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McKinlay, Daniel B. “E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark, Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 43.
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Review of Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon (1991), by E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark.

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Johnson, Clark V. “E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark, Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 44.
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Review of Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon (1991), by E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark.

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Beck, John M. “E. Douglas Clark, The Grand Design: America from Columbus to Zion.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 (1993): Article 30.
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Review of The Grand Design: America from Columbus to Zion (1992), by E. Douglas Clark.

ID = [147]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 9253  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Campbell, Les. “E. L. Peay, The Lands of Zarahemla.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): Article 11.
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Review of The Lands of Zarahemla (1993), by E. L. Peay.

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Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Earl W. Carlsen, Christ’s Answer to the Atheist, to the Jew: Who Wrote It?” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 7.
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Review of Christ's Answer to the Atheist, to the Jew: Who Wrote It? (1987), by Earl W. Carlsen.

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Skousen, Royal. “The Earliest Textual Sources for Joseph Smith’s ‘New Translation’ of the King James Bible.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 2 (2005): Article 13.
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Review of Scott H. Faulring, Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews, eds. Joseph Smith's New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts.

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“Early Book of Mormon Writings Now Online.” Insights 30, no. 2 (2010).
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The most extensive collection of writings about the Book of Mormon published between 1829 and 1844 has been made available as an online database. The collection, 19th-Century Publications about the Book of Mormon (1829–1844), includes nearly 600 publications and close to one million words of text. It is intended to comprise, insofar as possible, everything published during Joseph Smith’s lifetime relating to the Book of Mormon. Under the auspices of Digital Collections at Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library, this ambitious project can be accessed at lib.byu.edu/dlib/bompublications.

Keywords: writing; Book of Mormon; publications; Joseph Smith
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Nibley, Hugh W. “The Early Christian Church in the Light of Some Newly Discovered Papyri from Egypt.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1964.
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Hugh Nibley begins by showing the interrelatedness of ancient records, regardless of their origin, a phenomenon called “pattemism.” He proposes that Joseph Smith presented the world with authentic ancient records. The Prophet brought forth many of the same concepts that are found in ancient temple libraries, such as the council in heaven during the premortal period, the casting out of Satan, the doctrine of the “two ways,” the fallen nature of mankind, and the need for a redeemer. Accompanying the doctrines is a body of rites or ordinances, and Nibley gives special attention to the Nag Hammadi documents.

Keywords: Apocrypha; Pseudepigrapha; Dead Sea Scrolls
ID = [8370]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1964-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Early Christian Prayer Circle.” In Mormonism and Early Christianity, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 4, edited by Todd M. Compton and Stephen D. Ricks. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1987.
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Originally published as an article in BYU Studies in 1978.
Draws upon a host of sources and shows certain parallels between an early Christian form of prayer and that of the Latter-day Saint prayer circle.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “The Early Christian Prayer Circle.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 2, (2010): 64-95.
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A practice that was eventually condemned by the church because of its Jewish affinities—being found, for example, in the Testaments of Abraham and Job and in the writings of Philo—the prayer circle has a long and complex history in Christian practice. This practice was considered one of the “ mysteries” and therefore was protected from all who weren’t initiated. For the initiated participants, this was a very sacred practice, which demanded unity between all those involved. The prayer circle, generally referred to as a “ dance,” often included hymns, prayers for the living and the dead, and gestures that would prepare the participants for heavenly visitations.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “The Early Christian Prayer Circle: Sidebar, Coptic Liturgical Text.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 2 (2010): 89-94.
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This text, from a Christian “Book of Breathings,” highlights the importance of the prayer circle in early Christian worship.

Keywords: Prayer; Prayer Circle; Worship
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Nibley, Hugh W. “The Early Christian Prayer Circle: Sidebar, Minutes of the Second Council of Nicaea in ad 787.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 2 (2010): 65.
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Patriarch Tarasius and various bishops and monks condemn the Acts of John, in which an account of the early Christian prayer circle is recorded.

Keywords: Early Christianity
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Griffin, Carl W. “Early Christianity and the Question of Evil.” Insights 22, no. 7 (2002).
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If God is good, why does he permit evil to exist? People through the ages have wrestled with this philosophical question, often called simply “the problem of evil.” The Bible contains one of the earliest works to address it-the book of Job.

Keywords: Christianity; evil; Bible; philosophy; theology
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Reynolds, Noel B., ed. Early Christians in Disarray: Contemporary LDS Perspectives on the Christian Apostasy. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005.
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This book takes a fresh look at the apostasy of the early Christian church. Most Latter-day Saint scholars and leaders previously based their understanding of the Christian apostasy on the findings of Protestant scholars who provided a seemingly endless array of evidences of apostasy in Christian history. Since the classic treatments of this topic were written, many newly discovered manuscripts written during the first Christian centuries have come to light, giving a clearer picture of what the early Christian experience was like. Drawing on this material, LDS scholars today are able to shift the focus of study to the causes of the apostasy rather than the effects. This volume of essays reports new research by several LDS scholars in different fields. They identify common myths and misconceptions about the apostasy and promote better understanding of when and why the apostasy occurred.

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Davis, D. Morgan. “An Early Islamic Challenge to Christian History.” Insights 30, no. 3 (2010).
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One of the great lessons to be drawn from the Islamic world of the Middle Ages is that in order for people of varying faiths and persuasions to coexist peacefully, it is not necessary that significant differences between them be settled or even downplayed. Islamic society was vibrant with debate and ideological rivalry. But there was a framework of tolerance that allowed for these differences while preserving basic modes for coexistence. For example, the Islamic caliphates (beginning in the seventh century and continuing into the early modern period) treated the Jews and Christians living within their domains as ahl al-kitab (“People of the Book”), a Qur’anic designation that recognized that these communities, too, worshipped the God of Abraham and had at least part of his truth revealed to them and recorded in their scriptures—the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, respectively. Therefore, these non-Muslims, though not accorded the same legal or social status as Muslims, were nevertheless allowed to practice their religions freely and openly and to participate in the pursuit of knowledge.

Keywords: scriptures; Bible; New Testament; Muslims; history
ID = [66949]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Roper, Matthew P. “Early Publications on the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 18, no. 2 (2009): 38-51.
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Articles from early newspapers and other publications give rare insights into the way in which the original audience of the Book of Mormon, both believers and critics, viewed the document. A large-scale collection of these documents was not initiated until the 1930s by Francis Kirkham, with encouragement from President George Albert Smith. Kirkham later published his collection in two volumes. His work, while extensive, was not exhaustive. The 19th-Century Publications about the Book of Mormon (1829–1844), a project partnered by the Maxwell Institute and the Harold B. Lee Library, builds off of Kirkham’s original research and seeks to preserve every extant published text discussing the Book of Mormon. The collection includes more than six hundred publications related to the Book of Mormon—almost one million words of text.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Early Church History
ID = [3238]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 42969  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Coutts, Alison V. P. “Earnestly Seeking.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995): 233-255.
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Review of Recent Book of Mormon Developments: Articles from the Zarahemla Record, vol. 2 (1992), edited by Raymond C. Treat.

Keywords: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Scholarship
ID = [220]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 6619  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Honey, David B. “Ecological Nomadism versus Epic Heroism in Ether: Nibley’s Works on the Jaredites.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2, no. 1 (1990): 143-163.
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Also available for free at BYU ScholarsArchive.
A review of Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Jaredites, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 5.

Keywords: Ecology; Ether; Heroism; Jaredite; Literary; Literature; Nomadism; Scholarship
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Robison, Lindon J. “Economic Insights from the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1, no. 1 (1992): 35-53.
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Economic systems are distinguished by their emphasis on equity and efficiency. Market controls are justified because of the need for equity. Free markets are justified because of the need for private incentives and efficiency. Most countries of the world today have adopted a combination of controls and free-market incentives. The Book of Mormon teaches that only through caring can equity and efficiency be simultaneously achieved.

Keywords: Economics; Economy; Efficiency; Equity; Money
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Mangum, Garth L. “The Economics of the Book of Mormon: Joseph Smith as Translator or Commentator.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 2 (1993): 78-89.
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From 1830 to the present those who find it difficult to accept “angelic visitations in the age of railroads” have searched Joseph Smith’s nineteenth-century environment for sources of the subject matter of the Book of Mormon. For example, in 1990 Susan Curtis explains the economic subthemes of the book as Joseph Smith’s commentary on “market capitalism.” But the economic conditions of Joseph Smith’s time and place are not reflected in the Book of Mormon. Its economic descriptions are consistent with our vast knowledge of the economic conditions of the ancient Middle East and not inconsistent with the little known of the economics of Mesoamerica of the relevant time period. Those more comfortable with Joseph Smith as universal commentator on the issues of his day would be well advised to ignore economics or limit that topic to the Doctrine and Covenants. Those who accept him as translator of ancient scriptural documents can gain additional reassurance from the economics of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient America; Ancient Near East; Commentary; Early Church History; Economics; Economy; Joseph; Jr.; Mesoamerica; Smith; Translation
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Editors.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17 no. 1 (2008).
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Hamblin, William J., and Daniel C. Peterson. “Editors’ Introduction.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 (1993): Article 26.
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Introduction to the current volume.

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Hauglid, Brian M., and Carl W. Griffin. “Editors’ Introduction.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 3 no. 1 (2011).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Sorenson, John L. “The Editors’ Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introducation: Fictionary.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 2 (1998): Article 2.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Peterson examines “terminological trickiness” and lexical games, particularly as A. A. Howsepian employs them in a recent article in the distinguished journal Religious Studies.

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Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991): Article 1.
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Ricks, Stephen D. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1 no. 1 (1992).
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Introduction to the first issue of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies.

ID = [2812]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 4051  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:36
Ricks, Stephen D. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2 no. 1 (1993).
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Summary of current issue.

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Ricks, Stephen D. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2 no. 2 (1993).
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Summary of current issue.

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Ricks, Stephen D. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3 no. 1 (1994).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): Article 2.
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Introduction to the items reviewed and main issues discussed in this issue.

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Ricks, Stephen D. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 1 (1995).
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Introduction to this special issue of Sidney B. Sperry’s Book of Mormon writings.

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Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995): Article 2.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks.

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Ricks, Stephen D. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 1 (1997).
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Introduction to current issue.

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Ricks, Stephen D. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Hauglid, Brian M., and Carl W. Griffin. “Editor’s Introduction.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 1 no. 1 (2009).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Hauglid, Brian M., and Carl W. Griffin. “Editor’s Introduction.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 2 no. 1 (2010).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 23 no. 1 (2014).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 25, no. 1 (2016).
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Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction, A Tiny Garden.” The FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): Article 2.
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Building on the metaphor of a garden, Midgley introduces the reviews and articles of this issue; he deals specifically with geographical issues, in particular the Heartland model.

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Mitton, George L. “Editor’s Introduction, Concern for the Things of Eternity.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): xi-xxxi.
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Mitton highlights a few seventeenth-century prophecies concerning the last days and uses that background information to explain the outlook that many people today have on modern revelation.

Keywords: Prophecy; Revelation
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Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction, Debating Evangelicals.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): xi-xlviii.
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Midgley shares a missionary experience in New Zealand in which he was confronted about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He then discusses the evolution of the evangelical movement and the problematic nature of engaging in heated debates about religion. While he encourages Latter-day Saints to defend their faith, he insists that they can do so with civility toward and respect for other beliefs.

Keywords: Interfaith Dialogue; Missionary Work
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction, God and Mr. Hitchens.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): xi-xlvi.
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Peterson refutes the views of atheist Christopher Hitchens, who takes a stance against religion and various well-known religious icons.

Keywords: Atheism
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Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction, Knowing Brother Joseph Again.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): Article 2.
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Midgley explains the need for people to learn about and come to know Joseph Smith as the man who restored the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth.

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Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction, Not So Easily Dismissed: Some Facts for Which Counterexplanations of the Book of Mormon Will Need to Account.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 2 (2005): Article 2.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Recent research supporting the authenticity of the Book of Mormon includes evidence that the book was, as witnesses claimed, orally dictated; that its opening chapters accurately depict the ancient Near East in details unknown in Joseph Smith’s day; and that many of its expressions and word meanings had disappeared from English before 1700. Such evi-dence argues against claims that the Book of Mormon was memorized or otherwise cribbed from another document.

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Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction, On Caliban Mischief.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): xi-xxxvii.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Midgley discusses countercultists who oppose Mormonism and who consider it “counterfeit Christianity.”

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction, Reflections on the Reactions to Rough Stone Rolling and Related Matters.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): Article 2.
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Peterson mourns the death of his friend and colleague R. Davis Bitton. Peterson then uses Richard Bushman’s Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling to examine the validity of Joseph Smith’s claim to be a prophet.

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Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction, The Wedding of Athens and Jerusalem: An Evangelical Perplexity and a Latter-day Saint Answer.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 2 (2009): xi-xliv.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Midgley explores such topics as Tertullian’s distinction between human wisdom and the “wisdom of God”; Augustinian traditions; evangelical and Roman Catholic views of God; Calvinism; freedom; and Book of Mormon teachings on redemption.

Keywords: Augustine; Calvinism; Early Christianity; Freedom; Redemption; Tertullian
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction, The Witchcraft Paradigm: On Claims to ‘Second Sight’ by People Who Say It Doesn’t Exist.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 2 (2006): Article 1.
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Peterson argues that despite what some critics claim, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) is not confined to publishing only apologetic texts and is able to claim academic legiti-macy for itself.

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Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction, Where Ideas Won’t Face Serious Challenge.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): xi-xxi.
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Peterson explains that disbelief in the religious does not leave a person who believes in nothing; it leaves a person who is willing to believe in anything except God. Peterson also mentions that from an academic standpoint he cannot explain the coming forth of the Book of Mormon in any way other than that which is presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Atheism; Restoration
ID = [619]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 23479  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction, ‘To Cheer, to Raise, to Guide’ 22 Years of the FARMS Review.” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): Article 2.
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A history of the Review, including editorial philosophy, range of content, title changes, important contributions, and commitment to vigorous and learned discourse on aspects of Latter-day Saint thought and practice.

ID = [662]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  farms-review,peterson  Size: 41307  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: American Apocrypha?” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): xi-xvi.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Peterson surmises what the assumptions of the forthcoming book American Apocrypha will be. The statements of the Book of Mormon witnesses must be taken seriously, and the work of Royal Skousen reveals a stunningly consistent, systematic, and complex book. Keith Norman’s dissertation on deification and Jordan Vajda’s master’s thesis on divinization note parallels with early doctrines of theosis. Joseph Smith’s mission consisted of making clear that which was formerly hidden.

Keywords: Criticism; Historicity
ID = [373]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 6482  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: An Unapologetic Apology for Apologetics.” FARMS Review 22, no. 2 (2010): ix-xlviii.
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This essay expands upon remarks first delivered in the closing session of the twelfth annual conference of the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR), which was held 5–6 August 2010, in Sandy, Utah. That accounts for the hortatory tone of the last portion of the essay, which is atypical of the FARMS Review. In this expanded form, it responds to some of the comments, mostly online, that followed my August presentation.

Keywords: Apologetics; Truth Claims
ID = [654]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 87483  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Mitton, George L. “Editor’s Introduction: Anti-Mormon Writings: Encountering a Topsy-Turvy Approach to Mormon Origins.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): ix-xxxii.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Mitton explains the need to address anti-Mormon texts and their authors, beginning in the early days of the church. It is important to give attention to Joseph’s own explanation and that of his close associates.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
ID = [457]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 48318  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: By What Measure Shall We Mete?” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2, no. 1 (1990): vii-xxvi.
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Peterson discusses the growth of the Mormon religion and scholarly indifference toward that growth. He discusses the power of presuppositions and the variance of opinions, using the Qur’an as a case study. The originality, literary merit, and intrinsic merit of the Book of Mormon increase our appreciation for that book.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Islam; Literary; Literature; Qur’an; Scripture
ID = [58]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 50376  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Doubting the Doubters.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): v-xiv.
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Introduction to the current issue, as well as editor's picks. Peterson discusses the theory of evolution, the historicity of Christ's resurrection, and the techniques used by Jerald and Sandra Tanner in their research.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Evolution; Historicity; Resurrection
ID = [239]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 22612  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Historical Concreteness, or Speculative Abstraction?” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): xi-xxvi.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Peterson publishes his remarks given at a debate organized under the auspices of the Society of Evangelical Philosophers. Basically, he believes that the very choice of “theology” as a focus of the debate grants an importance to that particular area of intellectual activity that Latter-day Saints and early Christians do not share with more sophisticated critics. Organizations attempting a “ministry of reconciliation” instead appear to attack.

Keywords: Philosophy; Theology
ID = [399]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 17999  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: In the Land of the Lotus-Eaters.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 1 (1998): v-xxvi.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s pick. Peterson explores the world of anit-Mormon writing and fiction.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Fiction
ID = [290]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 48339  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Of Implications.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): v-xiii.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Peterson discusses brief items having to do with the appearance of the phrase and it came to pass in books of scripture and with the “newspaper” handed out at the dedication of the Bountiful Temple that discusses doctrines Mormons must believe if they are to be deemed Christian.

Keywords: And It Came to Pass; Criticism; Doctrine
ID = [194]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 20340  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Of Polemics.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): v-ix.
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Peterson and others defend the Church and the Book of Mormon against critics although they would prefer to write affirmatively about “the endlessly fascinating, rich, profound, and glorious” gospel.

Keywords: Apologetics; Gospel; Polemics; Scholarship
ID = [178]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 11893  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Of ‘Galileo Events,’ Hype, and Suppression: Or, Abusing Science and Its History.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): Article 2.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Peterson discusses the so-called Galileo event that some Book of Mormon critics believe will soon occur, thus expanding the separation between reli-gion and science until religion subsides to science. He also addresses the lack of Near Eastern culture among Native Americans, a common argument against the authenticity of the Book of Mormon

ID = [438]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 121398  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Perceptions and Expectations.” FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 1 (1999): v-x.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Our expectations and presuppositions lead us to see what we want to see.

Keywords: Doubt; Education; Faith; Paradigm
ID = [314]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 12194  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Q&A.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): xi-xxvi.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Peterson poses and answers fourteen “questions not asked” for readers of the FARMS Review of Books. Louis Midgley and George L. Mitton have been appointed as associate editors for the FARMS Review.

Keywords: Scholarship
ID = [382]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 33879  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Questions to Legal Answers.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4, no. 1 (1992): vii-lxxvi.
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Peterson relates his understanding of a dispute between FARMS and Signature Books about matters of free inquiry and intellectual (dis)honesty.

Keywords: Legal
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Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction: The First Steps.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): xi-lvi.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. A Protestant historian’s ideas about the durability of Mormonism—if it can survive the critical scrutiny of its foundational events—invite discussion of how secularism, cultural Mormonism, atheism, scientism, countercult anti-Mormonism, and other forms of intellectualism seek to disparage the faith of Latterday Saints.

Keywords: Apologetics; Book of Mormon; Cultural Mormonism; Education
ID = [497]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 116542  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: The Review Crosses a Divide of Its Own.” FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 2 (1999): Article 2.
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Introduction to the current issue. For the first time, the Review features an article critical of the truth-claims of the restored gospel and of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

ID = [329]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  farms-review,peterson  Size: 9571  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Peterson, Daniel C., and John Gee. “Editor’s Introduction: Through a Glass, Darkly.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 2 (1997): v-xxix.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. So-called biblical scholarship is supposed to be able to differentiate between authors of various texts. A test devised by students for their professor showed some of the flaws of those methods. Though critics complain about the lack of archaeological evidence supporting the Book of Mormon, even the Bible has few archaeological supports.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Doubt; Education; Faith; Historicity; Mesoamerica; Scholarship; Science; Skepticism; Textual Criticism
ID = [273]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 16632  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Traditions of the Fathers.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): v-xxix.
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Introduction to the current issue, as well as editor’s picks. Peterson discusses two incorrect “traditions of men”—that Latter-day Saints believe the atonement of Jesus Christ covers only the transgression of Adam but not our sins and that Latter-day Saints are forbidden to think for themselves. Early statements from eyewitnesses confirm the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Atonement; Early Church History; Fall of Adam; Grace; Jesus Christ; Joseph; Jr.; Prophecy; Salvation; Smith; Three Witnesses; Tradition; Translation
ID = [255]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 55510  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: Triptych (Inspired by Heironymus Bosch).” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): v-xlv.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Peterson discusses the status of Christian churches in 1820, an offer to debate Ed Decker, the quest for the historical Jesus through the Jesus Seminar and the implications of that type of scholarship on Mormonism: “Agnostic or radically revisionist critics of the restored Gospel, and fundamentalist Protestant anti-Mormons, tend to converge, united despite their other differences by their disbelief in the founding narratives and sacred scriptures of the Restoration.”

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Historicity
ID = [222]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 97631  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: ‘In the Hope That Something Will Stick’ Changing Explanations for the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): Article 2.
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A slightly different version of this essay was first presented at the 2002 conference of the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR; see www.fair-lds.org), in Provo, Utah. It represents a sketch for what I hope will eventually become a more detailed study of the varying counterexplanations that have been offered for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [477]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 55846  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: ‘The Worst Herricy Man Can Preach’.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): xi-xxiii.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Peterson discusses Peter Elias, Amasa Lyman, and the techniques of contemporary anti-Mormonism.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Early Church History
ID = [332]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 29342  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor’s Introduction: ‘What Has Athens to Do with Jerusalem?’ Apostasy and Restoration in the Big Picture.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 2.
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Introduction to the current issue, include editor's picks. Latter-day Saints appear to approach theology and history in ways that fit remarkably well into the Hebrew thought-world from which Christianity emerged rather than from the Hellenization that eventually emerged.

ID = [353]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-review,peterson  Size: 36629  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Sorenson, John L. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 2 (1992).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Sorenson, John L. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).
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Introduction to this issue.

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Sorenson, John L. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Sorenson, John L. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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The introduction to this issue is a discussion of the emphasis of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies as defined by the editors.

ID = [3037]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 5209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Sorenson, John L. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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

ID = [3066]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 10685  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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Summary of current issue.

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Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 1 (2003).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 2 (2003).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13 no. 1 (2004).
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Introduction to the current issue.

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Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14 no. 1 (2005).
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Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14 no. 2 (2005).
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Summary of current issue.

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Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 no. 1 (2006).
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Summary of current issue.

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Pike, Dana M. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 no. 2 (2006).
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Summary of current issue.

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Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16 no. 1 (2007).
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Brown, S. Kent. “The Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16 no. 2 (2007).
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Summary of current issue.

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Hedges, Andrew H. “Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17 no. 1 (2008).
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The editor gives a brief history of the Journal and gives his vision for the future of the publication.

ID = [3221]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 6761  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Hedges, Andrew H. “Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18 no. 2 (2009).
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Summary of current issue.

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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18 no. 1 (2009).
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Summary of current issue.

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Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 19 no. 1 (2010).
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Summary of current issue.

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Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Editor’s Notebook.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 19 no. 2 (2010).
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Summary of current issue and a letter to the editor.

ID = [3251]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 4942  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Gee, John, and Kerry Muhlestein. “An Egyptian Context for the Sacrifice of Abraham.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 20 no. 2 (2011).
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The plausibility of the attempted offering of Abraham by a priest of pharaoh and the existence of human sacrifice in ancient Egypt have been questioned and debated. This paper presents strong evidence that ritual slaying did exist among ancient Egyptians, with a particular focus on its existence in the Middle Kingdom. It details three individual evidences of human sacrifice found in ancient Egypt. Four different aspects of the attempted offering of Abraham are compared to these Egyptian evidences to illustrate how the story of Abraham fits with the picture of ritual slaying in Middle Kingdom Egypt.

ID = [3269]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 30160  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Gee, John. “Egyptian Society during the Twenty-sixth Dynasty.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 277—98. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
ID = [39694]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:53:03
Gee, John. “Egyptian Writing on Gold ‘Plates’” Insights 22, no. 6 (2002).
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A recent issue of a popular journal on ancient Egypt discusses a number of sheets of gold foil incised with Egyptian writing. These artifacts provide some interesting parallels to the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: gold plates; Egyptian writing; parallels; Book of Mormon
ID = [66682]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Peterson, Daniel C., and Matthew P. Roper. “Ein Heldenleben? On Thomas Stuart Ferguson as an Elias for Cultural Mormons.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): Article 12.
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Review of Stan Larson. Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson’s Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [465]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 105991  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Morris, Larry E. “Elder Ezra Taft Benson’s Incredible Experiences in Postwar Europe.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): 67-72.
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Review of Frederick Babbel. On Wings of Faith: My Daily Walk with a Prophet.

Keywords: Benson; Ezra Taft
ID = [595]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 12112  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
“Elder Hafen Speaks at Second Annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).
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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]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Bastian, Lewis M. “Eldin Ricks, Book of Mormon: Wide-Margin Edition.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 26.
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Review of Book of Mormon: Wide-Margin Edition (1987), by Eldin Ricks.

ID = [82]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 3548  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Gillum, Gary P. “Eldin Ricks, Eldin Ricks’s Thorough Concordance of the LDS Standard Works.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 16.
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Review of Eldin Ricks's Thorough Concordance of LDS Standard Works (1995), by Eldin Ricks.

ID = [235]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 8308  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Barney, Kevin L. “An Elegant Presentation.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): 1-10.
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Review of Grant Hardy, ed. The Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Edition.

Keywords: Education; Formatting; Scripture Study; Structure
ID = [458]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 21682  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Stubbs, Brian D. “Elements of Hebrew in Uto-Aztecan: A Summary of the Data.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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Brian Stubbs offers findings that point to Hebrew as an ancestor language of the Uto-Aztecan language family. He discusses orthography and pronunciation, pre-Masoretic vowelings, sound correspondences, verb morphologies, and pronouns. He indicates that while there are similarities between the two languages, much non-Semitic morphology suggests that creolization is part of the history of most Uto-Aztecan languages.

Keywords: Language - Hebrew; Language - Uto-Aztecan; Linguistics
ID = [8600]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Stubbs, Brian D. “Elusive Israel and the Numerical Dynamics of Population Mixing.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): 165-182.
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This article discusses how a population’s number of pure-blooded individuals can diminish drastically to only a few percent in a few hundred years. This information suggests that it is difficult and perhaps impossible to draw any definite conclusions concerning the genetics of Native Americans in relation to the people spoken of in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Native Americans
ID = [455]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 41686  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Hicks, Michael. “Emma Smith’s 1841 Hymnbook.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 21, no. 1 (2012): 12-27.
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As specified by revelation, one of the responsibilities given to Emma Smith was to select hymns for the church. However, almost immediately after the revelation was given, tension arose as to who should compile the hymnbook and what its nature should be. This eventually led to more than one “official” hymn book for the church—the 1840 hymnbook created by the Quorum of the Twelve during their mission in England and Emma’s 1841 hymnbook. Whereas the apostles’ hymnbook focused mainly on restoration, millennial, and missionary topics, Emma’s felt more Protestant, focusing in many instances on the cross, the blood of Jesus, and grace. With the departure of the Saints from Nauvoo and Emma’s choice to remain behind, however, it was ultimately the apostles’ hymn book that was in a position to shape the hymnody for the present-day church.

Keywords: Early Church History; Emma Hale; Hymn; Music; Praise; Prayer; Smith
ID = [3273]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 60818  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Barney, Kevin L. “Enallage in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 113-147.
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Thomas W. Brookbank long ago suggested that enallage, meaning the substitution of the singular for the plural or vice versa for rhetorical effect, is present in the Book of Mormon. Enallage does appear to exist as a prominent, meaningful rhetorical figure in the Bible, but its presence in the Book of Mormon is more difficult to demonstrate given the pronominal variation found in the Book of Mormon, a factor that Brookbank did not account for in his study. Nevertheless, a careful reading of contextual and verbal clues reveals that enallage does indeed appear to exist in some passages in the Book of Mormon. An awareness of this usage is important for a full understanding of such passages.

Keywords: Context; Enallage; Language; Language - Hebrew; Rhetoric; Substitution
ID = [2862]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 49622  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Raish, Martin H. “Encounters with Cumorah: A Selective, Personal Bibliography.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 38-49, 169-170.
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This bibliographic article identifies descriptions of the Hill Cumorah that go beyond Joseph Smith’s account. The author includes firsthand reports of the hill’s appearance at the time the sacred events took place and accounts by visitors who focus on emotional, spiritual, poetic, or nostalgic aspects of their experience. Some of the featured descriptions are written by James Gordon Bennett, Oliver Cowdery, Orson Pratt, George Q. Cannon, Susa Young Gates, photographer George E. Anderson, and Anthony W. Ivins. Taken together, the accounts enrich our understanding and appreciation of the Hill Cumorah and the role it played in the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. This article includes recommendations for post–World War II studies on the hill and a sidebar that discusses a clue to the history of the name Cumorah being associated with the hill near Palmyra.

Keywords: Bibliography; Cumorah; Hill Cumorah; Joseph; Jr.; NY; Palmyra; Restoration; Smith
ID = [3138]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 60674  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “End Matter.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 1 (2013).
ID = [3292]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 1878  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “End Matter.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
ID = [3303]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 1902  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Embry, Jessie, J. Spencer Fluhman, and D. Morgan Davis. “End Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
ID = [81918]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “End Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
ID = [81934]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “English Editions of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 no. 1 (2006).
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Photographic presentation of Book of Mormon editions in English.

ID = [3180]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 2658  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Welch, John W. “Enoch Translated.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): 413-417.
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Review of George W. E. Nickelsburg. 1 Enoch 1: A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch, Chapters 1–36; 81–108

Keywords: 1 Enoch; Enoch (Prophet)
ID = [475]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,welch  Size: 9178  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Childs, Larry G. “Epanalepsis in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1986.
ID = [8342]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Childs, Larry G. “Epanalepsis in the Book of Mormon.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Epanalepsis; Literary Device; Repetition; Repetitive Resumption
ID = [66489]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Heal, Kristian S. “Ephrem and the Patriarchal Wives.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).
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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
ID = [66844]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-02  Collections:  farms-insights,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Gee, John. “Epigraphic Considerations on Janne Sjodahl’s Experiment with Nephite Writing.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 25, 79.
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Having studied Janne Sjodahl’s work on the number of plates required for the original Book of Mormon text, John Gee examines the potential drawbacks of Sjodahl’s experiment. He concludes that the size of Miller’s script suffices for Sjodahl’s test.

Keywords: Epigraphy; Nephite; Plates; Script
ID = [3055]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15063  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Smith, Robert F. “Epistolary Form in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review 22, no. 2 (2010): 125-135.
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The claim that a personal letter in the Book of Mormon mimics a form indicative of modern rather than ancient composition is critiqued. The majority of letters in the Book of Mormon follow the ancient Hittite-Syrian, Neo-Assyrian, Amarna, and Hebrew epistolary format in which the correspondent of superior rank is always listed first. Other clues to ancient composition are noted.

Keywords: Epistle; Language; Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Structure; Writing
ID = [658]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 29548  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Peterson, Daniel C. “Un Erudit Etudie les Preuves du Livre de Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. French translation of “A Scholar Looks at the Evidences for the Book of Mormon,” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Daniel Peterson discusses recent research that supports a spiritual witness for the Book of Mormon, including the following: Joseph Smith’s lack of schooling, his supposed misnaming of Jesus’ birthplace, the translation process, studies of chiasmus, possible locations for Book of Mormon events, and ancient manuscripts that are consistent with Book of Mormon accounts about document practices and beliefs of past civilizations.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Answers to Criticisms
ID = [8563]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,peterson  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Peterson, Daniel C. “Un erudito examina las evidencias para el Libro de Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. Spanish translation of “A Scholar Looks at the Evidences for the Book of Mormon,” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Daniel Peterson discusses recent research that supports a spiritual witness for the Book of Mormon, including the following: Joseph Smith’s lack of schooling, his supposed misnaming of Jesus’ birthplace, the translation process, studies of chiasmus, possible locations for Book of Mormon events, and ancient manuscripts that are consistent with Book of Mormon accounts about document practices and beliefs of past civilizations.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Answers to Criticisms
ID = [8559]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,peterson  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Hedges, Andrew H. “Ethan Smith. View of the Hebrews.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): Article 13.
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Review of View of the Hebrews (2nd ed., 1996), by Ethan Smith

ID = [264]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 14979  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
“Etruscan Gold Book from 600 B.C. Discovered.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).
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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
ID = [66717]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Black, Susan Easton. “Eugene England, Converted to Christ through the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 10.
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Review of Converted to Christ through the Book of Mormon (1989), edited by Eugene England.

ID = [66]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 7457  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Hamblin, William J. “Eugene R. Fingerhut, Explorers of Pre-Columbian America?: The Diffusionist-Inventionist Controversy; Ronald H. Fritze, Legend and Lore of the Americas before 1492: An Encyclopedia of Visitors, Explorers, and Immigrants.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 120-122.
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Review of Explorers of Pre-Columbian America? The Diffusionist-Inventionist Controversy (1994), by Eugene R. Fingerhut; and Legend and Lore of the Americas before 1492: An Encyclopedia of Visitors, Explorers, and Immigrants (1993), by Ronald H. Fritze.

Keywords: Ancient America; Pre-Columbian History
ID = [201]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 6493  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Anderson, Carli. “Eva Mroczek. The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 8 no. 1 (2016).
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Over the last several decades, scholarly discussion on the textual world of the Second Temple has been shifting. Ideas about texts and the development of the biblical canon began to be reshaped by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which altered previously established ideas about the configuration of a prebiblical canon. Investigation of those and other texts made it apparent that the structure of the biblical canon was still fluid at a much later date than was originally thought. These new scholarly analyses are redefining the timelines and ideas about the early shape of the biblical text and its elasticity. Such developments have been particularly intriguing for Latter-day Saints because they have generated new ways of thinking about the historic limits of text and canon. In her new book, Eva Mroczek takes the discussion a step further and in a direction that will resonate well within the Mormon scholarly community. Her aim is to identify the “literary imagination” of Jewish antiquity or, in other words, the ways in which ancient writers and scribes conceived of their own textual world. Although she is not the first to point out the anachronistic difficulties that can plague modern scholars in their approach to texts from antiquity, she is one of the first to try to re-create a vision of an original literary mindset from the ancient texts themselves. Her study culls texts from antiquity for clues about the ways in which ancient communities thought about literature, text, authorship, and canon.

Keywords: Jewish Antiquity; Biblical studies; religious scholarship
ID = [7066]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba  Size: 28124  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Clark, John E. “Evaluating the Case for a Limited Great Lakes Setting.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 9-77.
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Review of Return to Cumorah: Piecing Together the Puzzle Where the Nephites Lived (1998), by Duane R. Aston; The Land of Lehi: Further Evidence for the Book of Mormon (1999), by Paul Hedengren: and The Lost Lands of the Book of Mormon (2000), by Phyllis Carol Olive

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography – Great Lakes
ID = [401]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 54238  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Frederick, Nicholas J. “Evaluating the Interaction between the New Testament and the Book of Mormon: A Proposed Methodology.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24 (2015): 1-30.
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This article puts forward a methodology for identifying and classifying phrases from the New Testament that are present within the Book of Mormon text at a phrasal level. The need for such a methodology has arisen because of a recent rise in close textual studies of the Book of Mormon and its relationship to the Bible. The methodology proposed by this study suggests that terms such as quotation, allusion, and echo—terms popular in biblical studies—be avoided because of the implication that the author of the Book of Mormon was consciously relying upon the language of the Bible. While this may be true, the use of language implying a reliance risks derailing useful textual studies in favor of debates over provenance. Additionally, because not all potential interactions with the New Testament are easily identifiable, this paper proposes a series of criteria that can be applied to potential phrases to determine the likelihood that a given phrase should be studied as a valid New Testament interaction. Finally, this paper proposes three levels of classification, based upon how well a given phrase meets the criteria laid out in the study

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Language; Methodology; New Testament; Parallel; Provenance; Textual Studies
ID = [3319]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 68377  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Smith, Robert F. “Evaluating the Sources of 2 Nephi 1:13-15: Shakespeare and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
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The early and persistent claim that Joseph Smith quoted Shakespeare in the Book of Mormon fails to take into account the broader context of sources. Much closer parallels than Shakespeare are available in the Bible as well as in ancient Near Eastern literature. Indeed, the constellation of ideas about death expressed in 2 Nephi 1:13–15 fits that ancient Near Eastern context in several powerful ways—ways that belie the claim that Joseph Smith plagiarized Shakespeare.

ID = [3301]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 22648  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Sorenson, John L. “An Evaluation of the Smithsonian Institution ‘Statement Regarding the Book of Mormon’” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1982.
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No abstract available.

Keywords: Anthropology; Archaeology; Folklore
ID = [1526]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,sorenson  Size: 26468  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Hamblin, William J., and Daniel C. Peterson. “The Evangelical Is Our Brother.” FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 2 (1999): 178-209.
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Review of How Wide the Divide: A mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation (1997), by Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson

Keywords: Interfaith Dialogue
ID = [326]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 77988  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Every City, Hill, River, Valley, and Person.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): 51-60.
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Review of Book of Mormon Dictionary (1988), by George Reynolds.

Keywords: Dictionary; Scholarship; Study Helps
ID = [225]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 23616  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Gillum, Gary P. “Every Kindred, Tongue, and People.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81853]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Sorenson, John L. “Evidence for Tents in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 135-138. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Mesoamerica
ID = [75671]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
LaFleur, Philip D. “Evidence?” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): 73-75.
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Review of Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research on Creation, and Mormon Theology (1999), by Arvin S. Gibson

Keywords: Creation; Near-Death Experience; Theology
ID = [376]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 6833  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Ostler, Blake T. “Evil: A Real Problem for Evangelicals.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 201-213.
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Review of Carl Mosser. “Can the Real Problem of Evil Be Solved?” in The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement

Keywords: Criticism; Theodicy
ID = [430]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 27935  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Nibley, Hugh W. “Evolution: A Convenient Fiction.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1981.
ID = [8365]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Fields, Paul J. “Examining a Misapplication of Nearest Shruncken Centroid Classification to Investigate Book of Mormon Authorship.” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): Article 8.
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Review of Matthew L. Jockers, Daniela M. Witten, and Craig S. Criddle. “Reassessing authorship of the Book of Mormon using delta and nearest shrunken centroid classification.”

ID = [674]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 82635  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:22
Ziebarth, Christian M. “Examining a Nephite/Latter-day Apostolic Parallel.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 2 (1995).
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The events of 3 Nephi and 4 Nephi may foreshadow the events of the final days as witnesses of Christ are killed, are raised from the dead, and continue to instill fear in the hearts of the wicked.

ID = [2920]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7646  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Novak, Gary F. “Examining the Environmental Explanation of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 139-154.
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Review of Joseph Smith's Response to Skepticism (1992), by Robert N. Hullinger.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
ID = [204]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 30540  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Welch, John W. “The Execution of Zemnarihah.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Execution; Gadianton Robbers; Hanging; Laws; Legal; Zemnarihah
ID = [66516]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Norton, Don E., Jr. “An Exemplary Biography.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): 411-414.
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Access this article at BYU ScholarsArchive.
Review of Boyd Petersen’s Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life.

Keywords: Scholarship
ID = [448]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,nibley  Size: 8695  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Welch, John W. “Exemption from Military Duty.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Military Service; People of Ammon; Warfare
ID = [66497]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Johnson, Mark J. “The Exodus of Lehi Revisited.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3 no. 2 (1994).
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Two additional parallels to the exodus pattern include death and burial in the desert and the transfiguration of Nephi and Moses.

Keywords: Exodus Motif; Lehi (Prophet)
ID = [2877]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7410  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Johnson, Mark J. “The Exodus of Lehi Revisited.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 54-58. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Exodus Motif; Lehi (Prophet)
ID = [75653]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Peterson, Daniel C. “Experiment upon My Word.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Daniel Peterson discusses the sermon on faith given by Alma the Younger in Alma 32. Faith is not merely intellectual assent but trust or confidence, and it is expressed actively rather than passively. Peterson argues that the dichotomy between faith and works is artificial, since the root word for faith implies behavior. Alma invites us to experiment on the quality of faith, and Peterson suggests that scientific approaches to experimentation are applicable. He recommends testing or trying faith with the aid of prayer. He proposes that faith can have a spiral effect and that confidence can increase with continued experience.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8561]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,peterson  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Seely, David Rolph. “Explaining the Temple to the World: James E. Talmage’s Monumental Book, The House of the Lord.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 19.
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Review of The House of the Lord: A Study of Holy Sanctuaries: A special Reprint of the 1912 First Edition (1998), by James E. Talmage.

ID = [370]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 26476  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Gardner, Brant A. “An Exploration in Critical Methodology: Critiquing a Critique.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): 173-223.
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Review of Earl M. Wunderli. “Critique of a Limited Geography for Book of Mormon Events.” Dialogue 35/3 (2002): 161–97.

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography - Hemispheric; Book of Mormon Geography - Limited Geography; Mesoamerica; Methodology
ID = [487]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 111185  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Seely, David Rolph. “Exploring the Isaiah Code: Ascending the Seven Steps on the Stairway to Heaven.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): 381-394.
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Review of Avraham Gileadi. Isaiah Decoded: Ascending the Ladder to Heaven.

Keywords: Isaiah (Book); Prophecy
ID = [492]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,old-test  Size: 32693  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
“Exploring the Role of Divine Providence in History.” Insights 24, no. 1 (2004).
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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
ID = [66737]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  farms-insights,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Black, Susan Easton. Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996.
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The news media often characterizes some detractors of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as “Mormon intellectuals” and presents them to the public as the thinking Mormons who know the inside story of the church. In this rush to produce controversial news, an obvious truth has been overlooked—that the LDS intellectual and academic communities are composed of strong believers in the Prophet Joseph Smith’s revelations and solid supporters of LDS Church leadership. Only at the fringes is there noticeable dissent.
Readers of Expressions of Faith will discover a marvelous, uncoached unity in these testimonies of LDS scholars. Although most of the 24 contributors are persons of substantial learning, none base their beliefs in scholarly insights. Rather, all point to an inner conviction that has come through life experience and God’s gift. As they explain, these testimonies enlighten their entire lives, including their scholarly endeavors. None feel conflict between the canons of scholarship and religious belief, but rather find the two mutually reinforcing and even necessary.
This unique book aims to strengthen people’s faith by precept and example as they pursue their own efforts to know the Lord and to understand his love and dealings with humankind.

ID = [6984]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Cheesman, Paul R. “External Evidences of the Book of Mormon.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, 73-90. Vol. 2. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This second of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the authors have learned from Nibley. Nearly every major subject that Dr. Nibley has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the sacrament covenant in Third Nephi, the Lamanite view of Book of Mormon history, external evidences of the Book of Mormon, proper names in the Book of Mormon, the brass plates version of Genesis, the composition of Lehi’s family, ancient burials of metal documents in stone boxes, repentance as rethinking, Mormon history’s encounter with secular modernity, and Judaism in the 20th century.
An exploration into Quetzalcoatl—the white, bearded, blue-eyed king of gods for many ancient cultures—and what that might represent in regards to the Book of Mormon and its message.

Keywords: Ancient America; Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography; External Evidence; Metal Plates; Recordkeeping
ID = [2354]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:34
Roper, Matthew P. “Eyewitness Descriptions of Mesoamerican Swords.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5, no. 1 (1996): 150-158.
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Spanish chroniclers describe the use of various swords, including the macuahuitl, in Mesoamerican culture. The macuahuitl may fit the criteria for a Book of Mormon “sword.”

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Macuahuitl; Warfare; Weaponry – Sword
ID = [2928]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15223  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Roper, Matthew P. “Eyewitness Descriptions of Mesoamerican Swords.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 169-176. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Mesoamerica; Weaponry
ID = [75679]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 12547  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Gee, John. “Eyewitness, Hearsay, and Physical Evidence of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81852]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  abraham,church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:04
Welch, John W. “Ezra Taft Benson, A Witness and a Warning: A Modern-Day Prophet Testifies of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 2.
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Review of A Witness and a Warning: A Modern-Day Prophet Testifies of the Book of Mormon (1988), by Ezra Taft Benson.

ID = [41]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,welch  Size: 4006  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Midgley, Louis C. “F. M. Brodie—‘The Fasting Hermit and the Very Saint of Ignorance’ A Biographer and her Legend.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): Article 11.
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Review of No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet (1995), by Fawn McKay Brodie

ID = [249]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 142857  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Withers, Mark V. “F. Richard Hauck, Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 9.
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Review of Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon (1988), by F. Richard Hauck.

ID = [48]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 5021  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Welch, John W. “A Faint but Interesting Christian Voice from the Dust of Egypt.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 171-173.
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Review of Gospel of the Savior: A New Ancient Gospel (1999), by Charles W. Hedrick and Paul A. Mirecki

Keywords: Early Christianity
ID = [394]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,welch  Size: 5740  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Smoot, Stephen O. “The Faith and Reason of Michael R. Ash.” FARMS Review 21, no. 2 (2009): 225-237.
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Review of Michael R. Ash. Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Keywords: Apologetics; Book of Mormon; Early Church History; Evidence; Faith; Joseph; Jr.; Prophet; Smith
ID = [642]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 31624  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Faith and Truth.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3 no. 2 (1994).
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Alma’s definition of faith as “hope for things which are not seen, which are true” (Alma 32:21) serves as a pattern for the juxtaposition of faith and truth throughout the scriptures. Faith in the atoning power of Jesus is the truth that will save us.

ID = [2875]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7837  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “The Faith of An Observer—Conversations with Hugh Nibley.” Preliminary Report. Film Transcript of The Faith of an Observer. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
ID = [8346]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Swenson, Raymond Takashi. “Faith without Caricature?” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 65-77.
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Review of Mormon America: The Power and the Promise (1999), by Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling

Keywords: Criticism
ID = [390]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 28109  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Dahl, Larry E. “Faith, Hope, and Charity.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Larry Dahl explores some of the teachings of the Book of Mormon concerning faith, hope, and charity. He discusses the meanings of these words, their relationships to each other, how they are acquired, and what their fruits are. Faith, hope, and charity must be centered in Christ. The first principle of the gospel is not just faith, it is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We must obtain not just hope, but a hope in Christ. Likewise, charity is not just love, it is the pure love of Christ.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Teachings
ID = [8411]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Williams, Richard N. “Faith, Reason, Knowledge, and Truth.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): 99-112.
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Williams reviews the apostasy and the loss of three key components of the gospel: an understanding of the nature of God, apostolic authority, and the fulness of the gifts of the Spirit. He argues that these three aspects of the gospel largely influence our understanding of faith, reason, knowledge, and truth.

Keywords: Gifts of the Spirit; Great Apostasy; Nature of God; Priesthood Authority
ID = [598]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 30811  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Millet, Robert L. “The Fall as Taught in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. This transcript of a video lecture was prepared by the staff of the Portland Institute of Religion.
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The anticipation of redemption is meaningless without an understanding of the seriousness of the fall. In this transcript, Robert Millet discusses what the Book of Mormon and the book of Moses teach about the doctrine of the fall, emphasizing its consequences for, and effects on, humanity. While refuting the notion of original sin, Millet notes the reality of our fallen nature and our vulnerability while living in a fallen environment. He takes due account of the tendencies of the natural man and witnesses that worldly impulses may be countered by a conscious yielding to God.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8539]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Maxwell, Neal A. “Farms Annual Recognition Banquet.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, September 27,1991. Taped Lecture transcribed by Matthew Roper Oct. 5, 1991.
ID = [8421]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-08-27  Collections:  farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
“FARMS Book of Mormon Research Highlighted.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).
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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
ID = [66761]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-05  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“FARMS Documentary Premieres in Washington DC.” Insights 26, no. 1 (2006).
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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
ID = [66805]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“FARMS Order Form.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).
ID = [66693]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“FARMS Review Answers Critics, Sizes Up Scholarship.” Insights 26, no. 2 (2006).
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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
ID = [66808]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989).
ID = [1]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 19  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990).
ID = [2]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 31  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 3. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991).
ID = [3]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 24  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 4. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992).
ID = [4]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 32  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 5. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 (1993).
ID = [5]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 21  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 6 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994).
ID = [6]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 16  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 6 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994).
ID = [7]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 16  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 7 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995).
ID = [8]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 17  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 7 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995).
ID = [9]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 12  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 10 Issue 1. FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 1 (1998).
ID = [14]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 9  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 10 Issue 2. FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 2 (1998).
ID = [15]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 16  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 11 Issue 1. FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 1 (1999).
ID = [16]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 10  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 11 Issue 2. FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 2 (1999).
ID = [17]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 9  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 12 Issue 1. FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000).
ID = [18]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 21  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 12 Issue 2. FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000).
ID = [19]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 21  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 13 Issue 1. FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001).
ID = [20]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 9  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 13 Issue 2. FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001).
ID = [21]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 18  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 14 Issue 1. FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1 (2002).
ID = [22]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 19  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 15 Issue 1. The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003).
ID = [23]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 21  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 8 Issue 1. FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996).
ID = [10]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 17  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 8 Issue 2. FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996).
ID = [11]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 17  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 9 Issue 1. FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997).
ID = [12]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 18  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 9 Issue 2. FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 2 (1997).
ID = [13]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 17  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:16
“FARMS Review Offers Wide Coverage, Thoughtful Analysis.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).
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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
ID = [66755]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“FARMS Review Probes Cowdery, Chosenness, Chiasmus, and More.” Insights 23, no. 3 (2003).
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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
ID = [66709]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“FARMS Review Probes Geography, Papyri, Isaiah, Creation, and More.” Insights 25, no. 2 (2005).
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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
ID = [66779]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“FARMS Review Stresses Biblical Studies, Remembrance, and Church History.” Insights 28, no. 2 (2008).
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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]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-02  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
“FARMS Review Takes Up Doctrinal Issues, Restoration Accounts, Science vs. Religion.” Insights 27, no. 1 (2007).
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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
ID = [66838]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
“FARMS Review Takes Up Nibley, DNA, Book of Mormon Origins.” Insights 25, no. 6 (2005).
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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
ID = [66798]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-06  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 15 Issue 2. The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003).
ID = [24]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 20  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 16 Issue 1. The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004).
ID = [25]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 20  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 16 Issue 2. The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004).
ID = [26]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 22  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 17 Issue 1. The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005).
ID = [27]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 14  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 17 Issue 2. The FARMS Review 17, no. 2 (2005).
ID = [28]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 14  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 18 Issue 1. The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006).
ID = [29]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 22  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 18 Issue 2. The FARMS Review 18, no. 2 (2006).
ID = [30]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 8  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 19 Issue 1. The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007).
ID = [31]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 21  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 19 Issue 2. The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007).
ID = [32]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 20  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 20 Issue 1. The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008).
ID = [33]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 16  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 20 Issue 2. The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008).
ID = [34]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 14  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 21 Issue 1. The FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009).
ID = [35]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 15  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 21 Issue 2. The FARMS Review 21, no. 2 (2009).
ID = [36]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 11  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 22 Issue 1. The FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010).
ID = [37]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 12  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 22 Issue 2. The FARMS Review 22, no. 2 (2010).
ID = [38]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 9  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
“FARMS Scholars at Sperry Symposium.” Insights 24, no. 6 (2004).
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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
ID = [66769]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-06  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“FARMS Symposium Opens Window on Lehi’s World.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).
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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
ID = [66742]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“FARMS Unveils New Web Site.” Insights 26, no. 1 (2006).
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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
ID = [66806]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Madsen, Truman G. “FARMS ‘Evening of Excellance’ Dinner.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, August 24, 1990. talk.
ID = [8608]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1990-08-24  Collections:  farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Black, Susan Easton. “Father Lehi: A Visionary Man.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. This is a transcript of a presentation made as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Lehi’s dream of the tree of life, recorded in 1 Nephi 8, was a familial dream as father Lehi was primarily concerned for the eternal salvation of his posterity. Susan Easton Black discusses Lehi’s role as patriarch in his family—his counsel and leadership, his love for his family, and his heartache for Laman and Lemuel who chose not to partake of the fruit—and compares his life with that of Joseph Smith Sr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8602]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Millet, Robert L. “Father Lehi: Laying the Foundation for the Lehite Dispensation.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Robert Millet explains what Jerusalem was like in Lehi’s time according to information in the book of Jeremiah and the Book of Mormon. He reviews the teachings of Lehi concerning the coming of a Messiah to counter the effects of the fall, the important place of the house of Israel in the Lord’s scheme for this earth, the role of grace through Christ’s redemption, and the future calling of Joseph Smith as a “choice seer.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8532]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Welch, John W. “The Father’s Command to Keep Records in the Small Plates of Nephi.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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John Welch discusses Nephi’s commandment to his son Jacob that a record be kept on the small plates. Welch delineates the obligations entailed in Nephi’s commandment and suggests that descendants of Jacob—Enos, Jarom, Omni, Amaron, Chemish, Abinadom, and Amaleki—felt a strong sense of duty to see that it was fulfilled.

Keywords: Abinadom (Son of Chemish); Amaleki (Son of Abinadom); Amaron (Son of Omni); Chemish (Brother of Amaron); Enos (Son of Jacob); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Omni (Son of Enos); Recordkeeping; Small Plates
ID = [1531]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 20851  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Midgley, Louis C. “Faulty Topography.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 139-192.
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Review of “And the Saints Go Marching On” (2002), by Carl Mosser; and Mormon America: The Power and the Promise (1999), by Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism
ID = [416]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 42688  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Dahl, Larry E. “Fe, esperanza y caridad.” Spanish translation of “Faith, Hope, and Charity. ‚” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. A transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Este texto de la presentation en video fue preparado por la facultad del Instituto de Religion de Portland.

ID = [8412]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Rust, Richard Dilworth. Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Though the King James Version of the Bible has long been admired for the elegance and beauty of its language, its companion volume, the Book of Mormon, has only recently begun to be truly appreciated for its own literary merits.
In Feasting on the Word, Richard Rust shows the Book of Mormon to be not only a bounteous doctrinal storehouse but also a treasury of literary riches, bidding us to taste, touch, see, and hear in order to experience things of the Spirit. Rust explains that the text was planned purposefully and shaped artistically so that form and content are totally integrated, as they are in great works of literature.
Literary elements used by the book’s prophetic writers to invite the reader to come unto Christ include form and imagery, poetry and narrative, repetition and chiasm. Several such elements are of ancient Hebrew and Middle Eastern origin, and their presence in the Book of Mormon testifies of its conscious literary craftsmanship.
With its doctrinal content so plain and precious, the Book of Mormon fulfills both our spiritual and our artistic longings; it speaks to us intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. This interconnection of truth and goodness is explored with sensitivity and intelligence and will enhance the reader’s awareness and appreciation of the truth and beauty of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [6986]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 548139  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Hallen, Cynthia L. “Feasting upon the Works: A Tribute to John L. Sorenson.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 181-184.
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Review of Mormons, Scriptures, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson (1998), edited by Davis Bitton

Keywords: Ancient America; Asherah; Early Church History; Education; Festschrift; Kingship; Mesoamerica; Missionary Work; Native Americans; Tree of Life
ID = [366]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 9709  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
“Featured Publications.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).
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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]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Butler, John M. “A Few Thoughts From a Believing DNA Scientist.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 1 (2003): 36-37.
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The Book of Mormon does not give sufficient information about the background of Ishmael’s wife, the wives of Ishmael’s sons, and Nephi’s sisters to test the mitochondrial DNA of the group. Other problems for critics’ assertions include the uncertainty of Lehi’s possession of an Abrahamic Y chromosome and the complete disregard for the entire Jaredite population (remnants of which may have survived their final battle). Confident scientific conclusions are difficult to attain and cannot replace a spiritual witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Ishmael; Mitochondrial DNA; Y Chromesome
ID = [3110]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7004  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Nibley, Hugh W. “Figure 6 of Facsimile 2.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1983. Informal lecture, date and location unknown.
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In this informal lecture, Hugh Nibley proposes that exploring the explanations of the facsimiles was not timely in Joseph Smith’s day, but the 1960s opened avenues for serious investigation. He reviews some of the mythical details in the Egyptian account of the premortal council. He also cites examples of Egyptian truisms that relate to Hebrew wisdom literature.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham
ID = [8371]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Clark, John E. “The Final Battle for Cumorah.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 79-113.
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Review of Christ in North America (1993), by Delbert W. Curtis. Clark examines the scholarship and logic involved in assuming a one-Cumorah theory for Book of Mormon geography.

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; Hill Cumorah; North America
ID = [182]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 77597  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Barney, Kevin L. “Finally!” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 193-207.
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Review of Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Eric D. Huntsman, and Thomas A. Wayment. Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament; An Illustrated Reference for Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Early Christianity; Jerusalem (Old World); New Testament
ID = [586]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 28309  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Finders of the Lost Ark.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 283-294.
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Review of Following the Ark of the Covenant (2000), by Kerry Ross Boren and Lisa Lee Boren

Keywords: Ark of the Covenant
ID = [398]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 26847  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Welch, John W. “Finding Answers to B.H. Roberts’s Questions and ‘An Unparallel’” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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From 1921 to 1922 B. H. Roberts wrote three papers that listed parallels between the Book of Mormon and the second edition (1825) of Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews. Roberts constructed the possible argument that the Book of Mormon relied upon Ethan Smith’s book. John Welch responds to that claim by addressing the issues Roberts raised and by listing over eighty differences between the two works.

Keywords: 19th Century Literature; B.H.; Ethan; Historicity; Roberts; Smith; View of the Hebrews
ID = [1532]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 124784  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Pinnock, Hugh W. Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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One important and fruitful area of Book of Mormon studies has focused on ancient Hebrew literary forms present in the text. After years of studying these fascinating forms, Hugh W. Pinnock offers his perspective on their beauty, function, and background. By design this book offers a basic working knowledge of only some of the ancient literary forms identified in the Book of Mormon. Together they represent a significant percentage of the types of ancient forms drawn upon by the Nephite prophets.
The author explains that knowledge of ancient Hebrew writing forms and Jewish poetry is incomplete even today, and much less so in the Prophet Joseph Smith’s day. The book aims to deepen faith in the authenticity of the Book of Mormon by calling attention to its ancient character and affirming that it was translated—not written, or even capable of being written—in early 19th-century America.

ID = [6999]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 242576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Grey, Matthew J., and Jodi Magness. “Finding Samson in Byzanitine Galilee: The 2011-2012 Archaeological Excavations at Huqoq.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 5 no. 1 (2013).
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This article surveys the past and current research on Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village near the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. Historical sources and modern explorations show that Huqoq was a small agricultural village during the biblical and postbiblical periods. Formal excavations of the site began in 2011 and have uncovered portions of the ancient village and its synagogue. This article highlights the discoveries made during the first two seasons of excavation (2011-2012), including pieces of a mosaic floor in the synagogue’s east aisle that depict two female faces, an inscription, and an illustration of Samson tying lit torches to foxes (Judges 15:1-5). Because of the rarity of Samson in Jewish art, the religious significance of this mosaic is difficult to explain. However, liturgical texts from late antiquity indicate that some synagogue congregations celebrated Samson as an apocalyptic image and messianic prototype, whose victories against the Philistines fostered hope in the eschatological messiah expected to appear and deliver the Jewish community from foreign oppression.

ID = [7037]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba  Size: 75576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Skousen, Royal. “Findings about the Printer’s Manuscript.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Royal Skausen gives information about the history, corrections, and the use of the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3101]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 4846  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Smith, Larry K. “First Nephi: Study Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995): 3-5.
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Review of First Nephi: Study Book of Mormon (1998), by Zarahemla Research Foundation.

Keywords: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Scripture Study; Study Helps
ID = [213]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 5957  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
“First Volumes in New METI Series Published.” Insights 22, no. 8 (2002).
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The Institute’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative has published the first two volumes in its Graeco-Arabic Sciences and Philosophy series: Moses Maimonides’ On Asthma and Averroes’ Middle Commentary on Aristotle’s De anima.

Keywords: Asthma; translation; Graeco-Arabic Sciences; philosophy
ID = [66690]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-08  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Tvedtnes, John A. “Firstborn in the Wilderness.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 63-65. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jacob; Wilderness
ID = [75655]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A., and Matthew P. Roper. “Firstlings, Sacrifices, and Burnt Offerings.” Insights 26, no. 5 (2006).
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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
ID = [66825]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Smith, Julie M. “Five Impulses of the Joseph Smith Translation of Mark and Their Implications for LDS Hermeneutics.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 7 no. 1 (2015).
ID = [7052]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba  Size: 45406  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:17
Millet, Robert L. “Fools before God.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Robert Millet discusses the evils of pride and the power of humility. The experiences related in the Book of Mormon depict the consequences of pride. Those scriptures also teach that if we trust in and rely upon the Lord, and if we are willing to acknowledge that he can make more of us than we could ever make of ourselves, we will be able us to avoid the perils of pride.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8533]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Lane, Keith H. “For Greater Love and Understanding: Three Guides for the Study of Scripture.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 445-452.
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Review of Searching the Scriptures: Bringing Power to Your Personal and Family Study (1997), by Gene R. Cook; Treasure Up the Word (1997), by Jay E. Jensen; and Scripture Study: Tools and Suggestions (1999), by James E. Faulconer

Keywords: Scripture Study
ID = [337]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 18492  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Davis, Ryan W. “For the Peace of the People: War and Democracy in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 17, no. 1 (2007): 42-55, 85-86.
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King Benjamin, in an attempt to establish and promote peace, created a form of government that may be understood as democratic. The political system is not a democracy in the way the term is understood today, but the democratic elements become especially clear when viewed next to its autocratic Lamanite counterpart. Davis demonstrates how a democratic system tends to bring more peace to a nation and, interestingly, also more victory when war does come upon them. The young Nephite state encountered the types of risks experienced in the modern progression to democracy, further illustrating how difficult a task it would have been for Joseph Smith to create this world. Although the democratic state played a role in the Nephite nation, the most important lesson in the Book of Mormon’s politics is that God makes all the difference.

Keywords: Democracy; Peace; Politics; Warfare
ID = [3204]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 59666  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Black, Susan Easton, and Larry C. Porter. “‘For the Sum of Three Thousand Dollars’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 2 (2005): 4-11, 66-67.
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The familiar narrative of how Martin Harris mortgaged his farm to pay the printing cost of the first five thousand copies of the Book of Mormon overlooks details that make possible a fuller appreciation of his key role in the restoration of the gospel. Financially and otherwise, Harris was uniquely situated to secure the publisher’s note and relieve the financial tension that imperiled the book’s publication. Details of his family background, land ownership, business enterprises, and generosity are reviewed. Despite his pattern of vacillating in his religious commitments, his loss of 116 pages of translated manuscript, his exposure to public ridicule, and his fracturing marriage, Harris proved willing and able to honor the mortgage agreement and the Lord’s directives to him in Doctrine and Covenants, section 19. He did so at great personal cost when all attempts to recoup the publication costs failed and the shared financial responsibility unexpectedly fell solely on him. The view is expressed that Harris was raised up by the Lord to assist the Prophet Joseph Smith by securing and then personally financing the first publication of the Restoration.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Early Church History; Harris; Joseph; Jr.; Martin; Mortgage; Smith
ID = [3167]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,farms-jbms  Size: 43924  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Gee, John. “Formulas and Faith.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 21, no. 1 (2012): 60-65.
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The question of where Joseph Smith received the text of the Book of Abraham has elicited three main theories, one of which, held by a minority of church members, is that Joseph translated it from papyri that we no longer have. It is conjectured that if this were the case, then the contents of the Book of Abraham must have been on what nineteenth-century witnesses described as the “long roll.” Two sets of scholars developed mathematical formulas to discover, from the remains of what they believe to be the long roll, what the length of the long roll would have been. However, when these formulas are applied on scrolls of known length, they produce erratic or inconclusive results, thus casting doubt on their ability to accurately conclude how long the long roll would have been.

Keywords: Authorship; Book of Abraham; Faith; Formula; Pearl of Great Price; Translation
ID = [3276]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 20166  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
“Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).
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The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, treats the fragments of the Joseph Smith Papyri associated with Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: translation; commentary; conference
ID = [66672]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, treats the fragments of the Joseph Smith Papyri associated with Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham. The book features hieroglyphs that were custom designed for this project. Available in June 2002.

Keywords: translation; commentary; notes
ID = [66678]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Forthcoming Publication.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).
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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
ID = [66706]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 22, no. 1 (2002).
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The Hôr Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, treats the fragments of the Joseph Smith Papyri associated with Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham. Available in March 2002.

Keywords: translation; commentary; Joseph Smith
ID = [66649]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).
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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
ID = [66724]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-05  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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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
ID = [66731]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).
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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
ID = [66745]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-02  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 3 (2004).
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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
ID = [66752]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).
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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
ID = [66759]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).
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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
ID = [66767]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
“Forthcoming Publications.” Insights 24, no. 6 (2004).
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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
ID = [66772]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-06  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Sorenson, John L. “Fortifications in the Book of Mormon Account Compared with Mesoamerican Fortifications.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 425-444. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Fortifications; Warfare
ID = [82146]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Sorenson, John L. “Fortifications in the Book of Mormon and in Mesoamerica.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Fortifications; Mesoamerica
ID = [1524]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,sorenson  Size: 34124  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Ricks, Stephen D. “Forward or Drawrof?” The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): 343-345.
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Review of Gustav Mahler, ed. The Sealed Book of Daniel Opened and Translated: The Linear Bible Code—Reading the Book Backward.

Keywords: Bible Code; Hoax
ID = [570]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 5967  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Barney, Kevin L. “The Foundation of Our Religion.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 2 (2006): 179-187.
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Review of John W. Welch and Erick B. Carlson, eds. Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820-1844.

Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
ID = [546]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 20686  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Wirth, Diane E., and Steven L. Olsen. “Four Quarters.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography; Cardinal Directions
ID = [66484]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:37
Gee, John. “Four Suggestions on the Origin of the Name Nephi.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 1-5. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Egyptian; Language; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75640]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 8662  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Skousen, Royal. “Fragments of Original Manuscript Discovered.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 269-271. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Translation
ID = [75701]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Espinosa, Robert J. “Fragments of the Original Manuscript.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 2 (2002).
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Robert Espinosa was approached by Royal Skousen in 1991 with a request for him to join Skousen on the critical text project of the Book of Mormon. Espinosa shares his experience working with Skousen and the developments that they were able to make. After meeting with the owners of some fragments of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon, Espinosa and Skousen were able to conserve, examine, and photograph the fragments. They also carefully analyzed the physical characteristics of the printer’s manuscript.

ID = [3099]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15296  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Ostler, Blake T. “Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish, The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): Article 10.
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Review of The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis (1991), by Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish

ID = [248]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 69600  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Griffin, Carl W. “Frans van Liere, An Introduction to the Medieval Bible.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 6 no. 1 (2014).
ID = [7050]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba  Size: 22201  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Coutts, Alison V. P. “From a Convert’s Viewpoint.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 421-452. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Baptism; Eve; Fall of Adam; Judgment; Mesoamerica; Opposition; Plan of Redemption; Plan of Salvation; Premortal Existence; Three Nephites; Warfare
ID = [75600]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 50202  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Bokovoy, David E. “From Distance to Proximity: A Poetic Function of Enallage in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 60-63, 79-80.
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This essay analyzes examples of poetry in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon that do not conform to the standards to which prose is typically confined. Each of these poems contains a syntactic device that scholars have come to identify by the term enallage (Greek for “interchange”). Rather than being a case of textual corruption or blatant error, the grammatical variance attested in these passages provides a poetic articulation of a progression from distance to proximity.

Keywords: Enallage; Grammar; Language; Language - Hebrew; Poetic; Poetry; Structure
ID = [3029]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 1591  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
“From Other Publishers.” Insights 22, no. 4 (2002).
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Understanding Islam: An LDS Perspective, a new audiotape from Covenant Recordings in which Daniel C. Peterson, a BYU scholar of Islam and Arabic, provides a fascinating look at the history and beliefs of a religion of more than 1.4 billion adherents. See the order form.

Keywords: recordings; history; religion
ID = [66671]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
“From Other Publishers.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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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
ID = [66732]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Welch, John W. “From Presence to Practice: Jesus, the Sacrament Prayers, the Priesthood, and Church Discipline in 3 Nephi 18 and Moroni 2-6.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5 no. 1 (1996).
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This paper explores several relationships between the texts in Moroni 2–6 and the words and deeds of Jesus in 3 Nephi 18. The opening chapters of Moroni contain the words that Jesus Christ spoke to the twelve when he ordained them to the high priesthood, the words used by the Nephites in administering the sacrament, and also a few words by Moroni about baptism, church membership, congregational worship, and ecclesiastical discipline. This study demonstrates that these instructions and procedures were rooted in the words and deeds of the resurrected Jesus in 3 Nephi 18 as he administered the sacrament, gave instructions to his disciples, and conferred upon the twelve the power to bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost. Thus, one can appreciate the extent to which Nephite ecclesiastical procedures were based directly on the Savior’s instructions and ministry. Those practices, essential to the restored gospel, came from that divine source.

ID = [2925]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,welch  Size: 48880  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Nibley, Hugh W. “From the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QS).” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 2 no. 1 (2010).
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Hugh Nibley, late professor of ancient history and religion at Brigham Young University and one of the foremost scholars of the ancient world in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, discussed the Rule of the Community in an appendix to his 1975 book The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri. The Joseph Smith Papyri is an initiatory text; the Rule of the Community is both an initiatory text, enumerating details for entrance into the Essene community at Qumran, and a covenant document, listing elements in the covenant made between God and individuals entering the Essene community at Qumran. This piece is an excerpt from the appendix of his text mentioned above and outlines the various aspects of this Rule of the Community as found in the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QS).

ID = [7022]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba,nibley,old-test  Size: 42658  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Bokovoy, David E. “From the Hand of Jacob: A Ritual Analysis of Genesis 27.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 1 no. 1 (2009).
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Genesis 27 is a story that depicts a series of ancient ritual performances. The narrative recounts the time when Jacob, the son of Isaac, received his father’s blessing by means of an act of deception. As an account that contains explicit examples of performances designed to set the activities apart from other less sacred occurrences, the blessing story in Genesis 27 contains features of what scholars refer to as \"ritualization\" in narrative. Ritualization can be defined as actions designed to distinguish and privilege what is being done in comparison to other, usually more commonplace, activities. Ritualization can assist those of a lesser status in accomplishing their objectives that stand in opposition to the desires of the powerful. When read as ritualization in narrative, Genesis 27 can be interpreted as an account that portrays the use of ancient temple and sacrificial imagery in order to secure a sacred blessing.

ID = [7013]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba,old-test  Size: 38728  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Welch, John W. “From the Preface to The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple.” The FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): Article 4.
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This brief essay on temple themes in the Sermon on the Mount introduces Welch’s book The Sermon on the Mount in Light of the Temple.

ID = [650]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-review,welch  Size: 12536  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Sorenson, John L. “From the Vineyard.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).
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This department gives news updates on various topics related to Book of Mormon studies: evidence of Chinese voyagers in Mexico, publicity on an ancient skull of a Caucasian male discovered in Washington, excavation of an ancient basilica in Jordan, Egyptian figurines from El Salvador shown to be fakes, and the establishment of a new journal, Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-distance Contacts.

ID = [2985]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 10180  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 1 (2013).
ID = [3284]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 12326  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
ID = [3293]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 6292  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 23 no. 1 (2014).
ID = [3306]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 4356  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015).
ID = [3318]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 5647  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 25, no. 1 (2016).
ID = [3336]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 4806  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
ID = [81889]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
ID = [81902]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
ID = [81920]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:05
Welch, John W. “Theft and Robbery in the Book of Mormon and Ancient Near Eastern Law.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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Keywords: Crime; Law; Legal; Robbery; Theft
ID = [1535]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 66599  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:28
Welch, John W. “Theft and Robbery in the Book of Mormon and in Near Eastern Law.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
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There is good evidence that most legal systems in the ancient Near East distinguished between crimes of theft and robbery. A thief was a local person who stole from his neighbor and was dealt with judicially, whereas robbers were outsiders who attacked in open force and were dealt with militarily. John Welch explores the extent to which similar legal and cultural perceptions of thieves and robbers are evidenced in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Crime; Laws; Legal; Theft
ID = [1521]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,welch  Size: 84746  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:27
Barney, Kevin L. “Further Light on Enallage.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 43-48. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Language - Hebrew
ID = [75651]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Peterson, Daniel C. “The Gadianton Robbers as Guerrilla Warriors.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 146-173. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This chapter compares the war tactics of the Gadianton robbers in the Book of Mormon to Guerrilla warfare utilized by various groups throughout military history.

Keywords: Doctrinal history, Gadianton robbers; Book of Mormon; Politics, Book of Mormon
ID = [82135]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:59:06
Millet, Robert L. “The Gathering of Israel in the Book of Mormon: A Consistent Pattern.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 186-196. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The Book of Mormon is holy scripture. It is a key witness of the divine Sonship of Jesus Christ and a convincing testimony that salvation is to be found only through him. The Book of Mormon’s primary message, that Jesus Christ came to earth to redeem mankind, is closely tied to the history of the house of Israel. One of the primary purposes of the Nephite record, according to its title page, is “to show unto the remnant of the House of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever.”

Keywords: Covenant; Gathering of Israel; Pattern; Promise; Prophecy; Title Page
ID = [75633]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 21742  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Peterson, Daniel C. “Ein Gelehrter begutachtet die Beweise fiir das Buch Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. German translation of “A Scholar Looks at the Evidences for the Book of Mormon,” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Daniel Peterson discusses recent research that supports a spiritual witness for the Book of Mormon, including the following: Joseph Smith’s lack of schooling, his supposed misnaming of Jesus’ birthplace, the translation process, studies of chiasmus, possible locations for Book of Mormon events, and ancient manuscripts that are consistent with Book of Mormon accounts about document practices and beliefs of past civilizations.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Answers to Criticisms
ID = [8560]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,peterson  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:58
Cracroft, Richard H. “A General Reader’s Library of Book of Mormon StudiesThe (Literary) Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon: Three Recent Milestones.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).
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Cracroft reviews the following books that can deepen one’s understanding of the Book of Mormon: Richard Dilworth Rust’s Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon; Marilyn Arnold’s Sweet Is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon: Its Narrative, Teachings and People; and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s Christ and the New Covenant: The Messianic Message of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [2984]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7159  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:38
Paulsen, David L. “A General Response to The New Mormon Challenge.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1 (2002): Article 8.
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Review of The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement (2002), edited by Francis J. Beckwith, Carl Mosser, and Paul Owens

ID = [413]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 25644  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Seely, David Rolph. “Genesis 15 in Light of the Restoration.” In Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman G. Madsen, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and Stephen D. Ricks, 339—64. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
ID = [67061]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Sorenson, John L. The Geography of Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1992.
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A comprehensive analysis of Book of Mormon geography. Sorenson gives a history and summary of all Latter-day Saints who have written on geography. He indicates what the text says, verse by verse, on geography and presents a trial map based on the text. Also presents problems of establishing distances and deciphering directional statements in the Book of Mormon. This work is reviewed in J.057.

ID = [78492]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Sorenson, John L. The Geography of Book of Mormon Events: A Sourcebook. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1990.
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By John L. Sorenson, Published on 01/01/90

ID = [6980]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size: 578760  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Dorais, Michael J. “The Geologic History of Hill Cumorah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 136-143, 173-174.
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This article discusses the geologic processes that occurred to form the Hill Cumorah and surrounding lands that would have made that area attractive to the Smith family and other early settlers and also presents reasons the hill was a suitable location for storing the golden plates for hundreds of years. The causes of glaciation, the definitions and types of glaciers, and the origin and characteristics of drumlins are explored.

Keywords: Cumorah; Early Church History; Geology; Hill Cumorah
ID = [3147]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 34208  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Karamesines, Patricia Gunter. “George A. Horton, Jr., Keys to Successful Scripture Study.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991): Article 7.
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Review of Keys to Successful Scripture Study (1989), by George A. Horton, Jr.

ID = [94]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 25810  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Novak, Gary F. “George D. Smith, ed., Faithful History: Essays on Writing Mormon History.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 (1993): Article 40.
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Review of Faithful History: Essays on Writing Mormon History (1992), edited by George D. Smith

ID = [157]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 50204  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Smith, Gregory L. “George D. Smith’s Nauvoo Polygamy.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): Article 5.
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Review of George D. Smith. Nauvoo Polygamy: &ldquo. . . But we called it celestial marriage.”

ID = [609]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 206339  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Bitton, Davis. “George Q. Cannon and the Faithful Narrative of Mormon History.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 275-293.
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Review of Life of Joseph Smith the Prophet (1888; 1986), by George Q. Cannon

Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Smith
ID = [407]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 20030  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Van Orden, Bruce A. “George Reynolds and Janne Sjodahl: Biographical Notes.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
ID = [8612]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
“Gerrit Bos Lecture Series.” Insights 32, no. 3 (2012).
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The Maxwell Institute is proud to sponsor a lec- ture series at Brigham Young University by Dr. Gerrit Bos, editor and translator of the Medical Works of Moses Maimonides and chair of the Martin-Buber-Institut at Cologne University.

Keywords: lecture series; BYU; editor; translator
ID = [66999]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Welch, John W., and Daniel B. McKinlay. “Getting Things Strai[gh]t.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Cowdery; Oliver; Critical Text; Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Straight; Strait; Translation
ID = [66519]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Welch, John W. “Getting through Isaiah with the Help of the Nephite Prophetic View.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 19—45. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67042]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Brown, Matthew B. “Girded about with a Lambskin.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 124-151.
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The publication of the Book of Mormon brought forward the first of many comparisons between the restorational work of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his surrounding environment, including Freemasonry. One point of comparison has been the lambskin apparel mentioned in 3 Nephi 4:7. A possible connection exists between this item of apparel and ritual clothing that was worn in ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesoamerica. I suggest a possible reason for the use of this item of clothing among the secret combinations in the Book of Mormon and discuss the lambskin apron used in Freemasonic ritual.

Keywords: Ancient Israel; Ancient Near East; Apron; Clothing; Egypt; Freemasonry; Joseph; Jr.; Mesoamerica; Restoration; Ritual; Smith
ID = [2960]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 61894  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
“Givens Featured Speaker at First Biennial Willes Center Lecture.” Insights 29, no. 5 (2009).
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The Book of Mormon and its status as an American Bible was the subject of the First Biennial Laura F. Willes Center Book of Mormon Lecture held October 8, 2009, at Brigham Young University. Terryl L. Givens, professor of literature and religion and occupant of the James Bostwick Chair of English at the University of Richmond, focused his remarks on two points: the provenance of the Book of Mormon and major motifs within it.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; BYU; literature; religion
ID = [66932]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Winwood, Richard I. “Glenn L. Pearson and Reid E. Bankhead. Building Faith with the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): Article 9.
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Review of Building Faith with the Book of Mormon (1994), by Glenn L. Pearson and Reid E. Bankhead

ID = [262]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 4062  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Kunz, Phillip R. “Glenn L. Pearson, Moroni’s Promise: The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): Article 5.
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Review of Moroni's Promise: The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon (1995), by Glenn L. Pearson

ID = [242]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 4977  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Welch, John W., David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, eds. Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
ID = [30093]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,mi,old-test,welch  Size:   Children: 23  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:23
Jospe, Raphael. “‘The Glory of God Is Intelligence’ A Note on Maimonides.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): Article 11.
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This article compares statements by the Jewish philosopher Maimonides and the Latter-day Saint prophet Joseph Smith concerning the corporeality of God.

ID = [576]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 9855  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Glowing Stones in Ancient and Medieval Lore.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 99-123.
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One of the great miracles of the Book of Mormon occurred when the brother of Jared asked the Lord to touch some clear stones so they would provide light inside the barges that would take his people across the ocean to the New World. To some modern readers, the story seems implausible. This article surveys a number of ancient and medieval accounts of glowing stones, including some said to have been used in Noah’s ark and the “fish” the Lord prepared to swallow Jonah. The parallels to the Jaredite story are remarkable and suggest an ancient milieu for the book of Ether.

Keywords: 16 Small Stones; Ancient Near East; Brother of Jared; Glowing Stones; Historicity; Jaredite; Jonah (Prophet); Noah (Prophet); Noah’s Ark
ID = [2959]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1564  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Prete, Roy A. “God in History? Nephi’s Answer.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 2 (2005): 26-37, 71.
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Trained to accept only material evidence, professional historians since the late nineteenth century have avoided writing “providential history”—history that acknowledges the hand of God in shaping human events. Even believing historians, lacking prophetic insight and revelation, have been at a loss to determine God’s role in the historical process. In Latter-day Saint tradition, the Book of Mormon, and especially the sweeping visions of prophet-historian Nephi, is seen as a welcome corrective. In defining God’s plan for the salvation of humankind, identifying specific instances of divine providence (e.g., the discovery and colonization of the American promised land), and outlining the principles governing such intervention (e.g., the higher purposes behind God’s ongoing covenant relationship with the house of Israel), Nephi’s writings greatly inform the modern LDS understanding of providential history.

Keywords: Divine Providence; History; Nephi; Prophecy; Revelation
ID = [3169]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 44607  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Nibley, Hugh W. “The God of the Philosophers.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1979.
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This packet consists of a collection of translated statements by ancient Greek philosophers concerning their perceptions of divinity. It quotes Thales, Anaximander, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and others on such abstract concepts as Absolute, causes, the One, the Nous (mind), and the uncreated.

Keywords: Old Testament; Ancient Israel
ID = [8366]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley,old-test  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Ricks, Stephen D. “God’s Name?” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 1-4.
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Review of The Name of God: From Sinai to the American Southwest. A Script and Language of Ancient Palestine Also Found in the Ancient American Southwest (1998), by James R. Harris, assisted by Dann W. Hone

Keywords: Ancient America; Epigraphy; Grammar; Language; Petroglyphs; Typology
ID = [333]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 8181  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Smith, Robert F. “The ”Golden” Plates.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Early Church History; Gold Plates; Metallurgy; Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Tumbaga
ID = [66524]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Vaggalis, Ted. “The Gospel and the Captive Woman.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): 265-290.
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Review of Sterling M. McMurrin. The Theological Foundations of the Mormon Religion.

Keywords: Education; Jesus Christ; Philosophy; Scholarship; Theology
ID = [534]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 58308  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:20
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Gospel as Taught by Nephite Prophets.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Baptism; Endure to the End; Faith; Gift of the Holy Ghost; Gospel; Jesus Christ; Nephite; Prophet; Repentance
ID = [66518]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Gee, John. “The Grace of Christ.” FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 247-259.
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The Greek term often translated as “grace” has a broad range of meaning. Neither Jesus nor the Gospels teach that man is saved by grace alone; Paul is the predominant New Testament writer to use the term. The Protestant concept of grace stems from the time of Augustine. Book of Mormon prophets specify what actions are required to lay hold of the grace of Christ, a boon to be desired.

Keywords: Augustine; Early Christianity; Grace; Jesus Christ
ID = [652]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 28400  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:21
Peterson, Daniel C., and John Gee. “Graft and Corruption: On Olives and Olive Culture in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 186–247. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
ID = [67900]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test,peterson  Size: 125665  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:47
Jones, Clifford P. “The Great and Marvelous Change: An Alternate Interpretation.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 2 (2010): 50-63.
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The customary interpretation of 3 Nephi 11:1 has been that those around the temple in Bountiful were showing one another the “ great and marvelous change” that had taken place in the land. However, Jones argues that those people were discussing instead the change that had taken place in their hearts. By examining the context in which this scripture appears and by interpreting other scriptures, especially ones emphasizing the way in which most revelation is received, Jones shows that the atonement of Jesus Christ and the individuals’ subsequent change of heart would have been the main topic of their discussion and would therefore be an appropriate understanding of the scripture.

Keywords: Atonement; Bountiful (Polity); Change of Heart; Crucifixion; Revelation; Temple
ID = [3254]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 53055  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Gee, John. A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Since the rediscovery of the Joseph Smith Papyri in 1967, the papyri have been the center of conflicting, and often confusing, claims. This full-color, reader-friendly guide contains an overview of the basic facts and major theories about the papyri, along with helpful maps, illustrations, charts, and glossaries of terms and names.
Written by Egyptologist John Gee, this guide reflects not only the latest Egyptological research but also the most recent Latter-day Saint thought about the papyri. It deals with the nature of the papyri, their contents, their provenance, their relationship to the Book of Abraham and the Book of Breathings, current views of believers and detractors, and more.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles; Book of Abraham Translation; Joseph Smith Papyri
ID = [7005]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-books  Size: 84908  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:45:16
Davis, Garold N., and Mark J. Johnson. “H. Clay Gorton, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): Article 10.
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Review of The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts (1994), by H. Clay Gorton.

ID = [202]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,old-test  Size: 12973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Johnson, Mark J. “H. Clay Gorton, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): Article 11.
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Review of The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts (1994), by H. Clay Gorton.

ID = [203]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,old-test  Size: 19138  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Hancock, Ralph C. “H. Verlan Anderson. The Book of Mormon and the Constitution and Brad E. Hainsworth. If Men Were Angels: The Book of Mormon, Christ and the Constitution.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 2 (1997): Article 3.
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Review of The Book of Mormon and the Constitution (1995), by H. Verlan Andersen; and If Men Were Angels: The Book of Mormon, Christ and the Constitution (1995), by Brad E. Hainsworth.

ID = [274]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 23187  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Cracroft, Richard H. “Had for Good and Evil: 19th-Century Literary Treatments of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 2 (2003).
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Moroni prophesied on 21 September 1823 that Joseph’s name, and by implication the book he would eventually translate and publish, should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues. Many current criticisms of the Book of Mormon trace their roots to the antagonistic critiques by 19th-century authors, beginning with Abner Cole, Alexander Campbell, and E. D. Howe. Campbell in particular was responsible for introducing the environmental theory: that Joseph Smith introduced 19th-century elements into his story. Travelers to Salt Lake City published their exposés, which were mostly critical of the Latter-day Saints and their book of sacred scripture. Mark Twain’s dismissive treatment of the book forged lasting popular misconceptions of the book. Fiction writers of the 19th century contributed to suspicion of and ignorance about Mormonism and the Book of Mormon. In more recent times, Fawn M. Brodie, Thomas O’Dea, and Robert V. Remini perpetuated environmental claims about the book. Recent Latter-day Saint scholars— Hugh Nibley, Richard Bushman, and Terryl Givens— represent those who speak good of the book and try to correct misperceptions about it.

ID = [3122]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 71353  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Gee, John. “The Hagiography of Doubting Thomas.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 2 (1998): 158-183.
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Review of Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson's Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon (1996), by Stan Larson

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Mesoamerica
ID = [304]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 63795  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Miller, Roger L. “‘Hail, Cumorah! Silent Wonder’: Music Inspired by the Hill Cumorah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 98-109, 171-173.
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A varied body of musical works inspired by the Hill Cumorah’s prophetic history attests to the dramatic and emotional appeal of this great landmark of Mormonism. The author surveys a variety of musical works, including compositions, anthems, hymns, oratories, plays, operas, and musicals, that show a wealth of musical potential in the Hill Cumorah’s history. Despite the variety and quality of works composed thus far, the author considers the potential largely untapped and hopes that the music of Cumorah has only just begun.

Keywords: Cumorah; Hill Cumorah; Music
ID = [3144]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 63521  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Hamblin, William J. “Handheld Weapons in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
ID = [8392]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:57
Parry, Donald W. Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.
ID = [30008]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 10:52:22
Sorenson, John L. “Harold K. Nielsen, Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 14.
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Review of Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon (1987), by Harold K. Nielsen.

ID = [53]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,sorenson  Size: 5132  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Paulsen, David L., Roger D. Cook, and Kendel J. Christensen. “The Harrowing of Hell: Salvation for the Dead in Early Christianity.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 1 (2010): 56-77.
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One of the largest theological issues throughout Christian history is the fate of the unevangelized dead: Will they be eternally damned? Will they be lesser citizens in the kingdom of God? Will they have a chance to accept Christ postmortally? These issues are related to the soteriological problem of evil. The belief of the earliest Christians, even through the time of the church fathers Origen and Clement of Alexandria, was that postmortal evangelization was possible. One of the origins of this belief is seen in apocalyptic Judaism, in which righteous gentiles are not left to suffer eternally but, however, are given a lesser status than righteous Jews. Early Christian doctrine goes even further through the belief of Christ’s preaching in Hades—all people have a chance, through accepting Christ, to be save in the same state. Later, however, many Christian theologians such as Aquinas, Luther, and Calvin rejected this doctrine and contended that righteousness and unrighteousness are fixed at death.

Keywords: Conversion; Doctrine; Early Christianity; Hell; Missionary Work; Postmortal Life; Salvation; Salvation for the Dead
ID = [3248]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 103285  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Wirth, Diane E. “Harry L. Ropp, Are the Mormon Scriptures Reliable?” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 27.
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Review of Are the Mormon Scriptures Reliable? (1987), by Harry L. Ropp, with revisions from Wesley P. Walters.

ID = [83]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 12635  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:17
Gee, John. “Has Olishem Been Discovered?” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013): 104-107.
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News reports from 2013 identify the site of Oylum Höyük with both the city of Abraham and the ancient city of Ulišum. The latter has been identified with the Olishem of Abraham 1:10. While the preliminary reports are encouraging, the evidence upon which the archaeologists base their identifications has not yet been published. So while there is nothing against the proposed identifications, they are not proven either.

Keywords: Abraham (Prophet); Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Olishem; Pearl of Great Price
ID = [3302]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 15834  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:40
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Has the Seal of Mulek Been Found?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 2 (2003): 72-93, 117-118.
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A small stamp seal bearing the inscription belonging to Malkiyahu, son of the king, arguably belonged to Mulek, son of Zedekiah, who accompanied one of the Israelite groups that settled in the New World. Jeremiah 38:6 mentions Malchiah the son of Hammelech, which could also be a reference to this same Mulek. Discussion centers on similar seals, the meaning of Ben Hamelek, the possible age of Malkiyahu, and Book of Mormon claims about Mulek. This seal could conceivably have been left behind in Jerusalem and found centuries later, thus representing an archaeological artifact of a Book of Mormon personality.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Jerusalem; King Zedekiah; Mulek; Old Testament; Seal
ID = [3127]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 55591  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
Norwood, L. Ara. “He Ain’t Heavy.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): 133-163.
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Review of Is the Mormon My Brother? (1997), by James R. White

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
ID = [381]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 69241  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘He Shall Add’: Wordplay on the Name Joseph and an Early Instance of Gezera Shawa in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 30, no. 2 (2010).
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In explaining the prophecies of Isaiah in which his soul delighted, Nephi sets up an intriguing wordplay on the name Joseph. On several occasions he combines segments of Isaiah 11:11 and Isaiah 29:14 to foretell the gathering and restoration of Israel at the time of the coming forth of additional scripture. The most discernible reason for Nephi’s interpretation of these two specific texts in the light of each other is their shared use of the Hebrew verb yāsap, which literally means “to add” but can have the more developed senses to “continue” or “proceed to do” something and “to do again.” This verb is also the source of the name Joseph, which means “may He [the Lord] add,” “He shall add,” or “He has added.” Rachel, the mother of the patriarch Joseph, is said to have explained the giving of this name to her son with that basic sense in mind: “And she called his name Joseph [yôsēp], and said, The Lord shall add [yōsēp] to me another son” (Genesis 30:24; emphasis in all scriptural citations is mine). Thus when Nephi combined these two prophecies together through their common use of yāsap, he was also using a wordplay on the name Joseph both to remind us that it was the seed of Joseph that would be gathered and to foretell the involvement of another Joseph, Joseph Smith, in the gathering and in the coming forth of scripture.

Keywords: Nephi; scripture; Joseph; texts
ID = [66947]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:40
Ricks, Stephen D. “Heavenly Visions and Prophetic Calls in Isaiah 6 (2 Nephi 16), the Book of Mormon, and the Revelation of John.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 171—90. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67048]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:41
Skousen, Royal. “Hebraic Conditionals in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 201-203. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Hebraism
ID = [75685]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Parry, Donald W. “Hebraisms and Other Ancient Peculiarities in the Book of Mormon.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 155-189. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Hebraism; Language - Hebrew; Parallelism; Poetry; Simile Curse
ID = [75593]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 54376  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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A Hebraism is an English representation of something that originally was Hebrew. John Tvedtnes argues that Joseph Smith did a good job of rendering, as closely as he could in English, an ancient text. He discusses instances where the English language used in the Book of Mormon reflects a Hebraic source.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Language
ID = [8609]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Stubbs, Brian D. “Hebrew and Uto-Aztecan: Possible Linguistic Connections.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Language; Language - Hebrew; Language - Uto-Aztecan
ID = [66525]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:38
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Hebrew Background of the Book of Mormon.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 77-91. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The English translation of the Book of Mormon shows many characteristics of the Hebrew language. In many places the words that have been used and the ways in which the words have been put together are more typical of Hebrew than of English. These Hebraisms, as I will call them, are evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon—evidence that Joseph Smith did not write a book in English but translated an ancient text and that his translation reflects the Hebrew words and word order of the original.

Keywords: Hebraism; Historicity; Language; Language - Hebrew; Translation
ID = [75624]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 24680  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tov, Emanuel. “The Hebrew Bible in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, February 20, 1994. This is a transcript of an address given at the 1994 Annual FARMS Lecture.
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Emanuel Tov focuses on biblical texts found in Qumran. He discusses which texts were found, the significance of such a find, what the scrolls look like and are made of, scribal errors, and how the ancient texts relate to the texts we have today. Also included is a question-and-answer section that addresses such topics as the Teacher of Righteousness, copper plates, and the Temple Scroll.

Keywords: Apocrypha; Pseudepigrapha; Dead Sea Scrolls
ID = [8607]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-02-20  Collections:  farms-reports,old-test  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 9:59:59
Sperry, Sidney B. “Hebrew Idioms in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 1 (1995): 218-225.
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Literal translations of Hebrew idioms are prevalent in the Book of Mormon, as are literal renditions of compound Hebrew prepositions. Parallels can be found in the Old and New Testaments, especially in the Hebrew translation of the Old Testament.

Keywords: Figurative Language; Hebraisms; Idiom; Language; Language - Hebrew; Linguistic Analysis; Translation
ID = [2884]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 13381  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Ricks, Stephen D., and John A. Tvedtnes. “The Hebrew Origin of Some Book of Mormon Place Names.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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The place-names Cumorah, Jershon, and Zarahemla have possible Hebrew origins.

ID = [2968]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 10686  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:37
Ricks, Stephen D., and John A. Tvedtnes. “The Hebrew Origin of Three Book of Mormon Place-Names.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 88-92. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Cumorah; Jershon (Land of); Language; Language - Hebrew; Onomastics; Zarahemla (Mulekite); Zarahemla (Polity)
ID = [75662]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 8055  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Wayment, Thomas A. “The Hebrew Text of Alma 7:11.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 1 (2005): 98-103, 130.
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The brass plates were essential to Lehi’s posterity since they contained the teachings that would lead them to righteousness; there are quotations from the brass plates throughout the Book of Mormon. We do not know what language or languages were used on the plates that came from Laban’s trove. Alma’s rendering of an unattributed Isaiah quotation is closer to the Hebrew text than are the versions found in the Septuagint and King James Bible. But when this same quotation appears a second time in the Book of Mormon and is attributed to Isaiah, it follows the KJV rendering. This curiosity offers a clue to the riddle of the language of the brass plates—it is very possible that at least some of the writings were in Hebrew.

Keywords: Brass Plates; Isaiah; King James Bible; Language; Language - Hebrew
ID = [3161]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 28927  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:39
“Herculaneum Papyri Project Catalyzes New Oxford Society.” Insights 24, no. 4 (2004).
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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
ID = [66757]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 11:05:39
Gardner, Cristie B. “Heroes from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1991): 7-14.
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Review of Heroes from the Book of Mormon (1995), by Deseret Book

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet); Alma the Elder; Alma the Younger; Amulek; Brother of Jared; Captain Moroni; Doctrine; Enos (Son of Jacob); Faith; Jacob (Son of Lehi); King Benjamin; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Samuel the Lamanite; Scripture Study; Seed; Tree of Life; Zeezrom
ID = [258]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 17176  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:18
Arnold, Marilyn. “Hidden Ancient Records Abound.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 53-56.
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Review of The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of the Darkness unto Light” (2000), by John A. Tvedtnes

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Gold Plates; Hidden Records; Historicity
ID = [386]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 8186  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 8:42:19
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hidden Records.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 9-30. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Burial; Dead Sea Scrolls; Early Christianity; Freemasonry; Hidden Books; Hidden Records; Judaism; Metal Plates; Nag Hammadi Library
ID = [75604]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hiding Records in Boxes.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 31-57. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Near East; Ark of the Covenant; Early Christianity; Gold Plates; Hidden Records; Judaism; Metal Plates
ID = [75605]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hiding Sacred Relics.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 109-126. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Breastplate; Burial; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls; Early Christianity; Gold Plates; Judaism; Nephite Interpreters; Relics; Sword of Laban; Temple Worship; Urim and Thummim