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The cover of the Joseph Smith Papers Documents Volume 12.
Last week saw the publication of the latest volume of the ongoing Joseph Smith Papers Project. According to a press note released by the Church Historian’s Press, Documents, Volume 12: March–July 1843 “reveals a period of astonishing busyness as Joseph Smith grappled with legal challenges while he continued to fulfill his leadership roles in the church and the city of Nauvoo.” This...
Hugh Nibley and Arabia.
You may purchase Hugh Nibley Observed from Amazon , The FAIR Bookstore , or Eborn Books . This is the second of eight weekly blog posts published in honor of the life and work of Hugh Nibley (1910–2005). The series is in honor of the new, landmark book, Hugh Nibley Observed , available in softcover, hardback, digital, and audio editions. Each week our post is accompanied by interviews...
Cover of Hugh Nibley Observed
For more information on the book, visit https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/ Today, April 1, is not only April Fool’s Day (an irony Hugh Nibley would appreciate), but also the eleventh anniversary since the appearance of the nineteenth and last volume of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley , entitled One Eternal Round. This book was Hugh’s master work, decades in the making...
The Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. Image via Adobe Stock.
In 2016, as we were wrapping up our first year of publications, Book of Mormon Central published a compilation book of our Christmas-themed KnoWhys entitled, “Because There Was No Darkness” – The Birth of Christ: A Book of Mormon Perspective. Now, as 2020 draws to a close, we are excited to publish a second edition of that book , containing the original KnoWhys, as well as several...
Covers of Illuminating the Jaredite Records and Building Faith Like the Brother of Jared.
As we enter the Book of Ether, in many ways we venture into uncharted territory. The account of the Jaredites disrupts the Book of Mormon narrative by launching us into an epic flashback. It also introduces us to a completely different civilization from the Nephites that by now are very familiar. Yet at the same time, the tragic story of the Jaredites was persistently on the mind of Mormon, who...
Cover of Joseph Smith Papers Documents Volume 11.
The Joseph Smith Papers Project has published the newest volume in the Documents series of this monumental documentary history undertaking of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 11: September 1842­–February 1843 , edited by Spencer W. McBride, Jeffrey D. Mahas, Brett D. Dowdle, and Tyson Reeder, historians for the Church...
Cover of Don Parry's Preserved in Translation
President Russell M. Nelson has said, “Because the Book of Mormon is a translation of a modified Hebrew language, it contains many Hebraisms.” 1 A new book by Dr. Donald W. Parry, Preserved in Translation: Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon (Deseret Book and BYU Religious Studies Center) provides numerous examples that support this claim. For more than 25...
The cover of Experiencing a Mighty Change of Heart: Alma's Guide to Deep, Lasting Conversion.
John W. Welch has teamed up with Ed J. Pinegar for the first time to bring together an inspiring book on the dozens of questions Alma asks in Alma 5. Experiencing a Mighty Change of Heart: Alma’s Guide to a Deep, Lasting Conversion is sure to increase your appreciation and awe at Alma’s eloquence and prophetic guidance. Alma 5 contains Alma the Younger’s speech to the people in...
Cover of Joseph Smith Papers Documents Volume 10.
The Church Historian’s Press has announced the publication of a new volume in the Documents series of the Joseph Smith Papers Project. Under the editorship of historians Elizabeth A. Kuehn, Jordan T. Watkins, Matthew C. Godfrey, and Mason K. Allred, The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 10: May–August 1842 compiles papers dating to the summer of 1842 and “covers a time during which...
Cover of the new Pearl of Great Price Central ebook, Insights into Joseph Smith's First Vision
Slightly modified from the foreword to Insights into Joseph Smith’s First Vision Joseph Smith’s First Vision of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ occupies a foundationally important position in the lives and faith of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successive generations of latter-day prophets and apostles have testified of the consummate significance...