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Come Follow Me 2021: Doctrine and Covenants 2; Joseph Smith—History 1:27–65
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Doctrine and Covenants 2; Joseph Smith—History 1:27–65

January 11–17. “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers”

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Steven C. Harper
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Joseph Smith—History 1:27–65

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Bibliography

Introduction

Plates of Gold,” Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018), 1:20–30.

Be Watchful,” Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018), 1:31–42.

All Is Lost,” Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018), 1:43–53.

Steven C. Harper, “The Probation of a Teenage Seer: Joseph Smith’s Early Experiences with Moroni,” in The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon: A Marvelous Work and a Wonder (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015).

Anthony Sweat, “Hefted and Handled: Tangible Interactions with Book of Mormon Objects,” in The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon: A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, edited by Dennis L. Largey, Andrew H. Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2015), 43–59.

Leland Gentry, “Redemption for the Dead (D&C 2),” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Craig K. Manscill (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004), 92–102.

Kyle R. Walker, “Katharine Smith Salisbury’s Recollections of Joseph’s Meetings with Moroni,” BYU Studies 41, no. 3 (2002): 4–17.

Richard E. Bennett, “Not the First but the Second: Changing Latter-day Saint Emphases on Joseph Smith’s First Vision,” BYU Studies 59, no. 2 (2020): 167–184.

Richard E. Turley Jr., Robin S. Jensen, and Mark Ashurst-McGee, “Joseph the Seer,” Ensign (October 2015).

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Angel Moroni,” Church History Topics.

Gold Plates,” Church History Topics.

Book of Mormon Translation,” Church History Topics.

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did Jesus Quote the Words of Malachi 3-4 in 3 Nephi 24-25? (3 Nephi 25:5-6),” KnoWhy 370 (October 5, 2017).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Will God Turn the Hearts of the Fathers to the Children? (3 Nephi 25:6),” KnoWhy 219 (October 28, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did Jesus Give the Nephites Malachi's Prophecies? (3 Nephi 24:1),” KnoWhy 218 (October 27, 2016).

Joseph Smith—History 1:27–65

Joseph Smith—History 1:28

Book of Mormon Central, “How Does Grace Help Us Overcome Weakness? (Ether 12:27),” KnoWhy 350 (August 9, 2017).

Joseph Smith—History 1:33–35

Book of Mormon Central. “Who is the Servant of Isaiah 49/1 Nephi 21? (1 Nephi 21:3).” KnoWhy 24 (February 2, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Moroni Deliver the Plates on September 22? (Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith).” KnoWhy 193 (September 22, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did the Book of Mormon Come Forth as a Miracle? (2 Nephi 27:23).” KnoWhy 273 (February 10, 2017).

Book of Mormon Central, “Were Joseph Smith’s Translation Instruments Like the Israelite Urim and Thummim? (Alma 37:24),” KnoWhy 417 (March 20, 2018).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did the Nephites Preserve Some Items as “National Treasures”? (Mosiah 1:16),” KnoWhy 557 (April 14, 2020).

Book of Mormon Central, “Is the Book of Mormon Like Other Ancient Metal Documents? (Jacob 4:2),” KnoWhy 512 (April 25, 2019).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Is the Timing of the Book of Mormon’s Translation So “Marvelous”? (2 Nephi 27:26),” KnoWhy 506 (March 15, 2019).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Is the Book of Mormon’s Historical Authenticity So Important? (Moroni 10:27),” KnoWhy 480 (October 30, 2018).

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).

Book of Mormon Central, “Are There Other Ancient Records Like the Book of Mormon? (Mormon 8:16),” KnoWhy 407 (February 13, 2018).

Book of Mormon Central, “How Will God Manifest the Truth of the Book of Mormon? (Moroni 10:4),” KnoWhy 254 (December 16, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “What Was Mormon’s Purpose in Writing the Book of Mormon? (Mormon 5:14),” KnoWhy 230 (November 14, 2016).

Joseph Smith—History 1:51–52

Book of Mormon Central, “Where is the Location of the Hill Cumorah? (Mormon 6:6),” KnoWhy 489 (November 29, 2019).

Book of Mormon Central, “How Are Oliver Cowdery’s Messenger and Advocate Letters to Be Understood and Used? (Mormon 6:6),” KnoWhy 453 (July 26, 2018).

Book of Mormon Central, “Where Did the Book of Mormon Happen? (2 Nephi 1:8),” KnoWhy 431 (May 8, 2018).

Book of Mormon Central, “Are There Other Ancient Records Like the Book of Mormon? (Mormon 8:16),” KnoWhy 407 (February 13, 2018).

Joseph Smith—History 1:55–57

Joseph and Emma Hale Smith Family,” Church History Topics.

Joseph Smith’s 1826 Trial,” Church History Topics.

Seer Stones,” Church History Topics.

Treasure Seeking,” Church History Topics.

Book of Mormon Central, “Did a “Magic World View” Influence the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:26; Isaiah 29:14),” KnoWhy 538 (October 31, 2019).

Madsen, Gordon A. “Being Acquitted of a ‘Disorderly Person’ Charge in 1826.” In Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith's Legal Encounters, edited by Gordon A. Madsen, Jeffrey N. Walker and John W. Welch, 71-92. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2014.

Joseph Smith—History 1:61–65

Martin Harris’s Consultations with Scholars,” Church History Topics.

Book of Mormon Central. “How Did Martin Harris Help Bring Forth the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:15).” KnoWhy 251 (March 24, 2017).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Were the Plates Present During the Translation of the Book of Mormon? (Mosiah 1:6),” KnoWhy 366 (September 21, 2017).

Book of Mormon Central, “Were Joseph Smith’s Translation Instruments Like the Israelite Urim and Thummim? (Alma 37:24),” KnoWhy 417 (March 20, 2018).

Book of Mormon Central, “Did a “Magic World View” Influence the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:26; Isaiah 29:14),” KnoWhy 538 (October 31, 2019).

Book of Mormon Central, “What Do the Kinderhook Plates Reveal About Joseph Smith’s Gift of Translation? (Mosiah 8:!2-13),” KnoWhy 454 (July 31, 2018).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Was the Heavenly Book Sealed with Seven Seals? (2 Nephi 27:17),” KnoWhy 541 (December 12, 2019).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Would a Book Be Sealed? (2 Nephi 27:10),” KnoWhy 53 (March 14, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “What Do We Know About the “Anthon Transcript”? (Mosiah 8:12),” KnoWhy 515 (May 9, 2019).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did Martin Harris Consult with Scholars like Charles Anthon? (2 Nephi 27:15),” KnoWhy 514 (May 7, 2019).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did Mormon and Moroni Write in Reformed Egyptian? (Mormon 9:32),” KnoWhy 513 (May 2, 2019).

Book of Mormon Central, “What Can We All Learn about Repentance from the Tragic Loss of the 116 Book of Mormon Pages? (Helaman 12:23),” KnoWhy 504 (March 1, 2019).

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).

Book of Mormon Central, “Are the Accounts of the Golden Plates Believable? (Testimony of the Eight Witnesses),” KnoWhy 403 (January 30, 2018).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Does Nephi Use Isaiah 29 as Part of His Own Prophecy? (2 Nephi 26:16),” KnoWhy 52 (March 11, 2016).

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