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Abbott, John S. C. The History of the State of Ohio. Detroit: Northwestern, 1875.
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Briefly discusses Mormonism and the Book of Mormon. The author accepts the Spaulding theory for the origin of the Book of Mormon. He also discusses the 1834 Anthon denial regarding the “sealed book” incident.

ID = [78517]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1875-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Abdo, Michael J. “There’s Room in My Chart Bag.” Ensign, September 1989.
ID = [49208]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:45
Abrea, Angel. “Teachings of Nephi.” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Idaho, May 25, 2004.
ID = [71789]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-05-25  Collections:  bom,byui-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:16
Abunuwara, Ehab. “Into the Desert: An Arab View of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11, no. 1 (2002): 60-65, 111.
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The Book of Mormon culture is found to be strikingly similar to that of the Middle East. An Arab Latter-day Saint tells his experience with the Book of Mormon and how he is able to relate to the stories within its pages because of his cultural origins. Among the congruities discussed are the structure of the family, the concept of taking oaths, the behavior of women, and the danger of the desert. Together, these points demonstrate the worth of the Book of Mormon and show how each reader is able to draw from his or her own cultural background in order to infer different messages.

Keywords: Arabia; Behavior; Book of Mormon; Culture; Desert; Middle East; Oaths
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3087]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 31814  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Aburto, Renya I. “The Book of Mormon’s Relevance for Us: Promises for Our Time.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81580]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Adair, James. The History of the American Indians: Particularly Those Nations Adjoining to the Mississippi East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia. London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775.
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An evangelical essay attempting to demonstrate that the American Indians are descendants of the lost ten tribes by comparing certain features of American Indian life and customs with Old Testament practices. Deals with Indians’ division into tribes, worship of Jehovah, nations of theocracy, belief in the ministration of angels, prophets and high priests, celebration of festivals, fasts, religious rites, daily sacrifices, ablutions, anointings, traditions concerning laws of uncleanliness, social relations, manner of curing the sick, burial of the dead,and raising up seed to a deceased brother. Some critics have suggested that Joseph Smith may have drawn upon this source in writing the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78515]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1775-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Adams, George J. “Joseph Smith Jr.’s Rare Reprints.” Burlington, WI: n.p., 1991.
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A copy of a “Lecture on the authenticity and scriptural character of the Book of Mormon,” written by George J. Adams in 1844. Confirms that the Book of Mormon is not the only scripture accepted by the Church, the Mormons also believe the Bible “as far as it has been translated correctly”

ID = [77938]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Adams, George J. A Lecture on the Authenticity and Scriptural Character of the Book of Mormon. Boston: J.E. Farwell, 1844.
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The following lecture was delivered by particular request to crowded audiences, in the town hall of Charlestown, on Sunday Evening, February 4th, and on Wednesday Evening, February 7th. The reporter submits his sketches to the public, because the subject is important, and may lead to investigation that will drive prejudice from the minds of many sincere inquirers after truth. It has been generally supposed that the Latter Day Saints, commonly called Mormons, hold the Mormon Bible - as it is falsely called - as their only rule of faith and practice, disregarding the Scriptures of Truth, contained in the Old and New Testaments. This error has prevailed because the people will not listen to the truth. Slanderous tongues and lying lips have been busy against the book. But it stands immoveably fixed on the Rock of Ages, and the gates of hell, and opposition of the sectarian world cannot prevail against it. If the doctrine is of men, it will come to nought, but if God is its author, it must prevail.

Keywords: Ancient America, Anthon Transcript, Anthon, Charles, Apologetics, Archaeology, Doctrine, Prooftext, Urim and Thummim
ID = [75407]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1844-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Adams, George J. Letter to John Tyler. New York: Calhoun, 1844.
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Letter of George J. Adams addressed to John Tyler, President of the United States, describing a revolution that is to take place in the United States. Adams utilizes Book of Mormon scriptures and other references within the letter.

ID = [77979]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1844-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Adams, John Quincy. The Birth of Mormonism. Boston: Gorham, 1916.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. The author discusses issues relating to the translation of the Book of Mormon, dismisses the testimonies of the Book of Mormon witnesses as unreliable. The Anthon denials are discussed, and the author alleges that the Book of Mormon has little value beyond what it plagiarizes from the Bible.

ID = [78344]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1916-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Adams, John Quincy. “Origin of the Maoris.” Improvement Era 25, no. 6 (April 1922): 507-8.
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A reference to an experience of a Captain Barclay, recorded in the Australian Review of Reviews, where Barclay saw sacred stone figures on an island in New Zealand. Subsequently he saw similar figures in the Easter Islands and in Peru. This is seen by Adams as evidence that the Polynesians came from the Americas.

ID = [81268]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1922-04-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
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, October 1984, 29.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [46834]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1984-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,old-test  Size: 5149  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:27
Adams, William James, Jr., and Ray T. Matheny. “Archaeological and Cryptological Analyses of the Manti Inscriptions.” Utah Historical Quarterly 44 (Spring 1976): 133-40.
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The Manti Sanpete County, Utah, inscriptions include eight limestone tablets discovered in 1963, four additional tablets found in 1970, and small lead plates situated in a lead box discovered in 1977. The authors conclude that all three finds were “fraudulently manufactured”

ID = [79065]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1976-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Adams, William James, Jr. “Lehi’s Jerusalem and Writing on Metal Plates.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3 no. 1 (1994).
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The discovery in Jerusalem of two inscribed silver strips, dating from the seventh century BC, support the Book of Mormon claim of writing on metal plates.

ID = [2866]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 4935  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Adams, William James, Jr. “Lehi’s Jerusalem and Writing on Silver Plates.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 23-26. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Metal Plates; Recordkeeping; Writing
ID = [75646]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 3851  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Adams, William James, Jr. “More on the Silver Plates from Lehi’s Jerusalem.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4 no. 2 (1995).
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Michael D. Coogan identifies the silver plates found in a Jerusalem burial site as one of the ten most significant finds for biblical archaeology because “they are our earliest witness to the text of the Bible.”

ID = [2916]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 3110  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Adams, William James, Jr. “More on the Silver Plates from Lehi’s Jerusalem.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 27-28. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Metal Plates
ID = [75647]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 2375  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Adams, William James, Jr. “Nephi’s Jerusalem and Laban’s Sword.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2 no. 2 (1993).
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A three-foot sword excavated at Vered Jericho, likely dating to 620 BC, lends credence to the description of the sword of Laban in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [2849]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 3931  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Adams, William James, Jr. “Nephi’s Jerusalem and Laban’s Sword.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 11-13. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Jerusalem; Nephi; Weaponry
ID = [75642]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
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: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
Old Testament Topics > Literary Aspects
ID = [39692]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:22
Adams, William James, Jr. “Some Ways in Which the ‘Plain and Precious Parts’ Became Lost.” Society for Early Historic Archaeology Newsletter 159 (July 1985): 1-6.
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Finds that ancient scribes, both non-biblical and biblical, took many liberties in their translations. Suggests that up to 30 percent of the original text of the Old Testament may have been deleted as the angel told Nephi would occur (1 Nephi 13:23).

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [80192]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1985-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Adams, William James, Jr. “Synagogues in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 no. 1 (2000).
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The Book of Mormon mentions synagogues in twenty-five passages. An important resource that may help us understand what the Book of Mormon means by the word synagogue is the body of research on biblical synagogues. This is especially true of research related to the years prior to the Babylonian captivity of the Jews, which began in 586 BC, since this is the time period when Lehi left Jerusalem. We would expect, therefore, that the nature of biblical synagogues before the captivity would have greatly influenced the concept of the synagogue that Lehi and his family took with them to the New World. In this article, William J. Adams Jr. details the historical development, nature, and cultural function of synagogues of the biblical era and relates them to the history, form, and religious function of synagogues in the New World.

ID = [3018]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1752  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Shute, E. V., A. H. Christianson, and Willie C. Adams Sr. “Shall We Improve the Book of Mormon?” Saints’ Herald 101 (8 November, 20, 27 December 1954): 1076-77, 1232, 1248.
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Debate concerning editorial changes to the Book of Mormon. Shute desires a complete revision with special attention to punctuation; Christianson refutes Shute’s proposed revision saying that changing even a comma changes the book’s meaning; Adams points out that language is constantly changing and future editions would be needed to stay current.

ID = [80162]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1954-11-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Affleck, Gordon Burt. “Testimonial Trustworthiness (Witnesses to the Book of Mormon).” Instructor 101 (December 1966): 490-92.
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In a credibility test for witnesses, the following standards must be met: honesty, ability, number and consistency, conformity of testimony with experience, and coincidence of their testimony with collateral circumstances. The Three and Eight Witnesses fulfill all of these requirements.

ID = [80236]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Agignier, Pierre. “Linguistic Evidence for the Presence of Israelites in Mexico.” Society for Early Historic Archaeology Newsletter 112 (February 1969): 4-5.
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Demonstrates that the Oaxacan languages are similar to the Semitic languages by comparing Hebrew words with words belonging to the Sawi-zaa languages.

ID = [79714]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1969-02-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People. London: Yale University Press, 1972.
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Dedicates about ten pages to Mormonism. Author rejects the Spaulding theory, but believes that the Book of Mormon was the result of Joseph Smith’s “responsiveness to the provincial opinions of his time” This work is reviewed in B.016.

ID = [77446]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1972-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Aidukaitis, Marcos A. “Because My Father Read the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2008.
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I invite all who hear me today to read the Book of Mormon and to apply the promise it contains. Those who do will know that the book is true.

ID = [20784]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2008-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 7725  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:55:21
Aidukaitis, Marcos A. “Because My Father Read the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, November 2008.
ID = [58053]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2008-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7662  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:31
Alexander, Thomas G. “New Testament, Christianity and the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone 12 (July 1988): 6-7.
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Argues that assisting people through “governmental measures” or “charity” is consistent with basic principles of Christianity, the Constitution, and free agency.

ID = [79906]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Alexander, Thomas G. “Review of Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition, by Jan Shipps.” Dialogue 18 (Winter 1985): 185.
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Book review.

ID = [80097]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Alford, Kenneth L. “‘Delivered by the Power of God’: Nephi’s Vision of America’s Birth.” In The Things Which My Father Saw, eds. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Restoration of the Gospel
RSC Topics > T — Z > War
ID = [35271]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 44876  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:47
Alford, Kenneth L., and D. Bryce Baker. “Parallels between Psalms 25–31 and the Psalm of Nephi.” In Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament (2013 Sperry Symposium), eds. David Rolph Seely, Jeffrey R. Chadwick, and Matthew J. Grey, 1–11. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Psalms/Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon
ID = [34906]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size: 36551  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:59
Alford, Kenneth L. Saints at War: The Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2020.
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This volume is a compilation of inspirational stories shared by Latter-day Saints who served on the front lines in several recent military conflicts. These stories detail their trials, challenges, setbacks, faith, courage, and numerous victories in overcoming extraordinary circumstances. This book is filled with remarkable first-person accounts from Latter-day Saint soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, and civilians who served in the Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. Their amazing stories—published together for the first time—chronicle the sacrifice, dedication, and humor of day-to-day life in modern combat zones. This book also shares the story of how fully functioning districts of the Church were organized and operated in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq to meet the spiritual needs of the Church members there. Richly illustrated with photographs from the participants, this book will introduce you to a new generation of Latter-day Saint heroes. ISBN 978-1-9443-9487-5

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [33183]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:48
Allen, Annie E. “The Book of Mormon in Literature.” Saints’ Herald 54 (23 October 1907): 969-71.
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In rebuttal to Rudyard Kipling’s criticism that the Book of Mormon lacks literary style, Allen provides reasons why the Book of Mormon does not evidence greater variety of style. However, the author does cite evidence of multiple authorship for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80359]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1907-10-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Allen, Blake Joseph, and Joseph Lovell Allen. Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon. Orem, UT: S. A. Publishers, 1989.
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“We invite you to let the Book of Mormon change your life-- again-- as you read this second edition of Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon. In doing so, you will learn about the numerous new developments and discoveries that have come forth in the last twenty years about Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon, such as : the correlation of Stela 31 at Tikal as it relates to the great, decisive battle at Cumorah; a comparison of the Maya name Mormon with the Nahuatl name Tehuantepec; the discovery of the name of the Jaredite King Kish, including his date and place of birth; a comparison of Mesoamerican written languages and two high civilizations with the languages and civilizations of the Nephites and the Jaredites; detailed and illustrated map studies of Mesoamerican locations with cities and lands outlined in the Book of Mormon; types-and-shadows correlational outcomes such as those found with vultures, weather, wars, geography, and weights and measures; and much, much more.” [Summary from Book]

Keywords: Book of Mormon geography, Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon
ID = [81460]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Allen, J. Michael. “Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon. Vol. 3, Alma through Helaman.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 55.
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Review of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. 3, Alma through Helaman (1991), by Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
ID = [130]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 17962  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Allen, James B. “Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Volume 3: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 59, no. 2 (2020): 311.
ID = [10402]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 14968  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:10
Allen, James B., and Glen M. Leonard. The Story of the Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976.
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Authors present (on pages 31-46) an “introductory overview” of Moroni’s visit to Joseph Smith, and the subsequent translation and publication of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78667]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Allen, James X. “Mound Builders and American Antiquities.” Improvement Era 8, no. 6 (1905): 436-440.
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This article provides circumstantial evidence that the architectural styles of Ancient America are similar to ancient Babylonian architecture, due to the Jaredites who left Babylonia approximately three hundred years before the time of Abraham.

Keywords: Ancient America – North America, Architecture, Hopewell Culture, Jaredites, Kingdom of Babylon, Mound Builders
ID = [76888]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Allen, Joseph L. “A Comparative Study of Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered-Serpent God of Meso-America, with Jesus Christ, the God of the Nephites.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1970.
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A dissertation that draws on Spanish historical accounts, archaeological evidence, and the Book of Mormon scriptures. Draws parallels between Quetzalcoatl and Jesus Christ, suggesting that they may have been the same divine individual. Discusses the problems and possibilities of making the comparison.

ID = [78865]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Allen, Joseph L. Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon. Orem, UT: BYU Print Services, 1989.
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Describes the languages, history, geography, and culture of some of the peoples described within the Book of Mormon, and presents a number of possible sites where this ancient civilization actually lived. This work is reviewed in P.037 and in P.398.

ID = [77787]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Allen, Blake Joseph, and Joseph Lovell Allen. Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon. Orem, UT: S. A. Publishers, 1989.
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“We invite you to let the Book of Mormon change your life-- again-- as you read this second edition of Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon. In doing so, you will learn about the numerous new developments and discoveries that have come forth in the last twenty years about Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon, such as : the correlation of Stela 31 at Tikal as it relates to the great, decisive battle at Cumorah; a comparison of the Maya name Mormon with the Nahuatl name Tehuantepec; the discovery of the name of the Jaredite King Kish, including his date and place of birth; a comparison of Mesoamerican written languages and two high civilizations with the languages and civilizations of the Nephites and the Jaredites; detailed and illustrated map studies of Mesoamerican locations with cities and lands outlined in the Book of Mormon; types-and-shadows correlational outcomes such as those found with vultures, weather, wars, geography, and weights and measures; and much, much more.” [Summary from Book]

Keywords: Book of Mormon geography, Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon, origins; Book of Mormon; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon
ID = [81460]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Alliaud, Rubén V. “Found through the Power of the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2019.
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All must experience and be found by the power of the truths contained in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [23252]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2019-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 2272  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:55:28
Alliaud, Rubén V. “Found through the Power of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, November 2019.
ID = [63131]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2019-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9344  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:53
Allis-Pike, Jane. “Words from the Wise: Alma 36-39 through the Lens of Proverbs 1-9.” In Give Ear to My Words, eds. Kerry Hull, Nicholas J. Frederick, and Hank R. Smith. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [34080]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 37455  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Allred, David A. “A Comprehensive Annotated Book of Mormon Bibliography.” BYU Studies 37, no. 1 (1997): 238.
ID = [11923]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 1690  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:20
Allred, Keith. “Pursuing Mosiah’s and Madison’s Commonsense Principle.” BYU Studies Quarterly 61, no. 1 (2022): 129.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [10553]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 31227  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:11
Allred, Keith J. “Who Was Second Nephi?” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 42, no. 4 (Winter, 2009): 1-17.
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The story of Nephi occupies a prominent place in the hearts of the Latter-day Saint people. As a young man, he was singularly affected by his father’s teachings and, despite his relative youth, became the de facto leader of the extended families of Lehi and Ishmael even before his father’s death. Later, as a prophet in his own right, he led a people who called themselves “Nephites” in his honor; and nine centuries after his death, hundreds of thousands of Nephites still honored his name and legacy. He belongs to the ages as the namesake of an ancient nation.

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ID = [81997]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Allred, Philip A. “Alma’s Use of State in the Book of Mormon.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, 157-163. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Alma the Younger; Authorship; Corianton (Son of Alma); Doctrine; Postmortal Life; Resurrection; State
ID = [75677]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 12038  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Allred, Philip A. “Alma’s Use of State in the Book of Mormon: Evidence of Multiple Authorship.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5 no. 1 (1996).
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Alma’s distinctive use of the word state in the Book of Mormon is present in his unique concentration of state, his tendency to reword with state, and his treatment of a shared topic involving state.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [2926]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 15073  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Allsop, Dee T. “A Brand of Distinction.” Commencement, Brigham Young University, April 23, 2009.
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We are dedicated to cultivating the Spirit of the Y by keeping you informed and connected to the good works faculty and alumni are doing in the world and by providing opportunities for you to learn, volunteer, contribute, and serve with the students, programs, and activities of your alma mater—keeping you “Connected for Good.”

Keywords: BYU; Example
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [69672]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2009-04-23  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:29
Almira, Sister. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 48 (23 October 1901): 868-69.
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Provides personal reflections and thoughts after having read the Book of Mormon for the fourth time.

ID = [80290]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1901-10-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Kirkham, Francis W., and Sanford D. Van Alstyne. “Excerpt from Palmyra Reflector and Wayne Sentinel.” New York: n.p., 5 March 1934.
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Typescript copies of two early upstate New York newspapers that provide comments about the Book of Mormon. Includes Obadiah Dogberry’s well-known satire, The Book of Pukei.

ID = [77783]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1934-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Alward, Benjamin. Know the Latter-day Scriptures. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1958.
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The work presents a scriptural anthology of thirty-eight basic gospel subjects. Topic number thirty-eight (pp. 509-35) features a presentation of the Book of Mormon and the manner in which it is a companion with the Bible. Also identifies the individual books of the Book of Mormon, discusses some archaeological information, and comments about the eleven witnesses.

ID = [77955]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1958-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
American Indian Restoration Enterprises (AIRE). The Meaning of Indian Restoration Bulletin #3. Alexandria, VA: American Indian Restoration Enterprises, March 1962.
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The American Indians have lost more than buffalo and animals of the forest. Their greatest loss was in their knowledge of the Great Spirit. There is a sacred book of their history that will restore that knowledge—the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78559]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Andersen, Camey L. “Mentoring in the Savior’s Way: Learning from Jesus Christ’s Example in 3 Nephi.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [81591]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Andersen, H. Verlan. The Book of Mormon and the Constitution. Orem, UT: Sunrise Publications, 1995.
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As the title of this work suggests, it consists of a discussion of the Book of Mormon and the United States Constitution. This involves a mixing of the subjects of religion and politics which to some may seem novel enough to require an explanation. Therefore, we are devoting this preface to a consideration of our reasons for doing so. [From the text]

Keywords: U.S. Constitution; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon; Politics, U.S.; Book of Mormon, American setting
ID = [81461]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Andersen, H. Verlan. The Great and Abominable Church of the Devil. Orem, UT: H. Verlan Andersen, 1972.
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Nephi and John the Revelator saw “the Great and Abominable Church of the Devil” that is operated by Satan, will eventually control every nation, and will make war on the Lord’s church in the last days. A division will occur between the devil’s church and the Lord’s church that will cuminate in war.

ID = [78508]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1972-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Andersen, H. Verlan. Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen. Orem, UT: H. Verlan Andersen, 1967.
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The Book of Mormon foretells the rise of the United States of America and its divinely inspired constitution. In order for Latter-day Saints to exercise their freedom of religion the God-inspired government must be maintained. The Book of Mormon provides the pattern for maintaining the constitution and the freedom of governing oneself.

ID = [78006]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Andersen, Kai A. “In how many languages has the Book of Mormon been published, and how can I get a copy in a foreign language?” Ensign, August 1996.
ID = [52563]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1996-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3934  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:05:10
Andersen, Kent R. The Glowing Stones. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1977.
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An illustrated children’s book describing the experiences of the brother of Jared.

ID = [78496]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Andersen, M. Steven. “My Great-Grandmother and the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 7 no. 2 (2006).
ID = [37971]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2006-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 9525  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:09
Andersen, Neil L. “The Book of Mormon: Strengthening Our Faith in Jesus Christ.” Ensign, October 2011.
ID = [59433]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2011-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 10488  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:41
Andersen, Neil L. “The Book of Mormon: The Great Purveyor of the Savior’s Peace.” Ensign, January 2008.
ID = [57687]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12753  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:28
Andersen, Todd G. “Randall K. Mehew, A Most Convincing Witness: Reasons Why the Book of Mormon Is the True Word of God.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991): Article 10.
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Review of A Most Convincing Witness: Reasons Why the Book of Mormon Is the True Word of God (1990), by Randall K. Mehew.

ID = [97]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 5015  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Moffat, Riley M., Fred E. Woods, and Brent R. Anderson. “Liahona, the Labor Missionaries, and Preparing for Temple Blessings (1950-59).” In Saints of Tonga. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Education
ID = [34058]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 80123  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:52
Howell, Scott L., Brooke Anderson, LaReina Hingson, Lanna McRae, Jesse Vincent, and Brandon Torruella. “The Diachronic Usage of Exclamation Marks across the Major Book of Mormon Editions.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2022): 265-286.
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Abstract: The usage of the exclamation mark has changed over time but continues to serve as an important textual interpretation aid. Punctuation itself has not been a permanent fixture in English, rather it was slowly introduced to English documents with changing standard usages after the invention of the printing press. Here we highlight the use of the exclamation mark across major editions of the Book of Mormon and document the presence of the exclamation mark in a reference table.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; exclamation mark; textual analysis
ID = [81258]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 42167  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
Anderson, Brooke Ellen. “Exclamation Marks in the Book of Mormon: A Linguistic Analysis.” MA thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2022.
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“This paper employs Ricoeur’s Interpretation Theory to analyze the effect the exclamation mark has on the readers’ interpretation of five Book of Mormon editions. Each unique instance of exclamation was obtained with its accompanying verse and these were coded by three coders for the genre they appeared in, the syntactic structures of their utterances, and the rhetorical function of the exclaimed proposition. This made possible a comparison of the exclaimed themes both within and across each genre and across each of the five editions analyzed. While the 1830 edition was found to have many exclamations in the genres of conversation and speech with emphasis on the themes of the love of God, the sacrifice of Christ, and the carnal nature of man, the 1920 edition by contrast saw emphasis mainly in the genres of prayer and aside on the call to repentance, the calamities of hell, and the need to call upon God’s grace to overcome the many sins that will beset the latter generation of readers.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Study; Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon
ID = [81540]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Anderson, Douglas D. “‘All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good’” Devotional, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, January 25, 2011.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [70355]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2011-01-26  Collections:  bom,byuh-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:05
Anderson, Edward H., and Joseph F. Smith. “Book Notice: Complete Concordance to the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 8, no. 2 (1904): 151-152.
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This article announces the completion of George Reynolds’s Book of Mormon concordance and advertises its sale.

Keywords: Study Helps
ID = [76881]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1904-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Grant, Heber J., and Edward H. Anderson. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 26, no. 2 (1922): 155-156.
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This article consists of a compilation of quotes about the Book of Mormon from the Journal of Discourses. All quotes are from former leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Testimony
ID = [76914]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1922-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Smith, Joseph F., and Edward H. Anderson. “The Book of Mormon in Japanese.” Improvement Era 13, no. 2 (1909): 178-180.
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This article announces the completion of the Japanese translation of the Book of Mormon and lauds the beautiful work done and the effort spent in the project.

Keywords: Foreign Language Translation, Language – Japanese
ID = [76795]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1909-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “The Book of Mormon Revealed to Joseph the Prophet.” Improvement Era 26, no. 11 (1923): 1053-1056.
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This article recounts the events of the night of September 21, 1823, when the angel Moroni visited with the Prophet Joseph Smith and first revealed the hiding place of the divine records.

Keywords: Angel Moroni, Gold Plates, Hill Cumorah, Jr., Smith, Joseph
ID = [76808]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1923-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “Hagoth’s Lost Ships and Hawaii.” Improvement Era 27, no. 5 (1924): 482-483.
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In this article, the episode about Hagoth and his sea-venturing ships is quoted from Alma 63 and the theory advanced that the Polynesians descended from Book of Mormon peoples who sailed to Hawaii. It also compares rituals and customs of the ancient Hawaiians with the Israelites.

Keywords: Hagoth, Hawaii, Polynesia
ID = [77125]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “How About It?” Improvement Era 30, no. 11 (1927): 1050-1051.
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This article is a challenge to read the Book of Mormon to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of the delivery of the plates to Joseph Smith, and a warning against neglecting the scriptures. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, a spiritual guide, and it confirms the truths in the Bible. Testimonies of Parley P. Pratt and B. H. Roberts are included.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Pratt, Parley P., Roberts, B. H., Testimony
ID = [77145]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “How Are the American Indians Related to the Jews?” Improvement Era 23, no. 5 (1920): 453-455.
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This articles discusses how the Book of Mormon points out that through marriage the Nephites united with the Mulekites who were of Jewish descent. Hence the tribe of Joseph (Nephites) mixed with the tribe of Judah (Mulekites) in a union that is presently found among the American Indians.

Keywords: Joseph (Tribe), Judah (Tribe), Mulekite, Native Americans, Nephite
ID = [76931]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1920-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Anderson, Edward H., and Joseph F. Smith. “Joseph Smith’s ‘Translation’ of the Scriptures.” Improvement Era 17, no. 6 (1914): 590-596.
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This article quotes the Eighth Article of Faith declaring that Latter-day Saints believe both the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be the words of God. Nephi taught that the Hebrew scriptures had “plain and precious parts” removed. For this reason Joseph Smith was called on to revise the Bible and produce an “inspired translation.

Keywords: Articles of Faith, Joseph Smith Translation, Plain and Precious Things
ID = [76832]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1914-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Smith, Joseph F., and Edward H. Anderson. “Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 3, no. 5 (1900): 389-390.
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This article gives an account about the possibility that David Whitmer or the Whitmer family possessed the original manuscripts of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Original Manuscipt of the Book of Mormon, Whitmer, David
ID = [76990]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Smith, Joseph F., and Edward H. Anderson. “Our Work: Review of the New Manual.” Improvement Era 8, no. 10 (1905): 783-789.
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A review of the new (1905-06) Book of Mormon manual. Expounds on B. H. Roberts’s views of the importance of the Book of Mormon. External and internal evidence supports Book of Mormon’s claim to truth. The manual refutes objections to the Book of Mormon, such as the Spaulding and Rigdon theories.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Authorship, Book of Mormon Names, Doctrine, Education, External Evidence, Fall of Adam, Internal Evidence, Nephite Government, Study Helps
ID = [77116]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1905-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “Prophecy and History I.” Improvement Era 28, no. 3 (1925): 249-251.
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This series of study guides contains several lessons that address the Book of Mormon and prophecy. It also deals with the Book of Mormon as fulfillment of ancient prophecy, prophecies in the Book of Mormon that have been fulfilled, are now being fulfilled, and others that have not yet been fulfilled. Furthermore, it looks at prophecies dealing with the American Indian, the United States, and the Latter-day Saints. The first part covers “the Book of Mormon as a fulfillment of ancient prophecy,” “of prophecies within itself,” and “of modern prophecy.”

Keywords: Prophecy, Study Helps
ID = [76983]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “Prophecy and History II.” Improvement Era 28, no. 4 (1925): 362-263.
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This series of study guides contains several lessons that address the Book of Mormon and prophecy. It also deals with the Book of Mormon as fulfillment of ancient prophecy, prophecies in the Book of Mormon that have been fulfilled, are now being fulfilled, and others that have not yet been fulfilled. Furthermore, it looks at prophecies dealing with the American Indian, the United States, and the Latter-day Saints. The second part covers “some prophecies in the Book of Mormon already fulfilled,” “now being fulfilled,” and “not yet being fulfilled,”

Keywords: Prophecy, Study Helps
ID = [77075]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “Prophecy and History III.” Improvement Era 28, no. 5 (1925): 479-480.
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This series of study guides contains several lessons that address the Book of Mormon and prophecy. It also deals with the Book of Mormon as fulfillment of ancient prophecy, prophecies in the Book of Mormon that have been fulfilled, are now being fulfilled, and others that have not yet been fulfilled. Furthermore, it looks at prophecies dealing with the American Indian, the United States, and the Latter-day Saints. The third part covers “prophecies and promises to individuals,” “prophecies with promise to nations and peoples,” and “prophecies in the Book of Mormon not found in any other scripture.”

Keywords: Prophecy, Study Helps
ID = [77074]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Anderson, Edward H., and Heber J. Grant. “Prophecy and History IV.” Improvement Era 28, no. 6 (1925): 582-583.
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This series of study guides contains several lessons that address the Book of Mormon and prophecy. It also deals with the Book of Mormon as fulfillment of ancient prophecy, prophecies in the Book of Mormon that have been fulfilled, are now being fulfilled, and others that have not yet been fulfilled. Furthermore, it looks at prophecies dealing with the American Indian, the United States, and the Latter-day Saints. The fourth part covers “prophecies and promises to the American Indian,” “to the United States as a nation,” and “to the Latter-day Saints.”

Keywords: Native Americans, Prophecy, Study Helps, United States
ID = [77057]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1925-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Anderson, Edward H., and Joseph F. Smith. “Translation of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 6, no. 2 (1902): 153.
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A short paragraph answering the question: “Into what languages has the Book of Mormon been translated and printed?”

Keywords: Foreign Language Translation
ID = [76764]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1902-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era,smith-joseph-f.  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Anderson, Edward Henry. A Brief History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: From the Birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith to the Present Time. Salt Lake City: Geo. Q. Cannon & Sons, 1893.
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Gives an account of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Joseph Smith’s mission was to translate the Book of Mormon and to re- establish the Lord’s church upon the earth. Moroni’s visits prepared the young prophet and, in time, the work of translation began, culminating in the organization of the Church.

ID = [77393]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1893-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Anderson, Einar. History and Beliefs of Mormonism. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1981.
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Presents a brief discussion regarding the translation of the Book of Mormon in chapter seven. Although LDS church authorities argue for the correctness of the translation, Anderson points out 25 changes made in the Book of Mormon text since its original publication in 1830.

ID = [77856]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Anderson, Einar. Inside Story of Mormonism. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 1973.
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A polemical book on Mormonism, wherein the author claims that Joseph Smith used the Spaulding manuscript as a primary source for the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77896]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1973-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Anderson, Ernel Leroy. Four Oil Paintings Illustrating Book of Mormon Events. M.A. Thesis, Brigham Young University, 1962.
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A Masters of Arts thesis that presents the process of producing the paintings of “Coriantumr resting upon his sword before slaying Shiz” (Ether 15:30), “An angel of the Lord appearing before Laman and Lemuel” (1 Nephi 3:28), “The Vision of Alma the Younger and the sons of Mosiah” (Mosiah 27:11), and “Christ calling Nephi from among the multitude” (3 Nephi 11:18).

ID = [77799]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Anderson, Gary N. Mormonism and the Temple: Examining An Ancient Religious Tradition. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2019.
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Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition contains the proceedings of the Academy for Temple Studies conference held under the same title on the campus of Utah State University on 29 October 2012, and includes the following presentations: • Restoring Solomon’s Temple by Margaret Barker • Chapel, Church, Temple, Cathedral: Lost Parallels in Mormon and Catholic Worship by Laurence Paul Hemming • Questions and Answers with Margaret Barker and Laurence Hemming • The Temple, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Gospel of Matthew by John W. Welch • A Divine Mother in the Book of Mormon? by Daniel C. Peterson • Temples—Bridges of Eternity by LeGrande Davies • The Temple, the Book of Revelation, and Joseph Smith by John L. Fowles

ID = [75305]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,temples  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 17:25:27
Anderson, George Kumler. The Legend of the Wandering Jew. Providence: Brown University Press, 1965.
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While examining the legends concerning the wandering Jew, the author considers tales surrounding the Three Nephites. He provides a brief history of the Book of Mormon and then explains some of the general characteristics of the reported sightings of the Three Nephites.

ID = [78542]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1965-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Anderson, Henry. The First Americans: A Pictorial Version of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1947.
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A cartoon-style story of the Book of Mormon for children.

ID = [78482]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1947-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Anderson, Jack. “I have heard that Mormons are strong family people. What do you do to keep your families together, especially in this time of high divorce rates and other family problems?” Ensign, August 1974.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [42350]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1974-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2059  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:21
Anderson, Jack Northman. “Take It from a Famous Explorer.” Improvement Era 47, no. 2 (1944): 82, 118-120.
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This article presents archaeological evidence of the Book of Mormon. It introduces the similarities between the religion of the Incas and Christianity, and a possible connection between the ancient Sumerians and the inhabitants of Ancient America.

Keywords: Ancient America – South America, Ancient Near East, Archaeology, External Evidence, Native Americans – Incas, Religion, Sumerian, Transoceanic Contact
ID = [77061]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1944-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Anderson, James H. “The Book of III Nephi.” Young Woman’s Journal 35 (January 1924): 11-16.
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Discusses highlights in 3 Nephi regarding the birth of Jesus and his appearance to the Nephites. Shows historical instances outside of 3 Nephi that deal with thick darkness.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [80277]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Anderson, James H. “The Book of III Nephi.” Improvement Era 27, no. 3 (1924): 193-199.
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This article states that the teachings in the New Testament Gospels and 3 Nephi are harmonious, and events recorded in the New Testament have found some historical parallels with events listed in the Book of Mormon. Further, the great earthquakes and other upheavals of recent decades are comparable to the three days of darkness in America during the time of Jesus’ crucifixion.

Keywords: 3 Nephi, Earthquake, Intertextuality, Natural Disasters, New Testament, Sermon at the Temple, Sermon on the Mount
ID = [76933]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1924-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Anderson, James H. “Book of Mormon A Record of the Stick of Ephraim.” Salt Lake City: n.p., July 1929.
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In this 10-page typescript treatise, Anderson argues that the sticks of Judah and Ephraim mentioned in Ezekiel 37:16-17 do not refer to the uniting of the Bible and the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77583]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1929-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Anderson, James H. “Explanation For the Scriptural Word ‘Stick’” Deseret News (20 February 1932): 6.
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The use of the term “stick” in Ezekiel 37 does not refer to books as some have suggested, but it has reference to nations, i.e., the stick of Judah is the Jewish nation and the stick of Ephraim is the Ephraimite nation.

ID = [79434]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1932-02-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Anderson, James H. “Fulfillment of Book of Mormon Prophecies.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 91, no. 36 (5 September 1929): 561-67.
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The Book of Mormon accepts the Bible to be a true record. Christ’s teachings are similar in both because he visited America. Among the future events named in the Book of Mormon are the gathering of Israel, the awakening of Mexican Indians, and the removal of the “scales of Darkness” from the eyes of the Indians.

ID = [81417]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1929-09-05  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Anderson, Kenneth W. “‘The Knowledge Hid Up Because of Unbelief’” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 31–44. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Eternal Life
RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
ID = [36710]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 33348  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:58
Anderson, Kenneth W. “The Twelve: A Light unto This People.” In The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9–30, This Is My Gospel, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
RSC Topics > T — Z > Unity
ID = [36742]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 19535  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:58
Anderson, Kenneth W. “What Parents Should Teach Their Children from the Book of Mosiah.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 23–36. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
RSC Topics > T — Z > Teaching the Gospel
RSC Topics > T — Z > Testimony
ID = [36829]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 26883  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Anderson, Lavina Fielding. “From a Book of Mormon Notebook.” Ensign, August 1978.
ID = [44179]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:36
Anderson, Lavina Fielding. “Paul R. Cheesman, ed., assisted by S. Kent Brown and Charles D. Tate, Jr., The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): Article 6.
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Review of The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture (1988), edited by Paul R. Cheesman and assisted by S. Kent Brown and Charles D. Tate Jr.

ID = [45]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 5744  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Anderson, Lavina Fielding. “Review of An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon, by John L. Sorenson.” Dialogue 21 (Spring 1988): 174-76.
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Book review.

ID = [80069]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1988-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Anderson, Lawrence O. “Joseph Smith: A Student of American Antiquities.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter (30 January 1963): 1-7.
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Joseph Smith had a deep interest in archaeological discoveries and antiquities of ancient America as can be seen from his writings, sermons, and personal conversations. He seemed to show particular interest in the discoveries in Central America as proof of Nephite and Lamanite existence. The ruined city of Quirigua he believed was the same as the city of Zarahemla.

ID = [79651]  Status = Type = newsletter article  Date = 1963-01-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Anderson, Lynn Matthews. “Delighting in Plainness: Issues Surrounding a Simple Modern English Book of Mormon.” Sunstone 16 (March 1993): 20—29.
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Discussion by the author of his motives and methods in preparing an “Easy to Read” version of the Book of Mormon. Includes examples of verses paraphrased in simple, modern English “meant to bridge the gap between children’s materials and the authorized version” for functionally illiterate adults and children.

ID = [79358]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Anderson, Richard. The Bible and Mormonism. Grand Rapids, MI: Faith, Prayer & Tract League, n.d.
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An evangelical pamphlet opposing Mormon beliefs in respect to the Bible. The Bible is changeless, inerrant, and sufficient. God would not allow it to be corrupted as Mormons believe. Ezekiel 37:15-20 refers to the gathering of Israel, not the Book of Mormon. The Three Witnesses denied their testimonies and cannot be trusted.

ID = [78336]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Alvin Smith Story: Fact and Fiction.” Ensign, August 1987.
ID = [48227]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 67248  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:37
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Attempts to Redefine the Experience of the Eight Witnesses.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 1 (2005): 18-31, 125-127.
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Skeptics have misused some historical sources as they attempt to reverse the Eight Witnesses’ statements about their physical contact with the Book of Mormon plates. The Eight Witnesses speak of viewing the plates themselves with unobstructed vision. They left 10 specific statements of handling the plates. This article provides an overview of the statements and experiences of the Eight Witnesses and the arguments of their critics, both then and now. Their unequivocal testimonies resist revisionists’ attempts to portray their experience as mere illusion or deception.

Keywords: Early Church History; Eight Witnesses; Gold Plates
ID = [3155]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 73196  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Book of Mormon Witnesses.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Early Church History, Eight Witnesses, Three Witnesses, Translation
ID = [74284]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 8969  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:33
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Book of Mormon Witnesses.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Richard Anderson gives an overview of the secular and divine functions of witnesses and refers to the anticipation surrounding the revelatory calling of witnesses to view the plates. He describes the circumstances of their calling, details aspects of their lives, comments on their character traits, and answers several typical questions of skeptics. Anderson emphasizes that these witnesses were true to their testimonies.

Keywords: Church History; Book of Mormon Witnesses
ID = [8571]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:57
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “‘By the Gift and Power of God’” Ensign, September 1977.
ID = [43807]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 28690  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:34
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Certainty of the Skeptical Witness.” Improvement Era 72, no. 3 (1969): 62-64, 66-67.
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This article discusses Martin Harris, a witness of the validity of the existence of the gold plates, stood firm in his testimony of the Book of Mormon and gave his report to all who would listen.

Keywords: Harris, Martin, Three Witnesses, Witnesses of the Restoration
ID = [76770]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Certainty of the Skeptical Witnesses.” Improvement Era 72, no. 3 (1969): 62-67.
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Martin Harris, a witness of the validity of the existence of the gold plates, stood firm in his testimony of the Book of Mormon and gave his report to all who would listen.

Keywords: Early Church History, Harris, Martin, Testimony, Three Witnesses, Translation
ID = [76771]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Confirming Records of Moroni’s Coming.” Improvement Era 72, no. 9 (1969): 4-8.
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This article presents an analysis of the five published accounts of Moroni’s visits with Joseph Smith on the night of September 21-22, 1823. These accounts were dictated to secretaries with known record-keeping skills. The article carefully examines eight elements of the vision to create a composite description.

Keywords: Angel Moroni, Restoration, Vision
ID = [76743]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1970-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Cowdery, Oliver.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Early Church History, Restoration, Three Witnesses, Translation
ID = [74383]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 17822  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:34
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Credibility of the Book of Mormon Translators.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, ed. Noel B. Reynolds, 213–37. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1982.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > T — Z > Testimony
ID = [37108]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 53857  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:02
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “David Whitmer, The Independent Missouri Businessman.” Improvement Era 72, no. 4 (1969): 74-76, 78-81.
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Fifty years of the non-Mormon life of David Whitmer, one of the witnesses of the Book of Mormon, is discussed and his character explored.

Keywords: Early Church History, Testimony, Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David
ID = [76850]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Did Oliver Cowdery, one of the three special Book of Mormon witnesses, express doubt about his testimony?” Ensign, April 1987.
ID = [48038]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13870  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:35
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Explaining Away the Book of Mormon Witnesses.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Keywords: Cowdery; David; Early Church History; Eight Witnesses; Harris; John; Joseph; Jr.; Martin; Oliver; Smith; Testimony; Three Witnesses; Whitmer; Whitmer; Witnesses
ID = [32396]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 47022  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Five Who Handled the Plates.” Improvement Era 72, no. 7 (1969): 38-47.
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A review of five of the Eight Witnesses who handled the golden plates—the four Whitmer brothers and Hiram Page. The testimony of the five witnesses never failed. “In fellowship or alienation, youth or age, persecution, poverty or affluence, four Whitmer brothers and Hiram Page never altered their plain testimony that they handled the original metal record of the Book of Mormon.”

Keywords: Eight Witnesses, Gold Plates, Testimony, Whitmer, John
ID = [76887]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Foreword to the 1967 Edition.” In Since Cumorah: The Book of Mormon in the Modern World, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. 7, 2nd ed. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.
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A hundred years ago, the Book of Mormon was regarded by the scholarly world as an odd text that simply did not fit their understanding of the ancient world. Since that time, however, numerous ancient records have come to light, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi texts. These discoveries have forced scholars to change their views of history, and they place the Book of Mormon in a new light as well. That is why respected Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley wrote Since Cumorah, a brilliant literary, theological, and historical evaluation of the Book of Mormon as an ancient book.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Book of Mormon
ID = [2063]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1988-01-02  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:46
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Gold Plates and Printer’s Ink.” Ensign, September 1976.
ID = [43345]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1976-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 26098  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:30
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Imitation Gospels and Christ’s Book of Mormon Ministry.” In Apocryphal Writings and the Latter-day Saints, ed. C. Wilfred Griggs, 53–107. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1986.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Resurrection
ID = [37006]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 119753  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:01
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Impact of the First Preaching in Ohio.” Brigham Young University Studies 11, no. 4 (1971): 474-496.
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Specific plans to preach the restored gospel in the west matured during the second conference after Church organization, held late September, 1830. The missionary theme was prominent during the three-day duration of this conference. The official minutes summarize what was probably the first missionary farewell in LDS history: “Singing and prayer in behalf of Brother Oliver Cowdery and Peter Whitmer, Jr., who were previously appointed to go to the Lamanites.” The Ohio labors of Oliver Cowdery, Parley P. Pratt, and their companions doubled the membership of the Church and created a solid nucleus for rapid growth and a secure, if temporary, gathering location. One must assess the impact of these four men in four weeks with a certain awe.

Keywords: Cowdery; Early Church History; Mission to the Lamanites; Missionary Work; Oliver; Parley P.; Pratt; Rigdon; Sidney
ID = [9606]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1971-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 744  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:04
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1980.
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An investigative historical summary of each of the Three Witnesses, Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, Martin Harris, and the Eight Witnesses. Provides a rebuttal to various arguments against the personal character of the witnesses. This work is reviewed in L.131, R.496, and in S.142.

ID = [77907]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Mark D. Thomas, ‘A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language,’ pp. 53-80.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 379-417.
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Review of “A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language” (1993), by Mark D. Thomas.

Keywords: Criticism; Rhetoric; Sacrament
ID = [174]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 95716  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Martin Harris, The Honorable New York Farmer.” Improvement Era 72, no. 2 (1969): 18-21.
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The character of Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, is examined. The author examines accounts of the associates of Martin Harris in the three decades he lived in Palmyra, New York.

Keywords: Early Church History, Harris, Martin, Testimony, Three Witnesses
ID = [77120]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Mature Joseph Smith and Treasure Searching.” Brigham Young University Studies 24, no. 4 (1984): 489.
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The past year intensified the study of the Prophet’s early life because of the release of two “treasure letters” seeming to illuminate the pre-Book of Mormon period. The questionable letter of Joseph Smith to Josiah Stowell in 1825 has a “clever spirit” guarding a treasure hoard. The questionable 1830 letter from Martin Harris to William W. Phelps claims that Joseph spoke of a salamander and “old spirit” at the hill in 1827, though Joseph’s real experience could be obscured by such a singular secondhand report. Publicity on these documents has stimulated research and reevaluation, some of it asserting a lifelong interest of the Prophet in paranormal discovery of riches. This paper examines the basis of such claims after 1827 and finds them wanting. Editor’s Note: The online version of this article was revised after it became public knowledge that the 1830 Martin Harris letter referred to in the article was a Mark Hofmann forgery.

Keywords: Early Church History; Folk Magic; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Treasure Seeking
ID = [8983]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-01-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 946  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:00
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Most Interviewed Witness.” Improvement Era 72, no. 5 (1969): 76-83.
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David Whitmer represents “the last surviving witness” of the Book of Mormon plates. This article presents a number of interviews with Whitmer by various figures who interrogated him at times throughout his life.

Keywords: Early Church History, Testimony, Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David
ID = [76862]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Most Interviewed Witness.” Improvement Era 72, no. 5 (1969): 76-83.
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This article shows that David Whitmer represents “the last surviving witness” of the Book of Mormon plates. This article presents a number of interviews with Whitmer by various figures who interrogated him at times throughout his life.

Keywords: Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David, Witnesses of the Restoration
ID = [76863]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-05-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Oliver Cowdery’s Non-Mormon Reputation.” Improvement Era 71, no. 8 (August 1968): 18-26.
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Review of Oliver Cowdery’s life and accomplishments in the years following his excommunication until his death. Deals specifically with his reputation among associates.

ID = [81292]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-08-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Oliver Cowdery’s Voice in Modem Scripture: Priesthood Restoration, Book of Mormon, and Articles of Faith.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, June 7, 1997. This is a transcript of an address given 7 June 1997 at the Ancient Scriptures and the Restoration conference cosponsored by FARMS and the Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History.
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Oliver Cowdery’s records border on scripture. His supplementary testimonies are of the same eyewitness quality as the Joseph Smith references that have entered the standard works. Much of Cowdery’s thinking and writing was modified and polished to a scriptural level by Joseph Smith.

Keywords: Church History; Book of Mormon Witnesses
ID = [8573]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-06-07  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:57
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Personal Writings of the Book of Mormon Witnesses.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 39-60. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.
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Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver; Eight Witnesses; Harris, Martin; Page, Hiram; Smith, Hyrum; Three Witnesses; Whitmer, David; Whitmer, John
ID = [75465]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Probing the Lives of Christ and Joseph Smith.” FARMS Review 21, no. 2 (2009): 1-29.
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This Annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture was given at Brigham Young University on 20 March 2009. Anderson respects both the Savior, Jesus Christ, and Joseph Smith, seer and revelator. He lays a foundation for the four Gospels and their historical authenticity. He notes the abundance of materials available about Joseph Smith and details his First Vision, the accounts of the Book of Mormon witnesses, sacred influences in Joseph’s life, and the significance of the events at Carthage.

Keywords: Eight Witnesses; First Vision; Jesus Christ; Joseph; Jr.; Prophet; Smith; Three Witnesses
ID = [634]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 68832  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Religious Validity: The Sacrament Covenant in Third Nephi.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John M. Lundquist, 1-51. Vol. 2. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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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.
A study of how history is typically written and the similarities with how the Book of Mormon is written.

Keywords: Covenant; Ordinance; Sacrament
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Book of Mormon
ID = [2352]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:48
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Scribe as a Witness.” Improvement Era 72, no. 1 (1969): 53-59.
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This article gives an in-depth review of sources regarding Oliver Cowdery’s testimony of the Book of Mormon. Gives details of the translation of the Book of Mormon and the disaffection and rebaptism of Cowdery.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation, Cowdery, Oliver, Three Witnesses, Witnesses of the Restoration
ID = [76754]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Second Witness of Priesthood Restoration.” Improvement Era 71, no. 9 (1968): 15-16, 18, 20-22, 24.
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This article says that in addition to Oliver Cowdery’s testimony of the Book of Mormon, his testimony of the restoration of the two priesthoods is of great value. As newly-appointed editor of the Church newspaper he wrote an account in installments of the translation of the Book of Mormon. As a part of this series he told of John the Baptist’s visit to restore the Aaronic priesthood.

Keywords: Aaronic Priesthood, Cowdery, Oliver, Melchizedek Priesthood, Priesthood Power, Priesthood Restoration, Witnesses of the Restoration
ID = [76747]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Smiths Who Handled the Plates.” Improvement Era 72, no. 8 (1969): 28-32.
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This article presents many of the Smiths that were witnesses of the gold plates, including Emma Smith, Lucy Mack Smith, William Smith, Joseph Smith, Sr., Hyrum Smith, and Samuel Harrison Smith.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Gold Plates, Other Witnesses, Smith, Emma Hale, Smith, Hyrum, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Smith, Joseph, Sr., Smith, Lucy Mack, Smith, Samuel Harrison, Smith, William, Witnesses
ID = [76736]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. Testimonies of the Three Witnesses. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon, witnesses
ID = [81462]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Credibility of the Book of Mormon Translators.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, edited by Reynolds, Noel B. Reprint Edition. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996.
ID = [81805]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:16
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Trustworthiness of Young Joseph Smith.” Improvement Era 73, no. 10 (1970): 82-89.
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Keywords: Angel Moroni, Early Church History, Smith, Joseph, Jr., Smith, Lucy Mack, Smith, William, Vision
ID = [76879]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1970-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Whitmers: A Family That Nourished the Church.” Ensign, August 1979.
ID = [44615]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1979-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 29173  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:40
Anderson, Robert D. “The Conquest of Humiliation: A Psychobiographical Inquiry into the Book of Mormon--Characters and Chronology.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 33, no. 1 (Spring, 2013): 154-169.
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The article outlines how and why the origins of the Book of Mormon once lay within the cerebral neocortex of its author, Joseph Smith, Jr., as it relates to the people and events that were a part of his life. It is said that psychobiography started with Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud’s attempt to analyze Italian scientist and artist Leonardo da Vinci in 1910. The explanation for complex behaviors in the history of Smith is that they were the result of supernatural commandments to him. It is noted that Smith claimed to supernaturally translate ancient Egyptian.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Smith, Joseph, Jr., psychohistory; Smith, Joseph, Jr., family life; Book of Mormon, authorship; Smith, Joseph, Jr., leg operation; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [82001]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Anderson, Robert D. Inside the Mind of Joseph Smith: Psychobiography and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 1999.
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Author argues that Joseph Smith, knowingly and unknowingly, injected his own personality, conflicts and solutions into the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr., psychohistory; Smith, Joseph, Jr., biographies; Book of Mormon, authorship
ID = [81463]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Anderson, Robert D. “Toward the Naturalistic Roots of The Book of Mormon: The Solomon Spalding Manuscript, William H. Whitsitt, The Book of Ether, and Psychological Considerations.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 28 (2008): 211-238.
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Robert D. Anderson reviews events concerning Solomon Spaulding and his manuscript writings, which some have claimed is the basis for the Book of Mormon. He discusses the writings of William Whitsitt, who thought Sydney Rigdon was the real author of the Book of Mormon. Anderson spotlights similarities between the Book of Ether and the Book of Mormon. Anderson lists reasons for and against supporting the Spaulding theory of Book of Mormon authorship. The final sections of this article concern Joseph Smith’s psychological state relative to Book of Mormon authorship. Anderson concludes that “to believe that one is “special” in receiving knowledge that trumps historical documentation or scientific discoveries requires more than a slight elevation of self-importance and self-deception, and throughout past and present history has created mischief beyond comprehension.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon, authorship, Spaulding theory
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [81995]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Anderson, Rodger I. Joseph Smith’s New York Reputation Reexamined. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1990.
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In an effort to discount the Book of Mormon, Philastus Hurlbut collected over eighty signatures of those who knew the bad character of Joseph Smith and his family (affidavits contained in the appendix). Author examines Hugh Nibley’s Myth Makers and finds misrepresentations and failure to consider vital sources. Considers Richard L. Anderson’s “Joseph Smith’s New York Reputation Reappraised,” finding it also to fall short. This author finds that the allegations against Joseph Smith are true since the testimonies of many New York citizens have not been discredited.

ID = [77948]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Anderson, Ronald D. “Leitworter in Helaman and 3 Nephi.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According To Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [36810]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 17456  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Anderson, Scott. Mormonism: By An Ex-Mormon Elder. Liverpool: Author, 1885.
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A polemical tract on Mormonism, written by a former Mormon who claims that the Book of Mormon is full of mistakes and modernisms, and that it plagiarizes the Bible.

ID = [78074]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1885-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Anderson, Tory. “Working Hard, Working Together.” Ensign, February 2012.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [59574]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2012-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3479  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:42
Anderson, William F. The Book of Mormon, What Is It?. Independence, MO: Church of Christ, 1954.
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A tract providing an overview of the contents of the Book of Mormon. Discusses biblical verses that make reference to the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78412]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1954-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Andreasen, Juel. “Descendant of Viking Now 91 Demonstrates Feasibility of Story Told in Book of Mormon.” Deseret News Church Section (6 February 1932): 3.
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A seaman creates a model of a Jaredite barge and explains its different parts.

ID = [79361]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1932-02-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Andrews, J. C. “A Vision and Dream.” Provo, UT: n.p., n.d.
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A tract that compares a dream experienced by Joseph Smith, Sr., with Lehi’s vision of the tree of life.

ID = [77469]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Andrus, Hyrum L. God, Man, and the Universe. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1968.
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Chapters two through four relate the history of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Contains excerpts from Joseph Smith’s History of the Church, History of Wayne County, Lucy Mack Smith and various other historical sources.

ID = [77821]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Anonymous. “Hugh Nibley: If He’s Got It All Together, Why Does He Stand All Alone?” BYU Today, May 1974, 12–13.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley
ID = [728]  Status = Type = other article  Date = 1974-05-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:34
Anonymous. “Review of Since Cumorah.” The Olive Leaf. See Hugh Nibley Collection or the Boyd Jay Petersen Collection box 22, folder 5.
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This is in a campus newspaper.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Book of Mormon
ID = [1903]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:44
Anstadt, P. “Mormonism, Its History, Doctrines, Strength, Methods and Aims.” Lutheran Quarterly 30 (April 1900): 228-43.
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Presents a brief history of Mormonism. Accepts the Spaulding theory for the origin of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79830]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1900-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Anthony, R. J. “Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 31 (28 June 1884): 416-18.
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Explains why the Book of Mormon is necessary in the latter days and gives biblical evidence of its divinity. Discusses the return of the Jews to Israel and specifically refutes the Spaulding theory, saying that “if [Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon] were thieves, I claim God was in the conspiracy”

ID = [79113]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1884-06-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Anway, Joseph H., and Carol Anway. Adventures in a New Land: An Overview of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1987.
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A Book of Mormon study guide consisting of thirty-four lessons. Also includes author’s interpretations of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77484]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Anway, Joseph H., and Carol Anway. Adventures in a New Land: An Overview of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1987.
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A Book of Mormon study guide consisting of thirty-four lessons. Also includes author’s interpretations of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77484]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Arbaugh, George Bartholomew. Gods, Sex, and Saints: The Mormon Story. Rock Island, IL: Augustana Press, 1957.
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A polemical tract dealing with the doctrines of Mormonism. Claims that the Book of Mormon borrows much of its material from the Bible, lists anachronistic parallels between New Testament and Book of Mormon, claims the Book of Mormon incorrectly uses Isaiah quotes from the King James version of the Bible. Argues that Mormon scriptures and teachings frequently contradict each other.

ID = [77824]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1957-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Archambault, Hubert J. “America or the Precious Things of Heaven.” Pamphlet. Rock Island, IL: n.p., n.d.
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The author encourages people to accept the Book of Mormon yet reject the LDS church because the devil has used the uninspired Pearl of Great Price and Doctrine and Covenants to dilute the message of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77489]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Archambault, Hubert J. “The Book of Mormon and the Bible, Discourses Series VI.” Rock Island, IL: n.p., 1970.
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A tract claiming that the edition changes of the Book of Mormon have not damaged its message. Similarly, the biblical text experienced a number of changes.

ID = [78360]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Archambault, Hubert J. The Devil a Fallen Angel from Heaven. Rock Island, IL: Archambault, n.d.
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A 31-page doctrinal tract arguing that Satan fell from heaven and that Satan “hates the Book of Mormon” Author claims that Joseph Smith was a false prophet and that the LDS church is false.

ID = [78467]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Archambault, Hubert J. “The Great Value of the Book of Mormon, Discourses Series V.” Rock Island, IL: n.p., n.d.
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A 27-page tract arguing for the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon but against the Mormon church, polygamy, and baptism for the dead. Claims Satan inspired the term “Mormon church” to link the LDS church with the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78511]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Archambault, Hubert J. “The Truth About the Book of Mormon.” Rock Island, IL: n.p., 1970?.
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A pamphlet outlining positive aspects of the Book of Mormon, directed to individuals who do not believe its teachings.

ID = [78682]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Archambault, Hubert J. “The Unrecognized and the Rejected Truth.” Rock Island, IL: n.p., n.d.
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An 8-page tract that claims that the Mormon Church is false because it does not follow the teachings of the Book of Mormon. Encourages readers to pray and find out the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon for themselves.

ID = [78687]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Archer, John B., John L. Hilton, and G. Bruce Schaalje. “Comparative Power of Three Author-Attribution Techniques for Differentiating Authors.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6 no. 1 (1997).
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Over the last twenty years, various objective author-attribution techniques have been applied to the English Book of Mormon in order to shed light on the question of multiple authorship of Book of Mormon texts. Two methods, one based on rates of use of noncontextual words and one based on word-pattern ratios, measure patterns consistent with multiple authorship in the Book of Mormon. Another method, based on vocabulary-richness measures, suggests that only one author is involved. These apparently contradictory results are reconciled by showing that for texts of known authorship, the method based on vocabulary-richness measures is not as powerful in discerning differences among authors as are the other methods, especially for works translated into English by a single translator.

ID = [2946]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 31931  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Brinley, Douglas E., Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald, eds. Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
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A symposium titled “The Gospel: The Foundation for a Professional Career Symposium” was held on Brigham Young University campus in March 2007. It was cosponsored by Religious Education and the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. The purpose of the symposium was to emphasize how important it is for graduates of BYU to live the highest standards of morality and integrity as they leave campus and assume residency and employment in the world community. It was an opportunity to make principles taught by the Latter-day Saint faith find practical application in the lives of graduates. This volume contains the presentations from this symposium. “We live in most interesting times. Scandals in society and infamous episodes in the lives of respected leaders force us to ask hard questions about what matters in people’s lives. We must explore the difficult issue of whether leaders’ private morality is in any way related to their capacity to make responsible and moral judgments in our behalf.”—Robert L. Millet “Both by doctrine and by covenant, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are compelled to be men and women of character, honesty, and integrity in their personal and professional lives. As students attend Brigham Young University, graduate, and move out into the community and various chosen careers, they have an obligation to maintain the highest standards of integrity. In the workplace, whether they are employees or employers, they must be immune to improper incentives, social and corporate pressures, and shortcuts designed to enhance balance sheets at the expense of integrity and sound, acceptable business practices. “Integrity is a matter of behavior, sound thinking, and an attitude that honesty is essential to good business and engineering practices. Adherence to a code of professional integrity has its foundations in the doctrines of the Restoration, particularly the knowledge that we are all sons and daughters of God and face eventual accountability for our words, works, and thoughts (see Alma 12:14). Church membership compels Latter-day Saints to be trustworthy and immune from political, financial, or personal corruption in a world where such traits are fast losing ground to economic expediency and personal greed.”—The Editors ISBN 978-0-8425-2686-9

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [33302]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 15  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:49

Articles

Scott, Richard G. “Living the Gospel.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Living the Gospel
ID = [35688]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 31326  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Parkinson, Alan R. “Ethics in Engineering and Technology.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35689]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17364  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Ball, Terry B. “Faithful Science.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Education
RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > L — P > Lifelong Learning
RSC Topics > T — Z > Testimony
ID = [35690]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 26852  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Millet, Robert L. “The Prophets and the Restoration of Integrity.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Honesty
RSC Topics > L — P > Prophets
ID = [35691]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 38888  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Husein, Firoz. “Integrity and Honesty.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Honesty
ID = [35692]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 12452  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Benzley, Stephen E. “Embracing Gospel Principles to Confront Major Global Moral Issues.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35693]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Brinley, Douglas E. “Latter-day Saint.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35694]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 25419  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Brooks, Kent R. “Desires, Character, and Principle-Based Decision Making.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35695]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28401  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Dorius, Guy L. “Integrity.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Honesty
ID = [35696]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 23428  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Hawks, Val. “A Pattern of Integrity.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
RSC Topics > L — P > Obedience
ID = [35697]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28469  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Judd, Daniel K. “Success and the Second Mile.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Adversity
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > L — P > Personal Revelation
ID = [35698]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 25722  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Peery, Mary. “Integrity in Leadership.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Honesty
ID = [35699]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 16405  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Richardson, Matthew O. “Losing the Sacred Perspective.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
ID = [35700]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28888  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Terry, Ronald E. “Becoming One with Christ.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > G — K > Grace
RSC Topics > G — K > Happiness
ID = [35701]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 47250  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:50
Winder, Daniel R. “Incorporating Character Education into a BYU Engineering Department.” In Moral Foundations: Standing Firm in a World of Shifting Values, eds. Douglas E. Brinley, Perry W. Carter, and James K. Archibald. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
RSC Topics > D — F > Education
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
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Clark, John E., Wade Ardern, and Matthew P. Roper. “Debating the Foundations of Mormonism: The Book of Mormon and Archaeology.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
ID = [32414]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 48981  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
Hartshorn, Leon R., and Chris Bergstrom Armstrong. Commentary on the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1966.
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A verse- by-verse doctrinal commentary on the Book of Mormon. The commentator’s sources include histories, archaeological findings, personal religious beliefs, and other sources.

ID = [77701]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1966-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Arnett, Josh. “Could I Share a Book of Mormon?” Ensign, December 2013.
ID = [60400]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2013-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 1214  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:34
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Enos.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Enos, the son of Jacob, grandson of Lehi, recorded his own touching testimony and the promises that the Lord made to him concerning the Nephite records and his Nephite and Lamanite brothers. His mighty efforts to pray brought him a remission of his own sins.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
ID = [80906]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Jarom.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Jarom was written by Jarom, son of Enos, who excuses his brevity by calling attention to limited space and lack of new doctrine.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
ID = [80907]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Nyman, Monte S., Eldin Ricks, Rulon D. Eames, Terry B. Ball, Clyde J. Williams, Marilyn Arnold, Alan Goff, Cheryl Brown et al. “Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Additional Authors: Paul R. Cheesman, Charles Randall Paul, Rex C. Reeve, Morgan W. Tanner, and S. Michael Wilcox.

Keywords: 1 Nephi (Book), 2 Nephi (Book), 3 Nephi (Book), 4 Nephi (Book), Alma (Book), Book of Mormon, Enos (Book), Ether (Book of), Helaman (Book), Jacob (Book), Jarom (Book), Mormon (Book), Moroni (Book), Mosiah (Book), Omni (Book), Prophecy, Words of Mormon
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Words of Mormon
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 4 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [74263]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 80123  Children: 16  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:33

Articles

Ricks, Eldin. “Title Page from the Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:144. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Summarizes the book of 1 Nephi and provides a map of the Arabian Peninsula that traces the possible route of Lehi.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [80902]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Eames, Rulon D. “First Book of Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:144-45. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Summarizes the book of 1 Nephi and provides a map of the Arabian Peninsula that traces the possible route of Lehi.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [80903]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Ball, Terry B. “Second Book of Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:146-47. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1992.
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Provides a summary description of 2 Nephi in sections: Lehi’s admonitions and testament to his posterity before his death (1:1-4:11); Lehi pronounces blessings on all his children and Nephi writes a small historical segment (4:12-5:34); a sermon by Jacob (chapters 6-10), and a lengthy written discourse from Nephi (chapters 11-33) in which he quotes large portions of Isaiah.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [80904]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Williams, Clyde J. “Book of Jacob.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:147-48. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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A description of the book of Jacob, its organization and content. It seems to have three parts: a discourse by Jacob at the temple calling his people to repentance; prophecies of the Atonement of Christ, his rejection by the Jews, and the scattering and gathering of Israel; and the confrontation with the anti-christ, Sherem.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [80905]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Enos.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Enos, the son of Jacob, grandson of Lehi, recorded his own touching testimony and the promises that the Lord made to him concerning the Nephite records and his Nephite and Lamanite brothers. His mighty efforts to pray brought him a remission of his own sins.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
ID = [80906]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Jarom.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Jarom was written by Jarom, son of Enos, who excuses his brevity by calling attention to limited space and lack of new doctrine.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
ID = [80907]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Omni.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Omni records the brief writings of several authors, Omni, Amaron, Chemish, Abinadom, and Amaleki, who were not spiritual leaders, but were descendants of Jacob.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
ID = [80908]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Ricks, Eldin. “The Words of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:149. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Describes the date and purpose of the book entitled the Words of Mormon.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Words of Mormon
ID = [80909]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Goff, Alan. “Book of Mosiah.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:149. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Mosiah records events from 200 B.C. to 91 B.C. and is chronologically complex. It is filled with rich religious symbolism and significant political events. The text includes King Benjamin’s address, the records of Zeniff, Alma the Elder, and Mosiah, and the first reference to the Jaredites. Its underlying theme emphasizes deliverance from physical and/or spiritual bondage.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80910]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Brown, Cheryl. “Book of Alma.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:150-52. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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An overall view of the longest book in the Book of Mormon, the book of Alma, which covers thirty-nine years of Nephite history (91-52 B.C.). The theme of the entire book is that the pure testimony of Christ is mightier than politics or the sword in establishing peace and goodness.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80911]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Cheesman, Paul R. “Book of Helaman.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:152-53. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The book of Helaman records the period preceding the birth of the Savior. It was written by Helaman and was abridged by Mormon who inserts his own commentary. The most prominent person in the book is Nephi2. Also included are prophecies and teachings of Samuel the Lamanite and the rise of the Gadianton robbers.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
ID = [80912]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Paul, Charles Randall. “Third Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:153-55. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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A synopsis of the book of 3 Nephi in the Book of Mormon. This book is the climax in Nephite history. It focuses on three advents of Jesus: his birth, his resurrection and appearance to the Nephites, and his Second Coming.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [80913]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “Fourth Nephi.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:155-56. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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4 Nephi narrates four generations of peace, a time when there could not have been a happier people (4 Nephi 1:16). It also foreshadows the later destruction of the Nephites following their gradual rejection of the gospel.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 4 Nephi
ID = [80914]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. “Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:156. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Gives a synopsis of the book of Mormon, written by the prophet Mormon, who describes the fall of the Nephites and includes his final plea to future generations.

ID = [80915]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Tanner, Morgan W. “Book of Ether.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:156-57. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The book of Ether is an edited version of the twenty-four gold plates found by Limhi and translated by Mosiah. Its themes include secret combinations, the importance of following prophets, and wickedness brings destruction. It teaches of Christ’s premortal spirit body, that Three Witnesses would testify of the Book of Mormon, and that a New Jerusalem will be built in the western hemisphere.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [80916]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Wilcox, S. Michael. “Book of Moroni.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:157-58. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Explains the contents and organization of the book of Moroni. Discusses the loosely related but important items that Moroni brought together including ordinances, Mormon’s sermons and letters, Moroni’s exhortation and farewell including his final testimony of Jesus Christ.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [80917]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Arnold, Marilyn. “The Book of Mormon: Passport to Discipleship.” Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Studies, 2011.
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The fifth annual Neal A. Maxwell lecture was presented by Marilyn Arnold on March 10, 2011, at Brigham Young University. Arnold (PhD, University of Wisconsin--Madison) is emeritus professor of English at Brigham Young University. She describes how her love of literary scholarship meshed with her developing views of Christian discipleship as she discovered literary richness in the Book of Mormon. The lecture was sponsored by the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Disciple; Gospel
ID = [663]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2011-03-10  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 42004  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:34
Arnold, Marilyn. “Book of Omni.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:148. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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The Book of Omni records the brief writings of several authors, Omni, Amaron, Chemish, Abinadom, and Amaleki, who were not spiritual leaders, but were descendants of Jacob.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
ID = [80908]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,eom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Arnold, Marilyn. “Hidden Ancient Records Abound.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 53-56.
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Review of The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of the Darkness unto Light” (2000), by John A. Tvedtnes

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Gold Plates; Hidden Records; Historicity
ID = [386]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 8186  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Arnold, Marilyn. “The Nephi We Tend to Forget.” Ensign, January 1978.
ID = [43936]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13137  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:35
Arnold, Marilyn. “Unlocking the Sacred Text.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 1 (1999): 48-53, 79.
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Literary analysis provides useful tools in the study of sacred texts, including the Book of Mormon. For the author, three transforming events that enhanced her study of the Book of Mormon included reading the book in earnest as a complex and masterful literary text, the entrance of the Spirit into her study of the book, and a prayerful desire to experience the great change of heart described by King Benjamin and Alma. Nephi begins his record with sincerity and honesty and serves notice that he intends to prepare a true record. The opposition between Nephi and his brothers Laman and Lemuel illustrates well Lehi’s teachings on the necessity of opposition in all things. More subtly, the reader notes a contrast between the characters and personalities of Nephi and Jacob. Jacob is portrayed as an empathetic and compassionate person who was tutored by exile and isolation.

Keywords: Conversion; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Literary Analysis; Literature; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Opposition; Scripture Study
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [2997]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 37343  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Arnold, Marilyn. “Words words words: Hugh Nibley on the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 2 (2010): 4–21.
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On 25 March 2010, in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium, Brigham Young University, Marilyn Arnold presented this lecture as part of a series honoring Hugh W. Nibley on the 100th anniversary of his birth (27 March 2010).
In this lecture commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of Hugh Nibley’s birth, Arnold paints a picture of him by discussing not only his scholarship but also his very unique, and often humorous, writing and speaking styles and his consistent jabs at academia. According to Arnold, who read everything Nibley had written on the Book of Mormon, Nibley was never more eloquent or serious than when he defended that book. Often, Arnold notes, his defenses and other writings are illuminated by literary devices, including the use of parable, epistle, and Platonic dialogue.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Book of Mormon
ID = [1649]  Status = Type = Journal Article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,nibley  Size: 63476  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:42
Arnold, Marilyn. “‘Words, Words, Words’: Hugh Nibley on the Book of Mormon.” In Hugh Nibley Observed, edited by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, and Stephen T. Whitlock, Chapter 16, pp. 299-329. Orem, UT, and Salt Lake City: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2021.
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On 25 March 2010, in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium, Brigham Young University, Marilyn Arnold presented this lecture as part of a series honoring Hugh W. Nibley on the 100th anniversary of his birth (27 March 2010).
In this lecture commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of Hugh Nibley’s birth, Arnold paints a picture of him by discussing not only his scholarship but also his very unique, and often humorous, writing and speaking styles and his consistent jabs at academia. According to Arnold, who read everything Nibley had written on the Book of Mormon, Nibley was never more eloquent or serious than when he defended that book. Often, Arnold notes, his defenses and other writings are illuminated by literary devices, including the use of parable, epistle, and Platonic dialogue.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Book of Mormon
ID = [1785]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:43
Arnoldson, A. J. “Book of Mormon Guide: With References Given so Plainly That a Child Could Understand Them.” Salt Lake City: n.p., 1931?.
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Presents an anthology of scriptural references from the Book of Mormon that pertain to the various doctrines, including the plan of redemption, baptism, law of Moses, and the coming of Christ.

ID = [77615]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1931-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Arnoldson, A. J. Book of Mormon Guide: With Surprising Latter-day Events and the Unread Word of God Brought to Light. Centerfield, UT: author, 1940.
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Consists of 42 poems concerning latter-day events that are prophesied of in the Book of Mormon. Subjects of the poetry include: opposition in all things, the Church is organized, and the Lamanites are to be a blessed people.

ID = [77616]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1940-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Arp, Nathan J. “An Analysis of Mormon’s Narrative Strategies Employed on the Zeniffite Narrative and Their Effect on Limhi.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 59 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 59 (2023): 159-190.
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Abstract: The prophet Mormon’s editorial skill brings the narrative of the Zeniffites alive with a complex tumble of viewpoints, commentary, and timelines. Mormon seems to apply similar narrative strategies as those used in the Bible in his approach to abridging the history of his people. A comparative reading of the various accounts in the Zeniffite story provides the close reader with a deep picture of Limhi, the tragic grandson of the founding king, Zeniff, and the son of the iniquitous King Noah. Noah’s wicked rule brought his people into bondage. His conflicted son Limhi’s efforts to free the people, although well meaning, often imperiled his people. Fortunately, Limhi’s proclivity for making poor judgments did not extend to his acceptance of the gospel. In fact, coexistent with the repeated errors Limhi makes in the narrative lies one of his greatest strengths, his willingness to accept correction. This is a vital characteristic necessary for the repentance required by the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is what redeemed Limhi from his comedy of errors. It is this quality that can also redeem us all. Limhi’s love for his father, in the end, did not doom him to make the same mistakes Noah did. When the messengers from God came, Limhi listened and accepted their message. Mormon’s characterization strategies described here are a credit to his art and support the hypothesis that he is an inheritor of the poetics of biblical narrative. His narrative strategies not only characterize the cast in his narrative, but also characterize him. The care Mormon took in crafting his abridgment reveal his observational prowess. He saw God’s hand in his people’s history, and he went to great lengths to teach his readers how to see it too. His characterization of Limhi is a personal message about how wickedness and tyranny affect individuals.

Keywords: Alma; Book of Mormon; Limhi; Mormon; Mosiah
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [81881]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 80277  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:16
Arp, Nathan J. “Count Your Many Mormons: Mormon’s Personalized and Personal Messages in Mosiah 18 and 3 Nephi 5.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 75-86.
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Abstract: The present work analyzes the narrative art Mormon employs, specifically Mormon’s unique strategies for personalized and personal messaging, which can be seen in how Mormon connects the narration of the baptism at the waters of Mormon in Mosiah chapter 18 with his self- introductory material in 3 Nephi chapter 5. In these narratives, Mormon seems to simultaneously present an overt personalized message about Christ and a covert personal connection to Alma1 through the almost excessive repetition of his own name. Mormon discreetly plants evidence to suggest his intention for the careful re-reader to discover that Mormon was a 12th generation descendant of the first Alma. Mormon’s use of personalizing and personal messages lends emotive power to his narratives and shines a light on Mormon’s love for Christ’s church.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Persons and Peoples > Mormon
Book of Mormon Topics > Places > Americas > Book of Mormon Geography > Waters of Mormon
ID = [3450]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 25623  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:56
Arp, Nathan J. “Mormon’s Narrative Strategies to Provide Literary Justice for Gideon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 58 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 58 (2023): 167-222.
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Abstract: Although unable to write more than a hundredth part of his people’s history, Mormon seemingly found the time and plate-space to deliver literary justice on behalf of Gideon, who suffered a martyr’s death at the hand of the wicked Nehor. This article applies a literary approach buttressed by evidence from the Book of Mormon to suggest that Mormon intentionally supplied tightly-controlled repetitive elements, like the repetition of names, to point the reader to discover multiple literary sub-narratives connected by a carefully crafted network of themes running under the main narratives of the scriptures. The theories espoused in this work may have begun with the recognition of the reader-arresting repetition of Gideon’s name in Alma 6:7-8, but driven by scriptural data points soon connected Gideon with Abinadi, the Ammonites, and others. The repetitive and referential use of the moniker Nehor, Gideon’s murderer, on various peoples by Mormon seemed to connect thematically and organically to a justice prophesied by Abinadi. In parallel with the theme of justice laid upon the Nehor-populations, evidence is marshaled to also suggest that Mormon referenced the place-name of Gideon to intentionally hearken back to the man Gideon. Following the role of Gideon, as a place, we propose Mormon constructed a path for the martyr Gideon via proxy to meet the resurrected Lord in Bountiful. Mormon’s concern for the individual and his technique for rewriting Gideon’s story through proxy ultimately symbolizes the role Christ’s atoning power can take in each of our lives to save us.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Gideon; Mormon; narrative strategies; repetition
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [81203]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 144707  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Arrington, Leonard J., and JoAnn Jolley. “The Faithful Young Family: The Parents, Brothers and Sisters of Brigham.” Ensign, August 1980.
ID = [45065]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1980-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 25521  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:13
Arrington, Leonard J. “Oliver Cowdery’s Kirtland, Ohio, ‘Sketch Book’” Brigham Young University Studies 12, no. 4 (1972): 410-426.
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As a witness of significant events in the rise of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oliver Cowdery’s importance is superseded only by that of the Prophet Joseph Smith. With the exception of Joseph’s First Vision and the appearances of Moroni, Cowdery participated with the Prophet in the key events of the Restoration. The scope of his experiences include the translation of the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the Priesthood, the organization of the Church, the first extensive missionary work of the Church, and divine manifestations in the Kirtland Temple. The youngest of eight children, Oliver Cowdery was born 3 October 1806 in Wells, Rutland County, Vermont. In 1825 he moved to New York, where he worked successively as a clerk in a general store, as a blacksmith, and as a farmer. In 1828 he entered the teaching profession in Manchester, New York, where he first became acquainted with the religious claims of Joseph Smith. His entry into the mainstream of Mormon history occurred in April 1829 when he traveled to Harmony, Pennsylvania, to meet Joseph Smith, who was engaged in the translation of the Book of Mormon. Cowdery assisted Joseph as a scribe during the translation of the major part of that work, and his name appears in the Book of Mormon as one of the witnesses to the reliability of the claims of Joseph Smith regarding its origin and method of translation.

Keywords: Cowdery; Early Church History; Kirtland; Ohio; Oliver; Recordkeeping
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [9552]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1972-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 1403  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:04
Arrington, Leonard J. “Review of The Farm Boy and the Angel, by Carl Carmer.” Dialogue 5 (Summer 1970): 97.
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Book review.

ID = [80115]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1970-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Arts, Valentin. “A Third Jaredite Record: The Sealed Portion of the Gold Plates.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11, no. 1 (2002): 50-59, 110-111.
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In the Book of Mormon, two records (a large engraved stone and twenty-four gold plates) contain the story of an ancient civilization known as the Jaredites. There appears to be evidence of an unpublished third record that provides more information on this people and on the history of the world. When the brother of Jared received a vision of Jesus Christ, he was taught many things but was instructed not to share them with the world until the time of his death. The author proposes that the brother of Jared did, in fact, write those things down shortly before his death and then buried them, along with the interpreting stones, to be revealed to the world according to the timing of the Lord.

Keywords: Brother of Jared; Gold Plates; Jaredite; Prophet; Record; Revelation; Sealed Portion
ID = [3086]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 45732  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Asay, Carlos E. “Flaxen Threads.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, February 7, 1982.
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The chain held by Satan is referred to in the scriptures as “the chains of hell” (Alma 12:11) … They start as flaxen threads and encumber a person habit by habit, sin by sin, and strand by strand.

Keywords: Habits; Self-Improvement; Podcast: Classic Speeches
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [68661]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1982-02-07  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:21
Asay, Carlos E. “Memory.” New Era 16, no. 7 (1986): 46-50.
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Speaks out on the relationships between “memory and mood, memory and testimony, memory and models, memory and thoughts, and memory and you.” Asay quotes many scriptures from the Book of Mormon to support his ideas, including Alma 36, Moroni 10, Alma 18, and Helaman 5.

Keywords: Memory, Testimony
ID = [76605]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Asay, Carlos E. “Memory.” New Era 16 (July 1986): 46-50.
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Speaks out on the relationships between “memory and mood, memory and testimony, memory and models, memory and thoughts, and memory and you” Asay quotes many scriptures from the Book of Mormon to support his ideas, including Alma 36, Moroni 10, Alma 18, and Helaman 5.

ID = [79753]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Asay, Carlos E. “Opposition to the Work of God.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1981.
ID = [14832]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1981-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 9851  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:30
Asay, Carlos E. “Opposition to the Work of God.” Ensign, November 1981.
ID = [45609]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11698  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:17
Asay, Ronald W. “Bassett’s Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1 (2002): Article 3.
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Review of Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Insights from Prophets, Church Leaders, and Scholars (1999), by K. Douglas Bassett

ID = [400]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 16995  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Ash, Michael R., and Ugo A. Perego. “The Apparent Genetic Discrepancy between Mormon’s Narrative and the Origin of Native Americans.” In Steadfast in Defense of Faith: Essays in Honor of Daniel C. Peterson, eds. Ricks, Shirley S., Stephen D. Ricks, and Louis C. Midgley. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2023.
ID = [77304]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-08-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Ash, Michael R. Bamboozled by the CES Letter. N.p., 2015.
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In April 2013 Jeremy T. Runnells published a PDF booklet entitled, “Letter to a CES Director.” This booklet, which is now typically referred to as the “CES Letter,” catalogs Runnells’ concerns and reason why he left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Runnells has worked hard to make his booklet available to people everywhere (and in several languages) and has, unfortunately, been the agent for leading at least a few other believers out of Mormonism. Sadly, most of those who have been bamboozled by the “CES Letter” are Latter-day Saints who were blind-sided by scholarly-sounding interpretations of challenging data. In my opinion, however, the “CES Letter” creates a caricature of Mormonism. The arguments are fundamentally flawed and do not accurately represent either Mormonism or the only logical interpretations of the data. Unfortunately, the reason the “CES Letter” has enjoyed any success is that most Latter-day Saints have never been exposed to some of the more complex matters in early Mormon history. On average, the typical Latter-day Saint has never needed to think outside of the box on Mormon-related philosophical, historical, or scholarly issues. “Bamboozled by the ‘CES Letter’” explains why these controversial issues need not kill a testimony. Interpretation matters. Many lay members, as well as educated Mormon scholars, are fully aware of every topic discussed in the “CES Letter” but continue strong in their faith because they recognize that there are logical interpretations which can be integrated with their belief in Mormonism. There are answers to the concerns raised by the “CES Letter,” and those answers can be supported by current scholarship as well as harmonized with the acceptance of Mormon truth claims.

Keywords: Apologetics, Book of Abraham, Book of Mormon, CES Letter, Early Church History, Eight Witnesses, First Vision, Kinderhook Plates, Polygamy, Priesthood, Prophets, Scripture Study, Temples, Testimony, Three Witnesses, Translation
ID = [75431]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Ash, Michael R. “Is the Book of Mormon Historically ‘True’?” In 2014 BMAF Conference. Salt Lake City: Book of Mormon Archaeological Foundation, 2014.
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Keywords: Historicity, Scripture Study, Smith, Joseph, Jr.
ID = [76672]  Status = Type = conference paper  Date = 2014-10-18  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Ash, Michael R. “Lehi of Africa.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): 5-20.
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Review of Manifestations Mysteries Revealed: An Account of Bible Truth and the Book of Mormon Prophecies (2000), by Embaya Melekin

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography - Africa
ID = [384]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 34375  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Ashley, F. B. Mormonism: An Exposure of the Impositions. London: John Hatchard, 1851.
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Joseph Smith is one of the false prophets referred to in Matthew 24:4, 5, 11. He pretended to have visions of angels that brought gold plates. An affidavit prepared by Peter Ingersol states that Joseph Smith confided his evil plan to him. The Book of Mormon weaves the Spaulding manuscript with biblical scriptures.

ID = [78072]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1851-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Ashment, Edward H. “The Book of Mormon and the Anthon Transcript: An Interim Report.” Sunstone 5 (May-June 1980): 29-31.
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Points out that the reformed Egyptian language in which the Book of Mormon was written was not new but was following a tradition. The Egyptian language of the brass plates was changed according to the manner of speech prevalent in the days of Nephi. Contains a comparison between the Anthon transcript and Micmac Indian script.

ID = [80324]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Ashment, Edward H. “The Book of Mormon and the Anthon Transcript: An Interim Report.” Sunstone 5, no. 3 (May 1980): 29-31.
ID = [77231]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-05-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Ashment, Edward H. “The Book of Mormon- A Literal Translation?” Sunstone 5, no. 2 (March 1980): 10-14.
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Examines the method of the translation of the Book of Mormon and provides second-hand statements made after the book’s publication describing the method by which Joseph Smith accomplished the translation. Concludes that the translation was conceptual, not literal word for word.

ID = [77230]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:33
Ashment, Edward H. “’A Record in the Language of My Father’: Evidence of Ancient Egyptian and Hebrew in the Book of Mormon.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 329-393. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“Given its unique claims, the following become relevant questions for investigation: Is the Book of Mormon a translation of ancient records written in Egyptian and “reformed” Egyptian language or characters? Are there “wordprints” of the various orators and authors which the book introduces? Can traces of the original language(s) be found in the “literal” English translation: “Hebraisms” and “Egyptianisms”? Answers to such questions are crucial in the face of increasingly numerous [p.331] apologetic claims about how the Book of Mormon was produced and the historicity of its contents. This essay examines evidence of ancient Egyptian or Hebrew in the Book of Mormon, discussing first the claims made in the book itself, then those made by Joseph Smith and his associates, and finally those made by modern apologists.” [ From Auhtor]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Egyptian and; Book of Commandments; Book of Mormon, Anthon transcript; Book of Mormon, Hebrew and; Book of Mormon, authorship; Apologetics
ID = [82115]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Ashton, Alan C. “Book of Mormon Reference Library (CD-ROM); Book of Mormon Studybase (CD-ROM); LDS Collectors Library 1995 Edition (CD-ROM).” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): Article 17.
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Review of Book of Mormon Reference Library (1995), by Deseret Book; Book of Mormon Studybase (1995), by Bookcraft; and LDS Collectors Library 1995 Edition (1995), by Infobases

ID = [244]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 48854  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Ashton, Brian K. “Happiness, Deceit, and Small Things.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, December 5, 2017.
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I promise that if you will feast upon the scriptures daily, especially the Book of Mormon, you will invite the Spirit into your life and you will naturally pray daily, repent more often, and find it easier to attend church and partake of the sacrament weekly.

Keywords: Happiness; Holy Ghost; Satan; Podcast: Recent Speeches
ID = [70091]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2017-12-05  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:04
Ashton, Marvin J. “‘Know He Is There’” Devotional, Brigham Young University, November 10, 1992.
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I have total confidence and faith in the wisdom and omniscience of a loving, merciful Heavenly Father—to be dependent upon him and yet to communicate with him, I must make faithful personal effort on a never-ending basis.

Keywords: God; Prayer; Podcast: Classic Speeches
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
ID = [68955]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1992-11-10  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:23
Ashton, Marvin J. “Murmur Not.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, December 9, 1969.
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Keywords: Adversity; Perspective; Trials
ID = [68298]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1969-12-09  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:19
Ashton, Marvin J. “‘Neither Boast of Faith Nor of Mighty Works’” Ensign, May 1990.
ID = [49529]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 12782  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:47
Ashton, Morgan. “The Non-English Translations of the Book of Mormon: 1830-2004.” MA thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2005.
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“The Lord scattered Israel among all the nations of the earth and commissioned the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to gather Israel by bringing its remnants to a knowledge of the covenants God made with Abraham and teaching them about Jesus Christ. The Lord created the Book of Mormon to accomplish this gathering and stated that ’every man shall hear the fulness of the gospel in his own tongue’ (D&C 90:11). Therefore, the Lord has given the Church a divine mandate to translate the Book of Mormon into the languages of the world. Apostles and mission presidents supervised the missionaries who produced the early translations of the Book of Mormon (those produced from 1851 to 1867), and the Church exercised very little control over these translations. In 1965 the Church organized the Translation Department and began to centralize Church translation and bring a unity to the translation process. From that time forward, this department supervised all Book of Mormon translations and imposed upon the translation process a strict procedure of reviews and approvals.” [From author’s introduction]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Book of Mormon, editions and translations; Book of Mormon; Translating LDS publications
ID = [81541]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Ashton, Wendell J. “‘That Which I Have Written Is True’” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 97, no. 32 (8 August 1935): 506-8.
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Ambrose R. Winch, through reading and manually copying a borrowed copy of the Book of Mormon, was converted to the Church.

ID = [81440]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1935-08-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Ashurst-McGee, Mark. “Mormonism’s Encounter with the Michigan Relics.” BYU Studies 40, no. 3 (2001): 174-209.
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One of the strangest and most extensive archaeological hoaxes in American history was perpetrated around the turn of the twentieth century in Michigan. Hundreds of objects known as the Michigan Relics were made to appear as the remains of a lost civilization. The artifacts were produced, buried, “discovered,” and marketed by James O. Scotford and Daniel E. Soper. For three decades these artifacts were secretly planted in earthen mounds, publicly removed, and lauded as wonderful discoveries. Because the Michigan Relics allegedly evidence a Near Eastern presence in ancient America, they have drawn interest from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This article traces the intriguing history of this elaborate affair and Mormonism’s encounter with it. At the center of this history lies the investigation of the artifacts by Latter-day Saint intellectual and scientist James E. Talmage.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Forgery; Hoax; Michigan Relics
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [11653]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 49739  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:18
Ashurst-McGee, Mark. “Moroni as Angel and as Treasure Guardian.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): 34-100.
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This article addresses the origins of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and discusses whether the Saints believed Moroni to be an angel or merely a treasure guardian.

Keywords: Angel Moroni; Early Church History; Gold Plates; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Treasure Seeking
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [527]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 159961  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Aston, Warren P., and Michaela J. Aston. “And We Called the Place Bountiful: The End of Lehi’s Arabian Journey.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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A summary of the scriptural and historical evidences concerning the Arabian Bountiful, with an evaluation of all possible coastal locations on the Arabian peninsula based upon exploratory fieldwork by the authors in the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Yemen from 1984 to 1990. The study concludes that an objective and precise identification of Bountiful with a present-day location is now feasible and introduces data on physical traces revealing very early human involvement at the site.

ID = [8613]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:57
Aston, Warren P., and Michaela J. Aston. In the Footsteps of Lehi: New Evidence for Lehi’s Journey Across Arabia to Bountiful. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.
ID = [66563]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P., and Michaela J. Aston. “Lehi’s Trail and Nahom Revisited.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Arabia; Ishmael; Lehi (Prophet); Lehi' s Trail; Nahom
ID = [66456]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P., and Michaela J. Aston. “The Search for Nahom and the End of Lehi’s Trail in Southern Arabia.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
ID = [8615]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:57
Aston, Warren P. “Across Arabia with Lehi and Sariah: ‘Truth Shall Spring out of the Earth’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 no. 2 (2006).
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Utilizing techniques adapted from literary criticism, this paper investigates the narrative structure of the Book of Mormon, particularly the relationship between Nephi’s first-person account and Mormon’s third-person abridgment. A comparison of the order and relative prominence of material from 1 Nephi 12 with the content of Mormon’s historical record reveals that Mormon may have intentionally patterned the structure of his narrative after Nephi’s prophetic vision—a conclusion hinted at by Mormon himself in his editorial comments. With this understanding, readers of the Book of Mormon can see how Mormon’s sometimes unusual editorial decisions are actually guided by an overarching desire to show that Nephi’s prophecies have been dramatically and literally fulfilled in the history of his people.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [3189]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 37175  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Aston, Warren P., and Michaela J. Aston. “And We Called the Place Bountiful: The End of Lehi’s Arabian Journey.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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A summary of the scriptural and historical evidences concerning the Arabian Bountiful, with an evaluation of all possible coastal locations on the Arabian peninsula based upon exploratory fieldwork by the authors in the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Yemen from 1984 to 1990. The study concludes that an objective and precise identification of Bountiful with a present-day location is now feasible and introduces data on physical traces revealing very early human involvement at the site.

ID = [8613]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:57
Aston, Warren P. “The Arabian Bountiful Discovered? Evidence for Nephi’s Bountiful.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 no. 1 (1998).
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According to the Book of Mormon, a land named “Bountiful” was a fertile site on the Arabian Peninsula with timber, fresh water, and ore where Nephi built a ship to carry Lehi’s group to the New World. In the seemingly barren land of the southern Arabian peninsula, a site that appears to correspond to the description in Nephi’s record has been identified on the remote southern coast of the country of Oman. Kharfot may not be the exact location of Bountiful, but its discovery does show that a place matching the criteria for Bountiful does exist.

ID = [2974]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 25388  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Aston, Warren P. “Arabia’s Hidden Valley: A unique habitat in Dhofar captures Arabia’s past [English].” WildLife Middle East News, vol. 6 no. 4, 2-4 and front cover. Dubai: Wildlife Middle East News, March 2013.
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A brief introduction to the most fertile coastal location in Arabia, Khor Kharfot, highlighting its unusual flora and fauna and the reasons it remains little known even now. In English and Arabic

ID = [66572]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2013-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size: 11897  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “An Australian contribution to the Book of Mormon.” Australia Local Pages insert, ENSIGN magazine, October 2011, A3-A4.
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Illustrated article recounting the contributions of the late Ross Geddes to the Book of Mormon “Critical Text” project at BYU.

ID = [82197]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:19
Aston, Warren P. “Beginnings: The Discovery of Nephi’s Bountiful.” Meridian Magazine, April 11, 2014.
ID = [66542]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-04-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “DeVere Baker and his Ocean Rafts.” Meridian Magazine, January 31, 2011.
ID = [66557]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2011-01-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Did Anyone Else in History ever Mention Nephi’s Bountiful?” Meridian Magazine, February 24, 2016.
ID = [66531]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2016-02-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Did the Nephites Remember Bountiful?” Meridian Magazine, March 29, 2011.
ID = [66554]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2011-03-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “The Discovery of Nephi’s Bountiful, Part 2.” Meridian Magazine, April 17, 2014.
ID = [66541]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-04-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “The enigmatic Minjui: Potential traces of a forgotten dynasty in Dhofar.” Popular Archaeology, Summer 2022.
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Illustrated 17p. report of the ancient stone tower standing beside a wadi on the al Hauta coast and the collapsed tower at Khor Kharfot, both claimed to be the lower end of a pulley system from the overlooking mountains and both attributed to the Minjui people (ca. AD 1000).

ID = [82194]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-07-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:19
Aston, Warren P. “Exploring Nephi’s BountifulBehind the Scenes of an Expedition.” Meridian Magazine, March 6, 2011.
ID = [66555]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2011-03-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Finding Nephi’s ‘Bountiful’ in the Real World.” Meridian Magazine, September 20, 2010.
ID = [66560]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2010-09-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Finding the First Verifiable Book of Mormon Site.” Meridian Magazine, April 4, 2014.
ID = [66543]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-04-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “The First Archaeological Support for the Book of Mormon.” Meridian Magazine, January 5, 2011.
ID = [66558]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2011-01-05  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Jordan, Benjamin R., and Warren P. Aston. “The Geology of Moroni’s Stone Box: Examining the Setting and Resources of Palmyra.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 30 (2018): 233-252.
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Abstract: The story of Joseph Smith retrieving gold plates from a stone box on a hillside in upstate New York and translating them into the foundational text of the Restoration is well known among Latter-day Saints. While countless retellings have examined these events in considerable detail, very few have explored the geological aspects involved in this story. In particular, none have discussed in detail the geological materials that would have been required by the Nephite prophet Moroni ca. ad 421 to construct a sealed container able to protect the gold plates from the elements and from premature discovery for some fourteen centuries. This paper reports the outcomes from a field investigation into what resources would have been available to Moroni in the Palmyra area. It was conducted by the authors in New York state in October 2017.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [3615]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 29854  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:58
Aston, Warren P. “The Gold Plates of King Darius.” Meridian Magazine, March 3, 2015.
ID = [66535]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2015-03-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Identifying Our Best Candidate for Nephi’s Bountiful.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17 no. 1 (2008).
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Scholars have presented and defended different viewpoints concerning the Lehite journey and the location of Nephi’s Bountiful. Aston explains that some of these arguments contain factual errors, such as claims regarding fertility and timber for Nephi’s ship and a lack of accounting for all possibilities. Discrepancies in theories and differences in opinion do not lessen the worth of all that has been found in Arabia and the supported theories, but acknowledging the sometimes contrary data will aid the search for the best candidate for Nephi’s Bountiful.

ID = [3226]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 20323  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Aston, Warren P. “In Search Of Mormon’s Hill.” In BMAF-BMC Book of Mormon Conference. Provo, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2017.
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LDS explorer and researcher, Warren Aston, details some of his expeditions into Central America.

Keywords: Ancient America, Archaeology, Cumorah, Hill Cumorah, Mesoamerica
ID = [76676]  Status = Type = conference paper  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Aston, Warren P. “In Search Of Mormon’s Hill.” In BMAF-BMC Book of Mormon Conference. Provo, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2017, March 18, 2017.
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LDS explorer and researcher, Warren Aston, details some of his expeditions into Central America.

Keywords: Ancient America; Archaeology; Cumorah; Hill Cumorah; Mesoamerica
ID = [66567]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2017-03-18  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P., and Michaela J. Aston. In the Footsteps of Lehi: New Evidence for Lehi’s Journey Across Arabia to Bountiful. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.
ID = [66563]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “‘An Insistent Impression’” Meridian Magazine, March 30, 2014.
ID = [66544]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-03-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Into Arabia: Lehi and Sariah’s Escape from Jerusalem, Perspectives Suggested by New Fieldwork.” BYU Studies Quarterly 58, no. 4 (2019): 99.
ID = [10336]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-04  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 38855  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:09
Aston, Warren P. “Is This the Wind that Blew Nephi to the Americas?” Meridian Magazine, May 9, 2011.
ID = [66553]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2011-05-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Khawr Kharfut (Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman) re-visited.” Co-author with Carl Phillips and Michele Degli Esposti for paper presented July 27, 2014 at the Seminar for Arabian Studies, British Museum, London.
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Paper reported initial findings of the first season of archaeological survey at Khor Kharfot, sponsored by the Khor Kharfot Foundation in April and May, 2014.

ID = [82196]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-07-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:19
Aston, Warren P. “Khor Kharfot, Dhofar Archaeological Survey.” The BFSA Bulletin, No. 21, 18-19. London: British Foundation for the Study of Arabia, 2016.
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A survey of the extensive human traces at the site was completed in 2014 by the Texas-based Khor Kharfot Foundation (www.khor-kharfot-foundation.com), which has had collaboration with Sultan Oaboos University (SOU) and assistance from Dhofar University. Fieldwork will commence in 2016 in collaboration with Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Culture, as Warren Aston reports.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Archaeology; Bountiful; Khor Kharfot; Oman
ID = [66569]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size: 5542  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Laman’s River: An Update.” Book of Mormon Central Blog, May 16, 2020.
ID = [66564]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-05-16  Collections:  bom  Size: 1840  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. Lehi and Sariah in Arabia: The Old World Setting of the Book of Mormon. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Publishing, 2015.
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A 21st Century re-examination of the most-read book to emerge from the Western Hemisphere, the Book of Mormon. As Mormonism grows into a world faith, the veracity of its founding scripture has never been more important. The three decades of Arabian exploration reported in Lehi and Sariah in Arabia identifies specific locations for the 8 year journey described in the text, allowing Nephi’s account to emerge with new clarity and enhanced plausibility.

Keywords: Arabia, Bountiful (Old World), Khor Kharfot, Lehi',s Trail, Nahom, Oman, Wilderness, Yemen
ID = [75430]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:20
Aston, Warren P. Lehi and Sariah in Arabia: the Old World Setting of the Book of Mormon. Bloomington IN:Xlibris Publishing, 2015.
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A 21st Century re-examination of the most-read book to emerge from the Western Hemisphere, the Book of Mormon. As Mormonism grows into a world faith, the veracity of its founding scripture has never been more important. The three decades of Arabian exploration reported in Lehi and Sariah in Arabia identifies specific locations for the 8 year journey described in the text, allowing Nephi’s account to emerge with new clarity and enhanced plausibility.

Keywords: Arabia; Bountiful (Old World); Khor Kharfot; Lehi’s Trail; Nahom; Oman; Wilderness; Yemen
ID = [66570]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-12-17  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P., and Michaela J. Aston. “Lehi’s Trail and Nahom Revisited.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Arabia; Ishmael; Lehi (Prophet); Lehi' s Trail; Nahom
ID = [66456]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Long And Winding Road To Bountiful.” In BMAF-BMC Book of Mormon Conference. Provo, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2017.
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LDS explorer and researcher, Warren Aston, shares some details about discovering one of the mostly like candidates for the Book of Mormon location Bountiful. He also explains some ruins found at this location.

Keywords: Ancient Near East, Arabia, Archaeology, Bountiful (Old World), Khor Kharfot
ID = [76677]  Status = Type = conference paper  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Aston, Warren P. “The Long And Winding Road To Bountiful.” In BMAF-BMC Book of Mormon Conference. Provo, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2017 March 18, 2017.
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LDS explorer and researcher, Warren Aston, shares some details about discovering one of the mostly like candidates for the Book of Mormon location Bountiful. He also explains some ruins found at this location.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Archaeology; Bountiful (Old World); Khor Kharfot
ID = [66568]  Status = Type = video  Date = 2017-03-18  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “The longest Voyage: Lehi’s Journey to the Promised Land.” Meridian Magazine website, April 6, 2016.
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Illustrated discussion about what is certain and what remains unknown in regard to the Lehite voyage. Promoted as material extracted from the newly released Lehi and Sariah in Arabia.

ID = [82195]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-04-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:19
Aston, Warren P. “Lynn M. and Hope A. Hilton. Discovering Lehi: New Evidence of Lehi and Nephi in Arabia.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): Article 6.
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Review of Discovering Lehi: New Evidence of Lehi and Nephi in Arabia (1996), by Lynn M. and Hope A. Hilton

ID = [259]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 23778  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Aston, Warren P. “Nephi’s ‘Bountiful’: Contrasting Both Candidates.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 55 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 55 (2023): 219-268.
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Readers should be aware that both Khor Kharfot and Wadi Sayq are now protected sites under Omani law. Neither area can be visited without a permit issued by the government of Oman. They are not accessible by road at any point. Please contact the author if further clarification is needed. Abstract: In May 2022, George Potter published an article that makes the most comprehensive case to date that Khor Rori in southern Oman is the most likely location for the place “Bountiful” described by Nephi. However, despite its many positives, there are a number of reasons to question the suitability of Khor Rori and to favor the other major candidate for Bountiful, Khor Kharfot. I propose that a careful reading of Nephi’s account coupled with recent discoveries based on field work show Khor Kharfot to be a superior candidate meeting all criteria we can extract from the text. To support a thorough comparison, aspects of both candidates are weighed, including pictorial comparisons of key features. I am in full agreement with Potter that with the entire eastern coast of Arabia now explored, only two candidates for Bountiful remain in contention — Khor Rori and Khor Kharfot. No other location still merits serious consideration.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Bountiful; Khor Kharfot; Khor Rori; Nephi
ID = [81233]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 89408  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
Aston, Warren P. “Nephi’s ‘Shazer’: The Fourth Arabian Pillar of the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 39 (2020): 53-72.
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Abstract: Many Book of Mormon students are aware that several locations along Lehi’s Trail through the Arabian Peninsula now have surprising and impressive evidence of plausibility, including the River Laman, Valley of Lemuel, Nahom, and Bountiful. One specific named location that has received much less attention is Shazer, a brief hunting stop mentioned in only two verses. After reviewing the potential etymology of the name, Warren Aston provides new information from discoveries made during field work in late 2019 at the prime candidate for the Valley of Lemuel, discoveries that lead to new understanding about the path to Shazer. Contrary to previous assumptions about Lehi’s journey, Aston shows there was no need to backtrack through the Valley of Lemuel to begin the “south-southeast” journey toward Shazer. It appears that Nephi’s description of crossing the river from the family’s campsite and then going south-southeast toward Shazer is exactly what can be done from the most likely candidate for a campsite in the most likely candidate for the Valley of Lemuel. In light of fieldwork and further information, Aston also reviews the merits of several locations that have been proposed for Shazer and points to a fully plausible, even probable, location for Shazer. The account of Shazer, like Nahom, the River of Laman/Valley of Lemuel, and Bountiful, may now be a fourth Arabian pillar anchoring and supporting the credibility of the Book of Mormon’s Old World account.
And it came to pass that we did take our tents
and depart into the wilderness, across the river Laman.
And it came to pass that we traveled for the space of four days,
nearly a south-southeast direction,
and we did pitch our tents again;
and we did call the name of the place Shazer.
And it came to pass that we did take our bows and our arrows,
and go forth into the wilderness to slay food for our families;
and after we had slain food for our families
we did return again to our families in the wilderness,
to the place of Shazer.
—1 Nephi 16:12-14.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Places > Ancient Near East > Arabia > Shazer
ID = [3480]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 27235  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Aston, Warren P. “Newly Found Altars from Nahom.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 2 (2001).
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Ancient altars in Yemen bear the inscription Nihm, a variant of the word Nahom. According to the Book of Mormon, one of the travelers in Lehi’s group, Ishmael, was buried at a place called Nahom. Because the altar has been dated to about the sixth or seventh century BC (the time of Lehi’s journey), it is plausible that the Nihm referred to on the altar could be the same place written about in the Book of Mormon. This article discusses the discovery site, the appearance of the altars, and the process of dating the altars, as well as the place-name Nahom in its Book of Mormon setting.

ID = [3073]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 13902  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Aston, Warren P. “Notes on the Book of Mormon’s Old World Setting.” In Cumorah - The Journal of Book of Mormon Geography, Volume 1, eds. Bret A. Eborn, George Potter, Nick Galieti, 114-121. Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2018.
ID = [66566]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “The Origins of the Nihm tribe of Yemen: A Window into Arabia’s Past.” Journal of Arabian Studies, vol. 4 issue 1, 134-48. University of Exeter: Centre for Gulf Studies, June 2014.
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Abstract: The 1999 excavation of the Barʾan complex at Maʾrib in Yemen yielded identical Sabaean inscriptions on three votive altars. These dedication texts list the donor’s grandfather as a member of the Nihm tribe, definitively establishing the presence of the tribal name to c.2,800 years ago. The name, rare in southern Arabia, can then be traced through a variety of other inscriptional, topographical and historical sources down to the present-day tribe and its lands. While the consonants NHM refer to ‘dressing stone by chipping’, and may appear in a variety of contexts, an etymological examination of its Semitic roots yields interesting pointers to the possible origins of the name. Multiple links in these roots to terminology such as ‘consoling’, ‘comforting’ and ‘complaining’ have led to the name being long associated with death and the processes of mourning. This paper, therefore, suggests the possibility of the name being specifically associated with a place of burial, perhaps a connection in the distant past to the extensive, still poorly understood, desert necropolis at the ʿAlam, Ruwayk and Jidran complex north of Maʾrib. Being able to firmly document, a specific tribal and topographical name for almost three millennia is significant. Such continuity of a tribal name, perhaps unique in Arabia, would have implications for our understanding of the processes of tribal naming, structure, and movements in pre-Islamic southern Arabia generally.

Keywords: Yemen; tribes; Nihm; NHM; Barʾan temple; Maʾrib; pre-Islamic Arabia
ID = [66571]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-06-25  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Possible Ancient Historical Connections in Dhofar.” IASA Bulletin no. 30 (Spring 2023), 21-22.
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Short illustrated update on the author’s Minjui project in Dhofar, presenting the multiple commonalities between the squared towers at al Hauta (standing) and at Khor Kharfot (collapsed) that make a link plausible.

ID = [82193]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-05-22  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:19
Aston, Warren P. “Reflections from Nephi’s Land of Bountiful.” Meridian Magazine, November 2, 2014.
ID = [66536]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-11-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “A Research Note: Continuing Exploration and Research in Oman.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2022): 255-264.
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Abstract: The significance of the ongoing studies into the potential location of the Old World “Bountiful,” which Nephi reminds us was “prepared of the Lord” (1 Nephi 17:5), and is documented in great detail by him, can hardly be overstated. Bountiful’s resources had to be truly substantial and unique to enable the Lehites to recover from years of land travel from Jerusalem and to build a ship capable of reaching the New World. Exploration and scientific studies of the Dhofar region of southern Oman, the only section of the Arabian coast containing the feature Nephi describes, continue to the present. Here I briefly discuss, chronologically, recent developments of special significance to Book of Mormon studies.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Bountiful; Dhofar; Old World geography
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [81257]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 15195  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
Aston, Warren P. “The Rings That Bound the Gold Plates.” Meridian Magazine, November 27, 2010.
ID = [66559]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2010-11-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “The Rings That Bound the Gold Plates Together.” Insights 26, no. 3 (2006).
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Eyewitnesses to the Book of Mormon plates described in consistent terms the rings that bound the gold plates into a single volume. The rings were three in number and apparently made of the same material as the plates themselves. While our attention naturally focuses on the plates and the translation of the text engraved upon them, the rings may offer another subtle but telling confirmation of the record’s ancient origin.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; translation; plates; rings
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [66816]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-03  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Aston, Warren P. “Scripture update: El Niño and Lehi’s Voyage Revisited.” Insights 27, no. 6 (2007).
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In recent years several scholars have drawn the attention of Latter-day Saints to the phenomenon popularly known as “El Niño.”1 In 1990 David L. Clark highlighted the fact that a mechanism was now known to science that would permit, periodically, easterly sea travel across the Pacific, the direction Lehi’s party is understood to have traveled.2 ENSO, the more formal acronym for this phenomenon, comes from El Niño (the Christ child) and Southern Oscillation, referring to the fact that the changes commence in the southern Pacific Ocean. The intermittent ENSO effect creates an easterly equatorial current running counter to the prevailing westerly direction of Pacific currents and winds. The winds can even blow in reverse, thus not only allowing but encouraging sea travel to the western coast of the Americas.

Keywords: El Niño; dendrochronology; Pacific Ocean; Book of Mormon
ID = [66875]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Aston, Warren P., and Michaela J. Aston. “The Search for Nahom and the End of Lehi’s Trail in Southern Arabia.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.
ID = [8615]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:57
Aston, Warren P. “Searching for the Valley of Lemuel.” Meridian Magazine, January 15, 2020.
ID = [66530]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-01-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Timber for Nephi’s Ship.” Meridian Magazine, May 6, 2014.
ID = [66538]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-05-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “‘Up to & Down from’ Jerusalem — Further Indicators of a Real-World Origin.” Meridian Magazine, February 8, 2012.
ID = [66551]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2012-02-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Was Nephi’s Bountiful Populated? Does It Matter?” Meridian Magazine, April 24, 2014.
ID = [66539]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2014-04-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “What Columbus Discovered 520 Years Ago: Geography Made America Exceptional.” Meridian Magazine, October 17, 2012.
ID = [66549]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2012-10-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “What Did the River of Filthy Water and the River of Laman Look Like?” Book of Mormon Central Blog, January 22, 2020.
ID = [66565]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2020-01-22  Collections:  bom  Size: 2773  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Aston, Warren P. “Why Arabia’s Hidden Valley is the Best Candidate for Bountiful.” Meridian Magazine, May 28, 2013.
ID = [66547]  Status = Type = website article  Date = 2013-05-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Atkinson, Mabel Sanford. The Land Shadowing with Wings. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1952.
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A fictional narrative based upon the Book of Mormon. The author uses the events and names as recorded in the Bible and the Book of Mormon as she puts the narrative in story form quoting extensively from the actual text as the characters speak.

ID = [78533]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1952-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Atwood, Ryan. “Lehi’s Dream and the Plan of Salvation.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 37 (2020): 141-162.
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Abstract: Lehi’s dream symbolically teaches us about many aspects of Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. The central message of Lehi’s dream is that all must come unto Jesus Christ in order to be saved. Each of us has the choice to pursue the path that leads to eternal joy and salvation or to choose a different way and experience undesirable outcomes. In this paper, elements of Lehi’s dream and supporting scriptures are analyzed to see how they relate to key aspects of the plan of salvation and our journey through life.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Topics > Doctrines and Teachings > Plan of Salvation
ID = [3512]  Status = Checked by JA Type = journal article  Date = 2020-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 51225  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:57
Austin, Michael. “Avi Steinberg, The Lost Book of Mormon: A Journey through the Mythic Lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015).
ID = [3327]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 20982  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Austin, Michael. Buried Treasures: Reading the Book of Mormon Again for the First Time. Salt Late City, UT: By Common Consent Press, 2016.
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“The forty-four short essays in this volume were all published on the By Common Consent blog between January and December of 2016. They are a record of my year-long engagement with the text of the Book of Mormon. I have made very few changes in the essays beyond some light copy editing and removing a handful of very dated references to political and cultural events of that year. These are not scholarly articles, or even well-thought-out personal essays; rather, they are a record of a deeply personal experiment upon the word…they show…that the Book of Mormon is a profound and complex text full of sophisticated narrative devices, recurring themes and patterns, and big ideas that can sustain a high level of critical analysis.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon
ID = [81464]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Austin, Michael. “How the Book of Mormon Reads the Bible: A Theory of Types.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
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Typology is one of those words whose meaning shifts dramatically with the position of its user. For religious believers studying the scriptures, typology is a mode of history-the belief that certain events and people should be understood as both fully historical and fully allegorical at the same time. To the unbeliever (or the believer in different things), typology is a mode of rhetoric-a connecting strategy that writers use to create retroactive links between otherwise unrelated stories or that readers use to infer connections between otherwise unconnected things. Those in the first group see the repetition of key narrative elements from the Old Testament to the New Testament-say, birth narratives in which both Moses and Jesus escape from an infanticidal massacre ordered by a despot-as a fundamental part of how sacred history works ( see Exodus 1:22 and Matthew 2:16-18).

ID = [81891]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Avant, Gerry. “Ammon Received Spirit of Prophecy, Revelation after Much Study, Faith.” Church News 58 (14 May 1988): 14.
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Relates Ammon’s fourteen years of unselfish missionary service.

ID = [78984]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-05-14  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Avant, Gerry. “Amulek Becomes Fellow Laborer on Alma’s Mission.” Church News 58 (7 May 1988): 14.
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Alma and Amulek share common experiences before and during their missionary experiences.

ID = [78990]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-05-07  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Avant, Gerry. “‘Anti-Christs’ Are Still Present, Active.” Church News 58 (6 August 1988): 12.
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Lists nine ways to guard against the influences of anti-Christs in modern days.

ID = [78815]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-08-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Avant, Gerry. “Apostates Sway Lamanites from Gospel Truths.” Church News 58 (28 May 1988): 14.
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The apostate Amalekites and Amulonties influenced the Lamanites to practice wickedness.

ID = [79061]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-05-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Avant, Gerry. “Baptism Was Savior’s Primary Emphasis.” Church News 58 (17 September 1988): 14.
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To bring individuals into unity with God through baptism was the message of the Savior to the Nephites at the time of his visit.

ID = [79088]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-09-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Avant, Gerry. “Better Than a Mystery.” Church News 58 (27 August 1988): 16.
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After a wife hides her husband’s novels and mysteries, he has no alternative but to read the Book of Mormon, which leads to conversion.

ID = [79102]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-08-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Avant, Gerry. “Book of Mormon Fathers Taught by Precept, Word, Deed.” Church News 58 (16 January 1988): 14.
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Quotes and paraphrases President Benson’s talk from the priesthood session of October 1985 that Book of Mormon fathers are perfect examples for fathers of this era to teach their children.

ID = [79168]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-01-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Avant, Gerry. “Book of Mormon is Book of Doctrine, Not Simply a History or Geography.” Church News 58 (30 April 1988): 10.
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The complexity of the Book of Mormon makes it more than a geographical or historical sketch of an ancient American civilization. Its doctrine is its most important contribution.

ID = [79184]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-04-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Avant, Gerry. “The Book of Mosiah Clearly Is Not a Daily Journal or Chronology.” Church News58 (2 April 1988): 14.
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The book of Mosiah covers a vast amount of history and is carefully structured to give an interpretive and analytical perspective.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [80414]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-04-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Cowan, Richard O., and Gerry Avant, composers. “Book’s Purpose: ‘Convince All That Jesus is the Christ’” Church News 58 (27 August 1988): 12.
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The stated mission of the Book of Mormon is to convince both Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ.

ID = [79258]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-08-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:48
Orden, Dell Van, and Gerry Avant. “The Century Before the Birth of Jesus.” Church News 58 (23 July 1988): 10.
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Beginning with 100 b.c., Book of Mormon history is compared with concurrent world history.

ID = [80424]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-07-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Avant, Gerry. “Collector Finds Rare Book, Autographed Statement by Prophet.” Church News 55 (23 June 1985): 10.
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A first edition of the Book of Mormon that contains Joseph Smith’s signature as well as an original statement in the prophet’s handwriting have been acquired by Brent Ashworth. (Editor’s note: the signature and statement have been proven to be forgeries.)

ID = [79310]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1985-06-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Avant, Gerry. “Contention in the Land.” Church News 58 (16 July 1988): 14.
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Helaman 2 identifies Pahoran as a righteous man who sat upon the judgment seat and had to deal with great contention both within and without the government.

ID = [79328]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-07-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Avant, Gerry. “Doctrines of Salvation Taught with Plainness.” Church News 58 (20 February 1988): 14.
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The doctrines of the Book of Mormon are more plain and systematic than those of the Bible. Nephi’s account of Christ’s baptism, for example, is set forth with plainness.

ID = [79382]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-02-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Avant, Gerry. “Enos Hungered After Blessings of Spirit.” Church News 58 (5 March 1988): 14.
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Enos presents a positive model of how prayer is to be conducted.

ID = [79417]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-03-05  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Avant, Gerry. “Enos: A Zealous Servant Who Had the Strength of Purity.” Church News 54 (26 February 1984): 12.
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Describes the historical setting of the Nephites and Lamanites during the time of Enos, provides a brief summary of the book of Enos, and then focuses upon Enos, a man of great faith.

ID = [79419]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1984-02-26  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Avant, Gerry. “Great Faith and Obedience are Marks of Nephi.” Church News 54 (1 January 1984): 5.
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The outstanding spiritual qualities of Nephi are noted, including his resolve to keep the commandments, and his great faith in the Lord. Nephi was a leader, statesman, and teacher.

ID = [79497]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Avant, Gerry. “Habit Formed to Read Book of Mormon.” Church News 57 (17 October 1987): 8-10.
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Youth form a daily habit of Book of Mormon scripture study.

ID = [79504]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-10-17  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Avant, Gerry. “Icelandic Members Have Testimonies, Faith in the Gospel.” Church News 50 (27 September 1980): 8-9.
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Missionary work in Iceland and Icelandic members are described, mentioning that they are anxious to receive the Icelandic translation of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79566]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1980-09-27  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Avant, Gerry. “Jacob: A Man of Great Faith, A Mighty Prophet.” Church News 54 (29 January 1984): 11.
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Jacob had great faith, saw a vision of the Messiah, presented powerful exhortations, and succeeded Nephi as leader of his people.

ID = [79625]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1984-01-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Avant, Gerry. “King Mosiah Began His Reign During Era of ‘Profound Peace’” Church News 58 (26 March 1988): 14.
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King Mosiah, son of Benjamin, began his reign during a period of peace, reigning over a people who were righteous.

ID = [79665]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-03-26  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Avant, Gerry. “Korean Is Like a ‘Living Treasure’ Among Members.” Church News 56 (2 February 1986): 6.
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The life story of Han In Sang who translated the Book of Mormon into Korean.

ID = [79667]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-02-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Avant, Gerry. “Lamoni Becomes a Benevolent King.” Church News 58 (21 May 1988): 14.
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Before his conversion Lamoni was a severe, harsh ruler, but after his conversion he was a peaceful, wise ruler and counselor.

ID = [79674]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-05-21  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Avant, Gerry. “Land of Promise Awaited Righteous.” Church News 58 (26 November 1988): 14.
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Relates Moroni’s teaching that the promised land is for the righteous, and that the wicked would be swept off the same land.

ID = [79676]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-11-26  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Avant, Gerry. “Last Three Nephite Kings were Men of Faith and Courage.” Church News 54 (1 April 1984): 11.
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A brief note describing the lives and contributions of the final three Nephite kings, Mosiah, Benjamin and Mosiah II.

ID = [79680]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1984-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Avant, Gerry. “Leaders Continue Legacy.” Church News 58 (30 July 1988): 14.
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Nephites follow common cultural trend in naming their sons after noble ancestors or leaders.

ID = [79686]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-07-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Avant, Gerry. “‘Listen to Warning Voices’” Church News 58 (20 August 1988): 10.
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Inhabitants of the world need to listen to the Lord’s counsel or be doomed to follow the mistakes of past peoples and nations.

ID = [78827]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-08-20  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Avant, Gerry. “The Lord Directs Jaredites on Journey to a New Land.” Church News 58 (19 November 1988): 14.
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Upon the request of the brother of Jared, the Lord did not confound the Jaredite language and he directed them in their journey to a new land.

ID = [80524]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-11-19  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Avant, Gerry. “The Lord Sends Accredited Witnesses.” Church News 59 (28 January 1989): 14.
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The Lord has always used two or three witnesses to establish his word, including when he chose the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80527]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1989-01-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Avant, Gerry. “Many Lamanites Become Righteous.” Church News 58 (4 June 1988): 14.
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Due to the preaching of the sons of Mosiah, many Lamanites converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and became righteous.

ID = [79736]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-06-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
Avant, Gerry. “Moroni Preserved Message of His Father to Church Members.” Church News 58 (3 December 1988): 14.
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Moroni preserves a sermon from his father Mormon (Moroni 7), who counsels readers to “enter the rest of the Lord”

ID = [79844]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-12-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Avant, Gerry. “Mosiah Was Appointed King over People of Zarahemla.” Church News 58 (12 March 1988): 14.
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King Mosiah and his people migrated and eventually united with the people of Zarahemla. King Mosiah became the ruler of both peoples.

ID = [79853]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-03-12  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Avant, Gerry. “Nephi Delighted in Words of Isaiah.” Church News 58 (6 February 1988): 14.
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Mentions the usage of the writings of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon and explains why Latter-day Saints should study Isaiah.

ID = [79877]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-02-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Avant, Gerry. “Nephi Grew Up in Jerusalem in Time of Solomon’s Temple.” Church News 58 (23 January 1988): 14.
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Nephi was raised in Jerusalem and the temple of Solomon would have had a great deal of religious significance is his life.

ID = [79878]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-01-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Avant, Gerry. “Nephites Were ‘Wanderers in a Strange Land’” Church News 58 (9 July 1988): 14.
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From the time of Lehi’s departure from Jerusalem until their demise, the Nephites were continually migrating, perhaps traveling thousands of miles. Perhaps they considered themselves strangers in a land far from their original home.

ID = [79891]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-07-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Avant, Gerry. “Parliament of World’s Religions: Event is ‘Greatest Gathering of Religious Leaders in History’” Church News 63 (11 September 1993): 3—4.
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Five hundred copies of the Book of Mormon in fifteen languages were distributed from the LDS church’s booth at the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

ID = [79965]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1993-09-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:53
Avant, Gerry. “President Benson Visits Puerto Rico.” Church News 57 (18 April 1987): 3, 5.
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President Benson speaks to a large group of Puerto Ricans, counseling them to use the Book of Mormon as the basis for their teaching and missionary work.

ID = [79993]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1987-04-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
Avant, Gerry. “A Priest of Noah, Alma Was Abinadi’s ‘Golden Convert’” Church News 58 (16 April 1988): 14.
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The conversion of Alma, which came due to the preaching of Abinadi, led to great spiritual ramifications that lasted for hundreds of years among the Nephites.

ID = [78917]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-04-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Avant, Gerry. “Prophet Retraces Paths of Church History.” Church News 56 (10 August 1986): 7-9.
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President Benson visits key Church history sites that are connected to the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and bears testimony of its truthfulness.

ID = [80018]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-08-10  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Avant, Gerry. “Prophet Walks Historic Paths During Ohio Visit.” Church News 56 (30 March 1986): 3-4.
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President Benson visits historic Church sites in Kirtland, Ohio, and reminds the Latter-day Saints to use the Book of Mormon in family and home life because it was written for the people of this present era.

ID = [80022]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1986-03-30  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Avant, Gerry. “Prophet Warns Against Sins of Last Days.” Church News 58 (13 February 1988): 14.
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President Benson uses the Book of Mormon to warn people that the plaguing sin of this generation is sexual immorality, and that pride is the universal sin. Both sins, however, can be combated.

ID = [80023]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-02-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Avant, Gerry. “Signs Foretell Christ’s Birth, Death.” Church News 58 (3 September 1988): 14.
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In the New World, definite signs were given of Christ’s birth and death.

ID = [80171]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-09-03  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Cowan, Richard O., Gerry Avant, and R. Scott Lloyd. “Three Nephite Disciples Have a Special Mission to Perform.” Church News 58 (15 October 1988): 10.
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Three of the Savior’s Nephite disciples remain on the earth until his second coming. The Prophet Joseph Smith testiied of their terrestrial state and that their translated bodies were designed for important future missions. Jesus gave them a promise of a still greater change to occur when he comes in his glory.

ID = [80725]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-10-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Avant, Gerry. “Two Powerful, Persuasive Prophets.” Church News 54 (6 May 1984): 11.
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The lives and conversion of Alma the Elder and Alma the Younger are recounted. Both were powerful men that turned to righteousness from wickedness and never regressed.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80755]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1984-05-06  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Avant, Gerry. “Two Sets of Plates Contain Writings From 11 Engravers.” Church News 58 (9 January 1988): 14.
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The Book of Mormon was written by 11 engravers, nine of whom worked on the small plates of Nephi, and the other two worked with Mormon’s plates.

ID = [80757]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-01-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Avant, Gerry. “‘Two-Continent Story’ Tells of Jesus Christ.” Church News 58 (10 September 1988): 14.
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The Book of Mormon supports New Testament teachings about Christ and the resurrection. [K. M.]

ID = [78837]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-09-10  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
Avant, Gerry, and Michael C. Cannon. “Valiant ‘Sons’ of Helaman.” Church News 58 (2 July 1988): 14.
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Retells the story of the 2,000 stripling warriors. The Lord helped with military strategy. Helaman was a leader during times of war and peace. President Benson counsels the young men of the Aaronic Priesthood to liken themselves spiritually to the Sons of Helaman.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
ID = [80767]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-07-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Avant, Gerry. “Wicked Nephites Reject Message.” Church News 58 (13 August 1988): 14.
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For a period of time the Lamanites were more righteous than the Nephites, and the wicked Nephites rejected the Lamanite message of righteousness.

ID = [80829]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-08-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Avant, Gerry. “Wickedness Is Not Happiness.” Church News 58 (11 June 1988): 14.
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Contrary to popular belief, when you are being wicked and having fun you are not creating happiness.

ID = [80830]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-06-11  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Avant, Gerry. “Young Women of Zarahemla.” Church News 58 (23 April 1988): 14.
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Alma the Younger, onetime foe to the Church, was converted to the Gospel and became a leader and faithful member of the same Church.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80846]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-04-23  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Avery, W. B. E. “A Letter on the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 98, no. 38 (17 September 1936): 605.
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A letter by a non- member of the Church who was impressed by the Book of Mormon and after reading it understood more fully what Mormons believe.

ID = [81447]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1936-09-17  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
Axelgard, Frederick W. “1 and 2 Nephi: An Inspiring Whole.” Brigham Young University Studies 26, no. 4 (1986): 53-65.
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A common method to scripture study among Latter-day Saints is to search a broad range of verses by topic. While certainly useful, such a fragmented approach does not illuminate thematic elements and patterns that emerge only when surveying entire sections of scripture. To illustrate, the author of this article analyzes the first two books in the Book of Mormon, 1 and 2 Nephi. He suggests that Nephi was following an outline, and he identifies two dominant themes: Nephi’s emphasis on record keeping and his constant association between events of his own time and events recorded in ancient scriptures. The author concludes that a more holistic approach to scripture study presents challenges to the reader but has great merit.

Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy; Prophet; Recordkeeping; Structure
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
ID = [10299]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1986-01-04  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 729  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:09
Axelgard, Frederick W. “More Than Meets the Eye: How Nephite Prophets Managed the Jaredite Legacy.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
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This paper looks closely and critically at how the Nephite prophets dealt with the records of the Jaredites as the text of the Book of Mormon itself presents these dealings. 1 It questions unspoken assumptions that often pervade discussions of these records and of how record keepers from King Mosiah2 to Moroni managed them. It asks, for example, whether Mormon could realistically have taken on the task of preparing the abridgment of Jaredite history found in the book of Ether. It also challenges the idea that Moroni wrote the book of Ether only because Mormon did not have time to do so, suggesting instead that Moroni’s role in preserving the Jaredite legacy was his own unique commission from the Lord. These questions are part of my appeal for a fundamental reconsideration of the roles played by the key actors who handled the Jaredite records.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
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