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Brandt, Edward J. “Aaron, Brother of Moses.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:1 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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.
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. “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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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.
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. “Ancient Lands: A Photo Essay.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 32–39.
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.
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

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

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Christenson, A. B. “The Beginnings of Human History.” Improvement Era 15 (Mar. 1912): 362–68.
Brain, Ed E. “The Bible.” Contributor 3 (Mar. 1882): 175–77.
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.
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

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

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

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

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.”

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. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993: 178–83.

Judgment and redemption

Unattributed. “Books of the Bible.” Millennial Star 28 (July 21, 1866): 467–68.

The development of different versions of the Bible

Barnes, C. Douglas. “A Brief History of the Practice of Baptism.” Improvement Era 38 (Oct. 1935): 595–97.

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Unattributed. “The Church before Christ.” Improvement Era 6 (Aug. 1903): 785–86.
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

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

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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

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

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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.
Barlow, Norman J. “David, King.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 1:359–60 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Mormon Perspective.” BYU Studies 23, no. 1 (1983): 49–66.
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.
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

Brewster, Hoyt W., Jr. “Discovering the LDS Editions of Scripture.” Ensign 13 (Oct. 1983): 54–58.
Berrett, LaMar C. “Discovering the World of the Bible.” Provo, Utah: Young House, 1973. Revised with D. Kelly Ogden, Provo, Utah: Grandin Book, 1996.
Unattributed. “The Divided Kingdoms.” Young Woman’s Journal 15 (Nov. 1904): 518–20.

The Savior and the division of the kingdoms

Clark, James R. “The Divine Origin of Our Scriptures.” Ensign 3 (Mar. 1973): 50–53.
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.

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

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Day, Franklin D. “Elijah: LDS Sources.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:450–51 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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.
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.
Campbell, Beverly. “Eve.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:475–76 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Exile and First Return of Judah.” Ensign 4 (July 1974): 12–13.
Brown, S. Kent. “The Exodus Pattern in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (1990): 111–26.
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.

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

False Old Testament gods

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

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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

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

Old Testament prophecies

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

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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.
Andersen, Todd G. Genesis Made Whole: One Complete Story of the Patriarchs. Provo, Utah: Best Books Publishing, 1989.
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.
Anderson, James H. God’s Covenant Race from Patriarchal Times to the Present. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1944.

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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

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.
Brown, S. Kent. “History and Jeremiah’s Crisis of Faith.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman, 105–18. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1984.
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

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

Cahoon, Lyle. “Holy of Holies.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:651 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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.
Berrett, LaMar C. “How did the Israelites sustain themselves for 40 years?” Ensign 3 (Oct. 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.
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.
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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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.
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

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.
Donaldson, Lee, V. Dan Rogers, and David Rolph Seely. “Is there background information on the tower of Babel to help us better understand what took place?” Ensign 24 (Feb. 1994): 60–61.
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.
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

Parry, Donald W., and John W. Welch. “Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.” Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1998.

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

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.
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

Brown, S. Kent. “Israel: Overview.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:705–8 New York: Macmillan, 1992.

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Adams, William J., Jr. “Jeremiah, Prophecies of.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:721–22 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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.
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.
Cohen, Irving H. Jews of the Torah.. Scotia, N.Y.: Cumorah Book, 1963.

The identity of the Jews from an LDS perspective

Adams, L. LaMar. “Job: The Man and His Message.” Ensign 12 (Mar. 1982): 72–74.
Davies, LeGrande. “Jonah: Testimony of the Resurrection.” In Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, ed. Monte S. Nyman, 89–104. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1984.
Brandt, Edward J. “Joseph in Egypt.” Ensign 3 (Sept. 1973): 75.
Clark, James R. “Joseph of Egypt: Writings of Joseph.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:761–62 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Barney, Kevin L. “Joseph Smith’s Emendation of Hebrew Genesis 1:1.” Dialogue 30:4 (1997): 103–35.
Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “Joseph, Model of Excellence.” Ensign 10 (Sept. 1980): 9–13.
Brandt, Edward J. “Journeys and Events in the Life of Moses.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 36–45.

Maps and summaries

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

Maps and summaries

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

Map with explanation

Draper, Richard D. “Judah between the Testaments.” Ensign 12 (Oct. 1982): 36–41.
Barron, Howard H. “Judah, Past and Future: L.D.S. Teachings concerning God’s Covenant People.” Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1979.
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.
Bassett, W. Mark, and Arthur R. Watkins. “The King Called David.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 63–69.
Burton, Theodore M. “Kingdom of God.” Ensign 1 (June 1971): 83–84.

An exposition of the large stone cut out of a mountain

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Dalby, Ezra C. Land and Leaders of Israel: Lessons in the Old Testament.. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, [1930].
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

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.
Dunford, C. Kent. “Laying on of Hands.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:813–14 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Merkley, Marion G., and Gordon B. Hinckley. Leaders of the Scriptures. 3rd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union Board, 1945.
Ballantyne, VerDon W. “Levitical Priesthood.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:828–29 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Adams, L. LaMar. The Living Message of Isaiah. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.
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

Cloward, Robert A. “Lost Scripture.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 2:845–46 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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.

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Charles, Melodie Moench. “The Majesty of the Law.” Sunstone 5 (July–Aug. 1980): 43–46.
Card, Orson Scott. “Making Sunday the Best Day of the Week.” Ensign 8 (Jan. 1978): 6–9.
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.
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

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.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “A Message to Judah from Joseph.” Ensign 6 (Dec. 1976): 67–72.
Bell, Albert W. “The Mighty Drama of Israel and the Jew.” Salt Lake City: Stevens and Wallis, 1950.
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

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

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.
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.

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Anderson, Travis T. “Naaman, Baptism, and Cleansing.” Ensign 24 (Jan. 1994): 28–30.
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.
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.
Burgess, Allan K. “New Insights into the Old Testament.” Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1993.
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

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.

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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.
Cornwall, Rebecca J. “The ‘Old Dead Book’ of Job.” Ensign 4 (July 1974): 55–59.
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.

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).

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.
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.
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

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.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Old Testament Seminary Home Study Teacher Manual.. [Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints], 1980.
Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Old Testament Seminary Home Study.. [Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints], 1980.
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.
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.
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

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.
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, John Telford, and others. 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

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.
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.
Brandt, Edward J. “An Overview of History: Moses to Malachi.” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 12–19.

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Christensen, Ross T. “Papers of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures.” Provo, Utah: Extension Publications, BYU, 1964.
Driggs, Howard R. “The Poetry of the Bible.” Young Woman’s Journal 28 (Nov. 1917): 635–38.
Burton, Theodore M. “The Power of Elijah.” Ensign 4 (May 1974): 61–67.
Brockbank, Marilyn T. “Prepare to Keep the Sabbath Day Holy.” Ensign 2 (Mar. 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.
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

Cole, Clarissa Katherine. “Promised Land, Concept of a.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1160 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Britsch, Ralph A., and Todd A. Britsch. “Prophet: Prophets.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. 3:1164–67 New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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.
Draper, Richard D. “The Prophets of the Exile: Saviors of a People.” In Voices of Old Testament Prophets: The 26th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 86–109. Salt Lake City, Deseret Book, 1997: 86–109.

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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.

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.
Church Educational System. Resources for Old Testament Study.. 1979-01-01.
Jackson, Kent P. The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2001.
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

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.
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

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 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.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Scatterings and Gatherings of Israel.” Ensign 11 (Dec. 1981): 26–30.

Time line

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

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

Eyring, Henry B. “Should I do schoolwork on the sabbath?” Ensign 8 (Jan. 1978): 14.
Evans, Richard L. “Should the Commandments Be Rewritten?” Ensign 1 (Dec. 1971): 57–59.
Hoskisson, Paul Y. Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.
Adams, L. LaMar. “A Statistical Analysis of the Book of Isaiah in Relation to the Isaiah Problem.” Ph.D. diss., BYU, 1972.
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.
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.
Church Educational System. A Symposium on the Old Testament.. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.
Church Educational System. 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.
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.
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?

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

Edmunds, John K. “Temple Teachings through the Ages.” Ensign 4 (Aug. 1974): 48–55.
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.
Brockbank, Bernard P. “The Ten Commandments.” Ensign, December 1971, 61–63.
Done, Willard. “The Ten Lost Tribes.” Improvement Era 5 (July 1902): 719–20.

Speculation on the lost tribes, including Levi

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

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.
Alder, Lydia D. “‘Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods before Me.’” Improvement Era 3 (Oct. 1900): 919–26.
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.
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.
Brandt, Edward J. “The Time of the Divided Kingdoms.” Ensign 4 (Apr. 1974): 30–31.

Chart

Bennion, Owen Cannon. “To Offer an Acceptable Sacrifice to the Lord.” Improvement Era 73 (Sept. 1970): 64–67.
Blodgett, Terry M. “Tracing the Dispersion.” Ensign 24 (Feb. 1994): 64–70.

Linguistic studies used to trace the scattering of Israel

Bishop, Gary L. “The Tradition of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.” Master’s thesis, BYU, 1974.
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.
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

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Barney, Kevin L. “Understanding Old Testament Poetry.” Ensign 20 (June 1990): 50–54.
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

Chamberlin, W. H. “Use of the Word Elohim.” Improvement Era 6 (Nov. 1902): 25–27.
Brandt, Edward J. “Using the New LDS Editions of Scripture as One Book.” Ensign 12 (Oct. 1982): 42–45.

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Brown, Victor L., Jr. “A Vision of the Law of the Fast.” Ensign 7 (Nov. 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.

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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.
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

Cowan, Richard O. “What is an ephod?” Ensign 3 (Dec. 1973): 33.
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “What Old Testament books are most quoted by the Savior?” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 28.
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.
Burton, Alma P. “Why did prominent persons not taste of death in the Old Testament?” Ensign 3 (Oct. 1973): 76–77.
Barlow, Philip L. “Why the King James Version? From the Common to the Official Bible of Mormonism.” Dialogue 22, no. 2 (1989): 19–42.
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

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.
Draper, Richard D. A Witness of Jesus Christ: The 1989 Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990.

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

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