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The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star was the official publication of the Church in the BRITISH ISLES from 1840 to 1970. Parley P. Pratt, an APOSTLE of the Church and the first editor of the periodical, outlined its purpose in its first issue, May, 1840, "The Millennial Star will stand aloof from the common political and commercial news of the day. Its columns will be devoted to the spread of the fulness of the gospel- the restoration of the ancient principles of Christianity-the gathering of Israel- the rolling forth of the kingdom of God among the nations- the signs of the times- ... in short, whatever is shown forth indicative of the coming of the ’Son of Man,’ and the ushering in of his universal reign on the earth." The presidents of the British Mission were always listed as the editors, among whom were five future PRESIDENTS OF THE CHURCH: Wilford WOODRUFF, Joseph F. SMITH, Heber J. GRANT, George Albert SMITH, and David O. MCKAY. The Millennial Star was officially retired in 1970, when it was subsumed into the Ensign, the English-language magazine for adults throughout the Church starting in 1971.

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1860
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 22, 1860. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1860.
ID = [66385]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1860-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 1  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Barnett, Henry W. “The Aborigines of America.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 22, no. 17 (28 April 1860): 258-60.
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Old Testament and Book of Mormon prophecies provide answers to questions concerning the origins of the American Indians who are of the House of Israel. The record called the stick of Joseph came forth as the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80939]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1860-04-28  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1861
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 23, 1861. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1861.
ID = [66386]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1861-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
1862
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 24, 1862. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1862.
ID = [66387]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1862-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
1863
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 25, 1863. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1863.
ID = [66388]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1863-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 1  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Sims, George. “Fulfillment of Prophecies of the Book of Mormon Concerning the Land of America.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 25, no. 44 (31 October 1863): 691-94.
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The Book of Mormon states that “whatsoever nation shall possess [America] shall serve God, or they shall be swept off” This promise to America, the “promised land,” was fulfilled in the days of the Jaredites who allowed secret combinations to flourish. Those who remain faithful to Jesus Christ will enjoy the ministration of angels, fellowship with prophets, communion with saints, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and possession of the land of promise.

ID = [80940]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1863-10-31  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1864
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 26, 1864. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1864.
ID = [66389]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1864-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
1865
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 27, 1865. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1865.
ID = [66390]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1865-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
1866
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 28, 1866. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1866.
ID = [66391]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1866-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 8  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Pratt, Orson. “Divinity of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 24 (16 June 1866): 369-71.
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The gospel writers of the New Testament fix the time of day of the Savior’s crucifixion at noon and at three o’clock he was removed from the cross. The Book of Mormon records that the sign was given in the morning. The time difference is not contradictory, rather it offers proof that the Book of Mormon was not written by Joseph Smith, who could not have put such detail into the record. Three o’clock in the afternoon in Jerusalem would have been seven-thirty in the morning in America at one hundred twelve degrees west of Jerusalem.

ID = [80944]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-06-16  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Pratt, Orson. “The Hill Cumorah.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 27 (7 July 1866): 417-19.
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A few notes on the Hill Cumorah. It was the site of the final battles of both Nephite and Jaredite nations, and contains a repository of plates and records.

ID = [80947]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-07-07  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Millennial Star. “Books of the Bible.” Millennial Star Vol. 28, no. 30, July 28, 1866, 467–68.
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The development of different versions of the Bible

Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Bible: Origin, Formation, and Translation
Old Testament Topics > Old Testament: Overviews and Manuals
ID = [29730]  Status = Type = church article,newspaper article  Date = 1866-07-28  Collections:  millennial-star,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:06
Pratt, Orson. “The Two Bibles.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 41 (13 October 1866): 641-43.
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The two Bibles of the world are the Eastern Bible (Holy Bible) and the Western Bible (Book of Mormon). The Western Bible is the most correct book, but the Eastern Bible has been worked on by uninspired men and contains many errors. The discovery of stones inscribed with Hebrew found in ancient mounds in Ohio indicate that the ancient Indians of America had an alphabet and a written language.

ID = [80943]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-10-13  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
M., M. R. “Sacred Stones in the Vicinity of Near, Licking County, Ohio.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 48 (1, 8 December 1866): 753-59, 769-74.
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“The Two Bibles” refers to the discovery of “sacred stones of Ohio,” upon which were inscribed Hebrew phrases (Millennial Star 28/41:641-43). This article analyzes the inscriptions further, showing that the decalogue was poorly written. It suggests the tribes of Dan, Reuben, Zebulun, or Joseph could have wandered to America and deposited the stones in Ohio.

ID = [80941]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-12-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Pratt, Orson. “Sacred Metalic [sic] Plates.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 48 (1, 8 December 1866): 761-64, 777-81.
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Refers to the discovery of “sacred stones” upon which are inscribed Hebrew characters, one of which reads “may the Lord have mercy upon me a Nephite” Scholars wonder where these people who spoke Hebrew came from, and the Book of Mormon provides the answers. The Nephites landed in Chile near the city of Valparaiso. Later Hagoth and others sailed to North America (Alma 63:4-12 and Helaman 3:3-16). The Nephites knew Hebrew and Egyptian and wrote in reformed Egyptian.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
ID = [80942]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-12-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Millennial Star. “Discovery of an American Mastodon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 49 (8 December 1866): 775-76.
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Reports the discovery of bones of a mastodon 83 feet below the surface, about 100 feet from the Mohawk river at a village of Cohoes, near Troy, New York. The Book of Mormon is not mentioned but this and the article following it, “The Mastodon of the Book of Ether” are used to support the Book of Mormon.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [80945]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-12-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Pratt, Orson. “The Mastodon of the Book of Ether.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 49 (8 December 1866): 776-77.
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Omer, a descendant of Jared, departed the Jaredite lands to a place by the seashore. His community’s domesticated animals consisted of elephants and other unidentified animals that had perished by the time the Nephites arrived. Pratt muses about the disappearance of these animals and the remnants of curious animals found in New York.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [80946]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-12-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1867
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 29, 1867. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1867.
ID = [66392]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1867-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 4  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: Nephi.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 29, no. 43 (26 October 1867): 673-74.
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A short description of Nephi’s character. Maeser writes that Nephi had a strong character and was an excellent servant of God because of his temperance caused by his submission to the will of God and the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

ID = [80951]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1867-10-26  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: Jacob, the Brother of Nephi.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 29, no. 44 (2 November 1867): 695-96.
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Just as Moses had appointed Joshua as the secular leader and Aaron as the spiritual leader of the people, so too had Nephi anointed a king as the secular leader and Jacob the spiritual leader. Jacob provides valuable lessons on polygamy and the outcome of the anti-Christ such as Sherem.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [80949]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1867-11-02  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: The Seven Prophets of the House of Jacob.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 29, no. 48 (30 November 1867): 759-60.
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A brief discussion of the seven prophets after Jacob and before King Benjamin. Maeser also summarizes the events that these prophets recorded.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [80950]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1867-11-30  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: The Expedition of Ammon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 29, no. 52 (28 December 1867): 818-20.
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A brief summary of the events recorded in the Book of Mosiah. Maeser mentions King Mosiah2, Abinadi, Limhi, Gideon, and King Noah, and the expedition of Ammon.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [80948]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1867-12-28  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1868
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 30, 1868. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1868.
ID = [66393]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1868-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 4  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: Abinadi.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 30, no. 1 (4 January 1868): 6-8.
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A brief description of the mission of Abinadi. He was the Stephen of that dispensation, sent by God in response to the wickedness of King Noah.

ID = [80958]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-01-04  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: Alma the Great.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 30, no. 5 (1 February 1868): 69-71.
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A brief description of the life and mission of Alma: He was of pure blood of Nephi and became one of the greatest prophets and leaders of the Nephites.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80956]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-02-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: The End of the Kings.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 30, no. 6 (8 February 1868): 69-71.
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A brief description of the life and mission of Alma: He was of pure blood of Nephi and became one of the greatest prophets and leaders of the Nephites.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80957]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-02-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Richards, F. D. “Secret Combinations.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 30, no. 22 (30 May 1868): 344-48.
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The author points out the existence of secret organizations in the United States: the Ku Klux Klan, the Loyal League, the Grand Army of the Republic and Fenianism. The Book of Mormon shows how secret societies brought destruction. Richards quotes all of Ether 8:13-26 and Helaman 6:22-30, and urges the Saints to “keep from all secret combinations and political associations”

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [80955]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-05-30  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1869
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 31, 1869. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1869.
ID = [66394]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1869-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06

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