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Adams, L. LaMar. “A Statistical Analysis of the Book of Isaiah in Relation to the Isaiah Problem.” Ph.D. diss., BYU, 1972.
Adams, L. LaMar, and Alvin C. Rencher. “A Computer Analysis of the Isaiah Authorship Problem.” BYU Studies 15, no. 1 (1974): 95–102.
Adams, L. LaMar. The Living Message of Isaiah. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.
Adams, L. LaMar. “Job: The Man and His Message.” Ensign 12 (Mar. 1982): 72–74.
Adams, L. LaMar. “A Scientific Analysis of Isaiah Authorship.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman, 151–64. Provo: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1984.

Most scholars who reject the one-man authorship of Isaiah do so because they reject prophecy

Adams, L. LaMar. “Many non-LDS scholars claim that the second half of the book of Isaiah was written after the time Lehi left Jerusalem. Yet the Book of Mormon contains material from both halves. How do we explain this?” Ensign 14 (Oct. 1984): 29.
Adams, L. LaMar. “Jesus’ Commandment to Search the Words of Isaiah.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1986. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1986: 177–92.
Adams, L. LaMar. “Isaiah: Disciple and Witness of Christ.” In A Witness of Jesus Christ: The 1989 Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament, ed. Richard D. Draper. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990: 1–17.
Adams, L. LaMar. “Seth.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1299–300 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Adams, Vivian M. “Our Glorious Mother Eve.” In The Man Adam, ed. Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, 87–111. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
Alder, Lydia D. “‘Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods before Me.’” Improvement Era 3 (Oct. 1900): 919–26.
Pinegar, Ed J., and Richard J. Allen. Latter-day Commentary on the Old Testament. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2001.
Pinegar, Ed J., and Richard J. Allen. Choose Ye This Day: Daily Inspiration from the Old Testament. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2005.
Pinegar, Ed J., and Richard J. Allen. Teachings and Commentaries on the Old Testament. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2005.
Allred, Garth L. “The Therapy of Faith.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 1–4. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.

How faith gives strength to avoid the natural fight or flight syndrome

Andersen, Todd G. Genesis Made Whole: One Complete Story of the Patriarchs. Provo, Utah: Best Books Publishing, 1989.
Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: Abraham.” Young Woman’s Journal 29 (Sept. 1918): 524–26.
Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: Elijah.” Young Woman’s Journal. 29 (Oct. 1918): 578–81.
Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: Ezekiel.” Young Woman’s Journal. 29 (Dec. 1918): 702–5.
Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.” Young Woman’s Journal. 29 (Sept. 1918): 527–28.
Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: Jeremiah.” Young Woman’s Journal. 29 (Dec. 1918): 700–702.
Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: Moses.” Young Woman’s Journal. 29 (Oct. 1918): 577–78.
Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: Daniel.” Young Woman’s Journal. 30 (Jan. 1919): 50–54.
Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: The Twelve Minor Prophets.” Young Woman’s Journal. 30 (Jan. 1919): 54–57.
Anderson, James H. “Notable Mothers of the Bible: Hebrew, Sarah; ‘Princess’—Mother of the Covenant Race.” Young Woman’s Journal 40 (Oct. 1929): 715–21.
Anderson, James H. Ten Women of the Olden Days Who Have Influenced History to the End of Time. Salt Lake City: n.p., 1929.

Includes Eve, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Asenath, and Jezebel

Anderson, James H. The Present Time and Prophecy. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1933.
Anderson, James H. God’s Covenant Race from Patriarchal Times to the Present. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1944.
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “What Old Testament books are most quoted by the Savior?” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 28.
Anderson, Ted S. “The Mountain of the Lord’s House: Searching a Major Theme of Isaiah.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 5–7. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Anderson, Travis T. “Naaman, Baptism, and Cleansing.” Ensign 24 (Jan. 1994): 28–30.
Asay, Carlos E. “Rooted and Built Up in Christ.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1986., 1–16 [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1986.

Strengthening testimonies of Christ by using Old Testament passages

Austin, Richard Cartwright. “Biblical Roots for Environmental Ethics.” Sunstone 15 (Apr. 1991): 35–40.

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Bailey, Arthur A. “Adam: LDS Sources.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:15–17 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Bair, Ted M. “Genesis: Science and Religion.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 8–11. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Baird, Douglas F. “Enoch, the Covenant, the Sign, and Zion Today.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 12–15. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Ball, Terry B. “Old Testament Prophets in the Book of Mormon (Lehi, Zenock, Neum, Zenos, Ezias).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993: 258–63.
Ball, Terry B. “Isaiah’s Imagery of Plants and Planting.” In Thy People Shall Be My People and Thy God My God: The 22nd Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994: 17–34.

Plant imagery used to teach man’s relationship to God, the need to repent, and Israel’s future in God’s plan

Ball, Terry B. “Isaiah and the Great Arraignment.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City, Deseret Book, 1997: 46–60.

Isaiah’s indictment of Israel

Ballantyne, VerDon W. “Aaronic Priesthood: Powers and Offices.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:1–3 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Ballantyne, VerDon W. “Levitical Priesthood.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:828–29 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Barlow, Norman J. “Mormon Contributions to Old Testament.” Sunstone 6 (Mar.–Apr. 1981): 5–7.

Letter to the editor that criticizes Melodie Moench Charles’s article “The Mormon Christianizing of the Old Testament, which appeared in Sunstone.

Barlow, Norman J. “David, King.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:359–60 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Barlow, Philip L. “Why the King James Version? From the Common to the Official Bible of Mormonism.” Dialogue 22, no. 2 (1989): 19–42.
Barlow, Philip L. “Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion.” Religion in America Series, ed. Harry S. Stout. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Barnes, C. Douglas. “A Brief History of the Practice of Baptism.” Improvement Era 38 (Oct. 1935): 595–97.
Barney, Kevin L. “Understanding Old Testament Poetry.” Ensign 20 (June 1990): 50–54.
Barney, Kevin L. “Joseph Smith’s Emendation of Hebrew Genesis 1:1.” Dialogue 30:4 (1997): 103–35.
Barron, Howard H. “Judah, Past and Future: L.D.S. Teachings concerning God’s Covenant People.” Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1979.
Bartholomew, Calvin H. “A Comparison of the Authorized Version and the Inspired Revision of Genesis.” Master’s thesis, BYU, 1949.
Bassett, K. Douglas. Commentaries on Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2003.
Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “The King Called David.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 63–69.
Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “Joseph, Model of Excellence.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 9–13.
Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “‘Thou Shalt Not Kill.’” Ensign 24 (Aug. 1994): 26–30.
Bawden, Michael W. “Jewish Festivals, Feasts, and Holy Days: Scriptural Origins and Observances.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 16–19. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Bell, Albert W. “The Mighty Drama of Israel and the Jew.” Salt Lake City: Stevens and Wallis, 1950.
Benedict, Timothy D. “Ephraim: A Prophetic Destiny.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 20–21. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Bennion, Francine R. “Ruth.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1239–40 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Bennion, Lowell L. “The Hebrew Prophets.” Sunstone 5 (July–Aug. 1980): 41–42.

Amos, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Elijah

Bennion, Lowell L. “The Mormon Christianizing of the Old Testament: A Response.” Sunstone 5 (Nov.–Dec. 1980): 40.

Bennion’s response to Melodie Moench Charles’s “The Mormon Christianizing of the Old Testament, which appeared in Sunstone.

Bennion, Lowell L. “Understanding the Scriptures.” Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.

Selections from this book can be found in Sunstone 6 (May–June 1981): 56–58

Bennion, Owen Cannon. “To Offer an Acceptable Sacrifice to the Lord.” Improvement Era 73 (Sept. 1970): 64–67.
Bennion, Steven D. “Abel.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:5 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy.” Ensign 1 (May 1971): 4–7.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A Message to Judah from Joseph.” Ensign 6 (Dec. 1976): 67–72.
Berrett, LaMar C. “How did the Israelites sustain themselves for 40 years?” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 58.
Berrett, LaMar C. “Adam-ondi-Ahman.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:19–20 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Berrett, LaMar C. “Discovering the World of the Bible.” Provo, Utah: Young House, 1973. Revised with D. Kelly Ogden, Provo, Utah: Grandin Book, 1996.
Bishop, Gary L. “The Tradition of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.” Master’s thesis, BYU, 1974.
Blodgett, Terry M. “Tracing the Dispersion.” Ensign 24 (Feb. 1994): 64–70.

Linguistic studies used to trace the scattering of Israel

Boehm, Bruce J. “Wanderers in the Promised Land: A Study of the Exodus Motif in the Book of Mormon and Holy Bible.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 187–203.
Bokovoy, David E., and John A. Tvedtnes. Testaments: Links between the Book of Mormon and the Hebrew Bible. Tooele, Utah: Heritage, 2003.
Bolliger, David L. “Lost Tribes of Israel.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:709 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Bradford, Stella Paul. “Music of the Bible.” Young Woman’s Journal 33 (July 1922): 376–78.
Brain, Ed E. “The Bible.” Contributor 3 (Mar. 1882): 175–77.
Brandt, Edward J. “An Overview of History: Moses to Malachi.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 12–19.
Brandt, Edward J. “Early Families of the Earth.” Ensign 3 (Mar. 1973): 16–17.

Chart

Brandt, Edward J. “Joseph in Egypt.” Ensign 3 (Sept. 1973): 75.
Brandt, Edward J. “Journeys and Events in the Life of Moses.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 36–45.

Maps and summaries

Brandt, Edward J. “Journeys and Events in the Lives of Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.” Ensign 3 (June 1973): 56–59.

Maps and summaries

Brandt, Edward J. “The Conquest of Canaan.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 46–50.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Covenants and Blessings of Abraham.” Ensign 3 (Feb. 1973): 42–43.

Chart

Brandt, Edward J. “The Families of Abraham and Israel.” Ensign 3 (May 1973): 48–49.

Chart

Brandt, Edward J. “The Journeys and Events of the Life of Abraham.” Ensign 3 (Feb. 1973): 40–41.

Map with explanation

Brandt, Edward J. “The Priesthood Ordinance of Sacrifice.” Ensign 3 (Dec. 1973): 49–53.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Tabernacle of Ancient Israel.” Ensign 3 (Nov. 1973): 36–39.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Exile and First Return of Judah.” Ensign 4 (July 1974): 12–13.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Time of the Divided Kingdoms.” Ensign 4 (Apr. 1974): 30–31.

Chart

Brandt, Edward J. “The History, Content, and Latter-day Saint Use of the Book of Jasher.” Ph.D. diss., BYU, 1976.

Concludes that Jasher is a medieval work and not the one mentioned in the Old Testament

Brandt, Edward J. “Helps in Understanding Isaiah in His World.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 50–52. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.
Brandt, Edward J. “Understanding the Old Testament: Keys to Resolving Difficult Questions.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 27–31.
Brandt, Edward J. “I recently acquired a copy of a text called the Book of Jasher, which is claimed to be the book of missing scripture referred to in the Bible. Can you tell me if it is authentic?” Ensign 11 (June 1981): 36–37.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Scatterings and Gatherings of Israel.” Ensign 11 (Dec. 1981): 26–30.

Time line

Brandt, Edward J. “Using the New LDS Editions of Scripture as One Book.” Ensign 12 (Oct. 1982): 42–45.
Brandt, Edward J. “‘He Is the Same God Yesterday, Today, and Forever.’” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 22–23. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.

Consistency of gospel truths in all standard works

Brandt, Edward J. “Adam to Malachi: Where Do the Books Fit In?” Ensign 20 (Jan. 1990): 36–37.

Chart

Brandt, Edward J. “The Law of Moses and the Law of Christ.” In A Witness of Jesus Christ: The 1989 Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament, ed. Richard D. Draper. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990: 18–36.
Brandt, Edward J. “Aaron, Brother of Moses.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:1 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Brewster, Hoyt W., Jr. “Discovering the LDS Editions of Scripture.” Ensign 13 (Oct. 1983): 54–58.
Brewster, Hoyt W., Jr. “‘Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother,’” In The Ten Commandments for Today, ed. John G. Scott, 78–87. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Britsch, Ralph A., and Todd A. Britsch. “Prophet: Prophets.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1164–67 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Britsch, Ralph A., and Todd A. Britsch. “Prophet: Prophets.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1164–67 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Brockbank, Bernard P. “The Ten Commandments.” Ensign, December 1971, 61–63.
Brockbank, Marilyn T. “Prepare to Keep the Sabbath Day Holy.” Ensign 2 (Mar. 1972): 44–45.
Brookbank, Thomas W. “Biblical Cosmogony.” Contributor 8 (Feb. 1887): 137–45, (Mar. 1887): 180–87, (Apr. 1887): 218–29, (May 1887): 263–69, (June 1887): 295–301, (July 1887): 332–35.

The timing and the materials of the Creation

Brough, Monte J. “The Modern Mighty of Israel.” Ensign 23 (Nov. 1993): 63–65.

David’s “mighty men in 2 Samuel 23 compared to modern Church members

Brough, R. Clayton. “They Who Tarry: The Doctrine of Translated Beings.” Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1976.
Brough, R. Clayton. “The Lost Tribes: History, Doctrine, Prophecies, and Theories about Israel’s Lost Ten Tribes.” Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1979.
Brown, L. Edward. “The Abrahamic Covenant and Modern Israel.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 24–26. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Brown, Matthew B. The Gate of Heaven: Insights on the Doctrines and Symbols of the Temple. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 1999.
Brown, S. Kent. “What was the actual political condition of the populace of the promised land when the Israelites conquered it, and who were the people living there?” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 58.
Brown, S. Kent. “Biblical Egypt: Land of Refuge, Land of Bondage.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 44–50.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Mormon Perspective.” BYU Studies 23, no. 1 (1983): 49–66.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Seventy in Scripture.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 27–31. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.

Genesis 10 and 46 as a basis for the office

Brown, S. Kent. “History and Jeremiah’s Crisis of Faith.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman, 105–18. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1984.
Brown, S. Kent. “Approaches to the Pentateuch.” In The Old Testament: Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 13–23. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Brown, S. Kent. “Trust in the Lord: Exodus and Faith.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1986. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1986: 85–94.

The Exodus was a means by which the Israelites developed faith

Brown, S. Kent. “The Exodus Pattern in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (1990): 111–26.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Exodus: Seeing It as a Test, a Testimony, and a Type.” Ensign 20 (Feb. 1990): 54–57.
Brown, S. Kent. “Israel: Overview.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:705–8 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Book of Hosea.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993: 61–67.

Hosea’s description of his marriage to a harlot as a key to understanding his words concerning the Lord’s anger and the eventual triumph of divine love

Brown, Victor L., Jr. “A Vision of the Law of the Fast.” Ensign 7 (Nov. 1977): 82–84.
Bulloch, Brent. “How much emphasis is found in the writings of the Old Testament prophets on the subjects of the Restoration and the last days?” Ensign 11 (Dec. 1981): 58–60.
Burgess, Allan K. “New Insights into the Old Testament.” Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1993.
Burton, Alma P. “Why did prominent persons not taste of death in the Old Testament?” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 76–77.
Burton, R. Scott. “Saul and the Institution of Kingship in Israel (1 Samuel).” In The Old Testament: Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 281–92. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Burton, R. Scott. “The Hymnal of Ancient Israel (Psalms, Part 1).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993: 407–25.
Burton, R. Scott. “The Nature of God in the Psalms (Psalms, Part 2).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993: 426–47.
Burton, Theodore M. “Kingdom of God.” Ensign 1 (June 1971): 83–84.

An exposition of the large stone cut out of a mountain

Burton, Theodore M. “The Power of Elijah.” Ensign 4 (May 1974): 61–67.
Burton, Theodore M. “A Marriage to Last through Eternity.” Ensign 17 (June 1987): 12–15.

The lives of Adam and Eve illustrate some keys to a lasting marriage

Bushman, Richard Lyman. “Does the term prophet mean the same in your church as it did to the people of the Old Testament?” Ensign 4 (Aug. 1974): 86–87.
Butler, Margot J. “Contributions of the Women of the Old Testament.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 53–60. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.

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Cahoon, Lyle. “Holy of Holies.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:651 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Cain, Seymour. “Judaism and Mormonism: Paradigm and Supersession.” Dialogue 25, no. 3 (1992): 57–65.

A look at the relationship between Judaism and Mormonism in terms of supersession (Judaism was superseded by Christianity) and paradigm (the exemplary model of biblical Israel’s faith)

Campbell, Beverly. “Eve.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:475–76 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Capener, Cole R. “A Mormon Concept of Armageddon.” Sunstone 10 (Aug. 1985): 4–8.

The fulfillment of the prophecy of Armageddon will depend on the faith of the Saints and there will be no nuclear or conventional war

Card, Orson Scott. “Making Sunday the Best Day of the Week.” Ensign 8 (Jan. 1978): 6–9.
Carter, K. Codell. “Dark Clouds of Trouble: How Jeremiah’s Example Helps Us Cope with Evil.” Ensign 10 (July 1980): 28–29.
Carver, James A. “‘Thou Shalt Not Covet.’” In The Ten Commandments for Today, ed. John G. Scott, 155–69. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Daniel, Prophecies of.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:355–56 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Challis, John K. “‘Thou Shalt Not Steal.’” In The Ten Commandments for Today, ed. John G. Scott, 124–42. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Chamberlin, W. H. “Use of the Word Elohim.” Improvement Era 6 (Nov. 1902): 25–27.
Chandler, Tertins, and Frank F. Judd Jr. “Reading the Bible.” Contributor 1 (July 1880): 225–27.

Reasons why the Bible should be read by the youth of the Church

Charles, Melodie Moench. “The Majesty of the Law.” Sunstone 5 (July–Aug. 1980): 43–46.
Charles, Melodie Moench. “The Mormon Christianizing of the Old Testament.” Sunstone 5 (Nov.–Dec. 1980): 35–39.

Criticism of the way Mormons interpret the Old Testament to support their views

Charles, Melodie Moench. “The Book of Job and God’s Hand in All Things.” In Women and Christ: Living the Abundant Life, ed. Dawn Hall Anderson, Susette Fletcher Green, and Marie Cornwall, 75–83. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

Job as an example of turning to God in times of suffering

Charlesworth, James H. “Enoch: Ancient Sources.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:459–60 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Christensen, David A. “The Old Testament: Teaching Faith to Teenagers.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 37–41. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Christensen, Rex L. “A Study of the Minor Prophets with Special Reference to Latter-day Saint Theology.” Master’s thesis, BYU, 1939.
Christensen, Ross T. “Papers of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures.” Provo, Utah: Extension Publications, BYU, 1964.
Christensen, Ross T., and Ruth R. Christensen. “Archaeology Reveals Old Testament History: Digging for the Truth.” Ensign 4 (Feb. 1974): 60–66.
Christensen, Ross T., and Ruth R. Christensen. “Archaeology Reveals Old Testament History: Digging for the Truth.” Ensign 4 (Feb. 1974): 60–66.
Christensen, Steve. “An Old Testament Potpourri.” Sunstone 7 (Mar.–Apr. 1982): 63.

Pre-Adamites, the location and return of the Ten Tribes, and the forbidden fruit

Christensen, Steve. “On Isaiah.” Sunstone 7 (Jan.–Feb. 1982): 3.

Major themes from the book of Isaiah and a computer study of the authorship of Isaiah

Christenson, A. B. “The Beginnings of Human History.” Improvement Era 15 (Mar. 1912): 362–68.
Christenson, Allen J. “The Waters of Destruction and the Vine of Redemption.” In A Witness of Jesus Christ: The 1989 Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament, ed. Richard D. Draper. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990: 37–52.

Symbolic meanings of the terms

Christiansen, ElRay L. “A Few Lessons from Joseph.” In Brigham Young University Speeches of the Year (Jan. 6, 1960). Provo, Utah: Extension Publications, Adult Education and Extension Services, and Delta Phi, 1960.

examples from the life of Joseph of Egypt

Christianson, James R. “Noah, the Ark, the Flood: A Pondered Perspective.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1986. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1986: 35–49.

The historicity of the flood and speculations concerning ways to reconcile scientific findings with the biblical account

Church, Lewis R. “Enoch: Book of Enoch.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:460 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Clark, E. Douglas. “Abraham.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:7–9 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “The Creation.” Improvement Era 43 (Sept. 1940): 523–27, 556–64.

Seven scriptural accounts of the Creation arranged in parallel columns

Clark, James R. “The Holy Land: The First Presidency Speaks.” Ensign 2 (May 1972): 2–5.

Old Testament prophecies about the Holy Land about to be fulfilled

Clark, James R. “The Divine Origin of Our Scriptures.” Ensign 3 (Mar. 1973): 50–53.
Clark, James R. “Joseph of Egypt: Writings of Joseph.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:761–62 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Clifford, Richard J. “The Temple and the Holy Mountain.” In The Temple in Antiquity: Ancient Records and Modern Perspectives, ed. Truman G. Madsen, 107–24. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1984.

Symbolic connections between the sacred mountain and the temple in ancient Israel

Clift, Frederic. “The Bible: The King James Translation—a Compromise.” Improvement Era 7 (July 1904): 654–64.
Clift, Frederic. “The Sabbath Day: From Genesis to Revelation.” Improvement Era 8 (July 1905): 641–55.
Cloward, Robert A. The Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha and the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Selected Bibliography of Text Editions and English Translations.. N.p.: By the author, 1988. Reprint, Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1990.

An extensive bibliography of writings related to the Old Testament

Cloward, Robert A. “Dead Sea Scrolls: LDS Perspective.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:363–64 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Cloward, Robert A. “Lost Scripture.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:845–46 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Cloward, Robert A. “Isaiah 29 and the Book of Mormon.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998: 191–247.
Cohen, Irving H. Jews of the Torah.. Scotia, N.Y.: Cumorah Book, 1963.

The identity of the Jews from an LDS perspective

Cohen, Irving H. The Authors of Genesis as Explained by the Colophon System.. Scotia, N.Y.: Cumorah Book, 1966.

Argument that the different sections of Genesis were originally written autobiographically by the patriarchs

Cole, Clarissa Katherine. “Promised Land, Concept of a.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1160 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Cole, Laurel G. “The Samaritans: A Yesterday People Today.” Ensign 4 (Dec. 1974): 40–42.

The history of the Samaritans and their beliefs today

Harmer, Earl W., and Todd M. Compton. Our Destiny: A Brief Historical Outline of God’s Covenant Race from Patriarchal Times to the Present. Salt Lake City: By the compiler, 1942.

An outline of time from Abraham to the birth of the United States written by W. J. Cameron and pedigree charts written by James H. Anderson showing the relationship of Mormonism to the past and the future of the covenant

Muren, Joseph C., and Todd M. Compton. The Temple and Its Significance. Rev. ed. Ogden, Utah: Temple Publications, 1973.
Condie, Spencer J. “Wedding Portrait in Eden.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 61–65. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.

Insights from the Old Testament to help strengthen the resolve for an eternal marriage

Cook, Melvin A. Creation and Eternalism.. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1970.

The different scriptural accounts of the Creation and theories on the meaning of article eternity from a scientific perspective

Cook, Stephen R. “Old Testament Teaching Tips.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 42–44. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.

Using the Book of Mormon as a bridge between the Old Testament and us

Cornwall, Rebecca J. “The ‘Old Dead Book’ of Job.” Ensign 4 (July 1974): 55–59.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Old Testament Dispensation: Outlines in Theology.. Salt Lake City: General Board of Education, 1918.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Outlines in Religious Education: Old Testament.. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1928.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Old Testament and the Problems of Life: Teacher’s Manual.. Salt Lake City: Department of Education [LDS], 1938.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wisdom and Devotional Literature: Bible 102, Introduction to the Old Testament and Its Teachings.. Provo, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Schools, 1965.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Old Testament Student Manual.. Provo, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Schools, Department of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, 1967.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement, Part One.. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1980.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement, Part Two.. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1980.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Old Testament Seminary Home Study Teacher Manual.. [Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints], 1980.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Old Testament Seminary Home Study.. [Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints], 1980.
Cowan, Richard O. “What is an ephod?” Ensign 3 (Dec. 1973): 33.
Cowan, Richard O. “Temples, Ancient and Modern.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 45–48. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Cowan, Richard O. “The Latter-day Significance of Ancient Temples.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1986. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1986: 111–24.

Latter-day temples parallel ancient temples, especially those of the Israelites

Creer, J. Preston. “Fruits of the Fall.” Improvement Era 6 (Feb. 1903): 277–82.

The conditions in the premortal life including a description of the war in heaven, an account of the Fall, and what has been gained from it

Crocheron, George W. “The City of Enoch.” Improvement Era 8 (May 1905): 536–38.

A speculative description of the city of Enoch and its inhabitants

Cross, Frank Moore. “The Priestly Tabernacle in the Light of Recent Research.” In The Temple in Antiquity: Ancient Records and Modern Perspectives, ed. Truman G. Madsen, 91–106. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1984.

Archaeology and textual evidence

Cross, Frank Moore. “New Directions in the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” BYU Studies 25, no. 3 (1985): 3–11.
Cross, Frank Moore. “Dead Sea Scrolls: Overview.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:361–62 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Cross, Frank Moore, Jr. See Cross, Frank Moore.
Crowley, Ariel L. Aurichalcum: A Brochure upon the Brass Plates of Israel.. N.p., 1934.

A correlation of the Book of Mormon and the history of Old Testament events

Crowley, Ariel L. “The Foretold Name of Jesus.” Improvement Era 63 (Apr. 1960): 237–39, 257, 259–60.

Old Testament prophecies

Crowther, Duane S. Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament.. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1966. Revised and reprinted. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1993.

A Bible study guide of the period from the division of the kingdoms to the end of the Old Testament

Crowther, Duane S. How to Understand the Book of Isaiah. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon, 1998.

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Dahl, Larry E. “Adam in the Premortal Life.” In The Man Adam, ed. Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, 1–10. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
Dahl, Larry E. “Adam’s Role from the Fall to the End—and Beyond.” In The Man Adam, ed. Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, 113–29. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
Dahl, Larry E. “The Abrahamic Test.” In A Witness of Jesus Christ: The 1989 Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament, ed. Richard D. Draper. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990: 53–67.
Dahood, Mitchell J. “The Temple and Other Sacred Places in the Ebla Tablets.” In The Temple in Antiquity: Ancient Records and Modern Perspectives, ed. Truman G. Madsen, 77–89. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1984.

Early Semitic temple and religious practices one thousand years before Israel entered Canaan

Dalby, Ezra C. Land and Leaders of Israel: Lessons in the Old Testament.. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, [1930].
Damron, Paul E. “Suggestions for Teaching Ezekiel.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 66–68. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.
Davies, LeGrande. “Jonah: Testimony of the Resurrection.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman, 89–104. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1984.
Davies, LeGrande. “Isaiah: Texts in the Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:700–701 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Day, Franklin D. “Elijah: LDS Sources.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:450–51 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Decker, Neil W. “Object Lessons from the Old Testament: An Element of Fun.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 49–52. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Donaldson, Lee, V. Dan Rogers, and David Rolph Seely. “Is there background information on the tower of Babel to help us better understand what took place?” Ensign 24 (Feb. 1994): 60–61.
Done, Willard. “Young Characters in History: David, King of Israel.” Improvement Era 1 (Aug. 1898): 715–24.
Done, Willard. “The Ten Lost Tribes.” Improvement Era 5 (July 1902): 719–20.

Speculation on the lost tribes, including Levi

Dorigatti, James L. “Relating the Old Testament to the Youth of Today.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 69–70. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.
Dorius, Guy L. “‘Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness.’” In The Ten Commandments for Today, ed. John G. Scott, 143–54. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Doxey, Graham W. “Garden of Eden.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:533–34 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Draper, Richard D. “Sacrifice and Offerings: An Ordinance Given by Jehovah to Reveal Himself as the Christ.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 71–78. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.
Draper, Richard D. “Sacrifices and Offerings: Foreshadowing of Christ.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 20–26.
Draper, Richard D. “Judah between the Testaments.” Ensign 12 (Oct. 1982): 36–41.
Draper, Richard D. A Witness of Jesus Christ: The 1989 Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990.
Draper, Richard D. “Sacrifice in Biblical Times.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1248–49 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Draper, Richard D. “The Book of Daniel.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993: 320–33.

Theme of God’s sovereignty over all nations as shown by Daniel’s experiences and visions

Draper, Richard D. “The Book of Malachi.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993: 365–72.

Malachi’s rebuke of Israel for their lack of faith and his prophecies

Draper, Richard D. “The Book of Zechariah.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993: 351–58.

Messianic prophecies

Draper, Richard D. “‘Thou Shalt Not Steal.’” Ensign 24 (Sept. 1994): 25–29.
Draper, Richard D. “Introduction: Institutes of Biblical Law.” In The Ten Commandments for Today, ed. John G. Scott, 1–18. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Draper, Richard D. “The Prophets of the Exile: Saviors of a People.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 86–109. Salt Lake City, Deseret Book, 1997: 86–109.
Driggs, Howard R. “Story Sidelights on Hebrew History.” Young Woman’s Journal 28 (Oct. 1917): 572–75.
Driggs, Howard R. “The Poetry of the Bible.” Young Woman’s Journal 28 (Nov. 1917): 635–38.
Driggs, Howard R. “Deuteronomy: The Farewell of Moses.” Young Woman’s Journal 29 (Sept. 1918): 529–32.
Driggs, Howard R. “Master Books of the Bible: Isaiah: A Prophetic Drama, Part 1: The Historical Stage.” Young Woman’s Journal 29 (Nov. 1918): 641–43.
Driggs, Howard R. “Master Books of the Bible: Part 2: The Rhapsody of Zion Redeemed.” Young Woman’s Journal 29 (Dec. 1918): 705–7.
Driggs, Howard R. “The Book of Job.” Young Woman’s Journal 29 (Oct. 1918): 581–84.
Duncombe, Douglas R. “How to Involve Twentieth-Century Students in Old Testament Discussions.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 79–82. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.
Dunford, C. Kent. “Laying on of Hands.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:813–14 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Dunford, Franklyn W., and Phillip R. Kunz. “Will the Real Ox in the Mire Please Stand Up?” Ensign 2 (June 1972): 18–21.

Keeping the Sabbath holy

Durham, G. Homer. “The Family of Adam.” Improvement Era 68 (June 1965): 470, 552–55.
Durham, Louise Gardiner. “Sarah.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1260 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Dymock, Wayne R. “‘Thou Shalt Not Kill.’” In The Ten Commandments for Today, ed. John G. Scott, 88–109. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.

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Eames, Rulon D. “Enoch: LDS Sources.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:457–59 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Eames, Rulon D. “The Book of Zephaniah.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993: 178–83.

Judgment and redemption

Eastman, John V. “Involving Students in Meaningful Old Testament Study and Application.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 53–55. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Edmunds, John K. “Temple Teachings through the Ages.” Ensign 4 (Aug. 1974): 48–55.
Ellsworth, Richard G. “Teaching the Stories of the Old Testament.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 83–89. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.
Ellsworth, Richard G. “The Tragedy of King Saul.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 59–62. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.

The story of Saul as a literary work of tragedy

Ellsworth, Richard G. “The Tragic Dimensions of Saul.” Ensign 20 (June 1990): 36–40.
Ensley, Gerry L. “Impossible Task.” Dialogue 18, no. 2 (1985): 10–11.

The need for examination of the Bible

Epperson, Steven. Mormons and Jews: Early Mormon Theologies of Israel.. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1992.

Early Mormon attitudes towards Jews differed from those of other Christians

Erickson, Einar C. “New Dates for the Reign of Zedekiah.” In Papers of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures, ed. Ross T. Christensen, 39–46. Provo, Utah: Extension Publications, BYU, 1964.
Evans, Richard L. “Should the Commandments Be Rewritten?” Ensign 1 (Dec. 1971): 57–59.
Evenson, William E. “Science: The Universe, Creation, and Evolution.” In B. H. Roberts, The Truth, The Way, The Life: An Elementary Treatise on Theology, 2d ed., ed. John W. Welch, 633–51. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 1996.
Eyring, Henry B. “Should I do schoolwork on the sabbath?” Ensign 8 (Jan. 1978): 14.
Eyring, Henry B. “In Conclusion.” In A Symposium on the Old Testament, 292–93. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.

Three themes from the Old Testament: the Atonement, preparation, and wisdom

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Tvedtnes, John A., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2001.
Gileadi, Avraham. The Last Days: Types and Shadows from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1991.
Gileadi, Avraham. The End from the Beginning: The Apocalyptic Vision of Isaiah. Cave Junction, Ore.: Hebraeus Press, 1997.
Gileadi, Avraham. Isaiah Decoded: Ascending the Ladder to Heaven. Escondido, Calif.: Hebraeus Press, 2002.
Gorton, H. Clay. The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon, 1994.

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Seely, David Rolph, and Richard D. Hacken. “Old Testament Bibliography: Latter-day Saint Publications, 1997–2005.” BYU Studies 45, no. 1 (2006): 143-171.

This is a continuation of the comprehensive bibliography of LDS writings on the Old Testament published in BYU Studies 37, no. 2 (1997–98), available at byustudies.byu.edu. This bibliography includes publications from 1997 to the end of 2005 as well as a few older publications that were not included in the first bibliography.

Since that bibliography, there has been a Sperry Symposium dedicated to the Old Testament; all of those printed proceedings (Covenants, Prophecies, and Hymns of the Old Testament) are included in this bibliography. Published in 2005 is the volume Sperry Symposium Classics, a collection of papers from previous symposia; since many of those articles were revised for the 2005 volume, they are included here. Also relevant to the Old Testament is a volume published by FARMS entitled Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem.

Of note but not included in this bibliography because of space considerations are the many Old Testament topics discussed in encyclopedic form in The Book of Mormon Reference Companion, edited by Dennis Largely (Deseret Book, 2003).

Harmer, Earl W., and Todd M. Compton. Our Destiny: A Brief Historical Outline of God’s Covenant Race from Patriarchal Times to the Present. Salt Lake City: By the compiler, 1942.

An outline of time from Abraham to the birth of the United States written by W. J. Cameron and pedigree charts written by James H. Anderson showing the relationship of Mormonism to the past and the future of the covenant

Harris, Victor W. Creative Ways to Teach the Old Testament, Vol. 1, Genesis–Deuteronomy. N.p.: By the author, 2000.
Harris, Victor W. Creative Ways to Teach the Old Testament, Vol. 2, Joshua–Malachi. N.p.: By the author, 2000.
Hauck, Forrest R. Papers of the Fourteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures. Provo, Utah: Extension Publications, BYU, 1963.
Tvedtnes, John A., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2001.
Heap, Norman L. Adam, Enoch, and Noah. San Francisco: California Publishing, 1992.

The Standard Works, the Masoretic text, and the JST arranged in columns with commentary to teach about Adam, Enoch, and Noah

Merkley, Marion G., and Gordon B. Hinckley. Leaders of the Scriptures. 3rd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union Board, 1945.
Hite, Steven J., Julie M. Hite, and R. Tom Melville. The Old Testament with the Joseph Smith Translation. Orem, Utah: Veritas Group, 2001.
Hite, Steven J., Julie M. Hite, and R. Tom Melville. The Old Testament with the Joseph Smith Translation. Orem, Utah: Veritas Group, 2001.
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. The Exodus Story: Ancient and Modern Parallels. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Hoskisson, Paul Y. Thy People Shall Be My People and Thy God My God: The 22nd Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.
Hoskisson, Paul Y. Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
Howick, E. Keith. Challenged by the Old Testament. Silverton, Idaho: WindRiver, 2004.
Howick, E. Keith. Prophets of the Old Testament. Silverton, Idaho: WindRiver, 2005.
Hunter, Kendal Brian. Consider My Servant Job. Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, 2004.
Hurd, Jerrie. Our Sisters in the Bible. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1983.
Hurd, Jerrie. Leaven: 150 Women in Scripture Whose Lives Lift Ours. Murray, Utah: Aspen Books, 1995.

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Jackson, Kent P., and Robert L. Millet. The Old Testament: Genesis to 2 Samuel. Studies in Scripture, vol. 3. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Jackson, Kent P. 1 Kings to Malachi. Studies in Scripture, vol. 4. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Jackson, Kent P. Joseph Smith’s Commentary on the Bible. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.

Bibliographical references and excerpts from Joseph Smith’s discourses on the Bible

Jackson, Kent P. The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2001.
Jackson, Kent P. Lost Tribes and Last Days: What Modern Revelation Tells Us about the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
Jackson, Kent P. The Book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation Manuscripts. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.

This book is a study of the text of Selections from the Book of Moses, an excerpt of Genesis from the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible. Commonly called the Book of Moses, it is the first section in the Pearl of Great Price, one of the standard works of scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

We now have access to the revealed text itself, which we did not have before, and we can examine the words as they were recorded when they first came from the inspired lips of the Prophet. We are in a new day, a day of closer access to one of the great fruits of the Restoration—an important branch of Joseph Smith’s calling, as he designated his inspired work on the Bible. With our ability now to examine the original documents closely, we can express our thanks to a loving God who has provided that “righteousness and truth.”

Johnson, Roy. The Use of Oaths in the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1982.
Chandler, Tertins, and Frank F. Judd Jr.. “Reading the Bible.” Contributor 1 (July 1880): 225–27.

Reasons why the Bible should be read by the youth of the Church

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Kimball, Spencer W. Abraham: An Example to Fathers. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1977.
Kraut, Ogden. Seers and Seer Stones. Dugway, Utah, [197–?].

A collection of LDS perspectives

Kraut, Ogden. Michael/Adam. Dugway, Utah: Pioneer Press, [1972].

LDS teachings about Adam

Kraut, Ogden. The Segregation of Israel. Dugway, Utah: Kraut’s Pioneer Press, 1979.
Kraut, Ogden. Polygamy in the Bible. Salt Lake City: Kraut’s Pioneer Press, 1983.
Kraut, Ogden. The Polygamy of David and Solomon: From Triumph to Tragedy. N. p., 1986.
Dunford, Franklyn W., and Phillip R. Kunz. “Will the Real Ox in the Mire Please Stand Up?” Ensign 2 (June 1972): 18–21.

Keeping the Sabbath holy

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Lane, Jennifer Clark. “The Lord Will Redeem His People: ‘Adoptive’ Covenant and Redemption in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon.” Honors thesis, BYU, 1993.

Kinship redemption. See also Lane, Jennifer Clark

Largely, Dennis. The Book of Mormon Reference Companion. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.
Ludlow, Daniel H. A Companion to Your Study of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.
Ludlow, Daniel H. Encyclopedia of Mormonism. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Ludlow, Victor L. Unlocking the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.

A brief background and answers to commonly asked questions about each book

Ludlow, Victor L. Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1982.

Chapter-by-chapter commentary

Ludlow, Victor L. Unlocking Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.
Lundquist, John M., and Stephen D. Ricks. By Study and Also by Faith: Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley. 2 vols. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1990.

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Madsen, Truman G. The Temple in Antiquity: Ancient Records and Modern Perspectives. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1984.
Malan, Stephen. The Ten Tribes, Discovered and Identified: The Four Historic Phases of the House of Jacob Considered. [Ogden, Utah]: A. L. Scoville, 1912.
Marsh, W. Jeffrey, and Ron R. Munns. Miracles and Blessings. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1994.

Old Testament stories compared with modern ones show that miracles still happen

Skinner, Andrew C., and W. Jeffrey Marsh. Scriptural Parables of the Latter Days. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002.
Martin, Loren D. Isaiah, an Ensign to the Nations: An Analysis of Chapters One through Five of the Book of Isaiah. Salt Lake City: Valiant Publications, 1982.
Matthews, Robert J. Joseph Smith’s Revision of the Bible: Notes, History, and Comparisons. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1969.
Matthews, Robert J. “A Plainer Translation”: Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible, a History and Commentary. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1975.
Millet, Robert L., and Robert J. Matthews. Plain and Precious Truths Restored: The Doctrinal and Historical Significance of the Joseph Smith Translation. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1995.
McConkie, Bruce R. The Promised Messiah: The First Coming of Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1978.
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. His Name Shall Be Joseph: Ancient Prophecies of the Latter-day Seer. Salt Lake City: Hawkes, 1980.
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. Prophets and Prophecy. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1988.
McConkie, Joseph Fielding, and Donald W. Parry. A Guide to Scriptural Symbols. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
McConkie, Joseph Fielding, and Robert L. Millet. The Man Adam. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
Millet, Robert L., and Joseph Fielding McConkie. Our Destiny: The Call and Election of the House of Israel. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1993.
McConkie, Oscar W., Jr. Aaronic Priesthood. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1977.
McConkie, Oscar W., Jr. She Shall Be Called Woman. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1979.

Commentary on women in the scriptures

McConkie, Oscar W., Jr. Angels. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1975, 1997.

The scriptural purpose of angels and references to angels in the standard works

Hite, Steven J., Julie M. Hite, and R. Tom Melville. The Old Testament with the Joseph Smith Translation. Orem, Utah: Veritas Group, 2001.
Merkley, Marion G., and Gordon B. Hinckley. Leaders of the Scriptures. 3rd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union Board, 1945.
Merrill, Byron R. Elijah: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Meservy, Keith H. Discoveries at Nimrud and the ‘Sticks’ of Ezekiel. Provo, Utah: FARMS, [1981].
Nyman, Monte S., and Robert L. Millet. The Joseph Smith Translation: The Restoration of Plain and Precious Things. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1985.
Jackson, Kent P., and Robert L. Millet. The Old Testament: Genesis to 2 Samuel. Studies in Scripture, vol. 3. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
McConkie, Joseph Fielding, and Robert L. Millet. The Man Adam. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
Millet, Robert L., and Joseph Fielding McConkie. Our Destiny: The Call and Election of the House of Israel. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1993.
Millet, Robert L., and Robert J. Matthews. Plain and Precious Truths Restored: The Doctrinal and Historical Significance of the Joseph Smith Translation. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1995.
Newell, Lloyd D., and Robert L. Millet. A Lamp unto My Feet: Daily Reflections on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
Mulholland, David H. A Reading Guide to the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989.

Workbook

Marsh, W. Jeffrey, and Ron R. Munns. Miracles and Blessings. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1994.

Old Testament stories compared with modern ones show that miracles still happen

Muren, Joseph C., and Todd M. Compton. The Temple and Its Significance. Rev. ed. Ogden, Utah: Temple Publications, 1973.

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Newell, Lloyd D., and Robert L. Millet. A Lamp unto My Feet: Daily Reflections on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
Nibley, Hugh W. New Light on Israel and Her Neighbors. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1965.
Nibley, Hugh W. Enoch the Prophet. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 2, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986. viii + 309 pp.

In the Book of Moses, part of the Latter-day Saint scriptural canon known as the Pearl of Great Price, are what the Prophet Joseph Smith entitled “extracts from the prophecy of Enoch.” These scriptures, says the eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, “supply us with the most valuable control yet on the bona fides of the Prophet. . . . We are to test. . . . ‘How does it compare with records known to be authentic?’ The excerpts offer the nearest thing to a perfectly foolproof test—neat, clear-cut, and decisive—of Joseph Smith’s claim to inspiration.”

In Enoch the Prophet, Dr. Nibley examines and defends that claim by examining Joseph Smith’s translations in the context of recently discovered apocryphal sources.

This book contains a collection of various comparisons of the Enoch materials in the Book of Moses with the Slavonic and Ethiopic Enoch texts and other related materials and lore from antiquity, showing the possibility that Joseph Smith’s book of Enoch could be authentic ancient text.

Nibley, Hugh W. Old Testament and Related Studies. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986. xiv + 290 pp.

In December 1832, the Lord instructed the Prophet Joseph Smith, “Seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” Few members of the Church have followed that admonition as faithfully as has Hugh Nibley, emeritus professor of ancient history at Brigham Young University. As a young man he memorized vast portions of Shakespeare and studied Old English, Latin, Greek and other languages. As a student at Berkeley, in he began reading the southwest corner of the ninth level of the library and worked his way down to the northeast corner of the first level, studying every significant book that caught his eye. And throughout his life, he has related everything he has learned to the greatest knowledge of all-the word of the Lord, as revealed in the scriptures and in the temple. Not content with that, however, Dr. Nibley has dedicated himself to being a teacher, to sharing with others the knowledge he has gleaned through his vast studies. He has lectured and published widely, producing more than three hundred papers and books on a wide variety of subjects.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present.” The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 12, edited by Don E. Norton. Illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992. xix + 597 pp.

In Temple and Cosmos, Brother Nibley explains the relationship of the House of the Lord to the cosmos. In “Temple,” the first part of the volume, he focuses on the nature, meaning, and history of the temple, discussing such topics as sacred vestments, the circle and the square, and the symbolism of the temple and its ordinances. In the second part, “Cosmos,” he discusses the cosmic context of the temple-the expanding gospel, apocryphal writings, religion and history, the genesis of the written word, cultural diversity in the universal church, and the terrible questions: Where did we come from? Why are we here? and Where are we going?

Norris, Elwood G. Be Not Deceived: A Scriptural Refutation of the Adam-God Theory. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1978.
Nyman, Monte S., and Farres H. Nyman. The Words of the Twelve Prophets: Messages to the Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990.
Nyman, Monte S. “Great Are the Words of Isaiah”. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1980.
Nyman, Monte S. “The Words of Jeremiah”. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1982.
Nyman, Monte S. Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1984.
Nyman, Monte S., and Robert L. Millet. The Joseph Smith Translation: The Restoration of Plain and Precious Things. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1985.
Nyman, Monte S., and Farres H. Nyman. The Words of the Twelve Prophets: Messages to the Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990.

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Palmer, Lee A. Aaronic Priesthood through the Centuries. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1964.
Parry, Donald W. Parallelisms According to Classification. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1988.

Various kinds of parallelisms known from Hebrew poetry

McConkie, Joseph Fielding, and Donald W. Parry. A Guide to Scriptural Symbols. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
Parry, Donald W., Stephen D. Ricks, and John W. Welch. A Bibliography on Temples of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean World: Arranged by Subject and by Author. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1991.
Parry, Donald W. Temples of the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1994.
Parry, Donald W. Isaiah’s Prophecies of Jesus Christ, Zion, and the Millennium. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1995.
Parry, Donald W., and Dana M. Pike. LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1997.
Parry, Donald W., and John W. Welch. “Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.” Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1998.

The essays in this book, written by some of the finest LDS scholars, take a variety of approaches to help readers make the most of the Isaiah passages in the Book of Mormon. These scholars use the prophets of the Book of Mormon as knowledgeable guides, examining how and why those ancient writers used and interpreted Isaiah in order to clarify for modern readers what the Isaiah sections in the Book of Mormon are all about.

Parry, Donald W., and John W. Welch. Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. Provo Utah: FARMS, 1998.
Parry, Donald W., Jay A. Parry, and Tina M. Peterson. Understanding Isaiah. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1998.
Parry, Donald W. Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2001.
Parry, Donald W. “Visualizing Isaiah.” Provo, UT: FARMS, 2001.

Visualizing Isaiah is a full- color book filled with beautiful photographs, maps, and charts that illuminate the words of the prophet Isaiah. Author Donald W. Parry, an expert on Isaiah and Old Testament texts, complements the book’s gorgeous graphic elements with insight into Isaiah’s world.

Parry, Donald W., Jay A. Parry, and Tina M. Peterson. Understanding Isaiah. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1998.
Pearson, Glenn L. The Old Testament: A Mormon Perspective. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1980.
Petersen, Mark E. Three Kings of Israel. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1980.

Israel’s transition from prophets to kings; the history of Saul, David, and Solomon

Petersen, Mark E. As Translated Correctly. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1966.
Petersen, Mark E. Adam: Who Is He?. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976.
Petersen, Mark E. Moses: Man of Miracles. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1977.
Petersen, Mark E. Joshua: Man of Faith. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1978.

Joshua’s role as the leader of the conquest of Canaan

Petersen, Mark E. Abraham: Friend of God. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1979.
Petersen, Mark E. Isaiah for Today. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.
Petersen, Mark E. Joseph of Egypt. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.
Petersen, Mark E. Noah and the Flood. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1982.

Includes Noah’s ministry as the angel Gabriel

Petersen, Mark E. Malachi and the Great and Dreadful Day. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1983.

Emphasis on temples and sealing keys

Petersen, Scott R. Where Have All the Prophets Gone? Revelation and Rebellion in the Old Testament and the Christian World.. Ogden, Utah: Latter-day Harvest, 2004.
Parry, Donald W., Jay A. Parry, and Tina M. Peterson. Understanding Isaiah. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1998.
Parry, Donald W., and Dana M. Pike. LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1997.
Pinegar, Ed J., and Richard J. Allen. Latter-day Commentary on the Old Testament. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2001.
Pinegar, Ed J., and Richard J. Allen. Choose Ye This Day: Daily Inspiration from the Old Testament. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2005.
Pinegar, Ed J., and Richard J. Allen. Teachings and Commentaries on the Old Testament. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2005.
Pratt, Orson. Great Discussion! Does the Bible Sanction Polygamy!. 3d ed. Baltimore: n.p., 1874.

A pamphlet on a discussion held in the Salt Lake Tabernacle between Orson Pratt and Rev. Dr. J. P. Newman

Price, Lynn F. Every Person in the Old Testament. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon, 2002.
Pritchett, Bruce M., Jr. Lehi’s Theology of the Fall in Its Pre-exilic/Exilic Context. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1989.

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Rasmussen, Ellis T. An Introduction to the Old Testament and Its Teachings: Syllabus for Religion 301 and Religion 302.. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1967.

BYU course manual, in two volumes

Rasmussen, Ellis T. A Latter-day Saint Commentary on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Rasmussen, Garth L. Make the Old Testament Personalities Live: A Supplement to the Gospel Doctrine Course of Study.. N.p., 1980.
Read, Lenet Hadley. Unveiling Biblical Prophecy: A Summary of Biblical Prophecy concerning Christ, the Apostasy, and Christ’s Latter-day Church.. San Francisco, Calif.: Latter-day Light Publications, 1990.
Reid, Rose Marie. Attention Israel. N.p., 1950.

Scattering and gathering of Israel

Adams, L. LaMar, and Alvin C. Rencher. “A Computer Analysis of the Isaiah Authorship Problem.” BYU Studies 15, no. 1 (1974): 95–102.
Reynolds, George. Are We of Israel?. 5th ed. Independence, Mo.: Press of Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1931.

The Church’s role in Abraham’s covenant

Richards, A. LeGrand. Israel! Do You Know?. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954.
Richards, A. LeGrand. The Mormons and the Jewish People. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1971.

Church pamphlet

Richards, M. Ross, and Marie Curtis Richards. Old Testament Charts and Explanatory Text. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1966.

Charts of prophets, dispensations, the family of Abraham, and maps of major historical events. Compiled from the Instructor.

Richards, M. Ross, and Marie Curtis Richards. Old Testament Charts and Explanatory Text. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1966.

Charts of prophets, dispensations, the family of Abraham, and maps of major historical events. Compiled from the Instructor.

Lundquist, John M., and Stephen D. Ricks. By Study and Also by Faith: Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley. 2 vols. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1990.
Parry, Donald W., Stephen D. Ricks, and John W. Welch. A Bibliography on Temples of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean World: Arranged by Subject and by Author. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1991.
Ricks, Stephen D., and John W. Welch. The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1994.
Ridges, David J. Isaiah Made Easier: A Quick-Reference Manual for Bible and Book of Mormon Students. Springville, Utah: By the author, 1991.
Ridges, David J. Isaiah Made Easier: In the Bible and Book of Mormon. Springville, Utah: Bonneville Books, 2002.
Ridges, David J. The Old Testament Made Easier, Part 1. Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, 2005.
Roberts, B. H. The Truth, The Way, The Life: An Elementary Treatise on Theology. 2d ed., ed. John W. Welch. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 1996.

B. H. Roberts’s study of the Creation, the pre-earth existence, and the life and fall of Adam

Robertson, Dane. Index of Mormon Literature on the Old Testament. Provo, Utah: History and Religion Library, BYU, 1981.

Extensive bibliography

Robinson, O. Preston, and Christine H. Robinson. Israel’s Bible Lands: A Walk through the Past. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1973.

Travel description of Palestine

Robinson, O. Preston, and Christine H. Robinson. Christ’s Eternal Gospel: Do the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Pseudepigrapha, and Other Ancient Records Challenge or Support the Bible?. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976.
Robinson, O. Preston, and Christine H. Robinson. Israel’s Bible Lands: A Walk through the Past. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1973.

Travel description of Palestine

Robinson, O. Preston, and Christine H. Robinson. Christ’s Eternal Gospel: Do the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Pseudepigrapha, and Other Ancient Records Challenge or Support the Bible?. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976.
Donaldson, Lee, V. Dan Rogers, and David Rolph Seely. “Is there background information on the tower of Babel to help us better understand what took place?” Ensign 24 (Feb. 1994): 60–61.
Rona, Daniel. Old Testament Supplemental Study Material. Salt Lake City: Ensign Foundation, 2001.

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Salisbury, Frank B. The Creation. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976.

The Creation from a scriptural and a scientific viewpoint

Schlesinger, Philip J. Isaiah and the Book of Mormon. By the author, 1990.
Schrunk, Francis T. The Restoration of the House of Israel in the Latter Days. Independence, Mo.: Mrs. Francis T. Schrunk, 1977.

The doctrine of the gathering of Israel

Scott, John G. The Ten Commandments for Today. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Donaldson, Lee, V. Dan Rogers, and David Rolph Seely. “Is there background information on the tower of Babel to help us better understand what took place?” Ensign 24 (Feb. 1994): 60–61.
Seely, David Rolph. “Reading the Old Testament in Light of the Restoration: A Comprehensive Bibliography of LDS Writings on the Old Testament (1830–1997).” BYU Studies 37, no. 2 (1997): 155-279.

The Prophet Joseph Smith described the Restoration as a bringing forth of treasures of “things new and old,”1 and indeed modern revelation has shed great light on ancient truths. From Oliver Cowdery’s commentary on Zephaniah published in The Evening and the Morning Star in 1833 to the present outpouring of publications in preparation for the Sunday School course of study on the Old Testament in 1998, Latter-day Saints have generated a wealth of writings on the Old Testament which examine anew this ancient book of scripture in light of the Restoration. Through the spectacles of the Restoration we are able to remember the patriarchs Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph, and the great things the Lord has done for our fathers. We are able to understand the covenants the Lord has made in past dispensations and in the latter days. We are also able to better comprehend the writings of ancient prophets such as Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel and to discern from them the timeless message of repentance, the themes of scattering and gathering, and the prophecies concerning the coming of the Messiah—first in the flesh to atone for the sins of the world and again at the end of time. Just as the Old Testament provides a foundation for reading the rest of the scriptures, the light of the Restoration can reveal hidden treasures in the Old Testament. This bibliography is an attempt to guide readers to this treasury of “things new and old.”

Criteria for Inclusion. This bibliography is meant to be a comprehensive listing of books and articles written by Latter-day Saints to Latter-day Saints about the Old Testament from 1830 through 1997. To be included, a book or an article must be primarily on an Old Testament topic. Consequently we have not included New Testament, Book of Mormon, or Pearl of Great Price topics unless they are specifically related to the Old Testament.2 Nor have we included writings on apocryphal or pseudepigraphical books unless they are relevant to the Old Testament. We have included general conference addresses published in the Ensign (1971–), but we have not included conference talks before this time. We have included a few articles by non-Latter-day Saints aimed at an LDS audience, but have not included biblical studies presented by LDS scholars in non-LDS settings.

The Old Testament has been the course of study in Sunday School from September 1972 to August 1974 and September 1980 to August 1982, and from January to December in 1986, 1990, 1994, and 1998. Numerous Old Testament items have been published in those years. The articles that appear weekly in the Church News and coordinate with Sunday School lessons have not been included in this bibliography.

The following periodical or recurring sources were surveyed for this bibliography: BYU Studies (1959–); Church Educational System symposia and manuals; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints manuals; Contributor (1879–1896); Dialogue (1966–); Encyclopedia of Mormonism; Ensign (1971–); The Evening and the Morning Star (1832–34); Improvement Era (1897–1970); Millennial Star (1840–1970); New Era (1971–); Sperry Symposia; Sunstone (1981–); theses and dissertations at BYU; and Young Woman’s Journal (1889–1929).

Three Lists. The entries are organized in three overlapping lists. First, all entries are listed by author’s names with complete bibliographic information and a very short abstract in cases where the contents of the publications are not adequately described by their titles. This is followed by a list of the entries organized by canonical books of the Old Testament. A third listing is divided into subject categories. All the entries are found in the author list and are found again listed either in the canonical or the subject categories. Many entries are found both in the canonical listing as well as in one or more subject listings.

Gaining Access. Most, if not all, of the entries in this bibliography are available at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. Many of them are readily available on the shelves, but some are kept in Special Collections. The bibliography itself can be accessed electronically at http://humanities.byu.edu/BYU Studies/homepage.htm.

Acknowledgments. This bibliography began with a work by Dane Robertson entitled Index of Mormon Literature on the Old Testament, compiled for the History and Religion Library at BYU, which included entries up through 1981. Originally we intended to simply update that index, but in the course of our work we adopted somewhat different criteria for collecting and organizing the entries, and we ended up surveying the corpus of LDS writings again. We remain indebted to this earlier work. Many have worked in various capacities on the bibliography over the last several years: Eryn Johnson Gibson, Brian Jones, Jennifer Hammond Merrill, Becky Schulthies, and Luke Todd have worked through Religious Education on compiling, typing, abstracting, and checking the entries. Daniel B. McKinlay helped with the compilation. Jennifer Hurlbut, David Allred, and the interns and staff at BYU Studies rechecked and formatted the entries.

We invite corrections and additions. A master list is kept in electronic form and can readily be expanded and reorganized. Hopefully, a supplement can someday be issued including future publications and additions to this bibliography. This work is one of collection and description. We have not attempted to evaluate the entries in terms of scholarly accuracy or doctrinal correctness.

Welch, John W., David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely. Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem. Edited by John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Seely, David Rolph, and Richard D. Hacken. “Old Testament Bibliography: Latter-day Saint Publications, 1997–2005.” BYU Studies 45, no. 1 (2006): 143-171.

This is a continuation of the comprehensive bibliography of LDS writings on the Old Testament published in BYU Studies 37, no. 2 (1997–98), available at byustudies.byu.edu. This bibliography includes publications from 1997 to the end of 2005 as well as a few older publications that were not included in the first bibliography.

Since that bibliography, there has been a Sperry Symposium dedicated to the Old Testament; all of those printed proceedings (Covenants, Prophecies, and Hymns of the Old Testament) are included in this bibliography. Published in 2005 is the volume Sperry Symposium Classics, a collection of papers from previous symposia; since many of those articles were revised for the 2005 volume, they are included here. Also relevant to the Old Testament is a volume published by FARMS entitled Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem.

Of note but not included in this bibliography because of space considerations are the many Old Testament topics discussed in encyclopedic form in The Book of Mormon Reference Companion, edited by Dennis Largely (Deseret Book, 2003).

Welch, John W., David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely. Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem. Edited by John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Sherry, Thomas E. Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible: A Bibliography of Publications, 1847–1987, with Collected Copies of Each Citation.. 3 vols. Provo, Utah: By the author, 1988.

A study of different renditions of the JST

Sherry, Thomas E. Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible: A Bibliography of Publications, 1988–1992. Corvallis, Ore.: By the author, 1994.
Sjodahl, Janne M. Temples: Descriptive and Historical Sketches of Ancient and Modern Sacred Edifices. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, n.d.
Skinner, Andrew C., and W. Jeffrey Marsh. Scriptural Parables of the Latter Days. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002.
Skinner, Andrew C. Prophets, Priests, and Kings: Old Testament Figures Who Symbolize Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
Skousen, W. Cleon. The First 2000 Years. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1953.
Skousen, W. Cleon. The Third Thousand Years. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1964.
Skousen, W. Cleon. The Fourth Thousand Years. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966.
Skousen, W. Cleon. Isaiah Speaks to Modern Times. Salt Lake City: Ensign Publishing, 1984.

The prophecies of Isaiah by topic and verse by verse

Smith, Joseph Fielding. The Progress of Man. Salt Lake City: The Geneological Society of Utah, 1936.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. The Signs of the Times. Independence, Mo.: Press of Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1943.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. Man: His Origin and Destiny. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. Elijah: The Prophet and His Mission. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1957.
Snell, Heber C. Ancient Israel: Its Story and Meaning. Salt Lake City: Stevens and Wallis, 1948.
Sperry, Sidney B. Ancient Records Testify in Papyrus and Stone. Salt Lake City: General Boards of M.I.A. of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1938.

The 1938–39 study manual for MIA

Sperry, Sidney B. The Spirit of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: L.D.S. Department of Education, 1940.

Religious principles to be learned from stories and prophets

Sperry, Sidney B. The Message of the Twelve Prophets. Independence, Mo.: Press of Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1941.
Sperry, Sidney B. The Voice of Israel’s Prophets: A Latter-day Saint Interpretation of the Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament.. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1952.

An edited version of The Message of the Twelve Prophets along with additional commentary on the Major Prophets

Sperry, Sidney B. Old Testament Prophets. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union, 1965.

Short lessons discussing the interpretation of the writings of the Old Testament prophets with emphasis on Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, with material taken from Sperry’s book The Voice of Israel’s Prophets.

Sperry, Sidney B. Old Testament Prophets: Teacher Supplement. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union, 1965.
Stokes, William Lee. The Creation Scriptures: A Witness for God in the Scientific Age. Bountiful, Utah: Starstone, 1979.
Strong, Leon M. Three Timely Treasures: Dispensations of the Gospel, the Ten Lost Tribes, from the Kingdom of Judah to John the Baptist.. Independence, Mo.: Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1949.

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Talmage, James E. The House of the Lord: A Study of Holy Sanctuaries Ancient and Modern. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1912.
Tanner, Joseph M. Old Testament Studies. 2 vols. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union, 1917.

Short lessons on the characters and teachings of the Old Testament

Wilcox, S. Michael, John Telford, and others. On Holy Ground: Images of Old Testament Lands. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2001.
Top, Brent L. A Peculiar Treasure. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.

The relevance of the Old Testament to modern living

Tvedtnes, John A. The Church of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1980.
Tvedtnes, John A., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2001.
Bokovoy, David E., and John A. Tvedtnes. Testaments: Links between the Book of Mormon and the Hebrew Bible. Tooele, Utah: Heritage, 2003.
Unattributed. “Books of the Bible.” Millennial Star 28 (July 21, 1866): 467–68.

The development of different versions of the Bible

Unattributed. “Ephraim and Manasseh as Tribes of Israel.” Improvement Era 6 (Nov. 1902): 70–71.
Unattributed. “Did the Prophets Hold the Melchizedek Priesthood?” Improvement Era 6 (Feb. 1903): 311–12.

Absence of priesthood keys between Moses and the Messiah

Unattributed. “The Church before Christ.” Improvement Era 6 (Aug. 1903): 785–86.
Unattributed. “Concerning the Creation.” Improvement Era 7 (Mar. 1904): 385–86.

Argument as to when man was created, reconciling the apparent discrepancies in Genesis 1 and 2 and the Pearl of Great Price

Unattributed. “The Divided Kingdoms.” Young Woman’s Journal 15 (Nov. 1904): 518–20.

The Savior and the division of the kingdoms

Unattributed. “Are There a People in the Far North?” Improvement Era 27 (Jan. 1924): 256–60.

Speculation as to where the lost tribes are located

Unattributed. The Ten Commandments Today: A Discussion of the Decalog. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1955.

Essays by Church leaders

Unattributed. Special Helps to the Old Testament. [Salt Lake City: Dept. of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion?], 1973.
Unattributed. A Symposium on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.
Unattributed. “Ancient Lands: A Photo Essay.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 32–39.
Unattributed. A Symposium on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Unattributed. The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: Sperry Symposium 1986. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1986.
Unattributed. “False Gods of the Times.” Ensign 20 (Jan. 1990): 52.

False Old Testament gods

Unattributed. “The Exodus: Israel’s Wanderings in the Wilderness.” Ensign 20 (Mar. 1990): 42–49.

Photographs and descriptions of the sites

Unattributed. Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1997.
Valletta, Thomas R. The Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.

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Walker, Steven C. Seven Ways of Looking at Susanna. Provo, Utah: Center for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, BYU, 1984.

The apocryphal book Susanna.

Washburn, Jesse A. From Eden to Diahman: Chronology Chart, Bible and Book of Mormon Events. Provo, Utah: n.p., 1937.
Washburn, Jesse A. Story of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: The Department of Education, 1937.

An Old Testament textbook for seminary classes

Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “The King Called David.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 63–69.
Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “Joseph, Model of Excellence.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 9–13.
Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “‘Thou Shalt Not Kill.’” Ensign 24 (Aug. 1994): 26–30.
Welker, Roy A. Spiritual Values of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: L.D.S. Department of Education, 1952.

Commentary on the Old Testament with study questions

Wellnitz, Marcus von. Christ and the Patriarchs: New Light from Apocryphal Literature and Tradition. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1981.

Adam, Moses, Abraham, and Noah in apocryphal writings and traditions

West, Franklin L. Discovering the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: L.D.S. Department of Education, 1950.

Textbook with review questions

Whitehead, Earnest L. The House of Israel: A Treatise on the Destiny, History, and Identification of Israel in All the Five Branches.. Independence, Mo.: Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1947.
Widtsoe, John A. Evidences and Reconciliations: Aids to Faith in a Modern Day. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1943.

Includes questions and answers about Bible passages

Wilcox, S. Michael, John Telford, and others. On Holy Ground: Images of Old Testament Lands. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2001.
Williams, Jeff J. Who Was the Pharaoh of the Exodus?. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1994.

Theory that rather than Ramses II, it was Nemtyemzaf, son of Pepys II of the sixth dynasty, a minor pharaoh

Wise, Gayla. The Sign of the Son of Man: The “Shechinah”. Covenant, 1991.

The Old Testament concept of God’s glory

Woolf, Edmund. Woolf’s Referenced Chronology of Old Testament Times: A Study Guide. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1979.
Yates, Thomas J. Origin and Brief History of Nations. Salt Lake City: Paragon Press, 1956.
Young, Levi Edgar. A Study of the Old Testament. [Salt Lake City]: First Council of the Seventy, [1938].
Zimmerman, Dean R. A Promised Land for a Promised People. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1967.

The LDS ties to the Jews and the foundation of the state of Israel as a partial fulfillment of the prophecies of the gathering

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