Archive for the ‘Book of Mormon’ Category

Dan Peterson, “Book of Mormon’s consistency, complexity still amaze” Deseret News, Oct. 27, 2011

Even setting aside its doctrinal richness and its vital importance as a second witness for the Savior Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon is a strikingly complex document — far more so, probably, than most of its readers realize.

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Grant Hardy, "The Book of Mormon and the Manuscripts", Meridian Magazine, Nov. 16, 2010grant_hardy_article


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Gary C. Lawrence, “Smell of the Lamp, Smell of Engraving” Meridian Magazine, November 2,2010



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Michael De Groote, “How Gold were the Golden Plates?” mormon, July 7,2010

“For we have seen and hefted, and know of a surety that the said Smith has got the plates.” (From “The Testimony of Eight Witnesses.”)

Thud. If you dropped the golden plates, they would have made a pretty big dent in the floor — or worse, they probably would have crushed your foot. Joseph Smith carried them around, hid them in a log, a bean barrel, boxes and under hearthstones. They were picked up and fingers flipped through the metallic leaves, frrrrrrp! Emma Smith had to move them out of her way occasionally while doing housework.

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Marcos A. Aidukaitis, “Because My Father Read the Book of Mormon” Ensign, Nov. 2008, 15-17,

I invite all who hear me today to read the Book of Mormon and to apply the promise it contains. Those who do will know that the book is true.

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