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.

Joseph Smith Papers Project New Content on Joseph Smith Papers Website
May 5, 2015
by Sharon E. Nielsen
The Joseph Smith Papers Project has added the following new content to its website, josephsmithpapers.org:

  • Images and transcript of volume D-1 of the Manuscript History of the Church; images of volumes E-1 and F-1. All six volumes of this history are now on this website. Additionally, hundreds of footnotes have been added to volumes A-1 and B-1, pointing readers to the original sources used to compile the history.
  • All documents and annotation as published in Documents, Volume 1: July 1828–June 1831. Most of the documents were already on this website, but now all annotation has been included, as well as introductions and other reference material.
  • Sixty-five . . . Read More
Article of the Week
May 4, 2015

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Eugene England published in issue 29:3 of BYU Studies. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

On 6 April 1844, Hyrum Smith, . . .

New Test. Lesson #20
May 1, 2015

In the days leading up to the crucifixion, Jesus was anointed at Bethany, entered Jerusalem (the triumphal entry), and taught. He warned against hypocrisy and asserted that he was the obedient Son of God.

Parable of the Two . . .

Additional Features
On May 5, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith started from Kirtland as the leader of Zion’s Camp.

On this day in 1838

Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith learned from Brother Bailey that 200 families and wagons would arrive in three weeks from Canada.

On this day in 1842

Carthage, Illinois. Sweeney v. Miller: Sweeney recovered judgment against Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, and Peter Haws for $58.97 in damages plus the cost of suit.

On this day in 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith addressed a large company of friends at his home on the Saints' course of dealings with the national government.

More Details
LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
Was the U.S. Constitution an inspired document?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

Most of the passengers suffered seasickness.

Read More