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The Rare Possessions Podcast digs into the archives at Book of Mormon Central to find rare and valuable works that focus on the Book of Mormon. Each new episode will feature a brief interview with archivist, Jared Riddick, about the next chapter of the book being presented, followed by host and narrator, Nick Galieti, reading a chapter of the book in audio book format. Stay tuned each week for the next chapter, and to learn more about these lesser-well known books that teach about the Book of Mormon.

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The Rare Possessions Podcast digs into the archives at Book of Mormon Central to find rare and valuable works that focus on the Book of Mormon. Each new episode will feature a brief interview with archivist, Jared Riddick, about the next chapter of the book being presented, followed by host and narrator, Nick Galieti, reading a chapter of the book in audio book format. Stay tuned each week for the next chapter, and to learn more about these lesser-well known books that teach about the Book of Mormon.

    In Honor of William J. Hamblin - "Warfare in the Book of Mormon"

    In Honor of William J. Hamblin - "Warfare in the Book of Mormon"

    This episode is in memorium of Dr. William J. Hamblin, who was a historian, retired professor, and a valiant defender of the Book of Mormon, who passed away unexpectedly on December 10th, 2019.

    Guest Stephen Smoot, a BMC researcher and writer, joins Nick and Jared in this episode where they discuss the life and work of Professor Hamblin. Specifically, they also discuss his short article "Warfare in the Book of Mormon." This article was a chapter in the book "Rediscovering the Book of Mormon" and was published by FARMS in 1991.

    To read the text for this episode, visit the Book of Mormon Central Archive: https://archive.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/warfare-book-mormon

    • 28 min
    "The Purposes for Which the Book of Mormon was Written" by Elder B.H. Roberts

    "The Purposes for Which the Book of Mormon was Written" by Elder B.H. Roberts

    "The Purposes for Which the Book of Mormon was Written" is a short chapter from the book, "New Witnesses for God: Volume II - The Book of Mormon" by Elder B.H. Roberts.

    This is a good introduction to the supplemental material for the Come, Follow Me Curriculum for 2020 available in the Book of Mormon Central Archives.

    For the complete text of this episode, click here:
    https://archive.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/purposes-which-book-mormon-was-written

    • 23 min
    "What Do We Know About the Wise Men?" by John A. Tvedtnes

    "What Do We Know About the Wise Men?" by John A. Tvedtnes

    From the FARMS Newsletter "Insights", comes a Christmas themed article from scholar John A. Tvedtnes entitled, "What Do We Know About the Wise Men?"

    Read the full text on the Book of Mormon Central Archive: https://archive.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/what-do-we-know-about-wise-men

    • 10 min
    "An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions," by Orson Pratt - Part 3

    "An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions," by Orson Pratt - Part 3

    This is the third in a three-part series focusing on Orson Pratt's remarkable missionary tract "An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions" published in 1840. This tract included one of the first publications of the First Vision, and later influenced other documents such as the Wentworth Letter.

    We are joined in this series by guest Dr. Steven C. Harper, the editor-in-chief of BYU Studies Quarterly, who is the foremost authority on the First Vision. He has recently published a book on that subject, entitled "First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins" through Oxford University Press. It can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/First-Vision-Memory-Mormon-Origins/dp/0199329478

    To read the tract, visit the Book of Mormon Central Archive:
    https://archive.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/interesting-account-several-remarkable-visions-and-late-discovery-ancient-american-records-0

    • 31 min
    "An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions," by Orson Pratt - Part 2

    "An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions," by Orson Pratt - Part 2

    This is the second in a three-part series focusing on Orson Pratt's remarkable missionary tract "An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions" published in 1840. This tract included one of the first publications of the First Vision, and later influenced other documents such as the Wentworth Letter.

    We are joined in this series by guest Dr. Steven C. Harper, the editor-in-chief of BYU Studies Quarterly, who is the foremost authority on the First Vision. He has recently published a book on that subject, entitled "First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins" through Oxford University Press. It can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/First-Vision-Memory-Mormon-Origins/dp/0199329478

    To read the tract, visit the Book of Mormon Central Archive:
    https://www.archive.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/interesting-account-several-remarkable-visions-and-late-discovery-ancient-american-records-0

    • 29 min
    "An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions," by Orson Pratt - Part 1

    "An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions," by Orson Pratt - Part 1

    This is the first in a three-part series focusing on Orson Pratt's remarkable missionary tract "An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions" published in 1840. This tract included one of the first publications of the First Vision, and later influenced other documents such as the Wentworth Letter.

    We are joined in this series by guest Dr. Steven C. Harper, the editor-in-chief of BYU Studies Quarterly, who is the foremost authority on the First Vision. He has recently published a book on that subject, entitled "First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins" through Oxford University Press. It can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/First-Vision-Memory-Mormon-Origins/dp/0199329478

    To read the tract, visit the Book of Mormon Central Archive:
    https://www.archive.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/interesting-account-several-remarkable-visions-and-late-discovery-ancient-american-records-0

    • 37 min

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