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Book of Mormon at Christmas. Image by Book of Mormon Central
To help #LightTheWorld this Christmas, Book of Mormon Central had the chance to sit down with the media manager of the Book of Mormon Visual Library, produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These Book of Mormon videos will begin to be published next year and will bring to life the stories of the Book of Mormon. Steven D. King, the media manager of these short Book of Mormon...
John W. Welch presenting on the translation of the Book of Mormon
Professor John W. Welch of Brigham Young University, delivered a powerful address on Wednesday, November 8 on the timing of the translation of the Book of Mormon. Welch gave the annual Book of Mormon lecture entitled "Hours Never to Be Forgotten" for the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni Center. In his address he explained what we know about Joseph...
Replica of the gold plates
Check out Book of Mormon Central’s new video, detailing the historical evidence for the existence of the Book of Mormon golden plates: The video is the third in Book of Mormon Central’s Evidence video series, the two previous videos being one on the archaeological evidence for the place called Nahom, mentioned by Nephi (1 Nephi 16:34), and another on the historical evidence supporting the...
Screenshot from Book of Mormon Central Video of Translation Evidence
Second Video in Evidence Series: Translation of the Book of Mormon The second installment in Book of Mormon Central's Evidence video series tackles the translation of the Book of Mormon. Critics have argued that the Book of Mormon cannot be true because Joseph Smith's claims about the Book of Mormon's translation seem unbelievable, but this new video seeks to put these criticisms to rest. This...
Prototype design for the Interactive Scriptures App
This will not be your most lucrative job, but it may be your most fulfilling. Details Project Name: Interactive LDS Scriptures App Project Description: Web, desktop and mobile multi-lingual software app that will help users navigate, read, study, ponder, memorize, hear, annotate, bookmark, copy, share, and understand God’s word in the LDS Standard Works. Location : Utah County, UT Start Date:...
Knowing Why: 137 Evidences the Book of Mormon is True
Book of Mormon Central's new book, Knowing Why: 137 Evidences that the Book of Mormon is True , brings together many of the best evidences on the Book of Mormon into one place. Available in stores and online at Deseret Book , Seagull Book , Amazon.com , and the BYU Store. This new book is a compilation of re-edited and updated KnoWhys written by John W. Welch, Neal Rappleye, Stephen O...
Jeffrey R. Holland chiasmus Book of Mormon evidence
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave a stirring address about the power of physical evidence in defending the gospel at the chiasmus conference sponsored by Book of Mormon Central and BYU studies. This conference, held on August 16, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon. Elder Holland spoke as the concluding, and culminating speaker at the Chiasmus...
John W. Welch passport photo
Watch Book of Mormon Central’s new video about the discovery of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon in John W. Welch's own words: Chiasmus is a biblical literary form, where the writer lists certain key words or ideas in one order, and then goes back and repeats them in the opposite order. The first example of this found in the Book of Mormon is Mosiah 5:10–12: The Chiasm in Mosiah 5:10–12...
Stephen Smoot BMC Nahom thumbnail
Watch Book of Mormon Central's new video on one of the best examples of archaeological evidence we have for the Book of Mormon. This video is part of a new and exciting video initiative by Book of Mormon Central. This particular video has brought together what we know about the Book of Mormon place of "Nahom." As it turns out, archaeologists have been able to find and positively identify Nahom in...