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Interpreting Interpreter: A Prepared Vessel

2 days 16 hours ago

This post is a summary of the article “Liahona: ‘Prepared of the Lord, a Compass’” by Calvin D. Tolman in Volume 51 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. An introduction to the Interpreting Interpreter series is available at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreting-interpreter-on-abstracting-thought/.   The Takeaway Tolman presents a fresh translation of the word Liahona, […]

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Kyler Rasmussen

Liahona: “Prepared of the Lord, a Compass”

2 days 16 hours ago

Abstract: This study assesses some of the interpretations of the name Liahona, which are unsatisfactory from a linguistic perspective. Since a dialect of Hebrew is the most likely underlying language of the Book of Mormon, the approach taken in this study parses the word Liahona into three meaningful segments in Hebrew: l-iah-ona; a Biblical Hebrew transliteration would […]

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Calvin D. Tolman

Interpreter Radio Show — April 17, 2022

5 days 12 hours ago

  In this episode, our hosts Martin Tanner, Kris Fredrickson, and Michael Parker discussed Easter. You can listen to or download the April 17th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The second portion of the show is a roundtable discussing the upcoming Come Follow […]

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Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 9

5 days 14 hours ago

In 1990, Hugh Nibley presented a series of twelve lectures on Facsimile 2 in the Pearl of Great Price. The lectures occurred almost weekly beginning on June 27, first in the Maeser Building and later in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. All 12 recordings are available immediately as follows: In the Complete Bibliography for Hugh […]

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 22 (Joshua 1–8; 23–24)

5 days 16 hours ago

This is an Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 22, “Be Strong and of a Good Courage” on Joshua 1–8; 23–24. The panelists for this roundtable were Martin Tanner, Kris Fredrickson, and Michael Parker. This roundtable was extracted from the April 17th broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show may be […]

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Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 22

5 days 18 hours ago

Joshua 1 “Be Strong” The name Joshua comes from the Hebrew Yehoshuah or Yeshua, meaning “God is deliverance” or “God is salvation.” It corresponds to the Aramaic name Yeshua, from which we derive the name Jesus (Jesus likely spoke Aramaic as His native language). The events in the book of Joshua took place in about […]

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Jonn Claybaugh

Two Firesides on the Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

5 days 19 hours ago

Stories of the Saints in the DR Congo: “Why I Believe” Live/virtual fireside, Boise Idaho Mission, 13 February 2022 In this presentation, an update of a presentation made a few years ago at a FAIR conference, I share six stories about loving, courageous, and faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

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Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Undaunted Witnesses Episode 4: Joseph Smith: Man, Prophet—or Both?

1 week 1 day ago

As an uneducated farm boy claiming to see God the Father, Jesus Christ, and various angels, Joseph Smith also claimed to translate an ancient record and receive modern revelation. Experiencing sorrow and failure as well as joy and success in his abbreviated life, he was eventually killed by a mob for his beliefs. Can someone be both very human and also a mouthpiece for God?

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“Our Creator’s Cosmos” – Neal A. Maxwell (2002) — Copy

1 week 2 days ago

On August 13 2002, Elder Neal A Maxwell delivered an address at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators Conference at Brigham Young University. Through the good offices of Jeff Bradshaw, we have obtained and posted on YouTube the following full-length video of the meeting that day plus a short video of highlights from […]

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Interpreting Interpreter: Captain Moroni’s Spiteful Spare

1 week 2 days ago

This post is a summary of the article “‘Can You Suppose That the Lord Will Spare You?’: Moroni’s Charged Rhetoric in Alma 60:30–32” by Matthew L. Bowen in Volume 51 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. An introduction to the Interpreting Interpreter series is available at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreting-interpreter-on-abstracting-thought/.   The Takeaway Bowen […]

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Kyler Rasmussen

“Can You Suppose That the Lord Will Spare You?”: Moroni’s Charged Rhetoric in Alma 60:30–32

1 week 2 days ago

Abstract: Under the duress of a lengthy war, and prompted by recent Lamanite military successes, as well as incensed at the government’s failure to resupply Helaman’s armies with provisions and to send men to reinforce the city Nephihah, Moroni sent a second scathing letter to the leaders of the Nephite nation in the Nephite capital city Zarahemla. […]

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Matthew L. Bowen

Now Available! The Softbound, Second Edition of The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text

1 week 4 days ago

Yale University Press has now published the second edition of The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text, as a trade paperback, edited by Royal Skousen. After five printings of the hardback edition (from 2009 through 2020), Yale University Press has decided to issue this durable softbound edition, which has a somewhat smaller format (6 × […]

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Nibley Lectures: One Eternal Round — Lesson 8

1 week 5 days ago

In 1990, Hugh Nibley presented a series of twelve lectures on Facsimile 2 in the Pearl of Great Price. The lectures occurred almost weekly beginning on June 27, first in the Maeser Building and later in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. All 12 recordings are available immediately as follows: In the Complete Bibliography for Hugh […]

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 21 (Deuteronomy 6–8; 15; 18; 29–30; 34)

1 week 5 days ago

This is an Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 21, “Beware Lest Thou Forget the Lord” on Deuteronomy 6–8; 15; 18; 29–30; 34. The panelists for this roundtable were Terry Hutchinson, John Gee and Kevin Christensen. This roundtable was extracted from the April 10th broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show […]

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Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 21

1 week 5 days ago

The Book of Deuteronomy Introduction The word “Deuteronomy” comes from Greek and means “second law” or “repeated law.” The book contains three discourses given by Moses, in chapters 1-4: chapters 5-26; and chapters 27-30. The setting is about one month before the children of Israel are to enter the land of Canaan (see 1:1). The […]

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Jonn Claybaugh

Interpreter Radio Show — April 10, 2022

1 week 6 days ago

  In this episode, our hosts Terry Hutchinson, John Gee and Kevin Christensen discussed the Holy Week. They also discussed rabbinical innuendos and Joseph of Egypt. You can listen to or download the April 10th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The second portion […]

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Undaunted Witnesses Episode 3: David Whitmer, Witness

2 weeks 1 day ago

David Whitmer was one of the Three Witnesses, from a whole family of witnesses of the Gold Plates. Yet after falling out with Joseph Smith, David left the Church and never returned. But he also never denied his testimony of the Book of Mormon—and, in fact, emphatically repeated that witness countless times through the remainder of his life.

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Rich Vein or Fools Gold?

2 weeks 2 days ago

Review of Patrick Q. Mason and J. David Pulsipher, Proclaim Peace: The Restoration’s Answer to an Age of Conflict (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2021). 290 pages $19.99 (softcover). Abstract: Proclaim Peace is the first full-length volume discussing nonviolent theology in Latter-day Saint thought. It seeks […]

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Morgan Deane

An Elegant Book on Gifts, Gifting, and Remembering

2 weeks 2 days ago

Review of David F. Holland, Moroni: A Brief Theological Introduction (Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2021). 147 pages. $9.95 (paperback). Abstract: David Holland, the youngest son of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, is the John Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School. Consistent with his training and […]

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Louis C. Midgley
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