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Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 6 – 8
November 29, 2019

[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the third installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follo...

A Passover Setting for Lehi’s Exodus
November 29, 2019

Abstract: Later in his life, former Palmyra resident Fayette Lapham recounted with sharp detail an 1830 interview he conducted with Joseph Smith Sr. about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Among the details he reports that Lehi’s exodus from Jeru...

Volume 33 Now Available for Ordering in Paperback and E-book Formats
November 25, 2019

The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, Volume 32 (2019), is now available in paperback and digital formats for ordering and downloading.

Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture — Chapters 4 & 5
November 22, 2019

[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the second installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Foll...

Taking Stock
November 22, 2019

Abstract: In a response to my review of their Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts volume, the series editors of the Joseph Smith Papers provided feedback and commentary on two important items. There are other,

A Welcome Response, but Flaws Remain
November 22, 2019

Abstract: After Interpreter published my lengthy paper that discussed apparent bias and flaws in scholarship in the Joseph Smith Papers volume on the Book of Abraham, two members of the JSP Project team have responded with a defense of their volume.

The Joseph Smith Papers and the Book of Abraham: A Response to Recent Reviews
November 22, 2019

Abstract: The Joseph Smith Papers welcomes engagement with its work and gratefully acknowledges the important work of various scholars on the Book of Abraham. Recent reviews in the Interpreter of Revelations and Translations, Volume 4, however,

Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture
November 15, 2019

[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present the first installment from a book entitled Labor Diligently to Write: The Ancient Making of a Modern Scripture. It is being presented in serialized form as an aid to help readers prepare for the 2020 Come Follo...

The Brass Plates Version of Genesis
November 15, 2019

Abstract: The Book of Mormon peoples repeatedly indicated that they were descendants of Joseph, the son of Jacob who was sold into Egypt by his brothers. The plates of brass that they took with them from Jerusalem c.

Memory and Millennials: A Review of First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins
November 08, 2019

Abstract: The multiple historical accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision have been an area of intense study, debate, and discussion for several decades. The newest addition to the discussion is a specialized monograph engaging the various accounts of ...