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KnoWhy index – articles presented by 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 an alphabetical list of these wonderful resources.

  • Anthon, Charles:  Why did Martin Harris consult with scholars like Charles Anthon?  — #514, May 7, 2019
  • Anthon transcript:  What do we know about the Anthon transcript?  — #515, May 9, 2019
  • Author of the Book of Mormon:  Was Joseph Smith the ‘author’ of the Book of Mormon? — #507, March 22, 2019 *
  • Authorship of the Book of Mormon:  Did Lucy Mack Smith believe that Joseph Smith could have written the Book of Mormon? — #555, March 31, 2020
  • Bleed:  Did Jesus really bleed from every pore? — #520, June 13, 2019
  • Book of Mormon abridgement:  Why is the Book of Mormon called an ‘abridgement’? — #519, June 6, 2019
  • Book of Mormon authorship:  Did Lucy Mack Smith believe that Joseph Smith could have written the Book of Mormon? — #555, March 31, 2020
  • Book of Mormon translation:  The miraculous translation of the Book of Mormon into the Japanese language — #524, July 12, 2019
  • Book of Mormon warfare:  What was one of the main causes of warfare in the Book of Mormon? — #523, July 5, 2019
  • Book of Mormon witnesses:  Did the Book of Mormon witnesses really see what they claimed to see? — #521, June 20, 2019
  • Bow:  Why did Nephi’s fine steel bow break? — #548, January 31, 2020
  • Brother of Jared:  How were Jonah and the brother of Jared able to find comfort? — #526, July 26, 2019
  • Canadian copyright:  Why did Joseph Smith try to secure the Book of Mormon copyright in Canada? — #556, April 7, 2020
  • Columbus, Christopher:  Why did Nephi prophesy of Christopher Columbus? — #547, January 23, 2020
  • Comfort:  How were Jonah and the brother of Jared able to find comfort? — #526, July 26, 2019
  • Dark and dreary wilderness:  Why did Nephi and Jeremiah find themselves in a ‘dark and dreary wilderness? — #544, January 3, 2020
  • Daughter of Zion:  Why did Isaiah prophesy of the ‘daughter of Zion’? — #550, February 18, 2020
  • Deliberately killing:  Why did Jacob condemn ‘deliberately’ killing? — #549, February 13, 2020
  • Destruction at Christ’s crucifixion:  Is there evidence of destruction in the land northward upon Christ’s crucifixion? — #530, September 6, 2019
  • Doctrine of Christ:  How does the ‘doctrine of Christ’ relate to the ancient temple? — #552, March 3, 2020
  • Exodus narrative:  Why does the Book of Mormon refer to the Exodus narrative? — #516, May 16, 2019
  • Flaxen cord:  Why did Nephi say that Satan leads sinners around by a ‘flaxen cord’? — #551, February 25, 2020
  • Great and spacious building:  What is the significance of the ‘great and spacious building’? — #546, January 17, 2020
  • Japanese:  The miraculous translation of the Book of Mormon into Japanese — #524, July 12, 2019
  • Jesus bleeding from every pore:  Did Jesus really bleed from every pore? — #520, June 13, 2019
  • Jesus and miracles:  Why did Christ perform miracles? — #508, March 28, 2019
  • Jesus, multiple names:  Why did Benjamin give many names for Jesus when Mosiah assumed the throne? — #536, October 10, 2019
  • Jonah:  How were Jonah and the brother of Jared able to find comfort? — #526, July 26, 2019
  • Killing:  Why did Jacob condemn ‘deliberately’ killing? — #549, February 13, 2020
  • Loving God:  What does it mean to love God ‘with all thy mind’? — #517, May 23, 2019
  • Korihor:  Was Korihor really an atheist? — #532, September 19, 2019
  • Magic world view:  Did a ‘magic world view’ influence the coming forth of the Book of Mormon? — #538, October 31, 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
  • Mary:  Why didn’t Nephi mention Mary’s name? — #543, December 24, 2019
  • Metal documents:  Are the Book of Mormon plates similar to other ancient metal documents?  — #512, April 25, 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
  • Names of Jesus:  Why did Benjamin give many names for Jesus when Mosiah assumed the throne? — #536, October 10, 2019
  • National treasures:  Why did the Nephites save some items as ‘national treasures’? — #557, April 14, 2020
  • 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)
  • Promises, Editorial:  Why should readers pay attention to the ‘editorial promises’ contained in the Book of Mormon — #510, April 11, 2019
  • Protector:  Why did Jacob highlight Nephi’s role as a ‘protector’? — #553, March 11, 2020
  • Reformed Egyptian:  Why did Mormon and Moroni write in ‘reformed Egyptian’? — #513, May 2, 2019
  • Resurrection, The:  What does the Book of Mormon teach us about the Resurrection? — #511, April 20, 2019
  • Riches, seeking after:  Why does the Book of Mormon warn against ‘seeking after riches’? — #518, May 30, 2019
  • Sacrifices:  What sacrifices did Lehi offer to God in the wilderness? — #545, January 9, 2020
  • Seal you His:  How does Christ ‘seal you His’? — #558, April 21, 2020
  • Seven seals:  Why was the heavenly book sealed with seven seals? — #541, December 12, 2019
  • 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
  • Steel bow:  Why did Nephi’s fine steel bow break? — #548, January 31, 2020
  • Smith, Joseph:  Was Joseph Smith the ‘author’ of the Book of Mormon? — #507, March 22, 2019
  • Smith, Lucy Mack: Did Lucy Mack Smith believe that her son, Joseph, could have written the Book of Mormon? — #555, March 31, 2020
  • Temple experience:  How was the Transfiguration of Jesus and the Three Nephites a temple-like experience? — #509, April 4, 2019
  • Temples:  How does the ‘doctrine of Christ’ relate to the ancient temple? — #552, March 3, 2020
  • Transfiguration of Jesus:  How was the Transfiguration of Jesus and the Three Nephites a temple-like experience? — #509, April 4, 2019
  • Wealth:  Why did Samuel say that wealth would become ‘slippery’ to some of the Nephites? — #539, November 7, 2019
  • Wilderness, dark and dreary:  Why did Nephi and Jeremiah find themselves in a ‘dark and dreary wilderness? — #544, January 3, 2020
  • Witnesses, Book of Mormon witnesses:  Did the Book of Mormon witnesses really see what they claimed to see? — #521, June 20, 2019
  • Wolves in sheep’s clothing:  Why must we be aware of wolves in sheep’s clothing? — #527, August 2, 2019

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