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|Title||Ziff, Magic Goggles, and Golden Plates: Etymology of Zyf and a Metallurgical Analysis of the Book of Mormon Plates|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Grover, Jr., Jerry D.|
|Number of Pages||120|
|Keywords||Brass Plates; Gold Plates; Metallurgy; Plates; Ziff|
The identification of the mysterious material ziff from the Book of Mormon was a mystery from the time of the initial publication of the Book of Mormon until now. Finally, the linguistic and metallurgical meaning of ziff has been determined. Jerry Grover, a professional civil engineer, geologist, and translator has been able to determine the ancient term for ziff and to define its meaning, both anciently in the Old World and in the New World setting of the Book of Mormon. In addition, a detailed metallurgical analysis of the material and techniques used to construct the Book of Mormon plates has also been completed. The author's approach is meticulous and scientific. This book is a significant event in Book of Mormon studies and is a book that must be read by every serious student of the Book of Mormon and of Mesoamerican studies. The author is dedicating all proceeds from the book to additional scientific studies to cast further light on the ancient setting of the Book of Mormon.
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