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New Journal Volume 54, no. 2
July 7, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
We are happy to announce that BYU Studies Quarterly, volume 54, number 2, is now available. Print copies will be mailed July 7 and should be delivered by the end of July (they are mailed via bulk mail). Subscribers to both print and digital versions can access all the articles on our website. Contact BYU Studies if you have trouble logging on.

BYU Studies Quarterly 54, no. 2, starts off with a message from BYU President Kevin Worthen as he encourages BYU Studies to continue in its role supporting the mission of BYU, to publish works that reflect scholarship and faith. Avram Shannon asks whether the Joseph Smith Translation is a midrash and carefully explains that Midrash, a rabbinic commentary on . . .
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Article of the Week
July 6, 2015

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 . . .

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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, and others is worthy of praise and . . .

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Additional Features
On July 7, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Liberty, Missouri. Joseph Smith assembled with the high council in the home of Lyman Wight and gave them instructions pertaining to their callings.


On this day in 1836

Kirtland, Ohio. Barker for use of Bump v. Smith and Cowdery: Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery executed a promissory note to pay William Barker $621.32 in money or Missouri land by September 1, 1836.


On this day in 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Underwood v. Rigdon: Plaintiffs file their declaration seeking $1,643.63 plus costs.


On this day in 1839

Commerce, Illinois. Joseph Smith attended a farewell meeting for members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles who were about to leave on missions to Great Britain.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
How are "prayer circles" portrayed in early Christian literature?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

Some men were preoccupied with their surplus goods. Death: Mary Ledingham, age 22 months

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