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2020
BYU Studies. “Index of Scriptures and Other Sources.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 – Supplement (2020): 359.
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Ensign. “Looking to the Future, Lifted by the Past.” Ensign January 2020.
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Ensign. “Leipzig, Germany.” Ensign January 2020.
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Ensign. “Jesus Christ Is the ….” Ensign January 2020.
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Ensign. “Rachel Lighthall.” Ensign January 2020.
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Ensign. “Gathering Israel through Ministering.” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63248]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 7189  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “Family Study Fun.” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63249]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 4020  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “What Church Leaders Are Saying about the Book of Mormon.” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > General Topics > Quotes
ID = [63253]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8094  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “Which Plates Did the Book of Mormon Come From?” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Translation and Publication > Gold Plates
ID = [63254]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1573  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “What Was Jerusalem Like in Lehi’s Time?” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Places > Ancient Near East > Jerusalem
ID = [63255]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1584  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “What Does the Fruit in Lehi’s Vision Symbolize?” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Symbolism
ID = [63256]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1383  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “What Plain and Precious Truths Were Restored by the Book of Mormon?” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Plainness
ID = [63257]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 585  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “Introductory Pages of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Basic Resources > Overviews and Student Manuals
ID = [63262]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3490  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “1 Nephi 1–7.” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Come, Follow Me
ID = [63263]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3156  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “1 Nephi 8–10.” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Come, Follow Me
ID = [63264]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2427  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “1 Nephi 11–15.” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Come, Follow Me
ID = [63265]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3053  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “1 Nephi 16–22.” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Come, Follow Me
ID = [63266]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2113  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “Children and Youth: Starting Strong.” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63269]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 23301  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “October 2019 General Conference.” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63270]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 3811  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “Shame versus Guilt: Help for Discerning God’s Voice from Satan’s Lies.” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63276]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 2004  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “Insights from Young Adults.” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63287]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 1354  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ensign. “Come, Follow Me Shareable Scriptures.” Ensign January 2020.
ID = [63288]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 380  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Absher, J. S. “The Rain on Alan Avenue.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 24.
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Alabodi, Evita. “Choosing Eternity.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63279]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 5498  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Alford, Kenneth L. Saints at War: The Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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This volume is a compilation of inspirational stories shared by Latter-day Saints who served on the front lines in several recent military conflicts. These stories detail their trials, challenges, setbacks, faith, courage, and numerous victories in overcoming extraordinary circumstances. This book is filled with remarkable first-person accounts from Latter-day Saint soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, and civilians who served in the Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. Their amazing stories—published together for the first time—chronicle the sacrifice, dedication, and humor of day-to-day life in modern combat zones. This book also shares the story of how fully functioning districts of the Church were organized and operated in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq to meet the spiritual needs of the Church members there. Richly illustrated with photographs from the participants, this book will introduce you to a new generation of Latter-day Saint heroes. ISBN 978-1-9443-9487-5

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
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Anderson, Veronica. “Mormon Cinema: Origins to 1952.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 239.
ID = [10331]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  byu-studies  Size: 2391  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:09
Arp, Nathan J. “Count Your Many Mormons: Mormon’s Personalized and Personal Messages in Mosiah 18 and 3 Nephi 5.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 75-86.
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Abstract: The present work analyzes the narrative art Mormon employs, specifically Mormon’s unique strategies for personalized and personal messaging, which can be seen in how Mormon connects the narration of the baptism at the waters of Mormon in Mosiah chapter 18 with his self- introductory material in 3 Nephi chapter 5. In these narratives, Mormon seems to simultaneously present an overt personalized message about Christ and a covert personal connection to Alma1 through the almost excessive repetition of his own name. Mormon discreetly plants evidence to suggest his intention for the careful re-reader to discover that Mormon was a 12th generation descendant of the first Alma. Mormon’s use of personalizing and personal messages lends emotive power to his narratives and shines a light on Mormon’s love for Christ’s church.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Persons and Peoples > Mormon
Book of Mormon Topics > Places > Americas > Book of Mormon Geography > Waters of Mormon
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Aston, Warren P. “Nephi’s ‘Shazer’: The Fourth Arabian Pillar of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 53-72.
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Abstract: Many Book of Mormon students are aware that several locations along Lehi’s Trail through the Arabian Peninsula now have surprising and impressive evidence of plausibility, including the River Laman, Valley of Lemuel, Nahom, and Bountiful. One specific named location that has received much less attention is Shazer, a brief hunting stop mentioned in only two verses. After reviewing the potential etymology of the name, Warren Aston provides new information from discoveries made during field work in late 2019 at the prime candidate for the Valley of Lemuel, discoveries that lead to new understanding about the path to Shazer. Contrary to previous assumptions about Lehi’s journey, Aston shows there was no need to backtrack through the Valley of Lemuel to begin the “south-southeast” journey toward Shazer. It appears that Nephi’s description of crossing the river from the family’s campsite and then going south-southeast toward Shazer is exactly what can be done from the most likely candidate for a campsite in the most likely candidate for the Valley of Lemuel. In light of fieldwork and further information, Aston also reviews the merits of several locations that have been proposed for Shazer and points to a fully plausible, even probable, location for Shazer. The account of Shazer, like Nahom, the River of Laman/Valley of Lemuel, and Bountiful, may now be a fourth Arabian pillar anchoring and supporting the credibility of the Book of Mormon’s Old World account.
And it came to pass that we did take our tents
and depart into the wilderness, across the river Laman.
And it came to pass that we traveled for the space of four days,
nearly a south-southeast direction,
and we did pitch our tents again;
and we did call the name of the place Shazer.
And it came to pass that we did take our bows and our arrows,
and go forth into the wilderness to slay food for our families;
and after we had slain food for our families
we did return again to our families in the wilderness,
to the place of Shazer.
—1 Nephi 16:12-14.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Places > Ancient Near East > Arabia > Shazer
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Atwood, Ryan. “Lehi’s Dream and the Plan of Salvation.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 141-162.
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Abstract: Lehi’s dream symbolically teaches us about many aspects of Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. The central message of Lehi’s dream is that all must come unto Jesus Christ in order to be saved. Each of us has the choice to pursue the path that leads to eternal joy and salvation or to choose a different way and experience undesirable outcomes. In this paper, elements of Lehi’s dream and supporting scriptures are analyzed to see how they relate to key aspects of the plan of salvation and our journey through life.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Plan of Salvation
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Bagley, Scott Royal. “A Jershon Classroom.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 1 (2020).
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Learning
RSC Topics > Q — S > Scriptures
RSC Topics > T — Z > Youth
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Bahr, Damon L. “Teaching in the Savior’s Way: True Principles in Both Spiritual and Secular Learning.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 1 (2020).
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Education
RSC Topics > L — P > Learning
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Ballard, M. Russell. “How the Lord Prepared the World for the Restoration.” Ensign, January 2020.
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Barney, Kevin L. “Baptized for the Dead.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 103-150.
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Abstract: This thorough treatment of the mention of baptism for the dead in 1 Corinthians 15:29 gives a meticulous analysis of Paul’s Greek argument, and lays out the dozens (or perhaps hundreds) of theories that have been put forth with respect to its interpretation. Barney concludes that “the most natural reading” and the “majority contemporary scholarly reading” is that of “vicarious baptism.” Therefore, “the Prophet Joseph Smith’s reading of the passage to refer to such a practice was indeed correct.”
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See Kevin L. Barney, “Baptized for the Dead,” in “To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson and Daniel C. Peterson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2017), 9–58. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/to-seek-the-law-of-the-lord-essays-in-honor-of-john-w-welch-2/.]
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Barney, Ronald O. “The Restoration of the Priesthoods.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Barton, Leah. “You Can’t Rush Repentance.” Ensign, January 2020.
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Baugh, Alexander L. “‘For Their Salvation Is Necessary and Essential to Our Salvation’: Joseph Smith and the Practice of Baptism and Confirmation for the Dead.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33966]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Becerra, Daniel. 3rd, 4th Nephi: a brief theological introduction. (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020).
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Generations of prophecy are fulfilled when Jesus Christ visits the people of the Book of Mormon following his crucifixion and resurrection. In his short time among these “other sheep,” Christ teaches about the path of discipleship, inaugurating a centuries-long period of righteous peace and prosperity in Nephite society. In this brief theological introduction, Daniel Becerra enlists 3 and 4 Nephi as aids in the disciple’s pursuit of Christ and Christlikeness. What do these books reveal about divine nature, human nature, and the means of bridging the gap between the two? Becerra places Christ at the center of all theological thinking in his interpretation of these remarkable books of scripture. He proposes that the fullest expression of discipleship—Christlikeness—can only be found in community and collaboration.

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Belnap, Daniel L., ed. Illuminating the Jaredite Records. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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This is a new volume from the Book of Mormon Academy at Brigham Young University. This volume explores the relationship between the Nephite and the Jaredite records culturally, politically, literarily, and theologically. The first approach is a cultural-historical lens, in which elements of Jaredite culture are discussed, including the impact of a Jaredite subculture on Nephite politics during the reign of the judges, and a Mesopotamia perspective as seership and divination, and the brother of Jared’s experience as a spiritual transition. The second grouping looks at the book of Ether through a narratological lens, all three papers exploring different aspects of Moroni’s construction of the book of Ether. The third grouping explores the book of Ether’s depiction of women, as it contains one of the most descriptive, yet ambivalent females in the Book of Mormon, both historically and in our contemporary era. Finally, the book of Ether is reviewed via a teaching lens. In Alma 37, Alma the Younger explained the teaching value of the Jaredite records. These last two studies examine ways in which the book of Ether in particular can be taught to a modern audience. ISBN 978-1-9443-9497-4

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
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Articles

Belnap, Daniel L. “‘They Are of Ancient Date’: Jaredite Traditions and the Politics of Gadianton’s Dissent.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Easton-Flake, Amy. “Seeing Moroni and the Book of Ether through a Study of Narrative Time.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [34006]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Frederick, Nicholas J. “Whence the Daughter of Jared?: Text and Context.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34010]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Griffin, Tyler J. “The Jaredite Journey: A Symbolic Reflection of Our Own Journey along the Covenant Path.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34012]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Hull, Kerry. “Divination as Translation: The Function of Sacred Stones in Ancient Mesopotamia and the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [34004]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “Moroni’s Six Commentaries in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [34007]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Ludlow, Jared W. “Power in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [34008]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Sharp, Ryan H. “Of Captivity and Kingdoms: Helping Students Find a Place in the Book of Ether.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [34011]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Spencer, Joseph M. “Jared’s Two Daughters.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34009]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Swift, Charles. “Upon Mount Shelem: The Liminal Experience of the Brother of Jared.” In Illuminating the Jaredite Records, ed. Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34005]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:39:30
Bennett, Jim. “‘Somebody Wrote It:’ The Book of Mormon’s Missionary Message to a 21st-Century World.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 265-278.
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Abstract: Nathan Oman’s “Welding Another Link in Wonder’s Chain: The Task of Latter-day Saint Intellectuals in the Church’s Third Century” wisely called for “new language in which to celebrate the Restoration.” That new language can be found in understanding the power of the Book of Mormon, which is the tangible miracle at the heart of the Restoration that defies the critics. My father, Senator Robert F. Bennett, devoted his final years to arguing that the Book of Mormon’s existence is a stumbling block to those who try to dismiss it as an obvious fraud. Those who scoff at the Book of Mormon have yet to come up with a plausible secular account of its existence, and this allows the Book of Mormon to endure as the centerpiece of our missionary efforts. But rather than simply use the Book of Mormon to attempt to answer questions people are no longer asking, we need to create a missionary message that uses this sacred scripture to connect people, directly and personally, to Jesus Christ.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
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Bennett, Richard E. 1820: Dawning of the Restoration. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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What was the world like in 1820? Written to commemorate the bicentennial of the First Vision, this new book introduces the vision and the Restoration of the gospel within a global setting. Seeking to capture the qualities and essential meanings of the age, Richard E. Bennett explores what he calls the “four dominant constellations in the skies of early nineteenth-century history,” namely revolution and reform, Romanticism, emancipation and independence, and religious revivalism. From Napoléon to Beethoven to Bolívar, Dawning of the Restoration is a biographical examination of “the year of our Lord 1820” as it broke upon a weary world that was cautiously seeking new hopes, new dreams, and bold new visions—including Joseph Smith’s. ISBN 978-1-9443-9494-3

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Bennett, Richard E. “A Uni-Dimensional Picture of a Multi-Faceted Nauvoo Community.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 40 (2020): 1-14.
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Review of Benjamin E. Park, Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier (New York City: Liveright Publishing, 2020). 336 pages. $28.95 (hardback).Abstract: Benjamin Park recently wrote a substantive revisionist history of Nauvoo, Illinois, the one-time Church capital under the leadership of Joseph Smith, Jr. This article serves as a critical review of Park’s work. Congratulating the author for placing this well-known Latter-day Saint story within the larger Jacksonian American democratic context, as well as for utilizing a great many primary sources hardly used before, Richard Bennett in this critical review assesses both the strengths and the weaknesses of this important new book. While complimenting Park for his significant contributions on politics, women, and race in Nauvoo, Bennett nonetheless finds much to criticize in what he sees as a unidimensional, highly political study that disregards many previous studies of Nauvoo and fails to address many other critically important facets of the city’s life and history from its inception in 1839 until the Saints’ departure in 1846.

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Bennett, Richard E. “‘And I Saw the Hosts of the Dead, Both Small and Great’: Joseph F. Smith, World War I, and His Visions of the Dead’” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Black, Susan Easton. “Sensationalism: A One-sided Perspective.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 107-110.
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Review of Benjamin E. Park, Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier (New York City: Liveright Publishing, 2020). 336 pages. $28.95 (hardback).
Abstract: While Benjamin Park shows promise as a writer and historian, his book, Kingdom of Nauvoo, opts for poorly sourced sensationalism instead of illuminating the joy of Nauvoo’s true history.

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Blythe, Christopher J. “Vaughn J. Featherstone’s Atlanta Temple Letter.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 309-318.
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Abstract: In this essay, I examine a letter written by Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone in 1983 and deposited in the cornerstone of the Atlanta Georgia Temple. The letter is addressed to twenty-first century members of the Church and is written with the expectation that these future Saints will have been alive for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. I consider the claims made about this letter from a recent viral video entitled “7 Year Tribulation in the SEVENTH Seal TIMELINE.”.

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Bowen, Matthew L. “He Knows My Affliction: The Hill Onidah as Narrative Counterpart to the Rameumptom.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 195-220.
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Abstract: The toponym Onidah, attested as the name of a hill in Alma 32:4, most plausibly derives from Hebrew ʿŏnî /ʿōnî/ʿônî (ʿonyî, “my affliction”) + yādaʿ/yēdaʿ (“he knew,” “he knows”) — i.e., “he has acknowledged my affliction” or “he knows my affliction.” This etymology finds support in the context of the Zoramite narrative in which it occurs. In view of the pejorative lexical associations of the Rameumptom, the “high” and “holy stand,” with Hebrew rām (< rwm, “high”) and haughtiness, arrogance, and pride, we see Mormon using the Rameumptom, the “high” platform for Zoramite self-exalting worship, with Onidah, the hill from which Alma and Amulek taught the Zoramite poor and humble. The latter name and Alma’s teaching from that location constituted a sign that the Lord “knew” their “affliction.” Alma devotes a significant part of his message not only extolling the spiritual value of their state of “affliction” and humiliation or compelled “humility” (ʿŏnî Exodus 3:7, 17), but teaching them how to “plant” the “word” (even Jesus Christ himself) in their hearts through prayer — the word that would grow up into a “perfect knowledge” of God — experientially “knowing” God (Alma 32:16‒36) and being known by him (cf. Alma 7:12).
“Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.” (Psalms 138:6)
“It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.” (Psalms 119:71‒72)
“And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.” (2 Samuel 22:28).

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Topics > Places > Americas > Book of Mormon Geography > Onidah
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Toponym
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Bowen, Matthew L. “Becoming Men and Women of Understanding: Wordplay on Benjamin — An Addendum.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 239-280.
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Abstract: Royal and divine sonship/daughterhood (bānîm = “children”/“sons,” bānôt = “daughters”) is a prevalent theme throughout the Book of Mosiah. “Understanding” (Hebrew noun, bînâ or tĕbûnâ; verb, bîn) is also a key theme in that book. The initial juxtaposition of “sons” and “understanding” with the name “Benjamin” (binyāmîn, “son of the right hand”) in Mosiah 1:2–7 suggests the narrator’s association of the underlying terms with the name Benjamin likely on the basis of homophony. King Benjamin repeatedly invokes “understand” in his speech (forms of “understand” were derived from the root *byn in Hebrew; Mosiah 2:9, 40; 4:4; cf. 3:15) — a speech that culminates in a rhetorical wordplay on his own name in terms of “sons”/“children,” “daughters,” and “right hand” (Mosiah 5:7, 9). “Understand,” moreover, recurs as a paronomasia on the name Benjamin at key points later in the Book of Mosiah (Mosiah 8:3, 20; 26:1–3), which bring together the themes of sonship and/or “understanding” (or lack of thereof) with King Benjamin’s name. Later statements in the Book of Mosiah about “becoming” the “children of God” or “becoming his sons and daughters” (Mosiah 18:22; 27:25) through divine rebirth allude to King Benjamin’s sermon and the wordplay on “Benjamin” there. Taken as a literary whole, the book of Mosiah constitutes a treatise on “becoming” — i.e., divine transformation through Christ’s atonement (cf. Mosiah 3:18–19). Mormon’s statement in Alma 17:2 about the sons of Mosiah having become “men of a sound understanding” thus serves as a fitting epilogue to a narrative arc begun as early as Mosiah 1:2.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Wordplay
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Becoming
Book of Mormon Topics > General Topics > King Benjamin’s Speech
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Bowen, Matthew L. “‘God Hath Taken Away His Plainness’: Some Notes on Jacob 4:14, Revelation, Canon, Covenant, and Law.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 81-102.
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Abstract: This article examines Jacob’s statement “God hath taken away his plainness from [the Jews]” (Jacob 4:14) as one of several scriptural texts employing language that revolves around the Deuteronomic canon formulae (Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32 [13:1]; cf. Revelation 22:18‒19). It further examines the textual dependency of Jacob 4:13‒14 on Nephi’s earlier writings, 1 Nephi 13 and 2 Nephi 25 in particular. The three texts in the Hebrew Bible that use the verb bʾr (Deuteronomy 1:5; 27:8; Habakkuk 2:2) — each having covenant and “law” implications — all shed light on what Nephi and Jacob may have meant when they described “plain” writing, “plain and precious things [words],” “words of plainness,” etc. Jacob’s use of Zenos’s allegory of the olive tree as a means of describing the Lord’s restoring or re-“adding” what had been “taken away,” including his use of Isaiah 11:11 (Jacob 6:2) as a hermeneutical lens for the entire allegory, further connects everything from Jacob 4:14 (“God hath taken away”) to Jacob 6:2 with the name “Joseph.” Genesis etiologizes the name Joseph in terms of divine “taking away” (ʾāsap) and “adding” (yōsēp; Genesis 30:23‒24; cf. Numbers 36:1‒5). God’s “tak[ing] away his plainness” involved both divine and human agency, but the restoration of his plainness required divine agency. For Latter-day Saints, it is significant the Lord accomplished this through a “Joseph.”.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Plainness
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Bowen, Matthew L. “‘That Which They Most Desired’: The Waters of Mormon, Baptism, the Love of God, and the Bitter Fountain.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 261-298.
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Abstract: Paronomasia in the Hebrew text of Exodus creates narrative links between the name Miriam (Mary) and the “waters” (mayim) of the Re[e]d Sea from which Israel is “pulled” and the nearby “bitter” waters of Marah. Nephi sees Mary (Mariam), the mother of Jesus, associated with the “love of God,” and thus to both “the tree of life” and “the fountain of living waters” (1 Nephi 11:25) vis-à-vis “the fountain of filthy water” (1 Nephi 12:16). Mormon was named after “the land of Mormon” (3 Nephi 5:12). He associates his given name with “waters,” which he describes as a “fountain of pure water” (Mosiah 18:5), and with the good “desires” and “love” that Alma the Elder’s converts manifest at the time of their baptism (Mosiah 18:8, 10‒11, 21, 28). Mormon’s accounts of the baptisms of Alma the Elder’s people, Limhi’s people, the people at Sidom (Alma 15:13), and a few repentant Nephites at Zarahemla who responded to Samuel the Lamanite’s preaching (Helaman 16:1), anticipate Jesus’s eventual reestablishment of the church originally founded by Alma, the baptism of his disciples, and their reception of the Holy Ghost — “that which they most desired” (see 3 Nephi 19:9‒14, 24). Desire serves as a key term that links all of these baptismal scenes. Mormon’s analogy of “the bitter fountain” and its “bitter water” vis-à-vis the “the good fount” and its “good water” — which helps set up his discussion of “the pure love of Christ,” which “endureth forever” (Moroni 7:47‒48) — should be understood against the backdrop of Lehi’s dream as Nephite “cultural narrative” and the history of Alma the Elder’s people at the waters of Mormon. As Mormon’s people lose the “love [which] endureth by faith unto prayer” (Moroni 8:26; see also Moroni 8:14‒17; 9:5) they become like the “bitter fountain” (Moroni 7:11) and do not endure to the end in faith, hope, and charity on the covenant path (cf. 2 Nephi 31:20; Moroni 7:40‒88; 8:24‒26). The name Mormon (“desire is enduring” or “love is enduring”), as borne by the prophet-editor of the Book of Mormon, embraces the whole cloud of these associations.

Keywords: baptism; bitter; Book of Mormon; desire; fountain; love; Mormon; paronomasia; water
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Proper Names
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Wordplay
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Bowen, Matthew L. “‘I of Myself Am a Wicked Man’: Some Notes on Allusion and Textual Dependency in Omni 1:1-2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 40 (2020): 71-88.
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Abstract: Omni greatly revered his ancestors and their personal accounts on the small plates of Nephi. A close examination of Omni’s brief autobiography (Omni 1:1–3) evidences borrowing from all four of his predecessors’ writings. Moreover, his self-description, “I of myself am a wicked man,” constitutes far more than a confession of religious dereliction. That self-assessment alludes to Nephi’s autobiographical wordplay on his name in terms “good” and “having been born of goodly parents” and his grandfather Enos’s similarly self-referential wordplay in describing his own father Jacob as a “just man.” Omni’s name most likely represents a hypocoristic form of a longer theophoric name, *ʾomnîyyāhû (from the root *ʾmn), meaning “Yahweh is [the object of] my faith” or “Yahweh is my guardian [or, nursing father],” but could also be heard or understood as a gentilic, “faithful one” or “trustworthy one.” These observations have implications for Omni’s stated defense of his people the Nephites (traditionally, the “good” or “fair ones”) against the Lamanites, those who had dwindled in “unbelief” (cf. Hebrew lōʾ-ʾēmun). In the end, Omni’s description of himself as “a wicked man” should be viewed in the context of his reverence for “goodly” and “just” ancestors and brought into balance with those sacred trusts in which he did prove faithful: preserving his people, his genealogy, and the small plates themselves.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
Book of Mormon Topics > Persons and Peoples > Omni
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Proper Names
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Wordplay
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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).

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
Book of Mormon Topics > Persons and Peoples > Joseph (Ancient Egypt)
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Gather
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Bowen, Matthew L. “‘I Will Deliver Thy Sons’: An Onomastic Approach to Three Iterations of an Oracle to Mosiah II (Mosiah 28:7; Alma 17:35, 19:23).” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 241-256.
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Abstract: Three times in his narrative Mormon recounts the Lord’s oracle (revelation) to Mosiah II regarding his sons undertaking a mission among the Lamanites (Mosiah 28:7, Alma 17:35, and Alma 19:23). In all three instances, the Lord’s promises of deliverance revolve around the meaning of the name Mosiah (“Yahweh is Deliverer” or “Yahweh is Savior”), emphasizing that the Lord (Hebrew yhwh) himself would act in his covenant role as môšîaʿ in delivering Mosiah’s sons, and sparing Ammon in particular. In two of the iterations of the oracle, Mosiah 28:7 and Alma 19:23, we find additional wordplay on the name Ammon (“faithful”) in terms of “many shall believe” (Hebrew yaʾămînû) in the first instance and ʾĕmûnâ (“faith,” “faithfulness”) in the latter. In Alma 19:23 the Lord also employs an additional wordplay on his own name, Yahweh (Jehovah), to emphasize his ability to bring to pass his promises to Mosiah regarding Ammon.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Wordplay
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Deliver
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Bowen, Matthew L. “‘The Messenger of Salvation’: The Christology of DC 93:8, Missionary Work as Worship, and the Merging Idea of Temple in Joseph Smith’s Revelations.” The 49th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2020.
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Bowen, Matthew L. “‘The Messenger of Salvation’: The Christology of D&C 93:8, Missionary Work as Worship, and the Merging Idea of Temple in Joseph Smith’s Revelations.” The 49th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2020.
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Bradley, Don. “A Passover Setting for Lehi’s Exodus.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 119-142.
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Abstract: Later in his life, former Palmyra resident Fayette Lapham recounted with sharp detail an 1830 interview he conducted with Joseph Smith Sr. about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Among the details he reports that Lehi’s exodus from Jerusalem occurred during a “great feast.” This detail, not found in the published Book of Mormon, may reveal some of what Joseph Sr. knew from the lost 116 pages. By examining the small plates account of this narrative in 1 Nephi 1−5, we see not only that such a feast was possible, but that Lehi’s exodus and Nephi’s quest for the brass plates occurred at Passover. This Passover setting helps explain why Nephi killed Laban and other distinctive features of Lehi’s exodus. Read in its Passover context, the story of Lehi is not just the story of one man’s deliverance, but of the deliverance of humankind by the Lamb of God. The Passover setting in which it begins illuminates the meaning of the Book of Mormon as a whole.
[Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of the author’s new book, The Lost 116 Pages: Reconstructing the Book of Mormon’s Lost Stories (Salt Lake City: Kofford Books, 2019).].

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > General Topics > Passover
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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “ScripturePlus Commentary Minutes on Genesis and the Book of Moses.” In ScripturePlus from Book of Mormon Central. English and Spanish.
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English and Spanish

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Detailed Commentary
Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Non-English Resources
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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Standing in the Holy Place: Ancient and Modern Reverberations of an Enigmatic New Testament Prophecy.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 163-236.
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Abstract: On the Mount of Olives, just prior to the culminating events of the Passion week, Jesus gave one of the most controversial prophecies of the New Testament, saying, among other things, that the “abomination of desolation” will “stand in the holy place.” In Joseph Smith-Matthew the Prophet renders this passage in a way that radically changes its meaning. Rather than describing how the “abomination of desolation” will “stand in the holy place,” the jst version enjoins the apostles to “stand in the holy place” when the “abomination of desolation” appears. Though several Latter-day Saint scholars have offered interpretations and personal applications of these words as given in modern scripture, it appears that no one has heretofore seriously explored how this change in meaning might be explained and defended. This article will show that other passages in the Bible, in connection with the light shed by Jewish midrash and contemporary scholarship, demonstrate that the idea behind Joseph Smith’s revision of the passage, far from being a modern invention, reverberates throughout the religious thought of earlier times. The article concludes with an appendix that tries to draw out a possibility for a specific interpretation of the prophecy about the “abomination of desolation” at the time of Christ and in the latter days.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, “Standing in the Holy Place: Ancient and Modern Reverberations of an Enigmatic New Testament Prophecy,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 71–142. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.].

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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Faith, Hope, and Charity: The ‘Three Principal Rounds’ of the Ladder of Heavenly Ascent.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 207-260.
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Abstract: This chapter argues that “the scriptural triad of faith, hope, and charity should be understood as something more than a general set of personal attributes that must be developed in order for disciples to become like Christ. Instead, as part of the ‘guarded tradition the Apostle’ [Paul] that is transmitted to readers in 1 Corinthians and elsewhere in scripture, these terms have been used to describe a distinct progression of ‘stages in a Christian’s earthly experience.’ The three stages that correlate to faith, hope, and charity were described by Joseph Smith as the ‘three principal rounds’ of a ladder of heavenly ascent. Each round marks a chief juncture in priesthood ordinances and on the pathway to eternal life.”
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, and movement of figures for pagination purposes may have altered some footnote numbering. Otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, “Faith, Hope, and Charity: The ‘Three Principal Rounds’ of the Ladder of Heavenly Ascent,” in “To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson and Daniel C. Peterson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2017), 59–112. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/to-seek-the-law-of-the-lord-essays-in-honor-of-john-w-welch-2/.].

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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., and Matthew L. Bowen. “‘By the Blood Ye Are Sanctified’: The Symbolic, Salvific, Interrelated, Additive, Retrospective, and Anticipatory Nature of the Ordinances of Spiritual Rebirth in John 3 and Moses 6.” In Sacred Time, Sacred Space, and Sacred Meaning. Proceedings of the Third Interpreter Foundation Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference, 5 November 2016, Stephen D. Ricks and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, eds., 43–237. The Temple on Mount Zion Series. Vol. 4. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2020.
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Abstract: In chapter 3 of the Gospel of John, Jesus described spiritual rebirth as consisting of two parts: being “born of water and of the spirit.” To this requirement of being “born again into the kingdom of heaven, of water, and of the Spirit,” Moses 6:59–60 adds that one must “be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten; … For … by the blood ye are sanctified.”
In this article, we will discuss the symbolism of water, spirit, and blood in scripture as they are actualized in the process of spiritual rebirth. We will highlight in particular the symbolic, salvific, interrelated, additive, retrospective, and anticipatory nature of these ordinances within the allusive and sometimes enigmatic descriptions of John 3 and Moses 6. Moses 6:51–68, with its dense infusion of temple themes, was revealed to the Prophet in December 1830, when the Church was in its infancy and more than a decade before the fulness of priesthood ordinances was made available to the Saints in Nauvoo. Our study of these chapters informs our closing perspective on the meaning of the sacrament, which is consistent with the recent re-emphasis of Church leaders that the “sacrament is a beautiful time to not just renew our baptismal covenants, but to commit to Him to renew all our covenants.”
We discuss the relationship of the sacrament to the shewbread of Israelite temples, and its anticipation of the heavenly feast that will be enjoyed by those who have been sanctified by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 6:13–7 — Enoch
Book of Moses Topics > Temple Themes in the Book of Moses and Related Scripture
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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock. “Moses 1 and the Apocalypse of Abraham: Twin Sons of Different Mothers?” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 179-290.
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Abstract: This article highlights the striking resemblances between Moses 1 and a corresponding account from the Apocalypse of Abraham (ApAb), one of the earliest and most important Jewish texts describing heavenly ascent. Careful comparative analysis demonstrates a sustained sequence of detailed affinities in narrative structure that go beyond what Joseph Smith could have created out of whole cloth from his environment and his imagination. The article also highlights important implications for the study of the Book of Moses as a temple text. Previous studies have suggested that the story of Enoch found in the Pearl of Great Price might be understood as the culminating episode of a temple text woven throughout chapters 2–8 of the Book of Moses. The current article is a conceptual bookend to these earlier studies, demonstrating that the account of heavenly ascent in Moses 1 provides a compelling prelude to a narrative outlining laws and liturgy akin to what could have been used anciently as part of ritual ascent within earthly temples.

Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Historicity and Ancient Threads — General Issues
Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 1 — Visions of Moses
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Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., Matthew L. Bowen, and Ryan Dahle. “Textual Criticism and the Book of Moses: A Response to Colby Townsend’s ‘Returning to the Sources,’ Part 1 of 2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 40 (2020): 99-162.
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Review of Colby Townsend, “Returning to the Sources: Integrating Textual Criticism in the Study of Early Mormon Texts and History.” Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies 10, no. 1 (2019): 55–85, https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/imwjournal/vol10/iss1/6/.
Abstract: Textual criticism tries by a variety of methods to understand the “original” or “best” wording of a document that may exist in multiple, conflicting versions or where the manuscripts are confusing or difficult to read. The present article, Part 1 of a two-part series by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw and Ryan Dahle, commends Colby Townsend’s efforts to raise awareness of the importance of textual criticism, while differing on some interpretations. Among the differences discussed is the question of whether it is better to read Moses 7:28 as it was dictated in Old Testament 1 version of the Joseph Smith Translation manuscript (OT1) that “God wept,” or rather to read it as it was later revised in the Old Testament 2 version (OT2) that “Enoch wept.” Far from being an obscure technical detail, the juxtaposition of the two versions of this verse raises general questions as to whether readings based on the latest revisions of Latter-day Saint scripture manuscripts should always take priority over the original dictations. A dialogue with Colby Townsend and Charles Harrell on rich issues of theological and historical relevance demonstrates the potential impact of the different answers to such questions by different scholars. In a separate discussion that highlights the potential significance of handwriting analysis to textual criticism, Bradshaw and Dahle respond to Townsend’s arguments that the spelling difference between the names Mahujah and Mahijah in the Book of Moses may be due to a transcription error.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 6:13–7 — Enoch
Book of Moses Topics > Literary and Textual Studies of the Book of Moses
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Articles

Busby, Dean M. “The Strengths and Challenges of Contemporary Marriages of Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 129.
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Christofferson, Tom. “Gay Rights and the Mormon Church: Intended Actions, Unintended Consequences.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 219.
ID = [10327]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  byu-studies  Size: 7821  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:09
Daines, J. Gordon, III. “‘By Study and Also by Faith’: Balancing the Sacred and the Secular at Brigham Young University in the 1930s and 1940s.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 157.
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Dyer, W. Justin. “Gay Rights and the Mormon Church: Intended Actions, Unintended Consequences.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 223.
ID = [10328]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  byu-studies  Size: 14090  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:09
d’Evegnée, Sarah Hafen. “Good Grief.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 81.
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Hilton, John, III. “The Teachings of Church Leaders Regarding the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ: 1852–2018.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 49.
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Jones, Megan Sanborn. “Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 230.
ID = [10329]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  byu-studies  Size: 8346  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:09
Judd, Daniel K. “Grace, Legalism, and Mental Health among the Latter-day Saints.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 4.
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Lamb, Connie. “Moth and Rust: Mormon Encounters with Death.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 234.
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Seppi, Gregory. “James E. Talmage and Scientific Consulting in Early Modern Utah.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 183.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
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Skousen, Royal. “The History of the Book of Mormon Text: Parts 5 and 6 of Volume 3 of the Critical Text.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 87.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Translation and Publication > Critical Text
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Talmage, Jeremy. “‘Effusions of an Enthusiastic Brain’: Joseph Smith’s First Vision and the Limits of Experiential Religion.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 25.
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Terry, Roger K. “Business and Religion: The Intersection of Faith and Finance.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 239.
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Welch, John W. “A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2020): 213.
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Brouwer, Wayne. “Rethinking the Structure of the ‘Farewell Discourse’ (John 13–17) through a Chiastic Lens.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 – Supplement (2020): 207.
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Brown, Matthew B. “Cube, Gate, and Measuring Tools: A Biblical Pattern.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 41-66.
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Abstract: This article explores the biblical pattern that relates the temple-related symbols of the cube, the gate, and measuring tools. The tools of architecture and measurement were associated with the kingship motifs of creation and conquering chaos, and on the day when a person was initiated as a king in ancient Israel, all of these concepts were applied to him.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See Matthew B. Brown, “Cube, Gate, and Measuring Tools: A Biblical Pattern,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 1–26. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.].

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Brown, Samuel Morris. “The Egyptian Bible and the Cosmic Order.” Chap. 6 in Joseph Smith’s Translation: The Words and Worlds of Early Mormonism, 193–232. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
ID = [82202]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  abraham  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:19
Brown, Samuel Morris. Joseph Smith’s Translation: The Words and Worlds of Early Mormonism. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Translation
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Brown, Samuel Morris. “The (True) Light of Christ in Joseph Smith’s Revelations.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Buckwalter, H. Douglas. “Jesus and the Roman Centurion (Matthew 8:5–13).” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 – Supplement (2020): 193.
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Burnside, Jonathan. “Exegesis or Eisegesis.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 – Supplement (2020): 67.
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Bushman, Richard Lyman. “The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism’s Most Controversial Scripture.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 4 (2020): 181-84.
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Bytheway, John. Golden Answers: Why We Need the Book of Mormon. Salt Late City, UT: Deseret Book Company, 2020.
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In his work, Bytheway explores the different reasons why the Book of Mormon is important and needed. He explains that it is the foundation of our gospel and it provides a second witness of Christ. He also provides insights to different questions answered by the doctrine found in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Gospel Principles; Mormonism; Book of Mormon
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BYU Religious Education. “The Title Page and Purposes of the Book of Mormon.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Shon Hopkin, George Pierce, Joseph Spencer, Brad Farnsworth, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “Understanding Latter-day Saint Doctrine and History.” 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: ‘The Most Correct of Any Book’” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Gaye Strathearn, Tyler Griffin, Nick Frederick, Joseph Spencer, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The First Vision.” Roundtable Discussion with Alexander Baugh, Steven Harper, Scott Esplin, Casey Griffiths, 2020.
ID = [39077]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-dc-history,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:19
BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: Modern Translation and Editions.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Dan Belnap, Mike MacKay, Nick Frederick, Keith Wilson, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “Translation of the Book of Mormon.” Roundtable Discussion with Andrew Hedges, Gerrit Dirkmaat, Jordan Watkins, J.B. Haws, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: Ancient Sources and Organization.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Dan Belnap, Kerry Muhlestein, Frank Judd, Dana Pike, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood.” Roundtable Discussion with Alexander Baugh, Gerrit Dirkmaat, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: Studying 1 Nephi 1-18 Through a Narratological Perspective.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Jared Ludlow, Amy Easton-Flake, Joseph Spencer, Tyler Griffin, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
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BYU Religious Education. “Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood.” Roundtable Discussion with Gerrit Dirkmaat, Michael MacKay, 2020.
ID = [39080]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-dc-history,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:19
BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: The Doctrine of the Fall in 2 Nephi 2.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Jan Martin, Dan Judd, Dan Belnap, Jason Combs, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
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BYU Religious Education. “Organizing the Church of Christ.” Roundtable Discussion with Michael MacKay, Andrew Hedges, Steven Harper, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: Atonement 1, Introduction to the Atonement in the Small Plates of Nephi.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Avram Shannon, Andrew Skinner, Jan Martin, Eric Huntsman, 2020.
ID = [39064]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-rt-bom2020,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:19
BYU Religious Education. “What is a Revelation?: The History of the Doctrine and Covenants.” Roundtable Discussion with Carter Charles, Anthony Sweat, Barbara Morgan Gardner, Scott Esplin, Casey Griffiths, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: Jacob’s Sermon in 2 Nephi 6–10.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Dana Pike, Tyler Griffin, Keith Wilson, John Hilton III, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
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BYU Religious Education. “Joseph Smith Translation: ‘A Branch of My Calling’” Roundtable Discussion with Anthony Sweat, J.B. Haws, Casey Griffiths, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “Isaiah Texts in The Book of Mormon.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Dan Belnap, Terry Ball, Josh Sears, Joseph Spencer, 2020.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Abraham: A Valuable Discovery.” Roundtable Discussion with Alexander Baugh, Kerry Muhlestein, Andrew Hedges, Andrew Reed, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: The Doctrine of Christ.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Kerry Muhlestein, George Pierce, Brad Wilcox, Brad Farnsworth, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “Zion: A People, a Place, a State of Heart.” Roundtable Discussion with Alexander Baugh, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Doctrine of Scattering and Gathering in The Book of Mormon.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Terry Ball, Joseph Spencer, Gaye Strathearn, Kerry Muhlestein, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Law of Consecration.” Roundtable Discussion with Scott Esplin, Matthew Godfrey, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Gerrit Dirkmaat, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: Jacob’s Teachings in Jacob 4-6.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Keith Wilson, Shon Hopkin, Dana Pike, Kerry Muhlestein, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
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BYU Religious Education. “The Gathering of Israel: A Glorious Duty.” Roundtable Discussion with Jeffrey Chadwick, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: King Benjamin’s Speech in Mosiah 2-5.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Gaye Strathearn, Andrew Skinner, Nick Fredrick, Avram Shannon, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
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BYU Religious Education. “Doctrines of Exaltation: Doctrine and Covenants, Sections 76, 84, 88, 93, 137.” Roundtable Discussion with Steven Harper, Jordan Watkins, Carter Charles, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: Abinadi’s Sermon in Mosiah 11–16.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Jared Ludlow, Nick Fredrick, Jan Martin, Joshua Sears, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
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BYU Religious Education. “The School of the Prophets.” Roundtable Discussion with Scott Esplin, Jordan Watkins, Casey Griffiths, Alex Baugh, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: Christ’s Atonement II: Mosiah, Alma, and Moroni.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Tyler Griffin, Brad Wilcox, Shon Hopkin, Brad Farnsworth, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
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BYU Religious Education. “The Word of Wisdom.” Roundtable Discussion with Andrew Hedges, Anthony Sweat, Gerrit Dirkmaat, Craig Manscill, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: Alma’s Teaching in Zarahemla and Gideon in Alma 5-7.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Dana Pike, Avram Shannon, Shon Hopkin, Daniel Beccerra, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
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BYU Religious Education. “The Kirtland Temple and Endowment of Power.” Roundtable Discussion with Steven Harper, Richard Bennett, Alex Baugh, Gerrit Dirkmaat, 2020.
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BYU Religious Education. “Book of Mormon: Christ’s First Day Ministry in 3 Nephi 11–18.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Brad Wilcox, John Hilton III, Joshua sears Keith Wilson, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
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BYU Religious Education. “The Book of Mormon: Christ’s Second Day Ministry in 3 Nephi 19–26.” Roundtable Scripture Discussion with Gaye Strathearn, Joshua Sears, Tyler Griffin, Hank Smith, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
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BYU Religious Studies Center. How and What You Worship: Christology and Praxis in the Revelations of Joseph Smith. The 49th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2020.
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The 49th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium Section 93 of the Doctrine and Covenants deals with concepts that scholars term Christology and praxis. Christology has to do with the study of Christ’s nature, while praxis involves religious practice. That this revelation should insist on both the “how” and the “what” of worship indicates that knowledge and practice are inseparable. As this volume demonstrates, Joseph Smith’s revelations and teachings constitute a unique textual setting to analyze this relationship. This volume focuses on both the person of Christ and the practice of worshipping him as outlined in the revelations of Joseph Smith. More specifically, this volume seeks to understand Christ as revealed in the revelations and clarify the practices required of those who worship a being who grew “from grace to grace.”

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Charles, Carter. “‘Thou Art an Elect Lady’: How Christ Includes and Empowers Women in Doctrine and Covenants 25.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Dirkmaat, Gerrit J., and Andrew C. Reed. “‘The Kingdom of God and His Laws’: Joseph Smith’s Revelations and Teachings on Christ’s Kingdom and Church in the Council of Fifty.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Frederick, Nicholas J. “Incarnation, Exaltation, and Christological Tension in Doctrine and Covenants 93:1–20.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Harper, Steven C. “First Vision–Based Christology and Praxis for Anxious Teens.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Haws, JB. “Doctrine and Covenants Theology, Eastern Orthodoxy Terminology: Seeking Clarity about Theosis/Deification.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33978]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  d-c,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Hilton, John, III. “Joseph Smith, Gethsemane, and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Lane, Jennifer Clark. “Choosing Divinity, Choosing Christ.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33977]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Mason, Patrick Q. “Zionic Nonviolence as Christian Worship and Praxis.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33984]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Sleegers, Richard. “Praxis Makes Perfect: Christian Perfection and Imitatio Christi in Joseph Smith’s Temple Pedagogy.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33981]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Spencer, Joseph M. “‘A Revelation I Give unto You’: The Revelation of Jesus Christ to Emma Hale Smith.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33983]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Watkins, Jordan T., and Christopher J. Blythe. “Christology and Theosis in the Revelations and Teachings of Joseph Smith.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33980]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Judd, Jacob D. “Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy in the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.” The 49th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2020.
ID = [38867]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:18
Lane, Keith H. “Christ as Our Law: That Which Governs, Preserves, Perfects, and Sanctifies.” The 49th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2020.
ID = [38868]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:18
Rutherford, Taunalyn F. “Beholding Divine Embodiment.” The 49th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2020.
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Schmidt, Brent J. “Jesus Showed Us How To Fully Receive of the Father’s Graceful Gifts, Respond Faithfully And Become Like Him.” The 49th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2020.
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Articles

Charles, Carter. “‘Thou Art an Elect Lady’: How Christ Includes and Empowers Women in Doctrine and Covenants 25.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33982]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  d-c,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Dirkmaat, Gerrit J., and Andrew C. Reed. “‘The Kingdom of God and His Laws’: Joseph Smith’s Revelations and Teachings on Christ’s Kingdom and Church in the Council of Fifty.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33985]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Frederick, Nicholas J. “Incarnation, Exaltation, and Christological Tension in Doctrine and Covenants 93:1–20.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Harper, Steven C. “First Vision–Based Christology and Praxis for Anxious Teens.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Haws, JB. “Doctrine and Covenants Theology, Eastern Orthodoxy Terminology: Seeking Clarity about Theosis/Deification.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Hilton, John, III. “Joseph Smith, Gethsemane, and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Lane, Jennifer Clark. “Choosing Divinity, Choosing Christ.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33977]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Mason, Patrick Q. “Zionic Nonviolence as Christian Worship and Praxis.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33984]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Sleegers, Richard. “Praxis Makes Perfect: Christian Perfection and Imitatio Christi in Joseph Smith’s Temple Pedagogy.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33981]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Spencer, Joseph M. “‘A Revelation I Give unto You’: The Revelation of Jesus Christ to Emma Hale Smith.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Watkins, Jordan T., and Christopher J. Blythe. “Christology and Theosis in the Revelations and Teachings of Joseph Smith.” In How and What You Worship, eds. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Calabro, David M. “Understanding Ritual Hand Gestures of the Ancient World: Some Basic Tools.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 293-308.
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Abstract: The ritual use of hand gestures in covenant-making in ancient times is a topic of peculiar interest to Latter-day Saints. In this article, David Calabro summarizes results drawn from his doctoral research, providing readers with some tools to evaluate ancient gestures. The questions he suggests are novel, as is the way they are couched in an organized scheme. The author concludes that Latter-day Saints, who belong to a tradition saturated with ritual gestures, should be among those most educated about them.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See David Calabro, “Understanding Ritual Hand Gestures of the Ancient Word: Some Basic Tools,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 143–58. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.].

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
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Carmack, Stanford A. “Bad Grammar in the Book of Mormon Found in Early English Bibles.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 1-28.
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Abstract: This study describes ten types of grammatical usage found in early modern Bibles with correlates in the original text of the Book of Mormon. In some cases Joseph Smith’s own language could have produced the matching grammar, but in other cases his own linguistic preferences were unlikely to have produced the patterns or usage found in the original text. Comparative linguistic research indicates that this grammatical correspondence shouldn’t be a surprise, since plenty of Book of Mormon syntax matches structures and patterns found in Early Modern English.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Translation and Publication > Early Modern English
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Carmack, Stanford A. “Pitfalls of the Ngram Viewer.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 187-210.
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Abstract: Google’s Ngram Viewer often gives a distorted view of the popularity of cultural/religious phrases during the early 19th century and before. Other larger textual sources can provide a truer picture of relevant usage patterns of various content-rich phrases that occur in the Book of Mormon. Such an approach suggests that almost all of its phraseology fits comfortably within its syntactic framework, which is mostly early modern in character.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Translation and Publication > Early Modern English
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Christensen, Kevin. “Table Rules: A Response to Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 67-96.
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Review of Elizabeth Fenton and Jared Hickman, Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). 456 pages. $99 (hardback), $35 (paperback).Abstract: Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon is an ambitious collection of essays published by Oxford University Press. By “Americanist” the editors refer to their preferred mode of contextualization: to situate the Book of Mormon as a response to various currents of nineteenth- century American thought. The “table rules” in this case determine who gets invited to the table and what topics can be discussed, using what types of evidence. The approach is legitimate, and the contributors offer a range of interesting perspectives and observations. Several essays base their arguments on the notion that the Book of Mormon adapts itself to a series of racist tropes common in the nineteenth century. In 2015, Ethan Sproat wrote an important essay that undercuts the arguments of those authors, but none of them address his case or evidence. This raises the issue of the existence of other tables operating under different assumptions, confronting the same text, and reaching very different conclusions. How are we to judge which table’s rules produce the best readings?
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Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ensign, January 2020. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2020.
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Cole, Onnastasia. “Have the Greatest Year with the Greatest Book.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63252]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 3750  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Cordon, Bonnie H. “Children and Youth: Starting Strong.” Ensign, January 2020.
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Cornette, Sylvie. “A Magnificent New Chapter.” Ensign, January 2020.
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Curtis, LeGrand R., Jr. “The Translation of the Book of Mormon: A Marvel and a Wonder.” Ensign, January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Translation and Publication
ID = [63258]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8989  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Deaver, Christopher. “‘In the Wisdom of Him Who Knoweth All Things’” Ensign, January 2020.
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Ensign Staff. “The Power of Deliverance: Why Nephi Killed Laban.” Ensign January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Persons and Peoples > Laban
Book of Mormon Topics > Persons and Peoples > Nephi (Son of Lehi)
Book of Mormon Topics > Places > Ancient Near East > Jerusalem
ID = [63251]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19065  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Galeano, Miriam Rosana. “Would He Understand?” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63272]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 2289  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Harper, Steven C. “Knowing Is Nice but Not Enough.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63261]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 11341  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Jorgensen, McKell A. “Shame versus Guilt: Help for Discerning God’s Voice from Satan’s Lies.” Ensign, January 2020.
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Monson, Richard. “It’s Where I’m Headed, Not Where I’ve Been.” Ensign, January 2020.
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Moore, Heather B. “Sariah.” Ensign, January 2020.
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Name withheld by request. “A Reservoir of Testimony.” Ensign, January 2020.
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Reid, Jori. “Getting Back on the Path after My Unplanned Pregnancy.” Ensign, January 2020.
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Schreiter, Raissa. “Guided by the Spirit, before I Even Knew It.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63286]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 4911  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Sedgwick, Chantele. “Letting Others Serve Us.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63275]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 1920  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Toth, Jessica. “Going ‘All In’: My Journey Back to the Gospel.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63282]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 8982  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Turner, Jessica Patterson. “How the Book of Mormon Opened the Heavens for Me.” Ensign, January 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > General Topics > Devotional
ID = [63284]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4923  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Ulrich, Wendy. “Motivating the Rising Generation.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63268]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 9118  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Wardleigh, Chakell. “Three Things to Remember before You Judge.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63278]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 7667  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Williams, Charlette (Charlie). “There Are No Coincidences.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63285]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  ensign  Size: 5872  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Williams, Clyde J. “The Power of Deliverance: Why Nephi Killed Laban.” Ensign, January 2020.
ID = [63259]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9043  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:54
Clark, David L. “Hugh B. Brown’s Program for Latter-Day Saint Servicemen During WWII.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 143-160.
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Abstract: Prior to U.S. involvement in WWII, the First Presidency asked Hugh B. Brown to initiate and serve as coordinator of a program that would reinforce the spiritual welfare of the increasing number of Latter-day Saint men entering the military. Brown initially answered the challenge by organizing religious services at training camps along the West Coast because of the large number of Church-member men training there. However, following Pearl Harbor, he expanded the program to 65 training camps in many parts of the country. He also created USO-type facilities in Salt Lake City and San Diego, distributed pocket-size scriptures, wrote faith-strengthening articles, and answered requests for spiritual support from Latter-day Saint servicemen. In 1943, Brown’s program enlarged with the addition of assistant coordinators and became part of the newly formed Servicemen’s Committee chaired by Elder Harold B. Lee. In 1944, Brown was recalled as the British Mission president and left 13 assistants to manage his program through the conclusion of the war. Interviews with veterans who experienced Brown’s program suggest that the pocket-size copies of the Book of Mormon carried everywhere, even in battle, may have been Brown’s most significant contribution to their war-time spiritual maintenance. It is the army’s job to armor-plate with steel. I have found the kind of armor-plating that is stronger than any metal…What finer gift could a man receive than the armor of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Such a man is prepared to live and be prepared to die.
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Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Translation and Publication > Modern History
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Cope, Rachel. “Thoughts on Reclaiming the History of Relief Society.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33967]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Dahle, Ryan, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, and Matthew L. Bowen. “Where Did the Names Mahaway and Mahujah Come From? A Response to Colby Townsend’s ‘Returning to the Sources,’ Part 2 of 2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 40 (2020): 181-242.
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Review of Colby Townsend, “Returning to the Sources: Integrating Textual Criticism in the Study of Early Mormon Texts and History,” Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies 10, no. 1 (2019): 55–85, https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/imwjournal/vol10/iss1/6/.
Abstract: In the present article, Part 2 of 2 of a set of articles supporting Colby Townsend’s efforts to raise awareness of the importance of textual criticism, we focus on his argument that Joseph Smith created the Book of Moses names Mahijah and Mahujah after seeing a table of name variants in the Hebrew text of Genesis 4:18 in a Bible commentary written by Adam Clarke. While we are not averse in principle to the general possibility that Joseph Smith may have relied on study aids as part of his translation of the Bible, we discuss why in this case such a conjecture raises more questions than it answers. We argue that a common ancient source for Mahujah and Mahijah in the Book of Moses and similar names in the Bible and an ancient Dead Sea Scrolls Enoch text named the Book of Giants cannot be ruled out. More broadly, we reiterate and expand upon arguments we have made elsewhere that the short and fragmentary Book of Giants, a work not discovered until 1948, contains much more dense and generally more pertinent resemblances to Moses 6‒7 than the much longer 1 Enoch, the only ancient Enoch text outside the Bible that was published and translated into English in Joseph Smith’s lifetime.

Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 6:13–7 — Enoch
Book of Moses Topics > Literary and Textual Studies of the Book of Moses
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Davis, D. Morgan. “Prophets and Prophecy in the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 29 (2020): 50-84.
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This article discusses the potential for comparision between the Book of Mormon and texts of other world religions. Acknowledging the extent of such a project, the author focuses only on comparing prophets and prophecy in the Qur’an and Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Comparative religion, Islam; Doctrinal history, prophets; Book of Mormon; Prophecies
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Diamond, Mark S. “Shabbat in Jewish Thought and Practice.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33995]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Diamond, Mark S., and Andrew C. Reed, eds. Understanding Covenants and Communities: Jews and Latter-day Saints in Dialogue. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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Interfaith dialogues of understanding are valuable both for challenging individuals to articulate their beliefs and practices in a careful way and for deepening connections between people of different faiths. The Jewish and Latter-day Saint communities have at times been at odds, yet they share a number of significant historical and communal bonds. Understanding Covenants and Communities comes out of the Jewish–Latter-day Saint Academic Dialogue Project, a groundbreaking interfaith encounter between these two religious communities. The fruit of five conferences held semiannually since 2016, the volume addresses such themes as theological foundations, sacred scriptures, lived experience and worship, and culture and politics. Readers will emerge with a deeper understanding of the Jewish and Latter-day Saint traditions and how the two faith communities can engage in a meaningful dialogue. ISBN 978-1-9443-9496-7

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Articles

Frankiel, Tamar. “Exploring the Lived Experience of Jewish Women.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33993]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Frankiel, Tamar. “Jewish Liturgy and the Religious Imagination.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33997]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Garroway, Joshua D. “A Jewish View of Paul.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33990]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Garroway, Joshua D. “Supersessionism in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: A Jewish Response.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33992]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Garroway, Kristine. “Women and Religion in Ancient Israel.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33994]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Hopkin, Shon D. “Ancient Foundations of a Modern Religion: Latter-day Saints and the Hebrew Bible.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33988]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Hopkin, Shon D. “Latter-day Saint Liturgical Practice: The Psalms and the Day of Atonement.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Psalms/Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon
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Hopkin, Shon D., Mark S. Diamond, Steven Windmueller, and Andrew C. Reed. “A History of the Jewish–Latter-day Saint Academic Dialogue.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33987]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Levitsky, Holli G. “A Limited History of Jewish American Literature.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33999]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Ludlow, Jared W., Andrew C. Reed, and Shon D. Hopkin. “Supersessionism and Latter-day Saint Thought: An Appraisal.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33991]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Monson, J. Quin, and Kelly N. Duncan. “Passive Zionism versus Christian Zionism: Latter-day Saint and Evangelical Protestant Attitudes about Israel.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34001]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Top, Brent L. “Guardian of Faith: The Sabbath in Latter-day Saint Theology, History, and Practice.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33996]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Wayment, Thomas A. “Latter-day Saint Engagement with Paul: Status Quaestionis.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33989]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Windmueller, Steven. “Zion and Israel in Jewish Political Thought.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34000]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Windmueller, Steven, and Mark S. Diamond. “What Jews Can Learn from Latter-day Saints: Insights from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” In Understanding Covenants and Communities, eds. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [34002]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Dirkmaat, Gerrit J., and Michael Hubbard MacKay. “Firsthand Witness Accounts of the Translation Process.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33955]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Easton-Flake, Amy, and Rachel Cope. “A Multiplicity of Witnesses: Women and the Translation Process.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33956]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Edwards, Boyd F., and W. Farrell Edwards. “Truth or Cherry Picking.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 – Supplement (2020): 311.
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Ehat, Stephen Kent. “The Roles of Words, Phrases, and Ideas in Macro-Chiasms.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 – Supplement (2020): 319.
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Ellsworth, Daniel T. “Ministering across Fault Lines of Belief and Community.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 17-40.
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Review of David B. Ostler, Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2019), 206 pp. $32.95 (hardback), $20.95 (paperback).
Abstract: David Ostler’s book Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question addresses the daunting task of ministering to people who have grown disillusioned with the core doctrines and the community of believers they encounter in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is perhaps the most challenging ministering effort a leader or member of the Church can undertake, and Bridges provides valuable insight into the process of disaffection as well as specific things that Church leaders and members can do to create a healthy environment for members to work through challenges to their faith. This review discusses those strengths of Bridges as a resource and also explores areas where the well-intentioned approaches discussed in the book can backfire, causing more harm than healing in a community of believing Latter-day Saints.

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Esplin, Scott C. “More Than a Journal, More Than a Job.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 1 (2020).
ID = [38687]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rel-educ  Size: 1874  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:16
Esplin, Scott C., ed. Raising the Standard of Truth: Exploring the History and Teachings of the Early Restoration. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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This volume explores events and teachings of the early years of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Featuring scholars from Brigham Young University, the Church History Department, and the Joseph Smith Papers, the collection of prominent materials previously produced by the BYU Religious Studies Center is designed as a companion to personal and family study of the Doctrine and Covenants and Church history. Chapters explore Joseph Smith’s accounts of his First Vision, the translation of the Book of Mormon, and the restoration of priesthood power. Doctrinal teachings about consecration, Zion, the kingdoms of glory, and work for the dead are also investigated, as are harrowing experiences in Liberty and Carthage Jails and the exodus to the West. ISBN 978-1-9503-0401-1

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Articles

Esplin, Scott C. “‘Why the Ohio? Lessons from the Command to Gather’” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33959]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Griffiths, Casey Paul. “‘A Covenant and a Deed Which Cannot Be Broken’: The Continuing Saga of Consecration.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33961]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Harper, Steven C. “A Seeker’s Guide to the Historical Accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33952]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Harper, Steven C. “The Probation of a Teenage Seer: Joseph Smith’s Early Experiences with Moroni.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
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Harper, Steven C. “‘That They Might Come to Understanding’: Revelation as Process.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33960]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Harper, Steven C. “Joseph Smith and the Kirtland Temple.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33964]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:18
Haws, JB. “The Lost 116 Pages Story: What We Do Know, What We Don’t Know, and What We Might Know.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33954]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Hedges, Andrew H. “Eternal Marriage and Plural Marriage.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33969]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Hedges, Andrew H. “Enemies Within: Robert Foster, the Higbees, and the Martyrdom of Joseph Smtih.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33970]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Jensen, R. Devan, Michael A. Goodman, and Barbara Morgan Gardner. “‘Line upon Line’: Joseph Smith’s Growing Understanding of the Eternal Family.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33968]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Lane, Jennifer Clark. “Redemption’s Grand Design for Both the Living and the Dead.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33963]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Manscill, Craig K., and Kenneth L. Alford. “Hyrum Smith’s Liberty Jail Letters.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33965]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Orton, Chad M. “‘This Shall Be Our Covenant’: Brigham Young and D&C 136.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33971]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  brigham,d-c,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Perkins, Eric, and Mary Jane Woodger. “Administration in the ‘DO’: John Taylor’s Administration from Hiding in the Underground.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33972]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Reeve, W. Paul. “Race, the Priesthood, and Temples.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33974]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Rutherford, Taunalyn F. “‘Her Borders Must Be Enlarged’: Evolving Conceptions of Zion.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33962]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Sweat, Anthony. “Hefted and Handled: Tangible Interactions with Book of Mormon Objects.” In Raising the Standard of Truth, ed. Scott C. Esplin. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
ID = [33957]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:51
Farnsworth, Brad. “A Simple but Powerful Path to Forgiveness (Alma 36).” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 1 (2020).
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > D — F > Forgiveness
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sin
ID = [38342]  Status = Checked by JA Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 39462  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:12
Faulconer, James E. Mosiah: a brief theological introduction. (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020).
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The prophet Mormon faces the monumental task of abridging Nephite history for future generations. He looks back hundreds of years to discern God’s hand amid the people’s divisions and conversions. Multiple records recount multiple migrations to lands where different kings organize competing societies. A righteous monarchy ends, and a reign of judges begins. In this brief theological introduction to the book of Mosiah, philosopher and theologian James E. Faulconer untangles a complicated timeline. Mormon transports readers back and forth through time—King Benjamin’s sermons provide a backdrop for the earlier speeches of the prophet-martyr Abinadi and the later conversion of the renegade Alma. What might we learn about covenant and community from a history of Nephite division? Faulconer presents the book of Mosiah as a fragmentary history about a fragmented people, written by a record keeper obsessed with unity. According to Mormon, destruction can be avoided only if we understand the mysteries of Christ’s atonement and perform the service God calls us to do together.

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Faulconer, James E. “The Transcendence of Flesh, Divine and Human.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 299-320.
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Abstract: In this essay, James E Faulconer confronts an age-old issue that seems to divide Latter-day Saint Christians from other Christians, namely, “what it means to say that God is transcendent and embodied.” Early Christians also believed that God is embodied and transcendent, but with important differences in how that seemingly paradoxical combination of assertions can be explained. In his brilliant analysis, Faulconer shows how God “transcends us because He is embodied.”
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See James E. Faulconer, “The Transcendence of Flesh, Divine and Human,” in “To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson and Daniel C. Peterson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2017), 113–34. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/to-seek-the-law-of-the-lord-essays-in-honor-of-john-w-welch-2/.].

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Fenton, Elizabeth. Old Canaan in a New World: The Lost Tribes of Israel and the Sanctification of America. New York: NYU Press, 2020.
ID = [78107]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Foster, Craig L. “Death to Seducers! Examples of Latter-day Saint-led Extralegal Justice in Historical Context.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 281-306.
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Abstract: Some people have suggested a strain of violence within nineteenth- century Latter-day Saint culture as violent as and perhaps more so than that of most Americans around them. Critics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints point to a few well-known acts of extralegal violence as evidence of a culture of violence that permeated the early Church. But were these examples of violence really out of the norm of nineteenth-century American society? This article looks at examples of extralegal punishment for certain crimes, placing them and the examples of extralegal punishment in Utah within a greater historical and cultural context.

ID = [3530]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  interpreter-journal  Size: 64412  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Foster, Craig L. “Offering Americans Religious and Political Salvation.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 35-38.
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Review of Derek R. Sainsbury, Storming the Nation: The Unknown Contributions of Joseph Smith’s Political Missionaries (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020). 400 pages. $27.99 (hardback). Abstract: Derek Sainsbury’s book discusses Joseph Smith’s quest for the presidency of the United States of America and how more than six hundred missionaries were sent out across the United States not only to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ but also to electioneer for Joseph Smith and his political platform. The book offers a concise history of and fascinating information about the 1844 electioneering mission and the men and woman who offered fellow Americans both religious and political salvation.

ID = [3494]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  interpreter-journal  Size: 8673  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Frederickson, Kristine Wardle. “Musings on the Birth of the Savior Jesus Christ.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 179-194.
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Abstract: In this essay, Kristine Wardle Frederickson muses about “the babe born in Bethlehem,” and who he was — and is — in consideration of those who nurtured, loved, and welcomed the infant Jehovah to Earth. Certain women played critical roles in preparing him for his infinite and eternal Atonement, and that preparation began long before Jesus came to Earth. Four women stand out as devoted mentors, disciples, and witnesses of Jesus Christ’s mission, and of his sublime perfection even on that first Christmas day: Heavenly Mother, Mary, Elisabeth, and Anna. At Christmastime, their witnesses are worthy of deep contemplation as they reinforce the majesty and glory of Jesus Christ, who condescended to enter mortality as an innocent baby, under humble circumstances. Carefully nurtured and loved, he lived a perfect life, pointed the way to salvation, and sacrificed his life that all might live.

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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Preface.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): vii-x.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the eighth (and final) installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This final installment is the Preface for the book. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

ID = [3531]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  interpreter-journal  Size: 12664  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 1-46.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the first installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 4 & 5.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 47-106.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the second installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 6 – 8.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 107-166.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the third installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

ID = [3534]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  interpreter-journal  Size: 64719  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 9 – 11.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 167-220.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the fourth installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Writing
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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 12 & 13.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 221-270.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the fifth installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Writing
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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 14 & 15.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 271-328.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the sixth installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Writing
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Gardner, Brant A. “Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 16 – 18.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 35 (2020): 329-366.
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[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the seventh installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follow Me course of study. This is a new approach for Interpreter, and we hope you find it helpful.]

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 4 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Writing
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Gardner, Brant A. “Oral Creation and the Dictation of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 191-206.
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Review of William L. Davis, Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020). 250 pages with index. $90.00 (hardback), $29.95 (paperback).
Abstract: Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon introduces a new perspective in the examination of the construction of the Book of Mormon. With an important introduction to the elements of early American extemporaneous speaking, Davis applies some of those concepts to the Book of Mormon and suggests that there are elements of the organizational principles of extemporaneous preaching that can be seen in the Book of Mormon. This, therefore, suggests that the Book of Mormon was the result of extensive background work that was presented to the scribe as an extended oral performance.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
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Gardner, Brant A. “The Expanse of Joseph Smith’s Translation Vision.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 321-324.
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Review of Samuel Morris Brown, Joseph Smith’s Translation: The Words and Worlds of Early Mormonism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). 314 pages. $34.95 (hardback).
Abstract: Samuel M. Brown opens up a new and expansive view of Joseph Smith as a religious thinker. Written for an academic audience, Brown is intentionally dealing with what can be seen and understood about Joseph Smith’s various translations, a term that Brown uses not only for texts, but for concepts of bringing the world of the divine into contact with the human domain. This is a history of the interaction of a person and the world of his thought, from the first text (the Book of Mormon) to the last, which Brown considers to be the temple rites.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
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Gardner, Brant A. “Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects under a Microscope.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 257-264.
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Review of Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity, edited by Michael Hubbard MacKay, Mark Ashurst-McGee, and Brian M. Hauglid (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2020). 544 pages with index. Hardback, $70. Paperback $45, eBook $40.Abstract: Producing Ancient Scripture is a collection of sixteen detailed essays with an introduction by the editors. This is the first such collection that examines the greater range of Joseph Smith’s translation projects. As such, it is uniquely positioned to begin more sophisticated answers about the relationship between Joseph Smith and both the concept of translation and the specific translation works he produced.

ID = [3461]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  interpreter-journal  Size: 14217  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:56
Gardner, Matt. “Discipleship of Yesterday for Today.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 29-36.
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Review of Eric D. Huntsman, Becoming the Beloved Disciple: Coming unto Christ through the Gospel of John (Springville, UT: CFI, an imprint of Cedar Fort, 2018). 176 pages. $19.99.
Abstract: What does the Gospel of John say about discipleship? Does early Christian discipleship matter today? Can coming unto Christ be different for each person? Eric Huntsman offers answers to these questions through his excellent scholarly background in Greek, which lends to crisp exegetic interpretations on the fourth gospel. Even more, Huntsman provides valuable hermeneutic applications for a growing diversified membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Indeed, this book delivers a better understanding of how each child of God uniquely comes to know Jesus Christ.

ID = [3520]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  interpreter-journal  Size: 14953  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Gee, John. “Taking Stock.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 113-118.
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Abstract: In a response to my review of their Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts volume, the series editors of the Joseph Smith Papers provided feedback and commentary on two important items. There are other, unaddressed issues this rejoinder examines.

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Gee, John. “Conclusions in Search of Evidence.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 161-178.
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Review of Jana Riess, The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). 312 pages. $29.95.
Abstract: Riess’s book surveying the beliefs and behaviors of younger members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was supposed to compare the attitudes of younger generations with those of older generations. Unfortunately, flaws in the design, execution, and analysis of the survey prevent it from being what it was supposed to be. Instead the book is Riess’s musings on how she would like the Church to change, supported by cherry-picked interviews and an occasional result from the survey. The book demonstrates confusion about basic sampling methods, a failure to understand the relevant literature pertaining to the sociology of religion, and potential breaches of professional ethics. Neither the survey results nor the interpretations can be used uncritically.

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Gee, John. “How Not to Read Isaiah.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 29-40.
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Abstract: In the Book of Mormon, Nephi draws upon his own knowledge of the Jewish people, their culture and language, and the surrounding area to add to his understanding of Isaiah’s words, and commends that approach to his reader. In his book The Vision of All, it is clear that Joseph Spencer lacks knowledge in these topics, and it negatively affects his interpretation of Isaiah. Specifically, this lack of knowledge causes him to misinterpret the role of the Messiah in Isaiah’s teachings, something that was clear to Isaiah’s ancient readers.
Review of Joseph M. Spencer, The Vision of All: Twenty-five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi’s Record (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2016). 318 pages. $59.95 (hardback); $29.95 paperback.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
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Gee, John. “Four Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 133-152.
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Abstract: Although unknown as deities in Joseph Smith’s day, the names of four associated idolatrous gods (Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmackrah, and Korash) mentioned in the Book of Abraham are attested anciently. Two of them are known to have connections with the practices attributed to them in the Book of Abraham. The odds of Joseph Smith guessing the names correctly is astronomical.

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Gee, John. “Jesus’s Courtroom in John.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 325-340.
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Abstract: John Gee gives us a sketch of the divine judgment as presented in the gospel of John. “In John’s gospel, the individual is the defendant; Jesus is the judge; the devil is the prosecuting attorney; and the Holy Ghost is the defense attorney.” Somewhat surprisingly, this model “fits more closely the Roman model of judgment than the Jewish one.” He concludes with a lesson for the reader: “Since all will have to stand before the judgment bar, all of us will need to heed the counsel of our defense attorney.”
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See John Gee, “Jesus’s Courtroom in John,” in “To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson and Daniel C. Peterson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2017), 135–50. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/to-seek-the-law-of-the-lord-essays-in-honor-of-john-w-welch-2/.].

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Gelardini, Gabriella. “From ‘Linguistic Turn’ and Hebrews Scholarship to Anadiplosis Iterata.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 – Supplement (2020): 231.
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Givens, Terryl L. 2nd Nephi: a brief theological introduction. (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020).
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In the wake of epic cataclysm, Nephi launches a second book of writings. Inspired by the prophet Isaiah’s remarkable account of the scattering and gathering of God’s covenant people, Nephi aches to reassure his family by providing a clear understanding of their unbroken place in God’s designs. Interweaving history, theology, and prophecy, Nephi brings together the covenant’s ancient roots and its future fulfillment, orienting everything around the person of Jesus Christ. In this brief theological introduction, Terryl Givens echoes Nephi’s invitation for readers to keep Christ front and center in their minds, hearts, and worship. Givens finds clear emphasis on the Redeemer’s healing atonement, the promise of resurrection, the necessity of oppositional strife and of agency wisely employed, and other plain and precious truths lost or obscured by time. Above all, Nephi presents essential elements of the doctrine of Christ, emphasizing repentance as a lifelong process of heart reeducation, and of scripture as a resource for spiritual succor and personal revelation. Jerusalem is destroyed. But all is not lost.

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Green, Deidre Nicole. Jacob: a brief theological introduction. (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020).
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In one of the Book of Mormon’s most magisterial passages, the lord of a vineyard looks over his beloved olive trees with great sorrow and strives to redeem them. This allegory represents Jesus Christ’s labor to save not only individual souls but an entire world. Perhaps more than any other Book of Mormon prophet, Jacob manifests the same divine anxiety, having been born in a “wild wilderness” and inheriting the task of uniting a divided people. In this brief theological introduction, Deidre Nicole Green presents Jacob as a vulnerable and empathic religious leader deeply concerned about social justice. As a teacher consecrated by his brother Nephi, Jacob insists on continuity between religious and social life. His personal experiences of suffering, his compassion for those in society’s margins, and his concern for equality are inseparable from his testimony of Jesus Christ. Because of Christ, Jacob lovingly and mournfully seeks to nurture a faithful and just community, even against all odds of success.

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Grey, Matthew J. “Approaching Egyptian Papyri through Biblical Language: Joseph Smith’s Use of Hebrew in His Translation of the Book of Abraham.” In Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity, edited by Michael Hubbard MacKay, Mark Ashurst-­McGee, and Brian M. Hauglid, 390–451. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2020.
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Grow, Matthew J., and Matthew C. Godfrey. “The Joseph Smith Papers and the Book of Abraham: A Response to Recent Reviews.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 97-104.
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Abstract: The Joseph Smith Papers welcomes engagement with its work and gratefully acknowledges the important work of various scholars on the Book of Abraham. Recent reviews in the Interpreter of Revelations and Translations, Volume 4, however, significantly misunderstand the purposes and conventions of the project. This response corrects some of those misconceptions, including the idea that the transcript is riddled with errors and the idea that personal agendas drive the analysis in the volume. The complex history of the Book of Abraham can be understood through multiple faithful perspectives, and the Joseph Smith Papers Project affirms the value of robust, respectful, and professional dialogue about our shared history. [Editor’s note: We are pleased to present this response to two recent book reviews in the pages of Interpreter. Consistent with practice in many academic journals, we are also publishing rejoinders from the review authors, immediately following this response.].

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Hales, Brian C. “Visions, Mushrooms, Fungi, Cacti, and Toads: Joseph Smith’s Reported Use of Entheogens.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 307-354.
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Abstract: An article recently published in an online journal entitled “The Entheogenic Origins of Mormonism: A Working Hypothesis” posits that Joseph Smith used naturally occurring chemicals, called “entheogens,” to facilitate visionary experiences among his early followers. The entheogenic substances were reportedly derived from two mushrooms, a fungus, three plants (including one cactus), and the secretions from the parotid glands of the Sonoran Desert toad. Although it is an intriguing theory, the authors consistently fail to connect important dots regarding chemical and historical cause-and-effect issues. Documentation of entheogen acquisition and consumption by the early Saints is not provided, but consistently speculated. Equally, the visionary experiences recounted by early Latter-day Saints are highly dissimilar from the predictable psychedelic effects arising from entheogen ingestion. The likelihood that Joseph Smith would have condemned entheogenic influences as intoxication is unaddressed in the article.

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Hales, Brian C. “Theories and Assumptions: A Review of William L. Davis’s Visions in a Seer Stone.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 151-190.
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A review of William L. Davis, Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2020, 264 pp. paperback $29.95, hardcover $90, e-book $22.99, ISBN: 1469655675, 9781469655673.
Abstract: Within the genre of Book of Mormon studies, William L. Davis’s Visions in a Seer Stone presents readers with an innovative message that reports how Joseph Smith was able to produce the words of the Book of Mormon without supernatural assistance. Using oral performance skills that Smith ostensibly gained prior to 1829, his three-month “prodigious flow of verbal art and narrative creation” (7) became the Book of Mormon. Davis’s theory describes a two-part literary pattern in the Book of Mormon where summary outlines (called “heads) in the text are consistently expanded in subsequent sections of the narrative. Termed “laying down heads,” Davis insists that such literary devices are anachronistic to Book of Mormon era and constitute strong evidence that Joseph Smith contributed heavily, if not solely, to the publication. The primary weaknesses of the theory involve the type and quantity of assumptions routinely accepted throughout the book. The assumptions include beliefs that the historical record does not support or even contradicts (e.g. Smith’s 1829 superior intelligence, advanced composition abilities, and exceptional memorization proficiency) and those that describe Smith using oral performance skills beyond those previously demonstrated as humanly possible (e.g. the ability to dictate thousands of first-draft phrases that are also refined final-draft sentences). Visions in a Seer Stone will be most useful to individuals who, like the author, are willing to accept these assumptions. To more skeptical readers, the theory presented regarding the origin of the Book of Mormon will be classified as incomplete or inadequate. .

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
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Hales, Brian C. “A Priesthood Restoration Narrative for Latter-day Saints Believers.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 49-54.
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Review of Michael Hubbard MacKay, Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2020). 184 pages. $22.95 (paperback). Abstract: With ready access to all the documents acquired by the Joseph Smith Papers project, Michael Hubbard MacKay, co-editor of the Joseph Smith Papers’ Documents, Volume 1: July 1828–June 1831, presents a new historical reconstruction of the priesthood restoration in Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood. MacKay summarizes how Joseph Smith’s initial authority was based primarily on charisma drawn from the Book of Mormon translation and his revelations. The transition next to apostolic authority — derived from priesthood keys restored by Peter, James and John — is also detailed. MacKay contextualizes the priesthood as part of Smith’s efforts to offer “salvation to humankind and [bind] individuals to Christ” (37‒38). Historical controversies are handled with frankness and depth. This study constitutes an important upgrade in the historiography of this controversial topic.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
ID = [3448]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 12362  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:56
Halverson, Taylor. “The Role and Purpose of Synagogues in the Days of Jesus and Paul.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 41-52.
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Abstract: This article explores why Jesus so often healed in synagogues. By comparing the uses and purposes of Diaspora and Palestinian synagogues, this article argues that synagogues functioned as a hostel or community center of sorts in ancient Jewish society. That is, those needing healing would seek out such services and resources at the synagogue.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [3542]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 28287  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Halverson, Taylor. “Was the Denarius a Daily Wage? A Note on the Parable of the Two Debtors in Luke 7:40–43.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 139-144.
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Abstract: This note provides a brief overview of Roman economic history and currency in order to throw light on the value and significance of the two debts illustratively used by Jesus in his parable to Simon the Pharisee. Though we cannot with accuracy make the claim that a Roman denarius was always the daily wage, we can determine that the debtors of Jesus’s parable owed something on the order of a year’s worth of wages and ten years’ worth of wages.

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Hamblin, William J. “The Sôd of Yhwh and the Endowment.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 39-46.
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Abstract: Most scholars agree that sôd, when used in relationship to God, refers to the heavenly council, which humans may sometimes visit to learn divine mysteries or obtain a prophetic message to deliver to humankind. Biblical texts on this subject can be compared to passages in Latter-day Saint scripture (e.g., 1 Nephi 1:8-18; Abraham 3:22-23). In this article, William Hamblin succinctly summarizes this concept and argues that the Latter-day Saint temple endowment serves as a ritual and dramatic participation in the divine council of God, through which God reveals to the covenanter details of the plan of salvation — the hidden meaning and purpose of creation and the cosmos.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See William J. Hamblin, “The Sôd of Yhwh and the Endowment,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 189–94. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.].

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Divine Council
Book of Mormon Topics > General Topics > Temples
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Hamilton, Andrew. “Bradshaw, Ricks, & Whitlock, Hugh Nibley Observed (Reviewed by Andrew Hamilton).” In “Dawning of a Brighter Day from the Association for Mormon Letters.” http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/current-reviews/bradshaw-ricks-whitlock-hugh-nibley-observed-reviewed-by-andrew-hamilton/.
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Reviewed for the Association of Mormon Letters.
A review of Hugh Nibley Observed that draws on the reviewer’s own experiences with Nibley and his writings.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Biographies, Reviews of Biographies, Biographical Essays, Biographical Remarks
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Hancock, Ralph C. “Nephi’s Obsession, Or, How to Talk with Nephi about God.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 131-144.
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Review of Joseph M. Spencer, 1 Nephi: A Brief Theological Introduction (Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020). 146 pages. $9.99 (paperback).
Abstract: Joseph Spencer’s intimate familiarity with the Book of Mormon text, based upon years of close textual study and informed by a well- developed theological sensibility, is in full evidence in this lead-off volume in Neal A. Maxwell Institute’s new series of books on the various books of the Book of Mormon. Leaving to prophets and apostles the responsibility for “declaring official doctrine,” this new series approaches the book with the tools of the “scholarly practice” of theology. In Spencer’s case at least, his practice is understood to be (1) informed by an emphasis on grace that is skeptical of claims of personal righteousness and (2) very much engaged with contemporary moral and social issues grounded in a fundamental concern for “equality.” Accordingly, Spencer’s reading is much more interested in “what God is doing in history with what we call the Abrahamic covenant” than with the more popular (non-scholarly) concerns of “everyday faithful living;” it is also more interested in Nephi’s “realistic” and “mature” regret over his youthful over-boldness than in his confident statements of righteous faith. In the end, Spencer’s extremely careful but theologically tendentious reading alerts us very skillfully to certain features of Nephi’s imperfect humanity but reveals a consistent preoccupation with any possible faults in the prophet that might be extracted from an ingenious reading of the text. Finally, concerning women in the Book of Mormon, Spencer again expertly raises provocative questions about barely heard female voices but is too eager to frame these questions from the standpoint of the “modern sensibility” of “sexual egalitarianism.”.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
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Hardy, Grant R. “Ancient History and Modern Commandments: The Book of Mormon in Comparison with Joseph Smith’s Other Revelations.” In Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects and the Making of Mormon Christianity, edited by Mark Ashurst-McGee, Michael Hubbard MacKay and Brian M. Hauglid, 205–227. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2020.
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Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Translation
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Harris, Sharon J. Enos, Jarom, Omni: a brief theological introduction. (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020).
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Less than a generation after Sariah and Lehi arrive in the promised land, their family fractures in two. The books of Enos, Jarom, and Omni feature seven authors recounting five generations of fallout from this division. Whether the people and their records will be preserved is in constant doubt. Yet, the authors continue writing in order to keep hope alive despite civil wars and precarious political reorganizations. In this brief theological introduction, literary scholar and theologian Sharon J. Harris investigates this messy middle era between the genesis of the Nephite people and their reorganization under King Benjamin. What keeps things—relatively—together? Harris uncovers the personalities, concerns, and patterns of righteousness and wickedness that are often overlooked in these short books. She illustrates how Latter-day Saints today might learn to better keep covenants and pass a promising inheritance to those who come after.

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Hilton, John, III. “The Isaiah Map: An Approach to Teaching Isaiah.” Religious Educator Vol. 21 no. 1 (2020).
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
RSC Topics > G — K > Hope
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Holland, David F. Moroni: a brief theological introduction. (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020).
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This call to pure love marks the culmination of Moroni’s book—and thus of the Book of Mormon. With his final words the prophet concludes that love is the lens through which we can fully understand our Savior, the essential quality in our quest to become like him. David Holland shows the book of Moroni to be an intentionally organized collection of artifacts, pointing readers toward the transformative power of divine love. He interprets Moroni’s teachings as a “theology of the Gift”—a doctrinal depiction of a God whose nature is to give. This theology powerfully reminds Latter-day Saints that the ordinances we observe, the community we serve, and the talents we develop are all gifts designed to draw us toward the culminating bestowal of Christlike love. Ultimately, this theology rests upon the truth that Jesus Christ is the Gift from which all other gifts flow.

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Holyoak, Trevor. “‘Feast upon the Words of Christ’” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 231-238.
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Review of Book of Mormon Central, “ScripturePlus” (https://www.scriptureplus.org/); The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Gospel Library” (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/pages/mobileapps/gospellibrary); and Living Tree Software, “ScriptureNotes” (https://scripturenotes.com/).
Abstract: ScriptureNotes is a valuable tool for serious, in-depth scripture study, and it definitely has the best search functionality. ScripturePlus, in its current state, is good for daily reading of the Book of Mormon, thanks to its helpful linked resources. But if you often mark or underline as you read, you’ll need to use Gospel Library, which is also the only app that includes the Church’s vast resources beyond the scriptures.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Translation and Publication > Modern History
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Hopkin, Shon D. “Women, Eve, and the Mosaic Covenant: A Latter-day Saint Theological Reading.” In Seek Ye Words of Wisdom: Studies of the Book of Mormon, Bible, and Temple in Honor of Stephen D. Ricks, edited by Donald W. Parry, Gaye Strathearn and Shon D. Hopkin. Orem and Provo, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Brigham Young University Religious Education, 2020, 171–98.
Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 4–6:12 — Grand Council in Heaven, Adam and Eve
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Horne, Dennis B. “Teachings and Testimony of the First Vision.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 1, 2020.
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Horne, Dennis B. “Teachings and Testimony of the First Vision: Introduction.” The Interpreter Foundation website. January 1, 2020.
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Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Janus Parallelism: Speculation on a Possible Poetic Wordplay in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 40 (2020): 61-70.
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Abstract: In this article, Paul Hoskisson discusses the question of whether Janus parallelism, a sophisticated literary form found in the Hebrew Bible and elsewhere in manuscripts of the ancient Near East, might also be detected in the Book of Mormon. Because the Book of Mormon exists only in translation, answering this question is not a simple matter. Hoskisson makes the case that 1 Nephi 18:16 may provide the first plausible example of Janus parallelism in the Book of Mormon. [Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See Paul Hoskisson, “Janus Parallelism: Speculation on a Possible Poetic Wordplay in the Book of Mormon,” in “To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson and Daniel C. Peterson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2017), 151–60. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/to-seek-the-law-of-the-lord-essays-in-honor-of-john-w-welch-2/.].

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Parallelism
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Wordplay
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Hull, Kerry. “Mirrored Poeticity.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 – Supplement (2020): 257.
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Inouye, Melissa Wei-Tsing. “Christ and the Work of Suffering.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 223-230.
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Abstract: Christ’s voluntary subjection to the horrible realities of this world transformed him forever. His vulnerability became his capacity to save and heal all humankind. Our own suffering develops our capacity for love, which is the power that makes us useful to others, and humility, which is the root of wisdom.

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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me Resource Index: Book of Mormon (2020).” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me Recommended Study Aids — Book of Mormon.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon (2020) Lessons.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 38.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 39.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 40.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 41.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 42.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 43.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 44.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 45.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 46.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 47.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 48.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 49.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 50.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 1.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 2.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 3.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 4.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 5.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 6.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 7.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 8.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 9.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 10.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 11.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 12.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 13.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 14.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 15.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 16.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 17.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 18.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 19.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 20.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 21.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 22.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 23.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 24.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 25.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 26.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 27.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 28.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 29.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 30.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 31.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 32.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 33.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 34.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 35.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “Come, Follow Me — Book of Mormon Lesson 36.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “2020 Book of Moses Conference - Program & Abstracts.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “2020 Book of Moses Conference - Presenters.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. “2020 Book of Moses Conference - Papers.” The Interpreter Foundation website. 2020.
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Talks

Bowen, Matthew L. “‘By the Word of My Power’: The Divine Word in the Book of Moses.” Presented at the conference entitled “Tracing Ancient Threads of the Book of Moses” (September 18–19, 2020), Provo, UT: Brigham Young University 2020.
Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 2 — Creation
Book of Moses Topics > Literary and Textual Studies of the Book of Moses
ID = [2714]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-09-19  Collections:  moses  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock. “Moses 1 and the Apocalypse of Abraham: Twin Sons of Different Mothers?” Presented at the conference entitled “Tracing Ancient Threads of the Book of Moses” (September 18–19, 2020), Provo, UT: Brigham Young University 2020.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Historicity and Ancient Threads — General Issues
Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 1 — Visions of Moses
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Calabro, David M. “‘This Thing Is a Similitude’: A Typological Approach to Moses 5:1–15 and Ancient Apocryphal Literature.” Presented at the conference entitled “Tracing Ancient Threads of the Book of Moses” (September 18–19, 2020), Provo, UT: Brigham Young University 2020.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 4–6:12 — Grand Council in Heaven, Adam and Eve
Book of Moses Topics > Temple Themes in the Book of Moses and Related Scripture
ID = [2715]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-09-19  Collections:  moses,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Dahle, Ryan. “Centralizing Scriptural Resources.” Presented at the conference entitled “Tracing Ancient Threads of the Book of Moses” (September 18–19, 2020), Provo, UT: Brigham Young University 2020.
ID = [4630]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-09-19  Collections:  interpreter-website,moses  Size: 9450  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:02
Givens, Terryl L. “Mortality Reconsidered: The Book of Moses as a Pre-Augustinian Text.” Presented at the conference entitled “Tracing Ancient Threads of the Book of Moses” (September 18–19, 2020), Provo, UT: Brigham Young University 2020.
Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Doctrines and Teachings
ID = [2716]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-09-19  Collections:  moses  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Hafen, Bruce C., and Marie K. Hafen. “Adam, Eve, the Book of Moses, and the Temple: The Story of Receiving Christ’s Atonement.” Presented at the conference entitled “Tracing Ancient Threads of the Book of Moses” (September 18–19, 2020), Provo, UT: Brigham Young University 2020.
Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Historicity and Ancient Threads — General Issues
Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 4–6:12 — Grand Council in Heaven, Adam and Eve
Book of Moses Topics > Temple Themes in the Book of Moses and Related Scripture
ID = [2719]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-09-19  Collections:  moses  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Ludlow, Jared W. “‘Enoch Walked with God, and He Was Not’: Where Did Enoch Go After Genesis?” Presented at the conference entitled “Tracing Ancient Threads of the Book of Moses” (September 18–19, 2020), Provo, UT: Brigham Young University 2020.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 6:13–7 — Enoch
ID = [2718]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-09-19  Collections:  moses,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Reynolds, Noel B., and Jeff Lindsay. “‘Strong Like Unto Moses’: The Case for Ancient Roots in the Book of Moses Based on Book of Mormon Usage of Related Content Apparently from the Brass Plates.” Presented at the conference entitled “Tracing Ancient Threads of the Book of Moses” (September 18–19, 2020), Provo, UT: Brigham Young University 2020.
Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Historicity and Ancient Threads — General Issues
Book of Moses Topics > Source Criticism and the Documentary Hypothesis
ID = [2720]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-09-19  Collections:  bom,moses  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Welch, John W., and Jackson Abhau. “The Priestly Interests of Moses the Levite.” Presented at the conference entitled “Tracing Ancient Threads of the Book of Moses” (September 18–19, 2020), Provo, UT: Brigham Young University 2020.
Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Joseph Smith Translation (JST) > Historicity and Ancient Threads — General Issues
Book of Moses Topics > Temple Themes in the Book of Moses and Related Scripture
Book of Moses Topics > Literary and Textual Studies of the Book of Moses
Book of Moses Topics > Source Criticism and the Documentary Hypothesis
ID = [2721]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2020-09-19  Collections:  moses,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Interpreter Foundation. Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, Volume 34 (2020). Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2020.
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Articles

Jones, Clifford P. “The Prophets Who Wrote the Book of Omni.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 221-244.
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Abstract: The brief accounts written by Omni, Amaron, Chemish, Abinadom, and Amaleki, taken alone, don’t always inspire confidence in their righteousness. Nevertheless, when the specific words used by these men and all relevant context are taken into consideration, it’s reasonable to conclude that each of these authors of the book of Omni was a prophet of God.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
Book of Mormon Topics > Persons and Peoples > Omni
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Lindsay, Jeff. “A Welcome Response, but Flaws Remain.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 105-112.
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Abstract: After Interpreter published my lengthy paper that discussed apparent bias and flaws in scholarship in the Joseph Smith Papers volume on the Book of Abraham, two members of the JSP Project team have responded with a defense of their volume. Their reply is welcome and points to some of the strengths in the methodology behind much of the volume. However, the specific evidence for bias and flawed scholarship seems to stand and merits further attention.

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Marsh, Spencer R. “Memory and Millennials: A Review of First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 53-62.
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Abstract: The multiple historical accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision have been an area of intense study, debate, and discussion for several decades. The newest addition to the discussion is a specialized monograph engaging the various accounts of the First Vision through the lens of psychology and, particularly, memory studies. This book, authored by Steven C. Harper, proves to be a valuable resource in answering some pressing questions about the integrity of the First Vision accounts, even though that was not the book’s explicitly stated purpose. This review highlights these contributions as interpreted through the lens of a Millennial reviewer — a demographic widely assumed to be facing challenges today in recontextualizing, repurposing, and appreciating the First Vision, with which this new book can help.
Review of Steven C. Harper, First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). 271 pages with index. $35.

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Parry, Donald W. “An Approach to Isaiah Studies.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 245-264.
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Review of Joseph M. Spencer, The Vision of All: Twenty-Five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi’s Record (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2016). 318 pages. $59.95 (hardback); $29.95 paperback.
Abstract: This review makes a case, briefly, for the unmistakable presence of Jesus Christ in Isaiah’s text, which case is based on a corpus linguistic-based description of the Hebrew Bible, equivalent designations of deific names, self-identification declarations by the Lord, and more. And, importantly, one can never set aside the multiple teachings and testimonies of our modern prophets and apostles regarding Isaiah’s prophecies of Jesus Christ. Moreover, in my view, a knowledge of biblical Hebrew helps us to penetrate the very depths and heights of Isaiah’s text.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Light Began Once More to Grow.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): vii-xii.
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Abstract: Readers are surely aware that the birth of the Christ child is the reason we celebrate Christmas. Members of the Church may be less aware, though, of the notable birth of a child, millennia later, of distant secondary importance. Thick darkness gathered around me, and it seemed to me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction. … [J]ust at this moment of great alarm, I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. (Joseph Smith — History 1:15–16).

ID = [3539]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  interpreter-journal,peterson  Size: 10551  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Brass Plates Version of Genesis.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 63-96.
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Abstract: The Book of Mormon peoples repeatedly indicated that they were descendants of Joseph, the son of Jacob who was sold into Egypt by his brothers. The plates of brass that they took with them from Jerusalem c. 600 bce provided them with a version of many Old Testament books and others not included in our Hebrew Bible. Sometime after publishing his translation of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith undertook an inspired revision of the Bible. The opening chapters of his version of Genesis contain a lot of material not included in the Hebrew Bible. But intriguingly, distinctive phraseology in those chapters, as now published in Joseph Smith’s Book of Moses, also show up in the Book of Mormon text. This paper presents a systematic examination of those repeated phrases and finds strong evidence for the conclusion that the version of Genesis used by the Nephite prophets must have been closely similar to Joseph Smith’s Book of Moses.
[Editor’s Note: This paper appeared first in the 1990 festschrift published to honor Hugh W. Nibley.
It is reprinted here as a convenience for current scholars who are interested in intertextual issues regarding the Book of Mormon. It should be noted that Interpreter has published another paper that picks up this same insight and develops considerable additional evidence supporting the conclusions of the original paper.
This reprint uses footnotes instead of endnotes, and there are two more footnotes in this reprint than there are endnotes in the original paper.].

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 4–6:12 — Grand Council in Heaven, Adam and Eve
Book of Moses Topics > Source Criticism and the Documentary Hypothesis
Book of Mormon Topics > Ancient Texts > Brass Plates
ID = [3544]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,moses,old-test  Size: 65035  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Reynolds, Noel B. “Rethinking Alma 36.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 279-312.
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Abstract: While Alma 36 has long been one of the most admired examples of classical Hebrew chiasmus in the Book of Mormon, critiques in the last two decades have questioned whether, in fact, it really meets the requirements of classical biblical chiasms. The principal objections have pointed to the large sections of the chapter that are not easily included in the chiasm as outlined by John W. Welch and other proponents. Until now, this debate has not taken note of dramatic new developments in the analysis of Hebrew rhetoric over the last fifty years. The following essay turns to the discoveries made in this new approach to Hebrew rhetoric and shows that when the new “levels analysis” is incorporated into a study of Alma 36, the entire text does have a role to play in the extended chiastic structure of the chapter.[Editor’s Note: An abbreviated version of this paper was presented at the 2019 Sperry Symposium and was included in that shortened form in the symposium volume. See Give Ear to My Words: Text and Context of Alma 36–42, edited by Kerry M. Hull, Nicholas J. Frederick, and Hank R. Smith, Religious Studies Center, 2019, 451–72. This complete and updated version is herein published by Interpreter with permission of the RSC.].

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Chiasmus
ID = [3556]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64585  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Robertson, John S. “An American Indian Language Family with Middle Eastern Loanwords: Responding to A Recent Critique.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 1-16.
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Abstract: In 2015 Brian Stubbs published a landmark book, demonstrating that Uto-Aztecan, an American Indian language family, contains a vast number of Northwest Semitic and Egyptian loanwords spoken in the first millennium bc. Unlike other similar claims — absurd, eccentric, and without substance — Stubbs’s book is a serious, linguistically based study that deserves serious consideration. In the scholarly world, any claim of Old World influence in the New World languages is met with critical, often hostile skepticism. This essay is written in response to one such criticism.

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Interpreter Foundation. Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, Volume 35 (2020). Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2020.
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Interpreter Foundation. Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, Volume 36 (2020). Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2020.
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Articles

Johnson, Mark J. “Scriptures through the Jeweler’s Lens.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 85-108.
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Review of Terryl Givens with Brian Hauglid, The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism’s Most Controversial Scripture (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). 285 pages. $34.95 (hardback).
Abstract: Among the many revelatory works of Joseph Smith, members and scholars alike seem to give lesser attention to what is found in the Pearl of Great Price. In The Pearl of Greatest Price, Terryl Givens and Brian Hauglid attempt to provide some of the attention that has been lacking. The result is a book that, while spotty in places, provides a good resource that should receive wide exposure in academic circles. Believing members, on the other hand, may find the book lacking or downright questionable because of the secular approach it takes to dealing with scripture understood to have a divine provenance.

ID = [3522]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  abraham,interpreter-journal,moses  Size: 58080  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Johnson, Mark J. “The Lost Prologue: Reading Moses Chapter One as an Ancient Text.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 145–186.
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Abstract: The character and complexion of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible (JST) is often a puzzle to students and scholars. One text in particular, the first chapter of the Book of Moses, claims that its very words would be lost and later restored to the believing. As this bold claim has not yet been verified by the discovery of an ancient copy of this text, clues to the antiquity of this document will need to be discovered within the text itself. This study investigates Moses 1 with the tools of biblical and literary criticism to discover if the text has the characteristics and content of an ancient religious document.

Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Chapters of the Book of Moses > Moses 1 — Visions of Moses
Book of Moses Topics > Temple Themes in the Book of Moses and Related Scripture
Book of Moses Topics > Literary and Textual Studies of the Book of Moses
ID = [2702]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  interpreter-journal,moses  Size: 64805  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Larsen, Val. “First Visions and Last Sermons: Affirming Divine Sociality, Rejecting the Greater Apostasy.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 37-84.
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Abstract: There is a kinship between Lehi and Joseph Smith. They are linked to each other by similar first visions, and they faced roughly the same theological problem. Resisted by elites who believe God is a Solitary Sovereign, both prophets affirm the pluralistic religion of Abraham, which features a sôd ’ĕlôhim (Council of Gods) in which the divine Father, Mother, and Son sit. These prophets are likewise linked by their last sermons: Lehi’s parting sermon/blessings of his sons and Joseph’s King Follett discourse. Along with the first visions and last sermons, the article closely reads Lehi’s dream, Nephi’s experience of Lehi’s dream, and parts of the Allegory of the Olive Tree, John’s Revelation, and Genesis, all of which touch on the theology of the Sôd (Council).

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Old Testament Scriptures > Deuteronomy
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Divine Council
ID = [3521]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 65002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Peterson, Daniel C. “A Democratic Salvation.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): vii-xiv.
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Abstract: Over the centuries, many religious thinkers — precisely because they are religious thinkers — have put a premium on intellectual attainment as a prerequisite for salvation. This has sometimes yielded an elitism or snobbishness that is utterly foreign to the teachings of the Savior. The Gospel as taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints values education and knowledge, certainly. But not unduly. Intellectuals, while heartily welcome among the Saints and, when faithful, much appreciated for their potential contributions to the Church, have no claim on any special status in the Kingdom simply because of their (real or pretended) intellectuality, whether here or in the hereafter.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Intellectualism
ID = [3518]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal,peterson  Size: 17298  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Spendlove, Loren Blake. “Now If This Is Boasting, Even So Will I Boast!” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 211-222.
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Abstract: When the sons of Mosiah were returning from their preaching among the Lamanites, Ammon was accused by his brother Aaron of boasting. This article demonstrates how Ammon’s response to this charge employed wordplay involving the Hebrew roots ה-ל-ל (h-l-l) and ש-מ-ח (s-m-ch). Identifying and understanding Ammon’s use of wordplay helps us to appreciate the complexity and conceptual richness of his message.

Keywords: Aaron (Son of King Mosiah); Ammon (Son of King Mosiah); Etymology; Language - Hebrew; Wordplay
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Topics > Literary and Textual Studies > Wordplay
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Thompson, A. Keith. “The Character and Knowledge of Mary, the Mother of Christ.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 109-138.
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Abstract: The Virgin Mary is arguably the archetype of the virtuous woman and even the divine feminine on earth, but we know very little about her. She is remembered in Christianity in a variety of ways including with cathedrals built in her honor. Though many seek her intercession when they pray, that does not seem to accord with Luke’s account of her self- effacing and private character. This article considers what Latter-day Saints know about Mary from the scriptures, distinct from others of Christian faith who seek to honor her in different ways. That discussion also includes surmise as to what she may have learned from the wise men on their visit of homage shortly after the nativity and what she may have passed on to John in accordance with the two-way charge Jesus gave to both of them from the cross recorded in John 19. There is also consideration of the commonality of the teachings of her two most famous sons.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Psalms/Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon
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Interpreter Foundation. Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, Volume 37 (2020). Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2020.
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Articles

Morales, L. Michael. “The Tabernacle: Mountain of God in the Cultus of Israel.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 97-140.
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Abstract: In this article, Michael Morales considers how the building of the Tabernacle had been pre-figured from the earliest narratives of Genesis onward. It describes some of the parallels between the creation, deluge, and Sinai narratives and the tabernacle account; examines how the high priest’s office functions as something of a new Adam; and considers how the completed tabernacle resolves the storyline of Genesis and Exodus, via the biblical theme of “to dwell in the divine Presence.”
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See L. Michael Morales, “The Tabernacle: Mountain of God in the Cultus of Israel,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 27–70. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.]Introduction.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Old Testament Scriptures > Exodus
ID = [3511]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  interpreter-journal,old-test  Size: 49411  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Parry, Donald W. “The Importance of Authorial Intention.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 21-28.
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Abstract: It is important when evaluating the words of others to consider the intention of their writing. It also does not hurt to consider what may go on behind the scenes before an article (or a book review) even reaches a particular readership.

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Peterson, Daniel C. “A Note in Favor of Rereading Great Works, Including the Scriptures.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): vii-xii.
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Abstract: When I was young, I learned an important lesson that has stayed with me through my life. This lesson has led me, on many occasions, to reread great works by great authors. The scriptures are no exceptions, and rereading them can be beneficial to any reader.

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Ricks, Stephen D. “The Sacred Embrace and the Sacred Handclasp in Ancient Mediterranean Religions.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 319-330.
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Abstract: This article describes examples of the sacred embrace and the sacred handclasp in the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms of ancient Egypt, in ancient Mediterranean regions, and in the classical and early Christian world. It argues that these actions are an invitation and promise of entrance into the celestial realms. The sacred embrace may well have been a preparation, the sacred handclasp the culminating act of entrance into the divine presence.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See Stephen D. Ricks, “The Sacred Embrace and the Sacred Handclasp in Ancient Mediterranean Religions,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 159–70. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.]The Sacred Embrace in Ancient Egypt: Introduction.

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Sears, Joshua M. “An Other Approach to Isaiah Studies.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 1-20.
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Abstract: A recent review of Joseph M. Spencer’s book The Vision of All: Twenty-Five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi’s Record made the case that the book contains several challenges and problems, in particular that it advocates a theologically deficient interpretation of Isaiah that denies Isaiah’s witness of Jesus Christ. This response provides an alternative reading of Spencer’s work and suggests these assertions are often based on misunderstanding. At stake in this conversation is the question of whether or not there is more than one valid way to read Isaiah that draws upon a faithful, Restoration perspective. While Spencer may interpret and frame some things differently than some other Latter-day Saint scholars, the prophecies of Isaiah provide enough richness and possibility to accommodate a chorus of faithful approaches.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Book Reviews
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Stubbs, Brian D. “Answering the Critics in 44 Rebuttal Points.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 237-292.
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Abstract: After publishing several articles in peer-reviewed journals, the author published Uto-Aztecan: A Comparative Vocabulary (2011), the new standard in comparative Uto-Aztecan, favorably reviewed and heartily welcomed by specialists in the field. Four years later, another large reference work, Exploring the Explanatory Power of Semitic and Egyptian in Uto-Aztecan (2015), was also favorably reviewed but not as joyfully welcomed among specialists as its predecessor. While some saw it as sound, more were silent. Some disliked the topic, but no one produced substantive refutations of it. In August 2019, Chris Rogers published a review, but John S. Robertson’s response to Rogers’s review and my response in the first 24 items rebutted below shed new light on his criticisms. Following on the heels of Rogers’s review, Magnus Pharao Hansen, specializing in Nahuatl, blogged objections to 14 Nahuatl items among the 1,528 sets. Rogers’s and Hansen’s articles gave rise to some critical commentary as well as to a few valid questions. What follows clarifies the misconceptions in Rogers’s review, responds to Hansen’s Nahuatl issues, and answers some reasonable questions raised by others.
Editor’s Note: Critics of the Book of Mormon often argue that no evidence exists for contact between the ancient Near East and the Americas. Accordingly, proof of such contact would demolish a principal objection to Joseph Smith’s prophetic claims. If the thesis of Brian Stubbs’s works is correct, he has furnished precisely that proof. As might be expected, Stubbs’s efforts have drawn criticism from some, but not all, of his linguistic peers. This article represents a response by Stubbs to those criticisms. Stubbs’s works are admittedly complex and highly technical. They are, therefore, difficult, and it can take quite a bit of work for a reader to assimilate and understand the implications of his arguments. That very complexity and difficulty, though, precludes dismissal of Stubbs’s works out of hand. Has Stubbs proved the Book of Mormon true? No, but his data suggest that speakers of both Egyptian and a Semitic language came into contact with Uto-Aztecan speakers at roughly the same time as Book of Mormon events purportedly occurred and that a distinct Semitic infusion occurred at a different point. Stubbs’s work is important and it deserves careful, reasoned consideration by scholars and lay readers alike.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > Reviews
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Interpreter Foundation. Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, Volume 38 (2020). Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2020.
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Larsen, David J. “Ascending into the Hill of the Lord: What the Psalms Can Tell Us About the Rituals of the First Temple.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 15-34.
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Abstract: In this article, the author attempts to shed light on practices alluded to in the Psalms that may have formed part of the ritual system and theology of Solomon’s original temple. He describes various aspects of the ritual system of pre-exilic Israel, including pilgrimage, questioning at the gates, epiphany, and royal rites. In the culmination of these rites, the king, who likely led the procession up to the temple, was enthorned on or beside the Lord’s own throne and transformed or “reborn” as a Son of God, appearing before the people in glorious fashion as the representative of Yahweh.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.See David J. Larsen, “Ascending into the Hill of the Lord: What the Psalms Can Tell Us About the Rituals of the First Temple,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 171–88. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.].

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Psalms/Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon
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Moody, J. Ward. “Times of Reckoning and Set Times in Abraham 3.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 1-14.
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Abstract: The third chapter of Abraham considers two types of times regarding the moon, the earth, and the planets: “times of reckoning” and “set times.” A straightforward interpretation of these two times, if correct, sheds light on the cosmology known to Abraham. “Times of reckoning” may be understood as the times of celestial movements directly observed or reckoned by someone standing on the surface of the earth. These times would most likely be synodic, meaning the motion being considered is referenced to the sun, but they could also be sidereal, meaning referenced to the stars. Observed from the earth’s surface, times of reckoning would naturally have a geocentric perspective. “Set times,” on the other hand, may refer to times of motion established or set by God. These would be the orbital motions intrinsic to the bodies themselves. They would be sidereal and, with the exception of the moon — which would still be geocentric, would be from a heliocentric or even wider galactocentric point of view. With this interpretation, Abraham 3:5‒10 may be an account of God elevating Abraham’s knowledge of heavenly motions from that which is seen and measured by looking at the sky to that which actually exists in space. Such knowledge, likely possessed by the prophet Mormon as well, provided a natural means for Abraham to teach Pharaoh of the supremacy of God.

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Perego, Ugo A., and Jayne E. Ekins. “Is Decrypting the Genetic Legacy of America’s Indigenous Populations Key to the Historicity of the Book of Mormon?” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): 355-390.
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Abstract: Some critics of the Book of Mormon suppose that the DNA characteristics of modern Native Americans should be compatible with “Israelite” rather than with Asian genetics. The authors point out that while DNA is a valid tool to study ancient and modern populations, we must be careful about drawing absolute conclusions. They show that many of the conclusions of critics are based on unwarranted assumptions. There are specific limitations that cannot be ignored when using the available genetic data to infer conclusions regarding the DNA of Book of Mormon peoples. Such conclusions are not founded on solid science but are the interpretation of a few, as genetic data fails to produce conclusive proof weighing credibly in favor of or against the historicity of the Book of Mormon.
[Editor’s Note: Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article is reprinted here as a service to the LDS community. Original pagination and page numbers have necessarily changed, otherwise the reprint has the same content as the original.
See Ugo A. Perego and Jayne E. Ekins, “Is Decrypting the Genetic Legacy of America’s Indigenous Populations Key to the Historicity of the Book of Mormon?,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 259–94. Further information at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ancient-temple-worship/.]

Topics:    Book of Mormon Topics > Criticisms and Apologetics > DNA
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Peterson, Daniel C. “The End from the Beginning.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 38 (2020): vii-xvi.