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Book of Mormon authorship new light on ancient origins

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Published by Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, Distributed by Bookcraft in Provo, Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited with an introduction by Noel B. Reynolds ; associate editor, Charles D. Tate.
SeriesThe Religious studies monograph series ;, v. 7
ContributionsReynolds, Noel B., Tate, Charles D., Brigham Young University. Religious Studies Center.
LC ClassificationsBX8627 .B6274 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 244 p. ;
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3509752M
ISBN 100884944697
LC Control Number82061787

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Book of Mormon Authorship. Does the Book of Mormon exhibit evidence of divine/ancient origins or human/modern origins? Book of Mormon 5, Changes Despite the claim that Joseph Smith's "translation" was by the gift and power of God, several thousand changes have been made to the Book of Mormon since its original printing. In this volume, nine Latter-day Saint scholars each address the question of Book of Mormon authorship from a different approach. The tests of authenticity they employ rely on analytical techniques borrowed from such diverse disciplines as history, literature, statistics, and ancient Near Eastern studies. The papers are grouped into four parts: 1) The Nineteenth-Century Origins of the Book of Mormon, 2) The Logical Structure of the Authorship Debate, 3) Letting the Text Speak for Itself, 4) Locating the Book of Mormon Geographically and Culturally/5(13). Hilton, John L. "On Verifying Wordprint Studies: Book of Mormon Authorship." BYU Studies 30 (Summer ) Hoskisson, Paul. "An Introduction to the Relevance of and a Methodology for a Study of the Proper Names of the Book of Mormon." In By Study and Also by Faith, ed. J. Lundquist and S. Ricks, Vol. 2, pp. Salt Lake City,

Criticisms related to View of the Hebrews and the Book of Mormon. It is claimed that a 19th century work by Ethan Smith, View of the Hebrews, provided source material for Joseph Smith's construction of the Book of Mormon. Some also postulate a link between Ethan Smith and Oliver Cowdery, since both men lived in Poultney, Vermont while Smith served as the pastor of the church that Oliver. Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited is a sequel to Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, published in by BYU's Religious Studies Center and also edited by Noel Reynolds. In light of the growing body of significant insights into the antiquity of the Book of Mormon, this volume refreshes, updates, and extends the discussion begun sixteen years ago. Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- /5. Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: the Evidence for Ancient Origins [Noel B. Reynolds] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: the Evidence for Ancient Origins/5(12).

One of the earliest theories of Book of Mormon authorship was that Joseph plagiarized the unpublished manuscript of a novel written by the Reverend Solomon Spalding. Since the Book of Mormon was first published, many have been unwilling to accept Joseph Smith's account of how it was produced. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints view the Book of Mormon as scripture written by ancient prophets, while critics believe that it is a 19th-century fraud. The 15 essays in Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited present the latest research by LDS scholars on the question in an effort to demonstrate that the weight of. In Vernal Holley of Roy, Utah, issued a "revised and enlarged" second edition of Book of Mormon Authorship: A Closer Look. The title page of his interesting little booklet says that it is: "A comprehensive study of the similarities between the Book of Mormon and the writings of Solomon Spaulding.".   Since the Book of Mormon’s publication in , a number of different theories have been proposed concerning its authorship.1 Those who believe that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God naturally have accepted that its source texts were written by multiple ancient prophets.2 In contrast, those skeptical of the Book of Mormon’s ancient origin and.