Scripture Roundtable 165: Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21, Alma… Did Judge Righteous Judgments

This is Scripture Roundtable 165 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss the Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine Lesson #21, Alma… Did Judge Righteous Judgments, focusing on scriptures in Mosiah 29 and Alma 1-4, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2016 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable are Kristine Frederickson, Benjamin McGuire, Daniel Peterson, and Craig Foster.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:

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Scripture Roundtable 164: Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20, My Soul Is Pained No More

This is Scripture Roundtable 164 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss the Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine Lesson #20, My Soul Is Pained No More, focusing on scriptures in Mosiah 25-27, and Alma 36, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2016 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable are Martin Tanner, Craig Foster, Cassandra Hedelius, and Bruce Webster.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:

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Volume 18 Now Available for Ordering in Paperback and E-book Formats

The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 18 (2016), is now available in paperback for ordering. The 288 page volume can be ordered online at Amazon, or better yet, at AmazonSmile if you would like to donate a portion of your purchase to The Interpreter Foundation at no additional cost to you. The volume price is $7.17 plus shipping (or free shipping with Amazon Prime membership). This price reflects the cost of printing only, with no markup or royalty. This bound volume includes all of the peer-reviewed articles that have been published in volume 18 online at MormonInterpreter.com. Continue reading

Additional Witnesses of the Coming Forth and Content of the Book of Mormon

By Dennis B. Horne

As Joseph Smith was dictating the translation of the Book of Mormon to Oliver Cowdery, they learned that the gold plates were to “be hid from the eyes of the world” in general. Nevertheless “three witnesses” would be enabled to view the book or plates “by the power of God” in addition to Joseph—“him to whom the book shall be delivered.” These three witnesses would then “testify to the truth of the book and the things therein” (2 Nephi 27:12; see also Ether 5:2-4 and D&C 5:11, 15).

It is well known that Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris were granted the privilege of becoming these three designated special witnesses (see D&C 17, including section introduction). Their signed statement of solemn testimony has been printed with each edition of the Book of Mormon. Continue reading

Upcoming Lectures: Editing Out the “Bad Grammar” in the Book of Mormon

Next week lectures will be presented by Royal Skousen and Stanford Carmack regarding grammatical variation in the Book of Mormon on Wednesday, 6 April 2016, at 7:00 pm, in room 1102 of the Jesse Knight Building (JKB) at BYU in Provo, Utah. These lectures coincide with the publication of parts 1 and 2 of Volume 3 of the Critical Text of the Book of Mormon: Grammatical Variation, which are now available from BYU Studies (call 801-422-6691).

  • Royal Skousen – “The Newest Installment in the Critical Text Project, Grammatical Variation
  • Stanford Carmack – “Suspect Grammar in the Book of Mormon”

These lectures are sponsored by BYU Studies, The Interpreter Foundation, and BYU’s College of Humanities and the Department of Linguistics and English Language.

Skousen+Carmack lecture April 6