The Book of Mormon

Book of MormonThe Book of Mormon (properly titled The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ) is a sacred book of scripture that testifies of Jesus Christ and explains the Lord’s dealings with His people in the ancient Americas. Latter-day Saints believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God and a companion testament to the Holy Bible. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon into English in the 1820s, and others have since translated the English version into dozens of languages. The book contains a promise that whoever reads it sincerely, ponders its contents and asks God if it is true will receive that knowledge by the power of the Holy Ghost. (Read more)

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Book of Mormon Research

This site focuses on the Book of Mormon and it features many articles written by John A. Tvedtnes. It also includes basic information about beliefs of the Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and other interesting topics.

John A. Tvedtnes (MA in Linguistics and MA in Middle East Studies (Hebrew), University of Utah) retired in 2007 as a senior resident scholar with the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. He has taught at the University of Utah and at the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and the BYU Salt Lake Center and has lectured in Israel and the United States. At this writing, he has authored 10 books and more than 300 articles. (Read More)

Hebrew in the Book of Mormon NEW!

In 2010, I was asked to write a couple of articles on the Book of Mormon for a new Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics being prepared by the reknowned scholarly publishing house of E. J. Brill in Leiden, Netherlands. The four-volume set was published in 2013. (Read More)

The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ

One of the most popular books in the world, after the Bible, is the Book of Mormon.  Since it was first published in 1830, 78 million copies have been published in 94 languages.  More than four million copies were distributed during 1997. (Read more)

The Book of Mormon Helps Us Understand the Bible

One of the purposes of the Book of Mormon is to lend support to the Bible.  About four centuries after the coming of Jesus Christ to visit the Nephites in the New World, Mormon wrote, “this [the Book of Mormon] is written for the intent that ye may believe that [the Bible]; and if ye believe that ye will believe this also” (Mormon 7:9). (Read more)

The Book of Mormon and Other Ancient Documents

When the Book of Mormon was first published in English in 1830, it seemed rather an anomaly, despite its biblical tone.  No one had ever heard of ancient books being written on metallic plates and hidden in stone boxes.  Moreover, it claimed to have been originally written in a “reformed Egyptian” script by ancient Israelites.  Critics were quick to ridicule these ideas.  But all that changed in the mid-twentieth century. (Read more)

Articles about the Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon Articles by John A. Tvedtnes

Book of Mormon Criticisms


Jeffrey R. Holland, “Did Joseph Smith Write the Book of Mormon?”


Metal Records and Stone Boxes NEW!

Thousands of metal records have been found throughout the world, most of them in the Mediterranean region from which Book of Mormon peoples originated. It will take a long time to post all of the information on hand, so please visit often.

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