is a list of kings, presidents, and statesmen of the world to whom a Book of Mormon has been presented, with the date and name of the presenter.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Government, Missionary Work, Ruler
ID = [76749]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1940-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Kirkham, Francis W., and Harvey L. Taylor. “Presentation of the Copyrights to A New Witness for Christ in America to BYU.” BYU Speeches of the Year (12 April 1961). Provo, UT: BYU Press.
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BYU accepts the copyrights of Kirkham’s two new books, A New Witness for Christ in America. Kirkham describes his motives behind writing the books and his experience of publishing the work. He also discusses the coming forth of the Book of Mormon to the world.

ID = [80918]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1961-04-12  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Interpreter Foundation. “Presentation on The Nature of the Original Language of the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. October 29, 2018.
ID = [6447]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-10-29  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 765  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Lea, Leonard J. Presenting the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,n.d.
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A four-page pamphlet inviting the reader to consider the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78170]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
Parry, Donald W. Preserved in Translation: Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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It should come as no surprise that the Book of Mormon reads like an ancient Hebrew book. After all, its story begins in the world of the Old Testament and its chroniclers were literate in some form of Hebrew. What is surprising is that there are so many Hebraisms in the book—and that they have survived translation into English! Many of these remnants that persist in the text make for odd English but are perfectly sound Biblical Hebrew. Go to a Book of Mormon Central review of this book HERE. ISBN 978-1-9443-9495-0

ID = [2521]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,moses,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:35
Midgley, Louis C. “Preserving and Enlarging the Memory of the Saints.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 21-24.
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Midgley applies Yosef Yerushalmi’s discussion of the ways of remembrance as illustrated in Jewish history to the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Remembrance
ID = [577]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 8418  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Muhlestein, Kerry, and Alexander L. Baugh. “Preserving the Joseph Smith Papyri Fragments: What Can We Learn from the Paper on Which the Papyri Were Mounted?” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
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This article discusses possible explanations regarding the procedures Joseph Smith and his associates used in mounting the Joseph Smith Papyri fragments and their reasons for doing so. The backing materials, some of which contain drawings of a temple plan and plat sketches of northeastern Ohio townships, provide a valuable historical artifact that helps historians answer questions associated with the papyri. The dimensions, gluing techniques, and cutting patterns of the backing paper and papyri also help explain the mounting process, as does an examination of the handwriting on the backing paper. Careful analysis suggests that a portion of the backing material came from several sheets of paper glued together to make a large sheet on which plans for a temple were drawn. Historical evidence suggests that in late 1837 or early 1838, pieces of papyri were glued to this and other papers and cut into smaller pieces, some of which were put under glass to preserve the papyrus fragments from further deterioration.

ID = [3299]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 53438  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Ensign. “President Benson Addresses Cache Regional Conference.” Ensign May 1987.
ID = [48115]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2453  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:00
Ensign. “President Benson Addresses Members in Utah, California.” Ensign September 1987.
ID = [48271]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2858  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:02
Ensign. “President Benson Counsels New Mission Presidents in Annual Seminar.” Ensign September 1986.
ID = [47776]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2537  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:57
“President Benson Tells of God’s Gifts.” Church News 47 (17 December 1977): 4.
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President Benson lists several gifts with which the Lord has blessed mankind—one of them is the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79992]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1977-12-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Ensign. “President Benson Visits Church Historical Sites in New York.” Ensign October 1986.
ID = [47813]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1987  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:57
Avant, Gerry. “President Benson Visits Puerto Rico.” Church News 57 (18 April 1987): 3, 5.
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President Benson speaks to a large group of Puerto Ricans, counseling them to use the Book of Mormon as the basis for their teaching and missionary work.

ID = [79993]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-04-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Brown, Hugh B. “President Brown Talks on Mormonism at Pittsburgh College.” Church News 32 (3 March 1962): 7, 12-15.
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Address delivered at Presbyterian Theological Seminary, giving history of LDS church and basic doctrinal beliefs. Discusses the translation, story line, compatibility with the Bible, and powerful effect of the Book of Mormon. Concludes with testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel.

ID = [79994]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1962-03-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Ensign. “President Hinckley Stresses Family, Book of Mormon.” Ensign April 1996.
ID = [52414]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1996-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10890  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:08
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “President Smith Calls For More Study, Research.” Church News 32 (13 October 1962): 7, 9.
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Exhorts members of the LDS faith to read the Book of Mormon. Discusses prophecy concerning Christ’s birth in the land of Jerusalem and the covenant of Mosiah 5:7. Concludes with testimony, and points out the effectiveness of testimony and knowledge against those critical of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79995]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1962-10-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne. Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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This book presents the FARMS Research Updates of the 1990s, plus some similar short notes from the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, in a new collection edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne. Aimed at a general audience, these updates are brief, easy-to-read reports of new research on the Book of Mormon. Each contributor offers intriguing ideas and developments that have emerged from exploring the Book of Mormon from many perspectives. Pressing Forward will interest all people who want to know what’s new in Book of Mormon research.

ID = [6998]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 469186  Children: 69  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16

Articles

Gee, John. “Four Suggestions on the Origin of the Name Nephi.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 1-5. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Egyptian; Language; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75640]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 8662  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Sariah in the Elephantine Papyri.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 6-10. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Elephantine; Ostracon; Sariah
ID = [75641]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 8740  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Adams, William James, Jr. “Nephi’s Jerusalem and Laban’s Sword.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 11-13. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jerusalem; Nephi; Weaponry
ID = [75642]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Workmanship Thereof Was Exceedingly Fine.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 14-16. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Metallurgy; Sword of Laban; Weaponry
ID = [75643]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 4576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Welch, John W., and Heidi Harkness Parker. “Better That One Man Perish.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 17-19. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Korihor; Laban; Laws; Legal; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75644]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 3973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Hamblin, William J. “Metal Plates and the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 20-22. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Brass Plates; Metallurgy; Subscriptio
ID = [75645]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 5057  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Adams, William James, Jr. “Lehi’s Jerusalem and Writing on Silver Plates.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 23-26. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Metal Plates; Recordkeeping; Writing
ID = [75646]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 3851  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Adams, William James, Jr. “More on the Silver Plates from Lehi’s Jerusalem.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 27-28. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Metal Plates
ID = [75647]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 2375  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “A Visionary Man.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 29-31. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Dream; Lehi (Prophet); Seer; Vision
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Rod and Sword as the Word of God.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 32-39. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Authority; Symbolism; Vision; Weaponry; Word of God
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Welch, John W. “‘The Lamb of God’ in Pre-Christian Texts.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 40-42. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Lamb of God; Messiah; Names of Jesus Christ
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Barney, Kevin L. “Further Light on Enallage.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 43-48. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Language - Hebrew
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Welch, John W. “Connections Between the Visions of Lehi and Nephi.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 49-53. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Dream; Lehi (Prophet); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Tree of Life; Vision
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Johnson, Mark J. “The Exodus of Lehi Revisited.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 54-58. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Exodus Motif; Lehi (Prophet)
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Sloan, David E. “The Book of Lehi and the Plates of Lehi.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 59-62. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Lehi (Prophet); Lost 116 Pages; Plates
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Firstborn in the Wilderness.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 63-65. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jacob; Wilderness
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Haubrock, Ken. “Sam: A Just and Holy Man.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 66-71. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Sam (Son of Lehi)
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Welch, John W. “The Psalm of Nephi as a Post-Lehi Document.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 72-74. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Nephi; Psalm
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Welch, John W. “When Did Nephi Write the Small Plates.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 75-77. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Nephi; Plates
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Welch, John W. “Why Nephi Wrote the Small Plates: Serving Practical Needs.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 78-80. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi); Small Plates
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Welch, John W. “Why Nephi Wrote the Small Plates: The Political Dimension.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 81-83. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi); Politics; Small Plates
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Welch, John W. “Sherem’s Accusations Against Jacob.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 84-87. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Antichrist; Apostasy; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Laws; Legal; Prophecy; Prophet; Sherem
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Ricks, Stephen D., and John A. Tvedtnes. “The Hebrew Origin of Three Book of Mormon Place-Names.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 88-92. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Cumorah; Jershon (Land of); Language; Language - Hebrew; Onomastics; Zarahemla (Mulekite); Zarahemla (Polity)
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Holbrook, Brett L. “Sword of Laban as a Symbol of Divine Authority.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 93-96. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Authority; Early Church History; King Benjamin; Nephite; Sacred; Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Sword of Laban; Symbolism; Weaponry
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Welch, John W., and Terrence L. Szink. “Upon the Tower of Benjamin.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 97-99. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; King Mosiah
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Welch, John W., and Terrence L. Szink. “Benjamin’s Tower and Old Testament Pillars.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 100-102. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Architecture; King Benjamin
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Welch, John W. “Unintentional Sin in Benjamin’s Discourse.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 103-106. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Atonement; King Benjamin; Sin
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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
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Welch, John W. “Democratizing Forces in King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 110-126. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Kingship
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Tvedtnes, John A. “As a Garment in a Hot Furnace.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 127-131. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); King Noah; Laws; Legal; Prophecy; Simile Curse
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Tvedtnes, John A. “His Stewardship Was Fulfilled.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 132-134. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Martyrdom; Prophet; Stewardship
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Sorenson, John L. “Evidence for Tents in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 135-138. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Mesoamerica
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Thomasson, Gordon C. “Revisiting the Land of Jerusalem.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 139-141. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Jerusalem
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Crowell, Angela M., and John A. Tvedtnes. “Blessing God after Eating One’s Fill.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 142-146. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Amulek; Blessing; Custom; Prayer
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Welch, John W. “The Laws of Eshnunna and Nephite Economics.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 147-149. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Economics; Economy; Laws; Legal
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Clark, Robert E. “Notes on Korihor and Language.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 150-153. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Antichrist; Korihor
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Welch, John W. “Cursing a Litigant with Speechlessness.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 154-156. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Curses; Korihor; Laws; Legal
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Allred, Philip A. “Alma’s Use of State in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 157-163. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Authorship; Corianton (Son of Alma); Doctrine; Postmortal Life; Resurrection; State
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Cities and Lands in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 164-168. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; City; Land
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Roper, Matthew P. “Eyewitness Descriptions of Mesoamerican Swords.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 169-176. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Mesoamerica; Weaponry
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Sorenson, John L. “New Technology and Ancient Voyages.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 177-179. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Shipbuilding; Voyages
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Welch, John W. “Rollercoaster Economics.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 180-186. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Economy; Nephite
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Sorenson, John L. “Challenging Conventional Views of Metal.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 187-189. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Mesoamerica; Metallurgy
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Secret Combinations Revisited.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 190-195. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Secret Combinations
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Hunt, Wallace E., Jr. “The Marketplace.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 196-200. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Economy; Mesoamerica
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Skousen, Royal. “Hebraic Conditionals in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 201-203. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Hebraism
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Parry, Donald W. “‘Thus Saith the Lord’: Prophetic Language in Samuel’s Speech.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 204-207. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Prophecy; Prophet; Samuel the Lamanite
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Tvedtnes, John A. “More on the Hanging of Zemnarihah.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 208-210. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Execution; Laws
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Tvedtnes, John A., and Kevin L. Barney. “Word Groups in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 211-218. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Grammar; Hebraism
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Gee, John. “Another Note on the Three Days of Darkness.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 219-227. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Geology; Weather
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Welch, John W. “Two Notes on the Lord’s Prayer.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 228-230. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: 3 Nephi; Prayer
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Sorenson, John L. “Was There Leprosy Among the Nephites?” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 231-233. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Ancient Near East; Disease; Mesoamerica
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Sorenson, John L. “The Decline of the God Quetzalcoatl.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 234-236. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Mesoamerica; Quetzalcoatl
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Ricks, Stephen D. “Semitic Texts Written in Egyptian Characters.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 237-243. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Egyptian; Language; Language - Hebrew; Writing
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Gee, John. “Two Notes on Egyptian Script.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 244-247. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Egyptian; Language; Language - Hebrew; Writing
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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
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Read, Nicholas, Jae R. Ballif, John W. Welch, William E. Evenson, Kathleen Gee, and Matthew P. Roper. “New Light on the Shining Stones of the Jaredites.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 253-255. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Geology
ID = [75696]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Christenson, Allen J. “By Land or by Sea? Revisiting the Bering Straits.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 256-258. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Bering Strait; Book of Mormon Geography; Migration
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Hamblin, William J. “Vikings, Iron, and the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 259-261. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Mesoamerica; Metallurgy; Viking
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Drought and Serpents.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 262-265. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Ecology; Weather
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Hadfield, M. Gary, and John W. Welch. “The ‘Decapitation’ of Shiz.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 266-268. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ether; Jaredite; Physiology
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Skousen, Royal. “Fragments of Original Manuscript Discovered.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 269-271. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Translation
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Ricks, Stephen D. “Translation of the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 272-279. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Translation
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Roper, Matthew P. “Revelation and the Urim and Thummim.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 280-282. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Revelation; Thummim; Urim
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Welch, John W. “Was There a Library in Harmony, Pennsylvania?” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 283-284. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Early Church History; Translation
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Peterson, Daniel C., and Donald L. Enders. “Can the 1834 Affidavits Attacking the Smith Family Be Trusted?” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 285-288. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism; Early Church History; Smith; Joseph; Jr.
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Welch, John W. “Roberts Affirms Book of Mormon Antiquity.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 289-292. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: History
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Welch, John W. “What the Original Book of Mormon Manuscript Is Not.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 293-295. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Translation