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Interpreting Interpreter: Nephite Scribal Paths

16 hours 35 minutes ago

This post is a summary of the article “The Last Nephite Scribes” by Noel B. Reynolds in Volume 53 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 Noel Reynolds presents a detailed description of scribal activities in the Book […]

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Kyler Rasmussen

Understanding How the Scriptures Came to Be

16 hours 41 minutes ago

Review of Michael R. Ash, Rethinking Revelation and the Human Element in Scripture: The Prophet’s Role as Creative Co-Author (Redding, CA: FAIRLatterDaySaints.org, 2021). 770 pages. $34.95 (paperback). Abstract: A new book by Mike Ash examines to what degree the human mind is involved in receiving revelation. Ash sums up his view by saying, “prophets have a special calling, […]

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Jennifer Roach

The Last Nephite Scribes

16 hours 47 minutes ago

Abstract In an earlier paper, I concluded that Lehi and Nephi were highly trained Josephite scribes and were associated with an official Jerusalem scribal school that preserved ancient Manassite traditions. There they acquired advanced writing skills and classical Hebrew and Egyptian, which would become the scriptural languages of the Nephite peoples. These they maintained in the […]

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Noel B. Reynolds

Why Is Isaiah 53 the Crown Jewel of the Old Testament? (Part 2 of 2)

1 day 15 hours ago

  This two-part essay is focused on four questions: Why, in contrast to many who study this chapter, can Latter-day Saints be confident that the Isaiah’s description of the Righteous Servant refers to Jesus Christ? Apart from the vivid word pictures in individual verses, what is the big picture being painted by Isaiah 53 (and […]

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Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Conference Talks: The Divine Handclasp in the Hebrew Bible and in Ancient Near Eastern Iconography

2 days 16 hours ago

David Calabro explores what he describes as the “divine handclasp” in the Hebrew Bible. The term refers to a handclasp between God and his human servant that had a place in ancient Israelite temple worship.

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Nibley Lectures: Time Vindicates the Prophets — Prophets and Martyrs

3 days 14 hours ago

Between March 7th and October 17th in 1954, Hugh Nibley delivered a series of 30 weekly lectures on KSL Radio that were also published as pamphlets. The series called “Time Vindicates the Prophets” was given in answer to those who were challenging the right of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 41 (Isaiah 58–66)

3 days 16 hours ago

This is an Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 41, “The Redeemer Shall Come to Zion” on Isaiah 58–66. The panelists for this roundtable were Steve Densley, Mark Johnson and Matthew Bowen. This roundtable was extracted from the August 28th broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show may be heard at […]

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Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 41

3 days 18 hours ago

Isaiah 58:1-12 An Appropriate Fast and its Blessings This chapter offers helpful teachings about what is a true fast (verses 3-12) and what is a true Sabbath (verses 13-14). In verse 1 the Lord instructed Isaiah to “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression.” This […]

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Jonn Claybaugh

Why Is Isaiah 53 the Crown Jewel of the Old Testament? (Part 1 of 2)

4 days 10 hours ago

  Introduction Since I was a young boy, I have loved Isaiah 53. There are three reasons that I like to call it the “crown jewel” of the Old Testament: Its literary beauty—both in the original, sometimes obscure, Hebrew text and in its magnificent King James Bible translation—the latter best experienced musically in listening to […]

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Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 23: Why did Martin Harris Join So Many Churches?

6 days 9 hours ago

Martin Harris was away from the church for many years before finally returning. Critics have tried to use the fact that he joined other denominations as something that invalidates his testimony of The Book of Mormon. What's the real story here?

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Interpreting Interpreter: For Their Good

1 week ago

This post is a summary of the article ““For Their Good Have I Written Them”: The Onomastic Allusivity and Literary Function of 2 Nephi 25:8” by Matthew L. Bowen in Volume 53 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 […]

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Kyler Rasmussen

The Continuing Saga of Saints

1 week ago

Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days: Volume 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent: 1893–1955 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2022). 757 pages. $6.90 (paperback). Abstract: Volume 3 of Saints is a readable and engaging narrative discussing a dynamic and transitional period of the […]

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Craig L. Foster

“For Their Good Have I Written Them”: The Onomastic Allusivity and Literary Function of 2 Nephi 25:8

1 week ago

Abstract: Nephi’s writings exhibit a distinctive focus on “good” and divine “goodness,” reflecting the meaning of Nephi’s Egyptian name (derived from nfr) meaning “good,” “goodly,” “fine,” or “fair.” Beyond the inclusio playing on his own name in terms of “good” and “goodness” (1 Nephi 1:1; 2 Nephi 33:3–4, 10, 12), he uses a similar inclusio (2 Nephi 5:30–31; 25:7–8) to frame and demarcate […]

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Matthew L. Bowen

Interpreter Radio Show — September 11, 2022

1 week 3 days ago

  In this episode, our hosts Terry Hutchinson and Martin Tanner with guest Cheryl Bruno discussed Cheryl’s book Method Infinite: Freemasonry and the Mormon Restoration. You can listen to or download the September 11th 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 […]

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Interpreter Radio Show — September 4, 2022

1 week 3 days ago

  In this episode, our hosts Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen O. Smoot and Hales Swift discussed articles in the latest issue of BYU Studies quarterly. You can listen to or download the September 4th 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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Interpreter Radio Show — August 28, 2022

1 week 3 days ago

  In this episode, our hosts Steve Densley, Mark Johnson, Matthew Bowen and guest host Loren Spendlove discussed Loren’s article in the Interpreter Journal titled “There Is No Beauty That We Should Desire Him”. You can listen to or download the August 28th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included […]

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Interpreter Radio Show — August 21, 2022

1 week 3 days ago

  In this episode, our hosts Bruce Webster and Kris Frederickson discussed Daniel Peterson’s article “Should I Be My Brother’s Keeper? Yes and No” in the Interpreter Journal. You can listen to or download the August 21st broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The […]

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Nibley Lectures: Time Vindicates the Prophets — The Prophets and the Search for God

1 week 3 days ago

Between March 7th and October 17th in 1954, Hugh Nibley delivered a series of 30 weekly lectures on KSL Radio that were also published as pamphlets. The series called “Time Vindicates the Prophets” was given in answer to those who were challenging the right of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

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