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Unattributed. “Making the Case for Cultural Diffusion in Ancient Times.” Insights 26, no. 4 (2006).
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Old theories die hard in academia, at least when they are entrenched and have been defended intellectually with fervor. Only with overwhelming evidence to the contrary does the institutional status quo crumble and make way for new theories to find legitimacy within the academic mainstream. Illustrative of this struggle for acceptance in the academy has been the contest between the establishment position that ancient American civilization evolved in complete independence from the Old World and the “cultural diffusion hypothesis.” The latter proposes that American societies did not arise and develop in total isolation but were stimulated by connections from the Old World.

Keywords: academia; Old World; ancient times; language; literature
ID = [66819]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Boone, David F. “‘A Man Raised Up’: The Role of Willard W. Bean in the Acquisition of the Hill Cumorah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 24-37, 168-169.
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After nearly three-quarters of a century, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sought to reestablish its presence in the Palmyra area by sending Willard W. Bean and his family to live in the newly acquired Joseph Smith Sr. home in Manchester, New York. Bean soon discovered he had a difficult task set before him because Joseph Smith and Mormonism were held in derision in Palmyra. During the twenty-four years that the Bean family lived in the home, they overcame ostracization through cultivating friendships and preaching the gospel. Willard Bean was instrumental in the acquisition of additional properties of historical significance, including the Hill Cumorah. He restored and improved the Hill Cumorah and nearby acreage. Having completed their assignment to make friends for the church in Palmyra and to build up the church there, the Beans were released from their mission in 1939.

Keywords: Hill Cumorah; Missionary Work; NY; Palmyra; Restoration
ID = [3137]  Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 62180  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:04
Midgley, Louis C. “A Māori View of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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The M?ori people read and understood the Book of Mormon from their own cultural perspective. Rather than examining particular verses for doctrinal content, the M?ori viewed the Book of Mormon as a moral story of a people with failings and strengths. They likened the stories to themselves, feeling they lacked the spiritual strength to stay on a righteous path for long. They saw a tragic story of families in conflict and subtribes and tribes quarreling with each other and bent on revenge for personal insults and factional quarrels. The kinship ties seemed particularly relevant to them. The Book of Mormon can be read in multiple ways and will be interpreted according to the cultural background of those reading it.

ID = [2990]  Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 23439  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Hauglid, Brian M. “Margaret and Paul Toscano, Strnagers in Paradox: Exploration in Mormon Theology.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): Article 16.
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Review of Strangers in Paradox: Explorations in Mormon Theology (1990), by Margaret and Paul Toscano.

ID = [192]  Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 76181  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Mitton, George L. “Margaret Barker on the Importance of the Ancient Table in the Establishment of Early Christian Worship and Liturgy.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 1-2.
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Reviews of Margaret Barker. Temple Themes in Chrstian Worship.

Keywords: Early Christianity; Temple Worship
ID = [628]  Type = review  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 3954  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Davidson, Karen Lynn. “Marilyn Arnold. Sweet is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon-Its Narrative, Teachings, and People.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): Article 3.
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Review of Sweet is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon? Its Narrative, Teachings, and People (1996), by Marilyn Arnold

ID = [256]  Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 6522  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Freeman, Robert C. “Mark A. Smith. The Power of God.” FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 1 (1999): Article 9.
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Review of The Power of God (1997), by Mark A. Smith

ID = [322]  Type = review  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 4798  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Mark D. Thomas, ‘A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language,’ pp. 53-80.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 379-417.
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Review of “A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language” (1993), by Mark D. Thomas.

Keywords: Criticism; Rhetoric; Sacrament
ID = [174]  Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 95716  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
McClellan, Daniel O. “Mark S. Smith. Where the Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions of Anthropomorphism in the Biblical World. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 8 no. 1 (2016).
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Smith’s newest book, Where the Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions of Anthropomorphism in the Biblical World (part of the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library), continues that multidisciplinary trajectory, examining early anthropomorphic conceptualizations of deity in the Hebrew Bible and in cognate literature, as well as the way place and space mediated, influenced, and constrained those conceptualizations. The salience of anthropomorphism in recent years owes much to recent publications like Esther Hamori’s “When Gods Were Men” (2008),4 Benjamin Sommer’s The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel (2009),5 and Anne Knafl’s Forming God: Divine Anthropomorphism in the Pentateuch (2014),6 and Smith engages with each in outlining a unique model of divine embodiment. However, Smith also seeks new insights in Where the Gods Are through the interpretive frameworks of materiality and spatiality, briefly roping in discussions about cognitive science and anthropology (without straying too far from his methodological wheelhouse).

Keywords: Biblical studies; religious scholarship
ID = [7067]  Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba  Size: 22027  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:08
Hunt, Wallace E., Jr. “The Marketplace.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 2 (1995).
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The small detail of the “chief market” mentioned in the story of Nephi’s prayer on his tower (Helaman 7:10) corresponds well to what is known of marketplaces in ancient Mesoamerica.

ID = [2917]  Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 8951  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Hunt, Wallace E., Jr. “The Marketplace.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 196-200. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Economy; Mesoamerica
ID = [75684]  Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Eyring, Henry B. “The Marketplace of Ideas.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002. An address delivered at the annual FARMS banquet, 13 October 1994.
ID = [8396]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-06-26  Collections:  farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:13
Unattributed. “Mary and Elisabeth Topic of Museum of Art Lecture.” Insights 27, no. 1 (2007).
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As part of the ongoing Museum of Art lecture series on the life of Christ, S. Kent Brown, director of FARMS, addressed the topic “The Birth of the Savior” on January 17. Drawing from Luke 1 and 2 and studies on life among ancient Jews, he focused on Mary and Elisabeth, whose lives are only faintly sketched in the scriptures.

Keywords: art; lecture; Book of Mormon; scriptures
ID = [66837]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Welch, John W. “Masada and the World of the New Testament: A Preview Lecture.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
ID = [8621]  Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,welch  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Foster, Craig L. “Massacring the Truth.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 137-176.
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Review of Christopher Cain (producer). September Dawn and Review of Carole Whang Schutter. September Dawn.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism; Mountain Meadows Massacre
ID = [584]  Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 94569  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Welch, John W. “A Masterpiece: Alma 36.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 114-131. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Chiasmus is a style of writing known in antiquity and mused by many ancient and some modern writers. It consists of arranging a series of words or ideas in one order, and then repeating it in reverse order. In the hands of a skillful writer, this literary form can serve several purposes. The repeating of key words in the two halves underlines the importance of the concepts they present. Furthermore, the main idea of the passage is placed at the turning point where the second half begins, which emphasizes it. The repeating form also enhances clarity and speeds memorizing. Readers (or listeners) gain a pleasing sense of completeness as the passage returns at the end to the idea that began it. Identifying the presence of chiasmus in a composition can reveal many complex and subtle features of the text.

Keywords: Chiasm; Chiasmus; Historicity; Parallelism
ID = [75627]  Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 29104  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Taylor, Catherine C. “The Matrilineal Cord of Rahab in the Via Latina Catacomb.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 8 no. 1 (2016).
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Rahab, Tamar, Susanna, Mary, and Eve are all biblical women traditionally associated with sexually scandalous narratives in biblical text. Their stories are easily read initially as types of revealed shame that do not often carry that same burden for men in the story. Rahab’s narrative is found in Joshua 2 and 6, and its legacy continues in the genealogical references found in Ruth 4 and Matthew 1 as well as in the typology of her conversion in Hebrews 11 and James 2. Rahab’s story is ultimately part of a larger story about the sovereignty of Israel’s God and the accounting of his interventions and deliverance in bringing Israel into the promised land of Canaan.

Keywords: Rahab; Via Latina Catacombs; Biblical studies; religious scholarship
ID = [7063]  Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba  Size: 72532  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:08
McKinlay, Daniel B. “Matthew B. Brown and Paul T. Smith. Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration.” FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 1 (1999): Article 7.
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Review of Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration (1997), by Matthew B. Brown and Paul T. Smith

ID = [320]  Type = review  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 9100  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Wayment, Thomas A. “Maverick Scholarship and the Apocrypha.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 209-214.
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Review of Robert M. Price. The Pre-Nicene New Testament: Fifty-four Formative Texts.

Keywords: Apocrypha; Early Christianity; New Testament
ID = [587]  Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,old-test  Size: 12789  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Gaskill, Alonzo L. “Maximus Nothus Decretum: A Look at the Recent Catholic Declaration regarding Latter-day Saint Baptisms.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 175-196.
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Review of “The Question of the Validity of Baptism Conferred in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (unpublished), by Luis Ladaria

Keywords: Baptism for the Dead
ID = [395]  Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 53430  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Announces Nibley Fellows.” Insights 32, no. 4 (2012).
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Named in honor of the late Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh W. Nibley, the Maxwell Institute’s Nibley Fellowship Program is intended to help foster the next generation of faithful scholars by providing financial aid to students enrolled in accredited doctoral programs in areas of study related to the work and mission of the institute, including study of the Bible, early Christianity, the Book of Mormon and other restoration scriptures, and Mormon studies.

Keywords: Latter-day Saint; scholar; Hugh W. Nibley; generation
ID = [66654]  Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Announces Valuable New Research Tool.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).
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The Maxwell Institute and the Harold B. Lee Library have announced that a new electronic database, “Book of Mormon Publications, 1829–1844,” will soon be available to researchers and others interested in Mormon history. “We are excited about this collection,” notes M. Gerald Bradford, executive director of the Maxwell Institute, “because it brings together for the first time everything published about the Book of Mormon during Joseph Smith’s lifetime. Books, pamphlets, and articles from newspapers and periodicals are all included. This represents a major step forward for Mormon studies.”

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; research; Book of Mormon; BYU
ID = [66895]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Open House.” Insights 26, no. 3 (2006).
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The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship invites you to an open house from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in room 3215 of BYU’s Wilkinson Center on Thursday, 24 August 2006, during Campus Education Week. This will be an occasion for you to meet authors, editors, directors, and friends and to celebrate the formation of this new BYU institute.

Keywords: religious scholarship; BYU Institute; education week
ID = [66817]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Scholars Speak at FAIR Conference.” Insights 26, no. 4 (2006).
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Scholars from the Maxwell Institute, as well as a number of authors who contribute to the institute’s publications, delivered papers at the recent FAIR conference held in Sandy, Utah, in August. The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing well-documented answers to criticisms of Latter-day Saint doctrine, belief, and practice.

Keywords: BYU; conference; fair; scripture; Maxwell Institute
ID = [66822]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Bushman, Richard Lyman. “Maxwell Institute Summer Seminar: ‘The Gold Plates as Cultural Artifact’” Insights 32, no. 3 (2012).
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For six weeks this past summer, eight scholars from all over the United States and from Eu- rope met daily in the Maxwell Institute library to discuss and research the topic “The Cultural History of the Gold Plates.” They were the lat- est rendition of a seminar that has met every summer since 1997 under the direction of Richard Bushman, with the aid of Terryl Givens and Claudia Bushman, to explore as- pects of Mormon culture.

Keywords: Gold Plates; Mormon culture; tradition; seminar
ID = [66992]  Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:18
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Supports BYU Symposium on Oliver Cowdery with Speakers, New Book.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).
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To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Oliver Cowdery’s birth on 3 October 1806, more than a dozen scholars treated crowds in the BYU Conference Center to fresh perspectives on Cowdery as a central figure in the Restoration. Entitled “Oliver Cowdery: Restoration Witness, Second Elder,” the symposium featured cultural historian Richard L. Bushman as keynote speaker and several other distinguished speakers spread throughout four sessions of three or four concurrent presentations each. Cosponsors of the five-hour event, held on 10 November, were the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation and BYU’s Religious Studies Center.

Keywords: BYU; symposium; Joseph Smith; history
ID = [66827]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-06  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Thanks Senator Bennett.” Insights 27, no. 3 (2007).
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On May 8 Andrew Skinner, executive director of the Maxwell Institute, Daniel C. Peterson, editor in chief and director of its Middle Eastern Texts Initiative, and Ed Snow, Development Director, met with U.S. Senator Bob Bennett and leaders of the Library of Congress in Washington DC to thank the senator for helping to secure federal funding for METI and to present him with several volumes of METI publications. Beginning in 2005, Senator Bennett worked to obtain $750,000 from the Library of Congress’s bud-get to go toward METI publications, in addition to requesting $250,000 more for 2008.

Keywords: Daniel C. Peterson; library; funding; ancient works
ID = [66853]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute to Sponsor Presentations at Education Week.” Insights 28, no. 2 (2008).
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The Maxwell Institute is pleased to sponsor a series of presentations at Brigham Young University Campus Education Week, slated for August 19–22, 2008, in Provo, Utah. These presentations, given by members of the Institute’s administration and associated scholars, represent a range of the work done by the Maxwell Institute.

Keywords: BYU; education week; Maxwell Institute; lecture
ID = [66886]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-02  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Well Represented at FAIR Conference.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).
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Four scholars from the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship spoke at the FAIR conference held in Sandy, Utah, in August. FAIR, the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing well-documented answers to criticisms of Latter-day Saint doctrine, belief, and practice.

Keywords: Neal A. Maxwell Institute; doctrine; FAIR Conference; Book of Mormon
ID = [66867]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “Maxwell Institute Well Represented at FAIR Conference.” Insights 28, no. 5 (2008).
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Several scholars associated with the Maxwell Institute spoke at the FAIR conference held in Sandy, Utah, in August. As explained on its Web site (www.fairlds.org), FAIR (the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing well-documented answers to criticisms of Latter-day Saint doctrine, belief, and practice.

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; FAIR Conference; BYU; scripture
ID = [66902]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-12-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Christenson, Allen J. “Maya Harvest Festivals and the Book of Mormon: Annual FARMS Lecture.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3, no. 1 (1991): 1-31.
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Christenson, in the annual FARMS lecture delivered on 27 February 1991, examined the Maya New Year’s harvest festival, perhaps the most important public festival of the year. The festival coincided with the main corn harvest in mid-November and served as the New Year’s Day of the solar calendar, when kingship was renewed. Christenson gave particular attention to the symbolic treatments of the evil god Mam; the ritual descent of the king, as representative of the god of life and resurrection, into the underworld; the king’s ritual conflict with and defeat of the lords of the underworld (and of death); and the king’s triumphant return or resurrection. The Maya used the image of the tree of life in connection with the atonement and resurrection.

Keywords: Atonement; Calendar System; Festival; Maya; Mesoamerica; Resurrection; Tree of Life
ID = [111]  Type = talk  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 62106  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Unattributed. “Maya Origin Story Now on Searchable CD-ROM.” Insights 27, no. 1 (2007).
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The Popol Vuh, an epic poem that tells the creation story of the Maya, will soon be avail-able in a searchable database published on CD-ROM by the Maxwell Institute’s Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART). Prepared by Allen J. Christenson, the database incorporates his recently published edition and translation of the Popol Vuh. The database offers the first-ever publication of a complete set of images of the earliest manuscript of the Popol Vuh, kindly provided by the New-berry Library in Chicago.

Keywords: religious texts; Maya origin; translation; culture
ID = [66836]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
England, Eugene. “‘Means unto Repentance’: Unique Book of Mormon Insights into Christ’s At-one-ment.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 153-167. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Many Christians and their churches have seen the fall of Adam as a great mistake that ruined God’s plan and offended him. They have assumed that God was unhappy with humanity for what Adam did in Eden. This led to the idea that we must win back his love and favor. If we could not do that by our own actions, then it had to be by Christ’s suffering, as a kind of gift that would please God. But the scriptures are clear that God did not reject us; rather, mankind rejected him. We do not need to win back God’s love; he is always ready. Instead, we need to be reconciled to God.

Keywords: Atonement; Fall of Adam; Jesus Christ; Love; Reconciliation; Repentance
ID = [75630]  Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 28640  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Welch, John W., John M. Lundquist, and Stephen D. Ricks. “The Melchizedek Material in Alma 13:13-19.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by , 238-272. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Melchizedek (Prophet); Plan of Redemption
ID = [75772]  Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:18
Baron, Ross David. “Melodie Moench Charles and the Humanist Worldview.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 91-119.
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Review of “Book of Mormon Christology” (1993), by Melodie Moench Charles.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Christology; Criticism
ID = [200]  Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 45944  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Tanner, Martin S. “Melodie Moench Charles, ‘Book of Mormon Christology’” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995): 6-37.
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Review of “Book of Mormon Christology” (1993), by Melodie Moench Charles.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Christology; Criticism
ID = [214]  Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 74173  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Sorenson, John L. “Memorial: Max Wells Jakeman 1910-1998.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).
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Observations from Jakeman’s students honor this LDS scholar, who could be called the father of Book of Mormon archaeology.

ID = [2987]  Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 4250  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Olsen, Steven L. “Memory and Identity in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013): 40-51.
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Remember is one of the most frequently used verbs in the Book of Mormon. It is consistently used by its authors in a covenant context—establishing or renewing an eternal relationship with God, expressing and realizing the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and preserving the distinctive identity of a covenant people. The present study examines the complex and profound ways that the complementary concepts of memory, identity, and covenants express the meaning of the sacred Nephite history through the vocabulary and narrative structures of the text and postulates how and why the Nephites preserved this official record for posterity.

Keywords: Context; Covenant; Gospel; Identity; Jesus Christ; Memory; Narrative; Remember
ID = [3297]  Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 43752  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:05
Unattributed. “Mentoring Students at the Maxwell Institute.” Insights 29, no. 1 (2009).
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We have all felt the excitement that comes from seeing a great scholar at work, whether in the classroom or the archives. No less palpable is the thrill of a personal encounter with the past through direct contact with ancient texts or artifacts. Most of us can trace our fascination with the ancient world back to just such a personal encounter. One of our roles at the Maxwell Institute is to help inspire the next generation of young scholars. We do this by providing opportunities for BYU students to work directly with Institute scholars on new research, and thus to help them have their own encounters with the ancient world.

Keywords: students; Maxwell Institute; BYU; language
ID = [66910]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Givens, Terryl L. “Themes.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 107-136.
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Givens first recounts the six visions that Nephi records in the Book of Mormon. He then suggests five themes from these visions: personal revelation, focus on Jesus Christ, wilderness and varieties of Zion, new configurations of scripture, and the centrality of family. Finally, he expands on each of these themes individually, explaining how they are illustrated throughout the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Family; Jesus Christ; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Personal Revelation; Vision; Zion
ID = [625]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 68856  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Sorenson, John L. “A Mesoamerican System of Weights and Measures? Did the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica use a system of weights and scales in measuring goods and their values?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 2 (1992).
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Ancient Mesoamericans used some systems of weights and measures; items in the market, though, were usually sold by volume. The Mesoamerican weights and measures may coincide with the weights and measures described in Alma 11 of the Book of Mormon, but more research is necessary in order to make conclusive claims.

ID = [3010]  Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 27131  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Roper, Matthew P. “Mesoamerican ‘Cimeters’ in Book of Mormon Times.” Insights 28, no. 1 (2008).
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The Book of Mormon first mentions a weapon called a cimeter during the time of Enos (some time between about 544 and 421 bc). Speaking of his people’s Lamanite enemies, Enos says, “their skill was in the bow, and in the cimeter, and the ax” (Enos 1:20). Later, in the first and second centuries bc, the weapon was part of the armory of both Nephites and Lamanites in addition to swords and other weapons (Mosiah 9:16; 10:8; Alma 2:12; 43:18, 20, 37; 60:2; Helaman 1:14).

Keywords: Book of Mormon; cimeter; weapons; English
ID = [66883]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Sorenson, John L. “Mesoamericans in Pre-Spanish North America.” 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; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; Mesoamerica; Pre-Columbian American History
ID = [66506]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Sorenson, John L. “Mesoamericans in Pre-Spanish South America.” 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; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; Mesoamerica; Pre-Columbian American History
ID = [66505]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Parry, Donald W. “Messiah Becomes the New King: Notes on Isaiah 9:3–7.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 305–21. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Kingship; Messiah; Translation
ID = [67906]  Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-books  Size: 29510  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:23
Unattributed. “Messiah DVD Now Available.” Insights 30, no. 4 (2010).
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The long-anticipated DVD set, Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God, is now available for purchase. For the first time ever, teachings of the restoration, sound academic views from faithful Latter-day Saint scholars, and state-of-the-art documentary production have been combined in this seven-part series on Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

Keywords: Messiah; DVD; BYU; episodes
ID = [66954]  Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Smith, Alana. “Messianic Time and The Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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Walter Benjamin famously claimed that “only a redeemed mankind is granted the fullness of its past-which is to say, only for a redeemed mankind has its past become citable in all its moments. Each moment it has lived becomes a citation a l’ordre du jour. And that day is Judgment Day.” The Book of Mormon (1830) posits a pathway to redemption for believers and organizes all time around the coming of Christ. I aim to use Benjamin’s model of messianic time to interpret the complicated formal and narrative temporalities in The Book of Mormon and to offer a possible answer to the question, “Why did The Book of Mormon materialize when and where it did?” The Book of Mormon anticipates its own appearance in the nineteenth century. This temporal peculiarity authorizes my reading of the sacred text in its economic and historical context. I will argue that Joseph Smith’s discovery and translation of the plates he unearthed on a hillside in Palmyra, New York, presented a challenge to the capitalist perception of time that threatened to further disenfranchise Smith and others in the Burned-over District.

ID = [81911]  Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:31
Hamblin, William J. “Metal Plates and 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, 20-22. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Brass Plates; Metallurgy; Subscriptio
ID = [75645]  Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 5057  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Sorenson, John L. “Metals and Metallurgy relating to the Book of Mormon Text.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1992.
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The text of the Book of Mormon refers many times to metals, ores, and metal processing. John Sorenson provides an annotated bibliography of sources on archaeological finds of Old World and Mesoamerican metallurgy and metal specimens. He includes a summary of statements in the Book of Mormon text about metals, ores, and metal processing, with notes on Hebrew usage of metal-related terms.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Archaeology; Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Bibliography; Language - Hebrew; Metallurgy
ID = [8594]  Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports,sorenson  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Phillips, W. Revell. “Metals of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).
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For three weeks in February 2000, a team of BYU geologists worked in coastal Dhofar, focusing on geological formations that could have produced the metals needed by Nephi for making tools to build a ship. This article discusses the ores and processes that Nephi would have employed and considers the possibility that the coast of Dhofar may be a candidate for the location of Nephi’s shipbuilding.

ID = [3041]  Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 24426  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Gee, John. “A Method for Studying the Facsimiles.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): 347-353.
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Review of Allen J. Fletcher. A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles
ID = [564]  Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 14485  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Davis, D. Morgan. “METI Volume Highlights Education.” Insights 30, no. 5 (2010).
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Consider this picture: A sandy courtyard some- where on the outskirts of a desert village. A group of boys—ages perhaps 8 to 16—are gathered outside the entrance to a simple, well-worn little building. They are seated or kneeling in the sand, huddled in the last vestiges of the late morning shade. Each holds a text or a tablet. Some are reading, some are looking out to where the pale sky meets a broken line of housetops and trees, reciting, in a quiet murmur to themselves, the words of the book they are holding. Some gently rock back and forth as they read, letting the cadence of their movement compliment the rhythm of the words on the page. Others are writing on tablets of slate or wood. These writers are likewise engaged in the exercise of recitation, but with the pen, setting down line after line from memory. One boy uncrosses his legs, stands up, and steps toward a man who is seated on a little chair in front of the group. As the boy steps forward, his teacher rises and the boy presents his tablet to him. It is written front and back in neat lines of Arabic. Both the teacher and the boy are careful not to smudge the words on the slate. They are sacred words, revealed to a prophet named Muhammad long ago in Mecca, a town on the western edge of Arabia, toward which they have both been praying every day since they were very young.

Keywords: education; memory; school; tradition
ID = [66961]  Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-05  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Norman, V. Garth. “Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith. Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 12.
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Review of Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (1994), by Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith.

ID = [231]  Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 12505  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Warren, Bruce W. “Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith. Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 13.
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Review of Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (1994), by Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith.

ID = [232]  Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 7289  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Bush, Charles D. “Michael R. Todd, Ted E. Van Horn, and Mark Van Horn. Book of Mormon Stories CD-ROM.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): Article 17.
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Review of Book of Mormon Stories (CD-ROM, 1995), by Michael R. todd, Ted E. Van Horn, and Mark Van Horn

ID = [272]  Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 4579  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Unattributed. “The Michigan Relics Revisited.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).
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One of the most enduring archaeological hoaxes, the Michigan relics, a series of copper, slate, and clay forgeries, were “discovered” throughout counties in Michigan from the late 19th century until 1920. James Scotford and Daniel Soper apparently worked together to create and sell the forgeries. Scholars and archaeologists were skeptical from the outset, but interest in the objects persisted. In 1911 James E. Talmage studied the relics, recognizing the impact they could have on the perception of the Book of Mormon if they were genuine. In a detailed report, Talmage dismissed them as blatant forgeries.

Keywords: Michigan; Book of Mormon; relics; archeology
ID = [66762]  Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Midgley, Louis C. “A Mighty Kauri Has Fallen: Hugh Winder Nibley (1910–2005).” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): Article 14.
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Since 1989, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon has published review essays to help serious readers make informed choices and judgments about books and other publications on topics related to the Latter-day Saint religious tradition. It has also published substantial freestanding essays that made further contributions to the field of Mormon studies. In 1996, the journal changed its name to the FARMS Review with Volume 8, No 1. In 2011, the journal was renamed Mormon Studies Review.
The author reflects on the lasting influence of the eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, whose far-reaching scholarship, unmatched erudition, and vigorous defense of the Mormon faith established Mormon studies on a solid foundation and pointed the way for others to follow.

ID = [509]  Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,nibley  Size: 46348  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Johnson, D. Lynn. “The Missing Scripture.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 2 (1994): 84-93.
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During his visit to the Nephites, the Savior instructed Nephi to add to their records a missing scripture concerning the resurrection of many of the dead immediately following his own resurrection, as well as their appearance to many people. Good evidence suggests that it was Samuel the Lamanite’s prophecy of this resurrection that was missing. Aspects of the manner of recording, abridgment, and translation of the text of the Book of Mormon are elucidated through this missing scripture as it appears in the English text.

Keywords: Abridgment; Missing Scripture; Record; Resurrection; Samuel the Lamanite; Scripture; Translation
ID = [2873]  Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 17556  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Parr, Ryan. “Missing the Boat to Ancient America . . . Just Plain Missing the Boat.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): 83-106.
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Review of Simon G. Southerton. Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church.

Keywords: Ancient America; Criticism; DNA; Genetics; Native Americans; Science
ID = [500]  Type = review  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 53103  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Missing the Mark.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).
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In teaching Book of Mormon at Brigham Young University over the past quarter century, I have rarely found a student, whether true freshman or returned missionary, who knows what the word mark means in Jacob 4:14.1 Most of them know that the mark symbolizes Christ in this verse, but they do not know what a mark is. That is, if a mark symbolizes Christ, then mark must be something in real life other than Christ. In fact, most Book of Mormon readers justifiably feel satisfied and uplifted by relying on what they think mark means in this verse. While it is true that great lessons can be learned from this verse by relying simply on the symbolic meaning of mark, when the meaning of mark as it fell from the Prophet’s lips while translating becomes clear, whole new, additional dimensions of understandings of Jacob’s warning begin to unfold.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; BYU; student; mark; lessons
ID = [66915]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Pinegar, Ed J. “Missionary Work and 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. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Referring to passages in the Book of Mormon (which is the great converter), Ed Pinegar, former president of the Missionary Training Center, emphasizes the commission that all members of the church have to bring souls to Christ. Missionaries are expected to exemplify the virtues that they teach to potential converts, such as repentance-induced purity, charity, obedience, fasting and prayer, faith, knowledge, and commitment.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8564]  Type = talk  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Stokes, Adam O. “Mixing the Old with the New: The Implications of Reading the Book of Mormon from a Literary Perspective.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 25, no. 1 (2016).
ID = [3343]  Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 16652  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:06
Peterson, Daniel C. “A Modern Malleus maleficarum.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991): Article 20.
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Review of The Best Kept Secrets in the Book of Mormon (1988), by Loftes Tryk.

ID = [107]  Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 79260  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Elliott, T. Lynn. “Modern-Day Lessons from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 10.
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Review of As One Crying from the Dust: Book of Mormon Messages for Today (1999), by Brent L. Top

ID = [361]  Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 4065  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Benson, Ezra Taft, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Thomas S. Monson. “Modern-Language Editions of the Book of Mormon Discouraged.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 1-2.
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In this statement, the First Presidency requests that the Book of Mormon not be rewritten into familiar or modern English because of “risks that this process may introduce doctrinal errors or obscure evidence of its ancient origin.”

Keywords: Formatting; Modern-Language Edition
ID = [195]  Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 3588  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Peterson, Daniel C. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 16.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation (1988), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [55]  Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 11990  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:42
Reynolds, Noel B. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 23.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure (1989), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [79]  Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 13468  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Lane, Jennifer Clark. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, eds., The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9-30, This Is My Gospel.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): Article 10.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9-30, This Is My Gospel (1993), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [186]  Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 12045  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Thomas, Bryan J. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr. eds., The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni: From Zion to Destruction.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 4.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction (1995), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [224]  Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 63701  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Hauglid, Brian M. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 (1993): Article 36.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word (1992), edited by Monte S. Numan and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [153]  Type = review  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 13337  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Woolley, Scott. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991): Article 11.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy (1990), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [98]  Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 29205  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Johnson, Rand H. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only through Christ.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 58.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only through Christ (1991), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [133]  Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 8973  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Stirling, Mack C. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): Article 15.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word (1992), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [207]  Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 27128  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Lambert, L. Gary. “Monte S. Nyman, An Ensign to All People: The Sacred Message and Mission of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 15.
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Review of An Ensign to All People: The Sacred Message and Mission of the Book of Mormon (1987), by Monte S. Nyman.

ID = [54]  Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 6950  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:42
Hauglid, Brian M. “Monte S. Nyman, The Most Correct Book: Why the Book of Mormon Is the Keystone Scripture.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 57.
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Review of The Most Correct Book: Why the Book of Mormon Is the Keystone Scripture (1991), by Monte S. Nyman.

ID = [132]  Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 11279  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Holland, Jeffrey R. “‘More Fully Persuaded’: Isaiah’s Witness of Christ’s Ministry.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 1—18. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67041]  Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:18
Lewis, Robert E. “More Installments in a Ficto-Tract Series about Book of Mormon Scholarship.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 1 (1998): 341-354.
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Review of Into the Light: A Novel (1995), by Keith C. Terry; and The Remnant (1996), by Keith C. Terry and Wesley Jarvis

Keywords: Fiction; Scholarship
ID = [296]  Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 31858  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Williams, Clyde J. “More Light on Who Wrote the Title Page.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 28-29, 70.
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The title page of the Book of Mormon was most likely written by Moroni, but in recent years scholars have suggested that Mormon, Moroni’s father, may have written the first six lines of the title page, with Moroni writing the rest. However, a more in-depth analysis of the text on that page and the specific language that is used provides evidence supporting the notion that the title page was, in fact, written solely by Moroni.

Keywords: Authorship; Mormon; Moroni; Title Page
ID = [3069]  Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 11793  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Tvedtnes, John A. “More on the Hanging of Zemnarihah.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 208-210. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Execution; Laws
ID = [75687]  Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Adams, William James, Jr. “More on the Silver Plates from Lehi’s Jerusalem.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 2 (1995).
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Michael D. Coogan identifies the silver plates found in a Jerusalem burial site as one of the ten most significant finds for biblical archaeology because “they are our earliest witness to the text of the Bible.”

ID = [2916]  Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 3110  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Adams, William James, Jr. “More on the Silver Plates from Lehi’s Jerusalem.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 27-28. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Metal Plates
ID = [75647]  Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 2375  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Roper, Matthew P. “A More Perfect Priority?” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 362-378.
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Review of “The Priority of Mosiah: A Prelude to Book of Mormon Exegesis” (1993), by Brent Lee Metcalf.

Keywords: Anachronisms; Baptism; Birth of; Book of Mormon Translation; Criticism; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; King Benjamin’s Speech; Mosian Priority; Names of; Prophecies of; Three Witnesses
ID = [173]  Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 40842  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Barney, Kevin L. “A More Responsible Critique.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 97-146.
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Review of “Does the Book of Mormon Reflect an Ancient Near Eastern Background?” (2002), by Thomas J. Finley, and “Rendering Fiction: Translation, Pseudotranslation, and the Book of Mormon” (2002), by David J. Shepherd.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Christianity; Criticism; Doctrine; Hebraism; Metal Plates; Names; Translation
ID = [428]  Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 109697  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Midgley, Louis C. “More Revisionist Legerdemain and the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3, no. 1 (1991): 261-311.
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Review of The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture (1990), edited by Dan Vogel.

Keywords: Criticism; Doctrine; Revelation; Revisionism
ID = [108]  Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 133999  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Axelgard, Frederick W. “More Than Meets the Eye: How Nephite Prophets Managed the Jaredite Legacy.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
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This paper looks closely and critically at how the Nephite prophets dealt with the records of the Jaredites as the text of the Book of Mormon itself presents these dealings. 1 It questions unspoken assumptions that often pervade discussions of these records and of how record keepers from King Mosiah2 to Moroni managed them. It asks, for example, whether Mormon could realistically have taken on the task of preparing the abridgment of Jaredite history found in the book of Ether. It also challenges the idea that Moroni wrote the book of Ether only because Mormon did not have time to do so, suggesting instead that Moroni’s role in preserving the Jaredite legacy was his own unique commission from the Lord. These questions are part of my appeal for a fundamental reconsideration of the roles played by the key actors who handled the Jaredite records.

ID = [81894]  Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:31
Keller, Roger R. “Mormon and Moroni as Authors and Abridgers.” 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: Authorship; Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon)
ID = [66522]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Bitton, Davis. “Mormon Anti-Intellectualism: A Reply.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 59-62.
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Review of “Anti-Intellectualism in Mormon History” (1966), by Davis Bitton

Keywords: Anti-Intellectualism
ID = [388]  Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 9369  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Hardy, Grant R. “Mormon as Editor.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 15-28. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Mormon’s choices are most revealing when the message of his editing seems to contradict the facts that he recorded. Mormon’s honesty as a historian sometimes forced him to include facts that did not exactly support the message he was trying to convey. This tension is frequent in the Book of Mormon as Mormon tried to make spiritual sense of historical events. For me at least, this tension is evidence that Mormon was an actual person, since we all face similar difficulties in making sense of our own lives.

Keywords: Historicity; Mormon; Narrative; Structure
ID = [75618]  Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 28177  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Mackay, Thomas W. “Mormon as Editor: A Study in Colophons, Headers, and Source Indicators.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 2 (1993): 90-109.
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The Book of Mormon contains various colophons and source indicators that signal documents or authors that Mormon and the writers of the small plates used, quoted, paraphrased, or summarized in composing the final text. Some of these headers have been italicized and separated out by the printer; others form an integral part of the text but could as well have been separated and italicized. Mormon’s extensive notation of sources is another set of evidence for the intricate and complex nature of the text and, simultaneously, of the magnitude of Mormon’s work as an ancient editor and historian.

Keywords: Colophon; Editor; Header; Historian; Mormon; Sources; Structure
ID = [2844]  Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 38323  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Silver, Cherry B. “Mormon Culture: A Worldview.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): 73-93.
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Review of Terryl L. Givens. People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture.

Keywords: Culture; Mormon Studies
ID = [596]  Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 44269  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Hamblin, William J., Daniel C. Peterson, and George L. Mitton. “Mormon in the Fiery Furnace: Or, Loftes Tryk Goes to Cambridge.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 3-58.
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Review of The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology (1994), by John L. Brooke.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Cosmology; Criticism; Doctrine; Early Church History
ID = [180]  Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 133836  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Whittaker, David J. “Mormon Missiology: An Introduction and Guide to the Sources.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81863]  Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:31
Midgley, Louis C. “A Mormon Neo-Orthodoxy Challenges Cultural Mormon Neglect of the Book of Mormon: Some Reflections on the ‘Impact of Modernity’” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 283-334.
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Review of Mormon Neo-Orthodoxoy: A Crisis Theology (1987), by O. Kendal White Jr.

Keywords: Criticism; Modernity; Orthodoxy
ID = [193]  Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 125507  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Mormon Studies Review Volume 23 Issue 1. Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011).
ID = [39]  Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 14  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:42
Williams, Clyde J. “Mormon: A Witness with a Warning.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Clyde Williams examines the identity of the prophet Mormon and highlights his varied roles and valiant qualities. He lived in a society filled with symptoms of departure from a Christ-centered culture. Mormon testifies that the Book of Mormon witnesses to the truth of the Bible. He knew the power of faith, hope, and charity. Mormon felt the responsibility to teach the consequences of unrighteousness and plead for repentance.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8625]  Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:15
Sherlock, Richard. “Mormonism and Intelligent Design.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 2 (2006): 45-81.
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The theory of intelligent design is an explanation for the origin and evolution of life on earth. Latter-day Saints should be sympathetic toward intelligent design.

Keywords: Evolution; Intelligent Design; Science
ID = [549]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 85449  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Peterson, Daniel C. “Mormonism as a Restoration.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): 389-417.
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This article portrays the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a restoration of ancient Christianity and explains why Mormonism is not simply a generic sect.

Keywords: Doctrine; Early Christianity; Restoration
ID = [540]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 79944  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Nuckolls, Charles W. “Mormonism as an Ecclesiology and System of Relatedness.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): 313-317.
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Review of Douglas J. Davies. An Introduction to Mormonism.

Keywords: Ecclesiology; Theology
ID = [489]  Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 11852  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Taggart, Gregory H. “Mormonism on the Internet II.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 2 (1998): 200-205.
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Websites for and against the Latter-day Saints proliferate. Some of them are, of course, better than others.

Keywords: Study Aid
ID = [306]  Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 13106  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Taggart, Gregory H. “Mormonism on the Internet: Now Everybody Has a Printing Press.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): 161-174.
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Mormon websites include those with links to other sites and those with something substantive to offer. Numerous links to substantive websites are given.

Keywords: Scholarship
ID = [268]  Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 26614  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Literski, Nicholas S. “Mormonism, Masonry, and Mischief: Clyde Forsberg’s Equal Rites.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): Article 3.
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Review of Clyde R. Forsberg Jr. Equal Rites: The Book of Mormon, Masonry, Gender, and American Culture.

ID = [498]  Type = review  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 23592  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Welch, John W., and David J. Whittaker. “Mormonism’s Open Canon: Some Historical Perspectives on Its Religious Limits and Potentials.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1986. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature Atlanta, November 24, 1986.
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The research of John Welch and David Whittaker identifies several historical, theological, and institutional reasons why the open canon of Mormon Christianity has not become a Pandora’s box. This article discusses the Apocrypha, the Latter-day Saint concept of scripture in light of modern canonical criticism, and the process of scriptural standardization.

Keywords: Mormon Studies
ID = [8617]  Type = journal article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,welch  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Bitton, Davis, ed. Mormons, Scripture, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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This multidisciplinary volume of essays was written by colleagues and former students of John L. Sorenson as a tribute to his lifetime of contributions to our understanding of Book of Mormon and anthropological scholarship. The contributing authors present their original research findings on such diverse topics as nineteenth-century Mormon funeral sermons, the question of Nephite kingship, the Isaiah commentaries in the Book of Mormon, early Mormon publishing efforts in the Pacific Mission, and evidences of transoceanic diffusion in pre-Columbian times.

Keywords: Ancient America, Ancient Near East, Anthropology, Archaeology, Kingship, Mesoamerica, Scholarship
ID = [75508]  Type = book  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:16
Hardy, Grant R. “Mormon’s Agenda.” 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: Editor; Historicity; Historiography; Mormon (Prophet); Prophet
ID = [66514]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Gardner, Brant A. “Mormon’s Editorial Method and Meta-Message.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): Article 11.
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Gardner examines the timeline and process that Mormon plausibly underwent when he compiled and added to the Book of Mormon. Mormon’s message is the cycle of history—the Messiah will come again.

ID = [624]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 51074  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Tvedtnes, John A. “Mormon’s Editorial Promises.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 29-31. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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An author may promise in the course of writing to return to a subject later to supply further details. Actually keeping such a promise can prove difficult. Even with modern writing aids, memory can betray a person into failing to tuck in the corners of plot or information. Mormon, the editor of much of the Book of Mormon as we have it, made these types of promises at least seven times. In each case, he or his son Moroni followed through perfectly.

Keywords: Historicity; Mormon; Narrative
ID = [75619]  Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 5145  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Sorenson, John L. Mormon’s Map. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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As the ancient prophet Mormon edited the scriptural texts that would become the Book of Mormon, he must have had a map in his mind of the places and physical features that comprised the setting for the events described in that book.
Mormon’s Map is Book of Mormon scholar John Sorenson’s reconstruction of that mental map solely from information gleaned from the text after years of intensive study. He describes his method; establishes the overall shape of Book of Mormon lands; sorts out details of topography, distance, direction, climate, and civilization; and treats issues of historical geography.
The resultant map will facilitate analysis of geography-related issues in the Book of Mormon narrative and also be of help in evaluating theories about where in the real world the Nephite lands were located.

ID = [7003]  Type = book  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size: 191946  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:07
Wendt, Candice. “Mormon’s Question.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015): 248-253.
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In Moroni 7:20, Mormon raises a question that deserves close attention in Book of Mormon studies: “How is it possible that ye can lay hold upon every good thing?” In relation to questions of culture, space, mortal limitations, and time, Mormon’s question and the answers he poses are rich with potential for scholarly work and deeper understanding of discipleship. Close contemporary readings of Mormon’s sermon could challenge and enlarge spiritual perspective, sensitivity to God’s grace, and relationships in the world.

Keywords: Grace; Mormon (Prophet); Scholarship
ID = [3333]  Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 13309  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:05
Sorenson, John L. “Mormon’s Sources.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 2 (2011): 2-15.
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How Mormon compiled Nephite records into the book that bears his name has never been carefully studied. This paper makes an attempt to understand that process as it details the limitations Mormon faced and the sources he would have used. Mormon’s framework depended primarily on the larger plates of Nephi, but this paper demonstrates that Mormon appears to have supplemented those plates with other sources from the Nephite archive of records. The restrictions of the plates of Nephi and the nature of the additional sources are discussed and evaluated.

Keywords: Compilation; Large Plates of Nephi; Mormon; Narrative; Scripture; Sources
ID = [3265]  Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 46372  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:05
Hicken, Paula W. “Mormon’s Spiritual Treasure, ‘Dazzling’ or Otherwise.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): Article 3.
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Review of Keith Bailey Schofield. How to Increase Your Enjoyment of the Book of Mormon: Striking New Insights Into the Life of Mormon and His Work.

ID = [572]  Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 22046  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Ashurst-McGee, Mark. “Moroni as Angel and as Treasure Guardian.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): 34-100.
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This article addresses the origins of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and discusses whether the Saints believed Moroni to be an angel or merely a treasure guardian.

Keywords: Angel Moroni; Early Church History; Gold Plates; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Treasure Seeking
ID = [527]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 159961  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Sperry, Sidney B. “Moroni Expounds Old Testament Scriptures.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 1 (1995): 269-285.
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The prophecies given by Moroni to Joseph Smith come from Malachi, Isaiah, and Joel. The Malachi prophecies deal with the rise and restoration of the church, preparation for the millennium, and the significance of the sons of Levi. The Isaiah prophecies, explained in the Doctrine and Covenants, give a direct explanation of the millennium and Joseph’s own role in the preparation for it. The Joel prophecies have to do with the events just prior to the “great and terrible day of the Lord.”

Keywords: Isaiah (Prophet); Joel (Prophet); Malachi (Prophet); Millennium; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Old Testament; Prophecy; Prophet; Restoration; Second Coming; Sons of Levi
ID = [2891]  Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 37727  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Sperry, Sidney B. “Moroni the Lonely: The Story of the Writing of the Title Page to the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 1 (1995): 255-259.
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Moroni wandered alone for sixteen years before adding to the abridged record of his father. When he did make his additions, he also wrote the title page of the Book of Mormon, but in two stages, each stage necessitating a return to the Hill Cumorah. The second paragraph clearly follows his decision to abridge the book of Ether.

Keywords: Authorship; Cumorah; Ether; Hill Cumorah; Moroni; Title Page
ID = [2889]  Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 10708  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Thomas, Mark D. “Moroni: The Final Voice.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 1 (2003): 88-99, 119-120.
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Moroni, the final writer and compiler of the Book of Mormon, provides three endings to the book. His first ending, in Mormon 8–9, can be called a “signature ending”—the primary purpose here is to state that the writing is finished and to identify the author and his father and nation. Moroni, yet alive, provides a second ending, a “farewell ending,” in Ether 12. This type of ending both concludes the work and wishes the reader well but then warns or rejoices that the narrator will meet the reader at the final judgment. In the final farewell ending (in Moroni 10), Moroni, the lone survivor of his people, expresses joy and hope. The three endings remind latter-day readers to acknowledge the destruction of the Nephite and Jaredite nations and provide doctrinal, logical, and scriptural arguments in defense of the Book of Mormon and its doctrines.

Keywords: Farewell; Moroni (Son of Mormon)
ID = [3115]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 40148  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:04
Merrill, Byron R. “Moroni: The Man and the Message.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Byron Merrill discusses Moroni’s mission, both during his mortal life and in his role as the angel who brought the Book of Mormon to the last dispensation. The scriptures tell of the strength of his educational preparation and his relationship with his father. Moroni deals with signs of the latter days such as pollutions, fashions, pride, and miracles. Merrill describes the latter-day functions of Moroni and the reason why his statue is atop so many temples.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8529]  Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Petersen, Mark E. “Moroni’s Warning to America.” In Book of Mormon Talks by General Authorities, 147-48. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1990.
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The last words of Moroni are important for those living in America. Both Mormon and Moroni indicate that Americans must abandon pride, money, substance, and fine apparel (Mormon 8:35-36) in order to not be swept off the land as the ancient Nephites were.

ID = [81078]  Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:26
Draper, Richard D. “The Mortal Ministry of the Savior as Understood by the Book of Mormon Prophets.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 1 (1993): 80-92.
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The mortal Savior was not man, not human (Alma 34:10). Infinite and eternal, he received his physical life not from a son of Adam but from the Father of Adam, God. He took upon himself the image of man, but in truth he was the model, not the copy. Though mortal, he was still God, able to suffer and to redeem as only a god could. He was Son, because he received physical life from his Father, and Father, because he used his divine powers to give eternal life to others. Though not man, he experienced mortality, which allowed him to understand and love mortals.

Keywords: Condescension of God; Jesus Christ; Mortal Ministry; Mortality; Prophet; Savior
ID = [2830]  Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 30878  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Davis, D. Morgan. “Moses Maimonides’ On Hemorrhoids and the History of Textual Reception.” Insights 32, no. 3 (2012).
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There are unpleasant topics, and then there are Unpleasant Topics. The latest volume to appear in the Medical Works of Moses Maimonides, On Hemorrhoids, seems the perfect occasion to modestly avert our attention from the actual subject of the book and consider instead the question of its reception. When referring to the reception history of an antique text, scholars have in mind the journey the text has taken. During its long life, what paths have a given text traveled, so to speak? By this we mean not just where has a given physical document turned up, but also where and by whom were the words and ideas it contained copied, translated, paraphrased, summarized, or argued with? Information was precious in the premodern age. The painstaking work required to hand copy or translate texts of any significant length ensured that only those writings that were in real demand received such attention.

Keywords: hemorrhoids; history; text; translation
ID = [66994]  Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:18
Roper, Matthew P. “Moses, Captain Moroni, and the Amalekites.” Insights 32, no. 4 (2012).
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After Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage and crossing of the Red Sea, another enemy, the Amalekites, attacked the camp on its pilgrimage to worship God at Sinai. Moses, in response to this cowardly act, directed Joshua to fight them. For his part, Moses would stand atop a nearby hill holding the rod of God. “And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.” Moses, however, was tired and could not always keep his hands up, so “Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun” (Exodus 17:8– 12, emphasis added), allowing Joshua and the men of Israel to prevail in the battle.

Keywords: Moses; Captain Moroni; Amalekites; Israel; battle
ID = [66651]  Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Hunt, Wallace E., Jr. “Moses’ Brazen Serpent as It Relates to Serpent Worship in Mesoamerica.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2 no. 2 (1993).
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This paper shows that the account of Moses’ brazen serpent as taught by the Nephite leaders parallels the symbol and name of the Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl. It further shows that the term flying, used in the Nephite but not in the biblical account of the fiery serpent, has parallels in the Old and New Worlds.

ID = [2846]  Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 27822  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Thomasson, Gordon C. “Mosiah: The Complex Symbolism and Symbolic Complex of Kingship in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 1 (1993): 21-38.
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This article discusses the significance of major scriptural personalities, contrasting the lessons we can learn from the positive and negative experiences of such individuals with the role models set for us in Christ and little children. Internal textual sources relate to the composition of the book of Mosiah within the context of a particular literary tradition and style. According to one argument, the text employs a “dialectical” style or stylistic device based on the “law of opposition in all things,” which juxtaposes individuals, such as righteous and wicked kings, to illuminate gospel principles. Several Old World and Book of Mormon perspectives give insight on royal treasures, symbolism, and iconography (including objects such as the Liahona and the sword of Laban). The article also contrasts views of religious freedom, taxation, and agency and responsibility, and compares duties of parents and kings.

Keywords: Dialectic; Government; Kingship; Mosiah (Book); Mosiah (Nephite); Religious Freedom; Scripture; Symbolism
ID = [2827]  Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 39200  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Novak, Gary F. “‘The Most Convenient Form of Error’ Dale Morgan on Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 14.
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Review of Dale Morgan On Early Mormonism: Correspondence and a New History (1986), edited by John Philip Walker.

ID = [233]  Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 75931  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “The Most Correct Book.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): Article 8.
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Review of Ed J. Pinegar and Richard J. Allen. Teachings and Commentaries on the Book of Mormon.

ID = [483]  Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 7577  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Hamblin, William J. “The Most Misunderstood Book: christopher hitchens on the Bible.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 2 (2009): 47-95.
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Review of Christopher Hitchens. God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

Keywords: Atheism
ID = [639]  Type = review  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 117344  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:47
Unattributed. “The Mother’s Role in Teaching Religious Values—Jerusalem, 600 BC.” Insights 24, no. 5 (2004).
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In ancient Israel, the household was the center of a woman’s life and the place in which she held the most power. Even though a child was born into “the house of the father” (bet

Keywords: woman; mother; household; nurturer; educator
ID = [66766]  Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-05  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Tvedtnes, John A. “Mountain Repositories.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness Unto Light”, edited by , 127-143. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; China; Dead Sea Scrolls; Early Christianity; Hidden Records; Hill Cumorah; Hill Shim; Islam; Judaism; Moses (Prophet); Nag Hammadi Library; Records; Ten Commandments
ID = [75609]  Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Goff, Alan. “Mourning, Consolation, and Repentance at Nahom.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 92-99. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The death and burial of Ishmael at Nahom (see 1 Nephi 16:34-39) can puzzle readers who are uncertain about how the story fits into Nephi’s overall account or uncertain about why the incident is included at all. This section, however, is one of those parts of the Book of Mormon that contain hints of a deeper meaning than what appears on the surface. At least one important meaning of the Nahom episode is connected with the word Nahom itself.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Evidence; Historicity; Ishmael; Mourning; Nahom
ID = [75625]  Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 15553  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Griffin, Carl W. “Moving Syriac Literature into the Digital Age.” Insights 29, no. 1 (2009).
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The mother tongue of Jesus and his disciples was not Greek or Latin or even Hebrew, but Aramaic, the language of Israel’s Babylonian captors. Aramaic, and in particular the dialect of Syriac, has continued to be spoken by many Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere down to the present time. This Semitic language became the vehicle for a vast body of early Christian literature that expressed Christian theology in singularly Semitic forms. For example, just as the Hebrew prophets expressed themselves primarily in poetry or rhythmic prose, rich with symbolism and analogy, so also early Syriac teachers composed didactic hymns and even their sermons in poetic meter. In contrast to the philosophical theology of western churches, Syriac Christians articulated a symbolic theology that drew on images from nature and scripture to express the Christian mysteries.

Keywords: Jesus; disciples; literature; semiotics; theology
ID = [66909]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Tvedtnes, John A. “A Much-Needed Book that Needs Much.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): 33-42.
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Review of One Lord, One Faith: Writings of the Early Christian Fathers as Evidences of the Restoration (1996), by Michael T. Griffith

Keywords: Apologetics; Early Christian History
ID = [270]  Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 23982  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Phillips, W. Revell. “Mughsayl: Another Candidate for Land Bountiful.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16 no. 2 (2007).
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Adding to three previous sites proposed as Nephi’s Bountiful, Phillips argues in defense of another candidate—Mughsayl. He evaluates all the candidates and describes the corresponding areas. He proposes that Lehi and his family were not alone during their travels or time in Bountiful and lists ten reasons in support of his proposal of Mughsayl as the land of Bountiful. The merits of Mughsayl include its tributaries, its ability to sustain a large herd of camels and other domesticated animals, and its location on a trade route between Salalah and the Hadramaut region of Yemen.

ID = [3215]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 35259  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:05
Hauglid, Brian M. “Muhammad, Judah, and Joseph Smith: A Sharp Stick in the Eye.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 421-429.
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Review of C. Reynolds Mackay. Muhammad, Judah, and Joseph Smith.

Keywords: Islam; Judaism; Polemics
ID = [436]  Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 21080  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Robertson-Wilson, Marian. “A Musical Message of Faith and Repentance.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 1-4.
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Review of Come unto Christ: The Conversion of Alma the Younger (1999), by Merrill Jenson, with text compiled by Betsy Jenson

Keywords: Alma the Younger; Conversion; Music; Repentance
ID = [383]  Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 10033  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Tvedtnes, John A. “‘My First-Born in the Wilderness’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3 no. 1 (1994).
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Lehi may have viewed Jacob (“my first-born in the wilderness”) and Joseph as replacement sons for the disobedient Laman and Lemuel. Scriptural parallels include Manasseh and Ephraim as replacements for Reuben and Simeon, and Seth for Abel.

ID = [2867]  Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 5161  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Faulconer, James E. “The Myth of the Modern; the Anti-myth of the Postmodern.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): 219-236.
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Faulconer, though not a postmodernist himself, argues that postmodernism is misunderstood and should be evaluated more thoroughly. Accordingly, he compares postmodernism with modernism in an effort to provide a more complete view of the two schools of thought.

Keywords: Philosophy; Postmodernism
ID = [601]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 43170  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Roper, Matthew P. “Myth, Memory, and ‘Manuscript Found’” FARMS Review 21, no. 2 (2009): 179-223.
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Roper discusses the regularly recurring Spaulding-Rigdon theory of the origins of the Book of Mormon and disputes, once again, the claims that Joseph Smith based the Book of Mormon text on a manuscript by Solomon Spaulding. Roper refutes the existence of two Spaulding manuscripts and shows possible influences of Jedediah Morse’s Geography on Spaulding’s existing “Manuscript Story.”

Keywords: Authorship; Book of Mormon Geography; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Spaulding Manuscript
ID = [638]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 95868  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:47
Roper, Matthew P. “The Mythical ‘Manuscript Found’” The FARMS Review 17, no. 2 (2005): 7-140.
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Review of Wayne L. Cowdrey, Howard A. Davis, and Arthur Vanick. Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon? The Spalding Enigma.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Book of Mormon Authorship; Cowdery; Criticism; Doctor Philastus; Hurlbut; Manuscript Found; Oliver; Rigdon; Sidney; Solomon; Spaulding; Three Witnesses
ID = [512]  Type = review  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 306619  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Enders, Donald L., and Jennifer L. Lund. “Myths on Palmyra’s Main Street.” FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 63-77.
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Review of Gordon L. Weight. Miracle on Palmyra's Main Street: An “Old-Time” Printer's Perspective on Printing the Original Copies of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
ID = [622]  Type = review  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 37156  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Gee, James. “The Nahom Maps.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17, no. 1-2 (2008): 40-57.
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Several maps from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries support details of Lehi’s journey as recorded in the Book of Mormon. In 1751, the renowned cartographer Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D’Anville became the first to include Nahom (or Nehem), Ishmael’s burial place in the Book of Mormon, in his map of Asia. This map and a 1771 map of Yemen are the basis for most accurate maps of Arabia from 1751 to 1814. The spelling varies among the subsequent maps, with most using either D’Anville’s Nehem or Niebuhr’s Nehhm, but the location of Nahom does not differ between those maps that include Nahom. The mention of Nahom on the finest maps by the greatest cartographers of the times, in a location that corresponds to Lehi’s account, gives credence to Lehi’s travels.

Keywords: Arabia; Cartography; Ishmael; Map; Nahom; Yemen
ID = [3225]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 19479  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:05
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “The Names Lehi and Sariah—Language and Meaning.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 32-34, 77.
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Unlike the Old and New Testaments, where a variety of Hebrew and Greek texts exist to aid us, for the Book of Mormon we have only the King James English translation produced by Joseph Smith. The languages of the Book of Mormon were hardly the same throughout the original composition. Chadwick continues the onomastic discussion of the names Lehi and Sariah by suggesting that the Book of Mormon name Lehi matches the spelling in the King James Bible in the place-name Ramath-lehi; therefore the two must necessarily represent the same Hebrew term. He agrees with one of Hoskisson’s meanings for Lehi’s name— “jaw”— and indicates this may be a nickname rather than a proper name. Sariah is attested as a female name in a Near Eastern document. Although not found as a female name in the Bible, it is well documented as a male name in ancient Israel. In this light, the name means “Jehovah is Prince,” meaning Jehovah is the son of a king.

Keywords: Greek; Joseph; Jr.; Language; Language - Hebrew; Lehi (Prophet); Name; Onomastics; Sariah; Smith
ID = [3022]  Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1898  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Snow, Edgar C., Jr. “Narrative Criticism and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 2 (1995).
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This paper suggests the use of narrative criticism, a recent literary interpretive tool, as a favorable method of Book of Mormon interpretation. As an example of narrative interpretation, the narrative by Samuel the Lamanite in Helaman 13–16 is analyzed as a discrete narrative portion of the Book of Mormon for the exploration of the possibilities of a narrative critical approach to its text. Instead of focusing on the content of Samuel’s exhortations, lamentations, and prophecies in order to understand these passages, I interpret the surrounding narrative and find it serves as an impressive complement to the doctrinal content of Samuel’s discourse.

ID = [2914]  Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 35353  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Berkey, Kimberly M. “Narrative Doubling and the Structure of Helaman.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
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The Book of Helaman is a segment of the Book of Mormon whose study is both imperative and complicated in underappreciated ways. The imperative behind the book of Helaman’s study lies in the text’s significance for the self-conception of the Book of Mormon as well as its mythmaking function for the early Saints in their imaginative mapping of the American West. Like the Book of Mormon, Helaman traffics in buried texts that disclose signs and covenants and makes explicit the latent Lamanite frame that undergirds the Book of Mormon as a whole. It presents, as well, the Book of Mormon’s most robust account of secret combinations-a group that then entranced the text’s earliest readers to such a degree that they used this characterization to imbue their landscape with religious significance, describing the mountains surrounding the Salt Lake Valley as “the abode of the spirits of Gadianton robbers.” To understand the Book of Mormon’s sense of itself as a material artifact, to clarify the theological status of the Lamanites, and to explore the way the Book of Mormon helped sculpt a sense of place for early Latter-day Saints, close attention to the book of Helaman is an unavoidable prerequisite.

ID = [81923]  Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:31
Bennett, Richard E. “‘A Nation Now Extinct,’ American Indian Origin Theories as of 1820: Samuel L. Mitchill, Martin Harris, and the New York Theory.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 2 (2011): 30-51.
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This paper probes the theories of the origin of the American Indian up to the time of the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. It covers some three hundred years of development, looking at many different theories, including the predominant theory of the lost tribes of Israel, which was in decline among most leading scientific observers in the early nineteenth century. The paper covers new ground in showing that Professor Samuel L. Mitchill, formerly of Columbia College, had concluded that two main groups of people once dominated the Americas—the Tartars of northern Asia and the Australasians of the Polynesian islands. Furthermore, they fought one another for many years, culminating in great battles of extermination in what later became upstate New York. This New York theory has much in common with the Book of Mormon. While visiting Professor Charles Anthon in New York in 1828, Martin Harris also met with Mitchill, an encounter that lent support to Harris’s work on the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: 19th Century Native American Origin Theories; Anthon; Book of Mormon Geography; Charles; Early Church History; Harris; Lost Ten Tribes; Martin; Mitchill; Native Americans; New York Theory; Samuel L.
ID = [3267]  Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 81695  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:05
Millet, Robert L. “The Nature of God 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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The Book of Mormon is a book about God. It provides one of the most powerful treatments of the nature of God of any other book in Latter-day Saint scripture. Robert Millet puts forth arguments to show that the Book of Mormon does not depict only one God. Jesus Christ is the central character, but the fact that there is a God separate from Christ comes through early on.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
ID = [8540]  Type = talk  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Unattributed. “Neal A. Maxwell Institute Hosts Conference on Avicenna.” Insights 30, no. 4 (2010).
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There are few figures in the history of Islamic thought whose stature can rival that of Ibn Sina (980–1037), or Avicenna, as he came to be known in the Latin West. Educated at Bukhara, in modern-day Uzbekistan, Avicenna was, by his own admission, a prodigy and recognized as such early on. If there is a certain lack of modesty in his making that claim, there is no disputing that he had the credentials to back it up. He was forced by the turbulent politics of his day to move a number of times, but through it all he never stopped practicing medicine or writing treatises in his native Persian, as well as in Arabic. Avicenna’s output was massive, and his many contributions to fields as diverse as medicine, philosophy, and mysticism were groundbreaking and precedent setting and remain influential (and sometimes controversial) to this day.

Keywords: history; publication; politics; Islam; conference
ID = [66955]  Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Near Eastern Weapon Parallels.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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Parallels between sickle swords and two-bladed knives in ancient Mesoamerica and the Near East may strengthen the possibility of some historical link between the areas. Similarities in weapons terminology may also lead to fruitful research.

ID = [2995]  Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 10111  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Spackman, T. Benjamin. “Negative Questions in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 26, no. 4 (2006).
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Much research has been devoted to identifying and examining language patterns in the Book of Mormon that appear to reflect the book’s underlying Semitic character. One possible Hebraism in the Book of Mormon that has not received attention is the use of negative rhetorical questions when a positive meaning is intended. Some modern Bible translations now translate these negative questions in a positive or even emphatic way. This rhetorical device occurs in English, but it is stronger and more com-mon in biblical Hebrew.

Keywords: questions; Book of Mormon; criticism; examples
ID = [66821]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Nephi and Goliath: A Case Study of Literary Allusion in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18, no. 1 (2009): 16-31.
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When authors use the rhetorical device of literary allusion, they not only teach through their own words but also attach to their own text meanings and interpretations from the alluded text. This is true of Nephi’s allusion to the account of David and Goliath in Nephi’s own account of his killing Laban, which allusion is generally of a thematic nature. A few of the main thematic parallels between the two accounts are that both unbelieving Israel and Laman and Lemuel are fearful of the main antagonist, both David and Nephi prophesy the death of their opponent, and both Goliath and Laban have their heads cut off and armor stripped. The implications of this allusion run deep. At a time in which the right to kingship was continually in dispute between Nephi and Laman, Nephi casting himself as David—the archetypal king of Judah, whose faith led to his supplanting Saul—could be seen as legitimizing his regal authority over Laman.

Keywords: Allusion; Authority; Goliath; King David; Kingship; Laban; Laman (Son of Lehi); Literature; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [3230]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 66418  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:05
Peterson, Daniel C. “Nephi and His Asherah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 2 (2000): 16-25, 80-81.
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Asherah was the chief goddess of the Canaanites. She was El’s wife and the mother and wet nurse of the other gods. At least some Israelites worshipped her over a period from the conquest of Canaan in the second millennium before Christ to the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC (the time of Lehi’s departure with his family). Asherah was associated with trees—sacred trees. The rabbinic authors of the Jewish Mishna (second–third century ad) explain the asherah as a tree that was worshipped. In 1 Nephi 11, Nephi considers the meaning of the tree of life as he sees it in vision. In answer, he receives a vision of “a virgin, . . . the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.” The answer to his question about the meaning of the tree lies in the virgin mother with her child. The virgin is the tree in some sense and Nephi accepted this as an answer to his question. As an Israelite living at the end of the seventh century and during the early sixth century before Christ, he recognized an answer to his question about a marvelous tree in the otherwise unexplained image of a virginal mother and her divine child—not that what he saw and how he interpreted those things were perfectly obvious. What he “read” from the symbolic vision was culturally colored. Nephi’s vision reflects a meaning of the “sacred tree” that is unique to the ancient Near East. Asherah is also associated with biblical wisdom literature. Wisdom, a female, appears as the wife of God and represents life.

Keywords: Asherah; Canaanite; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Sacred Tree; Tree; Vision; Wife of God; Wisdom
ID = [3039]  Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,peterson  Size: 62651  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Szink, Terrence L. “Nephi and the Exodus.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by , 38-51. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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One of the best-known sections of the Book of Mormon tells the story of the journey of Lehi and his family from Jerusalem to the new promised land in the American continent. Yet, since the small plates were intended to contain the “things of God” (1 Nephi 6:4), why was this account included on the small plates while other things that seem to be more the “things of God” (such as the “many things which [Lehi] saw in visions and in dreams”—1 Nephi 1:16) were left out? Quite probably, Nephi, the author of this section, consciously wrote his account of the wilderness journey in a way that would remind the reader of the Exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt. He did this to prove that God loved and cared for the Nephites, just as the Exodus from Egypt was proof of God’s favor for the children of Israel. Therefore, this story of the journey truly is about the things of God and does belong on the small plates.

Keywords: Exodus Motif; Narrative; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Small Plates
ID = [75621]  Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 25003  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Gardner, Brant A. “Nephi as Scribe.” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): 45-55.
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Nephi was a younger son of a wealthy family. As one who might not inherit his father's business, it is possible that he was trained for another profession. One of the high-status professions open to him would have been a scribe. Beyond the fact that Nephi produced at least three written works (1 Nephi, 2 Nephi, and the nonextant large-plate book of Lehi), there are other evidences in his writing that betray the kind of traning scribes received. His early professional training may have been an important preparation for his later role in establishing his people as a true people of the book.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Metalworking; Nephi; Scribe
ID = [665]  Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 37386  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:47
Christensen, Kevin. “Nephi, Wisdom, and the Deuteronomist Reform.” Insights 23, no. 2 (2003).
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Biblical scholar Margaret Barker has argued that Judaism was reformed initially in response to the discovery of the “book of the law” (2 Kings 22: 8; 2 Chronicles 34:14) in King Josiah’s time (reigned 640–609 B.C.) and later in response to the destruction of the Israelite monarchy and the experience of the exile. Those reforms were carried out by a priestly group known to scholars as the Deuteronomists, credited with editing the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings (to celebrate Josiah and to address aspects of later Jewish history) and leaving a distinct imprint on the Hebrew Bible.

Keywords: Hebrew Bible; history; Book of Mormon; tradition
ID = [66703]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Crowell, Angela M., and John A. Tvedtnes. “The Nephite and Jewish Practice of Blessing God after Eating One’s Fill.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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A Jewish custom of blessing God after eating one’s fill at a meal is reflected in passing in Amulek’s household and when the resurrected Christ blesses the sacrament for the Nephites and thereafter instructs them to pray. They “gave glory to Jesus” on this occasion.

Keywords: Alma the Younger; Amulek; Blessing; Custom; Prayer
ID = [2967]  Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 9964  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Sorenson, John L. “The Nephite Calendar in Mosiah, Alma, and Helaman.” 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: Alma (Book); Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Calendar System; Helaman (Book); Mosiah (Book); Nephite Calendar
ID = [66492]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Merrill, Brent. “Nephite Captains and Armies.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 266-295. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Captain Moroni; Chief Captain; Warfare
ID = [82139]  Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:33
Christensen, Kevin, and Shauna Christensen. “Nephite Feminism Revisited: Thoughts on Carol Lynn Pearson’s View of Women in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 2 (1998): 9-61.
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Review of “Could Feminism Have Saved the Nephites?” (1996), by Carol Lynn Pearson

Keywords: Abish; Daughter of Jared (Son of Omer); Daughters of the Lamanites; Doctrine; Eve; Fall of Adam; Feminism; Inclusiveness; Isabel; King Lamoni’s Wife; Mormon (Prophet); Mothers of the Stripling Warriors; Narrative; Sariah; Symbolism; Wisdom; Womenhood
ID = [302]  Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 113012  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Nephite Weights and Measures in the Time of Mosiah II.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
ID = [8348]  Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:13
Roberts, B. H. “A Nephite’s Commandments to His Three Sons.” In “Book of Mormon Essays by B. H. Roberts” Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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The story of Alma the Younger’s conversion. Just before he died, he delivered to his sons Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton his “commandments,” a father’s advice and admonitions. Each son is different, and therefore Alma’s advice was different for each of his sons.

ID = [81092]  Type = book article  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:26
Hamblin, William J. “Nephi’s Bows and Arrows.” 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: Bow; Nephi’s Broken Bow; Steel; Symbolism; Weaponry
ID = [66454]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:14
Sloan, David E. “Nephi’s Convincing of Christ through Chiasmus: Plain and Precious Persuading from a Prophet of God.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 67-98.
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One of the principal themes of Nephi’s writings on the small plates is his desire to convince others of Christ. A second, related theme is his desire to write plain and precious things on those plates. Some of the most plain and precious writings of Nephi are those instances in which he used the name Christ in chiasmus or other forms of poetry. Perhaps more than any other portion of his words, Nephi intended these plain and precious writings to convince both Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the one true Messiah.

Keywords: Chiasmus; Chiastic; Jesus Christ; Messiah; Parallelism; Plain and Precious Things
ID = [2958]  Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 74952  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Smith, James E. “Nephi’s Descendants? Historical Demography and the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 255-296.
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Review of “Multiply Exceedingly: Book of Mormon Populations Sizes” (1993), by John C. Kunich

Keywords: Ancient America; Criticism; Historicity; Population Size
ID = [171]  Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 101133  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Sorenson, John L. “Nephi’s Garden and Chief Market.” 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; Nephi (Son of Helaman); Zarahemla (Polity)
ID = [66511]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Robinson, Stephen E. “Nephi’s ‘Great and Abominable Church’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7, no. 1 (1998): 32-39, 70.
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In 1 Nephi 13–14, Nephi describes major characteristics of the great and abominable church: it persecutes and slays the Saints of God; it seeks wealth and luxury; it is characterized by sexual immortality; it has excised plain and precious things from the scriptures; it has dominion over all the earth; and its fate is destruction by a world war. Nephi’s vision, known as an apocalyptic vision in biblical literature, corresponds well to features of Babylon as described in the apocalyptic Revelation of John (Revelation 17). Clearly, the earliest apostate church and the great and abominable church are the same. A suggested description for this phenomenon, avoiding a denominational name, is hellenized Christianity.

Keywords: Apocalyptic Vision; Great and Abominable Church; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy; Prophet; Vision
ID = [2978]  Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 29096  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Adams, William James, Jr. “Nephi’s Jerusalem and Laban’s Sword.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2 no. 2 (1993).
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A three-foot sword excavated at Vered Jericho, likely dating to 620 BC, lends credence to the description of the sword of Laban in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [2849]  Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 3931  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Adams, William James, Jr. “Nephi’s Jerusalem and Laban’s Sword.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 11-13. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jerusalem; Nephi; Weaponry
ID = [75642]  Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Parry, Donald W. “Nephi’s Keys to Understanding Isaiah (2 Nephi 25:1–8).” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 47—65. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67043]  Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:18
Parker, Michael B. “Nephi’s Later Reflections on the Tree of Life Vision.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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An interesting phenomenon concerning 1 and 2 Nephi is that parts of the latter book draw on the tree of life vision that Nephi and his father shared, as recorded in 1 Nephi 8, 11–15. In an earlier FARMS Update, John A. Tvedtnes demonstrated that Nephi drew on this vision when composing the psalm in 2 Nephi 4. Further study suggests the likelihood that Nephi’s exhortation in 2 Nephi 31 was similarly informed by that sublime vision.

Keywords: Nephi; Tree of Life; vision; testimony
ID = [66675]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Skinner, Andrew C. “Nephi’s Lessons to His People: The Messiah, the Land, and Isaiah 48–49 in 1 Nephi 19–22.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 95—122. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67045]  Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:18
Roper, Matthew P. “Nephi’s Neighbors: Book of Mormon Peoples and Pre-Columbian Populations.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): Article 8.
ID = [453]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 83920  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephi’s Political Testament.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 220-229. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The great political question among Book of Mormon peoples was “Who has the right to rule?” Did Nephi’s descendants and those who followed them have a legitimate right to rule? Or should the right have belonged to Lehi’s oldest son Laman and his descendants? This quarrel is the cause of centuries of political and military struggle. But this was not the only problem. Even within Nephite society, an endless number of dissenters challenged the government. They often split away to join the Lamanites when they could not win control inside the Nephite system. These dissenters typically argued for the Lamanite view, in part because they thought they could line their own nests that way. By paying close attention to how this struggle was waged, we can see one of the reasons the Book of Mormon was written. Of course it is a witness for Christ and his teachings. But in addition, it provides reasons why we should believe that the tradition of the Nephites was just and correct. The two messages of the book are tied together in such a way that whoever accepts the teachings of Christ accepts that Nephi was a legitimate ruler, and vice versa.

Keywords: Jesus Christ; Kingship; Lamanite; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Nephite; Politics; Tradition
ID = [75636]  Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 19839  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Nickerson, Matthew. “Nephi’s Psalm: 2 Nephi 4:16-35 in the Light of Form-Critical Analysis.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).
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Identifying the poetic forms in the Book of Mormon enables readers to appreciate its beautiful literary style and gain a better understanding of its message. The form-critical analysis of psalms, first outlined by Hermann Gunkel in 1926, demonstrates sharp similarities between Nephi’s psalm and similar psalms in the Old Testament. Nephi’s psalm plainly follows the format and substance of the individual lament as described by Gunkel and elaborated by numerous subsequent scholars. As in other instances of Hebrew poetic forms in the Book of Mormon, understanding and appreciating the psalm, more particularly the personal lament, can offer new insights into 2 Nephi 4:16–35 and make its message of hope and trust more powerful and personal.

ID = [2956]  Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 34116  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Essig, Fred, and Dan Fuller. “Nephi’s Slaying of Laban: A Legal Perspective.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1982.
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Few passages in the Book of Mormon have inspired more criticism and moral outrage than the account of Nephi slaying the unconscious figure of Laban. Many point to this episode as evidence against the Book of Mormon being an inspired document. In this study we will attempt to examine the legal as well as the extra-legal ramifications of this incident. Since the law of ancient Israel was inexorably tied to the religious and moral code of the Israelites, any attempt to divorce the two would be patently artificial. Therefore, while this study will emphasize what we know about the operation of justice, that, by necessity implies a discussion of Israel’s relationship to her lawgiver, Yahweh. In analyzing this slaying, a determination must be made of which Hebrew law codes would most likely have applied during Nephi’s time. The Book of Mormon places the slaying between 592 and 598 B.C.1 The primary sources for Hebrew law of that time are the law codes of the Old Testament. They are three in number: the Code of the Covenant (Exodus 21-23:33), the Deuteronomic Code (which includes Deuteronomy 19), and the Priestly Code (which includes Numbers 35). Although there is some difference of opinion among scholars about the compilation dates of these various codes, the general consensus is that the Code of the Covenant was compiled before 800 B.C., the Deuteronomic Code around 700 B.C., and the Priestly Code in about 350 B.C.5 Comparing these dates to the date of slaying, it can be seen that the Code of the Covenant and the Deuteronomic Code were in existence before the time of the slaying and date in roughly the same time period as the slaying. The Priestly Code, however, was compiled after the exile in Babylon and almost 250 years after the slaying.

ID = [8350]  Type = journal article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:13
Seely, David Rolph. “Nephi’s Use of Isaiah 2–14 in 2 Nephi 6–10.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 151—69. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
ID = [67047]  Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:18
Brown, S. Kent. “Nephi’s Use of Lehi’s Record.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 3-14. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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In many places in the Book of Mormon, the authors refer to writings known to them but not included in the book. One of these is the record of Lehi. Nephi reported that he made “an abridgment of the record of my father” (1 Nephi 1:17), which he included on his own original (large) plates. An English translation of that abridgment was included in the 116 pages of manuscript translation lost by Martin Harris in 1828. Someday we will have that record restored; meanwhile, we can discover some of what it contained because both Nephi and Jacob included parts from it in their records.

Keywords: Book of Lehi; Lost 116 Pages
ID = [75617]  Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books  Size: 23472  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Gee, John. “New and Old Light on Shawabtis from Mesoamerica.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 1 (1997).
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Two Egyptian shawabti-figurines, reputedly discovered in Acajutla, El Salvador, in 1914, are likely forgeries. Had they been authentic, they might have helped to establish cultural contact between Egypt and Mesoameria.

ID = [2947]  Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 9703  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Unattributed. “New Appointment for Editor of Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).
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Donald W. Parry, Brigham Young University pro­ fessor of Biblical Hebrew and longtime contribu­ tor to the work of the Maxwell Institute, has been appointed as an editor for a new edition of Biblia Hebraica, the standard critical edition of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). He is one of about two dozen well­established Hebrew scholars from the world­ wide community also serving as editors for this new edition, and one of three from the United States.

Keywords: BYU; Bible; United States; project; language
ID = [66918]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-02  Collections:  farms-insights,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Hauglid, Brian M. “A New Approach to the Book of Mormon: The Restored Covenant Edition.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 9-19.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: Restored Covenant Edition (1999), by Zarahemla Research Foundation

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Critical Text; Formatting; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Structure; Textual History
ID = [355]  Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 22793  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Clark, John E. “A New Artistic Rendering of Izapa Stela 5: A Step toward Improved Interpretation.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 1 (1999): 22-33, 77.
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Aided by creative techniques, Ajáx Moreno carefully prepared more accurate, detailed renderings of the Izapa monuments, including Stela 5, with its complex scenes of gods and other supernatural creatures, royalty, animals invested with mythic and value symbolism, and mortals. The author raises relevant questions about reconciling Jakeman’s view with the new drawing: Are there Old World connections? Can Izapa be viewed as a Book of Mormon city? Did the Nephites know of Lehi’s dream? Are there name glyphs on the stela? The scene, if it does not depict Lehi’s dream, fits clearly in Mesoamerican art in theme, style, technical execution, and meaning. The basic theme of Stela 5 may be the king as intercessor with the gods on behalf of his people.

Keywords: Dream; Izapa; Izapa Stela 5; Lehi (Prophet); Mesoamerica; Nephite; Stela 5; Tree of Life; Vision
ID = [2993]  Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 43347  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Unattributed. “A New Beginning for the Mormon Studies Review.” Insights 32, no. 3 (2012).
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The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship is continually striving to align its work with the academy’s highest objectives and standards, as befits an organized research unit at Brigham Young University. Our areas of en- deavor include the study of LDS scripture and other religious texts and related fields of reli- gious scholarship, including the burgeoning field of Mormon studies.

Keywords: objectives; standards; BYU; LDS scripture
ID = [66995]  Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:18
Hansen, Harold I. “A New Beginning for the Pageant: 1948 to 1951.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13 no. 1 (2004).
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Harold I. Hansen directed the Hill Cumorah Pageant from 1937 to 1977 (excluding the years 1943–47 when the pageant was suspended for the duration of World War II). He passed away in 1992. This article is an excerpt from his unfinished history of the pageant. His narrative includes details of his efforts to revive the pageant in 1948 and mentions the assistance of Bishop Thorpe B. Isaacson of the Presiding Bishopric, who visited the pageant in 1949. Because of his visit and recommendation to the First Presidency, the pageant was again established as an annual event and moved from an Eastern States Mission activity to a church-recognized production. Hansen includes a statement of support from President David O. McKay and reminiscences of Elder Richard L. Evans, the missionaries, and Harris Cooper, who provided lighting for the production for many years.

ID = [3143]  Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 46941  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:04
Midgley, Louis C. “New Book a Milestone in Mormon Studies.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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Latter-day Saint scholar Terryl L. Givens has recently made two extraordinary contributions to Mormon studies. The first, Viper on the Hearth: Mormons,Myths, and the Construction of Heresy, was published by the prestigious Oxford University Press in 1997 and received virtually uniformly glowing reviews. If one wishes to understand the complex of interests and motivations—pecuniary, personal, and ideological—that fuel both sectarian and secular anti-Mormonism, Viper is the book to consult. The editors at Oxford appreciated the merits of this well-written, informative book and invited Givens to publish again with them. The result is By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion, published this year.

Keywords: Mormon studies; anti-Mormonism; Book of Mormon; Joseph Smith
ID = [66674]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Unattributed. “New Book Compiles Scholarship on Oliver Cowdery.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).
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In conjunction with the recent BYU symposium “Oliver Cowdery: Restoration Witness, Second Elder,” the Maxwell Institute has published Oliver Cowdery: Scribe, Elder, Witness, edited by John W. Welch and Larry E. Morris. This book includes 17 important articles previously published by BYU Studies or FARMS and covers virtually all periods of Oliver Cowdery’s life.

Keywords: BYU Studies; FARMS; Oliver Cowdery; Book of Mormon
ID = [66828]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “New Book Enriches NT Study.” Insights 22, no. 7 (2002).
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A new book from FARMS offers a world of information about the New Testament and its background. Charting the New Testament contains scores of charts, tables, and graphs, each with helpful explanatory and reference materials in a reader-friendly format. Covering a wide array of topics-from the ancient Jewish setting of the New Testament and the world of the Greeks and Romans in which the activities of Jesus and his apostles took place to detailed analysis of the scriptural text itself-the book offers an extensive overview of matters doctrinal, literary, and historical. A companion volume to Charting the Book of Mormon, this handy resource is designed with both the student and the teacher in mind.

Keywords: New Testament; BYU; Book of Mormon; background
ID = [66686]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-07  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Unattributed. “New Book Examines Trials in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).
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John W. Welch has studied two main topics throughout his career: the law and the Book of Mormon. Welch, a professor of law at Brigham Young University and the founder of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, has now prepared the culminating volume of decades of research into the trials and other legal procedures in the Book of Mormon. The Maxwell Institute is pleased to announce its publication as The Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; BYU; Bible; texts
ID = [66892]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “New Book Explores Faith and Philosophy.” Insights 30, no. 6 (2010).
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The Maxwell Institute and Brigham Young University are pleased to announce the publication of a new volume by BYU philosophy professor James E. Faulconer.

Keywords: BYU; faith; philosophy; theology
ID = [66966]  Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-06  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “New Book Features Scholarship on Tree of Life.” Insights 31, no. 2 (2011).
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The tree of life, an ancient and richly evocative symbol found in sacred art, architecture, and literature throughout the world, is the intriguing subject of a new book published by the Maxwell Institute and Deseret Book: The Tree of Life: From Eden to Eternity, edited by BYU professors John W. Welch and Donald W. Parry.

Keywords: tree of life; art; architecture; BYU
ID = [66974]  Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Peterson, Daniel C. “New Book Features Work of Poet, Theologian.” Insights 27, no. 2 (2007).
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The Maxwell Institute’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative has released the newest book in its Eastern Christian Texts series, a bilingual Syriac/English edition of Select Poems of Ephrem the Syrian. From the second to the eighth century ad, when Arabic supplanted it, Syriac was a major literary language across the Middle East; it is essentially a Christian form of Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus, the original apostles, and the first Jewish Christians.

Keywords: texts; Christian; language; translators; poems
ID = [66842]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-02  Collections:  farms-insights,peterson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “New Book Offers Views of Jerusalem as Lehi Knew It.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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Nephi and his brothers referred to Jerusalem as “that great city” (1 Nephi 2:13). Their opposing views about it became a point of contention that tore Lehi’s family in two, and their memories of it influenced the cultural perspective of their descendants in the New World for dozens of generations. The people known as Lamanites longed after it as a lost paradise and named one of their lands of settlement in its honor (Alma 21:1). Among the Nephites it exemplified the dire consequences of unbelief (Helaman 8:20). But what was the Jerusalem of Lehi’s day really like?

Keywords: Nephi; Lamanites; Jerusalem; anthology; Bible
ID = [66726]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Unattributed. “New BYU Booth Debuts at AAR/SBL Conference.” Insights 32, no. 4 (2012).
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In November, the Maxwell Institute teamed up with BYU Studies and the Reli- gious Studies Center to launch a new booth at the American Academy of Religion/Society for Biblical Literature annual meeting. The booth was designed by students and faculty at the BYU Adlab.

Keywords: booth; conference; image; BYU Adlab
ID = [66658]  Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Potter, George D. “A New Candidate in Arabia for the Valley of Lemuel.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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The author serendipitously discovered a stream east of the Gulf of Aqaba that seems to share the physical features of Lehi’s “river of water” that “emptied into the Red Sea” and was “continually running.” The river Laman ran through the valley of Lemuel, described as “firm, steadfast, and immovable.” The stream and the canyon seem to fulfill the conditions of the river of Laman and the valley of Lemuel.

ID = [2998]  Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 26060  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Gardner, Brant A. “A New Chronicler in the Old Style.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): 13-22.
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Review of David G. Calderwood. Voices from the Dust: New Insights into Ancient America.

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; South America
ID = [552]  Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 20641  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Unattributed. “New Director Appointed for the Maxwell Institute.” Insights 28, no. 2 (2008).
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In June Brigham Young University announced the appointment of M. Gerald Bradford as the new executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Bradford, previously associate executive director of the Maxwell Institute, replaces Andrew C. Skinner, who has accepted an assignment at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and is returning to teaching and research.

Keywords: BYU; Maxwell Institute; M. Gerald Bradford; teaching
ID = [66889]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-02  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “New Director Appointed for the Willes Center and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.” Insights 28, no. 4 (2008).
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Recently the Brigham Young University administration announced the appointment of Professor Paul Y. Hoskisson as the new director of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies at the Maxwell Institute, effective September 1. Professor S. Kent Brown, who previously headed up these operations, retired from the university at the end of August.

Keywords: BYU; Book of Mormon Studies; scripture
ID = [66898]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “New Directors Appointed for ISPART and FARMS.” Insights 25, no. 5 (2005).
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In June Brigham Young University announced the appointment of Andrew C. Skinner as the new executive director of the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts. Skinner, a professor of ancient scripture at BYU who has served as dean of Religious Education since 2000, replaces Noel B. Reynolds, who was called to pre-side over the Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: BYU; religious education; ancient text
ID = [66792]  Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-05  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Unattributed. “New Documentary Focuses on New World.” Insights 27, no. 5 (2007).
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Journey of Faith: The New World premiered to large audiences at BYU Education Week in a sneak preview. S. Kent Brown, director of the newly formed Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and one of the lead historical consultants on the documentary, and Peter N. Johnson, director, hosted the premier. A number of people returned for a second viewing because of the sweep of information in the film. “Packing a long history into 80 or 90 minutes of film presented a huge challenge to the filmmakers,” Johnson said. The new film enjoys the sponsorship of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship and the Willes Center.

Keywords: BYU; education week; Book of Mormon; documentary
ID = [66864]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “New Documentary to Premier at Education Week.” Insights 27, no. 3 (2007).
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Journey of Faith: The New World, a new Maxwell Institute documentary, is set to premier at BYU Campus Education Week in August. The Maxwell Institute has again teamed with award-winning Latter-day Saint filmmaker Peter Johnson to produce a documentary that will explore the Book of Mormon in the New World.

Keywords: education; documentary; BYU; fil; scholarship
ID = [66851]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Sorenson, John L. “A New Evaluation of the Smithsonian Institution ‘Statement regarding the Book of Mormon’” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995.
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Anti-Mormons frequently refer to a long-standing form letter sent by the Smithsonian Institution in response to inquiries about the Book of Mormon. In this paper, John Sorenson makes note of serious flaws in this Smithsonian statement, pointing out that parts of the form letter are based on unsubstantiated assumptions by the Smithsonian staff who are unqualified to make such generalizations. Also included in this paper is a more responsible letter recently issued by the Smithsonian Institution on this matter.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Answers to Criticisms
ID = [8592]  Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,sorenson  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Paulsen, David L., and Matthew G. Fisher. “A New Evangelical Vision of God: Openness and Mormon Thought.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): 415-441.
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Review of Clark H. Pinnock. Most Moved Mover: A Theology of God’s Openness.

Keywords: Nature of God; Philosophy; Theology
ID = [449]  Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 61268  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
McDonald, Andrew J. “New Evidences for Old?: Buyer Beware.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 101-117.
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Review of New Evidences of Christ in Ancient America (1999), by Blaine M. Yorgason, Bruce W. Warren, and Harold Brown

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Evidence; Mesoamerica
ID = [362]  Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 39550  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Unattributed. “New FARMS Review Considers Status of LDS Scholarship.” Insights 27, no. 4 (2007).
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The latest issue of the FARMS Review (vol. 19, no. 1) is now available, and within its pages readers will discover a plethora of subjects addressed, including external views of Latter-day Saint scholarship, the historical validity of central LDS truth claims, and much more.

Keywords: FARMS; review; LDS scholarship; theology
ID = [66860]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Smith, Robert F. “New Information about Mulek, Son of the King.” 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: Destruction of Jerusalem; Language - Hebrew; Mulek (Son of King Zedekiah)
ID = [66483]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Unattributed. “New Issue of Studies in the Bible and Antiquity.” Insights 32, no. 4 (2012).
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Articles in the latest issue of Studies in the Bible and Antiquity range from the study of ancient Mesopotamian art to a contemporary meditation on one of Jesus’s most famous parables.

Keywords: Bible; study; parables; Christ; article
ID = [66655]  Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Unattributed. “New JST Electronic Library Offers Added Features.” Insights 31, no. 2 (2011).
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Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible: Electronic Library brings together a wealth of information and recent scholarship on Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible. The electronic library, produced by the Religious Studies Center and the Maxwell Institute, also includes high-resolution images of every page of the original manuscripts, images and transcriptions of the earliest copies made from those manuscripts, and a collection of recently published studies based on the manuscripts. A short introductory essay precedes each manuscript. This collection also includes the entire 851-page book Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts, edited by Scott H. Faulring, Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews.

Keywords: translation; Bible; scholarship; Joseph Smith
ID = [66975]  Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Sorenson, John L. “New Light.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).
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The Smithsonian statement about the Book of Mormon has been revised to indicate that the “Book of Mormon is a religious document and not a scientific guide.” James E. Talmage correctly identified various Michigan relics as fraudulent.

ID = [2986]  Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,sorenson  Size: 8408  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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Recent genetic studies indicate that Polynesians were connected to ancient America. Careful reading of native sources led European scholar Michel Graulich to conclude that pre-Columbian Americans held beliefs that may arise out of the Christian tradition. Whether he or those he opposes are correct, the caution to allow more than one interpretative stance remains appropriate. Interpretations of scriptural history are possibly “contingent upon the theoretical inclinations” of the investigators. The historical process of the Anufo people of the Ivory Coast territory suggests how “robbers” or “secret societies” could have grown to be players on the sociopolitical scene in Mesoamerica.

ID = [3033]  Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1558  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Richardson Benedict Gill’s book The Great Maya Droughts: Water, Life, and Death provides substantial evidence of the natural physical events that occurred in Mesoamerica. These events are comparable to events recorded in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3063]  Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 16332  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Brown, S. Kent. “New Light from Arabia on Lehi’s Trail.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 55-125. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Adversity; Arabia; Architecture; Bountiful (Old World); Dream; Incense Trail; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Metal Plates; Metallurgy; Nahom; Recordkeeping; Sacrifice; Tree of Life; Vision; Wilderness
ID = [75591]  Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 126129  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Gee, John. “New Light on the Joseph Smith Papyri.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 245-259.
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Gee shares the results of his twenty-year studies of the Joseph Smith Papyri, discussing matters that are not widely known.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Joseph Smith Papyri
ID = [574]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 36984  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Read, Nicholas, Jae R. Ballif, John W. Welch, William E. Evenson, Kathleen Gee, and Matthew P. Roper. “New Light on the Shining Stones of the Jaredites.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 253-255. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Geology
ID = [75696]  Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:18
Brown, S. Kent. “New Light: Nahom and the Eastward Turn.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12 no. 1 (2003).
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The account of the journey of Lehi’s family through the wilderness mentions one local name, Nahom, where Ishmael was buried. The discovery of the tribal name NHM on three altars from the seventh and sixth centuries BC provides a likely location for that stopping point on their trip. This site is located at the bend of the incense trail that went in the opposite direction of Lehi’s group—westward to NHM and then turning northward.

ID = [3119]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7555  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:04
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light: Sunken Ruin Off Cuba.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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Reports of an underwater city off the island of Cuba have caused many Latter-day Saints to believe that the city is a remnant of a Book of Mormon city. However, archaeologists have not found any reason to support that idea.

ID = [3076]  Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 2753  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Hardy, Grant R. “New Light: The Book of Mormon as a Written (Literary) Artifact.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 2 (2003): 107-109, 118.
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Hardy hypothesizes that the misplacement of Alma 13:16 (which, he proposes, actually belongs three verses earlier) is an example of a mistake in handwriting and copying known as homoeoteleuton.

Keywords: Alma the Younger; Homoeoteleuton; Literary; Literature
ID = [3133]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 18848  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:04
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “New Light: The Queen of Sheba, Skyscraper Architecture, and Lehi’s Dream.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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The Book of Mormon prophet Lehi received a vision commonly referred to as the tree of life. Within that vision, he observes a building that he describes as “strange.” A possible reason Lehi labels it this way is that the architecture of the building was dissimilar to the architecture popular in Jerusalem at the time. The building in Lehi’s dream was plausibly structured similar to the buildings found in south Arabia during Lehi’s time. By studying the architectural styles of Jerusalem and south Arabia, one can better evaluate and understand the vision of the tree of life.

ID = [3094]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 8809  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:04
Berrett, LaMar C. “New Light: The So-Called Lehi Cave.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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Berrett discusses point by point reasons why an ancient burial complex at Khirbet Beit Lei, sometimes called “Lehi’s cave,” is unlikely to have Book of Mormon connections. Brown describes a carved altar inscribed to the tribe Nihm discovered in the southwest Arabian peninsula (Yemen)—this location may be the place Nahom where Nephi’s father-in-law, Ishmael, was buried, according to the Book of Mormon record. The characters on the Anthon transcript reportedly taken by Martin Harris to New York to show to Professor Charles Anthon bear resemblance to characters on two Mexican seals made of baked clay. Szink identifies another possible Semitic source for the name Alma in the tablets of Ebla uncovered in Syria.

ID = [2999]  Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 34860  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Waltz, David. “A New Look at Historic Christianity.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 165-180.
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Review of Restoring the Ancient Church: Joseph Smith and Early Christianity (1999), by Barry R. Bickmore

Keywords: Early Christianity; Restoration
ID = [365]  Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 21146  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Unattributed. “New Mormon Studies Review a Scholarly Feast.” Insights 31, no. 3 (2011).
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Emerging from a 22-year tradition of penetrating scholarly reviews and essays is the new Mormon Studies Review. Formerly titled The FARMS Review, it sports a sleeker design and larger format and promises to survey a broader spectrum of topics. In his editor’s introduction, Daniel C. Peterson reprises the Review’s history and attainments during the past two decades. He notes how it will continue to defend LDS scripture and faith claims through the kind of “vigorous and learned discourse” tempered with satire and wit that has set it apart from the beginning.

Keywords: tradition; history; LDS scripture; faith
ID = [66979]  Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “New Nibley Volume Explores the Book of Abraham.” Insights 29, no. 2 (2009).
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An Approach to the Book of Abraham, volume 18 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, is now avail­ able. This volume contains Nibley’s early work on the Book of Abraham and the Joseph Smith Papyri and is his closest look at Facsimile 1 of the Book of Abraham. In chapter 5, Nibley is at his best as he has Mr. Jones, the curator, conduct Dick and Jane through an imaginary museum in which the most important lion­couch scenes have all been gathered together in a single hall. Mr. Jones possesses a hand­ book that tells him all. In a conversational manner, he discusses the various figures of Facsimile 1, call­ing upon the best Egyptological knowledge of the time to explain their importance and setting.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; museum; volume; essays
ID = [66916]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-02  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “New Nibley Volume Features Temples, Biographies, Reviews.” Insights 28, no. 3 (2008).
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Fans of Hugh Nibley’s writings will welcome volume 17 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, copublished by Deseret Book and FARMS. Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple is a compilation of materials, many of which have been published previously out-side the Collected Works.

Keywords: Hugh Nibley; collected works; materials; volume
ID = [66894]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Midgley, Louis C. “New Reader’s Edition of the Book of Mormon.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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With the recent publication of The Book of Mormon: A Reader‘s Edition, Grant Hardy has provided the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a remarkable new version of their founding text. Although Hardy gears his book to a broad readership, those who truly love the Book of Mormon, seek to be serious students of it, or both will find A Reader’s Edition well worth owning. Why? Because in this edition the text is displayed not in verse format but in discrete, sub-headed sections of greater length with ease of reading the end in view.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; scripture; translation; history
ID = [66729]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Givens, Terryl L. “New Religious Movements and Orthodoxy: The Challenge to the Religious Mainstream.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): 201-220.
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Because of the religious diversity in the United States, the different religions have struggled to be tolerant of each other, especially at the time when Joseph Smith founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Givens examines this situation and suggests five factors that contribute to the success of new religious movements such as Mormonism.

Keywords: Early Church History; Religious Diversity; Religious Freedom
ID = [560]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 43731  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Unattributed. “New Research Pushes Christian Apostasy Earlier in Time.” Insights 25, no. 4 (2005).
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A much­-anticipated book exploring the root causes of the early Christian apostasy is now off the press: Early Christians in Disarray: Contemporary LDS Perspectives on the Christian Apostasy, edited by Noel B. Reynolds and published by FARMS and BYU Press.

Keywords: book; Christian; BYU; manuscripts; apostacy
ID = [66788]  Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-04  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Unattributed. “New Resource on Ancient Maya Writing Released.” Insights 22, no. 3 (2002).
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A new volume published under the Institute’s Research Press imprint is A Thematic Bibliography of Ancient Maya Writing, by Stephen D. Houston and Zachary Nelson. “Many people don’t know about the quantity of research on ancient Maya writing,” says Houston, a BYU professor of anthropology who is an authority on Maya writing. “In fact, the literature is overwhelmingly large. This bibliography provides a roadmap through that literature.”

Keywords: Maya writing; literature; history; objects
ID = [66665]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Hauglid, Brian M. “A New Resource on the Book of Moses.” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): 57-60.
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Review of Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. In God's Image and Likeness: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Moses.

Keywords: Joseph Smith Translation; Moses (Book); Pearl of Great Price
ID = [666]  Type = review  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 14664  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:47
Unattributed. “New Series Launched with Book on DNA Research.” Insights 28, no. 1 (2008).
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In the last few years, the topic of how DNA research fits in with the text of the Book of Mormon has become increasingly divisive. On the one hand, critics of the Church seize on recent DNA studies to claim that Native Americans are descended from Asian, not Middle Eastern, ancestors. On the other hand, faithful LDS scholars, including some of the most respected DNA researchers in the country, say the data from recent research is insufficient to deny or confirm the claims of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: DNA; research; Book of Mormon; articles; studies
ID = [66881]  Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Sorenson, John L. “New Technology and Ancient Voyages.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 177-179. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Shipbuilding; Voyages
ID = [75680]  Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Welch, John W. “New Testament Word Studies.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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This is a compilation of biblical Greek words of interest to Latter-day Saints. John Welch suggests the various nuances of meaning they conveyed to the Saints in the meridian of time and, by extension, the richness of their potential meaning for us today. The translated words in English include evangelist, restoration, peculiar, testament, mansions, endow, perfect, strai[gh]t, seal, firstborn, unchangeable, and amen.

Keywords: New Testament
ID = [8622]  Type = journal article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,welch  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Unattributed. “New Translation Launches METI’s Library of the Christian East Series.” Insights 26, no. 1 (2006).
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One of the misconceptions that many Westerners have is that all Arabs are Muslims and that all Muslims are Arabs. In fact, many of the major Islamic countries in the world (e.g., Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and the most populous of them all, Indonesia) are not Arab, and large minorities in some Arab countries are not Muslim. Christianity is a Near Eastern religion, not a European one, and it has been in the Near East since its origin. (An Egyptian Christian friend once complained to me about how tired he had become of Americans and Europeans asking him whether his family had been converted by the Germans, the French, or the British. His ancestors, he pointed out, had been converted by Mark, the writer of the Second Gospel, in the first century ad. My own forebears, in Scandinavia, didn’t accept Christianity until roughly a millennium later.)

Keywords: translation; BYU; Middle Eastern texts; library
ID = [66804]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Unattributed. “New Volume Explores Themes, Background of Book of Abraham.” Insights 25, no. 5 (2005).
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Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, the third volume in FARMS’s Studies in the Book of Abraham, was recently published and is now available. This book deals with three broad themes: astronomy in the Book of Abraham, the background of the Joseph Smith Papyri, and the nature of the Abrahamic covenant. In the course of treating these subjects, various papers discuss Jews in Ptolemaic Egypt, commonalities between the Book of Abraham and ancient Islamic texts, accounts of Abraham in 19th-century America, and a number of other interesting issues. All but 3 of the 12 articles were initially presented as papers at a BYU conference on the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; ancient texts; book; teachings
ID = [66793]  Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-05  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “A New Way to Read the Epistles.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): Article 8.
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Review of An Epistle from the New Testament Apostles (1999), by John W. Welch

ID = [352]  Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 24126  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Unattributed. “New Web Site Debuts.” Insights 26, no. 6 (2006).
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The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship unveiled its new Web site on 1 Nov-ember 2006. The new site, found at maxwellinsti-tute.byu.edu, features all the material that resided on the FARMS Web site as well as additional con-tent and links from all departments that make up the Institute.

Keywords: website; scholarship; FARMS; religious texts; biography; bibliography
ID = [66830]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-06  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “The New World Promised Land’s Economic Base.” Insights 23, no. 5 (2003).
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A majority of people in the modern world are absorbed in performing their daily work, conceived in terms of jobs, money, food, and other things practical and economic. Would it have been different for the Nephites or Lamanites? Not really. The center of their daily concerns, too, was “making a living.” But what that meant differed greatly from what we mean by the expression.

Keywords: new world; Book of Mormon; society; religion
ID = [66722]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Ricks, Stephen D., and Robert F. Smith. “New Year’s Celebrations.” 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: Amalickiah; Calendar System; Teancum (Nephite Captain)
ID = [66503]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster. The Mormon Quest for the Presidency.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): Article 14.
ID = [612]  Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 4045  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Aston, Warren P. “Newly Found Altars from Nahom.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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Ancient altars in Yemen bear the inscription Nihm, a variant of the word Nahom. According to the Book of Mormon, one of the travelers in Lehi’s group, Ishmael, was buried at a place called Nahom. Because the altar has been dated to about the sixth or seventh century BC (the time of Lehi’s journey), it is plausible that the Nihm referred to on the altar could be the same place written about in the Book of Mormon. This article discusses the discovery site, the appearance of the altars, and the process of dating the altars, as well as the place-name Nahom in its Book of Mormon setting.

ID = [3073]  Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 13902  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Ball, Terry B. “Nibley and the Environment.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 2 (2011): 16–29.
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Hugh Nibley cared deeply about creation and was passionate about our stewardship over the earth. His arguments in defense of the environment were informed by the disciplines he knew best: history, philosophy, and theology. From his study, research, and reasoning, Nibley drew several principles that seem to have directed his thoughts and crafted his sense of environmental stewardship. Four of these principles are discussed in this paper: (1) humankind has a divine mandate to properly care for creation; (2) humankind’s spiritual health and environmental heath are linked; (3) creation obeys, reverences, and provides for humankind, as humankind righteously cares for creation; and (4) humankind should not sacrifice environmental health for temporal wealth.
A review of Hugh Nibley’s thoughts and writings on the environment.

ID = [1746]  Type = Journal Article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-jbms,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:54
Unattributed. “Nibley Classic on Papyri Given New Life in Second Edition.” Insights 25, no. 6 (2005).
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After years of intense effort, the long-overdue second edition of Hugh Nibley’s 1975 book The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment is at press. This new edition has been meticulously pre-pared by BYU Egyptologists John Gee and Michael D. Rhodes, who upgraded this Nibley classic on many points (some unseen, others impossible to miss, such as the superior illustrations by Michael Lyon) while preserving the original con-tent. Published by FARMS and Deseret Book, this edition is a fitting tribute to Nibley’s pioneering work and will enable a new generation of students and scholars to profit from Nibley’s enduring insights into an area of perennial interest for Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Joseph Smith; BYU; FARMS; Book of Abraham
ID = [66797]  Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-06  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Unattributed. “Nibley Fellows, 2011–2012.” Insights 32, no. 1 (2012).
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Each year the Maxwell Institute awards Nibley Fellowships to LDS students pursuing graduate degrees (usually PhDs) in fields of study directly related to the work of the Institute—primarily work on the Bible, the Book of Mormon, early Christianity, and the ancient Near East.

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; Nibley Fellowships; LDS; Bible; Book of Mormon
ID = [66986]  Type = journal article  Date = 2012-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:18
Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship.” Insights 26, no. 2 (2006).
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Each year at this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, this program provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute, particularly work done under the name of FARMS—studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.

Keywords: financial aid; religious scholarship; FARMS; PhD programs
ID = [66811]  Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-02  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Application Deadline, Guidelines.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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Each year at about this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program. Those interested in applying for the first time or who wish to renew their fellowships for the 2002/ 2003 academic year must do so by 30 June 2002.

Keywords: Nibley Fellowship Program; guidelines; Book of Mormon
ID = [66676]  Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Program.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).
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Each year at about this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of Hugh Nibley, this program provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Institute, particularly work done under the name of FARMS—studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.

Keywords: program; financial aid; scriptures; application
ID = [66744]  Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-02  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Program Assists Rising Scholars.” Insights 29, no. 1 (2009).
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For a number of years the Maxwell Institute has sponsored a graduate fellowship program that gives financial aid to students pursuing advanced degrees in fields of special interest to the Institute. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh W. Nibley, this program fosters the next gen- eration of faithful scholars by providing financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute. Work done under the auspices of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, such as studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects are of particular interest.

Keywords: Maxwell Institute; program; studies; graduate
ID = [66911]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Program Assists Rising Scholars.” Insights 30, no. 3 (2010).
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For a number of years the Maxwell Institute has sponsored a graduate fellowship program that gives financial aid to students pursuing advanced degrees in fields of special interest to the Institute. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh W. Nibley, this program fosters the next generation of faithful scholars by provid- ing financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute. Of particular interest is work done under the auspices of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, such as studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, and ancient temples.

Keywords: program; financial aid; students; application
ID = [66951]  Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-03  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “Nibley Fellowship Program Assists Rising Scholars.” Insights 31, no. 2 (2011).
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The Maxwell Institute sponsors a graduate fellowship program that gives financial aid to students pursuing advanced degrees in fields of special interest to the Institute. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh W. Nibley, this program fosters the next generation of faithful scholars by providing financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute. Of particular interest is work done on the Bible, the Book of Mormon and other restoration scriptures, early Christianity, and ancient temples.

Keywords: sponsors; program; study; mission; scriptures
ID = [66977]  Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “Nibley Lecture Series Presentations Available Online.” Insights 30, no. 3 (2010).
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The lecture series “The Work of Hugh W. Nibley: On the 100th Anniversary of His Birth” concluded in April. The videos of each lecture are currently being prepared for availability on our Web site. Presently, video of four of the lectures can be accessed through the Upcoming Events section of the Maxwell Institute home page (maxwellinstitute .byu.edu).

Keywords: lecture; transcript; online; education
ID = [66950]  Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Unattributed. “Nibley Lecture Series to Be Held.” Insights 29, no. 6 (2009).
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A lecture series entitled “The Work of Hugh W. Nibley: On the 100th Anniversary of His Birth” will be held during winter semester 2010 at BYU. March 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Nibley’s birth. In addition, One Eternal Round, volume 19 of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, the final volume of the series, will have been published.

Keywords: BYU; anniversary; lecture series; Book of Mormon
ID = [66937]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Midgley, Louis C. “The Nibley Legacy.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): 293-302.
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Reprinted in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 17.
Review of Hugh Nibley. Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 17.

Keywords: Hugh; Nibley; Temple Worship
ID = [618]  Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,nibley  Size: 23274  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Unattributed. “Nibley Magnum Opus to Be Released Soon.” Insights 29, no. 4 (2009).
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Hugh Nibley’s long-anticipated One Eternal Round is in the final stages of production. This volume represents the culmination of Nibley’s thoughts and research on the Book of Abraham, especially Facsimile 2.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; research; writing; volume; traditions
ID = [66927]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-04  Collections:  abraham,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Hauglid, Brian M. “Nibley’s Abraham in Egypt: Laying the Foundation for Abraham Research.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): Article 9.
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Since 1989, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon has published review essays to help serious readers make informed choices and judgments about books and other publications on topics related to the Latter-day Saint religious tradition. It has also published substantial freestanding essays that made further contributions to the field of Mormon studies. In 1996, the journal changed its name to the FARMS Review with Volume 8, No 1. In 2011, the journal was renamed Mormon Studies Review.
Review of Hugh Nibley. Abraham in Egypt.

ID = [433]  Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,nibley,old-test  Size: 8932  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Christensen, Kevin. “‘Nigh unto Death’: NDE Research and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2 no. 1 (1993).
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This article suggests that contemporary near-death research casts light on several episodes in the Book of Mormon. Alma’s conversion while “nigh unto death” fits a common pattern of experience. Modern researchers have noticed distinctive aftereffects among those who have experienced a near-death experience (NDE). In the Book of Mormon, both Alma and the resurrected Christ demonstrate these aftereffects. Lehi’s dream invites comparison with the otherworld journey literature of many nations. Nephi’s interpretation of Lehi’s dream casts light on the tension between the literal and the symbolic elements of visionary experience. Finally, just as accurate out-of-body observations made by NDErs argued for the reality of their experiences, so the testable aspects of the Book of Mormon give Joseph Smith a significance apart from others who may have experienced similar visions.

ID = [2826]  Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 42130  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Robison, Lindon J. “‘No Poor Among Them’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 1 (2005): 86-97, 130.
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One way that those who love God and others demonstrate their love and “at-one-ment” (the state of being one) and thereby qualify for blessings, is by imparting of their substance to the poor. When a people become of one heart and mind, there are no poor among them. The Book of Mormon describes two stages of at-one-ment that lead to a general economic equality: Complete at-one-ment (perfect observation of the laws resulting in no contentions or disputations with “all things common among them” 4 Nephi 1:3), and at-one-ment as evidenced by equality before the law (the ability to form and be governed by equitable and just laws wherein all status and social discrimination is eliminated). The love of riches and status increases divisions and separations among the people and brings poverty and iniquity.

Keywords: Atonement; Discrimination; Economic Equality; Economy; Love; Poor
ID = [3160]  Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 44513  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:04
Hedges, Andrew H., and Dawson W. Hedges. “No, Dan, That’s Still Not History.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): 205-222.
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Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Prophet; Smith
ID = [504]  Type = review  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 46131  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Welch, John W. “No, Sir, That’s Not History!” 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: Book of Mormon Authorship; Book of Mormon Historicity; Plagiarism; Roberts; B.H.; Smith; Ethan; View of the Hebrews
ID = [66466]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Roper, Matthew P. “Noah Webster and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 2 (1995): 142-146.
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Book of Mormon descriptions of defensive fortifications are not attributable to specific nineteenth-century sources but rather to the English vocabulary of the day.

Keywords: Apologetics; Book of Mormon Translation; Fortifications; Warfare
ID = [2918]  Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 9495  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Nibley, Hugh W. “Nobody to Blame.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, August 3, 1960.
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In this letter to a BYU graduate student, Hugh Nibley advocates the program of the school of the prophets as a way to meet the challenges of academia. He explores four obvious ways of meeting the challenges of the learned world: ignoring them, running away from them, agreeing with them, or meeting the opposition on their own grounds.

Keywords: Mormon Studies
See also: “Nobody to Blame” (1960)
ID = [8378]  Type = journal article  Date = 1960-08-03  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:13
Bickmore, Barry R. “Not Completely Worthless.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 275-301.
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Review of “Christ” (1998), by Ron Rhodes

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Jesus Christ; Trinity
ID = [344]  Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 40558  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Peterson, Daniel C. “Not Joseph’s, and Not Modern.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 191-229. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Asherah; Authorship; Columbus; Christopher; Eight Witnesses; Exodus Motif; Historicity; Language - Hebrew; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Three Witnesses
ID = [75594]  Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,peterson  Size: 64818  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Tvedtnes, John A. “Not Your Everyday Wordprint Study: Variations on a Theme.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 2 (1997): 16-27.
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Review of Book of Mormon Authors: Their Words and Messages (1996), by Roger R. Keller.

Keywords: Authorship; Statistics; Stylometry; Wordprint
ID = [276]  Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 29959  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Gee, John. “A Note on the Name Nephi.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1 no. 1 (1992).
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The name Nephi is attested as a Syro-Palestinian Semitic form of an Egyptian man’s name dating from the Late Period in Egypt.

ID = [2823]  Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 8144  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Roper, Matthew P. “A Note on Volcanism and the Book of Mormon.” Insights 29, no. 4 (2009).
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The account of the great destruction at the death of Christ in Third Nephi relates that many cities at the time were destroyed by fire (3 Nephi 8:14; 9:3, 9–11). In an article published in 1998, geologist Bart Kowallis argued that the destructive events, including the burning of cities described there, are consistent with the effects of a significant volcanic event. The volcanic interpretation fits particularly well in a Mesoamerican setting where volcanic events are historically common. Additional support for this interpretation can be found in Mormon’s description of the aftermath of these events. In his abridgement of the subsequent history of the people of Lehi, Mormon states that it was many years before these burned cities were rebuilt and inhabited (4 Nephi 1:6–7).

Keywords: volcanism; Book of Mormon; destruction; history
ID = [66929]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-04  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Clark, Robert E. “Notes on Korihor and Language.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2 no. 1 (1993).
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Korihor makes use of language to cast doubt in the minds of his listeners and to tear down the power of God. Language is used for both good and ill.

Keywords: Antichrist; Korihor
ID = [2836]  Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 6889  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
Clark, Robert E. “Notes on Korihor and Language.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 150-153. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Antichrist; Korihor
ID = [75675]  Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 5846  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Hamblin, William J., and Brent Merrill. “Notes on the Cimeter (Scimitar) in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 360-364. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Metallurgy; Warfare; Weaponry - Cimeter; Weaponry - Scimitar
ID = [82143]  Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:33
Gee, John. “Notes on the Sons of Horus.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles; Egyptology
ID = [1514]  Type = journal article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-reports  Size: 117526  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:53
Parry, Donald W., and Janet L. Garrard-Willis. “Notes on Vocabulary in Isaiah 2–11, 13–14, 29, 48–54.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 409—22. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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A glossary of archaic words

ID = [67056]  Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:18
Peterson, Daniel C. “Notes on ‘Gadianton Masonry’” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 174-224. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This chapter examines the claims of authors such as Fawn Brodie and David Persuitte that Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon as a piece of anti-Masonry literature. It concludes that, while there are similarities between the Gadianton robbers and Freemasons, it cannot be determined that the similarities were intentional. Additionally, the early Saints did not take an anti-Masonry stance or use the Book of Mormon to promote anti-Masonry sentiment.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, anti-Masonry; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon; Freemasonry
ID = [82136]  Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:33
Tvedtnes, John A. “Nothing New Under the Sun.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 1 (1998): 264-270.
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Review of Meeting the Mormon Challenge with Love (1997), by Leon Cornforth

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
ID = [294]  Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 16960  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Welch, John W. “Number 24.” 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: Numerology; Symbolism
ID = [66523]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Number Manipulation for Profit, or Just for Fun?” Insights 30, no. 6 (2010).
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When the writer of the Gospel of Matthew listed the genealogy of Christ, he divided it into three sections, each containing 14 generations, to wit, Abraham to David, David to the Exile, and the Exile to Christ (Matthew 1:17; also 1–17). In order to do this he had to manipulate the names by leaving out several ancestors mentioned in the Old Testament. The reason Matthew thought it necessary to create this mathematical/genealogical fiction has never been explained adequately.

Keywords: genealogy; profit; tradition; Bible; manipulation
ID = [66965]  Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-06  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Walker, Marilyn Higbee. “Nurturing through the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): 28-30.
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Review of Nurturing Faith through the Book of Mormon (1995), by Deseret Book

Keywords: Atonement; Brother of Jared; Doctrine; Education; Faith; Fall of Adam; Jesus Christ; Revelation; Scripture Study
ID = [261]  Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 6391  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Volluz, Corbin T. “‘O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?’” Insights 25, no. 6 (2005).
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The Book of Mormon has come under frequent fire from its critics for allegedly quoting portions of the New Testament before the New Testament was written. A classic example of this is the famous phrase from 1 Corinthians 15:55, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Clear allusions to this passage are made by three Book of Mormon prophets: Abinadi (Mosiah 16:8), Aaron (Alma 22:14), and Mormon (Mormon 7:5).

Keywords: New Testament; Book of Mormon; location; quotes
ID = [66799]  Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Midgley, Louis C. “‘O Man, Remember, and Perish Not’ (Mosiah 4:30).” 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: Covenant; Language - Hebrew; Memory; Parallelism; Remembrance
ID = [66478]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Bowen, Matthew L. “‘O Ye Fair Ones’: An Additional Note on the Meaning of the Name Nephi.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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An earlier Insights article noted a possible wordplay in the first verse of the Book of Mormon that provides internal textual evidence that the name Nephi derives from the Egyptian word nfr. While nfr denotes “good, fine, goodly” of quality, it also signifies “beautiful, fair” of appearance. Assuming that at least some senses of the Egyptian word passed into Nephite language and culture, this second sense of nfr may have influenced Nephite self-perception. Several Book of Mormon passages evidence the affiliation.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; language; culture; Lamanites
ID = [66727]  Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Szink, Terry L. “An Oath of Allegiance in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 35-45. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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“An important element in any military endeavor is the loyalty of the soldiers. Obviously, even the most brilliant military tactics will fail if the troops are unfaithful in fulfilling their duty. Often, to instill this loyalty, an oath of allegiance is administered to recruits. The well-known title-of-liberty episode in Alma 46 of the Book of Mormon includes an interesting example of just such an oath. This paper will examine that oath, drawing upon parallels from the ancient Near East for comparison.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, parallels with ancient Near East; Book of Mormon; Moroni (Book of Mormon figure)
ID = [82131]  Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:33
Gee, John. “‘An Obstacle to Deeper Understanding’” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 185-224.
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Review of Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (1998), by D. Michael Quinn

Keywords: Early Church History; Folk Magic
ID = [367]  Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Unattributed. “Occasional Papers Spotlights the Book of Mormon.” Insights 27, no. 6 (2007).
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The latest issue of the Maxwell Institute’s Occasional Papers (number 5 in the series) focuses exclusively on what Joseph Smith called “the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion”—the Book of Mormon. As M. Gerald Bradford, editor of the series and associate executive director of the Maxwell Institute notes, “the papers in this volume show that the Book of Mormon can be studied and understood from a wide variety of scholarly disciplines.”

Keywords: Joseph Smith; Book of Mormon; history; language
ID = [66873]  Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Huff, Benjamin I. “Of Course Mormonism Is Christian.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 113-130.
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Review of “Is Mormonism Christian?” (2002), by Craig L. Blomberg

Keywords: Criticism
ID = [414]  Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 14631  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Hardy, Grant R. “Of Punctuation and Parentage.” Insights 24, no. 2 (2004).
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As is well known, when the words of the Book of Mormon were translated “by the gift and power of God,” there was no punctuation at all in the early manuscripts, and that is the way the translated text was delivered to E. B. Grandin’s print shop. Type-setter John Gilbert reported that when he sat down to prepare the text for publication, “every chapter . . . was one solid paragraph, without a punctuation mark, from beginning to end.”¹ So he added punctuation and paragraphing as he went along. He did a good job, especially for someone reading the book for the first time, but there are a few sentences that could have been punctuated in more than one way, with slightly different results. Since the punctuation of the Book of Mormon does not enjoy the same revealed status as the words themselves, it may be worth considering some of the alternatives.

Keywords: punctuation; manuscripts; text; Book of Mormon
ID = [66741]  Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-02  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:16
Boyce, Duane. “Of Science, Scripture, and Surprise.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): 163-214.
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Review of Trent D. Stephens and D. Jeffrey Meldrum. Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding.

Keywords: Evolution; Science
ID = [614]  Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 126333  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Davis, D. Morgan. “Of Scorpions, Vipers, and the Assassin’s Drug.” Insights 29, no. 3 (2009).
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Twelfth-century Cairo was a vibrant place. The legendary Saladin, who had recaptured Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187, had established himself there and was actively transforming it from a royal resort into a cosmopolitan center of power, commerce, learning, and culture. A pious Muslim, Saladin chose for his physician at court a Jew who had been twice exiled—first from his hometown of Cordoba, Spain (Andalusia), and then again from Fez, Morocco (al- Maghreb)—by the fanatical Almohad regime of Northwest Africa.

Keywords: learning; culture; Cairo; Jewish congregation
ID = [66922]  Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-03  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Bickmore, Barry R. “Of Simplicity, Oversimplification, and Monotheism.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 215-258.
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Review of Paul Owen. “Monotheism, Mormonism, and the New Testament Witness.” In The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement.

Keywords: Criticism; Monotheism
ID = [431]  Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 97530  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. “Of What Material Were the Plates?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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Contrary to what some may assume, the plates were most likely made not of pure gold but rather of an alloy termed tumbaga by the Spanish.

ID = [3053]  Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 28132  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Brown, Matthew B. “Of Your Own Selves Shall Men Arise.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 1 (1998): 97-131.
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Review of The Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Tmeple Worship (1994), by David John Buerger

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Freemasonry; Temple Worship
ID = [298]  Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 92991  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Smith, Gregory L. “Often in Error, Seldom in Doubt: Rod Meldrum and Book of Mormon DNA.” FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 17-161.
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Review of Rod L. Meldrum. Rediscovering the Book of Mormon Remnant through DNA.

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; DNA; Native Americans
ID = [644]  Type = review  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 338980  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:47
Seely, David Rolph. “‘The Old Adorns the New’ Reading the Book of Mormon in Light of the Bible.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): Article 6.
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Review of From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon (1998), by S. Kent Brown

ID = [357]  Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 12257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Cloward, Robert A. “The Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha and the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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Serious study of extra-canonical Jewish writings from the four centuries between 200 B.c. and A.D. 200 is sometimes hampered by difficulty in locating texts, since editions and translations of these works are scattered through a wide range of books and journals. It is the purpose of this selected bibliography to guide the student to these texts.

Keywords: Apocrypha; Pseudepigrapha; Dead Sea Scrolls
ID = [8580]  Type = journal article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,old-test  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Gee, John. “The Old Testament as Reliable History.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): 425-430.
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Review of Kenneth A. Kitchen. On the Reliability of the Old Testament.

Keywords: Historicity; Old Testament
ID = [542]  Type = review  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,old-test  Size: 12968  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Sorenson, John L., Gordon C. Thomasson, and Robert F. Smith. “Old World Languages in the New World.” 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; Anthropology; Language - Uto-Aztecan
ID = [66451]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:14
Sorenson, John L. “Old World People in the New.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 248-252. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Mesoamerica
ID = [75695]  Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:18
Madsen, Truman G. “The Olive Press: A Symbol of Christ.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 1-10. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
ID = [67899]  Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 17310  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:23
Welch, John W. “Oliver Cowdery’s 1835 Response to Alexander Campbell’s 1831 ‘Delusions’” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81862]  Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:31
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Oliver Cowdery’s Voice in Modem Scripture: Priesthood Restoration, Book of Mormon, and Articles of Faith.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, June 7, 1997. This is a transcript of an address given 7 June 1997 at the Ancient Scriptures and the Restoration conference cosponsored by FARMS and the Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History.
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Oliver Cowdery’s records border on scripture. His supplementary testimonies are of the same eyewitness quality as the Joseph Smith references that have entered the standard works. Much of Cowdery’s thinking and writing was modified and polished to a scriptural level by Joseph Smith.

Keywords: Church History; Book of Mormon Witnesses
ID = [8573]  Type = journal article  Date = 1997-06-07  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Peterson, Daniel C., Matthew P. Roper, and William J. Hamblin. “On Alma 7:10 and the Birthplace of Jesus Christ.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995.
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This paper is part of a series of F.A.R.M.S. papers intended to give clear, concise answers to criticisms that have been raised against the Book of Mormon. As can be seen in the footnotes, much is owed to previous researchers who have addressed these criticisms. The foundation wishes to thank Matthew Roper for his help in gathering and summarizing large portions of the raw material for this series of papers. The authors wish to thank Robert Durocher for his help with this paper.

ID = [8562]  Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,peterson  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Samuelson, Cecil O. “On Becoming a Disciple-Scholar.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): 1-14.
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President Samuelson’s Neal A. Maxwell Lecture, delivered 23 March 2007, highlights the life and scholarship of Elder Neal A. Maxwell, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the man for whom the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship was named.

Keywords: Disciple-Scholar; Discipleship; Education; Scholarship
ID = [606]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 32297  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Bokovoy, David E. “On Christ and Covenants: An LDS Reading of Isaiah’s Prophetic Call.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 3 no. 1 (2011).
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This article illustrates that for Latter-day Saints, the Book of Mormon can function as an interpretive guide to Isaiah’s writings. The analysis explores some ways in which the Book of Mormon can aid in identifying textual meaning in the story of Isaiah’s prophetic commission, especially on the topic of Christ and covenants. Lehi’s call narrative in the Book of Mormon shares much in common with Isaiah 6. Based on analogy with Lehi’s comparable dream, LDS readers can connect the seraph that interacts personally with Isaiah to Jesus Christ—that is, the Being with great luster who descends out of heaven to meet with the Book of Mormon prophet.

ID = [7027]  Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-sba,old-test  Size: 47978  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:07
Gee, John. “On Corrupting the Youth.” The FARMS Review 22, no. 2 (2010): 195-228.
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Review of Chrsitian Smith. Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults. and Review of Mark D. Regenerus. Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers.

Keywords: Chastity; Education; Faith; Law of; Science; Word of Wisdom; Youth
ID = [661]  Type = review  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 78441  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:47
Roper, Matthew P. “On Cynics and Swords.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): 146-158.
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Review of ?Of Cities and Swords: The Impossible Task of Mormon Apologetics? (1996), by James White

Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Apologetics; Criticism; Macuahuitl; Metallurgy; Sword; Sword of Laban; Weaponry
ID = [267]  Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 28574  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:44
Barney, Kevin L. “On Elkenah as Canaanite El.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 1 (2010): 22-35.
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Many easily recognizable Hebrew words and names can be found in the Book of Abraham. One name that hasn’t had a concrete meaning attached to it, however, is Elkenah. In this article, Barney addresses whether Elkenah is a person, place, or name; what its possible linguistic structures are; and what it might mean. Most importantly, Barney links Elkenah with the Canaanite god El and the attending cult—a cult that practiced human sacrifice. This has significant ramifications for the Book of Abraham, which has been criticized for its inclusion of human sacrifice. Assuming a northern location for the city Ur and taking Elkenah as the Canaanite El resolve the issue of child sacrifice in the Book of Abraham.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Abraham; Elkenah; Language - Hebrew; Name; Onomastics; Pearl of Great Price
ID = [3246]  Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 59542  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:05
Ricks, Stephen D. “On Lehi’s Trail: Nahom, Ishmael’s Burial Place.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 1 (2011): 66-68.
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Nahom, a proper name given as the burial place of Ishmael in 1 Nephi 16:34, compellingly correlates archaeologically, geographically, and historically to the site of Nehem on the Arabian peninsula. However, as this article exhibits, some of the linguistic and etymological evidence given to connect the Book of Mormon Nahom to the Arabian Nehem is somewhat problematic.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Ishmael; Language; Lehi’s Trail; Nahom
ID = [3262]  Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 12132  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:05
Boylan, Robert S. “On Not Understanding the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 181-189.
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Review of Ross Anderson. Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Quick Christian Guide to the Mormon Holy Book.

Keywords: Anachronisms; Ancient Near East; Arabia; Archaeology; Criticism; Literary Style
ID = [646]  Type = review  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 21642  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:47
Peterson, Daniel C. “On the New World Archaeological Foundation.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): 221-233.
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Some critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have claimed that the church has funded several failed archaeological expeditions in an effort to prove the veracity of the Book of Mormon. As Daniel C. Peterson points out, however, such excursions have not been failures. On the contrary, they have produced significant evidence to support the Book of Mormon, and there is still more to be discovered.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Mesoamerica
ID = [469]  Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,peterson  Size: 28744  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Nibley, Hugh W. “On the Pearl of Great Price.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1965.
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Hugh Nibley discusses Reverend F. S. Spaulding’s handling of the booklet Joseph Smith as a Translator, concluding that Spaulding was partial in his method of consulting the opinions of the great Egyptologists of 1912 concerning the book of Abraham. An examination of their comments reveals inadequacy and inconsistency This paper anticipates the first section of the series A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham
ID = [8379]  Type = journal article  Date = 1965-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:13
Szink, Terrence L., and John W. Welch. “On the Right or Left: Benjamin and the Scapegoat.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 107-109. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; Law of Moses; Laws; Legal
ID = [75667]  Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size: 4755  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:56:17
Hilton, John L. “On Verifying Book of Mormon Wordprints/Authors.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship; Stylometry; Wordprint
ID = [8398]  Type = journal article  Date = 1989-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:13
Bradford, M. Gerald. “On-Demand Printing.” Insights 31, no. 1 (2011).
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The Maxwell Institute makes every effort to keep most of the books we produce and publish, either on our own or with others, in print. At the same time, we face increasing costs to do this. Many of our recent books (and all of our periodicals) are available digitally, and we are working to ensure that our past titles will be available both digitally and in print. In the future our publications, includ- ing our periodicals, will come out in both formats.

Keywords: The Maxwell Institute; books; publish; digital; print
ID = [66968]  Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:17
Sorenson, John L. “Once More: The Horse.” 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; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Horses
ID = [66469]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:15
Carter, K. Codell, and Christopher B. Isaac. “One Response to a Singularly Worthless Genre.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 114-117.
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Review of Refuting the Critics: Evidences of the Book of Mormon's Authenticity (1993), by Michael T. Griffiths

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Apologetics; Criticism
ID = [183]  Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 10185  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Gee, John. “One Side of a Nonexistent Conversation.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): 81-85.
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Review of Thomas D. Cottle. The Papyri of Abraham: Facsimiles of the Everlasting Covenant.

Keywords: Book of Abraham
ID = [432]  Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 10592  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Tvedtnes, John A. “One Small Step.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): Article 12.
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Review of Francis J. Beckwith, Carl Mosser, and Paul Owen. “Introductory Essay”; Thomas J. Finley. “Does the Book of Mormon Reflect an Ancient Near Eastern Background”; and David J. Shepherd. “Rendering Fiction: Translation, Pseudotranslation, and the Book of Mormon.” In The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement.

ID = [429]  Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 121902  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Ashurst-McGee, Mark. “A One-sided View of Mormon Origins.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): 309-364.
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Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History
ID = [446]  Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 129784  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Tvedtnes, John A. “One-Stop Scriptures.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 79-81.
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Review of Words of Christ Restored for the Last Days (1999), by Kenneth Lutes and Lyndell Lutes

Keywords: Jesus Christ; Scripture Study
ID = [402]  Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 7147  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:45
Mitchell, Michelle. “Ordeal by Water.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1983.
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Submitting oneself to an ordeal was viewed in several ancient legal systems as a means of seeking a divine dispensation of judgment. The idea that justice will prevail in a contest between good and evil survives in the spontaneous schoolyard ordeal: “Cheaters never prosper” chant the children who win the replay after a dispute over whether the original ball was fair or foul. Piaget found that young children often believe that natural events are punishment for moral transgressions, while teenagers discard the idea of immanent justice in favor of mechanical chance.
Nearly every society has, at some time in its development, made formal use of the ordeal to test guilt and innocence, and nearly every society has used water as one of the mediums to reveal the truth--God’s judgment. This study examines the common elements of water ordeals in secular and scriptural contexts. An overview of trials by water is followed by specific analysis of water ordeals in the Near East generally, which in turn serves as background for detailing the literal and metaphorical water ordeals in the Old Testament, New Testament and Book of Mormon.

ID = [8542]  Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:14
Midgley, Louis C. “Orders of Submission.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 2 (2006): 189-228.
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Review of essays on Mormonism. Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism; Doctrine
ID = [547]  Type = review  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 95288  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:46
Petersen, Mark E. “Origin and Plight of Indians.” In Book of Mormon Talks by General Authorities, 140-42. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1990.
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All the peoples of the Americas shared a common belief in the visitation of a white God who taught them and ministered to them. The names differed—Quetzalcoatl, Votan, Gucumatz, Verachoeha, Sume, Kon-tiki, Kukulcan—but he was the same God, Jesus Christ, whose appearance is recorded in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81077]  Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:26
Skousen, Royal. “The Original Book of Mormon Transcript.” 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: Book of Mormon Translation; Cowdery, Oliver; Early Church History; Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Textual History
ID = [66445]  Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:52:14
Skousen, Royal. “The Original Language of the Book of Mormon: Upstate New York Dialect, King James English, or Hebrew?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 28-38.
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The original text of the Book of Mormon contains complex, Hebrew-like constructions that have been subsequently removed from the text because of their non-English character.

Keywords: Early Church History; Language; Language - Hebrew; Original Text; Structure; Translation
ID = [2856]  Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 18658  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:02
England, Eugene. “Orson Scott Card: How a Great Science Fictionist Uses the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2, no. 1 (1990): 56-62.
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Review of The Folk of the Fringe (1989); Seventh Son (1987); The Red Prophet (1988); and Prentice Alvin (1989), by Orson Scott Card.

Keywords: Fiction; Joseph; Jr.; Science Fiction; Smith
ID = [62]  Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 17557  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
England, Eugene. “Orson Scott Card: The Book of Mormon as History and Science Fiction.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 59-78.
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Review of Homecoming (5 vols., 1992-95); A Storyteller in Zion: Essays and Speeches (1993); and “An Open Letter to those who are concerned about 'plagiarism' in The Memory of Earth” (1993), by Orson Scott Card.

Keywords: Fiction
ID = [181]  Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 48169  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:43
Nyman, Monte S. “Other Ancient American Records Yet to Come Forth.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 52-61, 79-80.
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Many critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that there cannot be any scripture added to the Bible, thus making the Book of Mormon blasphemous. However, many scriptures refer to other books of scriptures, including the Book of Mormon and other records that are not currently available to the world. Monte S. Nyman discusses here the plausibility of receiving modern revelation and scripture from God. He also suggests that by studying the Book of Mormon and other scriptures in conjunction with the Bible, Latter-day Saints can better prepare for the day when lost records are restored.

Keywords: Hidden Books; Lost Records; Revelation; Scripture
ID = [3059]  Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 54207  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:03
Bachman, Danel W. “The Other Side of the Coin: A Source Review of Norman Geisler’s Chapter.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 175-213.
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Review of “Scripture” (1988), by Norman L. Geisler

Keywords: Anti-Mormon