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The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants), early LDS history, and related subjects. Publications in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture are peer-reviewed and all publications are made available as free internet downloads or through at-cost print-on-demand services.

The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants), early LDS history, and related subjects. Publications in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture are peer-reviewed and all publications are made available as free internet downloads or through at-cost print-on-demand services.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants), early LDS history, and related subjects. Publications in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture are peer-reviewed and all publications are made available as free internet downloads or through at-cost print-on-demand services.

Language:

English

Contact:

801-473-5290


Episodes

Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 32: To Be a Witness

11/26/2022
The need to stand as a witness is not just something from historical times, but just as necessary today. President of the Interpreter Foundation, Dan Peterson, shares his witness of the witnesses, and of the Book of Mormon. The post Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 32: To Be a Witness first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:10:14

Rethinking the Encounter between Jacob and Sherem

11/25/2022
Abstract: The Book of Mormon story of Jacob and Sherem has been evaluated and interpreted from many different viewpoints over the years. In his retelling of the story, Jacob crafted a cautionary tale of religious hubris and self-importance that can serve as an important lesson for members of the church today. In this paper I use various methodologies to […] The post Rethinking the Encounter between Jacob and Sherem first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:44:51

Conference Talks: Latter-day Houses of the Lord: Developments in Their Design and Function

11/23/2022
This essay traces the modern-day usage and understanding of temples from the Kirtland Temple to Nauvoo and the Salt Lake Temple. Architecture was used to teach principles. While the Kirtland Temple was preparatory (think of the vision of Christ and the conference of keys by Abraham, Moses, Abraham, Elias, and finally Elijah), the Nauvoo Temple was dedicated to ritual usage. In 1879, the Church reduced temple usage to rituals, and thus assembly rooms are missing from later temples. Through...

Duration:00:23:02

Interpreter Radio Show — November 13, 2022

11/23/2022
In this episode, our hosts Terry Hutchinson, John Gee and Kevin Christensen discussed Kevin’s article in the Interpreter Journal on Margaret Barker. You can listen to or download the November 13th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The second portion of the show […] The post Interpreter Radio Show — November 13, 2022 first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:01:48:04

Interpreter Radio Show — November 6, 2022

11/23/2022
In this episode, our hosts Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen O. Smoot, and Hales Swift recapped the Temple on Mount Zion 2022 Conference. You can listen to or download the November 6th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The second portion of the […] The post Interpreter Radio Show — November 6, 2022 first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:01:44:25

Interpreter Radio Show — October 30, 2022

11/23/2022
In this episode, our hosts Martin Tanner and Terry Hutchinson discussed various books on the New Testament. They also discussed Terry’s new book, The Temple Pathway to Heaven, co-authored with Grant Gifford. You can listen to or download the October 30th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in […] The post Interpreter Radio Show — October 30, 2022 first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:01:52:18

Nibley Lectures: Time Vindicates the Prophets — Rhetoric and Revelation

11/22/2022
This lecture is a discussion of rhetoric having the impression of knowledge with no actual knowledge. This is contrasted with revelation, which provides true knowledge. The post Nibley Lectures: Time Vindicates the Prophets — Rhetoric and Revelation first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:15:38

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 49 (Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah)

11/22/2022
This is an Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 49, “His Ways Are Everlasting” on Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah. The panelist for this roundtable was Martin Tanner. This roundtable was extracted from the October 23rd broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show may be heard at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreter-radio-show-October-23-2022/. The Interpreter Radio Show can […] The post Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 49...

Duration:00:47:30

Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 31: John Whitmer and the Plates

11/19/2022
John Whitmer was a practical, level-headed man. He was also one of the Eight Witnesses. And yet he eventually left the church along with the rest of his family. What did he actually say about his experience with the plates? The post Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 31: John Whitmer and the Plates first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:07:55

Twenty Years After “Paradigms Regained,” Part 1: The Ongoing, Plain, and Precious Significance of Margaret Barker’s Scholarship for Latter-day Saint Studies

11/18/2022
Abstract: Twenty years ago, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies published “Paradigms Regained: A Survey of Margaret Barker’s Scholarship and Its Significance for Mormon Studies” as its second FARMS Occasional Paper. The first part of this essay provides an overview of Doctor Barker’s scholarship and its wider reception through early 2022, and then includes […] The post Twenty Years After “Paradigms Regained,” Part 1: The Ongoing, Plain, and Precious Significance of...

Duration:01:57:02

Conference Talks: A Torah Harmony

11/16/2022
Presented at: The 2012 Temple on Mount Zion ConferenceSaturday, September 22, 2012https://interpreterfoundation.org/conferences/2012-the-temple-on-mount-zion-conference/ Conference Proceedings: Temple Insights at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/temple-insights/ Listen to an audio recording of this talk: Download audio recording The post Conference Talks: A Torah Harmony first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:30:07

Nibley Lectures: Time Vindicates the Prophets — Prophets and Mystics

11/15/2022
Between March 7th and October 17th in 1954, Hugh Nibley delivered a series of 30 weekly lectures on KSL Radio that were also published as pamphlets. The series called “Time Vindicates the Prophets” was given in answer to those who were challenging the right of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […] The post Nibley Lectures: Time Vindicates the Prophets — Prophets and Mystics first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:18:11

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 48 (Jonah; Micah)

11/15/2022
This is an Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 48, “He Delighteth in Mercy” on Jonah; Micah. The panelists for this roundtable were Bruce Webster, Kris Frederickson and Martin Tanner. This roundtable was extracted from the October 16th broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show may be heard at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreter-radio-show-October-16-2022/. The […] The post Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 48 (Jonah;...

Duration:00:58:29

Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 30: No Matter the Consequence

11/12/2022
If the Book of Mormon was a fraud, why would supposed insiders to such a fraud allow themselves to suffer incredible hardship and pain, why would they face down mobs and actually risk their lives to continue insisting it was true? The post Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 30: No Matter the Consequence first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:11:27

When an Evident Fact Cannot Be Allowed to Be True

11/11/2022
Abstract: Miracles occur relatively often in scripture, as do people who, for various reasons, want or even need to deny their occurrence. The arguments that are deployed to justify such denial haven’t changed all that much over the centuries. In fact, they’re still around today. Most if not all present or former missionaries for The […] The post When an Evident Fact Cannot Be Allowed to Be True first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:25:12

Conference Talks: Axes Mundi: A Comparative Analysis of Nephite and Mesoamerican Temple and Ritual Complexes

11/9/2022
This study seeks to compare and contrast the temple and ritual complexes alluded to in the Book of Mormon with those known from the archaeological record in Mesoamerica. Although superficially they may appear incompatible, an analysis of their underlying mythologies reveals many conceptual similarities, suggesting Nephite worship and ritual might not have been wholly out of place in that context. The post Conference Talks: Axes Mundi: A Comparative Analysis of Nephite and Mesoamerican...

Duration:00:30:59

Nibley Lectures: Time Vindicates the Prophets — A Substitute for Revelation

11/8/2022
Between March 7th and October 17th in 1954, Hugh Nibley delivered a series of 30 weekly lectures on KSL Radio that were also published as pamphlets. The series called “Time Vindicates the Prophets” was given in answer to those who were challenging the right of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […] The post Nibley Lectures: Time Vindicates the Prophets — A Substitute for Revelation first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:16:18

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 47 (Amos; Obadiah)

11/8/2022
This is an Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 47, “Seek the Lord, and Ye Shall Live” on Amos; Obadiah. The panelists for this roundtable were Terry Hutchinson, John Gee and Kevin Christensen. This roundtable was extracted from the October 9th broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show may be heard […] The post Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 47 (Amos; Obadiah) first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:54:28

Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 29: Women Witnesses—Why and Why Not?

11/5/2022
There are a number of unofficial witnesses of the Book of Mormon who were women—however, of the official witnesses of the Book of Mormon, there are none. Why would this be? The post Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 29: Women Witnesses—Why and Why Not? first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:10:49

The Diachronic Usage of Exclamation Marks across the Major Book of Mormon Editions

11/4/2022
Abstract: The usage of the exclamation mark has changed over time but continues to serve as an important textual interpretation aid. Punctuation itself has not been a permanent fixture in English, rather it was slowly introduced to English documents with changing standard usages after the invention of the printing press. Here we highlight the use […] The post The Diachronic Usage of Exclamation Marks across the Major Book of Mormon Editions first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Duration:00:28:10