The Isles of the Sea

Big Error in the new CFM manual @ Millennial Star
  -  There is a big error in the new Book of Mormon CFM manual. Where it speaks about Laman...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #50 – Matt Roper/Kirk Magleby, “Time Vindicates the Prophet” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

Masonic Golden Plates & Temple Theology (Part 7 of 12) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  Historian Don Bradley says that masonic implements were found with the golden plates. ...

Peter, the Sublime @ Millennial Star
  -  As we read the New Testament in 2019, I came to love the voice of Paul and his disciples....

Temple Endowment in Lost Pages (Part 6 of 12) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  It has been generally accepted that the LDS endowment ceremonies are based on Masonic...

Come Follow Me – 1 Nephi 8-10 @ Millennial Star
  -  My blog on Come Follow Me – 1 Nephi...

Church Music: I Will Walk With Jesus, and Go & Do @ Millennial Star
  -  In the Face to Face broadcast back in November, two new songs were introduced which go...

Laban Killed During Passover (Part 5 of 12) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  This week in Sunday School, we’re talking about the story of Nephi killing Laban in...

Latter-day Saints Provide Assistance Following Puerto Rico Earthquakes @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  San Juan, Puerto Rico | Wednesday, 08 January 2020 | Latter-day Saints in Puerto Rico are...

More than 116 Pages Lost? (Part 4 of 12) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  The lost pages of the Book of Mormon are known as the lost 116 pages.  Historian Don...

Salt Lake Temple Undergoes Decommissioning @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 07 January 2020 | Within hours of the closure of the Salt Lake...

New Podcast Series Looks in Depth at Joseph Smith’s First Vision of Deity @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 06 January 2020 | A new six-episode podcast series from the...

FairMormon Conference Presentations to go with the “Introductory Pages of the Book of Mormon” Come Follow Me Lesson @ FAIR Blog
  -   This is a little late, but it came to me while sitting in Gospel Doctrine today that we...

What was Missing on Lost Pages of Book of Mormon? (Part 3 of 12) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  What was on the lost pages of the Book of Mormon? Historian Don Bradley has been...

New Heart, New Mind, New Year @ Millennial Star
  -  Jacob Z. Hess This is the last of a seven-part series “Recruiting Alma the...

Should the church reconsider its policy against concealed weapons? @ Millennial Star
  -  Many readers will have heard by now about the Texas church shooting. Here is a picture...

President Nelson Invites Sharing of Gospel Restoration @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 01 January 2020 | President Russell M. Nelson of The Church...

Conclusions in Search of Evidence @ FAIR Blog
  -  Cross-posted from The Interpreter Foundation Review of Jana Riess, The Next Mormons:...

Latter-day Saints Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites, December 30, 2019 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 30 December 2019 |

Book Review: The Lost 116 Pages @ Millennial Star
  -  Book Review: The Lost 116 Pages – Reconstructing the Book of Mormon’s Missing...

From Anglican Minister to Relief Society Sister – Interview with Jennifer Roach @ FAIR Blog
  -  Early on in life, Jennifer Roach was raised in a broadly Evangelical Christian setting....

Car Accident Claims Life of Senior Missionary @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 27 December 2019 | We are saddened to share news of the passing...

Lots of good news @ Millennial Star
  -  Latter-day prophets have usually been an optimistic group. Even though they see many...

President Nelson Shares Christmas Message @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 24 December 2019 | President Russell M. Nelson Shares Christmas...

Come Follow Me: Revelation 12-22 @ Millennial Star
  -  My blog post for Come Follow Me: Revelation 12-22 is now on my personal blog...

Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are @ Millennial Star
  -  This is the sixth of a seven-part series, “Recruiting Alma the Younger” (see...

How the Church of Jesus Christ Uses Tithes and Donations @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 20 December 2019 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Global Effort to ‘Light the World’ Generates Donations for Charities @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 20 December 2019 | Nearly 150,000 items have been purchased by...

Book Review: The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism’s Most Controversial Scripture @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Post-Mortem Analysis on this Year’s Exposé Stunt @ FAIR Blog
  -  Monday sometime, news reports made it clear that (at least for the opponents of The...

2019 Year in Review @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 18 December 2019 | A look back at the major news and...

First Presidency Statement on Church Finances @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 17 December 2019 | A First Presidency statement on church...

Young Women General Presidency Featured in New Church Podcast @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 16 December 2019 | Members of the Young Women general presidency...

President Nelson Plays 'Silent Night' Alongside 7-Year-Old Singer @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Sunday, 15 December 2019 | President Nelson Plays 'Silent Night'...

Elder Soares Dedicates the Arequipa Peru Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Arequipa, Peru | Sunday, 15 December 2019 | Peru’s third temple was dedicated today by...

Christmas Season Celebrated at Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concerts @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 12 December 2019 |

New Temple Site Locations Announced in Texas and Utah @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 11 December 2019 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

FamilySearch Now Provides Ability to Document Same-Sex Family Relationships @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 10 December 2019 | FamilySearch Family Tree now provides the...

How Do We Obtain World Peace, Become More Angelic and Experience Joy? Christmas Devotional Provides Answers @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Sunday, 08 December 2019 | What is the key to unlock world peace?...

The Church of Jesus Christ Supports the Federal Fairness for All Act @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 06 December 2019 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

First Presidency 2019 Christmas Message @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 05 December 2019 | Memories of Christmas bring recollections...

Primary General President Speaks at the UN in Geneva @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Geneva, Switzerland | Wednesday, 04 December 2019 | Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general...

New Renderings Released for Salt Lake Temple Renovation @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 04 December 2019 | Additional renderings showing the planned...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #49 – Angela Hallstrom, “Women’s Voices in Saints Volume 2” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

First Presidency Releases Statement on Refugees @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 02 December 2019 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Temple Square Brings Christmas Cheer to Salt Lake City @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 02 December 2019 | Temple Square in Salt Lake City will come to...

Groundbreaking Completed for the Puebla Mexico Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Saturday, 30 November 2019 | Ground has been broken for The Church of...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #48 – Ben Spackman, “A Paradoxical Preservation of Faith: LDS Creation Accounts and the Composite Nature of Revelation” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #47 – Richard Terry, “The Dirt on the Ancient Inhabitants of Mesoamerica” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #46 – Daniel Peterson, “‘Idle Tales’? The Witness of Women” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

A Guide to the First Century Apostasy @ FAIR Blog
  -   As my contribution to your home centered study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians this week, I...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #45 – Wendy Ulrich, “Women, Men, and Priesthood Power” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

Applying Heidegger to Religious Conviction @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Jeffrey Thayne and Ed Gantt, cross-posted from Latter-day Saint Philosopher A...

Book Review: The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Vol. 9: December 1841 – April 1842 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore As we reach the last few years of Joseph...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #44 – René Krywult, “Fear Leads to the Dark Side: How to Navigate the Shallows of (Mis)Information” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

Seeking Truth @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Dennis B. Horne Some months ago I noticed the comments of a critic of the Church...

Women as Witnesses @ FAIR Blog
  -  Editor’s Note: The transcript of Daniel Peterson’s 2019 FairMormon Conference...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #43 – Scott Gordon, “CES Letter: Proof or Propaganda?” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

Transforming Themselves to Be Apostles @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Delisa Hargrove, cross-posted from LDS Blogs In much of the northern hemisphere,...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #42 – Tad R. Callister, “A Case for the Book of Mormon” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #41 – Jasmin Rappleye, “ScripturePlus: The Future of Scripture Study” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

Am I Plugged Into the Source? @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Delisa Hargrove, cross-posted from LDS Blogs After my morning routine, I grabbed my...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #40 – Don Bradley, “Joseph Smith’s First Vision as Endowment and Epitome of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (or Why I Came Back to the Church)” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #39 – Matthew McBride, “Answering Historical Questions with Church History Topics” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #38 – Spencer McBride, “Joseph Smith in Van Buren’s White House: Lessons in Electoral Politics and Religious Freedom” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #37 – Randall Spackman, “Chronological Structure and Symbolism in the Small Plates of Nephi” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

Book Review – First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available in the FairMormon Bookstore First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins by Steven...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #36 – Elder Craig C. Christensen, “Foundations of Our Faith” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

2019 FairMormon Lifetime Achievement Award @ FAIR Blog
  -  Congratulations to Dr. Daniel C. Peterson, recipient of the 2019 FairMormon Lifetime...

2019 John Taylor Defender of the Faith Award @ FAIR Blog
  -  Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the John Taylor Defender of the Faith...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #35 – Jeff Lindsay, “‘Arise from the Dust’: Digging into a Vital Book of Mormon Theme” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. Please join us for...

Book Review: If Truth Were a Child: Essays @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore George B. Handley is a humanities professor at...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #34 – Jeffrey Bradshaw, “Stories of the Saints in the DR Congo” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. Please join us for...

FairMormon Questions: Why does Nephi quote from Isaiah in the Book of Mormon? @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon has a service where questions can be submitted and they are answered by...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #33 – Sara Riley, “‘Even as Moses Did’: The Use of the Exodus Narrative in Mosiah 11-18” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. Please join us for...

Book Review: A Documentary History of The Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore Larry E. Morris has written books on the...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #32 – Lynne Hilton Wilson, “Peter and Paul’s Paradoxical Passages on Women” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. Please join us for...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #31 – Wade Miller, “The Presence of Pre-Columbian Horses in America” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. Please join us for...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #30 – Jenny Lund, “‘We all must be crazy’: The Plight of a 19th-Century Mormon Missionary Wife” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. Please join us for...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #29 – Steve Densley and Geret Giles, “Barriers to Belief: Mental Distress and Disaffection from the Church” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. Please join us for...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #28 – John Lynch, “Strengthen Thy Brethren: Bolstering Those in Faith Crisis” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. Please join us for...

Book Review – Who is Truth? Reframing Our Questions for a Richer Faith @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available in the FairMormon Bookstore Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the...

Book Review – Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, A Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available in the FairMormon Bookstore Quincy D. Newell’s new book Your Sister in the...

Tad Callister Interview – A Case For The Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  [A review of the book can be found here.] Tad R. Callister is author of the book...

Book Review: A Case for the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore [A interview of the author can be found...

Book Review: The Joseph Smith Papers Documents, Volume 8: February-November 1841 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore This volume consists of 544 pages (including the...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #27 – Taunalyn Rutherford, “‘For We Shall See Him as He Is’: Understanding Mormon Women in India” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. Please join us for...

A Tale of Two Sealings (The Kinshasa DR Congo Temple: A Personal Perspective, Part 5) @ FAIR Blog
  -  Jocy and Athanase Ngandu Description of the Series Over the next several weeks, we will...

Ticket sales are now open for the 2019 FairMormon Conference, to be held August 7-9! @ FAIR Blog
  -   Get your ticket for the 2019 FairMormon Conference before June 6 to save your seat (and...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #26 – Matt McBride, “Women of the Global Church: Stories on history.lds.org” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This episode is a...

New Content at Joseph Smith Papers @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  The JSP has announced some new content at their web site. All annotation for Documents...

Conference Notice: John Whitmer Historical Association 2019 Annual Conference @ BOAP.org Blog
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Kindle Version of Textual Studies of the Doctrine and Covenants for cheap @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  If you purchased your hard copy of Textual Studies of the Doctrine and Covenants: The...

Job Announcement: Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition, Editorial Assistant @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  Editorial Assistant Vacancy — Closes Feb. 8, 2019 The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS)...

Job Announcement: Associate Editor, Publications Department, Massachusetts Historical Society @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  The Massachusetts Historical Society seeks a full-time Associate Editor to work in its...

Here it is: Greg Kofford Ebook Sale. Plural Marriage Revelation Book @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  TSDC:PMR ebook along with ALL 2018 Kofford ebook titles is on sale until the end of the...

The Church History Library Goes Viral! @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  See for yourself.

Job Announcement: Einstein Papers @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  The Einstein Papers Project is engaged in one of the most ambitious scholarly publishing...

Book sale. 30% off. @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  I know you’ve all be waiting to buy my book on D&C 132 because you believe...

New Joseph Smith Papers Bulletin @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  Latest from the Joseph Smith Papers here:...

Book of Abraham Manuscripts. Revelations and Translations Vol. 4 of the Joseph Smith Papers on the shelf. @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  [Cross-posted at By Common Consent] A permanent identical “I” is a...

A Short History of D&C 132 @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  I composed this short reception/textual history of D&C 132 when my book Textual...

Featherston Family, Erstwhile Emigrants @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  One of the frustrating things about tracking emigrating members is the increasing...

Papers of Jonathan Edwards flyer @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  JEC Call for Support

Papers of Martin Van Buren, Series 1. @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  Association for Documentary Editing has posted a note on the Cumberland University Martin...

John & Rebecca Denton: Repeated Returnees @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   John & Rebecca Denton Family: Back - L to R: Ezekiel, Robert, Sam, Alma From - L to R:...

Katherine Alexander and Her Return from Gathering @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  There were a number of people who joined the LDS Church that decided to go west....

The Returnees: A Project to Identify Why Some Converts Wanted to Return Home @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Sometimes when a convert moves west to join the saints, something changes their mind and...

Weller’s Book Works April 14, 2018 Conversation about “The Plural Marriage Revelation” (D&C 132) @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  I’ll be at Weller’s Book Works at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City tonight at 7pm...

Middle Tennessee Baptismal Record - Lessons Learned @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Nestled in the family search catalog is something called the Record of Members. It is a...

Baptisms in 1918 by County @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   It may not look like a lot, but baptisms in Tennessee were picking up. Yes, there was...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 5 Leaving Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young, quoted and...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 4 Seeds of Misunderstanding @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young, quoted and...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 3 Raised from the Dead @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young, summarized from his...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 2 Evil Spirits @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young. Written from his...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 1 Conversion @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [This is an excerpt from the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young. Written from his...

On the Problem and Promise of Alex Caldiero’s Sonosophy @ A Motley Vision
  -  In January of 2011, I shared my dissertation proposal on Alex Caldiero’s sonosophy...

George W Brandon writes a Letter. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   On July 6, 1842, George wrote the following letter in Nauvoo. George was an early...

You’re looking for a book @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Two Sundays ago, a member of my ward engaged me on the old question of the Great Mormon...

An conversation with Melissa Leilani Larson about Third Wheel and the writer’s life @ A Motley Vision
  -  William Morris and Melissa Leilani Larson discuss her two peculiar plays of women in...

“An Open Palm and a Consecrated Life” @ A Motley Vision
  -  When I don’t have other things occupying my mind (and often when I do), I think a...

Mother’s Milk @ A Motley Vision
  -  . The first impression Rachel Hunt Steenblik’s Mother’s Milk gave...

Claire Åkebrand’s What Was Left of the Stars @ A Motley Vision
  -  . You likely remember Claire Åkebrand from your studious rerereading of Fire in the...

Names You Can't Read: The Badam Family @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I can't say I found the Badam family. As far as the Church is concerned, that happened...

Sundry Moldy Solecisms #5 The Drown’ed Book by Mahonri Stewart, (play review) @ A Motley Vision
  -  A few weeks ago our son told us one of his co-workers was performing in Annie at the...

The Lost Records of Mary E Dukes @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  While transcribing an old baptismal record I happened across a cryptic entry...

Slate Springs Tennessee Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I won't go into a full history of the Slate Springs branch here, but I came across some...

Speedwell Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Speedwell Tennessee entered Mormon history in 1908 with the baptism of Josiah & Harriet...

Artists and Doctrine & Covenants section 58 @ A Motley Vision
  -  What D&C 58 means in relation to Mormon artists when it chastises Martin Harris and...

Short Creek Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Short Creek is a unassuming place along the east side of the Tennessee river in south...

Remembering Jonathan Langford the critic @ A Motley Vision
  -  It’s been almost three months since Jonathan died. I miss him very much. This is...

News from Tennessee Conferences 19 Jun 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 12 Jun 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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Nashville Chapel circa 1959 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In 1959 the Nashville branch of the LDS Church met in this building. For those who know...

A Place for the Un-Gathered: The Home of Abraham and Mary Church of Hickman County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [Below is an abridged version of my presentation at the 2017 Mormon History Association...

States of Deseret is now available @ A Motley Vision
  -  Peculiar Pages in collaboration with A Motley Vision is pleased to announce the release...

News from Tennessee Conferences 29 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 22 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 15 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 1 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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