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Portrait of Isaiah the Prophet. Images generated by Midjourney.
When Jesus Christ visited the people of the Book of Mormon, he expressed his appreciation for the prophecies recorded by Isaiah, called his words “great,” and commanded the people to diligently study them (see 3 Nephi 23:1). As we move into studying the Book of Isaiah in the coming weeks for the Come, Follow Me curriculum, Book of Mormon Central is pleased to share many resources that will help...
From left to right: The ScripturPlus app, Come Follow Me app, Gospel Learning app, Gospel Library app, Book of Mormon app.
In March 2018, Book of Mormon Central spent a day at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California learning from Latter-day Saint Googlers. We posed the question “If you wanted to share the wonder of the Book of Mormon with billions of God’s children worldwide, what would you do?” The unanimous response from these social media experts was “Build an app.” Now, a little over four years later, we...
Screenshot from Book of Mormon Central Evidence Video on the elevation of Jerusalem.
Sometimes it is the finer details that count. Throughout the Bible, journeys toward Jerusalem are described as going up while journeys away from Jerusalem are described as going down . With impressive consistency, this same distinction shows up repeatedly in Nephi’s account of his family’s travels. To find out how this subtle detail helps support the authenticity of the Book of Mormon, click on...
Screenshot of the latest video from Evidence Central on the Book of Mormon's Mulek.
The Book of Mormon states that King Zedekiah had a son named Mulek who, unlike his brothers, avoided execution when Babylon conquered Jerusalem in 587 BC. On its face, this claim may seem rather doubtful, and perhaps even unbelievable. After all, the King James Bible doesn’t say anything about Mulek, and some people question whether many biblical figures ever really existed. But not all is as it...
Illustration from Evidence Central's new video on the Prophetic Perfect. Artwork by Katie Payne.
On some occasions, prophets in the Bible would speak of future events as if they had already transpired. Scholars sometimes refer to this manner of prophesying as the “prophetic perfect” because, grammatically speaking, it uses the past tense or past participle verb forms (present and past perfect tenses).
Image of the "Ishmael" stela.
Several years ago, around 2013–2014 (I confess, I do not remember exactly when), I was in one of those pointless online arguments we’ve all fallen trap to at one time or another. I do not really recall who it was with or what exactly it was about, but it must have had something to do with evidence for the Book of Mormon because I was rehearsing all the evidence (as I then understood it) for...
Portraits of the Three Witnesses Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris, and David Whitmer.
As Joseph Smith finished the translation of the Book of Mormon, three of his closest supporters—Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery, and David Whitmer—were chosen by revelation as special witnesses of the Book of Mormon ( Doctrine and Covenants 17 ). An angel showed them the golden plates from which the book was translated ( Testimony of Three Witnesses ). In addition, eight others were permitted to...
Elvish Book of Mormon
In a landmark move from the almost 200 year-old church, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on April 1st that the translation department will begin working on a Book of Mormon in the Elvish language. Sam Gamgee, an employee from the Church Translation department, explained that this new translation sparks from an uptick in investigators from Middle Earth. Unable...
Image via Book of Mormon Central.
Researching a topic is infinitely more complicated today than it was before the advent of the internet. Back in the day, if we wanted to look into something, we had to go to libraries and bookstores and actively seek out the “best books”. There were librarians and professors to help know where to look and which sources to trust. Today, we can almost accidently fall into a “...
President Russell M. Nelson
During the October 2018 Women's Session of General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson said, "I invite you to read the Book of Mormon, between now and the end of the year. As impossible as that may seem, with all you are trying to manage in life, if you will accept this invitation with full-purpose of heart the Lord will help you find a way to achieve it. And as you prayerfully study, I...