Is the Sabbath a Delight?video

Why You Shouldn’t Have a List of Dos and Don’ts for the Sabbath

In his April 2015 conference talk, “The Sabbath Is a Delight,” President Russell M. Nelson asks us to make some changes in our lives. Specifically, he asks us to think about our feelings and behavior...

The Isaiah Diet

Recently I have been wondering about Isaiah's family diet; wondering what the Prophetess might prepare for Isaiah and their two sons at mealtimes. Hayes and Miller in A History of Ancient Israel and Judah explained that the diet...
Ensign Peak

Did the Utah Pioneers Fulfill Isaiah’s Prophecies?

July 24th, 1847 is celebrated as the day Mormon pioneers settled the state of Utah after being forced from Nauvoo, Illinois.  However, do you know that there were a series of events from July...
Was Child Trafficking Prophesied by Isaiah? You Decidevideo

Was Child Trafficking Prophesied in Isaiah 2:6? You Decide

Did you know that every 30 seconds a child is sold for sex, labor, or organ harvesting? Many people of faith believe Isaiah 2 verse 6 shows that Isaiah prophesied of a day when child...

What Does Isaiah Say About Prayer?

Fasting and prayer are interwoven. In a recent post, we answered the question, "What does Isaiah have to say about fasting?" Here, we will explore prayer in the Book of Isaiah using selected verses...
Don Parry and Stephen Ricks—Dead Sea Scrolls for Mormons

The Dead Sea Scrolls—70 Questions and Answers

Understanding Isaiah is challenging for Jew and Christian alike, but the Dead Sea Scrolls have a special place for Mormons who are trying to understand this book. Two BYU scholars, Donald Parry and Stephen Ricks, renowned for...
5 Expert's Tips to Understand Isaiah

5 Expert’s Tips to Understand Isaiah

To those faithful followers left in the Land of Bountiful, the Savior commanded "search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah" (3 Nephi 23:1). In that commandment, the Lord implies that understanding...
Isaiah Idioms - Why Does Isaiah Use Such Strange Expressions?

Why Does Isaiah Use Such Strange Expressions?

Most languages on earth use unique idioms and cultural expressions in both spoken and written speech. English is no exception; King James, who ordered an English translation of the Bible, expected that "the translation use old familiar...
Search Isaiah discusses why Isaiah isn't plain and simple.

Why Isn’t Isaiah Plain and Simple?

Above is pictured the first part of an essay the translators prefixed to the King James Version of their 1611 Bible. In this they defended their work against "criticisms they expected to be brought...
Why Would Jesus Call Isaiah’s Words Great?

7 Reasons Why Christ Called Isaiah’s Words Great

The LDS Bible Dictionary describes a major theme of the Book of Isaiah: "God requires righteousness of His people, and until they obey Him they will be smitten and scattered by their enemies. But in...