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 Narrative Approach to the Joseph Smith Translation of the Synoptic Gospels
July 27, 2015
by Jared W. Ludlow
This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Jared W. Ludlow which was published in our newest issue, 54:2. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

One of the first projects Joseph Smith undertook after the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April 1830 was a translation of the Bible. Although it was not a typical translation from original Greek or Hebrew manuscripts, the project was often called a "translation" nonetheless. The Joseph Smith Translation, or JST as it is often called, was referred to by the Lord in the Doctrine and Covenants as "the new translation of my holy word" (D&C 124:89). At the top of the manuscript of the . . .
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New Testament Lesson #32
July 24, 2015

Paul's missionary travels, experiences, and teachings are an example to us of faith, hard work, and reliance on the Holy Ghost. Christians also will need these attributes to endure to the end. Paul faced challenges such . . .

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Book Review
July 23, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full book review by Brent J. Schmidt. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.

Adam Miller's work Speculative Grace deserves more than one reading. In essence, it is metaphysical . . .

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Additional Features
On July 27, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1837

Painesville, Ohio. On their journey to visit the Saints in Canada, Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Thomas B. Marsh were detained all day in Painesville, Ohio, because of malicious lawsuits.


On this day in 1837

Painesville, Ohio. Six lawsuits were heard the same day.


On this day in 1837

Kirtland, Ohio. Seymour and Griffith v. Rigdon and Smith: John S. Seymour and Thomas Griffith filed a suit on a promissory note dated February 10 and March 9, 1837, with face value of $150. They also filed a writ of capias against Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith. Rigdon and Smith were arrested by Second Sheriff Abel Kimball and held in custody until Seymour and Griffith requested their release.


On this day in 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith took Sarah Ann Whitney, daughter of Newel K. and Elizabeth Ann Whitney, as a plural wife. The ceremony was performed by Sarah Ann's father.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
How does the stock ledger book help to explain the failure of the Kirtland Safety Society?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

Some local residents attended their services and caused trouble.

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