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Sacred Stones in the Vicinity of Newark, Licking County, Ohio

TitleSacred Stones in the Vicinity of Newark, Licking County, Ohio
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1866
AuthorsM., M. R.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Volume28
Issue Number48
Pagination753–759
Date Published1 December 1866
KeywordsAncient America – North America; Archaeology; Decalogue; Forgery; Hoax; Hopewell Culture; Language - Hebrew; Mound Builders; Newark Holy Stone; Ohio; Ten Commandments
Abstract

An article titled “The Two Bibles” refers to the discovery of “sacred stones of Ohio,” upon which were inscribed Hebrew phrases (MS 28/41:641-43). This article analyzes the inscriptions further, showing that the decalogue was poorly written. It suggests the tribes of Dan, Reuben, Zebulun, or Joseph could have wandered to America and deposited the stones in Ohio. The first part begins the series.