Is Stylometry the Ultimate Proof that Joseph Smith Did Not Write the Book of Mormon?video

Is Stylometry the Ultimate Proof that Joseph Smith Did Not Write the Book of...

At a Book of Mormon conference in Provo last Saturday, Matt Roper and Paul Fields set out to do just that. They intrigued the audience with a new study of Book of Mormon authorship using stylometry showing...
The Complete Isaiah Study Guide

The Complete Isaiah Study Guide

To more effectively study Isaiah, do NOT try to “eat the whole elephant” all at once. This book has  66 chapters, with each containing valuable insights, teachings, and prophecies. Mentally digest Isaiah one chapter...
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McConkie’s 7 Crucial Doctrines in Isaiah

Bruce R. McConkie gave a talk titled Ten Keys to Understanding Isaiah and said "Isaiah's chief doctrinal contributions fall into seven categories: (a) restoration of the gospel in latter days through Joseph Smith, (b) latter-day...
8 Promises Revealed in The Book of Isaiah for True Fasting

Isaiah’s 8 Reasons to Fast

Isaiah 58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward. Isaiah 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and...
4 Keys to Hack Isaiahvideo

4 Keys to Hack Isaiah! (from Nephi) | Search Hack 4

1           Learn the manner of prophesying among the Jews. Isaiah was “what LDS scholar Victor L. Ludlow called a ‘deliberately difficult’ prophet.… Conceal what you are going to say. Never use the same noun twice...
Isaiah’s Writing Style Discussed

Isaiah’s Writing Style

President Boyd K. Packer observed: “Just as you settle in to move comfortably along, you will meet a barrier. The style of the language changes to Old Testament prophecy style. For, interspersed in the...
His Hand Stretched Out, We Still Get it Wrong

How Most Christians Got “His Hand Stretched Out Still” All Wrong

This phrase: "His hand stretched out still", is a Jewish idiom, that appears in Isaiah 9 three times and again with variations in 2 Nephi 15:25; 19:12, 17, 21; 20:4. For many Christians, this is a simple description of...
Do You Have an Isaiah Problem? The Book of Mormon Might!

Multiple Isaiah Theory and Stylometry

Recently we reported on a presentation by Matt Roper and Paul Fields where they captivated the audience with their study of Book of Mormon authors using stylometry. Using computers for statistical analysis, they produced a "wordprint" (sometimes compared...
Isaiah and the Messiah: Isaiah’s Prophecies Concerning Christ being taught by Terry Ball at BYU education weekvideo

Isaiah and the Messiah: Isaiah’s Prophecies Concerning Christ

During the 2010 BYU Campus Education Week, Terry B. Ball shared his thoughts on Isaiah as a Messianic prophet. As he opened his remarks, by quoting the Savior in 3 Nephi 23:1 when He commanded: "Yea, a...
Isaiah’s Original Historical Context

Isaiah’s Original Historical Context

In their series: “Finding Doctrine and Meaning in Book of Mormon Isaiah,”  published in the Religious Educator 15, no. 1, in 2014, RoseAnn Benson and Shon D. Hopkin wrote that Isaiah the prophet was regularly given access to the kingly...