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Egyptology and the Book of Mormon, II
|Title||Egyptology and the Book of Mormon, II|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1923|
|Authors||Webb, Robert C.|
|Date Published||March 1923|
|Keywords||Characters; Egyptology; Gold Plates; Language; Language - Egyptian; Language - Hebrew; Language - Reformed Egyptian; Language - Semitic; Linguistic Analysis; Linguistics; Metallurgy; Tumbaga; 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 second part covers cuneiform and the alloy of the plates.
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