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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Attention, Nauvoo Historians!

Written on January 29, 2015 at 11:13 am, by

Nauvoo historians and family history enthusiasts will love this guide to historical sources for Nauvoo and Hancock County, Illinois! It includes descriptions of original records, primary and secondary sources, computer databases, finding aids, guides, websites, indexes, manuscript collections, newspapers, oral histories, historical and genealogical periodicals, library collections, and much more. It also includes an extensive

The Power of the Word

Written on January 21, 2015 at 10:09 am, by

Charles Swift Associate Professor of Ancient Scripture, BYU Several years ago, I developed an Honors Program course that I titled “The Book of Mormon as Sacred Literature.” I valued and enjoyed teaching students in that course for many reasons, but certainly one of them was the reward I felt in helping them to discover the

The Exodus Pattern: Finding Symbolism in the Scriptures

Written on January 16, 2015 at 9:51 am, by

Stanley A. Johnson Professor of Ancient Scripture, BYU Nearly twenty years ago Gerald N. Lund, one of our zone administrators, taught us about the importance of background and contextual information when teaching the scriptures. We should know for example, that the word Exodus means “going out,” which helps us to understand the history of Moses