Work in Process
Progress continues on several fronts. Jay Huber from Ricks College and T. Stephen Eastmond from Santa Ana College are combining efforts studying chronology and astronomy in the Book of Mormon. Ken Jenkins in Berkeley, California, continues his creative and monumental efforts at computer analysis of Book of Mormon texts. Blake Ostler in Salt Lake City is moving ahead with his study of word pairs in the Book of Mormon. Brian Stubbs has submitted four installments of his linguistic analysis of New World and Old World language phenomena. Bruce Young in Somerville, Massachussetts, Michael Bundy in Ogden, Utah, and several others are pursuing various research projects.
Papers have been received from Susan Easton on the teachings of the Book of Mormon regarding the nature of God; from Jay Huber on chronology in the Book of Mormon; from Wesley Jarvis on the prophesies made in the Book of Mormon to the Nephites that have not been fulfilled and whose future fulfillment seems to require the continuous existence of the Nephites as a group down to the present dav; and from Bruce Van Orden who has written biographical descriptions of the early twentieth century Book of Mormon scholars George Reynolds and Janne Sjodahl. Mark Thomas submitted a paper entitled "Lehi's Dream—An American Apocalypse;" Vernon W. Mattson submitted a work entitled "Proofs of the Book of Mormon from I Nephi Chapter 1."
Diane Wirth's Discoveries of the Truth (1978), David Palmer's In Search of Cumorah (l981), Kirk-Vestal and Arthur Wallace's The Firm Foundation of Mormonism (1981), and several other books have been donated to enhance the Foundation's library.
Nibley Archive Grows
In October another thirty papers were added to the Nibley Archive. This makes more than fifty Nibley papers now offered as F.A.R.M.S. Reprints. Order the Nibley Archive Catalog to see what is currently available.