Read this weeks knowhy connected with the come follow me curriculum, and watch a video elucidating an insight in this weeks scripture reading. Book of mormon evidence, or its employees, and no information or opinions represent the church of jesus christ of. As part of his prophetic call, the author produced what he claims is a translation of the lost 116 pages, or book of lehi. Twentythree essays by prominent lds scholars cover such topics as warfare, repentance, exodus motifs, hebraisms, kingship, politics, isaiah, mormon as editor. This is easily the most insightful reading of the book of mormon i have ever read. Or will the translation only be available to those in first zion zion. Miner, personal notes i have dreamed a dream in 1 nephi 2. And it came to pass that i, nephi, did make out of wood a bow, and out of a straight stick, an arrow. It was also at this location that the path of lehis journey changed from a southern to an eastern direction before continuing toward the coast and the land bountiful. Thanks mostly to the bible, hebrew names or variants thereof are known through much of the world. Laban casts lehi and his family out of his house, and laban keeps the plates of brass which lehis fathers had made in egypt.
Using the various types of evidence for the book of lehis contents, and piecing together the various fragments like puzzle pieces, a larger picture of the books contents begins to emerge. Nephis record begins with a declaration of his upbringing in the wisdom tradition and his authenticity and reliability as a wise son and scribe 1 nephi 1. Tvedtnes, colophons in the book of mormon, in rediscovering the book of mormon, edited by john l. Scott smith has 368 books on goodreads, and is currently reading the lost 116 pages. Religious studies center, brigham young university, 1998, 927. The writers of the book of mormon talked a lot about their government and political beliefs. For example, although the death of helaman is recorded near the beginning of the book of helaman see 3. The two messages of the book are tied together in such a way that whoever accepts the teachings of christ accepts that nephi was a legitimate ruler, and vice versa. The israelite background of moses typology in the book of. What he has assembled in this study is among the most audacious attempts to make sense of the book of mormon yet seen.
Don bradley books list of books by author don bradley. Rediscovering the book of lehi, expected in 2019 from greg kofford books. Rediscovering the book of lehi by don bradley, understanding the sym. Foundation for ancient research and mormon studies, 1991, chapter 4. What the discovery of the dead sea scrolls has done to spark reexamination of basic christianity, meldrums analysis of dna research promises to do for the reexaminationand probable replacementof mesoamerica as the accepted locus of book of. Rediscovering the book of mormon is a useful volume of essays dealing with the literary texture, variety and richness of the book of mormon that shows joseph smith could not have possibly authored the text in the 19th century. These pages, which had not been copied, were lost by smiths scribe, martin harris, during the summer of 1828 and are presumed to have been destroyed. The general sources for this paper include this article by john tvedtnes together with. As an ancient religious text and cultural artifact, the book of mormon rewards close analysis along many lines of inquiry. Smith completed the book of mormon without retranslating the book of lehi, replacing it with what he said was an abridgment taken from the plates of nephi. Hebraisms in the book of mormon judaicaworld archives. By don bradley this is a book that rewards reading, rereading, and rere reading. Hoekema appendix a from the four major cults william b. Click to view on the internet rediscovering the book of mormon remnant through dna by rod meldrum.
The lost 116 pages were the original manuscript pages of what joseph smith, founder of the latter day saint movement, said was the translation of the book of lehi, the first portion of the golden plates revealed to him by an angel in 1827. Lehi takes the book of brass plates which contained the scriptures of the jews. The report of lehis dream in its biblical context, in the things which my father saw. According to the hiltons, a fourday journey in a southsoutheast direction carried lehi to a. Charting the book of mormon, 1999 welch, welch, farms chart 94 1 nephi and the exodus 1 nephi exodus motifs common to both accounts 1. The book of lehi fails even a cursory analysis when checked against what is known about joseph smiths translation of the same material the author of the book of lehi claims to have been commanded to translate the sealed portion of the book of mormon, as well as the lost 116 pages. Other writers who have documented extensive connections between the exodus of israel and its leaders with the lehite exodus recorded in the book of mormon include terrence l.
Literary and historical studies of the book of mormon provo, ut. Learn about the book of mormon with verse by verse commentaries from renowned book of mormon scholars like john w. Tvedtnes, the hebrew background of the book of mormon in rediscovering the book of mormon, f. Hales and the author of the forthcoming book the lost 116 pages. Don is also the author of the forthcoming book the lost 116 pages. Although the death of helaman is recorded near the beginning of the book of helaman see helaman 3. Some of the names found in english bibles also show up in the book of mormon, some hebrew names found in the book of mormon are not in the bible. Smith completed the book of mormon without retranslating the book of lehi, replacing it with what he said w. This location is referred to as the place where ishmael is laid to rest. Szink, nephi and the exodus, in rediscovering the book of mormon, ed.
According to sloan, we can find an example in the book of helaman. Lehi marries sariah who is a niece of laban, and he lives in the house of laban in jerusalem. Sloan, notes and communicationsthe book of lehi and the plates of lehi, journal of book of mormon studies 6, no. Rediscovering natures essentials by amanda lukes is the perfect book when it comes to sharing essential oils. Rediscovering the book of mormon remnant through dna rod l. Im currently piecing some of this together as my masters thesis at utah. Kent brown, nephis use of lehis record, in rediscovering the book of mormon. On a summer day in 1828, book of mormon scribe and witness marti. Tanner, jacob and his descendants as authors, in rediscovering the book of mormon, 55. He is the primary researcher for the joseph smiths polygamy series by brian c. The breaking of the bow, the loss of spring in his brothers bows, nephis ability to fashion a new bow from apparently suitable wood, and the need to make a new arrow are all believable details according to what is known about ancient bows, archery, and the geography of southwest arabia. As an ancient religious text and cultural artifact, the book of mormon rewards close analysis along many lines.
Kent brown, nephis use of lehi s record, in rediscovering the book of mormon. Nephi is the prototypical wise son of the wisdom tradition. The nowmissing first portion of the book of mormon, the book of lehi, or lost. Rediscovering the book of mormon nephis political testament. He is doing further research on the lost 116 pages and welcomes additional information readers may have on the subject. Sloan in the preface to the 1830 edition of the book of mormon, joseph smith wrote that the lost 116 pages included his translation of the book of lehi, which was an account abridged from the plates of lehi, by the hand of mormon. Tvedtnes, colophons in the book of mormon, in rediscovering the book of mormon. The first 116 pages of the original manuscript of the book of mormon were lost. Religious studies center, brigham young university. Supplementing jeff lindsays book of mormon evidences page. The story of the broken bow adds one more layer of authenticity to nephis record. The book of mormon description of shazer as a place where lehis group would stop and go huntingobviously a place with water and wildlife where one could stay for a while on a long journeyagrees well with the meaning of the word shazer. The book of lehi and the plates of lehi byu scholarsarchive.
By don bradley this is a book that rewards reading, rereading, and rerereading. As proverbs advocates that a wise man cherishes the word of god, so nephi cherishes the words of the wise. Serious study of the book of mormon by latterday saints is flourishing today as never before. Farms, 1991, 3237 discusses other colophonlike features in the book of mormon, though he seems to have a slightly different use of the word in mind. Don bradleys ability to see connections the rest of us miss is the stuff of legend. Rediscovering the bom remnant through dna book of mormon. Criticism of mormonismbooksthe book of lehi fairmormon. This book shares the exciting results of scholarly research on the book of mormon undertaken during the 1980s. First nephi in the book of mormon offers some of the most interesting evidences for the book of mormon, particularly the description of the journey across the arabian peninsula to nahom and then due east to bountiful.889 90 1529 1203 981 877 452 216 632 148 880 453 1339 1218 662 1476 849 1447 578 94 582 106 1090 59 77 1567 228 63 1353 743 459 1041 1066 819 59 162 767 1341 886 1474 638 1475 1028 882 49 275 1376