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2 Nephi 16: Fat Hearts and Heavy Ears

2 Nephi 16 tweet: Seraphim, wings x6, cry holy x3. Isa sees God, his lips r purged. God says close hearts, ears + eyes. Destruction will leave a holy seed. Continue reading “2 Nephi 16: Fat Hearts and Heavy Ears”


2 Nephi 15: Cords of Vanity

2 Nephi 15 tweet: The Lord’s vineyard 2b left desolate. Wo x 6. Rotten roots & blossoms as dust. The Lord calls an army to carry Israel away captive.   Continue reading “2 Nephi 15: Cords of Vanity”

Readings for Advent

1. Jeremiah 23:5, Micah 5:2 – OT prophecies

2. Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6 – Prophecies of Isaiah

3. 1 Nephi 11:14,15,18–20 – Nephi’s vision Continue reading “Readings for Advent”

Still Lost in Translation

This post is longer than I anticipated, but along with the previous post it lays important groundwork for understanding how to handle difficult issues regarding the Book of Mormon text as they crop up from time to time. So I think it’s worth the work now. Continue reading “Still Lost in Translation”

Lost in Translation

Before I actually get to the text of 1 Nephi 20/Isaiah 48, I’m going to pause in a Words-of-Mormon-style interlude and address the potentially thorny issue of translation. Perhaps I should have done this at the beginning, but it’s the challenge of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, particularly “Deutero-Isaiah”, that means now seems like a good time to think about how the Book of Mormon authors used Isaiah and what role Joseph Smith played in the translation. Continue reading “Lost in Translation”

Some preliminaries

To read about my motivation for starting this blog, please see the ‘About’ page:

I’ll try and post something once a week – probably over the weekend. Posts will cover the material from the Book of Mormon that I’ve been reading and thinking about over the previous week, but that will probably not consist of more than 2–3 of pages of text.

Continue reading “Some preliminaries”

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