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Egyptology and the Book of Mormon
|Title||Egyptology and the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1923|
|Authors||Webb, Robert C.|
|Date Published||February 1923|
|Keywords||Characters; Egyptology; Hieroglyphics; Language; Language - Egyptian; Language - Hebrew; Language - Reformed Egyptian; Language - Semitic; Linguistic Analysis; Linguistics; Writing System|
This series proposes that the characters on the gold plates were derived from Hieratic or Demotic Egyptian (Mormon 9:32-33). Analysis of other major written languages available ca. 600 B. C.—i.e. Phoenician-Hebrew, Egyptian hieroglyphs, cuneiform—reveals that they do not meet the writing requirements outlined in the Book of Mormon itself. The nature of the gold plates as an alloy is also discussed. The first part covers Phoenician-Hebrew and Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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