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Cover of The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text, Second Edition, edited by Royal Skousen and published by Yale University Press.
Author Royal Skousen has made it his life's work to bring readers back to the original text of the Book of Mormon. From the Original Manuscript to the current LDS edition of the Book of Mormon, various changes have made their way into the text. The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text , attempts to sift through changes in the manuscript to bring the reader back to the best approximation of...
The Cover of Enoch and the Gathering of Zion by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw.
Those following the Come Follow Me reading schedule for 2022 recently encountered the story of Enoch in Moses 6–7. These chapters, translated by Joseph Smith in 1830, considerably expand upon the biblical description of Enoch, which comes from just a few short passages in the Old and New Testaments (Genesis 5:19–24; Hebrews 11:5; Jude 1:14–16). What many readers may not know is that...
Photo of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon with the Joseph Smith Papers. Image via Church of Jesus Christ.
The Joseph Smith Papers Project, an ongoing documentary history project of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has achieved another milestone with its latest publication. Revelations and Translations, Volume 5: Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon (R5), edited by Royal Skousen and Robin Scott Jensen, marks “the first complete photographic record of what remains of the...
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...