Sometime in early 1830 (probably between January and early March), as the Book of Mormon was at press, Joseph Smith received a revelation instructing him to secure the copyright for the Book of Mormon in Canada. Why would this be something worth pursuing?
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During Sunday morning’s General Conference, the entire, worldwide membership of the Church was invited in a Solemn Assembly to join their many millions of voices together in one sacred Hosanna shout that would spiritually ring across the globe. But how many knew the full significance of what they were participating in?
Drawing from both cutting-edge and pioneering academic literature on the topic, the Joseph Smith–History Insights highlight the extant primary and secondhand accounts of the Prophet’s First Vision, explore its historical and literary context, and probe its theological importance.
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The mention of horses among domesticated animals kept by Book of Mormon peoples has raised questions in some people’s minds, due to the prevailing view that horses were not found in the Americas during pre-Columbian times. Readers can interpret the presence of horses in the Book of Mormon in a variety of different ways.
One of the beautiful gems of the Book of Mormon is the Book of Enos. This little book packs in so much literary beauty, doctrinal truths, and applicable lessons that never dim with time. And the covenants of God are seamlessly woven into the tapestry of Enos’s testimony and experience.