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Official LDS Magazine Provides a Detailed Account of the Translation of the Book of Mormon

In recent decades, some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have developed an oversimplified understanding of the process by which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. Some have placed undue emphasis on artistic renditions of … Continue reading

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New Liberal Mormon Folklore – The Nephites Left Samuel the Lamanite’s Prophecies out of the Scriptures

As I have mentioned before,  self-styled “Intellectual” and Liberal Mormons are just as susceptible to proof-texting, unexamined cultural constructs, and their their own set of folklore as anyone else. In the Book of Mormon account of the visit of Jesus … Continue reading

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An Unreliable Confession: What if Korihor Lied about the Devil?

One of the memorable accounts in The Book of Mormon is the confrontation of the anti-Christian atheist named Korihor and the prophet Alma related in Alma Chapter 30. A quick review: Korihor undermines the faith of the people by teaching … Continue reading

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Timeline of Book of Mormon and Old Testament Prophets 800 BC – 400 BC

I’ve been getting ready to study the Book of Mormon for Sunday school in 2012. I wanted to create a way to more easily place the first three prophets of the Book of Mormon (Lehi, Nephi, and Jacob) into context related … Continue reading

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Language Unique to the Book of Mormon: “On The Morrow Month”

The Book of Mormon records that Giddianhi, the leader of the antagonist Gadianton Robbers, wrote a letter to Lachoneus, the leader of the protagonist Nephites, demanding that they relinquish all their property and join their cause. In his letter he … Continue reading

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