The Book of Mormon, like the New Testament, powerfully commands us to “love God with all your might, mind and strength” (Moroni 10:32), and modern revelation can help us know how to fulfill this commandment.
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Without understanding the culture of the time and the Greek-to-English translation of this encounter, this parable and Jesus’ interpretation of it for the Jewish leadership may seem, at the very least, confusing.
In this video, Book of Mormon Central research associate Jonathon Riley had the chance to sit down with collector Reid Moon. Some Latter-day Saints may not be aware that Danish was the first foreign language into which the Book of Mormon was translated. Here is the remarkable story of how that came to be.
In Mosiah 11:27, King Noah asks, “Who is Abinadi, that I and my people should be judged of him, or who is the Lord, that shall bring upon my people such great affliction?” This question, “who is the Lord” may be familiar to readers of the Old Testament, because it is basically the same question the Pharaoh asked in Exodus 5:2: This similarity prompted one researcher, Sara Riley, to spend personal scripture study time looking for other similarities between these two stories.
In the parable of the laborers in the vineyard, those that worked all day through the heat of the sun and those that worked but one short hour at the end of it are compensated the same amount. Doesn't this seem unfair? What is the Lord trying to tell us here?
The prophet Moroni indicated that he and his father Mormon wrote their abridgement of the Nephite records in a script called “reformed Egyptian”. Latter-day Saints are often fascinated (and sometimes perplexed) with figuring out what “reformed Egyptian” was or how it worked. Skeptics of the Book of Mormon, on the other hand, often dismiss “reformed Egyptian” as a fabrication by Joseph Smith.
Few of the parables of Jesus are better known than the story of the prodigal son. Readers often focus on the son who went away, but as some have pointed out, it is in fact a story about two sons and a father who loves them both and wants them to experience a fullness of his fellowship and happiness.