This is an excellent resource for individual and family study of the Book of Mormon following the Come, Follow Me program in 2020.

For each week, they have listed relevant articles from BYU Studies Quarterly and other fine publications.

WeekCome, Follow Me Lesson
December 30, 2019 to January 5, 2020Introductory Pages of the Book of Mormon – “Another Testament of Jesus Christ”
January 6, 2020 to January 12, 20201 Nephi 1 to 7 – “I Will Go and Do”
January 13, 2020 to January 19, 20201 Nephi 8 to 10 – “Come and Partake of the Fruit”
January 20, 2020 to January 26, 20201 Nephi 11 to 15 – “Armed with Righteousness and with the Power of God”
January 27, 2020 to February 2, 20201 Nephi 16 to 22 – “I Will Prepare the Way Before You”
February 3, 2020 to February 9, 20202 Nephi 1 to 5 – “We Lived After the Manner of Happiness”
February 10, 2020 to February 16, 20202 Nephi 6 to 10 – “O How Great the Plan of Our God”
February 17, 2020 to February 23, 20202 Nephi 11 to 25 – “We Rejoice in Christ”
February 24, 2020 to March 1, 20202 Nephi 26 to 30 – “A Marvelous Work and a Wonder”
March 2, 2020 to March 8, 20202 Nephi 31 to 33 – “This Is the Way”
March 9, 2020 to March 15, 2020Jacob 1 to 4 – “Be Reconciled unto God through the Atonement of Christ”
March 16, 2020 to March 22, 2020Jacob 5 to 7 – “The Lord Labors with Us”
March 23, 2020 to March 29, 2020Enos to Words of Mormon – “He Works in Me to Do His Will”
March 30, 2020 to April 5, 2020Easter – “He Shall Rise…with Healing in His Wings”
April 5, 2020 to April 12, 2020Easter – “He Shall Rise…with Healing in His Wings” continued
April 13, 2020 to April 19, 2020Mosiah 1 to 3 – “Filled with Love towards God and All Men”
April 20, 2020 to April 26, 2020Mosiah 4 to 6 – “A Mighty Change”
April 27, 2020 to May 3, 2020Mosiah 7 to 10 – “In the Strength of the Lord”
May 4, 2020 to May 10, 2020Mosiah 11 to 17 – “A Light … That Can Never Be Darkened”
May 11, 2020 to May 17, 2020Mosiah 18 to 24 – “We Have Entered into a Covenant with Him”
May 18, 2020 to May 24, 2020Mosiah 25 to 28 – “They Were Called the People of God”
May 25, 2020 to May 31, 2020Mosiah 29 to Alma 4 – “They Were Steadfast and Immovable”
June 1, 2020 to June 7, 2020Alma 5 to 7 – “Have Ye Experienced This Mighty Change in Your Hearts?”
June 8, 2020 to June 14, 2020Alma 8 to 12 – Jesus Christ Will Come to Redeem His People
June 15, 2020 to June 21, 2020Alma 13 to 16 – Enter into the Rest of the Lord
June 22, 2020 to June 28, 2020Alma 17 to 22 – “I Will Make an Instrument of Thee”
June 29, 2020 to July 5, 2020Alma 23 to 29 – They “Never Did Fall Away”
July 6, 2020 to July 12, 2020Alma 30 to 31 – “The Virtue of the Word of God”

Follow the list of the articles chosen for next week, that include the story of Korihor

Alma 30 to 31 – “The Virtue of the Word of God”

Alma counters Korihor’s philosophy by logic and by an appeal to the power of God’s word.   

“Countering Korihor’s Philosophy,” Gerald N. Lund, Ensign, July 1992
Lund approaches the story of Korihor from a philosophical angle in this Ensign article. He explains various fields of philosophy and shows how those different philosophies come out in Korihor’s theology. He also uses this discussion as a springboard into how we see these same philosophies at work in the world today, and how one can stay faithful in the gospel.

Chart 78: “The Teachings of Korihor in Alma 30” Charting the Book of Mormon
A summary of Korihor’s philosophy. 

Chart 122: “Three Diverse Opponents of the Nephites” Charting the Book of Mormon
A chart summarizing the philosophies of Sherem, Nehor, and Korihor.

“An Anti-Christ in the Book of Mormon–The Face May Be Strange, but the Voice Is Familiar,” Gerald N. Lund, The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word
Korihor’s teachings start with an epistemology based on strong empiricism, and perhaps Mormon included this section on an anti-Christ specifically for our benefit.
“The Trial of Korihor,” John W. Welch, Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon
The story of Korihor may be initially confusing for some readers, because it seems that Korihor is wrongfully being denied his freedom of speech when he is convicted. However, the trial of Korihor aligns well with ancient Israelite legal practices.

“Comparing Sherem, Nehor, and Korihor,” John W. Welch, Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon
Although the cases of Sherem, Nehor, and Korihor share certain features with one another, these three actions involving Nephite dissenters have less in common than one might assume.

“Cursing a Litigant with Speechlessness,” John W. Welch, Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s
The story of Korihor finds resonance with not only Mesoamerican culture, but also Greek culture.

“‘All Things Denote There is a God’: Seeing Christ in the Creation,” Bruce A. Roundy, Robert J. Norman, Religious Educator 6, no. 2
Using Alma 30:44 as a springboard, the authors dive into a discussion on how all things in the earth and in nature can be seen symbolically in testifying of God. Through the symbols of rocks, light, water, and vegetation, one can see how God has employed these powerful images throughout scripture to testify of his greatness and glory.

“Notes on Korihor and Language,” Robert E. Clark, Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s
Korihor artfully uses language to not declare what he believes as truth, but rather to epistomologically tear down the arguments of Alma.

“Nephite Insights into Israelite Worship Practices before the Babylonian Captivity,” A. Keith Thompson, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 3
The Book of Mormon speaks of synagogues, sanctuaries, and places of worship in a manner which suggests that Lehi and his party brought some form of synagogal worship with them when they left Jerusalem around 600 BC.

“The Zoramites and Costly Apparel: Symbolism and Irony,” Shon Hopkin, Parrish Brady, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 22, no. 1
The Zoramite narratives of Alma 31–35 and Alma 43–44 are richly symbolic accounts woven with many subtle details regarding the importance of costly apparel and riches as an outward evidence of pride. This literary analysis focuses on how Mormon as editor structured the Zoramite narrative and used clothing as a metaphor to show the dangers of pride and the blessings afforded by humble adherence to God’s teachings and covenants.


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