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KnoWhy topical index — M and N  — Book of Mormon Central


Book of Mormon Central, a wonderful resource for all types of Book of Mormon information, has a series of articles dealing with various topics in the Book of Mormon.  They are referred to as ‘KnoWhy’ articles.  These articles can be referenced at ‘bookofmormoncentral.org‘.  Following is a topical index of articles starting with the letters M and N.

Index One – topical index  – M and N                                                                                                      Click here to return to the Scriptures index page

  • Magic world view:  Did a ‘magic world view’ influence the coming forth of the Book of Mormon? — #538, October 31, 2019
  • Malachi:  Why does Malachi refer to the ‘Sun of Righteousness’? — #653, December 13, 2022
  • Man, mortal:  Why does King Benjamin deny being more than a man?  #729, April 30, 2024
  • Mankind:  What makes mankind an ‘enemy to God’? — #505, March 7, 2019
  • Manuscript pages:  What can we learn about repentance from the tragic loss of the 116 Book of Mormon manuscript pages? — #504, March 1, 2019
  • Mark, book of:  Why does part of the ending of the book of Mark show up in the Book of Mormon? — #522, June 26, 2019
  • Marriage, interracial: Why did Book of Mormon prophets discourage Nephite-Lamanite intermarriage?  — #110, May 30, 2016
  • Marriage:  What did Paul, the apostle, really teach about marriage? — #685, August 22, 2023
  • Marsh, Thomas B. :  How Thomas B. Marsh was unexpectedly led to the Book of Mormon — #485, November 15, 2018
  • Martyr: What does it mean to be a martyr? — #1, January 1, 2016
  • Marvelous, why?:  Why is the timing of the Book of Mormon’s translation so marvelous? — #506, March 15, 2019
  • Mary:  Why didn’t Nephi mention Mary’s name? — #543, December 24, 2019
  • McLellin, William E.:  Why did William E. McLellin call the Book of Mormon ‘the apple of my eye’?  #611, July 1, 2021
  • Melchizedek:  What does the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible teach us about Melchizedek? — #643, August 23, 2022
  • Messiah:  Why does Abinadi talk of the ‘suffering’ Messiah?  #91, May 3, 2016
  • Messiah:  Why did Isaiah prophesy of a suffering Messiah? — #648, September 27, 2022
  • Metal documents:  Are the Book of Mormon plates similar to other ancient metal documents?  — #512, April 25, 2019
  • Military service:  Can the Book of Mormon provide peace and meaning to those in military service? — #496, January 1, 2019
  • Mind, with all thy:  What does it mean to love God ‘with all thy mind’? — #517, May 23, 2019
  • Miracles:  Why did Christ perform miracles? — #508, March 28, 2019
  • Missouri: Why were the Saints driven from Missouri in the fall of 1838? — #620, October 12, 2012
  • Mistakes:  Are there mistakes in the Book of Mormon? — #3, January 4, 2016
  • Monster:  Why does Jacob choose a ‘monster’ as a symbol of death and hell? — #34, February 16, 2016
  • Moroni:  Why did Moroni quote Isaiah 11 to Joseph Smith?  — #50, March 9, 2016
  • Moroni:  Why did Moroni quote from the book of Joel when he appeared to Joseph Smith?  #651, November 8, 2022
  • Moroni, Angel:  How did the Angel Moroni prepare Joseph Smith to be a prophet?  #707, January 2, 2024
  • Moses:  How was Abinadi a prophet ‘like unto Moses’?  #731, May 14, 2024
  • Mosiah:  How was Mosiah a type of Christ?  #104, May 19, 2016
  • Mosiah, book of:  Why does the book of Mosiah talk so much about priesthood authority? — #101, May 17, 2016
  • Mosiah-First:  How does the ‘Mosiah-First’ translation sequence strengthen faith?  — #503, February 22, 2019
  • Mosiah, king:  Did king Benjamin or king Mosiah have the gift of translation? — #99, May 13, 2016
  • Mountain Meadows massacre:  Why were violent acts like the Mountain Meadows massacre committed by Latter-day Saints?  #633, June 14, 2022
  • Mountains:  Has the prophecy concerning the Lord’s house being established in the mountains been fulfilled? — #41, February 25, 2016
  • Murder of Joseph Smith:  Why was Joseph Smith murdered? — #624, November 21, 2021
  • Musical:  Is the Book of Mormon musical? — #500, January 31, 2019
  • Mystery of faith:  What is the mystery of faith, mentioned by Paul? — #696, October 24, 2023
  • Nahom:  Who called the burial site of Ishmael ‘Nahom’? — #19, January 26, 2016
  • Nahom:  Why did Nephi mention the place of Ishmael’s burial by name? — #713, January 30, 2024
  • Name of Christ:  Why does an angel reveal the name of Christ to Jacob? — #36, February 18, 2016
  • Name of the Church:  Why must Christ’s true church be called after His name? — #482,  November 6, 2018
  • Names, new:  Why did Abraham and Sarah receive new names and tokens? — #630, February 22, 2022
  • Names of Jesus:  Why did Benjamin give many names for Jesus when Mosiah assumed the throne? — #536, October 10, 2019
  • Narrative transition:  Where is the narrative transition in 1 Nephi? — #461, August 23, 2018
  • National treasures:  Why did the Nephites save some items as ‘national treasures’? — #557, April 14, 2020
  • Nation, mighty:  What ‘mighty nation among the Gentiles’ would scatter Lehi’s seed? — #714, February 2, 2024
  • Nations:  Why is there a need for the testimony of two nations? — #56, March 17, 2016
  • Nauvoo:  Why did Emma Smith remain in Nauvoo after the death of Joseph Smith? — #625, December 2, 2021
  • Nauvoo City charter:  Why was the Nauvoo City charter important for protecting the Saints? — #622, October 20, 2021
  • Nauvoo City Council:  Why did the Nauvoo City Council order the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor press? — #626, January 6, 2022
  • Nauvoo Expositor:  Why did the Nauvoo City Council order the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor press? — #626, January 6, 2022
  • Near Eastern history:  Why is ancient Near Eastern history helpful for understanding Isaiah’s writings? — #720, February 27, 2024
  • Nehor:  Why did Nehor suffer an ‘ignominious’ death? —  #108, May 28, 2016
  • Nehor:  Why did Alma respond the way he did to the ‘Order of Nehor’ in Ammonihah? — #566, June 16, 2020
  • Nephi:  What do Nephi and Isaiah say about ‘the end of time’? — #46, March 3, 2016
  • Nephi:  How does Nephi help us understand Isaiah? — #47, March 4, 2016
  • Nephi:  Why does Nephi quote a temple psalm while commenting on Isaiah? — #51, March 10, 2016
  • Nephi:   Why does Nephi use Isaiah 29 as part of his own prophecy?  #52, March 11, 2016
  • Nephi:  Why did Nephi end his sacred record with his testimony of the Redeemer?  #61, March 24, 2016
  • Nephi:  Why did Nephi prophesy of Christopher Columbus?  #547, January 23, 2020
  • Nephi:  Why did Nephi’s fine steel bow break? — #548, January 31, 2020
  • Nephi:  Why did Jacob highlight Nephi’s role as a protector? — #553, March 11, 2020
  • Nephi:  Why are Lehi’s and Nephi’s visions and histories similar to the history of the Rechabites? —  #710, January 16, 2024
  • Nephi:  Why did Nephi mention the place of Ishmael’s burial by name? — #713, January 30, 2024
  • Nephi:  Why did Nephi’s people want him to be their king? — #717, February 13, 2024
  • Nephi: How did Nephi liken looking to Christ with looking to the brazen serpent? — #721, March 4, 2024
  • Nephi:  How does Nephi connect the name ‘Joseph’ to prophecies of the latter days? — #722, March 12, 2024
  • Nephi’s Psalm:  Is ‘Nephi’s Psalm’ really a psalm? — #30, February 10, 2016
  • Nephites:  Why did the Nephites preserve some items as ‘national treasures’? — #557, April 14, 2020
  • New names:  Why did Abraham and Sarah receive new names and tokens? — #630, February 22, 2022
  • New Testament:  What does the New Testament teach about the Great Apostasy? — #695, October 17, 2023
  • New Testament words:  Why are New Testament words in the Book of Mormon?  Why the ending of the book of Mark? — #522. June 26, 2019
  • New Testament words:  Why are New Testament words in the Book of Mormon?  Revelations to Nephite prophets — #525, July 19, 2019
  • New Testament words:  Why are New Testament words in the Book of Mormon?  Revelations to Nephite prophets (A) –- #528, August 22, 2019  (part 2)
  • New Testament words:  Why are New Testament words in the Book of Mormon?  Revelations to Nephite prophets (1) — #529, August 29, 2019  (part 3)
  • New Testament words:  Why are New Testament words in the Book of Mormon?  Revelations to Nephite prophets (2) — #531, September 12, 2019  (part 4)
  • New Testament words:  Why are New Testament words in the Book of Mormon?  The Brass plates as a source– #533, September 26, 2019  (part 5)
  • New Testament words:  Why are New Testament words in the Book of Mormon?  Old Testament texts as sources– #535, October 10, 2019  (part 6)
  • New Testament words:  Why are New Testament words in the Book of Mormon?  Mormon and Moroni as sources — #537, October 24, 2019  (part 7)
  • New Testament words:  Why are New Testament words in the Book of Mormon?  Joseph Smith as a source — #540, November 21, 2019  (part 8)
  • New Testament words:  Why are New Testament words in the Book of Mormon?  Gift and power of God as sources — #542, December 19, 2019  (part 9)
  • Noah and the ark:  Why is the story of Noah and the ark so repetitive? — #629, February 1, 2022
  • Noah, King:  Why would Noah’s priests quiz Abinadi on the teachings of Isaiah?  #89, April 28, 2016
  • Noah, King: — Why is a ‘ceremony’ mentioned after the execution of King Noah?  —  #561, May 12, 2020

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