Daily Feature

Each weekday, we spotlight content from BYU Studies: articles, reviews, web updates, staff picks, etc. These spotlights are called “Daily Features.” To read the full text for the feature, click the “Read More” link from the front page. You can download the article or other item for free during the week that it is featured.

Article of the Week A Historical Sketch of Galilee
July 6, 2015
by Andrew C. Skinner
This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Andrew C. Skinner published in issue 36:3 of BYU Studies. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

Galilee in New Testament times was apparently viewed by some as being filled with "unlearned" men who clashed with Jewish leaders in Jerusalem (Acts 4:13). This was another source of tension in Galilee and Judea that took its toll on the peace of the Jewish nation.

The volatile atmosphere of Galilee now intensified even more. It seems clear from the New Testament that during this period there were many debtors, many beggars, and numbers of slaves whose situation was dire. This seems to be verified by . . .
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New Test. Lesson #29
July 3, 2015

The first months of the church after Christ's ascension were filled with both struggles and miracles. Chart 13-11 lists many miracles that strengthened and encouraged the early saints. The faith of Peter, Paul, Stephen, . . .

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Book Review
July 2, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full book review by Brian Q. Cannon. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.

In this superb, award-winning study, Jedediah S. Rogers, state historian and co-managing editor of the . . .

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Additional Features
On July 6, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1830

Harmony, Pennsylvania. Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 26, a revelation regarding scripture study and common consent.


On this day in 1835

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received a certificate from Michael H. Chandler affirming that Joseph's translation of the Egyptian hieroglyphics corresponded with information Chandler received from learned men in "eminent cities."


On this day in 1839

Daviess County, Missouri. State of Missouri v. Joseph Smith et al. William ­Morgan, Sheriff of Daviess County, Missouri, filed a statement that on July 6, Joseph Smith and the others escaped without the "connivance, consent or negligence" of Morgan and the other officers.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What is the Latter-day Saint position on the origin of man?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

The weather was hot and the tents were not finished.

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