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About caspianrex

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    Musicmeister, Bible collector, BofM fan
  • Birthday 07/22/1969

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    Bible, theology, language, Shakespeare, Book of Mormon, Sherlock Holmes, biblical languages

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  1. I haven't dug into this issue very deeply, but some of the material from Pearl of Great Price is incorporated into the Inspired Version of the Holy Bible that is included in this RLDS triple combo. Some other material is, I believe, found in the appendices that are at the end of their version of Doctrine & Covenants. So I think much, though not all, of the Pearl of Great Price can be found in this edition. Robert, who does the "Book of Mormon Editions" YouTube channel, to which I linked in my original post, goes into some more detail about that.
  2. The most recent addition to my LDS library is an interesting triple combo of sorts published by the RLDS Church in the 1970s. Entitled Holy Scriptures of the Restoration, it contains the JST Inspired Version of the Bible, the 1966 edition of the RLDS version of The Book of Mormon, and the 1978 edition of the RLDS Doctrine & Covenants. It's about the size of an LDS "quad combo," with three ribbon markers. At the end of the Bible, there's a Concordance with a super small font. and there's an index at the end of the BoM (with a more humane font size). Those study helps are definitely inf
  3. I've been browsing this thread, and figured I'd throw in my 2¢. I'm a Trinitarian Christian, raised Lutheran, but I've served as a Music Director in United Methodist churches for the past dozen years or so. When I have chatted with LDS missionaries in the pasts (and enjoyable chats they were), I've made it clear where I disagree with LDS theology, but I've never seen those differences as an obstacle to fellowship. I feel that there is always plenty of room at Christ's table for a host of different nuances. Meanwhile, I would be lying if I claimed to have a complete understanding of
  4. Awhile back, I posted about the Restored Covenant Edition of the Book of Mormon, published by the Zarahemla Research Foundation. I just tried to visit their website, restoredcovenant.org, and the link seems to be dead. I don't suppose anyone knows what happened to the website, or the organization which used to maintain it? Based on the responses to my earlier post, there weren't a whole lot of folks on this forum who were familiar with the RCE, but a few people were. I'm always curious when a website that I've used frequently in the past just kind of disappears. Any information anyon
  5. I just watched all three parts of the documentary tonight. I found it fascinating. I had read about Hofmann's forgeries in a book about Mormonism a few years ago (I don't remember which book). But the brief mention of his forgeries didn't go into a whole lot of detail about the bombings. It was intriguing to see the whole story come together, and to hear so much of Hofmann's horrifying "confessions." I think the filmmakers did a fabulous job telling the story.
  6. Wow, it's been awhile! Just thought I'd pop in and see how things were going.

  7. To my knowledge, no reputable Shakespeare scholars really take the "authorship controversy" seriously. So that probably has little impact on the idea of Shakespeare's theoretical involvement with the KJV. The main thing, to my way of thinking, is that playwrights/poets were, in those days, considered to be distinctly lower-class citizens. The main reason women were not allowed to play women's parts in plays of the period is that it was considered a lewd, immoral act. Why, then, would anyone allow an actor/playwright like Shakespeare to participate in a task as sacred as translating God's
  8. There is no proof whatsoever that Shakespeare worked on the KJV. And considering the low opinion many cultural elites had of actors and playwrights at the time, it's EXTREMELY unlikely that anyone on the translation committee would have wanted someone like Shakespeare to work with them. Sure, monarchs like Elizabeth and James found Shakespeare's work entertaining, and they may have had an appreciation for the quality of his poetry, but leaders in the English Church would not have found him remotely competent when it came to handling God's Word. It's only our modern perspective on Shakespeare a
  9. Being non-LDS, I had to look this reference up. Glad I did...it made me chuckle!

     

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  10. SO glad Fall has arrived! My favorite season, hands down...

  11. Had a lovely picnic at Percy Warner Park with my family this evening. Great weather for eating outdoors!

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  12. @Dan McClellan I very much appreciated that you laid the appropriate groundwork in the Introduction of your paper, to remind the reader of the following: It seems to me, in the course of your paper, that you make a very compelling case for "after all we can do" in 2 Nephi 25:23 meaning "despite all we can do." Meanwhile, the passage from 2 Nephi seems to address, in its own way, the tension between Paul's emphasis on salvation by grace through faith and James's statement that "faith without works is dead." That tension has long troubled many followers of Christ, not the least of w
  13. A beautiful day in Nashville, TN!

  14. Glad to see I have access back again. I guess upgrades sometimes cause problems. Hopefully all the bugs will get worked out! Meanwhile, I guess I'll have to be more meticulous about my posts before I submit them, as it looks like editing is not possible ex post facto! (I think the mistake in the above meme is intentional...please read it with the intended irony.) UPDATE: Researching the "loss" of the Edit button in another thread, I found that you can edit your posts. When you click on the three little dots in the upper-right corner of your post, it gives you a menu which i
  15. I can't view any posts on the Forum! I browse the topics, but any topic I select, gives an error message. My profile works fine, but that's about it.

    Is there any way to report tech issues to the admins of this forum?

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    2. Okrahomer

      Okrahomer

      I’ve “reported” your post.  Maybe that will get some attention.

    3. caspianrex

      caspianrex

      Thanks! I checked again, and I still can't access any posts. All I get is this error message...

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    4. caspianrex

      caspianrex

      FWIW, I have also tried to access the Forums on my desktop PC (I had been using my laptop before). It still doesn't work...same results.

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