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Robinson, Ezra C. “Zalmonah, from Book of Mormon History: Prologue and Four Acts.” Bountiful, UT: n.p.,n.d.
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A fictionalized play (based on Ether 8-9) characterizing Omer, Akish, Jared, Zalmonah (Jared’s daughter), and the struggle for the Jaredite throne. Comprises a prologue and four acts.

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Times and Seasons. “Zarahemla.” Times and Seasons Vol. 3, no. 23: October 1, 1842.
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Thayer, Douglas H. “Zarahemla.” Brigham Young University Studies 14, no. 2 (1974): 179.
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Fields, Paul J., and Paul J. Fields. “Zarahemla Revisited: Neville’s Newest Novel.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 17 (2016): 13-61.
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Abstract: This article is the third in a series of three articles responding to the recent assertion by Jonathan Neville that Benjamin Winchester was the anonymous author of three unsigned editorials published in Nauvoo in 1842 in the Times and Seasons. The topic of the unsigned editorials was the possible relationship of archeological discoveries in Central America to places described in the Book of Mormon narrative. The first article shows that, contrary to Neville’s claims, Winchester was not a proponent of a Mesoamerican setting for the Book of Mormon, but rather a hemispheric one. Since this was a view commonly held by early Mormons, his ideas did not warrant any anonymity for their dissemination. The second article shows that, also contrary to Neville’s claims, Joseph Smith was not opposed to considering Central American geographic parallels to the Book of Mormon. The Prophet even seemed to find such possibilities interesting and supportive of the Book of Mormon. This third article shows that despite Neville’s circumstantial speculations, the historical and stylometric evidence is overwhelmingly against Winchester as the author of the Central America editorials.

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Bokovoy, David E., and Pedro Olavarria. “Zarahemla: Revisiting the ‘Seed of Compassion’” Insights 30, no. 5 (2010).
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More than ten years ago, Stephen Ricks and John Tvedtnes presented a case for interpreting the Book of Mormon proper noun Zarahemla as a Hebraic construct meaning “seed of compassion” or “child of grace, pity, or compassion.” The authors theorized: It may be that the Mulekite leader was given that name because his ancestor had been rescued when the other sons of King Zedekiah were slain during the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem. [See Mosiah 25:2.] To subsequent Nephite generations, it may have even suggested the deliverance of their own ancestors from Jerusalem prior to its destruction or the anticipation of Christ’s coming.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; texts; Bible; literary
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Welch, John W. “Zenez, Zenec, Cenez, Kenaz-Zenoch, Zenos.” Friend 20 (October 1990): 8-9.
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Children’s illustrated story of Zeniff and his people.

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Jackson, Kent P. “Zenock.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 4. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Old Testament, Prophets, Zenock/Zenoch (Prophet)
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“Zenos.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 4. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Old Testament, Prophets, Zenos (Prophet)
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Seely, David Rolph, and John W. Welch. “Zenos and the Texts of the Old Testament.” The Witness: Newsletter of the Foundation for Research on Ancient America 70 (Fall 1990): 11.
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Cites the teachings and prophecies of Zenos included in the Book of Mormon to demonstrate his importance as a prophet.

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Welch, John W., and David Rolph Seely. “Zenos and the Texts of the Old Testament.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 322—46. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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The chronology of the use of plant imagery

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Grover, Jerry D., Jr. Ziff, Magic Goggles, and Golden Plates: Etymology of Zyf and a Metallurgical Analysis of the Book of Mormon Plates. Provo, UT: Grover Publishing, 2015.
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The identification of the mysterious material ziff from the Book of Mormon was a mystery from the time of the initial publication of the Book of Mormon until now. Finally, the linguistic and metallurgical meaning of ziff has been determined. Jerry Grover, a professional civil engineer, geologist, and translator has been able to determine the ancient term for ziff and to define its meaning, both anciently in the Old World and in the New World setting of the Book of Mormon. In addition, a detailed metallurgical analysis of the material and techniques used to construct the Book of Mormon plates has also been completed. The author’s approach is meticulous and scientific. This book is a significant event in Book of Mormon studies and is a book that must be read by every serious student of the Book of Mormon and of Mesoamerican studies. The author is dedicating all proceeds from the book to additional scientific studies to cast further light on the ancient setting of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Brass Plates, Gold Plates, Metallurgy, Plates, Ziff
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Thomas, M. Catherine. “Zion and the Spirit of the At-One-Ment.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. This transcript of a video lecture was prepared by the staff of the Portland Institute of Religion. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Catherine Thomas emphasizes that a condition of peace is necessary in order for us to experience the companionship of the Spirit. We are prone to experience troubled relationships, but we can by our own volition elect to develop a satisfying sense of at-one-ment with our associates. The Book of Mormon describes dysfunctional families, including Lehi’s. Nephi explains in his psalm (2 Nephi 4) that how we are judged will not be based on what others do to us, but on how we react to them.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
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Skinner, Andrew C. “Zion Gained and Lost: Fourth Nephi as the Quintessential Model.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 289–302. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
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LePoidevin, Cecil George. “Zion, Land of Promise: An Atlas Study of Book of Mormon Geography.” N.p.: n.p., 1977.
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An atlas containing numerous drawings of maps in which various geographical locations in the Book of Mormon are identified. Migration patterns, battle sites, missionary routes, and the paths of explorations are mapped. Relevant Book of Mormon verses are offered with some commentary.

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O’Driscoll, Jeffrey S. “Zion, Zion, Zion: Keys to Understanding Ether 13.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
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Zinner, Samuel. “‘Zion’ and ‘Jerusalem’ as Lady Wisdom in Moses 7 and Nephi’s Tree of Life Vision: Reverberations of Enoch and Asherah in Nineteenth Century America.” In Textual and Comparative Explorations in 1 & 2 Enoch, edited by Samuel Zinner. Ancient Scripture and Texts 1, 239–273. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2014.
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Zinner, Samuel. “‘Zion’ and ‘Jerusalem’ as Lady Wisdom in Moses 7 and Nephi’s Tree of Life Vision.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 12 (2014): 281-323.
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Editor’s Note: This article is drawn from a chapter in Samuel Zinner’s new book entitled Textual and Comparative Explorations in 1 and 2 Enoch (Provo, UT: The Interpreter Foundation/Eborn Books, 2014). The book is now available online for purchase (e.g., Amazon, FairMormon Bookstore) and will be available in selected bookstores in October 2014. The other new temple books from Interpreter are also now available for purchase. Click here for more details.
The essay traces lines of continuity between ancient middle eastern traditions of Asherah in her various later Jewish, Christian, and Mormon forms. Especially relevant in Jewish texts are Lady Wisdom (Proverbs 8; Sirach 24; Baruch 3-4), Daughter of Zion (Lamentations; Isaiah); Lady Zion and Mother Jerusalem (4 Ezra), Binah in kabbalah etc. The divine feminine in the Jewish-Christian texts Odes of Solomon 19 and Shepherd of Hermas is examined, as well as in Pauline Christian texts, namely, the Letter to the Galatians and the writings of Irenaeus (Against Heresies and Apostolic Preaching). Dependence of Hermas on the Parables of Enoch is documented. The essay identifies parallels between some of the above ancient sources and traditions about Zion and other forms of the feminine divine in 19th century America, specifically in the Mormon scriptures (Moses 7 and Nephi 11). While recognizing the corporate nature of the Enochic city of Zion in Moses 7, the essay argues that this Zion also parallels the hypostatic Lady Zion of Jewish canonical and extracanonical scriptures, especially 4 Ezra. The essay also points how the indigenous trope of Mother Earth parallels forms of the divine feminine stretching from the ancient middle eastern Asherah, the Jewish Lady Wisdom and Shekhinah, the Christian Holy Spirit, to the Mormon Enochic Zion.

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Nyman, Monte S. “Zoram.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 4. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Apostasy, Servants, Warfare
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Paxman, David B. “Zoram and I: Getting Our Stories Straight.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, July 27, 2010.
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Faith in Jesus Christ has the power to help us get our stories straight, and I pray that, like Zoram, we will see that our life’s circumstances are often the very conditions in which God has chosen to bless us as He helps us work out our lives.

Keywords: Attitude; Perspective
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Benson, Sherrie Mills. “The Zoramite Separation: A Sociological Perspective.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14 no. 1 (2005).
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The Zoramites’ transformation from quiescent dissidents to aggressive enemies of their former brethren and mother culture is a powerful study of human nature. The Book of Mormon does not delineate the reasons that the Zoramites separated themselves from the larger population at Zarahemla, but they obviously felt a great deal of animosity toward their former brethren. Perhaps they had been marginalized in Nephite society because of their ethnicity. They constructed a culture that deliberately differed in many ways from that at Zarahemla, and they expelled all who were converted by Alma. Because of their extreme hatred of the Nephites, the Zoramites ultimately joined with the Lamanites as fierce enemies of the Nephites.

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Reynolds, George. “The Zoramites.” Juvenile Instructor 14, no. 23 (1879): 272-273.
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Retells the story of the Zoramites, explaining their heresies, their persecution of poor people, and the resulting war.

Keywords: Apostasy, Zoramite (Apostate Group)
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Reynolds, George. “The Zoramites.” Juvenile Instructor 14 (1 December 1879): 272-73.
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Retells the story of the Zoramites, explaining their heresies, their persecution of poor people, and the resulting war.

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Reynolds, George. “The Zoramites.” Juvenile Instructor 14, no. 23 (1879): 272-273.
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Retells the story of the Zoramites, explaining their heresies, their persecution of poor people, and the resulting war.

Keywords: Apostasy, Zoramite (Apostate Group)
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Hopkin, Shon D., and Shon D. Hopkin. “The Zoramites and Costly Apparel: Symbolism and Irony.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 1 (2013).
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The Zoramite narratives of Alma 31-35 and Alma 43-44 are richly symbolic accounts woven with many subtle details regarding the imporatnce of costly apparel and riches as an outward evidence of pride. This literary analysis focuses on how Mormon as editor structured the Zoramite narrative and used clothing as a metaphor to show the dangers of pride and the blessings afforded by humble adherence to God’s teachings and covenants. The Zoramite’s pride--as evidenced by their focus on costly apparel, gold, silver, and fine goods (Alma 31:24-25, 28)--competes with the foundational Book of Mormon teaching that the obedient will “ prosper in the land” (1 Nephi 4:14; Mosiah 1:7). The story deveops this tension between pride and true prosperity by employing the metaphor of clothing to set up several dramatic ironies.

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