THE TEN MOST WANTED REPRINTS
The following lists, in order of sales, 10 of the most popular F.A.R.M.S. reprints and reports over the past 3 years. We felt that our readers would like to know what our best-sellers have been and perhaps would want to have them for their own reading and collection. Look through the list and order those that sound right for you. For those who do not have these articles or would like to give the set as a present, we are offering all 10 in a special package that saves you over 20%, but you need to order by December 1.
The F.A.R.M.S. Monthly Updates for 1984 (13 pp.), Staff, F.A.R.M.S. (STF-84b), $1.00. All tell significant news-breaking releases from 1984, first detailing the recent discovery of cultivated pre-Columbian barley, Mulek as a Biblical son of Zedekiah, a feast of Passover in the Book of Mormon, the weight of the golden plates, the ancient pattern of the execution of Zemnarihah, Jesus' birth in Jerusalem, and many others.
Christ Among the Ruins (22 pp.), Nibley, Hugh W. (N-CHI), $1.25. From Book of Mormon Authorship. Compares Jesus' words in 3 Nephi with the so-called 40-day literature of Jesus' post-resurrection words to his disciples in Galilee.
An Evaluation of the Smithsonian Institute "Statement Regarding the Book of Mormon (9 pp.), Sorenson, John L. (SOR-82), $.50. Anti-Mormons frequently refer to a form letter, sent by the Smithsonian in response to inquiries about the Book of Mormon. This article corrects and puts that letter into proper perspective.
Howlers in the Book of Mormon (5 pp.), Nibley, Hugh W. (N-HOW), $.50. Millennial Star. Responds to over twenty Book of Mormon points which may have seemed ridiculous in 1830 but which "appear very different" in light of modern scholarship.
Strange Ships and Shining Stones (19 pp.), Nibley, Hugh W. (N-STR), $1.00. Improvement Era. This article demonstrates some striking similarities between the Jaredite account of their barges with 16 light-giving stones and old legends about Noah's ark and epic literature from Babylonia.
Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon (16 pp.), Welch, John W. (WEL-69), $1.00. BYU Studies. Landmark study introduced the discovery of extended inverted parallelisms in the Book of Mormon. One of the most remarkable exegetical and artistic analyses of the high literary quality of several passages in the Book of Mormon.
The Narrative of Zosimus and the Book of Mormon (22 pp.), Welch, John W. (WEL-79), $1.25. BYU Studies. Extensive parallels between 1 Nephi and a little-known but early pseudepigraphon about a man who has a vision similar in many ways to Lehi's and meets a groups in this vision that escaped the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem and were taken across the ocean by God.
Martin Harris' Visit With Charles Anthon: Collected Documents on Short-hand Egyptian (76 pp.), Staff, F.A.R.M.S. (STF-85a), $2.75. Letters, reviews, speeches, Egyptian script, and explanatory introduction regarding Charles Anthon's statement to Martin Harris that the Book of Mormon characters resembled "Short-hand" Egyptian.
King Benjamin's Speech in the Context of Ancient Israelite Festivals (62 pp.), Welch, John W. (WEL-85c), $3.00. A preliminary report expositing Mosiah 1-6 in light of ancient Israelite and Jewish rituals and practices associated with their fall celebration of New Year, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles, particularly on Sabbatical Years.
Were There Two Cumorahs? (6 pp.), Sperry, Sidney B. (SP-WER), $.50. Considers passages within the Book of Mormon and concludes that the Hill Ramah/Cumorah was probably near the narrow neck of land.