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Cover of the Joseph Smith Papers Documents volume 8
A new volume of the Joseph Smith Papers has been published by the Church Historian’s Press. The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 8: February–November 1841 is the latest volume in the documents series , which “present[s] in chronological order with historical introductions and annotation most of the extant (or surviving) documents owned, created, or authorized by [Joseph] Smith.”...
Book cover of The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Plan of Salvation
Some of the Savior’s most memorable teachings, as recorded in the gospels, were given as parables. These simple stories were effective teaching tools because of how they made gospel principles relatable to first century Galilean farmers, and they remain beloved today, nearly 2000 years later, precisely because stories like the Prodigal Son or the Good Samaritan continue to resonate with the lived...
2019 Book of Mormon Central Art Contest and Conference
For the fourth year in a row, Book of Mormon Central is hosting an art contest intended to encourage artists to illuminate stories, themes, and heroes from the Book of Mormon. This year’s deadline for submissions is June 30, 2019 . As in previous years, cash prizes will be awarded for the first, second, and third place submissions, as decided by a panel of independent judges. Many other...
The First Vision, by Del Parson. Image via churchofjesuschrist.org
Because God has eternal divine attributes, it may be tempting to view each of His revelations as eternally binding and each of His commandments as an unalterable decree. While such a view might seem to make sense, it is inconsistent with what the scriptures teach about revelation. The following summaries provide helpful insights, specifically from the Book of Mormon, about why God sometimes gives...
Book cover of The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Plan of Salvation
Book of Mormon Central had the opportunity to sit down with authors John W. Welch and Jeannie S. Welch to discuss their new book The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Plan of Salvation . See below to watch Jonathon Riley interview John and Jeannie Welch about why they wrote this beautiful book. These parables can help readers draw closer to Christ during this year's Come Follow Me...
Image of Eric D. Huntsman presenting. Photo by Madeline Mortensen, BYU via KUER.
On Saturday, January 26, 2019, the BYU New Testament Commentary committee put on a conference called, “In the Beginning Were the Words: A Closer Look at Key New Testament Terms.” The conference was held in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni Center at BYU in Provo, Utah. The free conference was held from 9 AM to 4 PM and featured presentations by many of BYU’s best New Testament scholars. Eric D...
Earth with BMC logo.
Over the past century, Book of Mormon scholarship has been traditionally published only in English. While that may have sufficed in the past, it is not sufficient today. Over half of the membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint resides outside of the United States, and speaks a multitude of different languages. Many non-English speaking Saints want to learn more about the Book...
Copies of the Year-End 2018 BMC Newsletter.
The BMC Newsletter covering events from September to December 2018 is now available to read online in the Book of Mormon Central Archive. The newsletter provides a summary of our year-end analytics, our 10 most popular pieces of content in 2018, and events involving BMC. It also reports on the status of on-going projects, and announces things to look forward to for the year 2019. Foremost among...