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Joseph Smith Pearl of Great Price

Joseph Smith’s Use of Hebrew in the Book of Abraham

Scholar Matthew Grey shares his latest research on Joseph Smith’s usage of Hebrew in the Book of Abraham. Grey published a chapter on the topic in Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity (University of Utah Press, 2020).

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Bible Joseph Smith

Thomas Wayment and the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible

It’s difficult to separate the life of Joseph Smith from his recurring role as a “translator.” The meaning and methods of the Prophet’s translation activities sometimes meant different things, such as the different approaches and outcomes for his translation of the Book of Abraham, Book of Mormon, and the Bible. Thomas Wayment’s chapter in Producing Ancient Scripture contributes to our knowledge about Joseph Smith and his translation of the Bible.

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Joseph Smith Scriptures

How Did Joseph Smith Produce Ancient Scripture?

How did Joseph Smith translate the Book of Mormon, Bible, and Book of Abraham? What did translation mean to the Prophet? What do we know about how the Latter-day Saint founder produced ancient scripture—and what has yet to be revealed? In this interview, Michael Hubbard MacKay and Mark Ashurst-McGee discuss findings from their book about Joseph Smith’s translations.

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Book of Mormon Come Follow Me Intellectualism Theology

The Book of Mormon: Brief Theological Introductions

Spencer Fluhman and Philip Barlow are co-editors of the groundbreaking Maxwell Institute series, Brief Theological Introductions to the Book of Mormon.

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Book of Mormon Latter-day Saint History

Max Perry Mueller on ‘Race and the Making of the Mormon People’

Max Perry Mueller discusses the role of race in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Book of Mormon. He shares stories about prominent pioneer saints like Hyrum Smith and Joseph F. Smith. Mueller also discusses Jane Manning James and her unique statement, “I am white except for the color of my skin.”

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Come Follow Me Old Testament

Jonah in the Bible: A Commentary by Rabbi Steven Bob

Everyone knows the story of Jonah and the whale from the Old Testament, but no one knows it quite like Rabbi Steven Bob. He is the author of Jonah and the Meaning of Our Lives.

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Ancient history Come Follow Me New Testament

N. T. Wright on the New Testament in Its World

N T. Wright is one of Christianity’s leading theologians. Sometimes called the C. S. Lewis of our day, the New Testament scholar is able to cross denominational boundaries to share insights ranging from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Apostle Paul.

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Ancient history Bible

Second Temple Literature with Malka Simkovich

Second Temple literature includes texts written when the Jews returned to Judea after the description of the First Temple. Jewish scholar Malka Simkovich discusses the scriptures and stories that shaped early Judaism, including the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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Book of Mormon Come Follow Me

Tad Callister on the Book of Mormon and Infinite Atonement of Jesus Christ

Tad Callister is former General Sunday School president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and author of several books about Latter-day Saint theology. In this interview, he talks about evidence for the Book of Mormon and what he’s learned since publishing The Infinite Atonement.

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Scriptures

‘The Tragedy and the Triumph’ compiles speeches from BYU Easter Conferences

Each year, scholars gather at Brigham Young University to give presentations on the life and mission of Jesus Christ. A new book published in partnership with BYU Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book draws from the 2018 and 2019 Easter Conferences.