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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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1890
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 52, 1890. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1890.
ID = [66415]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1890-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 5  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Phillips, G. F. “Skepticism and the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 52, no. 7 (17 February 1890): 104-5.
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Cites as evidence of the Book of Mormon a story by Montessini who visited America in the fifteenth century and discovered some Indians who “pronounced the words of Deuteronomy: Schemah Israel Adonai Elohenu Adoni Ehad (Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord)” Furthermore, he cites “Basnage’s Histoire des Jeufs written in 1694,” where Basnage writes that “Tis sufficiently certain that a vessel driven thither [Americas] by a tempest landed some Jews”

ID = [81001]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1890-02-17  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Carlisle, J. E. “Corroborating the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 52, no. 20 (19 May 1890): 312-14.
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Argues that archaeological evidences that predate Columbus indicate that two distinct races once inhabited the Americas. This and other indings corroborate the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81003]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1890-05-19  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
C., J. E. “Dr. Duncan and the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 52, no. 35 (1 September 1890): 552-56.
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A defense of the Book of Mormon against the criticism of Dr. Duncan in the Islington Gazette of August 18th. Dr. Duncan, evidently a literary critic, concluded that the Book of Mormon was either a clumsy or barefaced forgery or a pious fraud. The author writes that the Book of Mormon makes clear many doctrines that are dificult to understand in the Bible. Also, the history and gospel taught by the Bible and the Book of Mormon are similar because both were inspired of God. [B. D.]

ID = [81000]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1890-09-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Carlisle, J. E. “A Modern Miracle.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 52, no. 37 (15 September 1890): 584-85.
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Author believes that it is as foolish to try to disprove the Book of Mormon as it is the Bible, for both works are built upon revelation. There are, however, many who refuse to accept the teachings of both scriptures.

ID = [81004]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1890-09-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Cannon, George Q. “A Remarkable Coincidence.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 52, no. 41 (13 October 1890): 641-42.
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Lehi, in his inal farewell to his family, stated that he “must soon lay down in the cold and silent grave, from whence no traveler can return” (2 Nephi 1:14). Inasmuch as similar words appear in the writings of William Shakespeare, Church critics believe that Joseph Smith borrowed the Book of Mormon statement from Shakespeare. However, in the ruins of Mexico similar words have been found to have been used in an ancient funeral speech.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
ID = [81002]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1890-10-13  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1891
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 53, 1891. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1891.
ID = [66416]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1891-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
1892
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 54, 1892. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1892.
ID = [66417]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1892-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
1893
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 55, 1893. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1893.
ID = [66418]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1893-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 1  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Ricks, Joel E. “America’s Ancient Inhabitants.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 55, no. 42-44 (16, 23, 30 October 1893): 672-75, 695-98, 711-14.
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A report of the author’s explorations in Salt River Valley, Arizona, wherein he hypothesizes that the inhabitants of Salt River Valley came from Hagoth’s voyages to the north country (Alma 63). The peoples had buildings and temples made of cement and probably used metal.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [81005]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1893-10-16  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1894
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 56, 1894. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1894.
ID = [66419]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1894-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 1  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Bluth, J. V. “More Book of Mormon Evidence.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 56, no. 41 (8 October 1894): 648-50.
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While archaeologists search for the secrets to the origin of the early inhabitants of America, members of the Church believe the keys to understanding such things are contained in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81006]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1894-10-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1895
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 57, 1895. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1895.
ID = [66420]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1895-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 3  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Booth, A. L. “An Objection Answered.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 57, no. 11 (14 March 1895): 168-69.
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Defends criticisms that the Book of Mormon contains bad grammar by stating that any errors of the book are the errors of man. Mentions the errors of the Bible.

ID = [81007]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1895-03-14  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Booth, A. L. “A Divine Record.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 57, no. 31 (1 August 1895): 488-90.
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A brief summary of David Whitmer’s life and testimony of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81009]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1895-08-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Millennial Star. “Discoveries In Yucatan.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 57, no. 33 (15 August 1895): 524-26.
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This reprint from the Deseret News tells of an archaeologist, Dr. Augustus le Plongeon, who deciphered several inscriptions found in Central America. He found that the hieratic (sacred) alphabet of the Mayas was almost identical to that of the Egyptians, as well as similar grammar and characters with identical meanings. Two cities in the peninsula of Yucatan were “visited by learned men from all parts of the world” Creation stories were found recorded that resemble Old World legends. Dr. Plongeon directly links Egyptian identity with the Mayan people.

ID = [81008]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1895-08-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1896
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 58, 1896. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1896.
ID = [66421]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1896-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 2  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Millennial Star. “An Objection to the Book of Mormon Answered.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 58, no. 35 (27 August 1896): 557-58.
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Cites archaeological evidence that iron was used by ancient American inhabitants, supporting the claim made by the Book of Mormon concerning steel and iron. [A. C.]

ID = [81010]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1896-08-27  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Parry, E. F. “The Book of Mormon Corroborated.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 58, no. 53 (31 December 1896): 836-38.
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Quotes William Niven’s description of ancient ruins at Yerba Buena in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Niven theorizes that the city was destroyed by being suddenly submerged in water and later coming up again. Parry quotes 3 Nephi 8:5-17 that describes the violent destruction in the Nephite and Lamanite land. The Book of Mormon is supported by Niven’s theory.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [81011]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1896-12-31  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1897
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 59, 1897. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1897.
ID = [66422]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1897-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 3  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Millennial Star. “Book of Mormon Testimony.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 59, no. 17 (29 April 1897): 266-68.
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One purpose of the Book of Mormon is to bear testimony of the truthfulness of the Bible. The corroborating witness of the Book of Mormon should encourage Christians to approach the Bible as a sacred text rather than human work.

ID = [81012]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1897-04-29  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Parry, E. F. “The Urim and Thummim.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 59, no. 34 (26 August 1897): 540-41.
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Parry argues that Joseph Smith’s description of the Urim and Thummim coincide with the Bible’s description. Since this and other statements of Joseph Smith coincide with the Bible, Joseph Smith was divinely inspired.

ID = [81013]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1897-08-26  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Moody, William A. “Origin of the Samoans.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 59, no. 38 (23 September 1897): 587-88.
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Argues that the Samoans originate from American shores, namely from Hagoth (Alma 63:5-8).

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [81014]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1897-09-23  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1898
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 60, 1898. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1898.
ID = [66423]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1898-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 5  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Improvement Era. “The Truth of the Hexateuch.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 60, January 20, 1898, 45–48.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Old Testament Scriptures > Leviticus
Old Testament Scriptures > Numbers
Old Testament Scriptures > Deuteronomy
Old Testament Scriptures > Joshua
Old Testament Topics > Biblical Criticism
ID = [67611]  Status = Type = church article  Date = 1898-01-20  Collections:  millennial-star,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Millennial Star. “The Book of Mormon Confirmed.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 60, no. 2-6 (18 January 1898—10 February 1898): 24-28, 33-39, 56-63, 72- 77, 81-87.
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Five-part series sets forth external evidences of the Book of Mormon, including the archaeological findings that “point to successive periods of occupation” in ancient America, evidence of Hebrew origin/descent for the American Indians, and the idea that there was an advanced civilization in ancient America. Also discusses metal plates and provides geological proof of the great destruction recorded in 3 Nephi 8.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [81015]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1898-01-18  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Wells, R. S. “The Book of Mormon Confirmed.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 60, no. 2-6 (18 January - 10 February 1898): 24-28, 33-39, 56-63, 72- 77, 81-87.
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Series of five articles with evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon—there were two races of ancient Americans, the Jaredites in North America and the Nephites in South America (Omni 1:23 and Alma 22:30-34); American Indians are of Hebrew origin; there is evidence of ancient metal engraving on tablets in book form; the Peruvians believe they originated from a people led by four brothers; there is evidence of advanced civilizations, ancient coins, and ancient implements on the American continent; there is evidence of great destruction at the crucifixion of Christ and that the Messiah was known to ancient Americans.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [81018]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1898-01-18  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Grant, Heber J. “Discourse by Elder Heber J. Grant.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 60, no. 23 (9 June 1898): 353-58.
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Grant testifies at the Salt Lake Stake Conference, March 13, 1898, that one can know gospel truths and later apostatize through disobedience. Grant reads Oliver Cowdery’s testimony of the Book of Mormon and quotes him as saying that the reason he left the Church was because he had sinned and he hoped to rejoin the Latter-day Saints.

ID = [81017]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1898-06-09  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Parry, E. F. “Objections to the Book of Mormon Considered.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 60, no. 27 (7 July 1898): 429-32.
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A rebuttal to Dr. Shelton, who had given several anti-Mormon lectures in one of the principal cities in England. Sheldon pointed out blemishes in the Book of Mormon and misquoted it. He ridiculed the book’s ship building, grammatical construction, reference to a compass, similarity to the Bible, foreknowledge of God, and the ministry of Christ before his birth.

ID = [81016]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1898-07-07  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
1899
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star: Vol. 61, 1899. 52 issues. Manchester; Liverpool: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain, 1899.
ID = [66424]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1899-01-01  Collections:  millennial-star  Size:   Children: 1  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Millennial Star. “Secular Proofs of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 61, no. 15 (13 April 1899): 229-31.
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A reprint of an article from the Deseret News that gives the substance of a lecture by George Reynolds. Evidences that prove the ancient inhabitants of this continent were Nephites: Hebrew inscriptions on stone, metal and parchment and a story that a “francisco” discovered a secret “Nephite hiding place,” the whereabouts of which he could not reveal under a oath of secrecy.

ID = [81019]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1899-04-13  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10

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