Welch, John W.
Reexploring the Book of Mormon
Salt Lake City, UT; Provo, UT
Deseret Book Co.; F.A.R.M.S.
The Book of Mormon invites exploration and reexploration. After more than 150 years of careful reading, we are still learning to appreciate its fullness, understand its origins, and comprehend its messages.
Reexploring the Book of Mormon yields a wealth of new insights. More than ever before, patient and skillful research during the past decade has led from one discovery to another.
Since 1981, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (F.A.R.M.S.) has issued articles and updates—brief, readable reports on current discoveries about the origins and contents of the Book of Mormon. Eighty-five of these findings published through 1991 have been collected in this volume.
How long it took Joseph Smith to translate the plates.
What did Charles Anthon really say?
Temples, kingship, and coronation among the Nephites.
The seasonality of Nephite warfare.
Poetic forms in the Book of Mormon.
Prophetic symbolism in Nephite writings.
The horse, silk, and linen in ancient America.
Near Eastern origins of the names Nahom and Mulek.
The persistence of Israelite laws in Nephite culture.
Classic ancient forms in King Benjamin's speech.
The use of cement in Mesoamerica and in Helaman 3.
The spiritual desires that motivated Columbus.
The covenant setting of Jesus' visit in 3 Nephi 11—18.
Our Nephite sacrament prayers.
This type of research does more than gather circumstantial evidence for the Book of Mormon. It explores many avenues of the record's internal complexity. It helps define the rich literary, anthropological, historical, and spiritual settings in which this scripture was written and translated.
"Idle and Slothful Strange Stories" : Book of Mormon Origins and the Historical Record
'A Record in the Language of My Father' : Evidence of Ancient Egyptian and Hebrew in the Book of Mormon
An Open Letter to Dr. Michael Coe
By the Hand of Mormon : The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion
Curiously Unique : Joseph Smith as Author
of the Book of Mormon
Does the Shoe Fit? : A Critique of the Limited Tehuantepec Geography
From Jerusalem to Zarahemla : Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon
From Presence to Practice : Jesus, the Sacrament Prayers, the Priesthood, and Church Discipline in 3 Nephi 18 and Moroni 2-6
Heartland as Hinterland : The Mesoamerican Core and North American Periphery of Book of Mormon Geography
Joseph Smith's Doctrine of the Holy Spirit Contrasted with Cartwright, Campbell, Hodge, and Finney
Orson Scott Card's 'Artifact or Artifice' : Where It Stands After Twenty-five Years
Pilgrimage to Palmyra : President B. H. Roberts and the Eastern States Mission’s 1923 Commemoration of Cumorah
Reflecting on Gospel Scholarship with Abū al-Walīd and Abū Ḥāmid
The Book of Mormon : A Reader's Edition
The Book of Mormon Reference Companion
The Israelite Roots of Atonement Terminology
The Priority of Mosiah : A Prelude to Book of Mormon Exegesis
Timing the Translation of the Book of Mormon : “Days [and Hours] Never to Be Forgotten”
Understanding the Book of Mormon : A Reader's Guide
Written to the Lamanites : Understanding the Book of Mormon through Native Culture and Religion
'A Most Sacred Possession' : The Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon
A Comprehensive History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon
B. H. Roberts : Studies of the Book of Mormon
Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon
Digging Into the Book of Mormon : Our Changing Understanding of Ancient America and Its Scripture
History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Period I : History of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, by Himself
Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses
Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism
Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites
Mormonism Unvailed : Or, a Faithful Account of That Singular Imposition and Delusion From Its Rise to the Present Time
Mormons and Muslims : Spiritual Foundations and Modern Manifestations
On Verifying Wordprint Studies : Book of Mormon Authorship
Rediscovering the Book of Mormon Remnant Through DNA
Since Cumorah : The Book of Mormon in the Modern World
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith
The Anthon Transcript : People, Primary Sources, and Problems
The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley
The Political Dimension in Nephi's Small Plates
The Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith by His Mother
The Typology of the Exodus Pattern in the Book of Mormon
William Smith on Mormonism