This year marks the 50th anniversary since John W. Welch discovered Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon.

This discovery has changed the way we forever approach Book of Mormon scholarship.

To celebrate this day, we invite you to join us on August 16th, for a Chiasmus Jubilee hosted and organized by BYU Studies and Book of Mormon Central.

The Widtsoe Foundation's very own Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Jack Welch, will be a guest speaker.

Jubilee Event Details

August 16, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Joseph Smith Building Auditorium
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84604

The Wednesday evening Chiasmus Jubilee will feature guest speakers, musical numbers, and special presentations on Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon.

Free Admission

Pre-registration encouraged

Chiasmus: An Open Conference on the State of the Art

There will be a conference held in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium on BYU's campus on Tuesday, August 15th and Wednesday, August 16th. The conference sessions will have presentations by LDS and non-LDS scholars discussing chiasmus in the Bible and in other texts, including the Book of Mormon.

Conference participants are also invited to view materials on chiasmus at the Harold B. Lee Library on BYU’s campus from the beginning of August through mid-September. The Harold B. Lee Library will have a three-case display with personal and relevant items showing John Welch’s discovery of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon while he was a missionary serving in Regensburg, Germany, 50 years ago, in 1967. For the jubilee on Wednesday evening, August 16th, items concerning the impact and aftermath of the discovery of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon, as well as progress in scholarship about chiasmus in the Bible and in other literatures will be on display in the Joseph Smith Building.