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Come Follow Me 2020: Enos–Words of Mormon
Jacob and Enos, by Scott Snow. Image via ChurchofJesusChrist.org
Jacob and Enos, by Scott Snow. Image via ChurchofJesusChrist.org

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Enos–Words of Mormon

March 23–29. He Works in Me to Do His Will

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Monday

  • ScriptureEnos 1:1–18
  • Quote: “Here is no casual prayer; here no trite, worn phrases; here no momentary appeal. All the day long, with seconds turning into minutes, and minutes into hours, and hours into an ‘all day long.’ But when the sun had set relief had still not come, for repentance is not a single act nor forgiveness an unearned gift. So precious to him was communication with, and approval of, his Redeemer that his determined soul pressed on without ceasing.” Kimball, Spencer W. BYU Speeches of the Year, Oct. 11, 1961, 9
  • Quote: “We cannot find Enos-like faith without our own wrestle before God in prayer. I testify that the reward is worth the effort. Remember the pattern: (1) hear the word of God, spoken and written by His servants; (2) let that word sink deep into your heart; (3) hunger in your soul for righteousness; (4) obediently follow gospel laws . . . and (5) raise your voice in mighty prayer  . . . asking in faith to know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. I promise that if you do these things sincerely and unceasingly, the words Christ spoke to His disciples will be fulfilled in your life: . . . ‘knock, and it shall be opened unto you.’ [ Matt. 7:7.]” Hales, Robert D.  “Finding Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” General Conference October 2004
  • Quote: “For every Paul, for every Enos, and for every King Lamoni, there are hundreds and thousands of people who find the process of repentance much more subtle, much more imperceptible. Day by day they move closer to the Lord, little realizing they are building a godlike life. They live quiet lives of goodness, service, and commitment. They are like the Lamanites, who the Lord said ‘were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not.’ (3 Ne. 9:20.)” Benson, Ezra Taft. “A Mighty Change of Heart.” Ensign, October 1989.
  • Quote: “After feeling the blessings of the Atonement for himself, Enos prayed for the welfare of his own people, the Nephites, and then for the spiritual welfare of his enemies, the Lamanites. Elder Robert D. Hales spoke about the concern those who have been converted feel for others: ‘… the truly converted do more than just forsake the enticements of the world. They love God and their fellowmen. Their minds and hearts are centered on the Savior’s atoning sacrifice. From the moment of their respective conversions, Enos  . . . and others turned wholeheartedly to the task of bringing themselves and their fellowmen to God. Worldly power and possessions lost their former significance” Hales, Robert D.  “The Covenant of Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the Kingdom,” General Conference October 2000

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • ScriptureJarom 1:1–6
  • KnoWhy 76: Why Were Genealogies Important to Book of Mormon Peoples?
  • Quote: "The scriptures also enlarge our memory by helping us not forget what we and earlier generations have learned. Those who either don’t have or ignore the recorded word of God eventually cease to believe in Him and forget the purpose of their existence. You will remember how important it was for Lehi’s people to take the brass plates with them when they left Jerusalem. These scriptures were key to their knowledge of God and the coming Redemption of Christ. The other group that 'came out from Jerusalem' shortly after Lehi had no scriptures, and when Lehi’s descendants encountered them some 300 or 400 years later, it is recorded that 'their language had become corrupted; … and they denied the being of their Creator.'" Christofferson, D. Todd.  “The Blessing of Scripture,” General Conference April 2010
  • Quote: “To keep proper and correct genealogies of all our forefathers is a vital part of the Gospel plan. Every Latter-day Saints knows that in this way we may extend to our ancestors the blessings of the Gospel and thus become saviors on Mt. Zion. The Lord has enjoined his people, in every dispensation, to keep adequate records so that his purposes ... will be fulfilled. Lehi found upon the Plates of Brass, a genealogy of his fathers and his descendants and ever afterwards preserved this divine injunction. Jarom, therefore, that the line may not be broken, writes a 'few words' according to this commandment which he had received.” Reynolds, George, and Janne M. Sjodahl. Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Volume 1: The Smaller Plates of Nephi. 496. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976.
  • ScriptureJarom 1:7–15
  • KnoWhy 328: What Does Archaeology Reveal about Warfare During Early Nephite Times?

Thursday

Explore Further

  • Quote: “The name Zarahemla probably derives from the Hebrew zera‘-hemlah, which has been variously translated as ‘seed of compassion’ or ‘child of grace, pity, or compassion.’ It may be that the Mulekite leader was given that name because his ancestor had been rescued when the other sons of King Zedekiah were slain during the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem. To subsequent Nephite generations, it may even have suggested the deliverance of their own ancestors from Jerusalem prior to its destruction or the anticipation of Christ's coming” Ricks, Stephen D., and John A. Tvedtnes. “The Hebrew Origin of Some Book of Mormon Place Names.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 259.
  • KnoWhy 77: Why was Coriantumr's Record Engraved on a "Large Stone"?
  • KnoWhy 103: Has An Artifact That Relates to the Book of Mormon Been Found?

Friday

Saturday

Explore Further

Sunday

Additional Resources (Bibliography)

Enos

The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy In The Book of Mormon Symposium Series, Edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr.. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

Bushman, Claudia L.. "Big Lessons from Little Books." In Big Lessons from Little Books: 2 Nephi 4 – Words of Mormon, edited by Robert A. Rees and Eugene England, vii-xxii. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2008.

Hyde, Paul Nolan. A Comprehensive Commentary of the Book of Enos. Orem, UT: Parrish Press, 2015.

Largey, Dennis L.. "Enos: His Mission and His Message." In The Book of Mormon: Jacob Through Words of Mormon, To Learn With Joy, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 141-156. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1990.

Tanner, John S.. "Literary Reflections on Jacob and His Descendants." In The Book of Mormon: Jacob Through Words of Mormon, To Learn With Joy, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 251-269. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

Welch, John W., and Greg WelchWho Kept the Records in the Book of Mormon? (By Lineages). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Enos 1:1

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Do the Authors on the Small Plates Follow a Pattern? (Jacob 7:27).” KnoWhy 74 (April 8, 2016).

Bowen, Matthew L. “’I Kneeled Down Before My Maker’: Allusions to Esau in the Book of Enos.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 27 (2017): 29–56.

Bowen, Matthew L. “Wordplay on the Name ‘Enos.’” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 26, no. 3 (2006): 2.

Tvedtnes, John A.. "Colophons in the Book of Mormon." In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 13-17. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Enos 1:2

Bokovoy, David E., and John A. Tvedtnes. "Wrestling before God." In Testaments: Links between the Book of Mormon and the Hebrew Bible, 98-101. Toelle, UT: Heritage Press, 2003.

Bowen, Matthew L.. "'And There Wrestled a Man with Him' (Genesis 32:24): Enos’s Adaptations of the Onomastic Wordplay of Genesis." Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 10 (2014): 151-159.

Tvedtnes, John A and Matthew Roper. “Jacob and Enos: Wrestling Before God.” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 21, no. 5 (2001): 2–3.

Enos 1:3

Seely, David Rolph. "Enos and the Words Concerning Eternal Life." In The Book of Mormon: Jacob Through Words of Mormon, To Learn With Joy, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 235-250. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

Enos 1:13

Book of Mormon Central. “Who Are the Lamanites? (2 Nephi 5:14).” KnoWhy 486  (November 20, 2018).

Cottam, William. "I Have a Question: If both the Lamanites and the Nephites became wicked in the end, why was one group destroyed while the Lord allowed the other to remain?Ensign 20, no. 6 (1990): 15.

Sorenson, John L.. "Last-Ditch Warfare in Ancient Mesoamerica Recalls the Book of Mormon." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 2 (2000): 44-53, 82-83.

Enos 1:18

Skousen, Royal. “The Archaic Vocabulary of the Book of Mormon.” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 25, no. 5 (2005): 2–6.

Enos 1:20

Roper, Matthew. “Mesoamerican ‘Cimeters’ in Book of Mormon Times.” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 28, no. 1 (2008): 2–3.

Tvedtnes, John A.. The Charge of "Racism" in the Book of Mormon In 2003 FAIR Conference. Orem, UT: FairMormon, 2003.

Tvedtnes, John A.. "Contents of the 116 Lost Pages and the Large Plates." In The Most Correct Book: Insights from a Book of Mormon Scholar, 37-52. Salt Lake City: Cornerstone Publishing, 1999.

Foley, Claire. "The Noachide Laws." Studia Antiqua 3, no. 2 (2003): 19-49.

Enos 1:21

Ash, Michael R.. "Anachronisms: The Wrong Things at the Wrong Time." In Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony In the Face of Criticism and Doubt, 145-170. 2nd ed. Redding, CA: FairMormon, 2013.

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Are Horses Mentioned in the Book of Mormon? (Enos 1:21).” KnoWhy 75 (April 11, 2016).

Hamblin, William J.. "Basic Methodological Problems with the Anti-Mormon Approach to the Geography and Archaeology of the Book of Mormon." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 1 (1993): 161-197.

Johnson, Daniel. ""Hard" Evidence of Ancient American Horses." BYU Studies Quarterly 54, no. 3 (2015): 149-179.

Rappleye, Neal. "A Scientist Looks at Book of Mormon Anachronisms." Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 10 (2014): 123-131.

Roper, Matthew. “Deer as ‘Goat’ and Pre-Columbian Domesticate.” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 26, no. 6 (2006): 2–3.

Sorenson, John L.. "Once More: The Horse." In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 98-100. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Sorenson, John L. "Out of the Dust." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 76-77, 80.

Enos 1:23–24

Welch, John W., and Greg WelchWars in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Lindsay, Jeff. “The Possibility of Janus Parallelism in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 28 (2018): 1–20.

Enos 1:27

Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Enos Liken the Scriptures to His Own Life? (Enos 1:27).” KnoWhy 265 (January 23, 2017).

Jarom

The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy In The Book of Mormon Symposium Series, Edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr.. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

Bushman, Claudia L.. "Big Lessons from Little Books." In Big Lessons from Little Books: 2 Nephi 4 – Words of Mormon, edited by Robert A. Rees and Eugene England, vii-xxii. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2008.

Hyde, Paul Nolan. A Comprehensive Commentary of the Book of Jarom. Orem, UT: Parrish Press, 2015.

Preece, Michael J.. Learning to Love the Book of Mormon - The Book of Jarom., 2014.

Tanner, John S.. "Literary Reflections on Jacob and His Descendants." In The Book of Mormon: Jacob Through Words of Mormon, To Learn With Joy, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 251-269. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

Welch, John W., and Greg WelchAverage Number of Pages Covering One Nephite Year. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W.. The Father's Command to Keep Records in the Small Plates of Nephi. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.

Jarom 1:1

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Were Genealogies Important to Book of Mormon Peoples? (Jarom 1:1).” KnoWhy 76 (April 12, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Do the Authors on the Small Plates Follow a Pattern? (Jacob 7:27).” KnoWhy 74 (April 8, 2016).

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.

Jarom 1:7

Book of Mormon Central. “What Does Archaeology Reveal about Warfare During Early Nephite Times? (Jarom 1:7–8).” KnoWhy 328 (June 19, 2017).

Sorenson, John L. “Fortifications in the Book of Mormon Account Compared with Mesoamerican Fortifications.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon. Edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1990,

Sorenson, John L. “Digging into the Book of Mormon: Our Changing Understanding of Ancient America and Its Scripture, Part 1.” Ensign (September 1984).

Sorenson, John L. “Digging into the Book of Mormon: Our Changing Understanding of Ancient America and Its Scripture, Part 2.” Ensign (October 1984).

Welch, John W., and Greg WelchReferences to Nephite Fortifications Recorded in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Jarom 1:8

Hoskisson, Paul Y.. "Lost Arts." In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 101-104. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Sorenson, John L.. "Out of the Dust: Steel in Early Metallurgy." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 2 (2006): 108-109, 127.

Omni

Bushman, Claudia L.. "Big Lessons from Little Books." In Big Lessons from Little Books: 2 Nephi 4 – Words of Mormon, edited by Robert A. Rees and Eugene England, vii-xxii. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2008.

Hyde, Paul Nolan. A Comprehensive Commentary of the Book of Omni. Orem, UT: Parrish Press, 2015.

Tanner, John S.. "Literary Reflections on Jacob and His Descendants." In The Book of Mormon: Jacob Through Words of Mormon, To Learn With Joy, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 251-269. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Who Kept the Records in the Book of Mormon? (By Lineages). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Average Number of Pages Covering One Nephite Year. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Nephite Books Compared by Length and Years Covered. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Whose Words Are Found in the Book of Mormon?. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Life Spans of Lehi's Lineage. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Nephite and Lamanite Kings. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Flashbacks in the Book of Mosiah. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Wars in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Nephite Books Listed Chronologically. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Omni 1:8

(Chemish) 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.

Omni 1:12–13

Johnson, Clark V.. "Prophetic Decree and Ancient Histories Tell the Story of America." In The Book of Mormon: Jacob Through Words of Mormon, To Learn With Joy, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 125-139. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

Welch, John W.. "What Was a "Mosiah"?" In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 105-107. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Omni 1:12–30

Jones, Clifford P. “The Prophets Who Wrote the Book of Omni.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Faith and Scholarship 34 (2020): 221–244.

Zeller, Brandon. "Hidden Treasures: The Life and Legacy of Mosiah I." In Selections from the BYU Religious Education Student Symposium 2003, 195-203. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2003.

Whiting, Gary R.. "The Testimony of Amaleki." In The Book of Mormon: Jacob Through Words of Mormon, To Learn With Joy, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 295-306. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

Omni 1:13

(Zarahemla) Ricks, Stephen D., and John A. Tvedtnes. "The Hebrew Origin of Three Book of Mormon Place-Names." In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 88-92. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

Omni 1:16

Sorenson, John L.. "Ancient Europeans in America?" In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 108-110. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Omni 1:19

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Should Readers Pay Close Attention to the Mulekites? (Omni 1:19).” KnoWhy 434 (May 17, 2018).

Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Has the Seal of Mulek Been Found?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 2 (2003): 72–83, 117–18.

Sorenson, John L. “The ‘Mulekites’.” BYU Studies Quarterly 30, no. 3 (1990): 6–22.

Wilson, Garth A. “The Mulekites.” Ensign, March 1987. 

Omni 1:20

Book of Mormon Central. “Why was Coriantumr's Record Engraved on a "Large Stone"? (Omni 1:20).” KnoWhy 77 (April 13, 2016).

Sorenson, John L.. ""Latest Discoveries"." In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 111-113. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Omni 1:26

Echo Hawk, Larry. “Come unto Me, O Ye House of Israel” In The One Hundred and Eighty-Second Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2012.

Omni 1:28–29

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Twelve Journeys between the Cities of Nephi and Zarahemla. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Words of Mormon

Bushman, Claudia L.. "Big Lessons from Little Books." In Big Lessons from Little Books: 2 Nephi 4 – Words of Mormon, edited by Robert A. Rees and Eugene England, vii-xxii. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2008.

Ricks, Eldin. "The Small Plates of Nephi and the Words of Mormon." In The Book of Mormon: Jacob Through Words of Mormon, To Learn With Joy, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 209-219. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

Welch, John W., and Fernando Vazquez. Book of Mormon Redaction Chart., 2015.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Book of Mormon Plates and Records. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Nephite and Lamanite Kings. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Writings of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Life Spans of Mosiah's Lineage. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Wars in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Words of Mormon 1:1–2

Book of Mormon Central. “Why New Testament Words and Phrases Are in the Book of Mormon Part 7: How Often Did These Commonalities Come through the Hand of Mormon or Moroni? (Words of Mormon 1:1–2).” KnoWhy 537 (October 24, 2019).

Words of Mormon 1:3

Book of Mormon Central. “Why is “Words of Mormon” at the End of the Small Plates? (Words of Mormon 1:3).” KnoWhy 78 (April 14, 2016).

Brown, Cheryl. ""I Speak Somewhat Concerning That Which I Have Written"." In The Book of Mormon: Jacob Through Words of Mormon, To Learn With Joy, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 55-72. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

Hamblin, William J.. "Metal Plates and the Book of Mormon." In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 20-22. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

Words of Mormon 1:4

Book of Mormon Central. “How Does Prophecy Shape the Book of Mormon’s Content and Structure? (Words of Mormon 1:4).” KnoWhy 498 (January 15, 2019).

Olsen, Steven L. “Prophecy and History: Structuring the Abridgment of the Nephite Records.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 1 (2006): 18–29, 70–71.

Welch, John W. “Textual Consistency.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research.  John W. Welch. Salt Lake City and Provo, UT: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992, 21–23.

Words of Mormon 1:5

Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the “Mosiah-First” Translation Sequence Strengthen Faith? (Words of Mormon 1:5).” KnoWhy 503 (February 22, 2019).

Goff, Alan. “Positivism and the Priority of Ideology in Mosiah-First Theories of Book of Mormon Production.” FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): 11–36.

Words of Mormon 1:6

Book of Mormon Central. “How Is Prosperity Defined in Nephi’s Small Plates? (Words of Mormon 1:6).” KnoWhy 383 (November 21, 2017).

Larsen, Dean L. “The Lord Will Prosper the Righteous,” Ensign, November 1992

Olsen, Steven L. “Prospering in the Land of Promise.” FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 229–232.

Sloan, David E.. "The Book of Lehi and the Plates of Lehi." In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 59-62. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

Sloan, David E.. "Notes and Communications: The Book of Lehi and the Plates of Lehi." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 269-272.

Words of Mormon 1:11

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Bother Studying the Textual Variants in the Book of Mormon? (Words of Mormon 1:11).” KnoWhy 388 (December 7, 2017).

Words of Mormon 1:12–18

Gardner, Brant A.. "When Hypotheses Collide: Responding to Lyon and Minson’s "When Pages Collide"." Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 5 (2013): 105-119.

Lyon, Jack M. and Kent R. Minson, “When Pages Collide: Dissecting the Words of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 51, no. 4 (2012): 120–136.

Tvedtnes, John A. “Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3, no. 1 (1992): 201–203.

Words of Mormon 1:13

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Was the Sword of Laban So Important to Nephite Leaders? (Words of Mormon 1:13).” KnoWhy 411 (February 27, 2018).

Holbrook, Brett L.. "Sword of Laban as a Symbol of Divine Authority." In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 93-96. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Holbrook, Brett L.. "The Sword of Laban as a Symbol of Divine Authority and Kingship." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 1 (1993): 39-72.

Larsen, Val. “Killing Laban: The Birth of Sovereignty in the Nephite Constitutional Order.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16, no. 1 (2007): 26–41, 84–85.

McGuire, Ben. “Nephi and Goliath: A Case Study of Literary Allusion in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 18, no. 1 (2009): 16–31.

Words of Mormon 1:18

Book of Mormon Central. “What if Martin Harris Didn’t Lose all of the 116 Pages? (Words of Mormon 1:18).” KnoWhy 331 (June 26, 2017).