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Book of Mormon Central, “How is the Use of Deuteronomy in the Book of Mormon Evidence for its Authenticity? (1 Nephi 4:34),” KnoWhy 428 (April 27, 2018).
Book of Mormon Central, “Why Was the City of Ammonihah Destroyed and Left Desolate? (Alma 16:9-11),” KnoWhy 123 (June 16, 2016).
Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did Nephi Rely on Earlier Testimonies of Christ? (Helaman 8:22),” KnoWhy 179 (September 2, 2016).
Book of Mormon Central, “Why Could Seantum Be Convicted Without Any Witnesses? (Helaman 9:35-36),” KnoWhy 180 (September 5, 2016).
Taylor Halverson, “Deuteronomy 17:14–20 as Criteria for Book of Mormon Kingship,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 24 (2017): 1–10.
Taylor Halverson, “Why Did Northern Israel Fall to the Assyrians? A Weberian Proposal,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 30 (2018): 163–178.
Val Larsen, “First Visions and Last Sermons: Affirming Divine Sociality, Rejecting the Greater Apostasy,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 36 (2020): 37–84.