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Draper, Richard D., ed. A Witness of Jesus Christ: The 18th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. 1989 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament. Randall Book, 1990.

In 1989 there were two Sperry Symposiums held. The first was in February on the Doctrine and Covenants, which was published later that year as Doctrines for Exaltation. The second was in October on the Old Testament, which was published in 1990 as A Witness of Jesus Christ.

Contents:

Preface

Isaiah: Disciple and Witness of Christ / L. LaMar Adams

The Law of Moses and the Law of Christ / Edward J. Brandt

The Waters of Destruction and the Vine of Redemption / Allen J. Christenson

The Abrahamic Test / Larry E. Dahl

A Major Change in Israel: Effects of the Babylonian Captivity / Dean Garrett

The \"Hidden Messiah\" / Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

Job\'s Relevancy in the Twenty-First Century / Clark V. Johnson

The Old Testament, a Witness for Jesus Christ / Daniel H. Ludlow

Beyond the Biblical Account: Adam, Enoch, Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham, and Moses in Latter-day Revelation / Robert J. Matthews

Isaiah 53: The Richest Prophecy on Christ\'s Atonement in the Old Testament / Keith H. Meservy

The House of Israel: From Everlasting to Everlasting / Robert L. Millet

The Twelve Prophets Testify of Christ / Monte S. Nyman

The Marriage of Hosea and Gomer: A Symbolic Testament of Messianic Love and Mercy / Brent L. Top

The Two Davids / Rodney Turner

Redeeming the Dead as Taught in the Old Testament / Bruce A. Van Orden

The Abrahamic Covenant / S. Michael Wilcox

The Waters Which Make Glad the City of God: The Water Motif of Ezekiel 47:1-12 / Fred E. Woods

Ludlow, Victor L. “Aaron.” Ensign, February 1981, 37–40.
Brandt, Edward J. “Aaron, Brother of Moses.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:1 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
McConkie, Oscar W., Jr. Aaronic Priesthood. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1977.
Palmer, Lee A. Aaronic Priesthood through the Centuries. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1964.
Ballantyne, VerDon W. “Aaronic Priesthood: Powers and Offices.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:1–3 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Bennion, Steven D. “Abel.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:5 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Clark, E. Douglas. “Abraham.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:7–9 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Mackay, Thomas W. “Abraham in Egypt: A Collation of Evidence for the Case of the Missing Wife.” Brigham Young University Studies 10, no. 4 (1970): 429.
Nyman, Monte S. “Abraham, the Father of the Faithful.” In Sperry Lecture Series, 1975, pp. 12-16. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1976.
Kimball, Spencer W. Abraham: An Example to Fathers. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1977.
Petersen, Mark E. Abraham: Friend of God. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1979.
Wilcox, S. Michael. “The Abrahamic Covenant.” Ensign, January 1998, 42–48.
Rasmussen, Ellis T. “The Abrahamic Covenant and Mission in the Old and New Testament.” In The Sixth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, pp. 11-35. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 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.
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.
Dahl, Larry E. “The Abrahamic Test.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 83–99. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
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.
Brandt, Edward J. “Adam to Malachi: Where Do the Books Fit In?” Ensign 20 (Jan. 1990): 36–37.

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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

Matthews, Robert J. “Adam-ondi-Ahman.” Brigham Young University Studies 13, no. 1 (1972): 27.
Berrett, LaMar C. “Adam-ondi-Ahman.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:19–20 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Bailey, Arthur A. “Adam: LDS Sources.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:15–17 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Petersen, Mark E. Adam: Who Is He?. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976.
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.
Unattributed. “After All.” Ensign, October 1973.
Ball, Terry B., and Wilford M. Hess. “Agriculture in Lehi’s World: Some Textual, Historical, Archaeological, and Botanical Insights.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 149–92. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Smith, Eldred G. “All May Share in Adam’s Blessing.” Ensign, June 1971, 100–101.
Ogden, D. Kelly, and R. Val Johnson. “All the Prophets Prophesied of Christ.” Ensign, January 1994, 31–37.
Jackson, Kent P. “All Things Point to Christ.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 33–45. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

The Old Testament as a witness of Christ

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.
Millet, Robert L. “The Ancient Covenant Restored.” Ensign, March 1998, 36–45.
Horton, George A., Jr. “Ancient Gifts for a New Dispensation.” Ensign, January 1993, 11–13.
Snell, Heber C. Ancient Israel: Its Story and Meaning. Salt Lake City: Stevens and Wallis, 1948.
Tvedtnes, John A. “Ancient Israelite Psalters.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 240—49. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Patai, Raphael. “Ancient Jewish Seafaring and River-faring Laws.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 389-416.

This first of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the contributors have learned from Dr. Nibley. Nearly every major subject that he has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the influence of Nibley, Copts and the Bible, the Seventy in scripture, the great apostasy, the book of Daniel in early Mormon thought, an early Christian initiation ritual, John’s Apocalypse, ancient Jewish seafaring, Native American rites of passage, Sinai as sanctuary and mountain of God, the Qurʾan and creation ex nihilo, and the sacred handclasp and embrace.

This paper presents data, culled primarily from talmudic and midrashic sources, pertaining to the commercial and religious laws that governed Jewish seafaring up to ca. AD 500.

Unattributed. “Ancient Lands: A Photo Essay.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 32–39.
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. “Ancient Temples and Their Functions.” Ensign, January 1972, 67–72.
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

Robinson, Stephen E. “The Apocalypse of Adam.” BYU Studies Quarterly 17, no. 2 (1977): 131-54.

In most forms of Gnosticism secret oral tradition is often associated with accounts of the creation of the world, the experiences of Adam and Eve in the Garden, and the fall of man. It is usually in this creation setting or in a temple or on a mountaintop that Gnosticism places the revelation of the esoteric mysteries and the knowledge needed to thwart the archontic powers and return to God.

Gnosticism is primarily concerned with the questions, Who am I? Where am I from? and What is my destiny? That the answers to these questions are often associated with the creation, the Garden, and the fall of man is probably due to the Gnostic presupposition that the end of all things is to be found in their beginning. Of those documents which manifest this concern, the Nag Hammadi Apocalypse of Adam is perhaps the prime example.

Gileadi, Avraham. The Apocalyptic Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Key. Provo, Utah: Hebraeus, 1982.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Apocryphal Writings and Teachings of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

Ricks, Stephen D. “The Appearance of Elijah and Moses in the Kirtland Temple and the Jewish Passover.” Brigham Young University Studies 23, no. 4 (1983): 483.
Jackson, Kent P. “The Appearance of Moroni to Joseph Smith.” In The Pearl of Great Price, Studies in Scripture, Volume 2, ed. Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson, 339–66. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1985.
Brown, S. Kent. “Approaches to the Pentateuch.” In 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. “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.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Archaeology and Our Religion.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 21–36. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.

An edited version of the manuscript of an essay submitted to the Instructor, rejected, and circulated with two letters, both dated 16 September 1965, one addressed to “Dear Brother” (1 page) and the other addressed to “Mr. W.” (5 pages).

Christensen, Ross T., and Ruth R. Christensen. “Archaeology Reveals Old Testament History: Digging for the Truth.” Ensign 4 (Feb. 1974): 60–66.
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

Sperry, Sidney B. “Are there accounts in the Old Testament that are more allegorical than literal?” Ensign, July 1974, 15.
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

Petersen, Mark E. As Translated Correctly. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1966.
Reid, Rose Marie. Attention Israel. N.p., 1950.

Scattering and gathering of Israel

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

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

Jackson, Kent P. “Authorship of the Book of Isaiah.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 471–83. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

Arguments supporting the theory of a single author of the book of Isaiah

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Robinson, Stephen E. “Background for the Testaments.” Ensign, December 1982, 24–30.
Tanner, N. Eldon. “A Basis for Faith in the Living God.” Ensign, November 1978, 46–49.
Uchtdorf, Dieter F. “Be Not Afraid, Only Believe.” Ensign, February 1996, 2–5.
Norris, Elwood G. Be Not Deceived: A Scriptural Refutation of the Adam-God Theory. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1978.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Before Adam.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 49–85. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.

Originally presented as a talk given on 1 April 1980 at Brigham Young University.

A controversial examination of evolution and the Latter-day Saint view on creation and the various roles of Adam.

See also: “Before Adam” (1980)
Christenson, A. B. “The Beginnings of Human History.” Improvement Era 15 (Mar. 1912): 362–68.
Hardison, Amy Blake. “Being a Covenant People.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 19—34. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Tice, Richard Ellis. “Bekahs, Shekels, and Talents: A Look at Biblical References to Money.” Ensign, August 1987, 30–34.
Muhlestein, Kerry. “Believing in the Atoning Power of Christ.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 89—100. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Best Possible Test.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

Originally printed in Dialogue.

An essay expounding on one Brother Bush’s study about the explanations behind people of color receiving the priesthood.

Walker, Steven C. “Between Scriptural Lines.” Ensign, March 1978, 62–63.
Brain, Ed E. “The Bible.” Contributor 3 (Mar. 1882): 175–77.
Matthews, Robert J. “The Bible and Its Role in the Restoration.” Ensign, July 1979, 40–45.
Clift, Frederic. “The Bible: The King James Translation—a Compromise.” Improvement Era 7 (July 1904): 654–64.
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

Brown, S. Kent. “Biblical Egypt: Land of Refuge, Land of Bondage.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 44–50.
Austin, Richard Cartwright. “Biblical Roots for Environmental Ethics.” Sunstone 15 (Apr. 1991): 35–40.
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.
Unattributed. “Book by Book: Exodus to Malachi.” Ensign, October 1973.
Ogden, D. Kelly. “The Book of Amos.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 426–47. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Draper, Richard D. “The Book of Daniel.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 214–34. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

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

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

Whittaker, David J. “The Book of Daniel in Early Mormon Thought.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 155-201.

Versions of this essay were presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, December 1987, and at the Mormon History Association Annual Meeting, Logan, Utah, May 1988.

An examination of the role of the book of Daniel in early Latter-day Saint culture, both religious and political.

Keller, Roger R. “The Book of Esther.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 320–33. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

Faithfulness under persecution and the involvement of God in his children’s lives

Meservy, Keith H. “The book of Exodus mentions the Urim and Thummim. What was its place in Moses’ time? Where did it come from? Can its history and usage be traced through the rest of the Old Testament?” Ensign, October 1973.
Ludlow, Victor L. “The Book of Habakkuk.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 75–79. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

Discusses Habbakkuk’s dialogue with the Lord concerning the seeming prosperity of the wicked and the suffering of the righteous

Skinner, Andrew C. “The Book of Haggai.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 258–63. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Book of Hosea.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 448–62. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

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, 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

Gileadi, Avraham. The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.
Tanner, John S. “The Book of Job.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 334–45. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Driggs, Howard R. “The Book of Job.” Young Woman’s Journal 29 (Oct. 1918): 581–84.
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

Jackson, Kent P. “The Book of Joel.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 267–85. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Seely, David Rolph. “The Book of Jonah.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 1–3. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Draper, Richard D. “The Book of Malachi.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 286–99. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

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

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

Ogden, D. Kelly. “The Book of Micah.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 463–66. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Pearson, Glenn L. “The Book of Mormon As a Witness of the Old Testament.” Ensign, June 1986, 14–18.
Davis, Garold N. “Book of Mormon Commentary on Isaiah.” Ensign, September 1998, 54–60.
Ricks, Stephen D. “Book of Mormon prophets knew before the Lord’s birth that his name would be Jesus Christ. Did Old Testament prophets also know?” Ensign, September. 1984, 24–25.
Largely, Dennis. The Book of Mormon Reference Companion. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.
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.”

Ogden, D. Kelly. “The Book of Nahum.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 68–74. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Matthews, Darrell L. “The Book of Obadiah.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 178–83. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

The evils of pride and the justice of God

Draper, Richard D. “The Book of Zechariah.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 264–66. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

Messianic 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

Eames, Rulon D. “The Book of Zephaniah.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 61–67. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

Judgment and redemption

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

Conkling, Chris. “The Book That Built a Better World.” Ensign, January 1998, 7–11.
Unattributed. “Books of the Bible.” Millennial Star 28 (July 21, 1866): 467–68.

The development of different versions of the Bible

Reynolds, Noel B. “The Brass Plates Version of Genesis.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 136-173.

This second of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the authors have learned from Nibley. Nearly every major subject that Dr. Nibley has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the sacrament covenant in Third Nephi, the Lamanite view of Book of Mormon history, external evidences of the Book of Mormon, proper names in the Book of Mormon, the brass plates version of Genesis, the composition of Lehi’s family, ancient burials of metal documents in stone boxes, repentance as rethinking, Mormon history’s encounter with secular modernity, and Judaism in the 20th century.

Are there indirect evidences of distinctive contents of the brass plates? Can we learn anything about the plates and their contents through an examination of indirect textual evidence in the Book of Mormon?

Barnes, C. Douglas. “A Brief History of the Practice of Baptism.” Improvement Era 38 (Oct. 1935): 595–97.
Seely, Jo Ann H. “‘Bringing Them Out of the Land of Jerusalem.’ A Photo Essay.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 65–80. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Ricks, Stephen D., and John M. Lundquist, eds. By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1990.

Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday, 27 March 1990.

Essays based on what people have learned from Hugh Nibley.

Ricks, Stephen D., and John M. Lundquist, eds. By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1990.

Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday, 27 March 1990.

Essays based on what people have learned from Hugh Nibley.

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Millet, Robert L. “The Call of Moses and the Deliverance of Israel (Exodus 1–19).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 93–109. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Bokovoy, David E. “The Calling of Isaiah.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 128—39. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Welch, John W. “The Calling of Lehi as a Prophet in the World of Jerusalem.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 421–48. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Howick, E. Keith. Challenged by the Old Testament. Silverton, Idaho: WindRiver, 2004.
Welch, John W. Chiasmus in Antiquity: Structures, Analyses, Exegesis. Hildesheim, Germany: Gerstenberg, 1981.

A study of texts from biblical, classical, and other literatures

Nelson, Russell M. “Children of the Covenant.” Ensign, May 1995, 32–35.
Christensen, Jess L. “The Choice That Began Mortality.” Ensign, January 2002, 36–38.
Pinegar, Ed J., and Richard J. Allen. Choose Ye This Day: Daily Inspiration from the Old Testament. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2005.
McConkie, Bruce R. “Christ and the Creation.” Ensign, June 1982, 8–15.
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

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.
Jackson, Kent P. “A Chronology of the Old Testament.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 407–25. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Unattributed. “The Church before Christ.” Improvement Era 6 (Aug. 1903): 785–86.
Tvedtnes, John A. The Church of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1980.
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Circle and the Square.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

Originally an unpublished manuscript.

See also: “Circle and Square” (undated)
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

Jackson, Kent P. “Comfort My People (Isaiah 34–50).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 20–32. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

The Lord’s warning of judgment, reminder to trust in him, and promise of reconciliation

Mortimer, Wm. James. “The Coming Forth of the LDS Editions of Scripture.” Ensign, August 1983, 35–41.
Bassett, K. Douglas. Commentaries on Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2003.
Ludlow, Daniel H. A Companion to Your Study of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.
Bartholomew, Calvin H. “A Comparison of the Authorized Version and the Inspired Revision of Genesis.” Master’s thesis, BYU, 1949.
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, and Alvin C. Rencher. “A Computer Analysis of the Isaiah Authorship Problem.” Brigham Young University Studies 15, no. 1 (1974): 95.
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

Brandt, Edward J. “The Conquest of Canaan.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 46–50.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Conquest of Canaan.” Ensign, October 1973, 46–50.
Hunter, Kendal Brian. Consider My Servant Job. Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, 2004.
Huntington, Ray L. “Consider Your Ways.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 236–44. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
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.
Whittaker, David J. “A Covenant People.” In The Seventh Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Doctrine and Covenants, 196–216. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1980.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Covenants and Blessings of Abraham.” Ensign 3 (Feb. 1973): 42–43.

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Brandt, Edward J. “The Covenants and Blessings of Abraham.” Ensign, February 1973, 42–43.
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

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

The Creation from a scriptural and a scientific viewpoint

Nelson, Russell M. “The Creation.” Ensign, May 2000, 84–86.
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

Stokes, William Lee. The Creation Scriptures: A Witness for God in the Scientific Age. Bountiful, Utah: Starstone, 1979.
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.
Welch, John W., and Robert D. Hunt. “Culturegram: Jerusalem 600 B.C.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 1–40. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.

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Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Daniel, Prophecies of.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:355–56 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Carter, K. Codell. “Dark Clouds of Trouble: How Jeremiah’s Example Helps Us Cope with Evil.” Ensign 10 (July 1980): 28–29.
Pinegar, Rex D. “Daughters of God.” Ensign, November 1991, 97–100.
Barlow, Norman J. “David, King.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:359–60 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Madsen, Ann N. “David, the King of Israel (2 Samuel).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 293–314. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Davids and the Goliaths.” Ensign, November 1974, 79–83.
Romney, Marion G. “A Day of Decision.” Ensign, April 1976, 2–3.
Young, Joy L. “The Day of the New Edition.” Ensign, December 1986, 66–67.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Mormon Perspective.” BYU Studies 23, no. 1 (1983): 49–66.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Mormon Perspective.” Brigham Young University Studies 23, no. 1 (1983): 49.
Cloward, Robert A. “Dead Sea Scrolls: LDS Perspective.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:363–64 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Cross, Frank Moore. “Dead Sea Scrolls: Overview.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:361–62 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Some Questions and Answers.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 245–51. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.

Originally presented on 5 July 1962 to the Seminary and Institute faculty assembled at BYU.

Hugh Nibley answers some questions about the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Unattributed. “Deborah and the Book of Judges.” Ensign, January 1990, 32–35.
Smith, Eldred G. “Decisions.” Ensign, December 1971, 45–46.
Durkin, Timothy W. “Deuteronomy as a Constitutional Covenant.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 74—88. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Driggs, Howard R. “Deuteronomy: The Farewell of Moses.” Young Woman’s Journal 29 (Sept. 1918): 529–32.
Unattributed. “Did the Prophets Hold the Melchizedek Priesthood?” Improvement Era 6 (Feb. 1903): 311–12.

Absence of priesthood keys between Moses and the Messiah

Meservy, Keith H. Discoveries at Nimrud and the ‘Sticks’ of Ezekiel. Provo, Utah: FARMS, [1981].
Brewster, Hoyt W., Jr. “Discovering the LDS Editions of Scripture.” Ensign 13 (Oct. 1983): 54–58.
Brewster, Hoyt W., Jr. “Discovering the LDS Editions of Scripture.” Ensign, October 1983, 54–58.
West, Franklin L. Discovering the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: L.D.S. Department of Education, 1950.

Textbook with review questions

Berrett, LaMar C. Discovering the World of the Bible. Provo, Utah: Young House, 1973. Revised with D. Kelly Ogden, Provo, Utah: Grandin Book, 1996.
Brandt, Edward J. “Dispensation of Moses in Perspective.” Ensign, October 1973.
Unattributed. “The Divided Kingdoms.” Young Woman’s Journal 15 (Nov. 1904): 518–20.

The Savior and the division of the kingdoms

Barney, Kevin L. “Divine Discourse Directed at a Prophet’s Posterity in the Plural: Further Light on Enallage.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).

A follow-up on a previous article on enallage provides further strength for a pattern of a speech to a prophet in which later verses seem to be addressed to both the prophet and his posterity by use of the plural ye.

Satterfield, Bruce K. “The Divine Justification for the Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 561–94. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Clark, James R. “The Divine Origin of Our Scriptures.” Ensign 3 (Mar. 1973): 50–53.
Clark, James R. “The Divine Origin of Our Scriptures.” Ensign, March 1973, 50–53.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Do Religion and History Conflict?” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

Originally published in a pamphlet from the Great Issues Forum in 1955.

This is the published version of the first of several exchanges between Nibley and Sterling M. McMurrin. The exchange was held on 23 March 1955 under the sponsorship of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah. McMurrin’s address, “Religion and the Denial of History,” is published on pp. 5–21, although Nibley spoke first.

Ludlow, Victor L. “Does Jewish tradition or history give any clues as to what the breastplates look like mentioned in Exodus 28?” Ensign, October 1973, 60–61.
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.
Seely, David Rolph, and Robert D. Hunt. “Dramatis Personae: The World of Lehi.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 41–64. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.

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Brandt, Edward J. “Early Families of the Earth.” Ensign 3 (Mar. 1973): 16–17.

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Brandt, Edward J. “Early Families of the Earth.” Ensign, March 1973, 16–17.
Seely, David Rolph. “Ecclesiastes.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 373–85. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Gee, John. “Egyptian Society during the Twenty-sixth Dynasty.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 277–98. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Grahl, Paulo Renato. “Eli and His Sons.” Ensign, June 2002, 18–20.
Knowles, Todd A. “Elijah Nurtures Faith.” Ensign, July 2002, 43–45.
Hunter, Howard W. “Elijah the Prophet.” Ensign, December 1971, 70–72.
Day, Franklin D. “Elijah: LDS Sources.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:450–51 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. Elijah: The Prophet and His Mission. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1957.
Merrill, Byron R. Elijah: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
LeBaron, E. Dale. “Elijah’s Mission.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 283–97. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
Woods, Fred E. “Elisha and the Children: The Question of Accepting Prophetic Succession.” BYU Studies 32, no. 3 (1992): 47.
Davidson, Karen Lynn. “Eliza R. Snow: Psalmist of the Latter Days.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 302–14. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Ludlow, Daniel H. Encyclopedia of Mormonism. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Gileadi, Avraham. The End from the Beginning: The Apocalyptic Vision of Isaiah. Cave Junction, Ore.: Hebraeus Press, 1997.
Carver, Timothy L. “Enjoying the Old Testament.” Ensign, January 2002, 56–60.
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.

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.
Charlesworth, James H. “Enoch: Ancient Sources.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:459–60 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Church, Lewis R. “Enoch: Book of Enoch.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:460 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Eames, Rulon D. “Enoch: LDS Sources.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:457–59 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ensign, October 1973. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1973.
Unattributed. “Ephraim and Manasseh as Tribes of Israel.” Improvement Era 6 (Nov. 1902): 70–71.
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.
Millet, Robert L. “The Eternal Gospel.” Ensign, July 1996, 48–56.
Campbell, Beverly B. “Eve.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:475–76 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Fronk, Camille. “The Everlasting Gospel: A Comparison of Dispensations.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 171–91. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1997.
Price, Lynn F. Every Person in the Old Testament. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon, 2002.
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

Barney, Kevin L. “Examining Six Key Concepts in Joseph Smith’s Understanding of Genesis 1:1.” BYU Studies Quarterly 39, no. 3 (2000): 107-46.

Joseph Smith spent Sunday afternoon, April 7, 1844, in a grove behind the Nauvoo Temple. There he gave a funeral sermon, which lasted for over two hours, dedicated to a loyal friend named King Follett, who had been crushed by a bucket of rocks while repairing a well.1 Known today as the King Follett Discourse and widely believed to be the Prophet’s greatest sermon,2 this address was Joseph’s most cogent and forceful presentation of his Nauvoo doctrine on the nature of God, including the ideas of a plurality of Gods and the potential of man to become as God.3 Several times in the first part of the discourse, Joseph expressed his intention to “go back to the beginning” in searching out the nature of God, and a little before midway through the sermon, he undertook a commentary on the first few words of the Hebrew Bible in support of the speech’s doctrinal positions.

Kimball, Spencer W. “The Example of Abraham.” Ensign, June 1975, 3–7.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Exile and First Return of Judah.” Ensign 4 (July 1974): 12–13.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Exile and First Return of Judah.” Ensign, July 1974, 12–13.
Lundquist, John M. “The Exodus (Exodus 13–15).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 111–23. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Exodus Pattern in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (1990): 111–26.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Exodus Pattern in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (1990): 111.
Nelson, Russell M. “The Exodus Repeated.” Ensign, July 1999, 6–13.
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. The Exodus Story: Ancient and Modern Parallels. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Unattributed. “The Exodus: Israel’s Wanderings in the Wilderness.” Ensign 20 (Mar. 1990): 42–49.

Photographs and descriptions of the sites

Brown, S. Kent. “The Exodus: Seeing It as a Test, a Testimony, and a Type.” Ensign 20 (Feb. 1990): 54–57.
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Expanding Gospel.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

Originally printed in BYU Studies (1965) and Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, 2nd ed.

When dealing with apocryphal texts, scholars can discount doctrines and themes that appear once or twice. However, themes that run consistently through many or most of the texts should be seriously considered. One such theme is that of a council in heaven in which a plan was presented and the opposition toward that plan. This article details the presence of these themes in ancient texts among various cultures.

Lund, Gerald N. “Ezekiel: Prophet of Judgment, Prophet of Promise.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 75–88. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.
Meservy, Keith H. “Ezekiel’s Sticks and the Gathering of Israel.” Ensign, February 1987, 4–13.
Tvedtnes, John A. “Ezekiel’s ‘Missing Prophecy.’” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 110–21. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
Garner, Brian D. “Ezra Unfolds the Scriptures.” Ensign, December 2002, 47–49.

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Call, Terry W. “Facing the Fiery Furnace.” Ensign, October 2002, 8–10.
Walker, Gary Lee. “The Fall of the Kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 21–25; 2 Chronicles 33–36).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 52–60. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

The impact of Manasseh and Josiah on the kingdom of Judah and its eventual fall

Unattributed. “False Gods of the Times.” Ensign 20 (Jan. 1990): 52.

False Old Testament gods

Kimball, Spencer W. “The False Gods We Worship.” Ensign, June 1976, 3–6.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Families of Abraham and Israel.” Ensign 3 (May 1973): 48–49.

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Brandt, Edward J. “The Families of Abraham and Israel.” Ensign, May 1973, 48–49.
Durham, G. Homer. “The Family of Adam.” Improvement Era 68 (June 1965): 470, 552–55.
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

Lee, Harold B. “Find the Answers in the Scriptures.” Ensign, December 1972, 2–3.
Skinner, Andrew C. “Finding Jesus Christ in the Old Testament.” Ensign, June 2002, 24–28.
Skousen, W. Cleon. The First 2000 Years. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1953.
Parry, Donald W. “The Flood and the Tower of Babel.” Ensign, January 1998, 35–41.
Crowley, Ariel L. “The Foretold Name of Jesus.” Improvement Era 63 (Apr. 1960): 237–39, 257, 259–60.

Old Testament prophecies

Welch, John W. “Foreword.” In 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.
Norton, Don E., Jr. “Foreword.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

Nibley, Hugh W. “Foreword to Eugene England’s Book.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

Meservy, Keith H. “Four Accounts of the Creation.” Ensign, January 1986, 50–53.
Skousen, W. Cleon. The Fourth Thousand Years. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966.
Bokovoy, David E. “From Distance to Proximity: A Poetic Function of Enallage in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).

This essay analyzes examples of poetry in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon that do not conform to the standards to which prose is typically confined. Each of these poems contains a syntactic device that scholars have come to identify by the term enallage (Greek for “interchange”). Rather than being a case of textual corruption or blatant error, the grammatical variance attested in these passages provides a poetic articulation of a progression from distance to proximity.

Washburn, Jesse A. From Eden to Diahman: Chronology Chart, Bible and Book of Mormon Events. Provo, Utah: n.p., 1937.
Wilson, Keith J. “From Gutenberg to Grandin.” In Prelude to the Restoration, eds. Steven C. Harper, Andrew H. Hedges, Patty Smith, Thomas R. Valletta, and Fred E. Woods, 269–85. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Thomas, M. Catherine. “From Malachi to John the Baptist: The Dynamics of Apostasy.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 391–406. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Nibley, Hugh W. “From the Earth upon Which Thou Standest.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

Originally printed as an exhibition catalog.

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

Ludlow, Daniel H. “The Future of the Holy Land.” Ensign, May 1972, 96–103.

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Doxey, Graham W. “Garden of Eden.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:533–34 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Brown, Matthew B. The Gate of Heaven: Insights on the Doctrines and Symbols of the Temple. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 1999.
Unattributed. “Genealogy of the King James Bible.” Ensign, September. 1982, 70–71.
Jackson, Kent P. “Genesis and the Early Experiences of Mankind (Genesis 1–11).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 25–34. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Andersen, Todd G. Genesis Made Whole: One Complete Story of the Patriarchs. Provo, Utah: Best Books Publishing, 1989.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Genesis of the Written Word.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

Reprinted from the Commissioner’s Lecture Series, 1972.

An examination of writing as a gift from God and as a vehicle for the preservation and communication of knowledge of divine things.

Jackson, Kent P., and Robert L. Millet. Genesis to 2 Samuel. Studies in Scripture, vol. 3. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1985.
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.
Brown, Matthew B. “Girded about with a Lambskin.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).

The publication of the Book of Mormon brought forward the first of many comparisons between the restorational work of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his surrounding environment, including Freemasonry. One point of comparison has been the lambskin apparel mentioned in 3 Nephi 4:7. A possible connection exists between this item of apparel and ritual clothing that was worn in ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesoamerica. I suggest a possible reason for the use of this item of clothing among the secret combinations in the Book of Mormon and discuss the lambskin apron used in Freemasonic ritual.

Welch, John W., David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, eds. Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Meservy, Keith H. “God Is with Us (Isaiah 1–17).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 484–88. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

Isaiah’s role as a witness of God’s foreknowledge and omnipotence

Anderson, James H. God’s Covenant Race from Patriarchal Times to the Present. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1944.
Jackson, Kent P. “God’s Testament to Ancient Israel.” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 3–12. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Read, Lenet Hadley. “The Golden Plates and the Feast of Trumpets.” Ensign, January 2000, 25–29.
Meservy, Keith H. “The Good News of Moses (Deuteronomy).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 205–23. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.

Moses’ three speeches

Jones, Gerald E. “The Gospel and Animals.” Ensign, August 1972, 62–65.
Pike, Dana M. “The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord: The Anatomy of an Expression.” BYU Studies 41, no. 2 (2002): 149.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Great Are the Words of Isaiah.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 215-38. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.

Originally published in Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 1978. Reprinted in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, 2005.

Hugh Nibley dives into the book of Isaiah and how wonderful its teachings are, though they are occasionally difficult to comprehend.

Nyman, Monte S. “Great Are the Words of Isaiah”. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1980.
Nibley, Hugh W. “‘Great Are the Words of Isaiah’” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 177–95. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 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

Parrish, Mary Pratt. “Guardians of the Covenant.” Ensign, May 1972, 25–28.
McConkie, Joseph Fielding, and Donald W. Parry. A Guide to Scriptural Symbols. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.

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Owen, Carolyn Green. “The Habakkuk Principle: Abigail and the Minor Prophet.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 134–61. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
Parry, Donald W. Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2001.
Tanner, John S. “‘Hast Thou Considered My Servant Job?’” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 266-82. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “He Has Sent His Messenger to Prepare the Way.” Ensign, July 1973, 76–80.
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

Sperry, Sidney B. “Hebrew Manners and Customs.” Ensign, May 1972, 29–33.
Bennion, Lowell L. “The Hebrew Prophets.” Sunstone 5 (July–Aug. 1980): 41–42.

Amos, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Elijah

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.
Muldowney, Charles A. “Hezekiah’s Tunnel Vision.” Ensign, September 2002, 30–33.
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. His Name Shall Be Joseph: Ancient Prophecies of the Latter-day Seer. Salt Lake City: Hawkes, 1980.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Historicity of the Bible.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 1–19. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.

Originally presented as an address given on 19 June 1956 to the seminary and institute faculty at Brigham Young University.

Solving the problem of historicity of the Bible: how it came around, and what to do about it.

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 and Charles D. Tate Jr., 105–18. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.
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

Sill, Sterling W. “Hold Up Your Hands.” Ensign, July 1973, 102–5.
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 Holy Land: The First Presidency Speaks.” Ensign, May 1972, 2–5.
Cahoon, Lyle. “Holy of Holies.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:651 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Perry, L. Tom. “Home Teaching—A Sacred Calling.” Ensign, November 1978, 69–70.
Millet, Robert L. “Honoring His Holy Name.” Ensign, March 1994, 6–11.
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.
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.
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.
Seely, David Rolph, and Fred E. Woods. “How Could Jerusalem, ‘That Great City,’ Be Destroyed?” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 595–610. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Meservy, Keith H. “How did proverbs come to be—and how were they used in olden times?” Ensign, October 1973, 60.
Berrett, LaMar C. “How did the Israelites sustain themselves for 40 years?” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 58.
Berrett, LaMar C. “How did the Israelites sustain themselves for 40 years?” Ensign, October 1973, 58.
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.
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, December 1981, 58–60.
Read, Lenet Hadley. “How the Bible Came to Be: Part 1, A Testament Is Established.” Ensign, January 1982.
Sánchez, Margaret Tuttle. “How the Psalms Were Prepared for King James.” Ensign, March 1974, 37–40.
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.
Landau, Elliott D. “How to Teach the Ten Commandments to Your Children.” Ensign, October 1973, 51–57.
Crowther, Duane S. How to Understand the Book of Isaiah. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon, 1998.
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, 346–50. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
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.

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Seely, David Rolph. “I Am with Thee, to Deliver Thee (Jeremiah 1–20).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 108–27. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Draper, Richard D. “I Have Even from the Beginning Declared It.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 140–61. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
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, June 1981, 36–37.
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.
Jackson, Kent P. “I Will Be Your God (Ezekiel 25–36).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 187–92. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Eastmond, Mark Elbert. “Images of Mercy in the Writings of Isaiah.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 195—209. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Ensley, Gerry L. “Impossible Task.” Dialogue 18, no. 2 (1985): 10–11.

The need for examination of the Bible

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

Rasmussen, Ellis T. “In terms of strength and power and significance, was Israel ever a nation truly to be reckoned with by the major powers throughout the Old Testament? Or was it in fact a small local power on occasion? Was there ever a world power during its time that really troubled itself much with Israel?” Ensign, October 1973.
Romney, Marion G. “In the Image of God.” Ensign, March 1978, 2–4.
Robertson, Dane. Index of Mormon Literature on the Old Testament. Provo, Utah: History and Religion Library, BYU, 1981.

Extensive bibliography

Horton, George A., Jr. “An Indispensable Foundation.” Ensign, March 2002, 38–41.
Jackson, Kent P. “Inspired Additions to Genesis (JST, Genesis).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 35–46. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.

The book of Moses, Noah and the covenant, Melchizedek, tokens and priesthood ordinances, Lot in Sodom, Jacob’s prophecies of Joseph, and Moses and Joseph Smith

Nyman, Monte S. “Introduction.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 1-10. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.
Gillum, Gary P. “Introduction.” In 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.
Seely, David Rolph. “An Introduction to 1 and 2 Samuel.” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 259–70. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
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

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.
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.
Gygi, Alma E. “Is it possible that Shem and Melchizedek are the same person?” Ensign, November 1973, 15–16.
Morton, Ermel J. “Is it true that the Brazen Serpent lifted up by Moses in the wilderness symbolized Christ? Why would the image of a serpent be used to represent the Savior?” Ensign, September. 1983, 49.
Donaldson, Lee L., V. Daniel 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.
Waters, Max L. “Is there evidence that others besides Enoch’s people were translated? And what are their missions?” Ensign, June 1979, 33.
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.
Schlesinger, Philip J. Isaiah and the Book of Mormon. By the author, 1990.
Ball, Terry B. “Isaiah and the Gentiles.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 180–94. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
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

Ball, Terry B. “Isaiah and the Great Arraignment.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 46–60. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
Ball, Terry B. “Isaiah and the Great Arraignment.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 196-208. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005, 196-208.
Nyman, Monte S. Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.

Gleaning from the expertise of an eminent array of Latter-day Saint scholars, a Brigham Young University symposium entitled “Isaiah and the Prophets” has brought to light a diversity of thought-provoking ideas relative to the Old Testament. This book contains ten of the addresses given at that symposium. Isaiah and the Prophets is rich in its outpouring of details. The book probes concepts that are pertinent to understanding the Old Testament as the Lord’s prophetic word and the gospel in its fullness. ISBN 0-8849-4522-7

Gileadi, Avraham. Isaiah Decoded: Ascending the Ladder to Heaven. Escondido, Calif.: Hebraeus Press, 2002.
Petersen, Mark E. Isaiah for Today. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.
Parry, Donald W., and John W. Welch, eds. “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.

Barney, Kevin L. “Isaiah Interwoven.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): Article 18.

Review of Donald W. Parry. Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources.

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.
Skousen, W. Cleon. Isaiah Speaks to Modern Times. Salt Lake City: Ensign Publishing, 1984.

The prophecies of Isaiah by topic and verse by verse

Tvedtnes, John A. “Isaiah Variants in the Book of Mormon.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 165–78. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.
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.
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.
Gileadi, Avraham. “Isaiah: Four Latter-day Keys to an Ancient Book.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 119–38. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.
Ludlow, Victor L. Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1982.

Chapter-by-chapter commentary

Davies, LeGrande. “Isaiah: Texts in the Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:700–701 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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

Parry, Donald W. Isaiah’s Prophecies of Jesus Christ, Zion, and the Millennium. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1995.
King, Michael L. “Isaiah’s Vision of God’s Plan to Fulfill His Covenant.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 162–79. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Ostler, Craig James. “Isaiah’s Voice on the Promised Millenium.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 61–85. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
Mayfield, James B. “Ishmael, Our Brother.” Ensign, June 1979, 24–32.
Skinner, Andrew C. “Israel and Judah in the Ninth and Eighth Centuries before Christ (2 Kings 11–17; 2 Chronicles 23–28).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 253–57. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Richards, A. LeGrand. Israel! Do You Know?. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954.
Brown, S. Kent. “Israel: Overview.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:705–8 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Israelite Background of Moses Typology in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 44, no. 2 (2005): 4.
Lundquist, John M. “The Israelite Conquest of Canaan (Joshua).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 225–37. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Pike, Dana M. “Israelite Inscriptions from the Time of Jeremiah and Lehi.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 193–244. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
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

Swanson, Vern G. “Israel’s ‘Other Tribes’” Ensign, January 1982.
Ludlow, Victor L. “It appears that quite a number of Israelites in the Old Testament eventually held prominent government positions in non-Israelite countries, such as Joseph who becomes governor of Egypt and Esther who becomes queen of Persia. Is this so, and how many such persons are there known to be?” Ensign, October 1973.

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Madsen, David H. “Jacob and Esau.” Ensign, January 2002, 42–44.
Skinner, Andrew C. “Jacob in the Presence of God.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 117–32. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
Adams, William James, Jr. “Jeremiah, Prophecies of.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:721–22 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Ludlow, Victor L. “Jeremiah’s Prophecies concerning the Gathering of the Jews in the Last Days.” In Sperry Lecture Series, 1974, pp. 2–6. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1974.
Ludlow, Victor L. “Jeremiah’s Prophecies concerning the Gathering of the Jews in the Last Days.” In Sperry Lecture Series, 1974, pp. 2-6. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1975.
Ogden, D. Kelly. “Jerusalem.” Ensign, April 2003, 12–21.
Meservy, Keith H. “Jerusalem at the Time of Lehi and Jeremiah.” Ensign, January 1988, 22–25.
Brown, S. Kent. “Jerusalem Connections to Arabia in 600 B.C.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 625–46. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Galbraith, David B., D. Kelly Ogden, and Andrew C. Skinner. Jerusalem: The Eternal City. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1996.
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.
Strathearn, Gaye. “Jesus’ Use of Deuteronomy in the Temptations.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 114—27. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Wayment, Thomas A. “Jesus’ Use of Psalms in Matthew.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 275—89. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Rivera, Anthony, Jr. “Jethro, Prophet and Priest of Midian.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 22–33. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
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.
Ludlow, Victor L. “Jewish Migrations.” Ensign, May 1972, 18–24.
Cohen, Irving H. Jews of the Torah. Scotia, N.Y.: Cumorah Book, 1963.

The identity of the Jews from an LDS perspective

Farley, S. Brent. “Job: Parallels with the Savior.” Ensign, October 1980.
Adams, L. LaMar. “Job: The Man and His Message.” Ensign 12 (Mar. 1982): 72–74.
Meservy, Keith H. “Job: ‘Yet Will I Trust Him’” In The Sixth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, pp. 139-59. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1979.
Tvedtnes, John A. “Jonah.” Ensign, June 1974, 26–27.
Uceda, Juan A. “Jonah and the Second Chance.” Ensign, September 2002, 26–29.
Davies, LeGrande. “Jonah: Testimony of the Resurrection.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 89–104. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.
Brandt, Edward J. “Joseph in Egypt.” Ensign 3 (Sept. 1973): 75.
Petersen, Mark E. Joseph of Egypt. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.
Clark, James R. “Joseph of Egypt: Writings of Joseph.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:761–62 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “Joseph Smith as Found in Ancient Manuscripts.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 11–31. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.
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. “Joseph Smith’s Cooperstown Bible: The Historical Context of the Bible Used in the Joseph Smith Translation.” BYU Studies 40, no. 1 (2001): 41–70.

In 1828, the H. and E. Phinney Company in Cooperstown, New York, published a quarto-size edition of the King James Bible. This is the version that Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, used in his work when he created a new translation of the Bible. Here the author examines Joseph Smith’€™s marked-up copy of the Phinney Bible as an artifact important to Mormonism’€”some of Smith’€™s corrections and additions appear in footnotes of the Bible that Mormons use today. The author notes that the Phinney Bible’s updated language is more modern than the version of the Bible Latter-day Saints officially use (the King James), and the modernization may or may not have influenced Joseph Smith’€™s word choice in creating his translation. The author also gives biographical information on the Phinneys, describes how their Bible may have made its way into Joseph Smith’€™s hands, briefly traces the history of the English Bible in America, and describes the printing process employed by the Phinneys.

Barney, Kevin L. “Joseph Smith’s Emendation of Hebrew Genesis 1:1.” Dialogue 30:4 (1997): 103–35.
Matthews, Robert J. “Joseph Smith’s Inspired Translation of the Bible.” Ensign, December 1972, 61–63.
Matthews, Robert J. Joseph Smith’s Revision of the Bible: Notes, History, and Comparisons. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1969.
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.
Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “Joseph, Model of Excellence.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 9–13.
Bassett, Arthur R. “Joseph, Model of Excellence.” Ensign, September. 1980, 9–13.
Horton, George A., Jr. “Joseph: A Legacy of Greatness (Genesis 37–51).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 63–92. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.

The life of Joseph focusing on the topics of adversity, interpretations of dreams, the Savior, fathers and blessings, and Joseph in the last days

Petersen, Mark E. Joshua: Man of Faith. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1978.

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

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 Life of Moses.” Ensign, October 1973, 36–45.
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. “Journeys and Events in the Lives of Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.” Ensign, June 1973, 56–59.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Journeys and Events of the Life of Abraham.” Ensign, February 1973, 40–41.

Map with explanation

Draper, Richard D. “Judah between the Testaments.” Ensign 12 (Oct. 1982): 36–41.
Draper, Richard D. “Judah between the Testaments.” Ensign, October 1982, 36–41.
Madsen, Ann N., and Barnard N. Madsen. “Judah through the Centuries.” Ensign, January 1982.
Barron, Howard H. Judah, Past and Future: L.D.S. Teachings concerning God’s Covenant People. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1979.
Rasmussen, Ellis T. “Judaism.” Ensign, March 1971, 40–49.
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)

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Benson, Ezra Taft. “Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy.” Ensign 1 (May 1971): 4–7.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy.” Ensign, May 1971, 4–7.
Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “The King Called David.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 63–69.
Bassett, Arthur R. “The King Called David.” Ensign, October 1973, 63–69.
Lee, Peggy Furniss. “A King for Israel.” Ensign, June 2002, 21–23.
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. “Kingdom of God.” Ensign, June 1971, 83–84.
Schade, Aaron P. “The Kingdom of Judah: Politics, Prophets, and Scribes in the Late Preexilic Period.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 299–336. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Seely, David Rolph. “Kings and Chronicles.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 351–58. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Skinner, Andrew C. “Kings and Prophets in Divided Israel (1 Kings 12–2 Kings 10; 2 Chronicles 10–22).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 86–107. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Unattributed. “Kings to Malachi.” Ensign, December 1981.
Richardson, Matthew O. “The King’s Law: A Framework of Leadership.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 101–13. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.

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Seely, Jo Ann H. “Lamentations.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 146–64. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Newell, Lloyd D., and Robert L. Millet. A Lamp unto My Feet: Daily Reflections on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
Dalby, Ezra C. Land and Leaders of Israel: Lessons in the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, [1930].
Kelley, Lynette H. “Land of the Patriarchs.” Ensign, January 1990, 38–46.
VanDenBerghe, Elizabeth S. “The Lands of Saul, David, and Solomon.” Ensign, June 1990, 42–49.
Rasmussen, Ellis T. “The Language of the Old Testament.” Ensign, February 1973, 34–35.
Gileadi, Avraham. The Last Days: Types and Shadows from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1991.
Pinegar, Ed J., and Richard J. Allen. Latter-day Commentary on the Old Testament. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2001.
Rasmussen, Ellis T. A Latter-day Saint Commentary on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “A Latter-day Saint Reading of Isaiah.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 209–25. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
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

Jackson, Kent P. “The Law of Moses and the Atonement of Christ (Leviticus).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 153–72. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
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. “The Law of Moses and the Law of Christ.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 133–53. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
Ricks, Stephen D. “The Law of Sacrifice.” Ensign, June 1998, 25–29.
Ballard, M. Russell. “The Law of Sacrifice.” Ensign, October 1998, 6–13.
Wright, David P. “The Laws and the Sanctuary (Exodus 19–40).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 143–52. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Dunford, C. Kent. “Laying on of Hands.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:813–14 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Parry, Donald W., and Dana M. Pike, eds. LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), 1997.
Merkley, Marion G., and Gordon B. Hinckley. Leaders of the Scriptures. 3rd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union Board, 1945.
Johnston, Mary Hazen. “Learning to Love the Old Testament.” Ensign, April 1986, 56–57.
Hurd, Jerrie. Leaven: 150 Women in Scripture Whose Lives Lift Ours. Murray, Utah: Aspen Books, 1995.
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.
Thompson, John S. “Lehi and Egypt.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 259–76. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Seely, David Rolph, and Jo Ann H. Seely. “Lehi and Jeremiah: Prophets, Priests, and Patriarchs.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 2 (1992).

Old Testament prophet Jeremiah and Book of Mormon prophet Lehi were contemporaries, and both preached repentance to the people of Jerusalem. Despite their common love for the truth, these men led very different lives because the first was commanded to remain in Jerusalem and the latter was commanded to leave. This article examines the lives and teachings of Jeremiah and Lehi and compares them to each other, suggesting that Jeremiah’s life symbolizes God’s justice and that Lehi’s life symbolizes God’s mercy.

Seely, David Rolph, and Jo Ann H. Seely. “Lehi and Jeremiah: Prophets, Priests, and Patriarchs.” Rev. ed. in Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 357–80. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Reynolds, Noel B. “Lehi As Moses.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 2 (2000).

Lehi and his people understood their own times in terms of types and shadows from the past. God’s leading the family out of Jerusalem and reinstituting his covenant with Lehi in a new promised land can be understood only by comparison with the exodus and the roles of Lehi and Nephi in terms of Moses. This article identifies fourteen Mosiac themes and circumstances that Lehi invoked in his sermon recorded in 2 Nephi 1 and illustrates close parallels with these themes in Deuteronomy. Lehi may have compared himself to Moses as a rhetorical device to help his children see the divine direction behind his actions. In his final words to his children, Lehi invokes Moses’ farewell address to the Israelites. In so doing, Lehi casts himself in a role similar to that of Moses. Nephi portrays himself in similar terms on the small plates, apparently following the pattern set by his father.

Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Lehi’s House in Jerusalem and the Land of His Inheritance.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 81–130. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Pritchett, Bruce M., Jr. Lehi’s Theology of the Fall in Its Pre-exilic/Exilic Context. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1989.
Nelson, Russell M. “Lessons from Eve.” Ensign, November 1987, 86–89.
Millet, Robert L. “Lessons in the Wilderness (Numbers).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 173–204. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Hale, Arta M. “Lessons in Womanhood: Insights for Latter-day Saint Women from the Lives of Vashti, Miriam, Ruth, Hannah, Jezebel, and Esther.” Ensign, October 1973.
Ballantyne, VerDon W. “Levitical Priesthood.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:828–29 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Monson, Thomas S. “The Library of the Lord.” Ensign, May 1990, 36–38.
Lundquist, John M. “Life in Ancient Biblical Lands.” Ensign, December 1981, 31–47.
Covey, Stephen R. “Likening the Scriptures Unto Ourselves.” Ensign, January 1994, 52.
Gileadi, Avraham. The Literary Message of Isaiah. New York: Hebraeus, 1994.
Rector, Hartman, Jr. “Live above the Law to Be Free.” Ensign, January 1973, 130–31.
Adams, L. LaMar. The Living Message of Isaiah. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.
Brough, Monte J. “Living the Law of Sacrifice.” Ensign, April 2000, 44–49.
Jenson, Glen O. “Look and Live.” Ensign, March 2002, 32–24.
Meservy, Keith H. “LORD = Jehovah.” Ensign, June 2002, 29.
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Lord Expects His Saints to Follow the Commandments.” Ensign, May 1977, 4–7.
Ferrel, David W. “The Lord Is among Us!” Ensign, February 2002, 34–36.
Seely, David Rolph. “The Lord Is Our Judge and Our King (Isaiah 18–33).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 4–11. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Jackson, Kent P. “The Lord Is There (Ezekiel 37–48).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 193–213. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Top, Brent L., and Bruce A. Van Orden, eds. The Lord of the Gospels: The 19th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. 1990 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament. Randall Book, 1991.

Contents:

A Surety of a Better Testament / James E. Faust

A Message of Judgment from the Olivet Sermon / Arthur A. Bailey

Miracles: Meridian and Modern / Donald Q. Cannon

He Has Risen: The Resurrection Narratives as a Witness of a Corporeal Regeneration / Richard D. Draper

The Surprise Factors in the Teachings of Jesus / Kenneth W. Godfrey

The Passion of Jesus Christ / Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

Mark and Luke: Two Facets of a Diamond / Roger R. Keller

Truly All Things Testify of Him / Robert England Lee

“Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?”: Medicine and Healing in the Time of Jesus / Ann N. Madsen

“Behold, the Lamb of God”: The Savior’s Use of Animals as Symbols / Byron R. Merrill

The Lord’s Teachings on the Use of This World’s Goods / J. Philip Schaelling

“I Am He”: Jesus’ Public Declarations of His Own Identity / Jonathan H. Stephenson

John’s Testimony of the Bread of Life / Thomas R. Valletta

The Water Imagery in John’s Gospel: Power, Purification, and Pedagogy / Fred E. Woods

Seely, David Rolph. “The Lord Will Bring Salvation (Isaiah 51–66).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 46–51. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Lane, Jennifer Clark. “The Lord Will Redeem His People.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 298–310. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
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

Lane, Jennifer Clark. “The Lord Will Redeem His People: ‘Adoptive’ Covenant and Redemption in the Old Testament.” In Thy People Shall Be My People and Thy God My God: The 22nd Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament, pp. 49–60. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.
Cloward, Robert A. “Lost Scripture.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:845–46 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Jackson, Kent P. Lost Tribes and Last Days: What Modern Revelation Tells Us about the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
Bolliger, David L. “Lost Tribes of Israel.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:709 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Brough, R. Clayton. The Lost Tribes: History, Doctrine, Prophecies, and Theories about Israel’s Lost Ten Tribes. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1979.
Flint, Marianne. “Loving the Old Testament throughout My Life.” Ensign, January 1990, 14–16.

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Charles, Melodie Moench. “The Majesty of the Law.” Sunstone 5 (July–Aug. 1980): 43–46.
Rasmussen, Garth L. Make the Old Testament Personalities Live: A Supplement to the Gospel Doctrine Course of Study. N.p., 1980.
Card, Orson Scott. “Making Sunday the Best Day of the Week.” Ensign 8 (Jan. 1978): 6–9.
Petersen, Mark E. Malachi and the Great and Dreadful Day. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1983.

Emphasis on temples and sealing keys

McConkie, Joseph Fielding, and Robert L. Millet. The Man Adam. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
Millet, Robert L. “The Man Adam.” Ensign, January 1994, 8–15.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. Man: His Origin and Destiny. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954.
Andreason, Bruce L. “The Mantle of Elijah.” Ensign, August 2002, 24–26.
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.
Jackson, Kent P. “The Marriage of Hosea and Jehovah’s Covenant with Israel.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 57–74. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.

The marriage of Hosea and Gomer illuminates the covenant relationship of Jehovah and Israel

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

Burton, Theodore M. “A Marriage to Last through Eternity.” Ensign, June 1987, 12–15.
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.
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Meaning of the Temple.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

Uses science to find more of the meaning of the temple.

Monson, Thomas S. “Meeting Your Goliath.” Ensign, January 1987, 2–5.
Judd, Frank F., Jr. “Melchizedek.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 69–82. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
Sperry, Sidney B. The Message of the Twelve Prophets. Independence, Mo.: Press of Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1941.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A Message to Judah from Joseph.” Ensign 6 (Dec. 1976): 67–72.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A Message to Judah from Joseph.” Ensign, December 1976, 67–72.
Yarn, David H., Jr. “The Messianic Expectation.” Ensign, April 1972, 14–23.
Kraut, Ogden. Michael/Adam. Dugway, Utah: Pioneer Press, [1972].

LDS teachings about Adam

Bell, Albert W. The Mighty Drama of Israel and the Jew. Salt Lake City: Stevens and Wallis, 1950.
Milgrom, Jacob. “Milk and Meat: Unlikely Bedfellows.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 144-154.

This first of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the contributors have learned from Dr. Nibley. Nearly every major subject that he has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the influence of Nibley, Copts and the Bible, the Seventy in scripture, the great apostasy, the book of Daniel in early Mormon thought, an early Christian initiation ritual, John’s Apocalypse, ancient Jewish seafaring, Native American rites of passage, Sinai as sanctuary and mountain of God, the Qurʾan and creation ex nihilo, and the sacred handclasp and embrace.

Studies the prohibition against eating meat in the Old Testament.

Seely, David Rolph. “The Ministry of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1, 25–29, 32–45, 52).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 80–85. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
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

Petersen, Mark E. “The Mission of Elijah.” Ensign, August 1981, 64–65.
Sperry, Sidney B. “The Mission of Moses: Out of Bondage.” Ensign, October 1973.
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, Monte J. “The Modern Mighty of Israel.” Ensign, November 1993, 63–65.
Matthews, Robert J. “Modern Revelation: Window to the Old Testament.” Ensign, October 1973.
Lewis, C. S. “Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism.” Brigham Young University Studies 9, no. 1 (1968): 33.
Nibley, Hugh W. “More Voices from the Dust.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 239–44. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.

Some brief references to the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Irving, Gordon. “The Mormons and the Bible in the 1830s.” Brigham Young University Studies 13, no. 4 (1973): 473.
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.
Richards, A. LeGrand. The Mormons and the Jewish People. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1971.

Church pamphlet

Unattributed. “Moroni’s Message to Joseph Smith.” Ensign, August 1990, 12–16.
Matthews, Robert J. “The Mosaic Law in Ancient and Modern Scriptures.” In The Sixth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, pp. 160-81. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1979.
Petersen, Mark E. “Moses.” In The Sixth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, pp. 1-10. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1979.
Bird, Randall C. “Moses and the Passover.” Ensign, February 2002, 31–33.
Petersen, Mark E. Moses: Man of Miracles. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1977.
Allred, Philip A. “Moses’ Charge to Remember.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 55—73. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
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.
Bradford, Stella Paul. “Music of the Bible.” Young Woman’s Journal 33 (July 1922): 376–78.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Myths and the Scriptures.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 37–47. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.

Suggests that early mythology writers not only were aware of the parallels between religious stories and myths but often used wove parallels together to create their faith-promoting myths.

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Anderson, Travis T. “Naaman, Baptism, and Cleansing.” Ensign 24 (Jan. 1994): 28–30.
Anderson, Travis T. “Naaman, Baptism, and Cleansing.” Ensign, January 1994, 28–30.
Porter, Bruce H., and Stephen D. Ricks. “Names in Antiquity: Old, New, and Hidden.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 501-522.

This first of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the contributors have learned from Dr. Nibley. Nearly every major subject that he has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the influence of Nibley, Copts and the Bible, the Seventy in scripture, the great apostasy, the book of Daniel in early Mormon thought, an early Christian initiation ritual, John’s Apocalypse, ancient Jewish seafaring, Native American rites of passage, Sinai as sanctuary and mountain of God, the Qurʾan and creation ex nihilo, and the sacred handclasp and embrace.

Explores the connection between a name and the existence of the thing it refers to.

Ricks, Stephen D. “The Narrative Call Pattern in the Prophetic Commission of Enoch (Moses 6).” BYU Studies Quarterly 26, no. 4 (1986): 97-105.

There is a striking example of a “narrative” type call in the prophetic commission of Enoch in Moses 6:23–36. This study considers the elements of the narrative call pattern; those elements of this form found in the prophetic commission of Enoch are examined and compared with the biblical narrative call passages.

The report of the prophetic vocation of Enoch in the book of Moses accords with impressive consistency with the call narratives in the Bible. All of the elements of the prophetic call pattern isolated and examined by Habel in the calls of Moses, Gideon, and Jeremiah are also found in the Enoch passage; with one minor exception, the order of the elements in the vocation of Enoch is the same as in the call accounts recorded in the Bible. This additional authenticating detail places Enoch more securely in the tradition of the prophets and the book of Moses more firmly in the form and tradition of the prophetic literature.

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, 359–64. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
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.
Crowell, Angela M., and John A. Tvedtnes. “The Nephite and Jewish Practice of Blessing God after Eating One’s Fill.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 2 (1997).

A Jewish custom of blessing God after eating one’s fill at a meal is reflected in passing in Amulek’s household and when the resurrected Christ blesses the sacrament for the Nephites and thereafter instructs them to pray. They “gave glory to Jesus” on this occasion.

Adams, William James, Jr. “Nephi’s Written Language and the Standard Biblical Hebrew of 600 B.C.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 245–58. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
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.
Cross, Frank Moore. “New Directions in the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” BYU Studies 25, no. 3 (1985): 3–11.
Cross, Frank Moore. “New Directions in the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Brigham Young University Studies 25, no. 3 (1985): 3.
Burgess, Allan K. New Insights into the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1993.
Matthews, Robert J. “The ‘New Translation’ of the Bible, 1830–1833: Doctrinal Development During the Kirtland Era.” Brigham Young University Studies 11, no. 4 (1971): 400.
Peterson, Daniel C. “News from Antiquity.” Ensign, January 1994, 16–21.
Petersen, Mark E. Noah and the Flood. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1982.

Includes Noah’s ministry as the angel Gabriel

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

Romney, Joseph B. “Noah, The Great Preacher of Righteousness.” Ensign, February 1998, 22–28.
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.
Sperry, Sidney B. “A Note on Psalm 8:4–6.” Ensign, February 1972, 21.

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Gillum, Gary P. “Obadiah’s Vision of Saviors on Mount Zion.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 122–33. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
Gillum, Gary P. “Obadiah’s Vision of Saviors on Mount Zion.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 226–35. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
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.
Seegmiller, Carole Garfield. “Of the House of Israel.” Ensign, January 1991, 51–55.
Cornwall, Rebecca J. “The ‘Old Dead Book’ of Job.” Ensign 4 (July 1974): 55–59.
Matthews, Robert J. “The Old Testament.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 35–47 . Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
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.

Sperry Symposium, ed. The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. 1986 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1987.

Contents:

Rooted and Built Up in Christ / Carlos E. Asay

The Old Testament: An Indispensable Foundation / George A. Horton

Noah, the Ark, the Flood: A Pondered Perspective / James R. Christianson

The Seed of Abraham in the Latter Days / Bruce A. Van Orden

Genesis 22: The Paradigm for True Sacrifice in Latter-day Israel / Andrew C. Skinner

Trust in the Lord: Exodus and Faith / S. Kent Brown

Kibroth-Hattaavah: The Graves of Lust / Jeff O’Driscoll

The Latter-day Significance of Ancient Temples / Richard O. Cowan

Joseph and Joseph: “He Shall Be Like Unto Me” (2 Nephi 3:15) / Ann N. Madsen, Susan Easton Black

“Has Thou Considered My Servant Job?” / John S. Tanner

Prophets: How Shall We Know Them? / Joseph F. McConkie

Jesus’ Commandment to Search the Words of Isaiah / L. LaMar Adams

A Latter-day Saint Reading of Isaiah in the Twentieth Century: The Example of Isaiah 6 / Paul Y. Hoskisson

Micah, the Second Witness with Isaiah / Monte S. Nyman

The Restoration of the Tribes of Israel in the Writings of Jeremiah and Ezekiel / Stephen D. Ricks

The Last Shall Be First and the First Shall Be Last / LaMar E. Garrard

Daniel: Ancient Prophet for the Latter Days / H. Dean Garrett

Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: A Latter-day Prophecy of Joel, Peter, and Moroni Examined / Alan K. Parrish

Malachi and the Latter Days / Rex C. Reeve Jr

Justification, Ancient and Modern / Chauncey C. Riddle

Ancient Hebrew “Psychology”: A Radical Option for Educators in the Latter Days / Neil J. Flinders, Paul Wangemann

The Restoration as Covenant Renewal / David Rolph Seely

Joseph Smith’s Use of the Old Testament / Grant Underwood

The Brass Plates: An Inspired and Expanded Version of the Old Testament / Robert L. Millet

The Old Testament: Voice from the Past and Witness for the Lord Jesus Christ / Robert J. Matthews

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.
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

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).

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.

Church Educational System. “Old Testament Chronology Chart.” Ensign, September. 1980, 40–43.
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.
Valletta, Thomas R. The Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
Church Educational System. Old Testament Home-study Seminary Teacher Outline. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1987.
Church Educational System. Old Testament Instructor’s Guide, Religion 301–2. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1982.
Ridges, David J. The Old Testament Made Easier, Part 1. Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, 2005.
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

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.

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, 165–77. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
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.
Sperry, Sidney B. Old Testament Prophets: Teacher Supplement. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union, 1965.
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.
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.
Church Educational System. Old Testament Seminary Teacher Outline. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.
Church Educational System. Old Testament Seminary Teacher Outline. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1990.
Skousen, W. Cleon. “The Old Testament Speaks Today.” Ensign, December 1972, 79–81.
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.
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

Rona, Daniel. Old Testament Supplemental Study Material. Salt Lake City: Ensign Foundation, 2001.
Church Educational System. Old Testament Symposium Speeches, 1987. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1988.
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

Hinckley, Gordon B. “Old Testament Times at a Glance.” Ensign, January 2002, 50–55.
Hite, Steven J., Julie M. Hite, and R. Tom Melville. The Old Testament with the Joseph Smith Translation. Orem, Utah: Veritas Group, 2001.
Church Educational System. Old Testament: 1 Kings–Malachi, Religion 302 Student Manual. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1981.
Pearson, Glenn L. The Old Testament: A Mormon Perspective. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1980.
Horton, George A., Jr. “The Old Testament: An Indispensable Foundation.” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 17–33. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1986.
Church Educational System. Old Testament: Genesis–2 Samuel, Religion 301 Student Manual. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1981.
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.
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.
Wilcox, S. Michael, and John Telford. On Holy Ground: Images of Old Testament Lands. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2001.
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

Nibley, Hugh W. “One Eternal Round: The Hermetic Vision.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

Yates, Thomas J. Origin and Brief History of Nations. Salt Lake City: Paragon Press, 1956.
Matthews, Robert J. “Our Covenants with the Lord.” Ensign, December 1980, 33–39.
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

Millet, Robert L., and Joseph Fielding McConkie. Our Destiny: The Call and Election of the House of Israel. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1993.
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.
Hurd, Jerrie. Our Sisters in the Bible. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1983.
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.
Hinckley, Gordon B. “Overpowering the Goliaths in Our Lives.” Ensign, May 1983.
Hinckley, Gordon B. “Overpowering the Goliaths in Our Lives.” Ensign, January 2002, 2–6.
Brandt, Edward J. “An Overview of History: Moses to Malachi.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 12–19.
Brandt, Edward J. “An Overview of History: Moses to Malachi.” Ensign, October 1973.

P

Christensen, Ross T. “Papers of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures.” Provo, Utah: Extension Publications, BYU, 1964.
Hauck, Forrest R. Papers of the Fourteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures. Provo, Utah: Extension Publications, BYU, 1963.
Green, Dee T., ed. Papers of the Thirteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures. Provo, Utah: Extension Publications, BYU, 1962.
Parry, Donald W. Parallelisms According to Classification. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1988.

Various kinds of parallelisms known from Hebrew poetry

Nibley, Hugh W. “Patriarchy and Matriarchy.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 87–113. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.

Reprinted from Blueprints for Living: Perspectives for Latter-day Saint Women.

An address given at the BYU Women’s Conference, 1 February 1980.

Top, Brent L. A Peculiar Treasure. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.

The relevance of the Old Testament to modern living

Matthews, Robert J. “Plain and Precious Things Restored.” Ensign, July 1982, 14–20.
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.
Matthews, Robert J. “A Plainer Translation”: Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible—A History and Commentary. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1975.
Driggs, Howard R. “The Poetry of the Bible.” Young Woman’s Journal 28 (Nov. 1917): 635–38.
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.
Burton, Theodore M. “The Power of Elijah.” Ensign 4 (May 1974): 61–67.
Burton, Theodore M. “The Power of Elijah.” Ensign, May 1974, 61–67.
Swift, Charles. “The Power of Symbol.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 224—39. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Muren, Joseph C. “The Power of the Word.” Ensign, October 1991, 11–15.
Lybbert, Merlin R. “The Powerful Potential of Scripture Stories.” Ensign, January 2002, 35.
Madsen, John M. “A Precious and Powerful Witness of Jesus Christ.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 1–18. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Madsen, John M. “A Precious and Powerful Witness of Jesus Christ.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 18-34. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
Brockbank, Marilyn T. “Prepare to Keep the Sabbath Day Holy.” Ensign 2 (Mar. 1972): 44–45.
Brockbank, Marilyn T. “Prepare to Keep the Sabbath Day Holy.” Ensign, March 1972, 44–45.
Anderson, James H. The Present Time and Prophecy. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1933.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Priesthood Ordinance of Sacrifice.” Ensign 3 (Dec. 1973): 49–53.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Priesthood Ordinance of Sacrifice.” Ensign, December 1973, 49–53.
Romney, Marion G. “Priesthood Responsibilities.” Ensign, May 1978, 39–41.
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

Sperry Symposium, ed. Principles of the Gospel in Practice: The 13th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. 1985 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Randall Book, 1986.

Contents:

Introduction: 1985 Sperry Symposium / Robert J. Matthews

1. Spiritual Communication / Richard G. Scott

2. The Doctrine of Godhood in the New Testament / Rodney Turner

3. The Fall of Man / LaMar Garrard

4. To Be As Gods: Original Sin or Eve’s Motive For Mortality? / Alan K. Parrish

5. Insights Into the Atonement from Latter-day Scriptures / Keith W. Perkins

6. The Sacrament: Principles Essential to Exaltation / S. Brent Farley

7. Having A Testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ / Chauncey C. Riddle

8. A New Commandment / George W. Pace

9. Humanity and Practical Christianity: Implications For a World-Wide Church / James R. Christianson

10. Covenants and Covenant People / James R. Moss

11. Affliction and the Plan of Salvation / Philip M. Flammer

12. Political Responsibility and Religious Belief / Gary C. Bryner

13. Personal and Family Preparedness: Lessons From Church History / William G. Hartley

14. Temples, Ordinances, and Art / R. L. Gunn

Unattributed. “Printout on Isaiah.” Ensign, December 1973, 58–59.
Kimball, Spencer W. “Privileges and Responsibilities of Sisters.” Ensign, November 1978, 102–6.
Van Dyke, Blair G. “Profiles of a Covenant People.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 35—54. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. The Progress of Man. Salt Lake City: The Geneological Society of Utah, 1936.
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

Cole, Clarissa Katherine. “Promised Land, Concept of a.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1160 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
McConkie, Bruce R. The Promised Messiah: The First Coming of Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1978.
McConkie, Bruce R. “The Promises Made to the Fathers (Genesis 12–36).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 47–62. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.

Discusses temples in relation to the patriarchal promise given to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Horton, George A., Jr. “Prophecies in the Bible about Joseph Smith.” Ensign, January 1989, 20–25.
Underwood, Grant. “The Prophet Joseph Smith’s Use of the Old Testament.” Ensign, August 2002, 30–35.
Seely, David Rolph. “A Prophet over the Nations (Jeremiah 21–24, 30–31, 46–51).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 128–45. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Britsch, Ralph A., and Todd A. Britsch. “Prophet: Prophets.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1164–67 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Huntington, Ray L. “The Prophetic Ministry of Haggai: The Blessings of the Temple.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 162–70. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
Millet, Robert L. “Prophets and Priesthood in the Old Testament.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 192–216. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
Millet, Robert L. “Prophets and Priesthood in the Old Testament.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 48–68. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
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

Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: Abraham.” Young Woman’s Journal 29 (Sept. 1918): 524–26.
Anderson, James H. “Prophets and Prophecies: Daniel.” Young Woman’s Journal. 30 (Jan. 1919): 50–54.
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: The Twelve Minor Prophets.” Young Woman’s Journal. 30 (Jan. 1919): 54–57.
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. Prophets and Prophecy. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1988.
Rasmussen, Ellis T. “The Prophets and the Mission.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 139–50. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.
Draper, Richard D. “The Prophets of the Exile.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 245–65. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
Howick, E. Keith. Prophets of the Old Testament. Silverton, Idaho: WindRiver, 2005.
Skinner, Andrew C. Prophets, Priests, and Kings: Old Testament Figures Who Symbolize Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
Wright, Dennis A. “The Prophet’s Voice of Authority.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 34–45. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
Pike, Dana M. “The Proverbs.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 365–72. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

The nature of wisdom literature

Thomas, M. Catherine. “The Provocation in the Wilderness and the Rejection of Grace.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 164–76. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
Peterson, Kim M. “Psalms of the Heart, Prayers unto God.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 250—61. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Madsen, Truman G. “‘Putting on the Names’: A Jewish-Christian Legacy.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 458-481.

This first of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the contributors have learned from Dr. Nibley. Nearly every major subject that he has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the influence of Nibley, Copts and the Bible, the Seventy in scripture, the great apostasy, the book of Daniel in early Mormon thought, an early Christian initiation ritual, John’s Apocalypse, ancient Jewish seafaring, Native American rites of passage, Sinai as sanctuary and mountain of God, the Qurʾan and creation ex nihilo, and the sacred handclasp and embrace.

Addresses the argument that names are simply sounds made up to label something and suggests that this takes away from the religious belief that some names have a divine origin.

Q

Turner, Rodney. “The Quest for a Peculiar People.” Ensign, May 1972, 6–11.
Hamula, James J. “The Quest for Wisdom.” Ensign, July 2002, 40–42.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Qumran and the Companions of the Cave: The Haunted Wilderness.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 253–84. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.

Reprinted from Qumran and the Companions of the Cave.

R

Mulholland, David H. A Reading Guide to the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989.

Workbook

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

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.

Hunter, Howard W. “Reading the Scriptures.” Ensign, November 1979, 64–65.
Hallen, Cynthia L. “Rebekah.” Ensign, January 2002, 39–41.
Hess, Wilford M. “Recent Notes about Olives in Antiquity.” BYU Studies 39, no. 4 (2000): 115.
Thompson, Jeffrey Paul, and John W. Welch. “The Rechabites: A Model Group in Lehi’s World.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 611–24. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Pike, Dana M. “Recovering the World of the Bible.” In Prelude to the Restoration, eds. Steven C. Harper, Andrew H. Hedges, Patty Smith, Thomas R. Valletta, and Fred E. Woods, 159–84. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Hallen, Cynthia L. “Redeeming the Desolate Woman: The Message of Isaiah 54 and 3 Nephi 22.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).

Third Nephi 22 (quoting Isaiah 54) addresses a desolate woman who will be redeemed in the latter days. The desolate woman represents Zion, which itself signifies the city of Enoch in ancient times, the hill where the temple was built in Jerusalem, the celestial city of God, the kingdom of God on earth, and a covenant community of temple-worthy Saints. The Lord promises to relieve the desolation of Zion felt through barrenness, lack of a permanent home, and being forsaken and persecuted. The destiny of Zion parallels the pattern of Noah—both remain faithful to their covenants and witness a cleansing of the earth. The Savior serves as Zion’s husband. The servants of the Lord are equated with Zion—the Lord will not allow oppressors to be successful against Zion. The Lord promises to redeem Zion as he sings a song of redeeming love.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Rediscovery of the Apocrypha and the Book of Mormon.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

Hugh Nibley draws parallels between language and traditions found in the Apocrypha to the culture of the people in the Book of Mormon. In the second half of his lecture, Hugh Nibley compares the linguistics and culture of the Book of Mormon to that found in the Apocrypha. The imagery and practices found in the Book of Mormon are compared with certain phrases and material concerns found in Jewish and Christian apocryphal writings.

Largey, Dennis L. “Refusing to Worship Today’s Graven Images.” Ensign, February 1994, 8–13.
Skinner, Andrew C. “The Reign of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18–20; 2 Chronicles 29–32).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 467–70. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Szink, Terrence L. “The Reign of Solomon (1 Kings 1–11; 2 Chronicles 1–9).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 12–19. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
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.
Ogden, D. Kelly. “Remember the Sabbath Day.” Ensign, April 1994, 46–51.
Nelson, Russell M. “Remnants Gathered, Covenants Fulfilled.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 1–21. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
Nelson, Russell M. “Remnants Gathered, Covenants Fulfilled.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 1–17. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
Simon, Jerald F. “Researching Isaiah Passages in the Book of Mormon.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 210—23. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Church Educational System. Resources for Old Testament Study. 1979-01-01.
Seely, David Rolph. “The Restoration as Covenant Renewal.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 311–36. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
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

Jackson, Kent P. The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2001.
Skinner, Andrew C. “The Return from Exile (Ezra 1–6).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 235–52. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Return to the Temple.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

Wright, David P. “Revelations in the Wilderness of Sinai (Exodus 19–40).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 125–41. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Bennett, Richard E. “The Rising of the Holy Bible to the Restoration.” In Prelude to the Restoration, eds. Steven C. Harper, Andrew H. Hedges, Patty Smith, Thomas R. Valletta, and Fred E. Woods, 40-58. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
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

Romney, Marion G. “The Rule of Law.” Ensign, February 1973, 2–3.
Ricks, Stephen D. “Ruth.” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 249–57. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.

Biblical customs and items of interest

Bennion, Francine R. “Ruth.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1239–40 New York: Macmillan, 1992.

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Clift, Frederic. “The Sabbath Day: From Genesis to Revelation.” Improvement Era 8 (July 1905): 641–55.
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Sabbath—A Delight.” Ensign, January 1978, 2–5.
Seely, David Rolph. “Sacred History, Covenants, and the Messiah: The Religious Background of the World of Lehi.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 381–420. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Hinckley, Gordon B. “The Sacred Law of Tithing.” Ensign, December 1989, 2–5.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Sacred Vestments.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

This lecture was originally accompanied by slides. It was circulated in two different editions in 1986 and 1987 and was available in a much expanded version, including illustrations, in 1988.

See also: “Sacred Vestments” (1975)
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. “Sacrifice in Biblical Times.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1248–49 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Draper, Richard D. “Sacrifices and Offerings: Foreshadowing of Christ.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 20–26.
Cole, Laurel G. “The Samaritans: A Yesterday People Today.” Ensign 4 (Dec. 1974): 40–42.

The history of the Samaritans and their beliefs today

Brown, Marlene B. “A Sampler of Biblical Plants.” Ensign, August 1990, 35–39.
Seely, David Rolph. “Samuel: Prophet, Priest, Judge, and Anointer of Kings (1 Samuel).” In Genesis to 2 Samuel, Studies in Scripture, vol. 3, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 271–80. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.
Durham, Louise Gardiner. “Sarah.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1260 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Burton, R. Scott. “Saul and the Institution of Kingship in Israel (1 Samuel).” In 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. “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.
Olmstead, Thomas F. “The Savior’s Use of the Old Testament.” Ensign, July 2002, 46–51.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Scatterings and Gatherings of Israel.” Ensign 11 (Dec. 1981): 26–30.

Time line

Brandt, Edward J. “The Scatterings and Gatherings of Israel.” Ensign, December 1981, 26–30.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Science Fiction and the Gospel.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

Ties science fiction and gospel ideas.

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.
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

Skinner, Andrew C., and W. Jeffrey Marsh. Scriptural Parables of the Latter Days. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002.
Packard, Sandra Bradford. “Scriptures on 2,600-Year-Old Silver Scrolls Found in Jerusalem.” Ensign, June 1987, 56–57.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “The Scriptures Speak.” Ensign, May 1980, 22–24.
Matthews, Robert J. “Searching the Scriptures: What the Scriptures Say about Astrology, Divination, Spirit Mediums, Magic, Wizardry, and Necromancy.” Ensign, March 1974, 26–28.
Kraut, Ogden. Seers and Seer Stones. Dugway, Utah, [197–?].

A collection of LDS perspectives

Gee, John. “A Seething Pot in the North: International Affairs Leading Up to Lehi’s Day.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 543–60. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Kraut, Ogden. The Segregation of Israel. Dugway, Utah: Kraut’s Pioneer Press, 1979.
Skinner, Andrew C. “Serpent Symbols and Salvation in the Ancient Near East and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).

The serpent is often used to represent one of two things: Christ or Satan. This article synthesizes evidence from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Greece, and Jerusalem to explain the reason for this duality. Many scholars suggest that the symbol of the serpent was used anciently to represent Jesus Christ but that Satan distorted the symbol, thereby creating this paradox. The dual nature of the serpent is incorporated into the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Book of Mormon.

Adams, L. LaMar. “Seth.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1299–300 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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.

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

McConkie, Oscar W., Jr. She Shall Be Called Woman. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1979.

Commentary on women in the scriptures

Eyring, Henry B. “Should I do schoolwork on the sabbath?” Ensign 8 (Jan. 1978): 14.
Eyring, Henry B. “Should I do schoolwork on the Sabbath?” Ensign, January 1978, 14.
Evans, Richard L. “Should the Commandments Be Rewritten?” Ensign, December 1971, 57–59.
Wise, Gayla. The Sign of the Son of Man: The “Shechinah”. Covenant, 1991.

The Old Testament concept of God’s glory

Smith, Joseph Fielding. The Signs of the Times. Independence, Mo.: Press of Zion’s Printing and Publishing, 1943.
Morrise, Mark J. “Simile Curses in the Ancient Near East, Old Testament, and Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2 no. 1 (1993).

The simile curse is a type of curse that appears in ancient Near Eastern, Old Testament, and Book of Mormon texts. It consists of two parts: (1) an event (e.g., “Just as this wax is burned by fire”) and (2) an application of that event to the subject of the curse (e.g., “so shall Arpad be burned”). In ancient Near Eastern texts, simile curses appear in written treaties and were often part of a ritual acted out during a treaty ceremony. In the Old Testament, simile curses appear primarily in prophetic writings as literary devices. In the Book of Mormon, simile curses appear in the context of treaties, religious covenants, and prophecies, and in several instances were acted out. These curses were probably part of the oral tradition of ancient Near Eastern, Old Testament, and Book of Mormon peoples.

Morgan, Christopher J. “The Sin of Achan.” Ensign, April 2002, 43–45.
Parry, Donald W. “Sinai as Sanctuary and Mountain of God.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 1. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 482-500.

This first of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the contributors have learned from Dr. Nibley. Nearly every major subject that he has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the influence of Nibley, Copts and the Bible, the Seventy in scripture, the great apostasy, the book of Daniel in early Mormon thought, an early Christian initiation ritual, John’s Apocalypse, ancient Jewish seafaring, Native American rites of passage, Sinai as sanctuary and mountain of God, the Qurʾan and creation ex nihilo, and the sacred handclasp and embrace.

Looks at temple worship in the Israelite religion, specifically with the idea that “the temple is the architectural embodiment of the cosmic mountain.”

BYU Church Educational System, ed. The Sixth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. 1978 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1979.

Contents:

Moses, Man of Miracles / Mark E. Petersen

The Abrahamic Covenant / Ellis T. Rasmussen

John and His Writings / C. Wilfred Griggs

Significant Episodes in Jesus’ Life / Eldin Ricks

The Hebrew Background of the New Testament / Edward J. Brandt

How to Teach the Scriptures / Max W. Craner

The Testimony of Jesus Christ / David H. Yarn

Paul, Then and Now / Rodney Turner

Wisdom Literature / Robert C. Patch

Peter and His Writings / J. Lewis Taylor

Job: “Yet Will I Trust in Him” / Keith H. Meservy

The Mosaic Law in Ancient and Modern Scripture / Robert J. Matthews

Skill and Power in Reading the Authorized Version / Arthur Henry King

Great are the Words of Isaiah / Hugh W. Nibley

Nibley, Hugh W. “Some Notes on Cultural Diversity in the Universal Church.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

Matthews, Robert J. “Some Significant Texts of Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible.” Brigham Young University Studies 9, no. 2 (1969): 155.
Seely, David Rolph. “The Song of Solomon.” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 386–90. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Sources and Acknowledgments.” In 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.
Unattributed. Special Helps to the Old Testament. [Salt Lake City: Dept. of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion?], 1973.
Sperry Symposium, ed. Sperry Lecture Series, 1974. 1974 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1975.

Papers presented at the annual symposium, March 28, 1974.

Table of Contents:

Jeremiah’s Prophecies Concerning the Gathering of the Jews in the Last Days / Victor L. Ludlow

Toward a Better Understanding of the Old Testament as a Result of Joseph Smith’s “New Translation” of the Bible / Robert J. Matthews.

Sperry Symposium, ed. Sperry Lecture Series, 1975. 1975 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1976.

Papers presented at the annual symposium, March 6, 1975.

Table of Contents:

The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Restoration / Kenneth W. Godfrey

Abraham, the Father of the Faithful / Monte S. Nyman

The Origin and Uses of the Sacred Hosanna Shout / Lael Woodbury

Hoskisson, Paul Y., ed. Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.

This collection of articles will add zest and savor to your study of the Old Testament. You will find a wide range of readings taken from the Sidney B. Sperry Symposium series. The articles in this book touch on a variety of aspects of Old Testament study. Some authors discuss the Old Testament itself, others offer explanations and interpretations, and still others use the Old Testament as a springboard to discuss Restoration theology. ISBN 1-59038-533-0

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

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

Adams, L. LaMar. “A Statistical Analysis of the Book of Isaiah in Relation to the Isaiah Problem.” Ph.D. diss., BYU, 1972.
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Stone Cut without Hands.” Ensign, May 1976, 4–9.
Washburn, Jesse A. Story of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: The Department of Education, 1937.

An Old Testament textbook for seminary classes

Driggs, Howard R. “Story Sidelights on Hebrew History.” Young Woman’s Journal 28 (Oct. 1917): 572–75.
Christensen, Rex L. “A Study of the Minor Prophets with Special Reference to Latter-day Saint Theology.” Master’s thesis, BYU, 1939.
Young, Levi Edgar. A Study of the Old Testament. [Salt Lake City]: First Council of the Seventy, [1938].
Matthews, Robert J. “A Study of the Text of Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible.” Brigham Young University Studies 9, no. 1 (1968): 3.
Eyring, Henry B. “Studying and Teaching the Old Testament.” Ensign, January 2002, 30–34.
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.
Church Educational System. Supplement to A Symposium on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1984.
Schütze, Manfred H. “The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon.” Ensign, April 2002, 46–49.
Parry, Donald W. “Symbolic Action as Prophecy in the Old Testament.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 337–55. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
Nelson, William O. “Symbols from the Scriptures That Testify of Christ.” Ensign, June 1973, 24–27.
Unattributed. A Symposium on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.
Unattributed. A Symposium on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.

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Brandt, Edward J. “The Tabernacle of Ancient Israel.” Ensign 3 (Nov. 1973): 36–39.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Tabernacle of Ancient Israel.” Ensign, November 1973, 36–39.
Maxwell, Neal A. “Teaching Opportunities from the Old Testament.” Ensign, April 1981, 56–61.
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.
Pinegar, Ed J., and Richard J. Allen. Teachings and Commentaries on the Old Testament. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2005.
Fitzgerald, H. Alvah. Teachings of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union Board, 1952.
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?

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

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

Hauglid, Brian M. “Temple Imagery in the Psalms.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 262—74. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Madsen, Truman G., ed. The Temple in Antiquity: Ancient Records and Modern Perspectives. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.

The answer to “What is a temple?” is partially the answer to “What was the temple?” Here a distinguished array of scholars trests this theme. This collection of essays—which grew out of a BYU symposium of experts—presents recent findings on the temple in antiquity: historical, linguistic, and archaeological data which bear on the idea of the temple in Israelite, Jewish, and Christian traditions. The book includes an expansive introduction to temple traditions and a bibliography for further clarification and comparison. ISBN 0-8849-4518-9

Lundquist, John M. “Temple Symbolism in Isaiah.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 33–55. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1984.
Edmunds, John K. “Temple Teachings through the Ages.” Ensign 4 (Aug. 1974): 48–55.
Parry, Donald W. “Temple Worship and a Possible Reference to a Prayer Circle in Psalm 24.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 32, no. 4 (1992): 57.
Christensen, Kevin. “The Temple, the Monarchy, and Wisdom: Lehi’s World and the Scholarship of Margaret Barker.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 449–22. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Parry, Donald W. Temples of the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1994.

Three essays by Hugh Nibley, plus papers presented at the 1993 FARMS symposium, other important papers on the temple, a keynote address by Elder Marion D. Hanks (former president of the Salt Lake Temple), striking illustrations by Michael Lyon (who illustrated Nibley’s Temple and Cosmos)—these features and more make Temples of the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism one of the most significant volumes ever published on the temple. Twenty-four essays in this 1994 publication focus on the temple in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East, the New Testament, Jewish writings, and the Book of Mormon and ancient America.

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.
Sjodahl, Janne M. Temples: Descriptive and Historical Sketches of Ancient and Modern Sacred Edifices. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, n.d.
Brockbank, Bernard P. “The Ten Commandments.” Ensign, December 1971, 61–63.
Scott, John G. The Ten Commandments for Today. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Seely, David Rolph. “The Ten Commandments in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. This paper was presented at the annual Sperry Symposium on October 21, 1991. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
Seely, David Rolph. “The Ten Commandments in the Book of Mormon.” In Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 20th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, pp. 166–81. Randall Book, 1992.
Unattributed. The Ten Commandments Today: A Discussion of the Decalog. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1955.

Essays by Church leaders

McConkie, Bruce R. “Ten Keys to Understanding Isaiah.” Ensign, October 1973, 78–83.
Done, Willard. “The Ten Lost Tribes.” Improvement Era 5 (July 1902): 719–20.

Speculation on the lost tribes, including Levi

Malan, Stephen. The Ten Tribes, Discovered and Identified: The Four Historic Phases of the House of Jacob Considered. [Ogden, Utah]: A. L. Scoville, 1912.
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

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Terrible Questions.” In Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992.

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?

Bokovoy, David E., and John A. Tvedtnes. Testaments: Links between the Book of Mormon and the Hebrew Bible. Tooele, Utah: Heritage, 2003.
Ogden, D. Kelly. “The Testing Ground for the Covenant People.” Ensign, September. 1980, 54–58.
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, eds. Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, 86–109. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.
Nyman, Monte S. “The Words of Jeremiah”. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1982.
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

Brough, R. Clayton. They Who Tarry: The Doctrine of Translated Beings. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1976.
Rasband, Ester. “The Third Commandment.” Ensign, April 1999, 13–15.
Skousen, W. Cleon. The Third Thousand Years. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1964.
Alder, Lydia D. “‘Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods before Me.’” Improvement Era 3 (Oct. 1900): 919–26.
Sill, Sterling W. “Thou Shalt Not.” Ensign, December 1971, 92–94.
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.
Marsh, W. Jeffrey. “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.” Ensign, June 1971, 41–42.
Carver, James A. “‘Thou Shalt Not Covet.’” In The Ten Commandments for Today, ed. John G. Scott, 155–69. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “‘Thou Shalt Not Kill.’” Ensign 24 (Aug. 1994): 26–30.
Dymock, Wayne R. “‘Thou Shalt Not Kill.’” In The Ten Commandments for Today, ed. John G. Scott, 88–109. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
Draper, Richard D. “‘Thou Shalt Not Steal.’” Ensign 24 (Sept. 1994): 25–29.
Challis, John K. “‘Thou Shalt Not Steal.’” In The Ten Commandments for Today, ed. John G. Scott, 124–42. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.
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

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.
Ostler, Blake T. “The Throne-Theophany and Prophetic Commission in 1 Nephi: A Form-Critical Analysis.” Brigham Young University Studies 26, no. 4 (1986): 67.
Hoskisson, Paul Y., ed. Thy People Shall Be My People and Thy God My God: The 22nd Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament. 1993 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.

The Sperry Symposium is sponsored annually by Brigham Young University and the Church Educational System. Named in honor of the late Dr. Sidney B. Sperry, who, in the course of his forty-year career, earned a reputation for outstanding teaching and scholarship.

Contents:

Our Heritage from Joseph of Israel / Robert J. Matthews

Isaiah’s Imagery of Plants and Planting / Terry Ball

Melchizedek: Seeking After the Zion of Enoch / Frank F. Judd

The Lord Will Redeem His People: “Adoptive” Covenant and Redemption in the Old Testament / Jennifer Clark Lane

Elijah’s Mission: His Keys, Powers, and Blessings from the Old Testament to the Latter Days / E. Dale LeBaron

“The Spirit of Prophecy is the Testimony of Jesus” / D. Kelly Ogden

Symbolic Action as Prophecy in the Old Testament / Donald W. Parry

Seals and Sealing Among Ancient and Latter-day Israelites / Dana M. Pike

Aaron’s Consecration: Its Nature, Purpose, and Meaning / J. Lyman Redd

Jacob in the Presence of God / Andrew C. Skinner

The Wife/Sister Experience: Pharaoh’s Introduction to Jehovah / Gaye Strathearn

The Provocation in the Wilderness and the Rejection of Grace / M. Catherine Thomas

The Exodus: Prophetic Type and the Plan of Redemption / Thomas R. Valletta

Brandt, Edward J. “The Time of the Divided Kingdoms.” Ensign 4 (Apr. 1974): 30–31.

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Brandt, Edward J. “The Time of the Divided Kingdoms.” Ensign, April 1974, 30–31.
Anderson, Sharon Price. “To Ephraim and Manasseh.” Ensign, February 2004, 15.
Bennion, Owen Cannon. “To Offer an Acceptable Sacrifice to the Lord.” Improvement Era 73 (Sept. 1970): 64–67.
Matthews, Robert J. “Toward a Better Understanding of the Old Testament as a Result of Joseph Smith’s ‘New Translation’ of the Bible.” In Sperry Lecture Series, 1974, pp. 8-14. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1975.
Blodgett, Terry M. “Tracing the Dispersion.” Ensign 24 (Feb. 1994): 64–70.

Linguistic studies used to trace the scattering of Israel

Blodgett, Terry M. “Tracing the Dispersion.” Ensign, February 1994, 64–70.
Bishop, Gary L. “The Tradition of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.” Master’s thesis, BYU, 1974.
Tvedtnes, John A., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2001.
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.
Floyd, Louis A. “The Tragic Dimensions of Saul.” Ensign, June 1990, 36–40.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Treasures in the Heavens.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 171–214. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.

As Christianity has been deeschatologized and demythologized in our own day; so in the fourth century it was thoroughly dematerialized, and ever since then anything smacking of “ cosmism“ that is, tending to associate religion with the physical universe in any way has been instantly condemned by Christian and Jewish clergy alike as paganism and blasphemy. Joseph Smith was taken to task for the crude literalism of his religion not only talking with angels like regular people, but giving God the aspect attributed to Him by the primitive prophets of Israel, and, strangest of all, unhesitatingly bringing other worlds and universes into the picture. Well, some of the early Christian and Jewish writers did the same thing; this weakness in them has been explained away as a Gnostic aberration, and yet today there is a marked tendency in all the churches to support the usual bloodless abstractions and stereotyped moral sermons with a touch of apocalyptic realism, which indeed now supplies the main appeal of some of the most sensationally successful evangelists. Over a century ago, J.-P. Migne argued that the medieval legends of the Saints were far less prone to mislead the faithful than those scientifically oriented apocrypha of the Early Church, since the former were the transparent inventions of popular fantasy which could never lead thinking people astray, while the latter by their air of factual reporting and claims to scientific plausibility led the early Christians into all manner of extravagant speculation, drawing the faithful astray in many directions. To appreciate the strength of their own position, Latter-day Saints should not be without some knowledge of both these traditions. Since the “cosmist“ doctrines have been almost completely neglected, here we offer a look at some of them.

Ricks, Stephen D. “The Treaty/Covenant Pattern in King Benjamin’s Address (Mosiah 1–6).” Brigham Young University Studies 24, no. 2 (1984): 151.
Griggs, C. Wilfred. “The Tree of Life in Ancient Cultures.” Ensign, June 1988, 26–31.
Welch, John W. “The Trial of Jeremiah: A Legal Legacy from Lehi’s Jerusalem.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 337–56. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Jackson, Bernard S. “The Trials of Jesus and Jeremiah.” Brigham Young University Studies Quarterly 32, no. 4 (1992): 63.
Valletta, Thomas R. “The True Bread of Life.” Ensign, March 1999, 7–14.
Romney, Marion G. “Trust in the Lord.” Ensign, November 1977, 39–42.
Brown, S. Kent. “Trust in the Lord.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 154–63. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
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

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

Gileadi, Avraham. “Twelve Diatribes of Modern Israel.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2. Edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, pp. 353-405.

This second of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the authors have learned from Nibley. Nearly every major subject that Dr. Nibley has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the sacrament covenant in Third Nephi, the Lamanite view of Book of Mormon history, external evidences of the Book of Mormon, proper names in the Book of Mormon, the brass plates version of Genesis, the composition of Lehi’s family, ancient burials of metal documents in stone boxes, repentance as rethinking, Mormon history’s encounter with secular modernity, and Judaism in the 20th century.

This essay serves as a testimony to modern Israel—the Latter-day Saints—that we are beginning to resemble God’s ancient covenant people in ways that conflict with our high ideals.

U

Rasmussen, Ellis T. “The Unchanging Gospel of Two Testaments.” Ensign, October 1973, 24–27.
Parry, Donald W., Jay A. Parry, and Tina M. Peterson. Understanding Isaiah. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1998.
Barney, Kevin L. “Understanding Old Testament Poetry.” Ensign 20 (June 1990): 50–54.
Longo, Neusa. “Understanding Old Testament Poetry.” Ensign, June 1990, 50–54.
Lund, Gerald N. “Understanding Scriptural Symbols.” Ensign, October 1986, 22–27.
Brandt, Edward J. “Understanding the Old Testament: Keys to Resolving Difficult Questions.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 27–31.
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

Ludlow, Victor L. Unlocking Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.
Hinckley, Gordon B. “Unlocking Old Testament Prophecy.” Ensign, October 1990, 58–62.
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

Nibley, Hugh W. “Unrolling the Scrolls—Some Forgotten Witnesses.” In Old Testament and Related Studies, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 1, edited by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton, 115–70. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1986.
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.
Johnson, Roy. The Use of Oaths in the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1982.
Chamberlin, W. H. “Use of the Word Elohim.” Improvement Era 6 (Nov. 1902): 25–27.
Matthews, Robert J. “Using the New Bible Dictionary in the LDS Edition.” Ensign, June 1982, 47–50.
Brandt, Edward J. “Using the New LDS Editions of Scripture as One Book.” Ensign 12 (Oct. 1982): 42–45.

V

Lundquist, John M. “The Value of New Textual Sources to the King James Bible.” Ensign, August 1983, 42–47.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Value of the Holy Scriptures.” Ensign, May 1976, 82–84.
Firmage, Edwin Brown. “Violence and the Gospel: The Teachings of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Book of Mormon.” Brigham Young University Studies 25, no. 1 (1985): 31.
Brown, Victor L., Jr. “A Vision of the Law of the Fast.” Ensign 7 (Nov. 1977): 82–84.
Brown, Victor L., Jr. “A Vision of the Law of the Fast.” Ensign, November 1977, 82–84.
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.

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

Wright, Dennis A., Craig James Ostler, Dana M. Pike, Dee R. Darling, and Patty Smith, eds. Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. 1997 Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1997.

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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.
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).

Lehi’s exodus to the promised land is only the first of a series of exoduses occurring throughout the Book of Mormon. Indeed, Lehi’s exodus becomes mere precedent for later flights into the wilderness by Nephi, Mosiah, Alma1, Limhi, and the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. For the Nephites, continuing exodus is not merely historical fact. Understanding the biblical exodus as a type and shadow, the Nephites come to see their wandering as a metaphor of their spiritual condition. Thus, even centuries after Lehi’s arrival in the promised land, Nephite prophets recognize their status as “wanderers in a strange land” (Alma 13:23). As did Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Nephites also looked beyond their temporal land of promise “for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (Hebrews 11:10).

Van Orden, Bruce A. “Was the gospel of Jesus Christ known to Adam and his posterity?” Ensign, February 1994, 62.
Ricks, Stephen D. “A Watchman to the House of Israel (Ezekiel 1–24).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 184–86. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
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

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

Todd, Jay M. “Welcome to the Old Testament.” Ensign, October 1973.
Barker, Margaret. “What Did King Josiah Reform?” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 523–42. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Gentry, Leland H. “What did the Israelites do relating to genealogy, welfare, missionary work, and the family—the four major emphases of our day? What was religion for them?” Ensign, December 1981, 60–62.
Richardson, E. LV. “What Is a Jew?” Ensign, May 1972, 12–17.
Cowan, Richard O. “What is an ephod?” Ensign 3 (Dec. 1973): 33.
Ludlow, Daniel H. “What laws governed the inheritance of birthright in the Old Testament?” Ensign, September. 1980, 52–53.
Madsen, Ann N. “What Meaneth the Words That Are Written?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).

When the prophet Abinadi preached repentance to the Nephites, the people were upset and turned him over to King Noah. While in the king’s presence, Abinadi explained to the king and to the priests the meaning of Isaiah’s messianic prophecies. Although they did not heed Abinadi’s teaching, modern readers of the Book of Mormon are now able to better understand the life of Jesus Christ and the key principles of the atonement through Abinadi’s teachings.

Bailey, Arthur A. “What Modern Revelation Teaches about Adam.” Ensign, January 1998, 20–27.
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “What Old Testament books are most quoted by the Savior?” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 28.
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “What Old Testament books are most quoted by the Savior?” Ensign, October 1973, 28.

Jesus showed impressive ability both to use the Old Testament and to depart from it, as he did in the Sermon on the Mount. Even speaking “as one having authority, and not as the scribes” (Matt. 7:29), he insisted that he had not come “to destroy the law, or the prophets” (Matt. 5:17).

Brown, S. Kent. “What was the actual political and religious condition of the populace of Promised Land when the Israelites conquered it, and who were the people living there?” Ensign, October 1973.
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.
Rasmussen, Ellis T. “What were the false ideologies, values, and practices that tempted Israel during the Old Testament period?” Ensign, December 1981, 62–63.
Matthews, Robert J. “When the Prophet Joseph Smith intently studied the Bible and made his inspired translation, did he say anything concerning the various books of the Old Testament that would suggest either their special importance or lesser value?” Ensign, October 1973.
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.
Milner, Nita D. “Where Is Wisdom?” Ensign, November 1992, 6–8.
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

Matthews, Robert J. “Why are there no books in the Old Testament from Malachi (about 400 B.C.) to the time of Jesus Christ?” Ensign, October 1973, 77.
Burton, Alma P. “Why did prominent persons not taste of death in the Old Testament?” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 76–77.
Meservy, Keith H. “Why did the Lord permit Israel to war against people in the land of promise?” Ensign, October 1973, 59.
Albrecht, David A. “Why didn’t Jews in Old Testament times believe Jerusalem could be destroyed?” Ensign, December 1995, 52–53.
Matthews, Robert J. “Why do the Book of Mormon selections from Isaiah sometimes parallel the King James Version and not the older—and thus presumably more accurate—Dead Sea Scrolls text?” Ensign, March 1980, 40.
Gallacher, Marcella Huber. “Why does the LDS edition of the Bible not contain all of the corrections and additions made by Joseph Smith?” Ensign, June 1992, 29.
Barlow, Philip L. “Why the King James Version? From the Common to the Official Bible of Mormonism.” Dialogue 22, no. 2 (1989): 19–42.
Nelson, Russell M. “Why This Holy Land?” Ensign, December 1989, 12–19.
Burton, Alma P. “Why was it necessary for Elijah to be taken into heaven as he was? Are there other prominent persons who did not taste of death—and do we regard Moses as being translated instead of dying?” Ensign, October 1973.
Strathearn, Gaye. “The Wife/Sister Experience.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 100–116. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.
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

Yarn, David H., Jr. “Wisdom (Philosophy) in the Holy Bible.” Brigham Young University Studies 13, no. 1 (1972): 91.
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.
Patch, Robert C. “Wisdom Literature.” In The Sixth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, pp. 116-23. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1979.
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “The Witness for Christ in Psalm 22.” In Covenants, Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament: 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Stephan Taeger, ed., 290–301. Proceedings of The 30th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.
Bybee, Ariel E. “A Woman’s World in Lehi’s Jerusalem.” In Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, eds. John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, 131–48. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004.
Woolf, Edmund. Woolf’s Referenced Chronology of Old Testament Times: A Study Guide. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1979.
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.
Seely, David Rolph. “Words ‘Fitly Spoken’: Tyndale’s English Translation of the Bible.” In Prelude to the Restoration, eds. Steven C. Harper, Andrew H. Hedges, Patty Smith, Thomas R. Valletta, and Fred E. Woods, 212–27. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Lamoreaux, Adam D. “The Work of Ezra and Nehemiah (Ezra 7–10; Nehemiah).” In 1 Kings to Malachi, Studies in Scripture, vol. 4, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 300–319. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Gilliland, Steve F. “Working on Sunday.” Ensign, January 1978, 26–29.
Athay, R. Grant. “Worlds without Number: The Astronomy of Enoch, Abraham, and Moses.” BYU Studies Quarterly 8, no. 3 (1968): 255-69.

“Now for this cause I know that man is nothing, which thing I never had supposed.” So lamented Moses in utter humility after seeing in vision the complexities of the planet Earth and her countless inhabitants. Shortly thereafter Moses was to see once again the earth and her. Imagine, however, his profound astonishment when, in answer to his plea for an explanation, the Lord revealed himself to Moses and told him of even more wondrous creations. “And worlds without number have I created. . . . For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the word of my power.” Other heavens and earths had already expired. New heavens, star systems with inhabitable planets, would be born in the distant future. Moses would surely have felt even more insignificant had not the Lord reassured him with his presence and the counsel that “all things are numbered unto me.”

Y

Done, Willard. “Young Characters in History: David, King of Israel.” Improvement Era 1 (Aug. 1898): 715–24.

Z

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Jackson, Kent P. 1 Kings to Malachi. Studies in Scripture, vol. 4. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.
Wilcox, S. Michael. “The 12 Spies.” Ensign, March 2002, 35–37.

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