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Divine Origin of the Book of Mormon (13 June 1881)

TitleDivine Origin of the Book of Mormon (13 June 1881)
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1881
AuthorsThatcher, Moses
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number24
Date Published13 June 1881
KeywordsBook of Mormon Authenticity; External Evidence; Great Flood; Mythology; Native Americans - K'iche'; Popol Vuh; Works of Ixtlilxochitl

This series presents historical evidences to prove the divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon. Thatcher quotes from the Popol Vuh to show that the Quiche’s creation account is similar to that of the Bible; he also refers to the Works of Ixtlilxochitl to argue that the accounts of the flood are similar. The second part continues to compare the Popol Vuh with the Bible.