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Lyon, T. Edgar, Jr. T. Edgar Lyon: A Teacher in Zion. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2012.
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A teacher at the Salt Lake Institute of Religion for three decades, T. Edgar Lyon regularly drew more students than could squeeze into his classroom. Lyon’s gift as a vivid storyteller made Church history “come alive.” Dr. Lyon, eyes twinkling, would ask: “Why did Brigham Young choose oxen over horses or mules to move wagons westward?” “Better gas mileage,” Lyon beamed: “They could survive on poor grass without supplemental grain, and they ate less in comparison to the weight they pulled.” Lyon always affirmed, “The testimony is in the details.” Lyon’s rich biography, revealed through an engaging narrative, explores his mission and mission presidency in the Netherlands, University of Chicago study under renowned biblical scholars, contributions to seminary and institute programs during the Church Educational System’s formative years, and work with the Nauvoo Restoration project.

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Smith, Robert F. “Table of Relative Values.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 2 (1999): 46.
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This table compares Nephite weights and measures with Egyptian values and gives possible equivalents in grams and ounces.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Economics; Economy; Egypt; Nephite; Weights and Measures
ID = [3009]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1729  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Christensen, Kevin. “Table Rules: A Response to Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 67-96.
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Review of Elizabeth Fenton and Jared Hickman, Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). 456 pages. $99 (hardback), $35 (paperback).Abstract: Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon is an ambitious collection of essays published by Oxford University Press. By “Americanist” the editors refer to their preferred mode of contextualization: to situate the Book of Mormon as a response to various currents of nineteenth- century American thought. The “table rules” in this case determine who gets invited to the table and what topics can be discussed, using what types of evidence. The approach is legitimate, and the contributors offer a range of interesting perspectives and observations. Several essays base their arguments on the notion that the Book of Mormon adapts itself to a series of racist tropes common in the nineteenth century. In 2015, Ethan Sproat wrote an important essay that undercuts the arguments of those authors, but none of them address his case or evidence. This raises the issue of the existence of other tables operating under different assumptions, confronting the same text, and reaching very different conclusions. How are we to judge which table’s rules produce the best readings?
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Anderson, Jack Northman. “Take It from a Famous Explorer.” Improvement Era 47, no. 2 (1944): 82, 118-120.
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This article presents archaeological evidence of the Book of Mormon. It introduces the similarities between the religion of the Incas and Christianity, and a possible connection between the ancient Sumerians and the inhabitants of Ancient America.

Keywords: Ancient America – South America, Ancient Near East, Archaeology, External Evidence, Native Americans – Incas, Religion, Sumerian, Transoceanic Contact
ID = [77061]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1944-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Giles, Christie. “Taking It Personally.” New Era 23 (March 1993): 26-29.
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Description of a three-day conference where youth acted out the Book of Mormon in order to better understand and gain testimonies of it.

ID = [80224]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Giles, Christie. “Taking It Personally.” New Era 23, no. 3 (1993): 26-29.
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Description of a three-day conference where youth acted out the Book of Mormon in order to better understand and gain testimonies of it.

Keywords: Drama, Scripture Study, Study Helps
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Neilson, Reid L., and Van C. Gessel, eds. Taking the Gospel to the Japanese, 1901–2001. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2005.
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The first Latter-day Saint missionaries to Japan encountered formidable language, religious, and cultural barriers. After considerable efforts, Church officials closed the mission in 1924. Later, the gospel was reintroduced in mid-century, when it took root. Since that time, Mormon missionaries have baptized many believers, several missions have opened, auxiliary organizations such as the Relief Society have been instituted, and two temples have been constructed. This volume celebrates the Church’s first hundred years among the Japanese. The articles explore such issues as the Japanese presses’ portrayal of Mormonism and answer questions such as what the historical and cultural challenges are to successful missionary work in Japan; why the Book of Mormon needed to be translated three times in one century; and whether Latter-day Saint converts hail from specific areas based on the region’s religious traditions. The essays in the book let readers witness the expansion and growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints among the Japanese.

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Ludlow, Jared W. “A Tale of Three Communities: Jerusalem, Elephantine, and Lehi-Nephi.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 2 (2007): 28-41, 95.
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Prior to the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem in 586 BC, Lehi took his family into the wilderness. Around the same time, another group of Jews fled to Elephantine in Egypt. Ludlow evaluates the Nephite group, the Elephantine colony, and the Jews in postexilic Jerusalem to show how the Nephites compared religiously with other Jewish groups. Social relationships, the Sabbath and festivals, priesthood officials, and temples played important roles in all three communities, with the importance and function of each varying among the three. On the other hand, scriptural texts strongly aided the reformation of Jerusalem and played an important role among the Nephites, beginning with the retrieval of brass plates from Laban, but the Elephantine community lacked texts related to the Hebrew Bible. After comparing the three, Ludlow shows that the Nephites created their own religious community, separate and independent from the religious community they left behind.

Keywords: Brass Plates; Community; Elephantine; Festival; Jerusalem; Lehi-Nephi (Polity); Priesthood; Scripture; Temple
ID = [3213]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 45735  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
King, Arthur Henry, and C. Terry Warner. “Talent and the Individual’s Tradition: History as Art, and Art as Moral Response.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., and John M. Lundquist, 483-501. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Art; Literature
ID = [75779]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
King, Arthur Henry, and C. Terry Warner. “Talent and the Individual’s Tradition: History as Art, and Art as Moral Response.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 483-501.
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This second of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the authors have learned from Nibley. Nearly every major subject that Dr. Nibley has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the sacrament covenant in Third Nephi, the Lamanite view of Book of Mormon history, external evidences of the Book of Mormon, proper names in the Book of Mormon, the brass plates version of Genesis, the composition of Lehi’s family, ancient burials of metal documents in stone boxes, repentance as rethinking, Mormon history’s encounter with secular modernity, and Judaism in the 20th century.
Expresses a modification of T. S. Eliot’s these that expands the usual connotations of the terms “talent” and “tradition,” which suggests that there is a strong sense in which talents are fully employed by individuals only when they do not regard them as their own, and that there is an equally strong sense in which tradition exists only in the form of individuals in whom it is reincarnated.

ID = [2367]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 36139  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:34
Card, Orson Scott. Tales of Alvin Maker. 3 vols. New York: TOR, 1987-89.
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A science iction story that tells of the rise of a prophet with all the characteristics of Joseph Smith.

ID = [78304]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Stott, Graham St. John. “Talking to Angels; Talking of Angels: Constructing the Angelology of the Book of Mormon.” Religion & Theology 19, no. 1-2 (2012): 92-109.
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“Vision narratives report experiences that cannot be confirmed because they cannot be shared. Those who see angels can only receive confirmation and reassurance from the way that their testimony is accepted by others. Taking the publication of the vision reports found in the Book of Mormon (1830) as an example of a visionary’s concern for validation, the paper shows how Joseph Smith, Jr. (the book’s ’author and translator’) could rely on his readers confirming – by their tacit assent to what they read – the truth of what he held to be his own revelatory experience. However, as Smith thought of the ministry of angels as a relational rather than a referential term, and brought all instances of revelation under this heading, there could be a diffference between what was described (and assented to) and what was experienced.” [Author]

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr., angelic visitations; Belief; Angels; Smith, Joseph, Jr., visions
ID = [82058]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Cowan, Richard O. “The Tame and Wild Olive Tree.” Instructor 99 (October 1964): 415-16.
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The prophet Zenos outlined the history of Israel in the allegory of the olive tree in Jacob 5. Author includes a graph depicting the scattering and gathering of Israel.

ID = [80663]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Swiss, Ralph E. “The Tame and Wild Olive Trees— An Allegory of Our Savior’s Love.” Ensign, August 1988.
ID = [48687]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13926  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:06
Griffith, Michael T. Tannerism—Shadow or Reality?. Private, 1980.
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Challenges the competence of the Tanner’s views on general Book of Mormon issues.

ID = [78305]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Despain, Goldie B. “The Tapestry of the Ages.” Instructor 103 (November 1968): 458.
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Traces the succession of those who kept the records of the Book of Mormon until Moroni gave them to Joseph Smith.

ID = [80664]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Walker, Ronald W. “Task of Translation.” Church News 50 (1 March 1980): 16.
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The story of the translation of the Book of Mormon into Japanese.

ID = [80225]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1980-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Rust, Richard Dilworth. “Taste and Feast: Images of Eating and Drinking in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 33, no. 4 (1993): 743-752.
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Interwoven throughout the Book of Mormon are images of eating and drinking that serve as symbols and metaphors inspiring readers to flee degradation and partake of eternal life. In significant ways, the Book of Mormon employs images of eating and drinking or the absence of them to develop implications of survival, social relations, and covenants. Its metaphorical use of these images is especially rich. It calls to those who approach it, “Taste and feast.”

Keywords: Feasting; Imagery
ID = [12186]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 20857  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:04:59
Nordgren, Weston N. “Taught by Their Mothers.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 91, no. 19 (9 May 1929): 297-98.
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Compares modern-day missionaries to the stripling warriors of Helaman.

ID = [81414]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-05-09  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Rossiter, Ernest Crabtree. Te Buka A Mormona. Papeete, Tahiti: LDS Church, 1919.
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A 44-page work that features a series of questions and answers about the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78306]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1919-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Rioux, Emilien. “Teach Them to Read the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, April 2016.
ID = [61442]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2016-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1607  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:59
Teacher Test Handbook for the Book of Mormon Student Manual. Provo, UT: BYU Religious Instruction and the Instructional Development Program, 1972.
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Recommendations for lessons and sample questions with answers for teachers of Book of Mormon classes.

ID = [78307]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1972-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Sperry, Sidney B. “The Teaching Concerning Death, Judgment and the Hereafter in the Book of Mormon.” Deseret News (8 February 1947): 10, 12.
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The Book of Mormon clearly teaches God’s plan in respect to the afterlife. Death is necessary for all individuals (2 Nephi 2:22-25). This life is the time to prepare to meet God (Alma 34:32, 34-35). In the spirit world there is a division of people who await the resurrection (Alma 40:9-14). There will be a judgment and all will be given a just reward according to their actions and desires (Alma 41:3-5, 2 Nephi 9:14).

ID = [80665]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1947-02-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Parry, Donald W. “Teaching in Black and White.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36793]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 14650  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Matheson, R. Mark. “Teaching in the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 7 no. 1 (2006).
ID = [37980]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 34227  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:52
Spencer, Joseph M. “Teaching The Book of Mormon at the University of Vermont: An Interview with Elizabeth Fenton.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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Elizabeth Fenton’s first book-Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture-appeared in 2011. The next year, she began presenting work on the Book of Mormon, first in a conference paper at the annual convention of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and then in an invited lecture at the University of Maryland titled “Why Americanists Should Read The Book of Mormon.” In 2013, she published her conference presentation from the previous year in J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. The next year, Fenton organized a panel at C19 focused on the Book of Mormon, which drew the attention of Jared Hickman and opened the door to an important collaborative project, soon to come to fruition in the form of Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon, a collection of essays by various scholars forthcoming from Oxford University Press. In 2016, Fenton presented again at C19 on the Book of Mormon (this time in a comparative study involving The Anarchiad), and she also published in the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies a review essay focused on Grant Hardy’s Understanding the Book of Mormon. The past five or six years have, for Fenton, been focused in a remarkable way on literary study of the Book of Mormon.

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Swift, Hales. “Teaching the Gospel and Following the Spirit (Alma 18).” The Interpreter Foundation website. June 23, 2020.
ID = [6472]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-06-23  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 4751  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Church Educational System(CES). Teaching the Scripture Readers: A Beginning Course Teacher Manual. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1984.
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A lesson guide for teachers of students who are non- readers or beginning readers. There are various games and activities that are Book of Mormon related.

ID = [78308]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Cowan, Richard O. Teaching the Word: Religious Education at Brigham Young University. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Religious instruction has been central to Brigham Young University’s unique mission since the beginning. Religious Education faculty and staff members identify with those whose commission it was in ancient times “to teach the word of God among all the people” (Helaman 5:14; see also Alma 23:4; 38:15; 2 Timothy 4:2). Therefore, it has been their desire, as it was with two of Lehi’s sons, to teach . . . the word of God with all diligence” (Jacob 1:19). This book tells the story of BYU’s efforts to fulfill the Savior’s commission. ISBN 978-0-8425-2708-8

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Chapters

Cowan, Richard O. “Preface.” In Teaching the Word. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35629]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1891  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Cowan, Richard O. “Beginnings.” In Teaching the Word. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35630]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 22879  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Cowan, Richard O. “A New College.” In Teaching the Word. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35631]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 15972  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Cowan, Richard O. “The Hub of the University: 1970–79.” In Teaching the Word. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35632]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 21250  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Cowan, Richard O. “Reaching beyond the Classroom: 1980–2000.” In Teaching the Word. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35633]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 31928  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Cowan, Richard O. “Continuing Contributions: 2000–Present.” In Teaching the Word. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35634]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 20906  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Cowan, Richard O. “Epilogue: The Future of Religious Education.” In Teaching the Word. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35635]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 971  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Cowan, Richard O. “Appendix A: Excerpts from Foundational Documents.” In Teaching the Word. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Cowan, Richard O. “Appendix B: Administrative and Other Officers.” In Teaching the Word. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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Cowan, Richard O. “Appendix C: Full-Time Religious Education Faculty.” In Teaching the Word. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35638]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 5754  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:35
Pearson, Glenn L., and Reid E. Bankhead. Teaching with the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1976.
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A revised edition of A Doctrinal Approach to the Book of Mormon, containing the authors’ Book of Mormon study system. [C. W.]

ID = [78309]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Nutting, John Danforth. The Teachings of Mormonism and Christianity Compared With The Bible And Sound Reason. Cleveland, OH: Utah Gospel Mission, 1928.
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A critic finds that Joseph Smith worked with Sidney Rigdon to revise Christian religion to suit their own claims that the Bible was imperfect. For this reason they claimed to have found gold plates and “translated” them and then “translated” the Bible when neither knew a word of Hebrew or Greek. No further revelation was needed for the truth has already been revealed.

ID = [78670]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1928-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Abrea, Angel. “Teachings of Nephi.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, May 25, 2004.
ID = [71789]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-05-25  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
“Teachings of the Book of Mormon.” Young Woman’s Journal 24-25 (July 1913—June 1914): 443-47, 447- 50, 507-11, 511-14, 564-67, 567-71, 635-39, 639-44, 697-701, 701-6, 764-68, 768-72, 57-61, 61-66, 123-26, 126-30, 188-91, 192-95.
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Series of lessons that teach Book of Mormon doctrine. Subjects include: Father in Heaven, divine nature of man, the Fall, the Atonement, priesthood among the Nephites, faith, sin, resurrection, salvation of the dead, the Second Coming, judgment, continual revelation, testimony, the doctrine of reward, the spiritual and the natural world.

ID = [80226]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1913-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Fry, Evan A. “The Teachings of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 87 (23 November 1940): 1487-89.
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The teachings of the Book of Mormon tend to clarify controversial theological subjects such as baptism, repentance, the purity of little children, spiritual gifts, riches of the world, and marriage.

ID = [80666]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1940-11-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:56
Berrett, William Edwin. Teachings of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union Board, 1950, [R]1952.
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Sunday School manual comprising forty-four lessons designed for beginning students of the Book of Mormon. Topics include faith, repentance, baptism, and the nature of God.

ID = [78310]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1952-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
“Teachings of the Book of Mormon on Priesthood.” The Rod of Iron 1 (October 1924): 37-39.
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The Book of Mormon teaches that men were ordained to the priesthood before they came to earth. God gives the priesthood to men, and then they are born to the priesthood in the patriarchal lineage. The priesthood is an eternal institution and the calling of men to it can only come through God.

ID = [80227]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Nibley, Hugh W. “Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 1.” Lectures Presented to an Honors Book of Mormon Class at Brigham Young University, 1988–1989. Provo, UT: Maxwell Institute, Brigham Young University, 2004.
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482 pp. Transcripts of 29 lectures.
Hugh Nibley is one of the best-known and most highly revered of Latter-day Saint scholars. For over forty years this near-legendary teacher has enthralled his readers and listeners with his encyclopedic knowledge

ID = [1255]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size: 1304993  Children: 29  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:26

Talks

Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 1—Book of Mormon—Like Nothing Else.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 1—10. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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An introduction to Hugh Nibley’s Teachings of the Book of Mormon class.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Mormon Translation
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 2—Book of Mormon—Nephi’s Heritage.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 11—22. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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There are certain things about the Book of Mormon that we must notice at the beginning to get off on the right foot. . . . The opening of the Book of Mormon concerns our people, and it concerns also our world. To start, this lecture looks at the biographical nature of 1 Nephi and moves on to Nephi’s heritage and legacy.

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

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

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

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Jeremiah (Prophet); Jerusalem (Old World); Solon
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 6—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 1 and Jeremiah 29, Lehi’s Jerusalem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 59—72. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Souvenirs from Lehi’s Jerusalem.“
Lehi had full baggage. Remember, his people were especially prepared to transfer the culture from one world to the other. We want to find out first what happened to Jeremiah because that’s very much in the story of Lehi. The reason we are bringing this up is that there are some marvelous documents that have appeared “out of the blue“ right from Lehi’s day.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Jerusalem (Old World); Laban (Old World); Lachish Letters; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 7—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 1 and Jeremiah.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 73—84. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Days of King Zedekiah: ’There Came Many Prophets.’“
Nephi has the four qualities that Matthew Arnold attributes to Homer. The Book of Mormon has them; I don’t know anything else that has them. If you were to be asked, “What is the significance of the Lachish Letters for the Book of Mormon?“ They are immensely important.

Keywords: Jeremiah (Prophet); Jerusalem (Old World); Lachish Letters; Lehi (Prophet)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 8—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi, Escape from Doom.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 85—96. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Let’s review quickly the first book of Nephi.

Keywords: Ancient America; Arabia; Lachish Letters; Lehi (Prophet); Prophecy; Theophany
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 9—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 1—3, 15.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 97—110. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “In the Wilderness.“
The Book of Mormon is a handbook; it’s everything. It’s all in there, far more than you think.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Bar Kokhba Letters; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls; Wilderness
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 10—Book of Mormon—Dead Sea Scrolls.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 111—22. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Book of Mormon and the Dead Sea Scrolls.“
Now we are going to talk about the Book of Mormon and the Jews in the light of the new discoveries (the Dead Sea Scrolls).

Keywords: Bar Kokhba Letters; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 11—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 4—7, Scripture and Family.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 123—36. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Keywords: Ishmael; Ishmael\'s Daughters; Ishmael\'s Wife; Jerusalem (Old World); Laban; Lachish Letters; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Sacrament; Serekh Scroll; Sons of Ishmael; Zoram (Servant of Laban)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 12—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 8—11, The Tree of Life.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 137—50. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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A discussion about the Tree of Life.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Copper Scroll; Dream; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Tree of Life; Vision
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 13—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 12—14, Nephi’s Vision.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 151—64. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We were noting that chapter ten of 1 Nephi deals with the Jaws. Chapter eleven does something else. Chapter twelve deals with the New World version: Israel in the New World, the Book of Mormon people. Chapter thirteen deals with the Gentiles and the whole world; it takes the world view.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Dream; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Promised Land; Prophecy; Tree of Life; Vision
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 14—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 15—16.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 165—78. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Liahona and Murmurings in the Wilderness.“
We start out with the last place to look if we want to find information. It starts out, “I returned to the tent of my father.“

Keywords: Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Liahona; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Wilderness
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 15—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 17—19, 22; Toward the Promised Land.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 179—92. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Now, we’ve got the seventeenth chapter, the seventh verse, when the Lord says, you will make a boat: “Thou shalt construct a ship.“ He didn’t have time to scout around for the necessary metals. The Lord told him, I can tell you where to get them. We said they were adept in ores: where to find ores, and how to make the bellows.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Shipbuilding; Transoceanic Voyage
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 16—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 1—4, Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 193—206. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “’Encircled . . . in the Arms of His Love’: Oneness with God and the Atonement.“
We start out with 2 Nephi, and we really get into some pretty deep stuff.

Keywords: Atonement; Promised Land
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 17—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 2, The Law and The Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 207—20. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We are on the second chapter of 2 Nephi, perhaps the hardest chapter in the book. It’s about the Law of Moses.

Keywords: Atonement; Law of Moses
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 18—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 3—8.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 221—34. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Lehi’s Family: Blessings and Conflict.“
2 Nephi 3 is a genealogical chapter, and it has strange phenomena in it which occur in genealogy all the time.

Keywords: Brass Plates; Genealogy; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Psalm of Nephi; Skin Color; Temple Worship
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 19—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 9 The Atonement and Judgment.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 235—48. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Jacob’s Teachings on the Atonement and Judgment.“
The Book of Mormon was hand-delivered by an angel. There’s every evidence that it was, so let’s look at it.

Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Judgment
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 20—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 25, The Jews and Jerusalem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 249—60. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We have come to those chapters where Nephi talks about Isaiah. He gives his explanation in chapter 25, and that’s what interests us.

Keywords: Isaiah (Book); Isaiah (Prophet); Native Americans; Prophecy
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 21—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 25—28, Nephi’s Prophecy of Our Times.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 261—74. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Now, Nephi is in his prophetic vein, and he is going to take us all the way.

Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 22—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 29—31, Scripture and Canon.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 275—88. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We are on 2 Nephi 29. The Lord is talking about when He sets His hand again in these last days the second time to recover His people. There are no “God’s privileged people.“ He loves one as much as the other.

Keywords: Apocrypha; Canon; Prophecy; Pseudepigrapha
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 23—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 32—33; Jacob 1—2.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 289—302. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Rejecting the Word of God.“
We are on 2 Nephi 32, and are things going downhill fast. Here’s the first generation that has already gone bad, and Nephi is just terribly depressed. He ends on a down note, and then his brother Jacob takes it up.

Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Strait and Narrow Path
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 24—Book of Mormon—Jacob 3—4, Filthiness and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 303—17 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We’re on the book of Jacob. I’ve decided that more than any book in the Book of Mormon this has the ring of absolute truth, historical and everything else.

Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 25—Book of Mormon—Jacob 5—7; Enos.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 317—29 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Olive Tree; The Challenge of Sherem.“
In the fourth chapter of Jacob he rings the gong in verses 13 and 14. What he is talking about here is absolutely basic. Notice that verse 13 is one philosophy of life, and verse 14 is the other philosophy of life.

Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Enos (Son of Jacob); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Sherem; Zenos (Prophet)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 26—Book of Mormon—Enos, Jarom, Omni.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 329—42 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Struggle of Enos.“
Enos is an important book. It’s just one chapter, you notice, but what a chapter!

Keywords: Enos (Son of Jacob); Jarom (Son of Enos); Omni (Son of Jarom)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 27—Book of Mormon—Omni, Words of Mormon, Mosiah 1.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 343—56 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The End of the Small Plates; The Coronation of Mosiah.“
Well, now we’ve got to the point where in one verse they take care of the history of a larger people than the Nephites. It simply says they crossed the ocean and landed here, and that was that.

Keywords: Amaleki (Son of Abinadom); King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Mosiah the Elder; Mulekite; Phoenicians; Small Plates of Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 28—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 1—2, King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 357—70 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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What we have here is a very good lesson on the subject of fear and trembling.

Keywords: King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 29—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 3—5, King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 371—84 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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King Benjamin’s speech and why it’s important, part 1.

Keywords: Covenant; King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 2.” Lectures Presented to an Honors Book of Mormon Class at Brigham Young University, 1988–1989.
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473 pp. Transcripts of 27 lectures.
Hugh Nibley is one of the best-known and most highly revered of Latter-day Saint scholars. For over forty years this near-legendary teacher has enthralled his readers and listeners with his encyclopedic knowledge, his wit, and his untiring research in defense of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Now you can join Dr. Nibley in the second of four Honors Book of Mormon classes that he taught at BYU during 1988–90. Part two contains twenty-seven lectures focusing on Mosiah 6 through Alma 41. It is vintage Nibley, with his insights, humor, and passionate convictions, discussing a book that he loves and knows so well.

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Talks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nibley, Hugh W. Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 2: Transcripts of Lectures Presented to an Honors Book of Mormon Class at Brigham Young University, 1988–1990. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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473 pp. Transcripts of 27 lectures.
Hugh Nibley is one of the best-known and most highly revered of Latter-day Saint scholars. For over forty years this near-legendary teacher has enthralled his readers and listeners with his encyclopedic knowledge, his wit, and his untiring research in defense of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Now you can join Dr. Nibley in the second of four Honors Book of Mormon classes that he taught at BYU during 1988–90. Part two contains twenty-seven lectures focusing on Mosiah 6 through Alma 41. It is vintage Nibley, with his insights, humor, and passionate convictions, discussing a book that he loves and knows so well.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 3.” Lectures Presented to an Honors Book of Mormon Class at Brigham Young University, 1988–1989.
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360 pp. Transcripts of 29 lectures.
Hugh Nibley is one of the best-known and most highly revered of Latter-day Saint scholars. For over forty years, this near-legendary teacher has enthralled his readers and listeners with his encyclopedic knowledge, his wit, and his untiring research in defense of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Now you can join Dr. Nibley in the third of four Honors Book of Mormon classes that he taught at BYU during 1988–90. Part three contains twenty-nine lectures focusing on Alma 45 through 3 Nephi 20. It is vintage Nibley, with his insights, humor, and passionate convictions, discussing a book that he loves and knows so well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 68—Book of Mormon—Alma 49–50.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 137—48.
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Also called “Clausewitz’s Rules of War; World War II Memories.“
“I don’t want to get morbidly engaged with this military stuff, but it has got me quite excited. We were talking about the “fog of war.” The main reason is that the Book of Mormon sets this forth so beautifully, so clearly, so succinctly. One hundred and seventy pages is quite an essay on war, but it
treats every aspect. It doesn’t leave anything untouched and it’s marvelous. Everything is in context. If you keep your eyes open, you’ll see this.“

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 69—Book of Mormon—Alma 49–52.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 149—60.
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Also called “World War II Memories.“
Well, the major earthquake on October 17, 1989, shows us certainly that things can get rough in this enlightened age. Of course, later on the Book of Mormon has a great deal to say about that sort of happening. Now we are dealing with the war sort of happening. We don’t want to linger on it too long, though the Book of Mormon, we notice, spends a lot of time on it. There’s a reason for that. As I said, we can read the Book of Mormon anytime, but there are some things that must be pointed out here.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 70—Book of Mormon—Alma 52–54.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 161—72.
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Also called “The Prevalence of Warfare.“
What kind of religious book is this that goes on telling us who moved where and what forces go where? Why the purely technical side? Well, these are the games men play, and there’s a purpose for putting them in here. Why these games? Is this to be the nature of our probation, waging battle?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 71—Book of Mormon—Alma 54–57.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 173—184.
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Also called “Formal Rules of Warfare.“
What does the word paradox come from? What does it mean? We use the word a lot. It has a double meaning.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 72—Book of Mormon—Alma 57–61.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 185—98.
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Also called “Bar Kochba.“
What we’re supposed to do is read the Book of Mormon, isn’t it? So we are doing it. Wait a minute. Are we stuck in the mud of an eternal battlefield here? It looks that way, doesn’t it? I’m trying to break loose. I jumped the gun last time in my eagerness to bring it to a close, but this is a very important part, how wars close.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 73—Book of Mormon—Alma 62–Helaman 1.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 199—210.
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Also called “Book of Mormon Names.“
The plot thickens now as we get closer and closer to home. We are in Alma 62. Of course, Moroni was very, very glad and relieved to receive Pahoran’s letter. I wonder if he felt cheap or something when he found out he had been completely wrong after all the shouting, raving, and ranting against Pahoran. His heart was filled with exceedingly great joy to find out that he wasn’t a traitor, as he thought he was. He really jumped the gun that time. But at the same time “he did also mourn exceedingly.” Moroni is something of a manic-depressive, isn’t he? He’s an overachiever, he’s a military genius, and he only lives a very short life. He just wears himself out, I think. He’s that sort of person. We get these beautiful character delineations in the Book of Mormon. We learn that things are often wrong with the world, but [we should] be careful how we place the blame. We don’t want to do things like that.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 74—Book of Mormon—Helaman 1–3.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 211—22.
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Also called “Geography and Ecology.“
We’re in the first chapter of Helaman, and we’ve just come to Coriantumr’s exploit where he marched right into Zarahemla. The reason he could do it is because there was so much social unrest in Zarahemla. This Coriantumr was the leader, and he was appointed leader by the son of Ammoron who was the brother of that rascal Amalickiah. Tubaloth is a nephew of Amalickiah, and he was put in charge of things, but he put Coriantumr in charge.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 75—Book of Mormon—Helaman 3–6.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 223—36.
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Also called “Apostasy; The Gospel and World Religions.“
We begin with Helaman 3:30: “And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out.” To sit down—it uses that a number of times in the Book of Mormon. Remember, you’re invited to go into the tent and sit down—have place with us. What he’s talking about is the old Mosaic law, which was abolished after Lehi left Jerusalem and the temple was destroyed. It was never the same after that. These people were familiar with the old custom—that going in and sitting down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is very important.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 76—Book of Mormon—Helaman 6.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 237—48.
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Also called “Crime; Secret Societies; Egyptian Mythology on the Origin of the World.“
We are on the sixth chapter of Helaman now. It is one of those epoch chapters; it’s like chapter 46 and others. If this was all we had of the Book of Mormon, it would be enough to attest to its authenticity right down to the ground. This is a chapter on crime. It starts out happily and then suddenly things go sour.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 77—Book of Mormon—Helaman 6.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 249—60.
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Also called “Modern Wickedness; Cain and the Origin of Secret Combinations.“
The Nephites were getting rich so they didn’t need wars anymore. They were rather happy about it. With riches of the world they hadn’t been stirred up to bloodshed nationally, so they got rich and were stirred up to private bloodshed. Their wars are lowered to a private level now. They are going to start doing that sort of thing, and then we get our prime time, as I mentioned before. “. . . to commit secret murders, and to rob and to plunder, that they might get gain.”

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 78—Book of Mormon—Helaman 6–10.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 261—74.
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Also called “Great Rulers in History.“
In the sixth chapter the Nephites have gotten wicked again. Remember, the Lamanites wiped out the Gadiantons simply by preaching the gospel to them. That may seem extravagant to us. But the Nephites went on getting more and more wicked, and then see what happened. Why did they do this? Because they didn’t work at being righteous. You have to fast and pray and things like that. The Lord had blessed them, and this is the reason. They liked prosperity.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 79—Book of Mormon—Helaman 11–13.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 275—88.
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Also called “The Hopi Indians; The Druze; Wisdom Literature; The Copper Scroll; The Chilam Balam.
When the Aztecs came to the valley of Mexico, and I quote, “their cities’ need for firewood was already denuding the valley of Mexico of trees. An epic famine . . .” We are going to have an epic famine here today, aren’t we—great famines and deforestation? What we find is steadily advancing drought in these chapters of Helaman; it’s very clearly indicated. All the clues are there, and they all fit together so beautifully, like this one: “An epic famine in the year one of the rabbit decimated the Mexican people. Their empire might well have fallen before they could employ the arts of the wheel or the bronze.” We don’t know about these other things. But how about these merchants going around when they got prosperous? They learned a thing or two from the Nephites, started to make money, and got rich. Does that mean they had to be wicked?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 80—Book of Mormon—Helaman 13–3 Nephi 2.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 289—302.
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Also called “The Hopelessness in Wickedness; The Twelve Apostles at Far West, Missouri, April 1838.“
Now, we’re beginning to learn a lesson that these Book of Mormon people were having a hard time learning—that things do change. It’s not always going to be the same. They thought it was, you know.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 81—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 3–5.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 303—16.
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Also called “Rhetoric.“
Now the standard explanation today of all this misunderstanding that’s been going on between the Nephites, the Lamanites, the Zoramites, the Gadiantons, and all the rest of them—we would say piously is a lack of communication, wouldn’t we? They certainly aren’t communicating, and so we have a masterpiece of communication. This third chapter of 3 Nephi is the great letter. It’s really a lesson in communications. It’s typical of the official communique of our day. It’s smooth, it’s convincing, it’s conciliatory—and it’s totally false, as we’ll soon find.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 82—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 6–7.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 317—30.
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Also called “Byzantine Civilizations and Zion; Secret Combinations.“
Well, we’re in the sixth chapter of 3 Nephi, and everybody says at this point, “Well, this is where I came in. You mean we’ve got to go through this again?” As it starts out, you notice everything is lovely at the beginning.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 83—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 8–11.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 331—44.
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Also called “Great Catastrophes.“
Why do we go into such detail about the earthquake and storm? Well, it’s very accurate; it describes a typical one. But there’s a point to all this—a point to showing that all nature, all the earth, is in tremendous uproar. This is going to be followed by more uproar, and then suddenly comes the voice of the Lord. But first we have to see that the earth is dependent on him.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 84—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 11–15.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 345—58.
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Also called “The Lord Teaches His People.“
Notice what happens. The Savior comes to them. If you were writing this, it would be the biggest challenge of all when you came to the big climax—the Lord finally comes. Now what does he do? What does he say? Does he just repeat the New Testament? Well, he does and a lot more too.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 85—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 16–20.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 3, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 359 to end.
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Also called “The Joy of the Lord’s Visit
We should notice some things here, such as the theme of the other sheep in 3 Nephi 16. Notice, suddenly it broadens out immensely. The other sheep all must be considered. Every individual in the whole world is going to get the full treatment. Here we see the earth from space, as one world, in this 16th chapter here, with all these other tribes. Then why is Israel so small in that case?

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Nibley, Hugh W. Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 3: Transcripts of Lectures Presented to an Honors Book of Mormon Class at Brigham Young University, 1988–1990. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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360 pp. Transcripts of 29 lectures.
Hugh Nibley is one of the best-known and most highly revered of Latter-day Saint scholars. For over forty years, this near-legendary teacher has enthralled his readers and listeners with his encyclopedic knowledge, his wit, and his untiring research in defense of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Now you can join Dr. Nibley in the third of four Honors Book of Mormon classes that he taught at BYU during 1988–90. Part three contains twenty-nine lectures focusing on Alma 45 through 3 Nephi 20. It is vintage Nibley, with his insights, humor, and passionate convictions, discussing a book that he loves and knows so well.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 4.” Lectures Presented to an Honors Book of Mormon Class at Brigham Young University, 1988–1989.
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287 pp. Transcripts of 27 lectures with 5 lectures by John W. Welch.
Hugh Nibley is one of the best-known and most highly revered of Latter-day Saint scholars. For over forty years this near-legendary teacher has enthralled his readers and listeners with his encyclopedic knowledge, his wit, and his untiring research in defense of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Now you can join Dr. Nibley in the last of four Honors Book of Mormon classes that he taught at BYU during 1988–90. Part four covers 3 Nephi 6 through Moroni 10. It is vintage Nibley, with his insights, humor, and passionate convictions, discussing a book that he loves and knows so well.

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Talks

Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 86—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 6.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 1—12.
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Also called “The Horse in the Americas; War and Prosperity.“
Why is 3 Nephi 6:1 a good place to begin a story? It ends one phase; it ends the war. It’s the end of an epic, and we begin a new phase.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 87—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 6.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 13—22.
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Also called “Style of Writing in the Book of Mormon; Pride, Gain, and Power.“
To start out I should ask a question. What do you notice in the first two verses of 3 Nephi 6? What do they have in common? What particular stylistic use do you find in the opening sentences of these two verses?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 88—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 6–7.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 23—34.
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Also called “Government; Families and Tribes.“
A strange thing has happened, you see, very disturbing. Everything was going so well. They’d come through a terrible time; then everything was going too well. It all “came up roses”; everything was happy. Then we’re told in 3 Nephi 6:5 that things couldn’t be better. There was nothing to keep them from being completely happy. There were no economic, social, or any other kinds of problems except in themselves—that was the only trouble. And almost immediately things started going bad. It tells us the cause of it was what? We’ve already seen that. But in that case, what do you do? Isn’t that a remarkable parallel to things now?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 89—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 7–8.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 35—46.
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Also called “Conversion; Signs and Destruction.“
3 Nephi 7:14 talks about the splinter groups that always take place. You’re always going to find them, and they’re characteristic. This is the way it happens. You notice how rich this verse is.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 90—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 9.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 47—58.
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Also called “Destruction and Blessings.“
Now we’re really getting in over our heads here. This chapter nine is pretty deep stuff. See, the Lord in the aretalogy tells us that he’s been doing all the destroying that’s been going on here. But first of all, what is the theme of the Book of Mormon? The theme of the Book of Mormon is, of course, salvation in Jesus Christ. But what is its historical message? What is its particular message to us? Remember, Parley P. Pratt wrote A Voice of Warning about the Book of Mormon. What’s it warning us against?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 91—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 9–10.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 59—68.
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Also called “The Early Christians; The FIve Gospels.“
The whole Book of Mormon is centered on one focal point, isn’t it? It’s like a burning glass centered with ferocious concentration on one single point. What is there in chapters 9 and 10 of 3 Nephi that points that out? One little word keeps hammering away, repeating and repeating. The whole Book of Mormon is just centered on one person, isn’t it? And who is that? Christ.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 92—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 69—80.
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Also called “Resurrection; The Forty-Day Ministry; Reality.“
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts show what remarkable fact about the resurrection toward which everybody had looked forward, which was to be the great climax of human history? When it actually happened, what was the reaction of most people to it, including members of the Church and apostles? Did they say, “Hooray, hooray, it has happened at last?” When somebody told them about it, what did they say? You’d expect them to be dancing in the streets.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 93—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi; Psalm 19.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 81—90.
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Also called “Physical and Spiritual Bodies; Anthropism.“
There’s a difference between being naughty and being vicious and rancorous. It goes back to this marvelous idea we have in 3 Nephi. To the Christian world, Adam’s fall was the sin. There was everything nasty and vile that followed it. The world had become so nasty, corrupt, and decayed that Christians decided that having a body means being vile. You don’t have to, you know.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 94—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 9–13.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 91—102.
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Also called “Christ’s Ministry and Teachings.“
This sixth chapter—isn’t it something? Didn’t it just knock you off the Christmas tree? What’s the remarkable thing about it? I think it’s the most powerful editorial for us in the whole Book of Mormon, probably. I say that about every chapter, but this one really does it. This one covers all the ground. You’ll notice it starts out with a model society. They’ve been through a long war and suffered terribly. They return as a model society. They reform very wisely. They rehabilitate the enemy and all this sort of thing and begin immense prosperity. And then they start becoming spoiled. Then business becomes everything, and they’re divided into classes. Then, lo and behold, you get a secret government, the lawyers take over, and everything collapses. That’s the sixth chapter—what a marvelous cycle! It’s probably the most condensed cycle. Is it the story of American capitalism? Well, read it carefully; it’s very condensed. There’s an awful lot in it, but the next chapter does just like it. And what is the result of that?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 95—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 11–17.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 103—14.
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Also called “Christ’s Membership; Christ’s Ministry.“
The editor of a Catholic journal told me in a letter that Joseph Smith was merely repeating the New Testament in 3 Nephi—it’s just the same old story. Well, what would you say to that? What did Jesus Christ say about that? He explained why he was telling them those things, and what did he say? Remember, he said, these are the same things which I taught the Jews in Jerusalem. Now, here’s the question. Would you expect him to teach something different?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 96—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 11–19.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 115—26.
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Also called “Resurrection; The Forty-Day Ministry; Blessing the Children.“
The apostles made lost writings, a lot of them, and they are very rich. I notice that I cite fifty to a hundred of them here in this article, just dealing with the resurrection, that were not known or published in Joseph Smith’s day. Why do you think they weren’t widely published by the Christian world? They are the oldest writings we have, incidentally. The oldest Christian writings we have nearly all talk about the resurrection and nearly all have the heading “The Things Which the Lord Taught the Disciples in Secret after the Resurrection.” Why didn’t the Christian world preserve them? Well, it did—under cover.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 97—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 11.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 127—136.
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Also called “The Sermon at the Temple; Law and Covenant.“
We all know the Sermon on the Mount—that’s Matthew 5–7. The Sermon at the Temple is in 3 Nephi 11–18. It is a monumental text. It is one of those texts that acts as a “Grand Central Station,” a switchboard through which almost everything else in the Book of Mormon sooner or later will pass.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 98—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 11.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 137—44.
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Also called “Christ at the Nephite Temple.“
Turn your attention to the content of the message of Jesus in the first part of the Sermon at the Temple. This is a sobering, deeply spiritual experience that the Nephites there at the temple in Bountiful were blessed to participate in. I am always humbled whenever I approach this text. As King Benjamin said, these texts are here that we can relive the experiences that those people were blessed to experience.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 99—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 12–14.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 145—54.
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Also called “The Beatitudes; Christ’s Teachings.“
We continue our probing and developing of the hypothesis that the Sermon at the Temple provides us with temple-rich material which when viewed in a covenant-making context takes on new and important meanings and significance. I would like to continue to test this hypothesis in terms of looking at each of the elements in the text to see if they can be understood in this way.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 100—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 15–18.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 155—64.
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Also called “Sacrament Prayers; Implications of the Sermon at the Temple.“
Finishing up the last few elements in the Sermon at the Temple and considering some implications.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 101—Book of Mormon—3 Nephi 19–4 Nephi 1.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 165—74.
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Also called “Understanding the Sermon at the Temple; Zion Society.“
It seems that there are wide-ranging implications for our lives and for our understanding of the Book of Mormon, other scripture, the temple, and a lot of other things as a result of our understanding of the Sermon at the Temple.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 102—Book of Mormon—4 Nephi 1.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 175—86.
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Also called “Zion Society.“
Every book in the Book of Mormon is the most marvelous in the world, but this is really something. They’re all like this, but this is a particularly important book. Of course, I’m referring to that miraculous work, 4 Nephi.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 103—Book of Mormon—4 Nephi 1.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 187—98.
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Also called “Prayer; Peace; Prosperity.“
A continuation of the previous lecture on 4 Nephi.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 104—Book of Mormon—4 Nephi 1:27–Mormon 2.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 199—210.
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Also called “Church Growth and Decline; Mormon Leads the Nephites.“
We’re following the sad declension by which the earthly paradise in 4 Nephi declined into the type of living hell which we find in many part of the world today. this is one of the most valuable texts we have in the world. There’s nothing like it. It shows us step by step exactly how it happens.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 105—Book of Mormon—Mormon 2–5.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 211—22.
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Also called “Conflicts between the Nephites and Lamanites.“
From now on we really plunge into the depths.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 106—Book of Mormon—Mormon 1–5.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 223—34.
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Also called “Wickedness in War.“
The whole book of Mormon is a haunting book. It can’t leave you alone. The questions are, are the Nephites stubbornly bent on doing the wrong thing? What is this everlasting harping on repentance? What is the wickedness that the Nephites must repent of?

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 107—Book of Mormon—Mormon 8–9.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 235—46.
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Also called “Extinction of Moroni’s People; Roman Satire; Spiritual Gifts.“
Here you’ll notice Moroni takes up the story. He picks up the record at his father’s command and takes over the record at this time. This has all happened after Cumorah. This is about A.D. 401, so this is fifteen years after Cumorah. He writes the rest of Mormon’s book.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 108—Book of Mormon—Mormon 9.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 247—58.
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Also called “The Book of Mormon and the Ruins.“
You can’t be neutral about the word fo the Lord. You can’t laugh it off exactly, and you can’t argue with it and get angry. No, just despise it. We don’t even consider that stuff. The only way you can reject it is to despise it.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 109—Book of Mormon—Ether 1–2.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 259—70.
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Also called “The Epic Literature of the Book of Ether.“
Ether left his tracks in the sand, but it was the brother of Jared that left most of them.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 110—Book of Mormon—Ether 7–14.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 271—82.
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Also called “Struggle for Power.“
Everybody was moving around. (The first few minutes of this lecture were not recorded.)

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 111—Book of Mormon—Ether 2–8.” In “Teachings of the Book of Mormon‚” series vol. 4, transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University across four semesters, Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988—1990. 283—94.
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Also called “The Boats of the Jaredites.“
In cartoons, the bad guys are bad because they’re fighting the good guys, and teh good guys are good because they’re fighting the bad guys. That’s the only reason that’s ever given. Well, that’s the story of the Jaredites, isn’t it: the good guys and the bad guys fighting with no in-betweens. We’ll see more of that here.

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

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Nibley, Hugh W. Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 4: Transcripts of Lectures Presented to an Honors Book of Mormon Class at Brigham Young University, 1988–1990. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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287 pp. Transcripts of 27 lectures with 5 lectures by John W. Welch.
Hugh Nibley is one of the best-known and most highly revered of Latter-day Saint scholars. For over forty years this near-legendary teacher has enthralled his readers and listeners with his encyclopedic knowledge, his wit, and his untiring research in defense of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Now you can join Dr. Nibley in the last of four Honors Book of Mormon classes that he taught at BYU during 1988–90. Part four covers 3 Nephi 6 through Moroni 10. It is vintage Nibley, with his insights, humor, and passionate convictions, discussing a book that he loves and knows so well.

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Nibley, Hugh W. Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Hugh Nibley is one of the best-known and most highly revered of Latter-day Saint scholars. For over forty years this near-legendary teacher has enthralled his readers and listeners with his encyclopedic knowledge, his wit, and his untiring research in defense of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Now you can join Dr. Nibley in the first of four Honors Book of Mormon classes that he taught at BYU during 1988-90. Part one contains twenty-nine lectures focusing on 1 Nephi through Mosiah 5. It is vintage Nibley, with his insights, humor, and passionate convictions, discussing a book that he loves and knows so well.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 1: Introduction - The Book of Mormon—Like Nothing Else.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 1-14. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Mormon Translation
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 2: Introduction - Nephi’s Heritage.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 15-28. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lectures 1—10.” Lectures 1—10 in Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 3: Introduction - Geopolitics and the Rule of Tyrants, 600 B.C.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 29-42. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Politics
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lectures 11—20.” Lectures 11—20 in Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 4: Introduction - Setting the Stage, 600 B.C.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 43-57. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Jerusalem (Old World)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 5: (Jeremiah) Insights from Lehi’s Contemporaries: Solon and Jeremiah.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 58-72. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Jeremiah (Prophet); Jerusalem (Old World); Solon
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 6: 1 Nephi 1; Jeremiah 29 - Souvenirs from Lehi’s Jerusalem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 73-90. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Jerusalem (Old World); Laban (Old World); Lachish Letters; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 7: 1 Nephi 1; Jeremiah - The Days of King Zedekiah: ‘There Came Many Prophets’” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 91-105. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Jeremiah (Prophet); Jerusalem (Old World); Lachish Letters; Lehi (Prophet)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 8: 1 Nephi - Escape from Doom.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 106-121. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Arabia; Lachish Letters; Lehi (Prophet); Prophecy; Theophany
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 9: 1 Nephi 1–3, 15 - In the Wilderness.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 122-139. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Bar Kokhba Letters; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls; Wilderness
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 10: (Dead Sea Scrolls) - The Book of Mormon and the Dead Sea Scrolls.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 140-155. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Bar Kokhba Letters; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 11: 1 Nephi 4–7 - Scripture and Family.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 156-172. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 12: 1 Nephi 8–11 - The Tree of Life.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 173-189. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Copper Scroll; Dream; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Tree of Life; Vision
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 13: 1 Nephi 12–14 - Nephi’s Vision.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 190-207. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Dream; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Promised Land; Prophecy; Tree of Life; Vision
ID = [75747]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 14: 1 Nephi 15–16 - The Liahona and Murmurings in the Wilderness.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 208-224. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Liahona; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Wilderness
ID = [75748]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 15: 1 Nephi 17–19, 22 - Toward a Promised Land.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 225-242. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Shipbuilding; Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [75749]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 16: 2 Nephi 1–4 - ‘Encircled . . . in the Arms of His Love’: Oneness with God and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 243-259. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Promised Land
ID = [75750]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 17: 2 Nephi 2 - The Law and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 260-276. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Law of Moses
ID = [75751]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 18: 2 Nephi 3–8 - Lehi’s Family: Blessings and Conflict.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 277-293. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Brass Plates; Genealogy; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Psalm of Nephi; Skin Color; Temple Worship
ID = [75752]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 19: 2 Nephi 9 - Jacob’s Teachings on the Atonement and Judgment.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 294-310. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Judgment
ID = [75753]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 20: 2 Nephi 25 - The Jews and Jerusalem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 311-326. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Isaiah (Book); Isaiah (Prophet); Native Americans; Prophecy
ID = [75754]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 21: 2 Nephi 25–28 - Nephi’s Prophecy of Our Times.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 327-344. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy
ID = [75755]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 22: 2 Nephi 29–31 - Scripture and Canon.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 345-362. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Apocrypha; Canon; Prophecy; Pseudepigrapha
ID = [75756]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 23: 2 Nephi 32–33; Jacob 1–2 - Rejecting the Word of God.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 363-379. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Strait and Narrow Path
ID = [75757]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 24: Jacob 3–4 - Filthiness and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 380-396. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75758]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 25: Jacob 5–7; Enos - The Olive Tree; The Challenge of Sherem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 397-412. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Enos (Son of Jacob); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Sherem; Zenos (Prophet)
ID = [75759]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 26: Enos; Jarom; Omni - The Struggle of Enos.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 413-429. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Enos (Son of Jacob); Jarom (Son of Enos); Omni (Son of Jarom)
ID = [75760]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 27: Omni; Words of Mormon; Mosiah 1 - The End of the Small Plates; The Coronation of Mosiah.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 430-447. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Amaleki (Son of Abinadom); King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Mosiah the Elder; Mulekite; Phoenicians; Small Plates of Nephi
ID = [75761]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 28: Mosiah 1–2 - King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 448-463. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
ID = [75762]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 29: Mosiah 3–5 - King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 464-482. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Covenant; King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
ID = [75763]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Marshall, Robert L. “Teancum, a True Friend to Liberty.” Instructor 100 (July 1965): 297.
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Fictional story based on account of Teancum in Alma 62.

ID = [80228]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1965-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Choate, Jane McBride. “Teancum: Fighter for Freedom.” Friend 18 (May 1988): 48-49.
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Teancum, Nephite military leader, ights and voluntarily gives his life for the liberty of his people.

ID = [80229]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
White, Lizzie O. Borgeson, and Dianne Olivia White. Teckinanny: A Story of Early Inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere and Christ’s Visit to the Descendants of Lehi. Salt Lake City: Lizzie O. Borgeson White, 1947.
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A fictional story that tells of two children, one a pioneer girl and the other a native American, who listen to stories about the Book of Mormon inhabitants of America told by the pioneer mother.

ID = [78311]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1947-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Smoot, Stephen O. “Telling the Story of the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 19 (2016): 67-82.
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Review of MacKay, Michael Hubbard and Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon, Provo, UT, and Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University and Deseret Book, 2015. pp. 256 + xvii, including notes and index. $24.99
Abstract: The book From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon by Michael Hubbard MacKay and Gerrit J. Dirkmaat is an outstanding resource for anyone interested in early Latter-day Saint history and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. It provides a compelling narrative about the recovery, translation, and publication of the Book of Mormon that utilizes the most cutting-edge historical scholarship available today.

ID = [3759]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 38994  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
, ed. The Temple. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2014.
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This compilation of articles on the temple doctrines and ordinances is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies and from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism. This volume features articles on Nauvoo temple doctrines, the law of adoption, the 1877 commencement of endowments and sealings for the dead, prayer circles, and temple elements in ancient religious communities. Contents “Doctrine and the Temple in Nauvoo” by Larry C. Porter and Milton V. Backman Jr. “The Practice of Rebaptism at Nauvoo” by D. Michael Quinn “The Law of Adoption: One Phase of the Development of the Mormon Concept of Salvation, 1830–1900” by Gordon Irving “Believing Adoption” by Samuel M. Brown “‘Line upon Line, Precept upon Precept’: Reflections on the 1877 Commencement of the Performance of Endowments and Sealings of the Dead” by Richard E. Bennett “‘Which Is the Wisest Course?’: The Transformation in Mormon Temple Consciousness, 1870–1898” by Richard E. Bennett “Latter-day Saint Prayer Circles” by D. Michael Quinn “Temple Worship and a Possible Reference to a Prayer Circle in Psalm 24” by Donald W. Parry “Clothed Upon: A Unique Aspect of Christian Antiquity” by Blake T. Ostler “Temple Elements in Ancient Religious Communities” by Brent J. Schmidt “Meanings and Functions of Temples” by Hugh W. Nibley “Latter-Day Saint Temple Worship and Activity” by Immo Luschin “Temple Recommend” by Robert A. Tucker “Temple President and Matron” by David H. Yarn Jr. and Marilyn S. Yarn “Administration of Temples” by Robert L. Simpson “Salvation of the Dead” by Elma Fugal “Family History, Genealogy” by David H. Pratt “Temple Ordinances” by Allen Claire Rozsa “Baptism for the Dead: LDS Practice” by H. David Burton “Baptism for the Dead: Ancient Sources” by Krister Stendahl “Washings and Anointings” by Donald W. Parry “Endowment” by Alma P. Burton “Prayer Circle” by George S. Tate “Garments” by Evelyn T. Marshall “Sealing Power” by David H. Yarn Jr. “Temple Sealings” by Paul V. Hyer “Eternal Marriage” by James T. Duke “Patriarchal Order of the Priesthood” by Lynn A. McKinlay “Born in the Covenant” by Ralph L. Cottrell Jr. “Holy of Holies” by Lyle Cahoon “Altar” by Bruce H. Porter “LDS Temple Dedications” by D. Arthur Haycock “Hosanna Shout” by Lael J. Woodbury “Temples through the Ages” by Stephen D. Ricks “History of LDS Temples from 1831 to 1990” by Richard O. Cowan “Kirtland Temple” by Keith W. Perkins “Nauvoo Temple” by Don F. Colvin “Salt Lake Temple” by Marion Duff Hanks “Endowment Houses” by Lamar C. Berrett “Freemasonry and the Temple” by Kenneth W. Godfrey

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Taylor, John H. “The Temple at Logan—The Liquor Traffic—Church Organization—Duties of Its Officers—Treatment of Transgressors—An Interesting Anecdote and Its Moral—Various Offices and Callings of the Priesthood, Etc.—The Guidance of God—Honor Due to His Priesthood—Growth and Progress of God’s Work—Its Opposition By the World—The Regeneration of the Lamanites and General Salvation of Man.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 23. 1883, 215–224.
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Discourse by President John Taylor, delivered at Logan Conference, Sunday Afternoon, August 6, 1882. Reported By: Geo. F. Gibbs.

ID = [29511]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1882-08-06  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc  Size: 30110  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:41
Pace, Glenn L. “A Temple for West Africa.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2000.
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It has been inspiring to see the Lord’s hand in bringing the forces together which will lead to an inevitable victory. There will be a temple in West Africa.

ID = [18808]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2000-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 6857  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:18
Parry, Donald W., and Stephen D. Ricks, eds. The Temple in Time and Eternity. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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The Temple in Time and Eternity, edited by Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks, is the second volume in the series Temples Through The Ages. The importance of the temple to a religious community of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean world can scarcely be exaggerated. The eleven articles in this volume are divided topically into three sections: “Temple in Ritual,” “Temples in the Israelite Tradition,” and “Temples in the Non-Israelite Tradition.”
The “Temple in Ritual” section features Hugh Nibley’s discussion on “Abraham’s Temple Drama,” which identifies elements of the creation drama that appear in the book of Abraham and elsewhere in the ancient world. An article by Ricks discusses oaths and oath taking in the Old Testament. John A. Tvedtnes shows that baptizing for the dead was known in various parts of the Mediterranean world and in Egypt. In a second article, Tvedtnes enlightens our understanding of the form and purposes of the temple prayer in ancient times.
Richard R. Cowan, in the section “Temples in the Israelite Tradition,” traces the development of temples to modern times. Richard D. Draper and Parry make intriguing comparisons of temple symbolism between Genesis 2–3 and Revelation 2–3, focusing particularly on promises and blessings. Alan K. Parrish shares with us insights into modern temple worship throughout the eyes of John A. Widtsoe, and Thomas R. Valletta examines priesthood and temple issues by contrasting “the holy order of the Son of God and its spurious counterpart, the order of Nehor.”
The concluding chapters of the book, grouped into the section “Temples in the Non-Israelite Tradition,” include John Gee’s discussion of getting past the gatekeeper (gleaned from various Egyptian literary corpora), a fascinating study by Gaye Strathearn and Brian M. Hauglid of the Great Mosque and its Ka’ba in light of John Lundquist’s typology of ancient Near Eastern temples, and E. Jan Wilson’s enlightening treatment of the features of a Sumerian temple.

ID = [6992]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Johnson, Clark V. “Temple Sermons in 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 Series.
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Clark Johnson examines sermons given by Jacob, Benjamin, and the Savior to Nephites gathered at their respective temples. He analyzes some of the high points to see how they taught “the doctrine of the temple,” giving particular attention to the teachings of the atonement and the contingent covenants covered in the ordinances taught by King Benjamin. Johnson also discusses Christ’s beatitudes in succession.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Teachings; Book of Mormon Religious Practices
ID = [8390]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Christensen, Kevin. “The Temple, the Monarchy, and Wisdom: Lehi’s World and the Scholarship of Margaret Barker.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 449—22. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
ID = [39700]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:03
Welch, John W. “The Temple, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Gospel of Matthew.” In Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition, edited by Gary A. Anderson, 61–107. Logan, UT: Academy for Temple Studies, 2013.
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Keywords: Intertextuality; Psalms; Sermon at the Temple; Sermon on the Mount; Temple Worship; Theology
ID = [2664]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,moses,welch  Size: 186163  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:36
Ricks, Stephen D., and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, eds. The Temple: Past, Present, and Future. Proceedings of the Fifth Interpreter Foundation Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference, 7 November 2020. Temple on Mount Zion 6. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021.
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The temple is central to Latter-day Saint worship. Through modern revelation Joseph Smith restored the ancient tradition of temples and the ordinances performed therein. Studies of ancient temples can shed much light on latter-day temples and temple worship. Several years ago Latter-day Saint scholar Matthew Brown planned a conference entitled The Temple on Mount Zion and began to invite the participants. Matthew Brown loved the temple and temple worship and studied and published on ancient and modern temples. His interests and knowledge were vast. When Matthew passed away very unexpectedly in 2011, his friends decided to organize a series of conferences in his memory. This volume, the sixth in the series, contains proceedings from the fifth conference held in his memory 7 November 2020 and reflects many of the topics that Matthew loved, centered on the theme of the temple: past, present, and future. Chapters relating to the ancient past of the Bible and the Book of Mormon provide new insights into temple themes in Ruth, sacred names of Moses and Jesus Christ, prayer with uplifted hands, temple iconography of cherubim and seraphim, ritual purity in 3 Nephi 19, the rites of the Raqchi Temple in Peru, and sacred space in the early Christian Church. Of great significance to the present era is a chapter on women and the priesthood in the contemporary Church. And looking toward the future is a chapter on the Millennial Temple in Jackson County, Missouri in the context of its historic past. The purpose of the book series is to increase understanding and appreciation of temple rituals and doctrines, and to encourage participation in the redeeming work of family history and temple worship.

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Articles

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., and Matthew L. Bowen. “‘Made Stronger Than Many Waters’: The Names of Moses as Keywords in the Heavenly Ascent of Moses.” In The Temple: Past, Present and Future. Proceedings of the Fifth Interpreter Foundation Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference, 7 November 2020, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. The Temple on Mount Zion Series. Vol. 6. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021.
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The idea of names as “keywords” has been associated with temples since very early times. In a temple context, the meaning of the term “keyword” can be taken quite literally: the use of the appropriate keyword or keywords by a qualified worshipper “unlocks” each one of a successive series of gates, thus providing access to specific, secured areas of the sacred space. In this presentation, we will explore how a series of names and titles purportedly given to Moses at various points in his life might relate to accounts of his ascents to heaven.

ID = [2573]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bradshaw,moses  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:35
Calabro, David M. “Early Christian Temples and Baptism for the Dead: Defining Sacred Space in the Late Antique Near East.” In The Temple: Past, Present and Future. Proceedings of the Fifth Interpreter Foundation Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference, 7 November 2020, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. The Temple on Mount Zion Series. Vol. 6. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021.
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Abstract: This paper addresses the early Christian transition from temple-based Judaism to the Constantinian basilica of the fourth century. David argues that some Christians of the second and early third centuries may have had places of worship that, while not monumental in scale, qualify typologically as temples and were understood as such. These sacred structures may have been used for the performance of baptisms for the dead, as suggested by Doctrine and Covenants 124. In support of this thesis, he takes as case studies the Christian places of worship at ancient Edessa and Dura Europos, based on a combination of textual sources and archaeological remains. David then briefly applies these findings to a question posed years ago in studies by Hugh Nibley and John Lundquist, “What Is a Temple?”
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the Latter-day Saint community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.
See David Calabro, “From temple to church: Defining sacred space in the Near East,” in The Temple: Past, Present, and Future. Proceedings of the Fifth Interpreter Foundation Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference, 7 November 2020, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2021), page numbers forthcoming. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/the-temple-past-present-and-future/.]Introduction.

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Pratt, Orson. “Temples in Ancient America—The God of Mankind An Impossible God—The Truth in Regard to Him—Man in His Image—Pre-Existence—Why Infants Die—the Redemption By Jesus—Plurality of Gods—The Word of the Lord is Truth.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 19. 1878, 311–321.
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Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Oct. 7, 1867. Reported By: David W. Evans.

ID = [29337]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1867-10-07  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc,pratt-orson  Size: 36807  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:40
Schenck, Joseph. Temples in the Sky (Archaeological Evidence Relative to the Book of Mormon). St. Louis, MO: Vanity, 1966.
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Includes numerous photographs and maps, demonstrating that the archaeological ruins of Latin America have an affinity with Egyptian culture, and correlate with the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78312]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1966-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Parry, Donald W. Temples of the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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Three essays by Hugh Nibley, plus papers presented at the 1993 FARMS symposium, other important papers on the temple, a keynote address by Elder Marion D. Hanks (former president of the Salt Lake Temple), striking illustrations by Michael Lyon (who illustrated Nibley’s Temple and Cosmos)—these features and more make Temples of the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism one of the most significant volumes ever published on the temple. Twenty-four essays in this 1994 publication focus on the temple in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East, the New Testament, Jewish writings, and the Book of Mormon and ancient America.

ID = [6983]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size: 1338020  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Richards, Franklin D. “Temples the Gates of Heaven—Feelings and Reflections—Around in the Temple—The Work Before the Saints—Sayings of the Savior As to Marriage in the Resurrection Explained—Glorious Hopes Inspired By the Gospel—Enoch and His City—The Three Nephites and John.” In Journal of Discourses, Volume 25. 1884, 230–237.
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Discourse by Apostle Franklin D. Richards, delivered in the Tabernacle, Logan, Cache County, Saturday Afternoon (Quarterly Conference), May 17, 1884. Reported By: John Irvine.

ID = [29601]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1884-05-17  Collections:  bom,jnl-disc  Size: 23952  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:42
Berkey, Kimberly M. “Temporality and Fulfillment in 3 Nephi 1.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015): 53-83.
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This paper puts 3 Nephi 1 in conversation with Helaman 14 in order to argue for a complex relationship between temporality and the fulfillment of prophecy. In addition to echoing Matthew 5:17–18 in order to place a structural emphasis on fulfillment, 3 Nephi 1 portrays a series of Nephite misunderstandings about the nature of time and fulfillment that are then counteracted by the cosmic signs of Samuel the Lamanite. What Samuel’s signs ultimately show is that fulfillment of prophecy is best understood as the beginning of a new era rather than as a conclusion, and that this temporal reorientation makes repentance possible. After discussing how Samuel’s signs implicitly correct Nephite temporality, the paper concludes with a brief reflection on the implications for the Book of Mormon as a whole, arguing that the Book of Mormon is intended to function as a sign that likewise orients readers to a new experience of time.

Keywords: Prophecy; Samuel the Lamanite; Temporality; Time
ID = [3321]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 75783  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Dibble, Charles E. “The Ten Commandments in Aztec.” Improvement Era 49, no. 7 (1946): 420.
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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-ninth part covers a translation of the Ten Commandments into Aztec characters.

Keywords: Decalogue, Language – Aztec, Ten Commandments, Translation
ID = [76992]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1946-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Seely, David Rolph. “The Ten Commandments in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. This paper was presented at the annual Sperry Symposium on October 21, 1991. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
ID = [8343]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,old-test  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Seely, David Rolph. “The Ten Commandments in the Book of Mormon.” In Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 20th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, pp. 166–81. Randall Book, 1992.
ID = [67035]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Jensen, Nephi. “Ten Outstanding Proofs of the Divinity of the Book of Mormon.” Liahona21 (8 April 1924): 399-400.
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Lists several proofs of the divinity of the Book of Mormon. For instance, the book contains historical information not known in 1830, it gives a substantial account of Jesus’ ministry among his “other sheep,” prophecies in the book have been fulfilled, and twelve witnesses saw the gold plates.

ID = [80230]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-04-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Hoekema, Anthony A. “Ten Questions to Ask the Mormons.” Christianity Today 12 (19 January 1968): 10-12, 14.
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An polemical piece wherein the author provides questions that may be asked of Mormons. The first question asks if “the Bible [is] the final source of authority for Mormonism” In answer the author refers to the Book of Mormon statement that many “plain and precious” things have been deleted from the Bible “since it was first written.”

ID = [80231]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-01-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Fullmer, David. “Ten Reasons I Love the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, August 2016.
ID = [61589]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2121  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:00
Welch, John W. “Ten Testimonies of Jesus Christ from the Book of Mormon.” In Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 1991 Symposium, edited by Brent L. Top and Bruce A. Van Orden. Randall Book, 1992.
ID = [82494]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:09
Welch, John W. “Ten Testimonies of Jesus Christ from the Book of Mormon.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators,, 316–42. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36171]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,welch  Size: 52030  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:39
Welch, John W. “Ten Testimonies of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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One of the most important functions of the Book of Mormon is to convey to the modem world powerful testimonies of the divine mission and essential attributes of Jesus Christ. Many Book of Mormon prophets knew Jesus personally; therefore, their teachings and testimonies about him are based on firsthand knowledge and acquaintance. John Welch discusses ten of the prophets who testified of Christ.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Christ
ID = [8623]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Heimerdinger, Chris. Tennis Shoes among the Nephites. Salt Lake City: Covenant, 1989.
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A fictional account of boys of the twentieth century finding themselves traveling back in time to Book of Mormon days and places.

ID = [78313]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
O’Neill, Michael. “Teo Tlogue Nahuague: ‘The Universal God of All Things’” California Intermountain News (21 October 1976): 2.
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Excerpts from the writings of Ixtlilxochitl are used to discuss humanity’s first parents.

ID = [80232]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1976-10-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Colom, P. Antonio J. “Teologia? Mormona (Exposicion y Refutacion).” Doctrina Politica Argentina (196?): 42-57.
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Polemical article about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon that questions its authenticity and claims that certain passages imitate parts of the Methodist Book of Discipline. Discusses Book of Mormon teaching of Adam’s sin.

ID = [80233]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Sorenson, John L. “Teotihuac‡n Sequence Revised, A Review.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter 14 (August 1953).
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A recap of recent elaboration of the ceramic sequences in central Mexico and highland Guatemala (including an indication of volcanism around the time of Christ). Implies that the highland areas were more advanced than the lowlands in Book of Mormon times, as the scripture suggests.

ID = [80234]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1953-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Smith, Lyle. “Teotihuac‡n: A City of Our God?” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 78 (Fall 1992): 10-14.
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Examines archaeological and religious history of the city of Teotihuac‡n between 100 b.c. and a.d. 400 to discover correlations with Book of Mormon cultural history.

ID = [80235]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1992-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Shute, R. Wayne, and Wallace B. Slade. Terra Nova. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1988.
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An ambitious epic poem on the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78314]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Hansen, Gerald, Jr. “The Terrifying 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., 163–176. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
ID = [36805]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 27448  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Johnson, Clark V. “A Test of Faith: The Book of Mormon in the Missouri Conflict.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 2 (2003): 84-87, 118.
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While imprisoned in Liberty Jail in Missouri in 1839, the Prophet Joseph Smith directed the church members to gather statements and affidavits about the sufferings and abuses put on them by the people of Missouri. Of the surviving affidavits, five speak directly about the Book of Mormon as a test of faith. Several were offered their lives, property, and safety if they would deny the Book of Mormon and denounce the divine calling of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Those who refused to recant were robbed of their property, whipped, beaten, slandered, and jailed.

Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Mormon-Missouri War of 1838; Smith; Testimony
ID = [3128]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 23778  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Widtsoe, Osborne. “The Test of Section Sixty-seven.” Improvement Era 10, no. 3 (1907): 161-165.
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This article examines the idea that Joseph Smith could not have been an impostor who wrote the Book of Mormon. His limited education and young age at the time make the idea absurd, as does the fact that the educated William E. M’Lellin tried unsuccessfully to create a revelation from the Lord (D&C 67) similar to the many revelations received by Joseph Smith.

Keywords: Apologetics, Book of Mormon Authorship, Evidences, McLellin, William E., Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [76941]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1907-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Dunford, C. Kent. A Testament for Our Times. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1993.
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The Book of Mormon was written for our day. The doctrines in the Book of Mormon are relevant to the twentieth century. It corrects a world in religious decline, gives counsel on war and politics, and guides against demonic influences, teaches of God and his dealings with the nations, clarifies the Atonement, true conversion, the Christian way of life, the resurrection, judgment, and the afterlife.

ID = [77467]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Testament of Lehi: Part 1.” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 7 (July 1965): 616–17, 645–48.
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“Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust” looks at the changing attitudes of biblical scholars toward basic questions about scripture allow room for claims made by the Book of Mormon. Discusses external evidences, the primitive church, Lehi, Zenos, the olive tree, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
A comparison of the imagery of the “Plan“ of Salvation as found in the Book of Mormon and the Bible.

ID = [950]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 25922  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Testament of Lehi: Part 1 (continued).” In Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust series, Improvement Era 68, no. 8 (August 1965): 696–99, 702, 704.
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“Since Cumorah: New Voices from the Dust” looks at the changing attitudes of biblical scholars toward basic questions about scripture allow room for claims made by the Book of Mormon. Discusses external evidences, the primitive church, Lehi, Zenos, the olive tree, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
A comparison of the imagery of the “Plan“ of Salvation as found in the Book of Mormon and the Bible.

ID = [951]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1964-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 19729  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Bokovoy, David E., and John A. Tvedtnes. Testaments: Links between the Book of Mormon and the Hebrew Bible. Tooele, Utah: Heritage, 2003.
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**Only a selection of these chapters are available for online reading. An introduction to several key literary, cultural, linguistic, and religious connections between the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament. Since 1830, millions of people have read the Book of Mormon and studied its claims for ties with the ancient world. The Book of Mormon begins with references to Jerusalem and the Hebrew Bible. Readers often wonder to what extent the Book of Mormon reflects the literary, cultural, and religious world of ancient Israel. In the book Testaments, these and other issues are carefully addressed in a reader-friendly style. The authors, David E. Bokovoy and John A. Tvedtnes illustrate that the Book of Mormon shares much in common with the Old Testament. These exciting links provide clear evidence that the Book of Mormon and the Hebrew Bible serve as related testaments of the Savior Jesus Christ and his restored gospel.

Keywords: Altar; Bible; Clothing; Colophon; Covenant; Death; Dream; Enallage; Hell; Isaiah; Jesus Christ; Joseph (of Egypt); King Benjamin; Language; Language - Hebrew; Prayer; Prophet; Repentance; Savior; Superscript; Symbolism; Vision; Wilderness; Wisdom
ID = [29930]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:43
Ricks, Stephen D. “Testaments: The Literary Riches of the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): 55-57.
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Review of David E. Bokovoy and John A. Tvedtnes. Testaments: Links between the Book of Mormon and the Hebrew Bible.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Apologetics; Linguistics; Literature
ID = [479]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 6361  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Affleck, Gordon Burt. “Testimonial Trustworthiness (Witnesses to the Book of Mormon).” Instructor 101 (December 1966): 490-92.
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In a credibility test for witnesses, the following standards must be met: honesty, ability, number and consistency, conformity of testimony with experience, and coincidence of their testimony with collateral circumstances. The Three and Eight Witnesses fulfill all of these requirements.

ID = [80236]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Testimonies of Four Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 71, no. 9 (1968): 14.
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This article shares the transcriptions of the testimonies of Emma Smith, Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery, and David Whitmer testifying of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Harris, Martin, Other Witnesses, Smith, Emma Hale, Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David, Witnesses of the Restoration
ID = [76746]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Dille, D. B., and Oliver Cowdery. “Testimonies of Oliver Cowdery and Martin Harris.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 21, no. 34 (20 August 1859): 544-46.
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A reprint from the Deseret News, this article contains a report of a special conference held at Council Bluffs concerning Oliver Cowdery’s return to the Church. Quotes Cowdery’s testimony of the Book of Mormon from that conference. Includes a report by D. B. Dille who visited Martin Harris and tells of that visit.

ID = [80937]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1859-08-20  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Ensign. “Testimonies of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign December 1983.
ID = [46474]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12294  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:45
Ensign. “Testimonies of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign January 2004.
ID = [55906]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6234  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:05
Baugh, Alexander L. “The Testimonies of the Book of Mormon Witnesses.” In A Reason for Faith, ed. Laura H. Hales. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
ID = [34623]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:46
Cardon, Joseph E., and Samuel O. Bennion, eds. Testimonies of the Divinity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Its Leaders. Independence, MO: Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1930.
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Contains testimonies of leaders of the LDS church concerning the Book of Mormon as well as other topics. Included are Joseph Smith and his family members and close associates, the witnesses to the Book of Mormon, and those involved in the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78315]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1930-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. Testimonies of the Three Witnesses. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon, witnesses
ID = [81462]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Testimonies of the Witnesses to the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 30, no. 11 (1927): 948-954.
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This article sets forth the Lord’s law of witnesses as recorded in the scriptures. The provision for witnesses to testify regarding the reality of the gold plates perfectly fits the scriptural pattern and the Book of Mormon itself predicted that there would be such witnesses. The Book of Mormon witnesses remained true to their testimonies all of their lives.

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Gold Plates, Harris, Martin, Law of Witnesses, Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David
ID = [77150]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-fielding  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
“Testimonies Shared Before Couple Arrives.” Church News 59 (4 November 1989): 4.
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A couple who had been sending copies of the Book of Mormon to Suaziland were called there to serve a mission. Half of the members had received copies from them.

ID = [80237]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1989-11-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Clemmer, Janice White. “A Testimony.” In The Ninth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Book of Mormon, edited by A. Gary Anderson, 11-17. Provo, UT: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1982.
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A testimonial wherein the author states that knowledge of the Old and New Testaments prepared her for the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon explained her American Indian heritage and gave her dignity.

ID = [81063]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Callis, Charles A. “Testimony from the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1946.
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In this article, the author presents his testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Another Testament of Jesus Christ; Book of Mormon; Testimony
ID = [26545]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1946-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 8854  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:22
McKay, Robert A. “Testimony From the Book of Mormon.” The Evangel 39 (January-February 1992): 7.
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Warns that accepting Mormonism due to the Book of Mormon’s influence is dangerous because it contradicts the essentials of Mormonism and is out of harmony with historical and archaeological facts.

ID = [80238]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Talmage, James E. “A Testimony from the Dust.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 87, no. 6 (5 February 1925): 92-93.
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The coming forth of the Book of Mormon fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah that a testimony or speech would come forth “out of the dust” (Isaiah 29:4).

ID = [81386]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-02-05  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Welch, John W. “The Testimony of Alma: ‘Give Ear to My Words’” Religious Educator Vol. 11 no. 2 (2010).
ID = [38257]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2010-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ,welch  Size: 46484  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:54
Whiting, Gary R. “The Testimony of Amaleki.” In The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.,, 295–306. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.
ID = [36858]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 22235  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “The Testimony of Christ Through the Ages.” In The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.,, 157–73. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.
ID = [36852]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 36429  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Times and Seasons. “The Testimony of Eight Witnesses.” Times and Seasons Vol. 2, no. 10: March 15, 1841.
ID = [76435]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1841-03-15  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
Gates, Jacob F. “Testimony of Jacob Gates.” Improvement Era 15, no. 5 (1912): 418-419.
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Jacob F. Gates relates the interview which his father, Jacob Gates, had with Oliver Cowdery in 1849. In response to Gates’ questions, Oliver Cowdery testified that the Book of Mormon “was translated by the gift and power of God” and that he had received the priesthood by an angel whose hand “I felt…as plainly as I could feel yours.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation, Cowdery, Oliver, John the Baptist, Priesthood Restoration
ID = [77051]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1912-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Rigdon, John W. “Testimony of John W. Rigdon (With Correction).” Improvement Era 8, no. 6 (1905): 465-467.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon, Early Church History, Missionary Work, Rigdon, Sidney, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Testimony, Translation
ID = [76889]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Harris, Martin. “The Testimony of Martin Harris.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 39, no. 1 (1 January 1877): 4-5.
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Two letters of Martin Harris written to a Mr. Emerson, with an editorial introduction. Harris testifies that an angel showed him the plates containing the Book of Mormon and that the translation copied from them was approved by Professor Anthon. Harris states that Joseph Smith could not have translated the plates by himself. He denies that he preached against the Book of Mormon in England.

ID = [80964]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1877-01-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Schaefer, Mitchell K. “‘The Testimony of Men’: William E. McLellin and the Book of Mormon Witnesses.” BYU Studies 50, no. 1 (2011): 99.
ID = [11088]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 14849  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:19
“Testimony of Savior Runs Through Book ‘Like Golden Thread’” Deseret News Church Section (29 June 1986): 7.
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Boyd K. Packer said that the message of the Book of Mormon is to testify of Jesus Christ and this “message reappears throughout the pages of the book like a golden thread” Reading and studying the Isaiah chapters will lend insight into the Bible as never before.

ID = [80239]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-06-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Clark, Curtis W. “A Testimony of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 15 (December 1945): 14-15.
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Describes a dream concerning the author’s work with the Book of Mormon and its external evidences, and the eventual fulillment of a dream described in the article “The Mound Builders and the Indians”

ID = [78937]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1945-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Davies, Charles A. “A Testimony of the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 110 (1 March 1963): 152-54.
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A presentation of Davies’s testimony of the divinity and truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78938]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1963-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Ettinger, Cecil. “A Testimony of the Book of Mormon.” Restoration Witness 8 (April 1970): 6-7.
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Bears a testimony that is not based on archaeological evidences connected to the Book of Mormon, but on the contents of the book.

ID = [78936]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1970-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Nelson, Russell M. “A Testimony 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, October 1999.
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When you read the Book of Mormon, concentrate on the principal figure in the book—from its first chapter to the last—the Lord Jesus Christ.

ID = [18737]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1999-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 10721  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:18
Nelson, Russell M. “A Testimony of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, November 1999.
ID = [54125]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1999-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 15445  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:22
Bales, James D. “The Testimony of the Holy Ghost to the Book of Mormon.” N.p., n.d.
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A pamphlet that holds that the claim of Moroni 10:4-5 regarding how to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon is a denominationalistic approach and is not a conclusive method.

ID = [78671]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Leigh, Samuel F. Testimony of the Three Witnesses. Samuel F. Leigh, 191?.
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A brief tract recounting the testimony of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon and the their subsequent adherence to that testimony until the time of their deaths.

ID = [78316]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1910-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Iverson, Heber C. “Testimony of the Three Witnesses.” Deseret News (25 May 1935): 4, 7, 8.
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The Aaronic Priesthood was restored May 15, 1829, as a result of the translation of the book of Mormon. Includes testimonies of Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris.

ID = [80240]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1935-05-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
“The Testimony of the Truth.” The Young Woman’s Journal 4, no. 3 (1892): 125-127.
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Keywords: Moroni',s Promise, Prayer, Testimony
ID = [76040]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1892-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
“The Testimony of the Truth.” The Young Woman’s Journal 4, no. 3 (1892): 125-127.
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Keywords: Moroni',s Promise, Prayer, Testimony
ID = [76584]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1892-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
BYU Religious Education. “Testimony of the Witnesses and General Church History.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Andrew Hedges, Kent Jackson, Keith Wilson, Steven Harper, 2008.
ID = [39545]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2008-06-25  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2008,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:02
Evening and Morning Star. “The Testimony of Three Witnesses.” Evening and Morning Star Vol. 1, no. 8: January 1833.
ID = [76390]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1833-01-01  Collections:  bom,em-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:26
Times and Seasons. “The Testimony of Three Witnesses.” Times and Seasons Vol. 2, no. 10: March 15, 1841.
ID = [76434]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1841-03-15  Collections:  bom,times-seasons  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
The Testimony of Three Witnesses. Issaquah, WA: Saints Alive in Jesus, 1982?.
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A polemical tract attempting to discredit the testimony of Joseph Smith and each of the Three Witnesses.

ID = [78672]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Cowley, Matthew. “Testimony through Reading the Book of Mormon.” Relief Society Magazine 40 (January 1953): 6-12.
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A testimony of the Book of Mormon can be gained while reading the book. By reading the standard works, individuals can come to know God.

ID = [80242]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1953-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Cowley, Matthew. “Testimony through Reading the Book of Mormon.” In Matthew Cowley Speaks, compiled and edited by Marba C. Josephson, 107-17. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954.
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A testimony of the Book of Mormon can be gained while reading the book. By reading the standard works, individuals can come to know God.

ID = [80241]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1954-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:53
Reynolds, George. “Testimony to the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 49, no. 7 (14 February 1887): 104-7.
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Reynolds writes of David Whitmer’s continued testimony of the Book of Mormon. The Spaulding theory is definitely false and the Book of Mormon is from God. The only witnesses to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon are the Three Witnesses and the Eight Witnesses.

ID = [80991]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1887-02-14  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Robbins, James H. “A Testimony: Scriptures of the Future.” Zarahemla Record 8 (Spring 1980): 7-8.
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Lists Book of Mormon passages that tell of scriptural writings that would come forth in a future day. Also includes a Three Nephite story.

ID = [78939]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Gardner, Brant A. “Testing a Methodology: A Malaysian Setting for the Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 29, 2013.
ID = [4821]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-12-29  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 34483  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:00
Nibley, Hugh W. “Testing the Book of Mormon.” Talk given at a Portland Institute Symposium held in Portland, Oregon, in 1979.
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Portions of this essay are reprinted as a supplement to the essay entitled “The Book of Mormon: True or False?” in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 8, no. 29. 232–42.

ID = [1200]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:25
Moore, June A. “Tests of the Truth of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 91, no. 32 (8 August 1929): 507-9.
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The four fundamental tests that may be used to determine the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon are science, history, doctrine, and prophecy. Moore gives an example of each of these four tests.

ID = [81416]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-08-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Peterson, Daniel C. “Text and Context.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 524-562.
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Brent Lee Metcalfe's New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology was well received by those not favorable to the traditional truth claims of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. No articles indicating an ancient origin for the Book of Mormon were included. The book basically supports the assumption that the Book of Mormon isn't historical. Historians always bring their own perspective (including biases and agendas) into their histories.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Criticism; Historicity
ID = [177]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 97987  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Boyce, Duane. “Text as Afterthought: Jana Riess’s Treatment of the Jacob-Sherem Episode.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 123-140.
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Review of Jana Riess, “‘There Came a Man’: Sherem, Scapegoating, and the Inversion of Prophetic Tradition,” in Christ and Antichrist: Reading Jacob 7, eds. Adam S. Miller and Joseph M. Spencer (Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2017), 17 pages (chapter), 174 pages (book).
Abstract: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute recently published a book on the encounter between Jacob and Sherem in Jacob 7. Jana Riess’s contribution to this volume demonstrates the kind of question