Three New Books Now Available from Interpreter

The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that three new books are now available from The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books:

  • Temple Insights (Eds. W. J. Hamblin and D. R. Seely)
  • Ancient Temple Worship (Eds. M. B. Brown, J. M. Bradshaw, S. D. Ricks, J. S. Thompson)
  • Textual and Comparative Explorations of 1 & 2 Enoch (Samuel Zinner)

Bret Eborn will have softcover copies of the two temple books (along with other publications) available for sale at the Temple on Mount Zion Conference on Saturday. A printout of the Zinner book will also be available, the softcover copies will not arrive in time.

Hardcover versions of the temple books are available for purchase online ($24.95)–they are currently being printed so current orders may take a few weeks to be fulfilled. Softcovers will be put online once the hardcovers sell out ($19.95). The Zinner book will be up online for sale before Saturday–it will only be available in softcover ($19.95).

The Ancient Temple Worship book is now up at Amazon for sale:

The Temple Insights book and all the authors are listed on Amazon at

Samuel Zinner’s book on 1 and 2 Enoch will be up on Amazon before Saturday.

The FairMormon Bookstore will also have all three books soon. They have usually offered these books at a discount.

A teaser chapter from Samuel Zinner’s book discussing Enoch parallels with 1 Nephi and the book of Moses (among other things) will be published on Friday in the Interpreter journal and on the website.

Margaret Barker has said about the book:

“This is a glimpse of the future of Enoch studies. I could not put the book down. Zinner scrutinizes the work of several scholars.  He finds traces of them not only in the Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, but also in Mandaean texts, the Quran, the Zohar and the Scriptures of the Latter-day Saints. Each essay is a gem.” (Margaret Barker, former President of the Societybackground of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament)

FairMormon has one review posted on the Zinner Enoch book by Colby Townsend:

Colby’s concluding paragraph reads:

“With the combination of Zinner’ssuch as Hugh Nibley and Margaret Barker will find a welcome home in this book, and the time they spend in its study that will be richly rewarded.”

Other reviews will be available shortly.

The Yale Book of Mormon text goes into its third printing

RoyalSkousenAuthorandPropritorI’m delighted to hear that Royal Skousen’s superb and helpful Yale University Press edition of The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text has just gone into its third printing.

The folks at Yale didn’t really expect it to make a second printing, so this represents considerable success.

And, just in case you missed the announcement, the massive books outlining his arguments for his various text-critical decisions are now up and freely accessible on the website of The Interpreter Foundation:

Volume 11 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 11 (2014), is now available in paperback for ordering. The 282 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 $6.56 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 11 online at

If you purchase the print edition through Amazon or AmazonSmile, you’ll also receive a free copy of the digital Kindle edition of the volume through the Kindle Matchbook service.  Those who have purchased the paperback volumes in the past from Amazon can also access the Kindle edition of those same volumes for free.

If you’d like to automatically receive Interpreter volumes in the mail soon after they are completed, please consider subscribing to our annual print subscription for the annual price of $50 (covers our cost of printing and shipping only, without markup or royalty).  Annual print subscribers will have priority access to our print editions, before they are made available to the general public on Amazon and AmazonSmile.

Volume 11 is also now available in several digital e-book formats. They are available for downloading at the following links, or directly from your electronic device in its respective e-book store:

  • PDF (free) – can be read on most computers and devices, but text size cannot usually be adjusted.
  • EPUB (free) – can be read on Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including iBooks, Stanza, Aldiko, and Adobe Digital Editions.  This file must be transferred to your device.
  • MOBI (free) – can be read on Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle apps. This file must be transferred to your device.
  • Apple’s iBookstore (free) – can be read on Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Downloads automatically to your device.
  • Nook Books ($0.99*) – Barnes & Noble’s Nook Books store, can be read on Barnes & Noble Nook devices. Downloads automatically to your device.
  • Kindle Store ($0.99*) – Amazon’s Kindle store, can be read on Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle apps on tablet devices. If you purchase the paperback version from Amazon, this Kindle edition is free.  Downloads automatically to your device.
  • Google Books, Google Play (free) – Google’s e-book bookstores, can be read on a variety of devices, including Android phones and tablets. Downloads automatically to your device.

*Note, this is the minimum we are allowed to charge for these formats.

We thank all of the many people who have made Interpreter possible, and the many hours of volunteer work and generous donations which have been given.

Announcing the Online Edition of Royal Skousen’s Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon

Analysis-of-Textual-Variants-in-the-Book-of-MormonThe Interpreter Foundation is very pleased to announce the publication of the online edition of Volume 4 of Royal Skousen‘s Book of Mormon Critical Text project, Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, or ATV. This online edition includes all six parts of this monumental volume, and we are grateful and delighted to host it on the Interpreter website. It will be freely accessible to view, search, and read in its entirety on the website.

In an introductory message about this new edition, Daniel C. Peterson, Chairman and President of The Interpreter Foundation, commends this work:

“I’ve long considered Professor Skousen’s project one of the most impressive scholarly undertakings in the history of the Restoration, and, given its subject matter alone, it’s plainly among the most significant.”

Please click here to read the full message, including more details about this new online edition, and to access the volume.