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Through a Glass Darkly: Examining Church Finances – Larry T. Wimmer

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth & Corporate Power is Michael Quinn’s impressive response to a century of books and articles that have often distorted the finances of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This […]

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“Possess the Land in Peace”: Zeniff’s Ironic Wordplay on Shilom – Matthew L. Bowen

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: The toponym Shilom likely derives from the Semitic/Hebrew root š-l-m, whence also the similar-sounding word šālôm, “peace,” derives. The first mention of the toponym Shilom in Zeniff’s record — an older account than the […]

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Playing to an Audience: A Review of Revelatory Events – Kevin Christensen

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Review of Ann Taves, Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies in the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2016, 366 pages with notes and index $29.93 (paperback). Abstract: Ann Taves’s book offers a […]

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Changing Critics’ Criticisms of Book of Mormon Changes – Brian C. Hales

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: In early 1830 Joseph Smith published the Book of Mormon, a 269,938-word volume that discusses religious themes intermingled with a history of ancient American peoples.1 Claiming it was scripture like the Bible,2 in 1841 […]

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Celebrating the Work of John W. Welch – Steven T. Densley, Jr.

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. A review of Paul Y. Hoskisson & Daniel C. Peterson, eds., To Seek the Law of the Lord: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch, The Interpreter Foundation, 2017, 543 pages. $24.95 (paperback).   Abstract: […]

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Not Just Sour Grapes: Jesus’s Interpretation of Isaiah’s Song of the Vineyard – John Gee

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: In Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, he heavily references Isaiah’s Song of the Vineyard. An understanding of both the original Hebrew and the Greek translation in the Septuagint of this passage helps provide greater […]

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The Possibility of Janus Parallelism in the Book of Mormon – Jeff Lindsay

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: Janus parallelism, a tool evident in ancient Hebrew poetry, is documented at some length by Scott B. Noegel in Janus Parallelism in the Book of Job, which I recently reviewed. Since the authorship of […]

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The Book of Mormon Witnesses and Their Challenge to Secularism – Daniel C. Peterson

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. There has been much comment recently on the growth in numbers of the religious “nones.” Not all of them are actually non-theists, but secularism or naturalism is undoubtedly on the rise — and Latter-day Saints […]

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Christmastime: When Our Souls Can Sing – Jenny Oaks Baker

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: Christmas is upon us, and it is a special, magical time. I have seen the love of God touch countless lives through the glorious music of the season.   Christmas is a magical time. […]

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Jacob’s Protector – Matthew L. Bowen

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: The name Jacob (yaʿăqōb) means “may he [i.e., God] protect,” or “he has protected.” As a hypocoristic masculine volitive verbal form,1 it is a kind of blessing upon, or prayer on behalf of the […]

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Heralding a New Age of Book of Mormon Scholarship – Steven T. Densley, Jr.

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. A review of John W. Welch, Neal Rappleye, Stephen O. Smoot, David J. Larsen, and Taylor Halverson, eds., Knowing Why: 137 Evidences That the Book of Mormon is True. Covenant Communications, Inc., 2017, 380 pages including endnotes […]

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Janus Parallelism in the Book of Job: A Review of Scott B. Noegel’s Work – Jeff Lindsay

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: Janus parallelism is a recently discovered tool evident in ancient Hebrew poetry. Like the two-faced Roman god Janus, Janus parallelism employs a Hebrew word with two meanings that faces two ways. One meaning of […]

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An Important Year in History – Craig L. Foster

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. A review of Turtle Bunbury, 1847: A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity & Savagery (Dublin: Gill Books, 2016). 388 pages, $43.00, hardback.   I’m one of those people who love finding out when people’s lives have […]

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“He Did Go About Secretly”: Additional Thoughts on the Literary Use of Alma’s Name – Matthew L. Bowen

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: Mormon describes Alma the Younger’s “go[ing] about secretly” to destroy the church that his father, Alma the Elder, had established (Mosiah 27:8–10), this as a narratalogical inversion of that period when Alma the Elder […]

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Barlow on Book of Mormon Language: An Examination of Some Strained Grammar – Stanford Carmack

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: Comments made by Philip Barlow on Book of Mormon language for an Oxford-published book are examined. Inaccuracies are pointed out, and some examples are given that show matching with 1611 King James usage as […]

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Miracles in the Book of Mormon – Gary P. Gillum

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Review of Alonzo L. Gaskill, Miracles of the Book of Mormon: A Guide to the Symbolic Messages, 2015, Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, 447 pp. + bibliography, appendix of Brief Biographical Sketches of Ancient and Modern […]

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The Divine Council in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon – Stephen O. Smoot

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: The Book of Mormon purports to be a record that originates from the ancient Near East. The authors of the book claim an Israelite heritage, and throughout the pages of the text can be […]

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The Christ Who Heals, with Fiona Givens – LDS Perspectives

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Fiona Givens is a retired modern language teacher with undergraduate degrees in French and German and a graduate degree in European history. She is now an independent scholar who has published in several journals and […]

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Marjorie Newton on “The Mormons in Australia” — A Retrospective Review – Louis C. Midgley

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. A Review of Marjorie Newton, Southern Cross Saints: The Mormons in Australia, foreword by Lawrence Foster (xiii-xv). (Laie, HI: Institute for Polynesian Studies, 1991). xxvi+283 pp., with a glossary of Latter-day Saint Terms (257–59), Bibliography […]

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Volume 26 Now Available for Ordering in Paperback and E-book Formats – Administration

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 26 (2017), is now available in paperback and e-book formats. Continue reading → Recently Posted Book review: ‘Prophetic Events of […]

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Volume 26 Now Available for Ordering in Paperback and E-book Formats – Administration

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 26 (2017), is now available in paperback and e-book formats. Continue reading → Recently Posted Book review: ‘Prophetic Events of […]

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Marjorie Newton on “The Mormons in Australia” — A Retrospective Review – Louis C. Midgley

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. A Review of Marjorie Newton, Southern Cross Saints: The Mormons in Australia, foreword by Lawrence Foster (xiii-xv). (Laie, HI: Institute for Polynesian Studies, 1991). xxvi+283 pp., with a glossary of Latter-day Saint Terms (257–59), Bibliography […]

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Marjorie Newton on “The Mormons in Australia” — A Retrospective Review – Louis C. Midgley

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. A Review of Marjorie Newton, Southern Cross Saints: The Mormons in Australia, foreword by Lawrence Foster (xiii-xv). (Laie, HI: Institute for Polynesian Studies, 1991). xxvi+283 pp., with a glossary of Latter-day Saint Terms (257–59), Bibliography […]

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The Gospel of Mark with Julie Smith – LDS Perspectives

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. The Gospel of Mark isn’t a natural choice as a favorite Gospel narrative, but for Julie Smith “as a believing LDS scholar, it is Mark whose shine most attracts [her] gaze, partially because its light […]