“Producing Ancient Scripture — Thomas Wayment on Joseph Smith’s Use of Adam Clarke in the JST” (plus Stephen Smoot on B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon)

“Producing Ancient Scripture — Thomas Wayment on Joseph Smith’s Use of Adam Clarke in the JST” (plus Stephen Smoot on B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon) August 12, 2020

 

We walked here today
We walked this morning for quite a while along Manzanita Beach, in Tillamook County, Oregon.  Social distancing was very easy for us; almost nobody was there.
(Wikimedia Commons public domain photograph by Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives)

 

New, via the website of the Interpreter Foundation:

 

“Producing Ancient Scripture — Thomas Wayment on Joseph Smith’s Use of Adam Clarke in the JST”

 

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Also new on the Interpreter Foundation website:

 

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 33 “The Rock of Our Redeemer”: Helaman 1-6

The Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 33, “The Rock of Our Redeemer,” on Helaman 1-6, featured Bruce Webster, Kris Frederickson, and Mike Parker.  This roundtable was extracted from the 19 July 2020 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show, and all commercial and other interruptions were deleted. The complete show may be heard at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreter-radio-show-july-19-2020/.

 

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These three items from Hales Swift are also new on the Interpreter Foundation website:

 

“The Stripling Warriors: Lessons for Our Day (Alma 56-57)”

A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 32 “Preserved by His Marvelous Power” (Alma 53-63)

 

“Alma 55:4-9: Nephite and Lamanite Differences: More about Sound than Look”

A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 32 “Preserved by His Marvelous Power” (Alma 53-63)

 

“Alma 44: Just and Unjust War, Simile Curses, and Repentance”

A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 31 “Stand Fast in the Faith of Christ” (Alma 43-52)

 

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And, from Jonn Claybaugh, likewise on the website of the Interpreter Foundation:

 

“Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 33: Helaman 1-6”

 

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Book of Moses Insights #15: The Teachings of Enoch: “The Son of Man, Even Jesus Christ, a Righteous Judge” (Moses 6:57)

 

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In recent decades, several critics have claimed that Elder B. H. Roberts (d. 1933), formerly a member of the First Council of the Seventy and, it has been argued by some, the premiere intellectual in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, lost his belief in the Book of Mormon during the years just before his death.  Stephen Smoot has examined the evidence for that claim and — I won’t hold you in suspense — has found it wanting:

 

“B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon: Exhumation and Reburial”

 

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This is a good summary and commentary from Jeff Lindsay:

 

“Further Thoughts on the Nephite Interpreters and Mesoamerican Culture”

 

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And let’s end this entry with a bit of beauty:

 

“David Archuleta joins children’s choir to create a timely, hopeful music video: ‘From a Distance’

 

Posted from Depoe Bay, Oregon

 

 


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