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The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants), early LDS history, and related subjects. All publications in its journal, Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, are peer-reviewed and made available as free internet downloads or through at-cost print-on-demand services. Other posts on the website are not necessarily peer-reviewed, but are approved by Interpreter’s Executive Board.



Our goal is to increase understanding of scripture through careful scholarly investigation and analysis of the insights provided by a wide range of ancillary disciplines, including language, history, archaeology, literature, culture, ethnohistory, art, geography, law, politics, philosophy, statistics, etc. Interpreter will also publish articles advocating the authenticity and historicity of LDS scripture and the Restoration, along with scholarly responses to critics of the LDS faith. We hope to illuminate, by study and faith, the eternal spiritual message of the scriptures—that Jesus is the Christ.



Although the Board fully supports the goals and teachings of the Church, The Interpreter Foundation is an independent entity and is not owned, controlled by, or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or with Brigham Young University. All research and opinions provided on this site are the sole responsibility of their respective authors, and should not be interpreted as the opinions of the Board nor as official statements of LDS doctrine, belief, or practice.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.3, 46 Ratings

The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants), early LDS history, and related subjects. All publications in its journal, Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, are peer-reviewed and made available as free internet downloads or through at-cost print-on-demand services. Other posts on the website are not necessarily peer-reviewed, but are approved by Interpreter’s Executive Board.



Our goal is to increase understanding of scripture through careful scholarly investigation and analysis of the insights provided by a wide range of ancillary disciplines, including language, history, archaeology, literature, culture, ethnohistory, art, geography, law, politics, philosophy, statistics, etc. Interpreter will also publish articles advocating the authenticity and historicity of LDS scripture and the Restoration, along with scholarly responses to critics of the LDS faith. We hope to illuminate, by study and faith, the eternal spiritual message of the scriptures—that Jesus is the Christ.



Although the Board fully supports the goals and teachings of the Church, The Interpreter Foundation is an independent entity and is not owned, controlled by, or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or with Brigham Young University. All research and opinions provided on this site are the sole responsibility of their respective authors, and should not be interpreted as the opinions of the Board nor as official statements of LDS doctrine, belief, or practice.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

gratuitouslyuniquenickname ,

Mixing thoughtful and faithful. FIX THE AUDIO.

[update] Hands down, the Interpreter Radio Show in this feed has the absolute worst audio quality of any podcast I listen to. They are in dire, dire need of an audio technician. It is literally unlistenable at times, like poor-quality landline calling into an AM station from a long tunnel. During a storm. Truly dreadful. Which is a shame, because the content is interesting.

This podcast includes narrations of articles submitted to the Interpreter journal, roundtable discussions of weekly LDS Sunday school topics, recordings of talks from seminars and conferences, and a weekly radio show. Length varies from a few minutes to over two hours, with most running an hour or less. The radio show tends to run about 90 minutes. The focus is on presenting believers' perspectives on the teachings of the LDS (Mormon) church. The radio show accepts phone-in callers, many of them regulars, which can be hit and miss ('Carl' is a consistent miss). The essays and papers vary in length and depth of scholarship, but are generally interesting.

Keir Dillon ,

Awesome Content - Terrible Audio Quality

I love the content! Please make it easier to listen to. The audio is hard to understand and sounds about 20 years outdated.

da1golfa ,

Amazing resource for Gospel Doctrine lessons!

I love to listen to this to help me prepare for gospel doctrine! I never miss when I have to teach and it really helps the scriptures come alive! Love it!

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