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(1981 — 2013)

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Insights Volume 1 (1981)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 1, No. 1 (July 1981).” Insights, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1981). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 1, No. 2 (November 1981).” Insights, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1981). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 2 (1982)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 2, No. 1 (April 1982).” Insights, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1982). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 2, No. 2 (July 1982).” Insights, Vol. 2, No. 2 (1982). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 2, No. 3 (October 1982).” Insights, Vol. 2, No. 3 (1982). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 3 (1983)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 3, No. 1 (March 1983).” Insights, Vol. 3, No. 1 (1983). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 3, No. 2 (October 1983).” Insights, Vol. 3, No. 2 (1983). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 4 (1984)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 1984).” Insights, Vol. 4, No. 1 (1984). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 4, No. 2 (June 1984).” Insights, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1984). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 4, No. 3 (October 1984).” Insights, Vol. 4, No. 3 (1984). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 5 (1985)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 5, No. 1 (February 1985).” Insights, Vol. 5, No. 1 (1985). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 5, No. 2 (July 1985).” Insights, Vol. 5, No. 2 (1985). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 5, No. 3 (November 1985).” Insights, Vol. 5, No. 3 (1985). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 6 (1986)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 6, No. 1 (February 1986).” Insights, Vol. 6, No. 1 (1986). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1986).” Insights, Vol. 6, No. 2 (1986). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Fall 1986).” Insights, Vol. 6, No. 3 (1986). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 7 (1987)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1987).” Insights, Vol. 7, No. 4 (1987). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1987).” Insights, Vol. 7, No. 1 (1987). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Summer 1987).” Insights, Vol. 7, No. 2 (1987). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 1987).” Insights, Vol. 7, No. 3 (1987). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 8 (1988)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Winter 1988).” Insights, Vol. 8, No. 3 (1988). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring 1988).” Insights, Vol. 8, No. 1 (1988). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Fall 1988).” Insights, Vol. 8, No. 2 (1988). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 9 (1989)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Winter 1989).” Insights, Vol. 9, No. 4 (1989). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 1989).” Insights, Vol. 9, No. 1 (1989). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Summer 1989).” Insights, Vol. 9, No. 2 (1989). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Fall 1989).” Insights, Vol. 9, No. 3 (1989). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 10 (1990)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 10, No. 1 (1990).” Insights, Vol. 1 (1990). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 10, No. 2 (1990).” Insights, Vol. 1 (1990). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 10, No. 3 (1990).” Insights, Vol. 1 (1990). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 10, No. 4 (1990).” Insights, Vol. 1 (1990). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 10, No. 5 (1990).” Insights, Vol. 1 (1990). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 11 (1991)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 11, No. 1 (January 1991).” Insights, Vol. 11, No. 1 (1991). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 11, No. 2 (March 1991).” Insights, Vol. 11, No. 2 (1991). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 11, No. 3 (May 1991).” Insights, Vol. 11, No. 3 (1991). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 11, No. 4 (July 1991).” Insights, Vol. 11, No. 4 (1991). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 11, No. 5 (September 1991).” Insights, Vol. 11, No. 5 (1991). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 11, No. 6 (November 1991).” Insights, Vol. 11, No. 6 (1991). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 12 (1992)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 1992).” Insights, Vol. 12, No. 1 (1992). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 12, No. 2 (March 1992).” Insights, Vol. 12, No. 2 (1992). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 12, No. 3 (May 1992).” Insights, Vol. 12, No. 3 (1992). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 12, No. 4 (July 1992).” Insights, Vol. 12, No. 4 (1992). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 12, No. 5 (September 1992).” Insights, Vol. 12, No. 5 (1992). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 12, No. 6 (November 1992).” Insights, Vol. 12, No. 6 (1992). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 13 (1993)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 1993).” Insights, Vol. 13, No. 1 (1993). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 13, No. 2 (March 1993).” Insights, Vol. 13, No. 2 (1993). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 13, No. 3 (May 1993).” Insights, Vol. 13, No. 3 (1993). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 13, No. 4 (July 1993).” Insights, Vol. 13, No. 4 (1993). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 13, No. 5 (September 1993).” Insights, Vol. 13, No. 5 (1993). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 13, No. 6 (November 1993).” Insights, Vol. 13, No. 6 (1993). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 14 (1994)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 14, No. 1 (January 1994).” Insights, Vol. 14, No. 1 (1994). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 14, No. 2 (March 1994).” Insights, Vol. 14, No. 2 (1994). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 14, No. 3 (May 1994).” Insights, Vol. 14, No. 3 (1994). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 14, No. 4 (July 1994).” Insights, Vol. 14, No. 4 (1994). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 14, No. 5 (September 1994).” Insights, Vol. 14, No. 5 (1994). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 14, No. 6 (November 1994).” Insights, Vol. 14, No. 6 (1994). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 15 (1995)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 15, No. 1 (January 1995).” Insights, Vol. 15, No. 1 (1995). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 15, No. 2 (April 1995).” Insights, Vol. 15, No. 2 (1995). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 15, No. 3 (June 1995).” Insights, Vol. 15, No. 3 (1995). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 15, No. 4 (August 1995).” Insights, Vol. 15, No. 4 (1995). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 15, No. 5 (October 1995).” Insights, Vol. 15, No. 5 (1995). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 15, No. 6 (December 1995).” Insights, Vol. 15, No. 6 (1995). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 16 (1996)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 16, No. 1 (February 1996).” Insights, Vol. 16, No. 1 (1996). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 1996).” Insights, Vol. 16, No. 2 (1996). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 16, No. 3 (June 1996).” Insights, Vol. 16, No. 3 (1996). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 16, No. 4 (August 1996).” Insights, Vol. 16, No. 4 (1996). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 16, No. 5 (October 1996).” Insights, Vol. 16, No. 5 (1996). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Gee, John. “The Crocodile God of Pharaoh in Mesopotamia.” Insights: An Ancient Window [FARMS newsletter] (October 1996): 2.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 16, No. 6 (December 1996).” Insights, Vol. 16, No. 6 (1996). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 17 (1997)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 17, No. 1 (February 1997).” Insights, Vol. 17, No. 1 (1997). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 1997).” Insights, Vol. 17, No. 2 (1997). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 17, No. 3 (June 1997).” Insights, Vol. 17, No. 3 (1997). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 17, No. 4 (August 1997).” Insights, Vol. 17, No. 4 (1997). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 17, No. 5 (October 1997).” Insights, Vol. 17, No. 5 (1997). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 17, No. 6 (December 1997).” Insights, Vol. 17, No. 6 (1997). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 18 (1998)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 18, No. 1 (February 1998).” Insights, Vol. 18, No. 1 (1998). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 1998).” Insights, Vol. 18, No. 2 (1998). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 18, No. 3 (June 1998).” Insights, Vol. 18, No. 3 (1998). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 18, No. 4 (August 1998).” Insights, Vol. 18, No. 4 (1998). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 18, No. 5 (October 1998).” Insights, Vol. 18, No. 5 (1998). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 18, No. 6 (December 1998).” Insights, Vol. 18, No. 6 (1998). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 19 (1999)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 1 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 2 (February 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 2 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 3 (March 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 3 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 4 (April 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 4 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 5 (May 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 5 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 6 (June 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 6 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 7 (July 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 7 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 8 (August 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 8 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 9 (September 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 9 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 10 (October 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 10 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 11 (November 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 11 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 19, No. 12 (December 1999).” Insights, Vol. 19, No. 12 (1999). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Insights Volume 20 (2000)

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. “Insights, Vol. 20, No. 2 (February 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 2 (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. 3 (March 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 3 (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. 4 (April 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 4 (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. 5 (May 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 5 (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. 6 (June 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 6 (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. 7 (July 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 7 (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. 8 (August 2000).” Insights, Vol. 20, No. 8 (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. 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.
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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.
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Insights Volume 21 (2001)

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Insights Volume 22 (2002)

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.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Latest Review Rolls off Press.” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).

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
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Unattributed. “Researchers Share, Test Ideas with Peers.” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).

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
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Linn, David, and Kevin L. Barney. “‘Let Us Stain Our Swords No More’” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).

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
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Gee, John. “Book of Mormon Word Usage: ‘Seal You His’” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).

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
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Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).

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
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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.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Symposium Reports Research on Abraham Traditions.” Insights 22, no. 2 (2002).

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
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Bokovoy, David E. “LDS Scholars Embrace Historicity of Scripture.” Insights 22, no. 2 (2002).

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
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Bokovoy, David E. “Love vs. Hate: An Analysis of Helaman 15:1–4.” Insights 22, no. 2 (2002).

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
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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.
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Articles

Skousen, Royal. “‘Scourged’ vs. ‘Scorched’ in Mosiah 17:13.” Insights 22, no. 3 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-03  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “New Resource on Ancient Maya Writing Released.” Insights 22, no. 3 (2002).

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
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Unattributed. “Latest Occasional Papers Highlights Biblical Scholar.” Insights 22, no. 3 (2002).

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
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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.
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Articles

Unattributed. “World of Abraham Topic of FARMS Conference.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections = abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Sorenson, John L. “The Submergence of the City of Jerusalem in the Land of Nephi.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).

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
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Unattributed. “Brown Bag Report.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “From Other Publishers.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections = abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
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.
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Articles

Midgley, Louis C. “New Book a Milestone in Mormon Studies.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Parker, Michael B. “Nephi’s Later Reflections on the Tree of Life Vision.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Application Deadline, Guidelines.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Special Report on Critical Text Project.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections = abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
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.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Digitization of Herculaneum Papyri Completed.” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Peterson, Daniel C. “Doctrine of Exaltation Squares with Early Christian Belief.” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections = farms-insights,peterson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Gee, John. “Egyptian Writing on Gold ‘Plates’” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Hugh Nibley Audiotape Collection.” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Special Book Offer.” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
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.
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Articles

Unattributed. “New Book Enriches NT Study.” Insights 22, no. 7 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-07  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Hor Book of Breathings Analyzed in New Study.” Insights 22, no. 7 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-07  Collections = abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Griffin, Carl W. “Early Christianity and the Question of Evil.” Insights 22, no. 7 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-07  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
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.
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Articles

Unattributed. “First Volumes in New METI Series Published.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Scholars Speak at FAIR Conference.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hiding the Secret Plans.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).

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]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “FARMS Order Form.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).
ID = [66693]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Bookstores Participating in the FARMS Member Discount Program.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).
ID = [66694]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
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.
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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.
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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.
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Insights Volume 23 (2003)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2003).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2003). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “BYU, Institute Continue Presence at Scholarly Conference.” Insights 23, no. 1 (2003).

Several BYU and Institute scholars attended the joint annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature held in Toronto, Ontario, last November. In recent years this scholarly venue has enabled BYU entities specializing in religious scholarship to join ranks in the interest of promoting their recent publications while cultivating professional contacts, staying abreast of developments in the field, and presenting their research findings at conference sessions.

Keywords: BYU; conference; scholarship; fireside
ID = [66696]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Brown Bag Report.” Insights 23, no. 1 (2003).

On 30 October John L. Clark, emeritus instructor in the Church Educational System, spoke on the topic “Painting Out the Messiah: Theologies of the Dissidents.” Clark began by showing that Lehi, Nephi, and Jacob all taught specifically about the Messiah but that dissidents like Sherem and Nehor opposed their teachings with “theologies” that denied Christ’s redemptive role and godhood, thereby causing many believers to lose faith. Clark then examined the arguments of the dissidents in the Book of Mormon to show what the prophets were teaching and what the objections to those teachings were. He discusses this topic at length in an article in the current issue of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, mailed along with this newsletter.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; journal; theologies; Joseph Smith
ID = [66697]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Tvedtnes, John A. “King Mosiah and the Judgeship.” Insights 23, no. 1 (2003).

The immediate situation that prompted Mosiah to institute a system of judges to govern the Nephites was the departure of his four sons. The people asked that Aaron be appointed king, but he and his brothers had gone to the land of Nephi to preach to the Lamanites and had renounced their claims to the monarchy (see Mosiah 29:1–6).

Keywords: King Mosiah; Joseph Smith; Book of Mormon
ID = [66698]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Call for Papers.” Insights 23, no. 1 (2003).

As announced in the last issue of Insights, the Institute invites interested persons to submit papers for possible presentation at an upcoming conference on Latter-day Saint views on the sacrifice of Isaac. The conference will be held at BYU on 11 October 2003.

Keywords: conference; typology; papers; historical background
ID = [66699]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2003).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2003). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “The Book of Mormon at the Bar of DNA ‘Evidence’” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).

On 29 January a capacity crowd gathered in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium to hear BYU biology professor Michael F. Whiting address the topic “Does DNA Evidence Refute the Authenticity of the Book of Mormon? Responding to the Critics.” The size of the audience suggested the great interest people have in the role and limitations of DNA research in unlocking the past, especially the religious past.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Harold B. Lee Library; BYU; DNA; history
ID = [66701]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Brown Bag Report.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).

On 13 November John F. Hall, professor of classical languages and ancient history at Brigham Young University, spoke about his new book, New Testament Witnesses of Christ: Peter, John, James, and Paul. The book draws on early Christian writings to show that the “four pillars” of early Christianity—Peter, John, James (the brother of Jesus), and Paul—consistently testified of the life and mission of Jesus Christ. The book is important, Hall believes, because many professing Christians, even many ministers, do not accept Christ as the literal Son of God even though the scriptures and the writings of the early church fathers are clear on the matter. In his book Hall also deals with issues of scholarly debate, such as whether the Gospel of John was the last biblical book written and whether tradition has judged Peter too harshly as a man of little faith and learning, that are illuminated by the Greek text and by an understanding of Greek culture. Hall’s book is divided into sections that review the backgrounds of the four pillars, apostolic authority, the Jewish world, and the Greek and Roman world.

Keywords: languages; ancient history; BYU; scriptures
ID = [66702]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Christensen, Kevin. “Nephi, Wisdom, and the Deuteronomist Reform.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).

Biblical scholar Margaret Barker has argued that Judaism was reformed initially in response to the discovery of the “book of the law” (2 Kings 22: 8; 2 Chronicles 34:14) in King Josiah’s time (reigned 640–609 B.C.) and later in response to the destruction of the Israelite monarchy and the experience of the exile. Those reforms were carried out by a priestly group known to scholars as the Deuteronomists, credited with editing the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings (to celebrate Josiah and to address aspects of later Jewish history) and leaving a distinct imprint on the Hebrew Bible.

Keywords: Hebrew Bible; history; Book of Mormon; tradition
ID = [66703]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Institute News.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).

The Institute appreciates opportunities to facilitate meaningful scholarly discussion of Mormon studies. One recent instance was its cosponsorship of a conference titled “God, Humanity, and Revelation: Perspectives from Mormon Philosophy and History,” held at the Yale University Divinity School on 27–29 March. The event featured more than two dozen scholars and authors, including several Latter-day Saints. A report of the conference will appear in the next issue of Insights.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; history; philosophy; revelation
ID = [66704]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Upcoming Event.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).

A set of meetings on the Institute’s Graeco-Arabic Sciences and Philosophy series (GrASP), a part of the Institute’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative, will be held at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C. Under the joint sponsorship of the Library and the Institute, the event will include a meeting of GrASP’s international advisory board, a meeting of that board with key Library curators, and a public meeting on the field of Graeco-Arabic sciences and philosophy and on the aims and character of the series. Other possible events remain to be finalized. Watch the Web site for further details.

Keywords: science; therapy; library; meeting
ID = [66705]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).

The FARMS Review (vol. 15, no. 1), edited by Daniel C. Peterson, contains reviews of a FARMS publication titled Uncovering the Original Text of the Book of Mormon: History and Findings of the Critical Text Project, Terryl L. Givens’s study of the Book of Mormon titled By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion (published by Oxford University Press), three books on the Book of Abraham, and an evangelical critique titled The New Mormon Challenge, initially treated in the last Review. The FARMS Review (formerly FARMS Review of Books) also includes a study of what was known about chiasmus at the time the Book of Mormon was produced. Beginning with this issue is a section called “Book Notes,” in which brief descriptions of recent books will be given. Available in late April.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; religion; scripture; history
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 23, No. 3 (2003).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2003). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Roper, Matthew P. “Yale Conference on Mormon Perspectives.” Insights 23, no. 3 (2003).

Between 250 and 300 people took part on 27–29 March 2003 in a conference in New Haven, Connecticut, devoted to the subject of “God, Humanity, and Revelation: Perspectives from Mormon Philosophy and History.” The conference, hosted by the Divinity School of Yale University, was organized by Kenneth West, a Latter-day Saint graduate student there. The Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts was one of the conference sponsors.

Keywords: Mormon; philosophy; ancient religious texts; conference
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Unattributed. “FARMS Review Probes Cowdery, Chosenness, Chiasmus, and More.” Insights 23, no. 3 (2003).

Keeping step with its expanding role, The FARMS Review sports a new title and cover design. Further departures from tradition are the introduction, written for the first time by someone other than the founding editor; a book notes section; and a study relating to chiasmus that not only gives an update on contemporary works on the subject but also surveys those available in the 1820s.

Keywords: tradition; FARMS Review; notes; discussion
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Roper, Matthew P. “The Baptism of Little Children in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.” Insights 23, no. 3 (2003).

In a letter to his son Moroni, Mormon warns against the practice of baptizing little children. He identifies two false assumptions of his day used to justify infant baptism: little children are born with sin (see Moroni 8:8) and will suffer divine punishment in hell if they die without having been baptized (see Moroni 8:13). While the exact nature of this aberrant practice is unknown, it was apparently common enough among the Nephites of Mormon’s day to warrant swift and unequivocal prophetic censure. Mormon describes the rite as particularly wicked and erroneous in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Keywords: Moroni; Mormon; Jesus Christ; baptism
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Unattributed. “Institute News.” Insights 23, no. 3 (2003).

Noel B. Reynolds has been appointed director of the Institute. A professor of political science and a past president of FARMS, he recently completed a five-year term as associate academic vice president for undergraduate studies at BYU. Further coverage on this change in leadership will appear in a future issue of Insights.

Keywords: professor; FARMS; BYU; undergraduate studies
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 23, No. 4 (2003).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2003). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Biblical Scholar Presents Lectures at BYU.” Insights 23, no. 4 (2003).

During the week of 5–9 May, the Institute sponsored a visit by British biblical scholar Margaret Barker to Brigham Young University. Each morning, Barker offered a seminar (usually three hours in length) to a group of invited faculty and guests in which she summarized her research and numerous publications. She also delivered a university forum address during her stay, as well as an evening public lecture in the auditorium of the Harold B. Lee Library.

Keywords: BYU; Harold B. Lee Library; literature; tradition
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Unattributed. “Latest METI Book Probes Soul, Self-Knowledge.” Insights 23, no. 4 (2003).

A parallel English-Arabic text of the Islamic philosophical work Iksir al-Arifin, or Elixir of the Gnostics, is the latest publication in the Islamic Translation Series, part of the Institute’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative. The author, Sadr al-Din Muhammad Shirazi, better known as Mulla Íadrā (A.D. 1572–1640), is considered one of the greatest Islamic philosophers of the last 600 years and in recent years has become one of the most well known. Adept at finding flaws in the work of previous great thinkers, he was at the same time able to think independently of them, creating his own philosophical approach that he called “transcendent philosophy.” This approach combined reason, intellectual intuition, illumination, and revelation to arrive at truth.

Keywords: philosophy; translation; self-knowledge
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Christensen, Kevin. “Jacob’s Connections to First Temple Traditions.” Insights 23, no. 4 (2003).

In a previous report I showed how the Book of Mormon’s portrayal of Nephi, son of Lehi, compares favorably to a preexilic Hebrew wisdom tradition reconstructed by biblical scholar Margaret Barker.1 This report highlights further connections between the Book of Mormon and traditions from ancient Israel that Barker asserts “have been lost but for the accidents of archaeological discovery and the evidence of pre-Christian texts preserved and transmitted only by Christian hands.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon; traditions; Jacob; temple
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 23, No. 5 (2003).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2003). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Etruscan Gold Book from 600 B.C. Discovered.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).

The Bulgarian National Museum of History in Sofia, Bulgaria, recently placed on public display an ancient book comprising six pages of 23.82-karat gold (measuring 5 centimeters in length and 4.5 centimeters in width) bound together by gold rings. The plates contain a text written in Etruscan characters and also depict a horse, a horseman, a Siren, a lyre, and soldiers. According to Elka Penkova, who heads the museum’s archaeology department, the find may be the oldest complete book in the world, dating to about 600 B.C.

Keywords: museum; history; archaeology; translation; Book of Mormon
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Confession of Sins before Execution.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).

Alma 1:15 records the execution of Nehor for the murder of Gideon: And it came to pass that they took him; and his name was Nehor; and they carried him upon the top of the hill Manti, and there he was caused, or rather did acknowledge, between the heavens and the earth, that what he had taught to the people was contrary to the word of God; and there he suffered an ignominious death.

Keywords: confession; Book of Mormon; execution; scriptures
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Unattributed. “Brown Bag Report.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).

With fall semester under way at Brigham Young University, we look forward to keeping you abreast of another round of Institute-sponsored brown bag lectures. These presentations, which are not open to the general public, enable researchers to share their expertise and findings with their peers in related fields and to receive constructive input. Following are reports of three such presentations from earlier this year.

Keywords: BYU; presentations; scholarship; history; scripture
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Unattributed. “Institute Researchers Share Findings at LDS Apologetics Conference.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).

Three Institute researchers were among the speakers at the fifth annual FAIR conference, held August 7–8 at Utah Valley State College, in Orem, Utah. Founded in 1997, the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing sound information and research that support the doctrine, beliefs, and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, particularly on matters that are challenged by unbelievers.

Keywords: conference; research; Book of Mormon; DNA evidence
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Unattributed. “The Desert Libraries of Timbuktu.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).

The Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution have opened an exhibit titled “Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu,” the famous trading town at the edge of the Sahara Desert in Mali. The manuscripts include Qur’anic teachings, mathematics, physics, medicine, and astronomy.

Keywords: ancient manuscripts; teachings; astronomy; medicine
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Unattributed. “The New World Promised Land’s Economic Base.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).

A majority of people in the modern world are absorbed in performing their daily work, conceived in terms of jobs, money, food, and other things practical and economic. Would it have been different for the Nephites or Lamanites? Not really. The center of their daily concerns, too, was “making a living.” But what that meant differed greatly from what we mean by the expression.

Keywords: new world; Book of Mormon; society; religion
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Skousen, Royal. “A Call for Emendations.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).

As I have been working on the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, people have occasionally written or talked to me about passages in the Book of Mormon that seem strange or difficult. A good many have made specific suggestions about emendations (or revisions to the text). Surprisingly, a large percentage of these have ended up being correct or have led me to come up with an appropriate emendation.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; evidence; volume; FARMS; history
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Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).

Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, edited by John Gee and Brian Hauglid, is volume 3 in the Book of Abraham Series. It includes FARMS conference papers on the Book of Abraham and its commonalities with ancient texts, Abraham’s vision of the heavens, and the significance of the Abrahamic covenant. Available autumn 2003.

Keywords: volume; Book of Abraham; BYU; history
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 23, No. 6 (2003).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2003). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “New Book Offers Views of Jerusalem as Lehi Knew It.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).

Nephi and his brothers referred to Jerusalem as “that great city” (1 Nephi 2:13). Their opposing views about it became a point of contention that tore Lehi’s family in two, and their memories of it influenced the cultural perspective of their descendants in the New World for dozens of generations. The people known as Lamanites longed after it as a lost paradise and named one of their lands of settlement in its honor (Alma 21:1). Among the Nephites it exemplified the dire consequences of unbelief (Helaman 8:20). But what was the Jerusalem of Lehi’s day really like?

Keywords: Nephi; Lamanites; Jerusalem; anthology; Bible
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Bowen, Matthew L. “‘O Ye Fair Ones’: An Additional Note on the Meaning of the Name Nephi.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).

An earlier Insights article noted a possible wordplay in the first verse of the Book of Mormon that provides internal textual evidence that the name Nephi derives from the Egyptian word nfr. While nfr denotes “good, fine, goodly” of quality, it also signifies “beautiful, fair” of appearance. Assuming that at least some senses of the Egyptian word passed into Nephite language and culture, this second sense of nfr may have influenced Nephite self-perception. Several Book of Mormon passages evidence the affiliation.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; language; culture; Lamanites
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Unattributed. “Investigating New World Volcanism at the Time of Christ’s Death.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).

A recent article in the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies reported that ice cores taken from Greenland and Antarctica yield evidence broadly consistent with the 3 Nephi 8 account of cataclysmic New World events—presumably including a violent volcanic eruption—at the time of Christ’s death (Benjamin R. Jordan, “Volcanic Destruction in the Book of Mormon: Possible Evidence from Ice Cores,” JBMS 12/1 [2003]: 78–87). What other methods might yield corroborating evidence of such an eruption? Two possibilities are the analysis of tree rings and sea and lake sediments.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; environment; Mesoamerica; volcanism
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Midgley, Louis C. “New Reader’s Edition of the Book of Mormon.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).

With the recent publication of The Book of Mormon: A Reader‘s Edition, Grant Hardy has provided the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a remarkable new version of their founding text. Although Hardy gears his book to a broad readership, those who truly love the Book of Mormon, seek to be serious students of it, or both will find A Reader’s Edition well worth owning. Why? Because in this edition the text is displayed not in verse format but in discrete, sub-headed sections of greater length with ease of reading the end in view.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; scripture; translation; history
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Unattributed. “BYU Journal Explores Hebrew Law in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).

In February 2001, a conference titled “Hebrew Law in the Book of Mormon” was held at Brigham Young University under the sponsorship of FARMS (see “BYU Conference on Hebrew Law a Success,” Insights 21/4 [2001], available on the FARMS Web site). Among the papers presented there were studies by seven BYU students on aspects of ancient law that might be reflected in the Book of Mormon. These papers are now available in a special issue, copublished by FARMS, of the student journal Studia Antiqua. They treat such topics as slavery, the Noachide laws (minimum standards of social and moral conduct revealed through Noah and thus binding on all humanity), false prophecy, blasphemy and reviling, the status of women in ancient Jewish law, and legal protections for widows and the fatherless.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; law; BYU; ancient world
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Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).

The FARMS Review (vol. 15, no. 2), edited by Daniel C. Peterson, features reviews and articles on DNA issues, the Mountain Meadows massacre, and secret combinations, as well as responses to a so-called insider’s view of Mormon origins. Available February 2004.

Keywords: reviews; articles; Book of Mormon; culture
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Unattributed. “From Other Publishers.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).

Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, edited by Donald W. Parry and Emanuel Tov, presents all of the nonbiblical Qumran texts along with English translations. Published by Brill Academic Publishers of the Netherlands, this six-part edition of the nonbiblical scroll fragments is an outgrowth of the FARMS Dead Sea Scrolls database. Parts 1 (religious law), 2 (exegetical texts), and 4 (calendrical and sapiental texts) are available now; parts 3 (parabiblical texts), 5 (poetic and liturgical texts), and 6 (additional genres and unclassified texts) will be available in spring 2004.

Keywords: translations; law; text; genres
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Insights Volume 24 (2004)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2004).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2004). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Review Responds to Distortions of DNA Evidence, Mormon Origins.” Insights 24, no. 1 (2004).

The latest issue of the FARMS Review (vol. 15, no. 2, 2003) responds in full measure to two works challenging the historicity of the Book of Mormon and the foundational events of the restored Church of Jesus Christ. The contributing scholars not only expose fatal flaws in the critics’ arguments and methods but also provide background information and perspectives that readers will find instructive. In addition, this issue of the Review evaluates several other recent publications in Mormon studies and includes a Book of Mormon bibliography for 2002.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; BYU; DNA; origins
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Roper, Matthew P. “Was Aminadab a Zoramite?” Insights 24, no. 1 (2004).

In one of the more moving narratives found in the Book of Mormon, a group of Lamanites are miraculously prevented from killing the prophets Nephi and Lehi in a prison. The Lamanites and Nephite dissenters are then redeemed from their own spiritual bondage when they are converted to Christ.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Lehi; Nephite; language
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Unattributed. “Lecture Report.” Insights 24, no. 1 (2004).

On 10 October 2003, Father Columba Stewart presented an Institute-sponsored lecture at BYU titled “The Practices of Egyptian Monastic Prayer: Desert, Cell, and Community.” Fr. Stewart is a Benedictine monk of St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, where he is professor of theology at St. John’s School of Theology and teaches monastic studies. He is also the interim director of the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, which is working closely with the Institute on its manuscript preservation projects in the Middle East and Ethiopia.

Keywords: Mesoamerica; mythology; BYU; scriptures
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Unattributed. “Exploring the Role of Divine Providence in History.” Insights 24, no. 1 (2004).

Most modern historians view social, economic, and political factors as the sole shaping influences of history. For other scholars, the role of divine providence in history cannot be denied and is a topic worthy of serious consideration. Last year, Latter-day Saint scholars who embrace the notion of “providential history” shared their perspectives at a symposium titled “A Latter-day Saint View of History,” held at Brigham Young University on 6–7 February 2003. Among the 21 presenters at this unique event was John W. Welch, publications director for the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History, editor in chief of BYU Studies, and founder and board member of FARMS.

Keywords: history; Mormonism; scriptures; Old Testament
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Unattributed. “Publications.” Insights 24, no. 1 (2004).

FARMS Occasional Papers, Volume 4, edited by Jared Ludlow (BYU–Hawaii) and Larry E. Morris, contains articles by three BYU professors and focuses on the polemical use of water and storm language in the Deuteronomic History (Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings), justice and mercy in the book of Deuteronomy, and the garment of Joseph.

Keywords: FARMS Review; ancient texts; BYU; volume
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 24, No. 2 (2004).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2004). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Institute Addresses BYU President’s Leadership Council.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).

On 19 March 2004, at the invitation of Brigham Young University president Cecil O. Samuelson, Institute executive director Noel B. Reynolds led some 200 members of the President’s Leadership Council and university deans and directors through an overview of the work of FARMS and the Institute. Th e purpose of the two-hour presentation was to reprise the Institute’s activities that are having a positive impact on the international academic scene and on other fronts in ways that add luster to the university.

Keywords: BYU; Farms; Institute; research; presentation
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Hardy, Grant R. “Of Punctuation and Parentage.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).

As is well known, when the words of the Book of Mormon were translated “by the gift and power of God,” there was no punctuation at all in the early manuscripts, and that is the way the translated text was delivered to E. B. Grandin’s print shop. Type-setter John Gilbert reported that when he sat down to prepare the text for publication, “every chapter . . . was one solid paragraph, without a punctuation mark, from beginning to end.”¹ So he added punctuation and paragraphing as he went along. He did a good job, especially for someone reading the book for the first time, but there are a few sentences that could have been punctuated in more than one way, with slightly different results. Since the punctuation of the Book of Mormon does not enjoy the same revealed status as the words themselves, it may be worth considering some of the alternatives.

Keywords: punctuation; manuscripts; text; Book of Mormon
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Unattributed. “FARMS Symposium Opens Window on Lehi’s World.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).

FARMS’s publication earlier this year of Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem was a significant milestone in Book of Mormon studies. The prodigious effort marshaled the research talents of 19 BYU scholars in a multidisciplinary reconstruction of Lehi’s Old World environment. Those who acquaint themselves with this groundbreaking research will read 1 Nephi with new eyes—with a greater awareness of the sociocultural context and lifeways of Lehi’s world.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; BYU; FARMS Symposium; Lehi
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Unattributed. “Latest Occasional Papers Treats Old Testament Themes.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).

In “Who Controls the Water? Yahweh vs. Baal,” the lead article in Occasional Papers 4, Fred E. Woods presents a fascinating discussion of the polemical usage of water and storm language in the Deuteronomic History (the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings). As Woods notes, the most active deity at the Canaanite city of Ugarit (located in present-day Syria near the Mediterranean coast) is Baal, the god of water and storm. The strong denunciation of Baal in the Old Testament indicates that the Baal cult had deeply penetrated Israelite culture. And while scholars have long been aware of the explicit warnings against worshipping Baal, the metaphorical arguments against Baal have gone virtually unnoticed.

Keywords: Old Testament; themes; religion; texts; translation
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Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Program.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).

Each year at about this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of Hugh Nibley, this program provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Institute, particularly work done under the name of FARMS—studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.

Keywords: program; financial aid; scriptures; application
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Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).

Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, edited by John Gee and Brian Hauglid, is the third volume in the Book of Abraham Series. It includes papers from a FARMS-sponsored conference on the Book of Abraham and covers such topics as Abraham’s vision of the heavens, commonalities between the Book of Abraham and noncanonical ancient texts, and the significance of the Abrahamic covenant. Available summer 2004.

Keywords: translation; book; texts; covenant; religion
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 24, No. 3 (2004).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2004). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “BYU and Institute Projects Showcased at AAR/SBL Meetings.” Insights 24, no. 3 (2004).

BYU and Institute scholars gave presentations at all five sessions of the Rocky Mountain–Great Plains regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature on 26–27 March 2004. Because several sessions took place on the BYU campus for the first time, and because one-third of the 51 presenters were BYU-affiliated scholars (8 of them closely associated with the Institute), the event was an ideal opportunity for the university to showcase its contributions to religious scholarship.

Keywords: BYU; presentations; literature; projects; meeting
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Unattributed. “‘Binding of Isaac’ Focus of FARMS Conference, Lecture.” Insights 24, no. 3 (2004).

Genesis 22 records that God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac upon an altar but intervened at the last moment, providing instead a ram for the actual sacrifice and greatly blessing Abraham for passing what has come to be viewed as the ultimate test of obedience to God’s will. The account, simple enough in outline, is nevertheless seen by different religious traditions as profoundly symbolic and even enigmatic, its moral and religious implications having spawned numerous interpretations.

Keywords: conference; religion; history; BYU; scriptures
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Unattributed. “Patrick Henry, Gideon, and the Book of Mormon.” Insights 24, no. 3 (2004).

Historian Richard L. Bush-man, responding to accusations that the Book of Mormon contains “evidence of nineteenth-century American political culture,” concluded that in fact “most of the principles tradition-ally associated with the American Constitution are slighted or disregarded altogether” in the book. “So many of the powerful intellectual influences operating on Joseph Smith failed to touch the Book of Mormon.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon; tradition; Joseph Smith; philosophy
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Unattributed. “Lectures on Christianity in the Middle East.” Insights 24, no. 3 (2004).

In March the Institute cosponsored a lecture series at Brigham Young University titled “Christianity in the Middle East.” The series provided a historical overview of the eastward spread of Christianity into the pagan Near East, a subject largely neglected in religious and socio-cultural studies. Over many centuries, Christian groups maintained a presence in the region, leaving behind a notable literary, monumental, and artistic legacy that is increasingly being recognized as an important part of the world’s cultural heritage.

Keywords: lectures; Christianity; BYU; cultural studies
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Unattributed. “Looking Forward to 25 More Years of FARMS.” Insights 24, no. 3 (2004).

This is an excerpt from a dinner speech that FARMS founder John W. Welch gave to members of the FARMS Development Council on 19 March 2004. An evening like this, which begins our commemoration of the 25th anniversary of FARMS, makes me think back to our founding days in 1979. Keeping alive the memory of foundation stories, of creation accounts, is part of keeping on track for the future.

Keywords: speech; FARMS; John W. Welch
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Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 3 (2004).

Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part 1,by Royal Skousen, is the first part of volume 4 of the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project. Covering the title page through 2 Nephi 10, it analyzes every significant variant in the original and printer’s manuscripts and in 20 important editions of the Book of Mormon (from the 1830 edition to the 1981 edition). The task of this volume is to use the earliest textual sources and patterns of systematic usage to recover the original English-language text. Available August 2004.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; texts; volume; language
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 24, No. 4 (2004).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2004). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “Restoring the Original Text of the Book of Mormon.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).

Elegantly produced and weighing in at 652 pages, the first part of volume 4 in Professor Royal Skousen’s ongoing Book of Mormon critical text project has just come from the press. Volumes 1 and 2, containing transcripts of the original manuscript and the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon, were published by FARMS in 2001. Volume 3, which will describe the history of the Book of Mormon text from Joseph Smith’s original dictation through the current standard editions, will appear after all parts of volume 4 have been published. Volume 3 will include a complete analysis of the grammatical editing of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; transcript; Joseph Smith; original text
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Unattributed. “FARMS Review Offers Wide Coverage, Thoughtful Analysis.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).

At nearly 500 pages, the latest issue of the FARMS Review (vol. 16, no. 1) continues its pattern of offering wide-ranging coverage and in-depth analysis aimed at encouraging reliable scholarship and helping readers make informed judgments about recent publications in the field of Mormon studies.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; manuscript; translation; textual analysis
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Skousen, Royal. “The Pleading Bar of God.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).

Near the end of his life, the prophet Nephi referred to the day of judgment and declared that we, the readers of the Book of Mormon, will stand face to face with him before the bar of Christ (2 Nephi 33:11). Similarly, the prophets Jacob and Moroni referred to meeting us when we appear before “the pleasing bar” of God to be judged.

Keywords: Nephi; pleasing bar; original manuscript; Joseph Smith
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Unattributed. “Herculaneum Papyri Project Catalyzes New Oxford Society.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).

Brigham Young University’s Herculaneum papyri project continues to gain support among American and European scholars. The project’s director, Roger T. Macfarlane, an associate professor of classics at BYU, was invited to serve on the organizing board of the nascent Herculaneum Society, which was inaugurated in Oxford, England, on 3 July 2004. The society promotes inter-national attention on scholarship and fund-raising related to the ancient town of Herculaneum and its Villa of the Papyri. Together with David Arm-strong, a classics professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Macfarlane will direct the North American division of the Herculaneum Society. “There is no secret,” he says, “that the society is eager to capitalize on our project’s success.”

Keywords: BYU; Herculaneum Society; scholarship; documentary
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Crawford, Cory Daniel. “Ancient Exegesis and the Study of Scripture.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).

Attention to exegesis in and of the Hebrew Bible has much to offer Latter-day Saint students of scripture in their efforts to understand the biblical text.*Exegesis is the explanation or interpretation of a text. The word is derived from Greek, meaning literally “to lead out (of).” The general study of biblical exegesis has come to incorporate at least three subdivisions, each having direct relevance for Latter-day Saints: inner-biblical allusion, biblical and postbiblical exegesis, and scribal comments and corrections.

Keywords: Bible; biblical text; interpretation; allusion
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Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies(vol. 13, nos. 1–2), edited by S. Kent Brown, is a special double issue devoted to the Hill Cumorah. Studies include the geologic history and archaeology of the area, early accounts of a cave in the hill, the Hill Cumorah Pageant (its history, music, and costuming), Latter-day Saint poetry, the Hill Cumorah Monument, a linguistic analysis of the name Cumorah, and the earliest photographs of the hill. Available late fall 2004.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; journals; studies; history
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 24, No. 5 (2004).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2004). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “FARMS Book of Mormon Research Highlighted.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).

During a recent meeting of the FARMS Development Council, four principal investigators on Book of Mormon–related projects reviewed the status of their ongoing work. The reports clarified each project’s goals, highlighted new findings, noted future directions, and expressed appreciation for the crucial support of generous donors, many of whom were in attendance. A summary of the presentations follows.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Joseph Smith; BYU; language
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Unattributed. “The Michigan Relics Revisited.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).

One of the most enduring archaeological hoaxes, the Michigan relics, a series of copper, slate, and clay forgeries, were “discovered” throughout counties in Michigan from the late 19th century until 1920. James Scotford and Daniel Soper apparently worked together to create and sell the forgeries. Scholars and archaeologists were skeptical from the outset, but interest in the objects persisted. In 1911 James E. Talmage studied the relics, recognizing the impact they could have on the perception of the Book of Mormon if they were genuine. In a detailed report, Talmage dismissed them as blatant forgeries.

Keywords: Michigan; Book of Mormon; relics; archeology
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Hardy, Grant R. “2 Nephi 26 and 27 as Midrash.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).

Nephi was the only Book of Mormon author to receive what might be called a classical Hebrew education. He had ambivalent feelings about his training—indeed, he specifically noted that the tradition would end with himself: “I . . . have not taught my children after the manner of the Jews” (2 Nephi 25:6; see vv. 1–2). So it is not surprising that he remains the most literate, book-learned of the Nephite prophets. That is to say, his writings exhibit the most connections with earlier prophecies and texts, and he structures his teachings in a way that suggests he is working from written documents. In particular, he is eager to tie his own visions of the future of the House of Israel to the words of Isaiah, and his commentary at 1 Nephi 22—where he weaves phrases from the two Isaiah chapters he has just quoted into a new revelatory discourse—is a masterpiece of prophetic interpretation. The same style of commentary, which by placing familiar phrases into new contexts reinterprets as it explains, is found in a slightly more diffuse form at 2 Nephi 25–30.

Keywords: Nephi; Book of Mormon; technique; tradition; writing
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Unattributed. “Antiquity of Silver Scrolls Confirmed.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).

A recent New York Times article reported new developments in the research on two ancient silver scrolls discovered in Jerusalem’s Hinnom Valley in 1979 and subsequently dated to the late seventh century BC . They were engraved with words that appeared to be text from Numbers 6:24–26. How-ever, because of the aging of the metal, researchers were unable to read several of the inscriptions and thereby confirm the age of the scrolls.

Keywords: silver scrolls; technology; inscriptions; Hebrew Bible
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Unattributed. “The Book of Abraham: An Ongoing Research Focus.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).

In 1998 FARMS’s longtime interest in advancing research supportive of the Book of Abraham as an ancient text found new emphasis and direction as a formalized FARMS project, an impetus made possible by a farsighted donor: the Robert Gay family. Soon a working group of scholars was convened to exchange research and ideas on the text. The resulting exchange of information led to FARMS-sponsored public lectures and a scholarly conference in 1999. The next year saw publication of John Gee’s Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri and, fortuitously, an enlarged edition of Hugh Nibley’s Abraham in Egypt (a project years in the making). Following in short order were the first two volumes in the Studies in the Book of Abraham series—Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham (2001) and The Hor Book of Breathings (2002)—and a “World of Abraham” symposium and scholarly conference in 2002.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; ancient text; lectures; publication
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Unattributed. “The Mother’s Role in Teaching Religious Values—Jerusalem, 600 BC.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).

In ancient Israel, the household was the center of a woman’s life and the place in which she held the most power. Even though a child was born into “the house of the father” (bet

Keywords: woman; mother; household; nurturer; educator
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Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies(vol. 13, nos. 1–2), edited by S. Kent Brown, is a special double issue devoted to the Hill Cumorah. Studies include the geologic history and archaeology of the area, early accounts of a cave in the hill, the Hill Cumorah Pageant (its history, music, and costuming), Latter-day Saint poetry, the Hill Cumorah Monument, a linguistic analysis of the name Cumorah, and the earliest photographs of the hill. Available December 2004.

Keywords: journal; Book of Mormon; studies; history
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 24, No. 6 (2004).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2004). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “FARMS Scholars at Sperry Symposium.” Insights 24, no. 6 (2004).

2004In any given year, FARMS-affiliated scholars present their research at a number of scholarly conferences at home and abroad. Brigham Young University’s Sidney B. Sperry Symposium in Octo-ber 2004, entitled “Prelude to the Restoration: From Apostasy to the Restored Church,” was one such venue on the home front. Selected highlights follow.

Keywords: BYU; symposium; Joseph Smith; theology; Christian
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Gee, John. “Quotations of the Sealed Portions of the Book of Mormon.” Insights 24, no. 6 (2004).

What we have of Jesus’s ministry to the Nephites is an abridged version because the Lord wished to “try the faith of [his] people” (3 Nephi 26:6–13). Dutiful to his charge, Mormon did not provide a full account of Jesus’s teachings, but his son Moroni provided three quotations of portions that his father did not.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Moroni; quotations; passage; writing
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Cramer, Barbara. “Which Path Do We List?” Insights 24, no. 6 (2004).

Reading King Benjamin’s speech, we come upon a passage in which the verb list is used four times: “Beware lest there shall arise contentions among you, and ye list to obey the evil spirit. . . . For behold, there is a wo pronounced upon him who listeth to obey that spirit; for if he listeth to obey him, and remaineth and dieth in his sins, the same drinketh damnation to his own soul. . . . The man that doeth this, the same cometh out in open rebellion against God; therefore he listeth to obey the evil spirit, and becometh an enemy to all righteousness” (Mosiah 2:32, 33, 37).

Keywords: speech; passage; list; meanings; commentary
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Unattributed. “Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 6 (2004).

Apostles and Bishops in Early Christianity, by Hugh W. Nibley, edited by John F. Hall and John W. Welch, presents an edited, expanded version of Hugh Nib-ley’s verbatim lecture “notes” that he prepared for a course he taught in 1954. Extensive footnotes have been developed from Nibley’s cryptic source notations. In this course, Nibley explored the offices of apostle and bishop, the priesthood authority associated with them, and questions of succession in the early church and in Rome. Copublished with Deseret Book, it will appear as volume 15 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley. Available early 2005.

Keywords: footnotes; lecture; notes; publications
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Insights Volume 25 (2005)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2005).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2005). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Gee, John. “Hugh Nibley Dies at 94.” Insights 25, no. 1 (2005).

Hugh Winder Nibley (27 March 1910–24 February 2005) was a gifted writer, a prolific author, a first-class scholar, and, above all, a committed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Hugh Winder Nibley; BYU library; lectures; contributions
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Welch, John W. “Hugh Nibley and the Book of Mormon.” Insights 25, no. 1 (2005).

At first light on 6 June 1944, the first of many Allied landing craft began hitting the beaches of Normandy. At Utah Beach, 12 men dangling from one of the emerging jeeps cheered their driver on as they surged up from beneath the surface of the chilly English Channel waters. That driver, an army intelligence officer with a PhD in ancient history from the University of California at Berkeley, was none other than Hugh W. Nibley, age 34.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; ancient history; Hugh Nibley; scholarship
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Temples Everywhere.” Insights 25, no. 1 (2005).

Those of us who saw the recent television documentary American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith may have noticed an interesting defect in the script, namely, that it was Hamlet with Hamlet left out. It was as if one were to produce the life of Shakespeare with charming views of Stratford-upon-Avon, country school, the poaching story, marriage to Anne Hatha-way, showbiz in London, and respectable retirement without bothering to mention that our leading character gave the world the greatest treasury of dramatic art in existence. Or a life of Bach with his niggardly brother-guardian, his early poverty, his odd jobs with local organs and choirs, his acceptance in the courts of the Holy Roman Empire, his nineteen children, and his loving nature without a word about the greatest volume of music ever produced by a mortal.

Keywords: temples; documentary; Joseph Smith; Book of Abraham
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2005).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2005). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “Latest Addition to the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley Series.” Insights 25, no. 2 (2005).

FARMS is pleased to announce the release of a new volume of previously unpublished class lectures by celebrated Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, who recently passed away at age 94. Apostles and Bishops in Early Christianity, volume 15 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley series, comprises Nibley’s finely detailed lecture notes for a course he taught at Brigham Young University in 1954 on the office of bishop in the early Christian church.

Keywords: FARMS; volume; Hugh Nibley; BYU; church
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Unattributed. “FARMS Review Probes Geography, Papyri, Isaiah, Creation, and More.” Insights 25, no. 2 (2005).

The latest FARMS Review (vol. 16, no. 2, 2004) is another weighty issue flush with articles covering a wide array of interesting topics. In the lineup are reviews of works on Book of Mormon geography, de-Christianization of the Old Testament, the Joseph Smith Papyri, Isaiah’s central message, Jerusalem in Lehi’s day, creation theology, gospel symbolism, and the Christian countercult movement. Also included are two freestanding essays, one older article of lasting appeal (initiating a new feature in the Review), book notes, a 2003 Book of Mormon bibliography, and the editor’s top picks of recent publications. A foretaste of the many engaging articles follows.

Keywords: FARMS; geography; Isaiah; creation
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Bowen, Matthew L. “‘What Meaneth the Rod of Iron’?” Insights 25, no. 2 (2005).

Latter-day Saint scholars Hugh W. Nibley and John A. Tvedtnes have discussed at length how a staff, rod, and sword came to be commonly identified with the word of God in the ancient Near East.¹The evidence they cite from the Bible, the earliest Hebrew commentators, modern biblical scholarship, and elsewhere affirms Nephi’s unambiguous assertion that the “word of God” is a “rod.”

Keywords: Nephi; Book of Mormon; translation; languages
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Unattributed. “BYU Anthropologist Addresses Maya Origins Puzzle.” Insights 25, no. 2 (2005).

In 2001 the chance discovery of a 2,000-year-old Maya mural in a chamber buried beneath a pyramid in the Guatemalan jungle stirred the archaeological community. It was a sensational find, one of the most important for Mayanists in half a century. Rendered in brilliant colors with exquisite skill, the remarkably well-preserved mural reveals a highly sophisticated artistic tradition and hieroglyphic script predating the Maya’s golden age by 800 years.

Keywords: Maya mural; BYU; anthropologist; puzzle; origins
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Unattributed. “Dead Sea Scrolls Reader Released.” Insights 25, no. 2 (2005).

A new multivolume work promises to facilitate study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, published by the prestigious academic publisher E. J. Brill, offers transcriptions and English translations of all the nonbiblical Qumran texts.

Keywords: Dead Sea Scrolls; English translations; texts; editors
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 25, No. 3 (2005).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2005). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “Library of Congress Hosts Academic Conference on Joseph Smith.” Insights 25, no. 3 (2005).

In recognition of the bicentennial of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s birth, the Library of Congress, in Washington DC, hosted an academic conference on 6–7 May 2005 titled “The Worlds of Joseph Smith.” Carried internationally via webcast, the event featured 17 scholars (nearly evenly divided between Latter-day Saints and those of other faiths) who examined Joseph Smith’s theological contributions and evaluated the claim that the church he founded is on track to becoming a world religion.

Keywords: Library of Congress; Joseph Smith; ancient scripture; BYU
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Unattributed. “Lehi’s Journey of Faith Topic of FARMS Documentary.” Insights 25, no. 3 (2005).

FARMS has teamed with award-winning Latter-day Saint filmmaker Peter Johnson to produce a documentary on Lehi and company’s route from Jerusalem to the New World. Based on the most recent research, the 90-min-ute DVD documentary will feature Latter-day Saint scholars commenting on proposed sites for the party’s first base camp near the Red Sea; Nahom, where Ishmael was buried; and Bountiful, the fertile coast-al locale where Nephi directed the building of his ship. The documentary will also feature the latest findings on Lehi’s ocean voyage and explore candidates for Book of Mormon sites in Mesoamerica.

Keywords: FARMS; Lehi; documentary; Book of Mormon; Ancient Studies
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 25, No. 4 (2005).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2005). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “Library of Congress Hosts Academic Conference on Joseph Smith, Part 2.” Insights 25, no. 4 (2005).

This report covers the proceedings of the second day of “The Worlds of Joseph Smith,” an academic conference held on 6–7 May 2005 at the Library of Congress, in Washington DC, in recognition of the bicentennial of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s birth. For a report of the first day of proceedings, see the article in Insights 25/3 (2005).

Keywords: Joseph Smith; Library of Congress; BYU; Religious Education
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Unattributed. “New Research Pushes Christian Apostasy Earlier in Time.” Insights 25, no. 4 (2005).

A much­-anticipated book exploring the root causes of the early Christian apostasy is now off the press: Early Christians in Disarray: Contemporary LDS Perspectives on the Christian Apostasy, edited by Noel B. Reynolds and published by FARMS and BYU Press.

Keywords: book; Christian; BYU; manuscripts; apostacy
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Unattributed. “Textual Analysis of Book of Mormon Continues.” Insights 25, no. 4 (2005).

FARMS and Brigham Young University are pleased to announce the release of part 2 of volume 4 of the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon. Part 2 analyzes the text from 2 Nephi 11 through Mosiah 16.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; textual analysis; Nephi
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Unattributed. “Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Tours United Kingdom and Europe.” Insights 25, no. 4 (2005).

Since their initial discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have drawn the interest of people world­wide. FARMS has been fortunate to play a part in bringing the scrolls to the world, and that effort continues. The FARMS Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-­day Saints and managed by full­time missionaries Wayne and Janet Chamberlain, completed its tour of the United Kingdom and western Europe in May and is now making its way through central Europe.

Keywords: FARMS; Dead Sea Scrolls; exhibit; United Kingdom; Europe
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 25, No. 5 (2005).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2005). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “New Directors Appointed for ISPART and FARMS.” Insights 25, no. 5 (2005).

In June Brigham Young University announced the appointment of Andrew C. Skinner as the new executive director of the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts. Skinner, a professor of ancient scripture at BYU who has served as dean of Religious Education since 2000, replaces Noel B. Reynolds, who was called to pre-side over the Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: BYU; religious education; ancient text
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Unattributed. “New Volume Explores Themes, Background of Book of Abraham.” Insights 25, no. 5 (2005).

Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, the third volume in FARMS’s Studies in the Book of Abraham, was recently published and is now available. This book deals with three broad themes: astronomy in the Book of Abraham, the background of the Joseph Smith Papyri, and the nature of the Abrahamic covenant. In the course of treating these subjects, various papers discuss Jews in Ptolemaic Egypt, commonalities between the Book of Abraham and ancient Islamic texts, accounts of Abraham in 19th-century America, and a number of other interesting issues. All but 3 of the 12 articles were initially presented as papers at a BYU conference on the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; ancient texts; book; teachings
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Skousen, Royal. “The Archaic Vocabulary of the Book of Mormon.” Insights 25, no. 5 (2005).

In my work as editor of the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project (which began in 1988), I was initially interested in discovering the original English-language text of the book. But I soon came to the conclusion that it would be impossible to fully recover the original text by scholarly means, in large part because only 28 percent of the original manuscript is extant. In addition, there are obvious errors in the original manuscript itself that require conjectural emendation. As I have worked on the text of the Book of Mormon, I have come to some surprising conclusions regarding the nature of the original text itself, conclusions that I had not at all expected when I started my work transcribing the original and printer’s manuscripts of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; vocabulary; manuscript; language
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Unattributed. “Publications.” Insights 25, no. 5 (2005).

Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri,edited by John Gee and Michael Rhodes, is a second edition of Hugh Nibley’s 1975 book of the same title on the Egyptian endowment. It is still the only book-length treatment of the important Egyptian text now known as the “Document of Breathings Made by Isis,” a copy of which was found among the Joseph Smith Papyri. The new edition features previously excised material, corrections of numerous typographical errors, improved illustrations, and accurate placement of illustrations in the text. This book, published jointly with Deseret Book, is now at press after years of intense effort. Because of a recent concerted push to finish this project, the FARMS Review and Journal of Book of Mormon Studies are running late.

Keywords: From FARMS; From METI; By ISPART Scholars with Other Publishers
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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Insights, Vol. 25, No. 6 (2005).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2005). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “Nibley Classic on Papyri Given New Life in Second Edition.” Insights 25, no. 6 (2005).

After years of intense effort, the long-overdue second edition of Hugh Nibley’s 1975 book The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment is at press. This new edition has been meticulously pre-pared by BYU Egyptologists John Gee and Michael D. Rhodes, who upgraded this Nibley classic on many points (some unseen, others impossible to miss, such as the superior illustrations by Michael Lyon) while preserving the original con-tent. Published by FARMS and Deseret Book, this edition is a fitting tribute to Nibley’s pioneering work and will enable a new generation of students and scholars to profit from Nibley’s enduring insights into an area of perennial interest for Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Joseph Smith; BYU; FARMS; Book of Abraham
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Unattributed. “FARMS Review Takes Up Nibley, DNA, Book of Mormon Origins.” Insights 25, no. 6 (2005).

The latest issue of the FARMS Review (vol. 17, no. 1) is now available, offering its usual in-depth, incisive commentary on an array of recent publications and topics of interest to Latter-day Saint readers. This is the first issue published since Hugh Nibley’s death earlier this year, and Louis Midgley’s tribute to this illustrious Latter-day Saint scholar has already proved to be one of the more popular contributions. The essay is essentially an intellectual autobiography in which Midgley (BYU professor emeritus of political science and associate editor of the Review) tells of his first encounter with Nib-ley, in 1949; his subsequent studies under Sterling McMurrin, a prominent philosophy professor at the University of Utah who dismissed the Book of Mormon out of hand; his dissertation on the work of theologian Paul Tillich, who viewed God not as a personality but as the ultimate ground of being; and of Nibley’s profound influence.

Keywords: FARMS Review; autobiography; Book of Mormon
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Volluz, Corbin T. “‘O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?’” Insights 25, no. 6 (2005).

The Book of Mormon has come under frequent fire from its critics for allegedly quoting portions of the New Testament before the New Testament was written. A classic example of this is the famous phrase from 1 Corinthians 15:55, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Clear allusions to this passage are made by three Book of Mormon prophets: Abinadi (Mosiah 16:8), Aaron (Alma 22:14), and Mormon (Mormon 7:5).

Keywords: New Testament; Book of Mormon; location; quotes
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Atonement and the Temple.” Insights 25, no. 6 (2005).

In 1988 Hugh W. Nibley noted that the use of terms based on the word atone (atonement, atoning, atoned, etc.), while used in the Old Testament mostly in association with rites performed in the tabernacle of Moses, clearly tied the Nephites to preexilic Israel, that is, prior to the Babylonian captivity of the Jews in 587 bc. He found that most of the occurrences were “in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers, where they explicitly describe the original rites of the tabernacle or temple on the Day of Atonement.”

Keywords: Old Testament; Atonement; temple; Book of Mormon
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Unattributed. “Publications.” Insights 25, no. 6 (2005).

Theodore Abū Qurrah, translated and introduced by John C. Lamoreaux of Southern Methodist University, includes first-ever English translations of a substantial portion of Theodore Abū Qurrah’s writings, which treat such issues as the characteristics of true religion and the nature of free will. Abū Qurrah (fl. ad 810), the bishop of Haran (in modern-day southern Turkey), was one of the first Christians to write in Arabic and to mount a sustained theological defense of Christianity against Islam. This book is now at press and will be distributed by the University of Chicago Press and made available through the BYU Bookstore.

Keywords: From METI; By ISPART Scholars with Other Publishers
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Insights Volume 26 (2006)

Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 1 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “ISPART Renamed Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.” Insights 26, no. 1 (2006).

Brigham Young University’s Board of Trustees recently approved the renaming of BYU’s Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (ISPART) to the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.

Keywords: religious scholarship; BYU honors; Neal A. Maxwell; FARMS
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Unattributed. “New Translation Launches METI’s Library of the Christian East Series.” Insights 26, no. 1 (2006).

One of the misconceptions that many Westerners have is that all Arabs are Muslims and that all Muslims are Arabs. In fact, many of the major Islamic countries in the world (e.g., Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and the most populous of them all, Indonesia) are not Arab, and large minorities in some Arab countries are not Muslim. Christianity is a Near Eastern religion, not a European one, and it has been in the Near East since its origin. (An Egyptian Christian friend once complained to me about how tired he had become of Americans and Europeans asking him whether his family had been converted by the Germans, the French, or the British. His ancestors, he pointed out, had been converted by Mark, the writer of the Second Gospel, in the first century ad. My own forebears, in Scandinavia, didn’t accept Christianity until roughly a millennium later.)

Keywords: translation; BYU; Middle Eastern texts; library
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Unattributed. “FARMS Documentary Premieres in Washington DC.” Insights 26, no. 1 (2006).

Golden Road: The Ancient Incense Trail, a new FARMS documentary about the legendary route used by Arabia’s incense traders, premiered at the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center on 5 November 2005 to a group of foreign and U.S. dignitaries.

Keywords: FARMS; documentary; United States; BYU
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Unattributed. “FARMS Unveils New Web Site.” Insights 26, no. 1 (2006).

In December 2005 FARMS released a new version of its Web site. In response to feedback from people who have used the site over the last several years, the new FARMS site boasts additional content and enhanced features.

Keywords: FARMS; Book of Mormon; technology; website
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 2 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “FARMS Review Answers Critics, Sizes Up Scholarship.” Insights 26, no. 2 (2006).

At 500 pages, the new FARMS Review (vol. 17, no. 2) nearly bursts its binding with items of interest for anyone desiring to be well-informed on Mormon studies. The coverage ranges from Lehi’s encampments in Arabia and the resurgence of the all-but-dead Spalding theory to Jewish-Mormon relations, creation ex nihilo, and the Egyptian Hor Book of Breathings.

Keywords: FARMS; scholarship; Book of Mormon; Bible
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Unattributed. “LDS Scholar, Scientist Weigh In on Talk Radio DNA Debate.” Insights 26, no. 2 (2006).

On 23 February 2006 BYU professor Daniel C. Peterson and DNA scientist John M. Butler were interviewed on the Hugh Hewitt radio program concerning DNA and the Book of Mormon. One week earlier, the Los Angeles Times had run a front-page story on how human DNA studies contradict the Book of Mormon because they suggest an Asian ancestry for people native to the Americas; and on that same day the Times reporter, William Lobdell, was a guest on Hewitt’s program.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; LDS scholar; culture; tradition
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Heal, Kristian S. “‘Look to God and Live’” Insights 26, no. 2 (2006).

Near the end of the children of Israel’s journey to the promised land following their miraculous escape from Egypt, they once again began to complain against the Lord and against Moses. As a result of this sin, the Lord sent “fiery serpents” among them (Numbers 21:6). Faced with physical death, the people went to Moses, confessed their sins, and entreated him to pray to the Lord to take the serpents away. However, the serpents were not taken away as requested. Instead, in what may have seemed an expression of deep irony—but was in reality a sacred symbol—Moses was instructed to raise up a brass serpent as the means of healing those bitten. This Moses did: “And it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. And the children of Israel set forward” (Numbers 21:9–10). There ends the story in the Bible account.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; narrative; Moses; Bible; Nephi
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Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship.” Insights 26, no. 2 (2006).

Each year at this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, this program provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute, particularly work done under the name of FARMS—studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.

Keywords: financial aid; religious scholarship; FARMS; PhD programs
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 3 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “Latest Findings in the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project.” Insights 26, no. 3 (2006).

These are the best of times for Book of Mormon studies. Since 2001, FARMS (now part of the Maxwell Institute) has been publishing the long-anticipated findings of Professor Royal Skousen’s Book of Mormon Critical Text Project. Each massive volume in this landmark study, appearing on a yearly basis, averages nearly 670 oversize pages of research and analysis that reward careful examination with expanded views of the founding text of Mormonism.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; language; translation; text; scholarship
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Unattributed. “Lehi’s Trek DVD Reissued to Target Broader Audience.” Insights 26, no. 3 (2006).

Journey of Faith, a FARMS documentary about Lehi’s travels through ancient Arabia, has been well received and has generated considerable interest since its release last summer (see report in Insights25/3). Now steps are under way to produce a reissue of the DVD, this time with translations of the commentary into Spanish and Portuguese with English closed-captioning.

Keywords: FARMS; documentary; translation; Lehi
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Bowen, Matthew L. “Wordplay on the Name ‘Enos’” Insights 26, no. 3 (2006).

In his analysis of Mosiah 1:2–6 and 1 Nephi 1:1–4, John A. Tvedtnes notes that in many instances “Nephite writers relied on earlier records as they recorded their history.”1 He makes a convincing argument that the description of King Benjamin teaching his sons “in all the language of his fathers” (Mosiah 1:2) is modeled on Nephi’s account.

Keywords: Enos; history; Nephi; Book of Mormon; language
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Aston, Warren P. “The Rings That Bound the Gold Plates Together.” Insights 26, no. 3 (2006).

Eyewitnesses to the Book of Mormon plates described in consistent terms the rings that bound the gold plates into a single volume. The rings were three in number and apparently made of the same material as the plates themselves. While our attention naturally focuses on the plates and the translation of the text engraved upon them, the rings may offer another subtle but telling confirmation of the record’s ancient origin.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; translation; plates; rings
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Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Open House.” Insights 26, no. 3 (2006).

The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship invites you to an open house from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in room 3215 of BYU’s Wilkinson Center on Thursday, 24 August 2006, during Campus Education Week. This will be an occasion for you to meet authors, editors, directors, and friends and to celebrate the formation of this new BYU institute.

Keywords: religious scholarship; BYU Institute; education week
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 4 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “Making the Case for Cultural Diffusion in Ancient Times.” Insights 26, no. 4 (2006).

Old theories die hard in academia, at least when they are entrenched and have been defended intellectually with fervor. Only with overwhelming evidence to the contrary does the institutional status quo crumble and make way for new theories to find legitimacy within the academic mainstream. Illustrative of this struggle for acceptance in the academy has been the contest between the establishment position that ancient American civilization evolved in complete independence from the Old World and the “cultural diffusion hypothesis.” The latter proposes that American societies did not arise and develop in total isolation but were stimulated by connections from the Old World.

Keywords: academia; Old World; ancient times; language; literature
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Unattributed. “Lehi’s Epic Journey Detailed in New Book.” Insights 26, no. 4 (2006).

The seamless blend of scholarship and artistry of the Maxwell Institute’s DVD documentary Journey of Faith continues in expanded form in the new book Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land. Complemented by numerous additional threads of historical detail and scholarly insight, this visually stunning look at Lehi’s trek through the harsh Arabian desert reflects a synergistic collaboration of talented scholars, artists, and photographers seeking to illuminate an epic event in scriptural history and situate it in a real-world setting.

Keywords: history; documentary; Lehi; Book of Mormon
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Spackman, T. Benjamin. “Negative Questions in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 26, no. 4 (2006).

Much research has been devoted to identifying and examining language patterns in the Book of Mormon that appear to reflect the book’s underlying Semitic character. One possible Hebraism in the Book of Mormon that has not received attention is the use of negative rhetorical questions when a positive meaning is intended. Some modern Bible translations now translate these negative questions in a positive or even emphatic way. This rhetorical device occurs in English, but it is stronger and more com-mon in biblical Hebrew.

Keywords: questions; Book of Mormon; criticism; examples
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Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Scholars Speak at FAIR Conference.” Insights 26, no. 4 (2006).

Scholars from the Maxwell Institute, as well as a number of authors who contribute to the institute’s publications, delivered papers at the recent FAIR conference held in Sandy, Utah, in August. The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing well-documented answers to criticisms of Latter-day Saint doctrine, belief, and practice.

Keywords: BYU; conference; fair; scripture; Maxwell Institute
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 5 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “Symposium Explores Widespread Tree of Life Motif.” Insights 26, no. 5 (2006).

Scholars from various disciplines and institutions gathered in Brigham Young University’s Varsity Theater on 28 and 29 September 2006 to explore the pervasive and powerful tree of life motif as found in civilizations spanning the Far and Middle East to Mesoamerica and as expressed in Latter-day Saint scripture and art. The following report highlights the two presentations by visiting non–Latter-day Saint scholars and briefly summarizes the others.

Keywords: BYU; motif; scripture; art; tree of life
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Tvedtnes, John A., and Matthew P. Roper. “Firstlings, Sacrifices, and Burnt Offerings.” Insights 26, no. 5 (2006).

In abridging the account of the Nephite gathering under King Benjamin, Mormon stated, “And they also took of the firstlings of their flocks, that they might offer sacrifice and burnt offerings according to the law of Moses” (Mosiah 2:3). Under Mosaic law, first-lings, or firstborn animals, were dedicated to the Lord, meaning they were given to the priests, who were to sacrifice them and consume the flesh (see Exodus 13:12–15; Numbers 18:17). The exception to this rule was the firstborn lambs used for the Passover meal, which all Israel was to eat (see Exodus 12:5–7).

Keywords: Mormon; tradition; biblical text; sacrifice; burnt offerings
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 6 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Supports BYU Symposium on Oliver Cowdery with Speakers, New Book.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Oliver Cowdery’s birth on 3 October 1806, more than a dozen scholars treated crowds in the BYU Conference Center to fresh perspectives on Cowdery as a central figure in the Restoration. Entitled “Oliver Cowdery: Restoration Witness, Second Elder,” the symposium featured cultural historian Richard L. Bushman as keynote speaker and several other distinguished speakers spread throughout four sessions of three or four concurrent presentations each. Cosponsors of the five-hour event, held on 10 November, were the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation and BYU’s Religious Studies Center.

Keywords: BYU; symposium; Joseph Smith; history
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Unattributed. “New Book Compiles Scholarship on Oliver Cowdery.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).

In conjunction with the recent BYU symposium “Oliver Cowdery: Restoration Witness, Second Elder,” the Maxwell Institute has published Oliver Cowdery: Scribe, Elder, Witness, edited by John W. Welch and Larry E. Morris. This book includes 17 important articles previously published by BYU Studies or FARMS and covers virtually all periods of Oliver Cowdery’s life.

Keywords: BYU Studies; FARMS; Oliver Cowdery; Book of Mormon
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Roper, Matthew P. “Deer as ‘Goat’ and Pre-Columbian Domesticate.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).

Sometime after the death of his father Jacob, Enos wrote that the Nephites raised “flocks of herds, and flocks of all manner of cattle of every kind, and goats, and wild goats” (Enos 1:21). While contemporary archaeology thus far has not yielded evidence of pre-Columbian goats, anthropologist John L. Sorenson has suggested that Book of Mormon peoples, like the Spanish writers of a later time, may have considered some species of pre-Columbian deer to be a kind of goat.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; United States; deer; Mesoamerica
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Unattributed. “New Web Site Debuts.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).

The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship unveiled its new Web site on 1 Nov-ember 2006. The new site, found at maxwellinsti-tute.byu.edu, features all the material that resided on the FARMS Web site as well as additional con-tent and links from all departments that make up the Institute.

Keywords: website; scholarship; FARMS; religious texts; biography; bibliography
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Unattributed. “Institute Contributes to Exhibit.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).

“Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ,” a new exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art, displays 170 works depicting the ministry of Jesus Christ. The paintings, sculptures, icons, and illuminated manuscripts represent half a millennium of religious art. Not part of the exhibit but prepared especially for it is a book authored by FARMS director S. Kent Brown in collaboration with Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Dawn C. Pheysey.

Keywords: BYU Museum of Art; manuscripts; Jesus Christ
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Unattributed. “Scrolls Database Released.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).

The Maxwell Institute is pleased to announce The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Revised Edition 2006, published in cooperation with Brill Academic Publishers. Updated under the editorship of Emanuel Tov, who leads an international team of Dead Sea Scrolls editors, the searchable electronic database boasts exciting new features.

Keywords: database; program; translation; editors
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Insights Volume 27 (2007)

Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 1 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “BYU Unveils Exhibition of Two Ancient Roman Bronze Plates.” Insights 27, no. 1 (2007).

Now showing at BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library is an exhibit titled “Two Ancient Roman Plates: Bronze Military Diplomas and Other Sealed Documents.” The set of well-preserved artifacts was given to BYU by donors assembled by John W. Welch,editor in chief of BYU Studies, who has served, along with BYU classics professor John F. Hall, as curator of the exhibit.

Keywords: BYU; library; plates; ancient; Roman
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Bokovoy, David E. “Repetitive Resumption in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 27, no. 1 (2007).

One of the most important contributions of biblical scholarship since the time of Joseph Smith has been the recognition and analysis of editorial activity in the Old Testament. Like the Hebrew Bible, the Book of Mormon is a compilation of several literary sources produced under the auspices of ancient editors or redactors. Significantly, one of the primary signs of editorial activity in the Old Testament, a technique known as repetitive resumption, is also attested in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; narrative; resumption; Joseph Smith
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Unattributed. “Maya Origin Story Now on Searchable CD-ROM.” Insights 27, no. 1 (2007).

The Popol Vuh, an epic poem that tells the creation story of the Maya, will soon be avail-able in a searchable database published on CD-ROM by the Maxwell Institute’s Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART). Prepared by Allen J. Christenson, the database incorporates his recently published edition and translation of the Popol Vuh. The database offers the first-ever publication of a complete set of images of the earliest manuscript of the Popol Vuh, kindly provided by the New-berry Library in Chicago.

Keywords: religious texts; Maya origin; translation; culture
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Unattributed. “Mary and Elisabeth Topic of Museum of Art Lecture.” Insights 27, no. 1 (2007).

As part of the ongoing Museum of Art lecture series on the life of Christ, S. Kent Brown, director of FARMS, addressed the topic “The Birth of the Savior” on January 17. Drawing from Luke 1 and 2 and studies on life among ancient Jews, he focused on Mary and Elisabeth, whose lives are only faintly sketched in the scriptures.

Keywords: art; lecture; Book of Mormon; scriptures
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Unattributed. “FARMS Review Takes Up Doctrinal Issues, Restoration Accounts, Science vs. Religion.” Insights 27, no. 1 (2007).

As editor of the FARMS Review, Daniel C. Peterson is well acquainted with critics’ opinions about it, FARMS in general, and, by extension, the Maxwell Institute. In his introduction to the latest FARMS Review (vol. 18, no. 2, 2006), Peterson responds to the critics by exploring the meaning of the term apologetics (“arguing . . . for or against any position”) and demonstrating at length how the term applies to the Maxwell Institute and its publications. He cautions that the term is relevant only to a portion of the Maxwell Institute’s work. “The garden of faith, like most gardens, requires both weeding and watering,” Peterson writes. “While the FARMS Review does most of the weeding for the organization, FARMS as a whole expends considerably more effort on nourishing.” He goes on to candidly address 11 recurring questions centering on the editorial philosophy of the FARMS Review, its peer-review process, and the academic merit of its content.

Keywords: FARMS; science; religion; culture; Mormon; Book of Mormon
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “President Samuelson Remembers Elder Maxwell in Institute Lecture.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).

Recalling how his longtime friend and mentor inspired others without preaching or condemning, President Cecil O. Samuelson shared memories of Elder Neal A. Maxwell at a lecture on March 23, 2007. The president of Brigham Young University and a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, President Samuelson spoke at the inaugural annual lecture of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.

Keywords: BYU; lecture; Maxwell; temple; Christian
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Unattributed. “Institute Supports Graduates and Undergraduates.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).

The Maxwell Institute continues to encourage and support the work of graduate and undergraduate students through two funds. Each year at this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, this pro-gram provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute, particularly work done under the auspices of one department of the Institute, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, such as studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.

Keywords: graduate; undergraduate; Maxwell Institute; Christianity
ID = [66841]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-02  Collections = abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:29
Peterson, Daniel C. “New Book Features Work of Poet, Theologian.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).

The Maxwell Institute’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative has released the newest book in its Eastern Christian Texts series, a bilingual Syriac/English edition of Select Poems of Ephrem the Syrian. From the second to the eighth century ad, when Arabic supplanted it, Syriac was a major literary language across the Middle East; it is essentially a Christian form of Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus, the original apostles, and the first Jewish Christians.

Keywords: texts; Christian; language; translators; poems
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Unattributed. “Contributions Sought for Completion of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).

The scholars and staff at the Maxwell Institute have energetically set the goal of finishing the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley within the next three years. March 27, 2010, will be the 100th anniversary of Hugh Nibley’s birthday, and we would like to have the approximately 20-volume set completed by that date. Under the direction of John W. Welch, general editor of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, various supplemental electronic releases and a series of conferences in 2010 focusing on the lasting legacies of Nibley’s scholar-ship are also planned.

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; conference; manuscript; Christianity
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Heal, Kristian S. “Ephrem and the Patriarchal Wives.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).

Ephrem the Syrian, who died in ad 373 in Edessa, wrote one of earliest extant commentaries on Genesis and Exodus. In this commentary he weaves a new biblical story by selecting from both the narrative background and foreground—not in an arbitrary way, but as a very deliberate process. One of the new themes that Ephrem weaves into his retelling is the unwavering righteousness and spiritual receptiveness of the patriarchal wives.

Keywords: Ephrem; patriarchal wives; Old Testament; biblical narrative
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Unattributed. “Second Volume of Maimonides Series Continues to Illuminate Ancient Medicine.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).

With the publication of Medical Aphorisms: Treatises 6–9, the second volume of the Medical Works of Moses Maimonides series, the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative (METI) at the Maxwell Institute continues its project of bringing to light original texts and translations from the scientific, philosophical, and theological traditions of the three great religious civilizations that trace their ancestry to Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Now with added funding from the Library of Congress, METI continues to actively edit and prepare for publication works in all three of these branches of faith-oriented learning.

Keywords: texts; translations; Maimonides; Maxwell Institute
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Unattributed. “Welch Expounds the Sermon on the Mount at Museum of Art Lecture.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).

On January 31, John W. Welch addressed the topic “The Five Faces of the Savior in the Sermon on the Mount” as part of the Museum of Art lecture series on the life of Christ, which has now concluded. Welch, Robert K. Thomas professor of law at BYU, editor in chief of BYU Studies, and the founder of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, spoke about five specific layers of instruction within the Sermon text in Matthew 5–7. As Welch related, “the Sermon on the Mount is not a scrapbook” of moral maxims, but more importantly it reveals the Savior’s different “faces of salvation.”

Keywords: BYU; Museum of Art; lecture; Savior
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Unattributed. “Book Excerpt: Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).

At the beginning of Alma 43:14, the original manuscript reads desenters, which Oliver Cowdery miscopied into the printer’s manuscript as desendants; in other words, he ended up replacing dissenters with descendants. This mistake (a visual error) was facilitated by the similar spelling Oliver used for both these words. Notice that earlier in this verse Oliver wrote dissented as desented in P (but which the 1830 typesetter respelled in P as dissented). Moreover, at the end of verse 13, Oliver spelled descendants as desendants in both manuscripts. The proximity of this last instance prompted the error at the beginning of verse 14.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; manuscripts; descendants; dissenters
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 3 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Center for Book of Mormon Studies Created.” Insights 27, no. 3 (2007).

Accompanied by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, President Cecil O. Samuelson recently announced the formation of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies, a research center that promises to bring national and international distinction to the study of the Book of Mormon. President Samuelson made the announcement at a luncheon attended by Mark and Laura Willes and their family.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; research; scholarship; BYU; scriptures
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Unattributed. “Skinner Concludes Museum of Art Lecture Series.” Insights 27, no. 3 (2007).

On March 21 Andrew C. Skinner, executive director of the Maxwell Institute and professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, addressed the topic of “Crucifixion and Resurrection” in the Museum of Art lecture series on the life of Christ. Skinner began by saying that “the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth are the lynchpin of everything we believe and everything we do in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; ancient scripture; BYU; museum; art
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Unattributed. “New Documentary to Premier at Education Week.” Insights 27, no. 3 (2007).

Journey of Faith: The New World, a new Maxwell Institute documentary, is set to premier at BYU Campus Education Week in August. The Maxwell Institute has again teamed with award-winning Latter-day Saint filmmaker Peter Johnson to produce a documentary that will explore the Book of Mormon in the New World.

Keywords: education; documentary; BYU; fil; scholarship
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Unattributed. “Reflections: Cosmic Optimism.” Insights 27, no. 3 (2007).

In a world filled with violence, poverty, suffering, illness, accidental death, disappointment, frustration, and hatred, pessimism is an ever-beckoning possibility. And, for some, pessimism shades eventually into utter despair, hopelessness, and cynicism.

Keywords: Bertrand Russell; autobiography; British philosopher; Bible
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Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Thanks Senator Bennett.” Insights 27, no. 3 (2007).

On May 8 Andrew Skinner, executive director of the Maxwell Institute, Daniel C. Peterson, editor in chief and director of its Middle Eastern Texts Initiative, and Ed Snow, Development Director, met with U.S. Senator Bob Bennett and leaders of the Library of Congress in Washington DC to thank the senator for helping to secure federal funding for METI and to present him with several volumes of METI publications. Beginning in 2005, Senator Bennett worked to obtain $750,000 from the Library of Congress’s bud-get to go toward METI publications, in addition to requesting $250,000 more for 2008.

Keywords: Daniel C. Peterson; library; funding; ancient works
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Unattributed. “In Memoriam: Frank William (Bill) Gay.” Insights 27, no. 3 (2007).

Frank William (Bill) Gay, in whose name two Maxwell Institute research funds were endowed, passed away May 21, 2007, in Kingwood, Texas. His wife Mary Elizabeth, five children, 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren survive him. The William (Bill) Gay Research chair at the Maxwell Institute was created and endowed in his honor. John Gee is the William (Bill) Gay Associate Research Professor. This endowment supports all of the projects and publications done by Gee and others on the Book of Abraham and related studies.

Keywords: Frank William (Bill) Gay; research; endowment; Book of Abraham
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 4 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Book of Mormon Critical Text Project Continues with New Volume.” Insights 27, no. 4 (2007).

The Maxwell Institute and Brigham Young University are pleased to announce the release of part 4 of volume 4 of the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon. Part 4 analyzes the text from Alma 21 to Alma 55.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; text; language; literature; religion
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Roper, Matthew P. “Scripture Update: Lehi as a Visionary Man.” Insights 27, no. 4 (2007).

One of the complaints leveled against Lehi by his rebellious sons Laman and Lemuel and his wife, Sariah, was that he was a “visionary man” (1 Nephi 2:11; 5:2). Although this term does not appear in the King James translation of the Bible, it accurately reflects the Hebrew word hazon, meaning divine vision.1 Although this Hebrew term appears in connection with true prophets of God, it is also sometimes written with a negative connotation, describing false prophets, especially in the writings of Lehi’s contemporary Jeremiah (Jeremiah 14:14; 23:16).

Keywords: Bible; Lehi; prophets; revelation; scripture
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Unattributed. “Reformatted Text of Book of Mormon Enhances Study.” Insights 27, no. 4 (2007).

Just in time for the study of the Book of Mormon in the 2008 churchwide Sunday School courses, the Maxwell Institute recently released an updated and expanded edition of Donald W. Parry’s Poetic Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon: The Complete Text.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; study; improvements; volume
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Unattributed. “Research in the Arabian Peninsula Continues.” Insights 27, no. 4 (2007).

In July 2007, David Johnson, professor of anthropology, Kent Brown, director of FARMS, and Revell Phillips, emeritus professor of geology, all of BYU, were joined by Sidney Rempel of Arizona State University in an archaeological excavation on the southern coast of the Sultanate of Oman.

Keywords: research; Arabian Peninsula; geology; archaeological excavation
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Unattributed. “New FARMS Review Considers Status of LDS Scholarship.” Insights 27, no. 4 (2007).

The latest issue of the FARMS Review (vol. 19, no. 1) is now available, and within its pages readers will discover a plethora of subjects addressed, including external views of Latter-day Saint scholarship, the historical validity of central LDS truth claims, and much more.

Keywords: FARMS; review; LDS scholarship; theology
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Unattributed. “Scholars Represent Maxwell Institute in Education Week Lectures.” Insights 27, no. 4 (2007).

During Education Week, noted Maxwell Institute scholars presented a series of well-attended classes titled “The Work of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute at BYU,” focusing on aspects of the Institute’s ongoing work.

Keywords: education week; lectures; BYU; FARMS Review
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Unattributed. “International Librarians Visit BYU, Maxwell Institute.” Insights 27, no. 4 (2007).

On June 18, 2007, a group of six librarians from various international institutions visited the Maxwell Institute’s Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART) to learn more about the digital preservation of ancient texts at BYU. This visit was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to further the professional development of these specialists. Visitors included Ioana Damian of the IAŞI (Romania), Billy Leung Tak Hoi of the University of Macau, Larisa Kislova of the Republic Library for Youth and Children (Kyrgyzstan), Tutu Mukherjee of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (India), D. B. Vuwa Phiri of the University of Malawi, and Gulnar Tussupbayeva of the National Academic Library of Kazakhstan. Their local hosts were Susan Neff of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy and Elder Ben B. Banks, emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.

Keywords: BYU; librarians; Maxwell Institute; faculty; ancient texts
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 5 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “New Documentary Focuses on New World.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).

Journey of Faith: The New World premiered to large audiences at BYU Education Week in a sneak preview. S. Kent Brown, director of the newly formed Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and one of the lead historical consultants on the documentary, and Peter N. Johnson, director, hosted the premier. A number of people returned for a second viewing because of the sweep of information in the film. “Packing a long history into 80 or 90 minutes of film presented a huge challenge to the filmmakers,” Johnson said. The new film enjoys the sponsorship of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship and the Willes Center.

Keywords: BYU; education week; Book of Mormon; documentary
ID = [66864]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Peterson Awarded for Scholastic Excellence.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).

The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters held its annual awards banquet on Friday, October 12, at Weber State University. The academy awarded Daniel C. Peterson, professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University and director of the Maxwell Institute’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative (METI), the highest award of the evening, naming him a Utah Academy Fellow and lifetime member of the organization.

Keywords: banquet; awards; BYU; texts; translations
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Wilson, E. Jan, and John A. Tvedtnes. “The Prophet Like Moses.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).

One of the most frequently quoted Old Testament passages in scripture is Moses’s prophecy as re corded in Deuteronomy 18:15–19: The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. And the Lord said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

Keywords: Old Testament; Moses; Book of Mormon; prophet; revelations
ID = [66866]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections = bom,farms-insights,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Well Represented at FAIR Conference.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).

Four scholars from the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship spoke at the FAIR conference held in Sandy, Utah, in August. FAIR, the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing well-documented answers to criticisms of Latter-day Saint doctrine, belief, and practice.

Keywords: Neal A. Maxwell Institute; doctrine; FAIR Conference; Book of Mormon
ID = [66867]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Griffin, Carl W. “Syriac Studies Reference Library Now Completed.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).

On June 20, 2001, representatives of BYU’s Maxwell Institute, The Catholic University of America (CUA), and Beth Mardutho, a Syriac studies institute, met together to discuss the digital imaging of key holdings in the Semitics/ICOR Library of CUA’s Mullen Library. CUA’s Semitics/ICOR Library houses one of the largest collections in the world of early and rare books on the Christian East. All parties shared a particular interest in early Syriac printed works, both for their continuing value to contemporary Syriac Christian communities as well as to Syriac scholars. Many early printed catalogs, text editions, grammars, lexica, and other instrumenta and studies have never been superseded or replaced. Their rarity and inaccessibility to scholars has long been a serious problem for the field of Early Christian Studies. The faculty and staff of Catholic University recognized this need as well and generously agreed to work with BYU and Beth Mardutho to provide digital access to their collection. BYU and Beth Mardutho entered into a three-way agreement with CUA to scan a broad selection of their Syriac book holdings, with BYU focusing on titles of primarily academic interest and Beth Mardutho on materials of broader interest to the Syriac churches. The results of this Institute project are now avail-able free of cost on the Web as the Brigham Young University & The Catholic University of America Syriac Studies Reference Library (http://www.lib.byu.edu/dlib/cua/).

Keywords: BYU; library; Syriac studies; churches
ID = [66868]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Sorenson, John L. “Worth Repeating: ‘The Book of Mormon as a Mesoamerican Record’” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).

The Nephite account is a record that resembles in form, nature, and functions—in scores of characteristics, in fact—what we would expect in an ancient Mesoamerican codex, a type of document that was utterly unknown to Joseph Smith.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Joseph Smith; American culture; political history
ID = [66869]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections = bom,farms-insights,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Research at the Shrine of the Book Continues.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).

Irene Lewitt, assistant director of the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem, visited Brigham Young University on June 20, 2007. Donald W. Parry, professor of Hebrew Bible studies, and Steven Booras from the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, hosted Ms. Lewitt during her visit. A portion of her tour included a demonstration of multispectral imaging. A luncheon sponsored by the Maxwell Institute was also held in her honor. The Shrine of the Book is a museum that houses many of the Dead Sea Scrolls, including the Great Isaiah Scroll and the Temple Scroll, and other significant archaeological findings. The famous Aleppo Codex, the world’s oldest Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), is also on display at the Shrine.

Keywords: BYU; museum; technology; research; Jesus Christ
ID = [66870]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Featured Publications.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).

The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, published in 1992, is now available online at www.lib.byu.edu/spc/Macmillan/, or search Google for Encyclopedia of Mormonism. This valuable resource answers many questions about Church doctrine and history and is useful in any teaching situation. BYU Studies will be assisting the Harold B. Lee Library to add links and update content in coming months.

Keywords: church doctrine; history; Harold B. Lee Library; scriptures
ID = [66871]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 6 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Occasional Papers Spotlights the Book of Mormon.” Insights 27, no. 6 (2007).

The latest issue of the Maxwell Institute’s Occasional Papers (number 5 in the series) focuses exclusively on what Joseph Smith called “the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion”—the Book of Mormon. As M. Gerald Bradford, editor of the series and associate executive director of the Maxwell Institute notes, “the papers in this volume show that the Book of Mormon can be studied and understood from a wide variety of scholarly disciplines.”

Keywords: Joseph Smith; Book of Mormon; history; language
ID = [66873]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-06  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Documentary Exploring the Life of Jesus Christ Planned.” Insights 27, no. 6 (2007).

With the full backing of the BYU administration, the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship—in partnership with Religious Education, BYU Broadcasting and the department of Theatre and Media Arts—is laying plans to begin filming a seven-part documentary series on the ministry and life of Jesus Christ, beginning with his role as premortal Deity, continuing through his mortality, and ending with his role as judge of all. The series is provisionally titled Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God. The project envisions a high definition series that presents the views of Brigham Young University scholars. Each of the twenty-six minute episodes will explore a segment of the Savior’s mission and will feature contemporary scholarly discussions regarding the Savior’s ministry.

Keywords: BYU; religious education; arts; LDS scripture
ID = [66874]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-06  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Aston, Warren P. “Scripture update: El Niño and Lehi’s Voyage Revisited.” Insights 27, no. 6 (2007).

In recent years several scholars have drawn the attention of Latter-day Saints to the phenomenon popularly known as “El Niño.”1 In 1990 David L. Clark highlighted the fact that a mechanism was now known to science that would permit, periodically, easterly sea travel across the Pacific, the direction Lehi’s party is understood to have traveled.2 ENSO, the more formal acronym for this phenomenon, comes from El Niño (the Christ child) and Southern Oscillation, referring to the fact that the changes commence in the southern Pacific Ocean. The intermittent ENSO effect creates an easterly equatorial current running counter to the prevailing westerly direction of Pacific currents and winds. The winds can even blow in reverse, thus not only allowing but encouraging sea travel to the western coast of the Americas.

Keywords: El Niño; dendrochronology; Pacific Ocean; Book of Mormon
ID = [66875]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-06  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “DSS Library Wins ALA Choice Award.” Insights 27, no. 6 (2007).

Each year in January, Choice magazine recognizes a short list of the best academic titles from among the 7,000 or so reviewed in the previous year. Among the winners of the January 2008 awards is BYU’s Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library, which was produced by the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship and published by Brill Academic Press. This electronic database contains searchable texts of all of the published non-biblical scrolls. High resolution images of the scrolls and a complete English translation accompany the texts. The latest version of the database, published at the end of 2006, is the culmination of 10 years of work by the Maxwell Institute and represents the fruits of more than 50 years of research in publishing and translating the Dead Sea scrolls. The database was edited by Professor Emanuel Tov of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and produced by Professor Noel B. Reynolds and Kristian S. Heal of the Maxwell Institute. Students and faculty at BYU may enjoy the learning and research opportunities provided by the database thanks to a special arrangement that the Maxwell Institute worked out with Brill that allows for the Institute to distribute copies of the database on campus at little or no cost.

Keywords: Choice magazine; award; BYU; texts; translation
ID = [66876]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-06  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “BYU and Oxford Brookes University Collaborate on Transcription of Syriac Texts.” Insights 27, no. 6 (2007).

Following the success of the BYU Dead Seas Scrolls Electronic Library (2nd ed., Brill, 2006), the Maxwell Institute’s Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART) has initiated a project to produce an electronic library of ancient Syriac literature. Syriac is a dialect of Aramaic, the language of Jesus and his disciples. Syriac was the language spoken by ancient Christians throughout the Middle East, from Syria to India, and a large and important body of early Christian literature is preserved in it. Electronic libraries have been produced for Greek, Latin and other ancient literatures, but this will be the first project to do the same for Syriac.

Keywords: BYU; Oxford; library; texts; Syriac literature
ID = [66877]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-06  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Journey of Faith: The New World Screened in Hawaii.” Insights 27, no. 6 (2007).

On November 9, 2007, the new Willes Center-sponsored DVD, Journey of Faith: The New World, was shown to a large audience in the IMAX Theater of the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii, adjacent to the campus of BYU–Hawaii. The screening was offered in connection with a three-day international business conference cosponsored by the University. The founder of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies, Mark H. Willes, opened the screening by explaining how the film came about, its significance as a study aid to help all better understand the cultural and geo-graphical setting of events leading up to the Savior’s visit in the New World, and also the anticipated impact of similar projects on students of “The Lord’s Book.”

Keywords: BYU; screening; film; New World; Mormon Studies; scholarship
ID = [66878]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-06  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Joseph Smith, Responses to Early Missionaries Topics in BYU Studies.” Insights 27, no. 6 (2007).

Following closely on the heels of a recent double-sized issue on Mormons and film, the latest issue of BYU Studies contains a landmark study by historian Max H Parkin entitled “Joseph Smith and the United Firm: The Growth and Decline of the Church’s First Master Plan of Business and Finance, Ohio and Missouri, 1832–1834.” Never before have the historical documents been so thoroughly and masterfully marshaled to give readers a heightened appreciation for the importance of the “United Firm” in the early Church. Along with all else that Joseph Smith was revealing and directing during these years, the consecrated legacy of how he organized, operated, and motivated this multifaceted operation deserves to be recognized in its own right.

Keywords: Joseph Smith; BYU studies; translation; Mormonism
ID = [66879]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-06  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30

Insights Volume 28 (2008)

Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “New Series Launched with Book on DNA Research.” Insights 28, no. 1 (2008).

In the last few years, the topic of how DNA research fits in with the text of the Book of Mormon has become increasingly divisive. On the one hand, critics of the Church seize on recent DNA studies to claim that Native Americans are descended from Asian, not Middle Eastern, ancestors. On the other hand, faithful LDS scholars, including some of the most respected DNA researchers in the country, say the data from recent research is insufficient to deny or confirm the claims of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: DNA; research; Book of Mormon; articles; studies
ID = [66881]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Institute Supports Graduates and Undergraduates.” Insights 28, no. 1 (2008).

The Maxwell Institute continues to encourage and support the work of graduate and undergraduate students through two funds.

Keywords: graduate; undergraduate; Nibley Fellowship Program; financial aid
ID = [66882]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Roper, Matthew P. “Mesoamerican ‘Cimeters’ in Book of Mormon Times.” Insights 28, no. 1 (2008).

The Book of Mormon first mentions a weapon called a cimeter during the time of Enos (some time between about 544 and 421 bc). Speaking of his people’s Lamanite enemies, Enos says, “their skill was in the bow, and in the cimeter, and the ax” (Enos 1:20). Later, in the first and second centuries bc, the weapon was part of the armory of both Nephites and Lamanites in addition to swords and other weapons (Mosiah 9:16; 10:8; Alma 2:12; 43:18, 20, 37; 60:2; Helaman 1:14).

Keywords: Book of Mormon; cimeter; weapons; English
ID = [66883]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Tvedtnes, John A. “Inscribed Gold Plate Fits Book of Mormon Pattern.” Insights 28, no. 1 (2008).

An inscribed gold plate 2.2 centimeters in length has been uncovered in a third-century ad Jewish burial. The burial, that of a young child, is located in a Roman cemetery in Halbturn, Austria. The news was released by archaeologists at the University of Vienna’s Institute of Prehistory and Early History.

Keywords: gold plate; Book of Mormon; history; text; alphabet
ID = [66884]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute to Sponsor Presentations at Education Week.” Insights 28, no. 2 (2008).

The Maxwell Institute is pleased to sponsor a series of presentations at Brigham Young University Campus Education Week, slated for August 19–22, 2008, in Provo, Utah. These presentations, given by members of the Institute’s administration and associated scholars, represent a range of the work done by the Maxwell Institute.

Keywords: BYU; education week; Maxwell Institute; lecture
ID = [66886]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-02  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Roper, Matthew P. “Book of Mormon Swords in Mesoamerican Antiquity.” Insights 28, no. 2 (2008).

Swords are an important weapon in the Book of Mormon narrative. The prophet Ether reported that in the final battle of the Jaredites, King Coriantumr, with his sword, “smote off the head” of his relentless enemy Shiz (Ether 15:30). Swords were also used by the earliest Nephites (2 Nephi 5:14) and were among the deadly weapons with which that people were finally “hewn down” at Cumorah by their enemies (Mormon 6:9–10). While the text suggests that some Jaredites and early Nephites may have had metal weaponry (1 Nephi 4:9; 2 Nephi 5:14; Mosiah 8:10–11; Ether 7:9), references to metal weapons, including metal swords, are rare.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; swords; Bible; Mesoamerica
ID = [66887]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-02  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “FARMS Review Stresses Biblical Studies, Remembrance, and Church History.” Insights 28, no. 2 (2008).

Issue 19/2 of the FARMS Review, which is now available, follows a long tradition of dealing with a wide variety of fascinating topics. Of particular interest in this issue is a series of articles on pre-serving and enlarging the memory of the Saints. As Louis Midgley notes in his introduction to this section, “In the April 2007 General Conference, Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy delivered a powerful sermon entitled ‘Remember and Perish Not,’ in which he urged the Saints to pay close attention to the ways of remembrance in our scriptures” (p. 23). At the next conference, President Henry B. Eyring took up a similar theme when he gave an address entitled “O Remember, Remember.”

Keywords: FARMS; general conference; biblical studies; baptism
ID = [66888]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-02  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “New Director Appointed for the Maxwell Institute.” Insights 28, no. 2 (2008).

In June Brigham Young University announced the appointment of M. Gerald Bradford as the new executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Bradford, previously associate executive director of the Maxwell Institute, replaces Andrew C. Skinner, who has accepted an assignment at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and is returning to teaching and research.

Keywords: BYU; Maxwell Institute; M. Gerald Bradford; teaching
ID = [66889]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-02  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Willes Center Awards Research Grants.” Insights 28, no. 2 (2008).

The Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies announces five faculty research grants for the 2008–2009 academic year: Susan Easton Black and Andrew C. Skinner, “The Phrase ‘This Land’: Doctrinal and Geographical Implications for Latter-day Saints” (a book-length study).

Keywords: Book of Mormon; awards; grants; BYU
ID = [66890]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-02  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 3 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “New Book Examines Trials in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).

John W. Welch has studied two main topics throughout his career: the law and the Book of Mormon. Welch, a professor of law at Brigham Young University and the founder of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, has now prepared the culminating volume of decades of research into the trials and other legal procedures in the Book of Mormon. The Maxwell Institute is pleased to announce its publication as The Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; BYU; Bible; texts
ID = [66892]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Elder Hafen Speaks at Second Annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).

Defining his purpose as exploring “the relationship between the life of the mind and the life of the spirit, with some connection to Elder Maxwell’s life as a mentoring model,” Elder Bruce C. Hafen, of the First Quorum of the Seventy, spoke at the second annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture, held March 21, 2008.

Keywords: Elder Hafen; Maxwell Institute; biography; Latter-day Saints
ID = [66893]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “New Nibley Volume Features Temples, Biographies, Reviews.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).

Fans of Hugh Nibley’s writings will welcome volume 17 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, copublished by Deseret Book and FARMS. Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple is a compilation of materials, many of which have been published previously out-side the Collected Works.

Keywords: Hugh Nibley; collected works; materials; volume
ID = [66894]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Announces Valuable New Research Tool.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).

The Maxwell Institute and the Harold B. Lee Library have announced that a new electronic database, “Book of Mormon Publications, 1829–1844,” will soon be available to researchers and others interested in Mormon history. “We are excited about this collection,” notes M. Gerald Bradford, executive director of the Maxwell Institute, “because it brings together for the first time everything published about the Book of Mormon during Joseph Smith’s lifetime. Books, pamphlets, and articles from newspapers and periodicals are all included. This represents a major step forward for Mormon studies.”

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; research; Book of Mormon; BYU
ID = [66895]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Esplin, Ronald K. “The Joseph Smith Papers Project.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).

The Joseph Smith Papers Project seeks to do for Joseph Smith what has been done (and is being done) for George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and other important early Americans: Make their papers easily accessible and more intelligible by publishing them in a carefully prepared, comprehensive scholarly edition. Historians rely on documents to gain insight into the facts, relationships, and other realities of the past, the raw materials from which they construct their narratives and interpretations. The task of scholars functioning as documentary editors is to help readers and other scholars understand the documents without getting too much in the way themselves, leaving others to construct their own narratives from these (and other) documentary resources.

Keywords: Joseph Smith; texts; materials; history
ID = [66896]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 4 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “New Director Appointed for the Willes Center and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.” Insights 28, no. 4 (2008).

Recently the Brigham Young University administration announced the appointment of Professor Paul Y. Hoskisson as the new director of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies at the Maxwell Institute, effective September 1. Professor S. Kent Brown, who previously headed up these operations, retired from the university at the end of August.

Keywords: BYU; Book of Mormon Studies; scripture
ID = [66898]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-04  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Book of Mormon Project Continues with New Volume.” Insights 28, no. 4 (2008).

The Maxwell Institute and Brigham Young University are pleased to announce the release of part 5 of volume 4 of the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon. Part 5 analyzes the text from Alma 56 through 3 Nephi 18.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; volume; text; religion
ID = [66899]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-04  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 5 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Unattributed. “A Chat with the New Editors of the Maxwell Institute Journals.” Insights 28, no. 5 (2008).

Accompanying this issue of Insights is volume 17 (combining numbers one and two) of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies; however, readers will note that the Journal now carries a new name, the Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture. In connection with this change, the Institute asked Andrew H. Hedges, an associate professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU, to become the new editor, replacing Professor S. Kent Brown, who served as editor and associate editor for many years, and who recently retired from the university. The new associate editors are Grant Hardy, professor of history, University of North Carolina at Asheville; Steven C. Harper, assistant professor of Church History and Doctrine, BYU; Jennifer Lane, assistant professor of religion, BYU–Hawaii; and Kerry Muhlestein, assistant professor of Ancient Scripture, BYU.

Keywords: BYU; church history; doctrine; journals
ID = [66901]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-12-04  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Well Represented at FAIR Conference.” Insights 28, no. 5 (2008).

Several scholars associated with the Maxwell Institute spoke at the FAIR conference held in Sandy, Utah, in August. As explained on its Web site (www.fairlds.org), FAIR (the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing well-documented answers to criticisms of Latter-day Saint doctrine, belief, and practice.

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; FAIR Conference; BYU; scripture
ID = [66902]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-12-04  Collections = farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 6 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Scholars Focus Conference on Third Nephi.” Insights 28, no. 6 (2008).

The Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies hosted a two-day conference on 3 Nephi at the end of September 2008. Entitled “Third Nephi: New Perspectives on an Incomparable Scripture,” the conference consisted of a plenary session with an introductory address by John W. Welch, subsequent presentations by 21 distinguished scholars covering six themes, and a concluding session featuring a panel discussion.

Keywords: Third Nephi; BYU; Book of Mormon; scripture
ID = [66904]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-06  Collections = bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 2/9/24 14:45:30
Unattributed. “Latest FARMS Review Offers Well-Rounded Fare.” Insights 28, no. 6 (2008).

The latest incarnation of the FARMS Review (vol. 20, no. 2, 2008) sizes up recent books dealing with evolutionary science, plural marriage, Book of Mormon geography, and even the lost ark of the covenant. It also reviews the latest volume in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley and introduces a new feature called the Neal A. Maxwell Institute Lecture, which this time features two talks by General Authorities who were guest speakers at the Maxwell Institute’s annual lectures in 2007 and 2008.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; FARMS; BYU; lecture
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Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Update: The ‘Familiar Spirit’ in 2 Nephi 26:12.” Insights 28, no. 6 (2008).

There are two ways to read a text, through exegesis and through eisegesis. The first means, approximately, “reading out of the text,” while the second means, approximately, “reading into the text.” Both are legitimate ways of approaching a text. Anyone who reads the scriptures will at times engage in both exegesis and eisegesis, whether knowingly or unwittingly. Therefore, the more conscientiously and consciously we engage in rigorous and careful exegesis and eisegesis, the better the chance that our reading of the scriptures will truly enlighten the mind and provide substance for the soul. I will illustrate both approaches using the term familiar spirit found in 2 Nephi 26:12, Isaiah 29:4, and 1 Samuel 28.

Keywords: text; scriptures; Book of Mormon; Nephi
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Unattributed. “Work on BYU’s Messiah Documentary Continues.” Insights 28, no. 6 (2008).

The filming for the Messiah documentary has been completed, and the important work of editing has begun. Team members had traveled to Israel, Egypt, and Denmark to film the visual backdrop for the nine-part film as well as to capture the hosts’ comments that will introduce a wide array of topics in the documentary. Those hosts included Gaye Strathearn (assistant professor of ancient scripture), John Tanner (professor of English), Andrew Skinner (professor of ancient scripture), and Kent Brown (professor emeritus of ancient scripture).

Keywords: BYU; documentary; religious education; LDS scripture
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Insights Volume 29 (2009)

Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2009).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2009). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Griffin, Carl W. “Moving Syriac Literature into the Digital Age.” Insights 29, no. 1 (2009).

The mother tongue of Jesus and his disciples was not Greek or Latin or even Hebrew, but Aramaic, the language of Israel’s Babylonian captors. Aramaic, and in particular the dialect of Syriac, has continued to be spoken by many Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere down to the present time. This Semitic language became the vehicle for a vast body of early Christian literature that expressed Christian theology in singularly Semitic forms. For example, just as the Hebrew prophets expressed themselves primarily in poetry or rhythmic prose, rich with symbolism and analogy, so also early Syriac teachers composed didactic hymns and even their sermons in poetic meter. In contrast to the philosophical theology of western churches, Syriac Christians articulated a symbolic theology that drew on images from nature and scripture to express the Christian mysteries.

Keywords: Jesus; disciples; literature; semiotics; theology
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Unattributed. “Mentoring Students at the Maxwell Institute.” Insights 29, no. 1 (2009).

We have all felt the excitement that comes from seeing a great scholar at work, whether in the classroom or the archives. No less palpable is the thrill of a personal encounter with the past through direct contact with ancient texts or artifacts. Most of us can trace our fascination with the ancient world back to just such a personal encounter. One of our roles at the Maxwell Institute is to help inspire the next generation of young scholars. We do this by providing opportunities for BYU students to work directly with Institute scholars on new research, and thus to help them have their own encounters with the ancient world.

Keywords: students; Maxwell Institute; BYU; language
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Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Program Assists Rising Scholars.” Insights 29, no. 1 (2009).

For a number of years the Maxwell Institute has sponsored a graduate fellowship program that gives financial aid to students pursuing advanced degrees in fields of special interest to the Institute. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh W. Nibley, this program fosters the next gen- eration of faithful scholars by providing financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute. Work done under the auspices of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, such as studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects are of particular interest.

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; program; studies; graduate
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Unattributed. “‘Voices in the Human Conver­sation’ Available on Internet.” Insights 29, no. 1 (2009).

Several video broadcasts exploring areas related to the work of the Maxwell Institute are available to view online through the BYU Web site. In February, the College of Humanities at BYU presented, as part of their “Voices in the Human Conversation” program that was originally broadcast on KBYU, a lecture by Roger Macfarlane, associate professor of humanities, classics, and comparative literature at BYU. Entitled “Illuminating the Papyri from Herculaneum, Oxyrhymchus, and Beyond,” Macfarlane discussed Multi-Spectral Imaging and ancient texts. In the past, the Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts at the Maxwell Institute (then under the auspices of FARMS) assisted scholars like Macfarlane in retrieving images from such places as Herculaneum, Petra, and Bonampak. Although CPART’s emphasis now involves digitizing ancient works through other methods, Macfarlane has carried on BYU’s work of multi-spectral imaging.

Keywords: internet; humanities; literature; BYU; imaging
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 29, No. 2 (2009).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2009). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Articles

Unattributed. “Anderson Speaks at Third Annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).

With the intent of probing the lives of Christ and Joseph Smith, Richard Lloyd Anderson, emeritus professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, gave the third annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture, held March 20, 2009. Anderson discussed the reliability of the documentary process by which we know of events in the New Testament and in the early years of the Restoration.

Keywords: Christ; Joseph Smith; BYU; lecture; Neal A. Maxwell
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Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Missing the Mark.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).

In teaching Book of Mormon at Brigham Young University over the past quarter century, I have rarely found a student, whether true freshman or returned missionary, who knows what the word mark means in Jacob 4:14.1 Most of them know that the mark symbolizes Christ in this verse, but they do not know what a mark is. That is, if a mark symbolizes Christ, then mark must be something in real life other than Christ. In fact, most Book of Mormon readers justifiably feel satisfied and uplifted by relying on what they think mark means in this verse. While it is true that great lessons can be learned from this verse by relying simply on the symbolic meaning of mark, when the meaning of mark as it fell from the Prophet’s lips while translating becomes clear, whole new, additional dimensions of understandings of Jacob’s warning begin to unfold.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; BYU; student; mark; lessons
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Unattributed. “New Nibley Volume Explores the Book of Abraham.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).

An Approach to the Book of Abraham, volume 18 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, is now avail­ able. This volume contains Nibley’s early work on the Book of Abraham and the Joseph Smith Papyri and is his closest look at Facsimile 1 of the Book of Abraham. In chapter 5, Nibley is at his best as he has Mr. Jones, the curator, conduct Dick and Jane through an imaginary museum in which the most important lion­couch scenes have all been gathered together in a single hall. Mr. Jones possesses a hand­ book that tells him all. In a conversational manner, he discusses the various figures of Facsimile 1, call­ing upon the best Egyptological knowledge of the time to explain their importance and setting.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; museum; volume; essays
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Unattributed. “Work of the Maxwell Institute Highlighted in Presentations at Education Week.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).

Brigham Young University Campus Education Week, slated for August 17–21, 2009, will feature a series of presentations that represent the range of the work done by the Maxwell Institute. Beginning Wednesday, August 19, at 11:10 in the Assembly Hall of the Hinckley Center, Paul Y. Hoskisson, D. Morgan Davis Jr., and Kristian S. Heal will present on the topic “The Work of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute at BYU.”

Keywords: BYU; education week; Maxwell Institute; scholarship
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Unattributed. “New Appointment for Editor of Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).

Donald W. Parry, Brigham Young University pro­ fessor of Biblical Hebrew and longtime contribu­ tor to the work of the Maxwell Institute, has been appointed as an editor for a new edition of Biblia Hebraica, the standard critical edition of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). He is one of about two dozen well­established Hebrew scholars from the world­ wide community also serving as editors for this new edition, and one of three from the United States.

Keywords: BYU; Bible; United States; project; language
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2009).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2009). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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