The Book of Mormon
This section is dedicated to research on the Book of Mormon. We hope to accumulate many of those scholarly works that have been completed about this great book. If you have any suggestions or questions that you feel would benefit this section, please leave us a comment. Thank you.



Books on the Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon Paintings of Minerva Teichert

For Minerva Teichert there were only two reasons to paint--"either a thing must be very beautiful, or, it must be an important story." She loved and lived the truths of the Book of Mormon; it was the important story she felt determined to tell through her...

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Charting the Book of Mormon
Charting the Book of Mormon


The Book of Mormon is full of facts, ranging from eternal truths to mundane details. This collection charts many of those facts in clear and convenient graphs and visuals. 

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Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon
When Are Chiasms Admissible as Evidence?
BYU Studies 49:4 (2010)



Does Chiasmus Appear in the Book of Mormon by Chance?
BYU Studies 43:2 (2004)



[The program below is the one discussed in the Edwards' article from issue 43:2 (2004).]

A computer program that calculates the likelihood that a chiasm could have appeared by chance, discussed on page 116 of the article, is available for free download:


NOTE: This program is not supported in any way by BYU Studies. If you experience problems with the program, please see the instructions sheet provided or contact the authors directly.


Other Resources

 

Book of Mormon Articles

Brown, S. Kent, "The Exodus Pattern in the Book of Mormon" (1990), 30:3:111.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Bushman, Richard L., "The Book of Mormon and the American Revolution" (1976), 17:1:3.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Christenson, Allen review of John L. Sorenson, "Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life" (1997-98), 37:4:189.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Cracroft, Richard H., "The Gentle Blasphemer: Mark Twain, Holy Scripture, and the Book of Mormon" (1971), 11:2:119.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Cracroft, Richard H. review of Scot Facer Proctor, "Witness of the Light: A Photographic Journey in the Footsteps of the American Prophet Joseph Smith; Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor, Source of the Light: A Witness and Testimony of Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of All; and Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor, Light from the Dust: A Photographic Exploration into the Ancient World of the Book of Mormon" (1994), 34:4:209.  Click here to download copy of PDF

England, Eugene , "Hugh Nibley as Cassandra [review essay on Hugh Nibley, Since Cumorah, Approaching Zion, and 'Warfare and the Book of Mormon,' in Warfare in the Book of Mormon" (1990), 30:4:104.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Firmage, Edwin Brown, "Violence and the Gospel: The Teachings of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Book of Mormon" (1985), 25:1:31.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Griggs, C. Wilfred, "The Book of Mormon as an Ancient Book" (1982), 22:3:259.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Hilton, John L., "On Verifying Wordprint Studies: Book of Mormon Authorship" (1990), 30:3:89.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Jenson, Janet , "Variations between Copies of the First Edition of the Book of Mormon" (1973), 13:2:214.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Jessee, Dean C., "The Original Book of Mormon Manuscript" (1970), 10:3:259.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Jordan, Benjamin R., "'Many Great and Notable Cities Were Sunk': Liquefaction in the Book of Mormon " (1999), 38:3:119.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Keller, Roger R. review of Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, ed., "Isaiah in the Book of Mormon" (1999), 38:1:207.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Larsen, Wayne A., Alvin C. Rencher and Tim Layton, "Who Wrote the Book of Mormon? An Analysis of Wordprints" (1980), 20:3:225. Click here to download copy of PDF

Larson, Stan , "Conjectural Emendation and the Text of the Book of Mormon" (1978), 18:4:563.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Lyon Jr., Thomas Edgar, "Publishing a Book of Mormon Poetry: The Harp of Zion" (1987), 27:1:85.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Madsen, Truman G., "B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon" (1979), 19:4:427.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Matthews, Robert J., "The Doctrine of the Resurrection as Taught in the Book of Mormon" (1990), 30:3:41.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Novak, Gary , "Naturalistic Assumptions and the Book of Mormon" (1990), 30:3:23.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Olsen, Steven L., "Cosmic Urban Symbolism in the Book of Mormon" (1983), 23:1:79.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Olson, Eric C., "The 'Perfect Pattern': The Book of Mormon as a Model for the Writing of Sacred History" (1991), 31:2:7.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Palmer, David , "A Survey of Pre-1830 Historical Sources Relating to the Book of Mormon" (1976), 17:1:101.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Palmer, David review of Joseph L. Allen, "Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon" (1990), 30:3:136. Click here to download copy of PDF

Peterson, Daniel C. review of Marilyn Arnold, "Sweet Is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon--Its Narrative, Teachings, and People," (1997-98), 37:2:141.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Porter, Larry C., "The Colesville Branch and the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon" (1970), 10:3:365.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Porter, Larry C., "William E. McLellan's Testimony of the Book of Mormon" (1970), 10:4:485.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Reynolds, Noel B., "The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon in the Twentieth Century " (1999), 38:2:6.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Rich, Russell R., "The Dogberry Papers and the Book of Mormon" (1970), 10:3:315.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Ricks, Eldin review of Robert J. Matthews, "Who's Who in the Book of Mormon (revised ed.)" (1968), 8:3:353.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Rust, Richard Dilworth, "Taste and Feast: Images of Eating and Drinking in the Book of Mormon" (1993), 33:3:743.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Skousen, Royal , "Towards a Critical Edition of the Book of Mormon" (1990), 30:1:41.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Skousen, Royal review of Avraham Gileadi, "The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon" (1988), 28:3:124.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Sorenson, John L., "Instant Expertise on Book of Mormon Archaeology, review essay on Paul Cheesman, These Early Americans: External Evidences of the Book of Mormon; Dewey and Edith Farnsworth, The Americas before Columbus; Venice Priddis, The Bo" (1976), 16:3:429.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Thomas, Gordon K., "The Book of Mormon in the English Literary Context of 1837" (1987), 27:1:37.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Tvedtnes, John A., "Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon: A Preliminary Survey" (1970), 11:1:50.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Voros, Jr., J. Frederic review of Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, "First and Second Nephi and Jacob through Mosiah, vols. 1 and 2 of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon" (1989), 29:2:121.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Walker, Steven C. review of Richard Dilworth Rust, "Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon" (1997-98), 37:4:179.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Walker, Steven C., "More Than Meets the Eye: Concentration of the Book of Mormon" (1980), 20:2:199.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Warren, Bruce W. review of Richard Hauck, "Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon: Settlements and Routes in Ancient America; and John L. Sorenson, An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon" (1990), 30:3:127.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Welch, John W., "Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon" (1969), 10:1:69.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Welch, John W., "The Narrative of Zosimus and the Book of Mormon" (1982), 22:3:311.  Click here to download copy of PDF

Wilson, Dow R. review of Noel B. Reynolds, "Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins" (1997-98), 37:3:237.  Click here to download copy of PDF

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