COLLECTED BIOGRAPHIES OF BOOK OF MORMON SCHOLARS AVAILABLE
In 1986, the Ensign magazine issued a series of articles about prominent LDS Book of Mormon scholars, including B. H. Roberts, George Reynolds, Francis W. Kirkham, Sidney B. Sperry, and Hugh W. Nibley. These articles, which have been available separately, are now combined into a single reprint, together with the final article in that serles.
Orson Pratt was "as devoted a student and proponent of the Book of Mormon as any in Church writes David J. Whittaker, author of a short paper describing Pratt's contributions to Book Mormon scholarship and its defense. Whittaker's "Orson Pratt: Early Advocate of the Book of Mormon," briefly tracks Pratt's developing testimony, his service to the kingdom as a mission president, apostle, writer and record keeper, and as editor of the 1879 edition of the Book of Mormon—the one in which the current chapter and verse divisions first appeared. This article individually, or the full collection of reprints in this series, can be ordered on the attached form.