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Editor's Introduction—Not So Easily Dismissed: Some Facts for Which Counterexplanations of the Book of Mormon Will Need to Account
TitleEditor's Introduction—Not So Easily Dismissed: Some Facts for Which Counterexplanations of the Book of Mormon Will Need to Account
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsPeterson, Daniel C.
JournalThe FARMS Review
Volume17
Issue2
Paginationxi-xlix
Type of ArticleEditor's Introduction
KeywordsAncient Near East; Apologetics; Arabia; Authorship; Critical Text; DNA; Genetics; Joseph Smith; Solomon Spaulding; Translation
Abstract

Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Recent research supporting the authenticity of the Book of Mormon includes evidence that the book was, as witnesses claimed, orally dictated; that its opening chapters accurately depict the ancient Near East in details unknown in Joseph Smith’s day; and that many of its expressions and word meanings had disappeared from English before 1700. Such evidence argues against claims that the Book of Mormon was memorized or otherwise cribbed from another document.

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