Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 1960–2006

Alexander L. Baugh, comp., “Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 1960–2006,” in A Witness for the Restoration: Essays in Honor of Robert J. Matthews, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Andrew C. Skinner (Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2007), 307–335.

Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 1960–2006

Compiled by Alexander L. Baugh

The following bibliographic titles represent forty-six years of written scholarly work by Robert J. Matthews. Entries under each heading are given in chronological rather than alphabetical order. Bibliographic entries in the “Articles and Book Chapters” section are listed under yearly headings, then alphabetically by title.

Books

Joseph Smith’s Revision of the Bible: Notes, History, and Comparisons. Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1969.

A Burning Light: The Life and Ministry of John the Baptist. Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1972. Reprinted by Granite Publishing, 2000.

“A Plainer Translation”: Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible: A History and Commentary. Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1975.

Who’s Who in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976.

“A Bible! A Bible!” Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.

Behold the Messiah: New Testament Insights from Latter-day Revelation. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1994.

Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1999.

Books Edited

Millet, Robert L., and Robert J. Matthews, eds. Plain and Precious Truths Restored: The Doctrinal and Historical Significance of the Joseph Smith Translation. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1995.

Faulring, Scott H., Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews, eds., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.

Booklets/Pamphlets

Unto All Nations: A Guide to the Book of Acts and the Writings of Paul. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1975.

There’s No Substitute for Being There: Educational and Spiritual Benefits of Travel. Provo: BYU Religious Education and BYU Alumni Association, 1982.

The Hope for Immortality: A Desire for the Ages. Provo: Division of Continuing Education, Brigham Young University, 1990. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 488–504.

Toward a Greater Portrayal of the Master. Provo: Division of Continuing Education, Brigham Young University, 1995.

The Role of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible in the Restoration of Doctrine. Provo: Foundation for Ancient Research and Ancient Mormon Studies, 1997.

How the LDS Edition of the King James Bible Came to Be. Provo: Crandall Historical Printing Museum, 2005.

Study Aids

Index and Concordance to the Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1962. Reprinted in 1968, 1969.

Light on the Prophets from the Inspired Translation. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1965.

A Look at Joseph Smith’s Inspired Translation of the Bible. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1965.

An Appreciation of the Book of Isaiah. Provo: Division of Continuing Education, Brigham Young University, 1966.

Who’s Who in the Book of Mormon: Analytical Biographies. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1967.

The Miracles of Jesus. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1968.

The Parables of Jesus. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1969.

Articles and Book Chapters

1965

“The Inspired Revision of the Bible, Part I.” Improvement Era 68, no. 2 (February 1965): 104–5, 156–58.

“The Inspired Revision of the Bible, Part II: Some Significant Texts of the Inspired Translation.” Improvement Era 68, no. 3 (March 1965): 215–19, 236–37.

“The Inspired Revision of the Bible, Part III: Some Textual Changes Relating to the Mission of Jesus Christ and Also the Prophets.” Improvement Era 68, no. 4 (April 1965): 302–5, 352.

“The Inspired Revision of the Bible, Part IV: The Value of the Inspired Revision.” Improvement Era 68, no. 5 (May 1965): 404–5, 431–35.

“Mother—Do You Know?” Relief Society Magazine 52, no. 2 (February 1965): 92–93.

1966

“An Appreciation for the Writings of Malachi.” The Instructor 101, no. 10 (October 1966): 390–91.

“The Book of Mormon: A Witness for the Bible, Part One (chart).” The Instructor 101, no. 4 (April 1966): 161 (inside back cover).

“The Book of Mormon: A Witness for the Bible, Part Two (chart).” The Instructor 101, no. 5 (May 1966): 205 (inside back cover).

“Christmas and the Birth of Christ.” The Instructor 101, no. 12 (December 1966): 504–5 (inside back cover). Reprinted in The Instructor 105, no. 10 (October 1970): 396–97.

“Easter and the Resurrection.” The Instructor 101, no. 2 (February 1966): 81. “Easter Customs and Legends.” The Instructor 101, no. 2 (February 1966): 80.

“How Jesus Dealt With Men [Part 1].” Improvement Era 69, no. 7 (July 1966): 622–23, 654–55.

“How Jesus Dealt With Men, Part 2.” Improvement Era 69, no. 8 (August 1966): 707, 712–13.

“The Patriarchs: From Adam to Shem (chart).” The Instructor 101, no. 11 (November 1966): 453 (inside back cover). Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 124–25.

“The Prophets of Israel (chart).” The Instructor 101, no. 1 (January 1966): 40–41 (inside back cover).

1967

“The Miracles of Jesus.” The Instructor 102, no. 5 (May 1967): 211–12, 213 (chart, inside back cover).

“Witnesses to the Lord’s Resurrection.” The Instructor 102, no. 4 (April 1967): 171, 172–73 (chart, inside back cover).

1968

“The Cultural and Spiritual Influences of the Bible.” Improvement Era 71, no. 5 (May 1968): 62–67.

“The Doctrine & Covenants as a Witness for the Bible.” The Instructor 103, no. 9 (September 1968): 376–77 (chart, inside back cover).

“The Message of Isaiah.” The Instructor 103, no. 10 (October 1968): 410–11.

“A Study of the Text of Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible.” BYU Studies 9, no. 1 (Autumn 1968): 3–16.

1969

“Joseph Smith’s Revision of the Bible.” The Bible Collector, nos. 17–18 (January–June 1969): 2–12.

“Some Significant Texts of Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible.” BYU Studies 9, no. 2 (Winter 1969): 155–74.

1970

“‘Blessed Are They Who Shall Believe.’” The Instructor 105, no. 5 (May 1970): 170–72.

1971

“The Bernhisel Manuscript Copy of Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible.” BYU Studies 11, no. 3 (Spring 1971): 253–74.

“The ‘New Translation’ of the Bible, 1830–1833: Doctrinal Development during the Kirtland Era.” BYU Studies 11, no. 4 (Summer 1971): 400–22.

1972

“Adam-ondi-Ahman.” BYU Studies 13, no. 1 (Autumn 1972): 27–35.

“John the Baptist: A Burning and a Shining Light.” Ensign 2, no. 9 (September 1972): 72–79.

“Joseph Smith’s Inspired Translation of the Bible.” Ensign 2, no. 12 (December 1972): 60–63.

“Notes on ‘Lehi’s Travels.’” BYU Studies 12, no. 3 (Spring 1972): 312–14. “What the Scriptures Say about Ecology.” New Era 2, no. 3 (March 1972): 38–39.

“What the Scriptures Say about Fasting.” New Era 2, no. 9 (September 1972): 32–33.

“What the Scriptures Say about Rearing Children.” Ensign 2, no. 12 (December 1972): 34–35.

“What the Scriptures Say about Serving the Lord While We Are Young.” New Era 2, no. 5 (May 1972): 30–31.

1973

“How to Face Temptation.” Ensign 3, no. 8 (August 1973): 68–69.

“How to Magnify Our Callings.” Ensign 3, no. 3 (March 1973): 54–55.

“How to Make a Lasting Contribution.” Ensign 3, no. 11 (November 1973): 40–41.

“Giving and Receiving.” Ensign 3, no. 12 (December 1973): 38–39.

“Managing Money and Earthly Treasures.” Ensign 3, no. 9 (September 1973): 24–26.

“Modern Revelation: Window to the Old Testament.” Ensign 3, no. 10 (October 1973): 21–23.

“What Do the Scriptures Say about the Scriptures?” Ensign 3, no. 5 (May 1973): 22–23.

“What Sayest the Tongue?” Ensign 3, no. 2 (February 1973): 58–59.

“What to Do about Hurt Feelings.” Ensign 3, no. 4 (April 1973): 42–43.

“Why Music Is Important in Worship.” Ensign 3, no. 6 (June 1973): 38–39.

1974

“Finding Answers to Our Problems.” Ensign 4, no. 2 (February 1974): 30–31.

“Is it proper to refer to Joseph Smith’s revision of the Bible as a ‘translation’? I have never read that he actually translated the Bible from any other language to English—only that under inspiration he revised many sections of the Bible.” Ensign 4, no. 3 (March 1974): 22.

“Mary and Joseph: Heirs of David, Highly Favored, Guardians of our Lord.” Ensign 4, no. 12 (December 1974): 13–19. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 226–34.

“Toward a Better Understanding of the Old Testament as a Result of Joseph Smith’s ‘New Translation’ of the Bible.” In Sperry Lecture Series. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1974, 8–14.

“Was John’s baptism a new ordinance or were the people already familiar with it?” Ensign 4, no. 9 (September 1974): 16.

“What the Scriptures Say about Astrology, Divination, Spirit Mediums, Magic, Wizardry, and Necromancy,” Ensign 4, no. 3 (March 1974): 26–28.

“Were the blessings of the temple available to the Saints in Jesus’ time, or did they become available after his death?” Ensign 4, no. 9 (September 1974): 50–51.

1975

“The Plain and Precious Parts.” Ensign 5, no. 9 (September 1975): 5–11.

“What ‘Loving Your Neighbor’ Really Means.” Ensign 5, no. 10 (October 1975): 40–41.

“Why do the scriptures say on one occasion that Jesus could do no mighty work in a city because there was no faith? Also, why did he frequently say to those who were healed, ‘Thy faith hath made thee whole’? Didn’t Jesus have power over all things?” Ensign 5, no. 1 (January 1975): 22.

1976

“What Is the Book of Moses?” In Pearl of Great Price Symposium: A Centennial Presentation. Provo: Brigham Young University Publications, 1976, 14–27.

1977

“Historical Significance and Contributions of Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible, 1830–1880 (Abstract).” In The First Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium: LDS Church History, 73–74. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1977.

“Why don’t we use the Inspired Version of the Bible in the Church? Would it be helpful for me to read it?” New Era 7, no. 4 (April 1977): 46–47.

1978

“The Mosaic Law in Ancient and Modern Scripture.” In The Sixth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Provo: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1978, 160–81.

“Some Comparisons of the Book of Mormon with the Old and New Testaments.” Second Annual Church Educational System Religious Educator’s Symposium: Book of Mormon, 18–23. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1978. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 60–75.

“Why are some words italicized in the Bible? Is that for emphasis or for some other reason?” Ensign 8, no. 2 (February 1978): 22–23.

“Why do we observe the Sabbath on Sunday when the biblical Sabbath seems to have been on the seventh day?” Ensign 8, no. 1 (January 1978): 14–15.

1979

“The Bible and Its Role in the Restoration.” Ensign 9, no. 7 (July 1979): 40–45.

“How the Joseph Smith Translation Will Help Us to Be Better Teachers.” In The Third Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium: A Symposium on the Old Testament, 204–12. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.

“Some Relationships between Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible and the Doctrine and Covenants.” In The Seventh Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Doctrine and Covenants, 1–16. Provo: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, and Church Educational System, 1979.

1980

“An Appreciation for John the Baptist.” In The Fourth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium on the New Testament. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1980, 123–27. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 248–58.

“A Burning Light: An Appreciation for John the Baptist.” In The Fourth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium on the New Testament, 123–27. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1980.

“Our Covenants with the Lord,” Ensign 10, no. 12 (December 1980): 33–39.

“The Role of Stephen as an Introduction to the Work of the Apostle Paul.” In Fourth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium on the New Testament. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1980, 23–26. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 279–86.

“What is Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible and how can it help me to understand the Old Testament?” Ensign 10, no. 9 (September 1980): 63–64.

“Why do the Book of Mormon selections from Isaiah sometimes parallel the King James Version and not the older—and thus presumably more accurate—Dead Sea Scrolls text?” Ensign 10, no. 3 (March 1980): 40.

1981

“An Appreciation for the Book of Mormon.” In The Ninth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Book of Mormon, 18–27. Provo: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, and the Church Educational System, 1981.

“Some passages such as Matthew 6:13 and Hebrews 11:40 in Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible read quite differently from the comparable passages in the Book of Mormon and/or other statements by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Why is this so, and how could we know which of the variants is correct?” Ensign 11, no. 9 (September 1981): 16. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 307–11.

“There is a great inequality among people, both in riches and in talents. Will the Lord compensate for this?” Ensign 11, no. 1 (January 1981): 32–33.

1982

“The Book of Mormon as a Co-witness with the Bible and as a Guide to Biblical Criticism.” In The Sixth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium on the Book of Mormon, 55–58. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1982.

“The New Editions of the Scriptures.” In The Tenth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Pearl of Great Price, 11–20. Provo: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, and the Church Educational System, 1982.

“The New Publications of the Standard Works—1979, 1981.” BYU Studies 2, no. 4 (Fall 1982): 387–424.

“Plain and Precious Things Restored.” Ensign 12, no. 7 (July 1982): 15–20.

“The Savior’s Sermon to the Nephites Compared to the Sermon on the Mount.” In The Sixth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium on the Book of Mormon, 52–54. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1982.

“Using the New Bible Dictionary in the LDS Edition.” Ensign 12, no. 6 (June 1982): 47–50.

“Using the Scriptures.” Devotional Speeches of the Year, 1981. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1982, 118–26.

1983

“All Things Bear Witness of Christ: An Old Testament Perspective.” In The Seventh Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium on the Old Testament, 118–21. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.

“A Greater Portrayal of the Master.” Ensign 13, no. 3 (March 1983): 6–13.

“Joseph Smith’s Efforts to Publish His Bible ‘Translation.’” Ensign 13, no. 1 (January 1983): 57–64.

“The Price of Redemption.” In The Eleventh Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The New Testament, 157–68. Provo: Religious Education, Brigham Young University, and the Church Educational System, 1983.

1984

“The Joseph Smith Translation: A Primary Source for the Doctrine and Covenants.” In Hearken, O Ye People: Discourses on the Doctrine and Covenants, 79–92. Sandy, Utah: Randall Book, 1984. Reprinted in Craig K. Manscill, ed., Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants, 142–54. Provo and Salt Lake: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, and Deseret Book, 2004.

“The Olive Leaf: Doctrine and Covenants 88.” In Studies in Scripture, Volume 1: The Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson, 340–57. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1984. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 411–27.

“‘Unto All Nations’: Teaching the Book of Acts.” In The Eighth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium: New Testament, 32–39. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1984. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 259–78.

“Using Latter-day Revelation to Interpret the Bible.” The Eighth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium: New Testament (Supplement), 27–28. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1984.

“Using the 1981 Edition of the Doctrine and Covenants.” In Studies in Scripture, Volume 1: The Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson, 340–57. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1984. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 411–27.

“What is the symbolic meaning of the term rock in the scriptures?” Ensign 14, no. 1 (January 1984): 51–52.

1985

“The Doctrine of the Atonement—The Revelation of the Gospel to Adam.” In Studies in Scripture, Volume 2: The Pearl of Great Price, ed. Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson, 111–29. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.

“How can I explain the Church’s attitude regarding the Bible? A friend of mine objects to the fact that we have additional scriptures and that we believe in the Bible only ‘as far as it is translated correctly.’” Ensign 15, no. 7 (July 1985): 17–19.

“The Joseph Smith Translation—Historical Source and Doctrinal Companion to the Doctrine and Covenants.” Symposium Speeches Delivered at a Symposium on the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, 18–23. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1985.

“Major Doctrinal Contributions of the JST.” In The Joseph Smith Translation: The Restoration of Plain and Precious Things, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Robert L. Millet, 271–89. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1985.

“1985 Sperry Symposium.” [Introduction], in Principles of the Gospel in Practice, 1–3. Salt Lake City: Randall Book.

“Using the Manuscripts of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible as an Aid to Understanding the Doctrine and Covenants.” In Symposium Speeches Delivered at a Symposium on the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, 24–42. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1985.

“What is the Book of Moses?” in Studies in Scripture, Volume 2: The Pearl of Great Price, ed. Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson, 25–41. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1985.

“Why a Savior Is Necessary: and Why Only Jesus Christ Could Qualify.” Brigham Young University 1984–85 Devotional and Fireside Speeches, 42–48. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1985.

1986

“How We Got the Book of Moses.” Ensign 16, no. 1 (January 1986): 43–49.

“The Old Testament: A Voice from the Past and a Witness for the Lord Jesus Christ,” in The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints, 445–59. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1986. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 105–15. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1999.

“Tradition, Testimony, Transfiguration, and Keys.” In Studies in Scripture, Volume 5: The Gospels, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 296–311. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1986.

“A Voice in the Wilderness: An Interview with John the Baptist.” In Studies in Scripture, Volume 5: The Gospels, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 160–74. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1986.

“Whose Apocrypha? Viewing Ancient Apocrypha from the Vantage of Events in the Present Dispensation.” In Apocryphal Writings and the Latter-day Saints, ed. C. Wilfred Griggs, 1–18. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1986. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 82–96.

“Why the Book of Mormon Is the Keystone of Our Religion.” In Book of Mormon: The Tenth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium Book, 86–90. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1986.

1987

“A Bible! A Bible!” Ensign 17, no. 1 (January 1987): 23–27. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 3–12.

“Can you explain why Hebrews 5:7–8 refers to Melchizedek, as a footnote in the LDS edition of the Bible states, instead of to Christ?” Ensign 17, no. 8 (August 1987): 21.

“Problems in Teaching the Old Testament.” from The Eleventh Annual Church Educational System Religious Educator’s Symposium on the Old Testament, 12–19. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1987. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 145–61.

“Saul of Tarsus: Chosen for a Special Need.” Ensign 17, no. 9 (September 1987): 61–63.

“Two Ways in the World: The Warfare between God and Satan.” In Studies in Scripture, Volume 7: 1 Nephi to Alma 29, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 146–61. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 589–601.

“‘Unto All Nations.’” In Studies in Scripture, Volume 6: Acts to Revelation, ed. Robert L. Millet, 24–44. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987.

“We Have Found the Messias, Which Is the Christ.” In The New Testament and the Latter-day Saints, 161–77. Orem, Utah: Randall Book, 1987. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 233–47.

“Why have changes been made in the printed editions of the Book of Mormon?” Ensign 17, no. 3 (March 1987): 47–49.

1988

“Christ’s Authority, His Other Sheep, and the Redemption of Israel.” In Studies in Scripture, Volume 8: Alma 30 to Moroni, ed. Kent P. Jackson, 161–71. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.

“Dealing with Problems in the Old Testament.” In Old Testament Symposium Speeches, 1987, 12–19. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1988.

“Establishing the Truth of the Bible.” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, the Doctrinal Foundation, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 193–215. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 40–59.

“Great Faith Obtained Only Through Personal Sacrifice.” In Lectures on Faith Symposium Papers, 1–17. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.

“Jesus, the Master Teacher.” In New Testament Symposium Speeches, 1988, 1–9. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 1988.

“The Prophet Translates the Bible by the Spirit of Revelation.” In The Prophet Joseph: Essays on the Life and Mission of Joseph Smith, ed. Larry C. Porter and Susan Easton Black, 175–91. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.

“Sunday Sabbath and Biblical Sabbath.” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions, 220–23. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 585–88.

“Translating the Bible by the Spirit of Revelation.” In The Prophet Joseph: Essays on the Life and Mission of Joseph Smith, ed. Larry C. Porter and Susan Easton Black, 175–91. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 296–308.

“What the Book of Mormon Tells Us about Jesus Christ.” In The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture, ed. Paul R. Cheesman, 21–43. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 373–92.

1989

“The Atonement of Jesus Christ: 2 Nephi 9.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 177–99. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.

“The Fulness of Times.” Ensign 19, no. 12 (December 1989): 46–51.

“The Joseph Smith Translation and the Doctrine and Covenants: Historical and Doctrinal Companions.” In Insights into the Doctrine and Covenants: The Capstone of Our Religion, ed. Robert L. Millet and Larry E. Dahl, 63–79. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1989. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 400–10.

“The Pearl of Great Price Encounters the Modern World—An Appraisal.” In The Pearl of Great Price: Revelations from God, ed. H. Donl Peterson and Charles D. Tate Jr., 13–31. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 447–62.

“What is the Dispensation of the Fulness of Times?” in Doctrines for Exaltation, 150–68. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989.

1990

“Beyond the Biblical Account: Adam, Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham, and Moses in Latter-day Revelation.” In A Witness of Jesus Christ, ed. Richard D. Draper, 134–54. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 126–44.

“A Discussion of Lecture 6: Great Faith Obtained Only Through Personal Sacrifice.” In The Lectures on Faith in Historical Perspective, ed. Larry E. Dahl and Charles D. Tate, 241–62. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.

“The Doctrine of the Resurrection as Taught in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (Summer 1990): 41–56.

“The Fall of Man.” In The Man Adam, ed. Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, 37–64. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 471–83.

“Jacob: Prophet, Theologian, Historian.” In The Book of Mormon: Jacob Through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 33–53. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990. Reprinted in A Book of Testimony: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators, 173–91. Provo and Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, and Deseret Book, 2003.

1991

“Abinadi: The Prophet and Martyr.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 91–111. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.

“Freedom of Religion.” Church News 61, no. 36 (7 September 1991): 8, 11.

“Resurrection.” Ensign 21, no. 4 (April 1991): 7–11.

“‘There Is Not a Greater Prophet’: The Ministry of John the Baptist.” Ensign 21, no. 1 (January 1991): 13–17.

1992

“All Things Are Governed by Law.” Religious Studies Newsletter 6, no. 2 (January 1992): 2–4. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 528–33.

“Abinadi: Prophet and Martyr.” Ensign 22, no. 4 (April 1992): 25–30.

“Fall of Adam.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, 2:485–86. New York: Macmillan, 1992. Reprinted in Daniel H. Ludlow, Jesus Christ and His Gospel: Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 163–66. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.

“Jesus Christ in the Scriptures: Jesus Christ in the Bible.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, 2:745–48. New York: Macmillan, 1992. Reprinted in Daniel H. Ludlow, ed., Jesus Christ and His Gospel: Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 294–99. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.

“Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST).” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, 2:763–68. New York: Macmillan, 1992. Reprinted in Daniel H. Ludlow, ed., Scriptures of the Church: Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 389–401. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995.

“Patterns of Apostasy in the Book of Helaman.” In Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8: According to Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 65–80. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 359–72.

“Patterns of Apostasy in the Book of Mormon.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 65–80. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.

“The Probationary Nature of Mortality.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 47–60. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.

“Proclamations of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, 1151–57. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

“What the Book of Mormon Tells Us about the Bible.” In Doctrines of the Book of Mormon, ed. Bruce A. Van Orden and Brent L. Top, 93–113. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992. Reprinted in Selected Writings ofRobert J. Matthews, 25–39.

Why does the LDS edition of the Bible not contain all the corrections and additions made by Joseph Smith?” Ensign 22, no. 6 (June 1992): 29. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 312–13.

1993

“Jesus the Savior in 3 Nephi.” In The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9–30, This Is My Gospel, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 25–39. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993.

“Joseph Smith—Translator.” In Joseph Smith: The Prophet, the Man, ed. Susan Easton Black and Charles D. Tate Jr., 77–87. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 534–42.

“The Origin of Man.” In Riches of Eternity: Fundamental Doctrines from the Doctrine and Covenants, ed. John K. Challis and John G. Scott, 17–29. Salt Lake City: Aspen Books, 1993. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 465–70.

“Our Heritage from Joseph of Israel.” In “Thy People Shall Be My People,” 1–16. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

“The Restoration of All Things: What the Doctrine and Covenants Says.” In The Heavens Are Open, 222–42. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993. Reprinted in Craig K. Manscill, ed., Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants, 68–91. Provo and Salt Lake: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, and Deseret Book, 2004.

1994

“The Jerusalem Council.” In The Apostle Paul: His Life and Testimony, 96–109. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994. Reprinted in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament, ed. Frank F. Judd Jr. and Gaye Strathearn (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 254–66.

“Our Heritage from Joseph of Israel.” In Paul Y. Hoskisson, ed., Thy People Shall Be My People and Thy God My God, 1–16. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 162–76.

“The Role of the House of Israel in the Last Days.” In Watch and Be Ready: Preparing for the Second Coming of the Lord, 63–104. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 553–84.

“‘Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness.’” Ensign 24, no. 10 (October 1994): 52–57.

1995

“The Eternal Worth of the Joseph Smith Translation.” In Plain and Precious Truths Restored: The Doctrinal and Historical Significance of the Joseph Smith Translation, ed. Robert L. Millet and Robert J. Matthews, 163–76. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1995.

“The Mission of Christ—Ether 3 and 4.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 19–29. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.

“The Power and Purpose of the Written Word.” In Nurturing Faith Through the Book of Mormon, 89–117. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 341–58.

“Questions and Answers Pertaining to the Joseph Smith Translation.” In Plain and Precious Truths Restored: The Doctrinal and Historical Significance of the Joseph Smith Translation, ed. Robert L. Millet and Robert J. Matthews, 177–86. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1995.

“The Role of the Joseph Smith Translation in the Restoration.” In Plain and Precious Truths Restored: The Doctrinal and Historical Significance of the Joseph Smith Translation, ed. Robert L. Millet and Robert J. Matthews, 37–54. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1995.

1996

“Doctrinal Connections with the Joseph Smith Translation.” In The Doctrine and Covenants: A Book of Answers, ed. Leon R. Hartshorn, Dennis A. Wright, and Craig J. Ostler, 27–42. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1996.

“The Unity and the Power of Scripture: An Experience.” In Expressions of Faith, ed. Susan Easton Black, 120–26. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1996. Reprinted in Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, 76–81.

1999

“The Power of the Book of Mormon.” In The Book of Mormon: The Foundation of Our Faith, 1–12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1999.

2000

“Book of Moses.” In Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, ed. Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, 121–22. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000.

“John the Baptist.” In Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, ed. Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, 582. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000.

“Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible.” In Encyclopedia of Latterday Saint History, ed. Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, 589–92. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000.

“Mother in Heaven.” In Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, ed. Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, 796–97. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000.

“Patriarch and Patriarchal Blessings.” In Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, ed. Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, 898. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000.

“Peter, James, and John.” In Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, ed. Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, 915. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000.

“The Role of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible in the Restoration of Doctrine.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, ed. Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 327–53. Provo: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2000.

“Temple President and Matron.” In Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, ed. Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, 1232. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000.

2001

“A Doctrinal Framework of the New Testament.” In The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball, 111–23. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.

“Historicity and the Truthfulness of God.” In Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson, 141–48. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.

2003

“Abinadi.” In Book of Mormon Reference Companion, ed. Dennis L. Largey, 22–24. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

“The Atonement.” In Book of Mormon Reference Companion, ed. Dennis L. Largey, 78–81. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

“‘For a Wise Purpose.’” In The Fulness of the Gospel: Foundational Teachings from the Book of Mormon, 270–86. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; and Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

“Jesus Christ.” In Book of Mormon Reference Companion, ed. Dennis L. Largey, 449–57. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

“Points of Doctrine.” In Book of Mormon Reference Companion, ed. Dennis L. Largey, 648. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

“The Resurrection.” In Book of Mormon Reference Companion, ed. Dennis L. Largey, 680–82. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

“Song of Redeeming Love.” In Book of Mormon Reference Companion, ed. Dennis L. Largey, 733. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

“Spiritual.” In Book of Mormon Reference Companion, ed. Dennis L. Largey, 737–38. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

2005

“‘The Established Order of the Kingdom of God.’” In Joseph Smith and the Doctrinal Restoration, 27–86. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; and Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.

“The Role of Ordinances in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.” In Salvation in Christ: Comparative Christian Views, ed. Roger R. Keller and Robert L. Millet, 125–40. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005.

2006

“Joseph Smith and the New Testament,” in How the New Testament Came to Be, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Frank F. Judd Jr. (Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book, 2006), 304–21.

“Joseph Smith and the Text of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 1 (2006): 38–42.

Book Reviews

Review of Hyrum L. Andrus, God, Man, and the Universe, in BYU Studies 10, no. 1 (Autumn 1969): 127–30.

Review of Paul A. Wellington, ed., Joseph Smith’s “New Translation” of the Bible, in BYU Studies 11, no. 1 (Autumn 1970): 111–14. Reprinted in Courage 1, no. 2 (December 1970): 117–18.

Review of Richard P. Howard, Restoration Scriptures: A Study of Their Textual Development, in BYU Studies 10, no. 2 (Winter 1970): 245–48.

Review of Alonzo H. Parsons, Parsons’ Text Book, in Courage: A Journal of History, Thought, and Action 3, nos. 2–3 (Winter/ Spring 1973): 155–56.

Thesis and Dissertation

“A Study of the Doctrinal Significance of Certain Textual Changes Made by the Prophet Joseph Smith in the Four Gospels of the Inspired Version of the New Testament.” MA thesis, Brigham Young University, 1960.

“A Study of the Text of the Inspired Revision of the Bible.” PhD dissertation, Brigham Young University, 1968.

Unpublished Papers

“A Walk Through the Bible With the Prophet Joseph Smith.” Thirtyfirst Annual Joseph Smith Memorial Sermon, Logan Institute of Religion, December 9, 1973. L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“Perspective: A Look at Religious Education at BYU.” Remarks given to the BYU Religious Education faculty, August 28, 1985, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“‘Except the Lord Build a House,’” remarks given to the BYU Religious Education Faculty, August 25, 1987, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“Why the Fall of Adam and the Atonement of Jesus Christ are Basic to the Gospel Message.” Remarks given September 14, 1987, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“The Doctrinal Framework: Its Relevance to the Theory of Organic Evolution for the Origin of Man.” Remarks given February 19, 1988, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“Some Thoughts on the Atonement.” Religious Education faculty lecture, February 17, 1989, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“What Is Religious Education?” Address given to the BYU Religious Education faculty, August 31, 1989, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“The Role of the House of Israel.” Address given to the BYU Religious Education faculty, March 6, 1992, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“Developments in the RLDS Church,” Religious Education faculty lecture, February 19, 1993, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“A Comparison of the King James Version of the Bible With Various Other English Versions of the Bible Produced in the 20th Century,” October 2000, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“World Events Leading Up to the Birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith.” Address presented at the Sons of Utah Pioneers Historical Symposium, November 5, 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

“Why So Many Kinds of Bibles? ‘Manuscript Families,’ Which Bible Is the Most Accurate?” Undated manuscript, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.