Book of Mormon/Animals

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Animals or possible animal products referred to in the Book of Mormon

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Criticisms related to animals mentioned in the Book of Mormon

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Horses in the Book of Mormon

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The ass or donkey in the Book of Mormon

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Bees in the Book of Mormon

Summary: Among the supposed Book of Mormon anachronisms is the mention of “bees” (Ether 2:3)...It should be noted firstly that the Book of Mormon's use of the term "bees" occurs in an Old World (Jaredite) setting, it is never used in connection with the New World.

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Cattle in the Book of Mormon

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Elephants in the Book of Mormon

Summary: Elephants are only present in Jaredite times in the Book of Mormon. Both mammoths and gomphotheres are elephant-like creatures that are plausible candidates which may have lived up until Jaredite times.

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Sheep in the Book of Mormon

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Goats in the Book of Mormon

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Silk or Silkworms and the Book of Mormon

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Swine in the Book of Mormon

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Cureloms and Cumoms in the Book of Mormon

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Serpents in the Book of Mormon

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Video


Part(s) of this issue are addressed in a FairMormon video segment. Click here to see video clips on other topics.
NB: Please note that reference is made to a potential pre-Columbian horse, the so-called "Spencer Lake," horse skull. This has now been determined to have been a fraud or hoax, and should not be considered evidence for the Book of Mormon account.

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