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Second Witness / Gift and Power / Traditions of the Fathers

Heralded as "the most comprehensive commentary on the Book of Mormon to date," Brant Gardner's 6-volume Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon has been widely praised for his detailed and responsible readings of the text in light of contemporary scholarship on the ancient world. Gardner followed up the series with Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon, where he formulates a theory of how Joseph Smith produced his translation of the Book of Mormon, and Traditions of the Fathers: The Book of Mormon as History, where he examines events in the Book of Mormon in the context of Mesomamerican culture.