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KnoWhy topical index — S and T — 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 S and T.

Index One – topical index  – S and T                                                                                                    Click here to return to the Scriptures index page

  • Sacrament, the:  Why are we invited to partake of the Sacrament with our right hand? — #686, August 29, 2023
  • Sacrifices:  How could Lehi offer sacrifices outside of Jerusalem? — #9, January 12, 2016
  • Sacrifices:  What sacrifices did Lehi offer to God in the wilderness? — #545, January 9, 2020
  • Sailing the seas:  Why did ancient people sail the seas? — #21, January 28, 2016
  • Sarah:  Why did Abraham and Sarah receive new names and tokens? — #630, February 22, 2022
  • Sariah:  Were any ancient Israelite women named Sariah? — #8, January 11, 2016
  • Satan:  Why did Lehi “suppose” the existence of Satan? — #43, March 1, 2016
  • Satan:  How does Satan lead us astray? — #55, March 16, 2016
  • Satan:  Why did Nephi say the Devil leads sinners by a ‘flaxen cord’? — #551, February 25, 2020
  • Scattering of the Jews:  Why do early Nephite prophets speak about the scattering of the Jews? — #42, February 26, 2016
  • Scholarship and Book of Mormon studies:  What role should scholarship play in studying the Book of Mormon? — #487, November 22, 2018
  • Scourged:  Why was Abinadi scourged with faggots? — #96, May 9, 2016
  • Seal you His:  How does Christ ‘seal you His’? — #558, April 21, 2020
  • Sealed book:  The Book of Mormon as a sealed book; why would a book be ‘sealed’? — #53, March 14, 2016
  • Seed, Lehi’s:  What ‘mighty nation among the Gentiles’ would scatter Lehi’s seed? — #714, February 2, 2024
  • Seer:  Why is a seer greater than a prophet? — #86, April 26, 2016
  • Seraphim:  Why did Isaiah refer to the heavenly host as ‘seraphim’? — #645, September 6, 2022
  • Serpent, brazen:  Why does Jesus compare himself to a brazen serpent? — #657, February 6, 2023
  • Serpents:  Were there ‘fiery flying serpents’ along Lehi’s trail? — #646, September 13, 2022
  • Servant in Isaiah 49:  Who is the servant described in Isaiah 49 and 1 Nephi 21? — #24, February 2, 2016
  • Seven seals:  Why was the heavenly book sealed with seven seals? — #541, December 12, 2019
  • Shakespeare:  Did Lehi quote William Shakespeare? — #26, February 4, 2016
  • Sherem:  Why did Sherem die? — #73, April 7, 2016
  • Sherem:  What do we learn about ministering from the account of Sherem? — #534, October 3, 2019
  • Sherem:  Why did Jacob include the case of Sherem in the scriptural records? — #554, March 17, 2020
  • Sign of Jonah:  What is the sign of Jonah? — #652, November 23, 2022
  • Silk:  Did Book of Mormon people wear silk and linen? — #734, June 3, 2024
  • Skin of blackness:  What is the ‘skin of blackness’ mentioned in the Book of Mormon? — #718, February 14, 2024
  • Small Plates:  Why did Nephi write his ‘small plates’? — #11, January 14, 2016
  • Small Plates:  Why do the authors on the Small Plates follow a pattern? — #74, April 8, 2016
  • Small Plates of Nephi:  Why is ‘Words of Mormon’ found at the end of the small plates? — #78, April 14, 2016
  • Smith, Emma:  Why did Emma Smith remain in Nauvoo after the death of Joseph Smith? — #625, December 2, 2021
  • Smith, Hyrum:  Why was Hyrum Smith faithful to his witness of the Book of Mormon? — #614, August 24, 2021
  • Smith, Joseph:  Was Joseph Smith the ‘author’ of the Book of Mormon? — #507, March 22, 2019
  • Smith, Joseph:  Why did Joseph Smith write his famous letter from Liberty Jail?  — #621, October 19, 2021
  • Smith, Joseph:  Why did Joseph Smith file for bankruptcy? — #623, November 4, 2021
  • Smith, Joseph:  Why was Joseph Smith murdered? — #624, November 21, 2021
  • Smith, Joseph:  Why did Joseph Smith produce a new translation of the Bible? — #628, January 18, 2022
  • Smith, Joseph:  Did Joseph Smith attempt to assassinate Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs? — #632, May 31, 2022
  • Smith, Joseph:  How did the Angel Moroni prepare Joseph Smith to be a prophet?  #707, January 2, 2024
  • Smith, Lucy Mack: Did Lucy Mack Smith believe that her son, Joseph, could have written the Book of Mormon? — #555, March 31, 2020
  • Son, The:  How is Christ both the Father and the Son? — #92, May 4, 2016
  • Son of God:  Why was Jesus proclaimed as Son of God at this baptism? — #655, January 24, 2023
  • Sons of Lehi:  Why did Lehi tell his sons to “arise from the dust”? — #715, February 2, 2024
  • Sources, Jewish sources:  Why are later Jewish sources relevant to texts in the Book of Mormon? — #478, October 23, 2018
  • Steel bow:  Why did Nephi’s fine steel bow break? — #548, January 31, 2020
  • Stone:  Why was Coriantumr’s record engraved on a ‘large stone’? — #77, April 13,2016
  • Stretch for his hand:  Why did Abinadi stretch forth his hand as he prophesied? — #94, May 6, 2016
  • ‘Stretched out still’ :  How is the Lord’s hand ‘stretched out still’? — #49, March 8, 2016
  • Suffering Messiah:  Why does Abinadi talk of a ‘suffering’ Messiah? — #91, May 3, 2016
  • Suffering Messiah:  Why did Isaiah prophesy of a suffering Messiah? — #648, September 27, 2022
  • Suffering of Christ:  Whose ‘word’ was fulfilled by Christ suffering ‘pains and afflictions’? — #624, June 2, 2020
  • Sun of Righteousness:  Why does Malachi refer to the ‘Sun of Righteousness’? — #653, December 13, 2022
  • Suppose:  Why did Lehi “suppose” the existence of Satan? — #43, March 1, 2016
  • Temple:  Has the prophecy concerning the Lord’s house being established in the mountains been fulfilled: — #41, February 25, 2016
  • Temple:  How can the book of Job teach us about the temple?  #640, August 2, 2022
  • Temple, ancient:  How do John’s seven letters reflect the ancient temple? — #702, December 5, 2023
  • Temple, ancient:  How did Zenos’s parable of the vineyard reflect the ancient temple?  #726, April 9, 2024
  • Temple experience:  How was the Transfiguration of Jesus and the Three Nephites a temple-like experience? — #509, April 4, 2019
  • Temple, Hebrew:  How does the epistle to the Hebrews reflect the Israelite temple?  #698, November 7, 2023
  • Temple ministry of Christ:  Why is so little said about the timing of Christ’s temple ministry? — #481, November 1, 2018
  • Temple of Solomon:  How are ancient American temples similar to the temple of Solomon? — #716, February 9, 2024
  • Temple psalm:  Why does Nephi quote a temple psalm while commenting on Isaiah? — #51, March 10, 2016
  • Temples:  How does the ‘doctrine of Christ’ relate to the ancient temple? — #552, March 3, 2020
  • Temples:  How are ancient American temples similar to the temple of Solomon? — #716, February 9, 2024
  • Temples outside of Jerusalem:  Did ancient Israelites build temples outside of Jerusalem? — #31, February 11, 2016
  • Tents:  Why did the Nephites stay in their tents during king Benjamin’s speech? — #80, April 17, 2016
  • Testament of Jesus Christ:  Why is the Book of Mormon “Another Testament of Jesus Christ”?  — #494, December 18, 2018
  • Testament of Lehi, the:  Should 2 Nephi 1:1 to 2 Nephi 4:12 be called the Testament of Adam? — #29, February 9, 2016
  • Testimony of two nations:  Why is there a need for the testimony of two nations? — #56, March 17, 2016
  • Textual studies:  Can textual studies help readers understand the Isaiah chapters in 2 Nephi? — #39, February 23, 2016
  • Thunder:  Why did the Angel speak to Alma with a voice of thunder? — #105, May 23, 2016
  • Timing:  Why is the timing of the Book of Mormon’s translation so ‘marvelous’? — #506, March 15, 2019
  • Title Page of the Book of Mormon:  How does the Book of Mormon fulfill the purposes declared on the Title Page? — #706, December 28, 2023
  • Tokens:  Why did Abraham and Sarah receive new names and tokens? — #630, February 22, 2022
  • Tongue of angels:  What is it to speak with the tongue of angels? — #60, March 23, 2016
  • Traditions:  What can readers learn from Lamanite traditions? — #559, April 28, 2020
  • Transfiguration of Jesus:  How was the Transfiguration of Jesus and the Three Nephites a temple-like experience? — #509, April 4, 2019
  • Translation, gift of:  Did king Benjamin or king Mosiah have the gift of translation? — #99, May 13, 2016
  • Translation of the Bible, New:  Why did Joseph Smith produce a new translation of the Bible? — #628, January 18, 2022
  • Translation of the Book of Mormon:  Why is the timing of the Book of Mormon’s translation so marvelous? — #506, March 15, 2019
  • Travelers:  How many others traveled with Lehi to the Promised Land? — #465, September 6, 2018
  • Treasured words:  Why do certain ‘treasured words’ appear so repeatedly in General Conference talks?  #69, April 2, 2026
  • Tree of Life:  What does the Virgin Mary have to do with the Tree of Life? —  #13, January 18, 2016
  • Tree, olive:  Why did Jacob share the allegory of the olive tree? — #66, March 30, 2016
  • Trinitarian statements:  Why does the Book of Mormon contain trinitarian-sounding statements? — #723, March 19, 2024
  • Type of Christ:  How was Mosiah a type of Christ? — #104, May 19, 2016

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