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Many Witnesses Testify of the Resurrection of Christ

19 hours 38 minutes ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 25: “He Is Risen”     Transcript Few events are as well attested as the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. I will go through a few of the scriptural highlights and take the opportunity to highlight the added witnesses of the Restoration to the Resurrection of Christ. To […]
Hales Swift

“And They Shall Be Had Again”: Onomastic Allusions to Joseph in Moses 1:41 in View of the So-called Canon Formula

3 days 19 hours ago
Abstract: Moses 1:41 echoes or plays on the etymological meaning of the name Joseph — “may he [Yahweh] add,” as the Lord foretells to Moses the raising up of a future figure through whom the Lord’s words, after having been “taken” (away) from the book that Moses would write, “shall be had again among the children […]
Matthew L. Bowen

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 26

4 days 19 hours ago
This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 26, “Ye Shall Be Witnesses unto Me,” covering Acts 1–5. Panelists for this roundtable were Bruce Webster, Kris Frederickson and Mike Parker. This roundtable was extracted from the June 16, 2019 broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show may be heard […]
Administration

Prospering in the Land: A Comparison of Covenant Promises in Leviticus and First Nephi 2

1 week 3 days ago
Abstract: A careful examination of the Abrahamic covenant, as contained in Leviticus 26, and the covenant established with the Lehites during their exodus to the New World, found in 1 Nephi 2, shows deliberate similarities. These similarities are important to understand, as the role of covenant is central in both ancient Israelite practice and current […]
Kerry Muhlestein

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 25

1 week 5 days ago
This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 25, “He Is Risen,” covering Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20-21. Panelists for this roundtable were Martin Tanner, John Gee and Kevin Christensen. This roundtable was extracted from the June 9, 2019 broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete […]
Administration

The Institution of the Sacrament

1 week 5 days ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 23: “Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt”     Transcript In Mark 14, Matthew 26, Luke 22 and 3 Nephi 18, we have accounts of Jesus instituting the sacrament among his apostles (in the first three) and the Nephites (in the final example). He lays […]
Hales Swift

DNA Helps Solve a Historical Question about Joseph Smith

1 week 6 days ago
Readers may be interested in a recently published peer-reviewed study appearing in Forensic Science International: Genetics, the journal of the International Society for Forensic Genetics. The article, entitled “Resolving a 150-year-old paternity case in Mormon history using DTC autosomal DNA testing of distant relatives,” examines the oft-repeated claim that Joseph Smith, Jr., was the biological […]
Allen Wyatt

A Review of the Annotated Edition of the Book of Mormon (Postscript)

2 weeks ago
I am grateful for the responses to my series reviewing the Annotated Edition of the Book of Mormon. They have come to me both as public comments on different posts in the series and as personal communications (both online and in person). They have given me an opportunity for reflection and have confirmed to me that there is considerable interest among Latter-day Saints for the subjects discussed in my review.
Stephen O. Smoot

A Review of the Annotated Edition of the Book of Mormon (Part 8)

2 weeks 3 days ago
As this review demonstrates, the Annotated Edition of the Book of Mormon is riddled with misinformation, misrepresentation, special pleading, and a host of additional dubious and erroneous claims. These many problems are not simply innocuous mistakes. They represent an egregious disregard for the even the most basic standards of scholarship.
Stephen O. Smoot

“Yes, It’s True, But I Don’t Think They Like to Hear it Quite That Way”: What Spencer W. Kimball Told Elaine Cannon

2 weeks 3 days ago
Abstract: Elaine Cannon, who was general president of the Young Women some four decades ago, had an interesting conversation with President Spencer W. Kimball in 1978. According to Sister Cannon’s firsthand account, President Kimball revealed important insight into how he thought about himself as the prophet as well as how he thought leaders should talk […]
Duane Boyce

A Review of the Annotated Edition of the Book of Mormon (Part 6)

2 weeks 4 days ago
One of the foundational claims of Rod Meldrum for his "heartland" model of Book of Mormon geography is that modern science has verified a genetic link between native peoples of North America and those of the Middle East. Meldrum uses this evidence to bolster his argument that the events described in the Book of Mormon took place around the Great Lakes region of the United States and that the remnant of Lehi's seed can be identified with specific North American Indian tribes.
Stephen O. Smoot

Interpreter Radio Show — June 2, 2019

2 weeks 4 days ago
The June 2 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Spencer Marsh and Hales Swift who discussed Epistamology, the upcoming FairMormon Conference as well as a Come, Follow Me roundtable for lesson 24.
Administration

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 24

2 weeks 4 days ago
This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 24, “It Is Finished,” covering Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23 and John 19. Panelists for this roundtable were Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Spencer Marsh and Hales Swift. This roundtable was extracted from the June 2, 2019 broadcast of Interpreter Radio. […]
Administration

A Review of the Annotated Edition of the Book of Mormon (Part 4)

2 weeks 5 days ago
At its most basic definition, "parallelomania refers to a phenomenon (mania) where authors perceive apparent similarities and construct parallels and analogies allegedly without historical basis." In literary criticism, including biblical criticism, parallelomania has been described as "that extravagance among scholars which first overdoes the supposed similarity in passages and then proceeds to describe source and derivation as if implying literary connection flowing in an inevitable or predetermined direction."
Stephen O. Smoot
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