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An Exceptional Example of the Richness of Church History

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Review of Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Emer Harris & Dennison Lott Harris: Owner of the First Copy of the Book of Mormon, Witness of the “Last Charge” of Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2023). 235 pages, 67 illustrations, appendix, references, $29.00 (paperback). Abstract: Jeffrey Bradshaw has, in a single well-researched volume, provided a gift […]

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Susan Easton Black

Interpreting Interpreter: Captain Moroni’s Hidden Debates

2 days 19 hours ago

This post is a summary of the article “The Unwritten Debates in Moroni1’s Letter” by Morgan Deane in Volume 61 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. All of the Interpreting Interpreter articles may be seen at https://interpreterfoundation.org/category/summaries/. An introduction to the Interpreting Interpreter series is available at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreting-interpreter-on-abstracting-thought/.   The Takeaway […]

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Kyler Rasmussen

The Unwritten Debates in Moroni1’s Letter

2 days 19 hours ago

Abstract: Moroni1’s letter in Alma 60 is not simply an angry and intemperate screed against the government; it also responds to arguments about just tactics (what modern readers would call ethics) taking place among Nephite leaders at this time. Moroni1’s letter argues for his preferred strategies of active defense and ambush, while interpreting defeat as […]

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Morgan Deane

Hugh Nibley Observed: Hugh Nibley and the Bible: “Look! And I Looked”

3 days 19 hours ago

“In his lecture in this series, Alex Nibley confided that he resigned from family home evening because of the strangers and foreigners who invaded the Nibley home on Monday evenings. Alex, as you recall, I was one of those people.” Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article originally appeared in Hugh Nibley Observed, […]

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Conference Talks: “Enoch Walked with God, and He Was Not”

4 days 19 hours ago

Jared W. Ludlow spoke at the Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses Conference on Saturday, September 19, 2020 about “‘Enoch Walked with God, and He Was Not’: Where Did Enoch Go After Genesis?” His paper traces the reception history and development of the figure of Enoch in some of the later Pseudepigrapha. It […]

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Nibley Lectures: Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 17

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This week, we have lectures 27 through 29 from Hugh Nibley’s Book of Mormon classes at Brigham Young University, covering Omni through Mosiah 5. During 1988, 1989, and 1990, Hugh Nibley taught Honors Book of Mormon classes for four semesters at Brigham Young University. The lectures were video-taped and audio cassettes and printed transcripts were […]

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Interpreter Radio: The Book of Mormon in Context Lesson 17

5 days 19 hours ago

  In the March 31st Come, Follow Me segment of the Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts Martin Tanner and Terry Hutchinson discuss Book of Mormon lesson 17, “Filled with Love towards God and All Men” covering Mosiah 1-3. You can listen to or download the Book of Mormon in Context segment of the March 31 […]

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Study and Teaching Helps — 2024 Book of Mormon Lesson 17

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Editor’s Note: Four years ago, Jonn Claybaugh began writing the Study and Teaching Helps series of articles for Interpreter. We now have these wonderful and useful posts for all four years of Come, Follow Me lessons. Beginning this year we will be reposting these articles, with dates, lesson numbers, and titles updated for the current […]

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Jonn Claybaugh

Interpreter Radio Show — April 7, 2024

6 days 19 hours ago

  In the April 7, 2024 episode of The Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts are Brent Schmidt, Hales Swift, and Martin Tanner. They discuss General Conference and Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon lesson 18. You can listen to or download the April 7th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. These audio tracks are […]

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Hearing the Voice of the Lord in the Mind #7: Additional Testimonies

1 week 1 day ago

Introduction ⎜ Part 2 ⎜ Part 3 | Part 4 ⎜ Part 5 ⎜ Part 6 | Part 7 See the Introductory blog (#1) for explanation about this series on hearing the voice of the Lord in the mind. The below are additional accounts shared by those who have experienced this spiritual gift and have thereby been able to bless and enlighten others. Most of these are […]

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Dennis B. Horne

Interpreting Interpreter: Naming the Good

1 week 2 days ago

This post is a summary of the article ““Our Great God Has in Goodness Sent These”: Notes on the Goodness of God, the Didactic Good of Nephi’s Small Plates, and Anti-Nephi-Lehi’s Renaming” by Matthew L. Bowen and Pedro A. Olavarria in Volume 61 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. All of […]

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Kyler Rasmussen

“Our Great God Has in Goodness Sent These”: Notes on the Goodness of God, the Didactic Good of Nephi’s Small Plates, and Anti-Nephi-Lehi’s Renaming

1 week 2 days ago

Abstract: Anti-Nephi-Lehi’s speech (Alma 24:7–16) reveals multiple allusions to significant texts in Nephi’s small plates record. Thus, when he declares “I thank my God, my beloved people, that our great God has in goodness sent these our brethren, the Nephites, unto us to preach unto us,” he appears to allude to an inclusio that bookends […]

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Matthew L. Bowen

Hugh Nibley Observed: Nibley and the Environment

1 week 3 days ago

“I am honored to participate in this lecture series remembering the studies, life, and legacy of Professor Hugh Nibley. I did not have the privilege of personally knowing Professor Nibley. He retired before I joined the faculty at BYU, but I do happen to have two stories to contribute to the corpus of Nibley lore—both […]

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Conference Talks: “This Thing Is a Similitude”

1 week 4 days ago

David M. Calabro spoke at the Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses Conference on Saturday, September 19, 2020 about “‘This Thing Is a Similitude’: A Typological Approach to Moses 5:1–15 and Ancient Apocryphal Literature.” His paper examines similarities between the account of the sacrifice and epiphany of the first parents in Moses 5:1-15 […]

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Nibley Lectures: Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 16

1 week 5 days ago

This week, we have lectures 25 through 27 from Hugh Nibley’s Book of Mormon classes at Brigham Young University, covering Jacob 5—7 through Mosiah 1. During 1988, 1989, and 1990, Hugh Nibley taught Honors Book of Mormon classes for four semesters at Brigham Young University. The lectures were video-taped and audio cassettes and printed transcripts […]

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