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.

Special Feature Third Annual BYU New Testament Commentary Conference
July 1, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
BYU Studies is pleased to announce the Third Annual BYU New Testament Commentary Conference, which will be held on July 31, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Hinckley Alumni Center. This conference is free and open to the public. The next e-book to appear in the BYU New Testament Commentary series will be Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, by Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes, due out just before the conference. The theme of the conference is "Love Never Fails: The Latter-day Saint Affinity towards 1 Corinthians." First Corinthians has long held a prominent place in LDS thought, culture, and practice. It is the source of the Relief Society motto, Charity Never Faileth; and Paul's discourse on the . . . Read More
History of the Church Series
June 30, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Gordon A. Madsen. Each Tuesday or Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the . . .

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Article of the Week
June 29, 2015

When LDS immigrants on their way to Utah crossed the Atlantic Ocean or the Eastern United States between 1861 and 1864, they encountered the difficulties of traveling in a nation at war. Their first-person accounts paint a vivid picture of the obstacles faced . . .

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Additional Features
On July 1, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1828

Manchester, New York. Joseph Smith arrived at his father's farm and learned from Martin Harris that the 116 manuscript pages of the book of Lehi had been lost.


On this day in 1829

Fayette, New York. On or before this date, Joseph Smith completed the translation of the Book of Mormon.


On this day in 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania. State v. Smith: A legal action was brought by the state of Pennsylvania against Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.


On this day in 1830

Broome County, New York. People v. Smith: Joseph Smith was re-arrested and taken to Broome County to be tried again on the charge of being a disorderly person before Justice of the Peace Joseph Chamberlin. Joseph Smith was acquitted again.


On this day in 1832

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith completed his work on the inspired translation of the New Testament.


On this day in 1835

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith Joseph Smith "was continually engaged in translating an alphabet to the Book of Abraham, and arranging a grammar of the Egyptian language as practiced by the ancients."


On this day in 1840

Ravenna, Ohio. State v. Auken: Feri facias was issued by Sheriff Dewey. It was returned on November 7, 1840, satisfied.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
Is Mormonism Christian?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

The Saints sewed tents. Death: an unnamed child

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