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“Jacob and Enos,” by Scott Snow
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Enos praying unto the Lord. Image via churchofjesuschrist.org.
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Teancum Slaying Amalickiah by Joseph Brickey.
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Stela 5 at Takalik Abaj, El Asintal, Retalhuleu, Guatemala, showing an early example of a Long Count date. Altar 8 lies before it. Image via wikimedia Commons.
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The presence of subscriptio in Greek documents may ultimately derive from its use in ancient Akkadian cuneiform, a sample of which is presented above. Image via openculture.com.
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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.

Ehat, Stephen Kent. "Centered on Christ: The Book of Enos Possibly Structured Chiastically." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 58 (2023): 243-306.

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.

Miller, Adam S. “Words Sunk Deep: Indwelling, Necessity, and Reconciliation in Enos 1.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 32 (2023): 1–14.

Rappleye, Jasmin Gimenez. "Itty Bitty Books with Big Lessons: Enos, Jarom, Omni." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 219-232.

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).” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. 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 Welch. “Wars 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.

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 1:25

Welch, John W. “Longevity of Book of Mormon People and the ‘Age of Man.’” The Journal of Collegium Aesculapium (1985).

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.

Larsen, Val. "Josiah to Zoram to Sherem to Jarom and the Big Little Book of Omni." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 44 (2021): 217-264.

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

Rappleye, Jasmin Gimenez. "Itty Bitty Books with Big Lessons: Enos, Jarom, Omni." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 219-232.

Ricks, Stephen D.. "Proper Names from the Small Plates: Some Notes on the Personal Names Zoram, Jarom, Omni, and Mosiah." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 233-240.

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. “Average Number of Pages Covering One Nephite Year.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. 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 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.

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.

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

Larsen, Val. "Josiah to Zoram to Sherem to Jarom and the Big Little Book of Omni." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 44 (2021): 217-264.

Larsen, Val. "Prophet of Loss: Mosiah1/Zeniff, Benjamin/Noah, Mosiah2/Limhi and the Emergence of the Almas." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 60 (2024): 367-408.

Rappleye, Jasmin Gimenez. "Itty Bitty Books with Big Lessons: Enos, Jarom, Omni." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 219-232.

Ricks, Stephen D.. "Proper Names from the Small Plates: Some Notes on the Personal Names Zoram, Jarom, Omni, and Mosiah." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 233-240.

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).” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Average Number of Pages Covering One Nephite Year.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite Books Compared by Length and Years Covered.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. 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?.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Life Spans of Lehi's Lineage.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

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

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

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Wars 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.

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

Omni 1:1-2

Bowen, Matthew L.. "“I of Myself Am a Wicked Man”: Some Notes on Allusion and Textual Dependency in Omni 1:1-2." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 40 (2020): 71-88.

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

Hamblin, Lyle H. “Proper Names and Political Claims: Semitic Echoes as Foundations for Claims to the Nephite Throne.Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Faith and Scholarship 60 (2024): 409–444.

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.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. 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.

Jones, Clifford P.. "That Which You Have Translated, Which You Have Retained." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 43 (2021): 1-64.

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.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

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

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Writings 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.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Life Spans of Mosiah's Lineage.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Wars 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.

Wells, Anita. “Bare Record: The Nephite Archivist, The Record of Records, and the Book of Mormon Provenance.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 24 (2017): 99–122.

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.

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Words of Mormon 1:5

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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

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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).

Halverson, Taylor. “Deuteronomy 17:14–20 as Criteria for Book of Mormon Kingship.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 24 (2017): 1–10.