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KnoWhy OTL13C — Is There Any Evidence in Egyptian Sources for the Exodus?

2 months ago
An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13: Bondage, Passover, and Exodus (Exodus 1-3; 5-6; 11-14): Most of the evidence for the historical Exodus comes indirectly from general archaeological findings and analysis of biblical texts. Is there any specific evidence for the reality and timing of the Exodus that can be corroborated from Egyptian sources?
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

“Thou Art the Fruit of My Loins”: The Interrelated Symbolism and Meanings of the Names Joseph and Ephraim in Ancient Scripture - Matthew L. Bowen

2 months 1 week ago
Abstract: To the ancient Israelite ear, the name Ephraim sounded like or connoted “doubly fruitful.” Joseph explains the naming of his son Ephraim in terms of the Lord’s having “caused [him] to be fruitful” (Genesis 41:52). The “fruitfulness” motif in … Continue reading →
Matthew L. Bowen

Glimpses of Nauvoo with Christopher Blythe

2 months 1 week ago
Christopher James Blythe is a volume editor of the Documents series of The Joseph Smith Papers. He completed a PhD in American religious history from Florida State University, an MA in history from Utah State University, and BA degrees in religious studies and anthropology from Utah State University and Texas A&M University, respectively. He is […]
LDS Perspectives

Interpreter Radio Show — April 8, 2018

2 months 1 week ago
The April 8 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Steve Densley with guests Dan Peterson, Allen Wyatt and Kevin Christensen. Topics discussed included the new book Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, the recently completed Book of Mormon Central Conference, and impressions from General Conference.
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Interpreter Radio Show — April 1, 2018

2 months 2 weeks ago
The April 1 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Martin Tanner with Neal Rappleye, Bruce Webster, Mike Parker, and Jasmine Jimenez. Topics discussed included the numerous changes at General Conference, themes of General Conference, increased prominence of women's contributions to Church governance, Easter vs. the meaning of "resurrection morning," discussion about what a change to a "two hour block" would mean, and scriptural literacy.
Administration

Enhanced Options Added to Blog Posts, KnoWhys, and Other Pages

2 months 3 weeks ago
We are pleased to announce the addition of tools to the The Interpreter Foundation website that allow you to download and share our content in a variety of formats, much as has been available on the Interpreter Journal site for many years. These capabilities are accessed through the expanded social media bar on the left […]
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Interpreter Radio Show — March 25, 2018

2 months 3 weeks ago
The March 18 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by hosted by Steve Densley with guests Bruce Webster, Craig Foster, and Tim Guyman. The discussion focused on favorite books related to Church history and Book of Mormon historicity.
Administration

Beauty for Ashes – Scott Livingston

2 months 3 weeks ago
Scott Livingston is an independent scholar whose gospel studies have been largely fueled by his ecclesiastical ministry. He is currently a Stake President, and many of the recurring concerns that surface as he counsels with individuals and couples led him to write the book Beauty for Ashes: Learning from Christ How to Endure Life’s Greatest […]
LDS Perspectives

God’s Laughter

3 months ago
Ancient and modern scriptures aver that humans resemble God, but the strength of the resemblance is a matter of uncertainty and serious debate. We have scriptural accounts of Jesus speaking, eating, and sleeping just as humans do, but there are no records of him engaging in other common human activities like dancing or laughing. The purpose of this note is to investigate the evidence for whether Jesus ever laughed and whether God can laugh.
Bradford Tuckfield

Interpreter Radio Show — March 18, 2018

3 months ago
The March 18 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Dan Peterson with guests Kris Fredericton, Hales Swift, Kevin Christensen and Martin Tanner. A wide range of topics were discussed, including Doctrine & Covenants Section 1, the place of scholarship, depression, perfection, and preparing for General Conference.
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