Friday, January 21, 2011

More interesting outside articles

Recently I found a book at the institute library that had some really good articles in it that changed the way I looked a number of different parts of the Book of Mormon. I was also thrilled to discover that this book, Reexploring the Book of Mormon, is accessible online. The following are chapters that I found particularly enlightening. Each one is a fairly short article of maybe 2-3 pages, so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.

Statutes, Judgments, Ordinances, and Commandments by John W. Welch
I found this to be interesting as it suggested some meaning to a ritual phrase “laws, rites, and ordinances” that I encounter.

Jacob’s Ten Commandments by John W. Welch
This added an additional dimension to a block of verses that I’d read over many times before, which begin “Wo unto..”

What Was a Mosiah? by John W. Welch
Connects together the king’s name, the historical events of the Book of Mosiah, and makes it a type of Christ.

Abinadi and Pentacost by Robert F. Smith, Gordon C. Thomasson, and John W. Welch
This shows that Abinadi may have chosen the time of his confrontation of King Noah and the wicked priests to best emphasize his message.

Four Quarters by Steven L. Olsen, and Diane E. Wirth
Symbolism of the number four.

The Destruction of Ammonihah and the Law of Apostate Cities by John W. Welch
Links the Ammonihah events to provisions in the Law of Moses that concern cities that go bad. Fascinating.

The Case of an Unobserved Murder by John W. Welch
Talmudic examination of the evidence for the assassinated chief judge and conviction of the murderer.

Thieves and Robbers by Kelly Ward, and John W. Welch
Do you know the difference between those two terms?

The Sermon at the Temple by John W. Welch
Suggests the Sermon on the Mount in the New Testament was a given in a covenant context.

The Gospel as Taught by Nephite Prophets by Noel B. Reynolds
Delineates what is covered by the term 'gospel' when it is used in the Book of Mormon.

The Survivor and the Will to Bear Witness by Gordon C. Thomasson
Mormon and Moroni’s books as survivor literature.


Jocelyn Christensen said...

Oh many great reads...

FelixAndAva said...

Thanks for reminding me I have the e-book version of this. :)

Kimberly said...

I'm excited to learn more, thanks!