Book of Mormon

  1. John Welch. The Sermon at the Temple and the Sermon on the Mount: A Latter-day Saint Approach. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1990.)

    • Approaches the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) and the Sermon at the Temple (3 Nephi 12-14) as a temple text, or a sort-of temple-preparation. class. This is a fascinating approach and well done.
    • FARMS review here.
    • FAIR Bookstore, Deseret Book
    • Gospelink (requires subscription)
  2. Matthew Brown, “Girded about with a Lambskin.” JBMS 6:2 (1997): 124-151.

    • “The publication of the Book of Mormon brought forward the first of many comparisons between the restorational work of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his surrounding environment, including Freemasonry. One point of comparison has been the lambskin apparel mentioned in 3 Nephi 4:7. I will suggest a possible connection between this item of apparel and ritual clothing that was worn in ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesoamerica. I will also suggest a possible reason for the use of this item of clothing among the secret combinations in the Book of Mormon. Finally, I will discuss the lambskin apron used in Freemasonic ritual.”
  3. M. Catherine Thomas, “The Brother of Jared at the Veil.” TAW: 388-398.

  4. John Welch, “The Temple in the Book of Mormon: The Temples at the Cities of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Bountiful.”  TAW: 297-387.

  5. LeGrand Baker, “Temple Characteristics of the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 6:2 ??

    • A shortened version of a much longer paper examining the Book of Mormon in light of Lundquist’s Temple typology.
  6. Thomas R. Valletta, “Conflicting Orders: Alma and Amulek at Ammonihah.”  TTE:183-232.

    • This article discusses the Holy Order of Melchizedek as described in Alma 13 and its priesthood connection with temple ordinances. Unmentioned in the text is that Joseph Smith referred to the restored collection of Temple ordinances by several names, including “The Holy Order.”
    • FARMS link, for subscribers.
  7. The Temple in the Book Of Mormon. Audiotape by John Welch. I found this tape at the Orem Public Library. They had a large collection of such tapes, at least when I was there several years ago. FARMS doesn’t sell it. I have an MP3 copy, but it’s 70 MB.

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