Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Book of Alma, Feast of Passover, Gordon Thomasson, ancient Israelite festivals


The recent discovery of evidence in the Book of Alma of an observance of a Feast of Passover is likely to be remembered as one of the most significant finds of the year. On August 15, a good sized group met at a special F.A.R.M.S. research meeting. The discussion was led by Gordon Thomasson. The purpose was to rethink many Book of Mormon passages in light of ancient Israelite festivals, and some very striking results emerged.