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Mesoamerican Model or Heartland Model: Must Only One of Them Be Right?By Lenet Read

There are more than the Northeastern American and Mesoamerican models. But these two camps are the most predominant.

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Most Current Articles in Ancient World

Stephen D. Ricks on the Sacred Embrace in Egyptian Religion and Art

In ancient Egypt, a sacred embrace was the preparation for entrance into the presence of gods.

By Maurine Proctor
The Twelve and the Seventy Apostles

One of the distinguishing features of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the belief that there can be no Church authorized by God without apostles, who hold the keys of the kingdom of heaven on earth.

By John A. Tvedtnes
Dating the Birth of Jesus Christ

Though Latter-day Saints usually understand that Christ was born on April 6, one scholar says he has reasons to think otherwise.

By Jeffrey R. Chadwick
Directions in Hebrew, Egyptian and Nephite Language

How would the Nephites, using the "learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians" (1 Nephi 1:2), have written north, south, east, and west?

Exemption From Military Duty

After the people of Ammon arrived in Zarahemla, they were granted an extraordinary exemption from active military duty if they would help to sustain the Nephite armies with provisions (see Alma 27:23-24). Surprisingly, the grant of this exceptional privil

The Prophet Isaiah: Witness to History

The Book of Isaiah is the longest of the prophetic books of the Old Testament. Modern Bible readers tend to think of Isaiah as the great visionary who foresaw the coming of the Messiah and the captivity and gathering of Israel. But most of his prophecies

By John A. Tvedtnes
Great are the Words of Isaiah

Aside from the Pentateuch (the first five books, attributed to Moses), no book of the Old Testament has received as much attention as that of the prophet Isaiah.

By John A. Tvedtnes
King Hezekiah: Almost a Messiah

Hezekiah was noted as a righteous king, particularly in comparison with most of the other rulers of Judah. He had a good working relationship with the prophet Isaiah and saw miracles save both his kingdom and his own life. Jewish tradition has it that he

By John A. Tvedtnes