FAIR Study Aids/Book of Mormon Resources by chapter and verse/Alma

FairMormon Study Aids: Alma

Overview

Alma 1

Alma 2

Alma 3

  • Alma 3:1
  • Alma 3:6
    • John A. Tvedtnes, "The Charge of 'Racism' in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
    • See related material in FAIR Entry for 2 Nephi 30:6 (FAIR)

Alma 4

  • Alma 4:6

Alma 5

  • Alma 5
  • Alma 5:33-34
    • David Calabro, ""Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy": Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 5:40

Alma 6

Alma 7

  • Alma 7:10
    • Robert F. Smith, "The Land of Jerusalem: The Place of Jesus' Birth" (Maxwell Institute)
    • Gordon C. Thomasson, "Revisiting the Land of Jerusalem" (Maxwell Institute)
    • John A. Tvedtnes, "Knowledge of Christ to Come" (Maxwell Institute)
    • John A. Tvedtnes, "Cities and Lands in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
    • FAIR entry on "Jerusalem vs Bethlehem" (FAIR)
    • D. Kelly Ogden, "Why does the Book of Mormon say that Jesus would be born in Jerusalem?" (Ensign)

Alma 8

  • Section Overview Alma 8-14
    • Thomas R. Valletta, "Conflicting Orders: Alma and Amulek in Ammonihah" (Maxwell Institute)
    • Charles Swift, "When Less Is More: The Reticent Narrator in the Story of Alma and Amulek" (Religious Educator)
  • Alma 8:6-7
    • John Gee, John A. Tvedtnes, and Matthew Roper, "Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 8:22
    • Angela M. Crowell and John A. Tvedtnes, "The Nephite and Jewish Practice of Blessing God after Eating One's Fill" (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 9

Alma 10

  • Alma 10:25
    • David Calabro, ""Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy": Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 11

  • Chapter Overview
  • Alma 11:2
    • Royal Skousen, “Latest Findings in the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project” (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 11:3
    • John W. Welch, "Weighing and Measuring in the Worlds of the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
    • John L. Sorenson, "Did the Ancient Peoples of Mesoamerica Use a System of Weights and Scales in Measuring Goods and Their Values?" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 11:3, 7

Alma 12

Alma 13

  • Overview
    • Dennis A. Wright, ""None Were Greater": A Restoration View of Melchizedek" (Ensign)
    • Kevin Christensen, "The Messiah in Barker's Work and Mormon Scripture" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 13:1-9
    • James T. Duke, "The Literary Structure and Doctrinal Significance of Alma 13:1–9" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 13:13-19
  • Alma 13:21
    • David Calabro, ""Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy": Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 14

  • Alma 14:10
    • David Calabro, ""Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy": Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 15

  • Alma 15:5-6
    • David Calabro, ""Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy": Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 15:17
    • David E. Bokovoy, “A Place of Deliverance: Altars in the Hebrew Bible and Book of Mormon” (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 16

  • Alma 16:1
  • Alma 16:5
    • A. Brent Merrill, "Nephite Captains and Armies" (Maxwell Institute)
    • John Gee, John A. Tvedtnes, and Matthew Roper, "Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 16:9
    • John W. Welch, "The Destruction of Ammonihah and the Law of Apostate Cities" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 16:13
    • FAIR entry on "synagogues" (FAIR)

Alma 17

  • Chapter Overview
  • Alma 17:22-23
  • Alma 17:26
  • Alma 17:37, 17:38, 17:39
    • John M. Lundquist, and John W. Welch, "Ammon and Cutting Off the Arms of Enemies" (Maxwell Institute)
    • Bruce H. Yerman, "Ammon and the Mesoamerican Custom of Smiting off Arms" (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 18

Alma 19

  • Alma 19:12, 30, 36
    • David Calabro, ""Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy": Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 19:16
    • John Gee, John A. Tvedtnes, and Matthew Roper, "Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions" (Maxwell Institute)
    • Camille Willams and Donna Lee Bowen, "Ordinary People in the Book of Mormon" (Ensign)

Alma 20

Alma 21

Alma 22

Alma 23

Alma 24

Alma 25

Alma 26

Alma 27

  • Alma 27:22
    • Stephen D. Ricks, and John A. Tvedtnes, "The Hebrew Origin of Some Book of Mormon Place Names" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 27:24

Alma 28

Alma 29

  • Alma 29:10
    • David Calabro, ""Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy": Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 30

  • Overview
    • Gerald N. Lund, "Countering Korihor’s Philosophy" (Ensign)
    • Gerald N. Lund, “An Anti-Christ in the Book of Mormon—The Face May Be Strange, but the Voice Is Familiar” (Religious Educator)
  • Alma 30:15
  • Alma 30:24-26
    • David P. Wright, "Review of The God Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon, by Wade Brown," (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 30:28
    • David P. Wright, "Review of The God Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon, by Wade Brown," (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 30:44
    • Bruce A. Roundy and Robert J. Norman, ""All Things Denote There Is a God": Seeing Christ in the Creation" (Religious Educator)
  • Alma 30:47
    • David P. Wright, "Review of The God Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon, by Wade Brown," (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 30:49

Alma 31

  • Alma 31:12
  • Alma 31:14
    • David Calabro, ""Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy": Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 31:24-25, 28
    • Parrish Brady and Shon Hopkin, "The Zoramites and Costly Apparel: Symbolism and Irony" (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 32

  • Overview
    • Joseph Thomas Hepworth, "Watermelons, Alma 32, and the Experimental Method" (BYU Studies)
  • Alma 32:7
    • David Calabro, ""Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy": Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 32:30
    • FAIR entry on textual variant (FAIR)

Alma 33

Alma 34

  • Alma 34:16
    • David Calabro, ""Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy": Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 34:32-34
    • John A. Tvedtnes and Matthew Roper, “Scripture Insight: ‘Do Not Procrastinate the Day of Your Repentance” (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 34:35

Alma 35

  • Alma 35:16

Alma 36

Alma 37

  • Alma 37:23, 25
  • Alma 37:38, 43, 44
    • Jonathan Curci, "Liahona: "The Direction of the Lord": An Etymological Explanation" (Maxwell Institute)
    • FAIR entry on "compass"(FAIR)

Alma 38

  • Section Overview Alma 38-39
    • Blair G. Van Dyke, "Light or Dark, Freedom or Bondage: Enhancing Book of Mormon themes through Contrasts" (Religious Educator)
  • Alma 38:12
    • Bruce C. Hafen, Marie K. Hafen, ""Bridle All Your Passions"" (Ensign)

Alma 39

  • Overview
    • Terry B. Ball, "Alma 39: A Model for Teaching Morality" (Religious Educator)
    • Jeffrey R. Holland, "Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments" (Link)
    • John Hilton III, "Textual Similarities in the Words of Abinadi and Alma's Counsel to Corianton" (BYU Studies, pdf)
  • Alma 39:3
    • John Gee, John A. Tvedtnes, and Matthew Roper, "Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Alma 39:9

Alma 40

  • Alma 40:11-12
    • George Q. Cannon. "Alma 40:11-12 Do these verses contradict Luke 23:43?" (Link)
  • Alma 40:12
  • Alma 40:12-13
    • H. Donl Peterson, "What is the meaning of the Book of Mormon scriptures on eternal hell for the wicked?" (Ensign)

Alma 41

  • Philip A. Allred, "Alma's Use of State in the Book of Mormon: Evidence of Multiple Authorship" (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 42

The War Chapters

  • FAIR Resource on Main Themes in the Book of Mormon: Warfare (FAIR)
  • R. Douglas Phillips, "Why Is So Much of the Book of Mormon Given Over to Military Accounts?" (Maxwell Institute)
  • R. Douglas Phillips, ""Why is so much of the Book of Mormon given over to military accounts? Do we know why this material is supposed to be important to us?"" (Ensign)
  • Richard Dilworth Rust, "Purpose of the War Chapters in the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Richard J. McClendon, "Captain Moroni's Wartime Strategies: An Application for the Spiritual Battles of Our Day" (Religious Educator)
  • Hugh W. Nibley, "Warfare and the Book of Mormon" (Maxwell Institute)
  • Ryan Jenkins, "'Peaceable Followers of Christ' in Days of War and Contention" (Religious Educator)

Alma 43

  • Alma 43:3
  • Alma43:13-14
    • Royal Skousen, “Book Excerpt: Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon” (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 44

Alma 45

Alma 46

  • Alma 46:13-16
    • FAIR entry on the term "Christian" (FAIR)
  • Alma 46:21
  • Alma 46:21-23
  • Alma 46:22
  • Alma 46:23-24, 27

Alma 47

Alma 48

  • Alma 48:10
    • FAIR entry on the term "Christian" (FAIR)

Alma 49

  • Alma 49:13
    • John L. Sorenson, "Fortifications in the Book of Mormon Account Compared with Mesoamerican Fortifications" (Maxwell Institute)

Alma 50

Alma 51

Alma 52

Alma 53

  • Alma 53:16
    • John A. Tvedtnes, "What were the ages of Helaman’s “stripling warriors”?" (Ensign)

Alma 54

Alma 55

Alma 56

Alma 57

Alma 58

Alma 59

Alma 60

Alma 61

Alma 62

Alma 63

  • Alma 63:5, 8