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

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  2. @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
  3. A beautiful day in Nashville, TN!

  4. 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
  5. 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.

  6. For some reason I can't access any posts in the Forums. No matter what topic I click on, I get the following error message... I've tried reloading the page, I've tried logging out and logging back in, and I've tried it in a couple different browsers, with no success. HELP!!! (Is anyone else having this problem?)
  7. Rest in peace, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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  8. Just for fun, here's one more handy online gospel harmony: https://biblehub.com/parallelgospels/ This one is not in chart form. It's a list of events with hyperlinks to the parallel passages.
  9. Looking forward to some Fall weather soon...hopefully.

  10. BTW, this appears to be the lecture by Terryl Givens that is cited in the original post: Terryl Givens - "Awful Woundedness"
  11. As I should have guessed, Royal Skousen discusses the issue of this passage in his Analysis of Textual Variants. Here are screenshots of the relevant entry:
  12. I think "state of awful blindness" is not intended to convey a degree of blindness, but rather to describe the effect of blindness. The blindness is considered "awful" because they are unable to see the truth. That being said, "woundedness" makes good textual sense to me. I'm curious as to why Skousen thinks "wickedness" is meant here. He is usually working towards the earliest text, which seems to be "woundedness" here. (The footnote in Grant Hardy's Maxwell Institute Study Edition indicates that the Original and the Printer's Manuscripts have "woundedness.")
  13. Well, Mormon is pretty forthright at various places that he's editing the plates that contain the record of his people. So, if I had to guess, I would say that it's a conscious technique to link various passages together, to provide the reader with a "big picture" point of view. In other words, it seems to me that he interjects commentary that says something to the effect of, "This may seem like an isolated event, but keep reading, because there is a point that is coming up." I guess it's not completely unlike those "coming attractions" that come at the end of TV drama episodes. "Next week on
  14. Even though he's not specifically talking about "spoilers," this quote from Grant Hardy's Understanding the Book of Mormon seems to relate to this topic: I agree, this is a fascinating facet of what Hardy would call an "editorial strategy."
  15. Thanks all for the different opinions and clarifications on my question! Always interesting to learn more about a religious tradition that is different from my own.
  16. This just showed up in my Twitter news feed, and as I am not a Latter-day Saint, I found it confusing. Perhaps someone can inform me, is Mr. Osmond representing the Book of Mormon accurately? His tweet was in response to one of his Twitter followers asking what the difference was between the Bible and the BoM. Surely, Lehi and his descendants would have considered themselves Jews, wouldn't they? I'm wondering if this is a fairly common position in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Please don't take this as criticism of the Church in general. I am askin
  17. Yes, it was in all CAPS (or technically, an uncial or majuscule script), and with no spaces. Here's a pic of what one of the older manuscripts looks like...
  18. I managed to capture this screenshot from a YouTube clip, wherein The Swede is reading from 2 Nephi. Sorry the quality's not great...
  19. I know this topic is a little old, but my wife and I only recently began watching Hell on Wheels on Netflix. When Mormons started showing up in Season 3, I found it interesting, and since I'm kind of nerdy in this respect, I tried to get a better view of the Book of Mormon edition The Swede was reading from. It looks pretty similar to one of my facsimile editions of the 1830 BoM. (I couldn't find a screenshot of The Swede reading from the BoM, but I think it looked a bit like the facsimile pictured below...)
  20. I don't know if anyone else posted this (this thread's a bit long), but here's a PDF of Donald Perry's Poetic Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon, for your convenience. https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1060&context=mi
  21. Well, it's been quite some time since I popped in here! Hope everyone is staying well...

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  22. A warm day in Nashville today! Expecting some more heavy storms tonight...

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