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Adams, William James, Jr. “Synagogues in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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The Book of Mormon mentions synagogues in twenty-five passages. An important resource that may help us understand what the Book of Mormon means by the word synagogue is the body of research on biblical synagogues. This is especially true of research related to the years prior to the Babylonian captivity of the Jews, which began in 586 BC, since this is the time period when Lehi left Jerusalem. We would expect, therefore, that the nature of biblical synagogues before the captivity would have greatly influenced the concept of the synagogue that Lehi and his family took with them to the New World. In this article, William J. Adams Jr. details the historical development, nature, and cultural function of synagogues of the biblical era and relates them to the history, form, and religious function of synagogues in the New World.

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Allen, James B. “Second Only to Christ: Joseph Smith in Modern Mormon Piety.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Allred, Alma. “Coin of the Realm: Beware of Specious Specie.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 137-174.
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Review of “Scripture” (1988), by Norman L. Geisler

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
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Bachman, Danel W. “The Other Side of the Coin: A Source Review of Norman Geisler’s Chapter.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 175-213.
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Review of “Scripture” (1988), by Norman L. Geisler

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
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Barksdale, Darryl L. “A Word to Our Anti-Mormon Friends.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): Article 18.
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Review of “A Word to Our Mormon Friends” (1998)

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Bickmore, Barry R. “‘Them Sneaky Early Christians’” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 35-56.
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Review of Hidden Wisdom: Esoteric Traditions and the Roots of Christian Mysticism (1996), by Guy G. Stroumsa

Keywords: Early Christianity
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Bickmore, Barry R. “Not Completely Worthless.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 275-301.
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Review of “Christ” (1998), by Ron Rhodes

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Jesus Christ; Trinity
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Bitton, Davis. “The Ram and the Lion: Lyman Wight and Brigham Young.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Black, Susan Easton. “The Tomb of Joseph.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Bokovoy, David E. “From Distance to Proximity: A Poetic Function of Enallage in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 60-63, 79-80.
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This essay analyzes examples of poetry in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon that do not conform to the standards to which prose is typically confined. Each of these poems contains a syntactic device that scholars have come to identify by the term enallage (Greek for “interchange”). Rather than being a case of textual corruption or blatant error, the grammatical variance attested in these passages provides a poetic articulation of a progression from distance to proximity.

Keywords: Enallage; Grammar; Language; Language - Hebrew; Poetic; Poetry; Structure
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Literary Aspects
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Booras, Steven W. “Appendix 1: The Book of Mormon and the Apocalypse of Paul.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 183-194. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Angel; Angel Moroni; Apocalypse of Paul; Hidden Records; Metal Plates; Paul the Apostle; Vision
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Cannon, Donald Q. “Words of Comfort: Funeral Sermons of the Prophet Joseph Smith.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “The Names Lehi and Sariah—Language and Meaning.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 32-34, 77.
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Unlike the Old and New Testaments, where a variety of Hebrew and Greek texts exist to aid us, for the Book of Mormon we have only the King James English translation produced by Joseph Smith. The languages of the Book of Mormon were hardly the same throughout the original composition. Chadwick continues the onomastic discussion of the names Lehi and Sariah by suggesting that the Book of Mormon name Lehi matches the spelling in the King James Bible in the place-name Ramath-lehi; therefore the two must necessarily represent the same Hebrew term. He agrees with one of Hoskisson’s meanings for Lehi’s name— “jaw”— and indicates this may be a nickname rather than a proper name. Sariah is attested as a female name in a Near Eastern document. Although not found as a female name in the Bible, it is well documented as a male name in ancient Israel. In this light, the name means “Jehovah is Prince,” meaning Jehovah is the son of a king.

Keywords: Greek; Joseph; Jr.; Language; Language - Hebrew; Lehi (Prophet); Name; Onomastics; Sariah; Smith
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Cowan, Richard O. “Richard Lloyd Anderson and Worldwide Church Growth.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Davidson, Karen Lynn. “The Book of Mormon in Latter-day Saint Hymnody.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 14-27, 76-77.
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A church member who has loved the Book of Mormon since childhood and who takes it for granted that the Book of Mormon is central to LDS class instruction, general conference addresses, and missionary discussions is likely to be surprised that we have only six Book of Mormon hymns in our 1985 hymnbook. Early hymn writers turned to the Book of Mormon itself for their texts. Twelve Book of Mormon hymns were introduced into Mormon hymnody by Emma Smith’s first hymnal, but the Book of Mormon as a theme almost disappeared from later hymnals. Only one hymn relating to the Book of Mormon was among the forty-nine new hymns added to the 1985 hymnal. In this article, Book of Mormon hymns are listed, discussed, and categorized. Most of the Book of Mormon hymns that have been written are narrative, rather than devotional. Each new hymnbook must meet the needs of its age. Devotional hymns are likely to be more forthcoming as literary appreciation of the Book of Mormon continues to grow.

Keywords: Hymn; Literary; Literature; Music
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Eliason, Eric A. “‘An Awful Tale of Blood’ Theocracy, Intervention, and the Forgotten Kingdom.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): Article 10.
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Review of Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1875-1896 (1998), by David L. Bigler

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Elliott, T. Lynn. “Discovering Mormon and Moroni.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 3.
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Review of The Lives and Travels of Mormon and Moroni (2000), by Jerry L. Ainsworth

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mormon
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
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Elliott, T. Lynn. “Modern-Day Lessons from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 10.
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Review of As One Crying from the Dust: Book of Mormon Messages for Today (1999), by Brent L. Top

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Faulring, Scott H. “The Return of Oliver Cowdery.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 12 Issue 1. FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000).
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 12 Issue 2. FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000).
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 1 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 9 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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The Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 9 Issue 2. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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The Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “1999 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 22.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Contributors.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Seeking Agreement on the Meaning of Book of Mormon Names.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Over two hundred proper names of peoples or places appear in the Book of Mormon text. Although some of those names appear in the Bible, a large majority of them are unique to the Book of Mormon. Paul Y. Hoskisson leads the Onomasticon Project, which seeks to identify and interpret Book of Mormon names using standard principles and methods. This article introduces five subsequent articles that demonstrate to nonspecialists how this type of research can and should be applied to the Book of Mormon. Prepared scholars—Hoskisson, Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Dana M. Pike, John A. Tvedtnes—display the type of interchange that is required to clarify and settle the issues surrounding Book of Mormon proper names. This article also introduces two additional articles that complement the onomastic discussion.

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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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This article details three topics. First, Oliver Huntington was an early LDS pioneer who wrote or dictated numerous reminiscences, including on his association with Joseph Smith. On 16 February 1895, he wrote the names of the three Nephites who “do not sleep.” Historians find that some of what he recorded does not square with other reports. Without corroborating statements from other sources, we cannot know if he is correct. Second, Monument 6 near Palenque, Mexico, prophesies the descent of the god Bolon Yokte K’u. This monument allows confidence that the practice of prophesying future happenings was going on within a few centuries after the end of the Book of Mormon period. Third, two landmark publications raised the profile of the long-debated question about transoceanic contact. The article also briefly mentions a report about research that uncovers evidence of an Atlantic crossing.

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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Recent genetic studies indicate that Polynesians were connected to ancient America. Careful reading of native sources led European scholar Michel Graulich to conclude that pre-Columbian Americans held beliefs that may arise out of the Christian tradition. Whether he or those he opposes are correct, the caution to allow more than one interpretative stance remains appropriate. Interpretations of scriptural history are possibly “contingent upon the theoretical inclinations” of the investigators. The historical process of the Anufo people of the Ivory Coast territory suggests how “robbers” or “secret societies” could have grown to be players on the sociopolitical scene in Mesoamerica.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “In Memoriam, Franklin S. Harris Jr.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Recent genetic studies indicate that Polynesians were connected to ancient America. Careful reading of native sources led European scholar Michel Graulich to conclude that pre-Columbian Americans held beliefs that may arise out of the Christian tradition. Whether he or those he opposes are correct, the caution to allow more than one interpretative stance remains appropriate. Interpretations of scriptural history are possibly “contingent upon the theoretical inclinations” of the investigators. The historical process of the Anufo people of the Ivory Coast territory suggests how “robbers” or “secret societies” could have grown to be players on the sociopolitical scene in Mesoamerica.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Contributors.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust: Finding Things Where They Are Not Supposed to Be.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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Archaeological discoveries that challenge previously accepted theories of the history of civilization are found all over the world.

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Fullmer, Robert. “Paul Henning: The First Mormon Archaeologist.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Paul Henning was born in Germany in 1872 and passed away in 1923. He was the first Latter-day Saint to become a professional archaeologist and Mesoamerican scholar. He was also the first to bring his professional knowledge to bear on how to correlate the Book of Mormon record with the physical remains and history of the area now widely considered among church members as the core Book of Mormon location. While his ideas on these matters were never published, he deserves to be saluted as a pioneer of Book of Mormon studies. This biographical article includes information about his association with Benjamin C. Cluff Jr., president of Brigham Young University, and his contribution to the university.

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Garrett, Robert L. “Study of Early Christianity Vindicates the Restoration.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 159-164.
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Review of Restoring the Ancient Church: Joseph Smith and Early Christianity (1999), by Barry R. Bickmore

Keywords: Early Christianity; Restoration
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Gee, John. A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Since the rediscovery of the Joseph Smith Papyri in 1967, the papyri have been the center of conflicting, and often confusing, claims. This full-color, reader-friendly guide contains an overview of the basic facts and major theories about the papyri, along with helpful maps, illustrations, charts, and glossaries of terms and names.
Written by Egyptologist John Gee, this guide reflects not only the latest Egyptological research but also the most recent Latter-day Saint thought about the papyri. It deals with the nature of the papyri, their contents, their provenance, their relationship to the Book of Abraham and the Book of Breathings, current views of believers and detractors, and more.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles; Book of Abraham Translation; Joseph Smith Papyri
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Gee, John. “Some Notes on the Anthon Transcript.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 5-8.
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Review of Translating the Anthon Transcript (1999), by Stan and Polly Johnson

Keywords: Anthon Transcript; Language; Typography
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Gee, John. “‘An Obstacle to Deeper Understanding’” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 185-224.
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Review of Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (1998), by D. Michael Quinn

Keywords: Early Church History; Folk Magic
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Gee, John. “Eyewitness, Hearsay, and Physical Evidence of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Gillum, Gary P. “Every Kindred, Tongue, and People.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Godfrey, Kenneth W. “David Whitmer and the Shaping of Latter-day Saint History.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Goff, Alan. “Scratching the Surface of Book of Mormon Narratives.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 51-82.
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Review of Digging in Cumorah: Reclaiming Book of Mormon Narratives (1999), by Mark D. Thomas

Keywords: Form Criticism; Historicity; Literature; Scholarship
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Hallen, Cynthia L. “Feasting upon the Works: A Tribute to John L. Sorenson.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 181-184.
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Review of Mormons, Scriptures, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson (1998), edited by Davis Bitton

Keywords: Ancient America; Asherah; Early Church History; Education; Festschrift; Kingship; Mesoamerica; Missionary Work; Native Americans; Tree of Life
ID = [366]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 9709  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Hamblin, William J. “That Old Black Magic.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 225-393.
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Review of Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (1998), by D. Michael Quinn

Keywords: Early Church History; Folk Magic
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Hardy, Grant R. “Speaking So That All May Be Edified.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 83-97.
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Review of Digging in Cumorah: Relcaiming Book of Mormon Narratives (1999), by Mark D. Thomas

Keywords: Form Criticism; Historicity; Interpretation; Methodology; Scholarship; Theology
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Hauglid, Brian M. “A New Approach to the Book of Mormon: The Restored Covenant Edition.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 9-19.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Restored Covenant Edition (1999), by Zarahemla Research Foundation

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Critical Text; Formatting; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Structure; Textual History
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Hedges, Andrew H. “Introduction.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Hedges, Andrew H. “Pleasing the Eye and Gladdening the Heart: Joseph Smith and Life’s Little Pleasures.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81855]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Hopkins, Richard R. “Counterfeiting the Mormon Concept of God.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 215-274.
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Review of “God” (1998), by Francis J. Beckwith

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Theology; Trinity
ID = [343]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 105061  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Lehi and Sariah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 30-31, 77.
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Hoskisson begins the onomastic discussion with the names Lehi and Sariah. These are two Book of Mormon names that are close in time and space to ancient Jerusalem. Hoskisson suggests etymologies for these two names. He introduces his explanation of their names with a discussion of ancient names in general. He suggests that Sariah’s name is composed of common Hebrew and Semitic elements and probably means “Jehovah is my prince.” Lehi’s name has a few possible meanings, evidence that it is not yet possible to come to a firm conclusion about some names. Ambiguity reminds scholars that the study of onomastica does not always yield clear results, that conclusions cannot be dogmatic, that previous suggestions should always be reevaluated, and that new suggestions are welcome.

Keywords: Etymology; Language; Language - Hebrew; Lehi (Prophet); Name; Onomastics; Sariah
ID = [3021]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1641  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:19
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Response to the Comments.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 38-39, 77-78.
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Hoskisson responds to and elaborates on the comments about the names Lehi and Sariah that Chadwick, Pike, and Tvedtnes provided in this onomastic discussion. Where Hoskisson disagrees with their conclusions, he uses examples to defend his position. He acknowledges the contribution this discussion has provided to the study of Book of Mormon proper names. He welcomes further examples on the points suggested by these scholars

Keywords: Lehi (Prophet); Name; Onomastics; Sariah
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Hoskisson, Paul Y. “What’s in a name?: Nephi.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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Though the name Nephi conforms in some ways to common Semitic patterns, none of the possible consonantal roots that appear in Hebrew can be applied to the name. Other possible sources such as Ugaritic or Egyptian may be considered.

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Huchel, Frederick M. “The Deseret Alphabet as an Aid in Pronouncing Book of Mormon Names.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 58-59, 79.
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One approach to reconstructing the Prophet Joseph Smith’s pronunciation of the proper names in the Book of Mormon is to determine how his close associates in the early days of the church later pronounced the names. In the Deseret Alphabet we have a record of the pronunciation in vogue in 1869. It is plausible that pronunciation of the names did not change much between 1830, when the scripture first appeared in English, and the publication of the Deseret Alphabet Book of Mormon in 1869. This article includes a table of pronunciation of eighteen names from the Book of Mormon according to the phonetic Deseret Alphabet characters compared with the sounds recommended in the “Pronouncing Guide,” which appears in all English-language editions today.

Keywords: Deseret Alphabet; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Language; Name; Pronunciation; Smith
ID = [3028]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 2658  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Jackson, Kent P. “Scenes from Early Latter-day Saint History.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81856]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
James, Rhett S. “Writing History Must Not Be an Act of ‘Magic’” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 395-414.
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Review of Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (1998), by D. Michael Quinn

Keywords: Early Church History; Folk Magic
ID = [369]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 21979  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Johnson, D. Lynn. “The Restored Covenant Edition of the Book of Mormon—Text Restored to Its Purity?” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 21-38.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Restored Covenant Edition (1999), by Zarahemla Research Foundation

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Critical Text; Formatting; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Structure; Textual History
ID = [356]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 35305  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “A New Way to Read the Epistles.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): Article 8.
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Review of An Epistle from the New Testament Apostles (1999), by John W. Welch

ID = [352]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 24126  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Lane, Keith H. “For Greater Love and Understanding: Three Guides for the Study of Scripture.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 445-452.
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Review of Searching the Scriptures: Bringing Power to Your Personal and Family Study (1997), by Gene R. Cook; Treasure Up the Word (1997), by Jay E. Jensen; and Scripture Study: Tools and Suggestions (1999), by James E. Faulconer

Keywords: Scripture Study
ID = [337]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 18492  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Leonard, Glen M. “Antiquities, Curiosities, and Latter-day Saint Museums.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81857]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Ludlow, Daniel H., and S. Kent Brown. To All the World: The Book of Mormon Articles from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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This new selection of materials from the incomparable Encyclopedia of Mormonism includes 151 Book of Mormon articles by 115 scholars and articulate authors.
Within this compilation, readers will find: 45 illustrative photographs, maps, and charts, bibliographies, a unique list of entries by category, and a full index of passages.

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Matthews, Robert J. “The Role of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible in the Restoration of Doctrine.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81858]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books,jst  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
McDonald, Andrew J. “New Evidences for Old?: Buyer Beware.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 101-117.
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Review of New Evidences of Christ in Ancient America (1999), by Blaine M. Yorgason, Bruce W. Warren, and Harold Brown

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Evidence; Mesoamerica
ID = [362]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 39550  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
McGregor, Russell C. “Widening the Divide: The Countercult Version of Mormonism.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 303-321.
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Review of “Salvation” (1998), by Phil Roberts

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Salvation
ID = [345]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 43007  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
McLachlan, James M. “Knocking Over Straw Gods.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 119-157.
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Review of See the Gods Fall: Four Rivals to Christianity (1997), by Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism
ID = [363]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 52376  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Midgley, Louis C. “‘A Tangled Web’ The Walter Martin Miasma.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): Article 20.
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Review of Mormonism (1957); The Maze of Mormonism (1962); and The Kingdom of the Cults (1997), by Walter Martin

ID = [349]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 139337  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Last Days, Then and Now.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 269–303. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Reprinted in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 17, 196–227.
Hugh Nibley discusses the last days based on his own thoughts and actively avoiding quotes from others (unless they pop up from memory).

Keywords: Last Days
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Government, Politics
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > History > Christian History, Apostasy > Eschatology, Last Days
ID = [833]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 61489  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:05
Norman, Keith E. Deification: The content of Athanasian soteriology. Vol. 1 of Occasional Papers, edited by William J. Hamblin. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Norman’s study of Athanasian soteriology was written as a dissertation for Duke University in 1980 and was previously available only through University Microfilms International or private photocopies. In this study, Norman examines St. Athanasius’s views of deification, or the doctrine that “God became man in order that man might become God.” Many scholars have dismissed this doctrine as a euphemism for humanity’s im mortality and fleshly incorruptibility in the resurrection. Norman argues, however, that Athanasius’s idea of deification was that individuals could become like God in every way.

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Novak, Gary F. “The Return of Ashtoreth to the Groves and High Places: Feminist Ideology, the Politics of Vicitmization, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): Article 9.
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Review of God the Mother and Other Theological Essays (1997), by Janice Allred

ID = [338]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 54974  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Olson, Camille Fronk. “Desert Epiphany: Sariah and the Women in 1 Nephi.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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Insights can be gained by considering the eight-year wilderness sojourn of Lehi’s company through the eyes of the women who were there. Leaving the comforts of civilization for the difficulties of the desert would have been very challenging. While the record in 1 Nephi mentions nine women, Sariah was the only one identified by name. Nephi records Sariah’s struggles as well as her testimony. The record of the women in 1 Nephi communicates much about the need to seek and receive one’s own witness of truth.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [3038]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 52926  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Oman, Nathan B. “‘Out of Zion Shall Go Forth the Law’ (Isaiah 2:3).” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 113-135.
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Review of Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900 (1988), by Edwin B. Firmage and Richard C. Mangrum

Keywords: Early Church History; Laws; Legal
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [340]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,old-test  Size: 51972  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Parry, Donald W. “Messiah Becomes the New King: Notes on Isaiah 9:3–7.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 305–21. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Kingship; Messiah; Translation
ID = [67906]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-books  Size: 29510  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Parry, Donald W., and Stephen D. Ricks. The Dead Sea Scrolls: Questions and Responses for Latter-day Saints. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Since their initial discovery in 1947, the ancient scrolls found in caves near the Dead Sea have stirred public curiosity. For Latter-day Saints, whose scriptural tradition speaks of sacred records to come forth in the last days, the Dead Sea Scrolls naturally give rise to questions such as:
— Are there references to Christ or Christianity in the scrolls?
— Do the scrolls contain scripture missing from the Bible?
— Is the plan of salvation attested in the scrolls?
— Do the scrolls refer to Joseph Smith or other latter-day figures?
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Questions and Responses for Latter-day Saints succinctly deals with these and other questions on topics of particular interest to LDS readers. These topics are based on actual questions that Latter-day Saints have asked the authors as they have taught classes at Brigham Young University, shared their research at professional symposia, and spoken in other settings.

Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Surveys and Perspectives on Ancient Sources from Outside the Bible
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: ‘The Worst Herricy Man Can Preach’.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): xi-xxiii.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Peterson discusses Peter Elias, Amasa Lyman, and the techniques of contemporary anti-Mormonism.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Early Church History
ID = [332]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 29342  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: ‘What Has Athens to Do with Jerusalem?’ Apostasy and Restoration in the Big Picture.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 2.
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Introduction to the current issue, include editor's picks. Latter-day Saints appear to approach theology and history in ways that fit remarkably well into the Hebrew thought-world from which Christianity emerged rather than from the Hellenization that eventually emerged.

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Peterson, Daniel C. “Nephi and His Asherah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 2 (2000): 16-25, 80-81.
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Asherah was the chief goddess of the Canaanites. She was El’s wife and the mother and wet nurse of the other gods. At least some Israelites worshipped her over a period from the conquest of Canaan in the second millennium before Christ to the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC (the time of Lehi’s departure with his family). Asherah was associated with trees—sacred trees. The rabbinic authors of the Jewish Mishna (second–third century ad) explain the asherah as a tree that was worshipped. In 1 Nephi 11, Nephi considers the meaning of the tree of life as he sees it in vision. In answer, he receives a vision of “a virgin, . . . the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.” The answer to his question about the meaning of the tree lies in the virgin mother with her child. The virgin is the tree in some sense and Nephi accepted this as an answer to his question. As an Israelite living at the end of the seventh century and during the early sixth century before Christ, he recognized an answer to his question about a marvelous tree in the otherwise unexplained image of a virginal mother and her divine child—not that what he saw and how he interpreted those things were perfectly obvious. What he “read” from the symbolic vision was culturally colored. Nephi’s vision reflects a meaning of the “sacred tree” that is unique to the ancient Near East. Asherah is also associated with biblical wisdom literature. Wisdom, a female, appears as the wife of God and represents life.

Keywords: Asherah; Canaanite; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Sacred Tree; Tree; Vision; Wife of God; Wisdom
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [3039]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,peterson  Size: 62651  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Peterson, Daniel C. “‘Ye Are Gods’: Psalm 82 and John 10 as Witnesses to the Divine Nature of Humankind.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 471–594. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Deification
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Phillips, W. Revell. “Metals of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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For three weeks in February 2000, a team of BYU geologists worked in coastal Dhofar, focusing on geological formations that could have produced the metals needed by Nephi for making tools to build a ship. This article discusses the ores and processes that Nephi would have employed and considers the possibility that the coast of Dhofar may be a candidate for the location of Nephi’s shipbuilding.

ID = [3041]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 24426  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Phillips, W. Revell. “Copper, Bronze, and Brass.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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Although Nephi’s tools were most likely made of iron or steel, bronze remains a possibility. The making of brass or bronze requires the creation of a copper alloy, and examples of such alloys are found in both the Old World and the New World. The nature of the alloys differed depending on the minerals available.

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Pike, Dana M. “Response to Paul Hoskisson’s ‘Lehi and Sariah’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 35-36, 77.
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In this article Pike responds to Hoskisson’s conclusions about the etymology of the names Lehi and Sariah. He agrees with Hoskisson that Sariah is a theophoric name, which was common in ancient Israel and means “My prince is Jehovah.” However he suggests that the name should be grammatically distinguished from the masculine biblical personal name Seraiah. Although he offers an additional possibility for the meaning of the name Lehi, he agrees with Hoskisson’s suggestion that the name means “cheek.” The remainder of the article discusses the challenge of doing onomastic analysis on ancient non-English names when only an English form is available and further mentions the frequency of giving newborns in ancient Israel names of a religious nature.

Keywords: Language; Lehi (Prophet); Name; Onomastics; Sariah; Theophoric
ID = [3023]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1710  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:19
Raish, Martin H. “A Reader’s Library.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Martin Raish suggests that although there are only two dictionaries of Mesoamerican archaeology and culture, both are quite good and can be augmented with some excellent travel guides and wall maps. Together they help readers better understand the terminology of art history and archaeology, become more conversant with the names of sites and cultures, and feel more confident about the general outlines of history in likely Book of Mormon lands. The author specifically recommends two dictionaries, a volume on Mesoamerican religions, an atlas, some traveler’s guides, and some National Geographic Society maps.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3031]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1481  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Reynolds, Noel B. “Lehi As Moses.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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Lehi and his people understood their own times in terms of types and shadows from the past. God’s leading the family out of Jerusalem and reinstituting his covenant with Lehi in a new promised land can be understood only by comparison with the exodus and the roles of Lehi and Nephi in terms of Moses. This article identifies fourteen Mosiac themes and circumstances that Lehi invoked in his sermon recorded in 2 Nephi 1 and illustrates close parallels with these themes in Deuteronomy. Lehi may have compared himself to Moses as a rhetorical device to help his children see the divine direction behind his actions. In his final words to his children, Lehi invokes Moses’ farewell address to the Israelites. In so doing, Lehi casts himself in a role similar to that of Moses. Nephi portrays himself in similar terms on the small plates, apparently following the pattern set by his father.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Old Testament Topics > Moses
Old Testament Topics > Types and Symbols
ID = [3040]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 61885  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Authorship Debate Concerning Lectures on Faith: Exhumation and Reburial.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81859]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Ricks, Stephen D. “God’s Name?” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 1-4.
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Review of The Name of God: From Sinai to the American Southwest. A Script and Language of Ancient Palestine Also Found in the Ancient American Southwest (1998), by James R. Harris, assisted by Dann W. Hone

Keywords: Ancient America; Epigraphy; Grammar; Language; Petroglyphs; Typology
ID = [333]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 8181  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Ricks, Stephen D. “Adam’s Fall in the Book of Mormon, Second Temple Judaism, and Early Christianity.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 595–605. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Early Christianity; Fall of Adam; Second Temple Judaism
ID = [67909]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,old-test  Size: 20521  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Ricks, Stephen D., Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges. The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Richard Lloyd Anderson is a scholars’ scholar. Among Latter-day Saints, he is dean and master of two separate fields of academic study: the New Testament and early LDS Church history. His passion for history has profoundly influenced his scholarly career; his passion for order and system has shaped his missionary work and directed him into studying law; and his love for Brigham Young University and loyalty to its mission and destiny have guided his academic path. This volume, as you can see from the table of contents, contains essays written by outstanding LDS scholars on Book of Mormon Studies, Old Testament Studies and Ancient History, and New Testament Studies and Early Christian History.

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Ricks, Stephen D., Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, eds. The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Richard Lloyd Anderson is a scholars’ scholar. Among Latter-day Saints, he is dean and master of two separate fields of academic study: the New Testament and early LDS Church history.
His passion for history has profoundly influenced his scholarly career; his passion for order and system has shaped his missionary work and directed him into studying law; and his love for Brigham Young University and loyalty to its mission and destiny have guided his academic path.
This volume, as you can see from the table of contents, contains essays written by outstanding LDS scholars on Book of Mormon Studies, Old Testament Studies and Ancient History, and New Testament Studies and Early Christian History.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Early Christian History; Early Church History; Far East; Historicity; Scholarship
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Seely, David Rolph. “‘The Old Adorns the New’ Reading the Book of Mormon in Light of the Bible.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 6.
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Review of From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon (1998), by S. Kent Brown

ID = [357]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 12257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Seely, David Rolph. “Explaining the Temple to the World: James E. Talmage’s Monumental Book, The House of the Lord.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 19.
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Review of The House of the Lord: A Study of Holy Sanctuaries: A special Reprint of the 1912 First Edition (1998), by James E. Talmage.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [370]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 26476  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Seely, Jo Ann H., and David Rolph Seely. “Josephus’s Portrayal of Jeremiah: A Portrait and a Self-Portrait.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 339–58. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Flavius Josephus; Jeremiah (Prophet)
ID = [67907]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-books,old-test  Size: 34359  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Shirts, Kerry A. “Terminating Some Terminology Problems Between Evangelical Chrsitians and Mormon Christians.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): Article 17.
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Review of “Terminology” (1998), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner

ID = [346]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 26500  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Silver, Cherry B. “Connecting the Nephite Story to Mesoamerican Research.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 23-34.
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Review of Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life (1998), by John L. Sorenson

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Maya; Mesoamerica; Native Americans - Olmec
ID = [336]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 25116  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Skousen, Royal. “Introducing the Dead Sea Scrolls to an LDS Audience.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 441-444.
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Review of The Dead Sea Scrolls: Questions and Responses for Latter-day Saints (2000), by Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks

Keywords: Dead Sea Scrolls
ID = [372]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,old-test  Size: 9391  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Skousen, Royal. “John Gilbert’s 1892 Account of the 1830 Printing of the Book of Mormon.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81860]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Sorenson, John L. Mormon’s Map. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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As the ancient prophet Mormon edited the scriptural texts that would become the Book of Mormon, he must have had a map in his mind of the places and physical features that comprised the setting for the events described in that book.
Mormon’s Map is Book of Mormon scholar John Sorenson’s reconstruction of that mental map solely from information gleaned from the text after years of intensive study. He describes his method; establishes the overall shape of Book of Mormon lands; sorts out details of topography, distance, direction, climate, and civilization; and treats issues of historical geography.
The resultant map will facilitate analysis of geography-related issues in the Book of Mormon narrative and also be of help in evaluating theories about where in the real world the Nephite lands were located.

ID = [7003]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size: 191946  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Sorenson, John L. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Introduction to the current issue.

ID = [3017]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 899  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:19
Sorenson, John L. “In Memoriam, John L. Hilton.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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In memory of John L. Hilton and his contribution to Book of Mormon word-print studies.

ID = [3035]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 1002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Sorenson, John L. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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The introduction to this issue is a discussion of the emphasis of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies as defined by the editors.

ID = [3037]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 5209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Sorenson, John L. “Last-Ditch Warfare in Ancient Mesoamerica Recalls the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 2 (2000): 44-53, 82-83.
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Warfare is a constant theme in the Book of Mormon. Conflicts with varying motivations erupted between the Nephites and Lamanites from the beginning of their sojourn in the New World. Ultimately, the Nephites as a sociopolitical group were exterminated in one climactic battle when hundreds of thousands died in a single day. Have Mesoamerican archaeologists detected an intensity and scale of warfare great enough to account for the extermination of a people like the Nephites? Yes, there is now good reason to believe that the period when the Nephites were being destroyed by their enemies was characterized in southern Mexico and Guatemala by widespread disruption rather than an orderly evolution in the Classic era that once was the standard claim of archaeologists. The process of the complete destruction of the Nephites and their culture agrees with a recurrent pattern in Mesoamerican history.

Keywords: Archaeology; Extermination; Lamanite; Mesoamerica; Nephite; Warfare
ID = [3043]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 56738  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Sorenson, John L. “Was There Hebrew Language in Ancient America? An Interview with Brian Stubbs.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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In an interview with John L. Sorenson, linguist Brian Stubbs discusses the evidence he has used to establish that at least one language family in Mesoamerica is related to Semitic languages. Stubbs explains how his studies of Near Eastern languages, coupled with his studies of Uto-Aztecan, helped him find related word pairs in the two language families. The evidence for a link between Uto-Aztecan and Semitic languages, or even Egyptian or Arabic, is still tentative, although the evidence includes all the standard requirements of comparative or historical linguistic research: sound correspondences or consistent sound shifts, morphological correspondences, and a substantial lexicon consisting of as many as 1,000 words that exemplify those correspondences.

ID = [3044]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 28283  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Sorenson, John L. “The Problematic Role of DNA Testing in Unraveling Human History.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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Over the last century, new techniques of scientific analysis have been developed that have been applied with the intent to clarify the course of human history. Immediately after World War II, blood group data seemed to provide a magic key to open up the history of the world’s populations, but by the 1960s such studies were shown to be unrealistic and misleading. The new tool in human biology and anthropology is DNA analysis. Despite cautions from the best scientists about the limits the new findings have for interpreting human history, some enthusiasts continue to claim too much for DNA study.

ID = [3047]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 57880  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Sorenson, John L. “Centenary of a Giant.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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It has been 100 years since George Reynolds published his massive work, A Complete Concordance of the Book of Mormon. Reynolds worked on this project, begun while serving a prison sentence for polygamy, over 21 years of his life. He tabulated virtually every word used in the Book of Mormon except a few of the most common words, and gave a portion of the sentence in which each cited word appeared. He himself paid all the printing costs.

ID = [3045]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 16913  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Szink, Terrence L. “Book of Mormon Scholar’s Digest.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 45-50.
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Review of Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins (1997), edited by Noel B. Reynolds

Keywords: Authorship; Early Church History; Eight Witnesses; Historicity; Joseph; Jr.; Scholarship; Smith; Three Witnesses; Translation
ID = [358]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 14285  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Tvedtnes, John A. The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: Out of Darkness Unto Light. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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If it existed in only one ancient copy, says John Tvedtnes, the Book of Mormon may have been unique. But in virtually every other way it resembles many ancient books. In this present volume, Tvedtnes shows perhaps fifty things about ancient records that must have been hilarious in 1830 but make perfect sense today: the ubiquity of intentionally hiding books in all kinds of ingenious containers made of many materials, including stone boxes and ceramic jars; books incised on obdurate surfaces, like metals, bones, and ivory; inked papyri and parchments treated with swaddling cloths soaked in cedar and citrus oils to prevent decay; many sealed and open records; waterproofing sealants like bitumen and white lime mortar; caves serving as repositories of treasures buried in many sacred mountains; the ancient perception of permanence and eternalism associated with the preservative functions of writing; and numerous ancient traditions of angels as writers and guardians of written records. Many twentieth-century discoveries of ancient documents have made all of this visible.

ID = [7006]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 442882  Children: 15  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Tvedtnes, John A. “Shades of Darkness.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 427-439.
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Review of “Dr. Shades' Review of FARMS Review of Books: How the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies deceives their fellow Latter-day Saints by creating the false impression that all is well in Zion.”

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
ID = [371]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 30025  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Tvedtnes, John A. “Lehi and Sariah Comments.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 37, 77.
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Tvedtnes adds to the onomastic discussion of the names of Lehi and Sariah in this article. He suggests that scholars should not be dissuaded by the fact that the name Sariah is found only for men. He discusses the difference between etymology and attestation of names. In the first article of this discussion, Hoskisson concluded that personal names containing parts of the body are rare in all the ancient Semitic languages. Tvedtnes, on the other hand, finds numerous examples of personal names derived from body parts. He concludes with his analysis that Sariah means “Jehovah is (my/a) prince” and that Lehi means “cheek, jawbone.”

Keywords: Language; Lehi (Prophet); Name; Onomastics; Sariah
ID = [3024]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1517  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:19
Tvedtnes, John A. “Speech from the Dust.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 1-7. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Angel Moroni; Hidden Records; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Prophecy; Smith; Joseph; Jr.
ID = [75603]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hidden Records.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 9-30. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Burial; Dead Sea Scrolls; Early Christianity; Freemasonry; Hidden Books; Hidden Records; Judaism; Metal Plates; Nag Hammadi Library
ID = [75604]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hiding Records in Boxes.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 31-57. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Ark of the Covenant; Early Christianity; Gold Plates; Hidden Records; Judaism; Metal Plates
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Sealed Books.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 59-73. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Hidden; John the Beloved; Judaism; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy; Sealed Book; Sealing
ID = [75606]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Angels as Guardians of Hidden Books.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 75-107. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Angel Moroni; Angels; Apocalypse of Paul; Dream; Early Christianity; Hidden Records; Islam; John the Beloved; Judaism; Lehi (Prophet); Middle Ages; Muhammed; Paul the Apostle; Three Witnesses; Vision; Whitmer; Mary
ID = [75607]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hiding Sacred Relics.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 109-126. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Breastplate; Burial; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls; Early Christianity; Gold Plates; Judaism; Nephite Interpreters; Relics; Sword of Laban; Temple Worship; Urim and Thummim
ID = [75608]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Mountain Repositories.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 127-143. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; China; Dead Sea Scrolls; Early Christianity; Hidden Records; Hill Cumorah; Hill Shim; Islam; Judaism; Moses (Prophet); Nag Hammadi Library; Records; Ten Commandments
ID = [75609]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “A Book That Does Not Wear Out.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 145-154. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Gold Plates; Islam; Judaism; Large Plates of Nephi; Metal Plates; Papyri; Recordkeeping
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Books in the Treasury.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 155-166. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Brass Plates; Judaism; Library; Masada; Nag Hammadi Library; Recordkeeping; Temple Worship
ID = [75611]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Records Come Forth.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 167-174. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Apocalypse of Abraham; Book of Jasher; Buddhism; China; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls; Hidden Records; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Nag Hammadi Library; Prophecy; Restoration; Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
ID = [75612]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Restoring Lost Scriptures.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 175-182. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Hidden Records; Joseph Smith Translation; Joseph Smith–Matthew; Recordkeeping
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Appendix 2: Glowing Stones in Ancient and Medieval Lore.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 195-225. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Gazelem; Idolatry; Jaredite Stones; Judaism; Middle Ages; Nephite Interpreters; Noah' s Ark; Teraphim; Urim and Thummim
ID = [75615]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Bibliography: Ancient and Medieval Works Cited.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Records: “Out of Darkness unto Light”, edited by , 227–250. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2000.
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Keywords: Bibliography
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Historical Perspectives on the Kirtland Revelation Book.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81861]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Tvedtnes, John A., John Gee, and Matthew P. Roper. “Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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In recent years, a large number of ancient writings have been found in and around Israel. While many of these include names found in the Bible and other ancient texts, others were previously unattested in written sources. Some of these previously unattested names, though unknown in the Bible, are found in the Book of Mormon. The discovery of these Hebrew names in ancient inscriptions provides remarkable evidence for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and provides clear refutation of those critics who would place its origin in nineteenth-century America. This article explores several Book of Mormon proper names that are attested from Hebrew inscriptions. Names included are Sariah, Alma, Abish, Aha, Ammonihah, Chemish, Hagoth, Himni, Isabel, Jarom, Josh, Luram, Mathoni, Mathonihah, Muloki, and Sam—none of which appear in English Bibles.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [3026]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 14338  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:19
Waltz, David. “A New Look at Historic Christianity.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 165-180.
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Review of Restoring the Ancient Church: Joseph Smith and Early Christianity (1999), by Barry R. Bickmore

Keywords: Early Christianity; Restoration
ID = [365]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 21146  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Watson, Elden J. “Cultured Conflicts: History Served on the Half Shell.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 355-370.
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Review of Cultures in Conflict: A Documentary History of the Mormon War in Illinois (1995), edited by John E. Hallwas and Roger D. Launuis

Keywords: Early Church History
ID = [348]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 34405  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Welch, John W. “Oliver Cowdery’s 1835 Response to Alexander Campbell’s 1831 ‘Delusions’” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81862]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Whittaker, David J. “Mormon Missiology: An Introduction and Guide to the Sources.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81863]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Williams, Richard N. “The Spirit of Prophecy and the Spirit of Psychiatry: Restoration of Dissociation?” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 435-443.
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Review of The Sword of Laban: Joseph Smith Jr. and the Dissociated Mind (1998), by William D. Morain

Keywords: Criticism
ID = [350]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 20528  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Wirth, Diane E. “The Bearded, White God is Everywhere—or Is He?” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 9-22.
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Review of Fair Gods and Feathered Serpents; A Search for the Early Americas' Bearded White God (1997), by T. J. O'Brien

Keywords: Ancient America; Jesus Christ; Mesoamerica; Native Americans - Aztec; Pre-Columbian American History; Quetzalcoatl
ID = [335]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 32985  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Woodger, Mary Jane. “How the Guide to English Pronunciation of Book of Mormon Names Came About.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 52-57, 79.
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Nobody in the early days of the church attempted to define in print how the proper names appearing in the Book of Mormon—but not the Bible—were to be pronounced. Joseph Smith spelled out unfamiliar proper names to his scribes during the translation process, and he never formally recorded his pronunciations. Throughout the twentieth century, several church committees attempted to standardize the pronunciation and provided a printed guide for English-speaking church members. In studying the pronunciation guide’s evolution for English-speaking church members, one thing becomes clear: church members will probably never pronounce Book of Mormon proper names correctly until either the ancients themselves tell us how they said their names or the Lord reveals the proper pronunciations.

Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Language; Name; Pronunciation; Smith
ID = [3027]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1826  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Wright, H. Curtis. “Introduction.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Records: “Out of Darkness unto Light”, edited by , ix-xii. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Hidden Records; Metal Plates
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 2 (February 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 2 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1424]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2000-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 28561  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 3 (March 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 3 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1425]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2000-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 36667  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 4 (April 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 4 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1426]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2000-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 34146  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 5 (May 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 5 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1427]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2000-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 35672  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 6 (June 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 6 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1428]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2000-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 30565  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 7 (July 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 7 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1429]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2000-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 28336  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 8 (August 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 8 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1430]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2000-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 27224  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 9 (September 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 9 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 10 (October 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 10 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 11 (November 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 11 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1433]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2000-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 22814  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 12 (December 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 12 (2000). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1434]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2000-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 23274  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
2001
Arnold, Marilyn. “Hidden Ancient Records Abound.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 53-56.
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Review of The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of the Darkness unto Light” (2000), by John A. Tvedtnes

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Gold Plates; Hidden Records; Historicity
ID = [386]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 8186  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Ash, Michael R. “Lehi of Africa.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 5-20.
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Review of Manifestations Mysteries Revealed: An Account of Bible Truth and the Book of Mormon Prophecies (2000), by Embaya Melekin

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography - Africa
ID = [384]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 34375  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Aston, Warren P. “Newly Found Altars from Nahom.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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Ancient altars in Yemen bear the inscription Nihm, a variant of the word Nahom. According to the Book of Mormon, one of the travelers in Lehi’s group, Ishmael, was buried at a place called Nahom. Because the altar has been dated to about the sixth or seventh century BC (the time of Lehi’s journey), it is plausible that the Nihm referred to on the altar could be the same place written about in the Book of Mormon. This article discusses the discovery site, the appearance of the altars, and the process of dating the altars, as well as the place-name Nahom in its Book of Mormon setting.

ID = [3073]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 13902  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Barney, Kevin L. “A Seemingly Strange Story Illuminated.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): 1-20.
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Review of The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness unto Light” (2000), by John A. Tvedtnes

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Gold Plates; Hidden Records; Historicity
ID = [374]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 50455  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Bickmore, Barry R. “Clearing up Misconceptions.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 197-199.
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Review of Pope Fictions: Answers to 30 Myths and Misconceptions about the Papacy (1999), by Patrick Madrid

Keywords: Interfaith Dialogue
ID = [396]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 7233  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Bickmore, Barry R. “A Passion for Faultfinding: The Deconversion of a Former Catholic Priest.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 201-281.
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Review of When Mormons Call: Answering Mormon Missionaries at Your Door (1999), and Inside Mormonism: What Mormons Really Believe (1999), by Isaiah Bennett

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism
ID = [397]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 94897  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Bitton, Davis. “Mormon Anti-Intellectualism: A Reply.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 59-62.
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Review of “Anti-Intellectualism in Mormon History” (1966), by Davis Bitton

Keywords: Anti-Intellectualism
ID = [388]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 9369  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Bruening, Ari D., and David L. Paulsen. “The Development of the Mormon Understanding of God: Early Mormon Modalism and Other Myths.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): Article 13.
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Review of Mormonism and the Nature of God: A Theological Revolution, 1830-1915 (2000), by Kurt Widmer

ID = [393]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 140271  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Christensen, Kevin. Paradigms Regained: A Survey of Margaret Barker’s Scholarship and Its Significance for Mormon Studies. Vol. 2 of Occasional Papers, edited by William J. Hamblin. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.
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Some years ago I bought Margaret Barker’s The Great Angel on the last day of an annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. (On the last day of each conference, hundreds of booksellers—Cambridge and Brill being notable exceptions—sell their display copies at a fifty-percent discount, creating the Bookanalia, a book-buying frenzy among otherwise staid and boring academics that is a wonder to behold.) As I began reading through the book on the flight home, I would come across passages that made me stop and ask, “Could Barker be a Mormon?” Reading further I would conclude she probably wasn’t. But a few pages later I would again be forced to wonder, “Well, maybe she really is a Mormon.” Every Latter-day Saint I’ve talked to about Barker’s research has had a similar reaction. The truth is, however, Barker is a Methodist preacher and a past president of the Society for Old Testament Study, who has had no extensive contact with Latter-day Saints. I have long believed that Barker’s books deserved to be more widely known and read by Latter-day Saints. Kevin Christensen’s “Paradigms Regained,” the second in the ongoing series of FARMS Occasional Papers, is an excellent introduction to Barker’s works and their possible implications for Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Deuteronomist Reforms; Isaiah (Book); Isaiah (Prophet); Josiah’s Reforms; King Josiah; Messiah
ID = [8422]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-books,old-test  Size: 300019  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Faulconer, James E. “Takayama: Restoration Revelation as Poetry Rather than Fraud.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): 127-132.
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Review of “Poetic Language in Nineteenth Century Mormonism: A Study of Semiotic Phenomenology in Communication and Culture” (1990), by Michiko Takayama

Keywords: Criticism; Philosophy; Poetry; Revelation
ID = [380]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 15131  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 13 Issue 1. FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001).
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples
ID = [20]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 9  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:00
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 13 Issue 2. FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001).
ID = [21]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 18  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:00
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 1 (January 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 1 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1435]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 19677  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 10 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 10 Issue 2. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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The Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

ID = [2743]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 12  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:18
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “2000 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): Article 19.
ID = [1315]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 7855  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Contributors.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
ID = [3049]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 4859  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Of What Material Were the Plates?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Contrary to what some may assume, the plates were most likely made not of pure gold but rather of an alloy termed tumbaga by the Spanish.

ID = [3053]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 28132  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Richardson Benedict Gill’s book The Great Maya Droughts: Water, Life, and Death provides substantial evidence of the natural physical events that occurred in Mesoamerica. These events are comparable to events recorded in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3063]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 16332  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Evidence suggests that ancient Mesoamericans may have had horses. Excavations have produced horse bones that archaeologists believe date to before the Spanish Conquest. The article also mentions an artifact found in Bolivia that may have characters in a Semitic script. Locals have asked for assistance in examining the piece, but it is not yet clear whether it is relevant to the Book of Mormon.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3064]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 19042  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Contributors.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
ID = [3065]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 4826  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust: When the Day Turned to Night.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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The timing of volcanic eruptions in the Veracruz area, where many scholars suggest the Book of Mormon may have taken place, is contemporary with events recorded in the Book of Mormon, thus providing further evidence of the authenticity of that book.

ID = [3075]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 10052  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light: Sunken Ruin Off Cuba.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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Reports of an underwater city off the island of Cuba have caused many Latter-day Saints to believe that the city is a remnant of a Book of Mormon city. However, archaeologists have not found any reason to support that idea.

ID = [3076]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 2753  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Gardner, Brant A. “The Other Stuff: Reading the Book of Mormon for Cultural Information.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 21-52.
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Review of Nephite culture and Society: Selected Papers (1997), by John L. Sorenson

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Economics; Family; Historicity; Lehi (Prophet); Mesoamerica; Mulekite; Nephite Culture; Others; Politics; Sherem; Warfare
ID = [385]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 70936  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Gaskill, Alonzo L. “Maximus Nothus Decretum: A Look at the Recent Catholic Declaration regarding Latter-day Saint Baptisms.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 175-196.
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Review of “The Question of the Validity of Baptism Conferred in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (unpublished), by Luis Ladaria

Keywords: Baptism for the Dead
ID = [395]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 53430  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Gee, John. “Epigraphic Considerations on Janne Sjodahl’s Experiment with Nephite Writing.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 25, 79.
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Having studied Janne Sjodahl’s work on the number of plates required for the original Book of Mormon text, John Gee examines the potential drawbacks of Sjodahl’s experiment. He concludes that the size of Miller’s script suffices for Sjodahl’s test.

Keywords: Epigraphy; Nephite; Plates; Script
ID = [3055]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15063  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Givens, Terryl L. “The Book of Mormon and Dialogic Revelation.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 16-27, 69-70.
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This article has been adapted from the author’s book By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion. The author discusses three common understandings of the term revelation: (1) revelation as doctrine, (2) revelation as history, and (3) revelation as inner experience. He suggests that the Book of Mormon introduces a fourth type: revelation as dialogue. This form of revelation allows individuals to have direct contact with God, rather than only through the scriptures, and can be applied to our lives just as it was to the lives of those living in Book of Mormon times.

Keywords: Conversion; Dialogue; Doctrine; Experience; History; Revelation
ID = [3068]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 55276  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Hallen, Cynthia L. “What’s in a Word?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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This article explains the benefits of studying specific words in the context of the Book of Mormon. Focusing on the origin of a word provides additional meaning and insight to a particular verse of scripture and helps the reader better understand the intended meaning of the author.

ID = [3061]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 19766  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Hallen, Cynthia L. “What’s in a Word?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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The use of the word judge in the scriptures can cause confusion. By researching the etymologies and scriptural uses of the words judge and righteous, Cynthia Hallen observes that there is a difference between judging and judging righteously.

ID = [3074]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 13758  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Hamblin, William J. “Joseph or Jung? A Response to Douglas Salmon.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): Article 12.
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Review of “Parallelomania and the Study of Latter-day Saint Scripture: Confirmation, Coincidence, or the Collective Unconscious?” (2000), by Douglas F. Salmon

ID = [392]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 49619  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Henrichsen, Kirk B. “How Witnesses Described the Gold Plates.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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This article contains descriptions of the gold plates quoted directly from individuals who were closely associated with Joseph Smith Jr. Among those quoted are Martin Harris, Orson Pratt, and Emma Smith. The compiler also comments on the material of the plates.

ID = [3052]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 24302  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Hettinger, Glen J. “Comments on Critical Exchanges.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): Article 8.
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Review of “A Hard Day for Professor Midgley: An Essay for Fawn McKay Brodie” (1999), by Glen J. Hettinger

ID = [379]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 71943  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Jenkins, Joseph A. “An Analysis from a Teacher’s Perspective.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 57-58.
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Review of Charting the Book of Mormon (1999), by John W. Welch and J. Gregory Welch

Keywords: Scripture Study; Study Aid
ID = [387]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 3644  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Jones, Gerald E. “The Journey of an 1830 Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 36-43, 79.
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When the Book of Mormon was first published in 1830, there were 5,000 copies printed. It is unclear how many of those copies still exist today, but each was worth approximately $5,000 in the 1980s. One such copy, after being passed from one person to another for over a century, finally fell into the hands of Gerald E. Jones. Using a note left on the inside cover by a former owner, Jones was able to track the journey of the book and discover who many of its owners were.

Keywords: 1830 Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon; Early Church History; NY; Palmyra
ID = [3057]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 31905  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
LaFleur, Philip D. “Evidence?” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): 73-75.
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Review of Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research on Creation, and Mormon Theology (1999), by Arvin S. Gibson

Keywords: Creation; Near-Death Experience; Theology
ID = [376]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 6833  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Livingstone, Kevin. “Burden of Proof: A Review of Fingerprints of God, by Arvin S. Gibson.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): Article 6.
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Review of Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research on Creation, and Mormon Theology (1999), by Arvin S. Gibson

ID = [377]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 17382  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Madsen, Ann N. “What Meaneth the Words That Are Written?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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When the prophet Abinadi preached repentance to the Nephites, the people were upset and turned him over to King Noah. While in the king’s presence, Abinadi explained to the king and to the priests the meaning of Isaiah’s messianic prophecies. Although they did not heed Abinadi’s teaching, modern readers of the Book of Mormon are now able to better understand the life of Jesus Christ and the key principles of the atonement through Abinadi’s teachings.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
ID = [3051]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 46908  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Marsh, W. Jeffrey. “Brigham Young and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 6-15, 69.
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Brigham Young studied the text of the Book of Mormon for approximately two years before he decided to be baptized. This article discusses how his family life prepared him to receive the teachings of the Book of Mormon and the influence his testimony had on him throughout his life, as second president of the church, and as the first governor of the state of Utah. Despite his conversion to the Book of Mormon, Brigham did not often refer to its teachings in his sermons. This seemingly strange practice was likely a result of the cultural dependence on the Bible at that time and of Brigham’s careful attention to the prophet Joseph Smith Jr.’s teaching style, which did not include a large number of Book of Mormon references. Even though Brigham did not incorporate direct references in his teachings, he was greatly influenced by the principles taught in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Brigham; Conversion; Early Church History; Missionary Work; Young
ID = [3067]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,brigham,farms-jbms  Size: 44788  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Midgley, Louis C. “The Legend of Legacy of Fawn Brodie.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): Article 4.
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Review of Fawn McKay Brodie: A Biographer's Life (1999), by Newell G. Bringhurst

ID = [375]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 121198  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Nibley, Hugh W. “Approach to John Gee, Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): Article 9.
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Since 1989, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon has published review essays to help serious readers make informed choices and judgments about books and other publications on topics related to the Latter-day Saint religious tradition. It has also published substantial freestanding essays that made further contributions to the field of Mormon studies. In 1996, the journal changed its name to the FARMS Review with Volume 8, No 1. In 2011, the journal was renamed Mormon Studies Review.
A review of A Guide to the Joseph Smtih Papyri (2000) by John Gee.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Reviews and Forewords of Others’ Works > John Gee
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Norwood, L. Ara. “He Ain’t Heavy.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): 133-163.
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Review of Is the Mormon My Brother? (1997), by James R. White

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
ID = [381]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 69241  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Nyman, Monte S. “Other Ancient American Records Yet to Come Forth.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 52-61, 79-80.
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Many critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that there cannot be any scripture added to the Bible, thus making the Book of Mormon blasphemous. However, many scriptures refer to other books of scriptures, including the Book of Mormon and other records that are not currently available to the world. Monte S. Nyman discusses here the plausibility of receiving modern revelation and scripture from God. He also suggests that by studying the Book of Mormon and other scriptures in conjunction with the Bible, Latter-day Saints can better prepare for the day when lost records are restored.

Keywords: Hidden Books; Lost Records; Revelation; Scripture
ID = [3059]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 54207  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Parry, Donald W. Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.
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Parry, Donald W. Visualizing Isaiah. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.
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Visualizing Isaiah is a full- color book filled with beautiful photographs, maps, and charts that illuminate the words of the prophet Isaiah. Author Donald W. Parry, an expert on Isaiah and Old Testament texts, complements the book’s gorgeous graphic elements with insight into Isaiah’s world.

ID = [7007]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-books,old-test  Size: 143095  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: American Apocrypha?” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): xi-xvi.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Peterson surmises what the assumptions of the forthcoming book American Apocrypha will be. The statements of the Book of Mormon witnesses must be taken seriously, and the work of Royal Skousen reveals a stunningly consistent, systematic, and complex book. Keith Norman’s dissertation on deification and Jordan Vajda’s master’s thesis on divinization note parallels with early doctrines of theosis. Joseph Smith’s mission consisted of making clear that which was formerly hidden.

Keywords: Criticism; Historicity
ID = [373]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 6482  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Q&A.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): xi-xxvi.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Peterson poses and answers fourteen “questions not asked” for readers of the FARMS Review of Books. Louis Midgley and George L. Mitton have been appointed as associate editors for the FARMS Review.

Keywords: Scholarship
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Raish, Martin H. “A Reader’s Library.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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This article lists and discusses multiple texts that comment on the Book of Mormon and recommends them as supplements to Book of Mormon study.

ID = [3062]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 13651  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Reynolds, Noel B., and Royal Skousen. “Was the Path Nephi Saw ‘Strait and Narrow’ or ‘Straight and Narrow’?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 30-33, 70.
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The two spellings strait and straight are often considered synonymous; however, they come from different Middle English words and have different meanings. Strait means “narrow” or “tight,” whereas straight means “not crooked.” The difference in these meanings affects the interpretation of the scriptural phrase “strait/straight and narrow path” and others like it. Reynolds and Skousen explore possible meanings that the original Book of Mormon authors may have intended in their use of the two words.

Keywords: Middle English; Nephi; Straight; Strait
ID = [3070]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 17888  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Robertson-Wilson, Marian. “A Musical Message of Faith and Repentance.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 1-4.
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Review of Come unto Christ: The Conversion of Alma the Younger (1999), by Merrill Jenson, with text compiled by Betsy Jenson

Keywords: Alma the Younger; Conversion; Music; Repentance
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [383]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 10033  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Roulstone, Darren T. “The Pervasiveness of the Temple in Religious Thought.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 79-86.
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Review of The Temple in Time and Eternity (1999), edited by Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks; and The Gates of Heaven: Insights on the Doctrines and Symbols of the Temple (1999), by Matthew B. Brown

Keywords: Symbolism; Temple Worship
ID = [391]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 17512  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Schaalje, G. Bruce. “Denote or Prove?” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): 85-89.
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Review of Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research on Creation, and Mormon Theology (1999), by Arvin S. Gibson

Keywords: Creation; Near-Death Experience; Theology
ID = [378]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 12190  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Seely, David Rolph. “Lehi’s Altar and Sacrifice in the Wilderness.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 62-69, 80.
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After the Book of Mormon prophet Lehi left Jerusalem with his family, he built an altar in the wilderness and offered a sacrifice to God. This practice appears to contradict biblical law as outlined in Deuteronomy 12, which states that sacrifices should be made only on an altar within a temple. However, David Rolph Seely provides three possible explanations as to why Lehi was not breaking the law of Moses.

Keywords: Altar; Law of Moses; Lehi (Prophet); Sacrifice; Temple; Wilderness
ID = [3060]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 33424  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Sjodahl, Janne M. “The Book of Mormon Plates.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 22-24, 79.
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Janne Sjodahl discusses how the Book of Mormon would have taken up less space on the plates than in its current translated and printed form. Because the plates were written in a language comparable to Hebrew, Sjodahl had fourteen pages of the English Book of Mormon translated into Hebrew and written out. This Hebrew text covered only one page. According to this finding, the Book of Mormon could be written using as few as twenty-one plates (or even forty-eight if written in larger characters). Sjodahl presents estimates of the size and weight of the plates.

Keywords: Characters; Gold Plates; Language - Hebrew; Writing; Writing System; Epigraphy
ID = [3054]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 19264  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Skinner, Andrew C. “Serpent Symbols and Salvation in the Ancient Near East and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 42-55, 70-71.
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The serpent is often used to represent one of two things: Christ or Satan. This article synthesizes evidence from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Greece, and Jerusalem to explain the reason for this duality. Many scholars suggest that the symbol of the serpent was used anciently to represent Jesus Christ but that Satan distorted the symbol, thereby creating this paradox. The dual nature of the serpent is incorporated into the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Duality; Jesus Christ; Paradox; Satan; Serpent; Snake; Symbolism
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Types and Symbols
ID = [3072]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 53486  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Sorenson, John L. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Sorenson, John L. “The Book of Mormon as a Collectible.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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This article discusses the evolution of book collecting, particularly by Latter-day Saints. Although the circle of book collectors used to be small, it has since expanded, probably because of the spread of the Internet. Latter-day Saints throughout the world are now able to locate and purchase old and rare books within minutes. While this innovation can be productive and beneficial, the easy access can be risky. Because people are so anxious to buy these types of books, they have the potential to be deceived by those who create fraudulent products, and unlike the older, more experienced buyers, newcomers often do not inspect books closely for authenticity and condition before purchasing them. Because of these potential mistakes, it is essential that book collectors be more aware of the risks and take the necessary precautions to avoid them.

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Sorenson, John L. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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Introduction to the current issue and the new editorial team.

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Swanson, Vern G. “The Book of Mormon Art of Arnold Friberg: Painter of Scripture.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Arnold Friberg is arguably the most influential artist on Latter-day Saint scriptural art. His depictions of the people and the landscape of the Book of Mormon are well known to Latter-day Saints. This article explains the genesis and completion of Friberg’s series of twelve Book of Mormon paintings and gives the author’s own observations on each painting.

ID = [3056]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 41940  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Swenson, Raymond Takashi. “Faith without Caricature?” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 65-77.
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Review of Mormon America: The Power and the Promise (1999), by Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling

Keywords: Criticism
ID = [390]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 28109  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Tanner, John S. “Two Hymns Based on Nephi’s Psalm.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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The first line of Nephi’s Psalm (found in 2 Nephi 4:16– 35) matches perfectly the iambic pentameter of Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia, more commonly known among Latter-day Saints as the hymn Be Still, My Soul. Because of this coincidence, John S. Tanner decided to write lyrics based on Nephi’s Psalm, called I Love the Lord, after which he solicited the help of Ronald J. Staheli in composing a musical arrangement based on Finlandia. Tanner later wrote another adaptation of Nephi’s Psalm, called Sometimes My Soul, using the tune of an American folk song. He explains the process of writing these two songs and the accompanying challenges.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
ID = [3071]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 18083  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Tvedtnes, John A. “Finders of the Lost Ark.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 283-294.
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Review of Following the Ark of the Covenant (2000), by Kerry Ross Boren and Lisa Lee Boren

Keywords: Ark of the Covenant
ID = [398]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 26847  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Welch, John W. “A Faint but Interesting Christian Voice from the Dust of Egypt.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 171-173.
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Review of Gospel of the Savior: A New Ancient Gospel (1999), by Charles W. Hedrick and Paul A. Mirecki

Keywords: Early Christianity
ID = [394]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,welch  Size: 5740  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Williams, Clyde J. “More Light on Who Wrote the Title Page.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 28-29, 70.
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The title page of the Book of Mormon was most likely written by Moroni, but in recent years scholars have suggested that Mormon, Moroni’s father, may have written the first six lines of the title page, with Moroni writing the rest. However, a more in-depth analysis of the text on that page and the specific language that is used provides evidence supporting the notion that the title page was, in fact, written solely by Moroni.

Keywords: Authorship; Mormon; Moroni; Title Page
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [3069]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 11793  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 2 (February 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 2 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1436]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2001-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 22110  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 3 (March 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1437]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2001-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 15315  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:09
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 4 (April 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 4 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 5 (May 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 5 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 6 (June 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 6 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 7 (July 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 7 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1441]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2001-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 17625  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 8 (August 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 8 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 9 (September 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 9 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1443]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2001-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 15075  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 10 (October 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 10 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 21, No. 11 (November 2001).” Insights, Vol. 21, No. 11 (2001). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1445]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2001-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 18011  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
2002
Abunuwara, Ehab. “Into the Desert: An Arab View of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11, no. 1 (2002): 60-65, 111.
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The Book of Mormon culture is found to be strikingly similar to that of the Middle East. An Arab Latter-day Saint tells his experience with the Book of Mormon and how he is able to relate to the stories within its pages because of his cultural origins. Among the congruities discussed are the structure of the family, the concept of taking oaths, the behavior of women, and the danger of the desert. Together, these points demonstrate the worth of the Book of Mormon and show how each reader is able to draw from his or her own cultural background in order to infer different messages.

Keywords: Arabia; Behavior; Book of Mormon; Culture; Desert; Middle East; Oaths
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3087]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 31814  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Anonymous. “Contributors.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
ID = [3096]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 4178  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Arts, Valentin. “A Third Jaredite Record: The Sealed Portion of the Gold Plates.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11, no. 1 (2002): 50-59, 110-111.
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In the Book of Mormon, two records (a large engraved stone and twenty-four gold plates) contain the story of an ancient civilization known as the Jaredites. There appears to be evidence of an unpublished third record that provides more information on this people and on the history of the world. When the brother of Jared received a vision of Jesus Christ, he was taught many things but was instructed not to share them with the world until the time of his death. The author proposes that the brother of Jared did, in fact, write those things down shortly before his death and then buried them, along with the interpreting stones, to be revealed to the world according to the timing of the Lord.

Keywords: Brother of Jared; Gold Plates; Jaredite; Prophet; Record; Revelation; Sealed Portion
ID = [3086]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 45732  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Asay, Ronald W. “Bassett’s Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1 (2002): Article 3.
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Review of Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Insights from Prophets, Church Leaders, and Scholars (1999), by K. Douglas Bassett

ID = [400]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 16995  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Bitton, Davis. “George Q. Cannon and the Faithful Narrative of Mormon History.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 275-293.
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Review of Life of Joseph Smith the Prophet (1888; 1986), by George Q. Cannon

Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Smith
ID = [407]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 20030  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Bradford, Miles Gerald. “Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Introduction to the book.

ID = [3097]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 14897  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Bradford, Miles Gerald, and Alison V. P. Coutts, eds. Uncovering the Original Text of the Book of Mormon: History and Findings of the Critical Text Project. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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This colorful, informative book features reports on the multi-pronged effort to determine as far as possible the original English-language translation of the Book of Mormon. Royal Skousen, the editor and principal investigator of the original and printer’s manuscripts of the Book of Mormon, details the project’s history and some of the more significant findings. Robert Espinosa reviews his team’s painstaking work of preserving and identifying remaining fragments of the original manuscript. Ron Romig narrates the investigation into the printer’s manuscript, and Larry Draper explains how the press sheets for the 1830 edition reveal overlooked details of the printing process. In an insightful response, Daniel C. Peterson interpolates evidence from Skousen’s research to show the divine manner in which the Book of Mormon came forth.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, critical text project; Book of Mormon, manuscripts; Book of Mormon, editions and translations; Faith and scholarship
ID = [7008]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 179717  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Summary of current issue.

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Brown, S. Kent. “The Sesquicentennial of Four European Translations of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Introduction to the following four articles on early translations of the Book of Mormon into French, German, Italian, and French.

ID = [3081]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 2520  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Brown, S. Kent. “New Light from Arabia on Lehi’s Trail.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 55-125. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Adversity; Arabia; Architecture; Bountiful (Old World); Dream; Incense Trail; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Metal Plates; Metallurgy; Nahom; Recordkeeping; Sacrifice; Tree of Life; Vision; Wilderness
ID = [75591]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 126129  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Christensen, Kevin. “A Response to Paul Owen’s Comments on Margaret Barker.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 193-221.
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Review of “Monotheism, Mormonism, and the New Testament Witness” (2002), by Paul Owen

Keywords: Criticism; Deuteronomist Reforms
ID = [417]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 47875  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Clark, John E. “Evaluating the Case for a Limited Great Lakes Setting.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 9-77.
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Review of Return to Cumorah: Piecing Together the Puzzle Where the Nephites Lived (1998), by Duane R. Aston; The Land of Lehi: Further Evidence for the Book of Mormon (1999), by Paul Hedengren: and The Lost Lands of the Book of Mormon (2000), by Phyllis Carol Olive

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography – Great Lakes
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [401]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 54238  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Clark, John L. “Painting Out the Messiah: The Theologies of Dissidents.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Despite the establishment of Christ’s church in the New World by the Book of Mormon prophet Nephi, many dissenters during its thousand-year history attempted to thwart the church and preach alternative theologies. This article first discusses the doctrine that Nephi taught to his people concerning Jesus Christ. Historical context then provides further understanding of the society in which Nephi and his descendants lived. Having come from Jerusalem in the Old World, the Nephites were still accustomed to the law of Moses, which certainly would have influenced their view of a Messiah. This, along with the political circumstances of the Nephite people, facilitated the dissension of many. The experiences of the Anti-Christ Sherem, the priests of Noah, and the Zarahemla dissidents demonstrate these points. Lastly, those who altered Nephi’s teachings appeared to do so for five specific reasons, which are discussed in this article, thus showing how the dissenters erased the doctrine of a Redeemer from their theologies.

ID = [3080]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 67745  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Cooper, Glen M. “Historical Paradigms in Conflict: The Nauvoo Period Revisited.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 295-313.
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Review of Cultures in Conflict: A Documentary History of the Mormon War in Illinois (1995), edited by John E. Hallwas and Roger D. Launius

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Nauvoo
ID = [408]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 19870  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Coutts, Alison V. P. “From a Convert’s Viewpoint.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 421-452. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Baptism; Eve; Fall of Adam; Judgment; Mesoamerica; Opposition; Plan of Redemption; Plan of Salvation; Premortal Existence; Three Nephites; Warfare
ID = [75600]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 50202  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Dennis, Ronald D. “Llyfr Mormon: The Translation of the Book of Mormon into Welsh.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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In 1840, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints established its first branch in Wales. The branch had been organized and converts baptized without the help of Welsh translations of the Book of Mormon and other church materials. In this specific area in Wales, English was widely spoken; thus translating the Book of Mormon into Welsh had not been a priority. However, after being sent to a different area of Wales by Elder Lorenzo Snow of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, William Henshaw quickly realized that such a translation was imperative to the spreading of the gospel throughout the rest of Wales. In 1845, Captain Dan Jones arrived in Wales as a new missionary. Elder Jones used a press belonging to his brother, a Welsh clergyman, to print church pamphlets that he had translated into Welsh. One of the employees who worked at the press, John S. Davis, eventually was baptized. In 1850, Davis translated the Doctrine and Covenants into Welsh. The next year, he asked the Welsh Saints to subscribe to the official Mormon periodical, which would publish a part of the Book of Mormon each week. The subscriptions would provide the funds necessary to do so. The Saints responded enthusiastically, and as a result, the Welsh translation of the Book of Mormon was eventually all published.

ID = [3085]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,farms-jbms  Size: 23620  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Draper, Larry W. “Book of Mormon Editions.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Larry Draper describes his role in providing Royal Skousen with copies of various early editions of the Book of Mormon for use in the critical text project. Draper also describes the printing process of the Book of Mormon, which process was made clearer because of Skousen’s project. Draper explains the stereotyping method of printing that was used for the 1840 Cincinnati/Nauvoo edition and the 1852 Liverpool edition of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3102]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 17092  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Duffin, Stephen J. “Pressing Forward: A Real Feast.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 91-97.
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Review of Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s (1999), edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne

Keywords: Commentary; Scholarship
ID = [404]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 13346  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Espinosa, Robert J. “Fragments of the Original Manuscript.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Robert Espinosa was approached by Royal Skousen in 1991 with a request for him to join Skousen on the critical text project of the Book of Mormon. Espinosa shares his experience working with Skousen and the developments that they were able to make. After meeting with the owners of some fragments of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon, Espinosa and Skousen were able to conserve, examine, and photograph the fragments. They also carefully analyzed the physical characteristics of the printer’s manuscript.

ID = [3099]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15296  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Faulconer, James E. “With Real Intent.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Faulconer discusses the evolution of his testimony of the Book of Mormon; years passed before he recognized the importance of that book to his life as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After reading an article explaining the tree of life that is written about in 1 Nephi, he gained a deeper understanding of the purpose of the Book of Mormon—that the book prepares members of the church to enter into covenants with God in the temple and explains what those covenants are. In addition to that objective, the book testifies of and brings people to Jesus Christ.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [3090]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 30355  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 14 Issue 1. FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1 (2002).
ID = [22]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 19  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:00
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 1 (January 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1446]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 30050  Children: 5  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 11 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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The Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

ID = [2744]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 19  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:18
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 11 Issue 2. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Contributors.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
ID = [3077]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 6393  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “An Interview With John L. Sorenson.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Editors of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies interview renowned Book of Mormon scholar John L. Sorenson to discuss his experience in doing Book of Mormon research for more than fifty years. Sorensen tells of becoming interested in the Book of Mormon and in Mesoamerican anthropology and archaeology. He also articulates how to be a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while conducting objective and scholarly research on the Book of Mormon. Sorenson explains how this approach has helped people throughout the world better understand the Book of Mormon and how it will continue to help.

ID = [3089]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 27713  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light: The Queen of Sheba, Skyscraper Architecture, and Lehi’s Dream.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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The Book of Mormon prophet Lehi received a vision commonly referred to as the tree of life. Within that vision, he observes a building that he describes as “strange.” A possible reason Lehi labels it this way is that the architecture of the building was dissimilar to the architecture popular in Jerusalem at the time. The building in Lehi’s dream was plausibly structured similar to the buildings found in south Arabia during Lehi’s time. By studying the architectural styles of Jerusalem and south Arabia, one can better evaluate and understand the vision of the tree of life.

ID = [3094]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 8809  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Out of the Dust: The Ossuary of James, . . . Brother of Jesus.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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A recently discovered ossuary with the inscription “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” may be the resting place of the bones of James the Just, the brother of the Lord, from the New Testament. Analyses of the carving, the language, and the history of Israeli ossuaries are being undertaken in an attempt to unveil further information on this ossuary. If this ossuary is authentic and corresponds to the correct time period, it can be more strongly proposed that the bones that used to rest inside the ossuary did, in fact, belong to James, the brother of Jesus of Nazareth.

ID = [3095]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 16043  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Gee, John. “Book of Mormon Word Usage: ‘Seal You His’” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).
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The verb to seal occurs some 34 times in the Book of Mormon. In most of these instances the verb takes (is followed by) a direct object referring to such things as the law, a book, records, words, an account, an epistle, an interpretation, revelation, the truth, and the stone interpreters. Twice, however, the verb to seal takes a person as a direct object that is qualified by a possessive pronoun: Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works, that Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent, may seal you his, that you may be brought to heaven, that ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life, through the wisdom, and power, and justice, and mercy of him who created all things, in heaven and in earth, who is God above all. (Mosiah 5:15; emphasis added)

Keywords: Book of Mormon; seal; Hebrew; records
ID = [66648]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Gee, John. “The Wrong Type of Book.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 307-329. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship; Manuscript Found; Native Americans; Smith; Ethan; Spaulding; Solomon; View of the Hebrews
ID = [75597]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 35779  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Hallen, Cynthia L. “What’s in a Word? Tender and Chaste and Delicate Feelings Are Pleasing to the Lord.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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The word tender is used repeatedly throughout the Book of Mormon, but the modern connotations of the term may skew readers’ understanding of what Book of Mormon authors intended to convey when employing it in their writing. By examining the etymology of tender and the etymologies of similar words, readers can better comprehend the intended meaning of the ancient Book of Mormon authors.

ID = [3092]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 16565  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Hancock, Ralph C. “The Authority of ‘Academic Freedom’ On Two Cases of Miseducation at BYU.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1 (2002): Article 18.
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Review of The Lord's University: Freedom and Authority at BYU (1998), by Bryan Waterman and Brian Kagel

ID = [410]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 17988  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Harper, Howard K., Steven C. Harper, and David P. Harper. “Van Wagoner’s Sidney Rigdon: A Portrait of Biographical Excess.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1 (2002): Article 14.
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Review of Sidney Rigdon: A Portrait of Religious Excess (1994), by Richard S. Van Wagoner

ID = [406]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 19785  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Homer, Michael W. “Il Libro di Mormon: Anticipating Growth Beyond Italy’s Waldensian Valleys.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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In the year 1850, Elder Lorenzo Snow of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles arrived in Italy as a missionary. He and his companions spent much of their time with a Waldensian community. Elder Snow soon began sending missionaries to Switzerland to preach the gospel to French speakers there and began publishing church materials into French. The new materials caused a lot of opposition from Swiss Protestants and Italian Catholics. Elder Snow then went to England, where he solicited the help of an anonymous translator, and together they completed the translation of the Book of Mormon into Italian. Elder Snow returned to Italy soon after, bringing copies of Il Libro di Mormon with him, but he and the other missionaries did not find much success. Because of the influence of the Catholic Church on the government, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was not given much freedom in their preaching. Il Libro di Mormon similarly did not significantly help the missionary work. Almost all the Italian converts to the church were French-speaking Waldensians. Because of the lack of progress, the Italian mission was closed in 1867 and not reopened until a century later, in 1966.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3084]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 30206  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Hoskisson, Paul Y., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee. “What’s in a Name? Irreantum.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11, no. 1 (2002): 90-93, 114-115.
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The Book of Mormon was written in a language that was grounded in Hebrew and Egyptian; the people of the Book of Mormon most likely spoke this same language. It is interesting, then, that the Book of Mormon authors periodically included definitions for certain terms that they used in their writing, as if their audience did not understand them. This technique, known as a gloss, suggests that those terms may not have been a part of that ancient language. In an attempt to uncover the true origin of such words, this article dissects the Book of Mormon term Irreantum and delves into its linguistic characteristics to determine whether the term could have originated from Hebrew, Egyptian, ancient South Semitic, or another language.

Keywords: Egyptian; Gloss; Irreantum; Language; Language - Hebrew; Name; Onomastics; Reformed Egyptian; Semitic
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3091]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 21817  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Huff, Benjamin I. “Of Course Mormonism Is Christian.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 113-130.
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Review of “Is Mormonism Christian?” (2002), by Craig L. Blomberg

Keywords: Criticism
ID = [414]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 14631  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Jackson, Kent P. “Am I a Christian?” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 131-137.
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Review of “Is Mormonism Christian?” (2002), by Craig L. Blomberg

Keywords: Criticism
ID = [415]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 8630  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Jibson, Michael D. “Korihor Speaks or the Misinterpretation of Dreams.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1 (2002): Article 13.
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Review of Inside the Mind of Joseph Smith: Psychobiography and the Book of Mormon (1999), by Robert D. Anderson

ID = [405]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 34570  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Linn, David, and Kevin L. Barney. “‘Let Us Stain Our Swords No More’” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).
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In Alma 24 we read of the courage of the people of Anti- Nephi-Lehi, Lamanites who had converted to the Lord. Their king pleaded with them, “Let us stain our swords no more with the blood of our brethren” (Alma 24:12). So great was their faith that they covenanted never to take up arms again and buried their weapons of war. When the unconverted Lamanites came against them, the Anti-Nephi- Lehies, rather than resist their attackers, prostrated themselves on the ground to pray and allowed their brethren to slay them.

Keywords: Lamanites; Christianity; Anti-Nephi-Lehies; Maurice
ID = [66647]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Madsen, Ann N. “‘His Hand Is Stretched Out Still’: The Lord’s Eternal Covenant of Mercy.” In Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman G. Madsen, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and Stephen D. Ricks, 703—22. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
ID = [67064]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘By the Gift and Power of God’” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 1-15. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; Miracle; Restoration; Revelation; Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Translation
ID = [75589]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 20278  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
McClellan, Richard D. “Traduit de L’Anglais: The First French Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was first organized in the year 1830, the Book of Mormon had been published in only one language: English. But the church was growing quickly and spreading to other parts of the world. One of the first publications of the Book of Mormon in another language was in French. This article gives an account of the French translation from 1850 to 1852, when Elder John Taylor, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presided over a newly opened mission in France. Elder Taylor oversaw the translation process, which was done primarily by recent French converts Mr. Wilhelm and Louis Bertrand and one of Elder Taylor’s counselors, Elder Curtis E. Bolton. While these men were translating, Paris was in the midst of political unrest and was wary of unfamiliar social, political, and religious organizations. In fact, both Elder Taylor and Brother Bertrand had to hide from government officials. Despite all the complications that came about during this process, the work was ultimately a success.

ID = [3082]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 32292  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
McGregor, Russell C. “The Anti-Mormon Attackers.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 315-319.
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Review of The Mormon Defenders: How Latter-day Saint Apologists Misinterpret the Bible (2001), by James Patrick Holding

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
ID = [409]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 11780  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Midgley, Louis C. “Faulty Topography.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 139-192.
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Review of “And the Saints Go Marching On” (2002), by Carl Mosser; and Mormon America: The Power and the Promise (1999), by Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism
ID = [416]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 42688  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendix: Echoes and Evidences from the Writings of Hugh Nibley.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 453-506. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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A discussion of evidence of the Book of Mormon’s authenticity.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Historicity; Scholarship
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Parry, Donald W. “Hebraisms and Other Ancient Peculiarities in the Book of Mormon.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 155-189. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Hebraism; Language - Hebrew; Parallelism; Poetry; Simile Curse
ID = [75593]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 54376  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch. “Introduction.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, ix-xv. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Historicity; Scholarship
ID = [75588]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 10309  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Paulsen, David L. “A General Response to The New Mormon Challenge.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1 (2002): Article 8.
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Review of The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement (2002), edited by Francis J. Beckwith, Carl Mosser, and Paul Owens

ID = [413]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 25644  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Historical Concreteness, or Speculative Abstraction?” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): xi-xxvi.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Peterson publishes his remarks given at a debate organized under the auspices of the Society of Evangelical Philosophers. Basically, he believes that the very choice of “theology” as a focus of the debate grants an importance to that particular area of intellectual activity that Latter-day Saints and early Christians do not share with more sophisticated critics. Organizations attempting a “ministry of reconciliation” instead appear to attack.

Keywords: Philosophy; Theology
ID = [399]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 17999  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Peterson, Daniel C. “A Response: ‘What the Manuscripts and the Eyewitnesses Tell Us about the Translation of the Book of Mormon’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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According to the traditional account, when Joseph Smith translated the gold plates into what is now known as the Book of Mormon, he did not create the text himself or copy the text from another existing manuscript. Rather, he translated the text through an interpreting device, which only worked when Joseph was spiritually and emotionally prepared. The article supports this claim by including several stories of the translation process as told by eyewitnesses.

ID = [3104]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,peterson  Size: 20337  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Peterson, Daniel C. “Not Joseph’s, and Not Modern.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 191-229. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Asherah; Authorship; Columbus; Christopher; Eight Witnesses; Exodus Motif; Historicity; Language - Hebrew; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Three Witnesses
ID = [75594]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,peterson  Size: 64818  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Raish, Martin H., and C. Gary Bennett. “A Reader’s Library.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Two critics evaluate the book By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion. Raish opines that Givens’s book effectively explains why a person might accept the Book of Mormon and facilitates a reader’s desire to better understand the Book of Mormon. Bennett adds that Givens approaches his discussion of the Book of Mormon as a scholar, resulting in a more accepting readership. Givens also studies the Book of Mormon with respect to its role in promoting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a worldwide religion.

ID = [3093]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 16312  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Reynolds, Noel B. “By Objective Measures: Old Wine into Old Bottles.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 127-153. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: American Revolution; Arabia; Merismus; Metal Plates; Metallurgy; Narrative of Zosimus; Politics; Population Size; Shipbuilding; Temple Worship; United States History; Warfare; Wordprint
ID = [75592]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 43152  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Ricks, Stephen D. “Latter-day Saint Doctrines and the Bible.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 337-340.
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Review of Biblical Mormonism: Responding to Evangelical Criticism of LDS Theology (1994), by Richard R. Hopkins

Keywords: Apologetics; Doctrine; Theology
ID = [412]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 5026  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Ricks, Stephen D. “Ancient Views of Creation and the Doctrine of Creation ex Nihilo.” In Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman G. Madsen, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and Stephen D. Ricks, 319—38. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
ID = [67060]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Ricks, Stephen D. “Converging Paths: Language and Cultural Notes on the Ancient Near Eastern Background of the Book of Mormon.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 389-419. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Early Church History; Hebraism; Nahom; Onomastics; Translation
ID = [75599]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 50265  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Romig, Ronald E. “The Printer’s Manuscript.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Ronald Romig, archivist for the RLDS Church (now renamed the Community of Christ), played a significant role in Royal Skousen’s critical text project. Romig was responsible for overseeing the handling of the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon, which was made available on two different occasions for Skousen to examine for his research. Skousen also examined over twenty copies of the first edition of the Book of Mormon belonging to the Community of Christ. Romig explains his responsibilities and the process of assisting Skousen in the project and also mentions how Skousen’s work has improved the relationship between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints and the Community of Christ.

ID = [3100]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 19461  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Rust, Richard Dilworth. “Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 83-90.
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Review of Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon (1999), by Hugh W. Pinnock

Keywords: Literature; Parallelism; Repetition; Structure
ID = [403]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 8443  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Scharffs, Gilbert W. “Das Buch Mormon: The German Translation of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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While on assignment from the LDS prophet Joseph Smith to visit Jerusalem in 1840, Elder Orson Hyde of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles suggested opening a mission in Germany and translating the Book of Mormon into German. By April 1852, the new prophet, Brigham Young, had sent Daniel Carn to Germany to be the mission president and to help with the translation, and by May of the same year, Das Buch Mormon had been published. However, when East Germany was created and placed behind the “Iron Curtain,” matters grew worse for the Latter-day Saints. Because they were unable to print anything themselves, they relied on missionaries and members of the church in West Germany to smuggle copies of Das Buch Mormon into East Germany so they could have the scripture that was so central to their beliefs. Members still had to burn all manuals and church material that had been published after 1920 to avoid arrest, but since Das Buch Mormon had been published in 1852, the Saints were able to keep their copies of that scripture.

ID = [3083]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,brigham,farms-jbms  Size: 33805  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Seely, David Rolph. “Genesis 15 in Light of the Restoration.” In Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman G. Madsen, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and Stephen D. Ricks, 339—64. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
ID = [67061]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Skinner, Andrew C. “Joseph Smith Vindicated Again: Enoch, Moses 7:48, and Apocryphal Sources.” In Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman G. Madsen, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and Stephen D. Ricks, 365—82. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
ID = [67062]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Skousen, Royal. “History of the Critical Text Project o the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Royal Skousen details the history of the critical text project of the Book of Mormon. He describes that project, including his work with both the original manuscript and the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon. After six years of pursuing this venture, Skousen was asked by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to temporarily resign as a professor at Brigham Young University and focus primarily on the project. Skousen agreed, and for the following seven years he continued his work on the Book of Mormon text, often collaborating with the Church Scriptures Committee. In this article, Skousen shares several discoveries that have surfaced because of his research and the meaning that those discoveries have had in his life.

ID = [3098]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 44330  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Skousen, Royal. “Findings about the Printer’s Manuscript.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Royal Skausen gives information about the history, corrections, and the use of the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3101]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 4846  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Skousen, Royal. “The Systematic Text of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Royal Skousen explains in detail the internal consistency of the original text of the Book of Mormon. He references several verses of the Book of Mormon to discuss five main points: consistency in meaning; systematic phraseology; variation in the text; conjectural emendation; and revising the text. By examining these five aspects, Skousen shows that neither the message nor the doctrine of the Book of Mormon loses credibility as a result of textual changes. Skousen also mentions that the consistency in the manuscripts suggests that Joseph Smith did not receive the text as a concept but rather received it word for word.

ID = [3103]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 56408  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Sorenson, John L. “How Could Joseph Smith Write So Accurately about Ancient American Civilization?” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 261-306. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Cement; Fabric; Language; Mesoamerica; Politics; Sheum; Warfare; Wine
ID = [75596]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size: 77569  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “One-Stop Scriptures.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 79-81.
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Review of Words of Christ Restored for the Last Days (1999), by Kenneth Lutes and Lyndell Lutes

Keywords: Jesus Christ; Scripture Study
ID = [402]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 7147  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Bible Code.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 329-335.
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Review of The Bible Code (1997), by Michael Drosnin

Keywords: Hoax
ID = [411]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 15016  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:02
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Higher and Lesser Laws.” In Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman G. Madsen, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and Stephen D. Ricks, 383—406. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
ID = [67063]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Tvedtnes, John A. “Ancient Texts in Support of the Book of Mormon.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 231-260. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Hidden Records; Jaredite Barges; John the Beloved; Joseph (of Egypt); Laban; Moses (Prophet); Reformed Egyptian; Translation/Transfiguration; Zemnarihah
ID = [75595]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 51547  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
“Latest Review Rolls off Press.” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).
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The FARMS Review of Books has a long tradition of providing its readers with insightful and substantive reviews of books on the Book of Mormon, Mormon studies, and Christian studies, as well as those books that attack the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The latest issue does not disappoint. It contains reviews and responses to 18 books or articles on diverse topics, such as ancient Nephite culture, the conversion of Alma, hidden ancient records, the temple, the LDS concept of the nature of God, and the ark of the covenant.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; culture; history; papyri
ID = [66645]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Researchers Share, Test Ideas with Peers.” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).
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Each semester the Institute sponsors an average of six brown bag presentations (so named because they are informal lectures delivered during the noon hour). Held on the BYU campus, these events are conducted largely for the benefit of scholars and other specialists who are invited to report on research projects they are pursuing and papers they are writing. At the conclusion of their presentations, the speakers respond to questions and constructive comments from the audience. These events enable researchers to test and explore the ideas and insights they are developing on a host of topics related to the work of the Institute. In order to ensure a maximum amount of give-and-take between the presenters and the audience, attendance is limited to invited BYU faculty and staff as well as Institute personnel. Insights later reports on most of these presentations. Three such reports follow.

Keywords: BYU; presentations; theology; doctrine; Christianity
ID = [66646]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).
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The Hôr Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, treats the fragments of the Joseph Smith Papyri associated with Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham. Available in March 2002.

Keywords: translation; commentary; Joseph Smith
ID = [66649]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Vajda, Jordan. “Partakers of the divine nature”: A comparative analysis of patristic and Mormon doctrines of divinization. Vol. 3 of Occasional Papers, edited by William J. Hamblin. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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In 1998 Jordan Vajda wrote a remarkable master’s thesis at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California, entitled “‘Partakers of the Divine Nature’: A Comparative Analysis of Patristic and Mormon Doctrines of Divinization.” The thesis is remarkable both for what it has to say and, perhaps even more strikingly, for who is saying it: Jordan Vajda is a Dominican Catholic priest.

ID = [8428]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Welch, John W. “The Power of Evidence in the Nurturing of Faith.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 17-53. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Evidence; Faith; Reason; Revelation; Scholarship; Study
ID = [75590]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 61798  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Welch, John W. “A Steady Stream of Significant Recognitions.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 331-387. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Chiasmus; Concrete; King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Laws; Legal; Mesoamerica; Sermon at the Temple; Warfare; Weights and Measures; Zemnarihah
ID = [75598]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 93649  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Williams, Camille Stilson. “Women in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Feminist readers, particularly, have argued that biblical writing is sexist because the majority of the text was written by men who seem to place little significance on the role of women. This observation has become a serious concern among some because it calls into question the nature of God: does this supposedly perfect being love men and women equally? This study delves into the text of the Book of Mormon and its female characters to suggest that women were not considered lower than men in Book of Mormon times; likewise, women are not considered lower than men in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today.

ID = [3088]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 109701  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Wirth, Diane E. “Quetzalcoatl, the Maya Maize God, and Jesus Christ.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11, no. 1 (2002): 4-15, 107.
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Many scholars suggest that Quetzalcoatl of Mesoamerica (also known as the Feathered Serpent), the Maya Maize God, and Jesus Christ could all be the same being. By looking at ancient Mayan writings such as the Popol Vuh, this theory is further explored and developed. These ancient writings include several stories that coincide with the stories of Jesus Christ in the Bible, such as the creation and the resurrection. The role that both Quetzalcoatl and the Maize God played in bringing maize to humankind is comparable to Christ’s role in bringing the bread of life to humankind. Furthermore, Quetzalcoatl is said to have descended to the Underworld to perform a sacrifice strikingly similar to the atonement of Jesus Christ. These congruencies and others like them suggest that these three gods are, in fact, three representations of the same being.

Keywords: Atonement; Jesus Christ; Maize God; Maya; Mesoamerica; Popol Vuh; Quetzacoatl; Underworld
ID = [3079]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 53378  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Bokovoy, David E. “LDS Scholars Embrace Historicity of Scripture.” Insights 22, no. 2 (2002).
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In defense of the historicity—the historical actuality—of scriptures embraced by Latter-day Saints, several BYU and Institute scholars have contributed to a collection of essays published recently by BYU’s Religious Studies Center. Edited by Paul Y. Hoskisson, Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures contains 11 essays that explore this topic.

Keywords: LDS scripture; historicity; revelation
ID = [66661]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-02  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Bokovoy, David E. “Love vs. Hate: An Analysis of Helaman 15:1–4.” Insights 22, no. 2 (2002).
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Few literary genres from the ancient world stand out so prominently as the Near Eastern vassal treaty. Scholars have shown that these political contracts formed between vassal kings and suzerain provided the conceptual background for the book of Deuteronomy. “The assumption is that Israel conceived of its relation to Yahweh as that of subject peoples to a world king and that they expressed this relationship in the concepts and formulas of the suzerainty treaty.”

Keywords: love; hate; Helaman; context; antiquity
ID = [66662]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Symposium Reports Research on Abraham Traditions.” Insights 22, no. 2 (2002).
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A FARMS symposium at BYU on Saturday, 26 January, highlighted findings from a years-long effort to collect, translate, and publish ancient accounts of the early life of the patriarch Abraham. Titled “Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham,” the free public event featured presentations by John Tvedtnes, Brian Hauglid, and John Gee, compilers and editors of a new book of the same title published by the Institute under the FARMS imprint.

Keywords: tradition; translation; scripture; Book of Abraham
ID = [66660]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-02  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Skousen, Royal. “‘Scourged’ vs. ‘Scorched’ in Mosiah 17:13.” Insights 22, no. 3 (2002).
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Very often in my work on the critical text of the Book of Mormon, I have discovered cases where the text reads inappropriately. Book of Mormon researchers have typically attempted to find some circumstance or interpretation to explain a difficult reading, but in many cases I have found that difficult readings are actually the result of simple scribal errors.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Mosiah; text; manuscript
ID = [66664]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“New Resource on Ancient Maya Writing Released.” Insights 22, no. 3 (2002).
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A new volume published under the Institute’s Research Press imprint is A Thematic Bibliography of Ancient Maya Writing, by Stephen D. Houston and Zachary Nelson. “Many people don’t know about the quantity of research on ancient Maya writing,” says Houston, a BYU professor of anthropology who is an authority on Maya writing. “In fact, the literature is overwhelmingly large. This bibliography provides a roadmap through that literature.”

Keywords: Maya writing; literature; history; objects
ID = [66665]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Latest Occasional Papers Highlights Biblical Scholar.” Insights 22, no. 3 (2002).
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A new publication from the Institute highlights the biblical research of a prominent British scholar. Kevin Christensen’s “Paradigms Regained: A Survey of Margaret Barker’s Scholarship and Its Significance for Mormon Studies,” the second issue of the FARMS Occasional Papers, compares the works of Margaret Barker with the writings of many Latter-day Saint researchers, including Hugh W. Nibley, Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch.

Keywords: Kevin Christensen; Barker; scholarship; religion
ID = [66666]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Sorenson, John L. “The Submergence of the City of Jerusalem in the Land of Nephi.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).
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In touring southern Guatemala, many FARMS patrons traveled west of the capital city to visit Lake Atitlán, one of the most photogenic spots in Central America. Tour guides have told thousands that the beautiful “waters of Mormon” beloved by Alma and his people (see Mosiah 18:30) might well be Lake Atitlán. The Nephite record also tells us that a city called Jerusalem, which was constructed by Lamanites led by Nephite dissenters, was located “away joining the borders of Mormon” (Alma 21:1–2).

Keywords: Mesoamerican geography; Jerusalem; archaeology
ID = [66669]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“World of Abraham Topic of FARMS Conference.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).
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Continuing a series of conferences on the Book of Abraham, the Institute sponsored “The World of Abraham,” a free public event at Brigham Young University on 23 March featuring new research that further illuminates the geographical and cultural horizons of the Book of Abraham. Institute executive director Daniel Oswald greeted a crowd of 350 people in the Tanner Building auditorium and dozens more in an overflow room. Many others viewed the event via delayed Web transmission a few hours later.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; conference; ancient scripture; traditions
ID = [66668]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Brown Bag Report.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).
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Each semester the Institute sponsors a series of brown bag presentations. These lectures give researchers the opportunity to present their latest findings to their peers in related fields and to receive constructive comment. Reports of four recent lectures follow.

Keywords: lectures; genealogy; social anthropology; translations
ID = [66670]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“From Other Publishers.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).
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Understanding Islam: An LDS Perspective, a new audiotape from Covenant Recordings in which Daniel C. Peterson, a BYU scholar of Islam and Arabic, provides a fascinating look at the history and beliefs of a religion of more than 1.4 billion adherents. See the order form.

Keywords: recordings; history; religion
ID = [66671]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).
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The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, treats the fragments of the Joseph Smith Papyri associated with Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: translation; commentary; conference
ID = [66672]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Midgley, Louis C. “New Book a Milestone in Mormon Studies.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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Latter-day Saint scholar Terryl L. Givens has recently made two extraordinary contributions to Mormon studies. The first, Viper on the Hearth: Mormons,Myths, and the Construction of Heresy, was published by the prestigious Oxford University Press in 1997 and received virtually uniformly glowing reviews. If one wishes to understand the complex of interests and motivations—pecuniary, personal, and ideological—that fuel both sectarian and secular anti-Mormonism, Viper is the book to consult. The editors at Oxford appreciated the merits of this well-written, informative book and invited Givens to publish again with them. The result is By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion, published this year.

Keywords: Mormon studies; anti-Mormonism; Book of Mormon; Joseph Smith
ID = [66674]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Parker, Michael B. “Nephi’s Later Reflections on the Tree of Life Vision.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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An interesting phenomenon concerning 1 and 2 Nephi is that parts of the latter book draw on the tree of life vision that Nephi and his father shared, as recorded in 1 Nephi 8, 11–15. In an earlier FARMS Update, John A. Tvedtnes demonstrated that Nephi drew on this vision when composing the psalm in 2 Nephi 4. Further study suggests the likelihood that Nephi’s exhortation in 2 Nephi 31 was similarly informed by that sublime vision.

Keywords: Nephi; Tree of Life; vision; testimony
ID = [66675]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Nibley Fellowship Application Deadline, Guidelines.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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Each year at about this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program. Those interested in applying for the first time or who wish to renew their fellowships for the 2002/ 2003 academic year must do so by 30 June 2002.

Keywords: Nibley Fellowship Program; guidelines; Book of Mormon
ID = [66676]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Special Report on Critical Text Project.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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In lieu of this year’s first issue of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, a special report of the 20 October 2001 FARMS symposium on the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project will be mailed to FARMS subscribers with the next issue of the Insights newsletter.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Critical Text Project; translation; report
ID = [66677]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, treats the fragments of the Joseph Smith Papyri associated with Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham. The book features hieroglyphs that were custom designed for this project. Available in June 2002.

Keywords: translation; commentary; notes
ID = [66678]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Gee, John. “Egyptian Writing on Gold ‘Plates’” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).
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A recent issue of a popular journal on ancient Egypt discusses a number of sheets of gold foil incised with Egyptian writing. These artifacts provide some interesting parallels to the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: gold plates; Egyptian writing; parallels; Book of Mormon
ID = [66682]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Peterson, Daniel C. “Doctrine of Exaltation Squares with Early Christian Belief.” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).
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In 1998 Jordan Vajda wrote a remarkable master’s thesis at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California, entitled “‘Partakers of the Divine Nature’: A Comparative Analysis of Patristic and Mormon Doctrines of Divinization.” The thesis is remarkable both for what it has to say and, perhaps even more strikingly, for who is saying it: Jordan Vajda is a Dominican Catholic priest. At the present time, he serves in the Catholic campus ministry at the Newman Center adjacent to the University of Washington in Seattle.

Keywords: Doctrine of Exaltation; Catholic Church; thesis
ID = [66681]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections:  farms-insights,peterson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Digitization of Herculaneum Papyri Completed.” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).
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BYU and Institute personnel recently traveled to Naples, Italy, to mark the completion of an Institute team’s work of digitally imaging 1,600 papyrus scrolls from the ancient city of Herculaneum. On 4 June the Institute’s Steve Booras, who supervised the team, and M. Gerald Bradford, associate executive director of the Institute, joined BYU professor Roger T. Macfarlane, the principal investigator of the Herculaneum papyri project, in presenting the final set of CDs containing the digitized images to Mauro Giancaspro, director of the library in Naples (the Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli) where the Herculaneum papyri are housed. They also presented a plaque commemorating the completion of the imaging.

Keywords: papyrus scrolls; Herculaneum; Steve Booras; M. Gerald Bradford
ID = [66680]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Hugh Nibley Audiotape Collection.” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).
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FARMS has released volumes 3, 4, and 5 of an ongoing audiotape collection of essays titled Preparing for the Millennium, by renowned Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh W. Nibley. Read by Lloyd D. Newell, the audiotapes feature four essays from Nibley’s Approaching Zion and three essays from another volume in his collected works, The Prophetic Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Preparing for the Millennium; language; Book of Mormon; volume
ID = [66683]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Special Book Offer.” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).
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For a limited time, FARMS subscribers can obtain at special discount the first two volumes of the Book of Mormon critical text: The Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon: Typographical Facsimile of the Extant Text and The Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon: Typographical Facsimile of the Entire Text in Two Parts, published by FARMS in 2001 (see the order form). For a full report on these essential resources for serious study of the Book of Mormon text, see the lead article in INSIGHTS 21/5 (2002).

Keywords: subscribers; volume; text; offer
ID = [66684]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Griffin, Carl W. “Early Christianity and the Question of Evil.” Insights 22, no. 7 (2002).
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If God is good, why does he permit evil to exist? People through the ages have wrestled with this philosophical question, often called simply “the problem of evil.” The Bible contains one of the earliest works to address it-the book of Job.

Keywords: Christianity; evil; Bible; philosophy; theology
ID = [66688]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-07  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“New Book Enriches NT Study.” Insights 22, no. 7 (2002).
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A new book from FARMS offers a world of information about the New Testament and its background. Charting the New Testament contains scores of charts, tables, and graphs, each with helpful explanatory and reference materials in a reader-friendly format. Covering a wide array of topics-from the ancient Jewish setting of the New Testament and the world of the Greeks and Romans in which the activities of Jesus and his apostles took place to detailed analysis of the scriptural text itself-the book offers an extensive overview of matters doctrinal, literary, and historical. A companion volume to Charting the Book of Mormon, this handy resource is designed with both the student and the teacher in mind.

Keywords: New Testament; BYU; Book of Mormon; background
ID = [66686]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-07  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Hor Book of Breathings Analyzed in New Study.” Insights 22, no. 7 (2002).
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The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, was recently published by FARJv1S. This landmark volume is a full publication of the Hor Book of Breathings ( the extant portions of the roll from which Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham also derive) and includes a transliteration, translation, and philological commentary; a complete glossary of all Egyptian words in the surviving text; and both color and grayscale digital images of the papyri.

Keywords: translation; Hor Book; transliteration; commentary; papyri
ID = [66687]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-07  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hiding the Secret Plans.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).
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The Second Conference of Abbot Serenus 21, written about A.D. 426 by the Christian scholar John Cassian, sheds light on statements made in the Book of Mormon and the Book of Moses about Cain, who slew his brother Abel.

Keywords: Cain; Abel; Book of Mormon; text; traditions
ID = [66692]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“First Volumes in New METI Series Published.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).
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The Institute’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative has published the first two volumes in its Graeco-Arabic Sciences and Philosophy series: Moses Maimonides’ On Asthma and Averroes’ Middle Commentary on Aristotle’s De anima.

Keywords: Asthma; translation; Graeco-Arabic Sciences; philosophy
ID = [66690]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Scholars Speak at FAIR Conference.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).
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Scholars from BYU spoke at the recent FAIR (Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research) LDS Apologetics Conference held in August at Utah Valley State College, in Orem, Utah. FAIR, which is not affiliated with BYU or the Institute, is an organization dedicated to defending LDS beliefs and practices with sound scholarship. The theme of the conference was “Turning Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones: Responding to Challenging Issues in Mormonism.”

Keywords: FAIR Conference; critics; errors; text; Book of Mormon
ID = [66691]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“FARMS Order Form.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).
ID = [66693]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Bookstores Participating in the FARMS Member Discount Program.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).
ID = [66694]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 2 (February 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1447]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 16449  Children: 3  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 3 (March 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 3 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1448]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 15863  Children: 3  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 4 (April 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 4 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1449]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 21929  Children: 5  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 5 (May 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 5 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1450]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 23243  Children: 5  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 6 (June 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 6 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1451]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-06-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 17496  Children: 5  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Eyring, Henry B. “The Marketplace of Ideas.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002. An address delivered at the annual FARMS banquet, 13 October 1994.
ID = [8396]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-06-26  Collections:  farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 7 (July 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 7 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1452]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 16457  Children: 3  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 8 (August 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 8 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1453]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 23718  Children: 5  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 9 (September 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 9 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1454]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 16587  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 10 (October 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 10 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1455]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 16879  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 22, No. 11 (November 2002).” Insights, Vol. 22, No. 11 (2002). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [1456]  Status = Type = newsletter  Date = 2002-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-insights  Size: 26038  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:10
2003
Ashurst-McGee, Mark. “A One-sided View of Mormon Origins.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): 309-364.
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Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History
ID = [446]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 129784  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Barney, Kevin L. “A More Responsible Critique.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 97-146.
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Review of “Does the Book of Mormon Reflect an Ancient Near Eastern Background?” (2002), by Thomas J. Finley, and “Rendering Fiction: Translation, Pseudotranslation, and the Book of Mormon” (2002), by David J. Shepherd.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Christianity; Criticism; Doctrine; Hebraism; Metal Plates; Names; Translation
ID = [428]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 109697  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Barney, Kevin L. “Isaiah Interwoven.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 353-402.
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Review of Donald W. Parry. Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources.

Keywords: Isaiah (Book); Isaiah (Prophet)
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [427]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,old-test  Size: 101151  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Bickmore, Barry R. “Of Simplicity, Oversimplification, and Monotheism.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 215-258.
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Review of Paul Owen. “Monotheism, Mormonism, and the New Testament Witness.” In The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement.

Keywords: Criticism; Monotheism
ID = [431]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 97530  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Bitton, Davis. “The Charge of a Man with a Broken Lance (But Look What He Doesn’t Tell Us).” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): 257-271.
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Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History
ID = [444]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 35100  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Bradford, Mary Lythgoe. “A Reader’s Library: Hugh Nibley: A Legend in His Own Time.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 1 (2003): 108–110, 120.
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This review enthusiastically endorses Boyd Petersen’s biography of his father-in-law, Hugh Nibley. Petersen intersperses narrative chapters with thematic ones in Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life.

Keywords: Hugh; Nibley; Scholarship
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley
ID = [1648]  Status = Type = Journal Article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-jbms,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:11
Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 1 (2003).
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Introduction to the current issue.

ID = [3106]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 6019  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Brown, S. Kent. “The Book of Mormon at the Bar of DNA Evidence.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 1 (2003).
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Editor’s introduction to a four-part series on the relationship of DNA studies to Book of Mormon origins.

ID = [3107]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 2045  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Brown, S. Kent. “New Light: Nahom and the Eastward Turn.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 1 (2003).
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The account of the journey of Lehi’s family through the wilderness mentions one local name, Nahom, where Ishmael was buried. The discovery of the tribal name NHM on three altars from the seventh and sixth centuries BC provides a likely location for that stopping point on their trip. This site is located at the bend of the incense trail that went in the opposite direction of Lehi’s group—westward to NHM and then turning northward.

ID = [3119]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7555  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 2 (2003).
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Introduction to the current issue.

ID = [3121]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 6047  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Butler, John M. “A Few Thoughts From a Believing DNA Scientist.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 1 (2003): 36-37.
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The Book of Mormon does not give sufficient information about the background of Ishmael’s wife, the wives of Ishmael’s sons, and Nephi’s sisters to test the mitochondrial DNA of the group. Other problems for critics’ assertions include the uncertainty of Lehi’s possession of an Abrahamic Y chromosome and the complete disregard for the entire Jaredite population (remnants of which may have survived their final battle). Confident scientific conclusions are difficult to attain and cannot replace a spiritual witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Ishmael; Mitochondrial DNA; Y Chromesome
ID = [3110]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7004  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Three Books on Jewish and Mormon Themes.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 403-420.
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Review of Raphael Jospe, Truman G. Madsen, and Seth Ward, eds. Covenant and Chosenness in Judaism and Mormonism. Review of Frank J. Johnson and Rabbi William J. Leffler. Jews and Mormons: Two Houses of Israel. Review of Harris Lenowitz. The Jewish Messiahs: From the Galilee to Crown Heights.

Keywords: Covenant; Judaism
ID = [435]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 39688  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Has the Seal of Mulek Been Found?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 2 (2003): 72-93, 117-118.
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A small stamp seal bearing the inscription belonging to Malkiyahu, son of the king, arguably belonged to Mulek, son of Zedekiah, who accompanied one of the Israelite groups that settled in the New World. Jeremiah 38:6 mentions Malchiah the son of Hammelech, which could also be a reference to this same Mulek. Discussion centers on similar seals, the meaning of Ben Hamelek, the possible age of Malkiyahu, and Book of Mormon claims about Mulek. This seal could conceivably have been left behind in Jerusalem and found centuries later, thus representing an archaeological artifact of a Book of Mormon personality.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Jerusalem; King Zedekiah; Mulek; Old Testament; Seal
ID = [3127]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 55591  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Clark, E. Douglas. “A Powerful New Resource for Studying the Book of Abraham.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 91-95.
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Review of John A. Tvedtnes, Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee, comps. and eds. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Book of Abraham
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
ID = [434]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review,old-test  Size: 10107  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Cooper, Glen M. “Appendix, On Aping Aristotle: Modern-day Simplicios.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): lxiii-lxvii.
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Cooper addresses the claim that Thomas Murphy’s DNA research is a “Galileo event.” He provides information on Galileo’s life to show that Galileo was not against religion and that the Catholic Church was not against science. Cooper then parallels that information with the Murphy situation. Like Galileo, Murphy has not taken a stance against religion, only against a particular religious text

Keywords: DNA; Genetics
ID = [439]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 12616  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Cracroft, Richard H. “Had for Good and Evil: 19th-Century Literary Treatments of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 2 (2003).
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Moroni prophesied on 21 September 1823 that Joseph’s name, and by implication the book he would eventually translate and publish, should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues. Many current criticisms of the Book of Mormon trace their roots to the antagonistic critiques by 19th-century authors, beginning with Abner Cole, Alexander Campbell, and E. D. Howe. Campbell in particular was responsible for introducing the environmental theory: that Joseph Smith introduced 19th-century elements into his story. Travelers to Salt Lake City published their exposés, which were mostly critical of the Latter-day Saints and their book of sacred scripture. Mark Twain’s dismissive treatment of the book forged lasting popular misconceptions of the book. Fiction writers of the 19th century contributed to suspicion of and ignorance about Mormonism and the Book of Mormon. In more recent times, Fawn M. Brodie, Thomas O’Dea, and Robert V. Remini perpetuated environmental claims about the book. Recent Latter-day Saint scholars— Hugh Nibley, Richard Bushman, and Terryl Givens— represent those who speak good of the book and try to correct misperceptions about it.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [3122]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 71353  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Crockett, Robert D. “A Trial Lawyer Reviews Will Bagley’s Blood of the Prophets.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): Article 12.
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Review of Will Bagley. Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows.

ID = [442]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  brigham,farms-review  Size: 135305  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:03
Dadson, Andrew E. “With Real Intent: A Priceless Gem.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 1 (2003).
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Dadson shares his experience of gaining a testimony of the Book of Mormon while a young teenager at boarding school in Ghana. He was blessed through clean living, studying the Book of Mormon, and paying his tithing.

ID = [3116]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 20327  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 13:21:20
Duke, James T. “Word Pairs and Distinctive Combinations in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 2 (2003): 32-41, 112-113.
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The literary richness of the Book of Mormon is attested by the appearance of word pairs, in both parallel and conjoined pairs. On occasion, combinations of three, four, or even more words appear together more than once. Possible reasons for the scriptural use of word pairs include literary functions, echoes of the law of Moses, theological terms, universals (or merisms), repetition, and mnemonic function. Duke builds on previous studies of word pairs in the Book of Mormon by Kevin Barney and John Tvedtnes. The frequency of word pairs and other combinations of words witnesses to the Hebrew roots of the language of the book.

Keywords: Language - Hebrew; Law of Moses; Literary; Literature; Parallelism; Word Pairs
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether