Gazelem the Jaredite

Abstract: Alma refers to Gazelem in his instructions to his son Helaman in Alma 37:23. This article proposes and explores the concept of identifying Gazelem as a Jaredite seer. Other theories of the identity of Gazelem are addressed in this article but not explored in depth. It discusses the full context of Alma’s words, the Jaredite secret combinations and their oaths, Gazelem’s seer stone, and the Nephite interpreters. Additionally, it proposes a possible timeline that Gazelem lived among the Jaredites. It also discusses the usage of “Gazelam” as a substitute name for Joseph Smith in early editions of the Doctrine and Covenants. Continue reading

Scripture Roundtable 46: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 42, Continuing Revelation to Latter-day Prophets

(Originally published 12 October 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 46 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #42, Continuing Revelation to Latter-day Prophets, focusing on scriptures in D&C 1, 68, 84, 107, and 132, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures and church history. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Andrew Smith, Martin Tanner, and Shon Hopkin.

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Scripture Roundtable 41: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 37, “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet”

(Originally published on 25 August 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 41 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #37, “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures and church history. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Ben McGuire, Daniel Peterson, Mike Parker, and Robert B. White.

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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