Book of Mormon

Bibliography

This is a list of source material I use and/or recommend for studying the Book of Mormon.

Not every reference I’ve cited in lesson footnotes is listed here; only major or important works are represented.

Books I recommend purchasing and using in class appear in boldface type.

Works that are available online are linked for your reference. (If a link is broken or dead, please let me know.)

Richard Lloyd Anderson, Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981).

Warren P. Aston and Michaela Knott Aston, In the Footsteps of Lehi: New Evidence for Lehi’s Journey across Arabia to Bountiful (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994).

S. Kent Brown and Peter Johnson, eds., Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land (Provo, Utah: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2006).

Brant A. Gardner, Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2007), 6 vols.

———, The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2011).

———, Traditions of the Fathers: The Book of Mormon as History (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2015).

Terryl L. Givens, By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Grant Hardy, ed., The Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Edition (Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2003).

Jeffrey R. Holland, Christ and the New Covenant (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1997).

Paul Y. Hoskisson, ed., Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures (Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2001).

Dennis L. Largey, ed., Book of Mormon Reference Companion (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003).

Michael Hubbard MacKay and Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon (Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center and Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2015).

Hugh Nibley, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 5: Lehi in the Desert / The World of the Jaredites / There Were Jaredites (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988).

———, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 6: An Approach to the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988).

———, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 8: The Prophetic Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989).

David A. Palmer, In Search of Cumorah: New Evidences for the Book of Mormon from Ancient Mexico (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, 1981).

Donald W. Parry, Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001).

———, Poetic Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon: The Complete Text Reformatted (Provo, Utah: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2007).

Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, eds., Isaiah in the Book of Mormon (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998).

Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002).

Daniel C. Peterson, ed., The Book of Mormon and DNA Research (Provo, Utah: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2008).

Hugh W. Pinnock, Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999).

Noel B. Reynolds, ed., Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins (Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1982).

———, Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997).

Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, eds., Warfare in the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1990).

Richard Dilworth Rust, Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997).

Royal Skousen, ed., The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1: The Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon: Typographical Facsimile of the Extant Text (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001).

———, The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2: The Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon: Typographical Facsimile of the Entire Text in Two Parts (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001).

———, The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4: Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon [in six parts] (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004-09).

———, The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009).

Royal Skousen and Robin Scott Jensen, eds., The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations & Translations, Vol. 3, Part 1: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 1–Alma 35 and Vol. 3, Part 2: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, Alma 36–Moroni 10 (Salt Lake City: The Church Historian’s Press, 2015).

John L. Sorenson, An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985).

———, The Geography of Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1990, rev. 1992).

———, Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998).

———, Mormon’s Map (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000).

———, Mormon’s Codex: An Ancient American Book (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2013).

John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne, eds., Rediscovering the Book of Mormon: Insights You May Have Missed Before (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991).

Richard E. Turley, Jr., and William W Slaughter, How We Got the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011).

Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Volume 1: A–I and Volume 2: J–Z (New York: S. Converse, 1828).

John W. Welch, Reexploring the Book of Mormon: The F.A.R.M.S. Updates (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1992).

John W. Welch, Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple & the Sermon on the Mount: An Approach to 3 Nephi 11–18 and Matthew 5–7 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1990, rev. 1998).

John W. Welch and Donald W. Parry, eds., The Tree of Life: From Eden to Eternity (Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship and Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011).

John W. Welch and Stephen D. Ricks, eds., King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999).

———, The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994).

John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem (Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004).

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies (Provo, Utah: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship), 25 vols. (1992–2016).