Its a fantastic resource providing invaluable insight and scholarship about, you guessed it, the book of mormon. We are now finalizing plan b to bring you the most amazing firm foundation expo ever by internet. Unearthed history channel series book of mormon evidence june 22, 2016. For the evidence which supports the claims made in this video, as well as a fairly comprehensive sampling of the available research on this topic, click the following link. In this post i wanted to emphasize physical evidencesstuff you can touch, see, feel. Book of mormon central has created a video to introduce readers to this body of research and to highlight some of the compelling geographic evidence that if offers. Although church members continue to discuss such theories today, the churchs only position is that the events the book of mormon describes took place in the ancient americas.
Recently, i went through the book of mormon with a different focusi wanted to determine how many evidences were found in the book of mormon itself supporting the fact that it was translated from an ancient document and not written by joseph smith in the early 19th century. David hocking managing editor, annotated edition of the book of mormon. The most recent issue of byu studies quarterly includes an article by wade miller and matt roper with new evidence challenging this view. In its smallest details, the book of mormon reveals its roots in the ancient near east. Watch book of mormon centrals new video on one of the best examples of archaeological evidence we have for the book of mormon. Book of mormonevidenceshebraismschiasmus fairmormon. The book of mormon records the visit of jesus christ to people in the americas following his resurrection. The use of harold blooms description of joseph smith as a religious genius in this video may mislead viewers into thinking bloom was referring directly to the book of mormon. The book of mormon is a religious record of three groups of people who migrated from the old world to the american continents. As explored in this video, the location nahom in the book of mormon has been archaeologically confirmed. Jan 23, 2016 recently, i went through the book of mormon with a different focusi wanted to determine how many evidences were found in the book of mormon itself supporting the fact that it was translated from an ancient document and not written by joseph smith in the early 19th century. Similarly in the book of mormon, the prophet of benedict told king noah that shall be as the blossoms of a thistle, which when it is fully ripe if the wind blows it. This video is part of a new and exciting video initiative by book of mormon central. This is the definitive work on the heartland geography.
The cities, lands, and bloodlines have been found in the chronicles written by the quiche and cakchiquel maya. Book of mormon evidence streaming faithfully exploring relevant. Apr 09, 2019 it was a year ago this week, i spent three days at two book of mormon conferences on the same weekend. What the book of mormon claims about cement including the cosumption of trees. Some early critics of the book of mormon ridiculed its literary qualities. It is part of a collection that includes book of mormon evidences, part two, book of mormon evidences, part three, and book of mormon nuggets. How a mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in mexicoand. The results of these ongoing studies have been both fascinating and faith promoting.
This video highlights the different pieces of evidence that support the book of mormon s translation as being inspired, miraculous, and historically viable. If you love the book of mormon, consider donating to book of mormon central and becoming part of this exciting movement. Remarkable book of mormon evidences hidden in plain sight. Robertss study which was published posthumously in 1985 as studies of the book of mormon. John clark of the new world archaeological foundation has compiled a list of sixty items mentioned in the book of mormon. Jun 30, 2019 as will be demonstrated, the intimate relationships between his account and the known geography in the middle east provide excellent evidence of the book of mormon s authenticity. Other locations may meet some of the following criteria, but only mesoamerica meets all these elements required by the book itself. Dec 05, 2019 if youre not familiar with book of mormon central yet, all i can say is, get familiar with it. Is there any archaeological evidence for the book of mormon. Evidences of the book of mormon our homestead life.
The book is used by nearly thirteen million individuals who read it along with the holy bible, believing that both were written by prophets and contain the words of god. Evidences which support the truthfulness of the book of mormon. Book of mormon evidences mormonism, the mormon church. Introduction to the list of claims and evidences of the book of mormon. Without the book of mormon the doctrines of our gospel would fail. Over ten years of intensive research in scientific journals, historical documents, and the scriptures on. Peterson, a noted scholar and lecturer, provides an intriguing look at the evidences that support the book of mormon as an ancient. Nothing can take the place of a spiritual witness that the book of mormon is true. Our additional 2020 event will be sept 1112th the same mountain america exposition center at 9575 s state st in sandy, ut 84070. Come follow me 2020 podcasts with rod meldrum book of. Showing that the money system in the book of mormon has ancient parallels because of its binary nature does not prove the book itself to be ancient. This site provides you with an overview of what the book of mormon claims from an archeological or historic viewpoint, and compares it to nonapologetic apologetic meaning speak to defend scientific and historical resources.
Such simple examples of chiasmus are well known in english speech. These groups were led by prophets who recorded their religious and secular histories on metal plates. Supporting evidences of the book of mormon are broadly identifiable. Wayne may presents book of mormon evidence in north american geography, archaeology and historical records. Welcome to book of mormon centrals youtube channel, book of mormon central is designed and built by people who love the book of mormon. Five compelling archeological evidences for the book of mormon. Book of mormon evidence come follow me supplementary study podcasts. The 21st international book of mormon evidence conference believes the book of mormon took place in north america the heartland theory, while the book of mormon central 2018 conference believes the book of mormon all took place in central america the mesoamerican theory. Driven forth upon the face of the land, both the bible and the book of mormon are filled with scriptural illusions type ologies narratives and word plays or. The book is for all of gods children, regardless of their religious beliefs and affiliations. Book of mormon evidences, part one discusses some of the many factors supporting the plausibility of the book of mormon as an ancient document. The list includes items such as steel swords, barley, cement, thrones, and literacy. In 1955, thomas ferguson, a latter day saint and the founder of the new world archaeological foundation nwaf, with five years of funding from the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church, began to dig throughout mesoamerica for evidence of the veracity of the book of mormon claims. We have been in contact with many of our speakers who assure us that they are ready and excited to share their latest findings with all of you.
Intro to the list of claims and evidences of the book of. Evidence, they insists, that the money system described in the book of mormon is definitely an ancient one due to its binary system. Robert kay the book of mormon and the science of the fathers. Since the publication of the book of mormon in 1830, mormon archaeologists have attempted to find archaeological evidence to support it. Internal evidences of the truth of the book of mormon.
Book of mormon evidence 5 dvd series by rod meldrum dvd. For example, the system of exchange set out in alma 11. While mormon scholars admit valid challenges to mormonism from archaeology and the book of abraham, they say the evidences of mormonisms truthfulness is the book of mormon itself, gods confirmation in your spirit, and the number of changed lives. This will be the two day 26th international book of mormon evidence conference which will have just one major stage with over 20 fantastic speakers. In this inspiring and informative presentation, dr. On wednesday, january 15, 2020, royal skousen will be presenting a lecture on the history of the text of the book of mormon at brigham young university. Archaeological evidence and the book of mormon fairmormon. Book of mormon nuggets supplementing jeff lindsays book of mormon evidences page.
Rhonda pickering signs of our time why are the iconic symbols of the hopewell, a hand and a bird. Many members of the latter day saint movement claim historical authenticity of the book of mormon. Any book of mormon lands proposal must be able to demonstrate all. The list of archaeological and historical claims of the book. If this was the only sort of chiasmus to be found in the book of mormon, then it would be weak evidence, at best, of any sort of ancient origin for the text. Non mormon archaeologists speak on book of mormon evidence rick branch two of the most prevalent claims for the book of mormon are, there is much archaeological proof to the book of mormon, and the american indians are descendants of israelites who came to america as described in the book of mormon. The book of mormon puzzle has challenged bright minds for over 180 years.
This common query often expresses the questioners incorrect assumptions about archaeological methodologyassumptions usually based the questioners lack of knowledge about a very specialized academic area. How a mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in mexicoand ended up losing his faith. Much as critics and defenders of the book of mormon would like to use dna studies to support their views, the evidence is simply inconclusive. This video goes through a wide potpourri of book of mormon evidences which have not been discussed on prior videos. Most, but not all, mormons hold the book s connection to ancient american history as an article of their faith. It discusses the eyewitnesses of the translation process, the miraculous details which they reported, the blazing rate of translation, and the corroborating evidence from the original. Why is there no archaeological evidence for the book of mormon.
Over time, however, its become clear that the book of mormon is actually. Book of mormon central releases new evidences of the book of. Professionally recorded and edited in studio with rod. Nonmormon archaeologists speak on book of mormon evidence. A strong case can be made for the authenticity of joseph smiths account of the coming forth of the book of mormon first, the eyewitness testimony of those directly involved with the translation unanimously agree that joseph was not copying from another book or manuscript, but rather the text of the book of mormon as he peered into the sear. Many readers have posed this question, both out of genuine interest and also as a challenge to the book s authenticity. Evidences which support the truthfulness of the book of abraham. This site is provided to give you an overview of what reasonable evidences there may be of the book of mormon.
I couldnt possibly cover every book of mormon correlation in one sitting. Archaeology itself can be divided and subdivided into numerous disciplines. These traits provide remarkable evidence that the book of mormon is indeed a masterful work of literature. Due to the nature of its origin, that would support the existence of god. Warning themes in the book of mormon and the condemnation that resteth upon the children of zion trailer. The list of archeological and historical claims of the book of mormon compared to nonapologetic evidence. The volume has long invited scrutiny from all branches of science.
Scientists, historians, and other scholars have long maintained the view that there were no horses in the americas during book of mormon times. Non mormon archaeologists speak on book of mormon evidence. Mar 02, 2020 the book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ, its purpose is to promote faith in the savior of the world, clarify doctrine, and provide a clearer view of the plan our father in heaven has for each of his children. Here are some of our favorites, followed by a comprehensive alphabetical list below. Bmaf supports a mesoamerican context for the major book of mormon sites. For the evidence which supports the claims made in this video, as well as a fairly comprehensive sampling of the available. Mormon topics book of mormon geography and evidences. It just follows ancient, rather than modern literary standards.
Faithfully exploring latterday topics of our times. Royal skousen is a professor of linguistics at brigham young university and has spent years studying the text of the book of mormon. I recently spent three days at two book of mormon conferences. In 1935, some of the most important documents ever found relevant to old testament history were discovered. In assessing the broad impact of jack welchs discovery of chiasmus in the book of mormon, robert smith concludes. You dont have to be a member of any church or congregation to read and appreciate the book of mormon. Since the publication of the book of mormon in 1830, members and leaders of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints have expressed numerous opinions about the specific locations of the events discussed in the book. The history accounts for three migrations of people from the middle east. We are a nonprofit organization supported by people like you. Book of mormon evidence vs book of mormon central search isaiah.
In fact, several mormon organizations have been founded in order to prove these very. Book of mormon evidences 5 disk dvd series trailer video. An entirely new approach to the study of book of mormon geography. Internal evidences of the truth of the book of mormon book. Two of the most prevalent claims for the book of mormon are, there is much archaeological proof to the book of mormon, and the american indians are descendants of israelites who came to america as described in the book of mormon. The book of mormon is a religious and chronological history of a fallen people who lived in the americas from 600 b. In brief, table 2 lists only a few other numerous chiastic studies, as well as a range of hebraic styles. However, additional evidences of the divinity of this book also exist. Jonathan neville jonathan neville is a lawyer, businessman, educator and author who has written over forty books, including both nonfiction and fiction. What to say to mormons so what evidence is there that mormonism is true.
Much evidence exists to support the claims made by the book of mormon native american evidences of book of mormon contents. Geographic evidences supporting the book of mormon. There is little doubt that a true blossoming of such studies has taken place in recent decades r smith, 2007. Intro to the list of claims and evidences of the book of mormon. Get the latest updates on book of mormon topics and research for free. In other words, native americans whose ancestors include book of mormon peoples may not be able to confirm that relationship using their dna. Book of mormon evidence compiled from video interviews done in 2014, 2016 and 2017. The prophet joseph smith himself accepted what he felt was evidence of book of mormon civilizations in.
All opinions, speakers and presenters represent and express their own individual opinions, and not necessarily the opinions of firm foundation, book of mormon evidence, or its employees, and no information or opinions represent the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. All opinions, speakers and presenters represent and express their own individual opinions, and not necessarily the opinions of firm foundation, book of mormon. Book of mormon evidence in american archaeology wayne may. Serious study of the book of mormon by latterday saints is flourishing today as never before. The book of mormon is a sacred book of ancient scripture that is evidence of gods love for all people of the world. These facts establish how plausible it is that the book of mormon really is an artifact of the ancient world. The book of mormon evidence conference believes the book of mormon. There is more evidence of the truthfulness of the book of mormon than any other topic in the church of jesus christ of latterday saints.
For many years, critics have challenged the veracity of a religious text called the book of mormon. Scott bradley the constitution and the restoration of the gospel trailer. See hundreds of full hourlong presentations, go to. The purpose of this article is to shed some light on not only the subject of archaeology, but also. The internal consistency of these descriptions is one of the striking features of the book of mormon. Using both the 1st and the current edition of the book of mormon to compare against known discoveries.
Although historians and archaeologists consider the book to be an anachronistic invention of joseph smith, many members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church and other denominations of the latter day saint movement believe that it. And, with more study, the books sturdiness and richness and the remarkable accomplishment of its translator, the prophet joseph smith, become more apparent. Native american writings are potentially strong evidence that the occurrences described in the book of mormon actually happened. Nov 30, 20 these facts establish how plausible it is that the book of mormon really is an artifact of the ancient world.835 90 138 70 1603 137 1095 1091 1454 283 612 987 958 1161 645 68 256 1074 65 173 208 1057 1190 1032 592 737 1573 1315 140 1153 527 781 1162 1543 667 852 191 251 1122 133 1378 919 1333 761 9 362 730 325