My name is Daniel H. Bartholomew. I have a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Utah. I love to study the Book of Mormon and create abstract art. I live in Salt Lake City with my wife and two daughters.

I am solely responsible for the content on this blog.

I am a believing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The blog posts here are written under the assumption and belief that the Book of Mormon is what it claims itself to be – an ancient record by prophets, engraved on gold plates, delivered to Joseph Smith by an angel and translated by the gift and power of God. You can read Joseph Smith’s account of these events here. You can request a free copy of the Book of Mormon here.  You can learn more about Mormons here.

The purpose of this blog is to provide notes, data, and tools that will be useful to conscientious students of the Book of Mormon – to help facilitate close readings and deeper understanding of the text. Part of this project will be to keep in mind professor Royal Skousen’s work with the Critical Text Project and the resulting published works, including “The Book of Mormon: the Earliest Text” (Yale University Press) as well as the volumes published under the title “Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon.”

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