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KnoWhy #280 - Why Hasn’t Lehi’s DNA Been Found? (Introduction, 2013 edition of the Book of Mormon)
|Title||KnoWhy #280 - Why Hasn’t Lehi’s DNA Been Found? (Introduction, 2013 edition of the Book of Mormon)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Ancient America; Brother of Jared; DNA; Genetics; Historicity; Lehi (Prophet); Lineage; Mulek (Son of Zedekiah); Native Americans; Population Size|
In recent years, many have wondered what DNA studies might contribute to understanding Book of Mormon origins. Some argue DNA disproves the historicity of the Book of Mormon while others say it offers supporting evidence. In 2014, the LDS Church released an essay addressing this issue. As concluded in that essay, genetic studies on past populations involve many complicated factors, making it impossible to either prove or disprove the Book of Mormon using DNA analysis.
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