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.

Links are to products on Amazon.com and to free downloadable content, where it exists. (If a link is broken or dead, please let me know.)

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

Aston, Warren P. 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.

Book of Mormon Onomasticon. The Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies at Brigham Young University.

Brown, S. Kent and Peter Johnson, eds. Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land. Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University, 2006. (Read online)

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

⸻, 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.

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

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

⸻, ed. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ; Maxwell Institute Study Edition. Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University, 2019.

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

Hoskisson, Paul Y., ed. Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University, 2001. (Read online)

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

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

Nibley, Hugh. Lehi in the Desert / The World of the Jaredites / There Were Jaredites, Vol. 5 of The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, edited by John W. Welch, Darrell L. Matthews, and Stephen R. Callister. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book / Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988.

⸻, An Approach to the Book of Mormon, Vol. 6 of The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book / Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988. (Read online)

⸻, The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Vol. 8 of The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book / Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989.

Palmer, David A. In Search of Cumorah: New Evidences for the Book of Mormon from Ancient Mexico. 3rd ed. Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, 1999.

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

⸻, Poetic Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon: The Complete Text Reformatted. Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University, 2007). (Read online)

⸻ and John W. Welch, eds. Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998. (Read online)

⸻, Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch. Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.

Daniel C. Peterson, ed. The Book of Mormon and DNA Research. Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University, 2008. (Read online)

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

Reynolds, Noel B., ed. Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University, 1982. (Read online)

⸻. Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.

Ricks, Stephen D. and William J. Hamblin, eds. Warfare in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book / Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1990. (Read online)

Ricks, Stephen D. and John W. Welch, eds. The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book / Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.

Rosenvall, Lynn A. and David L. Rosenvall. A New Approach to Studying the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. N.p.: The Olive Leaf Foundation, 2017.

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

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

⸻. The Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon: Typographical Facsimile of the Entire Text in Two Parts [Part 1, Part 2], Vol. 2 of The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.

⸻. History of the Text of the Book of Mormon, Parts One and Two: Grammatical Variation, Vol. 3 of The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2016.

⸻. History of the Text of the Book of Mormon, Parts Three and Four: The Nature of the Original Language of the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3 of The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2016.

⸻. History of the Text of the Book of Mormon, Part Five: The King James Quotations in the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3 of The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2020.

⸻. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part One: 1 Nephi–2 Nephi 10, Vol. 4 of The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004. (Read online)

⸻. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part Two: 2 Nephi 11–Mosiah 16, Vol. 4 of The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2005. (Read online)

⸻. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part Three: Mosiah 17–Alma 20, Vol. 4 of The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2006. (Read online)

⸻, Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part Four: Alma 21–55, Vol. 4 of The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2007. (Read online)

⸻. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part Five: Alma 56–3 Nephi 18, Vol. 4 of The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2008. (Read online)

⸻. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part Six: 3 Nephi 19–Moroni 10, Vol. 4 of The Critical Text of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2009. (Read online)

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

⸻ and Robin Scott Jensen, eds. Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 1–Alma 35, Vol. 3, pt. 1 of The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations & Translations. Salt Lake City: The Church Historian’s Press, 2015. (Read online)

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

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

⸻. The Geography of Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book, rev. ed. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1992. (Read online)

⸻. Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.

⸻. Mormon’s Map. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000. (Read online)

⸻. Mormon’s Codex: An Ancient American Book. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book / Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University, 2013.

⸻ and Melvin J. Thorne, eds. Rediscovering the Book of Mormon: Insights You May Have Missed Before. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book / Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991. (Read online)

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

Virtual Book of Mormon. Brigham Young University.

Webster, Noah. An American Dictionary of the English Language. 2 vols. New York: 1828.

Welch, John W., ed. Reexploring the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book / Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1992. (Read online)

⸻. Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple & the Sermon on the Mount: An Approach to 3 Nephi 11–18 and Matthew 5–7, rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book / Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998. (Read online) (Read online)

⸻. The Sermon at the Temple and the Sermon on the Mount: A Latter-Day Saint Approach, rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book / Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2010. (Read online)

⸻ and Donald W. Parry, eds. The Tree of Life: From Eden to Eternity. Provo, UT: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University / Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011.

⸻ and Stephen D. Ricks, eds. King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. (Read online)

⸻, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely. Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004. (Read online)

⸻ and Melvin J. Thorne, eds. Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. (Read online)

⸻ and J. Gregory Welch. Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo: UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. (Read online)

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. 25 vols (1992–2016). (Read online)