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Pledger, Arthur G. “The W and I.” Ensign, September 1976.
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Parry, Donald W. “Wade Brown, The God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 4.
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Review of The God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary (1988), by Wade Brown.

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Wright, David P. “Wade Brown, The God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 5.
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Review of the God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary (1988), by Wade Brown.

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Callister, Jerry E. “The Wagon Pulled Us Together.” Ensign, December 1994.
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Gaunt, LaRene Porter. “Walking the Trail of Hope—Together.” Ensign, July 2013.
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Wallace, Henry A. “Wallace Extols Power of Great Books As National Fair Is Opened by Publishers.” New York Times (5 November 1937): 3.
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Many books, including the Bible, are cited for their powerful influence, and the Book of Mormon is extolled as “the most powerful” American religious book to come forth in the nineteenth century. Though it has affected only one percent of the people, that percentage was affected in such a profound way as to affect the whole of the United States.

ID = [80781]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1937-11-05  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Boehm, Bruce J. “Wanderers in the Promised Land: A Study of the Exodus Motif in the Book of Mormon and Holy Bible.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 187–203.
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Boehm, Bruce J. “Wanderers in the Promised Land: A Study of the Exodus Motif in the Book of Mormon and Holy Bible.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3 no. 1 (1994).
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Lehi’s exodus to the promised land is only the first of a series of exoduses occurring throughout the Book of Mormon. Indeed, Lehi’s exodus becomes mere precedent for later flights into the wilderness by Nephi, Mosiah, Alma1, Limhi, and the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. For the Nephites, continuing exodus is not merely historical fact. Understanding the biblical exodus as a type and shadow, the Nephites come to see their wandering as a metaphor of their spiritual condition. Thus, even centuries after Lehi’s arrival in the promised land, Nephite prophets recognize their status as “wanderers in a strange land” (Alma 13:23). As did Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Nephites also looked beyond their temporal land of promise “for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (Hebrews 11:10).

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Wanted! One Hundred Thousand Men and Women to Read the American Volume of Scripture. Chicago, IL: The Northern States Mission,n.d.
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This pamphlet makes a plea to read the Book of Mormon, with a brief overview of the book and the testimonies of the witnesses.

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Smith, Troy J. The War Against Christianity: History and Geography of Ancient America in the Book of Mormon. Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2015.
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In ancient America, one small band of Christians spent centuries on the brink of annihilation. This fascinating look at the geographical, political, and religious subcultures of the Book of Mormon shows how Nephite Christianity fared against the barbaric paganism that dominated that part of the world. Backed by scriptural evidence, this book will profoundly change the way you read the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon, literary context; Book of Mormon
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“War and the Art of War among Book of Mormon Peoples.” Relief Society Magazine 5 (October 1918): 592-96.
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Methods of warfare in the Book of Mormon were elementary in the beginning but became more sophisticated with time and under Moroni grew to an art. Still the weapons were crude and the armaments were fairly ineffective and many people were killed, ravaged, and raped.

ID = [80782]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1918-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Hull, Kerry. “War Banners: A Mesoamerican Context for the Title of Liberty.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015): 84-118.
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The title of liberty fashioned by Moroni represented a rallying point for those who would defend the most cherished aspects of Nephite culture: families, religion, peace, and freedom. A key facet of the title of liberty incident is its deep-rooted martial setting, suggesting that the title of liberty functioned as a war banner. Numerous aspects of the title of liberty episode related to warfare and battle standards fit comfortably in an ancient Mesoamerican context. Additionally, various linguistic and poetic features in the details surrounding the title of liberty in Alma 46 closely correlate to Mesoamerican traditions, indicative of a common cultural origin.

Keywords: Culture; Mesoamerica; Title of Liberty; War Banners; Warfare
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Rappleye, Neal. “‘War of Words and Tumult of Opinions’: The Battle for Joseph Smith’s Words in Book of Mormon Geography.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 11 (2014): 37-95.
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Review of John L. Lund. Joseph Smith and the Geography of the Book of Mormon. The Communications Company, 2012. 209 pp. + xviii, including index.In the midst of this war of words and tumult of opinions, I often said to myself: What is to be done? Who of all these parties are right; or, are they all wrong together? If any one of them be right, which is it, and how shall I know it?
–Joseph Smith Jr.
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Thomasson, Gordon C., ed. War, Conscription, Conscience, and Mormonism. Santa Barbara: Mormon Heritage, 1971.
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A collection of essays by recognized authorities and scholars of the Church that reflect individual opinions on the subjects of war, conscription, conscience, and Mormonism. Cites relevant Book of Mormon precedents, such as Anti-Nephi-Lehies.

ID = [78758]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Peterson, Kathleen Lubeck. “The Ward Family: Pulling Together.” Ensign, July 1995.
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“Ward Heeds Council to Read Book of Mormon.” Church News 60 (20 October 1990): 13.
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The Applewood Ward completed a program to read the Book of Mormon in ninety days, helping those who were reading it for the first time.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Warfare and the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 127—45. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1990.
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Originally presented at the FARMS Symposium on Warfare, 24 March 1989.
Compares the descriptions of warfare in the Book of Mormon with the writings and axioms of Karl von Clausewitz’s military treatise, Vom Kriege, that served the military as a bible for 150 years and was published in 1833. Descriptions of Book of Mormon warfare match von Clausewitz’s principles very well. Again the internal evidence of the Book of Mormon establishes its accuracy in describing technical subjects unknown to Joseph Smith.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “Warfare and the Book of Mormon.” In Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 13. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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Descriptions of Book of Mormon warfare match von Clausewitz’s principles very well. Again the internal evidence of the Book of Mormon establishes its accuracy in describing technical subjects unknown to Joseph Smith.
Compares the descriptions of warfare in the Book of Mormon with the writings and axioms of Karl von Clausewitz’s military treatise, Vom Kriege, that served the military as a bible for 150 years and was published in 1833.

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Palmer, David A. “Warfare and the Development of Nephite Culture in America.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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David Palmer discusses the persistent military conflict during Nephite times, exploring the economic, political, and religious causes of ancient warfare. He also examines the role of the war captain, battle tactics, and how archaeological remains in Mesoamerica support the existence of a military class and fortifications. Details from the Book of Mormon accounts appear to weave in very well with information archaeologists have found on the role of warfare in Mesoamerican society.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Warfare
ID = [8549]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Ricks, Stephen D., and William J. Hamblin, eds. Warfare in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book Company, 1990.
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“People may well ask: Why study warfare in the Book of Mormon? There are so many answers, among which are these: to understand better the events in the Book of Mormon, to develop a perspective against which to understand its teachings and messages, to enjoy the interesting lives of a remarkable people, and to aid in assaying the historicity of the book, ” writes John W. Welch at the beginning of Warfare in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Scholarship; Warfare
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Articles

Welch, John W. “Why Study Warfare in the Book of Mormon?” In Warfare In the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 3-24. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
ID = [81060]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Phillips, R. Douglas. “Why Is So Much of the Book of Mormon Given Over to Military Accounts?” In Warfare In the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 25-28. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Book of Mormon wars fulfill Lehi’s prophecies about the terms and conditions for people to remain in the promised land.

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Rust, Richard Dilworth. “Purpose of the War Chapters in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 29-32. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This chapter considers the inconsistent amount of detail given to wars in the Book of Mormon, with some important conflicts receiving a mere sentence while several pages are dedicated to less important battles. The author concludes that the wars in the Book of Mormon are intended to prepare us for the spiritual conflict we face in our day.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon; Mormon (Book of Mormon figure)
ID = [82130]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Szink, Terry L. “An Oath of Allegiance in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 35-45. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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“An important element in any military endeavor is the loyalty of the soldiers. Obviously, even the most brilliant military tactics will fail if the troops are unfaithful in fulfilling their duty. Often, to instill this loyalty, an oath of allegiance is administered to recruits. The well-known title-of-liberty episode in Alma 46 of the Book of Mormon includes an interesting example of just such an oath. This paper will examine that oath, drawing upon parallels from the ancient Near East for comparison.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, parallels with ancient Near East; Book of Mormon; Moroni (Book of Mormon figure)
ID = [82131]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Welch, John W. “Law and War in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 46-102. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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“The present study explores internally and comparatively several points of interaction between law and war in the Book of Mormon. Within the Book of Mormon, one can observe the effects of war on the normal affairs of Nephite government, the nature of their laws and norms pertaining to the conduct of war itself, and the use of armed forces in maintaining domestic order. One may also compare and contrast the Nephite experience with that of their Israelite relatives.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, parallels with ancient Near East; Law and order; Book of Mormon
ID = [82132]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Ricks, Stephen D. “‘Holy War’: The Sacral Ideology of War in the Book of Mormon and in the Ancient Near East.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 103-117. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ammonihah (Polity); Ancient Near East; Law of Moses; Warfare
ID = [82133]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Sons of Mosiah: Emissaries of Peace.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 118-123. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This chapter examines missionary work in the Book of Mormon as a means to stop warfare with unbelieving groups. The author cites examples from the missions of the sons of Mosiah, as well as the mission to the Zoramites and the preaching of Nephi and Lehi. In each case, war ceased and prosperity was regained after the gospel was preached to the instigators of war.

Keywords: Missiology; Doctrinal history, peace; Book of Mormon
ID = [82134]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Peterson, Daniel C. “The Gadianton Robbers as Guerrilla Warriors.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 146-173. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This chapter compares the war tactics of the Gadianton robbers in the Book of Mormon to Guerrilla warfare utilized by various groups throughout military history.

Keywords: Doctrinal history, Gadianton robbers; Book of Mormon; Politics, Book of Mormon
ID = [82135]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Peterson, Daniel C. “Notes on ‘Gadianton Masonry’” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 174-224. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This chapter examines the claims of authors such as Fawn Brodie and David Persuitte that Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon as a piece of anti-Masonry literature. It concludes that, while there are similarities between the Gadianton robbers and Freemasons, it cannot be determined that the similarities were intentional. Additionally, the early Saints did not take an anti-Masonry stance or use the Book of Mormon to promote anti-Masonry sentiment.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, anti-Masonry; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon; Freemasonry
ID = [82136]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Warren, Bruce W. “Secret Combinations, Warfare, and Captive Sacrifice in Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 225-236. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This chapter examines similarities between the warfare and war-related rituals of ancient Mesoamericans and of the Jaredites in the Book of Mormon. It draws comparisons between secret combinations and treatment of captive kings in both societies.

Keywords: Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon; Cultural anthropology
ID = [82137]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hilton, Matthew M. F., and Neil J. Flinders. “The Impact of Shifting Cultural Assumptions on the Military Policies Directing Armed Conflict Reported in the Book of Alma.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 237-265. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Lamanite Culture; Nephite Government; Politics; Warfare
ID = [82138]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Merrill, Brent. “Nephite Captains and Armies.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 266-295. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Captain Moroni; Chief Captain; Warfare
ID = [82139]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Tvedtnes, John A. “Book of Mormon Tribal Affiliation and Military Castes.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 296-326. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica; King-Men; Lamanite; Lamanite Culture; Mulekite; Nephite; Nephite Culture; Order of Nehor; People of Ammon; Warfare
ID = [82140]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hamblin, William J., and Brent Merrill. “Swords in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 329-351. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Metallurgy; Warfare; Weaponry; Weaponry – Sword
ID = [82141]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Scimitars, Cimeters! We Have Scimitars! Do We Need Another Cimeter?” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 352-359. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Metallurgy; Warfare; Weaponry - Cimeter; Weaponry - Scimitar
ID = [82142]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hamblin, William J., and Brent Merrill. “Notes on the Cimeter (Scimitar) in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 360-364. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Metallurgy; Warfare; Weaponry - Cimeter; Weaponry - Scimitar
ID = [82143]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hamblin, William J. “The Bow and Arrow in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 365-399. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Warfare; Weaponry - Arrow; Weaponry - Bow
ID = [82144]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hamblin, William J. “Armor in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 400-424. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Warfare; armor
ID = [82145]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Sorenson, John L. “Fortifications in the Book of Mormon Account Compared with Mesoamerican Fortifications.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 425-444. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Fortifications; Warfare
ID = [82146]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Sorenson, John L. “Seasonality of Warfare in the Book of Mormon and Mesoamerica.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 445-477. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Warfare; Weather
ID = [82147]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hamblin, William J. “The Importance of Warfare in Book of Mormon Studies.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 481-499. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Ancient Near East; Economics; Warfare
ID = [82148]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Hamblin, William J. “Warfare in the Book of Mormon.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne, 241-248. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The wars and battles described in the Book of Mormon include some of the most detailed narratives of the book. Those accounts provide us with an excellent chance to examine how consistent and complex the text is. Joseph Smith lived in an age of warfare with guns, yet the Book of Mormon displays patterns of warfare that made sense only before gunpowder was used. This can be seen in both the general patterns and in the tiny details of the text. Descriptions of weapons and tactics in the Book of Mormon are definitely ancient. Furthermore, the warfare in the Book of Mormon differs from what we read about in the Bible. It differs in the same way that war in ancient Mesoamerica differed from biblical warfare.

Keywords: Ancient America; Mesoamerica; Strategy; Warfare
ID = [75638]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 15173  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
“‘Warm Heart’ Is Answer to Child’s Prayer about Book.” Church News 58 (31 December 1988): 8-9.
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A child’s testimony of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78839]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Robinson, Stephen E. “Warring against the Saints of God.” Ensign, January 1988.
ID = [48402]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 26465  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:04
Kelson, John H. “Wars of the Nephites and Lamanites.” Deseret Weekly 43 (17, 24, 31 October 1891; 14November 1891): 521-22, 561-62, 593-94, 657-58.
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Gives ethnic descriptions of Book of Mormon peoples and discusses them as inventors, explorers, and warriors. Cites archaeological findings that relate to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80784]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1891-10-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Lindsay, Jeff. “Was a Rare Book on the Hindu Religion a Source for the Book of Ether?” The Interpreter Foundation website. December 9, 2020.
ID = [4950]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-12-09  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 47108  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:01
Roper, Matthew P. “Was Aminadab a Zoramite?” Insights 24, no. 1 (2004).
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In one of the more moving narratives found in the Book of Mormon, a group of Lamanites are miraculously prevented from killing the prophets Nephi and Lehi in a prison. The Lamanites and Nephite dissenters are then redeemed from their own spiritual bondage when they are converted to Christ.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Lehi; Nephite; language
ID = [66735]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Book of Mormon Central. “Was Chiasmus Known to Ancient American Writers?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #346. July 31, 2017.
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Keywords: Chiasmus; Poetry; Mesoamerica; Maya; Evidence
ID = [7990]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-07-31  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 19604  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Welch, John W. “Was Helaman 7-8 an Allegorical Funeral Sermon?” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Allegory; Death; Nephi (Son of Helaman)
ID = [66512]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Widtsoe, John A. “Was Iron Known in Ancient America?” Improvement Era 53, no. 3 (1950): 175, 231.
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The view of scholars in the field of American archaeology holds that the pre-Columbian inhabitants of America did not know of or use iron. However, this article, citing the Science Newsletter of November 12, 1949, recommends that this view may have to be reevaluated on the basis of new findings of iron in Ancient America.

Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica, Archaeology, External Evidence, Iron, Metal, Metallurgy
ID = [77083]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1950-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Sharp, Ryan H. “‘Was It Not So?’ Remembering the Contributions of Samuel the Lamanite.” In Samuel the Lamanite, ed. Charles Swift. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33907]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:41
Tvedtnes, John A. “Was Joseph Smith Guilty of Plagiarism?” FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 261-275.
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Joseph Smith has been charged with plagiarism in the Book of Mormon and his own revelations, largely because of lengthy biblical quotations (which, in each instance, have been credited to the Old Testament prophet whose words are being cited). Numerous examples in the Old Testament show that prophets freely borrowed verbiage from another. In the nineteenth century, newspapers reprinted material, often without attribution.

Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Old Testament; Plagiarism; Quotation; Revelation; Smith; Translation
ID = [653]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 33722  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Pratt, Orson. “Was Joseph Smith Sent of God?” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 10, no. 16-19 (15 August; 1, 15 September; 1 October 1848): 247- 51, 257-60, 273-78, 289-93.
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Pratt states that the Book of Mormon was revealed through Joseph Smith, that it contains the everlasting gospel and the writings of the tribe of Joseph. Explains Ezekiel 37:18-21 and Isaiah 29. Book of Mormon explains that America is the land of promise of Joseph. Thousands and tens of thousands of witnesses have accepted the Book of Mormon and witness concerning its truthfulness.

ID = [80920]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1848-08-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:58
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Was Joseph Smith Smarter Than the Average Fourth Year Hebrew Student? Finding a Restoration-Significant Hebraism in Book of Mormon Isaiah.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 17 (2016): 151-158.
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Abstract: The brass plates version of Isaiah 2:2, as contained in 2 Nephi 12:2, contains a small difference, not attested in any other pre-1830 Isaiah witness, that not only helps clarify the meaning but also ties the verse to events of the Restoration. The change does so by introducing a Hebraism that would have been impossible for Joseph Smith, the Prophet, to have produced on his own.

ID = [4215]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 18837  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:55
Book of Mormon Central. “Was Joseph Smith the ‘Author’ of the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #507. March 22, 2019.
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Keywords: Joseph Smith; Church History; Book of Mormon Translation; Book of Mormon Authorship
ID = [7829]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-03-22  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 17753  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “Was Korihor Really an Atheist?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #532. September 19, 2019.
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Keywords: Korihor; Alma; Amulek; Atheism; Anti-Christ
ID = [7804]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-09-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 14995  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “Was Lehi Familiar with Zenos’s Allegory of the Olive Tree?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #466. September 11, 2018.
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Keywords: Zenos; Lehi; Tree of Life; Allegory of the Olive Tree; House of Israel; Evidence
ID = [7870]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-09-11  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8173  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Tvedtnes, John A. “Was Mormon a Member of a Military Class?” Society for Early Historic Archaeology Newsletter 163 (April 1988): 3-5.
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Suggests that Mormon became a military leader because he belonged to a military caste whose responsibility it was to lead the Nephite armies.

ID = [80785]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1988-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Aston, Warren P. “Was Nephi’s Bountiful Populated? Does It Matter?” Meridian Magazine, April 24, 2014.
ID = [66539]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-04-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Book of Mormon Central. “Was Nephi’s Slaying of Laban Legal?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #256. January 2, 2017.
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Keywords: Legal; Law; Ancient Law; Law of Moses; Nephi; Laban; Lehi; Jerusalem; Murder; Death; Drunkeness; Ancient Near East; Bible; Old Testament; Numbers; Judges; Ancient Israel
ID = [8080]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-01-02  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10237  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Widtsoe, John A. “Was Steel Known When Lehi Left Jerusalem?” Improvement Era 50, no. 5 (1947): 304.
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This article argues that steel existed around the time Lehi left Jerusalem, about 600 B.C.

Keywords: Ancient Near East, Metal, Metallurgy, Steel, Sword of Laban
ID = [77096]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1947-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Voros, J. Frederic, Jr. “Was the Book of Mormon Buried with King Follett?” Sunstone 11, no. 2 (Spring, 1987): 15-18.
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This article discusses the evolution of Joseph Smith’s teachings on God and salvation. The author argues the Book of Mormon influenced Smith’s early views, which matured into the King Follett discourse.

Keywords: Doctrinal history, God and the Godhead; Smith, Joseph, Jr., teachings; Doctrinal history, salvation; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Doctrinal history, King Follett discourse
ID = [81965]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1987-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Book of Mormon Central. “Was the Book of Mormon Used as the First Church Administrative Handbook?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #72. April 6, 2016.
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Keywords: Early Church History; Church Organization; Joseph Smith; Restoration; Apostle
ID = [8264]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-04-06  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8744  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Taylor, Joseph E. “Was the Declaration of Independence a Heavenly Inspiration?” Improvement Era 7, no. 9 (1904): 641-646.
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Keywords: Brother of Jared, Columbus, Christopher, Declaration of Independence, Inspiration, Jaredites, Promised Land, Prophecy, Smith, Joseph, Jr., United States History
ID = [77028]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1904-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Reynolds, Noel B., and Royal Skousen. “Was the Path Nephi Saw ‘Strait and Narrow’ or ‘Straight and Narrow’?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 30-33, 70.
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The two spellings strait and straight are often considered synonymous; however, they come from different Middle English words and have different meanings. Strait means “narrow” or “tight,” whereas straight means “not crooked.” The difference in these meanings affects the interpretation of the scriptural phrase “strait/straight and narrow path” and others like it. Reynolds and Skousen explore possible meanings that the original Book of Mormon authors may have intended in their use of the two words.

Keywords: Middle English; Nephi; Straight; Strait
ID = [3070]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 17888  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Book of Mormon Central. “Was the Requirement of a ‘Broken Heart" Known Before the Time of Christ?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #27. February 5, 2016.
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Keywords: Broken Heart; Contrite Spirit; Sacrifice; Law of Moses; Psalms; Lehi; Bible; Nephi; Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Religion; Ancient Judaism; Jesus Christ
ID = [8309]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-05  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 6423  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Welch, John W. “Was There a Library in Harmony, Pennsylvania?” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 283-284. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Early Church History; Translation
ID = [75704]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Sorenson, John L. “Was There Hebrew Language in Ancient America? An Interview with Brian Stubbs.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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In an interview with John L. Sorenson, linguist Brian Stubbs discusses the evidence he has used to establish that at least one language family in Mesoamerica is related to Semitic languages. Stubbs explains how his studies of Near Eastern languages, coupled with his studies of Uto-Aztecan, helped him find related word pairs in the two language families. The evidence for a link between Uto-Aztecan and Semitic languages, or even Egyptian or Arabic, is still tentative, although the evidence includes all the standard requirements of comparative or historical linguistic research: sound correspondences or consistent sound shifts, morphological correspondences, and a substantial lexicon consisting of as many as 1,000 words that exemplify those correspondences.

ID = [3044]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 28283  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Sorenson, John L. “Was There Leprosy Among the Nephites?” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 231-233. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Ancient Near East; Disease; Mesoamerica
ID = [75691]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size: 4447  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Bednar, David A. “Watchful unto Prayer Continually (Alma 34:39; Moroni 6:4; Luke 21:36).” Ensign, November 2019.
ID = [63130]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2019-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12069  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:13
Hepworth, Joseph Thomas. “Watermelons, Alma 32, and the Experimental Method.” Brigham Young University Studies 23, no. 4 (1983): 497.
ID = [9035]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:00:03
Moss, Robert H. The Waters of Mormon, A Novel of Alma the Elder. Bountiful, UT: Horizon, 1986.
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A novel based on the writings of Alma the Elder in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78693]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Wilkinson, LaVern. “Waters of Sebus.” Improvement Era 30, no. 4 (1927): 346-347.
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This article describes how Ammon received the miraculous power of God as the result of obedience to God. It claims that individuals qualify for the Lord’s work by diligent study. and power is invested in them by prayer and fasting, and there must be a desire to serve.

Keywords: Ammon (Son of King Mosiah), Obedience, Sons of Mosiah, Waters of Sebus
ID = [76986]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Fletcher, Rupert J. The Way of Deliverance. Independence, MO: Author, 1969.
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Writes concerning the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the testimony of the Three and Eight Witnesses, the evils of the present world as presented in the scriptures, and the future establishment of the New Jerusalem.

ID = [78694]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1969-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Stirling, Mack C. “The Way of Life and the Way of Death in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 152-204.
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The Book of Mormon describes a great division in mankind between the few who walk in the way of life and the many who walk in the way of death. This division results from the response of each individual to Christ or to the voice of God during probation. Men either hearken to the voice of Christ and progressively acquire spiritual life or they hearken to the voice of the devil and progressively descend into spiritual death. Nine Book of Mormon texts reveal detailed teachings on life and death. A diagram illustrates the ideas of each text. The conception and portrayal of spiritual reality in terms of two mutually exclusive, progressively diverging, and correspondingly opposite ways of life and death are clearly demonstrated. This dualistic conception of reality underlies the entire Book of Mormon. An understanding of this paradigm is critical, in order both to assimilate the essential message of the Book of Mormon on life and death and to understand its theological relationship to the Doctrine and Covenants.

Keywords: Agency; Death; Division; Life; Theology; Two Ways
ID = [2961]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,farms-jbms  Size: 103862  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Way of the Wicked.” In An Approach to the Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 6, 3rd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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In this work the Book of Mormon is seen in a new perspective; we see it in a world setting, not in a mere local one. It takes its place naturally alongside the Bible and other great works of antiquity and becomes one of them.
An exploration of crime in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [2059]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Way of the ‘Intellectuals’” In An Approach to the Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 6, 3rd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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In this work the Book of Mormon is seen in a new perspective; we see it in a world setting, not in a mere local one. It takes its place naturally alongside the Bible and other great works of antiquity and becomes one of them.
A discussion of people throughout the Book of Mormon who appeal to “intellectuals” and how that is traced back to the “Jews of Jerusalem.”

ID = [2058]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Howells, Rulon S. The Way to Happiness. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1967.
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This full-color illustrated booklet begins with the organization of the primitive church by Christ, and moves through the Apostasy to the Restoration of the Latter-day Church. It presents the Joseph Smith story in Smith’s own words. Includes doctrines taught in the Book of Mormon on baptism, divine authority, the sacrament, and temple marriage.

ID = [78695]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Halverson, Jared M. “The Way, the Truth, and the Way to Truth: Harmony in Pursuit of Orthodoxy.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81593]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Midgley, Louis C. “The Ways of Remembrance.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 168-176. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Careful attention to one particular word used in the Book of Mormon yields some surprising dividends. For example, Lehi pled with his sons to remember his words: “My sons, I would that ye would remember; yea, I would that ye would hearken unto my words.” Such language may go unnoticed, or it may seem to be merely a request to recall some teachings. The word remember seems rather plain and straightforward. But when looked at more closely, the language about remembrance in the Book of Mormon turns out to be rich and complex, conveying important, hidden meaning.

Keywords: Covenant; Deliverance; Oath; Remembrance
ID = [75631]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 17548  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Ensign. “‘We Add Our Witness’” Ensign March 1989.
ID = [48948]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 17407  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:09
Brown, Hugh B. “We Affirm Our Faith.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1958.
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This article celebrates that, after one hundred thirty years, the influence of the Book of Mormon continues to steadily increase. It is the word of God, a sacred record of ancient inhabitants of America, translated by the power of God. Though many have tried to discredit it, the Book of Mormon is probably the most influential and most widely discussed book in America. It is a witness of Christ.

Keywords: Articles of Faith; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon Translation; Faith; Miracles; Missionary Work; Testimony
ID = [27253]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1958-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,general-conference  Size: 9955  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:12:27
McKeever, Bill. “We Also Believe the Book of Mormon to be the Word of God . . ”. El Cajon, CA: Mormonism Research Ministry, 1982.
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An polemical tract that discusses contradictions and errors in the Book of Mormon. The Bible is the sole word of God.

ID = [77378]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘We Are a Remnant of the Seed of Joseph’: Moroni’s Interpretive Use of Joseph’s Coat and the Martial nēs-Imagery of Isaiah 11:11–12.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 169-192.
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Abstract: Genesis 30:23–24 offers a double etiology for Joseph in terms of “taking away”/“gathering” (ʾāsap) and “adding” (yāsap). In addition to its later narratological use of the foregoing, the Joseph cycle (Genesis 37–50) evidences a third dimension of onomastic wordplay involving Joseph’s kĕtōnet passîm, an uncertain phrase traditionally translated “coat of many colours” (from LXX), but perhaps better translated, “coat of manifold pieces.” Moroni1, quoting from a longer version of the Joseph story from the brass plates, refers to “Joseph, whose coat was rent by his brethren into many pieces” (Alma 46:23). As a military and spiritual leader, Moroni1 twice uses Joseph’s torn coat and the remnant doctrine from Jacob’s prophecy regarding Joseph’s coat as a model for his covenant use of his own coat to “gather” (cf. ʾāsap) and rally faithful Nephites as “a remnant of the seed of Joseph” (Alma 46:12–28, 31; 62:4–6). In putting that coat on a “pole” or “standard” (Hebrew nēs — i.e., “ensign”) to “gather” a “remnant of the seed of Joseph” appears to make use of the Isaianic nēs-imagery of Isaiah 11:11–12 (and elsewhere), where the Joseph-connected verbs yāsap and ʾāsap serve as key terms. Moroni’s written-upon “standard” or “ensign” for “gathering” the “remnant of the seed of Joseph” constituted an important prophetic antetype for how Mormon and his son, Moroni2, perceived the function of their written record in the latter-days (see, e.g., 3 Nephi 5:23–26; Ether 13:1–13).

ID = [3455]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 56239  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:41
Clark, Kim B. “We Are as the Army of Helaman.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, February 28, 2008.
ID = [71514]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2008-02-29  Collections:  bom,byuh-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Belnap, Daniel L. “‘We Are Not Cut Off’: Separation and Reconciliation through Sacred Covenants.” In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts, eds. Gaye Strathearn and Charles Swift. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2007.
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Perhaps no theme in the Book of Mormon resonates so powerfully to modern readers as that of separation from and reconciliation with God. The sense of being cut off, isolated, or driven out is attested throughout the book. Similarly, messages from the Book of Mormon prophets of hope, reconciliation, and communion with God seek to alleviate the fears and depression that arise from loneliness or abandonment. This theme is particularly evident in Jacob’s great speech recorded in 2 Nephi 6–10 and the two “last” speeches from Moroni in Mormon 8 and Moroni 10. Jacob and Moroni both address separation from and reconciliation with God, providing a template for the reader to understand their own experiences. In particular, these prophets quote the words of Isaiah to teach how sacred covenants reconcile us to God.

Keywords: Covenant; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Reconciliation; Separation
ID = [35807]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 27701  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:36
Hield, Charles R. We Believe in Jesus Christ. Independence, MO: Herald Publishing,n.d.
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The three standard books of the RLDS church give a complete account of the life and accomplishments of Jesus Christ. Those who accept Christ and are valiant will receive greater glory than those who do not.

ID = [78759]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Seely, David Rolph. “‘We Believe the Bible to Be the Word of God, as Far as It Is Translated Correctly’: Latter-Day Saints and Historical Biblical Criticism.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 8 (2016): 64–86.
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This study presents the basic Latter-day Saint beliefs about the Bible and documents the relationship between these beliefs and the approach and results of historical biblical criticism. Latter-day Saints believe the Bible is the word of God but do not believe it is inerrant or sufficient and thus is supplemented by other revealed ancient texts—most notably the Book of Mormon. Latter-day Saints believe in the pursuit of truth through “study and faith” and are thus not opposed to intellectual examination of scripture. In fact LDS scholars selectively use biblical critical methods in defending of their scripture. At the same time Mormons are defensive about the historicity of the Bible and the Book of Mormon—and thus find themselves with a tradition of conflict with the results of modern biblical criticism that challenge these assumptions. A growing number of LDS scholars in the church who are trained in the historical critical approach to scripture has resulted in renewed discussions and studies about the relationship between faith and scholarship. These discussions are enhanced by a greater openness in the church regarding the critical study of its history, and the results of this approach have also generated biblical and Book of Mormon studies relating to historical critical issues.

ID = [2647]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,moses  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:36
LeFevre, David A. “‘We Did Again Take Our Journey’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 2 (2006): 58-67, 120-122.
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David A. LeFevre analyzes the studies done by Warren Aston (see page 8), Richard Wellington and George Potter (see page 26), and Kent Brown (see page 44) and compares them, using the text of the Book of Mormon as a guide. These three studies take liberty in interpreting Nephi’s usage of specific terms; LeFevre, however, insists that such interpretations are unnecessary and inaccurate. He analyzes other phrases in a more conservative way in order to find additional information regarding Lehi’s trek. He specifically discusses Lehi’s life in Jerusalem, the route Lehi took from Jerusalem to the Red Sea, the Valley of Lemuel, the route from Shazer to Nahom, the route from Nahom to Bountiful, and the building of the ship at Bountiful.

Keywords: Bountiful; Jerusalem; Lehi’s Trail; Nahom; Nephi; Red Sea; Shazer; Valley of Lemuel
ID = [3192]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 55723  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Cowan, Richard O. “‘We Did Magnify Our Office unto the Lord’” In The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.,, 73–86. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.
ID = [36847]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 27018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Peterson, H. Donl. “We Had a Hope of His Glory.” Instructor 104 (August 1969): 300-301.
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The ancient Israelites, the Jaredites, and the Nephites all knew of Christ and benefited from following his gospel. Jesus is the Savior of all mankind and hope and happiness come through living his teachings.

ID = [80786]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Beesley, Kenneth H. “We have been counseled to store a year’s supply of food, clothing, and, where possible, fuel. Can you explain what might be regarded as a discrepancy between this counsel and 3 Nephi 13:26?” Ensign, July 1982.
ID = [45902]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1982-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3773  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:40
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “We Labor Diligently to Persuade Our Children to Believe in Christ: 2 Nephi 25:21 to 26:11.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 259–67. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36879]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 16709  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Ensign. “We learn in Mosiah 25:6 that the account of Alma’s group covered the time they left Zarahemla until they ‘returned again.’ Since Alma and his followers were presumably born in the land of Nephi and had never been to Zarahemla, how is this matter reconciled?” Ensign August 1992.
ID = [50633]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5383  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:52
Scott, Richard G. “We Love You—Please Come Back.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1986.
ID = [15705]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1986-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 9027  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:12
Scott, Richard G. “We Love You—Please Come Back.” Ensign, May 1986.
ID = [47569]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8916  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:55
Bennion, Adam S. “We May Find Joy in Master’s Service.” Church News 31 (18 February 1961): 16.
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The Book of Mormon shows that we need to “center our thinking in the joys of living the gospel,” of service, and of living in the world.

ID = [80787]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1961-02-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘We Might Have Enjoyed Our Possessions and the Land of Our Inheritance’: Hebrew yrš and 1 Nephi 17:21.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 50 (2022): 123-144.
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Abstract: The verbal expression “we might have enjoyed,” as used in a complaint that Nephi attributes to his brothers, “we might have enjoyed our possessions and the land of our inheritance” (1 Nephi 17:21), reflects a use of the Hebrew verb yrš in its progressive aspect, “to enjoy possession of.” This meaning is evident in several passages in the Hebrew Bible, and perhaps most visibly in the KJV translation of Numbers 36:8 (“And every daughter, that possesseth [Hebrew yōrešet] an inheritance [naḥălâ] in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy [yîršû] every man the inheritance [naḥălat] of his fathers”) and Joshua 1:15 (“then ye shall return unto the land of your possession [lĕʾereṣ yĕruššatkem or, unto the land of your inheritance], and enjoy it [wîrištem ʾôtāh].” Examining Laman and Lemuel’s complaint in a legal context helps us better appreciate “land[s] of … inheritance” as not just describing a family estate, but as also expressing a seminal Abrahamic Covenant concept in numerous Book of Mormon passages, including the covenant implications of the resettlement of the converted Lamanites and reconverted Zoramites as refugees in “the land of Jershon” (“place of inheritance”).

Keywords: Abrahamic covenant; inherit; lands of inheritance; possess
ID = [8441]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-00-00  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 54978  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Van Orden, Bruce A. “‘We Prophesy of Christ’: The Law of Witnesses in 2 Nephi.” Ensign, February 1990.
ID = [49394]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12984  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:12
Faust, James E. “‘We Seek After These Things’” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1998.
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We hope you are men who are “true at all times in whatsoever thing [you are] entrusted.” [Alma 53:20] … I plead for greater consistency between our beliefs and actions.

ID = [18367]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1998-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 14515  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:17
Rasmus, Carolyn J. “‘Weak Things Made Strong’” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 251–62. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
ID = [36726]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 27187  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Phillips, W. Revell. “Weather Report from the Valley of Lemuel.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 no. 2 (2006).
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In his effort to correct and preserve the original text of the Book of the Mormon, Royal Skousen has also increased our understanding of and appreciation for this volume of sacred scripture. Skousen’s close examination of the use of words and phrases throughout the book highlights its intertextuality and demonstrates that Book of Mormon authors were aware of and influenced by the words of previous authors. Moreover, restoring the original text helps clarify some vague constructions and should also caution us against putting too much emphasis on the exact wording of the present Book of Mormon. Skousen’s analysis of how such changes occurred during a relatively modern transmission process can also further the understanding of more ancient textual transmission. Finally, Skousen’s work reveals that the original Book of Mormon may have been even more strikingly Semitic than the present text and that some characteristically Hebrew constructions have been edited out over the years, though many still remain.

ID = [3196]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 27661  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Spencer, Joseph M. “Weeping for Zion.” In Christ and Antichrist: Reading Jacob 7, edited by Miller, Adam S., and Spencer, Joseph M. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2018.
ID = [81823]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Welch, John W. “Weighing and Measuring in the Worlds of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 2 (1999): 36-45, 86.
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This article addresses the seemingly misplaced discussion of weights and measures in the middle of Alma 11 in the Book of Mormon. Although the interruption initially seems strange, John Welch offers new insights to explain its purpose in the Book of Mormon. For instance, knowledge of the Nephite monetary system supplements a reader’s comprehension of the bribery and corruption that occurred in that society. Evidence of this monetary system also shows a link between Near Eastern civilizations and Book of Mormon civilizations, thus providing further evidence for the divinity of Joseph Smith’s work.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Bribery; Corruption; Economic; Economy; Money; Nephite; Weights and Measures
ID = [3008]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,welch  Size: 47943  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Lambert, Roy. The Weight of an Angel. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1961.
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A biography of Moroni, based on the Book of Mormon and comments from LDS authorities.

ID = [78696]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1961-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Hinckley, Gordon B. “Welcome to Conference.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1998.
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With prayer and faith and in humility, testimony is borne to you. May we all be inspired together. May our hearts be lifted in praise to our Redeemer.

ID = [18430]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1998-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 4122  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:17
Cowley, Matthias F. “Were All the Unsealed Records of the Book of Mormon Translated?” Improvement Era 5, no. 5 (1902): 393-395.
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This article gives a description of the gold plates, discusses the Urim and Thummim that were used by Joseph Smith to translate the Book of Mormon, and believes that the entire unsealed portion of the gold plates was translated.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation, Gold Plates, Sealed Portion, Seer stone, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Urim and Thummim
ID = [76939]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1902-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Book of Mormon Central. “Were Any Ancient Israelite Women Named Sariah?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #8. January 11, 2016.
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Keywords: Sariah; Elephantine; Etymology; Book of Mormon Names; Names; Hebrew; Archaeology; Dead Sea Scrolls; Ancient Near East; Ancient Israel; Language; Women; Onomastics; Evidence
ID = [8328]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-11  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 5424  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “Were Joseph Smith’s Translation Instruments Like the Israelite Urim and Thummim?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #417. March 20, 2018.
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Keywords: Joseph Smith; Church History; Urim and Thummim; Ancient Israel; High Priest; Seer Stone; Book of Mormon Translation
ID = [7919]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-03-20  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 14650  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “Were Nephite Prophets Familiar with the Passover Tradition?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #420. March 29, 2018.
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Keywords: Easter; Passover; Old Testament
ID = [7916]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-03-29  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 12676  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “Were Plain and Precious Doctrines Lost?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #15. January 20, 2016.
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Keywords: Apocalypse; Apostasy; Plain and Precious; Prophecy; Early Christian Church; Baptism; Doctrine; Sacrament; Prayer Circles; Bible
ID = [8321]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-20  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 9241  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Boyce, Duane. “Were the Ammonites Pacifists?” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18, no. 1 (2009): 32-47.
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One of the most moving accounts in the Book of Mormon is of the people of Ammon, their covenant to bury and never use again their weapons of war, their faith to sacrifice themselves instead of fighting back against their Lamanite brethren, and their sacrifice to send their children to war to aid the Nephites. Some interpret the stance that the Ammonites took against war to be pacifist. Some indications point toward this conclusion: their burying their weapons, covenanting never to fight again, allowing themselves to be slaughtered twice, and being motivated in these actions out of love for their Lamanite kin. However, when the text is read more carefully, it can easily be seen that further actions would not necessarily have reflected a pacifist view toward war: not objecting to the Nephite war in their defense, providing Nephite soldiers with food and supplies, and sending their own sons into battle would surely indicate that their personal opposition to war stemmed from the covenants they made during repentance.

Keywords: Ammonite; Conversion; Covenant; Lamanite; Pacifism; People of Ammon; Repentance; Sacrifice; Warfare
ID = [3231]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 59523  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Were the Brass Plates Written in Egyptian?” Young Woman’s Journal32 (April, May, June 1921): 204-8, 292-95, 368-70.
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Looking at a variety of cultural and linguistic aspects to support his point of view, the author defends the Mormon belief that the brass plates were written in Egyptian.

ID = [80788]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1921-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Putnam, Reed H. “Were the Golden Plates Made of Tumbaga?” In Papers of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures, ed. Ross T. Christensen, 101-9. Provo, Utah: Extension Publications, BYU, 1964.
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Considers the physical properties of the golden plates of Nephi, the engraving of metal plates, and the stone box that stored the plates. Suggests that the plates may have been made of tumbaga, an alloy of gold and copper.

ID = [81061]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1964-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Putnam, Reed H. “Were the Golden Plates Made of Tumbaga?” Improvement Era 69, no. 9 (1966): 788-789, 828-831.
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This article considers the physical properties of the golden plates of Nephi, the engraving of metal plates, and the stone box that stored the plates. The author suggests that the plates may have been made of tumbaga, an alloy of gold and copper.

Keywords: Gold Plates, Metal, Metal Plates, Metallurgy, Tumbaga
ID = [76926]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Putnam, Reed H. “Were the Golden Plates Made of Tumbaga?” Improvement Era 69, no. 9 (September 1966): 788-89, 828-31.
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Considers the physical properties of the golden plates of Nephi, the engraving of metal plates, and the stone box that stored the plates. Suggests that the plates may have been made of tumbaga, an alloy of gold and copper.

ID = [81290]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-09-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:00
Sperry, Sidney B. “Were There Two Cumorahs?” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984. Religion-622 March 31, 1964. A section of the chapter “The Book of Mormon,” reprinted with permission from Book of Mormon Compendium, 447-51. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1968.
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Sidney Sperry discusses whether the Cumorah in New York is the only one or whether there is another Cumorah somewhere in Central America. He looks at evidence in the books of Ether, Mormon, Mosiah, and Omni, as well as various scholarly opinions about the matter. There is no explanation of how the Hill Cumorah in New York came to be called Cumorah or how, if there are indeed two Cumorahs, the plates were transported from one to the other.

ID = [8599]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Sperry, Sidney B. “Were There Two Cumorahs?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 1 (1995).
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No one doubts that the hill where Joseph Smith received the plates is known as Cumorah, but is the hill where the final battles between the Nephites and Lamanites took place another Cumorah? The book of Ether tells us that Omer traveled to this place of the last battles of the Nephites, and that the relatively short duration of this journey would not account for the three thousand miles from Middle America to New York. A similar journey was undertaken by Limhi’s men, of equally short duration. The description of the geographical features around the final battle site is also at odds with the topography of present-day Cumorah.

ID = [2890]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 20667  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Book of Mormon Central. “Were There ‘Fiery Flying Serpents’ along Lehi’s Trail?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #646. September 13, 2022.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; Nephi; Journey to the Promised Land; Serpents; Seraphim; Bountiful; Arabia; Lehi; Fiery Flying Serpents; Negev; Assyria; Brazen Serpent; Moses; Numbers
ID = [12598]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-09-13  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 12729  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:01
Thompson, A. Keith. “Were We Foreordained to the Priesthood, or Was the Standard of Worthiness Foreordained? Alma 13 Reconsidered.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 21 (2016): 249-274.
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Abstract: Alma 13:3–4 is often interpreted as Book of Mormon confirmation of the doctrine that all those who are ordained to the Priesthood on the earth were foreordained to receive that Priesthood in the pre-existence as a result of their exceeding faith and good works. That interpretation is inconsistent with the 1978 revelation on Priesthood. A contextual reading of the account of Alma2’s ministry to the people of Ammonihah also suggests that Alma2 was not telling the men of Ammonihah that they (or anyone else) had been foreordained to receive the Priesthood. Rather, Alma2 was teaching that what we now call worthiness was ordained as the standard for ordination to the Priesthood before the foundations of this earth were laid. If the people of Ammonihah demonstrated their worthiness by repenting of their sins, they could qualify to receive the ordinances of the Melchizedek Priesthood and enter into the rest of the Lord as many of the ancients had done. The manner in which men were ordained to the Priesthood and in which its ordinances were administered was intended to show the people how they should look to Christ for redemption.

ID = [3738]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 61899  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:43
Tvedtnes, John A. “Wesley P. Walters, The Use of the Old Testament in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 63.
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Review of The Use of the Old Testament in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Wesley P. Walters.

ID = [138]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,old-test  Size: 36895  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Newquist, Jerreld L. “The Western Standard.” Improvement Era 62, no. 4 (1959): 238-239, 274, 276, 278, 280, 282.
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This article discusses how George Q. Cannon, who established The Western Standard newspaper for the purpose of publishing items of interest to Latter-day Saints, published the Book of Mormon in the Hawaiian language, which received a great deal of opposition from members of the Church in San Francisco.

Keywords: Foreign Language Translation, Hawaii, Missionary Work, Translation
ID = [77025]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1959-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Burton, Linda K. “We’ll Ascend Together.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2015.
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Linda K. Burton teaches that as men and women keep their covenants and strengthen each other, all can reach their full potential.

ID = [22309]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2015-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 366  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:10:11
Burton, Linda K. “We’ll Ascend Together.” Ensign, May 2015.
ID = [60980]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2015-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12196  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:55
Van Orden, Bruce A. We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout: The Life and Times of W. W. Phelps. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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In this comprehensive and compelling biography, learn of the trials and triumphs of W. W. Phelps, early Latter-day Saint leader, printer, scribe, ghostwriter, and monumental hymn writer. He printed the Book of Commandments and other early standard works. He was one of the “council of presidents” that guided the Church in Kirtland in 1835–36. Phelps continued to be the leading light in newspaper publishing in Nauvoo and was Joseph Smith’s political clerk in governing Nauvoo and running for the US presidency, also playing a key role in the Council of Fifty. He went west with the Saints, helped propose the “State of Deseret,” and published prose and poetry in the Deseret News and his Deseret Almanac. Phelps’s strong feelings sometimes put him at odds with Church leaders, and he was excommunicated three times, rejoining each time. ISBN 978-1-9443-9436-3

ID = [33200]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 38  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:38

Chapters

Van Orden, Bruce A. “Acknowledgments.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34215]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 2519  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Abbreviations.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34216]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 8727  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Introduction.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34217]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 11591  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “The Man, The Church, And Seeking Zion.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34218]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 15498  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Youth In Rural New Jersey And New York.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34219]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 33551  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Young Adult Life And Marriage.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34220]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 21961  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Anti-Masonic Partisan And Newspaper Editor.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34221]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 27783  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Conversion To Mormonism.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34222]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 24565  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Dedicating The Land Of Zion.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34223]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 33070  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “‘Printer Unto The Church’” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34224]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 33434  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “‘Zion Must Increase In Beauty’” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34225]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 27228  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “The Evening And The Morning Star.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34226]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 34501  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Challenges Mount In Missouri.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34227]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 23056  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Terror In Jackson County.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34228]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 43669  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Driven From Jackson County.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34229]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 38736  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Importuning The Government.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34230]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 35522  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Attempting To Redeem Zion.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34231]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 45093  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Joseph’s Scribe And Associate In Kirtland.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34232]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 55701  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “The Phelps Family.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34233]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 48840  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “The Book of Abraham.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34234]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  abraham,rsc-books  Size: 50658  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Doctrinal Exponent, 1831-1836.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34235]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 43345  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “The Kirtland Temple And Endowment of Power.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34236]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 49173  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Return To Missouri.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34237]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 41168  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “The Bottom Falls Out.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34238]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 59942  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Hell To Pay In Missouri.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34239]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 68655  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “The Returning Prodigal.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34240]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 50889  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Historical Scribe In Nauvoo.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34241]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 29109  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Newspaper Editing And Ghostwriting.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34242]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 64553  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Political Clerk In Nauvoo.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34243]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 77561  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Martyrdom And Succession.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34244]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 70365  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Interpreter Of Joseph Smith’s Nauvoo Doctrines.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34245]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 59983  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Aide To The Apostles.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34246]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 88274  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Helping Create Deseret.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34247]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 57613  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Declining Years And Death.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34248]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 74160  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Prolific Hymnist.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34249]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 38557  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Epilogue.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34250]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 5943  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Index.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34251]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 44378  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Van Orden, Bruce A. “About the Author.” In We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34252]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 675  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Thayne, Stanley J. “‘We’re Going to Take Our Land Back Over’: Indigenous Positionality, the Ethnography of Reading, and The Book of Mormon.” In Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon, edited by Elizabeth Fenton, and Jared Hickman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
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This chapter argues that Indigenous Americans-- by virtue of being Indigenous-- are positioned significantly in relation to the Book of Mormon. The chapter provides a reading of the Book of Mormon by a Catawba woman, examining her perspective on passages regarding Gentiles, Zionism, and geography.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Native Americans and; Native Americans, origins of; Native Americans, Catawba
ID = [82107]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
“What about Archaeology and the Book of Mormon?” Utah Christian Tract Society 11 (January-February 1978): 2.
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Refers to the Smithsonian position of the time on the Book of Mormon and asserts that the Book of Mormon cannot be proven through archaeology.

ID = [80789]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Swift, Hales. “What are Hard Hearts in the Scriptures? (1 Nephi 15).” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 24, 2020.
ID = [6450]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-01-24  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 6813  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Rasmussen, Ellis T. “What are the best evidences to support the authenticity of the Book of Mormon?” Ensign, January 1987.
ID = [47935]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12958  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:58
Book of Mormon Central. “What Are the Nephite Articles of Faith?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #141. July 12, 2016.
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Keywords: Articles of Faith; Moses; Nephites
ID = [8195]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-07-12  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7246  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What are the Origins of Lehi’s Understanding of the Fall?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #28. February 8, 2016.
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Keywords: Fall; Lehi; Atonement; Plan of Salvation; Nephi; Bible; Old Testament; Apocrypha; Pseudepigrapha; Ancient Near East; Ancient Israelite Religion; Afterlife; Ancient Judaism
ID = [4692]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-08  Collections:  bom,moses,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:59
Book of Mormon Central. “What are the Origins of Lehi’s Understanding of the Fall?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #28. February 5, 2016.
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Keywords: Fall; Lehi; Atonement; Plan of Salvation; Nephi; Bible; Old Testament; Apocrypha; Pseudepigrapha; Ancient Near East; Ancient Israelite Religion; Afterlife; Ancient Judaism
ID = [12409]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-08  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 9824  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:01
Book of Mormon Central. “What are the Roots of Zenos’s Allegory in the Ancient World?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #70. April 4, 2016.
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Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Zenos; Jacob; Ancient Near East; Paul; Bible; Old Testament; New Testament; Ancient Israel
ID = [8266]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-04-04  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 6365  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What are the ‘Fiery Darts of the Adversary’ Spoken of by Nephi?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #18. January 25, 2016.
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Keywords: Fiery Darts; Adversary; Satan; Psalms; Assyria; Lachish; Ancient Warfare; Ancient Near East; Bible; Old Testament; Archaeology; Ancient Israel; Evidence
ID = [8318]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-25  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 4202  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “What Can an Ancient Christian Text Tell us About the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #450. July 17, 2018.
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Keywords: Didache; Early Christian Church; Bible; New Testament; Moroni; Sacrament; Priesthood; Evidence
ID = [7886]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-07-17  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8395  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Can Readers Learn from Lamanite Traditions?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #559. April 28, 2020.
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Keywords: Lamanites; Nephites
ID = [7777]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-04-28  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11422  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “What Can Stylometry Tell Us about Book of Mormon Authorship?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #389. December 12, 2017.
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Keywords: Stylometry; Book of Mormon Authorship; Joseph Smith; Oliver Cowdery; Solomon Spalding; Word Print Studies; Evidence
ID = [7947]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-12-12  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 28660  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Smith, Hank R. “What Can the Book of Mormon Teach Us about Happiness?” Ensign, February 2016.
ID = [61354]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2016-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10865  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:58
Book of Mormon Central. “What Can We All Learn about Repentance from the Tragic Loss of the 116 Book of Mormon Pages?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #504. March 1, 2019.
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Keywords: Church History; Martin Harris; Joseph Smith; 116 pages; Book of Mormon Translation; Atonement; Repentance; Witnesses
ID = [7832]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-03-01  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 13068  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Spencer, Joseph M. “What Can We Do? Reflections on 2 Nephi 25:23.” Religious Educator Vol. 15 no. 2 (2014).
ID = [38152]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2014-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 39989  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:53
Book of Mormon Central. “What Can We Learn from 10 of the Best Chiasms in the Book of Mormon? Part 1.” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #349. August 7, 2017.
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Keywords: Chiasmus; Hebrew; Poetry; Atonement; Bible; Old Testament
ID = [7987]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-08-07  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 13207  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “What Can We Learn from 10 of the Best Chiasms in the Book of Mormon? Part 2.” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #352. August 14, 2017.
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Keywords: Chiasmus; Hebrew; Poetry; King Benjamin; Alma; Mormon
ID = [7984]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-08-14  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 16056  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “What Can We Learn from 10 of the Best Chiasms in the Book of Mormon? Part 3.” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #355. August 20, 2017.
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Keywords: Chiasmus; Hebrew; Poetry
ID = [7981]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-08-20  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 13258  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “What Can We Learn From Abish’s Member-missionary Work?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #374. October 19, 2017.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Ammon; King Lamoni; Abish; Missionary Work
ID = [7962]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-10-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8180  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Ensign. “What can we learn from the book of Moroni?” Ensign December 2020.
ID = [63720]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1349  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:17
Book of Mormon Central. “What Can We Learn from the Savior’s First Words at Bountiful?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #341. July 19, 2017.
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Keywords: Christ in America; Jesus Christ; Nephites; Lamanites; Bountiful; Messiah; Light of the World; Light; Atonement
ID = [7995]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-07-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8779  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “What Caused the Darkness and Destruction in the 34th Year?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #197. September 28, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephi; Lehi; Death of Christ; Destruction; Earthquake; Darkness; Lightning; Thunder; Zenos; Samuel the Lamanite; Mormon; Prophecy; Volcano; Geology; Geography; Mesoamerica; Jesus Christ; Evidence
ID = [8139]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-09-28  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 13836  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Svensson, Sissa. “What Church at Home Taught Me about Meeting Together.” Ensign, COVID-19: Messages of Faith.
ID = [63392]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-03-02  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3392  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:15
Ensign. “What Church Leaders Are Saying about the Book of Mormon.” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63253]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8094  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:14
Aston, Warren P. “What Columbus Discovered 520 Years Ago: Geography Made America Exceptional.” Meridian Magazine, October 17, 2012.
ID = [66549]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2012-10-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Carmack, Stanford A. “What Command Syntax Tells Us About Book of Mormon Authorship.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 13 (2015): 175-217.
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Abstract: The variety of command syntax found in the Book of Mormon is very different from what is seen in the King James Bible. Yet it is sophisticated and principled, evincing Early Modern English linguistic competence. Interestingly, the syntactic match between the 1829 text and a prominent text from the late 15th century is surprisingly good. All the evidence indicates that Joseph Smith would not have produced the structures found in the text using the King James Bible as a model, nor from his own language. The overall usage profile of command syntax seen in the Book of Mormon strongly supports the view that the Lord revealed specific words to Joseph Smith, not simply ideas.

ID = [4272]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 65264  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What Converted Sidney Rigdon to the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #601. April 13, 2021.
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Keywords: Church History; Doctrine and Covenants; Sidney Rigdon; Joseph Smith
ID = [7735]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2021-04-13  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,d-c  Size: 10371  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “What Counts as Chiasmus?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #337. July 10, 2017.
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Keywords: Chiasmus; Criteria; Ancient Near East; Methodology; Evidence
ID = [7999]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-07-10  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 17313  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “What Did Alma Reveal about the Savior’s Mission?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #323. June 7, 2017.
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Keywords: Alma; Gideon; Chiasmus; Atonement; Hebrew; Bible; Old Testament; Isaiah; Jesus Christ
ID = [8013]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-06-07  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7381  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Smith, Robert F., John W. Welch, and Gordon C. Thomasson. “What Did Charles Anthon Really Say.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Anthon; Charles; Book of Mormon Translation; Harris; Martin; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846)
ID = [66462]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Book of Mormon Central. “What Did It Mean for Lehi to be a Visionary Man?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #457. August 9, 2018.
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Keywords: Lehi; Visions; Seer; Hebrew; Hebraism
ID = [7879]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-08-09  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8158  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Did it Mean to be ‘King Over All the Land’?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #128. June 23, 2016.
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Keywords: Zeniff; Mosiah; Sons of Mosiah; Mesoamerica; Ancient Near East; Kingship; Monarchy; Ancient Israel; Lamoni; Alma; Lamanites; Evidence
ID = [8208]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-06-23  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 12514  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Barker, Margaret. “What Did King Josiah Reform?” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 523—42. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
ID = [39701]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:03
Book of Mormon Central. “What Did the Book of Mormon Teach Early Church Leaders about the Order and Offices of the Priesthood?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #330. June 23, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Priesthood; Aaronic Priesthood; Melchizedek Priesthood; Jesus Christ; Christ in America
ID = [8006]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-06-23  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8587  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Book of Mormon Central. “What Did the Book of Mormon Teach the Early Saints about Enduring Persecution?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #339. July 14, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Persecution; Joseph Smith; Hyrum Smith; Alma; Amulon; Mormon; Nehor
ID = [7997]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-07-14  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 6817  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “What Did the Early Saints Learn about the Second Coming from the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #318. May 26, 2017.
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Keywords: Second Coming; Church History; Joseph Smith; Bible; Old Testament; Isaiah; Prophecy; Restoration; Missionary Work; Tribes of Israel; House of Israel; Jerusalem; New Jerusalem; Secret Combinations
ID = [8018]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-05-26  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10496  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Spencer, Stan. “What Did the Interpreters (Urim and Thummim) Look Like?” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 223-256.
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Abstract: The interpreters were a pair of seer stones used by Book of Mormon prophets and provided to Joseph Smith for translating the Nephite record. Martin Harris described them as two white, marble- like stones that could be looked into when placed in a hat. Joseph Smith described them as spectacles with which he could read the record and later as two transparent stones set in the rim of a bow. Others described them as smooth stones, diamonds, or glasses. Reconciling these various descriptions and determining the actual appearance of the interpreters requires an assessment of the credibility of each source and an understanding of how the interpreters were used in translating. It also requires an understanding of how words such as glasses, transparent, and diamonds were used in Joseph Smith’s day, particularly in reference to seer stones. An assessment of the various descriptions of the interpreters in light of these factors lends support to both Martin Harris’s and Joseph Smith’s accounts. By these accounts, the interpreters were smooth, mostly white, perhaps translucent stones set in a long metal frame. Although they superficially resembled eyeglasses, the stones were set much too far apart to be worn as such. They were not clear like eyeglasses but were transparent in the sense that they, like other seer stones, could be “looked into” by a person gifted as a seer of visions.

Keywords: Early Church History; Nephite Interpreters; Seer stone; Translation; Urim and Thummim
ID = [3566]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64250  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Aston, Warren P. “What Did the River of Filthy Water and the River of Laman Look Like?” Book of Mormon Central Blog, January 22, 2020.
ID = [66565]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-01-22  Collections:  bom  Size: 2773  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Book of Mormon Central. “What Do Nephi and Isaiah Say about the End Times?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #46. March 3, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephi; Isaiah; End Times; Nephite Prophetic View; General Conference; General Authority; Afterlife; Final Judgment; Judgment of God; Last Dispensation; Restoration
ID = [8290]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-03  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7240  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “What Do the Jaredites Have to Do With the Reign of the Judges?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #106. May 24, 2016.
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Keywords: Mosiah; Sons of Mosiah; Jaredites; Limhi; Ether; Alma; Mormon; Moroni; Zarahemla; Joseph Smith
ID = [8230]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-05-24  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7760  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What Do the Kinderhook Plates Reveal About Joseph Smith’s Gift of Translation?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #454. July 31, 2018.
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Keywords: Kinderhook Plates; Church History; Joseph Smith; Frauds; Hoaxes; Translation; Egyptian
ID = [7882]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-07-31  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 14224  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Do We Know about Mormon’s Upbringing?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #226. November 8, 2016.
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Keywords: Mormon; Ammaron; Prophets; Historian; Abridgment; Nephi; Gold Plates; Youth; Nephites; Military; Warfare
ID = [8110]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-11-08  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 14628  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “What Do We Know About Nephite Language?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #583. November 3, 2020.
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Keywords: Uto-Aztecan; Language; Hebrew; Egyptian; Semitic; Linguistics; Evidence
ID = [7753]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-11-03  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 17704  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “What Do We Know About the ‘Anthon Transcript’?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #515. May 9, 2019.
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Keywords: Egyptian; Caractors Document; Anthon Transcript; Charles Anthon; Martin Harris; Samuel Mitchell; Book of Mormon Translation; Joseph Smith; Church History
ID = [7821]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-05-09  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 16636  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Do We Learn About Ministering from the Account of Sherem?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #534. October 3, 2019.
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Keywords: Sherem; Anti-Christ; Ministering; Jacob
ID = [7802]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-10-03  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 9947  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does Alma Say about Avoiding Sexual Sin?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #326. June 14, 2017.
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Keywords: Alma; Alma the Younger; Corianton; Sexual Transgression; Immorality; Law of Moses; Self Mastery
ID = [8010]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-06-14  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11458  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does an Ancient Book About Enoch Have to Do With Lehi’s Dream?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #404. February 1, 2018.
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Keywords: Tree of Life; Enoch; Book of Moses; Book of Enoch; Mist of Darkness; Hell; Evidence
ID = [4693]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-02-01  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,moses,old-test  Size: 7191  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:59
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does Archaeology Reveal about Warfare During Early Nephite Times?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #328. June 19, 2017.
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Keywords: Archaeology; Evidence; Mesoamerica; War; Warfare; Weapons; Nephites; Jarom
ID = [8008]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-06-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12856  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Welch, John W. “What Does Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon Prove?” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 199-224. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship; Book of Mormon Translation; Chiasmus; Parallelism
ID = [75472]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Holland, Jeffrey R. “What does Ether 3:15 imply about Adam and other earlier prophets who walked and talked with God?” Ensign, April 1974.
ID = [42146]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1974-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3587  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:40
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does It Mean to Be a Martyr?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #1. January 1, 2016.
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Keywords: Joseph Smith; Hyrum Smith; Martyr; Martyrdom; Witness; Testimony; Church History; Restoration
ID = [8335]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8681  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does it Mean to be a White and Delightsome People?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #57. March 18, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephi; Joseph Smith; Textual Variants; Critical Text; Book of Mormon Translation; White; Purity; Race; Racism
ID = [8279]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-18  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12412  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does It Mean to Be Perfect?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #335. July 5, 2017.
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Keywords: Christ in America; Perfection; New Testament; Jesus Christ; Sermon on the Mount; Matthew
ID = [8001]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-07-05  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 15257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does It Mean to Be ‘Born Again?’” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #501. February 7, 2019.
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Keywords: Baptism; Alma the Younger; Born Again; Jesus Christ; Repentance; Atonement
ID = [7835]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-02-07  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 15002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does It Mean to Love God with ‘All Thy Mind’?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #517. May 23, 2019.
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Keywords: New Testament; Come Follow Me; Ancient Judaism; Jesus Christ
ID = [7819]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-05-23  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 10916  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does It Mean to ‘Apply Your Heart to Understanding’?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #644. August 30, 2022.
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Keywords: Old Testament; Bible; Proverbs; Book of Mormon; Mosiah; Abinadi; Wisdom; Sophia; Heart; Understanding; Knowledge; Mind; Law
ID = [12600]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2022-08-30  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 9566  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:01
Book of Mormon Central. “What does it Mean to ‘Prosper in the Land’?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #116. June 7, 2016.
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Keywords: Alma; Ammonihah; Prosperity; Parallelism; Nephi; Lehi; Hebrew; Poetry; Blessings; Riches; Wealth
ID = [8220]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-06-07  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 6700  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does It Really Mean to Be a Good Person?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #499. January 24, 2019.
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Keywords: Bible; Old Testament; New Testament; God; Jesus Christ; Heavenly Father
ID = [7837]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-01-24  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 6037  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does it Really Mean to be Blessed For Keeping the Commandments?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #367. September 26, 2017.
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Keywords: Commandments; King Benjamin; Mosiah; Happiness; Joy; Blessings; Trials; Adversity; Bible; Old Testament; Proverbs; Hebrew
ID = [7969]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-09-26  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 9018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does It Really Mean to Have Charity?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #361. September 5, 2017.
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Keywords: Charity; Moroni; Love; Love of God; Jesus Christ
ID = [7975]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-09-05  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7804  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Swift, Hales. “What Does King Benjamin Teach about Leadership? (Mosiah 2).” The Interpreter Foundation website. April 8, 2020.
ID = [6462]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-04-08  Collections:  bom,interpreter-website  Size: 3788  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:13
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does Mary Whitmer Teach Us About Enduring Trials?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #455. August 2, 2018.
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Keywords: Mary Whitmer; Church History; Witnesses; Gold Plates; Angel Moroni
ID = [7881]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-08-02  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 9134  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does Mormon Teach Us about Ministering as Angels?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #425. April 17, 2018.
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Keywords: Angels; Moroni
ID = [7911]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-04-17  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7370  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Abish Story Signal About the Resurrection?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #449. July 12, 2018.
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Keywords: Ammon; Abish; King Lamoni; Resurrection; Ancient Near East; Mesoamerica
ID = [7887]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-07-12  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7717  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Book of Mormon Say About Polygamy?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #64. March 28, 2016.
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Keywords: Polygamy; Jacob; Abraham; King David; Solomon; Mesoamerica; Women; Marriage; Chastity; Law; Legal
ID = [8272]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-28  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7016  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Book of Mormon Say about the Armor of God?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #378. November 2, 2017.
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Keywords: Armor of God; Warfare; Military
ID = [7958]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-02  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 13229  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Book of Mormon Teach about Families?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #382. November 16, 2017.
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Keywords: Family; Bible; Old Testament; Exodus; Israelites; Tribes of Israel; Moses; Nephites; Mulekites
ID = [7954]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-16  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 11407  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Book of Mormon Teach about Prophets?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #284. March 8, 2017.
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Keywords: Prophets; Prophecy; Samuel the Lamanite; Nephi; Alma the Younger; Bible; Old Testament; Miriam; Deborah; Huldah; Ancient Near East; Jesus Christ
ID = [8052]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-03-08  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 9890  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Book of Mormon Teach about the Afterlife?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #315. May 19, 2017.
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Keywords: Death; Plan of Salvation; Church History; Alma; Corianton; Final Judgment; Resurrection
ID = [8021]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-05-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8054  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Book of Mormon Teach about the Priesthood?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #289. March 20, 2017.
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Keywords: Priesthood; Nephi; Alma; Limhi; Church History; Restoration
ID = [8047]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-03-20  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12666  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Book of Mormon Teach about the Temple?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #309. May 5, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Temples; Nephites; Ancient Israel; Solomon’s Temple; Christ in America; Jacob; King Benjamin; Alma; Revelation; Ordinances
ID = [8027]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-05-05  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 15719  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Book of Mormon Teach Us about the Resurrection?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #511. April 20, 2019.
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Keywords: Easter; Resurrection; New Testament; Come Follow Me; Jesus Christ
ID = [7825]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-04-20  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8083  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Fraser, Gordon H. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach? An Examination of the Histor-ical and Scientific Statements of the Book of Mormon. Chigago, IL: Moody Press, 1964.
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“This careful examination of the contents of the Book of Mormon is an inquiry into the findings of historians as compared with the statements and claims of the Mormon sacred writings. Mr. Fraser compares and contrasts the teachings of the Book of Mormon with anthropological, archaeological and historical facts. He scrutinizes the utterances of that book and draws attention to errors contradictions and inaccuracies.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, American setting; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81478]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1964-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:02
Fraser, Gordon H. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach? An Examination of the Historical and Scientific Statements of the Book of Mormon. Chicago: Moody, 1964.
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Presents a detailed polemic against the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is full of blunders and anachronisms. Discusses fine-twined linen, reformed Egyptian, the migrations to America, the concept of a dark and loathsome people, warfare, the so called biblical prophecies of the Book of Mormon, and other items. There are many contradictory accounts as to who wrote the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78760]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1964-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Ensign. “What Does the Fruit in Lehi’s Vision Symbolize?” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63256]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1383  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:14
Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Virgin Mary Have to Do with the Tree of Life?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #13. January 18, 2016.
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Keywords: Divine Mother; Mary; Jesus Christ; Tree of Life; Lehi’s Dream; Ancient Israelite Religion; Ancient Canaanite Religion; Ancient Judaism; Ancient Near East; Asherah; Heavenly Mother
ID = [8323]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-18  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 6834  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Perrie, C. Johann. What Every Christian Should Know About—The Restoration of Christ’s True Gospel. Provo, UT: Author, 1990.
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Complete apostasy in the early Church created the need for a restoration. The events that led to the Restoration were orchestrated by the Lord. Joseph Smith’s own words tell of his calling to translate and publish the Book of Mormon. Books that have been written to discredit Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon are listed by title and author. The Book of Mormon and modern revelation identify false teachings concerning revelation, the Godhead, the eternal nature of man, priesthood authority, original sin, infant baptism, authority, mode of baptism, paid clergy, eternal marriage, heaven and hell, and Church politics.

ID = [78761]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Gruss, Edmond C. What Every Mormon Should Know. Denver: Accent, 1976.
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An evangelical booklet that claims that the Book of Mormon contradicts the Bible and contains false prophesies.

ID = [78762]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Thomasson, Gordon C. “‘What exactly does the word Lamanite mean?’” Ensign, September 1977.
ID = [43797]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7635  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:56
Nibley, Hugh W. “What Frontier, What Camp Meeting?” In “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon Criticism series, Improvement Era 62, no. 8 (August 1959): 590–92, 610, 612, 614–15.
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Sixth of the series “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon criticism
This article responds to the assertion that the Book of Mormon is a product of the religious and political milieu of the American frontier.

ID = [926]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1959-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size: 30116  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:23
Nibley, Hugh W. “What Frontier, What Camp Meeting?” Improvement Era 62, no. 8 (August 1959): 590—92, 610, 612, 614—15.
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Sixth of the series “Mixed Voices” on Book of Mormon criticism
This article responds to the assertion that the Book of Mormon is a product of the religious and political milieu of the American frontier.

ID = [77274]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1959-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Nibley, Hugh W. “Chapter 7: What Frontier, What Camp Meeting?” In The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 8. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
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Reprinted from the article by the same name.
This article responds to the assertion that the Book of Mormon is a product of the religious and political milieu of the American frontier.

ID = [2087]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:31
Book of Mormon Central. “What Fruit is White?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #10. January 13, 2016.
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Keywords: Lehi’s Dream; Fruit; White; Tree of Life; Ancient Israelite Religion; Ancient Judaism; Pseudepigrapha; Apocrypha; Evidence
ID = [8326]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-13  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 5709  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Hinckley, Gordon B. “What God Hath Joined Together.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1991.
ID = [16711]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1991-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 16605  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:06:13
Hinckley, Gordon B. “What God Hath Joined Together.” Ensign, May 1991.
ID = [50005]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 16464  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:47
“What Happens in the Book of Mormon.” Friend 14 (January 1984): 28-29.
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Eleven pictures for children depicting events of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80790]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Frederick, Nicholas J. “What Has Moroni to Do with John?” Religious Educator Vol. 14 no. 3 (2013).
ID = [38171]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2013-01-03  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 45301  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:54
Berrett, Lyman C. “What I Like to Teach About the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 67, no. 2 (1964): 92-93, 116-117.
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Nephi warned future readers that the Book of Mormon was not a history (2 Nephi 5:32-33). Rather, the book is an instrument to bring people to Christ. Nephi, Lehi, Abinadi, Jacob, Alma, and other prophets knew the mission of Christ and taught it.

Keywords: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Book of Mormon, Jesus Christ, Prophecies about, Purpose of the Book of Mormon
ID = [76818]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1964-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Book of Mormon Central. “What if Martin Harris Didn’t Lose all of the 116 Pages?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #331. June 26, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Joseph Smith; Martin Harris; Words of Mormon; Mosiah; King Benjamin; Printer’s Manuscript; Book of Mormon Translation; 116 pages
ID = [8005]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-06-26  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 10075  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:54
Preece, Derek. “‘What If This Is Really True?’” Ensign, September 1990.
ID = [49674]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6390  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:14
Book of Mormon Central. “What Impact Do My Actions Have on Others?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #390. December 14, 2017.
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Keywords: Zoramites; Alma the Younger; Corianton; Seven Tribes; Missionary Work; War Chapters; Warfare
ID = [7946]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-12-14  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8572  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Brown, Harold C. “What Is a Lamanite?” Ensign, September 1972.
ID = [41403]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1972-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9322  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:34
Treat, Raymond C. “What is in the Book of Mormon is There for a Purpose.” Zarahemla Record 24-26 (Spring, Summer, Fall 1984): 12-15, 21-22.
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The Book of Mormon was written for today. The article contains three charts—one showing how the Book of Mormon contents were divinely controlled, one illustrating that we have less than one percent of what was written, and a chart of the eight tribes of Nephites.

ID = [80791]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Brown, S. Kent. “What Is Isaiah Doing in First Nephi? Or, How Did Lehi’s Family Fare So Far from Home?” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 9–27. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
ID = [36645]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books  Size: 46325  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Ensign. “‘What is it that ye shall hope for?’ (Moroni 7:41).” Ensign December 2020.
ID = [63721]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 167  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:17
Ensign. “‘What is it that ye shall hope for?’ (Moroni 7:41).” Ensign December 2020.
ID = [63723]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1127  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:17
Book of Mormon Central. “What is it to Speak with the Tongue of Angels?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #60. March 23, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephi; Heavenly Ascent; Jesus Christ; Divine Council; Ancient Near East; Ancient Israelite Religion; Angels; Endowment; Temples; Lehi; Isaiah; Theophany; Holy Ghost
ID = [8276]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-23  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10546  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Talmage, James E. “What is Mormonism?” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 87, no. 4 (22 January 1925): 58-64.
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Presents an overview of the contents of the Book of Mormon, emphasizing the fact that Jesus Christ is the central character of the book, and that the LDS church is clearly distinguished from other Christian sects by the manner in which it believes in modern revelation. The Book of Mormon is an example of such revelation.

ID = [81384]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-01-22  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Book of Mormon Central. “What Is So Good about Nephi’s Name?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #445. June 28, 2018.
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Keywords: Nephi; Pun; Hebrew; Egyptian; Ancient Near East; Word Play; Names; Onomastics; Etymology; Evidence
ID = [7891]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-06-28  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12854  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Morris, George Q. “What Is the Book of Mormon.” Deseret News Church Section (7 December 1940): 8.
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The Book of Mormon is not an ordinary history, it is a book with a purpose. It is a “new witness” for Jesus Christ. Its greatest purpose is to convince Jews and Gentiles that Jesus is the Christ. Out of 239 chapters only seventy-five have no relationship with the things of God. The testimony of Nephi and Jacob sustain the idea that the Book of Mormon was written to bear testimony of Jesus Christ.

ID = [80792]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1940-12-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Kirkham, Francis W. “What Is the Book of Mormon?” Deseret News Church Section (21 March 1936): 2, 8.
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The actual translation of the Book of Mormon took place in just under ninety days, though Joseph Smith had the plates from September 22, 1827, to July 1, 1829. The printing contract was made August 25, 1829. The author’s research of 700 items regarding the origin of the Book of Mormon found in the New York City Library confirmed his testimony. A newspaper article is included from the Wayne Sentinel about Martin Harris mortgaging his farm and a quote from Mormonism Unvailed stating that there are affidavits from 60 persons to prove Joseph’s inability to write the book.

ID = [80794]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1936-03-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Morris, George Q. What Is the Book of Mormon?. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1940.
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A KSL radio presentation presenting an overview of the contents of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78764]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1940-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
“What Is the Book of Mormon?” Utah Christian Tract Society 12 (September/October 1979): 2.
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Contains several criticisms of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80793]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. What is the Book of Mormon?. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1982.
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A missionary tract explaining the coming forth and background of the Book of Mormon. Contains photographs of ancient ruins in Central and South America as evidence for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78763]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Parsons, Robert E. “What is the condemnation we are under that President Benson speaks of regarding the Book of Mormon?” Ensign, February 1991.
ID = [49873]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9582  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:16
Norman, V. Garth. “What is the current status of research concerning the ‘Tree of Life’ carving from Chiapas, Mexico?” Ensign, June 1985.
ID = [47148]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7509  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:51
Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Day of the Gentiles?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #44. March 1, 2016.
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Keywords: Gentiles; Isaiah; Nephi; Jews; Nephite Prophetic View; Early Christian Church; Christianity; Promised Land; Restoration
ID = [8292]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-01  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 5906  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Difference Between ‘Robbers" and ‘Thieves" in the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #432. May 10, 2018.
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Keywords: Gadianton Robbers
ID = [7904]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-05-10  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7249  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Doctrine of Christ?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #58. March 21, 2016.
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Keywords: Jesus Christ; Nephi; Doctrine of Christ; First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel; Fourth Article of Faith; Faith; Repentance; Baptism; Holy Ghost; Laying on of Hands; Endure to the End
ID = [8278]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-21  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 6215  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Ensign. “What is the meaning of Luke 16:18 and 3 Nephi 12:32?” Ensign January 1993.
ID = [50850]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4828  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:54
Peterson, H. Donl. “What is the meaning of the Book of Mormon scriptures on eternal hell for the wicked?” Ensign, April 1986.
ID = [47535]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11570  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:55
Sperry, Sidney B. “What Is the Meaning of the Urim and Thummim? And How Did the Instrument Function?” Improvement Era 43, no. 11, November 1940, 657, 690, 692–93.
ID = [67517]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1940-11-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:45
Ensign. “What is the meaning or known fulfillment of the prophecy, ‘Kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers’? (1 Ne. 21:23.).” Ensign August 1994.
ID = [51611]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1994-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8221  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:01
Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Nature and Use of Chariots in the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #126. June 21, 2016.
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Keywords: Chariots; Ancient Near East; Mesoamerica; Ammon; King Lamoni; Warfare; Bible; Old Testament; Hebrew; Maya; Wheels; Evidence
ID = [8210]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-06-21  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 16578  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Purpose of Baptism in the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #59. March 22, 2016.
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Keywords: Baptism; Nephi; Jesus Christ; John the Baptist; Covenants; Repentance; Holy Ghost
ID = [8277]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-03-22  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8264  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Purpose of Democracy in the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #380. November 9, 2017.
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Keywords: Democracy; Reign of the Judges; King Benjamin; King Mosiah; King Noah
ID = [7956]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-11-09  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 8929  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Significance of the Great and Spacious Building?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #546. January 17, 2020.
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Keywords: Great and Spacious Building; Tree of Life; Lehi; Lehi’s Dream; Jeremiah; Bible; Old Testament; Pride
ID = [7790]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-01-17  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 10745  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Godfrey, Kenneth W. “What is the Significance of Zelph in the Study of Book of Mormon Geography?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 2 (1999): 70-79, 88.
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In June 1834, members of Zion’s Camp discovered skeleton bones that Joseph Smith reportedly revealed as belonging to a “white Lamanite” named Zelph. Many Latter-day Saints have referenced this unearthing as evidence that the Book of Mormon took place in North America, rather than in Mesoamerica. This article explores the significance and reliability of the accounts concerning Zelph’s existence, and it claims that although such a discovery is exciting and insightful, many of the accounts are inconsistent and most of the details surrounding Zelph and his life remain unknown. The skeleton cannot, therefore, provide conclusive evidence for anything, and Latter-day Saints should remember that more important than identifying the location of Book of Mormon events is strengthening their belief in the book’s divinity.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Lamanite; Mesoamerica; Smith; Zelph; Zion’s Camp
ID = [3013]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 36821  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Symbolism of the Stained Swords of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #132. June 29, 2016.
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Keywords: Anti-Nephi-Lehies; Amlicites; Mesoamerica; Amulonites; Law of Moses; Law; Death; Murder; War; Weapons; Stain; Blood; Swords; Day of Atonement; Seven; Covenants; Jesus Christ; Atonement; Repentance
ID = [8204]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-06-29  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7615  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Mickelsen, Lynn A. “What Is Truth?” Ensign, November 1990.
ID = [49760]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7880  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:15
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “What is ‘Manuscript Found’?” In Manuscript Found, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996.
ID = [36674]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 46081  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:43
Brown, S. Kent, and Peter N. Johnson, eds. “What Joseph Smith Could Not Have Known.” In Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land
ID = [75526]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Book of Mormon Central. “What Kind of Earthquake Caused the Prison Walls to Fall?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #121. June 14, 2016.
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Keywords: Alma; Amulek; Ammonihah; Prison; Earthquake; Mesoamerica; Geology; Miracles; Moses; Exodus
ID = [8215]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-06-14  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 6999  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What Kind of Ore did Nephi Use to Make the Plates?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #22. January 29, 2016.
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Keywords: Gold Plates; Tumbaga; Nephi; Ore; Metallurgy; Temples; Mesoamerica; Silver; Gold; Archaeology; New World; Promised Land; Evidence
ID = [8314]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-29  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 9478  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “What Makes 3 Nephi the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #206. October 11, 2016.
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Keywords: Holy of Holies; Temples; Christ in America; Jesus Christ; Ancient Israelite Religion; Ancient Israel; Ancient Near East; Sermon on the Mount; Mountain; Bountiful; Heavenly Ascent; Priesthood; High Priest; Priest
ID = [8130]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-10-11  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8806  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “What Makes Mankind an Enemy to God?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #505. March 7, 2019.
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Keywords: Natural Man; Adam and Eve; The Fall; Atonement; Jesus Christ; King Benjamin
ID = [7831]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-03-07  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 10283  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Bowen, Matthew L. “What Meaneth the Rod of Iron?” Insights 25, no. 2 (2005): 2–3.
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Latter-day Saint scholars Hugh W. Nibley and John A. Tvedtnes have discussed at length how a staff, rod, and sword came to be commonly identified with the word of God in the ancient Near East. The evidence they cite from the Bible, the earliest Hebrew commentators, modern biblical scholarship, and elsewhere affirms Nephi ’s unambiguous assertion that the “word of God” is a “rod.”

ID = [2572]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,moses  Size: 30009  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:35
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘What Meaneth the Rod of Iron’?” Insights 25, no. 2 (2005).
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Latter-day Saint scholars Hugh W. Nibley and John A. Tvedtnes have discussed at length how a staff, rod, and sword came to be commonly identified with the word of God in the ancient Near East.¹The evidence they cite from the Bible, the earliest Hebrew commentators, modern biblical scholarship, and elsewhere affirms Nephi’s unambiguous assertion that the “word of God” is a “rod.”

Keywords: Nephi; Book of Mormon; translation; languages
ID = [66780]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Madsen, Ann N. “What Meaneth the Words That Are Written?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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When the prophet Abinadi preached repentance to the Nephites, the people were upset and turned him over to King Noah. While in the king’s presence, Abinadi explained to the king and to the priests the meaning of Isaiah’s messianic prophecies. Although they did not heed Abinadi’s teaching, modern readers of the Book of Mormon are now able to better understand the life of Jesus Christ and the key principles of the atonement through Abinadi’s teachings.

ID = [3051]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 46908  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Barber, Ian. What Mormonism Isn’t: A Response to the Research of Jerald and Sandra Tanner. Aukland, New Zealand: Pioneer, 1981.
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A response to Jerald and Sandra Tanner, who oppose the teachings of the Book of Mormon. Pages 4-11 discuss issues relating to the translation of the Book of Mormon and describe how it relates to the language of the text.

ID = [78765]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Ryser, Elizabeth K. “What Nephi Teaches about Overcoming Discouragement.” Ensign, July 1986.
ID = [47675]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6783  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:56
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “What Nephi’s Vision Teaches about the Bible and the Book of Mormon.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
ID = [35272]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 48026  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:32
Anderson, Kenneth W. “What Parents Should Teach Their Children from the Book of Mosiah.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 23–36. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
ID = [36829]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 26883  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:44
Book of Mormon Central. “What Parts of the Old Testament Were on the Plates of Brass?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #410. February 22, 2018.
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Keywords: Melchizedek; Pentateuch; Books of Moses; Plates of Brass; Bible; Old Testament; Moses; Alma
ID = [7926]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-02-22  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 12064  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Ensign. “What Plain and Precious Truths Were Restored by the Book of Mormon?” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63257]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 585  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:14
Bennion, Kenneth S. “What Plates Came from Cumorah?” Instructor 89 (January 1954): 64-65.
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Provides a description of the various sets of plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated and includes a serviceable diagram of the plates.

ID = [80795]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1954-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Morris, Nephi Lowell. “What Prophecy Asserts, History Affirms.” Improvement Era 4, no. 12 (1901): 895-900.
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The Monroe Doctrine states that the United States government will overthrow any type of monarchy set up on the western continent. This corresponds with the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 10:11-14 where it says that no king will be set upon the American continent. The south side of the pyramid of Zochicako tells of a destruction in the land that Morris relates to the destruction before Christ appeared on the American continent (3 Nephi 8-9).

Keywords: 2 Nephi, 3 Nephi, Prophecy
ID = [76865]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1901-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Book of Mormon Central. “What Role Does the Book of Mormon Play in Missionary Work?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #288. March 17, 2017.
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Keywords: Missionary Work; Gentiles; Nephi; Joseph Smith; Church History; Book of Mormon Printing
ID = [8048]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-03-17  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11930  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “What Role Should Scholarship Play in Studying the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #487. November 22, 2018.
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Keywords: Scholarship; History; Geography; Literature; Book of Mormon
ID = [7849]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-11-22  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 15707  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Sacrifices did Lehi Offer to God in the Wilderness?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #545. January 9, 2020.
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Keywords: Lehi’s Journey to the Promised Land; Lehi; Sacrifice; Law of Moses; Atonement; Temple; Priesthood; Evidence
ID = [7791]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-01-09  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 7936  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
What Shall We Believe?. Phoenix, AZ: Visual Arts Co.,n.d.
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Shows the organization of the Church, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon as the stick of Joseph, the plan of salvation, and the first principles of the gospel. Contains charts of the chronology of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78766]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
McKim, B. L. “What Shall We Do with the Book of Mormon?” Independence, MO: n.p.,n.d.
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Contends that the Book of Mormon has greater authority than the living oracles of the Church. “Other things, which were added to the Church after the translation of that book may be proven not true and still the Church stand, but not so with the Book of Mormon”

ID = [78767]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘What Thank They the Jews’? (2 Nephi 29:4): A Note on the Name ‘Judah’ and Antisemitism.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 12 (2014): 111-125.
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The Hebrew Bible explains the meaning of the personal and tribal name “Judah”—from which the term “Jews” derives—in terms of “praising” or “thanking” (*ydy/ydh). In other words, the “Jews” are those who are to be “praised out of a feeling of gratitude.” This has important implications for the Lord’s words to Nephi regarding Gentile ingratitude and antisemitism: “And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them?” (2 Nephi 29:4). Gentile Christian antisemitism, like the concomitant doctrine of supersessionism, can be traced (in part) to widespread misunderstanding and misapplication of Paul’s words regarding Jews and “praise” (Romans 2:28-29). Moreover, the strongest scriptural warnings against antisemitism are to be found in the Book of Mormon, which also offers the reassurance that the Jews are still “mine ancient covenant people” (2 Nephi 29:4-5) and testifies of the Lord’s love and special concern for them.

ID = [4279]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 30998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:44:56
Sperry, Sidney B. “What the Book of Mormon Is.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 1 (1995).
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The records of the Nephite, Jaredite, and Mulekite peoples comprise the Book of Mormon, of which Mormon is the principal editor. Four divisions are evident—namely, the small plates of Nephi, Mormon’s explanatory notes, the literary labors of Mormon, and the literary labors of Moroni. The first division, the small plates of Nephi, is analyzed in this chapter.

ID = [2897]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 24301  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Sperry, Sidney B. “What the Book of Mormon Is (Concluded).” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 1 (1995): 28-40.
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An analysis of the text of 3 Nephi to Moroni. Third Nephi was written by Nephi, the son of Nephi, the son of Helaman. Fourth Nephi in turn was written by the son of Nephi3, also called Nephi, and Nephi’s son Amos and grandsons Amos and his brother Ammaron. The book of Mormon was principally inscribed by Mormon and Moroni. The book of Ether exposes the terrible end of a people persisting in wickedness. The book of Moroni shows his love for his enemies.

Keywords: 3 Nephi; 4 Nephi; Abridgment; Ammaron; Amos (Son of Amos); Amos (Son of Nephi); Ether; History; Mormon; Moroni; Nephite
ID = [2899]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 25705  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Sperry, Sidney B. “What the Book of Mormon Is (Continued).” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 1 (1995): 18-27.
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An analysis of the Words of Mormon to Helaman, including Mormon’s abridgment between the small and large plates of Nephi. The teachings of Benjamin, Mosiah, Abinadi, Alma, and his son, Alma the Younger. Helaman’s and Shiblon’s writings in the book of Alma are set forth. Alma the Younger is to the Book of Mormon as Paul is to the New Testament. The book of Helaman covers fifty years of Nephite history.

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Abridgment; Alma the Elder; Alma the Younger; Helaman (Son of Alma the Younger); King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Shiblon (Son of Alma the Younger)
ID = [2898]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 11747  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Bailey, George H. “What the Book of Mormon Means to Me.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 90, no. 18 (3 May 1928): 286-88.
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A testimonial of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Provides a very brief account of the contents of the Book of Mormon and shares the lessons learned and the spiritual strength received by the author from the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81403]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1928-05-03  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:01
Hansen, Hans H. What the Book of Mormon Means to Me. Hammond, IN: Church of Christ, 1970.
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A tract in which the author bears testimony about the value of the Book of Mormon and provides comments about secret oaths and priesthood.

ID = [78768]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Nelson, Russell M. “What the Book of Mormon Teaches about the Love of God.” Ensign, October 2011.
ID = [59426]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2011-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5854  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:01:34
Matthews, Robert J. “What the Book of Mormon Tells Us about Jesus Christ.” In The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture, ed. Paul R. Cheesman, 21–43. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.
ID = [36971]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 49543  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:45
Matthews, Robert J. “What the Book of Mormon Tells Us about the Bible.” In Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 20th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, edited by Bruce A. Van Orden and Brent L. Top, 93-113. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1992.
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The Book of Mormon declares the Bible to be a sacred and true record, but it sustained serious losses in its early stages, which has caused considerable stumbling. Many biblical scholars today reject the authenticity of many of the teachings of Jesus. The Book of Mormon confirms the truthfulness of the Bible.

ID = [81058]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:59
Edwards, Kay P. “What the Doctrine and Covenants Says about the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, January 1989.
ID = [48887]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,ensign  Size: 11810  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:08
Book of Mormon Central. “What the Exodus Teaches Us about the Atonement.” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #419. March 27, 2018.
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Keywords: Bible; Old Testament; Alma; Exodus; Moses
ID = [7917]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-03-27  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 6813  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Welch, John W. “What the Original Book of Mormon Manuscript Is Not.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 293-295. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Translation
ID = [75707]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 4321  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Marlowe, Eric-Jon K. “‘What Therefore God Hath Joined Together, Let No Man Put Asunder’” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
ID = [35320]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 30133  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:32
Caldwell, C. Max. “‘What Think Ye of Christ?’” Ensign, February 1984.
ID = [46536]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 15589  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:46
Oaks, Dallin H. “‘What Think Ye of Christ?’” Ensign, November 1988.
ID = [48815]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1988-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 16141  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:58:08
McConkie, Bruce R. “What Think Ye of the Book of Mormon?” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1983.
ID = [15294]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1983-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference,mcconkie  Size: 12453  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:05:11
McConkie, Bruce R. “What Think Ye of the Book of Mormon?” Ensign, November 1983.
ID = [46455]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,mcconkie  Size: 12315  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:45
Book of Mormon Central. “What Unique Doctrines Did the Lord Reveal through the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #293. March 29, 2017.
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Keywords: Church History; Restoration; Joseph Smith; Plain and Precious; Godhead; Plan of Salvation; Heavenly Father; Jesus Christ; Holy Ghost; Priesthood; Fall; Atonement; House of Israel
ID = [8043]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-03-29  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 15990  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “What Vision Guides Nephi’s Choice of Isaiah Chapters?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #38. February 22, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephi; Isaiah; Bible; Old Testament; Nephite Prophetic View; Jews; Gentiles; Jesus Christ; Prophecy
ID = [8298]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-22  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom,old-test  Size: 7394  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Welch, John W. “What Was a ”Mosiah”?” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: King Mosiah; Language - Hebrew; Mosiah (Book); Mosiah the Elder; Name; Onomastics; Redeemer; Savior
ID = [66471]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What Was Hugh Nibley Thinking About When He Landed His Jeep on the Beach on D-Day?” In “Insight Videos about Hugh Nibley Interpreter Foundation,” by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, FAIR. 8 April 2021. Video.
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On the dawn of one of the most daring and dangerous events of World War II, the typical soldier would hardly be thinking deep thoughts about puzzling intellectual problems. But then again, Hugh Nibley was not the typical World War II soldier. He said, “As we were a couple of feet under water, then it really hit me—how astonishing the Book of Mormon truly is.”
In this video, we will show how Nibley’s pioneering research on Lehi’s trail in Arabia provided the foundation for additional discoveries by other researchers generally confirming and enriching his early hunches.

ID = [2380]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2021-04-03  Collections:  bom,bradshaw,nibley  Size: 17441  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:34
Ensign. “What Was Jerusalem Like in Lehi’s Time?” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63255]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1584  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:06:14
Book of Mormon Central. “What Was Mormon’s Purpose in Writing the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #230. November 14, 2016.
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Keywords: Mormon; Editor; Redaction; Abridgment; Prophecy; Prophets; Promised Land; Holy Ghost; Jesus Christ; Testimony
ID = [8106]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-11-14  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 12904  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:55
Book of Mormon Central. “What Was on the Lost 116 Pages?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #452. July 24, 2018.
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Keywords: Joseph Smith; Church History; Martin Harris; 116 pages; Book of Lehi; Evidence
ID = [7884]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-07-24  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11065  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Book of Mormon Central. “What Was One of the Main Causes of Warfare in the Book of Mormon?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #523. July 5, 2019.
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Keywords: Warfare; War Chapters; Nehor; Kishkumen; Leadership; King
ID = [7813]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2019-07-05  Collections:  bmc-archive,bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8860  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Doxey, Roy W. “What was the approximate weight of the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated?” Ensign, December 1986.
ID = [47908]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3906  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:58
Book of Mormon Central. “What was the Great and Terrible Gulf in Lehi’s Dream?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #14. January 19, 2016.
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Keywords: Gulf; Lehi’s Dream; Tree of Life; Wadi; Water; Desert; Hell; Lehi’s Journey to the Promised Land; Ancient Near East; Geography; Ancient Israel; Arabia; Top KnoWhys; Evidence
ID = [8322]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-01-19  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 5918  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Book of Mormon Central. “What Was the Nature of Nephite Fortifications?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #158. August 4, 2016.
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Keywords: Nephites; Lamanites; War Chapters; Warfare; Moroni; Captain Moroni; Fortifications; Military; Mesoamerica; Archaeology; Heartland; Evidence
ID = [8178]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-08-04  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 11835  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:56
Book of Mormon Central. “What Was the Sword of Laban Like?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #401. January 23, 2018.
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Keywords: Archaeology; Evidence; Metallurgy; Ancient Israel; Laban; Nephi; Sword of Laban
ID = [7935]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2018-01-23  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 14062  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:18
Widtsoe, John A. “What Was the Vocabulary of Joseph Smith?” Improvement Era 54, no. 6 (1951): 399, 476.
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This article argues that any translation will reflect the vocabulary of the translator, and such was the case with Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. An average “fairly well-educated” person possesses an 8,000 word vocabulary. Joseph Smith as a youth would have had a substantially smaller vocabulary. Interestingly, the Book of Mormon has a total vocabulary (including person and place names) of 3,307 words.

Keywords: Authenticity, Authorship, Book of Mormon Authorship, Book of Mormon Names, Book of Mormon Translation
ID = [76947]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1951-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Millet, Robert L. “What We Believe.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, February 3, 1998.
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Our conduct and our way of life cannot be separated from our doctrine, for what we believe empowers and directs what we do.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Christianity; Church Doctrine; Communication; Eternal Life; Gospel; Progression; Questions; Truth; Podcast: Classic Speeches; Podcast: Come; Follow Me
ID = [69144]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1998-02-03  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:58
Moore, Richard G. “What We Learn from Alma’s Messages to His Sons.” Religious Educator Vol. 20 no. 2 (2019).
ID = [38364]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2019-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 43825  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:55
Hoppe, Edward W. “What We Learned from Our Book of Mormon Project: Report from the Field.” Ensign, March 1973.
ID = [41618]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1973-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3742  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:57:36
Ensign. “What were the ages of Helaman’s ‘stripling warriors’?” Ensign September 1992.
ID = [50665]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2877  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:00:52
Book of Mormon Central. “What Were the ‘Other Records’ Nephi Saw in Vision?” The Book of Mormon Central website. KnoWhy #376. October 26, 2017.
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Keywords: Records; History; Nephi; Lehi; Bible; Manuscripts; Dead Sea Scrolls; Evidence
ID = [7960]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2017-10-26  Collections:  bmc-knowhys,bom  Size: 8310  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:19
Brown, S. Kent. “What Were Those Sacrifices Offered by Lehi?” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 1–8. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.
ID = [36646]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 18652  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:42
Christensen, Craig C. “What Would Mormon and Moroni Say to You Today?” Graduation, Brigham Young University—Idaho, May 21, 2020.
ID = [72095]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-05-21  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Walters, Wesley P. “Whatever Happened to the Book of Mormon?” Eternity 31 (May 1980): 32-34.
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An evangelical approach to the Book of Mormon criticizing the work for various alleged anachronisms found in it.

ID = [80796]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:58:57
Tvedtnes, John A. “What’s in a Name? A Look at the Book of Mormon Onomasticon.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): 34-42.
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Review of I Know Thee by Name: Hebrew Roots of Lehi-ite Non-Biblical Names in the Book of Mormon (1995), by Joseph R. and Norrene V. Salonimer

Keywords: Language - Hebrew; Onomastics; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
ID = [243]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 12344  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “What’s in a Name? Alma as a Hebrew Name.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7, no. 1 (1998): 72-73.
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The name Alma appears more frequently in the Book of Mormon than any other name besides Nephi. The name has a logical derivation from a Hebrew root that means “youth” or “lad.”

Keywords: Alma the Elder; Alma the Younger; Language - Hebrew; Name; Onomastics
ID = [2982]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 6921  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Thomasson, Gordon C. “What’s in a Name? Book of Mormon Language, Names, and [Metonymic] Naming.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 1-27.
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Anthropological perspectives lend insight on names and on the social and literary function of names in principle and in the Book of Mormon. A discussion of the general function of names in kinship; secret names; and names, ritual, and rites of passage precedes a Latter-day Saint perspective. Names and metonymy are used symbolically. Examples include biblical and Book of Mormon metonymic naming, nomenclature, and taxonomy. Biblical laws of purity form the foundation for a pattern of metonymic associations with the name Lamanite, where the dichotomy of clean/unclean is used to give name to social alienation and pollution.

Keywords: Anthropology; Lamanite; Language; Literature; Metonymic; Name
ID = [2855]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 59217  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Hoskisson, Paul Y., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee. “What’s in a Name? Irreantum.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11, no. 1 (2002): 90-93, 114-115.
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The Book of Mormon was written in a language that was grounded in Hebrew and Egyptian; the people of the Book of Mormon most likely spoke this same language. It is interesting, then, that the Book of Mormon authors periodically included definitions for certain terms that they used in their writing, as if their audience did not understand them. This technique, known as a gloss, suggests that those terms may not have been a part of that ancient language. In an attempt to uncover the true origin of such words, this article dissects the Book of Mormon term Irreantum and delves into its linguistic characteristics to determine whether the term could have originated from Hebrew, Egyptian, ancient South Semitic, or another language.

Keywords: Egyptian; Gloss; Irreantum; Language; Language - Hebrew; Name; Onomastics; Reformed Egyptian; Semitic
ID = [3091]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 21817  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “What’s in a Name? Mormon—Part 1.” Insights 32, no. 2 (2012).
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Despite sporadic attempts to sideline the name Mormon in favor of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter­day Saints,” it continues to be used as the most ubiquitous moniker for the Church. Members of the Church are known as “Mormons.” It appears in the title of the keystone publication of the Restoration, The Book of Mormon. Within the book bearing this name, Mormon is, firstof all, the name of the waters in the forest of Mormon (Mosiah 18:8; Alma 5:3) in the land of Mormon (Mosiah 18:30). Of course, Mormon is also the name of the military leader who abridged the Nephite records (Words of Mormon 1:1, 3; Mormon 1:1; 2:1).

Keywords: Mormon; Mormons; name; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
ID = [66990]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Barney, Kevin L. “What’s in a Name? Playing in the Onomastic Sandbox.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 29 (2018): 251-272.
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Abstract: Name as Key-Word brings together a collection of essays, many of them previously published, whose consistent theme is exploring examples of onomastic wordplay or puns in Mormon scripture in general and the Book of Mormon in particular. Without a knowledge of the meaning of these names, the punning in the scriptural accounts would not be recognized by modern English readers. Exploring the (probable) meanings of these names helps to open our eyes to how the scriptural authors used punning and other forms of wordplay to convey their messages in a memorable way.
Review of Matthew L. Bowen, Name as Key-Word: Collected Essays on Onomastic Wordplay and the Temple in Mormon Scripture (Salt Lake City: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2018). 408 pp., $24.95.

ID = [3636]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 51149  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:42
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “What’s in a Name? Sebus.” Insights 32, no. 1 (2012).
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When I first began studying Book of Mormon proper names more than 30 years ago, the name Sebus appeared to present a Gordian knot. Hebrew words, like other Semitic words in gen- eral, are most often built on a structure of three different consonants. This language feature emphasizes the consonants and their sequence and order. The problem with Sebus is that its first and third consonants, /s/ and /s/, are the same— something that is extremely rare in any Semitic language. That being the case, for a long time I shelved any attempt to etymologize Sebus.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Sebus; language; consonants
ID = [66985]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “What’s in a name?: Nephi.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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Though the name Nephi conforms in some ways to common Semitic patterns, none of the possible consonantal roots that appear in Hebrew can be applied to the name. Other possible sources such as Ugaritic or Egyptian may be considered.

ID = [3046]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 18478  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “What’s in a Name?: The Name Cumorah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13 no. 1 (2004).
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Unlike the case of some place-names in the Book of Mormon, the book does not explain how the land and the hill Cumorah received their designation in the Nephite record. The name Cumorah lends itself to several possible etymological explanations, which Hoskisson discusses in this article.

ID = [3150]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 26624  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39