FARMS Occasional Papers, Volume 4, edited by Jared Ludlow (BYU—Hawaii) and Larry E. Morris, contains articles by three BYU professors and focuses on the polemical use of water and storm language in the Deuteronomic History (Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings), justice and mercy in the book of Deuteronomy, and the garment of Joseph.
Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem, edited by John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann Seely, will help readers to imagine what Jerusalem was like around 600 bc, before much of the city was obliterated by the Babylonians, in fulfillment of prophecy, a few years after Lehi’s departure. Subjects include culture, family life, agriculture, politics, religious practices, inscriptions, law, and international relations.
The FARMS Review (vol. 15, no. 2), edited by Daniel C. Peterson, features articles on DNA issues and responses to a so-called insider’s view of Mormon origins. It also reviews books on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the historicity of Latter-day Saint scripture, and more.