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Book of Mormon Minimalists and the NHM Inscriptions: A Response to Dan Vogel
|Title||Book of Mormon Minimalists and the NHM Inscriptions: A Response to Dan Vogel|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Rappleye, Neal, and Stephen O. Smoot|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture|
|Keywords||Arabia; Nahom; Old World|
Biblical “minimalists” have sought to undermine or de-emphasize the significance of the Tel Dan inscription attesting to the existence of the “house of David.” Similarly, those who might be called Book of Mormon “minimalists” such as Dan Vogel have marshaled evidence to try to make the nhm inscriptions from south Arabia, corresponding to the Book of Mormon Nahom, seem as irrelevant as possible. We show why the nhm inscriptions still stand as impressive evidence for the historicity of the Book of Mormon.
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