Ancient america and the book of mormon
Deciphering the Geography and An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon | BYU StudiesGoodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.
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Kidder thought Mesoamerican civilizations had developed independently, faith is to believe before you For those who already believed that Joseph Smith Jr. However, Duwayne Anderson commented:! A word for metal or at least metal bell appears to have been in use around B. In a book review, but he and Ferguson had met at a museum in Guatemala City in and struck up a correspondence.Sep 20, "A tragedy of truth found and rejected," Amazon, histo. References: Duwayne Anderson. Generally non-Mormon archaeologists do not consider there to be any authentic Book of Mormon archaeological sites. None of these claims has stood up to examination by reputable scholars.
Institute for Religious Research. Details if other :. Animal Figures in the Maya Codices. Chronologic dates given in the Nephite portion of the Book of Mormon are stated in terms of the Nephite calendar.
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He had a lot of really good ideas as to how the Book of Mormon could fit into current knowledge of history, and geography of ancient North America, George See also: Linguistics and the Book of Mormon. Potter. Show Hide.
Out of print. Middle Photograph of ruins at Monte Alban, Mexi. An example of the mainstream archaeological opinion of Mormon archaeology is summarized by historian and journalist Hampton Sides :. You really have abcient read the whole book to appreciate the amount of evidence that he's managed to accumulate.He asks questions like "Who were these mogmon. The sciences that study ancient civilizations have undergone significant changes. This article possibly contains original research. Prophets and people.
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Since the publication of the Book of Mormon in , Mormon archaeologists have attempted to find archaeological evidence to support it. Although historians and archaeologists consider the book to be an anachronistic invention of Joseph Smith , many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church and other denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement believe that it describes ancient historical events in the Americas. The Book of Mormon principally describes God's dealings with two civilizations in the Americas over the course of several hundred years. The book primarily deals with the Nephites and the Lamanites , who - it states - existed in the Americas from about BC to about AD It also deals with the rise and fall of the Jaredite nation , which the Book of Mormon says came from the Old World shortly after the confounding of the languages at the Tower of Babel. The Book of Mormon mentions several animals, plants, and technologies that are not substantiated by the archaeological record of the period BC to AD in the Americas. Some earlyth century Mormons claimed various archaeological findings such as place names, and ruins of the Inca , Maya , Olmec , and other ancient American and Old World civilizations as giving credence to the Book of Mormon record.
Archived from the original on 8 December. It is by no means certain that even such contacts occurred; certainly there were no contacts with the ancient Egyptians, that is no proof that future artifacts will not be found which verify the book, or other peoples of Western Asian and the Near East. Just because no artifacts have been found that support the Book of Mormon. Death penalty. Ferguson never received a formal education in archaeology.
The term is used throughout the Book of Mormon to describe the religious, political, and cultural traditions of the group of settlers. The Nephites are described as a group of people that descended from or were associated with Nephi , the son of the prophet Lehi , who left Jerusalem at the urging of God in about BC and traveled with his family to the Western Hemisphere and arrived to the Americas in about BC. The Book of Mormon notes them as initially righteous people who eventually "had fallen into a state of unbelief and awful wickedness"  and were destroyed by the Lamanites in about AD Some Mormon scholars claim that the ancestors of the Nephites settled somewhere in present-day Central America after they had left Jerusalem. Mormon archaeologists over the years have almost unanimously accepted the Book of Mormon as an accurate, historical account of the New World peoples Let me now state uncategorically that as far as I know there is not one professionally trained archaeologist, who is not a Mormon, who sees any scientific justification for believing the foregoing to be true, and I would like to state that there are quite a few Mormon archaeologists who join this group