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Did you know that Enos may have used clever Hebrew wordplay in his Book of Mormon account? Not only does his "wrestle" with God parallel the Genesis story of Jacob, but he may have applied his own name with the Hebrew word "Enosh". Learn how Enos may have “likened the scriptures” to himself.

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The story of the prophet Enos demonstrates some of the ways people can liken the scriptures to themselves. John A. Tvedtnes and Matthew Roper argued that Enos’s wrestle with God is an allusion to Jacob’s wrestle with God in Genesis. Enos also applied Job 33:26 directly to himself, likely because the Hebrew word “enos” was included in the verse. In addition to looking at an isolated verse and applying it to himself, as in the example from Job, Eno...
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Nephi’s story about obtaining the plates teaches that while the Lord may prepare the way, the way prepared is not always easy. Nephi had to travel 500 miles round trip in a scorching desert and face off with a powerful leader. Nephi wrote this account to illustrate how the Lord would prepare a way for those who obey. He even used a chiasm that focuses on commandments at it's center.
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That Joseph Smith’s ideas and wordings about Christ and the Atonement were likely shaped by the Book of Mormon is remarkable considering that he personally communicated with the Savior on multiple occasions.

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The third Article of Faith reads: “We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel” (Articles of Faith 1:3). At first glance, this statement looks like basic summaries of doctrine gleaned from the Bible. However, early Mormon understanding of Jesus Christ and the Atonement seems to more closely reflect the Book of Mormon. This article of faith fits well with statemen...
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After journeying for many years, Lehi and his family eventually came to a coastal region which they called “Bountiful.”
Many people have wondered if such a coastal paradise could exist on the dry Arabian Peninsula. Learn how one location complies with all 12 features mentioned by Nephi in the Book of Mormon.

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Nephi's slaying of Laban in the Book of Mormon can be hard to understand for modern readers. But when compared to ancient laws, such as the Law of Moses, it can actually make legal sense. For example, Exodus 21 gives three specific legal requirements such as not lying in wait, having God deliver, and fleeing the land. Learn how Nephi passed these requirements, and more, at bit.ly/know256

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Nephi's killing of Laban can be jarring to modern readers.Yet, even though this killing would not be justifiable in modern legal systems, the text shows that, in the ancient Israelite legal system, it would be legal. This is because Laban had commited multiple capital crimes, Nephi did not lie in wait for Laban, and God delivered Laban into his hand. Nephi still faced a penalty, as, under the law, he would have had to flee the Holy Land, which is...
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"Launched last January, Book of Mormon Central takes complex scholarly research about the Book of Mormon and, with a media-savvy staff, transforms the content into something engaging and easy to digest, such as a short video or essay. The independent, nonprofit organization is based in Springville, and its mission is to "increase understanding and faithful engagement" for any reader of the Book of Mormon, according to the website."

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Since its launch last January, the Book of Mormon Central team has worked "to increase understanding and faithful engagement" of the sacred scripture by taking scholarly research and presenting it in
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Alma and Joseph Smith spoke and wrote about their spiritual experiences on multiple occasions in different ways. This is not to say that they made things up as they went along. Rather, their variation in details seems to have been prompted by their varying audiences and inspired by what they had been going through in their individual lives.
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Like Joseph Smith's first vision, Alma the Younger’s experience with the angel is recorded multiple times. Alma’s three tellings of his conversion story shed light on Joseph Smith’s multiple tellings of his First Vision. Distinctive phrases shared between the accounts show that they came from the same person. In the cases of both Alma and Joseph Smith, differences between accounts make sense because they were writing about the experience to diffe...
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The fact that Nephi employs the Wisdom literature traditions of the ancient world and that he so closely resembles the archetypal "wise man" supports the notion that the Book of Mormon should be read as an ancient text.

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The Know Nephi began his record by praising his parents and noting that he had been “taught somewhat in all the learning of my father” (1 Nephi 1:1). He further stated that his record was made “in the language of my father, which consists of the learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians … and I make it according to my knowledge” (1 Nephi 1:2–3).
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No better companion can be found for understanding the process of acquiring spiritual knowledge than the Book of Mormon. Precious accounts in the Book of Mormon reveal how the process of acquiring revelation works. Read more at bit.ly/know260

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God has understood the need to adapt how He communicates to suit our needs. This applies to verbal language, education level, mode of expression, and also historical circumstances and cultural background. We should not be derailed by the various manners or media through which He packages and conveys His messages.
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En los inicios de la iglesia todos querían ser como el profeta José Smith, un miembro de los doce de la Iglesia Hiram Page, tenía cierta piedra y profesaba estar recibiendo, con ayuda de ésta, revelaciones concernientes a la edificación de Sión y el orden de la Iglesia. Estas afirmaciones habían engañado a varios miembros importantes y habían influido erróneamente aun en Oliver Cowdery. Poco antes de una conferencia que se había convocado, el Profeta preguntó fervientemente al Señor concerniente al asunto y recibió esta revelación. ( Encabezado de Doctrina y Convenios 28) ,Pero he aquí, de cierto, de cierto te digo, que nadie será nombrado para recibir mandamientos y revelaciones en esta iglesia sino mi siervo José Smith, hijo, porque los recibe así como Moisés.Y además, irás a tu hermano, Hiram Page, entre tú y él a solas, y le dirás que las cosas que él ha escrito mediante esa piedra no son mías, y que Satanás lo engaña( DyC 28: 11) el Señor declaró claramente que Satanás estaba engañando a Hiram Page y a quienes creían en las palabras que él dictaba Los enemigos de la iglesia y apóstatas le atribuyen a José Smith las revelaciones del diablo que recibió Hiram Page con la piedra y el sombrero .
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Happy Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas! As a special thank you to our readers, viewers, and friends, we have collected our Christmas related articles, and present them together for you as a free PDF download.
May there be no darkness for you this Christmas season just as there was none for the Nephites the night Christ was born. May the light and life of Christ fill your hearts this Christmas season, and always.
To print or save, follow the link, scroll down, and within the black frame you'll see a small print or save icon. If you do print, try to do so double-sided.
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While the Book of Mormon does not provide definitive evidence on the dating Jesus Christ’s birth, it does offer important additional information, especially to scholars within the Latter-day Saint tradition. Learn how some scholars date Christ's birth to 5 BC or in the early months of 4 BC.

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