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Come Follow Me 2020: Ether 1-5
Come Follow Me 2020: Ether 1-5
Come Follow Me 2020: Ether 1-5

Scripture Block

Ether 1–5

November 9–15. “Rend That Veil of Unbelief”

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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.

Monday

  • Scripture: Ether 1:1-5
  • Quote: “It is not absolutely clear in the Book of Mormon whether Moroni made his abridgment of the record of Ether from Mosiah’s earlier translation or whether Moroni took his account directly from the plates of Ether—in which case he would have needed to translate the record as well as abridge it.”
    Ludlow, Daniel H. A Companion to Your Study of the Book of Mormon. 308. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1976.
  • Quote: “Also among the ancient Jaredites was a record which had been ‘brought across the great deep’ from Mesopotamia by Jared and his people. It contained a creation account down to the time of ‘the great tower’ and also set forth the ‘secret plans’ of evil men aimed at obtaining kingdoms and glory. None of this early scriptural information, however, is found in our book of Ether, for it was supposed by Moroni that it would be had among the Jews.”
    Welch, John W. “Preliminary Comments on the Sources behind the Book of Ether.” in F.A.R.M.S. Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 5.
  • Scripture: Ether 1:6-32
  • KnoWhy 235: Why Does the Book of Ether Begin with Such a Long Genealogy?
  • Scripture: Ether 1:33-43
  • Quote: “It is not clear why the name of the brother of Jared does not appear in the Book of Mormon. However, the following are possible reasons: (1) He may have omitted his name out of modesty (John the Beloved did essentially this same thing in the Gospel of John, which he wrote). (2) The book of Ether is clearly a family record of Jared, not of the brother of Jared; Ether—the final writer and perhaps the abridger of the record—was a descendant of Jared and might naturally have emphasized the achievements of his direct ancestor rather than the brother of his ancestor. (3) Moroni may have omitted the name in his abridgment because of difficulty in translating (or transliterating) the name into the Nephite language.”
    Ludlow, Daniel H. A Companion to Your Study of the Book of Mormon. 310. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1976.

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Tuesday

  • Scripture: Ether 2:1-8
  • Quote: “The name of this valley may have been a stark reminder to the Jaredites that they, like all of God’s children entering mortality, were strangers and sojourners in a dark and dreary world. Their trek through this valley of Nimrod might well have been a time of testing for them. If so, it can stand as a pattern of a similar temptation and trial the Savior experienced after being in the wilderness following his baptism. The record does not give us much detail concerning this part of their journey, except that it was a time of hard work, gathering and preparation.”
    Valletta, Thomas R. “Jared and His Brother.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni, from Zion to Destruction: Papers from the Ninth Annual Book of Mormon Symposium, 1994, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, 310-311. Salt Lake City, UT: Greg Kofford Books, 2008.
  • Quote: “The beehive has always been an important symbol in our Church history. We learn in the Book of Mormon that the Jaredites carried honeybees with them when they journeyed to the Americas thousands of years ago. Brigham Young chose the beehive as a symbol to encourage and inspire the cooperative energy necessary among the pioneers to transform the barren desert wasteland surrounding the Great Salt Lake into the fertile valleys we have today. We are the beneficiaries of their collective vision and industry . . . All of this symbolism attests to one fact: great things are brought about and burdens are lightened through the efforts of many hands ‘anxiously engaged in a good cause.’ Imagine what the millions of Latter-day Saints could accomplish in the world if we functioned like a beehive in our focused, concentrated commitment to the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
    Russell, Ballard, M. “Be Anxiously Engaged,” General Conference October 2012.
  • Video: Where Does the Word “Deseret” Come From? (1:24)
  • Scripture: Ether 2:9-15
  • Quote: “In the dispersion from the Tower of Babel, the people of Jared arrived at ‘that great sea which divideth the lands,’ where they pitched their tents, awaiting further revelation about crossing the mighty ocean. For four years they awaited divine direction, but apparently they waited too casually, without supplication and exertion. Then came this remarkable encounter . . . It is difficult to imagine what a three-hour rebuke from the Lord might be like, but the brother of Jared endured it. With immediate repentance and prayer, this prophet again sought guidance for the journey they had been assigned and those who were to pursue it. God accepted his repentance and lovingly gave further direction for their crucial mission.”
    Holland, Jeffrey R. Christ and the New Covenant. 14-15. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 1997.
  • Quote: “All of us can meet God’s high expectations, however great or small our capacity and talent may be. Moroni affirms, ‘If ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is [God’s] grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ.’ It is a diligent, devoted effort on our part that calls forth this empowering and enabling grace, an effort that certainly includes submission to God’s chastening hand and sincere, unqualified repentance. Let us pray for His love-inspired correction.”
    Christofferson, D. Todd. “As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten.” General Conference April 2011.

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Wednesday

  • Scripture: Ether 2:16-25
  • Quote: “Like the brother of Jared, each of us faces challenges in life. At times we may plead with the Lord: ‘Will ye have me go through this life without light to understand why things are the way they are?’ His answer to us might be the same question he asked the brother of Jared: ‘What would ye that I should do to put light into your spiritual vessels?’”
    Garrett, H. Dean. “Light in Our Vessels: Faith, Hope, and Charity.” Essay. In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni, from Zion to Destruction: Papers from the Ninth Annual Book of Mormon Symposium, 1994, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, 81. Salt Lake City, UT: Greg Kofford Books, 2008.
  • Quote: “Here is the point—rather than solve the problem Himself, the Lord wants us to develop the faith that will help us rely upon Him in solving our problems and trust Him. Then we can feel His love more constantly, more powerfully, more clearly, and more personally. We become united with Him, and we can become like Him. For us to be like Him is His goal. In fact, it is His glory as well as His work.”
    Vinson, Terence M. “Drawing Closer to God.” General Conference October 2013.
  • Image: Touch These Stone O Lord

Thursday

  • Scripture: Ether 3:1-12
  • Quote: “After his experience with the Lord, the brother of Jared continued to diligently prepare himself for the journey ahead. So too must we hearken to the teachings of our prophets. The living prophets have counseled us time and again to put our lives in order . . . As we look into the eyes of our children and grandchildren, we see the doubt and fear of our times. Wherever these precious ones go in the world, they hear about unemployment, poverty, war, immorality, and crime. They wonder, 'How can we cope with these problems?' To find answers, they look back into our eyes and listen to our words. Do they hear us speaking faithfully and hopefully, despite the tribulations of our times? They need to see us continuing to pray and study the scriptures together, to hold family home evening and family councils, to serve faithfully in our Church callings, to attend the temple regularly, and to be obedient to our covenants. When they see our steadfastness in keeping the commandments, their fears will subside and their confidence in the Lord will increase.”
    Hales, Robert D. “Faith through Tribulation Brings Peace and Joy.” General Conference April 2003.
  • KnoWhy 526: How Were Jonah and the Brother of Jared Able to Find Comfort?
  • Quote: “Some of us may need something startling like a burning bush experience to awaken our senses. In such an experience the essential nature of something—a person, a situation, an object—is suddenly perceived. We understand this to be inspiration. To be able to perceive by inspiration the common and ordinary things of life in their true meaning is a special gift. Many people fail to perceive inspiration because God’s ‘great power … looks small unto the understanding of men’ or because they are “less and less astonished at a sign or a wonder from heaven.”
    Faust, James E. “Did You Get the Right Message?” General Conference April 2004.
  • Quote: “As a rule, prophets are invited into the presence of the Lord, are bidden to enter his presence by him and only with his sanction. The brother of Jared, on the other hand, seems to have thrust himself through the veil, not as an unwelcome guest but perhaps technically as an uninvited one . . . Obviously the Lord himself was linking unprecedented faith with this unprecedented vision. If the vision itself was not unique, then it had to be the faith and how the vision was obtained that was so unparalleled. The only way that faith could be so remarkable was its ability to take the prophet, uninvited, where others had been able to go only with God’s bidding.”
    Holland, Jeffrey R. Christ and the New Covenant. 23. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 1997.

Friday

  • Scripture: Ether 3:13-28
  • Quote: “Experience by experience, faith can yield to knowledge ‘in that thing,’ meaning the particularized verifications of gospel truths. It was so with the brother of Jared: ‘He had faith no longer, for he knew.’  Brigham Young assured that ‘every principle God has revealed carries its own convictions of its truth to the human mind.’ Jesus clearly declared that ‘if any man will do his will, he shall know.’ However, Jesus described the steady process as being one of ‘line upon line, precept upon precept.’"
    Maxwell, Neal A. “Lest Ye Be Wearied and Faint in Your Minds.” General Conference April 1991.
  • KnoWhy 237: Why Did Moroni Use Temple Imagery While Telling the Brother of Jared Story?
  • Quote: “The two stones, or interpreters, were a Urim and Thummim (Hebrew, meaning ‘lights and perfections’), the very same instrument that Joseph Smith would later use.”
    Ogden, D. Kelly, and Andrew C. Skinner. Verse by Verse: the Book of Mormon. 2:267. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2011.

Saturday

Sunday

  • Scripture: Ether 5:1-6
  • Quote: “The testimony of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon stands forth in great strength. Each of the three had ample reason and opportunity to renounce his testimony if it had been false, or to equivocate on details if any had been inaccurate . . . each one of these three witnesses was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by about eight years after the publication of their testimony. All three went their separate ways, with no common interest to support a collusive effort. Yet to the end of their lives--periods ranging from 12 to 50 years after their excommunications--not one of these witnesses deviated from his published testimony.”
    Oaks, Dallin H. “The Witness: Martin Harris." General Conference April 1999.
  • Quote: “No other book in the world has ever had a witness borne to it as dynamic and powerful as the one the Master provided to sustain the Book of Mormon in what is known as ‘The Testimony of Three Witnesses.’ The ancient American prophets had predicted that through the power of the Lord the plates would be shown to three others besides the prophet to whom the records would be given for the purpose of their bearing witness. Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris asked for that privilege.”
    Hunter, Milton R. “A Great and Marvelous Work.” General Conference April 1969.
  • Quote: “Traditionally, we think of the three witnesses to the Book of Mormon as Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris, and David Whitmer . . . However, there are additional sets of three witnesses to this sacred record. Moroni declared that the ‘Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost bear record.’ Also, three branches of the House of Israel, the Jews, the Nephites, and the lost tribes, each kept a record, and each branch will eventually receive the others’ records. These three branches of the House of Israel will also become a set of three witnesses in the latter-days.”
    Donaldson, Lee L. “The Plates of Ether and the Covenant of the Book of Mormon.” Essay. In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni, from Zion to Destruction: Papers from the Ninth Annual Book of Mormon Symposium, 1994, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, 74. Provo, UT, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
  • Image: Gold Plates

Additional Resources (Bibliography)

Ether

Brinley, Douglas E. “The Jaredites—A Case Study in Following the Brethren.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 45–59. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.

Donaldson, Lee L. “The Plates of Ether and the Covenant of the Book of Mormon.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 69–79. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1995.

Jolley, Elliot. “Gazelem the Jaredite.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 27 (2017): 85–105.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Some Test Cases from the Book of Ether.” In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1988.

Sorenson, John L. The Years of the Jaredites. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1969.

Sperry, Sidney B. “What the Book of Mormon Is (Concluded).” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 1 (1995): 28–40.

Tanner, Morgan W. “Jaredites.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. Vol. 2. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

Warren, Bruce W. “Secret Combinations, Warfare, and Captive Sacrifice in Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon.” 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.

Ether 1

The Genealogy from Jared to Ether.” Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Does the Book of Ether Begin with Such a Long Genealogy? (Ether 1:16).” KnoWhy 235 (November 21, 2016).

Goff, Alan. “Boats, Beginnings, and Repetitions.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1, no. 1 (1992): 67–84.

Miner, Alan C. “The Book of Ether, Chapter 1.” In Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: A Collection of Cultural Commentary. Vol. 7. Springville, UT: N.P., 2016.

Nibley Hugh W. “Lecture 109: Ether 1-2.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 4: Transcripts of Lectures Presented to an Honors Book of Mormon Class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990. Provo, UT: FARMS, 2004.

Thompson, John S. “The Jaredite Exodus: A Literary Perspective of a Historical Narrative.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 104–112.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Sources behind the Book of Ether.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 15.

Ether 1:1–2

Reeve, Jr., Rex C. “The Book of Mormon Plates.” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 99–111. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.

Ether 1:3–5

Sorenson, John L. “Towers in the Book of Mormon.” Insights: A Window to the Ancient World 21, no. 2 (2001): 3.

Ether 1:7–15

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Jaredite Kings.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 31.

Ether 1:11

Larsen, Stan. “Conjectural Emendation and the Text of the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies Quarterly 18, no. 4 (1978): 563–569.

Skousen, Royal. “Book of Mormon Critical Text Project Completes Text Analysis.” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 29, no. 3 (2009): 1–3.

Ether 1:38

Sorenson, John L. “Old World People in the New.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 248–252. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

Ether 2

Garrett, H. Dean. “Light in Our Vessels: Faith, Hope, and Charity.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 81–93. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1995.

Nibley Hugh W. “Lecture 111: Ether 2-8.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 4: Transcripts of Lectures Presented to an Honors Book of Mormon Class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990. Provo, UT: FARMS, 2004.

Thompson, John S. “The Jaredite Exodus: A Literary Perspective of a Historical Narrative.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 104–112.

Ether 2:3

Book of Mormon Central. “Where Does the Word “Deseret” Come From? (Ether 2:3).” KnoWhy 236 (November 22, 2016).

Barney, Kevin L. “On the Etymology of Deseret.” BCC Papers 1, no. 2 (2006).

Head, Ronan James. “A Brief Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Beekeeping.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): 57–66.

Parker, Stephen. “Deseret.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. Vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

Ether 2:10–12

Hilton, John III, Ryan Sharp, Brad Wilcox, and Jaron Hansen. “Gentiles in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 267–288.

Petersen, Mark E. “The Last Words of Moroni.” General Conference October 1978.

Ether 2:17

Nibley, Hugh W. “Some Test Cases from the Book of Ether.” In An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1988.

Ether 2:24–25

Read, Nicholas, Jae R. Ballif, John W. Welch, Bill Evenson, Kathleen Reynolds Gee, and Matthew Roper. “New Light on the Shining Stones of the Jaredites.” In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 253–255. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

Tvedtnes, John A. “The Jaredite Ocean Voyage.” In The Most Correct Book: Insights from a Book of Mormon Scholar, 285–290. Salt Lake City: Cornerstone Publishing, 1999.

Ether 3

Bokovoy, David E. “’Thou Knowest That I Believe’: Invoking The Spirit of the Lord as Council Witness in 1 Nephi 11.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 1 (2012): 1–23.

Holland, Jeffrey R. “Rending the Veil of Unbelief.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators, 47–66. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.

Hopkin, Shon D. “Preparing Students to Receive Revelation: Insights from the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 13, no. 2 (2012): 72–87.

Matthews, Robert J. “The Mission of Jesus Christ - Ether 3 and 4.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 19–29. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1995.

Thompson, John S. “The Jaredite Exodus: A Literary Perspective of a Historical Narrative.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (1994): 104–112.

Valleta, Thomas R. “Jared and His Brother.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 303–322. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Sealed or Sealed–Up Documents.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 118.

Ether 3:2

Book of Mormon Central. “How Were Jonah and the Brother of Jared Able to Find Comfort? (Ether 3:2).” KnoWhy 526 (July 26, 2019).

Ether 3:4

Tvedtnes, John A. “Appendix 2: Glowing Stones in Ancient and Medieval Lore.” In The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: "Out of Darkness Unto Light", 195–225. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

Tvedtnes, John A. “Glowing Stones in Ancient and Medieval Lore.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 99–123.

Tvedtnes, John A. “New Light on the Shining Stones of the Jaredites.” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 12, no. 4 (1992): 2–4.

Ether 3:6

Thomas, M. Catherine “The Brother of Jared at the Veil.” In Temples in the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism, ed. Donald W. Parry (Salt Lake City and Provo, UT: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1994), 388–398.

Ether 3:14

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “People to Whom Jesus Christ or the Angel of the Lord Appeared.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 41.

Ether 3:15–17

Jackson, Kent P. “’Never Have I Showed Myself Unto Man’: A Suggestion for Understanding Ether 3:15a.” BYU Studies Quarterly 30, no. 3 (1990): 71–76.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Does Christ Have a Body?” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 52.

Ether 3:20

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Moroni Use Temple Imagery While Telling the Brother of Jared Story? (Ether 3:20).” KnoWhy 237 (November 23, 2016).

Ether 3:22

Arts, Valentin. “A Third Jaredite Record: The Sealed Portion of the Gold Plates.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11, no. 1 (2002): 50–59, 110–111.

Ether 4

Holland, Jeffrey R. “Rending the Veil of Unbelief.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators, 47–66. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.

Jones, Clifford P. “The Record of My Father.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 32 (2019): 9–32.

Matthews, Robert J. “The Mission of Jesus Christ - Ether 3 and 4.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 19–29. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1995.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Sealed or Sealed–Up Documents.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 118.

Ether 4:1

Sharp, Daniel B., and Matthew L. Bowen. “’For This Cause Did King Benjamin Keep Them’: King Benjamin or King Mosiah?” Religious Educator 18, no. 1 (2017): 80–87.

Ether 4:5

Book of Mormon Central. “Is There Evidence That Joseph Smith Possessed a Urim and Thummim and Breastplate? (Ether 4:5).” KnoWhy 409 (February 20, 2018).

Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Urim and Thummim.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Edited by Daniel H. Ludlow.

Spencer, Stan. “What Did the Interpreters (Urim and Thummim) Look Like?Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 223–256.

Ether 4:7–9

Grover, Jr., Jerry D. “The Order of Nehor.” In Evidence of the Nehor Religion in Mesoamerica, 51–64. Provo, UT: Challex Scientific Publishing, 2017.

Ether 4:13–14

Anderson, Kenneth W. “’The Knowledge Hid Up Because of Unbelief.’” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 31–44. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1995.

Hilton, John III, Ryan Sharp, Brad Wilcox, and Jaron Hansen. “Gentiles in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 267–288.

Ether 4:19

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Do So Many of Mormon’s Teachings Appear in Ether 4 and 5? (Ether 4:19).” KnoWhy 239 (November 25, 2019).

Ether 5

Jones, Clifford P. “The Record of My Father.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 32 (2019): 9–32.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Sealed or Sealed–Up Documents.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 118.

Ether 5:4

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Were Three Key Witnesses Chosen to Testify of the Book of Mormon? (Ether 5:4).” KnoWhy 267 (January 27, 2017).

Rappleye, Neal. “’Idle and Slothful Strange Stories’: Book of Mormon Origins and the Historical Record.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 20 (2016): 21–37.