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Come Follow Me 2020: Alma 53-63
Two Thousand Young Warriors, by Arnold Friberg. Image via ChurchofJesusChrist.org
Two Thousand Young Warriors, by Arnold Friberg. Image via ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Scripture Block

Alma 53–63

August 10–16. “Preserved by His Marvelous Power”

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Reading Plan

Structure your personal scripture study by following a multimedia, day by day plan. Each day's assignment includes the required scripture passages from the Come Follow Me curriculum, as well as suggestions for additional resources to bring context and understanding to your study. If you are looking to dive deep into your study, skip down to "Additional Resources" for a selected bibliography of articles, books, and chapters on Alma 53–63.

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Additional Resources (Bibliography)

Alma 53

Bassett, K. Douglas. “Nephi's Freedom Thesis and the Sons of Helaman.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 291–303. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.

Boyce, Duane. “The Ammonites Were Not Pacifists.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 20 (2016):293–313.

Alma 53:3–7

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “References to Nephite Fortifications Recorded in the Book of Mormon.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 142.

Alma 53:11

Tvedtnes, John A. “Oaths in the Book of Mormon.” In The Most Correct Book: Insights from a Book of Mormon Scholar, 222–227. Salt Lake City: Cornerstone Publishing, 1999.

Alma 53:13

Bowen, Matthew L. “’They Were Moved with Compassion’ (Alma 27:4; 53:13): Toponymic Wordplay on Zarahemla and Jershon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 18 (2016): 233–253.

Alma 53:16

Tvedtnes, John A. “What were the ages of Helaman’s ‘stripling warriors?’” Ensign (September 1992).

Alma 53:20

Book of Mormon Central. “How Old Were the Stripling Warriors? (Alma 53:20).” KnoWhy 161 (August 9, 2016).

Alma 53:22

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Who Kept the Records in the Book of Mormon? (By Lineages).” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 17.

Alma 54

Alma 54:16

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Was Ammoron Determined to Avenge the Blood of His Brother? (Alma 54:16).” KnoWhy 162 (August 10, 2016).

Alma 54:17

Bushman, Richard L. “The Lamanite View of Book of Mormon History.” In By Study and Also By Faith: Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley, Volume 2. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1990).

Reynolds, Noel B. “The Political Dimension in Nephi's Small Plates.” BYU Studies Quarterly 27, no. 4 (1987): 15–37.

Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephi’s Political Testament.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon: Insights That You May Have Missed Before. Edited by John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne. Provo and Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book and The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.

Alma 54:23

Russell, Collin Charles. “Meeting Zoram.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 24 (2017): 11–26.

Alma 55

Alma 55:2

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Moroni Change His Mind about Exchanging Prisoners with Ammoron? (Alma 55:2).” KnoWhy 163 (August 11, 2016).

Alma 55:16

Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Book of Mormon Help Explain the Origins of the Word of Wisdom? (Alma 55:16).” KnoWhy 321 (June 2, 2017).

Alma 56

Bassett, K. Douglas. “Nephi's Freedom Thesis and the Sons of Helaman.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 291–303. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.

Alma 56:30

Book of Mormon Central. “How Realistic are Nephite Battle Strategies? (Alma 56:30).” KnoWhy 164 (August 12, 2016).

Alma 57

Alma 57:21

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did the Stripling Warriors Perform Their Duties “With Exactness”? (Alma 57:21).” KnoWhy 165 (August 15, 2016).

Alma 58

Alma 58:37

Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Helaman’s Army Maintain Faith While Being Cut Off from Provisions? (Alma 58:37).” KnoWhy 167 (August 17, 2016).

Alma 59

Alma 59:3

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Was Moroni’s Correspondence with Pahoran Significant? (Alma 59:3).” KnoWhy 168 (August 18, 2016).

Alma 60

Alma 60:23

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Moroni Refer to Vessel Impurity in Condemning the Central Government? (Alma 60:23).” KnoWhy 169 (August 19, 2016).

Alma 61

Moran, Oralyn. “Moroni and Pahoran.” Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 15, no. 3 (2014): 102–115.

Alma 62

Alma 62:5

Roper, Matthew. “Eyewitness Descriptions of Mesoamerican Swords.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 169–176. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

Alma 62:9–10

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Legal Cases and Procedures in the Book of Mormon.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 121.

Alma 62:36

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Was Teancum Captured and Killed? (Alma 62:36).” KnoWhy 170 (August 22, 2016).

Alma 62:48–49

Book of Mormon Central. “How Does Chiasmus Teach Us to Reverse the Pride Cycle? (Alma 62:48–49).” KnoWhy 468 (September 18, 2018).

Alma 62:52

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Who Kept the Records in the Book of Mormon? (By Lineages).” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 17.

Alma 63

Alma 63:1

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Who Kept the Records in the Book of Mormon? (By Lineages).” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 17.

Alma 63:5, 8

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Mormon Mention Hagoth? (Alma 63:8).” KnoWhy 171 (August 23, 2016).

Loveland, Jerry K. “Hagoth and the Polynesian Tradition.” BYU Studies Quarterly 17, no. 1 (1976): 59–73.

Midgley, Louis C. “A Māori View of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 1 (1999): 4–11, 77.

Parsons, Robert E. “Hagoth and the Polynesians.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 249–262. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.

Sorenson, John L. “New Technology and Ancient Voyages.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 177–179. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

(Hagoth) Tvedtnes, John A., John Gee, and Matthew Roper. “Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 40–51, 78–79.

Alma 63:13

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Who Kept the Records in the Book of Mormon? (By Lineages).” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 17.