The Interpreter Foundation and BYU Studies sponsored a conference, 2015 Exploring the Complexities in the English Language of the Book of Mormon, which took place on 14 March 2015 on BYU Campus in Provo, Utah. It was filmed, and videos of each of the presentations are now available for free viewing on The Interpreter Foundation’s YouTube channel, or on MormonInterpreter.com (conference videos). There is also a YouTube playlist available of the conference presentations to facilitate viewing all the presentations in the order they were presented.
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Mack Stirling will be speaking on “The Book of Job and the Temple: an LDS Perspective” March 29, 2015. The presentation will begin at 6:00 PM in the Daybreak Stake Center, 4137 W. Foxview Dr. 11535 S., South Jordan, UT 84095 (just off Bangerter and 4000W).
Mack Stirling, a native of Leeds, Utah, a 1975 graduate of BYU in chemistry, and a 1979 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is currently Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. His service in the Norway Mission (1971-1973) kindled a passion for theology and scriptural studies. He and his wife, Dixie, have four married daughters and ten grandchildren. He presented similar information at the Interpreter-sponsored Temple on Mount Zion Conference. See here for that paper.
Royal Skousen has provided a handout of information and web links to information related to what he will be presenting at this Saturday’s conference on “Exploring the Complexities in the English Language of the Book of Mormon.” This handout can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
This is a reminder that this Saturday, March 14, 2015, a conference will be held in 251 Tanner Building on the BYU Campus in Provo, Utah, to report and discuss the latest investigations into a wide range of linguistic elements in the Book of Mormon, including expressions that do not appear to have been in use in the nineteenth century. As a result of twenty-seven years of investigations by Royal Skousen into the original English-language text of the Book of Mormon, these curiously archaic expressions have raised fascinating questions and discussions regarding the origins of this wondrous scripture.
The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The public is invited and admission is free. There is no registration.
See the event webpage for more details.