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Egyptology and the Book of Mormon, III
|Title||Egyptology and the Book of Mormon, III|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1923|
|Authors||Webb, Robert C.|
|Date Published||April 1923|
|Keywords||Anthon Transcript; Anthon, Charles; Characters; Egyptology; Gold Plates; Language – Reformed Egyptian; 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 third and final part covers the Anthon Transcript.
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