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The cover of Part 4 of Volume 3 of the Critical Text Project: The History of the Text of the Book of Mormon. Photograph by Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Royal Skousen will be presenting a lecture on the history of the text of the Book of Mormon at Brigham Young University. Royal Skousen is a professor of Linguistics at Brigham Young University and has spent years studying the text of the Book of Mormon to look for variants and textual patterns. This lecture will particularly explore the King James Quotations in the...
Image of Danish flag and Book of Mormon via Book of Mormon Central
In this video, Book of Mormon Central research associate Jonathon Riley had the chance to sit down with collector Reid Moon. Some Latter-day Saints may not be aware that Danish was the first foreign language into which the Book of Mormon was translated. Did you know there was a prominent - and funny - error that made into the first edition of the Danish Book of Mormon? Watch them discuss the...
Reformed Egyptian compilation by BMC
The prophet Moroni indicated that he and his father Mormon wrote their abridgement of the Nephite records in a script called “reformed Egyptian” ( Mormon 9:32 ). Latter-day Saints are often fascinated (and sometimes perplexed) with figuring out what “reformed Egyptian” was or how it worked. Skeptics of the Book of Mormon, on the other hand, often dismiss “reformed Egyptian” as a fabrication by...
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Easily some of the most beloved and popular books in recent memory, the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling has charmed and captivated millions of fans around the world. English-speaking readers of the series, however, may take for granted the intense and sometimes frustrating task of translating the series into other languages. As the following video explains, the presence of English...