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A Defence [sic] of the Book of Mormon

TitleA Defence [sic] of the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1924
AuthorsBrookbank, Thomas W.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number4
Pagination52–55, 59–60
Date Published24 January 1924
KeywordsApologetics; Book of Mormon Authorship; Book of Mormon Names; Ether (Book); Language - Hebrew; Onomastics

This two-part series presents evidences of the Book of Mormon, including: the Book of Mormon omits the letters q, x, or w from proper names, does not use contractions, indicative of a Hebrew language; omits from the book of Ether references to the priesthood, the law of Moses, stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and other references that are Israelite, except for commentary inserted by Moroni. Brookbank also argues that Joseph Smith did not use the published writings of Del Rio, who visited ruins in America in 1767, as he translated the Book of Mormon. The second part concludes the series.