Alert readers will notice how much the Book of Mormon teaches about the temple and how central the temple and its ordinances are to its main messages. There is much to be found beyond a simple word search for “temple” among its pages. If readers will apply their knowledge of the temple to the rich text of the Book of Mormon, they will find that temple themes and imagery appear again and again. BYU Professor of Law John W. Welch commented, "One of [the Book of Mormon’s] precepts is clearly the centrality of the temple." Learn more at