“Contents,” Ensign, Jan. 2001, 1


January 2001

Volume 31 Number 1

On the covers: Front: “Joseph, This Is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” by Leon Parson, oil on canvas, 25″ x 47″, 1999. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art, Fifth International Art Competition.

Inside front: Prophet of the Lord, by David Lindsley, oil on linen, 24″ x 30″, 2000. “He has translated the book, … and as your Lord and your God liveth it is true” (D&C 17:6), the Lord said of the work of the Prophet Joseph Smith in bringing forth the Book of Mormon. “Thou shalt be called a seer, a translator, a prophet, an apostle of Jesus Christ, … through the will of God the Father, and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ” (D&C 21:1).

Inside back: Pastoral Scene near the Birthplace of Joseph Smith, by Frank Magleby, oil on gesso panel, 30″ x 40″, 1994. The rolling green hills of Vermont near the birthplace of the Prophet Joseph Smith still offer the peaceful environment that might have existed there when he was born at Sharon, Windsor County, on 23 December 1805. The boy Joseph spent the early years of his life in this area.