Category Archives: Literary Views of Scripture

In Tents #47 He is Risen and Other Texts That Don’t Behave as Textual Critics Think They Do Part VIII

Paul H. Dunn once told BYU faculty that during his first Thursday morning meeting in the tenple as a general authority he could understand how the war in heaven got started. This according to a report on the annual August … Continue reading

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in verse #47 : Voice of the turkey

I just noticed that this is the second time this year that my post is due on a holiday.  And it’s due on Christmas Day, too.  Next year it won’t be due on the 24th of July, but it will … Continue reading

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In Tents #46 He is Risen and Other Texts That Don’t Behave as Textual Critics Think They Do Part VII

The 32nd chapter of Alma has an intriguing story where Alma is preaching on the hill Onidah and a group of poor people comes up behind him and asks where they can go to worship, since they aren’t permitted in … Continue reading

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in verse #46 : Filthiness, flood wood and rubbish

Alright, so I’ve talked about the text of Joseph Smith’s letter from Liberty Jail for two posts now, and I’m still not done. But, I hear you saying, haven’t you made your point? Well, obviously not, or I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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ReReading Job: Book review by Eric Samuelsen

Below is a review of ReReading Job, a book by Mormon critic Michael Austin, reposted by permission from Eric Samuelsen’s blog. Michael Austin’s Re-Reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World’s Greatest Poem is a terrific book; smart, thoughtful, funny. I honestly … Continue reading

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In Tents #44 He is Risen and Other Texts That Don’t Behave as Textual Critics Think They Do Part VI

And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire … Continue reading

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